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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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        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 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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        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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        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

      Luke White, Dublin 1786 - xvi; 489pp + index. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Portrait. Bildnis des Carel Wouter Visscher 1734-1802). Halbfigur nach halblinks in Oval, unten Schriftsockel mit Inschrift "Mr Carel Wouter Fisscher Pensionaris der Stad Amsterdam. Kupferstich (von Johann Friedrich Bause nach Isaak Schmidt). Exemplar bzw. Abzug vor Einfügung des Stechernamens im ersten Plattenzustand.,

      (Leipzig), (1786). - Blattgröße: 475 x 310 mm - Plattengröße: 395 x 290 mm. *Vischer war Pensionär (Minister) und Politiker der Stadt Amsterdam in politisch bewegter Zeit Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Er war einer der Führer der Patrioten und ein Gegner der Todesstrafe. - Nagler 1, S. 326 ff: "[Bause] gehört zu den vorzüglichsten deutschen Kupferstechern . Die Bekanntschaft mit Wille . gereichten ihm zu großem Nutzen . umso verdienstlicher aber sind die Bildnisse berühmter Männer, die er mehrenteils nach den Gemälden von A. Graff stach. - Sehr seltene Arbeit von Bause in großem Format, hier im ersten Druckzustand vor dem Namen des Künstlers. Keil 214 I (Catalog des Kupferstichwerkes von Johann Friedrich Bause): "Von grosser Seltenheit". Diepenbroick 27046 (II. Zustand). Kräftiger gratiger Abzug von großer Platte. Sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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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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      New York: Printed and sold by Hugh Gaine, [1786].. 199,[5]pp. plus fifteen unprinted interleaves. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Calf scuffed and worn, perishing at spine and extremities. Toning in margins of outer leaves, else internally clean and bright. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Pintard on titlepage, additional contemporary ink and pencil inscriptions in blank preliminaries and several interleaves. Very good. John Pintard's copy of GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER and almanac for 1787, published by the prominent printer Hugh Gaine. Pintard (1759-1844) was a prominent New York merchant and philanthropist, noted for his early efforts in the preservation of historical manuscripts and his roles in founding the New- York Historical Society, General Theological Seminary, and the American Bible Society. Pintard's personal library formed the cornerstone of the archive of the New-York Historical Society, where his portrait by Trumbull now hangs. Gaine's register includes printings of the Articles of Confederation and several treaties between America and different European powers, as well extensive descriptions of different American states and regions, with lists of government officials, institutions, trade regulations, etc. DRAKE 6093. EVANS 35836. NAIP w032468. DAB XIV, pp.629-30.

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      Madrid, por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1786 - 1788. Cuatro tomos en 4to.; 2 hs., 361 pp. + 382 pp. + 2 hs., 409 pp. + 396 pp. Con una lámina grabada en cobre por Mariano Brandi sobre dibujo de José Jimeno. Ejemplar con rastros marginales de humedad en el tomo cuarto. Primera edición. Encuadernación de época en piel marbreada, con lomeras ornadas. - La recepción española del «Bildungsroman», la novela sobre la educación, caracterizada por una inflación del discurso, de las ideas y hasta de la propia tesis sustentada. En el caso del «Eusebio», en la línea del «Emilio» de Rousseau, obra del jóven novicio alicantino jesuíta expulso, residente en Ferrara, donde se secularizó en 1769, se trata de uno de los grandes éxitos de venta —se llegaron a vender 70.000 ejemplares— y de lectura en la España de finales del Siglo XVIII, debido en buena parte a sus problemas con la Inquisición que acabaría prohibiendo la obra en 1799. Volvió a España en 1800 y volvió a ser expulsado en 1801, para acabar sus dias en Italia. Una azarosa existencia a caballo de la utopía, a la búsqueda de una sociedad justa, fraternal y solidaria donde se integrasen la felicidad del individuo y la de la república.

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        A Description of the Antiquities and Curiosities in Wilton-House

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

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        1- Analyse des ouvrages de J.J. Rousseau de Genève, et de M. Court de Gebelin, Auteur du 'Monde Primitif' ; Par un solitaire. Genève, Barthélemy Chirol et à Paris et Veuve Duchesne, 1785. 235 p. 2- Examen des systèmes de J.J. Rousseau de Genève, et de M. Court de Gebelin, Auteur du 'Monde Primitif' ; Pour servir de suite à l'Analyse de leurs ouvrages. Par un solitaire. Genève, Barthélemy Chirol et à Paris et Veuve Duchesne, 1786. 231 p.

      - 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné d'un décor de palette, filet ondulé et petit fer spécial répété, pièce de titre de veau vert, tranches mouchetées (petit accroc à la coif. sup.). Edition originale de deux ouvrages. Analyse des doctrines de Rousseau et de Court de Gebelin à travers leurs œuvres. Pour Rousseau, à travers les deux ‘Discours’, pour Court de Gebelin : ‘Les Devoir’ et ‘Le Monde primitif’. Dans le second ouvrage (‘Examen des systèmes’), l'auteur se défend de mener une réfutation des deux auteurs, mais revendique un examen contradictoire et approfondi de leur "système" sur les questions de "perfectibilité de l'espèce humaine" (II, p. 9), de l'origine de l'Homme et de l'influence de la société sur son développement. (Conlon, 'Ouvrages relatifs à J.J. Rousseau', n° 695 et 724. France littéraire, V, 114. Leblanc, n° 158 et 159). De la bibliothèque d'H. Châtelain, avec sa petite signature ex-libris datée de 1799. Très bon exemplaire, très bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1786. SAVARY, Claude Etienne. LETTRES SUR L'EGYPTE, ou l'on offre le parallele des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitans, ou l'on decrit l'etat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement, l'ancienne Religion du pays, & la descente de S. Louis a Damiette, tiree de Joinville & des Auteurs Arabes, avec Cartes Geographiques. Paris: Chez Onfroi, Libraire, 1786. Second edition, revised and corrected. In three volumes: xii, 396; [iv], 396; [iv], 304pp. Illustrated with four folding, engraved plates: three maps, and one plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. 8vo., contemporary full calf, lettered in gilt to spine, decorative stamping in gilt to spine and to the fore-edges of the boards, top edge stained. The volumes are quite clean, showing only occasional light foxing; bookplate to front pastedown. One map has a careful paper repair to the reverse. The gilt to the spine has dulled and is worn away in places; there is some rubbing to joints and extremities. Still a lovely and attractive set of Savary's survey of ancient and contemporary Egypt, which is notable for its quotation of scarce and almost unknown Arabic writers. (Brunet).

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      - En 5 tomos de 12,5 x 20. T. I; CCXXIII + 224 págs. T. II: XV + 447. T. III: XV + 591. T. IV: XIII + 510. T. V: XXVI + 482. Encuadernación origial de Sancha. Plena piel ricamente decorada en lomo con dorados y tejelos Lugar: Madrid, Editorial: Antonio de Sancha, Año: 1786-94 Notas: Bella primera edición. Preceden unas atinadas observaciones críticas sobre la excelencia de la lengua castellana, y siguen trozos selectos de nuestros mejores escritores en prosa, con rasgos biográficos, juicios críticos y vocabularios de las voces antiguas y desusadas. Es obra estimada y escasea.

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        The Rich Man Being Led To Hell

      John Boydell, 1786. Proof before letters. Mezzotint. Not in Wessely.. 20 1/8 x 28 1/2". 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.

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        Collectanea ad botanicam, chemiam, et historiam naturalem spectantia, cum figuris. Vols. I-V. (complete)

      Vindobonae (Vienna), Wappler, 1786-1796. Five parts in five. 4to. Part I (1786) [1]-386 pp., 22 hand-coloured engraved plates; II (1788) [1]-374 pp., 18 pls (13 hc); III (1789) [1]-306 pp., 23 pls. (20 hc); IV (1790) 359 pp., 27 hc pls.; V (1796) [1]-171 pp, 16 hc plates., for a total of 106 plates of which 98 are finely coloured by hand. Uniformly bound in near contemporary full calf with gilt borders, spine with five raised bands, rich gilt ornaments on top and bottom, blind-tooled compartments and two red morocco labels with gilt titles and volume numbers. All edges gilt.* Important series of original papers, with esthetical and taxonomical value, by Nicolai Josephi Jacquin (1727-1817), the entomologist F. X. Wulfen, F. Tihavsky, and N. Host. Jacquin was one of the first to follow the Linnaean binominal system. Most plates depict flowering plants, lichens and marine algae, some also (or predominantly) show insects. Three plates contain snakes (Reptilia), which is found in the section "Amphibiologica" by Nicolai Host (part IV). Part V ends with a general index. According to Stafleu & Cowan the dates printed on the title pages are at least one year off, and should actually be 1787, 1789, 1791, 1791, 1797. All plates are of the highest quality. Especially the lichens are extremely beautiful in colouring and details. A few plates are not coloured, apparently intentionally so. Small bookplate on top outer margin of front pastedown. Apart from a short tear in one of the endpapers and some slight age-toning to a few text pages a perfect set. It is extremely rare to see a complete set in such fine condition. Only four complete copies have been on auction in the last 40 years, but always in much less good condition. Nissen BBI, 970; Pritzel, 4370; Stafleu & Cowan, 3253; Junk Rara, 42.

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

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        Manuscript memorandum to Lord Sydney

      Burton Pynsent, Somerset,: 5 October, 1786.. Manuscript note in ink on paper, 102 x 182 mm; in good condition; evidently once mounted in an album. A short memorandum written by the Prime Minister from his private country house to Lord Sydney as Home Secretary. Pitt is returning the 'dispatches to Gibraltar and Algiers which he received by the Post this evening, and has marked some words in the letter... which if Lord Sydney approve of it, he thinks might as well be omitted...'. Pitt's legible hand is difficult to decipher only in his identification of the recipient of the draft letter to which he refers, which may read 'letter to Bey', the title by which the ruler of Algiers was still known at the time.This slight document has an appeal in making the connection between these two men just six weeks after Pitt's government had made the formal decision to send convicts to Botany Bay, to a place that would shortly be named for his Home Secretary.

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        The Fortune Teller

      London: Published by J. R. Smith, No. 83 Oxford Street, May 22, 1786. 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. 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

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        Silva: Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propogation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions WITH Terra

      London and Edinburgh: A. Ward for J. Dodsley et al, 1786. Two volumes bound as one; [56], 649pp, [11]; [8], 74pp, [14]. Rebound using original boards, smooth spine, divided into six panels by gilt rolls, author and title to second panel. Spine slightly faded, some wear to board edges. Internally some light browning and occasional light foxing, usual light off-setting from plates, but generally fairly clean. Silva with portrait frontispiece, forty plates (one folding) and one folding table, Terra (published a year later in York) has a plate and a folding table, and includes the uncommon prospectus for the printing of this edition of Silva. Henrey 138; Nissen DBB:615. First Thus. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 4to.

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        Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse nach Linneischer Ordnung.

      - Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1786-1789. 6 parts bound in 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. 72, with 300 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates [Together with:] ZORN, J. Auswahl schöner und seltener Gewächse als Fortsetzung der Amerikanischen Gewächse. Nürnberg, im Verlag der Raspeschen Handlung, 1795-1798. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. 1-58; 33-52; 53-68. 5 parts bound in 3 volumes. With a handcoloured engraved frontispiece plate and 250 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform calf, spines with yellow gilt lettered label (one volume with skilful repair at head of spine, some slight wear to bindings). A fine copy of this great classic on the botany of the West Indies and Central America, together with the 3 supplementary volumes which are of the greatest rarity.In 1763 Jacquin's "Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia", was published of which only 3 coloured copies exist. 17 years later a larger edition appeared with original watercolours of which only 18 copies were printed. In order to make this important publication available to a larger public Zorn published the present 8vo edition with handcoloured plates on a reduced format. Although not as rare as the coloured Jacquin edition it is also very scarce. The work is the result of Jacquin's travels in the West-Indies and tropical America in 1754-59. The first volume is dated 1789 and is a reissue of the 1785 edition. The numbering of the pages of the second work is erratic but agrees with Stafleu & Cowan and is complete.Junk Rara I, p. 15; Nissen BBI, 2204 & 2205; Stafleu & Cowan 18.748 & 18.749. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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