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      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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Eastside Books & Paper]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat K. Heindl]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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. .

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

      Germanton [Germantown, Pa.]: Leibert und Billmeyer, 1785 - The German American catechisms played an important role in education, for as well as their obvious role in the moral training of the young, they were also used for instruction in reading and writing. This is the first edition of the authorized version of the Pennsylvania Ministerium catechism, whose source was Henrich Miller's 1774 and Johann Christoph Kunze's 1781 editions of the catechism. "This newly adopted catechism continued to be the official German text of the Ministerium for some 72 years, until it was replaced by a revision in 1857 . During the long period in which it served as the official catechism it was printed by some 25 different printers in more than 70 years." - Repp First edition of the authorized version of the Pennsylvania Ministerium catechism. 12mo. [iv], 127, [1] pp. Original boards. Binding worn, front cover and initial blank nearly detached, rear cover split at joint, leaves browned, pp. 87-94 are torn without any loss of text. In cloth slipcase. Arndt & Eck, The First Century of German Language Printing in the USA I, 632 (2 copies, one of which is incomplete); Shipton & Mooney 44712; Bristol B6095; Repp, Luther's Catechism Comes to America, p. 222; OCLC 62831685 (3 copies) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Abdruck meiner Selekten, Erstes [u. Zweytes] Heft: oder Miscellanea von verschiedenen Materien aus mancherley Rechten, Sitten, Gewohnheiten, Ceremoniel, Staats- Kriegs- Friedens- und Comitial-Begebenheiten der ältesten, alten und neuesten Zeiten, so wie sie in Büchern oder sonstigen gedruckten Nachrichten zu finden sind: desgleichen vom Cameral-Fach und Mercantilweesen. Mit jeweiligen Erläuterungen des Authors. 2 Hefte in einem Band.,

      Landshut, Maximilian Hagen, 1785. - Erstausgabe. - „Außer dem dörften diese Selekten willkomm seyn einem solchen, der die Zeit, weitschichtige Bücher zu lesen nicht übrig hat; noch mehr demjenigen, der nicht viel lesen mag, doch aber superficiel wissend werden, oder belesen scheinen will". - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Sehr selten. - Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 192 S.; 1 Bl., S. (193-)382, Ppbd. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Abdruck meiner Selekten, Erstes [u. Zweytes] Heft: oder Miscellanea von verschiedenen Materien aus mancherley Rechten, Sitten, Gewohnheiten, Ceremoniel, Staats- Kriegs- Friedens- und Comitial-Begebenheiten der ältesten, alten und neuesten Zeiten, so wie sie in Büchern oder sonstigen gedruckten Nachrichten zu finden sind: desgleichen vom Cameral-Fach und Mercantilweesen. Mit jeweiligen Erläuterungen des Authors. 2 Hefte in einem Band.

      Landshut, Maximilian Hagen, 1785.. 8°. 192 S.; 1 Bl., S. (193-)382, Ppbd. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt.. Erstausgabe. - "Außer dem dörften diese Selekten willkomm seyn einem solchen, der die Zeit, weitschichtige Bücher zu lesen nicht übrig hat; noch mehr demjenigen, der nicht viel lesen mag, doch aber superficiel wissend werden, oder belesen scheinen will". - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Sehr selten. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        La sventurata Castelli ovvero lettere di Madama Contessa di Castelli a Madama Baronessa di Freville.

      In Venezia, presso Gianmaria Bassaglia ai Gesuiti, 1785. Due volumi in 8vo (cm. 20) legati in uno; buona legatura in mezza pergamena dell?Ottocento ma con carta colorata del Settecento; bella antiporta incisa con cornice settecentesca e la scritta: In un geloso cuor furioso e insano se ricerchi virtù la cerchi invano; frontespizio inciso con cornice ed al centro in tondo il ritratto di una fanciulla; pp. 99, (1); antiporta incisa da Marco S. Giampiccoli con la scritta: Fede ed a virtù di Sposa onesta mira o lettor la ricompensa è questa; pp. 103, (1). Lapiccirella, n. 152: prima edizione rara. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Ressort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1785. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, En Regeeringe derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, als mede de beyde Hoven van Justitie, en die van de Kamer der Rekening der Domeynen, met der zelver Suppoosten. Voor den Jare 1785. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland. Uitmaakende de Staaten van Zeeland, Benevens de Collegien van Gecommitteerde Raaden, ter Admiraliteit, in de Rekenkamer, den Raad van Vlaanderen, enz. WAARBIJ: Naamregister van de Ed. Mog. Heeren Gecommitteerde Raden in de Collegien ter Admiraliteit, als mede de E.E. Heeren Bewindhebberen van de Oost- en West-Indische Compagnie, In alle de Steden der Provincien van Holland, Zeeland, Vriesland, enz. Nevens de Bedienden der zelve. WAARBIJ: Beknopte Genealogie der Voornaamste Potentaten in Europa. Volgens 't Alphabeth opgestelt door den Heere Johan Hubner.

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1785. 5 werken in 1 band, 48, 107, 192, 92, 25-48 p. Origineel Perkament, 12° (opnieuw in de band gezet, mist de eerste 12 pagina's van het laatste werk).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        The poetical works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. now first collected in one volume

      Ldn., G. Kearsly, 1785.. 1785. [VIII]196(4 adv.-) pp. & the 6 errata lines on page196. Contemporary speckled full calf, double rectangular gilt-ruled sides, gilt inner dentelles, 5 (1 false) raised bands, gilt-panelled spine w. contrasting morocco letterpiece gilt. Speckled edges.First edition. Crnrs only slightly worn, spine just a bit rbbd and endpapers trifle foxed, however an overall sound and fresh copy in an appealing binding. ¶ A nice copy in good condition. GRAESSE III, 471; LOWNDES, p. 1218.

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        The journal of a tour to the Hebrides : with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. By James Boswell, Esq. Containing Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the Tour, and never before published.. ... A Series of his Conversation, Literary ... (Truncated)

      London : printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1785, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionFull Book Title: The journal of a tour to the Hebrides : with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. By James Boswell, Esq. 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 1746Very good copy in the original aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt and gilt cross-bands; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The Second Edition, revised and corrected. Physical description xx,[2],534,[2]p.,plates : ports. Notes; Frontis. = port. With a half-title and a final advertisement leaf. Subjects; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Scotland - Description and travel. Hebrides (Scotland) - Description and travel. Related item referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T53588.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      c.1785. - Volume in-folio. 77ff. (chiffrés 80). Vélin du temps. Recueil de dessins d'architecture réunissant pêle-mêle des plans, vues de perspective, modèles de charpente, une vue en coupe de l'Académie de dessin de Rouen, le plan d'un dispositif d'aisance inodore, un texte expliquant les principes du chauffage, etc. L'ensemble totalise une trentaine de pages en couleurs et une quarantaine de pages en noir et blanc, avec des croquis de taille et de sujets divers. La couverture en vélin, qui porte l'inscription en gros caractères "Porte St Antoine venant de Rambouillet, Laissez passer vins eaux de vie etc. six premiers mois première année de David 1774 a 1775", et le timbre des Fermes Générales qui fut apposé sur chaque page, laissent supposer qu'il s'agissait à l'origine du registre de commerce d'un marchand de vin qui fut utilisé par un architecte pour y réunir ses esquisses. Le volume provenait du papetier Larcher à l'enseigne de la Teste Noire, dont l'étiquette illustrée collée au verso du contreplat supérieur, constitue l'une des premières publicités utiisant l'image d'un esclave noir. Le volume, qui s'ouvre sur une petite gravure des "Travaux du Champ de Mars pour la confédération du 14 juillet 1790 par les citoyens de Paris", fut par la suite partiellement défait et une partie des pages blanches qu'il contient avaient servi de support à des gravures ou dessins qui manquent à présent.

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Rudolph Augustin Vogels Lehrsätze der Chemie.

      Weimar, Hoffmann, 1785.. 2.Aufl., 632 S., Registeranhang. Halbleder, bestoss., etwas berieb., innen sehr guter Zustand..

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        Anweisung zur Kenntniß und Cur der Kinderkrankheiten. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt [Underrättelse om barns sjukdomar och deras bote-medel] und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von J. Andreas Murray. 5. verbesserte Auflage

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1785. 18 cm. 52, 768, (16) Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Waller 8175 - Blake vergleiche 387 - Garrison / M. vergleiche 6323 - Hagelin, Medical S. 123 - Vorangestellt sind der Lebenslauf Roséns und ein Verzeichnis seiner Schriften. "Rosen is often called "The Father of Pediatrics" which may be a too strong statement ... his book on the subject was the most progressive which had yet been written ... It is by far the most influential work published by a Swedish physician" (Hagelin zur Erstausgabe 1764). Rücken etwas berieben, Titel alt gestempelt, papierbedingt schwach gebräunt -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Luigiana Inglesi, Colla Parte Occidentale della Florida, della Giorgia, e Carolina Meridionale

      Atlante Novissimo., 1785.. Copper engraving. Original colour.150 Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. (16½ x 13 inches) Interesting map of southern part of Louisiana, and adjacent parts of Florida There are several bits of text commenting on relations between Indians and the English and French. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten, als eine Fortzetsung der von Büffonschen Naturgeschichte. Nach dem System des Ritters Carl von Linné bearbeitet: KÄFER.

      Berlin, J. Pauli, 1785-1790. 3 text-vols (of 10). 8vo (220 x 125mm) and 1 atlas volume. Oblong-4to (250 x 210mm). With 1 engraved hand-coloured frontispiece and 3 hand-coloured title-vignettes and 72 (of 202) hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards (text) & contemporary half calf (atlas). Only the first 3 volumes of this important work on Coleoptera. //Nissen ZBI, 2078; Junk, Rara I, 10.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération des animaux et des plantes.

      Avec une ébauche de l'histoire des êtres organisés avant leur fécondation, par J. Senebier. Genève, B. Chirol, 1785. 8vo. pp. (4), xcvi, 413, with 3 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. First edition of the French translation of this important monograph on the theory of generation. "Later confutation of the theory of spontaneous generation. Spallanzani's conclusions were similar to those expressed by Pasteur nearly a century later ..." (Garrison & Morton 102).

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        Figures de l' Histoire de France

      [Paris] Renouard n.d. [1785] - This copy with the engraved bookplate of Percy Hamilton Clark, perhaps the most famous American cricketer of all time, who in 1903 ushered in what has been called the "Golden Age" of cricket in the U.S.A. 167 engraved plates, 154 of which are numbered and 13 unnumbered, by Moreau the Younger, Monnet and Lepicier depicting the history of France and including frameworks for descriptive text of Monsieur l'Abbe' Garnier. Large 8vo, (29 by 20.5 cm), in handsome antique three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, the spine ornately gilt lettered and decorated. 167 leaves, printed on one side only. A very pleasing copy, internally very fine and fresh, the binding with some light, expected evidence of age. A VERY BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED WORK. This impressive suite of engravings depict the history of France from the inauguration of Pharamond (circa 428) to the year 1314. Moreau had intended to carry on with the engraving work and bring the book up to his own time, but the project was unfortunately never completed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten, als eine Fortzetsung der von Büffonschen Naturgeschichte. Nach dem System des Ritters Carl von Linné bearbeitet: KÄFER.

      Berlin, J. Pauli, 1785-1806. 5 text-vols (of 10). 8vo (195 x 120mm) and 3 atlas volumes. Oblong-4to (265 x 210mm). With 1 engraved handcoloured frontispiece and 5 handcoloured title-vignettes and 202 plates, of which 201 beautifully coloured. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines. A very fine copy of one of the most attractive early works on coleoptera, lacking the last 5 text volumes. First and only edition of this superbly illustrated work on exotic and European coleoptera. Carl Gustav Jablonsky was private secretary to the Queen of Prussia. After Jablonsky's untimely death Herbst edited the work from volume 2 on. A great number of the plates were drawn by Jablonsky. The work should be considered a first attempt to a total survey of the coleoptera. A sequel was published to the above work dealing with butterflies. "The Frenchmen were however preceded in their illustrated compilation of the Cook voyage entomology by Johann Herbst in Berlin, whose illustrated monographs on beetles (Natursystem der Käfer) were published between 1783 and 1795. Although he may have visited London, it is more likely that Herbst saw duplicates given to Fabricius by Banks and taken by the former to Kiel, which is relatively more accessible from Berlin. His illustrations of New Zealand insects are the earliest published" (Andrews, The Southern Ark p. 45). Andrews quotes the wrong dates of publication. All plates have brilliant colouring. One atlas volume has small repair at ends of spine and the paper of the boards of the atlas volumes has been replaced.//Provenance: Bookplate of Reinold Charpentier.//Nissen ZBI, 2078; Junk, Rara I, 10.

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        Vue de Karakakooa, partie de l'sle Owhyee.

      Paris, 1785. From the first French edition of the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage, 50 x 22,5 cm, uncoloured. Engraved by Robert Benard. KEYWORDS:karakakooa / owhyee

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        Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Alle Volkeren, XXIIIe-XXVIe deel. Behelzende de Beschryvinge der Vereenigde Nederlanden, En wel in 't byzonder van Friesland. Met Naauwkeurige Landkaarten en Printverbeeldingen versierd. Deel I-IV.

      Amsterdam, Leiden, Dordrecht, Harlingen; 1785 - -1789; P. Schouten, J. de Groot, G. Warnars, S. en J. Luchtmans, A. en P. Blussé, en V. van der Plaats; titelpaat, 4 uitslaande kaarten en 11 uitslaande platen; halfleer met gemarmerde platten; resp. 596 en (36), 742, 624 en 784 p.* Gemarmerd karton vertoont slijtageplekken. Overigens een gave complete set in uniforme banden en met kaarten en prenten in uitstekende staat! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      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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        TA., Roßmarkt, "Prospect des Rossmarktes zu Stettin".

      . Kupferstich v. Schleuen, um 1785, 18,5 x 31.

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      Boston. Jan. 11, 1785. - 7pp., on two folded sheets. Docketed by Gerry on verso of final leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Strip of later paper attached to left margin on verso of each piece. Very good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A letter written by James Sullivan, a Massachusetts lawyer and politician, to Founding Father Elbridge Gerry, discussing the need for frugality to be a core American virtue. Sullivan was involved in the convention that wrote the state's first constitution, and led the movement to secure representation in the lower House for a representative from each town. He served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1790 to 1807, when he resigned his post to assume the position of governor. He was a good friend of his correspondent, Elbridge Gerry. Gerry served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new Constitution. His name is perhaps best remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as President, and died in office in November 1814. Espousing a very New England view of the situation, Sullivan imparts his thoughts on the subject of national character to his friend, emphasizing the ways in which frugality as a national trait will elevate America's position on the world stage. He advocates legislating the expense and extravagance of the President's table, in order to set a precedent that will filter down to the state leaders, &c., and be passed down as an example to all of the nation's future leaders. The letter reads, in part: "My dear Gerry, You will permit me to trouble you with one thought on public measures, which though unimportant in your eye, yet your candour & friendship will pardon the intrusion. I cannot but wish, however unfashionable I may be in it, that our national character (for one we must have) may be marked by industry and oeconomy [sic]. I wish it might be said to the traveller who shall be on his way to America, 'You will find then an hospitable people, but men who uniformly attend to the various calls of industry, & while their tables are crowned with plenty, they are governed in their expenses by the rules of frugality. Their state of life is such as affords the most happy presage of their young republic being lasting as the constitution of it is pure.' A character like this would raise us in the estimation of foreigners, would fix our private and establish our public credit among the nations of the world; it would yield us an infinite advantage over what we can possibly obtain in our present carreer [sic] of mimicking fops, and men of fortune in old countries. "I am persuaded that it is in the power of Congress immediately to lay such a foundation for table frugality throughout the union as will not be shaken for a long time yet to come. You have a gentleman at the head of the federal table whom I conceive to be not only a theoretic but a practical whig and in all instances a firm patriot. Should Congress now advise or direct that his table should be spread in a mode suitable to the state and situation of a young republic, that it should bare [sic] enough for the surrounding guests without groaning under an immense weight or the wasting surplusage, which we generally see at what are called polite tables, it would be an example aided by the strength of superior opinion while all the federal officers and all the governors of the separate states would hand it down with obligations to the people. It would very soon be rendered disrepu

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        THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, WITH SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. By James Boswell, Esq. Containing Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson .. 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 1st edition, 1785. Hardcover. Good+. Engraved device of bird crest, motto Vraye Foy & initials JB on titlepage. Octavo contemporary calf rebacked and recornered (1" split starting at one hinge/some marks to leather). Half title + Titlepage +v-vii[viii] +524pp +errata & advert for Boswell's Life of Johnson "preparing for the press" +final blank. A repaired tear at top margin of dedication leaf & a few other signs of use but otherwise a clean neat copy of the scarce first edition.

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        Wielands Auserlesene Gedichte (7 volumes/bande)

      Leipzig: Weidmanschen Buchhandlung, 1785. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Máximas sobre Recursos de Fuerza y Protección, con el método de introducirlos en los Tribunales.

      - Madrid: Por D. Joachin Ibarra, 1785.- [2 h.], VIII,440 pp.; in folio (31 cm.); excelente impresión de Ibarra sobre papel de hilo verjurado; Plena Piel original, lomo cuajado, cortes pintados en rojo.- En general perfecto estado, con tan sólo algunos ligeros roces en la encuadernación, aunque restaurados. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Parisiis: Excudebat Fr. Amb. Didot, 1785. n. Hardcover. Ellic Howe's Copy in Striking, Tall Red Morocco. 318 x 235 mm (12 1/2 x 9 1/4").Two volumes. SUPERB CRIMSON STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO BY BOZERIAN, covers with distinctive wide frame incorporating arches, Grecian urns, floral garlands and sunburst cornerpieces, the outer and inner edges of the frame flanked by thick and thin gilt rules and cresting and floral rolls; double raised bands separated by a gilt-tooled inlaid strip of black morocco, spines densely gilt in compartments filled with much foliage and many flowers against a stippled background, turn-ins with interlacing flame roll, light green glazed endpapers, all edges gilt. Front pastedowns with wood-engraved bookplate of Ellic Howe and with faint evidence of earlier bookplate removal; verso of rear flyleaf with small engraved heraldic book label. Bibelsammlung der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek I, D1639. Cf. Darlow & Moule 6263. Half a dozen or so faint scratches or small spots to boards, a little vague crinkling to spine, occasional mild browning or small marginal spots, a couple of gatherings in second volume with faint overall browning, otherwise an excellent copy internally, clean and smooth with generous margins, and THE ELEGANT BINDINGS IN FINE CONDITION, especially lustrous and with only insignificant wear. Although unsigned, these handsome volumes are almost certainly Bozerian work; they not only typify the refined bindings executed by both the elder Bozerian and Bozerian le jeune during the last decade of the 18th and first two decades of the 19th century, but they also share tools with other bindings known to have been executed by one Bozerian or the other. Particularly characteristic are the spine panels featuring intricate gilt elaboration spreading out from a center point (in this case a five-petaled flower). The urn and garland roll used on the covers is identical to that on a binding from the Charles Ramsden collection (British Library shelfmark c156k1) signed by Bozerian. This roll also appears on a signed red straight-grain morocco binding done for C. M. de Talleyrand-Périgord (De Ricci, Schiff Collection 170). The Schiff binding also uses the same flame roll tool for the turn-ins, and (like our volumes) items 161-63 by Bozerian senior in the Schiff collection all show the same distinctive strip of dark morocco inlaid between raised bands and decorated with a chain-pattern roll-tool. Our edition of the Vulgate was printed by François-Ambroise Didot (1730-1804), son of the founder of the prestigious Didot printing house. François-Ambroise introduced several innovations in type design (for example, making the contrast between thick and thin letters more noticeable); he improved punch cutting and mold making; and he introduced the practice of distinguishing types by their point size (12-point type, 36-point type, etc.). The present work was printed on the highly finished wove paper Didot introduced in 1780, a stock similar to that used by Baskerville. Former owner Ellic Howe (1910-91) was a professional printer who wrote a number of works on typography. In 1982, he revealed that he had been the director of Britain's forgery operations during World War II, charged with preparing false documents for agents being sent behind enemy lines.

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

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        Sketch of the Typa and Macao

      G. Nicol and T. Cadell, London 1785 - Size : 274x224 (mm), 10.75x8.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Vollständige Abhandlung der theoretischen und praktischen Lehre von der Elektricität nebst einigen Versuchen von Tiberius Cavallo.

      . Leipzig, bei Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1785, 8°, (10), 344, (10 Index) pp., 4 doppelblattgroße Kupferstichtafeln mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, feiner Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Dritte, mit einigen Zusätzen des Uebersetzers vermehrte Auflage. - Zur dritten Auflage: "... Bey dieser habe ich vorzüglich das viele Gute und Neue, was Herr Prof. Lichtenberg seiner Ausgabe der Erxlebenschen Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre (Göttingen 1784) in Absicht auf die Elektricität beygefüget hat, genützt; auch zu dem vierten Capitel des vierten Theils eine umständliche Nachricht von des Herrn Volta Condensator der Elektricität, oder Mikro-elektrometer hinzugesetzt, welche aus dem von mir selbst herrührenden Aufsatze über den Condensator ... ein Auszug ist." Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler (1751-1795) - Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809), "the son of a Neapolitan physician, did his scientific work in England, where he settled in 1771 intending to acquire some experience in business. He apparently put aside his plans on becoming acquainted with some amateur English physicists, particularly William Henley, who introduced him to experimental philosophy and encouraged him in its pursuit. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1779... Cavallo's first studies (1775-1776) concerned atmospheric electricity, which he explored with Franklin kites and with improved detectors of his own invention, fashioned after Canton's pith-ball electroscope- Although little came of his investigations (beyond the intelligence that rain often carries negative charge), they required a course of self-instruction that culminated in Cavallo's most important work, "A Complete Treatise on Electricity in Theory and Practice" (1777). ... An excellent compendium, the Treatise served the needs of both the neophyte and the initiate, who found in its appendixes valuable details about medical electricity; about Beccaria's obscure theories; and about Cavallo's forte, the design and operation of electrostatic instruments. - With the publication of the 'Complete Treatise' Cavallo switched his attention to the physics of the atmosphere and to the constitution of "permanently elastic fluids". Again his strengths appeared in instrumentation - an improved air pump and a modified eudiometer - and in smoothing the way for others. This time his course of self-instruction, 'A Treatise on the Nature and Properties of Air and Other Permanently Elastic Fluids' (1781), was a judicious examination of contemporary work, particularly Priestley's, presented from a non dogmatic phlogistic point of view. He always retained a lively interest in pneumatic physics and chemistry, whose applications to ballooning and to medicine became subjects of two later books." J.L.Heilbron, DSB III, p.153f.

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        By The Reverend George Crabbe, Chaplain to His Grace the Duke of Rutland

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, 1785. (Price 2 s.). Demy 4to; half-title not called for; final leaf integral advertisements, verso blank; pp.[viii]+29+[i (blank)]+[ii]; A - E<SUP>4</SUP>; modern white wrappers with printed label to front wrapper. First and last page a little dusty; signature of early owner, slightly cropped, on extreme upper margin of title-page; short tear to fore-margin of advertisement leaf; otherwise a very nice copy. Originally issued stabbed and sewn through. This copy has been resewn, not using the original stab-holes, which are slightly enlarged. Bareham & Gatrell, A6; Tinker, 785 All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca.

      1785 - Rare 1785 Treatise on Civil Procedure in the Kingdom of Lombardy [Lombardy (Italy)]. Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca. Milan: Nella Stamperia di Gaetano Motta, 1785. [viii], 158, [2] pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Original printed publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling and faint dampstaining, some rubbing to spine ends and corners. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. A treatise on civil procedure in the Kingdom of Lombardy, then a part of the Holy Roman Empire under Austrian (Habsburg) rule. Enacted in 1785, this code reflects the enlightened reforms of Emperor Joseph II. OCLC locates 3 copies, 2 in North America (at Harvard and UC-Berkeley Law Schools). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Meterological Conjectures (Weather); Brewiging; Etc. (2 Volumes)

      W. Eyres, Warrington 1785 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. Full title reads: Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. Full spotted calf with gilt border to boards. Black leather label on spine with gilt lettering. Tooling to edges of boards. The calf leather is delicate as you would expect of books this age with much crackling of the leather. The first volume's leather at the front board is split other boards unsplit and nicely attached. Marbled endpages. Volume 1. has two of the three plates. Volume 2 has two plates (complete) one of which is a large fold out plate. Volume 2 contains a letter from Benjamin Franklin titled "Meterological imaginations and conjectures" which talks about there being a cold region where hail is formed. Another article is on "Experiments and Observations on Ferments, and Fermentation; by which a Mode of exciting Fermentation in Malt Liquors, without the Aid of Yeast, is pointed out; with an Attempt to form a New Theory of that Process" by Thomas Henry. Overall GOOD condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - A Amsterdam, 1785. 2 volumes in-8 demi-basane chamois, dos lisses ornés de fleurons et roulettes dorés, pièces de titres rouges, (1f+XL+220+1f),(1f+ft+t+152pp+1f). Auréoles et traces brunes au papier, travail de vers à une coiffe, au dos et sur un plat, des inscriptions à l&#146;encre ancienne, mais l&#146;ensemble demeure très acceptable malgré ces défauts dus à l&#146;usage et au temps. Table des matières in fine. "François, baron de Tott (1733 - 1793) est un militaire et diplomate français d&#146;origine hongroise. Il fut employé à l&#146;ambassade française de Constantinople et nommé en 1767, consul de France en Crimée. Appellé en Turquie, près de Mustapha III, il y rendit de nombreux services; il connaissait bien les institutions et les moeurs de la Turquie".

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