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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]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano Soc. Coop]
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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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        Physisk og Ekonomisk Beskrivelse over Gulbrandsdalens Provstie i Aggershuus Stift i Norge med Kobbere. Første-Anden Deel.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt og forlagt ved Nicolaus Møller, 1785-86. (16) +164 + (4) + 237 + (1 blank) s. 1 foldet kobbertukket kart. 9 kobberstukne plansjer. Samtidig helskinnbind med fem opphøyde bind. Gult skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. Fint mønstret forsatspapir. Navn på friblad.. Fint eks

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        Lyra Britannica. A collection of English songs and cantatas composed by Dr. Boyce, for the voice, harpsichord, and violin

      London : Harrison and Co., PN (109)-(113), [ca. 1785?]. - 70 S. Quer Fol. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken bestossen. Vorderdeckel lose. Einband schwach. Beigebunden: Samuel Howard: The musical companion, a colection of English songs. For the voice, harpsichord, and violin. - Ibid., PN (125)-(128), [ca. 1785?]. 57 S. (RISM H 7483). (Unten knapp beschnnitten: einige Seiten mit kl. Verlust an Plattennummer). Und: Dr. Arne: Cymon and Iphigenia, a cantate. For the voice, harpsichord, and violin, - Ibid., PN 128, [ca. 1785?]. - 8 S. (RISM A 1803). Resp. RISM B/BB 4113: nicht in Lbl, RISM H/HH 7483: nicht in Lbl, RISM A 1803: nicht in Lbl.Versand D: 4,00 EUR collections, illustration, Lied, songs, vocal music, collections, illustration, Lied, Lieder, vocal Musik Sologesang

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        Vollständige Abhandlung der theoretischen und praktischen Lehre von der Elektricität nebst eignen Versuchen von Tiberius Cavallo. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig. Weidmanns Erben und Reich.1785. Dritte, mit einigen Zusätzen vermehrte Auflage. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. 344 S., 6 Bll. Original Halbledereinband mit marm. Deckeln und roten Buchschnitt. Etwas berieb. u. bestoß., Rücken etwas aufgepl. Beinhaltet: Der erste Theil handelt blos von den Gesetzen der Elektricität, d. i. von solchen die Elektricität betreffenden Naturgesetzen, welche durch unzählbare Versuche allgemein wahr befunden, und daher von allen Hypothesen unabhängig sind./ Der zweyte Theil enthält blos Hypothesen; und trägt nicht Thatsachen, sondern Meynungen vor. Die große Unwahrscheinlichkeit der meisten von diesen Hypothesen hat mich bewogen, diesen Theil meines Werks so kurz als möglich zu machen./ Der dritte Theil enthält die praktischen Lehren der Elektricität./ Der vierte und letzte Theil enthält eine kurze Nachricht von den vornehmsten Versuchen, die ich selbst bey meinen Untersuchungen über dasjenige, was mir in diesem Theile der Naturlehre merkwürdiges vorkam, angestellt habe. Ich habe dabey nicht allein die fruchtlosen und ohne Erfolg gebliebenen Proben, sonder auch die zahlreichen Muthmaßungen, die ich noch nicht durch wirkliche Beobachtung habe prüfen können, gänzlich übergangen.; - Mit 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln (diese leicht fleckig). - Titelblatt gebräunt und durchgehend etwas fleckig, eine Seite mit wenig Papierverlust (nicht in den Text gehend). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Elektrizität; Physik, Abhandlungen; Naturwissenschaften

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        La Parfaite intelligence du commerce, où se trouvent les Connaissances et les Renseignemens les plus utiles à diverses Classes de Citoyens, & particulièrement aux amateurs, Négocians, Navigateurs, Commissaires, Agens, Courtiers de Commerce, Fabricans, Artisans, Commis, Gens d'affaires, &c. Le tout distribué de manière à faciliter les recherches des Lecteurs.

      Lamy, Imprimé à Andenarde et se vend à Paris 1785 - 2 vol. in-8 de (4)-XII-XII-64-732-(2) pp. et 238-500 -(2) pp., veau blond moucheté, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale rare. Important ouvrage pratique divisé en quatre parties : I. Précis de Géographie Moderne. II. Dictionnaire contenant les Renseignements les plus utiles sur plus de 1000 Villes, Lieux & Contrées commerçantes des quatres parties du Globe où se trouve aux plus considérables de ces Villes tout le détail suivant. III. Dictionnaire essentiel tant pour les termes Généraux de Commerce de Terre & de Mer, leur diverses applications & les détailsles plus intéressans sur chacun de ces Termes. I. 17 Chapitres qui forme autant de Table ou de Tableaux. Table de Rapport des poids. Table de rapport des aunages. Table de rapport des Mesures pour les Liquides. Trois tableaux dépliant : Tableau de la traite des noirs de la cargaison du navire le St André ; Tableau de la vente des noirs du navire St André au Cap François, etc. Kress, B 901. Une coiffe abimée. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die deutsche (!) Giftpflanzen, zur Verhütung der tragischen Vorfälle in den Haushaltungen, nach ihren botanischen Kennzeichen, nebst den Heilungsmitteln. Neue vermehrte Auflage. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      München Strobel bzw Berlin Oehmigke -95 1785 - (20 x 12 cm). (2) VIII, 119 S.; (2) 126 S. Mit 24 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit. Überarbeitete Auflage des erstmals 1784-1793 erschienenen Werkes. Mit einer Titelvignette "Der Tod in den Töpfen" und im Vorwort "lch eigne die folgende (!) Blätter der Küche zu. Ich warne diese Werkstätte des Geschmacks. täglich auf ihrer Huth zu seyn". Beschrieben werden 100 einheimische Giftpflanzen nach Vorkommen, Aussehen sowie den ausgelösten Symptomen und einige mit ihrer pharmakologischen Bedeutung. Die letzten ca. 30 Seiten enthalten ein Giftrepertorium über alle bisher bekannten Gifte, die in der Luft und den drei Naturreichen vorkommen. Die schönen, sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfertafeln zeigen u.a. Fingerhut, Küchenschelle, Aaronstab, Bilsenkraut, Belladonna, Schierling, Eisenhut und Stephanskraut. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, erstes Titelblatt stärker und mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk, sonst gut erhalten. - Nissen BBI 772 nb; vgl. Stafleu-Cowan 2296 und Pritzel 3712 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ASTRONOMY Explained Upon Sir Isaac NewtonÂ’s Principles, And made easy to those who have not studied Mathematics. To which are added, A Plain Method of Finding The Distances of all the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus over the SunÂ’s Disc, in the Year 1761. An Account of Mr HorroxÂ’s Observation of the Transit of Venus in the Year 1761: And, Of the Distances of al the Planets from the Sun, as deduced from Observations of the transit in the Year 1761.

      

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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, - 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. Brooks n.293: «La parte che parla de' palloni è la più importante». Riccardi, Correzioni e aggiunte, V, 72 ''Bella ediz., con le tav. e vignette tutte ben inc. su rame''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, AND ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEST WRITERS. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE, AND AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR 2 VOLS

      Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, Et Al, London 1785 - Portrait; This is the first quarto edition. Full bound in contemporary sheep leather with red and black morocco spine labels present. Boards detached. Blank end papers loose with shallow fraying. Text blocks are complete with title pages. Light offset from portrait of Johnson which is present and vg. Clean and solid. Unpaginated. Lowdnes 1217. 9" x 11" x 6.25", 16 pounds. Provenance- Mary Webb, Kingston dated 1796. ; 16 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Seconde Chute du Staubbach. Dans la Vallée de Lauterbronnen. Gravé sous la direction de Mr. Vernet. Peintre du Roi.

      A Paris, Imprimé par Blin, s.d., 1785, - 32 x 22 cm (image) / 45 x 32 cm (feuille), aquatinte imprimée en couleurs et retouches à la main, 1 feuille sous Passepartout. De: ?Wolff, Vues remarquables des Montagnes de la Suisse dessinées et coloriées d?après nature, avec leur description. Chez J. Yntema, Libraire.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Troisieme Voyage abrege du Capitaine Cook, III vols., 1785

      Cook James - Troisieme Voyage abrege du Capitaine Cook, III vols., 1785 Troisieme voyage abrégé du capitaine Cook, dans l'océan Pacifique; avec une carte générale & l'estampe représentant la mort de ce capitaine; ou Histoire des dernieres découvertes dans la mer du sud, pendant les anné es 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780 By James Cook Northwest Coast of North America, Australia, Oceania, Northwest 1785, Chez Moutard ., Paris, 1785 Complete edition in french lanquage, original calf Angeboten wird die komplette Ausgabe dieses gesuchten Werkes, mit den beiden Kupfern: Voyage du HMS Resolution dans la Mer Pacifique & Mort du Capitaine COOK. Alle 3 Bände sind perfekt erhalten, sehr sauber, ohne Alters-Spuren. Coll: Vol.1: viij 519pp, Vol.2: 591pp, Vol.3: 477pp - so komplett. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Striking Likenefs of the Late Captain James Cook, F.R.S.: Frontispiece to Anderson\'s Large Editions of the Whole of Captain Cooks Voyages &e. complete

      Published by Alex Hogg in London, 1785. unbekannter Einband Titelblatt aus \"New, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by royal authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook\'s first, second, third and last voyages\" um 1785 (nicht ersichtlich, ob es aus einer Erstedition ist oder aus einer späteren), bräunlich gerahmt und verglast ( Rahmen finesse, Susanne Stock, Hannover), cremefarbenes Passepartout, der Rahmen weist ein paar kleinere Macken auf, Kartonplatte auf der Rückseite mit Dellen, ca. 52cm hoch und ca. 39,5cm brei, Bildausschnitt ca. 35 x 23cm Versand D: 9,90 EUR

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        Idea del valor de la isla Española, utilidades que de ella puede sacar su monarquia.

      Madrid: Impr. de Pedro Marin 4to. [4] ff., xx, 208 pp., [2] ff., table; without the map.. 1785 Sánchez Valverde was the first writer born in Santo Domingo to publish a book. In fact he published several, but all agree his most important is his Idea del valor de la isla Española. In it he writes of the entire island of Hispaniola, both the Spanish portion and the French. He surveys the natural history, the crops, the people, the slaves, the climate, the topography, the hydrology, the ports, and the prospects. Provenance: Ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on title-page; later in the John Carter Brown Library (bookplate); note at end "Collated with G.G. Church copy. July 31, 1912. dup." Deaccessioned 2008. Evidence of readership: Scattered marginalia in French through p. 50, almost invariably giving the French for obscure words and phrases in Spanish in the text. Perhaps owned by someone living in the Haitian area of the island? Contemporary vellum over paste boards, vellum split at fore-edge of front one exposing the substrate; vellum cockled and old, faint inked writing on it. Front hinge (inside) open; without the map; stamp as noted above. A good copy.

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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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        Die Ruine in dem Garten des K. K. Lustschlosses von Schönbrunn - Ruine; placée dans le jardin I. R. de Schoenbrunn". Aus: Ansichten der Residenzstadt Wien.

      Wien, Artaria, 1785. - Bildausschnitt ca. 41,3 x 62 cm. Blattgröße ca. 49,5 x 66,5 cm. Schwarz 39. Nebehay-W. 671, 39.- Einziger Etat.- "Aus der Folge der fünf grossen Blätter. Abgeschliffen zwischen 1801 und 1810" (Schwarz).- Seltene Ansicht der Ruine von Schönbrunn, sorgfältig und in zarten Farben koloriert. Gewidmet dem "Louis Prince Regnant de Liechtenstein Duc de Troppau et Jägerndorf, Comte de Rittberg.".- "Ursprünglich als 'Ruine von Karthago' bezeichnet, steht die Römische Ruine am Fuße des bewaldeten Schönbrunner Berges. Bei diesem Bauwerk handelt es sich um ein von Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg entworfenes und im Jahre 1778 erbautes Ensemble . Hohenberg schuf die Römische Ruine in Schönbrunn als vollständigen Neubau nach dem römischen Vorbild des antiken Vespasian und Titus-Tempels, dessen Überreste durch den um 1756 entstandenen Stich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi überliefert waren." (schoenbrunn.at).- Zur Gänze auf Japanpapier aufgezogen und restauriert. Linke untere Ecke angesetzt und ergänzt. In den Rändern etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Graphik, Österreich - WIEN

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        Kandide, oder: die beste Welt, Erster + zweyter Theil, Mit 1 Titelkupfer und 4 ganzseitigen Kupfern,

      Himburg, Berlin, 1785 - Berlin, Himburg 1785, 224+159 S., OHLdr. m. Goldpräg., 3., rev. Auflage, das 5. ganzseitige Kupfer fehlt, Name auf Titelblatt, sonst gut erhalten das 5. ganzseitige Kupfer fehlt, Name auf Titelblatt, sonst gut erhalten OHLdr. m. Goldpräg., 3., rev. Auflage, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prayers and Meditations. Published from his Manuscripts by George STRAHAN.

       London, for T. Cadell, in The Strand 1785. 2nd ed. gr.-8°. XVI, 230 S. Kalbleder.-Bd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg., Stehkantenvergold. Gest. Exlibris. Gelenke restaur.Vorl. posthume Veröffentlichung im Jahr der Erstausgabe, erfolgte 1 Jahr nach Johnsons Tod, nachdem dieser seinem Testator (Strahan) seine Manuskripte anvertraute. Strahan strich jedoch die Stellen, bei denen ein gewisses Misstrauen Johnsons dem Christentum gegenüber herauslesbar waren. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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        Observations on the Diseases of Seamen. The second edition, with corrections and additions.

      Second edition, with additional material, of one of the most important works in naval medicine. See G&M 2158 and 3715, the first edition of 1785. Blane was physician to Admiral Rodney, and later to the British fleet. He was held in great esteem by the Navy, and was instrumental in effecting improvements in living conditions among seamen. Through Blane?s influence the issue of lemon juice in the British Navy was ordered in 1795, after which scurvy soon disappeared. With Lind he stands predominant in the history of naval medicine.This copy has both the 4-page errata and the 15-page dedication (dated May 1, 1785) and preface; most copies have either one or the other.8vo, pp. viii, 4, xv, (i) blank, (17)-560, xv (index), and 3 folding tables. Contemporary half calf (spine and upper joint cracked, slight wear to foot of spine), brown morocco label on spine. Tear (or paper flaw) in O5 without loss, a very clean and fresh copy. Early signature (cropped) in upper corner of title, small personal stamp on verso.

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        Blick in den Landschaftsgarten mit einem der zahlreichen Kanäle, im Mittelgrund ein \"Point de Vue\" mit einer antikisierenden Vase. Über den Kanal führt eine Brücke auf der eine Dame mit Kind steht.

       Kupferstich von Clemens Kohl nach Georg Melchior Kraus, 1785, 22 x 31,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 449-451. - Der Maler und Radierer wurde 1737 in Frankfurt geboren. Er war Schüler von J.H. Tischbein d.Ä., studierte in Paris und wurde 1780 herzogl. Rat in Weimar, wo er 1806 starb. Er gehörte zum engsten Kreis um Goethe. - Die ab 1785 erschienenen 18 Blatt Wörlitzer Ansichten sind selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        "La folle journee ou le marriage de Figaro, comedie en cinq actes, en prose."

      [Paris]: "au Palais Royal, chez Ruault". 1785. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], lvi, 237; later full speckled calf, red morocco label on gilt decorated spine; slight wear at the top of the spine, else generally a fine copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of Alfred Vaux. Beaumarchais (1732-1799) aided the American cause by purchasing supplies for the American army in the Revolution. This play is his famous sequel to his earlier Le Barbier de Seville. It was first performed in 1784 and because of its immediate success there are many editions printed in 1785, this being the first. It was the later inspiration for the operas of Rossini and Mozart. Tchemerzine, II, p. 14- 15: ""The first edition was published without illustrations. Very soon after 5 illustrations by St Quentin were added."""

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        Cabinets-Karte welche den ganzen Lauf des Rheins, der Mosel, der Maas und Schelde

      Augsburg Lotter, (1785). - nebst angraenzenden Laendern vorzüglich alle gegenwaertigen Besitzungen des Hauses Oesterreich in den Niederlanden und einen grossen Theil von Frankreich vorstellt". Teilkolorierte Kupferstichkarte (von J. F. Oettinger) in 6 Teilen in je 12 Segmenten auf Leinen, zusammen 113 x 165 cm, Mit 2 großen ornamenten Kartuschen mit französischem und deutschem Titel. Etwas angestaubt, Jeder Teil mit altem handschriftlichem Titel auf der Kartenrückseite. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        St. John, New Brunswick

      Watercolour over pencil, on early card mount. Inscribed on verso of mount. A fascinating view of St.John, New Brunswick, showing Fort Howe, with two voyageurs in the foreground. The city of St. John, situated at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy, is the largest city in New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Following the French and Indian war, the region north of the Bay of Fundy formerly part of the French colony of Acadia, was merged into Nova Scotia and a permanent fortification on high ground was built at the mouth of the river. The city was officially formed by royal charter in 1785. This lovely early 19th century view by an unknown but talented amateur artist shows two voyageurs looking eastward across the harbour with the growing city in the distance. Clearly visible, and the tallest structure in the small city, is Trinity Anglican Church, constructed in 1791.

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        Historia Ecclesiastica Veteris Novique Testamentis, ab orbe condito ad Annum post Christum natum millesimum sexcentesimum: et in loca ejusdem insignia dissertationes historicae, chronologicae, criticae, dogmaticae (20 Bände KOMPLETT) - Tomus I - XVIII + Supplementum I/ II.

      Christian Voigt; 1785 ff.. Editio omnium novissima; je Band ca. 500 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ stark berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 20 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Reise durch Polen, Rußland, Schweden und Dänemark. Mit historischen Nachrichten, und politischen Bemerkungen begleitet. Aus dem Englischen, von J[ohann] PEZZL. 3 Bde.

      Zürich, Orell Füßlin u. Komp. 1785-92. 4°. VIII, 430 S.; 2 Bll.,Tit., 2 Bll., 382 S., Tit., 3 Bll., 218 S., 1 Bl. Mit 3 handkol. Titelvign. (Schellenberg fec.), 2 Illustr. auf Taf. u. 8 [v. 9] meist gef. Karten bzw. Plänen in Kupferst. sowie 2 Tabellen auf 1 gef. Tafel. Braune Leinenbände (des späten 19. Jhdt.) m. Rückengoldprägung. Kanten etw. berieben; Titelbl. m. unterlegter Fehlstelle; Text - bis auf wenige Anmerk v. alter Hd. - ohne Gebrauchsspuren. Graesse II, 293. Deutsche Übersetzung des erstmals 1784-90 in London erschienenen Werkes. Auf den Plänen u.a. Moskau, Stockholm, Kopenhagen u. die Kanäle bei Kiel u. Trollhaetta. William Coxe (1747-1828), engl. Historiker u. Geistlicher. Bekannt vor allem durch seine Schriften über Robert Walpole, John Marlborough und das österr. Herrscherhaus. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Reise, Osteuropa, Nordeuropa, Russland

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        LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. With Occasional Remarks on His Writings, an Authentic Copy of His Will, and a Catalogue of His Works. To Which are Added, Some Papers Written by Dr. Johnson, in Behalf of a Late Unfortunate Character, Never Before Published

      London: G. Kearsley, 1785. VERY RARE First Edition of William Cooke's very early biography of Dr. Johnson. 8vo, original unbound printer's sheets and with the printer's original blue paper front wrapper, now laid portfolio style into a clamshell box of green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. iv, 144 pp., with the front blank. Unbound printer's sheets, very scarce thus and a remarkable survival in this rarest of states. The paper still fresh and unpressed with only a little wear along the untrimmed edges, the last two leaves (the catalogue leaves), with marginal loss at the lower outside corner. The lack of the portrait in this copy likely because it would have been sent separately from the engraver's shop to be installed by the binder, who never laid hands upon this copy. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS EARLY BIOGRAPHY OF JOHNSON, known to be used by James Boswell when writing his own great biography. Copies turn up very rarely and this copy in printer's original condition is most likely unique.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      for W. Colles, R. Moncieffe, G. Burnet, 1785 Dublin: for W. Colles, R. Moncieffe, G. Burnet [&7 others in Dublin], 1785. 2 volumes, octavo (207x123mm). Contemporary calf, covers and spine ornately decorated in gilt, label missing from volume 2. An excellent set, internally clean and fresh. Second Dublin edition, reprinting the text of the third London edition of 1784, the last edition to which Smith made any significant revisions, with longer treatment of the deficiencies of the chartered companies and an extra summary chapter. Smith is often cited as the "father of modern economics" and is still among the most influential thinkers in the field of economics today. One of the most important works in the history of economics. "The Wealth of Nations" is considered Smith's magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Des Herrn Marquis d’Argens [.] Jüdische Briefe, oder philosophischer, historischer und kritischer Briefwechsel, zwischen einem Juden, der durch verschiedne Länder von Europa reiset, und seinen Correspondenten an andern Orten. Aus dem Französischen, mit des Herrn Verfassers [.] Vermehrungen und Verbesserungen übersetzt. 6 in 3 Bänden.

      Berlin-Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1770-1785. - Versch. Auflagen. - Der französische Schriftsteller und Philosoph Jean Bapiste de Boyer, Marquis d‘ Argens (1704-71) war ein Bewunderer Friedrichs des Großen. - „Der Beifall, den die Jüdischen Briefe fanden, ist heute schwer begreiflich, denn die Buntheit der Materie, der oft triviale Witz, und der zwar natürliche aber ungezügelte Stil lassen einen Vergleich mit Montesquieu (dessen „lettres persanes") doch nur im Sinne eines weit klaffenden Unterschieds zu" (ADB). - Enth. am Ende des letzten Bandes ein umfangreiches Sachverzeichnis über alle sechs Bände. - Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Gebräunt u. etw. stockfleckig. - Raabe, Nicolai, 24; vgl. Fromm 584 u. ADB I, 521. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignetten. Zus. ca. 2450 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoirs of Baron de Tott.: Containing the state of the Turkish Empire and the Crimea, during the late war with Russia. With numerous anecdotes, facts, and observations, on the manners and customs of the Turks and Tartars. Translated from the French.

      London G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1785 - A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-backed. Corners bumped. First English edition, Two volumes, pp.xxxv, [1], 238, [2], 236; [2], 204, 160, [18, index].

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        Faustins Reise im philosophischen Jahrhundert

       1785. Neue sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe des zweiten Bändchens von Faustin 240 Seiten 8°, Pappeinband Einband stark berieben und bestoßen mit Fehlstellen am Gelenk, Notizen auf Buchinnendeckel, Seiten angerändert, auf den ersten Seiten mit Wasserfleck, siehe Foto, etwas stockfleckig - sehr selten! Versand D: 4,50 EUR Philosophie

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        Histoire de Kentucke, Nouvelle Colonie a l'Ouest de la Virginie

      Paris : Chez Buisson, 1785-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Important book on Kentucky. 1st French ed. (Printed a year after the 1784 Delaware ed. with additions). xvi, 234 pages, with the engraved folding map "Carte de Kentucke, d'apres les Observations actuelles; dediee a ... Son Excellence George Washington." Contains the first map of Kentucky. Internally, generally clean and crisp. Contemporary 1/4 calf over red boards with minor restoration work. <br> Deals heavily with the Shawnee tribe. Also includes a chapter on Daniel Boone's captivity, "Aventures du Colonel Daniel Boon, contenant la Relation des Guerres de Kentucke." <br> "The most famous and important frontier book of the period, by a frontiersman who was later killed by Indians. Particularly important for its first map of Kentucky and its first published life of Daniel Boone." Vail, Voice of the Old Frontier, 694. "The first history of Kentucky. It contains the first map of Kentucky and probably the first account of Daniel Boone" - Clark II:27. Church 1212; Field 537; Howes F129; Sabin 24338; Jones 590; Littell 351; Coleman 3239. Full title: Histoire de Kentucke, nouvelle colonie a l'ouest de la Virginie : contenant, 1. La decouverte, l'acquisition, l'etablissement, la description topographique, l'histoire naturelle, &c. du territoire : 2. La relation historique du Colonel Boon, un des premiers colons, sur les guerres contre les naturels : 3. l'Assemblee des Piankashaws au Poste Saint Vincent : 4. un expose succinct des nations Indiennes qui habitent dans les limites des treize Etats-Unis, de leurs moeurs & coutumes, & des reflexions sur leur origine ; & autres pieces : avec une carte. : Ouvrage pour servir de suite aux Lettres d'un cultivateur americain.

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        Lettres D'Un Cultivateur Americain, crites A W. S. cuyer, Depuis l'Anne 1770, jusqu' 1781. Traduite de l'Anglois par ***

      A Maestricht... M.DCC.LXXXV [1785]. 12mo; two volumes: xxiv, 458, 432 p. Addressed to William Seton. Pages 94-211 in vol. 2 relate to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. A free translation by the author, with large additions, of "Letters from an American Farmer". ?This volume was more widely read in England and Europe and had a greater influence in attracting its readers to America than any other book of the period?-- Vail 674, describing the English first edition of 1782. This is one of the rarer editions. References: Sabin 17494; Vail 724; Echeverria 785/18; Clark I: 218 (8). NUC 127: 203 (NC 0788743) DLC, LU, IEN, CtY. Bound in full blue leather, gilt, by Jim DiMarcantonio, Hope Bindery & Box Co. stock#NS0275.

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        Leges civiles juxta naturalem earum ordinem jus publicum et legum delectus auctore celebri Domat Regio advocato in praesidiali curia claromonti in averniis. Editio prima latina. In qua nil desideratur ex iis omnibus, quae postrema editione gallica Parisiis facta occurrunt. Tomus I ( - IV).

      Sumptibus Francisci ex Nicolao Pezzana, Venezia. 1785 - 4 voll. in 4, pp. LXIV + 512 + (2); VIII + 376 + (2); XXVIII + 444 + L; XVI + 540. M. pl. coeva con tassello al d. Prima edizione latina di questo testo di capitale importanza. Jean Domat fu uno dei principali sistematori del sistema giuridico francese durante il sec. XVII. In quest'opera Domat riusci' ad esporre il materiale tradizionale (il materiale disordinato dello Jus commune) dandogli nuovo ordine evidenziandone la logica coerenza come sistema. Graesse, 2, 419. ITA

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        Orlando innamorato di Matteo Ma. Bojardo, rifatto da Francesco Berni. En 5 volumes.

      Venezia, Antonio Zatta, 1785, - sm. in-8vo, illustrated with alltogether 5 identical title portraits (Francesco Berni) and 69 cute vignettes (engraved by Daniotto and C. Dall'Aqua), very beautiful marbled calf bindings, red and green labels on spine, rich goldtooling on spine, small imperfection or stain on 2 covers, light rubbing to a few corners, sprinkled edges. The «Orlando innamorato» completely rewritten by Berni, being by far better appreciated than the original version by Bojardo. Illustrated with cute engraved vignettes heading each one of the 69 chapters.Originally written for the amusement of the author's patron, Duke Hercules D'Este, this is the inventive and humorous story of Orlando's love-striken pursuit of Angelica through a fairyland that combines the military valours of Charlemagne's crusaders with the enchantments of King Arthur's court.?Le poème le plus célèbre de Bojardo, quoique le moins lu, est son «Roland amoureux». . L'Arioste . en le continuant, et le Berni, en le refaisant, l'ont tué. .? (Hoefer).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Hoefer NBG III/622-623 and IV/483-484; Diz. Lett. Bompiani (1948) V/312-316.

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

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

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        Almanach, Op 't Jaar ons Heeren Jesu Christi, 1785. Voorsien met de Jaar-, Paarde-, Beeste- en Leermarkten, En de Maans op- en ondergang. WITH: Reys-Wyzer, Wanneer de Veerschepen en Trekschuyten moeten afvaren. Ook het luyden der Poortklokken van Amsterdam, Haarlem, Enkhuysen, Gouda en Leyden. WITH: De opregte Italiaanse Waarzegger. WITH: Korte Kronyk, beginnende van den Jare 1711.

      Amsterdam, the Heirs of Widow Cornelis Stichter 1785. 4 works in 1 binding, 30, 11, 5, 16 p. Contemporary Leather with gilt-edged text block, silver catches and a silver linking pin, 16° H. 8,5 x L. 5,5 x W. 1,5 cm. (Waterstain on the first pages, one page of the Reys-Wyzer lacks a small piece of one of the corners. The 4 silver catches are decorated with the coat of arms of the city Leeuwarden. Rare edition of the Almanac for the year 1785 by Meyndert van Dam, ca. 1730-1812. This miniature sized almanac describes in the first work the forthcoming events for the year 1785, illustrated with a woodcut title vignette and a calendar printed in red and black with multiple small woodcuts of the moon phases. The second work is a time-table for the departures of ships, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration. The third work contains astrological predictions and the final work lists important events which occured from the year 1711 until 1784, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration.) Salman, J. (2011). Populair drukwerk in de Gouden Eeuw. De almanak als lectuur en handelswaar.

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        Le terme dei Romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio e ripubblicate con la giunta di alcune osservazioni da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi...

      

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