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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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        Works. 14 Bände.

      Ca. 290 bis 400 S. je Band. Mit lithographischer Tafel in Band III und gestochenem Porträt in Band XIV. 8 (18,5 x 13 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei Rückenschildern sowie goldgeprägten Supralibros auf allen Deckeln. Erste rechtmäßige Gesamtausgabe, komplett in 14 Bänden, vom Autor selbst herausgegeben und teils überarbeitet und erweitert. Eine nicht autorisierte Werkausgabe erschien parallel in Boston bei Ticknor and Fields. - Alle Bände mit Reihentitel "De Quincey's works", erschien auch mit Reihentitel "Selections grave and gay, from writings published and unpublished", nur Band X (Classic records) hier mit einem weiteren Bandtitel mit Untertitel "stereotype edition" und Edinburgh als zweitem Verlagsort. - Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) ist am bekanntesten für seine "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" (hier Band V). - Teils papierbedingt gering gebräunt, vereinzelt wenig fleckig, das Porträt mit Wasserrand in der unteren Ecke, die Vorsätze mit Leimschatten in den Ecken. Die Einbände etwas berieben und gering bestoßen, die Gelenke teils etwas brüchig oder eingerissen, aber noch alle Deckel fest verbunden. Gute, dekorative Reihe. - Aus der schottischen "Signet Library", alle Deckel mit den entsprechenden Supralibros, die vorderern Innendeckel jeweils mit Signaturetikett. *Lowndes 2026.

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        ????????? [Dai niji Taiko H?dai no tatakai], [The Second Battle of the Dagu Forts]....

      No date. Late Edo. Manuscript in black and red ink on two joined sheets. Illustrated 80 x 27.5cm. Stained along upper edge and occasionally extending into the text, some minor insect damage. This neatly executed pen and ink illustration shows the Second Battle of the Dagu Forts guarding the mouth of the river leading to Tientsin during the Second Opium War in which the Anglo-French force was comprehensively defeated and was forced to retreat. The Japanese text incorrectly says "Guiliang prepared the treaty with 56 articles in Shanghai" whereas of course this should read "in Tianjin".Guiliang (1785-1862) the Chinese Imperial Commissioner had in July 1858 been party to the first Treaty of Tianjin with Russia, America, England and France. In this treaty it was stated that these foreign powers had the right to enter Peking to ratify the treaty in 1859. The Chinese recognising what a disaster this would be, over the months that followed the writing of the treaty, tried to change this part of the agreement without success. When an Anglo-French fleet tried to force their way into the river to get to Tianjin, and thence to Peking, having met little resistance in 1858, this second time they were met with unexpected and great opposition and obliged to withdraw. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157030)....

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         Essai sur la noblesse des Basques pour servir d'introduction à l'histoire générale de ces peuples. Rédigé sur les mémoires d'un militaire basque par un Ami de la Nation

      à Pau, de l'imp. de J.P. Vignancour, 1785, in 8°, de 254pp., demi-veau blond moderne genre ancien, dos lisse orné de lyres dorées, p. de t. lèg. frottée, jolie rel. pastiche signée Devauchelle, qq. mouillures aux derniers ff. et deux petites restaurations angulaires. (nbr. cachets ex-libris Louis Lamaison, de Saint Palais; et ex-libris moderne Dominique Goytino en tête) Edition originale de ce très rare ouvrage, un des premiers consacrés à l'histoire des Basques. Il a été rédigé par Dom Sanadon, principal du collège de Pau, et qui fut un évêque constitutionnel des Basses Pyrénées puis député à la Convention. L'ouvrage est en fait une compilation extraite de l'Histoire des Basques du chevalier J. Ph. Bela, colonel du régiment de Royal-Cantabre, oeuvre inédite dont le manuscrit est conservé à la Bibliothèque Nationale. ¶ Très peu d'exemplaires dans les Bibliothèques publiques : cat. CCFR 3ex. seulement (Pau, Bordeaux, Rouen) - cat. KVK 3 ex. (Cambridge, Berlin, Harvard, New York PL)

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         La Lorgnette philosophique trouvée par un R.P. Capucin sous les Arcades du Palais-Royal, & présentée au public, par un célibataire.

      à Londres, & Paris, chez l'auteur, 1785, 2 parties in 12, de 168 & 168pp., demi-veau époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, petits coins vélin, premier plat frappé aux armes du Comte Charles de Mandre (1805-1875), avec son ex-libris gravé en tête, qq. rousseurs. Seconde édition du texte, mais la première sous ce titre. C'est le second ouvrage imprimé du célèbre gastronome et amphitryon. Restif de La Bretonne le considérait comme excellent. Grimod en faisait la lecture à ses amis lors de ses déjeuners philosophiques du mercredi dits "semi-nutritifs" et qui réunissaient dix-sept convives. De nombreux écrivains assistaient à ces repas extravagants : Restif, Beaumarchais, les Chénier, Palissot, Fontanes, Collin d'Harleville etc... La postérité l'a retenu comme un des pères fondateurs de la gastronomie occidentale moderne. ¶ Oberlé Fastes de Bacchus & de Comus n°132 - Quérard Fr. litt. III.482.

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        [Op. 9]. Six Sonates Pour Violons dediés A Son Excellence Monseigneur le Comte Oginsky... Œuvre [9]... Nota de la Premier [!Premiere] et la Sixieme Sonate le premier Violon doit être Accordé Suivant l'accord qui est indiqué a la tête de ces deux Sonates. Prix 9 livres. [Score]...

      Paris: Sieber [without PN], [1782-1785]. Folio. Modern red marbled boards with dark red morocco label to spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-37, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's signature to lower right corner of title. Somewhat worn, browned and soiled; stains to title; final leaf stained and slightly dampstained at lower right corner; pages [1]-2 frayed at outer margin. First Edition. BUC p. 627. Hirsch III, 374. RISM L2793 (3 copies only in the U.S., at the University of Michigan, San Francisco State University, and the New York Public Library). The catalogue to p. [1] is identical with Johansson facs. 111 (1782), which, according to Johansson, p. 149, was used until 1785. "Lolli had little if any formal training in composition... his works compare favourably with those of many other 18th-century violinist composers who, regardless of talent, were expected to provide their own repertory... The Six sonates pour violons op.9 (c1785) are of special interest, both in style and in technique. Their harmonic structure and design show his growing awareness of the Classical style. One finds passages for the G string only, examples of scordatura (nos. l and 6), harmonics, daring leaps and changes of register and cadenza-like interpolations." Albert Mell in Grove Music Online....

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        Elogio del Capitano Giacomo Cook ... Elogy of Captain James Cook composed and publickly recited before the Royal Academy of Florence.

      Florence: Printed for Gaetano Cambiagi, Printer of his Royal Highness, 1785. Quarto, with titles in Italian and English facing, each with engraved vignette of the Royal Society Cook Medal, unpressed and unopened, a tall and handsome copy in black polished calf antique. Rare, eccentric, but beautiful eulogy of Cook. This prose essay honouring the life and voyages of the navigator in florid style would have greatly embarrassed him. Describing his achievements in purple tones, 'this prodigy of nature' is lauded for his mapping of the St Lawrence, to which the author ascribes much of General Wolfe's successes. Each of the three voyages of discovery is described in some detail, while Cook, like many sailors a non-swimmer, is given powers that he never possessed: 'From his infancy he was accustomed to the useful practice of swimming, and could cleave the waves of the Ocean with the facility of its inhabitants'.Although the poem exhibits a particular interest in the exotic islands of Tahiti and Hawaii, as well as the sometimes violent interactions in New Zealand, the work does include a particularly attractive passage on Cook's grounding on a reef and subsequent beaching at Endeavour River.Gianetti was professor of anatomy at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, and well-known as a dilettante poet and friend of English poets such as Hester Lynch Piozzi. The English translation is signed R.M., that is, the English poet Robert Merry, who wrote under the pseudonym Della Crusca, and was the great English literary figure in Tuscany at this time. This work could be compared with Merry's own Ode on Rodney's defeat of De Grasse in the West Indies (1782), which appeared accompanied by a French translation by Sir Wogan Browne and an Italian translation by Gianetti himself (Brian Moloney, 'The Della Cruscan Poets', MLR, January 1965, p. 50).This is a beautifully printed book in the best Italian eighteenth-century traditions, much in the style of Bodoni, using elegant roman and italic types, classically composed within ruled borders. The dedication is to Sir Horace Mann, then English ambassador to the Court of Tuscany. A little dusted and one leaf with small marginal tear.

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and round the World...

      London: G.G.J. Robinson, 1785. Two volumes, quarto, with ten engraved plates and a folding map; an excellent copy in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked. Sparrman's account of his travels in Africa with an account of experiences on Cook's second voyage: this is the first English version, here in its second and most complete edition, with corrections and revisions: "a new and revised edition... apparently the best of the editions of the English version" (Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue). Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster offered him a place on the expedition as assistant naturalist: "As two Swedes, Dr. Solander and Mr. Spoering, with singular credit to themselves and advantage to science, had before undertaken a voyage to New Holland, &c. and so round the world, I could not help wishing that a Swede likewise might have the opportunity of making a visit to the south pole, and the continent supposed to be in the vicinity of it... ".Based on the 1783 Swedish original, this English version, which was widely read and translated, remains the only eighteenth-century text by this member of the second voyage, and the only English language version until the Golden Cockerel Press translation of the entire work.Much of the book is a narrative of travels in Africa with emphasis on its flora and fauna (and a remarkable series of plates on termites and their habitations), but Sparrman also includes an interesting account of the Cook voyage in the first volume - as Hocken notes: "Hairsbreadth escape from collision of the two ships, not mentioned elsewhere. Shocking details as to the food on board. Described the plants which Georg Forster drew... Both interesting and amusing... ". The voyage revisited various Tasman and Quiros discoveries, and Sparrman also mentions their sighting of Norfolk Island, "the first discovery the English made beyond the tropics. We landed upon it, and found it uninhabited... "

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         Recueil d'observations et de faits relatifs au magnétisme animal présenté à l'auteur de cette découverte et publié par la Société de Guienne.

      Paris, chez les marchands de nouveautés, & à Bordeaux, chez Paul Pallandre le jeune, 1785, in 8°, de 2ff. 168pp., demi-percal. bleue début XIXe, bel exemplaire avec un ex-dono du Comte Maxime de Puységur "à mon fils Anatole, à Bordeaux, ce quinze mars 1841" Edition originale rare de ce recueil d'expériences de la Société de l'Harmonie de Guienne, avec une lettre à Mesmer, et des relations de cures opérées à Bordeaux et à Bayonne. A la fin se trouve la liste des membres de la Société de l'Harmonie de Guienne: Président le Cte Maxime de Puységur (auteur de l'ex-dono), le Dr Archbold auteur du présent recueil, les Dr. Pradelle et Fitzgibbon, M. Duval d'Espremesnil conseiller au Parlement, l'abbé Pouzoulat fondé de pouvoir de M. Mesmer, le Vicomte Duhamel etc... ¶ Crabtree n°120 (erreur sur le nom Archbold, n'a visiblement pas vu d'exemplaire) - Caillet n°371 "Intéressant rapport de l'une des sociétés fondées en province, à l'instar de la Société de l'Harmonie de Paris". - Pas dans Dorbon - Barbier IV.54.

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        Sammelband - Volume with seven (7) separate works bound together - [Early Dublin Printing]. The volume contains: I. Augustus Kotzebue - The Corsicans - A Drama, In Four Acts. Dublin, Burnside, 1799. 97 pages. / II. John O'Keefe - Modern Antiques or The Merry Mourners, A Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1792. 39 pages / III. Mr. Pearce - Hartford Bridge, or The Skirts of The Camp, An Operatic Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Byrne, 1793. 47 pages. / IV. John O'Keefe - Patrick In Prussia or Love in a Camp, a Comic Opera in Two Acts. Dublin, Perrin, 1786. 35 pages. / V. John O'Keefe - The Little Hunch-Back or A Frolic in Bagdad, a Farce in Two Acts. Dublin, Chamberlaine and others, 1790. 67 pages. / VI. Frederick Pilon - Barataria or Sancho Turn'd Governor, A Farce. Dublin, Wilkinson, Walker, White and others, 1785. 36 pages. / Thomas Hurlstone - Just In Time, A Comic Opera in Three Acts. Dublin, Wogan, Byrns, Moore, Jones and Rice, 1793. 69 pages. //

      Dublin, 1785-1799. 17.7 x 11cm. Pagination. The fragile volume in a world class recent Solander Box by George Bayntun, Bath (half calf with paper covered boards). Binding nearly splt at spine. Needs repair. All works inside in excellent condition. Exlibris of Richard Buxton on pastedown.

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        A Digest of the Laws of England, By the Right Honourable Sir John Comyns, Knight; Late Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Continued down to the present Time, By a Gentleman of the Inner Temple. Five Volumes [complete]. Cowley 272

      Printed for Luke White, Dame-Street. The sole Irish edition of "[t]he last of the great common law abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the scientifically arranged modern abridgment. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, one label chipped and one joint cracking but firm, one leaf misbound, else quite an attractive set; the Taussig copy. Printed for Luke White, Dame-Street, Dublin, 1785.

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        The History of John Gilpin, as related by the late Mr. Henderson. Shewing how he went farther than he intended, and came home safe at last.

      Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall-Street, and sold by all other Booksellers. [1785?] 15, [1]p ad., titlepage woodcut. 8vo. Sewn as issued; rather foxed, titlepage browned.ESTC N32939, Huntington only. Russell 184 dates this c1785, however it is probably slightly later as John Henderson died in Dec. 1785. Henderson's performance of John Gilpin was proclaimed to be 'marvellous' by Samuel Rogers in his Table-Talk

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        Miscellaneous Tracts, by the late William Bowyer, Printer, and several of his Learned Friends; including Letters on Literary Subjects, by Mr. Markland, Mr. Clarke, etc., etc. Collected and Illustrated with Occasional Notes, by John Nichols, Printer.

      London: Printed by and for the Editor, 1785. First Edition. 4to. Superb Edwards of Halifax style Etruscan binding, early reback with original spine laid back on, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Corners frayed, boards and extremities rubbed. A collection of literary (and printing based) anecdotes and musings. Shows beautifully.

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        GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI (1720 - 1778). "A Uno de' Fianchi dell' Urna". Eine Seitenwand der Urne Kaiser Seversu Alexanders. Unten sechszeilige Inschrift.

      - Radierung mit Kaltnadel sign. "Piranesi Archit. dis. et inc. Barbault scolpi le figure", um 1785, 35 x 51 cm. Focillon 257; Calcografia 84; Wilton-Ely 392; Ficacci 249. - Aus: "Le anticita Romane opera di Gianbattista Piranesi", Bd. 2 (von 4). Das vierbändige Tafelwerk erlebte drei Auflagen (1756, 1784 und 1785). - Breitrandig.

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        Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1808. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map by C. van Baarsel after Sarychev, 10 engraved folding plates, 5 hand-coloured aquatint plates and a folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      - Arctic Bibliography 37226; Chavanne 3993; Howes S-115; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 313; NCC (6 copies); not in Landwehr, Coloured Plates. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of Captain Sarychev's account of the Russian geographic and scientific expedition through eastern Siberia and the North Pacific (1785-1793) under the command of Joseph Billings. It's one of the fundamental and early books on the Aleutian Islands and particularly on Unalaska. This Dutch edition was translated by Nicolaes Messchaert, from the German translation of Johann Heinrich Busse after the original Russian edition published in 1802. The Billings-Sarychev Expedition was Russia's reaction on the economic and political threat of Captain Cook's third voyage (1776-1780). Catherine II the Great almost immediately commissioned the expedition to the North Pacific under the command of Joseph Billings, an Englishman who accompanied Cook on his voyage. The binding of the first volume with slightly worn corners, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Geschichte unseres Erdkörpers, von den ersten Zeiten der Schöpfung und des Chaos an : und den Revolutionen desselben durch Vulkane, Erdbeben und Ueberschwemmungen.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig 1785. VIII + 191 s. Foldet kobberstukket plansje som frontispiece. Samtidig pappbind. Ryggen litt skrapet. Contemporary paperbinding. 1 folding engraved plate as frontispiece. Spine rubbed.

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        A PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER, THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK, AND THEIR SUBURBS’. Large plan of London with figurative cartouche. Extent: Islington, Stepney, Newington, Hyde Park. Engraved by W. Palmer and published by

      William Faden February 7, 1785 - 50x70cm. Full recent hand colour. Excellent condition. Rare London plan. Howgegeo 180.

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        Commemorative medal for the departure of the La Pérouse expedition

      Paris: Benjamin Duvivier, 1785. In good condition.. Bronze medal, 60 mm; obverse portrait of Louis XVI; reverse 10-line caption within laurel-wreath borders. An excellent example of the bronze version of the rare medal issued to commemorate the departure of the La Pérouse expedition. The medal was designed by the celebrated Benjamin Duvivier, chief engraver at the French mint until 1791. This is the scarcer of two versions of the medal, with an extended caption noting the departure of the expedition: another version was much simpler. Altogether 100 medals, some of them silver, were carried on the voyage, as opposed to 600 examples of a simpler version with just the king's bust portrait. How many more were issued for distribution in France is not known, but judging by present rarity it cannot have been a large number. The appearance of the silver and bronze versions is effectively identical (although there are small discrepancies in Duvivier's name beneath the bust). On the obverse is a bust of Louis XVI; on the reverse, within a laurel wreath, 'LES FREGATES / DU ROI DU FRANCE / LA BOUSSOLE / ET L'ASTROLABE / COMMANDEES PAR M.M. / DE LA PEROUSE / ET DE LANGLE / PARTIES DU PORT / DE BREST / EN JUIN 1785'. We have also noted two issues of this version: a previous medal that we handled had the obverse bust of Louis signed in very small letters 'Duvivier fecit 1778', implying that the medal was based on pre-existing stock. A close examination of the present example has the signature but the date has been deliberately obscured.Although the voyage was primarily one of scientific discovery, it also had explicit 'Political and Commercial Objects' (Spate, Paradise Found and Lost, p. 157); thus the minting of medals for trade with the South Sea islanders was obviously thought to be expedient. Indeed, the official accounts of the voyage include a staggering array of goods and baubles, taken along as gifts or for exchange. It includes a total of 700 medals, the first 600 the simple medals in bronze and silver with only the effigy of the king, and 100 more elaborate medals, as here, which also give details of the voyage. This rarer category is listed as 'Médailles d'argent ou de bronze, à effigie du roi, avec l'inscription portant les noms des bâtiments et l'époque du voyage, les unes avec des chaînes de même métal, les autres sans chaînes, 100'.

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        Commemorative medal for the departure of the La Pérouse expedition.

      Paris: Benjamin Duvivier, 1785. Bronze medal, 60 mm; obverse portrait of Louis XVI; reverse 10-line caption within laurel-wreath borders. An excellent example of the bronze version of the rare medal issued to commemorate the departure of the La Pérouse expedition. The medal was designed by the celebrated Benjamin Duvivier, chief engraver at the French mint until 1791. This is the scarcer of two versions of the medal, with an extended caption noting the departure of the expedition: another version was much simpler. Altogether 100 medals, some of them silver, were carried on the voyage, as opposed to 600 examples of a simpler version with just the king's bust portrait. How many more were issued for distribution in France is not known, but judging by present rarity it cannot have been a large number. The appearance of the silver and bronze versions is effectively identical (although there are small discrepancies in Duvivier's name beneath the bust). On the obverse is a bust of Louis XVI; on the reverse, within a laurel wreath, 'LES FREGATES / DU ROI DU FRANCE / LA BOUSSOLE / ET L'ASTROLABE / COMMANDEES PAR M.M. / DE LA PEROUSE / ET DE LANGLE / PARTIES DU PORT / DE BREST / EN JUIN 1785'. We have also noted two issues of this version: a previous medal that we handled had the obverse bust of Louis signed in very small letters 'Duvivier fecit 1778', implying that the medal was based on pre-existing stock. A close examination of the present example has the signature but the date has been deliberately obscured.Although the voyage was primarily one of scientific discovery, it also had explicit 'Political and Commercial Objects' (Spate, Paradise Found and Lost, p. 157); thus the minting of medals for trade with the South Sea islanders was obviously thought to be expedient. Indeed, the official accounts of the voyage include a staggering array of goods and baubles, taken along as gifts or for exchange. It includes a total of 700 medals, the first 600 the simple medals in bronze and silver with only the effigy of the king, and 100 more elaborate medals, as here, which also give details of the voyage. This rarer category is listed as 'Médailles d'argent ou de bronze, à effigie du roi, avec l'inscription portant les noms des bâtiments et l'époque du voyage, les unes avec des chaînes de même métal, les autres sans chaînes, 100'. In good condition.

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        FRANCE – ROAD ATLAS: L'indicateur Fidèle, ou Guide des Voyageurs, qui enseigne Toutes les Routes Royales et Particulières de la France, routes levées topographiquement dès le commencement de ce siècle, et assujetties à une graduation géométrique, contenant toutes les villes, tous les bourgs, villages, hameaux, fermes, châteaux, abbayes, communautés, eglises, chapelles, et autres maisons religieuses, les moulins, les hôtelleries, les justices, et les limites des provinces; les fleuves, les rivières, les ruisseaux, les etangs, les marais, les ponts, les gués, les montagnes, les bois, les jardins, les parcs, les avenues, et les prairies traversés par les grandes routes etc. Accompagné d'un itinéraire instructif et raisonné sur chaque route, qu

      Paris: Chez Desnos Rue St-Jacques à l'Enseigne du Globe 1785 - Large 8° (28 x 22.5 cm / 9 x 11 inches): Collation Complete: 1f. (Title), 1f. (Dedication), 20 double-page maps (7 folding, extra-size) with original outline hand colour (some maps printed on light blue paper), 15 pp. ‘Coup-d'oeil général sur la France par M. Brion’; 17 pp. ‘Prospectus du Guide des voyageurs’ and ‘Catalogue alphabétique des routes royales et particulières de la France’), bound to style in modern paper wrappers with original vellum spine (Condition: Very Good, maps overall clean and crisp with lovely original colour on fine paper, only very slight loss to text in lower margins of Sheet VI (Paris-Champagne-Strasbourg map) and an old burn mark to bottom centre of Sheet IX (Picardie map); some light staining to some pages mostly confined to margins, paper loss to lower left corner of last page with no loss to text, filled with patch of old paper). A fine example of Michel & Desnos’ important and highly attractive road atlas of France, plus external routes as far as Amsterdam and Vienna, made shortly before the French Revolution. This lovely work is one of the finest French road atlases ever made, featuring accurate, detailed, skillfully designed and attractively coloured route maps covering all of Metropolitan France, plus external routes to Amsterdam and Vienna. The atlas is the result of almost a decade of labour on the part of the engineer Claude-Sidoine Michel, the civil engineer associated with the Royal Observatory of Paris. The maps were carefully designed and engraved under the supervision of the prominent cartographer Louis-Charles Desnos. The atlas features 2 general maps of France, which contextualize the subsequent 18 routes maps. Each of the route maps depicts a different corridor leading from Paris to a key centre, with each featuring all significant cities and towns with the roads that link them. The quality of the design and colouring is exceptionally high, with the roads highlighted in a yellow hue; each urban centre coloured in splash of red; while forests assume a light green; while all major bodies of water are outlined in a brilliant aquamarine wash; in all, typical of the resplendent Parisian palette of the mid-18th Century. Beyond that, some of the maps are printed on the type of attractive fine light blue paper favoured during the period. Following the 20 maps, the work includes a 15 pp. dictionary of the major places featured in the atlas, ‘Coup-d'oeil général sur la France par M. Brion’, compiled by the prominent geographer Louis Brion de la Tour (1743 - 1803). Following that is a 2 page prospectus for a travel guide proposed to be published by Desnos, ‘Prospectus du Guide des voyageurs’, and, finally, a 15 page gazetteer of the place names featured in the atlas, ‘Catalogue alphabétique des routes royales et particulières de la France’. Historical Context - In the mid-18th Century, France took infrastructure seriously (as it does today) – and had the best road system of any large European nation. For over a century, since the times of Colbert and Vauban, the royal government had taken the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges as a priority. On a related note, France also had by far the world’s best civil engineers, a role consolidated by the recent foundation of the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (1747). In spite of France’s estimable road system, the nation lacked an accurate and easy-to-use road atlas, available to the general public. In 1754, Claude-Sidoine Michel, an engineer associated with the prestigious Royal Observatory of Paris, decided to remedy the situation. Over the next decade, he compiled accurate maps of the nation’s major roads. In 1765, Michel collaborated with the prominent Parisian map publisher Louis-Charles Desnos to print the first edition of the L'indicateur Fidèle. The atlas proved to be highly popular and was published in four subsequent editions, with the present example being of the fifth (and final) edition of 1785. Owing to the advent of

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        Real Cédula de Ereccion de la Compañía de Filipinas de 10 de marzo de 1785

      Madrid: Joaquin Ibarra, [1785]. Recent half morocco.. Ownership signature on frontisp. Copy washed. Lacks final blank f.. "In the latter part of the 18th century the Bourbon kings in Madrid and their reformist advisers acknowledged that Spain's indifference to the development of her farthest possession had become anachronistic and economically insupportable. The Royal Philippine Company, established in 1785, was one of a series of initiatives designed to stimulate Philippine agriculture and industry and to transform Manila from a modest, tightly restricted entrepôt for the Acapulco galleon into a thriving emporium from where Philippine and other Asian products would be shipped directly to the Peninsula in exchange for imports from Spain and Europe. In its charter the Company was awarded a twenty-five year monopoly of the direct Cadiz-Manila traffic . . (until) its demise in 1834, the year in which the port of Manila was formally opened to foreign vessels" (Jim Richardson, Philippines [World Bibl. Series, v. 106], p. 53). Palau XV, 249957. Pardo de Tavera 2079. British Library STC of 18th century books, S662. Ruiz Lasala 0784. Medina, Bibliografia espanola de las islas filipinas, 538.

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        Typographical antiquities: or an historical account of the origin and progress of printing in Great Britain and Ireland: containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of books printed by them, from the year MCCCCLXXI to the year MDC. Begun by the late Joseph Ames, . Considerably augmented, both in the memoirs and number of books, by William Herbert, . In three volumes. [ 3 volumes, complete set ]

      Printed for the editor, and sold by Mr. T. Payne and Son, Mr. Benjamin White, Mr. L. Davis, Mr. Dodsley, Mr. Robson, Mr. Nichol, Mess. Leigh and Soleby [sic], Mr. Collins, and the rest of the booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland, . London, edition, 1785-1790 - 3 vols, modern half-calf and marbled boards, leather spine-labels and gilt decoration, top edges gilt, 4to, complete with list of subscribers, 3 portraits, and 8 specimens of printing on 7 plates. According to Bigmore & Wyman: "The Typographical Antiquities is the great storehouse for the History of English Printing. The original edition [of 1749], for the time in which it appeared, is a very complete undertaking. Herbert was no less industrious than the original compiler, and from the many more sources of information opened to him than were available to Ames, he extended the work [in his second edition of 1785-1790] to three volumes. Nor did his industry stop there, as is evidenced by his copy of the book, now in the library of the British Museum, interleaved, and bound in six volumes, with a very large number of additions in manuscript. This copy was formerly in the possession of Dr. T. F. Dibdin, and was used by him in his enlarged edition of Ames - a work the magnificent promise of which he never fulfilled. The four volumes of Dibdin's edition [of 1810-1819] describe only the printers of London, so that both Herbert's and Dibdin's editions are necessary to the student." Esdaile wrote: "[the] whole study was put on a new basis by the great work of William Herbert. Herbert had acquired Ames's book and materials, and in 1785-90 he brought out his new and vastly enlarged and improved edition of it, based on personal examination of all the books he could see - and he had a fine library at Cheshunt,- on researches in the manuscript Stationers' Registers, and on infinite correspondence with like-minded men. His book is conceived from the typographical rather than from the literary side. English printers from Caxton to 1600 are arranged chronologically; a memoir is given to each, and is followed by a list of the productions of his press, pretty fully described. After Westminster and London printers follow those of the provinces, then Scotland and Ireland, then printers of English books printed overseas. It is difficult to praise Herbert too highly. Many of the books he recorded have since vanished again, and he is our only evidence for them." Vol I: [4] (Title-page, dedication page), i-xii (preface), xiii-xliv [sc xliii] (Memoirs of Ames by Gough) [4] (list of subscribers -3, explanation of asterisks-1); [1]-684 (text), [2] (index of printers, verso blank); frontispiece portrait of Ames, after preface : engraved head of Ames; after asterisks: specimen of Caxton's letter, portrait of Caxton; between 116 and 117: specimen wynkyn printing of 1491, between 238 and 239: colln old eng printers' marks; between 306 and 307 specimen of Guillam Jaques psalterium; Vol II: 685-1308 (text), [2], (index of printers); Vol III: 1309-1875 (text), [1] directions to binder; between pp 1385 and 1386 specimens Oxford and Cambridge printing; between 1410 and 1411 specimen Caieni pergamentis; between 1430 and 1431 specimen St Albans printing. A handsomely-bound set. Tiny conjoined initials perforated stamp "LC" at foot of first page of preface in Vol I and foot of title-pages in Vols II and III. Gutter margin of frontispiece portarit of Ames is stained and there is some offsetting from the plates. A few leaves show mild foxing and/or soiling but generally this is a Very Good clean set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Du mal vertébral, ou de l'impotence des extrémités inférieures, qui reconnaît pour cause un vice de la colonne épinière, avec le moyen de la guérir

      (4), XX et 48 pages Paris, Méquignon l'aîné, 1785, in-8, (4), XX et 48 pages, reliure moderne à la bradel à partir d'un vélin de remploi, dos lisse, titre manuscrit en rouge et noir, Première édition française, due à Claude-François Duchanoy, professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. En 1779, le chirurgien anglais, Percivall Pott (1717-1788), fit paraitre à Londres ses Remarks on that Kind of Palsy of the Lower Limbs, qui furent traduites la même année en français par Beerenbroek sous le titre Remarques sur cette espèce de paralysie des extrémités inférieures. En 1782, Pott revient sur cette maladie qui cause la perte de l'utilisation des membres inférieurs, dont il n'a pas déterminé l'origine tuberculeuse, mais dont il est parvenu, le premier, à donner une description claire ; il publie une seconde dissertation, Farther Remarks on the Useless State of the Lower Limbs in Consequence of a Curvature of the Spine, donnée ici en français pour la première fois. L'ouvrage prolonge et affine la description de 1779, tout en apportant de nouvelles contributions pour la guérison de cette maladie qui, depuis, porte le nom de Mal de Pott. Toutes les nombreuses descriptions chirurgicales de Pott apportèrent d'importantes avancées et des vues nouvelles, notamment, au sujet des hernies, de la lésion des voies lacrymales, des fistules anales, du cancer du scrotum, des fractures, et de la tuberculose des vertèbres. Bon exemplaire d'un texte pionner d'orthopédie peu commun. Wellcome IV, p. 424, pour l'édition originale londonienne.

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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

      printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, C. Dilly, W. Lowndes, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, T. Cadell, Jo. Johnson, J. Robson, W. Richardson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, W. Goldsmith, J. Murray, W. Stuart, P. Elmsly, W. Fox, S. Hayes, A. Strahan, W. Bent, T. and J. Egerton, and M. Newbery M.DCC.LXXXV [1785], London - 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). 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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