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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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        History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North

      London,: G.G.J. and J. Robinson,, 1786.. Quarto, three folding engraved maps; a very good copy in contemporary calf, well rebacked. First English edition: a general survey of navigation and discovery in the northern hemisphere from the earliest times, which Forster had originally published in Frankfurt in 1784. This is the first appearance of the work in English, in which some errors are corrected and various disparaging remarks about Daines Barrington deleted. This 'fine learned account of the various expeditions for the discovering the North-West and North-East Passages' (Sabin) covers the period from Cabot in the late-fifteenth century until Cook's third voyage in the eighteenth. Particularly strong on English exploration it also covers discoveries made by the French, Russians, Spanish, Danish, and Portuguese. The collection is significant for the Northwest coast as it discusses the voyages of Cabrillo, Vizcaino and other navigators.'Errors in the German original [1784] are corrected and some disparaging remarks about the Hon. Daines Barrington omitted. References to Cook are at pp. 397-407' (Holmes). The Forsters, father and son, sailed of course on Cook's second voyage. As Holmes points out, Cook's mention in his journal that he 'pitched upon' them to fill the gap left by Banks' departure from the expedition was distinctly unflattering. 'They proved - Johann in particular - to be querulous and uncongenial shipmates, and on their return they complained bitterly of their treatment by the Admiralty'. They must have been Cook's least favourite men. Both published copiously on scientific subjects, and both wrote specifically on the second voyage.Beddie, 249; Cowan, pp. 218-9; Hocken, p. 25; Holmes, 59; Kroepelien, 460; Wagner, II, 695.

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        Liber Regis: Vel Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum ... with an Appendix, Containing Proper Directions and Precedents Relating to Presentations, Institutions, Inductions, Dispensations, & C. and a Complete Alphabetical Index

      London, Printed For The Author By John Nichols, 1786. 1st Edition. With divisional title page on leaf A1r. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT142990. Description: viii, xvii, 19-1391 p. 26 x 23 cm. Subjects: Church of England--Finance--Benefices. First published in 1711 as 'Liber valorum et decimarum .. By John Ecton'. "In 1786 John Bacon .. Having changed the title of the book to 'Liber Regis' and made a few additions, published it as entirely his own work.. (DNB) . Bookplate of Charles Smith. An exceptional example in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and period-sympathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a red morocco label.

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

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

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        MEMOIRE POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE QUELQUES INSECTES, CONNUS SOUS LE NOM DE TERMES, OU FOURMIS BLANCHES; PAR M. H. SMEATHMAN; OUVRAGE REDIGE EN FRANCAIS PAR M CYRILLE RIGAUD, DOCTEUR EN MEDECINE DE L'UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER, ET ACCOMPAGNE DE FIGURES GRAVEES EN TAILLE-DOUCE.

      CHEZ NEE DE LA ROCHELLE, LIBRAIRE. 1786 - BROCHURE IN-8 (13,5 X 21 X 1,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 63 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE BLEUE D'ORIGINE, NON TITREE. ILLUSTRE DE 7 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE REPLIEES, IMPRIMEES EN BISTRE, EN BLEU ET EN NOIR. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANCAISE. OUVRAGE RARE. QUELQUES PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS AUCUNE GRAVITE, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE, TEL QUE SORTI DE L'IMPRIMERIE AU XVIII¡. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Allgemeines Taschenbuch oder Abriss der merkwürdigsten neuen Welt-Begebenheiten enthaltend für 1786 die Geschichte der wichtigsten Staats-und Handelsveränderungen von Ostindien.

      Berlin: Haude & Spener 1786. With 1 coloured folding map of India (24,5 x 23,5 cm), 12 engr. plates (2 coloured) & 2 portraits. 12mo. 272 pp. Contp. paperbinding with signs of use

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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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        De Secretariis Basilicae Vaticanae veteris ac novae... Accedunt disquisitiones... De Bibliotheca Basilicae Vaticanae... -

      Roma, Salvioni, 1786.4 voll. In-4 gr. Legatura del primo '900 in mezza pergamena con angoli, tasselli sui dorsi. 5 frontespizi inc., 19 tavv. f.t. (18 ripieg.) incluse diverse piante e spaccati della basilica, ed alcune illus. n.t., 2 a p. pag., il tutto inc. in rame. XXII, (4), 2132, (2) pp.; rare ingialliture e pochi fogli posposti; buon esemplare in barbe e assai marginoso. Edizione originale della più importante opera del celebre studioso; non comune. «In essa, oltre alla preistoria e alla storia dell'istituzione, si susseguono descrizioni di chiese, di monumenti, di singoli cimeli, edizioni di epigrafi e di documenti...» (DBI XVIII, 738). Schudt 1001. Choix 16616. Rossetti 1486. Brunet I, 1530: «Ouvrage le plus considerable de son savant auteur».

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        The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also, The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo. Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c

      The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged. Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Bulkeley dated 1785. Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1786.

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        Characterum ethicorum capita duo. Hactenus anecdota quae ex Cod. Ms. Vaticano saeculi XI graece edidit latine vertit praefatione et adnotationibus illustravit Iohannes Christophorus Amadutius. -

      Parma, Bodoni, 1786.In-4. Bella legatura coeva in p. marocchino rosso a grana lunga, filetti dorati sui piatti, dorso con nervi e titolo impr. in oro, merletto dorato interno, tagli dorati. Antiporta con ritratto dell'autore inc. in rame dal Cagnoni. (8), 128, (10) pp.; ottimo esemplare in una sobria ed elegante legatura coeva inglese, completo della carta d'errata in fine che a volte manca. Pregiatissima edizione critica degli ultimi due capitoli dei Caratteri morali del filosofo greco Teofrasto, discepolo e successore di Aristotele nella direzione del peripato. L?autore vi raffigura una serie di tipi umani, caratterizzati ciascuno da un certo difetto morale. Libro magnificamente impresso con una gran varietà di caratteri tondi e corsivi, latini e greci. De Lama II, 41. Brooks 315. Giani II, 29: «E' un attento lavoro filologico dell'Amaduzio su un codice vaticano dell'XI sec.». A very fine Bodoni publication, printed using various Latin and Greek characters. With an engr. portrait. Contemp. English long grain red morocco, gilt fillets on covers and spine, inner gilt dentelles, gilt edges: a most attractive copy.

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        Military Antiquities Respecting A History Of The English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time. Two Volume Set

      London S Hooper 1786-1788. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Slight scuffing of leather. Gilt motifs still bright on spine. Some minor browning, marking and offsetting within. A couple of pages have had some restoration. Previous owner's book plates to marbled endpapers. Contains 77 plates First Edition Three quarter-leather cover green boards 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). vi, 434pp; vi, 352pp + appendices & plates.

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        Voyage en Suisse en 1784, ou Tableau Historique, Civil, Politique e Physique de la Suisse.

      a Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris, Chez Leroy, 1786. 1786 2 voll. in-8° (190x122mm), pp. (4), XVI, 346, (2); VIII, 358; cartonatura coeva color verde acqua con filetti in oro al dorso e titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello in pelle, un rettangolare ed uno circolare. Tagli gialli, ex-libris e alcuni timbri di estinta biblioteca tedesca. Piccoli fregi incisi ai frontespizi. Indici delle materie. Bell'esemplare. Qualche brunitura, restauri alle cerniere del primo vol. Prima edizione di non comune volume di viaggi nell'intero territorio elvetico. L'opera, ricca di descrizioni di montagne e ghiacciai, e di riferimenti a De Saussure, Bourrit ed altri ascensionisti contemporanei dell'autore, è agilmente svolta in forma epistolare. Perret, 2881: "Le style de l'ouvrage est empreint d'une certaine suffisance. Peu courant". Barth, 17557. Waeber, BSL, III/43. Quérard, V, 656. De Beer, Travellers in Switzerland 71-72. De Beer, Alps and men, 31ff. Imhof, 148. Hoefer, NBG, XXXIV, 541-2.

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        Longou Poimenikon ton kata Daphnin kai Chloen bibloi tettares Cum proloquio de libris eroticis antiquorum.

      Parmae, Ex Regio Typographeo, 1786. 1786 In-4° real folio (311x225mm), pp. (4), LXXIII, 164, legatura posteriore m. pelle con titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso e piatti in cartone decorato. Medaglia di Polinnia incisa in rame al frontespizio.Testo in lingua greca. Esemplare a pieni margini con minimi aloni al frontespizio. Magnifica edizione bodoniana del testo originale del notissimo romanzo pastorale di Longo Sofista (III secolo d.C.), il più importante e fortunato della letteratura greca, la cui durevole fortuna anche nell'età moderna è dimostrata dalla sua influenza soprattutto nella musica (a esso si ispirarono, tacendo dei minori, Rousseau, Offenbach e, nel XX secolo, per l'omonimo balletto, Ravel). Seguono la dedicatoria la prefazione di Bodoni e una dissertazione latina sui libri erotici dell'antichità. Brooks, 314. De Lama, II, p. 40: "Il Renouard preferisce gli esemplari in carta bianca". Giani. 8. Schweiger, I, 191. Fumagalli in L'arte di G. B. Bodoni, p. 46: "Cinquanta [zecchini] se ne dettero per il Longo greco del 1786 di cui si tirarono veramente pochissimi esemplari".

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        Traité théorique et expérimental d'hydrodynamique (2 Tomes - Complet)

      De l'Imprimerie Royale 1786 2 vol. fort in-8 reliure postériure demi-basane marron, De l'Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1786, Tome I : 3 ff., xviii-545 pp. et 1 f. d'errate et 12 planches dépliantes ; Tome II : 4 ff., 516 pp. et 11 planches dépliantes Edition originale du Traité théorique, édition remaniée de son Traité élémentaire paru en 1771. Bon exemplaire bien complet des 23 belles planches dépliantes (dos lég. frotté, bel état intérieur). Français

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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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        Lettres sur l'astronomie pratique

      Didot 1786 in 8° - pp.164 - Pergamena - 2 tavole ripiegate fuori testo - Testo in francese - Esemplare rarissimo. L'autore nato a Tolosa nel 1718 pubblicò tra l'altro il testo " Osservazioni astronomiche fatte a Tolosa " contenente le sue osservazioni fatte tra il 1748 e il 1773. Inoltre durante l'osservazione della cometa scoperta da Bode, scopri la " Ring Nebula ". Tra il 1791 e il 1798 pubblico un estensivo catalogo sulla posizione delle stelle.

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        Vue de l?isle de Capri prise en face du golfe & de la ville de Naples. (Insieme a:) Vue de l?isle de Capri prise à l?estremitè de l?isle ?près de la pointe de la cote de Sorrente.

      Coppia di incisioni in rame di Longueil, ognuna ca. 145x220. Tratta dall?edizione ottocentesca di ?Voyage Pittoresque ou description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile?, in assoluto una delle più belle ed eleganti opere descrittive del regno di Napoli: composta da cinque volumi usciti dal 1781 al 1786, rappresentò un enorme sforzo economico e tipografico, ripagato peraltro da un successo enorme di vendite, diventando il modello tipografico su cui si basarono molte posteriori opere di viaggio. Bell?esemplare con ampi margini.

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        Auxiliante Deo Constructionem Geometricam Navis Aërostaticæ.

      Suffragante Facultate Philosophica. in Regia Academia Carolina præside. Pro gradu Magisterii obtiendo ea, qua par est, modestia proponit Johannes Hofwerberg. Lundae: Berlingianis 1786. 20 p. No cover

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        HISTORIE D'HERODOTE TRADUITE DU GREC Avec des Remarques Historiques & critiques,un Essai sur la Chronologie d'Herodote, & une table geographique

      CHEZ MUSIER LIBRAIRE 1786 In 8. Dim. 20,5x13,5 cm. Pp. LXXXIV+512+4 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+522, 4 (n.n.)+499, 4 (n.n.)+442+ (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+508+1 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+600, 4 (n.n.)+572. Bella opera completa in sette volumi del 1786, la nota opera dello storico greco antico Erodoto (484 a.c.-425 a.c.). Erodoto è famoso per aver descritto paesi e persone da lui conosciuti in numerosi viaggi. Nella sua opera "Storie" cerca di individuare le cause che hanno portato alla guerra fra le poleis unite della Grecia e l'impero persiano. Per questo motivo egli è ritenuto il "padre della storia". L'opera è divisa in nove libri: i primi quattro sono suddivisi in: introduzione, mitologia, logos lidico, logos egizio, logos scitico, logos libico; gli ultimi quattro sono dedicati alle guerre persiane. Nel primo tomo dell'opera la vita d'Erodoto, poi la traduzione francese dal testo greco delle "Storie" a cura di Larcher. Nell'ultimo tomo la tavola geografica ed indice Belle vignette all'interno. Bella legatura in piena pelle con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso. In buone condizioni. Copertina in pelle a cinque nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini, piatti e dorso; segni di tarlo. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture, qualche brunitura. Lieve gora d'umidità al margine di piegatura del primo tomo fino a pag. LXXX; nel tomo IV all'angolo superiore destro all'occhietto e frontespizio, da pag. 33 a 88, da pag. 113 a 146, da pag. 165 a 224. Piccolo segno di tarlo al margine superiore di pag. 572 senza perdita di testo. Beautiful complete work in seven volumes of 1786, the famous work by the ancient greek historian Herodote (484 a.c.-425 a.c.).Herodote is famosu because he describes countries and people he knew in different voyages.In his work "Histories" tries to find the causes that get poleis of Greece and Persian Empire to the war. For this reason he is also considered the "father of history". The work is divided into nine books: the first four are divided into: introduction, mithology, logos lidico, logos egyptian, logos scitico, logos libico; the last four are dedicated to persian wars. In the first tome there is the life of Herodote, then the french tranlsation from the greek text of the work by Larcher. In the last tome the geographical chart and index. Beautiful vignettes inside. Beautiful full leather cover with rich golden decorations in the spine. In good conditions. Full leather cover with five nerfs and rich golden decorations in the spine in good general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges, plates and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings, some yellowings. Slight humidity stain in the folding edge until pag. LXXX in the first tome; in the IV tome in the upper right corner in the first title page and title page, from pag. 33 until 88, from pag. 113 until 146, from pag. 165 until 224. Little worming in the upper edge of pag. 572 of the last tome with no loss of text.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des europeens dans les deux Indes. Nouvelle édition, revue & corrigée par un Magistrat. Tome premier [huitieme].

      8 vol. in 16, p. XVI - 407 [1] e 2 tav. rigieg., VIII - 454 e 3 tav. ripieg., VIII - 447 [1], XII - 532 e 4 tav. ripieg., XII - 516 e 6 tav. ripieg., XIII [1] 542 e 3 tav. ripieg., XII - 584 e 3 tav. ripieg., [6] 360; elegante leg. ottocentesca in mz. pl. con tit. e fregi in oro al dorso. Opera alla cui stesura contribuirono diversi personaggi. Il Barbier asserisce che per la parte filosofica l'autore e' stato aiutato da Diderot, Pechmeja e d'Holbach, mentre per la parte concernente i commerci e i costumi delle Indie Raynal si e' avvalso della collaborazione di J. Dutasta, armatore di Bordeaux. Edizione sconosciuta alla maggior parte delle bibliografie. Barbier, II, 8264.

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        Lettres sur l'Egypte, où l'on offre le parallèle des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitants, où l'on décrit l'état, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement, l'ancienne Religion du pays, & la descente de S. Louis à Damiette....

      A Paris, Chez Onfroi, 1786. 1786 3 voll. in-8° (198x132mm), pp. XII, 396; (4), 304; (4), 304; legatura coeva m. pelle bionda con titolo e tomaisons in oro su due tasselli bicromi e ricchi fregi ornamentali in oro ai dorsi. 4 tavv. ripiegate e incise su rame al primo vol. Alcune firme ottocentesche. Alcune arrossature e aloni leggeri; ottimo esemplare nel complesso. Seconda edizione, riveduta e corretta rispetto alla prima (pubblicata dallo stesso Onfroi fra il 1785 e il 1786), di questa raccolta di 29 lettere sull'Egitto, riguardanti la geografia, la demografia, la climatologia, le tradizioni matrimoniali, l'economia, l'agricoltura e il commercio, l'antica religione egizia, la scrittura geroglifica, i monumenti egizi antichi. L'opera, con largo anticipo su Chateaubriand, Flaubert e Lamartine, costituisce il primo viaggio letterario in Egitto. Il Savary (Vitré, Ille-et-Vilaine, 1750-Parigi, 1788), orientalista ed egittologo, con la presente opera contribuì a fornire una migliore conoscenza dell'Egitto alla vigilia delle campagne napoleoniche in quel paese. I suoi viaggi in Egitto e in Grecia furono compiuti tra il 1776 e il 1779. Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, 214. Blackmer, 1492. Cox, I, 386. Gay, 1622. Chadenat, 5290. Quérard, VIII, 492. Carré, Voyageurs et écrivains français en Égypte, I, 79-90. Weber, I, 584.

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        Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Ioannes Antonius Scopoli.

      Ticini, ex typographia Reg. & Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786-1788. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Folio (422 x 280mm). pp. (2), ix, 85; (4), 115; (4), 87, with 3 engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved title-vignettes, 3 engraved vignettes showing the Pavia Botanic garden and 75 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, gilt lettered label on spine. "Gems of the flora and fauna of Lombardy, including native and exotic species which have lived there. Contains many type illustrations of importance. Each copper plate was executed at the expense of a separate patron. The book is very rare ..." (Wood 559); Pritzel 8558: "Aeusserst selten complett, indem einige Blätter bei der Einnahme von Pavia zu Grunde gingen"; Zimmer 565-566: "... the third (part) contains a discussion of the mammals and birds treated in Sonnerat's "Voyage a la Nouvelle Guinée", 1776, and "Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine", 1782, with short diagnoses and the first application of binomial names to the species ..." This luxurious folio is Scopoli's most beautiful work, and as Nissen indicates it is one of the few really great natural history books produced in Italy during that time. The author was professor of botany at Pavia and the above work was printed at the monastry of San Salvatore, Pavia. It is of greatest rarity in complete state as sheets of the work were destroyed during the siege and capture of Pavia. A very fine broad-margined copy in an attractive contemporary Italian binding. Stafleu & Cowan 11.551; Nissen BBI, 1822.

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        Lo Spettacolo Della Natura, Ovvero Trattenimenti Sopra Le Particolarità della Storia Naturale, Scelti, e indirizzati a Mettere curiosità ne' Giovani, e Erudirne L'ingegno. Tomo Decimoterzo, Che contiene in Parte ciò, Che Riguarda L'Uomo in Società......

      Francesco Di Niccolò Pezzana 1786 Written in Italian. Stiff off-white paper wraps are original to book, with hand-written label on spine (T. XIII, H, VII, 78). Wraps are lightly soiled with some lightly pencilled numbers on front, but still in good condition. Front endpaper is partly torn. Small hole on ffep and smaller on margin of title page and contents page. Rough cut pages are generally clean, although there is foxing present. No writing within book. Some very small dampstains to outside margin edges, a few light creases at corners. Binding is fragile, but all pages are still held in the book. 330 pages.; 8.00" (20 cm) tall..;

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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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        [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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        SISTEMA DI ECONOMIA POLITICA COMPENDIOSAMENTE ESTRATTO DAL TRATTATO DELL' AMMINISTRAZIONE DELLE FINANZE DELLA FRANCIA E DELLE ALTRE OPERE DEL CELEBRE SIG. NECKER.

      Giacomo Storti 1786 NECKER, JACQUES (1732-1804). VENEZIA, GIACOMO STORTI, 1786-1787. 3 VOLUMI IN-8°, PERGAMENA COEVA. CXII, (3), 384 PP., RITRATTO DELL' AUTORE INCISO IN RAME DA GIO. DE PIAN; (4), 404 PP.; XXIV, (2), 381 PP. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE INTONSO CON BARBE. E' L' OPERA PIÙ IMPORTANTE DEL CELEBRE ECONOMISTA FRANCESE. EDIZIONE RARA: MANCA ALLA KRESS LIBRARY, ALLA GOLDSMITHS LIBRARY, E ALLA BIBLIOTECA EINAUDI. VACHER DE LAPONGE, NECKER ÉCONOMISTE, PASSIM. www.libreriabrighenti.it

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

      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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