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

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church Yard, 1785. First editions, with rare half-title to The Task: Poems, Vol. II. [iv], 367, [1, errata]; [vi], 359, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo (19 x 12 cm.). Bound in quite simple full dark green morocco, spines gilt, all edges gilt, orange silk doublures, by Zaehnsdorf and dated 1886, with their exhibition blindstamp on the back pastedown, laid in a full green morocco pull-off case, spine of case sunned. Very fine. Provenance: Bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield. First editions, with rare half-title to The Task: Poems, Vol. II. [iv], 367, [1, errata]; [vi], 359, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo (19 x 12 cm.). Zaehnsdorf Exhibition Binding. 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." The Task was published three years after the first volume of Cowper's Poems. Errata on final page in vol. I, E6 and I6 in vol. I cancels as usual, without the Preface by John Newton found in a few copies, last page of vol. II with advertisement for the first volume of Cowper's Poems. Superbly bound. Rothschild Library 681

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Ludwigslust, 14. IX. 1785.. 3 SS. 4to.. An einen "Kunstfreund": "gestern las ich den Aufsaz [!] aus Kramers Musik. Magazin über die schlechte Einrichtung des italienischen Singgedichts, der aus Ihrer Feder geflossen ist. Erlauben Sie mir, Ihnen theuerster Mann! aus dem wärmsten Herzen den Dank zu sagen, den ich Ihrer hierin liegenden Belehrung schuldig bin. Lange schon fühlte ich's, daß wirklich die Instrumentalmusik dem wahren natürlichen Gesang geschadet hat. Noch mehr aber ward ich davon überzeugt als ich allmählich selbst anfing für die Singstimme zu schreiben [ ]". - Hardenack bearbeitete das offizielle dänische Psalmenbuch und komponierte Oratorien, Kantaten, Klaviersonaten, Lieder und Instrumentalmusik. 1813 erschienen seine Vorlesungen über Musik und ihre nützliche Anwendung.

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        Storia della vita dell'uomo. Opera dell'Abate don Lorenzo Hervas. Socio della Real Accademia delle scienze e antichità di Dublino. Tomo I (- VIII)

      Per G. Biasini all'insegna di Pallade, Cesena 1785 - 8 voll. leg. in 4, in 8, pp228 + (2); 218 + (2); 236; 242 + 4; 222; 220; 228; 228. Qualche tarlo marg. particolarmente agli ultimi 2 voll. in particolare 15 cc. del vol. 7 presentano qualche lesione del testo. M. pl. coeva con tasselli. Qualche forellino al d. Varie dedicatorie: al Conte N. Savorelli, al Marchese N. Ghini e al Reale Consiglio di Castiglia. Ogni volume à dedicato ad un aspetto del vivere dell'uomo e del vivere sociale: Concepimento e stato dell'uomo fino alla sua nascita; pubertà e gioventà (riforma del civil giure, ostacoli al progresso della medicina); Virilità dell'uomo (l''uomo con rispetto alla religione e società civile); L'uomo con rispetto a diversi impieghi con cui serve la società (agricoltura, milizia, arti); L'uomo con rispetto a diversi impieghi con cui serve la società (l'uomo nel commercio); l'uomo considerato nella sua virilità con diversi rispetti fisici e civili ad essa appartenenti (lusso, divertimenti. il cibarsi); vecchia e morte dell'uomoimmortalità del di lui spirito.; notomia del corpo umano. Edizione a se stante di quest'opera precedentemente apparsa all'interno della monumentale 'Idea dell'universo' pubblicata sempre a Cesena tra il 1778 e il 1887. Opera comunque di grande apertura, che, per le idee espresse, vnne messa all'indice nel 1789. L'Hervas, gesuita spagnolo, astronomo, letterato, glottologo, venne in Italia per sfuggire alle persecuzioni messe in atto contro i gesuiti. Visse molti anni a Cesena e poi fu nominato bibliotecario del Quirinale. Molto noti furono i suoi studi glottologici. Graesse, 3, 261. ITA

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In Commemoration of Handel... Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund

      London: Sold by T. Payne and Son... and G. Robinson. [January 8] 1785. Quarto. Newly bound in marbled boards with printed title label to spine. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), [iii-viii] (dedication, contents), [i]- xvi (preface), 8, 8, 9-20, 19-24, 21-56, 21, [i] (blank) pp., 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [25]-41, [i] (blank), 2 ff. (section title, list), [45]-70, 1f. (section title), pp. 73-90, 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [93]-107, [i] (blank), 1f. (section title), pp. 111-139, [ii] (advertisement, errata) pp. + 8 plates engraved by Delattre, Bartolozzi, Haward, Spilsbury and Collyer after Burney, Cipriani and Smirk, with the "Plan of the Orchestra and Disposition of the Band" naming J. Bates as conductor. Very slightly browned; some minor creasing, light foxing, and occasional soiling and staining, especially to frontispiece, title, and dedication; minor offsetting opposite plates. With the autograph signature in pencil of the English-born early 19th century American composer and conductor Horace Middleton to upper outer corner of blank recto of frontispiece. An attractive, wide-margined copy. . First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett p. 47. Cortot, p. 42. Eitner II, p. 246. RISM BVI, p. 191. "[Burney] suggested and was entrusted with the preparation of a book giving an account of it [the Handel commemoration of 1784], preceded by a life of Handel. As a professional man, however, he was astonished to discover he was expected to do this without recompense... The Handel commemoration volume caused its author much concern and distracted him from his History, yet it has served posterity well." TNG Vol. 3, pp. 489-491.Joah Bates (1740-1799), conductor, organist and concert organizer, was "a fierce champion of Baroque music and particularly of Handel's work..." TNG Vol. II, p. 284.

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784 In Commemoration of Handel Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund

      London: Sold by T. Payne and Son... and G. Robinson. [January 8] 1785. Quarto. Newly bound in marbled boards with printed title label to spine. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), [iii-viii] (dedication, contents), [i]- xvi (preface), 8, 8, 9-20, 19-24, 21-56, 21, [i] (blank) pp., 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [25]-41, [i] (blank), 2 ff. (section title, list), [45]-70, 1f. (section title), pp. 73-90, 2 ff. (section title, list), pp. [93]-107, [i] (blank), 1f. (section title), pp. 111-139, [ii] (advertisement, errata) pp. + 8 plates engraved by Delattre, Bartolozzi, Haward, Spilsbury and Collyer after Burney, Cipriani and Smirk, with the "Plan of the Orchestra and Disposition of the Band" naming J. Bates as conductor. Very slightly browned; some minor creasing, light foxing, and occasional soiling and staining, especially to frontispiece, title, and dedication; minor offsetting opposite plates. With the autograph signature in pencil of the English-born early 19th century American composer and conductor Horace Middleton to upper outer corner of blank recto of frontispiece. An attractive, wide-margined copy. . First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett p. 47. Cortot, p. 42. Eitner II, p. 246. RISM BVI, p. 191. "[Burney] suggested and was entrusted with the preparation of a book giving an account of it [the Handel commemoration of 1784], preceded by a life of Handel. As a professional man, however, he was astonished to discover he was expected to do this without recompense... The Handel commemoration volume caused its author much concern and distracted him from his History, yet it has served posterity well." TNG Vol. 3, pp. 489-491. Joah Bates (1740-1799), conductor, organist and concert organizer, was "a fierce champion of Baroque music and particularly of Handel's work..." TNG Vol. II, p. 284.

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        MOSHI HINBUTSU ZUKO: ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON THINGS IN THE BOOK OF ODES. An Illustrated Botanical, Zoological & Natural History Reference.

      A CHARMING ILLUSTRATED BOTANICAL & NATURAL HISTORY Kyoto 1785 - Kitamura. Blue stitched wrs., 7 vols. bound in 3,covers rubbed, no labels, 25+10+23+20+12+11+8 double pages,ca.100 woodcut illustrations, no worming, contents clean,solid, nicely done, 18 x 25 cm. FIRST EDITION R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Freund Heins Erscheinungen in Holbeins Manier. 165 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 24 Kupfertafeln von Johann Rudolf Schellenberg. Hübscher marmor. Pappbd d. Z. mit Rückenvergoldung und 3 farb. Rückenschildern für Franziska von Hohenheim.

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner u. Comp., 1785. - Erste Ausgabe dieser bedeutendsten Totentanzfolge des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts, "Schellenbergs Meisterleistung . (mit) völlig neuen geistreichen Einfällen" (Lanck./Oehler). 'Freund Hein' war von Matthias Claudius als Synonym für den Tod eingeführt worden, ironischerweise vom Namen eines Arztes abgeleitet, dem Hamburger Anton Hein. Die von Musäus geschaffenen sentimentalen Verse sind ungewöhnlich für den eher rational beeinflußten Dichter; sie bilden jedoch eine vorzügliche Ergänzung zu den zuerst geschaffenen Schellenbergschen Kupfern. Diese sind weit mehr als Variationen des berühmten Vorgängers Holbein. "Schellenberg wie Musäus antworten auf philosophische, literarische und technische Erscheinungen ihrer Zeit, wie die durch Lessing und Herder angestoßene ästhetische Diskussion um das Bild des Todes . ebenso wie die neuen Gefährdungen durch die sich entwickelnde Technik. Das Kupfer 'Der Aerostat' hat geradezu Karriere gemacht und gilt heute als wichtiges Dokument der Luftfahrtgeschichte, ja sogar der Technikkritik" (U. Wunderlich zitiert nach Trauzettel Nr 462). Neben Rowlandsons karikaturistischen Darstellungen und Chodowieckis Almanachblättern geben Schellenbergs Kupfer wohl am besten den Zeitgeist wieder. Thematisiert werden u. a. die Erfindung des Schwarzpulvers, die Werther'sche Schwermut, Putzsucht der Frauen, das Duell-Unwesen, die 'Schulvisitation', Aufhebung eines Klosters, Logenwesen und Freimaurer, Begeisterung für den Walzer sowie die Laster der Menschen und Stände, die Lottospieler, Wucherer, Schlemmer, Werber, 'Afterarzt'. – Typischer "Franziska-Einband", der jedoch im Gegensatz zum Gros dieser Einbände außerordentlich breitrandig ist. Franziska Theresa Reichsgräfin von Hohenheim (1748-1811) war seit 1772 offizielle Mätresse, seit 1785 zweite Ehefrau von Herzog Carl Eugen von Württemberg, seit 1790 Herzogin von Württemberg. Dank ihrer Wohltätigkeit und ihres mäßigenden Einflusses auf den Herzog wurde sie schon zu Lebzeiten als "guter Engel Württembergs" bezeichnet. Es gelang ihr, den unberechenbaren und prunksüchtigen Herzog, der auch Friedrich Schiller das Leben schwer machte, zu einem fürsorglicheren Landesvater umzuerziehen. – Titel mit Stempel Schloss Bächingen. Sehr frisches, sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Die Kupfer in guten Abdrucken. – Goed. IV 1, 580, 6. Massmann S. 57 A 1. Rümann 788. Lanck./Oehler S. 175 f. Oppermann 1201 (2. Auflage) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Familiar letters, from an elder* to a younger brother, serving for his freedom in the Trinity-House, Newcastle Upon Tyne

      Newcastle: printed for the author, by L. Dinsdale. 1785. 8vo., (2) + vii + (2) + 10 - 188 + (2)pp., including the half-title and final leaf (errata on recto: advertisement verso), contemporary half calf over marbled boards with a fairly recent unlettered reback. A good copy with the 19th century bookseller Thomas Thorne's ticket on pastedown. First edition: very rare. Copies located by ESTC & OCLC only at 5 libraries [BL + Nat. Maritime Mus. + Newcastle Un. + Newcastle Central Lib. + NLS]. This is a curious, almost novel-like series of 17 supposed 'letters' of advice on behaviour and conduct from 'Palinurus' to 'Dear Jack', the whole interspersed with what appears to be both family and naval gossip. And so the author considers the 'folly and impropriety of making use of sea-phrases when out of that element', 'hints to those parents who think a good education unnecessary for such of their children as are intended for sea', 'thoughts on the coal-trade', 'folly of sea-faring people sleeping with their wet cloths on when they can avoid it', 'thoughts on escape from shipwreck', 'character of a sea-fop', 'necessity of commanders setting good examples', and more, with frequent references to 'Captain Clements' and 'Lieutenant Meanwell'. Dinsdale, the Newcastle printer, a journeyman of Thomas Slack, seems only to have been in business for two years. * Trinity House is ruled by a court of 31 Elder Brethren appointed from a much larger body of Younger Brethren.

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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, 1785.. 3 Volumes complete. 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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        Short autograph note signed by La Pérouse

      At sea, 1785. Small sheet, 120 x 135 mm., old folds, clearly and legibly written and docketed; very good. La Pérouse needs 400 metres of canvas for his schooner. Exceptionally rare: an autograph note signed by the great French explorer La Pérouse. Hordern House has never before handled an example of any letter in his hand, let alone confidently signed, as here.The extraordinary story and achievements of La Pérouse are well known, and recounted in the handsome official account of his expedition. However, because of the fact that he was lost without trace mid-voyage, manuscript material relating to his life is very rare indeed; the obvious point of comparison would be with anything relating to Bligh on the Bounty. In the note La Pérouse asks that his boat ("goelete") be given an impressive 286 "aunes" of canvas which is needed on board. The vessel known as a "goelete" - now more normally goélette - is usually considered to mean schooner, while an "aune" was an old-fashioned French word usually translated as "ell" or cubit: a French aune is recorded as being around 54 inches, meaning that La Pérouse is in fact asking for almost 400 metres of canvas. The sheer quantity of the request speaks to La Pérouse having written the note while in charge of a large vessel, but it is unlikely that either of his ships of discovery are meant, as the Astrolabe and the Boussole are usually listed as flûtes. La Pérouse had joined the navy as a 15 year old in 1756, seeing a good deal of action in American waters during the Seven Years War. The document is counter-signed and noted as "delivered" by one "Deletombe": it seems very likely that this is Philippe-André-Joseph de Létombe, who arrived in the United States in 1781, and was the French Consul in Boston and a correspondent of Thomas Jefferson. If this identification is correct, the note would possibly date from La Pérouse's cruising in the West Indies and along the coast to Hudson Bay in 1781 and 1782.

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        Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books. With a Biographical and Critical Account of the Author and his Writings.

      Kilmarnock: Printed by J. Wilson Bookseller 1785 - 12mo (in 6s), 162 x 96 mms., pp. xviii, [19 - 21], 22 - 304, contemporary sheepskin, red morocco label; lacks blank leaf before title-page, which is a bit browned, binding slightly dried. A very good copy. The life is by Elijah Fenton, followed by "In Paradisu Admissam Summi Poetae Johannis Miltoni," a poem in Latin by Samuel Barrow, M. D. (?1625 - 1683). Barrow's verses were first printed in the second edition of Paradise Lost (1674), while Fenton's life was first published in 1725. The printer, John Wilson, would go on to publish the first edition of Burns's poems in Kilmarnock in 1786, and he reprinted Paradise Lost in 1789.

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        Tableaux des anciens grecs, des romains, et des nations contemporaines; où l'on trouve le Cérimonial, la Vie privée, l'état Politique, Civil, et Militaire, les Sciences et les Arts de l'Antiquité Tome premier (seul paru)

      chez P. Remy et J.B.G. Musier,, A Paris, 1785 - Cm. 34, 13 parti di pp. 140 complessive. Con 12 belle tavole f.t. all'acquatinta ed in fine coloritura coeva (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida leg. recente d'amatore in piena pelle, dorso a piccoli nervi con fregi titoli in oro su tassello. Ottima conservazione. Esemplare in carta grande, stampato su carta forte nella rara tiratura con le tavole a colori. Si tratta del tomo primo, ma unico pubblicato di quest'opera apparsa solo nella presente edizione e non riscontrato nelle principali bibliografie. Raccolta di erudite dissertazioni storiche riguardanti il mondo di Roma e della Grecia antichi: Homere. Recherches sur la personne et les ouvrages d'Homere; Les Amazones; Soldat romain; Femme spartiate a l'armée; Mariage des romains; ecc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        HISTOIRE DE KENTUCKE, NOUVELLE COLONIE A L'OUEST DE LA VIRGINIE: CONTENANT,1 LA DECOUVERTE, L'ACQUISITION, L'ESTABLISSEMENT LA DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE, L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, &C, DU TERRITOIRE; 2 LA RELATION HISTORIQUE DU COLONEL BOON, UN DES PREMIERS COLONS, FUR LES GUERRES CNTRE DLES NATURELS ; 3 L'ASSEMBEE DES PIANKASHAWS AU POSTE SAINT-VINCENT; 4 UN EXPOSE SUCCINCT DES NATIONS INDIENNES QUI HABITENT DANS LES LIMITES DES TREIZE ETATS-UNIS traduit de l'anglois par M Parraud

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1785. First edition in French. 8vo. (4), xvi, 234 pp. Folding map (short marginal tear, skillfully repaired on verso). Original boards, rebacked in calf to style, with matching corners. A nice copy. The first edition to be published with a map. HOWES; " First book on Kentucky and most notable product from the pen of a Western pionner." HOWES F-129

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        Etude pour les Demoiselles." Ganzfigur im Profil nach links einer Dame im bodenlangen Louis-Seize-Kleid, in Händen Sonnenschirm und Hündchen.

      - Kupferstich mit Punktiermanier in Rot von Guber nach J.B. Huet, um 1785, 22 x 16 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 70/71. - Mit der Verlegeradresse von Bonnet. - Sehr dekorativ in Goldleiste gerahmt.

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        A Sentimental History of Chimney Sweepers, in London & Westminster. Shewing the Necessity of putting them under Regulations, to prevent the grossest Inhumanity to the Climbing Boys. With a Letter to a London Clergyman on Sunday Schools. Calculated for the preservation of the Children of the Poor; complete with the required Plate showing a German Sweep

      London: Sold by Dodsley in Pall Mall, & Sewell in Cornhill, 1785. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing in early period calf, rebacked with later, but clearly not recent, vellum, leather spine label lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; [2], xl, 191, [1] pp.; engraved title-page and one engraved plate, complete per ESTC T93936; Goldsmiths-Kress 13090. The boards are a bit rubbed and worn at the corners and the inner joints have been neatly repaired; damp-staining and browning to the front endpaper and first 2 leaves, to the outer margins towards the rear, and to the gutter at the bottom about the middle of the book;. The upper margins of the initial leaves show some fraying and the title page some loss to the top corner just touching the ruled borders. The leaves are mildly toned and show the occasional small spot or stain. The volume otherwise remains quite clean and sound, and firmly bound. The volume is complete with the engraved title (sometimes counted as a second plate) and one plate (often found as a frontispiece but here bound in at p. 101). Quite uncommon to the market, this was an influential work on the plight of young chimney-sweeps [or "climbing boys"] written by merchant, traveler and philanthropist Jonas Hanway (1712-1786). Having traded and traveled for many years in Russia and the Middle East, Hanway published "An Historical Account of British Trade over the Caspian Sea" (1753) and returned to England and set his mind to good works. In addition to his efforts on behalf of sweeps, he conducted campaigns against tea-drinking (which put him in public controversy with Samuel Johnson and Oliver Goldsmith), tipping, and hackney coachmen who hooted and hollered at him as in the rain he used an umbrella rather than their services (said to be the first Londoner to do so). Hanway's last do-gooder efforts were on behalf of these little chinmey-sweeps, a revisiting of his earlier efforts of the 1760s on their behalf of which he said "I gained many advocates; but we had not then skill or perseverence enough to succeed". He did, to a larger degree, achieve success with this effort wherein his vivid, emotional description of the miserable and hazardous conditions endured by these boys, some as young as four years old, led to legislation raising the minimum age to eight — a law which, however, was not strongly enforced. A man of some import and influence, Hanway had a street named after him in London and a monument erected to him in Westminster Abbey. Copies of the book are quite scarce to the trade. A Very Good copy of a notable and influential book from a notable 18th Century Londoner and QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. Vol.I. [ - Vol.II]

      Warrington, printed by W. Eyres, for T. Cadel in the Strand, London. 1785. 2 vols., 8vo., 5 engraved plates (of which 4 are folding), xxiii + (1) + 473 + (13) and ix + (1) + 514 + (12)pp., one leaf in vol.II bound out of order, near contemporary ownership inscription in ink on each title-page of William Williams,> bound in old, perhaps original marbled boards with paper spines, the spines worn, entirely uncut. A fine copy. First edition of the two original volumes in the First Series of the Society's Memoirs> (later volumes were published in 1790, 1793, 1796, 1798 and 1802). See Goldsmiths 12823. The Manchester Lit. and Phil. is a learned society in Manchester which was established in 1781, its Memoirs> being, after the Royal Society's Phil. Trans.>, the oldest scientific journal in the U.K. The Society has been at the leading edge of knowledge in many fields. These two original volumes of Memoirs> include the rationale for its establishment, the original 'Laws and Regulations for the government of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester', and lists of the original ordinary and honorary members. The presidents and vice-presidents included Thomas Percival F.R.A. and Charles White F.R.S.: the honorary members included a galaxy of scientific talent - Erasmus Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, M. Lavoisier, John Coakley Lettson, Joseph Priestley, and Alexander Volta. The papers here published cover the whole spectrum of developing knowledge, including education itself (papers by Thomas Barnes), language, crime and punishment (William Turner with inevitable references to Beccaria, Blackstone and Howard), meteorology, geology, medicine, chemistry, and there are papers on manufacturing processes. And the diversity of the published papers also includes one on taste and beauty and its relevance to morals, one on the essential characteristics of poetry, and another 'on the diversions of hunting, shooting, fishing, &c. considered as compatible with humanity'.

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        Blick über die Bucht von Neapel, links im Hintergrund die Insel Ischia (um 1839/40).

      . Bleistift, leicht gelblich laviert, auf Velin. 17,5:23,9 cm. Provenienz: Aus dem künstlerischen Nachlaß; Schweizer Privatbesitz. Zeichnungen von Frey gehören heute zu den Seltenheiten auf dem Kunstmarkt.. Johann Jakob Frey war Schüler seines Vaters S. Frey (1785-1836). Nachdem er auch bei H. Hess (1799-1850) in Basel studiert hatte, begab er sich nahezu mittellos nach Paris, wo er sich durch Kopieren niederländischer Landschaften des 17. Jahrhunderts weiterbildete und seinen Unterhalt durch Restaurierung älterer Gemälde erwarb. 1834 kehrte er für kurze Zeit nach Basel zurück. Anschließend ging er nach München, wo er die Unterstützung der Schweizer Malerin Emilie Lindner (1797-1860) fand, die es ihm ermöglichte 1835 nach Rom zu gehen. Ende der 1830er Jahre siedelte er mit seinem Freund, dem Genre- und Historienmaler A. Landerer (1816-1893) nach Neapel über, von wo aus er auch Sizilien und Spanien bereiste. Seine Beteiligung an der von R. Lepsius geleiteten preußischen Expedition nach Ägypten 1842 mußte er seiner Gesundheit wegen bald schon aufgeben. Er kehrte im August 1843 aus Alexandrien nach Italien zurück und nahm seinen ständigen Wohnsitz in Rom, wo er eine Römerin heiratete und zu den Gründern des Deutschen Künstlervereins gehörte. Frey war ein bekannter und beliebter Künstler, der in seinem Atelier auch von Fürstlichkeiten besucht wurde, so von Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen, in dessen Auftrag er eine Folge italienischer Landschaften malte.

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        Erfahrungen und Untersuchungen über den Menschen. Erster Band. Zweyte vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe - Zweyter Band - Dritter Band - Vierter und letzter Band. Band 1 in 2. vermehrter und verbesserter Auflage, die Bände 2, 3 und 4 in EA. 4 Bände.

      Berlin, Verlag der Realschulbuchhandlung, 1777-1785. - 16 Bll., 460 S., 8 Bll., 446 S., 4 Bll., 372 S., 1 Bl., 323 S. 8°, marmorierte bzw. geflammte Lederbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit zwei Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Stehkanten an Kopf und Fuß stark beschabt - meist bis fast an die Schnitthöhe heran abgeschabt (nur die Bände 2 und 4 am Kopf etwas weniger beschabt); Einbände ansonsten nur etwas berieben, bestoßen und beschabt; Band 4 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital und vorderes Rückengelenk hier ca. 2,5 cm angeplatzt; Vorderdeckel von Band 4 mit zwei kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen im Bereich des Bundes; teils etwas stockfleckig (wenige Seiten stärker); Papier teils etwas gebräunt; 2. Vordervorsatz und Titel von Band 1 im Bundsteg leimschattig; kurzer Vermerk (alter Kaufvermerk) auf dem Vordervorsatz der Bände 1 und 4; jeweils die handschriftl. Zahl 4 auf dem 2. Vordervorsatz - vollständige Exemplare, wie das vorliegende, sind sehr selten. Ziegenfuss I, 580. DE

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        Handbuch der christlichen, besonders teutschen, politischen Kirchengeschichte. Erster Band (= offenbar alles Erschienene).

      Curts Witwe, Halle 1785 - Mit Titelblatt, 7 n.n. Blättern ( Vorrede ), 406 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( "Verbesserungen" ). Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text, marmorierter Pappband etwas späterer Zeit mit montiertem Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 21,5 x 12,5 cm ). Vorne unter dem Kapitel " Vorerinnerungen * mit allerlei Literaturangaben - inhaltlich wird die Zeitspanne von Konstantin dem Großen bis hin zu Karl dem Großen abgehandelt. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, innen einige Notizen von alter Hand auf Innendeckel vorn sowie eine studentische Ulkzeichnung alter Zeit, auf hinterem Vorsatz umfangreiche Notizen von alter Hand. Titelblatt und erste Seiten stärker fleckig, sonst nur gelegentlich gering fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, C. Dilly [& 20 others in London] 1785 - 2 volumes, quarto (273 × 212mm). Very good copy. Half-title present, frontispiece portrait of Johnson. First authorized quarto edition, preceded by a pirate Dublin edition the previous year. This edition was issued following Johnson's death in 1784. Courtney & Smith p.57. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire

      Imprimerie de la société littéraire-typographique, Kehl 1785 - Einheitliche Ganzledereinbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden. Handschriftlicher Eintrag "Hebnry Du Pasqiuer" auf dem Vorsatz. Eine der literarisch und typographisch wichtigsten Ausgaben des 18. Jahrhunderts (vgl. Fürstenberg S. 200 ff. ausf.), in schöner Baskerville-Type auf eigens für diesen Druck hergestelltem Papier abgezogen. Von Beaumarchais aus Zensurgründen in seiner eigens dazu eingerichteten Werkstatt in Kehl gedruckt. Sehr schönes, vollständiges und dekoratives Exemplar der berühmten Kehler-Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, illustrated by plates taken from the original armour in the Tower of London and other Arsenals, Museums and Cabinets

      London: S. Hooper. 1785. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1786. Large quarto, original paper-backed blue paper covered boards, nearly a large paper copy with wide margins all around, pp. (7), iv - 118, xviii (2), with 48 engraved plates and the 49th plate, 3/4 size, on p. 118, engraved title page, frontispiece, explanation of frontispiece with errata on verso. Good to very good, some wear and soil to boards, spine paper somewhat soiled, loss of two inches of paper from bottom of spine, some old crude glue evident to upper spine, title written in old ink on spine, crack to front hinge has been neatly strengthened with japanese paper, some scuffing and abrasions to paper on rear cover, contents very good and bright with occasional foxing largely restricted to margins, old heraldic bookplate of Thomas Barrett of Lee. Handsome copy!

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        L'IMPERO DEL GIAPON: Diviso in Sette Princiapli Parti Cioe Ochio Quanto Jetsegen Jetesen Jamaisoit, Xicoco e Ximo. 1785

      A SUPERB EARLY COPPER-ETCHED HAND-COLORED MAP OF ALL JAPAN Venezia 1785, - Zatta. Single sheet map, center folded, veryclean, minor center tone line, original hand color outline,36.5 x 47.5 cm., white, clean, laid paper. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        PORTRAIT OF A NEW ZEALAND WARRIOR

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785. An exceptional copperplate engraving by Benard Fecit of a warrior from New Zealand, showing the native in traditional costume and facial tattoos. It bears the caption "Tête d'un Guerrier de la Nouvelle Zélande. The engraving is one of the most iconic images which came from the French edition of "A Voyage to the Pacific," published after the 1784 edition printed in London. The item is in excellent condition. It has been trimmed at the extremities, and measures approximately 7 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches, very suitable for framing.

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        The History of France

      o the Death of Charles the Ninth, in 1574 1785 - An early copy of Wraxall's history of medieval France. Second edition, with very considerable augmentations. In 1775 Wraxall published his Memoirs of the Kings of France of the Race of Valois, to which he appended an account of his tour in the Western, Southern and Interior Provinces of France. In 1778 he went again on his travels to Germany and Italy, and accumulated materials for his Memoirs of the Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw and Vienna (1799). Complete in two volumes. Condition: In tree-calf bindings. Externally smart, though with some rubbing, and new backstrips laid down. Internally, firmly bound. Hinges are a little strained, with front endpaper of the second volume detached. Pages are bright, and quite clean,with just some scattered instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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