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        The Holy Bible Containing the Books of the Old and New Testaments, and the Apocrypha. Carefully printed from the First Edition (compared with others) of the Present Translation. With Notes, by the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D

      Bath: R Cruttwell, 1785. The Holy Bible, Containing the Books of the Old and New Testaments, and the Apocrypha. Carefully printed from the First Edition (compared with others) of the Present Translation. With Notes, by the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D. Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. And Various Renderings, Collected from other Translations by the Reverend Clement Cruttwell, the Editor. Three volumes, bound in contemporary tan leather with gilt titling to spine (worn) and gilt edging. Marbled endpapers. Spines a little worn, but not dried/cracked. The Apocrypha contains three books of Maccabees. Heavy book, 13kg packed weight. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Journal De Normandie, Ou Mémoires Périodiques, Pour Servir à L'histoire Ecclesiastique, Civile, Naturelle & Littéraire, & à Celle Des Sciences, Des Beaux Arts & Du Commerce De Normandie. Suivi De Annonces, Affiches et Avis divers. Année 1785

      Imprimerie De La Veuve Machuel, Rouen 1785 - reliure d'époque, dos à nerfs caissons ornés, pièce de titre et tomaisons rouge et verte, tranches rouges, plats légèrement frottés, coiffes usées, deux mors légèrement fendus, intérieur bon état. Première partie: Journal de Normandie pour l'année 1785, A Rouen au Bureau du Journal chez Le Boucher le jeune, avec Privilège du Roi, de l'imprimerie de Veuve Machuel. Page de titre avec vignette gravée, 426p, table Xp, texte sur 2 colonnes. Du Mercredi 5 janvier au Samedi 31 décembre 1785 (du N°1 au N°104). Suivi de Annonces, Affiches et Avis Divers, du Mercredi 5 janvier au Samedi 31 décembre 1785, non paginé, environ 150 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      for W. Colles, R. Moncieffe, G. Burnet 1785 - Dublin: for W. Colles, R. Moncieffe, G. Burnet [&7 others in Dublin], 1785. 2 volumes, octavo (207x123mm). Contemporary calf, covers and spine ornately decorated in gilt, label missing from volume 2. An excellent set, internally clean and fresh. Second Dublin edition, reprinting the text of the third London edition of 1784, the last edition to which Smith made any significant revisions, with longer treatment of the deficiencies of the chartered companies and an extra summary chapter. Smith is often cited as the "father of modern economics" and is still among the most influential thinkers in the field of economics today. One of the most important works in the history of economics. "The Wealth of Nations" is considered Smith's magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels

      London 1785 - 2 volumes. Later 1/4 leather with plain boards, somewhat worn. Internally fair to good only, with waterstains, some fairly heavy. Some insect damage to gutters, not affecting text block at all. 100 uncolored maps and plates. Contains reprintings of voyages to all corners of the world, including Charlevoix's travels in North America, Cook's Voyages, and Bougainville's to the East Indies. At the bottom of the last page is an announcement of a new edition which also mentions the death of Captain Cook. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels Into Poland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark.

      - Interspersed with historical relations and political inquiries. Illustrated with charts and engravings. In two volumes. The second edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell 1785. x,532 pp. + 2 folding maps + 2 folding plans + 6 plates; vi,576 pp. + 2 engravings in the text + 4 plates + 1 folding map (lacking Map of the Southern Provinces of Sweden. Supplied in facsimile) + 6 plans of which 5 are folding. Rebound in half morocco. Signature John Wynch on title and with his book-plate on front paste-downs. Volume I with watersoiling lower outer corner from the beginning to page 170 getting smaller, at it largest barely touching text. 27,5 x 22,5 cm.[#\84209]

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        LETTERS FROM MONS. RACINE, THE ELDER, TO HIS SON M. RACINE, THE YOUNGER, WHEN A YOUTH: CONTAINING RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HIS CONDUCT THROUGH LIFE: ANECDOTES OF SEVERAL PERSONS, AND SKETCHES OF HISTORICAL EVENTS IN THE COURT OF FRANCE, IN THE REIGN OF Lewis XIV. to Which is Added, a Short Account of the Abbey of Fort Royal

      London: Printed and Sold By T. Wilkins, J. Bew and J. Stockdale. Good+. 1785. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very rare First English Edition. Full calf leather cover has heavy wear with chip in lower rear corner. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Chipping to lower edge of title page. Pages faintly foxed but overall very good condition. ; xiv + 162 pages .

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        Exercice de Mathématiques dédié à Monseigneur Charles-Juste de Beauvau, Maréchal de France Gouverneur et Lieutenant Général du Pays et Comté de Provence, Marseille, Arles et Terres Adjacentes. Représenté par M. le Commandant Jean-Baptiste de Glandevés, Chef d'Escadre des Armées Navales, Commandant la Marine, à Marseille.

      Marseille, Veuve Sibié, 1785. - in-4. 2ff. 69pp. Demi veau moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale de ce recueil de recherches mathématiques appliquées à la marine. Elles traitent de l'équilibre et mouvement dans les machines, des cordes, des leviers des mouvemens de rotation, des poulies, du tour, de la vis, de l'Hydrodynamique, du Frottement, de l'Hydrostatique, des Pompes, de l'Equilibre des fluides, du Mouvement des eaux, des expériences sur le mouvement des fluides, etc. L'auteur de ce rare ouvrage de marine était "Constructeur de Navire" et présenta son travail à Marseille "dans la chapelle intérieure du Collège des Prêtres de l'Oratoire, le samedi 13 Août 1785, à quatre heures du soir". Titre dans un encadrement typographique, armoiries gravées au centre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New & Accurate Map of North America including Nootka Sound with the new discovered Islands on the North East Coast of Asia.

      C. Cooke. London. No date. Ca. 1785. - Copperplate engraved map, 10 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches on sheet 15 1/2 x 19 inches, multiple fold as issued. Light dampstaining in lower border well outside image, one soft fold at upper left corner well outside image. Scattered light foxing, otherwise clean and bright. Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and West and East Florida extend to the Mississippi River. Indian tribes beyond the Mississippi include: Kansez, Black Padoucas and Panis. A vast and "empty" West beckons, with N(ew) Albion marked in the area of present-day California. There is a detailed naming of islands and inlets in the area of Alaska and Kamtschatka, the fruits of Captain James Cook's Third Voyage with its charting of the Northwest coast.

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        Encyclopédie. 1. Marine. Kupferstich-Tafeln Nrn. 8-25 (teils doppelseitig, und mehrf. gefalt.), ohne den Text (31 S.). 2. Evolutions Navales, Kupferstich-Tafeln Nrn. 1-7. 14 S. (Text), 1 Bl. (Inhaltsverz.). Kleine Ausgabe. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Paris, um 1785. 58 Bll. Die Kupferstich-Tafeln, gestochen von Benard Direx. Ohne Einband.,

      1785 - Ansichten von Segelschiffen, Wappen, Schiffskonstruktionen und -zubehör sowie Flottenformationen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        American Ptarmigan, White Tailed Grous, Plate CCCCXVIII (418)

      ?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, "American Ptarmigan, White-tailed Grous," Plate CCCCXVIII (418), measures 25.75" x 28" and is in excellent condition with evidence of previous binding on the top edge. Ptarmigan's are medium sized game birds in the Grous family. The American Ptarmigan illustrated is finely detailed with a red eye-circle and detailed coloring of the feathers and tail as the plumage is changing. The White-tailed Grouse is also well colored in pure white, with accenting lines and shadows bringing dimension and a physical quality to the piece. These birds are set against an abstract background and made to scale, allowing them to be the main focus of the overall image.

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent

      London - Hooker, William Jackson (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. [London,] Royal Gardens, Kew, April 3, n.d. (probably 1857 or after). 3pp. 179 x 112 mm. Fine apart from a little faint spotting.Hooker, the first full-time director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, devoted himself to the study of botany from an early age, specializing in mosses, liverworts and other cryptogamia. He served as regius professor of botany at the University of Glasgow from 1820 to 1841, when he was appointed to head Kew Gardens. Under Hooker's leadership Kew grew from eleven acres to its present size of nearly 300 acres, and its collections vastly increased, largely due to a network of Hooker's former students who brought in specimens from around the world. Hooker's own herbarium, which contained some 4000 volumes and one million dried plant specimens, was purchased by the British government for the nation after Hooker's death. Hooker was the author of over two dozen works on botany, including British Jungermanniae (1816), which established hepaticology (the study of liverworts) as a separate field; he also edited several botanical journals. The first part of Hooker's letter deals with the preparation of a forthcoming botanical publication, most likely The Museum of Economic Botany, or a Popular Guide to the Useful and Remarkable Vegetable Products in the Two Museum Buildings of the Royal Gardens of Kew (1858): "I have received & read & made 2 or 3 verbal corrections & transmitted as you desired to Mr. Wyatt (I presume at the Palace of Westminster) our Cat[alogue]. Having been unavoidably absent of late I know not what has been done by our Committee. If the present Catalogue is circulated by itself I think it requires a heading or title for not one word appears of the use & object of it: so that no one could comprehend the object of it. The asterisks before any name I understood were to indicate that specimens of the plant itself are required as well as the product. . . . I find asterisks against Chinese Tea, & Coffee & Theobroma Cacao:--but they must surely have a different meaning there, for one cannot desire them so against Salvadora Persica [the "toothbrush tree"] &c. &c. . . ."The next part of Hooker's letter touches on the work of Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894), a naturalist and one of the pioneers of scientific ethnology. Hodgson spent much of his life in India, where he discovered 39 species of mammals and 124 species of birds that had hitherto been undescribed. He was the author of numerous books and papers, including Papers Relative to the Colonization, Commerce, Physical Geography, &c., &c. of the Himalaya Mountains and Nepal, published in Calcutta in 1857. He was a close friend of Hooker's son, the naturalist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911)."What an interesting acct. of the Physical Geography of the Himalayas Hodgson has published. You know Hodgson is preparing a capital Physico-geographical work on India written by Bagham[?]. He wishes a publisher. Do you think [ ] Allen & Co. would be the men if I were to put the mst. into their hands?"Allen & Co." most likely refers to the publisher W. H. Allen & Co., which issued a large number of books relating to India in the 1850s. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The new week's preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, as recommended and appointed by the Church of England; consisting of meditations and prayers. with forms of examination and confession of sins and a companion at the altar. Also, meditations to enable us to live well after receiving the Holy Sacrament. To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the closet, or family, etc.

      Printed by assignment from the executors of E. Wicksteed for W. Bent, London 1785 - 12mo, pp. [6], ix, [1], 156; the first leaf consisting of an approbation on the recto and an engraved frontispiece on the verso; contemporary and probably original black goatskin with decorative gilt border and similar border outlining central panels on the covers, smooth gilt spine with winged cherub heads, a.e.g., green ribbon page maker; minor rubbing; very good and sound VERY ATTRACTIVE ENGLISH BINDING, possibly made in Brighton (see below). * This edition is not listed ESTC or OCLC. Two similar (but not identical) editions are listed by ESTC; these are recorded in just one or two libraries each. Both editions are reproduced in "Eighteenth Century Collections Online" and ours represents an entirely different setting of type. * THE BINDING: The most extraordinary tools on the present binding are surely the "bat-wing" cherubs that adorn the entire length of the spine, quite distinctive, and yet apparently remain unrecorded. It is very possible that the workshop was provincial (perhaps Brighton?) which accounts for a paltry amount of literature published on the subject. PROVENANCE: Early inscriptions of two women collectors appear on the verso of the first flyleaf: "Sarah Lumsdale, 9 Bloomsbury Place, Brighton" (N.B. this house still exists) -- "Mary Cobb, April 11, 1800." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of France, under the Kings of the race of Valois, from the accession of Charles the Fifth, in 1364, to the death of Charles the Ninth, in 1574.

      London : printed for C. Dilly 1785 - Second edition. 2 volumes, 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), occasional light spotting; contemporary tree calf, spines in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, black numbering piece to fifth, elaborate gilt bands and centre tools, gilt outer edges, minor rubbing. A charming set. Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1st Baronet (1751 - 1831), English author, entered Parliament in 1780 and sat till 1794 for Hindon in Wiltshire, Ludgershall and Wallingford, in succession. He published in 1795 the beginning of a History of France from the Accession of Henry III to the Death of Louis XIV, which was never completed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historische, Topographische und Oekonomische Merkwürdigkeiten der Kantons Luzern. [With:] Nachrichten von der Stadt Luzern und ihrer Regierungsverfassung, oder historische und moralische Erklärungen der acht ersten Gemälde, auf der Kapellbrücke der Stadt Luzern. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe, nebst einem Anhange

      Luzern: Joseph Alons Salzmann, 1785-1789; 1784. (LUCERNE) First edition of first title; second title in second, expanded edition. 4 vols., 12mo. Pp. 268, [2]; 290; 271; 202. Contemporary quarter mottled calf and boards. Book labels of Xaver Goeldlin von Tieffenau. Inoffensive stain at fore edge of vol. II, occasional faint foxing throughout. A Fine set. Barth 19129. Feller/Bonjour 585. Wäber, 259. Vgl. Wyss, 288; Holzmann/Bohatta III, 4620; Haller I, 834 . The Merkwürdigkeiten is the most important work of Luzern historian Joseph Anton Felix von Balthasar (1737-1810). "Es zeigt Balthasars Fähigkeit zu antiquarisch genauer Forschung, aber auch seine Neigung, die Geschichte als eine Schublade von Regeln und Weisheitslehren aufzufassen, die man unmittelbar aufs Leben anwenden soll [...] eine Kantonsbeschreibung mit zeitgemässen Betrachtungen, eine Naturgeschichte des Luzernervolkes, eine Heimatkunde" (Feller/Bonjour). His protégé Johannes von Müller judged this work to be trustworthy as the archives ("wie auf Urkunden zu trauen"). The first two volumes were published in 1785-1786; the third volume, which appeared in 1789, is often lacking. With a uniformly bound volume of Balthasar's earlier historical study, with explanation of the first eight paintings of the Kapellbrücke

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        LES AVENTURES DE TELEMAQUE ( 2 volumes )

      De l'imprimerie de Monsieur (Fr. Didot), Paris 1785 - [700 Figurato di pregio - Legatura] (cm. 34) 2 voll. Magnifica legatura originale in tutta pelle verde, nervi, doppio tassello, ricchi fregi floreali al dorso e larga bordura ai piatti. Sguardie in seta, labbri e dentelle anch'essi decorati. Tagli dorati. -cc.5 nn., + ritratto a colori, pp. 309; -cc. 3 nn., pp. 297 + 1 carta con il privilegio del re. Con 72 tavole da Monnet e 24 tavole con sommari. Opera magnifica su carta speciale è uno dei massimi capolavori della tipografia francese del '700, considerato uno dei 100 migliori libri francesi illustrati. Esemplare eccezionale completo del ritratto del Fenelon, all'inizio del primo volume, finemente colorato di vivien e alix. Molti degli esemplari passati in vendita in atiquariato ed in aste sono privi di questo ritratto. Alcune carte lievemente ombreggiate ma bellissimo esemplare con legatura in perfetto stato e tavole incise protette da veline. Provenienza: Asta Sotheby's Milano 13 Novembre 1996, lotto n° 915. Per particolarità e varianti vedi: * Cohen-Ricci 384; * Ray 37; * Sander 664; * Ramsden 80; * Boissais 76. [F. 81] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Al Signor Carlo Morris Cavaliere Inglese (Veduta in Prospettiva dell' altro)

      Rome 1785 - John Wilton-Ely plate 996The watermark that appears is number 12 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1155 and is dated between the 1780s and 1790'sThis plate is the from the series "Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne. . .)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giov

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        CONSEIL DE GUERRE PRIVÉ SUR L’ÉVÉNEMENT DE GIBRALTAR EN 1782, contenant l'extrait d'une information générale sur toutes les circonstances de cette entreprise, les commentaires des mémoires. pour servir d'exercice sur l'art des sieges.

      S.l. (París), 1785 - . 20 cm. 2 h., 384-XVIII pág., 3 lám. plegadas que muestran fortificaciones, 1 h. de erratas. Enc. en cartoné, lomera de piel, tejuelo. Marca de anterior poseedor en la portada. * La obra describe el sitio de Gibraltar por parte de españoles y franceses en 1782. Jean Le Michaud d’Arçon (1733-1800) fue un general francés especialista en fortificaciones. Vinculado al ejército del mariscal de Broglie en 1780, se ocupó de buscar el medio por el que podría hacer perder Gibraltar a los británicos. Como no podía llevarse a cabo un ataque por tierra y determinada la no conveniencia de los métodos convencionales, d’Arçon redactó un proyecto de baterías flotantes, insumergibles e incombustibles destinadas a abrir brecha en el ejército enemigo. La descripción de dichas baterías es la que se recoge en el presente volumen, que detalla su construcción: revestimiento de una coraza de madera, instalación de un circuito de refrigeración, blindaje resistente a las bombas y proyectiles, etc. Finalmente, la artillería estuvo formada por ciento cincuenta elementos, un proyecto que la corte española acogió con entusiasmo. Todas las precauciones, sin embargo, fueron pocas y el 13 de septiembre de 1782 la expedición fracasó porque, según algunos analistas, algunos oficiales la dirigieron "con la evidente intención de hacerla fracasar". La pérdida de varios de los ingenios ideados por d’Arçon y la orden, en lugar de la retirada, de consumir las que quedaban para que no cayeran a manos de los ingleses llevaron a d’Arçon a la desesperación y al resentimiento que, según varios autores, lo acompañó el resto de su vida. Hay también quien atribuye el fracaso del proyecto a la falta de acuerdo, e incluso a los celos, que reinaba entre los oficiales españoles y los franceses. Biblioteca Nacional de Francia 30941062 y 36379808. Jähns 2834. Pohler II, 93. Asedios, gibraltar, siglo XVIII, militaria. Història militar Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aventures et Plaisante éducation du Courtois Chevalier Charles-le-Bon, Sire d'Armagnac , contenant profitables leçons à jeunes chevaliers et à des Dames de haut parage.

      S.n. 1785 - - S.n., A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris 1785, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 12 (8,5x15cm), (6) 316pp. (5) et (6) 339pp. (1bc) (9) et (6) 259pp. (4), relié. - Edition originale. Illustrée de trois frontispices de Marillier finement gravés par Le Beau. 4 airs notés sur plusieurs planches. Demi Velin debut XIXe à petits coins. Dos lisse. Pièces de titre et de tomaison noires encadrées de filets gras dorés. Roman médiéval se déroulant sous Louis XI et Charles VI inspiré des contes et fabliaux des douzième et treizième siècles. L'auteur s'explique sur le choix de son vocabulaire et de son style ancien dans une longue préface sur le roman et des observations sur les contes et fabliaux du Moyen-âge et les troubadours de provence, suivis d'un discours sur le roman. Charles Joseph Mayer (1751-1825), écrivain français et éditeur du Cabinet des fées, son rôle critique fut important pour la redécouverte des littératures anciennes. Les Aventures sont peut-être le premier essai d'un pastiche de roman médiéval résonnant des accents d'une nouvelle modernité. (6) 316pp. (5) et (6) 339pp. (1bc) (9) et (6) 259pp. (4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes

      N. p., Société Littéraire-Typographique,, 1785. 92 volumes, octavo. Early 19th-century full mottled calf, with gilt titles and decoration to spines, gilt decoration to boards, gilt lower edges, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece. Spines sunned, extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, only occasional foxing, bookplates to front pastedowns, front hinge of volume I expertly repaired, a very good, mainly clean set. Complete set of the best edition.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. The sixth edition.

      London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, C. Dilly [& 20 others in London], 1785 - 2 volumes, quarto (273 × 212mm). Recent sprinkled calf to style with double fillet gilt border, red and black morocco labels, five raised bands, green sprinkled edges. Slight rubbing to boards, a little toning to text block with occasional foxing, particularly to title and initial pages, else a very good copy. Half-title present, frontispiece portrait of Johnson. First authorized quarto edition, preceded by a pirate Dublin edition the previous year. This edition was issued following Johnson's death in 1784. Courtney & Smith p.57. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      J. F. and Rivington, L. Davis, etc., London 1785 - Two volumes. Thick quartos. Early three-quarter gilt calf, modern marbled paper covered boards. Half-title volume 1, no portrait. Very clean internally. Front cover of volume one splitting, else very good, tight contents. Sixth Edition and the first authorized quarto edition [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire impartiale des évènements militaires et politiques de la dernière guerre, dans les quatre parties du monde. En 3 tomes. Complet.

      Chez la Veuve Duchesne, Libraire, Rue Saint-Jacques., Amsterdam et Paris 1785 - in-12° 564, 531 et 618 p. Pleine basane marbrée. Pièces de titre et de tomaison. Entre-nerfs décorés de fers floraux. Toutes tranches marbrées. Intérieur très frais. Dans chaque volume est contre-collél l'ex-libris de Gus Bofa ("er lässt nicht lesen"). Ensemble en bon état.

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        Histoire de l'astronomie moderne depuis la fondation de l’école d’Alexandrie, jusqu’a le l’époque de M.D.CC.XXX. Nouvelle édition. (3 volume set)

      De Bure, Paris 1785 - Second edition (first was 1779-82). Three volumes, quarto, bound in contemporary mottled calf. I: pp (2, blank), (xvi), 751 + 13 folding plates. II: pp (iv), 751 + 5 folding plates. III: pp (2, blank), (iv), 415. Bound-in ribbon markers, marbled page edges, red page edges. Half-titles present, woodcut head and tail pieces. The engraved plates show geometrical constructions, star maps, instruments. Spines worn, with one titling piece perished, others chipped at edges, gilt ornamentation mostly worn away, shallow chips at spine tips. Bit of wear to outer corners and fore edges; joints and hinges neatly repaired; crease to lower outer corner of first few leaves of Vol. I; offset browning to margins of fly leaf and half-title of Vol. I and II; text clean and fresh, no tears to plates, Holland House bookplate (with red pencil shelf mark) at front of each volume. In all, good externally, text near fine, now tight in the bindings. >>>Bailly, a French orator, poet, playwright and astronomer, was one of the early leaders of the French Revolution, but like so many, was guillotined during the Reign of Terror. "Born in Paris, he was originally intended for the profession of a painter, but preferred writing tragedies, until attracted to science by the influence of Nicolas de Lacaille. He calculated an orbit for Halley's Comet when it appeared in 1759, reduced Lacaille's observations of 515 zodiacal stars, and was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1763. His Essai sur la theorie des satellites de Jupiter (Essay on the theory of the satellites of Jupiter, 1766), an expansion of a memoir presented to the Academy in 1763, showed much original power; and it was followed up in 1771 by a noteworthy dissertation Sur les inegalites de la lumiere des satellites de Jupiter (On the inequalities of light of the satellites of Jupiter). Meantime, he had gained a high literary reputation by his Éloges of King Charles V of France, Lacaille, Molière, Pierre Corneille and Gottfried Leibniz, which were issued in collected form in 1770 and 1790; he was admitted to the Académie française on 26 February 1784, and to the Académie des Inscriptions in 1785, when Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's simultaneous membership of all three Academies was renewed in him. From then on, he devoted himself to the history of science, publishing successively: Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne (A history of ancient astronomy, 1775); Histoire de l'astronomie moderne (A history of modern astronomy, 3 vols., 1779-1782); Lettres sur l'origine des sciences (Letters on the origin of the sciences, 1777); Lettres sur l' Atlantide de Platon (Letters on Plato's Atlantide , 1779); and Traite de l'astronomie indienne et orientale (A treatise on Indian and Oriental astronomy, 1787). The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica remarks that ‘Their erudition was marred by speculative extravagances.’ The Revolution interrupted his studies. Elected deputy from Paris to the Estates-General, he was elected president of the Third Estate (5 May 1789), led the famous proceedings in the Tennis Court (20 June), and - immediately after the storming of the Bastille - became the first mayor of Paris under the newly adopted system of the Commune (15 July, 1789 to 16 November 1791). One of his actions in this position was to secure, with others, and in the face of threats and ridicule, the passage of a decree of Sept. 27, 1791 (confirmed Nov. 30 of the same year), which declared Jews to be French citizens, with all rights and privileges. This decree repealed the special taxes that had been imposed on the Jews, as well as all the ordinances existing against them. The dispersal by the National Guard, under his orders, of the riotous assembly in the Champ de Mars (17 July 1791) made him unpopular, and he retired to Nantes, where he composed his Mémoires d'un témoin (published in 3 vols. by MM. Berville and Barrière, 1821-1822), an incomplete narrative of the extraordinary events of his public life. Late [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan or the Mogul's Empire.

      Author., London. 1785 - xvii, 175pp + 35p (unumbered) index.4 maps, 1 plan. Grey boards with paper backstrip-probably a later rebind, very clean and tight with part uncut ro index. Requires insurance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Rivoluzioni del Teatro Musicale Italiano Dalla sua Origine Fino al Presente. Opera di.Socio dell' Accademia delle Scienze, Arti e Belle Lettere di Padova.

      Venezia: Nella stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1785. - In three volumes. Second edition, enlarged and corrected by the author. Tall 8vo., cont. vellum spines, marble boards, leather spine labels, xlii, 361, (1); 332; 394pp. With 6 pages of music on three folding pages at the rear of volume two. Minor rubbing o/w a fine copy. Stefano Arteaga [1747-1799] was a young Spanish Jesuit at the time the Jesuits were repressed in Spain. He withdrew to Italy and lived mainly in Bologna. Arteaga wrote the above, the first critical history of opera. The first edition was a single volume and appeared in Bologna several years earlier but difficulties prevented it from being printed in its entirity. Arteaga made several alterations and additions and the much enlarged second edition appeared in 1785. The work was quite successful and translated into German and French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Troisieme Voyage De Cook

      Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, Paris 1785 - Hardcover. Four Volumes. Quarter bound leather and paper boards. Lean to spine, head and tail chipped. Spine splitting along edges. Boards and extremities heavily bumped and rubbed. Hinges cracked on Volume 2 & 4. Previous owner's bookplate on paste-down endpaper, paper label tipped in on ffep. Endpapers discolored, splitting on Volume 4, but still attached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire des Jardiniers, contenant les méthodes les plus sûres et les plus modernes pour cultiver et améliorer les Jardin Potagers, à fruit, à fleurs et les Pépinieres.

      - Paris, Guillot/ Metz, Claude Lamort, 1785-1789. 10 volumes. 4to (252 x 205mm). With an engraved frontispiece and 34 engravings. Contemporary green boards, spines with gilt lines and 2 gilt lettered labels A complete copy including the 2 supplements by M. de Chazelles which were published in Metz. A fine set of the first French edition of Miller's famous 'The Gardener's Dictionary'. The work was first published in 1731 and went through innumerable editions and virtually all editions are of taxonomic significance. "This celebrated dictionary by a writer known for his knowledge of botany, and for his skill in gardening, proved a success from the start. Many editions appeared in this country, and versions were published in Holland, France, and Germany. They also reveal the vast number of new plants that were introduced in our gardens during that period". (Henrey II, p. 215). Philip Miller, called by Linnaeus 'the greatest gardener of his time', was director of the Chelsea Gardens. The Chelsea garden was for many decades the great centre of plant introduction and distribution in the British Isles, especially during Miller's long reign (1722-1770).Stafleu & Cowan 6051 & 6061. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An authentic narrative of the treatment of the English, who were taken prisoners on the Reduction of Bednore, by Tippoo Saib;

      Printed for G. Kearsley., London 1785 - From the 28th of April, 1783, the day of Capitulation, to their enlargement on the 25th of April, 1784, after near twelve months confinement under a continued series of unrelenting Acts of Cruelty. Also, an account of those who perished during the above period, by Captain Henry Oakes, Adjutant General to the Army under the command of General Mathews. To which is added an appendix, relative to the conduct of the British Forces, upon their first becoming masters of that place by Lieutenant John Charles Sheen. First Edition, 8vo. vii [1] 93pp. rebound quarter boards. Excellent Copy with half title. Scarce First edition.

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        Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro Comédie en cinq Actes, en Prose. Representee pour la premier fois par les Comediens Francais ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 27 Avril 1794

      Paris Chez Ruault, Librarie, Pres. Le Theatre 1785 - The Marriage of Figaro BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre Augustin Caron de. Le Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro. Comédie en cinq Actes, en Prose. Representee pour la premier fois par les Comediens Francais ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 27 Avril 1794. Paris: Chez Ruault, Librarie, pres. le Theatre, 1785. First edition, first issue. Octavo (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 193 x 121 mm). [4], lvi, 237, [1, blank] pp. With five plates after Saint-Quentin (the first four engraved by C.N. Malapeau and the fifth by Roi). Half-title present. Nineteenth-century full green morocco by Petit, triple gilt ruled borders, spine gilt in compartments and with central flower devices, gilt spine lettering, gilt board edges and turn-ins, densely gilt burgundy morocco doublures, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Typographic bookplate of Joseph Manuel Andreini (and an engraved Andreini plate right beneath it). Morocco-edged slipcase. A sumptuous presentation for this scarce and desirable title. Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchais’ masterpiece, influenced French literature by reviving the "comedy of intrigue," which had declined since Molière. In addition, Le Mariage de Figaro was one of the first plays which fully incorporated Diderot’s theories of acting and stage–craft. "In 1784, the year of its first performance, it was repeated sixty–six times. "Public interest was whetted by its satirical references to the aristocracy, and it was this that first won it fame. Although greeted with enthusiasm by French society, it in fact contributed largely to its destruction. It is, however, the music of Mozart which has immortalized it as the perfect type of comedy." Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 125-126. Printing and the Mind of Man 230. HBS 65361. $2,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l' Administration des finances de la France par M. Necker.

      S.N.S.L. 1785 - 2 tomes en 2 volumes in 4 de VII, 520 pp. , VIII , 384 pp. , beau portrait de Necker en frontispice, 2 tableaux dépliants et 2 grandes cartes dépliantes, coloriées à l époque ( cartes des Gabelles et des Traites ). Plein veau blond , dos à 5 nerfs, caissons ornés. Triple filet périphérique sur les plats, double filet sur les coupes,etiquettes de maroquin rouge.Tranches rouges, roulette intérieure sur les chasses; RELIURE DE L EPOQUE.Très rare et recherchée edition in 4 parue après l' edition originale in 8 en 3 volumes de 1784 . Superbe exemplaire avec de très discrets et menus défauts. Exemplaire très frais, sans aucune rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA FOLLE JOURNEE OU LE MARIAGE DE FIGARO, COMEDIE EN CINQ ACTES, EN PROSE. Représentée pour la première fois, par les comédiens français ordinaires du Roy, le mardi 27 avril 1784.

      Au Palais-Royal Chez Ruault, Paris 1785 - De limprimerie de la société littéraire-typographique et se trouve à Paris, chez Ruault, libraire, 1785. In-8 ( 245 X 165 mm ) de 1 feuillet non chiffré, LI et 199 pages, errata et 1 feuillet non chiffré, plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, coupes filetées d'or, dentelle intérieure dorée, tranches dorées. ( Reliure de l'époque ). 5 figures à pleine page de Saint-Quentin, gravées par Halbou, Liénard, et Lingée. In fine le feuillet derrata qui manque toujours. Mors fendus, premier mors intérieur renforcé, usures aux coiffes, dos, coins. Reliure solide, intérieur pur. edition-originale Litterature

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        Vernunftlehre für Menschen, wie sie sind. Nach den Bedürfnissen unsrer Zeit., Von D.M. Sailer. Erster und Zweiter Band.(alles)

      München, Johann Baptist Strobl., 1785 - [12 nn Bll.] 391 Ss.; 388 Ss.[5 nn Bl.] mit 1 gestochenen Titelvignette von Geyser nach Winx. Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. XII, 542, 5. De Backer-S. VII, 381, 25. Ziegenfuß II, 399. Hauptwerk des bayerischen Geistlichen, Pädagogen und Philosophen, entstanden in der Zeit, als er unter Illuminatenverdacht stand, was ihn seine geistlichen Ämter kostete. Das Werk steht unter Einfluß von Jakobis und Schelling (vgl. Ziegenfuss) und zielt gegen Kants formalistischer Ethik und auf die Überwindung der Aufklärung. Titleblätter und Vorsätz mit Bibliotheksstempeln. Prächtige, nur etwas beriebeneund brüchige Wappeneinbände. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Ganzlederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild (Landshut 1793), insgesamt 4 goldgeprägten Wappensupralibros (Süddeutsches Bischofswappen) und punziertem Ganzgoldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Charte von der Moldau und Walachey / Charte de la Moldavie et de la Valachie...

      Nürnberg 1785. Karte zeigt Moldawien und die Walachei, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 57. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Bildergalerie weltlicher Misbräuche, ein Gegenstück zur Bildergalerie katholischer und klösterlicher Misbräuche. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1785. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 20 Kupfertafeln und 3 gest. Vignetten. 207 (recte 270) S., 1 Bl. Moderner schlichter Pappband mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      . . Hayn/Gotendorf V, 442 (unter Obermayr). - Beschrieben und reizend illustriert sind Missbräuche bei Gratulationen und Geschenken, Hochzeitsfeiern und Ehe, Rangordnungen, Titelmissbrauch, Kleidertracht, Komplimenten, Stadtverkehr, Bibliotheken, Apotheken, Kartenspiel, Lotterie, Tanz, Erziehung, Schauspiel und im Handwerk. Viele der angeführten Auswüchse haben einen Bezug zu Wien, gelten aber universell. Auch wenn sich die äußeren Umstände heute erheblich verändert haben, klingen die meisten Vorwürfe noch immer vertraut. Bereits seinen Zeitgenossen wirft Richter vor, dass sie zum Bekannten, der in der gleichen Straße wohnt, nicht mehr zu Fuß gehen, sondern mit dem Wagen fahren, überhaupt für nahezu jeden Weg den Wagen nehmen, den sie zudem noch nicht einmal abbezahlt haben. Neben dem amüsanten Inhalt ist das Werk auch "sehr interessant wegen der reizenden Kupfer, die vielfach Wiener Oertlichkeiten darstellen" (Hayn/G.). In der Bogensignatur als "Dritter Theil" bezeichnet, was daher rührt, dass der Autor unter dem Pseudonym "Obermayer" zuvor zwei ähnliche Werke über katholische und klösterliche Missbräuche veröffentlicht hatte. - Nicht beschnitten, tlw. gering gebräunt und leicht fleckig, Titelblatt stärker braunfleckig. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        Entwurf einer Encyklopädie und Methodologie der öconomisch-politischen und Cameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauch academischer Vorlesungen.

      Halle, Hemmerdesche Buchhandlung, 1785.. Halbledereinband, 8°, marmorierte Deckel, Lederecken, Rotschnitt, Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschildchen; -Deckel berieben, Kapitale leicht beschädigt, Gelenke angeplatzt, Rückenschild beschädigt, kleinere Flecken auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Papier insgesamt in gutem Zustand, ordentliches Exemplar.. Behandelt Landwirtschaft im weiteren Sinne, Bergbau, Mineralien, Pflanzenbau, Gärtnerei, Tiernutzung, Chemie, Filzherstellung, Hüttenwesen, Buchdruck, Staatslehre, Regierungspolitik, Innen- und Außenpolitik, Staatseinkünfte, Friedenspolitik, Kriegspolitik u.a. [Bülau, 11; Pölitz, I, 26; Humpert, 816.]

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        An Election Sermon, preached before the General Court of New-Hampshire, at Portsmouth, June 2, 1785.

      Portsmouth, New-Hampshire: Melcher and Osborne, 1785. - 8vo., (8 x 5 1/8 inches). (Evenly browned throughout). Contemporary half sheep, marbled boards (extremities worn with loss, backstrip detached; lacking front free endpaper). First edition. "First regular New Hampshire election sermon" (Vail). Includes two lines by Governor Winthrop on the title page, with a type correction: "The best part of a people is always the lesser; and of that best part, the wisest is always the best least." Belknap was an American clergyman best known for penning "History of New-Hampshire," the first modern history written by an American. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS116. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESPECTACULO DE LA NATURALEZA (1785)

      1785 - Materia: Libro antiguo de ciencias naturales con grabados calcográficos. Publicación: En Madrid: En la Imprenta de Andres de Sotos, año de 1785. Descripción fisica: 4º menor (21 cm.) Tomo I: Frontis., 7 hojas., 266 paginas., 2 hojas., 15 láminas. Tomo II: Portada., 294 paginas., 8 láminas. Tomo III: Frontis., 2 hojas incluida portada., 244 páginas., 6 hojas., 21 láminas. Tomo IV: Portada., 286 páginas (errror de paginacion 280) 7 hojas., 15 láminas.Tomo V: Con pie de imprenta Benito Cano., Frontis., 2 hojas incluido portada 285 páginas 5 hojas., 27 láminas. Tomo VI: Con pie de Imprenta Imprenta Real., 2 hojas incluida portada., 332 páginas., 6 hojas., 5 láminas. Tomo VII: Con pie de imprenta Pedro Marin., 2 hojas incluida portada., 316 páginas., 2 hojas., 4 láminas. Tomo VIII: 2 hojas incluida portada., 351 páginas., 2 hojas., 12 mapas., 4 láminas plegadas. Tomo IX: Frontis., 3 hojas incluida portada., 357 páginas., 2 láminas. Tomo X: Con pie de imprenta Benito Cano., 2 hojas incluida portada., 279 páginas., 17 láminas. Tomo XI: Con pie de Imprenta Benito Cano.,Frontis.,2 hojas incluida portada., 397 páginas. Tomo XII: 2 hojas incluida portada., 240 páginas., 30 láminas. Tomo XIII: Frontis., 2 hojas incluida portada 360 páginas., 30 láminas. Tomo XIV: Con pie de imprenta Imprenta Real., 2 hojas incluida portada., 319 páginas., 6 láminas. Tomo XV: Con pie de imprenta Joseph Otero., Frontis., portada., 449 páginas., 1 hoja. Tomo XVI: Con pie de imprenta Joseph Otero., Frontis., portada., 394 páginas., 1 hoja. Encuadernación: Encuadernados los 16 tomos en plena piel de época ricamente decorados en el lomo con nervios, hierros y florones dorados. Cortes pintados. En buen estado pequeñas perdidas en alguna encuadernación. Notas: La obra tiene 196 grabados, algunos tomos con pie de imprenta distinto como indicamos en la descripción fisica. Conservación: Regular, en general la obra esta cuidada solo presenta ligeros puntos de oxido en algunas hojas y las portadas con pequeña falta de papel (para quitar firma antiguo propietario). El tomo XIII tiene 3 hojas faximiladas con papel antiguo y insertadas por expertos restauradores. RSSS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Low Countries] Pais Bas Catholiq [WITH] Le pais Bas Unis.

      Vienna 1785 - Two engraved playing cards, with original hand-colour, with engraved place names in French in the lower part of the card. Dimensions: 115 by 65mm. The card features a miniature map to its upper part with a key in French below with references to counties and towns. In this card the suitmarks have been replaced by coloured squares and a number followed by a small square follows each title. According to Sylvia Mann and David Kingsley, following comparison with other sets, this number appears to be a measurement of the area of the region depicted, "possibly in German miles". Mann Collection, 1125; Mann, Sylvia & Kingsley, David, 'Map Collectors' Circle No. 87: Playing Cards Depicting maps of the British Isles, and of English and Welsh Counties', p. 23, No.10; King, Geoffrey, 'Minature Antique Maps', p.162.

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        Toxikologie oder Lehre von den Giften und Gegengiften

      Vienna, 1785. First German Edition. Later paste paper bds. . A good copy; signature clipped from the frt. free endpaper. 8vo.,One of Plenck's elusive titles. It is a comprehensive view of poisons derived from animal, mineral and vegetable sources along with consideration of the antidotes. There are also notes on the use of items as medicines when concentrations are dilute. An interesting book. Wellcome IV, 402 - incorrect pagination.

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        Historia Ecclesiastica Veteris Novique Testamentis, ab orbe condito ad Annum post Christum natum millesimum sexcentesimum: et in loca ejusdem insignia dissertationes historicae, chronologicae, criticae, dogmaticae (unvollständige Sammlerausgabe zum Neubinden/ KONVOLUT aus 19 Bänden) - Tomus I - XVIII (ohne Band V) + Supplementum I/ II.,

      Christian Voigt; 1785 ff. - je Band ca. 500 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ stark berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 19 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH! Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 20000

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        A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland, from AlD. 1536 to 1784

      William Smellie, Edinburgh 1785 - Printed for Arnot (1749-1786) by Smellie, this is a scarce book in the 1785 edition. 400pp. 27cm (4to). List of subscribers with titles and locations in Scotland: Mr. Thomas Cleghorn, Coachmaker; Right Hon. Henry Dundee of Melville, Treasurer of the Navy, Dean of Faculty of Advocates, 6 copies; Mr. Nathaniel Windey, Attorney at Law, Bristol; His Grace, the Duke of Portland, etc. Index. Our copy identical in content to original in National Library of Scotland. (Reference included with book). Full leather with new leather spine. Marbled endpapers. Contents are divided into genre crimes: Treason, Parricide, Murder, Tumult within Burgh, Breaking of Gardens, Crimes against religion and the state, Witchcraft, etc. Some foxing and staining, but bothersome only on pp 148-155 in the form of brown streaks; and on pp 340-345. Leather boards scraped but polished by a book rerstorer. Pages a little wavy and toned but tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in que Ullustratur Singulare.

      1785 - Early Study of Ancient Greek Legislation Biagi, Clemente [1740-1804]. Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in que Illustratur Singula Decretum Atheniense ex Museo Equitis ac Senatoris Iacobi Nanii Veneti. Rome: Apud Antonium Fulgoni, 1785. lvi, 446 pp. Quarto (10-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter vellum over speckled boards, traces of early hand-lettered title to spine. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor stains, spine ends bumped, corners bumped and lightly worn. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces, copperplate title vignette, copperplate leaf (of a monument with an inscription), two woodcut tables. Light to moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Only edition of 250 copies printed. Biagi was a cleric, canon lawyer and legal antiquarian based in Rome. His Tractatus analyzes legislation in ancient Greece. It is notable as one of the earliest studies of its kind, which was part of an interest in Greek antiquity that was beginning to emerge in the late eighteenth century. OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Columbia, UC-Berkeley). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:1241. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Ins Französische übers. von Ludwig Heinrich Teucher). 4 Teile in 1 Band. Leipzig, Georg Emanuel Beer, 1790. Kl.-4to. (Rückenhöhe 20,7 cm). Mit 46 (statt 48) kolorierten Kupfertafeln (von C. F. Müller jun.). 35; 27; 26; 44 S. Brauner schlichter Lederband d. Zt.; stark bestoßen u. beschabt, Rücken mit Fehlstellen u. dilettantisch repariert, Vorsätze unschön erneuert.

      . . Äußerst seltene französische Übersetzung des ebenfalls bei Beer in Leipzig von 1785-1790 in 12 Lieferungen erschienenen Werks "Neuer Orbis Pictus für Kinder in fünf Sprachen" (vgl. Rümann, Kinderbücher, 263 u. Wegehaupt III, 2595; hier auch die Nennung des Illustrators). Für die hier vorliegende Übersetzung konnten wir keinen bibliographischen Nachweis finden und auch kein Exemplar in den über KVK abrufbaren Bibliotheksbeständen lokalisieren. Jede der hübschen Tafeln zeigt 12 kleine Darstellungen von Gegenständen, Tätigkeiten etc., darunter findet sich deren Benennung in fünf Sprachen (Deutsch, Latein, Französisch, Italienisch und Englisch). Im Drucktext werden die Bildchen dann ausführlich erläutert. - Exemplar mit stärkeren Mängeln und Gebrauchsspuren: es fehlen 2 Tafeln (Nr. 30 u. 36), 3 (13, 15, 18) sind durch große Eckabrisse defekt, 3 weitere durch Einrisse beschädigt. Text und Tafeln sind durchgängig gebräunt, die Tafeln teils auch stärker finger- und braunfleckig, der Text zu Beginn des ersten Teils und auf den Seiten 20-24 im vierten Teil. Titelblatt mit Abriss am Innenfalz (ein Buchstabe des Titels etw. beschädigt) u. rückseitig, ebenso wie das letzte (unbedruckte) Blatt mit kindlichen Bleistiftkritzeleien. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        EXPERIMENTS ON AIR

      London:: Royal Society,, 1785. Near Fine. A Near Fine extract in modern light blue wrappers with white printed title label front cover from Phil. Trans. Vol. LXXV, 1785 pp. 372-384. Minimal scattered foxing. Sm. 4to.

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        The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson

      Henry Baldwin, London 1785 - 8vo. 1785. First edition. (1)-viii, 524, (2), half title & errata/ad lf present. Collates as Rothschild 456 with states and cancellanda as called for in this copy. Browning and foxing to e.p.'s, very sporadic foxing to text. Owners name to upper paste-down and half-title. Good in half calf and marbled paper boards. Rebacked with original spine relaid. Narrow strips of reinforcing tape to hinges internally. Boards a little worn. Overall good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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