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        Frauenkopf im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts.

      - Rote Kreide, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: D & C Blauw, rechts unten signiert und datiert „Schmuzer fec 1787" (verwischt und nur noch schwach sichtbar). 50,5:36,8 cm. Papier insgesamt leicht angeschmutzt, mit kleineren Restaurierungen in den Rändern. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Österreichische Zeichnung des 18. Jahrhunderts: Ausgewählte Werke aus böhmischen und mährischen Sammlungen. Bearb. von P. Preiss, Prag 1996, Nr. 57, Abb. S 110. Der Sohn von Andreas Schmutzer (1700-1740) war zunächst Schüler der Wiener Akademie, später J.I. Mildorfers (1719 – nach 1756). Es folgte ein kurzer Aufenthalt in Preßburg, danach die Übersiedlung nach Wien. Hier wurde er Zeichenhilfslehrer am Emanuel-Savoyschen Institut. 1762 unternahm er eine Studienreise nach Paris, wo er an der Akademie und ebenso bei J.Gg. Wille (1715-1808) tätig war. 1766 folgte die Berufung nach Wien als Hofkupferstecher, 1771 die Ernennung zum Oberdirektor der erbländischen Normalzeichenschulen und auch als Direktor der Wiener Akademie, wo er die Kupferstichklasse führte. Darüber hinaus war er Mitglied der Akademien in Berlin, Dresden sowie Kopenhagen und Petersburg. Zeichnungen von Schmutzer befinden sich in Wien in der Akademie der bildenden Künste und in der Albertina, in der Graphischen Sammlung von Stift Lambach, in den Kupferstichkabinetten der Museen in Budapest, Berlin, Dresden, München etc.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). "Frederic le Grand, retournant a Sans-Souci a pres les manoeuvres de Potsdam accompagne de Ses Generaux. - Dedie et presente par permission a Frederic Guillaume II. Protecteur des beaux arts en Prusse". Ganzportrait des alten Königs zu Pferde mit seinen Generalen vor Potsdam.

      . Kupferstich v. Clemens n. E.F. Cunningham, 1787, 57 x 85,5. v. Campe (Ergänzung) 553. - Zeigt Friedrich den Großen mit seinen Generalen und anderen wichtigen Persönlichkeiten, darunter die späteren Könige Friedrich Wilhelm II und Friedrich Wilhelm III, die Generale de Lafayette, Ziethen, von Möllendorf, von Prittwitz und den Herzog von York. - Dekoratives und seltenes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Atlas Encyclopédique, contenant la Géographie Ancienne, et quelques Cartes sur la Géographie du Moyen Age, la Geographie Moderne, et les Cartes Relatives a la Géographie Physique

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1787-1788. First edition. 4to. Two volumes: 65 pp., tables 77 engraved maps, mostly double-page, four with hand-colored outline; 110, (2) pp., 63 engraved maps (numbered 78-14), mostly double-page. Includes 22 maps of the Western Hemisphere and 12 maps of the Pacific islands. Recent quarter-calf and marbled boards, gilt spine title; old tideline in first two leaves of volume one, some marginal worming in each volume, not affecting text, a little interior soiling. Still a very good copy in sturdy new bindings.

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        Memorie Storiche dell' Antichissima Citt di Alba-Longa e dell' Albano Moderno

      Roma, Giovanni Zempel, 1787. xvi, 271 p., 2 maps (one folding); 29 cm. Bound with his Lettera dell' autore delle memorie Albane al cittadino Emmanuele Lucidi canonico dell' Ariccla ed autore delle memorie Aricine, Roma, A. Fulgoni, 1798, 1 preliminary leaf, 38 p.; 28 cm. Lozzi 32 (V. 1, p. 110). Very Good in vellum spine and marbled paper over boards. Stock#OB1045.

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales

      London: Printed for Hooper & Wigstead. No. 212 High-Holborn, [n.d. circa 1787]. “New edition”. seven of the volumes in three-quarter brown morocco over boards, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt; volume VIII rebacked with modern brown smooth calf and with new endpapers. Bindings worn, volume I front covers detached (but present), hinges on several other volumes weak, all covers dust soiled, a few additionally with spot marks, interiors slightly foxed in places but overall very nice. Quarto. Eight volumes; the last being Supplement which includes the islands of Guernsey and Jersey Profusely illustrated with full page engravings of castles, monasteries, architectural drawings and maps. The frontispiece in volume VIII is a portrait of Grose With the bookplate of Mary Macmillin Norton in each volume “Illustrative accounts of both [general history of ancient castles and terms relative to their construction etc.] are therefore here given, compiled from the best authorities; and as most of these buildings are either of the Saxon architecture, or of that stile commonly called Gothic ... Domesday-book being quoted in several descriptions ... In order to render every article as clear as possible, the verbal descriptions, where capable, are illustrated by drawings.” - from introduction. Francis Grose (1731 - 1791) was an eminent English antiquary. His father had secured a position in the College of Arms which he left in 1763. He has been left in comfortable circumstances by his father but entered into the Surrey militia of which he became an adjutant and paymaster. However, his lifestyle was such that he quickly found himself without funds. He had a talent for drawing and undertook a work which was published over a period of years, and quickly became very successful, “Views of Antiquities in England and Wales” begun in 1773. He kept adding volumes to it and the islands of Guernsey and Jersey were completed in 1787 .

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        La police de Paris dévoilée.

      Garnery, Treuttel, de Boffe, Paris, Strasbourg, Londres - Deux volumes (An 2 de la République) in-8 (19,5 cm x 13 cm), 402 (2)-330 pp. Tome I : Un frontispice, 3 tableaux dépliants : Etat de la Saline et du Poisson d'eau douce, des légumes et Epiceries destinés à l'approvisionnement du Carême de 1787, comparé avec les quantités de 1786, Epiceries, Légumes secs. Tome II : 2 tableaux dépliants : Etat des personnes détenues, d'ordre du Roi, dans la maison de Maréville en 1788, Nom des personnes détenues. 1/2 basane fauve à petits coins. Dos lisses ornés de filets dorés. Pièce de titre et de tomaison vertes. Coiffes usées. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alphabetum Barmanorum seu regni Avensis. Editio altera emendatior

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1787. Second, revised edition, following the 1776 first edition. Text rewritten, plate enlarged. Folding engraved plate of Pali text by G. Expilly, each page printed within a border of typographical ornaments, numerous examples of Burmese types. [iii]-xvi, 64 pp. Lacking [a1] blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. Second, revised edition, following the 1776 first edition. Text rewritten, plate enlarged. Folding engraved plate of Pali text by G. Expilly, each page printed within a border of typographical ornaments, numerous examples of Burmese types. [iii]-xvi, 64 pp. Lacking [a1] blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Birrell & Garnett 21; Smitskamp PO 212

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        1787 History of Scotland William Robertson Queen Elizabeth Portrait England SET

      London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, MDCCLXXXVII. [1787] - 1787 History of Scotland William Robertson Queen Elizabeth Portrait England SET INCREDIBLE Portrait Engravings / VERY Rare! William Robertson (1721 – 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. “The thirty years during which [he] presided over the University perhaps represent the highest point in its history.” We do not find another example of this same set for sale anywhere else worldwide. This printing is extremely scarce! This beautiful two volume set contains four portrait engravings, one of which is of Queen Elizabeth! Main author: William Robertson Title: The history of Scotland : during the reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI. till his accession to the crown of England. With a review of the Scottish history previous to that period; and an appendix containing Original Papers. In Two Volumes. By William Robertson, D.D. Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and Historiographer to his Majesty for Scotland. Published: London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, MDCCLXXXVII. [1787] Language: English Note on portraits: Queen Elizabeth I + handwritten letter of John Thane Mary Queen of Scotland Queen Mary Thomas Howard the 4th Duke of Norfolk FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 534 + 559 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such; Illustrations: 5 plates Publisher: London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, MDCCLXXXVII. [1787] Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlante Español ó Descripción General, Geográfica, Cronológica e Histórica de España, por Reynos y Provincias: de sus Ciudades, Villas, y lugares más famosos... Tomo XIII, Tercera Parte del Reyno de Córdoba, en que se concluye el Reyno de Jaén

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de González, 1787. 4to. menor; 310 pp. Con dos láminas plegadas, Úbeda y Alcalá la Real, grabadas por Palomino. Encuadernación de la época en piel con tejuelo.

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        Reflex?es sobre as usuras do mutuo Contra a DissertaÁ?o Theologico-Juridica, e o Discurso Politico de hum anonymo a respeito dos juros do dinheiro, Que em huma Carta offerece a hum seu amigo.

      Lisbon, Na Offic. Patr. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1787. - Small woodcut vignette on title page, typographical headpiece on p. 3. 331, (1) pp. 8?, contemporary cat's paw sheep (slight wear to corners; very slight wear to head and foot of spine), spine richly gilt with raised bands in five compartments, crimson morocco lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, text block edges rouged, marbled endleaves. Very small light to middling ink stain in lower margin of about half the book. Overall in very good condition. Old (contemporary?) printed paper tag (1.4 x 4.2 cm.) of "Luiz Thomaz" on upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this discourse on usury and interest. Manoel de Santa Anna, a Franciscan, wrote the work in response to Manoel de Santa Anna Braga's @DissertaÁam theologico-juridica, 1784, and Jo?o Henriques de Sousa's @Discurso politico sobre o juro do dinheiro, 1786 (the earliest work on the subject by a Brazilian).---- InnocÍncio V, 358 (without collation); on the author, cf. VI, 178 and XVI, 305. Kress, @Luso-Brazilian Economic Literature Before 1850, p. 4. Goldsmiths'-Kress 13478.45. JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 787/1. Cf. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 822: mentions the work as a reply to Sousa. NUC: MH-BA, RPJCB. OCLC: 65335556; 611659140; 535444033 (reproductions from the copy in the Kress Library); 145432394 (British Library, John Carter Brown Library). Porbase locates two copies: in the Biblioteca Central da Marinha, and the Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II-Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa. Copac repeats British Library and locates two online copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catechismus Romanus: ex decreto Concilii Tridentini iussu S. Pii V editus.

      [Rome], Propaganda Fide, 1786 [= 1787]-1787. - 2 volumes. 8vo. The pages progress from right to left like a normal Arabic book. With an Arabic title-page on the second page of each volume, each with the Propaganda Fide's woodcut Jesus and apostles device and each preceded (on the back of the same leaf) by a Latin half-title. Further with woodcut tail-pieces, 1 woodcut decorated initial, and tailpieces and factotums built up from cast fleurons. Set in 2 sizes of nashk Arabic type, with the 13-page dedication to Pope Pius VI and a few other preliminary pages also in Latin on the facing pages, set in roman and italic type. [40], "976" [= 980]; [8], "855" [= 847], [1 blank] pp. Early 19th-century half sheepskin parchment, sewn on recessed cords with a hollow back, hand-lettered spine titles, shell-marbled sides, brown sprinkled edges. First unabridged Arabic edition of the catechism translated from the Latin version authorized by the Council of Trent and the most extensive Arabic catechism ever published, comprising 1827 pages plus preliminaries. It follows the Roman Catholic rite and was printed and published by the Propaganda Fide in Rome. It is based on the Latin text authorized by the Council of Trent under Pope Pius V, first published in Latin in 1566. While some small Arabic catechisms of a few dozen pages had been printed as early as 1580, only a few more extensive ones had appeared, with Bellarmino's growing from 86 pages (not including the parallel Latin text) in 1613 to 411 pages in 1770 and De Beauvais and Richelieu's 1640 Paris edition comprising 415 pages. The present edition is probably the most extensive Arabic work that the Propaganda Fide ever published. Volume 1 is dated 1786 on the Latin half-title and it may have been issued without the dedication (quires *-2*) in that year, but the dedication is dated 22 December 1787 and volume 2 is dated 1787 on the half-title. The Vatican established the Propaganda Fide in 1622 to promote Catholic missionary work, especially in the Middle and Near East, and it set up its own printing office in Rome in 1626. The printing office acquired many types for exotic languages from various earlier Roman printing offices that had operated under the authority of or in close cooperation with the Vatican and also had many new types cut for them, mostly by their own in-house punchcutters. In this way they assembled what was probably the largest collection of exotic printing types in the world, most of them exclusive to their press. The press had declined in the 18th-century, but began to flourish again when the future cardinal Sefano Borgia took chage of the Propaganda Fide and Giovanni Cristoforo Amaduzzi of the press in 1770. The type used for the main text of the present catechism was cut for the Propaganda Fide, probably in-house, and first used for Tommaso Obizzino, Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latina, 1636. With a nineteenth-century library stamp, apparently from the Propaganda Fide's own college, in the unprinted areas on both Arabic title-pages (only partly legible, but apparently reading "Pont. Univ. de Propaganda Fide"). With occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing and an occasional quire slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional tiny hole or small marginal chip. Only slightly trimmed, preserving an occasional deckle. The most ambitious Arabic catechism produced to this date. Schnurrer 308; WorldCat (2 copies); not in Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis.

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        Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books . from the Text of Dr. [Thomas] Newton. With the Life of the Author

      Printed for William Young and Joseph James, Philadelphia 1787 - Second American edition, following the Bell edition of 1777. The first edition was published in 1667 and the first Newton edition in 1749. 12mo. Shipton and Mooney 20525 Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary sheep, red morocco label. Rubbed, upper joint cracking, fore-edge of H1 cut away to remove signature, affects some individual letters but not legibility of text, endpapers torn, text browned and spotted. In a leather tipped brown cloth open end case Second American edition, following the Bell edition of 1777. The first edition was published in 1667 and the first Newton edition in 1749. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed

      1787. Signed. ARNOLD, Benedict.Autograph letter signed.London, April 30, 1787.Outstanding two-page autograph letter, dated 1787, from Benedict Arnold to his Canadian fiduciary, James Hayt, rebuking him over the mishandling of Arnold?'s property and instructing him to make immediate preparations in St. John, New Brunswick, for the arrival of Arnold and his family from London, written and signed by Benedict Arnold.In this scathing letter, Arnold rebukes James Hayt for the mishandling of his property of his property in St. John, New Brunswick. After Arnold committed his infamous acts of treason during the Revolutionary War, he fled to England. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, he was accorded neither acclaim nor position. Wracked by disappointment, he decided to move to Canada. This letter concerns James Hayt?'s failure to take care of Arnold?'s Canadian estate and to adequately prepare for Arnold?'s imminent arrival in St. John.The letter, which is addressed on the last page to Mr. James Hayt of St. Johns[sic], New Brunswick and which bears a return address of General Arnold, London, is written entirely in Arnold?'s hand on the first two pages of the folded sheet. It reads: ?"London, April 20th, 1787, Dear Sir, I have wrote you several times since my arrival in England, but to my great astonishment, & mortification, I have never read a line from you or any of my other friends at St. Johns since I left it, nor do I know to what cause to impute your Silence. From the assurances which your brother gave me, that he did not doubt he should be able to collect Six or Eight hundred pounds in Bill in Debt I have for some time been in expectation of Receiving a handsome remittance from Mr. Henry, instead of which I have lately been presented with several of his Draufts, — With the property which I left in his hands I cannot consider it possible that he would be under a necessity of drawing on me, and why he has done it I cannot conceive. I can only conjecture and am much alarmed, lest he should take this advantage of my absence, to abuse his trust, and embezzle my property. — I wrote you and your Brother but I am on this subject and inclosed a power of Atty to him should my fears Respectg. Mr. Henry be realized. I beg you will both put yourselves to prevent his Injuring me, and take the Charge of my Affairs into your own hands, for which purpose, this letter, should my power of Atty to your Brother have miscarried, shall be your sufficient authority, & I make no doubt will answer the purpose until my Arrival at St. Johns. — The ship which I have chartered is near loaded. I expect to Embark in Eight or nine days, for St. Johns, with my family, I took the liberty in several former letters to request you would be so good as to Assist Mr. Henry in procuring me the largest & best house you could get for their reception, which I now repeat, lest those letters should have miscarried, I wish the House to be ready by the Middle of June, & engaged for 16 to 18 months, by the end of which time I hope to have one built, — I shall bring out a very general & handsome assortment of good, & have some proposals to make to you when I come out which may be to our mutual advantage — Pray present my Compl. to all enquiring Friends… B. Arnold.?"Although Arnold did eventually arrive in St. John and become engaged in the mercantile trades and lumber industry, he was not a success. Even there, he failed to find any sort of warm welcome. In 1791, he returned permanently to London. This letter seems to foreshadow the difficulties Arnold would face in Canada and, indeed, for the rest of his life.Text exceptionally clear and fine, original crease marks, a few small open tears to rear leaf not affecting text (from seal removal), a few spots of embrowning. An exceptional autograph letter in near-fine condition. Quite scarce and desirable.

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        Leiden des jungen Werther. Angebunden: Leopold Friedrich Günther von Göckingk: Lieder zweier Liebenden. 3. verbesserte Ausgabe. (Leipzig, Weidmann, 1819). 2. Einzeldruck der 2. Fassung von 1787 (Goethe). 2 Titel in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen (Goethe), 1787.. Titel, 196 S. (Goethe), 158 S. (Goeckingk). 8°, blauer Pappband um 1820 mit Rückenschild.. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen; Kapitale mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen (jeweils ca. 0,5 cm) und oberes Kapital auch mit winziger Fehlstelle; Ecken und Kanten mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; 1. Titel (Werther) stockfleckig und etwas gebräunt sowie teils auch braunfleckig; 2. Titel (Goeckingk) stock- und braunfleckig; Wappenexlibris (Radierung) "Hollatius" auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. Zum Werther: Einzeldruck aus dem 1. Band der "geringeren" Ausgabe der "Schriften" (= Ausgabe S² nach Hagen) aus dem Jahr 1787 (zu diesem 4-bändigen Nachdruck Göschens von Goethes Schriften vgl. Hagen I, 12 bzw. Goedeke IV/3, 4); Ausgabe ohne Komma hinter "Göschen" auf dem Titel und mit durchgehender Bogennorm "Goethe's W. I. Band." (A, B, C etc.) - hier eine Variante ohne gest. Titelvignette, die Hagen nicht aufführt (Hagen kennt nur Ausgaben mit Vignette). Vgl. Hagen II, 99 (D 5); Goedeke IV/3, 164.A.2.s.. Zu Goeckingk: Goedeke IV/1, 970.7; WG², 19.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance Capitaine Cook by Anders Sparrman - 1787

      1787. Contemporary paste-paper boards. Good. Sparrman, Anders. Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Esperance et autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le Pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. 16 folding engraved plates; folding map. xxxii, 388; [4], 366, [2]; [4], 363 pages, including half-titles. 3 volumes. 8vo, 191x117 mm, contemporary paste-paper boards, spines and joints worn; occasional heavy browning of text, dampstaining in blank upper and lower margins of plates in Volume 2, and in lower inner corners of opening leaves and map in Volume 3, small tear middle left of map at fold; most pages clean and nice. Overall a fairly nice set - compare at $1200 - $1700 for similar sets! Paris: Buisson, 1787. First octavo edition in French, published the same year as a 2-volume quarto edition. "Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist who accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage. This work is mainly concerned with his travels and natural history expeditions in South Africa"--Hill, page 279 (1785 edition in English). Beddie 1280 (this edition).

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        Winterlandschaft mit Schlittschuhläufern (Ölgemälde auf Platte).

      19. Jahrhundert. Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte; Format: 43,3 x 35,2 cm. Der hochwertige Barockrahmen (Torrigiani Altgold, Rahmenbreite: ca. 5 cm) wurde eigens für das Bild angefertigt. Das Gemälde zeigt eine niederländische, von Schnee- und Eisflächen bedeckte Winterlandschaft, in der sich mehrere Personen, einige von ihnen augenscheinlich auf Schlittschuhen, bewegen. Im rechten Bildbereich ist ein reetgedecktes Bauerngehöft zu sehen. Das dürre Geäst mehrerer Bäume unterstreicht die Kargheit der Landschaft. Ein rückseitiger Galerieaufkleber weist das Gemälde als Werk des niederländischen Malers Andreas Schelfhout (1787 - 1870) aus und beschreibt das Bild zusätzlich mit folgendem Text: "Hiver - De nombreux . circulent sur une riviere prise par la glace. A gauche une barque a moitie echouee sur le bord; de l'autre cote le batiments d'une ferme entoureede quelques grands arbres." Schelfhout, ein Schüler des Theatermalters Johannes Breckenheimer, spezialisierte sich früh auf Landschaftsmalerei. Bevorzugte Motive wurden niederländische Winterlandschaften, die Schelfhout in zumeist kleinformatigen Gemälden abbildete (im Niederländischen gibt es für diese Bilder den Begriff "Schelfhoutjes"). Schelfhouts Bilder sind vor allem in Niederländischen Museen (Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam), aber auch in Brüssel, London und Frankfurt (Städel) anzutreffen. Schelfhouts Gemälde und Aquarelle sind zum Teil hochdotiert und werden in zahlreichen europäischen Auktionshäusern gehandelt, unter anderem bei Christie's Amsterdam, wo sein Werk "An extensive winter landscape with skaters and a horse-drawn sledge" im November 2014 für USD 211.000 den Besitzer wechselte; sein kleinformatiges Gemälde "A winter landscape with skaters on a frozen waterway" fand am selben Tag zum Zuschlagpreis von USD 34.000 ein neues Zuhause. Trotz der rückseitigen Zuschreibung und obwohl das Bild von Motiv und Darstellung her perfekt in das Werk Andreas Schelfhouts paßt und große motivische Ähnlichkeiten zu anderen Werken des Malers aufweist, ist nicht sicher, ob es sich tatsächlich um ein Werk dieses Malers (oder aber um die Arbeit eines Nachahmers oder Kopisten handelt). Es wird daher nur als zugeschriebenes Werk angeboten.. Das Gemälde weist deutliche Abplatzungen und Bereibungen auf, insbesondere an den Rändern, aber teilweise auch auf der Fläche des Bildes. Es ist somit an sich restaurierungsbedürftig, beweist aber auch im vorhandenen Zustand noch seinen Charme. Die Kosten für eine komplette Restaurierung lägen nach Auskunft einer Kieler Restaurierungswerkstatt im Preisbereich zwischen EUR 500 und EUR 700. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Histoire Des Troubles De L'amerique Anglaise : Ecrite Sur Les Memoires Les Plus Authentiques Dediee a Sa Majeste Tres-chretienne (4 Volume Set)

      Paris : Buisson, 1787-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Good. 4 volume set. Full contemporary French leather binding. Gilt stamping to spine, 5 raised bands. Minor chips/shelf wear to spine crown/tail. Marbled end pages. All edges red. Collated. Vol I: [8], 379, ads [3]-6, blank [1] pp. Vol II: [4], 365, blank [1] pp. Vol III: [4], 420 pp. Vol IV: [4], 272, 43 pp. Lacks all maps. Toning. Sabin 87290; Howes S770. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13424.1. A contemporary French account of rhe history of the American revolution. In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation - Howes.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D., together with his Life and Notes pn The Lives of The Poets by...In Eleven Volumes

      Printed for J. Buckland, and others, 1787-1789, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair only, Text blocks are clean and solid, with uniform aging and all have matching marbled endpapers, most have one of two type of Richard Curson, Juniors oval bookplate as noted in the detailed description. Still an impressive, if ... (Truncated), First. Condition: Fair only, Text blocks are clean and solid, with uniform aging and all have matching marbled endpapers, most have one of two type of Richard Curson, Juniors oval bookplate as noted in the detailed description. Still an impressive, if incomplete run of these first editions.. Brown, full leather with gilt tooling around edges of covers and dentils inside cover edges. Many covers off, all spines have lost all traces of lettering and titling. Includes Vol. 1 (1787, with engraved frontispiece, ffep torn out, 602 pp, followed by 15 pp. index and 1 pp. errata, front cover off, rear cover barely holding on); Volume 3 (1787, The Lives of The Most Eminent English Poets continued., 418 pp., both covers attached but with weak hinges BOOKPLATE); Volume 4 (1787, The Lives of The Most Eminent English Poets continued, 637 pp., front cover and ffep off and rear cover on but weak BOOKPLATE); Volume 5 (1787, The Rambler, 3 pp. Contents, errata, 446 pp., cover attached but hinges weak, BOOKPLATE); Volume 6 (1787, Continuation of The Rambler, 3 pp. Contents, 443 pp., covers attached but hinges weak, BOOKPLATE); Volume 8 (1787, The Idler, 3 pp. COntents, 410 pp., covers attached but weak); Volume 9 (1787, The Adventurer (and) Philological Tracts, 2 pp. Contents, 446 pp., covers attached, BOOKPLATE); Volume 11 (1787, Tales and Visions. A History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (and) Poems (and) Miscellaneous Poems, 4 p[p. Contents, 430 pp. followed by 90 pp. of Index and Errata in Index, covers strong VARIANT BOOKPLATE); Volume 12 (1787, printed for John Stockdale, xv, (1), Contents, References to The Speakers, 394 pp., covers on, VARIANT BOOKPLATE); Volume 13 (1787, Debates in Parliament in Two Volumes, Volume 2, printed for John Stockdale , COntents, References to Speakers, 516 pp., covers on but hinges weak, VARIANT BOOKPLATE); Volume 14 (1788, printed for John Stockdale and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 4 pp. Preface, 5 pp. Contents, 556 pp., followed by 2 pp. list of New Books printed for John Stockdale, covers on, BOOKPLATE)) An incomplate but important set. Volume 12, though not noted within, is Volume 1 of the Debates in Parliament. Beginning with Volume 12, there is also a change in "printed for" notation. Most of these volumes contain the bookplate of "Richard Curson, jun." and it is presumed that he is the same individual refered to in this text, found in a blogspot relating to Elizabeth Becker Curson (who was born in New York City in 1731): "Elizabeth Becker's final living son, Richard Curson, Jr., was born on 1763 in New York, and fled to Baltimore, in 1777, with his parents. In 1784, he married Elizabeth Moale, had 3 children who lived to maturity, and lived at his parents' home until 1803. Elizabeth had worried about this son Richard for years. He was in ailing health and suffered from a spinal disease since early childhood. In 1787, Elizabeth Becker Curson died and was buried at Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Baltimore. In 1805, Richard Curson Sr. died and was buried next to his wife. The following year, their son Richard was declared a lunatic by the Chancery Court of Maryland. The custody of his person & property were given to Samuel Vincent, who had administered the estate for the elder Curson and his wife, Elizabeth Becker Curson. Richard Jr. died on June 14, 1808, and was buried next to his parents in Baltimore."

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        Histoire de l'ancienne Grèce de ses colonies et de ses conquêtes depuis l

      à Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787. Fine. Chez Buisson, à Paris 1787, in-8 (12,5x20cm), viij ; 422pp. et (4) iv ; 526pp. et (4) 420pp. et (4) iv ; 384pp. et (4) 466pp. et viij ; 507pp., 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés. - Binding post (XIX) signed Bozérian Young, back with five nerves decorated with lace, dotted lines, nets and gilded florets. Squared cold boards and framed with golden lace. Net gilded on the cuts. All edges gilt. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de deux grandes cartes dépliantes au tome I. Traduction par Carra. Reliure postérieurs (XIXème) signée Bozérian Jeune, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de dentelles, pointillés, filets et fleurons dorés. Plats quadrillés à froid et encadrés d'une dentelle dorée. Filet doré sur les coupes. Toutes tranches dorées. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Quelques épidermures, sinon bel exemplaire. La préface du traducteur résume on ne peut mieux le contenu général de cet ouvrage : "Cette histoire commence avec l'enfance de la Grèce, & décrit la marche progressive & combinée des différentes peuplades de cette contrée vers la civilisation et la politique." L'étude couvre 7 siècles, depuis l'installation des premiers ioniens en asie mineure jusqu'à l'empire d'orient des Macédoniens. L'auteur mêle à la fois les productions dans les arts et la littérature et l'histoire des gouvernements et des guerres.

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        Traité de l'Astronomie indienne et orientale. Ouvrage qui peut servir de suite a' l'histoire de l'Astronomie ancienne.

      Paris, Chez Debure l'ainè, 1787. (2)+ CLXXX+ 427+ (1) pages pp. all edges gilt, Old names on endpaper. With owners bookplate. bound in a fine contemporary full claf with rich golddecoration on spine boards and inside boards. No titellabel. With wear to binding and edges of spine boards worn through but holding fine together by the bands and inner endpaper. First Edition.. 15062320

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        Sur Moses Mendelssohn sur la Reforme Politique des Juifs; Et en particulier sur la révolution tentée en leur faveur en 1753 dans la grande Bretagne par Le Comte de Mirabeau.

      A Londres, 1787. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 22); pp. 34, 130, (2). Carta colorata coeva con antico rinforzo al dorso. Copia con barbe stampata su carta pesante. Axs

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      Amb. Didot. 1787 Paris. 19 cm. 9 Vol. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal en piel con doble tejuelo en piel. Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe 1651 - 1715. Fénelon. Idioma francés. Préeptteur es enfants e France. Archevêque - Duc de Cambrai . Cubierta deslucida. Lomo rozado. marca a bolígrafo de anterior propietario . (=628700=) Ver imagen

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        Histoire de l'ancienne Grèce, de ses colonies et de ses conquêtes, depuis les premiers temps, juqu'à la division de l'Empire Macédonien, dans l'Orient. On y a joint l'Histoire de la littérature, de la philosophie & des Beaux-Arts

      Binding post (XIX) signed Bozérian Young, back with five nerves decorated with lace, dotted lines, nets and gilded florets. Squared cold boards and framed with golden lace. Net gilded on the cuts. All edges gilt. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. Chez Buisson à Paris 1787 in-8 (12,5x20cm) viij ; 422pp. et (4) iv ; 526pp. et (4) 420pp. et (4) iv ; 384pp. et (4) 466pp. et viij ; 507pp. 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. 1787

      Strahan; T Cadell; W Creech, London, Edinburgh 1787 - 372pp. Language: eng VG : in very good condition. Rebound in tooled gilt modern leather binding. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription to upper edge of fep. Portrait frontis cut down and plate laid on blank leaf facing title page. Marbled endpapers. Aeg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contemporary copy of a manuscript, on paper, in Spanish

      Lima Folio, 23 pp.. 1787 Certified copy of a document relating to the 13,200 ducats annually due the monks of the monastery of the Escorial in Spain, promised them in perpetuity by King Philip IV in 1654. In exchange for this annual subsidy of proceeds from encomiendas in Huaylas, Chuquitanta, Conchucas, and other regions in Peru, the monks promised to say masses and to do certain other religious acts for the crown. This document contains specific and detailed accounting data for the years 1781, 1782, 1783, 1784, and 1785. Sewn, in good condition.

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        Iosephinische Medico Chirurgische Militair Academie und Gewehr Fabrik in der Waringer Gasse.

      Wien, Artaria, um 1787.. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von und nach Karl Schütz, Bildausschnitt 27 x 41 cm, Blattgr. 43 x 33,5 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 671/46; Schwarz, Wiener Straßenbilder im Zeitalter des Rokoko, 46 (Erster Etat von 8); Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich, W 3792. Dekorative Ansicht des 1785 auf Initiative von Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla - dem Leibarzt von Kaiser Joseph II dem das Blatt auch gewidmet ist - nach Plänen von Isidore Canevale errichteten chirurgischen Akademie. Errichtet wurde das Gebäude auf dem Areal der alten Schießstätte neben der Gewehrfabrik in der Währingerstraße. Das Bauwerk markiert die Wende vom Josephinischen Barockklassizismus zum eigentlichen Klassizismus und ist heute der Sitz diverser Institute der Medizinischen Universität Wien; auf Papier Kool mit großer Nummer 46 oben rechts (daher Erster Etat); etwas knapprandig, zwei leichte Knicke in den beiden oberen Ecken geglättet und fast nicht mehr zu sehen.

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        Derrotero de las Costas de Espana en el Mediterraneo, Y su Correspondiente de Africa Para Intelligencia y uso de las Cartas Esfericas presentadas al Rey nuestro Senor port el Sr. Baylio Fr. Don Antonio Valdes Gefe de Esquadra y Secretario de Estado, y del Despacho Universal de Marina. Y construidas de Orden de S.M. Por el brigadier de la Real Armada Don Vicente Tofino de San Miguel.

      Madrid. En la Imprenta de la viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compania, 1787. 1787 - 1 vol. in-4° (252 x 202 mm.) de : [3] ff., lviii, [2], 227, [1] pp. Plein veau, dos à cinq nerfs titré en lettres dorées. (Reliure moderne). (Exemplaire rogné seulement en tête. Edition originale de ce pilote de la Méditerranée, l'ouvrage le plus important du cartographe espagnol Tofino de San Miguel. Vicente Tofino de San Miguel (1732-1795) fut un marin et un scientifique. En 1755, il est nommé professeur de mathématiques de l'Université des Gardes Marins de Cadiz, avant de devenir le directeur de cet établissement en 1768, puis celui des Universités de Ferrol et de Carthagène. Il eut également un rôle clé dans la fondation de l'Observatoire royal de la Compagnie des Gardes de la Marine. En tant que lieutenant de la Marine Royale, il participa à la Bataille d'Alger et au Siège de Gibraltar. Ses travaux, appuyés sur son expérience de la mer, donnent lieu à la rédaction de deux ouvrages : le premier (le présent ouvrage, sur les côtes méditerranéennes), publié en 1787, le second, consacré à l'Atlantique parut en 1789. Un atlas fut également publié. Le présent ouvrage, préfacé par Vargas Y Ponce, remporta un succès important et fut traduit en français (1828, cf. Polak, 9178), anglais, italien et danois. L'impression de cette édition originale est dûe à la veuve de Joaquin Ibarra, le plus grand typographe espagnol. Provenance : ex-libris de château de La Roche-Guyon (cachet sur le titre). Exemplaire très agréable et très frais, à grandes marges. 1 vol. 4to. Full calf (modern binding). First edition of this pilot of the Mediterranean Sea, the main work of the Spanish cartographer Vicente Tofino de San Miguel (1732-1795). This edition were printed by the widow of Joaquin Ibarra, a very important Spanish typograph. Pleasant copy, wide margins. Brunet, V, 1031 & 19748 [cf. Valdes] ; Palau, 332929.

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        Histoire des Découvertes faites par divers savans voyageurs Dans plusieurs contrées de la Russie & de la Perse, relativement à l’Histoire civile & naturelle, à l’Economie rurale, au Commerce, &c. [abrégée de l’allemand par Jean Rodolphe Frey des Landres]. Avec figures.

      Lausanne, J.P. Heubach, 1784 (I.-II.) ; Berne, Chez la nouvelle Société Typographique, 1781 (III.-IV.) ; Berne, François Seizer et Comp., 1787 (V.-VI.). 1784 - 6 tomes en 6 vol. in-8° (202 x 122 mm.) : I. : [1] f. (titre), 502 pp., 8 gravures h.-t. à pleine page reliées à la fin du volume, 1 carte dépliante ; II. : [1] f. (titre), 469 pp., 8 gravures h.-t. (dont 1 dépliante), 1 carte dépliante ; III. : [3] ff. (titre, table des matières), 515 pp., 6 gravures h.-t. (dont 1 dépliante), 1 carte dépliante ; IV. : [4] ff. (titre, table des matières), 492 pp., 9 gravures h.-t à pleine page (dont 2 dépliantes) ; V. : [1] f. (titre), 591 pp., 12 gravures (dont 1 dépliante), 1 carte dépliante ; VI. : [1] f. (titre), 534 pp., 6 gravures h-t., 1 carte dépliante. (Erreur de numératation dans le vol. VI., sans incidence sur le texte). Demi-veau blond à coins ancien, dos à nerfs bordés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et tomaison de basane rouge et verte, date « 1781 » dorée en queue. Deuxième édition de cet ouvrage rare sur les usages et les mœurs des peuples de la Russie et de la Perse au 18ème siècle. Récits de voyages d’après Pallas, Gmelin et Lepechin (Lepekhin). Voyage de Petersbourg à Asoff en passant par Moscou – Voyage de Moscou à Zarizyn et aux environs – Voyage de Zarizyn à Astracan. – Suite du Voyage en Perse par M. Gmelin. – Voyage d’Omsk à Krasnojarsk située sur le fleuve de Jenisei – Voyage vers le Baikal, et description de ce lac. Les planches représentent divers costumes typiques, des scènes de la vie quotidienne, animaux, plantes, objets usuels, maisons typiques, idoles, scènes de chasses et pêches, etc. 6 vols. 8vo. 49 engraved plates (5 folding), 5 folding maps. Contemporary half-calf. Second edition of this scarce book on Russian and Persian's customs in 18th century. From the travel accounts by Pallas, Gmelin and Lepekhin. Fine copy of this nicely illustrated book. Brunet, III, 194. Barbier, II, 7834.

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        Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. 1787

      London, Edinburgh: Strahan; T Cadell; W Creech. VG : in very good condition. Rebound in tooled gilt modern leather binding. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription to upper edge of fep. Portrait frontis cut down and plate laid on blank leaf facing title page. Marbled endpapers. Aeg. 1787. Third Edition. Green hardback leather cover. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 372pp. .

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        Karte von Africa

      Vienna Schraembl Franz Anton 1787 - Afrika. "Karte von Africa". Copper-engraving by H. Benedicti after R. Vaugondy's map of Africa. Published by F. A. Schraembl, 1787. Original outline colouring. With great ornamental cartouche. 97:109 cm (printed from 4 plates, joined).

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        Rarest autograph of a Signer of the U. S. Constitution, Jacob Broom. Rarer yet, as it was written during the Constitutional Convention!

      Newcastle County Delaware, July 7, 1787. 8.25 x 7.75. "Autograph document signed ""Jacob Broom"", as Justice of the Peace of Newcastle County, issuing a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Williams and Alexander Patten for their alleged assault of James Davis. One page, 8.25"" x 7.75"", New Castle County, Delaware, dated July 7, 1787. Silked and laid into a quarter blue morocco drop box.In part: ""Forasmuch as James Davis yeoman hath personally come before me...and hath taken his corporal oath that Thomas Williams and Alexander Patten...have assaulted and beaten him...these are command you forthwith to apprehend the said Thomas Williams and Alexander Patten and bring them before me..."".From Wilmington, Delaware, Jacob Broom's Quaker background prevented him from active service during the American Revolution, he contributed to the cause in other valuable ways. After the Revolution, he was chosen to represent the State at the Annapolis Convention. He is one of only four signers of the U. S. Constitution never to have served in Congress. Broom's autograph is quite rare, we can find only one Broom autograph being sold in the last 35 years."

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        Die Entdeckungen des fünften Welttheils oder Reisen um die Welt ein lesebuch für die Jugend

      Nuremberg: Felsseckerischen Buchhandlung, 1787. Two volumes in one, small octavo, with portrait frontispiece of Forster; additional volume included (second edition of the second volume, see notes below); both books in good condition in non-matching contemporary full calf (spine of one volume worn). Rare late eighteenth-century German educational handbook, comprising a series of conversations about Pacific exploration between a teacher and three boys named Carl, Fritz and Christian. Most of the second volume concerns the voyages of Cook, with excellent detail on his death in Hawaii, the Tahitian romance of Banks and Oberea, and landfalls in New Zealand.The conversations in the first volume begin with the early Pacific ventures of Balboa and Magellan, followed by prominent British explorers of the eighteenth-century. Byron and Wallis are discussed in great detail, with much on the native customs of Tahiti including ceremonies and morai burials. The second volume begins with Carteret although the majority of the discourse concerns the career of Captain Cook (pp. 111-324). This takes the form of a biographical summary that is followed by discussion of the first voyage. The biographical treatment begins with the war in Quebec and Cook's Newfoundland surveys and continues to his death in Hawaii. Indeed, some five pages are devoted to Cook's murder: young Fritz is horrified to learn that the great captain was violently clubbed in the chest, and cries aloud "Uber mein Gott!". Then follows good treatment of the first voyage, with ample references to Banks and Solander throughout. Some 29 pages concern Tahiti (with a focus on Banks and Oberea) while the last two chapters are devoted to New Zealand, including the Poverty Bay landing and relations with the Maori (pp. 283-324).These two volumes constitute the complete publication up to 1784, though subsequently three further volumes would take the story on. This explains why the final two chapters of the second volume concern New Zealand while Cook's imminent arrival in New Holland is only mentioned on the last page. Rolf du Rietz notes in Bibliotheca Polynesiana that the larger series eventually ran to five volumes published in Nuremberg up to 1790. As the title suggests, the series was devoted to the 'fifth part of the world', i.e. the Pacific and Australasia.To complicate matters further, Du Rietz provides a collation for the first volume that corresponds with ours (namely 372 pp.) although the page count provided by Forbes for this volume is different. Clearly there were other versions of this book. The National Library's copy represents the other variant. We also include here for comparative purposes a stray copy of the second edition (1787, same publisher) of the second volume complete with the portrait frontispiece of Forster.To summarise, the two volume set we offer here is a continuous narrative as published, complete to 1784, with the first volume dated 1783 and the second 1784. The endpaper of the first volume bears a florid Latin inscription dated 1789 awarding the book to one Samuel Braun for his diligence and scholarship. Beddie, 12; du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 943; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 53.

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        Histoire des membres de l'Académie française morts depuis 1700 jusqu'en 17 EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Moutard, 1787. Fine. Chez Moutard, à Paris 1787, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), (4) xxxiv, vj 559pp. (5) et (4) xij, (4) 437pp. et (4) 523pp. et (4) 637pp. et (4) 668pp. et (4) 378pp., relié. - Original collective edition; only the first volume appeared in 1779, published by the author; it is reprinted unchanged with its title page relays. Series found rarely. Full sheepskin blond speckled contemporary. Smooth back two repeated irons (wheat sheaf and urn). Room decorated in black morocco title and volume number adorned morocco beige. Restoration of Volume I head by a piece of brown leather covering the first two boxes; So the First Prev volume has more room title. Upper and lower volume I largely split joints; joints restored to volumes 2, 3, 4; partly split in the upper joint tome Good overall appearance. 5. Praise are biographies that were read at the meetings of the Academy, it consists of all elected eighteenth number 100. These speeches are often annotated for further details. It does not take fauIt term of praise in the modern sense, because it involves not only here biographies and scholarly life, but also a criticism of a work and a character study, and all these lives provide valuable information. Jean Le Rond d'Alembert was elected November 28, 1754 to the French Academy. He became perpetual secretary April 9, 1772. This edition is the result of Condorcet. Etiquette JB Desgrand, lawyer Annonay. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective ; seul le premier volume avait paru en 1779, publié par l'auteur ; il est réimprimé tel quel avec sa page de titre de relais. Série que l'on trouve assez rarement. Reliure en plein basane blonde mouchetée d'époque. Dos lisse de deux fers répétés (gerbe blé et urne). Pièce de titre orné en maroquin noir, et de tomaison orné en maroquin beige. Restauration en tête du tome I par une pièce de cuir fauve recouvrant les deux premiers caissons ; le permier volume n'a donc plus de pièce de titre. Mors supérieur et inférieur du tome I en grande partie fendu ; mors restaurés aux tomes 2, 3,4 ; en partie fendu au mors supérieur au tome 5. Bon aspect d'ensemble.Les éloges sont des biographies qui étaient lues aux séances de l'Académie, elle regroupent tous les élus du XVIIIe au nombre de 100. Ces discours sont souvent annotés pour davantage de précisions. Il ne fauit pas prendre le terme d'éloge au sens moderne, car il s'agit non seulement ici de biographies et d'études érudites d'une vie mais aussi de critique d'une oeuvre et d'un personnage, et toutes ces vies fournissent des renseignements précieux. Jean Le Rond d'Alembert fut élu le 28 nov. 1754 à l'Académie française. Il en devint le secrétaire perpétuel le 9 avril 1772. Cette édition est le fruit de Condorcet.Etiquette J. B. Desgrand, avocat à Annonay.

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        Sammandrag af justitiæ-rådets herr Casten Niebuhrs resa i Levanten och beskrifning om Arabien, med kopparstick. Af Samuel Ödmann.

      Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, Stockholm, 1787. (24)+455+25 sider pp. Med 4 foldede graveringer. Gl.navne påinderside forperm og friblad. Indbundet i et pænt samtidig halvlæder med ophøjede bånd og streggulddekoration og let slidt titelfelt med guldtryl. First Edition.. 15062313

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      Londres, et se trouve à Caen: Manoury, 1787. Fine. Manoury, Londres, et se trouve à Caen 1787, in-16 (7,5x12,5cm), 2 volumes reliés. - Counterfeiting of the Cazin edition of 1781 pieces of these erotic, songs and literary madécasses mixtures. According permission placed at the end of the second volume, this fourth edition was printed in 1500 copies. It is decorated with two titles-engraved frontispiece, marked "Fifth Edition", and 5 figures engraved with etching by Coulet. Copy on blue vellum. Binders later (XIX) in full blue morocco, decorated in Du Seuil, Hello signed. Back with five nerves ornate boxes, jewels, nets and gold lace. Sixfold framing gilded nets and florets spandrels on the boards. Net gilded underscore cuts and caps. Large golden lace supervision of marbled paper contreplats. All edges gilt. Some very tiny scuffs and slightly tarnished boards, otherwise fine copy.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Contrefaçon de l'édition Cazin de 1781, de ces pièces érotiques, chansons madécasses et mélanges littéraires. Selon la permission placée à la fin du second volume, cette quatrième édition aurait été tirée à 1500 exemplaires. Elle est ornée de 2 titres-frontispices gravés, portant la mention "Cinquième édition", et de 5 figures gravées à l'eau-forte par Coulet. Exemplaire sur papier vélin bleuté. Reliures postérieures (XIXème) en plein maroquin bleu, décorées à la Du Seuil, signées Allô. Dos à cinq nerfs richement ornés de caissons, fleurons, filets et dentelles dorées. Sextuple encadrement de filets dorés et fleurons en écoinçons sur les plats. Filet doré en soulignement des coupes et des coiffes. Larges dentelles dorées en encadrement des contreplats de papier marbré. Toutes tranches dorées. Quelques très infimes épidermures et plats légèrement ternis, sinon bel exemplaire. Le chevalier de Parny (1753-1814) naquit à l'Île Bourbon (l'actuelle île de La Réunion). Il séjourna en France comme séminariste puis officier, avant de retourner sur son île natale, dont ses chansons madécasses sont imprégnées. De la bibliothèque Léon Rattier, avec son ex-libris.  

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        The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. With a particular account of its produce and inhabitants; and a description of Botany Bay: also, a list of the Naval, Marine, Military and Civil Establishment

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. Octavo, with two folding maps, finely handcoloured in outline (small marginal tears, some offsetting), pp. i -xxiv, (lacks advertisement leaves), 254; modern half calf, marbled boards. First edition. Published on the eve of the departure of the First Fleet for New South Wales, this sometimes neglected publication was the most widely read early descriptions of Australia. It is 'an extremely interesting work and an essential inclusion in all comprehensive collections' (Davidson).The anonymous compiler discusses the imminent departure and lists the numbers and equipment of the fleet as well as the principal officers, and there is also material in both preface and text about transportation, as well as an 'Introductory Discourse' on the subject by William Eden which has often led to the misattribution of the whole book to him.The 'Eden', as it is often called, is written 'to present at one view a connected description of the whole country of New Holland'. The book is clearly aimed at a public eager for information on the new colonial venture, and for details of Botany Bay itself, which is here described at length.This is the form in which many of the participants in the First Fleet must have absorbed what little information existed about conditions in Australia. The two fine folding maps depict the continent of 'New Holland' with an inset of Botany Bay, and the 'Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787', showing clearly the anticipated route of the First Fleet. Ferguson 24

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        Memoires relatives a la discussion du privilege de la nouvelle compagnie des Indes

      Demonville, Amsterdam 1787 - In 8, pp. 140 + (2b). Errore di numerazione alle pp. 137-138-139 indicate come 337-338-339. Mancanza al marg. int. delle ultime 3 cc. con parziale compromissione alle 2 cc. di testo (l'ultima e' bianca). Lievi mancanze al marg. est. delle cc. Mancanza al p. post., al p. ant. e al d. Bruniture. Br. muta coeva. SaggioÂrelativo ai privilegi concessi alla Compagnia delle Indie orientali fondata nel 1785, poi soppressa nel 1790 durante la Rivoluzione. La polemica sulla compagnia delle Indie occupo' a piu' riprese l'A., che ad un primo Memoire del 1769, ribatte' con Examen de la reponse de M. Necker e poi con questo scritto nel 1787. L'A., l'abate Andre' Morellet (1727-1819), polemistaÂnoto per aver tradotto in FranciaÂDei delitti e delle pene di Beccaria. ITA

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        Oeuvres badines, completes, du Comte de Caylus. Avec [1 portrait et 23 de 24] figures [et plusieurs fleurons et vignettes]. Premiere Partie. Tome Premier [- Tome Douzieme]. A Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris, Chez Visse, Libraire, rue de la Harpe, pres de la rue Serpente. M. DCC. LXXXVII (Paris, bei [Pierre-Lucien] Visse 1787).

      Paris, Visse 1787.. 12 marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit dekorativer Goldprägung auf Rücken, Deckeln, Kanten und Innenkanten. Je zwei verschiedenfarbige Lederrückenschildchen. Marmorierte Innendeckel, sowie fliegende Vor- und Nachsätze, marmorierte Schnitte. (20,2 x 13,4 cm) 8°.. Erste Gesamtausgabe. Brunet I, 1705. Graesse II, 94. Ebert I, 3825. Druckvermerk im 7. Band am Schluß: "A Sens, De l'Imprimerie de la veuve Tarbe, imprimeur du Roi, 1787." Die Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, besonders an den Rücken. Einzelne Deckel mit Bereibungen, bzw. Lederabriß. Mehrere obere Kapitale mit kleineren Fehlstellen, einzelne Ecken bestoßen, jedoch alles in allem trotzdem eine dekorative Reihe. Ein datiertes (1796), gestochenes Portrait nach Cochin, von De Launay le jeune und 23 (recte 24 !) weitere Tafeln von Marillier, gestochen von Baquoy, Borgnet, Dambrun, Fessard, de Ghendt, Giraud l'aine, Hubert, Le Villain, Maillet, Patas und Thomas. Eine Tafel, die in Band 2 zur Seite 377 gebunden werden sollte, wurde wohl vom Buchbinder aus Anstandsgründen "vergessen" und fehlt seitdem spurlos (liegt aber als Kopie bei). Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz des ersten Bandes verso ein längerer, zeitgenössischer handschriftlicher Eintrag, wohl Inventar eines Sammlers, zeitgenössischer Besitzvermerk auf dem Schmutztitel recto. Auf den Seiten xvii und xviii des ersten Bandes, der "Notice" zum Inhalt der einzelnen Bände mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Ergänzungen. Ansonsten sind die Seiten, bis auf einige papierbedingte Bräunungen und einige wenige Lesespuren sehr sauber. An einigen wenigen Stellen im unteren weißen Rand mit kleinem Einriß oder minimaler Fehlstelle und/ oder Knicken, wohl produktionsbedingt. Auf den Innendeckeln das Exlibris von Vicco von Bülow-Schwante. Diese recht seltene, erste Gesamtausgabe gliedert sich in vier Abteilungen, aufgeteilt auf 12 Bände: I "Romans de Chevalerie" (Ritterromane). II Historiettes, Contes, Nouvelles, etc. (Histörchen, Märchen, Novellen) III Contes orientaux et feeries (Orientalische Märchen, Feengeschichten). IV Faceties (Possen und Schwänke). Anmerkungen zum Autor: "Caylus [Tubieres de Grimoard de Pestels de Levis], Anne-Claude-Philippe de, Comte Date born: 1692 Place born: Paris, France Date died: 1765 Place died: Paris, France French antiquarian; early classifier of ancient works by subject matter. Caylus was born to an old noble family and was exposed to the privileges that aristocratic life offered. He traveled as a boy with the French ambassador to Constantinople and later to Italy and Asia Minor. He spent time in the military as a successful officer, but at the death of Louis XIV in 1715, he resigned his commission to devote himself to art. In 1716, he visited the perilous ancient sites of Smyrna, Ephesos, Colophon and Troad, seldom visited by Europeans. Returning to Paris permanently in 1719, he dabbled in engraving, and through the wealthy collector Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), met the painter Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Caylus was exceedingly close to the artist, collecting the infamous "morceaux," (clandestine, perhaps erotic drawings of Watteau, now destroyed), and engaging in generally dissipate activities with the artist and others. Caylus' own renderings included the Roman coins and gems in the royal collection. He was admitted to the Academie des inscriptions et belles-lettres and the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1731. His graphic work continued to document the major ancient monuments in France. Caylus assisted the careers of Hubert Robert (1733-1808) and Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809) by advising their ancient landscapes. Between 1744 and 1765, Caylus lectured at the Academie des inscriptions on ancient art techniques and processes. He also used this position to advocate a return to history painting. Using Pliny's account of encaustic painting, Caylus rediscovered the process, which Vien demonstrated by producing a picture. In 1752, Caylus' Recueil d'antiquites egyptiennes, etruscanes, grecques et romaines, a seven-volume work began to appear. The Recueil addressed the tastes and styles of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Etruscans in a meaningful way, and like Johann Joachim Winckelmann (q.v.) made use of minor objects, not simply the "great works of ancient art" to create his art history. He helped fund the production Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece, 1758, by Julien-David Le Roy (q.v.), the first book using serious measurements on Greek architecture. Caylus' power in the Academy attracted a bitter enmity with the encyclopedist Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Diderot's followers. Diderot, the Baron Friedrich Melchior von Grimm (1723-1807), Jean-Francois Marmontel (1723-1799) and Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger (1715-1790) engaged in a bitter attack (well before Diderot's Salon Criticism) portraying Caylus as a privileged hack and a dictator of taste. They argued vigorously against Caylus' theories on the encaustic process (history vindicated Caylus). A long illness gradually took him in 1765, with Mariette at his side. Comte de Caylus' fame rests with his emphasis on the archaeological object itself as the basis for understanding the work. He developed a historical approach to the periods and styles of the objects he wrote about, laying a basis for modern art histories. His works were translated into English and German shortly after their appearances in French. Like many informed classicists of his age, (including Winckelmann, etc.), he never made a trip to mainland Greece. Home Country: France Sources: Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Research Guide to the History of Western Art. Sources of Information in the Humanities, no. 2. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982, p. 60 mentioned; Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l'histoire de l'art; de Vasari a nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, pp. 95-98; "Caylus, Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de." Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, vol. 1, pp. 261-2; Goncourt, Edmond de, and Goncourt, Jules de. Portraits intimes du XVIIIe siecle: etudes nouvelles d'apres les lettres autographes et les documents inedits. Paris: E. Dentu, 1857, pp. 10-42; Rice, Danielle. "Caylus, Comte de." Dictionary of Art. Bibliography: [complete works:] Oeuvres badines complettes, du comte de Caylus. 12 vols. Amsterdam and Paris: Visse, 1787; Recueil d'antiquites egyptiennes, etruscanes, grecques et romaines. 7 vols. Paris: Desaint & Saillant,1752-67; and Majault, Michel Joseph. Memoire sur la peinture a l'encaustique et sur la peinture a la cire. Paris: Pissot, 1755, English, Encaustic: or, Count Caylus's method of painting in the manner of the ancients. Müntz, Jean-Henri, trans. London: Printed for the author, 1760; Nouveaux sujets de peintre et de sculpture. Paris: Duchesne, 1755; Vie d'Antoine Watteau. Academie de peinture & de sculpture, le 3 fevrier, 1748. Paris, l'Academie de peinture & de sculpture, 1748, pp. [7]-25." ex: h t t p s : / / dictionaryofarthistorians. o r g Siehe auch: h t t p : / / hicsa.univ-paris1. f r /documents/pdf/MondeRomainMedieval/I%20Warin%20texte. p d f "... Erudit et bel esprit du siecle des Lumieres, ami de Watteau, le comte de Caylus (1692-1765) est connu comme archeologue, collectionneur, antiquaire, homme de lettres et graveur amateur. Pionnier de l'archeologie comme science, il legue en 1762 sa collection d'antiques au cabinet des medailles. ..." "... Caylus had quite another side to his character. He had a thorough acquaintance with the gayest and most disreputable sides of Parisian life, and left a number of more or less witty stories dealing with it. These were collected (Amsterdam, 1787) as his Oeuvres badines completes. ..." zum Buchhändler: "Visse, Pierre-Lucien <libraire> (1700 - 1799) Datensatzkennung cnp01369236 Ansetzung Visse, Pierre-Lucien <libraire> [BNF] Biographische Daten 17..-179. Schaffensperiode 1784-1792? Allgemeine Anmerkungen Entre en apprentissage chez le libraire Gaspard-Theodore Le Gras en nov. 1781. Recu maitre le 21 avril 1786 ; il publie cependant sous permission tacite des 1782 et, en 1784, recoit l'autorisation de publier une ed. complete des oeuvres du comte de Caylus. Pu...

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        Skizzen für Künstler und Kunst-Liebhaber über Paris. Esquisses pour les artistes et amateurs.

      Ohne Ort und Drucker, wohl Yverdon oder Bern, 1787?. - circa 22,5 x 18 cm. 2Titel (deutsch und französisch), 92 Radierungen (mit Frontispiz, statt 96) Pappe d. Zt. Cohen-R. 701; Nicolas, Dunker, 102; Lanckoronska-Oe. II, 190. Seltene Folge, hier ohne Text nur 92 Kupfer (von insgesamt wohl 96 erschienenen, hier nichts entfernt, zeitgenössisch so gebunden), die zu unabhängig von Merciers "Tableau de Paris" erschienen, worüber Mercier nicht glücklich war. Er distanzierte sich ausdrücklich von Dunkers Interpretation, die oft sehr bitter und boshaft wirkt, aber auch grossen Witz hat. Besonders hübsch sind mehrere Bilder zu Buchhändlern, Kunstsammlern, Antiquitätenhändlern etc. - "Wir haben hier einige der ganz wenigen Folgen von Karikaturen vor uns, die während des 18. Jhs. in Frankreich erschienen sind. Dunker ist mit den braven Parisern nicht gerade sehr glimpflich umgegangen, aber er hat witzige und treffende Zeitbilder geschaffen." (Fürstenberg). - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, nur vereinzelt leicht fleckig, Einband etwas beschabt, innen meist sauber, sehr breitrandig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Dannemarc

      à Genève|& à Paris: Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie|& Chez Buisson, 1787. Fine. Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie & Chez Buisson, à Genève & à Paris 1787, 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in 8 (12x19cm), 9 tomes brochés. - Third and best edition; she is the most complete effect. Before composing this set, several editions have appeared: first an introduction to the history of Annemark in 1755, and which forms in this copy the first volume illustrated with a large folding map of Scandinavia. Two volumes in 4 appear a few years later, then a third. The story was then continued until 1720, and then until 1773 in this edition. Paperback, covered with a nineteenth blue paper. Labels handwritten titles and volume numbers. Excellent condition. Remarkably fresh copy and printed on heavy paper, retaining margins of publication, except for the high margin trimmed. The book is considered the best ancient history of Denmark, it is indeed well documented, and also contains a study of mythology and fables of 33 that composes the Edda, and other epics. Before the historical narrative, the first two volumes are an anthropological approach of Denmark, addressing the specificity of this country both for its geographical location and its customs and mythology. The author lived a long time in Denmark and was tutor to the prince reigning at the same time he held a professorship at the Royal College of Copenhagen. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième et meilleure édition; elle est en effet la plus complète. Avant de composer cet ensemble, plusieurs éditions sont parues : en premier lieu une Introduction à l'histoire du Dannemarc en 1755, et qui forme dans notre exemplaire le premier volume illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de la Scandinavie. Deux volumes in 4 paraîtront quelques années plus tard, puis un troisième. L'histoire fut ensuite continuée jusqu'en 1720, puis jusqu'en 1773 dans cette édition. Broché, recouvert d'un papier bleu XIXe. Etiquettes de titres et tomaisons manuscrites. Excellent état. Exemplaire remarquablement frais et imprimé sur papier fort, ayant conservé ses marges de parution, exception faite de la marge haute massicotée. L'ouvrage est considéré comme la meilleure histoire ancienne du Danemark, elle est en effet abondamment documenté, et contient en outre une étude de la mythologie et les 33 fables de ce qui compose l'Edda, ainsi que d'autres épopées. Avant la narration historique, les deux premiers volumes sont une approche anthropologique du Danemark, abordant la spécificité de ce pays autant par sa situation géographique que par ses moeurs et sa mythologie. L'auteur vécut un long moment au Danemark et fut précepteur du prince régnant, dans le même temps qu'il occupait un poste de professeur au collège royal de Copenhague. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Der Apotheker und Doktor im Clavierauszug... Eine deutsche komische Opera. Erster Theil... Zweiter Theil. Dem Hoch-und wohlgebohrnen Fräulein Julie Freyinn v. Kaschnitz zugeeignet. [Piano-vocal score]

      Wien: Gottfried Friederich. 1787. Two volumes. Tall folio. Contemporary plain blue paper boards, decorative cut-paper labels with manuscript titling to upper board and spine of both volumes. Typeset. Text underlay in Fraktur. Volume 1: 1f. (title incorporating , 1f. (dedication, dated "Wien den [blank]ten Hornung"), [1]- 118 pp. Pp. 1, 4, 34 without pagination. Early manuscript annotations in unknown hands: cut to pp. 13-14; "Subito Duetto" to p. 31; cut (?) to p. 34; pitch corrections to p. 42; natural to p. 73; character labels to pp. 75-95; pitch correction to p. 76; clef corrections to pp. 94 and 111; 8th- note flag added to p. 107; notational corrections in ink to pp. 100, 103, and 109 (accompaniment); additional text underlay to p. 108. Volume 2: 1f. (title incorporating a decorative vignette with the initials "FC," possibly those of the artist), 3-[133], [i] (blank) pp. Final page of music without pagination; pages 25-31 mispaginated "27," "26," "27" [bis], "26" [bis], "29," "26" [iii], "27" [iii]; pages 53-56 mispaginated "49-52" [bis]. Notational corrections in ink to pp. 14, 27, 46, 51, 57, 58, 69, 77, 86, 98, 100, 112, and 115. Rehearsal no. "26" in pencil to p. 60; sign (?cut) in pencil to p. 77. Handstamp, "Provenant de la collection musicale d'André Meyer Décéde en Mai 1974 F. Meyer Octobre 84," to final blank page. Signature "I. Renner" to labels to upper boards of both volumes. From the collection of André Meyer. Boards quite worn and stained, edges rubbed; spines frayed and partially detached with considerable paper loss. Vol. 1 bumped and wormed at inner margins, especially to pp. 11-30; tear to outer edge of pp. 1-2 and to lower edge of pp. 23-24; pp. 25-26 with repairs; small stain to pp. 7-8. Quite a good copy overall. . First Edition. RISM D3152 (holdings in 4 U.S. libraries; erroneously suggests that the Schott edition is earlier). Grove Music Online and MGG2 both confirm the present edition as the first.Krebs 292. Hoboken 16, 77 (plate 16, vol. 2 with different watermark). Hirsch IV, 1145. The libretto of the singspiel is by Gottlieb Stephanie ("the Younger," 1741-1800). His best-known work is the libretto for Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. While the choice of the German language was typical for titles and dedications if the music included a sung text in German, the choice of the old German month name "Hornung" (=February) in the dedication is worthy of note. "With his first comic opera for Vienna [premiere at the Burgtheater on July 11, 1786], Dittersdorf scored his greatest and most abiding triumph. Doktor und Apotheker (originally Der Apotheker und der Doktor) is the only German opera from Joseph IIÂ’s Vienna apart from MozartÂ’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail to have held the stage to the present day. At its première the Vienna Realzeitung declared it ‘the one work among all new German operas that has earned and deserved the greatest applause. The music is very original and full of the most beautiful ideas – a true masterpiece of art.Â’ At ViennaÂ’s imperial theatres alone it was performed 72 times between 1786 and 1798... Doktor und Apotheker, unlike most German operas of the period, found its way very quickly to major theatres abroad as well as those in German-speaking lands. A considerably altered version with some new music by Stephen Storace enjoyed great success at Drury Lane in 1788." Thomas Bauman in Grove Music Online. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.

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        Aspasie traduit de l'anglais EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres|& se trouve a Paris: chez Buisson, 1787. Fine. chez Buisson, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1787, in 12 (16,7x10cm), 211 pp (dont 5 p. de catalogue). et 238 pp. et un f. de table., deux tomes en un volume relié. - Original French edition, this novel, rare, having appeared last year in London. Half red morocco late nineteenth 5 Jansenist nerves. Translation attributed to Isabelle Montolieu an English Gothic novel published anonymously by Richard Clarke: Arpasia, or the wanderer. Arpasia became in French by Aspasia homonymous with the famous Greek courtesan. This is a novel in which turbulent attends misadventures of Miss Aspasia Hanbury who is caught in a dark family history. It is not a thriller in the strict sense, but a literature torn between two rocks, the Gothic novel and its vicissitudes and the novel of manners of the eighteenth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, ce roman, rare, ayant paru l'année précédente à Londres. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge fin XIXème à 5 nerfs janséniste. Traduction attribuée à Isabelle de Montolieu d'un roman gothique anglais paru anonymement par Richard Clarke : Arpasia, or the wanderer. Arpasia est devenu en français Aspasie par homonymie avec la célèbre courtisane grecque. C'est un roman mouvementé dans lequel on assiste aux mésaventures de Miss Aspasie Hanbury qui se trouve prise dans une sombre histoire de famille. Il ne s'agit pas d'un roman noir au sens strict, mais d'une littérature tiraillé entre deux écueils, le roman gothique et ses péripéties et le roman de mœurs du XVIIIème.

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        Observations on a Bill, for Explaining, Amending, and Reducing into One Act, the several Laws now in being,. for preventing the Exportation of Live Sheep, Wool, and other Commodities

      London 1787 - 12mo, uncut, recent marbled wrappers. Rare: an intriguing pamphlet on the vexed question of the importation of wool into England, with a preface thought to have been contributed by Sir Joseph Banks.The West Countryman John Anstie had first mooted a new Bill in 1786 for reducing all the of the laws regarding wool manufacture and export into a single Act, 'a draconian affair of almost fifty pages.' Banks, who had a copy of the Bill, scribbled 'This is the original bill attempted by the manufacturers in 1786 judged too bad for even an attempt at a second reading.' Banks, moreover, is known to have kept a weather eye on proceedings on the advice of Pemberton Milne, who initially spearheaded the defence. Banks became increasingly involved, drawing in the support of agricultural reformers Arthur Young and Lord Sheffield, who 'wrote to each other, collected statistics, circulated pamphlets and newspapers, harangued every M.P. and landowner they met at their country assizes and race meetings' (Richard Wilson, 'Newspapers and Industry: the Export of Wool Controversy in the 1780s,' The Press in English Society, pp. 100-102).The present pamphlet was one of the bulwarks of this new group that was agitating against the Act. Although anonymous, the attribution of this work to William Nicholson is based on a copy now in the University of Pennsylvania, which bears the manuscript note: 'The pamphlet was written by Mr Nicholson. The Preface by Sir Joseph Banks.' Nicholson (1753-1815) was a scientific editor and member of the Royal Society, known to have dabbled in any number of pursuits. The correspondence between him and Banks recorded by Dawson chiefly related to a contretemps between the two men regarding publication of Royal Society papers, but does show that they were well acquainted.However, it might just as well have been written by the more famous pamphleteer in the service of the wool trade, Lord Sheffield, who produced any number of pro-market works on the subject in this period. A firm attribution to Banks might not be possible either, but the involvement of Banks in the defence is understood, and it is almost certain that he approved and perhaps even wrote the preface, as has been asserted. Either way, it forms an interesting footnote to Banks' long researches into sheep and wool. Banks, of course, had been actively involved with wool-breeders since 1781 when he was engaged on behalf of the farmers of Lincolnshire, and had keenly promoted the importation of Spanish sheep since at least 1785, when he first established his own small flock at Spring Grove, and over the ensuing two decades energetically fulfilled his role as Groom of His Majesty's Spanish Flock. Goldsmiths', 13592. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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