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        Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First. Containing Ten Prints, Designed and Etched by Two Capital Artists.

      Published in May, 1786, by E. Jackson, No. 14 Mary-le-Bone-Street, Golden Square, and G. Kearsley, Fleet-Street [London]. Oblong folio (19? by 12?), ten leaves of copperplate etchings, untrimmed, stab sewn in the original grey paper wrappers, upper wrapper with printed title, contents and imprint. Fine dark impressions with very little foxing, some soiling and edgeware particularly to the untrimmed edges, as expected with such a large work, remarkably preserved in its original wrappers. In a green cloth portfolio. First edition (part one) as issued. Ten plates caricaturing Boswell?s Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, etched by Thomas Rowlandson from designs by Samuel Collings. Part Two, with a further ten plates, was issued later the same year. WorldCat?s First Search records only around ten complete or incomplete copies in North American libraries, few with original wrappers. ESTC T42285.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Les Délices des Pays-Bas, ou Description geographique et historique des XVII. Provinces Belgiques. Het Schouwborg der Nederlanden.

      C. M. Spanoghe,, Paris und Antwerpen, 1786 - Septième édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée. 5 Bde. und 2 Supplemente. Paris und Antwerpen, C. M. Spanoghe, 1786. 8°. Etwas späteres Halbleder, unbeschnitten. Mit 5 Kupfertiteln, 1 grossen gef. Karte und 150 gest. Tafeln, meist gefaltet. Brunet 24951. - Siebte und letzte Ausgabe dieser landeskundlichen Darstellung der Vereinigten Niederlande und der Spanischen Niederlande. Sie basiert auf der 6. Auflage Lüttich 1769 (vgl. Griep/Luber 248). Der Herausgeber ist Jean Baptiste Christyn (1635?-1707), die hier vorliegenden Ergänzungen sind von Henri Griffet (1698-1771). Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1697 in einem Band. Die zwei Supplementbände tragen den Titel "Dictionnaire historique, ou histoire abrégée de tous les hommes, nés dans les XVII provinces belgiques, qui se sont fait un nom par le génie, les talens, les vertus . Pous servir de Supplément aux Délices des Pays-Bas". Die Stiche zeigen vor allem Stadtpläne, Stadtansichten und einzelne Gebäude. - Papier der Tafeln zum Teil gebräunt. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Etwas späteres Halbleder, unbeschnitten. Mit 5 Kupfertiteln, 1 grossen gef. Karte und 150 gest. Tafeln, meist gefaltet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA

      New London, 1786. Folio. Contemporary sheep. Hinges expertly repaired. Minor marginal worming in first two leaves, not affecting images or text, light scattered foxing, contents otherwise very good. Contemporary ink annotations throughout; early 19th-century inscriptions on front endpapers. About very good. Early acts and laws of the state of Connecticut, printed with Connecticut's colonial charter and the Articles of Confederation. The first section (through page 265), issued with a separate titlepage, is the second edition of the text, printed by Timothy Green in New London, and may have been printed in 1785 or later, according to Evans. The final three sections, of which the first and third were printed in Hartford by Hudson and Goodwin, are the first and official issues. The present copy of ACTS... comes first from the collection Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Connecticut (1786-1796); and later John Turner Wait (1811-99), a prominent attorney from Norwich who served as a Republican representative from Connecticut in Congress from 1876 to 1887. The front free endpaper bears the following inscriptions: "Sam. Huntington (former Governor of the State) Statute Law Book. John Turner Waite [sic] June 24. 1837. Norwich Conn." Only Huntington's name would seem to be in his hand. Huntington (1731-1796) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the popular third governor of the state of Connecticut.

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        Mappe-Monde En Deux Hemispheres : où sont Marquées les Decouvertes les plus rencentes et les Routes, des trois Voyages de Cook / Dressée Par M. Brion. Gravé par Jean George Probst Filss, où sont Marquées les Decouvertes les plus rencentes et les Routes, des trois Voyages de Cook; Dressée Par M. Brion. - Gravé par Jean George Probst Fils':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Louis Brion de la Tour b. Johann Georg Probst in Augsburg, 1786, 16,2 x 23,8 (17,8 x 23,8) Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 463 (Johann Georg Probst 1759 - 1809 was map engraver and publisher working for his father Johann Michael the elder. - Continued the family business with his brothers after his father's death.) - Zeigt eine Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären mit Eintragungen der Reisen von Cook. - Sehr seltene Karte von Johann Georg Probst, von dem nur wenige große Karten gemacht wurden. Very rare map from J.G. Probst. - He made only a few big maps! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Collection of Thirteen Early Humane Society Reports,

      Formally established in 1786, and modeled on the British Royal Humane Society, the Society concerned itself with deaths resulting from shipwrecks and drownings and wanted to find ways to save lives. The first president of the Society was James Bowdoin, the governor of Massachusetts and the founder of Bowdoin College. This is a collection of thirteen annual reports or "Discourses" of the Society, comprising the years 1787 (the first report issued), 1788,1789,1790, 1792, 1793, 1794,1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, and 1800. Each year discusses life saving methods, including techniques and machinery, some history, and lists of members. A fine batch of Evans items. The lot

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        Traité Théorique et Expérimental d'Hydrodynamique.

      23 folding engraved plates. 3 p.l., xviii, 545, [3] pp.; 4 p.l., 515, [1] pp. Two vols. Thick 8vo, orig. mottled calf (a few minor defects), triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spines richly gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1786-87. First edition of one of the classic works in hydrodynamics and hydraulics. The second volume is particularly interesting as it describes numerous hydraulic experiments. The handsome plates illustrate many hydraulic machines including two devices which produce steam. Bossut (1730-1814), assumed the chair of hydrodynamics established by Turgot at the Louvre. He was a major contributor to European scientific education and his texts represent the emergence of a standardized, rigorous system of engineering physics textbooks. A very fine and attractive set in remarkable original state. ❧ D.S.B., II, pp. 334-35. Rouse & Ince, History of Hydraulics, pp. 126-27. .

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        Prospect von Neudietendorf im Herzogthum Sachsen Gotha. Gesamtansicht. Mit legende 1-10.

      1786 - Kupferstich, gezeichnet von J. Sigerist. 1786. 24,5x37. Gerahmt (glanz gold braun, Mirogard). Mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen und restaurierter Fehlstelle außerhalb des Plattenrandes. Selten! Sprache: DE Mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen und restaurierter Fehlstelle außerhalb des Plattenrandes. Gerahmt (glanz gold braun, Mirogard).

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Albrecht Adam(1786-1862). "Da trink Hauptmann". Radierung

      - Albrecht Adam (1786 Nördlingen-München 1862). "Da trink Hauptmann". 1805 . Radierung, Ätzdruck mit Aquatintaton. -- Beschreibung: -- Radierung, Ätzdruck mit Aquatintaton. unten bezeichnet in der Platte "Da trink Hauptmann", unten links vom Künstler eigenhändig bezeichnet in Bleistift "zu Nürnberg 1805". -- Größe/Size: -- Papier: 9,2 x 11,0 cm Druckplatte: 7,3 x 8,0 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. Im Rand leicht fleckig.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Allgemeines Gesangbuch, auf Königlichen Allergnädigsten Befehl zum öffentlichen und häuslichen Gebrauche in den Gemeinen des Herzogthums Schleswig, des Herzogthums Hollstein, der Herrschaft Pinneberg, der Stadt Altona, und der Grafschaft Ranzau gewidmet und mit Königlichem Allerhöchsten Privilegio herausgegeben. WITH: Morgen- und Abend-Segen auf alle Tage in der Woche. Nebst Buss- Beicht- und Comminion-Gebeten.

      Altona 1786. (20) 1008 (28), 48 p. Contemporary black Velvet, richly decorated with 2 central ornaments, 8 corner pieces and 2 clasps in silver, gilt-edged and gauffred, 8° (German-language song and psalm book, also called 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch', for the Danish dukedoms Schleswig and Holstein, Pinneberg, the city of Altona and the Tazau estate, printed by Christian VII's royal charter, Altona 1786. Bound with richly decorated chintz endpapers, comes with a contemporary, matching cardboard box, in te top clasp is engraved 'J. Eisch', and in the bottom clasp 'R.H. 1813', with a handwritten family register on the endpapers).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES, AS REVISED AND PROPOSED TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

      Philadelphia, 1786. 12mo. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, leather onlays on covers. Extremities worn. Small piece of titlepage torn away at foredge, affecting border and two letters of text. Light tanning and foxing. A good copy. In a half morocco box. The American Protestant Episcopal Church was founded at a convention in Philadelphia in 1785, as an adaptation of the Church of England in the new United States. At the convention it was agreed to create a separate prayer book. The present title is the result, and it caused great controversy upon its publication. Among the ill- considered revisions were "changes and omissions of such drastic nature as among other things the deletion of the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. The Proposed Book proved unwelcome to clergy and laity, even its suggestion of a prayer for the Fourth of July being taken exception to. Its use was brief and not general" (Page). "This edition, contains the alterations which were intended to adapt the Book of Common Prayer, of the Church of England, to the changed political conditions of this country; and is the result of a convention held in Philadelphia, in 1785, presided over by the Reverend William White. The proposed Prayer Book met with much criticism and opposition in the church, owing to its radical changes, and was never adopted." - Evans.

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        Military Antiquities Respecting a History of The English Army, from The Conquest to the Present Time. 2 Volume Set [First Editions]

      London: Printed for S. Hooper, No. 212 High Holborn [1786-1788], 1786. Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 2 Volume first edition set; Volume I published 12th May 1786. Volume II published 7th June 1788. Uniform volumes. Full tan calf. Spines sympathetically rebacked in matching morocco. Volume II stands just a fraction taller on the shelf than volume I. Spines gilt in imitation compartments, no raised bands, original title panels laid on. Marbled endpapers. Text blocks are clean and bright with only minimal age spotting and discolouration. Plate 7 in volume I has an unevenly trimmed foredge (just the very edge of the page, illustration not affected). In volume II p.62/3 has a torn bottom corner (no text affected, just loss to the margin) and a couple of short marginal tears to p.1/2. v. II has silk ribbon page marker present but unattached. Corners rubbed, exposing board at corners and there are some scuffs to the rear board of v. II. Errors in paging: v. I, 367-368 repeated in numbering (text is different, just numbering repeated); v. II, 297 numbered 293. Volume I: pp. vi, 426, 427-434 [Index], 1-40 [Appendices I-IX] + Appendix X: iv, 5-40. Appendix X has its own title page, A General and Compleat List-Military of every Commission-Officer of Horse and Foot, now Commanding His Majesties Land-Forces of England.. etc. Volume II: pp. 352, vi [description of plates in v. II], [10 - Index & placement of cuts]. Each volume has engraved frontispiece, title pages with vignette engravings, plus a further 78 copper-engraved plates across the two volumes depicting infantry battle dress, weaponry, arms and armour: 14 plates in v. I and 66 in v. II. The engraving is excellent quality. The frontis. of v. II has some sympathetic restoration - two long heavy creases have been reinforced - one on the underside and one in the margin on both sides - with what appears to be a near invisible acid-free tissue repair. 29 x 23cm. These are very good volumes, sympathetically restored, handsome and strong bindings; will add to any collection. Francis Grose [c. 1731-1791] was a renowned English antiquary and militia man, best known for his 1772 Antiquities of England and Wales and also written about by his friend Robert Burns in the poem, Epigram on Francis Grose the Antiquary. PLEASE NOTE this is an extremely HEAVY set. No additional postage charges to send these within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - an additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage is likely to be all but prohibitively expensive - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount is on offer if you would like to collect from our shop premises in N. Oxfordshire - please enquire..

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        Voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale dans les années 1780, 1781 & 1782.

      Prault,, Paris, 1786 - 2 volumes in-8°, 390 pp. ; 262 pp. Édition en partie originale : le Voyage de Newport à Philadelphie, Albany. avait d'abord paru à Newport en 1781. Les autres voyages (Haute-Virginie, New-Hampshire.) paraissent ici pour la première fois. Officier pendant la guerre d'Indépendance des Etats-Unis, Chastellux en approcha les principaux personnages : Washington, Jefferson et La Fayette. "Son ouvrage contient une quantité de faits presque ignorés sur cette guerre, des anecdotes curieuses, et même piquantes, sur les hommes de l'époque, de plus il est écrit dans un style charmant." (Chadenat, 1567).Première édition illustrée : elle comporte 5 planches dépliantes (2 cartes dressées par Dezoteux, et 3 vues du Rocky Bridge de Virginie) (Sabin, 12227).Dos usé.

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        Beskrivelse over Sillejords Præstegield i Øvre-Tellemarken i Norge, tilligemed et geographisk Chart over samme, forfattet af (...), Capellan pro Persona sammesteds.

      Kbh. 1786. 8vo. Samtidig helskinnsbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og ryggforgylling. Enkel strekdekor på deklene. Topp gullsnitt. (16), 292, (4) s. Med et foldet kobberstikk som viser en primstav.. Kartet mangler

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        Collection of Laws, Decrees, Treaties and Other Documents, 1786-1821.

      1786. Laws and Other Decisions of King John VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves [Portugal]. [Brazil] John VI [1767-1826], King. [Collection of Laws, Decrees, Treaties and Other Documents]. Nine volumes. Lisbon: [Various Printers], 1786-1821. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf with cat's-paw decoration, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, scuffing to boards, corners worn, some joints and hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, browning and foxing to some leaves, upper section of licence leaf in first book lacking with loss to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps to title pages. * These volumes are a compilation of laws, decrees, treaties and other documents issued by King John VI, King of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves from 1816 to 1822 and Titular Emperor of Brazil from 1825 to 1826. Covering most of his reign, the contents of these books derive from a remarkable period in Portuguese history. This is the era of the Napoleonic invasion, the transfer of Portugal's court and government to Brazil, the Liberal Revolution of 1820 and the early stages of Brazil's independence movement.

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        Neue und vollstaendige Postkarte durch ganz Deutschland und durch die angränzenden Theile dfer benachbarten Länder . von denen Homaennischen Erben in Nürnberg, 1786 - I.M. Schmidt sc. Nor.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Marius Friedrich Schmidt b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1786, 76,5 x 92,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 291. - Postkarte Deutschlands mit den Nachbarstaaten bis Königsberg, Budapest, Turin, Paris und Flesnburg. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Oben links Postallegorien (Postreiter, Merkur als Postbote, Wappen von Thurn und Taxis. - Rechts daneben weitere Titelkartusche in französischer Sprache ('Nouvelle Carte Geographique des Postes D'Allemagne .'). - Darunter große Dedikation an "Dem Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn Carl Anselm, des Heil. Römischen Reichs Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis, Grafen zu Valsassina, Freyherrn zu Impden, Eglingen und Osterhofen etc .". - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen in deutscher und französischer Sprache. - Wandkarte von 16 Platten gedruckt! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire par plusieurs officiers du corps royal du Génie

      Edition originale, illustrée de 16 planches dépliantesbinding en pleine basane blonde d'époque ou légèrement postérieure. spine à nerfs orné de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. spine-ends arrachées. Larges épidermures et estafilades sur les plats. Un coin très émoussé et dénudé. Trois lettres inscrites à la craie sur le plat inférieur.  Chez Nyon A Paris 1786 In-4 (21x29cm) (4) 2-5-64, 81-112, 65-80, 113-117p. (4) relié

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        TA., Karthause, "les Chartreux pres de Coblence".

      - Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1786, 16 x 25,5 Schöner Druck dieses seltenen Blattes.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Litterarische Reise durch Deutschland. 4 Hefte in 1 Band. 2 Bl., 82, 100, 104, 84 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Kleisterpapier-Pappbd d. Z. (Rücken beschabt).

      Leipzig (d. i. Wien), G. Ph. Wucherer und G. E. Beer, 1786. - Erste Ausgabe der anspruchsvollen, unabhängigen zeitgenössischen Literaturgeschichte. Vorliegende "Reise" gibt einen vorzüglichen Überblick mit einer Fülle von Detailkenntnissen. Behandelt die Städte Berlin ("Cranz, der Lieblingsautor des Mittelstandes", Lessing, Moritz, Nicolai, Ramler), Dresden, München, Wien und Zürich. Besuche in Leipzig (sehr differenzierte Würdigung Schillers) und in Weimar, ausführlich über Wieland, Herder und Goethe und "seine Nachahmer und Schleppenträger" Miller, Lenz und Klinger, auch über Hamann, Heinse, Hippel und Wezel, "dessen Werke soviel Vergnügen machen". – Sehr gutes Exemplar auf besserem Papier. Aus der Bibliothek des sachsen-weimarischen Kammerjunkers, Schriftstellers, Agrarökonomen und Gelehrten Georg August von Breitenbauch (1731-1817), mit dessen gestoch. Exlibris. – Goed. IV 1, 931, 29; Kippenberg I 1522. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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, ect.

      Belin, Hardouin & Gattey,, Paris, 1786 - Paris, Belin, Hardouin & Gattey, 1786. 8°. 2 n.n. Bl. XXXIV, 232 S., 4 n.n. Bl. Mit 14 gefalteten Tafeln (davon 13 koloriert). Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch III, 435. - Waller 5234. - Wellcome III, 375. - HOH 1004. - Hauptwerk des Verfassers der sich selbst als Bandagist bezeichnete. Juville erfand mehrere neue Bruchbänder für den Leisten- und Nabelbruch und beschrieb 1777 ein Reservoir aus Gummi für den künstlichen Darmausgang. Diese Arbeiten sind alle im vorliegenden Werk auf farbigen Tafeln abgebildet. "While much of the apparatus would appear to be uncomfortable and cumbersome, some of it has a quite modern appearance" (HOH). - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Einbandrücken und Ecken fachgerecht restauriert. - Selten. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beytrag zur neuesten Geschichte des Freymaurerordens in neun Gesprächen mit Erlaubniß meiner Obern herausgegeben. 5 Bl., 182 S. Lederbd d. Z. auf 4 Bünden (oberes Kapital etwas ausgefranst, mit Wurmspur, berieben).

      Berlin (d. i. Frankfurt/M., Andreä), 1786. - – Vorgebunden: (Mauvillon, Jakob). Aufklärung über wichtige Gegenstände in der Freymaurerei, besonders über die Entstehung derselben ohne alle Schwärmerey eigentlich nur für Freymaurer, doch wird auch der, der Menschenkenntniß schätzt, viel Interessantes darin finden. IX, 235 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz. Ohne Ort (Wien?), Aus der Loge Puritas, 1787. – Nachgebunden: (Wilson, Thomas). Der entdeckte Maurer, oder das wahre Geheimniß der Frey-Maurer. 4 Bl., 374 S. Mit einer Tafel mit dem Maurer-Alphabet. Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. München, Strobl), 1786. I. 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). Die freimütig abgefassten Gespräche wollen keine neuen Tatsachen bringen, sondern in einer gewissen Ordnung und ohne böse Absicht "denen, welche Wahrheit suchen, besonders im letzten Gespräche, einen Leitfaden [geben], den man vielleicht nur in wenig Schriften dieser Art antrifft" (Vorerinnerung). – Knigge 22. Knigge Kat. Wolfenbüttel 199. Kloss 500. Taute 310. Wolfstieg 5556. Nicht bei Goedeke. – II. Erste Ausgabe. Schildert in 11 Briefen eines Vaters an seinen Sohn Sinn und Zweck der Mitgliedschaft in einer Freimaurerloge und setzt sich im 2. Teil mit Knigges Darstellung auseinander. – Wolfstieg 5558. – III. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der kritischen Schrift, überwiegend in deutsch-französischem Paralleltext gedruckt. Der Vortitel lautet 'Wahres, zusammenhängendes Lehrgebäude der Freymaurer-Gesellschaft'. Das letzte Kapitel setzt sich mit dem Verhältnis der Freimaurer-Gesellschaft zu den Grundregeln der Religion auseinander. "Die Maurerey (hat) bis jetzo noch zu grossem Lermen keinen Anlaß gegeben . Wenn man das Joch der Religion abwirft, empört man sich auch bald wider die Gesetze des Staats. Man ist seinem Fürsten nicht mehr lange getreu, wenn man Gott ungetreu wird!" (S. 333). – Fromm 27342. Kloss 1882. Taute 1374. Wolfstieg 29975: "Selten". – Aufschlussreicher Sammelband, der das Für und Wider der Freimaurerei zeitgenössisch beleuchtet. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neue und vollstaendige Postkarte durch ganz Deutschland und durch die angränzenden Theile der benachbarten Länder aufs accurateste zusammengetragen, von verschiedenen übersehen, wohl corrigiret, ausgefertigt und mit Allergnädigsten Kayserlichen Privilegio herausgegeben von denen

      Homaennischen Erben in Nürnberg 1786 - XVI doppelblattgrosse Tafeln/Teilkarten gross8° (davon 15 alt-grenz- und randkoloriert) und eine Übersicht der ganzen Karte. Links oben Stich mit hornblasendem Postreiter und Merkur mit dem Wappen von Thurn und Taxis, darunter Dedikation. Links unten Kartusche mit Kartentitel, rechts unten Zeichenerklärungen. Neuerer Ppbd unter Verwendung eines früheren bunten Kleisterpapiers (etwas Randbräunung, min. Wasserfl. Vorsätze mit Notizen, solche ebenfalls am Kartenrand, einige Kritzeleien und z. T. verblasste Notizen auf den leeren Rücks. der Bl. 1 Wegskizze Basel-Darmstadt mit den Poststationen) Gewicht 1000 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Fourth edition statement, illustrated with figures of 9 Marillier 382pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stadtplan; darunter Karte mit der Küste und Hafen vor Veracruz ('Plano del Puerto de Veracruz' -'Plano De La Ciudad Y Plaza De La Veracruz, y Castillo de San Juan de Ulua').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1786, 36,5 x 39 Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare plan in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays.

      London: C. Dilly, , 1786-1788. Four volumes bound in two, octavo (190 x 112 mm). The first three volumes bound together in contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, vellum corners, the fourth volume in similarbut not uniform half sheep and marbled boards, vellum corners. Spines ruled gilt, red morocco labels. Engraved armorial bookplate of William Hales Symons to front pastedowns. Joints cracked but firm, corners somewhat rubbed; a good set. First edition of the first four volumes of Cumberland's Observer, comprising 125 essays. A fifth volume with a further 27 essays followed in 1790. "Although Cumberland will largely be remembered as a playwright, he was more than merely a man of letters. His novel Arundel (1789), written in epistolary form, begs comparison with Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison. Henry (1795) is an attempt to emulate Henry Fielding, while John de Lancaster (1809), published two years before Cumberland's death, is best left undescribed. Among Cumberland's more notable prose works is the Anecdotes of Eminent Painters in Spain during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, a product of a visit to Spain. When George Germaine (later Lord Sackville) became colonial secretary at the end of 1775, he made Cumberland secretary to the Board of Trade. Five years later Cumberland was sent to Spain to enter into secret negotiations with the intent to procure a separate treaty with England. After a stay of several months he returned to England without the desired results and discovered that he had spent some £4500 which was never repaid. With the abolition of the Board of Trade soon after his return, and with but half his salary as compensation, he retired to Tunbridge Wells where he remained until his death. His next prose work was in a more familiar genre, a periodical paper called The Observer which appeared in five volumes between 1786 and 1790 and contains 152 essays. The essays range from the usual fare of literary criticism (on Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Milton, Rowe, and others), to general subjects ('Love of praise'), little tales (often running to three or more numbers), historical essays, and a variety of other sub-genres. Of special interest is no. 27, 'Remarks upon novels; particularly of Richardson's Clarissa', in which he also invokes Fielding. Unlike other periodical papers, there are thirty-eight consecutive essays (nos. 114?-52) on Greek history and literature, with a number of his translations of Greek poetry." (ODNB).

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        Baierische Reise.

      Engraved frontis. port. of the author, two folding engraved plates (numbered "I" and "III"), & two folding printed tables. 7 p.l., 276 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. speckeld boards (spine worn). Munich: J.B. Strobl, 1786. First edition of this rare epistolary account of Schrank's scientific field trip throughout Bavaria in 1784 and 1785. While Schrank devotes a good portion of the text to botanical observations, he also provides descriptions of the towns and cities visited, the geology and most remarkable natural features of the area, the monasteries, local customs, etc. The twelfth letter contains a learned account of Bavarian incunabula (with a series of woodcut reproductions of watermarks) and a description of the library of Kloster Steingaden. He also describes the library, natural history, and medal collections present in Munich. Good copy of a very scarce. ❧ Stafleu & Cowan 11106. .

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        GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER, OR, COLUMBIAN KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1787

      New York, 1786. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Calf scuffed and worn, perishing at spine and extremities. Toning in margins of outer leaves, else internally clean and bright. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Pintard on titlepage, additional contemporary ink and pencil inscriptions in blank preliminaries and several interleaves. Very good. John Pintard's copy of GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER and almanac for 1787, published by the prominent printer Hugh Gaine. Pintard (1759-1844) was a prominent New York merchant and philanthropist, noted for his early efforts in the preservation of historical manuscripts and his roles in founding the New-York Historical Society, General Theological Seminary, and the American Bible Society. Pintard's personal library formed the cornerstone of the archive of the New-York Historical Society, where his portrait by Trumbull now hangs. Gaine's register includes printings of the Articles of Confederation and several treaties between America and different European powers, as well extensive descriptions of different American states and regions, with lists of government officials, institutions, trade regulations, etc.

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        Grafschaft Lippe sowohl Schaumburg-Lippische als Lippe-Dettmoldische Antheile - von Carl Friedrich Niehausen graefl. Schaumb. Lipp. Ing. und Artill. Lieutenant. 1786. - G.H. Tischbein sculpsit':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G.H. Tischbein n. Carl Friedrich Niehausen, dat. 1786, 52 x 62,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 325 (Tooley kennt nur eine spätere Ausgabe von 1806). - Sehr seltene Karte der Grafschaft Lippe mit Schaumburg-Lippe u. Lippe-Detmold in dem Gebiet Bielefeld, Paderborn, Holzminden, Hameln u. Rinteln. - Oben links Erklärungen; darunter Insetkarte von der Grafschaft Lippe. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam, aller daselbst befindlicher Merkwürdigkeiten, und der umliegenden Gegend. Dritter Band.

      Berlin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1786. NUR Band 3 von 3. (Auf d. Rücken fälschlich: 2. Bd.) 2 Bl., S. 1005-1306, 60 S., 16 Bl. 8°. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Mit den üblichen Altersspuren, vorderes Vorsatzblatt mit größerem Wasserfleck, sonst innen gut und frisch. DIESES HIER BESCHRIEBENE BUCH WURDE KÜRZLICH GESTOHLEN, mehr Informationen auf Wunsch……….\"Dritte völlig umgearbeitete Auflage; mit genauen Grundrissen [mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln] der Städte Berlin und Potsdam, (und) einem Grundrisse des neuen Schlosses bey Sanssouci, und einer neuen Karte der Gegend um Berlin.\" Mit einem Anhang: Anzeige der vornehmsten jetzt in Berlin, Potsdam und der umliegenden Gegend lebenden Gelehrten, Künstler und Musiker. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Allgemeines Gesangbuch, auf Königlichen Allergnädigsten Befehl zum öffentlichen und häuslichen Gebrauche in den Gemeinen des Herzogthums Schleswig, des Herzogthums Hollstein, der Herrschaft Pinneberg, der Stadt Altona, und der Grafschaft Ranzau gewidmet und mit Königlichem Allerhöchsten Privilegio herausgegeben. WITH: Morgen- und Abend-Segen auf alle Tage in der Woche. Nebst Buss- Beicht- und Comminion-Gebeten.

      Altona 1786 - (20) 1008 (28), 48 p. Contemporary black Velvet, richly decorated with 2 central ornaments, 8 corner pieces and 2 clasps in silver, gilt-edged and gauffred, 8° (German-language song and psalm book, also called 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch', for the Danish dukedoms Schleswig and Holstein, Pinneberg, the city of Altona and the Tazau estate, printed by Christian VII's royal charter, Altona 1786. Bound with richly decorated chintz endpapers, comes with a contemporary, matching cardboard box, in te top clasp is engraved 'J. Eisch', and in the bottom clasp 'R.H. 1813', with a handwritten family register on the endpapers) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suite des seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de l\'Empereur de la Chine Avec leur explication (\"Bataillet et conquétes de Chine\" et \"Faits mémorables des empereurs de Chine\"). Paris, Selbstverlag ca. 1788. 2° (Gr. Quer-Folio), ca. 56 x 44 cm (Bildgröße: ca. 41 x 23 cm). 3 gest. Titelbll., 24 Kupfertafel (bez. I-XXIV). Nachgebunden: 6 Bll. mit jeweils 1 gest. Textbl. u. 1 Darstellung aus der Reihe Faits mémorables des Empereur de la Chine (bez. 19-24). Pp. d. Zt. mit Brokatmuster auf dem Deckel. Vgl. Cohen/R. 479; Cordier 587-88: l\'ouvrage à été divisé en 4 livraison; Brunet III, 90. - Prachtvolle Darstellungen vom chinesischen Kaiserhof u. Szenen aus dem Alltagsleben. Vorhd. Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de l\'Empereur de la Chine avec leur explication. Das gest. Titelbl. mit Hinweisen auf die Darstellungen der 16 Tafeln mit dem Zusatz Supplément de deux tableaux, formant quatre estampes. Es folgen die großen, figurenreichen Schlachtenszenen, Zeltlagern u. kaiserl. Empfang (num. I-XVI). Anschließend ein gest. Titelbl. wie oben, jedoch mit dem Zusatz XVIIE Estampe Cérémonie du labourage.... - XVIII, XIX et XXE Estampe Marche ordinaire de l\'Empereur mit den Taf. XVII-XX. Ein weiteres gest. Titelbl. mit einem weiteren Hinweis auf die Taf. XXI-XXIV u. prachtvollen Darstellungen von Festlichkeiten. Auf einem w. Bl. das ausgeschnittene Titelschildchen Faits mémorables... mit hs. zeitgenöss. Hinweis 4eme livraison des six estampes... du Bataille de la Chine Comme ouvrage Chinois, dazu 6 Blatt Kupferst. mit jeweils 2 Kupfern, links eine Szene aus dem gesellschaftlichen Leben, rechts der erklärende Text. Die Kupfer sind von Helman, dat. 1783-1786 nach Attiret, Damascenus, Castilloni Sichelberth u. vom Peitre de l\'Empereur de la Chine.

      Paris, Chez l\'Auteur, ca. 1786-1788. Gr.-Fol. Paris, Selbstverlag ca. 1788. 2° (Gr. Quer-Folio), ca. 56 x 44 cm (Bildgröße: ca. 41 x 23 cm). 3 gest. Titelbll., 24 Kupfertafel (bez. I-XXIV). Nachgebunden: 6 Bll. mit jeweils 1 gest. Textbl. u. 1 Darstellung aus der Reihe Faits mémorables des Empereur de la Chine (bez. 19-24). Pp. d. Zt. mit Brokatmuster auf dem Deckel. Vgl. Cohen/R. 479; Cordier 587-88: l\'ouvrage à été divisé en 4 livraison; Brunet III, 90. - Prachtvolle Darstellungen vom chinesischen Kaiserhof u. Szenen aus dem Alltagsleben. Vorhd. Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de l\'Empereur de la Chine avec leur explication. Das gest. Titelbl. mit Hinweisen auf die Darstellungen der 16 Tafeln mit dem Zusatz Supplément de deux tableaux, formant quatre estampes. Es folgen die großen, figurenreichen Schlachtenszenen, Zeltlagern u. kaiserl. Empfang (num. I-XVI). Anschließend ein gest. Titelbl. wie oben, jedoch mit dem Zusatz XVII Estampe Cérémonie du labourage.... - XVIII, XIX et XXE Estampe Marche ordinaire de l\'Empereur mit den Taf. XVII-XX. Ein weiteres gest. Titelbl. mit einem weiteren Hinweis auf die Taf. XXI-XXIV u. prachtvollen Darstellungen von Festlichkeiten. Auf einem w. Bl. das ausgeschnittene Titelschildchen Faits mémorables... mit hs. zeitgenöss. Hinweis 4eme livraison des six estampes... du Bataille de la Chine Comme ouvrage Chinois. Die Kupfer sind von Helman, dat. 1783-1786 nach Attiret, Damascenus, Castilloni Sichelberth u. vom Peitre de l\'Empereur de la Chine. Zustand: Leicht angestaubt u. leicht stockfl. 2 Bll. mit leichter Quetschfalte. Buchblock gebrochen. Einbd. stark beschabt u. bestoßen, Rücken defekt. - HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri (1743-1809) Suite des seize Estampes représentant les conquêtes de l\'Empereur de la Chine. Paris; Engraved index leaf listing the plates 1-20 (plates 18-20 to be bound as a wide panorama). 24 engraved plates, complete as issued. A RARE WORK WITH FINE PLATES. The first 16 plates are derived from the larger prints by Cochin based on drawings by Giuseppe Castiglione, a missionary artist in the Court of the Emperor. Helman added 8 further prints to make up this work, which records the battles, victories and ceremonies of the Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796). Cochin seized on the commerciality of Chinese imagery in the European market in the late 18th century, publishing several other works on China. This series of plates is rare, with just 3 copies of the work recorded in ABPC since 1977. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Graphik

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

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

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        HISTORY OF THE WAR WITH AMERICA, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND HOLLAND; COMMENCING IN 1775 AND ENDING IN 1783

      London, 1786. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather label. Rubbed at extremities, hinges tender. Light scattered foxing. One map detached but present. Very good. One of the basic contemporary histories of the American Revolution, this detailed narrative was compiled largely from newspaper articles and the proceedings of the House of Commons. It is illustrated with portraits of principals such as Washington, Clinton, Greene, Cornwallis, Burgoyne, Lafayette, Capt. Asgill, and Count D'Estaing. The maps show the North American colonies as far west as the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, the English Channel, the West Indies, and other hot spots of the time in Europe and elsewhere.

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        Mémoires de Madame de Warens, suivis de ceux de Claude Anet, Pour servir de suite aux Confessions de J.-J. Rousseau.

      A Chambéry & se trouve à Paris, chez Leroy, 1786. - In-8°, [6]-XVI-237p. Rare édition originale qui connaitra une contrefaçon la même année, mais avec une pagination différente. En frontispice, un portrait de Louise de Warens gravé par Lebeau. Ouvrage apocryphe dû en fait à la plume de François-Amédée Doppet (selon Quérard). Rousseurs sur page de titre, sinon très bel exemplaire. Reliure demi-veau, dos lisse orné d'un décor doré sur fond noir, tranches marbrées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettre autographe signée (1818) à Hudson Lowe / Longwood, île de Sainte-Hélène

      - O’MEARA Barry Edward (1786-1836). Médecin irlandais, chirurgien de la marine anglaise, médecin de Napoléon Ier à Sainte-Hélène. Lettre autographe signée « Barry O’Meara, Surgeon » en anglais, Longwood (île de Sainte-Hélène), 31 mai 1818, à Hudson Lowe, 1 page in-folio, remarquable état de conservation, papier filigrané. Bulletin de santé de L’Empereur Napoléon Ier à Saint-Hélène. L’état de santé de l’empereur est à peu près stationnaire depuis une semaine. O’Meara note qu’il n’y pas eu cependant répétition de la même crise que celle éprouvée dans la nuit du vendredi. La douleur du côté droit reste continue, plus ou moins ressentie selon les remèdes administrés pour réduire la constipation et soigner l’état de sa peau : « The state of the patient’s health since 24th last, has been nearly the same as during the preceding week, without however having experienced any recurrence of a similar attack to that experienced on Friday night. The pain in the right side has been constant and has been more or less severe according to the effects of the remedies administrated to remove constipation and the state of the skin. Barry E. O’Meara Surgeon ». Le 25 mars 1818, O’Meara avait diagnostiqué un commencement d’hépatite chez Napoléon. Début mai, l’Empereur est très souffrant. Le 16 mai 1818, Hudson Lowe, gouverneur de l’île de Sainte-Hélène et geôlier de Napoléon depuis avril 1816, renforce les mesures de sécurité autour de son prisonnier et défend tout rapport avec l’entourage de Napoléon sans sa permission. O’Meara fut relevé de ses fonctions par le gouverneur Hudson Lowe après avoir pris trop ouvertement le parti de l’Empereur (25 juillet 1818). On lui doit également la publication de documents sur l’exil de Napoléon Ier (L’Écho de Sainte-Hélène, 1822) où il dénonce le traitement l’inhumanité de Hudson Lowe à l’égard de son prisonnier.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LA VIRGINIE, PAR M. J*** TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS. French translation by the Abbé André Morellet

      Paris, 1786. Half title. Contemporary French marbled calf, spine gilt, red morocco label. Marbled endpapers. Minor wear at head and foot of spine. Very good. In a half mottled calf and cloth clamshell case, spine tooled and lettered in gilt. Provenance: Sam Harrison (inscription dated 1788); Jean Patterson (inscriptions in both French and English). The first edition of NOTES... was printed privately for Jefferson in 1785 in an edition limited to 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, in a letter to Edward Bancroft. Coolie Verner goes into the details of the production of the map: Neale completed the initial engraving on Dec. 21, 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 Parisian engraver Guillaume Delahaye. The engraver corrected the errors and was able to deliver 250 proofs to Jefferson on March 24, 1787. This first impression was printed on thick paper and was handcolored 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 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.... Two hundred copies of the second impression were printed in April 1787, on two joined sheets and handcolored in outline. The present third impression of the first state was printed for Barrois for inclusion in OBSERVATIONS...: it was limited to about 1,150 copies, on two joined sheets like the second impression, but uncolored. 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 lightweight paper, handcolored in outline); and the second in March 1788 in an impression of about 300 uncolored copies. Jefferson originally wrote NOTES... in response to a series of queries sent to him by French diplomat François Barbé-Marbois, composing them after the defeat of the British at Yorktown in 1781. On the urging of their mutual friend, 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. NOTES... is vastly informative, but it was 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.

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

      Kingston, Jamaica, 1786. Quarto. Modern polished calf, gilt leather label. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage of ACTS...: "George Harrison Lincolns Inn 1791." Titlepage worn and soiled, repairs in top and bottom margin with no loss of text. Occasional minor foxing, last two leaves dampstained. Small hole in leaf F* with loss of a few letters. First four leaves and last four leaves of AN ABRIDGMENT... dampstained, leaf aa repaired (no loss of text), final leaf supplied in facsimile. These exceptions noted, very clean internally. A very good copy. First editions of two rare 18th-century Jamaican legal imprints. The volume was previously owned by legal author Sir George Harrison, the son of Thomas Harrison, who served as attorney-general and advocate-general of Jamaica. The elder Harrison's name is included in the list of subscribers for the ACTS..., and father or son have made minor manuscript additions on a half dozen pages in the text. The volume records both public and private acts, organized chronologically for 1770 through 1783. The ABRIDGMENT..., published as a separate work with separate titlepage, clearly supplements the ACTS... by listing the acts by subject and providing an index. There are numerous acts regarding slaves which provide much insight into that institution on the island, including legislation regarding runaways, "Free-Negroes," "Negro towns" and maroons, firearms, holidays, and even drumming. Other acts cover a wide range of laws and activities, including those related to land, roads, cattle, gaming, hawkers and pedlars, the militia, settlers, ships, and smuggling. All 18th-century Caribbean imprints are rare, most are extremely so, and these laws are no exception. Furthermore, the majority of Caribbean printing is often ephemeral and fairly slight, rather than a substantial volume such as this one. The first British colony south of Maryland to have a press, printing began in Jamaica in 1718. Except for several items printed in Havana by a press briefly established there, this was the first press in the Caribbean; however, only a handful of fugitive pieces survive from the 1770s. In that period the economic importance of Jamaica was supplemented by an influx of Loyalists who seems to have invigorated the cultural and publishing life of the colony, while the British government liberalized its colonial policy to avoid a repetition of the problems of the American Revolution. In this social and political climate, these retrospective laws of the local colonial government were printed. A very good copy of two rare 18th-century Jamaican imprints, with provenance related to the island and British legal history.

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        TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING. THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY HELD AT PHILADELPHIA FOR PROMOTING USEFUL KNOWLEDGE...HAVE ELECTED THE HONORABLE DOCTOR JAMES H. McHENRY OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND A MEMBER...[caption title]

      Philadelphia, 1786. Old folds. Near fine. The original manuscript certificate naming Dr. James McHenry a member of the American Philosophical Society, the first learned society in America, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and others. The document is notable for being signed in manuscript by Benjamin Franklin as President of the American Philosophical Society. Franklin served in that role from 1769 until his death in 1790, but due to his prolonged absences from America in the 1770s and '80s, while he was in Great Britain and France, very few official documents from American organizations he headed or of which he was a member carry his signature. The certificate is additionally signed by three vice presidents of the Society, as well as four secretaries. James McHenry had garnered fame for his efforts during the Revolution, especially as a surgeon in the early years of the conflict, and it is likely for his medical contributions that he was made a member of the American Philosophical Society. Such original manuscript certificates electing members to the American Philosophical Society are quite rare, those signed by Benjamin Franklin as president are very rare and desirable indeed. James McHenry (1753-1816) was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland and educated in Dublin. He emigrated to America in 1771 and studied medicine with Dr. Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia. McHenry volunteered for military service on behalf of the colonies when hostilities with England broke out in 1775, and was assigned to a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In August 1776 he was named surgeon to the 5th Pennsylvania Battalion and was captured at Fort Washington on Manhattan in November 1776, along with two thousand other American troops. He was paroled two months later, but was effectively under "house arrest" in Philadelphia and Baltimore until he was formally exchanged for British prisoners in March 1778. McHenry was then named senior surgeon of the "Flying Hospital" at Valley Forge, and was quickly made a secretary to George Washington. It was at this time that he forged close friendships with Washington and Alexander Hamilton that lasted for decades. McHenry served as Washington's assistant for two and a half years, without rank or pay, until he was transferred to Lafayette's forces as aide-de-camp in August 1780. He was made a major, and was at Yorktown in October 1781 before leaving the army in December of that year. He was a founding member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. McHenry was politically active in his home state of Maryland for much of the 1780s and '90s. He served intermittently as a local justice of the peace, held a seat in the Maryland State Senate from 1781 to 1786 and again from 1791 to 1796, and in the Maryland Assembly from 1789 to 1791. He represented Maryland in the Confederation Congress in 1783-86, and at the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787, where he kept extensive notes that serve as a valuable record of the debates on the creation of the U.S. Constitution. A staunch Federalist, McHenry was intimately involved in helping George Washington fill political patronage positions, and in 1796 he was selected by Washington as the nation's third Secretary of War. He worked to reorganize the army in the late 1790s, and Fort McHenry in Baltimore is named for him. Disputes with John Adams led him to resign his post as Secretary of War in 1800, and he retired to his estate, Fayetteville, outside Baltimore. McHenry published a Baltimore directory in 1807.

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World,. Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive... Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages... and now publishing under the immediate direction of George William Anderson, Esq

      London: Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the Original Kings' Arms, 1784-, 1786. Folio, with 80 engraved maps, plans and views; half green calf, rebacked, preserving the original red morocco title label. A popular and important one volume edition of Cook's Voyages. Anderson states that he was "assisted, very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution... and by other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy", and the work contains some particulars not found in the official account.Anderson modestly observes that "some other Editions of these Works (unnecessarily extended to many large volumes, by loose printing, blank paper, and other artifices, practised by many mercinary persons) would cost the purchaser the enormous sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that the thousands of persons who would wish to peruse the valuable discoveries so partially communicated to the world, and view the astonishing fine copper plates, have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager curiosity; This Edition, being published in only Eighty Six-penny Numbers (making, when completed, One Large Handsome Volume in Folio) enables every person, whatever may be his circumstances, to become familiarly acquainted with those extraordinary and important voyages and discoveries... and the obvious intention of the King and Government, that the Improvements and Discoveries... might be communicated to the whole world, will of course be more fully answered".

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        Franz Joseph I., Kaiser von Oesterreich. Galvanographie von L. Schöninger in München nach Albr. Adam. Gedruckt v. Wick (in München), um 1849. 64 x 54 cm. (Blattgr. 82 x 68 cm)

      - Großformatiges Porträt in Ganzfigur mit Uniform zu Pferd in ?Olmütz nach dem Leben gemalt? von Albrecht Adam (* 16. April 1786 in Nördlingen; ? 28. August 1862 in München).- Breite weiße Ränder etw. angestaubt und braunfleckig, kleine Randläsuren

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        An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, particularly the African, translated from a Latin Dissertation, . with additions

      Reprinted by Joseph Crukshank, London, Printed: Philadelphia 1786 - First American edition. Published the same year as the first edition. xvi, [2], [21]-155, [1, ads] pp. 8vo. Clarkson (1760-1846), along with William Wilberforce and Granville Sharp, was instrumental in convincing the British public and Parliament of the moral necessity of abolishing the slave trade. Clarkson's "Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species" (1786) galvanized a small group of abolitionists, though they were without political clout until Wilberforce, an MP, publicly took up the cause a year later. A motion for abolition, championed in Parliament by Wilberforce, was defeated in 1791. Not until 1807 did Parliament pass the act abolishing the slave trade. Kress B1028; Library Company of Philadelphia "Negro History 1553-1903" 46 (for the first edition); PMM 232; Sabin 13484; Shipton and Mooney 19561; Work "A Bibliography of the Negro," p. 258 (first edition) Disbound, stitched. Some tears along spine, browning and spotting of text. With the signature of Thomas Shoemaker on the title xvi, [2], [21]-155, [1, ads] pp. 8vo First American edition. Published the same year as the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, particularly the African, translated from a Latin Dissertation, with additions

      London, Printed: Philadelphia: Reprinted by Joseph Crukshank, 1786. First American edition. Published the same year as the first edition. xvi, [2], [21]-155, [1, ads] pp. 8vo. Disbound, stitched. Some tears along spine, browning and spotting of text. With the signature of Thomas Shoemaker on the title. First American edition. Published the same year as the first edition. xvi, [2], [21]-155, [1, ads] pp. 8vo. Clarkson (1760-1846), along with William Wilberforce and Granville Sharp, was instrumental in convincing the British public and Parliament of the moral necessity of abolishing the slave trade. Clarkson's "Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species" (1786) galvanized a small group of abolitionists, though they were without political clout until Wilberforce, an MP, publicly took up the cause a year later. A motion for abolition, championed in Parliament by Wilberforce, was defeated in 1791. Not until 1807 did Parliament pass the act abolishing the slave trade. Kress B1028; Library Company of Philadelphia "Negro History 1553-1903" 46 (for the first edition); PMM 232; Sabin 13484; Shipton and Mooney 19561; Work "A Bibliography of the Negro," p. 258 (first edition)

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World,. Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive... Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages... and now publishing under the immediate direction of George William Anderson, Esq.

      London: Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the Original Kings' Arms, 1784-, 1786. Folio, with 80 engraved maps, plans and views; half green calf, rebacked, preserving the original red morocco title label. A popular and important one volume edition of Cook's Voyages. Anderson states that he was "assisted, very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution... and by other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy", and the work contains some particulars not found in the official account.Anderson modestly observes that "some other Editions of these Works (unnecessarily extended to many large volumes, by loose printing, blank paper, and other artifices, practised by many mercinary persons) would cost the purchaser the enormous sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that the thousands of persons who would wish to peruse the valuable discoveries so partially communicated to the world, and view the astonishing fine copper plates, have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager curiosity; This Edition, being published in only Eighty Six-penny Numbers (making, when completed, One Large Handsome Volume in Folio) enables every person, whatever may be his circumstances, to become familiarly acquainted with those extraordinary and important voyages and discoveries... and the obvious intention of the King and Government, that the Improvements and Discoveries... might be communicated to the whole world, will of course be more fully answered".

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        Drey merkwürdige Aussagen die innere Einrichtung des Illuminatenordens in Baiern betreffend. Verfasser sind vermutlich: Cosandey, Utzschneider und Renner. München den 18ten Ostermonats 1786. 63 S. (Titelbl. fehlt) Die wahre Natur der Toleranz in Anmerkungen über eine Piece die betitelt ist: Josephs des Großen Toleranz ein theologisches Fragment. 1786. 148 S., 5 Bl. Antwort auf die Frage Christian Friedrich Menschenfreunds, warum ist der Wohlstand der protestantischen Länder so gar viel größer, als der Katholischen. Verfaßt von einem unverstellten Freunde des katholischen Glaubens, und des Staates. 95 S. Merkwürdiges Stück aus den Antiquitäten, derer Verfasser ein gelehrter Protestant ist. Mit einigen Noten begleitet von Aloys Merz der Gotte

      München 1786 - ca. 400 S. etwas späterer Halblederband erschien nach dem Verbot der Illuminaten in Bayern (1784, 1785) etwas bestossen, Titelblatt fehlt, Blätter anfangs teils angeschmutzt +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [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.

      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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        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, Venezia 1786 - Pochi naturali segni del tempo LX + 244 con 2 tavv.f.t. 304 con 1 tav.f.t. 304 e numerose ill.n.t. p. 3 voll in-8

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        Herrn de Pages Königl. Französischen Schifskapitains, Ritter vom St. Ludwigsorden, Korrespondenten der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Paris Reisen um die Welt und nach den beiden Polen zu Lande und zur See in den Jahren 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774 und 1776 : Aus dem Französischen übersezt [.]

      Johann Georg Fleischer, Franckfurt und Leipzig 1786 - gr. 8°, mit gest. Titelvignette, 7 ausfaltbaren Karten und 4 mitpaginierten ausfaltbaren Tabellen (S.713-716), 16 nn. Bll., 716 S., 2 Bll. (le. w.), Ldr. d. Zt GUB - DD92 A 34038 - Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, oberes kapital mit schmaler Fehlstelle. Papier etwas gebräunt und fingerfleckig, die Tafeln im Rand durch Überstand gebräunt und teils leicht verknittert. Seite 7/8 mit Eckabriss im weissen Rand. Gutes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Systematis plantarum Europae pars Philosophica. - Fundamentorum botanicorum pars prima, exhibens omnes dissertationes academicas, quae varios aphorismos, philosophiae, bontanicae illustrare possunt.

      Allobrogum,, Köln, 1786 - Teil 5-6 (von 7) = Band 1-2 in 2 Bänden. Köln, Allobrogum, 1786. 8°. LXXV, LXXVI, 604 S.; (4) 732, 52 S. Mit 5 gest., gef. Kupfertafeln u. 1 gef. Tabelle. Halbleinenband des 20. Jahrhunderts. Soulsby 20. - Band 5 und 6 (von total 7 Bänden) herausgegeben von Jean Emmanuel Gilbert. Die "Fundamenta botanica" Nr. 1 - 56. - Durchgehend stockfleckig und mit einigen Wurmgängen. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin Halbleinenband des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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        Beyträge zur Geschichte der Erfindungen. Kpl. Band 1-5.

      Leipzig: Verlag Paul Gotthelf Kummer 1786 - 577 Seiten plus 40 ungezählte Registerseiten am Schluß; 639 Seiten (Register mitgezählt), 622, 628 u. 638 Seiten (dito), Fadenheftung, Format 11 x 17,5 cm, private u. hartgebundene Pappbände der Zeit, handschriftliche Rückentitel. * Mischauflage (Bd.2-5 in Erstauflage, Band 1: "Zwote etwas verbesserte Ausgabe"). Jeder Band ist aufgeteilt in 1. bis 4. Stück, mit jeweils eigenen Titelblättern u. vorgebundenen Inhaltsverzeichnissen. Die Seitenzählung ist durchgehend, Inhaltsverzeichnisse sind ungezählt. Die Erscheinungsjahre auf den Zwischentitelblättern sind teilweise abweichend von den Haupt-Titelblättern: Bd. 1 = 1786 (1. Stück = 1783, 3.-4. Stück = 1785); Bd. 2 = 1788 (1. Stück = 1784, 2. Stück = 1785, 3. Stück = 1786, 4. Stück = 1788); Bd. 3 = 1792 (1. Stück 1790, 2. Stück = 1790, 3. Stück = 1791, 4. Stück = 1792); Bd. 4 = 1799 (1. Stück = 1795, 2. Stück = 1796, 3. Stück = 1797, 4. Stück = 1799); Bd. 5 = 1805 (1. Stück = 1800, 2. Stück = 1803, 3. Stück = 1804, 4. Stück = 1805). Erhaltung: Die Buchblöcke sind absolut fleckenlos, Buchblöcke und Einbände sind fest zusammen, die Schnittkanten gut gerundet. Beim Band 5 eine kleine Notiz mit Tinte auf dem Vorsatz. Die Stehkanten der Deckel sind etwas berieben auch die äußeren Ecken teilweise angestossen. Keine Einrisse an den Rückenkanten. Insgesamt Exemplare in einer sehr guten und frischen Erhaltung. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Eine größere Sammlung "Erfinder u. Erfindungen" wird von uns in den Antiquariats-Bestand eingearbeitet. Sie finden diese Titel innerhalb der Kategorien "Technik" und/oder "Maschinenbau & Fertigungstechnik". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natuurkundige Beschrijving der Zeën.

      - 's Gravenhage, by de Compagnie, 1786. Folio (415 x 265mm). pp. (4), xxv, (1), 216, with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 52 engraved plates of which 50 beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (small repair to foot of spine). The very rare coloured issue of this great classic on marine science. Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (Marsilli or Marsigli) is considered the founding father of modern oceanography. "In 1724 he published the first treatise on oceanography, 'Histoire physique de la mer'. In it he treated problems which until then had been veiled by error and legend. Marsili examined every aspect of the subject: the morphology of the basin and relationship between the lands under and above water; the water's properties (color, temperature, salinity) and its motion (waves, currents, tides); and biology of the sea, which foretold the advent of marine botany. Among the plants he numbered animals like corals, which before his time had been regarded as inorganic matter" (DSB). "In several aspects, Marsigli was a pioneer in hydrographical surveying. He was the first to draw depth-lines on a sea chart. This was a map of the Gulf of Lion, published in his work 'Histoire physique de la mer' (I.C. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici II, p.274). Count Marsigli was a Bolognese scientist nobleman, served in the army of Emperor Leopold I and attained high rank. He was the founder of the Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna and became member in 1722 of the Royal Society and was introduced by Newton. Marsigli's first essay on this subject under the title "Osservazioni naturali intorno al mare" was published in Venice, 1711. An extended version was issued "Histoire physique de la Mer" in Amsterdam, 1725, of which the above offered edition is a translation. Preface in Latin and Dutch by H. Boerhave.The colouring of the plates is exquisite. The plates show sponges, corals, algae, sea-weeds etc. The beautifully coloured allegorical frontispiece shows Neptune seated on a shell and surrounded by corals, shells and fish. Plates 1-5 are double page maps, 6-11 are likewise double page. A large uncut and beautifully preserved copy.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Luyken Landfort on inside frontcover as well as a small stamp of 'Haus Landfort' on title.Nissen ZBI, 2700. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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