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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        THE SEATS OF THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY, IN GREAT BRITAIN AND WALES, IN A COLLECTION OF SELECT VIEWS, ENGRAVED BY W. ANGUS. FROM PICTURES AND DRAWINGS BY THE MOST EMINENT ARTISTS. WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH VIEW.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Elliot's Books Since 1957]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tarter, Einzelunternehmen]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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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        AVENTURAS DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANA, ROBADAS Á ESPAÑA Y ADOPTADAS EN FRANCIA PORRESTITUIDAS Á SU PATRIA Y Á SU LENGUA NATIVA POR UN ESPAÑOL ZELOSO, QUE NO SUFRE SE BURLEN DE SU NACIÓN.

      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        VOYAGE AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPERANCE, ET AUTOUR DU MONDE AVEC LE CAPITAINE COOK, ET PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LE PAY DES HOTTENTOTS ET DES CAFFRES

      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 Bay:.to 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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        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 Bay:...to which is prefixed, an Introductory Discourse on Banishment, by the Right Honourable William Eden

      London:: John Stockdale,. 1787.. Hardcover. 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.

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        Travels in North America, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. First edition in English. 2 vols., 8vo. xv, [1], 462; xii, 432 pp. Two folding maps, 1 folding plan, and 2 folding views. Modern quarter dark brown pebbled morocco and cloth. Contemporary ownership signature of Thomas Hall at head of each title page. Some spotting to plates. Fine. Monaghan, French Travellers in the United States 1765-1932, no. 1534; Howes C324; Sabin 12229 . Outstanding account of the American Revolution by a French participant. "The interesting subject matter and the talent of the narrator make it still readable today, with great interest." (Nouv. Biog. Gen X, 75). The work was first published in French in 1786 (this was proceded by an unauthorized edition dated 1785). Field Marshall Chastellux, a member of the French Academy, served as Rochambeau's chief aid from 1780-1781. The present work exibits an unusually high degree of literary skill. "This performance of the Marquis de Chastellux is a heterogenous and multifarious account of everything that caught the lively traveller's eager eye and minute attention; and, as nothing escaped his active investigation, his work abounds not only with observations which are of importance, but with details of even the most trifling incidents that bad roads, inconvenient inns, and distracted times usually afford" (quoted by Sabin)

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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)

      [Philadelphia: Mathew Carey]. 1787. First. First edition. Volume 2, Number 2: August, 1787. Octavo. Single stitched issue without the title page: [107] - 207, [1]pp. Light 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 thirteen 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. A scarce early issue of America's first important literary and political magazine. .

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        A View in Annamooka, One of the Friendly Isle's; View in Ulietea; A View in Matavai, Otaheite (variant title).

      J. Webber, 1787-1788, London: - This series of three views are UNPUBLISHED views by Webber. They are monochrome aquatints, a different process used in others of Webber's views. They were not published in either the extremely rare lifetime edition of "Views in the South Seas" nor the more common but still rare 1809 (1820) edition of "Views in the South Seas". They seem to have been bought together by an early collector, one being marked on the verso "3 views L 10" (sterling) in the 1950's.1. "A View in Annamooka, One of the Friendly Isle's" is not directly recorded in Joppien & Smith, but this view with the date of Feby. 1, 1788 is obliquely referred to in the reference notes to Joppien & Smith 3.44b as a lone copy with this publication date in the British Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings. It could possibly be recorded as Joppien & Smith 3.44c. "Drawn & Etch'd by J. Webber. Aquatinta by M.C. Prestel. London Pubd. Feby. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. I Ch. IV". Printed on laid paper, watermarked. Impression mark 430 x 293 mm, on paper 452 x 308 mm. A little dusty around edges, the top edge with some old creases and marginal tears repaired and a small bit of border added. Otherwise very good. 2. [Variant Title] "A View in Matavai, Otaheite". London: J. Webber, 1787. There were 2 earlier etchings of this view, and neither includes the name of "Matavai" in the title. Joppien & Smith 3.120c which cites 4 known copies. "Drawn & Etch'd by J. Webber. Aqua Tinta by M.C. Prestel. London Pubd. Feby. 1, 1787 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. II Ch. II". Impression mark 430 x 293 mm, on paper 480 x 333 mm. Aquatint printed on laid paper, watermarked. A little dusty, with an old crease in lower margin, very good overall. 3. "View in Ulietea". This is an intimate view of native life in Ulietea, French Polynesia. The foreground is filled with a native boat, the long bow & stern pieces topped with carved statues and a covered area housing natives, baskets & food. An open sided meeting house is visible on the shore with 5 natives conversing underneath. Joppien & Smith 3.157c. "Drawn & Etch'd by J. Webber. Aqua tinta by M.C. Prestel. London Publish'd Feby. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. II Ch. VII". Aquatint printed on laid paper, watermarked with a Dovecote. Impression mark 427 x 293 mm, on paper 470 x 335 mm. Very good condition.

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce Between Russia and China

      J. Nichol for T. Cadell, London - 1787, 3rd edition Revised and corrected. () Very good. xxvii,454pp. Octavo in full leather rebacked with four folding maps, and folding plate. Bookplates on front free endpapers. Howes C-834; Ricks P.73; Tourville 1106. This is the third edition, and the first to contain the supplement "A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with those made by Captains Cook and Clerke.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Maphaei Pinellii

      magno iam studio collecta, a Jacobo Morellio...descripta. Engraved frontis. port., one folding facsimile, & 5 engraved plates. Six vols. 8vo, cont. boards (some rubbing & wear, occasional & mostly marginal dampstaining), uncut. Venice: L. Basilius, 1787. One of the most important Italian private library catalogues. Vols. 1-3 consist of the classical and oriental books (7953 titles) and Vols. 4 and 5 describe the Italian literature, MSS., incunabula, French, English, and Spanish books, books on vellum, medals, etc. (4610 titles and items). The final volume comprises the very useful indexes. Morelli, the compiler, was librarian of the Marciana. "This catalogue is one of the best ever executed, not only from the value and number of the curious works described in it, but also for the valuable bibliographical notices of Morelli. The Pinelli collection of books long held a distinguished rank among the libraries of Europe: it was upwards of 200 years forming by the family, and comprehended an unparalleled collection of Greek, Roman, and Italian authors, from the origin of printing; with many of the earliest editions printed on vellum, and finely illuminated; a considerable number of curious Greek and Latin MSS. (biblical, legal, and classical), from the 11th to the 16th centuries..."­Horne, p. 721. The whole collection was bought by the English bookseller James Edwards for £6000 and was sold at auction in London in 1789 and 1790. Good uncut set. Russian library stamp on title dated 1878. .

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        VOYAGE AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPERANCE, ET AUTOUR DU MONDE AVEC LE CAPITAINE COOK, ET PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LE PAY DES HOTTENTOTS ET DES CAFFRES.

      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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        Roland Furieux, Poeme Heroique de L'Arioste. Nouvelle traduction, 10 Bände (volumes, tomes), Ganzleder-Ausgabe (fullleather; cuir complet).

      Paris, Plassan, 1787. - Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 5.000 Seiten. französich 5000 Buchrücken leicht berieben, Kapitale partiell etwas bestoßen, Bd. V mit Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Sonst alle Bände in gutem Zustand, Leder noch frisch wirkend. Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, nicht gebräunt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Braune Original-Ganzlederbände (full leather; cuir complet) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf zwei roten Rückenschildern sowie ornamentalen Goldprägungen; beide Buchdeckel mit umlaufender goldener Prägeleiste; mehrfarbig illustrierte Vorsätze. 12°. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adelaide

      London: Published by T. Simpson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & No. 15 Villers Street, Strand, 1787. A handsome, round format print after Wheatley, depicting Adelaide from Marmontel's celebrated play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". This charming image illustrates a scene from Marmontel's romantic play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". The play, first published in 1766 as part of Marmontel's "Moral Tales", became the rage in both England and France and inspired many paintings and prints. The story is the tragic tale of Adelaide and her lover, the Count D'Orestan, two young French aristocrats, who, despite their familys' objections, run away together. Their happiness is short lived as the count dies suddenly. A grief-stricken Adelaide digs her lover's grave with her bare hands, renounces the world and her family, and becomes a shepherdess. She at last finds happiness after she reveals her true identity to a French nobleman, Fonrose. In this charming image, Wheatley depicts Adelaide in her rustic disguise, giving a lamb a treat. And so, although he has chosen to illustrate a literary subject, he has not strayed from his preference for solitary, country scenes. Webster, Francis Wheatley p. 61-63. Colour printed stipple with hand-colour. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the platemark. Image size: 12 9/16 x 12 3/8 inches.

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        Observations on a Bill , for Explaining, Amending, and Reducing into One Act, the several Laws now in being,... for preventing the Exportation of Live Sheep, Wool, and other Commodities

      London, 1787. 12mo, uncut, recent marbled wrappers. Wool in England; preface probably by Joseph Banks. Rare: an intriguing pamphlet on the vexed question of the importation of wool into England, with a preface thought to have been contributed by Sir Joseph Banks. The West Countryman John Anstie had first mooted a new Bill in 1786 for reducing all the of the laws regarding wool manufacture and export into a single Act, 'a draconian affair of almost fifty pages.' Banks, who had a copy of the Bill, scribbled 'This is the original bill attempted by the manufacturers in 1786 judged too bad for even an attempt at a second reading.' Banks, moreover, is known to have kept a weather eye on proceedings on the advice of Pemberton Milne, who initially spearheaded the defence. Banks became increasingly involved, drawing in the support of agricultural reformers Arthur Young and Lord Sheffield, who 'wrote to each other, collected statistics, circulated pamphlets and newspapers, harangued every M.P. and landowner they met at their country assizes and race meetings' (Richard Wilson, 'Newspapers and Industry: the Export of Wool Controversy in the 1780s,' The Press in English Society, pp. 100-102). The present pamphlet was one of the bulwarks of this new group that was agitating against the Act. Although anonymous, the attribution of this work to William Nicholson is based on a copy now in the University of Pennsylvania, which bears the manuscript note: 'The pamphlet was written by Mr Nicholson. The Preface by Sir Joseph Banks.' Nicholson (1753-1815) was a scientific editor and member of the Royal Society, known to have dabbled in any number of pursuits. The correspondence between him and Banks recorded by Dawson chiefly related to a contretemps between the two men regarding publication of Royal Society papers, but does show that they were well acquainted. However, it might just as well have been written by the more famous pamphleteer in the service of the wool trade, Lord Sheffield, who produced any number of pro-market works on the subject in this period. A firm attribution to Banks might not be possible either, but the involvement of Banks in the defence is understood, and it is almost certain that he approved and perhaps even wrote the preface, as has been asserted. Either way, it forms an interesting footnote to Banks' long researches into sheep and wool. Banks, of course, had been actively involved with wool-breeders since 1781 when he was engaged on behalf of the farmers of Lincolnshire, and had keenly promoted the importation of Spanish sheep since at least 1785, when he first established his own small flock at Spring Grove, and over the ensuing two decades energetically fulfilled his role as Groom of His Majesty's Spanish Flock.

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        The Hagadah Shel Pesach Containing the Ceremonies and Thanksgiving, Which are Used and Read by All Families in Every House of the Israelites on the Two First Nights of Passover. Translated by A. Alexander. Second Edition

      Printed for and by L. Alexander , (No. 4) Sandy's-Street Bishopsgate-Street, London, Great Britain 1787 - Modern three quarter leather binding. Lacking frontispiece, a copy of which is laid in. Front blank, 8, ff. 9-31, (4). 8vo. Yudlov 326; Yaari 216; Lehman, Anglo-Jewish Hagadot (in Cecil Roth Festschriften) no. 2a; cf. Yerushalmi 74] Rare. Yaari located just one copy of this Hagadah. Some staining, as expected in passover hagadot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guide des amateurs et des étrangers voyageurs à Paris, ou description raisonnée de cette Ville, de sa Banlieue & de tout ce qu'elles contiennent de remarquable / par M. Thiéry ; Enrichie de Vues perspectives des principaux Monumens modernes. 2 tomes

      Paris : Hardouin et Gattey 1787 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Orné de 12 planches dépliantes avec les dessins de Thiéry gravés par Étienne Jourdan ~ PLANCHES: Tome I: 1. St. Philippe du Roule; 2. Place de Louis XV; 3. Couvent des Capucins de la Chaussée d'Antin; 4. Theâtre Italien; 5. Jardin du Palais Royal; 6. Nouvelle Halle; 7. St. Eustache. Tome II: 1. Palais de Justice; 2. Ste. Genevieve; 3. Écoles de Chirurgie; 4. Theâtre François; 5. Hôtel des Monnoyes ~ Veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre et tomaisons rouges dorés, tranches jaspées ~ LII+784p; 739p, 12 pl. gravées ~ 17x9x9cm. ~ Reliure de l'époque mais le cuir des dos s'est partiellement décollé et a disparu. Intérieur très propre, les 12 gravures en parfait état / Additional images available/ [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

      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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        Chansons madécasses traduites en françois, suivies de poésies fugitives.

      Londres et Paris, Hardouin, Gattey 1787 - Livre épuisé In-18 (13 x 8,2 cm), plein veau granité d'époque, triple filet doré sur les plats, dos élégamment orné, pdt verte, étui moderne, 83 pp. L'un des premiers recueils de poèmes en prose de la langue française. Trois d'entre eux ont été mis en musique par Maurice Ravel en 1926. Réf. bibliographiques : Cioranescu, 49090. Condition : Edition originale très rare. Exemplaire sur vergé. Restauration dans la partie supérieure des mors, ainsi qu'au coin sup. du 1er plat. Un poème imprimé adressé à "M. Victorin Fabre (de l'Ardêche) agé de dix-neuf ans" est collé en dernière page. 1200g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'emploi de l'argent, ouvrage dédié au Pape Benoît XIV. Traduit de l'Italien sur la seconde Edition de Rome, avec Approbations Romaines.

      s.n.t.,, a Avignon, 1787 - In-8° (210x131mm), pp. XXIV, 318, (1) di approvazione dell'Inquisizione, legatura moderna m. pelle con titolo oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Fregio inciso al titolo, testatine ornate. Piccoli restauri marginali al foglio del titolo e alla carta finale di approvazione. Qualche leggera brunitura e fioritura. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione in lingua francese, condotta sulla seconda edizione romana, di quest'opera di grande importanza nell'àmbito del dibattito settecentesco sull'usura, in cui il Maffei dichiara lecito un interesse sui prestiti di danaro, facendosi fautore delle tesi liberistiche proprie dei paesi protestanti e adducendo numerosi esempi pratici di mercatura. Le autorità ecclesiastiche condannarono tempestivamente l'opera (da notare che a essa replicò Daniele Concina, il famoso poligrafo friulano dell'ordine dei domenicani, che si propose di confutare sistematicamente le tesi propugnate dal Maffei), ordinandone il ritiro immediato, sicché, nella seconda edizione del 1776, il Maffei assunse una posizione piu morbida sull'argomento, avendo Benedetto XIV, dedicatario dell'opera, nel frattempo pubblicato la famosa enciclica "Vix pervenit", che condannava proprio la pratica dell'usura. Scrive Franco Venturi: "Le sue conclusioni, e in questo sta il merito dell'opera sua, non sono più teologiche, ma storiche. L'usura in tutta l'antichità e nel medioevo. era stata giustamente condannata perché riguardava lo sfruttamento da parte dei potenti degli elementi più miserabili della popolazione. Modernamente l'usura è il prestito ad interesse di un capitalista ad un benestante, ed è perciò legittimo, legittimo anzi proprio perché utile e benefico. Egli era apertamente per la civiltà del denaro, dei prestiti ad interesse, conscio com'era della sempre maggiore necessità di tali strumenti nella vita economica moderna" (Settecento Riformatore, I, pp. 122-124). Per le edizioni italiane cfr.: Einaudi, 3603. Kress, 4716. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fortegnelse paa den store Samling, som hans Höi-Grevelige Excellence s.t. Hr. Geheimeraad og Stats-Minister Otto Greve af Thott har efterladt sig af Malerier i Oliefarve af berömte Mestere, Miniatur, Vandfarve- og Pastel-Malerier og Haandtegninger; Som og en stor Samling Kobbere baade med og uden Glas og Rammer, hele Verker af Kobbere og Træsnit saavel af gamle som andre berömte Mestere, samt udstukne Kobberplader &c...

      Nicolaus Möller og Sön, Kiöbenhavn 1787. 8vo. (14)+163 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret i et nyere papirbind, hvor der er anvendt gammelt marmoreret papir. Tilskrift på det ene friblad. Enkelte af de sidste hjørner med rifter, men uden teksttab.. Bibl. Dan I,1111-1.** Den store statsmand Otto Thott (1703-1785) var en bog- og kunstsamler med glubende appetit: I sit bibliotek havde han op imod 120.000 bind og kunstsamlingen var også mægtig med værker af Breughel, Cranach, Dürer, van Dyck og mange andre stjerner. Sidst i auktionskatalogen er en fortegnelse over bogværker med kobberstik og bøger at tegne efter

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        Karte der Magellanischen Strasse von Herrn Don Juan de la Cruz Canoy Olmedillo. und nach den Beobachtungen der Herrn Byron, Wallis, Carteret, und Bougainville.

      Vienna: 1787 - Large map of the Straits of Magellan, with soundings and detailed observations. 26 1/2 x 20" with large margins, copper engraving with period outline color. Inset of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands. Wonderfully detailed map marking the direction of water flow, soundings, mountains & wooded areas on shore, notable landmarks, with names in German, English & sometimes French. Some marginal waterstaining at the far right edge o/w very good condition with a few period folds.

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        Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heylandes Jesu Christi : Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schrift-Stellen. Wie Auch Aller Sonn.

      Germanstown, PA : 1787 - Description: 539 p. : 18 cm. Subjects: Bible, N. T. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked leather with raised bands. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Two metal and leather clasps, one only remains. Head and tail pieces. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached. Lacks leaf H5 1 Kg. 539 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Real Maestrazgo de Montesa. Tratado de todos los derechos, bienes y pertenencias del patrimonio y maestrazgo de la Real y Militar Orden de Sta. Maria de Montesa y S. Jorge de Alfama.

      Oficina de Benito Monfort,, Valencia: 1787 - I: 4 hojas, XVIII-350 páginas. II: 2 hojas, XXIV- 275 págs. Encuadernación de época en pasta; ruedas doradas en ambos planos, lomeras con hilos dorados y tejuelos. Cortes dorados. Algunas rozaduras menores en la encuadernación pero soberbio ejemplar tirado en excelente papel, grandes márgenes y impoluto. Palau 368692. Magnífica edición, una de las mejores de las prensas de Monfort. El primer volumen está consagrado a la historia de la Orden Militar de Santa Maria de Montesa y San Jorge de Alfama, los bienes y derechos de su Maestrazgo y la decadencia después de la desaparición de la Orden en 1707 con la guerra de sucesión. El segundo volumen incluye una Colección diplomática, con los documentos de los siglos XIV y XV referidos a la Orden. Tras la desaparición de la orden tel Temple en 1312, Jaime II inicia una serie de embajadas ante el Papa a fin de conseguir la creación de una nueva orden militar, con los bienes y posesiones que los templarios tenían en el Reino de Valencia. Aportando la Villa Real de Montesa, como sede de la nueva orden obedeciendo varios motivos: pertenecía a los templarios, su situación estratégica al encontrarse en la frontera sur del reino con los territorios ya conquistados pero con numerosa población musulmana y estar en la via natural de comunicación con Castilla. En 1317 el Papa Juan XXII promulga la bula de fundación de la Real Orden de Montesa. En 1321, Montesa se unió a la Orden del Cister. A partir de entonces, la Órden pasó a tener un papel importante como apoyo de los reyes aragoneses, sobre todo, en los asuntos internos del reino. La Órden comenzó su declive con los Reyes Católicos, para desaparecer como órden religioso-militar en 1587, cuando Sixto V ordenó su incorporación a la Corona.

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        Méthode de nomenclature chimique, proposée par MM. de Morveau, Lavoisier, Bertholet, & de Fourcroy. On y a joint un nouveau systême de caractères chimiques, adaptés à cette nomenclature, par MM. Hassenfratz & Adet.

      Paris, (Chardon für) Cuchet, 1787. - Large 8vo. (4), 314 pp. With figural woodcut vignette on t. p., 1 printed and 6 engraved folding plates of tables. Contemp. marbled calf with gold-stamped title to gilt spine. Leading edges gilt. Edges in red. First edition of one of the most important works in the history of modern chemistry. "To persuade a new generation of chemists to join their ranks and to complete what Lavoisier had envisaged since 1773 - a revolution in chemistry - these men brought out a collaborative work, the 'Méthode [.]'. Originally suggested by Guyton de Morveau to eliminate the confused synonymy of chemistry, and prefaced by a memoir of Lavoisier, it emerged as a complete break with the past" (DSB VIII, 80). The result of this collaboration by de Morveau, Lavoisier, Berthollet, de Fourcroy, Laplace, and Monge is the system presented within the present work, which was to form the basis for the nomenclature still used today, the language of modern chemistry. "The work lists 55 known elements in a series of tables, introducing many new terms which have remained in standard use" (Norman Cat., 604). - Spine-ends damaged; lower corner of front cover bumped. Slight worming to front hinge (small defect at top end). Some browning and finger-smudging inside. First engraved plate water-stained. Front pastedown with contemp. French bookseller's label of the Viennese bookseller Jean-Baptiste Mangot (cf. Öhlberger, p. 203 and 290). Duveen 340. Duveen/Klickstein 126. Honeyman 1936. Norman 1291. DSB VIII, 87. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Sur Moses Mendelssohn sur la Reforme Politique des Juifs; Et en particulier sur la révolution tentée en leur faveur en 1753 dans la grande Bretagne par Le Comte de Mirabeau.

      1787 - A Londres, 1787. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 22); pp. 34, 130, (2). Carta colorata coeva con antico rinforzo al dorso. Copia con barbe stampata su carta pesante. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Engländer in Indien. Nach Orme. 3 Bände. (II. Mit dem Ergänzungswerk:) Innes Munro, Geschichte des Kriegs in Ostindien, in den Jahren 1780-1784. Zwischen den Engländern und ihren verbündeten Feinden, den Franzosen, Holländern, und dem Hyder Ally. Aus dem Englischen, mit Anmerkungen des Übersetzers. Insgesamt 4 Bände

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig / Leipzig, Joh. Ambrosius Barth (zu Munro) 1787 (-1791) - Goed. VI, 280, 4, 3; (zu Munro) vgl. Cox I, 303; Mendelssohn II, 66; Pohler II, 27. - Seltene frühe deutsche Nachdruck-Ausgabe von Archenholz' freier Übersetzung des zwischen 1763-1778 erschienenen Werkes von Robert Orme 'A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from 1745'. Die Originalausgabe der deutschen Übertragung erschien 1786-88 bei der Dyk'schen Buchhandlung in Leipzig. This valuable historical work occupies so vast a field that every future historian of India must unavoidably trench upon his permises. Orme (1728-1801), was the historiographer of the East India Compagny (Cox zur engl. Ausgabe). - Die Faltkarte im ersten Band zeigt den indischen Subkontinent, in der figürlichen Kartusche bezeichent Charte von Indostan. - Zu II: Der seltene Ergänzungsband von Innes Munro's Geschichte des Kriegs in Ostindien in der deutschen Originalausgabe von 1791, erschienen bei Johann Ambrosius Barth in Leipzig; die englische Original-Ausgabe erschien 1789 unter dem Titel A narrative of the military operations on the Coromandel coast against the combined forces of the French, Dutch, and Hyder Ally Cawn from the year 1780 to the peace in 1784. In a series of letters. - Archenholz wies bereits in seiner Vorrede in Band 3 zu seinem Werk Die Engländerin Indien darauf hin, daß sein Verleger eine Fortsetzung gewünscht hatte, diese jedoch nicht vom ihm persönlich, sondern von einem sachkundigen, rühmlich bekannten Schriftsteller verfasst werden solle. Archenholz stellte in Aussicht, daß der vierte Band dieses Werks also zur Michaelismesse 1788 gewiß erscheinen würde. - Zu Munro's Ergänzungswerk Geschichte des Kriegs in Ostindien , das den Untertitel führt: Fortsetzung von des Herrn von Archenholtz Werke: Die Engländer in Indien, nach Orme. Es ist ein Quellenwerk über den Krieg der Engländer in Ostindien in Briefform (18 Briefe); von Georg Forster 1789 in den Göttinger Anzeigen von gel. Sachen gewürdigt. Außer der ausführlichen Schilderung der Feldzüge enthält das Werk inte. 3 Blätter, 456 Seiten, 1 mehrfach gefalt. Kupferkarte; 416 Seiten; 3 Bll., 258 Seiten / XVI, 396 Seiten, 2 Bll. Verlagsanzeigen Marmor. Halbleder der Zeit mit marmor. Deckelbezug, Rückenvergoldung u. zwei farbigen goldgepr. Rückenschilden, Rotschnitt, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ponderazioni Sopra la Contrattazione Marittima

      1787 - Interesting Treatise on Maritime Law Praised by Joseph Story Targa, Carlo. Ponderazioni Sopra la Contrattazione Marittima. Genoa: Dagli Eredi di Adamo Scionico, 1787. [viii], 259 pp. Quarto (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, edges rouged. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A handsome copy. * An enlarged later edition of an interesting treatise on maritime law, contracts and insurance. The main text is followed by a critical edition of the Rhodian Sea Law (in Greek with a parallel Latin text), which was compiled between 600-800 CE, and the complete text of the Florentine insurance statutes, which were enacted in 1529. Joseph Story held this work in high regard: "We had almost forgotten to speak of Targa, who, in his Reflections on Maritime Contracts, has drawn from the civil and canon law, the Consolato del Mare, the usages of maritime nations, and preceding writers, the most useful learning on all the subjects of maritime law except insurance; and has adapted his work to practice by collecting the forms of the various contracts, with hints for their proper application. He is generally esteemed as an industrious and correct author; but his fame seems lost in the superior blaze of his illustrious countryman.": "Literature of the Maritime Law" (1818) reprinted in The Miscellaneous Writings of Joseph Story, ed. William W. Story 111-112. OCLC locates 4 copies of this edition, 2 in the United States, both in law libraries (University of Michigan, University of Virginia). Not in Kress or Goldsmiths.' This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’Heptameron, ou contes et nouvelles de Marguerite de Valois, Reine de Navarre, faisant suite aux contes de J. Bocace.8 tomes en 4 vols. & 73 figures gravées de Freudenberg. Reliure plein peau d’époque avec légères fissures au dos du 3ème vol., dont photo. Bel exemplaire.

      A Londres. 1787. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables de Fontaine avec figures gravees par mm. Simon et Coiny

      Didot L'Aine, Paris 1787 - First edition thus. 6 vols. 12mo. Pp 76;75;69;110;115;140. Frontis to vol 1 and 276 plates. Full morocco, satin endpapers, aeg, by Bozerian. Spines sunned. Rubbing to all extremities. All corners bruised and worn. Chipping to head of spine of vol.5. Paper label pasted to front board vol.6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata

      Pierre-François Didot, Paris 1787 - A superb complete set of the original 44 plates of Geraniologia (no title leaf), all very bright and clean without foxing or other marks, they are in their original uncoloured state and printed on wove paper. Because they have never been bound, the edges are all uncut, the sheets measuring approxing 355mm x 535mm. To find a set in such clean condition in untrimmed state is exceptional. A few of the later plates are a little worn/creased to the margins, plate 41 is a little more creased at the top, just affecting the plate impression. The title page is not present in this set but a facsimile has been expertly let into the front panel of the Solander box. This is a superb production, finished in green buckram and inlaid with panels of red morocco to the spine and front board, which are stamped in gilt. The edges are finished in mauve cloth and the box lined with acid-free paper; the plates are protected within a folding card casing. This rare portfolio contains some of Redoute's best early work. L'Heritier took great interest in and helped guide the careers of both Pierre Joseph Redouté and James Sowerby, both important botanical artists. In this present work, six plates are based on paintings by Sowerby, while thirty-one are after Redoute (The other artists involved being Claude Aubriet, Louis Freret, B. Pernotin and S. Taylor). L'Heritier chose to leave the plates uncoloured, because he felt that "if his engravings were coloured, much of the sharpness and precision would be lost. The plates by Sowerby and Redoute are particularly fine, and provide us with an example of the early work of these two botanical illustrators, when they were still under the influence of the great French tradition established by Robert" (An Oak Spring Flora). Due to the outbreak of the French Revolution, the Geraniologia was never finished and was finally published in ca 1792, but the text was never published. References: An Oak Spring Flora 57; Nissen BBI 1188; Stafleu TL2 4494; Great Flower Books, p.65; Hunt Redouteana 10. Please contact for further details Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vite de' santi e de' personaggi illustri dell'antico testamento; ovvero Istoria dell'antico Testamento divisa per le Vite de' Santi, e de' Personaggi illustri, che in esso fiorirono.

      Pietro Piotto,, In Venezia, 1787 - Tredici volumi di cm. 18, pp. 6.000 ca. complessive. Solida leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Tagli gialli. Ottimo stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Me?moires philosophiques, historiques, physiques, concernant la de?couverte de l'Ame?rique : ses anciens habitans, leurs m?urs, leurs usages, leur connexion avec les nouveaux habitans, leur religion ancienne & moderne, les produits des

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787 2 volumes: 576+xv pages; 499+xv pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 period leather. Translated from the first German edition (1781) which includes a chapter entitled: "Observations and additions to by Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider". Translated with additional notes and reviews by Jean Baptiste Lefebvre Villebrune. First Spanish edition published in 1772 (Madrid). (Sabin 36805) First French edition.Antonio de Ulloa (12 January 1716 ?" 3 July 1795) was a Spanish general, explorer, author, astronomer, colonial administrator and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana. He was born in Seville, the son of an economist. Ulloa entered the navy in 1733. In 1735 he was appointed with fellow Spaniard Jorge Juan a member of the French Geodesic Mission, a scientific expedition which the French Academy of Sciences was sending to Ecuador to measure a degree of meridian arc at the equator, led by Pierre Bouguer. He remained there from 1736 to 1744, during which time the two Spaniards discovered the element platinum. In 1745, having finished their scientific labors, Ulloa and Jorge Juan prepared to return to Spain, agreeing to travel on different ships in order to minimize the danger of losing the important fruits of their labors. The ship upon which Ulloa was traveling was captured by the British, and he was taken as a prisoner to England. In that country, through his scientific attainments, he gained the friendship of the men of science, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. In a short time, through the influence of the president of this society, he was released and was able to return to Spain. He published an account of the people and the countries they have met (1748), which was translated into English as A Voyage to South America. He became prominent as a scientist and was appointed to serve on various important scientific commissions. He is to be credited with the establishment of the first museum of natural history, the first metallurgical laboratory in Spain, and the observatory of Cadiz. In 1758 he returned to South America as governor of Huancavelica in Peru and the general manager of the quicksilver mines there. He held this position until 1764. He arrived on 5 March 1766 in New Orleans to serve as the first Spanish governor of West Louisiana. The French colonists refused to recognize Spanish rule, and de Ulloa was expelled from Louisiana by a Creole uprising during the Louisiana Rebellion of 1768. For the remainder of his life he served as a naval officer. In 1779 he became lieutenant-general of the naval forces. As a result of his scientific work in Peru, he published (Madrid, 1784) Relación histórica del viaje á la América Meridional, which contains a full, accurate, and clear description of the greater part of South America geographically, and of its inhabitants and natural history. In collaboration with the Jorge Juan mentioned above, he also wrote Noticias secretas de América, giving valuable information regarding the early religious orders in Spanish America.Condition:Sever worming to spines, exterior hinges cracked, point chipped, library stamps to title pages else a good copy of a scarce item.

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