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

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

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        Beyträge zur Erweiterung der Chemie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Bianka Capello. (Ein dramatischer Roman).

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

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

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

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

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

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        Essai d'économie politique

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

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

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

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        Entomologia Parisiensis

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

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        Plano de la Ciudad y Puerto de la Havana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres complètes de Crébillon. Nouvelle édition.

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

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

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        Dialogo sopra le mancanze de' padroni, e contadini.

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

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

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

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

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        A View of part of the Fort of Lutteefpoor.

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

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

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

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

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        Trattato di ostetricia e di lei rispettive operazioni

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

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        uvres complètes. [Incluant] Mémoire sur les nouveaux systêm d'artillerie [Suivi de] Observations et expériences sur l’arerie. [Suivi de] Discussion sur les effets des pièces de canon de différentes longueurs. [Suivi de] De l’Usage des Armes à feu ; Par le Commandeur d’Antoni. Traduit de l’italien par M. le Marquis de Saint-Auban. Etc.

      Paris, Jombert, ou Alethopolis, ca. 1770-1785. 1770 - 5 vol. in-8° (les 3 premiers : 208 x 136 mm. le 4ème : 197 x 131 mm. ; le 5ème : 192 x 128 mm.) de I. [1] f., 16 pp., 295 pp., 1 planche dépliante ; 171, xviii pp. ; II. [2], 8, 63 pp. ; 41 pp. ; 65-86 pp. ; 16 pp. ; 47 pp. ; 16 pp. ; 7 pp. ; 16 pp. ; 64 pp. ; 14 pp. ; 8 pp. ; 12 pp. ; 68 pp. ; III. 7 ; 32 ; 47 ; 35 ; 22 ; 56 ; xxiv, 76, vii ; 48 ; IV. 43, 345 pp. 6 tableaux et 6 planches dépliants ; V. 7, 35, 22, 56 pp. [Collation complète sur demande]. Plein veau d’époque, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches marbrées. (Reliures discrètement restaurées). Très rare recueil de l’œuvre complète d’Antoine Baratier, Marquis de Saint-Auban, figure majeure pour l’artillerie au 18ème siècle, relié uniformément pour la bibliothèque de l’auteur et portant son ex-libris. Inspecteur général du corps royal de l’artillerie, Antoine de Saint-Auban (1713-1783), s’engagea très tôt dans ce corps, et fut officier pointeur dès 1729. Commissaire extraordinaire en 1734, puis ordinaire en 1741, il participa à presque toutes les campagnes menées sous Louis XV (du Rhin, de Bohême, Siège de Pragues, Bataille de Deuttingen, Ypres, Furnes, Siège de Fontenoy). Sa conduite ainsi que ses compétences techniques lui valurent un grand renom (le Maréchal de Saxe le félicita en présence du Roi à la fin du Siège de Fontenoy), et le 1er mars 1780, il fut nommé Lieutenant général des Armées du Roi. Ses ouvrages sur l’artillerie sont considérés comme des références. Il était par ailleurs connu pour sa grande probité, et n’hésita pas à condamner le Directeur de la Manufacture d’armes de Saint-Etienne qui jouissait de puissantes protections, déchaînant contre lui des campagnes d’opposition et même une tentative d’assassinat. Il conçut par ailleurs un cabinet de machines et modèles qui sera offert au Roi qui le fera placer avec ses porcelaines de Sèvres. Le présent ensemble provient de sa bibliothèque et constitue son œuvre complète, qu’il fit certainement relier. Composé de cinq volumes, il comprend son mémoire sur les nouveaux systèmes d’artillerie, ses Observations et expériences sur l’Artillerie, la Discussion sur les effets des pièces de canon de différentes longueurs, le Supplément à la collation de ses ouvrages, le Procès-verbal des Epreuves faites à Douais, un commentaire de l’ouvrage sur l’Usage des Armes à feu par le Commandeur d’Antonini. Sont également reliés de nombreux Suppléments et autres Extraits à divers journaux et publications scientifiques : Journal des Sciences et des Beaux-Arts, Journal Encyclopédique ou universel, Journal militaire et politique, Journal des Savants. Ils contiennent des commentaires ou discussions sur les ouvrages de ses contemporains : Montalembert, le Compte de saint-Germain et Teil (contre lequel il était farouchement opposé). Bel exemplaire de cette œuvre majeure pour comprendre l’artillerie au 18ème siècle. 5 vols. 8vo. 6 tables and 6 folding plates. Contemporary full calf. Very scarce set of the complete works by Antoine Baratier, Marquis de Saint Auban, important figure for the artillery in the 18th century, identically bound for his library and with his bookplate. He took part of all the battles of Louis XV reign, and his works on artillery are regarded as references. In this set, all his known works (which are rare on the market) as well as publications in scientific papers. Fine copy of this important work for artillery in the 18th century.

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        Manuscript Arithmetic Schoolbook

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

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        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, of Cheshunt, Herts ith 8 plates, and occasional textillustrations.

      London: Printed for the Editor. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. . 3 Volumes complete. London, Printed for the Editor, 1785. Quarto. Pagination: Portraitfrontispiece, (8), [I]-IV,[IV (List of Subscribers)], XLIV, 684, [1 Index]; [II], 685-1308, [2 Index]; [II],1309-1875, [1 (Directions to the Binder)] pages. Original Hardcover. Three spectacular calf bindings. Rebacked with original spinelabels. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. A magnificent publication on the irish and british history of printmaking and Typography. Joseph Ames (23 January 1689 ?- 7 October 1759) was an English bibliographer and antiquary. He purportedly wrote an account of printing in England from 1471 to 1600 entitled Typographical Antiquities (1749). It is uncertain whether he was by occupation a ship's chandler, a pattern-maker, a plane iron maker or an ironmonger. Though never educated beyond grammar school, he prospered in trade and amassed valuable collections of rare books and antiquities. Ames made no pretence to literary merit, and his position in the Society of Antiquaries generated a degree of antagonism. Edward Rowe Mores described him as ?'an arrant blunderer?' and accused him, with justification, of tearing out the title-pages of rare books in his collection. Among the works he is thought to have thus mutilated is the British Library copy of William Tyndale's 1526 New Testament, one of only two textually complete copies known. Francis Grose said that the history of printing published under his name actually was written by John Ward of Gresham College, though the materials probably were collected by Ames. William Cole thought he wrote like an illiterate and said he was an Independent by profession, but a deist in conversation. William Oldys (British Librarian, p. 374) acknowledges obligations to Ames, whom he styles ?'a worthy preserver of antiquities.' Ames assembled a large collection of portraits, especially those of printers, although many were of doubtful authenticity. He also collected coins, ?'natural curiosities,?' inscriptions, antiquities and rare English books and manuscripts. Many of the books were annotated by former owners, and the manuscripts included a number of valuable historical transcripts. The collection was sold in 1760 after his death by Abraham Langford. Among the collection was an interleaved copy of the Typographical Antiquities in two volumes, with manuscript additions by the author. The lot, which included plates, blocks, and copyright, was purchased by Sir Peter Thompson and afterwards was sold by him to William Herbert, who made use of it for his own edition of the book (1785?-1790). Another edition was by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (4 vols., 1810?-1819). (Wikipedia)

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        A remarkable set of the official accounts of Cook's three voyages, with an added narrative of the first voyage by Parkinson and two works on the second voyage by the two Forsters

      London: various publishers, 1785. Some scattered foxing in some of the text volumes, some browning and offsetting to surrounds of the plates that were laid down on larger paper to atlas volume size; a few neat repairs chiefly to the heads of the spines of some text volumes, marbled sides to the atlases showing some shelf wear; the bindings generally in excellent condition.. Twelve text volumes, quarto, and three large folio atlases (see note); most of the smaller maps and views added to the large atlas volumes and laid down on old paper to bring them to size; in very handsome early-nineteenth-century bindings, the text volumes in full tree calf with ornately gilt spines incorporating unusually large ship ornaments, double labels, with a small dating label at base of each spine, all edges gilt; the atlas volumes in matching half calf bindings over marbled boards, double labels, ship ornaments on spines; a most appealing set. A very attractive and unusually full set of Cook's three voyages. This splendid set has three significant extra works, in four volumes, bound into the set, while most of the engraved plates usually found in text volumes have been bound into three folio atlases, one for each voyage. As a result set therefore contains the entire narrative of the voyage along with the major associated works to have been published legitimately by expedition members. Other accounts published at the time were either anonymous and surreptitiously published, or were hardcore scientific works such as the astronomical results.The series of official Cook narratives, published in eight quarto volumes and an atlas, is the cornerstone of any collection of books relating to Australia or the Pacific. Illustrated with marvellous engravings based on the work of the official artists on the voyages, including Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber, the series stands as the great monument to Cook's achievements. Clearly specially assembled for a knowledgeable collector, the set has the bookplate in every volume of Edward Henry, fifth Baron Scott, who had a splendid library at Sundridge Park, Bromley, his magnificent John Nash house (with interiors by Wyatt) set in gardens by Repton. This set is made up as follows (fuller details may be had on request):FIRST VOYAGEVols 1 to 3: HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... Three volumes, quarto. London, 1773. Second and best edition of the official account of the first voyage, with the "Directions for placing the cuts" and the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" (both usually missing in the first edition), and with the new Preface containing Hawkesworth's virulent 8-page reply to Dalrymple's hostile reviews of the first edition, and the whole volume revised by the voyage's astronomer William Wales. Holmes, 5.Vol 4: PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas... Quarto, London, 1784. The preferred second and much expanded edition, of which only 400 copies were published. A double-hemisphere map usually added to this edition is not present here. Holmes, 49.Atlas: with 52 engraved plates and maps from the official account and the portrait, map and 26 engraved plates from Parkinson (without a double-hemisphere map issued for the second edition).SECOND VOYAGEVols 5 to 6: COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole... Two volumes, quarto. London, 1777. First edition of the official account. Holmes, 24; Rosove, 77.Vols 7 to 8: FORSTER, George. A Voyage round the World in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map. London, 1777. First edition of the most important alternative account of Cook's second voyage: 'an important and necessary addition to Cook's voyages' (Hill). Holmes, 23; Rosove, 132.A1.Vol 9: FORSTER, John Reinhold. Observations made during a Voyage Round the World. Quarto, the folding table bound into vol. 8 above. London, 1778. A folding map was added to some copies only of this edition and is not present here, perhaps indicating an early issue. First edition of this pioneer work on the anthropology of the Pacific, written by the naturalist aboard the voyage. Holmes, 29; Rosove, 140.A1.Atlas: portrait and all but one (it remains in text volume) of the 64 plates and maps of the official account.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... Three volumes, quarto, 24 engraved maps and coastal profiles in text volumes. London, 1785. The second edition, usually preferred since the Royal Society medal awarded to Cook posthumously in 1784 appears on the title-pages; the printing is also generally considered much better, with the wording of the title-pages slightly modified and the text itself entirely re-set. Holmes, 47.Atlas: two charts and 61 engraved plates.Notes on the "extra" writers:Sidney Parkinson, the son of a Quaker brewer of Edinburgh, was apprenticed to a draper when his ability for drawing 'flowers, fruits and other objects of natural history' first attracted the attention of Sir Joseph Banks. Banks engaged him as botanical artist on Cook's first voyage, and he went on to produce an important series of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings, and was the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. He died at the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope.Parkinson's is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage; it contains extensive accounts of New Zealand and Australia, and has some of the earliest natural history observations on the region, including the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149). Parkinson himself was responsible for the original drawings for twenty-three of the twenty-seven plates here. His original artwork and these splendid engravings made from it represent one of the chief visual sources for Cook's first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson's journal of the voyage is plain and unaffected, and in the words of its editor 'its only ornament is truth, and its best recommendation characteristic of himself, its genuine simplicity'. Curiously, as the botanical drawings were retained by Banks, none of his botanical drawings appear in his own account, and not until recent years has the world at large learned of Parkinson's genius as a botanical artist.Johann Forster and his son Georg were taken on board the Resolution following the withdrawal of Sir Joseph Banks and his party from the second voyage; it was intended that Johann Forster would write the official record, but he and his son returned to controversy, culminating in them being asked to withdraw from any involvement with the official account. Thus denied, 'the Forsters set to work to forestall it with an account of their own, and succeeded in doing so by about six weeks' (Holmes).Johann was one of the pre-eminent scientists and natural historians of his generation, while Georg, not even eighteen years old when he joined the Resolution, proved to have a facile pen and an alert and inquiring disposition. Yet the Voyage round the World, which should have been their crowning achievement, became instead evidence of the rift between them and the British establishment, especially once the accusation that George was the author in name only surfaced, chiefly as a result of the printed attacks by the voyage's astronomer, William Wales. It certainly appears that Johann's disposition was not calculated to please and, as Holmes points out, relations cannot have been improved by the fact that 'no acknowledgement is made of the assistance derived from Cook's journal, the proof-sheets of which had in accordance with the agreement signed at the Admiralty on April 13th, 1776, been placed at the elder Forster's disposal'.Sadly, the controversy has overshadowed the work itself which is, in effect, one of the most considered of all of the secondary accounts of Cook, and, along with Johann's Observations (1778), forms a distinct yet vital contribution to the history and accomplishments of Cook's arduous second voyage.

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        Brief m. eigenhändiger Unterschrift Potsdam, 8.X.1785. 4to, 1/4 S. auf Doppelbl.

      . . "An den Lieutenant von Goerne, außer Diensten, aus Golwitz, bey Brandenburg", dessen Vorschlag zur Verbesserung der Pferdezucht, insbesondere in der Kurmark, betreffend. "Patriotisch ausgedacht ist Euer Vorschlag... Es ist... aber ... dabey das Terrain nicht in Betrachtung gezogen worden... Deßen Ausführung ist nur in Provintzien möglich, wo so viele Weiher sind, daß ein guter Theil dasvon zur Pferdezucht ausgesetzt werden kann...". - Faltspuren.

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        Orlando innamorato di Matteo Ma. Bojardo, rifatto da Francesco Berni. En 5 volumes.

      Venezia, Antonio Zatta, 1785,. sm. in-8vo, illustrated with alltogether 5 identical title portraits (Francesco Berni) and 69 cute vignettes (engraved by Daniotto and C. Dall'Aqua), very beautiful marbled calf bindings, red and green labels on spine, rich goldtooling on spine, small imperfection or stain on 2 covers, light rubbing to a few corners, sprinkled edges.. The "Orlando innamorato" completely rewritten by Berni, being by far better appreciated than the original version by Bojardo. Illustrated with cute engraved vignettes heading each one of the 69 chapters.Originally written for the amusement of the author's patron, Duke Hercules D'Este, this is the inventive and humorous story of Orlando's love-striken pursuit of Angelica through a fairyland that combines the military valours of Charlemagne's crusaders with the enchantments of King Arthur's court."Le poeme le plus celebre de Bojardo, quoique le moins lu, est son "Roland amoureux". ... L'Arioste ... en le continuant, et le Berni, en le refaisant, l'ont tue. ..." (Hoefer).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Hoefer NBG III/622-623 and IV/483-484; Diz. Lett. Bompiani (1948) V/312-316.

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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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        Manuscript Document, bank draft on the Bank of New York for $500 to the order of BARON STEUBEN, docketed on rear by Steuben

      New York, 1785. Signed by the founder of the Bank of New York, WILLIAM DUER. 1 vols. Oblong octavo. Signature of the payer in lower right corner torn away. Signed by the founder of the Bank of New York, WILLIAM DUER. 1 vols. Oblong octavo. After his discharge in 1783, the great Prussian general who trained the America militia was in dire financial straits. "Always careless in his business affairs and extravagant in his charities and hospitalities, he went heavily in debt in anticipation of about $60,000 for his military services which he claimed from Congress." - Boatner, p. 1057.

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        The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy... In Two Volumes.

      Dublin. 1785. 8vo. Samtidige hele kalveskinnsbind med røde og grønne tittelfelter, samt ryggforgylling. (4 bl.), (4), vii, (1 bl.), xxi, (1 bl.), v, (1bl.) 423, (5 bl.) ; (2 bl.), (4), iii, (1 bl.), 461, (7 bl.) s.8vo. Contemporary full calf with red and green labels and gilt decoration to spines. (4 blank), (4), vii, (1 blank), xxi, (1 blank), v , (1 blank), 423, (5 blank) ; (2 blank), (4), iii, (1 blank), 461, (7 blank) pp.. Corners bumped, hinges cracked, but boards still firmly attached. A "mouthful" of the corner of the back board of vol. 2 missing. Bookplates in both volumes.William Paley (1743-1805), English theologian and moral philosopher. The "The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy" contains Paley's famous satire on property. And the work is a handbook on the duties and obligations of civil life rather than a philosophical treatise.This edition is published in the same year as the London-edition. (Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 6, pp. 19-20)

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        Fisiogenografia o sia delineazione dei Generi naturali divisi in VI. Classi a norma del Systema naturale di Linneo con una breve descrizione dei caratteri e proprietà di ciascuno di essi. Tom. I

      s.t., in Roma 1785 - Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. Tagli colorati. Prima tavola (raffigurante Adamo ed Eva) parzialmente incollata per censura alla prima carta incisa di classificazione ( Primates ). Su gran parte delle tavv. è manoscritto - con piccola, antica grafia - il nome francese dell animale raffigurato. Ottimo esemplare. Assai raro. Il secondo tomo dell opera venne pubblicato nel 1787. Provenienza: Collezione Marchese Sacchetti (ex libris cartaceo e timbretto sbiadito al frontis.). 8vo (cm. 21,2), XV-(1)130 pp., 1 c.nn. con 87 tavole incise su rame numerate, intercalate da 13 cc. (anch esse incise) di classificazione delle specie. Frontespizio interamente inciso da Rizzardi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - BREVE TRATADO DEL VIAGE QUE HIZO A LA CIUDAD SANTA DE JERUSALEN Don Racionero y Maestro de la Capilla de la Santa Iglesia de Sevilla. En el que da noticia verídica de todos los Santuarios, Sitios y Lugares en que nuestro señor Redentor Jesu Christo estuvo, donde nació y murió. En valladolid, en la Imprenta de Alfonso del Riego, año de 1785, donde se hallará y en Madrid en la de Manuel Perez, calle cela Montera, junto ála Alojeria. 141 x 97 mm. 44 p. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación. Sello de tampón antiguo poseedor. Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599), músico sevillano, compositor, cantor, maestro de capilla y viajero incansable. Mantuvo buenas relaciones con los reyes de España, Carlos V y Felipe II. Su valedor era el cardenal Rodrigo de castro a quien va dedicado este viaje a Jerusalen, que realizó entre el verano de 1588 y la primavera de 1589. Ref: Palau, 109952 dice: que tanto la primera como el resto de ediciones son obras raras. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelm Thomas Raynals philosophische und politische Geschichte der Besitzungen und Handlung der Europäer in beyden Indien - Nach der neuesten Ausgabe übersetzt, und mit Anmerkungen versehen - Band 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - 7 Bände, 1785

      Verlag der typographischen Gesellschaft, Kempten 1785. Band 3: 5. Buch: Handlung von Dänemark, Ostende, Schweden, Preußen, Spanien, Rußland nach Ostindien. Wichtige Fragen über die Verbindungen Europas mit Indien. 6. Buch: Entdeckung von Amerika. Eroberung von Mexiko. Besitzungen der Spanier in diesem Theil der neuen Welt. 456 S. Band 5: 9. Buch: Besitzungen der Portugiesen in Brasilien. Ihre daselbst geführten Kriege. Erzeugnisse und Reichtümer dieser Kolonien. 10. Buch: Niederlassungen der europäischen Nationen in dem großen amerikanischen Archipel. 330 S. Band 6, 1786: 11. Buch: Die Europäer kaufen in Afrika Pflanzer für die Antillen. Auf welche Art dieser Handel betrieben wird. Welche Erzeugnisse wir der Arbeit der Sklaven zu verdanken haben. 12. Buch: Niederlassungen der Spanier, der Holländer und der Dänen auf den amerikanischen Inseln. 400 S. Band 7, 1786: 13. Buch: Besitzungen der Franzosen auf den amerikanischen Inseln. 14. Buch: Niederlassungen der Engländer auf den amerikanischen Inseln. 480 S. Band 8: 15. Buch: Besitzungen der Franzosen in Nordamerika. Auf welchem Grund die Hoffnung ihres Wohlergehens beruhte? Was diese Verbindungen hervorbrachte. 16. Buch: In den französichen Kolonien des nördlichen Amerika eird eine neue Einrichtung gemacht. Welche Absicht diese neue Verbindungen haben? 17. Buch: Englische in der Hudson-Bay, Kanada, der Insel St. John, Neu Foundland, Neu Schottland, Neu England, Neu York, und Neu Jersey angelegte Kolonien. 438 S. Band 9: 18. Buch: Englische Kolonien in Pensylvanien, Maryland, Virginien, Karolina, Georgien, Florida. Allgemeine Betrachtungen über alle diese Besitzungen. 398 S. Band 10: 19. Buch: Religion, Regierung, Staatskunst, Krieg, Seewesen, Handlung, Ackerbau, Mannufakturen, Bevölkerung, Steuer und Auflagen, Öffentlicher Kredit, Schöne Künste und Wissenschaften, Philosophie, Sittenlehre, Betrachtungen des Guten und Bösen so die Entdeckung von Amerika in Europa zuwegegebracht hat. 398 S. Allgemeines Register über alle zehn Theile. Geographisches Register. 164 S. Alle Bände in Fraktur, alle mit teils zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Textvignetten. Dreiviertel-Leder, Rücken mit gold. Rückentitel, goldgepr. Rückendekoration, 5 echten Bünden, rot und grün hinterlegten Titeln, marmorierter Einband, roter Farbschnitt, auffallend guter, frischer und sauberer Druck. Einbände gering angeschmutzt, etwas berieben, kaum bestoßen, Schnitte wenig angeschmutzt, Seiten äußerst selten sehr leicht angeschmutzt, Deckel-Innenseiten, Vorsätze, Nachsätze und Titelblätter etwas stärker angeschmutzt, keine Anstreichungen, keine Beschädigungen, guter Zustand. über 2000 gr. Guillaume-Thomas Francois Raynal, auch Abbe Raynal, 1713 Lapanouse, 1796 Passy, war ein französischer Schriftsteller. Durch "Die Geschichte beider Indien", 1770 wurde er berühmt, es war eine der meistgelesen Schriften der Spätaufklärung. 1770 publizierte er die erste Ausgabe seiner "Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes". (Das eine Indien steht für das östlichen Indien oder Asien, das westliche Indien steht für die Karibik und Lateinamerika). An dieser Ausgabe sollte Denis Diderot mitarbeiten. Nachdem sie 1772 verboten wurde, publizierte der Abbe Raynal die "Histoire de deux indes" 1774 erneut. Die neue Auflage wurde vom Klerus sofort auf den Index gesetzt. Die noch konsequentere dritte Auflage erschien 1780. Im Oktober des Jahres 1781 hielt er sich zeitweise in der Schweiz in Vevey auf. Das Werk wurde am 21. Mai 1781 vom Parlement von Paris dazu verdammt, öffentlich vom Henker verbrannt zu werden.) Kein Schutzumschlag Dreiviertel-Leder 8°. Gut

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        Corte por lo ancho de la Catedral de Málaga.

      - (Madrid, hacia 1785), una hoja de 50 x 38 cm., conteniendo el grabado al cobre por Muntaner sobre un dibujo de Pietro Vanvitelli y la escala en varas Castellanas. MÁLAGA

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         Essai sur la noblesse des Basques pour servir d'introduction à l'histoire générale de ces peuples. Rédigé sur les mémoires d'un militaire basque par un Ami de la Nation

      à Pau, de l'imp. de J.P. Vignancour, 1785, in 8°, de 254pp., demi-veau blond moderne genre ancien, dos lisse orné de lyres dorées, p. de t. lèg. frottée, jolie rel. pastiche signée Devauchelle, qq. mouillures aux derniers ff. et deux petites restaurations angulaires. (nbr. cachets ex-libris Louis Lamaison, de Saint Palais; et ex-libris moderne Dominique Goytino en tête) Edition originale de ce très rare ouvrage, un des premiers consacrés à l'histoire des Basques. Il a été rédigé par Dom Sanadon, principal du collège de Pau, et qui fut un évêque constitutionnel des Basses Pyrénées puis député à la Convention. L'ouvrage est en fait une compilation extraite de l'Histoire des Basques du chevalier J. Ph. Bela, colonel du régiment de Royal-Cantabre, oeuvre inédite dont le manuscrit est conservé à la Bibliothèque Nationale. ¶ Très peu d'exemplaires dans les Bibliothèques publiques : cat. CCFR 3ex. seulement (Pau, Bordeaux, Rouen) - cat. KVK 3 ex. (Cambridge, Berlin, Harvard, New York PL)

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        Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération des animaux et des pl EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Geneve: Chez Barthélémi Chirol, 1785. Fine. Chez Barthélémi Chirol, A Geneve 1785, In 8 (12,5x20,6cm), (4) XCVI, 413pp., relié. - Original French edition, illustrated with 3 folding plates containing many figures. Full calf blond marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Two small restorations on the upper flat. Nice copy. Fundamental work on the theory of generation. The conclusions reached above those of Spallanzani Pasteur nearly a century. He refuted particular theory of spontaneous generation; By working refutation of the famous concept that Spallanzani discovers the role of sperm and ovaries in mammals, its observations on the external reproduction in frogs; it will also be the first to perform artificial insemination in a bitch. The author also shows regeneration in lizards. Senebier translated many works of Spallanzani in French, he was also a scientist. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, illustrée de 3 planches dépliantes contenant de nombreuses figures. Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Deux petites restaurations sur le plat supérieur. Bel exemplaire. Ouvrage fondamental sur la théorie de la génération. Les conclusions auxquelles parvient Spallanzani précèdent celles de Pasteur de près d'un siècle. Il y réfute notamment la théorie de la génération spontanée ; C'est en travaillant à la réfutation de ce fameux concept que Spallanzani découvre le rôle des spermatozoïdes et des ovaires chez les mammifères, par ses observations sur la reproduction externe chez les grenouilles ; il sera par ailleurs le premier à réaliser une insémination artificielle chez une chienne. L'auteur démontre également la régénération chez les lézards. Senebier a traduit la plupart des ouvrages de Spallanzani en français, il était également un scientifique.

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        Medical Reports, of the Effects of Tobacco, Principally with Regard to its Diuretic Quality, in the Cure of Dropsies, and Dysuries : Together with some observations, on the use of Clysters of Tobacco, in the treatment of the Colic : By Thomas Fowler, M. D. Physician to the General Infirmary of the County of Stafford

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1785. First edition, xi, [5], 84 pp., light stain to lower outer corner of text, two-tone modern boards, paper title label on spine, uncut.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Oettinger v. M. Albert u. G. F. Lotter in 6 Blatt, "Carte Geographique representant le Cours Entier du Rhin, de la Moselle de la Meuse et de l'Escaut avec les Pays Confins specialement L'Etat Actuel de toutes les possessions de la Maison D'Austriche dans les Pays Bas et une Grande Partie de la France ..." - "Cabinetskarte welche den Ganzen Lauff des Rheins, der Mosel, der Maas und Schelde nebst den Angraenzenden Laendern vorzüglich alle gegenwaertige Besitzungen des Hauses Oesterreich in den Niederlanden und einen grossen Theil von Frankreich vorstellt".

      . altkol.,, dat. 1785, Größe zusammengesetzt ca., 171 x 155 (H). Stopp/Langel S. 99 ( nur Ausgabe 1794 ); T. Seifert: Die Karte als Kunstwerk, Nr. 166 und Abb. der Kartuschen ( einer früheren, undatierten Ausgabe ) auf Seite 132. - Genauer Nachstich der Oettinger Karte ( verlegt bei Seutter ) mit geänderten Kartuschen (diese wurden dem Zeitgeschmack angepaßt). - Karte westorientiert und noch nicht zusammengesetzt.

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