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        Historia Salicum iconibus illustrata. -

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1785-1791.Folio. Contemp. marbled boards, a little loose and worn, spine missing. With 30 engr. plates (numb. 1-29 and 31). 78 pp.; 12 pp.; margins dust-soiled; a large and uncut copy. First edition. This important treatise was the major reference for understanding the classification of willows. Pritzel 4127. Nissen 893. Hunt 678.

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        L'Italie du Nord

      Carta da gioco raffigurante una mappa in miniatura dell'Italia Settentrionale, descritte in francese nella legenda in basso. Secondo Sylvia Mann e David Kingsley il numero che segue il titolo (1254) appare come la misura dell?area della regione raffigurata, espressa probabilmente in miglia germaniche. Bibòliografia: Mann & Kingsley, Map Collector Circle n° 87; King, Miniature Antique Maps, p. 162. Rarissima. Vienna Wien 65 110

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        [PINDEMONTE]. Volgarizzamento dell'Inno a Cerere, Scoperto ultimamente e attribuito ad Omero. Si aggiunge un breve discorso sul gusto presente delle belle lettere in Italia [marca tipogr.], Bassano. A spese Remondini di Venezia, MDCCLXXXV.

      Remondini 1785 8° [cm. 23,5 x 15,5]; pp. XXIV + 108. Leg. settecentesca in cartoncino bianco con dorso in carta decorata. Un cartellino con la segnatura e la proprietà del volume "Mengozzi n. 696" copre la firma sottostante. Testo italiano e greco. Esemplare in ottimo stato. Hardcover, text in greek and italian, very good copy.

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        Icones Piscium Austriae Indigenorum quos collegit vivisque coloribus expressos.

      Vienna, sumtibus Editoris/ apud Wapplerum Bibliopolam, 1785-1790. Decuria I-IV (of V). With 4 handcoloured engraved vignettes of fishing scenes on titles and 40 superb handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (parts 1-3) and blue blind wrappers (part 4). Achille Valenciennes' copy of one of the rarest and most beautiful publications on fishes. The work describes the indigenous fishes of Austria. A fifth part was published with 10 plates in 1794. The plates are after drawings by J. Lachenbauer and Martin Sedelmayer and engraved by Fr. Assner. Sedelmeyer was one of Nicolaus Jos. Jacquin's favourite artists. The colouring of the plates is outstanding using body colours heightened with gum arabic. On the inside of the frontcover the following is written: 'Pour Monsieur Valenciennes aide- naturaliste au Musée d'histoire naturelle au Jardin des Plantes à Paris'. Valenciennes was a famous French ichthyologist. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 95; Dean II, 126.

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        Isole Pontine)

      Carta nautica che rappresenta il golfo di Terracina con le isole di Ventotene, Ponza, Palmarola e altri scogli; in alto a sinistra Gaeta. Primo foglio del celebre Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Nella "conchiglia" che funge da cartiglio, la scritta: Atlante Marittimo / del Regno di Napoli; / Disegnato per ordine del Re / da Gio: Antonio Rizzi Zannoni Geografo Regio / Dell'Accademia Elettorale di Baviera, / di quelle di Gottinga, di Padova & c. / e scandagliato da Salvatore Trama / Piloto di Vascello / MDCCLXXV. Incisione in rame, leggere ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra. Bibliografia: Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 900x600. Sea chart depicting the gulf of Terracina with the islands of Ventotene, Ponza, Palmarola and other rocks; on upper left, Gaeta. First sheet of the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. In the ?shell? used as a cartouche, the writing: Atlante Marittimo / del Regno di Napoli; / Disegnato per ordine del Re / da Gio: Antonio Rizzi Zannoni Geografo Regio / Dell'Accademia Elettorale di Baviera, / di quelle di Gottinga, di Padova & c. / e scandagliato da Salvatore Trama / Piloto di Vascello / MDCCLXXV. Copper engraving, light oxidations, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Bibliografia: Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 900x600. Napoli Naples

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        Par devant les Notaires Roïuaux de la Ville de Sant Lo et dépendance soussignés, le vendredi neuf décembre après midi l'an mil setp cent quatre vingt cinq. Furent présens Sieur Antoine Le Crosnier Bourgeois de Saint Lo et Demoiselle Marie Michelle Le Chevallier, son épouse, ... demeurant au Bourgbuisson Paroisse Saint Jean d'Agneaux. Lesquels ont par ces présentes, conjointement, solidairement et sans division ... donné en fieffe sous l'obligation de garantir fournir et faire valoir au Sieur Jacques le Rouxel, tailleur d'habits en cette ville, demeurant au dit lieu de Bourg Buisson susdite paroisse de Saint Jean d'Agneaux, présent et acceptant pour lui ses héritiers ou aïans cause Une Maison située rüe du pré l'Evêque ... paroisse Saint Thomas de cette Ville sous la mouvance de la Baronnie de Saint Lo en franche bourgeoisie composée d'une Carte, un vestibule ou cabines qui en fait l'entrée par la rûe du haut du pré l'Evêque, une chambre étant a côté de ladite entrée avec un cabinet attenant à ladite chambre donnant sur l'écurie des Sieurs Marin ; une autre chambre au second étage, avec deux cabinets... un grenier ... et enfin un jardin potager étant entre les rües du haut et du bas du pré l'Evêque et joignant au surplus les Sieurs Sougier et les Sieurs Marin. [ etc... ] Appartenant lesdits objets à la Demoiselle Marie Michelle Le Chevallier [ provenant de la succession de] Maître Guillaume le Raguidel Marchand Sergent Bourgeois de Saint Lo [ ... ] La présente fieffée a été faite [ au Sieur le Rouxel ] moïennant Quarante Livre de Rentes [ ... Puis, à la fin, d'une autre écriture : ] L'an mil sept cens quatre-vingt six le Dimanche vingt neuf Janvier de la réquisition dudit Sieur Jacques le Rouxel, fieffataire déonmmé du présent contrat, Nous Jacques Gaillard, Notaire Royal à Saint Lo soussigné sommes transporté à l'issûe de la Grande Messe paroissiale de l'Eglise Saint Thomas de cette ville au lieu accoutumé à faire les proclamations et actes publics ou parvenu nous avons à haute et intelligible voix fait lecture et publication du présent contrat en présence du peuple sorti et sortant de ladite Eglise s'étant assemblée ... duquel nous avons appelé pour témoin les personnes des Sieurs Gabriel Mauvoisin, Michel Thourond, Samson Horet, Pierre Descoqs et Nicolas des Faudais ... qui ont signé avec nous la présente grosse.

      1 pièce en vélin (parchemin) format 24 x 19 cm, de 3 ff. manuscrits, cachet de la Généralité de Caen, 1785 Intéressante grosse relative à la remise en fief d'une maison de Saint Lo, décrite par le menu. On note l'intéressante description (en fin de document) de la publication effectuée par le notaire à la sortie de la Grand'Messe du Dimanche en l'Eglise Saint Thomas. Etat très satisfaisant (anc. mouill. au deux derniers feuillets). Français

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

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

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        Calendrier de la Cour tiré des éphémérides pour l'année 1785 contenant le Lieu du Soleil, son Lever, son Coucher, sa Déclinaison : le Lever de la Lune & son Coucher, &c.

      Chez la Veuve Hérissant 1785 Avec la Naissance des Rois, Reines, Princes & Princesses de l'Europe..., 1 vol. in-18 (102 x 53 mm.) rel. plein maroquin rouge, dos orné (losanges en caissons), large plaque d'encadrement de style rocaille à filets courbes sur plats, au centre des plats, les armes de Louis XVI, dentelle intérieure, gardes de papier doré, tranches dorées, Chez la Veuve Hérissant, Paris, 1785 Rare exemplaire aux armes de Louis XVI, reprenant un fer Louis XV, avec une légère variante dans l'ornementation (OHR, 2496, fer n°4, variante). Une plaque très similaire a pu être relevée sur un exemplaire, datée de 1786, aux armes de Marie-Antoinette (Sourget, Cent livres précieux, de 1469 à 1914, n° 86). Malgré de petits défauts (2 petits mq. au plat sup., petites brunissures au plat inf., bel exemplaire par ailleurs), un exemplaire très désirable, typique des belles reliures d'étrennes et d'almanachs du temps (cf. Gumuchian, Belles Reliures, Catalogue XII, n° 278 à 305). "Les exemplaires avec reliures à emblèmes ou à armoiries sont très recherchés" (Grand-Carteret, 92). Français

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        Dizionario mitologico, ovvero della favola, storico, poetico, simbolico, ec. In cui esattamente si spiega l'origine degli Dei, de' Semidei, e degli Eroi dell'antico Gentilesimo, i Misteri, i Dogmi, il Culto, i Sagrifizi, i Giuochi, le Feste, e tutto ciò, che appartiene alla Religione dei Gentili. Utilissimo a' professori della poesia, pittura ... opera del sig. abate Declaustre tradotta dal francese. Ed in questa nuova edizione arricchita di figure tratte da veri fonti, e con diligenza incise ..

      In Venezia, Per Agostino Savioli, 1785 - 1786In 16°, mz. tela recente con punte, tasselli ai dorsi con tit. e filetti in oro impressi, tagli superiori rossi, 6 voll., pp.VIII-240; 239; 275; 247; 224; 271. I voll. I, II, III, IV e VI sono stampati in Venezia presso Savioli nel 1785-1786. Il V vol. a Venezia presso Valle nel 1825. Opera adorna complessivamente di 123 tavv. xilografiche f.t. di gusto popolare, magnificamente colorite all'epoca, tranne quelle del V vol. (Cfr Cicognara, 4698: "Quest'opera è corredata da molte tavole di pessima esecuzione, ma le notizie soni raccolte dalle migliori fonti, ed è l'opera più estesa, fatta accuratamente per comodo degli artisti e de' sstudiosi"). Bella copia in barbe, rare normali fiorit.

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        Elémens de Minéralogie.

      Traduit de l'Anglois par M. Gibelin. Paris, chez Cuchet, 1785. 8vo. pp. xlviii, 432. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered label. Ward & Carozzi 1264. First French edition of this well-known work.

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        Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération des animaux et des plantes.

      Avec une ébauche de l'histoire des ètres organisés avant leur fécondation, par J. Senebier. Genève, B. Chirol, 1785. 8vo. pp. (4), xcvi, 413, (3, blank), with 3 folded engraved plates. Contemporary stiff marbled boards (upper end of spine a bit frayed). First French edition of this important monograph on the theory of generation. "Later confutation on the theory of spontaneous generation. Spallanzani's conclusions were similar to those expressed by Pasteur nearly a century later ..." (Garrison & Morton 102). The copy of O. Bütschli with his library stamp.

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

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

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        La Consolation de L'Absence

      1785. Engraving. Proof before dedication, with artist names and title but before dedication and publication line added and title space darkened. Two collectors marks on verso of sheet. In excellent condition with the exception of some limited foxing. Crease on right edge of sheet. Image size: 13 13/16 x 9 3/4 inches. 14 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. 18 1/8 x 13 13/16 inches. A rare proof impression of this stunning boudoir scene after a miniature by Nicolas Lavreince. Genre painting came to France when the Academy admitted Watteau's "The Pilgrimage to Cythera" in 1717. From that point on a fashion for decorative genre subjects swept the country, influencing an entire generation of French artists. This craze did not subside until after the onset of the Revolution when the frivolous tastes of the aristocratic elite were dispelled and a more sober era descended upon French art. This extremely well executed print by Nicolas de Launay is after a painting by the celebrated Swedish miniaturist Nicolas Lavreince, who built his reputation with paintings of intimate boudoir scenes. In this scene, an elegantly dressed woman seated on a settee in a lavish boudoir gazes longingly at a miniature of her lover, and holds a love letter in the other hand. On the wall above, in an oval portrait, Cupid aims his arrow, though she is already clearly his victim. A little toy dog plays in the foreground, unaware of the sighs and sorrow.From the collection of Frederic R. Halsey, a famous New York print collector, who was active during the latter part of the 19th century. (Lugt 1308). Also from the collection of Cortland Field Bishop (1870-1935) a New York collector, who had a renowned collection of French eighteenth-century prints. (Lugt 2770 b) Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 169; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 1308; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2770 b.

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Three Volumes

      Andrew Foulis, Printer to the University, Glasgow, 1785. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. 3 volumes in folio (15 1/2" x 10"), untrimmed in the original blue boards with brown paper covered spine. Spines worn, mild wear and discoloration to edges of bindings, and light spotting and staining in a few spots. Some browning to page edges, mild offsetting throughout, heavier in spots, scattered light foxing and browning, a heavier in a few isolated spots, but otherwise a clean, bright, copy of this impressive, wide margined edition of Pope. Size: Folio. 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042729. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      J. F. and Rivington L. Davis etc. London: J. F. and Rivington, L. Davis, etc. , 1785. Sixth Edition and the first authorized quarto edition. Two volumes. Thick quartos. Early three-quarter gilt calf, modern marbled paper covered boards. Half-title volume 1, no portrait. Very clean internally. Front cover of volume one splitting, else very good, tight contents.

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        The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

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

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., with Occasional Remarks on his Writings, an Authentic Copy of his Will and a Catalogue of his Works.To which are added, Some Papers written by Dr. Johnson,in behalf of a late unfortunate Character,Never Before Published

      Dublin: R. Moncrieffe, C. Jenkin, R. burton, L. White, et al, 1785 vii + 240 pp + [2 ff] Includes: A Catalogue of Dr. Johnson's works, p.231-240, with half title, and place of publication "Dubin" (sic). What appears to be original leather boards with gilt and red spine label . Leather is smooth, one small gouge to front cover, front board starting to separate at bottom joint. Interior end papers quite foxed, first blank missing a large corner, back end papers have some black speckles that look like old ink spots, interior has some foxing but otherwise clean and unmarked. The author Cook was a close friend of Oliver Goldsmith and a member of S. Johnson's Essex-street Club. "The pieces written in defence of Dr. Dodd had previously been suppressed at Mrs. Dodd's request." (--Maggs 1038/246)." ESTC N10402. . 1st Irish. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Mentoria: or, The Young Ladies Instructor, in Familiar Conversations on Moral and Entertaining Subjects: Calculated to improve Young Minds In the Essentials, as well as Ornalmental Parts of Female Education. The Fourth Edition, corrected

      London: Printed by Frye and Couchman for Charles Dilly, 1785 Fourth edition of a popular conduct book for young women. First published in 1778, it went through eleven editions and a sequel by the end of the eighteenth century. The second edition (1780) was owned by Jane Austen and was given to here niece Anna in 1801. It is now on display at Chawton. . Recently rebound in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in blind with gilt burgundy morocco label. . Twelvemo. Two engraved folding plates, one a generic map, and the other a group of geometrical shapes. Dedication to the Princess Royal. Bound with the half-title. A little light offsetting. A very good copy. The text is a series of dialogues between the teacher, Mentoria, and her two aristocratic and precocious pupils, Lady Mary and Lady Louisa. Subjects include orthography, elocution, geography, politeness, history, the derivation of words, church-service, and the virtues of industry, truth and sincerity.

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        Freund Heins Erscheinungen in Holbeins Manier.

      8°. 165 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 24 Kupfertafeln von J.R. Schellenberg. Pappband der Zeit mit roten Kleisterpapierbezügen. Goedeke IV/I, 585,6. - Massmann 57A. - Lonchamp 2176. - Erste Ausgabe. Einer der originellsten Totentanzfolgen des 18. Jahrhunderts. Von Schellenberg als Grafikfolge konzipiert und fertiggestellt. Der Text schrieb Musäus auf Anfrage Schellenbergs. Bilder und Texte ergänzen sich hervorragend. Auch wenn der Titel eine Anleihe an Holbeins Basler Totentanz macht, hat Schellenberg das Thema vollständig neu bearbeitet und in den Zeitgeist des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts gesetzt. Die Bilder wirken, ohne zu karikieren wie bei Rowlandson, leicht und beschwingt, ganz im Gegensatz zu den, durch Matthias Merian überlieferten, statischen und ritualisierten Darstellungen Holbeins. - Durchgehend etwas stock- und fingerfleckig. Sehr breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. - Der Rücken des zeitgenössische Pappbandes wurde zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt mit einem etwas abweichenden, ebenfalls roten Kleisterpapier überzogen. Einbandkanten und -ecken leicht bestossen.

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        Freund Heins Erscheinungen in Holbeins Manier. Neue Auflage mit 24 Vignetten nach Schelllenberg.

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner u. Comp., 1785In 16°, cart. ottocentesco, tassello al dorso con tit. in oro impresso, tagli a spruzzi azzurri, pp. 165. Bellissimo e raro volum figurato, considerato il primo libro moderno sulla danza della morte, completo di 25 bellissime tavv. f.t. (compreso il frontespizio figurato) finemente incise in rame e raffiguranti scene allegoriche con la morte che fa visita ad una svariata gamma di tipi umani, còlti nella loro quotidianità: gli amanti, il disperato, la vanitosa, il viaggiatore sull'aerostato, il maestro di scuola, il giudice, il Don Giovanni, il bambino in fasce, il prete, il pover'uomo, il giocatore di lotto, la contessa, loo strozzino, l'ingordo, l'equilibrista, la loggia massonica, il viandante, l'alchimista, il gentiluomo, il bibliotecario, l'insegnante, i fidanzati, il farmacista e lo studioso dell'occulto. (Cfr. Graesse VI, 298). Rare fiorit. e lievi abrasioni alle cerniere. Molto buono.

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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, 1785.. Second Edition. Leather cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some detached boards. Suitable for restoration. Light browning within. [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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        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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        Historische, Topographische und Oekonomische Merkw¸rdigkeiten der Kantons Luzern. [With:] Nachrichten von der Stadt Luzern und ihrer Regierungsverfassung, oder historische und moralische Erklrungen der acht ersten Gemlde, auf der Kapellbr¸cke der Stadt Luzern. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe, nebst einem Anhange

      Luzern: Joseph Alons Salzmann 1785 1789; 1784 Luzern: Joseph Alons Salzmann, 1785-1789; 1784. (LUCERNE) First edition of first title; second title in second, expanded edition. 4 vols., 12mo. Pp. 268, [2]; 290; 271; 202. Contemporary quarter mottled calf and boards. Book labels of Xaver Goeldlin von Tieffenau. Inoffensive stain at fore edge of vol. II, occasional faint foxing throughout. A Fine set. Barth 19129. Feller/Bonjour 585. Wber, 259. Vgl. Wyss, 288; Holzmann/Bohatta III, 4620; Haller I, 834 . The Merkw¸rdigkeiten is the most important work of Luzern historian Joseph Anton Felix von Balthasar (1737-1810). "Es zeigt Balthasars Fhigkeit zu antiquarisch genauer Forschung, aber auch seine Neigung, die Geschichte als eine Schublade von Regeln und Weisheitslehren aufzufassen, die man unmittelbar aufs Leben anwenden soll [...] eine Kantonsbeschreibung mit zeitgemssen Betrachtungen, eine Naturgeschichte des Luzernervolkes, eine Heimatkunde" (Feller/Bonjour). His protEgE Johannes von M¸ller judged this work to be trustworthy as the archives ("wie auf Urkunden zu trauen"). The first two volumes were published in 1785-1786; the third volume, which appeared in 1789, is often lacking. With a uniformly bound volume of Balthasar's earlier historical study, with explanation of the first eight paintings of the Kapellbr¸cke

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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.

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        A COMPLETE BODY OF ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY..,

      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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        EZO NO KUNI ZENZU

      1785. [MAP - JAPAN] HAYASHI Shihei. EZO NO KUNI ZENZU. This is a "shazu" or handcopied version of the original printed map which was published in Edo, by Suharaya Shihei, in Temmei 5 [1785]. Colored map of Hokkaido, 50 x 92 cm, folds into 17.8 x 12 cm covers with title label. Our copy resembles the 1825 reprint at http://angel.library.ubc.ca/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/tokugawa&CI SOPTR=78&REC=4 from the Beans collection at the UBC library. As we said, though, ours is a copy of the separate publication from 1785 [the Beans 1785.9, p.25]. The printed original is a great rarity and other hand- copied versions like this one, probably done in the mid-19th century, are certainly known. In very nice condition. A handsome and interesting map of this frontier region of Japan. From the collection of Roger Keyes.

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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 voyage...an 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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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED MANUSCRIPT SERMONS, WITH TWO DIARY FRAGMENTS, BELONGING TO EPISCOPAL PRIEST DAVID BELDEN]

      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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