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        Monumenta graeca ex museo equitis ac senatoris Iacobi Nanii Veneti illustrata a d. Clem. Biagi Cremonensi [...].

      1785. Romae, apud Antonium Fulgoni, 1785, in-4, cartonatura floscia marmorizzata coeva (leggere mancanze alla carta marmorizzata di rivestimento al dorso), pp. XXIIII, 239, [1], [8], [2], da 243 a 334, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Con vignetta sul front., testate figurate e 8 tavv. f.t. in fine (contenenti 28 vignette) il tutto inciso in rame. Completo anche del fascicolo *4, (Monumenta nekrologika) recante 8 pagine non numerate e inserito fra i fascicoli Gg4 e Hh4. Bell'esemplare, a pieni margini.

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        Observationes anatomico-medicae de sana et morbosa oesophagi structura

      Leiden, Abrahamum et Janum Honkoop, 1785. de 120 pages et 7 planches cartonnage muet du XIXe siècle 1785, 1785, in-4, de 120 pages et 7 planches, cartonnage muet du XIXe siècle, Une des premières vues microscopiques imprimées en couleurs. Première édition, très rare, de cette monographie sur la structure anatomique normale ou pathologique de l'oesophage. Jan Bleuland était professeur d'anatomie et de chirurgie à Utrecht. Au cours de sa brillante carrière, il réalisa plus de deux mille préparations. Aujourd'hui, il reste connu pour sa collection de préparations anatomiques (conservé à l'Université de Médecine d'Utrecht), mais surtout pour avoir, dans l'histoire de la biologie, perfectionner et généraliser la coloration des tissus afin de faciliter leurs observations microscopiques. Les quatre gravures en couleur finales révèlent parfaitement l'adresse de ce fin biologiste et une technique poussée de gravure en couleurs. "Pour illustrer ses ouvrages, Bleuland utilisa la technique de la gravure en couleurs dont les délicates images reflètent une évolution de la sensibilité des illustrateurs anatomiques et des médecins, qui se tournent désormais vers des techniques plus légères, susceptibles d'entrer plus profond dans le détail" (Anatomie de la couleur). En fin de volume, sept planches, dont une repliée ; les 4 en couleurs sont un parfait exemple de la technique de coloration des tissus de Bleuland et de la technique d'impression en couleurs. Exemplaire grand de marges et très frais, les couleurs des gravures sont absolument intactes

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        Historia del origen y soberania del condado y reyno de Castilla,y sucesion de sus Condes hasta su ereccion a la real dignidad de Reyno y de las uniones y divisiones de los Reynos de Castilla y de Leon hasta la ultima union en la persona del Santo Rey

      Imprenta de Miguel Escribano, Madrid 1785 - holandesa de época bien conservada con puntas, tejuelo y hierros dorados, Don Fernando.Se investiga e ilustra su primitivo origen y soberania.Se convence y acredita su perpetua libertad,su independencia absoluta y su original soberania.Se verifica y . comprueba la verdadera existencia conservada esencia naturaleza Española de sus anteriores y posteriores soberanos.Se justifica y evidencia,asi el reconocimiento,precedencia y antelacion del nombre y titulos de la Soberania de Castilla,como la . Unica edición, .preferencia,superioridad y representación imperial y augusta de esta Corona Castellana sobre todas las demás de los otros Reynos y provincias de España.Su autor Don Diego Gutierrez Coronel,Prebystero y Comisario del Santo Oficio de las. . 408 págs.

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        Essai sur l'Histoire de Provence suivi d'une Notice des Provençaux célèbres.

      Jean Mossy 1785 - 2 volumes in-4 ( 255 X 195 mm ) pleine basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, tranches brique ( Reliures de l'époque ).Petit ex-libris en relief en marge haute des pages de titre. Belle gravure en frontispice. Minimes épidermures, très bel exemplaire de cette très rare édition originale.- Tome I. XXXIX, 452 pages.Une estampe en frontispice. Titre. Epître. Explication de l'estampe. Observations. Approbation et privilège général. Réflexions historiques sur la Langue Provençale, ancienne & moderne. essai sur l'Histoire de Provence. Coup d'oeil préliminaire. Domination des Celtes ou Gaulois. Domination des Romains et des Peuples du Nord. Domination des Rois d'Arles et des Empereurs. Souverainetés et Seigneuries. Domination des Comtes. table des Matières.- Tome II. 566 pages.Domination des Rois de France. Tableau abrégé des principaux évènemens qui se sont passés en Provence depuis la fondation de Marseille jusques vers la fin du 17e siècle. Notice des Provençaux célèbres. Mêlanges historiques. Table des Matières. Histoire Régionalisme Anciens Provence. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L' Europe Divisee En Tous Ses Royaumes Et Subdivisee En Ses Principales Parties

      1785. Carta murla di tutta l'Europa che si estende da est a includere l'Armenia e la Russia occidentale. La mappa ha un grande cartiglio decorativo con il titolo in alto a sinistra, circondato dai stemmi dei principali paesi e sostenuto da due putti con un globo, su uno sfondo di attrezzi militari. La mappa è una versione modificata della carta di Guillaume de L'Isle (1723) pubblicata a Parigi da Maurille Antoine Moithey e Crépy. Moithey (1732 - 1810) è stato un ingegnere e cartografo per il Re di Francia ed ha collaborato con Crépy dal 1769 fino al 1777. Incisione in rame, stampata su due foglii, finemente colorata a mano, alcuni strappi e pieghe di carta perfettamente restaurati, tracce di colore sul Mare del Nord, per il resto in buone condizioni. Rara. A fine and uncommon separately issued wall - map of all Europe extending east to include Armenia and western Russia. The map which is attractively coloured has a large decorative title piece at top left surrounded by the coats of arms of major countries and supported by two cherubs examining a globe against a background of military implements. Printed on two joined sheets, paper folds and tears perfectly repaired, otheriwise good condition. In full body colours. Parigi Paris Tooley, Mapmakers I, 314 u. III, 266 980 720

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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery;Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Illustrated with Cuts, and a Chart, shewing the Tracks of the Ships employed in this Expedition.

      1785 - Second edition. Folding map repaired without loss, & 10 engraved plates (one folding). 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked. [viii], lvii, 376pp. London, E. Newbery, Rickman, second lieutenant of the Resolution, but for the greater part of the voyage on the Discovery, was the first to publish an account of Cook's Third Voyage. The work was, however, wrongly attributed to Ledyard until 1930 when Judge Howay demonstrated that Ledyard had simply copied whole sections of Rickman's book. The publisher, Newbery, recognised the potential of Rickman's anonymous journal, correctly assuming that it would be as successful as Marra's account of the Second Voyage, which he had also published. The folding plate is of some importance being the first representation in print of Hawaii: ?Representation of the Murder of Capt Cook at O-Why-ee? Forbes 106; Hill, p.253; Holmes 53; Howes R276; Streeter 3474. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité des jardins, ou le nouveau de La Quintinye

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

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        Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M-y W--y M--e: written during her travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, to persons of distinction, men of letters, &c. in different parts of Europe. Which contain among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks; Drawn from Sources that have been inaccessible to other Travellers. A new edition. The four volumes complete in one.

      London: printed for J. Osborne and T. Griffin, in St. Paul

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        Abdruck meiner Selekten, Erstes [u. Zweytes] Heft: oder Miscellanea von verschiedenen Materien aus mancherley Rechten, Sitten, Gewohnheiten, Ceremoniel, Staats- Kriegs- Friedens- und Comitial-Begebenheiten der ältesten, alten und neuesten Zeiten, so wie sie in Büchern oder sonstigen gedruckten Nachrichten zu finden sind: desgleichen vom Cameral-Fach und Mercantilweesen. Mit jeweiligen Erläuterungen des Authors. 2 Hefte in einem Band.

      Landshut, Maximilian Hagen, 1785. 8°. 192 S.; 1 Bl., S. (193-)382, Ppbd. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - „Außer dem dörften diese Selekten willkomm seyn einem solchen, der die Zeit, weitschichtige Bücher zu lesen nicht übrig hat; noch mehr demjenigen, der nicht viel lesen mag, doch aber superficiel wissend werden, oder belesen scheinen will“. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Sehr selten. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Winckelmann, Abdruck meiner Selekten, Erstes [u. Zweytes] Heft: oder Miscellanea von verschiedenen Materien aus mancherley Rechten, Sitten, Gewohnheiten, Ceremoniel, Staats- Kriegs- Friedens- und Comitial-Begebenheiten der ältesten, alten und neuesten Zeiten, so wie sie in Büchern oder sonstigen gedruckten Nachrichten zu finden sind: desgleichen vom Cameral-Fach und Mercantilweesen

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        Clarisse harlowe

      Chez Paul Barde, 1785. - Chez Paul Barde, A Genève 1785, Fort in-8 (12,5x20,7cm), lj (1bc.) 515pp. et (4) 527pp. et (4) 537pp. et (4) 512pp. et 543pp. et 560pp. et 559pp. et 531pp. et 557pp. et 464pp., 10 tomes en 10 volumes reliés. - Première édition in-8, illustrée de 21 figures de Chodowiecki et d'un portrait au frontispice par Pujos. Tirage des figures avant la lettre. Reliures en pleine basane blonde marbrée. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin havane, et de tomaison en basane noire. Un manque en tête du tome I. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-8, illustrée de 21 figures de Chodowiecki et d'un portrait au frontispice par Pujos. Tirage des figures avant la lettre. L'originale anglaise est parue en 1748. Reliures en pleine basane blonde marbrée. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin havane, et de tomaison en basane noire. Un manque en tête du tome I. Manque le faux-titre du tome I. Coiffe de queue du tome 2 fendue et fragile, avec un manque. Ensemble frotté. 2 trous de vers en queue du tome 8. Un léger manque sur le plat supérieur du tome 8. Quelques pages avec petits manques en marge ou déchirure. Une légère trace de mouillure sur les premier feuillets du tome 7, en marge et sur le sommaire in fine du tome III, ainsi que sur les premiers feuillets du tome IX. Certaines gravures légèrement plus courtes en marge externe. Bel exemplaire, frais. Clarisse harlowe est le deuxième grand roman publié par l'auteur après l'immense succcès de Paméla ; c'est à nouveau un roman sentimental dont l'héroïne vertueuse se voit contrainte par sa famille d'épouser un homme noble, laid et obèse, contre son gré. Elle s'enfuira avec le dénommé Lovelace, le type même du libertin élégant, scélérat et fourbe, qui désire la contraindre corps et âme, l'entraînant dans un déchéance sociale et morale, mais ce sera sans compter les qualités vertueuses de Clarisse. Si le roman, du point de vue moderne pèche par sentimentalisme et longueur, il n'en demeure pas moins que la construction de l'intrigue, les rebondissements dramatiques et la psychologie marqueront durablement la littérature européenne. Diderot le clamera dans son Eloge de Richardson, et de nombreux auteurs s'en réclameront ou subiront son influence : Rousseau, Jane Austen, Choderlos de Laclos...

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        Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. (With Plates and Charts from the Atlas Bound In).

      London: H. Hughs, 1785. 6/25/16. Three vol. 4to. (10), xcvi, 421; (12), 548; (10), 556 pp. b/w folding charts and plates. This is the second edition of Cook?s final voyage. As we know, Cook died before the voyage could be completed, and James King took over, completing the third volume of the three volume official report. This third voyage was issued with a folio atlas containing two maps and sixty-one plates. However, in some sets the contents of the folio atlas were folded and bound into the text volumes. This is such a set. It contains the twenty-four maps and plates called for in the "list of plates" as well as the two maps and sixty-one plates that should be in the atlas. I just sold an atlas volume for $7500, so this set, with text and extra plates, is good value. See Beddie 1552. Bound in full mottled calf showing some scuffing and wear, but with spine labels and gilt decorations intact. Some offsetting and foxing; pages evenly tanned. The set, with maps and plates.

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        The Trial of Mrs. Harriet Errington . . . for Committing Adultery with Augustus Murray Smith . . . Captain Buckley . . . Captain Southby . . . The Reverend Thomas Walker . . . and Many Others

      London: Printed for R. Randall, 1785, 1785. First edition, one of three recorded issues, all with minor variations. ESTC T95752, which records three copies of this issue (BL, Oxford and one copy in Europe) and five copies of the other two issues (BL twice, Oxford, Cornell and one copy in Europe). Binding a little rubbed and worn; very good copy.. 8vo, modern blue quarter morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Frontis. Terminal leaf of publisher's advertisements. A collection of 21 depositions documenting the wanton and, if true, sometimes bizarre behavior of Harriet Errington. She became infamous for her numerous and aggressive acts of unfaithfulness to her husband George, who petitioned the courts to divorce her. Several pamphlets were published about the salacious details of her bawdy acts, one poetical epistle, and the publisher of this pamphlet, R. Randall, also published her anonymously written memoirs, which were clearly not by her. The frontis depicts three scenes from the depositions by "a person intimately acquainted with the parties in this cause, and who was present at most of the scenes exhibited . . ." All of the contemporary publications about Harriet Errington are rare.

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        Handbuch für Lustgärtner und Blumenfreunde. Nebst Zusätzen zu seinen vorigen Schriften.

      Gebauer,, Halle, 1785 - Halle, Gebauer, 1785. 17,5 cm. Titelbl., 256 S. Original Halbleder (Hardcover). Franzband. a. 5 echten Bünden, gespr. Schnitt. Einband gering bestoßen und beschabt. Kl. alter Besitzerstempel a. Titel. Schönes sauberes Exemplar. Widmung an Franz Herrmann Heinrich Lüder, den Verfasser der "Küchenbriefe". Vorerinnerung. S. 11- 22 1.Teil Vorschriften ins Allgemeine. 2. Vorschriften ins Besondere. S. 23-209 Erste Hälfte: Perenne, d.h., solche Pflanzen, die längere als Ein Jahr leben, weil sie nach Verlauf des Winters von neuem aus den Wurzeln schlagen. S. 210-238 Zweite Hälfte: Einjährige oder Sommergewächse. S. 239- 256 Des Verfassers Zusätze zu seinen vorigen Schriften. Zur Sammlung der wichtigsten Regeln in der Baumgärtnerey. Leipz. 1783 8°. Zur Sammlung der wichtigsten Regeln in der Küchengärtnerey. Halle. 1784 8°. "In alphabetischer Ordnung werden hier die vornehmsten Sorten von Blumen angeführt, und bey jeder kurz ihre Bestimmung und Pflege gewiesen. Für Gelehrte schrieb der Vf. nicht; für andere Gartenliebhaber aber ist es immer ein nützliches und bequemes Taschenbuch." (Allg. Literatur-Zeitung No. 283, Bd. 4, 1785) Sprache: deu Einband gering bestoßen und beschabt. Kl. alter Besitzerstempel a. Titel. Schönes sauberes Exemplar. Original Halbleder (Hardcover). Franzband. a. 5 echten Bünden, gespr. Schnitt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Orlando furioso... poema in ottava rima.

      da' Torchj di L.P. Couret de Villeneuve, 1785. Tre volumi di cm. 20, pp. (2) 414; (2) 421 (1); (2) 428. Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con ricche decorazioni e titoli in oro su doppio tassello in marocchino rosso. Piatti inquadrati da filetti tipografici, dentelles. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Pregiata edizione arricchita da una legatura assai decorativa.

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        Amerique Septentrionale Publiee Par Sr. Moithey . . . 1785 [e] Amerique Meridionale . . . 1785

      1785. Rara carta murale di nord e sud America, pubblicata da Moithey e Crepy a Parigi. L'America del Nord dispone di un ampio cartiglio, con titolo circondato da figure allegoriche con Mercurio e tre figure femminili che rappresentano le potenze coloniali di Francia e Spagna, con la nuova formazione degli Stati Uniti. La mappa del Nord America mostra buon dettaglio delle incursioni spagnole, e un residuo del Longue River, che esiste ancora nel Midwest, qui chiamato il Grande Riviere. La parte meridionale mostra un dettagliato Sud America con un vasto sistema di fiumi. Il cartiglio con il titolo contiene un dio del mare in possesso di un'urna versando acqua per rappresentare i fiumi, e una nave sullo sfondo. Incisione in rame, stampata su due foglii, finemente colorata a mano, in buone condizioni. Molto rara. Rare set of North and South American wall maps was published by Moithey and Crepy. North America features a large title cartouche surrounded by allegorical figures with Mercury and three female figures representing the colonial powers of France and Spain with the newly formed United States, holding a staff with the Liberty cap. The map of North America shows good detail of the Spanish incursions, and a remnant of the Longue River still exists in the Upper Midwest, here called the Grande Riviere. Amerique Meridionale shows a detailed South America with an extensive system of rivers. The title cartouche contains a sea god holding an urn pouring water to represent the rivers, and a ship in the background. Printed on two joined sheets, good condition. In full body colours. The maps are attributed in the cartouche to Moithey, one of the more prolific issuers of separately published maps in Paris at the end of the 18th Century. The pair is very rare. Parigi Paris Sellers & Van Ee #196; Lowery #666. 740 520

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

      Artist: Lane Michael London ; Issued in: London; date: d 1785 - Artist: Lane, Michael London 1785; Issued in: London; date: d 1785; - Condition: Perfect condition; 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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        ROMA

      1785. Si tratta di una copia della riduzione di Roma antica del Bufalini edita da G. B. Nolli. Nel margine inferiore, la sottoscrizione dell'editore C. Losi e, nell'angolo opposto, quella dell'incisore Giovanni Brun. In basso, a sinistra, il Pantheon e il Foro di Nerva; a destra, l'arco di Giano quadrifronte. Acquaforte e bulino, impressi su carta vergata coeva, applicata su tela, più volte ripiegata. Astuccio di custodia originale, in cartonato. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Roma Rome Hulsen, p. 40, d. 690 457

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

      Hôtel de Thou, 1785. - 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. - Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau granité d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin havane.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition et première in - 4, sans l'atlas, avec bien les 7 appendices in fine du quatrième volume et qui contient divers tableaux. L'exemplaire contient bien l'avis au relieur, car initialement, il avait été prévu que les gravures soient insérées, mais une note attestant la rapidité avec laquelle fut imprimée cette édition, on fit un volume à part des gravures ainsi que l'atteste tous les autres exemplaires, et même une seconde note qui annonce un volume de gravures. L'édition originale imprimée chez Pissot en 1782 au format in - 8 ne contenait qu'une seule carte et un frontispice. Traduction de l'anglais par Demeunier. Reliures en plein veau granité d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches cailloutées. Coiffe de tête du tome I effilochée et fragile ; un accroc avec manque en queue. 2 coins émoussés au premier tome. Coiffe de tête du tome IV fragile. 2 coins émoussés aux tomes III et IV. La pièce de tomaison du tome I et celle de titre du tome IV ont viré au havane. Bel exemplaire dans l'ensemble, bien frais (avec sur certains feuillets, quelques rares pâles rousseurs ou piqûres ou parfois de petites taches). Achever la reconnaissance du globe par son troisième voyage, telle fut la mission royale et l'ambition du capitaine Cook. Celui - ci se déroula entre 1776 et 1780, principalement dans l'océan Pacifique, et vit la mort de Cook dans l'île d'Hawaï. La Résolution et le Discovery sillonnèrent également la côte de l'Alaska dans l'espoir d'y découvrir le passage du détroit de Béring. Après la mort de Cook, Clerke, commandant du Discovery prit la tête de l'expédition et chercha à nouveau à découvrir le passage au nord, mais cette fois par le nord - ouest, mais il mourut de phtisie au large du Kamchatka, seulement 6 mois après son commandant, sans avoir réussi.  Intéressante introduction générale qui offre une bibliographie des circumnavigations.  

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        Thucydidis de Bello Peloponnesiaco. Graece ad Editionem Dukeri Expressi

      Typis Joannis Thamae, 1785. - Typis Joannis Thamae, Vienne 1785, 13x21cm, 468pp, 2ff et 516pp, 1ff., deux tomes reliés en un volume. - Edizione greca. Periodo di vitello in marmo completo. Dorso liscio decorato con ricchi cassettoni dorati e ferro. Parti di titolo e il numero del volume in marocchino rosso e verde, filetto dorato sui corsi di coaching, roulette oro sui tappi, oro pizzo sui tagli, bordi dorato. Piccoli graffi e due piccole fessure sulla testa cappellini, copia altrimenti andava bene. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en grec. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de riches caissons et fers dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, dentelle dorée sur les coupes, tranches dorées. Infimes épidermures et deux petits manques sur les coiffes de tête, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        Errotika biblion

      Imprimerie du Vatican, 1785. 8vo, modern vellum, A nice copy.VERY RARE SECOND EDITION, probably a counterfeit of the original edition printed in 1783 (of which other counterfeits bearing the same date are known). New editions appeared in 1792 and 1801. Unlike the 1783 edition, in the present edition the advice to the reader is not present. The book was written by Mirabeau during his imprisonment in Vincennes between May 1777 and June 1780. He was arrested after having fled with his maîtresse, Sophie de Monnier. The work is divided into 11 chapter, bearing Hebrew or Greek titles and dealing with different sexual perversions.

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        Opuscoli.(Fogli 1 - 32:) ''Relazione della Macchina Aerostatica contenente uomini fatta innalzare per la prima volta in Italia nel giardino della villa Andreani in Moncucco sul Milanese il giorno xxv di Febbraio, indi più solennemente il giorno XIII di Marzo M.DCC.LXXXIV.''. Parma, Stamperia Reale (G.B.Bodoni), 1785

      Bodoni, 1785. in - folio, 5 parti in un volume, pp. (12), 100, leg. coeva cart. rustico. I) Relazione Macchina aerostatica, pp.32, due rami nel testo e 6 incisioni a p.pag. f.t.. - II) Discorso intorno ad una nuova maniera di fare pavimenti; pp.33 a 45. - III) Intonacatura dei muri; 1 fig. n.t. e 3 tav. f.t. - IV) La chiesa del Borgo di Seregno; 1 fig.n.t e 5 tavole f.t. - V) Cangia l'aria negli spedali, nelle prigioni..; 1 tav. f.t. - In complesso illustrato da 7 vignette, due finalini, 15 tavole. Magnifico esemplare, raro, di un insolito testo edito da Bodoni, particolarmente importante nella storia della tecnica del volo con lo studio sulla Macchina Aerostatica, nel quale viene descritto il primo aerostato costruito in Italia ed il primo volo dello stesso, avvenuto in Milano nel 1784. Magnifico esemplare.

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        Oeuvres de M. Vadé, ou Recueil des Opéra Comiques, Parodies & Pièces fugitives de cet Auteur ; Avec les Airs, Rondes & Vaudevilles Notés

      Gosse, La Haye 1785 - Quatre tomes en deux volumes petit in-8 (174 x 106 mm), basane fauve racinée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et tomaison maroquin rouge et vert, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Musique notée. Ex-Libris Okimazein Katexein. (défauts d'usage, frottements aux charnières, manque de cuir aux coiffes, coins émoussés, rousseurs, petites déchirures marginales sur quelques pages). // Four volumes bound in two small octavo (174 x 106 mm), rooted-like fawn roan, smooth spine tooled, red and green morocco labels, red edges (contemporary binding). Numerous pages of noted music. Bookplate Okimazein Katexein. (defects of use, rubbings on hinges, lack of leather on top and bottom of spine, corners bumped, brownings, small marginal tearings on some pages).

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        Golfo di Salerno

      1785. Carta nautica tratta del celebre "Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie" opera realizzata dal cartografo padovano tra il 1783 ed il 1792. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra la carta comprende le coste del Golfo di Salerno fino a Punta Licosa. Rizzi Zannoni è considerato come il più importante cartografo italiano dai tempi di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Attivo in Francia , a Padova e soprattutto a Napoli (1781/1814), dove, nel periodo borbonico, poté fregiarsi anche del titolo di "geografo del Re". Con la venuta dei francesi, Rizzi Zannoni continuò ad attendere alla realizzazione delle carte del Regno. Nel 1807, fu posto a capo del Deposito topografico, istituito da Giuseppe Bonaparte; nel 1812, sotto il regno di Gioacchino Murat, riuscì a stampare l'ultimo dei 31 fogli dell'atlante geografico, la cui pubblicazione era iniziata nel 1788. Le opere realizzate a Napoli, in oltre trenta anni di attività, lo consacrarono come il maggiore cartografo italiano dell'età moderna ed uno dei più accreditati in Europa. Incisione in rame, lieve gora d'acqua, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sea chart from the famous Atlante Marittimo delle Due Sicilie a collection realized by the cartographer from Padua between 1783 and 1792. Copper engraving, light waterstains, otherwise in excellent condition. Engraved by Giuseppe Guerra. Napoli Naples Valerio, I Rami dell'Atlante Marittimo. Matrici, disegni, documenti del primo rilievo idrografico del Regno di Napoli. 590 880

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        A voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northen Emisphere performed under the directions of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780

      H. Hughs, for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Seconda edizione. L'opera in tre volumi contiene il diario di bordo di Cook, edito da John Douglas, Vescovo di Salisbuty,(primi due volumi) completato con il terzo volume da James King, per la parte successiva alla drammatica morte di Cook e per il viaggio di ritorno. Il testo è corredato da 24 nitide incisioni, alcune ripiegate, di carte geografiche e vedute di profili costieri (da segnalare la prima cartina delle Hawaii, non presente nella prima edizione, e la carta della costa NW dell'America Settentrionale). Le incisioni di carattere etnografico erano raccolte in un Atlante che purtroppo manca a questo esemplare. In Appendice al terzo volume: I - Tables of the route of the Resolution and Discovery, the variation of the compass and meteorological observations, during the voyage; II - A comparative table of Numerals, exhibiting the affinity and the extent of language, which is found to prevail in all the Islands of the Eastern Sea, and derived from that spoken on the Continent of Asia, in the country of the Malayes; III - Vocabulary of the language of the Friendly Islands, May &c 1777; IV - Vocabulary of the language of Nootka or King George's Sound, April 1778; V - Vocabulary of the language of Atooi, one of the Sandwich Islands, January 1778; VI - Table of the affinity between the languages spoken at Oonalashka and Norton Sound, and those of the Greenlanders and Esquimaux; VII - A table of the variations of the compass, observed by Captain Cook during his passage from England to the Cape of Good Hope. Al terzo volume è rilegata in aggiunta Elegy to the memory of Capt. James King, LL.D. F.R.S. by the Rev. William Fordyce Mavor, London, printed for the Author, 1785 In quarto

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        Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M-y W--y M--e: written during her travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, to persons of distinction, men of letters, &c. in different parts of Europe. Which contain among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks; Drawn from Sources that have been inaccessible to other Travellers. A new edition. The four volumes complete in one.

      - London: printed for J. Osborne and T. Griffin, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and J. Mozley, Gainsbrough, M.DCC.LXXXV [1785]. Sm. 8vo, ix, [3], 212 pp. Early or original calf, red morocco label. Early signature of Julia Aglionby and bookplate of Staffield Hall (home of the Aglionby-Fetherstonhaugh families). Free endpapers removed, a very pleasant copy. An attractive later edition of Montagu's travel memoirs. Lady Mary and her husband, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, travelled overland to Turkey in 1716. Her letters, probably intended for publication from the start, are the first known secular account of the Near East by a Western woman. Lady Mary rightly emphasised the novelty of her accounts as a woman traveller with access to female-only environments. Her descriptions of Turkish bath houses are only one part of what made her letters fascinating and very popular. ESTC T79453: 6 UK and 12 US. Wayward Women, pp. 32-34. See also Cox II p.229.

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        VOYAGE DE HENRI SWINBURNE DANS LES DEUX SICILES en 1777, 1778, 1779 et 1780.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Didot l'aîné, 1785-1786, 16 + 432 + 338 + 461 + 480 pp. 15x22.5cm. Ouvrage en 4 volumes. Magnifique reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos lisses, ornés de filets dorés et portant titre, auteur et éditeur en lettres dorées. Triple encadrement des plats. Filet sur les coupes. Tranches jaunes. Roulette intérieure dorée. Première édition française, complet en 4 volumes, auquels on peut ajouter comme 5e volume le voyage en Sicile de Denon - 1787 (Brunet, V, 604). Illustré de 3 tableaux dépliants. Le papier de deux premiers volumes est très propre, le papier des deux derniers est bruni (envoi de photographies sur demande). Les reliures sont magnifiques, malgré quelques petites marques, sans gravité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le mariage de Figaro

      De l'imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique (Kehl) ; chez Ruault, 1785. - De l'imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique (Kehl) ; chez Ruault, à Paris 1785, in - 8 (15,9x24cm), lj, 199pp. (1), relié. - Seconda questione dell'edizione originale e prima edizione illustrata. Il primo numero è apparso solo due mesi prima. In questa seconda stampa è stato aggiunto cinque tavole Malapeau re e da St. Quentin. Non meno di 16 edizioni apparvero alla stessa data. Si noti che questa edizione è stata stampata dalla cura dello stesso autore, a Kehl, e ha preso i personaggi che sono stati utilizzati per stampare le opere di Voltaire. Bound in piena marrone di pelle di pecora a chiazze e vintage ghiaccio. Indietro liscio decorato. Come una mostra in pelle nera. Tripla mentoring netto sui piatti. Cappellini e angoli ripristinati. Poche macchie sparse. Mad aspettative del pubblico e comici dopo il Barbiere di Siviglia e il ritardo causato dalla censura (compreso il re stesso) spiega alcuni dei molti Marriage contraffazione di Figaro. Sappiamo che lo spirito della Rivoluzione ha trovato un simbolo potente nel personaggio di Figaro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde émission de l'édition originale et première édition illustrée, sur papier vélin. La première émission ne parut que deux mois avant celle - ci. A cette seconde impression on a ajouté les cinq planches de Malapeau et Roi d'après St. Quentin. Pas moins de seize éditions parurent à la même date (les retards dus à la censure du roi expliquent ces nombreuses contrefaçons). A noter que cette édition fut imprimée par les soins de l'auteur lui - même, à Kehl, et qu'il reprit les caractères qui avaient servi à l'impression des œuvres de Voltaire (caractères de l'Anglais Baskerville). On joint la toute première suite des illustrations. Ces gravures ont été réalisées après la publication de l'édition originale de première émission et ont été fournies en feuilles, elles sont dans un format plus petit. Beaumarchais les a faites regraver avec plus de soin et de goût, comme on pourra juger.   Reliure en pleine basane brune moucheté et glacée d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes et coins restaurés. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire.   La folle attente du public et des comédiens de la suite du Barbier de Séville et le retardement causé par la censure (et notamment le roi lui - même) explique quelque peu les nombreuses contrefaçons du Mariage de Figaro. On sait que l'esprit de la Révolution trouvera un symbole éloquent dans le personnage de Figaro. 

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        Johann Kunkels Churfürstlich Brandenburg. Würklich bestallten geheimden Kammerdienes Vollständige Glaßmacherkunst worinnen sowol dessen Erläuterungen über Anton Neri sieben Bücher von dem Glassmachen und Dr. Merrets hierüber gemachte Anmerkungen...Neu vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      Nürnberg: Zu finden in der Christoph Riegelischen Buch-und Kunsthandlung, 1785. 2 volumes in 1, as issued; small 4to, pp. [18], 472, [20]; sectional title pages, engraved frontispiece portrait, 26 engraved figures on 17 plates; contemporary and likley original paste-paper boards; edges rubbed and worn; very good. Later edition of an important book on glass, glass-blowing and manufacture, and precious stones. Graesse IV, 52, citing the first edition of 1689. OCLC locates 8 copies, only Yale, Columbia and Corning Museum in the U.S.

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        Mémoires de chymie, tirés des mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences de Stockholm, traduits du suédois & de l'allemand

      A Dijon chez l'éditeur, et se trouve à Parischez Théophile Barrois et Cuchet, 1785. deux parties en un volume in - 12, [4] - VI - 269 - [3] et [4] - VI - 246 pages, une planche gravée veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge et tomaison verte, tranches rouges 1785, 1785, , deux parties en un volume in - 12, [4] - VI - 269 - [3] et [4] - VI - 246 pages, une planche gravée, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge et tomaison verte, tranches rouges, Première édition française : traduction de Mme Picardet, femme du chimiste Guyton de Morveau. Les deux volumes forment la collection complète des rapports publiés de 1771 à 1784 dans les Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences de Stockholm et dans les Chemische Annalen. On y trouve ici pour la première fois définies les propriétés du baryte et du manganèse. Les contributions de Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742 - 1786) sont importantes à la fois par leur nombre et par leur valeur ; on lui doit notamment la découverte de l'oxygène. Bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. Étiquette en pied du dos. Partington III, 210. Bibliotheca Walleriana 11229

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

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

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        Memorie degli Architetti antichi e moderni. Quarta edizione accresciuta e corretta dallo stesso autore...

      a spese Remondini di Venezia, 1785. Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. lxxix (1) 263 (1); 331 (1); xvi. Vignetta incisa in rame a ciascun frontespizio. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, stampato su carta forte. Si trova unito infine il testo: Notizie di Francesco Milizia scritte da lui medesimo con un catalogo delle sue opere. (Bassano) Remondini, 1804. Cfr. Cicognara (2324): "...opera in cui sono infinite ottime nozioni, e profondissima critica, sebbene troppo severa e qualche volta pericolosa per i giovani artisti".

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        TA., Schloß, "Prospect des Königl. Preuss: Lust-Schlosses zu Oranienburg, wie es vom Garten und Lande her anzusehen".

      - Kupferstich v. J. W. Schleuen, um 1785, 19,5 x 31 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1194.

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        Monasterii Casinensis Prospectus.

      - Senza indicazioni tipografiche (ma Halle, 1785 circa). Incisione in rame all’acquaforte, XVII secolo, b/n, cm 33,5 x 43,5 (alla lastra) più margini. Tratta dalla rara opera "Geschichte von Italien und allen allda gegründeten ältern und neuern Staaten", rara raffigurazione del monsastero di Montecassino con legenda a 22 voci, in alto, nel margine laterale destro; fuori dalla lastra, al margine superiore destro, "W. H. XL. N. Z. XXII. Th.". Mancante (perché da libro) la metà inferiore del margine bianco laterale sinistro, peraltro ottima.

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        Vaderlandsch Woordenboek. Met Kaarten, Plaaten en Pourtraitten.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart 1785-1799 - 35 delen, Origineel Gekartonneerd, 8° (De set is wat sleets op de ruggen, enkele delen missen een stukje van de rug. Historisch en genealogisch woordenboek door Jacobus Kok d. 1788. Het werk beschrijft aan de hand van het alfabet de belangrijke personen, plaatsen, kernwoorden, etc. die van belang waren voor de nederlandse lezer. Niet alle afbeeldingen zijn aanwezig maar de tekst is compleet. De eerste 12 delen zijn in de tweede -vermeerderde- druk, na de tweede druk werd de serie hervat en verschenen de overige delen. De set is dus geheel uniform.)

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        Pingding Xiyu zhantu]. Suite of engravings representing the military campaigns at and conquest of Jinchuan.

      [Beijing, Wu Ying Ting Press], 1778-1785. - Suite of 13 (out of 16) large copper-engraved plates (each measuring 505 x 864 mm approx.), laid down on slightly larger sheets with painted brown borders, with a printed poem in Chinese within each plate (based on Qianlong Emperor’s own personal commentary on the battles). Later morocco-backed and cornered marbled boards, cloth ties. Chinese issue, following the Paris printing of 1755-59. The "Battle Copper Prints" are a series of prints from copper engravings dating from the second half of the 18th century. They were commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty, who ruled from 1735 to 1796. They depict his 1772-76 military campaigns, led by General A-Kuei, against the Jinchuan tribes in China’s inner provinces and along the country’s frontiers in the ethnically Tibetan mountain regions of Szechuan. The master illustrations for the engravings were large paintings executed by European missionary artists employed at that time at the court in Beijing. They included the Jesuits Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), Jean-Denis Attiret (1702-68), and Ignaz Sichelbarth (1708-80), as well as the Augustinian missionary Giovanni Damasceno Sallusti (d. 1781). The engravings of the first set of 16 paintings were not produced in China but in Paris, at that time home to the best European artisans working in this technique. The Emperor even decreed that the work must emulate the style of the Augsburg engraver Georg Philipp Rugendas (1666-1742), whose work he knew. Small-scale copies of the paintings by Castiglione and his Beijing colleagues were sent to Paris to be transferred onto copperplates, printed, and then sent back to China, along with the plates and prints. Later sets of engravings were executed in Beijing by Chinese apprentices of the Jesuits and differ markedly in style and elaborateness from those of the Paris series. - In the history of Chinese art, copper-print engraving remained an episode. Qianlong's "Battle Copper Prints" were just one of the means the Manchu emperor employed to document his campaigns of military expansion and suppression of regional unrest. They served to glorify his rule and to exert ideological control over Chinese historiography. Seen in their political context, they represent a distinct and exceptional pictorial genre and are telling examples of the self-dramatization of imperial state power. Later campaigns of Qianlong which were similarly commemorated include Taiwan (1786-88), Annam or Vietnam (1788), Gurkhas invasion of Tiber (1790), and Yunnan, Guizhou and Hunan (1795-1796). - The striking plates comprising this set appear to be examples of the Chinese versions printed later, with Chinese text within the plates and technical and stylistic differences which differ greatly from the earlier Paris "westernized" versions executed under the supervision of the accomplished Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1715-90). Such a large complement from this suite of sixteen from the Chinese printing is extremely rare: while copies of the earlier Paris printing have appeared on the market (a complete set sold at Christie’s Paris, on 29 Oct. 2012), we have been unable to trace a comparable copy of the Chinese issue. The Getty Research Institute owns a suite depicting one of Qianlong’s last print commissions, produced nearly 30 years after the first series, the "Ping ding Kuoerke zhan tu" ("Pictures of the Campaigns against the Gurkhas"), which likewise stands out as a highly unusual example of Chinese images executed with European graphic techniques. The Getty’s suite is the only complete set in American public collections of this later work. The Taipei Palace Museum has a complete set of this series with the Chinese text apparently of the same issue. - One plate with short marginal tear, otherwise in perfect condition. From the collection of Jean R. Perrette. References: Shiqu Baoji, Imperial Catalogue. Chuang Chi-fa, Taipei Palace Museum - Ten Military Campaigns of Qianlong Emperor. W. Fuchs, in: Monumenta Serica, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cartes et figures du troisième Voyage de Cook.

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1785. - 4to. 2 Bll. Mit 1 gestochene Titelvignette und 88 teils mehrfach gefaltete gestochene Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Sabin 16261 – Cox I, 63. – Atlas zur französischen Ausgabe der Beschreibung von Cooks dritter und letzter Reise. Sie führte vor allem an die Westküste Nordamerikas und in den Nordpazifik, eines der vielen Unternehmen zur Entdeckung der Nordwestpassage. Ihr geographisch bedeutendstes Ergebnis war die Entdeckung der Hawai-Inseln. – Widmung auf dem Vorsatz, Tafeln nur teilweise leicht fleckig oder im Randbereich gebräunt, Ecken bestossen, Rücken leicht berieben, Buchdeckel beschabt, sonst gutes Exemplar. With engr. title-vignette and 88 partly fold. engr. plates. Contemp. half calf, gilt (rubbed). – Dedication to first endpaper, minor staining or browning to plates, otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [??????. Sangoku tsüran zenzu. General Map of Three Countries].

      (circa1790).. Coloured folding Japanese manuscript map copy of ?????????? [Sangoku tsüran yochi rotei zensu General Route Map of Three Countries]. 52 x 71.5cm folds to 24 x 13cm. Small holes at folds and on margins, soiling along central fold, dark paper strip along edges. Paper covered card covers insect damaged. The controversial Japanese book and five accompanying maps, 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' published in 1785, describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea) , Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ha Yezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map of Japan and its neighbouring countries which this manuscript map is a copy of. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (????), Yezo (?????), the eight provinces of Korea (?????), and Ogasawara Islands (????). This particular map, showing Japan and its neighbours attracts strong feelings even today as it shows the disputed islands, known to the Japanese as Takeshima ????/??, Dokdo - ??/?? to Koreans and Liancourt Rocks to English speakers, crucially marked as "Korea's possession". This is used by Korea as evidence for the legitimacy of their claim. The book and its accompanying maps, were an attempt to define Japan's borders and were banned on publication because the author, Hayashi Shihei, criticised Japanese maritime defence policy. As frequently is the case, the banning of Sangoku tsüran zusetsu did nothing to deter interest in what Hayashi Shihei had to say and copies of the maps were made and circulated underground. This copy appears to be one of these underground copies. Kanji numbers are neatly written in the border framing the map showing longitude and latitude. At first glance this suggests accuracy but in fact the map does not accurately reflect scientific knowledge in Japan at that period. Only a few years before in 1779 Nagakubo Sekisui published a much more accurate map of Japan. The map is imprecise, especially as the map maker moved further from the familiar regions of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. However it is clear that Hayashi Shihei's intention was not to concern himself with cartographical detail but as he says on the map itself "This is a small map to show the geographical relations between Japan and neighbouring countries such as Korea, Ryükyü, Yezo, Sakhalin, Kamchatka, and Sea Otter Island [Urup]." As this text suggests, the purpose was to show the location of Japan amongst her neighbouring countries rather to give a precise description of Japan and these countries. Previously in Japan there had been not much interest in mapping the region outside of Japan however with the increasing visits and incursions into Japanese territory by Russians, Dutch and other outsiders it became important to define and clarify Japan's borders. The manuscript is not dated but almost certainly this copy was made in the late Edo period, late 18th to early 19th century. .

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        ??????????? [Muninjima daisho? hachiju?yozan no zu] [Map of over eighty large and small islands of Muninjima].

      (circa1800).. Colour manuscript map measuring 27 x 70cm, folds into card covers 18 x 13.5cm. A little soiled along central vertical fold, small holes at folds, card covers worn and insect damaged. Good copy. This manuscript map shows the Ogasawarra or Bonin Islands is from the controversial Japanese book with its five accompanying maps, 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' published in 1785, which describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map of Japan and its neighbouring countries which this manuscript map is a copy of. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (????), Yezo (?????), the eight provinces of Korea (?????), and Sangoku tsüran zenzu (??????). .

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        Paterson's British Itinerary. Being a new and accurate Delineation and Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads of Great Britain.

      Engraved frontis. double-page map of England & Wales in Vol. I (in fine original coloring), finely engraved title & leaf of dedication, x, xxix pp., 94 pages of double column engraved strip maps of "direct roads" numbered "1-188," 189-228 pp.; finely engraved title, 72 pages of double column engraved strip maps of "direct roads" numbered "1-142," 143-167 pp., 16 pages of double column engraved strip maps of "cross roads" with engraved sectional title & the maps numbered "1-30," 31-121, [1] pp. Two vols. 8vo, fine cont. turquoise morocco, covers with Greek key & saw tooth motifs in gilt round sides, flat spines richly gilt, a.e.g. London: "Printed for and Sold by the Proprietor Carington Bowles, at his Map and Print-Warehouse, No. 69," 1785. First edition, and an absolutely delicious set in fine contemporary turquoise morocco, gilt, of this well-known book which enjoyed many later editions. Paterson (1738-1825), is most famous for his series of road books and cartographical works; his main contribution was to improve the information on roads. While making no significant innovations, "he made improvements in style and presentation, however, and added factual detail -- so much so that his name was for many years an indicator of reliability in road books, and was attached to them long after he had stopped compiling them."-ODNB. Very fine and fresh set. Seemingly printed on thick paper. ❧ Fordham, The Road-Books & Itineraries of Great Britain 1570 to 1850 (1924), p. 36. Fordham, "'Paterson's Roads,' Daniel Paterson, His Maps and Itineraries, 1738-1825" in The Library, Fourth Series, Vol. V (1925), pp. 332-56. .

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        Troisième voyage de Cook, ou voyage à l'océan Pacifique, ordonné par le roi d'Angleterre.

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou 1785 - In-4, 4 volumes : (8)-437-(3) pp./(4)-422 pp./(4)-488 pp./(4)-552-(2) pp. Gold border on front and back boards. Gilt flat spines, in-period style, slightly sunned. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. (With Plates and Charts from the Atlas Bound In).

      London: H. Hughs, 1785. 6/25/16. Three vol. 4to. (10), xcvi, 421; (12), 548; (10), 556 pp. b/w folding charts and plates. This is the second edition of Cook’s final voyage. As we know, Cook died before the voyage could be completed, and James King took over, completing the third volume of the three volume official report. This third voyage was issued with a folio atlas containing two maps and sixty-one plates. However, in some sets the contents of the folio atlas were folded and bound into the text volumes. This is such a set. It contains the twenty-four maps and plates called for in the "list of plates" as well as the two maps and sixty-one plates that should be in the atlas. I just sold an atlas volume for $7500, so this set, with text and extra plates, is good value. See Beddie 1552. Bound in full mottled calf showing some scuffing and wear, but with spine labels and gilt decorations intact. Some offsetting and foxing; pages evenly tanned. The set, with maps and plates.

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        Beytrag zur Geschichte der höhern Chemie oder Goldmacherkunde in ihrem ganzem Umfange. Ein Lesebuch für Alchemisten, Theosophen und Weisensteinsforscher, auch für alle, die wie sie, die Wahrheit suchen und lieben.

      Leipzig Hilscher 1785 - (18,5 x 10,5 cm). (16) 695 S. Moderner Lederband in Stil der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Werkes. - "The author, who conceals his name under the pseudonym 'Carbonarius,' treats of the history of alchemy from the earliest times in 60 chapters. He gives, in closing, a chronological list of 'adepts'; another of fraudulent alchemists; and a bibliography, comprising 634 titles, with annotations. The latter is chronologically arranged under three heads, and is quite good in its details" (Bolton). - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sonst tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar. - Wellcome II, 133; Bolton 90; Caillet 1131; Brüning 5353; nicht bei Ferguson, Duveen und Neu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vertheidigung der Hahnschen Rechnungs-Maschine gegen einige Misverständnisse, welche man zum Nachtheil derselben, theils aus der ersten Ankündigung der Müllerischen Rechnungs-Maschine. theils aus dem Teutschen Merkur, vom Monat März 1784, fassen kann. SS. 86-95. In: Der Teutsche Merkur. Hrsg. C. M. Wieland. Zweytes Vierteljahr.

      Weimar (Hoffmann) 1785 - (17 x 10 cm). 288 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Musikbeilage. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen Verteidigungsschrift. - Hahn vergleicht hier die Vor- und Nachteile seiner Rechenmaschine mit der Maschine von Müller aus Darmstadt und geht ausführlich auf dessen Vorwürfe ein, um diese zu widerlegen. Die vorliegende Arbeit ist unterzeichnet: "Echterding(en), den 1. Oct(ober) 1784. Hahn." - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht bestoßen. Der empfindliche Rücken etwas fleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - P. M. Hahn. Ausstellung des Württembergischen Landesmuseums, Band I, S. 545 (HWV 7.35) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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)

      Dequevauviller, Paris 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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        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, 1785. 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.. 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.

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        ?????. [Ezo no Kuni Zenzu. Complete Map of Ezo].

      (circa1800).. Large coloured manuscript map of Ezo, modern day Hokkaido, showing the northeastern tip of Honshu in green, Manchuria as a large landmass along the lower border, and the island of Sakhalin. The Russian territory of Kamchatska is shown in orange. 51.5 x 92.5cm. Dark paper strip along edges. Chop at upper left corner. Folds into card covers measuring 13 x 23cm, card folder worn and insect damaged, title label in Japanese. Small holes at some folds, a little very minor insect damage, some offsetting of ink. A good copy. The controversial Japanese book and five accompanying maps, 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' published in 1785, describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ha Yezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map of Japan and its neighbouring countries which this manuscript map is a copy of. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (????), the General Map of Three Countries (??????), the eight provinces of Korea (?????), and Ogasawara Islands (????). In his notes on this map of Ezo or Hokkaido, Hayashi discusses the sea lanes indicated by dotted lines and notes "Since, in recent years, men of Orosha [Russians] have taken possession of the territory east of Tartary, this land is called Orosha, or Kamusasuka.... Also since the Russians all wear red coats, the residents of Ezo call it Red Ezo in their dialect." Following the publication of 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' the authorities ordered the banning of the publication and for the woodblocks used to print the book and maps to be destroyed. Hayashi Shihei was imprisoned as his work was regarded as an offence against Japan's seclusion policies at the time. He died the following year. .

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