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        Portrait engraving by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807) after Charles Nicolas Cochin fils (1715-1788)

      [Paris] [after 1786]. 108 x 112 mm. Bust-length. Slightly browned and foxed. A fine impression on wove paper.. Kinsky 204. Sacchini was a leading figure in late 18th century opera. "In 1770 Burney considered him one of the four greatest composers of Italy, along with Jommelli, Galuppi and Piccinni... A critic of the next generation, Giuseppe Carpani, hailed Sacchini as the world's greatest melodist." David DiChiera and Joyce Johnson Robinson in Grove online

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        London Almanack for the Year of Christ, 1783. (London), Printed for the Company of Stationers (1782). 60 x 37 mm. 13 Bll., mit 3 (1 dplblgr.) Kupfertafeln u. 2 (halbs.) Textkupfer, Goldschn., reich goldgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. im goldgepr. Ldr.-Schuber d. Zt.

      . . Spielmann 313 (Ausg. 1786) - Welsh 4563 - siehe Bondy 37f. u. 159.- Mit einer Panoramaansicht "The Ordnance Office, Old Palaca Yard" gedruckt auf 4 aufeinanderfolgenden Seiten.- Blockbuchbindung, alles gestochen, Titel mit Steuerstempel.-# Engraved throughout, with a panoramic view of the "Ordnance Office, Old Palaca Yard" printed on four consecutive pages.- Original full red morocco, covers with inlays of blue and white morocco, all decorated with wavy gilt lines, in original slipcase of full morocco.- Binding and slipcase slightly rubbed.

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        POESIE DE VENTIDUE AUTORI SPAGNUOLI DEL CINQUECENTO (BILINGUE)

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Roma. 1786. 2Vol. Poesia, la Gran Obra de Juan Francisco Masdeu.Los 22 mejores poetas de Espana siglos XV-XVI-XVII y sus poesias. Rarissima obra.I.Bilingue italiano y castellano. 514pag. 17x9,5.

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        Relación De Las Epidemias De Calenturas Pútridas y Malignas Que En Estos Últimos Años Se Han Padecido En El Principado De Cataluña; y Principalmente De La De 1783 En La Ciudad De Lérida, Llano De Urgel . Con El Método Feliz, Pronto y Seguro De Curar .

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1786 - 136 - 20 pp. y 1 h. Excelente ejemplar encuadernado de época en pie. Lomera con florones y un tejuelo. Size: 4º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Disertacion sobre la Teorica y Practica del Arte de Fabricantes de Medias, por la que se dá razon de las Sedas que son mas propias, y adequadas para esta manufactura, con relacion de sus Hilados, Torcidos, Tinte, y demás operaciones, que deben executarse para lograr su perfeccion; y al fin se dán reglas, y enseña el mejor método de lavarlas como operacion tan precisa, è interessante al Público. La qual fue premiada con una Medalla de Oro de una onza por la Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del País de esta ciudad de Valencia en 12 de Enero del año pasado 1785, y comunica al Público en beneficio comun de las Fabricas de estos Reynos, con un Discurso Preliminár por principio, y algunas Notas añadidas à la Obra.

      En Valencia, por Joseph Estevan y Cervera, 1786. - in-4. 4ff. 30pp. 2ff. 60pp. Broché, couverture de l'époque. Edition Originale. Très rare mémoire sur la fabrication des bas de soie dans la ville de Valencia, où s'était concentrée l'industrie espagnole de la soie depuis le Moyen-Âge. "Las fábricas de seda de Valencia pueden considerarse motores de la floreciente y rica economía levantina del s. XVIII. El gran número de talleres sederos establecidos en la zona desde finales del s. XV y desarrollados bajo el amparo y la estructuración del Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda de Valencia alcanzó su etapa más floreciente en el s. XVIII, con la elaboración de todo tipo de tejidos de seda que nada tenían que envidiar a las producciones francesas o italianas" (Gran Enciclopedia de España). Luis Fernández, natif de Toledo, fut l'un des maîtres teinturiers les plus en vue à Valencia à la fin du 18e siècle; il s'était également fait une spécialité de la fabrication des bas de soie, au sujet de laquelle il a consacré le présent mémoire. "Desde joven se dedicó a investigar y experimentar, hasta que, bajo la aprobación de la Junta General de Comercio, se le nombró maestro tintorero, o más enfáticamente director de tinte, que los Cinco Gremios Mayores de Madrid mantenían en Valencia. (.) (La Sociedad Económica) de Valencia le premió tres memorias. Dos de ellas versaban sobre la industria del tinte. La tercera se refería a la fabricación de medias de seda, otra especialidad en la que destacó Fernández" (Molas Ribalta). Notre exemplaire de ce très rare mémoire contient un important discours préliminaire dans lequel l'auteur revient sur les améliorations apportées à l'industrie de la soie par la Société Economique de Valencia dont il était membre. Ce discours manque ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires et il manque notamment à celui de la Goldsmiths'-Kress library qui fut reproduit en microfilm. Très bel exemplaire dans son joli brochage original en papier doré. Goldsmiths’-Kress library of economic literature ; no. 13181.5. Sur l'auteur, voir Pere Molas Ribalta, "La política del tinte en la España del siglo XVIII" in: "Espacio, Tiempo y Forma", IV, t. 7, (1994) pp.55-68. Palau, 87930. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, Poblacion, Y Progresos de la America Septentrional, Conocida por el Nombre De Nueva Espana. Segunda Parte

      Madrid , 1786. In 4to. Front endpaper, no preliminary blanks. Title. [35], 472pp. Contemporary calf. 7 compartments and 6 bands. Gilt to compartments with original morocco title label to second compartment, lettered in gilt. Corners of boards bumped and edges rubbed. A few scuffs and chips in leather at front board and base edge of rear board. Top compartment and bottom with evidence of removed labels, possibly private library as there are no library markings or stamps within or throughout this book. Paste-down papers with small book and name plates, with names inked out in black and red. Printed in double columns. Text clean and bright throughout. Overall a rather good tight copy. Hinges are strong, binding tight. Second edition of this work,written as a continuation of Antonio de Solis' Historia de la Conquista de Mexico. Text in Spanish. . Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Quarto.

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        The Rich Man Being Led To Hell

      John Boydell 1786 - The painting by Teniers the Younger had been acquired by Sir Robert Peel in 1784 and brought to England. It is now in the National Gallery, London. The composition illustrates, in a very imaginative way, a parable related in the Gospel of Luke: a rich man, dying, sees a beggar named Lazarus ascending to Heaven as he is dragged toward Hell. In this image, we don't see Lazarus, but there is a very memorable representation of the rich man, which is far from unsympathetic. David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) was the last of the great Flemish masters. The son of a painter, he was married to Pieter Bruegel's granddaughter, and clearly was influenced by the great Flemish master. Like Bruegel, his work was enriched by the study of demonic creatures in Hieronymous Bosch (d. 1516). The original painting is in the National Gallery, London. Interestingly, Teniers did a mate to this painting which shows Mad Meg (a Flemish folk figure) marching out of Hell with a sword in one hand and a basket of loot in the other, a striking and humorous contrast to the poor "rich" man. Richard Earlom (1743 - 1822) was one of the best mezzotint engravers in England. His reputation rests primarily on the renditions of Old Master paintings, like this one, that he did for the Boydells. His mastery of tone and light has never been exceeded and is beautifully exemplified in this proof pull. Earlom has altered Teniers original, adding Cerberus on the left (mixing mythologies in effect) and intensifying the demonic hilarity. Proof before letters. Mezzotint. Not in Wessely. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kurze Anweisung zur künstlichen Stickerey. Von einem Frauenzimmer. Mit 24 ausgemalten Desseins.

      Nürnberg, Raspische Buchhandlung , 1786 und 1788.. 48 S. und 18 altkolorierte, ausfaltbare Kupfertafeln, hübscher Pappband der Zeit, mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, dreiseitigem Rotschnitt und Kleisterpapier-Bezügen (Kanten minimal berieben), 17,5 x 11 cm.. Ãœberaus selten; vorhanden im Metropolitan Museum of Art; in der Berliner Ornamentstichsammlung als Kriegsverlust gekennzeichnet, über den WorldCat nur 2 inkomplette Exemplare in der TIB Hannover und im Danish Union Catalogue nachweisbar. Hier liegen die ersten 3 Teile mit je eigenem Titelblatt und je 6 Tafeln vor. Insgesamt erschienen vier Teile. Die dekorativen und fein kolorierten Kupfertafeln zeigen anspruchsvolle Stickvorlagen mit Blumengebinden und -girlanden, Arrangements mit Schmetterlingen und Körben, Vignetten und Bändern - in einer zeitgenössischen Rezension wird auf die "mit Geschmack entworfenen und illuminirten Zeichnungen" besonders hingewiesen (Allg. deutsche Bibliothek, Band 91, S. 393 f.). - Vorderes Vorsatzblatt mit Abschnitt, Titelblatt mit kleiner Randläsur, sonst sehr wohlerhalten und frisch.

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        VOYAGE DE M. DE CHASTELLUX EN AMÉRIQUE,

      Paris, B. Le Francq, 1786**. Relié, demi veau à l'impression doré, page de titre originale au vignette, 135 x 225mm., 136pp.Très rar. en bon état.

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        Essais cosmographico-poëtiques ou choix de lectures , propres à inspirer le gout & à faciliter l'étude de la Cosmographie, de la Géographie & de l'histoire naturelle...à une nouvelle histoire des voyages

      La Haye and Paris: Pierre Aillaud, 1786. Octavo, [ii], 236 pp., fine uncut copy in original buntpapier wrappers. Science in the wake of Pacific exploration. Curious and eclectic collection of essays on geography, astronomy, and recent voyage discoveries. The geographical sections are informed by the discoveries of Cook, la Pérouse and other explorers of the Pacific, and include the author's thoughts on the role of the South Seas and New Holland in a new understanding of the earth. Belair blends astronomy, discoveries and other scientific observations with excerpts from Voltaire and other poets. In the preface he discusses the implications of recent voyages to the Pacific Ocean, and lists la Pérouse, Wallis, Carteret, Byron, Bougainville and Cook; a frame of reference which informs many of Belair's wide ranging essays. For example, in discussing the extent of the world's known and unknown oceans, Belair speculates on the vast undersea mountain chains that connect the continents and polar regions with New Holland. The author, Pierre-Alexandre Julienne de Belair, was born in Paris in 1747 and rose to become a general during the defence of Paris against the Prussians in 1792. A gifted and resourceful engineer, Belair is chiefly remembered as the author of several books on fortifications, including Nouveaux Eléments de Fortifications of 1792.

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        Die wahre ursache der baumtrockniss der nadelwälder durch die naturgeschichte der forlphaläne (Phalaena noct. piniperda) erwiesen und durch einige versuche erötert

      Valentin Bischoff, Nuermberg 1786 - In-4. Collation : (4), VI, 58 pp., 3 planches h.-t. En feuilles. Première édition. Illustré par 3 planches en couleurs. Exemplaire en feuilles, tel que paru. Nissen ZBI.

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        An English Alphabet, For the Use of Foreigners : wherein the Pronunciation of the Vowels, or Voice-Letters, is explained in Twelve short general Rules, with their several Exceptions, as abridged (For the Instruction of Omai) from a larger Work

      London: Printed for J. Galabin, 1786. Octavo, 76 pp.; a very good untrimmed copy in recent quarter calf. English lessons for Omai. Very rare English grammar which records the unique method used to teach English to Omai. The first Polynesian to visit Britain, Omai became an overnight sensation when he arrived in Portsmouth aboard Cook's Adventure on 14 July 1774. He was presented to the king, feted by Fanny Burney, approved by Samuel Johnson, entertained by Mrs Thrale and Lord Sandwich, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and even his rapid mastery of ice skating was reported in the General Evening Post. While Joseph Banks was happy to have Omai tour the celebrity circuit, other, more devout souls recognised his potential to spread the gospel in the Pacific and made particular efforts to improve his religious instruction at the same time as his elocution. William Ellis, himself a missionary, recounts in his Polynesian Researches of 1830 that 'Granville Sharp became acquainted with Mai [Omai], taught him the first principles of writing and, so far as his knowledge of our language allowed, endeavoured to pour light of divine truth into his ignorant and untutored mind. He made such progress in the use of letters, that on his voyage to the South Seas, while staying at the Cape of Good Hope, he wrote a letter to his friend Dr. Solander'. In February 1776 Granville Sharp approached Lord Sandwich, First Lord of the Admiralty, to gain permission to instruct Omai. The method he employed, published here as An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners, was based on his earlier work, A Short treatise on the English tongue, of 1767. The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April Sharp wrote that 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. He had taught his pupil the use of English letters and made him sound 'every combination of vowels and consonants that letters are capable of'. Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas. A large portion of the book is devoted to rules for "The Lord's Prayer", the "Creed", the "Ten Commandments", and shorter prayers, all part of Sharp's 'instruction in the first principles of Christian religion'. In any case, it must have been produced in very small numbers, as today it is very scarce indeed. Searches of COPAC and ESTC have revealed only five copies in British libraries and a single copy in the United States (at Yale's Walpole Library). Alston VI, 502 adds a copy at Heidelberg University. A single copy passed through our hands six years ago.

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        CHARACTERS OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND, selected from different Histories; with observations and reflections, chiefly adapted to common life; and particularly intended for the Instruction of Youth. To which are added Notes Historical.

      London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1786.FIRST EDITIONS 1786 - 88. 3 volumes, complete set. 12mo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, pages: (2), v - xiv, 207; (4), v - ix, (2), 212; (4), v - xiv, 346, half - titles to Volumes II and III only, attractively bound in antique full tree calf, gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels. Extremities very lightly rubbed, tiny chip to head of spine on Volumes II and III, top corners slightly worn, small label of Easton Neston private library and armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh former owner of Easton Neston on front pastedowns, occasional very slight pale foxing, a little neat underlining and some neat vertical lines in the margin, a few pointing hands, old ink note to 12 margins, neat ink correction to 1 page, small closed tear to 1 margin affecting 2 letters, repaired neatly with no loss, no ink marks or notes to Volume III except for 1 very small correction. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of a rare work. John Holt has compiled his portraits of English sovereigns from King Alfred to Queen Anne from the works of historians of his day: David Hume's History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, Tobias Smollett's History of England, Gilbert Burnet's History of the Reformation in England, Catharine Macaulay and others. In his Preface Holt also acknowledges his debt to Anderson's Historical and Chronological Deductions. The observations and historical notes which follow 2 or 3 excerpts from these writers on 1 personage are by Holt. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PHARMACOPOEA GENERALIS

      Joannis Antonii Pezzana. - Venetiis. 1786. 23X17. Holandesa. 3Vol. 1vol, LVI+112Pág. 2vol, 178Pág, 3vol, 216Pág+1h. Primera Farmacopea denominada General editada en el mundo. La Obra contiene 2 tomos de texto y 1 tomo de Atlas con mas de 600 grabados de plantas y animales. Jacob Reinboldo Spielmann, crecio en una familia de farmaceuticos con su propia farmacia que posteriormente Jacob dirigió, actualmente es la mas antigua de Francia. Coincidio varias veces con Johann Wolfgang Ghoethe. Una autentica Obra de Arte, Raríssima. Ref 16 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale dans les années 1780, 1781 & 1782.

      Paris, Prault, 1786.2 volumes. Contemporary marbled calf, spines richly gilt (extremities damaged). With 2 engraved maps and 3 folding plates (stained). 390; 372,(2) pp.* First complete and authorized edition; first unauthorized edition published in Cassell in 1785. The author's observations cover a wide range of topics concerning the geography, society, and history of the emerging United States, and include many references to events of the American Revolution' (James Ford Bell Library p.84). He travelled through the States of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, giving with great detail the incidents and impresssions of colonial life. 'In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States' (Howes). - (Some staining). Sabin 12227; Howes C324; Cox II, p.159; Leclerc I, 325 (incomplete copy); Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p.61.

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        AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF NEW HOLLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. Containing an account of the inhabitants, soil, animals, and other Productions of those Countries, and including a particular Description of Botany Bay.

      London, John Fielding, in Pater-noster Row, 1786.Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, and the New Discovered Islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean, dated by ESTC T136354 from the map. 1786, LACKING THE MAP. Small slim folio, page size: approximately 235 x 185 mm, 9¼ x 7½ inches, publisher's small device on title page, price one shilling and six - pence at bottom of title page, note to reader about map on reverse of title page, pages: (2), 33, (1) - adverts mentioning books by Captain Cook, rebound in half dark blue morocco over mid blue cloth sides, gilt title to upper cover, white endpapers, in matching cloth slipcase with morocco binding to the opening. 2 slight creases to title page (paper fault) otherwise a very good clean copy of a very scarce pamphlet, (lacking map as noted). According to Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 5, our pamphlet published by Fielding is the first edition, "second edition" being printed on the title page of the second edition, also published by Fielding. The edition published by John Stockdale is the third with the map printed by John Fielding bearing the same date as in the other editions "Novr. 4, 1786". The pamphlet was printed again in 1789 as an appendix to An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay, London, C. Forster, and there attributed to "An Officer". See Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 344, No.3, but our pamphlet published by either Stockdale or Fielding is not listed by him. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Fortune Teller

      Published by J. R. Smith, No. 83 Oxford Street, London 1786 - A wonderful mezzotint after Rev. Matthew William Peters, by one of the finest eighteenth century engravers. This charming print is engraved after a painting by Rev. Matthew William Peters, and is a fascinating example of this period in British printmaking. Matthew Peters was trained in London under the portraitist Thomas Hudson. He quickly became a prominent member of the Society of Artists, exhibiting portraits in oil and pastel, and attracting a number of prominent aristocratic patrons, including the Duke of Manchester, the Marquess of Granby, and Lord Grosvenor, for whom he painted some of his most controversial pictures. Urged by his patrons, Peters painted a series of quasi-erotic character studies of courtesans, which at that time were quite unusual in Britain. These controversial pictures were eagerly reproduced by industrious printmaker/publishers such as Smith, and caused a flurry of curious customers to hurry to London print-shops. Following his ordination in 1781, Peters quickly denounced his early erotic pictures as immoral. Upon being appointed Honorary Chaplain to the Royal Academy, Peters expressed a profound regret "that he ever devoted his talents to such subjects". With this in mind, this picture becomes extremely interesting. In this work, Peters continues to observe and appreciate charming subjects in fancy costumes, but eliminates the erotic overtones present in his earlier works. Instead he has chosen to depict an age-old moral subject, fortune-telling, an institution in western art since the Renaissance. This print, which is expertly engraved by one of the finest eighteenth century printmakers, is a fascinating view into a turbulent period in Peters' life, when he struggled to produce images that would appeal to his viewers while remaining true to his moral beliefs. D'Oench, Copper into Gold: Prints by John Raphael Smith 1751-1812 p. 224, No. 274; Smith Catalogue No. 135 & 136; Ackermann 1802, p. 9 , described as companion prints; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits [Ward], 97, [Smith], 186; Frankau, An 18th Century Artist and Engraver: John Raphael Smith 146. Coloured mezzotint. In good condition with the exception of some faint soiling in upper margin. Bottom margin outside platemark is coated with white paint. Water stains on verso of sheet, not noticeable on front of sheet. Image size: 14 3/4 x 17 inches. Plate size: 17 7/8 x 19 5/8 inches. Sheet size: 19 5/8 x 20 inches.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE REMAINS OF THE WORSHIP OF PRIAPUS, lately existing at Isernia, in the kingdom of Naples:

      London, printed by T. Spilsbury, 1786.in two letters; one from Sir William Hamilton, K. B. His Majesty?s Minister at the Court of Naples, to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. President of the Royal Society; and the other from a person residing at Isernia: to which is added, a discourse on the worship of Priapus, And its Connexion with the mystic Theology of the Ancients. FIRST EDITION 1786, 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8¼ inches, engraved frontispiece and 17 engraved plates of which 6 are half page and 11 are full page, a couple with more than 1 image, pages: 195, (1) including title page, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, 4 small gilt ornaments, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine slightly worn, hinges starting to crack, corners slightly rubbed, small scrape to front pastedown due to removal of bookplate, neat inscription dated 1798 on second blank endpaper, slight faint foxing to margins of frontispiece and just entering image, pale offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, neat early name at top corner of title page, occasional very faint browning to text opposite plates or on reverse of plates, plates at the end of the volume lightly foxed in the margins, otherwise contents very clean. A very good copy. Richard Payne Knight (1750 ? 1824) was a classical scholar, connoisseur, archaeologist and numismatist best known for his theories of picturesque beauty and for his interest in ancient phallic imagery. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A TREATISE ON COURTS MARTIAL, to which is added an Essay on MILITARY PUNISHMENTS and REWARDS.

      London, John Murray, 1786.THIRD EDITION 1786, with Additions and Amendments, by Stephen Payne Adye, Esq. Captain of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Major in the Army, and Depute Judge - Advocate to his Majesty?s Troops, serving in North - America. PRESENTATION COPY from William Blacker inscribed at top of title page "Wm Blacker Armagh Regt., his gift of Henry Blacker 62nd Regt." Book - plate of William Blacker Esq, Carrick on first pastedown. Small 8vo, approximately 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, pages: viii, 1 - 284 plus 4 pages of adverts, bound in full tree calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt rules to spine. Binding slightly rubbed, slight wear to top of spine, vertical hairline crack to spine, small scuff to bottom of spine and lower cover, otherwise a very good clean copy. "Henry Blacker's parents were William Blacker of Carrick and Brookend (1709 - 1783) and Letitia (née Cary), who were married on 8 August 1738. Two of Henry's brothers entered the service of the church, while another, William, also served in the army (in the 54th Regiment, also serving in America). Henry Blacker served with the 62nd Regiment during the entirety of the Northern Campaign of 1777, including fighting in the Battle of Freeman's Farm (19 September), in which battle he was wounded. He was given a free promotion the day after the Battle of Bemis Heights following the death of Lieutenant Archibald Stuart, becoming the lieutenant of Captain Richard Baily's additional company. Blacker surrendered with the rest of Lieutenant - General John Burgoyne's army at Saratoga on 17 October 1777. He remained in captivity with his regiment during most of the rest of the war. In August 1781 he was returned as the lieutenant in Captain Erle Hawker's battalion company, recruiting men in Ireland for the severely depleted regiment. ESTC N47734; Sweet and Maxwell, A Bibliography of English Law, Volume 2, page 181; A Dictionary of Books Relating to America by Joseph Sabin, Volume 1, No. 485, citing edition of 1779. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ulm mit seinem Gebiete.

      Ulm: Wagner, 1786.. 8 Bl., 380 S.; 1 Bl. Zwischentitel, S. 381-707 (richtig 705): Holzschnitt-Titelvignette, zahlreiche kleine Holzschnitt-Abbildungen und figürliche Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild und kleinen Signaturschildchen, etwas fleckig.. 1. Ausgabe. - Umfangreiche Beschreibung der Stadt Ulm im 1. Teil, der 2. Teil enthält nach einer naturkundlichen Schilderung der Gegend die genaue topographische Beschreibung der umliegenden Ämter wie Leipheim, Albeck, Langenau, Weidenstetten, Lonsee, Stubersheim, Süßen, Geißlingen, Nellingen, das Gebiet zwischen Blau und Donau etc. - Unter den Holzschnitten 11 Wappen und viele kleine reizende Ansichten. - Kleines Wappenexlibris einer Adelsbibliothek, innen durchwegs sauber. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        Essais cosmographico-poëtiques ou choix de lectures , propres à inspirer le gout & à faciliter l'étude de la Cosmographie, de la Géographie & de l'histoire naturelle?à une nouvelle histoire des voyages

      Pierre Aillaud, La Haye and Paris 1786 - Octavo, [ii], 236 pp., fine uncut copy in original buntpapier wrappers. Science in the wake of Pacific exploration. Curious and eclectic collection of essays on geography, astronomy, and recent voyage discoveries. The geographical sections are informed by the discoveries of Cook, la Pérouse and other explorers of the Pacific, and include the author's thoughts on the role of the South Seas and New Holland in a new understanding of the earth. Belair blends astronomy, discoveries and other scientific observations with excerpts from Voltaire and other poets. In the preface he discusses the implications of recent voyages to the Pacific Ocean, and lists la Pérouse, Wallis, Carteret, Byron, Bougainville and Cook; a frame of reference which informs many of Belair's wide ranging essays. For example, in discussing the extent of the world's known and unknown oceans, Belair speculates on the vast undersea mountain chains that connect the continents and polar regions with New Holland. The author, Pierre-Alexandre Julienne de Belair, was born in Paris in 1747 and rose to become a general during the defence of Paris against the Prussians in 1792. A gifted and resourceful engineer, Belair is chiefly remembered as the author of several books on fortifications, including Nouveaux Eléments de Fortifications of 1792. [Attributes: Soft 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.

      London, printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1786.FIRST EDITION 1786, 2 volumes, complete set, 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, 2 folding maps, pages: xvi, 684; viii, 718, [30] including index and errata, bound in full contemporary calf, narrow patterned gilt border to covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration and sunburst in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, gilt decorated board edges. Hinges cracked on Volume I, upper hinge partly cracked on Volume II, covers holding firmly, tiny chips at top of hinges, gilt rubbed on raised bands, very minor marks to covers, narrow band of fading along top edge of upper cover on Volume II, armorial bookplate of William Constable, F.R.S., F.A.S., (1721 - 91), an 18th century naturalist and scientist, on front pastedowns, modern bookplate of William Binns Cowper on front endpapers, final page of Volume I slightly creased and with small pale stain in top margin. A very good clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which may require extra postage.

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        Didon Tragédie Lyrique en trois Actes Representée à Fontainebleau devant leurs Majestés le 16. Octobre 1783. Et pour la premiere fois sur le Théatre de l'Académie Royale de Musique Le Lundy 1er Décembre de la même Année Dediée a la Reine... Gravée par Huguet Musicien de la Comédie Italienne... Imprimé par Basset. [Full score]

      Paris: Chez le Suisse de l'Hotel de Noailles. [1786]. Folio. Light green paper boards speckled in black, dark red leather title label with decorative gilt rules to spine, all edges red. 1f. (recto title, verso catalogue of Piccinni's operas published up to Penélope), 307 pp. Engraved. From the André Meyer collection, with his small collection stamp to front endpapers. Binding very slightly worn and rubbed, endpapers slightly worn, foxed and creased; front free endpaper with slight loss to blank upper inner margin; Slightly worn, browned and foxed, heavier to some leaves; some offsetting; small sewing holes to inner margins; pp. 305/306 loose. . First Edition, later issue, without dedicatory leaf. Lesure p. 497. Hirsch II 733. RISM P2100. Set to a libretto by Marmontel. "In 1783 Piccinni reached his second peak with a highly successful revival of Atys and the introduction of Didon, which momentarily eclipsed the rising star of Sacchini... The sixth and most successful of the nine serious French operas that Piccinni wrote during his sojourn in Paris, Didon continued to be performed there until 1836 and received performances in French and German translation throughout Europe during the first quarter of the 19th century." Mary Hunter in Grove online

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        Didon Tragedie Lyrique en trois Actes Representee a Fontainebleau devant leurs Majestes le 16. Octobre 1783. Et pour la premiere fois sur le Theatre de l'Academie Royale de Musique Le Lundy 1er Decembre de la meme Annee Dediee a la Reine... Gravee par Huguet Musicien de la Comedie Italienne... Imprime par Basset. [Full score]

      Paris Chez le Suisse de l'Hotel de Noailles [1786]. Folio. Light green paper boards speckled in black, dark red leather title label with decorative gilt rules to spine, all edges red. 1f. (recto title, verso catalogue of Piccinni's operas published up to Penelope), 307 pp. Engraved. From the Andre Meyer collection, with his small collection stamp to front endpapers. Binding very slightly worn and rubbed, endpapers slightly worn, foxed and creased; front free endpaper with slight loss to blank upper inner margin; Slightly worn, browned and foxed, heavier to some leaves; some offsetting; small sewing holes to inner margins; pp. 305/306 loose.. First Edition, later issue, without dedicatory leaf. Lesure p. 497. Hirsch II 733. RISM P2100. Set to a libretto by Marmontel. "In 1783 Piccinni reached his second peak with a highly successful revival of Atys and the introduction of Didon, which momentarily eclipsed the rising star of Sacchini... The sixth and most successful of the nine serious French operas that Piccinni wrote during his sojourn in Paris, Didon continued to be performed there until 1836 and received performances in French and German translation throughout Europe during the first quarter of the 19th century." Mary Hunter in Grove online

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        Dissertatio in Aureum, Ac Pervetustum SS. Evangeliorum Codicem MS. Monasterii Ratisbonae

      , 1786. 1786. Joannis Michaelis Englerth, 1786. 1 blank sheet, 8, titlepage, 1 plate, (xiv), 252, (iv)pp , 1 blank sheet. 4 (folding) plates. 8vo (193 x 233 mm). Vellum binding, red titleshield. All edges stained red. The basic work for the study of the Évangéliaire de Ratisbonne. There are 4 plates, the first of which represents Pope Pius VI and the three others (folding, two of which measure 480 x 370 mm) show the manuscript itself (small tear); the Emperor Charlemagne; and a page of the manuscript. Separately added is a an engraving of Charles the Bold from the work of Montfaucon. Good copy. (Brunet V, 125).

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        The NEW ASTROLOGY; or, The Art of Predicting or Foretelling Future Events, by the Aspects, Positions, and Influences of the Heavenly Bodies . In Two Parts.

      Printed for G. Kearsley, et al. 1786 - B008NF3T7U 1786 second edition ('with large Additions, Improvements, and an Appendix'), printed for G. Kearsley, T. Lovewell, T. Wagstaffe and W. Battersby and Son (London), 3 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches tall full leather bound, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers and page edges, xii, 188, [4] pp. Newly rebound in crimson Morocco with refreshed endpapers, and supplying the missing folding frontispiece with a scan printed on period paper (from the University of Virginia's copy, one of only eight copies recorded worldwide in the ESTC, and one of the few copies with an extant frontispiece). Explanatory note to the frontispiece following the introduction. Moderate foxing and mild dampstaining to the title page and introduction, with minor to moderate foxing throughout. 1/2-inch chip from fore margin to one leaf, effecting the first word of one line on page 160. Otherwise, a handsome copy of this scarce and fascinating title. Reference: ESTC No. T107420, which shows only two copies in North America, at the Library Company of Philadelphia and University of Virginia. ABPC shows no copies at auction over the past quarter-century. ~FFF~ C. Heydon is apparently a pseudonym based on Sir Christopher Heydon (1561-1623), an English soldier, Member of Parliament, and writer on astrology. The use of the pseudonym is indicative of the place of astrology in 18th century publishing as somewhat disreputable. In the January 1787 English Review, a brief article about a 1786 astrology book by one Robert Turner noted that 'Mr. Turner recommends the new astrology of Mr. Heydon; do they vend the celestial influences in company, or is Heydon, as we suspect, only an alias for Turner?' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kurzer Abriss der vornehmsten Glaubens-Lehren und Lebens-Pflichten unserer Religion, wie die gewöhnlichen Sonn- und Festtags=Evangelien dazu Anleitung geben.

      Göttingen : Rosenbusch, 1786. 10 Bl., X, 1158 S., 22 cm, Ledereinband der Zeit berieben und an den Rändern leicht beschädigt, geprägter Rücken mit 4 Bünden (einer mit Fehlstelle, 1 Metallschließe intakt eine beschädigt, Vorblatt und Rückblätter alt beschriftet, oberer und unterer Rand mit Wasserflecken,. Johannsen (1740-1806) war Prediger in Flensburg.

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        MAPA DE LEON DEL SIGLO XVIII (1786) DE GRANDES DIMENSIONES 110X90

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. D. Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca. 1786. 110X90. Mapa Geografico de una parte de la Provincia de Leon. Es el primer mapa que sale al publico de esta provincia, palabras textuales de Don Tomas Lopez. En perfectissimo estado, entelado con estuche y magnifico. Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Le fabbriche e i disegni raccolti ed illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Opera divisa in quattro tomi con ravole in rame rappresentanti le piante, i prospetti, e gli spaccati. Seconda edizione.

      per Giovanni Rossi,, in Vicenza, 1786 - Quattro volumi in-folio (cm. 51), pp. 80; 56; 50; 64. Con ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, graziose vignette ai frontespizi e 210 tavole fuori testo (anche a doppia pagina). Affascinante legatura coeva in cartonato semirigido ricoperto in carta dipinta e titoli manoscritti su etichette ai dorsi. Ex libris nobiliare inciso. Esemplare assai genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della seconda edizione di questa celebre opera con il commento di Bertotti Scamozzi, aumentata nel testo descrittivo rispetto alla precedente. Non comune, soprattutto quando completo di tutte le tavole ed perfetto stato di conservazione come il presente esemplare. Nella non semplice collazione di quest'opera bisogna segnalare che il primo volume conta una tavola f.t. che segue la c. 23 nel testo introduttivo e che nel terzo volume alcune tavole sono da considerare doppie. Cfr. Cicognara (598) citando la prima edizione del 1776: ".Scamozzi fece cosa nobile e grandiosa nel produrre queste grandi opere Palladiane.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: Harrison & Co, 1786. London: Harrison & Co, 1786. THE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION. 1 vol., folio, 17-1/8" x 11", unpaginated, engraved frontis portrait, title-oage printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary full tree calf over cords, neatly rebacked, title gilt to spine, overall a bright clean copy.\r\nSometimes called "Harrison's" edition, with a Preface by Harrison on the merits of his edition, and containing a reprinting of Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary, Harrison's Life of Johnson, and Johnson's original preface, history of the language and his English grammar; plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column followed by a sectional title and 3pp. of supplementary words.

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        A Vindication of the Ancient History of Ireland: Wherein is Shewn, I. The Descent of Its Old Inhabitants

      Dublin, Ireland: Luke White, 1786. Dublin, Ireland: Luke White, 1786 First Edition. Brown leather hardcover, Frontis foldout map, Includes Genealogical tables of the Irish Colonies, The topographic names of Ireland, Expedition of Partholan, of Nemed, of the Firbold, Fir D'Omnann or Fir Galeon, etc. 551pages, plus index and eleven plates. Very good condition, some fading on cover, leather started to crack at top of spine, but interior very clean and binding solid. Scarce.

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        Vaderlandsche gezichten of afbeeldingen, behoorende tot den Tegenwoordigen staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden, in den jaare 1786 (tot 1792) naar 't leven getekend door J. Bulthuis (later: J. Gardiner Visscher naar J.B.) en in 't koper gedruckt door K.F. Bendorp.) Deel 2 en 3. Amsterdam, H. Gartman (1786-1792). *deel 1 ontbreekt, enkele gravures licht roestvlekkig, kneep bovenzijde rug deel 2 licht ingescheurd*

      Twee contemporaine halfleren banden. Tekst op titelschildjes: 'Vaderlandsche gezichten'. Beide banden bevatten 342 kleine gravures (8x11 cm) op 171 bladen en 75 uitvouwbare gravures (17,5 x 24 cm). De gravures tonen aanzichten uit Utrecht, Friesland, Friese eilanden, Zeeland, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, GoudaMooie set

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        Fructus Javae esculenti eurumque usus cum diaeteticus tum medicus tum medicus

      Greifswald, R?1786.. Greifswald, Röse 1786.. 31 S., 1 Bl. Rückenbroschur. 4°. Seltene Dissertation des schwedischen Arzt und Naturforschers Hornstedt (1758-1809). Der Schüler Thunbergs besuchte 1783-1784 mit finanzieller Unterstützung der Universität von Uppsala Java, von wo er mit einer großen botanischen und ethnologischen Sammlung nach Europa zurückkehrte. Bereits 1782 verteidigte Hornstedt eine Dissertation über diverse Pflanzen, die Thunberg aus Südafrika und Asien mitgebracht hatte; 1786 erwarb er den Grad eines Doktors der Medizin an der Universität Greifswald (zu dieser Zeit unter schwedischer Herrschaft) mit der hier vorliegenden Dissertation über 90 Pflanzen Javas, die er im September 1786 unter Vorsitz des Professors Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel (1748-1831) verteidigte.

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        A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world, but chiefly into the country of the Hottentots and Caffres from the year 1772, to 1776. Translated from the Swedish original. 2nd edition corrected.

      London, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1786.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary calf, rebacked with red morocco title-label to spines. With engraved frontispiece depicting the Cape of Good Hope (blank margins rep.), large folding engraved map of the Cape of Good Hope and 9 engraved plates (4 folding). XXVIII,368; VIII,356,(1) pp.* First Swedish edition was published in Stockholm in 1783: Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden; first edition in English was published in London in 1785. - Sparrman (1748-1820), a Swedish naturalist, went to South Africa with the Swedish East India Company. He made several excursions into the country in search of natural history specimens. It is described by Mr. Theal as the 'most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it' that had been published in the eightheenth century. In 1772, J.R. Forster, engaged him to accompany Captain Cook on his second voyage as assistant naturalist. His account includes mention of a hairbreath escape from collision of Cook's two ships, the Adventure and the Resolution, not recorded elsewhere. Sparrman left the Resolution when it returned to Cape Town in March 1775. He resumed his naturalist studies in South Africa and also undertook ethnological research among the region's native Hottentot people. In 1778, Sparrman was back in Sweden, where he had been appointed president of the natural history collection of Stockholm's Academy of Sciences. Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage of 1772-75 helped popularize the newly devised Linnaen system of classification and nomenclature by applying it to the new varieties of plants and animals he had collected. It also includes some of the earliest ethnological studies of the native peoples of South Africa. - (Some staining). Mendelssohn II p.414-15; SAB IV, p.362; Beddie 1277; Du Rietz, Kroepelien, 1222: apparently the best of the editions of the English version.

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        Koromandel, map, anno 1786, Schraembl, big size, 49x95 cm

      Koromandel, ,1786. Coppermap, edited by Schraembl, Wienna, anno 1786, printed on two plates, not put together, size 49 x 95 cm., clean print, no cracs or tears..

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        Dictionnaire de l'Academie francoiseIn two Volumes

      France - Pierre Beaume Nismes, 1786. France - Pierre Beaume Nismes, 1786 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This wonderfully informative scarce set of french dictionaries are divided into two volumes. Volume one focuses onwords beginning with A to K. Which then allows volume two to define words beginning with L to Z. Supervised by the Academie francaise, often called simply l'Academie,who arean organisation which moderates the French language. The primary role of the Academie francaise is to regulate the French language by determining standards of acceptable grammar and vocabulary, as well as adapting to linguistic change by adding new words and updating the meanings of existing ones. Due to the status of English in the world, the Academie's task tends to be focused on lessening the influx of English terms into French, by choosing or inventing French equivalents. Originally this set ofdictionaries were not sold to the general public, so the Academie's workwas incorporated into society by the creation of laws and regulations. Some banners and initials illustrated in black throughout. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In original calf bindings. Externally, both heavily worn with back board of first volumeand front board of second volume, detached but present. All hinges are week and may detach in the post. Internally, generally firmly bound but strained in places, pages are bright withsome scattered spotting. Copperplate ink signature to front endpaper in volume one. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior.

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1750 compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori Bibliotecario del Serenissimo Duca di Modena. Colle Prefazioni Critiche di Giuseppe Catalani Prete dell'Oratorio di S.Girolamo dalla Carità. Incisione raffig. l'A.in anteporta.

      Stamperia di Arcangelo Casaletti 1786-1788 Completi in 12 Voll.in 24 tomi 336, rilegg.in mz.pelle, titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi,(leggeri segni di umidità e ossidazioni). Edizione Seconda Romana arricchita di note critiche ed erudite e di copioso Indice.

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        Rules and Instructions for Playing Skittles. By a Society of Gentlemen. [Broadside]

      London: G. Kearsley, at No. 46, in Fleet-Street, 1786 - Only the BM (Pr and Drawing copy, [Ex-Crace collection, on two jointed sheets]) is mentioned by OCLC and this is a different setting (see the image in the BM website). This copy uncut sheet, all-together a nicer tahn the BM example BM (P & Dr) 1880, 1113, 4880 or; see Paul Goodman, Sporting Life', BM 1983 cat. 206; see Crace Cat. P. 592 no. 70; see W. & A. Wroth The London pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century [pp. 54-55 ("The Merlin Cave, a tavern standing in the fields near New River Head, close to the present Merlin's Place, possessed extensive gardens and a skittle-ground, which was frequented by Londoners, especially on Sundays." (SKITTLES) Broadsheet (19 x 22-1/4 inches). Engraved view at the head, the upper part "A View of a Skittle Ground" [actually of the skittle-ground at The Merlin's Cave Tavern in London, see below], and the lower part a "Plan of a Double Skittle Ground -" the text in two parts each set in three columns, the imprint at foot notes that the broadside is available at "6d plain, or 1 s coloured". Some toning. Large margins, small chip at uper right corner, otherwise excellent. BM (P & Dr) 1880, 1113, 4880 or; see Paul Goodman, Sporting Life', BM 1983 cat. 206; see Crace Cat. P. 592 no. 70; see W. & A. Wroth The London pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century [pp. 54-55 ("The Merlin Cave, a tavern standing in the fields nearNew River Head, close to the present Merlin's Place, possessed extensive gardens and a skittle-grou

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        Trinidad y Tobago] Reglamento para el Estado Mayor, y tropa veterana de la Isla de Trinidad de Barlovento.

      Mss. San Lorenzo del Escorial, 6 de noviembre de 1786 - 30x21 cm. [12] páginas. Encuadernado en tela moderna con tejuelo. Manuscrito con letra clara y de una sola mano. Describe la clase de tropa y número destacados en esta isla del Caribe, así como los sueldos y ranchos que deberán percibir.

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        Animadverisones practicae in diversos morbos.

      Wien, Rudolf Graeffer, 1786.. 8°. 6 n.n. Bl., 338 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung.. Hirsch-H IV, 697. - Blake 367. - Erste Ausgabe. - Quarin (1733-1814) war Schüler von van Swieten, wurde Rektor der Hochschule und einer der führenden Köpfe der Wiener Schule. E wer der erste Wiener Theaterarzt und Leibarzt von Joseph II und Franz II. - "Sein Hauptwerk" (Hirsch). Wurde wiederholt nachgedruckt. - Titel alt gestempelt. 1 Blatt mit kleinem Loch, sonst wohlerhalten. Einbandeckel beschabt. (Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin)

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        Chirurgische Abhandlungen über die Eiterung und den heissen Brand. (Übersetzt) von Johann Herrmann Pfingsten. 2 Bände in einem Band.

      Berlin, Lange 1786 - 1787. 8°. 4 Bll. (inkl. Titel), 288 S., 4 Bll.; 320 S. Neuer hellbrauner Halblederband mit goldverziertem Rücken und zwei alten Rückenschildchen. - Engelmann, Bibliotheca medico-chirurgica ..., 443. - Francois Quesnay (1694-1774) war Professor der Chirurgie und Leibarzt Ludwigs XV. Er arbeitete aber auch auf dem Gebiet der Nationalökonomie und wurde der Begründer des Physiokratismus. - Handschriftliche Bleistiftnotizen auf Innendeckel. Namenstempel auf Titel und 2 Stempel auf Titel verso. Innen gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig. Seltene Ausgabe dieser medizinischen Schrift von Quesnay mit der Darstellung über verschiedene Formen und Heilungsmöglichkeiten der Eiterung, Geschwüre und des Brandes. Ansprechend gebundene Ausgabe..

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        Didon Tragédie Lyrique en trois Actes Representée à Fontainebleau devant leurs Majestés le 16. Octobre 1783. Et pour la premiere fois sur le Théatre de l'Académie Royale de Musique Le Lundy 1er Décembre de la même Année Dediée a la Reine. Gravée par Huguet Musicien de la Comédie Italienne. Imprimé par Basset. [Full score]

      Chez le Suisse de l'Hotel de Noailles [1786], Paris - First Edition, later issue, without dedicatory leaf. Lesure p. 497. Hirsch II 733. RISM P2100. Set to a libretto by Marmontel. "In 1783 Piccinni reached his second peak with a highly successful revival of Atys and the introduction of Didon, which momentarily eclipsed the rising star of Sacchini. The sixth and most successful of the nine serious French operas that Piccinni wrote during his sojourn in Paris, Didon continued to be performed there until 1836 and received performances in French and German translation throughout Europe during the first quarter of the 19th century." Mary Hunter in Grove online Folio. Light green paper boards speckled in black, dark red leather title label with decorative gilt rules to spine, all edges red. 1f. (recto title, verso catalogue of Piccinni's operas published up to Penélope), 307 pp. Engraved. From the André Meyer collection, with his small collection stamp to front endpapers. Binding very slightly worn and rubbed, endpapers slightly worn, foxed and creased; front free endpaper with slight loss to blank upper inner margin; Slightly worn, browned and foxed, heavier to some leaves; some offsetting; small sewing holes to inner margins; pp. 305/306 loose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World: but chiefly into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the year 1772 to 1776

      London: Printed for G G J and J Robinson, 1786.. London:: Printed for G G J and J Robinson,. 1786.. Second edition and most complete. Hardcover. Very good condition. This copy has an interesting American association with the original presentation being signed from John Gibson to Alex Henderson. The pair noted plantation owners in what is now West Virginia at the time of publication. Other later owners include George Washington Henderson, (grandson of Alexander), who settled in Fairfax, Va., and was friend, neighbor and pew mate of George Washington. Indeed, it was Washington himself, a former surveyor, who encouraged the Henderson family in the late 18th century to invest in land in what was then sparsely populated western Virginia. Other owner signatures include M.P. Beeson, Wood County W.Va. Aug 1879 and Virginia Henderson Thomas 1936. & & Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. Sparrman was the son of a clergyman. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship's doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take up a post as a tutor. Sparrman, traveled to the Cape in early 1772 on a botanical expedition sponsored by the Swedish government and made several excursions into the country in search of natural history specimens. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was taken on as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. For the next three years he served with Cook and although in his "Voyage" he devotes only 24 pages to the Cook expedition, he does include an account of a narrow escape from collision of Cook’s two ships, the Adventure and the Resolution, not recorded elsewhere. After the voyage he returned to Cape Town in July 1775 and practiced medicine, earning enough to finance a journey into the interior. (Cox). Sparrman’s account of his explorations into Africa is important for its natural history and anthropological observations of Southern Africa and is, according to Theal, "the most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it, that has been published in the 18th century" (Mendelssohn II, 414-15), (Withey, 201). First issued in Swedish in 1783; the English translation first appeared in London earlier in 1785. Cox I, 386; Holmes, Captain James Cook: A Bibliographical Excursion, 54; Spence 1147; Rosove 316.C1 (citing it as "scarce"); Beddie 1277, Conrad p. 14; Chavanne 5731. & & This is the second English edition, considered the most correct and complete according to Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue. Two volumes, 4to, xxviii, 368pp with frontispiece and two plates & viii, 356pp, I [addendum & directions to the book-]binder, (1), 2 [advertisements]; 7 unlisted plates and one fold out map (Rosove lists the map as appearing in volume 1; here it is in volume 2). In total, ten engraved plates and a folding map. A little scattered foxing throughout, a slightly more early and late, bound in contemporary lightly sprinkled tan full calf, sympathetically rebacked with raised bands and retaining the original spine labels and volume numbers. A very pleasant copy overall of the best edition, which Rosove calls "scarce".

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        La science des canaux navigables, ou théorie générale de leur construction, ouvrage dédié au Roi. De la possibilité de faciliter l'établissement général de la navigation intérieure du Royaume, de supprimer les corvées, et d'introduire dans les travaux publics l'économie que l'on désire; ouvrage qui intéresse tous les ordres de la société, mais plus particulièrement utile aux personnes qui sont appelées à la gestion des affaires relatives à l'administration des chemins, des canaux de navigation, du commerce, de l'industrie et de l'agriculture.

      Paris, L'auteur 1786 - 2 tomes en un volume in-8 [187 x 114 mm]. Collation : 228, XIX, 229 à 468, (8) pp., 3 pl. dépl. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Relié vers 1800.) Première édition. Le premier tome traite de l'entretien des chemins, des péages et de la possibilité de faciliter l'établissement de la navigation intérieure du Royaume. L'auteur propose de remplacer la corvée par un impôt proportionné à l'utilisation des routes et des canaux. Le second traite de l'emploi des fonds destinés à remplacer les corvées et de l'économie qu'il est possible d'introduire dans les Travaux Publics, de la possibilité d'amener en une seule campagne les rivières d'Yvette et de Bièvre à l'Estrapade. suivi de pièces justificatives. Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes. Cet ouvrage devait comptait 8 volumes, mais c'est là tout ce qui a paru. Très rare. INED 1805. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Utkast til en historia om Kongl. Södermanlands regemente. I-VI.

      I-VI Stycket. Stockholm: P.A. Brodin, 1786 / Johan A. Carlbohm, 1788, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1794. (12),82,(1) + (2),146 + (2),132 + (2),142 + (2),212 + (2),180 s. Sex delar bundna i två samtida stänkdekorerade pappersband med gröna ryggtiteletiketter i skinn. Grönstänkta snitt. Första delen tryckt på blåtonat papper. Titelbladen med graverade vinjetter, saknas i fjärde delen. Gammal numrering i bläck på försättsblad. Enstaka lättare fläck i inlagan. Banden nötta vid pärmhörn och längs ryggarnas yttre falsar. 19,5 x 13 cm.. Komplett i sex delar

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        Drey merkwürdige Aussagen die innere Einrichtung des Illuminatenordens in Baiern betreffend.

      Ohne Ort und Drucker (München?), 1786.. 8°. 55 SS. Späterer Pappband mit Rückenetiketten. Van Dülmen 14; Wolfstieg 42756. - Gleichzeitig abgedruckt in der "Neuesten Sammlung jener Schriften, die vor einigen Jahren über verschiedene Gegenstände zur Steuer der Wahrheit im Drucke erschienen sind" (herausgegeben von dem ehemaligen Jesuiten Alois Merz, Augsburg 1786). - Die Herausgeber Cosandey, Utzschneider und Renner waren Mitglieder der Illuminaten, hatten sich aber vom Orden wieder abgewandt und griffen diesen in der vorliegenden Schrift scharf an. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, alte Stempel einer Freimaurerloge; gutes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar.

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World: but chiefly into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the year 1772 to 1776.

      Printed for G G J and J Robinson,, London: 1786 - This copy has an interesting American association with the original presentation being signed from John Gibson to Alex Henderson. The pair noted plantation owners in what is now West Virginia at the time of publication. Other later owners include George Washington Henderson, (grandson of Alexander), who settled in Fairfax, Va., and was friend, neighbor and pew mate of George Washington. Indeed, it was Washington himself, a former surveyor, who encouraged the Henderson family in the late 18th century to invest in land in what was then sparsely populated western Virginia. Other owner signatures include M.P. Beeson, Wood County W.Va. Aug 1879 and Virginia Henderson Thomas 1936. Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. Sparrman was the son of a clergyman. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship's doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take up a post as a tutor. Sparrman, traveled to the Cape in early 1772 on a botanical expedition sponsored by the Swedish government and made several excursions into the country in search of natural history specimens. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was taken on as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. For the next three years he served with Cook and although in his "Voyage" he devotes only 24 pages to the Cook expedition, he does include an account of a narrow escape from collision of Cook’s two ships, the Adventure and the Resolution, not recorded elsewhere. After the voyage he returned to Cape Town in July 1775 and practiced medicine, earning enough to finance a journey into the interior. (Cox). Sparrman’s account of his explorations into Africa is important for its natural history and anthropological observations of Southern Africa and is, according to Theal, "the most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it, that has been published in the 18th century" (Mendelssohn II, 414-15), (Withey, 201). First issued in Swedish in 1783; the English translation first appeared in London earlier in 1785. Cox I, 386; Holmes, Captain James Cook: A Bibliographical Excursion, 54; Spence 1147; Rosove 316.C1 (citing it as "scarce"); Beddie 1277, Conrad p. 14; Chavanne 5731. This is the second English edition, considered the most correct and complete according to Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue. Two volumes, 4to, xxviii, 368pp with frontispiece and two plates & viii, 356pp, I [addendum & directions to the book-]binder, (1), 2 [advertisements]; 7 unlisted plates and one fold out map (Rosove lists the map as appearing in volume 1; here it is in volume 2). In total, ten engraved plates and a folding map. A little scattered foxing throughout, a slightly more early and late, bound in contemporary lightly sprinkled tan full calf, sympathetically rebacked with raised bands and retaining the original spine labels and volume numbers. A very pleasant copy overall of the best edition, which Rosove calls "scarce". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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