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        Les loix, us et coutumes de la Souveraineté de Neuchâtel et Valangin. D'après le manuscrit même de l'Auteur.

      A Neuchâtel, Chez Samuel Fauche père & fils, Imprimeurs & Libraires du Roi 1785. - Folio (36.3 x 22.5 cm). LVIII, 454 SS., 2 Bll. Gest. Titelvignette, etwas gest. Buchschmuck. Druck a. Bütten (Wasserzeichen). HLdr. d.Zt. (Deckel etwas berieben u. mit einzelnen kleinen Schabstellen) a. 5 Bünden mit mont. Rückenschild. Erste (einzige) Ausgabe (postum). Vorsätze leimschattig, Seiten stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Leichtere Alters- u. Dislokations-, weniger eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, 3 div. Exlibris a. Vorsatz. Gesamthaft weitestgehend sauberes, recht gutes und relativ gepflegtes Exemplar. Hinsichtlich der Kantonsgeschichte bzw. der Hintergründe zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft bzw. des schweizerischen Bundesstaates aufschlussreiches, rechtshistorisch ausserordentlich bedeutendes und sehr spezifisches regionales Quellenwerk. - ?Notre jurisprudence est si defectueuse, qu?on ne craint pas d?assurer qu?elle est à peu près dans l?état où se trouvoit celle du peuple Romain avant qu?il envoyât chercher des loix dans la Grece, & qu?il eût établi celles des douze Tables: état qui dura soixante ans, pendant lesquels les Romains n?avoient pour toutes loix que quelques usages & quelques fragments de celles qui avoient été faites par les rois, & recueillies par Sextus Papirius. Du reste, vu le petit nombre de nos loix écrites, on peut décider hardiment que cet Etat est un pays de droit coutumier, parce que les coutumes sont infiniment plus grande quantité que les loix écrites. Rien n?empêche pourtant qu?on ne se distingue deux sortes de loix dans cette Souveraineté; les unes qui méritent proprement le nom de ?loix & de droit écrit?; les autres connues sous celui d? ?usages & de droit coutumier?.? (p. XVII). - ?Zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts gelangte die Herrschaft und Grafschaft Neuenburg an die französische Dynastie d'Orléans-Longueville. Nach dem Tod von Marie de Nemours 1707 wurde das Fürstentum dem preussischen Königshaus der Hohenzollern zugesprochen, die es, abgesehen von einem Zwischenspiel während der napoleonischen Ära, als Marschall Louis-Alexandre Berthier 1806-1814 Fürst von Neuenburg war, bis zur Revolution von 1848 behielten. Das Territorium hat sich seit dem Ende des 16. Jh., als die Grafen von Neuenburg 1564 von ihren Vasallen die Herrschaft Colombier erwarben und die ebenfalls lehenspflichtige Herrschaft Valangin 1592 mit der Grafschaft vereinigten, nicht mehr wesentlich verändert.? (HLS) Erst rund 10 Jahre nach den Revolutionsjahren 1847/1848 und der Gründung des schweizerischen Bundesstaates wurde im konfliktiven sog. Neuenburgerhandel die Herrschaft des Königreichs Preussen auch de jure beendet: ?Nach der Pariser Konferenz der Grossmächte im März 1857 [.] verzichtete König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. im Vertrag vom 26.5.1857 auf Neuenburg.? (HLS, unter ?Neuenburgerhandel?; relativ ausführlich zur Geschichte Neuenburgs s. HBLS, sowie für die neuere Neuenburger Geschichte seit der preussischen Ära Edgar Bonjour, Der Neuenburger Konflikt 1856/1857: Untersuchungen und Dokumente. Basel 1957). - Wie in praktisch allen Kantonen der Schweiz begann die Kodifizierung des Rechts auch in Neuenburg erst im 19. Jahrhundert, hier jedoch umständehalber zusätzlich verspätet erst 1853, als das erste Buch des Code civil erschien (Huber 1, 1886, p. 54). Eugen Huber weist noch 1886 darauf hin, dass zumindest damals etliche Kantone, worunter auch Neuenburg, keine Rechtsgeschichte vergleichbar mit Zürich (Bluntschli) oder Luzern (v. Segesser) besassen (vgl. op. cit. p. 13). Für Neuenburg erwähnt er jedoch als Rechtsquelle einen Nachfolgetitel zu Ostervalds Werk (das er aus nicht ganz einsichtigen Gründen nicht anführt) : ?Über das statutäre Recht, wie es in Neuenburg vor Einführung des Civilgesetzbuches bestand, erschien 1858 das schon in den dreissiger Jahren geschriebene treffliche Buch von A. Calame, droit privé d?après la coutume Neuchâteloise.? (p. 16 f.). -- Samuel Ostervald (Neuenburg 1692?1769 ibid.), von Neuenburg, aus der Mittleren Linie (s. HBLS), Jurist. Ostervald studierte 1708 in Genf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oikidia, or Nutshells:

      London:: Jose Mac Packe, 1785 1st ed, 1785, 27 pls, VG+. In modern half calf, red marbled boards, some gilt tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to brown calf labels. Internally, new endpapers, [3], [1], [1], 2-89 pp, 27 pls, 3 illustrations within text, numerous tables. (ESTC T42147. Avery 621). Peacock, architect and surveyor who at a time of a growing interest in the picturesque and increasingly elaborate exhibition drawings at the Royal Academy, he recommended clients to commission strictly symmetrical plans for small villas with plain façades, and scale models complete with furniture instead of drawings and do-it-yourself estimates. These were the ‘nutshells’: ‘the first and elementary principles of design’. See ODNB.

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        "History of the war with America, France, Spain, and Holland; commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783"

      London: John Fielding. 1785-1786. "First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo, pp. [2], ii, [3]-448; [2], 449; [2], 445; [2], 416, [60] index, [v]-xiv (subscriber list); engraved portrait frontispiece of George III, title page vignettes, 23 plates, 7 partially hand-colored maps, 6 of which are folding; contemporary tree calf, decorative borders in gilt, 4 elaborately gilt-tooled ships on each spine in six sections, 2 spine labels in gilt-lettered black and red calf on each volume, marbled endpapers; edges and spine scuffed, hinges rather weak; 3-inch tear to one map with discoloration from previous tape repair, else an internally fine set. One of the contemporary histories of the American Revolution, mostly compiled from newspaper clippings and the proceedings of the House of Commons. Includes, among many others, portraits of Generals Washington, Cornwallis, and Lafayette. Howes A259, ""aa""; Sabin 1501."

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        La cuisinière bourgeoise, suivi de l'office, A l'usage de tous ceux qui se mêlent de dépenses de maisons. Contenant la manière de connoître, disséquer & servir toutes sortes de viandes: des avis intéressans sur leurs bontés & sur le choix qu'on en doit faire. La façon de faire des Menus pour les quatre Saisons, & des Ragoûts des plus nouveaux, une explication de termes propres, & à l'usage de la Cuisine & de l'Office, & une liste alphabétique des ustensiles qui sont nécéssaires. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs apprêts qui sont marqués par une étoile.

      Neuchâtel, Samuel Fauché père & fils, Imprimeurs & Libraires du Roi, 1785, - in-8vo, 2 ff. + 559 p., qqs en-têtes, reliure en d.-cuir aux coins d'époque, reliure usée, charnières fendues, sinon bon exemplaire. ?Cette cuisinière qui a été tant de fois réimprimée a été écrite par Menon, mais le livre ne porte pas son nom? (Vicaire) Samuel Fauche (1732-1803), est le fondateur de la dynastie. C?est vers 1755 qu?il ouvre un commerce de librairie et d?édition au chef-lieu (Neuchâtel)Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Oberlé Nos 114 à 120, pour les premières éditions; Le livre neuchâtelois 1533-1983, n° 44 (exemplaire de l?éd. de 1798 avec remarque:) ?une des innombrables éditions d?un classique de la cuisine?; Vicaire (Paris 1746) p. 589.

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        ALLGEMEINE WELTGESCHICHTE. Übersetzt von Christian Gottlob Heyne; Christian Gottlob Heinrich. 1785 - 1790. Hrsg:

      Traßler,Schrämbl., Troppau, Brünn, Wien. 1785 - Format: 8°; 17 cm hoch, 10 cm tief, die Einzelbände sind zw. 2-4 cm breit. Im Englischen herausgegeben von Wilh. Guthrie und Joh. Gray.Die Bände sind aus festen Karton mit Buntpapierbezug, Lederrücken und Ld. Ecken. Der Titel und die Nummern der Bände sind goldgeprägt. Grünes Lesebändchen. Der Zustand der ganzen Sammlung ist gut bis sehr gut, im Betracht des Alters der Bücher (Sammlerstücke, nur im Regal gestanden) Rückenschilder gering berieben, Ecken lt. bestossen, Schnitt staubig, Innen gering stockfleckig, sonst sehr sauber.Die Allgemeine Weltgeschichte wurde von William Guthrie und John Gray unter dem Namen Universal History in England veröffentlicht. Anfänglich wurde das Werk in die deutsche Sprache übersetzt, später "Nach dem Plan Wilh. Guthrie und Joh. Gray und anderer gelehrten Engländer entworfen und ausgearbeitet. Das monumentale Werk beinhaltet den Zeitraum von der Schöpfung der Welt bis zum Jahre 1520 und der deutschen Reichsgeschichte, uvm. Insgesamt handelt es sich um eine sehr seltene, in der gänze nur in einzelnen Bibliotheken (Baltimore, Leipzig) aufzufindende Enzyklopädie, die in einem erstaunlich guten Zustand ist. Interessant ist auch die Historie der Sammlung durch das schöne Exlibris. Bilder können auf Anfrage gemailt werden. 35000 gr. über 50000 Seiten/ 82 Bände, (Bd.24, 30 fehlen) In jeden Band ein Exlibris von Ernst Bernhard Sehring (* 1. Juni 1855 in Edderitz, Anhalt; 27. Dezember 1941 in Berlin-Charlottenburg) war ein deutscher Architekt. Sehring wurde bekannt durch zahlreiche Entwürfe, Wettbewerbsteilnahmen, Theater- und andere Neubauten. Das Theater des Westens in Berlin-Charlottenburg betrieb er anfangs sogar selbst mit einem Kompagnon; der Versuch blieb jedoch finanziell erfolglos. 1907-1921 erbaute er als Sommersitz seiner Familie die Roseburg bei Ballenstedt (Harz). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité complet d'électricité -

      Chez Guillot 1785 -, Paris - 3 volumes en 1 tome. Fort in-8 XXIV, 343 pp. Reliure d'époque. Dos à nerfs avec filets dorés. Manque de cuir sur les plats et sur le dos. Tranches rouges. Bel état intérieur. Volume 1: Première édition de cette traduction en français, l'édition originale en anglais fut publiée en 1777.4 planches dépliantes gravées par Gerardin, représentant des expériences avec les machines de Franklin et des bouteilles de Leyde. Volume 2: Chez Desaint, 1787. 4 planches dépliantes du premier d?ouvrage d?importance de l?abbé Haüy, fondateur de la cristallographie et de la minéralogie modernes. Volume 3: De l'imprimerie royale, 1784. 2 planches dépliantes. Ce mémoire retrace l'ensemble des applications curatives de l'éléctricité sur l'homme : rhumatisme, surdité, maux de dents, ophtalmies, paralysies, épilépsie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traduction du Plutarque anglois, contenant la vie des hommes les plus illustres de la Grande Bretagne, depuis Henri VIII jusqu'à nos jours.

      Couturier, Bélin, Paris 1785 - MORTIMER Thomas; Traduction du Plutarque anglois , contenant la vie des hommes les plus illustres de la Grande Bretagne, depuis Henri VIII jusqu'à nos jours.Dédié à sa majesté le roi de Suéde par Mme la baronne de Vasse, Paris Couturier, Bélin 1785-86 "12 tomes en 6 vol. in-8 (192 x 120 mm), 1 f. n. ch., viii pp., 230 pp., 1 f. n. ch. 1 f. n. ch., iv pp., 295 pp. 286 pp. 214 pp. 262 pp. 207 pp. 256 pp. 269 pp., 1 f. n. ch. 253 pp. 260 pp. 254 pp. 258 pp., 2 pp. n. ch., 48 pp. Basane fauve mouchetée, dos à nerfs, fleuron doré en caisson, pièce de titre en veau crème et de tomaison en veau olive, quelques frottements à la reliure, déchirures sans atteintes au texte p. 111 du tome 1 un cahier débroché au tome 11 mouillure en couture des tomes 1 et 12 (reliure d'époque). Édition originale de la traduction française. Ce monumental recueil de vies des hommes les plus illustres d'Angleterre, d'Écosse et d'Irlande. depuis le règne d'Henri VIII jusqu'à nos jours, est paru pour la première fois en 1785 en anglais. Publié sous le titre de British Plutarch, l'ouvrage est dû à Thomas Mortimer. Cette édition est ornée du portrait gravé du roi de Suède en frontispice, Gustave III. Les deux premiers tomes de cet exemplaire ont une deuxième page de titre (de "relais"), qui portent "Plutarque anglois" sans la mention "Traduction du", à la date de 1787, chez Belin. Le tome douze contient les 48 premières pages de La Vie de William Pitt, correspondant à un hypothétique tome XIII qui n'a jamais paru. Une oeuvre récompensée. Cette traduction en français est dûe à Cornélie-Pétronille-Bénédicte Wouters (1737-1802), dite baronne de Vassé, et à sa soeur Marie Wouters, qui collaborait régulièrement aux traductions en anglais de sa soeur. Elles traduisirent notamment l'important Théâtre anglais, depuis l'origine des spectacles jusqu'à nos jours, qui parut en français entre 1784 et 1787, et forme douze volumes. Le Mercure de France a loué la Traduction du Théâtre anglois en 1786, et des notices, chaque fois plus élogieuses, sur la Traduction du Plutarque anglois ont paru dans le Mercure de France et l'Année littéraire en 1785 et en 1786. Le roi de Suède, à qui la baronne de Vassé avait dédié le Plutarque anglois, l'a récompensée de deux médailles d'or. Un auteur mésestimé. La baronne de Vassé fut aussi connue pour ses oeuvres de fiction dont Les Aveux d'une femme galante, un roman épistolaire constitué de lettres échangées par une marquise française et une dame anglaise; L'Art de corriger et de rendre les hommes constans, une réponse, sous forme de conversation entre des femmes se confiant leurs histoires personnelles ; Le Char volant, un voyage sur la lune comprenant des éléments satiriques et utopiques. Ces ouvrages eurent du succès et connurent des rééditions, voir des traductions. Mais au XIXe siècle, la production littéraire variée de la baronne a été de plus en plus oubliée, et on l'a considérée surtout comme l'auteur d'ouvrages sentimentaux, voire scandaleux. Les Aveux d'une femme galante a été censuré en 1859, ce qui a poussé Lacroix, conservateur de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, à prendre parti pour le texte et à le déclarer agréable et instructif. Au XXe siècle, la critique a prêté peu d'attention à Wouters: des références à l'auteur et à ses ouvrages n'ont paru que dans des notes et des catalogues épars. Très bon exemplaire. Cioranescu, Bibliographie de la littérature française du XVIIIe siècle, III, 62905 ; Carrie F. Klaus, Cornélie Wouters, 2004. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biblia dat is de Gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments, uyt de Oorspronkelyke Talen in onze Nederlandsche Tale getrouwelyk overgezet door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens het Besluyt van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden tot Dordrecht in de Jaaren 1618 ende 1619. Door gemeene ordre der Kerken van Drukfouten verbetert. WITH: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, in den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. Mitsgaders De Christelijke Catechismus, Formulieren en Ge

      Haarlem, Johannes Enschede and Sons 1785/1785/1836 - (gegraveerde titelpagina) 420, 132, 168 folia., (8) 244 p. Origineel Leer, goudbestempeld, met 2 gouden sloten en goud op snede, 12° H. 15 x L. 9 x B. 5,5 cm. (Nederlandse Bijbel in de Statenvertaling, bestaande uit het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Aantrekkelijke band gebonden in bruin glad leer, aan de randen en op de rug met goud bestempeld en voorzien van twee 20 karaat gouden sloten. De sloten zijn vervaardigd door de Rotterdamse edelsmid Adrianus van Bemme. Zijn meesterteken, BEM, is aan de binnenzijde van de aanzetstukken gestempeld samen met de jaarletter van het jaar 1784, en het keurmerk van de stad Rotterdam. De sloten zijn rijkelijk bewerkt met bijbelse taferelen, met op de bovenste klem Mozes, op de onderste klem Aäron en op de aanzetstukken de 4 evangelisten met de hen destijds toebedachte symbolen, resp. Mattheüs met een engel, Johannes met een adelaar, Marcus met een leeuw en Lucas met een rund. Het gebruik van zowel oudtestamentische als nieuwtestamentische afbeeldingen op het sluitwerk geeft aan dat beide delen van de Bijbel één geheel vormen. Gouden sluitwerk op een kerkboek werd in het verleden al gezien als vrij uitzonderlijk en vanwege de kostbaarheid is dat tot op heden niet veranderd.) (engraved titlepage) 420, 132, 168 folia., (8) 244) p. Contemporary Leather decorated with gilt, 2 golden clasps and gilt-edged text block, 12° H. 15 x L. 9 x W. 5,5 cm. (Dutch States Translation of the Bible, containing the Old and New Testament followed by the Psalmes and Hymns and the Forms. Attractive binding bound in brown leather, gilded at the edges of the covers and the spine and equipped with two 20 carate golden clasps. The clasps are made by a goldsmith from Rotterdam named Adrianus van Bemme. His hallmark, BEM, is stamped on the inside of the hasps together with the year mark of the year 1784 and the hallmark of the city Rotterdam. The clasps are richly decorated with biblical scenes, with Moses on the top clasp, Aaron on the lower clasp and on the hasps the 4 evangelists with their accompanying symbols, resp. Matthew with an angel, John with an eagle, Mark with a lion and Luke with an ox. The use of images from both the Old and New Testament on the clasps points out the unity of both parts. Golden claps on a church book were already seen as rather exceptional in the past and because of the expensiveness that has not changed until now.) Noordwijk, B. van (n.d.). Boek, band en beslag, p. 13 / Noordwijk, B. van (2013). Zilver voor de Zondag. Boecxkens met Pragtigh Sluytwerck, p. 305-315 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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) , LondonPublisher: Published by John Webber (British, 1751-1793 London) , London [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De' Banchi di Napoli e della lor ragione. Trattato

      presso i fratelli Raimondi 1785-1787, Napoli - - (4) + 259 335 + (3) con 19 tavv.f.t. e 8 tavv.f.t.ripiegate p. 3 parti in 2 voll in 1 tomo in-8

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        Nouvelle description générale et particulière des glacières, vallées de glace et glaciers Qui forment la grande chaîne des Alpes de Suisse, d'Italie & de Savoye. Nouvelle édition, Corrigée & augmentée d?un troisième Volume. Ouvrage enrichi de Tableaux, dessinés sur les lieux par l?Auteur, & gravés par les meilleurs Artistes. Ens. 3 volumes.

      Genève, Chez Paul Barde, Imprimeur-Libraire, MDCCLXXXV, 1785, - in-8°, XVI + 246 p. / 272 p. + 2 ff. (Table - Avis) / 8 ff. (faux-titre - titre - dédicace - Table - Explication des planches) + 308 p., illustrés d?une carte gravée dépliante + 1 frontispice (dans le tome 3) et 12 planches gravées d?après les dessins de l?auteur par Angel Moitte e.a., très belles reliures en veau moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tomaison et entre-nerfs richement orné or, tranches rouges, petite galerie de vers en haut de la charnière du Tome 1, sinon très bel exemplaire. Première édition de cet ensemble de 2 ouvrages capitaux sur les Alpes: ?Nouvelle Description des glacières et glaciers de Savoye?, de 1785, (un volume) et la ?Description des Alpes Pennines et Rhétiennes? 1783, (2 volumes). Cet ensemble a été réédité en 1787 également en 3 volumes par Barde, Manget & Cie: dans cette nouvelle édition, moins rare néanmoins, l?ordre des volumes est inversé. Dans cet ouvrage Bourrit relate les excursions qu?il a réalisées dans le Valais, où il fut l?un des premiers à explorer les glaciers, ainsi que les tentatives d?ascension au Mont-Blanc. Cet ensemble est rare et recherché. (Perret). Collected edition of Bourrits two ?bestsellers? on the Alps.?Marc Théodore Bourrit, Precantor of the Cathedral of Geneva, was ?a man of volcanic imagination? (de Beer) and a pioneer of the Alps; in some way he was the first public relation man of the Mont Blanc. With his publications he made the Alps and especially the Mont Blanc region known to a larger public and led the way for the first successful climbing 10 years later, in 1786, by Paccard & Balmat. The following year the ?first tourist?, H. de Saussure (who was kind enough to read the book) climbed the peak. Bourrit's publications were also leading the way for more scientific investigations and glaciology, it was also the starting point of Alpine tourism.Überarbeitete Neuausgabe der früher einzeln erschienenen Werke ?Nouvelle descr.? & Description des Alpes Pennines .? Bourrits Beschreibung der französischen (vor allem Mont-Blanc), Walliser und Berner Alpen gehören zu den grossen Klassikern der Alpinen Literatur. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 18037; Wäber 175; Lonchamp 412; Réan, Monte Bianco p. 31; Perret 660. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1808. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map by C. van Baarsel after Sarychev, 10 engraved folding plates, 5 hand-coloured aquatint plates and a folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      Arctic Bibliography 37226; Chavanne 3993; Howes S-115; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 313; NCC (6 copies); not in Landwehr, Coloured Plates. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of Captain Sarychev's account of the Russian geographic and scientific expedition through eastern Siberia and the North Pacific (1785-1793) under the command of Joseph Billings. It's one of the fundamental and early books on the Aleutian Islands and particularly on Unalaska. This Dutch edition was translated by Nicolaes Messchaert, from the German translation of Johann Heinrich Busse after the original Russian edition published in 1802. The Billings-Sarychev Expedition was Russia's reaction on the economic and political threat of Captain Cook's third voyage (1776-1780). Catherine II the Great almost immediately commissioned the expedition to the North Pacific under the command of Joseph Billings, an Englishman who accompanied Cook on his voyage. The binding of the first volume with slightly worn corners, otherwise in very good condition.

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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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