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      - First Edition, folio (560 x 410mm), with letterpress title and 13 superb hand coloured copper-engraved maps on heavy paper, comprising: ORBIS ROMANI Pars Orientalis (680 x 550mm); ORBIS ROMANI Pars Occidentalis (685 x 550mm); ORBIS VETERIBUS NOTUS (540 x 750mm); GALLIA ANTIQUA (460 x 583mm + margin); ITALIA ANTIQUAE (635 x 510 + margin); GRECIAE ANTIQUAE ((520 x 500 mm + margin); ASIA MINOR ET SYRIA (505 x 645 mm + margin).; PALAESTINA (405 x 450mm + margin); AEGYPTUS ANTIQUA (500 x 328 mm + margin); BRITANNIA ANTIQUAE (545 x 520 + margin.), by Johanne Horsley; GRECIAE Pars Septentrionalis (475 x 640 + margin), by Guillemo Delisle; GRAECIAE PARS MERIDIONALIS (640 x 480mm) by Deslisle; GERMANY, FRANCE, ITALY, SPAIN, and THE BRITISH ISLES, "in an intermediate state between Ancient and Modern Geography" (490 x 524 + margin). Complete suite of 13 magnificent maps in superb order, contemporary quarter calf with red leather label, marbled boards, hinges cracked but firm, London, R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1785. PROVENANCE: from the library of Burton Constable, Yorkshire with the armorial Chippendale bookplate of William Constable, F[ellow of the] R[oyal] S[ociety]. Eighteenth-century map-making at its finest - a magnificent series of maps of the classical world, with delightful cartouches. Photograph available on request.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian/STERN ACADEMIC]
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      Hôtel de Thou, Paris 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.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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, 1748. In Commemoration of Handel.

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Moncrieffe Jenkin White H. Whitestone Burton and Byrne 1785 - FIRST IRISH EDITION. 8vo, 212 x 123 mms., pp. vii [viii blank], xvi, 74, 145 [146 blank], contemporary calf, gilt spine, red morocco label; joints and spine expertly restored. A very good copy, with the autograph and date "J. D. Horwood/ Hull/ 15th July 1844" on the recto of the front free end-paper and another note, in an earlier hand, at the end of the Preface. Burney's enthusiasm for these musical performances led to an invitation to prepare this account, though he was rather surprised not to be paid for it. Two thousand copies of the work were printed in London, and it was widely praised in the journals. Samuel Johnson wrote the dedication. Fleeman does not record the number of Dublin copies printed, which was issued without plates. Fleeman 85.2BH/2. Hazen 31 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Paterson's British itinerary, being a new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales . / Captn Daniel Paterson - Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print-warehouse, N.º 69 S.t Paul's Church Yard 1785 - Physical description; 2 vols, irregular pagination : folding map ; 20cm. Subjects; England, Scotland and Wales - Roads - Maps - atlases - 1789 - Early works to 1800. Plates engraved by Joseph Ellis and Charles Tomkins. Referenced by: ESTC, N061533. Genre; Roadbooks - 18th century. Subject Provenance; from the library of John Morant Esq. with his crested bookplated. Full contemporary tree calf; very good. Gilt-cross bands with contrasting title and volume labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Brown Tillark, Plate X (10)

      ?The Birds of America? is the seminal work of John James Audubon (1785-1851) and has been hailed as both a work of outstanding beauty and ornithological interest. Its preeminence was established by Audubon's extensive and meticulous study of every bird that he delineated, reproducing its image to life-size and within a natural setting. Audubon's masterpiece is undoubtedly the greatest work on birds ever produced.Untutored in either ornithological study or painting, John James Audubon was motivated from his boyhood by his love of rendering birds in their natural setting. Born in what is now Haiti and raised in France, Audubon arrived in America in 1803 at the age of eighteen. He soon began traveling widely east of the Mississippi, working at various jobs and all the while pursuing his passionate avocation of sketching and observing the habits of birds. His dream was to compile a volume of colored prints depicting in actual size all of the birds of North America. As his portfolio grew, Audubon traveled to Philadelphia, the publishing capital of the young nation at the time.Unable to find financial support and an engraver equal to his task, Audubon sailed to England in 1826 to realize his dream. The first exhibition of the paintings of Audubon, was met with public and critical acclaim in Liverpool, and Audubon gradually gathered financial support for his project. W. H. Lizars of Edinburgh was contracted as Audubon?s engraver, but after completing only ten of the Birds of America plates, Lizars resigned. Robert Havell and Sons of London took over for Lizars in 1827, and they continued to engrave and hand color Audubon?s Birds of America for the next eleven years.Havell completed the ?Birds of America? in the double elephant folio size in 1838. Scholars estimate that only 175 complete folios of all 435 plates were published in all. Audubon's tireless efforts and remarkable talent culminated in the publication in London of the first edition of his 435-plate book. It took eleven years for the whole work to be published and little less than two hundred complete sets were made. The work was sold by subscription in parts of five plates at a time.This fine, hand colored aquatint and engraving, "Brown Tillark" Plate X (10), measures 25.5" x 38.5" and is in excellent condition with light spotting. This finely detailed aquatint engraving playfully depicts two Brown Tillarks, commonly known as Water Pipit's. The dynamic positioning of these birds allows for both the top and underside coloring of the feathers to be appreciated, as they both stare at the fly above them. Made to scale, these birds are perched on grassy rocks, with white mushrooms adding subtle details to the image.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The New London Magazine; being An Universal and Complete Monthly Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment. Vol. I.

      London: Printed for Alex. Hogg 1785 - Volume 1, July through December 1785 and Supplement; vi, 392 pp., frontispiece and all 20 copper-plates called for, with two of them folding; modern half morocco by Wallis but rubbed and front cover detached, text block still well sewn, margins cut down shaving text at top of frontis., bottom of title, and one plate but no letters entirely removed and all words readable, light general age toning with an occasional age spot. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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      - Segovia. Imp. Antonio Espinosa. 1785-86-87-93. Por orden de dicha Real Sociedad. 22x15 cm. T. I, portada con emblema + 4 h. + 424 págs. + 6 grandes estados plegados * T. II, portada con emblema + 4 h. + 406 + 68 págs. + 2 grandes estados plegados * T. III, 3 h. + 363 + 237 págs. * T. IV, portada con emblema + 422 págs. 1 h. de erratas + 1 gran estado plegado. Encuadernación plena piel época, nervios, 2 tejuelos por tomo, hierros dorados, en 2 tomos difieren, cortes tintados, guardas al agua. Ex libris heráldico en todos los tomos. Pequeños cercos de agua sin afectar. Buen estado en general. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Il Maryland, Il Jersey Meridionale, la Delaware, e la parte orientale della Virginia, e Carolina Settentrionale

      Venice., 1785. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. (16½ x 13 inches) An interesting map of part of the east coast of the US, with Cape Hatteras in the South East corner and the Ohio River in North West. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers- such as Captain Cook, for his maps of New Zealand and Australia, Robert de Vaugondy, Bellin, and developed his own distinctive elegant style. From the Atlante Novissimo.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Parliamentary Debates: With a Register of the Proceedings of the House of Commons of Ireland in the Second Session of the Fourth Parliament in the Reign of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third

      George Bonham, Dublin 1785 - Front leather hinge split but held with binding strings with no pages missing and the text pages still tight. Rear hinge starting but mostly intact. Corners and edges of boards are quite worn but still a nice copy. The last page states -End of the First Volume- There are some old light moisture stains but all text quite legible. 464pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: G W Jackson]
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        Plate 83 - Raja Clavata

      Berlin: 1782-85; Paris: 1785-97 - Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723 - 1799) From Ichtyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere des Poissons Berlin: 1782-85; Paris: 1785-97 Hand-colored copperplate engravings, some embellished with silver and gold 16" x 22 1/2" (inches) framed, framed with museum-quality framing with archival materials and uv plexiglass Bloch’s ambitious work is the most famous, and certainly the most remarkable of all books on fish. Published in twelve volumes, each of the 432 hand-colored illustrations is identified in several languages. Many of the plates bear dedications to the patrons who paid to have a particular plate engraved and included in the collection. Bloch made every effort to be comprehensive in this study, searching out species from “the four corners of the globe.” He attributes his success in this undertaking to the help of many individuals, including the Emperor Frederick the Great, who ordered all of his regional finance departments to send Bloch “.all the types of fish of their provinces and to include instructive remarks.” Bloch’s introduction goes on to thank numerous individuals for the fish that they sent him from Denmark, England, Guinea, Surinam, New York, the Malabar coast in India, and other locations. Bloch’s monumental work reflects the growing interest in fishing as a leisure activity in the 18th century. But the lavishness and sheer magnitude of this work transcend mere trend to reveal an artist who was passionately involved with his subject matter. The silver and gold touches Bloch employed to mimic the reflective qualities of fish scales lend a dramatic sparkle to many of these impressive and richly colored images. Bloch’s Ichthyologie is a highly important work, and one of the most engaging of all 18th-century natural history works.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Containing some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the Tour, and never before published; A Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books: with an Authentick Account of the Distresses and Escape of the Grandson of King James II, in the year 1746

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1785. . First edition, 8vo, (iii-viii), 524, (1 errata and advertisement, 1) pp, bound without the half title. A few spots, old signature to title, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary diced calf, corners worn, rebacked retaining the original spine label. Rothschild 456.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        RECUEIL DE JURISPRUDENCE CIVILE DU PAYS DE DROIT ÉCRIT ET COUTUMIER par ordre alphabétique, revue et très considérablement augmentée

      Paris Nyon fils 1785 - , in-4, pl. veau brun, tit. sur pc. fauve sur dos à 5 nerfs, fleurons, dentelles et filets soulignants dorés, tr. marbrées, roulette dorée sur les coupes, impression en 2 colonnes, (épidermures sur les couv., coiffe de queue manquante, coupes et coins lég. émoussés, rares piqûres et mouillures), [4ff.]-616p.-[1ff.].

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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      [London]. 1785.. Watercolor and ink on a single sheet of heavy wove paper, 43 x 35 cm. Scattered foxing, marginal browning from old mat, not affecting image. Overall very good. Matted. This striking watercolor of a pair of Baltimore Orioles was executed by the noted British natural history illustrator, Sarah Stone, while working for Sir Ashton Lever's Leverian Museum. It is a fine example of the most unusual genre of original 18th-century art relating to American natural history. Sarah Stone (1760-1844) was already renowned as an illustrator of natural history specimens when still in her teens. An autodidact whose father was a fan painter, she began working for Sir Ashton Lever in 1777, illustrating objects in his famous museum. Over the next decade she executed hundreds of watercolors of all sorts of ethnologic and natural items, working from the specimens in the Museum. These included, most notably, pieces from America and items from Cook's third voyage. She became a well known London character and exhibited her pictures widely, although few pictures are known from after her marriage in 1789. The Leverian Museum, where the bulk of Stone's work was done, was a well known London landmark of the era. Sir Ashton Lever, its founder, first put his vast collection of natural history and "curiosities" on display in 1773. Within a few years, when Sarah Stone began to work for him as an illustrator, Lever was established in Leicester Square and his museum was a popular attraction, to which he added constantly. In 1783 he tried to sell the contents to the British Museum, and failing in that, en bloc by lottery. He sold it at a loss in 1786, but it remained together under new management until it was broken up at auction in 1806. The Baltimore Orioles were certainly stuffed specimens in the Museum at the time Stone painted them in 1785. At the point when Stone produced this watercolor, there were very few extant illustrations of North American birds. Only Mark Catesby's NATURAL HISTORY OF CAROLINA... had illustrated the ornithology of the British colonies in North America to any extent; it contained the only colored image then published of the Oriole. Another, in black and white, appeared in Pennant's ARCTIC ZOOLOGY, and it may appear, also uncolored, in Buffon's HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX. As with her work on Australian specimens, Stone's work here made a significant addition to the iconography of American natural history. An important and interesting illustration of American natural history. Christine E. Jackson, SARAH STONE NATURAL CURIOSITIES FROM THE NEW WORLDS (London, 1998), tells the story of Stone and the Leverian Museum in great detail with numerous illustrations.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        JOURNAL ACROSS The ATLANTIC. No 1. From June 3rd to July the 30th 1785

      1785.. 6-1/8" x 4" [15.8 cm x 10 cm]. Unpaginated, though 40 pp. 1st & last leaf blank, with 2 quarters of an unidentified watermark visible. Vertical chain-lines.. Period marbled paper wrappers, with hand-inked title label to front wrapper.. Wrappers detached, as are the next two bifoliums. A VG copy.. "On Board the Eagle from London to / Philadelphia. / John Ker Captain - Born in Ireland." So begins this interesting diary recorded by an unidentified male passenger making a transatlantic voyage on this ship. The first written page of the journal records the significant personages of the crew, including their nationality, from Captain Ker to "Sam A Sailor Born in America" and "George. The Cook A Black from Bengall". Passenger names are noted: 4 in the passenger cabin, with 5 more in steerage. The diary records shipboard life, almost daily, for the next 2 months, beginning with leaving London for Gravesend, and like many passengers, "On Entering the downs I began to be Sick in the afternoon... ... Fraser sitting upon the Binacle going down to the Steerage over the Sailors asleep Read with an audible voice a Chapter or two out of the word of God as so unusual affair disturbed the men below who arose in a passion and an uproar ensued whitch Occationed the Interference of the Captain --- and where is the wonder! ... Saw a Grampus (?) Whale along side of us very near this day and he made his appearances several times as he passed from us. June 20 - 1785. Monday. Saw a sail at a distance. ... Tuesday 21 ... saw a sail ahead of us." The ship was Spanish, and the diarist continues with a description of an at-sea meeting between the two vessels. The diarist continues in such a vein, recording passenger activity - "Fraser and Mark Denison play at Cards until Dark" - and observing crew interaction - "The mate then thought his dignity insulted..." In late July, another vessel rendezvous is recorded .. "They offered us some oranges and fruit..." By this time, the tone of the journal has tended towards patience, with food ["potatoes gone"] and water ["... drink dirty Water"] becoming an issue.... "But I keep as much an Equanimity as possible and more I Flatter myself than any on Board." The last entry of the journal is "Saturday morn July 30th". "A many moths or Small Butterflies came on board - a dispute whether they Bred on board - Cox [steerage passenger] maintains the affirmative but they were never seen coming with the wind it was thought very improbably and tho he supported his theory [?] only it is Carried against him - ..." So ends this record of a transatlantic voyage... an illuminating peek into a passenger's shipboard life while enroute the New World. Original mss journals such as this are rare in commerce.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        MEMORIAS INSTRUCTIVAS, UTILES, Y CURIOSAS SOBRE AGRICULTURA, COMERCIO. BOTANICA,ETC. Tomo XI: Sobre la Tierra o Barro cocido. Sobre la Vidriería, el Vidrio, y el Cristal. Sobre la formación de Minas, y Metales.

      - De los trabajos en grandes sobre las Minas. Sobre la Salina de Salins. Sobre el Nitro o Salitre, etc. En Madrid, Pedro Marín, 1785, 15x21, 2 hojas, 492 págs. 2 láminas plegadas con grabados. Sello en 2 hojas ( 1 de la Real Junta de Aranceles). 2 hojas mal colocadas de origen. Encuadernado en pergamino. Buen estado. (51720).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Mémoires du Baron de Tott, sur les Turcs et Les Tartares

      a Maestricht: chez J.E. Dufour & Ph. Roux, 1785 - "De Tott had a deep knowledge of Turkey. He was a Hungarian in the French service to the Embassy in Constaniople from 1755 to 1763. In 1767 he was named Consul in the Crimea. In about 1769 he returned to Constaniople, appaerently seconded to the Sultan with orders to reorganize the Army and fortify the Black Sea coasts. In 1776 he was appoonted inspector general of the General of the French Consulate in the Levant. He immediately went on a tour of inspection, accompanied by Sonnini which lasted until 1778." Atabey "In spite of strong criticism from more prejudiiced quarters, this highly successful work set new standards of objectivity in its description of the Ottoman Empire Same year as the 4to Second edition and a Paris 12mo edition. 2 vols., 12mo. 4 parts. Contemporaray German half mottled calf, gilt spine paste paper boards. Stamp of the "Terschner Bibliothek" in red on verso of 2 title pages. Fine set. This edition not in Blackmer, nor in Atabey. Brunet V, 901 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Wielands Auserlesene Gedichte (7 volumes/bande)

      Weidmanschen Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1785 - Book. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. 1785 - 1790. All volumes are tight and calf, with some light wear, attractive. Pages are considerable age toned, and some foxing, but otherwise clean and never disconcerting. A very good copy of old and rare collection of German master poet's works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Vue du Havre de St. Pierre et St. Paul, au Kamtchatka.

      Paris, 1785. From the first French edition of the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage, 50 x 22 cm, uncoloured. Engraved by Robert Benard. KEYWORDS:russia / kamtchatka

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        Juicio, o dictamen, sobre el proceso de la inoculación, presentado al tribunal de los sabios, para que la juzguen, por el Dr. D. Francisco Salvá y Campillo

      - Pamplona, Joseph Longas, 1785, 20 x 15 cm., XVI + 230 págs. (1ª edición. Ferrer Gorraiz y Beamunt nació en Corella, Navarra, y fue un agustino que abandonó la orden para dedicarse a la medicina. Protegido por Floridablanca, llegó a ser historiador del Real Gabinete de Historia Natural. Esta obra es un ataque contra la vacunación de la viruela). MEDICINA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Memoirs of the Baron de Tott, on the Turks and the Tartars. Translated from the French, by an English Gentleman at Paris, under the immediate Inspection of the Baron. 3 volumes in 1 book.

      Dublin: Printed for L. White, J. Cash and R. Marchbank, 1785. - 1785. Cloth, 12mo. 3 volumes rebound in green cloth with gilt spine title. xxiii 250; 255; 356 [14 index] pp. Some wear to cloth. Previous owner's pencil drawing and notes to ffep. Internals of text are fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Powell's Bookstores Chicago, ABAA]
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        Reise durch Polen, Rußland, Schweden und Dänemark. Mit historischen Nachrichten, und politischen Bemerkungen begleitet. Aus dem Englischen, von J[ohann] PEZZL. 3 Bde.

      Zürich, Orell Füßlin u. Komp. 1785-92.. 4°. VIII, 430 S.; 2 Bll.,Tit., 2 Bll., 382 S., Tit., 3 Bll., 218 S., 1 Bl. Mit 3 handkol. Titelvign. (Schellenberg fec.), 2 Illustr. auf Taf. u. 8 [v. 9] meist gef. Karten bzw. Plänen in Kupferst. sowie 2 Tabellen auf 1 gef. Tafel. Braune Leinenbände (des späten 19. Jhdt.) m. Rückengoldprägung. Kanten etw. berieben; Titelbl. m. unterlegter Fehlstelle; Text - bis auf wenige Anmerk v. alter Hd. - ohne Gebrauchsspuren.. Graesse II, 293. Deutsche Übersetzung des erstmals 1784-90 in London erschienenen Werkes. Auf den Plänen u.a. Moskau, Stockholm, Kopenhagen u. die Kanäle bei Kiel u. Trollhaetta. William Coxe (1747-1828), engl. Historiker u. Geistlicher. Bekannt vor allem durch seine Schriften über Robert Walpole, John Marlborough und das österr. Herrscherhaus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        A New Dictionary of Natural History

      Harrison & Co, London 1785 - 2 volumes in 1. Folio. 96 full page hand coloured plates (with tissue guards) each showing several species. Rebound (c1980s) in half leather with green marbled paper to boards. Elaborate gilt decoration to leather on thick boards. Raised bands to spine. Spine panels with elaborate gilt decoration and gilt titling. New endpapers. Text block clean, unmarked and free from foxing, except 10 pages from section SER to SHE which are mildly foxed. A fine, robust and rare item [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks]
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        A short essay on the modes of defence best adapted to the situation and circumstances of this island. With An Examination of the Schemes that have been formed for the Purpose of fortifying its principal Dockyards on very extensive Plans, which are ready to be carried into Execution by his Grace the Duke of Richmond, now Master-General of the Ordnance. Addressed to the public at large, but particularly to the House of Commons, and the Independent Country Gentlemen of Great-Britain. By an officer. The second edition. WITH An Answer AND Reply.

      London : printed for G. & T. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXXXV. [1785] - [4],91,[1]p.; 8vo. With half title. BOUND WITH RICHMOND AND LENNOX, Charles Lennox, Duke of, 1735-1806. An answer to "A short essay on the modes of defence best adapted to the situation and circumstances of this island." (London : printed and sold by J. Almon, No. 183, Fleet-Street, M.DCC.LXXXV. [1785]) 68p.; 8vo. With half title. BOUND WITH [GLENIE, James.] A reply to the answer to A short essay on the modes of defence best adapted to the situation and circumstances of this island, &c. In a letter to His Grace the Duke of Richmond. (London : printed for G. & T. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXXXV. [1785]) [4],56p.; 8vo. With half title. Bound together full calf, very fine copy. An officer = James Glenie, 1750-1817. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C R Johnson Rare Book Collections (PBFA)]
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        A Plan of the Batteries erected bevor Gibraltar, with the Attacks maid by Sea and Land on that Garreson

      London 1785. Karte zeigt Gibraltar mit einer Schiffsdarstellung, koloriert, Kupferstich, 46,5 x 32. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        CARTE D'UNE PARTIE DU GRAND OCEAN a l'E et S.E. de la Nouvelle Guinee pour l'intelligence do Voyage de la Fregate Espagnole la Princessa commandee par D.Franco. Antonio Maurelle. en 1781

      Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse., c.1785, French Edition.. Plate no.68. Copper engraving. Later colour. Good condition. One light and one dark spot of foxing to the upper centre. A slight, faint watermark. Size: 49 x 34 cm. (19½ x 13½ inches) Interesting chart of part of the south-western Pacific, showing the routes taken by the Spanish explorer Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle in 1781 along the northern coast of New Guinea and across the Pacific to Fiji and Tonga. Maurelle was credited with the discovery of the Hermit Islands on this voyage. The map includes the north-eastern coast of Australia, and parts of the coast of New Guinea. The map shows the 1781 route of his ship "The Princesa" through the Bismarck Archipelago north of New Guinea, through the Archipel de Salomos [i.e. Solomon Islands] and then east across the Pacific to the Iles de Amis [i.e. the Friendly Islands, now Tonga] where he discovered I. Vavao [ i.e. Vava'u] with one of the best anchorages in the South Pacific. The map includes the Iles de Navigateurs [i.e. Samoa], I. Fidji [i.e. Fiji], Iles de Esprit [i.e. Vanuatu or the New Hebrides Isles], and Nouvelle Caledonie [i.e. New Caledonia]. Many small islands are depicted with notes regarding their sightings by Abel Tasman, William Bligh and Maurelle. A note on the chart states that the publisher has placed the islands according to the longitude of other navigators, rather than on Maurelle's figures which were considered estimates only, and also, that Maurelles chart was based on a French chart by Jacques Nicolas Bellin published in 1742. The French cartographers at the time did not consider the Spanish charts to be sufficiently accurate, so they preferred to make their own corrections.

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        NEVER The TWAIN SHALL MEET. [NIGRANIA - Binding title]

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 8-7/8" x 6-1/2". Ca. late 1950s. [2], 204 ll, typed recto only. Hand inked corrections throughout. Text divided into 10 chapters.. Bound in brown half-cloth with marbled boards. Gold embossed title label to front board.. General shelf wear to binding. A VG copy of what-appears-to-be a. unique item.. The work begins: "The Government of Nigrania, it must be emphasised [sic] at the very outset, is enlightened. There can be no doubt about it. Every article in the Nigranian Herald (which is controlled by the Minister of Propaganda) makes this quite clear, and so does a little weekly paper, published in England, which is devoted to the affairs of the country. Neither can it be said that either of these is biased, because the first is edited and published by an American negro from South Carolina and the second is written, almost in its entirety, by an English woman of well- known moral scruples. Were she and her scruples less well known it is possible that the malicious and ill-informed might suspect that her views were, shall we say, tainted, by reason of the stipend she receives from the King of Nigrania, but there can be no doubt of that. Like Caesar's wife, she is above suspicion." One can't help but wonder if the name selected for the title comes from the 1785 Utopian work, GOLDEN AGE, "This you may call Nigrania: It being allotted for the Negroes to dwell there..." As in the style of 18th C. anonymous English writers, the simple substitution of "Nigrania" for Ethiopia and "Florenuova" for Addis Ababa, provides an anonymous individual, presumably English, who had obviously been long-time resident in the country, the cover for this satiric view of the African nation as seen during the post-war Haile Selassie era.The overall tone is one of white superiority & colonial condescension towards "ungrateful" natives, but, at the same time, the work is knowledgeable & informative, full of anecdotes which would have been known only to an intimate... a British Army officer perhaps or expatriate business executive.For a scholar of Ethiopian history, there is a wealth of specific detail & references within the text, which cynically discusses Ethiopian Government, social character, the Army and other military services, education, sport & natural resources, that could help to specifically date the period about which the author is writing; the date estimate offered is based on the author's present-tense reference to an "English woman of well-known moral scruples", who is, no doubt, Sylvia Pankhurst, the celebrated British suffragette who edited an English- language newspaper, "The New Times and Ethiopia News." She moved to Addis Ababa in 1956 and died there in September 1960.An laid-in note, dated 19/9/63 & written in blue ball-point on a lined leaf [4-7/8" x 3"] torn from a loose-leaf note-pad, gives the only clue as to the author; it states: "John - / A wonderfully / perceptive book. / We've relished it / hugely; we hope / that your point of / view will boost / our morale this / coming turn when / things go - Ethiopian. / B & B". An apparently unpublished, custom-bound typescript documenting the [then] current regime of an African country, by an unidentified author who, the work strongly implies, lived in-country during the milieu chronicled.

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        Voto di regal ordine profferito dal caporuota e consultore Saverio Simonetti, nel Supremo consiglio di finanze per equilibrar il peso de' donativi nel regno di Sicilia

      Napoli 1785 - Data presunta di pubbl. tra il 1784 (la data del 10 dic. 1783 e a p. 59) e il 1785 ( a p. VI si fa riferimento al vicere Caracciolo che fu in carica sino al 18.1.1786) - - in 8° - pp.VII, 182, [2], XXXVIII p., [1] c. di tav. ripieg. - Cartoncino coevo - Mancanza del dorso e diffuse fioritura alle pagine - Manca la prima bianca - Segue: Ristretto del voto del caporuota consultore Simonetti per la ripartizione de' donativi di Sicilia - Libro usato

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        La Parfaite Intelligence du Commerce

      Lami, Paris 1785 - La Parfaite Intelligence du Commerce, by Malisset d'Hertereau, 2 volumes, first edition, 1785 La Parfaite intelligence du commerce, où se trouvent les Connaissances et les Renseignemens les plus utiles à diverses Classes de Citoyens, & particulièrement aux amateurs, Négocians, Navigateurs, Commissaires, Agens, Courtiers de Commerce, Fabricans, Artisans, Commis, Gens d'affaires, &c. Le tout distribué de manière à faciliter les recherches des Lecteurs. Published Lami, Paris, 1785. Important and very scarce 2 volume set detailing Franch commerce of the period. The volumes cover modern geography, a dictionary containing useful information on 1,000 cities and places, an essential dictionary of commercial terms, and many tables and facts of all aspects of trade with detailed tables of information on commodities such as grains, gold, diamonds and the slave trade. There is a table of the slave cargo of the ship, the St Andrew. Overall a good set, but with substantial wear and damages (see photographs). The 2 volumes are both bound in contemporary speckled calf, and although not an exact match this is presumably as issued. Both volumes are signed by the author on title page. Volume 1: Cover is rubbed and worn with small pieces absent from extremities. Head and tail of spine are worn. Spine has 5 raised bands with burgundy title label and black volume label. Marbled endpapers. Text is clear but suffers from water damage to the first half of the book. xii + 732pp + ii. Volume 2: Cover is rubbed and worn with small pieces absent from extremities. Head and tail mof spine are worn away considerably. Spine has 5 raised bands with tan title label and green volume label. Plain endpapers. Text is actually very good overall save for minor worming to various pages. 500pp + xii + 64pp. Dimensions: Volume 1: 212mm high x 135mm wide x 55mm deep Volume 2: 215mm high x 142mm wide x 55mm deep. More photos on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Icones Piscium Austriae Indigenorum quos collegit vivisque coloribus expressos.

      - Vienna, sumtibus Editoris/ apud Wapplerum Bibliopolam, 1785-1790. Decuria I-IV (of V). With 4 handcoloured engraved vignettes of fishing scenes on titles and 40 superb handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (parts 1-3) and blue blind wrappers (part 4). Achille Valenciennes' copy of one of the rarest and most beautiful publications on fishes. The work describes the indigenous fishes of Austria. A fifth part was published with 10 plates in 1794. The plates are after drawings by J. Lachenbauer and Martin Sedelmayer and engraved by Fr. Assner. Sedelmeyer was one of Nicolaus Jos. Jacquin's favourite artists. The colouring of the plates is outstanding using body colours heightened with gum arabic.On the inside of the frontcover the following is written: 'Pour Monsieur Valenciennes aide- naturaliste au Musée d'histoire naturelle au Jardin des Plantes à Paris'. Valenciennes was a famous French ichthyologist.Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 95; Dean II, 126. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Principios del orden esencial de la naturaleza. nuevo sistema filosófico

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1785 - [6], XXXVIII-300 p.Encuadernación de época en pleno tafilete rojo, greca dorada en ambos planos, lomo liso, adornos dorados y tejuelo verde, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados.Los Principios del orden esencial de la naturaleza constituyen un gran compendio de filosofía y sin duda se trata de la obra fundamental de su pensamiento filosófico, encaminada a justificar las bases morales, políticas y religiosas de la sociedad. La obra pone de manifiesto la conjunción armónica entre las principales disciplinas del hombre.Dedicado a José Moñino, conde de Floridablanca, ofrece un conjunto armónico de metafísica, cosmología y ética, siguiendo una técnica cartesiana.Perfecto ejemplar, limpio y con cuidada encuadernación de época en tafilete, de perfecta y bella ejecución. Exlibris de Antonio Cánovas del Castillo en la guarda superior. Palau, 221274

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        EL DERECHO PUBLICO CRIMINAL. Traducido al castellano, ilustrado con notas, y concordado con las Leyes penales de la Iglesia, de Castilla, Cataluña, las del Exercito, y la Armada por

      - Doble portada, en la primera pone: "Las leyes criminales de España en su orden natural", primera parte, Barcelona, Bernardo Pla, 1785, la siguiente da los datos de la obra de Domat. 11x15, 18 hojas, 190 págs. Encuadernado en pergamino. Perfecto estado. (53055).

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        Uranoscopus Scaber. The Persian.

      Berlin. 1785-97. - Mounted size: 570 x 410 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. Marcus Éliéser Bloch was born in 1723 in Anspach. He spent the earlier part of his career as a physician, studying intestinal worms. It was not until the age of 57, that Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set himself the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations of the species known to him. His first work focused on German fish and was entirely original, based on his own observations, reliable and thorough. His study of foreign fishes, however, was based on the works of others. Thus it was subject to many of the misconceptions that filtered through the great body of travel literature during the 18th century - presenting a range of illustrations with exacting accuracy on one hand or enticing imagination on the other. Bloch worked with a number of artists. Bloch's work is much sought after, and has endured to the extent that there are several editions of his work still in print today. "Okonomische Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Auslandischen Fische", published in Berlin, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Prayers and meditations, composed by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and published from his manuscripts, by George Strahan, A.M. The second edition."

      London: for T. Cadell. 1785. "8vo, pp. xv, [1], 233, [1] ads; contemporary full red straight-grain morocco, ornate gilt border on covers incorporating flowers and berries, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine; very good. Fleeman notes that 1,000 copies were printed. Includes a Preface to the first edition of 1785, and adds three additional Prayers printed here for the first time, those of April 24, 25,l and May 6, ""composed by me on the death of my Wife, and reposited among her Memorials, May 8, 1752"" (pp. 10-15). At the end of his life, in 1784, Johnson had given the manuscripts to Strahan to publish, but Strahan censored passages where Johnson had expressed anxiety and uncertainty over his Christian belief. Strahan published what amounted to an expurgated edition in 1785. Chapman & Hazen, p. 163; Courtney & Smith, p. 159; Fleeman 85.8PM/3."

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

      Hallerschen Buchhandlung, Bern, 1785-88. - 122 X 205 mm. 7 tomes, y compris la table des matières générale, reliés cartonnage d'attente avec pièce de titre en papier au dos. Plus de 4100 pp. Nom ancien de possesseur écrit à la plume sur garde, ex-libris gravé de Edouard Béguelin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Trad. Jacques Gibelin. Libr. Cuchet. París, 1785 - . 21,5 cm. XLVIII-432 pág. Enc. en pergamino, tejuelo. * El irlandés Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) realizó sus estudios superiores en Francia, donde comenzó a demostrar cierto interés por la química. Regresó a Irlanda en 1755 y, en 1777, se estableció en Londres, donde pasó diez años y se ganó una reputación como científico. En 1787 publicó Essay on Phlogiston and the Constitution of Acids, su obra más conocida. Dedicó también mucho tiempo al estudio de la meteorología e ideó una tabla que mostraba la temperatura de cada una de las latitudes entre el ecuador y los polos. Elements of Mineralogy fue el primer trabajo sistemático sobre mineralogía en inglés y la obra más importante del tema en el siglo XVIII junto a la de Widennman, y pronto se tradujo al francés y al español. La obra se divide en cuatro partes: tierras y piedras; sustancias salinas; sustancias inflamables; sustancias metálicas y un apéndice dedicado a las observaciones geológicas. Es también autor de Thoughts on Magnetism y de una obra que recoge sus puntos de vista acerca de la aurora boreal. Kirwan pasa por ser el introductor del estudio de la geología, la meteorología y la mineralogía en Irlanda, donde llevó a cabo varios experimentos. En total, dejó unos treinta y ocho ensayos dedicados a la meteorología, la química pura y aplicada, la geología, el magnetismo y la filología. En 1782 ganó la medalla de cobre dela Royal Society, de la que fue nombrado miembro en 1780. Cuatro años después fue elegido miembro extranjero de la Real Academia de Ciencias de Suecia. En 1799 fue nombrado presidente de la Royal Irish Academy, cargo que conservó hasta su muerte, y en 1801 fue elegido presidente de la Dublin Library Society. mineralogía. siglo XVIII Geologia, mineralogia, volcans i seismes Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel théologique en forme de dictionnaire.

      - Au Vatican, De l'Imprimerie du Conclave, 1785. 2 vol. petit in-12, LIV-185, 240 pp., demi veau glacé moderne, plats papier à la cuve (manque p. de faux-titre au t. 2). Ex-libris manus. à la plume en p. de titre. Importantes variantes et additions par rapport à la Théologie portative. Très rare édition, dont Vercruysse mettait l'existence en doute. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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      Ed. John Boydell. Londres, s.a. (c. 1785 - ). 28,5 cm. 2 h., 50 lám. calcográficas grabadas por Spilsbury que reproducen las gemas antiguas de las colecciones del conde Percy, C. F. Greville y y T. M. Slade. Enc. en media piel algo deslucida, nervios, puntas, lomera cuajada, cortes dorados. Puntos de óxido. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. * Primera y única edición que se publicó por partes entre marzo de 1781 y diciembre de 1784. Según parece, existe cierta controversia en relación a la autoría de los grabados, pues mientras Sinkankas atribuyen la obra a John Spilsbury (c. 1730-1795) Sloman la vincula a su hermano Jonathan en el "Dictionary of National Biography", en el cual dice que "Jonathan siguió en este proyecto la fórmula empleada casi veinte años antes por Thomas Worlidge en su ‘Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems’ y utilizó una técnica a la punta seca al estilo Rembrandt". Brunet V, 491. Sinkankas 6289. gemas, arte clásico, piedras preciosas Arts aplicades, mobles, vidre, ceràmica, art ornamental Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 inglés

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        Vollständige Anzeigen und unpartheiische Beurtheilung der neuesten juristischen Literatur für das Jahr 1784. Herausgegeben in Gesellschaft verschiedener, besonders Mainzer Rechtsgelehrten. 1. u. 3. Theil (v. 4). 2 Bände

      Mainz, Wailandt 1785 (- 1786) - Franz Joseph Hartleben (1740-1808) lehrte Zivilrecht in Mainz und war dort ab 1772 Syndicus. In weitern Kreisen hat er sich einen Namen gemacht durch seine Meditationes ad Pandectas , Francof. 1778?1781 und durch die Herausgabe der Neuesten juristischen Litteratur für die Jahre 1784?1787 mit Fortsetzungen für die Jahre 1787?1789, und für das Jahr 1791. Gleich der Mehrzahl der Mainzer Professoren gehörte H. der liberalen Richtung an; in der s. g. Lesegesellschaft, die man oft als Fortsetzung der früheren Illuminatengesellschaft und als die Propaganda revolutionärer Bewegungen bezeichnet hat, bekleidete er die Stelle eines Directors. (ADB 10, 667 ff.). - Sauberes gut erhaltenes Exemplar 1 gestoch. Frontispiz-Porträt v. H. Cöntgen, 8 Bl., 520 S.; 10 Bl., 672 Seiten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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