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        Commentaires de Cèsar, avec des notes historiques, critiques et militaires, par Le Comte Turpin de Crissé. Vol. I-III.

      Paris, Montargis, 1785. Stor 4to. XXIV + 481 + (1) + (4) + 534 + (1) + (4) + 662 + (5) s. Frontispiece, kobberstukket vignett på tittelbl. 40 kobberstukne foldede plansjer. Fine samt. helskinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Grønne tittel- og tomefelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Bind III. med liten sprekk (ca. 3 cm). ved øvre ytre fals.. Contemporary full calf. 5 raised bands. Labels in green. Spine richly gilt. Engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette on title. 40 engraved folding plates

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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

      Dublin: George Bonham, 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. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: G W Jackson]
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        DISSERTATION ON ELECTIVE ATTRACTIONS.|A

      J. Murray and Charles Elliot, London and Edinburgh 1785 - 8vo. contemporary cloth backed boards. xiv, (ii), 382, (2) pages. First English translation (Cohen 97; Bolton 302; Duveen 67). Translated from the Latin "by the Translator of Spallanzani's Dissertations." (Thomas Beddoes). With the seven folding plates at the end as called for. Bergman (1735-1784) first published this work in 1775. Covers rubbed along edges with spot in corner of front cover where it appears that a label was removed. Name in ink on title page. Some soiling and spotting along edges of pages at the beginning which has resulted in loss of paper along edges. Uncut copy. contemporary cloth backed boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        L\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Impero Del Giapon diviso in sette principali parti cioe Ochio Quanto Jetsegen Jetsen Jamaisoit, Xicoco F. Ximo

      Venice 1785 - Size : 330x425 (mm), 13x16.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, 0 Very Good, mounted on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        [BOTANY]

      [Paris], [1785]. Contemporary decorated cloth. Very Good. 4to (20.4 x 16.2 cm) Contemporary paper boards with diamond pattern on boards formed by crisscrossing red chains; damp staining and minor paper loss on covers, mainly front cover; new spine in same style. Collation: 379, [10-Table] pp. + 23 pen and ink plates, some having wash, of plants and anatomical parts, i.e. roots, leaves, flowers and fruits. Descriptive captions present for most images on facing page. Last set of unnumbered plates have plants labeled in situ. Representative plants from fungi to higher plants are illustrated. The text is organized in 7 chapters or books. The chapters cover history of plant classification, specific discussions on Tournefort, Linnaeus and Lamarck classification schemes; ?"Constituent parts of plants and terms used by Lamarck?" (628 numbered paragraphs);?"Characters of all genera after La Mark?" (ca. 1,000 separate numbered descriptions with details present in a representative plant); ?"Extract of a memoire read at proceeding of sciences by Mr…. la Marck in 1785?"(Argument and detail for separating plants of the Vegetable Kingdom into six (6) classes; ?"Alphabetic table of useful plants, the principal properties of plants used in Medicine, extract of the Dictionary of Botany by Mr. Jussieu.?" This last section of text contains plants recommended by Jussieu (Antoine) for treating numerous human ailments and diseases. This and the section on Lamarck?'s classification are very rare in manuscript. The text is complemented with the 23 pen and ink plates illustrating fine details of all anatomical parts of plants. The last 10 pages of the manuscript contains two tables, one for first part dealing with history, classification schemes for Tournefort, Linnaeus and Lemark parts of plants and the second table covers French names for all genera in the manuscript in alphabetical order. This rare 18th century manuscript contains comparative analysis of the classification schemes of Tournefort, Linnaeus and Lamarck. The section on Lamarck, which occupies a substantial portion of the manuscript, contains extensive details of Lamarck?'s classification of genera and detailed description of plants for each group. This information can readily be compared with the Linnaean genera listed. There is also a clear exposition of the major taxonomic schemes for plants in the 18th century, preceding the introduction of the Natural System of Antoine de Jussieu in July, 1789. The original pen and ink illustrations are precise and done with a fine artistic hand so that reader can learn quickly the parts of plants as well as their identification in gardens or nature.

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        Convenient and Ornamental Architecture, Consisting of Original Designs, for Plans, Elevations, and Sections: Beginning with the Farm House, and Regularly Ascending to the Most Grand and Magnificent Villa... Engraved on Seventy Copper Plates

      London: Printed for I. Taylor, Nearly Opposite Great Turn-Stile, Holborn.. Good with no dust jacket. 1785. New Edition. Hardcover. Bound in the original full 'tree-calf' leather, the spine with 5 raised bands and a burgundy, gilt tilted label. The calf is scraped here and there, and edge-worn with a little loss to the leather on the front cover. The spine to the inner edges/hinges is partially cracked here and there, but all hinges are secure. The tips of the corners are bumped and scraped through to the board, but overall it looks quite a handsome copy on the shelf. See Images. NO Inscriptions. (viii) + 4 pp (publishers catalogue) + 26 pp (Explanation of the Plates) + 56 copper-engraved plates numbered 1-70, of which 13 are folding. Several plates having 2 numbers to each. All plates complete, though a few of the folding plates have tears along the fold-lines, but NO loss or damage. Plain endpapers - a little marked/stained here and there. There is a small 'insect run' from the very bottom front corner of the book to prelim page vii, only affecting the blank corners (two tiny dots in some instances) and similar to the bottom rear of the book, a small 'run' (2 cms at the longest) running in to the very bottom edge of Plate 67 only - again only affecting the bottom BLANK edge of the page. Overall quite a nice copy which internally is generally pretty clean with some light 'thumbing'/marks here and there. All plates are good deep impressions. FULL title reads - "Convenient and Ornamental Architecture, Consisting of Original Designs, for Plans, Elevations, and Sections: beginning with the Farm House, and regularly ascending to the most grand and magnificent Villa, calculated for both town and country, and to suit all persons in every situation of life. With reference and explanation of the use of every room, and the dimensions accurately figured on the plans, with exact scales for measurements." . This was one of the most popular pattern books of the second half of the eighteenth-century and the arly nineteenth. First published in 1767 with the last edition being issued in 1815, this is the 1785 edition." . SEE IMAGES. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Von der Börse nach der Friedrichs Brücke.

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich ( anonym ) aus Berlins Prospecte, um 1785, 11 x 18,5. Ernst, Bd. II, S. 538 ff, Berl. Prosp., Nr. 7. - Blick von der alten Börse zur alten Friedrichsbrücke, die von 1822 - 23 durch eine modernere Brücke ersetzt wurde.

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        A complete set of the three official voyage accounts

      London: Strahan, Cadell and Nicol, 1773, 1779 &, 1785. Together eight volumes, quarto, and a folio atlas; some spotting and offsetting affecting some folding maps and charts, especially those of the first voyage account, intermittent foxing of the text volumes, some repaired tears to folding maps; occasional foxing and staining in atlas; contemporary calf bindings, uniformly respined. Complete set of Cook. A complete set of Cook's voyages. The series of official Cook narratives is the cornerstone of any collection of books relating to Australia or the Pacific. Illustrated with marvellous engravings based on the work of the official artists on the voyages, including Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber, the series stands as the great monument to Cook's achievements. This set is made up as follows:FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere... Three volumes, quarto, 52 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, 1773. Second and best edition, with the "Directions for placing the cuts" and the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" (both usually missing in the first edition), and with the new Preface containing Hawkesworth's virulent 8-page reply to Dalrymple's hostile reviews of the first edition, and the whole volume revised by the voyage's astronomer William Wales.SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World... Two volumes, quarto, 64 engraved plates and maps. London, 1779. Third edition.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... Three volumes, quarto, 24 engraved maps and coastal profiles; with separate folio Atlas, containing two charts and 61 engraved plates. London, 1785. The second edition, usually preferred for several reasons, including the fact that the Royal Society medal awarded to Cook posthumously in 1784 appears on the title-pages; the printing is also generally considered much better, with the wording of the title-pages slightly modified and the text itself entirely re-set.

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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.? 69 S.t Paul's Church Yard, 1785, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionProvenance; 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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description; 2 vols, irregular pagination : folding map ; 20cm. Subjects; England, Scotland and Wales - Roads - Maps - atlases - 1789 - Early works to 1800. Plates engraved by Joseph Ellis and Charles Tomkins. Referenced by: ESTC, N061533. Genre; Roadbooks - 18th century. Subject

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        Lettres sur l'Egypte Où l'on offre le parallèle des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitans, où l'on décrit l'état, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement du pays, la défense de S. Louis de Damiette, tirée de Joinville & des Auteurs Arabes, avec des cartes géographiques (3 tomes complet pour cette édition)

      Chez Onfroi à Paris, 1785-1786, - Chez Onfroi à Paris,1785-1786, in 8 (20,5 x 13,5 cm) 2ff + IV + 351 pages - 2 ff + 308 pages - 2 ff + 308 pages. Illustration de 3 cartes dépliantes gravées et d'une planche dépliante représentant le Plan de l'intérieur de la grande Pyramide (3 gravures dans le tome 1 et 1 gravure dans le tome 3). Reliure plein veau de l'époque, plats avec une frise d'encadrement dorée, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, dentelle dorée sur les contre-plats dos lisse très orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison de maroquin vert, titre doré, toutes tranches dorées. +++++++ Première édition de ce recueil de lettres de Claude-Etienne Savary (1750-1788) orientaliste, précurseur de l'Egyptologie et aussi un des traducteurs du Coran. Adressées à son ami Lemonnier, et l'ensemble de 34 lettres des deux premiers tomes constitue une véritable relation de son voyage réalisé en 1776 ; Le troisième et dernier tome constitué de 29 lettres est consacré à l’étude de la religion et de la mythologie d’après les textes arabes - Belles reliures avec quelques frottements, mais mors, coiffes, coins très bien conservés, griffure sur le premier plat du tome 1, intérieur frais, 3 cartes et gravures dépliantes en bon état de conservation mais refixées au film transparent d'archive pour deux d'entre elles, suite à une coupure au niveau du pliage du papier, Reste un bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le guide des officiers particuliers en campagne, ou des connaissances militaires necessaires pendant la guerre aux officiers particuliers. Par M de Cessac, capitaine d'infanterie, et de la Societe Royale des sciences et des arts de Metz

      Paris: chez L Cellot, first edition , 1785. 2 volumes. ii and 496 pages; ii and 456 pages. 17 folding plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf with gilt compartmented spines.

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        The Man of Feeling. A New Edition.

      Hambourg Hamburg: printed for Hoffmann 1785 - with an engraved frontispiece by C.C. Glasbach after Daniel Chodowiecki, a few spots, some quite dark (like rust marks) and obscuring a few letters, pp. 192 (including frontispiece), 8vo, contemporary calf, spine ruled in gilt, red lettering piece, very good The first Continental printing in English of The Man of Feeling (first edition, 1771): Hoffmann produced another edition in 1794. The name of Hoffman survives to this day in the firm of Hoffmann und Campe Verlag. The only contender for an earlier Continental printing, in translation, is that probably printed in Paris in 1775 (ESTC T120532). ESTC records just 11 books published by Hoffman, the present book being the first, and the second edition of it among the tally. 8 were in English, 3 in French; 1 in the latter category published in conjunction with Joseph Johnson. (ESTC T131914, 5 in the UK and 1 in Szczecin Public Library)

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        Lettres sur l'Egypte Où l'on offre le parallèle des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitans, où l'on décrit l'état, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement du pays, la défense de S. Louis de Damiette, tirée de Joinville & des Auteurs Arabes, avec des cartes géographiques (3 tomes complet pour cette édition)

      Chez Onfroi à Paris,1785-1786,, in 8 (20,5 x 13,5 cm) 2ff + IV + 351 pages - 2 ff + 308 pages - 2 ff + 308 pages. Illustration de 3 cartes dépliantes gravées et d'une planche dépliante représentant le Plan de l'intérieur de la grande Pyramide (3 gravures dans le tome 1 et 1 gravure dans le tome 3). Reliure plein veau de l'époque, plats avec une frise d'encadrement dorée, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, dentelle dorée sur les contre-plats dos lisse très orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison de maroquin vert, titre doré, toutes tranches dorées. +++++++ Première édition de ce recueil de lettres de Claude-Etienne Savary (1750-1788) orientaliste, précurseur de l'Egyptologie et aussi un des traducteurs du Coran. Adressées à son ami Lemonnier, et l'ensemble de 34 lettres des deux premiers tomes constitue une véritable relation de son voyage réalisé en 1776 ; Le troisième et dernier tome constitué de 29 lettres est consacré à l?'étude de la religion et de la mythologie d?'après les textes arabes - Belles reliures avec quelques frottements, mais mors, coiffes, coins très bien conservés, griffure sur le premier plat du tome 1, intérieur frais, 3 cartes et gravures dépliantes en bon état de conservation mais refixées au film transparent d'archive pour deux d'entre elles, suite à une coupure au niveau du pliage du papier, Reste un bon exemplaire..

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        Promotionsurkunde der Universität Ingolstadt für den Mediziner Joseph Alois Haas. Handschrift.

      Ingolstadt, 1785.. 4 unnumerierte Blätter. 8° (Format ca. 20,5x19 cm), roter Samteinband der Zeit.. Roter Samteinband mit prachtvollen Borkatvorsätzen, Kordelbindung und Siegel in gedrechselter Holzkapsel. - Schöne Urkunde zur Verleihung des Doktorgrades an einen Mediziner, ausgestellt im Namen von Franz Anton Stebler, am Ende signiert vom Notar Ignatius Lichtenstern. - Schönes Exemplar, Einband leicht berieben und geblichen, die Kapsel mit Braunfleckinnen frisch, sehr dekorativ.

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        Persiens berömmelige Monark Cyrus, i hans Ungdom og paa hans Reiser, hvor han forhverver sig den dybeste Indsigt i Religionerne, Philosophien, Naturvidenskaben, Lovene, Stats- og Krigskonsten. + Persiens berömmelige Monark Cyrus, i hans Manddom, i hans Bedrifter og paa hans Reiser, hvor han forhverver sig den dybeste indsigt i Religionerne, Philosophien, Naturvidenskaben, Lovene, Stats- og Krigskonsten. 2 bind. Efter Ridder Ramsays Maade skrevet paa Dansk af Christian Gran Molberg, Deres Kongel. Majestaets Stabs-Secretair og Auditeur.

      . Kbhvn.: M. Hallager og Christian Friderich Holm 1785. (38) + 271;CXX + 248 s. Indbundet i to samtidige halvlaederbind med forgyldte rygtitler. Med svage brugsspor. Med gamle ejernavne..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        RACCOLTA DEGL'IMPERATORI ROMANI INCISI IN RAME FINO A COSTANTINO MAGNO. Cavati dai busti originali della Real Galleria di Firenze con un estratto il più interessante delle loro vite. Opera nuova. Con privilegio di S.A.R. il Gran Duca di Toscana l'anno MDCCLXXX. [In Firenze], Nella Stamperia Allegrini alla Croce Rossa, Vendesi presso Pietro Pisani Scultore Veneziano Direttore di detta Opera, (1780 - 1785).

      Cartella in formato cm.42,5x28,8, pg.100, contenente le quattro parti che compongono l'Opera. Sono contenute 50 brevi biografie di Imperatori romani, da Cajo Giulio Cesare a Costantino, intercalate dai relativi ritratti sciolti, in formato cm.46,4x32,7. Molto belle le tavole, incise da Carlo Lasinio e dedicate ciascuna ad un nobiluomo italiano del tempo. Queste le tavole: Tomo primo: Cajo Giulio Cesare (tavola dedicata a Orazio Rucellai), Ottaviano Augusto (Orazio Rucellai), Tiberio Claudio Nerone (Annibale di Collalto), Cajo Caligola (idem), Claudio Tiberio Druso (Giuseppe Sugana), Claudio Nerone Cesare (idem), Servio Sulpizio Galba (Guido Guidi), Marco Silvio Ottone (idem), Aulo Vitellio (Ferdinando Filippo Conte d'Harrsch), Flavio Vespasiano (idem), Tito Vespasiano (Giuseppe Manni), Flavio Domiziano (idem). Tomo secondo: Nerva Coccejo (Massimiliano Taddeo d'Egger), Ulpio Traiano (idem), Elio Adriano (Jacopo Tolomei Gucci), Tito Elio Antonino Pio (idem), Marco Aurelio (Conte Donato Agucchi Legnani), Lucio Vero (idem), Marco Aurelio Comodo (Agostino Dini), Publio Elvio Pertinace (idem), Didio Giuliano (Andrea Leone Betti), Cajo Pescennio Negro (idem), Lucio Settimio Severo (Conte Giacomo Spineda), Decimo Clodio Albino (idem). Tomo terzo: Settimio Geta (Giovanni Nicolao Frediani), Antonino Caracalla (idem), Marco Opelio Macrino (Orlando Malevolti Del Benino), Marco Antonino Diadumeniano (idem), Marco Aurelio Antonino Eliogabalo (Silvestro Aldobrandini), Alessandro Severo (idem), Giulio Massimino Trace (Tomaso Boscia Tommasi), Massimo (idem), Gordiano Africano Padre (Ferdinando Capponi), Gordiano Africano Padre (idem), Celio Balbino (Giovanni Giugni), Pupieno Massimo (idem). Tomo quarto: Gordiano Pio (Marco Zen), Marco Giulio Filippo il Padre (idem), Marco Giulio Filippo il Figlio (Conte Fioravante degli Azzoni), Trajano Decio (idem), Treboniano Gallo (Luigi Cotti di Brusasco), Valente Ostiliano (idem), Valeriano (Francesco Picedi), Galieno Idem), Claudio Secondo (Montanaro Bomben), Aureliano (idem), Probo (Filippo Bathiani), Diocleziano (idem), Costanzo Cloro (Montanaro Bomben), Costantino (idem). Nove tavole si presentano con margini ridotti. In fine, sempre sciolta, una tavola in formato doppio, cm.46,8x64,3, incisa da Pietro Pisani su disegno di Carlo Lasinio, raffigurante "L'Ara di Alceste aggiunta a questo R.Museo di Firenze l'anno 1779" e dedicata a Francesco di Colloredo Ajo. Coperta muta cartonata. Esemplare su carta greve, ben marginoso.

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        Hinterlassenes Werk vom Menschen, von dessen Geistes-Kräften, und von der Erziehung desselben. Zweite und verbesserte Auflage. 2 Bände.

      Breslau, J. E. Meyer 1785.. Gr.-8vo. XXII, 376; XX, 468 S. Die Titelblätter mit einem schwachen Stempel. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Zeitgenössische Ganzlederbände mit je zwei Rückenschildern, die Ecken etwas bestoßen. Übersetzer ist Christian August Wichmann, 1735-1807..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter GbR]
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        EL TRATADO DE LA VANIDAD DEL MUNDO con las Cien meditaciones del amor de Dios que compuso el V.P. Fr. Diego de San Christoval conocido por el apellido de Estella su patria en el Reyno de Navarra ; dalas nuevamente á luz D. Julian de San Christoval y Eguiarreta . ; con varias noticias particulares de su vida . y el retrato del autor grabado . ; Tomo primero - [Tomo segundo]

      Madrid 1785 - Materia: Libro antiguo de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. Religión - Ascetismo. Descripción: 2 VOLS. [4], XXVIII, 556 p., [1] h. de grab. = [2], VI, 576 p.; 4º (26 cm.) Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelos en el lomo. Notas: La h. de grab. calc.: F. Selma sculp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Wasserfall mit dem Obeliske in dem K.K. Garten von Schönbrunn. - La Cascade avec l'Obelisque dans le Iardin imp. Et roy. De Schoenbrunn.

      Wien, Artaria, 1785.. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von J. Ziegler nach L. Janscha, Bilduasschnitt 41,5 x 62 cm, Blattgr. 48 x 64 cm.. Schwarz, Wiener Straßenbilder im Zeitalter des Rokoko, 38; Nebehay-Wagner 671/38, Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich, W4353. Erster und einziger Etat, eines der wenigen groß-folio-Blätter aus der ersten Artaria-Serie, zeigt den 1777 von Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg errichteten Obeliskbrunnen, er bildet den Endpunkt der vom Schloss Schönbrunn in südöstlicher Richtung verlaufenden diagonalen Allee am Fuß des Schönbrunner Berges nahe dem Meidlinger Tor; aus dem oberhalb des Brunnen gelegenen Wasserreservoir entwickelte sich später das Schönbrunner Bad; gering fleckig, etwas schmalrandig, verso Montagereste, sonst in gutem Zustand, seltenes Blatt.

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        The Whole Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All Lone in an Uninhabited Island, on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque

      London: Printed at the Logographic Press, and Sold By J. Walter, 1785. Two volumes. [4], 485, [1]. [4], 452pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece to each volume, with tissue guard to volume II. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled tan calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Slightly rubbed, with a little chipping at head and feet, spines somewhat discoloured, the surfaces of which slightly cracked. Small chip to lower joint of Vol I. Small paper flaw to D8, vol II, touching text but without loss of sense. Very occasional pencilled notes to text. First published in 1719, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is the cornerstone work in the canon of castaway literature. Its enduring popularity ensured that it was published throughout the eighteenth-century, however this edition of 1785 is a novelty inasmuch as it is the first edition to be printed on John Walker's innovative 'logographic' press. A variation on existing letterpress typography, this method of printing collected the previously separately set letters of each word in a printed text into 'logotypes', thus reducing the duration of typesetting and the frequency of errors. Most famously, Walker's Logographic Press also printed the Daily Universal Register, which was to be renamed as The Times in 1789 and become under his son's editorship the most influential newspaper of the nineteenth-century. ESTC records two variant titles of this 1785 edition, this present set is the scarcer - with only 4 copies located (Oxford, St. Deniol's, McMaster and Newbery). ESTC T180363.. First Logographic Press Edition. 8vo.

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        Volume with seven (7) separate works bound together. The volume contains: I. Augustus Kotzebue - The Corsicans - A Drama, In Four Acts. Dublin, Burnside, 1799. 97 pages. / II. John O'Keefe - Modern Antiques or The Merry Mourners, A Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1792. 39 pages / III. Mr. Pearce - Hartford Bridge, or The Skirts of The Camp, An Operatic Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1793. 47 pages. / IV. John O'Keefe - Patrick In Prussia or Love in a Camp, a Comic Opera in Two Acts. Dublin, Perrin, 1786. 35 pages. / V. John O'Keefe - The Little Hunch-Back or A Frolic in Bagdad, a Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Chamberlaine and others, 1790. 67 pages. / VI. Frederick Pilon - Barataria or Sancho Turn'd Governor, A Farce. Dublin, Wilkinson, Walker, White and others, 1785. 36 pages. / Thomas Hurlstone - Just In Time, A Comic Opera in Three Acts. Dublin, Wogan, Byrns, Moore, Jones and Rice, 1793. 69 pages. //

      Dublin. Binding nearly splt at spine. Needs repair. ALl works inside in excellent condition. Exlibris of Richard Buxton on pastedown.. Dublin, 1785-1799. 17.7 x 11cm. Original Hardcover. Binding nearly splt at spine. Needs repair. ALl works inside in excellent condition. Exlibris of Richard Buxton on pastedown. PILON, FREDERICK (1750?-1788), actor and dramatist, was born in Cork in 1750. After receiving a fairly good education in his native city, he was sent to Edinburgh University to study medicine, but he took to the stage instead. He first appeared at the Edinburgh Theatre as Oroonoko, but with small success, and consequently joined an inferior strolling company, with which he remained for some years. He finally drifted to London, where Griffin the bookseller employed him on the ?'Morning Post.?' After Griffin's death had deprived him of this position, he seems to have worked as an obscure literary hack until he began to write for the stage. He was soon employed with some regularity at Covent Garden Theatre. There, on 4 Nov. 1778, ?'The Invasion, or a Trip to Brighthelmstone?'—?'a moderate farce,?' according to Genest—was performed, with Lee Lewis in the chief part (Cameleon) on 4 Nov. 1778. It was repeated twenty-four times during the season, and was several times revived. ?'The Liverpool Prize?' followed at the same theatre on 22 Feb. 1779, with Quick in the chief part. ?'Illumination, or the Glazier's Conspiracy,?' a prelude, suggested by the illuminations on Admiral Keppel's acquittal, was acted on 12 April 1779 for Lee Lewis's benefit. ?'The Device, or the Deaf Doctor,?' when first produced on 27 Sept. 1779, met with great opposition, but, revived with alteration as ?'The Deaf Lover,?' on 2 Feb. 1780, it achieved some success; ?'The Siege of Gibraltar,?' a musical farce (25 April 1780), celebrated Rodney's victory; ?'The Humours of an Election,?' a farce (19 Oct. 1780), satirised electoral corruption; ?'Thelyphthora, or more Wives than One,?' a farce, satirising the work of the name by Martin Madan [q. v.], was produced on 8 March 1781, and was damned the second night; ?'Aerostation, or the Templar's Stratagem?' (29 Oct. 1784), dealt with the rage of the day for balloons; ?'Barataria, or Sancho turned Governor?' (29 March 1785), was adapted from D'Urfey. Meanwhile Pilon deserted Covent Garden for Drury Lane, where he produced, on 18 May 1782, ?'The Fair American,?' a comic opera, which was not very skilfully plagiarised from the ?'Adventures of Five Hours.?' Pilon's last piece, a comedy, ?'He would be a Soldier,?' after being rejected by Colman, was performed at Covent Garden on 18 Nov. 1786, and achieved considerable success. In 1787 Pilon married a Miss Drury of Kingston, Surrey; he died at Lambeth on 17 Jan. 1788. His pieces were clever, if of ephemeral interest. Besides the plays mentioned, all of which he published, Pilon issued ?'The Drama,?' an anonymous poem, 1775, and ?'An Essay on the Character of Hamlet as performed by Mr. Henderson?' (anonymous), 8vo, London, 1785 ? An edition of G. A. Stevens's ?'Essay on Heads?' appeared in 1785, with additions by Pilon. (DNB - Dictionary of National Biography - Article by David James O'Donoghue) __________________________________________ John O'Keeffe (June 24, 1747 ?- February 4, 1833) was an Irish actor and dramatist. He wrote a number of farces and amusing dramatic pieces, many of which had great success. Among these are Tony Lumpkin in Town (1778), Wild Oats (1791), Love in a Camp, and Omai (1785), an account of the voyages of the Tahitian explorer Omai. O'Keeffe was born in Dublin in 1747 to Roman Catholic parents and was educated by the Jesuits. After showing a talent for drawing he studied art at an Academy in Dublin, but grew increasingly more interested in the theatre. After a two-year trip to London, where he became an admirer of David Garrick, he settled on a career as an actor and playwright. O'Keeffe wrote his first play The She Gallant when he was twenty, and it was performed in Dublin at the Smock Alley Theatre. In 1774 O'Keeffe was married to Mary Heaphy. In 1777 O'Keefe moved to London. The following year he wrote Tony Lumpkin in Town a sequel to Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer and sent it to the manager of the Haymarket Theatre. The play was successfully produced, and O'Keefe regularly wrote for the Haymarket thereafter. Between 1782 and 1796 O'Keefe wrote around 28 plays and comic operas. The Poor Soldier (1783), a comic opera with words and lyrics by O'Keeffe and music by William Shield, was a musical farce about the lives of British soldiers returning home after the American War of Independence. O'Keeffe also wrote The Son-in-Law, Agreeable Surprise which includes the lyrical poem Amo, Amas, and Castle of Andalusia. O'Keefe had problems with his eyes ever since he had fallen into the River Liffey in his youth. From the mid-1770s O'Keefe increasingly lost his sight, and from 1781 his plays had to be dictated by him. In spite of this he was a prolific writer and was the most produced playwright in London in the last quarter of the 18th century. Some of his songs set to music by Arnold and Shield, such as I am a Friar of Orders Grey, and The Thorn, are still popular. In 1800 a benefit performance was staged for him at Covent Garden. In 1826 O'Keefe wrote his memoirs which covered his life experiences and various interactions with the leading artistic figures of his day. The memoirs were dictated to his daughter Adelaide O'Keefe (1776-1865) who oversaw their publication. The same year he was awarded a pension by George IV. He died in 1833 in Southampton and was buried there. In the 19th century the essayist William Hazlitt described O'Keeffe as the "English Molière" observing "in light, careless laughter and pleasant exaggeration of the humorous, we have no equal to him". His Wild Oats has been revived in 1976, 1995 and 2012, by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic respectively. (Wikipedia) ______________________________________________ August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (3 May [O.S. 22 April] 1761 - 23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1819) was a German dramatist and writer who also worked as a consul in Russia and Germany. One of Kotzebue's books was burned during the Wartburg festival in 1817. He was murdered in 1819 by Karl Ludwig Sand, a militant member of the Burschenschaften. This murder gave Metternich the pretext to issue the Carlsbad Decrees of 1819, which dissolved the Burschenschaften, cracked down on the liberal press, and seriously restricted academic freedom in the states of the German Confederation. (Wikipedia) ______________________________________________

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        R.P. Natalis Alexandri ... Historia ecclesiastica Veteris Novique Testamenti ab orbe condito ad annum post Christum natum millesimum sexcentesimum: et in loca ejusdem insignia dissertationes historicae, chronologicae, criticae, dogmaticae... [with]... Supplementum. [Twenty Volumes]

      Bingii ad Rhenum: G. C. Voigt, 1785-1791. First quarto edition. Editio omnium novissima, notis et animadversionibus, quoad historiam et dissertationem [sic] Novi Testamenti, aucta ad castigationem et illustrationem opinionum quorumdam [sic] auctoris, opera et studio Constantini Roncaglia ... Quibus accedunt, praeter animadversiones a P. Joanne Dominico Mansi ... in 2. Lucensi editione inserta [sic], aliae insuper ejusdem auctoris noviter elucubratae. Full mottle calf, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, morocco labels, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Spines and boards rubbed and scuffed, worn at extremities, heads and heels of a few volumes chipped, calf occasionally darkened or brittle mainly on spines, library call numbers to lower compartments, seminary book plate to front pastedowns, occasional bookseller's ticket, bindings tight, some scattered foxing otherwise leaves clean and unmarked. A valuable set. Sm. 4to.(25 cm). Illus. Noel Alexandre, or Alexander Natalis (1639-1724), was a French historian and theologian, of the Order of St. Dominic who studied philosophy and theology in the convent of Saint Jacques, Paris, where he taught for twelve years, obtained the licentiate from the Sorbonne, and in 1675, the doctorate, and was urged to write a complete history of the church, the first volume appearing in 1677. ?His directness and conciseness, his critical acumen, and his manner of viewing history and dividing it into special studies (then quite original, although now common enough) won for him the approbation of the learned. The first volumes of the history brought him letters of commendation and praise from Pope Innocent XI and many cardinals, but later volumes gave offense at Rome because of the author's Gallicism, and Innocent XI finally forbade the faithful to read ...it," Cath.Ency. Alexandre corrected the work in the third edition. Constantino Roncaglia brought out a sixth edition, unaltered, but with the addition of paragraphs and dissertations correcting the most offensive statements. The work was thus removed from the Index by Pope Benedict XIII. The edition offered here is the best and most complete, edited by Giovan Domenico Mansi who added many explanatory notes. An anonymous writer in two supplementary volumes (also included here) carried the history into the eighteenth century, and added various dissertations from other historians. The work thus completed appeared at Venice in 1778, in eleven folio volumes, and at Bingen, 1785-91, in twenty volumes. Brunet I, 169.

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        EZO NO KUNI ZENZU

      1785. [MAP - JAPAN] HAYASHI Shihei. EZO NO KUNI ZENZU. This is a "shazu" or handcopied version of the original printed map which was published in Edo, by Suharaya Shihei, in Temmei 5 [1785]. Colored map of Hokkaido, 50 x 92 cm, folds into 17.8 x 12 cm covers with title label. Our copy resembles the 1825 reprint at http://angel.library.ubc.ca/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/tokugawa&CI SOPTR=78&REC=4 from the Beans collection at the UBC library. As we said, though, ours is a copy of the separate publication from 1785 [the Beans 1785.9, p.25]. The printed original is a great rarity and other hand- copied versions like this one, probably done in the mid-19th century, are certainly known. In very nice condition. A handsome and interesting map of this frontier region of Japan. From the collection of Roger Keyes.

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        Signer Francis Hopkinson, as Judge of the Admiralty Court, boldly signs an order to examine a ship in the Port of Philadelphia and its ? Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes laden on board ? to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss, if any ? and also to ascertain the Occasion of such Damage, Wastage or Loss, to the best of your Skill and Judgement??

      "Manuscript Document Signed ?Fras Hopkinson? as Judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania, one page, 12.5? x 7.75?. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1785. Light toning at folds which have been expertly reinforced on verso. Watermarked laid paper. Blind embossed seal of the Admiralty Court affixed in mid-left blank margin. Bold 4?-long signature of the Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Fine condition.Headed: ?Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, Judge of the Court of admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, Greeting:? In full, ?Application having been made to Me by Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship or Vessel, called The Anna lately arrived from Bristol and now lying in this Port, for a Survey to be made on the said Ship You, or any two of you, taking to your Assistance my Ship-Carpenter or other Tradesman if you shall think it necessary so to do, are hereby directed and required diligently and carefully to Survey and examine as well the said Ship as the Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes laden on board, or any Parts or portions thereof, as you shall be thereto requested by the Owners or Consignees of the said Cargo or of any part thereof; and you are to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss, if any, which the said Cargo or any part thereof may have sustained on Board the said Ship and also to ascertain the Occasion of such Damage, Wastage or Loss, to the best of your Skill and Judgement, particularly specifying the Marks and Numbers of the Bales, Boxes, Casks or Packages, wherein such damaged Goods or Deficiencies may be found:?In pursuance and according to the Direction of an Act of General Assembly of this Commonwealth, entitled ?An Act for the further Regulation of the Port of Philadelphia, and ?enlarging the Powers of the Wardens thereof;? And how you Shall have executed this Writ made a Return to Me, under your Hands duly signed on the Sixth Day of May Instant or on the next Court Day together with this Writ...?The ?Report of Survey on the Ship Anna Capt Copplestone from Bristol? is present. Partly Printed Document Signed ?Thos Pryor? and ?Frans Gurney? as Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, one page, 9? x 14.5?. [Philadelphia], May 21, 1785. Watermarked laid paper. Completed in manuscript. Folds have been expertly reinforced on verso. In full, ?Port of Philadelphia, In Pursuance of a writ to us directed by the Honorable Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, Judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, bearing Date the third Day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five And at the Instance of Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship Anna from Bristol. We Thomas Pryor & Francis Gurney two of the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, duly appointed and attested according to Law, Have diligently and carefully surveyed and examined the Said Ship and found her Cargo well Stowed and properly Dunaged [sic, Dunnaged].?During the Revolutionary War, Thomas Pryor owned the armed Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine ?Venus? (commissioned July 13, 1776) and Francis Gurney served on the Pennsylvania Council of Safety."

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        A Specimen of Printing Types, By William Caslon, Letter-Founder to His Majesty. Housed in Custom Clamshell Box

      London: William Caslon. 1785. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. S Soft Cover. Very Good. Undated, ca. 1785. Four leaves of printing specimens, 16.25" tall, in a custom clamshell box. Appears to have been professionally extracted from a larger publication, leaves in very good condition with some minor age- darkening around the edges, no chips or tears. The clamshell box measures 17.25" tall and is bound in linen type cloth with a dark red leather spine, gilt spine lettering, near fine condition, no names or other ownership markings.

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        Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen über den Gebrauch des Magnets in der Arzneykunst. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1785.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., 292 S. Karton d. Zt. Waller 416. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der frühen französischen Studie "Observations et recherches sur l`usage de l`aimant en médecine". - Nach einer kurzen historischen Einleitung folgen 48 Fallstudien. - Unbeschnitten. Rücken etwas lädiert. Etwas gebräunt, stockfleckig.

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        The whole life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner: Who lived eight and twenty years all allone in an uninhabited island, on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river of Oroonoque; having been cast on shore by shipwreck, wherein all the men perished but himself: with an account how he was at last as strangely delivered by pirates. Written by himself. 2 vols.

      London, printed at the Logographic Press, and sold by J. Walter, T. Hookham et al., 1785.. (4), 485; (4), 452pp. With 2 engr. frontispices by R. Pollard after M. Brown. Contemp. brown half calf with 2 lables, richly gilt (spine renewed).. Ulrich 11, 26; Adelphi 96; Lovett 83. - Very good copy.

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        Orlando Furioso. 5 Bänden

      Venezia, Antonio Zattae Figli 1785 - PGMt der Zeit, 328, 396, 379, 339, 452 Seiten, 12° mit zahlreichen Textkupfern. Einbände minimal berieben u. abgegriffen. Geringe Wurmfraßspuren auf Nachsätzen. Innen frisch u. unbeschädigt. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: it

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        Le mariage de Figaro

      De l'imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique (Kehl) ; chez Ruault 1785 - - De l'imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique (Kehl) ; chez Ruault, A Paris 1785, In-8 (15,9x24cm), lj, 199pp. (1), relié. - Seconde émission de l'édition originale et première édition illustrée, sur papier velin. La première émission ne parut que deux mois avant celle-ci. A cette seconde impression on a ajouté les cinq planches de Malapeau et Roi d'après St. Quentin. Pas moins de 16 éditions parurent à la même date (les retards dû à la censure du roi expliquent ces nombreuses contrefaçons). A noter que cette édition fut imprimée par les soins de l'auteur lui-même, à Kehl, et qu'il reprit les caractères qui avaient servi à l'impression des Oeuvres de Voltaire (caractères de l'Anglais Baskerville). Est joint la toute première suite des illustrations. Ces gravures ont été réalisées après la publication de l'édition originale de première émission et ont été fournies en feuilles, elle sont dans un format plus petit. Beaumarchais les a faites regravées avec plus de soin et de goût, comme on pourra juger. Reliure en pleine basane brune moucheté et glacée d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes et coins restaurés. Quelques rousseurs éparses. La folle attente du public et des comédiens de la suite du Barbier de Séville et le retardement causé par la censure (et notamment le roi lui-même) explique quelque peu les nombreuses contrefaçons du Mariage de Figaro. On sait que l'esprit de la Révolution trouvera un symbole éloquent dans le personnage de Figaro. lj, 199pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vaderlandsch woordenboek (35 delen) + 3 delen Byvoegzels

      Amsterdam: Johannes Allart, 1785. Verschenen tussen 1785 en 1796. Met 5 handgekleurde kaarten (Gelderland, Friesland, Groningen, Holland en Zeeland), plaaten en pourtraitten 135 paginagrote gravures en daarnaast een groot aantal uitvouwbare overzichten. Alle delen zijn identiek gebonden met gemarmerde platten en met een vergulde opdruk op de rug. Bij deel 1 is de rug vakkundig gerepareerd. . Tweede druk. Gebonden. Boeken goed. 8vo.

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

      (Paris). De L'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique. 1785 - 65 Bände. Je Band zwischen ca 400 und 600 Seiten. Band 1 und Band 16 jeweils mit gestochener Porträttafel. Zeitgenössische Ganzleder-Einbände mit Rückentitelvergoldung. (11 Einbände ohne Rücken bzw. stark beschädigt. Zahlreichen Einbände an den Kanten teils stärker berieben. Titel gestempelt. Innendeckel mit je einem Bibliotheks-Aufkleber versehen. Papier teils stockfleckig). 17x10 cn Bei: "Tome premier" vorgebunden: FLORIAN M. (Jean-Pierre Claris) de. "Voltaire et le serf du Mont Jura, discours en vers libres, qui a remporté le Prix de poésie de l'Académie française, en 1782" (Paris, Chez Demonville, 1782. 14 Seiten mit 2 Vignetten. Am rechten Rand knapp beschnitten mit Textverlust). Sprache: fr

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        Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen über den Gebrauch des Magnets in der Arzneykunst. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1785.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., 292 S. Karton d. Zt.. Waller 416. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der frühen französischen Studie "Observations et recherches sur l'usage de l'aimant en medecine". - Nach einer kurzen historischen Einleitung werden folgen 48 Fallstudien. - Unbeschnitten. Rücken etwas lädiert. Etwas gebräunt, stockfleckig.

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        THE PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

      London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1785.. [4],vii,[1],xxi,[1],vi,657pp. Quarto. Handsomely bound in modern quarter calf and marbled boards, half-title bound in. Blank lower forecorner of a3 torn away, a couple of signatures show scattered foxing, a few small ink squiggles to B3v, early ink marginalia on pp.368-9, neat tear in gutter of terminal text leaf properly mended in the course of being rebound, otherwise a good copy. First edition of the theologian's first book, a compilation from his lectures at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he assumed a post as tutor in 1768. The subjects under consideration range from contracts, oaths and wills, through civil liberties and constitutional government, discussions of divorce, incest, drunkenness and suicide, to purely theological topics. In 1794 Paley published his landmark EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY, and in 1802 his NATURAL THEOLOGY... appeared, two works which came to be regarded as "the most effective statement of the external evidence of Christianity ever written" - PMM. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 245(n). NCBEL II:1890.

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

      (Paris). De L'Imprimerie de la Societe Litteraire-Typographique. 1785.. 65 Bände. Je Band zwischen ca 400 und 600 Seiten. Band 1 und Band 16 jeweils mit gestochener Porträttafel. Zeitgenössische Ganzleder-Einbände mit Rückentitelvergoldung. (11 Einbände ohne Rücken bzw. stark beschädigt. Zahlreichen Einbände an den Kanten teils stärker berieben. Titel gestempelt. Innendeckel mit je einem Bibliotheks-Aufkleber versehen. Papier teils stockfleckig). 17x10 cn. Bei: "Tome premier" vorgebunden: FLORIAN M. (Jean-Pierre Claris) de. "Voltaire et le serf du Mont Jura, discours en vers libres, qui a remporte le Prix de poesie de l'Academie francaise, en 1782" (Paris, Chez Demonville, 1782. 14 Seiten mit 2 Vignetten. Am rechten Rand knapp beschnitten mit Textverlust).

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        OEUVRES COMPLÈTES DE CRÉBILLON, NOUVELLE ÉDITION, AUGMENTÉE & ORNÉE DE BELLES GRAVURES.

      A PARIS, CHEZ LES LIBRAIRES ASSOCIÉS, 1785 - Bella legatura in pieno vitello biondo marmorizzato con pigmento bruno, verde e rosso. Ai piatti, riquadro di triplice filetto. Dorso liscio con due tasselli rossi, quello superiore recante il titolo abbreviato, l'inferiore il numero di tomo entro corona di foglie; fregi trasversali a rotella tra filetti, delimitanti scomparti con fiorone centrale. Dentelle esterne ornate con filetto e dentelle interne con rotella, il tutto inciso in oro. Tagli dorati, con tracce del precedente decoro marmorizzato. Risguardi in carta policroma con motivo a vortice. Occhietto - ritratto dell'autore finemente inciso all'acquaforte da Ingouf junior nel 1784, copiato da un quadro di De la Tour, entro cornice ovale (con ornamenti disegnati da C. P. Marillier) - frontespizio - LXXVI - 285; occhietto - frontespizio - 375; occhietto - frontespizio - 333 pagine numerate. Al verso di ciascun occhietto, indicazione degli scritti compresi nel volume. Fregi tipografici impressi a silografia. 9 pregevoli tavole fuori testo, poste all'inizio di ogni tragedia, incise all'acquaforte nella prima metà degli anni Ottanta del Settecento da vari artefici, su disegno di C. P. Marillier: ciascuna illustrazione raffigura un episodio saliente di un'opera drammaturgica. I tre volumi comprendono la prima edizione completa delle opere di un noto poeta francese del Settecento, stampata dopo la morte dell'autore. Le nove tragedie in versi di Crébillon, dal carattere enfatico e con predilezione per situazioni tetre, attingono alla storia antica della Grecia, di Roma e di varie monarchie asiatiche, nonché alla mitologia; ai testi teatrali seguono i discorsi accademici composti dal medesimo scrittore. In apertura del primo volume e a alla fine dell'ultimo sono interessanti i contributi di vari autori (in prosa e in versi) che celebrano il drammaturgo e forniscono notizie biografiche su di lui. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, dall'attraente legatura; interno fresco con lieve brunitura; minime mancanze marginali a poche carte. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SUPERSTITIONS ORIENTALES OU TABLEAU DES ERREURS ET DES SUPERSTITIONS DES PRINCIPAUX PEUPLES DE L'ORIENT

      Chez Royez, Paris 1785. assumed 1st. ed - Two parts in one vol. 1. Article Premier des Pretres d'Egypt 112p, 11 engraved plates and headpiece at geingging of essay. 2. Article Premier Gouvernement, Moeurs, Usages, Prejuges & Superstitions des Assyrians. 196p + nine engraved plates and headpiece at beginning of essay. 10 1/2 x 15 1/2.Mottle-patterned boards w leather spine. Five raised bands with title and decorations in compartments. Leather at corners worn away. Bottom right corner on front board chipped away (see photo). Decorative endpapers. Internally text and plates clean and without blemish. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        20 Kupferstiche. Zu: Therese philosophe.

      [A Londres (d.i. Paris, Cazin), 1785].. 8 x 5 cm. Auf einzelnen Tafeln 17 x 11 cm.. Komplette Folge dieser Illustrationen zu dem berühmtesten erotischen Werk des 18. Jahrhunderts. Einige der Kupfer etwas blass im Abzug. Am Rand teils leicht fleckig. Ars Erotica S. 205f. ("Die am schönsten illustrierte Ausgabe der Therese philsophe").

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        Geographisk Oplysning til Cartet over det sydlige Norge i trende Afdeelinger.

      Uddragen og samlet af de bedste, til Cartet brugte, locale Efterretninger og Hielpe-Midler. Kbhvn. 1785. Med 2 udfoldelige tabeller. (8) + 298 + (1) s. Samt. hlvldr. St.p.t.. Bibl. Dan. III, 843

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Litterarische Chronik. Erster und zweyter (zweiter) Band

      Bern Haller 1785 und 1786. 2 von insges. 3 erschienen Bänden. 4 Bll. und 408 S. VIII S., 1 Blatt u. 404 S. jeweils mit gestoch. Titelvignette u. vielen gestochenen Schlussstücken. Je Band 2 Abteilungen ("Erste und zweyte Abtheilung"). OHLdr. m. Lederecken u. Rückenvergoldung u. Rückentitel. Roter Ganzfarbschnitt, Lesebändchen. Einbände leicht berieben, bei Teil 1 hinterer Einband in d. oberen Ecke geknickt. Reste eines priv. Signaturschildchens auf beiden Rücken unten. Beide Bände im Block sehr guter Zustand (nahezu unbenutzt). Enthält u. and. Beiträge von Heyne, Möser, Garve, Herder, Salzmann, Klopstock, Winkelmann

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        Siege of GiIbraltar

      J.Schofield, Liverpool 1785 - Inscribed in pencil . Leather spine, marble boards in good condition, with light sunning to the spine. An account of the siege of Gibraltar ,12 September 1779 to 3 February 1783, written as a series of letters to his brother. Maps and tables. 8vo, 20 x 12.5 cm, 266 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quagga Books]
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        Considerations on the Order of Cincinnatus: to which are added, As well several original papers relative to that institution, A Letter from the late M. Turgot .

      - J. Johnson, London 1785. 8vo, 284pp. Early quarter brown calf with marbled boards, rubbed, outer hinge cracking. Internally very good, bookplate removed from ffep leaving some marks. Howes M-655. OCLC 6621734, 21 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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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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        ORDINACIONES DE ALMOTAZENERIA DE LA CIUDAD DE MATARÓ, publicadas, e impresas por órden del Señor Governador, y con acuerdo del M. Ilustre Ayuntamiento de esta Ciudad.

      Imp. Juan Abadal. Mataró, s.a. (c. 1785 - ). 20 cm. 49 pág., 1 h. Portada con escudo xilográfico. Enc. en pergamino reciente. Ejemplar restaurado. * Interesante documento que regula la venta y el comercio de la ciudad de Mataró. Se tratan los pesos, balanzas y medidas y se dedican diversos apartados al grano, el aceite, la pesca (salada, fresca, seca remojada, etc.), la carne, la leche y los requesones, la volatería, el vino, el pan, las velas, el carbón y la leña. Al final incluye un apartado dedicado a las "Maniobras de los ladrilleros" en el cual, tras calificar de "intolerable, y muy dañoso al Publico el abuso introducido por los Ladrilleros" por no disponer de medidas adecuadas, establece las correspondientes a cada tipo de ladrillo. No en Palau, ni CCPB ni BNE. Almotaceneria. Mataró. Ordinaciones. Indústria, comerç i negocis Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        PORTE-FEUILLE d'un Exempt de Police.

      Londres 1785 - in-8, 86 pp., demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs (reliure du XIXe siècle). Publication anonyme, en prose et en vers, sur les affaires politiques du temps, dont plusieurs pièces concernent la Guerre d'Indépendance américaine. On y trouve : Couplets faits à l'occasion de ce que M. le Comte de Rochambeau avoit envoyé d'Amérique son fils au Roi, Chanson sur la guerre d'Amérique, Pièces sur Monsieur de Francklin, etc.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        THE HOUSEKEEPER'S INSTRUCTOR Or Universal Family Cook Being An Ample And Clear Display Of the Art Of Cookery In All Its Various Branches Containing . Proper Rules For Brewing Malt Liquor . To Which Is Added The Complete Art Of Carving .

      W. And J. Stratford, c. 1785. - 5th edn. 8vo. Rebound in later gilt lettered half morocco, raised ribbed spine, on marbled paper-laid boards (edges of spine a little rubbed - otherwise VG). Pp. 448, illus with engraved frontispiece and 11 further engraved plates (frontispiece rather tanned and clipped at top corner and relaid on later paper; 1 folding plate with long tear along 2nd fold; previous owner's on front free endpaper and verso of folding plate) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)]
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        The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham - Three volume set

      Newcastle: S Hodgson and Messrs Robinsons. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rubbed and scuffed leather. Rear board of volume three detached but present. Corners bumped. Spines cracked but intact. Chipped at top and tail. New eps. Bookplate on fep of Walter Selby [Semper Sapit Suprema] William Hardcastle and John Kerley Smith of West Hartlepool [otium sine litteris moris est] Some browning to cut pages. Contents clean and tight. 1785/1787/1794. First Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 592pp; 616pp; 522pp. Woodcut engravings; fold out pedigrees of Clavering and Hutton. .

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