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        Monasterii Casinensis Prospectus.

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

      [Bookseller: BOTTEGHINA D'ARTE GALLERIA KÚPROS]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        Pingding Xiyu zhantu]. Suite of engravings representing the military campaigns at and conquest of Jinchuan.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Cartes et figures du troisième Voyage de Cook.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        [??????. Sangoku tsüran zenzu. General Map of Three Countries].

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Troisième voyage de Cook, ou voyage à l'océan Pacifique, ordonné par le roi d'Angleterre.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Beytrag zur Geschichte der höhern Chemie oder Goldmacherkunde in ihrem ganzem Umfange. Ein Lesebuch für Alchemisten, Theosophen und Weisensteinsforscher, auch für alle, die wie sie, die Wahrheit suchen und lieben.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        L'Assemblée au Concert. Fine large etching and engraving of a music salon by François Dequevauviller (1745-1807) after Nicolas Lavreince (1737-1807)

      Dequevauviller, Paris 1785 - 390 x 477 mm. + margins. A fine impression on laid paper incorporating various musical images including of a lady seated at a keyboard, a gentleman playing the flute, two gentlemen holding violins and engaged in animated conversation, a cello leaning against a chair, and a horn on the floor. Very slightly worn and foxed; trimmed just inside platemark but with ample margins; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso. Portalis et Béraldi: Les Graveurs du Dix-Huitième Siècle 2. Kinsky: A History of Music in Pictures 219-3 (from the collection of Samuel Scheikevitch, Lugt 2367). One of the best-known French 18th century salon prints.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        ?????. [Ezo no Kuni Zenzu. Complete Map of Ezo].

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

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        Romæ antiquæ notitia: or, the antiquities of Rome. In two parts . . .

      London printed for C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, B. Law, W. Owen, T. Longman [and 5 others in London], 1785 The sixteenth edition, corrected and improved. 8vo: [16],xxx,375,[27]pp, with 14 copperplate engravings, (7 folding, one double-page), numerous decorative head- and tailpieces; title page printed in black and red. Handsomely rebound by Fitterer in period-style butterscotch calf, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. Pages and plates clean and crisp with no foxing, browning or soiling, a remarkably fresh, bright copy. Lowndes 1263. ESTC Citation No. T86339. Fine

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        A Plan of the Batteries erected bevor Gibraltar, with the Attacks maid by Sea and Land on that Garreson

      Artist: Anonymous; Issued in: London; date: c 1785 - Artist: Anonymous; Issued in: London; date: c. 1785; - Condition: Very good; Map shows Gibraltar with a seperate map showing a representaion of two ships

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        Chinese export silver, 1785 to 1885

      Museum of the American China Trade. Hardcover. B0006CJ9UO For your consideration is the title, "Chinese Export Silver, 1785 to 1885," by H. A. Crosby Forbes. Our book is in excellent condition and is graded Very Good in a Good dust jacket. The dust jacket is edgeworn with several closed edge-tears and one small edge-chip, but is overall good and intact (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector). The boards are very clean and show almost no signs of wear. The textblock edges are unblemished. There is a name written to the first endpaper and a gift inscription to the second endpaper. The text pages are completely unmarked. The binding is excellent with a straight spine. This book will be stored and delivered in a secure storage box with foam padding. Published by Museum of the American China Trade, 1975; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75 11.75 tall); 303 pages; Hardcover binding; White and blue dust jacket with title in blue lettering over dark blue cloth-covered boards. . Very Good.

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        Le Arti che Vanno per Via Nella Città di Venezia: Inventate ed Incise da Gaetano Zompini, Aggiuntavi una Memoria di Detto Autore.

      Unpag. publication including pictorial frontispiece, decorative title, index leaf, and (2) pp. "Memoria", followed by 60 engraved plates depicting the lively street life of Venice in the mid-eighteenth century, with various craftsmen, merchants, artisans, laborers, and street entertainments, each plate with a rhyming verse in the Venetian dialect identifying the figures, later (19th cent.?) English translations pasted below each plate impression. Occasional light spotting and smudges, foxing to orig. flyleaves. Later 19th-century three-quarter calf, the spine, hinges and corners scuffed and worn. Folio. Venice 1785. Ex-libris John Pierpont Morgan, small armorial plate on front pastedown.

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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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        Traité complet d'électricité. Traduit de l'anglois sur la seconde et derniière édition de l'auteur, enrichie de ses nouvelles expériences.

      Paris Guillot 1785 - In-8, XXIV-343-(5) pp., IV planches gravées dépliantes, vignette de titre. Reliure demi veau havane XIXe, dos à nerfs orné de filets, pièce de titre noire, tranches marbrées.Curieux ex libris manuscrit "Ex libris Fr. Arago 1854", François Arago est mort le 2 octobre 1853 ! Édition originale française. Traduit d'après l'édition publiée à Londres en 1782, par "l'abbé de Silvestre" d'après la signature de la dédicace. Les quatre planches dépliantes sont gravées par Gerardin, représentent des instruments. Tibere Cavallo (1749-1809), médecin et spécialiste de philosophie naturelle, né à Naples, il habite et publie à Londres. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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