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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Wielands Auserlesene Gedichte (7 volumes/bande)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A New Dictionary of Natural History

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

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        General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Captn. James Cook in this and his preceediing Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command, by Lieutt. Roberts of His Majesty's Royal Navy.

      London - Engraving with hand color, c. 1785. Similar to Cadell's 1784 edition, but not indicating engraver as W. Palmer and not having a plate number. The two sheets are a bit misaligned and the words General Chart have been cut off, but overall a good example. Sheet size: 22 x 37". Inventory#: p719pmat. 0

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        A short essay on the modes of defence best adapted to the situation and circumstances of this island. With An Examination of the Schemes that have been formed for the Purpose of fortifying its principal Dockyards on very extensive Plans, which are ready to be carried into Execution by his Grace the Duke of Richmond, now Master-General of the Ordnance. Addressed to the public at large, but particularly to the House of Commons, and the Independent Country Gentlemen of Great-Britain. By an officer. The second edition. WITH An Answer AND Reply.

      London : printed for G. & T. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXXXV. [1785] - [4],91,[1]p.; 8vo. With half title. BOUND WITH RICHMOND AND LENNOX, Charles Lennox, Duke of, 1735-1806. An answer to "A short essay on the modes of defence best adapted to the situation and circumstances of this island." (London : printed and sold by J. Almon, No. 183, Fleet-Street, M.DCC.LXXXV. [1785]) 68p.; 8vo. With half title. BOUND WITH [GLENIE, James.] A reply to the answer to A short essay on the modes of defence best adapted to the situation and circumstances of this island, &c. In a letter to His Grace the Duke of Richmond. (London : printed for G. & T. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXXXV. [1785]) [4],56p.; 8vo. With half title. Bound together full calf, very fine copy. An officer = James Glenie, 1750-1817. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London 1785. Karte zeigt Gibraltar mit einer Schiffsdarstellung, koloriert, Kupferstich, 46,5 x 32. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        CARTE D'UNE PARTIE DU GRAND OCEAN a l'E et S.E. de la Nouvelle Guinee pour l'intelligence do Voyage de la Fregate Espagnole la Princessa commandee par D.Franco. Antonio Maurelle. en 1781

      Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse., c.1785, French Edition.. Plate no.68. Copper engraving. Later colour. Good condition. One light and one dark spot of foxing to the upper centre. A slight, faint watermark. Size: 49 x 34 cm. (19½ x 13½ inches) Interesting chart of part of the south-western Pacific, showing the routes taken by the Spanish explorer Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle in 1781 along the northern coast of New Guinea and across the Pacific to Fiji and Tonga. Maurelle was credited with the discovery of the Hermit Islands on this voyage. The map includes the north-eastern coast of Australia, and parts of the coast of New Guinea. The map shows the 1781 route of his ship "The Princesa" through the Bismarck Archipelago north of New Guinea, through the Archipel de Salomos [i.e. Solomon Islands] and then east across the Pacific to the Iles de Amis [i.e. the Friendly Islands, now Tonga] where he discovered I. Vavao [ i.e. Vava'u] with one of the best anchorages in the South Pacific. The map includes the Iles de Navigateurs [i.e. Samoa], I. Fidji [i.e. Fiji], Iles de Esprit [i.e. Vanuatu or the New Hebrides Isles], and Nouvelle Caledonie [i.e. New Caledonia]. Many small islands are depicted with notes regarding their sightings by Abel Tasman, William Bligh and Maurelle. A note on the chart states that the publisher has placed the islands according to the longitude of other navigators, rather than on Maurelle's figures which were considered estimates only, and also, that Maurelles chart was based on a French chart by Jacques Nicolas Bellin published in 1742. The French cartographers at the time did not consider the Spanish charts to be sufficiently accurate, so they preferred to make their own corrections.

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        NEVER The TWAIN SHALL MEET. [NIGRANIA - Binding title]

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 8-7/8" x 6-1/2". Ca. late 1950s. [2], 204 ll, typed recto only. Hand inked corrections throughout. Text divided into 10 chapters.. Bound in brown half-cloth with marbled boards. Gold embossed title label to front board.. General shelf wear to binding. A VG copy of what-appears-to-be a. unique item.. The work begins: "The Government of Nigrania, it must be emphasised [sic] at the very outset, is enlightened. There can be no doubt about it. Every article in the Nigranian Herald (which is controlled by the Minister of Propaganda) makes this quite clear, and so does a little weekly paper, published in England, which is devoted to the affairs of the country. Neither can it be said that either of these is biased, because the first is edited and published by an American negro from South Carolina and the second is written, almost in its entirety, by an English woman of well- known moral scruples. Were she and her scruples less well known it is possible that the malicious and ill-informed might suspect that her views were, shall we say, tainted, by reason of the stipend she receives from the King of Nigrania, but there can be no doubt of that. Like Caesar's wife, she is above suspicion." One can't help but wonder if the name selected for the title comes from the 1785 Utopian work, GOLDEN AGE, "This you may call Nigrania: It being allotted for the Negroes to dwell there..." As in the style of 18th C. anonymous English writers, the simple substitution of "Nigrania" for Ethiopia and "Florenuova" for Addis Ababa, provides an anonymous individual, presumably English, who had obviously been long-time resident in the country, the cover for this satiric view of the African nation as seen during the post-war Haile Selassie era.The overall tone is one of white superiority & colonial condescension towards "ungrateful" natives, but, at the same time, the work is knowledgeable & informative, full of anecdotes which would have been known only to an intimate... a British Army officer perhaps or expatriate business executive.For a scholar of Ethiopian history, there is a wealth of specific detail & references within the text, which cynically discusses Ethiopian Government, social character, the Army and other military services, education, sport & natural resources, that could help to specifically date the period about which the author is writing; the date estimate offered is based on the author's present-tense reference to an "English woman of well-known moral scruples", who is, no doubt, Sylvia Pankhurst, the celebrated British suffragette who edited an English- language newspaper, "The New Times and Ethiopia News." She moved to Addis Ababa in 1956 and died there in September 1960.An laid-in note, dated 19/9/63 & written in blue ball-point on a lined leaf [4-7/8" x 3"] torn from a loose-leaf note-pad, gives the only clue as to the author; it states: "John - / A wonderfully / perceptive book. / We've relished it / hugely; we hope / that your point of / view will boost / our morale this / coming turn when / things go - Ethiopian. / B & B". An apparently unpublished, custom-bound typescript documenting the [then] current regime of an African country, by an unidentified author who, the work strongly implies, lived in-country during the milieu chronicled.

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        Voto di regal ordine profferito dal caporuota e consultore Saverio Simonetti, nel Supremo consiglio di finanze per equilibrar il peso de' donativi nel regno di Sicilia

      Napoli 1785 - Data presunta di pubbl. tra il 1784 (la data del 10 dic. 1783 e a p. 59) e il 1785 ( a p. VI si fa riferimento al vicere Caracciolo che fu in carica sino al 18.1.1786) - - in 8° - pp.VII, 182, [2], XXXVIII p., [1] c. di tav. ripieg. - Cartoncino coevo - Mancanza del dorso e diffuse fioritura alle pagine - Manca la prima bianca - Segue: Ristretto del voto del caporuota consultore Simonetti per la ripartizione de' donativi di Sicilia - Libro usato

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        La Parfaite Intelligence du Commerce

      Lami, Paris 1785 - La Parfaite Intelligence du Commerce, by Malisset d'Hertereau, 2 volumes, first edition, 1785 La Parfaite intelligence du commerce, où se trouvent les Connaissances et les Renseignemens les plus utiles à diverses Classes de Citoyens, & particulièrement aux amateurs, Négocians, Navigateurs, Commissaires, Agens, Courtiers de Commerce, Fabricans, Artisans, Commis, Gens d'affaires, &c. Le tout distribué de manière à faciliter les recherches des Lecteurs. Published Lami, Paris, 1785. Important and very scarce 2 volume set detailing Franch commerce of the period. The volumes cover modern geography, a dictionary containing useful information on 1,000 cities and places, an essential dictionary of commercial terms, and many tables and facts of all aspects of trade with detailed tables of information on commodities such as grains, gold, diamonds and the slave trade. There is a table of the slave cargo of the ship, the St Andrew. Overall a good set, but with substantial wear and damages (see photographs). The 2 volumes are both bound in contemporary speckled calf, and although not an exact match this is presumably as issued. Both volumes are signed by the author on title page. Volume 1: Cover is rubbed and worn with small pieces absent from extremities. Head and tail of spine are worn. Spine has 5 raised bands with burgundy title label and black volume label. Marbled endpapers. Text is clear but suffers from water damage to the first half of the book. xii + 732pp + ii. Volume 2: Cover is rubbed and worn with small pieces absent from extremities. Head and tail mof spine are worn away considerably. Spine has 5 raised bands with tan title label and green volume label. Plain endpapers. Text is actually very good overall save for minor worming to various pages. 500pp + xii + 64pp. Dimensions: Volume 1: 212mm high x 135mm wide x 55mm deep Volume 2: 215mm high x 142mm wide x 55mm deep. More photos on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Icones Piscium Austriae Indigenorum quos collegit vivisque coloribus expressos.

      - Vienna, sumtibus Editoris/ apud Wapplerum Bibliopolam, 1785-1790. Decuria I-IV (of V). With 4 handcoloured engraved vignettes of fishing scenes on titles and 40 superb handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (parts 1-3) and blue blind wrappers (part 4). Achille Valenciennes' copy of one of the rarest and most beautiful publications on fishes. The work describes the indigenous fishes of Austria. A fifth part was published with 10 plates in 1794. The plates are after drawings by J. Lachenbauer and Martin Sedelmayer and engraved by Fr. Assner. Sedelmeyer was one of Nicolaus Jos. Jacquin's favourite artists. The colouring of the plates is outstanding using body colours heightened with gum arabic.On the inside of the frontcover the following is written: 'Pour Monsieur Valenciennes aide- naturaliste au Musée d'histoire naturelle au Jardin des Plantes à Paris'. Valenciennes was a famous French ichthyologist.Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 95; Dean II, 126. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Whole Book of Psalms. (containing 3 collected volumes in one bind).

      Cambridge. John Archdeacon Printer to the University 1785 - Presume 1st Edition. VG. HB. Quality rebind full black leather covered boards, front cover has blind impressed cross, and single line blind impressed border. Vertical spine title gilt, with 5 raised bands each with single line gilt band above and below. New quality end papers expertly fitted, cream. 31cm x 21cm tall. (Heavy 700g). All 3 volumes unpaginated. The first volume title page is as follows, "The Whole Book of Psalms collected into English Metre and conferred with the Hebrew, set forth and allowed to be sung in all churches, of all the people together, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer; and also before and after Sermons; and moreover in private houses, for their godly Solace and Comfort; laying apart all ungodly Songs and Ballads, which tend only to the nourishing of Vice, and corrupting of Youth", followed by 2 texts. Pages lightly age browned and some foxing, text however is very clear. At the end of the 150th Psalm, follows Veni Creator. Te Deum, The Benedictus, The Magnificat and The Apostles Creed. The Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments. A Hymn before Sermon. The Petition, a further Hymn before Sermon. A Thanksgiving after the Receiving of the Lord's Supper. The Humble Suit of a Sinner, and the Lamentation of a Sinner. The Gloria Patri. A Table of the Psalms. Followed by a Form of Prayer to be used in private houses, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and a Prayer to be said before a man begins his work. Prayers are offered up at each Sunday Service for His Majesty King George, Queen Charlotte and George Prince of Wales. (1751). This is the final page of the first volume, and is marked 'The End'. The second volume pages are more heavily age browned than volume I, and with some foxing, but text is still clearly readable. Title page is as follows, 'The Contents of This Book' An Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer and Service in the Church and Administration of the Sacraments, Primo Elizabethae. This first page is heavily aged in the margins and has some light ink markings, however the text is still clearly readable. Next is a table of Proper Lessons to be read on Holy Days, followed by a table of Proper Lessons to be read on Sundays throughout the year, there then follows a Calendar with a separate page for each month of the year, with the lessons for each day of the month. Next are Tables and Rules for moveable and immovable Feasts, together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence, and a Table to find Easter Day from the present (1751) to 1899 inclusive, next a Table of the Moveable Feasts for Fifty-Two Years; The Order for Morning Prayer Daily throughout the Year. Prayers, Litany, Thanksgiving Prayers, and the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels to be used throughout the year, and a section for special days such as Advent and Christmas, and several Saints Days. The page for Tuesday of Whit-sun Week has a small piece missing within the text. This is followed by The Order of the Adminstration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion, Baptism, Confirmation, Matrimony, the Visitation of the Sick, The Order of the Burial of the Dead, The Churching of Women after Childbirth, and a Commination. This final page of volume 2 is marked 'The End' . Volume 3. Title page. 'The Psalter or Psalms of David pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches, and noted for morning and evening prayer on each day of each month, for 30 days, (note there are no prayers designated for a 31st day). In this volume the ageing is mainly to the margins, pages quite clean with some foxing, and very clearly readable. Then follows a selection of Prayers to be used daily at Sea, these are also to be used by His Majesty's Navy every day, and Prayers to be used after a Victory or Deliverance from an Enemy. Next comes a form of prayer to be used as Thanksgiving for the deliverance of King James I from Gunpowder Treason. Prayer with fasting for the Martyrdom of King Charles. A Prayer for the Restitution of the King and Royal Family on the 29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principios del orden esencial de la naturaleza. nuevo sistema filosófico

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1785 - [6], XXXVIII-300 p.Encuadernación de época en pleno tafilete rojo, greca dorada en ambos planos, lomo liso, adornos dorados y tejuelo verde, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados.Los Principios del orden esencial de la naturaleza constituyen un gran compendio de filosofía y sin duda se trata de la obra fundamental de su pensamiento filosófico, encaminada a justificar las bases morales, políticas y religiosas de la sociedad. La obra pone de manifiesto la conjunción armónica entre las principales disciplinas del hombre.Dedicado a José Moñino, conde de Floridablanca, ofrece un conjunto armónico de metafísica, cosmología y ética, siguiendo una técnica cartesiana.Perfecto ejemplar, limpio y con cuidada encuadernación de época en tafilete, de perfecta y bella ejecución. Exlibris de Antonio Cánovas del Castillo en la guarda superior. Palau, 221274

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        EL DERECHO PUBLICO CRIMINAL. Traducido al castellano, ilustrado con notas, y concordado con las Leyes penales de la Iglesia, de Castilla, Cataluña, las del Exercito, y la Armada por

      - Doble portada, en la primera pone: "Las leyes criminales de España en su orden natural", primera parte, Barcelona, Bernardo Pla, 1785, la siguiente da los datos de la obra de Domat. 11x15, 18 hojas, 190 págs. Encuadernado en pergamino. Perfecto estado. (53055).

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        Uranoscopus Scaber. The Persian.

      Berlin. 1785-97. - Mounted size: 570 x 410 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. Marcus Éliéser Bloch was born in 1723 in Anspach. He spent the earlier part of his career as a physician, studying intestinal worms. It was not until the age of 57, that Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set himself the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations of the species known to him. His first work focused on German fish and was entirely original, based on his own observations, reliable and thorough. His study of foreign fishes, however, was based on the works of others. Thus it was subject to many of the misconceptions that filtered through the great body of travel literature during the 18th century - presenting a range of illustrations with exacting accuracy on one hand or enticing imagination on the other. Bloch worked with a number of artists. Bloch's work is much sought after, and has endured to the extent that there are several editions of his work still in print today. "Okonomische Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Auslandischen Fische", published in Berlin, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grammatical Institutes: Or, an Easy Introduction to Dr. Lowth's English Grammar: designed for the use of schools, and to lead young gentlemen and ladies, into the knowledge of the first principles of the English language

      Isaiah Thomas, Worcester MA 1785 - 12mo., pp. xxii + [23]-196; contemporary sheep, worn; morocco spine label gilt, faded and dulled; contemporary ink ownership signatures to front endpaper; scattered foxing; joints starting; a good, sound copy. New edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. Attractively printed on sturdy rag paper with wood engraved head-pieces at beginning of each section. Highly popular grammar by John Ash (1724-1779), first published 1761 in England and reprinted more than fifty times by 1800. Presumed first American edition, reprinted from a London edition, was New York 1774. Especially uncommon in trade. WorldCat locates 14 copies. $1650.00. Hard Cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Prayers and meditations, composed by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and published from his manuscripts, by George Strahan, A.M. The second edition."

      London: for T. Cadell. 1785. "8vo, pp. xv, [1], 233, [1] ads; contemporary full red straight-grain morocco, ornate gilt border on covers incorporating flowers and berries, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine; very good. Fleeman notes that 1,000 copies were printed. Includes a Preface to the first edition of 1785, and adds three additional Prayers printed here for the first time, those of April 24, 25,l and May 6, ""composed by me on the death of my Wife, and reposited among her Memorials, May 8, 1752"" (pp. 10-15). At the end of his life, in 1784, Johnson had given the manuscripts to Strahan to publish, but Strahan censored passages where Johnson had expressed anxiety and uncertainty over his Christian belief. Strahan published what amounted to an expurgated edition in 1785. Chapman & Hazen, p. 163; Courtney & Smith, p. 159; Fleeman 85.8PM/3."

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        Bibliothek der Schweizer-Geschichte und aller Theile, so dahin Bezug haben.

      Hallerschen Buchhandlung, Bern, 1785-88. - 122 X 205 mm. 7 tomes, y compris la table des matières générale, reliés cartonnage d'attente avec pièce de titre en papier au dos. Plus de 4100 pp. Nom ancien de possesseur écrit à la plume sur garde, ex-libris gravé de Edouard Béguelin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Trad. Jacques Gibelin. Libr. Cuchet. París, 1785 - . 21,5 cm. XLVIII-432 pág. Enc. en pergamino, tejuelo. * El irlandés Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) realizó sus estudios superiores en Francia, donde comenzó a demostrar cierto interés por la química. Regresó a Irlanda en 1755 y, en 1777, se estableció en Londres, donde pasó diez años y se ganó una reputación como científico. En 1787 publicó Essay on Phlogiston and the Constitution of Acids, su obra más conocida. Dedicó también mucho tiempo al estudio de la meteorología e ideó una tabla que mostraba la temperatura de cada una de las latitudes entre el ecuador y los polos. Elements of Mineralogy fue el primer trabajo sistemático sobre mineralogía en inglés y la obra más importante del tema en el siglo XVIII junto a la de Widennman, y pronto se tradujo al francés y al español. La obra se divide en cuatro partes: tierras y piedras; sustancias salinas; sustancias inflamables; sustancias metálicas y un apéndice dedicado a las observaciones geológicas. Es también autor de Thoughts on Magnetism y de una obra que recoge sus puntos de vista acerca de la aurora boreal. Kirwan pasa por ser el introductor del estudio de la geología, la meteorología y la mineralogía en Irlanda, donde llevó a cabo varios experimentos. En total, dejó unos treinta y ocho ensayos dedicados a la meteorología, la química pura y aplicada, la geología, el magnetismo y la filología. En 1782 ganó la medalla de cobre dela Royal Society, de la que fue nombrado miembro en 1780. Cuatro años después fue elegido miembro extranjero de la Real Academia de Ciencias de Suecia. En 1799 fue nombrado presidente de la Royal Irish Academy, cargo que conservó hasta su muerte, y en 1801 fue elegido presidente de la Dublin Library Society. mineralogía. siglo XVIII Geologia, mineralogia, volcans i seismes Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel théologique en forme de dictionnaire.

      - Au Vatican, De l'Imprimerie du Conclave, 1785. 2 vol. petit in-12, LIV-185, 240 pp., demi veau glacé moderne, plats papier à la cuve (manque p. de faux-titre au t. 2). Ex-libris manus. à la plume en p. de titre. Importantes variantes et additions par rapport à la Théologie portative. Très rare édition, dont Vercruysse mettait l'existence en doute. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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      1785 - A Montauban, chez Cazaméa et à Paris, chez Moutard, 1785. Trois volumes in-8 (130 X 200) basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison veau marron, encadrement de filet noir sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : titre, (2) ff., XVI-456 pages, (1) f. (errata) ; Tome II : 460 pages (dont titre), (1) f. (errata), (1) f. blanc ; Tome III : titre, 300 pages & "Histoire du siège de Montauban", faux-titre, II pages (préface), 168 pages, (3) ff. Cernes de mouillure claire à quelques feuillets du tome III. EDITION ORIGINALE, complétée par l'abbé Teulière jusqu'en 1784. Elle contient dans le troisième volume l'"Histoire du siège de Montauban" (168 pages). Jean de CATHALA-COTURE (Montauban, 1711-1782), avocat et historien, s'est particulièrement intéressé à l'histoire de la province du Quercy. Il figure parmi les premiers membres de la toute jeune société littéraire fondée par Lefranc de Pompignan. Il participe activement aux travaux des académiciens où il devient le spécialiste de l'histoire des grands hommes de sa province. Il mérite d'être signalé pour sa curiosité précoce envers la "langue gasconne" et ses écrivains, s'intéressant à des auteurs occitans tels Ramon Jordan ou Jean de Valès. (Maurières et Passerat, 80). BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cette édition peu fréquente en pleine reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Ed. John Boydell. Londres, s.a. (c. 1785 - ). 28,5 cm. 2 h., 50 lám. calcográficas grabadas por Spilsbury que reproducen las gemas antiguas de las colecciones del conde Percy, C. F. Greville y y T. M. Slade. Enc. en media piel algo deslucida, nervios, puntas, lomera cuajada, cortes dorados. Puntos de óxido. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. * Primera y única edición que se publicó por partes entre marzo de 1781 y diciembre de 1784. Según parece, existe cierta controversia en relación a la autoría de los grabados, pues mientras Sinkankas atribuyen la obra a John Spilsbury (c. 1730-1795) Sloman la vincula a su hermano Jonathan en el "Dictionary of National Biography", en el cual dice que "Jonathan siguió en este proyecto la fórmula empleada casi veinte años antes por Thomas Worlidge en su ‘Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems’ y utilizó una técnica a la punta seca al estilo Rembrandt". Brunet V, 491. Sinkankas 6289. gemas, arte clásico, piedras preciosas Arts aplicades, mobles, vidre, ceràmica, art ornamental Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 inglés

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        Vollständige Anzeigen und unpartheiische Beurtheilung der neuesten juristischen Literatur für das Jahr 1784. Herausgegeben in Gesellschaft verschiedener, besonders Mainzer Rechtsgelehrten. 1. u. 3. Theil (v. 4). 2 Bände

      Mainz, Wailandt 1785 (- 1786) - Franz Joseph Hartleben (1740-1808) lehrte Zivilrecht in Mainz und war dort ab 1772 Syndicus. In weitern Kreisen hat er sich einen Namen gemacht durch seine Meditationes ad Pandectas , Francof. 1778?1781 und durch die Herausgabe der Neuesten juristischen Litteratur für die Jahre 1784?1787 mit Fortsetzungen für die Jahre 1787?1789, und für das Jahr 1791. Gleich der Mehrzahl der Mainzer Professoren gehörte H. der liberalen Richtung an; in der s. g. Lesegesellschaft, die man oft als Fortsetzung der früheren Illuminatengesellschaft und als die Propaganda revolutionärer Bewegungen bezeichnet hat, bekleidete er die Stelle eines Directors. (ADB 10, 667 ff.). - Sauberes gut erhaltenes Exemplar 1 gestoch. Frontispiz-Porträt v. H. Cöntgen, 8 Bl., 520 S.; 10 Bl., 672 Seiten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland, From A.D. 1536, to 1784. With Historical and Critical Remarks. Quarto

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author; By William Smellie, 1785. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled, a bit rubbed and scraped and unevenly faded, yet an appealing, attractive copy First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to Scots criminal law, collected and examined by Arnot, himself an advocate, with chapters on treason and murder, piracy, incest, adultery, blasphemy and witchcraft, among others

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        Fig:1, Gymnotus Brachiurus. Fig:2, Gymnotus Carapo.

      Marcus Elieser Bloch. Ichthyologie. 1785-97 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 36.5 x 19 cm. (14½ x 7½ inches). Mounted size 56 x 40cm. Fine condition. Marcus Éliéser Bloch was born in 1723 in Anspach. He spent the earlier part of his career as a physician, studying intestinal worms. It was not until the age of 57, that Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set himself the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations of the species known to him. His first work focused on German fish and was entirely original, based on his own observations, reliable and thorough. His study of foreign fishes, however, was based on the works of others. Thus it was subject to many of the misconceptions that filtered through the great body of travel literature during the 18th century - presenting a range of illustrations with exacting accuracy on one hand or enticing imagination on the other. Bloch worked with a number of artists. Bloch's work is much sought after, and has endured to the extent that there are several editions of his work still in print today. Engraved by SCHMIDT, Ludewig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte des Isles Sandwich. (Insert map:) Plan de la Baye de Karakakooa.

      Paris, 1785. From the first French edition of the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage, 46 x 27,5 cm, uncoloured. Engraved by Robert Benard. KEYWORDS:isles sandwich

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        Plan de la Ville des Rades et des Environs du Port-au-Prince dans l'Isle Saint Domingue

      Paris 1785 - Size : 275x340 (mm), 10.875x13.375 (Inches), Black & White

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      - A Paris. Hotel de Thou. 1785. (4pp.).+1 grabado+ 86 grabados calcográficos, algunos de ellos a doble página, desplegables (falta pl. 53). Ex Libris de J. Mazuel. 27 x 22 cm. Enc. holandesa con puntas, rozada y agrietada. VIAJES-ATLAS

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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.

      1785 - 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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        Storia Delle Immaginazioni Stravaganti Del Sig. Oufle. ( History of the Outlandish Imagination of Mr. Oufle) 2 Vols Bound as 1

      Nella Stamperia Di Giammar, Bassaglia, Venezia 1785 - Italian text . 558 pages, i.e. vol one 300 pages + title Page & illustrated page opp title, & vol two 256 pages inc.title Page & illustrated page opp title. Binding Very good , rebound within last 80 years, some minor dirt to spine .Contents mostly Good & tight, most pages clean with a few pages with minor foxing or staining, & a few edge tears (about 5 only) & about 4 pages with finger edge loss ( no loss of text) a good strong printing. to 1st endpage is decorative bookplate of prev owner & to back endpage is something, poss in French about the book. .No other complete copy found for sale at time of listing . 11 x 17cm Approx [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bell's Shakspere (20 volumes)

      John Bell 1785-1786, London - Sextodecimo [15 cm] Green leather. All edges gilt. Gilt rolled edges. Marbled endsheets. The majority of the volumes are in good or very good condition. The extremities are rubbed, mildly darkened, and occasionally mottled and discolored. The spines are sunned, and the corners of the covers are gently bumped. The pages at the beginning and end (including the frontispieces) are foxed. The endsheets are darkened at the edges. Several of the frontispiece tissue guards are absent. Two of the volumes have a previous owner's initials stamped in ink on the front flyleaves. Browned pages. Very sporadic foxing or damp staining on the pages. Under a dozen pages have minor contemporary markings in the margins. The text blocks of six of the volumes are cracked multiple times. Volume 1 is in fair condition only. The text block has almost completely come away from the covers. The front free endsheet of this volume is only hanging on by a thread, and there are faint erased scribbles on the flyleaves. The leather at the head of the spine of volume 2 is lightly chipped. The fore edge of the front cover of volume 4 has a discolored stain, that measures 3 and 1/2 inches long by 3/4 " wide. The pages at the beginning of volumes 7 and 19 are partially detached. The front flyleaf and frontispiece page of volume 20 are completely detached, but present. Printed Complete from the Text of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens, and revised from the last editions. With steel engraved illustrations. From the text - "This arrangement of Shakspere's Plays is made with a view to their respective merits after an enthusiastic perusal of them all.- The first five volumes contain the most wonderful of the Author's productions: the ensuing five volumes, though inferior to the first, would have ensured him immortality. There appears sufficient reason for bringing together in the third Class those Plays which relate to English History." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Much Ado About Nothing: Hamlet:: Romeo & Juliet

      JOHN BELL, LONDON 1785 - boards are chipped and rubbed, pages foxed and browned, back cover loose DATE PUBLISHED: 1785 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Schloß, "le chateau de Coblence du cote du Rhin".

      . Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1785, 17,3 x 28. Seltenes Blatt. - Zeigt die Rheinseite des Schlosses.

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