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        AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND, with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean, since the publication of Phillip's Voyage

      compiled from the Official Papers; Including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the Voyages from the First Sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the Return of that Ship's Company to England in 1792. FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 235 mm, 11 x 9 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by D. Orme after R. Dighton, engraved title page with vignette from a sketch by the author, 13 engraved plates and 5 maps including 2 folding, "Drawn on the spot by Captains Hunter & Bradley, Lieutenant Dawes, & Governor King"., pages: (16), 583, (1) - a blank, with 5 page Subscribers List following engraved title page, bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, gilt raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt ship motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to upper corners, reference library bookplate on front pastedown, pictorial 20th century bookplate of W.J. McEldowney on second blank endpaper, light foxing to margins of portrait, small blind library stamp to top margin of portrait, title page and all but one of the plates (just catching edge of image on 2 plates), and in top margin of 7 text pages, title page trimmed at top and bottom with loss of date of publication underneath imprint, one folding map very slight damaged on a couple of folds and with a little light browning, long ago mounted on linen, the second folding map has a small closed inner edge tear, neatly repaired on reverse, occasional light foxing to margins including margins of some plates, small old paper repair to inner margin of 3C4, no loss of printed area. A very good sturdy copy. The plates include "Family of New South Wales engraved by William Blake after a sketch by Governor King and "View of the settlement on Sydney Cove" which is the earliest representation of the town of Sydney. "Hunter (1738 - 1821), vice - admiral and governor of New South Wales in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second in command on the Sirius, in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of English settlement in Australia (Hill). It seems that several copies were issued with the imprint cropped, losing the date "In many cases the binder has accidentally shaved the date from the foot of the rather too long title - page.....This imperfection is of such frequent occurrence, howerver, that collectors have tended to be more tolerant of it in this book than they would be in another" Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788 - 1900, page 70; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 60, No.152; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 151. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Theorie der Dichtkunst. Zum Gebrauch der Studirenden bearbeitet von Albrecht Kirchmayer. 2 Bände.

      München, Lentner, 1787-, 1789.. circa 18,8 x 12 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Weißenhahn nach Wink, 7 Bll., 285 SS.; 6 Bll., 347 SS., mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten Hellblaues Schafleder d. Zt. mit Rschild und reicher Vergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelfileten und Supralibros mit Wappen der Pfalz auf den Deckeln sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und verschiedenen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen. Hamberger-M. IV, 101. Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung von Sulzers einflussreicher Literaturtheorie, hier besorgt von dem Münchner Professor für Rhetorik Albrecht Kirchmayer (1745-1814). - Aussergewöhnlich schönes und aufwendig gebundenes Geschenkexemplar mit dem Wappen der Pfalz auf den Deckeln. Beiliegend ein dreiseitiges Widmungsschreiben zum Jahreswechsel, datiert 31. Christmonat 1788, von dem Herausgeber Kirchmayer an einen "durchlauchtigen Herzog", der bereits zuvor seine Publikationen mit Interesse verfolgt habe und dem nun hier die Theorie der Dichtkunst überreicht werde mit allen guten Wünschen für das Neue Jahr etc.. - Band 1 am Rücken leicht verblasst, beide Bände mit kleineren Bereibungen, innen sauber, sehr dekorativ.

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        Carte generale de la Suisse. Dressee en 1787 d'apres les observations les plus recentes et les plus exactes, pour servir a la nouvelle edition, tres augmentee du Dictionnaire de la Suisse, faite a Geneve chez B.M.C. 1788.Format 42.2 x 57.5 cm, frontieres des cantons coloriees ainsi que la route, marquee en rouge, que suivent le plus communement les voyageurs en Suisse, et sur laquelle se trouvent les meilleurs gites, qqs legeres et petites taches brunes, en passepartout.

      . 42.2 x 57.5 cm. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Histoire des troubles de l'Am?rique anglaise ecrite sur les M?moires les plus authentiques d?di?e a sa Majest? tr?s-chr?tienne

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787. Second, expanded, and best edition. With three large, folding engraved maps. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary french green paper boards, green morocco spines,. Boards show some insect damage (esp. rear board of Vol. 4); but internally superb, immaculate set, with the contemporary engraved calligraphic book label "Bibliothèque de M. Tourton".

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales

      London.: S. Hooper.. No date. Ca. 1787.. EIGHT VOLUMES, new edition, tall octavo. Large folding handcolored index map, 54 hand colored half page county maps, numerous engravings and some plans. Two early gatherings in volume 1 transposed without loss (pp. 33-40 and 41-48), plan of Barnard Castle in volume 2 bound in upside down, occasional browning particularly on early leaves of volume 8, some offsetting of color onto verso of maps. Richly bound in calf covered boards and decorative spines gilt, dentelles, ribbon markers, marbled endpapers, a most handsome set in good firm condition. A few pages considerably browned (mostly not affecting images), one tiny edge tear to title page of volume one (no pages missing). Map of Merionshire appears never to have been bound in. A highly desirable set in beautiful leather binding. The 160 page preface to the work in volume 1 and its addenda includes comment on castles, monasteries, architecture, Domesday Book and druidical monuments. The county index follows and continues in the subsequent volumes, detailing much interesting information regarding the antiquities of each county concluding with further information in volume 8, the supplement volume. The map of Rutland is also placed here. .

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        Memoires sur les campagnes du prince Louis de Baden contre les Turcs, et les Francois en Hongrie et sur le Rhin. Par un officier autrichien. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Bruxelles, Emmanuel Flon, 1787.. 8°, circa 19 x 11,5 cm. Titel, 199 SS.; Titel, 211 SS., mit 1 Wappen-Kupfer im Text Broschur d. Zt. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser grossen Monographie über den Markgrafen Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden-Baden, genannt "Türkenlouis" (1655-1707), Generalleutnant der kaiserlicher Truppen und mehrfach siegreicher Feldherr in den Türkenkriegen sowie am Rhein gegen die Franzosen. In der Schlacht am Schellenberg wurde er schliesslich schwer verwundet und starb infolge der Verletzungen in seinem Schloss in Rastatt. Charles Joseph Fürst de Ligne (1735-1814) war ein Offizier und Diplomat in österreichischen Diensten und kämpfte ebenfalls im Balkan wie am Rhein. Er gilt als typischer Vertreter des Ancien Regime, zugleich aber auch als aufgeklärter, moderner Denker, der durch seinen Witz und Verstand schon zu Lebzeiten legendären Rang unter den ersten Köpfen seiner Zeit genoss. - Schönes authentisches Exemplar in den ersten Interimsumschlägen, ganz unbeschnitten.

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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.

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        Die Neue Heloise, oder Briefe zweyer Liebenden aus einer kleinen Stadt am Fuße der Alpen. Uebersetzt von C. F. Cramer. 6 Teile in 4 Bänden. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz von Chodowiecki. Halblederbde d. Z. mit Rückenschild und (teils etwas abgeschabter) Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, Rellstab, 1785-1787. - Höchst seltene erste Ausgabe der – erheblich besseren – Cramer'schen Übersetzung des bedeutenden Romans; die erste deutsche Übersetzung war 1761-1766 erschienen, von Gellius uneinheitlich und mangelhaft übersetzt. Hauptwerk der Empfindsamkeit, in dem Rousseau die Rückkehr zum einfachen Leben und zur Natur fordert. Dieser große Roman um Leidenschaft, Verzicht, Emotion und Selbstbeherrschung legt die offenkundige Diskrepanz zwischen Wirklichkeit und Illusion bloß und führt in seiner Konsequenz und seiner Idee unmittelbar zur Tragik Werthers und zum pessimistischen Grundgefühl eines Stendhal, Flaubert oder Baudelaire. "Mit der Entwertung einer der subjektiven Persönlichkeitsentfaltung abträglichen Realität geht aber bereits bei Rousseau die Aufwertung der schöpferischen Phantasie, ohne die modernes Dichten undenkbar ist, Hand in Hand. 'Das Land des Wahns ist auf dieser Welt das einzige, das bewohnt zu werden lohnt; so nichtig ist das Menschenleben, daß nur das schön ist, was nicht ist'. Sprachliche Ausdruckskraft und Aktualität der Gedanken . auf der Grundlage eines gegen die historisch gewachsene Sozialstuktur gerichteten Gesellschaftsentwurfs bewirkten eine in der Geschichte des Romans beispielhafte geistige Ausstrahlung und Nachwirkung" (KNLL). – Titel mit altem handschriftl. Besitzeintrag, sonst sauberes Exemplar. – Goed IV 1089, 20 a (nur 4 Teile bis 1786). Hayn/G. VI 561. Fromm 22764 (nur 4 Teile bis 1786). Rümann 977. Engelmann, Chodowiecki, 535. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schiffe unter vollen Segeln vor der Küste.

      - Aquarell in Grau und Braun, über leichter Bleistiftskizze, auf gelblichem Velin, links unten signiert „G:W: Opdenhoff.". 23:35 cm. Mit leichten Restaurierungen in den oberen Ecken. Provenienz: Sammlung Adolf Gruis, Berlin, (nicht bei Lugt). Bildmäßig durchgeführtes Seestück, das ganz in der langen Tradition holländischer Marinemalerei steht. Opdenhoff war Schüler des Landschaftsmalers A. Schelfhout (1787-1870) in Den Haag und des Marinemalers J.Chr. Schotel (1787-1838). Er lebte und arbeitete hauptsächlich in den Niederlanden (Rotterdam, Den Haag und Breda), aber auch für kurze Zeit in Frankreich. Opdenhoff malte vorwiegend Landschaften und Marinen.

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        THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; or Flower-Garden Displayed The Most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green House, and the Stove, will be accurately represented in their natural colours To which will be added, Their names, Class, Order, Generic and Specific Characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering: Together with the most approved methods of culture A Work Intended for the Use of Such Ladies, Gentlemen, and Gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the plants they cultivate

      London: For W. Curtis at his Botanic Garden. 1787, 1788, 1790. First edition. Volumes 1 to 4, bound in one. Containing 127 Copper engraved plates, one folding and all but one beautifully hand coloured. Title pages present for volumes, 1, 2 and 3. All of the plates are in excellent clean and bright condition. Volume I with 33 plates present (lacking 8, 10, 13, 19 and 28); Volume II with 32 plates present (lacking 42, 43, 58 and 63); Volume III with 32 plates present (lacking 77, 83, 86 and 98), Volume IV bound without the title page and with 30 plates present ending 139. Bound in later cloth (worn and rubbed but holding firm). The earliest volumes of the longest running botanical magazine, containing 127 bright and beautiful botanical plates all dated between 1787 and 1790. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Orig. Kupferstich-Karte von Georg Ignaz von Metzburg, gestochen von Johann Ernst Mansfeld. In 4 Kartenblättern, mit großer figuraler Titelkartusche, einer Zierrandleiste und einer "postalischen" Legende.

      Wien 1787. - Je ca. 50 x 75 cm, Gesamtgröße ca. 100 x 150 cm. Dörflinger, Die Öst. Kartographie I, 1984, 82 ff. Kat. Austria Picta, S. 100 u. S. 328, Nr. 27.3.- Neuauflage der großformatigen und seltenen ersten österreichischen Postkarte, vorliegend nicht auf Leinen aufgezogen, wie es seinerzeit für diese Karte großteils vorgesehen war. Erstmals 1782 erschienen. ".Die erste Karte der gesamten Monarchie nach mehr als einem halben Jahrhundert und zugleich die erste thematische Karte des Habsburgerstaates überhaupt war die vierblättrige 'Post Charte der Kaiserl. Königl. Erblanden' (ca. 1 : 1,3 Mill.; 1782) des Wiener Mathematikprofessors Georg Ignaz von Metzburg (1735-1798)." (Austria Picta S. 100). ". Sie enthält 'nebst allen kais. kön. Erbländern gegen Mittag Italien bis Rom, gegen Niedergang Frankreich nach Paris, gegen Mitternacht Deutschland bis Berlin, und gegen Aufgang die Moldau bis Jassy, so daß man die übrigen deutschen Postcharten leicht entbehren kann', heißt es in einem zeitgenössischen Prospekt." (Austria Picta S. 328). ". Das großformatige Kartenwerk Metzburgs mit seiner prächtig ausgestalteten Titelkartusche (Szenen aus dem Postverkehr) war wohl weniger für den Postreisenden selbst gedacht, sondern sollte in erster Linie Poststationen, Handelskontoren und ähnlichen Stellen als informativer, zugleich jedoch auch als repräsentativer Wandschmuck dienen. Nachdem Metzburg, der die Karte in Eigenregie vertrieb, mindestens eine, den Veränderungen im Postliniennetz Rechnung tragende Neuauflage (1787) herausgegeben hatte, gingen die Kupferplatten nach seinem Tod in den Besitz der Firma Artaria." (Dörflinger S. 83).- Kräftiger Abdruck, in der Darstellung tls. etw. braunfleckig. Beim vierten Kartenblatt (Bosnien, Serbien, Ungarn, Walachei) leider 2 große Fehlstellen, die zeitgenössisch mit Papier hinterlegt und ergänzt wurden. Graphik - Landkarten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIOTHECA MAPHAEI PINELLI Veneti magno jam studio collecta a. Bibliothecae Venetae D. Marci custode descripta et annotationibus illustrata.

      Palese,, Venezia, 1787 - 6 voll. in-8 gr. (mm.235x160), belliss. leg. m. pelle coeva con doppi tass. ai d. con fregi e tit. oro, angoli, piatti in cart. dec. Conservati segnalibri in seta verde. Al primo vol. antip. con bel ritr. del Pinelli inc. in rame da Francesco Bartolozzi. Al terzo vol. una gr. tav. ripiegata che riproduce antico papiro. Al quinto vol. 5 tavv. inc. in rame raff. sculture egizie e classiche. Fondamentale opera di riferimento e di storia veneziana. La Biblioteca Pinelli fu iniziata da Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (Napoli 1535 – Padova 1601), benchè di origini napoletane, trasferitosi nel Veneto, poi smembrata e confluita in parte nella Biblioteca Marciana, in parte acquisita nel 1608 dal Card. Borromeo per la Biblioteca Ambrosiana. La parte ereditata da Maffeo Pinelli (1736-1785) fu conservata dal 1752 a Venezia a Palazzo Bragadin, sede appunto dell’attività di tipografo del Pinelli. Alla morte di questi fu acquisita per 6000 sterline dal libraio inglese James Edwards che la disperse all’asta tra il 1789 e il 1790. Proprio in occasione della vendita, che sarebbe dovuta avvenire in blocco o in parte, Edwards incaricò Jacopo Morelli (1745-18019), allora conservatore della Biblioteca Marciana, di redigere il catalogo della biblioteca pubblicato in edizione originale nel 1787. Il catalogo, con i suoi 6 volumi, testimonia l’eccezionalità della biblioteca venezia na che comprendeva preziosi manoscritti, incunaboli, edizioni di classici e favolosi libri stampati su pergamena. Cicogna 4380: "La fama di questa Biblioteca notissima. uno dei cataloghi più ben fatti". Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Eigenh. Zensurvermerk mit U. ("Gretry").

      Paris, 14. V. 1787.. ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo.. Genehmigt als kgl. Zensor den Stich zweier Sinfonien Muzio Clementis: "P.S. No. 26. J'ai vu par ordre de Monseigneur le garde des sceaux des simphonies a grand orquestre composes par Muzio Clementi No. 1 et 2 et je crois qu'on peut en permettre la gravure et la publication a M. Imbault etant le premier qui les publient en France [...]". Ein vergleichbares Stück, in dem Gretry die Veröffentlichung von sechs Haydn-Sinfonien genehmigt (5. Jan. 1788; Paris, Bibl. Cons.), bildet die MGG als Abb. 2 zum Gretry-Artikel ab. "Gretry war der große Unterhalter des Hofes und der Stadt [Paris] bis 1789" (MGG V, 824f.). Beiliegend ein Exemplar der "Mittheilungen der Musikalienhandlung Breitkopf & Härtel" (Nr. 55, November 1898) mit einem Portrait des Komponisten. - Dieses Stück nicht bei G. de Froidcourt (Hg.), La correspondance generale de Gretry (1962).

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        A NEW AND COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF HUSBANDRY. Containing the Mechanical, Chemical, and Philosophical Elements of Agriculture. Illustrating I. The Properties of different Soils. II. The Properties of Manures, and their Effects. III. The most advantageous Method of applying Manures on the different Soils. IV. The Improvment of Lands . XI. A Copperplate and Description of a new-invented Patent Drill Machine, for planting all Sorts of Seed, Grain and Pulse; universally acknowledged to be superior to any hitherto constructed. XII. The Application of Substances for the Analysis of Soils and Manures. With many other useful and interesting Subjects.

      Bristol: Printed by W. Routh. Sold by Mrs. E. Newberry London; Mr. Shirecliff Bristol 1787 - 1st Ed. [viii] + [xvi] subscribers list + 359pp. + [i] blank. Engraved plate. Some sporadic light spotting, ink "correction" to p.344, plate very lightly offset, new e.ps., George Sumner bookplate, blind tooled edges, nicely rebound in full mottled calf, dec. gilt bands and contemporary leather title label to spine. Kress B 1358; Roscoe, A634 (1); Goldsmiths’, 13349; ESTC T132324;George Winter (1787-1801), was a practical agriculturalist whose chief purpose was to advertise his patent drill machine; it is shown from two different views on the engraved plate.The 16pp. list of subscribers printed on different paper and was probably inserted in copies after the book was printed. US$718 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eine Heilige.

      1787. Radierung und Mischtechnik in Schwarz und Rot, 1787, nach einer Zeichnung von Francesco Vanni (1563 - 1610) aus dem Cabinett des Prinzen Karl de Ligne. 35:27,3 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc, 38. - Prachtvoller Abdruck auf Bütten..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An ein "Jettchen", d. i. Henriette Coeler: "Zwar hab' ich, mein liebes Jettchen, schon vor einigen Wochen meinen warmen, herzlichen Dank für Ihren lieben Brief ausgesprochen [...]; allein bald muß ich fürchten daß Sie ihn nicht erhalten haben [...] Wie gerne hätte ich Ihnen diese Weihnachten eine kleine Freude gemacht, allein ich kon[n]te es nicht u. muß es mir vorbehalten. Möchte Ihnen doch der Himmel ein so reiches Ihr Herz beglückendes Geschenk geben! [...]". - In Weißenfels, wo sich die Familie der Schriftstellerin 1787 niedergelassen hatte, lernte Luise Brachmann Novalis und dessen Schwester Sidonie von Hardenberg kennen, mit der sie eine enge Freundschaft verband. "Novalis empfahl sie Schiller, der einige ihrer Gedichte in die 'Horen' und die 'Musenalmanache' für 1798 und 1799 aufnahm. 1803 unternahm Brachmann mit ihrem Vater eine Reise nach Weimar und Jena, wo sie von Schiller, Johann Bernhard Vermehren und anderen empfangen wurden. Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters 1804 versuchte sie, von der Schriftstellerei zu leben, und veröffentlichte Gedichte und Erzählungen (Novellen, 1822)" (DBE, Saur). Ständig in finanziellen Problemen und privaten Problemen ausgesetzt, suchte sie "nach einem exzentrischen Leben aus Liebesgram den Tod in der Saale" (Kosch I, 206).

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        A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations...To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc

      London: Printed for C. Stalker, 1787. First edition, with half-title. Frontispiece. 112, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Modern half calf and marbled boards, perforated stamp of Field Museum on title page, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Handsome copy. Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London." (Westwood & Satchell).

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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte pendant les annees 1783, 1784 et 1785. Avec deux cartes geographiques et deux planches gravees... Seconde edition revue et corrigee. En 2 volumes

      Paris, Desenne, Volland, 1787,. in-8vo, XVI + 383 p.+ 2 cartes depliantes hors texte / VIII, 458 + 2 ff. + 3 gravures depliantes hors texte (vue de la cour carree du Temple du Soleil a Balbelck et Plan du Temple du Soleil et Ruines de la ville de Palmyre dans le desert de Syrie) reliure en plein veau marbre de l' epoque, dos lisse orne de palettes et petits fers dores, titre dore sur etiquette de maroquin rouge, tomaison doree sur etiquette de maroquin vert olive, tranches marbrees.. Reliure frottee aux coiffes, charnieres et coins, dos restaure. Edition ornee d'une carte depliante de l'Egypte, d'une carte depliante de la Syrie, d'un plan du temple du Soleil a Balbeck, d'une vue depliante d'une vue de la Cour carree du temple du Soleil ainsi que d'une grande vue des ruines de Palmyre. Constantin -Francois comte de Volney (1757-1820) nous donne la relation d'un voyage qu'il entreprit a l'age de vingt quatre ans, comportant des observations savantes et d'une grande justesse. Sainte-Beuve eut, sur cet ecrivain de talent, ce jugement : "Son honneur durable, si on le degage de tout ce qui a merite deperir en lui, sera d'avoir ete un excellent voyageur, d'avoir bien vu tout ce qu'il a vu, d'avoir souvent rendu avec une exactitude si parfaite que l'art d'ecrire ne se distingua pas de chez lui de l'art d'observer".Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, V, 1351 : pour l'edition de 1799. - Chadenat, Bibliotheque de Ch. Chadenat, n° 720.

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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed

      London: Curtis, 1787. First. hardcover. very good(+). 10 volumes bound in 2. The volumes included are 1 through 12, but lacking volumes 3 & 4. With 354 hand-colored plates. All title pages are present except for volume 11. Four plates are spotted or smudged and four plates are missing. Except for occasional foxing, the plates are in amazingly bright condition. Tall thick 8vos, the 2 volumes are handsomely bound in early 3/4 calf, ornately gilt spines with burgundy and green labels, marbled board (heavily scuffed). London: Curtis, 1787 - 1798. First edition. Internally very good(+). Plates lacking are #227, 257, 361, 362. Pencil scribbling on the inside cover of volume I.

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        Ardinghello und die glückseeligen [glückseligen] Inseln. Eine Italiänische Geschichte aus dem sechszehnten Jahrhundert.,

      Meyersche Buchhandlung, Lemgo 1787 - 407 S., 1 Bl., (2)/374 S., 1 Bl., mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten, Einbände etwas berieben, Kanten bestoßen, Papier teils braun-/stockfleckig (vereinzelt stärker), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Kl.-8°., marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen,

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        Ardinghello und die glückseeligen [glückseligen] Inseln. Eine Italiänische Geschichte aus dem sechszehnten Jahrhundert.

      Meyersche Buchhandlung, Lemgo 1787.. 2 Bände (vollständig). Erste Ausgabe. 407 S., 1 Bl., (2)/374 S., 1 Bl., mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten, Kl.-8°., marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen,. Einbände etwas berieben, Kanten bestoßen, Papier teils braun-/stockfleckig (vereinzelt stärker), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar,

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        Vellum document (printed and manuscript). Printed title: "[blank] Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come, GREETING: KNOW YE, that […] Document printed on vellum and completed in manuscript. Signed by then-Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Beverley Randolph (29 May 1787)

      Richmond (?) Virginia, 1787. Size: 15" x 12" (worn along folds, affecting legibility of one line of manuscript text, soiled); traces of red wax seal. On verso in MS: "Owen Jarrett 172 Acres Greenbrier County. A little known Colonial Virginia imprint, of which no example appear to be in UVA. The document attests to the receipt by the Treasury of the Commonwealth of Virginia "for consideration of the Ancient Composition of One Pound Sterling, paid by one Owen Jarrett into the Treasure of the Commenwealth." The payment is for "adjusting the titles to compensate lands in the District of Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier." The 172 acres in question was located in Greenbrier County (in present-day West Virginia) and bounded by Muddy Creek. The life of Owen Jarrett (born 1760/1761 in Berkshire County, Pennsylvania, died 1859 [sic] in Kanawha County, West Virginia), is well documented. In order for the present document to be endorsed by Beverly Randolph as Lieut. Governor, a special insertion of the word "Lieutenant" in MS had to be made. THE TEXT: [Beverley Randolph] Esquire [Lieutenant] Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom the presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that [by virtue of a certificate in right of settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting titles to compensate Lands in the in the district of Augusta, Botetout and Greenbrier, and in consideration of the ancient composition of one pound sterling paid by Owen Jarrett into the treasury of this Commonwealth] there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto [the said Owen Jarrett] a certain tract or parcel of land containing [one hunred seventy two acres by survey bearing date the second day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty five lying and being in the County of Greenbrier on the water of Muddy Creek and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at White Oak and Sequoia Tree east sixty poles to a Spanish Oak and Maple, north forty degrees East, thirty poles to two Poplars. Sourth sixty three degrees East one hundred and thirty four poles to a Spanish Oak and Maple North fifty six degrees East East forty poles to a White Oak and Dogwood on the top of a ridge, North twenty degrees West one hundred and seventy eight poles to a Buckeye and Hickory, North twenty desgrees East forty six poles to a Red Oak and Hickory, North thirty degrees West forty six poles (illeg.) West two hundred and eighty seven poles to the Beginning] with its appurtenances; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of land with its apputenances, to the said [Owen Jarrett] and his heirs for ever. In witness whereof the said [Beverley Randolph Esq. Lieutenant] Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond, on the [Twenty ninth] day of [May] in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty- [seven] and of the Commonwealth the [eleventh]. / Beverley Randolph.

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        Three Essays

      London: Jphn Stockdale,, 1787. I. On the Balance of Trade. II. On the Jealousy of Trade. III. On the balance of Power. [in:] TUCKER, Josiah. A brief Essay on the Advantages & Disadvantages which respectively attend France and Great-Britain, with regard to Trade. Quarto (192 × 118 mm). Modern quarter calf, marbled sides, read morocco label to spine lettered gilt. Title page slightly browned, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition to include Hume's three essays on trade with Tucker's essay, and the fifth edition overall (first published in 1749). "Hume's 'rich-country poor-country' argument has been practically forgotten in the history of economic thought, although it was widely noted at the time. It generated an intense debate between Hume and the leading English political economist of the day, the Reverend Josiah Tucker ... While attacking Hume, Tucker reproduced a version of Hume's own argument about the possibility of reciprocally beneficial trade between high- and low-skilled countries ... The first draft of the Wealth of Nations show that Smith was interested in the issues raised by the Hume-Tucker debate" (Hont, Jealousy of Trade, pp. 74-75).

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        A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations...To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc

      London: Printed for C. Stalker, 1787. First edition, with half-title. Frontispiece. 112, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Modern half calf and marbled boards, perforated stamp of Field Museum on title page, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Handsome copy. Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London." (Westwood & Satchell).

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        The Columbian Magazine or Monthly Miscellany [Vol. I, issue 13]

      Philadelphia: printed for T. Seddon, W. Spotwood, C. Cist, & J. Trenchard, 1787. Engraved general title to vol. I, one engraved plate only [of 2, including plate facing p. 655]. [615-674] pp. 8vo. Blue sugar paper wrappers, facsimile engraved title cut down and mounted on upper wrapper. Some toning throughout, early manuscript amendment to title with some resultant damage, neatly repaired 1" tear to pp. 659-60, occasional spotting. The most important issue of this early American magazine, including the first (or second) printing in a magazine of the Constitution of the United States (see pp. 659-665).

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        De la France et des Etats-Unis, Ou De l'Importance de la Revolution de l'Amérique pour le Bonheur de la France, des Rapports de ce Royaume & des Etats-Unis ?

      Londres [i.e., Paris?], 1787. xxiv, xlviii, 344 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century red calf spine, marbled boards, edges untrimmed. Title page a bit soiled. Very good. Advocates of French-American Commerce A highly important work of political economy, published in Paris under a false imprint, and designed to stimulate investment in the United States by the French. Brissot was one of the most pro-American French thinkers of the period; he later wrote a well-known work on his American travels, and later died in the Terror. This work seeks to enlighten the French and American public about the possibilities for mutually beneficial investments. Dedicated to the American Congress and the "friends of America in both worlds," it reviews a number of economic issues, such as balance of trade, the superior benefits of French manufactures for American markets, why French wines and oils were better than any that could be produced in the U.S., and a broad range of specific products. Various American products ranging from rice to furs are then discussed.  In the end the authors include a prospectus for their proposed "Societe Gallo-Americaine." Claviere and Brissot worked together on a number of political tracts, and both believed that the example of America's fledgling democracy held the key to France's future.

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        Echte anecdoten van Peter den Grooten, uit den mond van aanzienlyke persoonen, te Moscow en Petersburg, vernomen, en der vergetelheid ontrukt [2 volumes]

      Te Amsterdam : by J. Yntema, 1787, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFair copies bound in stiff-card wrappers, which are considerably worn, particularly around the spine covers. Wrappers have detached from volume 1. Internally, reasonably bright and clean considering the age of the set. There is some damp staining evident in volume 1, running from the half-title, fading to page 15. Binding or reading copy only.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pages; 1st Dutch edition. 2 volumes: 183, 225p.; 22cm. Language: Dutch. Subjects: Peter the Great -- Russia -- History -- Jacob von Staehlin-Storcksburg.

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        De Morbis nonnullis Limae grassantibus therapeia.

      Montpellier, Picot, 1787. - in-8. VIII. pp. 5 à 136. Cartonnage moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale extrêmement rare de cette importante dissertation consacrée aux maladies qui régnaient à Lima, la capitale du Pérou. L'auteur, qui était natif de Lima et exerçait la médecine dans cette capitale américaine, traite de la situation géographique de la ville, des habitudes alimentaires des habitants, etc. Il étudie surtout longuement les principales maladies qui affectent la population ("Vomito prieto", "Opilation", "Garrotillo", etc.) ainsi que les thérapeutiques locales. Cet ouvrage semble être la première monographie médicale consacrée à Lima. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 1st Edition. 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. 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.

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        Memoire Sur La Nutrition [-Second Memoire Sur La Nutrition. Supplement Au Memoire Francois Sur La Nutrition]

      Montpelier: Chez Jean Martel Aine, Imprimeur Ordinaire... 1787-9, 1787. Two volumes. xii, 211, [5]. viii, 155, [1], 118pp, [2]. Uniformly bound in contemporary speckled calf backed boards, spines richly gilt, with contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. A fine set, but for a handful of minute wormholes, with volumes numbers incorrectly transposed. Internally imacculate, but for very occasional marginal paper flaws. Jean Charles Marguerite Guillaume de Grimaud (1750-89), Professor of Medicine at Montpellier. Composed in response to a prize question posed by the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences, Memoire Sur La Nutrition examines in some detail the effects of nutrition on the human body, whilst the Second Memoire completes the work by surveying the literature and development of the subject. Avowedly Vitalist, the work is framed by the concept that the human physiology is divided into 'exterior' and 'interior' functions. The former, such as the movement of muscles, was governed by mechanical laws as were objects in the physical world, the latter, in which category is included digestion, is described as more visceral and metaphysical in nature. Wellcome III, p.167.. First Edition. 8vo in 4s.

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        [Mukhtasar] Islamic Manuscript Legal Treatise, Hanafi school. Incipit: Kitab al-Taharah. Qala Allah ta'ala ya ayyuha al-ladhina Amanu idha qumtum 'ala al-Salat

      [Turkey or Persia, 1787. Initial leaf with small gilt polychrome headpiece, text in black ink on polished paper, 15 lines in fine nasta'liq hand, headwords in red, within gilt borders. Occasional marginal additions. 134 leaves, complete. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary oxblood leather binding, rules in gilt about central gilt mandorlas, fore edge guard. Some wear to binding (spine ends, flap fold), gilt edges partly rubbed plain, an occasional smudge. Very good, internally clean. Two nineteenth-century ownership stamps and several notes, one dated A.H. 1289 (1872 C.E.). Handsome manuscript Hanafi legal treatise by al-Quduri (ca. 972-1037 C.E.), of Baghdad. One of the notes on the preliminary blank provides a date for the manuscript copy, ca. 1201 A.H. or 1787 C.E.

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        Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise ecrite sur les Mémoires les plus authentiques dédiée a sa Majesté très-chrétienne

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787. Second, expanded, and best edition. With three large, folding engraved maps. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary french green paper boards, green morocco spines,. Boards show some insect damage (esp. rear board of Vol. 4); but internally superb, immaculate set, with the contemporary engraved calligraphic book label "Bibliothèque de M. Tourton".

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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. Oktob.sc. 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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