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        The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham - Three volume set

      Newcastle: S Hodgson and Messrs Robinsons, 1785/1787/1794.. First Edition. Full leather cover. G : in Good condition. Rubbed and scuffed leather. Corners bumped. Spines cracked but intact. Chipped at top and tail. New eps. Bookplate on fep of Walter Selby [Semper Sapit Suprema] William Hardcastle and John Kerley Smith of West Hartlepool [otium sine litteris moris est] Some browning to cut pages. Contents clean and tight. Woodcut engravings; fold out pedigrees of Clavering and Hutton :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") :: Volume 3 was published by F Jollie for the author in Carlisle and has loose binding to back board. Content of Volume 1: Biographies and historys of Bishops of Durham; Vol 2: Topography and history of the city of Durham and surrounding areas; Vol3: Places of interest and historical importance such as Sedgefield, Eggleston, Caldron Snout etc. A lawyer from Barnard Castle, Hutchinson occupied his leisure with writing and, with the help of his friend George Allen, published this valuable 'History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham' between 1785 and 1794. He also wrote a number of topographical works on Northumberland and the Lake District, plays, romances, and gothic tales

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        Les Loix, us et coutumes de la souveraineté de Neuchâtel et Valangin... D'apres le manuscrit meme de l'Auteur.

      4°, Titelblatt m. Kupferstichvignette, XLIX, 454 S, 20 Bl., OLdr. der Zeit, goldeprägter Rücken, Min. gebrauchspurig, tadell. Mit hübscher Widmung: «Le présent coutumier apartient a Moise Vuitel, Justicier à Isac Droz l'ayant acheté et payé en Communion; Coute un Louis d'or neuf. L'annee 1787.» Samuel Ostervald (1692-1769), Jurist und Politiker in Neuenburg.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire [with Rare supplements]

      Np: De L'Imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire-Typographique; 1785 & 1789. In 72 volumes, with the scarce two supplemental volumes: Chantreau, Cen. Table Analytique Et Raisonnee des Matieres continues dans les soixante-dix volumes des oeuvres de Voltaire. Paris, Chez Deterville, Libraire, rue du Battoir; 1801. 117 full page plates which includes frontispieces and map. All bound in publishers full calf, flat spines fully decorated in gilt, red and green contrasting morocco labels gilt, marble endpapers, all edges red, two volumes rebound nearly identical to the set at an earlier date. General shelf wear with a few nicks, some chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. From the library of J. Japhet, who was a very wealthy London business man and banker. His firm was instrumental in arbitrage, increasing the trading of railroad stock and other noted securities in the latter part of the nineteenth to the early twentieth century in London. Britain soon became the global financial center of the world at that time. His bookplate is within each volume. Overall, a very handsome set. A full collation of this particualr set can be sent upon inquiry.. Octavo.

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

      Enligit original handlingarne beskrifvit. Uppsala, J. Edman, 1785. 8:o. 104 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Trevligt stänkmarmorerat gult pappbd med roströd titeletikett respektive grön deltiteletikett (Hedberg). Stänkta snitt. Ryggen obetydligt nött överst och i ytterfalsarna. Bakre pärmen med lättare stukning i nedre yttre hörnet. Fin inlaga. Kartan kompletterad från annat ex. och delvis ngt svag i avdraget.. Setterwall 6179. Marklund Övre Norrland i litteraturen 6427. Ovanligt och mycket detaljerat försäljningsprospekt av det stora bruket, vilket anlagts av J. Meldercreutz. Exemplaret är enligt tillskrift från 1901 en gåva från landshövding C. J. Bergström till Henning Nordlund, Meldersteins dåvarande ägare. Emanuel Ekman (1737-1801) var bl.a. professor i praktisk ekonomi i Uppsala och utgav tillsammans med Lostbom "Oeconomiska tidningar". Den samtide prosten M. Flodérus beskriver Ekman som: "Torr, mager karl med grått hår. Stark hushållare och rik. Då han talade i saker med intresse, svor han och slog knogarna i bordet. Var i Gustafs tid en häftig antiroyalist."

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        FIGURES DE L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE DESSINEES PAR M. MOREAU LE JEUNE. Et gravées sous sa direction; avec le Discours de Monsieur l'Abbé Garnier.

      chez Moreau le jeune In-8 gr., p. pelle coeva (dorso rifatto), cornice dorata ai piatti (restauri per picc. manc.), tagli dorati, 3 cc.nn. (occhietto, frontesp., dedica al re), con 168 tavv., numer. da 1 (antiporta) a 154. Dopo la tav. 143 sono state inserite 12 tavv. nn., poi la numeraz. riprende ancora da 143 fino a 154. Nel ns. esempl. è contenuta 1 tav. in più: "Journée de Bovines. Année 1214". Questa belliss. raccolta è stata incisa in rame da valenti artisti quali: Couché, Dambrun, Delignon, Delvaux, Duclos, Helman, Langlois, Maillet, Martini, ecc. Ogni tav., in pregevole cornice, porta l?illustrazione nella parte superiore e il testo nella parte inferiore. Cfr. Cohen, p. 738 che cita 167 tavv.: "Ce beau recueil de figures n'a pas été terminé par Moreau. La suite des 166 figures de Moreau est numérotée de 2 à 154, parce que le frontispice, par Monnet, de la première suite, est numéroté 1.. Le véritable auteur du texte qui doit les accompagner serait Dingé, et non l'Abbé Garnier" - Lewine, p. 372-373: "Beautiful series.. Plates 39 and 59 represent maps of France." Non lo sono nel ns. esempl. Alcune tavv. uniformem. ingiallite, con fiorit. interc. nel t. ma certamente buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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      First Edition, folio (560 x 410mm), with letterpress title and 13 superb hand coloured copper-engraved maps on heavy paper, comprising: ORBIS ROMANI Pars Orientalis (680 x 550mm); ORBIS ROMANI Pars Occidentalis (685 x 550mm); ORBIS VETERIBUS NOTUS (540 x 750mm); GALLIA ANTIQUA (460 x 583mm + margin); ITALIA ANTIQUAE (635 x 510 + margin); GRECIAE ANTIQUAE ((520 x 500 mm + margin); ASIA MINOR ET SYRIA (505 x 645 mm + margin).; PALAESTINA (405 x 450mm + margin); AEGYPTUS ANTIQUA (500 x 328 mm + margin); BRITANNIA ANTIQUAE (545 x 520 + margin.), by Johanne Horsley; GRECIAE Pars Septentrionalis (475 x 640 + margin), by Guillemo Delisle; GRAECIAE PARS MERIDIONALIS (640 x 480mm) by Deslisle; GERMANY, FRANCE, ITALY, SPAIN, and THE BRITISH ISLES, "in an intermediate state between Ancient and Modern Geography" (490 x 524 + margin). Complete suite of 13 magnificent maps in superb order, contemporary quarter calf with red leather label, marbled boards, hinges cracked but firm, London, R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1785. PROVENANCE: from the library of Burton Constable, Yorkshire with the armorial Chippendale bookplate of William Constable, F[ellow of the] R[oyal] S[ociety]. Eighteenth-century map-making at its finest - a magnificent series of maps of the classical world, with delightful cartouches. Photograph available on request.

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        Die Seeratze.

      Chimaera Monstrosa. La Chimére. Taf:CXXIV. Engraved by Ludewig Schmidth. Drawing by Johan Friedrich August Krüger. Framed. Plate with size 21 x 37,5 cm.. From Ichthyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulaire. Avec de Figures Enluminées Dessinées d'apres Nature. Chez l'auteur. Berlin 1785-1797

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        Memoir of A Map of Hindoostan; Or The Mogul's Empire: With an Examination of some Positions in the former System of Indian Geography;

      London:: Printed by M. Brown, for the Author ,, 1785. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. And a Complete Index of Names to the Map. The Second Edition, With considerable Additions and Corrections: And An Appendix, containing an Account of the Ganges and Burrampooter Rivers. First published 1783, this second edition containing 2 large fold out maps at the front, with color engraving, clean but for very occasional worm holes and some slight wear at several folds, some surface wear to rear of maps. 175 pages plus index to memoir and map, with 5 maps in the text, 4 fold out. Pages are clean and very good but for very occasional slight abrasion and some age fading to text edges, there is scattered age fading to the maps. Marbled hardcover with gilt design and titles on spine, marbled endpapers, having small surface abrasions at corners and edges. Some surface wear to cover edges and corners, yet basically very good, especially considering age. Scarce. 11 by 9 inches.

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        ?l?mens de min?ralogie. Traduits de l'Anglois de M. Kirwan, Membre de la Soci?t? Royale de Londres. Par M. Gibelin, Docteur en M?dicine, Membre de la Soci?y? M?dicale de Londres, & C.

      A Paris, Chez Cuchet, Libraire. 1785 (Avec approbation, & permission du Roi). In 8vo, vignetta xilogr. al frontespizio, pp. XLVIII, 432 (con la "Table alpabtique des matieres"), leg. in t. pelle marrone con dorso a cinque nervi e fregi e titoli in oro, contropiatti in carta colorata e decorata, tagli in rosso. Prima edizione francese di questo trattato, ormai noto per essere la prima trattazione sistematica delle scienze mineralogiche, e la cui prima edizione apparve a Londra nel 1784 (Ferguson I, 472: "In 1784 he published his book on mineralogy, which had much success as being the first systematic work on the subject in English. Even now it is an interesting landmark in the history of mineralogy, as it shows the minerals that were known, the system of classification and the amount of knowledge of their composition". Qualche mancanza della pelle ai piatti e un uniforme e lieve ingiallimento delle carte, peraltro buon esemplare.

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

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

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        De?morbi de?denti e delle gengive; De?morbi venerei; Elementi dell?arte ostetrizia

      De?morbi de?denti e delle gengive. Seconda edizione. In Venezia, appresso Francesco di Niccolò Pezzana, 1786. In 16mo; cc. 3n.nn., pp.109, 1n.n. Pergamena coeva. Blake, pag. 355; Wellcome IV, 401. Unito: PLENCK Gioseffo Jacopo. De?morbi venerei. Dottrina. Seconda edizione. In Venezia, appresso Francesco di Niccolò Pezzana, 1785. In 16mo; pp.236. Blake, pag.355. Unito: PLENCK Gioseffo Jacopo. Elementi dell?arte ostetrizia. Seconda edizione. In Venezia, appresso Francesco di Niccolò Pezzana, 1785. In 16mo; pp.263, 1n.n. In fine 1 tavola (di 2) più volte spieghevole. Blake, pag. 356. Tre opere in un volume. Mezza pelle con angoli, tassello al dorso con titolo in oro. Famoso medico e chirurgo austriaco; ricoprì a lungo la cattedra di medicina a Budapest e poi fu nominato Chirurgo dello Stato Maggiore Imperiale. Scienziato di fama internazionale si occupò di vari campi della medicina e chirurgia.

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        Le Duch? de Savoye.

      Paris, chez Basset, 1785. Incisione in rame, col. d'epoca, cm 50,5 x 64,5 (alla lastra). Attivo fra il 1740 e il 1780, ingegnere militare di professione, Le Rouge s'interess? alla cartografia e produsse opera di rara bellezza, coprendo un ampio raggio di soggetti, tra cui piani di fortificazioni, campagne militari, piante delle citt?, cos? come i soliti atlanti e le carte nautiche. Esemplare con un'impressione un po' stanca, ma marginoso e in buono stato.

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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

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

      London: printed by H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. 4 volumes (text: 3 volumes, quarto [11 3/4 x 9 inches]; atlas: 1 volume. large folio [21 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches]). Text: Titles with engraved medallion vignettes. 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (13 folding), 1 folding letterpress table. Atlas: 63 engraved plates, charts and maps (including 1 folding map and 1 double-page map). Expertly bound to style in half 18th- century diced russia over light oatmeal-coloured boards, flat spines divided into six compartments, red and green morocco labels in the second and third compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. A fine set of the second and best edition of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage, during which he explored Hawaii and the west coast of America, Canada and Alaska. "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). The typography of the second edition text of the third voyage is generally considered superior to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and re-set all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported by Forbes who quotes an inscription in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to her doctor, Dr. Elliotson, which notes that "the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press." A pleasing set of Cook's third voyage, with the plates in the atlas free of any foxing and with strong impressions of the plates. Beddie 1552; Forbes 85; Hill (2004) 361 (first edition); cf. Lada-Mocarski 37; cf. Sabin 16250.

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        [Esiodou tou Ascraiou ta Euriskomena.] Hesiodi Ascraei Opera omnia. Latinis versibvs expressa atqve illvstrata a Bernardo Zamagna ragvsino

      [Parma] (Ex Regio Parmensi Typographio), 1785.. (2), 16, xxxv, (5), 110pp. Lrg. 4to. Bound by Bradel, with his engraved ticket on the verso of the front flyleaf (“Relié par Bradel l’Ainé, successeur du Sr. Derome le Jeune son Oncle”) in fine full red straightgrain morocco gilt, with cover frames and neoclassical medallions at spine, gilt-stamped “Bodoni” at foot of spine. Raised bands. Inner dentelles. Turquoise silk moiré doublures and flyleaves. A.e.g. Medaillon portrait of Hesiod engraved on title page. Printed by Bodoni. Slightly darkened at spine, a few small marks on covers. A magnificent volume. From the library of Peter A. Wick.

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      Various places in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. 1785-1825.. More than one hundred individually stitched sermons, plus two sections of journal and several other fragments. Detailed further below. Primarily small quarto booklets, each typically ten to twelve leaves. Some light soiling and wear, but generally very good and highly legible. A large and interesting archive of manuscript sermons written by Episcopal minister David Belden (1764-1832). Originally from Connecticut, Belden graduated from Yale College in 1785 and was ordained as a deacon. Significantly, Belden has docketed most of the sermons to indicate when and where they were preached, and some of these date as early as 1785, the year the American Episcopal Church established itself as distinct from the Anglican Church of the pre-Revolutionary period. Through his docket notes, on can trace his career as an Episcopal minister and see just how wide-ranging it was. Most of his earlier ministerial activity seems to have centered on congregations in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and Hudson, New York. From 1793 to 1798, Belden was the first Episcopal minister at Duanesburg, New York, near Albany. After this it appears Belden moved back to downstate Connecticut, ministering primarily in Fairfield County. He appears to have had a church in Weston, Connecticut for some time, as most sermons are docketed thus. Other locations noted by him throughout the years include Kingsbury and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Lee and Sandiesfield, Massachusetts; and in Connecticut: New Fairfield, Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Canaan, and Norwalk. The last of the sermons was made in 1825, when Belden was 61. Perhaps he retired at this point; he died seven years later. In addition to this significant archive of early American sermons, there are two sections of Belden's journal recording daily activity, which are written in an engaging manner and filled with details. These date to March through May of 1788 (20pp.) and January through February of 1795 (32pp.), with a final appended entry for December of that year, recording the birth of his son in some detail. He notes visits to local families in New Haven County, recording some of the details of his journey through the Connecticut wilderness, including a trip through an Indian village. In an entry for January 22, 1795, he writes: "I set out for Great Barrington, traveled ten or twelve miles upon the east bank of the Hausitonick River, then crossed the river at Bull's Bridge & travelled several miles upon the west side of the river. Passed through Scattikook, an Indian settlement on the west bank of the Hausitonick. It is a level tract of land in quantity I should judge about two hundred acres. Having the river on the east & a high mountain on the west, it is enclosed at each end with a fence & a field gate. It contains a number of wigwams, which were all deserted, except two or three, the Indians & squaws having some of them gone into the swamps & some into white families in the adjacent towns." An important and interesting archive of an Episcopal minister in Connecticut and New York in the Federal period.

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        [PORTION OF THE PRINTED TEXTILE DEPICTING The Apotheosis of Franklin]

      [England. ca. 1785].. 13 1/2 x 11 inches. Framed. Printed on cotton in brown ink. Contemporary cloth border, stitched. Lightly soiled. Very good. Portion of a larger printed textile entitled "The Apotheosis of Franklin," this piece shows Franklin standing next to Lady Liberty, each of them holding one end of a banner which reads "Where Liberty is, there dwells my country." In his other hand, Franklin holds a scroll; Liberty holds a pole with a liberty cap perched atop it. The further images on the textile (not present here) show Washington driving a chariot drawn by leopards, with an allegorical figure of America seated beside him holding a plaque which reads "American Independance [sic] 1776." Ahead of Washington's chariot, two Indians bear trumpets draped with flags of the Revolution. The Liberty Tree and two putti holding a map of America are also featured. A full panel of the cloth measures 36 inches wide and could be purchased by the yard, in a repeating fashion. This textile probably came from the collection of celebrated Americanist R.H.T Halsey, one of the founders of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. THREADS OF HISTORY 8.

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        Legal research notes on the original Cheescocks and Wawayanda patents in Orange County, New York. Autograph manuscript

      N.p. [New York], [1785]. Wraps. 36 pages (32 of which are blank) gathered into one 4to signature 190 x 233 mm), with notes on four pages only. Unsigned, authenticated in the hand of Aaron Burr. Paper of Dutch origin watermarked "C & I Honig," with a crowned shield and Strasbourg Lily (no identical match in Churchill, but close to #408). Autograph notes on pages 1, 3, 4, and 5. In 1702/3, Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, granted a title to land called "Wawayanda" in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York to John Bridges and eleven associates. A few years later, an adjacent title, called "Cheesecocks," was granted to a consortium that included James Alexander and Philip Livingston. The boundary line between the two patents was stated unhelpfully as "the High Hills of the Highlands." The two companies embraced conflicting definitions of the boundary, and each sold plots of disputed land. The dispute came before the courts in 1785. Attorneys for the Wawayanda claim were Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, one of the few times the lethal enemies worked as a team. Elias Boudinot was the attorney for the Cheesecocks claim. Much of the testimony concerned determining which precise high hills constituted the "Highlands" in local nomenclature. The verdict awarded 75,000 disputed acres to the Wawayanda consortium. The document offered here bears four pages of notes in Aaron Burr's hand (separately certified in two accompanying documents by Benjamin Swann and by Prof. Harry Stone), listing the patentees of Wawayanda and of Cheesecocks, and copying out citations from various original documents, including the patentees license to purchase land (1702), the Wawayanda Patent (1703), the Indian deed to Wawayanda (1702), the Indian deeds for Cheesecocks (1702 and 1704), and the Cheesecocks Patent (1707). The document may help answer the question raised by Julius Goebel in "The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton" (vol. III, p. 451), "What is lacking is any positive indication of who located and interviewed witnesses, who examined the County Clerk's records, or who examined the records of the Secretary of State-in other words, who was responsible for the pretrial preparation and just how was it accomplished.

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        Thucydidis de Bello Peloponnesiaco. Graece ad Editionem Dukeri Expressi

      Vienne : Typis Joannis Thamae, 1785. relié. 13x21cm. Edition en grec. Plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de riches caissons et fers dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, dentelle dorée sur les coupes, tranches dorées. Infimes épidermures et deux petits manques sur les coiffes de tête, sinon bel exemplaire. - Typis Joannis Thamae, Vienne _1785, 13x21cm, 468pp, 2ff et 516pp, 1ff., 2 tomes reliés. - 2 tomes reliés

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        Plate 336 - Yellow-crowned Heron (Yellow-crowned Night Heron)

      John James Audubon (1785-1851)Plate from The Birds of AmericaLondon: Robert Havell, 1827-1838Hand-colored aquatint and copperplate engraving38 1/2” x 26”, 49 1/2” x 37” framedAudubon’s Birds of America is unique in the world of art due to its combination of scientific accuracy and aesthetic appeal.America’s first true naturalist was a self-made man whose life work not only serves as the greatest document of nineteenth-century American natural history, but is also a testament to the creative American spirit.Untutored in either ornithological study or painting, John James Audubon (1785-1851) was motivated from his boyhood by his love of rendering birds in their natural setting. Born in what is now Haiti and raised in France, Audubon arrived in America in 1803 at the age of eighteen. He soon began traveling widely east of the Mississippi, working at various jobs and all the while pursuing his passionate avocation of sketching and observing the habits of birds. His dream was to compile a volume of colored prints depicting in actual size all of the birds of North America. As his portfolio grew, Audubon traveled to Philadelphia, the publishing capital of the young nation at the time. Unable to find financial support and an engraver equal to his task, Audubon sailed to England in 1826 to realize his dream.The first exhibition of the paintings of Audubon, who was encouraged to bill himself as the “American woodsman,” was met with public and critical acclaim in Liverpool, and Audubon gradually gathered financial support for his project. W. H. Lizars of Edinburgh was contracted as Audubon’s engraver, but after completing only ten of the Birds of America plates, Lizars resigned. Robert Havell and Sons of London took over for Lizars in 1827, and they continued to engrave and hand color Audubon’s Birds of America for the next eleven years. Havell completed the Birds of America in the double elephant folio size in 1838. Scholars estimate that only 175 complete folios of all 435 plates were published in all.The Yellow-crowned Heron (or Yellow-crowned Night Heron) is a nocturnal heron of the southern swamps and coasts, and can also be found breeding along wooded streams northward to Indiana and Illinois. Audubon drew his Yellow-crowned heron from a specimen shot by his friend Mr. Bachman, outside of Charleston, South Carolina, while Audubon was visiting him. The branch that the birds are perched on was drawn by Bachman’s sister-in-law Miss Martin. Audubon wrote of the Yellow-crowned Heron: The Yellow-crowned Heron, which is one of the handsomest species of its tribe, is called “Cap-cap” by the Creoles of Lower Louisiana… In some parts of the Southern States, this species is quite abundant, while in the intermediate tracts it is seldom or never met with. Thus, in the Floridas, I found great numbers on a bayou near Halifax river, but afterwards saw none until I reached one of the keys, more than two hundred miles distant, and farther south, where it was breeding in society.

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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Four Books.

      London, John Beecroft, 1785. The Seventeenth edition. Complete in four parts bound in one volume, (2) + IV + (26) + 372 + (16) + 340 + (28) p. Half leather with gilt decorated spine. 21,5 X 14 cm. A nice copy with clean interior

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        Mon bonnet de nuit

      A Neuchatel ; A Lausanne: De l'imprimerie de la société typographique ; chez Jean-Pierre Heubach, 1785. relié. 4 tomes en 4 Vol. pet. in 8 (9,5x17cm). Contrefaçon des éditions originales des deux parties parues respectivement à Neuchâtel puis à Lausanne, les collations sont en effet différentes. Ces contrefaçons apparaissent moins courantes que les véritables originales. Plein Veau blond d'époque. Dos lisse orné de filets. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en veau noir ornés de roulettes. Frottements. Contrairement à cette idée véhiculée et écrite partout (et provoquée par une note éditoriale "pour faire suite au tableau de Paris" ), Mon bonnet de nuit ne constitue en aucune manière une suite au Tableau de Paris. Selon les premières phrases même, Mercier avoue consigner sur le papier tous les soirs ses impressions de la journée ; c'est là le ressort ce cette oeuvre. Mercier y abordera donc, dans des chapitres longs ou courts tous les sujets qui le traversent ; il commence d'ailleurs par L'océan. On y trouvera donc de tout, politique, critique littéraire, billets d'humeur, des dialogues... L'ensemble constituant un kaléidoscope aux mille couleurs, reflet de l'esprit infatigable et curieux de son auteur. - De l'imprimerie de la société typographique ; chez Jean-Pierre Heubach, A Neuchatel ; A Lausanne _1785, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. pet. in 8 (9,5x17cm), iv 360pp. et 357pp. et (2) 360pp. et (4) 347pp., relié. - relié

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        Plate 181 - Golden Eagle from The Birds of America

      John James Audubon (1785-1851)Plate 106 - Great Northern Diver or Loon from The Birds of AmericaLondon: Robert Havell, 1827-1838Hand-colored aquatint and copperplate engraving38 1/2" x 26", 49 1/2" x 37" framedAudubon’s Birds of America is unique in the world of art due to its combination of scientific accuracy and aesthetic appeal. America’s first true naturalist was a self-made man whose life work not only serves as the greatest document of nineteenth-century American natural history, but is also a testament to the creative American spirit.Untutored in either ornithological study or painting, John James Audubon (1785-1851) was motivated from his boyhood by his love of rendering birds in their natural setting. Born in what is now Haiti and raised in France, Audubon arrived in America in 1803 at the age of eighteen. He soon began traveling widely east of the Mississippi, working at various jobs and all the while pursuing his passionate avocation of sketching and observing the habits of birds. His dream was to compile a volume of colored prints depicting in actual size all of the birds of North America. As his portfolio grew, Audubon traveled to Philadelphia, the publishing capital of the young nation at the time. Unable to find financial support and an engraver equal to his task, Audubon sailed to England in 1826 to realize his dream.The first exhibition of the paintings of Audubon, who was encouraged to bill himself as the “American woodsman,” was met with public and critical acclaim in Liverpool, and Audubon gradually gathered financial support for his project. W. H. Lizars of Edinburgh was contracted as Audubon’s engraver, but after completing only ten of the Birds of America plates, Lizars resigned. Robert Havell and Sons of London took over for Lizars in 1827, and they continued to engrave and hand color Audubon’s Birds of America for the next eleven years. Havell completed the Birds of America in the double elephant folio size in 1838. Scholars estimate that only 175 complete folios of all 435 plates were published in all.

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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

      London: Strahan & Cadell. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some detached boards. Suitable for restoration. Light browning within. 1785. Second Edition. Leather cover. [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 ) :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") :: N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination .

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        Album of Peruvian costumes

      An exceedingly rare set of finely executed drawings on Limenian and Peruvian drawings. c1840. N.p. [Lima]. In large 4to. 35 watercolours mounted on old paper on corners. Contemporary calf, boards with interlacing fillet, sympathetically rebacked preserving original spine. The album is in excellent condition, each watercolour on a larger, heavy-laid paper; virtually flawless overall. Although we can´t yet establish the authorship, these exquisite album might well be a compilation done by an Englishman from Fierro´s drawings. Each watercolor is accompanied by a short title in contemporary writing which explains scene portrayed: ?Fresquero, or vendor of iced Drinks?, ?Adjusting the Saya?, ?A baker?, ?Penitente, collecting almas?, ?Llama loden with cheeses from the interior of Peru conducted by an Indian woman?, ?Waterman unloading?, ?A Peruvian horse soldier?, ?General Gran Mariscal Don Agustin Gamarra President of Peru ? a very good likeness?, ?Dulcero or vendor of sweets?, ?Dance of the Country?, ?Lady going to or coming from Amancaso[?] a place much visited in July...?, ?Lady bathing with guide in Chorillos, a small port near Lima?, ?Conducting grass to the city for sale?, ?Man selling ices?, ?Quesera ? Indian woman selling cheese?, ?Saya y manto?, ?Saya desplazada or full saya?, ?Beggar woman?, ?Waterman on his way to the fountain to fill his casks?, ?Belero, or vendor of Candles?, ?Chorillano, native of Chorillas collecting almas for some religious ceremony?, amongst others. One of the drawings represents the General Gran Mariscal Agustín Gamarra Mesia (1785 ? 1841), a Peruvian politician and military, Constitutional President from 1829-1833 and 1840-1841; the drawing mention him as the President, thus the album was surely made during one of both periods as President. Although no signature is found and no attribution is made on the album, the color and the quality of the watercolours is remarkable, surely made by an experienced artist. These albums are vivid testimonies of the absorbing interest of Peruvian costumes at the turn of the 19th century from part of the European population. The birthing nation had long been the strong point of Spanish rule in South America. Often executed by artist-travellers, albums such as this were recurrently broken-up and their parts framed.

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        Memoirs of the Baron de Tott

      on the Turks and the Tartars. Volume I-II. Translated from the French, by an English Gentleman at Paris. Under the immediate Inspection of the Baron. London, J. Jarvis; J. Debrett; T. Becket; J. Sewell 1785. 8:o. xxiv,532;(2),382,(14) s. Contemporary worn full calf, joints partly cracked but still firm and holding. 31,5 x 13,5 cm

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, AND THE PANTHEON May 26th, 27th, 29th And June the 3rd and 5th 1784. In Commemoration Of Handel

      London: Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund. 1785. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1785. Lovely copy in original quarter cream paper spine, marbled boards, printed paper spine label, ownership signature which appears to be 18th C of 'P. V. S. Loveday' on flyleaf, 4to., vii, [1], xvi, 8, *8, 9-20, *19-*24, 21-56, 21, [6], 26-41, [6], 46-90, [5], 94-139, [3], frontispiece plus 7 other plates, collated complete, although plates are not all where the printer's instructions say they should be. A near fine copy, light wear to corners, occasional very light soil and foxing and minor curling to some page edges. With a lovely handwritten note on a slip of paper inserted: 'Dear Sarah and myself were present at these soul- rising musical performances in Westminster Abbey.' A nicer copy cannot be found.

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      Boston: Norman & Bowen, 1785. Second Edition. Hardcover. Small dark stain at the bottom of one page, otherwise quite clean. Most of leather lacking from spine; front cover a little loose but holding strong by the cords. Very Good. Duodecimo (4" x 6-7/8") in 4s in contemporary sheep; 28, 5-181, 29 pages. Evans 19306. The second publication in America of the Constitutions after the first printing of only 250 copies in Philadelphia in 1781. Howes (C-716) cites several European printings in the interim. An important and somewhat scarce book. Pencil signature "Ferguson" on front endpaper and title page.

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

      The first large-scale attempt to apply mathematics to knowledge of human phenomena. "Condorcet's most significant and fruitful endeavor was in a field entirely new at the time. The subject was one that departed from the natural sciences and mathematics but nevertheless showed the way toward a scientific comprehension of human phenomena, taking the empirical approach of natural science as its inspiration and employing mathematics as its tool. Condorcet called this new science "social mathematics". It was apparently intended to comprise, ..., a statistical description of society, a theory of political economy inspired by the Physiocrats, and a combinatorial theory of intellectual processes. The great work on the voting process, published in 1785, is related to the later. Condorcet there sought to construct a scheme for an electoral body the purpose of which would be to determine the truth about a given subject by the process of voting and in which each elector would have the same chance of voicing the truth. Such a scheme was presented exactly like what is today called a model. Its parameters were the number of voters, the majority required, and the probability that any particular vote voices a correct judgment. Condorcet's entire analysis consisted, then, of calculating different variable functions of these structural parameters. Such, for example, was the probability that a decision reached by majority vote might be correct. An interesting complication of the model is introduced by the assumption that individual votes are not mutually independent. For example, the influence of a leader might intervene; or several successive polls are taken, the electors' opinions may change during the voting process. On the other hand, the problem of estimating the various parameters on a statistical basis was brought out by Condorcet, whose treatment foreshadowed very closely that employed by modern users of mathematical models in the social sciences. The mathematical apparatus may be reduced to simple theorems of addition and multiplication of probabilities, to binomial distribution, and to the Bayes-Laplace rule. ... Along the way he encountered a completely different problem, the decomposition and composition of electoral decisions in the form of elementary propositions on which voters pronounce either "Yes" or "No". He then anticipated, without being aware of it, the logical import of this problem, which was the theory of the sixteen binary sentence connectives among which he emphasized the conditional. He showed that a complex questionnaire could be reduced to a sequence of dichotomies and that constraints implicitly contained in the complex questionnaire are equivalent to rejection of certain combinations of "Yes" and "No" in the elementary propositions. This is literally the reduction into normal disjunctive forms as practiced by contemporary logicians. He therefore brought to light, more completely and more systematically than his predecessor Borda, the possible incoherence of collective judgment in the relative ordering of several candidates." (DSB). In his analysis Condorcet described several now famous results, including Condorcet's jury theorem, his voting paradox, and the Condorcet election method. Scarce.. 4to: 255 x 203 mm. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Some light browning to the last 20 pages. (2), CXCI, 304 pp

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        PRIESTLEY (Joseph) Experiments and Observations Relating to Air and Water, pp.279-309, presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 75,

      Part I, in one volume for 1785 comprising, viii, 309pp, quarto, with 9 engraved plates mostly extending, strongly sewn but without a binding, with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, a good copy, London, Davis, Printer to the Royal Society], 1785. * Priestley's work on Observations on Different Kinds of Air, and pneumatic researches included the isolation and identification of nitric oxide and anhydrous hydrochloric acid gases, and the beginnings of photosynthesis. "Priestley had met Lavoisier during his visit to Paris in 1774, when he exhibited the gas (as yet unidentified) that he extracted from mercuric oxide. Their first clash occurred the following year when Priestley asserted his claim to the discovery of a new gas and set Lavoisier right as to its essential properties. Subsequently, there were minor disagreements, but the confrontation did not become a major one until after the discovery in 1783, by Cavendish and Watt, of the compound nature of water. It was these two discoveries, of oxygen and the composition of water, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier's new, oxidation, chemistry; yet Priestley refused to accept Lavoisier's interpretation of either of them. First in papers in the Philosophical Transactions then in privately printed pamphlets, Priestley presented experimental arguments to counter those of Lavoisier and his growing school of disciples. Many of these papers continue and repeat confusions that had dogged Priestley from his earliest experiments on gases: impurities in his reagents, for example, or difficulties produced by gaseous diffusions. Some of the objections that he raised did have merit. Not all acids do contain oxygen, as he demonstrated in the case of hydrochloric acid. Some of Priestley's experiments required the definition of yet another new gas, carbon monoxide, to which he has some claim of discovery." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 2008. "Priestley's experiments were carried on at such a prolific rate, that following the paper of 1772, it was decided that he should publish his accounts of them in book form… These works were supplemented by an occasional paper in the Philosophical Transactions (including the Account of Further Observations of Air, in which he announced his discovery of 'dephlogisticated air', later to be defined as oxygen)." [DSB]. The above paper carries on further research into 'dephlogisticated air'. The phlogiston theory holds that all flammable materials contain phlogiston, a substance without color, odor, taste, or mass that is liberated in burning. Once burned, the "dephlogisticated" substance was held to be in its "true" form, the calx. "Phlogisticated" substances are those that contain phlogiston and are "dephlogisticated" when burned. DSB Vol. XI, p. 144. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: DARWIN (Erasmus) An Account of an Artificial Spring of Water. By Erasmus Darwin, pp.1-7; LIGHTFOOT (John) An Account of an English Bird of the Genus Motacilla, Supposed to be Hitherto Unnoticed by British Ornithologists, pp.8-15; HERSCHEL (William) Catalogue of Double Stars, pp.40-126; AND: On the Construction of the Heavens, pp.213-266.

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        Nouveau recueil de voyages. I-VI.

      Genève., . 1785-86. Leks8vo. Røde, noe senere skinnryggbind med enkel ryggforgylling. (Ca. 1800.). xv, 375, (3) ; (8), 328 ; xii, 380 ; (2), 404 ; (4), 393, (1) ; (49, 303, (1) s. Med tallrike kart og plansjer, hvorav flere er foldet.. Schiötz I s. 300. Schiötz 239 h *. Paul Henric Mallet (1730-1807), var sveitsisk historiker, underviste ved universitetet i København. Blant de tallrike plansjene finnes bl. a. stort håndkolorert kart over Skottland, foldekarter over Russland, Polen, Sverige, foldeplansjer av Trollhättan, Moskva, St. Petersburg, København m. m. Et meget fint sett fullstendig uten pletter

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        Travels Into Poland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark.

      Interspersed with historical relations and political inquiries. Illustrated with charts and engravings. In two volumes. The second edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell 1785. x,532 pp. + 2 folding maps + 2 folding plans + 6 plates; vi,576 pp. + 2 engravings in the text + 4 plates + 1 folding map (lacking Map of the Southern Provinces of Sweden. Supplied in facsimile) + 6 plans of which 5 are folding. Rebound in half morocco. Signature John Wynch on title and with his book-plate on front paste-downs. Volume I with watersoiling lower outer corner from the beginning to page 170 getting smaller, at it largest barely touching text. 27,5 x 22,5 cm

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        PRINCIPJ DI ARCHITETTURA CIVILE. (Unito) Indice delle figure relative ai ?Principi di Architettura Civile? di Francesco Milizia....

      In-8 p. (mm. 207x135), 4 voll., p. pelle coeva (dorsi restaurati), sottili cornici dorate ai piatti, decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso. I primi 3 voll., pp. XVI,381; 443; 382; con 1 tabella e 8 tavv. ripieg. f.t., inc. in rame. L?opera è completata da un ?Indice delle figure relative ai "Principi di Architettura Civile" di Francesco Milizia, disegnate ed incise in ventisette tavole da Gio. Battista Cipriani, sanese?, pp. 76, con 27 tavv. a doppia pag., ciasc. con numer. figure. Le illustrazioni sono suddivise in tre parti, corrispondenti alla "bellezza", alla comodità" e alla "solidità", che sono le tre principali divisioni dell'architettura civile secondo il Milizia. Stampata anonima la prima volta a Finale Ligure da De Rossi nel 1781, questa è la "prima edizione veneta" di una delle principali opere del grande scrittore d'arte Francesco Milizia (1725-98). Cfr. Cicognara,566: "Opera piena di critica profondissima, e scritta con libertà di pensare e saper sommo" - Comolli,IV,42: "E' uno dei miglior libri che abbiamo in architettura". Solo i risg. arross., altrimenti bello e fresco esemplare.

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        [Tolstadius] Fordom kyrko-herdens, öfwer Jacobi och Johannis församlingar i Stockholm, mag.

      Er. Tolstadii märkwärda lefnads-lopp. Andra uplagan. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1785. 8:o. Porträtt,(4),84 s. + Andeliga sånger. Dels författade, dels öfwersedde och til trycket befordrade, af framledne kyrkoherden Tolstadius. Andra uplagan. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1787. 8:o. 120 s. + TOLSTADIUS, ERIC. Upbyggelige hus-förhör, hållne uti S:t Jacobi och Johannis församlingar i Stockholm, merendels dageligen uti några år för dess saliga hädanskilnad. Tredje uplagan. Sthlm, C. G. Cronland, 1787. 8:o. 88 s. Samtida nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad rygg och titeletikett. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen inklusive etiketten mörknad. Pärmarna med brytmärken. Eftersättsbladet med reva. Enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Med F. O. Gaddes namnteckning i bläck på främre pärmens insida.. Setterwall 4988 för första arbetet. Den första svenska upplagan utkom 1770 och den tredje 1793. Ytterligare upplagor utkom 1824 och 1841. Arbetet är en förkortad översättning av den i "Nordische Sammlungen" 1761 publicerade Tolstadiusbiografin. Den sammanställdes enligt uppgift av L. Segerholm. Det andra arbetet, "den radikala pietismens sångbok" utkom förmodligen första gången 1733 under titeln "Andeliga wijsor, om hwargehanda materier". Om Eric Tolstadius verkligen sammanställde arbetet är oklart. Denna andra upplaga är bearbetad språkligt, 17 psalmer är uteslutna och en är tillagd. Porträttet av Tolstadius är signerat F. Akrel, men hör egentligen, enligt referenslitteraturen, inte till något av dessa arbeten

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

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

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        Mémoires de chymie.

      Tirés de mémoires de l'Academie royale des sciences de Stockholm, traduits du suédois & de l'allemand. I-II. Dijon, chez l'editeur, Paris chez T. Barrois et Cuchet, 1785. 8:o. (4),VI,269,(3) + (4),VI,232,133-37,238-246 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Samtida mörkt brunt hfrbd med guldornerad rygg. Ryggen sannolikt renoverad och guldorneringen fint påbättrad i nyare tid. Pärmhörnen av pergament. Bra inlaga med enstaka småfläckar; dock en inledande fuktfläck i yttermarginalen i del I till s. VI. I samma del några små nagg i övre marginalen på s. 129-31. En mindre reva i yttermarginalen på s. 153 och ett par gamla lagade hörn på s. 213-15 i del II. Bra ex.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 11229. Översatt och försedd med noter av Claudine Poullet Picardet, senare gift med kemisten Guyton de Morveau

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        Mémoires pour servir a la connoissance de l'Etat actuel du Royaume de Danemark. Traduits de l'Allemand de Mr. de Schirach & enrichis de plusiers additions & corrections de l'auteur même.

      (No place), 1785. 8vo. Very nice cont. marbled paper binding w. gilt tilte-label and gilt (library) marking (B.UH) to spine. A bit of wear w. minor loss to capitals. An excellent, very nice and clean copy. 183 pp.. The very rare first French edition of this important work on Danish demography and economy. The work is an augmented translation of the second half of "Über das königliche Dänische Indigenatrecht und einige andere Gegenstände der Staatswissenschaft und Geschichte" from 1779, by the same author.The work contains tables that show the current demographical situation in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Schleswig, Holstein, Oldenburg, and Delmenhorst, as well as the economic situation and development of the Kingdom of Denmark, e.g. an aspect of the trade-relation between the Kingdom of Denmark and that of England from 1698 till 1754. The work is thus highly interesting in several regards. It is one of the earliest works to deal with the question of the right of citizenship in Denmark and an early account and analysis of the economic situation of the country. The work must also be one of the first to seriously treat the demographical aspect of Denmark, as the first census in Denmark took place in 1769, and the second in 1787, being the only conts of the entire population of the Kingdom of Denmark conducted before the 19th century.Gottlob Benedikt von Schirach (1743 - 1804) was the son of the theologist Christian Gottlob Schirach. G.B. Schirach was a German historian and Danish counsellor of legation. He published a number of books within the fields of history and economics, due to which he came to be regarded as one of the most important writers of his time. He founded the journal "Politisches Journal..." in 1781, which became one of the one of the first really important journals of Northern and Middle Germany. Biblotheca Danica I: 739

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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

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        JEMIMA PLACID; or, the Advantage of Good-Nature, exemplified in a variety of Familiar Incidents. Second Edition.

      vii, [1 blank], 9-114 pages [the last three being a book-list]. Wood-engraved frontispiece, and 28 wood-cuts within the text. Original plain sheep-backed boards. One joint cracked, else an excellent copy.By descent from the family, with a note in a descendant's hand loosely laid in.

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