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        Mémoire sur les avantages que la province de Languedoc peut retirer de ses grains, considérés sous leurs différens rapports avec l'agriculture, le commerce, la meunerie et la boulangerie

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie des États du Languedoc (sous la direction de P.F. Didot le jeune), 1786. [4] - 447 pages, 10 grandes planches repliées gravées sur cuivre veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges 1786, 1786, in - 4, [4] - 447 pages, 10 grandes planches repliées gravées sur cuivre, veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges, Véritable édition originale de ce traité qui touche tant à l'agriculture qu'à l'économie. Il comprend trois parties ; la première concernant la nature et les propriétés du blé ; la seconde donnant tous les détails de la construction des moulins et des opérations de mouture et de bluterie ; la troisième ayant pour objet la boulangerie. Il est orné de belles et grandes planches figurant des ustensiles de boulangerie, des plans de moulins hydrauliques, des meules, etc. Barrois en donnera une seconde édition comprenant les mêmes gravures, publiée sous le titre Mémoire sur les avantages que le Royaume peut retirer de ses grains... (1789). "Pharmacien humanitaire" et travailleur infatigable, célèbre défenseur de la pomme de terre, Parmentier chercha tout au long de sa carrière des solutions pour contrer disettes, famines et malnutrition. Il ne publia pas moins de 95 ouvrages. Dès 1778, il démontre son intérêt pour la boulangerie et il parvient, en présence de la communauté scientifique parisienne réunie devant les fours de la boulangerie des Invalides, à fabriquer du pain uniquement à base de farine de pommes de terre. La même année, il publie le Parfait boulanger, énorme traité sur l'art de faire du pain. L'ouvrage annonce l'école de boulangerie qu'il fonda, en 1780, avec Cadet de Vaux et qui ne survécut pas à la Révolution. De par ses expériences, il était donc tout particulièrement désigné pour publier, à la suite de la disette de 1785, un mémoire économique et pratique tel que celui - ci, adressé à l'usage des états généraux du Langedoc mais dont l'utilité s'applique en fait à tout le royaume. Bel exemplaire. Balland, 38. Oberlé, Fastes.., n° 814

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        Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné, contenant une preface historique; un dictionnaire des termes de botanique; les classes, les familles, les genres, e les herborisations des environs de Grenoble, de la Grande Chartreuse, de Briancon, de Gap e de Montelimar. Grenoble: l'Auteur e chez les Libraires, 1786 - 89

      1786. 4 vol. in - 8 gr., pp. (12), LXXX, 468, (1), XXV, 690, XXXII, 1091; e 54 tavole; bella leg. coeva in p. pelle marmorizzata, filetti oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi con filetti in oro e titoli su triplice tassello granata (qualche lieve abrasione). Una tavola inc. f.t. al vol. II; il vol. IV comprende il titolo con al verso l'avviso degli errori per il legatore, e 54 tavole botaniche incise da J.Robert. Benché numerate I - LV, la 6, 13 e 15 sono bis e sostituiscono le 16 - 18, mentre la tavola 53 contiene l'immagine prevista sulla 52, che pertanto non è stata stampata. Prima edizione della prima ''Flora del Delfinato'', di notevole importanza per la prima classificazione di molte piante alpine. Uscita l'anno dopo la ''Flora Pedemontana'' di Allione, è tra i fondamenti della storia naturale delle Alpi. L'autore (1745 - 1814) fu direttore dell'ospedale di Grenoble, dove sono conservati il suo erbario ed i suoi manoscritti. Esempl. a grandissimi margini, probabilmente su carta grande, con invio autografo sulla sguardia del vol.II ''A M. De la Tourette de la part de l'auteur son Elève et aujourd'hui son Emule'' (Marc - Antoine - Louis Claret de la Tourette, 1729 - 1793, aveva fondato nel 1763 il Jardin Botanique di Lione). Ottimo esempl. completo (con qualche annotazione manoscritta coeva).

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to [Charles] Blagden, secretary to the Royal Society, 2 closely-written pages 4to with address-leaf and red wax seal, Austhorpe, 22 August 1786.

      - Commenting on the recent minute of the Longitude and Latitude of York, 'the best determination we have had', providing further calculations for Austhorpe, and commenting on the recent weather which has affected his observations. '. I kept my letter open in hopes to have got a Transit of the Sun; to have ascertained the going of the Clock since the 16th: and this morning afforded some transitory gleams . and then came on a great black cloud. Notwithstanding watching every opportunity, I have had but 3 Transits since I came home. .'Smeaton withdrew from active work in civil engineering for three years following the death of his wife Ann on her 59th birthday in January 1784. A disastrous project resulting in the collapse of Hexham Bridge in 1782 had also contributed. Smeaton refers to this in his lengthy postscript: '. as you probably may go to see the Pier and works at Whitby if you mention me to Mr Pickernel the Engineer, he will be particularly attentive to you: not that he wants natural civility. I recomended him to the trustees, upon the merit of his having acquitted himself, not only to my own, but every ones satisfaction, as resident surveyor to my unfortunate work of Hexham Bridge. .'Smeaton concludes in his postscript with a detailed description of Ruswarps Mill near Whitby, noting:'. it has many very ingenious contrivances about it, but it is totally deficient in that branch of the art, that I have principally cultivated; that is the art of producing the greatest degree of Power, with a given quantity of water and fall.'During this period of retirement from active work, Smeaton began the lengthy task of writing his Narrative of the Building . of the Edystone Lighthouse'. Charles Blagden (1748-1820) was Secretary of the Royal Society from 1784 to 1797.

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        Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Io. Ant. Scopoli. Pars I (II - III). Ticini (Pavia), ex Typ. Reg. e Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786 - 1788

      Monastero di S. Salvatore, 1786. 3 parti in un vol. in - folio, pp. (2), X, 85, (1); (4), 115; (4), 87; leg. coeva p. pelle, tit. oro al dorso. (Due fogli della prefazione del vol.I e le tavole XIX della parte seconda e XVIII della parte terza, mancanti, sostituiti da buoni facsimili). Riccamente illustrato da: 3 front. a motivo architett. dis. da Gius. Fed. Chiesa ed inc. da Giov. Ramis, 3 vignette sui titoli, 3 vignette illustr. l'orto botanico pavese e complessive 75 splendide tavole di piante ed animali per lo più dis. da Gius. Lanfranchi e Gius. Cairoli ed inc. da Giov. Ramis e Cagnoni. Magnifica opera sulla flora e la fauna, nativa ed esotica, presente in Lombardia nella seconda metà del XVIII sec., uno dei pochi libri di storia naturale veramente grandi prodotti a quel tempo in Italia. Assai raro. Le tavole, magistralmente disegnate e finemente intagliate, tutte a spese di un diverso personaggio facoltoso, mostrano le piante nel loro insieme e nei particolari e gli animali nel loro habitat. Esempl. assai bello, su carta forte ed a grandi margini, in ottime condizioni a parte le mancanze sopra segnalate (spesso infatti molti esempl. sono stati distrutti o rovinati dai numerosi fatti bellici che hanno interessato la città di Pavia).

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        Topografia veneta ovvero descrizione dello Stato Veneto. Secondo le più autentiche relazioni e descrizioni delle Provincie particolari dello Stato marittimo e di Terra - ferma

      Giammaria Bassaglia, 1786. in - 8 3 voll Pochi naturali segni del tempo

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Saggi fisici politici ed economici

      Nella Stamperia di Donato Campo, 1786. In - 8° (185x110mm), pp. XLII, (2), 448, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro entro tassello al dorso. Dedica a stampa "alle Sacre Reali Maestà di Ferdinando IV e Carolina regnanti delle due Sicilie". Una firma del tempo al contropiatto. Fioriture normali. Ottimo stato. Prima e unica edizione, estremamente rara, di questi saggi sulla situazione economica ed agricola del Regno di Napoli verso il declinare del XVIII secolo. I sei saggi qui raccolti discorrono dell'allevamento delle pecore e dei mezzi impiegati in vari paesi per migliorarne le razze ed averne ottime lane, dei "vantaggi che possono risultare per l'Arte Pastorale dallo stabilimento di una regolare Educazione Nazionale", dello stato economico dell'epoca del Tavoliere di Puglia, del mezzo per rendere l'industria delle pecore di Puglia "più utile al Regio Erario ed alla Nazione", dei mezzi per soccorrere i poveri e contrastare la mendicità nel Regno di Napoli, e dello "stato attuale degli altri prodotti del R. Tavoliere di Puglia, oltre la lana, ed i meglioramenti dei quali sarebbe suscettibile". Il Targioni, di cui non sono noti gli estremi di nascita e morte, compose anche delle Idee relative ai mezzi migliori per mantenere e impiegare i poveri (1802), in cui additava come cause della miseria crescente il rialzo artificiale del valore delle monete e la crisi dell'agricoltura soffocata dalla pressione fiscale e dalla mancanza di mezzi di comunicazione, e una Memoria sull'agricoltura e la pastorizia (1814). Einaudi, 5549. Manca al Goldsmith's e alla Kress. Cfr. Tommaso Fornari, Delle teorie economiche nelle provincie napoletane, II, Milano, 1888. Italiano

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        Serie cronologica de'Cavalieri dell'Ordine Supremo di Savoia detto prima del Collare

      nella Stamperia Reale, 1786. In - 8° (220x145mm), pp. 298, (2), cartonatura rustica bicolore coeva con titolo calligrafato su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Stemma sabaudo inciso al frontespizio. Minime fioriture. Una firma antica al titolo. Bella copia in barbe. Prima edizione, molto rara. Storia araldica e cronologica dei personaggi che ebbero un ruolo di rilievo nell'Ordine della SS. Annunziata dalla sua fondazione ad opera del Conte Verde, Amedeo VI di Savoia, sino al 1785. Dell'opera doveva apparire anche un secondo volume, che, tuttavia, non vide mai la luce. Il Cigna Santi (Torino, 1725 o 1730 - ivi, 1785 ?), poeta ed erudito, membro dell'Accademia dei Trasformati di Milano, lasciò numerosi componimenti d'occasione e fu il principale librettista del Teatro Regio di Torino nella stagione 1754 - 55 (suoi libretti furono messi in musica dal Traetta, dal Cocchi, dal Pugnani e perfino, nel caso del suo "Mitridate re di Ponto", da Mozart, dopo che in un primo tempo esso era stato musicato dal Gasparini). Scrive a proposito della presente sua compilazione storica Gianni Marocco, nella voce a lui dedicata nel Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (XXV, 1981): "Il 17 marzo 1785 rassegnò le dimissioni, essendo stato nominato dal re "istoriografo del supremo Ordine della Sma Annunziata". Nel clima di moderato rinnovamento culturale promosso dalla Sampaolina e dalla Patria Società letteraria (1782), e contrassegnato dal fiorire di un'erudizione: storica d'ispirazione muratoriana, egli sembra volgere tutto a interessi antiquari. e genealogici, non comparendo, tuttavia, in rapporto con gl'intelletti più vivaci della, capitale. Nel'1786 il Cigna Santi pubblicò la Serie cronologica de' cavalieri dell'Ordine supremo di Savoia... (Torino 1786). L'esemplare della Bibl. Reale di Torino presenta una dedica autografa al Vernazza ("Amicus ad amicum"). Il Cigna Santi appare vicino a personaggi di rigida ortodossia dinastica e di orientamento conservatore come il Berta e il Rangone, consigliere di Stato incaricato nell'81 di compiere approfondite ricerche per confermare la discendenza sassone della dinastia sabauda, fondata sull'interpretazione della cronaca di Ditmaro ma negata dal Muratori. I risultati obiettivi a suffragio della tesi del Rangone furono ben scarsi (Arch. di Stato di Torino, Storia della R. Casa, I, m. 2 e 3). Comunque il Cigna Santi (Memoria) l'appoggiò totalmente, anzi collaborò con l'amico a stendere i materiali accumulati in una compilazione rimasta incompiuta (dovrebbe trattarsi del ms. della Bibl. Reale, Miscell. Storia patria 64, Memorie storiche intorno all'origine di Beroldo di Sassonia).". Spreti, 999. Saffroy, I, n. 3975. Manno, I, 2621. D.B.I., cit. Italiano

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        Histoire des progrès de la puissance navale de l'Angleterre

      Chez G. de Bure, 1786. - Chez G. de Bure, à Paris 1786, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in - 12 (10x18cm), relié. - 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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        Joseph

      De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné, 1786. - De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné, A Paris 1786, In - 8 (11x19,5cm), 382pp. (2), relié. - Quarto formulazione di edizione, illustrata con figure di 9 Marillier - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de quatrième édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice par Cochin et de 9 figures de Marillier dans un encadrement et légendées ; imprimées sur papier fort. Une édition en 2 volumes in - 18 a paru en même temps. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge à grains longs (cuir de Russie) légèrement plus tardif. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque d'un fer central et d'un semi d'étoiles ; roulette en queue et tête. Titre doré. Plats orné d'une série de roulettes d'encadrement, feuillage, grecques, chaîne, dents... Roulette de points sur les coupes, grecque d'encadrement intérieure. Tranches dorées. Hormis un cahier jauni, ensemble très frais. Petites mouchetures brunes sur les plats. Belle reliure, élégante, dans le goût de Bozérian. La renommée de Bitaubé était déjà solidement établie depuis sa traduction de l'Illiade quand il donna ce poème épique en prose inspiré de l'histoire du patriarche hébreux, qui jalousé par ses frères fut vendu à une caravane de marchand, etc. L'oeuvre eut rapidement assez de succès pour connaître plusieurs éditions et être traduite dans plusieurs pays d'Europe. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Encyclopedie méthodique. Nouvele édition enrichie de remarques dédiée à la Sérénissime République de Venise. Antiquités, Mythologie, Diplomatique et Chronologie.

      s.n, 1786 - 96. Dieci volumi in - folio (cm. 29), pp. oltre 3.000 complessive. Bella vignetta incisa in rame a ciascun frontespizio (inc. da Alessandri e Scattaglia) e 97 belle tavole nitidamente incise nell'ultimo volume. Legatura del tempo in cartonato ricoperto di carta colorata e con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e con pochi segni d'uso; complessivamente ben conservato. Un piccolo timbro privato di possesso ripetuto ai frontepizi. Sezione completa riguardante l'antichità della celebre impresa tipografica ed enciclopedica apparsa dopo l'Encyclopedie di Diderot e D'Alembert.

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        Historia De La Conquista De Mexico, Poblacion, Y Progressos De La America Septentrional, Conocida Por El Nombre De Nueva Espana, Segunda Parte.

      En La Imprenta De Benito Cano, Madrid 1786 - Second edition of the second part (first pubished in 1743). 4to., full contemporary calf, raised bands, single gilt decoration in the compartments, (36), 472pp. double columns. 20th century bookplate, rear free e/paper stuck down to the rear pastdown, 3" scuff on the upper board, o/w a better than very good copy. Sabin 75595. Called the "second part" this is in effect a continuation of Solis’ history of Mexico and continued from the point that Solis concluded in 1740. It is considered an inadequate continuation, the first edition of which was published in Cordoba in 1743. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mappe monde celeste, terrestre et historique, augmentee des voyages et decouvertes du celebre Capitaine Cook

      Paris: Desnos, 1786. In excellent state.. Finely hand coloured engraved wall-map on 6 sheets joined, 105 x 93 cms. Framed. This large twin-hemispherical world map was separately issued and is outstandingly decorative. It is a very fine example of Desnos's rare and impressive hand coloured wall map - including the tracks of Cook's three voyages. Set within lunar and other astronomical and astrological dials, the lower portion of the map is supported by Corinthian columns decorated with instructive panels, whilst the architectural plinth has tablets inserted which give rich geographical information on the three ancient continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. In the second half of the eighteen century the intellectual classes were developing a deep interest in science including the study of astronomy and this map is a example of the prevailing knowledge of the entire universe - surrounding the double hemisphere maps are the zones of the earth, the phases of the moon, lunar calendars and the solar systems.Called by Shirley "a veritable compendium of a map" this is one of the most richly informative maps ever to have been published. Originally issued by Jaugeon in 1688 it was re-issued several times during the eighteenth century. All issues are remarkably rare and virtually unseen on the market. This 1786 issue offered, the edition by Brion de la Tour and edited by Desnos was re- engraved to show the tracks of all three of the Cook voyages to the Pacific during the expeditions between 1768 and 1780. This large and magnificent wall map is, in this fine original condition an exceptional rarity.

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        Giftige und essbare Schwämme, welche so wohl im Herzogthum Wirtemberg, als auch im übrigen Teutschland wild wachsen.

      Stuttgart, bey dem Verfasser, 1786. 8vo (230 x 147mm). pp. (8), viii, 68 with an engraved title vignette and 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary brown marbled boards, spine with manuscript label. "Sehr selten, das erste Pilzbuch aus Deutschland für ein breiteres Publikum" (Volbracht 1029). A rare privately published work.//Nissen BBI, 1040; Stafleu & Cowan 3602.

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        Original manuscript letter to Hamilton Fleming, signed by Under-Secretary Evan Nepean

      Whitehall, 1786. Original folds, a little split and rubbed, very good condition overall.. Two laid paper sheets measuring 315 x 205 mm., the first comprising the manuscript letter, the second being the original cover sheet with docket title. Early manuscript document pre-dating the departure of the First Fleet concerning two principal figures in the foundation of the penal colony at New South Wales. The letter concerns a directive of Lord Sydney and is signed by Evan Nepean in his role as Under-Secretary of State. Nepean (1752-1822) was appointed secretary to Lord Shuldham, Port-Admiral at Plymouth in 1782, and later that year became Under-Secretary of State in the Home Department. In this capacity he was concerned in the arrangements for the dispatch of the First Fleet and the administration of the newly established settlement at Sydney Cove during its formative years. Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney, is remembered as the principal instigator of the British colonisation of Australia, a keen proponent of convict transportation and close associate of Sir Joseph Banks. In this letter, written in his official capacity as Under-Secretary of State, Nepean transmits a directive of Lord Sydney to the Scotsman Hamilton Fleming, who had recently submitted a petition to the Crown claiming ancestral right to a title. The letter is fully signed 'Evan Nepean', who was honoured in the colony through the naming of the Nepean River in New South Wales, and later Point Nepean in Victoria.

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        Versuch einer vollständigen geographisch-historischen Beschreibung der Kurfürstl. Pfalz am Rheine (4 Theile KOMPLETT)

       1786 - 1788. 528/ 528/ 504/ 528 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise leicht stockfleckig; KOMPLETTPREIS für 4 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Dei delitti e delle pene

      della Raccolta di Cazin 1786 12mo (cm. 12,8), XVI - (3)165 pp., 1 c. bianca. Vignetta al frontis. un testatina e graziosi fregi n.t. Legatura in mz. pelle con ds. rinnovato. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Piccola imperfezione al margine interno del frontis. altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Raffinata e preziosa edizione in piccolo formato dell’opera fondamentale del Beccaria.

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        Historisch politische Untersuchung von Frankreichs Staatsvermögen und dessen Zu- und Abnahme seit I. 1660 bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit, in Ansehung der Bevölkerung, Manufacturen, Handlung, Acker- und Weinbau, National-Capitals, Staatsschulden, Einkünften und Ausgaben, Land- und Seemacht. 12 Bl., 354 S., 1 Bl. Mit 2 gefalt. Tabellen. Pappbd d. Z. (Kanten etwas berieben) mit rotem Rückenschild.

      Hamburg, B. G. Hoffmann, 1786. - Außerordentlich seltene einzige Ausgabe der sorgfältigen kritischen Analyse der französischen Staatsfinanzen, insbesondere des "schwankenden Begriffs une idée vague von den Staatsschulden", wie Necker sie sehr widersprüchlich angibt. "Dieser grosse Finanzmeister hat dem Publicum von den französischen Finanzen zwar viel, jedoch nicht alles, was er wusste, gesagt" (Vorbericht). Guden (1722-1794) war Schatzdeputierter und Syndikus der Stadt Münden; er schrieb u. a. auch über Witwenkassen, Münz- und Wechselrecht. – Teils etwas stockfleckig. – Nicht bei Humpert und Roscher. Seit 1950 nur ein Exemplar im JAP und nur in einer deutschen Bibliothek (Staatsbibl. Berlin) nachweisbar.

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        Anleitung zur Deich- Schleusen- und Stak-Bau-Kunst, worin die gebräuchlichsten Kunst-Wörter erkläret und nach beygefügten Zeichnungen die gewöhnlichsten Bau-Anschläge angegeben.

      - (Lüneburg, ohne Verlag), 1786. 4to. 4 Bl., 367 S. Mit 19 Kupfern auf 12 gefalteten Tafeln. Blauer Pappband d. Zeit mit Rückenschild (bestoßen u. stark beschabt, Rücken am Kopf mit kleiner Fehlstelle). Erste Ausgabe. - Als Nachschlagewerk angelegter Leitfaden zum Wasserbau an Strömen, verfaßt für die Praxis insbesondere des Deich- und Schleusenbaus an der Elbe. Alphabetisch geordnet von "Abborstung" über "Anschlag" (mit Kalkulationsbeispielen für Materialien, Löhne, Erdfuhren, Holz-, Transportkosten), "Deiche" (verschiedene Bauarten) und "Schleusen" (Konstruktionsmerkmale) bis hin zu "Zündt-Natel" (für Sprengungen). - Die Kupfer zeigen Deiche und Schleusen, Maschinen und Werkzeuge. Kirchmann war leitender Deichinspektor in Braunschweig-Lüneburg. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-tech. 192. - Etwas stockfleckig. Titel alt aufgezogen, mit Ausschnitt u. durch Kritzelei gelöschtem Vermerk sowie Besitzstempel des Historikers B. C. von Spilcker. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plano De La Ciudad De Quito

      1786 - Contributing to a very short list of cartographic renderings of the Ecuadorian Capital City. 1786. Madrid. Striking impression, on strong paper, wide margins and striking impression, a virtually flawless copy. 355 mm x 390 mm. An excellent separately published map of Quito, closely following the design by Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa –published at the Viage a la America Meridional, however slightly different; an extensive numbered key dominates the map, and shows the city centered at the main square with a good projection of the outskirts. Tomas Lopez (1731 - 1802) was one of the foremost Spanish mapmakers and publishers of the 18th century; he studied under Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, until returning to Madrid in 1760, when became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. His position gained him access to otherwise inaccessible sources of information, manuscript charts, recent geographical discoveries, and engineering labors altering the geographical reality of a region, guaranteeing his maps as the most up-to-date published in Spain. Advertisement note found at bottom margin “Se hallará en Madrid, con todas las obras del Autor y las de su Hijo, en la calle de Atocha, frente de la Aduana vieja.” Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, 154.

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        An enormous transaction and early mention of the notorious John Nicholson, before he was forced out of office for corruption and joined in Robert Morris' speculative schemes.

      Londonderry, February 26, 1786. 9" x 15". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""W. Stewart,"" 3 pages, 9"" x 15"", Londonderry, July 26, 1786, concerning a variety of financial matters. Partial separation along horizontal center fold, light toning and soiling, marginal repairs with glassine, a few minor losses, else good condition overall.A wide ranging letter written by a Philadelphia merchant, offering instructions to his partner and includes a reference to John Nicholson, then in his capacity of Comptroller General of Pennsylvania: ""...You say the Interest you receiv'd for me was £1250, some mistake must have taken place as you ought yearly to get £1389. The loan office Certificates am[oun]t to 53600 Dollars or £20,000 t p[e]rc[en]t is £2300 - Depreciation Ones ... 52.5.3 Final Settlements .... 135.10.10. The Interest on the Depreciation ones is to be received by an Order from Mr. John Nicholson at the Comptrollers office, that or the final Settlements from the Treasurer of the Loan Office. I mention those things only to prevent your having more trouble than necessary in the receiving of it; & should any of the Certificates have the last years due on them, the two years can be received at once...""The same year as this letter, the State of Pennsylvania authorized Nicholson to collect taxes and in 1787, he became escheator-general with the ability to liquidate estates confiscated from Loyalists. Unfortunately for Nicholson, he had an unfortunate penchant for mixing public and private finances which prompted the state to conduct a two-year long investigation of his practices from 1792 to 1794. While he was never found guilty of wrongdoing, he resigned all of his public offices in 1794. Nicholson subsequently went into partnership with Robert Morris, helping fuel a speculative real estate bubble that would land them both in debtor's prison by the time the decade had concluded. Walter Stewart (1756–1796) was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and settled in Philadelphia before the Revolution, opening the mercantile firm of Stewart & Nesbitt in partnership with Alexander Nesbitt. During the Revolution he served with distinction in several Pennsylvania regiments and as aide-de-camp to Horatio Gates. After the war he returned to his business enterprises in Philadelphia. "

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        Giftige und essbare Schwämme, welche so wohl im Herzogthum Wirtemberg, als auch im übrigen Teutschland wild wachsen.

      - Stuttgart, bey dem Verfasser, 1786. 8vo (230 x 147mm). pp. (8), viii, 68 with an engraved title vignette and 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary brown marbled boards, spine with manuscript label. "Sehr selten, das erste Pilzbuch aus Deutschland für ein breiteres Publikum" (Volbracht 1029). A rare privately published work.Nissen BBI, 1040; Stafleu & Cowan 3602. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Real Ordenanza para el establecimiento e instrucción de Intendentes de Exército y Provincia en el Reino de la Nueva España. De órden de su Magestad

      s/e, Madrid 1786 - "La reorganización legal de México, Texas, California, Nuevo México y Arizona" - Primera edición de uno de los documentos básicos de la historia colonial mexicana: la reorganización de México en Intendencias, basado en el sistema utilizado por Colbert en Francia, fue uno de los objetivos principales del famoso visitador José de Gálvez y de aquellos que colaboraron en el desarrollo del virreinato de México; esta obra es la proclamación oficial del Rey acerca de la puesta en marcha de este plan. Spanish legal reorganization for Mexico, Texas, the Californias, New Mexico, and Arizona. Folio; contemporary calf. First edition of one of the basic documents of colonial Mexican history. The reorganization of Mexico into intendancies, based on Colbert’s departmental system of France, was a prime objective of the famous visitador José de Gálvez and those who collaborated in the development of the viceroyalty of Mexico. This is the King’s official proclamation for the institution of the plan. The book is finely printed in a large Roman type on a very good quality Spanish paper (watermark type of Heawood 324). *Sabin 56259: "This body of laws, relating to the government of Mexico and its provinces, is of the highest importance." This collection of official rules and regulations covering every aspect of life in New Spain was the fundamental law in many parts of what is now the United States for over three decades, since it was in force in Texas, the Californias, New Mexico, and Arizona. It is an important source for the history of all those regions for the late Spanish colonial period. Sabin fails to call for the engraved frontispiece or the 200-page addenda under separate title: "Leyes de la Recopilación de Indias, Cédulas Reales, Ordenanzas y otras soberanas Declaraciones". 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vie (La) de Voltaire

      s.t. 1786 8vo (cm. 19), 280 pp. con una piccola testatina incisa in rame. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Segni di usura su ds. e piatti. Riparazione al margine interno del frontis. e alle prime 64 carte senza danni per il testo. Alcune macchie dâ??inchiostro e ingialliture sparse. Esemplare modesto, appartenuto a Beaumarchais (vedi scritta sulla carta di guardia anteriore fissa). Edizione originale, molto rara. Barbier, IV, 1018.

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        [TWO AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENTS, EACH SIGNED BY RICHARD VARICK, CONCERNING JAMES SEAGROVE]

      New York, 1786. [4]pp. on a single folded sheet. Folio. Old fold lines. Second leaf inlaid in a frame of later paper. Some light wear and soiling. Very good. In a thick red half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Two separate depositions on the same sheet, each written and signed by Richard Varick as the New York State Recorder. This was at the beginning of Varick's illustrious political career; he later served as New York State Attorney General (1788-89) and was Mayor of New York City from 1789 to 1801. The depositions concern the whereabouts and activities of one James Seagrove during the Revolutionary War. They were given by Charles McEvers and William Constable, and are each similar, though some details do differ. James Seagrove (1747- 1812) engaged in various business activities with Constable during the war, and developed a network of mercantile and diplomatic contacts with the Spanish and the Indians along the Georgia borders. He seems to have been a double agent. The state and federal governments used his talents in various missions to the southern tribes early in the war. Then, Seagrove resided within the British lines in New York during 1777-78. He moved to Philadelphia while it was occupied by the British and remained there after the British evacuation in June 1778. According to McEvers' account, Seagrove remained in Philadelphia until 1780, when he became an aide-de-camp to General Lincoln in the Continental Army. According to Constable's account, Seagrove joined the Comte d'Estaing's squadron and went to Rhode Island. Both accounts agree, however, that Seagrove was captured with General Lincoln by Sir Henry Clinton in May 1780, at Charleston. Exchanged in 1781, Seagrove went to Havana, and "...remained out of the power of the British troops during the remainder of the war...," according to the deposition, but out of the Americans' reach as well. An interesting pair of depositions, summarizing important campaigns in the Revolutionary War.

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

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

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        The Lady's Magazine - 1786 et 1793.

      1786 - The new lady's magazine or polite and entertaining companion for the fair sex entireley devoted to their use and amusement. London, Alex Hogg, 23 numéros reliés en deux épais volumes toilés, titres et années inscrits à la dorure sur le dos, 1786 et 1793, 664 et 632 pp. Important et rare journal féminin anglais du XVIIIe siècle, mensuel, contenant des rubriques sur l'histoire, la géographie, la musique, la confection, l'art de vivre et de recevoir, la vie de la cour d'Angleterre, les voyages, l'instruction, l'économie, le jardinage, la philosophie, l'éduction, ainsi que des partitions. Sa publication a été lancée en août 1770 par le librairie John COOTE, et se poursuit jusqu'en 1837. C'est un des premiers journaux féminins anglais (le 1er étant "The Ladies Mercury", publié en 1693).Le volume I - 1786 contient les livraisons de février, N°1 ; mars, N°2 ; avril, N°3 ; mai, N°4 ; juin N°5 ; juillet, N°6 ; août N°7 ; septembre N°8 ; octobre N°9 ; novembre N°10 (complet) ; décembre N°11 (complet) ; supplément au volume I. Il est illustré de 24 gravures à pleine page dont une double, représentant des actrices de théâtre, des portraits de la cour, des gravures de mode et des schémas de plan de table. Pour le volume de 1786 : passage de la pp. 100 à 113 sans manque ; ordre des chiffres de la p. 439 inversés ; usures aux pp. 459-463 ; petites salissures et déchirures sans manque de texte. Manquent pp. 25-26, 73-74 ; 145-148 ; 185-188 ; 245-248 ; 297-298 ; 353-354 ; 409-410 ; 465-466 ; 631-634. Généralement, les pages manquantes sont celles qui correspondent à la rubrique cuisine "The lady's assistant in the whole art of cookery" ; en face, une illustration de la table avec un numéro qui fait correspondre le service des plats et les recettes proposées. Le volume II - 1793 (VIII dans l'ordre des livraisons) contient les livraisons de janvier N°1 (complet) ; février N°2 : avec un portrait de Louis XVI et Marie Antoinette et le récit de leur exécution, pp. 85-89 (complet) ; mars N°3 : avec une planche et un texte sur l'exécution de Louis XVI, pp. 135-136 (complet) ; avril N°4 ; mai N°5 ; juin N°6 (complet) ; juillet N°7 : avec la relation de l'exécution de Marat ; 1 planche et 1 partition déreliées sinon complet ; août N°8 (complet) ; septembre N°9 ; octobre N°10 ; novembre N°11 ; décembre N°12 (complet) ; supplément vol. VIII (complet). Il est illustré de 24 gravures à pleine page dont 5 doubles. Manquent pp. 179-182 ; 207-208 ; 425-426 ; 447-448 ; 495-496 : comme dans le volume I, les pages manquantes correspondent à la rubrique cuisine "useful and approved receipts". Petites déchirures, brunissures, quelques manques de papier n'atteignant pas le texte. Livres

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        The trial of Mrs Ann Wood, wife of William Wood, Esq. Commissary and Pay-Master of Artillery;

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

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE METHODIQUE - GRAMMAIRE ET LITTERATURE - 3 TOMES EN 6 VOLUMES - VOIR LA NOTICE.

      CHEZ PANCKOUCKE / CHEZ PLOMTEUX 1786 - R300114913: 392 pages + paginé de 393 à 790 + 392 pages + paginé de 393 à 768 + 396 pages + paginé de 397 à 748 - textes sur deux colonnes - relié dos toilé - plats jaspés - titre et tomaison dorés sur le dos - 5 photos disponibles. 1ER VOLUME : TOME 1 PREMIERE PARTIE 1782 - 2EME VOLUME : TOME 1 DEUXIEME PARTIE - 3EME VOLUME : TOME 2 PREMIERE PARTIE 1784 - 4EME VOLUME : TOME 2 DEUXIEME PARTIE - 5E VOLUME : TOME 3 PREMIERE PARTIE 1786 - 6E VOLUME : TOME 3 DEUXIEME PARTIE. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland; commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783. volumes 2-4

      John Fielding and John Jarvis, London 1786 - Full brown leather with red leather title and volume labels, gilt lettering and ornate designs. Corners are rubbed, and a quarter-size piece of leather missing from one board, a hinge is cracked. Otherwise the leather is in fine condition and is especially beautiful. The owner name George Penfield is written across title page. Volume 2, 449 pages, two foldout maps and four portraits; Volume 3, 445 pages, one map and three portraits, Volume 4, 416 pages; index; list of subscribers, two maps and ten portraits. Map for Volume IV, page 308 is provided by photocopy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam, aller daselbst befindlicher Merkwürdigkeiten, und der umliegenden Gegend. Komplett in drei Bänden und dem 4.Anhang sowie allen fünf Karten! mit genauen Grundrissen der Städte Berlin und Potsdam, einem Grundrisse des neuen Schlosses bey Sanssouci, und einer neuen Karte der Gegend um Berlin. Im dritten Band beigebunden: Beschreibung.Potsdam, Anhang; oder Nachrichten von den Baumeistern, Bildhauern, Kupferstechern, Malern, Stukkaturern und anderen Künstlern welche vom dreyzehnten Jahrhunderte bis jetzt in und um Berlin sich aufgehalten haben und zum Theil daselbst noch vorhanden sind.

      Berlin und Stettin bey Friedrich Nicolai , Dritte völlig umgearbeitete Auflage. 1786 - 8° ( 19,3 x 11,9 cm). Drei uniforme ockerfarbene Originalpappbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf Rückenschild und Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Ecken, Kanten und Rücken stärker berieben, Rückenschilde blass. (46) Titelei incl. Privileg, Vorrede, Veränderungen usw., LXX, 436 Seiten / (2), Seiten 437-1002 / (2), Seiten 1003-1306, 60 (= 3.Anhang), (28) Register, (2) Seiten Druckfehler; 158, (8) Seiten Nachrichten. Mit allen fünf, mehrfach gefalteten, gestochenen Grundrissen Gegend um Berlin, Königl. Residenzstadt Potsdam, neues Schloss bei Potsdam Erstes oder Erd-Geschoss, Zweites Geschoss und Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin 1786. Die drei Titel mit dem heraldischen Stempel der Fabricius Crull'sche Familien Bibliothek. Im Innenbereich wenig papiergedunkelt und vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Seite für Seite genau überprüftes Exemplar. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Ausgabe und vor allen Dingen absolut komplett mit allen Stichen und dem 4.Anhang. Letzte u. umfangreichste Auflage dieser wichtigen, zuverlässigen Quelle für den Zustand Berlins in der 2. Hälfte des 18.Jhdts. (1.Aufl. in nur 1 Bd. schon 1769). Berlin-Bibl. S. 52. Raabe 75 u. Spieckermann 132 z.B. mit abweichenden Angaben zu den Tafeln, - wie auch sonst unterschiedliche Zählungen vorkommen. - Die manchmal als 4.Anhang bzw. Band bezeichnete "Nachricht von den Baumeistern, Bildhauern [.] und andern Künstlern" erschien ebenfalls 1786, jedoch als selbständiges Werk, zwar mit Bezug auf die "Beschreibung", jedoch ohne bandmäßige Zuordnung - hier beigebunden. -- Band 1 mit ca. 4cm langem Randeinriss Seiten 415/416. Seiten 424 bis Schluß mit einem zunehmenden Randfleck oben. Seiten 293/294 im unteren stark gebräunt. Band 2 die ersten 3 Blätter und Seiten 897-914 mit schwacher alter Feuchtspur. Die gestochene Karte Gegend um Berlin von Oesfeld 1786 vielfach gefaltet, gut erhalten. Die Stiche Grundriss des Königl. neuen Schlosses bei Potsdam Erstes und Zweites Geschoss jeweils mit durchgehendem Feuchtrand. Die Karte Grundriss des Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin 1786 gestochen von D.F. Setzman im mittleren Falz hälftig mit Papier hinterlegt. M12250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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: rare. OCLC, ESTC & COPAC find copies at only BL + Columbia + Melbourne (Baillieu Lib.) + Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. But see also Goldsmiths 13209 for a related report. 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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        Ueber den Werth der Empfindsamkeit besonders in Rücksicht auf die Romane. Nebst einer Nachschrift über den sittlichen Werth der Empfindsamkeit von Johann August Eberhard.

      Halle, bey Johann Jacob Gebauer 1786 - VIII, 142 S. Leinenband (um 1900) mit Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe (Holzm./Boh. IV,6588; Goedeke IV,519,13 [Eberhard]). – Leicht gebräunt. Frühe Schrift des von keinem der bio- und bibliographischen Standardwerke erwähnten, in seiner engeren westfälischen Heimat aber noch heute hochangesehenen, ja legendären J.C.F.BÄHRENS (Meinerzhagen 1765 – 1833 Schwerte); eine 1997 erschienene Biographie tituliert ihn „Universalgelehrter, Esoteriker, Schwerter Stadtrat“, in Schwerte ist ein Gymnasium nach ihm benannt, in seinem Geburtsort eine Straße. Seine Verdienste im Allgemeinen und um die schulische, soziale und strukturelle Entwicklung Schwertes, wo er seit 1789 wirkte, im Besonderen fanden Anerkennung in der Ernennung zum Badischen Hofrat 1812 und in der Verleihung des preußischen Roten Adlerordens. Zugleich verstörten seine geheimwissenschaftlichen Umtriebe seine Mitbürger so, dass sie ihm die Fähigkeit nachsagten, an zwei Orten zugleich zu sein; einigen erschien er nach seinem Tod als Geist. Die vorliegende seltene Schrift entstand während seines Studiums der Theologie und Philosophie in Halle/S., letzteres bei dem MENDELSSOHN- und LESSING-Freund J.A.EBERHARD, der eine recht umfangreiche (S.117ff.) „Nachschrift“ beisteuerte. BÄHRENS untersucht auf Grundlage des Studiums der „neueren Psychologen“ (S.11), d.i. vor allem C.PH. MORITZ, aus dessen Magazin mehrfach zitiert wird, die Auswirkungen, die die häufige Lektüre von „Moderomanen“ auf Psyche und Geist junger Leser hat und kommt zu der Erkenntnis, dass diese, besonders junge Männer, in ihrer Entwicklung entscheidend behindert. Seine Argumente erscheinen dabei nicht nur wie eine vorweggenommene Kritik der Aufklärer an den Romantikern, sie ähneln manchmal verblüffend auch denen, die heute in Bezug auf den Einfluss digitaler Medien gebraucht werden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MÉMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF POUR TROIS HOMMES CONDAMNÉS À LA ROUE

      À Paris, de l’imprimerie de P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon 1786 - À Paris, de l’imprimerie de P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon, 1786 1 vol. in-8 (298pp.). Reliure d’ép. pleine basane beige. Plats cartonnés. Dos à nerfs, ornés de caissons et de fleurons dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison noires. Coiffres frottées. Une épid. sur la pièce de tomaison avec une erreur de tomaison. Coins légèrement frottés. Intérieur frais avec qqs rousseurs et déchirures (sans altération à la lecture) en milieu d’ouvrage. Arrêt (dépliant) de la cour du parlement en fin d’ouvrage. Tableaux dépliants (3). En dépit des imperfections signalées, bel exemplaire. Le célèbre Président Dupaty a lui aussi eu son affaire Calas que relate ce très rare recueil, fort bien relié. En 1785, un groupe de trois hommes, Lardoise, Bradier et Simare, se sont vus accusés d’avoir pénétré dans la ferme Thomassin, et d’avoir volé les propriétaires, après s’être livrés à des actes de violence contre eux. Ce terrible fait divers donna lieu à l’affaire des trois roués. Condamnés à Chaumont aux galères, leur peine fut ensuite aggravée : tous trois furent destinés au supplice de la roue. Dupaty fut mis au courant par son beau-frère, lui-même membre de la juridiction. Il s’enflamma pour cette cause, avec l’aide d’un jeune avocat, Legrand de Laleu, et publia ce mémoire, anonymement. Le tout Paris se jeta sur la brochure, vendue au profit des condamnés, et celle-ci fut condamnée au feu, ce qui n’empêcha pas Dupaty de réitérer. Il finit par avoir gain de cause et obtint la cassation. On a toujours considéré que c’est cette affaire qui fit songer à la guillotine comme un substitut au supplice.Rarissime recueil, puisque jeté au feu, de ce mémoire que Dupaty avait consacré à l’affaire des trois Roués et qui conduisit, outre à la cassation, mais également à l’idée de la guillotine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schattenriß von Berlin.

      Amsterdam, (d.i. Zittau, Schöps), 1786.. Titel mit großer gest. Vignette (Schattenriss der Gräfin Lichtenau im Medaillon). 142 S., 1 Bl. Neuer Pappband. Hayn/Got. I, 313 u. IV, 159. - Seltene erste Ausgabe, die einzige mit der Titelsilhouette. Schilderung von Berlin am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution, mit Kapiteln über Schulen, Minister, Akademien, Wucherer, Gefängnisse, Juden, französische Kolonie, Buchhandel, Lebensart, Charité, Oper und Theater, aber auch mit freimütigen Schilderungen der damaligen Sittenzustände (Madame Schubitz, Dirnen, Kupplerinnen usw.). - Etwas gebräunt, unbeschnitten. Titel mit Fleck im Unterrand.

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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de Heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Resort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1786. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, en Regeering derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, als mede de beide Hoven van Justitie, en die van de Kamer der Rekeninge der Domeinen, met derzelver Suppoosten. Voor den Jare 1786. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland, Uitmaakende de Staat

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1786 - 7 werken in 1 band, 48, 107, 192, 92, 156, 22, 48 p. Origineel Perkament met overslag, 12°

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        Letters of Albanicus to the people of England, on the partiality and injustice of the charges brought against Warren Hastings, Esq., late Governor General of Bengal.

      London: Pr. for J. Debrett, 8vo (19.5 cm; 7.5"). [1] f., vii, [1 (blank)], 97, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1786 The Earl of Buchan (1742–1829) writes convincingly in defense of Warren Hastings (1732–1818), the former governor of Bengal, against charges levelled against him by Burke. Buchan was impeached on several charges, others were added in later months, and the trial dragged on from 1787 to 1795, when he was ultimately found not guilty of all charges. What a nightmare! Attributed to the Earl of Buchan by Halkett & Laing (vol. 9 [1962 ed.]). Recent full brown speckled calf, covers gilt-tooled in the Cambridge style. Raised bands on spine accented with gilt beading on bands and defined by gilt rules above and below each band. Title-page printed aslant or trimmed somewhat askew, and with a few small old inkspots; pamphlet otherwise clean, with occasional light instances of foxing.

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        Espectaculo de la naturaleza o conversaciones acerca de las particularidades de la historia natural, que han parecido mas a proposito para excitar una curiosidad util, y formales la razon a los jovenes lectores. Tomo XII Parte VI:: Que contiene lo que pertenece al hombre en sociedad.

      Madrid Andres de Sotos quarta edicion 1786 - Encuadernacion pergamina.Taco separado de la tapa, algunas paginas en la parte inferior hacia el lomo con pocos senas de guzano, titulo, (2p.) tabla de las conversaciones, 240 paginas con 30 laminas dobladas con grabados en cobre, algunas hojas y laminas sueltas, 8°. Las laminas demuestran detalladamente diferentes aparatos para el arado y cedazo, asadores de torno y de humo, trabajos de desmugrar de la lana, torno y aspa de quenta, la urdidera, diferentes construcciones de telares, la perchadura, el plan de los batanes, el labor de los tunididores, corte de un batan, la calandria, la prensa para dar lustre a las telas, el doblador y reparador, la devanadera, el modo de poner la cadena en el telar, la vrdidora para terciopelos, telares de terciopelos y sus instrumentos, lizos bajos u horizontales, la urdidera de la udimbre, los lizos bajos y altos o perpendiculares y el telar de pasamanero . Dos laminas tienen un pequeno hueco en el papel y dos laminas son algo manchado. La mayoria de las laminas demuestran los aparatos de trabajo en tela en conjunto con las obreras y obreros del tiempo. Dos laminas demuestran el trabajo de ninos en la producion de telas.

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        Picturesque Beauties of Boswell.

      4to., half calf recently rebacked by Bernard Middleton over original marble paper boards, spine with contrasting leather label, gilt centre tools. 20 etchings by Rowlandson after S. Collings. Folded plates recently rehinged and washed. Skilful repaired tear to one plate. Imprint slightly shaved on a couple of plates. A very good collection. First edition. The complete suite of plates bound without title-pages but with a manuscript list of plates entitled "Plates in ridicule of Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides" bound in. The plates were issued originally in 2 oblong folio parts in wrappers with letterpress title-pages but no text apart from the captions on the plates. "Very rare in this state" (Falk). Boswell's account of his tour to the Hebrides with Johnson had been published the year before.

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        A poetical review of the literary and moral character of the late Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. : with notes by John Courtenay, Esq.

      4to., disbound, pp. 40. A little dog-earring and occasional browning otherwise a very good copy preserved in cloth fall-down-back box with leather label. First Dublin edition, first issue, with Byrne the only named printer. Copies of this edition are also found with the imprint "Dublin : printed for Luke White, and P. Byrne, 1786." Comparing both copies held at Harvard the latter imprint with both names has a cancel stub behind the title page from which we presume that that is a later issue. OCLC records only Huntingdon Library and Harvard for this imprint. Irish politician John Courtenay frequented London literary society, attaching himself to James Boswell as a fellow admirer of Samuel Johnson, on whose character he published A Poetical Review in 1786. Courtenay's poetical biography was one of the first to be published after Johnson's death. Courtenay is one of the biographers pictured in James Sayer?s famous satirical engraving on Johnson?s biographers. Boswell in his Life of Johnson describes Courtenay's work, as ,"a performance of such merit, that had I not been honoured with a very kind and partial notice in it, I should echo the sentiments of men of the first taste loudly in its praise".

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        Delle porpore e delle materie vestiarie presso gli antichi.

      Modena, dalla Stamperia Ducale, 1786, 4to legatura in mezza pelle moderna con cinque snodi e fregi dorati al dorso, tassello antico originale, tagli spruzzati in blu, incisione xilografaca animata al frontespizio, pp. XX-387 con una grande tavola incisa in rame, da Francesco Rosaspina, raffigurante dodici conchiglie, pi? volte ripiegata fuori testo. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Three years before becoming President George Washington's first Attorney General, Edmund Randolph advises a lawyer on handling a case - most possibly written to his junior partner, future Chief Justice John Marshall

      Richmond, Virginia, January 2, 1786. 6.5" x 8.75". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Edm: Randolph,"" 1 page, 6.5"" x 8.75"". Trimmed at all edges, removing letters on each line. Unnamed recipient. Stained, soiled, affixed to a heavier sheet of the same size. Good condition.In full, ""I have given a memorandum for the pro … subpoenas, with the necessary indorsements. It is true, [tha]t an attachment will not be in the ordinary form: … an attachment in chancery is the legal step. But [the] latter is far more ineffectual; since it can not jus:[tify] a detention of the effect in the hands of the pla … only security, which it presents, is, that if the other [de]fendants convey away the effects, they will be liable … their proper fortunes. I do not know the gentlemen, [b]ut if they should remove themselves out of the state, … chance will be a poor one. I use these observations by way of [a]dmonition to you to push the attachment which you have already levied. If you obtain judgment, you may settle, but cannot insure your cause; nor can you be hurt by failing in it. If any of the defendants in Virginia are about to leave it, send me affidavits of the [f]act - of their having Noah's effects in their hands and of Noah being indebted to you and the Messrs [S]miths and to what amount. I will then obtain a ne exeat. [P.]S. The attachment in chancery gives no preference, to the first who brings suit. I am Sir yr mo. Ob. Serv. Edm: Randolph""This letter may have been written to future Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall who had been admitted to the Virginia bar in 1780. R. Kent Newmyer writes in John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: LSU Press 2001) that Edmund Randolph ""took the newly minted lawyer in as a junior partner. Only two years older than Marshall, Randolph was an ideal conduit into the elite ranks of Virginia lawyers … Working alongside Randolph, Marshall learned on the job. And because the courts were closed to regular business from 1781-1784, there was ample time to do so … Marshall's mastery of the process is clear from the fact that Randolph transferred his extensive practice to him when Randolph became Governor in 1786."" Virginia law forbade executive officers from private practice in its courts. On December 1, 1786, Edmund Randolph was sworn in as the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry."

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        NEW FOUNDLING HOSPITAL FOR WIT Being a Collection of Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse - Six Volumes

      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1786 - Not in any other collection, with several pieces never before published, a new edition, corrected and considerably enlarged. In Six Volumes. Contemporary full mottled calf with newer spine, one maroon label with gilt lettering. Two Previous owner's bookplates. British satire, popular in its time. Volume I has 4 full page ads. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., ( ca. 10,5 x 40 ) auf einer Kundschaft der Maurer von Butzbach f. d. Gesellen Christian Graff aus Schweiditz (?).

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ), dat. 13.12. 1786, 31 x 43 Stopp D. 98 - Darmstadt von Westen, unter Beschränkung der Darstellung auf die neue Vorstadt. Über der Ansicht ein von einem Löwen gehaltenes Wappenschild mit den Initialen Ludwig IX. - Sehr seltene Kundschaft, nur 3 weitere Exemplare bekannt. Mit gut erhaltenem Papiersiegel.

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        Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, and the Sciences, Human and Divine. Intended as a Course of Ancient and Modern Learning. With the Supplement, and Modern Improvements incorporated in one Alphabet, by Abraham Rees. ‘New Edition’. IN FOUR VOLUMES.

      London; Printed for J. F. & C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, B. White, T. Longman, &c. &c... 1786. Four Volumes. Large. 16.5 x 10.5 inches. Bound in full brown calf leather. Blind embossed decorative edging and detailing to boards. Red and black morrocco spine labels with gilt lettering and decoration. Raised banding to spines. In very good conditions. Covers show some wear, corners bumped, edges rubbed/chipped, ends of spines chipped. Front hinge slightly cracked on vol.1 but holding well. No loose pages or torn endpapers. Bindings all tight and sound. One or two small marks otherwise inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Vol.1 four pages at ‘CAP’ have small nick/chip to top edge. Vol. 4 lacks title pg and a couple of pages up to ‘QUA’, some creasing and marks to last pages of v.4. Else a very clean and tight copy. Unpaginated. Illustrated with many B&W full page engraved plates. (2 large folding plates in vols. 1, 3 and 1 in vol. 4.) 148 plates total. Plates list at rear of volume 4.

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        NOUVELLES RÉCRÉATIONS PHYSIQUES ET MATHÉMATIQUES Troisiéme édition, considérablement augmentée.

      

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        The works of Peter Pindar.]

      G. Kearsley 1786-87, London - Includes 12 works by the satirist, under the pseudonym of Peter Pindar, which correspond exactly to the advertisement "A Complete List of the Productions of Peter Pindar, Esq., any of which may be had of G. Kearsley, at Johnson's Head, No. 46, in Fleet Street' which is the final leaf of the volume. 4to, varoius paginations and various editions, uncut in original boards; boards rubbed and worn, hinges cracked, spine largely perished; a venerable old survival, interneally fine. 1) A poetical, supplicating, modest, and affecting epistle to those literary colossuses, the reviewers, New edition, 1787; 2) Lyric odes to the royal academicians for M,DCC,LXXXII, Fifth edition enlarges, 1787; 3) More lyric odes to the royal academicians for M,DCC,LXXXIII, Third edition, n.d. ; 4) Lyric odes for the year 1785, New edition, 1786; 5) Farewell odes for the year 1786, New edition, 1786; 6) The Lousiad. An heroi-comic poem, Canto I, Seventh edition, 1787, with an engraved plate; 7) The Lousiad. An heroi-comic poem, Canto II, 1787; with an engraved plate; 8) A poetical and congratulatory epistle to James Boswell, on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Sixth edition, 1787; 9) Bozzy and Piozzi: or, the British biographers, Sixth edition, 1786, with an engraved plate; 10) Ode upon Ode, or a Peep at St. James, 1787, with an engraved plate; 11) An apolgetic postscript to Ode upon Ode, 1787; 12) Instructions to a celebrated lauriat; alias the progress of curiosity, Second edition, 1787. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rules and Instructions for Playing at Skittles. By a Society of Gentlmen.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley. 1786 - A printed leaf, 448 x 288, printed on one side only, with coloured illustration of eight men playing skittles at top, the layout of the court or ground, and rules; stained on left-hand side, top margin chipped, two holes in imprint, rather browned, but an uncommon item. "As the Game of Skittles is now a favourite Amusement, a general Guide to remove Doubts, and prevent Disputes, is become necessary. Stimulated by these considerations, a respectable Society of Gentlemen (who are esteemed good Players) have been induced to print the following Rules and Instructions, which they have themselves often lamented the want of, hoping they will be found generally useful, but particularly to Learners." Kearsley offered this for saled at 6d. plain or 1s. coloured. ESTC T228506 locates a copy in the BL; OCLC adds Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.

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