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        A Concise Treatise On The Art Of Angling Confirmed by Actual Experience And Minute Observations, Exempt From Redundancies, And Superfluities, Which Tend More To Perplex, Than Instruct, With The Proper Methods For Breeding And Feeding Fish, And Of Making Fish Ponds, Stews etc., With Several Arcana Never Before Made Public To Which Is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher

      C Stalker 1787 - 112 pages, 4pp adverts, engraved frontis showing a river scene with a gentleman fishing and a lady with flies to lower margin, some age browning to contents, original full calf binding rubbing to edges some soiling, hinges cracked but holding on ties, contained in a drop over box, leather title label to upper cover. The first edition of a popular book running to twelve editions. Best was keeper of his Majesty's drawing room in the town of London.

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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        Rezumo de todas as regras, e preceitos da Cantoria, assim da musica metrica, como do canto-chão, dividido em duas partes. Composto por . para o uso dos seus discipulos.

      Porto, Na Officina de Antonio Alvarez Ribeiro, 1787. - 4°, contemporary decorated wrappers (hole in front wrapper, about 4.5 cm. in diameter, crudely repaired). Small woodcut vignette on title page. Woodcut headpieces and initials. Small stain to front free endleaf, carrying through slightly to half title, and even more slightly to title page. Overall in very good condition. Early [contemporary?] ink inscription on front free endleaf: "Este Arte he de Joseph de Campos // do Lugar dos Casastos [?] de Cabanas." Further ink inscriptions [in the same hand?] on verso of rear free endleaf: "Campos" [in upper outer corner]; "Cabanas" [in upper inner corner]; and "Joseph de Campos" [in lower outer corner]. Another faint early inscription on decorated wrapper, illegible. (4 ll.), 43, (1) pp., 2 engraved plates [1 of them folding]. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this instruction manual for those learning to sing, including instructions on plainsong. It is a true beginner's guide to reading music - the perfect primer for an intelligent would-be musician who is entirely lacking in prior training. Part I offers verbal descriptions of keys (using solfège, as is common), notes, musical notation including lines and spaces, the F-, G- and C-clefs (including a description of the C-clef as movable, and describing what lines it can be moved to), accidentals, notation of accidentals, complete lists of relative major and minor keys (excepting C major / A minor, which one can assume is implied), examples and explanations of intervals from a whole step to an octave, three basic tempos including common ("quaternary") time, three-four ("ternary") time, and half ("binary") time and the various numbers than can reasonably be imposed over each signature's respective 4, 3, or 2 (happily, there is no mention of complex, additive, fractional or irrational time signatures), and a verbal explanation of note lengths which might confound the beginner if not for the folding "Pauta" plate that is helpfully referred to for visual reference.Part II builds on Part I by delving deeper into the properties of scales and key signatures, including chords and tri-tones.The author (1759-1833), Porto's most notable musician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, was choirmaster at the Cathedral of his native Porto for many years. When he published this Resumo, at age barely 28, he already taught singing, and by 1796 was also a popular instructor for the guitar, publishing a work on that subject. He wrote religious compositions (his Tantum ergo was still being sung in Lisbon 80 years later) as well as two operas and several patriotic hymns.*** Innocêncio I, 270: without collation; VIII, 305; XXII, 358. Albuquerque, A edição musical em Portugal (1750-1834) 239 (calling for only 6 preliminary pages). Vasconcellos I, 193-5: calling for only 3 preliminary leaves. Vieira II, 19-26: without mention of the 4 preliminary leaves. Daciano p. 86. Not in Lambertini, who lists the 1796 Estudo de guitarra (1432). NUC: DLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        View of Huaheine

      Uncoloured aquatint. 438 by 650mm. Repairs to lower margin. F Jukes, 26th May,

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        Ponderazioni sopra la contrattazione marittima. Ricavate dalla legge civile . dal consolato di mare e dagli usi marittimi.Genova, dagli eredi di Adamo Scionico, 1787.

      Genova, dagli eredi di Adamo Scionico 1787 - Cm. 20, pp. (8) 259 (1). Leg. antica in piena perg. rigida. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Alcuni lavori di tarli marginali, uno dei quali più esteso, ma limitato all'attaccatura interna delle pagine e quindi ben lontano dal testo. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Carlo Targa, giureconsulto genovese attivo a cavallo tra XVII e XVIII secolo, fu membro del Tribunale dei Conservatori del Mare. Quest'edizione, in linea con quella del 1755, si presenta arricchita di nuove fonti normative che rendono superata, di fatto, la prima del 1692. L'opera è suddivisa in 102 capitoli e abbraccia, in una prospettiva giuridica, tutte le branchie dell'attività navale: pesca, navigazione, ufficiali, capitani, nocchieri, scrivani, piloti, marinai, contratti, noleggio, conservazione delle merci, sovraccarico, protesto, assicurazioni, incidenti, tipologia di carico, patenti, sinistri, rappresaglie, rivoluzioni, dazi, gabelle, arresto della nave per debiti, creditori, scihavitù, giudizi civili, esecuzione delle sentenze, usi e consuetudini, ecc. Cfr. Iccu; Olschki, II, 518; Bibl. Mansutti, 1582. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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        Carte D'Asie diversie en ses principaux Etats.

      Artist: Clouet Jean-Baptiste-Louis Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1787 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Missing parts at lower centerfold replaced; - size (in cm): 49 x 64; - description: Map shows total Asia from Arabia to Japan, ;with a decorative cartouche.

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        Collationes pontificii, et caesarei iuris ad statutum civile sereniss. reipublicae Genuensis.Genuae, iterum imprimente Joanne Baptista Caffarelli , 1787.

      Genuae, iterum imprimente Joanne Baptista Caffarelli 1787 - Cm. 30, pp. (8) 587; 40 [Leggi perpetue del presente secolo]. Leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Trascurabili mende alla parte alta del dorso, qualche sporadica macchietta, peraltro esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Importante edizione degli statuti di Genova ben commentati dal giureconsulto seicentesco Giuseppe Bottino. In appendice un copioso indice ed una raccolta di leggi perpetue in lingua volgare (periodo 1715-1785). Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Letters Written during the Reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV and Richard III

      G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1787 - G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1787 - 1789 Volumes 1-4. Illus. Folding geneology map with tear on fold. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Wear to edges and corners of boards with minor marking and rubbing. Bookplate on fep's. Lightly age toned. Bindings tight, text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thalia (2 Bände, Heft 1 - 8 von 12). [Erstausgabe]. Erster Band: welcher das I. bis IV. Heft enthält. Zweiter Band: welcher das V. bis VIII. Heft enthält.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen, 1787-79. 8°. 20 cm/ 22,5 cm. 6 Blatt, 199, 136, 139, 140, 132, 164, 128, 108 Seiten. Pappbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. WG² 18. Seiten unbeschnitten (Band 1). Einbände berieben und fleckig, Kanten bestoßen, Kapital mit kleinen Einrissen. Exlibris auf Vorsatz, Blindprägung verso Vorsatz. Gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR deutsche Literatur / german literature

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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785. Avec deux cartes géographiques et deux planches gravées. Seconde édition revue et corrigée. En 2 volumes

      Paris, Desenne, Volland, 1787, - in-8vo, XVI + 383 p.+ 2 cartes dépliantes hors texte / VIII, 458 + 2 ff. + 3 gravures dépliantes hors texte (vue de la cour carrée du Temple du Soleil à Balbelck et Plan du Temple du Soleil et Ruines de la ville de Palmyre dans le désert de Syrie) reliure en plein veau marbré de l' époque, dos lisse orné de palettes et petits fers dorés, titre doré sur étiquette de maroquin rouge, tomaison dorée sur étiquette de maroquin vert olive, tranches marbrées. Reliure frottée aux coiffes, charnières et coins, dos restauré. Edition ornée d'une carte dépliante de l'Egypte, d'une carte dépliante de la Syrie, d'un plan du temple du Soleil à Balbeck, d'une vue dépliante d'une vue de la Cour carrée du temple du Soleil ainsi que d'une grande vue des ruines de Palmyre. Constantin -François comte de Volney (1757-1820) nous donne la relation d'un voyage qu'il entreprit à l'âge de vingt quatre ans, comportant des observations savantes et d'une grande justesse. Sainte-Beuve eut, sur cet écrivain de talent, ce jugement : "Son honneur durable, si on le dégage de tout ce qui a mérité dépérir en lui, sera d'avoir été 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'écrire 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'édition de 1799. - Chadenat, Bibliothèque de Ch. Chadenat, n° 720. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WIENER FRÜH- UND ABEND BLATT. Nr. 169. 1. May 1787 (frühe) bis Nr. 179. 8. May 1787 (frühe).

      Wien, Grill 1787. - ORBI 2,3:6194. Frank/Frimmel 64. Strasser 57ff. - elf aufeinanderfolgende Nummern dieser, jeweils früh und abends erschienenen Wiener Tageszeitung, wobei am 4. 5. abends und am 5. 5. morgens ?wegen Ausbleibung der Post? keine Ausgaben erschienen. Die von Karl Grill verlegte Zeitschrift erschien seit 1786 und musste 1789 eingestellt werden. Kl.4°. S. 1-88. Ungebunden, mit Kartonumschlag, Vorderdeckel von alter Hand beschriftet, Rücken mit geringen Resten von alter Klebebindung, ursprüngliche Heftung entfernt, Blätter unbeschnitten, nur leicht gebräunt, teilw. etw. angestaubt u. schwach wasserrandig, Anfangsnummern mit geringen Fraßspuren (ohne Textverlust) im Innenfalz. - Außerdem beiliegend: Wiener Zeitung. Nr. 76. 20. September 1806. S. 4745-4792.

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        [CARIBBEAN: FROM NIZHNY NOVGOROD TO PUERTO RICO] Neshchastnye priklyucheniya Vasilya Baranshchikova, meshchanina Nizhnyego Novgoroda v tryokh chastyakh svyeta: v Amerike, Azii i Yevrope s 1780 po 1787 god [i.e. Unfortunate Adventures of Vasily Baranshchikov, a Burgess from Nizhny Novgorod, in Three Parts of the World: America, Asia, and Europe, from 1780 to 1787]

      St. Petersburg: S.K.R., Typ. of Vilkovsky and Galchyonkov, 1787. 72 pp. 18x11,5 cm. Contemporary light brown half leather with marbled boards and a colour stamped title label on the spine. Bookplate of Sergey Sobolewsky on the front paste down endpaper, paper label with a pencil note by a Soviet bibliophile on the front free endpaper, paper label of Vasily Klochkov's bookstore and a stamp of a Soviet bookshop on the rear pastedown endpaper. Very good. Corners slightly bumped, paper slightly age toned. First edition. Extremely rare. Interesting original travel account by the first Russian to cross the Atlantic and visit the Caribbean Islands. A merchant from Nizhny Novgorod, Vasily Baranshchikov (1756-early 19th century) went to a trade fair and lost considerable amount of money lent by fellow tradesmen. In an attempt to escape he went to Saint Petersburg and became a sailor on a ship bound for Copenhagen. There he was kidnapped and sold to a slave ship which brought him to Saint Thomas Island (then in Danish West India, now a part of the American Virgin Islands). There Baranshchikov served for two months in a Danish military garrison and was then sold as a household servant to a Spanish ''General'' in Puerto Rico. After a year of service Baranshchikov was released and went to Venice as a sailor on an Italian ship; near the Barbary coast the ship was captured by pirates and the traveler was sold into slavery to the Palestine. Baranshchikov was forcibly converted into Islam, eventually brought to Constantinople and married a Turkish woman. In 1785 he escaped to Russia via Bulgaria, Moldavia and Poland, returning to Nizhny Novgorod a year later. On request of his creditors he was put in debt prison, but released with the help of the local bishop. Baranshchikov went to Saint Petersburg and was received by Catherine II and representatives of Saint Petersburg high society. The Empress recommended him to write an account of his travels, which was first published in 1787. All author's fees went for the payment of his debts. The book contains lots of interesting details of everyday life in St. Thomas Island and Puerto Rico (like outfits and salaries of Danish soldiers, ceremony of taking military oath, descriptions of banana plants, coconuts, sugar cane, and coffee), description of Jerusalem and Constantinople, Baranshchikov's service as a Janissary in Turkey, and others. Printed during the Russo-Turkish war of 1787-91, the book became a bestseller and was published four times in the 18th century, all subsequent editions have a slightly edited finale and the ''Supplement, containing the description of Tsargrad [Constantinople] and Turkish spiritual, military and civil authorities''. The text of the first edition finishes with a complaint about Baranshchikov's bankruptcy and life in ''uttermost poverty'' after his return home; all subsequent editions have that part replaced with a praise to the generosity of ''many honorable people of Saint Petersburg'', who ''graciously relieved him from destitution'', the list of the ''honorable people'' includes over twenty names of the members of Russian high society, i.e. State Chancellor Count Alexander Vorontsov, first Russian Minister of Education Ivan Shuvalov, President of the Imperial Academy of Arts Ivan Betskoy, Baron Alexander Stroganov, and others. Our copy bears an armorial bookplate of Sergey Sobolevsky (1803-1870), a noted Russian bibliophile, bibliographer and poet of the Golden Age of Russian Poetry. He was a friend of Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Adam Mickiewicz, Prosper Mérimée and many other European writers. Sobolevsky's library contained over 25,000 volumes, with the departments of geography and travels, Russian history, and bibliography and books on books. After his death, a part of the library was bought by the British Museum and Leipzig University, the rest was sold at auctions by Leipzig booksellers; the archive was bought by count Sergey Sheremetev and is now deposited in the Russian state collections. A note on the piece of paper attached to the first free endpaper was written by a Soviet bibliophile and reads: ''In the catalogue of ''Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga'' No. 21 from 1933 it is said: First edition of this book has never been registered and it is unclear whether it exists'' (Annotation #213). This copy is from the library of Sobolevsky and is the first, unknown edition. P.S. It is mentioned in Smirnov-Sokolsky's, vol. 1, p. 195'' (Smirnov-Sokolsky, Moya Biblioteka. M., 1969). The book also has a paper label of the bookshop of a famous Saint Petersburg antique book dealer Vasily Klochkov (1861-1915). Svodny Katalog 4575. No paper copies of this first edition found in Worldcat. There are only two copies of the second edition (Harvard, NYPL), and two copies of the fourth edition (Columbia University, State Library of Berlin).

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        The Lounger A Periodical Paper, published at Edinburgh in the Years 1785 and 1786

      Edinburgh: printed for William Creech, 1787. First edition of all issues except issues 1 & 2 (third ed), and issues 3-5 & 7 (second edition). With The Lounger Extraordinary; or, Masquerade Monitor bound between issues 56 and 57. Folio (317 x 190 mm). Contemporary marbled boards backed with modern calf. Scattered minor soiling, boards rubbed, a clean copy. First edition of all issues except issues 1 & 2 (third ed), and issues 3-5 & 7 (second edition). With The Lounger Extraordinary; or, Masquerade Monitor bound between issues 56 and 57. Folio (317 x 190 mm). Complete run of all 101 issues published. The Lounger and an earlier journal edited by Mackenzie, The Mirror (1779-80), were "the first Scottish weeklies of their kind. Mackenzie contributed most of the essays and focused on life and society, advocating a way of life based on natural sentiment and harmony. The balance between egotistic and altruistic motives was very much a tenet of the Scottish Enlightenment" (ODNB). Mackenzie (1745-1831), whom Sir Walter Scott called the 'Northern Addison', is perhaps best known for his novel The Man of Feeling (1771); he contributed 57 of the essays in The Lounger. This copy includes a contemporary (or near) manuscript "Key to the Lounger," 5 pp, providing the names of contributors for each issue; the names of contributors (or speculations thereon) have also been inked in a contemporary hand, presumably Whyte's, at the end of many issues. Evidently a subscriber's copy; at the end of the final issue is printed a notice of the publication in volumes of The Lounger, declaring that subscribers who have preserved their numbers will be given a title page gratis. ESTC P1411. Provenance: J Whyte (contemporary ownership inscription)

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        A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America

      T. Cadell, London 1787 - vii, [1]- 518, ii Large quarto (10-7/8 x 8-3/8 inches). expertly rebacked preserving original spine strip, full original tree calf, marbled endpapers, top edges stained dark, others stained yellow. Illustrated with large folding map, "Marches of Lord Cornwallis" with hand coloured routes of troop movements (expertly repaired diagonal tear); the Battle plans of Camden, Guildford and York with hand coloured positions of the various parties, the Siege of Charlestown being the only un-embellished plan, all folding and all in fine, crisp, clean condition. With the two pages of publisher's advertisements. Tarleton, infamous for his brutal tactics, was commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, and served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. His is one of the principal British accounts of the revolution. Tarleton's use of original documents sets this narrative apart, many of which are included as notes following the chapters. Tarleton served under Cornwallis and one of his primary missions was the capture of Charleston in 1780. He was highly critical of Cornwallis and the British High Command. He attributed his defeat at Cowpens to lack of co-operation from Cornwallis. [Howes T37, "b". Church 1224. Clark I: 317. Sabin 94397]. Slight rubbing of edges, else fine [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        La Lire maçonne ou recueil de chansons des Francs-Maçons; revu, corrigé, mis dans un nouvel ordre & augmenté de quantité de chansons qui n'avoient point encore paru, par les frères... Avec les airs notés mis sur la bonne clef, tant pour le chant que pour le violon et la flûte. Nouvelle édition revuë, corrigée & augmentée.

      La Haye, R. Van Laak, 1787, in 12, de 12ff.-XVIpp.--536 pp., avec musique notée. in t., pl. veau blond moucheté époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les plats, avec doré au 1er plat la mention "Charlesworth Masonic Library", très bel exemplaire. 4e édition augmentée de ce chansonnier maçonnique peu commun. Il contient ici 270 chansons dont 50 en Néerlandais, la plupart avec les airs notés. Le premier auteur est en fait Jean Joseph Joniot dit de Vignoles. La vignette maçonnique du titre est signée "Frère Boily". ¶ Fesch 1442 - Wolfstieg 39707 - Kloss 1515 - Dorbon n°5138 - Cette édition manque à Caillet.

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        Der Wienerische Hannßwurst oder lustige Reysebeschreibung aus Salzburg in verschiedene Länder. Herausgegeben von Prehauser (enthält außerdem: Anhang oder hannswurstische Träume auf jeden Monat eingetheilt von Johanne Wurstio).

      Pintzkerthal o. J. (d.i. Wien 1787 ?). - Wurzbach 39,237ff. Goedeke 1/5,540,424. Weller 1,134. Allg. dt. Bibliothek 78,2,253. Vgl. VD18 10606947. ADB 37,765ff. Holzmann-B. III, 297,9696. - S. (1676 ? 1726), begann seine theatralische Laufbahn als Wanderschauspieler und trat ab etwa 1704 in Wien auf, ab 1710 war er Pächter des Kärntnerthortheaters. Bekannt geworden als Schöpfer des "Wiener Hanswurst", gilt er als erster bedeutender Schauspieler des Altwiener Volkstheaters. Das Frontispiz zeigt den Herausgeber der "Reisebeschreibungen" den Schwiegersohn und Nachfolger Stranitzkys, Gottfried Prehauser (1699-1769). Stranitzkys "Reisebeschreibung" ist in mehreren unterschiedlichen, undatierten, ohne oder mit fingiertem Druckort versehenen, durchwegs seltenen Ausgaben nachzuweisen. Die erste Ausgabe, mit dem Titel "Lustige Reyss-Beschreibung aus Saltzburg in verschiedene Länder" soll 1717 erschienen sein (vorl. Exemplar vgl. ÖNB /AC10353190). 8°. Gest. Frontisp., 183 S., mit e. Titelblattvignette, mehreren dekorativen Kopfstücken u. Schlussvignetten. Ganzleinenband aus späterer Zeit, mit bedrucktem Papierschildchen am Rücken, Schnitt braungesprenkelt, Frontispiz u. Titelblatt schmutzfleckig, Seiten sonst nur schwach gebräunt u. kaum fleckig. Mit einer Zahl von alter Hand am vorderen Innendeckel, letzte Seite mit alter Bleistiftschrift beschrieben. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de Afrique

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1787 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 48 x 61; - description: Map shows total Africa; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Procès-verbal des séances de l'Assemblée Provinciale de la généralité de Rouen, tenue à Rouen dans le mois d'août 1787.

      A Rouen 1787 - in-4, 44-416 pp., 4 tableaux dont 3 repliés, demi-veau fauve, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Petit manque à la coiffe.

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        Aufschluß und Vertheidigung der Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik. Nebst eine Bitte an die Leser.

      Rom (Leipzig, Göschen) 1787. 288 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. IV/1, 597, 5; Wolfstieg 23408; Kloss 3389; Taute 2711a. - Antwort auf die abfälligen Rezensionen zu seiner im Vorjahr erschienenen \"Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik\", in der erstmals die Theorie einer Weltverschwörung der Logen zur Erlangung der politischen Herrschaft entwickelt wurde. - Aus dem Besitz von Prinzessin Hermine Reuß (1887-1947), der zweiten Gemahlin des letzten deutschen Kaisers. Mit ihrem radiertem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Das Exlibris zeigt das Obere Schloss Greiz in Thüringen. - Berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit kleinem Randeinriss. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        RELACION HISTORICA DE LA VIDA Y APOSTOLICAS TAREAS DEL VENERABLE PADRE FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA, Y DE LAS MISIONES QUE FUNDO EN LA CALIFORNIA SEPTENTRIONAL, Y NUEVOS ESTABLECIMIENTOS DE MONTEREY

      Mexico: Imprenta de Don Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, calle del Espiritu Santo, 1787. [28],344pp. plus plate and folding map. Small quarto. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine. Vellum ties lacking. Front inner hinge cracked but holding. Some light soiling to fore-edge of first few leaves, minor soiling to rest of text. Very good. First edition, second issue, with "Mar Pacifico" printed on the map (see Wagner). This is also the issue of the text "pro" at the end of the index and with the phrase "a expensas de various bienhechores" preceding the imprint on the titlepage. An outstanding book on early California. Cowan, in the 1914 edition of his bibliography, calls this "the most famous and the most extensive of the early works that relate to Upper California." Palou was a disciple of Father Junipero Serra for many years, and his work is still the principal source for the life of the venerable founder of the California missions. "The letters from Father Serra to Father Palou [provide] interesting details on the various Indian tribes and their manners and customs, together with descriptions of the country....This work has been called the most noted of all books relating to California" - Hill. "Both a splendid discourse on the California missions, their foundation and management, and an intimate and sympathetic biography of the little father-present. Better, by long odds, than the bulk of lives of holy men, written by holy men" - LIBROS CALIFORNIANOS. "[The map] is of interest here because it seems to be the first on which a boundary line was drawn between Lower and Upper California" - Wheat. The map shows the locations of nine missions (of an ultimate total of twenty-one) as well as the presidios at San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco. The plate is an allegorical portrait of Serra ministering to Indians. BARRETT 1946. COWAN, p.472. COWAN (1914 ed), pp.171-72. HILL 1289. GRAFF 3179. HOWES P56, "c." LC, CALIFORNIA CENTENNIAL 34. LIBROS CALIFORNIANOS, pp.24, 67. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 208. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 168. WEBER, p.77. ZAMORANO 80, 59.

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        THE LONDON ART OF COOKERY and housekeeper's complete assistant. inscribed copy

      London for J Scatcherd 1787 - Fourth edition 8vo. Contemporary boards. Later lighter coloured spine and title label. Frontis portrait plate. Title page, Contents and preface. 12 plates. Text [1]-448 16pp adverts . Some bumping to board extremities. Inner hinges have white paper strengthening strips . Some foxing and browning but text generally v good . Appears signed by author to last page preface (does not appear printed though unusual place for a signature) . As noted by other calatloguers much of this work is a plagarism from the well known books of Hannah Glasse and Elizabeth Raffald.John Farley (1755/6 - 1827) was the principal cook at the famous London Tavern in Bishopsgate, which had been rebuilt by William Jupp and William Newton following its destruction by fire in 1765. It was renowned for the excellent meals provided in its dining-room, which could accommodate 355 people. The East India Company used to give its dinners there. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Derrotero de las costas de España en el Mediterráneo y su correspondiente de Africa para inteligencia y uso de las cartas esféricas presentadas al Rey Nuestro Sepor por el Excmo. Sr. Baylio Fr .

      Imprenta de la viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía, Madrid 1787 - Encuadernado con: Descripciones de las Islas Pithiusas y Baleares varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph note signed; "Uhland," June 25, 1849

      -. Folded twice, few smudges and faint spots.. Single leaf, approx. 6-1/2 X 3-1/2 in. written on one side; ink notation in another hand on the other side. Note on which Uhland orders a volume of "Geistliche Lieder" from a bookseller in Nördlingen. Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862) set aside his early poetical inclinations to pursue a career in liberal politics and scholarship. A member of the Frankfurter Nationalversammlung following the revolutions of 1848, he would become a professor at Tübingen, where he helped establish the field of modern German literary studies.

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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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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTIVITY OF ELIZABETH HANSON, LATE OF KACHECKY IN NEW ENGLAND: Who, with Four of Her Children, and Servant-maid, was taken Captive by the Indians, and Carried into Canada.

      London: James Phillips, 1787. 28 pages of text. Rebound in brown cloth with gilt title on spine; minimal shelfwear. The page edges are slightly trimmed. Small hole with an old repair in margin of title page. Minor foxing. Howes H171; Field 646; Ayer 29; Sabin 30265. The text is based on conversations with Mrs. Hanson, Stated: New Edition. . New Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        REUE SAMMLUNG DER BESTEN UND NEUESTEN REISEBESCHREIBUNGEN IN EINEM AUSFUHRLICHEN AUSZUGE

      BERLIN: AUGUST MYLIUS, 1787. RILEGATO. BUONO. 13 20. USATO

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        Lehrbegriff der Wundarzneykunst, 3.Theil: Kopfband.

      - Leipzig, in der Weidmannschen Buchhandlung, 1787, 8°, XII, 620 pp., mit 14 gefalt. Kupfertafeln mit 187 Figuren, Pappband der Zeit; minimal fleckig; feines Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe! Chirurgie vor 200 Jahren - Der seltene Kopf-Band, welcher den dritten und vierten Band des Originals in sich faßt, enthält die grundlegende Kapiteln zur Neurochirurgie, Augenheilkunde, Zahnheilkunde und Otologie: Von den Krankheiten des Gehirns, welche Folgen äußerlicher Verletzung sind (pp.1-140); Von den Augenkrankheiten (pp.141-433); Von den Krankheiten der Nase und des Schlundes (pp.434-484); Von den Krankheiten der Lippen (pp.485-503); Von den Krankheiten des Mundes (pp.504-593); Von den Krankheiten der Ohren und an selbigen vorfallenden Operationen (pp.594-605); Vom schiefen Halse (pp.606-608); Von den Krankheiten der Brustwarzen (pp.609-610); Von künstlichen Geschwüren (pp.611-615); Von der Eimimpfung der Blattern (pp.616-618). Das "System of Surgery" wurde das "beliebteste Handbuch seiner Zeit" (Hirsch), weil es die Anschauungen von Benjamin Bell (1749-1806) über die Chirurgie in klarer und verständlicher Weise wiedergibt. Es wurde ebenfalls ins Französische, Italienische und Spanische übersetzt. Die Klarheit und Genauigkeit, mit denen der Text geschrieben wurde, lieferten ein Musterbeispiel für die chirurgischen Arbeiten des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Chir. Bibl. 9, pp.295-352. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la maladie de la face, nommée le tic douloureux avec quelques réflexions sur le raptus caninus de Coelius Aurelianus.

      Paris, Th. Barrois, 1787, in 12, de XXXII-207pp., pl. basane marbrée époque, dos lisse orné, bon exemplaire. Peu commun. Edition originale d'une des première publications de ce médecin diplômé de l'Université de Toulouse, puis installé à Castres. Ce fut un habille observateur, souvent récompensé pour ses publications savantes. Historiquement on trouve des mentions occasionnelles de "douleur intermittente de la face" chez Hippocrate. Caelius Aurelianus a reconnu un syndrome du nerf facial et a essayé de le différencier du "tic non douloureux" ou "raptus caninus". Toutefois la névralgie du trijumeau n'a commencé à être décrite qu'à partir du XVIIème siècle, mais sans avis causal, et souvent confondue avec d'autres troubles neurologiques de la face. ¶ Dezeimeris III. p.764

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        An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North West of the River Ohio," [in] The American Museum (August, 1787)

      Mathew Carey], [Philadelphia 1787 - First edition. Volume 2, Number 2: August, 1787. Octavo. Stitched single issue without the title page: [107] - 207, [1]pp. Scattered foxing, very good. Contains one of the earliest printings of The Northwest Ordinance, also known as the Ordinance of 1787, one of the most important legislative acts of the Continental Congress. It established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that the newly created states would be equal to the original 13 states. Massachusetts representative Nathan Dane helped draft the Ordinance and introduced an amendment at the last minute (Article 6) prohibiting slavery in the new territories. Also included in this issue is the "Essay on the Consequences of Emitting Paper-Money," by North Carolina representative Hugh Williamson, and, "An Enquiry into the effects of Public Punishments upon Criminals, and upon Society," by Benjamin Rush. An important, scarce early issue of America's first important literary and political magazine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, Northwest of the River Ohio. [in] Supplement to the First Volume of the Columbian Magazine.

      Seddon, Spotswood, Cist and Trengmard. UNBOUND. Philadelphia, 1787. 8vo, removed from larger volume, [2], 839-884 pp. An important law passed by the Confederation Congress on July 13, 1787, creating the Northwest Territory. A landmark law, creating the first Northwest Territory in the area surrounding the Great Lakes and setting a precedent for westward expansion based on the admission of new states rather than the expansion of existing states. A bright example with one tiny marginal tear to title page, very good condition overall. . Very Good. 1787. First Edition.

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        Oedipe a Colone Opéra en trois Actes... Prix 36 [Livres]. [Full score]

      Paris: Imbault [PN 100], 1787. First Edition, later issue. RISM A/I/7 S 199. BUC p. 912.First performed at Versailles on January 4, 1786, Oedipe a Colonne was Sacchini's last completed opera, produced posthumously and widely acclaimed by contemporaries and historians alike. "Indeed, the many choruses and scenes of spectacle in his last operas not only show the strong influence of Gluck but also point the way to the grand opera of Spontini. Dardanus and Oedipe emerge as true lyric dramas from which all unnecessary ritornellos and airs have been shorn... With his masterpiece, Oedipe, Sacchini admirably achieved a synthesis of Italian melodic style and Gluckian principles within a French dramatic framework." TNG Vol. 16 p. 372."The son of a Paris piano maker, [Zimmermann] entered the Conservatoire in 1798 to study piano with Boieldieu and harmony with J.-B. Rey and then Catel. In 1800 he won a premier prix for piano (over Kalkbrenner) and in 1802 a premier prix in harmony; later he studied composition with Cherubini. From 1811 he assisted in teaching the piano at the Conservatoire and in 1816 was appointed professor. In 1821 he was selected to succeed A.-F. Eler as professor of counterpoint and fugue, but decided to teach the piano only and the vacant post went to Fétis. He was one of the most influential French keyboard teachers of his time; his pupils included Franck, Alkan, Louis Lacombe, Ambroise Thomas, Bizet and A.-F. Marmontel (who succeeded him in 1848). He also taught Gounod (who became his son-in-law). He retired early from public performance in order to devote himself to teaching and composition. His Encyclopédie du pianiste (1840) was intended to train the pianist both as executant and composer. He was a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur." Fréderic Robert in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with large rectangular dark red morocco label gilt to upper with text within decorative borders gilt: "Au Nom de la Républiq. Frse. Premier Prix de Piano Decerné au Cen. Joseph Zimmermann Eléve au Conservre. de Musiqe. An 9." and dark red title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in French.A presentation copy to the noted French pianist, teacher, and composer Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann (1785-1853).Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; spine torn and partially detached. Slightly worn and soiled; light to moderate foxing; small binder's holes to upper inner margins; tear to lower portion of pp. 193-194 somewhat crudely repaired; minor loss to lower outer corner of p. 199, slightly affecting music.

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        \"Fire - Water - Air - Earth\". Allegorien auf die Vier Elemente.

       4 Kupferstiche im Oval von Giuseppe dall` Acqua di Cristoforo nach W. Hamilton, dat. 1787, 20 x 10 cm (Darstellung); 36 x 26 (Blattgröße). Thieme-Becker Bd. I, S. 53. - Die Vier Elemente dargestellt durch antike Göttinnen: Hera am Feueraltar; Amphitrite im Muschelwagen; Hestia mit dem Adler; Flora mit dem Füllhorn. - Im sehr breiten Rand gering fleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Allegorie, Mythologie

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        Oedipe a Colone Opéra en trois Actes... Prix 36 [Livres]. [Full score]

      Paris: Imbault [PN 100], [ca. 1787]. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with large rectangular dark red morocco label gilt to upper with text within decorative borders gilt: "Au Nom de la Républiq. Frse. Premier Prix de Piano Decerné au Cen. Joseph Zimmermann Eléve au Conservre. de Musiqe. An 9." and dark red title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in French. A presentation copy to the noted French pianist, teacher, and composer Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann (1785-1853). Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; spine torn and partially detached. Slightly worn and soiled; light to moderate foxing; small binder's holes to upper inner margins; tear to lower portion of pp. 193-194 somewhat crudely repaired; minor loss to lower outer corner of p. 199, slightly affecting music. First Edition, later issue. RISM A/I/7 S 199. BUC p. 912. First performed at Versailles on January 4, 1786, Oedipe a Colonne was Sacchini's last completed opera, produced posthumously and widely acclaimed by contemporaries and historians alike. "Indeed, the many choruses and scenes of spectacle in his last operas not only show the strong influence of Gluck but also point the way to the grand opera of Spontini. Dardanus and Oedipe emerge as true lyric dramas from which all unnecessary ritornellos and airs have been shorn... With his masterpiece, Oedipe, Sacchini admirably achieved a synthesis of Italian melodic style and Gluckian principles within a French dramatic framework." TNG Vol. 16 p. 372. "The son of a Paris piano maker, [Zimmermann] entered the Conservatoire in 1798 to study piano with Boieldieu and harmony with J.-B. Rey and then Catel. In 1800 he won a premier prix for piano (over Kalkbrenner) and in 1802 a premier prix in harmony; later he studied composition with Cherubini. From 1811 he assisted in teaching the piano at the Conservatoire and in 1816 was appointed professor. In 1821 he was selected to succeed A.-F. Eler as professor of counterpoint and fugue, but decided to teach the piano only and the vacant post went to Fétis. He was one of the most influential French keyboard teachers of his time; his pupils included Franck, Alkan, Louis Lacombe, Ambroise Thomas, Bizet and A.-F. Marmontel (who succeeded him in 1848). He also taught Gounod (who became his son-in-law). He retired early from public performance in order to devote himself to teaching and composition. His Encyclopédie du pianiste (1840) was intended to train the pianist both as executant and composer. He was a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur." Fréderic Robert in Grove Music Online.

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        Oedipe a Colone Opéra en trois Actes. Prix 36 [Livres]. [Full score]

      Imbault [PN 100], Paris 1787 - Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with large rectangular dark red morocco label gilt to upper with text within decorative borders gilt: "Au Nom de la Républiq. Frse. Premier Prix de Piano Decerné au Cen. Joseph Zimmermann Eléve au Conservre. de Musiqe. An 9." and dark red title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in French.A presentation copy to the noted French pianist, teacher, and composer Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann (1785-1853).Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; spine torn and partially detached. Slightly worn and soiled; light to moderate foxing; small binder's holes to upper inner margins; tear to lower portion of pp. 193-194 somewhat crudely repaired; minor loss to lower outer corner of p. 199, slightly affecting music. First Edition, later issue. RISM A/I/7 S 199. BUC p. 912.First performed at Versailles on January 4, 1786, Oedipe a Colonne was Sacchini's last completed opera, produced posthumously and widely acclaimed by contemporaries and historians alike. "Indeed, the many choruses and scenes of spectacle in his last operas not only show the strong influence of Gluck but also point the way to the grand opera of Spontini. Dardanus and Oedipe emerge as true lyric dramas from which all unnecessary ritornellos and airs have been shorn. With his masterpiece, Oedipe, Sacchini admirably achieved a synthesis of Italian melodic style and Gluckian principles within a French dramatic framework." TNG Vol. 16 p. 372."The son of a Paris piano maker, [Zimmermann] entered the Conservatoire in 1798 to study piano with Boieldieu and harmony with J.-B. Rey and then Catel. In 1800 he won a premier prix for piano (over Kalkbrenner) and in 1802 a premier prix in harmony; later he studied composition with Cherubini. From 1811 he assisted in teaching the piano at the Conservatoire and in 1816 was appointed professor. In 1821 he was selected to succeed A.-F. Eler as professor of counterpoint and fugue, but decided to teach the piano only and the vacant post went to Fétis. He was one of the most influential French keyboard teachers of his time; his pupils included Franck, Alkan, Louis Lacombe, Ambroise Thomas, Bizet and A.-F. Marmontel (who succeeded him in 1848). He also taught Gounod (who became his son-in-law). He retired early from public performance in order to devote himself to teaching and composition. His Encyclopédie du pianiste (1840) was intended to train the pianist both as executant and composer. He was a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur." Fréderic Robert in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über Hernhut, und andere Orte der Oberlausi(t)z.

      Wintertur, Henrich Steiner und Comp. 1787. (16) 184 p. Contemporary light blue Wrappers, 8° (A single wormhole in the text until page 159, because of this a few letters of the preface are lost. First edition of this rare description of the village Hernhut and its surroundings by Christian Gottlieb Schmidt, 1755-1827. The work contains 14 letters by Schmidt and provides a detailed description of the origins of the 'Hernhutter Brüdergemeine'.).

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        Oedipe a Colone Opéra en trois Actes... Prix 36 [Livres]. [Full score]

      Paris: Imbault [PN 100], 1787. First Edition, later issue. RISM A/I/7 S 199. BUC p. 912. First performed at Versailles on January 4, 1786, Oedipe a Colonne was Sacchini's last completed opera, produced posthumously and widely acclaimed by contemporaries and historians alike. "Indeed, the many choruses and scenes of spectacle in his last operas not only show the strong influence of Gluck but also point the way to the grand opera of Spontini. Dardanus and Oedipe emerge as true lyric dramas from which all unnecessary ritornellos and airs have been shorn... With his masterpiece, Oedipe, Sacchini admirably achieved a synthesis of Italian melodic style and Gluckian principles within a French dramatic framework." TNG Vol. 16 p. 372. "The son of a Paris piano maker, [Zimmermann] entered the Conservatoire in 1798 to study piano with Boieldieu and harmony with J.-B. Rey and then Catel. In 1800 he won a premier prix for piano (over Kalkbrenner) and in 1802 a premier prix in harmony; later he studied composition with Cherubini. From 1811 he assisted in teaching the piano at the Conservatoire and in 1816 was appointed professor. In 1821 he was selected to succeed A.-F. Eler as professor of counterpoint and fugue, but decided to teach the piano only and the vacant post went to Fétis. He was one of the most influential French keyboard teachers of his time; his pupils included Franck, Alkan, Louis Lacombe, Ambroise Thomas, Bizet and A.-F. Marmontel (who succeeded him in 1848). He also taught Gounod (who became his son-in-law). He retired early from public performance in order to devote himself to teaching and composition. His Encyclopédie du pianiste (1840) was intended to train the pianist both as executant and composer. He was a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur." Fréderic Robert in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with large rectangular dark red morocco label gilt to upper with text within decorative borders gilt: "Au Nom de la Républiq. Frse. Premier Prix de Piano Decerné au Cen. Joseph Zimmermann Eléve au Conservre. de Musiqe. An 9." and dark red title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in French. A presentation copy to the noted French pianist, teacher, and composer Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann (1785-1853). Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; spine torn and partially detached. Slightly worn and soiled; light to moderate foxing; small binder's holes to upper inner margins; tear to lower portion of pp. 193-194 somewhat crudely repaired; minor loss to lower outer corner of p. 199, slightly affecting music.

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        An Account of all the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the different Counties of England and Wales, held by Lease from the Crown. As contained in the Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire, into the State and Condition of the Royal Forests, Woods, and Land Revenues; With the Names of the Lessees, Dates and Terms of their Leases, Real Value, Fines, &c. To which is added, an Appendix, never before printed.

      London, printed by Stafford and Davenport, for S. Hooper; and Messrs. Robinsons, 1787. Oblong large folio. Contemporary dull tree calf, spine ornamented in gilt and with gilt stamped lettering-piece CROWN ESTATE, boards with gilt-ruled fillets, marbled endpapers, expertly re-backed with original backstrip; pp. [iv], 76, [14]; apart from very light spotting, a very clean and attractive copy; contemporary engraved armorial bookplate, ownership inscription, dated 1797, on verso of front fly-leaf. This is a directory of the Crown Estate, with tennants' names, descriptions of the properties and rent increases, with Middlesex (Greater London) taking up - naturally - the largest section, from page 21 to 58. Particularly fascinating are the descriptions of properties in Central London. Sotherans' location is described as follows: Jane Visc. Dowager Gallway had a fifteen and a half year lease of properties with a 'yearly value per latest survey of £90'. They are 'five messuages on the West Side of Swallow Street, and Two Messuages on the North Side of Piccadilly' (p. 50). - Very rare. Provenance: Viscount Strathallan, Stobhall, Perthshire.

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        Tikun Sofrim. [Pentateuch].

      London Lion Soesmans 1787 - First edition. Five volumes; octavo (19.5 x 13 cm). Two title pages - Hebrew and English to each volume. Hebrew title pages engraved; some pages slightly stained. Recent calf backed marble boards with old labels. First edition of Levi's pentateuch, which came to be the best known bible translation by a Jew of its time. (Published together with a sixth volume of the Five Scrolls - see stock no. 95388. Roth lists this edition as a five volume only). This Pentateuch contains the Haftarot, series of selections from the books of Prophets of the Hebrew Bible that are publicly read in synagogue as part of the Jewish religious practice, following the Torah reading on Saturdays, Jewish festivals and fast days. Hebrew text and English translation printed on facing pages, English text accompanied by explanatory notes. Divisional title pages for the Haftarot. The additional Hebrew title page of each volume engraved by Solomon Polack, showing Jews praying and celebrating in a synagogue. David Levi (1740-1801), the translator of this edition was in fact an erudite Whitechapel cobbler and one of the most remarkable characters of 18th century English Jewry. He was born in London and after failing to make a living as shoemaker, went to the other extreme and became a hatter, meanwhile continuing his studies at the Great Synagogue of London. In 1783 he produced, for the enlightenment of the Gentile world, a succinct account of the Rites and Ceremonies of the Jews, in which their religious principles and tenets are explained. From that date onwards, he was constantly engaged in literary work, in the intervals of trying to earn his livelihood. He produced grammars, dictionaries, apologetics, pamphlets and polemics. For years on end he was a one-man Anti-Defamation Committee, always prepared to fight with his quill whenever the good name of Jews or Judaism was impugned. In addition, he produced a series of liturgical and other translations, considered to be superior to A. Alexander's. Alexander, who was a well known and established rival London-Jewish publisher, saw in Levi an imitator. Vinograd, London 116; Roth B8:29. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Autografo) Bellissima lettera del Cardinale Onesti Braschi. Roma, 1787

      (Autografo) Bellissima lettera del Cardinale Onesti Braschi. Roma, 1787. In-4°, 4 pp., 9 righe di testo con data e firma. In perfetto stato di conservazione. Romoaldo (o Romualdo) Braschi-Onesti (Cesena, 19 luglio 1753 - Roma, 30 aprile 1817) è stato un cardinale italiano. Nacque a Cesena il 19 luglio 1753, figlio del conte Girolamo Onesti, marchese di baldacchino, e di Giulia Braschi, sorella del cardinale Giovanni Braschi, futuro papa Pio VI. Dopo aver compiuto i primi studi a Ravenna presso il Collegio dei Nobili, venne chiamato a Roma nel maggio del 1778 dallo zio cardinale che nel frattempo era divenuto pontefice. Nello stesso anno, grazie al patrocinio del potente parente, venne avviato alla carriera ecclesiastica e nominato delegato apostolico in Francia, con l'incarico di consegnare la berretta cardinalizia ai neocardinali francesi Rochefoucauld e Rohan. In quell'occasione, stimandolo per la sua professionalità e per il suo ruolo di nipote del pontefice (quindi in vista di future e amichevoli relazioni con lo Stato Pontificio), Luigi XVI gli assegnò l'abbazia di Chaage nella diocesi di Meaux, con annessa una rendita annuale di 5.000 scudi. Dopo essere rientrato a Roma, il 5 settembre 1779, Braschi-Onesti venne premiato dallo zio per la buona riuscita della missione con la nomina a referendario del Supremo tribunale della Segnatura apostolica e nel 1780 venne nominato maggiordomo e prefetto dei sacri palazzi, carica con la quale diresse il fastoso matrimonio del fratello Luigi che venne celebrato dallo zio nella Cappella Sistina proprio nell'anno successivo. Nel 1782, in occasione del viaggio di Pio VI a Vienna, egli ricevette in consegna il testamento di suo zio e nel 1784 venne nominato Gran Priore dell'Ordine di Malta a Roma, ottenendo la decorazione di gran croce dell'Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro dal re di Sardegna Vittorio Amedeo III di Savoia. Uff. 4 pacc.

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        Nebeskych Budicek.

      Tuchlovice [Bohemia]. 1787 - An attractive Bohemian daily prayer book, evidently made for a girl, with simple illumination depicting the Virgin and Child, the Crucifixion and St John in the wilderness. The format and decoration are of a type familiar in Southern Germany at this date, but Bohemian examples are less common. 8vo (150 × 90 mm), pp. [98], plus several blanks at rear. 3 full page pen and wash illustrations, title and other ornaments, each page within coloured borders, calligraphic headings. Slightly thumbed. Contemporary black morocco, gilt, upper cover with initials 'J.N.' lower cover with date '1787', green and red pastepaper endpapers. Rubbed, head of spine slightly chipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvel atlas des champignons.[Paris], Bordas, 1956-1967. 4 volumes. 4to. With 316 numbered chromolithographed plates after Chenantais and lithographed by Mourlot, 39 full-page black and white illustrations, and 68 illustrations in the text. Publisher's original cloth (each volume a different colour), in the chromolithographed green dust jackets.

      - Volbracht, MykoLibri 1787. Complete set of the first edition of a beautifully and extensively illustrated standard work on mushrooms of the notable French mycologist Henri Romagnesi (1912-1999). In later editions the chromolithographed plates would be replace by cheaper colour prints.With the bookplate of the Danish mycologist Niels Fabritius Buchwald (1898-1986). Only some minor wear along the edges of the wrappers, otherwise the set is in very good condition.

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        Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      8vo., with the half-title. 3rd [1st London] edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan et al. Some slight foxing to the first few leaves, expertly repaired closed tear to the fore-edge of I4. Contemporary half calf and marbled baords, smooth spine, ruled in gilt and without a label (edges a little rubbed and boards faded). Paper otherwise clean and crisp, a good copy.

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

      8vo. London: A. Strahan; T. Cadell; W. Creech, 1787. 8vo, x, [1], 14-372 pp. Lacking xi-xlviii (A6-8, a-b8, list of subscribers). Recent full calf with gilt backstrip by Period Binders of Bath. Preliminaries a little stained, portrait frontis. chipped, occasional closed tears, scattered foxing and pencilled translations. Original front endpaper laid onto new board with signatures of â€

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        Het eiland Balie en de Balienezen.Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1848. 8vo. With lithographed title-page and a folding lithographed map of the island Bali. Contemporary dark green half cloth.

      - Tiele, Bibl. 646; for the author: NNBW VIII, cols. 1014-1016. First and only edition of a description of the Indonesian island Bali and its people by Ulrich Gerard Lauts (1787-1865), a professor at the Royal Maritime Institute at Medemblik in the Netherlands. Without ever having set foot in the Dutch East Indies he wrote this book on Bali, which contains a general description of the island, its political system, the status of women, slavery, trade, customs (including the smoking of opium), religion, etc., and describes the relation with the Dutch from their first arrival in 1597 till 1848. The account was written when the Dutch were encountering difficulties with the virtually still independent local Balinese princes and rajahs.The three supplements contain details on the trade and shipping between Java and Bali in the years 1837-1846, a manifest for the Rajah of Beliling, a description of the state of the Dutch colonial army on Bali in 1846 and an official account of the expedition to Bali in 1848. Witha faint catalogue number and a library stamp. Browned throughout, with some spots, some wormholes throughout with loss of a few letters, two marginal tears along the folds of the map. Binding rubbed along the extremities. A fair copy.

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        Rare Manuscript Document of Vellum Detailing the Complexities of a Purchase of a Feudal Land ('domaine directe') in South France.

      Castelnaudary, 14 August 1787., 1787. An extensive manuscript document detailing the complexities of a purchase of a feudal land ('domaine directe') in South France, made by French noble Bernard Dolmières, Seigneur de Lastourzeilles [Lord of Touzeilles], specifically outlining claims for the distribution of proceeds from the sale, and monies owing from the seller's vassals based on existing contracts, many of the parties involved also being Lords, or upperclass gentry and wealthy merchants. The land in question was a manorial estate "Domaine de La Salle" and the particulars were decided upon by a juge-mage of the seignorial court (senechaussee and presidial court) of Lauraguais, situated in the town of Castelnaudary. Includes a list of twenty-two persons implicated in this transaction, including claimants. Qto. 228 pages in manuscript, written recto and verso onto vellum leafs. All text is in French. Docketed on 2 September 1787. Detailed inscription with list of names, signed and dated in the original by a Mr. Crouzet, scribe or secretary to Lord Dolmières, on 7 September 1787. Manuscript annotations "1e Cayér", "2e Cayér," numbered 1 to 19, made in a different ink, may be referring to the "Cayer/Cahier de doléances des sénéchaussées" (a book of grievances and requests which was made by the people prior to a General Assembly of nobles and for their consideration). Features 57 revenue stamps from the Toulouse office, stamped throughout at upper center of some leafs. Solid early nineteenth century binding, ivory paper over thick boards. Volume measures approximately 21 x 29 x 3 cm. Minor wear to spine, occasional age-toning to vellum, otherwise in very good condition, clean and bright. Bernard Dolmières (born 1741) was Lord of Lastouzeilles and Montferrand; he is also connected to the Château de Las Touzeilles, in Palleville, situated some twenty-five kilometers from Castelnaudary, and some twenty-eight kilometers from Montferrand. In the archives of Aude which mentions the former county called Lauraguais, he is listed as an attendee of a General Assembly in 1788 and described as "Messire Bernard Dolmières de Las Touzeilles, chevalier, habitant de Castelnaudary, possesseur de directes, fiefs, et biens nobles dans les juridictions de Montferrand, Labastide-d'Anjou et Avignonet." A man of great wealth, with substantial earnings from peasant tenants on his lands, this document pertains to the "Domaine de La Salle" suggesting that he also held a feudal estate in Lasalle, which is now in the Gard department in southern France. Upon the announcement in 1789 that feudal privileges of the nobles were abolished, in particular monetary dues paid by a peasant to the lord, such as the "banalités" of manorialism, Dolmières wrote to the governing body of the Commune if Montferrand to declare a renunciation of his title of Lorship. Dolmières was present at the General Assembly for the three levels of nobles of the Seneschal of Castelnandary, held on 28 February 1789, and surely the one 4 on August 1789 when the changes were announced. From the final era of the Ancien Régime, during the reign of Louis XVI (Restorer of French Liberty and the last King of France), survives this uncommon manorial document which illuminates the feudal rights and judicial system of nobles in South France, still in effect at the dawn of the French Revolution, in this case pertaining to a Lord who was also significant in a religious order and subsequently oppressed seven years later by the Reign of Terror. The purpose of the document is revealed in the two final pages of the volume, the writer stating that, at the behest of Lord Dolmières of Las Touzeilles, following his Lordship's purchase of a domain or fiefdom, "Domaine de La Salle" all parties having made a financial claim had been notified of the court ruling. All names, titles and/or trades, are produced: twenty-two persons, mostly nobles and upperclass civilians. The manuscript appears to be a direct transcript from the seigneurial court document, and contains each of the verdicts with supporting details. Some fascinating and historically significant individuals were involved in this transaction, including a king's royal knight, a jeweller, a known juge-mage, other nobles, and wealthy widows, the lot still to be investigated in ancient records. We find several mentions of François Carrau, for example, which is also a family connected to nobility. Other surnames found herein include Carut, Galabert, and Vaissette. Economic feudalism, seigneurial justice, nobles' financial rights, and the proceedings of the hierarchal court system of ancient France are illustrated firsthand in this surviving manuscript, which, unknown to the participants at the time, also marks the end of the era of such extreme privileges and absolutism.. Manuscript.

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        Descrizione della fortezza, e città di Belgrado.

      Incisione in rame su carta vergata, mm 540x410 (incisione) su foglio completo di testo di mm 680x460. (datata a penna 1788 con aggiunta di un anno).Assai rara pubblicazione d'occasione, stampata a causa di un rinnovato interesse per le sorti della città in Europa. Cita la didascalia alla fine di un breve riassunto della storia di Belgrado in basso "...Per convenzione poi nell'anno 1739, ritornò sotto il Dominio del Gran Signore; ma attualmente è in procinto di essere assediata dagl'eserciti di Sua Maestà Cesarea Giuseppe II ". La città venne infatti assediata nel 1789 dagli austriaci nell'ambito della guerra austro-ottomana del 1787. Nel 1791 al termine della guerra, tornò agli Ottomani. La stampa è divisa in tre parti : in alto una veduta prospettica dal titolo " Prospetto della fortezza e parte della città di Belgrado", in mezzo una pianta della stessa titolata " Pianta della città fortezza e nuove fortificazioni di Belgrado ", in basso una veduta della città nella parte difesa dai fiumi,difesa naturalmente chiamata " Prospetto della città e fortezza di Belgrado dalla parte de' fiumi Danubio e Sawa ". Ogni parte ha una sua legenda in basso di 8, 12 e 12 rimandi.Buon esemplare con discreti margini, qualche piega e piccolo restauro, particolarmente in basso nel testo, alcune lettere a sinistra non leggibili, altre leggermente ritoccate. Copper engraving, mm 540x410 (engraving) on a complete sheet with text of mm 680x460. Scarce publication printed just before the Austrian attack to Beograd in 1789. The print is divide in three parts called " Prospetto della fortezza e parte della città di Belgrado", " Pianta della città fortezza e nuove fortificazioni di Belgrado ", and " Prospetto della città e fortezza di Belgrado dalla parte de' fiumi Danubio e Sawa ". each part with a legend at bottom. Good example with minor restorations and damages, some letter in bottom left corner redrawn

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