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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

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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

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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]

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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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        Metodo di conoscere alcune delle piu dannose adulterazioni che si fanno ai vini esposto in un ragionamento letto nell'adunanza pubblica della Reale Accademia economica di Firenze detta dei Georgofili il di 5. ottobre 1785.

      - In Firenze, presso Anton Giuseppe Pagani, e Comp., 1785, in-8, piacevole cartonatura moderna (il rivestimento riutilizza una carta verde del primo Ottocento), pp. 36. Prima, rara edizione. V. Niccoli, Saggio storico e bibliografico dell'agricoltura italiana, p. 524.

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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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        THE HOUSEKEEPER'S INSTRUCTOR Or Universal Family Cook Being An Ample And Clear Display Of the Art Of Cookery In All Its Various Branches Containing .. Proper Rules For Brewing Malt Liquor .. To Which Is Added The Complete Art Of Carving

      W. And J. Stratford, c. 1785.. 5th edn. 8vo. Rebound in later gilt lettered half morocco, raised ribbed spine, on marbled paper-laid boards (edges of spine a little rubbed - otherwise VG). Pp. 448, illus with engraved frontispiece and 11 further engraved plates (frontispiece rather tanned and clipped at top corner and relaid on later paper; 1 folding plate with long tear along 2nd fold; previous owner's on front free endpaper and verso of folding plate) .

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        VOYAGE dans les états Barbaresques de Maroc, Alger, Tunis et Tripoly; Ou Lettres D'un des Captifs qui viennent d'être rachetés par MM. les Chanoines réguliers de la Sainte-Trinité; SUIVIES D'une Notice sur leur rachat, & du Catalogue de leurs noms

      Paris,: Chez Guillot, Libraire de Monsieur,, 1785.. viii, [9]-193, [i], 8 pp. 12mo. (11 x 18 cm.). Sewn, entirely uncut (à la barbe), loose contemporary grey wrappers (spine strip gone); preserved in modern blue blind wrappers and a wooden drop box. ¶ The very rare first edition of a series of letters by a French naval officer who was kept slave in North Africa and bought free by the canons of the Trinitarian ordre. In it the author gives i.a. a description of Meknès, Salè, Alger, Tunis and Tripoli. The work concludes with a list of 313 French slaves bought free by the Trinitarian ordre in 1785, who later that year (9th of July) arrived in the harbour of Marseille. Fine copy in pure state as issued (was never bound). With on the title and p. iii the library stamp of the "Pères Trinitaires de Marseille". A German translation was published in 1788. Playfair, Algeria 280; Tailliart 1618; ABES (the French Union Catalogus) lists only 2 copies.

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        THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRS: OR, COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MARTYROLOGY ... CONTAINING A FULL, AMPLE, CORRECT AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE MANY DREADFUL PERSECUTIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, BY PAGANS, JEWS, TURKS, PAPISTS, AND OTHERS

      London: Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, in Pater-Noster- Row, [nd. but ca. 1785].. iv,5-466,[8]pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, gilt. Illustrated with 44 engraved plates (including the frontispiece). Boards detached, subscribers list bound out of sequence at end, a few small marginal nicks or light smudges, occasional foxing and a few marginal spots, upper margin of one plate stained, along with the upper fore-corner of another, and there's a narrow smear across the face of another, but an internally about good copy, with the majority of the plates very good or better.. One of several variations upon this work published under Cooke's imprint, which, according to ESTC, was first published in parts in beginning in 1765, and from that format, reissued in book form with cancel titles. A note in ESTC assigned to one of the variants approximating the copy in hand reports Cooke's place of business was at the above address between 1783 and 1792; the present copy is the variant without 'at' preceding No. 17 in the imprint. It is possible that this work is actually by the miscellaneous writer and biographer Robert Sanders (ca. 1727 - 1783), who paid Southwell to attach his name to his work, THE UNIVERSAL FAMILY BIBLE, first issued in parts, and then in two volumes in 1773. This work in an amplification of Fox, updated to include events of the 17th and 18th centuries, with additional attention paid to Ireland, Scotland and the Americas. The engravings are signed as the work of Dodd, Stothard, and others, and like those executed for Foxe in the preceding centuries, may have been calculated as much for their sensationalism as for any potential for spiritual edification. The directions to the binder calls for only 40 plates. ESTC N50750.

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        Children Throwing Snow Balls

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 8 December 1785. Mezzotint. 17 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 19 1/8 x 24 1/2 inches. A fine image of childhood after Paye who 'especially excelled in painting children, both as single portraits and in groups' (DNB) One odd feature of late 18th century British genre paintings and prints from our present point of view was the discovery of children as suitable subjects of interest. Previously, children rarely appeared in paintings usually as participants in a religious or mythological scene, and not as children per se. Children as they were as opposed to future adults presented a problem for many artists: how to realistically capture childish activities, childish exuberance, childish despair? One of the most successful children artists was R. M. Paye (d. 1821) as demonstrated in this superb snowball fight in which six children each exemplify aspects of childhood experience: fear, joy, capriciousness, pity and so forth. The random arrangement of figures caught in mid-motion, unposed and without self- consciousness enhance the child-like feeling of fun and freedom. It's a story without moral or ulterior meaning. Richard Morton Paye was a renowned painter, who gained a noted reputation through his delicate paintings of children and his accomplished portraits. This lovely print by Ward is a wonderful example of Paye's best work, it shows the talents of the painter as well as the proficiency of the engraver. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his masters' delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. For any print connoisseur the work of William Ward epitomizes the best of English printmaking. His fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age.

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        El Sacrosanto y Ecuménico Concilio de Trento, traducido al idioma castellano por Don Ignacio López de Ayala. Agrégase el texto original corregido según la edición auténtica de Roma, publicada en 1564

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1785. 4to.; XXXII-578 pp., 54 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada y tejuelo. Primera edición de la traducción realizada por López de Ayala bajo el patrocinio del Cardenal Lorenzana. Cabe recordar la enorme impronta en la vida española de las disposiciones trentinas desde que la Pragmática de Felipe II de 12 de Julio de 1564 las declarase "Ley del Reino". La presente edición del Cardenal Lorenzana se agotó rápidamente, dada la necesidad de un texto auténtico, y en el mismo año de 1785 apareció una "segunda edición" que presenta notables variantes.

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        Vue Dune Promenade De Hambourg Hors Du Stein-Thor." Steintorwall mit der Allee vor dem Tor. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Jacques de Foisse 1785. 31x42.3 cm. - Thieme / Becker XII, 145 - Schellenberg 138 - Die schon im 17. Jahrhundert vor dem Steintor gepflanzte Große Allee galt weniger dem Naturgenuß, sie wurde vielmehr für gesellschaftliche Anlässe wie Korsofahrten besonders aber zum Promenieren, Repräsentieren und Sichsehenlassen genutzt.

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        Vue D'Une Promenade De Hambourg, Hors Du Dammthor." Dammtorwall mit der Allee vor dem Tor. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Jacques de Foisse 1785. 31x42 cm. - Thieme / Becker XII, 145 - Schellenberg 139 - Die schon im 17. Jahrhundert vor dem Dammtor gepflanzte Große Allee galt weniger dem Naturgenuß, sie wurde vielmehr für gesellschaftliche Anlässe wie Korsofahrten besonders aber zum Promenieren, Repräsentieren und Sichsehenlassen genutzt.

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        The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

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

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America

      1785. "The Magna Carta of the United States" [United States]. [Constitutions]. The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation Between the Said States; The Treaties Between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. And the Treaties Between Their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands and the United States of America. Published Originally by Order of Congress. Boston: Printed by Norman and Bowen, 1785. 28, 5-180, [1], 29 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked in period style, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, minor nicks and rubbing to boards. Some toning to text, negligible dampspotting in a few places, internally clean. Book housed in a lightly worn quarter-morocco slipcase with raised bands and gilt title (reading Constitutions of the Thirteen United States"). An appealing copy of an important title. * Second edition. This is the second edition published in America, preceded by the rare 1781 Philadelphia printing of 200 copies. (London, Dublin and Glasgow editions were issued in 1782 and 1783). Published originally by order of Congress, this compilation exerted a significant influence on the 1787 Federal Constitution. "This work was the first authoritative and original printed texts of these important documents... It is, in short, the book which may be considered as the Magna Carta of the United States. It is scarcely necessary to say that this important work has been repeatedly reprinted" (Sabin). OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1785 edition in North American law libraries (Boston College, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Social Law, University of Michigan, Yale). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16092. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3024.

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

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

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