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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Reihentitel "De Quincey's works", erschien auch mit Reihentitel "Selections grave and gay, from writings published and unpublished", nur Band X (Classic records) hier mit einem weiteren Bandtitel mit Untertitel "stereotype edition" und Edinburgh als zweitem Verlagsort.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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        Amsterdam , Het IJ, Pampus - Matthias de Sallieth naar Abraham Storck, 1785-1791.

      'Gezicht van het Y en Pampusâ?'Kopergravure vervaardigd 1785/1791 door Matthias de Sallieth naar een tekening van Carel Frederik Bendorp ( 1736 - 1814) die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Abraham Storck kopieerde. Afm. (plaatrand): 32,9 Ã? 40,6 cm.Fraai gezicht gezicht over het IJ en Pampus, de door slib verondiepte geul gelegen aan de monding van het IJ ten oosten van Amsterdam en ten noorden van Muiden. (Dus niet te verwarren met het 19de-eeuwse forteiland Pampus.)Ten tijde van de VOC konden de schepen, zwaarbeladen door de handelswaar vanuit de Oost, als ze bijna thuis waren de ondiepe vaargeul niet makkelijk passeren. Vaak moest men op de vloed wachten om de haven van Amsterdam te kunnen bereiken.Na het afmeren kregen matrozen hun gage en verspilden het veelal in de dagen daarna aan drank en vrouwen. Dan gingen ze naar huis, net zo berooid als ze voor de reis waren. Matrozen kwamen veelal uit de provincie. Wanneer er weer ronselaars van de VOC in de dorpen kwamen, dan zeiden de moeders van de aanstaande matrozen: 'Niet doen, dat levert niets op.â?' Die ontmoediging was slecht voor de handel, want als er geen matrozen waren, dan konden de schepen niet bemand worden.De Heren van de VOC bedachten daarop een truc. Als de schepen voor de rede van Pampus lagen kregen ze water, eten en zeep. Vervolgens werd er een bordeel afgehuurd. De dames van het bordeel werden samen met een forse hoeveelheid drank aan boord gebracht. Na drie dagen waren de schepelingen totaal uitgeraasd en uitgeput. Daarna ging het schip naar de haven, meerde af, de matrozen kregen hun gage en gingen naar huis. Nu gingen ze met geld naar huis en met stoere verhalen. Hierdoor was het eenvoudiger om matrozen te werven. De term 'voor pampus liggenâ?' in de zin van dronken zijn, komt van het hier beschreven gebruik.Prijs: € 625,-.

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        Handbuch der christlichen, besonders teutschen, politischen Kirchengeschichte. Erster Band (= offenbar alles Erschienene).

      Curts Witwe Halle 1785 Mit Titelblatt, 7 n.n. Blättern ( Vorrede ), 406 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( \"Verbesserungen\" ). Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text, marmorierter Pappband etwas späterer Zeit mit montiertem Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 21,5 x 12,5 cm ). Vorne unter dem Kapitel \" Vorerinnerungen * mit allerlei Literaturangaben - inhaltlich wird die Zeitspanne von Konstantin dem Großen bis hin zu Karl dem Großen abgehandelt. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, innen einige Notizen von alter Hand auf Innendeckel vorn sowie eine studentische Ulkzeichnung alter Zeit, auf hinterem Vorsatz umfangreiche Notizen von alter Hand. Titelblatt und erste Seiten stärker fleckig, sonst nur gelegentlich gering fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kirchengeschichte, deutschen

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        The Artist's Repository and Drawing Magazine : Exhibiting the Principles of the Polite Arts in Their Various Branches Volumes 1 - 4

      London: Printed for T. Williams / Printed for C. Taylor N.d. [c. 1785-1788]. Four volumes. Uniformly bound in contemporary brown full calf. Gilt decoration to spines with maroon leather title labels. Marbled endpapers. Spines damaged, with one split and several with loss of leather. Several boards loose, with one detached. Engraved title page to each volume. Internally clean. Only 134 plates, including 36 folding, 4 hand-coloured and 18 printed in red. Volume 2 has no plates. Sold with all faults. . Fair. Full Calf. 1785. 8vo..

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        Zweite Luftreise, oder Versuch der Herren Charles und Robert angestellt zu Paris in dem königlichen Garten der Thullerien den 1. December 1783 - Seconds Voyageurs Aeriens, ou Experience de MM Charles et Robert Faite a Paris dans le Parterre du Jardin Royal des Thuilleries le 1. Decembre 1783

      Augsburg, Academie Imperiale d\'Empire um 1785. altkolorierter Guckkastenblatt-Kupferstich von ca. 1785 - Abbildung der ersten Fahrt eines bemannten Gasballons am 1. Dezember 1783 - Blattmasse: ca. 42 x 31 cm - gut erhalten Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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

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

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        Partes confines Trium Magnorum Imperiorum Austriaci Russici et Osmanici

      Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences], [Berlin 1785 - Engraved case map, full period hand colouring, dissected and linen-backed as issued. Housed in period green morocco backed case, with armorial bookplate of the Borghese family. Highly-detailed 18th century large-scale map of the Black Sea region: fine example from the celebrated library of the Borghese family. Centered on the Black Sea, this map depicts the region from the Ionian Sea in the west, to as far eastward as the western edge of the Caspian Sea, as far south as Cyprus and as far north as just above Tsaritsyn (i.e. Volgograd), taking in much of southeastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, etc.), all of Turkey, Georgia and parts of Ukraine and Russia. Rhode served as geographer of the Royal Russian Academy of Sciences from 1752 until his death. The present map was accomplished in the midst of the Austro-Turkish and Russo-Turkish wars, between the Austrian and Ottoman Empires. On the slip case is the engraved bookplate of the library of the Borghese Princes, with their coat of arms: "Ex libris M. A. Principis Burhesii." Camillo Filippo Ludovico (1775-1832), Prince Borghese and son of Marco-Antonio III (1730-1800), married Napoleon's sister, Pauline, in 1803.

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        Reise durch Sachsen in Rüksicht der Naturgeschichte und Ökonomie unternommen und beschrieben.

      in der Müllerschen Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1785 - XXX, 549 S. Pappbd. d. Zt. Mit 40 (14 kolor.) Kupfertafeln und 18 Textvignetten. Einzige Ausgabe, selten. Leskes erste Reise führte ihn durch die preußische und sächsische Oberlausitz, es sollte wegen seines frühen Todes seine einzige bleiben. Seine in Briefform gehaltenen Schilderungen sind vor allem wegen seiner naturkundlichen und geologischen Beobachtungen wertvoll und gesucht. So komplett selten. Lediglich die separat beigegebenen, fast immer fehlenden 8 Aussichten in Realfolio sind nicht vorhanden. Einband etwas bestoßen und fleckig, Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Einige Tafeln am Außenrand (der durch das Einschlagen innen liegt), leicht knittrig. Sehr schönes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partes confines Trium Magnorum Imperiorum Austriaci Russici et Osmanici

      [Berlin: Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences], 1785. Engraved case map, full period hand colouring, dissected and linen-backed as issued. Housed in period green morocco backed case, with armorial bookplate of the Borghese family. Highly-detailed 18th century large-scale map of the Black Sea region: fine example from the celebrated library of the Borghese family. Centered on the Black Sea, this map depicts the region from the Ionian Sea in the west, to as far eastward as the western edge of the Caspian Sea, as far south as Cyprus and as far north as just above Tsaritsyn (i.e. Volgograd), taking in much of southeastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, etc.), all of Turkey, Georgia and parts of Ukraine and Russia. Rhode served as geographer of the Royal Russian Academy of Sciences from 1752 until his death. The present map was accomplished in the midst of the Austro-Turkish and Russo-Turkish wars, between the Austrian and Ottoman Empires. On the slip case is the engraved bookplate of the library of the Borghese Princes, with their coat of arms: "Ex libris M. A. Principis Burhesii." Camillo Filippo Ludovico (1775-1832), Prince Borghese and son of Marco-Antonio III (1730-1800), married Napoleon's sister, Pauline, in 1803.

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        Aus Mehemed Ali`s Reich. Erster Theil. Unter-Aegypten. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Zweiter Theil. Ober-Aegypten. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Dritter Theil. Nubien und Sudan. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen.

      Stuttgart, Hallberger`sche, 18344. 3 Bde. IV + 368, 366 + 2, 344 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. EA. WG II 10: mit einer altkolorierten Abbildung (Bd. 1, Gartenanlage) sowie einigen Abbildungen im Bd. 3. - Anfangs und am Ende Blätter mit papierbedingter Oxidation, stockfleckig, einige hds. Bleistift-Anm. a. fl. V. Ebd. fachmännisch restauriert. - In wunderbaren japanisierenden Goldbrokatpapier des 19. Jhr. gebunden, mit RSchildchen. - Pückler-Muskau, (1785 - 1871), einem alten schlesischen Adelsgeschlecht entstammend und Sohn eines kursächsischen Geheimrats, besuchte das herrnhutische Institut in Uhyst bei Bautzen, dann das Pädagogium in Halle, studierte seit 1801 in Leipzig Rechtswissenschaft und trat 1803 in Dresden als Leutnant in die Gardes du Corps ein. 1804 quittierte er mit dem Rang eines Rittmeisters den Dienst, begab sich, meist zu Fuß, auf eine Reise durch die Schweiz, Frankreich und Italien (Jugend-Wanderungen, 1835), kehrte 1810 zurück und wurde 1811 durch den Tod seines Vaters Besitzer der Standesherrschaft Muskau. Bei Beginn des Feldzugs von 1813 trat P. als Major in russische Dienste, begleitete dann als Adjutant den Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar, wurde Oberstleutnant und Militärgouverneur von Brügge. Nach dem Friedensschluß bereiste er England und lebte danach abwechselnd in Berlin (er hatte dort Kontakt zu literarischen Kreisen und war u.a. mit Rahel und Karl August Varnhagen von Ense, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Heinrich Heine und Bettine von Arnim befreundet), Dresden und Muskau, wo er seit 1815 nach englischem Vorbild eine Parklandschaft anlegen ließ (1808-45 war sein Jugendfreund Leopold Schefer dort Generalbevollmächtigter). 1817 heiratete er die geschiedene Lucie Reichsgräfin von Pappenheim, Tochter des preuß. Staatskanzlers Hardenberg. 1822 wurde Pückler-Muskau, der durch die Einverleibung der Lausitz in den preuß. Staat viele Privilegien verloren hatte, in den Fürstenstand erhoben. 1826 ließ er sich pro forma von seiner Frau scheiden und ging nach England, um durch eine Heirat mit einer reichen Erbin die wegen der ererbten Schuldenlast, der laufenden Kosten für die Parkgestaltung in Muskau und seines exzentrischen Lebensstils zerrütteten Finanzen zu sanieren. Dieser Plan scheiterte. Während seiner Reisen sandte er an seine Frau 48 Briefe, die sie ohne sein Wissen an Rahel und Karl August Varnhagen von Ense weitergab, die diese zur Veröffentlichung vorbereiteten. Die anonym erschienenen Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Ein fragmentarisches Tagebuch aus England, Wales, Irland und Frankreich, geschrieben in den Jahren 1828 und 1829 (4 Tle., 1830-32, Neuausg. 2 Bde., 1991), Beobachtungen der eigenen Psyche sowie freimütige Sitten- und Charakterschilderungen von Personen aus den höchsten Kreisen, erwiesen sich als ungeheurer Erfolg. Sie wurden zu einem der meistgelesenen Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts… In seinen Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei (1834, Neuausg. 1988) gibt Pückler-Muskau Richtlinien und Hinweise für die Gestaltung von Gärten und Parkanlagen; als Modell führt er den in Muskau angelegten Park vor, wo er das Prinzip anwandte, die umgebende Landschaft in die Anlagen hineinzuziehen. Vorbild war die englische Gartenkultur (u.a. William Kent, Lancelot Brown), die ihm aus eigener Anschauung bekannt war … 1835 fuhr Pückler-Muskau nach Algerien, besuchte Tunis, reiste über Malta nach Griechenland (1836), hielt sich 1837 bei Mehemed Ali in Ägypten auf, unternahm eine Nilexpedition, bereiste 1838 den Vorderen Orient und Kleinasien und trat 1839 von Smyrna aus die Heimreise an. Aufsehen erregte seine Ankunft 1840 in Muskau mit der jungen äthiopischen Sklavin und Geliebten Machbuba, die jedoch nach einigen Wochen starb. Die Reisen schlugen sich literarisch in Semilasso in Afrika (5 Bde., 1836), Südöstlicher Bildersaal (3 Bde., 1840/41, Neuausg. (2)1981) und Aus Mehemed Ali`s Reich (3 Bde., 1844, Neuausg. (2)1988) nieder. 1845 verkaufte er die Herrschaft Muskau und zog sich mit seiner geschiedenen Frau Lucie auf das väterliche Erbgut Branitz bei Cottbus zurück, wo er im folgenden Jahr erneut einen Park zu schaffen begann ... Pückler-Muskau, Offizier und Dandy, Abenteurer und Frauenheld, war der beliebteste Reiseschriftsteller seiner Zeit und eine überragende Persönlichkeit in der Landschaftsgestaltung. Ein Teil der Jungdeutschen Schriftsteller war fasziniert von seinen liberalen Ansichten, der andererseits aristokratische Attitüden und Anschauungen durchaus nicht unterdrückte. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Literatur

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        Prospect von der Mauer-Strasse nebst der Heil. Dreifaltigkeits Kirche in Berlin. - Vue d'une Partie de la Rue dite la Mauer - Straße .

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. G. Riedel n. Rosenberg b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1785, 27 x 40 Ernst, Rosenberg J.G., Nr. 28; vergl. Kiewitz 1062 und 1054. - Verkleinerter Nachstich des unter Nr. 1054 bei Kiewitz aufgeführten Blattes von Rosenberg. Hier als Guckkastenkupferstich und in schönem Altkolorit.

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        Oeuvres complettes de Crébillon -

      Chez les libraires associés 1785 -, Paris - 3 tomes. In-8. Tome 1: LXXVI-285 pp. Tome 2: 375 pp. Tome 3: 333 pp. Reliure plein veau marqueté. Dos lisse avec pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes. Double filet en encadrement sur les plats. Tranches marbrées. Très bel ensemble. Avec un portrait de l'auteur dessiné par Marillier d'après celui peint par La Tour et 9 figures hors texte d'après les dessins Marillier, par Dambrun, Duponchel, Ingouf, Macret et Trière. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Teilansicht, Schloß, "Le Cháteau de Coblence du Coté de la Ville".

      - Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, um 1785, 17,5 x 28,3 Seltenes Blatt! Blick von der Schloßstr. zum neuerbauten Schloß, im Vgr. die Parkanlage mit den neu gepflanzten Bäumen. Näheres zum Künstler b. Merlo, S. 204 f u. Thieme-B., X,181.

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        Scriptorum Latinorum de Aneurysmatibus Collectio. Lancisius, Guattani, Matani, Verbrugge, Weltinus, Murray, Trew, Asman. Edidit atque praefatus est Thomas Lauth Med. Dr. et Prof. P. Cum XV Iconibus.

      Straßburg Koenig 1785 - 1 (weißes) Blatt; XVIII; 1 Blatt; 663 Seiten; 15 teils mehrfach gefaltete, gestochene Tafeln; 1 (weißes) Blatt. Halblederband der Zeit mit fünf (falschen) Bünden, zwei verschiedenbarbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und etwas Filetenvergoldung auf dem Rücken. Marmorierte Deckelbezüge und Vor-, sowie Nachsätze, breite Lederecken und allseitiger Grünschnitt. (25,2 x 21,5 cm) 4°. Hirsch/ H. ("Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker") III, 695 (". "verdienstliches Werk ."). Wellcome III, 457. Waller 8786. - Das Wissen des 18. Jahrhunderts über Aneurysmen und die Arterienerweiterung - Insgesamt etwas berieben, die Deckelbezüge stärker mit Materialverlust (Insektenfraß ?). Kanten und Ecken bestoßen, am Rücken mit einem geflickten Einriß. Die marmorierten Vor- und Nachsätze mit Spuren abgelöster, ehemals eingeklebter Zettel. Zusätzlich zu den Kupferstichtafeln (von "Leizel(t)") noch mit einigen hübschen Holzstich-Vignetten (u.a. von "Gritner") versehen. Innen papierbedingt lagenweise wenig stockfleckig, die Tafeln teils etwas durch unsachgemäße Faltung geknickt, bzw. minimal eingerissen. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel opulent ausgestattetes Werk. Insgesamt, besonders innen, gut erhalten. Es wurden zwei Sorten Bütten bedruckt, so daß lagenweise die Erhaltung besser oder etwas schlechter ist. Die dekorative Ausstattung mit Stichen ist für ein Fachbuch auffällig opulent geraten. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 5001 gr.

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        System der practischen Arzeneymittellehre. 3 Bände.

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

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        Catéchisme abrégé En la langue de Madagascar pour instruire sommairement ces peuples, les inviter et les disposer au baptême.

      1785 - Très rare édition originale fournissant aux missionnaires les rudiments de la langue malgache pour l'évangélisation des populations indigènes. « Cet ouvrage très rare figure sur le catalogue oriental de 1897 » (note en couverture). [Rome, Impr. de la propagande, 1785].In-8 de 28 pp. Conservé non rogné dans sa brochure bleue d'origine. Note manuscrite sur le premier plat. 200 x 135 mm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JEAN BAPTISTE HUET (1745 - 1811). "L'amant pressant". Ein stürmischer Liebhaber bedrängt im Boudoir seine Liebste und entreißt ihr das Brusttuch, im Hintergrund ein lachender Amor, rechts ein Hündchen. "La déclaration". Ein Liebhaber umfaßt auf der Polsterbank eines Salons seine Liebste und zieht ihr das Brusttuch aus dem Mieder. Gegenstücke.

      - 2 Kupferstiche in Punktiermanier, von mehreren Platten farbig gedruckt, von A. Legrand nach J.B. Huet, um 1785, je 27 x 21,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 70/71; nicht in Slg. Model. - Mit der Verlegeradresse von Bonnet. - Minimal gebräunt, schöne Drucke dieser seltenen Gegenstücke! Sehr dekorativ in Goldleiste gerahmt.

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        ALLGEMEINE WELTGESCHICHTE. Übersetzt von Christian Gottlob Heyne; Christian Gottlob Heinrich. 1785 - 1790.

      Traßler,Schrämbl. Troppau, Brünn, Wien., 1785 - über 50000 Seiten/ 82 Bände, (Bd.24, 30 fehlen) Format: 8°; 17 cm hoch, 10 cm tief, die Einzelbände sind zw. 2-4 cm breit. Im Englischen herausgegeben von Wilh. Guthrie und Joh. Gray.Die Bände sind aus festen Karton mit Buntpapierbezug, Lederrücken und Ld. Ecken. Der Titel und die Nummern der Bände sind goldgeprägt. Grünes Lesebändchen. Der Zustand der ganzen Sammlung ist gut bis sehr gut, im Betracht des Alters der Bücher (Sammlerstücke, nur im Regal gestanden) Rückenschilder gering berieben, Ecken lt. bestossen, Schnitt staubig, Innen gering stockfleckig, sonst sehr sauber.Die Allgemeine Weltgeschichte wurde von William Guthrie und John Gray unter dem Namen Universal History in England veröffentlicht. Anfänglich wurde das Werk in die deutsche Sprache übersetzt, später "Nach dem Plan Wilh. Guthrie und Joh. Gray und anderer gelehrten Engländer entworfen und ausgearbeitet. Das monumentale Werk beinhaltet den Zeitraum von der Schöpfung der Welt bis zum Jahre 1520 und der deutschen Reichsgeschichte, uvm. Insgesamt handelt es sich um eine sehr seltene, in der gänze nur in einzelnen Bibliotheken (Baltimore, Leipzig) aufzufindende Enzyklopädie, die in einem erstaunlich guten Zustand ist. Interessant ist auch die Historie der Sammlung durch das schöne Exlibris. Bilder können auf Anfrage gemailt werden. In jeden Band ein Exlibris von Ernst Bernhard Sehring (* 1. Juni 1855 in Edderitz, Anhalt; 27. Dezember 1941 in Berlin-Charlottenburg) war ein deutscher Architekt. Sehring wurde bekannt durch zahlreiche Entwürfe, Wettbewerbsteilnahmen, Theater- und andere Neubauten. Das Theater des Westens in Berlin-Charlottenburg betrieb er anfangs sogar selbst mit einem Kompagnon; der Versuch blieb jedoch finanziell erfolglos. 1907-1921 erbaute er als Sommersitz seiner Familie die Roseburg bei Ballenstedt (Harz). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 35000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Schloßansicht, "Prospect des Königlichen Lust - Schlosses zu Charlottenburg, von der Gesamtansichtrten - Seite anzusehen".

      - Kupferstich aus Schleuen, Prospecte ., um 1785, 18,5 x 31 Nicht bei Kiewitz. Ernst, Schleuen, Nr. 48. - Schönes Blatt und tadellos.

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        Cabinet des Fées ou collection choisie des contes des fees, et autre contes merveilleux.

      Geneve: chez Barde Manget & Compagnie & Paris chez Cuchet. -1789 1785 - 41 vols. Large 12mo. (17 x 10 cm). Nineteenth century half green morocco over marbled boards, spines with gilt decorated raised bands and repeated thistle device, marbled endpapers and edges. 120 full page engraved plates after Marillier. A few plates with even light tanning, but generally a very nice fresh set in an attractive binding. Marvellous classic collection of all the celebrated fairy stories, Perrault, Mille et une Nuits etc., including the biographies of the authors (vol.37) and the four supplementary volumes (vols.38-41) with the fine and charming suite of engravings after Marillier. (Cohen/de Ricci, 198; Brunet 1, 1440) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der gegenwärtige Zustand des ottomanischen Reichs.

      Lübeck, Donatius, 1785. - Worinn eine richtigere und unterhaltendere Nachricht von der Religion, der Regierung, dem Kriegswesen, den Sitten, Gewohnheiten und Zeitvertreiben der Türken, als in den bisher davon vorhandenen Schriften geliefert wird. Nebst einer besondern Beschreibung des Hofes und Serail des Großherrn, und vielen besondern und angenehmen Anekdoten. Aus einer französischen Handschrift ins Englische, und aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzt. 480 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 18 x 11 cm, Einband beriebén, innen teils gebräunt. Sehr seltene, unter einem Pseudonym veröffentlichte Abhandlung über das ottomanische Reich. "The work itself is very interesting , especially the last seven chapters which contain accounts of commerce between Turkey and various european countries" (Blackmer). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Complete set of Cook's Voyages: An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. [Together with:] A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775 [Together with:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1785. First edition, First edition, Third edition. Near Fine. First edition of the 1773 Hawkesworth edition, complete with the "directions for placing the cuts" and The Chart of the Straight of Magellan, which are sometimes lacking. Inserted into this first edition, after p. xxxvi, is the Preface to the Second edition with Hawkesworth's famous rebuttal to Alexander Dalrymple. Three quarto volumes (283 x 228 mm) bound in uniform polished calf, expertly rebacked to style; collating: xxxvi, [viii, Preface to Second edition], [iv, directions for cuts], 139, 360-676; xvi, 410; [iv], 411-799. Complete with 21 plates and charts in volume 1, 22 in volume 2 and 9 in volume 3, most of which are folding. Binding in Fine condition. Internal contents are generally in excellent shape. small repair to one of the folds on the Magellan plate, a few plates slightly browned and the odd spot of foxing, but on the whole a Nearly Fine set.. First edition of A Voyage Towards the South Pole. Two quarto volumes (294 x 228 mm) bound in uniform marbled calf, expertly rebacked to style; collating: xl, 378; [vi], 224. Complete with 37 plates and charts in volume 1 (including the frontis portrait of Cook), and 27 in volume 2, plus the folding table at p. 364. Bindings are in Fine condition. Internal contents are generally in excellent condition, although with some minor browning to plates or adjacent leaves. On the whole a Nearly Fine set.. Third edition (and best edition) of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Three quarto volumes (298 x 232), bound in uniform marble calf, expertly rebacked to style; collating: [viii], xcvi, 421; [xii], 548; [xii], 564 (including for the first time: "A Defense of the arguments advanced against the existence of Cape Circumcision"). Complete with 7 plates and charts in volume 1, 11 in volume 2 and 6 in volume 3, plus a folding table at p. 528. Bindings in Fine condition. Internal contents in excellent shape, but plates somewhat browned. On the whole a Nearly Fine set. With the Atlas volume (553 x 402 mm): containing 63 plates, complete but for the "Death of Cook" plate, which is only bound into some sets. Atlas volume uniformly bound to style with leather spine over marbled paper boards. Binding in Fine condition. Internally the plates are generally foxed and browned, heaviest at the margins, and there is a marginal dampstain affecting the last 15 or so leaves. Most original tissue guards retained, about 6 or 7 lacking. Overall we would say the atlas is in Very Good condition. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century." -- Printing and the Mind of Man (223). Beddie 648, 1216, 1553; PMM 223. Near Fine.

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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. .

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