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        PRECIS HISTORIQUE ET EXPERIMENTAL DES PHENOMENES ELECTRIQUES depuis l’origine de cette découverte jusqu’à ce jour. Seconde édition, revue et augmentée.

      - A Paris, rue hôtel Serpente, 1785. In-8 pleine basane mouchetée du temps, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et filets dorés, (1f+XVI+2ff+624pp+2ff+pl.+1f). Bonne restauration au dos qui a été renouvelé mais très correctement; un contreplat un peu sali, sinon bon exemplaire, le corps de l’ouvrage est en bon état, pratiquement sans rousseurs. 10 planches dépliantes in fine."Sigaud de La Fond est né à Bourges en 1730. Inscrit à la faculté de médecine de Bourges, il est reçu docteur, et monte se perfectionner à Paris. Attiré par les sciences expérimentales il devient un des auditeurs les plus assidus de l'abbé Nollet, professeur royal de physique au collège de Navarre. Parallèlement il est nommé répétiteur de philosophie et de mathématiques au collège des jésuites Louis-le-Grand. Rapidement il est en état de perfectionner des procédés usités avant lui : ainsi il substitue aux isoloirs connus sous le nom de gâteaux électriques – composés d’un mélange de résines – l’isoloir de verre plus performant. En 1756, toujours dans le domaine électrique, il conçoit le plateau circulaire de verre, premier modèle de la machine électrique perfectionnée ensuite par l’anglais Ramsden. En 1759 les Jésuites lui confèrent le titre de démonstrateur de physique expérimentale au collège Louis-le-Grand, puis parallèlement en 1760, il assume la succession au collège de Navarre de l’abbé Nollet, figure emblématique du siècle des Lumières dans le domaine des sciences expérimentales".

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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        THE WILKIE GALLERY. With biographical & critical notices.

      George VirtueTesto inglese. Cm.35x24,2. Pg.132. Legatura coeva in mz.pelle e mz.tela. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso e sontuosi fregi decorativi in oro al dorso a cinque nervature. Abrasione al capitello inferiore. Tagli marmorizzati. Con 42 splendide incisioni su acciaio fuori testo, a raffigurare altrettanti dipinti del pittore inglese. Ritratto di Wilkie all'antiporta, inciso da F.Holl da un dipinto di T.Phillips. Al frontespizio è raffigurata la casa natale del pittore, incisa da J.Conseus su bozzetto di D.Kennedy. Bell'esemplare, con minima sgoratura alle prime carte e lievi spellature alla coperta. Freschissime e nitide le incisioni, principalmente a soggetto romantico. Sir David Wilkie nacque a Cults Manse, presso Pitlessie nel 1785. Formatosi alla "Trustees' Academy" in Edinburgh, Wilkie fu celebre soprattutto per i suoi quadri a soggetto storico e religioso, anche se fu un superbo ritrattista. Trasferitosi a Londra, nel 1811 fu nominato nella Royal Academy e nel 1830 divenne "Painter - in - Ordinary" presso Re William IV. Morì al ritorno da un viaggio nel 1841.

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        Opuscules... Traduits du Latin d’Horstius par le R. P. Colomme

      Paris: 1785. 12mo (167 x 95 mm). xxiv, 525, [3 blank] pp. Woodcut headpieces and initials. Contemporary French calf gilt, sides with triple gilt border and central gold-blocked arms of Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Perigord (variant of Guigard I:368), cardinal and archbishop of Reims (1736-1821), smooth spine gold-tooled, olive morocco gilt lettering-piece, g.e., turn-ins gilt (slight scuffing to extremities).*** A fine copy of the first edition of this French translation of the most important of the minor works of Thomas a Kempis. The edition includes the Soliliquia, the Vallis lilior, and De tribus tabernaculis (on poverty, humility, and patience), with three shorter mystical tracts. Rather than the original Dutch, the translator, Father Jean-Baptiste-Sébastien Colomme (1712-1788), used the Latin translations of Jacobus Merlo Horstius. Rare: OCLC lists copies at Lyon, the BnF, and the Free University of Amsterdam, but none in the US.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("CGGeyser").

      Leipzig, 26. II. 1785. - 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An einen Herrn Reich: "Es hat alles seine Richtigkeit, mein theuerster hl. Gevatter, und Ihre Rechnung ist mit der meinigen auch in Absicht der bezahlten und noch nicht ausgelieferten Platten ganz conform. Sie liegen alle entweder gantz oder doch größtentheils vollendet bey mir in guter Verwahrung [.]". - Christian Gottlieb Geyser, ehedem ein Schüler von Adam Friedrich Oeser, war zunächst als Miniaturmaler tätig und widmete sich seit dem Ende der sechziger Jahre der Radierung. "Seit 1770 arbeitete er als Buchillustrator. Im folgenden Jahr wurde Geyser ordentliches Mitglied der Leipziger Akademie mit hundert Talern Gehalt. Er illustrierte vorwiegend zeitgenössische Almanache, Taschenbücher und Kalender und schloß sich künstlerisch eng an D. N. Chodowiecki an. Zu seinen Werken gehören die Titelbildnisse für die 'Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften' (1768-85), für den 'Almanach der deutschen Musen' (1776) sowie für den 'Gothaischen Hofkalender'" (DBE).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Geschichte der Deutschen (17 Bände - 16 Bände und Registerband).

      Ulm, Stettin, nach der neuen von dem Verfasser verbesserten Auflage 1785/1802.. Mit gestochenem Portrait, Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern, 20,5 x 12,5 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben, innen teils etwas gebräunt, gut erhaltene Reihe. Ab Band 6 mit Nebentitel "Neuere Geschichte der Deutschen", ab Band 12 fortgesetzt von J. Milbiller. Die Reihe wuchs bis 1830 auf 27 Bände an.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Venedig, 19. II. 1785.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt mit Siegelresten und Adresse verso (Faltbrief). 4to.. An Petronio Gabussi in Bologna: "Rilevo dalla gentilissima di V. S. di 15 del corrente con quanta diligenza e premura m'abbia favorito intorno alle commissioni onde la pregai per mezzo del segretario. Cotesta sua gentilezza, impegnando la mia vicono scenza, mi sollecita altresi a desiderare frequenti occasioni, in cui poterla contraccambiare. I Paoli 21 vesteranno presso di lei finche non si sappia il de falco delle spere fatte a conto mio. Desidero vivamente d'essere onorato degli stimatissimi commandi di V. S. colla quale speranza passo a confermarmi pieno d'ossequio di V. S. [...]". Nachschrift verso: "Carissimo amico / Sono debitore a voi". - Der Exjesuit Arteaga hatte in Bologna Philosophie und Naturwissenschaften, vielleicht auch Theologie studiert. Während seines Italienaufenthalts verfasste er sein Meisterwerk, die Wagner zum Teil vorwegnehmenden "Rivoluzioni del teatro musicale italiano" (1. Bd. 1783, 2. Aufl. 1785), "in welchem er das Wesen der Oper und ihr Verhältnis zu den ihr zugrunde liegenden Künsten, Dichtkunst und Musik, untersucht und mit dieser Methode die verschiedenen in Italien auftretenden Formen des musikalischen Dramas, vom Mittelalter bis zum Drama Metastasios, behandelt. Die glücklichste von allen Ideen, die Arteaga in dieser Schrift äußert, ist der Hinweis auf die Notwendigkeit, Musik und Poesie derartig zu vereinen, daß aus ihrer harmonischen Verschmelzung ein vollendetes musikalisches Schauspiel entsteht, eine Synthese aller schönen Künste" (MGG I, 736). - Stellenweise minimal angestaubt; verso kl. Randausriss von Siegelöffnung. Insgesamt wohlerhalten.

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        The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Lying near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque: Having Been Cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men were Drowned but Himself: As Also a Relation How He Was Wonderfully Delivered by Pyrates. The Whole Three Volumes Faithfully

      Printed for B. Law, G.G.J. and J. Robinson etc - 1785. Harback. 336 p. Old calf, rebacked. Front cover loose & spine worn. Text is fine. An institutionally uncommon abridgement of Defoe's celebrated novel. ESTC on-line only record a single copy in the Ireland & Britain, and three copies in North America. New edition. . . . . .

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd.]
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        Biographia nautica, or, Memoirs of those illustrious seamen : to whose intrepidity and conduct the English are indebted for the victories of their fleets, the increase of their dominions, the extension of their commerce and their Pre-Eminence

      Printed for J Williams, Dublin 1785 - 5 volumes: 520 pages with frontispiece, tables and six plates; 492 pages with tables, 479 pages, 587 pages, 504 pages with nine plates. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in leather with raised spine bands and black labels with gilt lettering to spine. Complied by John Kent, principally from Campbell's Lives of the Admirals (Hill page 358) First Dublin edition. First published in London in 1776-1777. A London man of letters, Campbell was quite successful with his numerous works of an historical and biographical nature. He collect a large and valuable library. He first published his Lives of the Admirals in four volumes in the years 1742 to 1744. There were several later editions. From 1744 to 1748 he compiled and published what became known as Campbell's enlarged edition of John Harris's Complete collection of voyages and travels, originally published in 1702-1705. Campbell also made numerous important contributions to the Biographia Britannica under the signatures E and X, including his own noble Scottish ancestors, the Campbells. A memoir of him was inserted by Andrew Kippis in this same work. Campbell was an expert on the histories of Spain, Portugal, France and the British and the Dutch. In 1765he was appointed the royal agent for the province of Georgia and held that office until his death. There are many interesting references to him in James Boswell's Life of Johnson. John Kent published only tow editions of his compilation; this one and one published in London in 1776-1777. Condition: New spines with original leather boards. Volume one closed page edge tears with occasional page edges chipped only affecting margins. volume two damp stain to title gutter, some occasional foxing. Some pages stained else a good to very good set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Biographia Nautica: or, Memoirs of Those Illustrious Seamen, to whose Intrepidity and Conduct the English are Indebted

      Dublin: J Williams , 1785 5 volumes: 520 pages with frontispiece, tables and six plates; 492 pages with tables, 479 pages, 587 pages, 504 pages with nine plates. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in leather with raised spine bands and black labels with gilt lettering to spine. Complied by John Kent, principally from Campbell's Lives of the Admirals (Hill page 358) First Dublin edition. First published in London in 1776-1777.A London man of letters, Campbell was quite successful with his numerous works of an historical and biographical nature. He collect a large and valuable library. He first published his Lives of the Admirals in four volumes in the years 1742 to 1744. There were several later editions. From 1744 to 1748 he compiled and published what became known as Campbell's enlarged edition of John Harris's Complete collection of voyages and travels, originally published in 1702-1705. Campbell also made numerous important contributions to the Biographia Britannica under the signatures E and X, including his own noble Scottish ancestors, the Campbells. A memoir of him was inserted by Andrew Kippis in this same work. Campbell was an expert on the histories of Spain, Portugal, France and the British and the Dutch. In 1765he was appointed the royal agent for the province of Georgia and held that office until his death. There are many interesting references to him in James Boswell's Life of Johnson. John Kent published only tow editions of his compilation; this one and one published in London in 1776-1777.Condition: New spines with original leather boards. Volume one closed page edge tears with occasional page edges chipped only affecting margins. volume two damp stain to title gutter, some occasional foxing. Some pages stained else a good to very good set

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        Manuscript Arithmetic Schoolbook

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

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        RICERCHE ISTORICHE SULLA PROVINCIA DELLA GARFAGNANA. Esposte in varie dissertazioni dal Dott. Domenico Pacchi, Pubblico Professore di Filosofia in Castelnovo.

      presso la Società Tipografica 1785 Opera dedicata al Cav. Girolamo Tiraboschi. Cm.23,5x18. Pg.VIII, 224, CXXVIII. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida. Tagli spruzzati. Marca tipografica al frontespizio ed alcuni cartigli incisi. Alcune carte con fisiologiche bruniture. Il testo si apre con un "Estratto dell'opuscolo del Vallisneri risguardante la Garfagnana", cui seguono 17 Dissertazioni che trattano dell'etimologia, dell'estensione, delle antiche popolazioni, dei beni artistici e naturali, delle vicende storiche. Sono poi riportati in appendice 61 Documenti originali (dall'anno 780 al 1732), cui segue la "Serie de' Commissarj Generali, e successivamente Governatori della Provincia di Garfagnana, riscontrata diligentemente, e corretta su' recapiti esistenti nell'Archivio Segreto Ducale di Modena per opera del Sig. Luigi Malagoli sotto Custode di esso". Interessante indicazione di proprietà al foglio di guardia, cui è applicato un tassello cartaceo con la dizione a stampa "Sig. RaffelloRaffelli - Castelnuovo Garfagnana", seguìto dalla notazione manoscritta "ora del figlio Niccola". Prima edizione, di estrema rarità, di quello che unanimemente considerato il principale saggio storico sulla Garfagnana. Ne è autore Mons. Domenico Pacchi, Professore di Filosofia a Castelnuovo Garfagnana e Cappellano d'Onore di Papa Pio VI. Di particolare interesse il fatto che il volume sia appartenuto allo storico Raffaello Raffaelli (Fosciandora, 1813?1883), autore della "Descrizione storica geografica economica della Garfagnana" (Lucca, Giusti, 1879) e della "Monografia storica ed agraria del circondario di Massa Carrara compilata fino al 1881" (ibidem, 1882). Il Raffaelli avviò la sua carriera politica nel 1836, nominato Segretario della Consulta Provinciale di Garfagnana, passando poi nel 1845 ad analoga carica a Massa, ove ricoprì anche l'incarico di Commissario Ducale per gli Affari Ecclesiastici. Fu in seguito Consultore Legale presso la Delegazione di Massa e nel 1856, a Modena Consultore di Governo per i Lavori Pubblici. Nel 1859, dopo la Guerra d'Indipendenza, si rifugiò con le milizie ducali a Fosdinovo e poi a Fivizzano. Fu fautore del ritorno della Garfagnana alla Provincia di Lucca, sostenendo, per quella terra allora assai povera, lo sviluppo della viabilità e la riapertura del Ginnasio a Castelnuovo.

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        Thucydidis de Bello Peloponnesiaco. Graece ad Editionem Dukeri Expressi

      Edition Greek. Full marbled calf period. Smooth spine decorated with rich coffered and gilded irons. Parts of title and volume number in red and green morocco, gilt fillet on coaching courses, roulette gold on the caps, gold lace on the cuts, gilt edges. Tiny scuffs and two small gaps on the caps head, otherwise fine copy. Typis Joannis Thamae Vienne 1785 13x21cm 468pp, 2ff et 516pp, 1ff. 2 tomes reliés

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        LIBRO DE LOS SECRETOS DE AGRICULTURA, CASA DE CAMPO Y PASTORIL; Traducido de lengua catalana en castellano, por Fray Miguel Agustin,.

      Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre agricultura, ganaderia y caza. Publicación: Sin lugar de impresión [Barcelona], En la Imprenta de Juan Piferrer, sin año (c. 1785) fecha tomada de Palau. Descripción Fisica: Cuarto (22 cm.) Portada, 5 hojas, 508 páginas. Grabados interlcalados en el texto. Encuadernación plena piel de época (pasta española) decorada con hierros dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Buen estado, algunas hojas ligeramente oscurecidas. Revisado completo. Notas: Es obra buscada por las gentes del campo y de utilidad práctica, que se hizo muy popular. Entre los libreros y el vulgo es conocida por El Prior. El libro quinto trata sobre la caza de animales, un vocabulario con los nombres de los términos agrícolas y botánicos, en seis lenguas, el dibujo de una rueda perpetua para conocer los años fértiles o estériles, y un índice de materias Palau: 4131 RLL1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monumenta graeca ex museo equitis ac senatoris Iacobi Nanii Veneti illustrata a d. Clem. Biagi Cremonensi [.].

      - Romae, apud Antonium Fulgoni, 1785, in-4, cartonatura floscia marmorizzata coeva (leggere mancanze alla carta marmorizzata di rivestimento al dorso), pp. XXIIII, 239, [1], [8], [2], da 243 a 334, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Con vignetta sul front., testate figurate e 8 tavv. f.t. in fine (contenenti 28 vignette) il tutto inciso in rame. Completo anche del fascicolo *4, (Monumenta nekrologika) recante 8 pagine non numerate e inserito fra i fascicoli Gg4 e Hh4. Bell'esemplare, a pieni margini. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schloßansicht, "Prospect des Königlichen Lust - Schlosses zu Charlottenburg, von der Garten - Seite anzusehen".

      . Kupferstich aus Schleuen, Prospecte .., um 1785, 18,5 x 31. Nicht bei Kiewitz. Ernst, Schleuen, Nr. 48. - Schönes Blatt und tadellos.

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        A System of Surgery. Volumes 1- 5

      Edinburgh and London Charles Elliot and G. Robinson 1785. Covers worn and upper boards detached from volumes 1, 2, and 4 [including preliminary leaves] and lower board also from volume 4. Text blocks firm. Some age toning to page ends and scattered browning otherwise contents in good condition. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down of volume III Second Edition Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 568pp; 488pp;540pp; 422pp; 564pp. copper plates. Published 1785-1788. Heraldic book-plate of John Craven MD 'Virtus in actione consistit.'.

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        Elémens d'Arithmétique pour les Commençants. Où se trouvent le nom des Chiffres, les Chiffres Arabes, les Chiffres Romains, les Chiffres Français, ce que vaut le Zéro, la Table de Numération, l'Addition, la Soustraction, la Multiplication, la Division et une Table de Multiplication, avec leurs Explications.

      Tableau gravé au verso seulement (38,5cm. X 27cm.). Présenté sous verre. TABLEAU PEDAGOGIQUE TRES RARE, ENTIEREMENT GRAVE SUR CUIVRE. Il contient dans un encadrement et un joli agencement typographique, les principes et les opérations élémentaires de l'arithmétique. Au centre, sous forme de triangle, se trouve la table de multiplication. Au pied de la planche, de chaque coté, figurent les mentions du concepteur du tableau et du graveur : "Bédigis Fils Fécit" et "Coulubrier Sculpsit, 1785". Petit manque à l'angle supérieur gauche. Bon exemplaire.

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        Johann Kunkels Churfürstlich Brandenburg. Würklich bestallten geheimden Kammerdienes Vollständige Glaßmacherkunst worinnen sowol dessen Erläuterungen über Anton Neri sieben Bücher von dem Glassmachen und Dr. Merrets hierüber gemachte Anmerkungen.Neu vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      Zu finden in der Christoph Riegelischen Buch-und Kunsthandlung, Nürnberg 1785 - 2 volumes in 1, as issued; small 4to, pp. [18], 472, [20]; sectional title pages, engraved frontispiece portrait, 26 engraved figures on 17 plates; contemporary and likley original paste-paper boards; edges rubbed and worn; very good.Later edition of an important book on glass, glass- blowing and manufacture, and precious stones.Graesse IV, 52, citing the first edition of 1689. OCLC locates 8 copies, only Yale, Columbia and Corning Museum in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE WAR WITH AMERICA, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND HOLLAND; COMMENCING IN 1775 AND ENDING IN 1783. IN FOUR VOLUMES WITH PORTRAITS MAPS AND CHARTS.

      John Fielding and John Jarvis, 1785, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall, Complete in four volumes. Vol. I.: ii, 448pp; 6 full-page engraved portraits. Vol. II.: 449pp; 2 folding maps, 2 engraved portraits. Vol. III.: 445pp; 1 folding map, 3 engraved portraits. Vol. IV.: 10 engraved portraits, 3 maps, 2 of which are folding. Moderate foxing to several pages, not affecting readability. Page block of all volumes marbled on all three edges. Rebound in brown cloth/boards with spine labels and gilt dec. & titles. An excellent copy. (Due to the size/weight of this 4-volume set, an extra shipping charge may apply.), Book

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        Handschrift in brauner Tinten mit Verzierungen und Initialen in Gold, Rot und Schwarz. Gadro wssech Modleny... (= Kern aller Gebete...).

      Böhmen, 1785.. circa 17,5 x 11 cm. 76 Blätter (=152 Seiten), 10 montierte Kupferstiche von Baltzer in Prag und Leipa Schwarzes Maroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, Goldschnitt, Buntpapier-Vorsätzen, Leder-Schuber. Aussergewöhnlich schön gestaltete Handschrift in tschechischer Sprache, mit Bordüren, Initialen, Hervorherbungen und Ornamenten. Gut lesbarer Text, Überschriften in aufwendiger Kalligraphie. Die Kupferstiche von Baltzer zeigen Maria, den heiligen Wenzel, Katharina, Barbara u.a. Auf dem letzten Blatt verso ein späterer Besitzvermerk von 1810 einer Apolonia Reisner. Der prachtvolle Einband ist mit 1785 datiert und dies dürfte auch die Entstehungszeit der Handschrift sein. Das schöne Buntpapier der Vorsätze wiederholt sich in der Auskleidung des Lederschubers. - Gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, wenig berieben, nur der Schuber mit Wasserflecken, sonst Buch selbst sehr schön und dekorativ.

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        Therese, Philosophe, avec l'Histoire de Madame Bois-Laurier. Tome Premier:Therese, Philosophe, ou, Memoires Pour servir a l'Histoire de D. Dirrag, etde mademoiselle Eradice

      Londres, 1785, - [BOYER, Jean-Baptiste de, Marquis d'Argens, attributed to]. Thérèse, Philosophe, avec l'Histoire de Madame Bois-Laurier. Tome Premier: Thérèse, Philosophe, ou, Memoires Pour servir à l'Histoire de D. Dirrag, et de mademoiselle Eradice. Nouvelle Édition, ornée de vingt Figures. A Londres: n.pub., MDCCLXXXV [1785]. Pp. (6),[5]-131,(5), frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Small 8vo, rebound in full brown calf with marbled Michallet endpapers, yellow and blue headbands, three gilt tooled borders to boards, giltdecoration, gilt lettering, and five raised bands to spine, top edge gilt,two gilt-tooled band dentelles, elaborate gilt decoration inside boards. Including the frontispiece, the other five plates present are opposite pages14, 38, 48, 68, and 91. Originally published in 1748, and attributed to Jean-Baptiste de Boyer (b. June 24, 1704, d. January 11, 1771), "Thérèse, Philosophe" is an erotic novel about a young bourgeois woman's sexual awakening after entering a convent. In this first volume, Thérèse voyeuristically witnesses inappropriate sexual liaisons between her fellow student, Eradice,and one Father Dirrag (whom Thérèse is also under the tutelege of). It wasmodelled after the 1730 trial of student Catherine Cadiere [anagram: Eradice], who was sentenced to death in 1731 (but was given an acquittal), who was involved in a similar illicit relationship with a Jesuit priest, Jean-Baptiste Girard [anagram: Dirrag]. A very good, tight, smartly-rebound copy.Scarce. 1,250.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CURSO ELEMENTAL DE BOTANICA TEÓRICO PRÁCTICO dispuesto para la enseñanza del Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid de órden del Rey nuestro señor por el Dr. D. Casimiro Gomez Ortega, y D. Antonio Palau y Verdera, catedráticos primero y segundo del mismo jardin.

      Madrid 1785 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre botanica. Publicación: En Madrid; Imprenta Real, 1785. Primera edición. Descripción fisica: Octavo (18 cm.) 2 tomos en 1 volumen. Tomo primero: Anteportada, portada, 4 hojas, XIV páginas, 226 páginas. Tomo segundo: Portada, XL páginas, 184 páginas. Encuadernación holandesa piel de época con tejuelo y dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Regular estado, leves manchas de humedad marginales y encuadernación con pequeños desperfectos. Casimiro Gómez Ortega, (Añover de Tajo, Toledo, 4 de marzo de 1741 - Madrid, 30 de agosto de 1818) fue un botánico, médico, farmacéutico y poeta español. En 1771 se le nombra primer catedrático del Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid de manera interina, ganando definitivamente la plaza por oposición al año siguiente, desempeñándola hasta 1801, año en que se retiró. Herborizó las faldas de Sierra Morena, Miraflores y El Paular en el Sistema Central y Aranjuez y sus alrededores; analizó las aguas del balneario de Trillo, explicando sus propiedades curativas. Palau; 104236 RLL1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, TOWARD THE ANTARCTIC POLAR CIRCLE AND ROUND THE WORLD; BUT CHIEFLY INTO THE COUNTY OF THE HOTTENTOTS AND CAFFRE,FROM THE YEAR 1772-1176,

      London G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Pater-Naster-Row 1785 - 2 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece to Vol. I plus 9 other engraved plates including 2 of Hottentot subjects and 7 of natural history subjects and a large folding map. 4to, contemporary polished calf unrestored, the spines beautifully gilt decorated within very elaborate panel designs of the period, separated by multi-ruled gilt bands and with contrasting red and green morocco title and numbering pieces gilt, gilt tooled board edges. xxviii, 368; viii, 350; errata page. A very handsome set in rare contemporary binding, joints split, cover to Vol. I nearly detached, all easily refurbished by order, some mellowing to text occasional, evidence of old worm tracks to a some of the border edges of some plates. RARE CONTEMPORARY BINDING ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST WORKS ON THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN CONTINENT AND THE SOUTHERN OCEANS. "An enthusiast in the study of natural history from his youth, the author was overjoyed to be enabled to proceed to the Cape, . with the Royal East India Company" In 1772, Sparrman was invited to join Captain Cook"s expedition on the Resolution and sailed with him until 1775. Once back on the Cape he undertook an expedition to the interior. This trip has been described in Mendelssohn as the "most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it, that has been published in the eighteenth century." His account of Cook’s voyage as well as his exploration in Africa are described within. Included is brief glossary of Hottentot language and full page plates of indigenous animals. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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

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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..

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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..

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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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