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        VOYAGES...DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781 & 1782

      Paris: Chez Prault, 1786. Two volumes. [8],390; [4],362,[2]pp., plus two folding maps and three folding plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Scattered foxing. Half titles repaired. Very good. The first complete edition of this narrative. One of the most notable of all American travel accounts during the Revolutionary period, based on the author's experiences as a major-general under Rochambeau. Chastellux was an enlightened and intelligent man, a member of the French Academy, and a perceptive observer of affairs in the new Republic. He journeyed through New England and Pennsylvania, and was Jefferson's guest at Monticello. Howes calls this work "the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." One map shows New England, and the other depicts Virginia. HOWES C324. CLARK I:212. SABIN 12227.

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        AUGSBURG. - Porträtwerk. -, Das gesamte Augspurgische Evangelische Ministerium in Bildern und Schrifften, von den erstern Jahren der Reformation Lutheri, bis auf Anno 1748. oder das Jubel=Jahr wegen des Westphälischen Friedens, samt einer Vorrede vorgestellt und herausgegeben.

      2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20,5 x 16 cm. Titel, 6 Bl., IX S., 104 Bl. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln, 204 Schabkunstporträts, 1 gestoch. Heiligenbild und 1 gestoch. Titel. HLdr. d. Zt. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 115 (kennt nur 200 Porträts) Lentner 6540 und 6539. - Die schönen Porträts zeigen Würdenträger der evangelischen Kirche seit der Reformation mit kurzen Biographien, darunter S. Agricola, C. Albeck, J. Baumeister, J. Beer, J. Crusius, C. Ehinger, W. Haug, M. Herbst, D. Pistorius, U. Regius, D. Schön, J. Vögelin, P. Weber uvm. Mit dem von Lentner als Anhang bezeichneten Teil. - Die Kupfertafeln zeigen u.a. St. Anna, St. Ulrich, Barfüsserkirche, Hl. Kreuz, St. Jacob, Hl. Geist, St. Georgen. Beiliegt: Neunzehnseitiges Manuskript mit handschriftlicher Fortsetzung der vorliegenden Chronik bis 1786, mit den Lebensläufen von 34 weiteren Augsburger Pastoren, numeriert von 201 bis 234. Es fehlt ein Blatt mit den Lebensläufen Nr. 227 und 228. Im Anhang drei leere Seiten und vier Seiten mit hs. Ergänzungen zu verschiedenen Lebensläufen des gedruckten Teils. - Einband etwas berieben, Gelenke neu mit Leder unterlegt. Gering fleckig, teils leicht wasserrandig, die gefalteten Tafeln teils mit hinterlegten Einrissen. - Komplett sehr selten! BAYERN, Geschichte, Politik, Schwaben, Westfäl.Friede

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        Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, &c...Traduit de l'anglais, enrichi de notes & d'éclaircissemens nécessaires, & augmenté d'un Voyage en Norvège par Mr. P. Mallet

      Genève, Barde & Manget, 1786, in-8, 4 vol. [4]-VIII-380 + [4]-404 + [4]-393 + [4]-303 pp, 12 cartes, 3 portraits, 2 planches, veau moucheté, dos plat ornés d'un large motif doré, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats. (Rel. De l'ép.), PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE, augmentée du Voyage en Norvège de Mallet. Cet ouvrage est illustré de 19 documents h.t, soit 4 portraits de souverains ou personnages célèbres, 12 grandes cartes dépl. h.t. et 3 pl. h.t, le tout gravé sur cuivre. On connaît de cet ouvrage une édition in-4 parue la même année. Son auteur, William Coxe (1747-1828) était un spécialiste des pays de l'est et du nord de l'Europe où il servait de guide à des riches voyageurs anglais. Bel exemplaire.

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        Voyage en Italie). Atlasband.

      (Paris, Desaint, 1786). - 4°. Mit 34 (von 36) zum teil gefalteten gestochenen Karten, Plänen und Ansichten. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Tafelband zur 2. bei Desaint erschienenen umfagreichen Reiseschilderung, aus eigenen und aus anderen Berichten zusammengestellt. Der französische Astronom Joseph Jérome le Français de Lalande (1732-1807) unternahm die Reise von 1765-1766. - Die ursprünglichen 6 Bände wurden in der zweiten Ausgabe auf 9 erweitert, die leider hier nicht vorhanden sind. - Gesucht ist der Atlasband wegen den 27 doppelblattgrossen gestochenen Stadtplänen von Torino, Milano, Pavia, Cremona, Piacenza, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Firenze, Siena/Livorno/Pisa, Lucca, Roma, Capua, Napoli, Ancona, Rimini, Ravenna, Ferrara, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Mantova, Brescia, Bergamo, Genova, Nizza. - Im vorliegenden Exemplar fehlt eine Ansicht und die Karte von Süditalien. - Einband am Rücken berieben und an den Kanten bestossen. - Sehr sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Papier.

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        Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster`s und seines Sohns Georg Forster`s Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775, in dem vom Kapitän J.[ames] Cook kommandirten Schiffe `the Resolution` ausgeführt. 4 Tle. (= Sammlung der besten Reisbeschreibungen. Bde. XI-XIV).

      Brünn, J. G. Traßler 1786. - Vgl. dazu Henze II, 265f.; Kosch V, 364 u. Goed. VI, §293, IV.4.14. Nachdruckausgabe der deutschen, in Berlin 1778-80 bei Haude und Spener herausgekommenen Übersetzung der 1778 in London erschienenen Originalausgabe `Observations made during a voyage round the world`. Beschrieben ist die 2. Cooksche Weltumseglung an der J. R. Forster zusammen mit seinem Sohn Georg Forster teilnahm. Er reiste an Stelle des zurückgetretenen Sir J. Banks als Naturforscher mit, "aber nicht etwa blos dazu, daß er Unkraut trocknen und Schmetterlinge fangen; sondern daß er alle seine Talente in diesem Fache anwenden und keinen erheblichen Gegenstand unbemerkt lassen sollte" (G. Forsters Werke. 1965. II, S. 7). Nach der Rückkehr von dieser Reise überwarf Joh. Reinh. Forster sich mit der britischen Admiralität wegen der von ihm auszuführenden Reisebeschreibung, deren Abfassung ihm schließlich von Seiten der englischen Minister strikt untersagt wurde. Darauf sprang der Sohn G. ein und schuf nach des Vaters Tagebüchern in nur acht Monaten das vorliegende Werk, das im englischen Original sowie der ersten deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Bänden erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche erfolgte durch den Verfasser selbst. Die uns vorliegende Nachdruckausgabe ist nicht wie seine Vorlage mit Kupfertafeln u. Karten ausgestattet und wird in den oben genannten Bibliographien nicht angeführt. Kl.-8°. 544 S., 416 S., 412(4) S. u. 528 S. (in allen Bdn. einschl. Reihen- u. Nebentit.). Mit 4 Notenzeilen im Text (Tl. 4) u. in jedem Bd. m. 1 Holzschnitt-Zierleiste. Marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. u. Bd.num. (auf 2 mont. Papierschi.) sowie floralen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Rotschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. berieben sowie an den Kanten u. Bünden etw. abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Goldauflage stellenw. abgelöst; 2 Bde. m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; jeder Bd. m. Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel; Papier durchgeh. stockfl.; einige Ss. eselsohrig; im Text wenig abgegriffen.

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        A Voyage To The Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, For Making Discoveries In The Northern Hemisphere: Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Volume 3only with contains Books IV & V, “Transactions with the Natives of North America” & Journal of Transactions on Returning to the Sandwich Islands”.

      London: Printed for John Fielding, Pater-noster-Row, 1786 - Being a copious, comprehensive, and satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage written by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. and Captain James King, LL.D and F.R.S. Illustrated with Cuts. In Four Volumes. Vol. III only, 8vo (8¼” x 5”), pp. xii, 400, folding map, 13 engraved plates including one folding. Full old calf re-backed in period style. Back in six compartments, gilt lettered red morocco lettering pieces in the second & third. Five raised bands. Very good with wear to edges & rounded corners. Old pencil name & small printed 1898 bookplate on the front paste down endpaper. Sheets & plates with natural age toning, some offset from the plates, clean, unmarked, complete. Map with closed 5inch tear without loss. H7553 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan géométral de la Ville & du Port de Malte

      Parigi 1786 - Carta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque" seconda edizione del 1795/98. Acquaforte e bulino, leggera gora d'acqua al margine bianco sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Taken from the second edition of "Voyage pittoresque." by Saint Non, 1795/98. Copperplate, in good conditon. Dimensioni 370 300mm

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        DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE ET GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'INDE

      - Berlin, Chrétien Sigismond Spener, 1786-1789. 5 parties réunies en 3 volumes in-4 pleine basane brune racinée ancienne, dos lisses, filets dorés, pièces de titres rouges et oranges, (1f+XXXVI+2ff+516pp+1f),(1f+t+4ff+XVI+LXII+1f+596pp),(1f+t+3ff+LXXXI+256pp+VIII+2ff+240pp+16+1f). Ouvrage "qui présente en trois volumes: 1- la géographie de l'Indoustan, écrite en latin, dans le pays même, par le père Joseph Tieffenthaler, jésuite et missionnaire apostolique dans l'Inde; 2- des recherches historiques et chronologiques sur l'Inde, et la description des cours du Gange et du Gagra, avec une très grande carte par M. Anquetil Du Perron; 3- la carte générale de l'Inde, celles du cours du Brahmapoutre et de la navigation intérieure du Bengale, avec des mémoires relatifs à ces cartes, publiés en anglais par M. Jacques Rennell. Le tout augmenté de remarques et d'autres additions, rédigé et publié en français par M. Jean Bernoulli". Très bel ensemble malgré quelques légers défauts (minimes travaux de vers au papier et aux reliures, à peine visibles sur ces dernières; faibles rousseurs ou traces); d'habiles restaurations ont donné un certain éclat aux reliures qui n'étaient pas gravement altérées et dont le cuir ancien était conservé. Rare et précieux ouvrage pour ses renseignements et nombreuses descriptions sur l'Inde. Le père Tieffenthaler étudia plus particulièrement les moeurs, la religion et la langue des Hindous, ainsi que la géographie et l'histoire naturelle. Bien complet des 11 CARTES, 6 TABLES et 66 PLANCHES; ces dernières sont superbes, dépliantes et très contrastées. (Brunet, I, 803; Chadenat, 5198).

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        Oeuvres du Marquis de Villette

      A fine copy in contemporary red morocco and preserving the 20 samples at the end of this peculiar work, "The first book in the Western World to be entirely printed on PAPER MADE FROM PLANT FIBRES" (Lathrop Harper), "le premier livre entièrement imprimé sur papier vegetal" (Frédéric Barbier), although modern scholarship has proven it is in fact the second book printed on vegetal paper, after the Les Loisirs des bords du Loing of Léorier Delisle (1784), also extremely rare. The first attempts to print on vegetal paper were conducted in Germany by Jacob Christian Schaeffer. The production of the book occurred in Montargis, southeast of France, for Leorier Delisle At the end of this volume, we find a fascinating sample of 20 other papers at the end (marshmallow, hops, reeds, varieties of green algae, hazelwood, nettle, moss, elm bark, etc.). "Caused by the growing scarcity of linen and cotton rags, research into the possibility of using new materials for paper-making had begun early in the 18th century by such men as R. A. Ferchault de Réaumur, J. E. Guettard, Albert Seba, and, most important, Jacob Christian Schäffer. But it was Pierre Alexandre Léorier-Delisle (1744--1826), director of the Langlé paper mills near Montargis, who first made the paper for the text leaves, as well as for the supplemented specimens of a whole book from the fibres of wood bark, grasses, leaves, roots, etc... The number of the supplemented paper samples, made from a variety of other plants and imprinted with their names, varies in individual copies. 20 specimen leaves, as in the present copy, is the maximum known to have occurred anywhere. They show different tints of brown, grey and green, due to the absence of bleach. ... Soon after the appearance of this book, Delisle was accused of being nothing more than an imitator of J. Chr. Schäffer. It was decided, however, by the Académie des Sciences, in a report of November 18, 1786, signed by Berthollet, Lavoisier and Sage, "that the papers of Delisle contained almost no linen or cotton while those of Dr. Schäffer contained considerable rag fibre." (Hunter). Of considerable rarity" (Lathrop Harper, 1977, priced 2,500$). Dard Hunter, Paper-making through 18 centuries, pp. 68--71. F. Barbier, « Les Innovations techniques », Histoire de l'édition française, II, 545.

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

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

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        Aarau. Handschrift. - Beschreibung etlicher Freyheiten, alter gebräuch und gewohnheiten, Harkommen, und anderer alten geschichten etc. so sich von vielen jahren her allhier zu Arauw zugetragen, von Zeit zu Zeit gesamlet und in dieses buch eingetragen worden, durch Johgannes Fisch, Notar. Arovia.

      um 1786, - in-Folio, Deutsche Handschrift in Tinte auf Papier, Schweiz, Ende 18 Jhd. 196 beids. beschr. Bl. Tls leicht fleckig, Auf vord. Innendeckel mehrere Besitzverm. versch. Mitglieder einer Familie STEPHANI, 18. - 19 Jhd. Enthält eine Aarauer Stadtgeschichte mit Eintr. bis zum Jahre 1786, Pergament der Zeit. Gebrauchsspuren, Schließbänder fehlen. Sammlung von historiografischen und chronikalen Texten, beginnend mit der Frühzeit der Stadt, gefolgt von Zusammenfassungen und teils Abschriften der Freiheiten der Stadt Aarau, deren Erneuerung oder Bestätigung durch Könige und Kaiser sowie verschiedenen Verträgen und Verkommnisse aus der Region. Der Autor behandelt wichtige politische und kriegerische Ereignisse im Aargau (Bauernkrieg, Villmergerkriege) mit teils umfangreichen Abschriften der Friedensverträge. Gefolgt von einem Friedensgebet 1712 sowie einem Schauspiel ?Das verwirrte aber wider hergestelte Griechenland zu einem kurtzen Schauw-Spiel vorgestellet. In dem Jahr, da das verwirret Schweitzerland wider in seine vorige Ruh und Wohlstand gesetz worden. Den 1. September Anno 1712? (Schauspiel von Johann Rudolf Nüesperli von Aarau, in Bern aufgeführt). Es folgen diverse Liedtexte und Gedichte. Danach in Form von kurzen Jahreseinträgen die Jahre von 1716 bis 1786. Mit Abschrift eines Manifests zur im Juli 1749 in der Stadt Bern aufgedeckten Verschwörung samt den Gerichtsurteilen (Henzi-Verschwörung). Alles fehlerfrei von derselben Hand in Schönschrift verfasst. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Joseph

      Fourth edition statement, illustrated with figures of 9 Marillier De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné à Paris 1786 In-8 (11x19,5cm) 382pp. (2) relié

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        Comitatus Wertheimici, Finitimarumque Reglionum, nova et exacta descriptio, quam Generoso Et Ilustri Domino, Domino Ioanno Ludovico Volrath, Seniori Comiti in Leonstein Et Wertheim, etc. Domino in Limburg, Scharpfen-Eck, Et Breuberg, etc. Domino Suo Clementis Officiose d.d. J. Georgio Henrico Kahl, MDCC LXXXVI. J.G.H. Kahl, Sculps. Werth.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. J.G.H. Kahl in Wertheim, dat. 1786, 26 x 34,5 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! Nicht bei Schuller. - Sehr seltene Karte der Grafschaft Wertheim. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Am linken Rand Maßstab u. Kompaß. - Als Vorlage diente Kahl die Cantzler-Karte von 1617.

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        The trial of Mrs Ann Wood, wife of William Wood, Esq. Commissary and Pay-Master of Artillery; for adultery with Quintin Dick, Esq. merchant, of King Street, Cheapside, London; during the absence of her said husband in North America and the West-Indies, upon his Majesty's duty. Being the particulars of an adulterous intercourse for the space of several years. In which the amorous parties shewed as little attention to decency as to fidelity. The cause was tried a few days ago in the Consistorial Episcopal Court at Doctor's Commons.

      London: printed for G. Lister no.46 Old Bailey 1786 - 8vo., engraved frontispiece, (2) + 9 - 76 [i.e. 92]pp., pp.89-92 misnumbered 73-76, most leaves with largely marginal foxing, with advertisements on verso of title-page but no additional advertisement leaf, well bound in 19th/20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, minor wear to extremities, bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library.> First edition and apparently of great rarity. ESTC finds copies only at BL + Lambeth Palace + Niedersachsische-Staats-und Universitatsbibliothek + NYPL. An Irish (Dublin) reprint is found at the Royal Irish Academy + St. Patrick's College). A deliciously sordid adultery case with graphic descriptions by a whole string of witnesses, usually servants and domestic staff. It is a story of 'the foul crime of adultery', with stained sheets, crumpled beds, bribed servants and shameless sex. The graphic engraved frontispiece is divided into three compartments, identified as: 'Bed-Chamber Scene', 'Sopha Scene', and 'Lord Mayors Day Scene'. Ann Wood's adulterous affairs seem to have been even more reprehensible in view of her husband's absence on government service in America. The pair had originally lived in America, were married at the Presbyterian church in New York in 1763, had lived apparently in various places in New York and Pennsylvania, where Ann had produced four children. She and her children were shipped back to England in March 1778 for their own safety. She bought a house in Curzon Street, Mayfair, and the 'notorious' affair with Quintin Dick soon began. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Eisen-Manipulation auf der Insel Corsika. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Christoph Ludwig Arnold Wille.

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1786. - 8°. Mit 3 gef. Kupfertafeln. XV, 132 SS., 1 Bl. Interims-Pp. mit goldgepr. Titel a.d. Vorderdeckel (fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen, etw. angestaubt. Ecken mit kleinen Läsuren). Fromm VI, 25749.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten, die französische Or.-Ausgabe "Mémoire sur la maniére dont on extrait en Corse le fer de la mine d'Elbe" erschien 1775.- ". Die beyden Manipulationsarten, welche der Hr. . hier beschreibt, die Corsische sowohl als die Catalonische, kommen im Ganzen sehr mit einander überein, von der gewöhnlichen Schmelzart in hohen Oefen sind sie aber sehr verschieden." (Vorwort).- Tronson du Coudray (Reims 1738 - 1777 Philadelphia, U.S.A.) "was educated for the army and showed great merit as an engineer. He was adjutant-general of artillery and considered one of the best military experts in France when, in 1776, he volunteered to go to America to assist the colonists in their revolt against England. Silas Deane and Benjamin Franklin, the American agents, promised him a commission as major-general with command of the artillery. This stipulation gave great offence to the officers already attached to the army when he arrived from France, in May, 1777, with twenty-nine other officers and twelve sergeants of artillery. Several of the more prominent threatened to resign. As a compromise he was made inspector-general 11 August, 1777, with the rank of major-general, and assigned to command the works along the Delaware. On 11 Sept., 1777, he was drowned while crossing the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia, the horse on which he was seated becoming frightened and dragging him overboard . Du Coudray was buried in St. Mary's churchyard, but the grave is now unknown." (The Catholic Encyclopedia).- Mit Bibl.-Schildchen. Innendeckel und Titel mit Stempel "Franz Freiherr Mayr v. Melnhof". Papier gebräunt und stockfleckig. A - NEUEINGÄNGE Juni 2017 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarck, &c, par Mr.

      Will. Coxe. Traduit de l'anglais, enrichi de notes & des éclairicissémens nécessaires, & augmenté d'un Voyage en Norvège. Par Mr. P. H. Mallet. Ouvrage orné de cartes géographiques, portraits, plans & figures en taille-douce. 1-4. Genève, Barde, Mange & compagnie, 1786. 8vo. (4),+ VIII,+ 380,+ (3, blanks),+ (1) pp.+ 2 large folding engr. maps,+ 4 engr. plates, of which 3 are folding; (4),+ 404 pp.+ 3 engr. plates, of which one is folding; (4),+ 393 pp.+ 4 folding engr. maps, of which one large,+ 3 engr. plates, of which one is folding and one is double page; (4),+ 303 pp.+ 2 folding engr. maps,+ 1 engr. plate. Minor spotting and a few leaves with minor stains, the map of Poland partly loose and with repaired tear. Worn near contemporary full calf, gilt spines with red labels and raised bands. Four volumes, the first with a crack in spine and defectice head. Bring 232. Schiötz 239i (and p. 300). The map of Russia and the map of Sweden has changed places. First 8vo-edition of the French translation of Coxe's Travels, published the same year as the 4to-edition, including the first printing of Mallet's travel in Norway. Also edited as part of "Nouveau recueil de voyages au Nord de l'Europe" part 3-6. The English original of Coxe was published in 1784. William Coxe (1748-1828) was an English historian, travelled through Poland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark in 1778-79. Paul Henric Mallet (1730-1807) was a swiss historian who was working as professor in French literature at the university of Copenhagen. He travelled through Norway in 175 and visited Svinesund, Fredrikshald, Moss, Christiania (Oslo), Drammen and Kongsberg.

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        An Exposition of English Insects, With curious observations and remarks, wherein each insect is particularly described; its parts and properties considered; the different sexes distinguished, and the Natural History faithfully related. The whole illustrated. by the author

      London: Printed for the Author. And Sold by Messrs. Robson and Co. and Messrs. Dilly 1786 - Mixed edition, 4to, (iv), 166, (4 index) pp. "Scheme of Colours" plate and 50 plates of insects, all attractively hand coloured, plus the uncoloured key plate. Text leaves and tissue guards browned and foxed, the plates generally less so, contemporary owner's signature to the top of the title page and twice at the end. Recent period half calf, marbled sides, red morocco spine label. ".one of the leading entomologists of his century", Harris "was, it is believed, the first to draw attention of the importance of wing neuration in the classification of lepidoptera." With a separate title page in French and with both languages side by side throughout. Lisney pp. 170-175, mentioning made-up copies "which occur much more frequently than ideal copies.", of which this is most likely an example. The verso of leaf L2 is in the first state with the correction of the catchword on a pasted-on slip and both title pages have the first issue imprint, dated 1776. A number of the plates conform to the first edition but several others to the second. It lacks both the portrait and frontispiece, however the former wasn't made available until after many subscribers had received their copies, and the latter was omitted in the final issue.

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        Epea Pteroenta or, the Diversions Of Purley

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1786. First Edition. Part I. Rebound in dark brown leather, brightly gilt spine with five raised bands. Interior is in fine condition with clean pages and bright text. Woodcut engraving on pg. 488. Half-title bound in. Contents include: Of the Division and Distribution of Language, Some Consideration of Mr. Locke's Essay, Of the Parts of Speech, Etymology of the English Conjunctions, Of prepositions, Of Adverbs, etc. 519pp. Hardcover. First Edition. Fine. Early Printed Book. Eighteenth Century.

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        Observations on certain parts of the animal oeconomy

      London: n.p., 1786. FIRST EDITION. With 18 engraved anatomical plates after I.V. Riemsdyk and others. Contemporary calf-backed paste-boards; leaf U4 loose. Contemporary annotations on the life of Hunter on fly-leaf. A very nice copy with wide margins. First edition. This work, considered one of Hunter's four major masterpieces, contains fourteen separate monographs on zoology and comparative anatomy. Included are "Hunter's observations on the secondary secual characteristics in birds, on the descent of the testis, on the air sac in birds, on the structure of the placenta, etc., together with the original description of the olfactory nerves" (G&M). He here details his discovery of the circulatory relationship between the placenta and the uterus, for which he claimed priority over his brother William. Hunter (1728-1793) was the pupil of his brilliant brother William, whom he later assisted and soon surpassed as a surgeon. He was probably one of the greatest scientist of his time in medicine and related subjects. The Royal College of Surgeons sponsors an annual lecture in Hunter's memory.

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        An Exposition of English Insects, With curious observations and remarks, wherein each insect is particularly described; its parts and properties considered; the different sexes distinguished, and the Natural History faithfully related. The whole illustrated... by the author

      London: Printed for the Author. And Sold by Messrs. Robson and Co... and Messrs. Dilly, 1786. Mixed edition, 4to, (iv), 166, (4 index) pp. "Scheme of Colours" plate and 50 plates of insects, all attractively hand coloured, plus the uncoloured key plate. Text leaves and tissue guards browned and foxed, the plates generally less so, contemporary owner's signature to the top of the title page and twice at the end. Recent period half calf, marbled sides, red morocco spine label. "...one of the leading entomologists of his century", Harris "was, it is believed, the first to draw attention of the importance of wing neuration in the classification of lepidoptera..." With a separate title page in French and with both languages side by side throughout. Lisney pp. 170-175, mentioning made-up copies "which occur much more frequently than ideal copies...", of which this is most likely an example. The verso of leaf L2 is in the first state with the correction of the catchword on a pasted-on slip and both title pages have the first issue imprint, dated 1776. A number of the plates conform to the first edition but several others to the second. It lacks both the portrait and frontispiece, however the former wasn't made available until after many subscribers had received their copies, and the latter was omitted in the final issue.

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        Observations on Certain Parts of the Animal Oeconomy

      1786 - Black and white illustrations. General wear and rubbed cover. Ex Library book usual library markings. Tight binding. Foxing on pages. No bookplate. Gold gilt on spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1786 EDITION: 225 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISSERTATIO MEDICA, INAUGURALIS, DE VARIOLIS INSITIVIS QUAM, ANNUENTE SUMMO NUMINE : EX AUCTORITATE REVERENDI ADMODUM VIRI, D GULIELMI ROBERTSON, S.S.T.P. ACADEMIAE EDINBURGENAE PRAEFECTI NEC NON Amplissimi Senatus Academici Consensu, Et Nobilissimae Facultatis Medicae Decreto : Pro Gradu Doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina Honoribus Ac Privilegiis Rite Et Legitime Consequendis Eruditorum Examini Subjicit Gulielmus Calder, Britannus, Soc Phys Edin

      Edinburgh: Balfour and Smellie. Good+. 1786. First Edition. Hardcover. Very rare doctoral dissertation: inscribed by author . Prior owner's signature. Full leather with an ornate gilt border & all edges gilt. Rubbed spine ends with 1/8 inch loss from head. Marbled endpapers. Six front, and six rear blank pages. (3) 45 pp (1 [errata]). Text interior is tight, clean & intact without foxing. Latin text. Medical; Vaccination, Smallpox ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 45 pages; Signed by Author .

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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. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Goed. IV/1, 597, 5; Kloss 3388; Wolfstieg 23407; Lennhof-Posner S. 615. - Erste Ausgabe. Über die Wirkung des Jesuitismus und dessen Einfluss auf die Freimaurerei. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur la Virginie.

      Paris: by Pierre-Theophile Barrois,, 1786 . Par M. J***. Traduites de l'anglois. Octavo (198 x 119 mm). Contemporary French speckled calf, smooth spine gilt in compartments, tan leather title label, marbled endpapers, blue endleaves, red edges. Custom brown morocco-backed folding case. Folding engraved map, folding table, two leaves of errata at end. Minor wear at head of spine just exposing headband, short closed tear to inner margin of map, spotting to blue endleaves, else an unusually fine and fresh copy. First edition in French and first published edition. Jefferson's only book-length work published in his lifetime was written in response to queries from Francois Barbe de Marbois, then secretary to the French legation at Philadelphia. In May 1781 Jefferson told Marbois that he would give him "as full information as I shall be able to do on such of the subjects as are within the sphere of my acquaintance" and duly forwarded Marbois his answers in December of that year. At the urging of Chastellux, Jefferson refined and augmented his text, which was then printed in an English-language edition of 200 copies for private circulation (Paris, May 1785, though dated 1782 on the title). Jefferson claimed more than once that this French edition was pirated by Pierre-Theophile Barrois, who "employed a hireling translator and was about publishing it in the most injurious form possible" (TJ Papers 9:265). This fostered the theory that Jefferson felt compelled to have Stockdale publish his Notes in London in order to prevent its re-translation from the supposedly butchered French version into English. However, in his lengthy article, "Unraveling the Strange History of Jefferson's Observations sur la Virginie" (Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, 2004, Vol. 112, Issue 2), Gordon S. Barker refutes the general notion that Jefferson had disowned the French edition at the time of its publication. In fact, Jefferson persuaded Barrois to delay publication until he could further hone and polish the translation. Jefferson used the delay to rearrange his text from a sequence of answers to a questionnaire into a more unified work. The result of this editing was "probably the most important scientific and political book written by an American before 1785", and the document upon which "much of Jefferson's contemporary fame as a philosopher was based" (Peden, Introduction to Notes on the State of Virginia, p. xi). One important addition was the map of Virginia for which Jefferson sent instructions to the London engraver S. J. Neele in September 1786; the map was completed by December. Jefferson paid 33 francs to have 40 copies of his map coloured by Le Valle and added to later copies of his 1785 private edition. There were, however, errors in the first plate which Jefferson corrected before the printing used in this edition; a restrike of this map on thinner paper was used in Stockdale's London edition of 1787.

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        Reisen eines Officiers durch die Schweiz und Italien.

      Hannover, Helwing, 1786, - in-8vo, 6 Bl. (Titelbl. mit Vign. - Vorbericht) + 356 S., etwas gebräunt, grauer Original-Pappband. Fleckig. Einzige Ausgabe. - Die beiden ersten Briefe (S. 1-77) beschreiben eine Reise von Strassburg über Basel ("voll von Deutschen, besonders von Schwaben"), Lausanne, Genf und weiter nach Savoyen (Beschreibung Savoyens und von deren Einwohnern. Reise über den Mont Cenis, Gewitter und Schnee machen dem Autor zu schaffen). Die übrigen Briefe behandeln Italien (Turin, Genua, Livorno, Pisa, Florenz, Rom, Neapel) sowie Algier und Gibraltar (S. 291-356).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 17559 - Wäber 43 - nicht bei Holzmann/B. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Goed. IV/1, 597, 5; Kloss 3388; Wolfstieg 23407; Lennhof-Posner S. 615. - Erste Ausgabe. Über die Wirkung des Jesuitismus und dessen Einfluss auf die Freimaurerei. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF NEW HOLLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. Containing an account of the inhabitants, soil, animals, and other productions of those countries, and including a particular Description of Botany Bay.

      London, John Fielding, in Pater-noster Row, 1786.. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, and the New Discovered Islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean, 1786. LACKING ORIGINAL CHART, BUT AN ORIGINAL CHART DATED 1787 HAS BEEN TIPPED IN AT PAGE 2 WHICH IS BASED ON FEILDING'S CHART. Small slim folio, page size: approximately 235 x 185 mm, 9¼ x 7½ inches, slightly trimmed copy, disbound without original wrappers, publisher's small device on title page, price one shilling and six-pence at bottom of title page, note to reader about chart on reverse of title page, pages: [2], 33, [1] - adverts mentioning books by Captain Cook, loosley laid in purpose made covers of modern half dark blue morocco over blue cloth sides, gilt title to upper cover, white pastedowns, in matching cloth slipcase with morocco round edges of opening. Title page slightly dusty with 2 small creases (paper fault), occasional pale foxing, otherwise a very good clean copy of an early Australian pamphlet. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Hordern House, Part 2, No. 139; David W, Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, page 97, No. 115; According to John Alexander Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 5, our pamphlet published by Fielding is the first edition, "second edition" being printed on the title page of the second edition, also published by Fielding. The edition published by John Stockdale is the third with the map printed by John Fielding bearing the same date as in the other editions "Novr. 4, 1786". The pamphlet was printed again in 1789 as an appendix to An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay, London, C. Forster, and there attributed to "An Officer". See Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 344, No.3; ESTC T136354. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Memoria sobre a Cultura das Oliveiras em Portugal offerecida a Sua Alteza Real o Serenissimo Principe do Brasil, tendo sido appresentada a Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa..

      Coimbra: Real Officina Typografica da Universidade, 1786. Small quarto, woodcut initial and tailpieces; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt. A fine copy of the first edition of this comprehensive manual on the cultivation of olive trees.Dalla Bella had earlier published a work on the manufacture of olive oil - Memorias sobre o modo de aperfeiçoar a manufactura do azeite em Portugal (Coimbra, 1784) - and, finding existing agricultural manuals to be unsatisfactory, resolved to write a supplementary work on olive growing. The Memoria discusses the various kinds of olive trees, their propagation, where and how to plant and transplant olive trees, how to prune the trees and perform grafts, watering and fertilizing the trees, and the diseases to which they are subject; on pp. 161-79 is a monthly calendar summarizing what an olive grower needs to do and when. The many footnotes refer to contemporary works in French and Italian on olive growing, as well as to accounts by Roman and Greek authors. A second edition was published at Coimbra, 1818. This first edition is rare, recorded by NUC in just four American libraries; the title is not noted by Cagle in A Matter of Taste.Dalla Bella, a native of Padua, taught experimental physics at the Collegio dos Nobres in Lisbon, and later philosophy at Coimbra, finally retiring to Italy in 1823. Among his other published works is a treatise on lightning rods, Noticias historicas, e praticas acerca do modo de defender os edificios dos estragos dos raios (Lisbon, 1773).

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        Galatée Estelle Numa Pompilius EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot L'aîné, 1786. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Didot L'aîné, à Paris 1784; 1786; 1788, In-8 (12x19,5cm), (4) 418pp. (2) et (4) 235pp. (1) et (6) 373pp. (3), 3 volumes reliés. - First edition of Numa. Binders full glossy golden calf of signed time Bozerian tail volume Numa. Back smooth decorated with the figure repeated 4 times of Prince Gagarin, nets and rollers. Greek frieze frames on the boards. Roll on turns and inside. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de Numa (1786) et de Estelle (1784), parues en même temps que l'édition in-12. Mention de troisième édition pour Galatée, et première édition in-8. Estelle est à l'adresse : De l'imprimerie de Monsieur. 1788. Un frontispice de Queverdo pour Numa Pompilius. Les figures de Moreau le Jeune annoncées au verso de la page de titre n'ont jamais paru, mais il se trouvera des figures de Queverdo dans la seconde édition. Impression sur Velin. Reliures en plein veau blond glacé d'époque signées Bozerian en queue du volume de Numa. Dos lisse orné du chiffre répété 4 fois du Prince Gabriel Petrovitch Gagarine, filets et roulettes. 2 pièces de titre pour chaque volume en maroquin noir. Frise d'encadrements de grecques sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes et intérieur. Traces de frottement en coiffes, bordures, mors et coins. Très beaux exemplaires reliés par Bozérian au chiffre d'une des plus illustres et anciennes familles russes. Le Prince Gavrila Petrovitch Gagarine (1745 - 1808) résida deux ans à Paris avec le Prince A.B. Kourakine et le comte N.P. Chérémetev, à son retrour en Russie, il fut successivement nommé Procureur au Sénat, Chambellan, puis Conseiller Privé et Sénateur. Il fut également  Ministre du Commerce,et  membre du Conseil de l'Empire. Grand Lettré et francophile, le Prince Gabriel Gagarine est également connu pour son implication dans la Franc-Maçonerie dont il présida quarante Loges, et pour laquelle il rédigea plusieurs ouvrages.Egalement Théologien averti, Gabriel fut l'ami du Célèbre Métropolite de Moscou, Platon. Son fils, le prince Pavel (Paul) Gavrilovitch Gagarine (1777 - 1850) Commandeur de l'Ordre de Malte, épousa la princesse Anne Petrovna Lopoukhine (°1777 + 1805), favorite de l'Empereur Paul Ier. (cf. Mille ans d'Histoire de la famille des Princes Gagarine, par Miguël Cardon de Lichtbuer) Numa est un roman inspiré de la vie du second roi légendaire de Rome, Numa Pompilius est écrit dans un style épique rappelant certaines traductions d'Homère du XVIIIe. Galatée est une paraphrase du roman éponyme de Cervantes ; l'ouvrage contient une préface sur les ouvrages de Cervantes. Estelle tente de remettre au goût du jour le roman pastoral du XVIIe. Les trois oeuvres montrent un Florian très versé dans la littérature du XVIIe, qui en imite le style et l'esprit, Florian ne cessant de mêler un style poétique à un style narratif. Bel et rare exemplaire au chiffre du Prince et Franc-Maçon Gavrila Pétrovitch Gagarine. 

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        VATHEK An Arabian Tale from an Unpublished Manuscript with Notes Critical and Explanatory

      Printed for J. Johnson, 1786. 1st edn. 8vo. Original publisher's paper-laid boards (poor - spine perished and edges chipped), housed in early 20th C bright red chemise and custom made red morocco box gilt tooled with raised ribbed spine (top edge a little discoloured and some light wear at head of box spine). Pp. vii + 334 (inner hinges split; front and rear endpapers spotted and some faint spotting throughout).

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. [bound uniformly with] THE ANTIQUITIES OF SCOTLAND. [and] THE ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND. [and] MILITARY ANTIQUITIES RESPECTING A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH ARMY. [and] A TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR AND WEAPONS. [and] SUPPLEMENT TO A TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR. [and] DARELL, W. THE HISTORY OF DOVER CASTLE

      London: S. Hooper, 1786-95. FIRST EDITIONS of "Scotland," "Ireland," "Military Antiquities," "Supplement," and "Dover Castle.". This is a very attractively bound set of all of the major publications--in their fully expanded form--of English antiquary Francis Grose. First published in six volumes in 1772, "Antiquities of England and Wales" was Grose's breakthrough work, establishing his name and reputation. It was released in expanded new editions and supplemented over the next dozen years; our 1787 edition contains the most complete text, with all additions and supplements. Grose followed up on this success with his works on military antiquities and on armor. These well-illustrated and useful works combine a history of the English army with a treatise on weapons and armor, "illustrated by plates taken from the original armour in the Tower of London, and other arsenals, museums, and cabinets." "Military Antiquities" is not the history of battles, but the history of the development and organization of the army, examining such things as the requirements for military service, methods of mustering troops, rates of pay, and standard weapons and equipment for the various historical periods. "Ancient Armour" and its "Supplement" contain a discussion of English armor (with a small section on Asiatic armor) from the Norman conquest until it fell out of use after the general employment of gunpowder, along with a general history of the development of armor and weapons. Driven partly by insatiable curiosity and partly by the need for funds, Grose went on to publish surveys of the antiquities in Scotland and Ireland, and was working on the latter at the time of his death. Born and educated in England, Francis Grose (1731?-91) studied classics and art, then inherited a substantial fortune, which he squandered in short order. DNB describes Grose as Falstaffian, "immensely corpulent, full of humor and good nature." He died of apoplexy in Dublin, still hard at work ferreting out more fodder for his work. While his various "Antiquities" appear on the market with some regularity, it is uncommon to find such a complete set in such pleasant bindings. The final volume here is not by Grose, but fits in well with his antiquarian studies. Although author William Darell lived and wrote in the 16th century, producing a noted work on Kentish castles, the 1786 publication of the "Dover Castle" portion of that work was his first appearance in print. Darell was a prebendary at Canterbury Cathedral and announced the election of Matthew Parker as archbishop, but he had a sharp fall from grace in the late 1570s when he was caught smuggling a lady of dubious reputation into his quarters in a laundry basket.. 285 x 220 mm. (11 1/4 x 8 5/8"); ("Scotland" 10 mm. shorter). 16 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS of "Scotland," "Ireland," "Military Antiquities," "Supplement," and "Dover Castle." HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT, covers with frame of plain and dotted rules and two decorative rolls, oblique fleuron cornerpieces, flat spines divided into compartments by decorative rolls, octagonal centerpiece containing a star tool, with lancets radiating toward corners, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endapers, all edges gilt. With 56 vignette maps of the counties of England and Wales, hand-colored in outline, and 633 (of 635) plates, including a folding map; lacking the plates of Stanstead Place and Malmsbury Market Cross in "England." Front pastedowns with bookplates of Samuel Rodbard and Hugh and Frances Fattorini. A hint of darkening to some spines, extremities just slightly rubbed, a few minor spots or stains to boards, but the bindings entirely sound, with very little wear, and making an extremely pleasing appearance on the shelf. Occasional marginal smudges, mild offsetting or minor foxing from some of the plates (more pronounced in half a dozen instances), but A REALLY EXCELLENT SET, clean and fresh inside and out, and with few signs of use. This is a very attractively bound set of all of the major publications--in their fully expanded form--of English antiquary Francis Grose. First published in six volumes in 1772, "Antiquities of England and Wales" was Grose's breakthrough work, establishing his name and reputation. It was released in expanded new editions and supplemented over the next dozen years; our 1787 edition contains the most complete text, with all additions and supplements. Grose followed up on this success with his works on military antiquities and on armor. These well-illustrated and useful works combine a history of the English army with a treatise on weapons and armor, "illustrated by plates taken from the original armour in the Tower of London, and other arsenals, museums, and cabinets." "Military Antiquities" is not the history of battles, but the history of the development and organization of the army, examining such things as the requirements for military service, methods of mustering troops, rates of pay, and standard weapons and equipment for the various historical periods. "Ancient Armour" and its "Supplement" contain a discussion of English armor (with a small section on Asiatic armor) from the Norman conquest until it fell out of use after the general employment of gunpowder, along with a general history of the development of armor and weapons. Driven partly by insatiable curiosity and partly by the need for funds, Grose went on to publish surveys of the antiquities in Scotland and Ireland, and was working on the latter at the time of his death. Born and educated in England, Francis Grose (1731?-91) studied classics and art, then inherited a substantial fortune, which he squandered in short order. DNB describes Grose as Falstaffian, "immensely corpulent, full of humor and good nature." He died of apoplexy in Dublin, still hard at work ferreting out more fodder for his work. While his various "Antiquities" appear on the market with some regularity, it is uncommon to find such a complete set in such pleasant bindings. The final volume here is not by Grose, but fits in well with his antiquarian studies. Although author William Darell lived and wrote in the 16th century, producing a noted work on Kentish castles, the 1786 publication of the "Dover Castle" portion of that work was his first appearance in print. Darell was a prebendary at Canterbury Cathedral and announced the election of Matthew Parker as archbishop, but he had a sharp fall from grace in the late 1570s when he was caught smuggling a lady of dubious reputation into his quarters in a laundry basket.

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        CODICE PER LA VENETA MERCANTILE MARINA APPROVATO DAL DECRETO DELL'ECCELLENTISSIMO SENATO 21 SETTEMBRE 1786

      Venezia Per li Figliuoli del qu: Z. Antonio Pinelli Stampatori Ducali 1786 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + VIII + 312 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in cartone rustico. Lieve danno al dorso. Alcuni aloni di umido non particolarmete rilevanti. Esemplare ad ampi margini stampato su carta forte. Nel complesso ottima copia. Prima ed unica edizione di questo codice che raccoglie tutti i regolamenti in tema di commercio marittimo, precedentemente disciplinato da usi e consuetudini. Cfr: Cicogna 1266 Si allega: Autori Vari: SUPPLEMENTO AL CODICE PER LA VENETA MARINA MERCANTILE COMPRENDENTE SEI TERMINAZIONI APPROVATE CON LI DECRETI DELL'ECCELLENTISS. SENATO 6 AGOSTO E 19 SETTEMBRE 1789 Nella Stamperia Ducale l'Anno 1789 4° Pagine 19 legatura coeva in cartone rustico. Lievissimo alone. Ottima e fresca copia.

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        Joseph. Quatrième édition.

      - A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot l'aîné. 1786. 8vo (18,4 x 11 cm). 382 S., 1 Bl. - Mit einem sehr schönen Porträt des Autors von Augustin de Saint-Aubin nach Cochin und neun Kupfertafeln von Née nach Marillier. - Geflammtes geglättetes Kalbsleder mit rotem Rückenschild, der flache Rücken mit einem dichten Rhombenmuster überzogen, die Deckel von einer schmalen Bordüre gefaßt, auf den Stehkanten ein Zickzackband, schraffierte Innenkanten, Vorsätze aus rosafarbenem Kleisterpapier, Goldschnitt. (Eine Ecke leicht bestoßen, sonst kaum Alters- oder Gebrauchsspuren). - Cohen 153. Gay II, 727. Vergl. Graesse I, 433 (nennt irrtümlich nur sieben Kupfer) und Fürstenberg 105 & 203 (kennt nur die im gleichen Jahr erschienene Oktodezausgabe). Nicht bei Michel. - Erster Druck der reizenden Illustrationen von Marillier. - Eine Tafel etwas stärker, sonst nur ganz vereinzelt unbedeutend altersfleckig, teils schwach gebräunt; insgesamt ein ausgesprochen schönes Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe auf Velinpapier in einem höchst dekorativen, zeitgenössischen Meistereinband von vorzüglicher Erhaltung.

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        MONUMENS DE LA VIE PRIVEE DES DOUZE CESARS

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

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        Proceedings at a meeting of the British inhabitants of Fort St. George, Madras, on Monday, September 19, 1785, in consequence of a summons by the High Sheriff of the said town. With an address to His Majesty, and petitions to both Houses of Parliament, on the subject of Mr. Pitt's East-India Bill.

      London: J. Debrett. MDCCLXXXVI [1786]. 8vo., (2) + 36pp., some minor staining of title-page, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A good copy. Only edition. Virtually the whole of the British ex-pat population were in a state of high dudgeon about Pitt's India Act> of 1784. Their complaints turned particularly on their change of status vis-à-vis the new system of criminal jurisdiction. Meetings of British residents had already taken place in Calcutta in July, and in Cawnpore as early as March. Both meetings had resulted in strong complaints being forwarded to London. The Fort St. George meeting in September underlined the uncompromising mood. In a letter to the King, the residents regretfully complained that: 'We observe, with inexpressable concern, that the Act of Parliament, passed in the 24th year of your Majesty's reign, and entitled, An Act for the better regulation and management of the affairs of the East-India Company, and for establishing a Court of Judicature for the more speedy and effectual trial of persons accused of offences committed in the East Indies>, is liable to an interpretation extremely adverse to that freedom and protection which are equally claimed by every subject in your Majesty's dominions. The privilege of trial by jury is there taken away from us, and our persons and property endangered without even the formation of a charge, or any alledged cause of suspicion against us'.

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        uvres d’Agriculture.

      Grangé, Paris 1786 - Demi reliure à coins en maroquin rouge de l'époque, dos lisse orné et doré. 26 parties reliées en un volume in quarto (254x195 mm) illustrées de 30 planches hors texte, dont 29 en couleur. Les parties 21 et 22, interverties, sont contituées d'une seule planche chacunes, comme il se doit. Léger frottement à la reliure . Édition originale que l'on trouve rarement complète. Rey de Planazu dispensait en 1786 un cours théorique d’agriculture auquel accouraient de nombreuses personnes d’un rang distingué. Parmi les solutions qu’il illustre on remarque un moulin pour extraire la farine de pomme de terre, une caisse d’incubation pour éclore les œufs sans poules, un nouveau semoir, des ruches d’un nouveau type, une tondeuse à gazon et une machine pour élever les eaux. Un très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage recherché ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary half red morocco, gilt flat spine. 26 parts in one 4to (254x195 mm) with 30 plates (29 colored). Parts 21 and 22, swapped, without text or imprint, as issued. Binding slightly rubbed. . The first edition, rare when complete as here. Very rare complete set of an illustrated series of privately-printed essays on agricultural inventions, with beautiful hand coloured plates. In 1786, scientist Rey de Planazu was invited to various estates in France to advise the landowners on new technological ideas designed to improve agricultural production. The results of these were published in a series of privately-printed pamphlets which provide details and illustrations of innovative farming inventions. In quarto / 4to 717g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VATHEK An Arabian Tale from an Unpublished Manuscript with Notes Critical and Explanatory

      Printed for J. Johnson, 1786. 1st edn. 8vo. Original publisher's paper-laid boards (poor - spine perished and edges chipped), housed in early 20th C bright red chemise and custom made red morocco box gilt tooled with raised ribbed spine (top edge a little discoloured and some light wear at head of box spine). Pp. vii + 334 (inner hinges split; front and rear endpapers spotted and some faint spotting throughout).

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        Vida de D. Joaõ de Castro, Quarto Vice-Rei da India

      Lisbon: Antonio Gomes, 1786. Revised Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, light wear at edges and hinges. Scattered light foxing, endpapers browned, a few small tears at page edges, one touching some text but with no loss - a clean, bright and fresh copy overall. xiiii, 497pp. With 3 plates and a lovely folding view of Diu. A revised edition of the life of the 15th century explorer, humanist and viceroy first published in 1651. His linking of science and navigation are most evident in his detailed observations of magnetism in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045308.

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        Vortheile in der Gärtnerey in vermischten Abhandlungen. Erste-sechste Sammlung, 6 in 2 Bänden.

      Coburg, Ahl, 1779-, 1786. - 8°, circa 17 x 11 cm. 211; 318 SS.; 2 Bll., 196 SS.; 2 Bll., 268 SS.; 2 Bll., 250 SS.; 2 Bl., 196 SS. Pappe d. Zt. Dochnahl, Bibliotheca hortensis 35. Sehr seltene komplette Folge aller sechs Teile in erster Ausgabe. Der 1788 verstorbene Grundbesitzer Dieskau will hier seine eigenen praktischen Erfahrungen mit anderen Gärtnern und Züchtern teilen. Aus dem Inhalt: Vom Verpflanzen, Von Erziehung der Gurken, Von der gelben Viole, Von dem Gartensalath, Von der Corallenkirsche, Von dem weissen Kraut, Von Levkojen, Von der Nelke, Düngen von Obstbäumen, Von dem spanischen Pfeffer, Tuberose, Elephantenrüssel, Von der Erziehung des Palmbaums Phoenix dactilifera ausser dem Treibhause, Kürbis, Erziehung junger Orangebäume ohne Mistbeet und Gewächshaus, Von Blumentöpfen und der rechten Behandlung darinnen stehender Gewächse, Von der rothen Rübe, Melonen im freyen Lande, Von der Ananas Physalis etc. "- Etwas gebräunt und teils stockig, Einbände berieben und etwas angestaubt, insgesamt jedoch gut erhalten.

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        Catechismus Romanus: ex decreto Concilii Tridentini iussu S. Pii V editus.

      Propaganda Fide, Rome - 1786-1787. 2 volumes. 8vo. First unabridged Arabic edition of the catechism translated from the Latin version authorized by the Council of Trent and the most extensive Arabic catechism ever published, comprising 1827 pages plus preliminaries. It follows the Roman Catholic rite and was printed and published by the Propaganda Fide in Rome. It is based on the Latin text authorized by the Council of Trent under Pope Pius V, first published in Latin in 1566. With pages from right to left and Arabic title pages after latin title pages in each volume. With woodcut tail-pieces, decorated initials. In first volume - 13pp dedication to Pope Pius VI and other preliminary pages (Decretum and Adprobatio) also in Latin and Arabic. With small black library stamp to the title and last page. Front paperboard missing. Second volume with blue Propaganda Fide library stamps to t.ps. Mostly uncut. With occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing but otherwise in very good condition. One gathering in each volume loose. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        Forsøg til en islandsk Naturhistorie, med adskillige oekonomiske samt andre Anmærkninger.

      Kbhvn.: Holm 1786. Med 7 foldede kobberstukne tavler. XVI + 413 + [1] s. Enkelte blade let bruneret ellers rent og velholdt eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titelfelt og guldstreger på ryg og permer. Bind med lette brugsspor. Fiske 402.

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        Beschreibung des Herzogthum Steyermarks. 2 Bände.

      Graz, Kaspar Zaunrith, 1786 (1773). 8°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 6 Bll., 693 (1) S., 20 Bll.; 2 Bll., 736 S., Mod. marmor. Ppbde. Seltene Titelauflage der Erstausgabe; Bd. 1 mit der Vorrede des Verlegers J. M. Lechner; Bd. 2 am Ende mit dem Druckvermerk „Grätz, gedruckt bey den Widmanstätterischen Erben. 1773“. - Caesars zuvor erschienenes Werk „Annales ducatus Styriae“ war die erste umfassende Geschichte der Steiermark und brachte ihm den Ehrentitel „Vater der steirischen Geschichtsschreibung“ ein. Zu vorliegendem Werk schreibt Caesar in der Vorrede: „Die Ordnung dieser zween Bände ist folgende: Im ersten werden die Merkwürdigkeiten der Stadt Grätz beschrieben, besonders aber die Zeiten des Lutherthums. Der zweyte Band enthält eine allgemeine Beschreibung des Herzogthums Steyermark, in welchem die seltensten Merkwürdigkeiten, samt einer genauen kurzgefaßten Bemerkung aller Städte, Märkte, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Bistthümer, etc. mit einigen neuen Urkunden vermehret, angeführet werden“. - Etw. gebräunt u. (stock-) fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Schlossar 91; Graff 2514. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Caesar, Beschreibung des Herzogthum Steyermarks, Herzogthums Steyermark, Steiermark, Graz

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        AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF NEW HOLLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. Containing an account of the inhabitants, soil, animals, and other productions of those countries, and including a particular Description of Botany Bay.

      London, John Fielding, in Pater-noster Row, 1786. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, and the New Discovered Islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean, 1786. LACKING ORIGINAL CHART, BUT AN ORIGINAL CHART DATED 1787 HAS BEEN TIPPED IN AT PAGE 2 WHICH IS BASED ON FEILDING'S CHART. Small slim folio, page size: approximately 235 x 185 mm, 9¼ x 7½ inches, slightly trimmed copy, disbound without original wrappers, publisher's small device on title page, price one shilling and six-pence at bottom of title page, note to reader about chart on reverse of title page, pages: [2], 33, [1] - adverts mentioning books by Captain Cook, loosley laid in purpose made covers of modern half dark blue morocco over blue cloth sides, gilt title to upper cover, white pastedowns, in matching cloth slipcase with morocco round edges of opening. Title page slightly dusty with 2 small creases (paper fault), occasional pale foxing, otherwise a very good clean copy of an early Australian pamphlet. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Hordern House, Part 2, No. 139; David W, Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, page 97, No. 115; According to John Alexander Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 5, our pamphlet published by Fielding is the first edition, "second edition" being printed on the title page of the second edition, also published by Fielding. The edition published by John Stockdale is the third with the map printed by John Fielding bearing the same date as in the other editions "Novr. 4, 1786". The pamphlet was printed again in 1789 as an appendix to An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay, London, C. Forster, and there attributed to "An Officer". See Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 344, No.3; ESTC T136354. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Leben, und Geschichte des Sel. Nikolaus von Flüe, auf hohes Verlangen bey der Feyer seines dritten Jahrhunderts aus Urkunden verfasst, und mit nöthigen Abhandlungen versehen von Dokt. Joseph Anton Weissenbach Chorherrn zu Zurzach.

      Zu finden in allen Buchhandlungen der katholischen Schweitz und Deutschlands auch zu haben bey Emanuel Thurneysen, o.J. (1786), - in-8vo, Frontispiz Porträt von Nicolaus von Flüe + XXXV + 5 nicht numm. S. + 382 S. + 1 Bl. weiss rez. Exlibris, Ganzer Vorsatz mit Handschrift eines Lesers aus dem Kanton Luzern der dieses Buch wieder dem Eigentümer zurückgibt (1843), Original Halb-Lederband. Etwas abgenützt, Scharniere angeplatzt . Selten, mit dem oft fehlenden Frontispizporträt. Eine Radierung von L. Louis Midart. ?Midart schuf diese Radierung nach einer Vorlage von Marcellin Combette (1700-1840) als Titelblatt (sic !.(Schubiger-Serandrei) = als Frontispiz )? für dieses Buch, Bruder Klaus hier in üblichen Art und Weise nach dem Urbild in Sachseln mit gest. Text: ?Wahre Abbildung des Seeligen Niklaus von Flüe nach dem Urbild zu Garten?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. P. Hilber & A. Schmid: Niklaus von Flüe im Bilde der Jahrhunderte (Zh. 1943); Schubiger-Serandrei: Laurent Louis Midart (1733?-1800) Werkkatalog 47/II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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