The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1785

        Troisieme Voyage De Cook

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

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: LA MORINIE]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Orlando Furioso. Translated from the Italian . with Notes: by John Hoole. In Five Volumes. Vol. I [-V]. Second edition.

      Printed for George Nicol 1785 - 5 vols., with 7 engraved plates, 1 engraved by William Blake, 2 after Angelica Kauffman, some browning, especially the plates, and water-staining in vol. I and at the beginniong of vol. ii, pp. [iv], cxxi, 299; [i], 452; [i], 427; [i], 440; [i], 322, vi, [108], 8vo, contemporary half dark blue calf, corners slightly worn, very good The Blake plate is here used as the frontispiece to vol. iii, although lettered vol. 3 p. 164. Six is the number of plates called for. Hoole, on the strength of earlier translations known as ‘Tasso’ Hoole, was a friend of Dr. Johnson, and in the Postscript Hoole acknowledges Johnson’s good wishes. (Keynes 96; Bentley and Nurmi 417B; Essick (1991) XII)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Patzer & Trenkle]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Atlas, Einzelunternehmen]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 12.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        ESPECTACULO DE LA NATURALEZA (1785)

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
 13.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Toxikologie oder Lehre von den Giften und Gegengiften

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

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
 15.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: PAGE ONE TOO]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in que Ullustratur Singulare.

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Patzer & Trenkle]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        EXPERIMENTS ON AIR

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

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson

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

      [Bookseller: Tombland Bookshop]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785-1858). Signiertes Gedichtsmanuskript.

      . 0 S.. Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785-1858), Schriftstelller, Journalist, Diplomat, Historiograph und Literaturkritiker, zentrale Gestalt des literarischen Berlin seiner Zeit. Eigh. Manuskript mit 2 Gedichten, beide signiert "K. A. Varnhagen" 11/4 S. 8vo. O. O. u. J. "Zueignung" (4 Strophen zu je 4 Zeilen) und "Ernst und Scherz. Sonett" (14 Zeilen). "Wo nur der Dichter weilte / Erblüht die rege Flur, / Ob dann er fern enteilte, / Es bleibt des Frühlings Spur ...". Am Schluß ebenso signiert wie das sogleich anschließende, etwas seltsame Sonett über das Theater: "In dumpfem Stall ward einst Christus geboren, / Die harte Krippe dient' ihm statt der Wiegen; / So mußt' er nackt in stiller Demuth liegen, / Doch ward erkannt der Gott von den drei Mohren. - Aus Kinderstuben, schmutzigen Komtoren / Bricht so in Demuth theatral'sch Vergnügen, / Muß sich in ein erdgleich Theater fügen, / Doch ist sein Ruf auf immer nicht verloren ...". Wohl für die Verbreitung in einer Zeitschrift oder einem Salon geschrieben.

      [Bookseller: Kunst- und Buchantiquariat Graphem]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        (Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook, le Janvier 1779)

      [Paris]: [chez Isabey], circa, 1785. Engraving, 300 x 220 mm (image size), early proof plate without caption, mounted; fine. Early proof of the French version. A fine early proof copy of the French version of Webber's famous image, before the caption has been added. The general tone is light; in later forms the print will appear darker. This version is quite striking. The official account of Cook's third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added 'Mort de Cook' plate. Nonetheless, as in England, there was tremendous interest in Webber's scene, and this accomplished engraving was issued by Claude-Mathieu Fessard, a prominent French engraver and book artist. This interim proof does not have any imprint details, but Joppien & Smith confirm that the finished print was sold by Isabey, in the rue de Ge?vre, Paris. The final print, as published, would include a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption (the print itself was dedicated to Bougainville). A copy of the finished engraving is in the Nan Kivell Collection at the National Library of Australia (NK6565). Beddie knew two copies, in the Mitchell and Dixson collections of the State Library of New South Wales. D.P. Dodd, John Webber and George Carter all produced successful graphic versions, but it is those by John Webber (the official artist on the voyage) and George Carter which became the most familiar and enduring.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook, le Janvier 1779

      [Paris]: [chez Isabey]., n.d. but circa, 1785. Engraving, 300 x 220 m (image size), "Fessard" and "Webber" present as faint scratch signatures only; some browning, but fine and mounted, evidently disbound at some point, with fragments of old thick paper bordering the edges on the reverse. Proof before caption. A further near-final proof of the French version before the complete caption has been added and with names in scratch proof form only. The official account of Cook's third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added 'Mort de Cook' plate. Nonetheless, as in England, there was tremendous interest in Webber's scene, and this accomplished engraving was issued by Claude-Mathieu Fessard, a prominent French engraver and book artist. This interim proof does not have any imprint details, but Joppien & Smith confirm that the finished print was sold by Isabey, in the rue de Ge?vre, Paris. The final print, as published, included a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption, while the print itself was dedicated to Bougainville. A copy of the finished engraving is known in the Nan Kivell Collection at the National Library of Australia (NK6565). Beddie knew two copies, in the Mitchell and Dixson collections of the State Library of New South Wales. A similar proof issue is held in the Bibliothèque Nationale.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Description of the Library at Merly in the County of Dorset. Description de la Bibliothèque de Merly dans le Comté de Dorset

      Title with large engraved allegorical vignette & 25 engraved plates (seven are double-page, many folding). Parallel texts in English & French. 2 p.l., 14 pp. Large folio, cont. marbled boards (rebacked & recornered, some foxing), orig. red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for the Author by John Nichols, 1785. First illustrated edition. This privately printed and remarkable work is a splendid record of probably the most magnificent private library building constructed in England in the 18th century. Ralph Willet (1719-95), after inheriting the family's West Indian estates, devoted his life to scholarship, botany, and the collecting of books and pictures. He formed a very rich library, strong in incunabula, travel, botany, topography, and architecture. To properly house these books, Willet constructed a library room for his house at Merly. "Few collectors can have given more thought to the creation of a fitting casket for their treasures...The room was 84 feet long 23 feet wide, and 23 feet high, of which 5 feet, six inches were coving. The bookcases, 13 feet 4 inches high, were of carved mahogany, enriched with a complete Ionic order. The top of each bookcase was flanked with busts, and in the centre was an ornamental scroll inscribed with the subject contained in that case, crowned by the lamp of science with the motto 'Non Extinguatur'... "But it was the plasterwork of cove and ceiling which made this unique among Georgian libraries. Thought up by Willet and executed by a 'Mr. Collins', the theme was nothing less than the origin and progress of civilization... "This masterpiece of Georgian architecture, in which Willet and Collins were assisted by Banks and 'Athenian' Stuart...existed for little more than 40 years, for the library wing was pulled down by Willett's nephew, a few years after the books were sold in 1813."-Alan G. Thomas, "Ralph Willet of Merly" in The Book Collector (1963), pp. 439-448 (see the article for a very detailed description of the library's decorations). An unillustrated edition appeared, limited to 200 copies, in 1776. Very good copy. Contemporary bookplate with interlocking monogram "N.C." (?) below the coronet of an English Marquess. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        FILOSOFIA DEL ESPIRITU Y DEL CORAZON

      Benito Cano - Madrid. 1785. Libro 2º y 3º. 4h+99Pág+2h+159Pág.22x16. Pergamino. La Obra completa son 4 tomos. Muy buen estado. Ref 8.7 Biblioteca DOT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 27.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Früchte der Einsamkeit, in Gedanken und Maximen über den menschlichen Lebenswandel. Aus dem Englischen. Tübingen: Cotta, 1785.

      - First German edition of Penn's Some Fruits of Solitude, in Reflections and Maxims relating to the conduct of Human Life (1693), and its sequel More Fruits of Solitude (1702). These two collections of numbered aphorisms have been reprinted many times over the centuries. Most recently, J.K. Rowling chose aphorism number 131 from the later collection as one of the two epigraphs (the other is from Aeschylus) to the final book in her Harry Potter series: 'Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas'. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, xii, [iv], 208 pp., contemporary marbled boards with wear and some loss to spine, later engraved portrait of Penn pasted inside front board, sellotape over closed tears to A3 and A4, spotting and browning, isolated underlining and pencil marginalia, a sound copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Memoires sur les Turcs et les Tartares. 4 parts + cinquieme partie: Observations ciritques sur les memoires... in 1 volume.

      Amsterdam, no printer, 1785.. circa 19,5 x 13,5 cm. XXXIV, 146; 160; 133; 112; 109 pp. Contemporary half-calf with richly gilt spine. Atabey 1227; cf Blackmer 1667: "His memoirs had a great success; they provide objective information and a new unromantic view of the Ottoman Empire". - The octavo edition of the famous work on Turkey and the Tatars by the Baron Tott, an agent of Hungarian descent in French service. Tott s work is the first extensive description of the Crimean Tatars. - In the appendix (printed here as part 5 and to our knowledge unrecorded by the bibliographers, including Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister 1127) his views of the Turks are being critizised by Peyssonnel, who considered the Ottoman Empire an important ally of the French. - Nice copy, minor browning, first title with a small marginal tear, a little rubbed. Mostly crisp and in a decorative binding. The fifth part by Peyssonnel is rare!.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A New System of Husbandry. From many years Experience, with Tables shewing the Expence and Profit of each Crop. That a Farm of a 150 Acres will clear 402l, 4s. sterl. a Year. How to stock Farms to the best Advantage, How the Crops are to follow each other by Way of Rotation. Of Trench-Ploughing, shewing how to raise good Crops without Manure. On Rearing, Breeding, and a new discovered Cheap Food for Cattle. Of Cabbage and Turnip Husbandry. Of the Naked Wheat, with many other new discovered Grains and Grasses suitable for the Land and Climate of America. Also shewing the great profit of Rabbit Warrens, and how to stock them. A Farmer's and Kitchen Garden Calendar. Of all Sorts of Manures, Marls, Clays, Sands, &c. A new invented Thrashing Floor. Also many chosen Receipts in Physic and Surgery, for the Human Species, and others for the cure of all Sorts of Cattle. To which are annexed a few Hints humbly offered for the perusal of the Legislators of America

      Folding printed table in Vol. I. (with a short tear). 9 p.l., iv, [17]-364 pp.; 4 p.l., [5]-368 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. sheep (rubbed, occasional browning), spines gilt, red leather lettering pieces on spines. Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, 1785. First American edition of the most substantial agricultural text yet published in the United States; it was published during Varlo's unsuccessful sojourn in America (see below). Varlo (ca. 1725-ca. 1795), was an agriculturist and inventor of a number of agricultural machines. The present book was first published in York in 1770. "In 1784, while he was living in Sloane Square, in London, Varlo became involved in a somewhat ludicrous episode. He had bought papers and charters supposedly granted by Charles I to Sir Edward Plowden, entitling him to colonize New Albion (later New Jersey) in America. This attempt at colonization had failed and in Charles II's reign the charter was superseded by a new grant to the duke of York. Armed with his papers (which were probably forgeries), Varlo went out to the American colonies in 1784 hoping to be recognized as governor of the province of New Jersey and to take over one-third of the territory. The case was tried before the colonial courts, but Varlo's claim was dismissed...Before returning to England he travelled for a year through New England, Maryland, and Virginia (where he met George Washington)."-ODNB. The present American edition has been significantly revised. The preliminary leaves in the first volume vary from copy to copy: this has six preliminary leaves of subscribers, four for Philadelphia and two for Boston and other parts of New England. Some browning but a nice set. ❧ Evans 19338. Rink, Technical America, 1100. Sabin 98636. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A View of part of the Fort of Lutteefpoor

      J. Wells, London 1785 - Aquatint, printed in two or more colours, coloured by hand to resemble watercolour, by Hodges. A fine print from the very rare hand-coloured issue of Hodges' "Select Views in India", the pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India. This fine image resulted from Hodges' six year stay in India under the patronage of Warren Hastings and was published in three separate forms: uncoloured, uncoloured proof or hand-coloured to resemble the original drawing, as here. The image was were printed lightly in a single operation using two (sepia and blue) or more colours applied to a single plate, these prints were then coloured by hand (probably by Hodges himself) with great freedom but with careful attention being paid to achieving a depth of colour and shading only possible through the repeated over-painting of contrasting pigments. The print therefore retains much of the idiosyncratic vibrancy of the original watercolour. Born in London the son of a smith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley's drawing school, where in his spare time he managed to learn drawing. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook's published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea Island experiences, and in 1778 he left for India, where he worked under the patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings (1732-1818) and remained in India for about six years, experiencing at first hand one of the most important periods in the establishment of British supremacy in India. On his return to England in 1784 he set about the publication of 'Select Views in India.' Its appearance would have caused a sensation , as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before (Humboldt cited the Hodges views as one of the inducements which led him to travel). Hodges thereafter continued to paint and to exhibit at the Royal Academy, but did not manage to achieve the heights that he reached with his Indian views. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Brunet III, 242; cf. Lowndes II, p.1079; cf. Tooley 264. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Geographisk Oplysning til Cartet over det sydlige Norge i trende Afdeelinger.

      . Uddragen og samlet af de bedste, til Cartet brugte, locale Efterretninger og Hielpe-Midler. Kbhvn. 1785. Med 2 udfoldelige tabeller. (8) + 298 + (1) s. Samt. hlvldr. St.p.t. * Bibl. Dan. III, 843..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Gentleman's Magazine: And Historical chronicle, Volume LV for the Year MDCCLXXXV, Part the First and Part the Second ----- Two Volumes Set , with Historical Spelled as Hiftorical

      London New York: Printed By John Nichols for David Henry , 1785. Two parts of volume LV. 1036 pages plus indexes in both volumes, supplemet, conttinuous pages numeration. Illustrated with numerous fold outs and plates. Two plates in part first has edge wear ( see picture ). Beside that text blocks are tightly bound, hint of aging ( foxing ) on pages, but not excessive as fort the age of books. 1/4 genuine lbrown leather bound volumes with matching leather corners on boards and marbeled boards. Light rubbing on leather corners of boards, spines have only faint touchof shelf wear, really light as for the age of books. Five raised rings on spines, gold titling on back background plates on spines of books. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alexandria Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Kandide, Oder die beste Welt

      Christian Friedrich Himburg, Berlin 1785 - Titelvignette und 5 Kupferstiche von Eberhard Siegfried Henne nach Daniel Chodowiecki gestochen.Sander 1995 (1. und 2.Auflage);Rümann 1188 (1.-4. Auflage). Original Ledereinband auf fünf Bünden mit floralen Goldverzierungen auf dem Rücken.Papier durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt sehr schöne und seltene Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Essai sur l\'application de l\'analyse â?¡ la probabilitÃ? des dÃ?cisions

      Ã¬The First Large-Scale Attempt to Apply Mathematics to Knowledge of Human PhenomenaîCONDORCET, [Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat], Marquis de. Essai sur líapplication de líanalyse â?¡ la probabilitÃ? des dÃ?cisions rendues â?¡ la pluralitÃ? des voix. Paris: De líImprimerie Royale, 1785.First edition.â? Quarto. [2], cxci, [1, blank], 304 pp. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces.Contemporary French mottled calf, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers, all edges red. First and last few pages browned at edges, . gathering K is browned a Q and 2G is toned. Otherwise, very good and very scarce.ìCondorcetís most significant and fruitful endeavor was in a field entirely new at the time. The subject was one that departed from the natural sciences and mathematics but nevertheless showed the way toward a scientific comprehension of human phenomena, taking the empirical approach of natural science as its inspiration and employing mathematics as its tool. Condorcet called this new science ësocial mathematics.í It was apparently intended to comprise...a statistical description of society, a theory of political economy inspired by the Physiocrats, and a combinatorial theory of intellectual processes. The great work on the voting process, published in 1785, is related to the latter. Condorcet there sought to construct a scheme for an electoral body the purpose of which would be to determine the truth about a given subject by the process of voting and in which each elector would have the same chance of voicing the truth...No doubt the results obtained in the Essai díapplication de líanalyse were modest ones. ëIn almost all cases,í Condorcet said, ëthe results are in conformity with what simple reason would have dictated; but it is so easy to obscure reason by sophistry and vain subtleties that I should feel rewarded if I had only founded a single useful truth on a mathematical demonstrationí (Essai, p. ii). One must nevertheless recognize, in this work...the first large-scale attempt to apply mathematics to knowledge of human phenomenaî (D.S.B.).Brunet VI, col. 472.HBS 66958.$7,500

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC ]
 35.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook, le Janvier 1779)

      [chez Isabey], circa, [Paris] 1785 - Engraving, 300 x 220 mm (image size), early proof plate without caption, mounted; fine. Early proof of the French version. A fine early proof copy of the French version of Webber's famous image, before the caption has been added. The general tone is light; in later forms the print will appear darker. This version is quite striking. The official account of Cook's third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added 'Mort de Cook' plate. Nonetheless, as in England, there was tremendous interest in Webber's scene, and this accomplished engraving was issued by Claude-Mathieu Fessard, a prominent French engraver and book artist. This interim proof does not have any imprint details, but Joppien & Smith confirm that the finished print was sold by Isabey, in the rue de Ge?vre, Paris. The final print, as published, would include a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption (the print itself was dedicated to Bougainville). A copy of the finished engraving is in the Nan Kivell Collection at the National Library of Australia (NK6565). Beddie knew two copies, in the Mitchell and Dixson collections of the State Library of New South Wales. D.P. Dodd, John Webber and George Carter all produced successful graphic versions, but it is those by John Webber (the official artist on the voyage) and George Carter which became the most familiar and enduring. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Folle JournÃ?e, ou Le Mariage de Figaro

      With the Suppressed Plates by NaudetBEAUMARCHAIS, [Pierre Augustin Caron de]. La Folle JournÃ?e, ou le Mariage de Figaro, ComÃ?die en Cinq Actes, en Prose. Paris: de líImprimerie de la SociÃ?tÃ? LittÃ?raireñTypographique, chez Ruault, 1785.First edition, second printing. Royal octavo. [li], 199 pp. plus the errata leaf and five engravings by SaintñQuentin. Together with the excessively rare suppressed suite of engravings by Naudet laid in at end.Full 19th century red morocco decoratively stamped in gilt; gilt board edges and dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Faint foxing, primarily to preliminary and terminal leaves. An extremely attractive copy. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco clamshell case.The suite of five engravings by Naudet was executed for an edition which was never printed, and the plates were subsequently suppressed. They are especially rare when seen with their full margins, as here.Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchaisí masterpiece, influenced French literature by reviving the ìcomedy of intrigue,î which had declined since MoliÃ?re. In addition, Le Mariage de Figaro was one of the first plays which fully incorporated Diderotís theories of acting and stageñcraft.ìIn 1784, the year of its first performance, it was repeated sixtyñsix times...ìPublic interest was whetted by its satirical references to the aristocracy, and it was this that first won it fame. Although greeted with enthusiasm by French society, it in fact contributed largely to its destruction. It is, however, the music of Mozart which has immortalized it as the perfect type of comedy...îCohen-Ricci pp. 125/6. Printing and the Mind of Man 230.HBS 66809.$5,000

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC ]
 37.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        "Die Deutsche Giftpflanzen,

      ca. 1785.. zur Verhütung der tragischen Vorfälle in den Haushaltungen, nach ihren botanischen Kennzeichen, nebst den Heilungsmitteln. Von Joan Samuel Halle . . . zu Berlin. München, Stroble 1785". Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier, 113 Blatt, 3 leere Blatt, Pappband der Zeit, 21 x 14,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben. Sauberes Manuskript des 1785 erschienenen Werkes. Möglicherweise handelt es sich um die Reinschrift für den Satz der neuen, vermehrten Auflage von Teil I, da beginnend mit dem ersten Blatt (Titel) in der rechten oberen Ecke nach jeweils 12 Blatt. der jeweilige Bogen vermerkt wurde (ab 4. Bogen auf Grund von späterer Beschneidung die Bogensignatur teilweise nur noch fragmentarisch vorhanden). Der gedruckte Text umfaßt 119 Seiten, die Tafeln wurden nicht reproduziert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
 38.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Prospect von der Mauer-Strasse nebst der Heil. Dreifaltigkeits Kirche in Berlin. - Vue d'une Partie de la Rue dite la Mauer - Straße ...

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Riedel n. Rosenberg b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1785, 27 x 40. Ernst, Rosenberg J.G., Nr. 28; vergl. Kiewitz 1062 und 1054. - Verkleinerter Nachstich des unter Nr. 1054 bei Kiewitz aufgeführten Blattes von Rosenberg. Hier als Guckkastenkupferstich und in schönem Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Prospect von der Kloster Strasse nebst dem Dom Thurm der Dom-Kirche in Berlin. - Vue perspective d'une Partie Partie de la Rue du Cloitre, ...

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Riedel n. Rosenberg b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1785, 27 x 40. Vergl. Kiewitz 1062 und 1048; Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 32. - Verkleinerter Nachstich des unter Nr. 1048 bei Kiewitz aufgeführten Blattes von Rosenberg. Hier als Guckkastenkupferstich und in schönem Altkolorit. - Zeigt eine seitenverkehrte Ansicht der südl. Klosterstraße mit der Parochialkirche ( Unter Friedrich I nach Plänen Nerings 1695 - 1703 erbaut, der Turm wurde von Gerlach 1714 hinzugefügt ). Hinter der Parochialkirche ein schönes Haus, welches 1732 von Minister Podewil gekauft wurde. Die kleinen Häuser links i. Vgr. mußten dem Stadthaus weichen, das vor dem 1. Weltkrieg erbaut wurde ( durch Ludwig Hoffmann ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 40.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Anti-Phädon oder Prüfung einiger Hauptbeweise für die Einfachheit und Unsterblichkeit der menschlichen Seele - In Briefen,

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1785.. . 8°, XVIII, 286 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit - Einband berieben und best. sonst guter Zustand - 1785. z279

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
 41.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Memoires. Augmentés de son éloge, par (Antoine-Léonard) Thomas.

      Rouen, de l'imprimerie privilégiée, 1785.Sm.8vo. Original marbled calf, spine richly gilt with red morocco title-label. With engraved portrait, folding plan of Rio de Janeiro and 5 folding engraved plates depicting sea-battles by Meunier. XXXVI,338 pp.* These memoires were first published in Amsterdam in 1730 as a pirate edition, extracted from an unfinished manuscript. The first official (and complete) French edition was published in Paris in 1740, after the author's death. Pierre Mortier, the well-known Amsterdam bookdealer, published in the same year an 8vo edition, which was reprinted several times. Admiral Duguay-Trouin (1673-1736) is one of the most illustrious French seamen and corsairs. He inflicted many defeats on England and Dutch warships and in 1711 captured Rio de Janeiro from the Portuguese. 'A popular autobiographical account of one of the most prominent naval figures of the Louis XIV period' (James Ford Bell Library D309). 'The glory and reputation of the famous corsair are sufficient to account for the number of editions which have appeared up to the present' (Borba de Moraes I, p.273). - A very fine copy.Sabin 29198; Polak 2854.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
 42.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Catalogue D'une Très-belle et Riche Collection de Tableaux des Meilleurs & Plus Célèbres Peintres Des Écoles Flamandes, Hollandoise, Allemande & Italienne. Qui Composent Le cabinet De Monsieur T. Loridon De Ghellinck Demeurant Dans Le Quaetdam à Gand

      1785. Gand, Somers, circa 1785-1789. 8vo. Frontispiece, xii, 230pp; [1]f. Modern marbled wrappers. Uncut & unopened. First pages waterstained, and then some waterstaining in the margins, else a good copyy. Printed catalogue of the collection of T. Loridon de Ghellinck, art dealer from Ghent. er 566 paintings are described (numbered, and with extensive descriptions) among which works of Breugel, Van Dyck, Van Eyk, Murillo, Rembrandt. Frontispiece by Wauters Schlup.

      [Bookseller: Knuf Rare Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        St. John, New Brunswick

      Watercolour over pencil, on early card mount. Inscribed on verso of mount. A fascinating view of St.John, New Brunswick, showing Fort Howe, with two voyageurs in the foreground. The city of St. John, situated at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy, is the largest city in New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Following the French and Indian war, the region north of the Bay of Fundy formerly part of the French colony of Acadia, was merged into Nova Scotia and a permanent fortification on high ground was built at the mouth of the river. The city was officially formed by royal charter in 1785. This lovely early 19th century view by an unknown but talented amateur artist shows two voyageurs looking eastward across the harbour with the growing city in the distance. Clearly visible, and the tallest structure in the small city, is Trinity Anglican Church, constructed in 1791.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. The Second

      London: G. Nicol; T. Cadell, 1785. Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. London: G. Nicol; T. Cadell, 1785. Leather. G. Nicol; T. Cadell. Three volume set + folio atlas, quartos, gilt labeled calf, xcvi, 421 + 547 + 556 pages - All 87 plates and maps present. The folio is also complete, all 63 plates being present. The Second Edition. Quarto volumes bound in a nineteenth-century full speckled calf, contrasting labels, spine gilt; the boards rather worn and tired, contents showing the result of their tropical home, with many pages and plates foxed, some to a large degree. Unusually, all eighty-seven plates and charts bound within. Bindings strong, a Good-Very Good set. Accompanied by a copy of the original atlas in a contemporary binding of half calf and marbled paper covered boards. Spine with contrasting gilt labels, and compartments decorated elaborately in gilt; the whole, however, rather worn and dull; front hinge cracking, joints started; fragile, but holding. With the full complement of sixty-three maps and plates (including the large chart) normally found and placed as directed in volume one. Plates have retained early (if not original) placement of tissue-guards. Foxing to the outer margins of some plates, but for the most part the plates are clean and strong impressions. A quite unusual presentation of the "second (preferred) edition", with the three quarto text volumes containing the whole complement of 87 plates, and accompanied by an atlas (in a non-uniform binding) which also contains its proper allotment of sixty-three plates. Additional images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Anderson's Books and Prints]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Diario de navigacion, que con el fevor de Dios, y de su Santicima Madre. [On board the ship San Quince y Santa Julita], 1785-1788. Folio (31 x 21.5 cm). With a beautiful watercolour frontispiece showing a 3-masted ship (9 guns on the starboard side) flying the new civil ensign with the crowned arms of Castile and Leon, introduced by King Carlos III in 1785, and 3 other flags. The ship is in a crowned cartouche (with a bat sitting on the crown!), surrounded by canons, flags and other military attributes, with a female figure (Hope) with an anchor on a monument above and a compass, terrestrial globe and celestial globe below, the whole in an architectural arch with decorations in the upper corners and a cartouche at the foot containing the verse "En qualquier suseso[!] si es Dios el autor nadie desconfie que hará lo mejor". Contemporary sheepskin parchment, with an 8.5 cm flap on the back cover wrapping around to the front, with a double-cord tie on the front and traces of a button(?) fastening on the flap.

      Beautiful and very well preserved manuscript ship's log for a voyage from Spain to Uruguay and back, written in Spanish by Miguel Martorell y Alsina, pilot of the "seatia" (saetía) San Quince y Santa Julita. The ship set sail from Málaga in Spain on 11 October 1785 and arrived in Montevideo in Uruguay on 18 December 1785. It set sail from Montevideo for the return voyage on 12 September 1787 and arrived in Corcubión in Spain on 13 December 1785, departing on 8 January 1788 for its home port of Málaga, where it arrived on 22 January. The manuscript is written in a clear hand and well preserved with a page for each day, most of the page occupied by a table of technical data (location, course, wind, etc. at various hours of the day). There and in the accompanying notes the pilot recorded his observations concerning weather, astronomical observations for the location, winds, tides, progression of the voyage, other ships encountered, different manoeuvres and some small accidents that occurred during the voyage. The frontispiece is coloured in typical Spanish pastel shades of red, yellow, green, brown and blue, showing the stern and starboard side of the ship. The rhyme in the cartouche at the foot is quoted in Teodoro de Almeida's 1783 El hombre feliz, and is thought to have been written by a Chilean Jesuit priest expelled with the other Jesuits in 1767.In very good condition, with minor offsetting from the frontispiece on the opening page. The binding lacks the (button?) fastening on the flap and shows minor defects and small stains, but is still good. An attractive and detailed ship's log for a Spanish voyage from Spain to Uruguay and back.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 46.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Promotionsurkunde der Universität Ingolstadt für den Mediziner Joseph Alois Haas.

      Ingolstadt, 1785.. circa 20,5 x 19 cm. 4 Blatt Handschrift Roter Samteinband mit prachtvollen Borkatvorsätzen, Kordelbindung und Siegel in gedrechselter Holzkapsel. Schöne Urkunde zur Verleihung des Doktorgrades an einen Mediziner, ausgestellt im Namen von Franz Anton Stebler, am Ende signiert vom Notar Ignatius Lichtenstern. - Schönes Exemplar, Einband leicht berieben und geblichen, innen frisch, sehr dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 47.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Specimen of the Bread Fruit Tree

      N.P.: n.d., circa 1785-, 1790. Pen & wash drawing, 355 x 295 mm.; in fine condition, framed. The cause of it all. The breadfruit itself: the reason for the voyage of the Bounty and the proximate cause of the mutiny. This fine drawing of the breadfruit is either by or based on the work of John Frederick Miller (fl.1759-1794), the artist employed by Joseph Banks to make drawings of some of the specimens collected on Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in the Endeavour. The engraved version of this image appeared as plate 11 in the official account of Cook's first voyage, where in Chapter VIII on Otaheite (Tahiti) there is a long description of the discovery of the tree and the uses of its fruit: 'it must be roasted before it is eaten, being fully divided into three or four parts…'. William Bligh, who sailed with Cook as a young man of twenty-two, returned to Tahiti in 1787 as commander of the Bounty specifically to gather the breadfruit tree for cultivation in the West Indies. This drawing is inscribed Specimen of the Bread Fruit Tree, whilst the published engraving is not similarly identified. It is not possible to establish whether this is the original drawing for the engraving or an eighteenth-century version of the same subject. In any case it has charm and is skilfully drawn.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 48.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Vue du Marche aux Poissons, dans le Qaurtier vieux de Cologne, et de l' Eglise St. Pierre, dans l'eloignement. Dediee a son Excelence, Monsieur le Comte de Saaken, grand Chambellan et Ministre d' Etats de guerre de S. Maj. le Roi de Prusse, Chavalier des ordres de l'aigle noir, de Andre et d'Alesxandre Newsky Seigneur de Dordangen & Starost de Pilten.

      . kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 44 x 59,5. Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 16; Kiewitz 1061; Rave, Nr. 8. - Blick vom Mühlendamm zum Köllnischen Rathaus, im Hintergrund die St. Peterikirche. Vor dem Rathaus stehen Verkaufsstände und ein Fischmarkt findet statt. Links , gegenüber dem Beginn der Breiten Straße, das durch Nehring erbaute Derflinger Haus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 49.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.