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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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie les mains dans les poches]
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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

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Le Cabinet Des Fees, Ou Collection Choisie Des Contes Des Fees, et Autres Contes Merveilleux, Ornes De Figures

      Geneva: Barde, Manget, 1785. hardcover. very good(-). Marillier, Pierre-Clement. Nearly all the volumes are illustrated with 3 beautifully printed copper-engraved plates by Pierre-Clement Marillier (a total of 113 plates), and with some small decorative woodcut devices throughout. Complete in 41 volumes, including the supplements, and with half-title pages in all but 2 volumes. Bound in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards with burgundy leather label (well-worn but solid and generally attractive; ownership signatures, a handful of torn pages with no textual loss, scattered foxing; first volume with cracked spine). Geneve: Barde, Manget & Compagnie & Paris: Cuchet, 1785-1789. First 12mo edition, previously published in larger 8vo format. A good set of this very thorough and uncommon collection. A treasure trove of 17th and 18th century fairy tale literature including the classic Mother Goose tales of Perrault, the Arabian Nights tales, Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince de Beaumont, and a profusion of more obscure tales.

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        Le Cabinet des fées ; ou Collection choisie des contes de fées, et autres contes merveilleux (40 volumes)

      A Amsterdam,A Paris rue et hotel Serpente 1785 - Quarante volumes in-8 (12,5 x 20,3 cm et ), reliure pleine peau, dos lisse, édition complète du "Cabinet des fées" SAUF le tome 10, manquant. Les tomes 7, 8, 9 et 22 n'ont pas la même reliure que les autres volumes (dimensions 12 x 19 cm) mais sont de la même édition, ornée de 3 gravures par volume (sauf les tomes 7 et 33 : deux gravures, et le tome 37 sans gravure) ; mors fendus aux tomes 1 et 6, coiffes supérieures usées sur quelques volumes, par ailleurs bon état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur differentes especes d'Air qu'on designe sous le nom d'Air-Fixe

      à Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1785. Fine. Chez Gueffier, à Paris 1785, in-8 (12,5x20cm), xxviij, 499pp. (1), relié. - Second edition, after the original appeared in 1779. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, après l'originale parue en 1779, augmentée par Rouland, et illustrée de 8 planches dépliantes in fine, contre 5 pour l'édition originale. Reliure en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Deux coins émoussés. Frottements. Un manque en tête. Pâles rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Eveillé à la physique expérimentale en tant qu'élève de l'abbé Nollet, Sigaud de la Fond assista le chimiste Maquer dans ses expériences sur les gaz et notamment l'hydrogène, en vérifiant que sa combustion produisait de l'eau. Il relate dans cet ouvrage ses expériences sur les différents types d'air, et résume les travaux des physiciens étrangers. Rouland, professeur de physique expérimentale à l'Université de Paris a complété les descriptions d'expérience, et les appareils pour effectuer ces expériences. La plupart des chimistes et physiciens de l'époque sont cités dans l'ouvrage : Priestley, Fontana, Lavoisier... Ex libris J. Angeras. Non solum... 1902.

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        [In Greek:] ANAKREONTOS TÊIOU MELÊ [then:] ANACREONTIS TEII ODARIA [i e , THE ODES]

      Parmae: Ex Regio Typographeio, [1785]. ONE OF 50 COPIES ON FINE PAPER (of a total of 310 copies). This is a superb copy of the luxury paper Bodoni printing of the works of the sixth century B.C. lyric poet Anacreon. Imbued with delicacy and grace, these works come down to us only in fragments quoted by other authors or in the derived form of imitators, and they did not find their way into print until after the middle of the 16th century. Produced by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), the most celebrated European printer of his era, this remarkable piece of work is called "magnificent" by Brooks, and Dibdin says that a "more elegant and exquisitely finished production . . . cannot be conceived." The appearance of the page, printed only with capitals and offered here in a copy with vast margins, is simply as stately and powerful as one could ever hope for. Bodoni was not only a great printer, but also the most important type designer and punchcutter in Italy during his day. He was responsible for some of the most graceful and immaculate books to be printed during the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, and the present item is certainly to be counted among his most beautiful productions. The present copy has a distinguished provenance. Charles C. Kalbfleisch was a discriminating American collector whose library featured a great many beautiful bindings and who was known for choosing only the finest copies available. Parke-Bernet sold much of his collection in January of 1944 in a sale entitled "The Arts of the Book . . . The Splendid Library Formed by the Late Charles C. Kalbfleisch, New York." Hugh Morriston Davies (1879-1965) was a pioneering surgeon (known as "The Doyen of Thoracic Surgery") who collected fine bindings, especially those of the 18th century. Charles Whibley (1859-1930) authored important books and wrote popular periodical columns of literary interest, edited a number of works in the substantial and distinguished "Tudor Translations" series, was at the center of a British literary circle with links to the Symbolist poets of France, and made an enormous contribution to literature by recommending T. S. Eliot to Faber & Faber.. 308 x 216 mm. (12 1/8 x 8 1/2"). 2 p.l., xciv, 100 pp., [1] leaf. ONE OF 50 COPIES ON FINE PAPER (of a total of 310 copies). VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CRIMSON STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, spine beautifully gilt in compartments between green stylized pentaglyph and metope strips flanked by double raised bands, the plain-ruled compartments densely stippled with gold dots surrounding a small central medallion from which emanate a number of wavy vines bearing flowers and small leaves, anular dot cornerpieces, elaborately gilt turn-ins, blue watered silk endpapers, the pastedowns framed with elegant gilt garlands and bead-and-lozenge roll, free endleaves with cresting gilt frame, leather hinges (these expertly renewed at top and bottom), all edges gilt. In a modern brown cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Small author portrait tondo on title page, large and elaborate armorial vignette on dedication page engraved by Cagnoni. Text of poems in Greek, commentary in Latin, both printed entirely in majuscules. Front pastedown with morocco monogram bookplate of Charles C. Kalbfleisch, engraved bookplate of Hugh Morriston Davies, and book label of Charles Whibley (see below). Brooks 287; Dibdin I, 265; Schweiger 25; Brunet I, 252; Graesse I, 111. Spine probably a bit sunned (though difficult to tell, with so much gilt), four tiny wormholes to joints, extremities with a hint of rubbing, but the binding solid, lustrous, and attractive; A SPECTACULAR COPY INTERNALLY, entirely clean, fresh, and bright, and with enormous margins. This is a superb copy of the luxury paper Bodoni printing of the works of the sixth century B.C. lyric poet Anacreon. Imbued with delicacy and grace, these works come down to us only in fragments quoted by other authors or in the derived form of imitators, and they did not find their way into print until after the middle of the 16th century. Produced by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), the most celebrated European printer of his era, this remarkable piece of work is called "magnificent" by Brooks, and Dibdin says that a "more elegant and exquisitely finished production . . . cannot be conceived." The appearance of the page, printed only with capitals and offered here in a copy with vast margins, is simply as stately and powerful as one could ever hope for. Bodoni was not only a great printer, but also the most important type designer and punchcutter in Italy during his day. He was responsible for some of the most graceful and immaculate books to be printed during the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, and the present item is certainly to be counted among his most beautiful productions. The present copy has a distinguished provenance. Charles C. Kalbfleisch was a discriminating American collector whose library featured a great many beautiful bindings and who was known for choosing only the finest copies available. Parke-Bernet sold much of his collection in January of 1944 in a sale entitled "The Arts of the Book . . . The Splendid Library Formed by the Late Charles C. Kalbfleisch, New York." Hugh Morriston Davies (1879-1965) was a pioneering surgeon (known as "The Doyen of Thoracic Surgery") who collected fine bindings, especially those of the 18th century. Charles Whibley (1859-1930) authored important books and wrote popular periodical columns of literary interest, edited a number of works in the substantial and distinguished "Tudor Translations" series, was at the center of a British literary circle with links to the Symbolist poets of France, and made an enormous contribution to literature by recommending T. S. Eliot to Faber & Faber.

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        Monumens De La Vie Privee Des Douze Cesars, Gravees D'apres Une Suite De Pierres et Medailles

      Rome, 1785. Two engraved titles, (i); 24 engraved plates with accompanying engraved letterpress descriptions. All edges gilt. Light damp staining. Later full calf by E. Pouset. A second volume was published in 1787 with the title, " Monumens du Culte Secret des dames Romaines ... " These two separate works are sometimes offered together as a two volume work, but there is no indication in the prior volume that it is not complete. Clearly it covers a related but different subject.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good.. 8vo.

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        HISTORY OF THE WESTMINSTER ELECTION: Containing Every Material Occurrence, from Its Commencement on the 1st of April, to the Final Close of the Poll, on the 17th of May, to Which Is Prefixed a Summary Account of the Proceedings of the Late Parliament.

      J. Debrett, London 1785 - Title continues."So Far as They Appear Connected with the East India Business and the Dismission of the Portland Administration, With Other Select and Interesting Occurences at the Westminster Meetings, Previous to the Dissolution on the 25th Day of March, 1784. To which is Now Added a Complete History of the Scrutiny and the Proceedings of the House of Commons Thereon. The 2nd Edition, by Lovers of Truth and Justice. Audi Alteram Partem." Original tree calf newly rebacked to period style with leather spine labels. Original marbled pastedowns with the addition of new free endpapers. xii, 575 pages with woodcut frontispiece and text illustrations including 8 fold-outs. Missing pages 251-254 otherwise good. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire de M. Necker, au Roi, sur l'établissement des administrations provinciales

      S.l., 1785, in 8°, de VIII-247pp., ill. de deux grandes cartes aquarellées se dépl. (carte des gabelles & carte des traites), - relié à la suite : Mémoire de M. Necker, en réponse à celui de M. l'abbé Morellet, sur la Compagnie des Indes; imprimé en exécution de la délibération de MM. les actionnaires, prise dans l'assemblée générale du 8 août 1769. Paris, s.n., 1785, 2ff. 90pp.; le tout relié en 1 vol. demi-veau blond époque, dos lisse orné de chaînettes dorées. Bel exemplaire. -1) Seconde édition (la première publiée à petit nombre en 1781 pour nuire à Necker) de cette justification de l'établissement des Assemblées Provinciales, destinées à limiter le pouvoir extra-judiciaire des Parlements comme les commissions des intendants. Fondées sur la distinction des Trois Ordres, elles furent établies à titre expérimental en Berry, Haute-Guyenne, Dauphiné et Bourbonnais. "Necker dresse un réquisitoire contre l'administration versatile et incontrôlée des Commissaires départis dans les provinces, recrutés parmi les Maîtres des requêtes du Conseil d'État. Il dénonce les subdélégués et toute l'armée des commis placés sous la surveillance imparfaite des Intendants. Il distingue la police civile qui doit continuer à être réservée aux commissaires du roi, de la police économique qu'il vaut mieux confier aux représentants des populations." (Jean Egret, Necker, ministre de Louis XVI, pp. 128-129.) - 2) Seconde édition de cette réponse à Morellet à propos de la Compagnie des Indes. La première avait paru anonymement en 1769. Les deux éditions sont rares.

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        Catalogue of double stars. Read December 9, 1784.

      London, The Royal Society, 1785. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.0 cm). Engraved title page, vii, 212 pp. Original grey front wrapper.l After discovering moons around Saturn and Uranus, Herschel turned his attention from the planets to the stars, and drew up two catalogues of double stars that he demonstrated were orbiting pairs. This is Herschel's important second catalogue, listing 434 double stars discovered since the delivery of his first catalogue. Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume LXXV part 1. This is the section from the preliminaries up to page 212, with the Herschel paper on pp. 40-126, plus a foldout plate. This volume contains several other imporant articles, mainly astronomical, such as: Pigott, "observations of a new variable star"; Cavallo, "Astronomical observations of M. de Zach"; Goodricke, "Observations of a new variable star", but also other important scientific contributions such as: Erasmus Darwin, "An account of an artificial spring of water", Lightfoot, "An account of an English bird of the Genus Motacilla"; Anderson, "An account of Morne Garou, a Mountain in the Island of St. Vincent, with a description of the Volcano on its summit. Uncut. No spine cover, but binding present, though weak. Contents clean, unmarked. In all, a very good copy. Not in Houzeau & Lancaster.

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        Gedichte aus dem Kerker. (Mit Vorrede des Herausgebers, Johann Michael Armbruster?). M. gest. Titelvign.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füßli u. Comp., 1785. - 8°. VIII, 278 S. Pergament-Bd. 2. Hälfte 19. Jh. m. marm. Vors. u. Rückentitel *Erste Ausg. (Brümmer 478, Jördens 4/650, Wilpert/G. 45) - Einbd. leicht berieben, Papier etw. fleckig. S. IX/X (Inhaltsverzeichnis) fehlt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Fortgangs und Untergangs der Römischen Republik. Aus dem Englischen frey übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen begleitet von C. D. B. 3 Bände (in 4= komplett).

      Leipzig, Weidmann & Reich, 1784-1785. - 8°. 22 cm. XXVIII, 452, XVIII, 471, 528, XIV, 570 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, Vol. 2, 568.Mit 6 gefalteten Karten. Außenfalzen teils wenig gelöst, Einbände berieben, bestoßen, Papier teils wenig gedunkelt. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L`Etoile Flamboyante ou La Société des Francs-Maçons, Considéré sous tous les aspects

      A l`Orient, chez le Silence, ca. 1785.. 2 in 1 Band. Titel jeweils mit Holzschnittvignette, Freimaurersymbole darstellend. 2 Bll., 197 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., 201 S., 1 Bl. Geflammter Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 14 x 8 cm. Wolfstieg 1288 (mehrere Ausgaben mit unterschiedlicher Kollation). - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Etwas bestoßen. Hinteres Gelenk unten mit Wurmgang,

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        Allgemeine Naturgeschichte.

      Troppau, J.G. Tratzler, 1784-1785. - 7 Bände. 8°. Mit 7 kol. Frontisp. und 5 kol. Kupfertafeln. Pappbände der Zeit mit blauem Kleisterpapierbezug. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Nissen. - Mit Exlibris auf den hinteren Vorsätzen und Blindprägestempeln auf den Titelblättern. Es fehlen die Seiten 207-214 und 219-222 in Band sechs. - Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L`Etoile Flamboyante ou La Société des Francs-Maçons, Considéré sous tous les aspects.

      A l`Orient, chez le Silence, ca. 1785. - 2 in 1 Band. Titel jeweils mit Holzschnittvignette, Freimaurersymbole darstellend. 2 Bll., 197 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., 201 S., 1 Bl. Geflammter Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 14 x 8 cm. Wolfstieg 1288 (mehrere Ausgaben mit unterschiedlicher Kollation). - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Etwas bestoßen. Hinteres Gelenk unten mit Wurmgang, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Pedemontana sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum pedemontii.

      Torino, Briolus, 1785. In two text volumes and one atlas. Folio (text 40.0 x 26.0 cm; atlas 43.5 x 29.0 cm). Three half titles, and title pages in red and black, with allegorical vignettes. Tomus primus: xix, 344 pp.; Tomus secundus: 366, xxxiv, (1) pp.; Tomus tertius [Atlas]: xiv pp.; 92 engraved plates, nearly all by Francesco and Pietro Peiroleri. First text volume with a frontispiece showing King Vittorio Amadeo III of Sardinia, by Molinari. Each volume has its own title page. Text volumes in contemporary full calf with raised bands, gilt lettering and floral motifs on spine. All edges red. Atlas in contemporary paper boards with blind paper spine cover.l The "Flora Pedemontana" is the magnum opus of Carlo Allioni [1728 (1725 according to Pritzel; 1708 acc. to Armstrong, "Selected letters of Peter Collinson, F.R.S.") to 1804]. Allioni was one of the most important botanists of his time. He taught botany at the Berlin University and was director of the Turin botanical garden. In this work Allioni listed 2813 species of plants, of which 237 were previously unknown. 92 of these are depicted on the finely engraved plates in the atlas. Linnaeus regarded him as one of the "auctores reformatoris", and even named a herb genus after him (Allionia). The tomus tertius has a different title, namely "Florae Pedemontanae icones accedit explanatio nomenclaturae botanicae". Leather a bit scuffed in places, the original boards of the atlas worn at spine and edges somewhat bumped. Last plate a bit toned, one plate with some paper damage in the margin, a few plates with some discolouring, but never offensive and overall a very good and clean copy; the atlas with wide margins, untrimmed. Rare. BM(NH) Cat. I, p. 32; Nissen BBI, 18; Pritzel, 108; Stafleu & Cowan, 100.

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        Forcae, Elera ec. (Tav.22)

      Venezia 1785. - Acquaforte e bulino di mm 261 x 182. II/VI. Vergata veneziana tre lune, filigrana tre lune e scritta imperial.Bel foglio a pieni margini. Perfetta condizione. "Scovoli, scovolete, e forcaele, Radichio, scoe mi vendo, e puriziol, E st'elera per chi gha fontanele.". A destra in basso numero 22. Proveniente da "Le Arti che vanno per via nella Città di Venezia inventate ed incise da Gaetano Zompini. Aggiuntavi una memoria di detto autore" Venezia 1785. Magnifica incisione in acquaforte e bulino della serie delle "Arti che van per via" di Zompini, stampata in una rarissima prima edizione coeva nel 1753, ed in questo secondo stato nel 1785 dal residente britannico John Strange. Venne ripubblicato in Inghilterra altre quattro volte.Da una lettera di John Strange si viene a sapere che la tiratura della presente edizione era di cento o duecento copie.Dario Succi "Da Carlevarijs a Tiepolo, Incisori veneti e friulani del settecento" pag. 454. Dalla "Memoria" di Gianmaria Sasso, premessa a questa edizione: "Gaetano Zompini nacque in Narvesa, nel Territorio Trivigiano, il 29 settembre 1698; ed inclinando da fanciullo alla Pittura, fu mandato a Venezia nella Scuola del Cavalier Bambini in que' tempi riputatissimo. Apprese dal suddetto oltre li principi del buon dissegno, anche in gran parte il suo modo di dipingere, ed uscito poi di detta Scuola si diede anche ad imitare la maniera di Sebastiano Ricci, allora dal medesimo introdotta ed assai stimata.Inventò pure e disegnò per il sig. Zatta, stampatore in Venezia buona parte delle Figure per le Edizioni del Dante e del Petrarca da lui stampata. Questo degno Pittore visse però quasi sempre povero, avendo numerosa Famiglia. Conoscendo per altro il di lui merito il fu Sig. Antonio Maria Zanetti, lo tirò appresso di sé, impiegandolo in vari lavori, ed in particolare in vari disegni, e lavorò in gran parte sopra alcuni rami tratti da' disegni di Gio. Benedetto Castiglione, posseduti dal detto Signore, e che avea già incominciato ad incidere; e per far la raccolta più numerosa, inventò, disegnò, ed incise egli stesso alcuni di detti Rami sul gusto affatto dell'Autore, e toccati con spirito.Non avendo poi esso Sig. Zanetti di che ordinargli di più, s'immaginarono di dare alle stampe una Raccolta delle Arti di Venezia, che vanno per via. Si accinse dunque lo Zompini al lavoro, ed inventò, disegnò, ed incise Rami num.60 rappresentanti l'Arti suddette, e sotto la direzione dello stesso sig. Zanetti, ed a imitazione poi delle Arti di Bologna similmente inventate ed incise dal celebre Annibale Carracci. A quest'opera fatta all'acqua forte, della quale alcune copie furono anche miniate, aggiunse sotto ogni rame alcuni versi il Dottor Questini Prete di Santa Maria Mater Domini, amico tanto dello Zompini, che del Zanetti. Pochi anni dopo mancò di vita il sig. Zanetti, il quale però per ilmerito dello Zompini, gli lasciò una picciola mensuale provigione sua vita durante. Dopo questa disgrazia ne successe allo Zompini un'altra peggiore, incominciandosi ad indebolire la vista; cosicchè alla fine la perdette affatto, e strascinandosi in tal modo fra le miserie e la vecchiaia, mancò di vivere il 20 Maggio 1778 nell'avanzata età di 76 anni"Dal Succi (Da Carlevarijs ai Tiepolo): ".La prima edizione uscì in due tempi: nel 1753 fu pubblicata una parte comprendente quaranta stampe precedute da un frontespizio calcografico. Nello stesso anno, o più probabilmente, in quello successivo, vennero pubblicate le altre venti tavole.Le due parti vennero in seguito riunite in un unico volume in cui, dopo il frontespizio, compaiono i due indici. A dire del Sasso, alcune copie di questa prima edizione, oggi molto rara, sarebbero state miniate, cioè finemente colorate. Secondo Bozzolato (1978) la tiratura fu di 30-40 esemplari. La seconda edizione fu pubblicata postuma nel 1785 a cura di John Strange, residente britannico a Venezia dal 1773 al 1787, il quale aveva acquistato dagli eredi Zanetti i rami de Le Arti, tramite il prop [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Twice signed Nathaniel Peaslee Sargeant document regarding a prisoner

      Boston: , May 31, 1785. Boston, May 31, 1785. quarto. "Autograph Document Signed twice by Nathaniel Peaslee Sargeant, Member of Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1775, and active in the cause of Liberty. Judge of Superior Court, 1776 and Chief Justice, 1789. This document 1p. quarto, May 31, 1785, Boston, reads in small part: ""...We command you that the Body of David Speers in our Prison, under your custody, as tis said...shall be called or charged you...at his Lodgings in Battle Square in the Town of Boston..."" Accompanied by Manuscript Document Signed, 3p. quarto, and reads in very small part: ""....The Jury find sd. Brig. Union was British property - That she was taken by sd. Exchange, an American Cruiser & held in possession twenty days, afterwards was retaken by a British Vessel & held 16 hours only when she was taken by sd. French Frigate..."""

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        Catalogue of double stars. Read December 9, 1784.

      - London, The Royal Society, 1785. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.0 cm). Engraved title page, vii, 212 pp. Original grey front wrapper.l After discovering moons around Saturn and Uranus, Herschel turned his attention from the planets to the stars, and drew up two catalogues of double stars that he demonstrated were orbiting pairs. This is Herschel's important second catalogue, listing 434 double stars discovered since the delivery of his first catalogue. Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume LXXV part 1. This is the section from the preliminaries up to page 212, with the Herschel paper on pp. 40-126, plus a foldout plate. This volume contains several other imporant articles, mainly astronomical, such as: Pigott, "observations of a new variable star"; Cavallo, "Astronomical observations of M. de Zach"; Goodricke, "Observations of a new variable star", but also other important scientific contributions such as: Erasmus Darwin, "An account of an artificial spring of water", Lightfoot, "An account of an English bird of the Genus Motacilla"; Anderson, "An account of Morne Garou, a Mountain in the Island of St. Vincent, with a description of the Volcano on its summit. Uncut. No spine cover, but binding present, though weak. Contents clean, unmarked. In all, a very good copy. Not in Houzeau & Lancaster.

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        L'Asie divisee En ses Regions et Etats

      Parigi 1785 - Interessante la mappa murale dell'Asia, con un decorativo cartiglio titolo in alto a destra, che mostra Adamo ed Eva. La mappa è di interesse per la denominazione del mare orientale, il mare tra Corea e Giappone, qui chiamato "Mer de Corée". La mappa è una versione modificata della carta di Guillaume de L'Isle (1723) pubblicata a Parigi da Maurille Antoine Moithey e Crépy. Moithey (1732-1810) è stato un ingegnere e cartografo per il Re di Francia ed ha collaborato con Crépy dal 1769 fino al 1777. Incisione in rame, stampata su due foglii, finemente colorata a mano, in buone condizioni. Rara. Interesting wall map of Asia, with a decorative title cartouche upper right corner, showing Adam and Eve. The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée". The map is an amended version of Guillaume de L'Isle's 1723 map of Asia by Maurille Antoine Moithey and published by Crépy. Moithey (1732-1810) was an Ingenieur for the King of France and collaborated with Crépy from 1769 until 1777. Printed on two joined sheets, good condition. In full body colours. Dimensioni 965 710mm

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        Nouvelle description générale et particulière des glacières, vallées de glace et glaciers qui forment la grande chaîne des Alpes de Suisse, d'Italie & de Savoye. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée d'un troisième volume. 3 Bde.

      Genève, Paul Barde, 1785 - gr. in-8vo, (190 x 115 mm) XVI + 246 S. / 272 S. [+3] / 8 Bl. + 308 S. Mit 2 wiederholten gef. Kupferstichkarten nach Bourrit gest. von Christian Gottlieb Geisler und 13 (5 gef.) Kupferstichansichten, nach Bourrit radiert von Rose Angélique Moitte. Marmorierte Lederbände d.Z., mit Rückenvergoldung und je 2 Rückenschildchen, Rotschnitt. Première édition, bel exemplaire, La carte dépl. ?La descente du Côté du midi des Alpes.?, se trouve en 2 exemplaires (dans le tome 1 & 3).Fine copy of Bourrit's three volume edition of the descriptions of his travels into the Alps and its glaciers.The artist and explorer - since 1768 cantor of the Geneva cathedral - rejoined here his 'Description des Alpes Pennines et Rhétiennes' of 1781with the 'Nouvelle description des glacières et glaciers de Savoye', which has nothing to do with his first publication of 1773, the 'Description des glacières, glaciers et amas de glaces du Duché de Savoye'. A complete copy with all engravings by the French engraver Rose Angélique Moitte after Bourrit's drawings, including the folding map (bound in twice), etched after Bourrit by Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 660; Wäber 175; Lonchamp 412; Studer 518; Réan, Monte Bianco, S. 31; Gattlen, L'estampe topographique du Valais 1548-1850 (1987), S. 32; De Beer, Early travellers in the Alps ((1967), 154ff.

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        JEAN BAPTISTE HUET (1745 - 1811). "Etude pour les Demoiselles." Ganzfigur im Profil nach links einer Dame im bodenlangen Louis-Seize-Kleid, in Händen Sonnenschirm und Hündchen.

      - Kupferstich mit Punktiermanier in Rot von Guber nach J.B. Huet, um 1785, 22 x 16 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 70/71. - Mit der Verlegeradresse von Bonnet. - Sehr dekorativ in Goldleiste gerahmt.

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        The Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

      London: printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly,, 1785. Containing Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the Tour, and never before published; A Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books: with an authentick account of The Distresses and Escape of the Grandson of King James II. in the Year 1746. The second edition, revised and corrected. Octavo (210 x 124 mm). Mid-19th century half calf by T. Armstrong of London (with his ticket), spine gilt tooled overall with a pattern of flattened quatrefoils and eight-pointed stars, brown morocco label, marbled sides, reddish-brown speckled edges, drab ochre brown endpapers. Housed in a custom-made dark red cloth chemise and quarter brown morocco slipcase. Engraved title vignette of the Boswell family arms (the "hooded hawk"). Subtle repair to head of lower joint, sides lightly rubbed, customary light scattered foxing. A very good copy, with half-title, cancel leaf F5, and terminal leaf of publisher's advertisement announcing Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson as "preparing for the press". Presentation copy, inscribed by Boswell - with his characteristic spelling of "Authour" - at the head of the half-title: "From the Authour"; and with the ownership inscription of "Rd. Sharp" at head of title page. A delightful association: Richard Sharp (1759-1835), politician and wit, was known as "Conversation Sharp" because of his "outstanding talent for social talk" (Pottle & Lustig, Boswell: The English Experiment, p. 19). After taking over the family hatter's business in the City, Sharp joined in partnership with a successful West India firm and "prospered to become one of London's most prominent merchants" (ODNB). However, it was during the Regency period that Sharp became "possibly the most popular person in London society… [known for his] gifted eloquence and kindly good nature" (ibid.) He was friend to an astonishing galaxy of figures at this time, from Sir Walter Scott, Babbage, Faraday, and Macaulay to Samuel Rogers, Sir James Mackintosh and David Ricardo. In his twenties Sharp was also a familiar of Boswell. They may well have met at the premises of Boswell's publisher Charles Dilly (located at Poultry, a short walk from Sharp's hat business on Fish Hill Street). Dilly and Sharp were both members of the Society for Constitutional Information, one of the most famous and influential radical societies of the later eighteenth century, and Dilly's shop acted as "an important nexus for social, political, and literary figures", where the bookman hosted "legendary dinner parties" at which "Samuel Johnson was a frequent guest" (ibid.). Sharp was an admirer of Johnson (a portrait of the Great Cham hung in his house on Park Lane) but was critical of his style of English and "advocated – in reaction to 'Johnsonism' – the common use of a purer, less pedantic form of English language which might owe less to Latin and other languages" (ibid.). While working on his Life of Johnson, Boswell noted "Met Sharpe [sic] who cheered me as to my Life. Was wonderfully relieved" (The correspondence and other papers of James Boswell relating to the making of the Life of Johnson). This copy carries some pencilled markings, possibly by Sharp, mostly pointing up Johnson's conversation but at p. 341, against Boswell's mention of the inhabitants of Skye leaving for America during the Clearances of the 1760s and 70s, he makes a distinctively different mark and comments "Death Futurity". Also present is a short autograph letter signed by Sharp ("R. Sharp") to William Tooke (possibly the lawyer and promoter of arts, 1777-1863) concerning preferment for the nephew of a friend ("Athenaeum [Club] 3 o'clock", on paper watermarked 1826). The first edition of Boswell's famous account of his 1773 Scottish tour with Doctor Johnson, was published after Johnson's death. "The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, seen through the press by Malone (to whom it was dedicated), was published on 1 October 1785, and was the second of Boswell's major publications to be an instant success. The whole impression, of 1500 copies, was sold out by the 17th of that month. Long extracts were published serially in newspapers and magazines, and more space was given in reviews and letters to editors than to any other book… Some reviewers were inevitably baffled by its novelty and personal candour, and hostile to its attention to minute quotidian detail, but its success increased Boswell's confidence in his closely personal and anecdotal approach to biography. In letters he and Malone began revising for a second edition, of which Malone supervised the printing while Boswell was in Scotland, and this edition was published on 22 December" (ODNB). Presentation copies are very scarce, particularly so in such attractive condition and with such an appealing association; this copy linking Boswell, the most famous recorder of conversation in English literature, and Richard Sharp, one of the great English conversationalists.

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        Elogy of Captain James Cook.

      Florence: for Gaetano Cambiagi,, 1785. Comprised and publickly recited before the Royal Academy of Florence. Translated into English by a Member of the Royal Academy of Florence. Quarto (282 x 217 mm). Original "carta rustica", deckle edges. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco slipcase and matching chemise. 2 title pages, Italian and English, each with an engraved vignette of the Royal Society Cook Medal, Italian and English text in parallel, framed throughout. Foxing to covers, endleaves, and title pages, and a few faint sprays to the margins of the text, pale tide-mark to gutter of title pages and quire C, these flaws minor: a superb copy, entirely unsophisticated. First and only edition of "the first of the complete eulogies to Cook" (Smith, Imagining the Pacific: In the Wake of the Cook Voyage, p. 228), a handful of copies traced in auction records, this copy entirely unrestored in the original "carta rustica" binding: withal a superb copy of a book noted as a fine example of 18th-century Italian printing, with attractive Roman types for the original Italian text, and Italic for the English translation (Parks). Gianetti was a dilettante poet and professor of anatomy at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence. His rhapsodic account includes what were fast becoming common features of tributes to Cook, such as his humble beginnings, and his introduction of the fruits of European civilisation — new plants, breeds of cattle, technology and commercial skills — to the peoples of the Pacific (Williams, The Death of Captain Cook: A Hero Made and Unmade, p. 71); Kippis, Cook's biographer, noted that "greater honour is paid to [Cook's] name abroad than at home. A remarkable proof of it occurs, in the eulogy of our navigator, by Michael Angelo Gianetti, which was read at the Royal Florentine Academy, on the ninth of June, 1785, and published at Florence, in the same year" (p. 505). The dedication is to Sir Horace Mann, British ambassador in Florence. The translation, signed "R. M.", is by English poet Robert Merry, who arrived in Florence in 1784 and entered the city's circle of expatriate English writers and dissident Italians, returning to England in 1787 following an affair with the mistress of the grand duke; it is Merry's extravagant style, which Gifford later characterised as "Truth sacrificed to letters, sense to sound" (ODNB), which is responsible for some of the more high-flown elements in the English text, most famously the claim that Cook, who in fact never learnt to swim, could swim so well as to "cleave the waves of the Ocean with the facility of its inhabitants". A fascinating, highly appealing example of Cook's rapid European apotheosis, printed six years after his death, exceptionally well-preserved in its original state.

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        L'Isle des Sages ou le sceptre donné par les Graces; esquisse anecdotique, mise en lumière par le F.: Apo-Carlo-Diplo-Fel. Nogaret, Polémarque de la R.: L.: Ec.: du Pariotisme, à l'O.: de la Cour...

      aux Champs Elisées, chez les FF.: Castor & Pollux, 5785-(1785), in 12, de XXIV-214pp., texte avec un encadrement, - Suivi de : Gédéon ou l'amour de l'égalité, poème lyrique-hébraïque 20pp., demi-vélin époque, plat papier marbré bleu, mouillure claire aux derniers ff., bon exemplaire. Très rare fiction utopico-maçonnique de Félix Nogaret ancien Vénérable de la Loge du Patriotisme à Versailles et bibliothécaire de la Comtesse d'Artois. Il est nommé par Lucien Bonaparte, censeur dramatique, mais Fouché le destitue en 1807. On trouve à la fin de cette fiction utopique plusieurs textes curieux dont : Des caractères maçonniques, avantages en résultans, des colonnes et pilliers, du Roi de Prusse comme Maçon... Ce témoignage sur Frédéric II franc-maçon est du plus grand intérêt, car il est entre autre écrit que "Sa Majesté Prussienne vient d'établir de nouveaux règlements pour la société des Francs-Maçons...", bien entendu certains y voient une allusion claire aux Grandes Constitutions de 1786. ¶ Cat. maç. de la Bibl de Lyon n°117 (fiction maçonnique du F. Nogaret...) - Fesch 1012 - Hartig & Soboul Hist. utopie p. 68 (classé comme anonyme) - Pas dans le cat. Utopie d'Eluard-Valette - Pas dans Dorbon - Texte inconnu de Quérard Fr. litt.

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        Nouvelle description générale et particulière des glacières, vallées de glace et glaciers Qui forment la grande chaîne des Alpes de Suisse, d'Italie & de Savoye. Nouvelle édition, Corrigée & augmentée d?un troisième Volume. Ouvrage enrichi de Tableaux, dessinés sur les lieux par l?Auteur, & gravés par les meilleurs Artistes. Ens. 3 volumes.

      Genève, Chez Paul Barde, Imprimeur-Libraire, MDCCLXXXV, 1785, - in-8°, XVI + 246 p. / 272 p. + 2 ff. (Table - Avis) / 8 ff. (faux-titre - titre - dédicace - Table - Explication des planches) + 308 p., illustrés d?une carte gravée dépliante + 1 frontispice (dans le tome 3) et 12 planches gravées d?après les dessins de l?auteur par Angel Moitte e.a., très belles reliures en veau moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tomaison et entre-nerfs richement ornés or, tranches rouges, petite galerie de vers en haut de la charnière du Tome 1, sinon très bel exemplaire. Première édition de cet ensemble de 2 ouvrages capitaux sur les Alpes: ?Nouvelle Description des glacières et glaciers de Savoye?, de 1785, (un volume) et la ?Description des Alpes Pennines et Rhétiennes? 1783, (2 volumes). Cet ensemble a été réédité en 1787 également en 3 volumes par Barde, Manget & Cie: dans cette nouvelle édition, moins rare néanmoins, l?ordre des volumes est inversé. Dans cet ouvrage Bourrit relate les excursions qu?il a réalisées dans le Valais, où il fut l?un des premiers à explorer les glaciers, ainsi que les tentatives d?ascension au Mont-Blanc. Cet ensemble est rare et recherché. (Perret). Collected edition of Bourrits two ?bestsellers? on the Alps.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 18037; Wäber 175; Lonchamp 412; Réan, Monte Bianco p. 31; Perret 660. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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