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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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        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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        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]

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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).

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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]

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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]

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      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.

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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]

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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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        Proceso criminal, fulminado contra el Rmo. P. M. Fray Froylan Diaz, de la sagrada religion de predicadores, confesor del rey N. S. D. Carlos II. Y electo obispo de Avila: Que tuvo principio en el año pasado de 1698. y se concluyó en el de 1704. con Relación historica del estado de esta Monarquia y su Gobierno + Criticos Documentos que sirven como de segunda parte al proceso criminal. + Apendice al proceso criminal. 3 vols. in one (Complete)

      Don Blas Román; Don Antonio Espinosa (Criticos Documentos); D. Joseph Doblado (Apendice) 1787-1788, Madrid - 16mo. 230, [2], 277, [1], [4], 146pp. Original full calf with gold lettering on spine. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Fascinating work on the trial of Dominican Froilan de Llanos, who was the official confessor of Charles II of Spain. Fray Froylan Diaz de Llanos was convinced that the king's poor health was a result of a spell cast on him. In 1698-1699, under the Head Inquisitor, Juan Tomas de Rocaberti's supervision, he performed a series of exorcisms over the king, after which he stated that Charles II was indeed under the influence of evil forces, for which various persons from the royal court were responsible, among others Queen Maria Anna of Neuburg. When the queen found out about the accusations against her, Froylan Diaz de Llanos was dismissed from the post of royal confessor and transferred to the diocese of the city of Avila and subsequently arrested by the Tribunal of the Inquisition on charges of heresy. Some age wear on binding with rubbing on spine and along edges. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      bey Rudolph Graffer und Compagnie, Wein [Vienna] 1787 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cabinet of Genius. Containing Frontispieces and Characters adapted to the most Popular Poems &c. with the Poems &c. at large.

      C. Taylor. London 1787 - First edition thus. Small thick square 4to. Each section paginated separately. Each of the 80 engraved sepia portrait plates present, sculpted by Taylor, William Nutter, J. Ogborn and W. Birch using illustrations by Samuel Shelly and Robert Smirke, printed onto stipple engraved antique laid paper. Also contains 10 engraved picturesque landscapes bound at rear. 90 plates in all. Handsomely bound in full contemporary tree calf gilt, bds. sl. rubbed, expertly rebacked with original attractively decorated spine laid down, leather lettering piece, marbled e/ps. Armorial bookplate of Jane Houghton, dated 1807. Pages and plates lightly age browned o/w a very clean and sound copy of this work. It is very unusual to find this volume complete, bound from all the original parts. Over half of the known are defective and we are pleased to be able to present this scarce and unusual item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Orpheus und Euridice eine Oper. [Subtitle]: Clavierauszug der Partitur. herausgegeben von C.F. Cramer

      bey dem Herausgeber und in Hamburg in Commission bey Herrn Hofmann, Kiel 1787 - First Edition. BUC p. 725. RISM N189. A Singspiel in three acts to a libretto by Charlotte Dorothea Biehl after Ranieri de' Calzabigi, Orpheus und Euridice was first performed in Copenhagen at the Royal Opera on January 31, 1786 to a libretto by C.D. Biehl after R. Calzabigi. "In 1785–6 [Naumann] was guest opera composer and conductor in Copenhagen, where he also reformed the Hofkapelle and improved the organization of the court opera. For Copenhagen he composed the tuneful and charming Danish opera Orpheus og Eurydike (1786)."Orpheus was intended to test Naumann’s abilities before King Christian VII offered him an official appointment at the Danish court. The music was praised for its colourful harmonies and sensitive orchestration; Naumann uses Gluckian accompanied recitative throughout, while the choruses and arias range from expressive through-composed scenes to short, perfunctory lied forms. The orchestra consisted of 40 players at the première and included trombones, for which the theatre had to be enlarged. Orpheus remained on the stage in Copenhagen until December 1791, and, in addition to a vocal score in German translation (Hamburg, 1787), excerpts appeared in the catalogues of Dresden publishers until 1800.".He was the most important personality in the music history of Dresden between Hasse and Weber, as well as one of the most esteemed musicians in Europe in the late 18th century and one of the last German composers to study in Italy." Dieter Härtwig and Laurie H. Ongley in Grove online Oblong folio. Early speckled tan paper boards. [i] (title), ii (blank), iii-iv (subscription list), v-x (foreword), xi-xviii (libretto), 112 pp. typeset music. With text in Danish and German. From the collection of the composer's grandson, the composer Karl Ernst Naumann (1832-1910), with his faint signature to title. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; slightly lacking at spine. Some foxing and browning throughout. A very good copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Kingston, Jamaica: Printed by Alexander Aikman, . 1787 - Two volumes bound in one. [2],31,262,[2],[2],15,82pp. [bound with:] AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE LAWS OF JAMAICA, IN MANNER OF AN INDEX. Kingston: Aikman, 1787. [4],29pp. [bound with:] APPENDIX: CONTAINING LAWS RESPECTING SLAVES. Kingston: Aikman, 1787. [4],32,5pp. Large folio. Old calf, rebacked. Internally near fine. [with:] ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA; FROM 1770, TO 1783, INCLUSIVE. Kingston: Printed for James Johnes, Esq. by Lewis and Eberall, 1786. v,31,[3]-424pp. [bound with:] AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE LAWS OF JAMAICA. Kingston: Lewis and Eberall, 1786. [4],40pp. Quarto. Old calf, rebacked. Fine. [with:] ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA, FROM THE YEAR 1784 TO THE YEAR 1788 INCLUSIVE. Kingston: Printed by Alexander Aikman, 1789. xvi,300,iv,[4],23pp. Quarto. Old calf, rebacked. Near fine. All together, an extraordinary collection of 18th-century Jamaican printing, combining six separate imprints (one of them consisting of two volumes) in three bound volumes, all printed between 1786 and 1789 by two different printers in Kingston, Jamaica. The texts retrospectively cover the Acts of the Assembly from its beginning in 1681, up to date with the last printing in 1788. Also included are two separate publications containing abridgements of the various acts, and a further separate publication combining all of the slave statutes in one place. As anyone who has sought them knows well, all 18th-century Caribbean imprints are rare, most extremely so, and these laws are no exception. Furthermore, most Caribbean printing is fairly slight, not substantial volumes such as these. Printing began in Jamaica in 1718. It was the first British colony south of Maryland to have a printing press, and except for several items printed in Havana by a press briefly established there, this was the first press in the Caribbean; however, only a handful of fugitive pieces survive from the 1770s. In that period the economic importance of Jamaica was supplemented by an influx of Loyalists, including the printer, Alexander Aikman, who seems to have invigorated the cultural and publishing life of the colony, while the British government liberalized its colonial policy to avoid a repetition of the problems of the American Revolution. In that climate, these retrospective and current laws of the local colonial government were printed. Of all early Caribbean printing, that of Jamaica is best documented through the early and thorough work of Frank Cundall. His bibliographies illustrate both the rich variety of material printed on Jamaica, and its rarity. Following are the NUC locations and citations of the laws offered herein: ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, 1681-1769. Kingston, 1787. Not in the NUC. CUNDALL, p.52. ABRIDGEMENT OF LAWS. Kingston, 1787. Not in the NUC or Cundall. LAWS RESPECTING SLAVES. Kingston, 1787. Not in the NUC or Cundall. ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, 1770-83. Kingston, 1786. The NUC locates DLC, MH, RPJCB, MChB, NN. CUNDALL, p.52. SABIN 35617. ABRIDGEMENT OF LAWS. Kingston, 1786. The NUC locates NN. Not in Cundall. SABIN 35617. ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, 1784-88. Kingston, 1789. The NUC locates DLC, RPJCB. CUNDALL, p.53. In all, a remarkable assemblage of Caribbean printing.

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        A GENERAL PLAN Of PAROCHIAL And PROVINCIAL POLICE. With Instructions to Overseers and Constables, for Better Regulating Their Respectives Parishes . and Also his Majesty's Proclamation Against Vice, Profaneness, and Immortality, Lord Sydney's Letter to the Several High Sheriffs of England, and the Resolutions of the Quarter Sessions for the County of Surrey, Holden at Guildford, in July 1787.

      Printed for, London: 1787 - Scarce on the market- ABPC reports no copies at auction these past 30+ years. Both text block end leaves a bit dust soiled, otherwise a VG+ copy. Later black half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Marbled edges. Green cloth slipcase. 8vo: a4 b2 B - H8. 8" x 5". 1st edition (Goldsmith 13489). xi, [1 (blank)], 112 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art de soigner facilement la bouche et de conserver les dents . augmenté de l'art de soigner les pieds, par M. Laforest (Relié à la suite de 3 autres ouvrages).

      Paris, Desoer, 1787. - Recueil de 4 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-24 (12 x 8 cm), 80 pp. ; 54 pp. ; 132 pp. ; 144 pp., reliure en demi-basane brune d'époque un peu frottée, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, titre doré sur pièce de titre blonde , coins émoussés, pas de faux-titre au 1er et au 3e texte, quelques rousseurs, un peu court de marge. 1°) SAUCEROTTE (Cit.). De la conservation des enfans pendant la grossesse et de leur éducation physique depuis la naissance jusqu à l'âge de six à huit ans. Paris, Guillaume, Gide, an IV (1796.) Edition originale. Ce texte valut à son auteur le 1er prix à un concours national organisé par le corps législatif. Le but de Saucerotte est de combattre les préjugés et les erreurs populaires. Nicolas Saucerotte (1741-1814) fut chirurgien du roi de Pologne et lithotomiste en chef des duchés de Lorraine et de Bar. 2°) RETZ N. Instructions sur les maladies les plus communes parmi le peuple françois Paris, Cluzel, 1791. Cet ouvrage est un "petit traité des maladies du peuple" à l'attention des personnes bienfaisantes de la campagne. Noël Retz (1758-1810) fut médecin de la marine, puis médecin du Roi servant par quartier. 3°) LEROY (A.). Manuel des goutteux et des rhumatisans. Paris, Panckoucke, an XI (1803). Alphonse Leroy (1742-1816), qui fut professeur à l'Ecole spéciale de médecine, propose ici de nombreux remèdes contre la goutte. 4°) BOURDET (B.). L'Art de soigner facilement la bouche et de conserver les dents augmenté de l'art de soigner les pieds, par M. Laforest. Paris, Desoer, 1787. Ce texte, rare et recherché, est l'oeuvre de Bourdet, "a celebrated dentist and elegant writer, in whom the gifts of literary and scientific culture were coupled with a vast experience and a profound spirit of observation" (Guerini, p. 309). Il s'agit d'un excellent ouvrage d'hygiène bucco-dentaire. Cette édition, la seule sous ce titre, est augmentée d'un opuscule sur l'art de soigner les pieds, oeuvre de Laforest, chirurgien de Paris, membre de l'Académie Royale de chirurgie, successeur de Rousselot au poste de Chirurgien-Pédicure de sa Majesté et de la famille Royale . On y trouve des recettes pour soigner les cors, les engelures et les verrues. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE DE L'ASTRONOMIE INDIENNE ET ORIENTALE. Ouvrage qui peut servir de suite à l'"Histoire de l'Astronomie ancienne".

      1787 - A Paris, Chez Debure l'aîné, 1787. In-quarto (208 X 260) basane fauve racinée, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, coiffes et coupes ornées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, faux-titre, titre, CLXXX [180] pages de "Discours préliminaire", 427 pages, (1) f. blanc. Infimes travaux de vers aux mors et sur le dos, épidermure au second plat. EDITION ORIGINALE de cet « ouvrage estimé [mais qui est] rare » (BRUNET, I, 615). Sa publication fut l'occasion d'une importante correspondance avec VOLTAIRE, à la suite de laquelle Bailly fit paraitre deux ouvrages : "Lettres sur l'origine des sciences" (1777) et "Lettres sur l'Atlantide de Platon" (1779). « Ce traité ne pouvait être fait que par un très habile astronome » (DE LALANDE, Bibliographie Astronomique, pages 601 et 732). (QUERARD, I, 158-59, « Volume qui se joint aux Histoires de l'Astronomie ancienne et moderne, mais on le trouve très rarement »). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, d'une grande fraicheur. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kleine ökonomische und cameralistische Schriften. Erste und zweite Sammlung. 2 in 1. IV, 219; 222 S., 1 Bl. Gr.-8°. Halblederbd d. Z. (etwas berieben, Kapitale geschickt restauriert) mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, Friedrich Christian Pelt, 1787.. . Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Enthält 'Oekonomische Betrachtungen einer Reise nach Dänemark'; "Einige Anmerkungen veranlasset durch eine Schrift unter dem Titel: Breve anaaende den danske Proprietär og Bonde", eine Schrift, die sich mehr noch als der vorangegangene Reisebericht für die Freiheit und Rechte der Bauern einsetzt und in diesem Zusammenhang in aller Schärfe Pressefreiheitt verlangt, in der 2. Sammlung der 'Pragmatische Beytrag zur Geschichte der Korn-Polizey', der im Hinblick auf die in Frankreich und England gemachten Erfahrungen Handelsfreiheit fordert. - Etwas stockfleckig, unbeschnitten. - Humpert 996.

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      London: Published by Prattent, 46 Cloth Fair West Smithfield, & Whitaker, 12 New Street Covent Garden, 1787. A pretty colour-printed stipple depicting Almeida, by the London engraver Thomas Prattent. This delicate image by the London printmaker Thomas Prattent recalls the style of the celebrated engraver John Raphael Smith. Prattent, who had premises in Cloth Fair, made a name for himself as an architectural engraver producing many attractive views of London and the surrounding boroughs. This pretty picture represents a deviation from Prattent's usual images and directly recalls the ornate portraits executed by Smith. Like Smith's images, Prattent's "Almeida" is subtly suggestive. An ornately dressed young woman sits alone in the open countryside. Her fashionable attire makes her appear out of place in her rural environment, and yet her contemplative, serene countenance has an alluring effect. The image is accompanied by two lines of poetry by William Shenstone, commemorating her gracefulness and virtue. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. Colour-printed stipple. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In good condition with the exception of a tear along the bottom right corner. Section of the right platemark has been repaired where it has cracked. Paper has some surface dirt. Image size:.

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      Edition : PARIS, BOUDET, 1787 - Tome II seul de l'ouvrage, concerne la suite de l'Egypte, le Liban et la Palestine - 6 gravures de costumes sur papier bleuté - Demi reliure cuir postérieure, dos lisse, pièces de titres rouges - coins émoussés, dos frotté, fente 2 cm au mors supérieur du deuxième plat - Intérieur très frais 367 pages, relié, in-12, 17 cm. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beauties of Genlis; being a select collection, of the most beautiful tales and other striking extracts, from Adela and Theodore; The tales of the castle; . written by the Countess of Genlis. With copperplates.

      Perth: Printed for the Booksellers by R. Morison & Son MDLXXXVII sic for 1787 - with a portrait frontispiece and one engraved plate, a bit browned, top outer corner of last leaf torn away with loss of page numeral, pp. [ii], [387], 8vo, modern calf, gilt, ownership inscription at head of title, name erased, leaving Fort St. George [by Inverness] and the date 1789, sound First edition of this scarce translation [?by James Morison]. Both plates are engraved by D. Lizars, Edin., and the frontispiece bears the imprint of R. Morison & Son. It seems likely therefore that the book was printed in Perth. The Brazier is in Thomas Holcroft’s translation. (ESTC N15715, BL, G, NLS; Northwestern, UCLA, U Penn, W. Ontario)

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        Diccionario español, Latino, Arabigo. En que siguiendo el diccionario abreviado de la Academia se ponen las correspondencias latinas y árabes, para facilitar el estudio de la lengua arábiga a los misioneros, y a los que viajaren o contratan en Africa y Levante. Tomo I y II.

      - M., Imp. D. Antonio Sancha, 1787, 38 x 28 cm., varias cabeceras grabadas al cobre por Fernando Selma, 2 h. + XXXV + 2 h. + 593 págs. = 552 págs., (Ejemplar sin encuadernar, en gran papel. Estos dos tomos, de los 3 que comprende esta obra, contienen desde la A a la letra O. Es obra muy rara, sólo hemos localizado dos ejemplares en el Catálogo Colectivo de Bibliotecas Españolas, Tomo II algunas manchas de humedad y puntos de oxido en las ultimas paginas y falto de las ultimas páginas) filologia

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        Beating & Trailing for a Hare. L'action de trainer & a batre les buissons pour de lage le Lievre

      Published by Robt. Sayer No 53 Fleet Street, London 1787 - This is a rich impression of this stunning print by Burford after Seymour depicting hare coursing. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman's club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father's collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Sommerset. This wonderful print is part of a series of hunting scenes executed by Burford after Seymour and reissued by Sayer in 1787. As with many sporting prints published by Sayer, he has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some soiling in the margins. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches.

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      W. Angus, Islington 1787 - Oblong Quarto; [129], LXIII pages; Full gilt decorated and gilt ruled morocco binding. Top edges gilt. Engraved title page. Contains 63 very clean engravings with accompanying texts. Previously owned by David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, Bart of Broomhill Tunbridge-Wells, with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. Apparently, Salomons ordered this exquisite binding. From Wikipedia: He studied at University College, London and at Caius College, Cambridge, gaining a B. A. In 1874. In the same year he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple. He went on to produce several scientific works and pamphlets. He was a J. P. , D. L. And Sheriff (1880) of Kent, mayor and alderman of Tunbridge Wells, County Councilor for the Tonbridge division of Kent for 15 years and J. P. For London, Middlesex, Sussex, and Westminster. His home north of Tunbridge Wells, Broomhill, is preserved as the Salomons Museum. It is also a part of Canterbury Christ Church University, and is a centre for postgraduate training, research and consultancy. Salomons was interested in electricity from an early age and when he inherited Broomhill in 1873, he set up large laboratories and workshops where he investigated electromotive force and electric conductors and carried out countless experiments. He took out patents for electric lamps, current meters and various improvements to electrical equipment. The workshops were said to contain some 60,000 tools, which could manufacture anything from a watch to a steam engine and also included a huge electromagnet. One of the new technologies Salomons installed at Broomhill was electric light. He had his own coal-fired generator and could produce enough electricity for 1,000 sixteen candle-power (about 60 watt) light bulbs. Electricity was installed on a small scale at first, in the workshops in 1874, where it was used for an arc light and to drive motors. Domestic electric lighting did not come in until about 1877-1880 when Joseph Swan invented a light bulb that could be used in homes, and Broomhill became one of the first to be lit with electricity. Salomons also developed one of the first electric cooking devices, an electric butter churn and the first electric alarms, all made and installed by Salomons and his staff. In addition to his many other achievements, Salomons developed a lifelong passion for horology and became the leading authority in his lifetime on the work of the famed French maker Abraham-Louis Breguet, who is generally acknowledged as the greatest watchmaker of all time. In 1921 he self-published the first major work on Breguet's life and career, including a detailed review of Breguet's inventions, and a timeline of production, with illustrations of major timepieces from his own collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        darinn alle Städte, Flecken, Herrschaften, Schlösser, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Klöster, Dörfer, wie auch verfallene Schlösser und Städte unter den ehemaligen, und jetzigen Benennungen sammt ihren Merkwürdigkeiten beschrieben werden. Verfasset von Jaroslaus Schaller, a St. Josepho, Priester des Ordens der frommen Schulen, Ehrenmitgliede der königl. preußischen Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin und Halle, und wirklichem Mitgliede der gelehrten Gesellschaft in Jena. 3 Teile in 1 Buch: Siebenther Theil: Saatzer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königliche Stadt Saatz". Achter Theil: Berauner Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Beraun". Neunter Theil: Pilsner Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Pilsen".

      in der von Schönfeldschen Handlung., Prag und Wien, 1787 - 227, 228, 225 Seiten. Jeder Teil mit einem summarischen Inhaltsverzeichnis. Frakturdruck. - Ein Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Freiherrn von Schönau. Mit eingedruckten Widmungen: (7. Teil:) Seiner Gnaden dem Hochwürdigen und Hochgelahrten Herrn Herrn Wenzel Mayer, des herzoglichen Stiftes am Strahow zu Prag, und in Mühlhausen regulirter Chorherren von Prämonstrat Abte, im Königreiche Böhmen infulirtem Prälaten, immerwährendem Ordens-Visitatori, und der meisten Klöster seines Ordens durch Böhmen, Mähren, und Pohlen Patri Abbati. Seiner Hochwürden und Gnaden gnädigstem Herrn widmet in schuldigster Ergebenheit der Verfasser. (8. Teil:) Seiner Hochreichsgräflichen Gnaden, dem Hochgebornen Herrn Herrn Franz Joseph. Sprache: de Marmorierter Halbleinenband mit eleganter Rückenvergoldung und gesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel minimal beschabt. Farbige Familienplakette auf Deckelinnenseite "Freiherr von Schönau"). - Ein erfreulich gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen.

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        Poetical Works. Four volumes bound in one

      Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1787 - 116pp, 20pp notes; vii, 75pp, 6pp notes;xv, 130pp; viii, iii, 47pp. G : in good condition External joint splitting along upper front board. Modern rebind with original backstrip. . Wear to corners and extremities. Prelims foxed. Reinforced inner hinges. Marbled endpapers. Aeg Full leather cover with blind-stamped tooled morocco design [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales.

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

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      - 4 Tomos. Madrid. Imp. Manuel González. 1787-1788. 1ª edic. 21x15 cm. T.I, 1h. + portada+14 h. + 335 * T.II, 1h. + portada+283 págs. * T.III, 1h. + portada+288 págs. * T. IV, 1h.+ portada + 328 págs. plena piel época, nervios, tejuelos, hierros en lomo, cortes pintados, guardas al agua. Tomo I, falto de un trocito de piel en el lomo, papel limpio y buenos márgenes. Ex libris anterior propietario. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The European Magazine, and London Review: Vol.XI. for 1787: containing the first published work by Wordsworth: 'Sonnet, on seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams weep at a Tale of Distress'. Containing the Literature, History, Politics, Arts, Manners & Amusements of the Age.

      J. Sewell,, London: 1787 - iv, (5)- 464, [x], [2] adverts. With 17 of the 18 cuts and facsimiles called for (including the frontis, engraved title, and a foldout), lacking only the View of Albion Mill. This volume contains the issues from January to June. Contents clean and in good order, with slight toning here and there. In the original binding of brown half calf with scuffed and discoloured marbled boards, spine ruled and titled in gilt, and recently refurbished with Japanese tissue. A good copy of rare Wordsworthiana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia della letteratura italiana. Seconda edizione modenese riveduta corretta ed accresciuta dall'Autore.

      presso la Società Tipografica, 1787 - 1793, in Modena, - 9 volumi suddivisi in 16 tomi in-4° (294x210mm), pp. (12), XXIV, 424; XXXII, 521 (3); LVI, 496 (2); XVI, 546 (2); XXII, VIII, 700 (4) (Il V volume è suddiviso in due tomi con numerazione continua); XII; XII, VIII, 1239 (3) (Il VI volume è ripartito in 3 tomi con numerazione continua); XII, VIII, VIII ,VII (1) 1766 (2) (Il VII volume è suddiviso in 4 tomi); VIII, XX, 664 (l'VIII volume si compone di due Tomi); 370 (Indice). Bella legatura uniforme coeva m. pelle con dorsi a nervetti adorni di titolo e tomaison in oro entro doppio tassello, filetti e fregi ornamentali in oro entro scomparti. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato, tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Fregi tipografici istoriati. Qualche normale fioritura e brunitura. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione modenese della maggiore storia delle nostre lettere scritta nel corso del '700, che indusse il De Sanctis a definire Tiraboschi "il Muratori della nostra letteratura". L'opera parte dalla "Letteratura degli Etruschi, e de'popoli della Magna Grecia, e dell'antica Sicilia, e de'Romani fino alla morte d'Augusto" per giungere sino alla produzione letteraria del XVIII secolo. "Questa è veramente la prima opera completa dedicata all'argomento. Per copia, precisione e complessità della materia essa è tuttora utilissima" (Gino Franceschini in Diz. Bompiani d. Opere, VII, p. 87). Il Tiraboschi (Bergamo, 1731-Modena, 1794), erudito e storico prosecutore della grande erudizione muratoriana, Gesuita dal 1746, fu chiamato a Modena nel 1770 con l'incarico di dirigere la Biblioteca Estense, e nella città emiliana rimase per tutta la vita attendendo a studi ancora oggi consultabili con profitto per la sterminata dottrina che vi è profusa e per il rigore del metodo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai d'un art de fusion à l'aide de l'air du feu, ou air vital par Mr. Ehrmann (.). Traduit de l'allemand par M. de Fontallard & revu par l'auteur. Suivi des Mémoires de Mr. Lavoisier, sur le même sujet.

      - Strasbourg, Treuttel et Paris, Cuchet, 1787. In-8, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments garnis d'un fleuron central, filets et roulettes dorés, tranches oranges (pièce de titre renouvelée), xxxii, 366 p., 3 planches dépliantes in fine. Première édition française de l'essai de Ehrmann, traduit par Jean-François de Fontallard, suivi trois mémoires de Lavoisier: 1° De l'action du feu animé par l'air vital sur les substances minérales les plus réfractaires (p. 237-317). 2° Sur l'effet que produit sur les pierres précieuses un degré de feu très violent (p. 318-334). 3° Sur un moyen d'augmenter considérablement l'action du feu et de la chaleur dans les opérations chimiques (pp. 335-349). Ainsi que d'un mémoire de Meusnier de la Place, qui collabora avec Lavoisier à ses études sur la décomposition de l'eau et la fabrication de l'hydrogène : 'Description d'un appareil propre à manœuvrer différentes espèces d'air', illustré d'une planche représentant pour le soufflet hydrostatique de Lavoisier' (oxygen blow-pipe). "French translation by De Fontallard of Ehrmann's Versuch einer Schmelzkunst (.). Three related memoirs by Lavoisier and one by Meusnier are added. The book contains an early description of an oxygen blast lamp and Ehrmann's and Lavoisier's extensive experiments on the effects of high temperatures on a variety of substances" (Cole, n°399). (Duveen & Klickstein, n°241). Quelques petites piqûres. Bon exemplaire, relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Société Royale de Médecine. Années 1782 et 1783. Avec les Mémoires de Médecine et de Physique médicale, pour les mêmes années, tirés des Registres de cette Société.

      - Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1787. In-4, plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (accrocs aux coiffes, importantes épidermures), (4), xij, 300-582 p., planches dont dépliantes. Edition originale qui contient aux pages 569 à 582: "Mémoire sur les altérations qui arrivent à l’air dans plusieurs circonstances où se trouvent les hommes réunis en Société. Par M. de Lavoisier. Lu le 15 février 1785". Le texte de ce mémoire subira quelques changements dans ses rééditions postérieures, jusque dans l’édition des 'Oeuvres'. (Duveen & Klickstein, n°79). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elémens de médecine-pratique de M. Cullen. Traduits de l'anglois sur la quatrième et dernière édition avec des notes, dans lesquelles on a refondu la nosologie du même auteur, décrit les différentes espèces de maladies, et ajouté un grand nombre d'observations qui peuvent donner une idée des progrès que la médecine a faits de nos jours ; par M. Bosquillon

      Paris, chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, Méquignon l¿aîné, 1785-1787. - 2 vol. in-8 ; (4), LXVIII, 467 pp. et 784 pp., demi-veau glacé de l¿époque, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées, très bel exemplaire d¿une grande fraîcheur. L¿édition originale a paru à Londres en 1777 sous le titre « First lines of the practice of physic ». Cullen introduit dans la terminologie médicale le terme de neurose, qui regroupe toutes les affections du sentiment ou du mouvement, sans fièvre primitive ou sans affection locale des organes (T.2, p. 185). Sa division des névroses en quatre ordres inspira Pinel. Il prône l¿usage de la camisole (chemise étroite) pour contenir les fous furieux. Par ailleurs, il expose sa conception du diabète, en distinguant le diabète sucré et le diabète insipide. Il isole de la goutte le rhumatisme, subdivisé en rhumatisme aigu et chronique. William Cullen (1710-1790), né à Hamilton (Royaume Uni), devint médecin à Glasgow, où il obtint la chaire de médecine. Il devint ensuite professeur de chimie à Edimbourg, et enfin professeur de médecine clinique à l¿Infirmerie Royale. Il est considéré comme l¿un des plus grands médecins anglais du XVIIIe siècle. Cf. Garrison & Morton, 4920.1 (édition originale anglaise) et Bloomfield (A Bibliography of Internal Medicine - Selected Diseases), pp. 130-131. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London. 1787.. [4],382pp. plus partially colored folding map and folding table. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Upper board edges and corners restored, in matching gold tooling. Bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary ink signature on titlepage, map strengthened at folds, else internally very clean and bright. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The first English edition of Jefferson's famous work. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, and has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." The handsome map which accompanies this edition (but is often lacking), based on the Fry and (Peter) Jefferson map, was not issued with the Paris editions. The story of the creation of this book and its publishing history is an interesting one. It is told fully by Millicent Sowerby in her catalogue of Jefferson's library, where it occupies some thirty pages in small type. HOWES J78. SABIN 35895. VAIL 760. CLARK I:262. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4167. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57.

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        El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha (Ibarra, 1787)

      - El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, tercera edición corregida por la Real Academia Española. En la imprenta de la Academia por la viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañía, Madrid, 1787. 6 Tomos, Tomo I: Portada + VI [Prólogo de la Academia] + cclxviii [Vida de Cervantes. Análisis del Quijote. Plan cronológico del Quijote. Pruebas y documentos que justifican la vida de Cervantes. Preliminares de la Primera Parte.- Tabla de los capítulos de este tomo.] + 88 p. [Parte Primera, cap. I ¿ VIII. Variantes de este tomo primero], retrato de Cervantes + 3 láminas dibuj. por Carnicero y grab. por Selma, Muntaner y Brieva.- Tomo II: Portada + 2 h. [Tabla de los capítulos] + 326 p. [Parte Primera, cap. IX ¿ XVII. Variantes de este tomo segundo] + 4 láminas dibuj. por Carnicero y grab. por Selma, Moreno Tejada y Fabregat.- Tomo III: Portada + 2 h. [Tabla de los capítulos] + 469 p. [Parte Primera, cap. XXVIII - LII. Variantes de este tomo tercero] + 4 láminas dibuj. por Carnicero y grab. por Brieva, Palomino, Selma y Fabregat.- Tomo IV: Portada + xvii [Preliminares de la Segunda Parte. Tabla de los capítulos de este tomo] + 300 p. [Parte Segunda, cap. I ¿ XXIII. Variantes de este tomo quarto] + 5 láminas dibuj. por Carnicero y grab. por Fabregat, Ballester, Moreno Tejada y Selma.- Tomo V: Portada + 2 h. [Tabla de los capítulos] + 330 p. [Parte Segunda, cap. XXIV - XLIX. Variantes de este tomo quinto] + 4 láminas dibuj. por Carnicero y grab. por Selma, Ballester y Carmona.- Tomo VI: Portada + 2 h. [Tabla de los capítulos] + 305 p. [Parte Segunda, cap. L - LVIV. Variantes de este tomo sexto] + 3 láminas dibuj. por Carnicero y grab. por Ballester y Muntaner.- 12 × 17. El mapa plegado con la ruta de Don Quijote que acompañaba a la edición se ofrece suelto y necesitado de restauración por pegamentos antiguos, manchas antiguas de humedad en algunas páginas, sobre todo primeras y últimas, magnífica encuadernación de Calero en pasta española con ruedas, filetes y tejuelo, grabados muy limpios, buen estado. (Gastos de envío gratis con pago por transferencia). (Ibarra) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles V, Louis XII et Henri IV, aux françois. Projet raisonné d'un Bureau d'administration à l'usage des souverains.

      - Paris, chez les Marchands de Nouveautés, 1787. 3 parties reliées en un volume in-8, cartonnage peigné de l'époque, pièce de titre de maroquin vert bronze, tranches citron (petits accrocs aux coiffes), (1) f., 53 p. ; (1) f., 16 p. et (1) f., 16 p. Edition, originale, rare, bien complète de sa troisième partie : Projet raisonné d'un Bureau d'administration à l'usage des souverains. Important ouvrage théorique de l’abbé Baudeau, dans lequel celui-ci soumet un vaste plan de réformes conformes aux idéaux physiocratiques, en particulier en matière de finances, de fiscalité et de politique du crédit. Il soumet, de plus, un minutieux projet d’organisation administrative de l’économie nationale, fondé sur une répartition des intervenants économiques par « classes ». "Dans cet ouvrage adressé aux Notables, Baudeau expose les principes d'administration à appliquer au gouvernement des finances ( ). Il examine les impôts et leurs réformes, le crédit, les emprunts, la richesse et la population" (Leblanc, 'De Thomas More à Chaptal', 103). (A. Clément, Baudeau, p. 380. Manque à Kress, Goldsmiths, Einaudi, INED et Stourm). Contient relié à la suite : 2- [BRISSOT de WARVILLE (Jacques-Pierre)]. Point de banqueroute, ou lettre à un créancier de l'Etat, sur l'impossibilité de la Banqueroute nationale, et sur les moyens de ramener le crédit et la paix. Londres, 1787. 44 p. 3- ANONYME. Coup-d'œil impartial. S.l.n.d. [1787]. 12 p. 4- [MAURY]. Réponse d'un Français aux observations d'un avocat : sur l'arrêté du Parlement de Paris, du 13 Août 1787. Berlin et Paris, 1787. 15 p. 5- LE BERTHON (M.). Extrait des registres du Parlement de Bordeaux du 3 septembre 1787. [Bordeaux, Phillipot, 1787]. 8 p. 6- ANONYME. Supplique du peuple au roi. S.l.n.d. [1787]. 22 p. 7- ANONYME. Supplément aux remontrances du Parlement en réponse à la lettre d'un ami. Du 24 août 1787. S.l.n.d. (1787). 20 p. [Suivi de] Lettre a un ami, sur ce qui s'est passé à la dernière séance des Notables. (29 mai 1787). 8 p. 8- ANONYME. Dissertation sur le droit de convoquer les États généraux, tirée des capitulaires, des ordonnances du royaume et des autres monuments de l'histoire de France. S.l.n.d. [1787]. 62 p. 9- . ANONYME. Dénonciation de l'édit intitulé : Observations d'un avocat sur l'arrêté du Parlement du 13 août 1787. S.l.n.d. [1787]. 36 p. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Paris. 1787.. Three volumes. xxxii,388; [4],366; [4],363pp. plus sixteen engraved plates (some folding) and large engraved folding map. Uniform contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Some very minor rubbing at extremities. A fresh and especially handsome set. With the bookplate of Nils Rosen in each volume, as well as New York Horticultural Society bookplate on front fly leaf of each volume noting Kenneth K. Mackenzie's bequest of the book. The first French edition, translated from the original Swedish. Sparrman, a zoologist from the University of Uppsala, was at the Cape when Cook's second expedition arrived, and from 1772 to 1775 he accompanied that party on its famous reconnaissance of the South Pacific. He gives an account of this in the present work. Most of the book is devoted to his experiences in Africa in 1772, 1775, and 1776. An important work of natural history and South Africa material, as well as an interesting account of the Cook expedition. This edition contains a beautiful engraved map of the Cape of Good Hope and sixteen engraved plates of natural history subjects. HILL 1615 (ref).

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des hottentots et des caffres.

      - Avec Cartes, Figures et Planches en taille douce. Traduit par m. Le Tourneur. Tome Premier - Troisieme. Paris, Chez Buisson, 1787. 8:o. xxxii,388 pp. + engraved folding map + 3 engraved folding plates; (4),366 pp. + 7 engraved plates (4 folding); (4),363,(1) pp. + 6 engraved plates. Contemporay full tree calf, spine gilt with red labels. Gilt edges on boards. Wear to outer joints. Vol. I with some loss at head of spine. Vol. III with wear to head and foot of spine. Vol. II with some chewing to lower outer corner. Ex libris Fritz Stenström and Ex libris Anne och Kaj Stenström. Stamp on lower paste-down vol. I and front paste-down vol. II and III all with off-setting. Interior clean. No foxing. 20 x 12,5 cm.*An apparently piracy of the quarto edition 1787, closely reset from the octavo of the same year. The plates have all been re-engraved, and have (except for the map) been reversed. There are no errata pages in this edition. Rolf du Rietz. Biblioteca Polynesiana 1225.[#\103975] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of New Holland, from Its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. With a Particular Account of Its Produce and Inhabitants; and a Description of Botany which is prefixed, an Introductory Discourse on Banishment, by the Right Honourable William Eden.

      John Stockdale,, London: 1787 - Two volumes, comprising both the first & second edition of one of the earliest and most widely read descriptions of Australia, published to coincide with the departure of the First Fleet from England. The author was anonymous, but the work is often erroneously attributed to William Eden, because his "Principles of Penal Law" are included in the preface. The book was published before the arrival of the First Fleet, and the content consists of a digest of the works of previous writers of all that was known of New Holland. The interest lies in the author's preface, listing convict ships and its promotion of Botany Bay; it deals directly with the plan for settlement at Botany Bay, discussing new possibility of discoveries in natural history, and converting the natives, "who were never found to possess a single trace of religious worship.". First edition: London, John Stockdale 1787. 8vo, (xxiv) 254pp, 2pp ads, 2 folding hand-coloured maps, a world map illustrating the route of the First Fleet "A General Chart of the Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787" and the entire continent as then known, with an inset map of Botany Bay "A New Chart of New Holland on which are delineated New South Wales and a Plan of Botany Bay". Full original tree calf tastefully rebacked, slt. bumped o/w a beautifully clean copy. Ferguson 24; Holmes 66; Beddie 27. (with) the Second edition, which includes an extra 10pp of preface. Title as above, but states "Second Edition" on title page. John Stockdale London 1787. 8vo, (xxxvi) 254pp, with one of the two maps "A General Chart of New Holland including New South Wales and Botany Bay." with "Chart of Botany Bay with Its Adjacent Harbours in New South Wales", in period outline color, the printing inverted, south to north, and a variant to the map in the 1st edition. Without 2 pp ads called for in Ferguson. Bound in early half calf and marbled boards, a bit rubbed overall, internally very tight and clean. Beddie 28; Davidson, pp. 79¡V81; Ferguson 25; Holmes 66 (first edition). The popularity of this account is demonstrated by the 2nd edition being issued the same year as the first & a second "second edition" was published in 1808. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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