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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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        [Manuscript Record of Admissions to Haslar Royal Naval Hospital.] Prescription Book of the 82 Ward from September 1, 1787 [Cover title]

      Portsmouth, 1787. Partly printed tables accomplished in manuscript. Numbered at head of page 1-164 pp., and 5 pages of index. Interleaved with blotting paper. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half vellum and marbled boards, partly printed label on upper cover, spine numbered 82 in ink. Foot of spine defective, boards soiled, internally clean and sound and legible. Custom morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. A detailed manuscript record of men admitted to Haslar Hospital from Royal Navy ships based at Portsmouth during the period September to December 1787, recording complaints such as ague, rheumatism, scurvy, flux, "Liverpool" fever, hernia, gravel in the bladder, and lunacy. The Prescription book contains printed tables with column headings for Ship's Name, person's name, Time of Entry, Quality [rank], Disorder, Medicines, and, surprisingly, Diet. Entries are in ink, in a consistent hand, with references to continuation pages, and noting transfer ("to Surgery" or "to 81") or discharge ("D"). The entries record admission for seamen from the following ships: Barfleur, Magnificent, Ardent, Dido, Triumph, Irresistible, Colossus, Ganges, Gorgon, Goliath, and HMS Victory, among others. The Victory was in Portsmouth from 6 October to 5 December and never out of harbor; the ship's log records three men "Sent to hospital" on 19th November. Pages 88-89 of this prescription book identify Pat. Mulligan from the Victory, and his Disorder: "Cough". An illuminating documentary record of the shore-based medical care afforded to seamen in the fighting age of sail.

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        Bibliotheca Maphaei Pinellii Veneti magno cum studio collecta, a Jacopo Morellio, Bibliothecae Venetae D. Marci custode, descripta et annotationibus illustrata

      Venice: Carolo Palese (sold by Lorenzo Basilio), 1787. FIRST EDITION. Attractively bound in recent half over marbled boards in the antique style, red spine labels lettered in gilt: "Bibl. Pinelli. VERY GOOD. 8vo. 6 volumes. 54, 377 pp., 1 blank f., engraved frontispiece portrait of Pinelli ("F. Bartolozzi del. et sculp."); 4, 468 pp.; 4, 367 pp., 1 large folding plate ('Specimen scripturae in papyro') with small stain; 56, 471 pp.; 8 pp. (pp. 1-2 blank), 360 pp., 5 engraved plates of Egyptian and other antiquities; 16, 365 pp., 1 blank f. Items in Vol. I-III numbered 1 - 7953, Vols. IV-V (Autori Italiani &c.) numbered 1 - 3908, and Libri Francesci, Inglesi, Olandesi, Tedeschi, Spapagnuoli, 708 items, altogether 12,569 items (!) -- Provenance: From the now-defunct Hartford Theological Institute, with discrete blind-stamps in each volume. Occasional minor foxing. An attractive set Excellent, complete copy of the most important catalogue of an Italian eighteenth century private library; its purpose was that of an 'inventory catalogue' for the disposal of the collection either as a whole or 'en detail' (see Morelli's preface). Pinelli (1736-1785) was the last of a family of 'Stampatori Ducali', official printers to the Venetian government, and a keen collector whose library included inherited books. His portrait, of ca. 1760, is one of the few original works by Bartolozzi. After Pinelli's death, his heirs charged Morelli, his close friend, and 'the Magliabecchi of his age' (Enc. Italiana) with the completion of the catalogue which duly fulfilled its immediate purpose. Vol. VI provides a valuable index to the work, at the end of Vol. V there is an index to the ca. 1100 incunabula. In 1788, the London booksellers James Edwards (1757-1816) and James Robson (1733-1806) bought in Venice for £6,000 the celebrated Pinelli library of which the above is the excellent inventory. While in transit to London on three vessels, one of the ships was captured by pirates and the books thrown into the sea (cf. Ottino and Fumagalli, Bibliotheca bibliographica italica, no. 4180). The remainder of the library was sold at auction by Edwards in 1789, by means of a sale catalogue, which was a shortened translation and adaptation of Morelli's, by Samuel Paterson (1728-1802), another London bookseller and auctioneer (cf. DNB). Although it was not a great success financially, the sale, which brought in £8,637 10s, was the first of foreign books on a large scale to be held in London and put that city on the map as an international center of book auctions. REFERENCES: Peignot ('Ce catalogue est un des meilleurs qui existent'); Cicogna 4380 ('La fama di questa Biblioteca notissima ... uno dei cataloghi piu ben fatti'); Horne, p. 721: 'This catalogue is one of the best ever executed, not only from the value and number of the curious works described in it, but also for the valuable bibliographical notices of Morelli. The Pinelli collection of books long held a distinguished rank among the libraries of Europe: it was upwards of 200 years forming by the family, and comprehended an unparalleled collection of Greek, Roman, and Italian authors, from the origin of printing; with many of the earliest editions printed on vellum, and finely illuminated; a considerable number of curious Greek and Latin MSS. (biblical, legal, and classical), from the 11th to the 16th centuries.' See also Frati & Taylor.

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        Einige Originalschriften des Illuminatenordens, welche bei dem gewesenen Regierungsrath Zwack durch vorgenommene Hausvisitation zu Landshut den 11. und 12. 1786 vorgefunden worden. Auf höchsten Befehl Seiner Churfürstlichen Durchleucht zum Druck befördert. [Und: Band 2] Nachtrag von weitern Originalschriften, welche die Illuminatensekte überhaupt, sonderbar aber den Stifter derselben Adam Weishaupt, gewesenen Professor zu Ingolstadt betreffen, und bey der auf dem Baron Bassusischen Schloss zu Sandersdorf, einem bekannten Illuminaten-Neste, vorgenommenen Visitation entdeckt, sofort auf churfürstlich höchsten Befehl gedruckt, und zum geheimen Archiv genommen worden sind, um solche jedermann auf Verlangen zur Einsicht vorlegen zu lassen. 2 Bände.

      München, Joseph Lentner, 1787.. Oktav. Mit insgesamt 6 mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln(davon in ersten Band 3 mit jeweils einer Tabelle, im zweiten Band 5 Tabellen auf 3 Tafeln). (6),407,(1); 251,(1),159,(3) S. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen schlichter Pappband der Zeit.. Eine zur Rechtfertigung des Verbots des Illuminatenordens erfolgte Zusammenstellung von Originalzeugnissen dieser Vereinigung. - Wolfstieg 42770 und 42773; Pfister 503. - Erste Ausgabe der auch mit der Verlegerangabe A. Franz bzw. Strobel vorkommenden Schrift. - Der Illuminatenorden wurde 1776 zunächst unter dem Namen 'Perfektibilisten' von dem Ingolstädter Professor Adam Weishaupt gegründet. Über das Ziel einer allgemeinen Versittlichung des Menschen hinaus verfolgte diese sich als geheime Weisheitsschule verstehende Gesellschaft konkrete politische Ziele, was sie von den Freimaurern unterschied. 1784 erfolgte in Bayern das Verbot durch Kurfürst Karl Theodor. Der im Titel erwähnte Regierungsrat Franz Xaver Zwackh war einer der Hauptmitarbeiter Weishaupts. - Die vorliegende Schrift versucht vor dem "In- und ausländische(n) Publicum" dem Vorwurf der "ungerechte(n) Gewalt und Verfolgung" der Illuminaten in Bayern entgegenzutreten und sie vielmehr als eine "epidemische Secte" zu entlarven. Interessant sind die vorgelegten Dokumente u.a. deshalb, weil sie sehr anschaulich ein Bild von der inneren Struktur des Illuminatenordens geben, der duch einen nachweislich streng hierarchischen Aufbau und einen strikten Verhaltenscodex für seine Mitglieder geprägt war. - Band 1: Einband etwas berieben; Ecken etwas bestoßen. Rückenschildchen teils abgeblättert; Spiegel und Vorsätze leimschattig; vorderer Spiegel mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung; stellenweise stockfleckig und gebräunt.Band 2: Einband beschabt, etwas fleckig und mit mehreren Wurmgängen an den Außengelenken; Rücken handschriftlich beschriftet, mit Resten eines Bibliotheksschildchen und etwas fleckig; Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; vorderes Innengelenk ebenfalls mit Wurmgängen und nach dem Titel gebrochen; hinteres Innengelenk gebrochen; Stempel auf dem Titel und der ersten Seite; bis S. 99 mit Wasserrand und stellenweise etwas stockfleckig

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        Oeuvres de M. le Chancelier D'Aguesseau

      A Paris, Chez les libraires Associés. 13 Vols. 1787 - A Paris, Chez les Libraires Associés, 1761-1789. 13 volumes. xliv, (2), xlv-cxlviii, 622 pp.; xxviii, 686 pp.; xx, 782 pp.; xxiv, 731, (1) pp.; (4), xxii, 730 pp.; (4), xvi, 773, (1) pp.; (4), xlviii, 685, (1) pp.; (4), 711, (1) pp.; (4), xx, 731, (1) pp.; (4), xvi, 460, (2), xii, 316 pp.; (4), xvi, 678 pp.; (4), xxviii, 648 xlix, (1) pp.; (4), lxxxviii, 704 pp. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt in compartments with red labels and gilt lettering, lightly rubbed and worn, a few volumes with some damage to either head or foot of spine. Camus 1349; Conlon 61:443. First edition. Henri François d'Aguesseau, (1668-1751), French magistrate during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV and one of the most distinguished of the chancellors who flourished under the French system of parlements. As a magistrate he bansihed corruption from the tribunals, he was responsible for improving the forms and uniformity of procedure; he was influential in ascertaining more accurately jurisdictional limits. It was, however, through his grandes ordonnances that he left his most permanent marks on French jurisprudence. His work marks an epoch in French jurisprudence and his name ranks with that of L'Hôpital. - Very Good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 014036 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter to Louis XVI in the third person, petitioning the King to recommend his son for a position in the Gardes Françaises; with 2 lines in the hand of Louis XVI

      n.p. [Paris], 1787. One page on sheet of watermarked stationery. Small folio. Old folds, slight soiling and a couple of small stains, but sound and quite legible. Vergennes to Louis XVI, with a Note from the King The Comte de Vergennes (1717 - 1787), diplomat and statesman, was Louis XVI's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1774. It was Vergennes' policy during the American Revolution to provide the American rebels with financial and military support, in the hopes of weakening Britain's dominance in North America; and It was Vergennes, too, who conducted the negotiations with Franklin, Adams, and Jay culminating in the Treaty of Paris. Vergennes' policy of supporting a republican revolution, and its enormous cost to France, are generally cited as the major causes of the French Revolution. One could stretch a point and argue that Vergenness, more than any single individual, was responsible for his King's downfall and eventual execution. The appearance of each their hands on the same document, as here, has a definite appeal to a collector of historical ironies. Here, Vergennes seeks a position for his son in the French Guards, which, like the Swiss Guards, were special troops belonging solely to the royal household; they were under the command, at that time, of the gallant young duc de Biron, who served with French troops in the American Revolution. In translation: "Sire, "The Sr. de Vergennes take the liberty of humbly asking Your Majesty to grant him a special sign of his protection, by informing M. le Maéchal the Duke de Biron that it will please him that he propose M. de Vergennes, his eldest son, for the first vacant position in the French Guards. Said M. de Vergennes is old enough, in accordance with your Majesty's ordinances, to be admitted to the military." Beneath, the King has docketed th letter with this brief note: "M. le Maréchal de Biron will propose him to me for the first opening".

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        The American Magazine, Containing a Miscellaneous Collection of Original and Other Valuable Essays, in Prose and Verse, and Calculated Both for Instruction and Amusement. Issues 1 - 8 (of 12)

      New York: Samuel Loudon, 1787. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated with 2 plates (one torn and one edgeworn) and 1 table (torn and with some paper loss). 602 pages with continuous pagination. Thick 8vo, contemporary leather-backed boards with red label (well-worn but sound and attractive). New York: Printed by Samuel Loudon, and sold for the printer, by Messieurs Berry and Rogers, Hodge, Campbell, Allen, and Greenleaf, December 1787 - July 1788. 8 (of 12 issues) bound together. First editions. Some light toning and foxing and a handful of contemporary ink marginalia, still a very good copy of these scarce American periodicals, edited by Noah Webster. OCLC list NO physical copies in any library. Issues include: moral fiction, curiosities, travel, descriptions of unusual or exotic places, science, religion, biographical anecdotes, poetry, etc. A section of European and American current events, marriages and deaths concludes each issue.

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        Travels through Germany, in a series of letters; written in German by the Baron Riesbeck, and translated by the Rev. Mr. Maty .

      London Printed for T. Cadell 1787 - First English edition. 3 volumes, 8vo., nineteenth century vellum, black and tan morocco labels, a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch einer vollständigen Geographisch-Historischen Beschreibung der Kurfürstl. Pfalz am Rheine. Dritter Theil und Vierter Theil

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1787; 1788.. Dritter Band und vierter Band ( von 4 Bänden) Vortitel, Titel, 504 S., Titelkupfer von Rieger ; Vortitel, Titel, 528 S., Titelkupfer von Rieger Pappeinband, Rückentitel(Schild), umlaufender Rotschnitt, ca. 18,2 x 11,4 cm.. Einband leicht berieben und bestossen, Bezugspapier stärker beschabt (Außengelenke). Stellenweise etwas fleckig. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Das erste Titelkupfer zeigt Oppenheim von der Morgenseite, das zweite Kreuznach. Der Inhalt des dritten Bandes : Oberamt Alzey, Oberamt Oppenheim, Oberamt Stromberg, Oberamt Bacharach, mit dem Unteramt Kaub und das Oberamt Simmern. Der Inhalt des vierten Bandes : Das Oberamt Kreuznach, Das Oberamt Lautern, Das Oberamt Lauterecke, Das Oberamt Veldenz, Ein dreifaches (umfangreiches) Register über das ganze Werk

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        Lettres sur quelques parties de la Suisse : adressees a la reine de la Grande-Bretagne - [Parts 1 & 2 in 14 letters]

      Paris : Duchesne 1787 - Subjects; Geology & Cosmology -- Switzerland -- Early works to 1800. Switzerland -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800. Physical description: xxviii, 224 pages ; 23 cm. Head and tail pieces. Other Title: Lettres physiques et morales, sur les montagnes et sur l'histoire de la terre et de l'homme. Biography; J. A. de Luc, citoyen de Geneve, lecteur de sa majeste, membre da la Societe Royal de Londres & correspondant des Academies Royales des Sciences de Paris & de Montpellier. Original wraps bound in near contemporary marble paper. Very minor and scattered foxing to the prelims only. Remains an uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason)

      KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason). Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1787. 1 blank leaf TP + 2 leaves = Dedication + [VII]-XLIV = Vorrede + [1]-884, [with pages 454 through 489 unnumbered as usual], Octavo. Second Edition. [Warda 60]Kant?s masterpiece, the book that made him world-famous, and arguably the most important book of philosophy published in modern times. "Kant?s great achievement was to conclude finally the line on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy?" (PMM, p. 137). Having been woken from his "dogmatic slumbers" by his reading of Hume, Kant went on to effect a "Copernican" revolution in philosophy -- the effects of which have not yet subsided. The so-called "B" text which Kant heavily revised and which must be compared and contrasted with the original first edition "A" text. Almost all modern editions and translations blend elements of both the "A" and the "B" versions of the text.Kant included here his own substantive amplifications, corrections, and improvements, noting some but not all of these in the new Introduction. At the time, Kant considered this to be the "definitive edition," but made further incorporations in the 1790 edition (see next item}. Today, philosophers still think it necessary to have both the "A" and "B" versions of the text available when studying the work. Contemporary half-leather with marbled boards. Spine with surface/visual cracking only to leather, but solid. Beautiful contemporary hand-scripted label to spine. Light scuffing to boards. Neatly written notes to front free endpaper in contemporary hand. Internally near fine. This is a gorgeous copy, tightly bound with only some visual cracking to spine leather.

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        Papiere eines Verstorbenen. Ein Vermächtnis für die Lebenden. Herausgegeben von der Wittib des braunen Mannes. Für die Leipziger Jubilate-Messe.

      [Basel], [Flick] 1787.. 8°. 344 S., 2 w. Bll. Mit einer gest. Porträt-Vignette auf Titelbl. (J. del., Dunker sc.) und einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. Halblederband der Zeit. m. kl. Fileten, Zierleisten und Titel auf mont. Papierschildchen in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Sprenkelpapier u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Rü. etw. berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Signatur v. alter Hd. auf flieg. Vorsatz, papierbed. leicht gebräunt, aber im Text kaum Gebrauchsspuren.. Hayn-Got. VI, 26 f.; VD18 10722017 nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta. - Seltene Sammlung von 60 Aufsätzen eines anonymen, für uns nicht zu ermittelnden Verfassers. Lediglich die Badische Landesbibliothek gibt den deutschen Schriftsteller Johann Gottwerth Müller als Verfasser an, was sich aber nicht verifizieren lässt. "Diese Papiere fanden sich unter Schloß und Riegel nach dem Tode meines Vetters AB. CD. in einer zinnernen Kapsel, korrekt geschrieben, und als ein Vermächtnis seinen Erben geheiliget. Diese guten einfältigen Leute bezeugten aber so wenig Gefallen an diesen Dokumenten .. daß ich sie gegen ein Equivalent in dem Vorsatze erhandelte, dem grossen deutschen Publikum damit ein Geschenk zu machen." (Aus dem Vorwort). - Mit Kapiteln über: 'Ueber die Verbesserung der deutschen Dialekte' / 'Seyd sparsam mit euren Kohlen!' / 'Etwas von unnützen Menschen' / 'Schreiben von Wittwenklöstern' / 'Schreiben eines Hypochondristen über die Begräbnisse in Kirchen und auf Kirchhöfen' / 'Ueber das Spiel' / 'Der Mann und das Weib' etc.

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        Relacion Historica de la Vida y Apostolicas Tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junipero Serra, y de las Misiones que fundo en la California Septentrional, y nuevos establecimientos de Monterey

      Don Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, Mexico 1787 - 4to., (7 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Engraved portrait of Serra facing page one, folding engraved map matted separately (edges and corners of early leaves expertly strengthened, last leaf remargined, very light dampstaining in margins of a few leaves). Contemporary limp vellum, title written in manuscript on the front cover and spine, remains of two pairs of ties (extremities a bit scuffed, one or two stains). Provenance: with early inscription of Del P. Beistegui at the foot of the title-page, Sr. Juan Munos Capitan General del provincia de Mord [?]" in the margin of page [xvi], and one or two other early marginal annotations. First Edition, the issue with "Pro" instead of "Car" at the end of the index , the map with the text "Mar Pacifico" added, and the text above the imprint reading: "A Expensas de Don Miguel Gonzalez Calderon sindico de dicho apostolico colegio". Francoso's celebrated map ".shows only the California coast and peninsula, with nothing eastward of the mouths of the Colorado and Gila rivers, but while its main purpose was to trace the travels of Father Serra during his years of service along the western coast, it is of interest here because it seems to be the first on which a boundary line was drawn between Lower and Upper California. As will be later noted, the line thus shown was not the boundary eventually established, even at its western end" (Wheat, pp. 128-129). "Relacion Histoica." written by Serra's fellow Franciscan, disciple and lifelong friend Palou is the primary source for the life of Father Serra and his founding of the California missions. Serra worked among the natives in the "Sierra Gorda region north of Mexico City. For eight years he translated Christian doctrine and prayers into the language of the Pames Indians. With them, in the mid-1750s, Serra also helped to build a large stone church in Jalpan (in the state of Queretaro in the Sierra Gorda Mountains), which is still used for worship today. His intensity, hard work, and uninhibited delight in God's creation impressed his companions. In 1758 Serra was reassigned to the Mexican capital, where he undertook the duties of administrator at the College of San Fernando and the ministries of a traveling missionary priest. During this time, plagued by asthma and a painful leg injury, Serra increasingly identified with the Catholic mystical tradition that sought spiritual purification through suffering. "In early 1767 King Charles III suddenly expelled the Jesuits from Spain and its colonies. The following year Serra was placed in charge of the orphaned Jesuit missions on the Baja (lower) California peninsula. Moreover, with the Russians moving from Alaska down the western coast of North America, the Spanish charged him to establish missions in Alto (upper) California. It was this final venture that became Serra's greatest legacy. "At the age of fifty-five Serra accompanied the overland "Sacred Expedition" under Gaspar de Portolá, which reached San Diego in the summer of 1769 and founded the first mission in American California there on 16 July. The next objective was Monterey, some 400 miles to the north, where the second mission, San Carlos Borromeo, was founded on 3 June 1770. Fortified by its presidio, Monterey served as the capital of California and as Serra's headquarters as he served as the father president of the missions for the next fourteen years. Under his direction, nine California missions were founded, teaching the Indian peoples Christian doctrine, literacy, agricultural techniques, building, pottery making, and other skills. Following the teachings of his order and the ideals of Catholic Spain, Serra administered a mission system that helped to transform tribal hunting and gathering economies with loose social organization into more settled, regimented communities that sought to "prepare souls for heaven." By the time of Serra's death an estimated 5,000 neophytes were living in the missions along with 500 Spanish soldiers and settlers" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verhandeling Over Prenten

      Rotterdam: P.en J.Holsteijn, 1787 XVI-164 pp. Uncut. Engraved title ( a nice ensemble of books and prints) Translated from the English. With a glossary of phrases and words concerning the arts. how to collect and preserve prints, how they're made, hints for the young collector, etc. etc. A scarce, little volume in original boards.

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        Jardin anglo-chinois

      1787. LE ROUGE, George Louis. Les Jardins Anglo-Chinois. Twenty Cahiers. Oblong folio, 290 x 440 mm, bound in nineteenth-century French grey-green cloth and modern French paper over boards for Cahiers V and XIII. Various sheet sizes, a number of the illustrations are large folding plates. Paris: Chez Le Rouge, 1776-1787. |~||~||~||~||~| A near-complete set of this extremely rare First and Only Edition of Le Rouge's monumental publication, without the final Cahier XXI containing six plates, missing as per usual. Le Rouge's impressive illustrated record of garden design is the fullest eighteenth-century collection of engraved views of gardens in the prevailing Anglo-Chinese manner and also of contemporary gardens in other traditions. The names of the architects and gardeners who created these gardens are all indicated, and the views of their work are scrupulously engraved. As soon as the Jardins Anglo-Chinois was published, it was considered to be an irreplaceable reference work and a unique source of inspiration. And today, over two hundred years later, it remains the premier record of these vanished landscape designs. The range extends chronologically from George Loudon's early eighteenth-century layout at Wanstead (well-illustrated on six plates) to the Jardin de Monceau and Ermenonville. The plates comprise a great number of plans for gardens as a whole and for individual parterres, woodlands and labyrinths, also designs for pavilions, temples, kiosks, dairies and similar garden buildings in classical, Gothic and Chinese styles. There are additional illustrations of balustrades and treillage, bridges, menageries, aviaries, theatres and amphitheatres, grottoes, hermitages, greenhouses, cascades, fountains and statuary. There is extensive coverage of the major gardens and a host of minor gardens in England, France and Germany. Among English gardens Stowe and Kew are dominant, alongside less expected ones like Blair Atholl and Buckingham House (the garden of the future Buckingham Palace). French gardens given prominence include those of the Chateau at Roissy, M. de Saint-James's garden at Neuilly, many gardens in and around Paris, Marly, the Trianon, and so on. Germany is well represented by Pigage's Schwetzingen in its formal French style before the later picturesque additions, and by the garden of the episcopal palace of Wurzburg, shown on six very fine plates after drawings by its designer, the court gardener J. P. Mayer. The Bagno at Steinfort, Count von Bentheim's residence near Munster, gets the widest coverage of any European garden, taking up almost the whole of three cahiers in 54 plates. From the point of view of garden theory the most interesting parts of Le Rouge are cahiers IV and V. Cahier IV reproduces in a different format and without acknowledgement, almost the whole of the illustrations of Overton's Temple Builder's Most Useful Companion (published in 1766), and Wrighte's Grotesque Architecture (published in 1767), both collections of designs for garden buildings intended for an English readership and now transformed for continental use. Cahier V comprises Chambers' Traite des edifices, meubles, habits, machines, et ustensiles des chinois, the only instance of the use of a printed text in the entire 21 cahiers and emphasising Chambers' importance as the interpreter of Chinese buildings and gardens to Western taste. Cahier V is frequently lacking from surviving copies. The crowning achievement of Le Rouge's Jardins Anglo-Chinois is a series of 97 plates, making up the four cahiers XIV, XV, XVI and XVII, which show the gardens and palaces of the Emperor Qianlong of China. The original drawings were made in China after paintings on silk, at the instigation of the Swedish ambassador, and entrusted to the Marquis de Biencourt to be engraved in Paris. They go far beyond Chambers in their accurate depiction of the palaces and their surroundings, and they give the first coherent picture of Chinese landscaped gardens with their pavilions, artificial mounds, numerous pavilions, zig-zag steps, streams with waterfalls and bridges, pines and ornamental trees and groups of stones. Copies of the Jardins Anglo-Chinois are of the greatest rarity in any condition: virtually all surviving copies are incomplete. Witness, the Berlin copy (described in the Ornamentstichsammlung), which lacks part 5 and 21; and the Guilmard copy (recorded in Les Maitres Ornamenistes), which lacks parts 1-7 and 20-21; furthermore, there is not a single perfect copy recorded by OCLC in North America. OCLC lists 3 copies of various collations in America: Princeton, Philadelphia Museum of Art, one in Canada at CCA, and one in England at Cambridge University. Even Jacques Charles Brunet, in his Manuel du libraire of 1820, had pointed out how difficult it was to obtain a complete set. This set is nearly complete; lacking only the final Cahier XXI with six plates (almost always the case) and Cahier I has a duplicate of plate #3 and is lacking plate #2, a ground plan of the pavillon de Laboissiere. Some minor staining and insignificant tears, overall a handsome set of one of the great monuments in the history of book-making. A rare book on the market. PROVENANCE: Emily Jane Mercer-Elphinstone-de Flahault, 8th Lady Nairne, Marchioness of Lansdowne, with her ex-libris. The Lansdowne family owned Bowood Estates, transformed by Capability Brown into one of England's premier landscape parks. Berlin Katalog 3312. Guimard 260-261. Jellicoe, pp. 335-6. Ketcham, pp. 69-95. Brunet III, 998. For a complete collation and reproduction of each illustration, see: Véronique Royet, George Louis Le Rouge: Les Jardins anglo-chinois. A FULL COLLATION OF THE PRESENT COPY FOLLOWS: Cahier I: 27 plates, numbered 1-23; plus 3 plates of engraved text (on 2 leaves), numbered 24-26; and 1 unnumbered folding plate. Lacking plate 2, plate 3 present twice. Cahier II: 23 plates, numbered 1-23. Cahier III: 29 plates, numbered 1-28, and one large unnumbered folding plate, located at the end of Cahier 1 in this copy. Cahier IV: 30 plates, numbered 1-30. Cahier V: 21 plates, and 30 pages in letterpress (with title: Traite des edifices, meubles, habits, machines, et ustensiles [sic] des chinois ... par M. Chambers, Architect Anglois. Cahier VI: 30 plates, numbered 1-30, of which 2 are folding. Cahier VII: 27 plates, of which 5 are folding; numbered 1-19 and 24-27; and 4 plates of engraved text (on 2 leaves, numbered 20-23). Cahier VIII: 28 plates, of which 1 is folding, numbered 1-28. Cahier IX: 15 plates, of which 1 is folding, numbered 1-15. Cahier X: 13 plates, of which 3 are folding, numbered 1-11, and 2 unnumbered plates.. Cahier XI: 20 plates, of which 6 are folding, numbered 1-20. Cahier XII: 26 plates, of which 3 are folding, numbered 3-24 (the first two are unnumbered); and 2 plates of engraved text (on 1 leaf), numbered 25-26. Cahier XIII: 26 plates, numbered 1-26. Cahier XIV: 11 plates, numbered 1-11, all of which are folding. Cahier XV: 28 plates, numbered 1-28. Cahier XVI: 30 plates, numbered 1-30. Cahier XVII: 30 plates, numbered 1-30. Cahiers XVIII-XIX: 49 plates, 1 engraved title-page, numbered 1; 2 plates of engraved text (on 1 leaf), numbered 2-3; and 46 plates, of which 3 are folding, numbered 4-49. Cahier XX: 24 plates, numbered 1- 24, of which 6 are large folding. Plates 16 and 17 are joined together. Cahier XXI: lacking in this copy.

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        DICTIONNAIRE MYTHO HERMETIQUE, dans lequel on trouve les Allégories Fabuleuses des Poetes, les Métaphores, les Enigmes et les Termes barbares des Philosophes Hermétiques expliqués

      Delalain l?aîné 1787 in 8°, pp. XXIV, 546, (2), bella leg. in p / pelle maculata coeva con filetti d?oro ai piatti e tit. e ricchi fregi in oro al ds., tagli dorati, segnalibro, test. e final. animati inc. in rame, testo su due colonne. 2^ edizione di questo prezioso e raro dizionario ermetico composto a complemento delle ?Fables ègyptiennes et grecques?. In effetti il nostro esempl. porta come tit. al ds. ?Fables ègyptiennes?. Per notizie sull?A., non si può fare a meno di rimandare all?ottimo saggio di M. Meillassoux?Le Cerf dal titolo ?Dom Pernety et les Illuminés d?Avignon, suivi de la transcription intégrale de la Sainte Parole? (pubbl. da Archè / Edidit, Milano 1992). Cf. Caillet 8525 che cita e descrive questa ediz. Qualche piccolo e antico rest. alla leg., per il resto ottimo esempl.

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        Histoire de Dannemarc

      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 our model 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. Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie A Genève (et à Paris, chez Buisson) 1787 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in 8 (12x19cm) 9 tomes brochés

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        Schriften der Kurfürstlichen Deutschen Gesellschaft in Mannheim. Erster bis vierter Band in 4 Bänden.

      Mannheim, 1787-, 1788.. 8°, circa 17,3 x 11,2 cm. Zusammen mehr als 1200 Seiten Leder d. Zt. Mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, je zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Seltene Reihe mit Aufsätzen und gekrönten Preisschriften zur Linguistik und Philologie, erschien in zehn jeweils in sich abgeschlossenen Bänden von 1787 bis 1794 mit einem elften Zusatzband, der erst 1809 herauskam. Aus dem Inhalt: Band 1. Anton Klein. Vom Ursprunge der Aufklärung der Pfalz in der Vaterlandssprache, und von derselben Verbreitung durch die Kurpfälzische Gesellschaft... - Prälat Häselin. Von dem gothischen Geschmacke, der sich in der deutschen Schrift... erhalten hat. - Prälat Häselin. Von dem Ursprung der deutschen Buchstaben. - Band 2. Leonhard Meister. Hauptepochen der deutschen Sprache seit dem achten Jahrhundert. - Band 3. Wilhelm Petersen. Welches sind die Veränderungen und Epochen der deutschen Hauptsprache seit Karl dem Grossen... - Georg Günther. Ueber das Sonderbare der deutschen Höflichkeitssprache im Gebrauche der Fürwörter. - Band 4. J. G. Trendelnburg. Vergleichung der Vorzüge der deutschen Sprache mit den Vorzügen der lateinischen und griechischen... - Diese Exemplare in sehr dekorativen Einbänden stammen aus der herzöglichen Bibliothek der Wittelsbacher in Schloss Tegernsee, am Rücken das typische Etikett. - Gut erhalten, kaum gebräunt, wenig berieben. Sehr dekorativ gebunden.

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        Historische Beschreibung der kurfürstl. Haupt- und Regierungs-Städte in Niederbaiern, Landshut und Straubing.

      Landshut, Hagen für den Verfasser, 1787.. Mit einer ansehnlichen Gemäldesammlung der Kirchen verschiedener Städte und hohen Prälaturen. 386 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 17 x 11 cm,. Einbanddeckel rückseitig mit zwei kleinen Wurmspuren. Meidinger war Schreiber in Straubing und Landshut. Enthält neben den beiden Stadtbeschreibungen auch kurze Schilderungen der bayerischen Städte und Prälatenklöster mit Angabe der dort aufbewahrten sehenswürdigen Gemälde. Lose beiliegend ein eigenhändiges Widmungsschreiben Meidingers an Wilhelm, Herzog in Bayern.

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        Observations on the Plan of Government Submitted to the Federal Convention, in Philadelphia, on the 28th of May, 1787. Delivered at Different Times in the Course of their Discussions

      New York: Francis Childs, 1787. 27 pages. Incomplete, but missing pages (pgs. 11-26) are suppplied in facsimile from the copy held at the Library of Congress. Measures 20.4cm; sheets sewn; unbound. Howes P375 states: This speech, made before the Constitutional Convention, furnishes the only contemporary clue to the much discussed Pinckney plan for a Federal Constitution. Charles Pinckney (1757-1824).. First Edition. Paperback. Good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        OBSERVACIONES DE LAS EFICACES VIRTUDES NUEVAMENTE DESCUBIERTAS O COMPROBADAS EN VARIAS PLANTAS por el Dr. D. Salvador Soliva, medico botánico, académico de número de la Real Academia Matritense, y Don Joaquin Rodriguez, cirujano botánico, agregados por S.M. al Real Jardin de Madrid,.

      Madrid 1787 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre botanica. Plantas medicinales. Con grabados calcográficos. Publicación: Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1787. Primera edición. Descripción fisica: 3 tomos en 2 volumenes. Octavo (19 cm.) Tomo primero: Anteportada, portada, 1 hoja, XX páginas, 132 páginas, 5 láminas. Tomo segundo: Anteportada, portada, 260 páginas (incluidas anteportada y portada), 5 láminas. Tomo tercero: Anteportada, portada, XV páginas (incluidas anteportada y portada), 245 páginas, 6 láminas. Encuadernación plena piel de época (pasta española) con tejuelos y hierros en el lomo. Conservación: Buen estado en general, ligeros puntos de oxido en algunas hojas. Un cuadernillo del tomo segundo pagias 81 - 96 mal colocado, leve marca de xilofago marginal en el tomo tercero de la pagina 159 - 182. Encuadernación con alguna falta. Revisado completo excepto de 1 grabado en el tomo tercero. Palau 318913 ESS1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dritte Entdeckungs-Reise welche derselbe auf Befehl und Kosten der Großbritannischen Regierung in das stille Meer und nach dem Nordpol hinauf unternommen und mit den Schiffen Resolution und Discovery während der Jahre 1776 bis 1780 ausgeführt hat. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Georg Forster. 2 Bände. 3 Bl., XVI, 114, 504 S., 1 Bl.; 7 Bl., 532 S. Mit gestoch. Porträt, 37 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, 7 (2 mehrfach gefalt.) Karten und 1 Falttabelle. 4°. Hübsche Halblederbde d. Z. auf 5 Bünden (Kapitale und Ecken unauffällig restauriert) mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1787-1788.. . Erste deutsche Ausgabe des Berichts über die dritte Entdeckungsreise Cooks in den Pazifik. Obwohl mit Ehrungen überhäuft bewarb er sich für die Expedition für die Suche nach einer Nordwestdurchfahrt und wurde mit den Schiffen "Resolution" und "Discovery" ausgestattet, letzteres unter dem Kommando von Charles Clerke. Mit an Bord waren der Naturforscher Anderson, der Schweizer Maler Weber sowie der spätere Kapitän der "Bounty", William Bligh. Am 12. Juli verließen die Schiffe Plymouth und segelten über das Kap der Guten Hoffnung in den Pazifik. Nach einer Rast auf Thahiti fuhr Cook entlang der amerikanischen Nordwestküste und erreichte die Beringstraße, wo die Schiffe umkehren mussten. Im Januar 1779 wurde Hawaii entdeckt und die Europäer wurden freundlich aufgenommen. Nach einer Erkundungsfahrt und der Rückkehr nach Hawaii wurde Cook bei feindlichen Handlungen zwischen den Eingeborenen und der Schiffsbesatzung schwer verletzt und starb am 14. Februar 1779. Clerke setzte die Reise fort, starb jedoch selbst am 22. August desselben Jahres bei dem Versuch, eine Nordwestdurchfahrt zu finden. Leutnant Gore führte daraufhin die Expedition wieder nach England zurück. Mit den Reihentiteln 'Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Süd-Meer' Bände 6 und 7. "To this version Forster added not only numerous footnotes an a preface, but also a long introduction 'Cook der Entdecker, Versuch eines Denkmals', forming one of the earliest and most important biographies of Cook" (Du Rietz) - Mit der oft fehlenden großen Karte (85x62 cm), auf der die Routen aller drei Expeditionen Cooks verzeichnet sind. - Titel im Unterrand mit Spuren eines gelöschten Stempels. Leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Einige Tafeln auf den Rand der Textblätter montiert, diese dadurch dort leicht knitterfaltig. - Cox II 27. Engelmann 97. Henze I 695 ff. Du Rietz 211.

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        Oeuvres de M. Leonard Quatrieme Edition

      Paris, Chez Prault, 1787.. Tome II 278 Seiten plus Anhang gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband. in braunes Leder gebundene Ausgabe mit Goldverzierungen auf dem Einband, Rücken stark berieben, daher Titel dort nicht mehr lesebar, Kannten angestoßen, Seiten und Seitenschnitt altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, einige Abb. enthalten, Maße 14,5 cm x 8,5 cm gesschrieben in / auf französisch

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        Dunkers Skizzen für Künstler und Kunst-Liebhaber über Paris. Sechs und neunzig radirte und geätzte Blätter, deren Erklärung in Merciers Tableau de Paris vorkommt. - Dunker, graveur, Esquisses pour les artistes et amateurs des Arts, sur Paris ... 2 gefalt. Titelblätter in Deutsch und Französisch. 96 Radierungen auf Tafeln. Abbildungsgröße ca. 11,5x6,5 bis 7 cm. Textteil davor: Tableau de Paris, ou explication de differentes figures, gravees a l'eau-forte. Gr.8°. Späterer Pappband (berieben, Rücken restauriert) mit zusätzlich aufgezogenem gestoch. Frontispiz. Pergament-Schutzumschlag.

      Yverdon 1787.. . Die phantasievolle und witzige Bildfolge zu Merciers Buch 'Tableau de Paris', dt.: 'Paris, ein Gemälde von Mercier', für den sie eigentlich geplant war. Die hier veröffentlichten Texte stammen nicht von Mercier und dieser hat sich "gegen die Yverdoner Ausgabe, besonders aber gegen die Dunkerschen Illustrationen entschieden verwahrt" (P. Thiel). Dunker (1746-1807) kannte Paris und das Sujet, das er bearbeitete, sehr gut. Im Jahr 1765 hatte ihn sein Lehrer, der Landschaftsmaler Jakob Philipp Hackert, auf eine Reise nach Paris mitgenommen, wo Dunker mehrere Jahre durch die Maler Joseph Marie Vien und Noel Halle unterrichtet wurde, besonders aber durch den Kupferstecher Johann Georg Wille. Bei Jacques Aliamet lernte er radieren. Diese 'Skizzen' gehören zu Dunkers umfangreichsten Arbeiten und nehmen in seinem Werk eine besondere Stellung ein. Hier schon zeigt sich seine Neigung zu karikieren, wie sie später noch deutlicher hervortrat. "Die angeblich wahrheitsgetreue Sittenschilderung Merciers wird mit jenem verstecktem Sarkasmus, den der Text enthält, von Dunker ... dargestellt" (Lanck./Oehler). "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). Zwischen 1798 und 1800 veröffentlichte Dunker dann mehrere Schriften, in denen er, enttäuscht über den Ausgang der Französischen Revolution, verbittert und satirisch den Untergang des Alten Bern darstellte. Dies stellt einen frühen Höhepunkt der politischen Karikatur in der Schweiz dar. - Kaum fleckig. Vier Kupfer alt aufgezogen. Vereinzelt Teil einer Darstellung in schwächerem Abdruck. - Nicolas, Duncker, 102. Cohen/Ricci 701 f. Sander 1339 (verzeichnet: "Yverdon 1785 ou Berne 1787 ou Yverdon 1787"). Lewine S. 353. Lanck./Oehler II 190f. Thieme/Becker X 144. Lipperheide Fd 10 (ohne Ort und Jahr).

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft von Immanuel Kant, Professor in Königsberg, der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin Mitglied. Zweyte hin und wieder verbesserte Auflage.

      Riga, Hartknoch 1787.. XLIV; 884 Seiten (Seite 454 - 483 unpa- giniert, Seite 561 - 576 fehlt !). (20,2 x 14,2 cm) 8°. Pappband der Zeit mit allseitigem Rotschnitt.. Die maßgebliche Auflage, der "B"-Text, die Grundlage aller weiteren Ausgaben ! Warda 60. PMM 226 (für die Erstausgabe von 1781). Schlichter, recht beriebener und teils auch bestoßener Pappband. Innen papierbedingt teils stärker gebräunt, in den Marginalien teils heftigst annotiert, im Text stellenweise unterstrichen. Das hintere Innengelenk angeplatzt. Kants opus magnum fand in der ersten Auflage kaum Beachtung, Freiherr von Zedlitz, der Staatsminister, Reformer im Bildungswesen und preußischer Aufklärer, dem Kant das Werk nicht nur im Druck gewidmet hatte, reagierte auf die Zusendung eines persönlichen Widmungsexemplars übrhaupt nicht, ebensowenig sein Sekretär J.E. Biester. Garve betonte Kant gegenüber die auch durch die Schreibart verursachten Verständnisschwierigkeiten, worauf Kant, dem gesellschaftliche Wirkung wichtig war, an Garve folgendes schrieb: "Sie belieben des Mangels an Popularität zu erwähnen, als eines gerechten Vorwurfs, den man meiner Schrift machen kann, denn in der Tat muß jede philosophische Schrift derselben fähig sein, sonst verbirgt sie, unter einem Dunst von scheinbarem Scharfsinn, vermutlich Unsinn." (7. August 1783). Die Überlegungen resultierten in einer Umarbeitung, die als die hier vorliegende zweite verbesserte Ausgabe 1787 erschien und in dieser Fassung zahlreiche weitere Auflagen erlebte. In einer neuen, ausführlichen Vorrede versucht Kant, weit ausholend, zu erläutern worum es ihm geht und warum er die erste Auflage erweitert und überarbeitet hat. Die mindestens seit dem Binden fehlenden Seiten liegen textlich in Kopie bei. * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. *

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        Histoire des Oiseaux, peints dans tous leurs aspects, apparens et sensibles; ornée de planches coloriées . Par . Ingénieur, dessinateur et graveur du Cabinet du Roi

      chez l’ auteur 1787-1790, A Paris - Precioso libro sobre pájaros, clasificado por familias, incluyendo extensa descripción de cada una de ellas, acompañada de bellas laminitas representativas finamente iluminadas a mano a la acuarela. Como el mismo autor dice en el prólogo, para los naturalistas más hablan las láminas que la mejor de las descripciones. Se publicaron 9 tomos y aun así la obra quedó sin terminar Graesse, III-1499; Brunet, IV, 429 Holandesa puntas de época, lomera con adornos dorados y en seco. Con un total de 235 láminas iluminadas a mano, de época [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Iliade. L'Odyssée. Avec des Remarques ; Précédée de Réflexions sur Homère et sur la traduction des Poëtes par M. Bitaubé

      Imprimerie de Didot l'Aîné 1787 - 1788. Douze volumes in - 12 (131 x 81 mm), maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin rouge, filets entourant les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie rose, tanches dorées (reliure d'époque). Orné des portraits de Homère et Bitaubé, ce dernier d'après Cochin, gravés par Saint - Aubin, et de deux planches dépliantes représentant le Bouclier d'Achille. Bel exemplaire. (quelques petits défauts, coins un peu usés, rousseurs). / / 1787 - 1788. Twelve 12o volumes (131 x 81 mm), green morocco, smooth spine tooled, red morocco labels, fillets border on covers, fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, pink silk linings and end - papers, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with the portraits of Homère and Bitaubé engraved by Saint - Aubin (the portait of Bitaubé is engraved after Cochin), and with two folding plates depicting the "Bouclier d'Achille". Nice copy. (some little defects, corners a bit used, brownings).

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales

      London: Printed for Hooper & Wigstead. No. 212 High-Holborn, [n.d. circa 1787]. â??New editionâ?. 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 â??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.â? - 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, â??Views of Antiquities in England and Walesâ? begun in 1773. He kept adding volumes to it and the islands of Guernsey and Jersey were completed in 1787.

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        Eyrbyggia-Saga sive Eyranorum Historia. Auxit G. J. Thorkelin.

      København, Typis Aug. Frid. Steinii, 1787. 4to. XII + 354 + (1) s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. Norrøn og latinsk parallelltekst. Fint samt. helskinnbd. med 5 opph. bind. Gult skinn tittelfelt. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Marmorert snitt

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        Geschichte der Jesuiten in Portugal, unter der Staatsverwaltung des Marquis von Pombal Aus Handschriften und sichern Nachrichten herausgegeben, und mit Anmerkungen begleitet

      Two folding engraved floor plans. xl, 303 pp.; 1 p.l., 304 pp., one leaf of errata. Two vols. 8vo, cont. marbled sheep, spines richly gilt, red & green leather lettering pieces on spines. Nuremberg: Felssecker, 1787-88. First edition of this valuable history of the suppression of the Jesuits in Portugal, based on original documents. The suppression was overseen by the Marquis of Pombal; Murr gives here a highly detailed chronological account, year-by-year from 1750 through 1761. In Vol. II Murr provides a list of all the foreign missions of the Portuguese Jesuits, including Angola, India, Japan, Cambodia, China, Brazil, etc. Murr (1733-1811), a resident of Nuremberg, was a scholar with wide interests. He edited several intellectual journals, published on libraries and art museums, etc. A very fine and pretty set from the library of the dukes of Bavaria. .

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        One if by Land, Two if by Sea" ? Exceedingly rare and desirable document signed at Old North Church by sexton Robert Newman who, at the request of Paul Revere, had hung two lanterns in the steeple of his church to alert the colonial militia that the British were invading ?by sea?

      "Exceedingly Rare Manuscript Document Signed ?Robert Newman? as Sexton of Boston?s Old North Church, 1 page, 7.25"" x 4"". On laid paper, two mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition. Funeral expense bill ?for Negro Woman? filled out in unknown hand. In full, ""1787 Mr. Samuel Bradstreet to Robert Newman / Augt 10 Digging Grave for Negro Woman 5..0 / Cash Pd for ye Pall 4..6 / Ditto for tooling Bells 2..8 / My Attendance, Borrowing Chears &c 6 - / £ 0..18...2 Recd Payment ?" Robert Newman? Docketed on verso ?Funeral / Expenses of / Billah / 1787.? According to Todd W. Van Beck in the ""Handbook of Death and Dying,"" Clifton D. Bryant, Editor in Chief (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2003), ""Probably the oldest documentation of an undertaker being certified to do the job occurred in Boston during 1786. City records indicate that Robert Newman was registered that year with the Selectmen of Boston (the town council) as 'one of those willing to undertake the charge of funerals.' ?It was undertaker-sexton Robert Newman who, on April 18, 1775, hung the lanterns in the steeple of Old North Church to alert the colonial militia of the British invasion, which culminated in the battles of Lexington and Concord and the American Revolution."" Robert Newman hung two lanterns to signal that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. Ironically, as a teenager, in Boston, one of Pail Revere?s first jobs was as a bell ringer at the Old North Church, then called Christ Church. Also present is a 5"" x 3"" envelope, stamp cut off, postmarked Charlestown, Mass., November 14, 1876, addressed to E.N. Coburn in Charlestown noted to be the envelope in which the treasured document here offered was preserved."

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        Samtlige Skrivter.

      2 bd. Kbhvn. 1787. Med 2 allegoriske titelvign. samt vign. i teksten, alle stukket af Georg Chr. Schule efter Erik Paulsens tegninger. Indb. i ét samt. hlvldrbd. med farvet skindtitelfelt, bindet lidt slidt. Gl. navn på friblad.. Den første samlede udg. af Wessels skrifter. Udgivet på foranledning af Jens Baggesen, C. Pram og P.J. Monrad. Bibl. Dan. IV, 169

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        Ecritures financière et bastardes suivant l' usage de France

      Ecritures financière et bastardes suivant l' usage de France. Dediées à Paul Montanari par Ange Montanari Sergent de la Premer (sic) Division de la Légion de S.A.S. le 14 Octobre 1787 (Modena, 1787). In - folio oblungo, cart. orig. (dorso rotto). 20 ff. n.n. Frontespizio, dedica, Istruzioni per tagliare le penne, Caractere italique, e dodici lezioni (alfabeto cancelleresco corsivo, Alfabeto da segretario, Alfabeto rotondo, Alfabeto maiuscolo, Cancelleresco corsivo, Carattere romano, Altro bastardone corsivo, Bastardone grave, Bastardone composto, Altro bastardone composto alla francese, Del corsivo stampatello, Del carattere stampato, (altro) Del carattere stampato, Il fine dell' uomo). Rarissima opera sulla calligrafia e la tipografia settecentesca sconosciuta al Bonacini e ad altre bibliografie consultate.

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        Magie, oder die Zauberkraft der Natur, so auf den Nutzen, und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Mit 9 Kupfertafeln.

      Wien, von Trattnern, 1787.. XLVIII + 441 + 18 S. + Tafeln. Ld. der Zeit m. goldgepr. Rücken.. Mit Tafeln u. Titelvignette. - Leicht berieben u. bestoßen, R. etwas angeplatzt, leichte Papieroxidation u. stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar.

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        Quarta Dissertatio Botanica de Geranio

      Parisiis (Paris): Apud Franciscum amb. Didot. 1787. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover in original half vellum boards, 1787, quarto, paginated 192-299, with 83 beautiful copperplates of geraniums. Book VG with rubbing to boards, maroon title band on top segment, another (handwritten) band beneath it is mostly rubbed away, tape to bottom of spine, binding tight, text shows some mild foxing throughout. Plates are beautifully printed. For some reason, OCLC listings all call for 49 plates. RARE on the market!

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        Oeuvres posthumes de M. Turgot, ou mémoire de M. Turgot, sur les administrations provinciales, mis en parallèle avec celui de M. Necker, suivi d'une lettre sur ce plan, & des observations d'un républicain sur ces mémoires ; & en général sur le bien qu'on doit attendre de ces administrations dans les monarchies

      Lausanne 1787 - Grand in-8° broché, IV-167 pages. Couverture d'attente de l'époque, exemplaire à grandes marges sans rousseurs dans un bel état. Edition à la même date que l'originale, qui semble être celle de 181 pages. Il est courant, Goldschmith et Kreis ne donnant aucune indication permettant de partager de ces deux impressions, de considérer que la plus longue est l'originale (le texte étant rigoureusement identique). L'imprimeur économisant ainsi du papier en recomposant le texte. De plus nous avons découvert avec l'aide d'un client savant qu'un incipit a la fin du volume faisait de la réclame pour la Vie de Turgot, parue en 1788. Autrement dit, il s'agit bien d'un deuxième tirage, avec une fausse mention d'édition parue l'année suivante. L'impression en 181 pp. n'apparaissant que dans quelques bibliothèques. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: J. Nichols, 1787. Third Edition. First published in 1780, this is the Third and Revised Edition of Coxe's Account of the Russian Discoveries, which added "The History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China". According to Sabin, this edition has 3 folding maps and a chart, while Howes records it as having 4 maps and a chart. In any case, this copy has 3 maps and the chart. Later half-vellum over marbled boards. Overall, an attractive copy. Sabin 17309; Howes C-834. (Sabin 17309; Howes C-834.).

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      Parma, Stamperia Reale, 1787. In-8 p. (mm. 225x145), 2 opere dello stesso A. in 1 vol., mz. pelle coeva con ang. (abras. ai piatti), filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso. La raccolta di "Versi" è divisa in due parti: 13 cc.nn., 106 pp.num., 1 c.b.; 6 cc.nn., 99 pp.num.; con deliziosa vignetta inc. in rame ai due frontespizi. La prima è dedicata alla Marchesa di Matallana nata Lady Conock; la seconda a Don Luigi Braschi Onesti. Cfr. Brooks,331: "Jolie édition?". Unito a (come trovasi sovente): "Aristodemo". Tragedia (in versi), Parma, Stamperia Reale, 1787, 6 cc.nn., 118 pp. num., 1 c.b., vignetta inc. in rame al frontesp. Cfr. Brooks,332: ?"seconda edizione?". Con solo lievi fiorit. o lievi tracce d?'uso, altrim. esempl. con barbe ben conserv.

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        Schriften. 8 in 7 Bänden.

      Georg Joachim Göschen 1787-1789, Leipzig - 8vo. Mit 8 gest. Titelkupfern, 8 gest. Titelvign. v. Chodowiecki, Oeser, Angelika Kaufmann, Lips u.a. sowie 2 weiteren Kupfertaf. v. Chodowiecki. Ldr. (1/2), u. Hldr. (3-8) d. Zeit m. Rschild. Goedeke IV/3, 2/3 S. - Hagen 11. - Mit dem seltenen, da eigentlich vom Buchbinder zu entfernenden Bl. mit der Anzeige Goethes zu seinen Schriften in Band 1 sowie 2 zusätzlichen Kupfern von Daniel Chodowiecki in Band 1 und 2 (Bauer1279 u. 1280). Bd. 3 ohne die später eingesetzten Kartonbl. m. 2 Vignetten. Bd. 4 m. korr. Bl. (S. 199/200). Bd. 7 mit der Zeilenwiederholung auf S. 145. Bände, von denen Doppeldrucke existieren, sämtlich in der Variante Sm, die für die meisten Forscher (außer Hagen) als Erstdruck gilt. - Erste rechtmäßige Gesamtausgabe. - Mit zahlreichen Erstdrucken, darunter Faust. Ein Fragment, Die Mitschuldigen, Iphigenie, Tasso, Egmont, Werther (neue Fassung) sowie über 50 Gedichte. - Aus vier verschiedenen Exemplaren zusammengestellte Reihe in unterschiedlichen zeitgenössischen Einbänden. - Teils stärker berieben, Fehlstellen an den RSchildern. u. am Rücken. Kupfer u. Titel v. Bd. 7 stock- u. tintenfleckig, ebd. im Text die bekannten Fehler hs. mit Tinte korrigiert. In Bd. 8 Name auf Vorsatz. Stellenweise etw. stockfleckig, Bd. 7 etw. stärker. - Trotz der uneinheitlichen Erscheinung u. kl. Mängeln ansprechende Ausgabe mit allen Bänden im wirklichen Erstdruck und sämtlichen Titelblättern mit der alleinigen Angabe des Original-Verlegers Göschen. Mit dem Subskribentenverzeichnis in Band 1 u. 4. Bemerkenswert die vielen Erstdrucke wichtiger Werke, vor allem des Faust. gr.

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        Histoire des troubles de l'Amerique anglaise, ecrite sur les Mémoires les plus authentiques.

      Buisson, Paris 1787 - Second, enlarged, and best edition; 4 volumes, 8vo, 3 engraved folding maps (1 hand-colored); original tan paper wrappers, printed paper labels on spine; a very nice, compelling set in a new red cloth folding box with black morocco label lettered in gilt on spine."In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation" (Howes S-770). Sabin 87290; [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Histoire des troubles de l'Amerique anglaise, ecrite sur les Mémoires les plus authentiques "

      Paris: Buisson. 1787. "Second, enlarged, and best edition; 4 volumes, 8vo, 3 engraved folding maps (1 hand-colored); original tan paper wrappers, printed paper labels on spine; a very nice, compelling set in a new red cloth folding box with black morocco label lettered in gilt on spine. ""In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation"" (Howes S-770). Sabin 87290; "

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        La perla de América, provincia de Santa Marta: reconocida, observada y expuesta en discursos históricos

      Por Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1787 - [2]+xxx+280 pages. lacks map puerto De Santa Marta. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") bound in quarter leather and pebble boards with gilt lettering to spine. (Medina; Palau 126001; Sabin 36882) First edition. A detailed study of the Santa Marta province in what is now Columbia, including a chapter on the Guajira (Wayuu) language. The Wayuu language, or Goajiro is spoken by 305,000 indigenous Wayuu people in northwestern Venezuela and northeastern Colombia on the Juajira Peninsula. Wayuu is one of the major Arawakan languages. there are minimal differences depending on the region of La Guajira in which speakers live. Most of the younger generations speak Spanish fluently. the extinct Guanebucan language may actually have been a dialect of Wayuu. Condition: Spine heal chipped, corners bumped and heavily rubbed, marginal working to a few leaves, lacks map else a good to very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur la nutrition

      chez Martel,, A Montpellier, 1787 - Pp. xii, 211 (5). Unito a: Second mémoire sur la nutrition. Supplement Montpellier, 1789. Pp. viii, 155 (1) 118 + (2) d'errata. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris nobiliare: Joseph Dumont. Lunga dissertazione composta in risposta ad una questione dell'Accademia imperiale di scienza di San Pietroburgo. Cfr. Oberlé 451.

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