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        Lutteurs, ou amusement pastoral sur le grand Scheidek, Canton de Berne.

      (Basle, J.P. Lamy), fin XVIIIe s., - 15.5 x 11.5 cm, aquatinte coloriée à la main (gouachée), encadrement au trait noir, sur papier gris/noir / Kolorierte Aquatinta mit guachiertem Blattrand, 1 feuille. Boucher et marchand de bétail à Zurich, Hess devint secrétaire de la corporation du Bélier (1785) et son représentant au Grand Conseil (1790). Il abandonna son métier pour se vouer entièrement à la peinture de paysage. Elève de Heinrich Wüest vers 1778, il fut soutenu de manière décisive par Salomon Gessner dès 1784. Au cours des voyages qu'il entreprit dès 1781, Hess prit conscience de la majesté des Alpes suisses; en 1794, il séjourna à Rome. Il peignit principalement des paysages de montagne idéalisés en technique mixte sur papier foncé. Ses tableaux révèlent une personnalité intensément attachée à la nature et font de lui un précurseur majeur, après Caspar Wolf, de la peinture alpestre descriptive préromantique (DHS).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. N. Rasmo, Die Alpen in der Malerei, 1981, 127, 316.

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        La Folle Journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro, Comédie en cinq Actes, en Prose. Représentée pour la première fois par les Comédiens Français ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 27 Avril 1784. [Libretto]

      Chez les Libraires que vendent les Nouveautés, Paris 1785 - First Edition, early issue, published in the same year as the first edition and pre-dating the first performance of the opera in May of 1786. Scarce. Cordier: Bibliographie des oeuvres de Beaumarchais no. 128.Le Nozze di Figaro, an opera buffa in four acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte after Beaumarchais’ play La folle journée, ou Le mariage de Figaro, was first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on May 1, 1786.Beaumarchais was harp teacher to the daughters of Louis XV. "[He] successfully included Baudron's storm music as a prelude to Act 4 of Le barbier, and, alongside continued use of vaudeville tunes in Le mariage de Figaro. stretched Comédie Française conventions by introducing a whole scene of dance, song and mime for the 'coronation' of Suzanne with the bride's head-dress. As if to vindicate Beaumarchais's musical instinct, Le barbier de Séville attracted settings by Benda, Paisiello, Isouard and Rossini, while the Mozart-Da Ponte collaboration in Le nozze di Figaro proved just how much of the original play was translatable into music." Rudolph Angermüller in Grove Music Online. Octavo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. 1f. (title), [iii]-xl (Préface), ]xli]-xliv ("Caracteres & habillemens de la Piece."), [1] (secondary title), [2] ("Personnages."), [3]-152 pp. With named cast list including Molé as Count Almaviva, d'Azincourt as Figaro and Mlle. Contat as Suzanne. In a custom-made beige linen clamshell box with printed title label to spine.Publisher's decorative woodcut device to title and woodcut pictorial headpiece to "Acte Premier." With a printed note to the foot of p. 152: "Achevé d'imprimer pour la premiere fois, le 28 Février 1785." Wrappers worn and partially detached, spine lacking. Light foxing and some staining; manuscript annotations in ink to front free endpapers, foot of title, and occasionally throughout; some minor wear. A very good, uncut copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Charte von dem Fürstenthume Weimar., Nach astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen, geometrischen Messungen und andere Hülfsmitteln und Nachrichten entworfen.

      (Nürnberg, Hohmann ?), o. J. (um 1785). - Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte bestehend aus 2 auf Lwd. aufgezogenen Bll. mit jeweils 4 Segmenten. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen und detaillierten Karte des Fürstentums Weimar. - "Franz Ludwig Güssefeld (1744 - 1808) zeigte schon als Knabe Zeichentalent und Interesse für Landkarten und Geographie. Er wurde Schüler bei dem Baudirektor Hahn in Königsberg, arbeitete unter dessen und J. J. Petris Leitung an der Vermessung und Trokkenlegung des Netzebruches. Da eine Anstellung beim preußischen Geniekorps nicht gelang, ging er in sachsen-weimarer Dienste und wurde hier Forstrat. – Eine 1773 aufgrund früherer Aufzeichnungen gefertigte Karte der Provinz Brandenburg brachte ihm die Bekanntschaft A. Büschings, der ihn fortan mit geographischen Nachrichten versorgte. Die Karte erschien bei Homanns Erben. Güssefelds Mitarbeit wurde für diesen einst berühmten, jedoch infolge ungeeigneter Leitung und örtlicher Verlegung auf einen Tiefstand gelangten Verlag von ausschlaggebender Bedeutung; denn nach der Karte von Brandenburg, – nach Sydow `das erste nennenswerte (preußische) Kartenwerk, das publiziert worden ist`, – folgten in den nächsten Jahren mehr als 100 Güssefeld-Karten. Sie alle zeichnen sich durch besondere Exaktheit, intensive Verarbeitung geographischer Nachrichten, Berücksichtigung astronomischer und mathematischer Daten und bemerkenswert korrekte Orthographie aus. So gehörte Güssefeld zu den angesehensten und produktivsten Karthographen der 2. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts für den deutschen Raum" (NDB VII, 289). - Dargestellt ist das Gebiet von Saalfeld an der Saale bis Allstedt. - Leicht gebräunt. Verso mit hs. Beschriftungsschildchen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 700 Ca. 88 cm x 60,5 cm. In Pp.-Schuber der Zeit mit hs. Deckelschild (bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stadtplan ('Plano Del La Plaza Y Ciudad De Santo Domingo, Capital De La Isla Espanola').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, 1785, 30 x 39,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 170. Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare plan in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Sammelband - Volume with seven (7) separate works bound together - [Early Dublin Printing]. The volume contains: I. Augustus Kotzebue - The Corsicans - A Drama, In Four Acts. Dublin, Burnside, 1799. 97 pages. / II. John O'Keefe - Modern Antiques or The Merry Mourners, A Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1792. 39 pages / III. Mr. Pearce - Hartford Bridge, or The Skirts of The Camp, An Operatic Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1793. 47 pages. / IV. John O'Keefe - Patrick In Prussia or Love in a Camp, a Comic Opera in Two Acts. Dublin, Perrin, 1786. 35 pages. / V. John O'Keefe - The Little Hunch-Back or A Frolic in Bagdad, a Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Chamberlaine and others, 1790. 67 pages. / VI. Frederick Pilon - Barataria or Sancho Turn'd

      Dublin, 1785 - Dublin, 1785-1799. 17.7 x 11cm. Pagination. The fragile volume in a world class recent Solander Box by George Bayntun, Bath (half calf with paper covered boards). Binding nearly splt at spine. Needs repair. All works inside in excellent condition. Exlibris of Richard Buxton on pastedown. PILON, FREDERICK (1750–1788), actor and dramatist, was born in Cork in 1750. After receiving a fairly good education in his native city, he was sent to Edinburgh University to study medicine, but he took to the stage instead. He first appeared at the Edinburgh Theatre as Oroonoko, but with small success, and consequently joined an inferior strolling company, with which he remained for some years. He finally drifted to London, where Griffin the bookseller employed him on the ‘Morning Post.’ After Griffin's death had deprived him of this position, he seems to have worked as an obscure literary hack until he began to write for the stage. He was soon employed with some regularity at Covent Garden Theatre. There, on 4 Nov. 1778, ‘The Invasion, or a Trip to Brighthelmstone’—‘a moderate farce,’ according to Genest—was performed, with Lee Lewis in the chief part (Cameleon) on 4 Nov. 1778. It was repeated twenty-four times during the season, and was several times revived. ‘The Liverpool Prize’ followed at the same theatre on 22 Feb. 1779, with Quick in the chief part. ‘Illumination, or the Glazier's Conspiracy,’ a prelude, suggested by the illuminations on Admiral Keppel's acquittal, was acted on 12 April 1779 for Lee Lewis's benefit. ‘The Device, or the Deaf Doctor,’ when first produced on 27 Sept. 1779, met with great opposition, but, revived with alteration as ‘The Deaf Lover,’ on 2 Feb. 1780, it achieved some success; ‘The Siege of Gibraltar,’ a musical farce (25 April 1780), celebrated Rodney's victory; ‘The Humours of an Election,’ a farce (19 Oct. 1780), satirised electoral corruption; ‘Thelyphthora, or more Wives than One,’ a farce, satirising the work of the name by Martin Madan [q. v.], was produced on 8 March 1781, and was damned the second night; ‘Aerostation, or the Templar's Stratagem’ (29 Oct. 1784), dealt with the rage of the day for balloons; ‘Barataria, or Sancho turned Governor’ (29 March 1785), was adapted from D'Urfey. Meanwhile Pilon deserted Covent Garden for Drury Lane, where he produced, on 18 May 1782, ‘The Fair American,’ a comic opera, which was not very skilfully plagiarised from the ‘Adventures of Five Hours.’ Pilon's last piece, a comedy, ‘He would be a Soldier,’ after being rejected by Colman, was performed at Covent Garden on 18 Nov. 1786, and achieved considerable success. In 1787 Pilon married a Miss Drury of Kingston, Surrey; he died at Lambeth on 17 Jan. 1788. His pieces were clever, if of ephemeral interest. Besides the plays mentioned, all of which he published, Pilon issued ‘The Drama,’ an anonymous poem, 1775, and ‘An Essay on the Character of Hamlet as performed by Mr. Henderson’ (anonymous), 8vo, London, 1785 ? An edition of G. A. Stevens's ‘Essay on Heads’ appeared in 1785, with additions by Pilon. (DNB - Dictionary of National Biography - Article by David James O'Donoghue) __________________________________________ John O'Keeffe (June 24, 1747 – February 4, 1833) was an Irish actor and dramatist. He wrote a number of farces and amusing dramatic pieces, many of which had great success. Among these are Tony Lumpkin in Town (1778), Wild Oats (1791), Love in a Camp, and Omai (1785), an account of the voyages of the Tahitian explorer Omai. O'Keeffe was born in Dublin in 1747 to Roman Catholic parents and was educated by the Jesuits. After showing a talent for drawing he studied art at an Academy in Dublin, but grew increasingly more interested in the theatre. After a two-year trip to London, where he became an admirer of David Garrick, he settled on a career as an actor and playwright. O'Keeffe wrote his first play The She Gallant when he was twenty, and it was performed in Dublin at the Smock Alley Theatre. In 1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Phantasiearchitektur, umgeben von Bäumen, im Vordergrund ein Gewässer, an dem ein Paar lagert.

      - Feder und Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert, über Bleistift, mit mehreren Tuschlinien umrandet, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Honig & Zoonen; unten mittig signiert und datiert „J.H. Meyer. fec. 1785.". 30:44,2 cm. Leicht knitterfaltig, zwei kleinere Einrisse im Unterrand hinterlegt. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Von Gessner bis Turner. Zeichnungen und Aquarelle von 1750-1850 im Kunsthaus Zürich Graphische Sammlung. Sammlungsheft 14. Zürich, 1988, 42 und 43, Abb. 39 und 40. „(Meyer) Besucht als Strumpfweber und dilettierender Künstler die 1773 gegründete Kunstschule und den Kunstsaal in Zürich. 1776 Reise nach Paris, durch Reisetagebuch und Vignetten dokumentiert. Die dadurch erwachte Leidenschaft für die Kunst führt in die Künstlerkreise um Salomon Gessner, J.M. Usteri und J.K. Lavater. Durch H. Lips Einführung in die Kupferstecherkunst. Gibt die Strunpfweberei 1781 auf und widmet sich ganz der Kunst. 1787 Mitgründer der Künstlergesellschaft in Zürich. Verfasst deren erste kleine Monographie (nicht veröffentlicht; Manuskript KHZ). Bezeichnend für seine liberale Auffassung von Kunst ist sein Eintreten für eine breite Öffentlichkeit, für Kunstschulen, Geschmacksbildung und Kritik. Mit Ludwig Hess bereist er im Sommer einzelne Täler in der Schweiz und veröffentlicht die Ansichten in Malerische Reise in die italienische Schweiz, 1793 und im Helvetischen Almanach. 1796 verfasst er die Biographie von Heinrich Freudweiler und 1800 von Ludwig Hess, denen weitere folgen. Der Nachlaß befindet sich im KHZ." (a.a.O.).

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        Sammelband - Volume with seven (7) separate works bound together - [Early Dublin Printing]. The volume contains: I. Augustus Kotzebue - The Corsicans - A Drama, In Four Acts. Dublin, Burnside, 1799. 97 pages. / II. John O'Keefe - Modern Antiques or The Merry Mourners, A Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1792. 39 pages / III. Mr. Pearce - Hartford Bridge, or The Skirts of The Camp, An Operatic Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1793. 47 pages. / IV. John O'Keefe - Patrick In Prussia or Love in a Camp, a Comic Opera in Two Acts. Dublin, Perrin, 1786. 35 pages. / V. John O'Keefe - The Little Hunch-Back or A Frolic in Bagdad, a Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Chamberlaine and others, 1790. 67 pages. / VI. Frederick Pilon - Barataria or Sancho Turn'd Governor, A Farce. Dublin, Wilkinson, Walker, White and others, 1785. 36 pages. / Thomas Hurlstone - Just In Time, A Comic Opera in Three Acts. Dublin, Wogan, Byrns, Moore, Jones and Rice, 1793. 69 pages. //

      Dublin, 1785-1799.. 17.7 x 11cm. Pagination. The fragile volume in a world class recent Solander Box by George Bayntun, Bath (half calf with paper covered boards). Binding nearly splt at spine. Needs repair. All works inside in excellent condition. Exlibris of Richard Buxton on pastedown.. PILON, FREDERICK (1750-1788), actor and dramatist, was born in Cork in 1750. After receiving a fairly good education in his native city, he was sent to Edinburgh University to study medicine, but he took to the stage instead. He first appeared at the Edinburgh Theatre as Oroonoko, but with small success, and consequently joined an inferior strolling company, with which he remained for some years. He finally drifted to London, where Griffin the bookseller employed him on the 'Morning Post.' After Griffin's death had deprived him of this position, he seems to have worked as an obscure literary hack until he began to write for the stage. He was soon employed with some regularity at Covent Garden Theatre. There, on 4 Nov. 1778, 'The Invasion, or a Trip to Brighthelmstone'-'a moderate farce,' according to Genest-was performed, with Lee Lewis in the chief part (Cameleon) on 4 Nov. 1778. It was repeated twenty-four times during the season, and was several times revived. 'The Liverpool Prize' followed at the same theatre on 22 Feb. 1779, with Quick in the chief part. 'Illumination, or the Glazier's Conspiracy,' a prelude, suggested by the illuminations on Admiral Keppel's acquittal, was acted on 12 April 1779 for Lee Lewis's benefit. 'The Device, or the Deaf Doctor,' when first produced on 27 Sept. 1779, met with great opposition, but, revived with alteration as 'The Deaf Lover,' on 2 Feb. 1780, it achieved some success; 'The Siege of Gibraltar,' a musical farce (25 April 1780), celebrated Rodney's victory; 'The Humours of an Election,' a farce (19 Oct. 1780), satirised electoral corruption; 'Thelyphthora, or more Wives than One,' a farce, satirising the work of the name by Martin Madan [q. v.], was produced on 8 March 1781, and was damned the second night; 'Aerostation, or the Templar's Stratagem' (29 Oct. 1784), dealt with the rage of the day for balloons; 'Barataria, or Sancho turned Governor' (29 March 1785), was adapted from D'Urfey. Meanwhile Pilon deserted Covent Garden for Drury Lane, where he produced, on 18 May 1782, 'The Fair American,' a comic opera, which was not very skilfully plagiarised from the 'Adventures of Five Hours.' Pilon's last piece, a comedy, 'He would be a Soldier,' after being rejected by Colman, was performed at Covent Garden on 18 Nov. 1786, and achieved considerable success. In 1787 Pilon married a Miss Drury of Kingston, Surrey; he died at Lambeth on 17 Jan. 1788. His pieces were clever, if of ephemeral interest. Besides the plays mentioned, all of which he published, Pilon issued 'The Drama,' an anonymous poem, 1775, and 'An Essay on the Character of Hamlet as performed by Mr. Henderson' (anonymous), 8vo, London, 1785 ? An edition of G. A. Stevens's 'Essay on Heads' appeared in 1785, with additions by Pilon. (DNB - Dictionary of National Biography - Article by David James O'Donoghue) __________________________________________ John O'Keeffe (June 24, 1747 - February 4, 1833) was an Irish actor and dramatist. He wrote a number of farces and amusing dramatic pieces, many of which had great success. Among these are Tony Lumpkin in Town (1778), Wild Oats (1791), Love in a Camp, and Omai (1785), an account of the voyages of the Tahitian explorer Omai. O'Keeffe was born in Dublin in 1747 to Roman Catholic parents and was educated by the Jesuits. After showing a talent for drawing he studied art at an Academy in Dublin, but grew increasingly more interested in the theatre. After a two-year trip to London, where he became an admirer of David Garrick, he settled on a career as an actor and playwright. O'Keeffe wrote his first play The She Gallant when he was twenty, and it was performed in Dublin at the Smock Alley Theatre. In 1774 O'Keeffe was married to Mary Heaphy. In 1777 O'Keefe moved to London. The following year he wrote Tony Lumpkin in Town a sequel to Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer and sent it to the manager of the Haymarket Theatre. The play was successfully produced, and O'Keefe regularly wrote for the Haymarket thereafter. Between 1782 and 1796 O'Keefe wrote around 28 plays and comic operas. The Poor Soldier (1783), a comic opera with words and lyrics by O'Keeffe and music by William Shield, was a musical farce about the lives of British soldiers returning home after the American War of Independence. O'Keeffe also wrote The Son-in-Law, Agreeable Surprise which includes the lyrical poem Amo, Amas, and Castle of Andalusia. O'Keefe had problems with his eyes ever since he had fallen into the River Liffey in his youth. From the mid-1770s O'Keefe increasingly lost his sight, and from 1781 his plays had to be dictated by him. In spite of this he was a prolific writer and was the most produced playwright in London in the last quarter of the 18th century. Some of his songs set to music by Arnold and Shield, such as I am a Friar of Orders Grey, and The Thorn, are still popular. In 1800 a benefit performance was staged for him at Covent Garden. In 1826 O'Keefe wrote his memoirs which covered his life experiences and various interactions with the leading artistic figures of his day. The memoirs were dictated to his daughter Adelaide O'Keefe (1776-1865) who oversaw their publication. The same year he was awarded a pension by George IV. He died in 1833 in Southampton and was buried there. In the 19th century the essayist William Hazlitt described O'Keeffe as the "English Moliere" observing "in light, careless laughter and pleasant exaggeration of the humorous, we have no equal to him". His Wild Oats has been revived in 1976, 1995 and 2012, by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic respectively. (Wikipedia) ______________________________________________ August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (3 May [O.S. 22 April] 1761 - 23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1819) was a German dramatist and writer who also worked as a consul in Russia and Germany. One of Kotzebue's books was burned during the Wartburg festival in 1817. He was murdered in 1819 by Karl Ludwig Sand, a militant member of the Burschenschaften. This murder gave Metternich the pretext to issue the Carlsbad Decrees of 1819, which dissolved the Burschenschaften, cracked down on the liberal press, and seriously restricted academic freedom in the states of the German Confederation. (Wikipedia) ______________________________________________

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        Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in que Ullustratur Singulare

      1785. Early Study of Ancient Greek Legislation Biagi, Clemente [1740-1804]. Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in que Illustratur Singula Decretum Atheniense ex Museo Equitis ac Senatoris Iacobi Nanii Veneti. Rome: Apud Antonium Fulgoni, 1785. lvi, 446 pp. Quarto (10-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter vellum over speckled boards, traces of early hand-lettered title to spine. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor stains, spine ends bumped, corners bumped and lightly worn. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces, copperplate title vignette, copperplate leaf (of a monument with an inscription), two woodcut tables. Light to moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Only edition of 250 copies printed. Biagi was a cleric, canon lawyer and legal antiquarian based in Rome. His Tractatus analyzes legislation in ancient Greece. It is notable as one of the earliest studies of its kind, which was part of an interest in Greek antiquity that was beginning to emerge in the late eighteenth century. OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Columbia, UC-Berkeley). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:1241.

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        Memorie per servire alla storia de' polipi marini di Filippo Cavolini socio di varie accademie

      Napoli 1785 - In-4 (240x190 mm.), di pp. 279, (1). 9 tavv. f.t. incise da Cimarelli su disegno dell'autore. Bella leg. coeva in piena pelle marezzata, dorso a 5 nervi con ricchi fregi in oro e tit. su tass. Tagli maculati. Buon esemplare, genuino, solo leggermente fiorito e con qualche antica macchietta grassa. Prima edizione. L'autore, napoletano (1756-1810), si dedicò allo studio della storia naturale dopo aver abbandonato la carriera legale. Nell'ambito della ricerca scientifica nel campo della biologia marina fu lo scopritore di alcune nuove specie viventi: al suo nome è infatti dedicata una famiglia di molluschi, le Cavolinidae, e particolarmente l'«Eunicella Cavolini» del genere Gorgonia che abita il nostro mediterraneo. Bibliogr. Fera-Morlicchio, IV, p. 498. Boehmers, p. 498. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück mit U.

      Freiberg, 11. VII. 1785. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit rotem Lacksiegel. Quittung über die Teilzahlung von 100 Talern für den Bau einer Orgel in Zethau in Mittelsachsen: "[.] sind mir endes under Schriebenen von der Gemeine Zu Zethau auf Abschlag des Orgel Baues alsda durch den Vorsteher Chriestian Friederich Martin auf dem Termin Johannis baar und richtig bezahlet worden worüber hiemit quittire [.] Adam Gottfried Öhme Orgel-Bauer". - Oehme war der letzte Schüler des berühmten Orgelbauers Gottfried Silbermann und führte nach dessen Tod seine Freiburger Werkstatt weiter. Die Orgel für die Dorfkirche in Zethau war Oehmes letzte Arbeit und entwickelte sich zum kostspieligen Unternehmen. 1784 von der Gemeinde in Auftrag gegegen, verschob sich die Fertigstellung der Orgel durch Geldmangel und fehlende Materialien von 1785 auf 1788; Oehme bekam zudem seine Ausgaben nicht voll erstattet und starb ein Jahr später verarmt in Freiberg. - Mit kleinem Einriß am unteren Rand.

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        The Death of Captain Cook

      London: John Webber, 1785. Etching and drypoint . De Vesme, no. 540. Beddie, 2603; Joppien & Smith, 3.305A; Nan Kivell, p. 80. A later impression, likely early 19th Century. 425 x 480 image size not including the text beneath the image. 480 x 620 mm. sheet size. Water stained upper and lower left. Marginal tears. Tear to last palm tree middle left but image present. Small losses to upper right corner. Signed in printed text below image lower left 'Drawn by J. Webber', lower centre 'The Figures Engraved by F.Bartolozzi, R.A. Engraver to His Majesty' and lower right 'The Landscape by W.Byrne'; Publisher and date inscription cut and not present. Artist: Figures engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728-1815 Lisbon) Artist: Landscape engraved by William Byrne (British, 1743-1805) Artist: After John Webber (British, 1751-1793 London) Publisher: Published by William Byrne (British, 1743-1805) , London Publisher: Published by John Webber (British, 1751-1793 London) , London

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        Nieder-Sächsisches Koch-Buch, oder Sieben hundert und zehn Anweisungs-Regeln wornach alle und jede, sowol kostbare, als ordinaire Speisen präpariret, auch einige Garten-Früchte getrocknet und eingemacht werden können, nebst 52 Regeln von den nöthigsten Confituren.

      Lübeck Göttingen Iversen Dietrich /1786 1785 - 14. verb. Ausgabe. 2 Bde. 8°. Gest. Frontisp., 557 SS.; 2 Bll., 460 SS., 1 Erratabl. Marmor. Pp. um 1830 mit etwas Rverg. u. Rsch. identisch gebunden. Bitting 293; Weiss 2378, Anm.; vgl. Drexel 37, Georg 284/85, Horn/A. 288/89 u. Walterspiel 325. - Gesuchtes Regionalkochbuch mit hübscher Küchenszene als Frontispiz. - Teilw. gebräunt u. fleckig, einige Wurmgänge. Vord. flieg. Vors. mit kl. Namensstempel. Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. ERSTAUSGABE: Zweytes Niedersächsisches Kochbuch oder Bemerkungen und Zusätze zu Marcus Loofts Niedersächsischem Kochbuche. - Drexel 316; Georg 287; Walterspiel 326; Weiss 2379. Seltene Fortsetzung des Loofftschen Kochbuches mit weiteren 632 Rezepten. Laut KVK ist der mutmaßl. Verfasser Joachim Dietrich Brandis. - Wenig gebräunt u. fleckig. Vord. flieg. Vors. mit kl. Namensstempel. Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. Sehr schönes Exemplare. Deutsch; 0,601 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere.in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. 3 volumes, Second Edition, 1785

      Printed by H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, London 1785 - Second Edition, 1785, 3 volumes (does not have atlas/plate volume). Quarto, original polished calf, fair copy with dampstaining and wear to bindings. Boards varnished and held on by recent and unpleasant looking leather patches, spines showing wear, contents damp stained. Vol. I: xcvi, 420 pp, 7 plates, charts, maps, views, mainly folding, with damp staining to bottom third of most of text and lower margin, intruding up the side of the fore edge margin, leaving tanning, spotting and tide mark, at times light but also at times pretty heavy. Vol II: (14) 548 pp., 11 maps and plates, many folding, fair to good with similar dampstaining to the first volume but somewhat less noticable and intrusive. Vol. III: (14) 556 pp., with 6 plates, maps, some folding, including folding map of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), with damp staining to top third of contents going along fore edge as well, mild to moderate, occasionally leaving brownish tide mark. Together 24 plates, maps, charts, complete. A good working copy, with some of the maps and plates actually in pretty good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of John Gilpin, as related by the late Mr. Henderson. Shewing how he went farther than he intended, and came home safe at last.

      Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall-Street, and sold by all other Booksellers. [1785?] 15, [1]p ad., titlepage woodcut. 8vo. Sewn as issued; rather foxed, titlepage browned.ESTC N32939, Huntington only. Russell 184 dates this c1785, however it is probably slightly later as John Henderson died in Dec. 1785. Henderson's performance of John Gilpin was proclaimed to be 'marvellous' by Samuel Rogers in his

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        Nieder-Sächsisches Koch-Buch, oder Sieben hundert und zehn Anweisungs-Regeln wornach alle und jede, sowol kostbare, als ordinaire Speisen präpariret, auch einige Garten-Früchte getrocknet und eingemacht werden können, nebst 52 Regeln von den nöthigsten Confituren...

      Lübeck, Göttingen, Iversen, Dietrich, 1785/1786.. 14. verb. Ausgabe. 2 Bde. 8°. Gest. Frontisp., 557 SS.; 2 Bll., 460 SS., 1 Erratabl. Marmor. Pp. um 1830 mit etwas Rverg. u. Rsch. identisch gebunden. Deutsch;. Bitting 293; Weiss 2378, Anm.; vgl. Drexel 37, Georg 284/85, Horn/A. 288/89 u. Walterspiel 325. - Gesuchtes Regionalkochbuch mit hübscher Küchenszene als Frontispiz. - Teilw. gebräunt u. fleckig, einige Wurmgänge. Vord. flieg. Vors. mit kl. Namensstempel. Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. ERSTAUSGABE: Zweytes Niedersächsisches Kochbuch oder Bemerkungen und Zusätze zu Marcus Loofts Niedersächsischem Kochbuche. - Drexel 316; Georg 287; Walterspiel 326; Weiss 2379. Seltene Fortsetzung des Loofftschen Kochbuches mit weiteren 632 Rezepten. Laut KVK ist der mutmaßl. Verfasser Joachim Dietrich Brandis. - Wenig gebräunt u. fleckig. Vord. flieg. Vors. mit kl. Namensstempel. Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. Sehr schönes Exemplare.

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        Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse nach Linneischer Ordnung. 6 parts bound in 3 volumes.

      Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1785-1787. With 300 handcoloured engraved plants. Bound in 3 very fine contemporary half calf with raised bands, golddecoration and titellabels with goldprint on spines, No vear to bindings, and all plates clean. 14x20 cm. Endpaper with som foxing. First Edition.. 15092407

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        La Folle Journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro, Comédie en cinq Actes, en Prose... Représentée pour la première fois par les Comédiens Français ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 27 Avril 1784. [Libretto]

      [Paris] Au Palais-Royal: Ruault. 1785. Octavo. Full mottled tan paper boards, spine with title label gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (half-title), [i] (publication and editor's notes), lvi (preface), [i] (part-title), [i] (named cast list), [3]-236, 237 (approbation and printer's note), [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's decorative woodcut device to title. With the names of cast members, presumably for the play's premiere at the Théâtre Français on April 27, 1784. Binding slightly worn; upper joint split. Light foxing and some staining; occasional minor wear. A very good copy overall. . First Edition, early issue. Scarce. Cordier, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Beaumarchais, no. 128, stating that the earliest issues of this edition do not contain engraved plates. With a printed noted to the final page of the play stating that the music was by Antoine Laurent Baudron (1742-1834), who also collaborated with Beaumarchais in providing music for his "Le Barbier de Séville," including the famous tune "Je suis Lindor," the theme of which was used by Mozart for his 12 Variations K354/299a. Beaumarchais was harp teacher to the daughters of Louis XV. "[He] successfully included Baudron's storm music as a prelude to Act 4 of Le barbier, and, alongside continued use of vaudeville tunes in Le mariage de Figaro... stretched Comédie Française conventions by introducing a whole scene of dance, song and mime for the 'coronation' of Suzanne with the bride's head-dress... As if to vindicate Beaumarchais's musical instinct, Le barbier de Séville attracted settings by Benda, Paisiello, Isouard and Rossini, while the Mozart-Da Ponte collaboration in Le nozze di Figaro proved just how much of the original play was translatable into music." Rudolph Angermüller in Grove Music Online.

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        Beyträge zur Erweiterung der Chemie.

      5 volumes in three. Müllershen Buchhandlung, Helmstädt und Leipzig 1785-1794. (4)+127+(1)+127+(1)+127+(1)+111+(13) + (2)+500+(10) + (2)+498+(12)+(2)+496+(14) + 480 pages. With a foldout engraving. Bound in one contemporary paper binding. Spine of marbled paper. Stamp on titleleaf.. Erster Band, Erstes bis Viertes Stück. Zweiter Band, Erstes bis Viertes Stück. Dritter Theil. Erstes bis Viertes Stück. Vierten Bandes. Erstes bis Viertes Stück. Fünfter Theil. Erstes bis Viertes Stück.** Lorenz Crell (1744-1816) was the first to publish a cemical journal - later simply known as Crell's Annalen

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        Blick in den Landschaftsgarten mit einem der zahlreichen Kanäle, im Mittelgrund ein "Point de Vue" mit einer antikisierenden Vase. Über den Kanal führt eine Brücke auf der eine Dame mit Kind steht.

      . Kupferstich von Clemens Kohl nach Georg Melchior Kraus, 1785, 22 x 31,5 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 449-451. - Der Maler und Radierer wurde 1737 in Frankfurt geboren. Er war Schüler von J.H. Tischbein d.Ä., studierte in Paris und wurde 1780 herzogl. Rat in Weimar, wo er 1806 starb. Er gehörte zum engsten Kreis um Goethe. - Die ab 1785 erschienenen 18 Blatt Wörlitzer Ansichten sind selten.

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        Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn.

      Breslau, Löwe, 1785. 8vo. Nice contemporary half calf with five raised bands, gilt lines, and gilt title-label to spine. A bit of wear to extremities. Internally very nice and clean. Printed on good paper. A stamp to title-page (Holsteinborg). Inscribed by the author on front free end-paper. (8)215, (1, - errata) pp.. A magnificent presentation-copy of the rare first edition, first issue (with the "S. das Gedicht am Ende des Briefes"-note on p. 11) of this milestone of 18th century thought, one of the most scandalous books of its time, the work that reintroduced Spinoza to a society otherwise dominated by French Enlightenment thinking, and the work that begain the famous "Pantheismusstreit", one of the most important feuds in German philosophy. Presentation-copies by Jacobi are of the utmost scarcity and hardly ever come on the market. The present copy bears a two-line inscription to the famous physician Philipp Hensler, signed "The Author", on the front free end-paper: "Seinem verehrtesten Gönner und lieben/ Freunde, dem Herrn Hensler in Altona/ Der Verfasser". The city of Altona plays a significant role in late 18th century German thought, as many of the most important thinkers of the period pass through there. In the late 18th century, Altona developed into the centre of Enlightenment in Northern Germany. It is here that Jacobi meets Hensel, who comes to play an important role in his life, as is also evident from the present inscription ("honoured benefactor and dear friend"). Philipp Gabriel Hensler (1733-1805) was a famous German doctor, an outstanding physician, who is still famous today for his pioneering work in hygiene statistics and in pox-inoculation. He was so famous in his time that for a time he was the preferred choice for the position of private doctor to the Danish King Christian VII, right up until that historical moment when Struensee was chosen instead. When Struensee was given the position, Hensler was given Struensee's old position as physician in Altona. With the first edition of "Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza" (1785), Jacobi begins the famous "PATHEISMUSSTREIT", which focused attention on the apparent conflict between human freedom and any systematic, philosophical interpretation of reality. In 1780, Jacobi (1743-1819), famous for coining the term nihilism, advocating "belief" and "revelation" instead of speculative reason, thereby anticipating much of present-day literature, and for his critique of the Sturm-und-Drang-era, had a conversation with Lessing, in which Lessing stated that the only true philosophy was Spinozism. This led Jacobi to a protracted and serious study of Spinoza's works. After Lessing's death, in 1783 Jacobi began a lengthy letter-correspondende with Mendelssohn, a close friend of Lessing, on the philosophy of Spinoza. These letters, with commentaries by Jacobi, are what constitute the first edition of "Ueber die lehre des Spinoza". The work caused great furor and the enmity of the Enlightenment thinkers. Jacobi was ridiculed by his contemporaries for attempting to reintroduce into philosophy belief instead of reason, was seen as an enemy of reason and Enlightenment, as a pietist, and as a Jesuit. But the publication of the work not only caused great furor in wider philosophical circles, there was also a personal side to the scandal which has made it one of the most debated books of the period: "Mendelssohn enjoyed, as noted at the outset, a lifelong friendship with G. E. Lessing... Along with Mendelssohn, Lessing embraced the idea of a purely rational religion and would endorse Mendelssohn's declaration: "My religion recognizes no obligation to resolve doubt other than through rational means; and it commands no mere faith in eternal truths" (Gesammelte Schriften, Volume 3/2, p. 205). To pietists of the day, such declarations were scandalous subterfuges of an Enlightenment project of assimilating religion to natural reason... While Mendelssohn skillfully avoided that confrontation, he found himself reluctantly unable to remain silent when, after Lessing's death, F. H. Jacobi contended that Lessing embraced Spinoza's pantheism and thus exemplified the Enlightenment's supposedly inevitable descent into irreligion.Following private correspondence with Jacobi on the issue and an extended period when Jacobi (in personal straits at the time) did not respond to his objections, Mendelssohn attempted to set the record straight about Lessing's Spinozism in "Morning Hours". Learning of Mendelssohn's plans incensed Jacobi who expected to be consulted first and who accordingly responded by publishing, without Mendelssohn's consent, their correspondence - "On the Teaching of Spinoza in Letters to Mr. Moses Mendelssohn" - a month before the publication of "Morning Hours". Distressed on personal as well as intellectual levels by the controversy over his departed friend's pantheism, Mendelssohn countered with a hastily composed piece, "To the Friends of Lessing: an Appendix to Mr. Jacobi's Correspondence on the Teaching of Spinoza". According to legend, so anxious was Mendelssohn to get the manuscript to the publisher that, forgetting his overcoat on a bitterly cold New Year's eve, he delivered the manuscript on foot to the publisher. That night he came down with a cold from which he died four days later, prompting his friends to charge Jacobi with responsibility for Mendelssohn's death.The sensationalist character of the controversy should not obscure the substance and importance of Mendelssohn's debate with Jacobi. Jacobi had contended that Spinozism is the only consistent position for a metaphysics based upon reason alone and that the only solution to this metaphysics so detrimental to religion and morality is a leap of faith, that salto mortale that poor Lessing famously refused to make. Mendelssohn counters Jacobi's first contention by attempting to demonstrate the metaphysical inconsistency of Spinozism. He takes aim at Jacobi's second contention by demonstrating how the "purified Spinozism" or "refined pantheism" embraced by Lessing is, in the end, only nominally different from theism and thus a threat neither to religion nor to morality." (SEP).The first unpaginated leaves contain the first printings of two of Goethe's famous poems: "Das Göttliche" and "Prometheus"(Hagen 577)

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        Friedrich Christoph Jonathan Fischers Geschichte des teutschen Handels. 4 Bände., Der Schiffarth, Fischerei, Erfindungen, Künste, Gewerbe, Manufakturen, der Landwirthschaft, Polizey, Leibeigenschaft, des Zoll- Münz- und Bergwesens, des Wechselrechts, der Stadtwirthschaft und des Luxus. Band 1: Teutschland anfangs ohne inneren Handel, solange das Frauenzimmer alle Geraethschaften verfertigte. Band 2: Handelsgeschichte der zwoten Helfte des dreyzehnten Jahrhunderts. Band 3: Handelsgeschichte der zwoten Helfte des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts. Erste Abteilung. Auswaertiger Seehandel. Band 4: Handelsgeschichte der zwoten Helfte des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts. Zwote Abtheilung. Innerer Landhandel und übrige Handelsverfassung.

      Hannover, Helmwingsche Hofbuchhandlung, 1785, 1791. - XII + 564 + XVI + 656 + XLII + 602 + XXXVIII + 902 Seiten., Einbände berieben. Band 1 am unteren Buchrücken geklebt. Kapitale teils etwas eingerissen. Bei Band 3 ist eine Fehlstelle am unteren Kapital. Papier altersbedingt gilb, mit wenigen Bleistiftanstreichungen, überklebte Selle auf allen Titelblättern, sonst gutes und komplettes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8°. braune Halbleder mit Lederecken., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE LA CAISSE D'ESCOMPTE.

      np, [Paris] 1785 - Plain drab wrappers (loss to head of spine, some other chipping and wear); page edges untrimmed. 22.5 cm. xvi, 124, (2), [125]-226, (1). Ends with "Post-scriptum" on p. 207-225, "Omission" on p. 226, table of contents on the page following. The "Post-scriptum" was a last-minute addition to the work, which as originally printed ended with the "Omission" on p. 207 and table of contents on the verso of that leaf. Text in the post-script ends mid-word on p. 210, with one half of page 211 blank [apparently a printer's error]. The digital copy available through the University of California library system has the same printer's fault, and calls this version "a rare variant of the quarto edition published in the same year, without place of publication."Mirabeau's essay on this monopolistic financial institution and its harmful effects on the French economy just before the French Revolution. Contributions to the work were also made by Etienne Claviere, Brissot de Warville, and du Pont de Nemours. Kress B 908 Goldsmiths Kress 13059 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        19 autograph letters signed and 1 letter signed ("Federic").

      Potsdam and Charlottenburg, 1777-1785. - Mostly 4to. 23 ff. 4 letters on halved sheets; mostly folded. Addendum. Highly interesting collection of personal letters from the last years of the King's life. In French, to Eléonore de Maupertuis, lady-in-waiting to Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, Frederick's youngest sister. Eléonore was the daughter of the well-esteemed Prussian diplomat, scholar, and translator Kaspar Wilhelm von Borck(e). In 1744 she had married the French mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, also a close confidant of Frederick's and head of the Prussian Academy of Science. After her husband's death in 1759 she concentrated on her office in the household of the Princess. - Since 1756 Anna Amalia of Prussia was Abbess of the Quedlinburg Convent but spent most of her time in Berlin. She is mainly remembered for her alleged affair with the Prussian officer and adventurer Friedrich von der Trenck. While the historicity of this anecdote is questionable, she was undoubtedly - and more importantly - one of the 18th century's few female composers of note. Her music collection ("Amalienbibliothek") contains many important prints and manuscripts, including the autograph of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerts. She spent her last years in seclusion at Berlin, always remaining in close contact with her brother, who visited her regularly. She survived Frederick's death on 17 August 1786 by just a few months, passing away on 30 March 1787 (cf. MGG I, 486f. and T. Debuch, Anna Amalia von Preußen, Berlin 2001). - There are but few sources for the life of Anna Amalia, many of which are dubious (such as Trenck's autobiography) or focus on Frederick the Great (such as the diaries of Count Lehndorff). Thus, the King's present letters to Eléonore de Maupertuis constitute a unique source for the last years of the Princess. They reflect Frederick's concern for Amalia's health after she suffered a stroke in 1773 and underscore the close relationship between the siblings: "Ma cher Madame, J'ai non recours a Vous pour ne point fatiguér ma bonne Soeur, Com(m)e je suis obligé de ma rendre demain au Parc pour des affaires je me propose des profités en ces Voisinages pour rendre visite a ma bonne Soeur [.]" (Charlottenburg, 2 May 1783). - "Je Vous prie Ma chere Madame, de Conjurer ma Soeur en mon nom de Voulloir prendre quelque Medecine, pour Luy facillitér L'expectoration [.]" (n. d.). - "Voici ma bonne Madame deux Sortes de Tabac pour ma bonne Soeur [.]" (n. d.). - "Je vous prie Ma chere Madame, de m'envoyer Le Nom de Soupes que Ma Soeur mange avant dinér, et une Liste des plats qu'elle aime et qui convienent le mieux en Sa Santé [.]" (n. d.). - "Je vous suis bien obligé, des bonnes nouvelles que vous me donnez de la Santé de la Principe ma Soeur, par votre lettre endate d'hier [.]" (6 March 1785). - Almost all letters close with the words "Votre (tres humble) Serviteur Federic". Most of the present letters are a quarter or half page in length and undated; a few are dated only by day but not year ("ce 6 May", "ce 22", "ce 25 Juin", etc.). One bears a note by another hand on the reverse ("[.] Potzdam, 1777, Von I. M. d. König"). Only two are dated in full: "Charlottenburg ce 2 May 1783" and "a Potsdam le 16 de Mars 1785". This last letter is written by a scribe's hand, bearing only an autograph postscript and signature by the King. This is also the only letter formally addressed "à la Gouvernante de Maupertuis, neé de Borck, à Berlin". Content and form, however, prove that all letters are from the same time and to the same recipient. - All letters written in brown ink on fine, clean laid paper, most with posthorn watermark. Includes a browned folio sheet (watermark St. Wolfgang, pointing to Georg Friedrich Meyer's Röthenbach paper mill) with late 18th-c. caption: "Collection de Lettres de Fredéric le Grand Roi de Prusse, de Sa main propre; à feüe Madame de Maupartuis Gouvernante de feüe la Princesse Amélie Soeur de ce Roi". - Exceptionally well-p

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        Poems & The Task, A Poem in Six Books.to which is added.An Epistle to Joseph Hill, Esq. Tirocinium, or a Review of Schools, and the History of John Gilpin

      Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church Yard, London 1785 - First Editions, with the rare half-title in Volume II and John Newton's Preface. [iv], vii, 367, [1, errata]; [vi], 359, [1, ad] pp. 2 vols. 8vo (7-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches). Errata on final page in vol. I, E6 and I6 in vol. I cancels as usual, WITH the Preface by John Newton only found in a few copies, last page of vol. II with advertisement for the first volume of Cowper's Poems. Cowper's Poems was his first collection of verse and includes such well-known works as "Table Talk," "Boadicea: an Ode," "Truth," "Hope," "Charity," and "Retirement." Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt spines and a.e.g. , by Bedford. Fine. Bookplates of John Croft Deverell [iv], vii, 367, [1, errata]; [vi], 359, [1, ad] pp. 2 vols. 8vo (7-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches) First Editions, with the rare half-title in Volume II and John Newton's Preface

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        Bianka Capello. (Ein dramatischer Roman).

      Leipzig, Dyksche Buchhandlung 1785. 8°.. Gest. Titel (Geyser), 3 Bl. (Zueignung, Vorerinnerung), 592 S. (44 S. davon sind Anhang m. Anmerk. vom Autor) Mit 3 gest. Kupfern (Geyser nach Chodowiecki, Chodowiecki, Geyser nach Mechau). Goldgeprägter Lederbd. d. Zt. m. 2 Rüschi. u. Rundumrotschnitt. Einband berieben u. stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einige Wurmgänge im Rücken, 2 kleine Läsuren an den Kapitalen, handschriftl. Nummerneintrag auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz, Titelbl. verso, 2 S. im Text u. letztes Bl. m. altem Bibl.-Stempel, Tafeln leicht randfleckig.. "Goed. IV/I, 601, 61, 23; Rümann 18. Jhdt. 708.; Kosch X, 752.; Engelmann Chodow. 457, II. Erste Ausgabe. In der Sammlung der Skizzen (1778-83) erschien bereits ein Teilabdruck, dieser wurde für vorliegende Ausgabe allerdings teilweise überarbeitet."

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        Voyage to the Pacific Ocean 4 Volume Set Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore Years 1776 - 1780

      1785. Period calf with old rebacking. Good. 4 volumes. Volume 2 from a 1788 edition published by Scatcherd & Whitaker, et al. viii, (v)-xii, 370; xii, 359; xii, 400; xii, 310, [2 blank], [60] pp. Subscriber list at rear of Volume 4. 50 engraved plates, several folding including one map. (8vo) (8.5"X5.25"X1.5"), period calf with old rebacking. Early octavo edition. Popular edition of Cook's third and final voyage; abridged from the quarto edition of the official account of Cook's fateful third voyage, a search for the Northwest Passage, during which he was clubbed and stabbed to death by the once friendly natives of Hawaii. Good condition; bindings well worn, front covers of 3rd and 4th volumes detached; some foxing and soiling within, a few pages chipped and plates with short tears; a good example of this rare 4 volume set.

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        Bibliothek der Schweizer-Geschichte und aller Theile, so dahin Bezug haben. Systematisch-Chronologisch geordnet.

      Bern, Haller, 1785-1788.. 7 Bde. cplt. (inkl. Registerbd.). 8°. XII, 628 S.; XVI, 656 S.; 4 Bl., 672 S.; 4 Bl., 583 S.; 2 Bl., 618 S.; 1 Bl., XXII, 547 S.; 400 S. Interims-Pappbände mit hs. Rückennumerierung, teils Rückentiteln.. Barth 9364. - Feller-B. 545. - Erstausgabe. - Gottlieb Emanuel von Haller, der Sohn von Albrecht von Haller, verfasste die erste Bibliographie zur Schweizergeschichte. - Mit Leerblättern durchschossenes Exemplar, einige mit Notizen von alter Hand. - (Einige Rücken etwas eingerissen. Einbände etwas fleckig und mit schwachem Wasserrand. Vorsätze und Titelblätter gestempelt. Innen grösstenteils sauber, nur mit sehr wenigen Anstreichungen). - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Essai d'économie politique

      Bâle, chez les frères Decker 1785 - . One volume in 4to; pp. (2), 45, (1), 4 large folding tables; contemporary half calf over speckled boards, corners in leather, raised bands, two repaired small worm traces, no rubbing or bumping, spine with some gilding and contrasting gilt lettering-piece, red edges, very decorative endpapers, engraved agricultural view to title, all pages printed within a two-line border, front free endpaper with a few handwritten letters in lower corner, title page and last leaf a little foxed, else clean and crisp, a very good and very attractive copy. First edition published in small number in French and one year later in German as “Tabellen über die Staatswirthschaft. It is a rare work of comparative economic theory in which Heinitz presents tables illustrating four different aspects of a state’s political economy. K.F.A. Freiherr von Heinitz (1725-1802) was put in charge of mining, smelting, and forestry in Saxony in 1765. He is the founder of the Bergakademie Freiberg, now the oldest mining school in the world. Due to the success of the Saxon mines he was called to the service of Friedrich II of Prussia. INED 2239, Barbier II, 202 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES LOIX, US ET COUTUMES DE LA SOUVERAINETE DE NEUCHATEL ET VALANGIN.

      - Neuchâtel, Samuel Fauche, 1785. 22,5x35,5 cm. Reliure du XIXème siècle en demi-basane verte. Dos lisse à cinq compartiments. Papier très frais ormis quelques rares et discrètes rousseurs pâles. Dos et coins frottés.

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        DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA CHINE

      PARIS (MOUTARD) 1785 - Description générale de la Chine, contenant, 1°. la description topographique des quinze provinces qui forment cet empire, celle de la Tartarie, des isles, autres pays tributaires qui en dépendent; le nombre la situation de ses villes, l`état de sa population, les productions variées de son sol, les principaux détails de son histoire naturelle. 2°. un précis des connoissances le plus récemment parvenues en Europe sur le Gouvernement, la Religion. 3°, les Moeurs les Usages. 4°, les Arts les Sciences des chinois. In 4° (25.5x20cm)relié plein veau moucheté époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné, tranches rouges, léger accident à une coiffe. IV-798 pps. Exemplaire très frais à grandes marges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entomologia Parisiensis

      1785 - Entomologia parisiensis; sive catalogus insectorum quae in Agro parisiensi reperiuntur; secundum methodum Geoffroeanam in sectiones, genera & species distributus : cui addita sunt nomina trivalia & fere trecentae novae species. Deux tomes en un volume in-16 (13 cm x 8,5 cm), vij-544 pp. Notre exemplaire comprend 14 pages manuscrites dans une agréable écriture de l'époque et reliées en début de volume. Ces pages contiennent des listes d'insectes classées par sections et par ordres. 13 pages et 14 pages manuscrites dans la même écriture sont aussi reliées en fin de volume. Ces pages contiennent des listes de coquillages et une liste des chenilles à 16 pattes et moins de 16 pattes. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plano de la Ciudad y Puerto de la Havana

      1785 - The Havana by a Spanish mapmaker, in contemporary color. 1785. Madrid. Contemporary color; wide margins and striking impression, a virtually flawless copy. 355 mm x 375 mm. Striking copy, in contemporary color, of a rare Spanish-made and separately published map of La Havana; it is based on the maps concocted by Jefferys and Bellin, and also from Spanish sources, although without pointing them out specifically –possibly due to the secrecy policy reigning at the time. Two numbered keys address individually the port and the city of Habana, providing the viewer with a perspective of what the important city looked like during the 18th century. Oriented with north to the left, with soundings shown in fathoms. Spanish separately issued maps from the 18th century are rare, not many were published due to the secrecy policy of the Spanish Crown; to see them in contemporary color, almost impossible. Tomas Lopez (1731 - 1802) was one of the foremost Spanish mapmakers and publishers of the 18th century; he studied under Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, until returning to Madrid in 1760, when became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. His position gained him access to otherwise inaccessible sources of information, manuscript charts, recent geographical discoveries, and engineering labors altering the geographical reality of a region, guaranteeing his maps as the most up-to-date published in Spain. Advertisement note found at bottom margin “Se hallará en Madrid, con todas las obras del Autor y las de su Hijo, en la calle de Atocha, frente de la Aduana vieja.” Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, 174. We could find copies at Harvard and Library of Congress.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are Prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammer. By Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      1785 - 2 vols. The Sixth Edition. London: Printed for J.F.and C.Rivington, L.Davis, T.Payne and Son, etc., 1785. Unpaginated. Full calf. Raised bands with red leather labels and gilt title to spines. Vol.I with half title page and a portrait frontis.of Johnson. Text in 3 column. Boards somewhat rubbed, stained and chipped at corners. Spine rubbed and faded, title label chipped. Edges light stained. Joint of front cover of each vol. started and joint of front flyleaf partly torn. Ownership signature to front flyleaf of each vol. From e.ps.to preface of vol.1 foxing and spotted. E.ps.and flyleaves of vol.2 spotted. Half title page of vol.2 missing. Front flyleaves of each vol.wrinkled. Pages light spotted. The complete text, with Johnson's final corrections. "There was no folio sixth edition, just this quarto, which was printed from Samuel Johnson's own corrected copy of the fourth folio edition(1773), which he bequeathed to Sir Joshua Reynolds, , , .Thouth several printers were involved in the production of this sixth edition, Strahan's account shows that both the sixth(quarto) and the seventh(folio) were printed together. Moreover, the evidence of typesetting shows that the type set for the quarto was readjusted, but not reset, to make up the folio pages. .28.3x23cm.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals...

      London: J.F. & C. Rivington et al., 1785. Two quarto volumes: [1108], [1108] p.; 28.5 cm. "Sixth Edition". First published (in folio), 1755. "Printed from Samuel Johnson's own corrected copy of the fourth folio edition (1773), which he bequeathed to Sir Joshua Reynolds." Engraved portrait after Reynolds has water stains above and below not affecting the image. Very Good in full contemporary vellum, unusual for English books of this era. Stock#OB1048.

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        History of the War with America, France, Spain and Holland; commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783. Vols I-IV

      John Fielding, London 1785 - A good copy of the 1st edition in new quarter leather binding, with 24 plates, 1 full page map and 6 folding maps. This work, published in 4 volumes over 1785-86 gives a relatively factual account of the American Revolution, drawing on newspaper articles and parliamentary business. The bindings are in fine condition. They have calf spines with gilt-lined raised bands, and gilt titles. The boards are covered with marbled paper. New endpapers. All the title pages have a small contemporary ink signature at the top. The paper quality varies within volumes - with some sections with brown toning and there is some spotting/occasional marking. All the maps have contemporary colour outlining. Vol I: frontispiece, title page, introduction pp 3-21; blank; text 448pp with 5 further plates. The frontispiece has contemporary hand colouring and 3 of the portraits have some trace of colouring, presumably done at the same time (the paper is paler on these because they have been professionally washed to remove some caricaturing) . There is a small brown mark in the gutter of pp 1-3 and some scholarly pencil annotation in the first half of the volume. P 73 has lost the tip of the top corner; P 215 has lost the tip of the bottom corner and some page corner tips have been turned over. Vol II: title page, text with 4 plates and 2 folding maps, 449pp. The maps have a very small repaired edge tear each. Vol III: title page, text with 3 plates and folding map, 445pp. The map is missing the bottom corner - which includes a section of ocean but not land. Vol III: title page, text with 11 plates, 3 folding maps and 1 single page map, 416pp, index 59pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Crébillon. Nouvelle édition.

      chez les Libraires associés,, Paris, 1785 - 3 volumes in-8°, LXXVI-285 pp. ; 375 pp. ; 333 pp. Edition ornée d'un portrait de Crébillon d'après Maurice Quentin de La Tour en frontispice et de neuf jolies figures de Marillier hors-texte (Cohen-De Ricci, 263-264).Coiffes légèrement frottées mais bel exemplaire dans une jolie reliure. Français

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        TABLETTES DE FIGARO, OU SON VOYAGE EN ESPAGNE.

      Imp. Fauche fils aîné & Cie. Neuchatel, 1785 - . 17 cm. 2 tomos: (I) IV-227 pág. (II) 213 pág. Frisos, capitulares y viñetas xilográficas. Enc. holandesa en piel, tejuelo, cajo parcialmente sesgado. Anotaciones y exlibris manuscritos de anteriores poseedores en hoja de respeto y portada del primer volumen. Restauración de anterior poseedor en pág. 8. Presentamos una edición de la polémica Tablettes de Figaro del marqués de Langle (1749-1807), un personaje que a nadie dejaba indiferente. Amante de la provocación y protagonista de un sinfín de escándalos y situaciones comprometidas, se dedicó a la literatura tras no poder mantener su puesto en el ejército. A pesar de no haber puesto jamás los pies en España, se lanzó a escribir esta obra en la que critica sin tapujos al gobierno, la religión y las costumbres. Este "tableau noir" apareció por vez primera en Saint-Malo en 1784 y conoció diversas ediciones, algunas de ellas con pie de imprenta falso y sin mención de autor, como la que presentamos. De hecho, pudiera ser que nuestra edición se imprimiera efectivamente en Francia y no en Neuchâtel, capital por excelencia de las falsificaciones bibliográficas. En cualquier caso, la obra fue un escándalo y el mismo Carlos III se quejó formalmente ante el gobierno francés, llegando incluso a amenazar de prohibir la entrada de los franceses a su reino. El parlamento de París acordó en 1786 quemar los ejemplares de la obra, lo que sin duda tuvo el efecto contrario al deseado, pues provocó la admiración del público y se tradujo a varias lenguas. La edición que ofrecemos no está en la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia. españa, viajes, costumbres, siglo XVIII [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Dialogo sopra le mancanze de' padroni, e contadini.

      presso Gioseffantonio Archimpressor vescovile, camerale, e del Sant'Officio, In Faenza 1785 - In-8, pp. 43, (1). Fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Legatura in mezza pelle moderna con angoli. Bell'esemplare. Rarissimo. Raro dialogo anonimo di natura economica e spirito illuminista. Attraverso l'interlocuzione di due personaggi, Ottavio e Petronio, i quali forniscono un quadro particolareggiato delle cause economiche della miseria contadina, l'autore pone una radicale critica all'istituto della mezzadria, fornendo consigli a proprietari, fattori e mezzadri affinché esso venga profondamente riformato. Bibliografia: Non in Einaudi, Kress, Melzi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Regni d'Aracan del Pegu di Siam di Camboge e di Laos.

      1785 - Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 415 x 335mm. Worm holes at centerfold restored. An attractive copper-engraved map of Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Malay Peninsula, published in the " Atlante Nuovissimo"

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        REMARKS CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT AND THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: IN FOUR LETTERS ADDRESSED TO MR ADAMS, MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THOSE OF HOLLAND; AND ONE OF THE NEGOCIATORS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONCLUDING A GENERAL PEACE

      Dublin: Moncrieffe, Jenkin [and others], 1785. 1st Dublin edition in English (earlier English editions appeared in Amsterdam and London). 8vo.; (2), 280pp. Recent sprinkled calf, leather spine label. Tidelines from old staining through text, but a solid copy in an attractive new binding. Sabin 42925 (quoting from "Monthly Review"): "His work contains some observations which are the result of good sense and a great knowledge of mankind, yet amid these there are many things which betray the author's country and religious persuasion." HOWES M-5

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        A View of part of the Fort of Lutteefpoor.

      J.Wells London 1785 - Aquatint, good condition, with margins, mounted. Dimensions: 324 by 483mm. (12.75 by 19 inches). Abbey Travel 416.

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        HISTORY OF THE WAR WITH AMERICA, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND HOLLAND; COMMENCING IN 1775 AND ENDING IN 1783

      London. 1785-1786.. Four volumes. [2],448; [2],449; [2],445; [2],416,[59],[v]- xiv pp., plus twenty-four plates, six folding maps, and one single-page map (maps partially handcolored). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather label. Rubbed at extremities, hinges tender. Light scattered foxing. One map detached but present. Very good. One of the basic contemporary histories of the American Revolution, this detailed narrative was compiled largely from newspaper articles and the proceedings of the House of Commons. It is illustrated with portraits of principals such as Washington, Clinton, Greene, Cornwallis, Burgoyne, Lafayette, Capt. Asgill, and Count D'Estaing. The maps show the North American colonies as far west as the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, the English Channel, the West Indies, and other hot spots of the time in Europe and elsewhere. HOWES A259, "aa." SABIN 1501.

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        Meldersteins bruk, dess privilegier och förmåner, med tillydande hemman, nybyggen och lägenheter uti Westerbotten

      Enligt original handlingarne beskrifvit. Upsala, Tryckt hos Directeuren Johan Edman, 1785. 104 sidor. Utvikbar graverad karta "Charta ?-fwer thet Capitainen och Professoren Herr J. Meldercreutz till Nybyggen förlänte Upodlings District kring Meldersteins Bruk i Westerbotten". [25x31 cm]. Marmorerat nyare pappband. [17,5x10,5 cm]. Äldre sirlig namnteckning på titelbladet. Värdefull bruksbeskrivning från det gamla Västerbotten. Ovanligt och mycket detaljerat försäljningsprospekt av det stora bruket, vilket anlagts av J. Meldercreutz.

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        Trattato di ostetricia e di lei rispettive operazioni

      Bindi 1785-1786 2 volumi in 8° pp. 299, 326 co 2 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Mezza pelle coeva con punte, titolo oro(sbiadito) ai dorsi tagli rossi. Ottimo esemplare, prima edizione rara. Come appare chiara da i due indici finali dei volumi, questo trattato di ostetricia (completo anche a se stante) va a formare i vol. 5° e 6° delle opere del Nannoni

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        Manuscript Arithmetic Schoolbook

      1785. First. hardcover. very good. A unique book, circa 1785. 116 pages, 8 x 6.5 inches, bound in well-worn vellum (first signature re-attached). Entirely handwritten in the excellent decorative penmanship of the time. The book consists of six sections, each a mathematical lesson (Profit and Loss; Fellowship with Time; Alligation Medial; Position; Double Position; Exchange). For each lesson there are difficult word problems followed by the involved mathematics required to solve the problem, along with the final answer. Very good condition considering its age. A gentleman going into a garden meets with some ladies and says to them, 'Good morning to you 10 fair maids.' 'Sir, you mistake [sic]' said one of them, 'We are not 10 but if we were twice as many more as we are we should be as many above 10 as we are now under.' How many were they?

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