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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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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        Erklaerungen der Experimental Physik: II Semester: I. Aerostatick und Akustick.

      1786 - Piacevole opera in bella grafia d’epoca a china rossastra con ampio margine lato taglio dove si trovano in molte pagine figure fisiche anche ricche ed elaborate tracciate da una mano felice. Rudolf von Granichstaedten-Czerva, Ueberetsch. Ritterburgen und Edelleuet. a pp. 125-127 riporta anche un breve profilo storico-genealogico della famiglia Spreng von St. Anna (ma anche von Felsenheim e von Sprengenheim). La famiglia è originaria di San Michele Appiano. Il personaggio in questione sembra corrispondere a Josef von Spreng, morto nel 1806, nel 1797 combattente in Venosta contro i francesi, nel 1801 capitano della milizia territoriale (Landmiliz) in Passiria, dal 1803 sposato a Maria Anna von Anreiter. Formato: 306 p. n.n., 19 cm, mezza pelle coeva. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 750.00 euro.

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        The Worcester Magazine. [An uninterrupted run of nine issues from April to June of 1786.]

      Worcester, Mass: Printed by I. Thomas, by whom subscriptions, essays, &c. &c. for this work are taken in. - 8vo., 19th century three quarter red morocco with marbled paper boards. 110 pp., 30 pp. of ads extracted from the rear of each issue. The first nine issues of this continuation in magazine form of Isaiah Thomas' newspaper The Massachusetts Spy, a format to which Thomas resorted as a means of avoiding recently instituted tariffs on paper and taxes on newspaper advertisements. In a broadside he published addressing the matter Thomas observed 'The tax on news-paper advertisements has a direct tendency not only to restrain, but to destroy those necessary vehicles of publick information, by taking away their only support.these considerations have induced the printer of the Massachusetts Spy, although with greatest reluctance, to discontinue the publication of that news-paper.' The scope and nature of its content remained essentially unchanged in its new form. The present issues include such items as the text of a November 1785 treaty with the Cherokees, the speech of a Seneca chief delivered at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, an article on the growing Russian Empire, extracts from History of the Late War in America (from the British Annual Register, for 1776) and Dr. Johnson's Meditations on Pudding. Also includes numerous interesting advertisements, some of them illustrated with woodcuts. A partially trimmed early ownership inscription appears at the foot of one leaf, apparently reading 'Doctr. Porter.' A short-lived title, The Worcester Magazine was published from 1786 to 1788. REFERENCES: Lomazow 20.CONDITION: Most issues good, issue for 2nd week in May, 1786 lacking leaf (pp. 71-72), rubbed along the extremities and spine with some loss, marginal losses from a few leaves, in one instance affecting the text of an advertisement for 'Stages From Portsmouth in New Hampshire, to Savannah in Georgia' (but this ad appears several times). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Plantarum indigenarum et exoticarum icones ad vivum coloratae oder Sammlung nach der Natur gemalter Abbildungen inn- und ausländischer Pflanzen, für Liebhaber und Beflissene der Botanie. Herausgegeben von einer Gesellschaft von Kräuterkennern. Volumes 1-6.

      - Wien und Leipzig, auf Kosten der Gesellschaft and Lucas Hochenleitter, 1786-1792. Six volumes in six. 8vo (22.5 x 14.1 cm). Four nicely hand coloured engraved title vignettes and 356 (of 360) beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates all with Latin and German names by J. Lachenbauer and engraved by I. Albrecht. Contemporary uniform marbled boards. Spines with red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.l Very rare in any state and by far the largest collection of these fine plates on the market since 1987. The images were drawn by J. Lachenbauer. Each plate shows one plant species (or algae, mushroom, or lichen), with its name in Latin - following the Linnaean system -and in German. Two of the introductions are signed by Lukas Hochenleitter und Komp. All volumes have a printed alphabetical index with annotations about each plant's morphology and distribution. A complete set should have eight volumes with 480 plates. These are the first six volumes. Only three auction records appear in the last 40 years. In both volumes 3 and 6 two plates are wanting: they were probably never included. Otherwise a beautifully hand-coloured set, and very fresh, with the impressions strong and the colouring neat, bright and accurate, and spotless. Nissen BBI, 2342. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte und ausführliche Beschreibung der Markgräflich-Brandenburgischen Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Anspach, oder Onolzbach, und deren Merkwürdigkeiten aus Urkunden, aeltern Schriftstellern und eigener Nachforschung gesammelt.

      bey dem Verfasser, Anspach 1786 - 8°. (8),208,(30) S. + 1 gef. Stadtplan + 3 teils gef. Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Einband beschabt und bestoßen; Rücken unsachgemäß 'restauriert'; Notizen mit Bleistift am Spiegel; Wurmspuren im Bund; Titelblatt mit Namen; Faltplan mit kleineren Markierungen mit Rotstift; stellenweise häufige Unterstreichungen mit Rot- und Bleistift; ansonsten sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte und ausführliche Beschreibung der Markgräflich-Brandenburgischen Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Anspach, oder Onolzbach, und deren Merckwürdigkeiten aus Urkunden, aeltern Schriftstellern und eigener Nachforschung.

      Ansbach, Selbstverlag 1786.. Titel mit gest. Vignette, gefalt. gest. Plan und 3 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. 19 Bll., 208 S. Pappband d. Zt. Engelmann 288; Lentner III, 6232; Pfeiffer I, 807. - Mit vielen, sehr detaillierten Nachrichten über die Stadt und ihre Bewohner. Die Tafeln zeigen einen Plan von Ansbach, Ansichten der Residenz, des Marktes und der Stiftskirche. Mit dem umfangreichen Subskribentenverzeichnis. Fischer (1756-1813), "Geheimer Canzlist" und Schreiber, wollte mit dieser ausführlichen Beschreibung insbesondere die inneren und äußeren Veränderungen Ansbachs in den zurückliegenden dreißig Jahren darstellen. - Stärker berieben und bestoßen.

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        Atti o memorie degli uomini illustri in santità nati o morti in Bologna.

      Della Volpe, 1786. 5 voll., in 8°, m. pelle. Disponiamo: Classe I - Voll. 1° e 2° - De' Santi e Beati, che hanno culto pubblico ed approvato dalla Chiesa, pp. compl. XX + 1001 + 3 inc. ripiegate nn. f. t. Vol. 1° e 3° - Della Classe di quei, che da tempo immemorabile sembrano aver culto pubblico e titolo di Beati o di Santi con tolleranza della Chiesa, pp. compl. XX + 867 + 4 piccole inc. nn. nel t. Vol. 3° - Della classe de' Santi e Beati, che hanno culto pubblico ed approvato dalla Chiesa, pp. XII + 508. Front. fig. Mende alle copp. Una delle inc. presenta uno strappo. Sciolto il piatto ant. del 3° vol.

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        Didon Tragédie Lyrique en trois Actes Representée à Fontainebleau devant leurs Majestés le 16. Octobre 1783. Et pour la premiere fois sur le Théatre de l'Académie Royale de Musique Le Lundy 1er Décembre de la même Année Dediée a la Reine... Gravée par Huguet Musicien de la Comédie Italienne... Imprimé par Basset. [Full score]

      Paris: Chez le Suisse de l'Hotel de Noailles, [1786]. Folio. Light green paper boards speckled in black, dark red leather title label with decorative gilt rules to spine, all edges red. 1f. (recto title, verso catalogue of Piccinni's operas published up to Penélope), 307 pp. Engraved. From the André Meyer collection, with his small collection stamp to front endpapers. Binding very slightly worn and rubbed, endpapers slightly worn, foxed and creased; front free endpaper with slight loss to blank upper inner margin; Slightly worn, browned and foxed, heavier to some leaves; some offsetting; small sewing holes to inner margins; pp. 305/306 loose. First Edition, second issue, without dedicatory leaf. Lesure p. 497. Hirsch II 733. RISM P2100. Set to a libretto by Marmontel. "In 1783 Piccinni reached his second peak with a highly successful revival of Atys and the introduction of Didon, which momentarily eclipsed the rising star of Sacchini... The sixth and most successful of the nine serious French operas that Piccinni wrote during his sojourn in Paris, Didon continued to be performed there until 1836 and received performances in French and German translation throughout Europe during the first quarter of the 19th century." Mary Hunter in Grove Music Online.

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        Des Herrn Leonhard von Vinci, ersten Mahlers zu Florenz; Praktisches Werk von der Mahlerey worinnen diese vortrefliche Kunst hauptsächlich nach geometrisch- optisch- und mechanischen Gründen gelehret : wie auch nach anatomischen Regeln die verschiedenen Stellungen, Bewegungen und Berrichtungen der Glieder des menschlichen Körpers, deutlich vorgestellet wird [COMPLETE WITH ITS 57 COPPER ENGRAVINGS]

      Nürnberg: In der Christoph Weigel und A.G. Schneiderischen Kunst- und Buchhandlung, 1786. New edition (Neue mit dem Leben des Verfassers vermehrte Auflage, mit Kupfern). Hardcover. f to vg. Octavo (8 1/4 x 7"). [6], 184, [6]pp. Original 3/4 calf over decorative paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Title page in red and black lettering.This German-language edition of "Codex Urbinas" is a collection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings entered in his notebooks under the general heading "On Painting." The manuscripts were gathered together by Francesco Melzi some time before 1542 and first printed in French and Italian as "Trattato della pittura" by Raffaelo du Fresne in 1651. The main aim of the treatise was to argue that painting was a science. Leonardo's keen observation of expression and character is evidenced in his comparison of laughing and weeping, about which he notes that the only difference between the two emotions in terms of the "motion of the [facial] features" is "the ruffling of the brows, which is added in weeping, but more elevated and extended in laughing."This work is complete with its 57 in-text and full-page copper engravings.Binding rubbed along edges, with head and tail of spine chipped, but laid in on inside of front cover. Closed tears along joints. Some worming to pages 163-166, 171-174, 179-182, and to the last two leaves of the Index (slightly affecting lettering). Previous owners' names and inscriptions on front free endpaper (painter Alexander Rechberg, Berlin 1835; Karehnke to Prof. Petersen, Dantzig 1921). Karehnke's stamp on inside of front cover and title page. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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

      Printed for James Jones, Esq. by Lewis and Eberall,, Kingston, -- Jamaica: 1786 - [v], [1 blank], 31, [1 blank], [3]-424, [4- Index to Abridgement], 40 [Abridgement] pp. Printed side margin notes. The front endpapers and title page are moderately foxed; otherwise, a clean text, bound in contemporary marbled boards, original endpapers, backed [probably later] in half calf with spine rules [small institutional bookplate on front pastedown]. Very Good. This is an attractive Jamaica imprint, meticulously organized and expertly prepared. An alphabetically-arranged list of about 300 Subscribers precedes "A Table of the Acts of Assembly of Jamaica, In the Annual Order they were passed." There follows "The Laws of Jamaica," arranged chronologically. The "Abridgement of the Laws of Jamaica" appears to have been issued with the "Acts of Assembly", but it has a separate title page, imprint, and Index. The Laws are an unusually interesting compilation of material on a variety of subjects-- firearms, gaming, cattle, taxation, settlers, immigration, smuggling, inheritance, and much else. Some especially illuminating provisions are designed to regulate closely the Negro residents of the island: "Loose, idle and runaway Negroes and other Slaves," the "Inconveniences" caused by "the number of Negro Huts and Houses being built," their "Cabals and Conspiracies," "preventing Negroes and other Slaves from deserting from their Owners and departing from this Island in a clandestine Manner," punishing enablers of fugitive slavesSabin 35617. I Harv. Law Cat. 1039. ESTC T140415. Cundall Supp. 446, 447. Goldsmiths' 13208. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idées sur la météorologie

      London: de l'imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, Snow-Hill. Se vend chez P. Elmsley ... à Londres, 1786. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1786-1787. Two volumes bound in three. 8vo (206x126 mm). [1-9] 4-8 [1], 10-320 p.; [3], 320*, 321-543 [1], [1] 486-516 p.; [8] [1] 2-478, [2] p., including half-titles to first and third volume, 2 folding engraved plates bound after p. 444 in vol. I, part II. Contemporary calf (hinges repaired, spine ends and extremities worn, spine label to first volume only). Occasional minor spotting and browning (end papers and half titles stronger). Provenance: Arthur Jacob Bequest; RCSI library (library- and ownership stamps to titles). ----Poggendorf I, 546 - D.S.B. IV, 29. - FIRST EDITION, London issue. Jean André Deluc (1727-1817) was a Swiss-born British geologist and meteorologist who studied the effects of heat and pressure on the mercury barometer and, as a pioneer in scientific mountaineering, published the first correct rules for using the barometer to find the heights of mountains. He discovered that water attains its maximum density at 4° C and developed the theory that the quantity of water vapour in any given space is independent of the density of the air in which it is diffused. He further noticed the disappearance of heat in the thawing of ice about the same time that Joseph Black founded on it his ingenious hypothesis of latent heat. The present work on meteorology also contains important sections on heat and combustion and the controversy over the discovery of latent heats (see D. McKie and N. H. de V. Heathcote, The discovery of specific and latent heats (London, 1935) pp. 48-50). Very Good.

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        Le Temple de Gnide

      Paul de Simon - Ex typographia Simoniana - Napoli, NAPOLI 1786 - INTERLINGUE Volume della seconda metà del XVIII secolo in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, su dorso tassello con elementi grafici e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, macchie su piatto inferiore, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine ben conservate, mancanti le pagine da 167 al 172. Presenti segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizio. Con eleganti testatine e finalini in nero.Tradotto dal greco al latino da anonimo, dal greco in francese dal Signor di Montesquieu. Lingue: Francese, con testo Latino a fronte.

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        Projet d'instruction sur une maladie convulsive fréquente dans les colonies de l'Amérique connue sous le nom de tétanos, demandé par le ministre de la marine à la Société royale de médecine [signé Poissonnier, Geoffroy, Desperriéres, Andry, Carrere, Thouret, certifié par Vicq d'Azyr].

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1786 - Grand in-8° relié, cartonnage de l'époque, pièce de titre, [4]-96 pages - - - On trouve relié à la suite : Jean-François DURANDE : Observations sur l'efficacité du mélange d'éther sulfurique et d'huile volatile de térébenthine, dans les coliques hépatiques, produites par des pierres biliaires (A Strasbourg : A la Libraire Académique, 1790), 166 [2] pages. Petits manques aux coiffes inférieures et supérieures sinon très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marseille Ancienne et Moderne.

      Chez La Veuve Duchesne, Libraire 1786 - Petit in-8 ( 200 X 130 mm ) de 323 pages, reliure de lépoque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse fleuronnés, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, pièce de titre en maroquin olive, roulette dorée sur coupes et chasses. EDITION ORIGINALE. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. Marseille [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kinderschool.

      Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg 1786 - (4) 192 p. Origineel Perkament, goudbestempeld, 12° (Met op het voor- en achterplat het wapen van Middelburg gestempeld.)

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        Diccionario Geográfico-Histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América. Es a saber: de los Reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra-Firme, Chile y Nuevo Reyno de Granada. Tomo I (de 5): Abbots-Cuzco (inclusive).

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Benito Cano, 1786. 4to.; 2 hs., XVI-791 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Texto limpio y amplios márgenes blancos. Encuadernación de época en piel, con tejuelos, ligeramente fatigada..

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        Sammlung der Bischöflich Speierischen Hirtenbriefe und Diöcesan-Verordnungen von dem Jahre 1720. bis 1786. : nebst einem Anhange von den frommen Stiftungen im Hochstifte Speier

      Bruchsal, gedruckt mit Bevernschen Schriften, 1786. 8 S. Vorrede v. August Bischof zu Speier, 28 S. Inhalt, 636 S., 16 S. Register 4°. Halbleder, Rückenschildchen goldgeprägt, Einband berieben, Buchecken bestoßen, Rücken unten etwas fransig, innen teils etwas fleckig, aber durchaus altersentsprechend gut SEHR SELTEN ///////// Damian August Philipp Karl Reichsgraf von Limburg-Stirum (* 16. März 1721; gest. 26. Februar 1797 auf Schloss Freudenhain in Passau) war von 1770 bis 1797 Fürstbischof von Speyer. Am 3. November 1753 wurde er zum Subdiakon des Domkapitels zu Speyer beeidigt und zugelassen, zwei Jahre darauf wurde er Domdechant. Als Nachfolger Franz Christoph von Huttens wurde er am 25. Mai 1770 zum Bischof ernannt. Während seiner Amtszeit drängte Limburg-Stirum auf den Bau einer neuen Stadtmauer um Bruchsal, obwohl sie vor der neuen Waffentechnik keinerlei Schutz mehr bot. Um finanzielle Mittel aufzutreiben, ordnete er stadtweite Hausdurchsuchungen nach Wertgegenständen an. Diese blieben jedoch erfolglos, so dass er sein Vorhaben aufgeben musste. Reste der teilweise fertiggestellten Stadtmauer sind noch heute zu sehen. Seine soziale Fürsorge brachte der Stadt ein Waisen-, ein Zucht- und ein Armenhaus sowie Spital und Lateinschule. Durch die französische Revolutionsarmee bedroht, floh Limburg-Stirum am 1. Oktober 1792. Er machte Station in Veitshöchheim, Augsburg und Freising und kehrte am 20. April 1793 nach Bruchsal zurück. Drei Jahre später, am 21. September 1795, war er wieder auf der Flucht vor französischen Soldaten. Er zog nach Freising und später nach Passau. ///////////// Jakob Bevern (1738-1790), Hofbuchdrucker in Bruchsal, übernahm die Herausgabe für das Wochenblatt für das Fürstliche Hochstift Speyer, das ab April 1782 erschien. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Anti-Saint-Nicaise. Ein Turnier im XVIII. Jahrhundert gehalten von zwey T[empel] H[erren] als etwas für Freymaurer und die es nicht sind. [ANGEBUNDEN:] Archidemides oder des Anti-Saint-Nicaise zweyter Theil. Mit einer Silhoutte des Verfassers. [= 2 Teile]. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, bey Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer, 1786. - 3 Bll., IV, 202 S., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 3 gefalt. Stammtaf. / XCII, 235 S., mit gest. Titelvignette, 8°, Interimskarton Wolfstieg 33449/50, Kloss 2331; Taute 819 u. 818: "Das Kupfer stellt einen die Tonsur tragenden, auf den Vatican zeigenden protestantischen Geistlichen u. einen Tempelherren im Ornate dar." - Chr. F. Kessler von Sprengeisen (1730?-1809) richtet sich gegen den 1785 veröffentlichten "Saint Nicaise", als dessen Verfasser allgemein Joh. August v. Starck (Logenname: Archidemides) angesehen wurde. Starck war eine der umstrittensten Gestalten der Freimaurerei im ausgehenden 18. Jh. Durch die Erfindung eines angeblich existierenden geistlichen Zweiges der Tempelherren, der sog. Kleriker, die im Besitz geheimer Überlieferungen u. geheimen Wissens seien, sowie durch die Einführung neuer Hochgrade versuchte Starck, die Führung der gesamten Maurerei zu erlangen. Der hier angebundene sehr seltene u. umfangreiche 2. Teil erschien auf eine wahrscheinlich von Starck verfasste Rezension des "Anti-Saint-Nicaise" in der Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung. Diese wird im umfangreichen Vorwort Satz für Satz widerlegt. Darauf folgt eine Veröffentlichung von Briefen Starcks u. a. Dokumente. Den Schluss bildet die offizielle Aussage des kathol. Geistlichen S. Cosandey über die Illuminaten in Bayern. - Einband fleckig; Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen; Buchblock bestossen u. dadurch mit einer durchgehend angeknickten Ecke; tlw. wasserrandig u. leicht fleckig; unbeschnitten u. angerändert, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws [bound with] Addenda to.

      1786 - The Most Complete Early English Treatise on the Bankrupt Laws Cooke, William [1757-1832]. A Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Lynch, Colles, Burnet, Beatty, Davis, Marchbank, H. Whitestone, and Jones, 1786. viii, [8], *iv, 372, [8], ccxxxiii, [23] pp. Complete. [Bound with] Cooke, William. Addenda to the Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Lynch, Colles, Burnet Marchbank, J. Jones, And Watts, 1790. [viii], cl pp. Complete. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style paneled calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endleaves renewed. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, stains to margins of a few leaves. Two scarce titles in a handsome binding. * First Dublin editions, reprints of the first London editions (1785, 1789). Bridgman's Short View of Legal Bibliography (1807) says this is the most complete early English treatise on the bankrupt laws. A popular title, its final edition, the eighth, was published in 1823. The second and later editions of this work are entitled The Bankrupt Laws. Bridgman cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 226. The Dublin edition of the Addenda not in the ESTC or Sweet & Maxwell. Compendious System: English Short-Title Catalogue T66792.

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        A New Guide to the English Tongue: in Five Parts

      Elisha Babcock, Hartford, 1786. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 16mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Leather spine and "grained" paper over boards, frontispiece illustration "Tho Dilworth School master", (xii), 155 pages, "Selected Fables" section (pages 138-149) illustrated with small framed scenes. Covers worn, leather spine stained and chipped, hinges cracked at end papers, still attached, paper toned, end papers stained, rear end papers printed with "Spiritual Songs", front fly leaf offset by frontispiece, many pages have chips and are bent around edges, some pages offset by text, fading to text and images, random small stains throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Language & Linguistics; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011370. .

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        Lieder und Gesänge; am Klavier zu singen, nebst einem Rondo

      4 p.l., 43, [1] pp. Oblong 4to, orig. wrappers (small hole in title touching one letter, repaired on verso at an early date; minor foxing & soiling). Offenbach: "Auf Kosten des Verfassers," [dedication dated May 1786]. First edition, and very rare, of this privately printed collection of 28 songs. Brede (1736-98), studied in Halle for three years with the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann. At the time of the composition of these songs, Brede was subrector and cantor at the Jacobikirche in Perleberg near Wittenberg. In 1792, he was elected cantor and music director at Stettin. In 1793 he prepared a concert where Chaldni, the "father of acoustics," played his "euphon," which consisted of glass rods of different pitches. List of subscribers on verso of fourth preliminary leaf. Very good copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. WorldCat locates no copy in North America. ❧ RISM B4302.

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        Alcune IDEE su le COSE NATURALI.

      nella Stamperia privilegiata degli Agnelli, 1786. In-8° (cm. 19x12,2), pp. 248. Solida e bella cartonatura edit. muta. Fresco genuino es., croccante e immacolato, salvo un alone e alc. fior. al solo primo foglio di testo. Il front. e la dedicatoria (alla "Comtesse STAMPA Marquise de SONCINO Grande d'Espagne del première classe") in distinta veste tipogr. sono impresse su forte carta di pregio, più spessa del resto dei fogli. Incredibile TRATTATO di ALCHIMIA. Solfo mercurio sale metalli sole luna ecc. TRASMUTAZIONE, ORO FILOSOFICO, antimonio filosofico, terra chimica, sale del Cervo, MONTE ALCHIMICO, HYLE, AZOTH, distillazione spagirica, sette porte della chimica soluzione, feto chimico, dragone chimico, "junge fratrem cum sorore / et propina illis poculum amoris", leone verde bianco e rosso (maniera d'achiaparlo), selva chimica, vento alchemico, caccia del cervo ed UNICORNO CHIMICO. ELIXIR. Per quanto riguarda l'Autore (di cui si conosce solo quest'opera), potrebbe sembrare azzardata l'attribuzione, accreditata dal Melzi (Dizionario opere anonime e pseudonime, 1, p. 29) e da ICCU, di un tanto sulfureo manuale di ALCHIMIA al TURCONI (Milano 1738-Parigi 1805), politico e filantropo, attratto a Parigi dalle idee della Rivoluzione francese, che finanziò patrioti e giornali liberali e l'assistenza sociale per anziani e poveri; membro della Commissione per la nuova costituzione svizzera. Rarissimo. Censito solo alla Comunale Centrale di Milano. Un es. si trova a Lugano, bibl. dei Cappuccini. Introvabile. Perfetto es.

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        Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, In America.

      1786 - With Extensive Manuscript Additions Concerning Toll Bridges, Taxation and Veterans [Connecticut]. Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, In America. Hartford: Printed by Elisha Babcock, 1786. 8, 2, 5, 3, 346, [8] pp. [Bound with] [Manuscript Copies of Subsequent Acts, Laws and Resolutions, 1786-1817]. 347-387, [388-390] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Rubbing to boards and extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, rear board partially detached, front board and both free endpapers detached and edgeworn, front free endpaper has early repair. Moderate toning and dampspotting to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, minor edgewear to title page. Early owner inscription, "John Benjamin's Law Book, 1786/ 1785" to head of front free endpaper, "1784" in small later hand to head of title page, early owner annotations to a few leaves of text, a few other jottings to rear pastedown. * This fascinating collection addresses a variety of topics, such as adultery, bail, burglary, cattle, children, counterfeiting, debtors, divorce, dogs, dowry, dueling, drunkenness, elections, executions, fornication, frauds and perjuries, fraudulent conveyances, gaming, horse racing, Indians, insolvent estates, jurors, lotteries, marriage, maritime affairs, murder, oaths, rape, rogues, rum, the Sabbath, slaves, taverns, tobacco, treason, usury and vice. The owner of this copy had his copy bound with 50 blank leaves. He filled most of these with fair copies of several later acts, laws and resolutions. The majority of these deal with toll bridges, the second largest group deals with Revolutionary War veterans. It is likely that the owner of this book was John Benjamin of Stratford, Connecticut, who was involved in several bridge-building ventures in Bridgeport. He was also a veteran. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 45. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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