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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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      Paris: Esnauts Et Rapilly,. Fine with no dust jacket. 1785. Case. Fine engraved map in 24 sections. 22 x 31 inches, linen-backed, original 1785 decorated paper case {G+}, with modest edgewear to corners. Paris, ; 0 .

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        Les Aventures de Télémaque, fils d'Ulysse. Gravées d'apres les desseins de Charles Monnet peintre du Roy par Jean Baptiste Tilliard.

      L'Imprimerie de Monsieur Didot 1785 - 2 vols., with and engraved title-page and 72 plates engraved by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard after Charles Monnet, and 24 engraved plates that contain the summary of the various books, occasional minor foxing, [viii], 309, [3, blank]; [4], 297, [3], large 4to (325 x 250 mm), full green morocco by Plumet (Quai Conty), gilt hound's tooth border enclosing a roll tooled border on the sides, with a fleuron in the corners, square flat spine gilt in compartments, twin red lettering pieces, gilt edges, small abrasion to upper cover of vol. i, trifling wear to corners, very good, bookplate of the Chateau de Couzan. A magificent copy. The plates are Charles Monnet's 'most ambitious undertaking' (Ray). It seems likely the first owner was Alexandre de Thil (born 1729) commander of 'Le Citoyen' under admiral de Grasse lat the Battle of Chesapeake in 1781. (Cohen, 384-386; Gordon Ray 37; Brunet II, 1215)

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        Nouvelles vues sur l'administration des finances, et sur l'allegément de l'inpôt.

      La Haye, 1785. 8vo., (2) + viii + 32 + (4) + 33 - 256 + (2)pp., including the half-title, the four statistical tables placed after p.32 and the final errata leaf, bound in early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and labelled. An excellent copy from the 19th century library of the Earls Harcourt> with their armorial bookplate. First edition: very scarce. Masui p.437. Kress B.885. Spengler (INED) 2278. Coquelin & Guillaumin I. p.862. Not in Einaudi, Mattioli or Sraffa. 'Suite aux Vues d'un citoyen sur la distribution des dettes de l'Etat.> La manière dout les impôts sout établis tend à détruire l'épargne. H. critique, à ce sujet différents auteurs, et expose un nouveau plan d'imposition'. [C & G. loc. cit.] [bound with], HOCQUART DE COUBRON, M.> Calculs sur la circulation, relativement aux impôts, à l'augmentation du prix des denrées, et à la diminution du taux de l'intérêt de l'argent.> Londres: T. Payne & Fils; Pl Elmsley; & T. Hookham. 1787. 8vo., vi + 66pp., with a large folding table. A fine, crisp, copy. First edition. B. 1241. Spengler (INED) 2274. Coquelin et Guillaumin I.p.862. Not in Einaudi, Mattioli or Sraffa. 'Toutes les branches de l'administration politique se vivifient par la circulation. Ebauche d'une théorie des salaires'. [C.&G. loc. cit.]

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        Méthode de traiter les morsures des animaux enragés, et de la vipère; suivie d'un précis sur la pustule maligne

      Dijon, A.M. Defay, 1785. 1785, 1785, in-12, XLVI-275 pages, veau blond de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, Première édition. Rare. Cet ouvrage fut écrit à la demande des élus des États de Bourgogne. Il fut ensuite envoyé aux prêtres des paroisses et aux responsables des communes afin de lutter efficacement contre les accidents dus aux morsures d'animaux atteints de la rage, principalement les chats, les renards, les loups et surtout les chiens (cf. p. 14). C'est l'un des rares et des meilleurs livres anciens sur ce sujet. Bon exemplaire. Coiffe supérieure arasée, coins légèrement usés. Hirsch II, 410. Waller I, 2751. Dezeimeris II, 219. Wellcome II, n° 523

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        L' Imperio del Giapon diviso in sette principali parti cioè Ochio Quanto Jetsegen Jetsen Jamaisoit, Xicoco e ximo

      Venezia 1785 - Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlante Novissimo" dello Zatta, edito tra il 1776 ed il 1785. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buone condizioni. Map from "Atlante Novissimo" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1785. Striking example of Zatta's map of Japan, from his monumental 4 volume Atlante Novissimo. Japan is divided into its 7 principal provinces, and shows towns, rivers, islands, lakes, mountains, etc. Includes decorative cartouche. Copperplate, original outline colour, in very good condition. L. Walter, "Japan a cartographic vision", p. 225, 119 Dimensioni 425 325mm

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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...the Sixth Edition.

      London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son...MDCCLXXXV (1785). 2 vols., 4to., 551 leaves; 545 leaves; engraved frontispiece in vol. I. Rebacked contemporary blind-tooled tree calf, five raised bands, backstrip with red and black morocco labels with titling stamped in gilt. Board edges somewhat rubbed, minor scattered foxing; very good. Sixth edition, second quarto edition. The work was printed by several different printers, both as impressions for weekly publication and for publication in volumes. Johnson's Dictionary was viewed as the prominent dictionary of its time, and the foremost on the English language until the Oxford English Dictionary was published almost 200 years later. Unlike most modern dictionaries Johnson included humor and prejudice into many definitions: "Oats. n.s. [aten, Saxon.] A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Fleeman 55.4D/8

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        Gegend zwischen den Donau-Brücken nächst Wien - Vue des Environs entre les Ponts du Danube près de Vienne". - Aus: Ansichten der Residenzstadt Wien.

      Wien, Artaria, (um 1785). - Bildausschnitt ca. 27,5 x 42,5 cm (Plattenrand ca. 34 x 46 cm). Schwarz 41.- Erster Etat (von zwei), auf Papier "J. Honig & Zonen", Merkmale: Adresse "Wien bey Artaria Compag.".- Zeigt Zwischenbrücken mit der Johanneskapelle in der Brigittenau. Bei der bis 1905 bestandenen Kapelle verrichteten die tschechischen Bewohner Zwischenbrückens ihre Abendandachten.- In schönem, zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Kleines, nicht auffallendes Nadelloch in der Darstellung, sonst wohlerhalten. A - NEUEINGÄNGE April 2017

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        A Dictionary Of The English Language [1785 Ct 2 Vols]

      London: Et. Al.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1785. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. 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. Title pages 1785, frontis. Published as the Act directs August 21st 1786. Frontis is after a painting by Joshua Reynolds. Fleeman only calls for a half title in Vol I. Thick 4to. Modern leather preserving the sewing from an early binding. Early leather spine laid down with new red leather label. Frontis and title page foxed and lightly toned, otherwise clean and Very good thorughout. Sixth Edition (the last to actually be edited by Johnson). Includes: Oats n. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. Lexicographer. N. A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words. Lexicographer definition appears on Vol II, leaf F2, which is misbound between F1 and F3. 2nd paragraph of Preface: Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries; whom mankind have considered, not as the pupil, but the slave of science, the pioneer of literature, doomed only to remove rubbish and clear obstructions from the paths through which Learning and Genius press forward to conquest and glory, without bestowing a smile on the humble drudge that facilitates their progress. Grolier 100. Rothschild 1237. Courtney & Smith 54. Noah Webster S statement that, "Johnson's writings, had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics. He codified the spellings of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly coloured by his High Church and Tory propensities) "He codified the spellings of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly coloured by his High Church and Tory propensities) ". 11 x 9.5 x 6.5", 15 pounds. Books are solid, VG+, and eminently useable. ; 15 .

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        L'Assemblée au Concert. Fine large etching and engraving of a music salon by François Dequevauviller (1745-1807) after Nicolas Lavreince (1737-1807)

      Paris: Dequevauviller, [ca. 1785]. 390 x 477 mm. + margins. A fine impression on laid paper incorporating various musical images including of a lady seated at a keyboard, a gentleman playing the flute, two gentlemen holding violins and engaged in animated conversation, a cello leaning against a chair, and a horn on the floor. Very slightly worn and foxed; trimmed just inside platemark but with ample margins; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso. Portalis et Béraldi: Les Graveurs du Dix-Huitième Siècle 2. Kinsky: A History of Music in Pictures 219-3 (from the collection of Samuel Scheikevitch, Lugt 2367). One of the best-known French 18th century salon prints.

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        FRANKREICH FRANCE LORRAINE DEUTSCHLAND Lothringen Zweibrücken Saarbrücken 1785 DEZAUCHE Titel: Le Balliage de Deux Ponts, partie de celuy de Lictemberg, les Seigneuries de Landstoul, de Hombourg, de Grevenstein, partie du Palatinat et de la Lorraine

      Paris Jean-Claude Dezauche 1785 Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 66x50,cm,Titel oben, Maßstab in graph. Form, M[Maßstab ca. 1:250.000]Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        FRANKREICH FRANCE LORRAINE DEUTSCHLAND Lothringen Zweibrücken Saarbrücken 1785 DEZAUCHE Titel: Le Balliage de Deux Ponts, partie de celuy de Lictemberg, les Seigneuries de Landstoul, de Hombourg, de Grevenstein, partie du Palatinat et de la Lorraine

      Jean-Claude Dezauche, Paris 1785 - Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 66x50,cm,Titel oben, Maßstab in graph. Form, M[Maßstab ca. 1:250.000] de 500 Landkarte

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        Revendigola (Tav.39)

      Venezia 1785. - Acquaforte e bulino di mm 261 x 182. II/VI. Vergata veneziana tre lune, filigrana tre lune e scritta "Revendigola son, che per le case Vago per tor su drapi da dar via; E per far zo chi compra ho una gran frase.". A destra in basso numero 39. 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 proprio incaricato Gianmaria Sasso.I fogli present [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Giuliano Passero cittadino napoletano o sia prima pubblicazione in istampa, che delle storie in forma di giornali, le quali sotto nome di questo Autore finora erano andate manoscritte

      Napoli, presso Vincenzo Orsino 1785 - PASSERO Giuliano. Giuliano Passero cittadino napoletano o sia prima pubblicazione in istampa, che delle storie in forma di giornali, le quali sotto nome di questo Autore finora erano andate manoscritte, ora si fa a sue proprie spese da Vincenzo Maria Altobelli libraro napoletano. Napoli, presso Vincenzo Orsino, 1785. In 8vo; cc.2n.nn., pp.159 compreso l'indice,340. Errori nella numerazione. Frontespizio incorniciato. Pergamena del secolo XIX, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso, cordoni. Qualche fior., ampi margini. Minieri Riccio, Memorie storiche degli scrittori nati nel Regno di Napoli, pag.260: "Giuliano Passero nacque a Napoli ed esercitò l'arte del telaiuolo. Di lui abbiamo Historie di Messer Giuliano Passero, in quella l'autore tratta delle cose patrie incominciando da' Svevi fino al 12 maggio del 1526, nel qual giorno furon fatte solenni esequie al corpo di Francesco Ferrante d'Avalos trasportato quivi da Milano. Una tale storia fu data alle stampe la prima volta in Napoli nel 1785"; Giustiniani, pag.55: "Giuliano Passero visse sotto Ferdinando il Cattolico e di Carlo V. Egli compilò una Cronica o Giornale, incominciando dal matrimonio di Costanza coll'Imperadore Errico nel 1187 e proseguendo andò a registrare alcuni fatti degli Svevi, Angioini e di Alfonso I fino all'anno 1442 in cui prese Napoli . prosiegue la cronica sempre secondo le serie degli anni a narrare le cose del Regno e finisce à 12 maggio 1526. Ora questo manoscritto fu posto a stampa dal pubblico negoziante di libri Altobelli . e il tutto uscì in Napoli nel 1785". Edizione originale. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schriften. (Band 2: Schriften von B.A.D.).

      Bern, bei Walthard u. Gaudard, 1782-1785. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8°. 128 S., 192 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Titelblättern und 26 (1 ganzseitigen) gestochenen Vignetten des Autors Neuer Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Deckelbezüge und Innenspiegel mit alten Kleister, bzw. Marmorpapierbezügen. (sign. Devauchelle). Nicolas 88 - Walthard/Weigelt 38. 1-3. - Lonchamp 865 - Rümann 208. - Goedecke XII, 99, 2. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eine der grossen Seltenheiten der deutschen Literatur und eines der hübschesten in der Schweiz gedruckten Illustrierten Bücher. Dunkers Sammlung von Gelegenheitsgedichten, Novellen und dramatischen Skizzen erscheinen auf den ersten Blick als modischer Firlefanz, irgendwo zwischen Gellert und Gessner. Erst bei der näheren Betrachtung der Vignetten, und beim Wiederlesen der Texte wird daraus die böse Karikatur über die Beliebigkeiten und Harmlosigkeiten, wie Lavaters Physiognomik u.a., seiner Zeit. Manches an Dunkers Mimikry erinnert mich an einen späteren auch in Bern lebenden Schriftsteller aus Biel. - 1785 erschien unter dem Titel "Intermezzo" ein weiterer Band mit kleinen Skizzen Dunkers. Ob dieses "Intermezzo" ein dritter Teil der Schriften war, streiten sich die Bibliographen und Antiquare. Hier ist er leider, wie praktisch immer, nicht vorhanden. Der sehr schön gearbeitete Einband aus der Werkstatt des Pariser Buchbinders Devauchelle mit viel Sach- jedoch, entschuldbar, nicht mit der nötigen Ortskenntnis, im Stil der Zeit nachgebunden. Mit kleinem vergoldetem Exlibris auf dem Innenspiegel. Fleckenloses, breitrandiges Exemplar auf starkem Papier.

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        Historiarum ab urbe condita. Libri qui supersunt XXXV, 3 Bände (in 6 Bänden).

      Paris, J. Barbou, 1785 - 1793. Hauptwerk des römischen Historikers Titus Livius Patavinus (ca. 59 v. Chr. Bis 17 n. Chr.) zur römischen Geschichte, das den Zeitraum von der Gründung Roms bis zum Tode des Drusus im Jahre 9 v. Chr. umfaßt. Neben seinem historischen Hauptwerk trat Livius, der von Kaiser Augustus gefördert wurde, durch wissenschaftlich-philosophische Schriften und historisch-philosophische Dialoge hervor. Die Ausgabe umfaßt 35 Bücher des Werkes, wobei die Nummern XI bis XIX ausgelassen wurden (an Liber X des Bandes 2 schließt sich Liber XXI in Band 3 an, die Ausgabe endet somit mit Liber XLV). Alle Bände mit ausgiebigem Register (Index rerum). Bd. 1 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Die Ganzlederbände sonst in sehr gutem Zustand, Leder noch frisch wirkend, allenfalls an einigen Stellen leicht berieben. Auch innen sehr gute Exemplare Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr schönes, würdiges Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten Ganzleder-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Description Generale De La Chine

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

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        La Folle Journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro, Comédie en cinq Actes, en Prose... Représentée pour la première fois par les Comédiens Français ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 27 Avril 1784. [Libretto]

      [Paris]: Au Palais-Royal: Ruault, 1785. Octavo. Full mottled tan paper boards, spine with title label gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (half-title), [i] (publication and editor's notes), lvi (preface), [i] (part-title), [i] (named cast list), [3]-236, 237 (approbation and printer's note), [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's decorative woodcut device to title. With the names of cast members, presumably for the play's premiere at the Théâtre Françis on April 27, 1784. Binding slightly worn; upper joint split. Light foxing and some staining; occasional minor wear. A very good copy overall. First Edition, early issue. Scarce. Cordier: Bibliographie des oeuvres de Beaumarchais, no. 128, stating that the earliest issues of this edition do not contain engraved plates. Without the printed note to the foot of p. 152 found in later issues. With a printed note to the final page of the play stating that the music was by Antoine Laurent Baudron (1742-1834), who also collaborated with Beaumarchais in providing music for his "Le Barbier de Séville," including the famous tune "Je suis Lindor," the theme of which has been used by Mozart for his 12 Variations K354/299a. Beaumarchais was harp teacher to the daughters of Louis XV. "[He] successfully included Baudron's storm music as a prelude to Act 4 of Le barbier, and, alongside continued use of vaudeville tunes in Le mariage de Figaro... stretched Comédie Française conventions by introducing a whole scene of dance, song and mime for the 'coronation' of Suzanne with the bride's head-dress... As if to vindicate Beaumarchais's musical instinct, Le barbier de Séville attracted settings by Benda, Paisiello, Isouard and Rossini, while the Mozart-Da Ponte collaboration in Le nozze di Figaro proved just how much of the original play was translatable into music." Rudolph Angermüller in Grove Music Online.

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        Memoirs of the Baron de Tott, on the Turks and the Tartars. Translated from the French, by an English Gentleman at Paris, under the immediate Inspection of the Baron. 3 volumes in 1 book

      Dublin: Printed for L. White, J. Cash and R. Marchbank, 1785. Used - Very Good. 1785. Cloth, 12mo. 3 volumes rebound in green cloth with gilt spine title. xxiii 250; 255; 356 [14 index] pp. Some wear to cloth. Previous owner's pencil drawing and notes to ffep. Internals of text are fine. (Subject: Middle East.)

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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. [ Complete in 2 Volumes ]

      London: Published by London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, C. Dilly, W. Lowndes, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, T. Cadell, Jo. Johnson, J. Robson, W. Richardson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, W. Goldsm, 1785. Complete in 2 volumes. Second quarto edition. Books measure 11 x 9 inches. Bound in full calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooing, marble endpapers. Both volumes rebacked, retaining the original boards. Calf very lightly rubbed. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, light staining to top margin of title and potrait. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in attractive bindings. . Full-Leather. Very Good Plus. Quarto.

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Commemoration of Handel

      London: Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund, Sold By T. Payne & Son, G. Robinson, 1785. First edition, 1785, with the armorial bookplate of noted English music scholar and critic John Alexander Fuller Maitland on the front pastedown. Full calf leather with dark red spine label, gilt ruled spine, attached ribbon bookmark, 11.75" tall, [8], xvi, 56, 139, [1] pages. Includes 8 engravings, frontis plus 7 tissue-protected plates. Some old professional restoration of hinges, retaining original endpapers. Spine has surface cracking but is stable, edgewear to covers, firm text block, tissues heavily foxed but plates lightly to moderately foxed (frontis more heavily foxed), pages very clean with only a few scattered incidences of light foxing, endpapers foxed. Bookplate is printed in blue, there are no other names or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        (The Sanois Affair (l'Affaire Sanois))(1): Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois, ancien aide-major des gardes-françoises, sortant de Charenton, où il a été détenu pendant neuf mois; contre ses accusateurs. (And) (2): Supplément au Mémoire du comte De Sanois, contre ses accusateurs. Pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant sa détention. (And) (3): Examen des procedures faites contre le comte de Sanois, pendant qu'on le retenoit dans un loge de fou à Charenton. And (in the second volume) (4): Correspondance entre M. le Président Gilbert de Voisins, M. de Sanois et M. de Courcy.(And) (5): Second Mémoire du comte de Sanois, en réponse aux memoires de Madame de Sanois et du comte de Courcy. (And) (6): Pièces justificatives pour le comte de Sanois. (And) (7): Réponse particulière du défenseur du comte de Sanois, aux inculpations personnelles qui lui sont faites dans la Réponse de m. le comte de Courcy, dans la Lettre prétendue d'un avocat, et dans le Mémoire de Madame la comtesse de Sanois. (And)(inserted) (8): Relation de ce qui s'est passé lors de la capture du comte de Sanois le 4 Mai 1785, veille de l'Ascension, à neuf heures du soir, dans la maison des Demoiselles soeurs Schellatter, en Etra à Lausanne, de la part de Sieur Fevot, Lieutenant de police de cette ville. (And) (9): Lettre du comte de Sanois à Monsieur Necker, sur son rappel au ministère, sur le prompt rétablissement de la justice et la prochaine convocation des Etats-Généraux.

      Paris, etc., Cl. Simon and others, 1786-1788, 1785. 2 vols. Large 4to (25x20 cm). Contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; faded, mainly the spines). And 2 loosely inserted documents. Ad 1)Mémoire pour... Cl. Simon, 1786. 190 pp. (tear innermargin title repaired). 2) Supplement... Pièces du Journal... Cl. Simon, 1786. 55 pp. (also bound in 2nd vol.). 3) Examen... Paris, Chez Knapen & Fils, 1786. 74 pp. 4) Correspondance... 1786. 18 pp. 5) Second Mémoire... Cl. Simon, 1787. 138 pp. 6) Pièces justificatives... (1786) 84 pp. 7) Réponse... Cl. Simon, 1787. 66 pp. 8) Relation... Genève, 1786. 10 pp. (folded). 9) Lettre... Yverdon, 1788. 8 pp. (wrinkled, folded, partly browned. - Nice collection

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        Précis Historique et Expérimental des Phénomènes Électriques depuis lÂ’Origine de cette Découverte jusquÂ’à ce Jour ... Seconde édition, Revue et augmentée.

      Paris:: Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1785.. 200x125 mm. 8vo. xvi, [4], 624 pp. Half-title, 10 folding engraved copperplates (by Sellier), [pl. 3 has a manuscript annotation relating to the electrical machine of the authorÂ’s design], errata; lacks the 2 privilege leaves at end. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards; cover corners showing, joints mended with kozo. 19th-century stamp on title and elsewhere of Binet Dufour; inscription “Electrobiologique Traitement Electropathique, Par M. Guérin, Boulevard de Strasbourg…” Occasional neat manuscript ink corrections or marginalia. Very good. Second edition of a work on electricity and magnetism originally published in 1781. The work mentions a number of electrical devices used to make demonstrations and experiments. This period marks a stark contrast in instruments used for experiments and instruments used for demonstrations. See: Thomas L. Hankins, ?Robert J. Silverman, Instruments and the Imagination, 2014, p. 58. ¶ “The final, greatly enlarged edition Â… of this comprehensive history of electricity and magnetism, and their development and applications, including use for curing diseases. Benjamin Franklin and his experiments are fully discussed as are those of Gilbert, Hauksbee, Ingenhousz, Nollet, [Volta] and others. Extensive accounts are given of atmospheric electricity and lightning conductors, with some original experiments of the author, who claims to have been the first to use glass plates with electrical machines in 1756. He also described an improved Leyden jar. “A work of merit” (Wheeler Gift). As with his other works on physics, this contains numerous references to chemical experiments and phenomena.” – Neville catalog. ¶ Arranged in five sections, the first offers a history of the origins and progress of electricity to the present period (c.1785) and the Leyden jar. Section II relates to “Leyde” (Leyden Jar invented by Pieter van Musschenbroek of Leiden, with Ewald Kleist also achieving the same invention) and the theories of Benjamin Franklin. Sec. III: Analyzing electricity and comparing it to thunder and magnetism. Within this section deals with meteorology as thunder applied to electrical phenomena, and also the means to divert lightning, the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Sec. IV: Applications made using electrical fluid. With electricity in a void, in electrical fish, electrical properties of tourmaline, “The electric stone.” Also: using the electrophorus generator [invented by Johan Carl Wilcke in 1762], producing a static charge. Article V in this section offers more on two pocket-sized electric machines that produce ‘some strange phenomena of electric commotion.Â’ The volume finishes with four proposed problems. Adding to all this, the half-title bears an advertisement for his nephew* Rouland, a demonstrator of physics at the University of Paris, and also a course for electrical instruments. See: Rouland, Description des machines électriques à taffetas, de leurs effets et des divers avantages que présentent ces nouveaux appareils, 1785. * [Mottelay suggests “N.” for RoulandÂ’s first name, though WorldCat and other sources do not have his first name]. See: Hankins & Silverman, p. 59. ¶ Provenance: “Binet-Dufour á Houdan s soise propriétaire” – a French instrument maker, known for their barometers. ¶ Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) was a pupil of Nollet, and taught experimental physics in Paris, succeeding him in 1760 at the Collège Louis-le-Grand, following his mentor. “Sigaud was a prolific writer in the fields of experimental physics, chemistry, medicine, and (apparently as a consequence of his early Jesuit training) theology. Experimental science was a fashionable pursuit among the leisured classes in eighteenth-century France, and Sigaud was one of several illustrious popularizers who satisfied the intellectual appetites and curiosities of an ever-in-creasing number of amateurs of science. Popular interest tended toward the more spectacular examples of natural phenomenon: and lectures accompanied by demonstrations, especially on electricity and on the newly discovered gases, always attracted large and enthusiastic crowds.” – ¶ Bakken p.107; Blake p. 418; Ekelöf, 497; Gartrell, 492; Mottelay, p. 280; Roy G. Neville II, pp. 475-76; Poggendorff, II, p. 927; Wellcome Library 48238/B; Wheeler Gift 505a. See: Thomas L. Hankins, ?Robert J. Silverman, Instruments and the Imagination, 2014, p. 59. ¶ See: Isaac Benguigui, ?Nollet (Jean Antoine, Abbé), ?Jean Jallabert, Théories électriques du XVIIIe siècle: Correspondance entre lÂ’Abbé Nollet (1700-1770) et le physicien genevois Jean Jallabert (1712-1768), Genève, 1984, page 40.

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        Recueil de Tetes Choisies de Personnages Illustres dans les Lettres et dans les Armes

      1785. (RAPHAEL) FIDANZA, Paolo. [Recueil de Têtes Choisies de Personnages Illustres dans les Lettres et dans les Armes, Éxactement Dessinées et GravéesÂ… dÂ’après les Peintures de Raphaël dÂ’Urbin]. Rome: Bouchard & Gravier, 1785]. Large folio, 46 loose plates (measuring 14 by 19 inches) in later paper-covered portfolio. $3000.Suite of 46 fine and dramatic separate copper-engravings by Paolo Fidanza after RaphaelÂ’s religious portraits in the Vatican, struck for various editions of Bouchard & GravierÂ’s Recueil de Têtes ChoisiesÂ… dÂ’après les Peintures de Raphaël.A collection of engraved portraits made from the Vatican works of Raphael, originally published in five volumes with an Italian title page in 1763, containing 174 fine plates by Paolo Fidanza, painter and Italian engraver, who “studied the great Masters in Rome and carried out according to them this series of heads [by Raphael]” (Benezit). Each of these 46 portraits has an engraved caption and plate number, though the numbers themselves skip sequence and shift between Roman and Arabic numerals— with evidence of burnishing in some cases, indicating later strikes (probably for the 1785 and later editions). See Graesse II:576. Plate of Boccaccio on lighter-weight stock, and repaired with tape. Edges worn and lightly soiled, waterstain to margins of eight plates, just touching images. A wonderful collection of 18th-century Raphael studies.

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        Etrennes utiles et nécessaires aux commerçans et voyageurs ou Indicateur fidèle enseignant toutes les routes royales et particulières de la France, et les chemins de communication qui traversent les grandes routes : les villes, bourgs, villages, hameaux, châteaux, abbayes, hôtelleries, rivières, bois, et les limites de chaque province

      Later edition with 2 double maps and 156 maps printed front and back, all heightened in colors. Engraved frontispiece and title.Publisher's contemporary red morocco, decorated spine, brown morocco title-piece, all edges gilt. Repair to foot and one corner, gilding occasionally rubbed. A good copy. ChezDesnos à Paris 1785 in-18 (6x11,(cm) (4) 2 cartes doubles 176pp. 47pp. (1) relié

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