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        Traité de la pêche, ou l'art de soumettre les poissons à l'empire des hommes, précédé de l'histoire naturelle de ces animaux.

      Chez Guillot 1786 - Paris, chez Guillot, 1786. In 12 de XX-318-[3]pp., reliure en demi veau brun à coins de l'époque, dos lisse orné de frises dorées, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge surlignée et soulignée de frises dorées, pièce de tomaison comportant le nom de l'auteur en maroquin rouge à la queue du dos encadrée d'un filet doré, deux ex-libris sur le premier contreplat et un petit cachet d'appartenance privée noir au dos de la page de titre, une inscription de trois lignes manuscrite à l'encre noire sur le premier contreplat, une phrase manuscrite à l'encre noire sur la première page de garde, bel exemplaire. Ce livre comprend deux parties: la première consacrée à la description des différentes espèces de poissons et la seconde partie traite de la pêche avec en fin de volume un dictionnaire des termes techniques. Naturaliste et médecin personnel de Stanislas, Roi de Pologne, Buch'oz publia plus de 260 ouvrages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      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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        Londos overcomes 3000 Turks by hunger at Vostitza."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Andreas Londos at Vostitza, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. iAndreas Londos Born in Vostitsa in 1786, he was initiated into the Filiki Eteria in 1818 and was one of the first military leaders to raise the banner of revolt in the Peloponnese. On 23 March 1821, he and 400 Greek fighters marched on Vostitsa. Hearing rumours of a general insurrection, the Turks fled across the Gulf of Corinth and took refuge at Amfissa. The Greeks captured the town without a fight. Leaving 200 men as a garrison, Londos then marched on Patras to join the siege of the city's fortress. Image bright and clean. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Vostitza Andreas Londos

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        A narrative of the two aerial voyages

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

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        ?) La desertrice eller rymmerskan, farce, bestående af tolf scener, dels i action, dels i relation: blott för at läsas af dem som roa sig at läsa.

      Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1786. 8:o. (2),1-3,6-35 s. Med inklistrad grav. titelvinjett. Tagen ur band och med blåstänkta snitt.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 139: "stycket blef strängt indraget och förstördt, samt ansågs länge alldeles förloradt, till dess en liten undangömd bundt, med ungefär ett dussin exemplar, många år efteråt kom i dagen". Författarskapsfrågan är omtvistad och enligt Klemming ska en gammal anteckning namnge Gustav III som författare. Hammarsköld attribuerar arbetet till Hallman och skriver i "Svenska vitterheten": "Ett skådespel, som blef tryckt, men indraget, inan det kom i bokhandeln, emedan det haft afseende på någon nyligen timad händelse. Ett correctur fanns ännu för några år sedan i en samlares gömmor. Om flera exemplar undgått förstörelsen, är obekant." Den nyligen timade händelsen som det anspelas på i stycket lär vara den franska aktrisen Hus flyktförsök från Stockholm 1786

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        "Tracts, mathematical and philosophical. Vol. I"

      printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson London: printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson. 1786. "First edition, 4to, pp. vii, [1], 269, [1]; 4 engraved plates (3 folding), woodcut diagrams and tables in the text; the fine Macclesfield copy in contemporary mottled calf, elaborate gilt decorated spine, red morocco label; edges stained yellow; engraved bookplates of Gen. G. L. Parker, and the South Library bookplate, Earls of Macclesfield, and with 2 small pressure stamps on preliminaries. In a new maroon cloth clamshell box. Volume I is all that was published at this time. These tracts were expanded and reprinted in 1812 in 3 volumes. The ninth tract is entitled ""New Experiments in Artillery."" Hutton was professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, where his experiments took place. Not such a common book, by any means. ESTC locates only a dozen copies, and just 3 in the U.S.: American Philosophical Society, and the Huntington and Smithsonian."

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        Sophoclis Tragoediae Septem ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem...Ex Editione Rich. Franc. Phil. Brunck [Fore Edge Paintings]

      Joannis Georgii Treuttel, Strassburg, 1786. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Four tall (9.5") octavo volumes in full red morroco, gilt, spines a little rubbed, hinges dry, but bindings sound and attractive. Scattered foxing to the text, but a nice wide margined edition of Brunck's Sophocles in Greek with Latin notes. Each volume with a beautifully executed fore edge painting of a Greek landmark, volume I - The Acropolis, II - Greek Theater of Segesta, III - The Temple of Zeus, IV - The Parthenon. Each volume housed in a custom red cloth slipcase, each with light wear. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044333. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF A SET OF PRINTS OF ANCIENT HISTORY; contained in A Set of Easy Lessons. Third edition. In Two Parts.

      Part one: 104 pages. Illustrated with thirty-one woodcuts, additional to pagination. Part two: iv, 116 pages. Illustrated with thirty-two woodcuts, additional to pagination. Recent full leather binding; red leather title piece to spine. 10.5 x 9.0cm. Inscription to front endpaper; cropped edges, not affecting text; else a fine copy of a scarce early edition of one of the most popular titles of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Osborne page 174. Oppenheimer 2545. Three copies only are recorded in ESTC; at the University of California, Yale University Centre For British Art and, Birmingham Central Library (UK). Part one, first published [1786], part two, 1788.

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        Liliaceous Plants: An Assorted Collection of William Curtis' Botanical Prints

      ca. 1786-1794. Hardcover. Very Good. A bound volume of 34 hand colored botanical plates with their corresponding descriptions. Tall 8vo, ca. 68p. Plain paper boards with handwritten title, with recent narrow goatskin spine. Generally very good with bumping and wear to the corners and edges, some age toning to paper boards. Contents remain bright and fresh, with some tanning to the deckled edges. Plates are dated between 1786 and 1794, with most in the 1786-1787 range; many are undated. The assortment does not appear to be organized in a particular order, though some varieties are grouped together: Lilium, Narcissus, Hyacinthus, Amaryllis, etc. A beautiful collection of plates from these well-regarded volumes. Previous owner's signatures to the pastedown and first blank, else clean and unmarked.

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        The Oyster Girl; The Grape Girl

      London: J. Young, 1 April 1786. Mezzotints, by John Young, both tipped onto 19th-century wove paper mounts. 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches approx. 17 3/8 x 12 1/2; 16 1/8 x 11 5/8 inches. A pair of very fine mezzotints by one of the greatest engravers of his day. This pair of beautifully executed character studies were published by Young in 1786, the year following his issue of a pair of very similar prints after Johan Zoffany, titled The Water-cress Girl and The Flower Girl. As a group they can all be seen as precursors of Francis Wheatley's celebrated series The Cries of London.

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        MANIFESTI PIEMONTESI. 1786-1815.

      MANIFESTI Piemontesi. 1) Disposizioni colla tariffa da osservarsi nel cambio delle monete; 4 Gennaio 1786. 2) Nuove provvidenze intorno al cambio delle monete in ragione di pasta; 25 Giugno 1786. 3) Prolunghi da S.M. accordati pel corso e cambio delle doppie vecchie sul piede di L. 24, 16; 15 Febbraio 1786. 4) Permesso del corso della lira di Milano e quotazione; 12 Maggio 1794. 5) Determinazione dei luoghi dove si farà il cambio delle pezze; 27 Maggio 1794. 6) Determinazione del tempo per il cambio di alcune monete; 17 Giugno 1794. 7) Termine per la conversione di alcune monete; 24 Luglio 1794. 8) Proroga del termine di conversione di alcune monete; 25 Ottobre 1794. 9) Quotazione nei Regi Stati della moneta milanese; 25 Ottobre 1794. 10) Ammissione nei Regi Stati delle monete genovesi; 14 Dicembre 1792. 11) Esclusione del corso legale di monete lisce da un lato o dai due lati; 7 Dicembre 1814. 12) Valore di moneta legale del Tallero e della Bavarese; 17 Giugno 1815. 13) Determinazione dell?epoca di cambio per le monete lisce; 26 Giugno 1815. 14) Rettifica del decreto emanato il 26 Giugno 1815; 14 Agosto 1815. Quattordici manifesti in 4to di due o quattro carte con al frontespizio inciso lo stemma sabaudo.

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        Decade di alberi curiosi ed eleganti piante delle Indie orientali, e dell'America ultimamente fatte già note dall'idioma inglese, ridotta all'italiana favella, col lasciare intatta la descrizione latina, e corredata di alquante note.

      Nella Stamperia Salomoni,, in Roma, 1786 - Cm. 24,5, pp. (8) 31 (1). Con fregio xilografico al frontespizio e 10 tavole f.t. finemente incise in rame. Leg. del tempo in cart. muto. Esemplare genuino ed assai marginoso (in barbe) ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris: Francisci Carafae Ducis de Forli, et comitis Policastri. Prima edizione italiana dell'unica opera dell'Hill tradotta in questa lingua. di cui l'originale inglese è apparso nel 1773. John Hill (Peterborough 1707 - London 1775) descrive, nel presente lavoro, dieci specie botaniche provenienti da Asia e America che non furono mai descritte precedentemente con l'eccezione dalla carnivora Dionea, che appare già nell'opera dell'Ellis nel 1770. Accanto alle note botaniche appaiono spesso le indicazioni delle proprietà farmaceutiche. Cfr. Nissen BBI 878; Pritzel 4076. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vita di S. Filippo Neri fiorentino fondatore della Congregazione dell'Oratorio e accresciuta di molti Fatti, e Detti dell'istesso Santo, cavati da i Processi della sua Canonizatione, con l'aggiunta d'una breve notitia

      Subject: (Agiografia). Bologna, eredi di Antonio Pisarri, 1786, due lavori in un vol. in-8vo cartonato originale, pp. (4)-394-(46) con ritratto inc. in rame in antip. (con restauro del margine esterno, bianco) + (4)-170-(8) (Hard Cover)

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        La nouvelle cuisiniere bourgeoise, suivie de l'office, a l'usage de tous ceux qui se m?lent de depense de maisons. Contenant la maniere de connoitre, dissequer & servir toutes sortes de viandes; des avis interessans sur

      Subject: (Gastronomia). Paris, et Bruxelles, chez Fran?ois Foppens, 1786, 8vo legatura piena pergamena, tassello in oro al dorso, pp. XVI-503.

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

      Worn condition. Boards loose. Wear to boards. Text-block split but holding. Rep excised. Contents otherwise good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Reprint Brown hardback full-leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 288, 278pp.

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        History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North. Translated from the German of John Reinhold Forster and Elucidated by a New and Original Map of the Countries Situated about the North Pole

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Some loss to title panel. Slight mis-creasing to fold-out map with small closed tear - no loss. Light foxing throughout. Ink inscription to fep First Edition Brown hardback leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xvi; 489pp + index.

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        Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie, avec des planches coloriées représentant au naturel les divers organes de l'homme et des animaux.

      Francois Ambroise Didot l'Aine, Paris 1786 - Large folio (465x330 mm), text volume: [8], (1)-123 [1] pp, half title, title, dedication leaf to Louis XVI, hand-colored aquatint frontispiece, accompanied by an engraved explanation leaf. Plate volume: [2], (1)-17 [1]; [3], 20-38; [3], 42-68; [3], 72-87 [1]; [3], 90-111 [1] pp., with 5 divisional titles and 69 plates numbered I-XXXV consisting of 34 plates engraved with a combination of aquatint, line engraving and stipple-engraving, and printed in colors, 34 accompanying outline plates and a single line-engraved plate (no. XVIII) after Soemmerring's "De basi encephali" (1778), all plates with very little occasional foxing, mild browning, short marginal tears to some plates, top margin of pl. 4 and 6 and lower margin of plate 12 with light staining (not affecting plate images), text to plates of part 1 somewhat dampstained in upper margin. Text volume with dampstaining mostly at lower part of 17 leaves, light dampstaining to explanation leaf, dedication leaf and verso of frontispiece (not visible on plate image), little foxing to few leaves, occasional contemporary pencil annotations. Contemporary brown half leather (worn, cracks in joints, faded gilt spines in seven compartments, damages at head and foot). A good and clean, wide margined copy, very rare in this complete state. ---- Norman 2150; Waller 9953; Garrison-Morton 401.2; Brunet V, 1176; Heirs of Hippocrates 1073. - FIRST EDITION of "the most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques" (Garrison-Morton). Vicq d'Azyr, permanent secretary to the Societe Royale de Medecine and personal physician to Marie-Antoinette, was a skilled comparative anatomist, eminent veterinarian, and prolific writer of medical articles and treatises, those on comparative anatomy and public health being of the most lasting importance. The interest of the present work, projected as a multi-volume study of human anatomy and physiology but never finished, lies in its intelligent utilization of the new print-making technique of aquatint for the purpose of accurate anatomical illustration. The striking illustrations "created a sensation at the time," according to Brunet. Vicq d'Azyr's principal original contributions to the understanding of human anatomy lay in his studies of the brain, the subject of this first volume. He developed a technique of brain dissection using the hardening effect of alcohol, which avoided damage to the delicate surfaces (fixatives such as formalin having not yet been developed). "Like Steno before him, Vicq d'Azyr attached great importance to the structure of the fibers in the white matter of the brain. He also described the mammillothalamic bundle and Reil's ribbon. Rejecting the views of Malpighi and Vieussens, who attributed no functional importance to the cerebral cortex, Vicq d'Azyr attempted to systematize its complex morphology. In particular he isolated the convolution of the corpus callosum, the cuneus, and the sulcus separating the frontal lobe from the parietal, later described by Rolando (1829)" (DSB). One of his principal concerns was the absence of a standard nomenclature for the cerebral convolutions, a problem that he attempted to remedy in the present work, which contains the entire corpus of his work on the brain. Vicq d'Azyr had commenced publication of the work in parts, undoubtedly at his own expense. The Revolution prevented its completion, and, since the instructions for binding the work were probably never issued, copies differ in the order in which they are bound. COMPLETE COPIES LIKE THIS ARE RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      von m.fl.) Utkast til en historia om Kongl. Södermanlands regemente. 1-6 stycket. Stockholm, P. A. Brodin / Johan A. Carlbohm, 1786-94. 8:o. (12),+ 82,+ (1); (2),+ 146; (2),+ 132; (2),+ 142; (2),+ 212; (2),+ 180 s. Samtliga titelblad med grav. vinjett. Enstaka småfläckar. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med beige resp. gröna titel- och deltiteletiketter och upphöjda bind, stänkmarmorerade snitt. Två volymer. Ur Rosensvärds bibliotek med ägarsignaturen "R." på samtliga titelblad och hans handskrivna ägaretikett på främre pärmarnas insidor, och ett exlibris "GIB". Setterwall 5208. Essén, Sörmländsk bibliografi, s. 46. Carlander III, s. 357 och 621. Allt som utkom. Fint exemplar av den första utgivna regementshistoriken i Sverige. Enligt anteckningar av Fant var författarna överste Stjernros (delarna I-VI), sekreterare Ehrenheim (I), A. Modeer (I-V), G. A. von Siegroth (I-V), sekreterare Brannius (I-VI) och P. Sundstrand (III). På ryggetiketterna står Siegroths namn. Namnteckningen är eventuellt Johan Henrik Rosensvärds. Enligt en blyertsanteckning på främre pärmens insida har böckerna tillhört biblioteket på "Long". Johan Henrik Rosensvärd kom genom giftermål med Nathalia Löwenhielm i besittning av Lång i Värmland. Där fanns huvudsakligen Carl Gustav Löwenhielms böcker, men även Johan Henrik tillförde biblioteket böcker, dock ej av större betydenhet enligt Carlander

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        History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North. Translated from the German of John Reinhold Forster and Elucidated by a New and Original Map of the Countries Situated about the North Pole

      Dublin Luke White 1786. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Some loss to title panel. Slight mis-creasing to fold-out map with small closed tear - no loss. Light foxing throughout. Ink inscription to fep First Edition Brown hardback leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xvi; 489pp + index.

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        A complete treatise on electricity, in theory and practice: with original experiments. The thirth editions.

      Subject: (Elettricit?). London, C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1786/1795, tre volumi in-8vo belle legature in piena pelle con fregi dorati e tasselli rossi ai dorsi, pp. XVI-362 + 313-(14) + VIII-304-(20) con cinque tavole incise in rame e ripiegate in fine (di 6, manca la tavola II, qui unita in fotocopia). Ottimo stato di conservazione. I primi due volumi sono della terza edizione, il terzo volume contiene le scoperte e le migliorie apportate successivamente. Cavallo ? stato un medico napoletano che si stabil? in Inghilterra nel 1771, divent? menbro della Royal Society nel 1779. L'opera incarna i suoi studi sull'elettricit? atmosferica. Comprende appendici con preziosi dettagli sull'elettricit? medica e la progettazione e la gestione di strumenti elettrostatici (molti inventati dallo stesso Cavallo). Una delle migliori opere tra i primi libri dedicati all'elettricit?.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1786. The fourth edition. 3 volumes, octavo (211 × 128 mm). Contemporary sprinkled sheep, covers with double gilt rule border, spines ruled gilt in compartments, red and green labels. Occasional ink marginalia in French in a neat contemporary italic hand. Spines worn at head and foot, joints of volume 3 split in top compartment, those of volume 1 split in bottom compartment, still perfectly strong, corners worn. Covers a little scraped and soiled in places. First and last leaves browned from the leather turn ins, and last leaves of volume two a little stained. Fourth edition, first published in 1776, a reprint of the textually important third edition of 1784. There is, however, a special "advertisement" to the fourth edition in which Smith declares that he is now "at liberty to acknowledge my very great obligations to Mr. Henry Hop of Amsterdam. To that gentleman I owe the most distinct, as well as liberal information, concerning a very interesting and important subject, the Bank of Amsterdam". A good set in an attractive contemporary binding.

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        Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, etc. Traduit de l'anglais, enrichi de notes & des éclaircissemnets nécessaires, & augmenté d'un voyage en Norvège. Par Mr. P. H. Mallet. Ouvrage orné des cartes géographiques, portraits, plans et figures en taille-douce. I-III.

      Genève., 1786. 8vo. Samtidige skinnryggbind med tittelfleter i lysebrunt og svart skinn. XII, 380 ; (4), 404 ; (4), 293 s. Med kobberstukne folpekart og portretter.. Iflg. Schiötz ble det utgitt et fjerde bind. Materien med noen bruksspor

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        Autograph Document Signed.

      1786 - Exceedingly rare and historically important A.D.S., 2 pages, oversize folio, signed twice "Barnabas Binney" (obverse and recto), November 21, 1786. Binney is considered one of the most honorable and compassionate surgeons to have served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The war took a terrible toll on Binney's life and he died at age thirty-six in Philadelphia. In this document, Binney is agreeing to sell his various accumulated parcels of land under the guidance of Samuel Nicholson, in small part: ".in consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds Pennsylvania currency.I do hereby assign unto Samuel Nicholson, of the County of Franklin, all my right and title in the following parcels (he proceeds to list extensive real estate holdings)." Also signed by George Bryan (1731-1791) First Vice President of Pennsylvania and it's second President following the Declaration of Independence, outlining the arrangement that has been made with "Dr. Barnabas Binney".

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        Antiquities of Great-Britain Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castles and Churches Now existing

      London: T Hearne & W. Byrne, 1786. Newly rebound in Half Brown Leather gilt lettering on spine and front panel label. Cloth boards, new endpapers. 50 engravings from drawings by Hearne almost every one still with its original tissue guard. Descriptions of each engraving are in English and French. Several plates are stained but most are relatively clean. List of subscribers included. The engravings are wonderful and this is a exceptionally rare item.. 1st?. Half Leather. VG/No Jacket. Illus. by Thomas Hearne. Oblong Octavo.

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        Characaturas by Leonardo da Vinci from Drawings by Winceslaus Hollar out of the Portland Museum

      [London] Published as the Act directs Nov 1. 1786 by John Clarke, N. 291 Strand, 1786. FIRST EDITION. 4to, 244 x 200 mms., fine engraved portrait of da Vinci as frontispiece, engraved title-page, and 17 engraved plates (on recto only), original boards, with letter-press for a "Family Bible" off-setting on front boards; small ink stain on title-page, spine defective, joints cracked and tender. Winceslaus Hollar (1607 - 1677) was born in Prague but died in London, having joined the household staff of Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel and settling in England in 1637. At the end of his life he had produced some 2700 etchings. Richard Pennington in his Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar (1982) says of this publication that "It is a book of sixty-four heads, four to a plate, but so crudely etched as to make one sceptical of the assertion that they are really based on drawings by H[ollar]."

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        Poetical Works

      London: Printed for J. Buckland, 1786. 8vo., vii, 343pp. Full calf with gilt backstrip, bookplate of William John Home Mylne of Amwell and signature of an earlier relation. Annotations and underlinings in a contemporary hand on several pages, particularly on those of ÒAmwell: A Descriptive PoemÓ. Covers worn with some loss of calf, upper cover partially detached, occasional foxing but plates very good, especially those by Blake. Second edition of the collected poems of John Scott of Amwell (1731-1783). The poems are mainly pastoral in nature but include twenty eight odes on sometimes unexpected subjects, notably ÒThe Mexican ProphecyÓ in which a band of magicians loyal to Montezuma attempt to destroy CortesÕ army but instead are visited by a demon who predicts the fall of the Mexican empire. Four of the fourteen plates (including a scene from ÒThe Mexican ProphecyÓ) were engraved by Blake after Stothard. Essick, CBI, IX. ESTC T174440.

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        A Narrative of the Two Aerial Voyages of Doctor Jeffries with Monsieur Blanchard

      London: Printed for the author and sold [by J.Robson], 1786 London: Printed for the author and sold [by J.Robson], 1786. First Edition. Brockett 6577; Gamble 4878. Lacking the frontispiece. 11.25" x 9". 4 + 60 pp + 1. 3/4 morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Some darkening and marginal staining to the contents, minor soiling, title page worn and chipped with repairs, plate of The Column marginally chipped, backed with tissue. Old ink inscription at title page top: "Walter Cumming {?} from his friend George Jeffrey". 1906 rubberstamp of Boston Medical Library at center of title page. Overall, very good. One of the rarest of English-language pieces on lighter-than-air aviation. Two Aerial Voyages is Dr. Jeffries' account of his two historic ballooning voyages: "The first voyage, on the Thirtieth of November, 1784, from London to Kent; The Second, on the Seventh of January, 1785, from England into France." The landing spot, in the Forest of Guines, in France, is memorialized by "The Column" (rear engraving). A historic rarity on two counts: it is the first English-language treatise on aeronautics by an American, and it's the record of the first crossing of the English Channel by a balloonist. L23

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        Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten

      Johann Friedrich Harttnoch, Riga, 1786. Second Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. The second edition of one of Kant's major works and a touchstone of moral philosophy, published a year after the first edition. Early half leather over boards, spine and corners rubbed, front joint cracked, library stamps to title and title verso and pocket at rear. Modest foxing and browning, heavier in spots. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Inventory No: 044154. .

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        Autograph Document Signed

      1786. unbound. Exceedingly rare and historically important A.D.S., 2 pages, oversize folio, signed twice "Barnabas Binney" (obverse and recto), November 21, 1786. Binney is considered one of the most honorable and compassionate surgeons to have served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The war took a terrible toll on Binney's life and he died at age thirty-six in Philadelphia. In this document, Binney is agreeing to sell his various accumulated parcels of land under the guidance of Samuel Nicholson, in small part: " consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds Pennsylvania currency...I do hereby assign unto Samuel Nicholson, of the County of Franklin, all my right and title in the following parcels (he proceeds to list extensive real estate holdings)..." Also signed by George Bryan (1731-1791) First Vice President of Pennsylvania and it's second President following the Declaration of Independence, outlining the arrangement that has been made with "Dr. Barnabas Binney"...

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        History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North. Translated from the German of John Reinhold Forster and Elucidated by a New and Original Map of the Countries Situated about the North Pole

      Dublin: Luke White. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Some loss to title panel. Slight mis-creasing to fold-out map with small closed tear - no loss. Light foxing throughout. Ink inscription to fep. 1786. First Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xvi; 489pp + index. .

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        Cipriani's rudiments of Drawing Engraved by F. Bartolozzi

      London, Pub.d as the Act directs, 1786-96. 1786 In 4° oblungo. Frontespizio e 9 bellissime tavole stampate in seppia. Due tavole sono del 1786 (data della prima edizione), il frontespizio e 7 tavole sono del 1796. Esemplare fresco. Le incisioni di Bartolozzi, eseguite con la sua caratteristica tecnica del puntinato, riprendono i disegni di Cipriani (occhi, orecchie, nasi, bocche, mani, piedi e volti). Legatura novecentesca in cartone ricoperto. (Cicognara, 293 per l'edizione del 1796).

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      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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Yorkshire Magazine: or Universal Repository of Arts, Sciences, and various other branches of Polite Literature,

      York: T Wilson, R Spence, and Crask & Lund., 1786 All printed. In quarter green cloth with grey boards, corners and edges bumped and worn, some marks. Spine, relaid, titles in green ink to new white paper label. Internally, hinges strengthened, engraved title page with vignette with writer, [2], [1], 2-380 pp, 10 pls (1 folding), 1 vignette, (+ the tp), some leaf edges chipped and worn. The only year this periodical was produced, the pagination is complete however it does not have entries for March!. Uncommon, not at auction since before 1974.Includes biography, natural history, anecdotes, poetry, correspondence, mortality bills for York, with monthly occurrences at London and York, births, marriages, deaths, monthly weather tables. Includes numbered articles: The trifler.

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        Cipriani's rudiments of Drawing Engraved by F. Bartolozzi

      London, Pub.d as the Act directs, 1786-96. 1786 In 4° oblungo. Frontespizio e 9 bellissime tavole stampate in seppia. Due tavole sono del 1786 (data della prima edizione), il frontespizio e 7 tavole sono del 1796. Esemplare fresco. Le incisioni di Bartolozzi, eseguite con la sua caratteristica tecnica del puntinato, riprendono i disegni di Cipriani (occhi, orecchie, nasi, bocche, mani, piedi e volti). Legatura novecentesca in cartone ricoperto. (Cicognara, 293 per l'edizione del 1796).

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        Scherzi poetici composti da Lometo Gobarlosi Tomo primo secondo terzo e quarto

      [700 manoscritto Arezzo]4 volumi ben legati in solido cartonato originale ricoperto in bella carta marmorizzata colorata a mano. Alla prima carta del primo volume vecchia notazione a penna : "il detto nome anagrammatico (Loreto Gobalosi) è di bartolomeo Golfi. Aretino valente e comico." manoscritto cartaceo autografo, vergato in chiara grafia composto da pagine 146+146+117+51+39 bianche. Per notizie biografiche di questo curioso personaggio aretino (1754 - 1818) vedi Massetani n°1934. Altre notizie sono nel manoscritto 24 della biblioteca civica della città di Arezzo la quale sembra non possedere nessuno scritto del golfi e nessun suo autografo.Questi quattro volumi contengono centinaia di composizioni di vario genere con nomi, luoghi e date che vanno dal 1786 al 1817. Il primo volume contiene un indice e una dedica al lettore: "amico lettore chiunque scrive lo fa col fine di piacere a se medesimo, e di essere compatito da gli altri...". Elenchiamo una piccola parte di nomi, fatti e date contenute nei 4 volumi: Tomo I Nozze di faustina Albergotti, Viaggio del pontefice Pio VI, Il pallone volante in Arezzo, Sonetto del Pignotti, Nuova legge dei campi santi, Metastasio, recita dell'estate del 1786, commedia recitata in Arezzo nel carnevale del 1787, marchesa Maria Merlini di Forlì, Pietro Benaglia. Tomo II: Luigi Mazzotti parla alla Bettina Mancini, Dott. Nicolò Brilandi, Morte de re di Spagna, Pietro Mazotti primo amoroso, Isacco Salomone Levi a vent' anni si battezza nel duomo di Alessandria 1789, conquista sopra belgrado, Alessandra Paris prima attrice, morte dell'imperatore Giuseppe II con iscrizione sepolcrale sopra la porta della chiesa di S. Fedele in Milano, Girolamo Sommariva, nozze Maria Visconti e Filippo Puntiroli. Tomo III: Sebastiano Guerini, Avvocato Carlo Federici, addio per la Cavalletti Ancona 1796, Genova per la Guerra udine 1799, Ronzoni parma 1796, invitando un amico alle nozze dette maiale: battaglia di Austerlitz terzine recitate all'accademia di Arezzo x ottobre 1810, al tegoleto per una pioggia, laGiuditta quadro del Sign. Benvenuti Collocato nella catteredale di Arezzo, sonetto per il Vasari, col Sabatini a tavola. Tomo IV: Al Petrarca , sestine recitate all'aperturadella R. Accademia Aretina nella sala di casa Azzi il 20 Luglio 1810, morte di Priamo, quadro del sig, pietro benvenuti, ritorno in Toscana di S.A. Ferdinando alla pubblica accademia il 24 Luglio 1814 eseguita per la prima volta nella pubblica libreria di fraternita, lode del Pignotti per l'accademia Luglio 1816, al nuovo priore nella chiesa di S. Martino sopra Battifolle, per l'amico Fausto Albergotti nell'accademia 4 maggio 1817, corale per la venuta in Arezzo come commissario imperiale del nobile Tommaso Bucci Mattei di Monte San Savino, Scherzo al dott. Antonio Loreti che promise a me un canario di cova, ecc... ecc... Il manoscritto è in eccellente stato di conservazione e perfetta leggibilità e proviene dalla biblioteca nobiliare dei signori Fubghini di Arezzo. L'Autore fu valente commediografo e comico aretino che meriterebbe uno studio più approfondito. Questo nostro manoscritto in 4 volumi sembra essere la sua opera più ingenteche frà l'altro contiene una grande quantità di notizie su Arezzo e dintorni. Il Massetani n°1934 da notizia dell'esistenza di 3 volumi posseduti dal Cav. pereira suo, zio. Provenienza: Archivio privato di importante famiglia Patrizia di Arezzo. 1979. [f84] manoscritto

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        Mémoires d'Anne de Gonzagues Princesse Palatine.

      s.n.,, A Londres, (et se trouve a Paris, 1786 - Cm. 19,5, pp. (4) xv (1) 267 (1). Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Piccole lacune alle cuffie, peraltro ben conservato. Edizione originale di quest'opera attribuita da Barbier a Gabriel Senac de Meilhan. Interessante fonte di notizie sulla figura di Anna di Gonzaga che partecipò alla guerra civile francese del 1648-1653. L'avvertimento dell'editore vuole far credere (come spesso accadeva) che le presenti memorie siano tratte da un manoscritto biografico ritrovato, ma già Sainte-Beuve metteva in dubbio la paternità dell'opera per il fatto che Anna di Gonzaga non aveva dimostrato nei suoi epistolari grande abilità nella scrittura. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - ESPLÉNDIDOS GRABADOS Y RARÍSIMOS IMPRESOS LIMEÑOS Y ECUATORIANOSCOLECCIÓN DE SERMONES Y ORACIONES FÚNEBRES DEL SIGLO XVIII IMPRESOS MAYORITARIAMENTE EN LIMA Y QUITO.Dos tomos encuadernados de la época en pasta española con tejuelo y filetes dorados en lomo y planos. Cortes tintados.Ejemplar proveniente de la biblioteca de Joaquin de Arteaga Azcano, Duque del Infantado y Marqués de Santillana con su exlibris grabado en la guarda.TOMO IºCastan, Felipe. ELOGIO FÚNEBRE DEL RMO. P. M. FR. FRANCISCO XAVIER VAZQUEZ DE SANDOVAL Y ROMERO. PRONUNCIADO EN LAS EXEQUIAS QUE LE HIZO SU PROVINCIA DE LIMA EN I. DE JUNIO DE M.DCC.LXXXVI [Sigue:] Rueda, Bernardo. RELACIÓN DE LAS EXEQUIAS QUE A LA MEMORIA DEL RMO. P. M. FR. FRANCISCO XAVIER VAZQUEZ, PRIOR GENERAL DEL ORDEN DE ERMITAÑOS DE N. P. S. AGUSTÍN, CELEBRÓ LA PROVINCIA DE PERÚ DEL MISMO ORDEN EN LA IGLESIA DE SU CONVENTO GRANDE DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GRACIA DE LA CIUDAD DE LIMA. ESCRÍBELA Lima, Imprenta Real de los Huérfanos, 1786. 15 hojas, 80 páginas, 2 hojas de Epitaphium y XXXII páginas.Palau 47431. Medina, Lima, 1624. Sabin, 11375. Leclerc, 1703.Ejemplares en la RAH y en Cádiz sin la continuación de Bernardo Rueda.Marimon, Juan de. ORACIÓN FÚNEBRE QUE A LA VENERABLE MEMORIA DEL HERMANO FRAY FRANCISCO VERASTEGUI, RELIGIOSO LEGO DEL ORDEN DE N. P. S. FRANCISCO, DISPUSO LA COMUNIDAD DE LA STA. RECOLECCIÓN DE ESTA CIUDAD DE LIMA, EN ESTE CONVENTO GRANDE DE JESÚS, PROVINCIA DE LOS DOCE APOSTOLES. DÍXOLA Lima, en la Imprenta Real, 1767 Portada con orla grabada, hoja con escudo grabado en el verso, 25 hojas, 62 páginas. La portada algo justa del margen derecho.Palau 151879. Medina, Lima, 1260. No en Sabin.Universidad de Sevilla y Oñate, éste con únicamente 10 hojas al principio.Alvitez, Alexo. PUNTUAL DESCRIPCIÓN, FÚNEBRE LAMENTO, Y SUMPTUOSO TÚMULO, DE LA REGIA DOLIENTE POMPA, CON QUE LA SANTA IGLESIA METROPOLITANA DE LA CIUDAD DE LOS REYES, LIMA, CORTE DE LA AMERICA AUSTRAL, MANDÓ SOLEMNIZAR LAS REALES EXEQUIAS DE LA SERENÍSIMA SEÑORA, LA SEÑORA DOÑA MARIANA JOSEPHA DE AUSTRIA [Lima, 1757] Portada, hojas de erratas impresa en verso, 237 páginas, 4 hojas. Lámina grabada plegada de 42,5 x 29,5 cm. de plancha con la inscripción "Fr. Anto. Contreras Osr. Be. Me. de Mercede deline. et sculpsit 1756".Palau 10118. Medina, Lima, 1103. Después de las 237 páginas debe figurar: Oración fúnebre que a la memoria de. Doña Mariana Josepha de Austria, Reyna de Portugal. en las reales exequias que solemnizó en la Iglesia Cathedral de la ciudad de los Reyes. / dixo. F. Francisco Ponze de León, del Orden. de la Merced. con 53 hojas.Un único ejemplar en la Real Academia de la Historia de Madrid.Borda y Orozco, Joseph Antonio. RELACION DE LAS REALES EXEQUIAS, QUE A LA MEMORIA DE LA REYNA MMADRE, NUESTRA SEÑORA, DOÑA ISABEL FARNESIO, MANDO HACER EN LA CIUDAD DE LOS REYES, CAPITAL DE LA AMÉRICA MERIDIONAL, [Sigue:] Orrantia, Tomas de. ORACIÓN FÚNEBRE QUE EN LAS EXEQUIAS DE LA REYNA MADRE ISABEL FARNESIO Lima, Imprenta Real, 1768. Portada, 130 páginas, una hoja con Estado de la tropa reglada y de Milicias de la Ciudad de Lima y las Inmediaciones. Lámina grabada plegada 46,5 x 34,5 cm. de plancha con la inscripción al pie: "Vazquez Sculp. Lima Año 1768" (mínimo esguince en el pliego sin pérdida alguna) y 3 hojas, 50 páginas, 1 hoja.Palau 32981. Medina, Lima, 1271. Sabin 6404. Wanatabe 2459.Museo del Prado, ejemplar Cervelló.TOMO IIºDelso, Agustín. RELACIÓN DE LAS EXEQUIAS QUE A LA MEMORIA DE N. SS. P. CLEMENTE X CELEBRÓ LA PRONVINCIA DE LOS SS. DOCE APOSTOLES DE LA ORDEN DE S. FRANCISCO EN LA IGLESIA DE SU CONVENTO GRANDE DE JESUS DE LA CIUDAD DE LIMA. EXCRÍBELA Lima, Imprenta de los Niños Huérfanos, 1776. 29 hojas. Una lámina grabada plegada de 40 x 28 cm. Con inscripción al pie: "Joseph Vazquez Sculp. Lim. Añ. 1777". La portada está manuscrita.Palau 70249, cita la descripción errónea de un catálogo de Vindel pero refiere la correcta de Medina, Lima, 1407. No en Sabin.Ejemplares en la Biblioteca Hispánica del

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        Numa Pompilius second roi de Rome.

      Didot l'aîné, Paris 1786 - Paris, Didot l'Aîné, 1786. 2 volumes petit in-12, maroquin vert, dos lisses ornés, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, tranches dorées. Chiffres "GW" sur les plats (Comte allemand). Edition sans gravures. Ex-libris. Charmante édition dans un bel état de fraîcheur. Dos légèrement insolé. Livres

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        A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South and West Indies, wherein are exactly the Described the United States of North America as well as the Several European Possessions according to the Preliminaries of Peace signed at Versailles Jan. 20, 1783.

      Robert Sayer, London 1786 - Outstanding wall map of the Americas and West Indies, reflecting the political boundaries decided upon in the Treaty of Versailles or Peace of Paris of 1783 which ended the American Revolutionary War. Fantastically detailed topographical and geographical elements, place names and Native American tribes. Shows "River of the West" with a dotted line. Features the rarely noted mythical Chinese colony of "Fou Sang" on the northwest coast. Includes elaborate title cartouche with an alligator, waterfall, palm trees and other flora. Includes an inset of northern Canada featuring Hudson and Baffin Bays, and an inset listing political land holdings, which are also represented through color outline: British holdings in red, American in green, Spanish in yellow and French in blue. Light overall offsetting. Minor toning along join to both panels. Small tear to bottom edge of top panel. Map in four sheets joined into two panels (top and bottom). Engraving with original hand outline color. Each panel measures about 20.25" x 46 5/8".

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        Pittaus Aracanga (scarlet macaw)

      Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1836)Original watercolor for Abbildungen Und Beschreibungen Merkwurdiger Naturgeschichtlicher GegenstandePrinted in Nuremberg 1816-182272 natural history hand-colored engravings including birds by Carl Wilhelm Hahn10 1/2? x 8?; 16 1/2? x 14 1/2? framed(professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass)Carl Wilhelm Hahn was a German scientist of natural history, studying the nature of birds as well as spiders. His primary focus was devoted to the study of spiders which resulted in a publication of over 3,000 images entitled, Monograph of Spinner and Die Arachnidan, completed only after his death in 1857.He was also quite fascinated with ornithological studies which resulted in the collaboration of the publication of a two volume work with Johann Wolf, Abbildungen Und Beschreibengen Merkwurdiger naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstande (translated as The Natural History of Unusual Birds and other Animals with Illustations and Desciptions) published in Nuremberg from 1816-1822. These extraordinary original watercolors of a blue bird and parrot were two of only a few of Hahn?s studies used in this publication. The detail and accuracy of this painting are lovely. Hahn was concerned not only with the scientific accuracy of the Ibis, but also capturing the individuality and characteristic traits of its personality.

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        Plan de la Ville du Cap Francois et de ses Environs

      Paris, 1786. Detailed hand coloured engraved plan of the city. Fine condition. 23 x 16.5in

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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

      London:: Printed for G. Kearsley, et al.. 1786.. 12mo: A - R6. 6-1/2" x 3-5/8". 2nd edition, with Large Additions, Improvements, and Appendix. xii, 188, [4] pp (including Index).. Period full calf, with maroon leather title label to spine second compartment.. Front joint tender, though held solidly by cords. Bottom inch of. leather lacking from spine. Small piece missing from lower margin of. D5 [no text affected]. Withal, a VG copy of a scarce book.. Heydon evidently a pseudonym based on Sir Christopher Heydon [1561 - 1623], a 17th C. writer on astrology. & & Fairly uncommon title on the subject: OCLC shows just 3 institutional holdings, none in the US. ESTC [T107420] shows 2 cc in the US. ABPC shows no copies at auction these last 30+ years. . Folding frontis, with explanatory note after the title leaf. 17 tables & diagrams. Tailpiece.

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