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        A Poetical, Supplicating, Modest & Affecting Epistle to those Literary Colossuses, the Reviewers.Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. More Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. Lyrics Odes for the year 1785. Farewell Odes for the year 1786. The Lousiad, Canto I.The Lousiad, Canto II. A Poetical and Congratulatory Epistle to James Boswell.Bozzy and Piozzi: or, the British Biographers.Ode upon Ode; or, a Peep at St. James’s.An Apologetic Postscript to Ode upon Ode.Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat.Brother Peter to Brother Tom. Peter's Pension.Peter's Prophecy.Sir Joseph Banks and the Emperor of Morocco.A Political Epistle to a Falling Minister.Subjects for Painters.Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke and a Little Lord.A Benelovent Epistle

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley -90 1787 - Twenty works bound in one volume, 4to, final two works first editions, the others later editions. Eight works with an engraved plate, five works lacking the final advertisement leaf, title page of first work with two signatures - one contemporary but cut down slightly, final leaf of final work a cancel, bookplates to front endpapers - Finborough College and Eric Bywaters. Contemporary tree calf, corners a little bumped, rebacked retaining the original gilt backstrip, red label. A good collection of just under a third of Wolcot’s prolific output. Full collation available on request.

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        Ignoramus, comoedia / scriptore Georgio Ruggle, . ; nunc denuo in lucem edita cum notis historicis et criticis: quibus insuper praeponitur vita auctoris, et subjicitur glossarium vocabula forensia dilucide exponens: accurante Johanne Sidneio Hawkins

      Londini : Prostat venalis apud T. Payne et filium: necnon Gul. Ginger 1787 - Physical description: viii, cxxii, [2], 319, [1] p. , [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo). Subjects: Romance drama - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Notes: With engraved frontispiece (plate). Partly based on 'La trappolaria' by Giambattista della Porta. Referenced by: ESTC, T154171. Language: Latin. Very good copy in bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked red leather label to spine with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir Roger Johnson with his bookplate. 1 Kg. 319 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Short Review of the Political State of Great-Britain.

      J. Debrett, London 1787 - Octavo; a little light spotting but a very nice copy in old half roan. An ironic (and sometimes biting) commentary on the political state of Britain by Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, including a savage attack on Lord Sydney and the First Fleet set for Botany Bay. Wraxall was a contemporary of Townshend in parliament, and the two men locked horns on a number of issues including the contentious scheme for a penal colony in New South Wales. This edition, the seventh "with additions", as well as the sixth edition of the same year, are the only two versions to contain the long passage on pages 77-83, which is in fact one of the earliest printed references to transportation to Botany Bay. Overall, Wraxall is scathing in his opinion of sending felons to the 'extreme verge of Nature' and likens the scheme to the fabled land of Lilliput by Swift. Lord Sydney comes under heavy fire; indeed Wraxall condemns him as downright incompetent in handling the most basic issues. Regarding the departure of the First Fleet, he writes 'was it not permitted to consult either reason, or naval experience, or humanity, in the time, chosen for their embarkation? Must the month of February be selected from the twelve, for the season of their departure? Does Lord Sydney recollect the fatal issue of Anson's, and of Pizarro's squadrons?If Lord Anson's experience and admonitions were insufficient: if Cook's more recent information were vain, even Robinson Crusoe would have taught him better.' Sydney's reputation as an able politician who became an insipid peer derives, to some extent, from the pithy appraisal that Wraxall included in his memoirs - that 'Tommy Townshend displayed very considerable talents. Lord Sydney, when removed to the Upper House of Parliament, seemed to have sunk into an ordinary man'. 'What can be said is that Sydney was perhaps mistaken in accepting a peerage and thus losing much of the influence that came from being a Commons man. He had been appointed by Rockingham - and retained by Shelburne and Pitt - for his debating skills, which were notable. His administrative skills, once in high office, were not so readily apparent?' (DNB).

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        ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

      Charleston. -1801. 1787 - Sixteen issues: fourteen issues bound in two volumes, plus two separate, stitched. Bound volumes: 77,[2]; 34; [2],7,[1]; [3],4- 59,[2],61-62,[2]; 18; 98,[4]; 60,[4]; 3-81; [2],31; 59,[3],88,[2]; [3],62-132,[2]; [3],104- 172,[2]; 44,[2],46,[2]; 98,[2]pp. Some with irregular pagination. Separate issues: 86pp. with "81" repeated once; 80,[3]pp. Folio. Bound volumes in contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt red and green morocco labels. Slight wear to corners. Contemporary ownership signature on first leaf of most. Mild browning throughout. Some leaves trimmed close with slight loss. First bound volume with moderate to heavy worming in upper margin of first half. First issue lacks titlepage, with manuscript title-slip tipped to upper margin of first leaf. Eighth issue lacks last four pages. Separate issues each in gathered signatures, stitched, in a cloth clamshell case. Moderate dust soiling on edges of first separate issue, contemporary annotations throughout. Both internally clean. Overall very good. An impressive collection of South Carolina laws, covering 1787 to 1800. Any Charleston imprints from the Evans period are rare, and a complete run of this sort in contemporary bindings is extremely rare. The first separate issue with the collection is a complete printing of the December 1792 laws, which effectually replaces the bound variant which lacks the last four pages. The second separate issue, the December 1794 laws, does not appear in the bound volumes. A most important assemblage of imprints. EVANS 20715, 21468, 22152, 22153, 22895, 23871, 24084, 26182, 27719, 31219, 32856, 34573, 34576, 36336. GOULD & MORGAN 853, 877, 906, 914, 936, 949, 980, 1008, 1053, 1108, 1182, 1233, 1270, 1309.

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        NAVIGATION IN THE CARIBBEAN]. [Early Manuscript Report on the Navigation in the Caribbean, in Particular near Isabela, Aguada Bay, Mona Island (Puerto Rico), and Saona Island (Dominican Republic)].

      1787 - 1787 (entry on the Mona Island is dated "13 June, 1787"). Folio (ca. 32x20 cm). 4 pp. Brown ink on watermarked laid paper. Manuscript is written in a very legible hand; paper aged and lightly-stained, with two neat stab holes in the margins, otherwise a very good manuscript. Apparently compiled for the use of the British mariners sailing in the Caribbean, the manuscript gives a detailed and captivating account of navigation near the coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. There are complete descriptions of the waters of Aguada Bay and Mona Island, and incomplete texts regarding Isabela (Puerto Rico) and Saona Island (Dominican Republic). The manuscript derives from the family archives of Captain George Anthony Tonyn and his nephew, Admiral Charles William Paterson (1756-1841). The manuscript is written with particular reference to navigation and thoroughly marks distances, geographical coordinates of the islands, bays et al., points of good anchoring sites, sea depths and currents, as well as all sorts of supplies available on shore. Thus the note on Aguada Bay starts: 'An open Bay and deep, requires no particular directions, coming from the North and Eastwd. You may round the North point at 1 Miles distance and keep as near the North Shore as you please, you do not get Soundings till you are within a Mile of the Town in 40 faths.' About the provisions on Mona Island: "There are abundance of Wild Bullocks, which the Turtlers who come here occasionally hunt with dogs and shoot, also abundance of Goats which they hunt and shoot in the same manner. Very good line fishing, but no place sits to haul the seine". "Aguada is a municipality of Puerto Rico, located in the western coastal valley region bordering the Atlantic Ocean, west of Rincón, Aguadilla and Moca; and north of Anasco. Mona is the third largest island of the archipelago of Puerto Rico, after the main island of Puerto Rico and Vieques. Saona Island is located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia Province" (Wikipedia).

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        OEUVRES DU SEIGNEUR DE BRANTOME, NOUVELLE EDITION Plus Correcte Que Les Precedentes (Tome Premire - Tome Huitieme)

      Chez Jean-Francois Bastien, Paris 1787 - Clean supple leather. Spine decorated with gilt geometric designs. Spine title labels in tact. Text blocks tight, clean & intact. Volume #1 has a pictorial frontispiece and fold out tables, 415pp. Vol #2, 586pp; # 3, 566 pp. #4, 469 pp; #5, 452 pp; #6, 479; #7, 473 pp and #8, 496 pp. Page edges dyed green. Signature of Catherine de Courtlande appears top margin of each title page. Inside of front coveran armorial book plate with initials "PYC". Inside of front cover an armorial book plate with initials "PYC". French language edition. Collectors quality. Rare; Tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3936 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tigre tué en Amerique par S. A. Monseigneur Le Prince de Nassau Siegen dans son voiage autour du monde sur la Boudeuse Fregatte du Roi commandée par Monsieur le Comte de Bougainvile [sic]

      Vienna: Jean Jacobe, 1787. Mezzotint engraving 700 x 990 mm; a fine impression; some wear or tears at blank margins, in very good condition. Bougainville, Casanova and the Prince of Nassau. A rare and very surprising pictorial image of the Bougainville expedition: we have never seen the image before and can find no record of it. Published in Vienna, it is based on a very large painting by Francesco Casanova in the collection of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia as the caption explains ("{i actuellement dans la Gallerie de S.M. l'Imperatrice de la Russie, il a dix pieds de large, sur huit et demi d'haut}"). Francesco Casanova (his older brother was much more famous, but not for painting) trained under Francesco Guardi in Venice, worked in Paris from 1751, becoming a member of the Academy in 1763, and exhibiting at the Salon until 1783 when he moved to Vienna. Interestingly for the history of voyage art, Philip James de Loutherbourg who painted numerous Cook-related scenes and designed a number of the theatrical pieces commemorating Cook was his pupil for a time. This very striking mezzotint depicts an exciting South American scene from Louis Antoine Bougainville's circumnavigation. It shows the dashing Prince of Nassau-Siegen firing from horseback at a jaguar. Several dogs circle the large cat as two others join the fight on horseback. Could the second French horseman be Bougainville? The expedition's ship the {i Boudeuse} is seen to the right of the image. It has been plausibly suggested that the location is the coast of Argentina, where the expedition made landfall before heading for the Pacific. To some extent the prince of Nassau and his presence on the Bougainville expedition represented the French equivalent to Joseph Banks's involvement with Cook's {i Endeavour} voyage. Like Banks the prince cut a dashing figure, was extremely upper-crust, was young, had a retinue of sorts, and an interest in natural sciences. Only performance anxiety at its public nature prevented him having a lot of sex in Tahiti: whether Banks did or didn't all the humorists played this aspect up no end. When the expedition returned to Paris, Bougainville and the prince headed off to Versailles to make their reports accompanied by Aoutourou the young Tahitian who was to some extent under Nassau's wing much as Omai was under Banks's.

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        Tigre tué en Amerique par S. A. Monseigneur Le Prince de Nassau Siegen dans son voiage autour du monde sur la Boudeuse Fregatte du Roi commandée par Monsieur le Comte de Bougainvile [sic]

      Jean Jacobe, Vienna 1787 - Mezzotint engraving 700 x 990 mm; a fine impression; some wear or tears at blank margins, in very good condition. Bougainville, Casanova and the Prince of Nassau. A rare and very surprising pictorial image of the Bougainville expedition: we have never seen the image before and can find no record of it. Published in Vienna, it is based on a very large painting by Francesco Casanova in the collection of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia as the caption explains ("actuellement dans la Gallerie de S.M. l'Imperatrice de la Russie, il a dix pieds de large, sur huit et demi d'haut"). Francesco Casanova (his older brother was much more famous, but not for painting) trained under Francesco Guardi in Venice, worked in Paris from 1751, becoming a member of the Academy in 1763, and exhibiting at the Salon until 1783 when he moved to Vienna. Interestingly for the history of voyage art, Philip James de Loutherbourg who painted numerous Cook-related scenes and designed a number of the theatrical pieces commemorating Cook was his pupil for a time. This very striking mezzotint depicts an exciting South American scene from Louis Antoine Bougainville's circumnavigation. It shows the dashing Prince of Nassau-Siegen firing from horseback at a jaguar. Several dogs circle the large cat as two others join the fight on horseback. Could the second French horseman be Bougainville? The expedition's ship the Boudeuse is seen to the right of the image. It has been plausibly suggested that the location is the coast of Argentina, where the expedition made landfall before heading for the Pacific. To some extent the prince of Nassau and his presence on the Bougainville expedition represented the French equivalent to Joseph Banks's involvement with Cook's Endeavour voyage. Like Banks the prince cut a dashing figure, was extremely upper-crust, was young, had a retinue of sorts, and an interest in natural sciences. Only performance anxiety at its public nature prevented him having a lot of sex in Tahiti: whether Banks did or didn't all the humorists played this aspect up no end. When the expedition returned to Paris, Bougainville and the prince headed off to Versailles to make their reports accompanied by Aoutourou the young Tahitian who was to some extent under Nassau's wing much as Omai was under Banks's.

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        Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten mit allen seinen Einrichtungen und Graden. Erstausg.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, in der Grattenauerischen Buchhandlung, 1787.. 1 Bl., 362 S., 1 w. Bl., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt.. Kloss 3246; Taute 883; Wolfstieg 42953: "Nach Aufhebung des Illuminatenbundes erschienen. Enthält Weishaupts Gedanken über Plan und Einrichtung des Bundes, wie er sich ihn nunmehr dachte". - In der Einleitung verweist Weishaupt auch auf das dritte Gespräch in seinem Werk "Apologie des Misvergnügens". - Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830) war Gründer des Illuminaten-Ordens (1776, Ordensname "Spartacus"), der im 18. Jh. neben der Freimaurerei u. dem Orden der Gold- und Rosenkreuzer eine bedeutende Rolle spielte. - Einband berieben u. bestossen; Rücken mit handschriftl. Titel u. Jahreszahl; Signatur im Innendeckel; gegen Ende kleine Wurmgänge am Rand ohne Textverlust, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        A View of Huaheine (Society Islands)

      London 1787 - John Cleveley (1747-86) A View of Huaheine (Society Islands) London: 1787-88 Hand-colored aquatint engraving Paper size: 23 1/2” x 16 7/8”; Framed dimensions 30 1/2” x 37” These strikingly-colored views of sights encountered during Captain Cook’s third voyage appear very infrequently on the market. Sketched on the spot by James Cleveley, a carpenter on the ship Resolution under Cook’s command, the views were then completed as finished compositions by his brother John Cleveley, who also arranged for their publication as engravings. After the death of Captain Cook during the course of his voyage, many artists found inspiration in what they perceived as his romanticized and tragic demise at sea. Furthermore, Cook’s published accounts of his journeys were immensely popular. His death left a void for the voracious public appetite for scenes of the exotic locations he had visited. Many artists issued their own visual versions of Cook’s journeys, some who had ties to the expeditions, many more who were not even remotely connected. Cleveley’s stunning views of these bays and islands were some of the most beautiful produced during the years just after Cook’s death. They were, in addition, among the most accurate, as they were rendered on sight. These views share a sense of excitement of the voyage itself, from the point of view of the men who manned the ships. It is a feeling that Cleveley’s views convey masterfully to the viewer. The Society Islands, which lie east of Samoa in French Polynesia, were named by Cook when he explored the area in the fall of 1777. Prior to his expedition, very few Europeans had explored the area, and this view, following on the heels of the scenes published in Cook’s Voyages, was one of the first glimpses available to European viewers. Yet Cleveley’s views, in full, rich color, offered a more developed image of this exotic location than Cook’s uncolored, smaller illustrations. This is a serene image of a calm harbor, with Cook’s sailing ships and smaller native vessels intermingling in the foreground. On the shore, the structures of a small settlement can be seen, while in the background a jagged mountain rises into the sky.

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND: In Four Books. The Tenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time, by John Williams.

      London: Printed for A. Strahan (and others), 1787. Tenth Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Four (4) volumes. pp: (xvi), 485; (vii), 520, xix; (vii), 455, xxvii; (vii), 443, vii + index; engraved portrait of Blackstone in first volume; foldout chart (foxed) in Volume II. Bound in old mottled calf (expertly rebacked in matching leather), raised bands, red and black leather labels. 8.5" x 5.25

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        Ueber W. Shakspeare

      Zurich: bey Drell, Gessner, FŸssli und Comp., 1787. - The first full-fledged German study of Shakespeare. Eschenburg was a prominent critic and literary historian who is particularly remembered for his efforts to familiarize his countrymen with English literature. He published translations of John Brown, Daniel Webb, Charles Burney, Joseph Priestley, and Richard Hurd, but his most notable achievement was the first full translation, in prose, of Shakespeare's plays, published in thirteen volumes from 1775 to 1782. The present very substantial work has long chapters on Shakespeare's life, his contemporaries, the theaters and actors of the period, etc., as well as analysis of individual plays, and the sonnets and other poems. Octavo. [4], 683, [1] pp. + an engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Minor rubbing. A fine copy. Very scarce. First edition. CBEL I, 1631. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The juvenile biographer; containing the lives of little masters and misses; including a variety of good and bad characters. By a little biographer. The first Worcester edition

      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas. 1787. "First American edition, 32mo, pp. 119, [5]; leaf A1 (frontispiece) used as front paste-down, as issued; 19 other woodcut illustrations in the text, plus woodcut tail-pieces and ornaments; exceptionally fine copy in original Dutch floral paper front wrapper, and the spine and back wrapper imperceptably renewed; the whole in a red morocco slipcase lettered in gilt on spine. & & ""Richard Johnson was a printer who took to hack-writing a little before 1770. He succeeded, not always without difficulty, in supporting himself and his family by his pen for nearly twenty-five years. There seems to be little known about his life"" (Weedon). He was the author of no less than 90 titles, many of them juveniles. The Juvenile Biographer was published first in London by John Newbery in 1780. There was no other edition until this one by Isaiah Thomas. Fictitious educational biographies, including those of Miss Betsey Allgood; Master Bill Bad-enough; Master Billy Easy; Miss Polly Charity; Miss Betsey Pert; Master Dickey Sprightly; Master Isaac Curious; Master Billy Bashful; Miss Fanny Squeamish; and others, including a biography of ""the little author, written by himself."" & & See Weedon, M.J.P. Richard Johnson and the successors to John Harris (The Library, 5th series, vol. 4, no. 1, June 1949, 25-63), no. 41; Evans, 20440; Rosenbach, A. S. W. Children's books, 119; Welch, American Children's Books, 680.1; Hamilton, American Book Illustrators (1958), 114."

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        EL PANEGIRICO DE PLINIO EN CASTELLANO

      - El panegirico de Plinio en castellano, pronunciado en el senado en alabanza del mejor príncipe Trajano Augusto, su filosofía política moral y económica: Traducido del latin por el licenciado Don Francisco de Barreda: Ilustrado con varias notas, y diez discursos que sirven como de ensayo al mismo panegírico.- Madrid, En la Imprenta de D. Antonio Espinosa, 1787; en 8º mayor pasta época rozada, rueda dorada en planos, cortes pintados, 6 hh. 308 pp. 1 lámina grabada por Josef Ximeno. Ejemplar limpioPalau: 229053

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        NOTICES ET EXTRAITS DES MANUSCRITS DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DU ROI LUS AU COMITE ETABLI PAR SA MAJESTE DANS L’ACADEMIE ROYALE DES INSCRIPTIONS & BELLES-LETTRES. Tome premier à Tome troisième.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1787 - Tome premier à Tome troisième. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Année 1787, 1789,1790. 3 volumes, In-4°, de [6]-CII-[2]- 603 pp-[1], [2]-VIII- 730 pp, [2]- VIII- 650 pp. Veau marbre à l’éponge de l’époque (lég. Frotte, 1 coin fort émoussé, 2 fortes éraflures), dos à 5 nerf guillochés dorés, caissons ornés de fleurons dorés « à la toile d’araignée » (qqs lég. Frottements, qqs travaux de ver en tête du tome 3) étiquette de cuir rouge & vert, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire, intérieur très bien conservé, pas de rousseurs. Tête de collection de cette publication annuelle, comptant 37 volumes in fine. Rédigée par 8 Académiciens dont SILVESTRE DE SACY, DE GUIGNES, DE VAUVILLIER . Au commencement de janvier 1785, le Baron de Breteuil annonça à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres que le Roi avait décidé de charger 8 Académiciens « de faire connaitre par des notices exactes et des extraits raisonnés les Mss de sa Bibliothèque ». Les Académiciens désignés pour ce travail se mirent aussitôt à l’œuvre, et dès 1787, paraissait un premier volume de Notices suivi d’un second en 1789, et d’un troisième en 1790 ; L’impression du quatrième volume commencé en 1791, était assez avancée, quand la suppression de l’Académie vint brusquement l’interrompre. Dès la fondation de l’Institut, on songea à reprendre cette utile collection, et l’article 24 de la Loi du 15 Germinal an IV confia à l’Institut le soin de la continuer. Tome Ier- Préface- DE GUIGNES- Essai historique sur l’origine des caractères Orientaux de l’Imprimerie Royale, sur les ouvrages qui ont été imprimés à Paris, en Arabe, en Syriaque, en Arménien, etc. & sur les caractères grecs de François Ier appelés communément Grec du roi. [IX à CIJ]. DE GUIGNES- Masoudi, «  Les prairies d’or & les mines précieuses » [1 à 67]. M. DE BREQUIGNY- Notice du journal de Burcard (Maître des Cérémonies de la chapelle du pape, depuis sixte jusqu’à Jules II [68 à 130]. M. DE ROCHEFORT- Notice d’un lexique grec, de la Bibliothèque du Roi [131 à 155]. DE GUIGNES- Chaînes historique des contrées, des mers & des poissons, avec un traité sur la science de la sphère. Recueil de divers ouvrages, et particulièrement de deux voyages aux Indes & à la Chine, dans le 9e et 10e siècle [156 à 164]. M. SILVESTRE DE SACY- Le livre des étoiles errantes, qui contient l’histoire de l’Egypte & du Caire, par le scheik Shemseddin Mohammad ben Abilfour [165 à 280]. M. VAUVILLIERS- Notice du manuscrit d’Eschyle, de la Bibliothèque du Roi [281- à 340]. M. GAILLARD- Divers pièces tirées du manuscrit de la Bibliothèque du Roi cotés 5962 & 5963 ; contenant l’histoire des règnes de Charles VII & de Louis XI, par Amelgard, prêtre Liégeois. [403 à 493]. M. DE KERALIO- Notice d’un manuscrit Suédois, intitulé : Chronicon regum sueciae scriptum ab Olao Petri, flatre Laurentii Trici, primi postreformationem archiepiscopi, qui vixit circa annum 1520. [440 à 476]. M. DEL’AVERDY- Notice du manuscrit (parmi les manuscrits de Brienne), intitulé : Procès criminel, fait à Robert d’Artois, comte de Beaumont, pair de France [477à 537]. M. le baron de Sainte Croix- Notice du manuscrit grec ayant pour titre : Jean Canabutza, fils de Magister, au seigneur d’Oenos & de Samothrace. [538 à 541]. De GUIGNES- Ibn al-Athir, « Histoire des princes Atabeks en Syrie » [542 à 578]. M. DE BREQUIGNY – Notice d’une chronique autographe de Bernard Iterius, bibliothécaires de l’Abbaye de Saint-Martial de Limoges, dans le treizième siècle [579 à 596]. M. SILVESTRE DE SACY- Pend-Nameh. Le livre des conseils par le sheikh Férideddin Mohammad ben Ibrahim Alattar alnischabouri. [597 à 603]. TOME IIe- M. DE BREQUIGNY- Notice de l’ouvrage de Bernard Guidonis, intitulé : Flores Chronicorum. [1 à 18]. M. DE GUIGNES- Ibn Al Wardi, perle des merveilles. Mélanges de géographie & d’histoire naturelle, par Zeïn-eddin omar, fils d’Aboul Modhasser, surnommé Ebn al Wardi, écrivain du XIIe siècle. [19 à 59]. M. GAILLARD- Conférence de Calais, tenue en 1521. [60 à 81]. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE VISION OF COLUMBUS; A POEM IN NINE BOOKS

      Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, for the Author,. 1787. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xxi [xxii] [23-25] 26-258 [259-262; 265-272: "subscribers names"] [note: this is one of the copies with blank leaf (Kk4) excised],. eighteenth-century full leather, spine panel ruled in gold, red leather spine label ruled and titled in gold, all edges stained light yellow.. Several abrasions to the surface of the leather, more so to rear. panel, still a very pleasing copy with a fine interior in an. attractive contemporary binding. (#107033). First edition. Barlow's first substantial work. The secularization of eighteenth-century American millennial expectations, not surprisingly, "became associated as much with patriotic pride as with God's great plan for the salvation of mankind. The future glory of God's Kingdom on earth gave way in emphasis to the future glory of America; that the Millennium would appear seemed not so important as that it would appear in America. Utilizing some of the techniques of fiction -- the framework of the vision or dream, for example, or a hint of elementary characterization -- and dwelling on the extrapolative details of the imagined Millennium, a number of writers (most of them poets and most of these among the Connecticut Wits) set out to sing the praises of their native land; in the process they rendered some of the first substantial images of Utopia Americana. Some of these works, indeed, are entirely devoted to portraying America as Holy Eutopia - - Timothy Dwight's AMERICA: OR, A POEM ON THE SETTLEMENT OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (circa 1771, circa 1781), David Humphreys's A POEM ON THE FUTURE GLORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1804), and the anonymous short prose work THE GOLDEN AGE (1785); others have different main themes but still devote substantial time to linking America to the advent of the Millennium -- Part VII of Timothy Dwight's GREENFIELD HILL (1794) and Book VIII of Joel Barlow's THE VISION OF COLUMBUS (1787)." - Nydahl, Joel, "From Millennium to Utopia Americana," Roemer, Kenneth, ed., America as Utopia, p. 249. "In common with most of his contemporaries, Barlow lacked any marked poetic talent (though he did not hesitate to rank himself with Virgil), yet an occasional line of his possesses more than ordinary merit. He was one of the true prophets of Nationalism, as may be seen in his VISION OF COLUMBUS, later expanded into THE COLUMBIAD (1807)." - Fullerton, Selective Bibliography of American Literature 1775-1900, p. 19. Barlow's vast epic of America, a poem in excess of 5000 lines arranged in nine books, was written over "a period of eight years, from 1779 to 1787, in leisure stolen from teaching, preaching, publishing, and military service. He had polished and revised, secure in his cheerful egotism that it would be well received. Strangely enough, it was; despite obvious debts to Milton, and stretches of execrable verse, THE VISION OF COLUMBUS won Barlow fame. His contemporaries delighted in the grandiose couplets on the discovery, settlement, and majestic future of America." - DAB. BAL 865. Evans 20220.

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst.

      Johann Thomas Trattner,, Wien, 1787 - 7 Bände. Wien, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1787-1804. 4°. Über 3330 S. Mit 44 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. IV, 800. - Blake 381. - Vgl. Wellcome IV, 523 (für Ausgabe 1782-1804). - Wiener Ausgabe, die gleichzeitig mit der Originalausgabe in Göttingen erschien. Richter "trat der in Deutschland stellenweise eingrissenen Operationsmanie mit Entschiedenheit entgegen und führte die Chirurgie zur Einfachheit zurück" (Hirsch-H.). - Papier wie stets leicht gebräunt. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken auf den Vorsätzen. Uniform gebundenes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document Signed "Sydney", contents secretarial.

      Whitehall, 5 April. 1787 - Two pages (text), two blank (except for the naming of the parties and the date written on p.4) in bifolium, folio, fold marks, 2 closed tears of one inch on folds. "Duplicate" written in top left corner (Sydney's file copy presumably).He acknowledges Patterson's letter of the 5th November 1786 (he officilally ceased to be Governor on the 4th) in which Patterson has "stated certain reasons which have induced you to delay the carrying into execution His Majesty's Commands . . . for delivering over the charge of the Island St. John to Colonel Fanning and for your returning to England to answer certain complaints which had been exhibited against you". he declines to go into reasons but says baldly that "His Majesty has no further occasion for your servies as Lieut. Governor of the Island St. John Colonel Fanning . . . will receive from you all the public documents in your custody and such Order and Instructions as have been transmitted to you, which have not been fully executed." See Prince Edward Island: Lieutenant Governors' Gallery (internet) for an account of the quit rent issue, confiscations and subsequent turmoil. Viscount Sydney had places named after him in both Nova Scotia and Australia.

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        Censo Español Executado de Orden del Rey Comunicada por el Excelentísimo Señor Conde de Floridablanca, Primer Secretario de Estado y del Despacho en el Año 1787

      Imprenta Real 1787 - (CA33) - España - Ejemplar sin numerar - Viñeta en la portada - Contiene 87[h] + una lámina desplegable con el resumen general del censo de ese año - Encuadernado en medio cuero con parche rojo en el lomo - Edición original NO FACSIMIL - Portada y hoja de respeto presentan leves pintas de óxido - Lomo desgastado en el extremo superior - Buen estado

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        Dissertation on the Gipsies, Being an Historical Enquiry, Concerning the Manner of Life, Economy, Customs and Conditions of These People in Europe, and Their Origin

      G. Bigg, London 1787 - Half modern brown calf with red leather gilt title label over marbled boards. (8) xix, 255 pp plus errata page. Translated from the German by Matthew Raper. One of the early scientific studies of gypsies, first proving that their origin was the Indian subcontinent. Wear to the marbled boards, staining to endpapers, sporadic foxing. Repairs to edges of title page. A nice clean copy of this significant book. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stephanie des Jüngern sämmtliche Schauspiele.

      Wien, van Ghelen, 1774-1787. - 6 Bde. Mit 22 (statt 24) Kupfertafeln. Neuere Pappbände im Stil d. Zeit. 8vo. Sehr seltene erste Gesamtausgabe, mit Ausnahme von Bd. 1 (dieser in zweiter Auflage) alle Bände in erster Ausgabe. Die schönen Kupfer von Mansfeld sind "noch ganz im Rokoko verwurzelt. Die liegt aber auch an den Vorlagen, die Joseph Lange [.] lieferte" (Lanckaronska/O.). - In der Bibliothek des Österr. Theatermuseums nur ein Einzelband der Werkausgabe nachweisbar. - Im ersten Bd. fehlen zwei Tafeln sowie das Verfasserportrait, sonst komplett mit allen Bänden. Gebräunt und etwas fleckig; einige restaurierte Randeinrisse. Goedeke IV/1, 145, 18, 1. Wurzbach XXXVIII, 225. Wernigg 1787. Lanckaronska/Oehler III, 19. Hirschberg 493. Gilhofer (Lit. in Ö) 4402 (ATS 18.000, dieses Exemplar). Slg. Mayer 6943-45 (nur Bde. I-III). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur les richesses et le luxe

      Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Chez la veuve Valade, 1787.. Royal octavo. Pp. Half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), iv (numbered v-viii), 10 Préface, 11- 499, (3) notes, (2) errata (verso blank). With handsome engraved device to title, engraved head-piece and many tail-pieces. Footnotes. Hardcover, quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered and dated in gilt; head of spine mended for a tea, a partly split joint neatly restored. An entirely uncut, wide-margined copy, printed on handmade paper; a little dog-eared, worm trace to inner blank margin of 3 consecutive leaves with no loss. Overall an excellent interior in fine condition (contemporary signature to title, small stamp to verso). A very desirable copy. ~ First edition, uncommon in the original, unsophisticated state, and entirely uncut. Gabriel Senac de Meilhan (1736-1803), a French writer. In 1790 he published ?Des Principes et des causes de la Révolution en France?. His ?Considérations...? was republished in 1789. Kress B.1336. Goldsmith 13327. Cf. Palgrave 1894-1901. Not in Einaudi 5228, which lists the 1789 edition only. OCLC 3962815.

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        Dissertation on the Gipsies, Being an Historical Enquiry, concerning The Manner of Life, Œconomy, Customs and Conditions of these People in Europe, and their Origin. Written in German by... Translated into English, by Matthew Raper

      London: Printed for the Editor, 1787. . First English edition, 4to, (vi), xix, (i), 255, (1 errata) pp, lacking the half title. Recent speckled half calf, marbled sides, a very good clean copy. Originally published four years earlier.

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND: In Four Books. The Tenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time, by John Williams.

      London: Printed for A. Strahan (and others), 1787. Tenth Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Four (4) volumes. pp: (xvi), 485; (vii), 520, xix; (vii), 455, xxvii; (vii), 443, vii + index; engraved portrait of Blackstone in first volume; foldout chart (foxed) in Volume II. Bound in old mottled calf (expertly rebacked in matching leather), raised bands, red and black leather labels. 8.5" x 5.25

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        MONUMENTA BOICA. VOLUMEN DECIMUM QUINTUM (Volume XV) Edidit Academia Scientiarum Boica., I. Momumenta Nideraltachensia, Pars II., II. M. Thierhauptana, III. M. Prulensia, IV. M. Mallerstorfensia, V. M. Seeligenthalensia, V. M. Miscella. 6 Teile in 1 Band.

      München (Monachii), Literis Franzianis, 1787 - Bll. + Titel mit gestoch. Titelvignette v. J.A. Zimmermann + 667 S. inkl. Index u. mit 19 Kupferstichbeilagen (Kupferradierungen). Papier innen sauber, Graphiken einwandfrei. Gesucht ! - Mit Exlibris (modern. Vorsatz) Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 1060 Gr. 8°, O(Hellbraun)HalbLeder der Zeit mit Goldgepr.-Rückentiteletiketten (Weiß + Schwarz) mit "Monumenta Boica" u. "VOL. XV". Schönen Buntpapiervorsätze. Schnitt etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar. Komplett. Dekorativ.

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        Essai sur les Moeurs Champetres

      - A Londres (Alençon), (Malassis le Jeune), 238 p. 1787. Trou de vers en marge sur 10 pages (sur texte 4 pages, voir photo)), salissures aux marges, manques cuir aux coiffes (voir photo), écriture à la plume sur page de faux titre. Edition originale rare de ce délicieux portrait de la vie rurale d'un village normand rédigé par son curé. Imitant Rousseau, Voltaire, Beaumarchais, il obtint un franc succés, et causa un grand scandale. L'auteur raconta avec ironie l'accueil de son ouvrage en Normandie dans "Histoire de l'essai" publié l'année suivante. L'"Essai." a échappé à Frere (Manuel du bibliographe Normand) et au catalogue Oberlé sur la famille d'imprimeurs Poulet Malassis qui ne décrivent tous deux que son "Histoire de l'essai. Source: Librairie ancienne Comellas (Barcelone).

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        The Shorter Catechism, Composed By the Assembly of Divines, at Westminster, Containing, the Principles of the Christian Religion, with Scripture-Proofs .

      J. Newlands, P. Sim et al, Printed By Charles R. Webster, Albany, New York 1787 - Published at Albany, NY, 1787. Evans 25030, exceptionally rare. Plain gray softcover, stitched binding, 40 pages. Includes A Scheme of Prayer, beginning at page 36. Covers worn, creased and lightly chipped, probably restitched long ago, contents age-toned but clean with some minor edge chipping and minor dampstaining to upper edges of final few pages, name [Lucy Burn or Burk?] inside front cover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        System und Folgen des Illuminatenordens aus den gedruckten Originalschriften desselben gezogen. In Briefen.

      München, Johann Baptist Strobl, 1787.. Kl.-8°. (2),234,(2); 108 S. Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen.. Wolfstieg II, 974, 42775. - Angebunden: Das Geheimniß der Bosheit des Stifters des Illuminatismus [d.i. Adam Weishaupt] in Baiern zur Warnung der Unvorsichtigen hell aufgedeckt von einem seiner alten Kenner und Freunde [d.i. Benedikt Stattler]. München und Augsburg, [Lentner], 1787. 108 S. - Wolfstieg I, 19199. - Einband berieben und etwas fleckig; Ecken und Kanten berieben und stark bestoßen; Außengelenke etwas angeplatzt; Bibliotheksnummer auf dem Rücken ; Kapitale beschabt; Bibliotheksschildchen auf vorderem Spiegel; Bibliotheksstempel auf und verso Titel; Seiten stellenweise etwas gebräunt und gering stockfleckig; Blattweiser auf dem Titel des angebundenen Werkes.

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        Histoire de Dannemarc.

      Chez Barde, Manget |& Compagnie 1787 - - Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie, A Genève (et à Paris, chez Buisson) 1787, 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in 8 (12x19cm), 9 tomes brochés. - Troisième et meilleure édition; elle est en effet la plus complète. Avant de composer cet ensemble, plusieurs éditions sont parues : en premier lieu une Introduction à l'histoire du Dannemarc en 1755, et qui forme dans notre exemplaire le premier volume illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de la Scandinavie. Deux volumes in 4 paraîtront quelques années plus tard, puis un troisième. L'histoire fut ensuite continuée jusqu'en 1720, puis jusqu'en 1773 dans cette édition. Broché, recouvert d'un papier bleu XIXe. Etiquettes de titres et tomaisons manuscrites. Excellent état. Exemplaire remarquablement frais et imprimé sur papier fort, ayant conservé ses marges de parution, exception faite de la marge haute massicotée. L'ouvrage est considéré comme la meilleure histoire ancienne du Danemark, elle est en effet abondamment documenté, et contient en outre une étude de la mythologie et les 33 fables de ce qui compose l'Edda, ainsi que d'autres épopées. Avant la narration historique, les deux premiers volumes sont une approche anthropologique du Danemark, abordant la spécificité de ce pays autant par sa situation géographique que par ses moeurs et sa mythologie. L'auteur vécut un long moment au Danemark et fut précepteur du prince régnant, dans le même temps qu'il occupait un poste de professeur au collège royal de Copenhague. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de la Révolution d'Amérique par rapport à la Caroline Méridionale.

      London [i.e. Paris], Chez Froulle, 1787. - Woodcut vignettes on title pages. Woodcut headpiece. (2 ll.), xxxvi, 520 pp., (1 l. errata); (2 ll.), 673 pp., (1 l. errata), (2 ll. advts.), with 5 folding maps and plans. 2 volumes. 8°, contemporary speckled calf (much rubbed, especially at extremities, heads and feet of spines defective, about a half dozen small wormholes to each spine; front joint to volume II cracked and weak) each spine with both red green leather lettering pieces, marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled red and green. Internally very good. Overall in good condition. 2 volumes. ---- First edition in French of a work first published in English, Trenton, 1785. David Ramsay 1749-1815), was a South Carolina delegate to the American Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and 1785-1786. A physician and historian, he was one of the earliest historians of the American Revolution. The son of an Irish emigrant, he was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton University in 1765, received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1773, and established a large practice as a physician at Charleston. During the American Revolutionary War he was, from 1776 to 1783, a member of the South Carolina legislature. When Charleston was threatened by the British in 1780, he served with the South Carolina militia as a field surgeon. From 1801 to 1815 he served in the South Carolina state Senate, of which he was long president. In addition to the present work, he published a @History of the American Revolution, in 1807 a @Life of Washington, and in 1809 in two volumes a History of South Carolina. In 1789 he also wrote @A Dissertation on the Manners of Acquiring the Character and Privileges of a Citizen. Ramsay's @History of the United States in three volumes was published posthumously in 1816?1817, and forms the first three volumes of his @Universal History Americanized, published in twelve volumes in 1819.The translation was done by Lefort.---- Howes R36. Rich I, 342. Leclerc 1229. Sabin 67692. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Eight Volumes (4 Volumes Bound)

      J. Bell, London 1787 - 502, 522, 511,482 pp. 24mo. Black & white frontispiece portrait. Each volume has a black & white title page vignette. Subtitle to Vol. 1: "From the text of Mr. Upton, etc. With the life of the author.Printed under the direction of J. Bell, British Library, Strand, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales." Brown calf covers have inside gilt dentelles, gilt bands and star design on spine with title blocks in red leather on spine. All volumes show some wear at hinges, but in no case is binding compromised. All have lightly bumped corners. Each has a bookplate pasted on front pastedown which has ghosted a bit to first free enedpaper. The armorial bookplates belonged to John Goodford. Vol. 1 has penciled bookseller's notes on front pastedown. The title page to each volume (two per book) states "Bell's Edition, The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill.(over an illustration).Spencer Vol. **".(and a caption to the illus.) A beautiful, clean, tight, only lightly aged set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE COMTE DE VALMONT, ou les égaremens de la raison. Lettres recueillies et publiées par M.

      - Paris, Moutard Reine et D'Artois, 1787, 10x17, cinq volumes. Reliures en pleine basane marron. Dos à 5 nerfs, décorés de motifs dorés dans les caissons. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons vert et brun. Tranches rouges. Huitième édition. Les coiffes et les dos portent des traces d'usages (envoi de photos sur demande). Intérieurs très bon.

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        Abhandlungen der romisch. kaiserl. konigl. Josephinischen medicinisch-chirurgischen Academie zu Wien [Treatises of the Roman, Imperial, Royal Josephinum Medical Academy of Vienna], Volume 1

      Wein [Vienna]: bey Rudolph Graffer und Compagnie. 1787. First. Medical Journal. Volume one only (of two: a second volume was published in 1801). Text in German. Quarto. LXXXII, 432pp., illustrated with an engraved frontispiece plate, vignettes, and 11 folding plates at the rear. Contemporary half leather and speckled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped spine label. The joints are split but still snug, else a very good sound copy. The very scarce medical journal of the Viennese Josephinum, a military medical school established in 1783-85, and directed by the Italian physician Johann Alexander Brambilla (Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla), chief surgeon to Emperor Joseph II, and author of the Instrumentarium Chirurgicum Militare Austriacum (1782), the most complete survey of medical instruments of the day. This volume features two treatises by Brambilla: "Gliedschwamme am Knie," and "von der Bleykolik." Also included is "Tetanus von einer Verwundung," by Joseph Plenk, the leading dermatologist of the period, and "Beobachtungen uber die Samengange ihre Klappen," by the Viennese anatomist and physiologist Georg Prochaska. The engraved frontispiece: "Ratione et Experientia," vignettes, and folding anatomical plates (including two of a foetus), are especially fine. .

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        Le Compliment ou La Matinée du Jour de l'An, Dédiée aux Peres de Famille. & Les Bouquets ou La Fête de la Grand-Maman, Dédiés aux Meres de Famille. Peint et gravée par Du Bucourt Peintre du Roi. 1787 & 1788

      chez l'Auteur, Cour du Louvre. 1787 & 1788, Paris - 2 Blätter Vierfarben Auquatinta, Plattengröße 36,5 x 26,5 cm , beide gerahmt, Rahmengrösse 45x37 cm Louis Philibert Debucourt (1755-1832) Thieme- Becker VIII S. 510-511 " Les Bouquets ou La Fête de la Grand-Maman (Gegenstück zu le compliment)"Allg. Künster Lex. 1. Band 1895 S. 323 / Allg. Künster Lex. 1. Band 1882 S. 355 / Nagler: 3. Band S. 302 de 4000 Buch

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        PROCÈS-VERBAL DES SÉANCES DE L’ASSEMBLÉE PROVINCIALE DE LA MOYENNE NORMANDIE ET DU PERCHE, GÉNÉRALITÉ D’ALENÇON; tenue à Lisieux dans l’Hôtel-de-Ville, aux mois de Novembre & Décembre 1787

      Lisieux / Paris F.B. Pistral / Barbou 1787 - , in-4, rel. neuve façon ancienne (très belle facture), pl. veau blond moucheté, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, tit. doré sur pc. bordeaux, tr. rouges, vignettes et lettrines, 3 tableaux dépliants des impositions, très bel état hormis qq. rousseurs isolées, XX-8 f.-55-331-7-36 p. + tableaux.

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        LA LIRE MACONNE, OU RECUEIL DE CHANSONS DES FRANCS-MACONS. REVU, CORRIGE, MIS DANS UN NOUVEL ORDRE, & AUGMENTE DE QUANTITE DE CHANSONS QUI N'AVAIENT POINT ENCORE PARU; PAR LES FRERES DE VIGNOLES ET DU BOIS; AVEC LES AIRS NOTES, MIS SUR LA BONNE CLEF, TANT POUR LE CHANT QUE POUR LE VIOLON & LA FLUTE. NOUVELLE EDITION. REVUE, CORRIGEE & AUGMENTEE. A LA HAYE. CHEZ R. VAN LAAK, LIBRAIRE. 1787.

      - IN-8 (11,5 X 17 CENTMETRES ENVIRON) DE (24) + XVI ET 536 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 BASANE, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE. ILLUSTRE D'UNE VIGNETTE DE TITRE GRAVEE PAR LE "FRERE BOILY". RELIE AVEC : REGLE MACONNIQUE, A L'USAGE DES LOGES REUNIES ET RECTIFIEES. ARRETEE AU CONVENT GENERAL DE WILHELMSBAD. SECONDE EDITION. A LA HAYE. CHEZ I. VAN CLEEF. 5797 (1797). IN-8 DE 24 PAGES, AVEC PETIT MANQUE DE PAPIER ET DE TEXTE PAGES 23-24. DEUX OUVRAGES RELIES EN UN VOLUME. PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rusco osia misto seluatio epongi Topi

      - De Gillaboz, Swiss Pencil, watercolor and body color on paper with gold-leaf fillet borders (verso and recto) c. 1787 19" x 12 ½", 29" x 22" framed (Framed in museum quality frame with all archival materials and UV plexiglass) De Gillaboz was a Swiss artist who specialized in botanical illustration in the late 18th century. These particular drawings were rendered on both sides of the paper, and are surrounded by a gold-leaf border. They are framed in museum quality gold-leaf frames with UV plexiglass on both sides, so that you can view the illustration on either side of the paper. These fine studies, depicting botanicals of the Alps, were made for Thomas Martyn (1735-1825), Professor of Botany at Cambridge and author of "Flora Rustica " accompanied by 144 hand-colored copper-engraved plates by F. P. Nodder (1792-94), whom De Gillaboz met in 1787. Many well-known botanical artists of the time, such as Dr. Robert John Thornton, were inspired by Martyn's work in botany.

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        LE GRAND LIVRE DES PEINTRES, OU L'ART DE LA PEINTURE CONSIDERE DANS TOUTES SES PARTIES, & DEMONTRE PAR PRINCIPES; AVEC DES REFLEXIONS SUR LES OUVRAGES DE QUELQUES BONS MAITRES, & SUR LES DEFAUTS QUI S'Y TROUVENT. AUQUEL ON A JOINT LES PRINCIPES DU DESSIN DU MEME AUTEUR. TRADUIT DU HOLLANDAIS SUR LA SECONDE EDITION. AVEC XXXV PLANCHES EN TAILLE-DOUCE. A PARIS. A L'HOTEL DE THOU. 1787.

      1787 - 2 VOLUMES IN-4 (20,5 X 26,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE XXII + 527 ET (4) + 662 + (2) PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A 5 NERFS, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, TRANCHES MOUCHETEES. ILLUSTRE DE 35 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE GRAVEES EN TAILLE-DOUCE PAR BENARD. QUELQUES PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, DONT PETITS MANQUES DE CUIR AUX MORS, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reposta ao filosofo solitario, em abono da verdade, por hum amigo dos homens. @WITHReposta segunda ao filosofo solitario, por hum amigo dos homens: na qual se mostra que toda a sua obra não he mais que huma simplez traducção; e se apontão os defeitos della, com hum dialogo no fim do mesmo solitario com a alma do caturra D. Felix.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1787. - Woodcut royal arms of Portugal on title-pages (from two different cuts). Woodcut initial letter and headpiece on p. 3 of both parts. 56; 45 pp., (1 l. with sonnet). 2 volumes. 4°, contemporary stitching (final gathering of first part becoming loose). Title-page of second part with light to moderate waterstaining at inner margin, continuing to a much lesser degree in following leaves. Uncut and unopened. Overall very good to fine copies. 2 volumes. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of these salvos in a lengthy literary battle that began with the publication of the three-volume @O Filosofo Solitario, Lisbon 1786-87. The @Filosofo solitario was in large part a translation of @Philosophie de la nature, 1769, by J.B.C. Isoard Delisle (called "Delisle de Sales"). Like many contemporary French works, Delisle's was not widely circulated in Portugal due to the heavy hand of the censors. Probably for that reason, not only @O Filosofo Solitario but all the pamphlets that soon appeared attacking and defending it were published anonymously. In the first part the author points out that everything written about the anatomy of man in @O Filosofo Solitario is incorrect. In the @Reposta segunda the author attacks two assertions of the @Filosofo: that solitude is better than society and that medicine is futile--an idea that would have particularly enraged Mello Franco, given his profession. He also quotes at length from de Sales, to prove that the @Filosofo is a plagiarist. The @Reposta and @Reposta segunda appeared just after Mello Franco's @Reino da estupidez began circulating in manuscript, and shortly before his @Tratado da educação fysica dos meninos appeared in 1790.Mello Franco (1757-1823), a native of Minas Gerais, practiced medicine in Lisbon until 1817, when he returned to Brazil. He was frequently in trouble with the authorities for his liberal writings and associations and spent several years imprisoned by the Inquisition. His @Tratado da educação fysica dos meninos, Lisbon 1790, is the first book on pediatrics by a Brazilian. @Reino da estupidez, a satirical poem aimed at the professors of Coimbra, was circulating anonymously in manuscript as early as 1785 (the first printed version was not until 1818), and caused an enormous scandal.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 320; @Período colonial pp. 138-40. Sacramento Blake III, 46. Innocêncio II, 306 and III, 11. Saraiva and Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 708, 719. Not in Pires de Lima, @Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto. Not located in Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Catálogo da Colecção Portuguesa. Not in Bosch, Palha or Rodrigues. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in Wellcome. Not in Azevedo-Samodães, Ameal or Avila-Perez. Not located in NUC. OCLC: The first part not located in OCLC; 70862353 (Newberry Library; the second part ONLY). Porbase locates four complete sets, two at the Biblioteca João Paulo II of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and one each at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and the Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto. Porbase also locates five additional copies of the first part only, four in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one at the Biblioteca João Paulo II of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Porbase further locates two additonal copies of the second part only, at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one at the Biblioteca João Paulo II of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Neither part located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Supplement to the General Synopsis of Birds

      London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1787. First Edition. Half Leather, Marbled Boards. Extra-illustrated, with one original watercolor illustration bound in as well as 34 other additional plates, 22 of which are hand-colored. 4to. 26 by 21.5 cm. 298, [15] pp. Plus 36 hand-colored plates and 12 b/w plates. (The book calls for only 14 hand-colored plates. The additional plates have generally come from other publications, and all have neatly handwritten notes stating Vol. 7 and the page number where they were to be inserted in the top corner. The source of ten of these plates is Eleazar Albin's Natural History of Birds, issued between 1731 and 1738. Among the additional plates are those that offer alternative versions of birds depicted already. Contemporary half leather binding done a few years after the original publication (deduced from two of the additional plates dated 1789).

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        TRAITÉ DE LA CULTURE DU NOPAL, ET DE L'EDUCATION DE LA COCHENILLE DANS LES COLONIES FRANÇAISES DE L'AMÉRIQUE, PRÉCÉDÉ D'UN VOYAGE A GUAXACA. Auquel on a ajouté une Préface, des Notes & des Observations relatives á la culture de la Cochenille. Le tout Recu

      - Au Cap-Français, Veuve Herbault / Paris, Delalain. MDCCLXXXVII (1787) 1ª edic. 2 tomos. 21x14 cm. T. I, 2 grabados iluminados plegados, por La Haye. CXLIII + 261 págs. del Viaje a Guaxaca * T. II, 2 grabados iluminados plegados, por La Haye. Pág. 264 a la 436, de la Cochenille + 261 págs. de Supplement au Voyage de Guaxaca + 3 págs. tablas. Holandesa piel, tejuelo, cinta, cortes tintados, falto de un trocito del lomo del 1º. Sello anterior propietario. Importante trabajo sobre la Cochinilla y su introducción en Europa para los tintes rojos, e importante el viaje a Guaxaca (México) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        The Antiquities of England and Wales ( Complete in 8 Volumes, 631 Engraved Plates Including 18 Folding, 54 Hand Coloured County Maps )

      Hooper & Wigstead, London 1787 - No date but circa 1787. Complete with 631 engraved plates of which 18 are folding, 54 hand coloured county maps. Bound in full calf, raised bands, gilt tooling in conpartments, leather title lables, marble endpapers. Each volume has been professionally rebacked, ( not recently ), retaining the original boards, calf lightly rubbed, board edges/corners are rubbed with some wear loss, Lincolns Inn library creast in gilt on base of each spine, lacking some title labels. All binding in very good clean attractive condition, all hinge joints very strong. Internally, Lincolns Inn label on endpapers, very occasional small stamp, ( about 5 to each volume ) not affective engraved plates/maps, Lincolns Inn name written in enach volume on first headed page, occcasional light spotting/browning. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice attractive set, in very attractive full calf bindings.A73 Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        A HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1780 AND 1781, IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA.

      London. 1787. - vii,[1],518pp. (including errata) plus [2]pp. of publisher's ads, one folding map with routes marked by hand in color, and four folding plans, with positions and troop movements marked by hand in colors. Modern brown morocco, gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Map with a closed tear in gutter margin, repaired on verso with older paper, likely at an early date. Very minor soiling or foxing, one leaf (p.261) with a small closed tear in margin. Very good. A standard work concerning the southern campaigns of the American Revolution. Tarleton, the commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. He was infamous for his brutal tactics and hard-riding attacks. His narrative is one of the principal British accounts of the Revolution, notable for his use of original documents, a number of which are included as notes following the relevant chapters. The handsome maps and plans include "The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces." showing the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware (with routes traced by hand in color); and plans of the siege of Charlestown, the battles of Camden and Guildford, and the siege of Yorktown. HOWES T37, "b." CHURCH 1224. CLARK I:317. SABIN 94397.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Select Views in India, drawn on the spot, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and executed in aqua tinta, by William Hodges

      printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, London 1787 - Period calf, covers with a gilt Greek key scroll border, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in eight compartments, original black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: Ozias Humphry (1742-1810, presentation inscription signed by Hodges on the title dated November 8, 1788) Author's presentation copy and a very rare issue of Hodges' pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India, with the plates being proof impressions before letters printed on India paper. Born in London the son of a blacksmith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley's drawing school, where in his spare time he learned to draw. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook's published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea experiences, and after ending his contract with the Admiralty and following the death of his wife, he left for India in 1778. "But the first year in India was disappointing. Hodges health was poor and the Second Mysore War . was in progress . he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings . During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783." ( India Observed ). On his return to London, he exhibited 25 oil paintings of India at the Royal Academy, along with a selection of his aquatints. "All of these works gave a completely new and direct vision of India translated into an eighteenth century painter's composition. His views of the countryside with its great rivers and forests had little in common with the popular picture of India gained from old engravings in the travellers' accounts. His architectural subjects depicted many little-known Muslim tombs and mosques, Hindu temples, forts and palaces in Upper India."( India Observed ). Beyond the never-before-seen subject matter of the prints, Hodges proto-impressionistic style is worthy of particular note. "He conveyed the towering bulk of many Indian monuments by exaggerated proportions and foreshortened perspective. The countryside is shown rough with stunted scrub and windswept trees; paint is vigorously applied . Here was a new and fresh approach to the Indian scene, viewing it in the 'picturesque' taste and presenting novel material, especially architecture, to the British public in a new manner" ( India Observed ). The appearance of this work caused a sensation, as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before. The useful text, though generally brief, gives a history of each site, together with an account of contemporary events in which the site had been involved. This work, th [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Considérations sur les richesses et le luxe.

      Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Chez la veuve Valade 1787 - Royal octavo. Pp. Half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), iv (numbered v-viii), 10 Préface, 11- 499, (3) notes, (2) errata (verso blank). With handsome engraved device to title, engraved head-piece and many tail-pieces. Footnotes. Hardcover, quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered and dated in gilt; head of spine mended for a tea, a partly split joint neatly restored. An entirely uncut, wide-margined copy, printed on handmade paper; a little dog-eared, worm trace to inner blank margin of 3 consecutive leaves with no loss. Overall an excellent interior in fine condition (contemporary signature to title, small stamp to verso). A very desirable copy. ~ First edition, uncommon in the original, unsophisticated state, and entirely uncut. Gabriel Senac de Meilhan (1736-1803), a French writer. In 1790 he published "Des Principes et des causes de la Révolution en France". His "Considérations." was republished in 1789. Kress B.1336. Goldsmith 13327. Cf. Palgrave 1894-1901. Not in Einaudi 5228, which lists the 1789 edition only. OCLC 3962815.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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