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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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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        The Novelist's Magazine Vol XVIII Containing the Arabian Nights Entertainment

      nbsp;London - Harrison and Co, 1785 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Afictional collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales originally compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Antoine Gallandwas a French orientalist and archaeologist,he wasthe first European translator of The Arabian Nights. His version exerted a huge influence on subsequent European literature and attitudes to the Islamic world. Mystery still surrounds the origins of some of the most famous tales. For instance, there are no Arabic manuscripts of Aladdin and Ali Baba which pre-date Galland's translation, leading some scholars to conclude that Galland invented them himself and the Arabic versions are merely later renderings of his original French. Galland was also eager to conform to the literary canons of the era. He cut many of the erotic passages as well as all of the poetry. Featuringsixteen steel engraved plates. Collated complete. In four volumes bound as one. Condition: In a half calf binding with vellum corners and marbled boards. Externally, rather rubbed with wear to the boards and extremities. Back strip is cracked and lifting in places. Front hinge is slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound with lightly age toned pages, which is expected given the age of the book, scattered spotting throughout, which is heavier to the plates, as well as first and last pages. Previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: FAIR..

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        A History of the Late Siege of Gibraltar with a Description and Account of that Garrison From the Earliest Periods

      Printed in London by T. Spilsbury, Snowhill First Edition 1785. London 1785. First edition hard back binding in full calf covers, gilt title and author lettering on morocco label to the spine. Quarto. 11'' x 9''. Contains [xvi] 360 printed pages of text with 9 [of 10] fold-out engravings, comprising 3 fold-out plan maps and 6 fold-out views. List of Subscribers, errata leaf. From the library and private estate of Sir John Gladstone [1764-1851] Father of William Gladstone [1809-1898], British Liberal Statesman and Prime Minister, with the Fasque House [a derivative of a Gaelic word simply meaning shelter] book plate to the front paste down. One map has tears and repairs to the folds, one view has one small repaired tear, just a little sporadic foxing to a couple of pages, end papers cracked, corners bumped, spine rubbed and sun faded. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Romæ antiquæ notitia: or, the antiquities of Rome. In two parts I. A Short History of the Rise, Progress, and Decay of the Commonwealth. II. A description of the City : An Account of the Religion, Civil Government, and Art of War, with the remarkable Customs and Ceremonies, Publick and Private. To which are prefixed t

      printed for C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, B. Law, W. Owen, T. Longman [and 5 others in London], London: printed for C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, B. Law, W. Owen, T. Longman [and 5 others in London],& , 1785. Full Calf. Fine. The sixteenth edition, corrected and improved. 8vo: [16],xxx,375,[27]pp, with 14 copperplate engravings, (7 folding, one double-page), numerous decorative head- and tailpieces; title page printed in black and red. Handsomely rebound by Fitterer in period-style butterscotch calf, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. Pages and plates clean and crisp with no foxing, browning or soiling, a remarkably fresh, bright copy. Lowndes 1263. ESTC Citation No. T86339. The author's first and best known work, the first edition of which appeared in 1696, the year Kennett graduated with a Master of Art from Oxford College. Prefaced by two essays—"The Roman Learning" and "The Roman Education"—it passed through many editions, remaining, for nearly a century, the standard work on the subject. According to the ODNB, the book's "elegant synthesis of the antiquarian data assembled over the previous 200 years ensured it a leading place among books on the daily life of the Romans until the nineteenth century." Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the edition of 1746.

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        Tratado de vendages, y apositos para el uso de los reales colegios de cirugia illustrado con diez laminas, en que se manifiestan los apositos necesarios a cada operacion, tanto separados, como aplicados con sus correspondientes vendages para la mas facil inteligencia de los principiantes

      Madrid: D. Joseph Doblado. 1785. 8vo, pp. [8], 144; 10 large folding engraved plates; contemporary full vellum titled in ink on spine; fine, large copy. A detailed text on the methods of bandaging and applying external medicines under bandages. The plates show every imaginable bandage used with method of application. Canivell was aid to the surgeon general of the Spanish Army and professor at the College of Surgery at Cadiz. See Palau 42285 for the first (1763) edition.

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        Prayers and Meditations. Published from his Manuscripts by George STRAHAN

      London, for T. Cadell, in The Strand 1785.. 2nd ed. gr.-8°. XVI, 230 S. Kalbdr.-Bd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg., Stehkantenvergold. Gest. Exlbris. Gelenke restaur. Vorl. posthume Veröffentlichung im Jahr der Erstausgabe, erfolgte 1 Jahr nach Johnsons Tod, nachdem dieser seinem Testator (Strahan) seine Manuskripte anvertraute. Strahan strich jedoch die Stellen, bei denen ein gewisses Misstrauen Johnsons dem Christentum gegenüber herauslesbar waren.

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        Silurus Glanis

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

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        Cyprinus Blicca

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

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        Trachinus Draco

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

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        THE HOUSEKEEPER'S INSTRUCTOR Or Universal Family Cook Being An Ample And Clear Display Of the Art Of Cookery In All Its Various Branches Containing .. Proper Rules For Brewing Malt Liquor .. To Which Is Added The Complete Art Of Carving

      W. And J. Stratford, c. 1785.. 5th edn. 8vo. Rebound in later gilt lettered half morocco, raised ribbed spine, on marbled paper-laid boards (edges of spine a little rubbed - otherwise VG). Pp. 448, illus with engraved frontispiece and 11 further engraved plates (frontispiece rather tanned and clipped at top corner and relaid on later paper; 1 folding plate with long tear along 2nd fold; previous owner's on front free endpaper and verso of folding plate) .

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        VOYAGE dans les états Barbaresques de Maroc, Alger, Tunis et Tripoly; Ou Lettres D'un des Captifs qui viennent d'être rachetés par MM. les Chanoines réguliers de la Sainte-Trinité; SUIVIES D'une Notice sur leur rachat, & du Catalogue de leurs noms

      Paris,: Chez Guillot, Libraire de Monsieur,, 1785.. viii, [9]-193, [i], 8 pp. 12mo. (11 x 18 cm.). Sewn, entirely uncut (à la barbe), loose contemporary grey wrappers (spine strip gone); preserved in modern blue blind wrappers and a wooden drop box. ¶ The very rare first edition of a series of letters by a French naval officer who was kept slave in North Africa and bought free by the canons of the Trinitarian ordre. In it the author gives i.a. a description of Meknès, Salè, Alger, Tunis and Tripoli. The work concludes with a list of 313 French slaves bought free by the Trinitarian ordre in 1785, who later that year (9th of July) arrived in the harbour of Marseille. Fine copy in pure state as issued (was never bound). With on the title and p. iii the library stamp of the "Pères Trinitaires de Marseille". A German translation was published in 1788. Playfair, Algeria 280; Tailliart 1618; ABES (the French Union Catalogus) lists only 2 copies.

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        THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRS: OR, COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MARTYROLOGY ... CONTAINING A FULL, AMPLE, CORRECT AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE MANY DREADFUL PERSECUTIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, BY PAGANS, JEWS, TURKS, PAPISTS, AND OTHERS

      London: Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, in Pater-Noster- Row, [nd. but ca. 1785].. iv,5-466,[8]pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, gilt. Illustrated with 44 engraved plates (including the frontispiece). Boards detached, subscribers list bound out of sequence at end, a few small marginal nicks or light smudges, occasional foxing and a few marginal spots, upper margin of one plate stained, along with the upper fore-corner of another, and there's a narrow smear across the face of another, but an internally about good copy, with the majority of the plates very good or better.. One of several variations upon this work published under Cooke's imprint, which, according to ESTC, was first published in parts in beginning in 1765, and from that format, reissued in book form with cancel titles. A note in ESTC assigned to one of the variants approximating the copy in hand reports Cooke's place of business was at the above address between 1783 and 1792; the present copy is the variant without 'at' preceding No. 17 in the imprint. It is possible that this work is actually by the miscellaneous writer and biographer Robert Sanders (ca. 1727 - 1783), who paid Southwell to attach his name to his work, THE UNIVERSAL FAMILY BIBLE, first issued in parts, and then in two volumes in 1773. This work in an amplification of Fox, updated to include events of the 17th and 18th centuries, with additional attention paid to Ireland, Scotland and the Americas. The engravings are signed as the work of Dodd, Stothard, and others, and like those executed for Foxe in the preceding centuries, may have been calculated as much for their sensationalism as for any potential for spiritual edification. The directions to the binder calls for only 40 plates. ESTC N50750.

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        Children Throwing Snow Balls

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 8 December 1785. Mezzotint. 17 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 19 1/8 x 24 1/2 inches. A fine image of childhood after Paye who 'especially excelled in painting children, both as single portraits and in groups' (DNB) One odd feature of late 18th century British genre paintings and prints from our present point of view was the discovery of children as suitable subjects of interest. Previously, children rarely appeared in paintings usually as participants in a religious or mythological scene, and not as children per se. Children as they were as opposed to future adults presented a problem for many artists: how to realistically capture childish activities, childish exuberance, childish despair? One of the most successful children artists was R. M. Paye (d. 1821) as demonstrated in this superb snowball fight in which six children each exemplify aspects of childhood experience: fear, joy, capriciousness, pity and so forth. The random arrangement of figures caught in mid-motion, unposed and without self- consciousness enhance the child-like feeling of fun and freedom. It's a story without moral or ulterior meaning. Richard Morton Paye was a renowned painter, who gained a noted reputation through his delicate paintings of children and his accomplished portraits. This lovely print by Ward is a wonderful example of Paye's best work, it shows the talents of the painter as well as the proficiency of the engraver. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his masters' delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. For any print connoisseur the work of William Ward epitomizes the best of English printmaking. His fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age.

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        El Sacrosanto y Ecuménico Concilio de Trento, traducido al idioma castellano por Don Ignacio López de Ayala. Agrégase el texto original corregido según la edición auténtica de Roma, publicada en 1564

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1785. 4to.; XXXII-578 pp., 54 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada y tejuelo. Primera edición de la traducción realizada por López de Ayala bajo el patrocinio del Cardenal Lorenzana. Cabe recordar la enorme impronta en la vida española de las disposiciones trentinas desde que la Pragmática de Felipe II de 12 de Julio de 1564 las declarase "Ley del Reino". La presente edición del Cardenal Lorenzana se agotó rápidamente, dada la necesidad de un texto auténtico, y en el mismo año de 1785 apareció una "segunda edición" que presenta notables variantes.

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        Vue Dune Promenade De Hambourg Hors Du Stein-Thor." Steintorwall mit der Allee vor dem Tor. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Jacques de Foisse 1785. 31x42.3 cm. - Thieme / Becker XII, 145 - Schellenberg 138 - Die schon im 17. Jahrhundert vor dem Steintor gepflanzte Große Allee galt weniger dem Naturgenuß, sie wurde vielmehr für gesellschaftliche Anlässe wie Korsofahrten besonders aber zum Promenieren, Repräsentieren und Sichsehenlassen genutzt.

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        Vue D'Une Promenade De Hambourg, Hors Du Dammthor." Dammtorwall mit der Allee vor dem Tor. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Jacques de Foisse 1785. 31x42 cm. - Thieme / Becker XII, 145 - Schellenberg 139 - Die schon im 17. Jahrhundert vor dem Dammtor gepflanzte Große Allee galt weniger dem Naturgenuß, sie wurde vielmehr für gesellschaftliche Anlässe wie Korsofahrten besonders aber zum Promenieren, Repräsentieren und Sichsehenlassen genutzt.

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        The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

      London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1785 First edition. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Spine richly gilt. Quarto. Bookplate, two old ink signatures. A little light browning, but a very good, wide-margined copy. Paley was educated at his father's school in Giggleswick and at Christ's College, Cambridge, of which he became a tutor in 1768. His lectures on moral philosophy impressed the university, and when Paley married and retreated to a country rectory he set to work to enlarge and publish them. They appeared in 1785 as Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy. The book was an instant success..." (See Printing and the Mind of Man, 245, where two other books of his were chosen.) Book VI, "Elements of Political Knowledge," includes a chapter on "Population and Provision; and of Agriculture and Commerce as subservient thereto."

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America

      1785. "The Magna Carta of the United States" [United States]. [Constitutions]. The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation Between the Said States; The Treaties Between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. And the Treaties Between Their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands and the United States of America. Published Originally by Order of Congress. Boston: Printed by Norman and Bowen, 1785. 28, 5-180, [1], 29 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked in period style, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, minor nicks and rubbing to boards. Some toning to text, negligible dampspotting in a few places, internally clean. Book housed in a lightly worn quarter-morocco slipcase with raised bands and gilt title (reading Constitutions of the Thirteen United States"). An appealing copy of an important title. * Second edition. This is the second edition published in America, preceded by the rare 1781 Philadelphia printing of 200 copies. (London, Dublin and Glasgow editions were issued in 1782 and 1783). Published originally by order of Congress, this compilation exerted a significant influence on the 1787 Federal Constitution. "This work was the first authoritative and original printed texts of these important documents... It is, in short, the book which may be considered as the Magna Carta of the United States. It is scarcely necessary to say that this important work has been repeatedly reprinted" (Sabin). OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1785 edition in North American law libraries (Boston College, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Social Law, University of Michigan, Yale). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16092. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3024.

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        Considerations on the Order of Cincinnatus: to which are added, As well several original papers relative to that institution, A Letter from the late M. Turgot…

      J. Johnson, London 1785. 8vo, 284pp. Early quarter brown calf with marbled boards, rubbed, outer hinge cracking. Internally very good, bookplate removed from ffep leaving some marks. Howes M-655. OCLC 6621734, 21 copies.

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        Disertacion o memoria sobre el fomento y progresos de la agricultura por medio de los abonos de las tierras

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1785. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition Madrid 1785 8vo. Some marginal browning affecting title and first few leaves. First word of title with slight loss of letters, very handsomely bound in contemporary full calf morocco label. Very small owners label at foot of spine.

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        Recreación Filosófica, ó Diálogo sobre la Filosofía Natural para instrucción de personas curiosas que no frecuentaron las aulas. Traducido del portugués por Don Luis Antonio Figueroa

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía, 1785 - 1787. Siete volúmenes en 4to. menor; XXX pp., LVIII-337 pp. y 5 láminas plegadas, más IV-435 pp., 4 láminas, más IV-391 pp., 4 lámimas, mas IV-317 pp., 5 láminas, mas IV-391 pp., 5 láminas, mas IV-479 pp., 5 láminas, mas VI-462 pp. Primera edición. Encuadernación uniforme en pergamino, de la época.

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        Description de Pyrmont. Traduite d l'Allemand

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1785. 20 cm. 2 Bände. (20), 314; (18), 365, (1) Seiten mit 2 Titelvignetten, 1 gefalteten Plan (28 x 34 cm) und 8 gefalteten Tafeln in Kupferstich von C. G. Geyser nach Johann Friedrich Weitsch. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückensch. - Engelmann, Geogr. 803 (vgl.) - Hirsch / Hübotter IV, 67 - Martin, Badewesen 419, 342 (vgl.) - Thieme / Becker 35, 251 (Weitsch) - Erste französische Ausgabe, unmittelbar nach der Erstausgabe erschienen. Marcard (1747 - 1817), der bedeutende Badearzt des 18. Jahrhunderts, trug wesentlich zum Aufschwung von Pyrmont als Kurort bei. Geboren 1747, wuchs in Walsrode und Stade auf, 1776 Hofmedicus in Hannover, ab 1887 Leibarzt des Herzogs Peter Friedrich Ludwig von Oldenburg, 1788 Übersiedlung nach Oldenburg, wo er zum Kreis um G. A. v. Halem gehörte und gemäßigter Anhänger der Aufklärung war; daneben praktizierte er in den 3 Sommermonaten in Pyrmont, 1817 in Hannover gestorben. Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt, des Kurbetriebes und das gesellschaftliche Leben (Adel, Studenten, etc.) Der Faltplan mit einem Grundriß der Stadt, die Tafeln mit Ansichten der Kuranlagen, der Landschaft um Pyrmont und einzelner Gebäude sowie einer Gesamtansicht. Schönes Exemplar - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        American Academy of Arts and Sciences

      Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1785. First edition. The plates show some offsetting and browning, the spine leather is a bit cracked, the text is generally clean with only occasional foxing, a good to very good copy.. Pp. xxxii, 20, 568, [2], six folding engraved plates. Original full leather, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, 4to. This is the prestigious first volume of the Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It contains much scientific literature on lightning and electricity by Joseph Willard, Arthur Lee, and James Bowdoin, as well as articles by Williams on earthquakes in New England, by Benjamin Lincoln on the shells and geology of York River in Virginia; by Joseph Green leaf on Indian corn, by Manasseh Cutler describing many new species of North American plants, by the botanist Benjamin Lincoln on fruit trees, and numerous other technical articles on medical and astronomical observations. Signature of Charles Chaffin and one other intelligible signature from Holden, Massachusetts, dated 1824 on the front endpaper.

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        The Book of Common Prayer

      Oxford - Printed by W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1785 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three books bound in one. Bound in morocco leather with gilt decoration. With 50 plates in The Book of Common Prayer. The Book of Common Prayer is the common title of a number of prayer books of the Church of England and of other Anglican churches, used throughout the Anglican Communion. The first book, published in 1549, in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. Nahum Tate (1652 1715) was an Irish poet, hymnist, and lyricist, who became England's poet laureate in 1692. Nicholas Brady (1659 1726) was an Anglican divine and poet. Brady's best-known work, written with his collaborator Nahum Tate, is New Version of the Psalms of David, a metrical version of the Psalms. It was licensed in 1696, and largely ousted the old version by T. Sternhold and J. Hopkins. Condition: The text block is split with leaf Q8 and R1 detached but present and withtwo closed tears measuringno more than2. 5cm. There is significant wear to the extremities, including significant bumping and rubbing with loss. The front board has been re-attached with stitching. Internally the pages are bright with some handling marks. There is offsetting from the plates and theoccasional spot. There is a small water stain on the frontis that does not encroach in the engraving. Overall the condition is fair due to the split in the binding..

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        Complete Body of Ancient Geography, A

      R. Sayer and J. Bennett, London. 1785 - Fair+. Unbound. Front free endpaper, title page, 13 maps and rear free endpaper. The edges of the title page are a little nicked, as pictured. There is an inch long closed tear to the blank margin of the map Orbis Verteribus Notus. The map of Italy has a small ink mark to the word 'Sicilia' and one of the place names of the island has been correct with hand drawn line through it and the corrected name written instead (all as pictured). There is a touch of toning and foxing here and there and the odd sparse speckling of black - all as pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology: or, the Art of Fortelling Future Events and Contingencies by the Aspects, Positions, and Influences of the Heavenly Bodies... In Four Parts.

      London: Printed for the Proprieter, and Sold by W. Nicoll in St. Paul's Church-yard, M. Sibly, in Goswell-Street, and E. Sibly, Portsmouth-Common., 1785.. EARLY EDITION: Typical mixed issue with the four parts dated 1785,1784,1787 and 1788. Large quarto pp. xi, 1126, [4 index] Recent half speckled calf, marbled boards, raised mands and gilt titled red label to spine. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece, 29 further plates (1 folding) and numerous charts and tables. Occasional browning and foxing, tape repairs to verso of folding table which has a few small closed tears, but generally a clean, very good copy. A massive compendium of astrology and, in part IV magic, that was reprinted a number of times into the 19th Century. Bibliotheca Esoterica [4577], Gardner Astro. [1167] for the 1790 edition.

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        Romanarum historiarum quae supersunt, novo studio conquisivit, digessit, ad fidem codd. mss. recensuit, supplevit, emaculavit, varietatem lectionum adiecit, Latinam versionem emendavit, adnotationibus variorum suisque illustravit, commodis indicibus instruxit Iohannes Schweighaeuser (Griechisch und Latein)

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1785. 22 cm. 3 Bände. (6), 40, (2), 907, (1); (4), 930; 922, (140) Seiten mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz, 1 gestochenen Vignette und 2 Zwischentiteln (Band 1, Teil 2; Band 2 Teil 2). Grüne Chagrin-Lederbände der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern - Brunet I, 356 - Graesse I, 169 - Schweiger, Klass. I, 40 - "Vorzüglichste Ausgabe nach unbenutzten Manuscripten mit trefflichen Erläuterungen. Viele Lücken sind ergänzt" (Schweiger). Inhalt: Historias Romanorum externas maxime complectens; Historiam bellorum civilium complectens; Fragmenta, Historiam Parthicam, temere Appians tributam, et annotationes complectens. - Schweighäuser kommt das Verdienst zu, die teilweise nur in Bruchstücken erhaltene Geschichte des röm. Reiches von Appian (2. Jh.) kritisch gesichtet, mit einer lat. Übersetzung und einem Kommentar versehen zu haben. (ADB 30, 347 f). - Im Innendeckel Buchhändlerschildchen "Alfred Lorentz Leipzig". Provenienz: aus der Biblothek des Altertumsforschers Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815 - 1887) mit dessen Besitzeintrag auf dem Vorsatz: "J. J. Bachofen Basiliensis" - Sprache / Language: Griechisch / Greek -

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        Spatantigarude, vieux conte nouveau

      A Londres, Et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1785.. 1785. 1 lf., title w. engrd title-vignette, 86 pp., 2 lvs. Frontispice depicting a rat playing a tune with satyres dancing to it. Wdct headpiece. Second half 19th century hfcf., mrbld brds & endpapers. Spine delicately gilt-decorated & gilt-titled. Edges red. Spine-ends & crnrs a bit rbbd.; frontispice cut a bit short and foxed, a few pp. w. underlinings/annotations in pencil. Not in BARBIER, nor in DORBON-AINÉ. ¶ CAILLET 10292 after having stated that the book is rare and hardly bibliographically to be traced with a note: "Spatantigarude serait-il Mesmer?" Altogether a remarkably well-preserved and probably extremely rare book-production.

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        Versuch über die Elektricität, worinn Theorie und und Ausübung dieser Wissenschaft durch eine Menge methodisch geordneter Experimente erläutert wird, nebst einem Versuch über den Magnet. Aus dem Englischen

      Leipzig, Schwickert 1785. 21 cm. 6, (10), 270, (2 w.) Seiten mit 6 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. kartoniert der Zeit - Poggendorff I, 10 (vlg.) - Wheeler Gift 519 (vgl.) - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "An essay on electricity". Enthält insgesamt 228 Versuche, unter anderem über leitende Substanzen, Townshends Elektrometer, Voltas Lampe mit entzündbarer Luft, elektrische Funken, Leidener Flasche, medizinische Elektrizität, elektrische Batterien, Blitzableiter, atmosphärische Elektrizität. Auf dem Titel Stempel des 19. Jahrhunderts: "AStB" (Ålborg Stiftsbibliotek) -

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        A Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides (First UK Edition)

      London: Henry Baldwin / Charles Dilly, 1785. First Edition. First Edition. Second state, with corrections on pp. 121, 237, and 299; half-title present. Octavo. Contemporary black quarter-calf, marbled boards and page edges, six compartments with gilt and blind tooling, titles, and rule.& & Boswell's first Johnsonian title. Presentable overall.& & Very Good plus. Light foxing throughout, light shelfwear, neat splits at the hinges, and a few small chips and closed tears. & & Pottle 57, 1967.

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        The Florence Miscellany

      Florence: Printed for G[aetano] Cam[biagi], 1785. First edition, presentation copy. Leather. Fine/Presentation copy from Hester Lynch Piozzi to her friend and correspondent, the Cambridge professor of Arabic Leonard Chappelow, with his signature on the title page and note on the front fly-leaf, "Given to me by my Good Friend Mrs. Piozzi April 1787." Opposite Mrs. Piozzi's "Translation of an Italian Sonnet upon an English Watch," is inserted an AUTOGRAPH TRANSCRIPT of the original Italian poem in Piozzi's hand. The typographical error in the printed text annoyed her, as she wrote to Lysons from Rome in March, 1786, "They have printed it 'touched by a magic hand.' It should be 'wand,' for 'hand' comes in the line that rhymes to it." Here, she crossed out "hand" and wrote "wand" in black ink. & & The collection was a collaboration between four English ex-pats (Piozzi, William Parsons, Robert Merry and Bertie Greatheed) and their Italian friends, among them Piozzi's husband (who contributed a musical serenade), Ippolito Pindemonte, Lorenzo Pignotti, Angelo d'Elci, Marco Lastri and Giuseppe Parini. Their idea was to reinvigorate poetry by injecting Italian poetic traditions into English letters. In addition to original poems, the volume notably translates selections from Petrarch, Dante, Tasso and Poliziano into English, as well as contemporary political odes and panegyrics to Italian patriots.& & The collection was written off as unserious by contemporary critics (in part due to Piozzi's preface, which presents it as light amusement), yet it was the first important English engagement with Italian poetry after Milton, and it led English Romantics into Italian territory. The authors shared copies from the paltry print run between themselves and sent out copies to their friends.& . Octavo (21 cm); 224 pages, including three pages of engraved music. Manuscript leaf in Piozzi's hand bound in. Bound in contemporary English tree calf, gilt, covers with an outer border of Greek key pattern between gilt fillets and framing an interlaced gilt inner border with tooled corner ornaments of flowers, board edges, turn-ins, and text block edges gilt; marbled endleaves; expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, corners repaired. Some very minor foxing. Manuscript alterations (by Piozzi) on pages 62, 209, 215. Censored lines on pages 9, and 27 left blank, but small pasted slip corrects text on page 20. Nineteenth-century bookplate of Walter Hamilton; penciled note of Pickering & Chatto on lower endleaf dated 1937. Reference: Rothschild 1437; Maggs catalogue 1083, #398 (this copy)

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        The United States of North America with the British & Spanish Territories according to the Treaty of 1784

      [London]: Wm. Faden, Feb. 11, 1785. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, trimmed within platemark top margin, trimmed to platemark bottom margin, neatlines intact, mounted on silk mending a split at center fold, large lateral margins. 20 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches. The extremely rare fourth issue of one of the most important early maps of the United States Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the fourth issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series which almost never appear on the market. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. The present map depicts the United States with its new boundaries as determined at the end of the Revolutionary War, as ratified at the Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3rd, 1783. (The Treaty came into effect in April of 1784). The map is beautifully coloured to identify American, British, Spanish territories, and the coasts of Newfoundland, rich in cod then, to which the French were granted fishing rights. The Treaty of Paris settlement established the new United States from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Unfortunately, the source of the Mississippi had not been determined, though the map provides two possible "Mississippi River by Conjecture" sites. Consequently, no definitive northwestern border could be determined. More relevantly, we note open western borders for every state from Georgia to Pennsylvania, except South Carolina. The boundaries between New York, the Iroquois Nation and Pennsylvania are non-existent, but Vermont, though not yet a ratified state, has been inserted between New York and New Hampshire, the beginning of a settlement of an old quarrel. Maine is part of Massachusetts and divided between the "Main" and "Sagahadok" regions. The land west of the Appalachians but east of the Mississippi, while theoretically apportioned to the United States, is shown to be in fact in the possession of the various native tribes. British hopes for this region lay very much with them. By the Treaty of Paris, Spain, who had allied themselves with France, took back possession of Florida from Britain, and the vast Louisiana Territory from France. England and Spain were now the predominant North American powers with the fledgling United States relatively minor. The composition is completed by an extremely fine title cartouche, which depicts a scene in which slaves prepare barrels, bundles and bales for export. This cartouche appeared on several incarnations of this map, and it points to a couple of interesting aspects of the British perception of America: one, America's continuance of slavery, declarations of rights and freedom notwithstanding, and two, the benefits of commerce to both nations. In fact, trade between the two countries resumed soon after the war, despite French protestations. Streeter Sale 3784; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," in Tooley, The Mapping of America, 80(d), Philips, Maps, p. 865.

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        THE ANNUAL REGISTER ... FOR THE YEAR 1783 containing The Paris Peace Treaty that ended the American Revolution

      London: J. Dodsley, 1785. First Edition. Hardcover. Mostly light dampstaining to many pages not affecting the text to any serious degree. Very Good internally in a recent and Fine binding. Handsomely bound in recent calf-backed marbled boards with a gilt-stamped spine volume number and a burgundy morocco gilt-lettered title spine label. Includes material of American interest including several letters signed in type by George Washington and Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States dated 2 Nov. 1783. Also includes the transcript of the Paris Peace Treaty between Great Britain and the United States of America that formally ended the American Revolutionary War: "His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof." There is also an account of the "Description of Experiments made with the Aerostatic Machine, &c. by M. Faujas de St. Fond."

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