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        East Asia antique map - Schraembl, 1786.

      EAST ASIA MAP?Zweiter Theil der Karte von Asien, welcher China, einen Theil der Tartarei, Indien jenseits des Ganges, die Inseln Sumatra, Iava, Borneo, Moluken, Philippinen, und Iapon enth?lt.? Copper engraving assembled from two sheets engraved by Jacob Adam, published by Franz Anton Schraembl. Dated 1786 in the plate. From his large and spectacular ?Allgemeiner deutscher Atlas aller L?nder?, Vienna 1786-94. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 94,2 x 68,6 cm.Large detailed map covering all of the Far Eeast from the mouth of the Ganges to West New Guinea and from Tartary and Korea to Timor. Embellished with an attractive title- cartouche. Based on an earlier map of Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d?Anville (1697 - 1782), one of the greatest French cartographers of the second half of the eighteenth century, and author of an important monograph atlas of China.Price: ?1.250,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        HISTORIA GERAL DE PORTUGAL, E SUAS CONQUISTAS,

      - OFFERECIDA Á RAINHA NOSSA SENHORA D. MARIA I. POR DAMIAÕ ANTONIO DE LEMOS FARIA E CASTRO. TOMO I [a Tomo XX]. LISBOA, Na Typographia Rollandiana. 1786 - 1804. Obra em 20 tomos/volumes. In 8º (de 14,5x10 cm) com lvi, 382, [1] + 432 + 373, (1) + 308, (3) + 365, (1) + 364, (4) + 320 + 358 + viii, 388 + 352 + viii, 308 + viii, 375 + viii, 324 + 380, (4) + (2), 371, (5) + 352, (4) + 386, (5) + 395, (4) + 327, (3) + 1, 392, (4) pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele de carneira com ferros a ouro nas lombadas e nos rótulos vermelhos. Datas das publicações dos tomos/volumes: 1786 (do 1º ao 5º inclusivé); 1787 (do 6º ao 8º inclusivé); 1788 (do 9º ao 11º inclusivé); 1789 (do 12º ao 14º inclusivé); 1800 (do 15º ao 17º inclusivé); e 1804 (do 18º ao 20º inclusivé). Belo exemplar com todas as encadernações homogéneas, impresso em papel de elevada qualidade, muito alvos, e sonantes. Trata-se da primeira história de Portugal realmente completa até à data da sua publicação, apesar de cronologicamente terminar no ano da morte de D. João V. não contendo os reinados seguintes de D. José I e de D. Maria I. A proto-história de Portugal e do território português ocupam os 2 primeiros volumes; o primeiro rei D. Afonso Henriques ocupa o 3º volume; D. Dinis, D. Afonso e Pedro I ocupam o 4º volume; a sucessão até à aclamação de D. Joao I ocupa o 5º volume; a dinastia de Avis até D. João II ocupam o 6 e 7º volumes; A sucessão de D. Manuel I encontra-se no 8º volume; a história de Portugal com especial incidência do autor nas suas Conquistas ocupam desde o volume 9º até ao volume 17º que contém a descrição da Batalha de Alcácer- Quibir e a entrada de Filipe II de Espanha em Portugal. Entretanto a vida de São Francisco Xavier é descrita no volume 14º; e no volume 16º são descritas a fundação da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, e a conquista e perda de Adem, na Arábia, no Mar Vermelho. A Aclamação de D. João IV encontra-se no volume 18º. A perda da Ilha do Ceilão é descrita no volume 19º. A Deposição do Rei Afonso VI é narrada no volume 20º. Neste último volume encontra-se por extenso o Tratado de Paz de 1668 com a Espanha ; e o reinado de D. João V até à sua morte. Os críticos, segundo Inocêncio, insurgiram-se pela falta de provas do autor, no entanto António Moraes Silva utilizou-a para publicar um resumo da história de Portugal. O relato começa no século VI antes de Cristo com os episódios das lutas dos Tartéssios com os ocupantes Fenícios, sendo estes mais tarde ajudados pelos Cartagineses que aproveitaram esta oportunidade de ajuda para permanecerem no território dos Lusitanos e de outros povos do ocidente da Península. Relativamente a uma proximidade histórica e documental com o período da Restauração podemos aqui encontrar uma abordagem particularmente interessante dos factos ocorridos nesta época, encontrando-se os portugueses, segundo o autor, na desproporção de lutarem contra o império mais poderoso de todos os tempos havido até essa época. Inocêncio II, 120 e 121. ?FARIA E CASTRO, Damião António de Lemos. Cavaleiro professo na Ordem de Cristo, rico proprietário no Algarve. Cultivando as letras com estudiosa afeição e desinteresse, nunca solicitou nem aceitou empregos, que lhe foram por vezes oferecidos, segundo dizem. Foi natural de Vila Nova de Portimão. Nasceu em 1715, e morreu em 1789, deixando numerosa descendência. - Para a sua biografia vej. a Corographia do Algarve, por João Baptista da Silva Lopes, a pag. 417. [?] [.] Historia geral de Portugal e suas conquistas. Lisboa, na Typ. Rollandiana 1786 a 1804. 8.º 20 tomos. - Saíram reimpressos na mesma oficina os tomos I e II em 1830 e os tomos III, IV e V em 1831. Esta história, que chega até o fim do reinado de D. João V, é pouco estimada dos críticos. Acusa-se o seu estilo de difuso, empolado, desigual e pouco conveniente. A frase é muitas vezes impropria, e as palavras aplicadas em sentido metafórico ou diverso do verdadeiro. Quanto aos factos narrados, vê-se que o autor não soube, ou não p

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        Â‚Hetzzettel‘ des Wiener Hetztheaters mit Ankündigung und Programm der berüchtigten Tierkampfschauen. Beschreibt zehn Aufzüge, darunter die blutige Begegnung eines amerikanischen Seehundes mit einem Transylvanischen Bär und als finalen Akt das „Opfer der Muselmänner zu Mecca“, d.i. die Enthauptung eines „Schweitzer Vollstieres“ und seine anschließende Verbrennung als Rauchopfer.

      Ohne Jahr und Ort (Wien, nicht später als 1786).. Folio. 1 beidseitig bedrucktes Blatt mit einer Holzschnittvignette (Österreichischer Adler und zugleich das Symbol der Vorgängerinstitution des Hetztheaters). Wohlerhalten. Äußerst seltener ‚Hetzzettel‘ und eindrückliches Zeugnis der dunklen Seiten des Zeitalters der Aufklärung. In Bibliotheken für uns nicht nachweisbar. – Vgl. Schimmer (1847), Bd. 2, S. 364ff. – Annonciert dem Publikum die fünfte Hetze des Jahres, abzuhalten am „Sonntag, den 30ten April“, eine Kombination aus Wochentag und Datum, die während der Existenz des Theaters sechs mal auftrat: zuerst 1758, zuletzt 1786: Das Wiener Hetztheater wurde von dem Franzosen Carl Defraine (1727-1768) gegründet. Nachdem Defraine das kaiserliche Privilig erlangt hatte, ließ er 1755 ein hölzernes, drei Stockwerke zählendes Amphitheater errichten, welches Platz für insgesamt 3.000 Zuschauer bot. Die grausigen Gemetzel wurden an den Wochenenden von März bis November abgehalten und am Tag zuvor von einem Umzug, angeführt von dem auf einem reich geschmückten Schimmel reitenden Hetzmeister, in der ganzen Stadt angekündigt. Hierbei wurden ‚Hetzzettel‘ wie der hier angebotene unter das Volk gebracht, und zwar mit durchschlagendem Erfolg: Als Defraine starb waren die Einnahmen durch die wöchentlichen Spektakel so beachtlich, das das Hetztheater von der öffentlichen Hand weiterbetrieben wurde. In der auf die letzte Hetze folgenden Nacht (1796) wurde das hölzerne Amphitheater durch ein Feuer in Gänze zerstört, was zugleich das Ende der Wiener Hetzen bedeutete. Von den größeren Tieren gingen bis auf einen Auerochsen alle in den Flammen zugrunde. Der Ochse wurde in die Menagerie zu Schönbrunn verbracht, wo er bis zu seinem Tod ein Gnadenbrot erhielt. Seine präparierten Überreste überführte man 1809 in den Pariser Jardin des Plantes verbracht.

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        Jesus Messias. Oder die Evangelien und Apostelgeschichte, in Gesängen.

      (Winterthur, Steiner), 1783-1786. - 5 Bände. 8°. (2), 431, (11) S.; (8), 419, (9), S.; (4), 399, (1) S.; (6) 468, (4) S.; (8), (2), (4), (2), (72) S. Mit 72 Kupfertafeln und 7 gest. Vignetten von Chodowiecki, Berger, Schellenberg, Lips, Gmelin, Gränicher, Nussbiegel, Penzel und Pfenninger. Halblederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückensch. Rümann 599. - Goedeke IV, 269, 44. - Wilpert/Gühring 858, 107. - Lanckoronska-Oehler III, 95. - Erste Ausgabe. Die Kupfertafeln erschienen in vier Lieferungen, hier als fünfter Band in einem gebunden. Lavater liefert zu jedem Kupferstich eine ausführliche und kritische Beschreibung über Technik, Qualität und Entstehung, die das Werk ausserordentlich aufschlussreich für die Kenntnis der Arbeitsmethoden der damaligen Kupferstecher macht. "Aller Unvollkommenheiten ungeachtet, ist die Sammlung und Darstellung von neutestamentlichen Geschichten weit aus die Beste ." (Lavater im Nachwort). - Nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. In Band drei ca. 20 Seiten stärker gebräunt. Vorsätze leimschattig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta de Guia de Casados, y Avisos para Palacios

      Madrid: Benito Cano, 1786. Recent calf. . Occasional slight staining in lower margin. Tear repaired in lower margins of 7 ff. just affecting 5 letters.. The well-printed Spanish edition by Benito Cano. Edgar Prestage describes the Carta de Guia de Casados as being Melos most personal work, with its homely philosophy, good sense and amusing and appropriate anecdotes, written in an unadorned style (D. Francisco Manuel de Mello; esboco biographico, pp. 257-8). The aristocratic Melo is, with Quevedo, the greatest writer of his generation in the Iberian peninsula (Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature). Palau 160467.

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        Philos endliche Erklärung und Antwort, auf verschiedene Anforderungen und Fragen, die an ihn ergangen, seine Verbindung mit dem Orden der Illuminaten betreffend. Erstausg.

      142 S., 1 Bl., Kl.-8, Goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückenschild Kloss 3260 Wolfstieg 42781. - Im Jahr 1786 gerieten bei einer Hausdurchsuchungen geheime Papiere der Illuminaten in die Hände der Regierung, dabei wurde Weishaupt als Oberhaupt entlarvt u. der Orden stark belastetet. Die Dokumente wurden publiziert, um der Bevölkerung Beweise für Konspiration u. Staatsgefährdung zu liefern. Als bekannt wurde, dass der Autor vieler Schriftstücke "Philo" mit dem Freiherr von Knigge identisch war, sah dieser sich zu der vorliegenden Rechtfertigung gezwungen. - Leicht bestossen u. berieben ein Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt Innendeckel mit ExLibris "Freiherr Knigge-Leveste" (auf der Illus. ist der Gutshof der Freiherren Knigge im Westen des Dorfes Levestes, in der Region Hannover, zu sehen) wie so oft ohne das Frontispiz Titel gestempelt Längskante tlw. knapp beschnitten, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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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.

      Dublin: Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, et al., 1786. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 3 vols. I: xii, 596 pp.; 1 fold. map. II: [2], viii, 588 pp.; 1 fold. map. III: vii, [1], 540, [64 (index )] pp. Dublin first edition, printed in the same year as the London first. With this work, Gillies (1747–1836) — later the Royal Historiographer of Scotland — became one of the earliest British classicists to examine Greek history from a political perspective, in this case Whiggish. The volumes are illustrated with two oversized, folding maps depicting Greece and its colonies.         ESTC N7592; Allibone 672; Brunet, II, 1599. On Gillies, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. Contemporary calf, spines with nice gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels; joints cracked or open, corners/edges rubbed, spine with tips chipped and leather cracked. Ex–social club library: old shelving labels at spine heads extending onto sides, 19th-century bookplates, call numbers on endpapers, title-pages pressure-stamped. Vols. I and III with front free endpaper lacking; vol. I map with short tear along one fold and slightly longer tear from inner margin, extending into image. Intermittent light spotting; a few leaves age-toned. Vol. II with a few small, early ink blotches. All volumes with typical offsetting to early and late leaves from binding's turn-ins. Indeed a set nicer to contemplate, outside and inside, than our description must suggest.

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        Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie, avec des planches coloriées représentant au naturel les divers organes de l'homme et des animaux ... Tome premier [all published].

      Paris: François Ambroise Didot l'aîné, 1786. First edition, in an elegant contemporary binding, of the "most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques. This work is very rare when complete with all the plates, and the present copy is perhaps unique in containing the four-page 'Prospectus' for the work which we have been unable to find in any other copy of the book. Vicq d'Azyr identifies accurately for the first time many of the cerebral convolutions, along with various internal structures of the brain" (GM). "Vicq d'Azyr, permanent secretary to the Paris Academy of Medicine and personal physician of Marie Antoinette, produced one of the most outstanding anatomical folios of the brain that had yet appeared. He found that his dissections of the brain were facilitated by first hardening the brain in alcohol. He identified accurately for the first time many of the cerebral convolutions, along with various internal structures of the brain. Vicq d'Azyr (1781) described the mammillothalmic tract which still bears his name, as well as the central sulcus with the pre- and post-central convolutions and insula twenty years before Reil and Rolando" (McHenry, Garrison's History of Neurology, pp. 104-5). "Vicq d'Azyr, the eminent French anatomist and neurologist, has been called the greatest comparative anatomist of the eighteenth century. A highly successful physician, he numbered Marie Antoinette among his patients. Vicq d'Azyr's descriptions of the gross morphology of the brain were among the most accurate of his day and he identified many of the cerebral convolutions as well as various internal structures of the brain for the first time. Although Vicq d'Azyr intended his Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie (Paris, 1786-9) to be a multi-volume set, only one volume was published. It contained all of his important neuroanatomical studies and was one of the finest works on the subject to appear before the advent of microscopy. The atlas' sixty-nine plates included thirty-four hand-colored aquatints with individual outline plates drawn and engraved by Alexandre Briceau (fl. 1765), the noted Paris engraver, from gross dissections of human brains which had been fixed in alcohol, such fixatives as formalin and other chemicals not yet being used. The atlas also included a black-and-white plate taken from Soemmerring's De basi encephali" (Heirs of Hippocrates). The work was published in a series of eight fascicles which the author advertised for sale individually. "The unusual luxurious quality of this work and the un-business-like way in which Vicq d'Azyr permitted purchasers to acquire separate parts of the work strongly suggest that he financed its publication" (Norman). Complete copies are rare on the market - only five others have appeared at auction in the past fifty years, only one of them in a contemporary binding (and that copy had significant internal problems). The Haskell F. Norman copy, in a modern binding, made $23000 (his sale part II, Christie's New York, 16 June 1998, lot 840). Provenance: From the library of Jean Blondelet, perhaps the greatest collector of medical books of the 20th century. In 1765 Vicq d'Azyr (1746-94) enrolled in the University of Paris where he was taught by the anatomist and surgeon Antoine Petit (1722-94) and the comparative anatomist Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton (1716-99). In 1772 Vicq d'Azyr defended his thesis on the protective effect of the cranium for the brain, in 1773 he taught a popular course on morphology at the Jardin du Roi and in the following year he earned his doctorate and was admitted to the Académie des Sciences. In 1776 Vicq d'Azyr continued his study of anatomy in Paris, following the recommendation of Petit. In 1780 he became professor of comparative anatomy at Alfort Veterinary School, a post he would hold for the next eight years. "During his eight years at Alfort, he wrote with the aim of presenting a "grand tableau" or scheme of all species to illustrate a grand design of the animal kingdom, culminating in man. However, he was only able to write one volume of this work prior to his death. The five-part volume [the offered work], dedicated to King Louis XVI, described the detailed anatomy of the brain, and represents some of the most accurate depictions of the brain in the eighteenth century. In the introduction of this work, Vicq d'Azyr emphasized the importance of integrating form and function. The beautifully illustrated plates used in his tome were drawn by the noted Parisian engraver Alexandre Briceau, who is thanked by the author for his skills, stamina, and "endurance of foul odors." All plates were drawn from actual preserved human brains. One plate was black and white taken from Soemmering's De basi encephali. Preceding each plate, Vicq d'Azyr provided detailed explanations that were followed by comments of earlier anatomists (e.g., Bidloo, Vieussens, Eustachius, Willis, Monro, von Haller). In his descriptions, Vicq d'Azyr often chided past anatomists, including Vesalius, for inaccuracies in their illustrations and descriptions. "For his studies of the brain, he was one of the first to use a chemical cocktail (alcohol, saltpeter, and hydrochloric acid) for brain preservation, which would not become a standard method until the work of Reil (1759-1813), and horizontal and coronal sections of the brain for studying its anatomy. Vicq d'Azyr was the first to describe the substantia nigra, although some have erroneously attributed this discovery to Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830). In 1786 he described the mamillothalamic tract (bundle of Vicq d'Azyr) as "the white ribbon that rises from the mammillary eminence, forming a curve toward the interior tubercle within the optic thalamus." He is credited with rediscovering the white line (line of Gennari) in the calcarine cortex and was the first to accurately show the convolutions of the cerebral hemispheres which, historically, had been considered little more than "sur un plat de macaronis" (macaroni on a dish). He divided the cerebral cortex into frontal, parietal, and occipital lobes. He described the deep gray nuclei including the basal ganglia, claustrum, and caudate nucleus and the foramen (cecum) of Vicq d'Azyr, which lies in the midline of the anterior pontomedullary junction and receives basilar artery perforators. He also described the locus coeruleus and the centrum semiovale (Vicq d'Azyr's centrum), although the centrum was first portrayed by Vieussens. He gave the first detailed description of the course of the fornix and stria medullaris and of the anatomy of the hippocampus. He named and identified the uncus, cuneus, and precuneus, and was the first to describe the insula, although eponymously this structure carries the name of Reil. With air injection studies, he demonstrated the existence of the intraventricular foramen and noticed that the superior sagittal sinus drained primarily into the right transverse sinus. Vicq d'Azyr elaborated on the arrangement of the fiber bundles of the spinal cord and their division into a posterior and two lateral columns with an anterior commissure. "Interestingly, it was Vicq d'Azyr and not the Italian anatomist Rolando who discovered the central sulcus and pre- and postcentral gyri. In fact, François Leuret (1796-1851) first applied the name Rolando to the central sulcus in 1839 (Anatomie comparée du Système nerveux) to direct attention towards Rolando's descriptions. When Leuret prepared his publication on the brain, he did not have access to the writings of Vicq d'Azyr. Vicq d'Azyr first mentioned the central sulcus in [the present work]" (Tubbs et al, Félix Vicq d'Azyr (1746-1794): early founder of neuroanatomy and royal French physician, 2011). The year 1788 saw Vicq d'Azyr's election into the Académie Française, the highest scientific honour in France, and in the following year he became royal physician to Queen Marie Antoinette. In 1790, following the advent of the French Revolution, he presented plans for the reform of medical teaching in France to the Constituent Assembly, proposing grouping together the schools of medicine, surgery, veterinary and pharmacy and calling for the active participation of medical students in clinical work and competitive examinations. These proposals resulted in the establishment in Paris of three Écoles de Santé. Vicq d'Azyr died, probably from tuberculosis, on June 20, 1994, during the Reign of Terror. Anatomie de la Couleur 123; Blake 474; Brunet V, 1176; Garrison-Morton 401.2; Heirs of Hippocrates 1073 (fragment of atlas only); Norman 2150; Waller 9953. Large folio (477 x 312 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt spine, green title lable to spine, very light wear to spine, otherwise very fine and entirely unrestored. Half-title, allegorical aquatint frontispiece, printed in color and finished by hand, showing Louis XVI as Apollo sitting on a cloud watching an anatomy scene with three goddesses around the corpse, one representing Study with an oil-lamp, one Medicine with a serpent, and the third the draughts-woman, engraved explanation leaf by Beaublé, typographic dedication leaf to Louis XVI, 'Discours sur l'anatomie en générale' (pp. [1]-54), 'Vocabulaire anatomique, augmenté d'un grand nombre de termes nouveaux' (pp. [55]-123), 'Prospectus' (pp. [4]), 'Explication des planches' (pp. [1]-111, with 5 divisional titles of which numbers 1, 2 and 5 not included in the pagination). 69 plates, numbered 1-35, consisting of 34 number-keyed line engravings and 34 aquatints, some with stipple engraving, printed in two or more colors, and representing the same figures as the line engravings but printed from different plates, plus a single line-engraved plate (18). The plates were drawn and engraved by Alexandre Briceau "dessinateur du Cabinet d'Anatomie" assisted by his daughter Angélique.

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        SERMON DE SAN AGUSTIN, PREDICADO EN SU FIESTA, Y EN SU CONVENTO DE NRA. SRA. DE CANDELARIA DE ESTA CIUDAD DE LA HAVANA, EL DIA 28 DE AGOSTO DE 1786

      Havana: En la Imprenta de la Curia Episcopal y Rl. Seminario de S. Carlos, 1786. [4],L pp. Small quarto. 20th-century red cloth, gilt leather label. Titlepage lightly soiled, contemporary inscription, trimmed. Minor foxing and soiling to text. Very good. A rare and early Havana imprint, printing a sermon given at one of the religious festivals in that city. Like printing on any of the Caribbean islands, 18th-century Cuban imprints are all quite rare. One copy noted in OCLC, at the National Library of Chile. MEDINA, HAVANA 83.

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        Histoire physique, morale, civile, et politique de la Russie moderne et ancienne. Atlas volume

      [A Paris : Chez Froulle], 1786. Hardcover. Good. 37 folding engraved plates, maps and plans after Lespinasse, Pauquet and others, including a large folding plan of St. Petersburg and 16 views, 16 letterpress tables at end, the majority double-page. Atlas volume only. Modern leather spine, modern marbled boards. Marginal dampstaining, scattered foxing and soiling, tears to a few plates, lacking folding map of Russia and lacking plate 3, additional copy of plate 9 in place supplied. Brunet III, 916; Cohen-de Ricci 613; Russia Engages the World, pp. 54, 57. <br><br> Accompanying atlas to Clerc's magnum opus on the history of Russia, modern and ancient issued in 1783-1784, is particularly notable for its fine panoramic views of towns and palaces by Auvray, Fessard, Niquet and Née after Louis-Nicolas de Lespinasse. <br>A physician, historian, essayist and French cartographer, Nicolas Gabriel Clerc, served in the French Army as chief physician and reformed the practice of France’s military hospitals. At the request of Empress Elizabeth, he went to Russia in 1759 to serve as physician to General Kirill Razumovsky, of the Cossacks. In a later trip as doctor to the Grand Duke, began his research that would lead to his complete history of Russia, which was mostly unknown to Western Europe in the mid 1700s.

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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.

      Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, et al, 1786. Dublin first edition, printed in the same year as the London first. With this work, Gillies (1747-1836) -- later the Royal Historiographer of Scotland -- became one of the earliest British classicists to examine Greek history from a political perspective, in this case Whiggish. The volumes are illustrated with two oversized, folding maps depicting Greece and its colonies.

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        Traité Analytique des Mouvemens apparens des Corps célestes

      1786. Seven folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxxx, 738 pp., 1 leaf of errata; 2 p.l., 680, lvi pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. sheep (a little rubbed, head of spine of Vol. I a bit chipped), spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: la Veuve Valade, 1786-89. First edition. "From 1764 to 1783 he [Dionis] wrote a series of important memoirs on the application of the most recent analytic methods to the study of the principal astronomical phenomena (eclipses, occultations, reductions of observations, determination of planetary orbits, etc.). Revised and coordinated, these memoirs were reprinted in the two-volume Traité analytique des mouvements apparents [sic] des corps célestes (1786-1789), of which Delambre gives a detailed analysis…All these works are dominated by an obvious concern for rigor and by a great familiarity with analytical methods…their reexamination in the light of present possibilities of calculation would certainly be fruitful."-D.S.B., IV, p. 107. Very good set. ❧ Lalande, p. 599-"Le plus grand ouvrage d'astronomie analytique.".

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        ARTE DE BRILHANTES VERNIZES,

      - e das Tinturas, Fazellas, e como se deve obrar com ellas. E DOS INGREDIENTES DE QUE OS ditos se devem Compôr: huma larga explicaçaõ, da origem e das naturezas; propria para os Mestres TORNEIROS, PINTORES, E ESCULTORES. Como também huma offerta de 18, ou 20 RECEITAS CORIOSAS, e necessárias para os Ourives de Ouro, Prata, e os Relojoeiros, e mais Artistas. POR JOAÕ STOOTER Natural de Anveres, Provincia de Brabante perito no Rachar, e lavar Diamantes. LISBOA: Na Offic. De José de Aquino Bulhoens. Anno de 1786. Conliç[ensa] da Real Mês[a] Cens[oria]. Vende-se na casa de José Luis de Cravalho, Mercador de Livros, e morador na Calçada de S. Anna a onde acharáõ hum grande sortimento de Livros de varias faculdades. [Lisboa, 1786]. In 8ª [9x14,5 cm] com 223 págs. Encadernação da época inteira de pele mosqueada, com nervos, rótulo amarelo e ferros com motivos vegetalistas gravados a ouro na lombada. Segunda edição desta obra não existem exemplares em bibliotecas públicas. A primeira edição foi publicada em Antuérpia no ano de 1729. Inocêncio não refere a colação e não terá visto qualquer exemplar, no entanto refere a 3ª edição de 1825. Obra tratando dos processos de obtenção de tintas, vernizes e diluentes. No entanto as origens e os processos utilizados não são de síntese, isto é, não permitem obter na origem os materiais sintéticos ou sintetizados; e não permitem decompor as matérias-primas. Os processos utilizados são a mistura e a destilação em banho-maria. Os produtos interessantes citados na obra são o verniz-cola para aplicação em primário, do género tapa-poros, a ser acabado com pedra-pomes ou lixa (pág. 19). A goma-laca feita de seiva das árvores (pág. 43). A forma de realçar as cores com a adição de pedra-ume (pág. 53). A utilização de diluente junto com goma-laca (pág. 61). A produção de betume de embutir composto por lacre, pez e resina (pág. 91). De notar as variadas referências ao longo da obra ao melhor e mais fino verniz para revestimentos de madeira: o verniz copal (oriundo das árvores do copal da América central) que permite até 8 demãos de revestimento finíssimo. In 8ª [9x14.5 cm] 223 pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with raised bands, yellow label and gilt tools. 2nd edition. Not present at BNP (Portuguese National Library) or any other catalogues. Inocêncio mentions it but there is no collation (did not see or checked physically a copy). Also reffers a 3rd edition in 1825. Translation of the title page: « The Art of the Bright Varnish and how to make, paint and work with inks. The ingredients from which the inks should be composed and made; an explanation on the origin and nature of the inks, suitable for the masters of carpentry, painters and sculptors. This work includes the offer of 18 or 20 curious and necessary recipes for goldsmiths who work in gold and silver, and also for watchmakers. By Johan Stooter, native of Anvers / Antwerp, in the province of Brabant, and expert in the lapidating of diamonds.» REF.: Inocêncio IV, 44 e X, 363:«JOÃO STOOTER, que pelo apelido parece ser estrangeiro. Dele não tenho alcançado mais conhecimento, que o de haver publicado em seu nome, na Holanda, e no principio do seculo XVIII, duas obras em língua portuguesa, a saber: 1344) Arte de fazer vernizes, etc. 1345) Regras de fazer espingardas, etc. De uma e outra vi há tempo exemplares em poder do sr. Figaniere; porém não podendo agora completar a descrição dos títulos no momento em que é forçoso dar para o prelo este artigo, envio desde já os leitores para as Correções e aditamentos que hão de ir no fim deste volume, onde acharão bem exatamente confrontados os referidos títulos. Este escritor foi, como lele mesmo diz, natural de Anvers, província de Brabante; perito no rachar e lavrar diamantes; e homem de negocio em Lisboa por mais de vinte e seis anos. [?] Arte de brilhantes vernizes, & das tinturas, fazelas, & o como obrar com ellas. E dos ingredientes de que o dito se deve compôr, etc., etc. Como tãobem huma offerta de

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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

      Balfour and Smellie, Edinburgh 1786 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Antonio Gomes, Lisbon 1786 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decade di alberi curiosi ed eleganti piante delle Indie orientali, e dell'America ultimamente fatte già note... dall'idioma inglese, ridotta all'italiana favella, col lasciare intatta la descrizione latina, e corredata di alquante note.

      Nella Stamperia Salomoni, 1786. Cm. 24, pp. (8) 31 (1). Con fregio xilografico al frontespizio e 10 tavole f.t. incise in rame ed in fine coloritura antica, verosimilmente coeva. Leg. in cartoncino marmorizzato antico rimontato, sguardie recenti. Una gora alle prime carte e qualche brunitura sparsa, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Prima edizione italiana dell'unica opera dell'Hill tradotta in questa lingua di cui l'originale inglese è apparso nel 1773. John Hill (Peterborough 1707 - London 1775) parla di dieci specie botaniche provenienti da Asia e America che non furono mai descritte precedentemente con l'eccezione dalla carnivora Dionea, che appare già nell'opera dell'Ellis nel 1770. Accanto alle note botaniche appaiono spesso le indicazioni delle proprietà farmaceutiche. Cfr. Nissen BBI 878; Pritzel 4076.

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

      [Philadelphia]: Printed by John Dunlap, 1786. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], 257pp., xliii index, [1]. Contemporary boards covered with light blue paper. Light paper joints. Spine is missing. Front board holding by a cord. Paper on front board torn at bottom edge. Top edge of pages are uncut and partially opened. A few of the pages have narrow margins but no loss of content. Text very clean. Evans 20079.

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

      1786. 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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        Compte rendu de ce qui s'est passé au Parlement rélativement ê l'affaire de m. le cardinal de Rohan [wrapper title]

      [Paris 1786 - [2], 125, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Trial of Cardinal Rohan. One of several editions from 1786, this is the account of the trial of Cardinal Rohan for his part in the mystery of the "Diamond Necklace Affair" - a trial which gripped the nation for several months and, as much as any single even, rocked the very foundations of the French monarchy and paved the way to the French Revolution. OCLC: 47078557 (only in microform) Uncut in self-wrappers, with title as above on upper cover and p. 125 printed on inside back wrapper. Wrappers a little worn (chip from spine) and soiled, otherwise a fine copy, as issued

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        Arrêt du Parlement, la Grand' Chambre Assemblée, Du 31 Mai 1786

      a Lyon: de l'Imprimerie du Roi, 1786. [2], 38 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Self wrappers. Upper wrapper dampstained and spotted, slightly stained within. [2], 38 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Verdicts Announced -- a Rare Printing. Official announcement of the verdicts rendered by the Assembly on all of the accused, in the complicated swindle known as the "diamond Necklace Affair, including Cardinal Rohan (acquitted), Count Cagliostro (acquitted), Marc-Antoine Nicholas de la Motte and his wife Jeanne (both convicted of fraud, sentenced to public flogging (nude!) and branding. Although the Queen was exonerated of having any part in the affair, the sensational revelations of the life style at the Court harmed her and the Court irreparably, fanning the flames which soon led to the Revolution. Several concurrent printings have been noted; OCLC finds this rare Lyon printing only in microform; not found not in the BN online catalogue or RLIN. OCLC 47280679 (microform only); not in RLIN; not in Bibliothèque Nationale

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        Sonho. Poema erotico

      Lisbon, 1786. Francisco Luiz Ameno. Contemporary calf.. P. 88 misnumbered 85, small wormhole in gutter margin of pp. xlv-14, just touching text in 2 ff. but not detracting from it, & in lower margin of pp. 29-38.. The work is most notable for the attractive portrait and charming engravings that illustrate it, by Debrie, Le Bouteux, Quillard and others, printed in blue and brown.

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        Discourse on Education

      1786. First Edition . PARR, Samuel. Discourse on Education and on the Plans Pursued in Charity-Schools. London: T. Cadell and T. Evans, [1786]. Slim quarto, original pale blue boards, original tan printed paper backstrip, uncut; pp. 78. $1650.First edition in original boards of this 18th-century treatise on “the best methods of religious education for all young persons.”As headmaster of his own school at Stanmore, Samuel Parr “laid great stress upon Greek, and gave more than usual attention to English composition. He allowed the boys to substitute English poetry for classical verses, at the risk of a flogging if the English were bad. He made his pupils act the ‘Oedipus TyrannusÂ’ and the ‘TrachiniæÂ’ of Sophocles (omitting the choruses), and obtained costumes from Garrick. A Greek play is said to have been a novelty in England, though it had been anticipated in Ireland by SheridanÂ… Parr encouraged social meetings of his boys, at which literary discussions took place, and anticipated the more modern love of athletic sports. He not only admired cricket, but encouraged pugilism, and arranged that fights should take place [where] he could see [them] from his study window. His temper, however, was hot and capricious; he praised or reproved to excess; he had his favorites, and his discipline varied from laxity to over severityÂ… He argued that the poor ought to be taught, ‘though the Deity himself had fixed a great gulph between them and the rich” (DNB). ParrÂ’s Discourse on Education “is one of the most prominent and leading compositions in the language” (Edward Jerningham). Lowndes, 1787. Errata corrected in contemporary hand from the leaf of errata at rear.Scattered light foxing (more to first and last few leaves), loss of backstrip below label. An extremely good copy.

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        (The Sanois Affair (l'Affaire Sanois))(1): Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois, ancien aide-major des gardes-françoises, sortant de Charenton, où il a été détenu pendant neuf mois; contre ses accusateurs. (And) (2): Supplément au Mémoire du comte De Sanois, contre ses accusateurs. Pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant sa détention. (And) (3): Examen des procedures faites contre le comte de Sanois, pendant qu'on le retenoit dans un loge de fou à Charenton. And (in the second volume) (4): Correspondance entre M. le Président Gilbert de Voisins, M. de Sanois et M. de Courcy.(And) (5): Second Mémoire du comte de Sanois, en réponse aux memoires de Madame de Sanois et du comte de Courcy. (And) (6): Pièces justificatives pour le comte de Sanois. (And) (7): Réponse particulière du défenseur du comte de Sanois, aux inculpations personnelles qui lui sont faites dans

      Paris, etc., Cl. Simon and others, 1786-1788. 2 vols. Large 4to (25x20 cm). Contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; faded, mainly the spines). And 2 loosely inserted documents. Ad 1)Mémoire pour... Cl. Simon, 1786. 190 pp. (tear innermargin title repaired). 2) Supplement... Pièces du Journal... Cl. Simon, 1786. 55 pp. (also bound in 2nd vol.). 3) Examen... Paris, Chez Knapen & Fils, 1786. 74 pp. 4) Correspondance... 1786. 18 pp. 5) Second Mémoire... Cl. Simon, 1787. 138 pp. 6) Pièces justificatives... (1786) 84 pp. 7) Réponse... Cl. Simon, 1787. 66 pp. 8) Relation... Genève, 1786. 10 pp. (folded). 9) Lettre... Yverdon, 1788. 8 pp. (wrinkled, folded, partly browned. - Nice collection

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        Recueil de pièces relatives au procès du Comte de Sanois

      1786 - In-4° relié demi-toile de Jouy, pièce de titre de chagrin grenat à froid gravée sur le plat. On trouve relié à la suite : Mémoire pour le Comte de Sanois sortant de Charenton, ou il a été détenu pendant neuf mois contre les accufateurs (Imprimerie Cl. Simon, 1786), 190 pages. (Son avocat était Lacretelle, contre le procureur Géoffrenet ) - - -Supplément au mémoire du Comte de Sanois contre ses accusateurs pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant la détention (Imprimerie Claude Simon, 1786), 55 pages (cet ensemble s'adresse à Mademoiselle de la Motte-Géffrard, à la Comtesse de Courcy, M; de Liancey) - - - Mémoire pour la Comteffe de Sanois, demandereffe en féparation des biens, contre le Comte de Sanois, défendeur (1786), 72 p - - - Second mémoire du Comte de Sanois en réponse aux mémoires de Madame de Sanois & du Comte de Courcy (Paris, Simon, 1787), 138 pages - - - Pièces justificatives pour le Comte de Sanois, 84 pages - - - Réponse particulière du défendeur du Comte de Sanois aux inculpations perfonnelles qui lui font faites dans la réponse de M. le Comte de Courcy, dans la lettre prétendue d'un avocat & dans le mémoire de Madame la Comteffe de Sanois, 66 pages - - - Mémoire pour le Comte de Sanois défendeur à la demande en séparation de biens formée contre lui à la requête de la Comteffe de Sanois, fon epoufe (Paris, Imprimerie Simon, 1786), 89 pages. Dans ce dernier libelle, le Comte est défendu par maitre l'EsparatEnsemble exceptionnel rassemblant toutes les pièces relatives à une affaire judiciaire célèbre, qui devait enflammer les esprits à la veille de la Révolution. Elle éclata en 1785-1786 lorsque Jean-François-Joseph Geffrard de La Motte, comte de Sanois (1723-1799), fut interné à Charenton par suite d'une lettre de cachet demandée par son épouse, dans le cadre d'une accusation de dilapidation des biens. Dans l'atmosphère de l'époque, ce qui constituait en soi un épisode banal de la vie des familles (c'est à leur requête que la plupart des lettres de cachet étaient délivrées) se transforma en réquisitoire contre l'arbitraire de la justice retenue, et du "despotisme" ministériel. L'affaire passionna l'opinion, ce que sut bien comprendre Lacretelle, avocat du comte, qui rédigea ses mémoires en pensant toujours aux réactions du public. L'affaire se termina au demeurant par une transaction entre l'épouse et l'époux : elle renonça à ses accusations ; il renonça aux biens de Madame contre le versement d'une rente, et s'exila à Neuchâtel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stadtplan mit Karte der Umgebung ('Plan von der Insel Potsdam und deren Stadt Gebiet 1786').

      - Kupferstich v. Frenzel, dat. 1786, 42 x 42,5

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        Bibliothèque Universelle des Dames. Astronomie. [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-18 reliure de l'époque plein veau marbrée, dos lisse orné, toutes tranches dorées, A Paris, Rue d'Anjou-Dauphine, 1786, 2 ff., 241 pp. et 1 planche dépliante Edition originale. Comme l'explique l'auteur dans sa Bibliographie Astronomique (600) : "J'y ai parlé des femmes astronomes, Hypatia, Hévélius, Dumée, Kirch, Manfredi, Lepaute, du Pierry, Herschel, Le Français. J'ai voulu, dans ce petit abrégé, donner les premières notions d'astronomie à la portée des commençans, dégagées des phrases et des dialogues de Fontenelle". Etat moyen (reliure très abîmée avec nombreux manques, infime petit mq. marginal au f. dépliant, très bon état intérieur par ailleurs : exemplaire ). Prix en l'état pour cette édition rare, l'un des tous premiers ouvrages à reconnaître les travaux féminins dans l'hsitoire de l'astronomie. Français

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        (The Sanois Affair (l'Affaire Sanois))(1): Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois, ancien aide-major des gardes-françoises, sortant de Charenton, où il a été détenu pendant neuf mois; contre ses accusateurs. (And) (2): Supplément au Mémoire du comte De Sanois, contre ses accusateurs. Pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant sa détention. (And) (3): Examen des procedures faites contre le comte de Sanois, pendant qu'on le retenoit dans un loge de fou à Charenton. And (in the second volume) (4): Correspondance entre M. le Président Gilbert de Voisins, M. de Sanois et M. de Courcy.(And) (5): Second Mémoire du comte de Sanois, en réponse aux memoires de Madame de Sanois et du comte de Courcy. (And) (6): Pièces justificatives pour le comte de Sanois. (And) (7): Réponse particulière du défenseur du comte de Sanois, aux inculpations personnelles qui lui sont faites dans la Réponse de m. le comte de Courcy, dans la Lettre prétendue d'un avocat, et dans le Mémoire de Madame la comtesse de Sanois. (And)(inserted) (8): Relation de ce qui s'est passé lors de la capture du comte de Sanois le 4 Mai 1785, veille de l'Ascension, à neuf heures du soir, dans la maison des Demoiselles soeurs Schellatter, en Etra à Lausanne, de la part de Sieur Fevot, Lieutenant de police de cette ville. (And) (9): Lettre du comte de Sanois à Monsieur Necker, sur son rappel au ministère, sur le prompt rétablissement de la justice et la prochaine convocation des Etats-Généraux.

      Paris, etc., Cl. Simon and others, 1786-1788. 2 vols. Large 4to (25x20 cm). Contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; faded, mainly the spines). And 2 loosely inserted documents. Ad 1)Mémoire pour... Cl. Simon, 1786. 190 pp. (tear innermargin title repaired). 2) Supplement... Pièces du Journal... Cl. Simon, 1786. 55 pp. (also bound in 2nd vol.). 3) Examen... Paris, Chez Knapen & Fils, 1786. 74 pp. 4) Correspondance... 1786. 18 pp. 5) Second Mémoire... Cl. Simon, 1787. 138 pp. 6) Pièces justificatives... (1786) 84 pp. 7) Réponse... Cl. Simon, 1787. 66 pp. 8) Relation... Genève, 1786. 10 pp. (folded). 9) Lettre... Yverdon, 1788. 8 pp. (wrinkled, folded, partly browned. - Nice collection.

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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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        Erklaerungen der Experimental Physik: II Semester: I. Aerostatick und Akustick.

      1786. 306 p. n.n., 19 cm, mezza pelle coeva. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. 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.

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        An Account of Five Aerial Voyages in Scotland

      London 1786 - in a Series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gerardo Compagni, Written under the Impression of the Various Events that Affected the Undertaking, By Vincent Lunardi Esq. Secretary to the late Neopolitan Ambassador, First Aerial Traveller in England, an Honorary Member of the Hon. Artillery Company of the City of London, Royal Archer of Scotland, Citizen of Edinburgh, Cupar, St. Andrew's, Hawick, &c. &c. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Burke after Nesmith and two engraved plates, of the "Apparatus used by Mr. Lunardi to fill his Aerostatic Machine" and "An exact representation of Mr. Lunardi's Balloon travelling with himself". First Edition. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 15 mm]. [iii]-6, 114, [2] pp. Newly bound in calf, untrimmed edges. London: printed for the Author and sold by J. Bell, Bookseller to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and J. Creech, Edinburgh. Lacking the half-title; the portrait is trimmed at the fore-margin with small loss to the image; neat repairs to short marginal tears I3-4 and N3-4. The work was originally stab-sewn, and the holes remain. A few minor stains, but a decent copy in a neat new old-style binding. On 15th September 1784 Lunardi (1759-1806) made the first hot air balloon ascent over London, as described in his own Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England (1784). He went on to make numerous other ascents, in places such as Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kelso and York. He took pains to describe himself as "the first aerial traveller in the English atmosphere", as James Tytler had already ascended in Scotland on 27th August 1784. This is the sole edition of his account of his Scottish adventures and is dedicated to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleugh. Pp.105-114 prints "To Mr. Lunardi on his successful Aerial Voyages from Edinburth, Kelso, and Glasgow. By J. Tytler" and the final page is an "Explanation of the Plate, Representing the Apparatus to fill the Balloon". Lunardi's string of successes came to an end after a planned ascent on 23rd August 1786 from Newcastle upon Tyne at which a young man, Ralph Heron, became entangled in a rope and became the country's first victim of air travel. Lunardi left Britain in August 1787 and continued his ballooning expolits across Europe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ziethen vor seinem König sitzend, 1786

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts in der Druckplatte signiert: "gezeichnet und gestochen von D. Chodowiecki", unten mittig: "Ziethen sitzend vor seinem König | den 25ten Januar 1785 | der hinterlassenen Gattin des Helden ehrerbietigst gewidmet von D. Chodowiecki". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 565 II/II. Grösse: 42,5 x 54,8 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: ca. 46,7 x 58 cm Papier: 47 x 58,9 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr schöner Abdruck mit dem noch sichtbaren Gemälde im Hintergrund links. Zweiter Zustand mit der Beschriftung. "Im Parole-Saale auf dem Königl. Schlosse zu Berlin sitzt links der alte Ziethen und sieht den vor ihm stehenden König Friedrich II. an, welcher seine Hand auf Ziethens Schulter legt und ihn, der eben aufstehen will, ersucht sitzen zu bleiben. Um die Gruppe herum stehen die Königlichen Prinzen, Generale und andere Militairs." (Engelmann 1857, S. 295). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        1786 Manuscript Road Map Cheshire

      This is a fascinating Eighteenth Century Manuscript Road Map made in October 1786 by a George Holland, the Map starting at London Bridge, Appleton, Warrington in the North following the roads down to Northwich in Cheshire, taking in the villages and towns of Great Budworth, Bartington Heath, Stretton, Lower Stretton, Bradley Brook, Higher Whitley, Lower Whitley, Barnton, The River Weaver, Winnington, Wincham, Marston, Marston Hall, Belmont, etc, the Map also records details of individual households, mentioning some owners names, Pubs, Churches, Windmills, Canals, Bridges, Quarries, some features with small delicate illustrations, details of distances are recorded along both of the two main roads the map covers, along with alternative shorter routes, the Map measures 45 inches by 18 inches approx., it has quite a number of small edge tears with some mild corner loss, a few rust marked pinholes along top and bottom edges, two fold lines with some noticeable creases else in very good general condition

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        Catalogue of the Portland Museum, Lately the Property of the Duc

      1786 - (PORTLAND MUSEUM). Skinner & Co. A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, Lately the Property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland . which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. . 1786. London, 1786. 4to. viii, [3]-194 p. Engraved frontis. Neat modern quarter calf. Lightly foxed throughout, and a bit heavier on the first and last few leaves, but a very good copy. An important auction catalogue consisting chiefly of natural history specimens, many of which had been collected by Cook from New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, &c. Just over 4000 lots were dispersed in the course of 38 sessions. "Shells, Corals, Petrefactions, Minerals, eggs of Birds &c." were on the block. The frontispiece is a wonderful view of highlights of the collection, formed by Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, second duchess of Portland (1714-1785), with pride of place given to the monumental vase today known as the Portland vase and now in the British Museum. Many of the natural history specimens were given to the duchess by Sir Joseph Banks. This copy is numbered 267 in a contemporary hand. Forbes 116.

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        Discourse on Education

      , 1786. 1786. First Edition . PARR, Samuel. Discourse on Education and on the Plans Pursued in Charity-Schools. London: T. Cadell and T. Evans, [1786]. Slim quarto, original pale blue boards, original tan printed paper backstrip, uncut; pp. 78. $1650.First edition in original boards of this 18th-century treatise on

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        Fridericus Wilhelmus II. Rex Borussiae. Natus d. 25. Septembris A. 1744'.

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Balthasar Probst, 1786, 29,5 x 39,5 Reiterbildnis Friedrich Wilhelm des II. (geb. 1744, K

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        Traité Analytique des Mouvemens apparens des Corps célestes

      1786. Seven folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxxx, 738 pp., 1 leaf of errata; 2 p.l., lvi, 680 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, attractive cont. marbled sheep, flat spines richly gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: la Veuve Valade, 1786-89. First edition and quite scarce on the market. "From 1764 to 1783 he [Dionis] wrote a series of important memoirs on the application of the most recent analytic methods to the study of the principal astronomical phenomena (eclipses, occultations, reductions of observations, determination of planetary orbits, etc.). Revised and coordinated, these memoirs were reprinted in the two-volume Traité analytique des mouvements apparents [sic] des corps célestes (1786-1789), of which Delambre gives a detailed analysis…All these works are dominated by an obvious concern for rigor and by a great familiarity with analytical methods…their reexamination in the light of present possibilities of calculation would certainly be fruitful."-D.S.B., IV, p. 107. A most attractive set. ❧ Lalande, p. 599-"Le plus grand ouvrage d'astronomie analytique.".

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        East Asia antique map - Schraembl, 1786.

      EAST ASIA MAP?Zweiter Theil der Karte von Asien, welcher China, einen Theil der Tartarei, Indien jenseits des Ganges, die Inseln Sumatra, Iava, Borneo, Moluken, Philippinen, und Iapon enthält.? Copper engraving assembled from two sheets engraved by Jacob Adam, published by Franz Anton Schraembl. Dated 1786 in the plate. From his large and spectacular ?Allgemeiner deutscher Atlas aller Länder?, Vienna 1786-94. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 94,2 x 68,6 cm.Large detailed map covering all of the Far Eeast from the mouth of the Ganges to West New Guinea and from Tartary and Korea to Timor. Embellished with an attractive title- cartouche. Based on an earlier map of Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d?Anville (1697 - 1782), one of the greatest French cartographers of the second half of the eighteenth century, and author of an important monograph atlas of China.Price: ?1.250,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Arabian Tale [Vathek]

      1786. First Edition . [BECKFORD, William]. An Arabian Tale, from an Unpublished Manuscript: with Notes Critical and Explanatory [Vathek]. London: J. Johnson, 1786. Octavo, contemporary full tan speckled calf rebacked in calf-gilt, red morocco spine label. $4000.First edition of Beckford’s one-of-a-kind Gothic/Orientalist fantasy Vathek, with a check signed by Beckford tipped to the front free endpaper.Beckford, known in his day as the wealthiest commoner in England with a penchant for collecting art and building extravagant follies such as Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower, originally composed this tale in French in 1782. His friend, the Reverend Samuel Henley, translated the manuscript into English and contributed the more than 100 pages of scholarly endnotes. Though Beckford desired his French original to be published before the English version, Henley's translation appeared first. This was followed, strangely enough, by two very different French editions in 1787, one at Lausanne and the other at Paris, one or both of these possibly retranslated from this published English edition, as Henley may have had the original French manuscript in his possession, leaving Beckford without a copy for himself. This English edition was published anonymously, and the Preface suggests that it was translated from an Arabic manuscript. ""Vathek is undoubtedly the finest European imitation of the Arabian Nights. No one else has been able to create the bizarre detail, the curious blend of the ludicrous and the horrible, the tongue-in-cheek wryness of Vathek. It is still very much worth reading"" (Sullivan, Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, 26-7). ""A work of great beauty, ingenuity, and imaginative perception, Beckford's Vathek is a milestone of Romantic art and a tower to be climbed by all who wish to discover the outer limits of fantasy"" (Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, 2023-28). Issued simultaneously with a large-paper issue, this copy is on ordinary paper. Bound without half title and without final blank, as often. Rothschild 352, 354. Morocco bookplate. Beckford's check, dated 1826, instructs the recipient to pay the bearer 150 pounds.Faint foxing to preliminary leaves, including title page; text generally quite clean. Extremely good in contemporary calf.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("G

      Ellrich, 10. V. 1786. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[.] Ich wiederhole meine Bitte: Im Fall das

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        Histoire des progrès de la puissance navale de l'Angleterre

      - Chez G. de Bure, à Paris 1786, in-12 (10x18cm), 2 volumes reliés. - Seconda edizione, e la prima a Parigi, dopo l'originale apparso nel 1783 a Yverdon. Rilegatura piena bionda lucida e vitello maculato. Torna liscio decorato con quattro ferri in scatole. Come una mostra in marocchino rosso; stanza numero del volume rotonda in pelle nera. Doppio mentoring netto sui piatti. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, en partie originale, préférable à la première car augmentée de deux livres (et des pièces justificatives) et surtout corrigée et revue par l'auteur (ce dernier se plaint de la première édition dans la préface), et première parisienne, après l'originale parue à Yverdon en 1783. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé et moucheté. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers dans des caissons. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge ; pièce de tomaison ronde en maroquin noir. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Bel exemplaire. Réflexions sur l'extraordinaire puissance navale de l'Angleterre à la fin du XVIIIe et durant ses époques fastes. L'auteur, après une introduction sur l'histoire des puissances maritimes, retrace l'histoire détaillée de la marine en Angleterre depuis l'invasion de Jules Cesar. Toutes les périodes sont étudiées, Moyen Âge, XVIIe... Les pièces justificatives sont précieuses. De nombreuses pages sont naturellement consacrées au Nouveau Monde, les combats de Francis Drake en Amérique du sud, les batailles entre anglais et français pour la domination de la baie d'Hudson, la guerre de 7 ans et la conquête du Canada.

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