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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.

      LONDON. A NICOL 1785 - SECOND EDITION, THREE VOLUMES. VOLS. 1 AND 11 WRITTEN BY COOK, VOL. 111 BY JAMES KING. THIS SET CONTAINS THE FULL TEXT BUT NO PLATES. VOLUME 1: TITLE PAGES; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION (lxxxix); LIST OF PLATES( PLATES NOT PRESENT); 421 PAGES. VOLUME 2: TITLE PAGE; CONTENTS; 548 PAGES. VOLUME 3: CONTENTS, 558 PAGES, INCLUDING 7 APPENDICES. ALL VOLUMES REBOUND IN MARBLED BOARDS WITH STIFF CREAM PAPER SPINES, PAPER LABELS, NEW ENDPAPERS. BINDING IS TIGHT. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN SET. THE TITLE PAGE TO VOLUME 3 APPEARS TO BE A PHOTOCOPY, AS IS THE FOLLOWING PAGE. SOME FOXING TO THE EARLY PAGES OF VOLS. 1 AND 11 BUT OVERALL, A VERY GOOD, CLEAN AND ATTRACTIVE SET OF THIS SCARCE WORK WITHOUT THE PLATES AND OFFERED AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE. PICTURES AVAILABLE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca

      Milano: Nella Stamperia di Gaetano Motta, 1785. Collation,[viii], 158, [2] pp. Bound in original printed paper wrapper. Paper covers dust or dirt marked, paper fragile,split on spine. Generally binding in good condition. Internally, rear blank endpaper pasted to back cover. Pages in good condition throughout. A nice copy on a rare book. A1. First Edition. Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Oeuvres de Molière. Nouvelle édition. Augmentée de la vie de l'Auteur, et des remarques historiques et critiques. Par M. de Voltaire

      Paris, Chez la Veuve David, 1785. - 8 volúmenes. 13,5x8,5 cm. I: XCIII páginas, 2 hojas, 238 páginas. II: 2 hojas, 319 páginas. III: 2 hojas, 313 páginas. IV: 2 hojas, 364 páginas. V: 2 hojas, 304 páginas. VI: 2 hojas, 276 páginas. VII: 1 hoja, 268 páginas. VIII: 288 páginas. Cortes marbleados. Encuadernado en plena piel de la época, con nervios y hierros dorados en el lomo. Muy buen ejemplar.

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        London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1786

      London: Company of Stationers, (1785). (13)ff. A monthly calendar with a double-page engraving of the Bank of England and two other single-page engravings. Also with lists of Royals, holidays, coins, etc. Contemporary red tax stamp to title-page. An uncommonly fine example, with the gilt and colored morocco onlays looking bright and fresh on the book and only a bit less so on the matching slipcase. A.e.g. (Spielmann 313; Welsh 4576; See Bromer/Edison, pp. 93-94). (2 1/4 by 1 5/8; 57x33mm).

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        Miscellaneous Tracts, by the late William Bowyer, Printer, and several of his Learned Friends; including Letters on Literary Subjects, by Mr. Markland, Mr. Clarke, etc., etc. Collected and Illustrated with Occasional Notes, by John Nichols, Printer

      London: Printed by and for the Editor, 1785., 1785. First Edition. 4to. Superb Edwards of Halifax style Etruscan binding, early reback with original spine laid back on, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Corners frayed, boards and extremities rubbed. A collection of literary (and printing based) anecdotes and musings. Shows beautifully.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, ESQ

      Glasgow: Andrew Foulis, 1785. First Foulis Press Edition. Hardcover. Frequent and occasionally severe offsetting to the text as is often the case with this title; a few pages darkened. Moderate wear to corners, a few nicks to the covers, joints tender with those on the second volume partly split but still fairly tight. Still a Near Fine copy of an impressive work. Three folio (9-1/4" x 15") volumes bound in contemporary sprinkled calf leather with contrasting maroon and black morocco spine labels and gilt spine lettering and decoration. Perhaps the most elegant edition of Pope's works, printed in large type and with wide margins. List of subscribers at the end of the third volume.

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        Description of an Ancient Castle at Rouen in Normandy, Built by Henry V. King of England, &c. &c. Read at the Society of Antiquaries of London, April 1,1784. And published in the Seventh Volumes of the Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, Printer to the Society, 1785. 4to, 258 x 200 mms., pp. [ii], 5 [6 blank], folding engraved plate, 450 x 320 mms., recently recased in quarter calf, marbled boards. A very good copy. The antiquary Edmond Turnor (1755?-1829), was born into a family with a large estate in Lincolnshire, which enabled him to pursue his interests in antiquities, publishing an account of sculptures and paintings in Guildhall in London, even before he went to university. After finishing a B. A. and an M. S. at Trinity College, Cambridge, he embarked upon the "Grand Tour," when he saw, among other ruins, the castle at Rouen, called Le Château du Vieux Palais. After presenting this paper at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries in 1784, He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1786 and continued for the rest of his life to indulge his passion for antiquarian pursuits. ESTC T109986 locates copies in BL and Ripley Castle Library. I was unable to find a library in North America or the UK which had a copy of volume 7 of Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity in which the description was first published. There is one, however, in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München.

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        Gegend von Görliz." Blick auf die Stadt von Nordosten, im Vordergrund ein Bauer mit Pferdegespann beim Pflügen eines Feldes

      Kolorierte Umrissradierung von Johann Salomo Richter 1785. 23x46.3 cm. - Anders / Wolfrum S. 92 - Lemper S. 63 - Thieme / Becker XXVIII, 296 - Aus: Leske, Nathanael Gottfried: Reise durch Sachsen in Rücksicht der Naturgeschichte und Ökonomie. Fein ausgeführte und dekorative Darstellung in schönen frischen Farben.

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        Oybin bei Zittau." Ansicht mit Ruinen der Burg und des Coelestinerklosters

      Kolorierte Umrissradierung von Johann Salomo Richter 1785. 24x38 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXVIII, 296 - Aus: Leske, Nathanael Gottlieb: Reise durch Sachsen in Rücksicht der Naturgeschichte und Ökonomie. Fein ausgeführte und dekorative Darstellung in schönen frischen Farben.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: J.F. and C. Rivington, 1785 - FIRST (AUTHORIZED) QUARTO EDITION (sixth overall). Text based on Johnson's revised fourth edition of 1773. ?The [1785] quarto is set in three columns, with rather heavy column rules. The original folio design is followed, except that all the illustrative quotations are set in small type, and the differentiation of verse from prose quotations by the use of a deeper indent is not observed. the 1785 design combines clarity with relative compactness.? ?Paul Luna, Anniversary Essays on Johnson?s Dictionary. LONDON: J.F. and C. RIVINGTON, 1785. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary tree calf expertly rebacked preserving the original spine; spine elaborately gilt (in six compartments with red and black leather labels), marbled endpapers. Some foxing to portrait and title of volume I, some occasional spotting, generally clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris Les libraires associés 1785 - 3 volumes in-8, LXXVI-285, 375, 333 pp., 1 portrait en frontispice, 9 figures H.T. Reliure plein veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné de filets, dentelles et fleurons, pièces rouges de titre et de tomaison; dentelle dorée en encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES SULLIVAN TO ELBRIDGE GERRY, CALLING FOR FRUGALITY AS A NATIONAL CHARACTERISTIC, INCLUDING AT THE PRESIDENT'S DINING TABLE]

      Boston. Jan. 11, 1785.. 7pp., on two folded sheets. Docketed by Gerry on verso of final leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Strip of later paper attached to left margin on verso of each piece. Very good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A letter written by James Sullivan, a Massachusetts lawyer and politician, to Founding Father Elbridge Gerry, discussing the need for frugality to be a core American virtue. Sullivan was involved in the convention that wrote the state's first constitution, and led the movement to secure representation in the lower House for a representative from each town. He served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1790 to 1807, when he resigned his post to assume the position of governor. He was a good friend of his correspondent, Elbridge Gerry. Gerry served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new Constitution. His name is perhaps best remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as President, and died in office in November 1814. Espousing a very New England view of the situation, Sullivan imparts his thoughts on the subject of national character to his friend, emphasizing the ways in which frugality as a national trait will elevate America's position on the world stage. He advocates legislating the expense and extravagance of the President's table, in order to set a precedent that will filter down to the state leaders, &c., and be passed down as an example to all of the nation's future leaders. The letter reads, in part: "My dear Gerry, You will permit me to trouble you with one thought on public measures, which though unimportant in your eye, yet your candour & friendship will pardon the intrusion. I cannot but wish, however unfashionable I may be in it, that our national character (for one we must have) may be marked by industry and oeconomy [sic]. I wish it might be said to the traveller who shall be on his way to America, 'You will find then an hospitable people, but men who uniformly attend to the various calls of industry, & while their tables are crowned with plenty, they are governed in their expenses by the rules of frugality. Their state of life is such as affords the most happy presage of their young republic being lasting as the constitution of it is pure.' A character like this would raise us in the estimation of foreigners, would fix our private and establish our public credit among the nations of the world; it would yield us an infinite advantage over what we can possibly obtain in our present carreer [sic] of mimicking fops, and men of fortune in old countries.... "I am persuaded that it is in the power of Congress immediately to lay such a foundation for table frugality throughout the union as will not be shaken for a long time yet to come. You have a gentleman at the head of the federal table whom I conceive to be not only a theoretic but a practical whig and in all instances a firm patriot. Should Congress now advise or direct that his table should be spread in a mode suitable to the state and situation of a young republic, that it should bare [sic] enough for the surrounding guests without groaning under an immense weight or the wasting surplusage, which we generally see at what are called polite tables, it would be an example aided by the strength of superior opinion while all the federal officers and all the governors of the separate states would hand it down with obligations to the people. It would very soon be rendered disreputable to gentlemen of private life to exceed the measure sanctified by so great an authority. I know it may be objected that foreign ministers keep tables which ought not to be more than equal to that supported by the union...The idea of making the entertainment as splendid as the guest is an unfortunate mistake; the table ought to appear as splendid as the owner.... "For a young republic struggling under an oppression of public and private demands, with scarcely one man in it who can retire from business upon his fortune, to ape the nobility of old countries must I think end in a most disagreeable manner. I know it would by some be thought a piece of indulgence to move Congress for an ordinance to regulate the President's table, but should the President himself move Congress, and lay the foundation of such a measure, it would itemize his memory and render him as respectable as if he had conquered armies in defence of his country for it is in vain to wash the soil of our country in blood to regain her freedom unless we endeavor as zealously against every unhappy habit which threatens to subvert it." An interesting letter by this Massachusetts politician to Gerry, showing one man's opinion of the ways the government should economize.

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        Opuscoli di Agostino Gerli.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale 1785 Il volume è composto da 5 parti: 1. Relazione della macchina aerostatica contenente uomini fatta innalzare per la prima volta in Italia nel giardino della Villa Andreani...il giorno XIII di marzo M.DCC.LXXXIV. pp. 1 - 32 con 6 tavole. 2. Discorso intorno ad una nuova maniera di fare pavimenti. pp. 33 - 45. 3. Discorso intorno all'intonacatura de'muri ed all'antico modo di dipingerede' Greci e de' Romani detto all'encausto. pp. 47 - 71 con 3 tavole doppie. 4. Ragionamento sopra il progetto fatto per ultimare grandiosamente la chiesa del borgo di Seregno. pp. 73 - 82 con 5 tavole 5. Riflesso per cangiar l'aria negli spedali, nelle prigioni ed in ogni altra pubblica coabitazione. pp. 83 - 99 con 1 tavola. Cm. 38,5 x 24; 5 cc. nn., pp. 99; 15 tavole (delle quali 3 doppie); 7 vignette e 3 culs-de -lamp; rilegatura di fine ottocento in tutta pelle blu di Riviers & son; nervature; titolo in oro al dorso; piatti con cornice lineare in oro; contropiatti con cornice fantasia in oro; tagli dorati; ampi margini; 2 ritagli di catalogo riguardanti l'opera incollati alla carta bianca di rilegatura. Al contropiatto anteriore ex- libris di Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern- Salomons. Salomons, nipote del primo sindaco ebreo di Londra, fu magistrato e scienziato, autore di libri sull'elettricità e il volo; il Museo Salomon nel Kent è intestato a lui e contiene il suo ex- laboratorio. Macchie di umidità all'angolo superiore esterno da p.19 a p. 56; qualche lievissimo graffio ai piatti; per il resto in ottimo stato. Brooks 293, Brocket 5215. Il totale delle tavole corrisponde a quello indicato dal Brooks ma le tre tavole doppie appartengono all'opuscolo sull'intonacatura e non a quello sui pavimenti che, invece, non contiene nessuna tavola.

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        A SYSTEM Of MECHANICS, Being the Substance of Lectures Upon that Branch of Natural Philosophy

      Cambridge:: Printed by J. Archdeacon, for J & J Merrill, and J. Deighton, in Cambridge;Ê T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, in the Strand, B. White, in Fleetstreet, and G. Wilkie, in St. Paul's Churchyard, London.. 1785.. 4to: ¹4 A - 2I4. 11-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1st edition. [8], 255. [1] pp. 'Errata et Addenda' last page.. Period brown quarter-calf binding with marbled paper boards.. Binding rather worn, though cords holding soundly. Some foxing.. Period signature of T. W. Pullan. Many period notes & corrections.. Withal, a VG copy.. Illustrated with 24 fold-out copperplate engravings (complete). Plates XI & XXI with split along lower portion of fold line, with slight extention into plate on XXI; no loss in either case. Plate XII with 2 3+" horizontal tears from right edge, no loss. Others crisp.

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        Prospect af Rosenborg Slott og Have.

      Kobberstik. 26 x 41 cm. I nyere ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammehåndværk. Rammen måler 43 x 57 cm. Fint eksemplar. - Kobberstikket viser slottet og haven set fra Gothersgade. Til venstre det store Laurierhut eller Orangeriet, der i år 1785 blev erstattet af den nuværende garderkaserne.. Fra Thurahs "Den Danske Vitruvius", bind 1, 1746. Laurids de Thurah (1706-59). Arkitekt og Hofbygmester, Arkitekturhistorisk og Topografisk Forfatter. Thurahs hovedværk er "Den Danske Vitruvius" som "Indeholder Grundtegninger, Opstalter og Giennemsnitter af de merkværdigste Bygninger i Kongeriget Dannemark, samt de Kongelige Tydske Provintzer, tilligemed en kort Beskrivelse over hver Bygning i sær." Værket udkom i to bind med tekst på dansk, tysk og fransk i 1746-49. Første bind omhandler udvalgte københavnske bygningsværker, andet bind især slottene ude i landet.I 1748 udkom "Hafnia Hodierna, Eller Udførlig Beskrivelse om den Kongelige Residentz- og Hoved-Stad Kiøbenhavn." Bogen er den første store samlede beskrivelse af byen, og de mere end 100 kobberstukne tavler viser pladser og torve samt mange enkelte bygninger.I 1756 udkom et værk om Bornholm og Christiansøe - vor ældste beskrivelse af disse områder - illustreret med kobberstukne tavler. Endelig udkom i 1758 en bog om Samsø og en bog om Amager med Saltholm

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        Wa Na Ta, Grand Chief of the Sioux

      Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall (1785-1859 / 1793-1868)Illustrated plate from the History of the Indian Tribes of North America With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of The Principal Chiefs Embellished With One Hundred and Twenty Portraits From The Indian Gallery In The Department of War, at Washington.Philadelphia, 1836Hand-colored lithograph, after paintings by Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, Henry Inman, et al.Paper size: 20 1/4" x 14 1/2"; framed size 27" x 22" From 1816 until 1830, Thomas McKenney was Superintendent of Indian Affairs and one of a very few government officials to defend American Indian interests. When a large delegation of Indians came to see President Monroe in 1821, McKenney commissioned the fashionable portraitist Charles Bird King to paint the principal delegates, dressed in costumes of their choice. Many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century were among King?s sitters, including Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. The portraits hung in the War Department until l858, when they were moved to the Smithsonian Institute. Most of King?s original portraits were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian in 1865, so their appearance in McKenney and Hall?s publication is the only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century: Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola were numbered among King?s sitters.Andrew Jackson dismissed McKenney in 1830, but allowed him to have the portraits copied by Henry Inman, so that lithographs could be made from McKenney?s ?Indian Gallery.? Additional images were taken from paintings by James Otto Lewis, George Catlin and other artists. James C. Hall, a Cincinnati judge and novelist, contributed an historical and anecdotal text. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their own publishing enterprise, saw their work as a means of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The portfolio nearly bankrupted McKenney as well as the two printing firms who invested in its publication. But their work proved to be much more valuable contribution than they imagined. Catlin?s paintings of Indians were destroyed in a warehouse fire; and James Otto Lewis? watercolors burned along with those by King in the Smithsonian fire of l865. The McKenney and Hall portraits remain as the most complete and colorful record of the native leaders who made the long journey to Washington to speak for their people.

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        De Hollandse en Engelse Flotte in de Schlagt Ordre voor het Zeetreffen op Doggersbank, geschied den 5. August 1781. De Hollandse Flotte waer van de Contre Admiraal J. A. Zoutman, en de Engelse van de Vice Admiraal H. Parker gecomandeert." Schlachtordnungen der englischen Flotte unter Sir Hyde Parker und der holländischen Flotte unter Johan Zoutman vor der Seeschlacht auf der Doggerbank am 5. Aug. 1781. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Matthäus Probst bei Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1785. 32x42.5 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz S. 220 - Dekorative Darstellung der holländischen und englischen Schiffe unter vollen Segeln. Auf gelbliches Papier montiert, dadurch kurze Einrisse im schmalen Papierrand hinterlegt, oben handschrift in Tinte N 10 hinzugefügt.

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        First Report from the Committee Appointed to Enquire Into the State of the British Fisheries and Into the Most Effectual Means for Their Improvement and Extension

      [ London ]: [ HMSO ]. 1785. Small Folio. H Full Calf. Very Good. pp, 17, 405, + [several fold out charts]., Complete. Bound in a respined contemporary brown calf. Marbled endpapers. Stout, imperious looking volume containing 3 reports on British Fisheries. Contents are wonderfully clean, the many folding charts are intact and seemingly unaffected by their age. 103a

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        Bell's Shakspere (20 volumes)

      London: John Bell, 1785-1786. Bell's Edition. Leather bound. 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.

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        Anton Reiser. Ein psychologischer Roman

      Berlin, Friedrich Maurer, 1785-1790.: 18.Jahrhundert; 18th Century; 20th century; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; Erstausgabe Literatur; Erstausgaben; Erste Auflage; First Edition; Literatur; Literature; Rare Books; World Literature. Klein-8°.. Originale, schlichte Pappbände. Mit allen vier (4) Titelkupfern von Thönert. Alle Bände an einer Einbandkante etwas stärker bestossen. Die Einbandrücken berieben. Der dritte Teil stärker wasserrandig und etwas stockfleckig. Die Ausgabe vollständig und auch in dieser noch immer guten Erhaltung von großer Seltenheit. In speziell angefertigter Halblederschatulle. / First edition of one of the great German novels of the Eighteenth Century, perhaps the first novel in world literature explicitly to employ the psychological point of view, and especially to do it so profoundly. The work deeply affected Goethe and the Romantics; Goethe's own Wilhelm Meister, which like Anton Reiser deals in large measure with the life of the theater, bears many striking similarities to it, and Goethe is said to have felt that Moritz was like a brother to him. Very good or better copies in publisher's blue-gray interim wraps. Sets of this landmark of German literature are rare, sets in original condition, excessively so.

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        The History and Martial Atchievements, of the Robertson's of Strowan. As it is Selected from the works of the best historians that have written of the Origin and valiant Atchievements of this Honourable Family, and their descendants. And the Poems On Various Subjects and Occasions, By the Honourable Alexaner Robertson of Strowan, Esq.

      Edinburgh: Printed for and by Alex. Robertson in Morison's Close. no date 1785 - Large 12mo (in 6s), 190 x 105 mms., pp. 6, ii, iii [iv blank], [1] - 63 [64 blank], [ii], 167 [168 blank], pages 167-169 misnumbered 165-167, uncut, many leaves unopened, original boards, with "Lord Robertson" in a contemporary or near-contemporary hand on the front paste-down end-paper; without frontispiece (not present in many copies, including the one in the BL), front cover detached, rear cover holding by one cords, spine defective and missing most of the paper. The Jacobite poet and army office Alexander Robertson of Struan (c. 1670 - 1749) participated in both the Jacobite risings of 1715 and 1745; he was passionate in his devotion to Charles, as his letters, now in the National Library of Scotland, testify. His poems were first published in 1749. In one of his many visits to Struan, James Murray of Abercairney observed of his host's manuscript poems that they were "strangely assorted - here a serious one, and next to it an obscene of satirical one." This 1785 volume includes most of the poems that appeared in the 1749 volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. [VOL II OF 2]

      Dublin: W. W. Colles, R. Montcrieffe, G. Burnet, Et Al.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1785. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 489,[4], [59] pages; Rebound in rich full calf leather. Contents clean and bright with minor water stains at inner upper spine. Vol II [of 2] 4th edition but 2nd Dublin edition. Light owner name at top of title. Exceptional. ; 0 .

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        Ostracion Cornutus

      Ichthyologie. Marcus Elieser Bloch., 1785-97. The Horn-fish. Plate CXXXIII. Copper engraving. Original colour. In fine condition. Size: 37 x 19 cm. (14½ x 7½ inches). 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.

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

      Dublin: for W. Colles, R. Moncrieffe, G. Burnet [& 7 others in Dublin],, 1785. The fourth edition, with additions. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (207 × 123 mm). Contemporary pale calf, red and green morocco labels, smooth spines with double gilt rules, pale yellow edges. From the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon (1751–1838), future lord chancellor, with his circular bookplate to pastedowns. A little skilful restoration to joints, an excellent set, internally clean and fresh. Second Dublin edition, reprinting the text of the third London edition of 1784, the last edition to which Smith made any significant revisions, with a longer treatment of the deficiencies of the chartered companies and an extra summary chapter.

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        Bibliorum Sacrorum Vulgatae Versionis Editio 2 Vols Jussu Christianissimi Regis as Institutionem Serenissimi Delphini

      Paris: Excudebat Fr. Amb. Didot Natu Maj., 1785. Leather Bound. Good. Two volumes in full leather, gold hand-tooling; pages gilt-edged. All boards detached from book, but present; spine leather 50% gone on both volumes. Former owner's pastedown plate in both volumes on endpaper; interiors generally remarkably clean for a A very well-presented editon of the vulagte in a later printing for this printer. Didot family was well-known not only as printers for King Louis but as a major type-founder for other printers.

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        Strödde samlingar utur naturkunnigheten; till den heliga skrifts upplysning.

      Första-sjette flocken. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1785-89, respektive J. Edmans enka, 1792, respektive J. F. Edman, 1794. 8:o. (20),128,1-22,(2) s. & 1 grav. plansch + (10),186 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + (24),132 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (20),115,(1) s. & 2 grav. plr + (20),111,(1) + (8),149,(2) s. Två samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar, ljusbruna titeletiketter, gröna nummerskyltar och stänkta snitt. Ryggarna ngt torra och aningen blekta. Yttre falsar ngt spruckna men håller bra ihop. Första bandet med inklistrade gamla auktionsetiketter på frampärmens insida, gamla anteckningar på i första hand försättsbladet. En del smärre bruksspår och småfläckar, t.ex ett större tumavtryck i nedre marginalen i den första flocken på s. 14. Den utvikbara planschen i den andra flocken med en lång reva. Fuktfläckar i nedre yttre hörnet på s. (9-14) i fjärde flocken och i yttermarginalen på s. (8-13) i den femte flocken. Med Olof Sundholms delvis överstrukna namnteckningar, varav en daterad 1796, A. Wetterquists och P. J. Petterssons namnteckning.. Första delen i andra upplagan. Planscherna signerade G. Broling och P. Lundmark. Första delen omfattar ett bihang med anmärkningar av J. D. Michaelis, vars hundra formulerade frågor till en dansk expedition till Arabien 1761 var en direkt inspirationskälla till Ödmanns arbete. Den belästa Ödmann sökte dock svaren i den befintliga europeiska litteraturen, i stället för på plats i Arabien. "Strödde samlingar" innehåller uppgifter och resonemang kring de djur, växter och den natur som omnämns i bibeln och i arbetet med verket rådfrågade Ödmann bl.a. vännerna Thunberg, Tingstadius och Gjörwell. Henning Wijkmark skriver i sin biografi över Ödmann att "han åsyftade en bibelns rehabilitering i en tid, då geografiska och naturvetenskapliga feltolkningar ej mindre än den arkaiserande stilen på många håll förringat dess anseende." Ödmann själv skriver i sitt förord: "Jag har icke, vid utgifvandet, föresatt mig någon viss ordning. Blandade ämnen pläga mest behaga. Vid hvarje flocks slut bifogas någon uti skriften ryktbar orts naturalhistoria, då deraf någon upplysning kan tillfalla bibelforskare." En tysk översättning utkom i samtiden. Olof Sundholm (1752-1819) var präst och verksam i Skara stift. Han var en stor samlare och hans omfattande arkiv inklusive handskrivna västgötska sockenbeskrivningar finns i Skara stiftsbibliotek

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        DISCURSOS DE ELOQUENCIA (SOBRE ASUNTOS PREDICABLES) QUE HAN GANADO EL PREMIO DE LA ACADEMIA FRANCESA, DESDE EL AÑO 1671, HASTA EL DE 1758. TOMO I. TRADUCIDOS AL CASTELLANO POR EL PADRE PREDICADOR FRAY PLACIDO REGIDOR, EX-VISITADOR GENERAL

      Antonio de Sancha., Madrid. 1785 - Enc. Pergamino. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca.

      Nella Stamperia di Gaetano Motta, Milano 1785 - Collation,[viii], 158, [2] pp. Bound in original printed paper wrapper. Paper covers dust or dirt marked, paper fragile,split on spine. Generally binding in good condition. Internally, rear blank endpaper pasted to back cover. Pages in good condition throughout. A nice copy on a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A REPLY TO THE TREASURY PAMPHLET, ENTITLED "THE PROPOSED "SYSTEM OF TRADE "WITH "IRELAND "EXPLAINED" [with:] A LETTER FROM AN IRISH GENTLEMAN IN LONDON, TO HIS FRIEND, IN DUBLIN, ON THE PROPOSED SYSTEM OF COMMERCE

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1785.. Two volumes. 90,[10];[4],35,[5]pp. Octavo. Extracted from bound volume. Some foxing and dust- soiling, faint stamps of a defunct mercantile library, title to first item detached and second and third leaves partially detached, otherwise good-very good. First editions of these two tracts. The first, written in reply to Rose's pamphlet, has, on occasion, been misattributed to Edmund Burke. The present copy of the first title is inscribed at the top of the title: "To Mrs. O'Beirne from The author. T.L. O'Beirne," with the concluding signature being in a different ink. Ten pages bear corrections, including several of substance exceeding the errata, in the same hand and ink as the inscription. The second item also bears corrections in the same hand on six pages, several of them constituting revisions of the text, and at the conclusion appears the signature "T.L. O'Beirne" in the same ink as the signature on the title of the first volume. O'Beirne was born in Farnagh, and as a protestant convert, was appointed Chaplain to Lord Howe's fleet. Prior to his assuming the Bishopric of Ossory, he published a well-known vindication of Howe, a considerable number of political works, as well as poetry and some adaptations of French dramas. He married in 1783, and in 1798 was translated to the see of Meath, where he remained until his death. Black perpetuates the misattribution of the first title to Burke, though this copy would seem to lay that question to rest; Goldsmiths conjecturally attributes it to O'Beirne; Kress reports both attributions without prejudice. The DNB clearly attributes it to O'Beirne. KRESS B946 & B920. GOLDSMITHS 12936 & 12937. BLACK 1365 & 1403.

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        Essai sur l'Application de l'Analyse a la Probabilité des Décisions Rendues à la Pluralité des Voix."Social Mathematics". Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1785. First edition.

      The first large-scale attempt to apply mathematics to knowledge of human phenomena. "Condorcet's 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 "social mathematics". 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 later. 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. Such a scheme was presented exactly like what is today called a model. Its parameters were the number of voters, the majority required, and the probability that any particular vote voices a correct judgment. Condorcet's entire analysis consisted, then, of calculating different variable functions of these structural parameters. Such, for example, was the probability that a decision reached by majority vote might be correct. An interesting complication of the model is introduced by the assumption that individual votes are not mutually independent. For example, the influence of a leader might intervene; or several successive polls are taken, the electors' opinions may change during the voting process. On the other hand, the problem of estimating the various parameters on a statistical basis was brought out by Condorcet, whose treatment foreshadowed very closely that employed by modern users of mathematical models in the social sciences. The mathematical apparatus may be reduced to simple theorems of addition and multiplication of probabilities, to binomial distribution, and to the Bayes-Laplace rule. ... Along the way he encountered a completely different problem, the decomposition and composition of electoral decisions in the form of elementary propositions on which voters pronounce either "Yes" or "No". He then anticipated, without being aware of it, the logical import of this problem, which was the theory of the sixteen binary sentence connectives among which he emphasized the conditional. He showed that a complex questionnaire could be reduced to a sequence of dichotomies and that constraints implicitly contained in the complex questionnaire are equivalent to rejection of certain combinations of "Yes" and "No" in the elementary propositions. This is literally the reduction into normal disjunctive forms as practiced by contemporary logicians. He therefore brought to light, more completely and more systematically than his predecessor Borda, the possible incoherence of collective judgment in the relative ordering of several candidates." (DSB). In his analysis Condorcet described several now famous results, including Condorcet's jury theorem, his voting paradox, and the Condorcet election method. Scarce.. 4to (247 x 187 mm), pp. [2], cxji [1], 304, contemporary calf, richly gilt spine (corners and capitals with light wear, a 10 cm split to the lower part of the front hinge), marbled end-papers, edges inked in red, two first leaves and last three leves with some marginal soiling due to the binding

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        Waa Top E Not, Chippewa nation

      Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall (1785-1859 / 1793-1868)Illustrated plate from the History of the Indian Tribes of North America With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of The Principal Chiefs Embellished With One Hundred and Twenty Portraits From The Indian Gallery In The Department of War, at Washington.Philadelphia, 1836Hand-colored lithograph, after paintings by Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, Henry Inman, et al.Paper size: 20 1/4" x 14 1/2"; framed size 27" x 22" From 1816 until 1830, Thomas McKenney was Superintendent of Indian Affairs and one of a very few government officials to defend American Indian interests. When a large delegation of Indians came to see President Monroe in 1821, McKenney commissioned the fashionable portraitist Charles Bird King to paint the principal delegates, dressed in costumes of their choice. Many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century were among King?s sitters, including Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. The portraits hung in the War Department until l858, when they were moved to the Smithsonian Institute. Most of King?s original portraits were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian in 1865, so their appearance in McKenney and Hall?s publication is the only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century: Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola were numbered among King?s sitters.Andrew Jackson dismissed McKenney in 1830, but allowed him to have the portraits copied by Henry Inman, so that lithographs could be made from McKenney?s ?Indian Gallery.? Additional images were taken from paintings by James Otto Lewis, George Catlin and other artists. James C. Hall, a Cincinnati judge and novelist, contributed an historical and anecdotal text. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their own publishing enterprise, saw their work as a means of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The portfolio nearly bankrupted McKenney as well as the two printing firms who invested in its publication. But their work proved to be much more valuable contribution than they imagined. Catlin?s paintings of Indians were destroyed in a warehouse fire; and James Otto Lewis? watercolors burned along with those by King in the Smithsonian fire of l865. The McKenney and Hall portraits remain as the most complete and colorful record of the native leaders who made the long journey to Washington to speak for their people.

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        A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland Divided Into Provinces, Counties and Baronies

      London: [Robert Sayer] Large scale map on four unjoined and untrimmed sheets, each sheet approximately 575mm x 780mm, n.d. but c.1785. Hand-coloured in outline, with large uncoloured allegorical cartouche. Small tear to margin on the Munster quarter, one or two very light spots, otherwise bright, clean and attractive. First Edition. Unbound. Very Good. Illus. by Rocque, John. Map.

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        Declamationen und Reden über Maurer-Pflichten und bey Feyerlichkeiten. Nebst Maurer-Gedichten.

      Copenhagen, Christian Gottlob Proft, 1785. - Frühes, überaus seltenes Werk über die Pflichten, Traditionen und Riten der Freimaurer und ihrer Logen. Kapitel (unter anderem): Brüderliche Liebe - Eifer - Stärke des Ordens - Allgemeine Menschenliebe - Beständigkeit - Schönheit des Ordens - Pflicht, fleißig die Loge zu besuchen - Dem Andenken des Dr. Zwergius - Dauer des Ordens - Dem Andenken des Bruders Karstens - Verschwiegenheit - Weisheit des Ordens - Ehrwürdigkeit des Ordens - Wohltätigkeit - Behutsamkeit - Tugend - Religion - Leidenschaften -Wie der Orden zur Tugend führe - Von unwürdigen Brüdern - Geschäftigkeit. Der aus Schleswig stammende Werner Hans Friedrich Abrahamson (1744-1812) war Übersetzer und Lehrer an der Kopenhagener Landkadettenakademie. de 1200 Einband etwas berieben. Sonst sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar; Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Dort Herbst-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf alle Angebote bis zum 15. Oktober 2013. 6 Bl., 442 S. Original Festeinband der Zeit; dreiseitiger marmorierter Rotschnitt. Mit zahlreichen gestochenen Textvignetten.

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        Stanton Harcourt] [4 Etchings]: 1 & 2. [identically titled] A View of the Ruins of the Chappel at Stanton Harcourt. 3. View of the Ruins of the Kitchen at Stanton Harcourt. 4.A view of the Ruins of the Kitchen and part of the Offices at Stanton Harcourt.

      Society of Antiquaries. 1785. - Original etching. Uncoloured. Size: 52.5 x 42 cm. (20½ x 16½ inches). Fine condition. Good margins, plate 4 has closed tear on upper margin, not affecting plate. Four magnificent etchings of the ruins of the Stanton Harcourt estate in Oxfordshire. The mediaeval manor house had been demolished at the time these etchings were taken (1785), leaving the chapel and kitchen still standing. The price is for the set of four.

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        The justice of the peace, and parish officer. By Richard Burn, LL. D. Chancellor of the Diocese of Carlisle, and one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. The fifteenth edition: to which is added an appendix, including the Statutes of the last Session of Parliament (24 G. 3.) In four volumes

      London: London: printed by W. Strahan and W. Woodfall, Law-Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty ; for T. Cadell, in the Strand. M.DCC.LXXXV. [1785], 1785. Book. Good. Hardcover. Description: Four volumes, complete. 8vo (8¾ × 5¾ in): xxviii, 540 p.; t-p., 624 p.; t-p., 640 p.; t-p., 451, [166] p. (The last leaf of the fourth volume contains ads.) Contemporary sheep. · Register: 8º: A^8 a^6 B-2L^8 2M^4 2N^2; [pi]1 A-2Q^8; [pi]1 A-2R^8; [pi]1 B-2H^8 2I^3 *2H-*2P^8 *2Q^2 · Condition: Joints cracked but boards secure, some scrapes, edges worn, head and tail of spines slightly chipped, gilt labels all intact. Modern bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Pages toned, some with mild foxing, but clean. · Comments: Fifteenth and final edition by Burn. In England, justices of the peace had broad powers in both criminal and local administrative matters. For many petty offenses, they had power to try and convict the accused summarily, without a jury. For more serious crimes, they had the power to examine the alleged offender and to release, bail, or commit him pending trial. They also exercised authority concerning the licensing of inns and taverns, the poor laws, laborers, road maintenance, size, quality and price of various staple products, and a host of other matters. (To illustrate the extent of the justices' responsibilities, Holdsworth inserted a list of the approximately 210 headings in the eighth edition of Burn's "Justice.") Those powers were spelled out in literally hundreds of statutes, and expounded upon in hundreds more judicial decisions, thus necessitated extensive treatises for the guidance of the justices, many of whom had little or no formal legal training. Most early American manuals for justices of the peace were more or less condensations of Burns' work, since many of the English statutes did not apply while other duties, particularly in civil disputes, had been established by local legislation. Holdsworth considered Burn's Justice to be one of a handful of legal classics produced in the eighteenth century. · References: Johnson 31 (6 copies); S&M 1:225(15); Holdsworth, HEL 10:161-162, 12:332-334, 429; Marvin 163; ESTC T69333..

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        Miscellaneous Tracts, by the late William Bowyer, Printer, and several of his Learned Friends; including Letters on Literary Subjects, by Mr. Markland, Mr. Clarke, etc., etc. Collected and Illustrated with Occasional Notes, by John Nichols, Printer.

      London: Printed by and for the Editor, 1785. - First Edition. 4to. Superb Edwards of Halifax style Etruscan binding, early reback with original spine laid back on, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Corners frayed, boards and extremities rubbed. A collection of literary (and printing based) anecdotes and musings. Shows beautifully. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca

      1785. [Lombardy (Italy)]. Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca. Milan: Nella Stamperia di Gaetano Motta, 1785. [viii], 158, [2] pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Original printed publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling and faint dampstaining, some rubbing to spine ends and corners. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. A treatise on civil procedure in the Kingdom of Lombardy, then a part of the Holy Roman Empire under Austrian (Habsburg) rule. Enacted in 1785, this code reflects the enlightened reforms of Emperor Joseph II. OCLC locates 3 copies, 2 in North America (at Harvard and UC-Berkeley Law Schools). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        REAL Cédula expedida por S. M. para la erección de un Consulado Marítimo Terrestre, comprehensivo de esta Ciudad de Málaga, y pueblos de su Obispado.

      - Málaga, Félix de Casas y Martínez, 1785, 31 x 21 cm., plena piel moderna, adornos dorados en ambas tapas, portada con escudo grabado + 44 págs. ANDALUCÍA MÁLAGA

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        KRONYKE OF JAERBOEKEN VAN VLAENDEREN, MET EEN VERVOLG TOT DEN TEGENWOORDIGEN TYD, EERSTE EN TWEEDE DEEL,

      Te Gend, Fernand, 1785 - Twee van de drie delen, gebonden in bruin halfleder met titelvignet en goudstempeling op rug, 5 nerven, originele titelpagina's met vignet, 105 x 190mm., 360pp. + Tafel en 400pp. + Tafel. In het Fransch beschreven door den Heer Pieter d'Oudegherst, en nu in het Nederduytsch gebragt. Met o.a. Proces en veroordeling der Graeven van Egmont en Horn Vreeden Slag omtrent Cassel, Moord op Karel den Goeden in de Kerk van S.Donaes te Brugge, Nieuwe opstanden der Bruggelingen, Robert van Bethune, Beleg van Iper door de Gentenaeren, enz. Zeker gezien ouderdom twee exemplaren in mooie staat! 1010 g.

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        DREYHUNDERT AUSERLESENE AMERICANISCHEN GEWÄCHSE NACH LINNEISCHER ORDNUNG

      Nuremberg: auf kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1785. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. With 300 Beautiful Hand-Colored Plates Of Jacquin's Plants from the Americas. 216 x 140 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). Six volumes bound in two. Edited by Johannes Zorn. FIRST EDITION. QUITE ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY MARBLED HALF CALF, stencilled paper sides and similarly treated endpapers, flat spines divided into six panels with gilt plain and chain rules, two panels with Grecian urn centerpiece, two with starburst centerpiece, one with black morocco title label, and one with gilt volume numbers. Wooduct vignette on titles, woodcut head- and tailpieces, as well as 300 VERY FINE HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED PLATES OF PLANTS. Pritzel 10726; Sabin 35519; Sitwell, p. 105; Nissen 2204 (under "Zorn"). A hint of rubbing to extremities, three plates with very small portions of adhering tissue guards (one of those guards missing), other trivial imperfections, but AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY SET IN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CONDITION, the bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, and the text and the very pleasing colored plates especially fresh, bright, and clean. A Dutchman of French origin living in Vienna, Jacquin (1727-1817) was the leading botanist of his day. Sitwell tells us that, "Like Trew in Nuremberg, or Sloane and Banks in London, Jacquin was the center of a flourishing circle of scientists and artists to whom he extended his patronage, and many handsome books owed their existence to his enthusiasm and enterprise." Jacquin became associated with the famous gardens of Schoenbrunn when he was sent by the emperor Francis I to America to gather exotic plants for the palace grounds. Those travels resulted in the transporting of hundreds of plants from the Caribbean, and Blunt says that with Jacquin's species, Schoenbrunn "gave the illusion that the visitor had been transported into the heart of America." This acquisition of plants also occasioned the publishing in 1763 of Jacquin's celebrated large-format "Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia" adorned with handsome engraved illustrations, but issued in a very small quantity and at a prohibitive price. The present work, which translates as "Three Hundred Outstanding American Plants, According to Linnaean Order," contains richly and carefully hand-colored plates that are reduced copies of those original engravings, along with explanations of the plates, as a way of making at least a portion of the "Selectae" available to people of ordinary means.

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        Paterson's British Itinerary Being A new and accurate Delineation And Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads Of Great Britain

      London: Carington Bowles, 1785. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full tree calf. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 358 strip road maps (copper engravings) on 180 pages. 18.5 x 11.5 cm. Hand colored engraved general map, engraved titles and dedication Vol. I. Errata, Chapter on the Roads of Scotland, description of the secondary, or branch roads of England and Wales, and a Circuits of the Judges in England -- two per year in the spring and autumn, Lent and Autumn Assizes respectively. Ink stain cover of Vol. I, interior contents clean, corner wear, spines frayed head and foot.

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        BRITISH ITINERARY Being A New And Accurate Delineation And Description Of The Roads of Great Britain Volume I [&] Volume II

      Carrington Bowles, 1785.. 1st edn. 2 vols bound as 1. Tall 8vo. Contemporary gilt lettered and ruled continuous red calf with integral fastening flap and stamped with Countess Dowager Aylesford on upper board (bright VG). Pp. x + xxix + 228 [&] 121 (pages and maps bright and unmarked; no inscriptions), illus with double page b&w maps. .

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        Figures de l' Histoire de France

      [Paris]: Renouard, n.d. [1785]. This copy with the engraved bookplate of Percy Hamilton Clark, perhaps the most famous American cricketer of all time, who in 1903 ushered in what has been called the “Golden Age” of cricket in the U.S.A. 167 engraved plates, 154 of which are numbered and 13 unnumbered, by Moreau the Younger, Monnet and Lepicier depicting the history of France and including frameworks for descriptive text of Monsieur l'Abbe' Garnier. Large 8vo, (29 by 20.5 cm), in handsome antique three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, the spine ornately gilt lettered and decorated. 167 leaves, printed on one side only. A very pleasing copy, internally very fine and fresh, the binding with some light, expected evidence of age. A VERY BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED WORK. This impressive suite of engravings depict the history of France from the inauguration of Pharamond (circa 428) to the year 1314. Moreau had intended to carry on with the engraving work and bring the book up to his own time, but the project was unfortunately never completed.

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        Théatre Des Grecs. Nouvelle Édition Enrichie De Très Belles Gravures & Augmentée De La Traduction Entière Des Pièces Grecques Dont Il N'existe Que Des Extraits Dans Toutes Les Editions .

      Cussac, Paris, 1785 - 1789 - XVI - 496pp. - 2 láminas = VIII - 469pp. - 1 hoja y 2 láminas = VIII - 560pp. y 3 láminas = VIII - 510pp. - 1 hoja y 2 láminas = 3 hojas - 520pp. y 1 lámina = VIII - 519pp. y 2 láminas = VIII - 547pp. y 3 láminas = 3 hojas - 518pp. y 1 lámina = VIII - 520pp. y 1 lámina = VIII - 471pp. y 2 láminas = VI - 548pp. - 1 hoja y 2 láminas = VI - 587pp. - 1 hoja y 2 láminas = Y = 3 hojas - 605pp. - 1 hoja. Ejemplar completísimo con las 23 láminas de los artistas Borel, Defraine, Le Barbier, Marillier, Marchand et Monnet. Bella y conservada encuadernación de época en piel roja, con escudo real en ambas tapas de cada volumen. Cantos decorados, cortes dorados.Ejemplar con ex-libris de la Biblioteca del príncipe Juan Pedro Aladro y Kastriota , diplomático español descendiente de la familia real albanesa. Comendador de la Real Orden de Carlos III. =Brumoy, Pedro (1688-1742). Jesuita francés, poeta latino y erudito. Sus escritos más notables son: Pensamientos sobre la decadencia de la poesía latina; Historia de la iglesia galicana y Teatro de los Griegos. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1200.

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