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        The Observer : being a collection of moral, literary and familiar essays [5 volumes]

      London : printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1786-1791, 1786. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 5 v. ; 19cm. Notes: Anonymous. By Richard Cumberland. Vol. 1-3 were published in 1786, v. 4 in 1788 and v. 5 in 1791. Subjects: Conduct of life - Early works to 1800. Greek literature - History and criticism - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC, T181088. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Label to vol. 3 is worn with loss. Spine bands and panel edges slightly worn and rubbed as with age. Hinges starting in places. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Carta Esferica DE LA COSTA DE ESPANA en el Mediterraneo

      Atlas Maritimo de Espana., 1786.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition. Some expert repairs to lower edge. Size: 81 x 55.5 cm. (32 x 22 inches). Splendid chart of the southern coast of Spain, the Balearic islands and North Africa. Title cartouche with decorated frame at upper left. Stamp of 'Deposito de la Marina' at top left. Tofino(1732-1795) is the best known Spanish Marine cartographer. His Atlas Maritimo established the prime meridian (0degrees) at Cadiz rather than Greenwich.

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        Minne öfver Joannes Elai Terserus, [...], som vann belöningen uti Upfostrings-sällskapet den 1 nov.

      1786. Åbo, Frenckellska boktryckeriet, 1795. 8:o. (4),240 s. Häftad i vackert samtida blått klistermarmorerat pappomslag med en bläcknumrering på främre pärmen. Ryggen ngt blekt och nött. Krossad fluga på titelsidan och några fingeravtryck i marginalerna på s. 98-99 och 178-79. Bra ex. med Carl Jedvard Bondes formklippta exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 520. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 4972. Gjörwell Förtekning 195. Med en skriftförteckning på sidorna 176-98

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Historisch-geographische Beschreibung von Hindustan. Erster Theil, welcher Tieffenthalers Beschreibung von Hindustan nebst einer Charte des alten Indien enthält. [Und:] Zweiter Theil, welcher Anmerkungen, Berichtigungen und andere Zusätze, nebst Jac. Rennells Charte von Hindustan, auf drey Blättern, und ein alphabet. Verzeichniß über diese Charte enthält.

      Berlin u. Gotha, Johann Bernoulli u. C. W. Ettinger, 1785-1786. - XXXII, 640 SS. (9), 646-712 SS. Mit 1 gefalt. gest. Karte. (Dabei, mit eigenem Titelblatt:) Alphabetisches Register zu des Hrn. Jacob Rennell [.] Map of Hindoostan, oder Land-Charte von Indien, in drey Blättern nachgestochen. Berlin, 1785. LVI SS. Mit 3 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Karten. Mod. marmorierter Pappband mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. Verkürzte Oktavausgabe (komplett in 2 Teilen mit 1 Karte) des von Bernoulli edierten Sammelwerks "Beschreibung von Hindustan"; die ausführlichere dreibändige, illustrierte Quarto-Ausgabe sollte erst 1788 komplett vorliegen. Der Basler Akademiker J. Bernoulli hatte die aufgrund 30jähriger Beobachtungen und Quellenstudien verfaßte lateinische "Descriptio Indiae" Tieffenthalers bearbeitet und in deutscher Übersetzung veröffentlicht; außerdem verleibte er dem Werk "Rennells große Karte von Hindustan ein - 'die neueste und muthmaßlich die beste' -, die im J. 1782 in London erschienen war" (Henze V, 325). De Backer/Sommervogel VIII, 21, 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Histoire des progrès navale de L?Angleterre ? nouvelle édition, corrigée, et considerablement augmentée, in 2 voll.

      G. de Bure l'ainé 1786 In 12°, pp. 2 b., 4 nn., viij, 491, 2 b. ; 2 b., 4 nn., 492, 2 b.; p/pelle coeva, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. con fregi pure in oro, fregi in oro all'unghia; le gesta di Sir Francis Drake contro gli Spagnoli nelle Indie Occidentali e in America meridionale, le lotte con la Francia per il predominio sulla pesca a Terranova e nella Baia di Hudson, la Guerra dei Sette Anni e la conquista del Canada, con le "Observations sur l'Acte de Navigation" e le "Observations sur le Traité de Paix conclu à Paris le 10 janvier 1763; con 1 tav. delle forze navali dell'Inghilterra dal 1688 al 1763, ripiegata alla fine del 2° vol.; ex libris nobiliari alle sguardie. Ottima copia. 472/24

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria La Fenice]
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        Animalcula infusoria fluviatilia et marina : quae detexit, systematice descripsit et ad vivum delineari curavit

      Hauniae / Hafniae / Copenhagen: Nicholae Molleri. 1786. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing. 4to, old calf, lvi, 367 p., 50 leaves of plates, many of which are folding and delicately colored. Good copy, binding worn, most of spine leather gone, boards nearly loose, front flyleaf gone, minor library marks to binding and with embossed stamp on title page and 'Iron City Microscopical Society' faint purple stamp to title page and one margin to text page, otherwise free of library marks. Priced to allow for rebinding. Garrison Morton 2466. Dictionary of Scientific Biography: "It was during Muller's years as a tutor to Sigismund Schulin, the son of an influential noble family, that 'his pupil's mother interested him in the flora and fauna of the estate, procuring microscopes and other equipment for his growing absorption in biological studies. The mainsprings of his scientific research were his love of beauty and his discovery that previous systematists had largely neglected to take microorganisms into account. Even the smallest puddle was full of organisms, and his unique powers of observation enabled Muller to demonstrate their adaptations. Thus he stands out as the foremost representative of the Linnean period in Danish natural history. He established the classification of several groups of animals - including Hydrachnellae, Entomostraca and Infusoria - completely disregarded by Linnaeus. He pursued his zoological studies and became one of the first field naturalists, using surprisingly modern methods long before the development of experimental biology."

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies, as Revised and Proposed for the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church, at a Convention of the Said Church in the states of New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and South-Carolina, Held in Philadelphia, from September 27th to October 7th, 1785,

      Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. 12mo. Collates as a (1 [of 2] leaves) + b - e (4 leaf quires) + A - PP (4 leaf quires). a1 (title) supplied in facsimile. Lacks the Hymns after Hymn XXIII (QQ, RR, SS and TT quires, and Uu1). Closed tears to d3, N2, N3, O3, R2, and T4. e4 with marginal loss minimally affecting text. A3 with lower loss of approximately six lines of text. A few scattered stains, and a few small pencil notes in the Psalms, otherwise pages clean and only slightly age toned. ESTCW29995. Griffiths 1786/9 (contains e quire unknown to Griffiths). Bound in brown calf with four raised bands and remains of parallel gilt bands, corners rounded with slight loss, and surface and edges scuffed. One of 4000 copies printed. A rare copy of the first proposed (and rejected) American Prayer Book in its original state.

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        Analyse Chimique et Concordance Des Trois Regnes

      Paris: L'Imprimeries Royale, 1786. Hard Cover. Very Good. A contemporary of Lavoisier and Brisson, "the verdict on Sage as a chemist is almost universally negative...If LaVoisier often cited Sage, it was not infrequently to correct his manifest errors." Most of his contemporaries viewed Sage as a successful teacher, "esteemed by his students". In Analyse Chimique Sage "set forth the doctrine that formed the basis of his teaching." (-DSB) "In spite of certain defects of scientific character...he must get credit for much excellent work. He made chemistry, hitherto neglected, not only popular but of importance for industry; he improved the art of extracting metals from their ores, and he was the first person to introduce to France systematic assaying and analysis. To him is also due the foundation of the Ecole des Mines and the Museum of Mineralogy." (Ferguson) Not in Neville. The present set is bound in leather with red spine labels. Vol 1: (4),xxxii, 431 (pagination erratic but complete, first 12 pages bound out of order), Vol 2: (4) 568, Vol 3: (4), 392, xlvii. Complete. 2 plates in Volume 1 (opp pages 78 and 79), one folding plate opp page 318 in volume 2. Joints cracked but holding on Volume 1. Chip missing from front joint Vol 2, (still sound), worn at the corners. Vol 3 minor wear at the joints. Previous owner bookplates in all three volumes. Fundamentally sound, presents nicely on the shelf. Leather a bit dry. Occasional spot internally, but generally bright and clean. Text in French.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DIETER SCHIERENBERG BV]
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        Escuela de Costumbres ó Reflexiones Morales e Historicas sobre las Maximas de la Sabiduría. Obra util a los jovenes y a toda clase de personas para conducirse en el mundo. Escrita en frances por... y traducida fielmente al Castellano por Don Ignacio Garcia Malo

      Madrid, por Don Blas Román, Don Ramón Verges, Imprenta Villalpando y Viuda e Hijo de Marín, 1786-1824-1797-1797. Cuatro tomos en 8vo.; 2 hs., XXX-430 pp., 1 h. + 1 h., 366 pp. + 2 hs., 386 pp., + 1 h. 360 pp. Enc. en piel marbreada con tejuelos, no uniforme El joven Duchesne entró en la Compañía de Jesús en 1746 y fue Profesor en Metz, Verdun y Pont-à-Mousson. Abandonó la Compañía en 1762, antes de la Supresión de la misma, y con el nombre de Abbé Blanchard se retiró a Bélgica residiendo siete años en Namur ocupado en tareas pedagógicas y publicando allí «L'École des Mœurs» en donde se trata de adaptar la educación cristiana a los principios del «Emile» de Rousseau.

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

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

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        THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE. With an account of the decline of the Roman Empire, and a view of the progress of society. From the rise of the modern Kingdoms to the peace of Paris, in 1763. In a series of letters from a nobleman to his Son. A New edition

      G. G. J and J. Robinson. London.,1786. New edition. 5 volumes. 8vo. Previous owners name written neatly on title pages. Very good set in contemporary full tree calf bindings. Spines ruled in gilt. Red title and circular number labels, gilt. Hinges cracked and rubbed but all still attached. Top and bottom of spines with some minor loss and some rubbing. Overall a very good set.:

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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam, aller daselbst befindlicher Merkwürdigkeiten, und der umliegenden Gegend. 3. Aufl

      Berlin, Nicolai 1786. 21 cm. 3 Bände. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfern. Lederbände der Zeit mit 2-farbigen Rückenschildern - Berlin-Bibl. I, 52 - Becker, Nicolai Nr. 181 - Raabe, Nicolai 75 - Spieckermann 132 - "Die umfangreichste und beste Ausgabe dieses ersten "Baedekers" der preußischen Hauptstädte" (Raabe, Nicolai). Band 3 mit einem Anhang über die "vornehmsten jetzt in Berlin, Potsdam, und der umliegenden Gegend lebenden Gelehrten, Künstler und Musiker". Berlinbeschreibung aus der Zeit Friedrichs des Großen, dem sie auch gewidmet ist. "Halb Reisehandbuch, halb Adreßkalender, brachte das Werk ausführliche Mittheilungen von allem, was man über die beiden Städte zu wissen brauchte, von ihrer Geschichte, ihren Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden, ihren Einwohnern, ... von den ankommenden und abgehenden Posten, von der Taxe für Miethskutschen und Wirthshäuser" (ADB 23, 584). Die Kupfer mit Plänen von Potsdam (28x39 cm), Berlin (34x44 cm), Grundriss von Schloss Sanssouci (2) und einer Karte der Gegend um Berlin (36x46 cm). Auf den Titeln je 2 kleine Fehlstellen hinterlegt, etwas stockfleckig, Kupfer überwiegend im weißen Rand gebräunt und etwas fleckig, Band 3 Rücken oben restauriert. -

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        La Science Des Ombres, Par Rapport Au Dessin. Ouverage necessaire a ceux quiveulent dessiner l'Architecture civile

      Paris: Didot Fils, 1786. leather_bound. Contemporary tree calf. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 168 pp. 8vo, eighteen folded copper plates. The first part was originally published 1746, the conclusions in the second part apparently published later, ca.1760. A perspective and drawing manual, the first fourteen plates illustrate architectural shades and shadows; the remaining four illustrate military architecture and garden plans. The author discusses the relevance of shadow projection for the technical representation of three dimensional structures. BERLIN CATALOGUE 4734 [cites 1760 edition]. CICOGNARA 833. Gilt spine rules, crimson leather spine label, edges stained red, marbled endpapers, corners rubbed, spine gilt partly flaked, modest age-toning, one plate misfolded, last few leaves and plates stained at margin head [not affecting images or text]. Tight, crisp copy.

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        RECUEIL PRECIEUX DE LA MACONNERIE ADONHIRAMITE

      Philadelphia: Chez Philarethe. Very Good. 1786. First Edition. Hardcover. Full leather. Spine has raised bands and gilt decorated panels. Text tight, clean & Intact. 3 parts in one book. Recueil Precieux de la maconnerie Adonhiramite, premiere Partie; Seconde Partie; Manuel des Franches Maconnes, ou La Vraie Maconnerie D'Adoption, Troisieme Partie. Adonhiramite system of Freemasonary. A rare item of Masonic literature. Decorative tailpieces. Prior owners bookplate. French text. Religion ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall .

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        Francis Hopkinson Writes To Clement Biddle About A Ship Lying In Philadelphia

      ALS. 1pg. 6 ½? x 8 ½?. September 7, 1786. Philadelphia. A rare autograph letter signed ?F. Hopkinson? to ?Clement Biddle Esqr Marshall?: ?Information having been given to me that a Boat lately belonging to the Sloop Bumper now in your Custody is lying at or near Morton?s Wharf & that the Oars & Sails of said Boat are in the possession of Captain Nettle. You are hereby required to take immediate charge of the said Boat Oars & Sails until the further order of the Court of Admiralty having said for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant.?. Morton?s Wharf was prominent in Philadelphia. According to The American Book Prices Current, only thirteen Hopkinson ALsS have sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. The letter is in very fine condition with dark ink and fine paper; it has been inlaid to a larger sheet. This letter has a bold, dark autograph and some wear; it is matted with an engraving of Hopkinson to an overall size of 16 ½? by 11 ½?.

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

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

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        Traité des bandages herniaires;

      Paris, Belin, 1786. - dans lequel on trouve, indépendamment des bandages ordinaires, des machines propres à remédier aux chûtes de la matrice & du rectum, à servir de récipient dans le cas d'anus artificiel, d'incontinence d'urine, &c. &c. . Mit 14 (13 kolorierten) gefalteten Aquatintatafeln, XXXIV, 2 Blatt, 232 Seiten, 4 Blatt, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 20,5 x 13 cm, Angebunden : Jalade-Lafond, G(uillaume) : Considérations sur les bandages herniaires usités jusqu'a ce jour, et sur les bandages rénixigrades, ou nouvelle espèce de brayer. Mit 14 Kupfertafeln, XII, 104 Seiten, Paris, 1818. Einband leicht berieben, innen sauber. "J. hat sich besonders um die Vervollkommnung der Bruchbänder wesentliche Verdienste erworben. Die von ihm im Jahre 1773 der Pariser Akademie vorgelegten drei verschiedenen Arten Bruchbänder, für den einfachen, den doppelten Leisten- und den Nabelbruch, wurden von dieser Körperschaft für zweckmässig befunden. heute noch lesenswerthe Schrift" (H./H.).

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        INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      London: for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1786. 3 volumes. An especially early printing, the fourth, only the second of the octavo editions, the last edition with any changes, includes a new preface never before printed, issued only 10 years after the first 2 vol. quarto edition. 8vo, beautiful three-quarter polished calf in fine antique style over marbled paper covered boards, red morocco lettering labels gilt, the spine in compartments separated by gilt bands, gilt central devices in the compartments. viii, 499 + errata; vi, 518, [5] Appendix + errata; v + errata, 465, (47) index + (1) ad pp. A remarkably fine and handsome set, the text blocks completely untrimmed and with the original deckled edges as issued from the printer. Bindings in excellent condition. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK. Smith's classic work was begun at Toulouse in 1763-64 where he had travelled as guardian of Henry Scott, the young duke of Buccleuch, and in the company of David Hume, historian and fellow professor at Glasgow University. The work took shape over the next ten years and was finally published in 1776. At one point during its composition, Hume wrote that Smith was "cutting himself off entirely from human society." But his labors, however severe his methods, yielded the "first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "[I]t may be said that the WEALTH OF NATIONS certainly operated powerfully through the harmony of its critical side with the tendencies of the half-century which followed its publication to the assertion of personal freedom and 'natural rights.' It discredited the economic policy of the past, and promoted the overthrow of institutions which had come down from earlier times, but were unsuited to modern society. As a theoretic treatment of social economy, and therefore as a guide to social reconstruction and practice in the future, it is provisional, not definitive. But when the study of its subject comes to be systematized on the basis of a general social philosophy more complete and durable than Smith's, no contribution to that final construction will be found so valuable as his" (Britannica). The fourth edition contains a special ‘advertisement’, first appearing here, 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’. Eighteenth century editions of Smith’s magnum opus are now becoming very scarce.

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        ELEMENS D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET DE CHIMIE; Seconde edition des Lecons Elementaires sur ces deux sciences, publiees en 1782

      Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1786.. Second edition, 1786, 4 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, a few pictorial head- and tailpieces, 8 folding tables in Volume IV, pages xcix, (1), 426; (4), 523, (1); (4), 547, (1); (4), 537, including index, complete with half-titles, bound in contemporary half leather over speckled paper boards, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, edges speckled red. Slight wear and some small chips to bindings, corners worn, 2 tiny holes in spine of Volume I, upper hinge of Volume II just starting to crack at tail, small crack and pinhole in lower hinge of Volume IV, plus a small hole near head of spine repaired with darker leather, shelf numbers on pastedowns, a tiny area of worming on endpapers and half-title of Volume I, 2 initials stamped in top margin of title pages, some pages lightly age-browned, small closed tear to 2 lower margins, 1 fore-edge margin slightly chipped due to paper flaw. Bindings tight and firm. A very good clean set. The first edition was published in 1782 and both first and second editions are scarce. The author tells us in his Preface that the second edition is a very different work from the first, there are large additions and it has been much revised and corrected. Fourcroy (1755-1809) was born in Paris and studied medicine, graduating in 1780. Instead of practising he immediately turned his attention to the study of science and in particular chemistry. With the help of Buffon in 1784 he succeeded Macquer to the chair of Chemistry in the Jardin des Plantes and became a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry. He worked with Lavoisier on the new nomenclature for chemistry. He was a Deputy at the National Convention, and became one of the leading members of the Committee of Public Instruction. He assisted in organising the Ecole Polytechnique and in founding schools of medicine and was created director general of Public Instruction. His researches covered the whole field of chemistry but his most important investigations referred to animal substances, the study of which had never been so systematically undertaken previously. His teaching and researches resulted in the publication of several important works, this being his first. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, page 287-88; Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 225; Wellcome, III, 47 listing first and third editions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        THE RECESS; OR, A TALE OF OTHER TIMES. By the Author of the Chapter of Accidents

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. G. Burnet, R. Moncrieffe, J. Exshaw, J. Beatty, L. White, P. Byrne, S. Colbert, H. Whitestone, W. Sleater, J. Cash, R. Marchbank, T. Heary, and J. Moore,. 1786. old tree calf, rebacked in the mid-twentieth century, original red leather title pieces retained, new leather volume numbers on spines, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers.. A very good copy with clean, nearly fine interior. (#135390). First Dublin edition. Lee's most important book, first published in London in 1783-1785. "Sophia Lee's novel is the recognized prototype for many later historical Gothics. Within the tradition, the romance is also the Gothic link between Leland's LONGSWORD (1762) and Reeve's OLD ENGLISH BARON (1778) and Mrs. Radcliffe's first Gothic production, THE CASTLES OF ATHLIN AND DUNBAYNE (1789). The example of THE RECESS may further be seen in the symbiosis of horror and history in Lathom's THE UNKNOWN; OR, THE NORTHERN GALLERY (1808) and MYSTIC EVENTS: OR, THE VISION OF THE TAPESTRY (1830). Her influence also extends to Sir Walter Scott whose novels, KENILWORTH (1821), THE MONASTERY (1820), and THE ABBOT (1820) are clear cut derivations." - Frank, The First Gothics 240. "Popular and influential; mingles historical, Gothic elements; involves Elizabeth and Essex, Mary Stuart, Leicester" - NCBEL II 1007. Summers, The Gothic Quest, p. 164-170. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-214. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Not in Reginald (1979). Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 135. ESTC T170600.

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        Nye og fuldstændig dansk spille-bog indeholdende rigtig og tydelig underviisning i de brugeligste kort-spil, saasom l'hombre, quadrille, cinquille, piquet, reversy, tresett, taroc, whist, o.a.fl.

      samt grundig anviisning til billard- och schach-spil, verkehr, trictrac, toccategli o.s.v. Köpenhamn, Fabers og Nitsches forlag, 1786. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,III-XVI,248 s. Ganska nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och brun titeletikett. Skinnet nött nedtill på ryggen och titeletiketten naggad. Senare pärmpapper. Ngt lagerfläckig i början och på slutet. En ljus fuktfläck i övre marginalen på s. 17-112 och en kraftig rostfläck med en liten textförlust på s. 165-66. En gammal namnteckning, Beijer.. Bibliotheca danica I:1114. Biljard beskrivs på s. 167-86 och schack på s. 187-94

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        Les Confessions Londres 1786 (10 vols. complete)

      Londres 1786 - 1790. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st London Edition French language. Complete in 10 vols. 32mo (12cms), printed a Londres 1786 - 1790. all 10 volumes rubbed, spines scuffed and bumped, all with morocco title labels to spine (vol1 label torn with loss), bookplate Lord Rivers to all pastedowns, all 10 volumes with nice tight bindings, no detached covers etc. all text blocks exceptionally clean and bright without foxing or spotting.

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        Les Confessions / Memoires

      Londres. Good with no dust jacket. 1786. Hardcover. Leather pock-marked with black spots on all volumes. Leather spines rubbed and darkened. 3/8" missing to leather at head of spine on Volume I, II, and VII. A couple of 1/2" chips to leather on spine of volume I. 2/3" knock to rear board of Volume VI. Joints split and spine leather torn on Volume VII. Rear free endpaper torn out on Volume VII. Pencil scribbles on front endpaper and final blank page of Volume VII. Front joint split on Volume VIII. Some loss of leather at corners of boards on several volumes.; 8 Volumes, published 1786-1790. Full calf bindings. Marbled endpapers. All page edges gilt. Text is in French. Spine titles of all volumes: "J. J. Rousseau Confessions". Page dimensions: 121 x 72mm. Owner's signature of John Wilson on all volumes except for Volume I. Volume I: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Premier". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Premier". Published 1786. 268 pages. Volume II: Half-title: ""Memoires. Tome Second". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Second". Published 1786. 304 pages. Volume III: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Troisieme". Title Page: "Les Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire". Published 1786. [iv], 229 pages. Volume IV: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Quatrieme". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Quatrieme". Published 1789. [iv], 270 pages. Volume V: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Cinquieme". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Cinquieme". Published 1789. [iv]. 310 pages. Volume VI: Half-title: "Memoires. Tome Sixieme". Title Page: "Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Sixieme". Published 1789. [iv], 245, [3], 6 pages. Volume VII: Half-title: "Nouvelles Letteres de J. J. Rousseau". Title Page: "Nouvelle Lettres de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Septieme". Published 1790. [iv], 283 pages. Volume VIII: Half-title: "" Nouvelles Lettres de J. J. Rousseau". Title Page: "Nouvelle Lettres de J. J. Rousseau. Tome Huitieme". [iv], 252 pages.; 32mo 4" - 5" tall .

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        A New Map of the United States of North America with the British Dominions on that Continent ... Improved from the Surveys of Capt. Carver

      London: Robert Sayer, 1786. Copper-engraved map, full period hand- colouring. Inset table at upper left listing the thirteen states and the British provinces. 22 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches. Early map of the United States following the end of the Revolution, here with lovely full period hand- colouring. This map was first published in 1774 by Sayer and Bennett under the title A Map of the British Empire in North America, with a new issue published in 1776 to meet the demand for maps of America. The plate was altered in 1783 to reflect the Treaty of Paris. This fourth issue is as the third issue, but with Sayer's 1786 imprint in the lower margin. This copy with lovely full contemporary hand-colouring which reflects the geo-political boundaries of North America, with the United States shown extending to the Mississippi and coloured in green, with the British dominions in pink and with Spanish claims to Florida and Louisiana in yellow. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 53d, in Tooley, The Mapping of America; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 130; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 786.2.

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        MEMORIA SOBRE A CULTURA DAS OLIVEIRAS EM PORTUGAL

      - OFFERECIDA A SUA ALTEZA REAL O SERENISSIMO PRINCIPE DO BRASIL. TENDO SIDO APRESENTADA A’ ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS DE LISBOA PELO SEU SOCIO O Dr. JOAÕ ANTONIO DALLA-BELLA LENTE DE FIZICA EXPERIMENTAL NA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA. COIMBRA: Na Real Officina Typografica da Universidade, Anno M. DCCLXXXVI [1786]. Junto com: MEMORIAS E OBSERVAÇÕES SOBRE O MODO DE APERFEIÇOAR A MANUFACTURA DO AZEITE DE OLIVEIRA EM PORTUGAL. REMETTIDAS Á ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS DE LISBOA PELO SEU SOCIO Dr. JOAÕ ANTONIO DALLA BELLA, Lente de Fysica Experimental na Universidade de Coimbra. LISBOA. Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias. M.DCC.LXXXIV. [1784]. 2 volumes encadernados em 1. In 4º (de 16x22 cm) com xix, 190 e xiii, 137 pags. Encadernação ao gosto da época inteira de pele marmoreada com nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com uma gravura desdobrável na segunda obra contendo os sistemas mecânicos utlizados num lagar de azeite. [EN] 2 works bound in 1 volume: "Memory on the culture of olive trees in Portugal" and "Memories and observations about how to improve the manufacture of olive oil in Portugal". Binding: full calf replica gilt at spine. Illustrated (on the 2nd work) with mechanical systems used at the time (and still in traditional usage) in an olive oil mill. The author João Antonio Dalla-Bella was a Doctor Emeritus at the University of Coimbra. He was born in the city of Padua, Italy, and died circa 1818-1820. [PT] Inocêncio, III, 288. 'João Antonio Dalla-Bella, Doutor e Lente jubilado da Faculdade de Philosophia da Universidade de Coimbra, para a qual veiu chamado pelo Marquez de Pombal por occasião da reforma de 1772, ou pouco depois. Foi socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, e de outras corporações scientificas.-Nasceu na cidade de Padua, e para ella se retirou depois de jubilado. Morreu pelos annos de 1818 a 1820, em edade mui provecta. E. 293) Noticias historicas e practicas ácerca do modo de defender dos raios, etc. Lisboa 1783. 4.º 294) Memorias sobre o modo de aperfeiçoar a manufactura do azeite em Portugal, remettidas á Academia Real das Sciencias, etc. Coimbra, na Offic. da Univ. 1784. 4.º 295) Memoria sobre a cultura das oliveiras em Portugal. Ibi, na mesma Typ. 1786. 4.º de XIX - 190 pag. Segunda edição, accrescentada com um appendice por Sebastião Francisco Mendo Trigoso. Ibi, 1818. 4.º cerca d'este assumpto ha também um curioso trabalho, do sr. dr. Antonino José Rodrigues Vidal, Lente de philosophia na Univ. o qual começou a sahir no jornal conimbricense O Popular, anno de 1856, n.os, 222, 224, 225, 226 e 227, e não chegou a terminar-se pelo motivo da suspensão do dito jornal, que parou em o n.° 247. (Nota do sr. Pereira Caldas)'. [EN] 2 works bound in one. In 4º (16x22 cm) with xix, 190, xiii, 137 pags. Binding: full calf replica marbled at boards and gilt at spine. Illustrated with a folding plate showing the mechanical systems at olive oil presses still in use in traditional industries. Inocêncio III, 288: 'Dalla-Bella was requested by Marquez de Pombal on the occasion of the university reformation in 1772, or shortly thereafter. Died in later in 1818 or 1820'. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Diccionario Geográfico-Histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América. Es a saber: de los Reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra-Firme, Chile y Nuevo Reyno de Granada. [Tomos I, II y III (de 5) (A-Oz inclusive)]

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Benito Cano, Manuel González y Blas Román, 1786-1787-1788. Tres volúmenes en 4to.; 2 hs., XVI-791 pp. + 2 hs., 636 pp. + 2hs., 496 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Encuadernación de época en piel, con tejuelos. El alcance del «Diccionario» de Alcedo, obra en la que empleó veinte años de su vida, es sorprendente por su precisión y abundancia de datos, ya que incluye amplios detalles físicos, así como las características del clima, plantas y animales locales, e incluso abundante material etnográfico acerca de los pueblos indígenas. Los artículos dan la situación en leguas de distancia de los asentamientos más próximos y hasta a veces su latitud. Es del mayor interés su información sobre la América del Norte británica. # Leclerc, 22 # Sabin, 682

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        New Testament - Novum Testamentum in Greek Language

      London, England: Rivington, Longman & Cadell, 1786. Initial of IW in Gold on front of book. Worn around the edges from normal wear for a 230 year old book. Binding still very good. No repairs done. Previous owner name and notations on first 2 blanl pages - dated 1792.. First Edition. Leather Bound. Good.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

      London: Printed and sold by John Jarvis, 1786. Engraved portrait of Johnson by Bartolozzi. Two volumes, 4to, 20th Century half tan calf, spines gilt ruled on bands, lettered in gilt and blocked in blind in compartments. Portrait and prelims to volume 1 very foxed. Small piece of upper blank fore-corner of portrait lacking, fore-margin of portrait and title-page of volume 1 slightly chipped, some offsetting of the print of the title-page to portrait. A rare edition which includes a Life of Johnson and an appendix of words totally omitted in Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, or used in senses in which he gives no instances of their application.

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

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

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        ACTS OF ASSEMBLY. PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA; FROM 1770, TO 1783, INCLUSIVE. [bound with:] AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE LAWS OF JAMAICA: COMPREHENDING THE SUBJECT-MATTER OF EACH ACT AND CLAUSE, PROPERLY DIGESTED. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, BY WAY OF INDEX, A TABLE OF THE GENERAL TITLES AND MARGINAL NOTES

      Kingston, Jamaica: Printed for James Jones, Esq. by Lewis and Eberall, 1786.. v,31,[1],4-424; [4],40pp. Quarto. Modern polished calf, gilt leather label. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage of ACTS...: "George Harrison Lincolns Inn 1791." Titlepage worn and soiled, repairs in top and bottom margin with no loss of text. Occasional minor foxing, last two leaves dampstained. Small hole in leaf F* with loss of a few letters. First four leaves and last four leaves of AN ABRIDGMENT... dampstained, leaf aa repaired (no loss of text), final leaf supplied in facsimile. These exceptions noted, very clean internally. A very good copy. First editions of two rare 18th-century Jamaican legal imprints. The volume was previously owned by legal author Sir George Harrison, the son of Thomas Harrison, who served as attorney-general and advocate- general of Jamaica. The elder Harrison's name is included in the list of subscribers for the ACTS..., and father or son have made minor manuscript additions on a half dozen pages in the text. The volume records both public and private acts, organized chronologically for 1770 through 1783. The ABRIDGMENT..., published as a separate work with separate titlepage, clearly supplements the ACTS... by listing the acts by subject and providing an index. There are numerous acts regarding slaves which provide much insight into that institution on the island, including legislation regarding runaways, "Free- Negroes," "Negro towns" and maroons, firearms, holidays, and even drumming. Other acts cover a wide range of laws and activities, including those related to land, roads, cattle, gaming, hawkers and pedlars, the militia, settlers, ships, and smuggling. All 18th-century Caribbean imprints are rare, most are extremely so, and these laws are no exception. Furthermore, the majority of Caribbean printing is often ephemeral and fairly slight, rather than a substantial volume such as this one. The first British colony south of Maryland to have a press, printing began in Jamaica in 1718. Except for several items printed in Havana by a press briefly established there, this was the first press in the Caribbean; however, only a handful of fugitive pieces survive from the 1770s. In that period the economic importance of Jamaica was supplemented by an influx of Loyalists who seems to have invigorated the cultural and publishing life of the colony, while the British government liberalized its colonial policy to avoid a repetition of the problems of the American Revolution. In this social and political climate, these retrospective laws of the local colonial government were printed. A very good copy of two rare 18th- century Jamaican imprints, with provenance related to the island and British legal history. SABIN 35617 (ACTS... and ABRIDGMENT...). CUNDALL SUPPLEMENT 446, 447. GOLDSMITHS 13208. ESTC T140415. OCLC 28209638, 30304147, 31220784. DNB IX, p.32.

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        Apologie der Illuminaten

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Nürnberg), Grattenauer 1786.. 374 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild. Goed. IV/1, 522, (22), 3; Pfister I, 3647; Wolfstieg 42764. - Erste Ausgabe. - Apologie des 1784 in Bayern verbotenen Illuminaten-Ordens. Weishaupt war 1776 der Gründer dieses Ordens, mit dem Ziel, eine "Geheime Weisheitsschule" ins Leben zu rufen, in der die besten jungen Akademiker unbehindert von den traditionellen Fesseln alles das lernen sollten, was die Priester von den Lehrstühlen verbannt hatten. - Als Beilage `E` ist auf den Seiten 305 ff. Weishaupts philosophische Rede über die Schrecken des Todes abgedruckt. - Teils gebräunt. Etwas stockfleckig, die ersten und letzten Blätter mehr.

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        Beytrag zur neuesten Geschichte des Freymaurerordens in neun Gesprächen mit Erlaubniß meiner Obern herausgegeben

      Berlin (d. i. Frankfurt, Andreä), 1786.. 5 Bll., 182 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Wolfstieg 5556; Kloss 500; Beyer 606; Lenning I, 548. - Nicht bei Goedeke. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Knigge gelingt es hier, die verwickelte Geschichte der Freimaurerei im 18. Jahrhundert auf prägnante Art darzustellen. Bei der Erwähnung der Illuminaten nutzt er die Gelegenheit zu einer Selbstdarstellung" (Kat. Wolfenbüttel 199). - Etwas berieben. Tls. an den Rändern braunfleckig.

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        Grosse Absichten des Ordens der Illuminaten, dem patriotischen Publikum vorgelegt von vier ehemaligen Mitgliedern

      München, Lentner 1786.. 4 Bll., 218 S. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42752; Van Dülmen 10. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die vier Autoren sind Georg Grünberger, J. Sulpitius von Cosandey, Vitus Renner und Joseph von Utzschneider. - Die von Wolfstieg beschriebenen drei Nachträge bei uns nicht vorhanden. Gering bestoßen. Titel mit altem Stempel einer Darmstädter Loge. Gebräunt.

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        Beytrag zur neuesten Geschichte des Freymaurerordens in neun Gesprächen mit Erlaubniß meiner Obern herausgegeben

      Berlin (d. i. Frankfurt, Andreä), 1786.. 5 Bll., 182 S. Pappband um 1900. Wolfstieg 5556; Kloss 500; Beyer 606; Lenning I, 548. - Nicht bei Goedeke. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Knigge gelingt es hier, die verwickelte Geschichte der Freimaurerei im 18. Jahrhundert auf prägnante Art darzustellen. Bei der Erwähnung der Illuminaten nutzt er die Gelegenheit zu einer Selbstdarstellung" (Kat. Wolfenbüttel 199). - Berieben. Titel mit Besitzvermerk ("Peter Trautwein"), wenig fleckig.

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        Gedanken über die Verfolgung der Illuminaten in Bayern

      (Frankfurt, Esslinger), 1786.. VI, 58 S. Karton d. Zt. Erste Buchausgabe. - Taute 874; Kloß 3222; Wolfstieg 42757; Van Dülmen 15. - Tls. gebräunt. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        Anzeige eines aus dem Orden der Frey-Maurer, oder der sogenannten Illuminaten, getrettenen Mitglieds in Bayern, über die Einrichtung und den Zweck dieser Gesellschaft; mit Anmerkungen

      Sparta (d. i. Frankfurt, Varrentrapp), 1786.. 61 S. Marmorierter Papband d. Zt. Kl.-8°. Wolfstieg 42755. - Bei dem angesprochen Mitglied handelt es sich um Johann Sulpitius Marquis de Cosandey. - Rücken stärker berieben. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        Nouvelles Recherches sur le Vaisseau Long des AnciensÖ

      Paris,: 'Chez les Libraires qui vendent les Nouveautes', 1786.. Octavo, (4), 52 pp. with folding engraved plate to rear; title-page a little thumbed and browned, gentle water-staining throughout (heavier at last few leaves and the folding plate), nonetheless a very good uncut copy in contemporary marbled wrappers. Only edition: a rare and interesting publication by the French archaeologist and architect Julien David Le Roy (1724-1803), based on a lecture that he gave to the Academy of Belles-Lettres at Easter 1786. Le Roy is now best known for his research into the Parthenon and central role in the neo-classical revival.The book prints Le Roy's new research into the long ships of the ancients, and was intended to help reduce the risk to contemporary Mariners by capitalising on ancient models. Le Roy touches on Chinese Junks and Captain James Cook (in a reference to reading the published accounts of the "Voyages de Kook" and "M. de la PÈrouse"). Much of the work is an extended reflection on the subject of "voile latine" (lateen sails), with particular reference to a small vessel called the Calypso which was built by the French in Brest in 1763. The folding engraving at the end of the book depicts the Calypso, as well as an ancient Egyptian rowing boat, and a group of smaller yachts.

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        Elemens de Fortification, de l'Attaque et de la Defense des Places, Dedies au Roi, a l'usage de l'Ecole Militaire de la Compagnie des Chevaux-Legers de la Garde ordinaire du Roi, des Pages de la Chambre de Sa Majeste, de ceux de la Reine, de ceux de Monsieur, de ceux de Mgr. Comte & Madame Comtesse d'Artois, & des Militaires en general. - Tome Premier et Second

      A Toul: Joseph Carez, Paris, 1786. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Second edition. Nicely rebacked. Boards lightly rubbed, corners worn through. Faint stain to corners of prelims in volume 1, ink name and brief note on endpapers of each volume. 1786 Half-Leather. xxx, 376; ix, [1], 316, [3] pp. 8vo. Complete in two volumes. Maroon leather spines, gilt titles & decorations, marbled boards & endpapers. Fold-out tables & diagrams with detailed information on artillery and cannons. Second edition, after the 1768 original, with revisions, corrections, and additional information. Treats both the attack and defense of fortified locations, using several concepts introduced by MM. de Vauban and de Coehorn, and also separately treating the systems of these, along with those of d'Errard de Bar-le-Duc, Ingenieur de Henri IV; Marolois; Chevalier de Ville; de Pagan; de Mallet; and M. Jean-Antoine d'Herbort. Irregular and field fortifications are also treated. This study is particularly useful for the extensive definitions provided for the various components of fortifications, and for its breadth of comparison in styles.

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        [K 481] Sonate pour Le Fortepiano, ou Clavecin [Subtitle]: avec Accompagnement d'un Violon. [Parts]

      Vienne: Hoffmeister [PN] 28. [1786]. Unbound. Keyboard: [1] (title), 2-17, [i] (blank) oblong folio; violin: 5, [i] (blank) pp. upright folio. & & Slightly worn and soiled; title and last leaf of keyboard part separated and of violin part nearly so; occasional very small stains. . First Edition, first issue. Haberkamp p. 244, plate no. 204. Hirsch IV, 90. Hoboken 11, 247. RISM M6543 (one copy only recorded in the U.S.), not distinguishing between issues. & & Completed in Vienna on December 12, 1785. & & "The Sonata in E-flat major is certainly one of the most mature works in Mozart's whole chamber music output. The three movements are in complete balance with one another, each having its own structural principle and each starting with an individual interpretation of one of the oldest and commonest thematic principles: the major triad. The exposition of the first movement contains three clearly outlined subjects. The Adagio, in A-flat major, is a rondo with two episodes and varied repeats of the principal subject; it is full of romantic modulations. The Finale, a set of variations on a leisurely theme twenty measures in length, brings the desirable relaxation after the emotional tension of the Adagio." Zaslaw and Cowdery: The Compleat Mozart, p. 297.

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

      London: J. Johnson, 1786. vii, [1], 334pp. Later full polished calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with central urn surrounded by floral sprays with volute corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g., with comb and curl marbled endpapers. Very minor chipping to spine ends, slightly rubbed to extremities, internally some minor spotting, lacking the final blank Y8 as often, but generally quite a clean copy. The first English edition of Beckford's 'Vathek', prepared by Samuel Henley with Beckford's knowledge, but published before the French edition against Beckford's explicit instructions. This is probably a trimmed large paper copy, being taller and thicker than other copies we have had. Chapman 3 (i); Rothschild 352; Summers 543 and Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1786:15. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        Atlas General, Civil, Ecclesiastique et Militaire Methodique et Elementaire Pour L'etude De La Geographie Ed De 'lhistoire Destine Specialement a L'instruction De La Geune Noblesse Adapte Aux Livres De Geographie (Brion Atlas | Map | Maps | United States)

      Paris: Desnos, 1786. Small Folio (11 inches). Half early 20th century dark brown calf with brown marbled boards. Five raised bands and embossed, compartmented gilt designs on on spine. The binding is 20th century but retains and relays the original spine. Original endpages with the book plate of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the book plate of Harrold Edgar Gillingham. Mr. Gillingham was a Philadelphia insurance broker and an avid collector of Americana. Hand written dates and inscriptions in french on both the front endpages and the rear endpage describing the acquision of this book in 1803 by someone serving under the french imperial command. Free endpages have been replaced. Library impression to title page title engraving and on reverse is the withdrawal stamp of the free library. Atlas general, civil, ecclesiastique et militaire, methodique et elementaire pour l'etude de la geographie et de l'Histoire. Quvrage Destine specialement a le' instruction de la Geune Noblesse de l'ecole royale militair adapte aux livre de geographie les plus suivis, entr'autres a ceux de M M. L'abbe langlet du frenoy, Robert Proff. De Phil. Celle dediee am Le. Crozat Et particulierement Pour L'abbe Nicole De La Croix. Et a la nouv. le methode geographique de Mr. L' Abbe compan, dediee a madame de france, Dresse d'aprer les nouvelle observations astronomue faites par M.M. Thirikcow et de l'isle par M. Brion, Ingenieur Geographe du Roy. Lovely third edition of this most important atlas. All maps have original hand color, complete with wide margins and in bright unfoxed condition. Just lovely. Every that is map listed in the table of maps is present except map 54 "France divisee & subdivisee en toutes ses Provinces & petits Pays (Grandes Cartes)". This atlas adds two other maps titled "Noubelle Carte de la Parue Des Indes Orientales, qui comprend entr'autres Etats, les vastres Possessions des Anglais (Map of India) and "Carte Des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septen trionale, dressee d'apres des Cartes Anglaises (Map of The United States)". The later map being a close up of the newly formed United States of America from Georgia in the south to Maine in the North and the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. When the treaty following the American Revolution was signed in 1783, Brion de la Tour illustrated the peace agreements for the new country in a series of maps that drew upon English and military information from the war. This map is one of the first times that the name "United States" appears. To the northwest, the "Countree des Six Nations" is depicted, as are many of the Indian territories. This Atlas is probably COMPLETE complete as this Atlas was intended to be sold in England or the USA so the large map of France was replaced by more relevant maps of the USA and the English possession of India. Exceptionally rare. Photos available upon request. Map 1: Sphere Droite, Sphere Parallele; Map 2: Sphere dr Copernic, Sphere de Ptolemee; Map 3: Globe Terrestre, Globe Celeste; Map 4: Demonstration Geometriques; Map 5: Untitled (Four Astronomical Systems Ptolemee, Tich-Brahe, Copernic, and Descartes); Map 6: Position Respective des Peuples de la Terre; Map 7: SUITE de la Planche precedente; Map 8: Mappe-Monde (Dual maps of eastern & Western Hemisphere); Map 9: Hemisphere Oriental (Eastern Hemisphere); Map 10: Hemispher Occidental (Western Hemisphere); Plate 11: Map of Europe; Map 12: Map of France (#1); Map 13: Map of France (#2); Plate 14: Carte Itineraire ... de France; Map 15: La Suisse, divisee en ses Cantons; [Map 16]: Map not numbered. Titled: L'Italie divisee en Tous ses etats...; Map 17: Partie de l'Italie comprenant...; Map 18: L'Etat de Venise et le Duche de Mantoue...; Map 19: Etats de L'Eglise, de Toscane, Modene et Luques...; Map 20: Etats du Roi des de ux Siciles...; Map 21: Les iIsles de Sardaigne et de Corse...; Map 22: l'Espagne et le Portugal...; Map 23: Les Isles Britanniques...(British Isles); Map 24: L'Angleterre... (England & Wales); Map 25: L'Ecosse... (Scotland); Map 26: L'Irlande... (Ireland); Map 27: Les Pays Bas Francois Autrichiens et Hollandois (Holland?). Map doesn't mention Brion but "Sr. Desnos". ; Map 28 : Les Pays Bas Francois Autrichiens et Holland. Another map of Holland which appears to be the same as #27 but with different color.; Map 29: L'Alemagne divisee en tous ses Cercles...; Map 30: Cercles de Westphalie, Haut et Bas Rhin.... Map doesn't mention Brion but "Sr. Desnos".; Map 31: Cercles de Haute et Basse Saxe, Divise's en toutes lure Principautes et Provinces... Map doesn't mention Brion but "Sr. Desnos". Map 32: Cercles de Baviere, de franconie, et de Souabe... (Parts of Germany); Map 33: Cercle d'Autriche divise en toutes ses Provinces, taut Civiles qu'Ecclesiastiques; Map 34: Etats de Boheme, divises en toutes leurs Provinces... (North of Austria-Hungary); Map 35: La Hongrie avec les Provinces adjacentes... (Hungary); Map 36: Etats de Pologne et de Lithuanie, ... avec le Roiaume de Prusse et le Duche de Curlande... (Lithouania, Poland(?) and Ukraine); Map 37: Le Danemark (Denmark); Map 38: La Suede, et La Norwege (Sweden & Norway); Map 39: La Russie Europeenne (Russian in Europe); Mapr 40: Turquie Europeenne, avec les etats qui en sont Tributaires... (Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, etc); Map 41: L'Asie, dressee pour l'etude... (Map of Asia); Map 42: Perse, Turquie Asiatique et Arabie (Map of Arabia, Turkish Empire, Iranian Empire(?); Map 43: Chine, et indes avec les Isles (Map of China, Indonsia, Philippines and China); Map 44: Grande Tartarie et isles du Japon... (Map of Northern Asia and Japan); Map 45: L'Afrique... (Map of Africa); Map 46: Partie de L'Afrique en deca de l'Equateur (Northern Africa); Map 47: Partie de L'Afrique audela de l'Equateur (Southern Africa); Map 48: L'Amerique... (North & South America); Map 49: Chili, Paraguay, Bresil, Amazones, et Perou (Southern Part of South America); Map 50; Guayane, Terre Ferme, Isles, Antilles, et Nlle. Espagne (Mexico, Centeral America, and Norther Part of South America); Map 51: Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Les Etats Unis (New Mexico, Louisiana, Canada, and The United States); Map 52: Carte des Pays et Principaux Lieux connus dans les premiers ages du Monde (The Ancient Middle-East); Map 53: La Judee ou Palestine (Ancient Israel & Palestine); Map 54: Nouvelle Carte de la Partie des Indes Orientales, qui comprend, entr'autres Etats, les vastes Possessions des Anglais (Map of India); [Map 55]: Carte des Etats-Unis de L'Amerique Septentrionale, dressee d'apres des Cartes Anglaises. Map not numbered. Not dated. Border and plate size matches other Brion maps. [Map 56]:Galliae Veteris Tabula Populos, Civitates, Pagos, nec non Provincias, Municipia, Colonias, [Map of Ancient France]. This large folding map in rear dated is 1776 and it is not by Brion but by Rizzi-Zannoni.. Third Edition. Half Calf Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        Select Views in India, drawn on the spot, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and executed in aqua tinta, by William Hodges

      London: printed for the author, and sold by J.Edwards, [1786-1787]. Imperial folio. (22 1/4 x 17 inches). Title and text in English and French. 1 uncoloured engraved map, 48 aquatint plates, printed in two or more colours, all hand-coloured to resemble watercolours, by and after William Hodges. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt by Staggemeir & Welcher, covers with elaborate border formed from an outer border of a palmette and anthemion roll flanked by fillets with cornerpieces of various small tools centered around a star, and an inner border of stylized scrolling foliage, flower-heads and barley sheaves with large circular tools at each corner, expertly rebacked to style, the spine in eight compartments with double raised bands, the others with repeat decoration of various small tools around a central Apollo sun-burst tool, the head and foot of the spine with areas decorated with an assortment of horizontal decorative rolls, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, morocco hinges, gilt edges. A fine copy of the very rare hand-coloured issue of Hodges' pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India. One of the greatest of all colour-plate books, this copy in a lovely binding by the most fashionable London binders of the time. This work, the main fruit of Hodges six year stay in India, was published with the plates in three separate forms: uncoloured, uncoloured proofs or with the plates hand-coloured to resemble the original watercolours, as here. The images were printed lightly in a single operation using two (sepia and blue) or more colours applied where desired to a single plate. These prints were then coloured by hand (probably by Hodges himself) with great freedom but with careful attention being paid to achieving a depth of colour and shading only possible through the repeated over-painting of contrasting pigments. The results are in a different class to some of the more pedestrian mass-produced works of the period and have all the idiosyncratic vibrancy of the original watercolours. They also offer an accurate reflection of the astonishment and wonder that Hodges felt on arriving in India in early 1780: "The clear blue cloudless sky, the polished white buildings, the bright sandy beach, the dark green sea, present a combination totally new to the eye of an Englishman, just arrived from London, who, accustomed to the sight of rolling masses of clouds floating in a damp atmosphere, cannot but contemplate the difference with delight." Born in London the son of a blacksmith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley's drawing school, where in his spare time he learned to draw. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook's published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea experiences, and after ending his contract with the Admiralty and following the death of his wife, he left for India in 1778. "But the first year in India was disappointing. Hodges health was poor and the Second Mysore War ... was in progress ... he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings ... During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783..." (India Observed). On his return to London, he exhibited 25 oil paintings of India at the Royal Academy, along with a selection of his aquatints. "All of these works gave a completely new and direct vision of India translated into an eighteenth century painter's composition. His views of the countryside with its great rivers and forests had little in common with the popular picture of India gained from old engravings in the travellers' accounts. His architectural subjects depicted many little-known Muslim tombs and mosques, Hindu temples, forts and palaces in Upper India..."(India Observed). Beyond the never-before-seen subject matter of the prints, Hodges proto-impressionistic style is worthy of particular note. "He conveyed the towering bulk of many Indian monuments by exaggerated proportions and foreshortened perspective. The countryside is shown rough with stunted scrub and windswept trees; paint is vigorously applied ... Here was a new and fresh approach to the Indian scene, viewing it in the 'picturesque' taste and presenting novel material, especially architecture, to the British public in a new manner" (India Observed ). The appearance of this work caused a sensation, as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before. The useful text, though generally brief, gives a history of each site, together with an account of contemporary events in which the site had been involved. The binding is unsigned but a comparison of the tools on a number of signed bindings confirms that it is from the workshop of Staggemeir and Welcher, who are known to have worked extensively for the publisher Edwards. For example, the palmette and anthemion roll on the covers is found on the Botfield copies of John Miller's Illustratio Systemis Sexualis Linnaei (London: [1770]-1777) and again on Abbot and Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (London: 1797). The same tools are also present on the Henry Davis copy of Thomas Birch's The Heads of Illustrious Persons. London, 1756 in the British Library. The expense of the contents (an eye-popping 40 pounds according to Brunet), allied to the luxurious nature of the binding clearly indicates that the original owner was a wealthy collector of note. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Mildred Archer, India Observed pp.8-10; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful I, 255; Brunet III, 242; cf. H de Almeida & G.H. Gilpin Indian Renaissance pp.114-126; Lowndes II, p.1079; cf. P. Rohtagi & P. Godrej, India A Pageant of Prints pp.37-47; cf. P. Rohtagi & G. Parlett, Indian Life and Landscape pp. 142- 149; Tooley 264.

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        Bibliothecae Marii Compagnonii Marefusci S.R.E. Cardinalis Catalogus

      [Compiled by Mariano de Romanis]. 2 p.l., 232 pp. Small 4to, cont. marbled boards (some wear, title a little soiled & dampstained), orig. printed label on spine. Rome: J.A. Monaldini, 1786. A very rare and early Italian catalogue (I believe it to be an auction catalogue); "there were very few auctions in Italy before the nineteenth century, where inventory sales at fixed prices seem to have been the normal custom."-Pollard & Ehrman, p. 204-(Pollard thinks this catalogue is an inventory catalogue). This catalogue has far greater characteristics of auction catalogues than inventory catalogues: each item is numbered, it is not arranged by shelf, and there are no printed prices. Cardinal Marefoschi (1714-80), Secretary of the Propaganda Fide, was known for his philo-Jansenist leanings and his friendship with Pietro Tamburini, a noted Jansenist author and celebrated professor of the University of Paris, and for having recommended the removal of the Jesuits from staffing the Pontifical Irish College, Rome. Marefoschi formed a large and fine library which was well-known in scholarly circles; the neurologist Domenico Cotugno (1736-1822), who discovered the cerebro-spinal fluid, is known to have used the collection (see Dorothy Schullian's article in The Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, Vol. XVII (1962), pp. 168-81). There were two catalogues of the Marefoschi library, the present one issued in 1786 and a second appearing a year later. Our 1786 auction catalogue contains 6105 lots divided into five classes. Most of the books are 17th and 18th century; there are a sprinkling of 16th-century books. Marefoschi's collection was strong in theology and history and he also had good holdings of bibliographies and public and private library catalogues. The auction (?) clearly did not do well and the following year Monaldini issued another named catalogue with 3848 lots of unsold books, this time with fixed prices and in one author alphabet. Very good copy. ❧ Nicolini 72. Ottino & Fumagalli 4046. Pollard & Ehrman, p. 204 & Table XXV-(but listing it as an inventory catalogue). See Ceccarelli 94 for the 1787 catalogue. .

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. From Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. A new edition with the Author's last corrections and improvements. To which is prefixed, A short account of his life, written by himself.---From the Revolution to the death of George II

      T. Cadell. London.,1786/5. THIRTEEN VOLUMES, Complete. Hume's work in 8 volumes, Smollett's continuation in 5. 8vo.(8.6 x 5.5 inches). Portrait frontis in boith volume ones, that of Hume by Donaldson & Ravenet  and of Smollett, by Wooding. Occassional spotting to a few leaves in a couple of volumes but overall a remarkably clean set in fine contemporary bindings of full tree calf, spines ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Red title labels,gilt. Green number labels with red circular number pieces. Board edges with gilt cross lines.Marbled endpapers. A truly fine and beautiful set of bindings.:

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. From Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. A new edition with the Author's last corrections and improvements. To which is prefixed, A short account of his life, written by himself

      T. Cadell. London. 1786. EIGHT VOLUMES. 8vo. Portrait frontis in volume one. Clean set in fine contemporary bindings of full tree calf, spines ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Split to the hinges of volume one but still holding firm. A couple of hoyujer hinges showing cracking but still firm. Some bumping and rubbing to edges but overall a very good bright set in a very good early set of bindings.

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