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        Prospect von der Kloster Strasse nebst dem Dom Thurm der Dom-Kirche in Berlin. - Vue perspective d'une Partie Partie de la Rue du Cloitre, .

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. G. Riedel n. Rosenberg b. Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie in Augsburg, um 1785, 27 x 40 Vergl. Kiewitz 1062 und 1048; Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 32. - Verkleinerter Nachstich des unter Nr. 1048 bei Kiewitz aufgeführten Blattes von Rosenberg. Hier als Guckkastenkupferstich und in schönem Altkolorit. - Zeigt eine seitenverkehrte Ansicht der südl. Klosterstraße mit der Parochialkirche ( Unter Friedrich I nach Plänen Nerings 1695 - 1703 erbaut, der Turm wurde von Gerlach 1714 hinzugefügt ). Hinter der Parochialkirche ein schönes Haus, welches 1732 von Minister Podewil gekauft wurde. Die kleinen Häuser links i. Vgr. mußten dem Stadthaus weichen, das vor dem 1. Weltkrieg erbaut wurde ( durch Ludwig Hoffmann ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse nach Linneischer Ordnung.. 6 parts bound in 3 volumes

      First Edition, Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1785-1787, Bound in 3 very fine contemporary half calf with raised bands, golddecoration and titellabels with goldprint on spines, No vear to bindings, and all plates clean. 14x20 cm. Endpap With 300 handcoloured engraved plants.

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1785 - Two volumes. 90,[10];[4],35,[5]pp. Octavo. Extracted from bound volume. Some foxing and dust-soiling, faint stamps of a defunct mercantile library, title to first item detached and second and third leaves partially detached, otherwise good-very good. First editions of these two tracts. The first, written in reply to Rose's pamphlet, has, on occasion, been misattributed to Edmund Burke. The present copy of the first title is inscribed at the top of the title: "To Mrs. O'Beirne from The author. T.L. O'Beirne," with the concluding signature being in a different ink. Ten pages bear corrections, including several of substance exceeding the errata, in the same hand and ink as the inscription. The second item also bears corrections in the same hand on six pages, several of them constituting revisions of the text, and at the conclusion appears the signature "T.L. O'Beirne" in the same ink as the signature on the title of the first volume. O'Beirne was born in Farnagh, and as a protestant convert, was appointed Chaplain to Lord Howe's fleet. Prior to his assuming the Bishopric of Ossory, he published a well- known vindication of Howe, a considerable number of political works, as well as poetry and some adaptations of French dramas. He married in 1783, and in 1798 was translated to the see of Meath, where he remained until his death. Black perpetuates the misattribution of the first title to Burke, though this copy would seem to lay that question to rest; Goldsmiths conjecturally attributes it to O'Beirne; Kress reports both attributions without prejudice. The DNB clearly attributes it to O'Beirne. KRESS B946 & B920. GOLDSMITHS 12936 & 12937. BLACK 1365 & 1403. ESTC T2691 & T37857.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        The Citizen Of The World: Or, Letters From A Chinese Philosopher, Residing In London, To His Friends In The East.

      R. Whiston, J. Woodfall, T. Baldwin, R. Johnston, and G. Caddel, London 1785 - Early Edition. 18mo. Full leather binding with stamped, gilt lines and lettering to spine. Bookplate of Irish-born playwright and poet and member of the British House of Commons, Richard Sheridan. Good/Very Good. Hinges cracked. Rubbing to cover leather. Corners bumped and rubbed. Foxing and soiling to interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Lyra Britannica. A collection of English songs and cantatas composed by Dr. Boyce, for the voice, harpsichord, and violin

      70 S. Quer Fol. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken bestossen. Vorderdeckel lose. Einband schwach. Beigebunden: Samuel Howard: The musical companion, a colection of English songs. For the voice, harpsichord, and violin. - Ibid., PN (125)-(128), [ca. 1785?]. 57 S. (RISM H 7483). (Unten knapp beschnnitten: einige Seiten mit kl. Verlust an Plattennummer). Und: Dr. Arne: Cymon and Iphigenia, a cantate. For the voice, harpsichord, and violin, - Ibid., PN 128, [ca. 1785?]. - 8 S. (RISM A 1803). Resp. RISM B/BB 4113: nicht in Lbl, RISM H/HH 7483: nicht in Lbl, RISM A 1803: nicht in Lbl.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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      Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, in Pater-Noster- Row, London 1785 - iv,5-466,[8]pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, gilt. Illustrated with 44 engraved plates (including the frontispiece). Boards detached, subscribers list bound out of sequence at end, a few small marginal nicks or light smudges, occasional foxing and a few marginal spots, upper margin of one plate stained, along with the upper fore-corner of another, and there's a narrow smear across the face of another, but an internally about good copy, with the majority of the plates very good or better. One of several variations upon this work published under Cooke's imprint, which, according to ESTC, was first published in parts in beginning in 1765, and from that format, reissued in book form with cancel titles. A note in ESTC assigned to one of the variants approximating the copy in hand reports Cooke's place of business was at the above address between 1783 and 1792; the present copy is the variant without 'at' preceding No. 17 in the imprint. It is possible that this work is actually by the miscellaneous writer and biographer Robert Sanders (ca. 1727 - 1783), who paid Southwell to attach his name to his work, THE UNIVERSAL FAMILY BIBLE, first issued in parts, and then in two volumes in 1773. This work is an amplification of Fox, updated to include events of the 17th and 18th centuries, with additional attention paid to Ireland, Scotland and the Americas. The engravings are signed as the work of Dodd, Stothard, and others, and like those executed for Foxe in the preceding centuries, may have been calculated as much for their sensationalism as for any potential for spiritual edification. The list of directions to the binder calls for only 40 plates. ESTC N50750.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Demande délicate de Nassau Siegen à Louis XVI.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-4 12/02/1785 très bon Il a une demande à faire au roi, par l'intermédiaire de son correspondant, mais il craint de ne pas être soutenu: «Après avoir réfléchi, Monsieur, sur les difficultés de ma demande, et sur la manière dont le roy reçoit quelques fois celles qui ne lui plaisent pas, dans l'incertitude si la mienne sera de ce nombre, je ne veux pas exposer votre amitié à quelqu'inconvénient, et je prends la parti de m'adresser directement au roy, si toutefois vous ne désaprouvez pas ma démarche [.]». Il souhaite parler de son projet à M. de Vergennes, secrétaire d'État aux Affaires étrangères sous Louis XVI. Explorateur, il participe au voyage autour du monde de Bougainville (1766-1769). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        Catalogus der seit der Restitution der Brüderkirche ordinierten Brüder nebst denen zu Diaconissen eingesegneten Schwestern, und denen zu Acoluthie angenommen Geschwistern.

      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ca. 1785-1835. "(70) p. Contemporary Leather, 8° (The upper-spine-end is split on both sides, 10 pages are left blank. Manuscript containing a catalogue of all the members of the 'Hernhutter Brüdergemeine' at Bethlehem Pennsylvania, starting with the year 1785 and dating until the year 1835.)".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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      Madrid 1785. Imprenta Josehp Otero. Pergamino.Contiene, El testimonio del espíritu, del baptismo, de la sangre, la publicidad del ministerio católico, discurso de un cura de aldea y otros.Frontispicio. 394 pp. 21x15. Pequeños restos de xilófagos en las últimas páginas que no afectan al texto. Pequeña mancha en lomo que no afecta al texto.

      [Bookseller: Librería Vobiscum]
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        TA., Gesundbrunnen, "Prospect des Gesund Brunnens bei Freienwalde an der Oder".

      - Kupferstich v. Schleuen, um 1785, 19 x 31 Selten! Über der Darstellung 3-zeilige Beschreibung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        TA., Schloß, "Prospect des Königl. Preuss. Lust-Schlosses zu Oranienburg, wie es vom Garten und Lande her anzusehen".

      - Kupferstich v. J. W. Schleuen, um 1785, 19,5 x 31 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1194.

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        Lyra Britannica. A collection of English songs and cantatas composed by Dr. Boyce, for the voice, harpsichord, and violin

      London : Harrison and Co., PN (109)-(113), [ca. 1785?]. - 70 S. Quer Fol. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken bestossen. Vorderdeckel lose. Einband schwach. Beigebunden: Samuel Howard: The musical companion, a colection of English songs. For the voice, harpsichord, and violin. - Ibid., PN (125)-(128), [ca. 1785?]. 57 S. (RISM H 7483). (Unten knapp beschnnitten: einige Seiten mit kl. Verlust an Plattennummer). Und: Dr. Arne: Cymon and Iphigenia, a cantate. For the voice, harpsichord, and violin, - Ibid., PN 128, [ca. 1785?]. - 8 S. (RISM A 1803). Resp. RISM B/BB 4113: nicht in Lbl, RISM H/HH 7483: nicht in Lbl, RISM A 1803: nicht in Lbl. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 600

      [Bookseller: Paul van Kuik Antiquarian Music]
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      Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. Two volumes. xx, 453, [1]; xx, 574pp., plus five engraved folding maps. Half titles. Expertly bound to style in period tree sheep, spine gilt, red and black morocco labels. Expert repairs to the folding maps, else very good. Although Ramsay applied for copyright to this work in 1785 (and his History of the American Revolution in 1789), it was not granted until 1790. Nevertheless, the two hold the joint distinction of being the first books to receive copyright in America. Ramsay, born in Pennsylvania and educated at Princeton, settled as a physician in Charleston. He served in the Continental Congress and as a military surgeon during the war, and was later President of the South Carolina Senate. His history is an accurate portrayal of the events in the southern theatre. Responding to a portion of the printing sheets of this work sent to him by Ramsay, Thomas Jefferson wrote to the author on Aug. 31, 1785: "I am much pleased to see that a commencement of those special histories of the late revolution which must be written first before a good general one can be expected. I shall be more pleased to see the remaining parts as well executed as this which sets the example." The maps, among the earliest American cartographic depictions, include: "A Sketch of Charleston Harbour"; "Plan of the Siege of Charleston"; "A Sketch of the Situations & Stations of the British Vessels, under the command of Sir Peter Parker on the attack upon Fort Moultrie"; and "Plan of the Siege of Savannah; Plan of the Investment of York[town] & Gloucester." Beyond its value as a cartographically-illustrated work of history, it has been argued by Lester Cohen and others that the few 18th- century American histories of the Revolution, most notably those authored by Ramsay, were part of a larger nation-building movement. Thus, this history of the revolution in the southern theatre is distinctly American: in its writing, illustrations, printing, binding and socio-political impact upon the young Republic's cultural identity. HOWES R36. SABIN 67691. EVANS 19211. FELCONE 223. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED, 80.

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        B "Vue prise du pont, dit Fischer Brücke jusqu' au pont des Orphelins. - Dediée à Son Altesse Royale, Monseigneur le Prince Louis, Prince hereditaire de Prusse".

      - kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 38,5 x 64,2 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 15; Kiewitz 1060 Rave 2. - 2. Zustand mit Verlegeradresse und mit Dedication. - Blick vom Nordende der Fischerbrücke ( Mühlendamm ) zum Waisenhaus. Links die Hinterhäuser der Stralauer Straße. rechts ein Bootsanlegeplatz. - Im unteren Rand hinterlegter Enriß. Die Abbildung ist nicht betroffen.

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        B "Vue du Marché dit Molckenmarckt, et de l'Eglise St. Pierre, dans l'eloignement. - Dediée à Monsieur de Bischofswerder, Major de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 41 x 63,5 Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 13; Kiewitz, Nr. 1059; Rave, Nr. 7. - 2. Zustand mit Dedikation. - Der Betrachter steht auf der Höhe der heutigen Eiergasse und blickt zur Petrikirche ( im Hintergrund zu sehen ). Rechts die Häuser vor der Nikolaikirche, an deren Ende man das Palais Ephraim sehen kann. Links sieht man das Haus der Tabaksadministration. Mittig der durch Verkaufsbuden belebte, älteste Marktplatz von Berlin.

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        Ansicht v. Ruine und Kloster Ehrenstein, "Vue du chateau et Convent d' Ehrenstein".

      - Kst. v. Volkart v. Volkart n. C. Dupuis, 1785, 18,5 x 28,5 Siehe auch bei Merlo: Kölner Künstler, S. 206. - Sehr seltenes Blatt. Blick über den Mehrbach zum Kloster, links die Ruine Ehrenstein.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      O. O., [ca. 1785]. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Fridericiade oder Regierung Friedrichs des Zweyten, in Schaumünzen." - Katalog von 48 Gedenkmünzen und -medaillen von "Des Königs Geburt. 1712" bis "Friedrich verbessert die Gesetze. 1785". Nach Ramlers Vermerk gesammelt von Hofmeister Böhmer. Die Zusammenstellung war für Münzmeister Silm gedacht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen über den Gebrauch des Magnets in der Arzneykunst. Mit zwo Kupfertafeln. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich. 1785 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1785 - Bassano, Remondini, 1785 Opera divisa in tre parti corrispondenti alla: "Bellezza", alla "Comodità" e alla "Solidità", che sono le tre principali divisioni dell'architettura civile secondo il Milizia (Oria, Brindisi, 1725 - Roma, 1798). Opera stampata anonima la prima volta nel 1781. Tre volumi in 8vo, di mm. 145x203h, pag. XVI, 381 (1); 443 (1); 382 (1). Con una tabella e 8 tavole incise e ripiegate fuori testo nel terzo volume. Legature coeve in tutta pergamena, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli dorati su tasselli ai dorsi, tagli rossi. Begli esemplari, freschi e genuini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Non comune edizione settecentesca di questo classico della storiografia artistica. Cfr. Cicognara (566): "Opera piena di critica profondissima, e scritta con libertà di pensare e saper sommo"; Comolli (IV,42): "E' uno dei miglior libri che abbiamo in architettura". Codice inv. 1025124 2/4a

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        TA., Schloß, "Neue Churfürstliche Residenz zu Coblenz von der Rheinseite".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. J. Probst b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1785, 27 x 40 Sixt v. Kapf, Guckkastenbilder, Nr. K59. - Blick über den Rhein auf das neuerbaute Schloß. Unter der Ansicht Text in deutscher und französischer Sprache.

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        Bel ensemble de manuscrits sur la publication du Traité de l'Education du Cheval.

      - 9 lettres et manuscrits autographes, certains signés. 19 In-4 et in-8 mars-mai 1785 bon Rare ensemble de documents relatifs à la publication du Traité de l'Education du Cheval de Jacques-Marguerite Préseau de Dompierre. Pierre Le Tourneur gère l'édition : « Je vous ai écrit je pense que j'avais reçu une réponse négative pour le prince : que ce genre d'ouvrage ne serait pas de bon goût. Je vais donc envoyer le Traité à M. Raulin d'Essars à Saint-Germain-en-Laye, suivant votre intention. » On trouve également des notes de la main de Préseau de Dompierre, en préparation de la rédaction de son ouvrage : « En examinant avec attention les usages de tous les peuples je vois partout la même opinion et le même système d'éducation à quelques différences près dans la manière de nourrir ou de gouverner les juments et les poulains. » Figure également une copie avec corrections de quelques extraits du traité (10 pp. in-4, encre brune sur papier bleuté). Le livre parut en 1788 chez Mérigot le Jeune. Ecrivain et traducteur, il est le premier traducteur du théâtre de Shakespeare. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TREATISE ON BALLOONING: The history and practice of aerostation.

      London; printed for the author, and sold by C. Dilly, in the Poultry; P. Elmsly, in the Strand; and J. Stockdale, in Piccadilly 1785 - First edition: octavo, viii,326,[8]pp., complete with two folding plates and advertisements to reverse of final leaf. In full contemporary tree calf with gilt spine (binding somewhat worn, hinges cracked and front hinge weak, spine a little rubbed with very minor loss at head and foot, spine label missing), armorial engraved bookplate to front pastedown (Alexander Trotter of Dreghorn). A clean and unmarked copy with integral green silk bookmark. Cavallo's work describes innovative attempts at flight from antiquity to 1785, with a significant proportion of the volume devoted to the work of Blanchard, Lunardi and the Montgolfiers. Clean and complete example of this fascinating and increasingly uncommon work; ESTC T131745 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch einer Geschichte des Eisens mit Anwendung für Gewerbe und Handwerker. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1785. - 2 Bde. XVI, 512 SS. (8), 456, (38) SS. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Zeitgenöss. Interimspappbände mit hs. Rückentitel. 8vo. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des erstmals 1782 in Stockholm erschienenen Werks, eines der maßgeblichen metallurgischen Kompendien des vorindustriellen Zeitalters. Der Bergbauexperte, Mineraloge und Chemiker Rinman (1720-92) gilt als "Vater der schwedischen Eisenindustrie" und war lange Jahre als Direktor mehrerer Bergwerke und Eisenhütten tätig; er hatte großen Einfluss auf die Entwicklung der schwedischen Stahlproduktion. Die Übersetzung stammt von dem vor allem durch seine Berichte über seine Reisen in Russland bekannten Apotheker und Chemiker Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729-1802). - Die Tafeln zeigen die Verfertigung eines Stahlmagneten sowie das Gerben des Roh- und Messerstahls. Einbände berieben und bestoßen; innen etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des Schlosses Pfannberg in der Steiermark mit Stempel des österreichischen Industriellen Franz Freiherr Mayr v. Melnhof (1810-89, Eigentümer des Eisenwerks in Donawitz und Errichter der Gussstahlfabrik in Kapfenberg) am Spiegel und Titelblatt. Poggendorff II, 646. Ronalds 431. Engelmann (Bibl. mech.-techn.) 306. ADB VIII, 713. NDB VI, 242f. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fundamenta botanica sive philosophiae botanicae explicatio auctore Dominico Cyrillo. In Neap. Lyceo Med. Theor. Prof. &c. &c. Editio Tertia Auctir. Pars Prima, Pars Secunda

      S. stampatore, 1785-1787,, Napoli, - In 8° (18,8x11,8 cm); 2 tomi: DXVI, (4), (12) pp. e 2 c. di tav. più volte ripiegate a carattere botanico ; CCCCCVI (i.e. 526), (30) pp. e 2 tav. f.t. incise, e con piccoli strappi senza perdita di carta. Belle legature coeve in pine pergamena con titolo in or o al dorso. Piccolo tunnel di tarlo nel margine bianco esterno alto da pag. CCCXVIII a CCCXXXV, non fastidioso e che non tocca mai il testo. Uno strappetto senza perdita di carta alla prima tavola fuori testo e nel complesso in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione che non presenta nemmeno le tipiche bruniture e macchioline di foxing della carta napoletana settecentesca. First edition, very good copy. Rara prima edizione, nel frontespizio è segnato "Editio Tertia" ma in realtà non si conoscono edizioni precedenti, di questo importante studio di botanica, farmacologia e farmaceutica del grande medico e patriota napoletano nato a Grumo Nevano, Domenico Cirillo. L'opera, illustrata da due bellissime tavole fuori testo a tema botanico, è una sintesi delle conoscenze botaniche, mediche e farmacologico dell'autore. Cirillo sin da giovane, anche grazie al fatto che proveniva da una famiglia di naturalisti e di medici, si dedicò agli studi di scienze naturali e di medicina. A 16 anni si iscrisse all'Università di Napoli e, a soli 20 anni (precisamente il 2 dicembre 1759), si laureò in Medicina e Chirurgia. Nel corso del 1760 divenne professore di patologia medica e botanica all'Università di Napoli e all'Ospedale degli Incurabili. In questo ruolo, si distinse nel campo botanico e, seguendo le teorie di Linneo, classificò numerose specie vegetali dell'Italia meridionale. Dopo il 1780 sarebbe anche divenuto direttore del Museo di Storia Naturale, allora in allestimento. Nel 1774 condurrà la cattedra di patologia e materia medica, divenendo medico personale della famiglia reale. Ciò gli avrebbe permesso di fare molti viaggi, ad esempio in Francia ed in Inghilterra, dove avrebbe conosciuto nuove dottrine e stretto nuove amicizie, tra cui Nollet, Buffon, d'Alembert, Diderot e Franklin. Passato alla cattedra di medicina teorica nel 1777, poi a quella di medicina pratica, produsse un notevole numero di pubblicazioni di carattere medico, alcune delle quali concernenti la cura delle malattie veneree. Tra di esse vanno ricordate Ad botanicas institutiones introductio (1766), Fudamenta botanicae (1785) e Entomologiae neapolitanae specimen primum (1787). In campo medico, dedicandosi sia alla didattica che alla ricerca, approfondì gli studi sulle malattie veneree e comprese l'importanza sociale della scienza medica esplicitando nel suoi Discorsi accademici, (1787) le sue critiche al degrado della classe medica e delle strutture ospedaliere. Dall'esperienza della Rivoluzione francese trasse gli ideali di libertà che lo portarono ad essere uno degli artefici della Repubblica Napoletana. A Napoli fu iniziato alla Massoneria, ove risulta affiliato alla Loggia Les Zelés di obbedienza olandese nel 1770, e in seguito alla Loggia La Zelée et la Sécrète, passata dall'obbedienza olandese a quella inglese. Fu probabilmente per il tramite dell'ambiente massonico che frequentò anche gli ambienti giacobini che a Napoli iniziavano a mettere in discussione la monarchia borbonica a partire dal 1790. Durante la Repubblica Napoletana inizialmente si dedicò più che mai alla sua attività di medico: si racconta che se veniva chiamato da un ricco e da un povero preferiva visitare prima il povero e poi il ricco, dicendo che: "l'arte salutare deve esercitarsi a sollievo della misera umanità e non come strumento per procacciarsi ricchezze". È solo dopo un po' che accettò l'invito del generale Jean Étienne Championnet a diventare membro della Commissione Legislativa che era stata istituita dal commissario civile francese André Joseph Abrial: a questo punto lasciò la sua attività professionale per dedicarsi alla politica. Ricoprì quindi la carica che fu del giurista Mario Pagano (come presidente della Commissione st

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        Très rare lettre de Gracchus Babeuf.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-4 06/01/1785 Adresse au dos. salissures sur la première page Rare lettre de Babeuf, alors qu'il exerce le métier de "feudiste" (géomètre et commissaire à terrier) à Roye, chargé par les seigneurs locaux qui l'emploient de dresser un cadastre et recenser les droits seigneuriaux. Dans cette longue lettre, il évoque ses multiples travaux et explique le retard mis à l'exécution de ceux demandés par son correspondant à Domfront. "J'ai changé de plan et ai pris la résolution de dresser un plus grand nombre d'actes avant chaque déplacement, surtout encore à cause de l'hiver. Je ne vous ai pas non plus manqué de parole, Monsieur, en vous promettant de ne rien entreprendre avant que votre besogne soit achevée, vous pouvez être tranquille là dessus, et croire d'après ma parole que je ne m'occupe que de ce qui vous regarde. Les travaux de la féodalité sont très abstraits, et ne se jettent certainement pas en moule. On ne parvient à les bien exécuter qu'avec soin et application, et tout cela exige du tems. La rédaction des dénombrements des fiefs Personnat et de Saint-Quentin a pris une partie du mien". Son retard s'est encore accentué par une incommodité mais il promet qu'il sera à Domfort la semaine suivante et passera le voir pour lui montrer "que je ne me suis pas tout à fait joué à coté de l'ouvrage que vous m'avez fait la grâce de me confier. S'il en était ainsi, je me croirais avec vérité sans doute, indigne d'un pareil honneur". Il l'invite à attendre son passage pour signer les actes de foi et hommages qui lui sont demandés par le duc de Villequier. "J'ai envoyé le projet de celui du fief et vicomté du Petit Pont, d'après votre pouvoir, au sieur Muraine de Rozières, et il ne m'a pas encore répondu". Enfin, il se défend des allégations de Mme Andry qui prétend qu'il ne lui a pas accusé réception des pièces qu'elle lui a transmises. "Je lui écris aujourd'hui pour lui ôter tout sujet de plaintes à mon égard, n'aimant pas que l'on en fasse contre moi, tandis que je ne m'occupe que d'éviter les occasions d'y donner lieu". Révolutionnaire, il forma la « conjuration des Égaux » contre le Directoire et fut exécuté. Ses idées inspirent un courant de pensée, le « babouvisme », qui préfigure le communisme. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Analekten für die Litteratur. (Hrsg. von Johann G. Heinzmann). 4 in 3 Bänden. Bern-Leipzig, Haller 1785 - 86. 4 gestochene Titelvignetten v. B.-A. Duncker, LII S., 2 Bll., 496 S., 1 Bl; XVIII S., 3 Bll., 664 S.; XVI,296 S.; 1 Bl.,.

      1785 - 280 S., 3 Bll. Pappbd. d. Zeit m. Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe der Sammlung.- Goed. IV/1,351,67; Muncker S. 480 ff.; Seifert 95.- Erstes Kompendium der wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten Lessings, enthaltend die Aufsätze über das Theater, die Briefe die neueste Literatur betreffend, die Schriften zum Fragmentenstreit und die Hamburger Dramaturgie.- Die Lebensbeschreibung stammt von J. G. Herder.- Einbände bestoßen und teilweise beschabt, sonst von guter Erhaltung

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      - [In] HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE, DEPUIS LE COMMENCEMENT DU MONDE JUSQU’A PRÉSENT; Composé en Anglois par une Société de Gens de Lettres; Nouvellement traduite en François PAR UNE SOCIÉTÉ DE GENS DE LETTRES; Enrichie de Figures et de Cartes. HISTOIRE MODERNE. TME TREINTE-TROISIEME. Contenant l’Histoire du Royaume de Portugal. [Vinheta com as armas reais da Rainha de França]. A PARIS, Chez Moutard, Imprimeur-Libraire de la Reine, de Madame, & de Madame Contesse d’Artois, rue des Mathurins, Hôtel de Cluni. M. DCC. LXXXV. [1785]. Avec Approbation du Roi. In 8º (de 19,3x12 cm) com XXIII, 716 pags. Encadernação da época com lombada em pele com nervos e ferros a ouro nos rótulos castanhos. Pastas em papel decorativo da época apresentando algum desgaste. Corte das folhas carminado. Ilustrado com um mapa desdobrável de Portugal (de34x24 cm) aberto a partir de chapa de metal e sem assinatura do abridor. A vinheta impressa na folha de rosto é a das armas reais da Rainha Maria Antonieta. Belo exemplar, muito fresco, impresso em papel muito alvo e sonante. Trata-se apenas do volume respeitante à História de Portugal, completa e com notas finais, elaborada a partir dos melhores autores portugueses comparados e cotados em cada páginas com os historiadores europeus; nomeadamente: Duarte Nunes de Leão, Faria e Sousa, Damião de Góes, os cronistas alcobacences, tal como Brandão e outros da Monarquia Lusitana; Ayala, Zurita, Vasconcellos, Perez de Guzman, Pulgar, Jerónimo de Mendonça, La Clede; os jornais e mercúrios políticos das épocas; e cartas dos embaixadores em Portugal e livros de viagens da época; etc. A História Universal foi uma obra de grandíssima envergadura elaborada na época dos enciclopedistas, e compõe-se na sua totalidade de 125 grossos volumes com 172 estampas, entre as quais 130 mapas. Trata-se da (primeira) edição francesa, tendo sido a primeira edição (em inglês) publicada em Londres de 1736 a 1765. Esta tentativa monumental de elaborar uma História Universal foi um marco na historiografia, pois o seu valor científico deve-se a uma comparação e citação sistemática das muitas fontes bibliográficas consultadas. Ainda que seja centrada na Europa, esta história vai pela primeira vez abordar, com equilíbrio, a totalidade do mundo conhecido no século dezoito. Na época da sua publicação foram muito valorizados os volumes da história antiga e das civilizações clássicas, no entanto actualmente são os volumes, ainda que isolados, das histórias nacionais, que têm um grande valor, pelo facto de terem dado relevância a cada história dentro de um contexto de "mundialização" e universalidade. A História de Portugal encontra-se completa, tal como o texto nos diz, começando pela criação do Condado de Portugal no tempo de Afonso VI de Leão e Castela, e terminando pela crise da sucessão no reinado de D. José I, a execução dos Távoras, a expulsão dos Jesuítas; e a crise diplomática que envolveu Portugal na guerra entre a França e a Inglaterra. A história de Portugal termina na página 622, seguindo-se as notas até à página 716, e o autor informa: «ainsi il ne nous reste rien à ajouter pour terminer celle du Portugal». Location/localizacao: M-3-D-30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man.

      Edinburgh: for John Bell and G. G. J. Robinson, London,, 1785. Quarto (266 x 202 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spine ruled gilt, red morocco label, red edges. Engraved armorial bookplate of McKenzie of Coul to front pastedown. Minor surface abrasion to boards, corners worn, first and last leaves tanned from the leather turn ins; occasional light spotting; a very good copy in an attractive unrestored binding. First edition. Reid succeeded Adam Smith and Hutcheson at the chair of moral philosophy at Glasgow. Reid's Essays "shaped the teaching of moral philosophy in Britain and America well into the nineteenth century, partly thanks to the influence of his disciple Dugald Stewart, but also because they provided the basis for a systematic account of the faculties of the mind which was both well suited to the practicalities of pedagogy and consistent with most variants of protestant theology" (ODNB). His advocacy of common sense as a philosophical method was given fresh currency by G. E. Moore early in the 20th century, and more recently contemporary philosophers such as William Alston and Alvin Plantinga have paid careful attention to Reid.

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        Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne, depuis son origine jusq'a l'etablissement de l'ecole d'Alexandrie (1 Vol.) - Histoire de l'astronomie moderne depuis la fondation de l'Ecole d'Alexandrie, jusqu'à l'époque de M.D.CC.XXX.Nouvelle édition (3 Voll.)

      A Paris, Chez De Bure, 1781 - 1785 - In 8°, leg. coeve in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi agli scomparti e tassello al dorso con tit. in oro impresso, tagli policromi e sguardie marmorizzate. - Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne.1 vol.: pp. XXIV-527. Con 3 tavv. incise in rame f.t. più volte pieg. - Seguono i 3 voll. de l'Histoire de l'astronomie moderne: pp. XVI-728 con 13 tavv. f.t. ; (4nn)-751-(1bnn) con 5 tavv. f.t.; (4nn)-415. Pregevole raro insieme dei 3 voll. dedicati all'astronomia moderna, qui preceduti e impreziositi dal vol. dedicato all'astronomia antica. Belle fresche tavole incise in rame e più volte piegate poste sul finire dei volumi e raffiguranti planisferi zodiacali, strumenti ottici e scientifici, anche nei loro dettagli, sistemi planetari.Normali segni d'uso alle cuffie dei 4 voll. e minime spellature agli angoli. In generale bella fresca conservazione.

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        Riforma de' carri di quattro ruote del conte Luigi Rizzetti nobile bergamasco.

      a spede dell'autore (in fine: Presso Giulio Trento), Treviso 1785 - In-8 (205x130 mm.), di pp. (8), CXII. Vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio raffigurante una carrozza e 9 tavole incise in rame f. t., più volte ripiegate in fine. Legatura in pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto su tassello in carta al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Prima e unica edizione, fatta a spese dell'autore, rarissima. Ottimo esemplare. Figlio del matematico Giovanni Rizzetti, Luigi fu un importante esponente della "Schola riccatiana", nella Marca trevigiana del XVIII secolo. I suoi studi si rivolsero essenzialmente all'agricoltura, all'architettura teatrale e all'aeronautica. Questo suo trattato sui carri contribuì in maniera determinante a migliorare meccanica e prestazioni del più diffuso mezzo a trazione animale, attraverso l'applicazione di nuovi principi matematici alle tradizionali tecniche di fabbricazione (fra le innovazioni, il raggio eguale delle ruote anteriori e posteriori). Descritti con particolari dettagli tecnici sono il carro villereccio, quello mercantile e la carrozza urbana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. with occasional remarks on his writing, an authentic copy of his will, and a catalogue of his works. To which are added some papers written by Dr. Johnson, in behalf of a late unfortunate character, never before published

      For G. Kearsly, 1785 - Binding worn and soiled, repaired with new end-papers, the rear pastedown rather crudely modified, no free end-paper but instead another copy of the title-page, becoming loose, blank outer margin a little wormed at beginning, one or two short tears, but a very good copy The first life of Johnson, published a year after his death. Scarce. Original boards, calf spine gilt. Without the portrait frontispiece [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        D "Vue du Marché aux Poissons, dans le Qaurtier vieux de Cologne, et de l' Eglise St. Pierre, dans l'éloignement. Dedieé à son Excellence, Monsieur le Comte de Saaken, grand Chambellan et Ministre d' Etâts de guerre de S. Maj. le Roi de Prussé, Chevalier des ordres de l'aigle noir, de St. André et d'Alesxandre Newscky, Seigneur de Dondangen & Starost de Pilten".

      - gouachierter ( J.A. E. Niegelsohn ?) Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 44 x 59,5 Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 16; Kiewitz 1061; Rave, Nr. 8. - 2. Zustand mit Dedication und Verlagsangabe. - Blick vom Mühlendamm zum Köllnischen Rathaus, im Hintergrund die St. Petrikirche. Vor dem Rathaus stehen Verkaufsstände und ein Fischmarkt findet statt. Links , gegenüber dem Beginn der Breiten Straße, das durch Nehring erbaute Derflinger Haus.

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        An Exact Representation of the Death of Captn. James Cook, F.R.S. at Karakakooa Bay, in Owhyhee, on Feb 14, 1779.Accurately engraved from a Drawing made on the spot purposefully for this Work by A. Hogg

      1785 - Engraving measuring 215 by 330mm. Top trimmed to platemark, a few marginal stains, very good otherwise. London: Alexander Hogg, March 12 A nice impression of an engraving after John Webber's famous painting of the death of Captain James Cook, at the hands of indigenous Hawaiian warriors onValentine's Day 1779. Made to illustrate Hogg'sA new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages. (which went through a number of editions in the last two decades of the 19th century) the image does not stray from Webber's representation, which depicts Cook in a heroic pose: asking his men to stop firing on the Hawaiians as knives are drawn around him. It is likely that Hogg also referenced Bartolozzi's engraving of the painting, which was issued for the first time in January 1784.

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      1785. Castle, William. Handwritten and hand-illustrated broadside. This broadside, adorned with flourishes in brown ink and a center illustration in full color, presents Castle's scornful opinion of gambling. It begins with a short definition of gaming-"The Diversion of Cards and Dice"-followed by the warning that it is an activity leading to "Avarice" and "Loss of Temper." The bottom third of the sheet is occupied by a four-line poem, which promotes the same scathing take on gaming as a pastime. The middle third of the sheet contains an illustration of a gaming-initiated argument between Scaramouche and Harlequin, with a five of clubs occupying the central space. Scaramouche and Harlequin are stock comedic characters originally from Renaissance Italy. Scaramouche's conceit and cowardice is often met by Harlequin's wit, acrobatics, and, as depicted here, beatings. Castle is not a known figure, but his choice to mingle a serious moralizing tone with highly satirical and theatrical imagery perhaps suggests a deeper commentary on the tension between stated morality and the reality of everyday activities. Gilt frame shows significant rubbing, but sheet only bears a few smudges. Near fine. (Frame measures 17 1/2 by 12 1/4 in.; 445x311mm).

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        TA., Schlossgarten, "Der Wasserfall mit dem Obeliske in dem K.K. Garten von Schönbrunn. - La Cascade avec l'Obelisque dans le Iardin imp. Et roy. De Schoenbrunn.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. Ziegler n. Janscha b. Artaria Wien, 1785, 41,5 x 62 Schwarz, Wiener Straßenbilder im Zeitalter des Rokoko, 38; Nebehay-Wagner 671/38, Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich, W4353. Erster und einziger Etat, eines der wenigen groß-folio-Blätter aus der ersten Artaria-Serie, zeigt den 1777 von Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg errichteten Obeliskbrunnen, er bildet den Endpunkt der vom Schloss Schönbrunn in südöstlicher Richtung verlaufenden diagonalen Allee am Fuß des Schönbrunner Berges nahe dem Meidlinger Tor; aus dem oberhalb des Brunnen gelegenen Wasserreservoir entwickelte sich später das Schönbrunner Bad; gering fleckig, etwas schmalrandig, verso Montagereste, sonst in gutem Zustand, seltenes Blatt.

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        A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-In Women and the Means of Curing, But More Especially of Preventing the Principal Disorders to which they are liable. Together with some New Directions concerning the Delivery of the Child and Placenta in Natural Births

      London: Charles Dilly, 1785. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Leather bound. Very good. xix, 475 p. 22 cm. 2 b&w figures opposite p. 460. Rebound in full leather. Title page has ink signature at top and chipped bottom corner. Some thumbing to first pages. Spots pp. 24-41 and occasionally elsewhere, as around illustration pages at rear. Paper repair to margin p. 335. Charles White (1728-1813) made significant contributions to the field of obstetrics. He recommended that women should give birth naturally, and that the delivery should not be assisted until the baby's shoulders had been expelled. He also advised mothers to get out of bed as soon as possible after giving birth, and strongly advocated cleanliness and ventilation. Stating the importance of uterine drainage, he placed his patients in a sitting position shortly after delivery, using a special bed and chair. One of the first contributions after Hippocrates to the problem of puerperal fever. G&M 6270

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        Victoria de los Reyes Cat?licos contra los Moros de Granada

      Espa?a - XVIII. Papel verjurado. Grabador: Barcel?n, Juan. Dibujante: Giordano, Luca. 1785. Altura papelt: 297. Anchura papel: 757. Altura plancha:268. Anchura plancha: 725

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        Très rare lettre de l'Abbé de l'Epée sur sa méthode d'enseignement aux sourds.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-4 [vers 1785] Provenance : mention du XIXe en bas du second feuillet : « offert à monsieur et madame Paul Baudry, de Rouen, par Mme Ste Philomène née Le Verdays de Vire (Calvados). Le six juillet 1867 ». Plis anciennement consolidés, rousseurs. Très rare lettre de l'abbé de l'Epée sur sa méthode pour apprendre à conjuguer aux sourds et muets. Il invite son correspondant à venir cinq ou six jours pour lui apprendre sa méthode d'enseignement, et lui conseille d'attendre un peu avant d'essayer de faire parler ses élèves. « Si vous faisiez venir huit ou dix personnes chez vous dans le moment que vous donnez votre leçon, vous ne trouveriez pas plus de difficulté à faire entendre le pluriel que le singulier. Lisez, Monsieur, la page 48 et suivante de ma méthode et vous y trouverez la réponse à une de vos questions. Pour apprendre à vos sourds et muets à conjuguer voici comme il faut vous y prendre. Je.e / / il.e / nous.ons / vous.ez / ils.ent. Voilà le présent de la première conjugaison. Il ne faut d'abord y mettre que les trois personnes du singulier. Elles s'apprennent sur le champ. Ensuite on y joint la première personne du pluriel ; la seconde et la troisième y viennent à leur tour. C'est ordinairement l'affaire de quelques minutes. Vous écrivez toujours le premier ensuite vous effacez et vous donnez le craïon à vos sourds et muets pour écrire ce que vous venez d'effacer. Après qu'ils y ont réussi, vous faites remplir le vuide en y mettant port à chaque personne et vous montrez que le vuide peut également être rempli par tir, pouss, frapp, donn, etc. Vous les accoutumez donc à conjuguer d'après le premier modèle. Il ne faut point passer à un autre temps, jusqu'à ce qu'ils aïent bien saisi le présent ; mais alors vous écrivez Je.ois / Tu.ois / etc. et vous faites la même opération que ci-dessus. Lorsqu'ils y sont stilés vous écrivez J'ai.é / Tu as.é / etc. et ainsi des autres temps. Ne passez point à la seconde conjugaison que lorsqu'ils seront fermes sur la première [.] ». [L'abbé de l'Epée fait ici référence au chapitre V (Des Verbes) de son ouvrage La Véritable manière d'instruire les sourds et muets, publié en 1784]. Philanthrope, précurseur de l'enseignement spécialisé dispensé aux sourds. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vue de Nonenwerth".

      - Kupferstich v. Walwert n. C. Dupuis, um 1785, 18,7 x 28,5 Blick v. d. Rheinmitte aus v. Süden zum Siebengebirge. Links Rolandseck, in der Mitte Nonnenwerth und rechts Bad Honnef.

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        Golfo di Policastro

      1785. Carta nautica tratta del celebre "Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie" opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra la carta comprende le coste del basso Cilento, quelle della Basilicata con Maratea e della Calabria settentrionale. Rizzi Zannoni è considerato come il più importante cartografo italiano dai tempi di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Attivo in Francia , a Padova e soprattutto a Napoli (1781/1814), dove, nel periodo borbonico, poté fregiarsi anche del titolo di "geografo del Re". Con la venuta dei francesi, Rizzi Zannoni continuò ad attendere alla realizzazione delle carte del Regno. Nel 1807, fu posto a capo del Deposito topografico, istituito da Giuseppe Bonaparte; nel 1812, sotto il regno di Gioacchino Murat, riuscì a stampare l'ultimo dei 31 fogli dell'atlante geografico, la cui pubblicazione era iniziata nel 1788. Le opere realizzate a Napoli, in oltre trenta anni di attività, lo consacrarono come il maggiore cartografo italiano dell'età moderna ed uno dei più accreditati in Europa. Incisione in rame, lieve gora d'acqua, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sea chart from the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. Copper engraving, light waterstains, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli.

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      Vienna [Joseph Ritter von Kurzböck] (1785). 1199 - [76 pp.] with decorative wood-cut margins on title page, 19th century half brown linen binding with marbled boards (Very Goos, 19th centuy anntations in margins and on end-papers, binding slightly worn). "A rare book on Persian History by Ali-Shir Nava'i in Ottoman script was printed in Vienna in the late 18th century, after the closure of Müteferrika’s press, when the city briefly took the monopoly of Oriental secular prints, which were made almost exclusively for the export to the Muslim world. An unusual book in Ottoman language and script, and Arabic imprint, was published in Vienna in 1785 for export to Arabic and Turkic speaking countries. It includes history of Persia until the invasion of Arabs, and a series of mansaviy, a poetic collection of anecdotes and stories. The text was based on Persian history in Turkish language by Ali-Shir Nava'I, which was written in 1488 under a title Tarixi muluki Ajam. Ali-Shir was also publishing under a Persian nom du Plume F?ni. An Arabic imprint on the last page mentions the book was printed in Vienna, the seat of the Holy Roman Emperor. The book was printed in 1785. It is dated at the last page with Arabic imprint: . (1199) , which corresponds with European year 1785. According to contemporary bibliography, the title was presented at the Frankfurt book fair in the same year. Vienna – a seat of late 18th century Muslim secular texts - In the second half of the 18th century, especially in the 1780s and 1790s Vienna briefly became one of the main printing centres for Ottoman and Arabic literature. This situation followed a vacuum of Muslim presses, created after the closing the Müteferrika’s press of secular Muslim prints in Istanbul in 1742. A Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca in 1774 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire stimulated opening of Oriental presses in Russia, which were mostly specialised in Orthodox texts in Ottoman script. In the same time the Austrian Emperor Joseph II (reigned 1765-1790) encouraged the opening of similar presses in Vienna. The Presses could cover the market of mostly Christian texts in Arabic or Ottoman language, as well as secular texts, which were neglected after Müteferrika’s death. The books from Viennese presses were mostly made for the export to the Middle East. The beginning of Oriental printing in Vienna goes back in the 17th century. In 1680 Franciscus à Mesgnien Meninski (1623–1698) published Thesaurus Linguarum Orientalium, a dictionary from Latin to Turkish, Persian and Arabic, for which the commissioned his own Arabic type at his own expense. Only three years later, in 1693, his printing office was destroyed in the Turkish siege of Vienna. The type survived. Meninski’s Arabic type survived and was sold to a female printer of Oriental books, Maria Eva Schilgen, who was printing in 1750s. The type was purchased from Schilgen by Joseph Ritter von Kurzböck, who used the Meninski’s letters for printing of the book described here. Joseph Ritter von Kurzböck (1736-1792) took over his father’s firm in 1755, which he enlarged into publishing house for Slavic and Oriental printing. His printing was known as cheap, but of good quality. In 1776 the Empress Maria Teresa gave him a noble title for his services. Joseph von Kurzböck used for his printing of Ottoman, Persian and Arabic books the Meninski’s Arabic type, which was edited by several assistants, who underwent study of Oriental languages at the University of Vienna. Most notable were Anton Schmidt and Stefan Novakovic, which remained in the publishing business after von Kurzböck’s death in 1792. Since most of the Viennese imprints in Ottoman and Arabic script were exported the survival rate of such books is very rare. We could only trace five copies in German libraries and no other copies in institutions worldwide. References: OCLC: 257575857; Julius Theodor ZENKER, Bibliotheca orientalis, 1846, p. 114, no. 946; W., K., "Kurzböck, Joseph Ritter von" in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 17 (1883), S. 431-

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        B "Vue et Perspective d'une partie de la Rue du Cloitre avec la Tour de l'Eglise Cathédrale. - Dédiée à son Altesse Royale Mr. Le Prince Ferdinand de Prusse Frere du Roi".

      - kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, um 1785, 44 x 59,5 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 19; Kiewitz, Nr. 1048; Rave, Nr. 3. - Vorliegend im 2. Zustand mit Dedication. - Blick von der Ecke Stralauer-/ Klosterstraße zur Parochialkirche ( Unter Friedrich I nach Plänen Nerings 1695 - 1703 erbaut, der Turm wurde von Gerlach 1714 hinzugefügt ). Hinter der Parochialkirche ein schönes Haus, welches 1732 von Minister Podewil gekauft wurde. Die kleinen Häuser auf der linken Bildseite mußten dem Stadthaus weichen, das vor dem 1. Weltkrieg durch Ludwig Hoffmann erbaut wurde. - Mit restaurierten Einrissen.

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        無人嶋大小八十余山之圖. [Munintō daishō hachijū yozan no zu]. [Map of Over Eighty Uninhabited Islands].

      Edo period. Folded hand coloured manuscript map, previous owners seal lower right corner, small ink stain upper margin, 73.5 x 25.5cm folds down into card covers 13 x 12.5cm. Short title on upper cover of folder. Card covers abraded in several places with loss of paper covers. Little soiled along folds, two tiny holes at folds, short title upper cover, good copy. This manuscript map showing the Ogasawarra or Bonin Islands is an "underground" copy of one of the five maps issued to accompany the highly controversial work 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' which was published in 1785. 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (琉球島圖), Yezo (蝦夷國全図), the eight provinces of Korea (朝鮮八道圖), and Sangoku tsüran zenzu (三國通覽全圖).Cover title: 無人島之圖 [Munintō no zu]. The area depicted in this map is now referred to as the Bonin Islands Archipelago, or in Japanese: Osagawara Guntō (小笠原群島). "Bonin" is a derivative of an archaic reading of the characters "mujin 無人", which in this context, means uninhabited. Although in the present day the islands are sparsely populated, with fewer than some 2,500 people. The text on this map gives brief descriptive captions for most of the islands for example: on this island there are "many big trees"; this is a "large island"; in addition to some remarks on the sizes of some of the islands.Western knowledge of the island was first obtained when a copy of Hayashi Shihei's Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説 An Illustrated Description of Three Countries) was brought to Europe by the Dutch Isaac Titsingh. Because the area is rather isolated, the evolutionary process that has taken place there in the cases of some creatures, has earned the archipelago the nickname "Galapagos of the Orient".Although the islands were largely considered insignificant for a long period in history, they were claimed in 1862 by the Japanese government, and renamed to their current name "Osagawara" in 1875. During WWII most residents of the islands were evacuated to the mainland, and in their place a Japanese garrison were stationed throughout. Of note are a rogue Japanese major on Chichijima 父島 who was executed for cannibalism and war crimes, and the major battle of Iwo Jima was fought on a garrisoned island in this region. Following the war, the United States Navy evicted all residents and allowed only those pre-war inhabitants to return until Japanese control was assumed in 1968, following which Japanese citizens were permitted to return to the island. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159740).

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      Mourer, Lausanne 1785 - Cinquième édition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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