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        Law Cases from the files of Alexander Hamilton

      New York City, 1785-1802. various. "Present is the cover of the folder originally enclosing this collection of eight documents owned by pioneer autograph dealer Forest G. Sweet (1869-1956) of Battle Creek, Michigan, upon which is penned, in part, ""law cases in which Hamilton / was counsel. Authentic papers from / Hamilton's files."" Folder is worn and tattered at edges.Neither Hamilton's handwriting nor signature appear in this vintage collection. Minor flaws. Very Good condition.Comprises:(1) ALEXANDER HAMILTON DEFENDS A LOYALIST. Manuscript Document, 1p, 8"" x 13"", [New York, c. June 1785]. Headed ""Mayor's Court. Edward Meeks vs Jeronimus Van Alstyne} Demurrer."" Names penned at conclusion in unknown hand: ""Hamilton Atty p Deft"" and ""Crimsheir Atty Plnt."" In part, ""And the said Edward Meeks says that he by any thing by the said Jeronimus Van Alstyne above by Pleading alledges ought not to barred from having his said Action against the said Jeronimus Van Alstyne … the matter herein Contained are not Sufficient in Law to barr the said Edward Meeks from having his said Action … Wherefore fir Default of a sufficient Plea in this behalf he the said Edward Meeks prays Judgement and that his Damages by reason of the Trespass aforesaid may be adjudged to him…"" Hamilton was defending a Loyalist who collected rent from Patriot Edward Meeks whose dwelling he occupied during the British occupation of New York City. On June 24, 1785, Jeronimus Van Alstyne, through his lawyer Alexander Hamilton, stated that he was not guilty of trespass and receiving the rents from Meeks' dwelling during the period from 1776-1783 as charged by Edward Meeks, who seeks the money collected. After the war, a group of Van Alstyne Loyalists were taken by ship from New York City to Quebec, finally settling on Adolphustown and Kingston on Lake Ontario. Docket on verso in unknown hand ""For Alex Hamilton Esqr.""(2) THE BANK OF NEW YORK, FOUNDED BY HAMILTON. Manuscript Document, 4.5p, 8"" x 12.75, front & verso. New York, October 21, 1800. In part, ""The Joint and Several answer of Robert Sharp and John Sharp (who are Impleaded with Joseph Eden, John Ward, Brockholst Livingston, Simon Gilbert, John Jones and Henry Masterton) Defendants to the Bill of Complainants of the President Directors and Company of the Bank of New York Complainants…"" Brockholst Livingston later served on the U.S. Supreme Court (1807-1823). Alexander Hamilton founded the Bank of New York in 1784. Seal holes and red wax remnant in blank upper margins. Minor flaws. Contemporarily certified as a true copy by a clerk.(3) HAMILTON WILL NOT ACCEPT A PLEA. Manuscript Document, 1p, 8"" x 13"". Supreme Court, New York, no date. Isaac Riley ""says that they the said Isaac and Seth [Wetmore] did not undertake and promise in manner and form as the said Stephen [Fales] and George [Athearn] have above thereof complained against them…"" Signed on filing docket on verso by Isaac and Seth's attorney ""W. Johnson Atty."" Beneath which is penned, not by Hamilton, ""Mr. Hamilton told / Mr. Johnson he would not ac- / cept this plea."" Triangular cuts at right edge.(4) SUIT TO RECOVER THE VALUE OF TWO MAHOGANY LOGS. Manuscript Document, 8.5p, 8"" x 13"", front & verso, attached to each other in the upper left with red wax. New York, June 1802. Penned on docket, not by Hamilton: ""A. Hamilton Esq."" In part, ""Supreme Court / Christian Haye / vs. / Samuel Burling} Case as prepared on part of Plaintiff. This was an action of Trover brought by the Plaintiff to recover the value of two Logs of Mahogany from the Defendant and was held … before Mr. Justice Radcliff…""(5) CHARGING TRESPASS. Manuscript Document, 9p, 7.75"" x 12.75"", front & verso, attached to each other at top center with red wax. New York Supreme Court, 1796. All in unidentified hand including ""Hamilton for Plf"" at the conclusion and ""Hamilton"" on the docket. Notation on verso of ninth page in same hand: ""City and County of New York Ebenezer Turell puts in his place Alexander Hamilton his Attorney against Richard M. Woodhull and Aaron Hall in a plea of Trespass on the case""(6) TWO FORMER SOLDIERS EXCHANGE LAND RECEIVED AS BOUNTY FOR SERVICE IN THE REVOLUTIOARY WAR. Manuscript Document, 13p, 8"" x 12.75"", front & verso. Signed on last page ""I do hereby certify the aforegoing to be a just & true copy of the original Bill filed in my Office - Dated this 21st day of Sept 1796. Isaac L. Kip clk Chy."" Isaac L. Kip (1767-1837) was a New York City attorney and partner in the firm Brockholst Livingston. Kip was a registrar for the Court of Chancery and served in the state militia. Kip also served as an alderman for the Third Ward of the City of New York, and was both treasurer and director of the Dutch Reformed Church. Begins, in part, ""In chancery To the honorable Robert R. Livingston Esquire Chancellor of the State of New York … Your Orator Sebastian Bauman of the City of New York Gentleman that your said Orator having received a grant for certain Lotts of Land in the State of New York as a bounty for his Services as a Major in the line of the said State during the late War between Great Britain & the United States was situate at a great distance from the others he sold the same for the sum of one hundred dollars & for the same sum of one hundred Dollars he purchased from a certain Oliver Logier a Lot containing the same Quantity of Acres more conveniently situated with respect to his other Lands and your orator shews that the said Oliver Lozier became entitled to the said Lott of Land by his Military Services as a Soldier in the Line of this State…""(7) HAMILTON OPPOSES FUTURE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE LIVINGSTON IN A CASE. Manuscript Document, 1p, 6.5"" x 8.5"", New York, July 21, 1785. Penned, not by Hamilton: ""Hamilton Atty for Def."" and, on the docket on verso ""Hamilton Atty."" In part, ""New York Supreme Court Thomas Duncan adsm Gulian Ver Plank} Plea. And the said Thomas Duncan by Alexander Hamilton his attorney comes & defends the force & injury when &c and says that he ought not to be charged with the said debt…"" Also bears the name ""B. Livingston for Plaintiff."" Penned in unknown hand after the names of Hamilton and Livingston: ""Thomas Duncan puts in his pace Alexander Hamilton his attorney at the Suit of Gulian Ver Planck ion the plea aforesaid.""(8) A WOMAN ACCUSES THREE MEN WHO ""BEAT WOUNDED AND EVILLY TREATED"" HER. Manuscript Document, 1p, 7.5"" x 12.25"", New York, 1786. Integral leaf bears docket on verso, all in unknown hand, in part, ""New York Mayors Court / Jemima Widger / vs / Aaron Gilbert John / Johnson and James / King} Nan / Bogert Atty / for Pltff / For Alexr Hamilton Esqr…"" In part, ""Jemima Widger Complains of Aaron Gilbert John Johnson ad James King together with Robert Townsend…"" on June 27, 1786, ""with force and Arms to wit Swords Staves and Fists made an Assault upon the Said Jemima Widger and the Said Jemima then and there beat wounded and Evilly treated so that her Life was greatly despaired of And then and there did other Injuries to the Said Jemima Widger against the Peace of the People of the State of New York And to the Damage of the Said Jemima Widger two hundred pounds And thereof She brings this Suit…"" "

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, C. Dilly [& 20 others in London], 1785 2 volumes, quarto (273 × 212mm). Very good copy. Half-title present, frontispiece portrait of Johnson. First authorized quarto edition, preceded by a pirate Dublin edition the previous year. This edition was issued following Johnson's death in 1784. Courtney & Smith p.57.. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155968)....

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        OPUSCULES CHYMIQUES ET PHYSIQUES - EN DEUX TOMES - TOMES 1 + 2 .

      CHEZ L.N. FRANTIN 1785 - R300112204: XXXI + 446 pages + XVI + 525 pages - 2 planches de figures dépliantes en noir et blanc dans le tome 1 + un tableau dépliant hors texte (collationnées) - 2 planches de figures dépliantes en noir et blanc dans le tome 2 (collationnées) - tranches rosées - dos à 5 nerfs - titre,tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos - 7 photos disponibles. M.T.BERGMAN Chevalier de l'ordre royal de Vasa, professeur de Chymie à Upsal, de l'académie impériale des curieux de la nature, de la société royale d'upsal, de celles de stockholm, de londres, de gottingue, de berlin, de gothenbourg et de luden et correspondant de l'académie royale des sciences de paris - Recueillis, revus et augmentés par lui même traduits par M.De Morveau avec des notes. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coleccion general de las providencias tomadas sobre el estrañamiento y ocupacion de temporalidades de regulares de la extinguida orden de la compañia, que existan en los dominios de S.M. Parte quinta.

      Mexico: Reimpresa ... por don Felipe Zúñiga y Ontiveros Small 4to (19.2; 7.5"). 76 pp.. 1785 The expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and its empire in 1767 created a nightmarishly complex bureaucratic system for accounting for everything confiscated from the Jesuits and reporting to the crown on the sale and disposition of all of it, down to => every book in every library! Here in this compendium of new rules and regulations, the fifth in a series, we see that nearly 20 years after the expulsion, the process is still being tweaked and prodded. Searches of NUC and WorldCat finds only one copy (Harvard); the copy reported in the Sutro published catalogue is not findable in its OPAC. Sewn as issued but lacking original plain wrappers. Worming in upper margins. Oil-like staining at rear, most noticeable on last five leaves. A very good copy.

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        Fisiogenografia o sia delineazione dei Generi naturali divisi in VI. Classi a norma del Systema naturale di Linneo con una breve descrizione dei caratteri e proprietà di ciascuno di essi. Tom. I

      s.t. 1785 8vo (cm. 21,2), XV - (1)130 pp., 1 c.nn. con 87 tavole incise su rame numerate, intercalate da 13 cc. (anchâ??esse incise) di classificazione delle specie. Frontespizio interamente inciso da Rizzardi. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. Tagli colorati. Prima tavola (raffigurante Adamo ed Eva) parzialmente incollata per censura alla prima carta incisa di classificazione (â??Primatesâ??). Su gran parte delle tavv. è manoscritto - con piccola, antica grafia - il nome francese dellâ??animale raffigurato. Ottimo esemplare. Assai raro. Il secondo tomo dellâ??opera venne pubblicato nel 1787. Provenienza: Collezione Marchese Sacchetti (ex libris cartaceo e timbretto sbiadito al frontis.).

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        Carte de la Cote N.O. de l'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de l'Asie, Reconnues en 1778 et 1779. Les parties de la Cote d'Asie qui ne sont pas ombrees sont tirees d'une Carte Manuscrite que nous donnerent les Russea

      Paris: Jacques-Francois Benard, 1785. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15.25" x 26". 1785. This important map of the North Pacific covers the northwest coast of America including Alaska east as far as the Hudson Bay and the northeast coast of Asia including Kamchatka. Published in French, the map is based on a Russian manuscript map and is the first French edition of the official account of Captain James Cook's Third Voyage in the HMS Revolution between 1778 and 1779. The route of his journey is depicted in detail with depth soundings noted along the route. Several Capes, islands and bays are labeled. This map is among the first to accurately map the coastlines of the region.<br><br>It was during this voyage, that Cook encountered an 'impenetrable wall of ice' in the Arctic as he searched for the Northwest Passage, thus putting to rest the hopes for the discovery of an Arctic Northwest Passage. The map is in good condition with minor wear and verso reinforcements along the fold lines and some foxing at places. Right margin trimmed to the neat line.<br><BR> Jacques-Francois Benard was a publisher and engraver based in Paris active in the mid 18th century. He was the son-in-law and successor (along with William Danet) to Nicolas de Fer after de Fer's death in 1720.

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        la folle journee ou le mariage de figaro,comedie en cinq actes,en prose

      chez les libraires qui vendent les nouveautes, Paris 1785 - ceci est un recueil de pieces:-le mariage de figaro, edite la meme annee que l edition originale,l edition consideree comme originale a ete publier en 1785 chez ruault au palais royal.representee pour la premiere fois,par les comediens francais ordinaires du roi,le mardi 27 avril 1784.preface (XXXVI) caracteres et habillements(4p),152p.approbations, signe choqueley de caussepierre,brest, lenoir.cet ouvrage est relie avec; melanie ou la religieuse forcee,drame, en trois actes et en vers de m. de la harpe, a toulouse, au magasin general des pieces de theatre, chez broulhiet,1787, avec permission.ed.originale.(56p) ;la reine de golconde,opera en trois actes,les paroles sont de m.de sedaine publie a paris chez de lormel,1772, avec approbation et privilege du roi signe marin .(30p);l isle des foux,comedie en deux actes,melee d ariettes,par messieurs . et anseaume,publie a avignon chez louis chambeau,1765,(31p);urbelise et laval ou la journee aux aventures ,comedie-feerie en trois actes et en prose par m. dumaniant a paris chez gattey,1789.(68p) avec approbations signees suard et de crosne.; l auberge de calais ,comedie en un acte et en prose,par les citoyens bonel, dorvigny & georges duval, a paris,chez les libraires qui vendent les nouveautes,an X,(28p).tous ces ouvrages dans une reliure dos cuir annotee -melanie de m.de la harpe-,plats marbres en bon a tres bon etat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The principles of moral and political philosophy.

      4to., (4) vii (1) xxi (1) vi 657 (1)pp., including the half-title, contemporary dark green calf with ornately gilt borders, sometime neatly rebacked, with gilt lines and lettered. A very good copy with the mid-19th century armorial bookplate of S.F. Steele Perkins Esq. and the earlier signature of Shirley Perkins on title-page. This was the first of Paley's four principal contributions to philosophical thought - it was followed by Horae Paulinae (1790), A view of the evidences of Christianity (1794), and Natural theology (1802). Although not an original thinker, Paley was "surely an independent one" [Professor Victor L. Nuovo in Dict. E.C.B. Philosophers]. Tutored by Edmund Law at Cambridge in the 1760s, he was, like Law, a critical disciple of Locke's school. Paley's Principles, however, addresses a broad range of subjects including property ownership, slavery (an "odious institution"), the treatment of "domestics and dependents" (not to be refused "harmless pleasures" and not to be insulted by "harsh, scornful, or opprobrious language"), marriage, adultery and divorce, the right of self-defence, civil liberty and crime and punishment. In 1785, William Paley was Archdeacon of Carlisle.

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        Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man.

      Printed for John Bell and G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Edinburgh 1785 - TP + [iii]-xii + [1]-766 + [1]-2 = Publisher's Advertisements, Quarto. First Edition.Reid's mature statement of "Common Sense" Philosophy" which he developed in opposition to David Hume's skepticism. The influence of the "common sense school" spread far beyond philosophers and it had a profound influence in America. It supplied more than just a set of opinions: it established a way of thinking. Although the school of common sense had lost its authority well before the end of the 19th century, Reid continued to influence individual thinkers (a notable example being Charles Peirce) and when G. E. Moore made common sense a topic of great importance in recent philosophy, interest in Reid revived. He has more than just a historical claim on contemporary attention. This work is frequently reprinted with Essays on the Active Powers of Man (1788) as a combined work. Contemporary boards with some scratching to both front and back. Expert rebacked. Spine with six compartments and the author and title gilt lettering on a red field. The first and last couple of pages are darkened around the outside edges. Otherwise, this is a very pretty copy of this culminating work by Thomas Reid. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The warwoven from Chile

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

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        REAL CEDULA de Ereccion de la Compañía de Filipinas de 10 Marzo de 1785.

      Madrid, por D. Joachín Ibarra, (1785). - in-4. 1f. gravé aux armes de la couronne espagnole. 1f. 57pp. Plein vélin, dos lisse titré, titre sur le plat supérieur (reliure moderne). Edition Originale du texte établissant la création de la Compañía de Filipinas, dont la fondation fut l'une des grandes réformes de Charles III destinées à faciliter le commerce de l'Espagne avec les Philippines et avec l'Asie. Feuillet préliminaire portant les armes gravées du roi. Palau, 249957. Medina, Bibliografia espanola de las islas filipinas, 538. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Poesias, 1785, Edition Originale

      Ibarra 1785 Juan Melendez Valdés, né à Ribera del Fresno(Badajoz) le 11 mars 1754 et mort à Montpellier le 24 mai 1817 fut un poète, juriste et homme politique espagnol. Ce recueil de poèmes était dédié à sa bien - aimée Jovino. Edition Originale par Joaquín Ibarra en 1785, reliure plein cuir d? époque avec un dos lisse orné de filets et d' une pièce de titre dorés à l' or fin, intérieur en bon état , format in 12, 303 pages.

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        Le Duché de Savoye.

      - Paris, chez Basset, 1785. Incisione in rame, col. d&#146;epoca, cm 50,5 x 64,5 (alla lastra). Attivo fra il 1740 e il 1780, ingegnere militare di professione, Le Rouge s&#146;interessò alla cartografia e produsse opera di rara bellezza, coprendo un ampio raggio di soggetti, tra cui piani di fortificazioni, campagne militari, piante delle città, così come i soliti atlanti e le carte nautiche. Esemplare con un&#146;impressione un po&#146; stanca, ma marginoso e in buono stato.

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        Beschreibung der Stadt Jena nach ihrer Topographisch - Politisch - und Akademischen Verfassung.

      Jena, bey dem Verfasser 1785.3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit 4 (teils mehrf. gefalt.) Kupferstich - Tafeln und 6 gefalt. Tabellen. 8 Bll., 322 S., 2 Bll., SS. 326 - 470, 2 Bll., S. 474 - 636. Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. ADB XLII, 380; Engelmann 591. - Erste Ausgabe. - Nicht häufige Chronik der Stadt Jena, verfasst von dem bekannten Jenaer Physiker und Astronomen Johann Ernst Basilius Wiedeburg (1733 - 1789). Die Tafeln zeigen einen Stadtgrundriss und eine Umgebungskarte, beide gestochen von J. G. Sturm sowie eine große Panoramaansicht der Stadt (18 x 45 cm) von Christian Carl Gottlob Pflug, datiert 1780. Eine weitere Tafel mit Inschriften und Siegel. Bücher de

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        Zemirot Yisra&#39;el

      Berlin: Verlag der Jüdischen Freyschule (Hevrat Hinukh Ne&#39;arim), 1785. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. 2 vols. 47 leaves, (15), (8), 71 leaves, 58 leaves, (4). Wood boards with gilded decorated boarders and stamped designs and title-label on spine. Red edges all around. Decorative marbled endpapers. Green book markers. Book of Psalms in Hebrew with the German translation by Moses Mendelssohn. Hebrew commentaries by Obadiah Sforno and Joel Loewe. This work was printed in four parts from 1785 to 1790. Includes a list of subscribers from Jewish communities across Europe. Foldout pictures of musical instruments. Each part opens with a piece of modern Hebrew poetry modeled after Psalms. This work was part of the Biur project started by Moses Mendelssohn and continued after his death in 1786. Its purpose was to offer a German translation of the Bible and commentary for Jewish school children. It exemplifies some of the different faces of the early Haskalah (Enlightenment) movement. We see the pious desire to improve biblical literacy. Yet underneath this was an attempt to replace Yiddish with German and thus allow Jews to become better integrated into general society. There is also a nationalist element here with Psalms placed as the foundation for a revived Jewish literary culture to match the emerging German Romantic literary culture. Text in Hebrew and Judeo-German. Second volume boards slightly bent. Israel Zinberg, "The Berlin Haskalah" pg. 185 and 232.

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        En Real Cedula de 10 de Marzo de este año se ha servido S. M. erigir y aprobar una ponderosa Compañia para el Comercio de Filipinas y demas partes de la Asia

      - The extremely rare Mexican-printed Decree announcing the creation of the Real Compañia de Filipinas. 1785. Mexico. Broadsheet in folio (600 mm x 430 mm). Damp staining to upper margin and center, else good &#150;especially considered the rarity and use destined for. Printed on two conjoined sheets of official stamped paper; signed by Joseph de Gorraes. 4,600 $ First American publication of the Decree announcing the creation of the Real Compañia de Filipinas, one of the most significant Borbonic reforms aimed at improving the conditions of trade with the Philippines and other parts of Asia. This imprint, given by the Viceroy of New Spain, also contains the full text of King Charles III decree, with the outlines of the conformation of the company, first printed in Madrid in the same year under the title Real Cedula de ereccion de la Compañia de Filipinas.ç Needless to say, the creation of the powerful and even autarkic Royal Company of the Philippines affected not only the Philippine´s, but also the overall terms of trade with the region, as from now on, the Company &#150;granted the monopoly of trade- would engage in direct commerce with Spain &#150;affecting other monopolies in the Empire. The only exception was the Manila-Acapulco galleons. Another significant factor in the creation of the company was that it liberated the trade between Manila and China and India. As with other attempts to control commerce, it had a short life and was permanently abolished in 1834, with periods of inactivity during its existence. Not in Medina, Mexico. Medina, Filipinas 538 (for the Madrid edition). Palau 249957 (for the Madrid edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Ressort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1785. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, En Regeeringe derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, als mede de beyde Hoven van Justitie, en die van de Kamer der Rekening der Domeynen, met der zelver Suppoosten. Voor den Jare 1785. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland. Uitmaakende de Sta

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1785 - 5 werken in 1 band, 48, 107, 192, 92, 25-48 p. Origineel Perkament, 12° (opnieuw in de band gezet, mist de eerste 12 pagina's van het laatste werk)

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        HISTOIRE DE KENTUCKE, NOUVELLE COLONIE A L'OUEST DE LA VIRGINIE

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1785. First French Edition n. This is an unsurpassable copy of the French translation of the first book on Kentucky, including the first published biography of Daniel Boone. A schoolteacher, historian, surveyor, and one of the founders of Cincinnati, Filson (1753?-88) had acquired some 13,500 acres in the Kentucky territory through purchase and military land warrants. Despite the fact that Crawford's Defeat was just two years before (a major rout of U. S. forces by American Indians in the region), Filson's first-hand account portrayed Kentucky as a peaceful and fertile land, ready for settlement (especially his land). The book sold well, but the accompanying map dedicated to George Washington (sold separately) flew off the shelves. Filson's work did much to encourage settlement to the Kentucky territory and he is credited with recognizing the region, especially the ports of Natchez and New Orleans, as essential to the future economic expansion of the country; in this, he anticipated the Louisiana Purchase by 18 years. No doubt the economic dimension was also what prompted his work to be translated into French less than a year later. The French still had extensive holdings throughout the North American West, still had a close relationship with the very young United States, and a significant number of "American" pioneers were French. The French edition expands on Filson's account, including Congressional records related to Kentucky and additional information on American Indians in the territory. It also includes the much-desired map bound-in. This book is not unheard of at auction, but to see a copy like ours, complete with half title and map, and in a contemporary binding that appears almost unused, is definitely uncommon.. 203 x 128 mm. (8 x 5 1/8"). 2 p.l., xvi, 234 pp.Translated by M. Parraud. First French Edition. Refined contemporary sheep, covers framed by plain and decorative gilt rolls, flat spine heavily gilt in compartments with alternating ribbon and star patterns, tail compartment with monogram of "J S G," red morocco label, marbled endpapers. With woodcut head- and tailpieces and a large engraved folding map of Kentucky. Howes 129; Field 537; Sabin 24338. Minor spots of foxing in a few places, tiny closed tear at crease of map (no text affected), but still incredibly clean and fresh, and, in all, AN OUTSTANDING COPY, THE BINDING REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED. This is an unsurpassable copy of the French translation of the first book on Kentucky, including the first published biography of Daniel Boone. A schoolteacher, historian, surveyor, and one of the founders of Cincinnati, Filson (1753?-88) had acquired some 13,500 acres in the Kentucky territory through purchase and military land warrants. Despite the fact that Crawford's Defeat was just two years before (a major rout of U. S. forces by American Indians in the region), Filson's first-hand account portrayed Kentucky as a peaceful and fertile land, ready for settlement (especially his land). The book sold well, but the accompanying map dedicated to George Washington (sold separately) flew off the shelves. Filson's work did much to encourage settlement to the Kentucky territory and he is credited with recognizing the region, especially the ports of Natchez and New Orleans, as essential to the future economic expansion of the country; in this, he anticipated the Louisiana Purchase by 18 years. No doubt the economic dimension was also what prompted his work to be translated into French less than a year later. The French still had extensive holdings throughout the North American West, still had a close relationship with the very young United States, and a significant number of "American" pioneers were French. The French edition expands on Filson's account, including Congressional records related to Kentucky and additional information on American Indians in the territory. It also includes the much-desired map bound-in. This book is not unheard of at auction, but to see a copy like ours, complete with half title and map, and in a contemporary binding that appears almost unused, is definitely uncommon.

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        Theorie der Gartenkunst.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, Erben und Reich 1779 - 1785. - 5 in 3 Bänden. Mit 5 gestochenen Titelvignetten, 231 (38 ganzseitigen) Textkupfern und 7 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit je 2 verschieden farb. Rückenschildern. 26 x 22 cm. Ornamentstich-Katalog II, 3353; Dochnahl 71; Rümann 445; Enslin/Engelmann 132. - Erste Ausgabe des "berühmtesten deutschen Gartenbuches der Zeit . Seine radierten Illustrationen wurden zunächst von Joh. Heinr. Brand (1740-1783), vom dritten Teil an auch von C. Fr. Schuricht (geb. 1753) und C. L. Crusius, dem Illustrator von Hirschfelds bereits 1768 geschriebenen Landleben, entworfen und geätzt." (Hauswedell/Voigt I, 87). - "Angeregt von der engl. Philosophie (Home) und dem engl. Landschaftsgarten, entwickelte er (Hirschfeld) . ein System von Forderungen für die Gestaltung von Landschaftsgärten, die er unter vielfältigen Gesichtspunkten klassifizierte . Er wendet sich mit seinen Forderungen hauptsächlich gegen den französ. Garten und wirkt in seiner Theorie bes. in Norddeutschland bahnbrechend für die Verbreitung des engl. Landschaftsgartens." (NDB IX, 223). - Die schönen Kupfer zeigen Schlösser, Landhäuser, Gartengebäude, Denkmäler sowie zahlreiche Park- und Gartenansichten. - Decken etwas angestaubt. Etwas berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen. Die oberen Rückenenden stärker bestoßen und beschabt. Leder tls. mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Innen recht gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Camera Sepolcrale pochi passi distante da quella gia descritta della Famiglia di L. Arrunzio\". Die geöffnete Grabkammer des altrömischen Konsuls Lucius Arrmcins und dessen Familie. Unten vierzeilige Unterschrift.

       Radierung mit Kaltnadel sign. \"Piranesi Architetto dis. e scolp\", um 1785, 37,5 x 60 cm. Focillon 238; Calcografia 65; Wilton-Ely 373; Ficacci 230. - Aus: \"Le anticita Romane opera di Gianbattista Piranesi\", Bd. 2 (von 4). Das vierbändige Tafelwerk erlebte drei Auflagen (1756, 1784 und 1785). - Im breiten Rand mit zwei hinterlegten Einrissen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Rom

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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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        Bibliothek der Geschichte der Menschheit. (Bde. 5 - 8 mit dem zweiten Titel:) Beschreibung der Chinesen. Aus den besten Reisebeschreibungen gesammelt. (von Valentin August Heinze).

      Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1780 - 1785. - 8 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. ADB L, 365; Hirschberg I, 219; Cordier, Bibliotheca sinica I, 60. - Sehr seltene komplette Reihe des durch die schottische Aufklärung, der "Natural Histories of Man" inspirierten anthropologischen Sammlung zur Geschichte der Menschheit. Der Spätaufklärer und besonders als Gartentheoretiker berühmte Hirschfeld (1742-1792) erklärt im Vorwort diese Studien zum wichtigsten Teil der Philosophie. - Die ersten 4 Bände mit Beschreibungen von Sitten und Gebräuchen außereuropäischer Kulturen, vornehmlich aus Afrika und Amerika, Bd. 3 widmet sich Grönland und Island unter Heranziehung der Reisebeschreibungen von Cranz und Troil. Die 4 letzten Bände bearbeitet von Heinze mit eingehender Beschreibung von Kultur und Bevölkerung Chinas. - Mit gest. Exlibris D. Storr (wohl Elsässer, vgl. Reiber, Iconographie Alsatique 5979), sowie Namenszug Kampmann auf den fl. Vorsätzen. - Etwas bestoßen. Vorderes Gelenk von Band V unten ca. 3 cm angeplatzt, unteres Rückenende bei Band VI mit ca. 2 cm Fehlstelle. Tls. gering fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhaltene und dekorativ gebundene Reihe! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.

      1785. Belonged to Sons of Sir William Blackstone and Josiah Wedgwood Johnson, Samuel [1709-1784]. [Blackstone, William, II (b. 1769)]. [Wedgwood, Josiah, II (1769-1843)]. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. New Edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan; And T. Cadell, 1785. [iv], 384 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style with lettering piece and blind fillets, endpapers retained, hinges mended. Rubbing to boards with some wear to edges, corners bumped, armorial bookplate of William Blackstone II, to front pastedown, signature of Josiah Wedgwood to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, bit of sealing wax to edge of bookplate, minor stains to title page and a few other leaves, minor edgewear to endleaves. An interesting association copy. * First published in 1775, Johnson's famous travel narrative recounts an 83-day journey through mainland Scotland and the islands of the Hebrides in 1773 with James Boswell. This copy belonged to the sons of two important eighteenth-century Englishmen. William Blackstone II, son of Sir William Blackstone [1723-1780]; Josiah Wedgwood II was the son of Josiah Wedgwood [1730-1795] the innovative potter who founded the Wedgwood company. Josiah II expanded the firm, served as a Member of Parliament and was an important abolitionist. English Short-Title Catalogue T83970.

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        The Poetical works of Samuel Johnson; Now First Collected In One Volume.

      London G. Kearsley 1785 - First collected edition, second state, small 8vo., viii, 196 pp., p. 196 with 5 lines of errata; [2]pp. of ads, bookplate, contemporary tree calf, upper joint repaired, lightly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        lle Journee, ou le Mariage le Figaro Comedie en cinq actes, en prose. Représentée pour la premiére fois, par les Comédiens français ordinaires du Roi, le mardi 2 avril 1784

      Paris: De l'imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique (Kehl) ; chez Ruault, 1785. Tall 8vo. ( 6" x 9 5/8"). AEG. 199p, 1p approb, 1p errata. Five engravings. A very fine copy boun d in red morocco using the floral motif in each corner, ruled in gilt and with circular and triangular onlays of red and green; ornate, multi-color doublures of red morocco including sea-spray designs of green and floral sprigs of gilt and green. Silk end leaves. Signed Guild of Women Binders (done between 1902-1904, with tools similar to those used by Edith or Florence de Rheimes). The engravings for this edition were re-engraved by Lienard due to the reported dissatisfaction of Beaumarchais. Le Petit notes that they are larger and better than those of the first illustrated edition, issued a bit earlier in the year. No less than 16 spurious editions of Mariage de Figaro appeared in 1785 date due to censorship. Our edition was printed under the care of the author himself. (The Baskerville typeface was used to print the famous collected works of Voltaire, 1785-1789, in seventy octavo volume known as the “Kehl” edition.) Ref: Cohen de Ricci, Guide de l’Amateur de livres a gravures du XVIII e Sičcle. (1951). p.125-6; Not in Guild of Women Binders, London. Bindings of to-morrow. A record of the work of the Guild of Women-binders and of the Hampstead Bindery.1902; Not in Nixon, H.M. Five Centuries of English Bookbindings. 1978. Provenance: sold Sothebys, Wilkinson & Hodge, November 7th and 8th, 1904. Bindings and ExtraIllustrated Books, produced by the Guild of WomenBinders and the Hampstead Bindery. Lot 21. (Hammer price 3Ł).

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        The poetical Works . now first collected in one Volume .

      London. Printed for the Editor, and sold by G. Kearsley . 1785 - First collected edition, a very nice copy. This is a copy of the second issue, separately advertised on 24 March 1785 (the first was advertised on 15 February). Small 8vo (166 × 98 mm), pp. viii, 196, [4]; complete with final advertisement leaves; A2 and N2 are cancels; contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt, small chip to headcap. [Courteney & Smith, p. 157; Fleeman 85.2 PW/3] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principj di architettura civile.

      a spese Remondini,, Bassano, 1785 - Tre volumi di cm. 21, pp. xvi, 381 (1); 443 (1); 382). Con una tabella e 8 tavole incise e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Non comune edizione settecentesca di questo classico della storiografia artistica. Cfr. Cicognara (566): "Opera piena di critica profondissima, e scritta con libertà di pensare e saper sommo"; Comolli (IV,42): "E' uno dei miglior libri che abbiamo in architettura". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handschrift auf Pergament, Urkunde der Zunftmeister des Bierbrauer-Handwerks in Heidelberg für einen Johann Balthasar Guthmann (?).

      Heidelberg, 1785. - circa 32 x 47,5 cm. 1 Urkunde mit Siegel in Holzkapsel an Bändern alte Faltspuren Dekorative Urkunde mit Kalligraphie in Gold und Rot, oben ein Gebührenstempel über 30 Kreuzer, unten von den Zunftmeistern Adam Abraham Gieser und Johannes Münch signiert. - Gut erhalten, etwas angestaubt, Siegel ohne Deckel, sonst schön und dekorativ. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        A 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, London 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 à 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 à 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 Numero di tavole: 24 pp.(10), XCVI, 421, (5); (16), 548, (4); (18), 556, 12 (4) altezza 30 larghezza 25 Tre volumi (manca l'Atlante che comprendeva 63 incisioni di prevalente interesse etnografico). Legatura coeva in pelle con ricchi fregi dorati e titolo al dorso e cornicetta dorata ai piatti. La legatura ha subito un importante intervento di restauro: si segnala una certa fragilità delle cerniere dei piatti. Le carte risultano ben conservate e fresche, con rare fioriture; frontespizio del primo volume brunito dal tempo. Ex libris all'interno del piatto anteriore.

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        A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

      Published by S. Hooper, London 1785 - , [2], vii, [1], 214 unnumbered pages, double endpapers, with a 6 page manuscript insert before the preface First Edition , rubbing to edges of boards, foxing throughout, one page repaired with handwritten text, book in good condition , half morocco and marbeld paper, 5 raised bands on spine with gilt rules and titles in compartments , quarto, 22 x 13.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle and Round the World but Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, From the Year 1772, to 1776

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1785. First edition. Hardcover. Andrew Sparrman was a Swedish physician and naturalist. He arrived in South Africa on 10 January 1772. He joined Captain Cook on the Resolution on 22 November 1772. Returning in 1775, he undertook further exploration that lasted until April 1776, taking him as far as Kaffraria - what is today the southeast part of Eastern Cape of South Africa. Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage, as well as his exploration in Africa, are described in this book. Included is a brief glossary of Hottentot language and full page plates of indigenous animals, as well as the original errata and instructions to the bookbinder. Two volumes, in a recent fine half leather binding over marbled paper boards with leather corners, raised and gilt spine bands, gilt rules, and red spine labels. The binding is nearly as-new. The contents are exceptionally clean and well-preserved, with only trivial scattered hints of spotting. The pages are bright and clean, with immaculate illustrated plates, including the striking Volume I frontispiece plate "Prospect of the Country at the Cape of Good Hope". The large folding map at the end of Volume I is also clean and intact with no tears. Sparrman's work was one of the earliest on Southern Africa and the Southern Oceans.

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        Ueber die Einsamkeit. Erster und zweiter Theil (von 4). 2 Bände. (= Sammlung der besten deutschen prosaischen Schriftsteller und Dichter 144. und 145. Theil.).

      Carlsruhe: bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder 1785 - Mit 2 Titelkupfer. 339 (10) S., 4 S. Verlagswerbung.; LVI, 464 S., 13 S. Register. - KEIN REPRINT! - Ebde. berieben, Buchecken bestoßen, Buchrücken beschädigt, Vorsatz stärker beschädigt und mit Wurmfraßspuren, einige S. fleckig. -- --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Marmor. OPappbde. 18x11 cm. (Versandstufe 2).

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        Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière.

      - Aux Deux-Ponts, chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1785-1791. 54 volumes. 8vo (180 x 110mm). With one engraved portrait, 4 engraved maps and 324 engraved plates of which 299 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 6 compartments with gilt ornaments and 3 gilt lettered labels. A beautiful uniformly bound, uncut and complete copy of the 'Deux-Ponts Edition' of Buffon's work. The work was published in 54 volumes comprising 4 sections. The first 13 volumes deal with 'Histoire naturelle', followed by 18 volumes 'Oiseaux', 14 volumes ' Quadrupèdes' and 9 volumes 'Minéraux'. The present edition is the last one published during Buffon's lifetime and is considered one of the most charming and attractive editions of his works. Copies in such mint condition are rare. The plain plates were never coloured.Zimmer p. 106; Nissen ZBI, 679. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Staatsgesetze der dreyzehn vereinigten amerikanischen Staaten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Dessau and Leipzig, 1785. 8vo. Contemporary yellow paper binding with handwritten paper title-label to spine. Wear to upper capital and corners. An old handwritten paper library label to lower spine. A discreet stamp to verso of title-page. Handwritten contemporary library-inscription to inside of front board. Old label removed from front free end-paper. Internally very nice, clean, and fresh. A fine, clean, and tight, completely unrestored copy. (4), 575 pp.. First edition in German of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation - the first constitution of the United States.In 1778, the first collection of the constitutions of the 13 American states was published for the first time, in French translation. In October 1780, the second Continental Congress decided to print the state documents: The declaration of Independence, the preliminary Constitution ("Articles of Confederation", being the first constitution of the United States), the contract with France, and the Constitutions of the 13 states together. This seminal volume was printed in Philadelphia in 1781 and appeared in French translation in 1783, in Paris. The first German edition of this groundbreaking volume was entitled "Staatsgesetze der dreyzehn vereinigten amerikanischen Staaten" (i.e. "The Constitutions of the Thirteen united American States"); it appeared in 1785 [the present publication] and was based upon the French translation of 1783. The English language original was reprinted in Glasgow the same year, making the German translation the fourth appearance of the volume and the second translation, preceded only by the French. The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was the first constitution of the United States. After more than a year of consideration, it was submitted to the states for ratification in 1777, but not enough states approved it until 1781.This foundational volume constitutes one of the most important works in American constitutional history

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        Circulus Suevicus in quo sunt Ducatus Wirtenbergensis, Marchionatus Badensis, & Burgoviensis, Comitatus Otting, Rechberg, Konigsek, Hohenzollern, & Furstenberg, Baronatus Limburg, Waldburg, & Iustingen, Status Domus Fuggerorum, Episcopatus Augustae, & Constantiae, Abbatia Kemptensis, et Territorium Ulmense. in lucem edita per Ioh. Michael Probst Chalcogr. Aug. Vind. - Joh. Michael Probst excud. Aug. Vind.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Michael Probst in Augsburg, um 1785, 48,5 x 56 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 463. - Zeigt Baden-Württemberg und den bayrischen Regierungsbezirk Schwaben. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche; unten links große Kartusche mit Wappen der genannten Gebiete umgeben von Putten. - Sehr seltene Schwabenkarte von J.M. Probst mit dem Zusatz in der Kartusche "in lucem edita per Ioh. Michael Probst Chalcogr. Aug. Vind.". - Sehr schönes altkoloriertes Exemplar!

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        Le Desert de Retz: Le Jardin Pitoresque de Monsieur de Monville; A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden.

      The Arion Press. First edition, one of 400 copies.. Fine copy.. Oblong 4to, blue cloth and printed paper labels. Illustrated with views of the park and related sites, including facsimiles of the 26 engravings of Le Rouge from 1785 and 32 modern photographs by Michael Kenna. The first scholarly work on this famous French garden and its creator Monsieur de Monville. Prospectus laid in. From the library of David & Valerie Belch.

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        A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature with accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured

      London : Harrison and Co , 1785 A rare and beautiful introduction to natural history. In 2 folio volumes with 99 (of 100) hand coloured plates by Moses Harris and others after his style. Martyn is a pseudonym for William Fordyce Mavor, who authored a wide range of works. The books are set out alphabetically, with the plates reflecting this classification, so they can portray lizards and lynx side by side on the same plate. The pages are double column and unpaginated. The text for each animal is thoughtfully put together eg for the guinea pig 'The Guinea-Pig is a very cleanly creature and totally different from that that affords it a name....Guinea-Pigs repose on their bellies, pretty much in their usual posture...'. The plates are nicely coloured and the ones by Moses Harris (butterflies, moths and shells) are particularly well drawn. This copy is in a contemporary half leather binding with marbled boards. The half leather corners have been replaced with a paper cover. There is some wear to boards and corners but overall they are in good condition. The spines are leather with raised bands and gilt decoration. There are title and volume labels. There is some wear to joints, particularly on Vol I, where there is some cracking at the front hinge, but the bindings are currently sound. Contents generally clean with occasional marking and some edge tearing. There are some pencil notes at the beginning of both volumes. The paper used in this work is particularly soft and prone to edge-tearing. Vol I: red and black title page; Preface; covers A-K; 55 plates; new rear endpaper. A couple of plates have margin/edge tears - Plate I has tear at the top margin with a small piece missing at the corner and a tear at the bottom margin again missing corners; Plate XLVII has a small piece missing from the bottom edge and a repair. The title page has a small hole and 2 repaired edge tears. Vol II: 44 of 45 plates; title page in red and black; text and plates L-Z; 2pp listing of plates; Finis. There is some offsetting from plates to text, occasional browning to pages; and some edge-tearing. Please enquire if you would like more images to assess condition.

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