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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique ou histoire abrégée de tous les Hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Vertus, des Forfaits, des Erreurs, &c. Depuis le commencement du Monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les Écrivains les plus judicieux ont pensé sur le caractère, les moeurs & les Ouvrages des Hommes célèbres dans tous les genres : avec des Tables Chronologiques pour réduire en Corps d'Histoire les Articles répandus dans ce Dictionnaire.

      Chez G. Le Roy 1786 - - Chez G. Le Roy, Paris 1786, 8 volumes in-8 (12,5x20cm), relié. - Sixième édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. Plein veau glacé blond d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des plats. Les coiffes des trois premiers volumes sont élimées, un petit trou au niveau de la pièce de titre du quatrième tome, coins un peu émoussés, sinon bel exemplaire. Intérieurs frais ne comportant que très peu de rousseurs. L'édition originale de cette grande entreprise remonte à 1766, son succès fut tel qu'il fut réédité à de nombreuses reprises et bien souvent épuisé. Son édition définitive date de 1821 et comporte pas moins de 31 volumes. Cet ouvrage est du au clunisien Louis-Mayeul Chaudon, largement influencé par le travail de Moreri. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Judas der Erzschelm. Ein politischer Roman aus dem Reiche der Todten

      Straubingen und Amberg [i. e. Leipzig, Weygand], 1786.. 1786. Titelblatt (sockfleckig ) mit satyrischem Titelkupfer (Ein Mönch, eine Frau umarmend) 382 Seiten. Interim-Umschlag d. Zeit teilweise anwesend. Unabgeschnitten; letzte Seite loose und mit Randschäden, jedoch ohne Textverlust. HAYN/GOTENDORF III, S. 473. Zum Druckort: WELLER, fing. Druckorte erwähnt: "Straubingen und Augsburg". Nähere Information auf Anfrage. SEHR SELTEN. ¶ More information on request. VERY RARE.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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        Geodæsia: or, the Art of Surveying and Measuring Land made Easy. Shewing By plain and practical Rules, to Survey, Protract, Cast up, Reduce or Divide any Piece of Land whatsoever; with new Tables for the Ease of the Surveyor in Reducing the Measure of Land.

      London: J.F. and C. Rivington 1786 - Tenth edition, 8vo, (xx), 196, (16), 4, (36), 7, (1) pp. Diagrams and illustrations in the text plus 49 pages of distance and trigonometrical tables, bookplates to both paste downs. Contemporary speckled sheep, subtle repair to joints and spine ends.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Anti-Saint-Nicaise. Ein Turnier im XVIII. Jahrhundert gehalten von zwey T(empel) H(erren) als etwas für Freymaurer und die es nicht sind. Leipzig, Fr. G. Jacobäer 1786. 8°. 2 Bll., IV, 202 S., mit gest. Frontispiz und 3 Falttabellen.- Angeb.: (Ders.) , Archimedies oder des Anti-Saint-Nicaise zweyter Theyl. Leipzig, Fr. G. Jacobäer 1786. XCII, 235 S., mit gest. Titelvignette mit Porträt des Verfassers, mod. Freimaurereinband in Ldr. mit Rsch. und gepr. Deckelvignette.

      - I) Wolfstieg 33449 - Kloß 2331 - Weiß-A. 275.- Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. "Verteidigung der Strikten Observanz u. ihrer Obern gegen Angriffe des Saint-Nicaise" (Wolfstieg). - II) Wolfstieg 33450.- Erste Ausgabe.- Der seltene und umfangreiche zweite Teil ist eine Replik auf eine von Starck verfaßte Rezension des "Anti-Saint-Nicaise".- Am Ende ein ?Dokument die Illuminaten in Bayern betreffend.- Titel u. erstes Bl. jew. gestempelt, sonst schönes Exemplar mit beiden Teilen.# When Kessler von Sprengseysen became convinced that Starck was the author of Saint Nicaise, he decided to defend von Hund`s memory with an anonymous book of his own, ?Anti-Saint-Nicaise?, which appeared in January 1786. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Orah ve-Simchah ve-hu quntres . el na'arei bnei Yisrael ve-yaldei sa'asu'im . le-avodat yemei ha-Purim (prayers, songs and poems for Purim).

      - Livorno, Abraham Isaac Castello and Eliezer Sa'adon, 1786. Printed in Hebrew and Judeo-Italian, also in Hebrew letters. On recto of first leaf a 17 lines acrostichon surrounded by a border of Hebrew text referring to the content of the book. On verso of leaf 7 a full-page woodcut printer's mark showing a book and inkpot in an ornamental cartouche. 56 lvs. 8vo. Contemporary boards, sides covered with marbled paper (rubbed, back slightly damaged).*Vinograd, Leghorn (= Livorno) No. 221. Not in Steinschneider CB, not in Fürst. Zedner 595 (suggesting as author Moses Aaron Foa). Roest 932. Benjacob p. 29/544. Only edition of this important collection of Purim songs from Livorno, partly in Judeo-Italian dialect. Among Italian Jews, Purim was celebrated as a highly elaborate carnival which included musical and theatrical presentations. The present work contains the piyyut for Purim 'Ach zeh ha-yom quvviti (fol 49b) with the following title: 'Shir pashut le-shabbat zakhor . Lah'an con gran placer senores', composed by an anonymous local rabbi. The melody of this song and the song 'Fate onore al bel Purim' was also used in Livorno to sing Lecha Dodi on the Shabbat preceding Purim. The name of the author, Moses Aaron Rachamim Piazza (died 1808) can be found as acrostichon in several poems, lvs. 50b-51b (see: Roest). - Lightly browned.[(1441)] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat]
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        Charte das Russische Reich und die von den Tartarn bewohnte Länder in Europa und Asia enthaltend entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld

      Nürnberg 1786. Karte zeigt gesamt Russland, koloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 60. Zustand: Rand rechts und links fachmänisch ergänzt

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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        Theorie und Praktik der Beredsamkeit.

      München, Joseph Lentner 1786. Two parts in 1 vol. - 8 . (11) ll., pp. (3)-256; (4) ll., pp. (1)-184. Engraved frontispiece, 7 small woodcuts. Contemporary blind-stamped calf (hinges restored). First edition. Very rare. Lightly stained. Not at Goedeke etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        MONUMENS DE LA VIE PRIVEE DES DOUZE CESARS

      - Monumens de la vie privee des douze césars, d'apres une suite de Pierres gravees sous leur regne.- Roma, De l'Imprimerie du Vatican, 1786; en 8º mayor holandesa tela rozada, frontis grabado, XII pp. (en realidad XIV por error de paginación), 236 pp. 50 láminas de tema erótico.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Tratado de los granos y modo de molerlos con economía: de la conservación de estos y de las harinas

      Madrid 1786 - Escritos en francés por.; Extractado y traducido al castellano con algunas notas y un suplemento por Don Felipe Marescalchi. En Madrid, En la imprenta de Benito Cano, 1786. 4º, 6 h. 572 p. Encuadernación de época en plena piel época, nervios. Primera ecición en español. Contiene 23 láminas plegadas con grabados al cobre situadas al final de la obra más dos estados plegados. Es posiblemente la obra más importante sobre la materia y la que sirvió a todos las fábricas castellanas de fuente de información. Raro. Rfs.: Palau nº 26456. CCPB73323-7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        A Narrative of the Two Aerial Voyages of Doctor Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard; with Meteoroligical Observations and Remarks. The First Voyage on the Thirteenth of November, 1784, From London Into Kent:. (Inscribed & Signed By the Author)

      Published By Author, London 1786 - Very Good Plus condition quarto in contemporary marbled boards and half-leather with gilt decorated stamping to the spine with marbled end papers. Frontis is an illustration of the Dr. at the helm of his airship's controls. Inscribed to General Marquis de La Fayette in Paris 1823 and signed by the author's wife. General de La Fayette served in the American Revolutionary War under General George Washington and was instrumental in securing French commitment. This is the first book written by an American in aeronautics. It describes the first flight by air across the English Channel. Housed in a custom crafted slipcase and chemise by Starr Book Works. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, For the Year 1780

      [Philadelphia]: Printed by John Dunlap. [1786]. First. First edition. Volume VI of the Journals of Congress. Octavo. 257, xliii pp. Very good with a small stain to the upper right corner of the first fourteen leaves, and light scattered spotting. Attractively bound in modern period-style full mottled calf, with the original contemporary dark red morocco spine label. Signed in neat ink by [William?] Livingston on the front free endpaper. The very scarce John Dunlap printing, issued as a companion volume to the annual volume of Proceedings (Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Jan. 1, 1780-Jan. 1 1781). Both were issued separately as "Volume VI," in the original thirteen volume set published from 1777-1788. This volume provides unique insight into the decisive moments of the founding of the United States during the last full year of the Revolutionary War, when Washington regained the military advantage in the North, Congress struggled to gain control over the fiscal crisis, and the British gained the upper hand in the South. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        REALES ORDENANZAS PARA LA DIRECCION, REGIMEN Y GOBIERNO DEL IMPORTANTE CUERPO DE LA MINERIA DE NUEVA-ESPAÑA, y de su Real Tribunal General de orden de Su Magestad.

      Imp. Casa Real de los Niños Huerfanos. Lima, 1786 - . 20 cm. LXXIX-269 pág. Enc. en pergamino, lomera rotulada, cierres, planos manchados. Ejemplar restaurado. Marcas de anterior poseedor en páginas XXX-XXXI. * Raro impreso en Lima. Presenta el reglamento que debía regir las actividades extractivas, que en la América española se centraron en los metales preciosos, es decir, plata y oro, por este orden. De hecho, la minería fue una de las principales actividades económicas del virreinato de Nueva España junto a la agricultura, la ganadería o el comercio, y las reformas de la monarquía tendieron a fomentarla mediante la creación de instituciones representativas como el Tribunal de Minería y sus Diputaciones Regionales. Contiene los siguientes capítulos: Del Tribunal General de la Mineria de Nueva España; De los Jueces y Diputados de los Reales de Minas; De la Jurisdiccion en las Causas de Minas y Ministros, y del modo de conocer, proceder, juzgar y sentenciar en ellas en 1ª, 2ª y 3ª instancia; Del órden con que se ha de proceder en la substanciacion y determinacion de los Juicios contenciosos en los casos de impedimento ó vacante de algunos de los Jueces de Minería; Del Dominio radical de las Minas: de su concesion á los Particulares y del derecho que por esto deben pagar; De los modos de adquirir las Minas: de los nuevos descubrimientos, registros de Vetas, y denuncios de Minas abandonadas ó perdidas; De los Sugetos que pueden, ó no, descubrir denunciar y trabajar Minas; De las pertenencias y demasías, y de las medidas que en adelante deben tener las Minas; De cómo deben labrarse, fortificarse y ampararse las Minas; De las Minas de Desagüe; De las Minas de Compañia; De los Operarios de Minas, y de Haciendas ó Ingenios de beneficio; Del surtimiento de Aguas y Provisiones de las Minerías; De los Maquileros y Compradores de los metales; De los Aviadores de Minas, y de los Mercaderes de Platas; Del Fondo y Banco de Avíos de Minas; De los Peritos en el Laborío de las Minas y en el beneficio de los Metales; De la educacion y enseñanza de la Juventud destinada á las Minas, y del adelantamiento de la Industria en éllas; De los privilegios de los Mineros. minería, nueva españa, ordenanzas Història d'Amèrica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster's und seines Sohns Georg Forster's Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775, in dem vom Kapitän J.[ames] Cook kommandirten Schiffe 'the Resolution' ausgeführt. 4 Tle. (= Sammlung der besten Reisbeschreibungen. Bde. XI-XIV).

      Brünn, J. G. Traßler 1786.. Kl.-8°. 544 S., 416 S., 412(4) S. u. 528 S. (in allen Bdn. einschl. Reihen- u. Nebentit.). Mit 4 Notenzeilen im Text (Tl. 4) u. in jedem Bd. m. 1 Holzschnitt-Zierleiste. Marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. u. Bd.num. (auf 2 mont. Papierschi.) sowie floralen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Rotschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. berieben sowie an den Kanten u. Bünden etw. abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Goldauflage stellenw. abgelöst; 2 Bde. m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; jeder Bd. m. Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel; Papier durchgeh. stockfl.; einige Ss. eselsohrig; im Text wenig abgegriffen.. Vgl. dazu Henze II, 265f.; Kosch V, 364 u. Goed. VI, §293, IV.4.14. Nachdruckausgabe der deutschen, in Berlin 1778-80 bei Haude und Spener herausgekommenen Übersetzung der 1778 in London erschienenen Originalausgabe 'Observations made during a voyage round the world'. Beschrieben ist die 2. Cooksche Weltumseglung an der J. R. Forster zusammen mit seinem Sohn Georg Forster teilnahm. Er reiste an Stelle des zurückgetretenen Sir J. Banks als Naturforscher mit, "aber nicht etwa blos dazu, daß er Unkraut trocknen und Schmetterlinge fangen; sondern daß er alle seine Talente in diesem Fache anwenden und keinen erheblichen Gegenstand unbemerkt lassen sollte" (G. Forsters Werke. 1965. II, S. 7). Nach der Rückkehr von dieser Reise überwarf Joh. Reinh. Forster sich mit der britischen Admiralität wegen der von ihm auszuführenden Reisebeschreibung, deren Abfassung ihm schließlich von Seiten der englischen Minister strikt untersagt wurde. Darauf sprang der Sohn G. ein und schuf nach des Vaters Tagebüchern in nur acht Monaten das vorliegende Werk, das im englischen Original sowie der ersten deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Bänden erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche erfolgte durch den Verfasser selbst. Die uns vorliegende Nachdruckausgabe ist nicht wie seine Vorlage mit Kupfertafeln u. Karten ausgestattet und wird in den oben genannten Bibliographien nicht angeführt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        [Untitled Decorative Plate]

      [London], 1786. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature...", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition apart from slight discolouration of the paper along the edge of the bottom margin. Penned signature reading "Anne Lloyd" visible in top margin.

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        Oeuvres complètes d'Antoine Raphaël Mengs, premier peintre du roi d'Espagne, contenant différents traités sur la théorie de la peinture.

      A l'hôtel de Thou 1786 - - A l'hôtel de Thou, A Paris 1786, in 4 (25,5x20cm), viii 314pp. et (1) 392pp. -1., 2 tomes en 2 Vol. relié. - Première édition française,traduit de l'italien par M. Jansen (l'ouvrage parut en effet pour la première fois en Italien chez Bodoni). Reliure légèrement postérieure en pleine basane racinée, dos lisse, pièce de titre et de tomaison bronze. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage commence par les mémoires sur la vie et les ouvrages de Mengs (1728-1779) par le chevalier d'Azara et une notice sur les tableaux de Mengs, suivi des traités sur la peinture du peintre, aussi bien sur le beau, le goût, l'aspect technique de la peinture que sur différents peintres célèbres (Raphaël, Le Corrège, Titien). On trouve dans la préface un paragraphe de Klopstock (l'éditeur allemand) et de Fuessli. Peintre à la cour du roi de Pologne, il rejoignit la cour d'Espagne sur les sollicitations de Charles III, roi d'Espagne, ses tableaux, assez tôt dans le goût néo-classique (voir sa Cléopâtre) lui assurèrent la renommée et la richesse, et les écrits qu'il laissa sur la peinture et les arts sont empreints de recherches et de subtilités. viii 314pp. et (1) 392pp. -1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Genève. [2 volumes].

      1786 - A Genève, Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie, 1786. Deux volumes in-quarto (210 X 272) demi-basane fauve à petits coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, pièces de titre et tomaison ocre et vert lierre (reliure de l'époque). TOME I : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre orné d'une vignette gravée, XXXVI pages de Discours préliminaire, préface et errata, 540 pages, (1) f. d'avis au relieur, 8 planches gravées dépliantes ; TOME II : (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre orné d'une vignette gravée, XVI pages d'avertissement et table, 641 pages, (1) page d'errata, (1) f. d'avis au relieur, 7 planches gravées dont six dépliantes et 2 tableaux dépliants, et 2 tables dépliantes d'observations météorologiques. Restaurations à la reliure. ÉDITION ORIGINALE pour le tome II, le tome I ayant été publié pour la première fois en 1779. « Ouvrage rare en édition in-quarto et en bonne condition, très recherché » (PERRET, 3911). Cette PREMIÈRE PARTIE contient deux grandes vignettes de titre, deux bandeaux, deux tableaux dépliants d'observations météorologiques et 15 PLANCHES DÉPLIANTES dont deux cartes. Les planches sont dessinées par Bourrit et Théodore de Saussure, neveu de l'auteur, et gravées par Geissler, A. Töpffer et Wexelberg. MANQUE la deuxième partie de cet ouvrage composée des tomes III et IV qui seront publiés en 1796, et qui contiennent un bandeau et 2 planches dans le tome III, et 6 planches dans le tome IV. « Un des ouvrages fondamentaux jamais écrits sur la chaîne des Alpes. Il contient de nombreux développements concernant la flore, la géologie et les glaciers, mais relate également les tentatives d'ascension du Mont-Blanc, les premières ascensions dont celle de Saussure en 1787, ainsi que le séjour que celui-ci fit au col du Géant » (Perret). Pionnier de la géologie alpine et de la météorologie, Horace-Bénedict de SAUSSURE (1740-1799) ne néglige pas pour autant la botanique et l'aspect humain dans son tableau détaillé des montagnes. Cet ouvrage est LE TEXTE FONDATEUR de ce qui deviendra la géographie physique. Artisan de la conquête et de la renommée du Mont-Blanc avec le récit de ses ascensions en 1787, il a aussi fixé le vocabulaire de la glaciologie, propageant l'idée d'une dynamique glacière. Du point de vue cartographique, il présente le premier tableau général de la région du Mont-Blanc dressé sur la base d'observations directes. De nombreuses cimes et des glaciers, restés jusque-là anonymes, sont identifiés. AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, au corps d'ouvrage en bel état. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORIE D'HERODOTE TRADUITE DU GREC Avec des Remarques Historiques & critiques,un Essai sur la Chronologie d'Herodote, & une table geographique,

      CHEZ MUSIER LIBRAIRE, PARIS 1786 - In 8. Dim. 20,5x13,5 cm. Pp. LXXXIV+512+4 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+522, 4 (n.n.)+499, 4 (n.n.)+442+ (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+508+1 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+600, 4 (n.n.)+572. Bella opera completa in sette volumi del 1786, la nota opera dello storico greco antico Erodoto (484 a.c.-425 a.c.). Erodoto è famoso per aver descritto paesi e persone da lui conosciuti in numerosi viaggi. Nella sua opera "Storie" cerca di individuare le cause che hanno portato alla guerra fra le poleis unite della Grecia e l'impero persiano. Per questo motivo egli è ritenuto il "padre della storia". L'opera è divisa in nove libri: i primi quattro sono suddivisi in: introduzione, mitologia, logos lidico, logos egizio, logos scitico, logos libico; gli ultimi quattro sono dedicati alle guerre persiane. Nel primo tomo dell'opera la vita d'Erodoto, poi la traduzione francese dal testo greco delle "Storie" a cura di Larcher. Nell'ultimo tomo la tavola geografica ed indice Belle vignette all'interno. Bella legatura in piena pelle con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso. In buone condizioni. Copertina in pelle a cinque nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini, piatti e dorso; segni di tarlo. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture, qualche brunitura. Lieve gora d'umidità al margine di piegatura del primo tomo fino a pag. LXXX; nel tomo IV all'angolo superiore destro all'occhietto e frontespizio, da pag. 33 a 88, da pag. 113 a 146, da pag. 165 a 224. Piccolo segno di tarlo al margine superiore di pag. 572 senza perdita di testo. Beautiful complete work in seven volumes of 1786, the famous work by the ancient greek historian Herodote (484 a.c.-425 a.c.).Herodote is famosu because he describes countries and people he knew in different voyages.In his work "Histories" tries to find the causes that get poleis of Greece and Persian Empire to the war. For this reason he is also considered the "father of history". The work is divided into nine books: the first four are divided into: introduction, mithology, logos lidico, logos egyptian, logos scitico, logos libico; the last four are dedicated to persian wars. In the first tome there is the life of Herodote, then the french tranlsation from the greek text of the work by Larcher. In the last tome the geographical chart and index. Beautiful vignettes inside. Beautiful full leather cover with rich golden decorations in the spine. In good conditions. Full leather cover with five nerfs and rich golden decorations in the spine in good general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges, plates and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings, some yellowings. Slight humidity stain in the folding edge until pag. LXXX in the first tome; in the IV tome in the upper right corner in the first title page and title page, from pag. 33 until 88, from pag. 113 until 146, from pag. 165 until 224. Little worming in the upper edge of pag. 572 of the last tome with no loss of text. La libreria Sephora di Elena Serru offre uno sconto del 20% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il costo originario del libro è 700,00 euro.

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        MEMOIRE SUR LES AVANTAGES QUE LA PROVINCE DE LANGUEDOC PEUT RETIRER DE SES GRAINS, considérés sous leurs différens rapports avec l'Agriculture, le Commerce, la Meunerie et la Boulangerie. Avec figures.

      1786 - A Paris, de l'Imprimerie des Etats de Languedoc, 1786. In-quarto (228 x 277) demi-chagrin havane foncé à coins, dos quatre nerfs plats ornés et surlignés de roulettes dorées, fleurons dorés dans les compartiments (reliure moderne) ; faux-titre, titre, 447 pages, 10 planches dépliantes. EDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage TRES IMPORTANT, complet de ses DIX GRANDES PLANCHES dépliantes, gravées en taille-douce, donnant les plans et détails de moulins, d'un four de boulanger et divers systèmes de roues et de meules. « La première partie traite du blé, des différentes espèces, des maladies, de la conservation du grain. La deuxième concerne la meunerie, les différentes sortes de mouture, la construction des moulins. La troisième s'occupe de la boulangerie, choix des farines, instruments du boulanger, la pâte, le levain, la cuisson, les différentes sortes de pains, le prix et le commerce. » (OBERLE, 814, pour l'édition de 1789). Cernes de mouillures claires dans les marges de quelques feuillets, plus foncées aux titre et faux-titre, néanmoins BON EXEMPLAIRE grand de marge, dans une solide reliure moderne à l'imitation. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prediche quaresimali del Padre Pier Maria da Pederoba, detto il Pietrarossa Min. Rif. della provincia di Sant'Antonio di Venezia. Dedicate alla S.R.M. di Vittorio Amedeo III re di Sardegna.

      Giacomo Leoni - G. Battista Vendramini Mosca,, Vicenza, 1786 - Due volumi in 4° gr. (30 cm), pp. XII, 262, 282, ritratto inciso dell 'autore in antiporta, fregio inciso al frontespizio raffigurante una corona su cui poggiano due rami di ulivo e due colombe, testo su due colonne, testatine e finalini incisi, bei capilettera istoriati. Legature in piena pelle con ai piatti doppia serie di cornici in oro con motivi di volute e fiori, al centro e agli angoli della cornice più interna ricche impressioni floreali, dorso con decori floreali in oro, titolo su tassello. Tagli cesellati in oro. Elegante veste editoriale per queste prediche del Padre Da Pederoba Pier Maria che il Papa Benedetto XIV solea chiamare Concionatore de'Concionatori per la sua riluttanza all'uso di ornamenti nelle sue prediche senza venir meno comunque alla gravita alla cultura e alla pompa che conviene all'eloquenza del pulpito. Gamba, 2397 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Ioannes Antonius Scopoli.

      - Ticini, ex typographia Reg. & Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786-1788. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Folio (422 x 280mm). pp. (2), ix, 85; (4), 115; (4), 87, with 3 engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved title-vignettes, 3 engraved vignettes showing the Pavia Botanic garden and 75 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, gilt lettered label on spine. "Gems of the flora and fauna of Lombardy, including native and exotic species which have lived there. Contains many type illustrations of importance. Each copper plate was executed at the expense of a separate patron. The book is very rare ." (Wood 559); Pritzel 8558: "Aeusserst selten complett, indem einige Blätter bei der Einnahme von Pavia zu Grunde gingen"; Zimmer 565-566: ". the third (part) contains a discussion of the mammals and birds treated in Sonnerat's "Voyage a la Nouvelle Guinée", 1776, and "Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine", 1782, with short diagnoses and the first application of binomial names to the species ." This luxurious folio is Scopoli's most beautiful work, and as Nissen indicates it is one of the few really great natural history books produced in Italy during that time. The author was professor of botany at Pavia and the above work was printed at the monastry of San Salvatore, Pavia. It is of greatest rarity in complete state as sheets of the work were destroyed during the siege and capture of Pavia. 9 plates show insects, 2 shells, 2 snakes, 4 fishes, 2 birds, 1 a monkey and 1 minerals, all other plates show plants. A very fine broad-margined copy in an attractive contemporary Italian binding.Stafleu & Cowan 11.551; Nissen BBI, 1822. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber einige verkannte, wenigstens ungenützte Mittel zur Beförderung der Industrie, der Bevölkerung und des öffentlichen Wohlstandes. Erstes [und Zweites] Fragment [in einem Band]. Nebst einer Beilage von Herrn Professor Stuve.

      Wolfenbüttel in der Schulbuchhandlung 1786.. Oktav (15,5 x 10 cm), schlichter Pappband der Zeit, (10), 158; 112 S.. Einband berieben und beschabt, Fehlstellen im Bezug, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatz fehlt, Besitzvermerk von 1809 auf Vorderspiegel, innen leicht stockfleckig, ganz vereinzelt Stellen mit stärkerer Braunfärbung (von getrockneten Pflanzteilen), ganz vereinzelt dezente Anstreichungen - VD18 1546606X-001 - Der Aufklärer, Pädagoge und Verleger (1746-1818) fordert in der vorliegenden Schrift die Umwandlung der Volks- in Industrieschulen, eine bessere Ausbildung der Landprediger, eine "Vollkommene und allgemeine Duldung", eine bessere Kenntnis des menschlichen Herzens, den Aufbau von patriotischen Gesellschaften und mehr Sorgfalt "für die Erziehung der Töchter".

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        VOYAGE DE M. LE CHEVALIER DE CHASTELLUX EN AMERIQUE

      Edition : PARIS - BRUXELLES, LE FRANCQ, 1786 - Relié à la suite : LES PHILIPPIQUES - 5 odes et poésies diverses, satire contre le Duc d'Orléans, avec les notes - Exemplaire sur papier bleu, numéroté, portrait en frontispice - Edité à BORDEAUX chez PUYNESGE en 1797, 152 pages, très frais - VOYAGE EN AMERIQUE : Le texte de cette édition est repris de la première, non autorisée, composée d’après le journal manuscrit de Chastellux (édition officielle chez PRAULT à PARIS, cette même année 1786) - Portrait de WASHINGTON du frontispice déplacé en page 23, avec rousseurs - Le reste de l'ouvrage est exempt de rousseurs, mais le papier est un peu bruni - Reliure plein cuir, dos lisse orné de motifs, pièce de titre verte - Coiffes abimées, mais reliure solide 152, 135 pages, relié, petit in-8, 20 cm. Bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlung von den Land- und Flusschnecken, oder von Solchen Conchylien, welche nicht im Meere sondern auf der Erde und in sussen Wassern zu leben pflegen Mit zwanzig nach der Natur gemalten und durch lebendige Farben erleuchteten Kupfertafeln.

      Nurnberg: Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1786. First Edition. Cloth over Marbled Boards. Very Good Plus. 4to. xxvi, 194 pp. With 20 hand-colored plates. The text pages have a light ink-blot-like foxing in many of the leaves where the text is. Most will not find this disconcerting, as since it seldom shows up in the margins, it is surely the result of a chemical reaction involving the paper composition and the ink over an extended period of time. In other words, it is to be found probably in virtually all extant copies. The plates are not only spared this, but they are immaculate, their coloring breathtaking.

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        La Gierosalemme libberata de lo sio Torquato Tasso votata a llengua napoletana da Grabiele Fasano

      Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, Napoli 1786 - Collezione di tutti i poemi in lingua napoletana Tomi XIII e XIV 2 volumi pp. 260 + 254 Pagine con lievi fioriture, dorsi segnati con matita azzurra e piccola etichetta, pergamena in buono stato (Some light yellowing) ril pergamena coeva, con titolo impresso al dorso (vellum) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L. Coelii sive Caecilli Lactantii Firmiani Opera omnia : quae extant ad optimas editiones collata : praemittitur notitia literaria studiis Societatis Bipontinae. [Notitia Literaria de Firmiano Lactantio; Index Editionum Lactanii Operum; Carmina]

      Biponti : Ex Typographia Societatis, MDCCLXXXVI (1786)., 1786. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Editio accurata ; 2 volumes ; 23 cm. (8vo) ; LCCN: 94-201811 ; OCLC: 37116169 ; LC: BR65 ; "Cum notis J.A. Fabricii, ex Bibliotheca ecclesiastica, Hamburgi 1718 edita, p. 165 sqq."--V. 1, p. iii ; with a life of Lucius Caelius Lactantius, and a complete, very detailed index of the history of published editions of the works of Lactantius from 1465 to 1782 ; collected works here include The Divine Institution, the collected Letters, and poems, the Symposium and the Phoenix ; together with a dictionary of Greek phrases used in the text, and indices of authors and subjects, with page references ; early 19th century 1/4 brown leather with raised bands, gold lettering and marbled papers over boards ; 19th century ex-library, spine labels, stamps, date dues ; slight wear to spines ; previous 19th century owner's bookplates ; laid paper, untrimmed ; title page engravings by Weis of Julius Crispus and Constantine ; only one other set known to be held world wide ; foxing, else VG, VG.

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        An Inquiry into the Secondary Causes Which Mr. Gibbon has Assigned for the Rapid Growth of Christianity.

      Edinburgh: Printed by Murray & Cochrane. For T. Cadell., 1786. - David Dalrymple, third baronet, Lord Hailes (1726-1792) was a Scottish advocate, judge, and historian. His best known work was his Annals of Scotland (1776-9). In the present work, he attacked Gibbon over his account of the effect of Christianity on the decline of the Roman empire. Controversial when it was published, it was a minor blow in the ongoing controversy between theological traditionalists such as Hailes and more liberal thinkers, led by David Hume. Quarto. [4], 214 pp. With the printed presentation leaf to Richard Bishop of Worcester, before the title-page. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and recornered in recent calf, gilt flat spine with burgundy morocco label. Verso of title-page with two old rubberstamps of St. Andrews University, one for deaccession. A very good copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New-Haven Gazette, and the Connecticut Magazine, for the Year MDCCLXXXVI. Volume I, February 1786 - February 1787

      New Haven, Connecticut: Meigs & Dana. 1786. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Bound annual containing fifty issues from 1786 of this scarce weekly newspaper-format magazine. Includes exceptional historical content, including contemporary accounts of Shay's Rebellion, extensive debate on adoption of a federal coinage system and use of paper money, piracy in the Mediterranean, Virginia's action against importation of new slaves, the post-war economic depression, regulation of trade with the Indians, Westward Expansion, much more. Covers a full year with 51 issues (appears to be a break in publication just after Christmas), from February 16, 1786 to February 8, 1787. Bound in plain paper boards with calf spine, most likely original. Consists of a title page, two pages of introduction, 399 pages, index. All issues present except for no. 47 (early January 1787). Front free endpaper and a few other pages absent: 357-364 (part of no. 46 and all of 47); 373/374 (part of no. 49); 379/380 (part of no. 49); p. 397/398 (part of no. 51); final leaf or leaves of index (ends in the middle of the letter I). Articles clipped from no. 8 (p. 61/62) and no. 21 (p. 167/168), chip to lower edge of p. 145/146 (no. 19) with loss of the bottom two lines of text on the outer half of the page. Covers very worn, front cover detached, rear cover nearly so, rear endpaper chipped, several owner names on title page, rear endpapers, and inside front cover, small old white label on spine, small old red-edged label at top of front cover. Pages age-toned and foxed, some dampstaining, edgewear. A fascinating piece of Americana, and a great read.

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        Pittaus Aracanga (scarlet macaw)

      - 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” x 8”; 16 1/2” x 14 1/2” 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’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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        TYPOGRAPHIA ESPAÑOLA O HISTORIA DE LA INTRODUCCION, PROPAGACION Y PROGRESOS DEL ARTE DE LA IMPRENTA EN ESPAÑA. A la que antecede una Noticia general sobre la Imprenta de la Europa, y de la China, adornado con Notas instructivas y curiosas. Tomo I [único publicado].

      Imp. Joachin Ibarra. Madrid, 1786 - . 20,5 cm. Portada, XVIII-427 pág. Ilustr. diversas marcas de libreros en el texto. Algo deslucidas las primeras pág. Enc. de época en piel, tejuelo, rozaduras. Algunas notas manuscritas marginales. Anotación de época en la hoja de respeto indicando donde y como se anunciaba la obra en la "Gazeta de Madrid". Bibliografia en general Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español

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        [Vathek]

      London: for J. Johnson,, 1786. An Arabian Tale, from an unpublished manuscript: with Notes Critical and Explanatory. Octavo. Contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, smooth spine with gilt urns in compartments, gilt Greek-key rolls, gilt lion crest in centre of covers. Rubbed, front joint tender, upper corners worn, but a good clean copy. First edition. Beckford's oriental novel, Vathek, was written in French between January and May 1782. This English translation by the literary scholar Samuel Henley was published first in June 1786, despite Beckford's express wish that the French edition should precede it. The latter was published in Lausanne in December 1786 (postdated 1787), with signs of hasty reconstruction from an earlier draft. Though angered by the piracy, Beckford appreciated Henley's expertise as an orientalist and retained his notes in later editions. Vathek remains a classic of British Gothic fiction, alongside Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, and M. G. Lewis's The Monk.

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        Vathek] An Arabian Tale, from an unpublished manuscript: with Notes Critical and Explanatory.

      London: for J. Johnson, 1786 - Octavo. Contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, smooth spine with gilt urns in compartments, gilt Greek-key rolls, gilt lion crest in centre of covers. Rubbed, front joint tender, upper corners worn, but a good clean copy. First edition. Beckford's oriental novel, Vathek, was written in French between January and May 1782. This English translation by the literary scholar Samuel Henley was published first in June 1786, despite Beckford's express wish that the French edition should precede it. The latter was published in Lausanne in December 1786 (postdated 1787), with signs of hasty reconstruction from an earlier draft. Though angered by the piracy, Beckford appreciated Henley's expertise as an orientalist and retained his notes in later editions. Vathek remains a classic of British Gothic fiction, alongside Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, and M. G. Lewis's The Monk. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Arabian Tale, from an Unpublished Manuscript: With Notes Critical and Explanatory [Vathek]

      J. Johnson, London 1786 - vii, [1], 334pp. Later full polished calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with central urn surrounded by floral sprays with volute corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g., with comb and curl marbled endpapers. Very minor chipping to spine ends, slightly rubbed to extremities, internally some minor spotting, lacking the final blank Y8 as often, but generally quite a clean copy. The first English edition of Beckford's 'Vathek', prepared by Samuel Henley with Beckford's knowledge, but published before the French edition against Beckford's explicit instructions. This is probably a trimmed large paper copy, being taller and thicker than other copies we have had. Chapman 3 (i); Rothschild 352; Summers 543 and Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1786:15 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Description of the Antiquities and Curiosities in Wilton-House

      E. Easton, Sarum 1786 - 1786, New Edition, xxxviii, 116 pp. 25 plates. Hardcover, 4to., gilt title and bands on spine, old half-leather with marbled boards. Very Good copy: rubbing, with some light loss, marbled paper over boards; boards edgeworn and bumped; leather worn along edges and at corners, with some loss; spine lightly soiled; outer hinges dry, with some small cracks. Lacks half- title. Pencil notes on fly leaf and covering rear pastedown. Nice, clean text. Scarce. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam, aller daselbst befindlicher Merkwürdigkeiten, und der umliegenden Gegend. Dritter Band.

      Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin 1786 - "Dritte völlig umgearbeitete Auflage; mit genauen Grundrissen [mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln] der Städte Berlin und Potsdam, (und) einem Grundrisse des neuen Schlosses bey Sanssouci, und einer neuen Karte der Gegend um Berlin." Mit einem Anhang: Anzeige der vornehmsten jetzt in Berlin, Potsdam und der umliegenden Gegend lebenden Gelehrten, Künstler und Musiker. Mit den üblichen Altersspuren, vorderes Vorsatzblatt mit größerem Wasserfleck, sonst innen gut und frisch. 2 Bl., S. 1005-1306, 60 S., 16 Bl. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere landen. Uit het Engelsch overgezet en met aanteekeningen voorzien door Ernst Willem Cramerus. Met eene voorrede van Rutger Schutte. (Complete with:) SCHUTTE, RUTGER, Verhandelingen over de reize der Israëlieten in de woestijne, en eenige bijzonderheden van Jerusalem en deszelfs omtrek.

      Utrecht/Rotterdam/Amsterdam, Van Paddenburg/J. Bosch & R. Arrenberg/M. de Bruyn, 1776-1786. - 7 vols. in 3. 4to. XXXVI,219; VIII,221-491; XII,262; VIII,263-519; VIII,262; VIII,265-403; (IV),115,(1); 124,(1) pp. With 206 engr. maps, plans & plts. (incl. many fold.) by O. Lindeman, J. van Hiltrop, a.o. Lists of subscribers, index. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf with morocco title labels on spines. (Paper on boards a bit damaged with some loss, spine ends chipped; occas. light waterst. in margins. Overall condition: bindings good, contents VG). * Blackmer 1323; Tiele 869. - First and only Dutch edition, with additional maps and plates, of Pococke's "A description of the East and some other countries" (Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Crete and Greece), first published in English in London (1743-1745). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des bandages herniaires; Dans lequel on trouve, indépendamment des bandages ordinaires, des machines propres à remédier aux chûtes de la matrice & du rectum, à servir de récipient dans le cas d'anus artificiel, d'incontinence d'urine, ect.

      Belin, Hardouin & Gattey,, Paris, 1786 - Paris, Belin, Hardouin & Gattey, 1786. 8°. 2 n.n. Bl. XXXIV, 232 S., 4 n.n. Bl. Mit 14 gefalteten (13 kolorierten) Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch III, 435. - Waller 5234. - Wellcome III, 375. - HOH 1004. - Hauptwerk des Verfassers der sich selbst als Bandagist bezeichnete. Juville erfand mehrere neue Bruchbänder für den Leisten- und Nabelbruch und beschrieb 1777 ein Reservoir aus Gummi für den künstlichen Darmausgang. Diese Arbeiten sind alle im vorliegenden Werk auf farbigen Tafeln abgebildet. "While much of the apparatus would appear to be uncomfortable and cumbersome, some of it has a quite modern appearance" (HOH). - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Einbandrücken und Ecken fachgerecht restauriert. - Selten. Sprache: N Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of ancient Greece, its colonies, and conquests; from the earliest accounts till the division of the Macedonian Empire in the east. Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts. In two volumes.

      printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand MDCCLXXXVI [1786], London - First Edition. 4to in 2 volumes: xvi, 684; viii, 718, [29], [1]pp, with 2 folding maps, "The Western Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests" and "The Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests." Uniformly bound in period full tree calf, the spines divided into six compartments with gilt tooling and red and olive-green morocco lettering pieces, and with French blue silk page markers and marbled end papers. An excellent wide-margined set, the bindings tight and secure (though the boards of vol. 2 a bit bowed), pages fresh and bright, the engraved maps in rich impressions properly folded. Provenance: Julio Berzunza, with his bookplate to the front paste downs. Beginning in the 1920s, Berzunza amassed a comprehensive collection of Alexandriana, totaling nearly 1000 books, manuscripts, maps, engravings and artifacts, the basis for his landmark work, "A tentative classification of books, pamphlets, and pictures concerning Alexander the Great and the Alexander romances, from the collection of Julio Berzunza." ESTC Citation No. T99924. Gillies constructed his briefly popular narrative of classical Greek history from ancient literary sources, both histories and other genres. But the "revolution in ancient history brought about by source analysis, epigraphy, and archaeology, together with changes in literary taste, brought total oblivion to both books and their author." (ODNB) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopedie méthodique. Nouvele édition enrichie de remarques dédiée à la Sérénissime République de Venise. Antiquités, Mythologie, Diplomatique et Chronologie.

      s.n.,, A Padoue, 1786 - Dieci volumi in-folio (cm. 29), pp. oltre 3.000 complessive. Bella vignetta incisa in rame a ciascun frontespizio (inc. da Alessandri e Scattaglia) e 97 belle tavole nitidamente incise nell'ultimo volume. Legatura del tempo in cartonato ricoperto di carta colorata e con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e con pochi segni d'uso; complessivamente ben conservato. Un piccolo timbro privato di possesso ripetuto ai frontepizi. Sezione completa riguardante l'antichità della celebre impresa tipografica ed enciclopedica apparsa dopo l'Encyclopedie di Diderot e D'Alembert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus.

      Nuremberg: Fleischmann, and Adam Ludwig Wirsing, [plates dated 1753-1786]. - Folio (18 x 13 inches). 172 fine hand-colored engraved plates by J.M. Seligman, J.M. Stock and A.L. Wirsing after G.D. Ehret, G.W. Baurenfeind, B.R. and M.B. Dietschin, N.F. Eisenberger, J.C. Keller and others (plates 60 and 61, and 121 and 122 counted as one plate each, bound without plates 90, 126, 131, 135, 179 and 180, first two plates with slight vertical crease, plate 97 with small tear at fold not affecting the image). Bound without text. Contemporary mottled calf (joints cracked, extremities scuffed). "ONE OF FINEST RECORDS OF THE CULTIVATED FLOWERS OF THE PERIOD" (Dunthorne). First edition, bound, as often found, without text, which was not published simultaneously with the plates. Described by Blunt as "one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century" with more than forty of the plates based on drawings by Trew's famous protégé Georg Ehret with whom he had collaborated on "Plantae Selectae". The spectacular plates are "full sized colored figures of Hyacinths, Tulips (over 20 plates), Ranunculi, Anemones, Caryophylli, Lilies, Auriculas, Roses, Narcissi, Iris, Cheiranthi, Asters, Fritilleries, Crown Imperials" (Dunthorne), and are some of the most sought after and important botanical prints in the world. It is no wonder that he became one of the foremost illustrators of botanical images of his time, at a time when it can be said that art of this nature was highly prized and passionately collected. Like his father before him Ehret trained as a gardener, initially working on estates of German nobility, and painting flowers only occasionally, another skill taught him by his father, who was a good draughtsman. Ehret’s "first major sale of flower paintings came through Dr Christoph Joseph Trew, eminent physician and botanist of Nuremberg, who recognized his exceptional talent and became both patron and lifelong friend. Ehret sent him large batches of watercolours on the fine-quality paper Trew provided. In 1733 Trew taught Ehret the botanical importance of floral sexual organs and advised that he should show them in detail in his paintings. Many Ehret watercolours were engraved in Trew's works, such as ‘Hortus Nitidissimus’ [as here] (1750–86) and ‘Plantae selecta’e (1750–73), in part two of which (1751) Trew named the genus Ehretia after him. "During 1734 Ehret travelled in Switzerland and France, working as a gardener and selling his paintings. While at the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, he learned to use body-colour on vellum, thereafter his preferred medium. In 1735 he travelled to England with letters of introduction to patrons including Sir Hans Sloane and Philip Miller, curator of the Chelsea Physic Garden. In the spring of 1736 Ehret spent three months in the Netherlands. At the garden of rare plants of George Clifford, banker and director of the Dutch East India Company, he met the great Swedish naturalist, Carl Linnaeus, who was then formulating his new classification based on plant sexual organs. Ehret painted a Tabella (1736), illustrating the system, and sold engravings of it to botanists in Holland. Some of his paintings of the exotics were engraved in Linnaeus's "Hortus Cliffortianus" (1737). "[Ehret] signed and dated his work, naming the subject in pre-Linnaean terms. He published a florilegium, "Plantae et papiliones rariores" (1748–62), with eighteen hand-coloured plates, drawn and engraved by himself. Ehret also provided plant illustrations for several travel books. His distinctive style greatly influenced his successors" (Enid Slatter for DNB). The number of plates bibliographers have associated with this work differs considerably: Brunet V:943 (calls for 190 plates); Dunthorne 310 (180 plates, actually 178); Great Flower Books p. 78 (180 plates, plates 60/61 and 121/122 are represented by one plate each); Johnston "Cleveland Collections" 493 (190 plates); Nissen BBI 1995 (180 plates, 60/61 and 121/122 each on one plate, referance to Tjaden with 190 plates); Pritzel 9500 (180 plates); Sta [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES, AS REVISED AND PROPOSED TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

      Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786.. [364]pp. plus 6 [of 8]pp. of music. Lacks the errata leaf. 12mo. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, leather onlays on covers. Extremities worn. Small piece of titlepage torn away at foredge, affecting border and two letters of text. Light tanning and foxing. A good copy. In a half morocco box. The American Protestant Episcopal Church was founded at a convention in Philadelphia in 1785, as an adaptation of the Church of England in the new United States. At the convention it was agreed to create a separate prayer book. The present title is the result, and it caused great controversy upon its publication. Among the ill-considered revisions were "changes and omissions of such drastic nature as among other things the deletion of the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. The Proposed Book proved unwelcome to clergy and laity, even its suggestion of a prayer for the Fourth of July being taken exception to. Its use was brief and not general" (Page). "This edition, contains the alterations which were intended to adapt the Book of Common Prayer, of the Church of England, to the changed political conditions of this country; and is the result of a convention held in Philadelphia, in 1785, presided over by the Reverend William White. The proposed Prayer Book met with much criticism and opposition in the church, owing to its radical changes, and was never adopted." - Evans. EVANS 19940. PAGE, THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER 51. GRIFFITHS 1786, 9. NAIP w029995.

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        HISTOIRE D'ELISABETH, REINE D'ANGLETERRE.

      - Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Lagrange, 1786-1788. 14x22 cm. Ouvrage en 5 volumes, orné de 2 portraits. Papier non ébarbé. Reliures d'attente en carton recouvert de papier moucheté beige. Dos lisse portant le titre et la tomaison sur des pièces de papier de couleur orangée. Minimes rousseurs éparses et sans gravité au début du tome 3 et au tome 5, sinon papier frais. Ensemble en très bon état et de présentation agréable et sobre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La vie de Jacques Pierlot. Avec tous les détails de son crime, de sa dégradation et de son supplice.

      Chez Lemarié 1786 - - Chez Lemarié, A Liège 1786, In 8 (11x17cm), 52pp., relié. - Edition originale, rare. Un frontispice, portrait de pierlot avec l'épitaphe, exécuté le 24 février 1786 et 4 figures non signées retraçant l'histoire de sa dégradation et de sa condamnation. Demi Basane noire milieu XIXe. Dos lisse à filets. Deux derniers feuillets restaurés en marge avec perte de la dernière lettre de chaque ligne, à présent peu visible. Jacques Pierlot, prêtre, s'adonna au jeu du Loto jusqu'à s'endetter d'une somme énorme. Il choisit d'assassiner toute la maisonnée d'un de ses bienfaiteurs, un conseiller de la ville. La mère étant sortie, il assassina à l'aide d'une enclume d'horloger 4 personnes. Ex-libris Pierre Roller. 52pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reales Ordenanzas para la Direccion, Regimen y Gobierno del Importante Cuerpo de la Mineria de Nueva-Espana.

      Casa Real de los Ninos Huerfanos, Lima 1786 - Quarto, title-page, pp lxxix, vii, 269. [Palau 251938: Sabin 56260] Laws relating to the practice of mining in New Spain (Mexico), prepared by (or for) Josef de Galvez. First published in Madrid in a folio edition in 1783, then in Lima: Palau notes a folio edition there in 1785, then this quarto edition the year later; it was republished as late as 1812. Galvez, a lawyer by profession, was an important royal official (Visitador), of the highest rank, who spent the years of 1765 - 71 in Mexico . He sponsored the settlement of California and generally reformed Mexican finances and civil service under the new Bourbon dispensation. (He suffered from mental illness and apparently ended his own life.) He was created the Marques de Sonora for his valuable services to the crown, among which may be numbered this digest of mining laws, of which Sabin says it is "a rare and valuable compendium of the old mining laws and mineral customs." Fine, fresh copy, with marbled edges and bound in contemporary vellum (ties missing).

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        Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Optics. With The Use of the Globes, The Art of Dialling, and The Calculation of the Mean Times of New and Full Moons and Eclipses. [Bound with:] A Supplement to the

      Preceding Lectures London: Printed for W Strahan J Rivington and Sons and others: Sixth edition 1786 - 8vo., xiv, 402pp. + 48pp., half-title present, with 36 finely engraved folding plates (complete) of scientific phenomena such as eyes, air pumps, globes, cranes, sun dials , marbled endpapers, bound in contemporary speckled calf, professionally and skilfully rebacked with the original morocco title label neatly relaid. An unusally VG+ clean tightly bound copy with all the plates in nice condition. James Ferguson (1710-76), astronomer, instrument maker, lecturer, natural and experimental philosopher, was born at Core of Mayen, near Rothiemay in Banffshire, Scotland. According to his autobiography, he learnt to read by hearing his father teach his elder brother, and with the help of an old woman was able to read quite well before his father thought of teaching him. After his father taught him to write, he was sent at the age of seven for three months to the grammar school at Keith. His taste for mechanics was about this time accidentally awakened on seeing his father making use of a lever to raise a part of the roof of his house — an exhibition of strength which excited his wonder. In 1720 he was sent to a neighbouring farm to keep sheep, where he amused himself by making models of machines, and at night he studied the stars. Afterwards, as a servant with a miller, and then with a doctor, he met with hardships which rendered his constitution feeble through life. Being compelled by his health to return home, he then amused himself with making a clock having wooden wheels and a whalebone spring. When slightly recovered he showed this and some other inventions to a gentleman, who employed him to clean his clocks, and to make his house his home. He there began to draw patterns for needlework, and his success in this art led him to think of becoming a painter. In 1734 he went to Edinburgh, where he began to make portraits in miniature, by which means, while engaged in his scientific studies, he supported himself and his family for many years. Subsequently he settled at Inverness, where he drew up his Astronomical Rotula for showing the motions of the planets, places of the sun and moon, &c., and in 1743 went to London, England, which was his home for the rest of his life. He wrote various papers for the Royal Society of London, of which he became a Fellow in November 1763, devised astronomical and mechanical models, and in 1748 began to give public lectures on experimental philosophy. These he repeated in most of the principal towns in England. His deep interest in his subject, his clear explanations, his ingeniously constructed diagrams, and his mechanical apparatus rendered him one of the most successful of popular lecturers on scientific subjects. It is, however, as the inventor and improver of astronomical and other scientific apparatus, and as a striking instance of self-education, that he claims a place among the most remarkable men of science of his country. During the latter years of his life he was in receipt of a pension of £50 from the privy purse. He died in London on 17 November 1776 and was buried in St Marylebone churchyard. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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