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        The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

      London - Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1785 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. First edition.. One of James Boswell's major works. This travel journal follows Boswell's journey through the highlands and western islands of Scotland with his friend Samuel Johnson. This is the first edition, second state of this work. With leaves I5, Q7 and U6 in second state, (Pages 121, 237 and 299). Rothschild 456. Lacking half-title page. With the errata and advertisement for The Life of Samuel Johnson to the rear. This journal served as a teaserfor Boswell's biographythe Life of Samuel Johnson. This work is based on a diary Boswell kept during the 1773 tour and was published following Johnson's death. Condition: Disbound. With remnants of a calf spine and a calf rear board. Front board has detached and is lacking. Rear board is detached but present. Externally, heavily rubbed to the spine with some loss. Rubbing to the board edges. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of the front endpaper. Further prior owners' inscriptions to the top of the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Instances of scattered spots throughout, heaviest to pages 492-507. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding..

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        The Vale of Innocence: a Vision. Verses to an infant Daughter. And Sonnets on several Subjects .

      Printed and Sold by R. Loder; sold also by J. Johnson . London., Woodbridge 1785 - First editions of all three works, the first two very rare. Scots-born John Black (1753-1813) was perpetual curate of Butley in Suffolk and headmaster of Woodbridge Free School. All in all, these three works give an agreeable outline of the life of a civilised and well-connected country pastor in a prosperous part of England, with poems dedicated to various aristocrats, and also to 'The Ladies of the Book-Society, Woodbridge.' The dedication of another thanks the poet's friend 'Mrs. Pulham, on her drawing the author's portrait for this [the 1799 volume's] little publication.' The volume has an interesting later provenance. Alexander Gardyne had a substantial collection of early poetry, and at some point in the 1930s, or perhaps earlier, this volume found its way into the collection of Ralph Hodgson, poet and cartoonist. In 1933 Hodgson moved to Japan. He became guest lecturer in English literature at the Japanese University of Sendai and remained in Japan until 1938, latterly working on translations of the ancient Mannyoshui poems for the Japanese ministry of education, and presumably leaving this and other books behind when he left, with World War II imminent. The text contains a few pencil notations identified as in the hand of the poet Ralph Hodgson, and two loosely inserted folded leaves of manuscript quotations also identified (in English and Japanese) as in Hodgson's hand. pp. 28.[bound with:] The Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, in Leo; on the 29th. of September, 1801. A Happy Prelude to a propitious Peace. A Poem. Mercury's Apology for the Curate's Blunder, An Impromptu; Addressed to the Right Hon. the Earl of Yarmouth.And other poetical Pieces . Ipswich: Printed and sold by J. Bush: sold, also, by G. and J. Robinsons, London; Bush, Yarmouth; Loder, and Alexander, Woodbridge; Dingle, Bury; and all other booksellers, [n.d., 1801.], pp. 23, [1].[and:] Poems by The Rev. John Black, Minister of Butley, Suffolk. Ipswich: Printed and sold by John Bush; sold also by G. G. and J. Robinsons, and T. N. Longman, London, W. Creech, Edinburgh, F. Bush, Yarmouth, Stevenson and Matchet, Norwich, P. Deck, P. Gedge, and J. Ingram, Bury, Clachar and Co. Chelmsford, Keymer, Colchester, and by R. Loder, and W. Alexander, Woodbridge. 1799, pp. xv, [1], 86, [2], the called-for engraved portrait by Taylor after Mrs Pullen bound before first work.3 works bound together 8vo (206 × 137 mm), each title page slightly dusty, the first partly detached, the second work printed on smaller paper stock and largely untrimmed, mid nineteenth-century cloth; small ink-stamp to verso of first title 'Alexander Gardyne, 1883'; front free endpaper detached. [(Vale of Innocence): Jackson, p. 120, not in Johnson, Provincial Poetry; (Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus) Jackson p. 251, not in Johnson, Provincial Poetry; (Poems): Jackson p. 237, Johnson, Provincial Poetry, 98. ESTC gives the following locations for The Vale of Innocence: BL, Bodley, Suffolk Record Office, Yale (OCLC adds no more); OCLC lists BL, Cambridge and New York Historical Society for the post-ESTC period The Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus; the 1799 Poems is relatively more common, but still scarce.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jurisprudence Des Tribunaux De Lorraine Précédée De L'histoire Du Parlement De Nancy En 4 Tomes

      Lamort, Nancy 1785 - ROGEVILLE Guillaume de (Chevalier, Conseiller au Parlement de Nancy) - Jurisprudence des tribunaux de Lorraine, précédée de l'Histoire du Parlement de Nancy - En 4 tomes - Nancy, Chez Lamort (Imprimeur de M. le Premier Président du Parlement), 1785 - 4 volumes in 4° de 770 pages au total, de nombreux feuillets "blancs" ajoutés toutes les 2 ou 3 pages pour y inscrire des notes manuscrites supplémentaires + de nombreuses pages manuscrites dans les tomes - Ouvrage dans sa reliure d'époque plein veau brun, dos orné, pièce de titre peau rouge, pièce de tomaison peau noire, tranches jaspées, petites restaurations à certaines coiffes, rousseurs aux pages de garde - Complet - Bon état - FRAIS DE PORT EN FONCTION DES TARIFS POSTAUX EN VIGUEUR ET SELON POIDS, DIMENSION ET DESTINATION Poids : 5kg 500 Size: In 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L ordine dorico ossia il Tempio d Ercole nella città di Cori umiliato alla Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Pio sesto.

      nella Stamperia Pagliarini, in Roma 1785 - Legatura recente in carta pergamenata. Timbretto di bibl. estinta al frontis. Ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione originale. Prima opera del celebre architetto e urbanista neoclassico Gio. Antonio Antolini (1753-1841), professore all Accademia di Brera e membro dell Academie des beaux-arts di Parigi. Cicognara, 3939. Folio (cm. 31,2), XXIII pp. con 4 tavv. incise su rame f.t. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        Elogios dos reis de Portugal, em latim e em portuguez, illustrados de notas historicas e críticas [parallel title in Latin]

      na officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, Lisboa 1785 - First edition, small 4to, pp. 328; woodcut device on title pages; full contemporary cats' paw calf, gilt decorated spine in 7 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 1; extremities a bit rubbed; good and sound. The history of Portuguese kings and rules to 1580. This copy with an early ownership inscription on the flyleaf: "Ex bibliotheca Projecti Josephii Ehrhart," likely the author of Dissertatio Medica De Cicuta (1763) and Hippocrates contractus, in quo magni Hippocratis, medicorum principis, opera omnia in brevem epitomem (1765). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de l'Arabie qui se divise en Arabie Petrée, Deserte et Heureuse

      1785. Incisione in rame, dipinta d'epoca, mm 306x455. Piacevole carta disegnata da uno dei principali cartografi del Settecento francese, arricchita da un cartiglio barocco. Tratta da " Atlas Moderne " di Lattrè. Buon esemplare appena ingiallito Copper engraving, mm 306x455, outline original color. Attractive map, ornated with a rococo title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.From"Atlas Moderne" by Lattré. Good condition, just some paper discoloration.

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        Confluent et embouchure du Bog et du Dnieper en 1785

      Artist: Dupuis ; issued in: ; date: 1785 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 22 x 63; description: Map shows the estuary of the river Dnieper and the Golf of Liman with the black sea;

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        Amsterdam , Het IJ, Pampus - Matthias de Sallieth naar Abraham Storck, 1785-1791.

      ?Gezicht van het Y en Pampus?Kopergravure vervaardigd 1785/1791 door Matthias de Sallieth naar een tekening van Carel Frederik Bendorp ( 1736 - 1814) die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Abraham Storck kopieerde. Afm. (plaatrand): 32,9 ? 40,6 cm.Fraai gezicht gezicht over het IJ en Pampus, de door slib verondiepte geul gelegen aan de monding van het IJ ten oosten van Amsterdam en ten noorden van Muiden. (Dus niet te verwarren met het 19de-eeuwse forteiland Pampus.)Ten tijde van de VOC konden de schepen, zwaarbeladen door de handelswaar vanuit de Oost, als ze bijna thuis waren de ondiepe vaargeul niet makkelijk passeren. Vaak moest men op de vloed wachten om de haven van Amsterdam te kunnen bereiken.Na het afmeren kregen matrozen hun gage en verspilden het veelal in de dagen daarna aan drank en vrouwen. Dan gingen ze naar huis, net zo berooid als ze voor de reis waren. Matrozen kwamen veelal uit de provincie. Wanneer er weer ronselaars van de VOC in de dorpen kwamen, dan zeiden de moeders van de aanstaande matrozen: ?Niet doen, dat levert niets op.? Die ontmoediging was slecht voor de handel, want als er geen matrozen waren, dan konden de schepen niet bemand worden.De Heren van de VOC bedachten daarop een truc. Als de schepen voor de rede van Pampus lagen kregen ze water, eten en zeep. Vervolgens werd er een bordeel afgehuurd. De dames van het bordeel werden samen met een forse hoeveelheid drank aan boord gebracht. Na drie dagen waren de schepelingen totaal uitgeraasd en uitgeput. Daarna ging het schip naar de haven, meerde af, de matrozen kregen hun gage en gingen naar huis. Nu gingen ze met geld naar huis en met stoere verhalen. Hierdoor was het eenvoudiger om matrozen te werven. De term ?voor pampus liggen? in de zin van dronken zijn, komt van het hier beschreven gebruik.Prijs: ?625,-.

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        Carte de l'Arabie qui se divise en Arabie PetrÈe, Deserte et Heureuse

      Parigi 1785 - Incisione in rame, dipinta d'epoca, mm 306x455. Piacevole carta disegnata da uno dei principali cartografi del Settecento francese, arricchita da un cartiglio barocco. Tratta da " Atlas Moderne " di LattrË. Buon esemplare appena ingiallito Copper engraving, mm 306x455, outline original color. Attractive map, ornated with a rococo title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.From"Atlas Moderne" by LattrÈ. Good condition, just some paper discoloration.

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        An archive of 14 receipts or ledger pages for household expenses, mostly unsigned.

      Tonnere, 1779-1785. - Various formats. Altogether 16 ff. Including 7 autograph documents on large Folio sheets signed, partly with initials, and partly in the third person within the text, varying between "Mlle la ch're D'Eon," "La ch're D'Eon," and "D.". Ledger pages or receipts, listing prices paid or owed for firewood, lumber, food, clothing and other items, documenting the daily life of an 18th century crossdresser. - Éon de Beaumont was a French transsexual political adventurer, secret agent of Louis XV in Russia (1755), then minister to England. The term "eonism" denoting the tendency to adopt the costume and manners of the opposite sex, is derived from his name. Despite d'Éon's wearing a dragoon's uniform all the time, there were rumors that he was actually a woman, and a betting pool was started on the London Stock Exchange about his true sex. D'Éon finally claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted him funds for a new wardrobe. Overall, Charles d’Éon spent his first 49 years as a man, and his last 33 years as a woman. Upon death, a council of physicians discovered that d'Éon's body was anatomically male. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. Vol.I. [ - Vol.II].

      Warrington printed by W. Eyres for T. Cadel in the Strand London 1785 - 2 vols., 8vo., 5 engraved plates (of which 4 are folding), xxiii + (1) + 473 + (13) and ix + (1) + 514 + (12)pp., one leaf in vol.II bound out of order, near contemporary ownership inscription in ink on each title-page of William Williams,> bound in old, perhaps original marbled boards with paper spines, the spines worn, entirely uncut. A fine copy. First edition of the two original volumes in the First Series of the Society's Memoirs> (later volumes were published in 1790, 1793, 1796, 1798 and 1802). See Goldsmiths 12823. The Manchester Lit. and Phil. is a learned society in Manchester which was established in 1781, its Memoirs> being, after the Royal Society's Phil. Trans.>, the oldest scientific journal in the U.K. The Society has been at the leading edge of knowledge in many fields. These two original volumes of Memoirs> include the rationale for its establishment, the original 'Laws and Regulations for the government of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester', and lists of the original ordinary and honorary members. The presidents and vice-presidents included Thomas Percival F.R.A. and Charles White F.R.S.: the honorary members included a galaxy of scientific talent - Erasmus Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, M. Lavoisier, John Coakley Lettson, Joseph Priestley, and Alexander Volta. The papers here published cover the whole spectrum of developing knowledge, including education itself (papers by Thomas Barnes), language, crime and punishment (William Turner with inevitable references to Beccaria, Blackstone and Howard), meteorology, geology, medicine, chemistry, and there are papers on manufacturing processes. And the diversity of the published papers also includes one on taste and beauty and its relevance to morals, one on the essential characteristics of poetry, and another 'on the diversions of hunting, shooting, fishing, &c. considered as compatible with humanity'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language:

      London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley (and 19 others),, 1785. In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. In Two Volumes. The Sixth Edition. 2 volumes, quarto (270 x 204 mm). Near-contemporary tree calf, gilt banded flat spines, red and green morocco twin labels, green edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Cook after Reynolds; printed in triple columns. Front joint of volume II a little tender, portrait a little foxed and offset onto title page, general foxing or toning. An attractively bound copy. First authorized quarto edition and the sixth edition overall, preceded by a pirate Dublin edition the previous year and issued following Johnson's death in 1784.

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        L'IMPERO DEL GIAPON diviso in sette principali parti

      Venice., 1785. The Empire of Japan, divided into seven parts. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. An interesting map of Japan, after Bellin. Ornamental cartouche at top left . Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases.

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        Le Mariage de Figaro en Edition Originale de 1785 et 5 pièces de théatre publiés de 1776 à 1785

      Ruault 1785 - Recueil de 6 pièces de théatre publié de 1776 à 1785 : 1/Barbier de Séville par Beaumarchais chez Ruault en 1783. 101 pages dont 19 de préface. 2/La folle journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro par Beaumarchais chez Ruault en Edition Originale de 1785. 175 pages dont 32 de Préface. 3/Le Mariage de Figaro en Edition Originale par Les Libraires Associés en 1784 . Pièce en en 3 actes par François Vernes, 38 pages. 4/L' Anglois à Bordeaux 1779 par de Favart Charles-Simon (1710-1792) .Ce fut une comédie présentée pour la première fois à la Comédie-Française le 14 mars 1763. 56 pages. 5/Les fausses infidélités de M. Barthe de l' Académie de Marseille. Comédie en un acte publié en Edition Originale par Delalain en1777. La pièce fut représentée pour la première fois par les Comédiens français ordinaires du Roi le 25 Janvier 1768. 28 pages. 6/ Le célibataire par Dorat en Edition Originale de 1776 par Delalain. Cette pièce a été représentée pour la premiere fois par les Comédiens François le 20 Septembre 1775, 95 pages. Reliure demi cuir d' époque avec un dos orné de caissons , de fleurons et d' une pièce de titre gravée à l' or fin, intérieur en bon état à l' exception l' Anglois à Bordeaux dont il manque la page de titre , format in 8 , 493 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dala'il al-khayrat (Tokens of beneficial deeds)].

      [Ottoman Empire]., 1199 AH [1784/1785 AD]. - Small 8vo (14.5 x 10 cm). Arabic manuscript prayerbook written in black ink in a neat naskh Arabic hand, with well over 50 headings in red, the opening of the main text decorated with a floral design, 2 full-page perspective views in coloured inks showing the Masjid al-Haram (the Great Mosque) in Mecca, with the Ka'ba in its central plaza, and the al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, about 25 calligraphic roundels, the Prophet's handprint and footprint, several calligraphic seals, 4 pages each with 3 flags, about 20 other pages with pictorial or semi-pictorial images with calligraphic inscriptions, numerous other inscriptions in circular borders and nearly every page in a rectangular border. Richly gold-tooled, tanned sheepskin(?) (ca. 1815?) with a flap that wraps around the fore-edge, rebacked. A richly decorated Islamic prayerbook in Arabic with extensive pictorial, semi-pictorial and floral decoration and calligraphic roundels, executed in the Ottoman Empire in 1199 AH (1784/85 AD). The Dala'il al-khayrat (sometimes translated as Proofs of good deeds or Waymarks of benefits) is a prayerbook invoking peace and blessings for the prophet Muhammad. It was written and compiled by Muhammad ibn Sulaiman al-Jazuli (807-870 AH or 1404/05-1465 AD), a Moroccan scholar in the mystical Islamic Sufi movement, and became one of the most popular Islamic prayerbooks, especially in the Ottoman Empire. al-Jazuli's inspiration for the prayerbook is said to have come before he left Fez for forty years in Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, but he finalized it in Fez in the last years of his life. Some of the illustrations traditionally included in the book, including the views of the Mecca and Medina mosques, were added after his death. Many of the "illustrations" comprise texts written within a gold outline with the form of a vase, long-necked bottle, pair of trees, sword, etc., the whole in a rectangular border with a coloured background. A few are more pictorial, showing the Ka'ba, a dallah (coffee pot) and other items. - With a chip in the first leaf, just touching the text, a couple leaves torn along the border and many bifolia separated at the gutter fold, some water damage at the foot of the gutter margin and a few minor stains and tears (some repaired). The text and pictorial imagery in most leaves nevertheless remains in very good condition. The binding shows some wear, mostly at the extremities, but the rest of the tooling remains in good condition. An elaborately decorated and illustrated Islamic manuscript prayerbook from the 18th-century Ottoman Empire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. In Two Volumes. The Sixth Edition.

      London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley (and 19 others), 1785 - 2 volumes, quarto (270 x 204 mm). Near-contemporary tree calf, gilt banded flat spines, red and green morocco twin labels, green edges. Front joint of volume II a little tender, portrait a little foxed and offset onto title page, general foxing or toning. An attractively bound copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Cook after Reynolds; printed in triple columns. First authorized quarto edition and the sixth edition overall, preceded by a pirate Dublin edition the previous year and issued following Johnson's death in 1784. Courtney & Smith p. 57.

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        JAGD. -, The Chace, the Turf, and the Road.

      22 x 14,5 cm. Titel, XX, 301 S. Mit gestoch Porträt und 12 gestoch. (davon 2 Aquatinta) Tafeln. Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Goldprägung, Innenkanntenvergoldung, Vorsätzen aus Seide mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Mit dekorativen Tafeln in Holzstich nach Illustrationen von Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), davon zwei als Aquatinten. - Einband berieben und fingerfleckig. Die Tafeln meist gebräunt, das Porträt etwas stockfleckig. - Schöner, aufwendiger Einband. Kulturgeschichte, Jagd

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        Cabinetskarte welche den Ganzen Lauff des Rheins, der Mosel, der Maas und Schelde nebst den angraenzenden Laendern vorzüglich alle gegenwaertige Besizungen des Hauses Oesterreich in den Niederlanden und einen grossen Theil von Frankreich vorstellt.

      - Altgrenzkolorierter Kupferstich von Mathias Albert und Georg Friedrich Lotter, Augsburg, 1785, 113x165 cm. Von 6 Platten gedruckte, monumentale Karte in der Begrenzung Ostende, Osnabrück, Basel, Bellegarde und Sens. In 6 Teilen und jeweils 12 Segmenten auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Mit 2 großen gestochenen Kartuschen, davon eine in deutscher, die andere (größere) in französischer Sprache. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar By Samuel Johnson, LL.D. In two volumes

      London: printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, C. Dilly, W. Lowndes, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, T. Cadell, Jo. Johnson, J. Robson, W. Richardson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, W. Goldsmith, J. Murray, W. Stuart, P. Elmsly, W. Fox, S. Hayes, A. Strahan, W. Bent, T. and J. Egerton, and M. Newbery, M.DCC.LXXXV [1785]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine+. First Quarto Edition (sixth overall) of this "most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (PMM), printed from Dr. Johnson's own corrected copy of the fourth folio edition, of 1773. Collated and complete in two thick quarto volumes. Unpaginated, comprising half title (vol. I), two title pages (one for each volume), preface, history, grammar, advertisement, dictionary (printed in three columns), with frontispiece portrait of Johnson engraved by Thomas Cook after a painting by Joshua Reynolds. Contemporary tree calf covers bordered with gilt roll, flat spines elaborately gilt in six compartments divided by gilt rolls, twin leather lettering pieces gilt (one red, one black on each spine), original marbled endpapers with copper-engraved book plate of one of the Earls and Marquises of Northampton) to both front paste downs. A crisp, clean, finely bound example of this classic work, free of foxing, with only occasional stains to text pages and dust-spotted fore-edges. Alston, V 186. PMM 201 (for first edition). Sawyer & Darton, pp. 346-49. Lowdnes 1217. Grolier Johnson 20 (for first edition). Grolier English 100, 50 (for first edition). Courtney, pp. 30-68 (for an exhaustive review and commentary). In 1746, "there arrived the most significant career opportunity of Johnson's entire life. A group of booksellers headed by Robert Dodsley perceived the need for a new English dictionary to replace the semi-standard Dictionarium Britannicum of Nathan Bailey (1730). They found a receptive ear in Johnson, who had pondered for many years on the absence of an English equivalent to the great continental glossaries sponsored by public bodies and academies. . . . . Ultimately the work appeared in two folio volumes on 15 April 1755, garnished with preliminary matter, including a preface of extraordinary dignity and eloquence. The Dictionary left an immense mark on its age. It soon became recognized as a work of classical standing, and in spite of some minor blemishes it has never lost its historical importance as the first great endeavour of its kind." (ODNB) According to Noah Webster, "Johnson's writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics." (PMM) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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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

      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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        Compendio di tutta la Teologia Morale del Padre Paolo Gabriele Antoine della Compagnia di Gesù, e delle illustrazioni del Padre Filippo da Carbognano, Minore Osservante, e del Padre Bonaventura Staidel, Minore Conventuale. Dalla Lingua Latina tradotto nella Lingua Italiana. E accresciuto nuov

      Nella Stamperia Baglioni - Venezia, 1785. ITALIANO 0,59 Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, titolo scritto a mano sul dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine ben conservate, un paio con becca. Presenta indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Su foglio di guardia scritta a penna. Frontespizio con magnifica marca tipografica incisa in nero, scritte ex libris di difficile comprensione. Elegante testatina, capolettera, finalino e cornice tipografica incisi in nero. I tavola, fuori formato e testo, dal titolo "Figura per conoscere i diversi gradi della consanguinità", in nero, con foro e margini consumati. Testo dell'Appendice posto su due colonne. Tomo Secondo della collana Compendio di tutta la Teologia Morale. USATO

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        Magna Charta von Galicien, oder Untersuchung der Beschwerden des galicischen Adels pohlnischer Nation über die österreichische Regierung.

      Kl.-8. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 365 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe des Hauptwerkes des österr. Staatsmannes, der seit 1785 Gubernialrat und ab 1800 Hofrat und Administrator der kgl. Staatsgüter in Galizien war. - Sein Einfluß und Wirkungskreis auf diesem Posten war eine wahre Wohltat für Galizien (Wurzbach). - Übrigens ist mein Nahme zwar keine Sünde ich habe aber dennoch ihn lieber nicht mit Buchstaben hinschreiben wollen. Die mich kennen, werden ihn aus meiner Schrift errathen, und die mich nicht kennen, werden bey ihrem Urtheile über diese kleine Abhandlung desto weniger auf etwas anderes, als ihren inneren Gehalt, Rücksicht nehmen (Vorrede). - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Resten eines Bibl.-Schildchens (Schönborn-Buchheim). Innendeckel m. altem Wappen-Exlibris. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Weller, Druckorte I, 146 Wurzbach XII, 472 Estreicher XX, 107 nicht bei Holzmann/B.

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        Plano geometrico de la Imperial Noble y Leal Ciudad de Mexico, teniendo por extreme la zanxa y garitas del resguardo de la Real Aduana

      Arguably amongst the most magnificent maps of Mexico City, containing cartographical information of privileged access, and to our knowledge, the first Spanish printed map of such dimensions of the Viceroyalty´s Capital City. Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1731-1802) was a Spanish publisher and the leading cartographer of the age. He studied with Jean-Baptiste Bouguignon d'Anville in Paris, before returning to his native Madrid in 1760, when he established the only independent cartographic publishing house in Spain in 1760. He began making maps for the Bourbon kings and became Royal Geographer to King Carlos III in 1780. He was even authorised to create a geographic agency for the secretary of state in 1795. Lopez´ map follows the one made by Ignacio de Castera Obiedo y Peralta (Mexico 1750 - 1811), a Mexican architect and cartographer. Castera gained the favour of Archibishop Nuñez Haro de Peralta and Viceroy Guemes Pacheco, which allowed him to participate in the construction of important buildings in the City of Mexico. Lopez had already published a 1758 map of Mexico City, a plain orthogonal plan of the type created by military engineers. His work was typical of late eighteenth century Spanish attempts to assert control of their empire through cartography. Castera´s maps, however, appear to have never been published, until this edition, by Lopez. Cartographically, it resembles greatly the "Plano Ignografico de la Nobilisima Ciudad de Mexico, hecho en el año 1776 por D. Ignacio Castera, Mro. De Arquitectura y Agrimensor de tierras, aguas y minas por S. M. y aumentado en el de 1778", thus, we are made aware of at least two maps made within 1776 and 1778 (El criollo en su reflejo, Fomento Cultura Grupo Salinas, pp. 46). Castera´s map reflects the political, social and urban modifications suffered by the city of Mexico as a result of the reforms carried out by the Borbon kings in the second half of the 18th century. In this sense, it is the first printed map to show "modern" Mexico. Dennis Reinhartz argued that Spain's reluctance at the beginning of the eighteenth century to make public claims on their American territories via maps and sparse settlements "encouraged Spain's European rivals, France and Britain, to engage in real and cartographic 'filibustering' campaigns in the region". Although Castera and Lopes' map supposedly presents a detached view, it is still fraught with ideology. Mexico City was a vital part of New Spain, the capital of the viceroyalty, the seat of the bishopric and a trading centre with links to both Asia and Europe. Carlos III, king at the time this map was made, was determined that the reforms he initiated in Spain should be copied throughout the Spanish empire, and that Spanish colonial possessions should reflect European cultural values. Protestant critics dismissed Spain's empire as an "intellectual backwater". This plan counters these claims by displaying it in the style of a European city view - well-planned, geometric, modern - and addresses contemporary thought which equated the physical order of a state with its political efficacy. It reflects the political, social and urban modifications resulting from the reforms carried out by the Bourbon kings in the second half of the eighteenth century. In this sense, it is the first printed map to show "modern" Mexico. To the lower right of the plan is a key listing districts, monastic houses, convents, non-religious buildings, public buildings, and canals. The plan clearly shows the Alameda Park, the Zócalo (Plaza Mayor), and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary.  To the lower left is a note stating that the street names were taken from a manuscript map of the city provided by Don Francisco Xavier Machado y Fiesco. The plan is dedicated to Don Francisco Leandro de Viana, the Count of Tepa (1730-1804). Viana was active in the colonial administration of the Spanish Empire, and made his reputation protecting the interest of natives in the Philippines. He would eventually settle in Mexico after marrying into the Mexican nobility and was eventually appointed as Alcalde de Crimen (criminal judge) and Oidor (royal judge) there, two of the highest-ranking judicial positions that could be held in the Spanish empire. JCB doesn´t own a copy of the map, referencing a later impression on wove paper. The map is very rare, we are only able to trace seven extant examples of the map (Berkley; British Library; N.Y.P.L; University of Illinois; Harvard; Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Laval, Canada). We have not been able to trace the map as having sold at auction. López Gómez, and Antonio Porto Manso, Carmen, ['Cartography of the eighteenth century. Tomas Lopez at the Royal Academy of History'], Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia, 2006, no.173, p. 418; Francaviglia, Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin, p.35; Kagan and Marías, Urban Images of the Hispanic World; Marley, Historic Cities of the Americas; El criollo en su reflejo, Fomento Cultura Grupo Salinas, pp. 46.

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        A Treatise on Courts Martial. To Which is Added, An Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards. The Third Edition, With Additions and Amendments [with the 1785 dated title page; seven copies in ESTC]

      London: Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street, 1785. Modern 1/4 calf, light foxing and browning, moreso to the first and last leaves, a very good copy with the advertising leaves; the Taussig copy A rare early edition of the first work devoted primarily to the English law of courts martial and the last published in Adye's life, becoming "the standard work for military judicial practice in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

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        L'IMPERO DEL GIAPON diviso in sette principali parti The Empire of Japan, divided into seven parts.

      Venice. 1785 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 42 x 33 cm. Fine condition, good margins. An interesting map of Japan, after Bellin. Ornamental cartouche at top left . Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases.

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        Micromega Zadig e diversi aneddoti di M. de Voltaire. Tradotti dal francese

      G. P. Merande, Napoli 1785 - Piccola mancanza al centro e alla parte superiore del dorso, chiare bruniture dovuto alla qualitÌÊ della carta impiegata, testo intero e senza segni. Ex libris al controfrontespizio. Nel complesso buono stato generale di conservazione (4) + 259 + (4) p. 170x110 mm p.pelle coeva con tass e fregi oro al dorso

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        Real Cedula de Ereccion de la Compania de Filipinas: de 10 de Marzo de 1785.

      [1785], Madrid por D. Joachin Ibarra, Impresor de Camara de S.M. 1785 - The original charter granted by Charles III to set up la Compania de Filipinas to enable trade directly from the Philippines to Spain. Formerly all trade had passed through Acapulco. Referenced by: OCLC 21798378; A very good copy bound in half calf, marbled boards.

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        Sermons on different subjects, but chiefly describing the graces and virtues which are indispensably required by the Gospel, in all good Christians

      R. Marchbank, Dublin 1785 - First printing. xvi, 390, [2] pp, 8vo. Complete with the subscribers list. Finely bound in full green contemporary morocco by Mackenzie, with gilt decorations to the spine, and label and elaborate ruling to the edges of boards. Lightly rubbed at the edges, but a very good example of a Dublin binding. Internally clean and unmarked with no markings or inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Almanach, Op 't Jaar ons Heeren Jesu Christi, 1785. Voorsien met de Jaar-, Paarde-, Beeste- en Leermarkten, En de Maans op- en ondergang. WITH: Reys-Wyzer, Wanneer de Veerschepen en Trekschuyten moeten afvaren. Ook het luyden der Poortklokken van Amsterdam, Haarlem, Enkhuysen, Gouda en Leyden. WITH: De opregte Italiaanse Waarzegger. WITH: Korte Kronyk, beginnende van den Jare 1711.

      Amsterdam, the Heirs of Widow Cornelis Stichter 1785 - 4 works in 1 binding, 30, 11, 5, 16 p. Contemporary Leather with gilt-edged text block, silver catches and a silver linking pin, 16° H. 8,5 x L. 5,5 x W. 1,5 cm. (Waterstain on the first pages, one page of the Reys-Wyzer lacks a small piece of one of the corners. The 4 silver catches are decorated with the coat of arms of the city Leeuwarden. Rare edition of the Almanac for the year 1785 by Meyndert van Dam, ca. 1730-1812. This miniature sized almanac describes in the first work the forthcoming events for the year 1785, illustrated with a woodcut title vignette and a calendar printed in red and black with multiple small woodcuts of the moon phases. The second work is a time-table for the departures of ships, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration. The third work contains astrological predictions and the final work lists important events which occured from the year 1711 until 1784, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration.) Salman, J. (2011). Populair drukwerk in de Gouden Eeuw. De almanak als lectuur en handelswaar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausführlichere [Ausführliche] Abhandlung der Hydrotechnik oder des Wasserbaues. Erster Theil [von insg. 2].

      Wien, Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern 1785; Zweyte mit Anmerkungen vermehrte Auflage; ca 20x13 cm; (16) 365 (3) Seiten mit gest. Titelvignette und 16 Kupfertafeln; Kartonbroschur d. Zt. mit handschr. Rückentitel (Einband etwas fleckig, 2 Kupfertafeln mit leichten Quetschfalten; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Technik; Wasserbau

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        A Treatise on Courts Martial. To Which is Added, An Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards. The Third Edition, With Additions and Amendments [with the 1785 dated title page; seven copies in ESTC]

      A rare early edition of the first work devoted primarily to the English law of courts martial and the last published in Adye's life, becoming "the standard work for military judicial practice in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries". Modern 1/4 calf, light foxing and browning, moreso to the first and last leaves, a very good copy with the advertising leaves; the Taussig copy. Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street, London, 1785.

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        Natural History

      London - W Strahan and T Cadell, 1785 Book. Good. Hardcover. Nine volumes of thispopular of natural history. Scarce in this particular translation, especially in this complete state. A very good early translation of this classic work in a lovely original binding. Some hinges needing attention but still great to see in this binding. Clean and bright internally. Natural History, General and Particular discusses several differing species in the animal kingdom from Apes to the Hippopotamus. Volume IX is a corrections and additions volume providing lots of further information. There are 307 illustrated plates across all volumes conveying numerous animals such as dogs, cats and elephants. Collated, complete with all plates. Comte de Buffon was a French author and his natural history wasoriginally published from 1749-1804. It spanned to an encyclopedic collection of 36quartos. This English translation was published priorto the to completion of this work. The work ended up being limited to the animal and mineral kingdoms. Thistranslation has numerous notes and observations by William Smellie, a Scottish encyclopedist and naturalist. The Second Edition of this translation. Condition: In full tree calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spines, jointsand extremities. Split to the front joint of volume I. Front hinge to volume I is tender with cords showing. Small loss to the head of spine to volume I. Rear joint to volume I is starting but firm with the hinge tender. Hinges to volume II are starting but firm. Front joint and hinge tovolume IIIhave failed and board is detached. Front endpaper has also detached. Rear joint and hinge to vol III is weak and may detach with further handling. Loss to thehead and tail of spine to vol IV. Front jointand hinge to volume V are tender with cords showing. Rearjoint to vol V is starting but firm with the hinge slightly strained but firm. Front joint and hinge to volume VI are strained. Loss to the head and tail of spine to volume VIalso. Bothjoints and hinges to volumeVII are tender withcords showing. Loss to the head of spine and joints to volume VIII. Front joint and hinge to volume VIII are strained but firm. Front hinge and joint to volume IXare weak and held by one cord only. May detach with further handling. Small crack to head of rear joint to vol IX resulting inthe hinge being strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown with themonogram CR. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with som instances of lightscattered spots. Overall: GOOD..

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. 6 Platten gedruckt, n. Chauchard bei den Gebrüdern Lotter, "Carte Generale de L'Italie Superiore d' aprés Chauchard en 6 feuilles. Nouvellement corrigée et augmentée pour la plus grande commodite des Amateurs .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, um 1785, 87 x 153 Ritter, die Welt aus Augsburg, S. 126. - Sehr seltene grosse Karte von Nord- und Mittelitalien. Im Norden bis Luzern - Bludenz, im Osten die Halbinsel Istrien, im Süden bis Perugia, im Westen bis Grenoble. Die alten Längs- und Querfalten wurden geglättet.

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        Lettres critiques et politiques, sur les colonies & le commerce des villes maritimes de France, adressées à G. T. Raynal. [Suivi, in fine, de :] Conversation d'un officier d'artillerie.

      Genève - Paris 1785 - In-8 de faux-titre, titre, (4)-264-13 pp.; veau porphyre, dos à nerfs richement ornés, triple filet doré encadrant les plat, tranches mouchetées (très bel exemplaire dans une élégante reliure de l'époque). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Hob XVI: 35] The [handschr.:] 4th Sonata from Giuseppe Haydn`s opera for the harpsichord

      London : Longman & Broderip, [ca. 1785?]. - S. 20-27. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. RISM H 3902. Seltene Einzelausgabe.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, illustration Tasten- und Balginstrumente

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        Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1808. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map by C. van Baarsel after Sarychev, 10 engraved folding plates, 5 hand-coloured aquatint plates and a folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      Arctic Bibliography 37226; Chavanne 3993; Howes S-115; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 313; NCC (6 copies); not in Landwehr, Coloured Plates. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of Captain Sarychev's account of the Russian geographic and scientific expedition through eastern Siberia and the North Pacific (1785-1793) under the command of Joseph Billings. It's one of the fundamental and early books on the Aleutian Islands and particularly on Unalaska. This Dutch edition was translated by Nicolaes Messchaert, from the German translation of Johann Heinrich Busse after the original Russian edition published in 1802. The Billings-Sarychev Expedition was Russia's reaction on the economic and political threat of Captain Cook's third voyage (1776-1780). Catherine II the Great almost immediately commissioned the expedition to the North Pacific under the command of Joseph Billings, an Englishman who accompanied Cook on his voyage. The binding of the first volume with slightly worn corners, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Freymäurer-Bibliothek.

      Berlin, Stahlbaum 1782 - 1785. - Erstes bis Drittes Stück, in 3 Bdn. gebunden. Mit 3 gest. Titelvign. XI, 204 S.; 7 Bll., 234 S.; 8 Bll., 255 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. Wolfstieg 858. - Das erste Stück in der zweiten Auflage; - Diese ersten drei Teile laut Wolfstieg hrg. von Joh. Alex. Hemmann und Joh. Wilh. Bernhard v. Hymmen. In anderen Verlagen und mit anderen Herausgebern erschienen bis 1803 noch 5 weitere Stücke. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. -Das erste Stück unbeschnitten, die beiden anderen unaufgeschnitten. Die Einbände etwas angestaubt, Rücken von Band 2 lose. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes.

      N.pl., De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, 1785. 69 (of 70) vols. (Vol. 69 missing). Large 8vo (27,5x18 cm). Contemporary marbled boards; spines with paper title-lable (of 19 volumes spines restored with contemporary marbled paper; many spines discoloured; 4 tops of spines damaged; 14 hinges more or less damaged, but still holding strong). Printed on handmade paper, uncut. Copies with wide margins . The set is carefully collated, so we mention every (minor) defect: the verges of the uncut margins soiled; a small number of leaves: browned or soiled; some with light, mostly marginal, waterstain; margins of plates a bit soiled, the frontisp.-portraits with brown spots. 1 general title and 1 sub-title missing; tear repaired in 3 leaves.. On the whole a clean set. Most volumes count between 400 and 500 pages, 26 volumes more than 500 pages and 9 volumes between 300 and 400 pages. with numerous engraved plates: engraved frontispiece-portrait of Voltaire engraved by Tardieu after De Largillière, 6 other engraved portraits, 107 (of 108) engraved plates, 1 engraved plan of the battle Turcs-Tartares and 1 allegorical double-page engraving in the last volume ( the only volume, on title dated 1789). - the first posthumously printed edition, with many unpublished pieces printed at Kehl in the printing office of de Beaumarchais, who erected this office especially for the edition of Voltaire's works Vols 1-9: Théâtre. With frontisp. portrait and 44 engraved plates. Vol. 10: La Henriade. With 11 engraved plates. Vol. 11: La Pucelle. With 21 engraved plates (a few with shorter margins: from an other copy). Vol. 12: Poemes et discours en vers. Vol. 13: Epitres. Vol. 14: Contes en vers. With 4 engraved plates. Vol. 15: Lettres en vers et en prose. Vol. 16-19: Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations, et sur les principaux faits de l'histoire depuis Charlemagne jusqu'à Lous XIII. With frontisp.-portrait of Voltaire engraved by Langlois after De la Tour. Vols. 20-21: Siècle de Louis XIV. With frontisp.-portrait of Louis le Grand. Vol. 22: Précis du siècle de Louis XV. With frontisp.-portrait by Fosseyeux after Vanloo. Vol. 23: Histoire de Charles XII. Vol. 24: Histoire de l'empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand; divisée en deux parties. with engraved plan (battle Turcs - Tartares). Vol. 25: Annales de l'empire depuis Charlemagne. Vol. 26: Histoire du parlement de Paris. Vols.27-28: Melanges historiques. Vols. 29-30: Politique et législation. Vol. 31: Philosophie de Newton. With 14 explanatory engravings. Vols. 32-35: Philosophie générale: Métaphysique, morale, et théologie. With engraved frontisp.-portrait: buste de Voltaire. Vol. 36: Dialogues et entretiens philosophiques. Vols. 37-43: Dictionnaire philosophique. Vols. 44-45: Romans. With 12 engraved plates (4 inserted from another copy; 1 engraving missing '... cri de douleur'). Vol. 46: Facéties. Vol. 47-49: Melanges littéraires. With engraved portrait. Vols. 50-51: Commentaires sur Corneille. Vols. 52-63. Recueil des lettres de M. de Voltaire, 1715-1778. Vols. 64-66: Lettres du Prince royal de Prusse et de M. de Voltaire. With engraved portrait of Frédéric II. Vol. 67: Lettres de l'impératrice de Russie et de M. de Voltaire. Vol. 68: Lettres de M. de Voltaire et de M. d'Alembert. first vol. (of 2) 1746-1768. Vol. 70: Vie de Voltaire par le marquis de Condorcet; suivie des Memoires de Voltaire, écrits par lui-même; des Tables des Oeuvres, &. With double-page allegorical engraving and 1 other engraving

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        The Florence Miscellany.

      Florence: Printed for G[aetano] Cam[biagi], 1785. First edition, gift copy. Leather. Fine/Presentation copy from Hester Lynch Piozzi to her friend and correspondent, the Cambridge professor of Arabic Leonard Chappelow, with his signature on the title page and note on the front fly-leaf, “Given to me by my Good Friend Mrs. Piozzi April 1787.” Opposite Mrs. Piozzi’s “Translation of an Italian Sonnet upon an English Watch,” is inserted an autograph transcript of the original Italian poem in Piozzi’s hand. The typographical error in the printed text annoyed her, as she wrote to Lysons from Rome in March, 1786, “They have printed it ‘touched by a magic hand.’ It should be ‘wand,’ for ‘hand’ comes in the line that rhymes to it.” Here, she crossed out “hand” and wrote “wand” in black ink. The collection was a collaboration between four English ex-pats (Piozzi, William Parsons, Robert Merry and Bertie Greatheed) and their Italian friends, among them Piozzi’s husband (who contributed a musical serenade), Ippolito Pindemonte, Lorenzo Pignotti, Angelo d’Elci, Marco Lastri and Giuseppe Parini. Their idea was to reinvigorate poetry by injecting Italian poetic traditions into English letters. In addition to original poems, the volume notably translates selections from Petrarch, Dante, Tasso and Poliziano into English, as well as contemporary political odes and panegyrics to Italian patriots. The collection was written off as unserious by contemporary critics (in part due to Piozzi’s preface, which presents it as light amusement), yet it was the first important English engagement with Italian poetry after Milton, and it led English Romantics into Italian territory. The authors shared copies from the paltry print run between themselves and sent out copies to their friends. . Octavo (21 cm); 224 pages, including three pages of engraved music. Manuscript leaf in Piozzi's hand bound in. Bound in contemporary English tree calf, gilt, covers with an outer border of Greek key pattern between gilt fillets and framing an interlaced gilt inner border with tooled corner ornaments of flowers, board edges, turn-ins, and text block edges gilt; marbled endleaves; expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, corners repaired. Some very minor foxing. Manuscript alterations (by Piozzi) on pages 62, 209, 215. Censored lines on pages 9, and 27 left blank, but small pasted slip corrects text on page 20. Nineteenth-century bookplate of Walter Hamilton; penciled note of Pickering & Chatto on lower endleaf dated 1937. Reference: Rothschild 1437; Maggs catalogue 1083, #398 (this copy)

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        Collection Universal des Memoires Particuliers Relatifs A L'Histoire de France.

      M. Cuchet 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789,, London and Paris - Vols. 1-65 of the 67 vol. set. 20.5 cm. cxxiv, 371, 467, [6], 451, [6], 477, [6], 556, [6], xvi, 476, [5], 467, xiii, 422, [6], v, 541, xvi, 494, [6], 560, [6], 525, xv, 476, viii, 436, [6], 477, xi, 438, xviii, 510, [6], 412, [6], 475, [6], 517, [6], 364 [p. 362 mistyped as 462], xxx, 454, [6], 460p, [6], 498, [6], 468, [6], 176, xxxvi, 237, [6], 510, [6], 435, [6], 438, 463, [6], 463, [6], 476, [6], 426, [6], 490, [6], 487, [6], 488, [6], 458, [6], 434, [6], 504, [6], 443, [6], 422, [6], 500, [6], 483, [6], 521, [4], 481, [6], 411, [6], 458, [8], 460, [6], 438, [6], 480, [6], 484, [6], 470, [6], 372, [6], 421, [6], 448, [6], 470, [7], 488, [8], 506, [8], 535, [8], 541, [8], 478, [6], 440, [6], 428, [6], 454, [6], 492, [6], 495. Leather bindings. Marbled endpapers and edging. Gold impressing on spine with some edging the boards. French language text. Ex-;library with small library tag pasted on the paste down endpaper in the front of each volume. Significant wear to the bindings of the entire set with tearing, bumped corners, and deterioration of the leather's quality in various states throughout the entire set. Endpapers and title pages in some volumes have tears and stains. Front endpaper torn out in vol. 36. Corner of p. 353 in vol. 58 torn out. Part of outside margin torn out of vol. 61 fr. 29-32. The body pages themselves are clean with only occasionaly spotting thoughtout. While the set shows its age, none of the volume are broken or missing content. The set remains highly readable. Please note that additional shipping costs will apply. Originally planed as a 72-volume set; however, it was never completed, in all likelihood, because its final years of publication coincided with the French Revolution. There are no complete sets currently available online. Containing the memoirs, as well as observations on the memoirs, of numberous figures related to the political history of France: La Maison de Joinville en Champagne; L'Historie de S. Louis; Extraits des manuscrits Arabes; Bertand du Guesclin; Christine de Pisan's Memoires ou livre des faits et bonnes Moeurs due sage Roi Charles V; Pierre de Fenin escuyer et panetier de Charles VI, Roy de France (1407-22); Jean le Maingre, dit Marechal de Coucicaut; La Pucelle D'Orleans; Bretagne, Comte de Richemont, et Connectable de France; Florent, sire d'Illiers, Capitaine au service de Charles VII; D'Olivier de la Marche; Jacques Duclearq; L'Abbe Lenglet du Fresnoy; Philippe de Comines (includes a geneological map pasted into the back of vol. 10; Jean de Troye; Guillame de Villeneuve; Louis de la Tremoille; Chevalier Bayard; Robert de la Marck; Louise de Savoye, Duhesse D'Angouleme; Martin et Guillaume du Bellay, Seigneurs de Langey; Messire Blaise de Montluc, Marechal de France; Messire Gaspard de Saulx; Messire Gaspard de Tavannes; Marechal de Vieilleville; Francois de Boivin, Baron due Villars; Francois de Rabutin; Bertrand de Salignac; Gaspard de Coligni; Monsieur de la Chastre; Jean de Mergey; Michel de Castelnau; D'Achile Gamon; Jean Philippi; Francois Seigneur de la Noue; M. Henry de la Tour D'Aubergne, Vicomte de Turenne; Guillaume de Saulx, Seigneur de Tavannes; Messire Philippe Hurault, Comte de Cheverny; Marguerite de Valois; Jacvques-Auguest de Thou; Jean Choisnin, Secretaire de Montluc; Victor Palma Cayet; Jacque Paper, seigneur de Saint-Auban; D''Etat du Sieur de Villeroi; Charles de Valois, Duc D'Angouleme; Pierre de Boudeille, Abbe et Seigneur de Brantome; Francois de Bourdeille; Dames Illustres Francoises et Etrangere: Anne de Bretagne; Cathine de Medicis; Marie Stuart; Elizabeth de France, Marguerite; Madame Yoland de France, Jeanne de France, Anne de France, Claude de France, Renee de France, Marguerite, Reine de Navarre, Mesdames Charlotte, Louise, and Magdeleine de France, Marguerite de France, etc.; Dames Galantes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1808. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map by C. van Baarsel after Sarychev, 10 engraved folding plates, 5 hand-coloured aquatint plates and a folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      - Arctic Bibliography 37226; Chavanne 3993; Howes S-115; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 313; NCC (6 copies); not in Landwehr, Coloured Plates. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of Captain Sarychev's account of the Russian geographic and scientific expedition through eastern Siberia and the North Pacific (1785-1793) under the command of Joseph Billings. It's one of the fundamental and early books on the Aleutian Islands and particularly on Unalaska. This Dutch edition was translated by Nicolaes Messchaert, from the German translation of Johann Heinrich Busse after the original Russian edition published in 1802. The Billings-Sarychev Expedition was Russia's reaction on the economic and political threat of Captain Cook's third voyage (1776-1780). Catherine II the Great almost immediately commissioned the expedition to the North Pacific under the command of Joseph Billings, an Englishman who accompanied Cook on his voyage. The binding of the first volume with slightly worn corners, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Description Generale De La Chine

      Paris: Chez Gay & Gide , 1785. Book measures 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. 794 pages, 4pp table. Bound in early quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, leather title label, full coloured edges. Binding rubbed on edges and corners, head and tail of spine worn with wear loss, dust/dirt marked, hinge joints cracked but boards holding firm. Internally, pages clean throughout. A good clean copy, in a worn but good binding. . Quarto.

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