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      Augustinus, potentiss. daniae et norvegiae regi a status atque militiae consiliis, nuper placide defunctus, aedibus in Ulfeldi foro num. 71 publica auctionis lege divendendorum die 5 aprilis, a. 1786, designatio. Köpenhamn, J. F. Schultz, (1786). 8:o. Grav. porträtt,102,(2 blanka),1-212,113-16,217-34,233-40,141-45,(1) s. Häftad i ngt nött samtida bronserat omslag med bakre nedre hörn bortrivet. Pärmar och snitt solkiga och ryggen ngt mörknad. Bra inlaga med enbart några enstaka mindre fläckar och ett litet hål i yttermarginalen på s. 141.. Bibliotheca danica IV:572. Den första pagineringsföljden innehåller vetenskapliga instrument, kartor och grafik och den andra böcker. Med ett förord av Frederik Ekkard. Johann Samuel Augustin (1715-85) var född i Slesvig och dansk ämbetsman. Sedan ungdomsårens studier intresserade han sig för matematik, astronomi och geografi, vilket biblioteket bär vittne om. Han studerade bl.a. Tycho Brahes observationsanteckningar. På auktionen gjorde bl.a. P. F. Suhm många inköp

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

      London Charles Elliot 1786. Worn condition. Boards loose. Wear to boards. Text-block split but holding. Rep excised. Contents otherwise good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Reprint Brown hardback full-leather cover 288, 278pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5")

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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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        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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        Pharmacopoea Gandavensis Nobilissimi Senatus justus Renovata. [BOUND WITH:] ORDONNANTIE van Heer ende Weth der Stad Gend, op den TAUX der Droguen en Medicamenten, Raekende de Pharmacie van de Apothecarissen der voorzeyde Stad. Tot Gend, By Judocus Begey, gezwooren Stads-Drukker (1787).

      Typis Judoci Begyn 1786 (= 1787). [10], 466, [ii]; [iv], 44, [iv] pp. 4to (20 x 24.5 cm.). Recent half brown morocco, spine with 5 raised bands; marbled boards. ¶ An interesting municipal pharmacopoea, published by order of the Collegium Medici Gandensis under the editorship of the pharmacists J. de Bever, A.D. Goormachtigh, G. van den Haute, and J. de Vos. The popolar names of the Materia Medica also give in Dutch. This was the last of a series of the municipal pharmacopoeasof Gent. The first was published in 1653 as 'Antidotarium Gandavensis", followed by an edition in 1663, and in 1756 as 'Pharmacopoea Gandavensis'. This is the last municipal pharmacopoea published in Belgium, and new was that the names of the Materia Medica are given in both Latin and Dutch. Today very rare.-- (A number of leaves slightly browned and/or partly foxed).

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        Udsigt over den gamle manuscript-samling i det store Kongelige bibliothek.

      Köpenhamn, N. Møller, 1786. 8:o. (16),140,(1) s. Ngt nött hfrbd från början av 1800-talet med guldornerad rygg och gula snitt. Bra inlaga med endast några obetydliga fläckar. Ryggen med Kungliga bibliotekets förgyllda kronor i fälten, främre pärmens insida med G. E. Klemmings signerade duplettmarkering i blyerts, försättsbladet med G. A. Sparres anteckning och på främre pärmens insida dennes accessionsnummer. Från Trolleholm.. Bibliotheca danica IV:564. Författaren var islänning och hette egentligen Jón Eiríksson. Arbetet är ett sammandrag av hans stora handskrivna katalog över bibliotekets omfattande manuskriptsamling

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS ... : Lilio - Narcissus I; Belladonna (print)

      Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Image measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS originally published in three volumes over a 36 year period from1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

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

      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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        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. (23 1/8 x 18 1/2 inches). Title and text in English and French. 1 uncoloured engraved map, 48 aquatint plates by and after William Hodges, India paper proofs before letters, numbered in manuscript in the lower corners. Period calf, covers with a gilt Greek key scroll border, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in eight compartments, original black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. Author's presentation copy and a very rare issue of Hodges' pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India, with the plates being proof impressions before letters printed on India paper. 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.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. We have never encountered another copy of the work comprised of proof impression of the plates before letters printed on India paper. The existence of such sets, however, is confirmed by Lowndes, who cites such a copy selling in the Fonthill Abbey sale (9 September 1823). This copy with remarkable provenance to fellow British artist Ozias Humphry, who like Hodges spent time in India. A noted miniaturist and portrait painter, Humphry trained with Hodges at Shipley's drawing school. Humphry arrived in Calcutta in August 1785, and after a brief time in Lucknow, spent the remainder of his two years in India at Calcutta, returning to England in March 1787. Humphry was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791. Humphry's papers and presumably his library passed to noted bibliophile William Upcott, his illegitimate son. Upcott's library was sold at auction in 1846. 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; Lowndes, p. 939.

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        [Untitled Decorative Plate] [Pl. 5]

      [London]: 1786. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition apart from light foxing in the margins. 13 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches. 21 1/4 x 14 3/4 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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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS ... : Lilio - Narcissus I; Belladonna (print)

      . Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Image measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS originally published in three volumes over a 36 year period from1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

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        Traité des bandages herniaires; 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, ect.

      8°. 2 n.n. Bl. XXXIV, 232 S., 4 n.n. Bl. Mit 14 gefalteten (13 kolorierten) Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch III, 435. - Waller 5234. - Wellcome III, 375. - HOH 1004. - Hauptwerk des Verfassers der sich selbst als Bandagist bezeichnete. Juville erfand mehrere neue Bruchbänder für den Leisten- und Nabelbruch und beschrieb 1777 ein Reservoir aus Gummi für den künstlichen Darmausgang. Diese Arbeiten sind alle im vorliegenden Werk auf farbigen Tafeln abgebildet. "While much of the apparatus would appear to be uncomfortable and cumbersome, some of it has a quite modern appearance" (HOH). - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Einbandrücken und Ecken fachgerecht restauriert. - Selten.

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        Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, For the Year 1780

      Printed by John Dunlap [Philadelphia]: Printed by John Dunlap. [1786]. First. First edition. Volume VI of the Journals of Congress. Octavo. 257, xliii pp. Very good with a small stain to the upper right corner of the first fourteen leaves, and light scattered spotting. Attractively bound in modern period-style full mottled calf, with the original contemporary dark red morocco spine label. Signed in neat ink by [William?] Livingston on the front free endpaper. The very scarce John Dunlap printing, issued as a companion volume to the annual volume of Proceedings (Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Jan. 1, 1780-Jan. 1 1781). Both were issued separately as "Volume VI," in the original thirteen volume set published from 1777-1788. This volume provides unique insight into the decisive moments of the founding of the United States during the last full year of the Revolutionary War, when Washington regained the military advantage in the North, Congress struggled to gain control over the fiscal crisis, and the British gained the upper hand in the South. .

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        ANTIQUITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN. Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castle, and Churches Now Existing. Engravings from Drawings made by Thomas Hearne.

      First and only Edition. Hearne and Byrne, London. 1786.. Complete with 52 plates in Volume I and 32 plates in Volume II. Oblong Folio, 84 fine engravings from copperplate by Hearne, Middiman, Byrne, Ellis et al. There is just the occasional mild foxing in a margin, else this is a Choice copy and must be the finest copy extant, being with generous margins and bound in full contemporary calf, blind and gilt panelled tooling on both boards, blind and gilt tooling on the banded spine, all crafted by a master binder, the whole preserved in a CONTEMPORARY SLIP CASE this being qtr straight grained morocco, gilt extra, original cloth on boards. In all a magnificent example of 18th Century Craftsmanship and clearly a subscriber's copy but although there is a list of subscibers there is no indication who this might be. This title was broken a lot over the last 50 years for the plates. Hearne, of course, drew the watercolours for this series each of these being about 12 x 16 inches. Superb. CCJS2003 US$0

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        Silva: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his majesty's dominions. .. Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves... With notes by A. Hunter. A new edition. To which is added the Terra: a philosophical discourse of earth.

      2 Bde. in 1 Bd. 4°. Gestochenes Porträt des Autors von F. Bartolozzi, 40 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln (geeichnet und gestochen von J. Miller), 1 Aquatinta-Tafel, 2 gefaltete Tabellen, (23 Bl.), 309 S. - 343 S., (9 Bl.) - (3 Bl.), 74 S., (2 Bl.). Luxuriöser Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Nissen, BBI 615; Pritzel 2766; DSB IV, 494: "Evelyn's principal work... Silva was the first book published by order of the (Royal) Society. It was an immediate success... Silva is not a scientific work but the exhortation of a lover of trees to his countrymen to repair the damage caused by the civil war... Alexander Hunter popularized Silva with an extensively annotated edition." - Der englische Gelehrte J. Evelyn (1620-1706) verfaßte mehrere Schriften über Baumzucht, Gartenbau, Architektur, Bildhauerei etc. sowie ein kultur- und kunstgeschichtlich wertvolles, 1817 wiederentdecktes Tagebuch für die Jahre 1641-1697. - Die "Terra" mit eigenem Titel. Die Ausgaben vor 1776 sind nicht illustriert. - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. Die "Terra" von S. 25 bis zum Schluß in oberer rechter Ecke etwas wasserrandig.

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

      Printed by Murray & Cochrane. For T. Cadell.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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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS ... : Lilio - Narcissus I; Belladonna (print)

      Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Image measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS originally published in three volumes over a 36 year period from1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

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        Samling af Ægyptiske og Romerske Oldsager. 1. Deel (alt som udkom).

      Kiøbenhavn, 1786. Folio. (47,5x31 cm.). Aldeles ubeskåret eksemplar med blankt senere omslag. Kobberstukket titelblad. 38 pp. samt alle 27 kobberstukne plancher.Titelbladet med en skjold i øvre indre hjørne, kun i marginen og en brunplet i højre margin på de to første blade. Et udmærket stort eksemplar trykt på svært ubeskåret papir. Sidste planche med marginalrifter, ikke i billedfladen.. Originaludgaven. Wiedewelt blev under sit ophold i Rom ven med grundlæggeren af den nyere tids studium af antikkens kunst, Johannes Winckelmann, og denne opfordrede og opmuntrede ham til at tegne så meget som muligt af de antike kunstværker. Først meget senere udkom dette værk som frugt af ungdomsstudierne i Rom. Wiedewelt blev klassicismens ledende billedhugger i Danmark. - Bibl. Dnica II:457

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        The History of the Union Between England and Scotland, With a Collection of Original Papers Relating Thereto by Daniel Defoe . With an Introduction in Which the Consequences and Probability of a Like Union Between This Country and Ireland Are Considered. To Which Is Prefixed a Life of Daniel Defoe by George Chalmers. Bound with An Essay containing A Few Strictures on the Union of Scotland with England and on the Present Situation of Ireland being an introduction to De Foe's History of the Union.

      John Stockdale, London, 1786. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Full Leather). Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Engraved frontis portrait of De Foe, title page i-xxiv (Life of Defoe) -xxxii (dedication)781 pages (including detailed index). Title page to De Lolme's essay, 95 pages. (This title page dated 1787) Slight toning to paper else contents clean and sound. Contemporary full calf binding recently rebacked, Size: Quarto (approx A4). .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Britain/UK; 18th century; Inventory No: 15845.

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        Samling af Ægyptiske og Romerske Oldsager. I. Deel (alt som udkom).

      Kbhvn., 1786. Folio. Samt. hldrbd. Ryg slidt og revner ved forreste fals øverst og nederst. Kobberstukket titelblad, dedikationsblad, 38 pp. samt alle 27 kobberstukne plancher. De første sider brunplettede, ellers mere marginalt brunplettet.. Wiedewelt blev under sit ophold i Rom i 1750'erne ven med grundlæggeren af den nyere tids studium af antikkens kunst, Winckelmann, og denne opfordrede og opmuntrede ham til at tegne så meget som muligt af de antikke kunstværker. Først meget senere udkom dette værk på grundlag af ungdomsstudierne i Rom. Bibl.Danica II:457

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        Oeuvres.

      4°. (3) Bl., XII, (2) 215 S., (3) Bl.; (3) Bl., 182 S., (3) Bl.; (3) Bl., 236 S., (3) Bl. Mit 3 gest. Frontispiz, 71 gest. Tafeln u. 70 gest. Textvignetten von Le Barbier. Moderne Halblederbde. auf 5 falschen Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung(Ecken u. Gelenke minim berieben)., Coehn 443. Sander 783. Graesse III/73. Leemann-Van Elck, Salomon Gessner. Dichter, Maler und Radierer, Nr. 691. "Gegen das Ende des Jahrhunderts überboten sich die Herausgeber in der Veröffenlichung von Prachtausgaben seiner "Schriften" mit zahlreichen Kupfern oder Farbstichen, worunter diejenige mit ganzseitigen Stichen und Vignetten von Le Barbier die schönst illustrierte Prachtausgabe des 18. Jahrhunderts darstellen mag. Zur Verbreitung im französischen Volke hat der Umstand wesentlich beigetragen, dass die Uebersetzung Männern anvertraut waren, die sich in den Geist der Gessnerschen Dichtungen glänzend hineinfanden und die es deshalb verstanden, die reizende, naive Lieblichkeit trefflich wiederzugeben. Vorliegendes Werk wurde von dem als Sprachlehrer in Paris tätigen Deutschen Michael Huber, seinem Landsmann Henri Meister und dem Abbé Bruté de Loirelle übersetzt." (P. Leemann-Van Elck). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, ansonsten gutes Exemplar mit sehr schönen Abdrucken.

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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. [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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        Barthelemy, swensk ö uti Westindien; Med tilhörig charta öfwer samma ö.

      Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1786. 8:o. 35 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Brunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla rödstänkta snitt. Bra inlaga. Kartan har en del lagningar i vikningarna.. Gjörwell Förtekning 137. Utgiven av C. C. Gjörwell. Dahlman deltog som skeppspredikant på den första svenska expedtionen till St. Barthelemy 1784-85 och skrev på Carl August Ehrensvärds order denna skrift. Det är den äldsta separat tryckta beskrivningen över St. Barthelemy. Den trycktes först i tidskriften "Upfostrings-sälskapets historiska bibliothek" samma år och är här något förkortad. Ön hade överlämnats som gåva till Gustav III när han besökte Frankrike på hemväg från den italienska resan

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        EXPERIMENTA CIRCA REGENERATIONEM OSSIUM

      1786. Fine. KOELER, Georg Ludwig. EXPERIMENTA CIRCA REGENERATIONEM OSSIUM. Gottingen: J.C. Dieterich, 1786. Octavo. [ii]105[3]pp. + 3 finely engraved folding plates showing bone surfaces and sections. Title engraving features strange little bone-regeneration cherubim performing operations on fowl, an animal of indeterminate species, and a young boy. Koeler (1760-1807) studied with his uncle, August Gottlieb Richter, eminent professor of surgery and ophthalmology at Groningen, and eponym of "Richter's hernia." He dedicated this, his best-known work, to Richter. He received his degree in 1786, and became professor of botany and medicine in Mainz. Moderate foxing to text; none to plates. Attractive recent binding of quarter buckram and marbled paper. A rare book.

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        Dreyhundert auserlesene amerikanische gewaechse 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 schoener 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 and Cowan and is complete. Junk Rara I, p. 15; Nissen BBI, 2204 and 2205; Stafleu and Cowan 18.748 and 18.749.

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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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        Apologie der Illuminaten

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Nürnberg), Grattenauer 1786.. 374 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

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        A Front view of the Harbour of Carneage, distant about one league in the Island of St Lucia, middle of the Bay bearing about East.

      John Walker, London, 1786. Hand coloured aquatint with wide margins in fine condition. 19 x 12"

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        Utkast til en historia om kongl.

      Södermanlands regemente. I-VI. Sthlm, P. A. Brodin respektive J. A. Carlbohm, 1786-94. 8:o. (12),82,(1) + (2),146 + (2),132 + (2),142 + (2),212 + (2),180 s. Med grav. titelvinjetter. + Observation för en partigångare eller officerare, som skall recognoscera landet eller fiendens läger. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1784. 8:o. 20 s. Sex samtida ngt nötta stänkdekorerade hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och infärgade svarta titelfält. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen till del VI med den felaktiga beteckningen "5" samt bortskrapat titelfält. Inlagorna bitvis lätt lagerfläckiga och del III-IV delvis med stor fuktrand. Titelbladet till del II med lagning. Ett fåtal marginalanteckningar i blyerts av L. F. Rääfs hand. Med A. A:son Hülphers namnteckning och L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Setterwall 5208. Essén Sörmländsk bibliografi s. 46. Allt som utkom av denna den första utgivna regementshistoriken i Sverige. Enligt anteckningar i E. M. Fants exemplar av arbetet var författarna överste Stjernros (I-VI), sekreterare Ehrenheim (I), A. Modeer (I-V), G. A. von Siegroth (I-V), sekreterare Brannius (I-VI) och P. Sundstrand (III). Arbetet sträcker sig till år 1770 och innehåller en mängd information om regementets historia samt biografiska notiser. Det anonyma andra arbetet, som är medbundet efter del I av historiken, är en handbok i rekognoscering. Handelsmannen i Västerås Abraham Abrahamsson Hülphers (1734-98) är en av de flitigaste och mest betydelsefulla topografiska författarna i Sverige under 1700-talet. De delar av hans stora bibliotek som inte skänktes till Västerås stiftsbibliotek såldes på auktion 1805, ett årtal som sammanfaller med L. F. Rääfs studietid i Uppsala. Av Rääfs efterlämnade bibliotek att döma gjorde han stora förvärv vid detta tillfälle

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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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        Notizie genealogiche storiche critiche e letterarie del cardinale cinzio personeni da ca passero aldobrandini nipote di clemente viii. s.p... bergamo, locatelli, 1786.

      Pp. xii, 165 (3). Con una grande tavola genealogica rip. f.t. Unito a: PERSONENI ANGELO. Osservazioni sopra la epistolografia di Francesco Parisi in difesa ed in confronto delle notizie del cardinale Cinzio Personeni da Ca Passero Aldobrandini... In Bergamo, Locatelli, 1788. Pp. 65 (1). Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Non ci è dato sapere se quest'edizione dovesse comprendere un ritratto. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso (in barbe) e stampato su carta forte. Vasto lavoro storico-biografico sulla figura del cardinale Personeni nato in Valle Imagna, nel territorio bergamasco.

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        Ein Beytrag zur Verbesserung der Leibeigenschaft.

      Nebst der genauesten Berechnung eines Liefländischen Haakens. (Riga, Hartknoch?), 1786. 8vo. 310 pp. Some spotting and minor stains in margin. Worn contemporary paper boards. Owner's signature on front paste down. Winkelmann 3993. First edition of von Jannau's most important work, in which he sharply criticized serfdom in the Baltic region. In his writing he advocated enlightened absolutism and the improvement of the lives of the serfs through gradual reforms, such as reduction of the corvée, the establishment of state supervision and guardianship over the peasants, and the expansion of the peasant school system. His book strongly influenced for instance Kotzebue and Garlieb Merkel. But, because of his views, he also came in conflict with the landowners and the German aristocracy is Livonia. Heinrich Johann von Jannau (1753-1821), was a livonian priest, historian and publicist, from an old Bohemian family. He was born in Holstres (Holtstfershof) in Livonia and studied first in Riga Cathedral School, under the leadership of Johann Gottfried Herder, and then in Göttingen, where he was influenced by the enlightenment through A. L. von Schlözer. He worked as pastor in P lva from 1776 to 1779 and in Laiuse (Lais) from 1779 to 1821

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        CARON de.

      Figaros giftermaal eller den gale dag. Et lystspil i fem acter. Oversat, og indrettet til den danske skuepladses brug, af Rahbek. Köpenhamn, J. F. Schultz, 1786. 8:o. (16),148 s. Ngt nött samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och blåsvart titeletikett. Röda snitt. Småskavanker på pärmarna. Lätt solkad på några ställen. Enstaka småfläckar. Titelbladet marginellt beskuret i yttre marginalen. Liten reva i nedre marginalen på s. 65 och 89. Med K. J. Hornemanns namnteckning. Fint ex.. Bibliotheca danica IV:389. Detta är den andra danska översättningen. Den utfördes av Knud Lyne Rahbek. Den första översättningen utkom 1785

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        The History of England ( From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Revolution of 1688 - Complete in 8 Volumes - Plus Smollett's Continuation in 5 Volumes )

      T. Cadell, 1786. Hardcover. Good. T. Cadell, London 1786. Original binding. Full leather with marbled endpages and gold lettering at the spine. Complete Hume's History of England in 8 volumes. Together with Smollett's History of England being a continuation of Hume complete in 5 volumes. J.F. Dove, London 1822. Book Condition Hume: Good, shelf wear at the edges, rounded corners, minor foxing, books are tight and square, tight spines, loose boards on 3 volumes of Hume and 2 volumes with disconnected boards. Book Condition Smollett: Very Good+, light shelf wear, clean endpaper and pages, tight spines, rubbing on the boards.

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

      London: Charles Elliot. Worn condition. Boards loose. Wear to boards. Text-block split but holding. Rep excised. Contents otherwise good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1786. Reprint. Brown hardback full-leather cover. 288, 278pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") .

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

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1786. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (205 × 127 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, dark brown morocco labels, reddish-brown edge stain. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to title pages and underlining in ink. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed with wear to the corners, occasional light spotting to contents. A very good set. Fourth edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange … The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

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        Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik. In Briefen aus der Verlassenschaft eines Freymaurers. Wahrscheinlich manchem Leser um zwantzig Jahre zu spät publiziert

      Rom (d. i. Leipzig, Göschen), 1786.. XVI, 460 S., 1 Bl., 2 w. Bll. Pappband d. Zt.

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        The Post-Chaise Companion: or, Travellers Directory through Ireland...Forming An Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom

      Dublin.: W. Wilson.. 1786.. Black and white frontispiece and plates, large folding tipped in map (approximately 16 1/2 x 13 inches), marbled endpapers, xlii+534pp, index, 8 x 5 inches, newly rebound with leather spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Previous owner's name in ink on title page, faint offsetting / toning to a few text pages; plates and map in excellent condition: strong impressions throughout. Features frontispiece picturing a Post-Chaise drawn by two horses, three folding plates (The Giant's Causeway; A Plan of the Lakes of Killarney; The Waterfall of Poll A-Phuca. Folding Map: "Wilson's New & Accurate Map of the Roads of Ireland" dated May 1, 1786. On the title page, the following description is provided: "Containing a new and Accurate Description of the direct and principal Cross Roads with particulars of the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming an Historical & descriptive Account of the Kingdom to which is added, a Dictionary of Alphabetical Tables Shewing the Distance of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market and Sea Port Towns, in Ireland from each other." An Introduction precedes a 6 page List of Subscribers, following which is a 14 page Description of the City of Dublin. The Companion proper describes the "Great and Direct Roads Measured from the Castle of Dublin." Presumed first edition of an intriguing guidebook in excellent condition. .

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        Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire. Par plusieurs officiers du Corps Royal du Génie. Paris, Nyon, 1786. 2 Bll., 290 S., 1 Bl. Mit 16 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln. 4°. Ldr. d. Zt. mit gold- und blindgepr. Deckelfileten sowie goldgepr. RTitel (Ecken u. Kanten etw. bestoßen).

      Poggendorff I, 783.- Erste Ausgabe.- Streitschriften des Generals Fourcroy de Ramecourt und des Ingenieur-Majors Grenier gegen das Werk des französischen Generals Marquis de Montalembert 'La fortification perpendiculaire' über Befestigungsbau.

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        TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING. THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY HELD AT PHILADELPHIA FOR PROMOTING USEFUL KNOWLEDGE...HAVE ELECTED THE HONORABLE DOCTOR JAMES H. McHENRY OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND A MEMBER...[caption title]

      Philadelphia. Jan. 20, 1786.. [1]p. manuscript document, 9 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches, with the original seal of the Society affixed by ribbon. Old folds. Near fine. The original manuscript certificate naming Dr. James McHenry a member of the American Philosophical Society, the first learned society in America, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and others. The document is notable for being signed in manuscript by Benjamin Franklin as President of the American Philosophical Society. Franklin served in that role from 1769 until his death in 1790, but due to his prolonged absences from America in the 1770s and '80s, while he was away in Great Britain and France, very few official documents from American organizations he headed or of which he was a member carry his signature. The certificate is additionally signed by three vice-presidents of the Society, as well as four secretaries. James McHenry had garnered fame for his efforts during the Revolution, especially as a surgeon in the early years of the conflict, and it is likely for his medical contributions that he was made a member of the American Philosophical Society. Such original manuscript certificates electing members to the American Philosophical Society are quite rare, those signed by Benjamin Franklin as President are very rare and desirable indeed. James McHenry (1753-1816) was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland and educated in Dublin. He emigrated to America in 1771 and studied medicine with Dr. Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia. McHenry volunteered for military service on behalf of the colonies when hostilities with England broke out in 1775, and was assigned to a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In August 1776 he was named surgeon to the 5th Pennsylvania Battalion, and was captured at Fort Washington on Manhattan in November 1776, along with two thousand other American troops. He was paroled two months later, but was effectively under "house arrest" in Philadelphia and Baltimore until he was formally exchanged for British prisoners in March 1778. McHenry was then named senior surgeon of the "Flying Hospital" at Valley Forge, and was quickly made a secretary to George Washington. It was at this time that he forged close friendships with Washington and Alexander Hamilton that lasted for decades. McHenry served as Washington's assistant for two and a half years, without rank or pay, until he was transferred to Lafayette's forces as aide-de-camp in August 1780. He was made a major, and was at Yorktown in October 1781 before leaving the army in December of that year. McHenry was a founding member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. McHenry was politically active in his home state of Maryland for much of the 1780s and '90s. He served intermittently as a local justice of the peace, held a seat in the Maryland State Senate from 1781 to 1786 and again from 1791 to 1796, and in the Maryland Assembly from 1789 to 1791. He represented Maryland in the Confederation Congress in 1783-86, and also at the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787, where he kept extensive notes that serve as a valuable record of the debates on the creation of the U.S. Constitution. A staunch Federalist, McHenry was intimately involved in helping George Washington fill political patronage positions, and in 1796 he was selected by Washington as the nation's third Secretary of War. He worked to reorganize the army in the late 1790s, and Fort McHenry in Baltimore is named for him. Disputes with John Adams led him to resign his post as Secretary of War in 1800, and he retired to his estate, Fayetteville, outside Baltimore. McHenry published a Baltimore directory in 1807. ANB 15, pp.80-82. DAB XII, pp.62-63.

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        An Inquiry Into The Original State And Formation Of The Earth; Deduced From Facts And The Laws Of Nature

      London: W. Bent, 1786. Second edition. Boards. Contemporary boards rebacked, printed paper spine label. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 283 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Seven copper-engraved fold-out plates, and engraved frontispiece. John Whitehurst of Derby, a clock maker, engineer and scientist made clocks for Matthew Bolton. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779. He contributed to the evolution of geology as a major science. Benjamin Franklin, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgewood were collaborators in geological investigation, and he sent Franklin an outline of this work, propounding a theory to enable geologists to predict which rocks might exist beneath those close to the surface, including detailed section diagrams through the strata in Derbyshire as part of his evidence. Whitehurst was the eldest member of The Lunar Society and introduced Joseph Wright of Derby to the Lunar circle. Preliminary leaves, title page and first few text pages foxed, balance of text predominately clean with marginal foxing of last leaves, extremities and corners worn, binding firm and tight.

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        Anecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists; and incidental notes on other arts; collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original MSS. by Mr. Horace Walpole [with] A catalogue of engravers, Who have been born, or resided in England; digested by Mr. Horace Walpole From the Mss. of Mr. George Vertue; To which is added An Account of the life and works of the latter

      London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall, M.DCC.LXXXVI. [1786]. Near Fine-. Complete in four volumes, with an additional fifth volume, A Catalogue Of Engravers: vols. 1, 2 and 3 are the 'fourth edition, with additions,' vol. 4, a third edition, issued the same year; vol. 5, a second edition. Small 8vo's, uniformly rebound: [4], xiv, [2], 288 (p .27 misnumbered 72, p. 268 misnumbered 286), [32]; [4], 286, [82]; [4], 291, [13]; [3], vix (p. iv misnumbered vi, p. 222 misnumbered 122), 316 (with 'On Modern Gardening,' pp. 247-316), [20]; [4], 306, [6]pp, with unpaginated supplements, appendices and indices at the end of each vol. and a total of 58 full-page plates engraved on card stock. Red half-morocco and marbled boards (c. 1890), the spines richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands, brown title and numbering labels, top edges gilt, matching marbled end papers. An excellent set, the joints only lightly rubbed, the bindings tight and secure, with the usual offsetting from the plates and scattered foxing throughout, although the excellent impressions are clean and fresh. ESTC Citation Nos. T63192 and T63194. Hazen Strawberry Hill, p. 65. Late in life, Walpole described the Anecdotes as ‘the only thing I ever published of any use.' It was mainly based on the archives (40 volumes of manuscripts relating to English painters, sculptors, engravers, and architects ) he purchased from the widow of the engraver George Vertue in 1758, which Walpole wrote contained ‘an infinite quantity of new and curious things.' (ODNB)

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        Pharmacopoea Gandavensis Nobilissimi Senatus justus Renovata

      Gandavi,: Typis Judoci Begyn,, 1786 (= 1787).. [10], 466, [ii] pp. 4to (20 x 24.5 cm.). Modern blind wrappers. Bound with: ORDONNANTIE van Heer ende Weth der Stad Gend, op den TAUX der Droguen en Medicamenten, Raelende de Pharmacie van de Apothecarissen der voorzeyde Stad. Tot Gend, By Judocus Begey, gezwooren Stads-Drukker (1787). [iv], 44, [iv] pp. An interesting municipal pharmacopoea, published by order of the Collegium Medici Gandensis under the editorship of the pharmacists J. de Bever, A.D. Goormachtigh, G. van den Haute, and J. de Vos. The popolar names of the Materia Medica also give in Dutch. This was the last of a series of the municipal pharmacopoeasof Gent. The first was published in 1653 as 'Antidotarium Gandavensis", followed by an edition in 1663, and in 1756 as 'Pharmacopoea Gandavensis'. This is the last municipal pharmacopoea published in Belgium, and new was that the names of the Materia Medica are given in both Latin and Dutch.-(A number of leaves slightly browned; partly foxed).

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        History of the voyages and discoveries made in the North. Tranlsated from the German of John Reinhold Forster, I. U. D. and elucidated by several new and original maps

      Hardcover. Very Good. G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1786. 1st edition. Rare. hardcover. full calf. new matching spine professionally added to later backed original boards. gilt borders to boards. gilt ruled spine and gilt lettering on maroon spine label. new endpages. 489pp + index. two fold-out maps. 4to. Very good. minor spotting to pages, heavier on edges of maps. majority of pages bright, clean and tight. some edge-wear, chipping and rubbing to original onlaid boards. a lovely binding. An important historical work outlining expeditions searching for the north-west and north-east passages.

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        De secretariis basilicae vaticanae veteris, ac novae libri ii. praemittitur syntagma de secretariis ethnicorum, ac veterum christianorum apud graecos et latinos. accedunt disquisitiones i. de cellis gregorianis. ii. de bibliotheca basilicae vaticanae. iii. de circo caii, et neroni. iiii. de aedibus rotundis s. petronillae et d.n. mariae febrifugiae v. de monasteriis vaticanis, et lateranensibus sequitur sylloge veterum monumentorum. romae, ex officina salvioniana ad lyceum sapientiae, 1786.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 30, pp. 2132 complessive a numerazione continua. Frontespizi incisi elegantemente in rame con belle vignette, 19 bellissime tavole, 18 più volte ripieg. f.t. (di mappe, varia iconografia della basilica, iscrizioni etc...), 3 grandi prospetti ripieg. f.t., 8 figure n.t, bellissimi capolettera e finalini incisi in rame. Legatura d'attesa in carta colorata con titoli su etichette ai dorsi. Solo un paio di piccole gore chiare marginali, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Francesco Cancellieri (1751-1826), di Roma, fu archeologo di grande erudizione e scrittore dalla vasta produzione scientifica. Quest'opera, decisamente la migliore, delinea la storia della basilica vaticana arricchendola con interessanti descrizioni di chiese, monumenti, documenti ed antiche iscrizioni. Armando Petrucci in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, (17, 738) parla di fonte storica ancora oggi assai utile. Così Brunet (I, 1531): ""Ouvrage le plus considérable de son savant auteur"". Raro e ricercato. Cfr. anche Graesse, II, 31.

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        Manuscript portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean, including Western Europe,South America, and West Africa

      Portugal: Manoel Jose Vianna, 1786. A RARE AND MAGNIFICENT EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PORTOLAN CHART OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN Manuscript chart on vellum: 33 7/8" x 26 3/4" Oporto, signed "Manoel Joze Vianna a Fes no Porto," 1786 . Book.

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        Vue de L'Ile Borabora

      Louis-Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865)View from Voyage autour du Monde... Historie du VoyageParis: 1822-25Hand-colored engraving12 ¾" x 9 ½"; 22" x 18 ½" framedThe only other Europeans besides the English to play a significant part in mapping the Pacific including New Zealand's coastline and were the French. From 1800 to 1840, there were ten major French voyages to Australia and the Pacific.  The main purpose of these was scientific, however there was also an unspoken goal of discovering where France might carve out an empire of her own in the South Pacific.In addition to the vast collections of specimens and scientific data that were brought back, these voyages were distinguished by the publication of the most sumptuous collections of engravings noting not only the native plants and animals, but also the geography of the land and nature of its inhabitants.  Scientists, artists and engravers-attached to the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris were paid by the French Government and worked over many years to produce these extraordinary documentations of each voyage.Of great note is the expedition lead by Lois-Isidore Duperrey on the vessel named Coquille which left Toulon August 11, 1822 and arrived in Marseilles on March 24, 1825.  Duperrey joined the navy in 1802, and served as marine hydrologist to Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet aboard the Uranie (1817-1820), a previous expedition that had earned Duperrey praise and granted him the opportunity to command his own ship on what would become one of the greatest French expeditions to the Pacific. Duperrey proceeded to the Pacific by way of Brazil and Cape Horn.  Stops were made along the coats of Chile and Peru, and in the Society, Gilbert , Marshall and Caroline islands. Other islands visited included the Tuamoto, Archipelago, Tahiti, Tonga and Rotuma.  The expedition also made important exploratory visits to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, where the Maoris were visited.  The entire voyage took almost three years.By far the greatest contributions of the expedition were scientific, cartographic, and ethnographic.  1200 Insects, 288 fishes, 264 birds, 63 reptiles and quantities of plants were collected and beautifully described and reproduced in the exquisitly colored plates of the several atlases of Voyage autour du Monde.  Recordings were made on Polynesian languages, costumes, weapons and religious artifcats.  Duperrey is given credit for discovering the Caroline and Gilbert islands, and for correcting errors in earlier charts of the Society Islands.  Duperrey's also continued to explore the French interest in Tahiti and the Society Islands, which culminated in their annexation by France.  His expedition also proved to be a catalyst for French missionary endeavors in the South Pacific to contest with Protestant Englishmen.  His explorations of Australia and New Zealand were less significant politically, since the British opposed any French settlement there.  Nonetheless, this largely scientific endeavor opened the door to a much more aggressive French policy in the South Pacific.

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