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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".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER, OR, COLUMBIAN KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1787

      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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        Eusebio

      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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        LETTRES SUR L'EGYPTE

      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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        TEATRO HISTÓRICO-CRÍTICO DE LA ELOCUENCIA ESPAÑOLA

      - 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 CESARS

      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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        L'AN DEUX MILLE QUATRE CENT QUARANTE. REVE S'IL EN FUT JAMAIS; SUIVI DE L'HOMME DE FER, SONGE

      [N.p. (Paris)]. 1786.. xvi,380,[2];381,[2];312,[2]pp. Contemporary calf and boards, spines gilt extra. Engraved frontis to each volume. Minimal occasional foxing, several joints cracking (but sound, except for 3rd volume, where the cords are intact but joints loose). Internally a quite nice, large copy, with the half titles. The important greatly revised and enlarged edition of the work several commentators consider the first genuine Utopian work set in the future. The first edition appeared in Amsterdam, under a false imprint, in 1771 (though some bibliographers cite 1770, based on the erroneous date listed in the preface to this edition). Mercier's protagonist awakens from sleep in the 25th century, and finds himself in "that blissful period, when man shall have regained his courage, his liberty, his independence and his virtue." The new society is the consequence of a revolution overseen by a benevolent prince, and while it is primarily an agrarian society, considerable emphasis is placed on scientific knowledge. The influence of Locke, Rousseau, Voltaire and other progressive thinkers of the time is evident, as well as certain dystopic elements, including the burning of texts which did not enjoy the approval of the powers that be. The novel was widely translated, and an American edition appeared in short order. NEGLEY 772. PENN STATE UTOPIAN CATALOGUE, pp.120-2.

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        Untitled Decorative Plate] [Pl. 9]

      - [London]: 1786. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition apart from slight discolouration of the paper along the edge of the bottom margin. Penned signature reading "Anne Lloyd" visible in top margin. 13 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches. 21 1/4 x 15 1/8 inches. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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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.

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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

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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]

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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

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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.

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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]

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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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