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        CABINET DES MODES, ou les modes nouvelles

      1785. CABINET DES MODES, ou les modes nouvelles, décrits d'une manière claire & précise, & répresentées par des planches en tailledouce enluminées. Volume one (all published under this title). 192 pp. Illustrated with 72 engraved fashion plates, of which 64 are in contemporary hand-colouring. 8vo., 201 x 125 mm, bound in contemporary French red morocco, upper covers framed by triple gilt fillet, spine gilt with ornamental tools, title gilt within two black lettering pieces, blue marbled endpapers. Paris: Bousson, 1785-1786. |~||~||~||~||~| The First French Fashion Magazine, and also the most important early fashion magazine in existence. The Cabinet des modes began publication shortly before the Revolution in France, and its aristocratic clientèle precisely those whom the Revolution sought to extinguish. Its publication was due to the enterprise of Jean-Antoine Brun, dit Lebrun-Toussa. He explains that this work has been designed to offer its readers "une connaissance exacte et prompte, tant des habillemens et parures nouvelles des personnes de l'un et l'autre sexe, que des nouveaux meubles de toutes espèces, des nouvelles décorations, embellissemens d'appartemens, nouvelles formes de voitures, bijoux, ouvrages d'orfèvrerie et généralement de tout ce que la mode offre de singulier, d'agréable, ou d'intéressant dans tous les genres" (from the title-page). The title changed after volume one, and three more volumes were issued under the title Magasin des Modes nouvelles... (it then became too expensive to continue), and complete sets of all four volumes are extremely rare. Most copies have been broken up and dismembered for their extraordinary plates, which were engraved by A.B. Duhamel after designs by Desrais and Pugin. Our copy contains sixty-four delicately hand-coloured plates. Superb copy in French red morocco. Colas 500. Lippenheide 4569. Cohen-De Ricci 199. Rahir 351. Lewine 90.

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, And Round the World : But Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year 1772, to 1776. In 2 Volumes : Translated from the Swedish Original

      Messrs. White, Cash, and Byrne, Dublin 1785 - Two volumes, the first English version based on the 1783 Swedish original. With ten engraved plates and a fold-out map. Leather-bound in calf with rebound spines, the original covers with gilt ruling and blind embossing. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship's doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had saw. He sailed to the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take work as a tutor. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was hired as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. After the voyage he returned to Cape Town in July 1775 and practiced medicine, earning enough to finance a journey into the interior of the Cape. In 1776 he returned to Sweden, where he had been awarded an honorary doctorate. He published several works, but the best known is his account of his travels in South Africa and his experiences with Cook, A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope. There is light toning through-out but overall they are tight and complete with no losses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Idea del valor de la isla Espa?ola, utilidades que de ella puede sacar su monarquia

      Madrid: Impr. de Pedro Marin 4to. [4] ff., xx, 208 pp., [2] ff., table; without the map.. 1785 S?nchez Valverde was the first writer born in Santo Domingo to publish a book. In fact he published several, but all agree his most important is his Idea del valor de la isla Espa?ola. In it he writes of the entire island of Hispaniola, both the Spanish portion and the French. He surveys the natural history, the crops, the people, the slaves, the climate, the topography, the hydrology, the ports, and the prospects.Provenance: Ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on title-page; later in the John Carter Brown Library (bookplate); note at end "Collated with G.G. Church copy. July 31, 1912. dup." Deaccessioned 2008.Evidence of readership: Scattered marginalia in French through p. 50, almost invariably giving the French for obscure words and phrases in Spanish in the text. Perhaps owned by someone living in the Haitian area of the island? Contemporary vellum over paste boards, vellum split at fore-edge of front one exposing the substrate; vellum cockled and old, faint inked writing on it. Front hinge (inside) open; without the map; stamp as noted above. A good copy.

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        Idea del valor de la isla Española, utilidades que de ella puede sacar su monarquia

      Madrid: Impr. de Pedro Marin 4to. [4] ff., xx, 208 pp., [2] ff., table; without the map.. 1785 Sánchez Valverde was the first writer born in Santo Domingo to publish a book. In fact he published several, but all agree his most important is his Idea del valor de la isla Española. In it he writes of the entire island of Hispaniola, both the Spanish portion and the French. He surveys the natural history, the crops, the people, the slaves, the climate, the topography, the hydrology, the ports, and the prospects. Provenance: Ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on title-page; later in the John Carter Brown Library (bookplate); note at end "Collated with G.G. Church copy. July 31, 1912. dup." Deaccessioned 2008. Evidence of readership: Scattered marginalia in French through p. 50, almost invariably giving the French for obscure words and phrases in Spanish in the text. Perhaps owned by someone living in the Haitian area of the island? Contemporary vellum over paste boards, vellum split at fore-edge of front one exposing the substrate; vellum cockled and old, faint inked writing on it. Front hinge (inside) open; without the map; stamp as noted above. A good copy.

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        L'amant pressant". Ein stürmischer Liebhaber bedrängt im Boudoir seine Liebste und entreißt ihr das Brusttuch, im Hintergrund ein lachender Amor, rechts ein Hündchen. "La déclaration". Ein Liebhaber umfaßt auf der Polsterbank eines Salons seine Liebste und zieht ihr das Brusttuch aus dem Mieder. Gegenstücke.

      - 2 Kupferstiche in Punktiermanier, von mehreren Platten farbig gedruckt, von A. Legrand nach J.B. Huet, um 1785, je 27 x 21,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 70/71; nicht in Slg. Model. - Mit der Verlegeradresse von Bonnet. - Minimal gebräunt, schöne Drucke dieser seltenen Gegenstücke! Sehr dekorativ in Goldleiste gerahmt.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Printed for W. Colles, R. Moncrieffe, G. Burnet, et. Al., Dublin 1785 - 2 volumes, pp. xiii, 498; [viii], 489, [4] - appendix, [55] - Index, half-titles in both. Modern period rebinding in gilt-framed, full speckled calf, double red leather spine labels, with gilt-stamping in the spine compartments. Housed in a new brown cloth covered slipcase. A very clean copy of the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith, and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monadelphiae Classis Dissertationes Decem. Dissertatio Botanica de Sida et de quibusdam plantis quae cum illa affinitatem habent. Paris. Didot. 1785.

      - 1 volume in-4° relié cartonnage simple, plats recouverts de papier vert, papier absent du dos, 47 p. + XIII planches de Botanique. Relié avec les 14 planches de l'édition originale de l'art des accouchements de Baudelocque. Mouillures développées sur les planches du Baudelocque avec petites taches d'encre marginales et annotations au crayon à papier en marges de quelques planches et mouillures + claires en marge supérieure du texte de Cavanilles. Bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        A New & Accurate Map of North America including Nootka Sound with the new discovered Islands on the North East Coast of Asia

      London.: C. Cooke.. No date. Ca. 1785.. Copperplate engraved map, 10 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches on sheet 15 1/2 x 19 inches, multiple fold as issued. Light dampstaining in lower border well outside image, one soft fold at upper left corner well outside image. Scattered light foxing, otherwise clean and bright. Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and West and East Florida extend to the Mississippi River. Indian tribes beyond the Mississippi include: Kansez, Black Padoucas and Panis. A vast and "empty" West beckons, with N(ew) Albion marked in the area of present-day California. There is a detailed naming of islands and inlets in the area of Alaska and Kamtschatka, the fruits of Captain James Cook's Third Voyage with its charting of the Northwest coast. .

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        Idea del valor de la isla Española, utilidades que de ella puede sacar su monarquia

      Madrid: Impr. de Pedro Marin 4to. [4] ff., xx, 208 pp., [2] ff., table; without the map.. 1785 Sánchez Valverde was the first writer born in Santo Domingo to publish a book. In fact he published several, but all agree his most important is his Idea del valor de la isla Española. In it he writes of the entire island of Hispaniola, both the Spanish portion and the French. He surveys the natural history, the crops, the people, the slaves, the climate, the topography, the hydrology, the ports, and the prospects. Provenance: Ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on title-page; later in the John Carter Brown Library (bookplate); note at end "Collated with G.G. Church copy. July 31, 1912. dup." Deaccessioned 2008. Evidence of readership: Scattered marginalia in French through p. 50, almost invariably giving the French for obscure words and phrases in Spanish in the text. Perhaps owned by someone living in the Haitian area of the island? Contemporary vellum over paste boards, vellum split at fore-edge of front one exposing the substrate; vellum cockled and old, faint inked writing on it. Front hinge (inside) open; without the map; stamp as noted above. A good copy.

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        The Practice of Medicine made Easy. Being a short, but comprehensive treatise, necessary for every family. In which are exhibited the symptoms of almost every disease to which men are subject, the method of distinguishing any disease from others which it resembles, where such distinction is necessary, together with the most approved methods of cure, as to the regimen of the patient and the proper medicines to be used, so far as the lectures of the learned professors in the two celebrated Universities of Edinburgh and Leyden, or the books hitherto published by the most eminent physicians in Europe, or the author's own judgment and experience have discovered to be most safe and beneficial, expressed in such a plain language, that it may be ea

      Printed for the author and sold by all the Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland 1785 - FIRST EDITION, blueish paper from gathering G on, first 3 leaves stained, some browning and spotting, corners at either end worn with the loss of some letters on the last 3 leaves (sense recoverable), pp. [iv], vii, 8-186, 12mo in 6s, modern calf backed boards, sound A rather puzzling book, as regards authorship. The preface is dated from Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, and, both from the Advertisement and the parade of his medical learning, it is clear the author was a practicing physician, probably in Dublin. However, in the list of his qualifications given on the title-page he is styled ‘Author of the Review of Dr. Priestley’s Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity’. Now the author of that work was a Joseph Fisher, Vicar of Drax, in Yorkshire: it seems difficult to conflate the two. Allibone distinguishes between them, and records one other work by our Irish author, an article on Coal in the Trans. R. Irish. Acad.The book is dedicated to the author’s various teachers at Edinburgh and Leiden - Cullen, Monro, Sandifort, et al. The text is in ‘plain language’, suitable for ‘persons of very moderate capacities’, and yet the author does not hesitate to quote numerous modern authorities (British and foreign), sometimes from their lectures, and occasionally he throws in a word in Greek. He is emphatic that regimen is more important than medicine (though we get plenty of the latter). (ESCT T206508, BL and NLI only)

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        DE LA BANQUE D'ESPAGNE, DITE DE SAINT-CHARLES.

      - (Paris), 1785, 1ª edición, 13x19, XIV págs. 1 hoja, 144 Piéces justificatives CLXII págs. Encuadernado en plena piel de época, lomera cuajada de hierros dorados, cortes decorados. (Palau: "De gran interés. Compara a Cabarrús para España con Law para Francia y no augura ningún bien para el Banco de Madrid o de San Carlos. En la portada figura el lema: Llorais la pérdida de vuestro dinero: vuestras lágrimas son sinceras."). (52302).

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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: Printed by H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785.. Three text volumes: Titles with engraved medallion vignettes; twenty-four engraved maps, coastal profiles, and charts (thirteen folding); folding letterpress table. Atlas: Sixty-three engraved plates, charts, and maps (including one folding map and one double-page map). 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. HILL 361 (1st ed). HOLMES 47. SABIN 16250. STREETER SALE 3478. HOWES C729a, "b." WAGNER, NORTHWEST COAST 695-699, 701. LADA-MOCARSKI 37. FORBES 85. BEDDIE 1552.

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        Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785-1858). Signiertes Gedichtsmanuskript.

      0 - Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785-1858), Schriftstelller, Journalist, Diplomat, Historiograph und Literaturkritiker, zentrale Gestalt des literarischen Berlin seiner Zeit. Eigenhändiges Manuskript mit 2 Gedichten, beide signiert "K. A. Varnhagen" 11/4 S. 8vo. O. O. u. J. "Zueignung" (4 Strophen zu je 4 Zeilen) und "Ernst und Scherz. Sonett" (14 Zeilen). "Wo nur der Dichter weilte / Erblüht die rege Flur, / Ob dann er fern enteilte, / Es bleibt des Frühlings Spur .". Am Schluß ebenso signiert wie das sogleich anschließende, etwas seltsame Sonett über das Theater: "In dumpfem Stall ward einst Christus geboren, / Die harte Krippe dient' ihm statt der Wiegen; / So mußt' er nackt in stiller Demuth liegen, / Doch ward erkannt der Gott von den drei Mohren. - Aus Kinderstuben, schmutzigen Komtoren / Bricht so in Demuth theatral'sch Vergnügen, / Muß sich in ein erdgleich Theater fügen, / Doch ist sein Ruf auf immer nicht verloren .". Wohl für die Verbreitung in einer Zeitschrift oder einem Salon geschrieben. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        JOHNSON'S ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      1785 7TH EDITION: 1785. BOOKS AGE: 230 YEARS OLD. DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL AND ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEFT WRITERS TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED. A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND AN ENGLISH GRAMMER. CONDITION: FINE. AGE TANNED THROUGHOUT,BINDING INTACT.SPINE CHIPPED AT BASE AND TOP. BOOKSELLER INV:WRY86JED

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

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

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        Handschrift auf Pergament, Urkunde der Zunftmeister des Bierbrauer-Handwerks in Heidelberg für einen Johann Balthasar Guthmann (?).

      Heidelberg, 1785.. circa 32 x 47,5 cm. 1 Urkunde mit Siegel in Holzkapsel an Bändern alte Faltspuren. Dekorative Urkunde mit Kalligraphie in Gold und Rot, oben ein Gebührenstempel über 30 Kreuzer, unten von den Zunftmeistern Adam Abraham Gieser und Johannes Münch signiert. - Gut erhalten, etwas angestaubt, Siegel ohne Deckel, sonst schön und dekorativ.

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        Essai sur les maladies des Européens dans les pays chauds, et les moyens d'en prévenir les suites ; suivi d'un appendice sur les fièvres intermittentes, & d'un mémoire qui fait connoître une méthode simple pour dessaler l'eau de mer, & prévenir la disette des comestibles dans les navigations de long cours. Traduit de l'anglois sur la dernière édition, publiée en 1777, & augmentée de notes par M. Thion de La Chaume.

      Paris, chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, 1785 - Paris, chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, 1785 ; 2 vol. in-12 (167 x 95 mm), XXXVI, (2), 319 pp. et (8), 311, (1) pp., plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, quelques petites traces de frottement, cuir un peu craquelé au niveau du plat inférieur du tome 2, quelques petites mouillures angulaires dans le tome 2, sinon intérieur propre et frais, très bon état. Première édition française, en partie originale (grâce aux notes du traducteur), du second grand traité de Lind. James Lind (1716-1794), illustre médecin écossais, avait déjà fait paraître son Traité du scorbut, qui l'a fait considérer comme l'un des fondateurs de l'hygiène navale. Ce nouvel ouvrage, dont l'édition originale anglaise a paru en 1768 (donc quelques années après la guerre de Sept Ans) constitue l'un des premiers grands traités de médecine tropicale (Garrison & Morton, 2264 : "one of the most important early works on tropical medicine" ; Norman, 1356 : "The standard work in English on tropical medicine for half a century"). Lind traite des maladies observées dans certaines parties de l'Europe de de l'Amérique septentrionale, et surtout en Afrique et dans les Indes orientales et occidentales. Il donne de nombreux conseils de prévention et propose des traitements adoptés. Des chapitres sont consacrés à la dysenterie, au tétanos, à la fièvre jaune, au ver de Guinée, etc. Cet ouvrage continue à faire l'objet de critiques élogieuses. Charters écrivait en 2014 (In : Disease, War, and the Imperial State, pp. 57-60) : "James Lind's best-selling tropical medical advice book. . . This seminal book on medicine in hot, or tropical climates also demonstrates the significance of the war in other ways. . . His work full of practical and helpful advice, was both the product and consequence of the Seven Years¿ war. As the first work to systematically and convincingly group diseases and medicines of all hot and foreign climates together, Lind's book established the field of tropical medicine, an approach that -for better or worse- would come to underpin modern European imperial endeavors". Claude-Esprit Thion de la Chaume (1750-1786), médecin militaire ayant participé aux expéditions de Minorque et de Gibraltar, a ajouté à la traduction fidèle du texte de Lind des notes parfois très longues, rendant compte de ses propres observations. De Bruyn et Regan (In : The Culture of the Seven Years' War, pp. 77-79) ont reconnu ses mérites, écrivant : "The French translation of one of the key texts from the Seven Years' War, Lind's An Essay on Diseases Incidental to Europeans in Hot Climates, is characterized by careful fidelity to the English original. Thion de la Chaume makes no alterations to Lind's text, confining himself to the occasional footnote that either further explains points made by Lind or reinforces them with examples from his own experience during military compaigns.¿ © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2015. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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. Compare McCoy T162 [locating the 1784 London edition and one later printing, but not this Dublin edition]

      Dublin: Printed by Messrs. Moncrieffe [and eight others], 1785. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy, with the half-title; the Taussig copy The first work popularizing Erskine's famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph's case seeking the jury's right to determine seditious libel, and the one "most effectively unit[ing] the themes of distrust of government and the jury's right to decide

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        Faust und Gretchen – sie in einem Schwanenschlitten – er auf Schlittschuhen – auf dem Eis. Im Hintergrund eine Winterlandschaft, in der Ferne angedeutet ein gotischer Dom.

      - Feder in Grau, Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, auf dem Köcher mit Amors Pfeilen monogrammiert „HK" (ligiert). 14,2:20,7 cm, rundum auf Untersatz montiert, rechte obere Ecke leicht beschädigt. Provenienz: Sammlung L. Blucke, Chemnitz/Dresden. Die Figur des Faust ist angelehnt an J.H. Naekes Faust in der Illustration „Faust, Szene auf der Straße", gest. von C.A. Schwerdgeburth (1785-1878), erschienen in: Urania Taschenbuch für Damen", Leipzig/Altenburg 1815. Der Sohn von Georg Friedrich Kersting (1785-1847) erhielt erste Anleitung zum Malen bei seinem Vater. Um sich weiterzubilden besuchte er die Dresdener Akademie unter E. Bendemann (1811-1889) und J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872). Kleine Landschaften und Bildnisse bezeugen sein ererbtes starkes Talent. Dem Zuge der Zeit folgend, wandte er sich der historischen Malerei zu, war damit erfolgreich und wurde auch von seinen Lehrern gefördert. Seinen alternden Vater unterhielt der fein gebildete Künstler von Dresden aus mit geistreichen Schilderungen über die neuesten künstlerischen Entwicklungen und kopierte für ihn sogar einzelne Bilder aus der Düsseldorfer Schule. Einige köstliche Aquarelle in seinem Nachlaß zeigen ihn als den Spuren M. von Schwinds (1804-1871) folgend. Ein Lungenleiden brachte ihm einen frühen Tod.

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        Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785. Five quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates; a fine set in uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings. First French quarto edition. The desirable first French edition of the Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings bearing the arms of the Ruolz Montchal family.The French edition of the voyage is illustrated in the manner of the English publication. This set includes a version of the famous "Death of Cook" plate based on the original drawing by John Webber (not all copies of the French quarto edition include this plate). Furthermore, the fourth and final volume of the text is complete with all seven appendices, including the folding vocabulary table.

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        The principles of moral and political philosophy

      This was the first of Paley's four principal contributions to philosophical thought - it was followed by Horae Paulinae (1790), A view of the evidences of Christianity (1794), and Natural theology (1802). Although not an original thinker, Paley was "surely an independent one" [Professor Victor L. Nuovo in Dict. E.C.B. Philosophers]. Tutored by Edmund Law at Cambridge in the 1760s, he was, like Law, a critical disciple of Locke's school. Paley's Principles, however, addresses a broad range of subjects including property ownership, slavery (an "odious institution"), the treatment of "domestics and dependents" (not to be refused "harmless pleasures" and not to be insulted by "harsh, scornful, or opprobrious language"), marriage, adultery and divorce, the right of self-defence, civil liberty and crime and punishment.In 1785, William Paley was Archdeacon of Carlisle.4to., (4) + vii + (1) + xxi + (1) + vi + 657 + (1)pp., including the half-title, contemporary dark green calf with ornately gilt borders, sometime neatly rebacked, with gilt lines and lettered. A very good copy with the mid-19th century armorial bookplate of S.F. Steele Perkins Esq. and the earlier signature of Shirley Perkins on title-page., 1785. First edition.. This was the first of Paley's four principal contributions to philosophical thought - it was followed by Horae Paulinae (1790), A view of the evidences of Christianity (1794), and Natural theology (1802). Although not an original thinker, Paley was "surely an independent one" [Professor Victor L. Nuovo in Dict. E.C.B. Philosophers]. Tutored by Edmund Law at Cambridge in the 1760s, he was, like Law, a critical disciple of Locke's school. Paley's Principles, however, addresses a broad range of subjects including property ownership, slavery (an "odious institution"), the treatment of "domestics and dependents" (not to be refused "harmless pleasures" and not to be insulted by "harsh, scornful, or opprobrious language"), marriage, adultery and divorce, the right of self-defence, civil liberty and crime and punishment.In 1785, William Paley was Archdeacon of Carlisle. 4to., (4) + vii + (1) + xxi + (1) + vi + 657 + (1)pp., including the half-title, contemporary dark green calf with ornately gilt borders, sometime neatly rebacked, with gilt lines and lettered. A very good copy with the mid-19th century armorial bookplate of S.F. Steele Perkins Esq. and the earlier signature of Shirley Perkins on title-page.

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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, coloriee a 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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        Les Aventures de Télémaque

      - Les Aventures de Télémaque. Paris,de le Imprimiere de Monsieur [Didot et al.], 1785.En folio, 2 vols., T. I:portadilla, frontis grabado, portada, (2) h., + 309 p. + 12 + 36 láminas; T. II: portadilla, portada, 297 p., 12 + 36 láminas.Encuadernación en pleno marroquén rojo. Obra clásica de la literatura francesa del siglo XVIII. La primera edición de las Aventuras de Telémaco hijo de Ulyses, escrita por Fenelón (1651-1715), fue publicada en 1699 y desde entonces han sido numerosas las ediciones que han aparecido, siendo las más apreciadas las impresas en folio en París por Didot. Una de las obras más bellas de la imprenta francesa del siglo XVIII realizado con el mayor esmero: el papel, los grabados, la disposición tipográfica y la soberbia encuadernación.Ref.: Brunet ii, 1215.  [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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).. Tire de: 'Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse... avec leur description... publiees 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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        La frusta del diavolo o sia il Castigo Naticale praticato sì in pubblico, che in privato, Opuscolo critico morale del Conte P. Aggiuntovi in fine un breve saggio della riforma di tutti quei luoghi, che adottano simile abuso.

      Senza il luogo di stampa nè tipografo, 1785.

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        The Speaker: or Miscellaneous Pieces selected form the Best English Writers...With a View to Facilitate the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which is prefixed and Essay on Elocution

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1785. A New Edition, Corrected. (Fourth Edition, first was 1774, plates dated 1780). This edition was issued with and without plates. Only one plate is signed Blake. Frontispiece and 3 plates after Stothard engraved by Blake, Sharp and Heath (2 plates). 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, brown morocco label. Skilfully rebacked, rubbed, some light offsetting from plates and light browning at front, else a very clean and good copy with the 1797 signature of Richard Garnons Jun on the title. Blake's First Commercial Plates

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        The Poetical Works ?

      Glasgow: Printed by Andrew Foulis, 1785. xxxii, xxxviii, [39]-315; [vi], 365, [1]; [iv], 402, [4, subscriber list] pp. Folio. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, rebacked to style. A handsome copy of the Foulis edition of Pope's works.

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        The Speaker: or Miscellaneous Pieces selected form the Best English Writers...With a View to Facilitate the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which is prefixed and Essay on Elocution

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1785. A New Edition, Corrected. (Fourth Edition, first was 1774, plates dated 1780). This edition was issued with and without plates. Only one plate is signed Blake. Frontispiece and 3 plates after Stothard engraved by Blake, Sharp and Heath (2 plates). 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, brown morocco label. Skilfully rebacked, rubbed, some light offsetting from plates and light browning at front, else a very clean and good copy with the 1797 signature of Richard Garnons Jun on the title. Blake's First Commercial Plates

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        ESPECTACULO DE LA NATURALEZA, o Conversaciones acerca de las particularidades de la historia natural, que han parecido mas a propçosito para excitar una curiosidad útil, y formarles la razón a los jóvenes lectores. 16 tomos (completa).

      - En Madrid, En la Imprenta de Andrés de Sotos, 1785, 14x20, 16 vols.: I- Insectos Conchas. Frontis, 7h., 266 págs. 2h. 15 láminas. II- Pájaros, Animales terrestres. Peces. Plantas. portada, 294 páginas, 8 láminas. III- Flores. Jardinería y Huertos. 1h., Frontis, 244 págs. 6h, 21 láminas. IV- Frutas, legumbres, trigo, vino, cerveza, madera. Portada, 280 págs. 7h. 15 láminas. V- Pastos y dehesas. Ríos. Fuentes. Montañas. Mar. Frontis, 2h., 285 págs. 5h. 27 láminas. VI- Aire. Materias subterráneas. Caminos. Minas. Metales. 2h., 332 págs. 6h., 5 láminas. VII- Cielo. Noche. Luna. Crepúsculo. Aurora. Sol. Visión. Colores.1h., frontis, 2h., 316 págs. 2h. 4 láminas. VIII- Física. Tierra. Globos. Brújula. Telescopio. 2h. 351 págs. 2h. 17 láminas. IX- El hombre. Ciencias prácticas. Lógica. Medidas. Frontis. 3 h. 354 págs. 3 láminas. X-Reloges. Molinos de trigo. Optica. 2h. 279 págs. 12 mapas y 5 láminas. XI- Sociedad. Matrimonio. Ejercicios de la Infancia. Pobres y ricos. Frontis, 2h., 397 págs. XII- Gremios. Tenería. Tintes. Alimentos. 2h., 240 págs. 30 láminas. XIII- La casa. Las alhajas. Artes instructivas. Música cantable. Paleografía española. 2h. , frontis, 360 págs. 31 láminas. XIV- Artes instructivas. Fundición de campanas y figuras de bronce. Reloj. Comercio. Viajes. 2h. 319 págs. 7 láminas. XV- Demostración Evangélica. Religiones. Paganismo. Portada, frintis, 449 págs. 1h. XVI- Alianza cristiana. Conclusión del tratado del hombre. Portada, frontis, 394 págs. 1h. En total 200 láminas la mayoría desplegables con grabados calcográficos todos ellos coloreados a mano. Buen estado, ejemplares sin manchas ni óxido, completos de láminas y de hojas (repasado hoja por hoja). Encuadernados en plena piel de época con tejuelos y ruedas doradas en lomeras. (Palau: "esta obra tuvo buena acogida y siempre será buscada por las curiosidades que encierra y la multitud de láminas grabadas que la ilustran"). (55999).

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3rd, and 5th, 1784 in Commemoration of Handel

      London: Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund; and sold by T. Payne and Son, at the Meuse-Gate; and G. Robinson, Pater-noster-Row. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing and age toning to prelims and rear eps. Several plates foxed otherwise contents bright. 1785. First Edition. Half leather black cloth cover. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). xvi, 56pp; 139pp. Engraved frontispiece and 7 plates. .

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        An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. Bound with: An account of the scarlet fever and sore throat.

      M. Swinney for G. G. J. & J. Robinson 1785-1793, Birmingham - Withering, William (1741-99). (1) An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. . . . [2], xx, [2], 207, [1]pp. Large folding engraved fronts. by James Sowerby, version with the artist's name and with lower leaves pointing to the left. Birmingham: printed by M. Swinney for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, London, 1785. Frontispiece skillfully repaired. (2) Withering. An account of the scarlet fever and sore throat, or scarlatina anginosa, . . . 8vo. [2], 127, [1]pp. Birmingham: M. Swinney for G. G. Robinson, 1793. Possibly lacking half-title. Together 2 works, 210 x 128 mm., bound together in quarter calf c. 1793, marbled boards, rebacked. Engraved bookplate. Preserved in a cloth slipcase. The Honeyman copy.(1) First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1836 & 2734.31. Discovery of the efficacy of digitalis in heart diseases, and one of the first modern clinical studies of a drug. Withering's work contains the results of ten years of observations and clinical trials: of the 158 patients he treated with the foxglove, 101, who suffered from congestive heart failure, experienced relief after treatment with the drug, which is today known as digitalis after the foxglove's Latin name, Digitalis purpurea. Modern analysis of Withering's case reports suggests that many of the 57 other cases, such as those with pulmonary tuberculosis, did not involve diseases amenable to treatment with digitalis. Withering himself was aware that these factors might be affecting his results and warned against generalizing on the basis of his cases. Over the ten years of his researches on digitalis, Withering derived what he believed to be the optimum quantity of a single dosage-an amount only slightly less active than the tablet used in contemporary practice. The incidence of side effects of the drug declined as Withering gained clinical experience; Estes and White observed that "it appears that the overall incidence of side effects attributable to digitalis in Withering's patients approximates the incidence recorded by physicians today. One could learn to use digitalis effectively and safely if one had no other text than Withering's Account of the Foxglove".Withering honestly recorded both successes and failures in his trials . . . He stressed that care must be taken in adjusting the dose, and he accurately described the signs and symptoms of digitalis toxicity and established clear guidelines for its rational use. Despite Withering's modest but definite claims for the efficacy of the foxglove, the drug became for nineteenth century clinicians a kind of panacea . . . Only in the past few decades has the real merit of Withering's work on the foxglove been recognized (DSB).Le Fanu, Notable Medical Books in the Lilly Library 139 points out that the frontispiece is colored in some copies but not all. There are two versions of the plate: one, with artist's name and with lower leaves pointing to the left, was copied from the original which Sowerby had engraved for Curtis's Flora Londinensis; the other is the original version borrowed from Curtis, without artist's name and with lower leaves pointing to the right; our copy represents the latter. Estes & White, "William Withering and the purple foxglove," Scientific American 212 (1965), pp. 110-119. Henrey 1505. Hunt II, 676. Norman 2255.(2) Second edition, first published in 1779. A return to the subject of Withering's medical thesis of 1766, his first published work. See Garrison-Morton 5079. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La frusta del diavolo o sia il Castigo Naticale praticato sì in pubblico, che in privato, Opuscolo critico morale del Conte P. Aggiuntovi in fine un breve saggio della riforma di tutti quei luoghi, che adottano simile abuso.

      - Senza il luogo di stampa nè tipografo, 1785.

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        Faust und Gretchen - sie in einem Schwanenschlitten - er auf Schlittschuhen - auf dem Eis. Im Hintergrund eine Winterlandschaft, in der Ferne angedeutet ein gotischer Dom.

      . Feder in Grau, Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin, auf dem Köcher mit Amors Pfeilen monogrammiert "HK" (ligiert). 14,2:20,7 cm, rundum auf Untersatz montiert, rechte obere Ecke leicht beschädigt. Provenienz: Sammlung L. Blucke, Chemnitz/Dresden. Die Figur des Faust ist angelehnt an J.H. Naekes Faust in der Illustration "Faust, Szene auf der Straße", gest. von C.A. Schwerdgeburth (1785-1878), erschienen in: Urania Taschenbuch für Damen", Leipzig/Altenburg 1815.. Der Sohn von Georg Friedrich Kersting (1785-1847) erhielt erste Anleitung zum Malen bei seinem Vater. Um sich weiterzubilden besuchte er die Dresdener Akademie unter E. Bendemann (1811-1889) und J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872). Kleine Landschaften und Bildnisse bezeugen sein ererbtes starkes Talent. Dem Zuge der Zeit folgend, wandte er sich der historischen Malerei zu, war damit erfolgreich und wurde auch von seinen Lehrern gefördert. Seinen alternden Vater unterhielt der fein gebildete Künstler von Dresden aus mit geistreichen Schilderungen über die neuesten künstlerischen Entwicklungen und kopierte für ihn sogar einzelne Bilder aus der Düsseldorfer Schule. Einige köstliche Aquarelle in seinem Nachlaß zeigen ihn als den Spuren M. von Schwinds (1804-1871) folgend. Ein Lungenleiden brachte ihm einen frühen Tod.

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        The birds of America. Eine Auswahl von 20 Tafeln als Faksimileausgabe im [7-9farbigen] Lichtdruck. A Selection of 20 Plates Facsimile in Collotype. Edition Leipzig. Leipzig 1972.

      . John James Audubon (1785-1851). The birds of America. Eine Auswahl von 20 Tafeln als Faksimileausgabe im [7-9farbigen] Lichtdruck. A Selection of 20 Plates Facsimile in Collotype. Edition Leipzig. Leipzig 1972. Circa [92] S. darunter 20 farbig illustrierte Tafelseiten. 99 cm (Höhe) x 68 cm (Breite). Japanische Blockheftung (Nr. 262 von 500 Exemplaren) mit Pergamentverschnürung. Zustand: Die Vorsatzblätter sind durch Wurm- oder Mottenfraß beschädigt (löchrig); das Titelblatt an einer Randstelle ebenso. Davon abgesehen ist der Einband von guter und sind die Tafelseiten von sehr guter Erhaltung. Eine Auswahl von 20 der schönsten Tafeln nach dem Original der Ausgabe London 1827-38 aus dem Besitz der Staatlichen Museen Meiningen. Die Textseiten sind auf deutsch und englisch verfasst, die Bildunterschriften auf englisch. Weitere Photoabbildungen des Werkes und seines Inhalts sende ich Ihnen gerne auf Anfrage zu..

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        Paterson's British itinerary, being a new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales ... / Captn Daniel Paterson - Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print-warehouse, N.º 69 S.t Paul's Church Yard, 1785. 1st Edition. Provenance; from the library of John Morant Esq. with his crested bookplated. Full contemporary tree calf; very good. Gilt-cross bands with contrasting title and volume labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical description; 2 vols, irregular pagination : folding map ; 20cm. Subjects; England, Scotland and Wales - Roads - Maps - atlases - 1789 - Early works to 1800. Plates engraved by Joseph Ellis and Charles Tomkins. Referenced by: ESTC, N061533. Genre; Roadbooks - 18th century. Subject

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        Der kleine Catechismus des sel. D. Martin Luthers. Nebst den gewöhnlichen Morgen- Tisch- und Abend-Gebten. Welchem die Ordnung des Heils, in einem Liede, in kurzen Sätzen, in Frag und Antwort, und in einer Tabelle; wie auch eine Zergliederung des Catechismus: Das Würtembergische kurze Kinder-Examen die Confirmation und Beichte beygefüget; und etliche Lieder, Freylinghausens Ordnung des Heils, das güldene A, B, C, der Kinder, und die sieben Buss-Psalmen, angehänget sind

      Germanton [Germantown, Pa.]: Leibert und Billmeyer, 1785. First edition of the authorized version of the Pennsylvania Ministerium catechism. [iv], 127, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original boards. Binding worn, front cover and initial blank nearly detached, rear cover split at joint, leaves browned, pp. 87-94 are torn without any loss of text. In cloth slipcase. Rare Pensylvania Children's Catechism The German American catechisms played an important role in education, for as well as their obvious role in the moral training of the young, they were also used for instruction in reading and writing. This is the first edition of the authorized version of the Pennsylvania Ministerium catechism, whose source was Henrich Miller's 1774 and Johann Christoph Kunze's 1781 editions of the catechism. "This newly adopted catechism continued to be the official German text of the Ministerium for some 72 years, until it was replaced by a revision in 1857 ... During the long period in which it served as the official catechism it was printed by some 25 different printers in more than 70 years." - Repp.

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

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

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        The new week's preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, as recommended and appointed by the Church of England; consisting of meditations and prayers... with forms of examination and confession of sins and a companion at the altar... Also, meditations to enable us to live well after receiving the Holy Sacrament. To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the closet, or family, etc

      London: Printed by assignment from the executors of E. Wicksteed for W. Bent, 1785. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 12mo, pp. [6], ix, [1], 156; the first leaf consisting of an approbation on the recto and an engraved frontispiece on the verso; contemporary and probably original black goatskin with decorative gilt border and similar border outlining central panels on the covers, smooth gilt spine with winged cherub heads, a.e.g., green ribbon page maker; minor rubbing; very good and sound VERY ATTRACTIVE ENGLISH BINDING, possibly made in Brighton (see below). * This edition is not listed ESTC or OCLC. Two similar (but not identical) editions are listed by ESTC; these are recorded in just one or two libraries each. Both editions are reproduced in "Eighteenth Century Collections Online" and ours represents an entirely different setting of type. * THE BINDING: The most extraordinary tools on the present binding are surely the "bat-wing" cherubs that adorn the entire length of the spine, quite distinctive, and yet apparently remain unrecorded. It is very possible that the workshop was provincial (perhaps Brighton?) which accounts for a paltry amount of literature published on the subject. PROVENANCE: Early inscriptions of two women collectors appear on the verso of the first flyleaf: "Sarah Lumsdale, 9 Bloomsbury Place, Brighton" (N.B. this house still exists) -- "Mary Cobb, April 11, 1800.

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        A Discourse, Delivered to Students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the Prizes, Dec. 10, 1784

      London : Cadell, 1785 - Sir Joshua Reynolds, artist, author, friend of Dr. Samuel Johnson - "Nobody admired Johnson more or understood him better, and to no one was he a truer friend. He was one of the few who could get the better of Johnson in conversation" (DNB) - and the motive force and first president of the Royal Academy, where he gave the annual talk on the occasion of awarding prizes for some fifteen years Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title : "From the author" First edition. 4to. [iv], 32 pp. Half green morocco. Very fine. cf. Rothschild 1736-1739 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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