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2019-09-21 00:33:13
JOHN McLEAN (1785-1861). McLean, a politician from Ohio, served in a number of roles, including Commissioner of the General Land Office and Postmaster General. He was an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Jackson in 1829 until his death. He was one of the two Justices to vote against the Dred Scott decision. McLean was frequently mentioned as a Presidential candidate. ALS. 3pg. 7 ¾" x 10". December 31, 1848. Washington. An autograph letter signed "John McLean" as a Supreme Court Justice. He wrote to Whig Congressman Abraham Lincoln about the election of President Zachary Taylor and the ongoing slavery debate. Lincoln, who had pledged to serve only one term in Congress, proposed a bill to abolish slavery in Washington but abandoned it when he could not get enough support. Justice McLean penned: "My Dear Sir; I received your friendly letter a few days ago. The result of the late Presidential Election did not disappointment, and I have no personal regrets on the subject. I was fully away that the politicians did not desire administration, which would not lend itself to the advancement of their interest. General Taylor is an honest and honorable man; but as he is wholly unacquainted with the duties of President, he must be under the influence of those who shall be about him, and the success of his administration must depend upon those who must administer the government. He will act from good motives, but that may be found a poor security against abuses. That the influence of the south will preva … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2019-09-19 09:45:16
CAVALLO (Tibère)
Paris: 1785. Librairie Koegui 21, rue vieille boucherie 64100 Bayonne Tél. +33 5 59 59 78 74 CAVALLO (Tibère) - Traité complet d'électricité - 1785 - Edition Originale 1785 - Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI (alphab64) [64100 Bayonne, FR]
2019-09-19 00:19:50
Robert Watson
London: 1785. This set is still bound in the original 18th century binding in pristine and fully intact condition despite its age. This is a gorgeous antiquarian set, highly worthy of gifting. THE HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF PHILLIP THE SECOND, KING OF SPAIN. By Robert Watson Fourth Edition. Complete in 3 volumes. Printed in 1785. IN THE ORIGINAL BINDINGS. Printed in 1785. ______ In 1777 Watson first published History of Philip II of Spain. John Stuart Mill, discussing his childhood reading, wrote, " ...but my greatest delight, then and for long afterwards, was Watson's Philip the Second and Third." Printed in 1785, this is the Fourth Edition, printed just 8 years after the First Edition. Still bound in the original bindings. Bound in period full calf leather. Ornate gilded spine. Gilt embossing on board edges. 8 3/8''. Complete three volume set, as stated on title page. Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, et al., London. 1785. Very Good condition despite the age. Hinges fully attached and sound, some light and relatively minor starting, but all held firm. Light general rubbing. These bindings are over 200 years old. Some browning. Some foxing. No writing. Very fresh internally. Printed on quality rag paper. Wide margins. A high quality set. Publisher's marginal notes published alongside the text. A gorgeous antiquarian set, very worthy of gifting! The fourth edition. This is a gorgeous set in remarkable condition. 1566ot ___________ In 1777 Watson published History of Philip II of Spain (London, 2 vols.) Praised by Horace Walpole, it had publishing success: tra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ari Rare Books (ari.books) [Moab, Utah, US]
2019-09-18 10:11:32
1785. NORD- und MITTELITALIEN: Kst.- Karte, v. 6 Platten gedruckt, n. Chauchard bei den Gebrüdern Lotter, 'Carte Generale de L'Italie Superiore d' aprés Chauchard en 6 feuilles. Nouvellement corrigée et augmentée pour la plus grande commodite des Amateurs ..', mit altem Grenzkolorit, um 1785, 87 x 153 Ritter, die Welt aus Augsburg, S. 126. - Sehr seltene grosse Karte von Nord- und Mittelitalien. Im Norden bis Luzern - Bludenz, im Osten die Halbinsel Istrien, im Süden bis Perugia, im Westen bis Grenoble. Die alten Längs- und Querfalten wurden geglättet. Artikelnummer: 322006.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, DE]
2019-09-17 18:57:04
Hôtel de Thou, 1785. Original kupferstich. Beschriftet am Fuß 'Mort de Cook' und mit Gravurdetails 'Benard direxit' unten rechts, beide innerhalb der Plattenmarke. Von "Cartes et Figures du troisième voyage de Cook", dem Atlasband bis zur ersten französischen Ausgabe des Berichts über Cooks dritte Reise [(Paris): Hôtel de Thou, 1785]. Auf dem Originaleinband zusammen mit der Titelseite zum Atlasband. Größe: (Plattenmarkierung) 38.4 cm x 25 cm / (Blatt) 41.6 cm x 27 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Falten wie ausgestellt (Mittelfalte etwas ausgeprägter). Leichte Papierreste entlang der Oberkante. 2 cm geschlossener Riss am unteren Rand, der den Bildbereich nicht berührt. Kleiner geschlossener Riss am linken unteren Rand an der Ecke der Plattenmarkierung, auch außerhalb des Bildbereichs. Minimale Lichtflecken und Altersflecken an einigen Stellen am Rand. Bitte fragen Sie, ob Sie einen detaillierteren Zustandsbericht benötigen oder Galeriebilder ansehen möchten. A.
Bookseller: kernoozers [Ascot, GB]
2019-09-16 07:20:28
1785. Buchdruckerei. - Täubel, Christian Gottlob. Orthotypographisches Handbuch; oder: Anleitung zur gründlichen Kenntniß derjenigen Theile der Buchdruckerkunst, welche allen Schriftstellern, Buchhändlern, besonders aber denen Correctoren unentbehrlich sind. Nebst einem Anhange eines typographischen Wörterbuches. Halle und Leipzig. Täubel. 1785. 8°. - 16,5:10,5 cm. Gest. Frontisp., 4 Blätter, 383 Seiten, 1 Kupfertafel, 7 (st. 8 ?) teils gef. Tab.( inkl. 34 Blätter). Pappband der Zeit. - Offenbar fehlt eine erste Tabelle. Nur vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Rücken etwas verschmutzt und berieben. - 8167 Vgl. Boghardt, Typogr. Lehrbucher 19 (in: Philobiblon XXVII/1); vgl. Bigmore-Wyman III, 2 u. Kat. Staatl. Kunstbibl. Berlin 5348. - Christian Gottlob Taubel war Buchdrucker in Leipzig. Sein interessantes Werk behandelt alle Bereiche des Buchdrucks u. enthalt u. a. geschichtliche Abhandlungen uber Druckereien der verschiedenen Kontinente, Korrekturzeichen fur Noten u. Text sowie ein Verzeichnis der haufig vorkommenden Druckfehler. - Enthält vorne 2 Blätter Subskribentenverzeichnis. - Originaldruck, selten.
Bookseller: Bücherland (fuego41) [München, DE]
2019-09-13 22:33:25
Church of England
Printed by assignment from the executors of E. Wicksteed for W, 1785. Hardcover. 12mo, pp. [6], ix, [1], 156; the first leaf consisting of an approbation on the recto and an engraved frontispiece on the verso; contemporary and probably original black goatskin with decorative gilt border and similar border outlining central panels on the covers, smooth gilt spine with winged cherub heads, a.e.g., green ribbon page maker; minor refurbishment at head and tail of spine. Very good. ¶ An attractive English binding, possibly made in Brighton (see below). * This edition is not listed ESTC or OCLC and is distinguished by the engraved frontispiece, on the verso the printed appeal by W. Bent dated 1785, warning the public of "surreptitious" counterfeit editions of the present work. Indeed, two similar (but not identical) editions are listed by ESTC; these are recorded in just one or two libraries each. Both editions are reproduced in "Eighteenth Century Collections Online" and ours represents an entirely different setting of type. * THE BINDING: The most extraordinary tools on the present binding are surely the "bat-wing" cherubs that adorn the entire length of the spine, quite distinctive, and yet apparently remain unrecorded. It is very possible that the workshop was provincial (perhaps Brighton?) which accounts for a paltry amount of literature published on the subject. PROVENANCE: Early inscriptions of two women collectors appear on the verso of the first flyleaf: "Sarah Lumsdale, 9 Bloomsbury Place, Brighton" (NB: this house still exists) -- "Mary Cobb, April 11, 1800." * This ed … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books (nec-plus-ultra) [Lockhart, Texas, US]
2019-09-13 08:22:26
1785. DESMARQUETS (Jean Antoine Samson) Memoires chronologiques pour servir a l'histoire de Dieppe, et a celle de la navigation francoise, avec un recueil abrege des privileges de cette ville. Paris, Desauges ; Rouen, Desauge, Dieppe, Dubuc, 1785. Deux vol in-12, rel. posterieure (debut XIXe), demi-basane marron a petits coins, dos lisses ornes de fleurons dores, pieces de titre rouges et tomaison vertes, tranches mouchetees de rouge, (8)-480 + (4)-309 pp. Etiquette et tampon humide ex-libris en page de garde. Coupes inferieures legerement frottees, quelques rousseurs, une page legerement dechiree sans manque, bonne condition. Bon etat Ouvrage peu commun, contenant un important chapitre relatif au Canada et aux premiers etablissements des Dieppois au Canada. "Ecrits sur des materiaux authentiques et qui n'existent plus, cet ouvrage renferme des particularites interessantes et peu connues sur les decouvertes geographiques des navigateurs dieppois dans les XVe et XVIe siecles." (Frere I, 349). (Polar, 2580). POIDS:800GR #REF:564730 / 109B.
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE TRAIT D'UNION (letraitdunion) [10000, FR]
2019-09-11 11:22:18
BUFFON (Conde de)
Joaquin Ibarra 1785-1805, Madrid. Con un total de 482 grabados en color y 3 más duplicados, 22 viñetas, 2 mapas plegados, 1 árbol genealógico plegado y 1 retrato. Palau nº 36750 Primera edición castellana de esta bellísíma obra, muy buscada y apreciada por los coleccionistas y dificilísima de encontrar completa como este ejemplar que nosotros ofrecemos. Esta interesante obra, deliciosamente ilustrada con infinidad de láminas en color, trata sobre la Historia Natural y sus numerosisimas ramas.Comprende la Historia y Teoria de la Tierra, la Historia de los Animales en General (nutrición, reproducción, variedades), la Historia Natural de los Hombres (su infancia, pubertad, madurez, vejez, las variantes, las probabilidades de vida para cada edad del hombre.), y la Historia particular de los animales que son los siguientes: Caballo, asno, cebra, el buey, la oveja, la cabra, puerco, jabali, perro, gatos, ciervos, gamos, corzo, liebre, conejo, lobo, texon, nutria, fuina, marta, hediondo, huron, comadreja, armiño, grisón, ardilla, rata, turon, conejo de Indias, erizo,musaraña, topo, murcielago, liron, moscardino, marmota, oso, castor, mapache, coati, leon, tigre, pantera, leopardo, jaguar, cuguar, lince, caracal, hiena, Gato de Algalia, Gineta, Ondrata, Desman, Tazayú, Bermejizo, Polatuca, Los Armadillos, Zarigüeya, Marmosa, Cayopolin, Elefante, rinoceronte, Camello, Dromedario, hipopótamo, Alce, Reno, Gacelas, Koba, Bubalo, Guib, Cervatillos, Corzo, Puerco Espin, Girafa, etc.Contiene además de los 20 tomos principales de la obra, el tomo de la Vida de Buffon, el último tomo del cu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Bardon [Madrid, Spain]
2019-09-07 13:46:21
Zompini, Gaetano
1785. Unpag. publication including pictorial frontispiece, decorative title, index leaf, and (2) pp. "Memoria", followed by 60 engraved plates depicting the lively street life of Venice in the mid-eighteenth century, with various craftsmen, merchants, artisans, laborers, and street entertainments, each plate with a rhyming verse in the Venetian dialect identifying the figures, later (19th cent.?) English translations pasted below each plate impression. Occasional light spotting and smudges, foxing to orig. flyleaves. Later 19th-century three-quarter calf, the spine, hinges and corners scuffed and worn. Folio. Venice 1785. Ex-libris John Pierpont Morgan, small armorial plate on front pastedown. The present copy is a well-preserved edition of Zompini's best known work, with wide margins and fresh impressions.
Bookseller: Bernett Penka Rare Books [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2019-09-06 00:41:43
Clemente Biagi; Jacopo Nani
Romae : Antonium Fulgoni, , 1785. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Bound in full vellum. Gilt ruled, red morocco spine label. Good cover and binding. XXIIII, 240, [8], 241-334, [2] pages. Vignette engraved on the title page, 6 illustrations engraved in the text, 8 tables engraved in copper. Clean, unmarked pages. Institutional stamp inside front cover. Cicognara 2651; Brunet I, 846. Contains six treatises on Greek antiquities in the collection of the Nani family.
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2019-09-05 20:23:55
August Ludewig Schlözer / Ludewig Albrecht Gebhardt
Johann Jacob Gebauer, 1785. Erneuerter Ganzleder-Einband auf 5 Bünden mit Leder-Rückenschild, 1. Abschnitt: Geschichte von Littauen, Kurland und Liefland, 544 Seiten, erschienen 1785, 2. Abschnitt: Geschichte des Herzothums Kurland und Semgallen, 224 Seiten, erschienen 1789. Beide Abschnitte in 1 Bd. gebunden. Zusand: Vorderer Einbandeckel etwas lichtrandig u. gering fleckig (sh. Foto), Buchseiten etwas nachgedunkelt. Buchblock fest im Einband und insgesamt nur sehr geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Professioneller älterer Neueinband! Auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes des 1. Abschnittes gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel.
Bookseller: Hanseatica [Germany]
2019-09-05 09:33:11
[Parma]: Ex regio Parmensi Typographio [Bodoni], 1785. 4to, pp. [iv], xxxv, [i], 110, [ii], 16, [ii], 248. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule enclosing a frame with arch corners and sides interrupted by swirl and arch tools surrounding a sunburst, spine divided by double raised bands between gilt rules and enclosing black dyed stripes with gilt rolls, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, green endpapers, edges gilt. One leaf (p1, final sequence) with an old paper flaw repaired early on, one or two other torn corners. Extremities the merest touch rubbed, a few small marks. Modern bookplate to front pastedown, armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Vardin, Bart. to verso of flyleaf, pencil note to facing binder's blank attributing the binding to Bradel. An elegant binding on an elegant edition; the first paginated section contains the Greek text of Hesiod, the second a dedication to Ferdinand of Austria in a calligraphic italic type, and the third a Latin translation by Bernardo Zamagna. Dibdin calls it 'splendid and correct' and cites Renouard in identifying four issues on different paper: bluish, fine white, strong white, and large-paper. Brooks does not mention any paper variation, but this copy seems likeliest to be the strong white. The binding is unsigned and without ticket, and the attribution to Bradel (successor to Derome) seems unlikely, though it is a fine piece of work. The previous owner Sir Joseph Vardin, 1st Baronet (1838-1920) was a wealthy salt industrialist from Cheshire. Brooks 290.
Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop [United Kingdom]
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2019-09-03 21:02:31
Valdes, Cayetano; Cardero, Jose
1785. Malta. Manuscript map in pen and ink, wash colors. 680 x 480 mm. Very good condition, only minor scattered foxing, else fine.- A very finely executed 18th-century manuscript chart of Tunis, Tunisia and environs drafted by the important Spanish artist José Cardero, after an original sketch by the future explorer of the Pacific Northwest, Cayetano Valdés. This very attractive manuscript is centred on the heavily fortified city of Tunis, and embraces the surrounding region from the Cape Bon Peninsula in the south, up to the area around the site of the ancient city of Carthage in the north.The work captures the landscape with grisaille shading, with the towns and fortifications appearing in carmine architectural forms, while the coasts are outlined in an aquamarine wash typical of the Spanish cartography of the period. The walled “Ciudad de Tunes” (City of Tunis) is located at the head of a large lagoon, the Lake of Tunis, and is surrounded on the landward side by a ridge of hills surmounted by four forts or castles. The waters in the bay before La Goulette feature numerous soundings from recent Spanish surveys. The chart was made during the height of the Spanish military operations against the Dey of Algiers. Since 1756, Tunisia had been effectively part of the Dey’s domain.From the strategic position of Tunis, the ‘Barbary Pirates’ preyed on Christian shipping, severely disrupting European trade and, perhaps more disturbingly, forcing the captured vessels’ crewmembers into slavery.This situation was deemed intolerable by … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
2019-09-03 08:22:16
Plowden, Francis
Printed for the Author. Sold by R. Baldwin, T. Whieldon, and J. Debrett, London, 1785. xi, 151 pages. Complete, with half title and blanks front and rear, in original wrapper (chipped spine panel, light soiling). Unopened; edges untrimmed; binding sound. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: The Odd Book (ABAC, ILAB) [Wolfville, NS, Canada]
2019-09-02 19:45:27
Dictionnaire MILLER Jardiniers 8 T In 4 1785 Botanique LINNE Vigne Vin Agricultu. Service de livraison : Autre mode d'envoi.
Bookseller: jleo9330 [Drancy, FR]
2019-09-02 18:55:32
1785. 16th - 19th Century Fine and Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Atlases Raymond, George Frederick Esq. A New, Universal and Impartial HISTORY of ENGLAND from the earliest AUTHENTIC RECORDS and most Genuine Historical Evidence to the Spring of the Year MDCCLXXXIV London 1785 Raymond, George Frederick Esq. A New, Universal and Impartial History of England, from the earliest authentic records, and most genuine historical evidence, to the spring of the year MDCCLXXXIV. London: Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster-Row, 1785. Containing a clear, authentic, candid, accurate, faithful, and circumstantial account of every memorable transaction, interesting event, and remarkable occurrence, recorded in The Annals of Great Britain. With a comprehensive Account of its Origin and Progressive State, the various Revolutions has undergone, and the Conquests and Acquisitions it has obtained in different Parts of the World. Also a concise View of the Constitution and political Establishments of Britain, its Laws, Institutions, Parliaments, Charters, Commerce, Arts, Sciences, Inventions, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Military and Naval Transactions, &c. Likewise in Accurate and Chronological Account of all the Sovereigns who have swayed the British Scepter; with an impartial Display of their Characters, whether distinguished for their Wisdom in the Cabinet, their Military Achievements in the Field, their private Virtues, or their public Vices. Including Anecdotes of other Illustrious and Extraordinary Personages, such as Historians, Poets, Orators, Admirals, Generals, Statesmen, Patriots … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: antiquarian-collections [Charleston, South Carolina, US]
2019-08-30 09:56:08
HARDY (Antoine-François).
Rouen, Pierre Seyer, 1785. In-4, cart. moderne, 96pp. Etiquettes ex-libris en page de garde. Très bonne condition. Rare brochure sur le cidre. Hardy, député de la convention et chimiste, est né en 1756 à Rouen. Réf. bibliographiques : (Frère II, 64). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl. [TROYES, France]
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2019-08-26 09:55:53
Manuscript; Connecticut
1785 Connecticut Court Document Ordering the Arrest of an Absconding Debtor [Manuscript]. [Connecticut]. [Writ from the State of Connecticut Ordering the Seizure of Goods of an Absconding Debtor]. [Hartford or New Haven]: August 9, 1785. 2 pp. 13-1/2" x 8" bifolium, docketed on verso. Horizontal fold lines, a few with minor tears, light edgewear, light browning and minor edgewear, horizontal and vertical fold lines, content in neat, legible hand. * Addressed to the sheriff and deputy sheriff of Windham County, "or either of the Constables of the Town of Lebanon," this writ orders the arrest of Abraham Bliss and his deliverance to court in New London. This writ was issued because Bliss had defaulted on the repayment of 135 "Spanish Milled dollars" to Daniel and Joshua Lathrop. It also fines Bliss 50 pounds and directs the writ to be served to his attorney, David Turnbull of Lebanon.
Bookseller: lawbook exchange (intrepidbooks) [Clark, New Jersey, US]
2019-08-24 16:33:36
Schaller, Jaroslaus
Prag - Wien: K. k. Normalbuchdruckerey, durch Wenzel Piskaczek Fakt.; Schönfeldchen Handlung; Schönfeldch-Meissnerischen Handlung 1785-1791 Complete set of 17 volumes (16 regions and index), half-cloth binding with cloth corners, marble edges, hardback, 252+264+278+328+320+248+236+236+242+386+208+174+216+168+264+176+696 pp., illustration on every title page, 12° (12,5 x 19,5 cm), ex-library, covers worn, some corners slightly bumped, edges dusty, exlibris on endpapers, cataloging information (paper labels) on spines, cataloging information (numbers witten with pen) and 3-4 ownership stamps on every title page, pages slightly foxed and tanned, condition: very good Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Bohemia, geography, history, local history, old prints
Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská [CZ]
2019-08-24 08:05:32
DESMARQUETS (Jean Antoine Samson)
Paris, Desauges ; Rouen, Desauge, Dieppe, Dubuc, 1785. Deux vol in-12, rel. postérieure (début XIXe), demi-basane marron à petits coins, dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre rouges et tomaison vertes, tranches mouchetées de rouge, (8)-480 + (4)-309 pp. Etiquette et tampon humide ex-libris en page de garde. Coupes inférieures légèrement frottées, quelques rousseurs, une page légèrement déchirée sans manque, bonne condition. Ouvrage peu commun, contenant un important chapitre relatif au Canada et aux premiers établissements des Dieppois au Canada. "Ecrits sur des matériaux authentiques et qui n'existent plus, cet ouvrage renferme des particularités intéressantes et peu connues sur les découvertes géographiques des navigateurs dieppois dans les XVe et XVIe siècles.". Réf. bibliographiques : (Frère I, 349). (Polar, 2580). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl. [TROYES, France]
2019-08-23 10:44:32
Arnold, Benedict; Eden, William
1785. "Both Alike Have Gain'd the Public Scorn" [Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)]. [Eden, William, 1st Baron Auckland (1745-1814)]. The Loss of Eden, And Eden!, Lost. London: Printed & Publish'd... by W. Hinton, 21 December 1785. 8-1/4" x 12-1/2" hand-colored etching (image size) above eight lines of verse, attractively mounted and matted. Margins trimmed (with no loss to text), light even toning, a few minor stains to margins, a few negligible tiny spots to image. A good impression with vivid colors. ,250. * This is a negative appraisal of a distinguished politician who served terms in the English and Irish Parliaments, was Joint Vice-Treasurer of Ireland and President of the British Board of Trade. (The Auckland Islands of New Zealand are named after him.) In 1785 he was appointed Envoy to France on a mission to negotiate commercial treaties. The print denounces this appointment. It claims Eden is unfit because he had a history of using his offices for personal gain at the nation's expense, that he was, in effect a traitor. It depicts Benedict Arnold, in military dress, receiving Eden with open arms. Arnold is shouting "Liberty!"; Eden is holding a freshly-inscribed sheet inscribed with that word. In his pocket are papers marked "Commish.n to America," "?6,000 per annum" and "Commerc'l Negotiator to France." Inscribed above the men is the quote "NB every man has his Price. Sr. Rbt Walpole's Politicks." The verses begin: "Two Patriots (in the self same age was born,) And both alike have gain'd the Public scorn." Stephens and George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: lawbook exchange (intrepidbooks) [Clark, New Jersey, US]
2019-08-23 00:53:30
1785. this is a used item - please see description for full details. Portlock, Captain Nathaniel. A Voyage Round The World; But More Particularly To The North-West Coast Of America: Performed In 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, In The King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Embellished with Twenty Copper Plates. Printed For John Stockdale, London 1789. First Edition. Quarto; xii,384,xl. Folding map, 19 charts/plates. Complete. Bound in full marbled calf, rebacked retaining contemporary endpapers, the spine most attactive with raised bands, red lettering piece, elaborate gilt in compartments. Occasional internal spot or blemish, map a trifle thumbed. Bookplate of John Corner of Ruswarp, Whitby Ship Insurance Broker and Chandler. AA VG handsome copy. ****** Nathaniel Portlock (c. 1748 - 12 September 1817) was a British ship's captain, maritime fur trader, and author. He entered the Royal Navy in 1772 as an able seaman, serving in HMS St Albans. In 1776 he joined HMS Discovery as master's mate and served on the third Pacific voyage of James Cook. During the expedition, in August 1779, he was transferred to HMS Resolution. He passed his lieutenant's examination on 7 September 1780, then served on HMS Firebrand in the Channel fleet. On Cook's third voyage, furs obtained in present-day British Columbia and Alaska sold for good prices when the expedition called at Macao. In 1785 Richard Cadman Etches and partners, including Portlock and George Dixon formed a partnership, commonly called the King George's Sound Company, to develop the fur trade. Dixon had also serv … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Neil Summersgill (neilsummersgill) [Blackburn, GB]
2019-08-22 14:42:44
[LA PEROUSE] CLONARD. SUTTON, Robert, chevalier Sutton de CLONARD.
Brest: aboard the Portefaix, renaned Boussole, 28 & 31 May 1785. Two notes in ink on laid paper, 155 x 207 and 155 x 168 mm (the first watermarked 1768); numbered in pencil 273 and 284. A pair of simple but extremely rare documents from the outfitting of La Pérouse's ship the Boussole at Brest, by the Chevalier de Clonard, second-in-command and administrative officer on the vessel, and ultimately captain of her sister ship, the Astrolabe. Three years later both ships would be wrecked, with the ultimate loss of all lives, at Vanikoro in the Solomon Islands. Robert Sutton de Clonard, the son of a wealthy Irish nobleman, was a respected commander in the French Navy, seeing action at the Chesapeake, Yorktown and Tobago, well known for a gallant action he led in his privateering ship the Comte d'Artois against two British ships in 1780. Clonard had known La Pérouse since the time that they served together in India, and the two were close: in a letter La Pérouse wrote in January 1787 he described Clonard as an officer of the highest merit, talented in his profession, and full of zeal, honour and the love of glory, "un des hommes les plus estimables que j'ai connu." It was in 1787 that La Pérouse moved his trusted friend from being his second-in-command on the Boussole to take over command of the Astrolabe following the death of her captain Paul Antoine Fleuriot de Langle in a skirmish on the shores of the Samoan island Maouna. The present manuscripts show Clonard engaged in the demanding business of fitting out the ships for what was planned to be four years at sea, much of it ex … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House [Australia]
2019-08-21 22:23:05
1785. Condition: Good. As main heading Please view photos In great condition for 234 years old Any questions please ask.
Bookseller: bradsbits2009 [Woking, GB]
2019-08-21 18:44:42
CREBILLON (Prosper Jolyot de).
Paris: 1785. Librairie Koegui 21, rue vieille boucherie 64100 Bayonne Tél. +33 5 59 59 78 74 CREBILLON (Prosper Jolyot de). - Oeuvres complettes de Crébillon - 1785 1785 41037 CREBILLON (Prosper Jolyot de). Chez les libraires associés - 1785 Reliure plein veau marqueté. Dos lisse avec pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes. Double filet en encadrement sur les plats. Tranches marbrées.
Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI (alphab64) [64100 Bayonne, FR]
2019-08-21 08:39:36
[MAVOR, William Fordyce] MARTYN, William Frederick.
London: Harrison & Co., 1785. Two volumes, folio, with 100 handcoloured engraved plates (most incorporating from four to eight images); title-pages printed in black and red; contemporary marbled calf, very skilfully rebacked to match, preserving original red and green labels. One of the great popular works of natural history, this beautiful large-format work is largely based on the great collection of curiosities and exotic specimens of Sir Ashton Lever, the most influential eighteenth-century collector: Lever may have been indulging his panache as a showman when he referred to his "Holophusicon" as "the first museum in the universe", but it was no exaggeration. Although the preface to the book describes how the illustrations are based on originals from the cabinets of virtuosi in "every part of Europe", it is clear that most, and almost all the newer specimens, are from the Holophusicon, which is singled out by the author as having been gathered "with the indefatigable industry, the consummate skill, and the munificent expense" of Lever himself. Lever employed Sarah Stone as the central artist responsible for depicting his collection, 'faithfully drawing and painting mounted birds, insects, mammals, fishes, lizards, fossils, minerals, shells and coral from all over the world, as well as ethnographical artefacts brought back from exploratory voyages, including those of Captain Cook' (Jackson, Sarah Stone, p. 9). This is particularly significant because many of the engravings in the present work, although not signed in any way, are based on originals by this important woman … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House [Australia]
2019-08-20 20:23:17
Heinzmann, Johann Georg (Hrsg.)
Bern: Haller, 1785. 4 Bll. und 408 S. VIII S., 1 Blatt u. 404 S. jeweils mit gestoch. Titelvignette u. vielen gestochenen Schlussstücken 8 gebunden, Halbleder der Zeit m. Lederecken u. Rückenvergoldung u. Rückentitel. Roter Ganzfarbschnitt, Lesebändchen, marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere 2 von insges. 3 erschienen Bänden. Je Band 2 Abteilungen ("Erste und zweyte Abtheilung").Einbände leicht berieben, bei Teil 1 hinterer Einband in d. oberen Ecke geknickt. Reste eines priv. Signaturschildchens auf beiden Rücken unten. Im ersten Band bibliographische Angaben mit Blei auf zwischentitel. Beide Bände im Block sehr guter Zustand (nahezu unbenutzt). /vitrine
Bookseller: Altstadt-Antiquariat Nowicki-Hecht UG [Germany]
2019-08-20 08:51:22
London: 1785. Antiquarian or collectable book - for condition see "ITEM DESCRIPTION" below. Louis88Books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Title Natural History General and Particular By the Count de Buffon Translated into English Illustrated With Above 300 Copper-Plates And Occasional Notes and Observations By William Smellie Member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh _____ Half Leather Binding ~ Second Edition _____ Author Count De Buffon _____________________ Year of Publication 1785 __________________________ Publisher London: Printed for W Strahan and T Cadell _________________________ For full description see below - after all photographs ___________________________________________ Description: London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1785. Nine volumes complete. Recently bound in red morocco half leather with marbled boards. Gilt titles and decorations to the spine. Externally very good, internally with minor flaws: Vol I has some minor worming to the first few pages (top left), some volumes have tears to the corners or tops of pages but without text loss (there is a title lost to one page), marks and finger smudges to some pages, otherwise in very good condition. Scarce in this particular translation, especially in a complete state. An early translation of this classic work in a recent binding. Clean and bright internally with a few tears some with loss but not to the text or plates. Natural History, General and Particular discusses several differing species in the animal kingdom from Apes to the Hippopotamus. Volume IX is a corr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis'88Books (allright88) [Andover, GB]
2019-08-19 20:13:19
circa 1785. Impreso por Gregorio M. de Robles y Revilla, Impresor de la misma Real Sociedad. Vitoria. . 1 Vol. . 126 pp.+40 H. (catálogo de individuos) pp. Cuarto Menor. Media Piel. . Actas de la reunión celebrada por la RSBAP en Bilbao en 1784. En ellas se da cuenta de todos los asuntos tratados en las juntas y en las diferentes comisiones de trabajo de la Sociedad: agricultura y economía rústica, ciencias y artes útiles, industria y comercio, medicina, náutica, etc. Viene acompañado por la lista completa de todos los socios de la entidad, con el año de su entrada en la misma.
Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa [Bilbao, Spain]
2019-08-17 17:44:19
Count de Buffon, William Smellie (Notes etc)
London: W Strahan and T Cadell, 1785. Click here to see our other books! Natural History General and Particular By the Count de Buffon Translated into English Illustrated and Occasional Notes and Observations Count de Buffon, William Smellie (Notes etc) 1785 W Strahan and T Cadell : London 8.5" by 5.5" xx, 514pp; 517pp; iv, [2], 524pp; vii, 352pp; viii, 440pp; [2], 452pp; vii, 352pp; viii, 422pp, [1] SUMMARY Nine volumes of this popular of natural history. Illustrated,Leather Binding,Scarce Overall Condition: Good This book weighs 7 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 4.49 US Postage: £ 52.99 EU Postage: £ 30.99 European Postage: £ 55.99 Asia Postage: £ 89.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 189.99 DESCRIPTION Scarce in this particular translation, especially in this complete state. A very good early translation of this classic work in a lovely original binding. Some hinges needing attention but still great to see in this binding. Clean and bright internally. Natural History, General and Particular discusses several differing species in the animal kingdom from Apes to the Hippopotamus. Volume IX is a corrections and additions volume providing lots of further information. There are 307 illustrated plates across all volumes conveying numerous animals such as dogs, cats and elephants. Collated, complete with all plates. Comte de Buffon was a French author and his natural history was originally published from 1749-1804. It spanned to an encyclopedic collection of 36 quartos. This English translation was published prior to the to completion of this work. The work ended up being limited to the anim … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian (the-mad-librarian) [Bath, GB]
2019-08-16 22:36:27
COOK, James.)
Vienna: February 1785. Octavo. Original pale brown wrappers, covers printed in black, titles within elaborate frame to front cover, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom brown morocco solander box. Faint browning to spine, light foxing to covers and content, minor nicks to edges; a remarkably bright copy. Text in German. Frontispiece portrait of Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, large folding map of Cook's route. First German edition. This work was published as part of a series of accounts of recent events, and covers Cook's third voyage; containing the first German map of the voyage. The text was used in the so called Frankfurt Edition, Reise nach dem Stillen Ocean, of Cook's voyage (1785). "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of Antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumpti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2019-08-16 01:23:29
Erskine, John, of Carnock
1785. A Great Authority on the Law of Scotland Erskine, John, Of Carnock [1695-1768]. An Institute of the Law of Scotland. In Four Books. In the Order of Sir George Mackenzie's Institutions of that Law. Enlarged by Additional Notes, Containing the Latter Decisions of the Supreme Court on Many Interesting Points; And Improved Likewise by a More Ample Index, And the Addition of a Running Margin. Edinburgh: Printed for John Bell, 1785. Two volumes with continuous pagination bound in one book. x, 438; [439]-813, [57] pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, repair to head of spine, joints reinforced. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, light chipping to foot of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, early armorial bookplate (of Sir John Jay Scott Douglas) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, some offsetting to margins of preliminaries and final leaf. * Second edition. Esteemed for its erudition, clarity and accuracy, Erskine's Institute was one of the definitive authorities on Scots law. Rich in sociological detail, it includes laws on such topics as witchcraft, sodomy and bestiality, adultery, dueling and gypsies A durable work, it was first published in 1773 and went through four more authorial editions and four later editions by other authors, the last (eighth) in 1871. Sweet & Maxwell, English Short-Title Catalogue T188612.
Bookseller: lawbook exchange (intrepidbooks) [Clark, New Jersey, US]
2019-08-14 08:20:27
John Rollo; Richard Kentish and Alexander Johnson
C. Dilly and The Logographic Press, 1785. Four exceedingly rare medical texts bound into one. The first, "Remarks on the Disease..."was published in 1785 and is 144 pp. This followed by an 8 page letter by Dr. Kentish to Dr. Wall, in which he describes a curious case afflicting an Italian musician in Oxford. Published 1786. Then "Directions for an Extension of the Practice of Recovering Persons Apparently Dead..."is an 8 page discourse on early CPR, followed by the rendering of the previous instructions into a verse over 16 pages, published in 1789.
Bookseller: Quagga Books [South Africa]
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2019-08-14 00:50:22
Andry, Charles-Louis-Francois / Thouret, Michel-Augustin.
Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1785. Oktav. (4), 292 Seiten plus zwei Falttafeln im Anhang. Hardcover / Moderner, wunderbarer Kalbslederband (Halbleder) mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug und Titelschild. Lederverstaerkte Kanten. Diese sehr seltene Originalausgabe in der modernen Bindung wurde aufwendig neu gebunden. Das originale Exlibris des Vorbesitzers „Bernard Axelrod" und das Bookshop Exlibris des Antiquariats in dem der Band erworben wurde (″Occult Books" - Samuel Weiser - New York), sind wieder in dien vorderen Einbanddeckel integriert. Animal magnetism, also known as mesmerism, was the name given by the German doctor Franz Mesmer in the 18th century to what he believed to be an invisible natural force exerted by animals. He believed that the force could have physical effects, including healing. He tried persistently but without success to achieve scientific recognition of his theories. The theory attracted numerous followers in Europe and the United States and was popular into the 19th century. Practitioners were often known as magnetizers. For about 75 years from its beginnings in 1779 it was an important speciality in medicine, and continued to have some influence for about another 50 years. Hundreds of books were written on the subject between 1766 and 1925. Today it is almost entirely forgotten. Mesmerism is still practised as a form of alternative medicine in some countries, however magnetic practices are not recognized as part of medical science. (Wikipedia)
Bookseller: Inanna Rare Books Ltd. [Ireland]
2019-08-12 10:12:44
BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre Augustin Caron de
De l'Imprimerie de la SociÈtÈ LittÈraire-Typographique, 1785. With the Suppressed Plates by Naudet BEAUMARCHAIS, [Pierre Augustin Caron de]. La Folle JournÈe, ou le Mariage de Figaro, ComÈdie en Cinq Actes, en Prose. Paris: de líImprimerie de la SociÈtÈ LittÈraireñTypographique, chez Ruault, 1785. First edition, second printing. Royal octavo. [li], 199 pp. plus the errata leaf and five engravings by SaintñQuentin. Together with the excessively rare suppressed suite of engravings by Naudet laid in at end. Full 19th century red morocco decoratively stamped in gilt; gilt board edges and dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Faint foxing, primarily to preliminary and terminal leaves. An extremely attractive copy. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco clamshell case. The suite of five engravings by Naudet was executed for an edition which was never printed, and the plates were subsequently suppressed. They are especially rare when seen with their full margins, as here. Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchaisí masterpiece, influenced French literature by reviving the ìcomedy of intrigue,î which had declined since MoliËre. In addition, Le Mariage de Figaro was one of the first plays which fully incorporated Diderotís theories of acting and stageñcraft. ìIn 1784, the year of its first performance, it was repeated sixtyñsix times... ìPublic interest was whetted by its satirical references to the aristocracy, and it was this that first won it fame. Although greeted with enthusiasm by French society, it in fact contributed largely to its destruction. It is, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC [U.S.A.]
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2019-08-11 10:44:13
1785. James Boswell: The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson. London, printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry 1785. Title page, 4 pgs dedication, 524 pgs. 1 pg. errata & advertisement. 1st edition, 2nd issue. with in in-duced on page 121, Kings and subjects on pg. 237, and "nor Mrs. Thide" inserted after "Beauclerk" on pg. 299. Full period calf binding, gilt decorated spine, hinges cracked but holding, chipping at top and bottom of spine. 8 1/2" x 5 3/8".
Bookseller: Laster's Fine Art and Antiques (lastersfineart) [Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US]
2019-08-10 07:11:21
circa 1785. Impreso por Gregorio M. de Robles y Revilla, Impresor de la misma Real Sociedad. Vitoria. . 1 Vol. . 126 pp.+40 H. (catálogo de individuos) pp. Cuarto Menor. Pergamino de época. . Actas de la reunión celebrada por la RSBAP en Bilbao en 1784. En ellas se da cuenta de todos los asuntos tratados en las juntas y en las diferentes comisiones de trabajo de la Sociedad: agricultura y economía rústica, ganadería, ciencias y artes útiles, industria y comercio, medicina, náutica, etc. Viene acompañado por la lista completa de todos los socios de la entidad, con el año de su entrada en la misma.
Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa [Bilbao, Spain]
2019-08-09 15:11:27
Verschließer James
Observations on the passage to India, 1785. Verschließer James. Kommentare man The Passage to india,through Ägypten. AUCH by Die Beschreibung dieses Artikels erfolgte durch automatische Übersetzung. Bei anstehenden Fragen, wenden Sie sich bitte an uns. VERSCHLIEßER (James). Kommentare zu den Durchgang nach Indien über Ägypten. Auch von Wien bis Konstantinopel, um Aleppo VERSCHLIEßER (James). Kommentare zu den Durchgang nach Indien über Ägypten. Auch von Wien über Konstantinopel nach Aleppo und von dort nach Bagdad und direkt durch die große Wüste, nach Basra mit offiziellen Bemerkungen über den angrenzenden Ländern, einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Kurse und Skizzen der mehrere Straßen wir Ofen Kupfer Platten. London, Faden, 1785. Volumen: 8 ( 23,5 / 15 cm). Gebunden Sie zeitgenössische volle Kirsche Schaffell, wieder Nerven und Buchstaben Gold, der Behälter (sic) Wachen rosa gefärbt. Bemerkenswerte Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Route, illustrierte 3 ausklappbaren Karten und einem ausklappbaren ausdrucken Text. [4ff Titel und abzuwenden], [Xxxvi], 270pp, [1f Bl], [8F Suppl]. Lieferungen frei, wenn durch die Ankündigung geplant erfolgt nach Ermessen der Bibliothek nach dem Gewicht oder Brief an Ihre Adresse, oder global Relay, Lieferung nach Entfernen der zeigen Sie Relais am nächsten zu Ihnen nach Hause. Wir liefern auch in Colissimo, Colissimo empfohlen, Chronopost. Eine Lieferung per Hand in die Buchhandlung ist immer nach Absprache möglich. Lieferung weltweit. Schipping Worldwilde. Nombre de pages 270 page and mapps Format in 8 Reliure Relié Langue Anglais Nom de public … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ABIGALIVRE LIBRAIRIE DU TERRAIL (abigalivre) [Charly, FR]
2019-08-07 23:38:47
Moore, Francis; Partridge, John; Poor Robin, Knight of the Burnt-Island; Season, Henry; Wing, Tycho; White, Robert
London: Printed for the Company of Stationers and Sold by John Wilkie, at their Hall in Ludgate-Street, 1785. First Edition. Eight volumes bound in one, sixteenmo size, [384] pp. A collection of almanacs from the year 1785, with a lovely scenic fore-edge painting which shows a road leading to a lake containing two boats, some buildings reminscent of castles or villas in the background, and two trees on each side whose branches reach towards each other in the middle. Contents are varied and unusual, and include poetry, proverbs, answers to philisophical and critical questions, answers to enigmas, monthly observations, descriptions of the planets and zodiac, chronologies of remarkable occurrences, eclipses, astrological prognostications, chapters from "The Surprising Story of the Witch of the Woodlands", and the usual tables and charts relating to the moon, stars, sun, planets, tides, birthdays of the royal family, terms and returns, weight of coins, and calendars, among many other interesting trifles.___DESCRIPTION: Contemporary polished red calf, with decorative gilt-panel borders to both boards, four raised bands and backstrip stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, fore-edge painting, marbled endpapers, title-pages printed in red and black, red price-stamp to each title-page, numerous engravings, tables, charts, and mathematic equations in text; sixteenmo size (6.5" by 4"), each almanac is paginated separately, each is 48 pp., first editions as per usual.___CONDITION: Near fine overall, the leather boards bright in colour and supple, text block is tight/square with solid hinges, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [US]
2019-08-07 10:14:23
London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1785. First edition, [2], 91, [1]pp., without half-title, some occasional spotting. 4 Vols., bound as one, 8vo (210 x 120 mm), recently expertly bound half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt tooled, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. John Richardson (1743–1815) was born at Folksworth, near Stilton in Cambridgeshire. Sometime resident in London and Liverpool, by his own account he travelled throughout Britain and Europe while practising as a brewer, before settling in Hull and forming a partnership at the North Brewery, Wincolmlee, about 1783. "A pioneer in bringing scientific measurement to brewing, he published two major books, Theoretic Hints on an Improved Practice of Brewing Malt-Liquors (1777) and Statical Estimates of the Materials for Brewing (1784). His most influential work was Statical Estimates, in which he demonstrated how the hydrometer could be applied in brewing practice. Though he was not the first to use this instrument in brewing, it was he who coined the term saccharometer to describe a hydrometer calibrated in a scale of his own devising, which when used in conjunction with a thermometer allowed accurate measurement of the amount of fermentable matter in wort, in units of direct relevance to the brewer. His work alerted brewers to the economic importance of the hydrometer in providing a means of obtaining uniformity of strength of the subsequent beer, and allowed informed choice of the best yielding malts at a time when increases in the scale of production in the major London breweries were beginning to … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2019-08-06 22:00:37
Boswell, James.
1785. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1785. Sm. 8vo, iii-vii (lacks half-title), [1], 524, [1]pp. Modern full diaper calf panelled in gilt, backstrip stamped and lettered in gilt with 4 raised bands, a lovely retrospective binding by Dusel. § First edition, mixed issue; E3, E4 and M4 are cancels, as usual; leaves I5, Q7 and U6 are in Pottle's second state. We first sold this copy in 2005 after Dusel rebound it. It makes a very attractive "gift" copy. "Though the Life is a vaster and richer piece of work, no one will maintain that it displays Boswell's unique gift for biography better than the Tour. Indeed, most lovers of Boswell will agree that the Tour as a whole, is more consistently good than the Life; that is, that nowhere in the Life could one find so many consecutive first-class pages as those that compose this book" (Pottle 57). Rothschild 456.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2019-08-06 21:59:26
Chauncy, Charles.
1785. London: C. Dilly, 1785. 8vo, (4), 310, (1, ads.) pp. Original or contemporary American calf, red morocco label, a bit worn with hinges splitting but quite sound. Foot of the first leaf cut away below the text to remove an inscription. § First (London) edition, apparently no US printing was made though there is a reference to copies being bound in America for presentation by the family. A scarce book, this copy inscribed at the front: "Given by Mrs. Adams, the author's daughter." by Samuel Foxcroft who signed and dated the title-page "Samuel Foxcroft 1787", and signed later Jos. E. Foxcroft" under the inscription. Although annotations at the foot of the first leaf have been cut away, there are some 12 pp. of text annotated by Samuel Foxcroft mainly between pp. 189 and 208. The Foxcrofts were a prominent family in early New England; Chauncy was "the most influential clergyman of his time in Boston, and with the exception of Jonathan Edwards, in all New England" (DAB). About 30 copies listed on ESTC but rare in commerce: Rare Book Hub lists one dealer copy (Goodspeed's in 1910) and no copy is recorded at auction. One ex-library copy listed online (July 2016). Not in Evans: Sabin 12331 (note).
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2019-08-05 21:23:26
TARDIEU, Pierre François.
Paris, c.1785. 460 x 750mm. A large plan of St Petersburg reduced, according to the text, from a plan of 1753, with an extensive key of roads and buildings.
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]
2019-08-03 15:23:39
Leeds: Printed for John Binns, [1785]. First edition, [part I], 4to (290 x 230 mm), xvi, 59, [5]pp., with errata slip pasted onto verso of final leaf, 31 hand-coloured plates drawn and engraved by Bolton, cont. calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked, spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt with blind tolling, red morocco title label. James Bolton (bap. 1735, d. 1799), one of the foremost eighteenth-century mycologists. He was a self taught naturalist of humble origins and he drew and etched all the illustrations in this work. A second part was published at Halifax five years later. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Walter Selby; bookplate of E. J. Winslow; ownership signature of F. J. Floyd, 1905. Henrey, 464; Nissen, 194.
Bookseller: Forest Books [United Kingdom]
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2019-08-02 23:55:23
London Dilly & Robinson - 92 (Kartendatierung), 1785. 37 x 24 cm. Halbleder d. Zt. -- Gutes, sauberes Expl.! Enthält Karten datiert überwiegend auf 1785 (Africa, Polen 1792) Laut Verzeichnis für den Buchbinder vollständiges Expl.! Frühe Ausgabe des oft neu aufgelegten Kartenwerkes! Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Klaus Schöneborn [Germany]
2019-08-02 19:14:25
Jonathan Edwards
Edinburgh, 1785. Jonathan Edwards, Sermons on Various by Jonathan Edwards, Am. Pastor of the Church of Christ in Northampton.Boston, printed, Edinburgh, reprinted for M. Gray. MDCCLXXXV. [1785, Original binding, a few scuffs, text block clean & crisp throughout. Collates complete [7] 408. Johnson 226.Rare 1st ed.More pictures on request.*Returns only if item is returned in same condition as described in listing.*TEXT OR EMAIL FURTHER INQUIRIES.
Bookseller: Rare Theology Library [U.S.A.]
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2019-07-31 16:14:10
Philosophie - Winkopp (Hrsg), Peter Adolph, lt. Bayerische Staatsbilbliothek
1785. 240 Seiten 8°, Pappeinband Einband stark berieben und bestoßen mit Fehlstellen am Gelenk, Notizen auf Buchinnendeckel, Seiten angerändert, auf den ersten Seiten mit Wasserfleck, siehe Foto, etwas stockfleckig - sehr selten!
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gisa Hinrichsen [Germany]
2019-07-31 13:51:55
Kun(c)kel (von Löwenstern), Johann.
Nürnberg Riegel, 1785. (20 x 17 cm). (16) 320 S./ 1 Bl., SS. (321)-472, 10 Bll. Mit gestochenem Porträt und 17 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderner Halbpergamentband mit altem Material im Stil der Zeit. Fünfte und letzte Ausgabe des Standardwerkes zur Glasfabrikation, gleichzeitig Kunckels literarisches Hauptwerk, erstmals 1679 unter dem Titel "Ars vitratia experimentalis." erschienen. - Es ist das erste deutsprachige Werk, das die gesamten Kenntnisse der Zeit im großem Zusammenhang darstellt. Basierend auf dem Werk von Neri, das jedoch auf italienische Verhältnisse zugeschnitten war, war es Kunckel, der es auf "teusche Art und Manier" umarbeitete und um eigene Erfahrungen ergänzte. - "A classic book on glass-making, describing the discovery of ruby glass and the invention of a glass-blowing table with double bellows. A translation of Neri's work and Merrett's notes to it is included. Kunckel is a more important figure in the history of chemistry than seems generally realised." (Duveen). Kunckels Ruhm ist durch das Rubinglas begründet worden. Sein Verdienst liegt darin, dass er als erster größere Mengen Rubinglas fabrikmäßig herstellen und größere Gefäße von einheitlicher Färbung in Hohlglastechnik liefern konnte. Keiner vor ihm vereinigte die Kenntnis der Laboratoriumskniffe des Chemikers mit der langjährigen Praxis des Glasmachers. Die kräftigen Kupfer zeigen vorwiegend Öfen, Mühlen und Werkstattdarstellungen. - Vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig und 2 Blätter der Vorstäcke kopfstehend eingebunden, sonst nahezu fleckenfrei und wohlerhalten. - Cole 733 (Anm.); vgl. Duncan 7454; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
2019-07-30 19:00:57
COOK, Captain James.
Italian, c.1785. 4to, paper-backed boards, uncut; 52 numbered plates, 14 folding, including 2 maps. A collection of plates from all three of Captain Cook's official accounts of his circumnavigations, including the Stubbs kangaroo; the Maori warrior head and the Death of Cook on Hawaii. The engravers include Giuseppi Aloja, Rafael Aloja, Vincenzo Aloja, Carmine Pignatari and Zaballi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]

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