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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

      London, printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1786.. FIRST EDITION 1786, 2 volumes, complete set, 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, 2 folding maps, pages: xvi, [1]-684; viii, [1]-718, [30] including index and errata, bound in full contemporary calf, narrow patterned gilt border to covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration and sunburst in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, gilt decorated board edges. Hinges cracked on Volume I, upper hinge partly cracked on Volume II, covers holding firmly, tiny chips at top of hinges, gilt rubbed on raised bands, very minor marks to covers, narrow band of fading along top edge of upper cover on Volume II, armorial bookplate of William Constable, F.R.S., F.A.S., (1721-91), an 18th century naturalist and scientist, on front pastedowns, modern bookplate of William Binns Cowper on front endpapers, final page of Volume I slightly creased and with small pale stain in top margin. A very good clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which may require extra postage.

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        Abbildung aller oekonomischen Pflanzen. Bd. 1. (v. 8).

      Stuttgart Cotta 1786 - 4°. 68 S. Mit 100 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit Nissen 1034. Ausst. die Hohe Karlsschule 351. NDB XI, 529. Seltenes Werk des Professors für Naturgeschichte an der Karlsschule. Kerner machte sich einen Namen durch seine wissenschaftlich genauen Pflanzenzeichnungen, die er in verschiedenen Werken publizierte. Besondere Verdienste erwarb er sich durch die systematische Erforschung der einheimischen Flora. Kerners zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen sind fast alle unter dem Aspekt zu sehen, daß er in der Nach-Ära Linnés bestrebt war, die durch diesen und seine Schüler ins fast Unermeßliche gewachsenen Erkenntnisse in der systematishen Botanik zu ordnen und vor allem einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit zugänglich zu machen. Sein universales botanisches Wissen steht in der Nachfolge Linnés und seiner Schüler (Vogellehner). - Einband berieben und bestoßen u. mit Wurmspuren. Innen nur vereinzelt fleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 2000

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America...

      1786. "The Magna Carta of the United States" [United States]. [Constitutions]. The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation Between the Said States; And the Definitive Treaty Between Great-Britain and the United States of America. Published Originally by Order of Congress. New York: Re-Printed by E. Oswald, 1786. 36, 10-266 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities, small chip to head of spine, joints cracked but secure, corners bumped and worn, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing and dampstaining to some leaves, a few leaves creased or dog-eared, offsetting and some edgewear to endleaves. Early owner signature (H.E. Ingraham) to head of title page, his inkstamp to head of following leaf, interior otherwise clean. Item housed in recent cloth clamshell box with period-style calf spine. * Third American edition, preceded by the rare 1781 Philadelphia printing, 200 copies, and 1785 Boston edition. (London, Dublin and Glasgow editions were issued in 1782 and 1783). Published originally by order of Congress, this compilation exerted a significant influence on the 1787 Federal Constitution. "This work was the first authoritative and original printed texts of these important documents... It is, in short, the book which may be considered as the Magna Carta of the United States. It is scarcely necessary to say that this important work has been repeatedly reprinted" (Sabin). OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1785 edition in North American law libraries (Boston College, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Social Law, University of Michigan, Yale). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16092. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3025.

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        [Benton 301-306]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera I Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]

      London: Longman and Broderip. [1786]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 16 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-14 pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. "J. Ames" in pencil to upper right corner of title of Violino secondo and Viola parts. Address, "Dogflud, Farnham, Surrey," and image of a dog embossed to upper right corner of title and front endpaper of Violino primo and Violoncello parts. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3018. BUC p. 794. RISM P3120 (also includes later issue [Benton 3019]; 1 complete copy only in the U.S., at the University of Iowa). With: PLEYEL [Benton 313-318]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera II[I]. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-31, [i] ([publisher's catalogue) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank), 7-26 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-20 pp. Engraved. Crease to first leaf of Violino primo part. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3126. BUC p. 795. RISM P3160 (4 copies in North America). With: PLEYEL [Benton 319-324]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera VI. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-18 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-16 pp. Engraved. Early owner's signature, "J. Ames," in ink to upper right corner of title of all parts. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3153. BUC p. 795. RISM P3175 (1 complete copy only in the U.S., at UCLA). With: PLEYEL [Benton 346-351]. A Seventh Set of Six Quartets for Two Violins Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales... Price 10s 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1789]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2- 4, [i] (blank), 6-24 pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-20, [i] (blank), 22-24 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-9, [i] (blank), 11-16, [i] (blank), 18-20, [i] (blank), 22-24 pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-16, [i] (blank), 18-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. An early edition, published one year after the first. Benton 3410. BUC p. 796. RISM P3302 (2 complete copies in the U.S., at Columbia University and the Eastman School of Music). With: PLEYEL [Benton 353-355]. Three Quartetts, for Two Violins, Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Composed & Dedicated to His Majesty the King of Naples... Being the 8th Sett of Quartetts. Book I. Price 7s. 6. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip [PN 235], [1791]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp. Engraved. Title of Basso part torn at upper edge. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3531 ("paging, order of works and PN match Imbault liv. 8/1 [Benton 3517]"). BUC p. 796. RISM P3338 (also includes earlier [?]issue with PN 129 [Benton 3529]; 5 copies with PN 235, only 1 of which in the U.S., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). With: PLEYEL [Benton 356- 358]. Three Quartetts, for Two Violins, Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Composed & Dedicated to His Majesty the King of Naples... Being the 8th Sett of Quartetts. Book I[I]. Price 7s. 6. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip [PN 244], [1791]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-4 pp., [5] (blank), 6-12 pp; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-12 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-12 pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp. Engraved. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3532 ("paging, order of works and PN match Imbault liv. 8/2 [Benton 3518]"). BUC p. 796. RISM P3356 (also includes earlier [?]issue with PN 129 [Benton 3530]; 6 copies with PN 244, only 1 of which is in the U.S., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Folio. Disbound. All quartets continuously numbered 1-30 in manuscript (headers to all pages). Occasional notational corrections. Slightly foxed and soiled. . "The enormous popularity of Pleyel’s music during his lifetime is reflected in the testimony of contemporary journals and of early writers like Gerber and Fétis. The small town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, then still a whaling port, formed a Pleyel Society in 1822 ‘to chasten the taste of auditors’, according to a newspaper announcement. The most telling evidence of the appeal of his music lies in the thousands of manuscript copies that filled the shelves of archives, libraries, churches, castles and private homes and in the thousands of editions produced in Europe and North America. In quality the works vary greatly, although most show considerable facility and a thorough technical grounding. The earlier works in particular display thematic originality and ingenious developments that make them fresh and attractive. After about 1792 his talent seems to have diminished; his inventiveness waned and he occasionally succumbed to routine procedures." Rita Benton in Grove Music Online.

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

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

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        A New Map of the United States of North America with the British Dominions on that Continent ... Improved from the Surveys of Capt. Carver

      London: Robert Sayer, 1786. Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring. Inset table at upper left listing the thirteen states and the British provinces. Early map of the United States following the end of the Revolution, here with lovely full period hand-colouring. This map was first published in 1774 by Sayer and Bennett under the title A Map of the British Empire in North America, with a new issue published in 1776 to meet the demand for maps of America. The plate was altered in 1783 to reflect the Treaty of Paris. This fourth issue is as the third issue, but with Sayer's 1786 imprint in the lower margin. This copy with lovely full contemporary hand-colouring which reflects the geo-political boundaries of North America, with the United States shown extending to the Mississippi and coloured in green, with the British dominions in pink and with Spanish claims to Florida and Louisiana in yellow. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 53d, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 130; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 786.2.

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        Pharmacopoea Gandavensis Nobilissimi Senatus Jussu Renovata

      Judoci Begyn 17861787, Gandavi - leather, 27 x 21 cm, 466 pp. Spine partly missing. Condition of the book itself is good. Watermarked front and back end papers. Text in Latin, index Latin and Dutch. Cond.: goed / good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elemens d'Histoire Naturelle et de Chimie

      1786 - 4 volumes in-8 de I. XCXIX, Paris, Cuchet, 1786, , 4 volumes in-8 de I. XCXIX, (1) et 426 pages ; de II. (4), 523 et (3) pages ; de III. (4), 547 et (3) pages ; de IV. (4), 537, (1) pages et 8 tableaux, veau fauve marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, filets à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges, Seconde édition, augmentée de plus du double, des Leçons Elémentaires sur ces deux Sciences, publiées en 1782. 8 tableaux dépliants. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Comte de Sanois, depuis le 4e . may 1785. jusqu?au 25 janvier 1786. Mémoire dicté à Besançon la nuit du samedy 7. au dimanche 8 de may 1785. en continuant le dimanche 8. à deux bas officiers prisonniers comme lui dans les prisons militaires de cette ville Nota. Ce mémoire a été remis par le captif à M. Gilbert président de la Chambre de vacation à Charenton le 21. 7bre 1785 et retiré du greffe de Me Fremin Greffier où cette pièce était demeurée, après l'élargissement du prisonnier.

      1786 - Manuscrit in-folio réglé (22 x 32,5 cm) de (2)-162 pp., quelques feuillets laissés vierges, vélin sur ais de bois (reliure de l?époque). Titre manuscrit sur le plat supérieur à l'encre du temps : Journal du Comte de Sanois sortant de la Maison de force de Charenton où il a été détenu au secret depuis le 4. may 1785 jusqu'au 25 janvier 1786. Premier cahier. Mémoire dicté à Besançon (suivi sur le dos, en long :) Journal manuscrit du comte de Sanois May 1786 7bre 1787. Mémoire autographe du comte de Sanois resté manuscrit déposé une première fois en captivité à Charenton au mois de septembre 1785 - revu et corrigé par ses soins l'année suivante, suite à son élargissement. Précieux exemplaire de travail, biffé, raturé et complété du comte de Sanois qui entreprit de relater toute l'affaire sous le titre Journal du Comte de Sanois. Jean François Joseph de La Motte-Geffrard, comte de Sanois (1723-1799), était aide-major des Gardes françaises et chevalier de l?ordre de Saint-Louis. Accusé de dilapidation et de banqueroute frauduleuse, il fut interné à Charenton en vertu d'une lettre de cachet demandée par sa famille. Libéré au mois de janvier 1786, il engage une procédure après avoir muri sa défense en détention. Son avocat, Pierre-Louis de Lacretelle, publia en 1786 un Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois sortant de Charenton, où il a été détenu pendant neuf mois, contre ses accusateurs - et dénonce l'usage fait de la lettre de cachet. C'est sa première justification dans cette affaire qui va bientôt enflammer l'opinion publique, dictée deux jours durant en captivité au mois de mai 1785 qu'il titre plus tard Relation de mes malheurs ou m?a (sic) confession générale et découpe en chapitres : Accusations. Audite alteram partem. Repliques aux accusations. Refus de legs dans des testaments. Conduite de ma fille à mon égard. Conduite de ma fille dans la circonstance de son mariage. Lettre écrite par Mr. De Sanois à Madame de G*** des H*** la douairière le 9 juin 1785. Ma bienfaisance envers mes frères cadets paiée d'ingratitude par deux de ces frères. Procès de moine René Rivière et du Sieur de Ponty. Caractère de ma femme. Conduite de Madame de Sanois en certaines circonstances. Détails concernant mon mariage. Ma retraite du service. Habitation au Château de la Houssaye près Chaumont en Vexin. Superbe trait de bienfaisance d'humainté et générosité de Mad. de Sanois. Autre belle action de Mad. de Sanois. Procès de M. le Président du Mazy. Vente de la terre du Boiscornillé en Bretagne. Mont de Piété. Avances exigées des fermiers. Nouvelles calomnies dont j'ai été informé par les Sr Des Brugnières. Argent pris chez les Régisseurs de Sanois. Emprunts divers. Acquisition des Terres d'Isle et de Vignely, évêché de Meaux. Mariage du Comte de Courcy. Mariage de Mr le vicomte de Goyon. Démarche pour travailler à ramener ma femme. Frais de la saisie de ma personne et de ma translation. Inquiétudes sur la longueur de ma captivité. Tableau de ma situation au 4e may 1785 jour que j'ai été arresté à Lausanne. Réserve et protestation de mes pouvoirs en temps et lieu contre les auteurs fauteurs et complices de ma détention illégale. « Le 21 7bre 1785 à Charenton j'ai remis ce mémoire à M. Gilbert-Devoisin président de la Chambre des Vacations du Parlement de Paris dans le paquet couvert en toile grise - adressé à M de P*** conseiller au Parlement. A Charenton 21 7bre 1785. De Sanois. » Lacretelle : « Que les choses étaient en cet état (sans que le Comte de Sanois en eût aucune connaissance) lorsque le 21 septembre il reçut la visite de MM. les Commissaires de la Chambre des Vacations, auxquels il présenta sa requête, & différents papiers qu'il a depuis retrouvés au greffe de la Cour lors de son élargissement. » (Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois défendeur à la demande en séparation de biens formée contre lui à la requête de la comtesse de Sanois, son épouse. p. 32) C'est le jeune avocat Pierre-Louis Lacretelle qui se chargea de la défense de Sanois et porta l' [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere landen [.]. Including: Schutte, Rutger. Verhandelingen over de reize der Israëlieten in de woestijne, en eenige bijzonderheden van Jerusalem en deszelfs omtrek. - Bladwijzer der schriftuur-plaatsen [.].

      Utrecht, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Gijsbert Tieme and Abraham van Paddenburg; Jacobus Bosch and Reinier Arrenberg; Martinus de Bruyn, 1776-1786. - 3 volumes (in 6 parts) bound as 6. 4to. XXXVI, 219, [1 blank], [11], 224-491, [1 blank]; [12], 262, [2 blank], VIII, [3], 268-376, 397-519, [1 blank]; VIII, 262, [2 blank], VIII, [3], 268-403, [1 blank]; [4], 115, [1], 124 pp. With 205 engraved folding plates (irregularly numbered I-CIII), including maps, plans, views and other illustrations, depicting temples, antiquities, plants, animals, etc. Contemporary half calf, gold fillets and two title-labels on spines, sprinkled paper sides. First edition of the Dutch translation of Pococke's celebrated monograph on the Near and Middle East, praised by Gibbon as a work of "superior learning and dignity" (Decline and Fall, ch. 11, n. 69). This Dutch edition was augmented with 27 plates, an essay by the minister Rutger Schutte on the travels of the Israelites, and a index to Biblical locations found in the main work. - "Pococke travelled extensively in Europe from 1733-36 and continued on to the Levant, reaching Alexandria in September 1737. He remained three years in the Eastern Mediterranean, visiting Egypt, Palestine, Asia Minor and Greece. His book describes these journeys but not necessarily in chronological order. The plates of antiquities are after drawings by Pococke himself . Pococke achieved a great reputation with this publication; the work was very popular during his lifetime and was praised by Gibbon" (Blackmer). "The quality and particularly the earliness of his observations and their record in prose, maps, and diagrams make him one of the most important near eastern travellers, ranking with Frederik Ludvig Norden and Carsten Niebuhr, in stimulating an Egyptian revival in European art and architecture, and recording much that has subsequently been lost" (ODNB). - A couple plates in the last volume slightly browned and a few spots on the first few leaves of the first volume, otherwise a very good copy, with the leaves nearly untrimmed. The bindings somewhat rubbed along the extremities (primarily the spines), but otherwise good. Cox I, p. 224; Tiele, Bibl. 869; cf. Blackmer 1323 (English ed.); for the author: Baigent, "Pococke, Richard (1704-1765"; in: ODNB (online ed.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The poetical works

      Glasgow: "printed by Andrew Foulis, printer to the University". 1786. "Folio, pp. [2], xii, 388, [4] subscriber list (among whom Edmund Burke and Adam Smith); contemporary full speckled calf, red morocco label on spine; a fine copy. Engraved bookplate of Emo Park Library. Foulis's handsome folio edition of the poems of Thomas Parnell (1679-1718). Parnell's poems were only first published after his death by Pope in 1721, who prefaced them with a dedicatory poem to the Earl of Oxford, which also appears in this edition. Also with a brief Life of Parnell. Gaskell 681."

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        Some particulars concerning the Life and Character of Captain Cook. (UND:) Narrative of the death of Captain James Cook. - In: The European Magazine and London Review. Vol. 9.

      London, J. Sewell 1786.Mit gest. Titel und 14 gest. Tafeln. 3 Bll., 474 S., 6 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. Der erste Beitrag auf den SS. 321 - 323, der zweite 427 - 429. - Vorarbeit des ebenfalls 1786 erschienenen Werkes "A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook. To which are added some Particulars, concerning his Life and Character. and Observations respecting the Introduction of the Venereal Disease into the Sandwich Islands", dem "Holy Grail" der Literatur über James Cook. - Etwas berieben und beschabt. Gutes Exemplar. Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis. Bücher en

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        Six letters to a friend, on the establishment of Sunday schools.

      London: T. Becket. MDCCLXXXVI [1786]. 12mo., viii + 87 + (1)pp., recently bound in marbled boards, spine lettered. A very good copy. First edition: rare. (Copies located by COPAC, ESTC & OCLC at 6 libraries worldwide: BL + NLS + Bodleian + Cambridge + Huntington + Kansas). The 1780s was, of course, a decade in which the idea of providing Christian education for working class children in Sunday schools burgeoned and actually translated into practice. The movement was mostly promoted by dissenters, including such people as Hannah Ball (High Wycombe), and William King (Dursley). But it was Thomas Raikes of Gloucester and the Anglican curate, Thomas Stock, who together inspired the movement most effectively. And it was adopted enthusiastically also by John Wesley and by the Baptist William Fox. By 1786 it was unstoppable and in that year Fox formed the Sunday School Society. Philip Parsons (1729-1812) was himself a Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster. Born at Dedham in Essex, he was educated at Lavenham grammar school in Suffolk. In 1761 he was presented to the perpetual curacy of Wye in Kent and it was there that he ran a school until his death. His Six Letters> are all addressed to his friend, Jonas Hanway, 'the friend of the public, [and] the avowed and generous patron of the poor'. In the first 'Letter', dated Wye, Sept. 17, 1785, he writes to Hanway: 'You ask my opinion of the new institution which seems to spread rapidly in many parts of England. - A pleasing fact will assure you of my approbation, when I inform you that I have been so happy as to have established a Sunday School in this place .....'.

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        Benton 301-306]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera I Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]

      Longman and Broderip [1786], London - "The enormous popularity of Pleyel’s music during his lifetime is reflected in the testimony of contemporary journals and of early writers like Gerber and Fétis. The small town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, then still a whaling port, formed a Pleyel Society in 1822 ‘to chasten the taste of auditors’, according to a newspaper announcement. The most telling evidence of the appeal of his music lies in the thousands of manuscript copies that filled the shelves of archives, libraries, churches, castles and private homes and in the thousands of editions produced in Europe and North America. In quality the works vary greatly, although most show considerable facility and a thorough technical grounding. The earlier works in particular display thematic originality and ingenious developments that make them fresh and attractive. After about 1792 his talent seems to have diminished; his inventiveness waned and he occasionally succumbed to routine procedures." Rita Benton in Grove M.O. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 16 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-14 pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. "J. Ames" in pencil to upper right corner of title of Violino secondo and Viola parts. Address, "Dogflud, Farnham, Surrey," and image of a dog embossed to upper right corner of title and front endpaper of Violino primo and Violoncello parts. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3018. BUC p. 794. RISM P3120 (also includes later issue [Benton 3019]; 1 complete copy only in the U.S., at the University of Iowa). With:PLEYEL [Benton 313-318]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera II[I]. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-31, [i] ([publisher's catalogue) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank), 7-26 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-20 pp. Engraved.Crease to first leaf of Violino primo part. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3126. BUC p. 795. RISM P3160 (4 copies in North America).With:PLEYEL[Benton 319-324]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera VI. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-18 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-16 pp. Engraved. Early owner's signature, "J. Ames," in ink to upper right corner of title of all parts. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3153. BUC p. 795. RISM P3175 (1 complete copy only in the U.S., at UCLA). With:PLEYEL[Benton 346-351]. A Seventh Set of Six Quartets for Two Violins Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Price 10s 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1789]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2- 4, [i] (blank), 6-24 pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-20, [i] (blank), 22-24 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-9, [i] (blank), 11-16, [i] (blank), 18-20, [i] (blank), 22-24 pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-16, [i] (blank), 18-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. An early edition, published one year after the first. Benton 3410. BUC p. 796. RISM P3302 (2 complete copies in the U.S., at Columbia University and the Eastman School of Music). With:PLEYEL[Benton 353-355]. Three Quartetts, for Two Violins, Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Composed & Dedicated to His Majesty the King of Naples. Being the 8th Sett of Quartetts. Book I. Price 7s. 6. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip [PN 235], [1791]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (bla [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Johann Georg Sulzers Theorie und Praktik der Beredsamkeit. Herausgegeben von Albrecht Kirchmayer, Lehrer der Redekunst auf dem Kurfürstl. Schulhause zu München.

      München, Bey Joseph Lentner, Buchhändler 1786. - 2 Teile in 1 Band (cpl.). 8°. 6 Bll., 256+4 Bll., 184 SS. Gest. Front. von Weissenhahn (mit Abklatschen des Titels in der Darstellung, im Aussensteg etwas braunfleckig, ausserh. Darstellung), einige gest. Vignetten u. etwas Buchschmuck. Ldr. d.Zt. (min. berieben u. bestossen) mit vergold. Rückentitel u. -Dekor, schöne Vorsätze in buntem Pariser Marmor, alls. Rotschnitt. Erste (einzige Original-) Ausgabe. Seiten unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig (Vorsätze u. äusserste Lagen mehr), untere Ecke der hintersten Lage mit stärkerem Braunfleck (ausserh. Text). Alters- u. Lagerungs-, wenig eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft sehr ordentliches u. gepflegtes Exemplar. Nicht in VD 18. Vgl. auch ZVDD. ? Teil I, Theorie und Praxis, ist unterteilt in 75 Paragraphen und enthält die theoretische Einleitung, die rednerische Erfindung und Anordnung, sowie den rednerischen Ausdruck und Vortrag. Teil II enthält als illustratives Material 22 Briefe Sulzers, 11 Beschreibungen und Erzählungen, 5 Philosophische Aufsätze, und abschliessend unter dem Titel ?Reden? eine ausführliche ?Lobrede auf Herrn Sulzer? mit zahlreichen historisch-biographischen Angaben (pp. 158?184), ?welche Herr Formey, beständiger Sekretär der königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin, bey öffentlicher Versammlung den 3. Jun. 1779 abgelesen hat.? (Anmerkung p. 158). ?? Johann Georg Sulzer (Winterthur 1720? 27.2.1779 Berlin), ref., von Winterthur. Sulzer schloss seine Studien am Carolinum in Zürich, u.a. bei Johann Jakob Bodmer und Johann Jakob Breitinger, 1739 mit der Ordination ab. Daneben nahm er naturwissenschaftlichen Privatunterricht bei Johannes Gessner. U.v.a. 1742 Hauslehrer auf Schloss Widen an der Thur und 1743-47 in Magdeburg. 1747?1763 Professor der Mathematik am Joachimsthalschen Gymnasium in Berlin, 1765 Prof. der Philosophie an der neu errichteten Ritterakademie, ab 1776 Direktor der philosophischen Klasse der Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin [.]. Sulzer gehörte zu den schweizerischen Wissenschaftlern, die von König Friedrich II. [d. Gr.] sehr geschätzt wurden. Nach langjähriger Vorarbeit erschien 1771 und 1774 sein Hauptwerk, die ?Allg[emeine] Theorie der schönen Künste? Dieses Lexikon ästhetischer Begriffe fand [.] grosse Verbreitung und begründete Sulzers Stellung als Hauptvertreter der deutschen Ästhetik der 2. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die Aufgabe der Kunst besteht nach Sulzer in der möglichst ?lebhaften Rührung der Gemüther? und der ?Erhöhung des Geistes und Herzens? Sie bilde in uns eine ?verfeinerte Sinnlichkeit?, die aber unter der ?Führung der Vernunft? stehen müsse, um nicht in Fanatismus oder Weichlichkeit auszuarten. Wegen seiner universalen Interessen, seines Strebens nach Glück und Harmonie sowie seines liebenswürdigen Wesens wurde Sulzer von seinen Zeitgenossen ?der Weltweise? genannt. (H. Steinke, in: HLS). Ueberweg (3, 12. Aufl. 1924) bescheinigt Sulzers Ansatz eine ?starke Wirkung auf psychologischem und vor allem auch ästhetischem Gebiet [.], [.] und gesteht der Psychologie eine derartig umfassende Bedeutung in der Philosophie zu, dass er geradezu als Vertreter eines Psychologismus gelten kann. Dabei knüpft er vornehmlich an Leibnitz an [.].? ( p. 483 f.). Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joseph. Quatrième édition.

      Paris de l'imprimerie Didot l'aîné 1786 - In-8, 382 pp., 1 f., 1 frontispice et 9 gravures H.T. Reliure plein maroquin rouge époque, dos lisse richement orné de fleurons et petits fers dans un encadrement de filets dorés, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, dentelle dorée sur les coupes et en encadrement intérieur, tranches dorées, gardes de papier bleu.Ex libris Henri Bonnasse. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait en frontipisce d'après Cochin gravé par St-Aubin et 9 gravures H.T. d'après Marillier gravées par Née. Cohen 153. (des cahiers plus brunis que d'autres). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vie (La) de Voltaire

      s.t., Génève 1786 - 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 d inchiostro e ingialliture sparse. Esemplare modesto, appartenuto a Beaumarchais (vedi scritta sulla carta di guardia anteriore fissa). Edizione originale, molto rara. Barbier, IV, 1018. 8vo (cm. 19), 280 pp. con una piccola testatina incisa in rame. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Untitled Decorative Plate]

      [London], 1786. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition apart from light foxing in the margins. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature...", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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        ALLGEMEINES GESANGBUCH

      auf Königlichen Allergnädigsten Befehl zum öffentlichen und häuslichen Gebrauche in den Gemeinen des Herzogthumes Schleswig, des Herzogthums Hollstein, der Herrschaft Pinneberg, der Stadt Altona, und der Grafschaft Ranzau gewidmet und mit Königlichem Allerhöchsten Privilegio herausgegeben. Altona: trykt på Christian 7.'s kongelige privilegium 1786. [20] + 1008 + [28] s. Indbundet med helt ciceleret guldsnit i smukt dekoreret pergament med 2 overdådige beslag af forgyldt sølv med filigrandekoration og monogrammer. Format: 17 x 12 x 5 cm. I usædvanlig god stand.Well-preserved copy of the German song and psalm book, also called 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch' for the Danish dukedoms Schleswig, Hollstein etc., bound with gauffered edges in beautiful decorated vellum and with two magnificent lavish gilt silver clasps with filigree decoration and monograms.. Også kaldet 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch'.Lauritz skriver 'Nederste beslag nålepunslet med årstal 1788'

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        La Ninfomania o sia Il furore Uterino

      BIENVILLE - 8vo; contemporary half-calf, label with gilt title on spine; XVI, 143, (1) pp. Some foxing, but a good copy.FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN (reprinted in 1786, "89, and "92) of the first monographic treatise on nymphomania, first published in French at Amsterdam in 1771."Called also 'metromania' and defined as a melancholy delirium , the cause of which is in the vice of the matrix. Starting with "immoderate cupidity' when "they perpetually dishonour themselves in secret by habitual pollutions', it ended in "confirmed madness'" (Hunter e McAlpine, p. 349).Bienville was active as physician in France and in the Netherlands.Blake, p. 47; Wellcome, II, p. 165; J. D. T. de Bienville, La ninfomania, ovvero Il furore uterino, A.G. Michler e S. Vegetti Finzi, eds., Venezia, 1986. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptiones quorundam Capensium Insectorum.

      - Erlangen, W. Walther, 1786. 4to (242 x 185mm). pp. 40, with 2 hand-coloured engraved plates, depicting 32 insects. Recent half cloth, spine with gilt lettered label. The earliest illustrated work on the insects of South Africa. The beautifully handcoloured plates were engraved by J.C. Bock after J. Melling. Title-page with paper repair in the upper margin, not affecting the text. A scarce work.Nissen ZBI, 4483; South African Bibliography IV, 834 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire. Par plusieurs officiers du Corps Royal du Génie. Paris, Nyon, 1786. 2 Bll., 290 S., 1 Bl. Mit 16 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln. 4°. Ldr. d. Zt. mit gold- und blindgepr. Deckelfileten sowie goldgepr. RTitel (Ecken u. Kanten etw. bestoßen).

       1786 Poggendorff I, 783.- Erste Ausgabe.- Streitschriften des Generals Fourcroy de Ramecourt und des Ingenieur-Majors Grenier gegen das Werk des französischen Generals Marquis de Montalembert \'La fortification perpendiculaire\' über Befestigungsbau. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Traité sur la cavallerie. Band 1 (von 2). Mit einer gestochenen, allegorischen Titelvignette (von C.G. Nestler), sowie 58 Abbildungen auf 36 Kupfern [Text Französisch].

      Dresden: Brüder Walther 1786. Titelei, 5 Blatt, 168 Seiten, Tafelteil. Halbleder der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschild, marmoriertem Bezugspapier und allseitigem Rotschnitt, Groß-Oktav. (etwas bestossen und berieben, alter Namenseintrag, dezent wellig, wenig gebräunt, kaum braunfleckig, insgesamt recht gut erhalten) Zweite (französischsprachige) Ausgabe, nach der ersten (deutschsprachigen) von 1780. Der Autor (1726-1788) war sächsischer Feldmarschall und Generalinspekteur der leichten Kavallerie. Er war bei preussischen Truppen ausgebildet worden und bezeichnete sich selber als Schüler des preußischen Kavallerie-Generals Friedrich-Wilhelm von Seydlitz. Mit allen Kupfern (34 Blatt, dazu zwei mit \"b\" bezeichnetet Kupfer, also insgesamt 36) mit zusammen 58 Abbildungen (auch darunter vier mit \"a\" resp. \"b\" bezeichnete\"). Die Kupfer zeigen Pferde bei verschiedenen Reitübungen, teils einzeln, teils in Formation. Anfangs handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag \"Oberst Fürst Lobkowitz\", sicherlich ein Mitglied der berühmten und weitverzweigten Familie. - Jähns p. 2655 f. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Fremdsprachen;Französisch;Bibliophilie;Illustrierte Bücher;Geschichte;Militaria;Naturwissenschaften;Biologie;Naturkunde;Pferde;Hippologie]

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        Traité de la caracte avec des observations qui provent la nécessité d' inciser la cornée transparente et la capsule du crystallin d' une manière diverse, selon les différentes espèces de caractes.

      P. J. Duplain 1786 Traité de la caracte avec des observations qui provent la nécessité d' inciser la cornée transparente et la capsule du crystallin d' une manière diverse, selon les différentes espèces de caractes. Wenzel, Jakob de. Paris, P. J. Duplain, 1786. In - 8°, m. pelle coeva (un po' logora). xii, 224, (2) pp. con una grande tavola incisa in rame ripiegata f.t. Edizione originale. Hirsch, V, p. 900. Norton, Source book of ophthalmology, 2501. Becker Collection, 416: >.

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        Unterhaltende Naturwunder. Aeolus-Höhlen, Donnerdämpfe, Entzündbares-Gewässer, Wunderbare Salz-Vorräthe der Natur, Erdbrände, griechisches Feuer, Stromboli, Prudelgewässer. - (Bd. 2 mit dem Titel:) Klingende und brüllende Höhlen, brennende und feyerspeinde Hölen, Feuer-Typhon oder Flammen-Wirbel, Luftquellen, Auswürfe aus Eisspalten oder Gletscher, Explosionen, Plunder-Wunder. Nach dessen Tode mit Anmerkungen vermehrt und mit einer Biographie des Autors herausgegeben von Johann Christian Wiegleb.

      Erfurt, Keyser 1786 - 1788.. 2 Bände. 6 Bll., 395 S.; 192 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenverg. Berieben, insgesamt ganz gutes Exemplar.

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

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

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        1786 Psalter - Isaiah Thomas - First Worcester Edition

      Hardcover. Good. 1786 Psalter Philadelphia: Isaiah Thomas - First Worcester Edition! Josiah Hayden (Several Owner's Inscriptions, one dated 1788).

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        Beytrag zur neuesten Geschichte des Freymaurerordens in neun Gesprächen mit Erlaubniß meiner Obern herausgegeben.

      Berlin (d. i. Frankfurt, Andreä), 1786.5 Bll., 182 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Wolfstieg 5556; Kloss 500; Beyer 606; Lenning I, 548. - Nicht bei Goedeke. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Knigge gelingt es hier, die verwickelte Geschichte der Freimaurerei im 18. Jahrhundert auf prägnante Art darzustellen. Bei der Erwähnung der Illuminaten nutzt er die Gelegenheit zu einer Selbstdarstellung" (Kat. Wolfenbüttel 199). - Etwas berieben. Tls. an den Rändern braunfleckig. Bücher de

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        Traité des Bandages herniaires ; Dans lequel on trouve, indépendamment des Bandages ordinaires, des machines propres à remédier aux chûtes de la matrice & du rectum, à servir de récipient dans le cas d'anus artificiel, d'incontinence d'urine, &c. &c.

      Chez Belin ; chez Hardouin & Gattey ; chez l'auteur, à Paris, Paris 1786 - XXXIV + 238 pages. « L'ouvrage que j'offre au Public, est le fruit de mes veilles & de mon expérience ; depuis 40 ans je m'occupe essentiellement, & sans relâche, de la perfection de ces instruments (bandages herniaires) ». Juville, chirurgien herniaire, présente ici un ouvrage majeure, il fournissait les hôpitaux des armées, a voyagé à l'étranger, étudié et amélioré des techniques, des instruments dans cette spécialité. Il nous présente dans le 1er chapitre un précis historique des bandages (herniaires). Quatorze planches en couleurs à déplier, en fin de volume, commentées et expliquées dans le chapitre III. Sieur Juville précise que toutes les gravures de ces planches représentent les objets réduits de moitié. Table des matières dans un ordre alphabétique. Couverture rigide, habillée de cuir, dorures, dos à 5 nerfs avec titre, tranches dorées. Etat : Bon état, état d'ancienneté. Couverture frottée, petites désagrégations de matière, coins peu émoussés. Frontispice avec 2 annotations. Intérieur avec, ici ou là, petites taches, ombres. Une ou deux déchirures sans gravité. Certaines feuilles des pages sont dans un papier plus fin que la majorité des autres pages et présentent un brunissement assez prononcé, par rapport à un jaunissement plus standard des autres feuilles. Les planches sont aussi dans un bon état, mais présentent quelques oxydations et ombres et sont bien sûr défraîchies. 20 x 13 x 3.5 cm 495g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALLGEMEINES GESANGBUCH,

      1786 1786 - auf Königlichen Allergnädigsten Befehl zum öffentlichen und häuslichen Gebrauche in den Gemeinen des Herzogthumes Schleswig, des Herzogthums Hollstein, der Herrschaft Pinneberg, der Stadt Altona, und der Grafschaft Ranzau gewidmet und mit Königlichem Allerhöchsten Privilegio herausgegeben. Altona: trykt på Christian 7.'s kongelige privilegium 1786. [20] + 1008 + [28] s. Indbundet med helt ciceleret guldsnit i smukt dekoreret pergament med 2 overdådige beslag af forgyldt sølv med filigrandekoration og monogrammer. Format: 17 x 12 x 5 cm. I usædvanlig god stand.Well-preserved copy of the German song and psalm book, also called 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch' for the Danish dukedoms Schleswig, Hollstein etc., bound with gauffered edges in beautiful decorated vellum and with two magnificent lavish gilt silver clasps with filigree decoration and monograms. * Også kaldet 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch'.Lauritz skriver 'Nederste beslag nålepunslet med årstal 1788' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire héroïque et universelle de la noblesse de Provence ; avec huit grandes cartes armoriales.

      Avignon, François Seguin, 1776-1786, - 3 vol. in-4, [3] ff. n. ch. (titre et dédicace), XIV-549, [2]-602 et VIII-352 pp., avec un titre-frontispice gravé et 9 grandes planches d'armoiries dépliantes (dont une seule pour le Supplément), basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise et bouteille, encadrement de double filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges [volumes I & II] ; demi-basane bouteille du XIXe siècle, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, tranches mouchetées [volume III], (reliure de l'époque). Dos frottés, coiffes et coins un peu abîmés. Deuxième édition (ou plutôt deuxième tirage) pour les deux premiers volumes, qui constituent le corps de texte, et étaient d'abord parus en 1757-1759 (s'étant mal vendus, il fallut les remettre en circulation avec un nouveau titre et quelques corrections mineures) ; de même pour le Supplément (volume III), qui avait connu une première sortie sans date et comprenant 206 pp. Manque le second Supplément, paru ultérieurement à une date indéterminée, mais sans doute en 1787, et qui est de toute rareté. Il existe un véritable mystère autour de l'identité précise de cet Artefeuil, qui signe la dédicace aux syndics et commissaires de la noblesse de Provence (volume I) : pour Achard et Desessarts, il s'agit d'une personne physique réelle (mais il n'y en a aucune trace par ailleurs) ; pour Lenglet-Dufresnoy, ce n'est que le pseudonyme d'un certain La Touloubre, qui fut confondu par Guigard avec le juriste Ventre de La Touloubre (mort en 1767 .) ; pour Roux-Alphéran, Artefeuil est le pseudonyme collectif de deux magistrats provençaux, Pierre-Joseph-Laurent de Gaillard-Longjumeau (1709-1766) et Louis-Charles-Marie d'Arnaud (1724-1784). On lira avec intérêt la discussion de Roman d'Amat sur cette question (dans le Dictionnaire de biographie française). Saffroy II, 32853 et 32854. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque du château de Dampierre (ducs de Luynes), avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Delle assicurazioni marittime. Trattato.

      Nella Stamperia Bonducciana,, In Firenze, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité philosophique et politique sur le luxe. Tome premier (e Tome second)

      chez Barrois, Paris 1786 - Legature coeve in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi, titoli e numerazione in oro su doppio tassello di diverso colore ai ds. Tracce di usura agli angoli e alle cuffie. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con minimo restauro ad un margine. Nel complesso ottimo esemplare di un opera rara. Edizione originale. Goldsmith, n. 13144. 12mo (cm. 17), 2 Voll., 2 cc.nn., 488 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 508 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ab 1786: "Intelligenzblatt"). Jg. 1785 - 1788 in einem Band. Hrsg. u. red. von Johann Peter Eichhoff (Jan.-Juli 1785 u. Mai 1787ff.) u. Bernhard Constantin v. Schönebeck (Juli 1785 - April 1787). Bonn, "gedruckt in der Kurfürstl. Hofbuchdruckerey bey J.F. Abshoven (später: "und Erben Rommerskirchen"), 1785-88. Kl.-4to. (ca. 20 : 16,5 cm). 104 (statt 106) nn. S.; 208 (statt 216) S.; 204 (statt 208) S.; 200 (statt 208) S. Pappband aus dem letzten Drittel des 20. Jhdts.) mit Marmorpapierbezug; Gelenke gering beschabt.

      - (ab 1786: "Intelligenzblatt"). Jg. 1785 - 1788 in einem Band. Hrsg. u. red. von Johann Peter Eichhoff (Jan.-Juli 1785 u. Mai 1787ff.) u. Bernhard Constantin v. Schönebeck (Juli 1785 - April 1787). Bonn, "gedruckt in der Kurfürstl. Hofbuchdruckerey bey J.F. Abshoven (später: "und Erben Rommerskirchen"), 1785-88. Kl.-4to. (ca. 20 : 16,5 cm). 104 (statt 106) nn. S.; 208 (statt 216) S.; 204 (statt 208) S.; 200 (statt 208) S. Pappband aus dem letzten Drittel des 20. Jhdts.) mit Marmorpapierbezug; Gelenke gering beschabt. Die ersten vier Jahrgänge der nach 10 Jahren Unterbrechung erschienenen neuen Folge in einem nahezu vollständigen (es fehlen lediglich 6 Nummern) Exemplar; selten (nicht bei Kirchner u. Diesch). Herausgeber und Redakteur der Zeitschrift war der bedeutende aufklärerische Publizist Johann Peter Eichhoff (1755-1825), der sich während einer längeren Abwesenheit von 1785 bis Mai 1787 durch seinen Schwager, den Arzt und Philosophen Bernhard Constantin v. Schönebeck (1760-1835) vertreten ließ. In seinen wöchentlich dienstags erscheinenden Nummern zu jeweils 4 Seiten veröffentlichte das "Bönnische Intelligenzblatt" amtliche Nachrichten (kurkölnische Edikte, gerichtliche Ladungen usw.), notierte Heiraten, Geburten u. Todesfälle, die Preise der wichtigsten Lebensmittel, die Abfahrtszeiten des "Marktschiffs" und der Postkutschen, vermeldete in Bonn eingetroffene Persönlichkeiten, politische Ereignisse, Stellenbesetzungen etc. Desweiteren sind zahlreiche Anzeigen von Immobilien-, Bücher- oder sonstigen Verkäufen, Dienstleistungen, Darbietungen (u.a. Feuerwerk) enthalten. Längere Beiträge sind teilweise Übernahmen aus anderen Zeitungen oder Zusammenfassungen aus neu erschienenen Büchern. Hier wird ein gewisser Wert auf "Nützlichkeit" und Fortbildung des geschätzten Publikums gelegt. - Durchgängiger, meist nur leicht gebräunter Wasserrand. Es fehlt in Jahrgang 1785, der noch keine Seitenzählung hat, das erste Blatt von Heft Nr. 15. In Jg. 1786 fehlen die Nrn. 17 (S.73-76) u. 32 (S.133-136) u. bei S. 11/12 ist ein großer Eckabriss mit Klarsichtklebeband "repariert" worden (Klebeband entfernt, aber Verfärbung durch Kleberspuren). In Jg. 1787 fehlt Nr. 42 (S.165-168) und in Jg. 1788 die Nrn. 40 (S.157-160) u. 44 (S. 173-176). Gutes Exemplar in einem einfachen, aber angemessenen neueren Einband. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BAIREI SHINSHO: A NEW TREATISE ON LEPROSY & SYPHILIS.

      [Edo 1786, Suharaya]. Buff stiched wrs., title slips, 2 vol.. set, minor cover discoloration, [33+22] double folded leaves. woodblock printed on hand-made paper, 18 x 26 cm.,couple of. small old worm holes, else clean, very good. QUITE R A R E. AN EARLY ILLUSTRATED JAPANESE PHYSICANS REFERENCE BOOK Originally issued in 1786. Katakura [1750-1822] was a cele- brated Japanese physician and Rangakusha. This famous work covers both serious diseases known to the Japanese. Syphilis was treated in Japan & China with mercury. It was brought to Japan from China by Portuguese sailors sometime during the latter part of the 16th century, localized epidemics having been recorded in 1512, and 1569 and in 1630. * The illustrations in this work show a Chinese physician inserting iron medical instruments into a charcoal brazier while his assistant fans the fire. Other metal rods are on the floor, a second illustration page shows close ups of three other metal instruments for cauterization of the infected areas...surely painful but a most primitive and ef- fective treatment. Also covers contagious diseases. * A most early and valuable resource on the subject. This monograph is exceptionally RARE and seldom found on the market. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: G. Mestler:A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS, page 132-3 for more details on this book & the subject in general and some early illustrations. * Whitney: NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN, p.432, item #881. * Scans can be sent upon request. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Arte de reposteria, en que se contiene todo gènero de hacer dulces secos, y en lìquido, vizcochos, turrones, natas: Bebidas heladas de todos generos, rosolis, mistelas, &c. con una breve instruccion para conocer las frutas, y servirlas crudas.

      Madrid: Josef Herrera 4to. [2] ff., 208 pp.. 1786 Fourth edition, following the first of 1747, of a classic Spanish cookbook primarily dedicated to sweets of all kinds, including fruits and their preparation. Mata was dessert chef to Philip V and Ferdinand VI of Spain, and provides recipes for numerous extravagant concoctions in this, "the earliest treatise on the art of confectionery published in Spanish" (Harrison). Contemporary vellum, spine with early inked title; some light staining to vellum, text block separated from and loose in binding. Pages stained, with early bracketing and marks of emphasis in red and blue pencil throughout; clearly, a copy that saw kitchen use! Floral sketch dated 1883 laid in. Now safely housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case with marbled paper?-covered sides.

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        Voltaire's Denkwürdigkeiten der Natur

      In der Dipoldischen Buchhandlung, Berlin und Leipzig 1786 - Mit gest. Titelvign. von Assner nach Lachenbaur. 4 Bl., 180 S. Marm. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. Ob. Kap. mit kl. Ausriss, Rckn. mit kl. Wurmspuren, best. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Fromm 27 158 (nennt als Verlag Lindauer in München). Hayn.-G. VIII, 249: "Rar!" Die hübsche Vignette zeigt einen Naturforscher des 18. jhdts. am erleuchteten Arbeitstisch mit Bücherregal, Präparaten und Mikroskop. Orig.Titel: Les Singularités De La Nature. VD18 10720006. Sehr selten im Handel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook. To which are added some Particulars, concerning his Life and Character. And Observations respecting the Introduction of the Venereal Disease into the Sandwich Islands

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1786. In excellent condition.. Quarto, [iv], 34 pp.; a fine and particularly large copy, edges uncut, in a good modern binding of red calf. Exceptionally rare: one of the most elusive and difficult of all Cook-related pieces to acquire. Samwell's account of Cook's death, of tremendous importance for its detailed narrative of the events at Kealakekua Bay, is also one of the earliest books on Hawaii, preceded only by the official account and the handful of unofficial accounts of Cook's third voyage. Of all the early books on Cook's third voyage, it ranks with the German edition of Zimmermann's narrative Reise um die Welt (1781) and Shaw's tapa cloth collection, the Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth (1787), as among the rarest and most significant eighteenth-century publications.'Apart from its rarity, this pamphlet is of the greatest importance, since it fills in gaps, e.g., as to the responsibility for Cook's death, which are suppressed in the official account. Samwell's estimate of Cook's character, coming as it did from an educated man who knew him well, needs to be read alongside that of King in the official account to get a true picture of Cook as he appeared to those under his command...' (Holmes). Indeed, as Samwell's own preface stated, the work was issued in large part to temper the picture of Cook as created in King's official version, where it was implied that Cook's hasty temper may have been the decisive factor in his death.Samwell sailed as surgeon's mate on the Resolution, but became surgeon on the Discovery in mid-1778. His frank and reliable eye-witness account remains the basis of our knowledge of the events at Kealakekua Bay, particularly since the visual record is so muddled by myth-making aspects. As a surgeon he was also well placed to make the observations that appear here about venereal disease in the islands, although his conclusion that the disease had been indigenous before Cook's visit is recognised to be doubtful.Only two editions (this and the French one) of Samwell's narrative were published, unlike most of the other third voyage accounts which appeared in numerous European, Russian or Scandinavian editions as well as Irish, and even American, piracies.Samwell's account was tremendously influential, particularly because it provided the backbone for Kippis in his later Life of Cook (1788) and Biographia Britannica (1789). Samwell's book was not reprinted until David Magee republished the text in 1957 (Captain Cook and Hawaii), with an introduction by the Cook bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes who noted that 'The fullest, most detailed and most objective [account of Cook's death] is that by David Samwell, which is here reprinted. Such a reprint is certainly called for. In its original form it is of great rarity and correspondingly expensive...'. The catalogue of the Hill Collection notes of their copy (acquired at the Streeter sale in 1969) that 'this exceedingly rare work may perhaps be considered the highlight of a Cook collection'.

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        Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise

      Pierre Beaume, Nîmes 1786 - 2 vol. in-4 (258 x 200 mm), 2 ff. n. ch., vi pp., 1 f. n. ch., 683 pp.,40 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., 671 pp., 23 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre blonde, et de tomaison noire, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Un format plus maniable. Cette édition in-4, sur trois colonnes, reprend dans un format plus petit la dernière édition officielle de l'Académie parue en 1762. Les éditions de l'Académie avaient toutes été publiées jusqu'alors en format in-folio. Mais l'édition suivante, qui parut en 1798, fut éditée dans le double format in-folio et in-4. Cette édition de Pierre Beaume fut éditée avec grand soin. Elle contient en plus un "Supplément contenant les mots, adoptés par l'usage, qui ne se trouvent point dans le Dictionnaire de l'Académie, extraits d'un ouvrage imprimé chez l'étranger, en l'année 1786". Très bon exemplaire en reliure du temps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ökonomisch-kameralistische Schriften.

      Joh. Gottfr. Müllersche Buchhdlg.,, Leipzig, 1786 - 3. sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. 6 Teile in 2 Bänden. Leipzig, Joh. Gottfr. Müllersche Buchhdlg., 1786. Ca. 19,5 x 12,5 cm. Frontispiz, [24] S., 188 Seiten, 2 Tabellen, 1 gefaltete Kupferstichtafel; [10] S., 140 Seiten; [6] S., 154 Seiten; [2] S., 170 Seiten, 3 gefaltete Kupferstichtafeln; [2] S., 1600 Seiten, 1 handcolorierte Kupferstichtafel; [2] S., 298 S., LXIV S., [2] Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern. Komplett mit Porträt-Frontispiz, 2 Tabellen und 5 (davon colorierte) Tafeln. Schubart (1734-1787) war als Organisator und Sekretär für die Freimaurer tätig und bereiste in deren Auftrag zahlreiche europäische Länder und lernte dabei die unterschiedliche Methoden des Ackerbaus und der Tierzucht kennen, 1769 erwarb er das Rittergut Würchwitz bei Zeitz, 1774 die Güter Pobles bei Merseburg und Kreischau bei Weißenfels. Nach anfänglichen Mißerfolgen baute S. Klee, Luzerne, Esparsette, Futterrüben, Kartoffeln, Tabak, Raps und Hanf sowie Krapp und Waid an. Er unternahm Versuche zur Gipsdüngung und vermehrte den Viehbestand durch Stallfütterung statt extensivem Weidegang. Da er seine landwirtschaftlichen Erkenntnisse und Ergebnisse publizierte, wurde er bald als „Kleeapostel" bekannt. S. war der wohl einflußreichste Vorläufer Albrecht Thaers (1752-1828), der ihn „einen Wohltäter der Menschheit" nannte. (Bodo Märtin in NDB 23. S. 603 ff.). Teil 1: N.G. Leske: Von Abschaffung der Brache und Einführung der Stallfütterung; Schubart: Ueber den Tabaksbau; Ueber den Krapbau; Anbau der Runkelrüben; Futter- und Kleebau; Teil 2: Anbau der Futterkräuter; Hutung, Trift und Brache; die größten Gebrechen und die Pest der Landwirtschaft. Ein wichtiges Wort . in einem Schreiben an Professor Leske; Teil 3: Ueber den Zustand der Landwirtschaft in Sachsen; Veredelung der Schafzucht durch die Hordenfütterung; Ueber den Einfluß der Ueberschwemmungen auf den Futterbau; Teil 4: Ökonomisch-kameralistische Schriften mit Zeugnissen daß die Nothwendigkeit der Abschaffung der Hutung, Trift und Brache und Einfürung der Horden- Hof- und Stallfütterung von weisen Regenten und Regierungen . immer mehr anerkant werde; Teil 5: Die abwechselnde Besäung der Aekker, mit 5, 6 und 7 Früchten hinterenander; Teil 6: . Schriften mit fortgesetzten Beweisen, daß sich Hutung, Trift und Brache zu Ende neige. Nebst einem Zuruf an die Fürsten und alle Herrschaften besonders in den kaiserl. königl. Staaten. Die Tafeln mit der Darstellung von Pflug, Mühle, Holtzhausischen und Schubartschen Werkstühlen sowie Beispiele der Felderanordnungen von Getreide und Gemüse (diese Tafel farbig). Namenszug auf Vorsatz. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, illustrated with a portrait of Thomas Wander Werff engraved frontispiece. The five volumes are published from 1786 to 1788 for the last containing the vouchers. Bound in full marbled sheepskin of time. Back smooth decorated with four irons and nets. Part of title and volume number of red morocco. Framing frieze on the dishes. Head cover of Volume 1 torn off. Tail Hat Volume I threadbare in part. Lack head of Volume 4. Tail Hat Volume 3 torn. 6 corners bumped. Together satisafaisant. One can not appreciate this great historical work, well-documented, and very seriously, without taking into account the special characteristics of the offender; which was an early feminist, the first woman in charge of a newspaper editor, politician and writer wife, Louise welcomed Keralio did not choose the emblematic figure of Elizabeth and Essex at random, this monarch in her bearing the same masculine virtues as the strongest sovereigns. (4) cviij ; 482pp. (2) et (4) 546pp. et (4) 563pp. (1) et (4) 671pp. et (4) 501pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Description of the Zetland Islands

      London Printed by and for J. Nichols 1786. G+ : in Good condition plus. Neatly rebacked. Lacking half title and a preface leaf [xvii-xviii]. Scattered browning and age toning. Small hole to page 55. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down [First Edition] Leather cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xvi, 104pp. Frontispiece fold out map. Book-plate of Fitzherbert of Swinnerton Park, Co. Stafford.

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        Traité sur la cavallerie. Band 1 (von 2). Mit einer gestochenen, allegorischen Titelvignette (von C.G. Nestler), sowie 58 Abbildungen auf 36 Kupfern [Text Französisch].

      Brüder Walther, Dresden 1786 - 1786. Titelei, 5 Blatt, 168 Seiten, Tafelteil. Halbleder der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschild, marmoriertem Bezugspapier und allseitigem Rotschnitt. (etwas bestossen und berieben, alter Namenseintrag, dezent wellig, wenig gebräunt, kaum braunfleckig, insgesamt recht gut erhalten). Zweite (französischsprachige) Ausgabe, nach der ersten (deutschsprachigen) von 1780. Der Autor (1726-1788) war sächsischer Feldmarschall und Generalinspekteur der leichten Kavallerie. Er war bei preussischen Truppen ausgebildet worden und bezeichnete sich selber als Schüler des preußischen Kavallerie-Generals Friedrich-Wilhelm von Seydlitz. Mit allen Kupfern (34 Blatt, dazu zwei mit "b" bezeichnetet Kupfer, also insgesamt 36) mit zusammen 58 Abbildungen (auch darunter vier mit "a" resp. "b" bezeichnete"). Die Kupfer zeigen Pferde bei verschiedenen Reitübungen, teils einzeln, teils in Formation. Anfangs handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Oberst Fürst Lobkowitz", sicherlich ein Mitglied der berühmten und weitverzweigten Familie. - Jähns p. 2655 f. 900 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur la Virginie, Par M. J***. Traduites de l'Anglois

      French translation by the Abbé André Morellet. Paris: chez Barrois l'ainé, 1786. Octavo. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches). Half-title, 4pp.errata. 1 folding letterpress table, 1 folding engraved 'Map of the country between Albermarle Sound and, Lake Erie, comprehending the whole of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, with parts of several other of the United States' by Samuel Neale, uncoloured and printed on two joined sheets (as issued). Contemporary French marbled calf, the covers bordered with single blind fillets, the flat spine divided into eight unequal compartments by gilt double fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others variously tooled with small tools and floral tools, marbled endpapers (minor wear to the head and foot of the spine), contained in a recent leather-backed cloth box, 'spine' tooled and lettered in gilt Provenance: Sam Harrison (inscription dated 1788); Jean Patterson (inscriptions in both French and English) A fine unsophisticated copy of the first published edition of this enduring American classic, with Jefferson's highly important map in its first state. This is the rare Paris edition of the French translation of Jefferson's 'Notes on the State of Virginia'. The first edition of Notes... was printed privately for Jefferson in 1785 in an edition of 200 copies, which he distributed to personal friends. Initially, Jefferson had resisted the idea of publishing the work so that it could reach a larger audience. However, the widespread interest the book aroused soon led to rumors that a pirated edition would appear, and to forestall this, regular published editions came out with his blessing in French (the present work, Observations... translated by the Abbe Morallet and published in Paris in 1786) and in English (London, 1787) soon followed by an American edition (Philadelphia, 1788.) The work ultimately went through several dozen editions before his death, and remains in print today. This is the only book-length work published during Jefferson's lifetime and is a cornerstone of any collection of printed Americana. The first private edition is virtually unobtainable, making this edition not only the first published edition, but also the first which is even remotely obtainable. The map, here in its first state, is an important document in its own right and was engraved by Samuel J. Neale in London from a drawing produced (at the urging of Morallet) by Jefferson himself specifically for this edition. "The Abbe engaged me to make a map ... It is on a single sheet 23 inches square, and very closely written ... tho' it is on the scale of only an inch to twenty miles ... I answer for the exactness of the reduction. I have supplied some new places. Tho' the first object which induced me to undertake it was to make a map for my book, I soon extended my view to the making as good a map of those countries as my materials would admit" (Jefferson, letter to Edward Bancroft). Coolie Verner goes into the details of the production of the map: Neele completed the initial engraving on 21 December 1786 and immediately despatched the printing plate with proofs to Paris. Unfortunately, a problem with the original drawing meant that there were numerous errors in the printing plate. Jefferson corrected a proof which was given, together with the printing plate to the Parisian engraver Guillaume Delahaye. The engraver corrected the errors and was able to deliver 250 proofs to Jefferson on 24 March 1787. This first impression was printed on thick paper and was hand-coloured in outline, the paper was too thick to allow for the map to be folded and copies were eventually offered for sale as individual maps - this much is known from correspondence and contemporary advertisements, but no examples of this impression are currently known to exist. After Delahaye completed his work he delivered the printing plate to the publisher Barrois. Jefferson asked Barrois to arrange for the printing of 200 copies of the map on thinner paper so that it could be inserted in copies of the private edition of his Notes... 200 copies of this second impression were printed in April 1787, on two joined sheets and hand-coloured in outline. The present third impression of the first state was printed for Barrois for inclusion in the Observations... : it was limited to about 1150 copies, on to joined sheets like the second impression but uncoloured. The printing plate subsequently returned to London where John Stockdale added his imprint to the foot of the plate and printed the second issue in two impressions: the first of 1,025 examples in July 1787 (on a single sheet of light weight paper, hand-coloured in outline) and the second in March 1788 in an impression of about 300 uncoloured copies. Jefferson originally wrote the Notes... in response to a series of queries sent to him by the French diplomat Francois Barbe-Marbois, composing them after the defeat of the British at Yorktown in 1781. On the urging of their mutual friend, the distinguished French soldier and scientist, the Marquis de Chastellux, he later expanded his responses into a series of twenty-three essays on every aspect of his native state; geography, landforms, products, agriculture, climate, population, armed forces, Indians, towns, laws, religion, manners, and history. The Notes... are vastly informative, but they were also a mirror of Jefferson's tastes and personality. J. M. Edelstein noted, "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the Notes, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Clark I:262; Degrees of Latitude 72, state 1; Howes J78; Sabin 35895; Sowerby IV, pp.301-30; Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.92; Vail 746; Coolie Verner 'Mr. Jefferson's Map' in Imago Mundi XIV (1959) pp.96-108.

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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

      1786 - [4]-447 pages, 10 grandes A Paris, de l'imprimerie des États du Languedoc (sous la direction de P.F. Didot le jeune), 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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