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        Prospect af Rosenborg Slott og Have.

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

      [Bookseller: Finnerups Antikvariat]
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        Wa Na Ta, Grand Chief of the Sioux

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        First Report from the Committee Appointed to Enquire Into the State of the British Fisheries and Into the Most Effectual Means for Their Improvement and Extension

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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Bell's Shakspere (20 volumes)

      London: John Bell, 1785-1786. Bell's Edition. Leather bound. Sextodecimo [15 cm] Green leather. All edges gilt. Gilt rolled edges. Marbled endsheets. The majority of the volumes are in good or very good condition. The extremities are rubbed, mildly darkened, and occasionally mottled and discolored. The spines are sunned, and the corners of the covers are gently bumped. The pages at the beginning and end (including the frontispieces) are foxed. The endsheets are darkened at the edges. Several of the frontispiece tissue guards are absent. Two of the volumes have a previous owner's initials stamped in ink on the front flyleaves. Browned pages. Very sporadic foxing or damp staining on the pages. Under a dozen pages have minor contemporary markings in the margins. The text blocks of six of the volumes are cracked multiple times. Volume 1 is in fair condition only. The text block has almost completely come away from the covers. The front free endsheet of this volume is only hanging on by a thread, and there are faint erased scribbles on the flyleaves. The leather at the head of the spine of volume 2 is lightly chipped. The fore edge of the front cover of volume 4 has a discolored stain, that measures 3 and 1/2 inches long by 3/4 " wide. The pages at the beginning of volumes 7 and 19 are partially detached. The front flyleaf and frontispiece page of volume 20 are completely detached, but present. Printed Complete from the Text of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens, and revised from the last editions. With steel engraved illustrations. From the text - "This arrangement of Shakspere's Plays is made with a view to their respective merits after an enthusiastic perusal of them all.- The first five volumes contain the most wonderful of the Author's productions: the ensuing five volumes, though inferior to the first, would have ensured him immortality. There appears sufficient reason for bringing together in the third Class those Plays which relate to English History.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Anton Reiser. Ein psychologischer Roman

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Catechismo sulla più utile educazione delle api nel Gran-Ducato di Toscana presentato al concorso dell'anno 1784. Dal padre Gaetano Harasti da Buda [.] qualificato con l'accessit dalla R. Accademia de' Georgofili di Firenze.

      - In Firenze, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampator Granducale, 1785, in-8, bella cartonatura decorata coeva, pp. 211, [1]. Con alcune piccole xilografie n.t. Prima edizione. Bellissimo esemplare. Niccoli, p. 108.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. [VOL II OF 2]

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

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        Ostracion Cornutus

      Ichthyologie. Marcus Elieser Bloch., 1785-97. The Horn-fish. Plate CXXXIII. Copper engraving. Original colour. In fine condition. Size: 37 x 19 cm. (14½ x 7½ inches). Marcus Éliéser Bloch was born in 1723 in Anspach. He spent the earlier part of his career as a physician, studying intestinal worms. It was not until the age of 57, that Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set himself the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations of the species known to him. His first work focused on German fish and was entirely original, based on his own observations, reliable and thorough. His study of foreign fishes, however, was based on the works of others. Thus it was subject to many of the misconceptions that filtered through the great body of travel literature during the 18th century - presenting a range of illustrations with exacting accuracy on one hand or enticing imagination on the other. Bloch worked with a number of artists. Bloch's work is much sought after, and has endured to the extent that there are several editions of his work still in print today. Engraved by SCHMIDT, Ludewig.

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

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

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

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

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        Strödde samlingar utur naturkunnigheten; till den heliga skrifts upplysning.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca.

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

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

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

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

      The first large-scale attempt to apply mathematics to knowledge of human phenomena. "Condorcet's most significant and fruitful endeavor was in a field entirely new at the time. The subject was one that departed from the natural sciences and mathematics but nevertheless showed the way toward a scientific comprehension of human phenomena, taking the empirical approach of natural science as its inspiration and employing mathematics as its tool. Condorcet called this new science "social mathematics". It was apparently intended to comprise, ..., a statistical description of society, a theory of political economy inspired by the Physiocrats, and a combinatorial theory of intellectual processes. The great work on the voting process, published in 1785, is related to the later. Condorcet there sought to construct a scheme for an electoral body the purpose of which would be to determine the truth about a given subject by the process of voting and in which each elector would have the same chance of voicing the truth. Such a scheme was presented exactly like what is today called a model. Its parameters were the number of voters, the majority required, and the probability that any particular vote voices a correct judgment. Condorcet's entire analysis consisted, then, of calculating different variable functions of these structural parameters. Such, for example, was the probability that a decision reached by majority vote might be correct. An interesting complication of the model is introduced by the assumption that individual votes are not mutually independent. For example, the influence of a leader might intervene; or several successive polls are taken, the electors' opinions may change during the voting process. On the other hand, the problem of estimating the various parameters on a statistical basis was brought out by Condorcet, whose treatment foreshadowed very closely that employed by modern users of mathematical models in the social sciences. The mathematical apparatus may be reduced to simple theorems of addition and multiplication of probabilities, to binomial distribution, and to the Bayes-Laplace rule. ... Along the way he encountered a completely different problem, the decomposition and composition of electoral decisions in the form of elementary propositions on which voters pronounce either "Yes" or "No". He then anticipated, without being aware of it, the logical import of this problem, which was the theory of the sixteen binary sentence connectives among which he emphasized the conditional. He showed that a complex questionnaire could be reduced to a sequence of dichotomies and that constraints implicitly contained in the complex questionnaire are equivalent to rejection of certain combinations of "Yes" and "No" in the elementary propositions. This is literally the reduction into normal disjunctive forms as practiced by contemporary logicians. He therefore brought to light, more completely and more systematically than his predecessor Borda, the possible incoherence of collective judgment in the relative ordering of several candidates." (DSB). In his analysis Condorcet described several now famous results, including Condorcet's jury theorem, his voting paradox, and the Condorcet election method. Scarce.. 4to (247 x 187 mm), pp. [2], cxji [1], 304, contemporary calf, richly gilt spine (corners and capitals with light wear, a 10 cm split to the lower part of the front hinge), marbled end-papers, edges inked in red, two first leaves and last three leves with some marginal soiling due to the binding

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        Waa Top E Not, Chippewa nation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyage de Mr. Le Chevalier de Chastellux en Amérique.

      s.l. [Cassell], 1785. 1785 - 1 vol. in-12° (186 x 117 mm.) de : [2], 228, [2] pp. Demi-basane à coins d'époque, dos lisse orné, titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. (Intérieur frais, rares rousseurs). Édition non autorisée, précédant l'officielle de 1786. Chastellux fit partie de l'expédition envoyée en 1780 au secours de l'Union Américaine, et remplit dans l'armée de Rochambeau les fonctions de major général durant trois ans. Il se lia alors d’amitié avec de nombreux officiers dans l’armée révolutionnaire, et rencontra lors de son service Washington, La Fayette et Jefferson. Son ouvrage contient des faits rarement retranscrits sur la Guerre d'Indépendance des Etats-Unis et des anecdotes sur les hommes de l'époque. La présente édition de 228 pp. est une des deux éditions clandestines imprimées à Paris. Exemplaire très frais. 1 vol. 12mo. Contemporary quarter sheep. Unauthorised edition printed before the official (1786). The narrative describes the author's experiences in America in 1780 and 1781. « One of the most notable travel accounts of the Revolutionary period not only because of Chastellux's keen observation and the directness of his narrative but also because of his acute comments on society and the character of the people in different walks of life » (Clark). Sabin, 12226 ; Monaghan, 1532 ; Howes (Hartley), C334.

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

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

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

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

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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca

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

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

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

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

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

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        DREYHUNDERT AUSERLESENE AMERICANISCHEN GEWÄCHSE NACH LINNEISCHER ORDNUNG

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

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

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

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

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

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        Figures de l' Histoire de France

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

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

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

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        The Novelist's Magazine Vol XVIII Containing the Arabian Nights Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Prayers and Meditations. Published from his Manuscripts by George STRAHAN

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

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        Silurus Glanis

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

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        Cyprinus Blicca

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

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        Trachinus Draco

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

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