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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).

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        Mémoire couronné le 25 août 1784 par l'Académie Royale des sciences, belle-lettres et arts de Bordeaux, sur cette question : Quel seroit le meilleur procédé pour conserver , le plus long-temps possible, ou en grain ou en farine, les Maïs ou Blé de Turquie

      Bordeaux, Arnaud-Antoine Pallandre, 1785. 1785, 1785, in-4, de 164, IV, (2) pages et 1 planches, exemplaire broché, sous couverture muette, Première édition, "introuvable", selon Oberlé (Les Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus, p. 459, n°815). Inconnu de Vicaire, Bitting et Simon. Un avertissement à la seconde édition (publié en 1812 à Paris par l'Imprimerie Impériale) précise que la première édition de Bordeaux fut tirée à un si petit nombre d'exemplaires qu'il n'a pas été possible de les mettre en vente. "Outre la description de la plante, des différentes espèces, de sa culture, de ses maladies, de sa récolte et des boissons au maïs : bière, chiccha.., des recettes de cuisine : maïs grillé, frit, confit au vinaigre, bouilli, en potage, en semoule, en vermicelle, en biscuit de mer... Recette de polenta, de cruchade, de gaudes (à la courge, à la pomme de terre), de galette, de gâteaux, de pain (plusieurs recettes pain de maïs simple ou mélangés), terrines. La recette de la polenta est très complète..." (Oberlé, 815). Pour l'édition originale bordelaise, le texte de 1874 fut augmenté des nouveaux travaux de Parmentier de 1785, et alors que la version imprimée aurait dû contenir la première partie du mémoire qui avait concouru au côté de Parmentier, celui d'Amoureux, comme il avait été prévu dans le programme du 25 août 1784, ce dernier refusa, ayant été déçu de ne voir imprimer qu'une partie de son travail. Très bon exemplaire. Oberlé, n° 815 ; et Michel Bertrand, "Parmentier : un pharmacien illustre (1737-1813)", 1987, p. 115-118 et 278-282

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        Journal of Captain Cooks Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on DiscoveryandnbspPerformed in the Years 1776 1777 1778 1779 and 1780 Illustrated with Cuts and a Chart shewing the Tracks of the Ships employed in this Expedition

      

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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: Chez les Libraires que vendent les Nouveautés, 1785. Octavo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. 1f. (title), [iii]-xl (Préface), ]xli]-xliv ("Caracteres & habillemens de la Piece."), [1] (secondary title), [2] ("Personnages."), [3]-152 pp. With named cast list including Molé as Count Almaviva, d'Azincourt as Figaro and Mlle. Contat as Suzanne. Publisher's decorative woodcut device to title and woodcut pictorial headpiece to "Acte Premier." Binding slightly worn; upper joint split. Light foxing and some staining; manuscript annotations in ink to front free endpapers, foot of title, and occasionally throughout; some minor wear. A very good, uncut copy. First Edition, early issue, published in the same year as the first edition and before the opera was performed in the following year. Scarce. Cordier: Bibliographie des oeuvres de Beaumarchais no. 128. With a printed note to the foot of p. 152: "Achevé d'imprimer pour la premiere fois, le 28 Février 1785." 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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        Clarisse harlowe

      Première édition in-8, illustrée de 21 figures de Chodowiecki et d'un portrait au frontispice par Pujos. Tirage des figures avant la lettre.bindings en pleine basane blonde marbrée. spine lisses ornés de 4 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin havane, et de tomaison en basane noire. Un manque en tête du tome I. Chez Paul Barde A Genève 1785 Fort in-8 (12,5x20,7cm) lj (1bc.) 515pp. et (4) 527pp. et (4) 537pp. et (4) 512pp. et 543pp. et 560pp. et 559pp. et 531pp. et 557pp. et 464pp. 10 tomes en 10 volumes reliés

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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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        Les proportions du corps humain mesurées sur les plus belles figures de l'Antiquité.

      Paris, chez Chéreau, 1785, in folio, de 4ff. 30 planches anatomiques gravées h.t., broché couv. papier bleu époque, manque au dos et lég. mouillure claire en marge sinon bon exemplaire. Seconde édition. Les Proportions parurent d'abord en 1693. Audran s'appuie sur de célèbres antiquités : Laocoon ; l'Hercule Farnèse, Antinoüs, la Vénus aphrodite de Médicis, Apollon pythien du Vatican... C'est le plus célèbre d'une lignée de graveurs lyonnais. Il séjourna à Rome avant d'être appelé par Colbert pour être graveur du Roi. Artiste de premier ordre, il fut l'ami et le graveur privilégié de Charles Le Brun, dont il reproduisit de nombreux travaux.

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        Biographia Nautica: or, Memoirs of Those Illustrious Seamen, to whose Intrepidity and Conduct the English are Indebted

      Dublin: J Williams , 1785. 5 volumes: 520 pages with frontispiece, tables and six plates; 492 pages with tables, 479 pages, 587 pages, 504 pages with nine plates. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in leather with raised spine bands and black labels with gilt lettering to spine. Complied by John Kent, principally from Campbell's Lives of the Admirals (Hill page 358) First Dublin edition. First published in London in 1776-1777.A London man of letters, Campbell was quite successful with his numerous works of an historical and biographical nature. He collect a large and valuable library. He first published his Lives of the Admirals in four volumes in the years 1742 to 1744. There were several later editions. From 1744 to 1748 he compiled and published what became known as Campbell's enlarged edition of John Harris's Complete collection of voyages and travels, originally published in 1702-1705. Campbell also made numerous important contributions to the Biographia Britannica under the signatures E and X, including his own noble Scottish ancestors, the Campbells. A memoir of him was inserted by Andrew Kippis in this same work. Campbell was an expert on the histories of Spain, Portugal, France and the British and the Dutch. In 1765he was appointed the royal agent for the province of Georgia and held that office until his death. There are many interesting references to him in James Boswell's Life of Johnson. John Kent published only tow editions of his compilation; this one and one published in London in 1776-1777.Condition: New spines with original leather boards. Volume one closed page edge tears with occasional page edges chipped only affecting margins. volume two damp stain to title gutter, some occasional foxing. Some pages stained else a good to very good set

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

      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.Publisher: La Haye,Year: 1785Edition: First edition: very scarce. Masui p.437. Kress B.885. Spengler (INED) 2278. Coquelin & Guillaumin I. p.862. Not in Einaudi, Mattioli or Sraffa.

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        Album of Turkish Watercolours

      Istanbul or Madrid 1785 - In folio (37 x 25.5 cm). 1 [blank except from ownership inscription] + 25 ff. with drawings + 1 [blank]. Contemporary Spanish calf, spine tolled in gilt with simple flowery pattern, head and foot with tiny loss. Each drawing mounted on a larger leave, done at the time of binding, possibly contemporary or late 18th century. A splendid album, signed and dated by the artist, with original artwork, and historically significant. Joseph Cardero made the album during his stay in Istanbul, as part of the first Embassy sent by the Spanish Crown to the Ottoman Empire. Spain had been in a virtual state of war with the Ottoman Empire since the 16th century, thus, virtually no contact between them had occurred. For the first time, by the 18th century, both powers signed a peace treatise called the Treatise of Constantinople (1782); its aim was peace, amity, and commerce. As per its political significance, it may be regarded as the greatest external affair s achievement of King Charles III. By 1784, the King ordered an Embassy to visit the Turkish capital, and Commander Don Gabriel Aristizabal (1743 – 1805) was appointed as its leader; in 1790 a work narrating the journey was published under the title Viage a Constantinopla. This embassy is important for two reasons, it was to open the Levant for commerce with Spain, and it would be the first recognizance by the Spanish of the Ottoman Empire. Aristizabal presented to the King himself a relation of what he had seen on the embassy. Cardero (1766 – 1811) was a Spanish draughtsman, artist, explorer and mapmaker; by 1785 he was working in Valetta (Malta), probably when the expeditionary embassy recruited him, to travel to the Mediterranean. Very little is known about him from his early years, however this album shows an artistic skill that would soon gain him a position as draughtsman in the expedition lead by Malaspina, in 1789. Cardero was appointed by Malaspina to be one of the official artists of the expedition. After travelling to Alaska, he was assigned to accompany Valdés and Galiano during their circumnavigation of Vancouver Island –getting to work with Vancouver himself. During the voyage, Cardero produced charts based on survey sketches and composed numerous drawings and watercolours of the region's dramatic scenery. Subsequently, many of Cardero's artworks formed the basis for the grand paintings of Fernando Brambila. Iconographically, the album has the virtue of being absolutely original artwork, and amongst the first Spanish artistic rendering of Turkish costumes, manners, dressing, and religious attires. Composed of 25 drawings, each mounted on a larger heavy-laid paper; each drawing is contained within a double frame in red and yellow, numbered at the upper right corner and captioned in Spanish with the title or identification of the person portrayed –actually, his position or what he represents. Most of the drawings –all clearly by the same hand- are dated and signed "Josef Cardero". The drawings are entitled: Gran Señor, Gran Visir, Legista, Gefa de los Sultanes, Sultana, Capitan Baxa, Henuco Negro (black eunuch), Reis effendi o Ministro de Estado, Primer Dragoman de la Puerta, Porta sable, Turca en casa, Asistenta de un baño, Turca en la calle, Turca de espaldas, Griega en la calle, Ranca (the one on a different paper, with a different frame and more stylish, possibly a proof for a new presentation album), Coronel de Genisaros, Genisaro, Oficial de Aguadores, Vostanchi, Turco, ff. 23 unnamed (a prisoner being punished), Hebrea en la calle, Hebreo en la calle. The rarity of the album is considerable, it is unrecorded and an unprecedented new link to Ottoman s iconography. Extensive collections such as Blackmer s counted only 14 such albums, and only one from the 18th century. The collection of Selfik Atabey had as well only one 18th century costumes album. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eight Eighteenth Century Pamphlets Bound as One: (1) The Ghost of Ernest, Great Grandfather of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. With Some Account of his Life. (2) An Essay Towards the Character of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen-Consort of Great Britain. (3) The Counsellor's Plea for the Divorce of Sir G. D. and Mrs. F. (4) A Letter from the Hon. Thomas Hervey to Sir Thomas Hanmer. (5) The Story of Elizabeth Canning Considered. (6) Virtue Triumphant, or Elizabeth Canning in America. (7) A Further Report from the Committee of Secrecy, Appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Robert, Earl of Orford. (8) Facts Dedicated to Her Majesty. The Female Spy; or Mrs. Tonkin's Journey through France, in the Late War

      ., 1785. .. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. (1) The Ghost of Ernest, Great Grandfather of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. With Some Account of his Life: 1757. xxviii + 64pp. Printed for J. Whiston and B. White, and R. and J. Dodsley, London. Corner of pre-title torn, with loss. (2) An Essay Towards the Character of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen-Consort of Great Britain: 1738. 46pp. Printed for J. and P. Knapton, London. Third Edition. (3) The Counsellor's Plea for the Divorce of Sir G. D. and Mrs. F.: 1715. 33pp. Sold by R. Burleigh, London. (4) A Letter from the Hon. Thomas Hervey to Sir Thomas Hanmer: 1741. 60pp. Printed for the Author, and sold by J. H., London. Internal tear and marking to final page, text remains legible. (5) The Story of Elizabeth Canning Considered: 1753. 53pp. Printed for M. Cooper, London. With Remarks on what has been called, A Clear State of Her Case, by Mr. Fielding; and Answers to the several Arguments and Suppositions of that Writer. (6) Virtue Triumphant, or Elizabeth Canning in America: 1757. 78pp. Lacks title page. Marking to final page. (7) A Further Report from the Committee of Secrecy, Appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Robert, Earl of Orford: 1742. 132pp. Printed for T. Leech, London. Contains fold-out table. (8) Facts Dedicated to Her Majesty. The Female Spy; or Mrs. Tonkin's Journey through France, in the Late War: 1785. 48pp. Undertaken by the express order of the Rt. Hon. Charles James Fox, Secretary of State. Printed for and Sold by the Authoress. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. Contents in ink to front end paper. Hinges cracked. Main text block remains firmly bound. Spine, worn at top and base, coming loose from binding. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges browned. Corners bumped. Covers worn. This pamphlets here bound together were published over the period 1715 - 1785. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; 18th century; Inventory No: 19163. .

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        Carta della Nuova Zelanda

      1785. Copper engraving, mm 300 x 240. Interesting early map after Cook. Published in "Compendio della Storia Generale de Viaggi...", an abridged italian edition of Prévost's "Histoire Generale des Voyages". Very good condition with usual traces of original binding folds.

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        Correspondance de M. M[esmer] sur les nouvelles découvertes du baquet octogone, de l'homme-baquet, et du baquet moral pouvant servir de suite aux Aphorismes.

      Libourne, Se trouve à Paris chez les marchands de nouveautés, 1785. ____ Seule édition, très rare. Une critique habile et une amusante satire du magnétisme animal, de ceux qui le pratiquent et qui en sont les sujets, et de Mesmer. Les auteurs adressent des lettres à celui-ci décrivant des expériences aux résultats merveilleux. Les réponses de Mesmer sont évidemment apocryphes : "Combien la conviction de pareils miracles fait éprouver de douceur et de jouissances." L'exemplaire est en GRAND PAPIER et contient, reliés à la fin, 6 pages manuscrites : "Clef du présent ouvrage". Cette clé est très certainement de la main de l'un des auteurs. On y lit : "Nous nous sommes permis d'ajouter l'épigraphe d'Horace...", qui est imprimé à la fin de l'ouvrage. Les personnages les plus importants du mesmérisme sont moqués dans l'ouvrage et cités explicitement dans la clé : Puységur, d'Epresmenil, Deslon, Perdiguier ("qui prétendait avoir guéri sept aveugles à son arbre magnétique").... Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes montrant les bacquets magnétiques et une planche de musique hors-texte. Ouvrage attribué à Fortia de Piles, Jourgniac de Saint-Méard et Louis de Boisgelin. Dureau, Notes bibliographiques pour servir à l'histoire du magnétisme animal p. 66 : "Très rare."***** Only edition, very rare. A sharp critic and a bitting satire of mesmerism. 2 copies only in OCLC : Bibliothèque nationale de France and MIT. In-12. Collation : 167, (1) pp., 4 planches h.-t. Maroquin vert, dos orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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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 )

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        (Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook, le Janvier 1779)

      [Paris]: [chez Isabey], circa, 1785. Engraving, 300 x 220 mm (image size), early proof plate without caption, mounted. A fine early proof copy of the French version of Webber's famous image, before the caption has been added. The general tone is light; in later forms the print will appear darker. This version is quite striking.The official account of Cook's third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added 'Mort de Cook' plate. Nonetheless, as in England, there was tremendous interest in Webber's scene, and this accomplished engraving was issued by Claude-Mathieu Fessard, a prominent French engraver and book artist. This interim proof does not have any imprint details, but Joppien & Smith confirm that the finished print was sold by Isabey, in the rue de Ge?vre, Paris.The final print, as published, would include a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption (the print itself was dedicated to Bougainville). A copy of the finished engraving is in the Nan Kivell Collection at the National Library of Australia (NK6565). Beddie knew two copies, in the Mitchell and Dixson collections of the State Library of New South Wales.D.P. Dodd, John Webber and George Carter all produced successful graphic versions, but it is those by John Webber (the official artist on the voyage) and George Carter which became the most familiar and enduring. Fine.

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        Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook, le Janvier 1779.

      [Paris]: [chez Isabey], n.d. but circa, 1785. Engraving, 300 x 220 mm (image size), "Fessard" and "Webber" present as faint scratch signatures. A further near-final proof of the French version before the complete caption has been added and with names in scratch proof form only. The official account of Cook's third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added 'Mort de Cook' plate. Nonetheless, as in England, there was tremendous interest in Webber's scene, and this accomplished engraving was issued by Claude-Mathieu Fessard, a prominent French engraver and book artist. This interim proof does not have any imprint details, but Joppien & Smith confirm that the finished print was sold by Isabey, in the rue de Ge?vre, Paris.The final print, as published, included a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption, while the print itself was dedicated to Bougainville. A copy of the finished engraving is known in the Nan Kivell Collection at the National Library of Australia (NK6565). Beddie knew two copies, in the Mitchell and Dixson collections of the State Library of New South Wales. A similar proof issue is held in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Some browning, but fine and mounted, evidently disbound at some point, with fragments of old thick paper bordering the edges on the reverse.

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        Compleete zak-atlas van de zeventien Nederlandse provinciën, begreepen in XXXI, zeer naauwkeurig en zindelyk in 't koper gebragte kaarten.Amsterdam, Elwe & Langeveld, 1785. 8vo. With double-page engraved title-page, 29 folding engraved maps, 2 folding engraved tables, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary boards, rebacked with modern half calf.

      - Koeman, E & L 1; not in Phillips & LeGear. First edition of a pocket atlas of the Low Countries with attractively coloured maps. The introduction deals with geography in general, and also gives a description of the different parts of the Netherlands. The atlas opens with two distance tables for Dutch cities, followed by a world map, 4 maps of the continents (North and South America together in 1 map), all updated in accordance with the latest discoveries of Captain Cook, and maps of the Low Countries (17 provinces), the Dutch Republic (7 provinces), the Austrian Netherlands (10 provinces, more or less the modern Belgium), and maps of the individual provinces of the Dutch Republic and the Austrian Netherlands. The world map is dated 1785, and the first five maps are normally signed by the engraver A. v. Krefelt. However, his name has been removed on 4 of these 5 maps in this copy.Koeman lists two copies of this atlas, one in the library of the University of Utrecht and another in the library of the Ministry of Defence in The Hague. A second edition appeared in 1786.With 19th century owners' inscriptions by Frederik Hartsuiker and Jantje Hartsuiker. Some water stains and soiling. Reasonable copy.

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        The principles of moral and political philosophy.

      4to., (4) + vii + (1) + xxi + (1) + vi + 657 + (1)pp., including the half-title, contemporary dark green calf with ornately gilt borders, sometime neatly rebacked, with gilt lines and lettered. A very good copy with the mid-19th century armorial bookplate of S.F. Steele Perkins Esq. and the earlier signature of Shirley Perkins on title-page.Publisher: London: printed for R. Faulder.Year: 1785Edition: First edition.

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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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        Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen über den Gebrauch des Magnets in der Arzneykunst. Mit zwo Kupfertafeln. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1785. Oktav. (4), 292 Seiten plus zwei Falttafeln im Anhang. Hardcover / Moderner, wunderbarer Kalbslederband (Halbleder) mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug und Titelschild. Lederverstaerkte Kanten. Diese sehr seltene Originalausgabe in der modernen Bindung wurde aufwendig neu gebunden. Das originale Exlibris des Vorbesitzers "Bernard Axelrod" und das Bookshop Exlibris des Antiquariats in dem der Band erworben wurde ("Occult Books" - Samuel Weiser - New York), sind wieder in dien vorderen Einbanddeckel integriert. Animal magnetism, also known as mesmerism, was the name given by the German doctor Franz Mesmer in the 18th century to what he believed to be an invisible natural force exerted by animals. He believed that the force could have physical effects, including healing. He tried persistently but without success to achieve scientific recognition of his theories.nThe theory attracted numerous followers in Europe and the United States and was popular into the 19th century. Practitioners were often known as magnetizers. For about 75 years from its beginnings in 1779 it was an important speciality in medicine, and continued to have some influence for about another 50 years. Hundreds of books were written on the subject between 1766 and 1925. Today it is almost entirely forgotten. Mesmerism is still practised as a form of alternative medicine in some countries, however magnetic practices are not recognized as part of medical science. (Wikipedia)

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

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

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        The warwoven from Chile.

      London: 1785. Original watercolour on paper with faint outline of engraving, 250 x 360 mm., signed and dated lower right. An original watercolour by the highly regarded artist William Hayes (1727-1799) Despite a complete lack of training in any field, Hayes discovered a natural aptitude for painting birds. His first book, A Natural History of British Birds, 1775, was fifteen years in the making, and many of the birds were drawn from life either during field trips or from specimens he kept in captivity. Others were drawn from specimens sent to him by the Duchess of Portland's birdkeeper. In the mid-1780s Hayes went to live at Southall, a short walk from Osterly Park. Osterly, remodelled by Robert Adam in the 1760s, was owned by the Childs. Like the Duchess of Portland, Sarah Child was an enthusiastic collector of exotic birds. When Horace Walpole visited Osterly Park in 1773, he admired "the menagerie full of birds that came from a 1000 islands, which Mr. Banks has not yet discovered". The Childs commissioned Hayes to paint portraits of a number of their live birds, as did John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich.Following the deaths of Montagu and both Robert and Sarah Child, Hayes was left without a patron and in severe financial straits with ten children to support (of the twenty-one he had fathered). He decided to turn the numerous drawings and more than sixty etched copper plates that he had used for his Rare and Curious Birds Accurately Drawn from Specimens in the Menagery at Osterly Park, into a larger work, which he dedicated to Thomas Pennant, and sold on a subscription basis.The birds Hayes chose to depict demonstrate the taste for New World species that prevailed at the end of the eighteenth century, a taste fuelled by news of recent discoveries - this lovely work of a Chilean bird is a fine example of the exotic. Fine condition.

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        Eight Eighteenth Century Pamphlets Bound as One: (1) The Ghost of Ernest, Great Grandfather of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. With Some Account of his Life. (2) An Essay Towards the Character of Her Late Majesty ... (Truncated)

      1785, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, ... Full Book Title: Eight Eighteenth Century Pamphlets Bound as One: (1) The Ghost of Ernest, Great Grandfather of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. With Some Account of his Life. (2) An Essay Towards the Character of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen-Consort of Great Britain. (3) The Counsellor's Plea for the Divorce of Sir G. D. and Mrs. F. (4) A Letter from the Hon. Thomas Hervey to Sir Thomas Hanmer. (5) The Story of Elizabeth Canning Considered. (6) Virtue Triumphant, or Elizabeth Canning in America. (7) A Further Report from the Committee of Secrecy, Appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Robert, Earl of Orford. (8) Facts Dedicated to Her Majesty. The Female Spy; or Mrs. Tonkin's Journey through France, in the Late War. (1) The Ghost of Ernest, Great Grandfather of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. With Some Account of his Life: 1757. xxviii + 64pp. Printed for J. Whiston and B. White, and R. and J. Dodsley, London. Corner of pre-title torn, with loss. (2) An Essay Towards the Character of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen-Consort of Great Britain: 1738. 46pp. Printed for J. and P. Knapton, London. Third Edition. (3) The Counsellor's Plea for the Divorce of Sir G. D. and Mrs. F.: 1715. 33pp. Sold by R. Burleigh, London. (4) A Letter from the Hon. Thomas Hervey to Sir Thomas Hanmer: 1741. 60pp. Printed for the Author, and sold by J. H., London. Internal tear and marking to final page, text remains legible. (5) The Story of Elizabeth Canning Considered: 1753. 53pp. Printed for M. Cooper, London. With Remarks on what has been called, A Clear State of Her Case, by Mr. Fielding; and Answers to the several Arguments and Suppositions of that Writer. (6) Virtue Triumphant, or Elizabeth Canning in America: 1757. 78pp. Lacks title page. Marking to final page. (7) A Further Report from the Committee of Secrecy, Appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Robert, Earl of Orford: 1742. 132pp. Printed for T. Leech, London. Contains fold-out table. (8) Facts Dedicated to Her Majesty. The Female Spy; or Mrs. Tonkin's Journey through France, in the Late War: 1785. 48pp. Undertaken by the express order of the Rt. Hon. Charles James Fox, Secretary of State. Printed for and Sold by the Authoress. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. Contents in ink to front end paper. Hinges cracked. Main text block remains firmly bound. Spine, worn at top and base, coming loose from binding. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges browned. Corners bumped. Covers worn. This pamphlets here bound together were published over the period 1715 - 1785. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; 18th century; Inventory No: 19163.

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        Troisième voyage de Cook, ou voyage a l'océan Pacifique

      Edition originale.bindings en plein veau granité d'époque. spine à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin havane.  Hôtel de Thou A Paris 1785 In-4 (19,5x26cm) (8) cxxxij, 437pp. (3) et (4) 422pp. et (4) 488pp. et (4) 552pp. (2) 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés

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         Les admirables secrets d'Albert le Grand, contenant plusieurs traités sur la conception des femmes, des vertus des herbes, des pierres précieuses & des animaux. Augmenté d'un abrégé curieux de physionomie... etc.

      Lyon, chez les héritiers de Béringos fratres, 1785, in 16, de XII-275 pp., ill. de 5 gravures h.t. in fine, pl. vélin blanc moderne genre ancien, pièce de titre rouge, petite restauration au feuillet de titre sinon bel exemplaire. Recherché. Cette édition contient 13 chapitres sur les secrets des femmes, les vertus des herbes, des pierres précieuses, 800 secrets faciles à éprouver, une table des dominations des astres et des planètes.. un traité des fientes... ¶ Caillet n°132 (autres éditions) "Edition rare de ce livre fort recherché" - Pas dans Dorbon.

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        Reise nach dem Stillen Ocean, auf Befehl des Königs von Grosbritannien... Cook, Clarke und Gore, in den Schiffen Resolution und Discovery...

      Frankfurt an der Oder: Carl Gottlieb Strauß, 1785. Octavo, large folding map and three folding plates, contemporary half calf over speckled paper boards, banded spine gilt with red morocco label. Very rare: this abridged German translation is based on the official account of Cook's third voyage, and would appear to be the first third voyage account printed in Germany. It would be interesting to learn more about this mysterious title, not least because of the provincial imprint: Frankfurt an der Oder is a relatively small city east of Berlin (and not to be confused with the larger city of Frankfurt am Main). It is possible to speculate that there may be a tentative connection with the Forsters, because the publisher Carl Gottlieb Strauß had only recently issued the first edition of Johann Forster's Geschichte der Entdeckungen und Schiffahrten im Norden (1784).The introduction is by the printer of this work, Carl Gottlieb Strauß, and is dated 26 March 1785. Strauß comments that the work was prepared for the journal Historische Portefeuille ("Historical Portfolio") but that the piece ran too long to be included. Forbes notes: 'a very rare abridged edition of Cook's Third Voyage. The credits under the map and the engraved plates, "Zum histor. Portfeuille Jahrg. 1785," suggest that this text was originally part of a larger series (exact title unknown to me). The copy examined is in contemporary mottled paper boards. The plates are reduced adaptations of the Webber plates.' Forbes further notes that none of the three plates depict Hawaiian scenes; rather, there are quite accomplished versions of the Kamchatkan sled, a Tahitian dance, and two portraits (on a single plate) of a man and woman of Unalaska.The map shows the Pacific Ocean with the voyage track marked: it is similar in size and detail to the chart included in editions of Rickman, but whatever its basis, is newly engraved for this edition.The only copy recorded by Forbes is at the University of Washington, Seattle; Worldcat underlines the rarity of this edition, listing copies at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and the University of Göttingen. This edition is not in the catalogue of the Kroepelien collection, but is confirmed as the 'earliest German version of the account' in the note for item 210. Extensive contemporary manuscript notes to endpapers, a little toned; a very good copy in contemporary half calf over speckled paper boards, bumped.

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        JOURNAL ACROSS The ATLANTICK. No 1. From June 3rd to July the 30th 1785. A Recopied Journal. [Manuscript Journal]

      1785. Unpaginated, though 40 pp. 1st & last leaf blank, with 2 quarters of an unidentified watermark visible. Vertical chain-lines. 6-1/8" x 4" [15.8 cm x 10 cm]. Wrappers neatly rebacked and resewn; occasional neat correction to text or small ink spot. VG .

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        Pièces intéressantes et peu connues, pour servir à l'histoire et à la littérature. Nouvelle édition.

      - Bruxelles & Paris, Prault, 1785-1790. 8 volumes in-12, reliure de l'époque demi-veau brun, dos ornés (ors légèrement différents pour les deux derniers volumes), tranches rouges (reliure un peu frottée). Chiffre couronné doré en pied du dos. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Du fait de notre participation au Salon international du livre de New York, les expéditions ne se pourront faire qu'après le 15 mars. Merci de votre compréhension et de votre patience. *** Due to our participation to the New York International Book Fair, books won't be able to be shipped until after March 15. Thank you for your understanding and your patience. *** Langue : Français

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        Das Basedowische Elementarwerk.: Ein Vorrath der besten Erkenntnisse zum Lernen, Lehren, Wiederholen und Nachdenken.

      Leipzig, S.L. Crusius, 1785. - 3 Bde. in 1 Bd. 8°. HLdr. im Stil d.Zt. m. RSchild. Wegehaupt 80; Doderer I, 109ff.; Seebaß II, 106 (nur Bd. 3). - Zweite, völlig überarbeitete und endgültige Fassung des "Elementarwerks" von 1774. - Basedow (1724-1790) wirkte "durch sein "Elementarwerk" bahnbrechend für den Typus der bebilderten Elementar- und Unterrichtswerke, der Sach-, Sachbilder- und Realienbücher." (Doderer). - Minimal braunfl., die letzten Seiten stärker fl., tls. m. Sporen, Register m. einigen kl. hinterlegten Fehlstellen am Innenrand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Fragmens sur l'électricité humaine Premier mémoire, contenant les motifs et les moyens d'augmenter et de diminuer le fluide électrique du corps humain dans les maladies qui l'exigent. Second mémoire, contenant des recherches sur la cause de la mort des personnes foudroyées...

      Amsterdam & à Paris, chez Méquignon, 1785, in 12, de XII-108pp. & 5pp., demi-basane époque, dos lisse orné. Rare. Retz a fait partie de l'expédition de La Fayette aux Etats-Unis. A son retour, il est nommé médecin de la marine à Rochefort. Il s'est intéressé à l'électricité et au magnétisme animal, mais a pris position contre les théories de Mesmer. On trouve de nombreuses références à Benjamin Franklin dans la seconde partie consacrée à la foudre. ¶ Dezeimeris III.798 - Pas dans Crabtree ni Mottelay.

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        Poems by William Cowper of the Inner Temple.

      London: J. Johnson, 1782-, 1785. Two volumes, octavo; early ownership inscription on title of volume two, a handsome set in attractive nineteenth-century calf. First edition, issue without preface. The first edition of volume one was published separately in 1782 as Poems, the first edition of volume two appeared separately in 1785 as The Task. Poems was quietly received, "the acuter critics alone perceived the frequent force of his writing, his quiet humour, and his fine touches of criticism" (DNB). The Task was an immediate success, making him the foremost English poet of the day. "In the 'Task', his playfulness, his exquisite appreciation of simple natural beauties, and his fine moral perceptions found full expression" (DNB). Light foxing.

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