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        Patmut'iwn Hayots: i skzbane ashkharhi minch'ew ts'am tearn 1784: est awandeloy ayleayl matenagrats'.

      I Venetik : I Tparani Petrosi Vaghvaziants', 1784-1786. - Quarto. Three volumes. I: 803pp.; II: 1060pp.; III: 896, 196pp. I: A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4-Ggggg4, Hhhhh6; II: A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4-Zzzzz4, Aaaaaa4-Qqqqqq4, Rrrrrr6; III: A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4-Vvvvv4, A4-Z4, Aa6. Volume 3 has imprint: I Venetik: I Tparani Hovhannu P'iats'iants'. Contemporary calf. All edges gilt. Illustrated with a map of Armenia in the text (volume I, page 566), and a folding map at the end of volume III, both handcolored in outline. Also, with an engraved plate in volume I facing p. 47.

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        The Pilgrim's Progress. A New [Second] Edition, divided into Chapters. [With] large explanatory and practical Notes. With the Life of the Author: by G. Burder. HANDSOME COPY OF A RARE COVENTRY ISSUE

      2 parts in one vol., 12mo., on laid paper, with an engraved frontispiece and 8 engraved plates, some mild age - staining (rather heavier on frontispiece and some plates), contemporary name on title; strongly and attractively bound in early nineteenth - century half roan, marbled boards tooled in gilt, back with four flat bands elaborately tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, a very good, firm copy in well - preserved period binding. With three pages of hymns and single - page publisher's advertisement at rear. L6 has short tear (not affecting text) and neat repair at upper margin. The work is divided into two parts as often. Burder was a Congregationalist minister [sometime active in Coventry] who began life as an engraver but subsequently played an important role in the founding of the RTS. His edition of 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1786) is the first to be divided into chapters and was frequently reprinted. This is apparently the second Coventry printing; we have a note of an earlier (1790) version issued by Luckman & Suffield. In the earlier issue the pagination is similar but the plates include a frontispiece to each part; here the number of plates remains the same, but all are numbered for inclusion in the first part. Rare. ESTC lists only the 1786 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; contemporary full calf boards (repaired at one corner and generally scuffed), rebacked in period style; internally very good. For the curious public at large. A popular and important one volume edition of Cook's Voyages, also included are condensed accounts of Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Anson and Drake.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".Forbes notes that the book was originally issued in weekly parts and later sold as an entire publication.

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        Collectanea ad Botanicam, Chemiam, et Historiam Naturalem Spectantia, cum figuris. 5 Bände (inkl. Supplement), vollständig.

      Vindobonae [Wien], ex Officina Wappleriana 1786 - Erste Ausgabe. Band 1: 1786. Seiten [1] - 386, Tafeln 1 - 22, alle fein koloriert. Contenta: Minora plumbi spatosa Carinthiaca / Valeriana celtica / Observationes Botanicae / Materia viridis thermarum Carolinarum / Plantae rariores Carinthiacae / Animadversiones in Crantzii stirpes Austriacas. -- Band 2: 1788. Seiten [1] - 374, Tafeln 1 - 18, davon Tafel 2 bis 7 nicht, alle anderen fein koloriert. Contenta: Observationes botanicae in Bohemia, Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Tyroli & Hungaria factae / Phalaenia vitisana / Descriptiones plantarum rariorum ad specimina sicca / Plantae rariores carinthiacae / Animadversiones circa Eudiometriam / Sideroxylum / Cimex Teucrii / Observationes botanicae. -- Band 3: 1789. Seiten [1] - 306, Tafeln 1 - 23, davon Tafel 20 bis 22 nicht, alle anderen fein koloriert. Contenta: Plantae rariores Carinthiacae / Observationes botanicae / Descriptiones plantarum rariorum ad specimina sicca / Entomologica / Convolvuli & Ipomoeae. -- Band 4: 1790. Seiten [1] - 359, Tafeln 1 - 27, alle fein koloriert. Contenta: De Metallis e Terris obtinendis / De Principio inflammabili / Observationes botanicae / Plantae rariores Carinthiacae / Amphibiologica. -- Band 5: Titel: Collectaneorum Supplementum cum figuris coloratis. 1796. Seiten [1] - 171, u. a. mit einem Index Universalis Plantarum in Observationibus (aller 5 Bände der Collectanea und der beiden Bände der Miscellanea austriaca), Tafeln 1 - 16, alle fein koloriert. - Alle 106 Tafeln vorhanden und ausklappbar montiert. -- Ca. 27,5 cm x ca. 22 cm, zusammen ca. 25 cm stark. Allseits Rotschnitt. Kräftige Pappeinbände der Zeit. In Latein. - Stafleu and Cowan, TL 3253. Nissen, Die Botanische Buchillustration 970. Pritzel, Thesaurus Literaturae Botanicae 4370. Sitwell, Great Flower Books 104. - Behandelt zum allergrößten Teil botanische Themen, auch auf den Tafeln. - Die "Collectanea" gelten als Fortsetzung der "Miscellanea Austriaca ad Botanicam, Chemiam, et Historiam Naturalem Spectantia" von Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin, die 1778 in zwei Bänden erschienen sind. Die Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Band 2 und Band 5 am Rücken mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Tafeln mit Pflanzendarstellungen überwiegend von feiner alter Hand mit dem botanischen Namen versehen. Im Index universalis zahlreiche handschriftliche Ergänzungen, sonst keine Einträge. Bis auf einige Vorsätze und Montageblätter der Tafeln nahezu nicht gebräunt und nicht altersfleckig. Die Tafeln nicht gebräunt, sauber und frisch, gelegentlich mit geringen Knickspuren am Rand. Bindung überwiegend gut und fest, an sehr wenigen Stellen ist das Bindematerial sichtbar. Zustand mindestens II (deutsche Schulnotenskala), abgesehen von den Einbänden. Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gerne per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        CHIRURGISCH - ANATOMISCHE ABBILDUNGEN  FÜR ÄRZTE UND  WUNDÄRZTE   - ICONES CHIRURGICO - ANATOMICAE IN USUM MEDICORUM ET CHIRURGORUM.  PARS PRIMA ( - PARS TERTIA)

      Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte e carta decorata al dorso, autore e titolo in oro su tassello arancione, greche e fregi in oro agli scomparti. Al contropiatto anteriore, ex - libris noveventesco del Prof. Ekbach, nonché timbro di allocazione in una biblioteca. I parte: frontespizio con titolo e, al verso, timbro della VI - 58 pagine numerate (a pag. 44 sono state inserite 4 piccole pagine di altro testo biografico dell'autore), XIX tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o al tratteggio, numerate XIV perché alcune, quelle al tratto, con doppia numerazione, diverse tavole con acquarellature ai grossi vasi sanguigni o al sistema venoso e arterioso rappresentano l'anatomia cranio - facciale . II parte: VI pagine numerate compreso l frontespizio, 76 pagine numerate, XIX tavole fuori testo incise ed acquarellate nei vasi sanguigni e nel sistema venoso e arterioso, di cui 8 ripiegate a doppia pagina longitudinalmente rappresentano l'anatomia ascellare, il braccio e l'interno della cassa toracica. III Parte: Vi pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio, 68 pagine numerate, XXII tavole fuori testo, alcune parzialmente ripiegate, incise e prevalentemente acquarellate ai vasi sanguigni e al sistema venoso e arterioso rappresentano l'anatomia della zona pelvica e quella degli arti inferiori. In totale 60 tavole fuori testo. Prima edizione di un'opera rara, rigorosa scientificamente e di notevole imponenza tipografica per il bell'apparato figurativo. L'autore fu un celebre anatomista tedesco, in epoca giovanile appassionato di speologia tanto che diedero il suo nome a una grotta e all'ursus spelaeus. Come anatomista ebbe grande rilievo, di lui prendono il nome tre strutture anatomiche: La fossa di Rosenmüller o recesso naso - faringeo laterale, La ghiandola di Rosenmüller, la porzione palpebrale della ghiandola lacrimale, l'Organo di Rosenmüller o epooforon. Entrato all'Università di Lipsia nel 1786, ne ricevette il grado di Magister nel 1792. Successivamente studiò a Erlangen e nel 1794 fu nominato Prosector dell'istituto anatomico di Lipsia. Conseguì il dottorato nel 1797, e dal 1802 fino alla sua morte fu attivo come professore di anatomia e chirurgia. Dal 1804 al 1809 ha anche ricoperto la carica di Physicus all'università. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, alcune diffuse fioriture per quanto lievi, alcune carte lievemente ossidate, più marcatamente poche di esse, lievi abrasioni al dorso e al piatto posteriore della legatura. Complessivamente ancora un buon esemplare.

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        An Explanation of the Case relating to the Capture of St. Eustatius.

      London: For J. Stockdale, 1786. - Second edition, first published in 1783. This slim volume recounts the case against Admiral Sir George Rodney and General John Vaughan, who were accused of privateering after the capture of the island of Sint Eustatius during the Revolutionary War. In the late 18th century, St. Eustatius, a Dutch-controlled island in the West Indies, served as a crucial entrepot for supplying the Continental Army with gunpowder and other supplies. A British blockade had made it difficult to transport supplies directly across the Atlantic Ocean to the American colonies, so various Caribbean islands, including Martinique, discreetly traded supplies to the revolutionaries. In 1776, St. Eustatius became the first foreign port to salute the flag of the United States, firing eleven guns in response to the thirteen fired by American brig 'Andrew Doria.' The ship had been sent to purchase supplies as well as to present the Dutch governor of the island a copy of the Declaration of Independence. This friendly relationship with the thirteen colonies made St. Eustatius a target for the British navy, who blamed the trade between them for Britain's failure to quickly win the war. On January 30, 1781, Admiral Sir George Rodney set out with 30,000 British troops to capture the island of St. Eustatius and put an end to trade with the colonies. Rather than launching an immediate assault, Rodney sent word to Governor Johannes de Graaff asking for a peaceful surrender. De Graaff agreed and by the next day the nearby islands of St. Maarten and Saba had also surrendered to the British troops. Rodney and General John Vaughan had signed an agreement whereby all confiscated goods would go to the British Crown, and they in turn expected to receive a significant percentage upon their arrival in England. Rather than delegating the task of appraising the plunder, Rodney and Vaughan did it themselves, holding a public auction of the seized goods, including naval and military stores, open to buyers of any nationality. This included the French and the Americans, who were able to purchase goods from the British for about half the price they would have paid had they bought them from the Dutch. When the British caught wind of this, Rodney and Vaughan were charged with privateering. Additionally, St. Eustatius at the time was a vibrant, multicultural community that included African slaves, British citizens, American loyalists, and a significant Jewish community. "The Jews suffered the harshest treatment even though some of them were British. The Jewish community at St. Eustatius was made up of some 350 Sephardic and Ashkenazim members. With the support of their brethren in Curacao and Amsterdam, they had built a synagogue, which they called Honen Dalim, meaning 'the one who is merciful to the poor,' of which there are still remains in St. Eustatius "The conquest of St. Eustatius was 'a day of desolation to the community at large & Jews in particular.' The Jews shared in the common 'Loss of their Merchandise, their Bills, their Houses, Clothes, [and] Provisions' but they alone suffered the separation of families and the banishment of their men who were not even told the destination of their exile. They 'petitioned, intreated, implored, [and] remonstrated against so hard a sentence, but in vain.' They were not allowed to keep their personal possessions, in contrast to the Americans, Dutch, and French. Those found withholding petty cash were set apart for punishment. The 101 adult male Jews were assembled under guard and had the linings of their pockets ripped open and their 'cloaths torn in pieces to search for concealed money' before thirty of them were 'hurried off the island, destitute of everything, to solicit the cold charity of Antigua, and St. Kitts.' The rest were locked in a weighing house for three days; they were released just in time to witness the auction of their belongings" (O'Shaughnessy, "An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean," pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Histoire d'Elisabeth, reine d'Angleterre

      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. Chez l'auteur A Paris 1786 - 1788 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in-8 (12x19,8cm) (4) cviij, 4!épp. (2) et (4) 484pp.. et (4) 563pp. (1) et (4) 671pp. et (4) 501pp. (2) reliés

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        VOYAGES MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 AND 1789, FROM CHINA TO THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA.

      To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a North West Passage; and some account of the trade between the North West Coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain. FIRST EDITION 1790, 4to, approximately 295 x 240 mm, 11¾ x 9½ inches, frontispiece portrait by C. Bestland after W. Beechey, 10 maps and charts, 3 folding, 2 being large folding maps, 18 engraved plates, including the frontispiece, mostly aquatints, the 2 large folding maps and the Views of the Philipine were lacking and have now been supplied from a copy of the atlas of the first French edition, there is an extra duplicate portrait frontispiece also taken from the French edition, pages: viii, (12) - Subscribers and Contents, xcv - Introduction, (1) - errata, 372, (108) - Appendices, bound in full antique calf with small gilt armorial device of the Signet Library to centre, rebacked with raised bands and retaining original gilt lettered morocco label, recornered, new endpapers. Covers marked and scratched, slight wrinkling to original frontispiece at inner edge, original frontispiece and title page faintly browned at edges, faded inscription in inner margin of title page, very occasional foxing to text, 10 pages of the Appendix foxed all over, occasional small pale stain to margins, many margins slightly dusty, most plate margins foxed, 5 plates have foxing to image, text lightly offset on 1 plate, 2 plates faintly browned, slight offsetting to text opposite plates, 2 very small closed margin tears, repaired neatly, small piece missing from 1 lower margin corner, neatly repaired, not affecting text, tiny chip to 1 fore - edge, neatly repaired. Binding tight and firm. A good solid copy with some foxing. John Meares (1756 - 1809) was an English trader and sea - captain. He gives a "splendid account of the Indian Nations met with on the North West coast of America, their situation, villages, populations, manners, customs and languages, together with the intercourse and commerce had with them by the members of the expedition. ... Like his contemporary, Captain Peron, Meares was also engaged in the fur trade between British Columbia and China. His vessels were seized at Nootka Sound by the Spaniards, who claimed all that coast as Spanish. War nearly broke out between England and Spain over the question, and the latter had to give way." Lande, A Bibliography of Canadiana, No.1346; "This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast". Lada - Mocarski, A Bibliography of Books on Alaska before 1868, page 172, No. 46; "Of special interest are 3 plates with Hawaiian subjects and 1 of the city of Macao"; Sabin 47260; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration Volume I, page 698, No. M86; Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 195. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770 - 1860 number 594 for a list of all the illustrations and a chapter on the Logographic Press. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also, The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo. Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c

      Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, 1786. Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Bulkeley dated 1785 The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged

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        Diccionario Geográfico-histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América

      - ALCEDO, Antonio de.- Diccionario Geográfico-histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América: es un sable: de los reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo Reyno de Granada. Con la descripción de suspensión Provincias, Naciones, Ciudades, Villas, Pueblos, Rios, Montes, Costas, Puertos, Islas. Descubridores, Conquistadores y Fundadores: Conventos y Religiones: erección de sus Catedrales y Obispos que ha habido en ellas: Y Noticia de los sucesos mas notables de varios lugares: incendio, terremotos, sitios, en invasiones que han experimentado: y hombres ilustres que han producido. Madrid, Benito Cano, Manuel Gonzales y Blas Román, 1786-1789. 5 volúmenes en 4º. Cuatro volúmenes en plena pasta, rueda dorada en planos, lomo con nervios, doble tejuelo, anagrama sin identificar al pie, tomo V en pergamino, perforaciones marginales sin afectar al texto. I: [2] + XIV + 791 p; II: [2] f + 636 p, III [2] f + 496 + 7 p; IV: [1] f + 609 p; V : [2] f + 461 + [3] + 186 p. Primera edición de esta gran enciclopedia de la geografía, la historia y la cultura de finales de la América colonial española. La úlltima parte del volumen 5, 'Vocabulario de las voces Provinciales de la America' (186 p), es un diccionario de palabras utilizadas en la América española, incluyendo términos geográficos y nombres de plantas, aves y otros animales propios de la región. El compilador fue coronel de un regimiento español de los guardias y la Real Academia. Ref: Leclerc 22, Palau 6029, Sabin 682. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adalriks och Giöthildas äfwentyr.

      Andra uplagan med förbättring. I-II. Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1786. 8:o. (6),434 + (2),452,(2) s. Två trevliga alrotsmarmorerade skinnbd från slutet av 1800-talet med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, röda titeletiketter, gröna nummerskyltar och röda snitt. Ryggarna ngt blekta och en ljus fläck på nummerskylten till del I. Minimal spricka nederst i främre ytterfalsen på första volymen. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Titelbladet till den första delen med en gammal bläcknumrering i övre marginalen, mindre bläckfläck på s. (6), enstaka marginalnoteringar och en reva i yttermarginalen på s. 27, ett litet hål i yttermarginalen på s. 29-41 och pappersförluster på s. 137-39 och 353, även dessa i yttermarginalen. Den andra delen med några mindre solkfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 326 och på sista bladet.. Första upplagan utkom 1742-45. De sista två opaginerade sidorna med bokreklam i del II

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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).

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        Beschreibung der vorzüglichsten Merkwürdigkeiten und Kunstsachen der Stadt Magdeburg aus den alten und neuern Zeiten.

      Güntherische Schriften, Magdeburg 1786 - Titelblatt mit 2 Kupferstichporträts ( Friderich Heinrich Ludewig, Prinz von Preußen sowie Herzog Ferdinand von Braunschweig.und Lüneburg ), 1 Blatt, 64 Seiten mit einer gestochenen Vignette. Ohne die im Titel angeführten ( 5 ) Kupferstiche. Neuerer goldgeprägter Halbpergament. Inhalt: Der erste Abschnitt behandelt historische Merkwürdigkeiten und die Kunstschätze Magedburgs ( besonders des Doms ), der zweite Abschnitt mit " Kurze und wesentliche Geschichte der Erzbischöfe von Magdeburg und ihrer Folge ", der dritte Abschnitt: " Es folgen nunmehr zum völligen Beschluß die anjetzo 1786 lebenden Domherren, Domofficialen, Domkirchen- und Schulbedienten, wie auch die Domkapitularischen Prediger außerhalb Magdeburgs ". ( Meinecke laut Titelblatt: Post-Accise-Einnehmer ) Einband gering fleckig, innen die ersten Seiten incl. Titelblatt mit stärkeren Randläsionen ( außerhalb des Textes ), stark fingerfleckig sowie angestaubt. Weitere Seiten mit kleineren Randläsionen, teils gering fingerfleckig.- sehr selten - ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        RECUEIL de PLANCHES de l'ENCYCLOPEDIE, par ordre des matières. Tome sixième.

      Panckoucke - A Paris, Chez Panckoucke & à Liège, chez Plomteux, 1786. 1 gros volume gr in-4, non paginé, contenant 202 planches simples & 88 planches doubles, de format in-4, sur les thèmes suivants: Bonneterie, Blanchissage des Toiles, Boursier, Broderie, Cordier, Cordage des Laines, Chanvre et Lin, Chapelier, Corderie, Coton, Couturière, Dentelle, Draperie, Filature, Frise des étoffes, Gaze, Marly, Habits & Costumes, Lingère, Métiers à Drap, Modes, Passementerie, Peignage des Laines, Peigne ou Ros, Retordage, Ruban, Soiries, Tailleur d'Habits & de Corps, Tapis de Turquie, Tapisserie des Haute-Lisse des Gobelins, Tapissier, Toilerie, Velours de Coton. Bon à très bon état des gravures, fort peu de rousseurs, quelques rares marges brunies ? Très rare complet. Reliure d'attente plein cartonnage muet, poids de l'ouvrage: 3,6 kgs.

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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: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786. [364] pp. plus 6 [of 8] pp. of music. Lacks the errata leaf. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, leather onlays on covers. Extremities worn. Small piece of titlepage torn away at fore edge, affecting border and two letters of text. Light tanning and foxing. A good copy. In a half morocco box. The Suppressed Original Episcopal Book of Common Prayer The American Protestant Episcopal Church was founded after the American Revolution as an adaptation of the Church of England in the new United States. The church was founded at a convention in Philadelphia in 1785, at which 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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        Familie am Abend in der Wohnstube bei der Handarbeit.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Velin. 30:26 cm. Verso: Seitenverkehrte Aquarellskizze des gleichen Motivs. Nach der Überlieferung soll es sich bei den dargestellten sechs Personen (Großmutter, Mutter, zwei Knaben und zwei Mädchen) um Mitglieder der Familie Rhomberg handeln. Gemeint sein könnte damit die Familie des Malers J.A. Rhomberg (1786 Dornbirn/Vorarlberg - München 1855), der seit 1827 Zeichenlehrer am Münchner Polytechnikum war und vermutlich Schwind bekannt war.. Zur Beamtenlaufbahn bestimmt, studierte Moritz von Schwind zunächst an der Universität in Wien. 1821 begann er dennoch ein Studium an der örtlichen Kunstakademie und war bis 1822 Schüler des Historien- und Porträtmalers J.P. Krafft (1780-1856) und des Nazareners L.F. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1788-1853). In Wien unterhielt er auch freundschaftlichen Kontakt zu Franz Schubert, Franz von Schober, Franz Grillparzer und dem Maler L. Kupelwieser (1796-1862). Auf Anraten von P. Cornelius (1783-1867) zog er 1828 nach München, wo er durch Vermittlung von Cornelius die Ausmalung des Bibliothekszimmers der bayerischen Königin mit Szenen aus Ludwig Tiecks Dichtung vornahm. 1835 reiste er nach Italien. Nach seiner Rückkehr schuf er Entwürfe für die Münchner Residenz und in der Burg Hohenschwangau. 1840 ging Schwind nach Karlsruhe, wo er für den Sitzungssaal des Karlsruher Ständehauses acht Rundmedaillons, für das Treppenhaus und die Erdgeschoß-Säle der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Fresken schuf. 1844 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main, wurde jedoch drei Jahre später als Professor an die Kunstakademie München berufen. 1855 wurde er in den Ritterstand erhoben. 1857 besuchte er London. 1866-1867 arbeitete er an der Ausmalung der neuerbauten Wiener Hofoper, für die Loggia und das Foyer.

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        Neuer Grundriss der Chursächs. Handels-Stadt Leipzig.

      O.O., o.V., 1786.. Kupferstichplan, Bildausschnitt 36 x 48 cm, Blattgr. 43 x 56 cm.. Dekorativer Stadtplan von Leipzig mit umfangreicher Legende am linken und rechten Bildrand; rechts etwas fleckig, mit Mittelfalz, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung.

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        Le Anitchità Romane . divisa in quattro tomi

      Stamperia Salomoni, Rome 1786 - Letterpress title to vol.I, 1 etched portrait frontispiece of Piranesi by Francisco Piranesi; 3 etched titles; 2 engraved index leaves; 1 double-page etched dedication to Gustavus III of Sweden; 245 etched plates on 212 leaves (13 folding, 112 double-page; 6 single-page plates printed on three double-page leaves; 56 single-page plates, 60 half-page plates printed on thirty single-page leaves), 1 etched headpiece, 1 etched illustration, 6 etched initials), extra-illustrated with two additional unsigned engraved plates of the Porta S.Sebastiano at the end of vol.I. [ bound with :] Francisco PIRANESI. Monumenti degli Scipioni. Rome, 1785. Letterpress title, pp.1-24, 1-3 text. 6 etched plates, 1 etched tailpiece, all by Francesco Piranesi and bound at the end of vol.II of the first work. 2 works in 4 volumes, folio (21 x 16 inches). Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century diced russia over contemporary yellow/ivory glazed paper-covered boards, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, black morocco in the fourth, the other compartments with an elaborate decorative repeat design. Provenance : P. Moreno (early letterpress book labels). Variant issue of the second edition of Piranesi's magnum opus with additional plates not found in earlier issues: the work by Piranesi's son, bound in at the end of volume II, shows the tomb of Scipio, which had recently been excavated. In an attempt to reflect the additional material the publisher has had various manuscript changes made to the letterpress title and to the index leaf in the second volume: the original printed date on the title has been carefully altered so that it reads 1786 instead of 1784, the words "Seconda Edizione" have been added, and the presence of Francesco's contribution is noted on the index leaf which reads "Monumenti degli Scipioni, VI Tavole adjunte 1785". "More than any other antiquarian work, the plates of the Antichità played a dominant role in conveying information [about the ancient city], and Piranesi was to develop a whole new range of specialized illustrations in order to reveal aspects of antiquity which had hitherto been largely neglected. His aim, as with all his archaeological publications, was two-fold: to record the vanishing past for scholars and to inspire contemporary designers to emulate the achievements of the past. In the Antichità Piranesi consciously sets out to apply a completely new system of archaeological inquiry to the study of the remains of antiquity. The first volume explains the urban structure of ancient Rome in terms of its walls, defenses and aqueducts as well as its civic and religious monuments. The next two volumes . are devoted to the extensive remains of tombs and funerary monuments around Rome. The final volume expounds the heroic feats of Roman engineering represented by the bridges and monumental structures like the Curia Hostilia (the substructure of the Temple of Claudio), Hadrian's Mausoleum (the Castel Sant' Angelo), and the Theater of Marcellus. [In this work there are also signs of] Piranesi's attempts to counteract the increasing claims for the superiority of Greek art and architecture being made by Winckelmann and Laugier" (Wilton-Ely I, pp.327-328). The son of a stonemason, Piranesi trained in the architectural studio of his maternal uncle, Matteo Lucchesi, and possibly with the artist and stage designer Ferdinando Bibiena at Venice before travelling to Rome as part of the Venetian delegation to honour the newly elected Pope Benedict XIV. Piranesi's early enthusiasm for antiquity was further excited at Rome, and the discoveries at Herculaneaum, which Piranesi visited, heightened his own and others' fascination with ancient ruins. After eight years of careful study and excavation Piranesi published this four-volume work in Rome in 1756. Its popularity was such that it swiftly established his reputation in Europe as the leading expert on Roman archaeology. F [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht von Schloß Assenheim in der Wetterau mit figürlicher Staffage.

      . Pinsel in Grau und Braun, mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 10,9:18 cm, auf braunes Albumblatt montiert. Das Aquarell zeigt das Schloß in dem Zustand, wie es nach den umfangreichen Umbauarbeiten des Jahres 1786 war. Das Hauptgebäude (links) existiert noch in der gezeigten For, während die beiden Nebengebäude um 1850 umgebaut (Mitte) oder abgerissen (rechts) wurden. Die exakte Bestimmung des Bildmotivs danken wir freundlichen Hinweisen von G. Maier, Fachbereich Kultur des Hochtaunuskreises, Bad Homburg v.d.H. und des Kreisarchivars P. Maresch, ebenfalls dort (Brief vom 29.11.2013).. Reiffenstein war Maler, Aquarellist, Zeichner und Radierer von Landschaften, alten Städten und Baudenkmälern, zumeist in Deutschland. Ein Italienaufenthalt 1851/52 ist durch Gemälde und Aquarelle belegt.

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        Le menuet de la mariee. - Gravure coloriee a la main.

      Vers 1786,. 30 x 22.5 cm, eau-forte et aquatinte coloriee a la main, papier legerement insole, encadrement en bois dore et sculpte (55 x 40 cm).. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        [Autograph letter, signed, to Reinier Arrenberg].Groningen, 2 February 1773. 4to. Brown ink on laid paper, addressed on the outside and with an armorial red wax seal.With: [PORTRAIT]. [PUJOS, André]. P. Camper, ...[Paris, André Pujos, 1786]. 4to. Mezzotint portrait on laid paper.

      For the portrait: Mercure Français, 1786, no. 10 (11 March 1786), p. 92; v. Eynden & v. d. Willigen IV, p. 176. Signed autograph letter from the well-known Dutch anatomist Petrus Camper (1722-1789), professor of medicine and anatomy at the University of Groningen, to the bookseller, publisher and newspaper editor Reinier Arrenberg (1733-1812), to let him know that circumstances had prevented him from completing his work for the first volume (1774) of the Verhandelingen van het Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te Rotterdam in the vacation and that he would not be able to complete his contributions in the coming three months as intended.The portrait was drawn from life by André Pujos (1738-1788) and executed in mezzotint by Claude Dominique Vinsac (ca. 1749-ca. 1800). It has no imprint or artist's name, but the Mercure Français described it and filled in many of the details: "très bien dessiné d'après nature par M. Pujos, & très-bien gravé par M. Vinsac, se trouve à Paris, chez M. Pujos, quai Pelletier, près la Grève." The letter has a chip where the recipient opened it (the piece torn off is still attached to the seal) and a hole through the foot of both leaves where it was probably tied with a ribbon. The seal itself survives virtually complete, but has been squashed, so that one cannot see details of the arms. The portrait has been trimmed down to the border and mounted on a backing sheet with a manuscript heading. Both are otherwise in very good condition. A letter from a well-known Dutch scientist, noting the difficulties that were to lead him to relinquish his professorship.

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        Pharmacopoea Gandavensis Nobilissimi Senatus justus Renovata. [BOUND WITH:] ORDONNANTIE van Heer ende Weth der Stad Gend, op den TAUX der Droguen en Medicamenten, Raekende de Pharmacie van de Apothecarissen der voorzeyde Stad. Tot Gend, By Judocus Begey, gezwooren Stads-Drukker (1787).

      Gandavi, Typis Judoci Begyn, 1786 (= 1787).. [10], 466, [ii]; [iv], 44, [iv] pp. 4to (20 x 24.5 cm.). Recent half brown morocco, spine with 5 raised bands; marbled boards.. An interesting municipal pharmacopoea, published by order of the Collegium Medici Gandensis under the editorship of the pharmacists J. de Bever, A.D. Goormachtigh, G. van den Haute, and J. de Vos. The popolar names of the Materia Medica also give in Dutch. This was the last of a series of the municipal pharmacopoeasof Gent. The first was published in 1653 as 'Antidotarium Gandavensis", followed by an edition in 1663, and in 1756 as 'Pharmacopoea Gandavensis'. This is the last municipal pharmacopoea published in Belgium, and new was that the names of the Materia Medica are given in both Latin and Dutch. Today very rare.-- (A number of leaves slightly browned and/or partly foxed).

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        A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction

      London: Skinner and Co., 1786. Quarto; engraved frontispiece not present, contemporary half sheep, head and tail of spine worn, extremities worn, but a fairly good copy in original condition. An unsophisticated copy of this rare auction catalogue, of particular interest to Australia and the Pacific for its many hundreds of natural history lots, including the enormous and important collection of shells, catalogued for the auctioneer by Banks's protégé Solander. Many of the specimens had been brought back on the Cook voyages from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.This is the auction catalogue for the dispersal of the collection of natural history specimens gathered by Margaret Cavendish Bentwick, second Duchess of Portland, which was "considered the finest in England and rivalled the best in Europe" (Dance Shell Collecting, An Illustrated History). The Duchess was a patron of Captain Cook, friend of Rousseau and Reynolds, and a colleague of Daniel Solander. Through years of intrepid collecting her magnificent home, Bulstrode House in Buckinghamshire, became her museum.Bulstrode or 'The Hive' as it was known is court circles, was a place of great activity, a place not only for the display of Margaret's collection but where she and her team of botanists, entomologists and ornithologists worked. Scores of people would visit, from scholars, philosophers and scientists to Royalty. The Portland Museum was legendary; a place of delights where the ancient and the living were arranged side by side and where people came to be amazed at nature captured in its full diversity.The catalogue was drawn up her chaplain and (long-time) librarian the Reverend John Lightfoot, with specialist assistance from others including Solander who described the cabinet of shells.

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        The Gentleman Angler, containing brief and plain instructions by which the young beginner may in a short time become a perfect artist in angling for all kinds of fish, with several observations on angle rods and artificial flies

      London: for G. Kearsley, 1786. Engraved frontispiece, 122pp, advertisement leaf bound in at end. 1 vols. 12mo. Later half-calf, spine in compartments with repeating fish stamp in gilt, fore and lower edges uncut. Preliminary and final leaves lightly browned, some light spotting throughout, later blanks and endpapers, binding somewhat rubbed. Ownership inscription on recto of frontispiece "Wm. Jones, 1791.". A good copy of this popular eighteenth-century fishing manual, was first published in 1726,and complete with its charming engraved frontispiece and the rare final leaf of ads. In fact, according to Westwood & Satchell, this edition of 1786 appeared as a "novel publication" and as such may be regarded as the first edition of an entirely new work.

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        The Gentleman Angler, containing brief and plain instructions by which the young beginner may in a short time become a perfect artist in angling for all kinds of fish, with several observations on angle rods and artificial flies

      London: for G. Kearsley, 1786. Engraved frontispiece, 122pp, advertisement leaf bound in at end. 1 vols. 12mo. Later half-calf, spine in compartments with repeating fish stamp in gilt, fore and lower edges uncut. Preliminary and final leaves lightly browned, some light spotting throughout, later blanks and endpapers, binding somewhat rubbed. Ownership inscription on recto of frontispiece "Wm. Jones, 1791.". A good copy of this popular eighteenth-century fishing manual, was first published in 1726,and complete with its charming engraved frontispiece and the rare final leaf of ads. In fact, according to Westwood & Satchell, this edition of 1786 appeared as a "novel publication" and as such may be regarded as the first edition of an entirely new work.

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        Les Six Nouvelles de M. de Florian

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot L'Aîné, 1786. Troisième édition. Illustrated. 1 vols. 12mo (11.75 cm Height). Bound in full crimson morocco, a.e.g., blue morocco doublures, gilt dentelles, by Auguste Petit and signed by the finisher at the back Maillard. Matching red morocco open faced slipcase.

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        Volksnaturlehre zur Dämpfung des Aberglaubens. Mit Kupfern.

      Braunschweig: Fürstliche Waisenhausbuchhandlung; 1786.. Erste Ausgabe. 17 cm. XXXII, 334 S., 2 Falttafeln, davon 1 Kupfertafel mit 9 Fig.; Vignetten. Schmuckloser Pergamenteinband. Einband etw. fleckig. Letzte Seiten mit Fleck auf Seitenrand. Kupfertafel etw. fleckig. Dennoch insg. guter Zustand.. Erschien aufgrund seiner Popularität noch in zahlreichen weiteren, bereits ab der 2. schon stark vermehrten, Auflagen. Der Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg ließ die Publikation in sämtliche Schulen einführen. Das Buch untersucht physikalische Vorgänge, z.b. Feuer, Gewitter usw. in ihrer Beziehung zum Volksglauben.

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        Geschichte des Thomas Jones eines Findelkindes. Aus dem Englischen. 6 Bde. Leipzig, Göschen, 1786-88. Mit gestoch. Porträt von G.G. Ender nach W. Hogarth. Kl.-8°. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit 2 RSch. (berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken verfärbt, Einbde. teils etw. lichtrandig; Rücken von Bd. 1 leicht abweichend gebunden).

      1786. . Goedeke IV/1, 587, 19.- Erste Ausgabe der klassischen Übertragung von J.J.Chr. Bode.- Teils etwas braunfleckig.

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        Rules and Instructions for Playing Skittles. By a Society of Gentlemen. [Broadside]

      London: G. Kearsley, at No. 46, in Fleet-Street, 1786. Engraved view at the head, the upper part "A View of a Skittle Ground" [actually of the skittle-ground at The Merlin's Cave Tavern in London, see below], and the lower part a "Plan of a Double Skittle Ground ..." the text in two parts each set in three columns, the imprint at foot notes that the broadside is available at "6d plain, or 1 s coloured". Broadsheet (19 x 22-1/4 inches). Some toning. Large margins, small chip at uper right corner, otherwise excellent. Engraved view at the head, the upper part "A View of a Skittle Ground" [actually of the skittle-ground at The Merlin's Cave Tavern in London, see below], and the lower part a "Plan of a Double Skittle Ground ..." the text in two parts each set in three columns, the imprint at foot notes that the broadside is available at "6d plain, or 1 s coloured". Broadsheet (19 x 22-1/4 inches). APPARENTLY UNRECORDED. Only the BM (Pr and Drawing copy, [Ex-Crace collection, on two jointed sheets]) is mentioned by OCLC and this is a different setting (see the image in the BM website). This copy uncut sheet, all-together a nicer tahn the BM example BM (P & Dr) 1880, 1113, 4880 or; see Paul Goodman, Sporting Life', BM 1983 cat. 206; see Crace Cat. P. 592 no. 70; see W. & A. Wroth The London pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century [pp. 54-55 ("The Merlin Cave, a tavern standing in the fields near New River Head, close to the present Merlin's Place, possessed extensive gardens and a skittle-ground, which was frequented by Londoners, especially on Sundays..."

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        Aritmetica teórica y practica, en compendio de las cuentas mas usuales y corrientes, tanto para el comercio de los Reynos de de Castilla, Aragon . como para los de fuera de él compuesto por Fr. Fermin de los Arcos, Religioso Capuchin

      Madrid, en la Imprenta y librería de Alfonso López 1786 - 4º menor (19,5 x 14 cm.) 3 h., X-229 págs. Pergamino de época. Incluye una tabla con el valor de las monedas, pesos y medidas de las dos Castillas, y otras muy curiosas como: “Tabla para saber con certeza lo que en limpio puede pesar una galera de vino o muchas cargas, desde una arroba hasta cinquenta”, “Declaración de la regla para ligar oro, plata, trigo, vino y lana”, “Cambio de las más principales plazas de Europa” Buen estado general, falta un pequeño trozo de papel en el último fol., sin afectar al texto. Palau, 15618 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Neue geheime Buch Chevilla von den wunderseltsamen Veränderungen der Erde, des Meeres, der Berge, des Himmels, von der Structur der Sonne, u.s.f. Herausgegeben von Z

      [Leipzig?, 1786. Two works in one volume, 8vo (191 x 113 mm). 1} 4 parts, 104; 80; 80; 80 pp. Woodcut tailpiece. 2} 80 pages. Woodcut headpiece. Occasional light foxing, but in fine condition, uncut and unopened, in original pale rose wrappers, titled in ink on backstrip. Partly illegible purple inkstamp of an unidentified German or Austrian library on front flyleaf.*** Anonymous partly scientific and partly religious speculations on the history of the planet, geology, astronomy, air, electricity, magnetism, and other questions of physics, published under provocative titles by clever publisher/booksellers. Until now, cataloguers have consistently misattributed the first work to C. S. Ziehen (as the publisher intended them to). Ziehen was a Protestant preacher and Superintendent from Zellerfeld in Lower Saxony who indulged in apocalyptic prophecies behind a facade of rationalism. The year before he died, in 1779 and 1780 he published articles and circulated manuscripts predicting that within the next six years massive earthquakes in the Alps would wipe out entire regions and eventually cause the continent of Europe to tip and sink southward. These apocalyptic visions were at first taken in earnest, partly because he buttressed them with sober pseudo-scientific evidence, such as the position of the star Capella in the constellation Auriga. But Ziehen?'s principal source was a supposed Chaldaic Cabbalistic manuscript called the Chevilla, containing the secret of the end of the world, which he owned and which he had succeeded in deciphering. Adding philological weight to his prophecies, he intimated links between the manuscript Chevilla and the star?'s name Capella as well as the words Sibylla and Cabbala ... After his death no such manuscript was found, and his writings were discredited, but for a time Ziehen had succeeded in fomenting a wave of panic in local burghers fearing the End. No less than Goethe and Herder mentioned his works, which were refuted by the likes of Lavater, the physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, and other scholars. The present four-part work, attributed to Herr Z., is a compilation of popular science posing as Ziehen?'s imaginary cabbalistic book, the Chevilla. The author of the informative article on Ziehen in the 1849 issue of the Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung (cited below) stated drily in a footnote (p. 900) that he had never seen the present work (whose imprint he gave as Linz, 1786), but that it was without a doubt a simple product of booksellers?' speculation (buchhändlerischer Speculation). An earlier compilation had appeared in 1784 under the title Das Buch Chevilla. There were several editions under the same title, apparently with varying contents: a few examples are digitized and do not match our edition. Library cataloguers have conflated these editions, giving the place of printing as Linz. Our edition appears to be from Leipzig. At the end of part 2 of this edition is a long priced list of books available in Leipzig at the house of ?"Sprachmeister?" F. A. Kritzinger, and ?"in Reinhold?'s bookshop?" at Freyberg (i.e., Freyburg, near Leipzig); another announcement of a work in press appears at the end of part 4. The equally spurious supplement by one ?"Monro,?" bound second, is a treatise on electricity, magnetism, and weather phenomena. On Ziehen and his prophecies, cf. Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung, No. 225 (Leipzig, 19 Sept. 1849), pp. 899-900 (Google books, viewed Jan. 2015); and B. Bauer, ?"Die Rezeption mittelaltlicher Prophezeiungen im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert,?" in Harms & Valentin, eds., Mittelalterliche Denk- und Schreibmodelle in der deutschen Literatur der Frühen Neuzeit (Amsterdam 1993), pp. 112-48.

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        "Basse Kaufmann aus Frankfurt am Main" (Dettmar Basse, 1764-1836), Büste, den Kopf nach links gewandt, im Alter von 28 Jahren.

      . Radierung, um 1786, auf festem Velin. 18,8:12 cm. Literatur: Nagler VI, S. 57. Nagler; Andresen/Heller 3, III (von III). Nagler, der wie Andresen/Heller nur 3 Radierungen Graffs kannte, benannte dessen Radierungen als "sehr selten"; Ausst. Katalog: A. Griffiths/F. Carey, German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe. London, British Museum, 1994, Nr. 11 mit Abb. Sehr guter und vollrandiger Abdruck.. Das Porträt zeigt den aus Iserlohner stammenden Kaufmann, den ein wechselvolles Schicksal von Iserlohn nach Frankfurt am Main, von dort nach Paris und 1802 nach Amerika führte, wo er u. a. die Stadt Zelienople in Pennsylvania gründete und einen der ersten Schmelzöfen im Westen Pennsylvanias in Betrieb nahm. 1795 trat er bei den Basler Friedensverhandlungen zwischen Preußen und Frankreich für eine Liberalisierung des Handels ein. Für die Stadt Frankfurt handelte er mit der französischen Revolutionsregierung einen Neutralitätsvertrag aus. Dem hessischen Landgrafen half er, die Kurwürde zu gewinnen.

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        Itineraire Instructif de Rome en faveur des etrangers

      1786. VASI, Joseph. Itinéraire Instructif de Rome en faveur des etrangers qui souhaitent connaitre les ouvrages de Peinture, de Sculpture & d'Architecture, & tous les Monuments Antiques & Modernes de cette Ville. Avec une description de ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable aux Environs. Two volumes bound in one. [4], iv, 316; [2], 317-638 pp. Illustrated with two engraved folding maps, 13 full page engraved plates (each with two separate images) and 46 engraved vignettes within the text, a few repeating. 12mo., 170 x 95 mm, bound in original marbled wrappers. Rome: Louis Perego Salvioni, 1786. |~||~||~||~| Fifth Edition, second edition in French. A very pleasing copy in the original wrappers of this popular guided tour of Rome meant for travelers on the Grand Tour. The work consists of eight "journees" or itineraries, all illustrated with fine vignette illustrations by Marien Vasi, son of the prolific illustrator Guiseppe Vasi who wrote the book and illustrated the earlier editions. The elder Vasi was a teacher and rival to Piranesi, and clearly his son shows influence from both. Front hinge starting, still a fine copy with crisp impressions of the illustrations. Rossetti, G-1318.

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        History of the Voyages and Discoveries Made in the North

      London:: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson,. 1786.. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Important work by leading scientist and explorer who accompanied Captain James Cook on his second voyage of discovery. Lacks last page of Index and the general map of Asia.Includes the two other large folding maps, the North Pole (frontispiece) and of Europe (p74), both by Forster.Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798), author and naturalist, was born in Prussia. He moved to England in 1766, eventually producing pamphlets on natural history. His acquaintance with Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander allowed him to be elected fellow of the Royal Society; another influential acquaintance got him the position of scientist on Captain Cook's second voyage, when Banks withdrew. It was Forster who convinced Andreas Sparrman, who was exploring South African natural history at Cape Town, to join the expedition. The volume consists of Books I, II & III. Book III, 'Discoveries Made in the North in Modern Times', Section XXXVII pertains to Cook's last voyage. Forster writes about the naming of Bering's Straits, the ice which prevented any further travel north, and the return to the Sandwich Islands, "which he had discovered just before his arrival on this coast". The death of Cook is described: "the young men that were with him must have been in some measure undisciplined and disorderly, otherwise he would not have lost his life". (p404).Large 4to, xvi, 489pp, Index, two folding maps. Lacking the last page of the Index & the General Map of Asia. Full calf, with raised bands, gilt rules at spine. Manuscript paper title label on spine. Boards rubbed and worn, calf pulling away from foredge at front board. Spine rubbed, small perforation about three inches from base. Sabin; 25138. OCLC: 228756275.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 30. XII. 1786.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Breslauer Dichter Samuel Gottlieb Bürde (1753-1831): "Mit Vergnügen übernehme ich die Composition Ihrer geistl. Oden und Lieder. Nur wie bald ich solche werde beendigen können, kann ich nicht bestimmen, da ich auf Befehl meines Prinzen eine Oper zu componiren habe, von welcher noch so viel wie nichts fertig ist, und die doch im kommenden Juny schon aufgeführt werden soll. Um dennoch keine Zeit zu versäumen, so bitte ich Sie, mir die Texte nächstens zuzuschicken, damit ich mich in Rücksicht ihrer musikalischen Bearbeitung mit ihnen bekannt machen könne. Manchen Text muß ich lange gekannt, ja lange auswendig gewußt haben, ehe ich im Stande bin, dazu eine schickliche Melodie zu finden. Und hiezu ist mein diesjähriger Winteraufenthalt in Berlin gar sehr bequem: denn zum strengen und ernsthaften Arbeiten lebe ich hier zu zerstreut, und bin auch nicht so logirt, wie ich dazu seyn müßte. Ich kann hier weiter nichts, als Ihre Texte fleißig lesen und auswendig lernen, und wie gerne will ich das, da sie von Ihnen sind! Dadurch habe ich dann, wann ich dabey zu componiren anfange, schon viel gewonnen, und setze mich dadurch im Stande, die ohngefehre Zeit zu bestimmen, wann ich damit fertig zu seyn gedenke. Im übrigen bin ich es sehr wol zufrieden, daß Hr. Löwe davon der Verleger sey, und um so viel mehr, da er ein so redlicher Mann und Ihr Freund ist. Über die Bedingungen werden wir leicht mit einander fertig werden. Ich wünsche von Herzen, mein liebster Bürde, daß Ihre Gesundheit nun gänzlich wieder hergestellet seyn möge. Auch wünsche ich, daß das Neue Jahr Ihnen Ursache geben möge, gänzlich zufrieden zu seyn, da Sie es bis jetzt noch nicht zu seyn scheinen. Ich bin mit meiner Frau gottlob gesund, und wir grüßen Sie und die liebe Ihrige von ganzem Herzen [...]". - Mit seinen weltlichen und geistlichen Kompositionen sowie mit seinen musiktheoretischen Schriften zählt Schulz zu den Wegbereitern einer dänischen Nationalmusik. Zu Bürdes geistlicher Lyrik bemerkt Walter Kunze, diese ginge "von einem orthodox-protestantischen Christentum aus, neigte aber später unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärung mehr zu einer Vernunftreligion mit Bevorzugung des Moralliedes. Bei aller Schlichtheit des sprachlichen Ausdrucks fand er doch zu ganz eigenen, der Aufklärung fremden Wortprägungen hin. Seine geistlichen Lieder drangen weit über Schlesien hinaus" (NDB II, 741).

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        De l'économie politique moderne. Discours fondamental sur la population.

      Londres, chez T. Hookham 1786 - One volume in 8vo; pp. VII, (1), 497, (3); red 19th century half morosso, raised bands, minor rubbing, spine richly gilt in compartments with gilt lettering, decorative endpapers, exlibris to front cover pastedown, inside clean and crisp, a very attractive copy. Rare first edition. J. Herrenschwand (1728-1811) was a late physiocrat. "Perhaps he should not be called a physiocrat at all, for he was not orthodox. But he was an able economist." (Schumpeter) And with his "Discours fondamental sur la population" he was certainly one of the precursors of Malthus. Cossa p. 289, Kress B 1075, Goldsmiths 13137, Einaudi 2889, Menger c. 592 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miyako Meisho Zue

      1786. KYOTO. Miyako Meisho Zue. (Collection of Pictures of Famous Places of the Capital). Six Volumes. By Rito Akisato. Xylographically printed and illustrated throughout, including many double page illustrations by Takehara Shunchôsai Nobushige. Osaka: Kawachiya Tasuke, Tenmei 6 [1786]. PLUS: _____________. Shûi-Miyako Meisho Zue. (Supplement to the Collection of Pictures of Famous Places of the Capital). Five Volumes. Xylographically printed and illustrated throughout, including many double page illustrations by Takehara Shunchôsai Nobushige. 4to., 259 x 183 mm, bound in original publisher's Japanese paper wrappers bound accordion style and stitched with silk-thread. Preserved in blue Japanese shitzu case. Osaka: Kawachiya Tasuke, Tenmei 7 [1787]. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this exceptional eighteenth-century guide to the famous sites of Kyoto and the surrounding region. Akisato's guide documents the views of the Kyoto region through detailed and specific visual and textual information. Because of the devastating Kyoto fire of 1788, copies of this rare work that have survived are of the utmost historical significance. The eleven volumes contain over 410 woodblocks printed on hand-made mulberry paper by Takehara Shunchôsai Nobushige who was active from 1772 to 1801. The illustrations record Buddhist and Shinto shrines and temples, religious ceremonies and funeral processions, New Year's celebrations, processions of the Emperor throughout Kyoto, portrayals of everyday life in the city such as merchant shops like the fan maker or the kimono seller, establishments for various arts and crafts, refreshment houses, and numerous depictions of aristocratic and Imperial estates. Specific views of note include: the monastery of Honganji dating from the Xth century, the temple of Sanjùsaugendò with the 33 statues of Buddha, a luxurious Imperial cortege, the sub-temples of Daitokuji, and the Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji paviklons, to list but a few. The volumes are dated Anei 9 [1780], however, we know that they were not actually published until Tenmei 6 [1786]. The success enjoyed by Akisato's Miyako Meisho zue was substantial, encouraging him to issue a five volume supplement a year later, with additional views and descriptive text entitled: Shûi-Miyako Meisho Zue, Tenmei 7 [1787]. The text in all volumes is a mixture of Chinese and Japanese; the legends to the illustrations appear in both languages as well. Often there are poetic or literary citations that accompany a particular view. The Imperial Capital of Kyoto was the national symbol of pride and power in Japan for over a thousand years. Most of the Imperial City perished in the great fire of 1788; only the temples and gardens situated in the mountains surrounding Kyoto survived destruction. Hence, Akisato's descriptions and woodcut illustrations remain of paramount value in recording a city that mainly disappeared a mere two years after the book's publication. Akisato's Meisho zue reinvented an old genre of illustrated guide-books in Japan; and within thirty five years most of the major cities and prefectures of Japan that attracted travelers had published guides to their celebrated sites. Akisato Rito (1776-1830) was responsible for the redesign and addition of the six new rocks in the Zen stone-garden masterpiece, Ryoan-ji, after the disastrous fire. In addition to the current publication, his other major works include a further meisho-zue or "guide book: Miyako Rinsen meisho zue (Illustrated Manual of Celebrated Gardens in the Capital) 1799, and the Ishigumi sonou yaegaki den (Transmission of Rock Compositions, Live Gardens, and Eight Types of Fences) 1827. Some minor rubbing to extremities of bindings, a small piece of the title to volume 4 missing, A few other minor paper flaws, overall, a fine, clean set. Rare. PROVENANCE: Early owner's name "Nakamura" (?) inside a few volumes. Kerlen, Catalogue of Pre-Meiji Japanese Books and Maps in Public Collections in the Netherlands, # 1065 & 1066. V. Béranger, Recueils Illustrés de Lieux Célèbres (Meisho Zue) ; objets de collections, Ebisu, Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tòkyò, 2002, n° 29, pp. 81-113. Chibbett, Descriptive Catalogue of the Pre-1868 Japanese Books, 139. Toda: Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago, 334 (one volume only).

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        In Hebrew:] Sefer Naveh Kodesh. Ve-Hu Kolel Hokhmat Ha-medidah Veha-meshulashim [.]

      Bi-defus ?evrat ?inukh ne?arim; Jüdischen Freyschule [546] 1786, Berlin - First edition. After leaf 10, numbering reverts to 1 and the text of Maimonides' Hilkhot ?idush Ha-Hodesh begins; Na?eh Kodesh continues as a commentary to it. In contemporary half cloth. (4°); (2), (10),(41) leaves and one folded, engraved page of geometric diagrams. Waltsch's work on geometry, trigonometry and astronomy, woth his commentary to Maimonides' Sanctification of the Month. Binding rubbed and bumped, light foxing throughout. Ink stain on title page. Overall a good copy. First edition. After leaf 10, numbering reverts to 1 and the text of Maimonides' Hilkhot ?idush Ha-Hodesh begins; Na?eh Kodesh continues as a commentary to it [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la ville de Chartres, du pays chartrain et de la Beauce.

      First Edition. Rare. Dedication to Monseigneur the Duke of Orleans, Philippe Egalite, Chartres was then in the same court qu'Orléans.Reliures romantic half blond sheepskin. Back smooth decorated with jewels and gold striping. Corners slightly bumped. A few pages of Volume II slightly stained. Rare book does not only interesting, as its title might portend, to history, but also the geography of the city of Chartres, causing main thoroughfares. The author, lawyer and surveyor of the city is well documented in the archives and brought together all that was written remarkably since the beginning of the city, stories, events ... The book proceeds chronologically from what is known of the oldest Chartres until 1786 in the form of annals. Information on agriculture, trade, customs ... A very useful and detailed index at the end of volume. Ultimately, directory of famous men of the country with biographical Chartres. Buffer ecclesiastical library on the title page of each volume. De l'Imprimerie de Deshayes et Chez Regnault Chartres et Paris 1786 2 volumes in-8 (13x20cm) (4) iij ; (5) xxxviij (10) 431pp. et (4) 522pp. (2) relié

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        Superstitio Impugnata (Manuscript)

      - Latin manuscript written in poetic style by C.P.F. Kurrer who was a distinguished member of the famed Latin Society of Jena. 89p. OCLC notes that a 16 page edition was published in Tubingen by Fues in 1786. This much larger version of several thousand lines is entirely handwritten in Latin poetic style. As William Clark as noted in his Charismata and the Origin of Research Universities, p. 158ff., "The Latin Society of Jena (founded 1733) .required members to submit written dissertations exhibiting eloquence and erudition." This was, of course, in contrast to the universities which like its English counterparts were still under the domain of the Aristotelian dominance through the Middle Ages and into the Early Modern period. These highly literate societies which existed outside the university system of rote memory became (as Clark as noted) the predecessor of the modern university system with seminars and original research. The Societas Latina Jenensis according to Scholarly Societies Project was actually founded in 1734. Manuscripta mediaevalia notes an autograph manuscript of 17 pages under his Latin name Carolus Philippus Friedricus Kurrer. Bound in old drab marbled paper covered boards with rubbing and wear. Internally fresh and written in a beautiful script with added green and brown floral accents and rules. Size: Small Octavo

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        Johann Georg Sulzers Theorie und Praktik der Beredsamkeit.

      München: Joseph Lentner, 1786,. (20) 256, (8) 184 Seiten, 1 Frontispiz; Orig.Ledereinband; 8°; 350g; Einband v.a. an Rücken und Kanten beschabt; Ecken bestoßen. Neuzeitlicher mit Faserschreiber ausgeführter Besitzeintrag auf Vortitelblatt; Buchblock teils braun- und stockfleckig; Schnitt bestaubt;. Johann Georg Sulzer (geb. 1720 in Winterthur - gest. 1779 in Berlin) war ein Schweizer Theologe und Philosoph. Sein Hauptwerk "Die Allgemeine Theorie der schönen Künste" wird als erste deutschsprachige Enzyklopädie hinsichtlich der systematischen Darstellung der Ästhetik gewertet. Vorliegendes Werk ist eine vom Herausgeber (Bearbeiter) ausgefertigte Zusammenstellung jener Teile von Sulzers o.g. Werk, die sich auf die Rhetorik (Redekunst) beziehen. Kirchmeyer (reg. Chorherr des Stiftes Weyarn [Bayern] und zugleich Rhetoriklehrer in München) fügt den theoretischen Ausführungen Sulzers (erster Til des vorliegenden Werkes) in einem zweiten, praktischen Teil konkrete Briefe, Beschreibungen und Erzählungen, Philosophische Aufsätze und Reden an. _ Ganzledereinband der Zeit, mit goldgeprägter Vignette auf Vorder- und Rückdeckel ("virtutis et doctrinae praemium in gymnasio electorali mannhemii.") Eingebunden ein Besitzblatt "ex electorali munificentia serenissimi et potentissimi principis ac domini Maximiliani Josephi . (Sept. 1800) _ x1x

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        Freymäurerlieder mit Melodien. Berlin, G. L. Winter 1771. 8°. 2 Bll., 92 S., mit allegor. Titelkupfer v. J. W. Meil, 6 gest. Textvignetten u. Noten im Typendruck, Umschl. d. Zt.

      . . Wolfstieg 39718.- Erste gedruckte Liedersammlung dieser Loge.- Enthält 29 deutsche und 4 französische Lieder mit Noten.- Der preußische Jurist Johann Wilhelm Bernhard Hymmen, ab 1786 von Hymmen (* 1725 in Schwelm, Westfalen; 9. April 1787 wohl in Berlin) war Ratgeber des Prinzen Friedrich August von Braunschweig und Freimauerer der Großen National-Mutterloge "Zu den drei Weltkugeln".- Vorsatz mit eigenh. Widmung des Verfasser an Baron de Plommerfeld.- Nur gering gebräunt oder fleckig, # Very rare Masonic songbook with musical notes.-

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        June 17th, 1786. Sale of Books, Folio, Paper Cases, Maps, Prints, and Letter-Cases, At the Shop late Mr. Haworth's, Grocer, in St. Mary's-Gate, Manchester.

      Manchester 1786 - Single sheet, sm. 4to., 15cm x 15cm., light stains grinning through, laid down on backing sheet. Not traced in ESTC on line.

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