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        Glacier de Lauteraar, Canton de Berne, province d?Oberhasli.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 21.5 x 32.5 cm, aquatinte en couleurs, 1 feuille (32 x 45.5 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 2 (p. 344), nach WV 250.

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        Seconde Chute du Staubbach. Dédiée à Monsieur G. May, Colonel.

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

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        Vue de la Caverne du Dragon dans le Canton d?Unterwalden.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 22.5 x 32.5 cm, aquatinte en couleurs, 1 feuille (32.5 x 46.5 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 24 (p. 344), nach WV 227.

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        Etats-Unis de L'Amerique Septentrionale Avec Les Isles Royal, de Terre Neuve, de St. Jean, L'Acadie &c.

      1785 - Paris, Delamarche, 1785. Original outline colour. 500 x 650mm. A very fine example with wide margins France had recognised the United States as early as December 1777; the treaty ending the War of Independence was only signed the year before this map was published. Bottom right is a list of the first 13 States and their capitals. wilth a list of 10 planned states: Silvania, Michigania, Chersonesus, Arsenistpia, Metropotamia, Illinoia, Saratoga, Washington, Polypotamia, and Pelisypia. MAPFORUM: Early Maps of the USA, 66. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire. Tome 1 bis Tome 10; Tome 11 bis Tome 37 und Tome 39 bis Tome 67 (somit 65 Bände von 70 Bänden).

      (Paris). De L\'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique. 1785. 65 Bände. Je Band zwischen ca 400 und 600 Seiten. Band 1 und Band 16 jeweils mit gestochener Porträttafel. Zeitgenössische Ganzleder-Einbände mit Rückentitelvergoldung. (11 Einbände ohne Rücken bzw. stark beschädigt. Zahlreichen Einbände an den Kanten teils stärker berieben. Titel gestempelt. Innendeckel mit je einem Bibliotheks-Aufkleber versehen. Papier teils stockfleckig). 17x10 cnBei: \"Tome premier\" vorgebunden: FLORIAN M. (Jean-Pierre Claris) de. \"Voltaire et le serf du Mont Jura, discours en vers libres, qui a remporté le Prix de poésie de l\'Académie française, en 1782\" (Paris, Chez Demonville, 1782. 14 Seiten mit 2 Vignetten. Am rechten Rand knapp beschnitten mit Textverlust). Versand D: 3,00 EUR Literatur, Philosophie, literature, poetry, Literature, französisch, französische, Frankreich, Aufklärung, Weltliteratur, Lyrik, Poesie, Schauspiel, Theater, Europa, europäische, Politik, Revolution, Werke ,Werkausgaben, Gesamtausgabe, Gesammelte, Werkausgabe, zeitgenössische,

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        The History and Practice of Aerostation

      Printed for the author, London 1785 - First edition. 2 engraved folding plates. 326 pp., [7] pp. index, [1] p. ads. 8vo (8-3?4 x 5-1?2 inches). "Souvenir du 'Bon Homme Richard'". An influential scientific account of early aeronautical experiments, and the first English-language treatise on the subject. This copy has a presentation inscription from Benjamin Franklin to Pierre Samuel du Pont, followed by a presentation inscription from DuPont to a family member, possibly a daughter-in-law or grandchild. Written on the titlepage, the inscriptions read: "To Mr. DuPont de Nemours from his obliged and obedt. servt. B. Franklin"; and beneath that, "A ma chere cousine en Carolina, Aoust 1799, DuPont de Nemours Souvenir du 'Bon Homme Richard.'" Bon Homme Richard is, of course, a reference to Franklin's Poor Richard. Though the inscription by Franklin is faint, it was authenticated by Edwin Wolf in his survey of books which had belonged to Benjamin Franklin. Since Franklin gave the book away in his lifetime, it would not have been part of the final library he assembled in Philadelphia at the end of his life. While serving as American plenipotentiary in France, Franklin took a keen interest in the first balloon ascents made by the Montgolfier brothers, witnessing the first unmanned ascent in August 1783, and the first manned flight in November that year. Franklin was among the eminent scientists who signed an official certification for the Montgolfiers (noted by Cavallo on p.50 of this work). Franklin wrote detailed accounts of the experiments in letters to Sir Joseph Banks, who showed little interest in them, though Franklin cautioned him that such balloon experiments could lead to greater achievements beyond imagination. Cavallo describes the early balloon experiments in France and England, speculates on the scientific principles they employ and envisions applications of the nascent science. Much of the work is devoted to the Montgolfier brothers. When asked by a skeptical observer what practical use a hot-air balloon might be, Franklin famously responded, "What is the use of a new-born baby?" Franklin made the acquaintance of Pierre Samuel du Pont in France, spending a good deal of time in his company and offering high praise for du Pont's first major work of political philosophy, Physiocracy. By 1799, Pierre's son Victor Marie was a resident of Charleston, as French consul for the Carolinas and Georgia.He also spent some time in Philadelphia where he too met Franklin. He returned to France in the summer of 1799 to assist his family in their immigration to America. Leibmann & Wahl 644; Maggs Cat 387: 85; 295 see Carr, The duPonts of Delaware pp. 16-17 (Disbound, uncut, most of original rear wrapper intact). Brown morocco clamshell case. Provenance: George Morland (signature); Unidentified collector (sale, Christie's, 14 December 1984, lot 195). Wolf and Hayes, Library of Ben Franklin, no.563 2 engraved folding plates. 326 pp., [7] pp. index, [1] p. ads. 8vo (8-3?4 x 5-1?2 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        New dictionary of natural history, or compleatuniversal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most courios and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured

       1785. 1 Auflage 100 handkolorierte Kupferstichen vollständigVery rare edition of the major work by the natural scientist Frederic Martyn, 1785 A.D. AUTHOR: William Frederic Martyn (1758-1837) was a famous natural scienist of the 18th. c. resp. of the early 19.th. c. TITLE: \"New dictionary of natural history, or compleatuniversal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most courios and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured\" PRINTER / PUBLISHING HOUSE: Harrison & Co., London, 1785 A.D. see literature Nissen ZBI 2729; Freeman 2510; Wood 453. DESCRIPTION: William Frederic Martyn, in 2 volumes, printed in London. In these books there are 100 fullpaged and fine contemporary handcoloured copper engravings of animals. The work from A to Z described many kinds of animals. This is the first edition! There are for example pictures of birds, butterflies, insects, beetles, shells, amphibians and fishes as well as numerous kinds from the range of the quadruped. The two volumes are absolutely complete in their description and in the number of copper engravings. Probably at the second volume an alphabetical index is missing. BINDING: - 2 magnificent binding in calf leather with gilt stamped titles and ornaments - lightly rubbed and scratched - strong inner book FOLIO - Size of the books app.: 37.5 x 24.5 x 5 cm LAYOUT: - beautiful double column print - alphabetical structure ASSORTING: Band 1 (A-K) - 2 blank leaves - title in red / black print - a1, b1, b2, 1 nn (Index), c2, c2-z2, 2a2-2z2, 3a2-3z2, 4a2-4z2, 5a2-5k2 - 2 blank leaves at the back Band 2 (L-Z) - 2 blank leaves - title in red / black print - a1, b1, c-z2, 2a2-2z2, 3a2-3z2, 4a2-4z2, 5a2-5f2 - 2 blank leaves at the back ILLUSTRATION: Band 1 (A-K) - 53 fullpage handcoloured copper engravings Band 2 (L-Z) - 47 fullpage handcoloured copper engravings CONDITION: - in very good condition - paper only slightly brownish, partly minimal brownstained - 1 plate in the left page corner restored, without picture loss - 1 plate with crack in the margin - 3 leaves with creases - otherwise very decorative, clean volumes Please you regard the detailed photos, they will be inspired! This is a original - no reproduction! ________________________________________ Seltenes Werk der Naturgeschichte von A-Z, 1785 A.D. Sie bieten auf 2 imposante Lederfolianten von W.F. Martyn AUTOR: William Frederic Martyn (1758-1837) war ein bedeutender Naturwissenschaftler des 18. bzw. des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. TITEL: „New dictionary of natural history, or compleatuniversal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most courios and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured\".\" DRUCKEREI/ VERLAG: Harrison & Co., London, 1785 A.D. vgl. Literatur Nissen ZBI 2729; Freeman 2510; Wood 453. BESCHREIBUNG: Naturgeschichte in englischer Sprache, welches als das Hauptwerk des Naturwissenschaftlers Martyn gilt. Es handelt sich um die Erstausgabe! Die beiden Bände enthalten detaillierte Beschreibungen der Tierwelt von A-Z, welche mit 100 überwältigenden, ganzseitigen und handkolorierten Kupfertafeln vorliegen und durch ihr natürliches Kolorit sowie die naturgetreue Darstellungsweise überzeugen. Enthalten sind u.a. verschiedene und unzählige Arten von Vögeln/Papageien, Schmetterlinge, Insekten, Käfer, Muscheln, Amphibien und Fische sowie zahlreiche Arten aus dem Bereich der Vierbeiner. Die beiden Bände sind in ihrer Beschreibung und in der Anzahl der Kupfertafeln absolut vollständig. Band 2 schießt mit dem Verweis \"Alphabetical\", vermutlich fehlt hier noch einmal ein alphabetischer Index. In Band 1 ist der gesamte alphabetische Index vorgebunden. Als äußerst beeindruckend stellt sich der gute Erhaltungszustand des Lexika-Werkes dar, was sich in Attraktivität und Wertigkeit gebührend widerspiegelt. EINBAND: - imposante Leder-Einbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Ornamenten - Ecken bestoßen, Deckel berieben und beschabt sowie einige Kratzspuren - Rücken und Gelenke sauber restauriert - Buchblöcke fest und stabil. FOLIO - Maße je: 37,5 x 24,5 x 5 cm SATZSPIEGEL: - schöner 2-spaltiger Druck - alphabetische Gliederung AUFBAU: Band 1 (A-K) - 2 Vorsatzblätter - Titel in rot/schwarzem Druck - a1, b1, b2, 1 nn (Index), c2, c2-z2, 2a2-2z2, 3a2-3z2, 4a2-4z2, 5a2-5k2 - 2 Vorsatzblätter hinten Band 2 (L-Z) - 2 Vorsatzblätter - Titel in rot/schwarzem Druck - a1, b1, c-z2, 2a2-2z2, 3a2-3z2, 4a2-4z2, 5a2-5f2 - 2 Vorsatzblätter hinten ILLUSTRATIONEN: Band 1 (A-K) - 53 ganzseitige handkolorierte Kupfertafeln Band 2 (L-Z) - 47 ganzseitige handkolorierte Kupfertafeln ZUSTAND: - sehr guter Erhaltungszustand - Papier nur minimal gebräunt, stellenweise leicht braunfleckig - 1 Tafel in der linken oberen Ecke leicht restauriert, ohne Bildverlust - 1 Tafel im Plattenrand mit Einriss ohne Verlust - 3 Blatt in der Mitte leicht gestaucht (Quetschfalte) - beide Bücher sind sehr dekorative, wohlerhaltene und saubere Bände Bitte sehen Sie sich dazu die detaillierten Fotos an, Sie werden begeistert sein! 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        LES LOIX, US ET COUTUMES DE LA SOUVERAINETE DE NEUCHÂTEL ET VALANGIN.

      - Neuchâtel, Fauche, 1785, In-folio. Belle reliure en plein veau marron. Dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre ocre. Tranches rouges. Élégante typographie. Première édition. Bel exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schlacht bey Krefeldt den 23te Junius 1758. C.F. Gürsch. sc. 1758.':.

      - Kupferstich v. C.F. Gürsch b. Tempelhoff, 1785, 51 x 42,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 269. - Zeigt die Schlacht im Jahre 1758 mit dem Gebiet Aldekerk, Willich, Krefeld und Kempen. - Oben rechts große Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Unten links Titelkartusche. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Begun and Held at the Public Buildings in the City of Richmond, on Monday, the Third day of May, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four. (Authorizing Washington to start companies, and more) [bound with]: Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Begun and Held at the Public Buildings in the City of Richmond, on Monday the Eighteenth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four. [bound with]: In the House of Delegates, Thursday the 30th of December 1784.

      J. Dunlap and J. Hayes, Richmond 1785 - 23; [2],31; [4]pp. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling and wear. Contemporary notations on each titlepage.Very good. Second work trimmed closely, affecting some page numbers and a line or two of text. Two leaves with an older tape repair. Final leaf silked with marginal loss. Virginia Commonwealth Acts Authorizing Washington to Start Companies, and More The rare session laws for both sessions of the Virginia state legislature for 1784, together with the final two leaves containing bills involving customs administration for British shipping. Acts in the first session include acts concerning the appointment of delegates to Congress; acts for raising revenue; an act giving Congress extra powers for a limited time to help regulate the commercial interests of the new country; as well as numerous others necessary to the business of a new state. The second session includes acts establishing courts of assize; an act for improving the navigation of the James River; numerous acts on revenue; and others. Most notable is "An Act punishing certain offences injurious to the tranquility of this Commonwealth," which deals with incursions into Indian lands beyond Virginia's boundaries, forbidding the committing of crimes beyond the state's borders and laying out punishments thereof. There is also an act establishing the town of Louisville, Kentucky, and "An Act for vesting in George Washington, Esq; a certain interest in the Companies established for opening and extending the navigation of the Potowmack and James Rivers." The final two leaves are a separate imprint containing two acts concerning British shipping. The first of these is entitled "An Act for enabling the British merchants to recover their debts from the citizens of this Commonwealth." The second, the text of which comprises three full pages, is entitled "A bill intituled An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly concerning naval officers and ascertaining their fees and duties payable on goods imported into this state." All three are very rare and known in only a handful of copies. Bristol B2611; ESTC W14111, W14156, W38640; Evans 18858, 19348. Shipton & Mooney 44826. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Richmond: Printed by J. Dunlap and J. Hayes, [1784-1785]. - 23; [2],31; [4]pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling and wear. Contemporary notations on each titlepage.Very good. Second work trimmed closely, affecting some page numbers and a line or two of text. Two leaves with an older tape repair. Final leaf silked with marginal loss. Good. The rare session laws for both sessions of the Virginia state legislature for 1784, together with the final two leaves containing bills involving customs administration for British shipping. Acts in the first session include acts concerning the appointment of delegates to Congress; acts for raising revenue; an act giving Congress extra powers for a limited time to help regulate the commercial interests of the new country; as well as numerous others necessary to the business of a new state. The second session includes acts establishing courts of assize; an act for improving the navigation of the James River; numerous acts on revenue; and others. Most notable is "An Act punishing certain offences injurious to the tranquility of this Commonwealth," which deals with incursions into Indian lands beyond Virginia's boundaries, forbidding the committing of crimes beyond the state's borders and laying out punishments thereof. There is also an act establishing the town of Louisville, Kentucky, and "An Act for vesting in George Washington, Esq; a certain interest in the Companies established for opening and extending the navigation of the Potowmack and James Rivers." The final two leaves are a separate imprint containing two acts concerning British shipping. The first of these is entitled "An Act for enabling the British merchants to recover their debts from the citizens of this Commonwealth." The second, the text of which comprises three full pages, is entitled "A bill intitutled An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly concerning naval officers and ascertaining their fees and duties payable on goods imported into this state." All three are very rare and known in only a handful of copies. EVANS 18858, 19348. ESTC W14111, W14156, W38640. BRISTOL B2611. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44826.

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        Vollständige Glasmacherkunst

      Nürnberg Christoph Riegel 1785 - 472 Seiten, danach Register, restauriert und neu aufgebunden in Halbleder, Frontispitz, zahlreiche Tafeln mit Instrumenten und Öfen, leicht gebräunt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.Das Buch zeugt von dem großen Erfahrungsschatz u. immensen Wissen des aus Holst Erläuterungen über Anton Neri, sieben Bücher von dem Glasmachen und Dr. Merrets hierüber gemachte Anmerkungen als auch eine grosse Anzahl nützlich und angenhmer Versuche nebst einem Anhang von den Perlen und Edelsteinen. 645 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES SULLIVAN TO ELBRIDGE GERRY, CALLING FOR FRUGALITY AS A NATIONAL CHARACTERISTIC, INCLUDING AT THE PRESIDENT'S DINING TABLE]

      Boston, 1785. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Strip of later paper attached to left margin on verso of each piece. Very good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. James Sullivan, Massachusetts lawyer and politician, writes to Founding Father Elbridge Gerry, discussing the need for frugality to be a core American virtue. Sullivan was involved in the convention that wrote the state's first constitution, and led the movement to secure representation in the lower House for a representative from each town. He served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1790 to 1807, when he resigned his post to assume the position of governor. He was a good friend of his correspondent, Elbridge Gerry. Gerry served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new constitution. His name is perhaps best remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as president, and died in office in November 1814. Espousing a very New England view of the situation, Sullivan imparts his thoughts on the subject of national character to his friend, emphasizing the ways in which frugality as a national trait will elevate America's position on the world stage. He advocates legislating the expense and extravagance of the President's table, in order to set a precedent that will filter down to the state leaders, etc., and be passed down as an example to all of the nation's future leaders. The letter reads, in part: "My dear Gerry, You will permit me to trouble you with one thought on public measures, which though unimportant in your eye, yet your candour & friendship will pardon the intrusion. I cannot but wish, however unfashionable I may be in it, that our national character (for one we must have) may be marked by industry and oeconomy [sic]. I wish it might be said to the traveller who shall be on his way to America, 'You will find then an hospitable people, but men who uniformly attend to the various calls of industry, & while their tables are crowned with plenty, they are governed in their expenses by the rules of frugality. Their state of life is such as affords the most happy presage of their young republic being lasting as the constitution of it is pure.' A character like this would raise us in the estimation of foreigners, would fix our private and establish our public credit among the nations of the world; it would yield us an infinite advantage over what we can possibly obtain in our present carreer [sic] of mimicking fops, and men of fortune in old countries.... "I am persuaded that it is in the power of Congress immediately to lay such a foundation for table frugality throughout the union as will not be shaken for a long time yet to come. You have a gentleman at the head of the federal table whom I conceive to be not only a theoretic but a practical whig and in all instances a firm patriot. Should Congress now advise or direct that his table should be spread in a mode suitable to the state and situation of a young republic, that it should bare [sic] enough for the surrounding guests without groaning under an immense weight or the wasting surplusage, which we generally see at what are called polite tables, it would be an example aided by the strength of superior opinion while all the federal officers and all the governors of the separate states would hand it down with obligations to the people. It would very soon be rendered disreputable to gentlemen of private life to exceed the measure sanctified by so great an authority. I know it may be objected that foreign ministers keep tables which ought not to be more than equal to that supported by the union....The idea of making the entertainment as splendid as the guest is an unfortunate mistake; the table ought to appear as splendid as the owner.... "For a young republic struggling under an oppression of public and private demands, with scarcely one man in it who can retire from business upon his fortune, to ape the nobility of old countries must I think end in a most disagreeable manner. I know it would by some be thought a piece of indulgence to move Congress for an ordinance to regulate the President's table, but should the President himself move Congress, and lay the foundation of such a measure, it would itemize his memory and render him as respectable as if he had conquered armies in defence of his country for it is in vain to wash the soil of our country in blood to regain her freedom unless we endeavor as zealously against every unhappy habit which threatens to subvert it." An interesting letter by this Massachusetts politician to Gerry, showing one man's opinion of the ways the government should economize.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. "Fréderic II Roi de Prusse" nach König Friedrich s II. Wachtparade in Potsdam. Ganzportrait zu Pferde,.

      - Kupferstich n. Chodowiecki b. Sayer & Bennett, um 1785, 27,4 x 33 ( Blattgr. ). Vgl. Bauer / Wormsbächer 416, Engelmann 200, III. - Mit der gestochenen Schrift in der Platte: "Daniel Chodowiecki ad naturam delineavit Berolini 1778 - Sold by Sayer & Bennet No.53. Fleet Street London.". Schöner, kräftiger Abdruck. - Dargestellt ist in der Blattmitte Friedrich II zu Pferde, zu der links aufmarschierten Leibgarde gewendet. Rechts hinter ihm ( ebenfalls zu Pferde ) der Kronprinz ( der spätere König Friedr. Wilh. II ), General Ramin und General Ziethen. - Restaurierter Einriß am oberen Rand.

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        Stans. (Stanz) Capitale du Canton Unterwalden contre le Rigui (sic).

      Se vend chez l?auteur, s.d., vers 1785, - 26x35 cm (vue), gravure originale au trait, coloriée à la main / Original-Radierung handkoloriert. 1 feuille sous passepartout. Heinrich Thomann, Maler und Kupferstecher von Zollikon bei Zürich. Er fertigte eine grosse Anzahl Schweizeransichten in Rotstift und Aquarell an, ebenso Radierungen, die er dann oft auch kolorierte (Brun).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brun Schweizer Lexikon, Bd. 4, S. 305.

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        Historia Ecclesiastica Veteris Novique Testamentis, ab orbe condito ad Annum post Christum natum millesimum sexcentesimum: et in loca ejusdem insignia dissertationes historicae, chronologicae, criticae, dogmaticae (22 Bände KOMPLETT) - Tomus I - XX; Supplementum I/ II.

      Christian Voigt; 1785 ff.. Editio omnium novissima; je Band ca. 500 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ stark berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig.Halbleder; KOMPLETTPREIS für 22 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH! (Weitere Bilder finden Sie auf unserer Homepage: www.books4less.de) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Weimar, 1. November 1785. - 2 SS. 4to. Doppelblatt. An einen mit ihm befreundeten Buchhändler in Leipzig: " Ich kam erst vorige Woche von einer ziemlich langen Reise mit dem Herzoge über Aachen, Spaa und Pyrmont wieder zurück. Ihren Brief nebst der neuen Uebersetzung des Figaro erhielt ich zu Pyrmount " ("Le Mariage de Figaro" von Beaumarchais, 1784.)

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        The History and Practice of Aerostation

      London: Printed for the author, 1785. First edition. 2 engraved folding plates. 326 pp., [7] pp. index, [1] p. ads. 8vo (8-3?4 x 5-1?2 inches). (Disbound, uncut, most of original rear wrapper intact). Brown morocco clamshell case. Provenance: George Morland (signature); Unidentified collector (sale, Christie's, 14 December 1984, lot 195). Wolf and Hayes, Library of Ben Franklin, no.563. First edition. 2 engraved folding plates. 326 pp., [7] pp. index, [1] p. ads. 8vo (8-3?4 x 5-1?2 inches). "Souvenir du 'Bon Homme Richard'". An influential scientific account of early aeronautical experiments, and the first English-language treatise on the subject.  This copy has a presentation inscription from Benjamin Franklin to Pierre Samuel du Pont, followed by a presentation inscription from DuPont to a family member, possibly a daughter-in-law or grandchild.  Written on the titlepage, the inscriptions read:  "To Mr. DuPont de Nemours from his obliged and obedt. servt. B. Franklin"; and beneath that, "A ma chere cousine en Carolina, Aoust 1799, DuPont de Nemours Souvenir du 'Bon Homme Richard.'" Bon Homme Richard is, of course, a reference to Franklin's Poor Richard.  Though the inscription by Franklin is faint, it was authenticated by Edwin Wolf in his survey of books which had belonged to Benjamin Franklin. Since Franklin gave the book away in his lifetime, it would not have been part of the final library he assembled in Philadelphia at the end of his life.   While serving as American plenipotentiary in France, Franklin took a keen interest in the first balloon ascents made by the Montgolfier brothers, witnessing the first unmanned ascent in August 1783, and the first manned flight in November that year.  Franklin was among the eminent scientists who signed an official certification for the Montgolfiers (noted by Cavallo on p.50 of this work).  Franklin wrote detailed accounts of the experiments in letters to Sir Joseph Banks, who showed little interest in them, though Franklin cautioned him that such balloon experiments could lead to greater achievements beyond imagination.  Cavallo describes the early balloon experiments in France and England, speculates on the scientific principles they employ and envisions applications of the nascent science.  Much of the work is devoted to the Montgolfier brothers.  When asked by a skeptical observer what practical use a hot-air balloon might be, Franklin famously responded, "What is the use of a new-born baby?"   Franklin made the acquaintance of Pierre Samuel du Pont in France, spending a good deal of time in his company and offering high praise for du Pont's first major work of political philosophy, Physiocracy. By 1799, Pierre's son Victor Marie was a resident of Charleston, as French consul for the Carolinas and Georgia. He also spent some time in Philadelphia where he too met Franklin. He returned to France in the summer of 1799 to assist his family in their immigration to America. Leibmann & Wahl 644; Maggs Cat 387: 85; 295 see Carr, The duPonts of Delaware pp. 16-17

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        Melchoris Cani Episcopi Canariensis, ex ordine praedicatorum, Opera. .

      1785. . 1785 - Tipografía de Benito Cano. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . Vol I.-44H+592pp Vol II.- 4H+704pp. Cuarto Menor. Plena Piel de época. Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Cristianismo) . Melchor Cano fué un renombrado dominico, obispo y teólogo, alumno de Francisco de Vitoria, fue compañero de fray Luis de Granada y Bartolomé de Carranza. Hombre de sólida cultura y formación, sus obras son de gran autoridad. Bello ejemplar en encuadernación de época con lomos dorados, tejuelo y nervios. .

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        Componimenti poetici di Fortunata Sulgher Fantastici fra gli arcadi Temira Parraside accademica firentina &c.

      Firenze, Pietro Allegrini, 26. Settembre 1785 - . 4°. V (1) S, XCVI S. mit 1 Titelkupfer von J. Macpherson, gest. von F. Gregori. Pgmt.d.Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr selten. Alter Vorbesitzername auf Vorsatzblatt. Teils leicht stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRATADO DE VENDAGES Y APOSITOS PARA EL USO DE LOS REALES COLEGIOS DE CIRUGIA. Ilustrado con diez laminas, en que se manifiestan los apositos necesarios á cada operacion, tanto separados, como aplicados con sus correspondientes vendages para la mas facil inteligencia de los principiantes.

      Imp. Joseph Bolado. Madrid, 1785 - . 21 cm. 4 h., 144 pág. y 10 láms. plegadas. Enc. de à poca deslucida, en pergamino. Marcas de anterior poseedor en guardas y portadilla. Interior limpio. Medicina y farmacia. Vendajes y apà sitos.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Dritter und Vierter Theil = Die neue Heloise, oder Briefe zweyer Liebender aus einer kleinen Stadt am Fuße der Alpen. Übersetzt von (Karl Friedrich) Cramer. Teil 1, 2 und 3 in 2 Bänden ( von 6 erschienenen Teilen ).

      Rellstab Berlin 1785 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1785 - 1786 = Erste deutsche Ausgabe ). Mit LXVIII ( Vorrede (, 399 Seiten, XXXIV ( Beylagen ) / 440 Seiten. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten. In Pappbänden der Zeit, 8° ( 16,5 x 9 cm ). Die Bände jeweils mit Inhaltsverzeichnig. Einbände jeweils stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, Bezugspapier sich teils lösend. Die schmalen Einbandrücken von alter Hand tituliert *Rousseau, Heloise, 1. Theil - 2. Theil*. Innen jeweils ein altes Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel vorn *Bibliothek Hermann Ott*, Bindung jeweils gelockert. Seiten teils gering stockfleckig, wenige Seiten etwas stärker stock- oder leicht braunfleckig, wenige Seiten angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig. - selten - Zusammen 2 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Rousseau, Cramer, Heloise, Neue Heloise, Google, Hermann Ott, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Werkausgabe

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        A Sea Otter Plate #43. Cook's Third Voyage: Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      London:: G. Nichol and T. Cadell,, 1785.. First printing. Archivally matted. Fine/ . Fine original copperplate engraving in the first edition by Peter Mazell after drawing by J. Webber. Sheet size: 56 x 40.2 cm. Plate mark: 26.8 x 20 cm. Scene: Reclining Nootka Sound Sea Otter on shore with rocks and vegetation. Scene sketched by John Webber (British 1751-1793), and engraved for the publication of the Cook's Third Voyage by Peter Mazell (British 1761-1797). An important composition illustrating one of the major reasons for the fervent discovery, exploration and claim of the Northwest Coast during the late 18th century: the otter trade. Cook's Third Voyage: Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere, to determine the position and extent of the west side of North America, its distance from Asia, and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe, performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in his Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780. The objective of the Third Voyage was to search for the North-West Passage from the western side of North America, and continue the surveying of the Pacific. In addition to the exploration, charting and documentation of the Northwest Coast from the Bering Straits to Northern California, the Expedition also named Tasmania, New Zealand & the Cook, Tonga & Hawaiian Islands. Cook was murdered in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. The narrative of Cook's Third Voyage was compiled by James King, who succeeded James Cook as Commander upon Cook's death. "This voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery- The Hawaiian Islands." Hill p. 62.

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        Glacier de Rosenlaui dans le pays de Hasly.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 23 x 32 cm, aquatinte coloriée à la main, qqs rousseurs, 1 feuille encadrement en bois doré (41 x 50.5 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 30 (p. 344).

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        Thun. Lac et ville de Thun avec la rivière de l?Aar / Prise à Vue d?Oiseau de la Terrasse du Château.

      Amsterdam, Yntema, 1785, - 23x43.5 cm (Lichtmass), aquatinte imprimée en couleurs et retouches à la main, Dédiée à S.A.S. Mde Louise Princesse Hered. de Brunswik née Princesse d?Orange et de Nassau. Par son très humble et très obéissant serviteur Hentzi. Chalco Graphica Hentziana, 1 feuille sous encadrement or (37x50 cm.) Aus ?Wolf, Vues remarquables des Montagnes de la Suisse dessinées et coloriées d?après nature, avec leur déscription. Chez J. Yntema, Libraire. Bildformat 22.8x31.6 cm. Das von der Kleinmeistern am häufigsten gewählte Sujet in Thun. präsentiert sich hier in einer der gefälligsten und klarsten Dartellungen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf.: Marcus Krebser: Thun und seine Landschaft 2004, S. 57 mit Abbildung; Inv. N° 253.

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        Poetique de la musique.

      de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur,, A Paris, 1785 - Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xii, 384; (4) 352. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Piatti inquadrati da filetti in oro, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli gialli. Solo un piccolo segno d'usura ad una cuffia, peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione ed Opera prima del Lacepede, meglio conosciuto per i suoi studi naturalistici cui si dedicherà negl'anni successivi, spesso insieme a Buffon. La passione musicale caratterizzò però gli anni iniziali della sua vita e lo portò in circoli dove potè incontrare Gluck ed altri celebri musicisti. Cfr. New Grove (X 345): "His poetique de la musique offered an unusually serious discussion of instrumental music". Opera interessante e difficilmente reperibile. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIPCAO DO REINO DE PORTUGAL EM QUE SE TRATA DA SUA ORIGEM - PRODUCCOES, DAS PLANTAS, MINERAES ET FRUCTOS:COM HUMA BREVE NOTICIA DE ALGUNS HEROES E TAMBEM HEROINAS QUE SE FIZERAO DISTINTOS PELAS SUAS VIRTUDES E VALOR.

      Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, Lisboa (Lisbona) 1785 - Edizione: Seconda edizione . Pagine: 376+XI . Formato: 24° . Rilegatura: Cartonato pelle scura con al dorso scritte oro su fondo nocciola . Stato: Discreto . Caratteristiche: Dedicata dall'Autore, a D.Francisco Rafael De Castro, l'opera in portoghese si vendeva "na loja de Borel, Borel e Companhia quasi defronte da Igreja de N.S.dos Martyres. Questo volume, come riporta una piccola nota ad inchiostro, fu acquistata a Lisbona dal signor Peragallo nel 1869 ed è la riproduzione dell'edizione stampata nel 1610

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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 Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kerken. WITH: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen bij den Openbaren Godsdienst in de Nederlandsche Hervormde Gemeenten gebruikt te worden. Op uitdrukkelijken last van alle de synoden der voornoemde gemeenten. Bijeen verzameld en in orde gebragt in de jaren 1803, 1804 en 1805. (Biblia/Bijbel).

      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.

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        Lettres critiques et politiques sur les colonies et le commerce des villes maritimes de France, adressées à G.T. RAYNAL. par M. ***.

      et se trouve à Paris,, Genève, 1785 - In-8°, 292 pp. ; 63 pp. Edition originale de cet ouvrage qui défend la nécessité économique de l'esclavage et la liberté de commerce.Jean-Baptiste Dubucq (1717-1795), qui fut président de la Chambre de commerce et d'agriculture de la Martinique et représenta la Martinique, en tant que colonie, à Paris.et Pierre-Ulric Dubuisson (1746-1794) défendent l'arrêt du Conseil d'État du 30 août 1784 exemptant de taxes les ports de Guadeloupe, Martinique et Saint Domingue et réfutent le célèbre ouvrage de l'abbé Raynal dénonçant l'esclavage, publié pour la première fois en 1770, L’Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes, connue sous le nom d’Histoire des deux Indes et dont la troisième édition, datée de 1780, sera condamnée.Complet de La Conversation d'un officier d'artillerie (13 pp.), in fine.Relié à la suite : "Du commerce des colonies, ses principes et ses lois, la paix est le temps de regler & d'agrandir le commerce." par Michel-René HILLIARD d'AUBERTEUIL.(Sabin, 21032 ; Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes, t. 2, 1231).Bel exemplaire sur papier vergé. Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Observations on the Rights and Duty of Juries in Trials for Libels:...

      1785. The Role of Juries in the Determination of Seditious Libel Towers, Joseph [1737-1799]. Observations on the Rights and Duty of Juries in Trials for Libels: Together with Remarks on the Origin and Nature of the Law of Libels. Dublin: Printed by Messrs. Moncrieffe, Jenkin, White, Burnet, Burton, Byrne, H. Whitestone, Heery and Davis, 1785. viii, 147, [1] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning, finger smudges to a few leaves, small tear to fore-edge of title page, minor repair to following leaf. Early owner signature to half-title, "1785" to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition, and the only Irish edition. Originally published in London in 1784, this is the first work to popularize Erskine's famous argument in the Dean of St. Asaph's case seeking the jury's right to determine seditious libel. It is notable for its faith in juries and distrust of government. OCLC locates 7 copies of this imprint in North American law libraries. Not in Sweet & Maxwell, which lists the 1784 London edition. English Short-Title Catalogue N10039.

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        Blick auf Schloß Hegne ( heute Kloster ), im Hgr. die Insel Reichenau, "Hegne, Chareau et l'Isle de Reichenau . - Das Schloß Hegne und die Insel Reichenau im Bodensee von der Mitternachtseite".

      - Kupferstich v. Hauer n. Speth, um 1785, 29,7 x 42,5 Nicht bei Schefeld, siehe aber Schefold Nr. 24651 ( jedoch Ansicht von der Morgenseite ). Vorliegende Ansicht ist Schefold unbekannt geblieben. Der Betrachter schaut über das Schloss Hegne zur Insel Reichenau. Im Hintergrund das Schweizer Bodenseeufer ( Umgebung Salenstein ).

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        DE LA CAISSE D'ESCOMPTE

      [Paris]: np, 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

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        Observations sur le mémoire justificatif de la cour de Londres. / Relié ensemble avec: 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. (Première édition).

      Londres & Philadelphie / Au Palais-Royal, chez Ruault, 1779 / 1785, - in-8vo, 56 p. / 1 ff. + titre + LVI + 237 p., papier légèrement bruni, dédicace manuscrite ?de la part de l?auteur? sur titre des Observations, reliure d?époque en demi-veau, dos lisse avec pièce de titre et filets or, coins et coiffes légèrement usés. La Folle Journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro est une comédie en cinq actes de Beaumarchais écrite en 1778, dont la première représentation officielle eut lieu le 27 avril 1784 au théâtre de l'Odéon, après plusieurs années de censure. Chef-d??uvre du théâtre français et international, la pièce est considérée, par sa dénonciation des privilèges archaïques de la noblesse, comme l?un des signes avant-coureurs de la Révolution française. Deux ans après sa première représentation, la pièce a été adaptée en opéra par Mozart et Lorenzo da Ponte sous le titre ?Le nozze di Figaro? (Les Noces de Figaro).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet I, 719-720. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vue de la Chute de l?Arve près de Salenche. Eau-forte rehaussée à la main à l?aquarelle (en couleurs), avec signature dans l?estampe en bas à gauche ?C: Apostool F.?

      vers 1785, - 35.5x47 cm., (36x49), Passepartout Cornelis Apostool 1762-1844 (Ecole hollandaise), artiste et premier directeur du Musée Royal (devenu après le ?Rijksmuseum?) à Amsterdam en Hollande. Une lettre, (qui figurait dans le catalogue de la vente aux enchères à Annecy en 1991) du ?Rijksbureau voor Documentatie de la Haye? (Office Royal de Documentation), datée de 1975, concernant cette gravure, mentionne la rareté des dessins et des gravures de l?artiste: ?The drawings of this talented dillettante are rare and our documentation on him and his work is scanty? Malheureusement, la lettre a disparu depuis. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Catalogue de vente aux enchères à Annecy en 1991, n° 1.

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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. PERFORMED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPTAINS COOK, CLERKE, AND GORE, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS THE RESOLUTION AND DISCOVERY; IN THE YEARS 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, AND 1780

      London, 1785. Quarto text volumes: Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style, spine gilt, black morocco labels. Large folio atlas: Expertly bound to style in half tree calf and marbled, spine gilt uniform to the text volumes. Very good. Provenance: John Hutton (armorial bookplate in the text). A fine set of the second and best edition of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage, during which he explored Hawaii and the west coast of America, Canada and Alaska. "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" - Hill. The typography of the second edition text of the third voyage is generally considered superior to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and re-set all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported by Forbes who quotes an inscription in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to her doctor, Dr. Elliotson, which notes that "the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press." A pleasing set of Cook's third voyage, with the plates in the atlas free of any foxing and with strong impressions of the plates.

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        Ferdinand Ruscheweyh (1785-1845). Edle Ruhe. Bleistift auf Papier

      - Ferdinand Ruscheweyh (1785 Neustrelitz-Neustrelitz 1845). Edle Ruhe. 1836 . Bleistift auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Bleistift auf Papier. unten rechts signiert und datiert: "F. Ruscheweyh, 1ter September 1836". -- Größe/Size: -- 20,5 x 32,5 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Ruhig steht ein Pferd angebunden an einen Pflock. Wenige Striche deuten den kahlen Erdboden an, nur um den Pflock sprießen einzelne Grashalme, ein Stein liegt davor. Das Pferd schaut nach links, mit einem Gurt ist eine Decke auf seinem Rücken befestigt. Allein die leicht versetzten Hinterläufe bringen Bewegung in die ruhige Szene. Das auf dem Pflock abgelegte Striegelwerkzeug erklärt die ergebene Haltung des Pferdes, es wurde gerade gestriegelt. Geordnet liegt die Mähne über dem Hals und zwischen den aufmerksam aufgestellten Ohren, geordnet sind auch die langen Haare des Schweifes. In enger Schraffur arbeitet die Binnenzeichnung die Muskulatur des Tieres heraus. Ein starkes Licht-Schatten-Spiel akzentuiert den Faltenwurf der Decke, detailliert sind die Nüstern und das Auge erfaßt. Besonders naturalistisch wirkt der Pflock durch die Astlöcher. Ferndinand Ruscheweyh, geboren 1785 in Neustrelitz und dort 1846 verstorben, studierte in Berlin und Wien. 1808 ging er nach Rom, wo er sich den Nazarenern anschloß und bis 1832 lebte. Finanziell unterstützt von Wilhelm und Caroline von Humboldt, wurde Ruscheweyh in Rom zu einem der führenden Vertreter des nazarenischen Reproduktionsstichs. Er stach vor allem nach Raffael, Michelangelo, Domenichino, Giulio Romano und Rubens aber auch nach seinen Zeitgenossen Asmus Jacob Carstens, Johann Friedrich Overbeck und Franz Pforr. Seine Stiche nach Zeichnungen von Peter von Cornelius zu Goethes Faust, 1816 erschienen, verhalfen ihm, seinen Ruhm als hervorragender Graphiker zu begründen. Unsere Zeichnung vereint in der präzisen Feinheit der Linie und der graphischen Strenge der Darstellung die Ideale, denen Ruscheweyh sein hohes Ansehen zu verdanken hat. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA WITH THE BRITISH & SPANISH TERRITORIES ACCORDING TO THE TREATY OF 1784

      [London], 1785. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches. Trimmed to plate mark bottom margin, neatlines intact, mounted on silk mending a split at center fold, large lateral margins. Very good. Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the fourth issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series which almost never appear on the market. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. The present map depicts the United States with its new boundaries as determined at the end of the Revolutionary War, as ratified at the Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3rd, 1783 (the Treaty went into effect in April of 1784). The map is beautifully colored to identify American, British, and Spanish territories, and the coasts of Newfoundland, rich in cod then, to which the French were granted fishing rights. The Treaty of Paris settlement established the new United States from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Unfortunately, the source of the Mississippi had not been determined, though the map provides two possible "Mississippi River by Conjecture" sites. Consequently, no definitive northwestern border could be determined. Streeter notes that the locations of potential sources of the Mississippi were moved somewhat in this issue from previous versions. More relevantly, we note open western borders for every state from Georgia to Pennsylvania, except South Carolina. The boundaries between New York, the Iroquois Nation, and Pennsylvania are non-existent; but Vermont, though not yet a ratified state, has been inserted between New York and New Hampshire, the beginning of a settlement of an old quarrel. Maine is part of Massachusetts and divided between the "Main" and "Sagahadok" regions. The land west of the Appalachians but east of the Mississippi, while theoretically apportioned to the United States, is shown to actually be in the possession of the various native tribes. British hopes for this region lay very much with them. By the Treaty of Paris, Spain, who had allied themselves with France, took back possession of Florida from Britain, and the vast Louisiana Territory from France. England and Spain were now the predominant North American powers, with the fledgling United States relatively minor. The composition is completed by an extremely fine title cartouche, which depicts a scene in which slaves prepare barrels, bundles, and bales for export. This cartouche appeared on several incarnations of this map, and it points to a couple of interesting aspects of the British perception of America: one, America's continuance of slavery, declarations of rights and freedom notwithstanding; and two, the benefits of commerce to both nations. In fact, trade between the two countries resumed soon after the war, despite French protestations.

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

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

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        The Trial of a Cause instituted by Richard Pepper Arden, Esq; his Majesty's Attorney General, by Writ of Scire Facia, to Repeal a Patent granted the Sixteenth of December 1775, to Mr. Richard Arkwright, for an Invention of certain Instruments and Machines for preparing Silk, Cotton, Flax, and Wool for Spinning; before The Honourable Francis Buller, one of the Judges of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench, at Westminster-Hall, on Saturday the 25th of June 1785

      London: Printed for Hughes and Walsh, 1785. First edition, folio, 191, [1]pp., large folding engraved frontispiece of Arkwright's spinning machine (with a closed tear and offsetting), institutional perforated stamp on title, library label to front paste-down, nineteenth-century pebbled cloth, upper joint split, morocco title label, head and foot of spine chipped. "An important trial involving the validity of a patent held by Richard Arkwright the cotton manufacturer. Arkwright had invented and patented many machines used in the process of producing yarn. This meant that much of the cotton industry manufacturers were using technology which was owned by Arkwright but because this technology was so successful they continued to use the machinery without Arkwright's permission. Arkwright had already taken legal action against nine firms in 1781. The nine firms claimed that the language of his patents was too vague and Arkwright, who had wanted the language of his patents to be exactly that was found to have no case. So in 1785 he took legal action once more to enforce his patents, but by now so many were using his machines that he could not defeat them. Mr. Justice Buller stated, that - the case was of great importance and that one of the questions was, whether the machinery was invented by the defendant. Judge Buller concluded as follows: " Gentlemen. thus the case stands, as to the several component parts of this machine; and if upon them you are satisfied, none of them were inventions unknown at the time this patent was granted, or that they were not invented by the defendant, upon either of these points, the prosecutor is entitled to your verdict. If upon any point, you are of opinion with the prosecutor, you will find a verdict for him. If upon all the points, you are of opinion for the defendant, you will find a verdict for him." The verdict was against the defendant; a new trial was moved for, but no allegation was made of a misdirection in point of law." (Lawmentor.)

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

      London : John Fielding, 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.

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        Briefe über Amerika . Aus dem Italienischen des Herrn Grafen Carlo Carli übersetzt, und mit eigenen Anmerkungen versehen von Christian Gottfried Henning. Erster und zweiter Theil (von drei Teilen) in zwei Bänden.

      Gera Christoph Friedrich Bekmann 1785 - Zwei Original-Halbledereinbände mit Titel und floraler Verzierung in Golddruck auf Rücken. Lederecken und Einbände mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren. Vorsätze leimschattig. Band 1: 468 Seiten, (12 S.) ohne das hintere Vorsatzblatt. Band 2: 502 Seiten, (10 S.), 8°. Rar. Der italienische Ökonom, Historiker, Archäologe und Soziologe Garf Carli (1720 - 1795) setzt sich in seinen "Briefen über Amerika", in Form von 44 Kapiteln (Briefen) mit der geologischen, historischen und ethnologischen Entwicklung beider Amerikas auseinander. Hierbei vergleicht er seine Beschreibungen und Theorien mit den Ansätzen anderer zeitgenössischer und antiker Autoren. Viele Beschreibungen beziehen sich auf die Sitten und Gebräuche der Ureinwohner des Kontinents; geologische Darstellungen bleiben im Bereich des Spekulativen da hierfür die wissenschaftlichen Ansätze noch nicht vorhanden sind. So befasst er sich auch mit den Überschwemmungen der Erde (Untergang von Atlantis und Sündflut) die seiner Ansicht nach von Kometen ausgelöst worden sind. Er ist der erste "Atlantisforscher", der ein kosmologisches Ereignis (Komet) als Verursacher der Atlantis-Katastrophe voraussetzte. Auch wenn die von Rinaldo Carli vertretene Annahme eines zentralatlantischen "Riesenkontinents" nicht realistisch ist, so sind seine "Briefe über Amerika" aufgrund der Fülle der darin verarbeiteten Referenzmaterialen antiker und zeitgenössischer Autoren, eine beeindruckende Quelle des XVIII. Jahrhunderts. Ohne den dritten Teil " In welchem (der Autor) Hn. Bailly's Meynung in Absicht auf Plato's Atlantis untersucht, und des Hn. Grafen von Buffon Hypothese von der allmähligen Erkaltung der Erde geprüft wird". Die Erstausgabe erschien 1780 als zweibändiges Werk unter dem Titel "Delle lettere Americane". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Typographical Antiquities; or an Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing in Great Britain and Ireland: Containing Memoirs of our Ancient Printers, and a Register of Books Printed by them, From the Year MCCCCLXXI to the Year MDC Begun by the Late Joseph Ames Considerably Augmented, both in the Memoirs and Number of Books, by William Herbert

      3 vols. London: Printed for the Editor, 1785. 3 vols., 4to, (8), [i]-iv,[iv list of subscribers], xliv, 684, [1 index]; [ii], 685-1308, [2 index]; [ii],1309-1875, [1, directions to the binder]pp. With a frontispiece, 8 plates, and occasional cuts in the text. Old calf neatly rebacked. First edition of Herbert's continuation and revision of Ames' celebrated 'Typographical Antiquities'. ?After 25 years spent preparing the first two volumes of this revision, the doors to the Stationers' Company and their Register books were opened to Herbert (40 years earlier Ames had been denied access to Stationers' Hall). It was this, more than any other single source, that enabled Herbert to rise above Ames' previous edition.? (Forest Books?. Dibdin?s revision of Ames?s and Herbert?s history of early English printing was printed in 1810. Joseph Ames?s work appeared in 1749. William Herbert acquired Ames?s own interleaved copy and brought out a new edition in three volumes incorporating Ames?s considerable additional notes and himself approximately trebling the original text. Dibdin purchased Herbert?s interleaved copy of Ames (for £42), from which he produced this edition. As Jackson notes, this edition ?includes only those printers and publishers ?" and not all of them ?" who were included in the first two volumes of Herbert?s edition of Ames.? (W&P A15)

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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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