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        A New Complete and Universal Body

      London - Alex Hogg 1785 - A natural history work by George Henry Millar. Undated, datedfrom Copac. Collated, complete with all plates stated to the binder's instructions to the rear. A comprehensive work, which is divided into several books covering; Quadrupeds; Birds and Fish; Reptiles and Insects; Herbs, Plants and Shrubs, Waters, Earths, Fossils and Minerals; in addition to a theory of Earth in general. This work is a fascinating insight into the study of natural history in the eighteenth century. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the joints and extremities. Patches of further rubbing to the cloth covered boards. Losses to the extremities and to the backstrip due to rubbing. Hingeshave been repaired. Internally, firmlybound. Pages are slightly age toned. Occasionalscatteredspots to pages. Some instances of Taperepair to themargin of page 254. Overall:VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro

      True first edition with all the characteristics of First printing with the good snack of 237p. : title on the reverse side, list of eleven booksellers and publisher's notice on the back of the subtitle, with a title after the preface with, on the back, the distribution of characters, approval and printing permit at beginning in the dates of January 25 and 31, 1785 in the names of Bret and Lenoir, at the end the two approvals are February 28, 1784 by Coqueley de Chaussepierre and March 21, 1784 by Bret. At the bottom of the last page: In Paris, from the printing press of Ph.D. Pierres. This genuine original appeared without engravings, this copy was thus riddled with the following First printing (a later sequel will see the chest of Rosina in the board V covered) of Malapeau and Saint Quentin of 5 figures, following that one generally finds in later editions, notably that of Kehl. The edition contains the famous preface by Beaumarchais. Many more current editions have appeared on the date of the original, they do not have the same characteristics.Sumptuous binding late nineteenth in full chocolate morocco signed A. Valat, which evokes bindings lace eighteenth. Back with nerves richly adorned. Title piece in red morocco, date in tail. Large lace plate on the boards, followed by several nets and framing wheels. Large and rich interior frieze. All golden slices. Bit slightly rubbed. A rubbed corner. Upper joint in a slightly distorted tail. Binding made directly on the untrimmed brochure, which explains the unusual size of the paper (13.5x20.7cm), and that some sheets are shorter in the external margin; the engravings, trimmed in the external margin are shorter by one cm.The piece had a laborious birth: Beaumarchais fought tirelessly for more than three years to obtain the governmental authorization of publication. Written in 1778, it was read at the Comédie Française in 1781, played privately at Gennevilliers Castle in 1783 and finally presented to the public at the Théâtre de l'Odéon on April 27, 1784.The work is considered, because of its virulent criticism of the archaic privileges of the bourgeoisie and more precisely of the aristocracy, as a sign announcing the French Revolution.The fast-paced comic piece takes on the air of a Molière bourgeois drama and was a huge hit with the public, as evidenced by the numerous counterfeits published since its publication. Witness of the diffusion and the notoriety of the play, Mozart made an opera very quickly, since its composition is in 1785-1786 ( The wedding of Figaro ).Ex libris G. Martinet.Rare copy in a remarkable binding of the original genuine including the 5 figures of Saint Quentin published later. Chez Ruault Au Palais-Royal [Paris] 1785 in-8 (14x21,5cm) (4) lvj, 237pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mémoire sur les jaspes et autres pierres précieuses de l'isle de Corse, suivie de notes sur l'histoire naturelle, de la traduction du Critias & de divers morceaux de Timée de Platon.

      veuve Batini 1785 - In-12 (182 x 118 mm) de 239 pp.; broché, couverture bleue (brochage du XIXe siècle). Sinkankas, I, 1101. Édition originale. Cadet le jeune fut "avocat au parlement de Paris, chef du bureau du commerce &c. à l'intendance de Corse, chargé par le gouvernement des recherches sur l'histoire naturelle dans cette isle de plusieurs académies" (titre). "The first paper on jaspers and gemstones of Corsica (p.3-72) describes jaspers and agates, and also the marbles and serpentines of Corsica but is primarily a discussion of their origin in connection with vulcanism; no details are given on color, qualities, or other data useful to the gemmologist. The second paper (p.73-148), on natural history topics, mentions agates and jaspers only incidentally to the discussion of rock origin and other geological problems" (Sinkankas). PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE, avec envoi autographe sur la page de titre "A M. Le chevalier de Berthelet de la part de son humble serviteur, l'auteur". Entièrement non rogné, papier légèrement bruni et qq. rousseurs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation Between the Said States

      Printed by Norman and Bowen, Boston 1785 - 12mo. [1], 181 pp., 29 pp. "Treaties". Restored. Contemporary calf covered boards with later brown calf spine. Crack visible lower gutter between the right front flyleaf and front blank end paper. Light toning to the contents. 18th century ink inscription by a previous owner on the right front flyleaf - "Bought this book of W Clarke Annapolis price 7/6 Thos Bond". "Thomas Bond 1788" written on the title page. A later owners signature located on the front paste down. The first publication of this book was 1781. 200 copies were printed in Philadelphia. Howes C (Constitution) - 716. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFFAIRE DU COLLIER DE LA REINE]

      1785 - 1785-1786 Ensemble de 22 pièces imprimées au format in-4 relatives à l'Affaire du Collier de la Reine Marie-Antoinette : 1. Mémoire pour dame Jeanne de Saint-Remy de Valois, épouse du comte de La Motte. [Paris], de l'imprimerie de L. Cellot, 1785. 46 pages. 2. Mémoire pour le comte de Cagliostro, accusé ; contre M. le procureur-général, accusateur. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Lottinn, février 1786. (4)-51-(1 blanc) pages. 3. Défense à une accusation d'escroquerie. Mémoire à consulter et consultation. Pour Jean-Charles-Vincent de Bette d'Étienville, bourgeois de Saint-Omer [.], contre le sieur Vaucher, marchand horloger, et le sieur Loque, marchand bijoutier à Paris, plaignans. [Paris], de l'imprimerie de L. Cellot, 1786. (2)-30 pages. 4. Requête au Parlement, les chambres assemblées, par le comte de Cagliostro ; signifiée à M. le procureur-général, le 24 février 1786 ; pour servir d'addition au Mémoire distribué le 18 du même mois. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Lottin, février 1786. 4 pages. 5. Second mémoire à consulter et consultation, sur la défense à une accusation d'escroquerie, pour Jean-Charles-Vincent de Bette d'Éttienville, bourgeois de Saint-Omer. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Cailleau, 1786. (2)-29 pages. 6. Mémoire pour la demoiselle Le Guay d'Oliva, fille mineure, émancipée d'âge, accusée ; contre M. le procureur-général, accusateur. Paris, chez P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon, 1786. (4)-46 pages. 7. Mémoire pour M. le Baron de Fages-Chaulnes, garde-du-corps de Monsieur, frère du roi, accusé. Contre les sieurs Vaucher et Loque, marchands bijoutiers, accusateurs. Et encore contre monsieur le procureur-général. Paris, chez Prault, 1786. (2)-30 pages. 8. Réponse pour la comtesse de Valois-La Motte, au mémoire du comte de Cagliostro. Paris, de l'imprimerie de L. Cellot, 1786. 48 pages. 9. Mémoire pour le sieur de Bette d'Etienville, servant de réponse à celui de M. de Fages. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Cailleau, 1786. (2)-30 pages. 10. Mémoire pour les sieurs Vaucher, horloger et Loque, bijoutier acusateurs, contre le sieur Bette d'Etienville, le baron de Fages-Chaulnes et autres accusés. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Prault, 1786. 88 pages. 11. Requête au parlement, . par le Cardinal de Rohan. Paris, chez Emmanuel Flon 1786. 40 pages. 11. Mémoire pour Louis-René-Édouard de Rohan cardinal de la Sainte Eglise romaine [.] contre M. le procureur-général. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Cl. Simon, 1786. 158 pages. 12. Pièces justificatives pour M. le cardinal de Rohan, accusé. [Paris], chez Hardouin et Gattey, [1786]. 24 pages. 13. Sommaire pour la comtesse de Valois-La Motte, accusée ; contre M. le procureur-général, accusateur. Paris, de l'imprimerie de L. Cellot, 1786. 62 pages. 14. Réflexions rapides pour M. le Cardinal de Rohan, sur le Sommaire de la Dame de La Motte. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Cl. Simon, 1786. 24 pp. 15. Supplément et suite aux Mémoires du sieur de Bette d'Étienville ancien chirurgien sous-aide-major, pour servir de réponse aux différents Mémoires faits contre lui. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Cailleau, 1786. (2)-69 pp 16. Second mémoire pour la demoiselle Le Guay d'Oliva, fille mineure, émancipée d'âge, accusée ; contre M. le procureur-général [.]. Analyse et résultat des récolements et confrontations. Paris, chez P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon, 1786. 56 pages. 17. Requête à joindre au Mémoire du comte de Cagliostro. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Lottin, mai 1786. 11 pages. 18. Mémoire à consulter, et consultation, pour F. François-Valentin Mulot, docteur en théologie de la Faculté de Paris [.], accusé ; contre le sieur Loque, bijoutier, et le sieur Vaucher, horloger, accusateurs. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Demonville, 1786.48 pages. 19. Requête pour le sieur Marc-Antoine Rétaux de Villette, ancien gendarme, accusé ; contre M. le procureur général, accusateur. Paris, chez P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon, 1786. 19 pages. 20. Réponse de M. le comte de Précourt, colonel d'infanterie [.] ; aux mémoires des sieurs d'Étienville, Vaucher et Loque. Pari [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        Troisième Voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique, ordonné par le Roi d'Angleterre, pour faire des Découvertes dans l'Hémisphère Nord, pour déterminer la position et l'étendue de la Côte Ouest de l'Amérique Septentrionale, la distance de l'Asie, et résoudre la question du passage au Nord. Exécuté sous la direction des Capitaines Cook, Clerke, et Gore, sur les Vaisseaux la Résolution et la Découverte, en 1776,1777,1778,1779 et 1780. Traduit de l'Anglois par M.D*****. Ouvrage enrichi de Cartes et de Plans, d'après les relèvemens pris par le Lieutenant Henry Roberts, sous l'inspection du Capitaine Cook; et d'une multitude de Planches, de Portraits et de Vues de Pays, dessinés, pendant l'expédition, par M. Webber. Les deux premiers volumes de l'original ont été composés par le Capitaine Jacques Cook, et

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1785.. 2 tomes en 2 volumes : 1). Frontispice + 8 pages non chiffrées + CXXXII + 437 pages + 5 pages non chiffrées + 22 planches hors-texte numérotées 2). 4 pages non chiffrées + 422 pages + 14 planches hors-texte (numérotées 22 à 35) (manque les tomes 3 et 4) (20x25cm). Demi-cuir ancien usagé. Coins émoussés. Plats, dos, coiffes et mors frottés. Tome 1 assez abîmé. Déchirures à deux planches et aux 5 derniers feuillets avec atteinte au texte mais sans manque. Rousseurs. Quelques salissures. Tome 2: Rousseurs. Cachet gratté à la page de titre. Superbes Planches, dont plusieurs sont dépliantes "Carte de la Terre de Kerguelen, avec un des Iles du Prince Edouard", "Plan du Havre de Tongataboo", "Poulaho, Roi des Iles des Amis", "Portrait d'une Femme de la terre, Van-Diemen", "Danse d'O-Taïti".Tahïti. Îles sandwich. Edition Originale.

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        Pièces intéressantes et peu connues pour servir à l'histoire et à la littérature -Tome Second M. D. L. P La Place, Pierre Antoine De

      prault 1785 - Les 4 tomes 1785 rare car complet reliure demi cuir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orlando Furioso. 5 Bände

      Venezia: Antonio Zattae Figli 1785 - PGMt der Zeit, 328, 396, 379, 339, 452 Seiten, 12°, mit zahlreichen Textkupfern. Einbände unscheinbar berieben und abgegriffen. Geringe Wurmfraßspuren auf Nachsätzen. Innen frisch und unbeschädigt, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: it

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        NUT, DE CLERCQ, SURMUHLEN--- Grote gekalligrafeerde plaat met tekst 'Tot Nut van 't Algemeen', gegraveerd door B. de Bakker 1786 naar A. Doesjan, uitgave van C. Focking. 52x62 cm., gedrukt.

      Met opdracht aan Pieter de Clercq jr., secretaris van het Amsterdamse Departement sedert 1785, door Barent Surmuhlen, bestuurslid. Voorts twee ronde afbeeldingen van een drukkerij-interieur en van handel op een kade, beide door H.P. Schouten. M12757

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        Common law Dublin King George III 1785 Honorable .John Trumbull leather book

      1785 - Reports of Cases Argued and Determined In the Court of King's Bench; In Michaelmas Term In the Twenty-Sixth Year of George III, 1785. Issued Dublin, 1786 by E. Lynch, et. al. 370 pp. Period full brown leather binding, raised bands, contrasting gilt spine labels. Front flyleaf includes inscription: "John Trumbull's -- Bought of R. Smith -- 1789" Trumbull also signed his name and date 1789 on the title page. Trumbull is a well known artist and early patriot contemporary of George Washington who travelled to England more than once on early official Government business. He is known to have had an interest in Law and this book was once almost certainly in his personal library. In Good and completely acceptable condition. Boards lightly stained, scuffed, and edge-worn; spine gently rubbed with minor scuff marks to bottom compartment; textblock gently but uniformly toned throughout, first few leaves with soft diagonal crease down the middle. Overall the book remains handsome looking, clean, tight and sound. Leather binding still supple. An attractive and appealing old antiquarian book. Measures 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W. [A6880] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRES sur les TURCS et les TARTARES.

      Amsterdam 1785 - 4 parties en 2 vols in-8 de XL 203 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. 220 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 180 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. 152 pp.; demi-veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné dit "à la grotesque", pièce de titre, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire. Notions exactes sur la politique, les institutions et la vie privée des Musulmans par un ancien diplomate français à Constantinople (Boucher de la Richarderie II, 175-179 - Chadenat 994 - Brunet V, 901).

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        Marchant of Venice. Merry wives of Windsor

      John Bell, British-Library, London 1785 - Printed Complete from the Text of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens, and revised from the last Editions. Illustrated with full page engravings. 120 + 112 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Bibliotheque Universelle Des Dames

      rue d'Anjou, Serpente St., hotel Serpente, d'Anjou-Dauphine [Jacques Perrin] 1785-1797, Paris - 148 vols. (of a 156 vol. set). 13 cm full leather bindings with gilt and green labels on spines, gilt trimmed boards. Set consists of books from two different binding designs. Marbled endpapers. Includes 2 volumes of "Atlas" which consist of 31 plates with maps from around the world (originally 36 plates). FRENCH language text. Ex-library with bookplates and labels affixed to front endpapers. Bindings show wear with bumped corners and edges, some torn spines with some missing labels or pieces of leather missing. A few cracked hinges. All bindings remain intact with secured boards. Inside, contents are consistent of a single edition, the pages are clean and text unmarked. Contents: Atlas pontatif (2 vols.); La poetique de la musique par M. le Comte de la Cepede (2 vols.); Abdeker, ou l'art de conserver la beaute (4 vols.); Geometrie (2 vols.); Trigonometrie (2 vols.); Arithemetique (2 vols.); Physique de l'homme (vol. 1 only); De la femme consideree au physique et au moral par m. Roussel (2 vols.); Romans (vols. 1-11); Melanges (vols. 1-15); Astronomie par de la Lande (vol. 1 only); Physique generale par M. Sigaud de Lafond (vols. 1-5); Botonique (2 vols.); de Chimie par M. de Fourcroy ( 2 vols.); Voyages (vols. 1-19); Morale (vols. 1-14, 16-17); Theatre (vols. 1-13); Medicine domestique, ou moyens simples de conserver sa sante par M. Roussel (vols. 1-3); Physique generale, par M. Sigaud de Lafond (vols. 1, 3-5); Economique Rurale et domestique par M. Parmentier (vols. 1-8); Algebre (vols. 1-3); Histoire (Vols. 1-23, 25-30). The Universal Women's Library was produced to provide an audience of upper class women general knowledge from a variety of learned fields that represent both the humanities and the sciences. 8 volumes are missing for a complete set. It should be noted that the set was published in France in the years leading up to, during and following the French Revolution. In spite of the political and social turmoil, it managed to remain in press and distributed to its various subscribers throughout that period. Originally, the volumes were published fortnightly over a twelve year period. As with most books of the period, volumes were provided unbound to subscribers of the series who would have been responsible for their own bindings. The complex issue of ownership is highlighted in this set's two complementary but unique leather binding designs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte von dem Königreiche Spanien. Nach Lopez

      Artist: Reilly Franz Johann Joseph ca ; issued in: Vienna; date: ca1785 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Folded; - size (in cm): 54 x 67; - description: Map shows total Spain with Portugal and the Balearic island of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Decorative title cartouche.; - vita of the artist: Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766 - 1820) Vienna. He was an Austrian and produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, -Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt- between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' but one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the Schauplatz .were drawn to a uniform criteria.Reilly's Grosser deutscher Atlas was also notable as the first completely 'Austrian' atlas. This large world atlas, containing relatively few maps, was issued between 1794 and the end of 1796. Reilly may have used Franz Anton Schraembl's work as his model, at least in part.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Ueber die Electricität, in Beziehung auf die Pflanzen; die Mittel, die Electricität zum Nutzen der Pflanzen anzuwenden u.s.w. Nebst der Erfindung eines Electro-vegero-meters.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1785. - 8vo (ca. 21x12 cm), X, 3 Blätter, 301 Seiten, mit 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Pappband der Zeit mit marmorierten Einbandbezügen. Handschriftliches Rückenschild der Zeit, Schabstelle am Rücken unten, der Einband leicht berieben, die Seiten etwas gebräunt, handschriftliche Numerierung mit Blaustift auf dem hinteren Innendeckel, sonst gut erhalten. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Poggendorff I, 168 - Roller/Goodman I, 110 - Wellcome II, 154 - Wheeler Gift 512. - Bertholon (1741-1800), Priester des Lazarus-Ordens, Freund von Benjamin Franklin, lehrte Physik in Montpellier, an der Ecole centrale de l'Herault und in Lyon. Er wurde berühmt durch seine Werke über Physik, besonders über Elektrizität. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von De l'Électricité des végétaux. Beschäftigt sich mit dem Einfluß der atmosphärischen Elektrizität auf den Organismus der Pflanzen. Die schönen Tafeln zeigen Versuchsanordnungen. - Sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue du Schild-Wald-Bach. Prise en Hyver. Dédiée à Mr. Van der Goes.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, s.d. 1785, - 33x22 cm (Vue), aquatinte tirée en couleurs, Passepartout - Encadrement or. (60x45 cm). De: Wolff, Vues remarquables des Montagnes de la Suisse dessinées et coloriées d?après nature, avec leur déscription. Chez J. Yntema, Libraire à Amsterdam.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        A View of Karakakooa in Owyhee

      1785 - Engraving of A View of Karakakooa in Owyhee. Remargined paper size 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches (38.5 x 27.3 cm). Professionally remargined and laid down on tissue by Green Dragon bindery. We think the first edition of this engraving was created by John Webber, engraved by W. Byrne, and published in the atlas (plate 68) to accompany "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London: W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol, 1784."This example is smaller, lightly tinted and rather than being engraved by Byrne, is marked "Taylor sculp" lower right. In pencil it is marked on rear "opposite p. 577, Cooks' Voyages, 1785 edition". We have been unable to trace to our satisfaction exactly where this engraving was published. It is nonetheless a famous scene and desirable to those who collect voyages, Hawaii, and the location where Captain Cook eventually died.

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        Commentaires. Avec des notes historiques, critiques et militaires, par M. le Comte Turpin de Crissé, Lieutenant-Géneral des Armées du Roi (.). 3 Bde. Mit 40 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 2 gest. Portäts u. 3 wiederholten figürlichen Titelkupfern.

      Paris Charles-Guillaume Leclerc ua (gedruckt von Cl Lequatre) 1785 - 4°. Ca. 1700 S. Lederbände d. Zt. m. RSch. u. reicher floraler Rverg. u. vergold. Stehkanten (Kapitale mit neuerem helleren Leder "restauriert", abgeschabte Ecken rötlich gefärbt). Fürstenberg 93 u. 192. Schweiger II, 54: "In Frankreich wegen der militärischen Erläuterungen gesucht." - Turpin de Crissé (1716-93), Brigadegeneral aus einer traditionsreichen Militär-Familie, veröffentlichte hier erstmals seinen ausführlichen Kommentar aus militärischer Sicht. Die französische Übersetzung stammt von Francois-Noel de Wailly, der lateinische Text basiert auf der Ausgabe von Clarke, London 1712. Die Porträts zeigen Cäsar und Turpin de Crissé. - Fürstenberg vermutet, "schließlich dürfte Eisen [einer der größten französischen Illustratoren] mit den Titelvignetten zu Turpin de Crissés 'Commentaires de César', 1785, in Zusammenhang stehen". Er schreibt von Titelvignetten, "von denen mehrere den Namenszug Eisen tragen", was in vorliegnedem Exemplar nicht bestätigbar ist. Im Zusammenhang mit dem Drucker Lequatre bezeichnet Fürstenberg den Druck als "sehr ansehnliche Ausgabe". Nicht bei Sander oder Cohen/Ricci, die beide nur die Londonor Clark'sche Ausgabe von 1712 angeben. - Besitzerstempel u. Namensvermerk auf den Schmutztiteln, bis auf wenige gebräunte Seiten praktisch fleckenfreies Exemplar in guten, dekorativen Einbänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires chronologiqes pour servir à l'histoire de Dieppe et celle de la navigation Francoise.

      Desauges, Paris 1785 - 2 volumes in 8, demi reliure moderne de chagrin rouge ( Reliure moderne). 6 n.c. - 480 et 309 pages. Quelques traces d'humidité et quelques rousseurs. Dans le second volume les pages 45, 46, 77, 78, 107 à 110, 147 à 152, 179 à 184, 221, 222, 237 à 240, 143, 244,263, 264, 276 à 280 et 299 à 302 sont des fac-similés manuscrits du XIX°. Charmant exemplaire malgré les défauts annoncés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheque Universelle Des Dames

      Paris: rue d'Anjou, Serpente St., hotel Serpente, d'Anjou-Dauphine [Jacques Perrin], 1785-1797. Leatherbound. Very good. 148 vols. (of a 156 vol. set). 13 cm full leather bindings with gilt and green labels on spines, gilt trimmed boards. Set consists of books from two different binding designs. Marbled endpapers. Includes 2 volumes of "Atlas" which consist of 31 plates with maps from around the world (originally 36 plates). FRENCH language text. Ex-library with bookplates and labels affixed to front endpapers. Bindings show wear with bumped corners and edges, some torn spines with some missing labels or pieces of leather missing. A few cracked hinges. All bindings remain intact with secured boards. Inside, contents are consistent of a single edition, the pages are clean and text unmarked. Contents: Atlas pontatif (2 vols.); La poetique de la musique par M. le Comte de la Cepede (2 vols.); Abdeker, ou l'art de conserver la beaute (4 vols.); Geometrie (2 vols.); Trigonometrie (2 vols.); Arithemetique (2 vols.); Physique de l'homme (vol. 1 only); De la femme consideree au physique et au moral par m. Roussel (2 vols.); Romans (vols. 1-11); Melanges (vols. 1-15); Astronomie par de la Lande (vol. 1 only); Physique generale par M. Sigaud de Lafond (vols. 1-5); Botonique (2 vols.); de Chimie par M. de Fourcroy ( 2 vols.); Voyages (vols. 1-19); Morale (vols. 1-14, 16-17); Theatre (vols. 1-13); Medicine domestique, ou moyens simples de conserver sa sante par M. Roussel (vols. 1-3); Physique generale, par M. Sigaud de Lafond (vols. 1, 3-5); Economique Rurale et domestique par M. Parmentier (vols. 1-8); Algebre (vols. 1-3); Histoire (Vols. 1-23, 25-30). The Universal Women's Library was produced to provide an audience of upper class women general knowledge from a variety of learned fields that represent both the humanities and the sciences. 8 volumes are missing for a complete set. It should be noted that the set was published in France in the years leading up to, during and following the French Revolution. In spite of the political and social turmoil, it managed to remain in press and distributed to its various subscribers throughout that period. Originally, the volumes were published fortnightly over a twelve year period. As with most books of the period, volumes were provided unbound to subscribers of the series who would have been responsible for their own bindings. The complex issue of ownership is highlighted in this set's two complementary but unique leather binding designs.

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        Meditazioni sopra le Verità Cristiane ed Ecclesiastiche

      Presso Vincenzo Orsino, NAPOLI 1785 - ITALIANO Tomo II-III-IV di opera divisa in cinque volumi, opera tradotta dal francese e composta da un curato della Diocesi di Lione, legatura a tutta pergamena con intestatura in duplice tassello in fregio dorato al dorso, al tomo II tassello superiore mancante, coperta marmorizzata da aloni scuri, al tomo III coperta anteriore parzialmente mancante, alla sottocoperta di tutti i volumi troviamo rivestimento rosa di epoca recente, taglio fortemente puntinato, fioritura delle pagine, testo su colonna con note a piè di pagina La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        A View of Karakakooa in Owyhee

      circa 1785. Engraving of A View of Karakakooa in Owyhee. Remargined paper size 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches (38.5 x 27.3 cm).Professionally remargined and laid down on tissue by Green Dragon bindery. We think the first edition of this engraving was created by John Webber, engraved by W. Byrne, and published in the atlas (plate 68) to accompany "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London: W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol, 1784." This example is smaller, lightly tinted and rather than being engraved by Byrne, is marked "Taylor sculp" lower right. In pencil it is marked on rear "opposite p. 577, Cooks' Voyages, 1785 edition".We have been unable to trace to our satisfaction exactly where this engraving was published. It is nonetheless a famous scene and desirable to those who collect voyages, Hawaii, and the location where Captain Cook eventually died. Very Good.

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        First Report from the Committee appointed to enquire what Proceedings have been had in the Execution of... "An Act for the effectual transportation of Felons"..

      London, 1785. In fine condition.. Foolscap, 20 pp., very good, neatly disbound; preserved in a red quarter morocco solander case. Very uncommon: crucial discussions leading to the establishment of transportation to a colony at Botay Bay. This is the first report of the committee appointed to investigate transportation, and which ultimately led to the founding of the "thief colony" in New South Wales. Ferguson described the actual Act "for the effectual transportation of Felons" -- whose execution the Committee was set up to investigate -- as the "legal basis" of transportation.'By April 1785, though Pitt, the Prime Minister, denied it, the government seemed to have decided on an African scheme... The result was a violent parliamentary attack, led by Edmund Burke, and the appointment of another Commons Committee to investigate. In evidence to it, Evan Nepean, the Under-Secretary, said that though the River Gambia plan 'was under the contemplation of government and preferred to every other', it had not been 'finally resolved on...'' (Shaw, Convicts & the Colonies, p. 46).This is the report itself, of central importance for the transcript of an interview of Evan Nepean, who was interviewed extensively and responded regarding the hulks (Censor, Dunkirk, Ceres), the nature of the convictions of the proposed transportees, and in detail about the River Gambia - or "Lemane" - plan, including his admission that the British had no territorial rights in the region.The African merchant John Barnes gave evidence regarding his experience on the River Gambia, and was matter-of-fact about the problems of climate, as was John Nevan, a captain in the African trade, who had been there for six months in 1784, and who 'owed his own Preservation to Bitters and Bark.' Thomas Nesbitt had traded there in 1780 and was voluble about the local tribes, while the English naturalist Henry Smeathman told tales of his own experience in Sierra Leone and gave some long overdue practical advice ('if 200 convicts were left on an Island in the River Gambia, without any Medical Assistance than what they might give to each other, not One in 100 would survive the first Six Months...'). Other experts were the Army Surgeon John Boon, Sir George Young (ultimately a supporter of Botany Bay), Commodore Thompson, and two members of the Committee, Call and Sturt. Little surprise, therefore, that the Committee condemned the proposed River Gambia colony, and ultimately stated its preference for the West Coast of Africa and the colony in Sierra Leone, the failure of which was recently studied in Emma Christopher's A Merciless Place.Early documents like this relating to the establishment of New South Wales and the institution of transportation are important and often, like this example, rare.

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        First Report from the Committee appointed to enquire what Proceedings have been had in the Execution of. "An Act for the effectual transportation of Felons".

      London 1785 - Foolscap, 20 pp., very good, neatly disbound; preserved in a red quarter morocco solander case. Very uncommon: crucial discussions leading to the establishment of transportation to a colony at Botay Bay. This is the first report of the committee appointed to investigate transportation, and which ultimately led to the founding of the "thief colony" in New South Wales. Ferguson described the actual Act "for the effectual transportation of Felons" -- whose execution the Committee was set up to investigate -- as the "legal basis" of transportation.'By April 1785, though Pitt, the Prime Minister, denied it, the government seemed to have decided on an African scheme? The result was a violent parliamentary attack, led by Edmund Burke, and the appointment of another Commons Committee to investigate. In evidence to it, Evan Nepean, the Under-Secretary, said that though the River Gambia plan 'was under the contemplation of government and preferred to every other', it had not been 'finally resolved on?'' (Shaw, Convicts & the Colonies, p. 46).This is the report itself, of central importance for the transcript of an interview of Evan Nepean, who was interviewed extensively and responded regarding the hulks (Censor, Dunkirk, Ceres), the nature of the convictions of the proposed transportees, and in detail about the River Gambia - or "Lemane" - plan, including his admission that the British had no territorial rights in the region.The African merchant John Barnes gave evidence regarding his experience on the River Gambia, and was matter-of-fact about the problems of climate, as was John Nevan, a captain in the African trade, who had been there for six months in 1784, and who 'owed his own Preservation to Bitters and Bark.' Thomas Nesbitt had traded there in 1780 and was voluble about the local tribes, while the English naturalist Henry Smeathman told tales of his own experience in Sierra Leone and gave some long overdue practical advice ('if 200 convicts were left on an Island in the River Gambia, without any Medical Assistance than what they might give to each other, not One in 100 would survive the first Six Months?'). Other experts were the Army Surgeon John Boon, Sir George Young (ultimately a supporter of Botany Bay), Commodore Thompson, and two members of the Committee, Call and Sturt. Little surprise, therefore, that the Committee condemned the proposed River Gambia colony, and ultimately stated its preference for the West Coast of Africa and the colony in Sierra Leone, the failure of which was recently studied in Emma Christopher's A Merciless Place.Early documents like this relating to the establishment of New South Wales and the institution of transportation are important and often, like this example, rare.

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        First Report from the Committee appointed to enquire what Proceedings have been had in the Execution of... "An Act for the effectual transportation of Felons"...

      London: 9 May 1785. Foolscap, 20 pp., very good, neatly disbound; preserved in a red quarter morocco solander case. Very uncommon: crucial discussions leading to the establishment of transportation to a colony at Botay Bay. This is the first report of the committee appointed to investigate transportation, and which ultimately led to the founding of the "thief colony" in New South Wales. Ferguson described the actual Act "for the effectual transportation of Felons" -- whose execution the Committee was set up to investigate -- as the "legal basis" of transportation.'By April 1785, though Pitt, the Prime Minister, denied it, the government seemed to have decided on an African scheme... The result was a violent parliamentary attack, led by Edmund Burke, and the appointment of another Commons Committee to investigate. In evidence to it, Evan Nepean, the Under-Secretary, said that though the River Gambia plan 'was under the contemplation of government and preferred to every other', it had not been 'finally resolved on...'' (Shaw, Convicts & the Colonies, p. 46).This is the report itself, of central importance for the transcript of an interview of Evan Nepean, who was interviewed extensively and responded regarding the hulks (Censor, Dunkirk, Ceres), the nature of the convictions of the proposed transportees, and in detail about the River Gambia - or "Lemane" - plan, including his admission that the British had no territorial rights in the region.The African merchant John Barnes gave evidence regarding his experience on the River Gambia, and was matter-of-fact about the problems of climate, as was John Nevan, a captain in the African trade, who had been there for six months in 1784, and who 'owed his own Preservation to Bitters and Bark.' Thomas Nesbitt had traded there in 1780 and was voluble about the local tribes, while the English naturalist Henry Smeathman told tales of his own experience in Sierra Leone and gave some long overdue practical advice ('if 200 convicts were left on an Island in the River Gambia, without any Medical Assistance than what they might give to each other, not One in 100 would survive the first Six Months...'). Other experts were the Army Surgeon John Boon, Sir George Young (ultimately a supporter of Botany Bay), Commodore Thompson, and two members of the Committee, Call and Sturt. Little surprise, therefore, that the Committee condemned the proposed River Gambia colony, and ultimately stated its preference for the West Coast of Africa and the colony in Sierra Leone, the failure of which was recently studied in Emma Christopher's A Merciless Place.Early documents like this relating to the establishment of New South Wales and the institution of transportation are important and often, like this example, rare. In fine condition.

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        Rare Antique Print-PONTE ALLA CARRAIA-PALAZZO MEDICI-FLORENCE-ARNO-Cioci-Zocchi-

      - Antique print, titled: 'Veduta del Ponte alla Carraia.' - This print shows a view of the Ponte alla Carraia bridge over the river Arno, and Palazzo Medici in Florence, Italy. Etching and engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: No. 19 from: 'Raccolta delle piu belle vedute della Citta di Firenze.', by Cosimo Zocchi, published in 1785. Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Cosimo Zocchi ' after 'Antonio Cioci'. Cosimo Zocchi (1714-1788) was an Italian engraver. He was probably the brother of Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767) and a pupil of Joseph Wagner. Antonio Cioci (c. 1700-1792). Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. Some scattered tiny spots in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B12-18 The overall size is ca. 23.1 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 14.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 58.7 x 42.8 cm. The image size is ca. 49.6 x 36.5 cm.

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        Clef pour servir à l'explication du planisphère, ou boussole harmonique calculé par Zozime Boutroy de l'Académie Royale de Musique, d'après les ouvrages des plus savants théoriciens & des plus célèbres compositeurs.

      à Paris, chez l'auteur, & chez Beaublé graveur, 1785, in 8°, de XVI-77pp. 1f. et deux planches de musique gravées se dépl. in fine, pl. maroquin olive époque, titre doré au 1er plat avec trophée musical doré au centre, encadr. d'un triple filet doré sur les plats avec équerre, compas niveau et perpendiculaire dorés aux angles, dos lisse orné, p de t. rouge, dentelle intérieure dorée, tr. dorées. Exemplaire sur papier vélin fort dans une jolie reliure maçonnique du XVIIIe. Edition originale rare de ce traité musical curieux dédié au frère Savalette de Langes, initié dans la loge des « Amis indissolubles » à Lille en 1766, il est cofondateur de la loge « les Amis réunis » en 1773, organe du régime des Philalèthes, mais il est aussi fondateur en 1785 de la Société Olympique de Paris, célèbre société de concerts qui comptait près de 400 membres. Cette société philanthropique musicale était souchée sur la loge « L'olympique de la Parfaite Estime » fondée en 1783. L'auteur, aussi franc-maçon, était lui violoniste et contrebassiste au Concert Spirituel et à l'Opéra, et Maître de composition et de clavecin. Sa clef du planisphère, ou boussole harmonique est destinée à rendre l'étude de l'harmonie plus sûre et plus facile, soit pour composer, accompagner ou analyser toutes sortes de musiques. Edité à compte d'auteur l'ouvrage est rare et le cat. CCFR ne signale que 3 ex. de cette unique édition ( BnF, Rouen et Dijon). Le planisphère lui-même sous forme d'une grande gravure in folio a paru séparément et seule la Bibl. Nationale en possède un exemplaire. ¶ cf. P.F. Pinaud les musiciens francs-maçons au temps de Louis XVI (2009) - Journal des savants 1785 p.447. - Quérard Fr. litt. I.481.

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        Prayers and Meditations

      T. Cadell, 1785 - Spine a little rubbed, otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce Later mottled calf gilt, spine with leather labels, all edges gilt, by Riviere & Son [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Splendor Lucis, oder Glanz des Lichts. Eine kurze physico-cabalistische Auslegung des größten Naturgeheimnisses, insgemein Lapis Philosophorum genannt. Aus dem hebräischen Grundtexte der heiligen Schrift gezogen von Aloysio Wienner ... Aufs neue herausgegeben von Adamah Booz (d. i. A. M. Birkholz). Nebst einem Anhange.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Böhme 1785.. 143 S. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und rotem Rückenschild. 18,5 x 10,5 cm. Ferguson II, 549; Kopp II, 388; Rosenthal 906; vgl. Duveen S. 621 und Neu 4359 (Ausgabe 1747). - Der Verfasser Lipman Perlin (1705-1768), Sohn des Landesrabbiners von Brandenburg, war zunächst als Übersetzer und Lehrer orientalischer Sprachen in Nikolsburg tätig gewesen. 1734 ging er nach Wien und konvertierte im folgenden Jahr mit seinen drei Söhnen zum Katholizismus. Er nahm den Namen Alois Wienner an und wurde 1746 zum Freiherrn von Sonnenfels geadelt. Sein Sohn Joseph wurde zum bedeutendsten österreichischen Aufklärer. - Der Herausgeber dieser wohl dritten Auflage, Adam Michael Birkholz (1746-1818) war Professor der Medizin in Leipzig, verfasste jedoch auch alchemistische und freimaurerische Werke. - Gering berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit kleinem Randeinriss, etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar!

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        The HUDSON ALMANACK, For the Year of the Lord 1786

      Hudson: Printed and Sold by Webster and Stoddard, 1785. 1st printing thus. Not in Evans, Bristol, nor Drake, M. Almanacs. Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good. Paper age-toned. Closely cropped at bottom, occasionally affecting printed text. A Good copy.. Unpaginated, though 24 pages. 12mo: [A]4 B2 C4 D2. OCLC records two holdings: The Library Company of Philadelphia & Case Western. Preceded in the volume by an unidentified almanack [23 ll], marked "1784" by a prior owner. A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf].

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        A Group of Two Manuscripts and One Document, Attesting to the Service of Samuel Robinson in the Continental Army and Orders for Payments to be Made to His Estate

      Hartford & Windham [CT] 1785 - Various sizes. A SOLDIER FOR JUST FIVE WEEKS. Too young for marriage and children, but old enough to join the fight for independence, these documents may be the last few remaining records of a largely forgotten soldier of 1776. Samuel Robinson III (1757-1776) was born in the Central Village of Windham, Connecticut, and was one of eleven children of Samuel Robinson (1726-1792) and Sarah Kimball (1718-1791). According to the muster rolls, Samuel enlisted in Col. Philip Burr Bradley's Battalion, on August 13, 1776 and was assigned to Capt. Elijah Abel's company. Originally raised for defense of the state of Connecticut, Bradley's Bn, was sent to reinforce the Continental Army in New York. The battalion was stationed during most of the summer and early fall of 1776, at Bergen Heights and Paulus Hook, New Jersey. It was at one of these places that Samuel Robinson died on September 23, 1776, a week after his 19th birthday, and after being in the army only a little more than one month. The cause of his death was not recorded. 1. Autographed Manuscript Certificate, Signed "Ephraim Root" and "Jeremiah Ripley." Signed on verso by "Eben[ezer] Gray, Saml Dorrance, and William Ripley" The recto, dated "Coventry, 24 August 1785, Reads: "There was never any person that belonged to Conventry that served in the Continental Army as a Soldier & died there that we have any knowledge of & from our acquaintance with the Inhabitants of Coventry: believe if there had have been such a person we should have known of it." The verso, dated "Windham, March 10 1785, reads: We do certify that Saml Robinson was in the Continental Army in the year 1777 as a Soldier and died in service sometime after. He was an Inhabitant of this town. 6.25 x 4 inches, 2 pp., pen and ink on paper. Old folds, else very fine.2. Autographed Manuscript, Signed "Eleazer Wales" and "Elijah Johnson Administrator on the Estate of P. Samuel Robinson." Dated "Hartford Aug. 3d, 1785" and reading: Gentlemen, Please pay to the Bearer the balance found due to Samuel Robinson, deceased, for his service in the 1st Connecticut regiment in the Continental Army. Before the Year 1780." "To the Committee of the Pay Table" 8 x 5.5 inches, 1p., pen and ink on paper with watermark emblem of the State of Connecticut. Old folds, two minor stains, fine.3. Autographed Document, Signed "Samuel Turner" Dated "Augst. 30th 1785" and reading: Received of the Pay-Table Committee, their Order on the Treasurer of this State, to secure the Payment of Thirteen pounds Eighteen shillings and on penny being the balance due to Samuel Robinson, deceased on the first day of 1780, as stated by the Committees of the State and of the Army. Received in behalf of Elisha Johnson, Administrator on the Estate of Samuel Robinson, deceased." 8.25 x 6.5 inches, 1p., printed and partially accomplished pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso, old folds, minor toning, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ALS - Eigernhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Venedig 26.I.1785 (recte 1786). 1 Steite 4°. Schwach fleckig, minimale Randläsuren. Stefano Gallini (1756-1836), italienischer Mediziner; seit 1786 Professor in Padua, 1806 dort der erste Lehrstuhlinhaber für Physiologie. - An den Anatomen und Physiologen Leopoldo Marco Antonio Caldani in Padua, mit der vertraulichen Nachricht von seiner Berufung nach Padua als Nachfolger von Antonio Pimbiolo auf den 3. Lehrstuhl für theoretische Medizin, die allerdings noch der Bestätigung durch den venezianischen Senat bedürfe. ". Vi verrà forse detto che la giubbilazione del Pimbiolo, e la mia sostituzione fu segnata li 22 . per essere portata all'approvazione del senato probabilmente nel mese venturo. Desidero però che se ne faccia poche parole anzi si lasci dubbia finchè non viene approvata. Poiché tante possono essere le vicende per cui si porrà differire. Ve l'avverto intanto per la parte che prendete alla cose mie." Im Folgenden kündigt er eine Buchsendung an. "Ho nuove che in una cassa ch'è per viaggio vi sarà il 7 tomo della Collection academique partie françoise per cui ho esborsate a conto vostro lire 20 : 10 Venete . Il Risparmio è considerabile, e probabilmente vedrete che qui a Venezia ce lo legeranno molto similmente alle legature di Parigi ." "Il Gallini è stato una figura importante nella fisiologia del tormentato periodo di transizione che questa scienza ebbe tra il '700 e l'800" (Loris Premuda, Un grande fisiologo poco noto del Settecento, 1958). Sehr selten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Conseil de Guerre Privé sur lEvénement de Gibraltar en 1782

      Contenant l'extrait d'une information générale sur toutes les circonstances de cette entreprise; les commentaires de mémoires, des letteres & des relations; les résultats des expériences; la discussion des faits & des fautes d'exécution ou de spéculation; l'incertitude de quelques dispositions politiques; le développement des influences de l'intrigue & de l'avidité;... l'industrie militaire dirigée à l'art de vaincre par les moyens même de conserver; applications en divers exemples, &c...&c... Pour servir d'exercise sur l'art des sieges. 3 large folding plates (2 plans & 1 profile). 8vo. Particularly fine contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, with red morocco label (faded), Macclesfield library plates to front pastedown & facing leaf, with discreet Macclesfield blindstamp to title & first few leaves. [iv], 384, xviii, [i]errate, [i]blankpp. Np. [Paris]

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        琉球三省并三十六嶋之圖. [Ryūkyū Sanshō narabi Sanjūroku-tō no zu]. [Map of Thirty-Six Islands and Three Provinces of Ryūkyū].

      No date. [Late Edo]. Colour watercolour and ink manuscript map on washi. This manuscript was drawn on two separate sheets of paper which have now been professionally laid down on washi. A few holes and some worming in the central area of the map not affecting text, lightly creased in places, with more visible creases along folds. 55 x 76cm. An attractive copy of a scarce map depicting one of the disputed islands of the East China Sea. This Japanese map, frequently cited by scholars for its geographical claims, plays a significant role in the controversy surrounding the disputed island of Diaoyu as it indicates in three different ways China's sovereignty over the island. Three primary colours indicate territories: green for the Ryukyu chain, yellow for Taiwan, and pink for China. Of particular importance is the use on the map of the name "Dioyutai" (釣魚臺), also known today as the Senkaku Islands (尖閣諸島) or Diaoyu Islands (钓鱼岛). Thirdly the island of Diaoyu shown on this Japanese map on the sea-route to Qing China, is not counted as one of the Ryukyu's thirty-six islands - it is instead coloured pink - which is the same colour used to indicate the Chinese sovereignty on the Chinese mainland. The earliest records of the Diaoyu islands date back to 15th century Ming texts. Historically the islands were uninhabited but were used as nautical markers by sailors. Hayashi Shihei 林子平 in his Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries) is one of the first Japanese texts to mention the islands. In it, he refers to the islands by their Chinese name, following contemporary Edo convention. It was not until the victory of the Japanese in the first Sino-Japanese war that the islands were annexed by Meiji Japan. The treaty of Shimonoseki signed at the end of the war gave the sovereignty of Taiwan, the Liaodong Peninsula, and the Penghu islands to Japan, however the Diaoyu Islands were not mentioned. This map is a manuscript copy of one of the five maps which accompanied Hayashi Shihei's controversial work Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries). Published in 1785 this book describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). As Hayashi Shihei's book was banned shortly after publication and the original wood-blocks destroyed, manuscript copies were made and passed secretly among the educated Japanese public who were interested in, but not privy to, the "illegal" information contained on these maps. Controversy surrounds this map to this day due to the continuing dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands. The strong feelings felt about who should have sovereignty over these islands by China, Japan and Taiwan were further exacerbated in 1968 by the discovery of potential underwater oil reserves in the waters that surround them. The Diaoyu Islands are known in China as the 钓鱼岛及其附属岛屿 or 钓鱼岛 the Diaoyutai Islands, 釣魚台列嶼 in Taiwan, the Senkaku Islands 尖閣諸島 in Japanese and also as the Pinnacle Islands. Taiwan and the coast of mainland China (Guangdong Province 廣東省, Fujiang Province 福建省, Zhejiang Province 浙江省, Nanjing Province 南京省, Shandong Province 山東省) are also named on the map. .

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        ALS - Eigernhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Venedig 26.I.1785 (recte 1786). 1 Steite 4. Schwach fleckig, minimale Randläsuren. Stefano Gallini (1756-1836), italienischer Mediziner seit 1786 Professor in Padua, 1806 dort der erste Lehrstuhlinhaber für Physiologie. - An den Anatomen und Physiologen Leopoldo Marco Antonio Caldani in Padua, mit der vertraulichen Nachricht von seiner Berufung nach Padua als Nachfolger von Antonio Pimbiolo auf den 3. Lehrstuhl für theoretische Medizin, die allerdings noch der Bestätigung durch den venezianischen Senat bedürfe."... Vi verrà forse detto che la giubbilazione del Pimbiolo, e la mia sostituzione fu segnata li 22 . per essere portata all'approvazione del senato probabilmente nel mese venturo. Desidero però che se ne faccia poche parole anzi si lasci dubbia finchè non viene approvata. Poiché tante possono essere le vicende per cui si porrà differire. Ve l'avverto intanto per la parte che prendete alla cose mie."Im Folgenden kündigt er eine Buchsendung an. "Ho nuove che in una cassa ch'è per viaggio vi sarà il 7 tomo della Collection academique partie françoise per cui ho esborsate a conto vostro lire 20 : 10 Venete . Il Risparmio è considerabile, e probabilmente vedrete che qui a Venezia ce lo legeranno molto similmente alle legature di Parigi ...""Il Gallini è stato una figura importante nella fisiologia del tormentato periodo di transizione che questa scienza ebbe tra il '700 e l'800" (Loris Premuda, Un grande fisiologo poco noto del Settecento, 1958).Sehr selten

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        Observations sur l'agriculture, et particulièrement sur les objets qui peuvent etre plus propre à la Provence, données en 177.

      Antoine David, Aix 1785 - In 8 broché non rogné, couverture muette d'époque. 211 pages pagination continue; première partie sur le vin, seconde sur l'olivier. Bel exemplaire broché, rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Flora Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica Stirpium indigenarum Pedemontij.

      excudebat Ioannes Michael Briolus. Quattro parti in due volumi in-folio: cm. 41 il volume contenente le tre parti di testo e cm. 44 il volume di tavole. Pp. (8) xix (1) 344; (4) 366, xxiv di "Nomina generum" + (2) di imprimatur; (4) xiv di "Iconum Indicatio et Explanatio" (2). L'iconografia comprende il ritratto di Vittorio Amedeo III, dedicatario dell'opera, (inciso in rame da Giovan Battista Stagnon), i tre frontespizi in rosso e nero con incisioni centrali ed il volume a parte contenente 92 tavole f.t. raffiguranti piante della flora piemontese. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Pietro Peiroleri (Ramis per la sola tavola 85) da disegni del padre, Francesco Peiroleri, erborista e illustratore botanico nativo di Viù. Solida ed elegante legatura d'epoca posteriore in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino, particolarmente marginoso, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di splendida pubblicazione sulla flora delle montagne e delle vallate del Piemonte descrivente ben 2.814 piante (di cui 2390 fanerogame e 424 crittogame; 237 sono le specie descritte per la prima volta) ed illustrata da 92 tavole botaniche incise in rame di grande bellezza decorativa e importanza scientifica, opera del grande scienziato e botanico Carlo Allioni (Torino, 1728-ivi, 1804), soprannominato "il Linneo piemontese". "... fu professore dell'Università e direttore dell'orto botanico dopo il Donati, ed uno de' benemeriti della Flora Italica... L'opera che gli fece più onore fu la Flora Pedemontana pubblicata nel 1785, della quale i due primi volumi contengono la descrizione di 2800 piante, e l'ultimo dà la figura di 257 specie esattamente disegnate, col luogo della nascita, le qualità del suolo, il nome vernacolo piemontese, e le facoltà medicinali di esse piante" (Saccardo, "La botanica in Italia", I, p.13). "The botanical garden at Torino holds a collection of about 7500 paintings and drawings of plants, bound in 65 folio volumes. This collection is often cited by Allioni and Colla and contains many of the originals of the illustrations of the works by these authors, in particular of Allioni"s Flora pedemontana. The main artist are: 1741-1766 Francesco Peyrolery, from Viù (Piemont) - Pietro Peyrolery"s drawings for the Flora pedemontana are also probably incorporated" (Stafleu). Perret, 55: "Le plus important et le plus bel ouvrage de botanique alpestre, très rare et très recherché". Pritzel, 108. Nissen, 18. Manno, I, 5233. Brunet, I, 190-191. Graesse, I, 81. Sacheverell Sitwell e Wilfrid Blunt, "Grandi libri di fiori", p. 69. Dunthorne, 6. Johnston, 557. Stafleu e Cowan, 100.

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        PARIS., "Vue Intérieure de Paris prise du milieu du Pont-royal regardant le Pont-neuf". Blick von der Mitte der Pont Royal die Seine mit vielen Schiffen und Booten entlang, links der Louvre, im Hintergrund Notre Dame.

      Kupferstich von Berthault, Paris, 1785, 33 x 63 cm. Prächtige Ansicht mit Wappen und Widmung an "Monseigneur Charles Alexandre de Calonne". - Geglättet, wenige Randeinrisse professionell restauriert. Kapitalblatt. Europa, Frankreich

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        Cotton Tufts

      October 26, 1785. Autograph Letter Signed “Cotton Tufts,” one page, 7.5” x 9.25”. Weymouth, October 26, 1785. On watermarked laid paper. Integral leaf addressed by Tufts to “Doc. Philip Draper / Dedham.” Loss of paper on integral leaf. Reparable tear in text and minor flaws in this darkly penned letter. Near fine condition.In full, “I read your letter of the 12th inst. containing an invitation to meet an Association of Physicians on the 7th of Nov. next â€

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        Gaming

      1785 - 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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