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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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        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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        Disegno della Prima Macchina rappresentante compito il Tempio incominciato da Tarquinio Prisco per dedicarlo a Giove, Giunone e Minerva

      1785 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1785. Da un soggetto di Giuseppe Palazzi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini irregolari, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dan

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        Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an der Herrn Moses Mendelssohn

      Bok. Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an der Herrn Moses Mendelssohn. Breslau 1785, bey Gottl. Löwe. 8vo [11,5 x 17,3 cm]. (4) unnumbered leaves, (1)-215 pages, (1) errata. Bound in a slightly later halfcalf with red edges, marbled, orange covers and gold-tooled title on spine. Joints with tears and the skin on the spine is almost loose, but the binding remains firm. Spine with traces of repair, and corners slightly bumped. Title-page somewhat darkened, otherwise a very clean and well-preserved copy. The four unnumbered pages after the title-page contain the first edition of Goethe's poem 'Edel sey der Mensch' (published without approval of the author).

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        Golfo di Napoli & Golfo di Salerno

      Napoli 1785 - Carta nautica tratta del celebre "Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie" opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra la carta comprende le isole di Capri, Ischia e Procida e parte della Costiera Amalfitana. Rizzi Zannoni è considerato come il più importante cartografo italiano dai tempi di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Attivo in Francia , a Padova e soprattutto a Napoli (1781/1814), dove, nel periodo borbonico, poté fregiarsi anche del titolo di "geografo del Re". Con la venuta dei francesi, Rizzi Zannoni continuò ad attendere alla realizzazione delle carte del Regno. Nel 1807, fu posto a capo del Deposito topografico, istituito da Giuseppe Bonaparte; nel 1812, sotto il regno di Gioacchino Murat, riuscì a stampare l'ultimo dei 31 fogli dell'atlante geografico, la cui pubblicazione era iniziata nel 1788. Le opere realizzate a Napoli, in oltre trenta anni di attività, lo consacrarono come il maggiore cartografo italiano dell'età moderna ed uno dei più accreditati in Europa. Incisione in rame, lieve gora d'acqua, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sea chart from the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. Copper engraving, light waterstains, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 890 580mm

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        Kort Beskrivelse over den nye Vulcans Ildsprudning i Vester - Skaptefields - Syssel paa Island i Aaret 1783.

      Efter Kongelig allernaadigste Befaling forfattet, og ved det Kongelige Rentekammers Foranstaltning udgiven af Magnus Stephensen. Kjøbenhavn: N. Møller 1785. Med et håndkoloreret "Kort over den Egn af VESTRE SKAPTEFIELD SYSSEL i Island som en nye Vulcans Udbrud i Aar 1783 har rammet" samt en håndkoloreret tavle med lavastykker. XVI + 148 s. Rent og velholdt eksemplar på skrivepapir, med bred margin og rødt snit indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning. Initialer på titelblad.With 2 handcoloured folded plates. Clean and well-preserved copy on strong paper and with wide margin and red edges bound in nice contemporary halfleather richly gilt on spine. Initials on title-page. About vulcanoes in Iceland. Fiske pp. 553

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        Essai analytique sur l'air pur, et les différentes espèces d'air.

      Rue et Hotel Serpente,, Paris 1785 - First edition (a second appeared in 1788). 'The book is a survey of existing information concerning various kinds of airs and the experiments and discoveries of Lavoisier, Priestley, Scheele and others.The author presents his ideas concerning the nature of gases (pure air, oxygen is the basis of all), phlogiston, heat, combustion, acidity (oxygen not the necessary constituent), etc.' (Cole). '.all combustibles (including perhaps diamond) contain inflammable air, which he identified with phlogiston and thought it is contained in metals.He called oxygen 'pure air' and nitrogen (phlogisticated air) 'impure air'. Pure air consists of vesicles inflated by the principle of heat. Nitrous air (nitrous oxide) is a compound of nitric acid and inflammable air or phlogiston. Fixed air, which he called 'acid air', can be converted into phlogisticated air or into pure air.' (Partington). 8vo (215 × 140 mm), pp. [6], 474, [2], complete with half-title, leaf P2 a cancel. Woodcut title vignette and other ornaments. Uncut in contemporary marbled wrappers with early manuscript label. Early letterpress bookseller's label (Frères Perisse, Lyon). Slightly rubbed and dusty with minor repair to spine. An appealing copy. [Cole, Chemical Literature 742; Partington, III, pp. 494-95; WEllcome III, 438a.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Von Schlesien (2 Bände in 1).

      Freiburg, 1785. - Vor und seit dem Jar MDCCXXXX. Mit 1 gefalteten altkolorierten Kupferkarte, 1 gefalteten Stammtafel, XL, 336 Seiten; 543 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 20 x 13 cm, Einband berieben, innen etwas gebräunt und leicht stockfleckig. Sein Meisterwerk. Der 2. Teil mit der Darstellung der inneren Verhältnisse Schlesiens unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen ist noch heute aufgrund des benutzten amtlichen Materials wichtig" (NDB). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Einsamkeit.

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1784-1785. - 4 Teile in 4 Bänden. Kl.-8°. XLII, 392 S., (6) Bl.; XL, 520 S., (8) Bl.; XVIII, 518 S., (4) Bl.; XXXII, 500 S., (9) Bl. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goedeke IV/I, 482, 7c. - Borst 494. - Rümann 1300. - Exemplar der kleineren Ausgabe, erschien gleichzeitig mit der grösseren Ausgabe (Erstausgabe), endgültigen Fassung von Zimmermanns Hauptwerk. Stark von Rousseau beeinflusst. War einer der erfolgreichsten populär-philosophischen Texte im deutschen Sprachraum des ausgehenden 18 Jahrhunderts. Der Erfolg verhalf Zimmermann zur Berufung als Leibarzt an den Hof von Katharina der Grossen und später zum Leibarzt Friedrich II. - Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Qur’an, an illuminated manuscript on paper (Syria).

      1785 - An Ottoman Qur'an, illuminated manuscript on paper, inscribed in Syria by Suleiman Kayyali, dated 1200 AH (1785/86 AD)] 303 leaves, single column, 15 lines of black naskh, some diacritics in red, surah headings in white thuluth against gold panels, opening bifolium with intricately illuminated headpieces above, along border and in panels below the text, surah headings in white thu luth against gold panels, over 30 illuminated palmettes and ornaments to the margins throughout (numbering all the Juz' individually), gold roundels marking the verses, catch-words, leaves ruled in gold and black, a few later ink inscriptions to the margins, some faint spots and stains but overall in excellent condition, 170 by 105 mm. (written space 110 by 63 mm.); later provincial carved leather boards, decorations filled-in with gold, resewn and spine and extremities repaired. This is a beautiful Ottoman Qur'an with an impressive array of individually designed marginal ornamentation, most employing unusual pink and purple colour schemes. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht längs der Seine ('Vue Intérieure De Paris Représentant le Port Au Blé depuis l'extrémité de l'ancien Marché aux Veaux jusqu'au Pont Notre Dame').

      - Kupferstich v. Pierre-Gabriel Berthault n. Jean Duplessis-Bertaux, dat. 1785, 39,5 x 63 Lebhaftes Treiben an der Seine; links die Kirchtürme von Notre Dame. - Dekorativ!

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        B "Vue du Marché neuf, et de l'Eglise Ste. Marie, dans le quartier de Berlin. - Dediée á Son Excellence, Monsieur de Möllendorf, Lieutenant - Général de S. M. le R. de Prusse, Gouverneur de la Ville de Berlin Chef d'un Regiment d'Infanterie, Prerât de Grand-Chapitre de Havelberg & de celui de Camin, Chevalier de l'Ordre de l'Aigle noir &c. sc.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 39 x 64 Ernst, J.G. Rosenberg, Nr. 14; Kiewitz 1058; Rave, Nr. 4. - 2. Zustand mit Dedication. - Der Neue Markt lag zwischen der Marienkirche und der Spandauer Straße, begrenzt durch die Papen- ( später Kaiser Wilh. Straße ) und Bischofsstraße. Auf ihm wurden Fleisch- und Wurstwaren, sowie Gartengewächse verkauft. - Der Betrachter schaut von Süden ( heute würde man sagen, vom Roten Rathaus her ) zum Neuen Markt, rechts - im Hintergrund - die Marienkirche. Auf dem Marktplatz zahlreiche Verkaufsbuden.

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        B "Vue du Marché dit Molckenmarckt, et de l'Eglise St. Pierre, dans l'eloignement. - Dediée à Monsieur de Bischofswerder, Major de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1785, 41 x 63,5 Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 13; Kiewitz, Nr. 1059; Rave, Nr. 7. - 2. Zustand mit Dedikation. - Der Betrachter steht auf der Höhe der heutigen Eiergasse und blickt zur Petrikirche ( im Hintergrund zu sehen ). Rechts die Häuser vor der Nikolaikirche, an deren Ende man das Palais Ephraim sehen kann. Links sieht man das Haus der Tabaksadministration. Mittig der durch Verkaufsbuden belebte, älteste Marktplatz von Berlin.

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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 2 VOLS

      London: Et Al. Good with no dust jacket. 1785. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Portrait; This is the first quarto edition. Full bound in contemporary sheep leather with red and black morocco spine labels present. Boards detached. Blank end papers loose with shallow fraying. Text blocks are complete with title pages. Light offset from portrait of Johnson which is present and vg. Clean and solid. Unpaginated. Lowdnes 1217. 9" x 11" x 6.25", 16 pounds. Provenance- Mary Webb, Kingston dated 1796. ; 16 .

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        Calabria Ultra & Golfo di Gioia & Mare Jonio

      Napoli 1785 - Carta nautica tratta del celebre "Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie" opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra la carta comprende le coste tirreniche e ioniche con lo Stretto di Messina. Rizzi Zannoni è considerato come il più importante cartografo italiano dai tempi di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Attivo in Francia , a Padova e soprattutto a Napoli (1781/1814), dove, nel periodo borbonico, poté fregiarsi anche del titolo di "geografo del Re". Con la venuta dei francesi, Rizzi Zannoni continuò ad attendere alla realizzazione delle carte del Regno. Nel 1807, fu posto a capo del Deposito topografico, istituito da Giuseppe Bonaparte; nel 1812, sotto il regno di Gioacchino Murat, riuscì a stampare l'ultimo dei 31 fogli dell'atlante geografico, la cui pubblicazione era iniziata nel 1788. Le opere realizzate a Napoli, in oltre trenta anni di attività, lo consacrarono come il maggiore cartografo italiano dell'età moderna ed uno dei più accreditati in Europa. Incisione in rame, lieve gora d'acqua, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sea chart from the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. Copper engraving, light waterstains, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 590 920mm

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        The Theory and Practice of Aerostation. [Bound together with] Description, and Use, of the Telescopical Mother-of-Pearl Micrometer

      London printed for the author and sold by C. Dilly, P. Elmsly, and J. Stockdale, 1785. And London: printed for the author and sold by C. Dilly, 1793 - Octavo (208 x 130 mm). Contemporary tree calf handsomely rebacked to style, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label. 8 page index and author's ad. The Micrometer being 41 pages with two leaves of preliminaries. 2 engraved folding plates, extra-illustrated with 3 plates from an unknown edition of Faujas de Saint-Fond's book on the Montgolfier brothers, Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique. Armorial bookplate. Professionally rebacked and with the corners and edges of the boards restored, occasional light spotting to the edges of the textblock and the contents, a little toning and offsetting of the plates, mostly affecting the plates introduced from the Saint-Fond, but generally clean and fresh. A very good copy. First edition of the first English-language scientific treatise on ballooning. This copy includes Cavallo's uncommon 1793 treatise on the mother-of-pearl micrometer he invented, and is extra-illustrated with three plates from an unknown edition of Saint-Fond's book on the Montgolfier brothers, Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique (first published 1783-84). In his early twenties Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809) moved from Italy to London, where "he moved easily in cultivated circles and developed an interest in electrical experiments, in particular on atmospheric electricity. His experimental skill and inventiveness brought him quickly to the notice of some of the leading natural philosophers of the day. He designed an ingenious electrometer for detecting and measuring the smallest quantity of electricity in the atmosphere, and in 1777 he published A Complete Treatise on Electricity in Theory and Practice with Original Experiments. The work was a compendium of contemporary understanding of electricity, and in it Cavallo emphasized the importance of experiments for the advancement of natural knowledge and identified possible directions for further investigation, both practical and theoretical. The Treatise was well received, and it earned him a high reputation within the Royal Society of London, of which he was elected a fellow on 9 December 1779" (ODNB). Cavallo was a talented experimentalist and inventor; he undertook serious investigations into topics such as the medical uses of electricity and the physical properties of air and other gases. He invented and improved on a large number of instruments, and also acted as an international agent for London instrument makers. Serving as the Bakerian Lecturer of the Royal Society ibetween 1782 and 1792, he was a skilled science communicator whose books and lectures were well-received by the public as well as his peers. The History and Practice of Aerostation contains a detailed history of ballooning and aerostatic experiments, including early unmanned flights, the work of the Montgolfier brothers, Pilatre de Rozier, and a large number of other amateur and professional experimenters. The second half of the volume covers the theory of ballooning with sections on the nature of air, the construction of balloons, the mechanisms for sending them aloft and bringing them back to Earth, scientific experiments and observations that can be made during a voyage, and a short essay on the uses to which the new invention may be put in the future. "It can hardly be expected that, in the present state of the subject, all, or even a few, of the uses, to which the aerostatic machines may be applied, should be precisely known, since the decisive proof of experience has not yet been sufficiently shewn" (p. 320). The second text bound into this volume describes one of Cavallo's inventions, a "simple and valuable" micrometer, for making small measurements while using a microscope or telescope. "The Mother-of-pearl micrometer is a very simple, and at the same time, a very accurate instrument of the kind. It consists of a small semitransparent scale or slip of Mother-of-pearl, about the 20th part of an inch broad, and of the thickness of common writing paper, divid [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        System der practischen Arzeneymittellehre. 3 Bände.

      gr.-8, XV, 542 S. XX, 938 S. XVI, 1050 S. Interimsbrosch., verstaubt, ungleicher Schnitt staubdunkel, zahlr. Randrisse, tlw. etw. stockfl. Bd. 1: Allgem. Arzeneymittellehre Bd. 2 u. 3: Besondere Arzeneymittellehre. Wurzbach VIII,387 Hirsch-H. II,192 ÖBL II,292. H. (1785-1839), war Professor der Pathologie und Pharmazie in Wien.

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        Esclavage à Saint-Domingue.

      31 mai 1785. - Manuscrit Important document relatif à une vente d'esclaves à Saint-Domingue le 14 juin 1783. Le document donne le détail de la vente : on y décrit "quatorze têtes de nègres, négresses, négrillons ou négrilles". - Marie-Jeanne , créole d'environ 36 ans, estimée 2500 livres. - Jean, son fils, à la mamelle. 150 livres etc.Parfait état. 4 pages in-folio.

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        Theorie der Gartenkunst.

      Leipzig, M.G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1779 - 1785. - 5 Bände in 2 gebunden. (Komplett) 25 x 22 cm. Ggpr. Original Halbleder (Hardcover) m. 2 ggpr. Rücken. Gut. Einbände beschabt und gering bestoßen, Seiten teils braunfleckig. Kleber u. Name von alter Hand auf Titel. Ein Blatt mit einem Einriss von ca. 5 cm. Insgesamt eine schöne Ausgabe dieses bedeutenden Werkes. Band 1 (1779): XIV S., 1 Bl., 230 S. 1 Bl. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und 46 Kupfern. Band 2 (1780): IV, 200 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und 25 Kupfern. Band 3 (1780): IV, 251 (5) S. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und 57 Kupfern. Band 4 (1782): IV, 252 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und 36 Kupfern. Band 5 (1785): VIII, 368 S. 5 Bl. Verzeichnis der Kupfer aller 5 Bände. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und 48 Kupfern. Dochnahl 71 Enslin/Engelmann 132. Schönes Exemplar des "berühmtesten deutschen Gartenbuches der Zeit . Seine radierten Illustrationen wurden zunächst von Joh. Heinr. Brand (1740-1783), vom dritten Teil an auch von C. Fr. Schuricht (geb. 1753) und C. L. Crusius, dem Illustrator von Hirschfelds bereits 1768 geschriebenen Landleben, entworfen und geätzt." (Hauswedell/V.). Die sehr sorgfältig gestochenen attraktiven Illustrationen zeigen zum Einen eher nüchterne Pläne, zum Anderen dekorative Ansichten mit landschaftlichem Hintergrund. Das fünfbändige Werk ist der erste Versuch in deutscher Sprache, dem gartenbaulichen Umbruch der Zeit eine unter dem Begriff "Gartenkunst" zusammenfassende künstlerische Dimension zuzugestehen. Weniger eine eigene "Gartentheorie", befasst sich das Werk mit den Eigenschaften des Gartens unter Betonung der künstlerischen aber auch oft künstlichen Komponenten. So beschäftigt sich der 3. Band ausschließlich mit architektonischem Beiwerk und auch ansonsten findet weniger die Gestaltung, als die Ausschmückung Erwähnung. Hirschfeld bedauert, dass er nur in der warmen Jahreszeit in der Lage sei, Gärten zu besuchen und so hat er auch nur einige der besprochenen Gärten selbst gesehen. Dennoch hat dieses Werk grundlegende Bedeutung für die deutsche Gartenkultur zu Beginn des 19.Jhdts und deren weitere Entwicklung. So war er der Erste, der die Idee öffentlicher Gärten (Volksgärten) propagierte, wo sich die unterschiedlichen Stände beim Genuss der Anlagen begegnen könnten. Goethe war von dem Werk angetan (Siehe Gothein, 1928, Bd. 2 SS. 301 und 304). Hirschfelds Ansätze wurden von Sckell und Lenné aufgegriffen. Die vorliegenden Bände enhalten die alten Bibliotheksangaben "G. [=Gottlob] Nathusius", "Bücher-Sammlung von Ph.[=Philipp] Nathusius" und (etwas neuer) "Dr. Lindemuth". Der später geadelte Philipp von Nathusius war der Begründer der Neinstedter Anstalten, und als konservativer Publizist gehörte er zu den einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Protestantismus seiner Zeit. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEL GENIO DI F. PAOLO SARPI IN OGNI FACOLTA' SCIENTIFICA E NELLE DOTTRINE ORTODOSSE TENDENTI ALLA DIFESA DELL'ORIGINARIO DIRITTO DE' SOVRANI NE' LORO RISPETTIVI DOMINI AD INTENTO CHE COLLE LEGGI DELL'ORDINE VI RIFIORISCA LA PUBBLICA PROSPERITA'

      1785. Venezia Leonardo Bassaglia al segno della Nuova Salamandra 1785 2 volumi in 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + ritratto del Grisellini inciso in antiporta in rame da Leonardis + 48 + 278 + 1 carta bianca + 1 carta bianca + 12 + 200 Legatura coeva in brossura rosa. Piccolo danno al dorso del secondo volume. 2 piccole incisioni sempre di Leonardis a mo' di testatine. Ottima e fresca copia stampata su carta forte. Raro.

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        Golfo di Gaeta)

      Napoli 1785 - Carta nautica tratta del celebre Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Incisione in rame, leggere ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra. Bibliografia: Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 900x600. Sea chart depicting the gulf of Gaeta, from the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. Copper engraving, light oxidations, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Bibliografia: Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 900x600. Dimensioni

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        British General James Robertson to Elias Boudinot regarding New Jersey property of James Drummond, 1st Baron of Perth, what is now the city of Perth Amboy

      London, England, April 30, 1785. 7.375" x 8.625". "4 pp ALS penned by General James Robertson to Elias Boudinot, Esq. from Wimpole Street in London, England on April 30, 1785. Rapidly inscribed in compact script on three full pages with small paragraph, post script, and docket on fourth page. Signed "James Robertson" at letter's end. The letter is docketted in Boudinot's hand verso. Expected wear including fold marks, minor toning, and light ink bleeding, each page measuring 7.375" x 8.625".General James Robertson (1717-1788), recently retired to England after an illustrious military and political career in America, writes a letter to New Jersey lawyer Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) regarding the financial matters of James Drummond, 1st Baron of Perth (1744-1800). Lord Drummond had inherited the earldom of Perth following the death of his older brother Thomas in 1781. (Thomas Lundin attempted to negotiate a peace between the 13 colonies and George III immediately preceding the American Revolution.) In 1785, Boudinot had just agreed to serve as one of Lord Drummond's attorneys in America, joining a Mr. Smith and a Capt. Rutherford already representing family interests in New Jersey. It is not entirely clear why General Robertson took such an interest in Lord Drummond's affairs, although it is likely that the two knew each other as both were Scottish officers in the British Army.In the letter, Robertson speculates about the total worth of the Perth estate as well as how Lord Drummond's finances would be affected by his recent marriage. General Robertson estimated that income from Lord Drummond's "North Country" [Scotland] estates amounted to about £10,000, but that £4,000 of outstanding debts had also been inherited by the new earl. Neither was Lord Drummond's financial situation ameliorated by his marriage to Clementina Elphinstone (1749-1822) almost exactly one month before this letter was written. General Robertson underscores the importance of marrying for money: "I'm told Capt. Drummond intends to discharge them [the debts] faithfully, [as] he has lately marryd [sic] a daughter of Lord Elphinstones [sic] a Lady of beauty and merit - but without the third requisite for making the married state happy - " To pay off some of the debt, Lord Drummond "deems to entertain a wish that the ... American estate may be discharged there as it will be some time before saving can be made to answer all the debts and demands here ... "". The "American estate" here described were tracts around modern Perth, Amboy New Jersey acquired by the family in the seventeenth century. The rest of the letter goes into more detail about various financial matters. General Robertson ends his letter by wishing that it "can contribute to your amusement and convenience, [as] this is the only advantage I can propose from living in a country at a distance from you. I am with much regard Dear Sir your obliged & obt servant James Robertson".Portions of the text with untouched spelling errors can be found below:"Dear Sir, Convinced of your regard for poor Lord Drummond, and pleasd with an Idea, that the civilitys I have received from you was markd with some regard for me I'm happy that you will undertake the troublesome task of joining Mr. Smith and Capt. Rutherford as attorney to Capt. Drummond in America... This gentleman is about to enter into possession of a princely estate - the North Country - will probably be worth ten thousand a year, when well managed, altho it has not produced a government above those ... I have given him the information I received from your letter, desiring that his sister Lady Rachel may send me a deed appointing the attorneys named by him to be ? here. I have repeated to him the resume I gave him of your services to Lord Drummond, and indeed to the whole family as I do not know whether Lord Drummond had satisfied your trouble till the time of his leaving ... "General James Robertson served as an officer in the British Army during the French & Indian War. From 1779 to 1783, Robertson served as 40th colonial governor of New York. Following the British surrender, Robertson returned to England where he died four years after writing this letter. Elias Boudinot managed a thriving law practice, served as Commissary-General of Prisoners during the Revolutionary War, was elected a New Jersey state representative, and later administrated the United States Mint. James Drummond, 1st Baron of Perth served in the British Army in India during the 1780s. In later life, he managed his Scottish estates and served as a British peer."

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        La vue de Regio ville de la Calabre

      Augsburg 1785 - Rara veduta prostettica di Reggio Calabria, raffigurante la città durante il terremoto del 5 febbraio 1783 che la rase al suolo. Realizzata nello stile delle cosiddette vieu optique, è tratta dall'opera Collection des Prospects, pubblicata ad Augsburg. Le vedute di questa serie erano destinate a essere viste per mezzo dello zogroscopio ovvero uno strumento ottico munito di una lente d'ingrandimento e di uno specchio riflettente posto a 45°. L'immagine risultava posizionata capovolta alla base e osservata attraverso la grande lente convessa nello specchio, dove si vedeva diritta, ingrandita e tridimensionale. Questo spiega perché il titolo in alto sia stampato a rovescio. Incisione su rame, coloritura coeva, legenda bilingue, tedesca e francese, lievissime ossidazioni nei margini bianchi, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Dimensioni 400 300mm

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        Isole Pontine)

      Napoli 1785 - Carta nautica che rappresenta il golfo di Terracina con le isole di Ventotene, Ponza, Palmarola e altri scogli; in alto a sinistra Gaeta. Primo foglio del celebre Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Nella "conchiglia" che funge da cartiglio, la scritta: Atlante Marittimo / del Regno di Napoli; / Disegnato per ordine del Re / da Gio: Antonio Rizzi Zannoni Geografo Regio / Dell'Accademia Elettorale di Baviera, / di quelle di Gottinga, di Padova & c. / e scandagliato da Salvatore Trama / Piloto di Vascello / MDCCLXXV. Incisione in rame, leggere ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra. Bibliografia: Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 900x600. Sea chart depicting the gulf of Terracina with the islands of Ventotene, Ponza, Palmarola and other rocks; on upper left, Gaeta. First sheet of the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. In the "shell" used as a cartouche, the writing: Atlante Marittimo / del Regno di Napoli; / Disegnato per ordine del Re / da Gio: Antonio Rizzi Zannoni Geografo Regio / Dell'Accademia Elettorale di Baviera, / di quelle di Gottinga, di Padova & c. / e scandagliato da Salvatore Trama / Piloto di Vascello / MDCCLXXV. Copper engraving, light oxidations, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Bibliografia: Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. Dimensioni 900x600. Dimensioni

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