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        A NEW UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE RELIGIOUS RITES, CEREMONIES, AND CUSTOMS OF THE WHOLE WORLD: OR A COMPLETE AND IMPARTIAL VIEW OF ALL THE RELIGIONS

      London: Alexander Hogg, [1785]. New Edition. Hardcover. Joints split but tight. Faint stain affecting some pages, some toning. Very Good copy. Folio (9" x 14") bound in contemporary calf-backed boards; 704, xii [4] pages. Illustrated with 60 copper engravings. Hurd covers, among others, the modern Jews, the Japanese, and the Native Americans of Canada, California, and Florida: "The inhabitants of Florida are idolators, and acknowledge the sun and moon for deities." Wonderful plates including natives of the Caribee Islands feasting on human flesh.

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent

      London. Hooker, William Jackson (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. [London,] Royal Gardens, Kew, April 3, n.d. (probably 1857 or after). 3pp. 179 x 112 mm. Fine apart from a little faint spotting.Hooker, the first full-time director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, devoted himself to the study of botany from an early age, specializing in mosses, liverworts and other cryptogamia. He served as regius professor of botany at the University of Glasgow from 1820 to 1841, when he was appointed to head Kew Gardens. Under Hooker's leadership Kew grew from eleven acres to its present size of nearly 300 acres, and its collections vastly increased, largely due to a network of Hooker's former students who brought in specimens from around the world. Hooker's own herbarium, which contained some 4000 volumes and one million dried plant specimens, was purchased by the British government for the nation after Hooker's death. Hooker was the author of over two dozen works on botany, including British Jungermanniae (1816), which established hepaticology (the study of liverworts) as a separate field; he also edited several botanical journals. The first part of Hooker's letter deals with the preparation of a forthcoming botanical publication, most likely The Museum of Economic Botany, or a Popular Guide to the Useful and Remarkable Vegetable Products in the Two Museum Buildings of the Royal Gardens of Kew (1858): "I have received & read & made 2 or 3 verbal corrections & transmitted as you desired to Mr. Wyatt (I presume at the Palace of Westminster) our Cat[alogue]. Having been unavoidably absent of late I know not what has been done by our Committee. If the present Catalogue is circulated by itself I think it requires a heading or title for not one word appears of the use & object of it: so that no one could comprehend the object of it. The asterisks before any name I understood were to indicate that specimens of the plant itself are required as well as the product. . . . I find asterisks against Chinese Tea, & Coffee & Theobroma Cacao:--but they must surely have a different meaning there, for one cannot desire them so against Salvadora Persica [the "toothbrush tree"] &c. &c. . . ."The next part of Hooker's letter touches on the work of Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894), a naturalist and one of the pioneers of scientific ethnology. Hodgson spent much of his life in India, where he discovered 39 species of mammals and 124 species of birds that had hitherto been undescribed. He was the author of numerous books and papers, including Papers Relative to the Colonization, Commerce, Physical Geography, &c., &c. of the Himalaya Mountains and Nepal, published in Calcutta in 1857. He was a close friend of Hooker's son, the naturalist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911)."What an interesting acct. of the Physical Geography of the Himalayas Hodgson has published. You know Hodgson is preparing a capital Physico-geographical work on India written by Bagham[?]. He wishes a publisher. Do you think [?] Allen & Co. would be the men if I were to put the mst. into their hands?""Allen & Co." most likely refers to the publisher W. H. Allen & Co., which issued a large number of books relating to India in the 1850s.

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        LA FOLLE JOURNÉE, ou LE MARIAGE DE FIGARO, Comédie en cinq Actes, en Prose.

      - Au Palais-Royal. Chez Ruault. (Paris). 1785. LVIpp.+237pp. 1ªed. Cantos dorados. 20 x 13 cm. Enc. plena piel con nervios, hierros y filos dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Systema Plantarum Europae exhibens characteres naturales generum, characteres essentiales generum et specierum, synonima antiquorum, phrases specificas recentiorum Halleri, Scopoli. Decriptiones rariorum nec non Floras tres novas, Lugdunoeam, Delphinalem, Lithuanicam, non omissis plantis exoticis in hortis Europa vulgo obviis. Curante Joann. Emman. Gilibert.

      Genève, Piestre et Delamollière, 1785. - in-8. 2ff. LXXXVIII. 47pp + 88pp. + VIII. 43pp. Interfoliées + VII. 127pp. Veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné (étui). Premier volume seul, relié sans tomaison à l’époque, de cette compilation du botaniste lyonnais J.M. Gilibert (1774-1814). On y trouve des textes de différents botanistes (Linné, Claret de Tourette, Gilibert, etc.). D'autres volumes furent publiées les années suivantes. Précieux exemplaire du botaniste lyonnais Claude Sionnest (1749-1820), membre de plusieurs sociétés scientifiques. Sionnest n’a rien publié de son vivant, mais on a de lui des manuscrits et d'importantes collections botaniques. Le volume contient de nombreuses annotations de sa main et la mention autographesur le titre: «m’a été donné par l’auteur». Par ailleurs, la partie sur la flore lyonnaise intitulée «Chloris Lugdunensis» (de Claret de Tourette) est accompagnée de 16 feuillets intercalés, remplis de notes manuscrites, également de sa main, avec la mention «Add. Fl. Lugd» (Additions à la Flore de Lyon). Exemplaire usagé, avec nombreuses mouillures et taches, dos de la reliure en partie manquant. Il est préservé dans un étui en cartonnage moderne. Pritzel, 3327. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, For Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore...The Second Edition

      London: Printed by H. Hughs, for g. Nicol…and T. Cadell, 1785 Second edition of Captain John Cook's important third voyage, the cornerstone of any Pacific voyages collection. The first edition was published in 1784, five years after Cook's tragic death in Hawaii. This second edition differs very little from the first and has the same plates. . The text volumes are in full contemporary tree calf. The spines are ruled in gilt, with brown and black morocco labels. The binding extremities are a little rubbed, the labels are in some cases a bit chipped, and there are some neat hinge repairs, but this is a very good, attractive set. There are contemporary armorial bookplates ("T. Comyns Wood") in each volume. Three quarto text volumes, plus folio atlas volume. With all of the eighty-seven engraved plates called for, including twenty-four in the text volumes and sixty-three in the atlas. In addition, the atlas volume contains a second set of the twenty-four plates that are included in the text volume. The atlas volume is in half morocco over marbled boards. The boards are rubbed, and the endpapers creased, and there is again some minor hinge repair. In addition, there is light marginal dampstaining to a few plates, but the atlas too is overall in very good condition. Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew…" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 223, describing Cook's second voyage).

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        The Whole Art of Legerdemain: or Hocus Pocus in Perfection. By which the meanest Capacity may perform the Whole Art without a Teacher. Together with the Use of all the Instruments belonging thereto. To which is now added Abundance of New and Rare Inventions, the like never before in Print, but much desired by many

      London: Printed by T. Sabine. 1785. Eighth Edition, with large additions and amendments, [4],5-108pp., woodcut frontispiece pasted onto front board, woodcuts throughout the text, slight loss to border of pages 53/54; expert restoration to the blank margins of pages 97-106, one leaf with slight loss of text, original canvas binding. This delightful little work is seldom found complete. It was first published in London in 1722, the author is believed to be Henry Dean, a dealer in magical apparatus and had a bookshop in Tower Hill. It reveals the secrets of sleight of hand, such as: How to cut a Man's Head off, and to put the Head into a Platter, a Yard from his Body; How to kill any Fowl, but especially a Pullet, and with Words to give it Life again; To cause the Beer you drink to seem to be wrung out of the Handle of a Knife, etc. This eighth edition is not recorded in ESTC; OCLC locates a single copy at Brown University Library; Toole Stott locates copies at Glasgow University Library and in the collections of James B. Findlay and Harold A. Smith. All editions of this work are rare. Toole Stott, 212.

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        Magie oder die Zauberkräfte der Natur, so auf den Nutzen und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Tle. 2-4 (v. 4) in 3 Bänden. (UND:) Fortgesetzte Magie... Tle. 2-5 und 7-10 (v. 12) in 8 Bänden

      Wien, Trattner, 1785 - 1798.. Zusammen 11 (st. 16) Bde. Mit zus. 11 gest. Titelvign. u. 75 meist gef. Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. Ackermann I, 449; Giese, Trattner 1959; vgl. Graesse, Bibl. magica 115 und Poggend. I, 1003 (beide die Berliner EA in 17 Bdn., inkl. 1 Bd. "Neufortgesetzte Magie", 1783-1802). - Enthält eine naturwissenschaftliche Serie von chemischen, elektrischen, metallurgischen, mechanischen und optischen Versuchen u. v. m. Die Kupfer zeigen Versuchsanordnungen, die Hohlfeldische Notenmaschine, Montgolfieren, eine Sprachmaschine, ein Tabakrauchgebläse, Uhren usw. - Ohne Teil 1 der Magie und ohne die Teile 2, 6 und 11-12 der Fortgesetzten Magie. - Einbände etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Die Bände 4, 5 und 7 am Rücken stärker wurmstichig, die Bde. 8 und 9 an den Kapitalen restauriert. Text nur wenig fleckig. Einige Bände im Text im Bug unten anfangs wurmstichig (u. a. 4 u. 5), einige Bände in den Tafelrändern wurmstichig (9 u. 10). Die Kupfer in Bd. 4 seitlich beschnitten.

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle and Round the World but Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, From the Year 1772, to 1776

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1785. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Andrew Sparrman was a Swedish physician and naturalist. He arrived in South Africa on 10 January 1772. He joined Captain Cook on the Resolution on 22 November 1772. Returning in 1775, he undertook further exploration that lasted until April 1776, taking him as far as Kaffraria - what is today the southeast part of Eastern Cape of South Africa. Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage, as well as his exploration in Africa, are described in this book. Included is a brief glossary of Hottentot language and full page plates of indigenous animals, as well as the original errata and instructions to the bookbinder. Two volumes, in a recent fine half leather binding over marbled paper boards with leather corners, raised and gilt spine bands, gilt rules, and red spine labels. The binding is nearly as-new. The contents are exceptionally clean and well-preserved, with only trivial scattered hints of spotting. The pages are bright and clean, with immaculate illustrated plates, including the striking Volume I frontispiece plate "Prospect of the Country at the Cape of Good Hope". The large folding map at the end of Volume I is also clean and intact with no tears. Sparrman's work was one of the earliest on Southern Africa and the Southern Oceans.

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        Principes Philosophiques, Politiques & Moraux ( 2 tomes)

      En Suisse 1785 - Rare édition originale de l'ouvrage de Franz Rudolf Weiss. Deux volumes (125 x 190 mm) dans une reliure d'époque en demi veau, dos lisse orné de filets, fleurons et titres dorés, plats cartonnés roses légèrement salis, tranches jaunes, texte en excellent état de fraicheur. Petite tache sur tête du tome 1. Au début de chaque volume, Ex-libris armorié non identifié, accompagné de la devise "ab aeterno". Tome 1:Titre, epitre dédicatoire à Mr ***, 419p; Tome 2: Titre, table des chapitres, 424p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES AVENTURES DE TÉLÉMAQUE

      Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., Pierre-François Didot], 1785. Hardcover. In a Fine Staggemeier and Welcher Binding, With a Very Large, Early, Edwards(?) Painting. 340 x 264 mm. mm (13 3/8 x 10 3/8"). 4 p.l., 305, [1] pp.; 2 p.l., 297, [3] pp. Two volumes bound in one. ELEGANT RED CONTEMPORARY STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, BY STAGGEMEIER & WELCHER, the covers with a wide gilt border composed of onlaid strips of blue goatskin tooled with a Greek-key roll, with a square green goatskin onlay at the corners tooled with a medallion, and with an inner frame composed of an onlaid citron goatskin band and large, graceful gilt impressions of flowers, foliage, and ears of wheat. Smooth spine divided into four unequal compartments by a strip of onlaid green goatskin tooled with a gilt pentaglyph and metope roll, lettered in the second compartment on a green goatskin label, and directly on the spine at the foot, the first compartment tooled with a face-in-the-sun, the third (elongated) compartment featuring a strange figure with a winged helmet holding festoons of flowers, balancing on top of a flower issuing from a large neoclassical vase, the vase in turn perched on a candelabrum, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt rolls, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING, VERY PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY, OF TWO BOATS SAILING ON A LAKE, WITH A STATELY HOME IN THE BACKGROUND. With engraved printer's device on title pages and two frontispiece portraits of the author engraved by Dequevauviller, one in an early state before letters, and one printed on India paper and mounted. Brunet II, 1215. A hint of wear to corners, spine a little darkened, slight variation in color of the leather covers, other minor defects, but the extremely handsome binding entirely solid, with nothing approaching a significant fault, and the covers especially lustrous with bright gilt. Intermittent pale foxing in the text (a few gatherings with faint overall browning or more noticeably foxed), but the leaves remarkably fresh (they crackle as you turn them), very clean, and printed within vast margins. Fénelon's masterwork is presented here in a sumptuous package in terms of its beautiful binding, its historically interesting fore-edge painting, and its stately printed page. Like Kalthoeber and several other German binders, Staggemeier and Welcher came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among gentry and nobility for elegant bindings. In partnership in London from about 1799 to 1810, the two oversaw "one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration, and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. Our binding is unsigned, but many of the same tools can be found on signed and related examples, the face-in-the-sun being a particular favorite. The large scroll tools around the inside of the border were used on a copy of "The Memoirs of Count Grammont" (1794) from the collection of Otto Schäfer, (sold Sotheby's New York, 1 November 1995, lot 111) and on Birch, "The Heads of Illustrious Persons" (1756), illustrated in Foot, "The Henry Davis Gift," II, 198. The scrolls also appear on two vellum bindings, along with the strange figure on the spine, one being on a copy of "Campi Phlegræi" (1779) from the J.R. Abbey collection (sold Sotheby's, 22 June 1965, lot 368), and secondly on an album of drawings from the Estelle Doheny collection (sold Christie's New York, 18 October 1988, lot 1596). This style of binding, and especially the treatment of the covers with the colored onlays and scroll and wheat tools, had a far-reaching influence and was closely followed by binders such as Krauss in Vienna and Zaidler in St. Petersburg. Another copy of this edition of Télémaque, said to be bound by Staggemeier and Welcher in blue goatskin and with a fore-edge painting of a chateau, was in the Doheny collection and was sold on 17 October 1988 as lot 1320. The size of the present volume gave the painter of our fore-edge scene considerable room to create a pleasing, detailed panorama containing a stately home surrounded by weeping willows on the left, and a lake before it and to the right. On the water are two sailing vessels next to each other, the larger one occupied by a crew wrestling with the sails, while a third craft, a dinghy with several passengers, bobs alongside. The marine action is set against a wooded shore and fluffy white clouds in the sky above. We believe that this painting may very well be early, perhaps even contemporaneous with the binding. It has many of the qualities associated with fore-edge scenes from the final years of the 18th century and first years of the 19th, particularly those done by Edwards of Halifax, the firm generally credited with creating and popularizing this especially pleasing decorative innovation. In fact, there is no reason to resist the hypothesis that our painting might well have been done for Edwards, especially since it looks like known paintings from that celebrated firm and because there was an active collaboration between Edwards and Didot, the printer here. Our painting has stock Edwards elements (pastoral English countryside with stately home on the left, body of water on the right, bushy trees as dressing); it was done (or at least is found today) in pastel colors; and it appears on a volume printed by Didot, a supplier for Edwards of numerous books that ended up with fore-edge paintings. Whatever the origin of the painting, the present volume is a lovely artifact that reflects the highest level of achievement in bookmaking of the period. The text here is a classic work of French literature. François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (1651-1715) was a Catholic theologian, writer, and former royal tutor best known for the present book, which was on the surface a retelling of the story of Ulysses' son Telemachus, but was in fact a subtle attack on the absolute monarchy of France under Louis XIV. Although often seen with plates, Brunet informs us that the book was sold both with and without engravings.

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        Carte d'Amerique. Dressée pour l'usage du Roi. Nouvellement revue, augmentée.

      DE L'ISLE 1785 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1785. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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        Inscriptiones pro sepulcris et funeribus instauratis nonnullorum Bononiensium et exterorum

      Giuseppe Lucchesini, Bologna 1785 - Foliazione variabile (22 cm). Il volumetto risulta costituito dall¿accorpamento e rilegatura di numerosi fascicoli accomunati dal medesimo argomento. Figure: Monogramma di Cristo (XP) nel frontespizio, ritratto del sacerdote bolognese Alessandro Rappini, incisione raffigurante la tomba monumentale della famiglia Tanari, incisione raffiurante il recto e il verso di un medaglione ritraente Ignazio Schiassi, ritratto di Giuseppe Vogli, ritratto di Emmanuel Rodriguez Aponte. Legatura: Mezza pelle con cartonato ricoperto da carta marmorizzata. Incisioni in oro sul dorso. Lacerazione lungo tutto il dorso, del quale manca una piccola parte (1,5 cm) nel fondo. Annotazioni: I brani, con iscrizioni e note biografiche riguardano: Carlo Antonio Rusconi (filosofo e medico), Giuseppe Bacialli (teologo), Alessandro Rappini (sacerdote), Giuseppe Vogli (canonico petroniano), Luigi Antonio Regazzi (canonico petroniano), Sebastiano Tanari, Eleonora Zambeccari Malvasia e Cesare Malvasia suo nipote, Stanislao Vincenzo Sighicelli (sacerdote modenese), Francesco Presani (uditore presso l¿Archiginnasio), Luigi Grossi (medico chirurgo), Ignazio Schiassi (arciprete della basilica petroniana), Commentario sulla vita di Giuseppe Vogli. XVIII secolo (post 1785) Lacerazione lungo il dorso, di cui risulta mancante una piccola parte (in basso). LOC 853 - P [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ELOGIOS DOS REIS DE PORTUGAL,

      - EM LATIM, E EM PORTUGUEZ, ILLUSTRADOS DE NOTAS HISTORICAS E CRITICAS, POR ANTONIO PEREIRA DE FIGUEIREDO, Deputado Ordinário da Real Meza Censoria, E OFFICIAL DAS CARTAS LATINAS DA RAINHA FIDELISSIMA. LISBOA: Na Officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira. ANNO M. DCC. LXXXV. [1785]. In 4º (de 21x15 cm) com 328 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele mosqueada com ferros a ouro na lombada por casas fechadas; coifas danificadas. Corte das folhas carminado. Exemplar com nota manuscrita na guarda interior mencionando ter sido comprado no Leilão da Biblioteca do Conde de Samodães em 21 de Novembro de 1922. Esta obra está escrita em latim e português - com o texto bilingue confrontado página a página - descrevendo os feitos principais dos vários monarcas portugueses desde D. Afonso Henriques até D. Maria I. Samodães II, 109 nº 2408; P. Matos, 450; Sousa da Cãmara, 315, nº2214; Ameal 466, nº1760. Inocêncio I, 227. O padre António de Figueiredo nasceu na vila de Mação em 1725 e morreu em Lisboa em 1797. Inocêncio I, 227: ?Elogios dos Reis de Portugal, em latim e portuguez, illustrados de notas historicas e criticas. Ibi, na Off. de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira 1785. 4.o de 328 pag. - Chegam até o reinado da sra. D. Maria I. Preço de, 360 a 480 réis, e até 600 réis? Location/localizacao: 3-A3-D-7

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire

      Imprimerie de la société littéraire-typographique, Kehl 1785 - Mit 3 gest. Portraits, 2 gest. Widmungsblättern, gefalteter Kupfertafel in Bd. 1: "Tableau des oeuvres de Voltaire; contenus dans cette edition", mit 99 Kupfertafeln nach Moreau le Jeune und 14 Kupfertafeln (in Band 31) mit geometrischen und physikal. Darstellungen. Brunet V, 1353. Cioranescu 63884. Graesse VI, 390. Edition de luxe mit den Kupfern. Eine der literarisch und topographisch wichtigsten Ausgaben des 18. Jahrhunderts (vgl. Fürstenberg S. 200 ff. ausf.), in schöner Baskerville-Type auf eigens für diesen Druck hergestelltem Papier abgezogen. Besonderen Reiz bekommt die Ausgabe durch die reiche Ausstattung mit Kupfertafeln nach Moreau "This series must be regarded as one of Moreau's masterpieces, for from beginning to end his genius pervades each and all of the compositions with sustained vigour and unfailling power" (Lewine). - Die Ausgabe erschien auf 5 verschiedenen Papieren, vorliegendes Exemplar auf "grand papier fin" (vgl. Bengesco). Von Beaumarchais aus Zensurgründen in seiner eigens dazu eingerichteten Werkstatt in Kehl gedruckt. Das von Beisson nach de la Tour gestochene Porträt zeigt Voltaire. Die 14 Kupfertafeln in Bd 31 enthalten geometrische bzw. physikalische Darstellungen. Nach hs. Eintr. a. Vors. des 1. Bandes fehlen 9 Kupfertafeln im 2. Band. Dekorative Lederbände der Zeit mit Rverg, 2 Rsch., verg. Deckelfileten, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung. (Kap. tls. etw. läd., Deckel tls. stärk. beschabt). 1785-1789 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Große Erdbeschreibung

      Troppau und Brünn, Traßler und Schrämbl, 1785 -, 1787.. 24 Bände. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und 2 farb. Rückenschildern (Bd. 7 abweichend gebunden). NDB III, 3: "B`s Verdienst ist es, die Erdbeschreibung auf eine wissenschaftl. Grundlage gestellt zu haben."; ADB III, 645: "Er wagte es zuerst, genauere Nachrichten über den Zustand mancher Länder bekannt zu machen, die bisher als Staatsgeheimnisse verborgen gehalten wurden." - 1. Dänemark u. Norwegen; 2. Schweden; 3. Europ. Rußland; 4. Asiat. Rußland; 5. Polen u. Litauen; 6. Ungarn; 7. Portugal; 8/9. Frankreich; 10. Italien; 11. Großbritannien u. Ireland; 12. Niederlande u. Schlesien; 13. Schweiz; 14. Deutsches Reich; 15. Österreich; 16. Westfalen; 17. Kur-Rhein; 18. Schwaben; 19. Franken u. Obersachsen; 20. Brandenburg, Pommern, Neumark; 21/22. Niedersachsen; 23/24. Asien. - Ohne die 4 Reg.-Bände. Teils etwas stockfleckig Bd. 6 anfangs seitlich mit Wasserfleck. Titel von Bd. 21 untere Hälfte mit Wasserschaden. Einbände teils berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Vorderes Außengelenk von Bd. 1 oben etwas eingerissen. Oberes Kapital v. Bd. 7 lädiert. - Insgesamt trotz der angegebenen kleineren Mängel recht gute und dekorative Reihe!

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        [Stanton Harcourt]

      Society of Antiquaries., 1785.. [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. Original etching. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Good margins, plate 4 has closed tear on upper margin, not affecting plate. Size: 52.5 x 42 cm. (20½ x 16½ inches). 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 Whole Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All Lone in an Uninhabited Island, on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque

      London: Printed at the Logographic Press, and Sold By J. Walter, 1785. First Logographic Edition. 8vo. Two volumes. [4], 485, [1]. [4], 452pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece to each volume, with tissue guard to volume II. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled tan calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Slightly rubbed, with a little chipping at head and feet, spines somewhat discoloured, the surfaces of which slightly cracked. Small chip to lower joint of Vol I. Small paper flaw to D8, vol II, touching text but without loss of sense. Very occasional pencilled notes to text. First published in 1719, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is the cornerstone work in the canon of castaway literature. Its enduring popularity ensured that it was published throughout the eighteenth-century, however this edition of 1785 is a novelty inasmuch as it is the first edition to be printed on John Walker's innovative 'logographic' press. A variation on existing letterpress typography, this method of printing collected the previously separately set letters of each word in a printed text into 'logotypes', thus reducing the duration of typesetting and the frequency of errors. Most famously, Walker's Logographic Press also printed the Daily Universal Register, which was to be renamed as The Times in 1789 and become under his son's editorship the most influential newspaper of the nineteenth-century. ESTC records two variant titles of this 1785 edition, this present set is the scarcer - with only 4 copies located (Oxford, St. Deniol's, McMaster and Newbery). ESTC T180363.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery , in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780. Vol. I-III + Atlas

      Printed by H. Hughs, For G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Cadell, in the Strand 1785 - Printed by H. Hughs, For G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1785. 4 volumes. (Three hardback leatherbound vols. [11 3/16 x 9 inches], stated Second Edition and Atlas (unstated edition): large folio [23 1/2 x 17 inches]). All volumes bound and cornered in gorgeous calf and colorful board, raised gilt titleboard on ribbed spine. 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (14 folding). Atlas: 63 engraved plates & maps (one double-page, one folding) all intact. Condition: VERY GOOD. Covers flawless except for slight defect in Vol III and some shelf wear on spine in Vol I. Pages marbled. Slight foxing, but all pages tight, bright and clean. Atlas: Some of the delicate backing papers show signs of wear, but plates themselves are in great condition. --- "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" -Hill. --- ***FREE Domestic Shipping*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Dictionary of Natural History

      London: Harrison & Co, 1785. Hardcover. Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 2 volumes in 1. Folio. 96 full page hand coloured plates (with tissue guards) each showing several species. Rebound (c1980s) in half leather with green marbled paper to boards. Elaborate gilt decoration to leather on thick boards. Raised bands to spine. Spine panels with elaborate gilt decoration and gilt titling. New endpapers. Text block clean, unmarked and free from foxing, except 10 pages from section SER to SHE which are mildly foxed. A fine, robust and rare item

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        Der Hammerfisch.

      - Squalus Zygaena. Le Marteau. The Balance Fish. Taf:CXVII. Engraved by Ludewig Schmidth. Drawing by Johan Friedrich August Krüger. Framed. Plate size 23 x 41,5 cm.*From Ichthyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulaire. Avec de Figures Enluminées Dessinées d'apres Nature. Chez l'auteur. Berlin 1785-1797.[#\59513]

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        La Gerusalemme liberata di Torquato Tasso.

      Théophile Barrois 1785 - Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1785. 2 vol. in 8 de VIII-326pp., 333pp., reliures en plein maroquin rouge cerise postérieures, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de petits fers dorés, décoration à la romantique de fleurons carrés, titre et tomaison dorés surlignés et soulignés de guirlandes estampées, petits filets dorés sur les coiffes et les coupes avec de petits fleurons dorés sur ces dernières, coins et charnières très légèrement frottés, plats ornés de doubles filets d'encadrement dorés, d'une roulette d'encadrement dorée, d'une guirlande d'encadrement estampée, entourant une guirlande d'encadrement concentrique, filet doré et frise estampée formant un second rectangle avec à l'intérieur de chaque angle interne de ce dernier un fleuron estampé, frise d'encadrement dorée sur les bordures des contreplats, intérieur frais, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire sur la troisième page de garde, au nom de Louisa Bagot en date 1813, tranches dorées, bon et bel exemplaire dans une magnifique reliure anglaise du milieu du XIX siècle. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Natural History, General and Particular. Including the History of the Elements, the Planets, the Earth, Mountains, Rivers, Seas, Whirlwinds, Waterspouts, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Man and Quadrupeds. Nine Volume Set

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some detached boards. Suitable for restoration. Light browning within Second Edition Leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). [5000pp.]. 308 copper engraved plates including Frontispiece, 7 fold out plates ( Elephants teeth and 1 canine genealogical table) 2 maps (Old Continent, Europe & New Continent, Americas ). N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        (LEOPOLD, CARL GUSTAF af)

      Erotiska oder. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1785. 4:o. 22 s. Marmorerat pappbd med titeletikett i skinn på främre pärmen. Inlagan ngt nära skuren. Liten fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 5. Titelbladet delvis lätt bruntonat. Diskret äldre tillskrift nederst på titelbladet. Främre pärmen med förgyllda initialer i nedre yttre hörnet: "J. B.". Med ett litet diktcitat av Nils Lorents Sjöbergs på s. 2

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        A Voyage to The Cape of Good Hope towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World; But Chiefly into The country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from The Year 1772, to 1776. 2 Volumes

      White, Cash and Byrne, Dublin 1785 - 2 Volumes. Frontis., plates (some folding), map. Full calf binding, split to spine on v.1, some wear to leather. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meldersteins bruk, dess privilegier och förmåner, med tillydande hemman, nybyggen och lägenheter uti Westerbotten. Enligt original handlingarne beskrifvit.

      Uppsala, Johan Edman, 1785. 104 s. + 1 utvikbar graverad karta. Grönt halvskinnband med marmorerade pärmar (Hedbergband) Tillskrift med kulspets "till Gösta Forsström 30/5 1975" på bladet före titelsidan. Inlagan fin

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        Meldersteins bruk, dess privilegier och förmåner, med tillydande hemman, nybyggen och lägenheter uti Westerbotten

      Enligt original handlingarne beskrifvit. Upsala, Tryckt hos Directeuren Johan Edman, 1785. 104 sidor. Utvikbar graverad karta "Charta Öfwer thet Capitainen och Professoren Herr J. Meldercreutz till Nybyggen förlänte Upodlings District kring Meldersteins Bruk i Westerbotten". [25x31 cm]. Marmorerat nyare pappband. [17,5x10,5 cm]. Äldre sirlig namnteckning på titelbladet. Värdefull bruksbeskrivning från det gamla Västerbotten. Ovanligt och mycket detaljerat försäljningsprospekt av det stora bruket, vilket anlagts av J. Meldercreutz

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        Art de la menuiserie. ( .. en batiment - .. en meubles - .. en voitures - .. treillageur).

      Subject: (Falegnameria). Paris, (1785) pp. 639/811 con cinquantasette tavole (46 di cm. 21 x 27 ed 11 42 x 27) incise in rame raffiguranti laboratori, cantieri, artigiani ed utensili vari con esempi di lavorazioni finite (cornici, boiseries, tavole, sedie, divani, vetture e carrozze, ecc. ecc. Bellissime !)

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        Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische. Mit sechs und dreissig ausgemalten Kupfern nach Originalen.

      Berlin Auf Kosten des Verfassers und in Commission in der B uchhandlung der Realschule 1785 - Nur Erster Theil (Textteil) vorhanden. 26 x 21 cm. 136 S. Marmoriertes original Halbleder. Mit goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung sowie goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Vorder und Rückendeckel stark bestoßen. Marmorierte Innenseite des Vorderdeckels mit einem Ex Libris "Bibliothecae" Dr. Haken" zusätzlich mit einer kleinen Bleistifteintragung. Seiten durchgehend leicht gebräunt sowie durchgehend leicht wasserwellig. Teilweise mit schwarz/weiß Abbildungen. Marmoriertes Vorsatzpapier; dieses leicht aufgebogen. Auf dem Titelblatt mit einem Kupferstich. Ebenfalls auf dem Titelblatt mit kleinen handschriftlichen Eintragungen. Marcus Élieser Bloch (Geb. 1723 in Ansbach; Gest. 6. August 1799 in Karlsbad) war ein deutscher Naturforscher und Arzt. Sein Fachgebiet war die Ichthylogie, zu deren führenden Vertretern im 18. Jahrhundert er zählte. In sehr bescheidenen Verhältnissen als Sohn eines armen Thora-Schreibers aufgewachsen, konnte er bis zum neunzehnten Lebensjahr weder Deutsch lesen noch schreiben. Durch seine Kenntnis des Hebräischen und der rabbinischen Schriften erlangte er seine Deutschkenntnisse, lernte Latein und eigente sich erste Grundkenntnisse der Anatomie an. Nachdem er die Hauslehrerstelle aufgegebn hatte, siedelte Bloch nach Berlin um, wo er mit Unterstützung dortiger Verwandten Medizin studierte. In Frankfurt (Oder) promovierte er als Mediziner, anschließend ließ er sich in Berlin als praktischer Arzt nieder. Sein Hauptwerk ist die "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, die 1782 bis 1795 in 12 Bänden erschien. Dabei sind die erhaltenen Kupferstiche nicht nur von wissenschaftlichen sondern auch von hohem Künstlerischen Wert. (Quelle: wikipedia). 1.100 gr. Marmoriertes original Halbleder. Mit goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung sowie goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Vorder und Rückendeckel stark bestoßen. Marmorierte Innenseite des Vorderdeckels mit einem Ex Libris "Bibliothecae" Dr. Haken" zusätzlich mit einer kleinen Bleistifteintragung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Impero del Giapon diviso in sette principali parti...

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 324x418. Da "Atlante Novissimo" di Zatta, editore e cartografo pubblicò atlanti, libri. Splendido esemplare.

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        The Adventures of the Six Princesses of Babylon, in their Travels to the Temple of Virtue: An Allegory

      London - T. Bensley, 1785 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A fascinating example of this 18th century allegory for children, based on Spensers Faerie Queene. Its author, bookseller and children's author Lucy Peacock(17851816), kept a shop in Oxford Street, London. Although little is known of her life, it is likely that she was married, as the publisher's imprint on some of her works states that they were printed for R. and L. Peacock. The Adventures of the Six Princesses of Babylon was one of her earliest works, of which five editions were printed, and which was dedicated, by permission to her Royal Highness the Princess Mary. (ODNB)With a subscribers list comprised of over 1000 individuals. Signed by the author on the final page of the text. Scarce first edition. Condition: Expertly rebacked in calf with the original boards laid down. Externally, rather worn to extremities though spine remains smart. Rear hinge a little strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered spotting throughout with slight tidemarks to the upper margins of several pages, otherwise pages are clean with just a few handling marks. Neat, fadedink inscription to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Lezioni elementari d'istoria naturale e di chimica nelle quali si propone 1. di presentare un'unione metodica delle cognizioni chimiche acquistate sino al giorno d'oggi 2. di offrire una tavola comparata della dottrina dello Stahl con quella d'alcuni moderni: opera che contiene in ristretto un corso completo di queste due scienze. Traduzione dal francese.

      presso Lorenzo Baseggio,, Venezia, 1785 - Quattro volumi legati in due, pp. 1400 ca. complessive. Con 4 grandi tabelle ripiegate e 3 figure incise in rame su una tavola f.t. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con filetti e titoli in oro su tasselli. Carte a tratti un po' arrossate, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Il quarto volume titola: Memorie ed osservazioni di chimica. per servire di continuazione agl'elementi di chimica pubblicati dall'autore nel 1782. Edizione originale della traduzione e prima opera pubblicata in Italia del celebre chimico francese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      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., Cambridge: 1785 - 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. Binding rather worn, though cords holding soundly. Some foxing. Period signature of T. W. Pullan. Many period notes & corrections. Withal, a VG copy. Period brown quarter-calf binding with marbled paper boards. 4to: 4 A - 2I4. 11-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1st edition. [8], 255. [1] pp. 'Errata et Addenda' last page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        Travels in the Two Sicilies, in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 Vols. I-II

      P. ELMSLY IN THE STRAND 1783 / 1785, LONDON - Vol. I is NOT rebound; 1783; 5 raised ribs on spine, boards are detached but present; endpage edges are chipped, age toned pages, light soiling, leather from spine is chipping, some foxing throughout, first fold-out "Genealogical Table of the Soverigns of the Two Sicilies" has two tears on the left edge and a small peice of tape on the rear of the table, unmarked text. First illustration (frontispeice) missing. Vol. II has 1950's library binding copyright 1785; has few ex-library markings which are: small bookplate on inner board & letters on spine; Very small pen writing on front inner board at corner, age toned pages, endpages have some chipping at edges, foxing throughout, light soiling, page 11 has a two small peices of tape on the page margin, boards have general shelf wear, dirty handprint on rear board, front board edge is discolored/possible water damage, small are on spine faded/discolored, gold gilt lettering on spine, page 219 (Plate of Montreal) cut out with small page edge remaining near spine, page 236 (plate of Country near Segesta) cut out, page 375 (Plate of Castagnodi cento Cavalli) cut out. DATE PUBLISHED: 1783 / 1785 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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