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        [Stanton Harcourt]

      Society of Antiquaries., 1785.. [4 Etchings]: 1 & 2. [identically titled] A View of the Ruins of the Chappel at Stanton Harcourt. 3. View of the Ruins of the Kitchen at Stanton Harcourt. 4.A view of the Ruins of the Kitchen and part of the Offices at Stanton Harcourt. Original etching. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Good margins, plate 4 has closed tear on upper margin, not affecting plate. Size: 52.5 x 42 cm. (20½ x 16½ inches). Four magnificent etchings of the ruins of the Stanton Harcourt estate in Oxfordshire. The mediaeval manor house had been demolished at the time these etchings were taken (1785), leaving the chapel and kitchen still standing. The price is for the set of four.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Whole Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All Lone in an Uninhabited Island, on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque

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

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

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

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        A New Dictionary of Natural History

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

      [Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks]
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        Der Hammerfisch.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        La Gerusalemme liberata di Torquato Tasso.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Meldersteins bruk, dess privilegier och förmåner, med tillydande hemman, nybyggen och lägenheter uti Westerbotten. Enligt original handlingarne beskrifvit.

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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Meldersteins bruk, dess privilegier och förmåner, med tillydande hemman, nybyggen och lägenheter uti Westerbotten

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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Bothnia]
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        Art de la menuiserie. ( .. en batiment - .. en meubles - .. en voitures - .. treillageur).

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische. Mit sechs und dreissig ausgemalten Kupfern nach Originalen.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Hassold]
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        L'Impero del Giapon diviso in sette principali parti...

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        The Adventures of the Six Princesses of Babylon, in their Travels to the Temple of Virtue: An Allegory

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A SYSTEM Of MECHANICS, Being the Substance of Lectures Upon that Branch of Natural Philosophy.

      Printed by J. Archdeacon, for J & J Merrill, and J. Deighton, in Cambridge;Ê T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, in the Strand, B. White, in Fleetstreet, and G. Wilkie, in St. Paul's Churchyard, London., Cambridge: 1785 - Illustrated with 24 fold-out copperplate engravings (complete). Plates XI & XXI with split along lower portion of fold line, with slight extention into plate on XXI; no loss in either case. Plate XII with 2 3+" horizontal tears from right edge, no loss. Others crisp. Binding rather worn, though cords holding soundly. Some foxing. Period signature of T. W. Pullan. Many period notes & corrections. Withal, a VG copy. Period brown quarter-calf binding with marbled paper boards. 4to: 4 A - 2I4. 11-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1st edition. [8], 255. [1] pp. 'Errata et Addenda' last page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Regolamento del Processo Civile, Per la Lombardia Austriaca

      Milano: Nella Stamperia di Gaetano Motta, 1785. Collation,[viii], 158, [2] pp. Bound in original printed paper wrapper. Paper covers dust or dirt marked, paper fragile,split on spine. Generally binding in good condition. Internally, rear blank endpaper pasted to back cover. Pages in good condition throughout. A nice copy on a rare book. A1. First Edition. Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Oeuvres de Molière. Nouvelle édition. Augmentée de la vie de l'Auteur, et des remarques historiques et critiques. Par M. de Voltaire

      Paris, Chez la Veuve David, 1785. - 8 volúmenes. 13,5x8,5 cm. I: XCIII páginas, 2 hojas, 238 páginas. II: 2 hojas, 319 páginas. III: 2 hojas, 313 páginas. IV: 2 hojas, 364 páginas. V: 2 hojas, 304 páginas. VI: 2 hojas, 276 páginas. VII: 1 hoja, 268 páginas. VIII: 288 páginas. Cortes marbleados. Encuadernado en plena piel de la época, con nervios y hierros dorados en el lomo. Muy buen ejemplar.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1786

      London: Company of Stationers, (1785). (13)ff. A monthly calendar with a double-page engraving of the Bank of England and two other single-page engravings. Also with lists of Royals, holidays, coins, etc. Contemporary red tax stamp to title-page. An uncommonly fine example, with the gilt and colored morocco onlays looking bright and fresh on the book and only a bit less so on the matching slipcase. A.e.g. (Spielmann 313; Welsh 4576; See Bromer/Edison, pp. 93-94). (2 1/4 by 1 5/8; 57x33mm).

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

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

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      Glasgow: Andrew Foulis, 1785. First Foulis Press Edition. Hardcover. Frequent and occasionally severe offsetting to the text as is often the case with this title; a few pages darkened. Moderate wear to corners, a few nicks to the covers, joints tender with those on the second volume partly split but still fairly tight. Still a Near Fine copy of an impressive work. Three folio (9-1/4" x 15") volumes bound in contemporary sprinkled calf leather with contrasting maroon and black morocco spine labels and gilt spine lettering and decoration. Perhaps the most elegant edition of Pope's works, printed in large type and with wide margins. List of subscribers at the end of the third volume.

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        Description of an Ancient Castle at Rouen in Normandy, Built by Henry V. King of England, &c. &c. Read at the Society of Antiquaries of London, April 1,1784. And published in the Seventh Volumes of the Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, Printer to the Society, 1785. 4to, 258 x 200 mms., pp. [ii], 5 [6 blank], folding engraved plate, 450 x 320 mms., recently recased in quarter calf, marbled boards. A very good copy. The antiquary Edmond Turnor (1755?-1829), was born into a family with a large estate in Lincolnshire, which enabled him to pursue his interests in antiquities, publishing an account of sculptures and paintings in Guildhall in London, even before he went to university. After finishing a B. A. and an M. S. at Trinity College, Cambridge, he embarked upon the "Grand Tour," when he saw, among other ruins, the castle at Rouen, called Le Château du Vieux Palais. After presenting this paper at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries in 1784, He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1786 and continued for the rest of his life to indulge his passion for antiquarian pursuits. ESTC T109986 locates copies in BL and Ripley Castle Library. I was unable to find a library in North America or the UK which had a copy of volume 7 of Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity in which the description was first published. There is one, however, in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Gegend von Görliz." Blick auf die Stadt von Nordosten, im Vordergrund ein Bauer mit Pferdegespann beim Pflügen eines Feldes

      Kolorierte Umrissradierung von Johann Salomo Richter 1785. 23x46.3 cm. - Anders / Wolfrum S. 92 - Lemper S. 63 - Thieme / Becker XXVIII, 296 - Aus: Leske, Nathanael Gottfried: Reise durch Sachsen in Rücksicht der Naturgeschichte und Ökonomie. Fein ausgeführte und dekorative Darstellung in schönen frischen Farben.

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        Oybin bei Zittau." Ansicht mit Ruinen der Burg und des Coelestinerklosters

      Kolorierte Umrissradierung von Johann Salomo Richter 1785. 24x38 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXVIII, 296 - Aus: Leske, Nathanael Gottlieb: Reise durch Sachsen in Rücksicht der Naturgeschichte und Ökonomie. Fein ausgeführte und dekorative Darstellung in schönen frischen Farben.

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

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

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: J.F. and C. Rivington, 1785 - FIRST (AUTHORIZED) QUARTO EDITION (sixth overall). Text based on Johnson's revised fourth edition of 1773. ?The [1785] quarto is set in three columns, with rather heavy column rules. The original folio design is followed, except that all the illustrative quotations are set in small type, and the differentiation of verse from prose quotations by the use of a deeper indent is not observed. the 1785 design combines clarity with relative compactness.? ?Paul Luna, Anniversary Essays on Johnson?s Dictionary. LONDON: J.F. and C. RIVINGTON, 1785. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary tree calf expertly rebacked preserving the original spine; spine elaborately gilt (in six compartments with red and black leather labels), marbled endpapers. Some foxing to portrait and title of volume I, some occasional spotting, generally clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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        Oeuvres complètes. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris Les libraires associés 1785 - 3 volumes in-8, LXXVI-285, 375, 333 pp., 1 portrait en frontispice, 9 figures H.T. Reliure plein veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné de filets, dentelles et fleurons, pièces rouges de titre et de tomaison; dentelle dorée en encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Boston. Jan. 11, 1785.. 7pp., on two folded sheets. Docketed by Gerry on verso of final leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Strip of later paper attached to left margin on verso of each piece. Very good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A letter written by James Sullivan, a Massachusetts lawyer and politician, to Founding Father Elbridge Gerry, discussing the need for frugality to be a core American virtue. Sullivan was involved in the convention that wrote the state's first constitution, and led the movement to secure representation in the lower House for a representative from each town. He served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1790 to 1807, when he resigned his post to assume the position of governor. He was a good friend of his correspondent, Elbridge Gerry. Gerry served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new Constitution. His name is perhaps best remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as President, and died in office in November 1814. Espousing a very New England view of the situation, Sullivan imparts his thoughts on the subject of national character to his friend, emphasizing the ways in which frugality as a national trait will elevate America's position on the world stage. He advocates legislating the expense and extravagance of the President's table, in order to set a precedent that will filter down to the state leaders, &c., and be passed down as an example to all of the nation's future leaders. The letter reads, in part: "My dear Gerry, You will permit me to trouble you with one thought on public measures, which though unimportant in your eye, yet your candour & friendship will pardon the intrusion. I cannot but wish, however unfashionable I may be in it, that our national character (for one we must have) may be marked by industry and oeconomy [sic]. I wish it might be said to the traveller who shall be on his way to America, 'You will find then an hospitable people, but men who uniformly attend to the various calls of industry, & while their tables are crowned with plenty, they are governed in their expenses by the rules of frugality. Their state of life is such as affords the most happy presage of their young republic being lasting as the constitution of it is pure.' A character like this would raise us in the estimation of foreigners, would fix our private and establish our public credit among the nations of the world; it would yield us an infinite advantage over what we can possibly obtain in our present carreer [sic] of mimicking fops, and men of fortune in old countries.... "I am persuaded that it is in the power of Congress immediately to lay such a foundation for table frugality throughout the union as will not be shaken for a long time yet to come. You have a gentleman at the head of the federal table whom I conceive to be not only a theoretic but a practical whig and in all instances a firm patriot. Should Congress now advise or direct that his table should be spread in a mode suitable to the state and situation of a young republic, that it should bare [sic] enough for the surrounding guests without groaning under an immense weight or the wasting surplusage, which we generally see at what are called polite tables, it would be an example aided by the strength of superior opinion while all the federal officers and all the governors of the separate states would hand it down with obligations to the people. It would very soon be rendered disreputable to gentlemen of private life to exceed the measure sanctified by so great an authority. I know it may be objected that foreign ministers keep tables which ought not to be more than equal to that supported by the union...The idea of making the entertainment as splendid as the guest is an unfortunate mistake; the table ought to appear as splendid as the owner.... "For a young republic struggling under an oppression of public and private demands, with scarcely one man in it who can retire from business upon his fortune, to ape the nobility of old countries must I think end in a most disagreeable manner. I know it would by some be thought a piece of indulgence to move Congress for an ordinance to regulate the President's table, but should the President himself move Congress, and lay the foundation of such a measure, it would itemize his memory and render him as respectable as if he had conquered armies in defence of his country for it is in vain to wash the soil of our country in blood to regain her freedom unless we endeavor as zealously against every unhappy habit which threatens to subvert it." An interesting letter by this Massachusetts politician to Gerry, showing one man's opinion of the ways the government should economize.

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        Opuscoli di Agostino Gerli.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale 1785 Il volume è composto da 5 parti: 1. Relazione della macchina aerostatica contenente uomini fatta innalzare per la prima volta in Italia nel giardino della Villa giorno XIII di marzo M.DCC.LXXXIV. pp. 1 - 32 con 6 tavole. 2. Discorso intorno ad una nuova maniera di fare pavimenti. pp. 33 - 45. 3. Discorso intorno all'intonacatura de'muri ed all'antico modo di dipingerede' Greci e de' Romani detto all'encausto. pp. 47 - 71 con 3 tavole doppie. 4. Ragionamento sopra il progetto fatto per ultimare grandiosamente la chiesa del borgo di Seregno. pp. 73 - 82 con 5 tavole 5. Riflesso per cangiar l'aria negli spedali, nelle prigioni ed in ogni altra pubblica coabitazione. pp. 83 - 99 con 1 tavola. Cm. 38,5 x 24; 5 cc. nn., pp. 99; 15 tavole (delle quali 3 doppie); 7 vignette e 3 culs-de -lamp; rilegatura di fine ottocento in tutta pelle blu di Riviers & son; nervature; titolo in oro al dorso; piatti con cornice lineare in oro; contropiatti con cornice fantasia in oro; tagli dorati; ampi margini; 2 ritagli di catalogo riguardanti l'opera incollati alla carta bianca di rilegatura. Al contropiatto anteriore ex- libris di Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern- Salomons. Salomons, nipote del primo sindaco ebreo di Londra, fu magistrato e scienziato, autore di libri sull'elettricità e il volo; il Museo Salomon nel Kent è intestato a lui e contiene il suo ex- laboratorio. Macchie di umidità all'angolo superiore esterno da p.19 a p. 56; qualche lievissimo graffio ai piatti; per il resto in ottimo stato. Brooks 293, Brocket 5215. Il totale delle tavole corrisponde a quello indicato dal Brooks ma le tre tavole doppie appartengono all'opuscolo sull'intonacatura e non a quello sui pavimenti che, invece, non contiene nessuna tavola.

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

      Cambridge:: Printed by J. Archdeacon, for J & J Merrill, and J. Deighton, in Cambridge;Ê T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, in the Strand, B. White, in Fleetstreet, and G. Wilkie, in St. Paul's Churchyard, London.. 1785.. 4to: ¹4 A - 2I4. 11-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1st edition. [8], 255. [1] pp. 'Errata et Addenda' last page.. Period brown quarter-calf binding with marbled paper boards.. Binding rather worn, though cords holding soundly. Some foxing.. Period signature of T. W. Pullan. Many period notes & corrections.. Withal, a VG copy.. Illustrated with 24 fold-out copperplate engravings (complete). Plates XI & XXI with split along lower portion of fold line, with slight extention into plate on XXI; no loss in either case. Plate XII with 2 3+" horizontal tears from right edge, no loss. Others crisp.

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        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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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      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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