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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). - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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      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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      - 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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        Les Confessions / Memoires

      Londres 1786 - Leather pock-marked with black spots on all volumes. Leather spines rubbed and darkened. 3/8" missing to leather at head of spine on Volume I, II, and VII. A couple of 1/2" chips to leather on spine of volume I. 2/3" knock to rear board of Volume VI. Joints split and spine leather torn on Volume VII. Rear free endpaper torn out on Volume VII. Pencil scribbles on front endpaper and final blank page of Volume VII. Front joint split on Volume VIII. Some loss of leather at corners of boards on several volumes.; 8 Volumes, published 1786-1790. Full calf bindings. Marbled endpapers. All page edges gilt. Text is in French. Spine titles of all volumes: "J. J. Rousseau Confessions". Page dimensions: 121 x 72mm. Owner's signature of John Wilson on all volumes except for Volume I. Volume I: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Premier". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Premier". Published 1786. 268 pages. Volume II: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Second". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Second". Published 1786. 304 pages. Volume III: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Troisieme". Title Page: "Les Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire". Published 1786. [iv], 229 pages. Volume IV: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Quatrieme". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Quatrieme". Published 1789. [iv], 270 pages. Volume V: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Cinquieme". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Cinquieme". Published 1789. [iv]. 310 pages. Volume VI: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Sixieme". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Sixieme". Published 1789. [iv], 245, [3], 6 pages. Volume VII: Half-title: "Nouvelles Letteres de J. J. Rousseau". Title Page: "Nouvelle Lettres de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Septieme". Published 1790. [iv], 283 pages. Volume VIII: Half-title: " Nouvelles Lettres de J. J. Rousseau". Title Page: "Nouvelle Lettres de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Huitieme". [iv], 252 pages.; 32mo 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Casin,, Londres, 1786 - Un des plus grand philosophe du Siecle des Lumieres. Ses idees ont influence la Revolution francaise. Il a essaye de creer un systeme de notation de la musique et ecrit un dictionnaire de la musique. En 1750, il participe a un concours organise par l Academie de Dijon, avec son discours sur les sciences. 10 vol., 268 pp. + 304 pp. + 229 pp. + 307 pp. + 356 pp. + 400 pp. + 336 pp. + 336 pp. + 328 pp. + 324 pp. in-32, Relies plein-veau d epoque, dos lisse orne (manque coiffe sup. du tome 10). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope,

      London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson,, 1786. 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. Translated from the Swedish Original. 2 volumes, quarto. (222 × 272mm). Bound in contemporary lightly sprinkled tan full calf, sympathetically rebacked, smooth spine, double gilt ruled compartments, red-brown morocco labels. Folding map and 10 engraved plates. Some light browning, short closed tear to the map, boards a little rubbed, but overall a very good copy. Second Edition, Corrected. A botanist and disciple of Linnaeus, Sparrman's desire to travel was stimulated by an early trip as a surgeon on a Royal Swedish East India Company ship to Canton via the Cape. Further opportunities were thwarted by his lack of funds. However, in 1771 his friend Capt. Ekeberg of the RSEIC obtained for him the position of tutor to the children of M. Kerst sub-Governor of the Cape. Once settled there his intention to undertake an expedition to the interior was interrupted by the arrival at the Cape of Cook on his Second Voyage, who Sparrman accompanied as assistant to the naturalist Johann Georg Forster, experiences which he recounts but briefly here. On his return in 1775 he had accrued sufficient funds to finance his own expedition and "... set out overland from the Cape... in the company of a South African named Immelmanm paralleling the Southern coast and visiting the regions of Swellerdam, Mossel Bay and the country to the north of Port Elizabeth. His furthest east was the Great Fish River." [Howgego] Theal describes this as the C18th's "most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people residing in it." He made the first study of the Bushmen and relates many incidents illustrating the hospitality of the Dutch farmers and their "dense ignorance" of matters outside their own country. Also alludes to the "cruelty of the treatment of the slaves by the lower classes of the colonists." [Mendelssohn] On his return to Sweden he was elected to the Academy of Sciences and appointed as conservator of the museum. Later returned to Africa as part of an expedition to the West Coast searching for suitable locations for Swedish settlement. Attractive contemporary armorial sepia-printed bookplates of Smith, motto "temperato splendeat usu", to the front pastedowns.

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        The Natural History of Birds; Containing a Variety of Fact, Selected from Several Writers, Illustrated with Upwards of One Hundred Copper-plate. In Three Volumes (Three volumes bound in one)

      J. Johnson, London 1786 - A splendid eighteenth century ornithological work with 116 hand-colored plates. 12mo. 7 by 4", 18 by 10 cm. 91, [1], 3-77, [2], 72, 56, 83, 233, [1] pp. The illustrations are simple, straightforward and accurate, and the coloring was done with care and sensitivity, creating uniformly lovely and reliable images of birds of all types found around the world. The accompanying text describes each of the species and is full of quaintness and charm. The plates and text are generally clean, with light age toning and occasional soiling and/or foxing few would find troublesome. Modern calf with marbled endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Codice per la veneta mercantile marina approvato dal decreto dell'eccellentissimo Senato 21. settembre 1786 (unito a) Supplemento al Codice per la Veneta Mercantile Marina comprendente sei terminazioni approvate con li decreti dell'eccellentissimo Senato 6 agosto, e 19 settembre 1789 (unito a) Terminazione degl'Illustrissimi ed Eccellentissimi Signori Cinque Savi alla Mercanzia dichiarativa li capitoli 59 titolo capitani, e relativo 27 titolo parcenevoli del nuovo codice per la Veneta Mercantil Marina.

      [Venezia] : Per li figliuoli del qu. Z. Antonio Pinelli, stampatori ducali, 1786. - In-4 piccolo VIII 258 (2); 18; 4 (2) Numerosi capilettera, testatine e finalini figurati (spesso Leoni di San Marco o vedute). Piena pelle con tassello in pelle rossa al dorso e caratteri in oro. Dorso logoro. Gora poco rilevante alle prime pagine. Questa tiratura molto rara del codice si differenzia dalle altre per le dimensioni leggemente più piccole, l'impaginazione diversa (meno spazio tra le righe, caratteri piu' fitti) e conseguenti numero di pagine, capilettera con paesaggi al posto di fregi, testafine e finalini diversi. Volume che raccoglie ".Leggi, Regole, e Discipline concernenti le varie Classi delle Persone, che sono nel medesimo contemplate, ed egualmente i particolari doveri, che sono a ciascuna di dette Classi rispettivamente assegnati; ". Prima ed unica edizione di questo codice che raccoglie tutti i regolamenti in tema di commercio marittimo, precedentemente disciplinato da usi e consuetudini. Cicogna 1266. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River, on 1811

      Printed and Published by Cramer Spear and Eichbaum. First edition.. Spine and covers well-rubbed; joints cracked, but cords holding; a good, sound copy with interesting provenance, enclosed in a clamshell box.. American Imprints 30979; Clark, Travels in the Old South, vol. 2, 136; Sabin 7176. 8vo, contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine. H. M. Brackenridge (1786-1871) was a son of the colorful author and jurist Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816). In 1811 he accompanied the great fur-trader Manuel Lisa on an expedition up the Missouri River to the Missouri Fur Company's fort past the Mandan villages. Later in 1811 Brackenridge moved to New Orleans, where he studied Spanish law and researched the history and resources of the region. He combines his reports on Louisiana and his journal of his Missouri River voyage in the present volume and produces an absorbing and important piece of early Americana. Signature of Amos Ellmaker (1787-1851) on the front paste-down. Ellmaker was a jurist and politician in Pennsylvania. See Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography.

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        Lettres sur l'astronomie pratique

      Didot, Paris 1786 - in 8° - pp.164 - Pergamena - 2 tavole ripiegate fuori testo - Testo in francese - Esemplare rarissimo. L'autore nato a Tolosa nel 1718 pubblicò tra l'altro il testo " Osservazioni astronomiche fatte a Tolosa " contenente le sue osservazioni fatte tra il 1748 e il 1773. Inoltre durante l'osservazione della cometa scoperta da Bode, scopri la " Ring Nebula ". Tra il 1791 e il 1798 pubblico un estensivo catalogo sulla posizione delle stelle. - Libro usato

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        Anna: Or Memoirs Of A Welch Heiress: Interspersed With Anecdotes Of A Nabob.

      London: Printed For William Lane, 1786. - 4 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xii, 240; 265; 261; 1 p.l., 273, [1]ad. An exceptional set in contemporary sprinkled calf (some light wear to spines & corners, occasional light foxing). Second Edition corrected by the Author. Bennett’s first novel, originally published in 1785, was dedicated to the princess royal. Although issued anonymously, the whole impression of the first edition was sold out on the day of publication. The novel recounts the story of an orphan girl, found with a treasure chest, who is originally cared for by a dishonest vicar. NCBEL II 1007. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Biblioteca española.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1781-1786 @1781. - (17 ll.), 668 pp., (84 ll.); (5 ll.), 748 pp., (1 l.). 2 volumes.@ Large folio (35.5 x 24 cm.), contemporary marbled wrappers (spines chipping, lower wrapper of volume I nearly detached), in recent crimson quarter morocco folding case with marbled sides. Ink notes in margin of I, 517; small wormholes in upper margin of several quires of volume II, not touching text. Overall in fine condition; uncut. 2 volumes.@ ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this extremely interesting bibliography of Iberian rabbinical literature, a landmark in the development of Spanish bibliography. The first volume contains copious notes and bibliographical accounts of the Sephardic rabbinical writers from the earliest times to the end of the thirteenth century; the intention was to continue the work to the author?s own day. It has extensive quotations, some in Hebrew, from the authors listed. The second volume deals with Spanish Christian writers from the second to the end of the thirteenth century. The work is considered valuable in part for its references to manuscripts and unpublished books and poems. For example, the index of volume I includes a list of "Traducciones españolas mss. e impressas de toda la Biblia, y las de algunos de sus libros" (ff. Tttt3v?Xxxx1v).Rodriguez de Castro (1739?ca. 1795) was a Spanish Christian rabbinic scholar who was probably of Jewish descent. As librarian to the King of Spain (to whom he dedicated this work), he had access to the rich store of literary treasures at the Escorial.---- Palau 273764. Aguilar Piñal 1708. Salvá 2491. Heredia 8091. Yerushalmi, Introduction to the revised edition of Kayserling's @Bibliografia española-portugueza-judaica p. xii. Sempere y Guarinos II, 163-4. Maggs, @Spanish Books 880. @Ticknor Catalogue p. 306. See also Aguilar Piñal, ed., @História literária de España en el siglo XVIII pp. 521?2 and throughout, and Fernández Sánchez, @História de la bibliografía en España, pp. 105?7 and throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [A Dictionary of the English Language]

      London, for Harrison and Co., 1786. Harrison's edition, with his Life of the Author. A Dictionary … in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. Large folio (425 × 266 mm). Contemporary tree calf, sides with gilt roll border, skilfully rebacked to style. Engraved portrait of Johnson by Heath after Opie as frontispiece, title in red and black. Bookplate of Henry Eustatius Strickland (1777–1865). Frontispiece slightly foxed, light offsetting on title, occasional scattered light foxing elsewhere, but an excellent copy. First Harrison edition. James Harrison was one of a number of Harrisons with premises in Paternoster Row and nearby. His edition has his own prefatory life of Johnson, the original full text of the 1755 first edition "printed verbatim, without the hosts of typographical inaccuracies multiplied in subsequent impressions", and "the boasted additional words" printed in a three-page Supplement at the end.

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        Les amours du grand Alcandre. Suivis de pièces intéressantes pour servir à l'histoire de Henri IV. 2 volumes

      DIDOT L'AÎNÉ 1786 - [4]-251, [4]-297-[3] pp., 1 h.-t. dépliant avec structure généalogique (pet. Déchirure sans gravité au h.-t.). De la "Collection des Romans historiques" dirigée par Jean-Benjamin de La Borde (coll. Complète avec l'"Histoire de Marguerite de Valois" par Mlle Charlotte de la Force, l'"Histoire secrète de Bourgogne" par la même et "Le Prince de Condé" par Boursault). Ex. Imprimé sur papier vélin (introduit en France par Didot à l'époque), complet du grand tableau généalogique de la maison royale de France qui manque souvent. Ce roman à clés, consacré à Henri IV (Alcandre), est généralement attribué à Mlle de Guise mais aussi à Royer de Bellegarde ou à la marquise de Mosny des Ursins. Publié en 1651, il a été souvent réédité, avec des altérations du texte ou du titre. La table des clés a paru dès 1652 mais la plus complète a été publiée en 1787 dans la Bibliothèque universelle des Romans. # Barbier I-152; # Bibl. Gay-Lemonnyer I-171; # Drujon I-39/41; # Lever 200. vols volumes. Une coiffe absent. Bon ensemble Reliure de l'époque : plein veau raciné, roulette chaînée dorée cernant les plats, dos lisses fleuronnés dorés avec étiquettes de cuir rouge et vert, roulette ondée dorée sur les coupes et remplis, tranches dorées [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, Explained in their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in whose Works they are found. Abridged from the Folio Edition, By the Author... To which is prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language

      London: Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington [et al], 1786.. Eighth octavo edition, 2 volumes. Unusually bound in 19th century continental paper boards, rather faded, green morocco spine labels, very good. First published 1755, and in octavo 1756.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a History of the Language and an English Grammar (2 vols

      John Jarvis, London 1786 - Engraved portrait of Johnson by Bartolozzi. Small pieces of leather binding lacking. Includes an Appendix of Words either totally omitted in Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, or used in senses in which he gives no instances of their application and The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD. Unpaginated. Ex-libris lables on paste-downs. === DICCIONARIOS === 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau des variétés de la vie humaine, avec les avantages & les désavantages de chaque constitution ; & des avis très-importants aux pères & aux mères sur la santé de leurs enfans, de l'un & de l'autre sexe, sur-tout à l'âge de puberté .

      Paris, chez l¿Auteur, 1786. - 2 vol. in-8; vol.I : XXIII, 389 pp.; vol. II : (4), 386 pp., 5 tableaux dépl. h.t., demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné, titre doré, intérieur très frais, bel exemplaire. Seule édition ancienne de cet ouvrage « rempli de vues également judicieuses et justes. » (Bayle & Thillaye). La première partie traite des problèmes psychologiques et physiologiques de l'enfance et de l'adolescence, et des maladies de la puberté (« il y a beaucoup de faits intéressants » d'après Dezeimeris). Dans la seconde partie (« assez curieuse », selon Dezeimeris), l'auteur développe une étude comparative, très novatrice, sur l'espérance de vie (selon les données géographiques, sociologiques et médicales), avec des tables de mortalité. Cette étude représente l'une des premières applications médicales des statistiques. Daignan « si ses sources et le traitement qu'il leur fait subir s'avèrent rudimentaires par rapport aux travaux des démographes de son temps [.] établit des faits confirmés par la suite, le plus important étant que la mortalité saisonnière varie en fonction de l'âge. » (Christine Théré). Daignan établit que « les saisons froides sont en général plus contraires aux cacochymes et aux vieillards, et les saisons chaudes aux enfans et aux jeunes gens ». Guillaume Daignan (1732-1812), d'origine lilloise, prit le grade de docteur à Montpellier, devint médecin en chef des armées de Bretagne et de Genève, puis médecin ordinaire du roi, consultant des camps, des armées et des hôpitaux militaires et enfin membre du Conseil de santé sous la Convention. INED, Economie et population. Les doctrines françaises avant 1800. Bibliographie générale commentée, 1260 ; C. Théré. Climat, habitat, alimentation et durée de vie des hommes au 18e siècle (AIDELF 1996, n° 8) ; C.Théré. Guillaume Daignan et la durée de la vie humaine. (in Th. Martin & Cem Behar, Arithmétique politique dans la France du XVIIIe siècle.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes d’Homère. Traduction nouvelle dédiée au roi avec des notes littérales historiques et géographiques (par Gin). Iliade (seul paru) Quatre volumes in-4, 24 planches gravées par Marillier et une carte dépliante. Quelques rousseurs. Reliure de l’époque

      A Paris, de l’imprimerie de Didot l’aîné. 1786. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military Antiquities Respecting A History Of The English Army

      S. Hooper, London 1786 - Two quarto volumes. Volume I is dated 1786, Volume II is dated 1788. Early tree calf, gilt ornamental border, spine gilt with red and green morocco labels, lettered and ruled in gilt. Edges a pale canary yellow. Text block fresh. Both title pages and two frontis show some foxing. Seventy seven engraved plates by N. C. Goodnight illustrating various weaponry, armour, equestrian protocol, and fortification. A lovely set of this highly valuable reference work. With advertisements for Grose's other volumes at the end of Volume two. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Military Antiquities Respecting A History Of The English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time. Two Volume Set

      S Hooper 1786-1788, London - vi, 434pp; vi, 352pp + appendices & plates. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Slight scuffing of leather. Gilt motifs still bright on spine. Some minor browning, marking and offsetting within. A couple of pages have had some restoration. Previous owner's book plates to marbled endpapers. Contains 77 plates Three quarter-leather cover green boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gemälde aus dem aufgeklärten achtzehenden Jahrhundert. Zwei Theile in zwei Bänden.

      Bern und Leipzig, in der Hallerschen Buchhandlung 1786 - Mit zwei gestochenen Titelvignetten. VIII, 278 S, 1 Bl.; 316 S., 2 Bll. Halbpergamentbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. Goedeke XII,101,3. Hayn-Gotendorf II,543. Gradmann, Gelehrtes Schwaben 225,4. - Johann Georg Heinzmann (1757-1802), 'einer der bedeutendsten Buchhändler seiner Zeit in der Schweiz' (Goedeke), war ein schwer einzuordnender Mensch. Auf der einen Seite Propagandist der aufklärung mit Schriften wie der vorliegenden, ist sein wohl bekanntestes Buch 'Über die Pest der deutschen Litaratur' (1795) eine Abrechnung mit dem Rationalismus norddeutscher Prägung, wie er ihn vor allem in Friedrich Nicolai verkörpert sah. Dieses Werk wurde zu einer 'Hauptquelle für die Komplott-Theorie der Gegenaufklärung' (R.Wittmann). Gleichzeitig sympathisierte er mit der Französischen Revolution, weshalb ihm 1798 die Rückkehr in seine Heimattadt Ulm verwehrt wurde. Seine vorrevolutionären 'Gemälde' sind eine Sammlung von oft brisanten Texten, die ein scharfes Licht auf 'den Geist unserer Regenten, Minister und Gelehrten' werfen. Die von ihm gesammelten und teilweise selbst verfaßten 'unverwerflichen, aber bey weitem nicht vollständigen Belege' dienen allein dem Zweck, 'zu untersuchen, welches denn die eigentlichen Kennzeichen der Aufklärung . seyen? Ob wir in Polizey und öffentlichen Anstalten, in Geschmack und Wissenschaften, in Toleranz und ächter Gottesverehrung in der That auf einer höhern Stufe stehen als . noch vor fünfzig Jahren.' - Beiträge über Katharina II., Friedrich II., Maria Theresia, George III., Cagliostro, Mesmer, Weishaupt, Lessing, Schubart, Rousseau, Voltaire, Haller, Sonnenfels u.a., über Berlin, Hamburg, Wien usw., über Freimaurer in Bayern, die jüdische Armenanstalt in Berlin, 'Scenen des Aberglaubens, der Intoleranz und Schwärmerey.' - Die Rücken etwas spröde und rissig, Band 1 in den Rändern etwas feuchtfleckig, vereinzelt Löchlein außerhalb des Textes, das letzte Blatt (Inhalt) mit Japanpapier hinterlegt (Verlust weniger Buchstaben), zeitgenössischer Besitzeintrag auf den Titeln [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Stamperia REALE, Parma 1786 - [LEGATURA-BODONI] (cm. 30,7) bellissima legatura del XX secolo in tutto marocchino rosso a grana larga. Nervi e filetti al dorso e ai piatti. Labbro e cuffie pure decorati, capitelli in seta bicolore, taglio superiore dorato, sguardie in seta color perla.-- cc. 6 nn., pp. 130 + 1c. bianca. Bella antiporta incisa in rame incisa da Barbazza e disegnata da Mazzoneschi. Al frontis una vignetta con maschere. Dedica alla Principessa Costanza Falconieri Braschi. Edizione originale. La tragedia in 5 atti rispecchi il dramma nella sua piena classicità. Esemplare assolutamente magnifico, a grandi margini con barbe splendidamente impresso in carta grave particolare e tirato in sole 160 copie. Legatura d' amatore perfettamente conservata firmata: "L. Dudikaachen" ed eseguita con ammirabile maestria. BROOK S 312; BUSTICO 86; GAMBA 2617: "Splendida edizione"; GIANI 7: "Bellissima edizione composta con gli stessi caratteri e fregi del Longo"; DE LAMA II 40: "Il Renouard la qualifica così: belle edition qui peut faire le pendant de l' aminte in 4°".[f37] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sistema di economia politica compendiosamente estratto dal trattato dell' amministrazione delle finanze della Francia e delle altre opere del celebre sig. Necker.

      Giacomo Storti 1786 - NECKER, Jacques (1732-1804). Venezia, Giacomo Storti, 1786-1787. 3 volumi in-8°, cartonatura officinale. cxii, (3), 384 pp., ritratto dell' autore inciso in rame da Gio. de Pian; (4), 404 pp.; xxiv, (2), 381 pp. Bellissimo esemplare intonso con barbe. E' l' opera più importante del celebre economista francese. Edizione rara: manca alla Kress Library, alla Goldsmiths Library, e alla Biblioteca Einaudi. Vacher de Laponge, Necker économiste, passim. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Testament de Jerome Sharp, professeur de physique amusante: ou l'on trouve parmi plusieurs tours de subtilite, qu'on peut executer sans aucune depense, des preceptes & des exemples sur l'art de faire des chansons impromptu: pour servir de complement a La magie blanche devoilee

      Chez l'auteur; Granger;Bailly; Lagrange;Lesclapart ., Paris 1786 - Second edition. Octavo. 328, [1]pp. Woodcuts and relief cuts of musical notation. Contemporary papercovered boards with leather spine label. Label chipped, some erosion to the boards, else a pleasing, about very good copy. Expose of one of the first great conjurors, which did nothing to diminish his popularity. Scarce in boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Group of Four Items, Manuscript and Partially Printed, pertaining to Nicholas Biddle:

      - Group of manuscript and partially printed materials Nicholas Biddle, author, scholar, statesman and financier 1786-1844. Biddle established the Bank of the United States as a prototype of the modern central banking system. Using the power of the bank to expand and contract the money supply, Biddle played a prominent role in creating a stable currency and in bringing order to the chaotic American marketplace. Biddle, Nicholas (1786-1844) [Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia February 9, 1831 to Silas E. Burrows, New York] One page quarto, inscribed on a four page bi-folium, old folds, hole in integral address leaf where sealing wax was removed during opening, postal markings, else in very good clean condition. Letter written to Burrows while Biddle, as stockholder's director, was embroiled in controversy surrounding the Bank of the United States. Biddle replies to Burrows' reported ill health and then touches upon the subject of the Bank: "¿The vote in the Senate is considered there as a very strong one, and proves much more than the numerical difference would at first indicate. It is so harsh & ungracious & unusual a thing to refuse leave, that many voted for it who are friendly to the Bank and if the bill had been introduced I believe that on its final rejection the vote would have been very nearly if not two thirds of the Senate. I think that there were among those who voted for leave five who would have voted to reject and of the five absentees two certainly & probably three would have been on their side- so that I should think a vote of 30 for the Bank would have been obtainable." Biddle, Nicholas (1786-1844) [Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, January 29, 1805, to Nathaniel Cutting, Paris] One page, quarto, inscribed on four page bi-folium, sealing wax and postal markings, else in very good, clean condition. Written while Biddle, was Secretary to General John Armstrong, the American Minister to France. Among the tasks which fell to the American legation at this time was the settlement of the claims of those who had been despoiled by French privateers in the Napoleonic Wars. Biddle, though only 18 at the time, was entrusted with the auditing and payment of these spoliation claims allowed by the French Government, which were to be met out of the Louisiana Purchase Fund. The present letter deals with these matters: "I am directed by General Armstrong to inform you, in reply to your note of the 22d inst. That with regard to the cases of Andrew Dunlap & Joseph White as they do not come before him under the principles of the 10 Art. of the convention he cannot know the amount of the liquidation. He desires me further to mention to you that the claimants will not have long to wait for the issuing of the Bills and that he does not want the books & charts, a list of which you have inclosed to him." Pair of printed drafts. signed by Biddle: United States of America. State of Pennsylvania. The Bank of the United States Philadelphia [Oct. 2nd (in mss)] 1837.[Fourteen] Months after date, The President, Directors, and Company f the Bank of the United States, promise to pay at its London Agency to the Bearer, [One Thousand Pounds Sterling] ¿ [Philadelphia: Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co., 1837] engraved draft, accomplished in manuscript, signed by Nicholas Biddle and the cashier of the Bank of the United States. Marked paid. Paper somewhat browned, old folds and creases, small hole in the "F" of the word "Fourteen" where the ink burned through the paper. Else good. Small engraved draft, 1/11/1839, drawn on the Bank of the United States, signed by Biddle, paper browned, stained, some loss, mounted on old sheet, fair despite all faults. References: Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 1 part two, pp.243-245 Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History, vol. 1, p. 94-95

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        Exhortación Pastoral, Avisos Importantes, Reglamentos Utiles, que para¿ en todas las Provincias y Colegios Apostólicos de América y Filipinas

      - Con un grabado desplegable de Real Patronato mencionando las Misiones en el Paraguay. 1786. Madrid. Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía. In 8vo (212 mm x 148 mm). 3 ff + 240. Contemporary and original half calf over marbled panels, lettering piece on spine lettered in gilt, chipped, a very attractive original binding, slightly rubbed. A fresh copy as often, with scattered foxing, else fine. First edition. Trujillo (1728 ¿ 1814), was the Comisario General de Indias [Commisary General for the Indes] of the Franciscan Order. An outstanding Hispano-Philippine work, often cited as a guide for educators in America and the Philippines; includes chapters on reglaments of discipline, literary instructions and advices for Priests on how to behave in the Indies. Illustrated with a beautiful folding plate ¿Del Real Patronato¿, crowned at top with the Spanish Bourbonic coat of arms; the plate is divided into four segments, each for the Viceroyalties of Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico and Santa Fe, listing the Schools, Convents and Missions in the respective provinces and then a final count. Borders illustrated with a sort of genealogical tree quoting eminent Priests. Sabin, 97278. Palau, 341770. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aviso a los literatos, y poderosos acerca de su salud, o tratados de las enfermedades mas comunes a esta clase de personas. Con varias Observaciones sobre el Cólico plumeo o metálico, el Vómito negro, y otros diferentes objetos de Medicina. Obra traducida del francés por D. Félix Galisteo y Xiorro.

      - Madrid, Benito Cano, 1786, 21 x 15,5 cm., pergamino, 4 h. + 432 págs. MEDICINA

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        Kst.- Karte, in 2 Blatt v. Iacob Adam n. Anville b. Schraembl, "Erster Theil der Karte von Asien, welche die Türkei, Arabien, Persien, Indien diesseits des Ganges und einen Theil der Tatarei enthält ..".

      . mit Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1786, je ca 36 x 76 ( zusammensetzbar auf 72 x 76 ). Kupferstichkarte von 2 Platten gedruckt und noch nicht zusammengesetzt. Die Titelkartusche befindet sich unten mittig. Zeigt den vorderasiatischen Raum, mit Persien, Indien und der Türkei. Mittig Saudiarabien.

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