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        La Consolation de L'Absence

      1785. Engraving. Proof before dedication, with artist names and title but before dedication and publication line added and title space darkened. Two collectors marks on verso of sheet. In excellent condition with the exception of some limited foxing. Crease on right edge of sheet. Image size: 13 13/16 x 9 3/4 inches. A rare proof impression of this stunning boudoir scene after a miniature by Nicolas Lavreince. Genre painting came to France when the Academy admitted Watteau's "The Pilgrimage to Cythera" in 1717. From that point on a fashion for decorative genre subjects swept the country, influencing an entire generation of French artists. This craze did not subside until after the onset of the Revolution when the frivolous tastes of the aristocratic elite were dispelled and a more sober era descended upon French art. This extremely well executed print by Nicolas de Launay is after a painting by the celebrated Swedish miniaturist Nicolas Lavreince, who built his reputation with paintings of intimate boudoir scenes. In this scene, an elegantly dressed woman seated on a settee in a lavish boudoir gazes longingly at a miniature of her lover, and holds a love letter in the other hand. On the wall above, in an oval portrait, Cupid aims his arrow, though she is already clearly his victim. A little toy dog plays in the foreground, unaware of the sighs and sorrow. From the collection of Frederic R. Halsey, a famous New York print collector, who was active during the latter part of the 19th century. (Lugt 1308). Also from the collection of Cortland Field Bishop (1870-1935) a New York collector, who had a renowned collection of French eighteenth-century prints. (Lugt 2770 b) Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 169; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 1308; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2770 b.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      Cádiz 1785 - 2 h. blanco, 11 h.; 115 p. Encuadernación en tafilete decorado. Lomo decorado y dorados. Cortes en rojo. Obra del Real Cuerpo de Artillería de Marina que contiene la instrucción para el régimen, gobierno y disciplina de los Ayudantes Jóvenes del Real Cuerpo y la Instrucción Militar Cristiana dispuesta en forma de diálogo. Excelente. Obra limpia y cuidada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die St. Catharinen Kirche in Stockholm/Vue de l'Eglise de St. Catharine a Stockholm (Sweden)

      Augsburg 1785 - Engraving with original hand-color. Sheet size: 13 x 18 1/4". Inventory#: p1575pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Etats - Unis de L'Amerique Septentrionale Avec Les Isles Royal, de Terre Neuve, de St. Jean, L'Acadie &c

      Vaugondy, Robert, Paris 1785 - Important early post-revolutionary map and one of the most desirable maps in terms of the earliest use of United States.McCorkle postulates that there may be an earlier state to this map. If so, then this would be the second state of this map."This map covers the eastern half of North America from James bay to the Florida Keys. It shows the thirteen United States, select towns and cities, forts, indian villages, and tribal territory, and relief. Includes new historical notes, a list of the thirteen states with their capitals, names proposed for ten new states provided for in the ordinances of 1784."-Sellers and Van EeFrance had recognised the United States as early as December 1777; the treaty ending the War of Independence was only signed the year before this map was published., Size : 501x651 (mm), 19.75x25.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy, late of Covent Garden Theatre, written by Herself. To which is annexed, Her original letter to John Calcraft, Esq. advertised to be published in October 1767, but was then violently suppressed

      London: The Author, 1785. Second Edition. 5 vols., 12mo. . Half ninetenth century calf and marbled boards, marbled edges. Very Good . "Although George Anne (1731?-1788) was dubbed by William Chetwood as the 'Inchanting Bellamy' (Hartmann, 52), her life, at least as depicted in the autobiographical An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy (1785), suggests instead the 'Unfortunate Bellamy'. She never married, although she was the mother of three children." ODNB

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        COURS DE TACTIQUE THÉOTIQUE, PRATIQUE ET HISTORIQUE. Qui applique les exemples aux préceptes, développe les maximes des plus hábiles Généraux, & rapporte les faits les plus intéressans & les plus utiles, avec les descriptions de plusieurs batailles anciennes. 4 Tomos.

      0 - Paris. Chez Claude-Antoine Jombert, fils aîné. Libraire du Roi pour le Génie & l'artillerie. 1785. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & mise dans un nouvel ordre. 20x13 cm. T. I, XL + 494 págs. + 13 láms. * T. II, 504 págs. + 15 láms. primeras 8 págs. con una pequeña galería de polilla sin afectar mucho a su lectura. * T. III, 504 págs. + 10 láms. primeras 6 págs. con una pequeña galería de polilla sin afectar mucho a su lectura. * T. IV, VIII + 493 págs. + 15 láms. pequeño punto en primeras págs. de polilla sin afectar. Todos los grabados plegados y grabados por La Gardette. En total 53 láms. plena piel época, nervios, cortes tintados, guardas al agua. En general muy buen estado de este tratado de Militaria, desde los romanos al tiempo actual, siglo XVIII. # militaría. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Parte Orientale della Florida, della Giorgia, e Carolina Meridionale

      Atlante Novissimo., 1785.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. (16½ x 13 inches) Map of the coast of northern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Legend and notes about Charlestown at sea. Two scales. 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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        The Plays

      London, Printed for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington and Sons et al.,, 1785. In ten volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The third edition, revised and augmented by the editor of Dodsley's collection of old plays. 10 volumes, octavo. Recent sprinkled calf, double morocco labels crimson and green, single rule to boards, cream endpapers. Frontispiece of the author to volume 1. Pages a little browned otherwise an excellent set handsomely bound. Third Johnson and Steevens edition and first Reed edition. The first Johnson and Steevens edition was published in 1773 and the second in 1778. This third edition was revised by Isaac Reed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Thucydidis de Bello Peloponnesiaco. Graece ad Editionem Dukeri Expressi.

      Typis Joannis Thamae 1785 - - Typis Joannis Thamae, Vienne 1785, 13x21cm, 468pp, 2ff et 516pp, 1ff., 2 tomes reliés. - Edition en grec. Plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de riches caissons et fers dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, dentelle dorée sur les coupes, tranches dorées. Infimes épidermures et deux petits manques sur les coiffes de tête, sinon bel exemplaire. 468pp, 2ff et 516pp, 1ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Cosmographie elementaire, diviseé en parties astronomique et geographique.

      Paris, 1785 - 8vo. XXXII, 558 pgs. 1 page with 13 plates folded, mapa mundi and continents. Leather binding.Nice and attractive copy of this classical geography illustrated with folding maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        Hesiodou tou Askraiou ta euriskomena. Hesiodi Ascraei Opera Omnia., Übersetzung aus dem griechischen Bernardo Zamagna .

      Ex Regio Parmensi Typographio, 1785 - 16, 110 Seiten (griechischer Teil) und Titel, XXXV, 248 Seiten (lateinischet Teil) Einbanddeckel berieben, kl. Eintrag auf Vorsatz, Titel leicht fleckig Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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        La vie joyeuse et recreative de TIEL - ULESPIEGLE, De ses faits merveilleux & fortunes qu'il a eues lequel par aucune ruse ne se laissa pas tromper.

      Troyes, chez la Cit.Garnier, um 1785.. 47 S., mit Titelholzschnitt, Anfangsvignette. Halblederbänchen, umlaufender Rotschnitt, ca. 10,6 x 16,6 cm. Einband leicht berieben und bestossen. S. 23/24 mit Blattabriss (ca. 10 Buchstabenverlust). Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar.

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        Le Citoyen françois, ou Mémoires historiques, politiques, physiques, etc.

      Londres, 1785, - in-8, VIII-260 pp., demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné de roulettes et motifs dorés, pièce de titre, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Petit travail de vers au dos, qqs rousseurs et mouillures.Édition originale de cet ouvrage écrit par Philippe Legras, avocat au Conseil d'État, ancien procureur au Parlement de Dijon. Quérard, 110. Suivi de : -Les Vœux d'un patriote. Amsterdam, 1788, XIV-282 pp. Nouvelle édition, de loin la plus accessible, du célèbre ouvrage intitulé : "les Soupirs de la France esclave qui aspire après la liberté", parut à Amsterdam en 1689. Cet ensemble in-4 de 15 mémoires fut rassemblé par Jurieu à partir de différents factums, et constitue une réponse très vive à la persécution des Protestants. Cette publication fut l'objet d'une surveillance spéciale de la police de Louis XIV, qui fit détruire la plupart des exemplaires entrés en France. Au XVIIIe siècle, elle était devenue si rare que Maupeou en acheta un exemplaire en 1772 au prix de 500 livres. Cette réédition à la veille des troubles révolutionnaires se présente sous deux formes : la nôtre, sans sous-titre ; une édition avec le sous-titre reprenant l'intitulé d'origine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Young Student’s Guide in Astrology. Consisting of choice aphorisms, selected from the most celebrated authors. The Works of the Famous Cardan, Gadbury, Guido Bonatus, Alfregnus, Hermes Trismegstius, Bethem, Marcus Manilvs, Lilly, Coley, Dariot, &c. Are particularly considered. Wherein is comprised, all the useful tables and instructions necessary for every young student to be acquainted with; particularly in the Questionary Part. With Many Useful Rules in Nativities.

      Printed for the Author by T. Bensley; and sold by Mr. Nicoll and others 1785 - FIRST EDITION, with a fine engraved frontispiece, an Armillary Sphere, frontispiece offset onto title, a few leaves spotted, pp. 264, 257-63, 8vo, contemporary tree calf, spine gilt in compartments, red lettering piece, minor wear to extremities, joints cracked but cords firm, good Following a period of neglect, there was an upsurge of popular interest in astrology after the American War of Independence. The first two chapters comprise a rejection of the Ptolemaic system and an acceptance of the Copernican, though, as the author points out: ‘yea the Copernicans themselves, although they professedly own and defend the contrary, yet in vulgar speaking, in our present case, say the sun riseth, setteth, and moveth.’ The last chapter is ‘Description and Use of the Armillary Sphere; by the famous Ferguson.’ A scarce work, with ESTC recording just 4 copies in the UK and 3 in North America, Cleveland Public, Huntington, Western Ontario. (ESTC T124386)

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        Uranoscopus Scaber. The Star Gazer. Plate CLXIII.

      Berlin 1785-97 - Mounted size: 530 x 370 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. Marcus Éliéser Bloch was born in 1723 in Anspach. He spent the earlier part of his career as a physician, studying intestinal worms. It was not until the age of 57, that Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set himself the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations of the species known to him. His first work focused on German fish and was entirely original, based on his own observations, reliable and thorough. His study of foreign fishes, however, was based on the works of others. Thus it was subject to many of the misconceptions that filtered through the great body of travel literature during the 18th century - presenting a range of illustrations with exacting accuracy on one hand or enticing imagination on the other. Bloch worked with a number of artists. Bloch's work is much sought after, and has endured to the extent that there are several editions of his work still in print today. "Okonomische Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Auslandischen Fische", published in Berlin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Plan de la Ville de St. Marc, dans l'Isle St. Domingue

      Paris 1785 - Size : 200x280 (mm), 7.875x11 (Inches), Black & White

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

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

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, And the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1748. In Commemoration of Handel.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The New London Magazine; being An Universal and Complete Monthly Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment. Vol. I.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Plate 83 - Raja Clavata

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

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

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

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        RECUEIL DE JURISPRUDENCE CIVILE DU PAYS DE DROIT ÉCRIT ET COUTUMIER par ordre alphabétique, revue et très considérablement augmentée

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

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

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        JOURNAL ACROSS The ATLANTIC. No 1. From June 3rd to July the 30th 1785

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

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

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

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        Mémoires du Baron de Tott, sur les Turcs et Les Tartares

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

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        Wielands Auserlesene Gedichte (7 volumes/bande)

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

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        Vue du Havre de St. Pierre et St. Paul, au Kamtchatka.

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

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

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

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        Memoirs of the Baron de Tott, on the Turks and the Tartars. Translated from the French, by an English Gentleman at Paris, under the immediate Inspection of the Baron. 3 volumes in 1 book.

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

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        Reise durch Polen, Rußland, Schweden und Dänemark. Mit historischen Nachrichten, und politischen Bemerkungen begleitet. Aus dem Englischen, von J[ohann] PEZZL. 3 Bde.

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

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        A New Dictionary of Natural History

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

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