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        Natuurkundige Beschrijving der Zeën.

      's Gravenhage, by de Compagnie, 1786. Folio (415 x 265mm). pp. (4), xxv, (1), 216, with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 52 engraved plates of which 50 beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (small repair to foot of spine). The very rare coloured issue of this great classic on marine science. Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (Marsilli or Marsigli) is considered the founding father of modern oceanography. "In 1724 he published the first treatise on oceanography, 'Histoire physique de la mer'. In it he treated problems which until then had been veiled by error and legend. Marsili examined every aspect of the subject: the morphology of the basin and relationship between the lands under and above water; the water's properties (color, temperature, salinity) and its motion (waves, currents, tides); and biology of the sea, which foretold the advent of marine botany. Among the plants he numbered animals like corals, which before his time had been regarded as inorganic matter" (DSB). "In several aspects, Marsigli was a pioneer in hydrographical surveying. He was the first to draw depth-lines on a sea chart. This was a map of the Gulf of Lion, published in his work 'Histoire physique de la mer' (I.C. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici II, p.274). Count Marsigli was a Bolognese scientist nobleman, served in the army of Emperor Leopold I and attained high rank. He was the founder of the Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna and became member in 1722 of the Royal Society and was introduced by Newton. Marsigli's first essay on this subject under the title "Osservazioni naturali intorno al mare" was published in Venice, 1711. An extended version was issued "Histoire physique de la Mer" in Amsterdam, 1725, of which the above offered edition is a translation. Preface in Latin and Dutch by H. Boerhave./The colouring of the plates is exquisite. The plates show sponges, corals, algae, sea-weeds etc. The beautifully coloured allegorical frontispiece shows Neptune seated on a shell and surrounded by corals, shells and fish. Plates 1-5 are double page maps, 6-11 are likewise double page. A large uncut and beautifully preserved copy.//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Luyken Landfort on inside frontcover as well as a small stamp of 'Haus Landfort' on title.//Nissen ZBI, 2700.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        A New Map of the United States of North America with the British Dominions on that Continent . Improved from the Surveys of Capt. Carver

      Robert Sayer, London 1786 - Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring. Inset table at upper left listing the thirteen states and the British provinces. Early map of the United States following the end of the Revolution, here with lovely full period hand-colouring. This map was first published in 1774 by Sayer and Bennett under the title A Map of the British Empire in North America, with a new issue published in 1776 to meet the demand for maps of America. The plate was altered in 1783 to reflect the Treaty of Paris. This fourth issue is as the third issue, but with Sayer's 1786 imprint in the lower margin. This copy with lovely full contemporary hand-colouring which reflects the geo-political boundaries of North America, with the United States shown extending to the Mississippi and coloured in green, with the British dominions in pink and with Spanish claims to Florida and Louisiana in yellow. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 53d, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 130; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 786.2.

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Lilio - Narcissus I; Belladonna (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Image measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS originally published in three volumes over a 36 year period from1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

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        Delle porpore e delle materie vestiarie presso gli antichi. Dissertatione epistolare.

      Modena, della Stamperia Ducale, 1786. 4to (238 x 182mm). pp. xx, 387, (1), with woodcut vignette on title-page and large engraved plate of shells. Contemporary publisher's boards. First edition. A very fine uncut large paper copy of this "extensive 18th century treatise on the purple dye from seashells" (Bibl. Tinctoria). The large folded plate 405 x 470mm. shows 12 shells and is engraved by Francesco Rosaspina. A handsomely printed treatise on the purple dye known as 'Tyrian' or royal purple. This dye was probably first extracted by the Phoenicians who would extract the dye through crushing sea shells, mostly murex (or rock-whelk), which were then left to dry in the sun. Rosa (1731-1812) was professor of chemistry at Modena.//Hirsch IV, 875; Bibl. Tinctoria 898.

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        Gedenkwaardige Uitzetting van Louis van Brunswyk (translates as "Memorable Expulsion of Louis Brunswick")

      Amsterdam? c 1786 - Broadside, 4to., engraved with letterpress verse beneath, tipped onto album sheet. A Satire on the Expulsion of Duke Ludwig Ernst von Brunswick-Luneberg-Bevern (1718-1788) after serious investigation by the media into his conduct which made him the first victim of the Media in Dutch History.

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        A lecture, containing plain descriptions of the situation of the large blood-vessels of the extremities; the instrument called tourniquet; ...

      . London: Printed, by J.W. Galabin, For C. Dilly, in the Poultry. M.DCC.LXXXVI. (1786), Kl.8°, 7, (2), 9-31, (1) pp., 1 folded engraved plate, half cloth binding from the seventies; beside a stamp on page 31 a fine and clean copy.. Rare, first public edition of "A Lecture, containing plain descriptions of the situation of the large blood-vessels of the extremities; the instrument called tourniquet; and the methods of making effectual pressure on the arteries in cases of dangerous effusions of blood from wounds, &c. Delivered to the scholars of the maritime school, at Chelsea; First printed for their Use; And now published for general Benefit: By William Blizard, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Surgeon of the London Hospital; and the Honourable Artillery-Company; And Lecturer in Anatomy and Surgery. - Prodesse quam conspici." - - Fame in the fullest measure came to Sir William Blizard (1743-1835), he was Founder and First President of the Hunterian Society, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of London (later to become the Royal College of Surgeons of England), a Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Anatomical Society, Fellow of the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and Gottingen, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Surgeon to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and in 1803 he was knighted. In spite of all these honours the tributes of his friends stress his qualities as a philanthropist, gentleman, and seeker of truth. - "In a short review it is not possible to list all his skills as a surgeon. Sir William Mac-Cormac, in his Souvenir of the Royal College of Surgeons, described Blizard as one of those 'brilliant surgeons' who, with Astley Cooper, Clive, Home, and Lawrence, 'made England famous at the early part erf the nineteenth century as the centre of surgical teaching and surgical progress'. - cf. Rita R Auden: A Hunterian pupil Sir William Blizard and The London Hospital. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1978 July; 60(4): 345-349. - - Medicine and the Navy: "Although not a surgeon himself, and to some extent priding himself on the fact, shrewd observations upon the subject of surgical preparation for enemy action afloat were made by Sir Gilbert Blane following the engagement between the British and French fleets near Martinique, on April 1, 1782. Serving in the Formidable, Blane (1749-1934) recorded the event as follows: - "Having but little knowledge, and no practice in surgery, and as there was a full complement of medical officers on board, I requested the Admiral's leave to absent myself from the quarters assigned me, and to remain with him on the quarter deck during the action. It occurred to me also, that I might possibly be of some use in this spot in case of any severe injury threatening life from haemorrhage, and for this purpose I carried some tourniquets about me of a simple construction, but no such accident occurred on the quarter deck of the Formidable. Captain Bayne of the Alfred, killed in the action of the 9th April, was thought to have expired by a haemorrhage of the leg which took place while he was carried to the cockpit, so that the timely application of a tourniquet might have saved the life of that excellent officer. The tourniquets alluded to, consisted merely of a piece of leather, somewhat stiff but flexible, about the breadth of the hand and long enough to embrace the limb, with slits to admit a piece of broad tape; a piece of linen or calico rolled, so as to act as a compress to the artery, and a cylindrical piece of wood to twist the tape in the act of applying the instrument. Would it not be advisable at all times that some intelligent person, a warrant or petty officer, quartered on the quarter deck, should carry in his pocket some such instrument, particularly in large ships, on account of the distance of the cockpit? He need not be a medical officer; and the only instruction necessary would be to point out to him the situation of the great artery in the thigh and arm, since with this interest alone, the blood might be stopped by a handkerchief tied tight." - On the same subject Turnbull wrote in 1806: - "As loss of blood is the principal cause of the number of deaths which take place at sea during an engagement, every ship should be provided with a certain number of tourniquets of the simplest construction, for ready and immediate application. To save the lives of the wounded as much as possible, it is also a proper step that the crew themselves should be taught the use of this instrument. Convinced of the propriety of this measure, when in the Navy, I caused the men to be instructed, particularly those constant in the tops, they being most distant from the assistance and attention of the Surgeon. This plan I communicated to the late Mr. Bird, then Surgeon of the Arrogant, and afterwards Surgeon to Lord Hood; and the practice in consequence became general through the fleet. My letter on this subject was afterwards published by Sir William Blizard, in his well written popular Lecture addressed to the Pupils of the Marine School. In those parts of the body where a tourniquet cannot be used, as in the head and trunk, pressure with the hand must be applied; or where it cannot be made, the application of pieces of sponge, or dossils of lint, may be pressed upon the mouths of the bleeding vessels, till a more effectual restraint of the haemorrhage can be procured. - These means, then, will be sufficient, and are the only ones in our power, till the Surgeon has an opportunity to take charge of the wounded person, and applying the proper treatment that the circumstances of his case requires." - These views are of importance in that both Turnbull and Blane fully realized the value of first-aid carried out on the spot, as opposed to delaying treatment by first transferring the casualty to a cockpit which might be remote. Also of importance is their realization that such first-aid measures could safely be placed in the hands of laymen trained to the task. But in this respect, the two authorities revealed differing degrees of confidence in the capabilities of laymen. For example, Turnbull considered that "the crew themselves should be taught". On the other hand, Blane was more conservative, and advocated "some intelligent person, a warrant or petty officer". - It is of interest that when Naval Regulations eventually came to be framed so as to cover the preparations for action afloat, while the principle of using and instructing laymen was accepted, yet only ten per cent of a ship's company was required to be trained in first-aid measures such as the application of a tourniquet. This figure persisted for over a hundred years. In fact, in 1939, the navy entered the Second World War still with the figure ten per cent as the minimum number of a ship's company required to be trained in first-aid. The regulation was not changed until 1942, by which time experience had proved Turnbull's doctrine to be the correct one, to the extent that as far as possible "all officers and men should receive instruction in first-aid". Furthermore, by 1942, experience proved that Blane's views upon first-aid on the spot were correct to an extent which Blane himself had never realized, in that, provided first-aid had first been efficiently applied, delay and the avoidance of man-handling a casualty to a remote cockpit (or in modern terms a remote distributing station) might prove beneficial to the casualty by the reduction of shock." Medicine and Navy 1200-1900. Vol III 1714-1815 (1961). by Christopher Lloy and Jack S.L. Coulter, pp.61-62

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        Maximes Politiques et Philosophiques du Grand Frederic. -

      o.O. [Basel] o.V. (Thurneysen?) o.J. [1786],. Seiten 3-99, 1 nicht paginierte Seite, HLdrbd. der Zeit, goldgeprägtes rotes Leder-Titelschildchen, marmorierte Deckel, farbiger Blattschnitt, 17,5 cm. Der Band erschien ursprünglich mit fingiertem Titelblatt - "Voyage de M. de Beville") - erschienene Schrift (das fingierte Titelblatt hier fehlend). Beigebunden: "Dernieres Instructions de Frederic le Grand, a son neveu, qui lui succede au trone de Prusse" (Basel: J.J. Thurneysen, 29 Seiten, 2 nicht paginierte Seiten Verlagsanzeigen). - Bibliotheque Lammens 961; Catalogue de livres curieux et recherches (1810) 1161. - Über den KVK in keiner deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen; erste und letzte Seiten etwas fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Liber Regis vel Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum. With an appendix, containing proper directions and precedents relating to presentations, institutions, inductions, dispensations, &c. and a complete alphabetical index.

      London: printed for the author by John Nichols and sold by J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Robson and T. Cadell, 1786. - 2 vols., 4to (11" tall). Half diced 'Russia' calf. Very handsome bindings with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and top edges. Armorial bookplates. "Bacon (1738-1816) spent nearly the whole of his working life in the first-fruits department of the office of Queen Anne's Bounty, and is now remembered by church antiquaries for his improved edition of Ecton's ?Thesaurus,? a detailed account of the valuations of all ecclesiastical benefices which were charged with first fruits and tenths." DNB. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Extract uyt het register der resolutien van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Mercurii den 2 Augustus 1786. Rapport van Gecommitteerdens tot ondersoek van het finantie weezen van de Admiraliteit in Vriesland, en verbaal van dezelven.

      Z.p., [1786]. - Folio. 444 pp. + 22 pp. bijlagen tussen pp. 356-357. Met talr. overzichten/tabellen met benodigdheden voor de bouw van oorlogsschepen, met maten, prijzen en leveranciers. Gebonden. Half perkament met gemarmerde platten uit de tijd. (Sluitlinten afgesleten, overigens fraai ex.). * Meegebonden: idem Jovis den 2 November 1786 (4 pp.) + Conceptrapport geëxibeerd in het besoigne, den 28 Sept. 1790 (27 pp.) + Generaliteits rapport nopens de pretensien der crediteuren van de Admiraliteit in Vriesland, Extract Veneris den 27 Mey 1791 (22 pp.) + Rapport van de Heeren Gedeputeerden tot het onderzoek van het finantieweezen van de Admiraliteit in Vriesland., Extract Mercurii den 2 Augusty 1786 (24 pp.). - Verslagen van het parlementair onderzoek naar de deplorabele financiële toestand van de Friese Admiraliteit in 1786. Na de bouw van het laatste oorlogsschip, de Syreene, in 1789, werd de Admiraliteit in 1795 in feite opgeheven door samenvoeging met andere regionale afdelingen in een nationale zeemacht.

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        Land deed / indenture July 20, 1786 for lot of land in Pittsburgh PA

      Pittsburgh 1786 - Original vellum land deed or indenture, dated 1786, documenting the sale of lot 446 according to Wood's Plan of Pittsburgh (1784) to John McCulloh; lot 446 is a triangular lot located at the corner of 6th St. and Liberty and is still a triangular lot 230 years later, the site of the Wood St. Gallery. Measures 10.75 x 10 inches, vellum, with signatures of John Penn, John Penn, Jr., other clerical, witnessing and legal signatures of Peter Miller, Jean Louis Patey, Richard Miler, John Spooner, et al.: very good with expected folds. Penn signatures clear. John Penn and his son owned the land; Colonel George Woods was commissioned in 1784 to lay out a plan of the city of Pittsburgh and John Woods, his son, did the drafting of the map; all early deeds to land in Pittsburgh reference Col. Woods' Plan and its lot numbers. From the very earliest history of Pittsburgh as a town; all the land of Pittsburgh was owned by the Penns, who sold off the lots. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1771 and became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        9 issues of The Independent Gazetteer, or, The Chronicle of Freedom: Vols. VI & VII, nos. 300, 367, 370, 499, 506, 529, 592, 601, 603 - November 25, 1786-November 16, 1787

      E. Oswald 1786-1787, Philadelphia - Brown cloth quarto, [36]. 9 issues spanning November 1786 through November 1787. Began in 1782 by Eleazor Oswald, continued by The Independent Gazetteer and Agricultural Repository starting with the issue of Jan. 16, 1790. Including material on Shay's Rebellion, the Articles of Confederation, and other contemporary events. An excellent collection of early Colonial newspapers, mild ex-library in standard buckram with customary withdrawn stamp and faint stamp to p.1, else very good with occasional archival tape repairs and slight trimming. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Auxiliante Deo Constructionem Geometricam Navis Aerostaticae.

      . Suffragante Facultate Philosophica. in Regia Academia Carolina praeside. Pro gradu Magisterii obtiendo ea, qua par est, modestia proponit Johannes Hofwerberg. Lundae: Berlingianis 1786. 20 p. No cover..

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        Superb James Buchanan Free Frank to noted abolitionist and philanthropist Roberts Vaux

      Free Frank Signed ?Free / James Buchanan? on 5? x 3? watermarked panel removed from an address leaf, circular red postmark ?WASHINGTON CITY FEB 5? and red straight line ?FREE.? Addressed by Buchanan to ?Roberts Vaux Esquire / Philadelphia.? Fine condition. Lawyer Roberts Vaux (1786-1836), abolitionist and philanthropist, helped found the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, the School for the Blind, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Embodying the Quaker values of morality and public service, Vaux helped found Pennsylvania's public-school system and for 14 years held the first presidency of the board of public schools of Philadelphia. James Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives from March 4, 1821 to March 3, 1831.

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        Heroische Landschaft mit Wasserfall, im Vordergrund ruhende Kühe und Hirten, davon einer eine Flöte spielend. (The Cascade.), Radierung nach Gaspar Poussin (1615 - Rom - 1675).

      1786 - In der Platte signiert, datiert, betitelt und bezeichnet. Mit der Verleger-Adresse von Boydell, London. Ausgezeichneter, prägnanter Druck. Meist mit gleichmäßigem Rand, dieser unten etwas schmaler. Auf Velin von J. Whatman (mit Wz.). Gaspard Poussin, der ein Schüler und Schwager von Nicolas Poussins war, hat sich der Landschaftsmalerei zugewandt. Die großartig komponierte, ideale Landschaft mit hohen Bäumen und einem Wasserfall kommt in dem Hell-Dunkel der Radierung von Bronne ausgezeichnet zur Wirkung. - Unterer und rechter Plattenrand mit leichter Knickspur. Leichte Randläsuren. Ein blasser Wasserfleck am Oberrand minimal in die Darstellung reichend Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 43,2 x 58,3 (Darstellung) 48,5 x 61 (Platte).

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      1786 - KOELER, Georg Ludwig. EXPERIMENTA CIRCA REGENERATIONEM OSSIUM. Gottingen: J.C. Dieterich, 1786. Octavo. [ii]105[3]pp. + 3 finely engraved folding plates showing bone surfaces and sections. Title engraving features strange little bone-regeneration cherubim performing operations on fowl, an animal of indeterminate species, and a young boy. Koeler (1760-1807) studied with his uncle, August Gottlieb Richter, eminent professor of surgery and ophthalmology at Groningen, and eponym of "Richter's hernia." He dedicated this, his best-known work, to Richter. He received his degree in 1786, and became professor of botany and medicine in Mainz. Moderate foxing to text; none to plates. Attractive recent binding of quarter buckram and marbled paper. A rare book.

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        Urkunden und Materialien zur nähern Kenntniß der Geschichte und Staatsverwaltung Nordischer Reiche. 3 Bände (Hauptband - Fortsetzung - Zweyte Fortsetzung)

      (Hamburg) 1786 - 1790.. XXX S., 7 Bl., 578, XX, 556, XXXIV, 526 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Mit mehreren mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln sowie zahlreichen Aufstellungen und Tabellen. Dokumentationswerk des Geographen Adam Christian Gaspari (1752 - 1830) zur Verwaltungsgeschichte Dänemarks. Gliederung (Hauptband). Aelterer Zeitraum: Briefe Friedrichs des IV. Königs in Dännemark - Instructionen und Verordnungen - Auswärtige Angelegenheiten - Schriften, die Königin Anna Sophia von Dännemark, gebohrene von Reventlow, betreffend. Neuerer Zeitraum: Staatsverhandlungen - Militair-Sachen - Zur Dänischen Landwirthschaft - Schriften, die Stadt Copenhagen betreffend - Projecte. Gaspari lehrte Philosophie sowie Geschichte, Geographie und Statistik an den Universitäten Jena, Dorpat und Königsberg. Fortsetzung (Auszüge): Briefe des Königlich-Dänischen Staatsministers von Lente - Wittstockige Unterhandlung die Königlich-Preußischen Forderungen an Mecklenburg-Schwerin betreffend - Briefe des Staatsministers Freiherrn von Bernstorff an den Königlich-Dänischen Gesandten zu Schwerin - Deputations-recht der Mecklenburgischen Landstände - Russische Angelegenheiten - Militair-Sachen - Ueber den Hafen in Amrum. Zweyte Fortsetzung: Ausführliche cameralistische ökonomische Beschreibung des Amtes Tondern - Innere Staatsveränderungen unter des jetzigen Königs Majestät - Geist der dänischen Regierung in der wichtigsten und neuesten Verordnungen (Ehe- und Keuschheits-Gesetze, Luxus, Finanzen etc.). Buchrücken etwas berieben, ein Rücken etwas fleckig. Sonst sehr gute, frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr selten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Collection de pièces relatives à la fondation faite par le testament de dame Françoise-Eléonore de Montchannin-Marzac, marquise de Saint George, du 25 juin 1761, reçu par Ramey, notaire royal au bourg de Renaison en Forez, de 6000 livres de rente perpétuelle, exemptes de toutes retenues, en faveur de trente pauvres incurables ou vieillards choisis dans les douze paroisses de Saint-Igny-de-Vers, de Saint-Raco, ou Deun-le-Roi, de Mazille, de Chassigny, de Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu, de Feurs, de Saint-Germain-la-Montagne, de Saint-André, d'Ouches, d'Arçon, de Renaison & de l'Annexe des Noés, dont l'exécution est ordonnée par arrêt de la Cour de Parlement du 7 septembre 1786.

      Paris, Imprimerie de la veuve Thiboust 1786 - in-4, [4]-97 pp., [25] ff. vierges, vélin vert, dos lisse muet, titre poussé en lettres dorées au centre du plat supérieur (Fondation de Mde la Me de Saint-George), tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Rarissime détail de fondation charitable, comme il en était d'usage dans la noblesse, et qui fut établie en faveur d'un ensemble de petites paroisses du Forez, qui faisaient partie de l'héritage paternel de Françoise-Eléonore de Montchanin-Marzac : issue d'une ancienne famille de la région de Montbrison, elle avait épousé en 1729 Claude de Saint-Georges, marquis de Saint-André-en-Forez (aujourd'hui Saint-André d'Apchon). L'arrêt d'homologation et la transaction placés en début d'ouvrage donnent quantité de détails généalogiques sur les familles de Montchanin, Saint-Georges, etc. Aucun exemplaire répertorié au CCF. Absent de La Tour de Varan (Essai sur la formation d'une bibliothèque forézienne), qui comporte pourtant beaucoup de pièces locales du même génre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Letters on Egypt ( 2 Volumes ) With a Parallel between the Manners of its ancient and modern inhabitants, the Present state, the Commerce, the Agriculture, and Government of that Country, and an Account of the Descent of St. Lewis at Damietta; extracted from Joinville, and Arabian authors

      G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1786 - Hardcover. 8vo. Two volumes. xxiv + 568 pp & xxxvi + 596 pp. Contemporary full leather with elaborately tooled gilt decorations to spine, gilt fleurons around margins of boards, marbled endpapers, Two fold-out maps and one fold-out plan of the Great Pyramid in Vol. I. (possibly lacking a third map - though there is no sign of one ever having been bound in, and sources differ as to whether one is called for or not). Savary, an Arabic speaker, travelled in Egypt between 1776 to 1779, and is remembered as the first Frenchman to cite Arabic sources in his writings. His book became something of a 'Bible' for Europeans travelling in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, although some suggested bitterly he downplayed the harshness of the environment. Boards lightly chafed, spines rubbed with light bruising to ends, corners bumped and lightly rubbed, ownership signature - unmarked otherwise. Overall a sound and internally fresh VG set. A very attractive copy of a work that is genuinely scarce in this First English edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quaderno di compre e vendite dei bestiami di noi Lorenzo e Angelo Franceschi di partina (Arezzo). Princiapiato questo dì 29 Giugno 1782.

      1782- 1786 - [700 manoscritto Partina Arezzo](cm. 16 x 12) Solida piena pergamena originale con ribalta di chiusura. Manoscritto cartaceo in italiano di 414 pagine numerate in chiara grafia di più mani. Interessante documento per lo studio delle fiere e mercati aretini: Bibbiena, Poppi, Pieve S. Stefano, Cortona, Castiglioni, S. Rocco, Chitignano ecc. Ricco di date, descrizione e prezi dei vari animali. Sono anche citate alcune famiglie come: Bruschi, Cipolleschi, Tavanti, Guadagnoli, Lazzeri, Piccini ecc. Legatura rustica, qualche segno d'uso, alcune macchie d'inchiostro a volte celano qualche parola ma buona conservazione di questo curioso quadernuccio di appunti personali dal 1782 al 1786. Provenienza: Libreria antiquaria badiali Arezzo 1976. [f84] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Complettes de Madame Riccoboni

      90 - Paris - Desray 1786 - A bright, scarce set of the Works of Madame Riccoboni. Bound in the original eighteenth century calfleather with gilt lettering and decoration. Very hard to find and often seen only in the single volumes which can commandover 100 eachA New Edition, reviewed and augmented by the author. Volumes III - VIII only. Missing Volumes I and II. With an armorial nameplate for Lord Rendlesham on the front pastedowns. Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni, 1714 1792, was a French novelist. In 1735 she married Antoine Franois Riccoboni, a comedian and dramatist, from whom she soon separated. She herself was an actress and had moderate success on the stage. Madame Riccoboni's work is among the most eminent examples of the sensibility novel; among the parallels cited in English literature are works by Laurence Sterne and Samuel Richardson. A still nearer parallel may be found in the work of Henry Mackenzie. Riccoboni was also the editor of a periodical L'Abeille, wrote a novel on the subject of Fielding's Amelia, and supplied in 1765 a continuation of Marivaux's unfinished Marianne. Riccoboni also corresponded with such luminaries as Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, author of Les Liaisons Dangeureuses, as well as David Hume and the theater celebrity David Garrick. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The front hinge of volume 3 is held by one cord only, and the front hinge of volume 4 is held by the cords. Thesecould detach in the post, even after careful packaging. Therear hinges of volumes 4 and 8are starting. The front hinges of volumes5 and 8 are starting. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have some slight browning, and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is good only due to detached boards, with a very good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First Lines of Physiology by the Celebrated Baron Albert Haller M D Translated from the Correct Latin Edition, Printed Under the Inspection of William Cullen M D. Two volumes bound as one

      Charles Elliot, London 1786 - 288, 278pp. Worn condition. Boards loose. Wear to boards. Text-block split but holding. Rep excised. Contents otherwise good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Brown hardback full-leather cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diccionario español e inglés. Conteniente la significación y uso de las voces, con términos propios a la Marina, a las Artes, Ciencias y Comercio, con la acentuación de la Real Academia de Madrid. Nueva edición, revisada y corregida después de la edición de Joseph Barreti, secretario de la Real Correspondencia de Pintura, Escultra y Arquitectura. A Dictionary English and Spanish, containing the signification of words, and their different uses.

      a costa de Piestre y Delamollière, Londres 1786 - 2 vols. I: 3 h. inc. port., 624 p., a tres columnas. Huella de humedad en la esquina inferior extrena de prácticamente todo el volúmen. II: 2 h. inc. port., 491 p. Encuadernación de época en plena piel vuelta o ante, lomos con nervios y doble tejuelo rojo, daños en las esquinas, con ligeras pérdidas de piel Steiner, Two Centuries of Spanish and English Bilingual Lexicography, chapter 10

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        Traducción De Los Quatro Libros Sapienciales De La Sagrada Escritura, En Que Se Enseña Por El Espíritu Santo La Verdadera Filosofía Del Espíritu De Corazón. Libro De Los Proverbios De Salomón. Puesto En Rima Castellana, y Aclarado Con Notas. .(*)

      Benito Cano, Madrid 1786 - .(*) Libro Sagrado del Eclesiastés, en rima castellana y con notas aclarativas - y - Libro de la Sabiduría. =4h. - 334pp = 4h. - 100pp. - 2h. y 144pp. = 2h. - 244pp. ( parece que falte una última página, pues la última frase del texto está inacabada, pero en el ejemplar de "Palau" y el del patrimonio ocurre lo mismo, es decir lo damos como completo. = y = 2 h. 333pp. =Muy buen ejemplar, muy bien encuadernado actualmente a media piel. Lomeras con tejuelos y decorados al oro. Cortes pintados de época. =Ángel Sánchez, jesuita, natural de Rioseco, Valladolid. Size: 4 Vols. En 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VINNIUS CASTIGATUS, atque ad usum tironum Hispanorum accomodatus: in quorum gratiam Hispaniae leges opportunioribus locis traduntur. Opera Joannis Sala Presbyteri, in Valentina Metropolitana praepositi. Editio secunda.

      Josephi et Thomae de Org, Valentiae 1786 - 2 vols. 4ºM. Frontis grab (leve óx), 584p (leve óx), polilla en pp.337-346 y 561-580, no impide lectura) = 4h, 499p (hum. en margen sup.), 1 lám. grab (hum. margen sup). Alg. hojas levemente tostadas. Pergamino. - Palau 285742. A finales del s. XVIII, en España, se utilizaban los textos del iusnaturalista holandés Vinnius en la enseñanza del derecho. Juan Sala (1731-1903) hizo el esfuerzo de hispanizar a Vinnius, comentándolo a la luz de las leyes españolas. 1786

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        Versuche mit Pflanzen hauptsächlich über die Eigenschaft, welche sie in einem hohen Grade besitzen, die Luft im Sonnenlichte zu reinigen... Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J. A. Scherer. Verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Wien, Wappler, 1786.. circa 21,2 x 13 cm. LXXXVIII, 437 SS., 1 gefaltete Kupfertafel Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Pritzel 4435. Roller-G. I, 579. Blake 229. The author's chief work, containing his great discovery that plants give off oxygen in the sunshine, and carbon dioxide in the shade" (Sotheran). Die erste deutsche Ausgabe erschien 1780. Ingen-Housz untersucht hier die Einwirkung des Lichts auf vegetative Prozesse und kommt zu der fundamentalen Entdeckung der Photosynthese. - "A discovery of fundamental importance in the economy of the world of living things" (Garrison-Morton 103). - Dieser Band ist in sich abgeschlossen mit eigenem Register und ohne Hinweis auf eine Fortsetzung. Es erschienen aber später noch weitere Versuche. - Das vorliegende Exemplar stammt aus einer Schlossbibliothek der Wittelsbacher, hat jedoch keinen entsprechenden Stempel. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig oder vereinzelt leicht wasserrandig. Sehr dekorativer Einband und schöne Buntpapiervorsätze.

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        Independance des Etats-Unis.

      . kol. Aquatinta v. L. Rogers n. Duplessis Bertaux b. Blin, 1786, 24,5 x 16,5 (H). De Vinck 6188 (45). - Rundbild mit der personifizierten America, die die Kappe der Freiheit auf einem Stab hält. Gestützt auf eine Säule mit drei Porträt-Medaillons, die Louis XVI, Franklin und Washington zeigen. Im Vordergrund ein Anker, im Hintergrund ein Segelschiff. Darunter gestochener Text in zwei Reihen. Oben links "A" und "No.2". - Vier kleine Montierungslöcher zum Fixieren. Gut erhalten! Sehr selten.

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        LOS ERUDITOS A LA VIOLETA, o Curso Completo de todas las ciencias. Junto con. OCIOS DE MI JUVENTUD O POESIAS LIRICAS. Junto con: OPTICA DEL CORTEJO.

      - Barcelona, Viuda Piferrer, vendese en su librería administrada por Juan Sallent, [al fin: 1786], 16x21, 156 págs. 3 hojas, 97 págs. y 62 págs, 1 hoja con catálogo de libros en venta en la librería. Palau describe incorrectamente esta edición. Margen blanco de últimas hojas reforzado. Sello. Ejemplar muy limpio. encuadernado en holandesa moderna con el lomo en piel con nervios y dorados. (39624).

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        The Gentleman Angler, containing brief and plain instructions by which the young beginner may in a short time become a perfect artist in angling for all kinds of fish, with several observations on angle rods and artificial flies . .

      London: for G. Kearsley, 1786 - A good copy of this popular eighteenth-century fishing manual, was first published in 1726,and complete with its charming engraved frontispiece and the rare final leaf of ads. In fact, according to Westwood & Satchell, this edition of 1786 appeared as a "novel publication" and as such may be regarded as the first edition of an entirely new work 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, 122pp, advertisement leaf bound in at end. Later half-calf, spine in compartments with repeating fish stamp in gilt, fore and lower edges uncut. Preliminary and final leaves lightly browned, some light spotting throughout, later blanks and endpapers, binding somewhat rubbed. Ownership inscription on recto of frontispiece "Wm. Jones, 1791.". Westwood & Satchell. pp. 104-105 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A narrative of the two aerial voyages

      London: for the author, 1786. <p>Jeffries, John (1744/45-1819). A narrative of the two aerial voyages of Dr. Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard; with meteorological observations and remarks. London: for the author, and sold by J. Robson, 1786. 4to. [8], 7-60 pp. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait by Caroline Watson (1761-1814) after a crayon portrait by F. Ruysdell; engraved plate bound at end. 282 x 227 mm. (uncut). Original plain blue wrappers. Fine copy, inscribed on the title by Jeffries&#39; grandson, Benjamin Joy Jeffries (1833-1915): "Mr. George H. Gabb London with the compts. of the Author&#39;s grandson, Dr. B. Joy Jeffries. Boston, Mass 1911." </p> <p>First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2137.2: "The first flight by a physician, the first crossing of the English Channel by balloon, and the first international flight." Jeffries, a wealthy American physician, financed two balloon voyages made with the French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard, during which he made the first attempts to gather scientific data from a lighter-than-air vehicle. The first ascent, on 30 November 1784, took place over London and lasted one hour and twenty-one minutes; Jeffries used an array of instruments to make observations of temperature, air pressure and humidity (up to a height of 9,309 feet), which conform closely to modern determinations. </p><p>On 7 January 1785 Jeffries and Blanchard made a second ascent at Dover and performed the first aerial crossing of the English Channel, landing in the forest of Guines in the French province of Artois after two hours and forty-seven minutes. </p> This copy was inscribed by Jeffries&#39; grandson, Dr. Benjamin Joy Jeffries, a physician specializing in diseases of the eyes and skin. Hodgson, pp. 167-171. The romance of ballooning, p. 48. Norman 1159.

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        Memorias ecclesiasticas do Reino do Algarve offerecidas ao ? Bispo de Béja ?. @Volume I (all published).

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1786. - Woodcut vignette on title-page, woodcut headpiece and initial. (16 ll.), 316 pp., (1 l. errata). 8°, contemporary polished calf (some wear, especially to joints, spine head chipped), spine with raised bands in six compartments, crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, double gilt fillet border on covers, edges stained green. Top margin dusty, minor soiling. Nevertheless, in very good condition. Bookplate of the noted Portuguese collector, author and bibliographer Albino Forjaz de Sampaio. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Salgado (1732-1802) was a native of Lisbon who became a Franciscan in 1748. He was trained in paleography and numismatics, and was particularly interested in the antiquities of Portugal.---- Innocêncio VII, 441-2: noting that the text of a second volume survives in manuscript. @Imprensa Nacional 364 (without mention of the errata leaf). Forjaz de Sampaio 7110. Not located in Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SUEÑOS MORALES, VISIONES Y VISITAS de Torres con D. Francisco de Quevedo por Madrid

      Madrid 1786 - 8º mayor (21 cm.) 6h., 284 p. tabla. Encuadernación plena piel de época. Madrid; En la Imprenta de Gonzalez, calle de Clavel, 1786. Regular, sello de anterior propietario, algo de oxido, anotaciones en tabla y hojas de respeto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notizie genealogiche storiche critiche e letterarie del cardinale Cinzio Personeni da Ca Passero Aldobrandini nipote di Clemente VIII. S.P

      Locatelli,, Bergamo, 1786 - Pp. xii, 165 (3). Con una grande tavola genealogica rip. f.t. Unito a: PERSONENI ANGELO. Osservazioni sopra la epistolografia di Francesco Parisi in difesa ed in confronto delle notizie del cardinale Cinzio Personeni da Ca Passero Aldobrandini In Bergamo, Locatelli, 1788. Pp. 65 (1). Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Non ci è dato sapere se quest'edizione dovesse comprendere un ritratto. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso (in barbe) e stampato su carta forte. Vasto lavoro storico-biografico sulla figura del cardinale Personeni nato in Valle Imagna, nel territorio bergamasco.

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        Les six nouvelles de M. de Florian [bound with] Fables de Florian

      A Paris : De l&#39;imprimerie de Didot l&#39;aine, 1786. 3rd Edition. Physical description: 2v in1: 216, 210p., fronts. ; 13 cm. Subjects: Florian -- French literature -- Poetry -- France -- Early works to 1800. Language: French. Notes: Fables de Florian / A Paris, a la Librairie Economique, an IX . Finely bound in modern calf-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Raised bands. New endpapers. Pages very clean, considering the age of the book, with just some dulling around the margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        La science des canaux navigables ou théorie générale de leur construction . De la possibilité de faciliter l'établissement général de la navigation intérieure du Royaume, de supprimer les corvées et d'introduire dans les travaux publics l'économie(.)

      Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1786 - 2 tomes en 1 volume in-8 224pp.-(4); XIX-229 à 468pp; (4ff.). 3 planches dépliantes . Demi-veau vert dos à nerfs orné, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque . Le tome I traite de l'entretien des chemins, des péages et de la possibilité de faciliter la navigation intérieure. Le tome II de l'économie des travaux publics et fournit des pièces justificatives Les 3 planches représentent des cartes de canaux: Londres, les rivières de Yvette et Bièvre, la troisième, le profil du canal de l'Yvette. Bel exemplaire de l'édition originale [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gerardi Noodt novio magi jurisconsulti et antecessoris Opera Omnia (Tomi 1 - 4)

      Apud Fratres Terres, Neapoli 1786 - in 4° - pp.XVI + 340; 416; 383: 379 - Mezza pergamena - 4 volumi - Incisione in antiporta del primo volume - Testo in latino su due colonne, frontesizio del primo volume in rosso e nero - Edizione non censita su iccu - Vol. II piccoli forellini di tarlo - in generale legature non in buono stato - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der menschlichen Narrheit, oder Lebensbeschreibungen berühmter Schwarzkünstler, Goldmacher, Teufelsbanner, Zeichen- und Liniendeuter, Schwärmer, Wahrsager, und anderer philosophischer Unholden.

      - Zweyter und Dritter Theil. Leipzig: in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1786-1787. (2),440,(2) + 413,(3) pp. Beautiful contemporary halfleather bindings. Spines with five raised bands and richly gilt floral decorations. Coloured paper on boards. Titlepages slightly browned. Corners of boards worn. Spines worn at head and foot with 4 cm worming in outer joint of third part. 17,5 x 11 cm.*More issued. This is part two and three only.[#\84808] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blauer Steinschmerzen (blue bird)

      - Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1836) Original watercolors for Abbildungen Und Beschreibungen Merkwurdiger Naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstande Printed in Nuremberg 1816-1822 72 natural history hand-colored engravings including birds by Carl Wilhelm Hahn 10 1/2&#148; x 8&#148;; 16 1/2&#148; x 14 1/2&#148; framed (professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass) Carl Wilhelm Hahn was a German scientist of natural history, studying the nature of birds as well as spiders. His primary focus was devoted to the study of spiders which resulted in a publication of over 3,000 images entitled, Monograph of Spinner and Die Arachnidan, completed only after his death in 1857. He was also quite fascinated with ornithological studies which resulted in the collaboration of the publication of a two volume work with Johann Wolf, Abbildungen Und Beschreibengen Merkwurdiger naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstande (translated as The Natural History of Unusual Birds and other Animals with Illustations and Desciptions) published in Nuremberg from 1816-1822. These extraordinary original watercolors of a blue bird and parrot were two of only a few of Hahn&#146;s studies used in this publication. The detail and accuracy of this painting are lovely. Hahn was concerned not only with the scientific accuracy of the Ibis, but also capturing the individuality and characteristic traits of its personality.

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        Cape Carthage Tunis Bay and Goletta

      London 1786 - A scenic view of Cape Carthage in the Gulf of Tunis across the water from Sicily., Image Size : 300x755 (mm), 11.75x29.75 (Inches), Platemark Size : 355x780 (mm), 14x30.75 (Inches), Paper Size : 390x810 (mm), 15.375x31.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Aquatint

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        La economía, y los medios de aumentar las Rentas Públicas de Athenas, dos tratados de Xenofonte, traducidos del griego al castellano con notas históricas, políticas y cronológicas por el Lic. D. Ambrosio Ruiz Bamba.

      - M., Benito Cano, 1786, 15,5 x 10,5 cm., plena piel, lomo con adornos dorados, 10 h. + 298 págs. + 1 h. ECONOMÍA

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        The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also, The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo. Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c

      Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, Dublin 1786 - Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Bulkeley dated 1785 The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged

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        Das Ritterwesen des Mittelalters nach seiner politischen und militärischen Verfassung. Aus dem Fanzösischen des Herrn de la Turne de Sainte-Palaye mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen, und Vorrede von D. Johann Ludwig Klüber.

      Ernst Christoph Grattenauer,, Nürnberg, 1786 - 3 Bde. Nürnberg, Ernst Christoph Grattenauer, 1786-1791. 8°. XLVI, 311 S., 1 S. Druckfehler; (3) Bl., 410 S.; (3) Bl., 581 S., (4) S. Mit 1 gestoch., geflat. Kupfertafel und 1 gestoch., gefalt. Turnierkarte und 3 (wiederholten) Titelvignetten. LDr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern. Hayn-G. VI, 481. - Fromm IV, 13724. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - (Einbände berieben. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Minim stockfleckig. Band 1 mit winzigem Wurmgang auf Vorderdeckel, Titelblatt mit Einriss. Band 2 stellenweise wasserrandig, im ganzen sehr gutes Exemplar). LDr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liber Regis: Vel Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum . with an Appendix, Containing Proper Directions and Precedents Relating to Presentations, Institutions, Inductions, Dispensations, & C. and a Complete Alphabetical Index

      London, Printed For The Author By John Nichols 1786 - With divisional title page on leaf A1r. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT142990. Description: viii, xvii, 19-1391 p. 26 x 23 cm. Subjects: Church of England--Finance--Benefices. First published in 1711 as 'Liber valorum et decimarum . By John Ecton'. "In 1786 John Bacon . Having changed the title of the book to 'Liber Regis' and made a few additions, published it as entirely his own work. (DNB) . Bookplate of Charles Smith. An exceptional example in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and period-sympathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a red morocco label. 8 Kg. 1391 pp. [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:: Printed for G G J and J Robinson,. 1786.. Second edition and most complete. Hardcover. Very good condition. Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist, son of a clergyman and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship&#39;s doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take up a post as a tutor. Sparrman, traveled to the Cape in early 1772 on a botanical expedition sponsored by the Swedish government and made several excursions into the country in search of natural history specimens. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was taken on as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. For the next three years he served with Cook and although in his "Voyage" he devotes only 24 pages to the Cook expedition, he does include an account of a narrow escape from collision of Cook&#146;s two ships, the Adventure and the Resolution, not recorded elsewhere. After the voyage he returned to Cape Town in July 1775 and practiced medicine, earning enough to finance a journey into the interior. (Cox). Sparrman&#146;s account of his explorations into Africa is important for its natural history and anthropological observations of Southern Africa and is, according to Theal, "the most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it, that has been published in the 18th century" (Mendelssohn II, 414-15), (Withey, 201). First issued in Swedish in 1783; the English translation first appeared in London earlier in 1785. Cox I, 386; Holmes, Captain James Cook: A Bibliographical Excursion, 54; Spence 1147; Rosove 316.C1 (citing it as "scarce"); Beddie 1277, Conrad p. 14; Chavanne 5731. & & This is the second English edition, considered the most correct and complete according to Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue. Two volumes, 4to, xxviii, 368pp with frontispiece and two plates & viii, 356pp, I [addendum & directions to the book-]binder, (1), 2 [advertisements]; 7 unlisted plates and one fold out map (in the 1st volume, with a 3" closed tear at hinge expertly strengthened). In total, ten engraved plates and a folding map. An exceptionally clean copy, bound in period brown tree calf, gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, with the original maroon title label & volume numbers. A very pleasant copy overall of the best edition, which Rosove calls "scarce".

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        Silva: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his majesty's dominions.

      York, A. Ward für J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, J. Robson, R. Baldwin, J. Todd, 1786. - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. . Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. With notes by A. Hunter. A new edition. To which is added the Terra: a philosophical discourse of earth. Gestochenes Porträt des Autors von F. Bartolozzi, 40 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln (geeichnet und gestochen von J. Miller), 1 Aquatinta-Tafel, 2 gefaltete Tabellen, (23 Bl.), 309 S. - 343 S., (9 Bl.) - (3 Bl.), 74 S., (2 Bl.). 4°. Luxuriöser Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Nissen, BBI 615; Pritzel 2766; DSB IV, 494: "Evelyn's principal work. Silva was the first book published by order of the (Royal) Society. It was an immediate success. Silva is not a scientific work but the exhortation of a lover of trees to his countrymen to repair the damage caused by the civil war. Alexander Hunter popularized Silva with an extensively annotated edition." - Der englische Gelehrte J. Evelyn (1620-1706) verfaßte mehrere Schriften über Baumzucht, Gartenbau, Architektur, Bildhauerei etc. sowie ein kultur- und kunstgeschichtlich wertvolles, 1817 wiederentdecktes Tagebuch für die Jahre 1641-1697. - Die "Terra" mit eigenem Titel. Die Ausgaben vor 1776 sind nicht illustriert. - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. Die "Terra" von S. 25 bis zum Schluß in oberer rechter Ecke etwas wasserrandig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        Ordenacoens do Senhor Rey D Affonso V, Five Volumes, 1786

      1786. Scarce 1786 Portuguese Compilation of Royal Decrees [Portugal]. Ordenacoens do Senhor Rey D. Affonso V. Coimbra: Por Resolucao de S. Masgestade de 2 de Setembro de 1786. Five volumes. Quarto (8" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary calf, lettering pieces and gilt-edged raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped, front joints cracked or starting, a few hinges starting as well. Light toning to text, somewhat darker in places, minor worming in a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps to title pages, annotations to their versos. A solid set. * First edition. Bibliographically independent, this is a component of the Colleccao da Legislacao Antiga e Moderna do Reino de Portugal, a complete collection of the laws in force. Ordenacoens was updated and reissued in 1792. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 2 complete sets (at the British Library).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Plantarum indigenarum et exoticarum icones ad vivum coloratae oder Sammlung nach der Natur gemalter Abbildungen inn- und ausländischer Pflanzen, für Liebhaber und Beflissene der Botanie. Herausgegeben von einer Gesellschaft von Kräuterkennern. Volumes 1-6.

      - Wien und Leipzig, auf Kosten der Gesellschaft and Lucas Hochenleitter, 1786-1792. 8vo. Some text and four nicely hand coloured engraved title vignettes and 356 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates all with Latin and German names by J. Lachenbauer and engraved by I. Albrecht. Contemporary uniform marbled boards. Spines with red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.* Very rare in any state and by far the largest collection of these fine plates on the market since 1987. The images were drawn by J. Lachenbauer. Each plate shows one plant species (or mushroom), with its name in Latin, following the Linnaean system, and in German. Two of the introductions are signed by Lukas Hochenleitter und Komp. All volumes have a printed alphabetical index with annotations about the plant's morphology and distribution. A complete set should have eight volumes with 480 plates. We are lacking the last two volumes. Last auction record, of seven parts, dates from 1977. In volume 3 and 6 each two plates are wanting, probably never included. Otherwise a beautifully hand-coloured set, and very fresh, with the impressions strong and the colouring neat, bright and accurate. It seems to be a very rare botanical "journal" which we never had before. Only three auction records appear in the last 40 years. Nissen BBI, 2342. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: DIETER SCHIERENBERG BV]
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        The Adventures of the Six Princesses of Babylon, in their Travels to the Temple of Virtue: An Allegory. Dedicated, by Permission, To her Royal Highness the Princess Mary. The Second Edition.

      London: Printed for the Author by T. Bensley; and sold by J. Buckland. 1786 - 4to, pp. [iii] - xxiv, 139 [140 blank], 20th century calf binding to a snakeskin design, marbled end-papers; first and last three leaves strengthened at inner margin. With the autograph "R. J. Gordon" three times with various dates in 1833 on the verso of the blank leaf preceding the title-page. Lucy Peacock (fl. 1785&#150;1816) was a bookseller and author with premises in Oxford Street, London. This was one of her earliest publications; the allegory is taken from Spenser's Faerie Queene. The binding is unusual. Osborne, pp. 286 - 287. Osborne catalogue, I, 286. Gumuchian 4392.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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