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        BIBLIORUM SACRORUM VULGATAE VERSIONIS EDITIO

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1785. Perhaps with royal provenance, this is a desirable combination of printing and binding by two of the most important French artisans of the 18th century. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's best work is indicated, as here, by the presence of his ticket. Genuine Derôme bindings, especially with tickets (as opposed to those inferentially and overconfidently identified), have always been sought after, and are now increasingly rare. This 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, British M.P. and philanthropist Montague Cholmeley (1772-1831), asserts in a pencilled note that this copy belonged to the doomed Louis XVI. The binding of our copy was certainly ornate enough to belong to a king, but when Sotheby's sold this copy in 1936 (for £4, 10 shillings), there is no mention of any provenance earlier than Cholmeley's.. 317 x 212 mm. (12 1/2 x 8 1/2"). Two volumes. ONCE SPLENDID, AND STILL ATTRACTIVE, RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT, BY DERÔME LE JEUNE (his ticket on verso of front flyleaf), covers framed by multiple decorative rolls, raised bands, spine compartments with unusual star-and-lozenge design accented by small tools, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, pale blue watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Front pastedowns with engraved bookplate of Sir Montague Cholmeley, Bart.; flyleaves with his signature and his handwritten note stating that these volumes were once in the library of "the unfortunate Louis 16," and offering a prayer for the French king; a note recording the last words of Louis XVI tipped onto front flyleaf. Bibelsammlung der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek I, D1639. Cf. Darlow & Moule 6263. Spines a bit darkened, extremities somewhat rubbed (leather gone at bottom corners), boards a little soiled and faded, but the bindings entirely sound and retaining a good deal of their appeal. Perhaps a score of gatherings with overall browning (noticeable without being severe), occasional rust spots, otherwise quite pleasing internally, the well-margined leaves being especially clean and smooth. Perhaps with royal provenance, this is a desirable combination of printing and binding by two of the most important French artisans of the 18th century. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's best work is indicated, as here, by the presence of his ticket. Genuine Derôme bindings, especially with tickets (as opposed to those inferentially and overconfidently identified), have always been sought after, and are now increasingly rare. This 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, British M.P. and philanthropist Montague Cholmeley (1772-1831), asserts in a pencilled note that this copy belonged to the doomed Louis XVI. The binding of our copy was certainly ornate enough to belong to a king, but when Sotheby's sold this copy in 1936 (for £4, 10 shillings), there is no mention of any provenance earlier than Cholmeley's.

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        The Trial of Mrs Harriet Errington, Wife of George Errington Esq. of the Adelphi in the Bishop of London's Court.

      sp;- London- [R Randall], 1785 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. The divorce proceedings of Mrs Harriet Errington and her Husband George Errington. An incomplete copy of this work, starting at page 9 and ending at page 107. An extremely scarce work. The issue of this work is unknown and is possibly spurious. All copies listed on ESTC and Copac state that there are 86 pages and this incomplete workfinishes at page 107. Upon referencing the 86 page edition it would appear all that is missing of this work is the sentencing, title page,brief introduction,and the start of Mary Stevenson's Deposition. The copies on Copac and ESTC are dated 1785. As this work does not have a title page it is difficult to date. However, journals from the House of Lords states that Mr Edward Shore and Mr James Baxter were to give their evidence as witnesses 'upon the second reading of the bill. . 'An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of George Errington Esquire with Harriet Coren hisnow Wife and to enable him to marry again. . ''This entry in the journal is datedFebruary 1788. The contents and depositions of this work are identical to the supposed 1785 editions listed on the ESTC. Given that the final leaf of the work provides the sentencing, one of these dates is possiblyincorrect. This work comprises of numerous depositions ofvarious individuals documenting the behaviour and multiple extra-marital affairs of Harriet Errington. The high-profile divorce casecaptivated interest, possibly due to the repeated affairs of Mrs Errington and the high status of the couple. Mr Errington was a wealthy London barrister. The full title of the work lists the men with whom she had adulterous relations with; 'Augustus Muray Smith, Captain Buckley, Captain Southby, Thomas Walker, and many others. ' One of the figures being deposed to this workis Robert Browning, the father of English poet and playwright by the same name. Browning Sr. was a well-paidclerk at the Bank of England andaccording to his deposition, knew George Errington and Harriot Erringtonwell. A fascinating work on this high profiledivorce case. The proceedings were so popularthat R Randall even published 'The Memoirs ofMrs Harriot Errington', which are unlikely to have been writtenby her. Mr Errington remarried and was then murdered by his former mistress Anne Broadrick. Condition: Held in a morocco casing. This work is otherwise disbound. Externally, smart with just a small amount of rubbing mostly to the head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Final two leaves present are detached. These two leaves are also severely chipped to the extremities. affecting the readability of the final leaf. Pages are slightly age toned with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        琉球三省并三十六嶋之圖. [Ryūkyū Sanshō narabi Sanjūroku-tō no zu]. [Map of Thirty-Six Islands and Three Provinces of Ryūkyū].

      No date. [Late Edo]. Colour watercolour and ink manuscript map on washi. This manuscript was drawn on two separate sheets of paper which have now been professionally laid down on washi. A few holes and some worming in the central area of the map not affecting text, lightly creased in places, with more visible creases along folds. 55 x 76cm. An attractive copy of a scarce map depicting one of the disputed islands of the East China Sea. This Japanese map, frequently cited by scholars for its geographical claims, plays a significant role in the controversy surrounding the disputed island of Diaoyu as it indicates in three different ways China's sovereignty over the island. Three primary colours indicate territories: green for the Ryukyu chain, yellow for Taiwan, and pink for China. Of particular importance is the use on the map of the name "Dioyutai" (釣魚臺), also known today as the Senkaku Islands (尖閣諸島) or Diaoyu Islands (é'"鱼岛). Thirdly the island of Diaoyu shown on this Japanese map on the sea-route to Qing China, is not counted as one of the Ryukyu's thirty-six islands - it is instead coloured pink - which is the same colour used to indicate the Chinese sovereignty on the Chinese mainland.The earliest records of the Diaoyu islands date back to 15th century Ming texts. Historically the islands were uninhabited but were used as nautical markers by sailors. Hayashi Shihei 林子平 in his Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries) is one of the first Japanese texts to mention the islands. In it, he refers to the islands by their Chinese name, following contemporary Edo convention. It was not until the victory of the Japanese in the first Sino-Japanese war that the islands were annexed by Meiji Japan. The treaty of Shimonoseki signed at the end of the war gave the sovereignty of Taiwan, the Liaodong Peninsula, and the Penghu islands to Japan, however the Diaoyu Islands were not mentioned.This map is a manuscript copy of one of the five maps which accompanied Hayashi Shihei's controversial work Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries). Published in 1785 this book describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). As Hayashi Shihei's book was banned shortly after publication and the original wood-blocks destroyed, manuscript copies were made and passed secretly among the educated Japanese public who were interested in, but not privy to, the "illegal" information contained on these maps.Controversy surrounds this map to this day due to the continuing dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands. The strong feelings felt about who should have sovereignty over these islands by China, Japan and Taiwan were further exacerbated in 1968 by the discovery of potential underwater oil reserves in the waters that surround them. The Diaoyu Islands are known in China as the 钓鱼岛及其附属岛屿 or 钓鱼岛 the Diaoyutai Islands, 釣魚台列嶼 in Taiwan, the Senkaku Islands 尖閣諸島 in Japanese and also as the Pinnacle Islands. Taiwan and the coast of mainland China (Guangdong Province 廣東省, Fujiang Province 福建省, Zhejiang Province 浙江省, Nanjing Province 南京省, Shandong Province 山東省) are also named on the map. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159423).

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        蝦夷国全圖. [Ezo no Kuni Zenzu]. [Complete Map of Ezo].

      (circa1800).. Large ink and water colour manuscript map of Ezo, modern day Hokkaido, showing the northeastern tip of Honshu, Manchuria as a large landmass along the lower border, and the island of Sakhalin. The Russian territory of Kamchatska is also shown. Drawn onto two sheets the sheets have professionally laid down onto a single washi sheet. There is a little lack of continuity in a few places where the lines on the map don't quite match and two holes along folds. Some inoffensive worming mainly at margins, an attractive map. 53.7 x 94cm. This map is an "underground" manuscript copy of one of the five maps published to accompany the highly controversial Japanese book 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' by Hayashi Shihei. Published in 1785 this work described the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ha Yezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Hayashi wrote in this book that he was especially concerned of the growing Russian presence in east Asia, and believed there was a need to strengthen Japan's defences. Hayashi's map of Ezo, is believed to be one of the first descriptions of the island in Japanese literature--a testament to his belief that Japan needed to strengthen their forces on the northern frontier. In his notes on this map of Ezo or Hokkaido, Hayashi discusses the sea lanes indicated by dotted lines and notes "Since, in recent years, men of Orosha [Russians] have taken possession of the territory east of Tartary, this land is called Orosha, or Kamusasuka.... Also since the Russians all wear red coats, the residents of Ezo call it Red Ezo in their dialect." Following the publication of 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' the authorities ordered the banning of the publication and the destruction of the woodblocks used to print the book and maps. Hayashi Shihei was imprisoned as his work was regarded as an offence against Japan's seclusion policies of the time. He died the following year. However Japanese interest in the outside world, and in Hayashi Shihei's work continued throughout the Edo period and although very few copies of the published work were in existence "underground" manuscript copies were made and passed around among trusted friends. .

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        Amusemens physiques, et différentes expériences divertissantes, composées & exécutées, tant à paris que dans les diverses Cours de l'Europe; par M. Joseph Pinetti de Willedal, Romain, Chevalier de l'Ordre-Mérite de Saint-Philippe, Professeur de Mathémtiques & de Physique, Protégé par toute la Maison Royale de France, Pensionnaire de la Cour de Prusse, &c. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée par l'Auteur de six nouvelles Expériences physiques, & de nouvelles Gravures

      A Paris : Chez Hardouin, Libraire de S. A. S. Mdame la Duchesse de Chartres : Chez Gattey, Libraire, MDCCLXXXV 1785 - [i.e. 1785].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 8º, (205x124mm).- [1] h., XII, [13]-108 p.; sign.: [1], [A]8, B-F8, G6; frontispicio grabado 'L.8. Thiery. Del. 1784'; portadilla; marca tipográfica en portada; 2 grabados fuera de texto 'L.V. Thiery. Del. 1785'; adornos tipográficos al inicio y fin de los capítulos.- // Encuadernación de finales de siglo XX en media piel marrón y papel de aguas (Ch. Muller, de Nancy); lomo liso con adornos y tejuelo verde grabado en dorado; papel verjurado. Punta inferior de frontispicio restaurada; levísima acidificación. Hermoso ejemplar.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Caillet, 8690 (1784); Evans, p. 547; Querard, France Litteraire, 7, p. 129.- // Si a lo largo del s. XVIII una de las aficiones en los gabinetes de curiosidades era la realización de demostraciones de experimentos físicos que sorprendían por sus resultados, de un modo parejo comenzaron a aparecer artistas de la magia que añadieron recursos científicos a su prestidigitación. Uno de ellos, pionero en llevar la magia a los teatros y en no pocos de los trucos que siguen haciéndose hoy en día fue Giussepe Pinetti, cuya azarosa vida bien merecería una película. El origen de esta obra hay que situarlo en el libro La magie blanche dévoilée, de Henri Decremps, publicado en marzo de 1784(1), destinado a prevenir a los espectadores cándidos de la charlatanería y el engaño en que, según él, querían sumirles los embaucadores, empezando por Pinetti, para lo cual comenzó su libro destripando uno detrás de otro los números del espectáculo que Pinetti ofrecía en un teatro parisino, acusándole de emplear la ayuda oculta de otra persona. A esa obra respondió Pinetti apenas dos meses más tarde, antes de dejar la capital con destino a Londres, con sus Amusemens physiques(2), en los que ofrecía (y explicaba cómo podían ejecutarse sin ayuda de tercero ocultos) nuevos números a fin de liberarse del sambenito de charlatán. Decremps respondió con un suplemento publicado a principios de 1785(3) y Pinetti hizo lo propio con esta, la segunda edición ampliada (seis nuevos números y dos grabados explicativos) de sus Amusemens. Aun hoy, incluso entre los magos, existen defensores y detractores de Pinetti, aunque ninguno rechaza que fue uno de los grandes magos del siglo XVIII.- // (1) Henri Decremps: La magie blanche dévoilée ou explication des tours surprenants, qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la Capitale et de la Province, avec des réflexions sur la Baguette divinatoire des Automates joueurs d'ëchecs, &c. &c.- A Paris: chez Langlois, 1784.- (2) Jospeh Pinetti: Amusemens physiques, et différentes expériences divertissantes, composées & exécutées, tant à Paris que dans les diverses Cours de l'Europe.- A Paris: Chez Hardouin, M.DCC.LXXXIV.- (3) Henri Decremps: Supplément à la magie blanche dévoilée. Contenat l'explication de plusieurs tours nouveaux joués depuis peu 'a Londres, avec des éclaicissemens sur les artifices des Joueurs de profession. Les Cadrans sympatiques, le Mouvement perpétuel, les Chevaux savans, les Poupées parlantes, les Automatas dansants, les Ventriloques, les Dabots élastiques. &c. &c.- A Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1785. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bianka Capello. (Ein dramatischer Roman).

      Leipzig, Dyksche Buchhandlung 1785. 8°. Gest. Titel (Geyser), 3 Bl. (Zueignung, Vorerinnerung), 592 S. (44 S. davon sind Anhang m. Anmerk. vom Autor) Mit 3 gest. Kupfern (Geyser nach Chodowiecki, Chodowiecki, Geyser nach Mechau). Goldgeprägter Lederbd. d. Zt. m. 2 Rüschi. u. Rundumrotschnitt. Einband berieben u. stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einige Wurmgänge im Rücken, 2 kleine Läsuren an den Kapitalen, handschriftl. Nummerneintrag auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz, Titelbl. verso, 2 S. im Text u. letztes Bl. m. altem Bibl.-Stempel, Tafeln leicht randfleckig. \"Goed. IV/I, 601, 61, 23; Rümann 18. Jhdt. 708.; Kosch X, 752.; Engelmann Chodow. 457, II. Erste Ausgabe. In der Sammlung der Skizzen (1778-83) erschien bereits ein Teilabdruck, dieser wurde für vorliegende Ausgabe allerdings teilweise überarbeitet.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur

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        Meditazioni sopra le Verità Cristiane ed Ecclesiastiche

      NAPOLI: Presso Vincenzo Orsino, 1785. rilegato. BUONO. 9 16,5. USATO

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        Carta dell'Isola di Corsica.

      Gebauer, 1785. Incisione in rame di mm 285x490, tratta dalla rara opera "Geschichte von Italien und allen allda gegründeten ältern und neuern Staaten". Bell'esemplare con piccola mancanza al margine sinistro in basso. Diffuse fioriture.

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        Catalogus der seit der Restitution der Brüderkirche ordinierten Brüder nebst denen zu Diaconissen eingesegneten Schwestern, und denen zu Acoluthie angenommen Geschwistern.

      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ca. 1785-1835 - (70) p. Contemporary Leather, 8° (The upper-spine-end is split on both sides, 10 pages are left blank. Manuscript containing a catalogue of all the members of the 'Hernhutter Brüdergemeine' at Bethlehem Pennsylvania, starting with the year 1785 and dating until the year 1835.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New, Universal and Impartial History of England, from the Earliest Authentic Records, and Most Genuine Historical Evidence, to the Spring of the Year Mdcclxxxiv.

      London: Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster-Row.(1785). Containing a clear, authentic, candid, accurate, faithful, and circumstantial account of every memorable transaction, interesting event, and remarkable occurrence, recorded in The Annals of Great Britain. With a comprehensive Account of its Origin and Progressive State, the various Revolutions has undergone, and the Conquests and Acquisitions it has obtained in different Parts of the World. Also a concise View of the Constitution and political Establishments of Britain, its Laws, Institutions, Parliaments, Charters, Commerce, Arts, Sciences, Inventions, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Military and Naval Transactions, &c. Likewise in Accurate and Chronological Account of all the Sovereigns who have swayed the British Scepter; with an impartial Display of their Characters, whether distinguished for their Wisdom in the Cabinet, their Military Achievements in the Field, their private Virtues, or their public Vices. Including Anecdotes of other Illustrious and Extraordinary Personages, such as Historians, Poets, Orators, Admirals, Generals, Statesmen, Patriots, Heroes, Heroines, Divines, Physicians, Philosophers, &c. Whose private Virtues, and public Actions, have combined in promoting the Honour, and supporting the Dignity, of the British Nation. Interspersed with Occasional Remarks, Observations and Reflections, Wherein the Errors of former Writers are corrected, glaring Absurdities pointed out, fabulous Narrations and Legendary Tales expunged, Party Prejudice removed, and what has hitherto appeared obscure and doubtful placed in the clearest Light, and authenticated from the most undeniable Historical Evidence. The Whole comprising, in the most accurate, clear and impartial Manner, every thing worthy of being recorded in the Annals of The British Empire, from the earliest Authentic Accounts to the present Important Period. Embellished and illustrated with upwards of One Hundred beautiful Copper Plates engraved from the Original Drawings of Messrs. Metz, Stothard and Samuel Wale, Esq by those celebrated Artists, Messrs. Heath, Grignion, Walker, Taylor, Roberts, Chesham, &c representing the most remarkable Transactions that occur in the Course of the History; with whole length Figures of all the British Sovereigns, from Egbert the Great, first sole Monarch of England, to their present Majesties. By George Frederick Raymond, Esq. Assisted by Alexander Gordon and Hugh Owen, Esqrs. , and others, who for many Years past, have made the History of this Country their peculiar Study. -- Bound in contemporary full calf with raised banded spine with maroon morocco label lettered in gilt. Frontispiece, (100) One Hundred full page engraved Copper Plates; Map; NOTES: With an index, directions to the binder and a list of subscribers. ; 610, [14] pages, Folio (15" x 10")

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        Stans. (Stanz) Capitale du Canton Unterwalden contre le Rigui (sic).

      Se vend chez l?auteur, s.d., vers 1785, - 26x35 cm (vue), gravure originale au trait, coloriée à la main / Original-Radierung handkoloriert. 1 feuille sous passepartout. Heinrich Thomann, Maler und Kupferstecher von Zollikon bei Zürich. Er fertigte eine grosse Anzahl Schweizeransichten in Rotstift und Aquarell an, ebenso Radierungen, die er dann oft auch kolorierte (Brun).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brun Schweizer Lexikon, Bd. 4, S. 305.

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        Offenbahrungen über Deutschland.

      Amsterdam (d.i. Prag, Schönfeld 1784 oder 1785). - Holzmann-B. III,233,7582. Weller. Druckorte I,128. Wurzbach 38,152ff. ? viel kritisiertes, von der Wiener Zensur zeitweilig sogar auf die Liste der verbotenen Bücher gesetztes, Pamphlet des aus Böhmen stammenden Dramatikers u. Theaterdirektors Ritter v. Steinsberg (1757-1833) der v. a. auch als Publizist kritischer Schriften u. Artikel bekannt und vielfach angefeindet wurde. - Enthält Schmähreden auf Zustände in Augsburg, München, Stuttgart, Konstanz, sowie auf den ganzen deutschen Adel bezogen, was das rasche Verbot des Werkes zur Folge hatte. Entsprechend ist auch die Titelvignette zu verstehen. Die Vignette zeigt die Allegorie der Veritas, in einen Spiegel schauend, in dem die Städtenamen Wien, Berlin, Hamburg, Prag, Leipzig und Frank(furt) stehen. 8°. Gest. Frontisp., 330 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt), mit e gest. Titelblattvignette. in Rotdruck, e. Kopfstück u. zwei kleinen Schlussvignetten. Pappband d. Zeit, Papierüberzug braun marmoriert, Rücken mit e. Papierschildchen mit alter handschriftlicher Zahl, bestoßen u. fleckig, mit Wurmgang im vorderen Gelenk, Bindung locker, Vorderdeckel u. Rücken vom Buchblock gelöst. Seiten etwas gebräunt, teilw. fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erfahrungen vom Innern der Gebirge nach Beobachtungen gesammlet.

      Dessau & Leipzig: Verlagskasse für Gelehrte und Künstler, 1785. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (390 x 255 mm). [6], x, 244, [2] pp., including dedication leaf, final blank, 9 (8 folding) large hand-colored geological plates (one hightened with ground mica) by G. M. Kraus, Capieux a.o. after F. H. Spoerer, Laenge a.o.; and 5 hand-colored engravings in the text (the first on the title-page) by Kraus after Spoerer. With the often lacking slip-mount plate II (to plate III) and the extension plate Vb (attached to plate Va and folded in). 20th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt-lettered label, new endpapers (light rubbing of extremities). All pages untrimed and unpressed. Text and plates generally crisp and bright, little occasional dust- and thumb-soiling of plates, some leaves with light fraying and dust soiling at outer margins, folding plates with short tears at folds, some vertical creases. A superb, untrimmed copy printed on thick paper with strong impression. ----Adams, Birth and development of the Geological Sciences, p.315-18; DSB 13, p. 455-6; Zittel, History of Geology, p. 56; Hoover 796; Ferchl 541; Schmid, Goethe, p.414. FIRST EDITION of one of the most beautiful German geological books of the 18th century, illustrated with finely colored plates and smaller text engravings, likewise colored. This German geological classic by a high mining official in the Braunschweig-Lüneburg Electorate is the first geognostic description of the Harz Mountains and contains also important observations concerning the genesis of ore bodies. It is known that GOETHE collaborated at the production of this 'handsome and well illustrated folio' (Adams). Trebra accompanied him on his wellknown wanderings through the Harz Mountains as a friend and geological adviser, and the five beautiful text-engravings were designed during this tour by Georg Melchior Kraus, painter and engraver from Weimar (see G. Schmid, Goethe und die Naturwissenschaften). "It contains Trebra's observations and theories on the rich mineralization of the Harz Mountains in Germany, anticipating modern theories of ore body formation through metamorphism and mineral replacement. It is finely illustrated on the plates and vignettes that incorporate on one plate ground mica to give realistic `sparkles' to the rendering of a mineralized vein of ore." (C. Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, in Mineralogical Record database). Erste Ausgabe des literarischen Hauptwerkes Trebras, das die erste geognostische Beschreibung des Harzes enthält. "Wir finden da ganz vortreffliche Anfänge zu einer chemischen Geologie und die ausgesprochene Neigung, den kleinen langsamen und unscheinbaren Veränderungen in der Erdkruste diejenige Bedeutung zuzuerkennen, die sie ... wirklich hat" (ADB). - Der sächsische Oberberghauptmann zu Freiberg Trebra (1740-1819) war Goethes Begleiter auf dessen Harzreise: "Bemerkenswert mag erscheinen, daß er Goethe auf dessen 2. Harzreise von 1783, die Goethes geologische Anschauungen für sein ganzes Leben bestimmte, als Freund (Duzfreund) als Lehrer und geologischer Berater begleitet hat." (Schmid). Trebra erstellte außerdem für Goethe ein Gutachten über die Wiederaufnahme der Förderung am Ilmenauer Bergwerk (Neubert, Goethe und sein Kreis, S. 218) - Die Vorlagen der Kupfer befinden sich im Goethe-Nationalmuseum in Weimar. "Es war ein Lieblingsplan von Goethe gewesen, die Kraus'schen Felsbilder, die er durchreisenden Naturforschern immer wieder gerne vorlegte, zu veröffentlichen" (Schmid). Mit dem meist fehlenden Fensterausschnitt zu Tafel 3 und der angehängten zweiten Abbildung Tafel Vb. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Near Fine.

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        Gli Elementi di Euclide

      Per Francesco Locatelli, BERGAMO 1785 - ITALIANO Volume in 12imo rilegato a tutta pergamena con titoli appena visibili manoscritti al dorso, coperta si presenta imbrunita e con fitti segni manoscritti tra cui firma di appartenenza ai piatti, taglio frastagliato, forellini di tarlo tra le pagine, pagine in buono stato seppur lievemente ingiallite, in apertura nota dell'editore al lettore, opera suddivisa in libri, piccoli finalini sparsi, testo su colonna, ci perviene la notizia di approbatio avvenuta in data 1784, in appendice 18 tavole illustrate pieghevoli

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        Erfahrungen vom Innern der Gebirge nach Beobachtungen gesammlet.

      Verlagskasse für Gelehrte und Künstler, Dessau & Leipzig 1785 - Folio (390 x 255 mm). [6], x, 244, [2] pp., including dedication leaf, final blank, 9 (8 folding) large hand-colored geological plates (one hightened with ground mica) by G. M. Kraus, Capieux a.o. after F. H. Spoerer, Laenge a.o.; and 5 hand-colored engravings in the text (the first on the title-page) by Kraus after Spoerer. With the often lacking slip-mount plate II (to plate III) and the extension plate Vb (attached to plate Va and folded in). 20th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt-lettered label, new endpapers (light rubbing of extremities). All pages untrimed and unpressed. Text and plates generally crisp and bright, little occasional dust- and thumb-soiling of plates, some leaves with light fraying and dust soiling at outer margins, folding plates with short tears at folds, some vertical creases. A superb, untrimmed copy printed on thick paper with strong impression. ---- Adams, Birth and development of the Geological Sciences, p.315-18; DSB 13, p. 455-6; Zittel, History of Geology, p. 56; Hoover 796; Ferchl 541; Schmid, Goethe, p.414. FIRST EDITION of one of the most beautiful German geological books of the 18th century, illustrated with finely colored plates and smaller text engravings, likewise colored. This German geological classic by a high mining official in the Braunschweig-Lüneburg Electorate is the first geognostic description of the Harz Mountains and contains also important observations concerning the genesis of ore bodies. It is known that GOETHE collaborated at the production of this 'handsome and well illustrated folio' (Adams). Trebra accompanied him on his wellknown wanderings through the Harz Mountains as a friend and geological adviser, and the five beautiful text-engravings were designed during this tour by Georg Melchior Kraus, painter and engraver from Weimar (see G. Schmid, Goethe und die Naturwissenschaften). "It contains Trebra's observations and theories on the rich mineralization of the Harz Mountains in Germany, anticipating modern theories of ore body formation through metamorphism and mineral replacement. It is finely illustrated on the plates and vignettes that incorporate on one plate ground mica to give realistic `sparkles' to the rendering of a mineralized vein of ore." (C. Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, in Mineralogical Record database). Erste Ausgabe des literarischen Hauptwerkes Trebras, das die erste geognostische Beschreibung des Harzes enthält. "Wir finden da ganz vortreffliche Anfänge zu einer chemischen Geologie und die ausgesprochene Neigung, den kleinen langsamen und unscheinbaren Veränderungen in der Erdkruste diejenige Bedeutung zuzuerkennen, die sie . wirklich hat" (ADB). - Der sächsische Oberberghauptmann zu Freiberg Trebra (1740-1819) war Goethes Begleiter auf dessen Harzreise: "Bemerkenswert mag erscheinen, daß er Goethe auf dessen 2. Harzreise von 1783, die Goethes geologische Anschauungen für sein ganzes Leben bestimmte, als Freund (Duzfreund) als Lehrer und geologischer Berater begleitet hat." (Schmid). Trebra erstellte außerdem für Goethe ein Gutachten über die Wiederaufnahme der Förderung am Ilmenauer Bergwerk (Neubert, Goethe und sein Kreis, S. 218) - Die Vorlagen der Kupfer befinden sich im Goethe-Nationalmuseum in Weimar. "Es war ein Lieblingsplan von Goethe gewesen, die Kraus'schen Felsbilder, die er durchreisenden Naturforschern immer wieder gerne vorlegte, zu veröffentlichen" (Schmid). Mit dem meist fehlenden Fensterausschnitt zu Tafel 3 und der angehängten zweiten Abbildung Tafel Vb. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiarum ab urbe condita. Libri qui supersunt XXXV, 3 Bände (in 6 Bänden).

      Paris, J. Barbou, 1785 - 1793. Braun marmorierte Original-Ganzlederbände auf fünf Bünden mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei farbigen Rückenschildern sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Hauptwerk des römischen Historikers Titus Livius Patavinus (ca. 59 v. Chr. Bis 17 n. Chr.) zur römischen Geschichte, das den Zeitraum von der Gründung Roms bis zum Tode des Drusus im Jahre 9 v. Chr. umfaßt. Neben seinem historischen Hauptwerk trat Livius, der von Kaiser Augustus gefördert wurde, durch wissenschaftlich-philosophische Schriften und historisch-philosophische Dialoge hervor. Die Ausgabe umfaßt 35 Bücher des Werkes, wobei die Nummern XI bis XIX ausgelassen wurden (an Liber X des Bandes 2 schließt sich Liber XXI in Band 3 an, die Ausgabe endet somit mit Liber XLV). Alle Bände mit ausgiebigem Register (Index rerum). Bd. 1 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Die Ganzlederbände sonst in sehr gutem Zustand, Leder noch frisch wirkend, allenfalls an einigen Stellen leicht berieben. Auch innen sehr gute Exemplare; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr schönes, würdiges Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten Ganzleder-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Titus Livius Römische Geschichte Rom Roms

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        HISTORY OF THE WESTMINSTER ELECTION: Containing Every Material Occurrence, from Its Commencement on the 1st of April, to the Final Close of the Poll, on the 17th of May, to Which Is Prefixed a Summary Account of the Proceedings of the Late Parliament...

      London: J. Debrett, 1785. Title continues..."So Far as They Appear Connected with the East India Business and the Dismission of the Portland Administration, With Other Select and Interesting Occurences at the Westminster Meetings, Previous to the Dissolution on the 25th Day of March, 1784. To which is Now Added a Complete History of the Scrutiny and the Proceedings of the House of Commons Thereon. The 2nd Edition, by Lovers of Truth and Justice. Audi Alteram Partem." Original tree calf newly rebacked to period style with leather spine labels. Original marbled pastedowns with the addition of new free endpapers. xii, 575 pages with woodcut frontispiece and text illustrations including 8 fold-outs. Missing pages 251-254 otherwise good. . First Edition. Full-Leather. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        NUT, DE CLERCQ, SURMUHLEN--- Grote gekalligrafeerde plaat met tekst 'Tot Nut van 't Algemeen', gegraveerd door B. de Bakker 1786 naar A. Doesjan, uitgave van C. Focking. 52x62 cm., gedrukt.

      Met opdracht aan Pieter de Clercq jr., secretaris van het Amsterdamse Departement sedert 1785, door Barent Surmuhlen, bestuurslid. Voorts twee ronde afbeeldingen van een drukkerij-interieur en van handel op een kade, beide door H.P. Schouten. M12757.

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        Vue de la Caverne du Dragon dans le Canton d?Unterwalden.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 22.5 x 32.5 cm, aquatinte en couleurs, 1 feuille (32.5 x 46.5 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 24 (p. 344), nach WV 227.

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

      Two volume set. Full tree calf, double spine labels, gilt decoration to spine. A good set in contemporary bindings. xiii + 498 + [8] + 489 + Appendix [55] + Index [53], half-titles present in both volumes.

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        Glacier de Rosenlaui dans le pays de Hasly.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 23 x 32 cm, aquatinte coloriée à la main, qqs rousseurs, 1 feuille encadrement en bois doré (41 x 50.5 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 30 (p. 344).

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        Glacier de Lauteraar, Canton de Berne, province d?Oberhasli.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 21.5 x 32.5 cm, aquatinte en couleurs, 1 feuille (32 x 45.5 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 2 (p. 344), nach WV 250.

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        A Plan of the Batteries erected bevor Gibraltar, with the Attacks maid by Sea and Land on that Garreson

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: London; date: ca 1785 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 46,5 x 32; - description: Map shows Gibraltar with a seperate map showing a representaion of two ships

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        Istromento di Convenzioni tra li Luoghi Pii della Città di Milano per il pagamento dell'Elemosine, e Doti tanto libere, che vincolate a Famiglie, Agnazioni, e territorj del Ducato, rogato dal Dottore, e C.C. Stefano Marinone Notaro di Milano. 1785. 20. Settembre

      s.e, 1785. Nella premessa alla raccolta di documenti, l'indicazione del provvedimento che ha dato origine all'Istromento: "Per rendere più semplice l'amministrazione dei Luoghi Pii, e più utile al sollievo de' Poveri la distribuzione dell'Elemosine, delle Doti, ed altri Caritatevoli sussidii, che si somministrano dalle Pie Fondazioni, si è degnata sua Maestà l'Augustissimo Imperatore e Re Nostro Giuseppe I con suo Cesareo Reale dispaccio del giorno 6 Maggio 1784 comandare una nuova sistemazione di tutte le Cause Pie, e dei luoghi di Carità esistenti nella Lombardia Austriaca, con avere a quest'effetto istituito una Giunta immediatamente dipendente dal Reale Governo per la direzione generale tanto dell'economico, che dell'uso delle rendite delle stesse Pie Fondazioni. In coerenza della comandata Sistemazione, ritenuti permanenti in questa Città Di Milano i cinque principali Luoghi Pii denominati la Misericordia, Quattro Marie, Carità e Mont'Angelico, Divinità, e Santa Maria di Loreto, sono stati aboliti gl'infrascitti piccoli luoghi Pii e rispettivamente aggregati alli seguenti". Segue l'elenco dei luoghi pii aboliti e destinati a rientrare nei cinque raggruppamenti principali. Nelle seguenti circa 400 pagine vengono trascritti gli atti di donazione, di istituzione di doti e elemosine, i testamenti di centinaia di persone e famiglie milanesi dal 1400 in avanti, destinati agli antichi Luoghi Pii della città, documenti di instimabile valore storico e documentario su Milano e i suoi abitanti. In quarto

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        The Florence Miscellany.

      Florence: (Privately) Printed for G. [aetano] Cam. [biagi] printer to His Royal Highness with Permission. 1785 - 224pp, 3 leaves of engraved music within pagination. 8vo. Some light foxing, mainly to prelims. Bound in recent full brown morocco in period style by Phil Dusel, gilt spines & dentelles. Near contemporary signature of Eliz. Harvey at head of titlepage. ESTC T71265, Rothschild 1437. Provenance: The signature at head of titlepage is possibly that of Miss Elizabeth Harvey, a contemporary of Mrs Piozzi, and a hostess of literary gatherings. She is mentioned in Edward Jerningham and his Friends, by L. Bettany (1919) - ?He knew hostesses whose assemblies Johnson frequented, such as Mrs. Montagu, Mrs. Vesey, Miss Elizabeth Harvey and Miss Monckton? The Della Cruscans were a coterie of English poets formed in Italy in 1785, when Robert Merry, Bertie Greatheed, William Parsons and Hester Thrale Piozzi found themselves in Florence, 'idly enjoying the Italian sunshine' (British Satire, 142). Greatheed was a wealthy English landowner, who lived in Italy between 1783 and 1785, while Parsons had lived in Bath most of his life and was travelling Italy in 1785. Hester Thrale was already a well-known intellectual by the time she married the Italian musician Gabriel Piozzi and moved to Florence in 1783, having written pieces for the St. James's Chronicle and about to publish her Glimpses of the Italian Society (1786). Robert Merry was to become the most famous member of the Della Cruscans; he had left England in 1784 to escape gambling debts, and travelled for some years through Europe before settling in Florence. The first poetical production of this literary circle was The Arno Miscellany (1784), to which all the original members, except Parsons, contributed. The Arno Miscellany was a short collection of occasional poems privately printed, and which circulated only among a small number of friends. However, it was The Florence Miscellany, published a year after, which became the founding document of Della Cruscanism. This, like The Arno Miscellany, was a collection of occasional poems, printed in Florence by the local publisher G. Cam. Parsons seems to have acted as the collection's editor, and he contributed to the majority of the poetical pieces (thirty-one out of sixty-one), followed by Merry, Piozzi and Greatheed. The Florence Miscellany also contained several pieces by Italian poets, such as Ippolito Pindemonte, Lorenzo Pignotti, Angelo d'Elci, Giuseppe Parini and Marco Lastri, and a concluding serenata by Gabriel Piozzi. In the Preface to The Florence Miscellany, Hester Piozzi clearly sets the tone and intent of the collection, which was meant to be only a past-time, an amateurish writing of poems addressed to each other and not meant for publication. The contributors, Piozzi continues, have no ambition to success, and they are aware that their book of poetry will have little influence on the present and future generations of readers. But it soon began to arouse interest in England. The European Magazine republished poetry from the Miscellany in 1786, and when Robert Merry returned to England the same year, he found himself famous. However, it was not until 1787, when Merry was invited to contribute to The World with poetical pieces, that the Della Cruscan vogue began to make significant headway in England. His first poem, 'The Adieu and Recall to Love', a sentimental piece on love's pleasures and pains, was published in June 1787 under the pseudonym of 'Della Crusca' A fortnight later, The World published a poem in reply to Merry's piece, which was signed 'Anna Matilda' From then on, Della Crusca and Anna Matilda started an idealised correspondence in the pages of The World, and initiated a vogue for poetical contributions. (Ref: Lord Byron and the Della Cruscans, S. Bordoni, Nottingham 2006.) Due to censorship issues in Florence at the time, four spaces in the poems were left blank by the printer, and the authors supplied slips for their friends that contained the missing [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Glacier supérieur de la Vallée du Grindelwald dans le Canton de Berne.

      Amsterdam, R. Hentzi / Yntema, 1785, - 23 x 32 cm, aquatinte coloriée à la main, qqs rousseurs, 1 feuille encadrement en bois doré (53 x 60 cm). Tiré de: ?Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. avec leur description. publiées par R. Hentzi?, Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Raeber VRA, 34 (p. 344).

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        Le Barbier de Séville, ou la précaution inutile, Comédie en quatre actes; A Paris Chez Ruault, MDCCLXXV. Relié ensemble avec: La folle journée ou le mariage de Figaro, comédie en cinq actes, en prose, représentée pour la première fois par les Comédiens Français ordinaires du Roi, le mardi 27 avril 1784. Au Palais-Royal, chez Ruault, M.DCC.LXXXV.,

      Londres & Philadelphie / Au Palais-Royal, chez Ruault, 1775 / 1785, - in-8vo, 130 p. (de 132 p.) (probablement il manque un faux-titre orig., ceci se trouve en ms. ancien) / 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + LVI + 237 p. (+1 blanche), reliure plein veau, dos lisse avec pièce de titre, qqs ornements et filets or. La Folle Journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro est une comédie en cinq actes de Beaumarchais écrite en 1778, dont la première représentation officielle eut lieu le 27 avril 1784 au théâtre de l'Odéon, après plusieurs années de censure. Chef-d??uvre du théâtre français et international, la pièce est considérée, par sa dénonciation des privilèges archaïques de la noblesse, comme l?un des signes avant-coureurs de la Révolution française. Deux ans après sa première représentation, la pièce a été adaptée en opéra par Mozart et Lorenzo da Ponte sous le titre ?Le nozze di Figaro? (Les Noces de Figaro).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet I, 719-720. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Italie du Nord

      Vienna 1785 - Carta da gioco raffigurante una mappa in miniatura dell'Italia Settentrionale, descritte in francese nella legenda in basso. Secondo Sylvia Mann e David Kingsley il numero che segue il titolo (1254) appare come la misura dell’area della regione raffigurata, espressa probabilmente in miglia germaniche. Bibliografia: Mann & Kingsley, Map Collector Circle n° 87; King, Miniature Antique Maps, p. 162. Rarissima. Dimensioni 65 110mm

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        Oude Joodsche Brieven, Saemenspraeken en Verhaelen, van Sommige Tydgenooten des Zaligmakers. (Behelzende het voornaemste der euangelie-geschiedenissen.)

      Leyden, Leendert Herdingh 1785-1792 - 7 delen, (XXVIII) 388 (2), (10) 344, (12) 319, (2, XIV) 347, (XXIX, 1) 376, (XII) 301, (XIV) 264 p. Origineel Gekartonneerd, 8° (De ruggen zijn verbleekt en -vooral aan de onderkant- wat sleets, elk deel heeft op het voorplat en op de rug een bibliotheeksticker.)

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        A Group of Two Manuscripts and One Document, Attesting to the Service of Samuel Robinson in the Continental Army and Orders for Payments to be Made to His Estate

      Hartford & Windham [CT], 1785. Various sizes. Various sizes. A SOLDIER FOR JUST FIVE WEEKS. Too young for marriage and children, but old enough to join the fight for independence, these documents may be the last few remaining records of a largely forgotten soldier of 1776. Samuel Robinson III (1757-1776) was born in the Central Village of Windham, Connecticut, and was one of eleven children of Samuel Robinson (1726-1792) and Sarah Kimball (1718-1791). According to the muster rolls, Samuel enlisted in Col. Philip Burr Bradley's Battalion, on August 13, 1776 and was assigned to Capt. Elijah Abel's company. Originally raised for defense of the state of Connecticut, Bradley's Bn, was sent to reinforce the Continental Army in New York. The battalion was stationed during most of the summer and early fall of 1776, at Bergen Heights and Paulus Hook, New Jersey. It was at one of these places that Samuel Robinson died on September 23, 1776, a week after his 19th birthday, and after being in the army only a little more than one month. The cause of his death was not recorded. 1. Autographed Manuscript Certificate, Signed "Ephraim Root" and "Jeremiah Ripley." Signed on verso by "Eben[ezer] Gray, Saml Dorrance, and William Ripley" The recto, dated "Coventry, 24 August 1785, Reads: "There was never any person that belonged to Conventry that served in the Continental Army as a Soldier & died there that we have any knowledge of & from our acquaintance with the Inhabitants of Coventry: believe if there had have been such a person we should have known of it." The verso, dated "Windham, March 10 1785, reads: We do certify that Saml Robinson was in the Continental Army in the year 1777 as a Soldier and died in service sometime after. He was an Inhabitant of this town. 6.25 x 4 inches, 2 pp., pen and ink on paper. Old folds, else very fine.2. Autographed Manuscript, Signed "Eleazer Wales" and "Elijah Johnson Administrator on the Estate of P. Samuel Robinson." Dated "Hartford Aug. 3d, 1785" and reading: Gentlemen, Please pay to the Bearer the balance found due to Samuel Robinson, deceased, for his service in the 1st Connecticut regiment in the Continental Army. Before the Year 1780." "To the Committee of the Pay Table" 8 x 5.5 inches, 1p., pen and ink on paper with watermark emblem of the State of Connecticut. Old folds, two minor stains, fine.3. Autographed Document, Signed "Samuel Turner" Dated "Augst. 30th 1785" and reading: Received of the Pay-Table Committee, their Order on the Treasurer of this State, to secure the Payment of Thirteen pounds Eighteen shillings and on penny being the balance due to Samuel Robinson, deceased on the first day of 1780, as stated by the Committees of the State and of the Army. Received in behalf of Elisha Johnson, Administrator on the Estate of Samuel Robinson, deceased." 8.25 x 6.5 inches, 1p., printed and partially accomplished pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso, old folds, minor toning, else fine.

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        Series principum qui Langobardorum aetate Salerni imperarunt, ex vetustis sacri regii coenobii Trinitatis cavae tabularii membranis eruta, eorum annis ad christianae aerae [sic] annos relatis, a vulgari anno DCCCXL ad annum MLXXVII.

      Naples, ex typographia Raymundiana 1785 - in-4, [13] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre & titre, dédicace, préface, errata), 128-CLXVI pp., avec 3 fac-similés de chartes à double page "in fine", demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, pièce de titre prune, tranches mouchetées (rel. du XIXe s.). Cachets, mais bon exemplaire. C'est l'ouvrage qui établit la réputation de l'auteur parmi la gent érudite de la Péninsule. Le Bénédictin Salvatore Maria di Blasi (1719-1814) avait été chargé, en septembre 1778, par l'abbé Tiberio Ortiz, de s'occuper de l'immense et célèbre dépôt d'archives de l'Abbaye de la Sainte-Trinité de Cava de' Tirreni (près de Salerne). Il se mit tout de suite à classer et à réorganiser le fonds, riche de plus de 60 000 pièces, avec, au départ, pour seul guide le déjà très ancien Dictionarium Cavense compilé entre 1595 et 1599 par dom Angelo Venieri. Son ouvrage sera continué par Emanuele Caputo. Rappelons que ces Archives, avec celles du Mont-Cassin et de Montevergine, furent les seules à être expressément exemptées du regroupement des archives napolitaines ordonné par Joachim Murat par son décret du 22 décembre 1808. Brunet, 25721. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Statuti della Patria del Friuli rinovati con l'aggiunta delle Terminazioni Sindicali 1722, e Terminazioni Sindicali 1771, ed altre Leggi pubblicate in materia delle mani morte, ed altre Leggi della Patria. Dedicati all'Illustriss.mo et Eccellentiss.mo Sig. Almorò Grimani Luogotenente.Udine, per li Gallici alla Fontana, 1785.

      Udine, per li Gallici alla Fontana 1785 - Cm. 20, pp. xii, 533 (3). Frontespizio finemente inciso in rame. Bellissima legatura coeva in pieno vitellino biondo, dorso a 5 nervetti con titoli su tass. e ricchi fregi floreali agli scomparti; tagli rossi e piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Impercettible alone all"angolo di poche carte. Ottimo esemplare, di non comune freschezza. Bellissima edizione degli statuti friulani, aggiornata con le leggi settecentesche (terminazioni e tariffe). Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,3, pp. 1003-1004; Fontana, Bibliografia degli statuti, I, pp. 502-503. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ragguaglio della spedizione della flotta francese all'Indie orientali seguita negli anni 1781. 1782. 1783.

      dalla Stamperia d'Ignazio Soffietti, 1785. Sotto la condotta del Generale De-Suffren descritto dal P. Eustachio Delfini carmelitano piemontese cappellano nella medesima flotta e pensionario di S.M. cristianissima coll'aggiunta di particolari notizie ed osservazioni. Volume, fine a se stesso, di questa interessantissima relazione di viaggio nelle Indie orientali, dove l'Autore descrive minuziosamente gli avvenimenti della flotta. Al fondo "Catalogo de' principali bastimenti Inglesi, ovvero Indiani carichi a conto degl'Inglesi di munizioni da guerra, di viveri e merci d'ogni sorta, i quali si conquistarono da' Francesi". Un altro volume, come seguito al presente, venne stampato un anno più tardi, nel 1786, da diverso Autore con titolo: Memorie storiche intorno alle Indie orientali, ed al ritorno in Europa. Grande fregio al frontespizio, vignette e fregi nel testo. Esemplare perfettamente conservato in bella legatura d'epoca. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati, risguardi marmorizzati, pp. XVI, 239, 1, in 16°

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        Notice Aerostatique ou continuation de la dix - huitieme suite de la Notice de l'Almanach Sous Verredes Associès. Rue Saint Jacques, à Paris pour l’année mil sept cent quatre vingt cinq contenant les dècouvertes inventions.

      - Paris, 1785. Antiporta con grande incisione "Figure exacte Aerostatique qui le premier a enlevé des Hommes dans les Airs". In 4to; legatura coeva in mezza pelle con tassello "Ballon". Prezioso estratto con legatura dell'epoca con le descrizioni dei primissimi voli e dei palloni aerostatici e del primo tentativo di volo di M. Montgolfier nel 1782. Raro. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ANNUAL REGISTER. For the Years 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 [Volumes XXIII, XXIV, XXV and XXVI} 4 volumes].

      J. Dodsley 1785 - Volumes covering the final 4 years of the American Revolution. All four volumes are First Editions, all part of the same original set with identical bindings, full polished calf with spine labels lettered in gilt, some spine labels with chips or lacking [see photos], all bindings square and tight with some rubs to edges and corners, lacking any library or other ownership marks. These volumes contain important documents related to the American Revolution, often first appearances in British publication of these letters, treaties and other documents, and commentary with a British perspective on the war. Vol. XXIII [1780] paginated vii, 1-192, *193-234*, 193-404, [2], 1-251, [11]; contains early notices of Capt. Cook's death and return of his ships Resolution and Discovery to the British Isles, correspondence concerning Maj. Andre and Benedict Arnold, and progress of the war; Vol. XXIV [1781] paginated [iv], 1-160, *161-202*, [2], 161-339, 1-207, [10]; contains extensive commentary on the progress of the war in America and conflict in the West Indies; Vol. XXV [1782] paginated iv, 1-192, *193-244*, 193-324, 1-215, [12]; includes analysis of "alarming and dangerous situation of the British empire in India", and further comments on the progress of the American war; also contains pp. 321-324 full text of the proposed Treaty of Peace between the United States and Britain; Vol. XXVI [1783] paginated iv, 1-367, 1-223, [13]; contains early English-language accounts of the pioneering balloon ascents made by Montgolfier and others, further military operations in India, and publication of the various peace treaties ending conflicts in America [signed at Versailles] and on the continent. The above gives only a slight flavor of the rich and varied substance of these volumes. Extra postage will be requested for shipment outside the USA [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro

      A true first edition with all the characteristics of first print: title on the back, list of the eleven booksellers and publisher's opinions on the verso of the false title, false title following the preface with, on the reverse, the distribution of the characters, approval and printing permits at the beginning in dates of 25 and 31 January 1785 in the names of Bret and Lenoir, at the end the two approvals are of 28 February 1784 by Coqueley de Chaussepierre and 21 March 1784 by Bret. At the bottom of the last page: In Paris, from the printing house of Ph. D. Pierres. This true original appeared without engravings, this copy was therefore truffé of the sequence of Malapeau and Saint Quentin of 5 figures, following generally found in later editions, especially that of Kehl.Binding late nineteenth signed B. Poullain in half veal tobacco, pastiche of a binding of time. Back with ornate nerves. Brown veal title piece. Nerves fissures, headgear and bit. Good example, generally fresh with a few scattered bites, especially in margins of engravings.The play had a laborious birth: Beaumarchais fought relentlessly for more than three years to obtain government authorization for publication. Written in 1778, it was read at the French Comedy in 1781, performed privately at the Chateau de Gennevilliers in 1783 and finally presented to the public at the Odeon theater on 27 April 1784.Because of his virulent criticism of the archaic privileges of the bourgeoisie and more precisely of the aristocracy, the work is considered as a sign of the French Revolution.The comedy piece with the frantic rhythm assumes the airs of molieresque bourgeois drama and met a great success with the public as evidenced by the numerous counterfeits published since its publication.Ex libris G. Martinet.Rare original including the 5 figures of Saint Quentin. Chez Ruault Au Palais-Royal [Paris] 1785 in-8 (12,5x20,5cm) (4) lvj, 237pp. relié

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        AÑO CHRISTIANO o exercicios devotos para todos los domingos, días de Quaresma y fiestas movibles del año.

      Andrés Ramírez, Madrid 1785 - 5 vols. 21x15. 4h, 501p,3h = 2h, 448p = 2h, 409p = 2h, 484p = 2h, 549p, 3h. Algo de óxido. Ex-libris ant. poseedora. Pergamino.

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        Erfahrungen vom Innern der Gebirge, nach Beobachtungen gesammlet.

      Dessau & Leipzig, auf Kosten der Verlagskasse für Gelehrte und Künstler, 1785. - Folio (260 x 382 mm). (6), X, 244 pp. With engraved title vignette, 4 engravings in the text, and 8 folding engraved plates (all in original hand colour, some raised with mineral dust). Contemp. marbled boards with green spine label. All edges red. First edition of this famous, splendidly illustrated monograph on mining; also the first geological study of Germany's Harz region. Contains details on mineralogy, fossils, lodes, and mines, as well as "some excellent early observations on chemical geology; obviously inclined to afford those slow and inconspicuous changes in the earth crust the importance that they really deserve" (ADB). Also remarkable for the fine vignettes, engraved by G. M. Kraus after drawings by F. H. Spoerer. These vignettes, as well as Goethe's contributions to the entire work, are discussed extensively in Schmid, "Goethe und die Naturwissenschaften", no. 414f. Trebra (1740-1819) accompanied Goethe on his journey over the Harz and remained his advisor in mineralogical matters throughout his life. The plates, some of which are raised with ore dust, are based on drawings now in the Goethe-Nationalmuseum in Weimar. - Binding slightly rubbed and bumped along the raised bands; otherwise a very clean, crisp copy on superior paper. Includes the second illustration to plate V (Vb, mounted); the window in plate 2, providing a view of the lode in plate 3, lacks the flap as usual. Provenance: from the library of Pfannberg castle in Styria, bearing the stamp of the Austrian industrialist Franz Baron Mayr von Melnhof (1810-89, owner of the Donawitz ironworks and the Kapfenberg steel foundry) on pastedown and title. Hoover 796. DSB XI, 455. Reichardt I, 136. Poggendorff II, 1127. Ferchl 541. Kippenberg 5736. ADB LIV, 708f. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Haarlem - W.C. van Baarsel. ca. 1827.

      HAARLEM IN HAAR MAGERE JAREN Staalgravure vervaardigd door W.C. van Baarsel naar het ontwerp van de Haarlemse landmeter Ferdinand Joseph Nautz (1785-1841). Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 65,5 x 97,5 cm.Kadasterkaarten uit deze tijd werd gemaakt als basis voor het heffen van belastingen. De kaart van Haarlem werd echter rond 1827 ook los uitgegeven en voor fl. 3,- verkocht als stadsplattegrond voor reizigers.Haarlem is aan het begin van de 19de eeuw in een diep gat terecht gekomen. Aan de randen van de stad heeft een grote kaalslag plaatsgevonden. Tussen de Voldergracht en de stadssingel is bijna alle bebouwing verdwenen. Ook aan de overzijde van het Spaarne lijkt de stad op een gebit vol gaten. Een belangrijke oorzaak van de verval was de dramatische achteruitgang van de textielnijverheid en bierbrouwerij, al eeuwen de belangrijkste pijlers waarop de Haarlemse economie rustte.?Straten waarin voormaals gelukkige huisgezinnen door den arbeid een eerlijk bestaan vonden, zijn geheel afgebroken en in groene velden herschapen. In alle straten, alwaar voorheen geklepper der touwen en het vrolijk lied der arbeid gehoord werd, heeft thans doodsche stilte de levendigheid vervangen?, aldus C. de Koning in 1807/1808 in zijn vierdelige werk over de geschiedenis van Haarlem. Ons land kon de concurrentie met Engeland niet bijbenen. Daar werden inmiddels dankzij de invoering van de stoommachine, tegen lage kosten grote hoeveelheden textiel geproduceerd.Prijs: ?4.150,-.

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        Opere

      Soc.Tip.Nizza & Stamperia Alberti, vienna 1785-95 - 20 volumi in 16, mezza pelle con tit. e ricchi fregi ai dorsi, opera completa, esemplari perefetti, stampati su carta azzurrina (tranne i 3 volumi stampati a Vienna) 20 volumes in 16°, half leather with titles and rich ornaments on the back, complete work, excellent copies, printed on light blue paper (except the 3 printed volumes in Wien). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Redaelli Alberto]
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        A History of the late Siege of Gibraltar

      London: printed by T. Spilsbury; and sold by J. Johnson; T. and J. Egerton; and J. Edwards,, 1785. With A Description and Account of that Garrison, from the Earliest Periods. Quarto (280 × 215 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, smooth spine gilt-ruled in compartments, brown morocco label to second, date to foot gilt, edges untrimmed. Folding engraved chart as frontispiece, 9 engraved folding charts, plans views. With the armorial bookplate of Richard Harington, either the 11th (1835–1911) or 12th baronet (1861-1931), to the front pastedown. With the errata leaf. Extremities and joints rubbed, short crack to head of each joint, light stripping to front board, all plates linen-backed, a few with repaired closed tears at the stub or fore edge, pale marginal damping to a few plates and adjacent leaves, only slightly encroaching on the images in plates facing pp. 300 and 346, occasional mild spotting or soiling. A very good copy. First edition of "the fullest contemporary account" of one of key engagements of the American War of Independence (Bruce). "In 1777, aged fifteen, Drinkwater joined as ensign a regiment of volunteers raised in Manchester, at a time of indignant excitement produced by the news of General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga. The Manchester regiment or, more properly, the 72nd regiment or Royal Manchester volunteers, was not, however, sent to America, but to Gibraltar. The garrison was besieged in June 1779 by a Franco–Spanish force. Throughout the siege, which lasted until February 1783, Drinkwater kept a careful record of events. Thereafter the 72nd, in which he had become a captain, was ordered home and disbanded. From his memoranda Drinkwater compiled [the present work], dedicated by permission to the king. It went through four editions in four years" (ODNB).

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        Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit

      Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1785-92, Riga / Leipzig - kl. 8° 4 Bände, (XXIV) 346, (VI) 416, (IV) 464, (II) 418 S., Orig.-Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Grünschnitt Deckel berieben, Ecken bestoßen, je Name a. Vorsatz, kl. Fehlstelle a. oberem Kapital des 2. Bandes - insgesamt in altersentsprechend sehr guter Erhaltung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres imprimés et manuscrits, de la Bibliothèque de feu Monsieur d'Aguesseau, Doyen du Conseil…

      xxxvi, 366 pp., one leaf (but lacking, as is often the case, the 12-page schedule of sale & the 80-page author index). 8vo, cont. speckled calf (two corners a bit worn, joints a little cracked but strong), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Gogué & Née de la Rochelle, 1785. The rare sale catalogue of the great library of books and early manuscripts, many illuminated, founded by Henri François d'Aguesseau (1668-1751), Chancellor of France, a man of great learning. According to the preface of the catalogue he had acquired the collection of the poet Florent Chrestien (1541-1596), and his son Claude (b. 1567). His library passed to his second son, Jean Baptiste Paulin d'Aguesseau, Marquis de Mannoevre (1701-84) who considerably enlarged it. Between the two generations they created a most remarkable collection. The father and son employed fifteen versions of their coat-of-arms on their bindings. The sale included 5583 lots and was sold over a 57-day period. Payne and the Marquis de Méjanes were major buyers. Very good copy, with some minor foxing. Short tear due to a paper flaw to title but with no loss of text. Bookplate of the great French bookseller Georges Heilbrun. As mentioned above, this copy lacks - as does the Grolier Club copy - the schedule of sale and index, but it does have a final leaf in which the auctioneers promise to deliver the index at no charge by the end of May 1785 to anyone who requests a copy. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 405-"cette vaste réunion d'ouvrages importants." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions…1643-1830, 318-(lacking both the schedule of sale and author index). Guigard, II, p. 173. Peignot, p. 76.

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        The New, Comprehensive, Impartial and Complete History of England: from the earliest period of Authentic Information, to the End of the Present Year. Containing A full, accurate, clear.Account of all the most remarkable Transactions, memorable Events.in which the English have been concerned.to the Present Very Important Crisis. with An interesting and circumstantial Detail of the origin, Constitution, and Present State of this Kingdom, and of our various Conquests, Acquisition, and Revolutions, in various Parts, at Home and Abroad. Also a Faithful Chronological Account of All the Monarchs who have swayed the British Scepter.

      Alexander Hogg, at No. 16, Pater-noster Row, London 1785 - A most interesting copy, augmented with four contemporary manuscript maps with strong connections to James Cook's voyages. The intricate maps are in pen and ink, in the same ink & style as the signature of Henry Salmon, the owner of the book in 1790. This copy was poured over by Mr. Salmon. There are occasional ink spatters and a few minor notations; there is the remnant of his cup of tea splashed onto a page; and his intricate hand-drawn maps are meticulously drawn and strategically placed to reflect the nearby text. Although Mr. Salmon is not listed as an original subscriber, original subscribers include Mr. George William Anderson, editor of the folio edition of Cook's Voyages; and Mr. Arnold, author of the New History of America. This history of England and its rulers is replete with plates illustrating the rulers of every age. The section covering the reign of George II is a very important record of the Revolutionary War in America. This period is referred to in the title as "the Present Very Important Crisis". The images that illustrate this section are most important, for example, the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The American views include: "View of the Attack on Bunker's Hill with the Burning of Charles Town June 17th 1775"; "Portrait & Uniform of An American General (with) A real representation of the Dress of An American Rifle-Man"; "The American General Lee taken Prisoner by Lieutenant Colonel Harcourt of the English Army, in Morris Country, New Jersey, 1776"; the Engagement of Captn Pearson in His Majesty's Ship Serapis, with Paul Jones of the American Ship of War called the Bon Homme Richard." & "The Unfortunate Death of Major Andre.". Several of the manuscript maps are on watermarked laid paper, the watermark being a crest topped with a crown, with a bell on the suspended from it. They are strategically tipped-in to illustrate nearby text. They include: [Map of English Channel]; showing the South coast of England and the North coast of France. Plymouth is prominent on the map, the launching place of Cook's three voyages. 14 1/4 x 9". Bound into the section on the reign of George II. [Map of present day Indonesia, the Philippines & the north coast of Australia]; identifies divided New Guinea marking the Western portion as an island; Endeavour Straits recorded, Dampier's Coast, on the northwest of Western Australia; place names marked on the Philippines - Manilla, Lobo, "Negroes Island"; Borneo - C. Bad Luck, 5 interior towns marked (Borneo, Lawa, Parak, Plajow, Benjarmasser); Malacca is marked but not marking Singapore; Island of Yap next to Martyrs Group; Java includes Batavia & Japara. The Endeavour River, the site of the grounding of Cook's ship "The Endeavour" is marked, as well as Endeavour Straits. 14 1/4 x 12", folded, wove paper. Bound into the section on the reign of George III. ["New Holland"] including New Zealand and present day Indonesia. On the map of New Zealand, the creator copies the mistakes made by Cook with Banks Island and Stewart Island as part of the mainland. The South Island is called Tovaipoenammoo, the North Island called Eaheu Nomdrve. The East coast of Australia and Tasmania are joined; "New South Wales discovered 1770 by Capt. Cooke" (sic) runs parallel to the East coast. The map marks Botany Bay and Cook's geographical markings all the up the coast. On the coast of Western Australia, Dirk Hartog, Dampier & Tasman's discoveries are marked; Land of Lyons in the south west; Rottenest Island; Red Point (halfway to Shark's bay); Dirk Hartog's Island; Barren Island; Shark's Bay; Williams Bay; Trial Rocks, F. de Witts Land. "New Holland" in the middle of continent. Cook discovered the East coast of Australia in 1770, but it was not until Flinders' & Bass's circumnavigation of Tasmania in 1798 that this misrepresentation began to be corrected. The map of Australia is tipped-in in the section of the George III's reign. 16 x 12 3/4", folded, watermarked, laid paper, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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