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        Etudes de la Nature. Seconde édition, revue corrigée et augmentée.

      Imprimerie de Monsieur Didot et Méquignon, 1786 - 1788. 4 volumi in - 12, pp. XXIV - 624; (2 cc) 632; (2 cc.) 580; (2 cc.) LXXXVIII - 532 (2 cc.). Opera illustrata con un antiporta di Moreau inciso da Veau, una cartina ripiegata e 3 tavole di botanica. Brossure mute dell'epoca in carta marmorizzata. Opera dedicata alla perfezione della natura e alla dimostrazione della sua benevolenza. Alcuni capitoli sono dedicati alle leggi fisiche che la regolano, la parte finale tratta le leggi morali e la loro applicazioni all'uomo. Questa seconda edizione è aumentata del quarto volume che contiene la rara EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di "Paul et Virginie", universalmente riconosciuto come il capolavoro di Bernardin de Saint Pierre. Buon esemplare con barbe. Cfr. Quérard, VIII, p. 364; Tchemerzine, V, p. 647 cita il tomo IV con Paul et Virginie.

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        SONETTI ACROSTICI - CENTURIA PRIMA

      Jean Pierre Bonnant, Ginevra 1786 - Prefazione: Traian Boccalini (1556-1613) . Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 134 . Illustrazioni: Incisione all'antiporta raffigurante l'Autore disegnato da Capurro e inciso da Guidotti . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato pergamena . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: L'Autore fu originario di Livellato.Cento acrostici irreverenti riguardanti la società dell'epoca e i suoi costumi.Foto disponibili .

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        Bibliothèque Universelle des Dames. Astronomie. [ Edition originale ]

      Rue d'Anjou - Dauphine, 1786. 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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        Antiquities of Great-Britain, illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. Engraved from drawings made by Thomas Hearne.

      Printed by James Phillips, in George Yard, Lombard Street, and Published by T. Hearne and W. Byrne. London. 1786. Two volumes, bound as one. Oblong folio. Subscribers (4)pp. with neat handwritten addenda Index of plates, with neat handwritten addenda for the plates of Volume II. Descriptive text in French and English to accompany each plate. Engraved frontispiece of Malmesbury Abbey, 51 further engraved plates; 20 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in six with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering to front cover; bumped, top and tail of spine and corners ragged. Front hinge cracked but firm. Crease and small nick to edge of title page. Text and plates a little toned, with occasional foxing.Hearne, Thomas (1744–1817), watercolour painter. Hearne and the engraver William Byrne began to record and illustrate the historic monuments of Great Britain, published in a series of engravings between 1778 and 1806, and subsequently in two volumes. A founder of the English School of Watercolour, he influenced both Girtin and Turner. Hearne was elected to the Society of Antiquaries in 1793.Provenance The owner of this copy is identified in the Subscribers list as Mr Picard of York. Leonard Pic[k]ard was a land agent, executor and trustee. He was Steward of the City of York's Estates, and appears to have been a steward to the Archbishop of York. He lived at No 47 Bootham, York. He died in 1801, and his subscription ended at that point.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean . in the Northern Hemisphere . Written by Captain James Cook and Captain James King , ill. with cuts. In Four Volumes ( Vorhanden die Bände 1 bis 3 !! )

      London, Printed for John Stockdale , J. Fielding and John Hardy, 1786 ff. - Bände 1 bis 3 ohne ! Band 4 !! Ganzlederbände der Zeit , Buchrücken stärker berieben, Rückentitel nicht mehr lesbar , bzw RT teils fehlend. Buchdeckel von Band 1 liegt lose bei. Papier teilweise etwas alters bzw. stockfleckig, gelegentliche Blattrandläsionen. Beiliegend die große Faltkarte '' General Chart '' von 1786. Die Stiche teils etwas stockfleckig, eine doppelblatt Illustration mittig durchgerissen, ca. 3 Seiten mit kleinem Einriss. Jeder innere Buchdeckel mit Exlibris und großem Vorbesitzstempel. ( Weitere Bilder gerne auf Anfrage ) AB Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        Histoire d'Elisabeth, reine d'Angleterre

      Chez l'auteur, 1786. - Chez l'auteur, à Paris 1786 - 1788, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in-8 (13x20cm), (4) cviij ; 482pp. (2) et (4) 546pp. et (4) 563pp. (1) et (4) 671pp. et (4) 501pp. (2), 5 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, illustrata con un ritratto di Thomas Wander Werff inciso frontespizio. I cinque volumi sono pubblicati 1786-1788 per l'ultimo contiene i buoni. Bound in piena pelle di pecora in marmo di tempo. Torna liscio decorato con quattro ferri e reti. Parte del titolo e il volume numero di marocchino rosso. Framing fregio sui piatti. Coperchio testa di Volume 1 strappato. Tail Hat Volume I logora in parte. Testa mancanza di volume 4. Tail Hat Volume 3 strappata. 6 angoli urtato. Insieme satisafaisant. Non si può apprezzare questa grande opera storica, ben documentata, e molto seriamente, senza tenere conto delle caratteristiche specifiche del reo; che era una femminista precoce, la prima donna a capo di una moglie direttore di giornale, uomo politico e scrittore, Louise accolto Keralio non ha scelto la figura emblematica di Elizabeth e Essex a caso, questo monarca nel suo recanti le stesse virtù maschili come i sovrani più forti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée d'un portrait de Wander Werff gravé par Thomas au frontispice. Les cinq tomes sont parus de 1786 à 1788 pour le dernier contenant les pièces justificatives. Reliures en pleine basane mouchetée d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et brun. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats frappés en leur centre (plat supérieur) d'une petite tour dorée. Roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire, à l'emblème non identifié. On ne saurait apprécier ce grand ouvrage d'histoire, fort documenté, et très sérieux, sans prendre en compte la personnalité toute particulière de son auteur ; celle qui fut une féministe avant l'heure, première femme responsable d'un journal et rédactrice en chef, politicienne et femme de lettres, Louise félicité de Keralio n'a pas choisi la figure emblématique d'Elisabeth d'Angleterre au hasard, cette monarque portant selon elle les mêmes vertus masculines que les souverains les plus forts.

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        Delle assicurazioni marittime. Trattato...

      Nella Stamperia Bonducciana, 1786. Tre volumi di cm. 27; pp. vi, 414; iv, 527; ix (1) 832 + 28 d'indice. Bella vignetta incisa a ciascun frontespizio, un grande stemma alla seconda carta del primo volume, Graziose testate, capolettera e finalini in xilografia. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli su tasselli. Piatti marmorizzati e tagli spruzzati. Solo una cerniera internamente un po' debole al terzo volume, ma esemplare particolarmente fresco, marginoso e ben conservato. Non comune prima edizione di questa ampio trattato.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique ; ou histoire abrégée de tous les Hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Vertus, des Forfaits, des Erreurs, &c. Depuis le commencement du Monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les Écrivains les plus judicieux ont pensé sur le caractère, les moeurs & les Ouvrages des Hommes célèbres dans tous les genres : avec des Tables Chronologiques pour réduire en Corps d'Histoire les Articles répandus dans ce Dictionnaire

      Chez G. Le Roy, 1786. - Chez G. Le Roy, Paris 1786, 8 volumes in-8 (12,5x20cm), relié. - Sixième édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée.Plein veau glacé blond d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des plats. Les coiffes des trois premiers volumes sont élimées, un petit trou au niveau de la pièce de titre du quatrième tome, coins un peu émoussés, sinon bel exemplaire.Intérieurs frais ne comportant que très peu de rousseurs. L'édition originale de cette grande entreprise remonte à 1766, son succès fut tel qu'il fut réédité à de nombreuses reprises et bien souvent épuisé. Son édition définitive date de 1821 et comporte pas moins de 31 volumes. Cet ouvrage est du au clunisien Louis-Mayeul Chaudon, largement influencé par le travail de Moreri. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Sixième édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. Reliure en plein veau glacé blond d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des plats. Les coiffes des trois premiers volumes sont élimées, un petit trou au niveau de la pièce de titre du quatrième tome, coins un peu émoussés, sinon bel exemplaire. Intérieurs frais ne comportant que très peu de rousseurs. L'édition originale de cette grande entreprise remonte à 1766, son succès fut tel qu'il fut réédité à de nombreuses reprises et bien souvent épuisé. Son édition définitive date de 1821 et comporte pas moins de 31 volumes. Cet ouvrage est du au clunisien Louis-Mayeul Chaudon, largement influencé par le travail de Moreri.

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        An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth; Deduced from Facts and the Laws of Nature: 2nd Ed.;

      London, W. Bent, 1786: W Bent, 1786. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK half-calf with marbled boards and gilt decorative rules on covers raised bands gilt lettering and decorations on spine frontispiece of John Whitehurst pages [viii] 283 plates 7 of sections 202mm x 265mm (8 x 10.5") very lightly rubbed at head tail and upper corners browning and spotting to first few pages offsetting of frontispiece and plates (the folding plates have this offsetting on parts of themselves) otherwise very fine. Very scarce. This is a heavy item and may incur additional postage.

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        Marci Manilii Astronomicon Libri quinque; accessere Marci Tullii Ciceronis Arataea, cum interpretatione gallica et notis...

      Via et Aedibus Serpentinis, 1786. Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 20, pp. li (1) 309 (3); (4) 347 (1). Fregi tipografici ai due frontespizi ed alcune testate xilografiche. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno vitello, dorso a nervi con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione che presenta la prima traduzione francese dell'opera del Manilio. Con il testo latino a fronte. Il Manilius, verosimilmente romano, compose l'astronomicon negli anni immediatamente dopo Cristo, forse 9 - 22; datazione che si presume da alcuni accenni storici del testo stesso. Nonostante il titolo, l'oggetto astronomico riguarda solo il primo capitolo; il resto della trattazione è di interesse prevalentemente astrologico. Brunet III, 1369.

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        Carte de la Sicile et des Iles adjacentes

      1786. Carta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque" seconda edizione del 1795/98. Acquaforte e bulino, leggera gora d'acqua al margine bianco sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Taken from the second edition of "Voyage pittoresque.." by Saint Non, 1795/98. Copperplate, in good conditon. Parigi Paris L. Dufour - A. La Gumina, "Imago Siciliae", p. 232; Sicilia 1477 - 1861 - La collezione Spagnolo - Patermo, n. 263 540 430

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        I'RAB UL QAFIYA , THE EARLIEST ISLAMIC BOOK TO BE PRINTED IN ARABIC LETTERS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

      Istanbul: Ibrahim Muteferrika, 1786 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE FIRST BOOK TO BE PRINTED IN IBRAHIM MUTEFERRIKA PRINTING HOUSE AFTER IT'S SECOND ESTABLISHMENT , AND BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MUHENDISHANE PRINTING HOUSE IN USKUDAR . THIS EDITION CONTAINS THE IMPERIAL PERMISSION ( FERMAN ) OF THE SULTAN ABDUL HAMID I IN 1200 H. , 7 PP OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BOOKS PRINTING ART, 748 PP OF ARABIC SCRIPT, CONTEMPORARY FULL LEATHER BINDING. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. COMMENTARY ON AL KAFIYA MAINLY WRITTEN BY IBN AL HAJIB. SCARCE..

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum S. Pii V jussu editum Clementis VIII & Urbani VIII auctoritate recognitum et missis sanctorum novissimis usque in praesens emanatis locupletatum.

      Ex typographia Balleoniana, Venetiis, 1786. xlvii [1] 644 clxxxii [9] c. di tav. 8º(24 cm) piena pelle con fregi e titoli oro. Front. e testo su 2 col. stampati in rosso e nero. Vignetta calcogr. al frontespizio raffigurante la Basilica di S. Pietro. Iniziali xil. Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero e cinque tavole incise in rame a piena pagina che seguono la numerazione del testo. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle interamente decorata in oro. Dorso a 5 nervi sguardie in carta francese. A fine 9 volume sono legate 9 carte ripiegate con le messe per alcuni santi. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: MDCCLXXXVI [1786]. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo qualche spellatura alla legatura soprattutto al dorso. ...

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        Nye og fuldstændig Dansk Spille-Bog indeholdende rigtig og tydelig Underviisning i de brugeligste Kort-Spil, saasom L'Hombre, Quadrille, Cinquille, Piquet, Reversy, Tresett, Taroc, Whist, o.a.fl.

      Faber og Nitschkes Forlag, 1786. XVI,248 s., forreste faste forsatspapir samt friblade mangler, samtidigt halvlæder med meget simpelt papirtitelfelt, bindet slidt på hjørner og permer, titelbladet med lille hul uden teksttab og navn, alt i alt rimeligt pæ. 16022342

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        Oeuvres complètes d'Antoine Raphaël Mengs, premier peintre du roi d'Espagne, contenant différents traités sur la théorie de la peinture

      A l'hôtel de Thou, 1786. - A l'hôtel de Thou, à Paris 1786, in 4 (25,5x20cm), viii 314pp. et (1) 392pp. - 1., deux tomes en deux volumes relié. - Francese prima edizione, tradotta da quella italiana di M. Jansen (il libro è apparso in vigore per la prima volta in italiano nel Bodoni). Legatura leggermente più avanti in piena pelle di pecora radicato, liscio posteriore, parte del titolo e del volume numero bronzo. Bellissimo esemplare. Il libro inizia con i documenti sulla vita e le opere di Mengs (1728 - 1779) da parte del Cavaliere Azara e le istruzioni su tavoli Mengs trattato sulla pittura del pittore, sia il bello, gusto, l'aspetto tecnico della pittura su diversi artisti famosi (Raffaello, Correggio, Tiziano). C'è un punto nella prefazione di Klopstock (editore tedesco) e Fuessli. Pittore alla corte del re di Polonia, si è unito alle sollecitazioni corte spagnola di Carlo III, re di Spagna, dipinti, presto in stile neoclassico (vedere la sua Cleopatra) gli assicurò fama e ricchezza, e gli scritti che ha lasciato sulla pittura e l'arte sono pieni di ricerca e di sottigliezze. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition française, traduit de l'italien par M. Jansen (l'ouvrage parut en effet pour la première fois en Italien chez Bodoni). Reliures légèrement postérieure en pleine basane racinée, dos lisse, pièce de titre et de tomaison bronze. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage commence par les mémoires sur la vie et les ouvrages de Mengs (1728 - 1779) par le chevalier d'Azara et une notice sur les tableaux de Mengs, suivi des traités sur la peinture du peintre, aussi bien sur le beau, le goût, l'aspect technique de la peinture que sur différents peintres célèbres (Raphaël, Le Corrège, Titien). On trouve dans la préface un paragraphe de Klopstock (l'éditeur allemand) et de Fuessli. Peintre à la cour du roi de Pologne, il rejoignit la cour d'Espagne sur les sollicitations de Charles III, roi d'Espagne, ses tableaux, assez tôt dans le goût néo - classique (voir sa Cléopâtre) lui assurèrent la renommée et la richesse, et les écrits qu'il laissa sur la peinture et les arts sont empreints de recherches et de subtilités.

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        TRATTATO DELLA PITTURA DI LIONARDO DA VINCI NUOVAMENTE DATO IN LUCE CON LA VITA DELL'ISTESSO AUTORE SCRITTA DA RAFAELLE DU FRESNE - SI SONO AGGIUNTI I TRE LIBRI DELLA PITTURA, ED IL TRATTATO DELLA STATUA DI LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI CON LA VITA DEL MEDESIMO

      INSTITUTO DELLE SCIENZE - BOLOGNA, 1786. Vol. in 4° grande (mm 365x235), pp. XXIII, 202 + 1 n.n., 19 tavole fuori testo su disegno di Girolamo Contoli incise su rame da Giuseppe Rosaspina e Pio Panfili, del Panfili sono anche l'incisione nel frontespizio, i ritratti di Leonardo e dell'Alberti e le incisioni finali. Legatura ottocentesca m. pelle con titolo manoscritto su tassello nel dorso, tagli spruzzati in rosso. Tracce di umidità ai piatti e agli sguardi, foxing diffuso nel testo e nelle incisioni. nella seconda tavola del trattato dell'Alberti una figura è ripresa con colore. Copia nel complesso buona.

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        Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch - erster Theil (alles erschienene).

      Wien, Trattner 1786 - 2 Bl., 156 S., 20 x 13 cm, Holzeinband mit Blaupapier überzogen leicht berieben und fleckig, Innendeckel mit Besitzvermerk, hinterer Buchdeckel angebrochen, leicht gebräunt. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Établissement d'une caisse générale des épargnes du peuple

      - XXVIII-119 pp., [1] ff. Bruxelles, juillet 1786, in-8, XXVIII-119 pp, [1] ff. d'errata, un tableau dépliant, broché, couverture d'attente de papier tourniquet de l'époque, Nouvelle édition de ce livre qui a paru anonymement en 1785. Le nom de l'auteur apparait à la fin de la "Suite de l'introduction" (p. XXIV) : "De La Roque, valet de chambre de la Reine, ci-devant avocat au Parlement de Paris". Ouvrage rare qui propose un développement de l'épargne par le travail conjoint du peuple et de l'État, grâce à une amélioration du système des rentes viagères. "Pour calculer ses tables, La Rocque s'est servi des travaux de Simpson, Moivre, Kerseboom, Deparcieux et Saint-Cyran" (INED). L'infaillibilité des calculs de La Roque permettrait de mettre en place une caisse qui, en étant "le bonheur des peuples, et la réduction des charges de nos finances", serait "une assurance ouverte contre les atteintes de la misère et un dépôt où de jour en jour le malheureux peut apporter le fruit de son labeur". ON JOINT : du même auteur, Avantage des caisses établies en faveur des veuves dans plusieurs gouvernements. Plaquette in-8 de 24 pages et 2 ff. dépliants donnant 3 tableaux. "Suite naturelle de l'Établissement d'une caisse générale des épargnes". INED 2645. Barbier II, 284 ; Barbier I, 329. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

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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, in Parigi 1786 - 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. 12mo (cm. 12,8), XVI-(3)165 pp., 1 c. bianca. Vignetta al frontis. un testatina e graziosi fregi n.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        DOCUMENTO REAL FIRMADO POR CARLOS III, REY DE NAPOLES, SICILIA Y ESPAÑA 1786

      1786 - DOCUMENTO REAL FIRMADO POR CARLOS III, REY DE NAPOLES, SICILIA Y ESPAÑA 1786. 2H. REF PICS 1. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the original tongues.

      Printed by the Assigns of Alexander Kincaid, Edinburgh 1786 - 2 vols, 12mo, ff. [275]; [253]. Contemporary Scottish red morocco, boards bordered with three different gilt rolls, spines elaborately gilt with oval green morocco onlays also gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. A tiny paper flaw to one leaf touching a character, horizontal closed tear in another with no loss, paper a little age-toned. Spines very slightly darkened, the merest touch of rubbing to extremities. A very attractive example of late 18th-century Scottish bookbinding - and not only an attractive copy, but a scarce printing of the bible: ESTC locates just four copies of this edition, at the BL, NLS, EUL, and Rylands. The New Testament and the Psalms of David have separate title-pages but the signatures are continuous throughout; an Apocrypha was also available to accompany this edition, but signed separately and usually not included, as here. This copy belonged to various members of the Crawford family, originally from Fife, though George Crawford (1748-1814) served in the Royal Artillery and was stationed at Woolwich in Kent - he almost certainly brought this book down with him from Scotland. The front endpapers record not only the birth of George's daughter Annabella in 1804, his death in 1814 and his wife Bethia's in 1824, but also the preaching of a sermon at the Scots Church in Woolwich by the Rev. Blyth. It was later given to George Benjamin Caffin by his mother, Annabella's sister, in memory of her early death in 1825. ESTC T123181. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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