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        Wall map of the world - Clouet, Mondhare, 1785.

      STUNNING WALL MAP OF THE WORLD?Carte Generale de la Terre ou Mappe Monde avec les Quatres Principaux Systemes . . .? Copper engraving by Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet, published in 1785 by Louis Joseph Mondhare. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 96,5 x 123 cm.Dramatically composed world map, in which mythological figures support the two hemispheres with the solstice. Although its baroque decoration depicts biblical scenes, the map itself bows to modernity by including the tracks of the major Pacific voyages: Jacob Le Maire, Ferdinand Magellan, and Abel Tasman. It is an excellent view of the world as it was known just prior to the great transoceanic explorations that were being launched at the time the map was issued.The Clouet/Mondhare map of the world is one of the most decorative double hemisphere wall maps published in the second half of the 18th century. The map continues the French aristocratic tradition popularised during the reign of Louis XIV. In this grand tradition, the map serves the dual purpose of being both a spectacular object, utilised by the French aristocracy of the 18th century in decorating libraries and salons, and a statement of the worldliness of its owners, depicting the progress of the exploration of the world and scientific models of the known universe, in a perfect marriage with imagery from the classical world and scenes from the Old Testament.The map provides a fine depiction of the most up-to-date information, showing the discoveries of Hawaii and the southeastern coastline of Australia, the earlier routes of numerous 17th and 18th Century explorers are noted, with particular emphasis given to the explorations of Abel Tasman in the Southern Hemisphere, both in New Zealand and Australia.While the routes of many major explorer?s are depicted, publisher Mondhare has retained the mythical depiction of the Sea of the West in North America and offers a number of tantalising options for a northwest passage, while also including a massive nascent depiction of Alaska and the Aleutian Archipelago, which was then at the end of a 40 year period of debate between the theories of the Paris based De L?Isle family of mapmakers, the English cartographer Thomas Jefferys and the Russian Academy.The map is embellished with eight small circular astronomical diagrams including images of lunar and solar eclipses and the known solar system. In the middle below the hemispheres, a model shows us tropics and meridians.The episodes from the Old Testament are in twenty vignettes with descriptive text in French and Spanish. Clockwise from the upper left: the story of Creation, Adam and Eve in Paradise; the Fall of and Punishment of Mankind after disobeying God by eating from the forbidden fruit; Noah?s Ark, where God told Noah to enter the ark with his household and the animals, the ark being afloat throughout The Deluge before it came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat; the Tower of Babel, where man sought to build a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for themselves and where God confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world; Abraham who?s belief was tested by commanding the sacrifice of his son Isaac; Jacob blessing his sons; the glory of Joseph with his prediction of seven years of abundance and seven years of famine; the Tables of the Law inscribed with the Ten Commandments when Moses ascended Mount Sinai; the solar eclipse; the death of Samson in the temple of the Philistines; the victory of David over Goliath; Elijah riding his chariot of fire to heaven; Daniel in the lions? den; Job, struck by misfortune, sitting on a dunghill, but despite all his trials faithful to God; Jonah encouraging the Ninevites to do penitence; summoned by archangel Raphael, Tobias Catching a Fish; and lastly the story of Judith. Where Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors, goes to the camp of the enemy general Holofernes, promising him information on the Israelites. Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him and Israel is saved.Abbot Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet (c. 1730 - 1790) was a French cartographer active in the mid to late 18th century. Clouet held the post of Royal Geographer of the Academie des Sciences de Rouen, he had offices in Paris and Cadiz. Clouet?s most important work is his Geographie Moderne, which was published in various editions from 1776 - 1793. Clouet also produced a series of stunning and highly decorative wall maps depicting the various continents. He followed in the footsteps of Jean-Baptiste Nolin and other French cartographers, reissuing these grand wall-maps in the latter part of the 18th century to decorate the houses of Paris and more unusually Spain.Price: ?23.500,-.

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        A new Dictionary of Natural History; or, compleat universal display of animated nature.

      Harrison & Co., London 1785 - Unpaginated. The first edition of this rare work based on the collections in the Leverian Museum. It is essentially an illustrated A to Z of animals. William Fordyce Mavor pseud. William Frederic Martyn (1758 - 1837) was a Scottish teacher, priest and compiler of educational books, many of which passed through numerous editions. He also invented a system of shorthand, which he explained in a treatise entitled 'Universal Stenography', first published in 1779. Ref: Nissen ZBI 2729; Freeman 2510; Wood 453. Full leather, marbled endpapers. Very good, given age. 2 volumes in one. Rebacked with modern leather spine and corners, and the original leather boards. A sound copy in partially modern (but tight and strong) binding. Edges of the board worn. Inside condition: some scattered stains and foxing, but generally a clean and nice copy. Remains of a ticket pasted to the title page, owner's inscription in ink to the title page. Some pages with minor repairs. Lacks plate 6 & 7. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations upon the present controversy about the mode of assessment for the poor's rates in the city of Norwich.

      8vo., (2) + 33 + (1)pp., sewn in the original blue paper wrappers, entirely uncut. A fine, fresh, copy now preserved in a cloth portfolio, spine gilt lettered.Publisher: Norwich: printed by John Crouse.Year: 1785Edition: First and only edition.

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        L' Impero del Giapon diviso un sette principali parti .

      - Altcolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Pitteri aus Antonio Zatta, Atlante Novissimo illustrato od accresciuto sulle osservazioni e scoperte fatte dai piu recenti geografi, datiert 1785, 31,5 x 40,5 cm Zeigt Kyushu und die Hauptinsel Honshu bis etwas oberhalb von Akita mit den umliegenden kleineren Inseln; mit Privileg; Titelkartusche oben links sowie Meilenanzeiger unten rechts. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Bibliothek der Geschichte der Menschheit. Siebter und achter Band in einem Band ( von insgesamt 8 erschienenen Bänden )

      Weidmanns Erben und Reich Leipzig 1785 ( Ohne Verfasserangabe – Verfasser ermittelt ) Mit 324; 295 Seiten, goldgeprägter Oldr mit marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Inhalt des 7. Bandes: Beschreibung der Chinesen. Aus den besten Reisebeschreibungen gesammelt – Dritter Band: Von den Eigenschaften, Sitten und Gewohnheiten der Chinesen mit u.a.: Von ihrer Gestalt, ihren Eigenschaften, und ihrer Kleidung – Von der Gelehrsamkeit der Chinesen – Von ihrer Rechenkunst, Erdmeßkunst und Sternekunde – Von ihrer Wissenschaft in anderen Theilen der Mathematik – Von ihrer Naturlehre und Arzneikunst - Von dem Geschmacke der Chinesen an der Musik, Dichtkunst und Geschichte – Von den Wissenschaften die den Chinesen eigen sind mit ( a) Von ihrer Moral, ihren Gesetzen und ihrer Geschichte, b) ihre classischen oder canonischen Bücher vom ersten Range, c)...und zweiten Range d) Leben des großen chinesischen Weltweisen Kong-fu-tse oder Confucius ) – Von der Chinesischen Sprache – Von der Religion in China – Von der herrschenden Religion in China – Von der Secte der Tau-tse – Von der Secte des Fo oder Fwe ( Nachricht der Missionarien von derselben....) - Von der Secte einiger neuern Gelehrten, mit Namen Ju-Kyau – Ursprung und Fortgang des Jüdischen, Muhammedanischen oder Römisch-Katholischen Religion in China. ; Inhalt des 8. Bandes: Beschreibung der Chinesen. Aus den besten Reisebeschreibungen gesammelt – Vierter Band mit u.a.: von der bürgerlichen Einrichtung und Regierung in China mit: ( Die Grundsätze der Chinesischen Regierung – Von der Gewalt und Hoheit des Kaisers und von dem Kaiserlichen Hause ( mit: Seine Gewalt, Ratsversammlungen und Siegel – Majestät und Staat des Kaisers – Gemalinnen, Kinder, Anverwandte und Gegräbnis des Kaisers ) - Von den Staatsbediensteten zu bürgerlichen Geschäften: Ihre Ehrenbezeugungen und ihre Gewalt, nebst den Einschränkungen ihres Ansehens – Die verschiedenen Pflichten der Statthalter, nebst der Ordnung in den Städten – Grosse Untertänigkeit des Volks und zärtliche Liebe der Statthalter gegen dasselbe – Von den verschiedenen Gerichten oder Ratsstuben, worin alle Sachen abgetan werden ( mit: Die höchsten oder allgemeinen Gerichte des Reichs – Verschiedene andere Gerichte zu Peking – Gerichte der Provinzen und Städte – Art zu verfahren, in bürgerlichen und peinlichen Sachen – Strafen womit die Verbrecher belegt werden - Die Gefängnisse in China ) - Von der Einrichtung des Kriegswesens und von der Kriegsmacht des Reiches. Der Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin mi t Einriß und etwas beschädigt, das Titelschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken großenteils fehlend. Innen mit mehreren alten Besitzvermerken auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Seiten teils etwas fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, einige Seiten am weißen Oberrand etwas wasserrandig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig. Insgesamt von recht guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 350 Gramm ) ( Die ersten beiden Bände mit der Beschreibung Chinas und der Chinesen finden Sie unter meiner Bestellnummer 14914 - sofern verfügbar -. ) ( Lagerort: Richey, DG ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hirschfeld, V.A. Henze, Menschheit, Bibliothek, China, Chinesen, Chinesisch, Chinese, Google, Religion, Konfuzius, Laotse, Religion, Kaiser, Peking, Gefängnisse, Strafen, Gericht, Militär

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        Neue Special-Charte von Zeeland, und der Ost- und Wester=Schelde, zu finden bey C. Weigel u. Schneider. in Nürnberg, 1785.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Christoph Weigel & Schneider in Nürnberg, dat. 1785, 33,5 x 42 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 124 f. (Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1745-1815. Cartographer and publisher of Nuremberg. Worked with Weigel. .). - Zeigt die niederländische Provinz Zeeland mit der Westerschelde u. Oosterschelde. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Tadelloses Exemplar!

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        Autograph Document Signed

      Lebanon, 1785. Autograph Document Signed "Wm. Williams" one page 9" x 13" dated April 4, 1785. The present legal document is regarding common land: "We the subscribers bring by the proprietors of the comon (sic) undivided lands, in Lebanon, appointed a committee and agents to sue, and prosecute to final judgement and execution, all persons who have committed any trespass on such common land......."Light stain in lower left, not affecting signature or the text of the document; wear at folds; very good with a fine bold signature. William Williams (1731-1811) graduated Harvard in 1751, was businessman, partiot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut.

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        Romæ antiquæ notitia: or, the antiquities of Rome. In two parts . . .

      London printed for C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, B. Law, W. Owen, T. Longman [and 5 others in London], 1785 The sixteenth edition, corrected and improved. 8vo: [16],xxx,375,[27]pp, with 14 copperplate engravings, (7 folding, one double-page), numerous decorative head- and tailpieces; title page printed in black and red. Handsomely rebound by Fitterer in period-style butterscotch calf, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. Pages and plates clean and crisp with no foxing, browning or soiling, a remarkably fresh, bright copy. Lowndes 1263. ESTC Citation No. T86339. Fine The author's first and best known work, the first edition of which appeared in 1696, the year Kennett graduated with a Master of Art from Oxford College. Prefaced by two essays

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        Document signed

      1785. Signed. MARIE ANTOINETTE. Manuscript document signed. No place, May 6, 1785. One page, measuring 9-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches, writing on recto. $14,500.1785 manuscript document signed by Marie Antoinette addressed to the Treasurer General of the royal household, concerning funds for officers.This document, addressed to Treasurer General Marc Antoine Francois Marie Randon de la Tour, regards funds ""for maintenance and food for several of our officers during the year."" Two months before it was written, the queen had given birth at the age of 30 to Louise-Charles, Duke of Normandy, a much-anticipated second son; a few weeks after this letter was written, Thomas Jefferson and his daughter watched as Marie Antoinette made ceremonial procession to Notre Dame cathedral to give thanks for birth of the young duke. Document trimmed along lower half, not affecting text, small old repair to left hand margin, a bit of faint foxing. Desirable and rare.

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        Structure and Physiology of Fishes... Compared with Those of Man...

      , 1785. 1785. First Edition . MONRO, Alexander. The Structure and Physiology of Fishes Explained and Compared with Those of Man and Other Animals. Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1785. Folio, later three-quarter tan calf, raised bands. $1750.First edition of ""the first important Edinburgh textbook on comparative anatomy,"" with 44 large copper-engraved plates, some folding (DSB).Both son and father of prominent Scottish anatomists of the same name, Alexander Monro was one of the pioneers of the newly-emerging field of comparative anatomy. He and several of his contemporaries, including William Hunter and William Cullen, made groundbreaking discoveries regarding the nervous system, the lymphatics, and the thorax; Monro's own Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System advanced the field considerably and opened new exploratory paths. The handsome plates are preceded by several explanatory chapters, among them ""A Description of the Heart, Vessels, and Circulation of the Blood in Fishes,"" ""Of the First Discovery of the System of Absorbent Lacteal and Lymphatic Vessels in Birds, Fishes, and Amphibious Animals,"" and ""Experiments on Hearing in Water."" Blake, 309. DSB IX, 482-84. Not in Osler or Garrison and Morton. Minor repair to one plate. Text and plates clean with only occasional marginal embrowning. A lovely copy.

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        History of the Revolution of South-Carolina

      1785 - RAMSAY, DAVID. The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British Province to an Independent State. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. 2 vols. xx, 453 p.; xx, 574 p.). 5 folding maps. Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining original spine labels. Large map neatly backed, dampstaining in both volumes. A good-plus copy. First edition of one of the classic accounts of the Revolutionary War in the South, written by a participant who was also a fine historian. Ramsay conceived the idea of writing the book while a British prisoner in Saint Augustine, Florida, in 1780 and 1781. Once the book was completed, it was almost certainly Ramsay's father- in-law, John Witherspoon, who suggested that it be printed by Isaac Collins in Trenton. Most copies were bound by Robert Aitken in Philadelphia. The five maps were engraved by Thomas Abernethie in Charleston. In an effort to reach the widest possible market, Ramsay had copies sent to London publisher Charles Dilly. However, Dilly was concerned that Ramsay had been pointedly critical of several army officers who still enjoyed the esteem of the British public and that to advertise the book for sale would expose him to attacks by the crown lawyers and perhaps to personal violence. He sold only a few copies, and the book was, in effect, banned in England. Poet Philip Freneau responded with a poem, "On prohibiting the sale of Dr. David Ramsay's history of the revolution of South-Carolina, in London." In April 1789 Ramsay petitioned Congress to have his work protected by a federal copyright, and it became the first book so protected when the first copyright act was passed by Congress in May 1790. For a detailed essay on the printing, publishing, and distribution of the book, see Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography, 418. Evans 19211; Wheat & Brun 545, 593-597; Streeter Sale 1135; Howes R36; ESTC 20465. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        New Dictionary of Natural History

      1785. First Edition . MARTYN, William Frederic. A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature, With Accurate Representations of the Most Curious and Beautiful Animals, Elegantly Colored. London: Harrison & Co., 1785. Two volumes. Folio (9-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches), contemporary full tree calf, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels. $9000.First edition of MartynÂ’s illustrated dictionary of natural history, with 100 splendid hand-colored plates of birds, fish, whales and other animals. A beautiful copy of this scarce work in contemporary tree calf.""A rare work based on the collections in the Leverian Museum established by Sir Ashton Lever in Leicester Square, London, in 1774"" (Wood). Martyn is a pseudonym used on occasion by William Fordyce Mavor (1758-1834), a successful author of educational books. ""Mavor was an extraordinarily industrious author and published a spate of guides, grammars, miscellanies, a sequence of admirably abridged tours,travels, and histories, a women's magazine, and a newspaper, the Oxford University and City Herald(1806), as well as numerous essays on education. A few of his works were published under his pseudonyms, W. F. Martyn and Numa. His ideas one ducation were liberal; ‘Dry lectures seldom leave any lasting impression,Â’ he wrote, ‘but convey the moral you wish to inculcate through an interesting story Â… and the effect is seldom lostÂ’"" (ODNB). Four to eight images per plate. Title pages printed in black and red. Nissen ZBI, 2729. Wood 453. Lowndes, 1495. Bookplates partially removed.Stain to leaf facing plate LXVII and to leaf 2T2 in Volume II. A fine copy in lovely contemporary tree calf.

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        Idea del valor de la isla Española, utilidades que de ella puede sacar su monarquia.

      Impr. de Pedro Marin, 1785. Sánchez Valverde was the first writer born in Santo Domingo to publish a book. In fact he published several, but all agree his most important is his Idea del valor de la isla Española. In it he writes of the entire island of Hispaniola, both the Spanish portion and the French. He surveys the natural history, the crops, the people, the slaves, the climate, the topography, the hydrology, the ports, and the prospects. Provenance: Ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on title-page; later in the John Carter Brown Library (bookplate); note at end "Collated with G.G. Church copy. July 31, 1912. dup." Deaccessioned 2008. Evidence of readership: Scattered marginalia in French through p. 50, almost invariably giving the French for obscure words and phrases in Spanish in the text. Perhaps owned by someone living in the Haitian area of the island?

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        Hervararsaga ok Heidrekskongs. Hoc est Historia Hervöræ et Regis Heidreki qvam ex manuscriptis Legati Arna-Magnæani versione Latina, lectionibus variantibus, indicibus vocabulorum rariorum, nominum propriorum et rerum illustravit.

      Stephanus Biörnonis, Isl. Hafniæ (København),, 1785. VIII+ 275+ [1] pages pp. Uncut generally clean. With extra titelpage with titelcopper. Icelandic/latin parallel text edition. Bound in a contemporary blue cartboard, spine missing, frontboard almost loose. 17032508

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        Wall map of the world - Clouet, Mondhare, 1785.

      STUNNING WALL MAP OF THE WORLD?Carte Generale de la Terre ou Mappe Monde avec les Quatres Principaux Systemes . . .? Copper engraving by Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet, published in 1785 by Louis Joseph Mondhare. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 96,5 x 123 cm.Dramatically composed world map, in which mythological figures support the two hemispheres with the solstice. Although its baroque decoration depicts biblical scenes, the map itself bows to modernity by including the tracks of the major Pacific? voyages: Jacob Le Maire, Ferdinand Magellan, and Abel Tasman. It is an excellent view of the world as it was known just? prior to the great transoceanic explorations that were being launched at the time the map was? issued.The Clouet/Mondhare map of the world is one of the most decorative double hemisphere wall maps published in the second half of the 18th century. The map continues the French aristocratic tradition popularised during the reign of Louis XIV. In this grand tradition, the map serves the dual purpose of being both a spectacular object, utilised by the French aristocracy of the 18th century in decorating libraries and salons, and a statement of the worldliness of its owners, depicting the progress of the exploration of the world and scientific models of the known universe, in a perfect marriage with imagery from the classical world and scenes from the Old Testament.The map provides a fine depiction of the most up-to-date information, showing the discoveries of Hawaii and the southeastern coastline of Australia, the earlier routes of numerous 17th and 18th Century explorers are noted, with particular emphasis given to the explorations of Abel Tasman in the Southern Hemisphere, both in New Zealand and Australia.While the routes of many major explorer?s are depicted, publisher Mondhare has retained the mythical depiction of the Sea of the West in North America and offers a number of tantalising options for a northwest passage, while also including a massive nascent depiction of Alaska and the Aleutian Archipelago, which was then at the end of a 40 year period of debate between the theories of the Paris based De L?Isle family of mapmakers, the English cartographer Thomas Jefferys and the Russian Academy.The map is embellished with eight small circular astronomical diagrams including images of lunar and solar eclipses and the known solar system. In the middle below the hemispheres, a model shows us tropics and meridians.The episodes from the Old Testament are in twenty vignettes with descriptive text in French and Spanish. Clockwise from the upper left: the story of Creation, Adam and Eve in Paradise; the Fall of and Punishment of Mankind after disobeying God by eating from the forbidden fruit; Noah?s Ark, where God told Noah to enter the ark with his household and the animals, the ark being afloat throughout The Deluge before it came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat; the Tower of Babel, where man sought to build a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for themselves and where God confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world; Abraham who?s belief was tested by commanding the sacrifice of his son Isaac; Jacob blessing his sons; the glory of Joseph with his prediction of seven years of abundance and seven years of famine; the Tables of the Law inscribed with the Ten Commandments when Moses ascended Mount Sinai; the solar eclipse; the death of Samson in the temple of the Philistines; the victory of David over Goliath; Elijah riding his chariot of fire to heaven; Daniel in the lions? den; Job, struck by misfortune, sitting on a dunghill, but despite all his trials faithful to God; Jonah encouraging the Ninevites to do penitence; summoned by archangel Raphael, Tobias Catching a Fish; and lastly the story of Judith. Where Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors, goes to the camp of the enemy general Holofernes, promising him information on the Israelites. Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him and Israel is saved.Abbot Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet (c. 1730 - 1790) was a French cartographer active in the mid to late 18th? century. Clouet held the post of Royal Geographer of the Academie des Sciences de Rouen,? he had offices in Paris and Cadiz. Clouet?s most important work is his Geographie Moderne, which was? published in various editions from 1776 - 1793. Clouet also produced a series of stunning and highly? decorative wall maps depicting the various continents. He followed in the footsteps of Jean-Baptiste Nolin and other French cartographers, reissuing these grand? wall-maps in the latter part of the 18th century to decorate the houses of Paris and more unusually? Spain.Price: ?23.500,-.

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        Het Nieuwe Testament ofte Alle boeken des nieuwen verbondts onzes heeren Iesu Christi door last van de H.M. Heeren Staten generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden en volgens het besluit van de Sinode Nationael gehouden in de jaren 1618. en de 1619. tot Dordrecht.

      Amsterdam, H. Brandt, D. Onder de Linden, P. Schouten, J. de Groot, en R. Arrenberg 1785. gr.-4°. 148 num. Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. über dicke Holzdeckel. Mit Blindprägungen u. intakter Messingschließe. Rü. u. Vors. erneuert. Gebrauchsspuren, stellenw. wasserrand., Ecken tlw. geknickt. Vorgebunden: [Oude Testament]. Titelbl. fehlt. Ebda. 321 num. Bll., 124 num. Bll. (De Prophetien/Der Propheten). - Beigeb.: Het boek der Psalmen, nevens de gezangen bij de gervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik door last van de Hoog Mog: Heeren Staaten Generaal der vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie Berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren,… Amsterdam, H, Brandt, D. Onder de Linden, J. de Groot en N. T. Gravius, en Compagnie 1792. 2 Bll., 81 num. Notenbll., 2 Bll., 12 (v. ?) S. (Catechismus)

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        Recherches sur les Maladies Chroniques, Tome Premier: Sixieme Partie: Analyse m

      - Paris , Chez P. Th

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        Principes économiques de Louis XII et du cardinal d'Amboise, de Henri IV et du duc de Sully, sur l'administration des finances, opposés aux systèmes des docteurs modernes.

      (Paris), 1785. ____ Edition originale. Une réfutation de l' "Administration des finances de la France" de Necker. PROVENANCE : On trouve sur une page de garde, qui servait de couverture, un ex-dono de l'auteur, très certainement de sa main : "Mr. Dutour, Correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. A Riom en Auvergne." Et, plus bas, une note d'une écriture différente : "Principes économiques de Louis XII &c... par m. l'abbé Baudot 1785 qu'il m'a envoyé en mai 1785." Au verso de ce feuillet, une note manuscrite à été collée : "Extrait du Mercure de France, N°22, Samedi 28 mai 1785 (...) Le public n'a nullement goûté une critique du livre de M. Necker sous le titre de Principes &c opposés aux systèmes des docteurs modernes. Ce qu'il y a de plaisant c'est qu'on retrouve dans ce pamphlet le tour dogmatique, les prétentions, les énigmes économiques qu'un écrivain tourna en ridicule, ainsi que leurs auteurs, dans une certaine "Réponse aux Docteurs modernes, qu'on n'a pas oublié." Nicolas Baudeau (1730-1792), ecclésiastique, ami de Quesnay et de Mirabeau, a été l'un des plus actifs propagateurs des idées physiocratiques. Einaudi 350. INED 293 ***** First edition. With author 's ex-dono. In-8. Collation : (2), 134 pp. Demi-veau, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Du commerce de l'âme et du corps traduit du latin d'Emmanuel Swedenborg par M. P** suivi de Du cheval blanc dont il est parlé dans l'Apocalypse

      Barrois l'aîné et Guillot, Londres et Paris 1785 - 12-84 pp. reliure de style XVIIIe en box lilas, décoré de petits fers en encadrement, dos lisse, gardes de soie verte, étui. Edition originale française traduite par J. P. Parraud (Bibliotheca esoterica 4717) qui contient en outre un "catalogue des ouvrages imprimés d'Emm. Swedenborg selon l'ordre chronologique" avec 31 titres annotés. Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil de chansons de l'époque pré révolutionnaire imprimées ou manuscrites : 400 pièces circa

      1785 - In-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, coiffes et coupes émoussées. Il s'agit de vaudevilles, d'ariettes, souvent imprimées sur deux, trois ou quatre pages, guère plus rassemblées par un amateur avant la Révolution Française. Certaines sont manuscrites. On trouve noté et la musique, et le texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de L' ile de Fogo à la Cote Orientale de Terre-Neuve.

      Artist: Lane Michael ( - ) London; issued in : London; date: 1785 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 60 x 89 - description: Seachart shows Fogo Island is the largest of the offshore islands of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Fogo Island is one of the oldest named features on the coast of Newfoundland. The Bertius map from 1606 shows Fogo Island as one of only about a dozen important features around the coast of Newfoundland. On French maps of the 16th to 18th centuries the island is referred to as Ile des Fougues. The island was likely named by Portuguese explorers and early fishing crews in the 16th century (Fogo means Fire in Portuguese). Until 1783 Fogo Island was on an area of the coast called the French Shore.

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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. 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.. 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.

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        Die Aphorismen des Hippokrates nebst den Glossen eines Homöopathen.

      Gr.-8. XXIV, 640 S., Mod. Ppbd. Erstausgabe. - Bönninghausen (1785-1864) war Schüler von Samuel Hahnemann und gehört zu den Wegbereitern dieser jungen medizinischen Richtung. In zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen legte er seine Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus seiner umfangreichen Praxis nieder, die er in Darup und Münster unterhielt. Unter seinen Patienten war auch die Dichterin Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, ebenso die französische Kaiserin Eugénie (Wikipedia). - Das vorliegende Spätwerk Bönninghausens bietet tiefe Einblicke in dessen enormes Wissen und medizinisches Verständnis und ist gewissermaßen als Kondensat seiner homöopathischen Erfahrung anzusehen. Der Autor bezieht Stellung zu den einzelnen Lehrsätzen des Hippokrates und kommentiert sie aus homöopathischer Sicht. Das Werk enthält darüber hinaus zahlreiche praktische Informationen für die homöopathische Therapie bestimmter Erkrankungen und bietet auch wichtige Ergänzungen zu Bönninghausens Repertorien. - Vortitelbl. mit späterem kl. Nummernschild u. (wie auch der Titel) gestempelt. Ecken tlw. m. Knickspuren. Durchg. etw. gebräunt. - Sehr selten. -

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        Clipped Signature Framed with a Portrait

      1785 - Revolutionary officer and president of the Continental Congress. 1.5 x 2.5-inch signature "Tho: Mifflin" framed with a fine early 4.25 x 3.5-inch copperplate portrait. Beautifully framed in two windows -- a formally attired Mifflin on top and his flourished signature underneath. Housed in a double white matte with a beaded wooden frame measuring 13.5 x 11.25 inches. No place, no date, circa 1785. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ueber die körperliche Verschiedenheit des Negers vom Europäer.

      Frankfurt und Mainz, Varrentrapp Sohn und Wenner 1785 - 8°. XXIV S., 2 nn. Bl., 80 S., 1 nn. Bl. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, (leicht berieben). Zweite erweiterte Ausgabe, der im vorherigen Jahr unter dem Titel "Über die körperliche Verschiedenheit des Mohren vom Europäer" erschienenen Schrift. Selten. - Waller 9053 (gibt 2 Tafeln an, diese sind jedoch nie verwendet worden); Choulant 304. - Der bedeutende Anatom seiner Zeit, Sömmerring (1755-1830), versucht in vorliegender Abhandlung die wissenschaftliche Begründung über einen rassespezifischen Zusammenhang zwischen physischer Konstitution und der Intelligenz nachzuweisen. "a negro colony found by the landgrave of Hessen-Cassel in a little village on the Wilhelmshöhe near Cassel, gave Soemmerring ample opportunity to study and to dissect negroes of both sexes." (Choulant 304/305). - Mit einer gedruckten Widmung an Georg Forster. - Titel und Vorsatz gering fleckig, Name auf Vorsatz, Nachsatz mit handschriftlicher, privater Bibliotheksnummer. Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique...

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785. Five quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates;uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings. The desirable first French edition of the Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings bearing the arms of the Ruolz Montchal family. The French edition of the voyage is illustrated in the manner of the English publication. This set includes a version of the famous "Death of Cook" plate based on the original drawing by John Webber (not all copies of the French quarto edition include this plate). Furthermore, the fourth and final volume of the text is complete with all seven appendices, including the folding vocabulary table. Fine.

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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]

      Au Palais-Royal: Ruault, [Paris] 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF AEROSTATION.

      London: Printed for the author, 1785. FIRST EDITION 1785. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, 2 engraved folding plates, pages: viii, 1-326, [8] - last page adverts, bound in quarter roan, gilt lettered maroon label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards, new endpapers, first original endpaper present. Binding slightly rubbed, 2 small pale black marks to spine, shelf wear to edges, neat small repair to inner margin of original endpaper, pale age-browning and spotting affecting a few pages, otherwise a very good copy. The present work is the first scientific treatise on aerostation written in English. In it, Cavallo gives a history of the ascents made up to the beginning of 1785, including the first balloon launched in England by Zambeccari and the first aerial voyage in England by Lunardi. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Commentaires de César, avec des Notes Historiques, Critiques et Militaires, par M. Le Comte Turpin de Crissé.

      Montargis: Printed by Lequarte for Charles-Guillaume Leclerc, Guillaume de Bure, Alexandre Jombert, Paris, 1785. 3 vols, 4to, contemporary calf, red leather labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Engraved title-pages, two portraits and 40 folding plates. A fine edition of the commentaries of the great Roman statesman, writer and general Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC) , with the text in French and Latin, handsomely illustrated with folding plates of battle plans. These commentaries include the campaigns against the Gauls and Spanish in Europe, the wars in Northern Africa and the Roman civil wars. Lancelot Turpin de Crissé (1716-1793) was himself a distinguished French military man and man of letters. Binding a little rubbed; hinges starting on volume one, but sound; fine, handsome copy.

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        Traité des jardins, ou le nouveau de La Quintinye

      Paris, Belin, 1785. 1785-1789, 1785-1789, in-8, 4 volumes de I. XXVI, (2), 356 ; II. (2), 344 et 11 planches ; III. (2), 518 ; et IV. (4), 523, (1) et 15 planches repliées, pleine-basane mouchetée de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné et portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane (des mors faiblement fendus, coiffes et coins frottés, manque de cuir sur les plats du premier tome), Edition, en partie, originale. Seconde édition pour les deux premiers volumes ; troisième édition pour le troisième ; édition originale pour le tome 4 sur les orangeries et les serres-chaudes qui parait pour la première fois en 1788. René Le Berryais, agronome et collaborateur de Duhamel de Monceau, propose avec ce "nouveau de La Quintinye" un des traités les plus complets, au XVIIIe siècle, sur l'art de la culture arboricole, potagère, ornementale et sous serre. Pour chaque type de jardin, il propose "la description et la culture" de toutes les plantes connues (par exemple, dans le tome I, Le Berryais recense 22 espèces de cerises, 30 de pommes, près de 90 espèces de poires ; dans le tome II, on trouve la description des asperges, concombres, haricots, raves et radis, etc.) Signalons enfin que le tome IV constitue une synthèse précoce sur les plantes tropicales et sub-tropicales, l'auteur y donne aussi de précieux détails et instructions sur la manière de bâtir des serres. Bien que l'ensemble puisse sembler disparate du fait de la réunion d'éditions différentes, il fut bien constitué à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. La réunion de ces quatres volumes, dans une reliure, du temps, est peu courante

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        Ecole pratique des accouchemens.

      Paris, Méquignon, Bruxelles, Du Jardin, Gand, chez l'Auteur, 1785. ____ Première édition française, de ce manuel à l'attention des étudiants et des sages-femmes, celles-ci étant "si dépourvues en ce pays des secours nécessaires pour parvenir à la connaissance méthodique de leur art." Illustré par 21 belles planches dont deux dépliantes hors-texte. Petit manque au coin de la pièce de titre et à la coiffe supérieure, mais bon exemplaire.***** First French edition of this textbook for the students and the midwives. Illustrated by 21 beautiful plates. In-4. [254 x 195 mm] Collation : (16), 428, (2) pp., 21 pl. h, t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, étiquette de titre en basane bordeaux, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A map of the new discoveries in the south sea, with the tracks of the navigators (1784)

      1785 - London: G.& T. Wilkie, 1785. Original colour. 200 x 340mm. Map of the Pacific Ocean showing the routes of Furneaux (in Adventure; 1773 - 4), Wallis (in Dolphin; 1767), Carteret (in Swallow; 1767), Byron (in Dolphin; 1765) and Cook (in Resolution; 1773 -74). Engraved by M. Smith.

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        THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF AEROSTATION.

      London: Printed for the author, 1785.. FIRST EDITION 1785. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, 2 engraved folding plates, pages: viii, 1-326, [8] - last page adverts, bound in quarter roan, gilt lettered maroon label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards, new endpapers, first original endpaper present. Binding slightly rubbed, 2 small pale black marks to spine, shelf wear to edges, neat small repair to inner margin of original endpaper, pale age-browning and spotting affecting a few pages, otherwise a very good copy. The present work is the first scientific treatise on aerostation written in English. In it, Cavallo gives a history of the ascents made up to the beginning of 1785, including the first balloon launched in England by Zambeccari and the first aerial voyage in England by Lunardi. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vollstandige Abhandlung der theoretischen und praktischen Lehre von der Elektricitat nebst eignen Versuchen. Two volume set.

      Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig, Germany 1785 - Vol. I: [xvi], 344 pages of text, followed by [x] pages containing a register (index). Illustrated by four black & white copper plates. Vol. II: xii, 400 pages of text including a register. Illustrated by a folding table and three folding plates. Both volumes uniformly bound in a hardcover binding of half leather with marbled paper-covered boards; moderate to heavy rubbing and shelfwear remaining intact and attractive. Text and plates slightly to moderately affected by foxing. Title translation: A complete treatise on electricity in theory and practice. Volume I published in 1785; Volume II (Supplementbande) published in 1797. Previous owner's bookplate on endpapers, and circular private library sticker at bottom of spine on volume II. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles expériences et observations sur divers objets de physique par Jean Ingen-Rousz, Conseiller aulique et médecin du corps de Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, Membree de la société royale de Londres, de la Société Philosophique Américaine de Philadelphie.

      Barrois 1785 - Paris, chez Barrois, 1789. 2 volumes in-8. T.1 : xxxvii,498 pages. T.2 : xx, 574 pages. Eeliure d'époque plein cuir fauve (quelques traces d'usure sur les plats), dos lisse orné. Bien complet de ses 5 planches dépliantes et 1 tableau dépliant. Ex-libris de Boysset. Bon état d'ensemble. Précis du système de M. Franklin sur l'électricité - Théorie des phénomènes de l'électrophore, accommodée aux principes du système franklinien - Exposition de plusieurs lois qui paraissent s'observer constamment dans les divers mouvements du fluide électrique et dont la connaissance est nécessaire pour l'intelligence des phénomènes de l'électrophore - Description d'une nouvelle machine électrique, peu sujette à être endommagée, et très utile pour se procurer en tout temps de la lumière - Description d'une petite machine électrique de poche pour tirer un pistolet à air inflammable - Manière de produire une lumière des plus éblouissantes par l'air déphlogistiqué - Essai sur une nouvelle manière de produire un vide - Lettre à M. Van-Breda au sujet d'une manière très facile et peu dispendieuse, de se procurer, en tout temps, un air inflammable et explosif et sur la force extraordinaire d'un nouvel air explosif - Sur la nature de l'air déphlogistiqué - Du magnétisme et des aimans artificiel - etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les soirées philosophiques du cuisinier du roi de Prusse

      à Sans-Souci, 1785, in 8°, de 164pp., - relié à la suite : Louis-Sébastien Mercier, La Brouette du vinaigrier, Drame en trois actes. à Londres et se trouve à Paris, 1775, de VIII-103pp., le tout rel. en 1 vol. demi-veau blond époque à coins, dos finement orné d'un pot à l'antique, tr. rouge. Bel exemplaire très frais. Edition originale rare de recueil curieux, sans doute imprimé à Berlin, et plagié sur des textes de Voltaire. On ne sait toujours pas qui était ce pseudo-cuisinier de Frédéric II. Ce recueil divisé en 18 soirées, a tour à tour été attribué à Voltaire, B. Patono, N. de Bonneville, Mirabeau, le Cte Wilhelm Fr. Karl von Schwerin, et d'autres... Les textes empruntés à Voltaire sont : la "Soirée III" reproduit l'article "Liberté de penser" du "Dictionnaire philosophique" ; la "Soirée IV", l'article "Raison" ; la "Soirée V", l'article "Évêque" ; la "Soirée VI", l'article "Baiser" ; la "Soirée VII", l'article "Testicules" ; la "Soirée VIII", l'article "Barbe" ; la "Soirée IX", l'article "Cul" et une partie du "Discours aux Welches" ; la "Soirée X", l'article "Cuissage ou Culage" ; la "Soirée XI", l'article "Verge" ; la "Soirée XII", l'article "Vertu", section 1re ; la "Soirée XV", les articles "Providence" et "Nature" ; la "Soirée XVII", l'article "Guerre" ; la "Soirée XVIII", l'article "Anthropophages" ; la "Soirée XVI", l'Entretien XI de "l'A, B, C, dialogue curieux"... ¶ Bengesco n°2242 "Quelque soit l'auteur des Soirées ... il est permis d'affirmer qu'il a pillé Voltaire sans le moindre scrupule." - Barbier IV, 514 "Composé de divers articles, surtout d'entretiens extraits des oeuvres philosophiques de Voltaire" - Cioranescu XVIIIe n°41984 - Oberlé, Fastes de Bacchus n°380 - Seulement 3 ex. au cat. CCFR (BNF & Arsenal)

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        LITTLE GOODY GOOSECAP: or, Mother Bunch's Present. Containing a Variety of Adventures, calculated to amuse and instruct the Lilliputian World... Interspersed with fine Cuts. (Price Sixpence.)

      80 pages, including pastedown wrappers. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrated throughout with 29 woodcuts and 2 typemetal decorations and a small woodcut device at close. 32mo. Original plain sugar-paper wrappers, with later [1820] ownership inscription. Rather tired with loss of paper from spine, and a number of dirty corners - some a little ragged; one page close cropped Rare. Not in Osborne; Gumuchian, or Oppenheimer. Item 65 in Alderson & Moon Childhood Recollected, where only 27 woodcuts are noted. Little Goody Goosecap was originally known as The Orphan (1780), being the publisher John Marshall's attempt to emulate the huge success of John Newbery's Goody Two-Shoes. Around 1790 Marshall changed the name of The Orphan to The Entertaining History of Little Goody Goosecap. It is believed that Bassam was the first to use this name, disguising his piracy of the Marshall title.

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        Eléments d'Arithmétique pour les commençants

      chez les S.rs Mondhare et Jean, rue S.t Jean de Beauvais près celle des noyers : 1785 : Paris : Engraved broadside, image 366 x 249mm, platemark 378 x 257mm, sheet 535 x 415mm, untrimmed with deckle edges on all sides. Old folds with small pin-holes, edges slightly frayed. A good impression. : The basic operations of arithmetic and a multiplication table neatly designed by a writing master to fit into a single engraving. This was no doubt made for the use of Bédigis' pupils who would have been taught arithmetic along with writing. He does not seem to have issued any writing manuals and this may be his only published work. A number of books from his library are known, some with covers decorated by himself or his father, the writing master François Bédegis (1738-1814). Coulubrier specialised in music engraving, including dance sheets and one publication at least with music composed by his wife, Bacquoy-Guédon, La cour de Paphos, contredanse française ... gravée par Coulubrier et la musique par son épouse (Paris, Castagnery, s. d.).

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        Le Duché de Savoye.

      1785. Paris, chez Basset, 1785. Incisione in rame, col. d'epoca, cm 50,5 x 64,5 (alla lastra). Attivo fra il 1740 e il 1780, ingegnere militare di professione, Le Rouge s'interessò alla cartografia e produsse opera di rara bellezza, coprendo un ampio raggio di soggetti, tra cui piani di fortificazioni, campagne militari, piante delle città, così come i soliti atlanti e le carte nautiche. Esemplare con un'impressione un po' stanca, ma marginoso e in buono stato.

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        Vollstandige Abhandlung der theoretischen und praktischen Lehre von der Elektricitat nebst eignen Versuchen. Two volume set.

      Leipzig, Germany: Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1785. Vol. I: [xvi], 344 pages of text, followed by [x] pages containing a register (index). Illustrated by four black & white copper plates. Vol. II: xii, 400 pages of text including a register. Illustrated by a folding table and three folding plates. Both volumes uniformly bound in a hardcover binding of half leather with marbled paper-covered boards; moderate to heavy rubbing and shelfwear remaining intact and attractive. Text and plates slightly to moderately affected by foxing. Title translation: A complete treatise on electricity in theory and practice. Volume I published in 1785; Volume II (Supplementbande) published in 1797. Previous owner's bookplate on endpapers, and circular private library sticker at bottom of spine on volume II.. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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