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        Traité des jardins, ou le nouveau de La Quintinye

      1785 - 4 volumes de I. XXVI, (2), Paris, Belin, 1785-1789, in-8, 4 volumes de I. XXVI, (2), 356 ; II. (2), 344 et 11 planches ; III. (2), 518 ; et IV. (4), 523, (1) et 15 planches repliées, pleine-basane mouchetée de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné et portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane (des mors faiblement fendus, coiffes et coins frottés, manque de cuir sur les plats du premier tome), Edition, en partie, originale. Seconde édition pour les deux premiers volumes ; troisième édition pour le troisième ; édition originale pour le tome 4 sur les orangeries et les serres-chaudes qui parait pour la première fois en 1788. René Le Berryais, agronome et collaborateur de Duhamel de Monceau, propose avec ce "nouveau de La Quintinye" un des traités les plus complets, au XVIIIe siècle, sur l'art de la culture arboricole, potagère, ornementale et sous serre. Pour chaque type de jardin, il propose "la description et la culture" de toutes les plantes connues (par exemple, dans le tome I, Le Berryais recense 22 espèces de cerises, 30 de pommes, près de 90 espèces de poires ; dans le tome II, on trouve la description des asperges, concombres, haricots, raves et radis, etc.) Signalons enfin que le tome IV constitue une synthèse précoce sur les plantes tropicales et sub-tropicales, l'auteur y donne aussi de précieux détails et instructions sur la manière de bâtir des serres. Bien que l'ensemble puisse sembler disparate du fait de la réunion d'éditions différentes, il fut bien constitué à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. La réunion de ces quatres volumes, dans une reliure, du temps, est peu courante [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Affaire du Collier].

      1785-1786 1785 - Ensemble 23 pièces en 1 vol. in-4, demi-basane brune, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin vert (reliure de l'époque). Rare réunion de témoignages sur « l'Affaire du Collier ». Cette ténébreuse intrigue a fixé l'attention de toute l'Europe et fut un des épisodes les plus caractéristiques des derniers jours de la monarchie. L'instruction du procès dura plus de dix mois. Les principaux accusés étaient Mme de La Motte, Le Cardinal de Rohan, Réteaux de Villette, Mlle Legay d'Oliva et Cagliostro. Le rôle que Marie-Antoinette a pu joué reste obscur, mais le discrédit que cette affaire porta sur la monarchie fut très important. Bel exemplaire. 1, Mémoire Pour Dame Jeanne De Saint-Remy De Valois, Epouse du Comte de la Motte. (Paris, Cellot, 1785). In-4 de 46 pp. 2, Mémoire pour le comte de Cagliostro, accusé ; contre M. Le procureur-général, accusateur ; En présence de M. le Cardinal de Rohan, de la Comtesse de la Motte, & autre Co-Accusés. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Lottin, l'aîné, & de S.-Germain, 1786. In-4 de (4)-51pp. 3, Requête introductive au parlement les chambres assemblées, par le cardinal de Rohan, signifiée à M. le procureur général. Paris, Bruxelles : E. Flon, 1786. In-4 de 40 pp. igné : le cardinal de Rohan. 4, Mémoire à consulter pour Jean-Charles-Vincent de Bette d'Etienville, accusé, contre le sieur Vaucher, marchand horloger. Paris, Impr. de L. Cellot, 1786. In-4 de 30 pp. 5, Mémoire Pour La Demoiselle Le Guay D'Oliva, fille mineure émancipée d'âge, accusée, contre M. le Procureur-Général, accusateur, En présence de M. Le Cardinal Prince de Rohan, De La Dame De La Motte-Valois, Du Sieur De Cagliostro, & autres ; tous co-accusés. A Paris, chez P. G. Simon & N. H. Nyon, 1786. In-4 de 46 pp. Signé : N. Le Guay d'Oliva. 6, Second Mémoire À Consulter pour Jean-Charles-Vincent De Bette d'Etienville, Bourgeois de Saint-Omer en Artois, détenu ès Prisons du Chatelet de Paris, Accusé. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Cailleau, 1786. In-4 de 29 pp. Signé : Montigny. 7, Memoire Pour M. Le Baron De Fages-Chaulnes, Garde-du-corps de Monsieur, Frère du Roi, Accusé ; contre les sieurs Vaucher et Loque, Marchands Bijoutiers, Accusateur. Et encore contre Monsieur le Procureur-Général. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Prault, 1786. In-4 de 30 pp. Signé : Estienne De La Rivière. 8, Réponse Pour La Comtesse De Valois La Motte, au Mémoire du comte de Cagliostro. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de L. Cellot, 1786. In-4 de 48 pp. 9, Memoire Pour Les Sieurs Vaucher, Horloger, & Loque, Bijoutier, Accusateurs ; contre Le Sieur Bette d'Etienville, le Baron de Fages-Chaulnes, & autres Accusés ; en présence de Monsieur le Procureur-Général. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Prault, 1786. In-4 de 88 pp. 10, Mémoire Pour Le Sr De Bette D'Etienville, servant de Réponse à celui de M. Fages. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Cailleau, 1786. In-4 de (2)-30 pp. Signé : Montigny. 11, Requête au parlement, les chambres assemblées, par le cardinal de Rohan, signifiée à M. le procureur général. A Paris, chez Emmanuel Flon, 1786. In-4 de 8 pp. 12, Pieces justificatives pour M. le Cardinal de Rohan, Accusé. Declarations authentiques selon la forme angloise. Chez Hardouin & Gattey, (1786). In-4 de 24 pp. 13, Sommaire pour la comtesse de Valois-La Motte, accusée ; contre M. le Procureur-Général, Accusateur ; En présence de M. le Cardinal de Rohan, & autres co-Accusés. Paris, Cellot, 1786. In-4 de 62 pp. 14, Mémoire Pour Louis-Rene-Édouard De Rohan, Cardinal de la Sainte Église Romaine, Evêque et Prince de Strasbourg, Landgrave d'Alsace, Prince-État d'Empire, Grand Aumonier de France, Commandeur de l'Ordre du Saint-Esprit, Proviseur de Sorbonne, &c. Accusé, contre M. le Procureur-Général ; En présence de la Dame De La Motte, Du Sieur De Villette, De La Delle D'Oliva, & Du Sieur Comte De Cagliostro, Co-Accusés. A Paris, Lottin, 1786. in-4 de 158 pp. 15, Second Mémoire pour la Demoiselle Le Guay d'Oliva? Analyse et Résultat des récolemens & confrontations. Paris, Simon & Nyon, 1786. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland;

      

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Zweite Luftreise, oder Versuch der Herren Charles und Robert angestellt zu Paris in dem königlichen Garten der Thullerien den 1. December 1783 - Seconds Voyageurs Aeriens, ou Experience de MM Charles et Robert Faite a Paris dans le Parterre du Jardin Royal des Thuilleries le 1. Decembre 1783

      Augsburg, Academie Imperiale d'Empire um 1785. - altkolorierter Guckkastenblatt-Kupferstich von ca. 1785 - Abbildung der ersten Fahrt eines bemannten Gasballons am 1. Dezember 1783 - Blattmasse: ca. 42 x 31 cm - gut erhalten Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Steffen Völkel]
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        A Dictionary of the English Language The seventh edition, etc

      London: J.F. Rivington, et al. Good. 1785. Seventh. Hardback. Please note that this is an extremely heavy item and will require extra postage.; Dk brown leather half-binding; very worn. Front board + front endpaper detached, but present (repairs previously made to this joint). Backstrip worn - stitched binding exposed in places; raised bands on spine. Text block + rear board themselves intact - ie no pp loose. pp remain very supple. Bookplate on front pastedown. This is a scarce early one volume edition, complete. ; 4to (11 1/2" x 17"); Unpaginated pages .

      [Bookseller: Walden Books]
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        The poetical works . In three volumes

      printed by Andrew Foulis, printer to the University, Glasgow 1785 - Folio, 3 volumes, pp. xxxii, xxxviii, [39]-315; [vi], 365, [1]; [iv], 402, [4] subscriber list; contemporary half polished tan calf, red and green morocco labels on gilt-paneled spines; very good and sound. Gaskell 678. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The poetical works ... In three volumes

      Glasgow: "printed by Andrew Foulis, printer to the University". 1785. "Folio, 3 volumes, pp. xxxii, xxxviii, [39]-315; [vi], 365, [1]; [iv], 402, [4] subscriber list; contemporary half polished tan calf, red and green morocco labels on gilt-paneled spines; very good and sound. Gaskell 678."

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        Des Herrn von Montesquieu Werk vom Geist der Gesetze

      Prag 1785 - Nach der neuesten und vermehrten Auflage. mit vielen Anmerkungen versehen. 4 Bde. Prag, o.Dr. 1785-87. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupferstichkarten (Welt und Europa in Band 4). Ldr. d. Zt., zahlreiche Fehlstellen in den Einbänden, Titelschilder beschädigt. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Fromm. Da das Vorwort des Übersetzers mit H. gezeichnet wurde, liegt die Vermutung nahe, dass es sich hier um einen Nachdruck der von Hauswald übersetzen Ausgabe von 1782 handelt. Sehr selten vollständig in allen 4 Bänden und mit beiden Karten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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        [PORTION OF THE PRINTED TEXTILE DEPICTING The Apotheosis of Franklin]

      [England, 1785. Printed on cotton in brown ink. Contemporary cloth border, stitched. Lightly soiled. Very good. Portion of a larger printed textile entitled "The Apotheosis of Franklin," this piece shows Franklin standing next to Lady Liberty, each of them holding one end of a banner which reads "Where Liberty is, there dwells my country." In his other hand, Franklin holds a scroll; Liberty holds a pole with a liberty cap perched atop it. The further images on the textile (not present here) show Washington driving a chariot drawn by leopards, with an allegorical figure of America seated beside him holding a plaque which reads "American Independance [sic] 1776." Ahead of Washington's chariot, two Indians bear trumpets draped with flags of the Revolution. The Liberty Tree and two putti holding a map of America are also featured. A full panel of the cloth measures thirty-six inches wide and could be purchased by the yard, in a repeating fashion. This textile probably came from the collection of celebrated Americanist R.H.T. Halsey, one of the founders of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. THREADS OF HISTORY 8.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Caps Well Fit: or, Select Epigrams. Serious and Comic. By Titus, in Sandgate, and Titus, Everywhere.

      Newcastle: Printed by T. Angus for T. Fishburn. 1785 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 12mo (in 6s), 143 x 88 mms., pp. [5] 6 - 190 [191 Errata, 192 blank], but misprinted, with pages 164 - 180 misnumbered 174 - 190, contemporary sheepskin, bordered in blind, later reback with two red morocco labels; occasional light foxing and staining, corners a bit worn, but a very good copy. The work consists of 134 eight-line verses, celebrating life in Sandgate, Newcastle, and elsewhere; here is an early sample: "To camp, to camp, the ladies tramp,/ You wonder much, you say./ But don't you know, the fact is so,/ They're soldiers, in their way?/ Those darting eyes, and tapering thighs, / Arrang'd to martial view;/ Then fair in field, cause more to yield,/ Than ever Caesar slew." Lowndes: The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature (1835) II, 345. Copies located in Newcastle; Yale, Newberry, Minnesota

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Globe Aerostatique de Mrs Charles et Robert au moment de leurs depart du Jardin des Thuilleries le premier Decembre 1783

      Paris, Basset um 1785. altkolorierter Guckkastenblatt-Kupferstich von ca. 1785 - Abbildung der ersten Fahrt eines bemannten Gasballons am 1. Dezember 1783 - \"Cette piece es une des plus interessantes dans la genre. Elle se fait de plus en plus rare.\" (D) - Blattmasse: ca. 41 x 33 cm - gut erhalten Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Völkel]
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        A NEW UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE RELIGIOUS RITES, CEREMONIES, AND CUSTOMS OF THE WHOLE WORLD: OR A COMPLETE AND IMPARTIAL VIEW OF ALL THE RELIGIONS

      Alexander Hogg [1785], London - Folio (9" x 14") bound in contemporary calf-backed boards; 704, xii [4] pages. Illustrated with 60 copper engravings. Hurd covers, among others, the modern Jews, the Japanese, and the Native Americans of Canada, California, and Florida: "The inhabitants of Florida are idolators, and acknowledge the sun and moon for deities." Wonderful plates including natives of the Caribee Islands feasting on human flesh. Joints split but tight. Faint stain affecting some pages, some toning. Very Good copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Observationes anatomico-medicae de sana et morbosa oesophagi structura

      1785 - de 120 pages et 7 planches Leiden, Abrahamum et Janum Honkoop, 1785, in-4, de 120 pages et 7 planches, cartonnage ancien, Une des premières vues microscopiques imprimées en couleurs. Première édition, très rare, de cette monographie sur la structure anatomique normale ou pathologique de l'oesophage. Jan Bleuland était professeur d'anatomie et de chirurgie à Utrecht. Au cours de sa brillante carrière, il réalisa plus de deux mille préparations. Aujourd'hui, il reste connu pour sa collection de préparations anatomiques (conservé à l'Université de Médecine d'Utrecht), mais surtout pour avoir, dans l'histoire de la biologie, perfectionner et généraliser la coloration des tissus afin de faciliter leurs observations microscopiques. Les quatre gravures en couleur finales révèlent parfaitement l'adresse de ce fin biologiste et une technique poussée de gravure en couleurs. "Pour illustrer ses ouvrages, Bleuland utilisa la technique de la gravure en couleurs dont les délicates images reflètent une évolution de la sensibilité des illustrateurs anatomiques et des médecins, qui se tournent désormais vers des techniques plus légères, susceptibles d'entrer plus profond dans le détail" (Anatomie de la couleur). En fin de volumes, sept planches, dont une repliée ; les 4 en couleurs sont un parfait exemple de la technique de coloration des tissus de Bleuland et de la technique d'impression en couleurs. Exemplaire grand de marges et très frais, les couleurs des gravures sont absolument intactes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Reise der K. Preussischen Gesandtschaft nach Persien 1860 und 1861. 2 Bände

      - - Henze I, 378. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Brugsch reiste als Sekretär der preussischen Gesandschaft mit und gab besonderes für das Gebiet Teheran - Hamadan "interessante Aufschlüsse" und " sehr viel Neues und belehrendes über die kulturellen Verhältnisse" zu Bericht (Henze). Die Karte nach Aufzeichnungen Brugsch ist entgegen älterer Darstellungen deutlich verbessert und von H. Kiepert entworfen - Gewicht in Gramm: 1785 Hinrichs, Leipig, 1862/1863. XIV, 418 S. u. X, 1 Bl., 514 S. mit lithografischem Portraitfrontispiz, 7 colorierte Tafeln, 5 Holzstichtafeln, 1 grenzcolorierte lithografische Karte und zahlreichen Textholzstichen, Halbleinen der Zeit, (1 Einbanddeckel mit Zeitungsrest etwas verklebt / Rücken wasserfleckig / etwas stockfleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        De mezzi per introdurre, ed assicurare stabilmente la coltivazione e la popolazione nell agro romano

      dalle stampe del Barbiellini alla Minerva, Roma 1785 - Legatura in pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. (lievemente scurita e con una piccola abrasione al margine inferiore del piatto posteriore). Tagli rossi. Carte di guardia rinnovate. Ottimo, fresco esemplare. Prima edizione. Non comune. Einaudi I, 771; Rossetti, 1449. 8vo (cm. 21,5), XIII(1)-LXXX-406 pp., 1 c.nn. (Errata) con 3 tavv. incise su rame più volte rip. f.t. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        Große Erdbeschreibung. Bde. 4-6 (in 1).

      Troppau, J. G. Traßler 1785. Kl.-8°. 432, 560 u. 396 S. (Tit.bll. u. Nebentit. in Pag.). HLdr.bd. d. Zt. m. reichen Verz. sowie Tit. (auf mont. Papierschi.) in Goldpräg. auf Rü. u. dreiseit. rotem Sprengschnitt. Einbd. stärker berieben; Ldr. am Rü. brüchig; Kanten bestoßen u. abgewetzt; vord. Rü.naht gänzl. aufgeplatzt; am ob. Kapital eingerissen; vord. flieg. Vorsatz m. Quetschfalte; Papier stockfleckig. ADB III, 644f. u. Bautz I, Sp. 803. BÜSCHING A. F. (1724-1793); Theologe und Geograph. B. wurde 1748 in Köstritz Hauslehrer beim Grafen Lynar, mit dem er 1749 nach Petersburg reiste. 1754 folgte er dem Ruf nach Göttingen als ao. Professor der Philosophie und Adjunkt der Theol. Fakultät und wurde 1759 zum o. Professor der Philosophie ernannt. Seit 1761 wirkte er als Pfarrer der lutherischen Gemeinde u. Leiter der Petrischule in Petersburg, seit 1766 in Berlin als Oberkonsistorialrat und Direktor des Gymnasiums zum Grauen Kloster. Durch seine geographischen Schriften wurde B. zum Mitbegründer der wissenschaftlichen Geographie und Statistik. Seit 1754 veröffentlichte er seine \"Neue Erdbeschreibung\", die von ihrer wissenschaftlichen Bedeutung unter allen seinen zahlreichen Schriften an oberster Stelle steht. Die Vorzüge des umfangreichen, aus Quellenstudien hervorgegangenen Werkes beruhen auf den politisch-statistischen Darstellungen, die durchgehend m. Beziehungen zur Geschichte ausgeführt sind. Die 10 ersten Tle. behandeln Europa, der 11. Teil (Asien) blieb von B. unvollendet. Die \"Erdkunde\" wurde später von unterschiedlichen Autoren fortgesetzt. Vorliegende Ausgabe erschien in 24 Bdn. (nebst 4 Bdn. Register) von 1785-1790 in Troppau (13 ff. Brünn u. 21ff. Wien) bei Traßler (u. später Schrämbl). In den vorhandenen Bdn. sind das asiatische Russland u. die krimische Tatarei (Bd. 4), Polen u. Littauen samt den mit ihnen verbundenen Ländern u. das oschmanische [sic !] Reich in Europa (Bd. 5) sowie das Königreich Ungarn m. den einverleibten Ländern u. das Großfürstenthum Siebenbürgen, die Republik Ragusa u. das venezianische Dalmatien (Bd. 6) enthalten. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geographie, Länderkunde

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Almanach, Op 't Jaar ons Heeren Jesu Christi, 1785. Voorsien met de Jaar-, Paarde-, Beeste- en Leermarkten, En de Maans op- en ondergang. WITH: Reys-Wyzer, Wanneer de Veerschepen en Trekschuyten moeten afvaren. Ook het luyden der Poortklokken van Amsterdam, Haarlem, Enkhuysen, Gouda en Leyden. WITH: De opregte Italiaanse Waarzegger. WITH: Korte Kronyk, beginnende van den Jare 1711.

      Amsterdam, the Heirs of Widow Cornelis Stichter 1785 - 4 works in 1 binding, 30, 11, 5, 16 p. Contemporary Leather with gilt-edged text block, silver catches and a silver linking pin, 16° H. 8,5 x L. 5,5 x W. 1,5 cm. (Waterstain on the first pages, one page of the Reys-Wyzer lacks a small piece of one of the corners. The 4 silver catches are decorated with the coat of arms of the city Leeuwarden. Rare edition of the Almanac for the year 1785 by Meyndert van Dam, ca. 1730-1812. This miniature sized almanac describes in the first work the forthcoming events for the year 1785, illustrated with a woodcut title vignette and a calendar printed in red and black with multiple small woodcuts of the moon phases. The second work is a time-table for the departures of ships, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration. The third work contains astrological predictions and the final work lists important events which occured from the year 1711 until 1784, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration.) Salman, J. (2011). Populair drukwerk in de Gouden Eeuw. De almanak als lectuur en handelswaar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        Experience de l Aerostat nomme la Montgolfiere faite par mr Pilatre du Rozier a Versailles le 23. Juin 1784 en presence de la famille Rle et de mr le Cte d Haga et grand nombre de Spectateurs

      Paris, Chereau um 1785. altkolorierter Guckkastenblatt-Kupferstich von ca. 1785 - Blattmasse: ca. 44 x 30 cm - gut erhalten Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Declamationen und Reden über Maurer-Pflichten und bey Feyerlichkeiten. Nebst Maurer-Gedichten.

      Copenhagen, Christian Gottlob Proft, 1785. 6 Bl., 442 S. Original Festeinband der Zeit; dreiseitiger marmorierter Rotschnitt. Mit zahlreichen gestochenen Textvignetten. Frühes, überaus seltenes Werk über die Pflichten, Traditionen und Riten der Freimaurer und ihrer Logen. Kapitel (unter anderem): Brüderliche Liebe - Eifer - Stärke des Ordens - Allgemeine Menschenliebe - Beständigkeit - Schönheit des Ordens - Pflicht, fleißig die Loge zu besuchen - Dem Andenken des Dr. Zwergius - Dauer des Ordens - Dem Andenken des Bruders Karstens - Verschwiegenheit - Weisheit des Ordens - Ehrwürdigkeit des Ordens - Wohltätigkeit - Behutsamkeit - Tugend - Religion - Leidenschaften -Wie der Orden zur Tugend führe - Von unwürdigen Brüdern - Geschäftigkeit. Der aus Schleswig stammende Werner Hans Friedrich Abrahamson (1744-1812) war Übersetzer und Lehrer an der Kopenhagener Landkadettenakademie. Einband etwas berieben. Sonst sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar; Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Dort Frühjahrs-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf dieses Angebot bis zum 31. März 2016. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Freimaurerei Johannis-Loge

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        HISTOIRE DE KENTUCKE, NOUVELLE COLONIE A L'OUEST DE LA VIRGINIE...

      Paris, 1785. Half title. Contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt extra, leather label, patterned endpapers. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Internally clean. Very good plus. The first French edition of Filson's pioneering history of the settlements in Kentucky, issued the year after the extremely rare Wilmington, Delaware edition. "The most famous and important frontier book of the period...particularly important for the first map of Kentucky and the first published life of Daniel Boone" (Vail), including an account of Boone's captivity. W.R. Jillson, in the introduction to his reprint of Filson, says that Filson "has left to posterity a priceless tale of early days in Kentucky, which, for stirring action and regional description, has rarely been equalled as a piece of frontier writing in any part of the country, and never surpassed." The map was the first to provide an accurate delineation of Kentucky, and this is the first obtainable edition, as the American first is known in only a few copies. HOWES F129. VAIL 726. SABIN 24338. CLARK II:23. CHURCH 1212. FIELD 536. AYER 99. VAUGHAN 105.

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In Commemoration of Handel... Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund

      London: Sold by T. Payne and Son... and G. Robinson. [January 8] 1785. Quarto. 18th century tree calf. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), [iii- viii] (dedication, contents), [i]-xvi (preface), 8, 8, 9-20, 19-24, 21-56, 21, [i] (blank) pp., 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [25]-41, [i] (blank), 2 ff. (section title, list), [45]-70, 1f. (section title), pp. 73- 90, 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [93]-107, [i] (blank), 1f. (section title), pp. 111-139, [ii] (advertisement, errata) pp. + 7 numbered plates engraved by Delattre, Bartolozzi, Haward, Spilsbury and Collyer after Burney, Cipriani and Smirk, with the "Plan of the Orchestra and Disposition of the Band" naming J. Bates as conductor. Provenance From the collection of Jenny Llind's husband, the pianist, composer, and conductor Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907), with his autograph signature to verso of free front endpaper; early bookplate of "The Honble. Stuart Wortley" and later ownership markings to front pastedown. Binding slightly worn and scuffed; rebacked and recornered. Slightly browned, more heavily to some leaves; frontispiece and numbered plates with minor to moderate foxing. An attractive, wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett p. 47. Cortot, p. 42. Eitner II, p. 246. RISM BVI, p. 191. "[Burney] suggested and was entrusted with the preparation of a book giving an account of it [the Handel commemoration of 1784], preceded by a life of Handel. As a professional man, however, he was astonished to discover he was expected to do this without recompense... The Handel commemoration volume caused its author much concern and distracted him from his History, yet it has served posterity well." The New Grove, Vol. 3, pp. 489-491. Joah Bates (1740-1799), conductor, organist and concert organizer, was "a fierce champion of Baroque music and particularly of Handel's work..." The New Grove, Vol. II, p. 284.

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        The Elements of Military Arrangement, and of the Discipline of War;

      London: T. Egerton,, ?1785. Adapted to the Practice of the British Infantry. A New Edition, Augmented and Improved. 2 volumes small octavo (158 × 92 mm), bound as one. Modern sprinkled sheep, red morocco label, double gilt rules to the compartments, double blind-ruled panel to the boards Full-page diagram. Spine slightly sunned, a touch rubbed at the extremities, light browning, a couple of leaves just loose, overall very good. First published in 1781, with a second edition the following year, and a stated third edition in 1791. This would appear to be the true third, standing between the latter two, the dating derived from ESTC. All editions are fairly uncommon, ESTC locates just three copies of this - NLW, University of Bristol and the Society of the Cincinnati. Houlding is most complimentary describing Williamson's work as "quite excellent, up to date, and timely" (Fit for Service, p.234). The author, of whom very little is known, set out to produce a "modern" replacement for Bland's Treatise on Military Discipline, "designed particularly for the youthful, inexperienced officer Â… aware that the number of books devoted to military subjects had 'of late been multiplied to an almost infinite degree, so that the bookseller's shelves seem to groan under their weight' Williamson pointed out that there was, even so, still nothing available that would give a young officer a clear and comprehensive description of his duties, and of the regulations according to which the drill should be carried Â… [and so] supplied the want, and in so far as the drill was concerned his text was of the greatest utility" (pp.233-4). Although highly popular in its day, this utility together with its pocketable portability have conspired to produce a rate of attrition that would account for the book's infrequent appearance on the market. Contemporary ownership inscription of "A. Gordon" to both title pages.

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        Historia Salicvm (salicum) Iconibvs Illvstrata (two volumes bound in one)

      Siegfied Lebrecht Crvsii (Crusius), Leipzig, 1785. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, folio, printed between 1785 and 1791 modern green cloth binding lettered gilt to spine, modern endpapers, deckle edged with some evidence of minor insect damage to some edges, two volumes bound in one, originally printed in five separate parts, general title page & each division with its own title page, lacking divisional title of Part Two and pages 33-36, text in Latin, Volume Two comprising the fifth part contains the thirty uncoloured plates by the well known Nuremberg engraver I Nussbiegel, (numbered I-XXXI as Plate 30 not called for) some minor foxing and discolouration but generally a very good copy of a scarce work .

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        ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE THIRD DAY OF MAY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY- FOUR. [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR. [bound with]: IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, THURSDAY THE 30th OF DECEMBER 1784...

      Richmond: Printed by J. Dunlap and J. Hayes, 1785. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling and wear. Contemporary notations on each titlepage.Very good. Second work trimmed closely, affecting some page numbers and a line or two of text. Two leaves with an older tape repair. Final leaf silked with marginal loss. Good. The rare session laws for both sessions of the Virginia state legislature for 1784, together with the final two leaves containing bills involving customs administration for British shipping. Acts in the first session include acts concerning the appointment of delegates to Congress; acts for raising revenue; an act giving Congress extra powers for a limited time to help regulate the commercial interests of the new country; as well as numerous others necessary to the business of a new state. The second session includes acts establishing courts of assize; an act for improving the navigation of the James River; numerous acts on revenue; and others. Most notable is "An Act punishing certain offences injurious to the tranquility of this Commonwealth," which deals with incursions into Indian lands beyond Virginia's boundaries, forbidding the committing of crimes beyond the state's borders and laying out punishments thereof. There is also an act establishing the town of Louisville, Kentucky, and "An Act for vesting in George Washington, Esq; a certain interest in the Companies established for opening and extending the navigation of the Potowmack and James Rivers." The final two leaves are a separate imprint containing two acts concerning British shipping. The first of these is entitled "An Act for enabling the British merchants to recover their debts from the citizens of this Commonwealth." The second, the text of which comprises three full pages, is entitled "A bill intitutled An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly concerning naval officers and ascertaining their fees and duties payable on goods imported into this state." All three are very rare and known in only a handful of copies. EVANS 18858, 19348. ESTC W14111, W14156, W38640. BRISTOL B2611. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44826.

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        TA., Schloß, "le cháteau de Coblence du coté du Rhin".

      - Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1785, 17,3 x 28 Seltenes Blatt. - Zeigt die Rheinseite des Schlosses.

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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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        Globe Aerostatique de Mrs Charles et Robert au moment de leurs depart du Jardin des Thuilleries le premier Decembre 1783

      Paris, Basset, um 1785. - altkolorierter Guckkastenblatt-Kupferstich von ca. 1785 - Abbildung der ersten Fahrt eines bemannten Gasballons am 1. Dezember 1783 - "Cette piece es une des plus interessantes dans la genre. Elle se fait de plus en plus rare." (D) - Blattmasse: ca. 41 x 33 cm - gut erhalten Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Neueste Reisebeschreibungen und Entdeckungen des fünfthen Welttheils welche sowohl in Gesellschaft der Herren Esq. J. Bancks und Dr. Solander als nachher unternommen worden. Zweyter Band. / Reise eines französischen Offiziers durch die barbarischen Staaten Marokko, Algier, Tunis und Tripolis.

      Christoph Weigel und Schneiderischen Kunst- und Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Leipzig 1785 - 2 Bände in einem. Vorliegende Ausgabe folgt der in Paris 1783 herausgekommenen Ausgabe: Nouveauy voyage à la mer du Sud. Mit 5 Kupfern und gestochenem Titelblatt. 8°, 4 Bl., 142 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeige / 1 ausklappbare Karte, 112 S., roter Farbschnitt, Original-Halblederband mit Rückenschildchen. Angebunden: Reise eines französischen Offiziers. 8°, 112 S. (Bibliothek der neuesten Reisebeschreibungen, 7. Band, erste Abteilung, 7. Band, andere Abteilung). Mit folgenden Kupfern: Takury, ein Neuseeländischer Befehlshaber / eine neuseeländische Frau / ein Neuseeländisches Mädgen / Tracht der Neuseeländer / Karte von dem noerdlichen Theile Africas, welche die Koenigreiche Tripolis, Tunis, Algier, Fez und Maroco enthält, von Herrn Bonne Ing. Lang: deutsch 800 g. Einband beschabt und bestoßen, fünf Seiten etwas fleckig, 1 Seite alt hinterlegt, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Neujahrsblatt der Music-Gesellschaft ab dem Music-Saal auf der Teutschen Schul in Zürich, Nr. 25/1737 - 1812 (die letzte erschienene Nr.) (ohne die Nr. 49/1761, Nr. 65/1777 und Nr. 67/1779; zus. 73 Nr.).

      Zürich, ab : gedruckt bei David Bürkli, 1737 - 1812 1785 - 8° bzw. Gr.8° (ab 1780 - 1804: Quer-8°), meist 4 (tlw. bis 9) Bl., jeweils mit gestochener Taf. (tlw. auf erstem Bl.; nach Johann Heinrich Freytag, J. R. Füssli oder J. R. Holzhalb), Noten, Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen, Tlw. staubrandig, tlw. min. stockfl. (vereinzelte Nr. stärker), tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig; allg. gutes Ex. - Ohne die Nr. 49, 65 und 67. Rohr, S. 86 f. - Die 1679 gegründete Gesellschaft, die sich vor allem mit geistlicher Musik beschäftigte, begann 1713 Neujahrsstücke herauszugeben, die bis 1812 erschienen sind. Darauf hat sich die Gesellschaft mit der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft vereinigt. 1600 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - ZürichGeschichte - 18 Jht.Musik - Klassik

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        Apparato cronologico agli annali del regno di Napoli dalla mezzana età.

      Naples, Stamperia Simoniana, 1785. - 4to. XVI, 428 pp. Contemp. vellum with giltstamped title to spine. First edition of this manual of the early mediaeval history of Naples, then the "Ducatus Neapolitanus". Contains an introductory chapter on the various systems of dating history, including a section "dell' Egira di Maometto." - Somewhat brownstained throughout. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. Graesse IV, 492 (note). OCLC 13014050. Cf. Olschki (Choix) 20771 (1851 Spoleto reprint).

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        Code de l'orfèvrerie ou recueil et abrégé chronologique des principaux règlements concernant les droits de marque & de contrôle sur les ouvrages d'or & d'argent; auquel on a joint les statuts des orfèvres, tireurs, batteurs & autres qui emploient & travaillent l'or & l'argent. Avec une table raisonnée de matières dans laquelle se trouvent quelques régiments omis au recueil, ou rendus nouvellement. Suivi d'un commentaire sur l'ordonnance du mois de juin 1680, au titre des droits de marque sur les fers, acier & mines de fer.

      A Paris, chez Knapen, 1785. - In-4, reliure d l'époque, pleine bancale fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs, caissons fleuronnés dorés, pièce détire fauve, coupes filetées; tranches rouges, 604-40p, bandeau sur bois gravé par Bernard en tête de l'introduction, daté de 1781. Gardes renouvelées, traces de restaurations anciennes, mors fendillés, sans atteinte à la solidité de la reliure, l'intérieur est frais, sans rousseurs, très bon ex. POULAIN DE VIEVILLE était avocat au présidial, docteur de l'Université d'Orléans, auteur du Nouveau code de tailles, publié en 1723. Le recensement qu'il a effectué dans cet ouvrage RARE donne chronologiquement, le sédts, déclarations, arrêts d la cour des monnaies, du conseil et lettre patentes promulguées depuis octobre 1631 jusqu'en 1784. Il donne à la fin une table raisonnée des matières particulièrement facile d'usage. Réf. bibliographiques : BRBIER I-622 - ANDRE VII-5570. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reize van De la Pérouse, in de jaaren 1785, 1786, 1787, en 1788. Met platen en kaarten. Naar het Fransch door Mr. Joannes van der Linden.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1801-1804. 3 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of La Pérouse by Vinkeles, an engraved folding chart (46 x 56 cm) showing the route of L'Astrolabe and La Bousole , and 7 folding engraved plates by A. Zurcher. 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Ferguson 334; Forbes 330; Howgego L20; Saalmink, p. 1090; not in Hill; Kroepelien. First edition of the Dutch translation of La Pérouse's important Pacific voyage. La Pérouse commanded an ambitious scientific expedition to the Pacific with the objective to establish trade contacts and to explore territories left uncharted by Cook. Fitted out with two ships, L'Astrolabe and La Bousole, the expedition sailed from Brest in August 1785. They called at Chile, Hawaii, Alaska, Macao, Manila, Terney, Kamchatka, Samoa and Tonga, reaching Botany Bay (Australia) in January 1788. La Pérouse weighed anchor in March of the same year. He sailed north into the Pacific and was never seen again. Some 40 years later Peter Dillon discovered the wreckage of his ships off Vanikoro. La Pérouse was the first European to visit the island of Maui (part of the Hawaiian Islands) and he filled the last remaining gaps in the charts of the Sea of Japan and the Strait of Tartary. Without the often lacking errata leaf in volume 2. A few occasional stains, some minor wear to the extremities of the plates and one of the plates has a fold restored; still a good copy. Binding recased, keeping the original endpapers, and some restorations to the head of the spine.

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        Mémoire couronné le 25 août 1784 par l'Académie Royale des sciences, belle-lettres et arts de Bordeaux, sur cette question : Quel seroit le meilleur procédé pour conserver , le plus long-temps possible, ou en grain ou en farine, les Maïs ou Blé de Turquie

      1785 - de 164, IV, (2) pages et 1 Bordeaux, Arnaud-Antoine Pallandre, 1785, in-4, de 164, IV, (2) pages et 1 planches, exemplaire broché, sous couverture muette, Première édition, "introuvable", selon Oberlé (Les Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus, p. 459, n°815). Inconnu de Vicaire, Bitting et Simon. Un avertissement à la seconde édition (publié en 1812 à Paris par l'Imprimerie Impériale) précise que la première édition de Bordeaux fut tirée à un si petit nombre d'exemplaires qu'il n'a pas été possible de les mettre en vente. "Outre la description de la plante, des différentes espèces, de sa culture, de ses maladies, de sa récolte et des boissons au maïs : bière, chiccha., des recettes de cuisine : maïs grillé, frit, confit au vinaigre, bouilli, en potage, en semoule, en vermicelle, en biscuit de mer. Recette de polenta, de cruchade, de gaudes (à la courge, à la pomme de terre), de galette, de gâteaux, de pain (plusieurs recettes pain de maïs simple ou mélangés), terrines. La recette de la polenta est très complète." (Oberlé, 815). Pour l'édition originale bordelaise, le texte de 1874 fut augmenté des nouveaux travaux de Parmentier de 1785, et alors que la version imprimée aurait dû contenir la première partie du mémoire qui avait concouru au côté de Parmentier, celui d'Amoureux, comme il avait été prévu dans le programme du 25 août 1784, ce dernier refusa, ayant été déçu de ne voir imprimer qu'une partie de son travail. Très bon exemplaire. Oberlé, n° 815 ; et Michel Bertrand, "Parmentier : un pharmacien illustre (1737-1813)", 1987, p. 115-118 et 278-282. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sarasa zufu [trans.: Pictorial Record of Foreign Designs].

      54 full-page woodcuts. 46 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. blind-stamped decorated wrappers, orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: Inaba, 1785. Second edition (1st ed.: 1781, an impossibly rare book). In the 17th and 18th centuries, there was an active trade between India and Japan, importing Indian "sarasa" chintz -- a highly glazed printed calico -- from the Coromandel coast to the island nation. Manuals were produced in Japan with color directives to encourage Japanese textile printers to copy the Indian designs. In this manual, the author describes the complicated technique in which colors are fixed on the surface of cotton with woodblock mordant stamping. Endless varieties of vegetable, animal, and mineral pigments were employed. The illustrations present what seems to be the infinite variety of possible designs. For each design, there are marginal printed notes regarding name of the pattern, intended colors, and fabric. Fine copy. .

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        Joel Propheta. Picta in fornice Sacelli Vaticani (vulgo) la Sistina. Or.-Kupferstich von Giovanni Volpato nach Michelangelo Buonarotti.

      Rom, ca., 1785. Professionell und staubdicht gerahmter Kupferstich auf Velin. Plattenrand trotz Passepartout sichtbar. Wohl mit Rand. Rahmen mit Goldpapier. 53 x 38 cm (Plattenrand). Schöner kräftiger Druck. Papier leicht gebräunt und sehr leicht fleckig. Das Goldpapier am Rahmen hat sich stellenweise abgelöst bzw. an den Eckenkleinteilig abgerissen.Insgesamt guter Eindruck. Giovanni Volpato (1735, Bassano del Grappa - 1803, Rome) ist einer der bekanntesten Kupferstecher in Italien im 18. Jahrhundert. Er gründete in Rom eine Kupferstecher-Schule aus der auch Raphael Morghen hervorging. Seltener Druck. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        DESCRIPTION GÉNÉRALE DE LA CHINE, ou Tableau de l'état actuel de cet empire.

      1785 - Paris, Moutard, 1785. Fort volume in-quarto (202 X 256) demi-basane vert lierre, dos cinq nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, caissons dorés ornés d'un fleuron central, dentelle dorée en queue (reliure légèrement postérieure) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 798 pages. Ex-libris manuscrit ancien «D'Assézat » sur le titre et sur le dernier feuillet. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet «ouvrage estimé » (Cordier). Il forme, en tant que volume de supplément, le tome treizième et dernier de la monumentale "Histoire Générale de la Chine" du Père de Mailla, parue de 1777 à 1783. Entièrement rédigé par le père jésuite et sinologue Jean-Baptiste GROSIER (1743-1823), cet ouvrage passe en revue les lois, les moeurs, les coutumes, les sciences et les arts de la Chine. Ce volume eut le plus grand succès et est reconnu à l'époque comme le plus complet, le plus instructif et le meilleur que l'on possède sur la Chine. (Cordier, "Bibliotheca Sinica", I, 60 - Sommervogel, III, 1858-4). Exemplaire ayant appartenu à un membre de la famille d'Assézat, célèbre à Toulouse pour avoir fait fortune grâce au commerce du pastel. SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE, frais et bien relié. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Elémens de Minéralogie.

      - Traduit de l'Anglois par M. Gibelin. Paris, chez Cuchet, 1785. 8vo. pp. xlviii, 432. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered label. Ward & Carozzi 1264. First French edition of this well-known work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Autograph Letters Signed to Terrasson Brothers, and Barthelemy Terrasson, Franco-American bankers and entrepreneurs in Philadelphia, from Pointe du Grand Kanhaway, New York, and George¿s Creek, Pennsylvania, 1785-1786

      - folio and quarto, three letters, 9 pages, plus integral address leaves, old folds, last letter heavily damp-stained, and with old tape repairs, else in good legible condition. In these letters, two of which were written from the western frontier, in western Virginia and Pennsylvania, Savary, who could not write in English, and had come to America as agent of a French creditor of the state of Virginia, details his western land speculations in partnership with Albert Gallatin1, an adventurous Harvard instructor and future Secretary of the Treasury, who had immigrated from his native Switzerland in 1780. Having purchased 120,000 acres of western Virginia land in the Ohio River valley, mostly along the Great Kanawha, in the spring of 1784, the two young men went to Pittsburg to organize a party of experienced scouts and woodsmen for an expedition to inspect their holdings, establishing a base of operations on a 300 acre farm at Georges Creek, which flowed into the Monongahela River. (There Gallatin had a chance meeting with a visiting General George Washington, who he first nearly insulted and then impressed). In May 1785 Savary and Gallatin, in the company of 15 hired guides, hunters and surveyors, set out by boat down the Monongahela, stopping each night to camp in tents on the river bank. On June 8, the party reached the mouth of Sandy Creek, a branch of the Ohio River, where they built a log cabin for what they hoped would be a permanent settlement. In July, leaving Savary there in command of the main party, Gallatin set out with several of the men in canoes for a four-week expedition of surveying and exploration. It was during his absence that Savary, writing to his ¿dear friend¿ Terrasson, described what had transpired while he was ¿waiting for Gallatin¿ to return from his ¿operations¿. While offering ¿Propositions de commerce¿ to the ¿Shavanaeze¿ (Shawnee) Indians, an officer and several of his men had been wounded in an Indian ¿embuscade¿ some 30 miles from Savary¿s cabin. It was with pleasure that a frightened Savary welcomed the arrival of a Colonel Lewis2, accompanied by 6 ¿sauvages¿, after being taken prisoner by three Cherokee and three Mingo Indians. Savary and his men soon fled their encampment for the small settlement of Point Pleasant, where Savary, learning of their plight, joined him on August 18 ¿ nine days after the first of these letters was written. There they found other refugee surveyors, sick and dying, and the partners suspended operations for the season and headed back to Georges Creek, tramping, nearly starved, through uncharted forests because they feared hostile Indians who might be lurking along the river banks. News reports reached Philadelphia that Gallatin had been killed by Indians, but he, in fact reached his farm safe and sound. The next two letters were written the following year, after Gallatin had purchased another 400 acres at Georges Creek, where he made his home. Savary, describes their complicated business dealings with Colonel Stephan Moylan, former aide to Washington, who commanded the Pennsylvania Dragoons, and with a Swiss entrepreneur in Philadelphia, Nicholas DuBey, who bought some of their lands along the Kanawha (adjacent to holdings of George Washington, who later wrote DuBey that he could not offer advice about the quality of those lands, with which he had ¿little connection¿). Savary was by then fed up with his dealings with the various state governments which were still loosely connected in a falling out and in the 1790s, Gallatin went off on new land speculations of his own ¿ while embarking on the illustrious political career that would make him United States Senator from Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson¿s and James Madison¿s Secretary of the Treasury, and American Ambassador to post-Napoleonic France and England. 1. American National Biography, vol. 8, pp., 639-642 2. Colonel Andrew Lewis

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        Principes économiques de Louis XII et du cardinal d'Amboise, de Henri IV et du duc de Sully, sur l'administration des Finances, opposés aux systèmes des docteurs modernes.

      - S.l. (Paris), 1785. In-8, pleine percaline beige, (2) f. de faux-titre et titre, 95, (1) p. non rogné. Edition originale de ce texte théorique fondamental, par lequel l’abbé Baudeau entreprend de diffuser la doctrine physiocratique. Prenant prétexte d'une réfutation de Necker, assimilé aux "modernes", il recherche dans la "sagesse d'autrefois" les origines des grands principes économiques fondés sur un "ordre naturel" conforme aux idéaux physiocratiques: défense de l'agriculture comme moteur du développement, études sur les six classes de la société et moyens de les réunir en une communion d’intérêt, théorie de la juste répartition entre producteurs et propriétaires, "ordre essentiel des sociétés", projet de réforme fiscale illustré de statistiques, gestion de la dette publique, démographie, liberté des échanges, etc. (A. Clément, 'Baudeau', p. 380. Einaudi, 350. Goldsmiths, 12976. Higgs, 6420. INED, 293. Kress, B.817). Bon exemplaire entièrement non rogné à toutes marges (206 x 136 mm). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In Commemoration of Handel. Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund

      Sold by T. Payne and Son. and G. Robinson [January 8] 1785, London - First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett p. 47. Cortot, p. 42. Eitner II, p. 246. RISM BVI, p. 191. "[Burney] suggested and was entrusted with the preparation of a book giving an account of it [the Handel commemoration of 1784], preceded by a life of Handel. As a professional man, however, he was astonished to discover he was expected to do this without recompense. The Handel commemoration volume caused its author much concern and distracted him from his History, yet it has served posterity well." The New Grove, Vol. 3, pp. 489-491.Joah Bates (1740-1799), conductor, organist and concert organizer, was "a fierce champion of Baroque music and particularly of Handel's work." The New Grove, Vol. II, p. 284. Quarto. 18th century tree calf. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), [iii- viii] (dedication, contents), [i]-xvi (preface), 8, 8, 9-20, 19-24, 21-56, 21, [i] (blank) pp., 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [25]-41, [i] (blank), 2 ff. (section title, list), [45]-70, 1f. (section title), pp. 73- 90, 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [93]-107, [i] (blank), 1f. (section title), pp. 111-139, [ii] (advertisement, errata) pp. + 7 numbered plates engraved by Delattre, Bartolozzi, Haward, Spilsbury and Collyer after Burney, Cipriani and Smirk, with the "Plan of the Orchestra and Disposition of the Band" naming J. Bates as conductor. ProvenanceFrom the collection of Jenny Llind's husband, the pianist, composer, and conductor Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907), with his autograph signature to verso of free front endpaper; early bookplate of "The Honble. Stuart Wortley" and later ownership markings to front pastedown. Binding slightly worn and scuffed; rebacked and recornered. Slightly browned, more heavily to some leaves; frontispiece and numbered plates with minor to moderate foxing. An attractive, wide-margined copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MOSHI HINBUTSU ZUKO: ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON THINGS IN THE BOOK OF ODES. An Illu

      Kyoto 1785 Kitamura. Blue stitched wrs., 7 vols. bound in 3,. covers rubbed, no labels, 25+10+23+20+12+11+8 double pages,. ca.100 woodcut illustrations, no worming, contents clean,. solid, nicely done, 18 x 25 cm. FIRST EDITION R A R E. A CHARMING ILLUSTRATED BOTANICAL & NATURAL HISTORY A valuable illustrated reference on botany: pharmacopoeia, zoology, entomology, ichthyology, ornithology &c. Almost every page is illustrated with adjacent descriptive Japanese text. * Each example is named with both Japanese and Chinese, sounds reading. The first two volumes concern herbs and pharmacopoeia. * A large percent of the plants have been used for centuries in both China and Japan. Therefore, their identification has been always been valuable information to both physicians and lay people. * THE CONTENTS: Vols.1 & 2: herbs: water plants, ferns, bamboo, grasses, iris, cannabis sativa [marijuana/hemp], lotus, horse hair, cat tails, gourds, welsh onion, bamboo shoots, wheat &c. * Vol. 3 herbs & trees * Vol. 4 birds * Vol. 5 warm blooded quadrupeds * Vol. 6 insects, arachnidan & reptiles * Vol. 7 fish and reptiles. Complete in 7 volumes. *** This book was done after the famous and Chinese classic the Book of Odes, to show the kinds of things found in nature which were of use to man. * The Chinese found medicinal properties in most living things and used them for treatment of medical illness. This book is a basic guide to the plants and animals for that use. It was common practice for Japanese of this period to import Chinese and Korean ideas, books and knowledge. * The current example shows the very ancient and honorable tradition of keeping and respecting ancient Chinese classics for valuable and useful references. * Nicely illustrated, by Yuhosai Kunio active [1752-1785], author: Oka [1737-1786]. * EDITION: This is the FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this book. * CONDITION: A bright & clean copy, woodblock printed by hand on hand-made Washi mulberry paper. * BINDING VARIATION: The book was bound in a number of formats: 7 volumes; 7 volumes in 3; 7 volumes in 1. ***** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS...p.461, item #1078 for complete bibliographic details. * H. Bartlett: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING, p.506, exhibit 77 & illustrated in figure 71. * KSM [honzo] 7-696-2 * Kraft vol.2,no.361. ***** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        L'IMPERO DEL GIAPON: Diviso in Sette Princiapli Parti Cioe Ochio Quanto Jetsegen

      Venezia 1785, Zatta. Single sheet map, center folded, very. clean, minor center tone line, original hand color outline,. 36.5 x 47.5 cm., white, clean, laid paper. R A R E. A SUPERB EARLY COPPER-ETCHED HAND-COLORED MAP OF ALL JAPAN A superb map of all of Japan, from Hokkaido at the far north, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu at the extreme south, with a small tip of the Korean peninsula to the extreme West. Includes several smaller islands just below the "Golfo di Jedo." With a very nice decorative hand-colored cartouche in the upper left corner. Superb and clean impression, the engraving shows details of rivers, mountains, towns, cities, provinces and seas, with a Italian mile scale chart. * THE CARTOGRAPHER: Antonio Zatta [flourished 1757-97]. Great addition to any library, suitable for framing and display. This map was apparently extracted from the celebrated 4 volume atlas published in Venice 1779-85 with title: ATLANTE NOVISSIMO, ILLUSTRATO ED ACCRESCIUTO SULLE OSSERVAZIONI, E SCOPERTE DAI PIU' CELEBRI E PIU' RECENTI GEOGRAFI...PRESSO ANTONIO ZATTA. Atlante Novissimo. **** REFERENCES: Tony Campbell: JAPAN: European Printed Maps to 1800, item 77, illustrated as plate 27. * Hugh Cortazzi: ISLES OF GOLD: ANTIQUE MAPS OF JAPAN: p.50 citing this map and Zatta. * Lutz Walter: JAPAN A CARTOGRAPHIC VISION: Early Printed Maps From the Early 16th to the 19th Century: pp. 16, 46 and on p. 225 this map is cited as his 'oag' number 119 from the LIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF JAPAN BEFORE 1800 index * R.V. Tooley: MAPS AND MAP-MAKERS: see several listings for Zatta. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The holy bible, containing The Old Testament and the new: Translated out of the original tongues, and With the former translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By his majesty's Special Command

      Oxford: Printed at the clarendon press, by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, printers to the University, 1785. [504]ff. [Bound after:] [LITURGY - English]. The book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, According to the Use of The Church of England; together with The psalter, or psalms of david, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. Oxford. Printed at the Clarendon Press, By W. Jackson and A. Hamilton..., 1782. [56]ff. [And before:] [PSALTER - English]. STERNHOLD, Thomas. HOPKINS, John. The whole book of psalms, collected into english metre...conferred with the hebrew... Oxford. Printed at the clarendon press, By W. Jackson and A. Hamilton..., 1784. [40]ff. Finely bound together in two contemporary red crushed morocco volumes, gilt, gilt greek-key border to boards. Marbled endpapers. A.E.G. Armorial bookplates of the Bute/Mount Stuart family (motto 'Avito viret honore') to each FEP. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, joints, spines slightly creased. A handsome pair. Bible: ESTC T95051, Herbert 1304. Liturgy: ESTC T88792. Griffith 1782:3. Psalter: ESTC T88800.. 8vo.

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        Clarisse harlowe

      Première édition in-8, illustrée de 21 figures de Chodowiecki et d'un portrait au frontispice par Pujos. Tirage des figures avant la lettre.bindings en pleine basane blonde marbrée. spine lisses ornés de 4 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin havane, et de tomaison en basane noire. Un manque en tête du tome I. Chez Paul Barde A Genève 1785 Fort in-8 (12,5x20,7cm) lj (1bc.) 515pp. et (4) 527pp. et (4) 537pp. et (4) 512pp. et 543pp. et 560pp. et 559pp. et 531pp. et 557pp. et 464pp. 10 tomes en 10 volumes reliés

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        The Adventures Of the Six princesses Of Babylon, In their travels to the Temple of Virtue: An Allegory.

      Dedicated, by permission, To Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary. London: Printed for the author, by T. Bensley; And sold by J. Buckland, Pater-noster -Ro w [sic], J. Pridden, Fleet Street; and by the author, At A. Perfetia?'s, No. 91, Wimpole-street, Cavendish-square, 1785. Cr.4to format, not watermarked (24cms tall); half-title not present; dedication, author?'s note, List of Subscribers, and Introduction follow title leaf; pp.[iii] - xxxi+[i (blank)]+131+[i (blank)]; A3 (ex 4), b - e2, f, A - I, K - Q4, R2; old brown fine-diaper binder?'s cloth, leather lettering-piece on spine; a.e. brown; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of front joint cracked, but holding on the tapes, and no cracking to the end-papers; old tissued repairs to blank inner margin of title leaf, and crease to final leaf of text; piece chipped from blank upper inner corner of M1; small hole at extreme upper margin of N3 repaired with matching paper; some foxing passim, and some light embrowning, chiefly marginal; in general a very good copy, nonetheless. Signed by the author at end of text. Despite her name not appearing on the title-page, the volume was not in any case issued anonymously, since her name appears printed at the end of the dedication. Lucy Peacock?'s first book, a juvenile, written at an early age, and loosely based upon Spenser?'s ?'Fairy Queen?'. There are five issues of the 1785 printing, this 4to issue with the dedication notice on the title-page being apparently the scarcest. The text was reprinted in 1786, subsequent editions to that being revised. A bookseller who came to have a shop in Oxford Street, her later works were published by Newbery and Harris. The present title was originally issued stabbed: and hence presumably in wrappers. ESTC T300068; NCBEL, 2: 1007; Block, p.180, Raven & Forster, 1785:40. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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