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        Principes de la philosophie naturelle dans lesquels on cherche à déterminer les degrés certitude ou de probabilité des connoissance humaines. I-II.

      Genève 1787. 8:o. (4),xx,378,(2); (4),478,(2) pp. Uncut in later marbled boards (Nils Linde Göteborg around 1950). Watersoiled upper margin, at most going into text. Titlelabels with author wrongly attributed to J. O. La Mettrie. 21,5 x 14 cm

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE; containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes: a General History of Insects, their Transformations, Peculiar Habits and Oeconomy:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, Account of the various species and singular properties of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: A description of Three Hundred and Seventy - Nine Animalcula, with a concise Catalogue of Interesting Objects: a view of the Organization of Timber and the Configuration of Salts when under the Microscope. 2 volumes in 1, text volume and plates volume, FIRST EDITIONS, 1787. 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, Volume I: mezzotint allegorical frontispiece plate after T.S. Duché, pages: xxiii, 724 including Index and Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by the author, Volume II: 35 finely engraved large plates on 32 folding sheets illustrating microscopes and accessories and microscopically observed specimens. Bound in contemporary tree calf, rebacked in light coloured calf, raised bands, gilt rules and earlier gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, half title present in Volume I, no title page in Volume II. Corners of boards slightly worn, first few prelims in Volume I lightly browned, 1 very neat pencil margin note, faint foxing to margins of a few pages, otherwise text volume bright and clean, 12 folding plates lightly browned to varying degrees on the image, others lightly browned in the margin only, a few with pale offsetting. A very good copy. The author, George Adams, Jr. (1750 - 1795), was the son of one of the most famous English microscope makers of the mid - eighteenth century. His father (1720 - 1773) published the popular Micrographia illustrata; or, The Knowledge of the Microscope Explain'd in 1746 and introduced a number of improvements in microscope design. George Adams, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps in the instrument - making business, and also published works on electricity (1784) and vision (1789). See Wellcome Library Volume II, page13. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

      London: J. Nichols for T. Cadell, 1787. - 8vo., (8 ½ x 5 3/8 inches). Half title. Fine folding engraved frontispiece map and three folding engraved maps by T. Kitchin (one or two very short tears near mount, occasional spotting). Folding engraved plate (a bit browned and spotted). Contemporary tan calf, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in one (front joint cracked but holding). Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of "W. A. H." to front pastedown. Third edition (first published in 1780). With appendices not in the earlier editions, giving a list of the principal charts representing the Russian discoveries, a specimen of the Aleutian language, and tables of latitude and longitude. "The most important feature of this third edition is the inclusion of the supplement on Captain Cook, titled 'A comparative view of the Russian discoveries with those made by Captains Cook and Clerke; and a sketch of what remains to be ascertained by future navigators.' Coxe also mentions Cook's discovery of Hawaii" (Hill). Coxe was an English historian who travelled widely in Europe and Russia, he records the principal Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The voyages and discoveries of Nevodsikoff, Serebranikoff, Trapesnikoff, Pushkareff, Drusinin, Kulkoff, Korovin, Glotoff, Solovioff, Otcheredin, Krenitzin, Levasheff, Synd, Bering, Chirikiv, and several others are also included. Hill cf 391, 392; Howes C-834; Sabin 17309; Smith 2085; Wickersham 5882. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS59.

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        Description et usage du cercle de reflexion avec differentes methodes

      Paris: Didot, 1787. <p>The Borda Circle&#151;Freycinet&#146;s Copy</p> <p>Borda, Jean-Charles (1733-99). Description et usage du cercle de réflexion avec différentes méthodes pour calculer les observations nautiques. 4to. 87, [1], 33pp. 3 engraved plates. Paris: Didot l&#146;aîné, 1787. 220 x 163 mm. Half calf, paste paper boards ca. 1787, moderately worn and rubbed but sound; modern quarter calf slipcase by Laurenchet. One or two minor paper flaws, faint dampstains but a very good copy. Borda&#146;s presentation inscription (&#147;à Louis Freycinet&#148;) on the title to the celebrated French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841); Freycinet&#146;s manuscript corrections and notes in the text; manuscript notes in another hand pasted to rear blank. </p><p>First Edition. Borda, a high-ranking official in the French navy, developed the Borda reflecting circle for use in navigation and surveying. Based on an earlier but more cumbersome instrument designed by Tobias Mayer, Borda&#146;s reflecting circle consisted of an outer circle divided into half degrees and fractions, a smaller inner circle, a telescope and two mirrors. Angular measurements, such as between the moon and a fixed star, could be read from either side of the telescope. Borda circles were used throughout the nineteenth century for determining longitude by the lunar-distance method, and they also contributed to the French success in measuring the length of the meridional arc at the turn of the nineteenth century. </p><p>This copy was presented to French navigator Louis de Freycinet, who joined the navy at the age of fourteen in 1793 and took part in several engagements against the British during the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1800 Louis took part, along with his older brother Henri de Freycinet, in the French expedition to explore the south and southwest coasts of Australia, and in 1811 he published the first map to show a full outline of the coast of that continent. Louis de Freycinet&#146;s notes and corrections in this copy can be seen on page 19, where he corrected two numbers and wrote a long pencil note in the margin, and on page 69, where he corrected two phrases. The manuscript notes in the back, in another hand, have to do with the use of Borda&#146;s circle. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Andrewes, The Quest for Longitude, p. 46. </p>

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        Tratado de amizade, navegação e commercio entre as muito altas e muito poderosas senhoras Dona Maria I, Rainha de Portugal, e Catharina II.Lisbon, Regia Officina Typografica, 1789. 4to. Contemporary 'Brokat' paper wrappers.

      Imprensa Nacional 552; Innocêncio VII, 385-7; WorldCat 4133807; not in Palau; Sabin. First and only edition of this treaty on peace, trade and navigation between Portugal and Russia signed in 1787, with 41 articles. They cover subjects such as freedom of religion for Portuguese or Russians when visiting both countries, the trading of colonial products a.o. from Brazil, and export of Portuguese wines. With Portuguese and French text on opposite pages. Dampstain throughout. A fine copy.

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        Éloge du Capitaine Cook. Par M. Blanc Gilli, de Marseille?

      chez Morin, Paris 1787 - Octavo, 118 pp. (last blank), a fine copy in period-style red crushed morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. A very scarce book: this florid and rather entertaining elegy for Cook, published in Paris, is testament to the esteem in which he was held as a navigator and scientist in France. In the preface the author states that Cook was as widely respected in France as in England, 'a statement which is borne out by the fact that the centenary of his death was celebrated in Paris but not in London' (Holmes). The elegy is a glowing narrative of Cook's life and voyages enriched with a 24 page appendix (including notes on other voyagers to the South Seas, Cook's importance to the history of astronomy, and references to contemporary philosophers such as Rousseau). Mathieu Blanc Gilli, a resident of Marseilles, was a politically active pamphleteer who served briefly in the Legislative Assembly before falling foul of rivals during the French Revolution and retiring to an obscure provincial post. Gilli published on a wide range of reforms, including an abolitionist pamphlet critical of the plantation system in Santo Domingo. Forbes only located copies in the Mitchell and three American libraries (including the Sir Maurice Holmes copy at UCLA). The National Library of Australia has since acquired a copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physionotrace portraits].

      circa -1830 1787 - Album containing 8 bust-length physionotrace portrait etchings and aquatint with hand-colouring (10 x 11 cm. approx.), by Chretien (2), Queneday (5) and another unsigned, window-mounted, modern half calf, marbled boards, red morocco label. An early precursor of photography. Gilles-Louis Chrétien invented the "physionotrace" in 1783-84 Similar to a silhouette, the physionotrace always shows a profile portrait. However unlike the silhouette, the Physionotrace portrait shows every detail of the sitter, including his or her clothing. The physionotrace apparatus, a mechanical wooden instrument with a viewfinder, worked as a pantograph devise. This invention of Chrétien enabled the artist to quicly draw a portait of the sitter for a reasonable price. Quenedey (1756 - 1830) was Chretien's associate from 1788. The apparatus reduced all the drawing skills of the artist to a smaller size and engraved it in copper. By this method, this pantograph drawing aid produced small copperplates that could be printed again and again. The original, and rare, plates can be seen as a forerunner of the photographic negative since the basic purpose was the same. A cheaper method to produce a quantity of images in a short time. Allthough the physionotrace technique was able to produce faster and cheaper portraits of the sitter, they still were a novelty for the aristocracy. Very often these portraits depicts well known sitters with a high status in society. For this reason, these portraits are not easy to find because they are very often still kept in family archives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Kiel: bey dem Herausgeber und in Hamburg in Commission bey Herrn Hofmann. 1787. 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&#39;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. . First Edition. BUC p. 725. RISM N189. A Singspiel in three acts to a libretto by Charlotte Dorothea Biehl after Ranieri de&#39; 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&#150;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&#146;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

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        Azémor ou Tableau des Moeurs et Coutumes du Pays de Solamir

      Chez les Libraires Associes, Paris 1787 - Two volumes, duodecimo; contemporary French quarter calf, boards rubbed, some chipping to spines. The very rare first edition of this work, which purports to be the translation of an ancient text describing an expedition to "Solamir" in North Africa. The young Greek Azémor, travelling with Tiresias in order to learn the ways of government, journeys to Solamir, known only to a few Europeans, and which can only be reached after journeying right across Egypt. Described as one of the most beautiful nations in the world, it has for centuries dwelt in the peace and repose of temperate laws allied with the naturally amiable disposition of the locals. Tiresias comments: 'Je connais un pays dans l'univers, où les vices répandus sur la surface du Globe n'ont point encore pénétré. Cette contrée heureuse est Solamir'. Enchanted, Azémor describes the felicity of the utopian society and proceeds to fall in love with Tiresias's daughter Mirza. The later books chronicle Azémor's travels throughout the world before his eventual return and marriage. Azémor was published in two volumes in Paris in 1787, the author identified only as "M. de P." However, recent research by Ray Howgego effectively confirms that the author was the French soldier, historian and military tactician François Jacques Maximilien de Chastenet (1716-82), marquis de Puységur (hence "M. de P."). This attribution is confirmed by a manuscript note inscribed in a single copy of another book by the marquis titled Considérations sur l'Influence des Moeurs dans l'État militaire des Nations ('London', i.e. Paris, 1788) and imprinted 'par l'auteur d'Azémor'. The note, inscribed on the back of the half title page, clearly attributes this book, and hence Azémor, to Chastenet. Little is known of Chastenet's life except that he followed his more famous father into the army and was the recipient of numerous military honours, becoming maréchal de France, lieutenant general, and in 1782, the year of his death, commander of the royal and military order of St Louis. He died on 2 February 1782. His books include a study of Chinese military tactics, État actuel de l'art et de la science militaire à la Chine (Paris, 1773); a tactical study titled Art de la Guerre (Paris, 1748); and a critique of the place of the church in French society, Discussion intéressante sur la prétention du clergé d'être le premier ordre d'un État, which was censured by the authorities in 1768. His only novel, a 'roman sans aventure, et écrit avec esprit, par un homme du monde', was Histoire de Madame de Bellerive, ou, Principes sur l'amour et sur l'amitié ('London', i.e. Paris, 1768). The book exists only in the first edition and has never been reprinted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir Hugh Palliser Bart

      published by the artist, London 1787 - Mezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed very close to the plate mark, a few spots and some rubbing but overall an excellent impression. Cook's patron. Rare and impressive portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Palliser (1722-1796) was born in Yorkshire, entering the Royal Navy as an eleven year-old. He went on to command several ships, notably during the War of the Austrian Succession and on board the Eagle during the Seven Years War. In 1762 he was sent to Newfoundland, and was appointed Governor in 1764. He and Cook travelled to Newfoundland together on the Lark, renewing an acquaintance that had begun much earlier. Palliser was particularly active in encouraging Cook to pursue his charting of Newfoundland, and the two men became friends. Palliser went on to serve as Comptroller of the Navy for the decisive years of 1770 through to 1775, where he was active in promoting the second voyage in particular. He retired from public life to his estate Vache, in Buckinghamshire, where he erected a monument to Cook after hearing of his death at Hawaii. One of the most important manuscripts to survive from the great explorer, his first voyage log, is known even today as the "Palliser log" on account of its early ownership.

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        Botanische Abhandlungen und Beobachtungen.

      1787. Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1787. 4to. pp. 68, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers. Stafleu & Cowan 9627. Albrecht Wilhelm Roth (1757-1834), German physician and botanist. The plates are superbly handcoloured. The last 4 plates show geraniums..

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        The Distressed Poet, a Serio-Comic Poem, in Three Cantos

      London - J. Dodsley, 1787. London - J. Dodsley, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition of Keate&#39;s partly humorous poem, dating from the late eighteenth-century. First Edition. George Keate (1729-1797) was an English poet and writer. Keate entered the Inner Temple in 1751 and was called to the bar in 1753. Although he never practised law, finding the work tedious, he retained his chambers and attended regularly there throughout his life, becoming bencher in 1791 and reader (an honorific title) in 1794. Despite this loyalty to his professional background, Keate felt a keen longing from early manhood for the life of letters and art, as can be seen in six poems composed in 17513; they include A Pastoral Ode to Echo in the tradition of Milton&#39;s L&#39;allegro. DNB. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered foxing. Small tear to the margin of the title and first page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Eigentliche Beschaffenheit des im Februar 1787, mit Hessischen Kriegsvölkern geschehenen Ueberzuges der Grafschaft Schaumburg Lippischen Antheils.

      (Bueckeburg, Althana, wohl nach, 1787).. 67,1 Seite. Zeitgenössische, einfache Broschur. 4to.. Broschur begriffen, fingerfleckig, insges. jedoch gut. Papier innen ausgesprochen gut erhalten. Johann Stephan Pütter (* 25. Juni 1725 in Iserlohn; 12. August 1807 in Göttingen) war ein deutscher Staatsrechtslehrer und Publizist in der Zeit der Aufklärung. //..// Zustand - und Einbandbeschreibung genau lesen!! Besonders bei Bestellungen ueber "" //..//

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        Description Generale de La Chine,

      , 1787.. New Edition.. 1787.. 2 volumes. Volume I: Large folding map of China and Chinese Tartary by Brion de la tour strengthened with linen tape along upper margin. Map is in good condition apart from some marginal browning and careless folding at one fold. Volume II 15 folding engravings. Volume I: 644pp. Volume II 509pp. Volume I features descriptions of the fifteen provinces of China, Chinese Tartary and adjacent states as well as material on the natural history of China. Volume II covers many aspects of Chinese goverment, religion, customs and habits. A sound set of a highly regarded informative work based on Jesuit writings. Cordier 61. Lust 30. .

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        VIAGE DE ESPAÑA, en que se da noticia de las cosas más apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomo undécimo.

      - Por la Viuda de Ibarra. Madrid. 1787. XXXXpp.+303pp.+7 grabados (5 de ellos plegados). Exlibris ant. Props. 18 x 12 cm. Enc. plena piel con filos dorados, el lomo agrietado. CASTILLA Y LEÓN-PALENCIA-VALLADOLID [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical manuscript of the Capriccio for piano solo [Hoboken Gruppe XVII:1], signed and dated "Giuseppe Haydn m[anu] p[rop]ria [1]765." The complete work, based on the 18th century Austrian folk song, Acht Sauschneider müssen seyn

      Oblong folio. 8 leaves. 317 x 227 mm. Sewn into a tastefully executed full vellum binding in period style, with title label lettered in gilt inset to upper board. Notated in sepia ink on 9 pages with 8 staves per page. Pages [1] (autograph title), [2]-[10] autograph music, [11]-[16] blank. Paper most probably of Italian manufacture, with watermark of three half-moons, a crown and the letters "B.T." 374 measures of autograph music in total. Last two leaves partially joined; title slightly stained; minor ink stains to last three leaves; stain to last leaf, possibly wine; outer leaves slightly soiled; central crease throughout. Untrimmed. With 19th century notation to upper right corner of title in the hand of the important Austrian music publisher Tobias Haslinger (1787-1842) stating that the manuscript was once a part of his collection: "No. 39. der Original Manuscripten Sammlung von Tob. Haslinger." Haslinger is the earliest recorded owner of the manuscript. The notation "handschrift" to lower right corner of title in a contemporary hand and, in another hand, the words "Das Wort, handschrift ist von Abbe Stadler geschrieben, das Manuscript aber ist Haydn eigenhandige Handschrift" to lower blank margin, indicating that the writer believed the notation "handschrift" to be written by the composer and friend of Haydn, Abbe Maximilian Stadler (1748- 1833) attesting to the fact that the manuscript is in Haydn&#39;s autograph. The numbers "108" and "172" to upper right corner of title in an early hand, the leaves numbered in pencil (1-8) in a later hand. Haydn has added the word "Fine" at the conclusion of the work, with "Laus Deo" below. Provenance: Tobias Haslinger; the Selden-Goth Collection; the collection of Friedrich Georg Zeilis, catalogue p. 84-85. The manuscript is executed in Haydn&#39;s characteristic hand of the period. It exhibits considerable energy and is, in all likelihood, the composing manuscript. . First published in Vienna by Artaria in 1788. "Of Haydn&#146;s few keyboard works outside the sonatas, the most important are two capriccios &#150; Acht Sauschneider müssen sein in G (hXVII:1, 1765), a variation rondo with an immense tonal range, and hXVII:4 in C (1789), another tonally wide-ranging work with elements of sonata-rondo form..." James Webster in Grove online "... this Capriccio appears to have been written with the fortepiano and not the harpsichord or clavichord in mind... using the tonic and the appearance of the theme in the tonic, Haydn spans a huge arch between the beginning and the end of the work: all this is musical thought on a very grand scale, and with this Capriccio Haydn achieved the finest keyboard work of this early period... One final point to be noted in the Capriccio is Haydn&#39;s delicate flirtation with the third-oriented keys: e to c, g to b flat to g. Here we have the remote beginnings of a subject which will continue to fascinate Haydn all through his life." Robbins Landon: Haydn: Chronicle and Works, Vol. I, pp. 551-552.

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        Doctor Edvard Youngs Nätter.

      Öfversättning ifrån engelskan. I-II. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1787-90. 8:o. 196,(1) + (2),221,(1) s. Lätt nött elegant hfrbd från 1830-talet med breda upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad och blinddekorerad rygg samt röd titeletikett i glättad papp. Grönstänkta snitt. Bakre pärmens insida med en smal remsa inklistrat papper. Några gamla noteringar i blyerts och rödkrita. Bra ex.. Andra upplagan utkom 1791-92 och tredje 1798-99. Översättaren Albrecht von Lantinghausen utbrister i förordet: "hvarest finnas ymnigare öfverflöd af rika tankebilder, eldigare uttryck och mera rörande ämnen än i Youngs Nätter?" Den svenska utgåvan är en prosaöversättning av Edward Youngs (1683-1765) "The complaint: or, night thoughts" som utkom 1742-45. Poemet anses vara inspirerat av författarens styvdotters död 1736, hennes makes 1740 och Youngs egen frus 1741. Av ett tidigare försök att översätta dikten under titeln "Sömnlösa nätter" utkom bara en första del 1770. Ytterligare en översättning trycktes i andra delen av Hans Bergeströms "poëtiska arbeten" 1784 under titeln "Nattankar" och består av fyra av de nio "nätterna". Detta är därmed den första kompletta översättningen

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        El arte poetica

      En Valencia por Joseph y Tomas de Orga 1787 - El arte poetica de Nicolas Boileau Despreau traducida del verso francés al castellano por Don Juan Bautista Madramany y Carbonell. Ilustrada con un prologo y notas del traductor. Première édition en espagnol.149pp, plus index. Peau de porc, quelques lignes à l'encre sur la page de texte,voir photo, autrement très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation on the Gipsies, being an historical enquiry, concerning the manner of life, oeconomy, customs and conditions of these people in Europe, and their origin. Written in German, translated into English by Matthew Raper.

      London, G. Bigg, 1787.4to. Contemporary calf (skilfully rebacked preserving the original spine), with red and green morocco title labels. (8),XIX,256 pp.* First English edition, first published in Dessau in 1783. - This book was the earliest scientific description of the gipsies, and it gained a European reputation for its author. Not only contemporaries, but later scholars also praised it. Grellmann proved that the gipsies were of Indian origin, something that first had been suggested on linguistic grounds by C.C. Rüdiger in 1777. - With armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park. - A little spotting but a nice copy with broad margins with the armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, West Park. - Scarce.Black 1721.

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        LEXICON OVER ADELIGE FAMILIER i Danmark, Norge og Hertugdömmerne.

      . Udgivet af det Kongelige Danske genealogiske og heraldiske Selskab. 2 bd. Kbhvn. [1787-1814]. Med kobberstukket titelblad, vignetter samt 108 plancher. LXXXIV + 348; 362 s. Usaedvanligt rent eksemplar ubeskaret i samtidig bla slidte kartonnagebind, rygge löse. * Bibl. Danica III, 937..

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        THE TOY - SHOP; or, Sentimental Preceptor. Containing Some Choice Trifles, for the Instruction and Amusement of every Little Miss and Master. Embellished with Cuts. (Price Six-pence.)

      Engraved frontispiece and 13 woodcuts in the text. 127 pages [part of page 121 - page 127 Newbery booklist]. Original Dutch floral boards. 10.5 x 8cm. Circular book label of Crockett's Library to the front board. Frontispiece and first two cuts nicely coloured by a former child owner; front free endpaper replaced; else a very good and clean copy of this sought after Newbery title. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box. Roscoe J357(2).Probably the first edition .

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWOSHOES; otherwise called Mrs. Margery Twoshoes. With The Means by which she acquired her Learning and Wisdom, and in Consequence thereof her Estate. Set forth at large for the Benefit of those, Who from a State of Rags and care, And having Shoes but half a Pair, Their Fortune and their Fame would fix, And gallop in their Coach and Six. See the original Manuscript in the Vatican at Rome, and the Cuts by Michael Angelo; illustrated with the Comments of our great modern Criticks. The First Worcester Edition.

      158, [2 ad's] pages. Engraved woodcut frontispiece and 35 woodcuts in the text based on designs from the original London Newbery version. Bound in 19th century full calf gilt, with red and black gilt labels to the spine. Binding; 10.5 x 7.5 cm. Contained in a Morocco-backed slipcase. Slight browning in the text block; restored tear to F3[ no loss]; binding slightly bumped at corners; ribbon pull missing; else an excellent. Thought for many years to be the first American edition of Goody Twoshoes, the Isaiah Thomas, Worcester edition was preceded by the New York (Hugh Gaine) 1775, the Boston 1783, and the Philadelphia 1786, editions - known by only a handful of copies, most of them incomplete, and all of which are considered to be unobtainable. Though rare, the Thomas edition is considered the earliest American edition available to collectors today.

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. The Third Edition

      London: for A. Strahan &c, 1787. London: for A. Strahan &c, 1787. THE THIRD EDITION AND THE FIRST LONDON PRINTING. 1 volume, with the error "Stinking" for Skinking" on p.267, with the engraved frontispiece portrait of Burns by I. Beugo after Alexander Nasmyth, with the half-title, complete. Bound in fine contemporary full tan calf over cords, original gilt lettered red leather spine label, original blank endleaves, hinges cracked but firmly attached, foot of spine rubbed with some loss, minor general overall handling, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy in a contemporary binding.

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        "Fridericus II." Brustbild nach halblinks im Oval des Preußenkönigs, mit Adlerorden und Perücke, im Sockel die Inschrift.

      . Kupferstich von J.F. Bause nach A. Graff, Leipzig, dat. 1787, 35 x 25 cm.. v. Campe 37. - Mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante, ein paar kleine, hinterlegte Randeinrisse und Wurmlöchlein im Hintergrund.

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        Supplement to the General Synopsis of Birds

      London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1787 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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        Collection des costumes des Provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas. Verzameling der kleederdragten in de Noordelijke Provincien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden.

      GREEVEN, Hendrik.(1787-1854) Collection des costumes des Provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas. Verzameling der kleederdragten in de Noordelijke Provincien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden. Amsterdam, Paris, Frans Buffa et Zoonen, Engelmann et Cie., 1828 (1 july 1829). 4to. Contemporary marbledboards. With lithographed title in French and Dutch, leaf with lithographed index in Dutch & French, and 20 full-page coloured lithographed plates of Dutch costumes by Vallon de Villeneuve after designs by Hendrik Greeven. Text in French and English. 24pp Beautiful coloured plates book on Dutch costumes, mainly from the Northern Provinces, with lithographs after drawings by Hendrik Greeven. (oa Walcheren, Leeuwarden, Assendelft, Hindelopen, Schokland, Zeist, Marken, Alkmaar, Zaandam, Schouwen, Nijmegen, Scheveningen, Amsterdam, Zuid-Beveland, Purmerend, ''s-Hertogenbosch, Leydorp, ) The captions to the plates are in French and Dutch, the description to each plate consists of one page in French and one page in English. The foreword is in French and English. Apart from some foxing in text a good copy.

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        Notices générales des graveurs divisés par nations et des peintres rangés par écoles. Précédées de l'histoire de la gravure et de la peinture depuis l'origine de ces arts jusqu'à nos jours, et suivies d'un catalogue raisonné d'une collection choisie d'estampes

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, Dresde 1787 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : frontispice, XLVIII, 710 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure du début du XIXe.). Première édition. Illustré par un beau frontispice de Jacob Wilhem Mechau. Michael Huber (1727-1804) était collectionneur; il inventorie dans son ouvrage environ 1500 artistes. Papier bruni, sinon bon exemplaire.

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        Neue Karte von Europa, anno 1787, Schraembl

      Neue Karte von Europa, ,1787. Kupferkarte, verlegt bei Schraembl., anno 1787, unten rechts und links an den Rändern gering gebräunt. Blattmaß: 59x76 cm...

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        Ueber die natürliche und künstliche Verbesserungs-Mittel der Wiesen nach ihrer gewöhnlichen Verschiedenheit. Eine Abhandlung welche von der Hochfürstl. Hessischen Gesellschaft des Ackerbaues und der Künste zu Cassel im Jahr 1787 den Preiß erhielt.

      Kassel: Cramer, 1787.. 6 Bl., 148 S. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, minimal berieben.. 1. Ausgabe der seltenen Preisschrift. - Interessante Abhandlung über Pflege, Erhaltung und Verbesserung der Wiesen auf der Grundlage eigener Erfahrungen und der zeitgenössischen naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse. - Etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. - Nicht bei Güntz.

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        Grundriß der allgemeinen Semeotik (Semiotik).

      Prag und Wien, Schönfeld, 1787.. (2 Bl.), 154 S. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit, gebunden. Klein 8°.. Dokument zur Medizingeschichte. Nur der Einband etwas fleckig. Siehe Photo. Thaddäus Bayer (1737-1808) ist u.a. Verfasser von: Grundriß der allgmeinen Pathologie (1782). Sehr selten !

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        Le Roi Theodore a Venise Opera Heroi-Comique en Deux Actes et en Vers Libres de G. Paeisiello[!] Traduit de l'Italien par M. Moline. Dediee a Mr. Le Baron de Bagge Chambellan de S.M. le Roi de Prusse... Gravee par Magnian. [Full score]

      Paris Cousineau [1787]. Folio. Early marbled paper over vellum, octagonal cut paper label to upper with titling in manuscript. 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's catalogue), 1f. (recto dedication, verso "Personnages") 369 pp. Engraved. With signature of publisher to foot of title and 18th-early 19th century annotations to front free endpaper regarding pieces to be copied. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; joints partially cracked; front free endpaper torn with some loss. Slightly worn and stained; title and dedication leaves detached, creased and slightly ragged at edges; small sewing holes to inner blank margins; some corner tears; tear to pp. 293/294 with repairs; 19th century collection stamp to a number of leaves, including title.. Second Edition, issue without plate number. Lesure p. 479. BUC p. 757. Robinson p. 339. RISM P484. First performed in Vienna at the Burgtheatre on August 23, 1784, at Fontainebleau on October 28, 1786 and at Versailles on November 18 of that year.

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        The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Princpal Attitudes And Positions Peculiar to the Art

      London: The Author, 1787. London: The Author, 1787. Two years after the first edition, in an oblong folio, appeared a second edition with a double column of text English and French and a third in 1767 similar in every respect to the second. In 1787, Henry Angelo, son of Domenico Angelo reproduced his father&#39;s book in a smaller format with the English text only and smaller plates. The reduced plates, 47 numbered on 44 sheets, are the same as those which appear in the appendix to Diderot and D Alembert&#39;s Encyclopedie Methodius. The elder Angelo, at a young age, first settled in France. He studied the art of fencing and also became a master horseman. He became known as one of the most elegant riders of the high horse. Before leaving France for London, there was a public fencing match at a celebrated hotel in Paris at which were present many of the most renowned professors and amateurs of that science. No sooner was his name announced, the celebrated English beauty Miss Margaret "Peg" Woffington, the renowned actress who, having met Angelo at a party became suddenly captivated by him. She followed him, while in the presence of a crowd of spectators she stepped forward and presented him with a small bouquet of roses. The audience of ladies as well as gentlemen of rank, while surprised at this, were not less struck by the gallant manner with which he received the gift. He placed it on his left breast and addressing the other knights of the sword exclaimed "This will protect against all opposers". The match commenced and he fenced with several of the first masters, not one of whom could disturb a single leaf of the bouquet. Private lessons in fencing were taught at Mr. Angelo & Son School of Fencing, in Eton, Westminster, Harrow, etc. Angelo taught fencing up to a few days before his death at 86. His school continued on through three generations. viii [1] 2-105pp.[8]pp. index, Engraved advertisement for "Mr. Angelo & Son Teach Fencing & The Broad Sword " mounted as a form of frontispiece, beautifully bound by Bayntun of Bath in full decorative calf trimmed in a decorative gilt roll, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, finely rebacked to match, raised bands gilt with compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, red leather label gilt. small marginal stain to upper edge of a handful of leaves, page 71 with earlier repair to outer margins. A very handsome copy.. Oblong Octavo.

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        Antient Gaelic Poems respecting the Race of the Fians collected in the Highlands of Scotland in the year MDCCLXXXIV

      Printed by George Bonham (Printer to the Royal Irish Academy), Dublin 1787 - 4to. Pp 79, (8, subscribers' list),184. Half calf, marbled boards. Hinges cracked but holding firmly. Small loss to head of spine. Scattered internal spotting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uiber den Straßenbau in Sandgegenden wo es an Steinen fehlet.

      Frankfurt und Mainz: Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1787.. 4°. 48 S.: 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, 5 Falttabellen. Blau marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild und goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckelfileten, Rotschnitt, gering berieben.. 1. Ausgabe. - Von der Königlichen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen gekrönte Preisschrift. - Die Tabellen enthalten Versuche mit Sand und Sandgemischen zur Straßenbefestigung, die Kupfertafeln zeigen in vielen Figuren den Straßenbau. - Alter Wappenstempel im Titelrand. - Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Engelmann 86.

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        Défense des Constitutions Américaines, ou de la Nécessité d'une balance dans les pouvoirs d'un Gouvernement Libre . . . Avec des Notes et Observations de M. de la Croix, Professeur de Droit Public au Lycée

      Chez Buisson Libraire et Imprimeur. Chez Buisson Libraire et Imprimeur. First edition in French.. Bindings a little worn; some slight stains and foxing; very nice copy.. Sabin 237. 2 vols, 8vo, contemporary quarter vellum, blue marbled paper boards, printed paper labels. Half-titles present. Adams' important contribution to constitutional theory in its first French edition published just three years after the beginning of the French Revolution. The translator's preface specifically discusses the need for a system in France similar to the American one of checks and balances. The first edition was published in London 1787-8, followed by the Philadelphia and Boston editions.

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        TA., Schloß, "Vue de Chateau de Residence a Neuwied".

      . Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1787, 18,5 x 28,8. Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Seltenes und gesuchtes Blatt!

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      LONDRES ET SE TROUVE EN PARIS CHEZ BUISSON 1787 - EDICION ORIGINAL. EXTRAORDINARIA CONSERVACION. 142+178 pp. en holandesa piel 14 x 22 centímetros. (ref-cad) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich des Großen wohlthätige Rücksicht auch auf Verbesserung teutscher Sprache und Litteratur. 176 S. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füßli und Komp., 1787.. . Erste Ausgabe der Untersuchung über die literatur- wie sprachkritischen Fähigkeiten des "Jroßen Königs", mit Quellen und einigen Anekdoten, u. a. von und über Herzberg, die Entstehung der Schrift "De la literature Allemande" betreffend. Das Buch enthält denn auch eine neue Übersetzung des berühmten Traktats über den Zustand der Literatur. - Titel und einige Blatt gebräunt, teils stärker stockfleckig. Exlibris, gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten - Goedeke IV 1, 623, 14. Fromm IV 28054.

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        Abrégé des transactions philosophiques de la Société Royale de Londres. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois, & redige par M. Gibelin. Avec des planches en taille douce. Premier partie. Tome 1/2. 2 volumes.

      Chez Buisson,, Paris, 1787 - Paris, Chez Buisson, 1787. 8°. 20 cm. XXXIV, 467 (1), XV (I), 466 Seiten. Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 22 1. Auflage. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 22 gefalteten Kupfern. Einbände wenig berieben, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. French language edition. Contemporary full leather bindings with gold tooling. With 22 folded copper engravings. Covers lightly rubbed, otherwise nearly fine condition. Sprache: Französisch Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Heidelberg. Das ehmalige Churfürstliche Residenz Schloss samt der gegend, von der Morgenseite". Blick den Neckar hinauf, links das Schloss.

      . Radierung "nach der Natur aufgenommen und gestochen von J. Rieger Manheim 1787", 22,5 x 37,5 cm.. Schefold 24742. - Der Landschaftsmaler, Radierer und Kupferstecher Jakob Rieger (1754 - 1811) war Schüler des F. Kobell. - Breitrandig auf dünnem Papier aufgezogen. - Sehr selten!

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        The Seasons

      London - J. Rivington and Sons et al, 1787. London - J. Rivington and Sons et al, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. James Thomson&#39;s famous work of beautiful poetry, illustrated. Withfour plates, one for each of the seasons. With a Life of the Author by Patrick Murdoch, and an Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson by Mr. Collins. James Thomson (11 September 1700 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of Rule, Britannia! Thomsons mother died on 12 May 1725, around the time of his writing Winter, the first poem of The Seasons. Winter was first published in 1726 by John Millian, with a second edition being released (with revisions, additions and a preface) later the same year. By 1727 Thomson was working on Summer, published in February, and was working at Watts Academy, a school for young gentlemen and a bastion of Newtonian science. In the same year Millian published a poem by Thomson titled A Poem to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton (who had died in March). He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally rubbed with loss to spine label, front joint held by the cords only, rear joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, the odd spot and some marginal spotting to the plates. Copperplate ink signature of John Davis, 1801, to front pastedown. Tidemarks togutter pages 148-58. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Dienst-Reglement für sämtliche Chur-Braunschweig-Lüneburgische Truppen. Band 1: Allgemein für sämmtliche Truppen; Band 2: Für die Infanterie, Abschnitt 1: im Frieden, Abschnitt 2: im Kriege; Band 3: Besonderes Dienst-Reglement für die Cavallerie, Abschnitt 1: im Frieden, Abschnitt 2: im Kriege.

      Hannover, Schlüter, 1787.. (32) S., 423 S., (3) Seiten; (4) S., 184 S., (98) teils gefaltete Seiten Beilagen (darunter 3 Pläne); (4) S., 282 S., (44) Seiten Anlagen (darunter 1 Plan); (16) S., 152 S., (78) teils gefaltete Seiten Beilagen (darunter 1 Plan); (26) S., 300 S., (18) Seiten Beilagen, darunter 1 Plan. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern und Rückengoldprägung.. Vollständiges (durchschossenes) Exemplar für die Infanterie und die Cavallerie (es erschien noch ein weitere Band für die Artillerie). Der erste Band beinhaltet allgemeine Anweisungen für alle drei Truppenteile. Einbände bestoßen und beschabt. Innen teils leicht stockfleckig. Die eingefügten weißen Blätter nicht beschriftet.

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        Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution 1787-2010. 4 Vols w/Supp

      , 2011 2011. Gathered Together for the First Time Vile, John R., editor. Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution 1787-2001. [with] Supplement 2001-2010. 4 Volumes. Hardcover. xvii, 442; v, 443-1141; v, 1143-1809; xii, 81 pp. Published 2003, 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772255; ISBN-10: 1584772255. New. * There were 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified between 1787 and 1992. At the same time members of Congress proposed 11,500 amendments; states have filed close to 400 additional petitions for constitutional conventions to propose amendments.These four volumes edited and introduced by John R. Vile collect and update compilations of lists of proposed amendments and convention petitions that have been scattered about in a variety of governmental reports. They also reprint classic studies by Herman Ames and Michael Musmanno that analyzed amending proposals introduced during the nation's early years. The work includes texts of basic constitutional documents like the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, and the Confederate Constitution, as well as a comprehensive index of all amendments proposed through 2001. The fourth volume comprises a supplement to the earlier three, and brings the amendments up through 2010. CONTENTS: Volume I: Introduction, Dr. John R. Vile; The Articles of Confederation; Constitution of the United States of America and its Amendments; Dates Amendments to the U.S. Constitution Were Proposed and Ratified; Constitution of the Confederate States of America; The Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United State During the First Century of Its History (1897), Herman V. Ames. Volume II: Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States; Introduced in Congress from December 4, 1889 to July 2, 1926, S. Doc. No. 93, 69th Cong. 1st Sess. (1926); Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, a Monograph on the Resolutions introduced in Congress Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, H. Doc. 551, 70th Cong., 2d Sess. (1929), Michael Angelo Musmanno; Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States Introduced in Congress from the 69th Congress, 2d Session through the 87th Congress, 2d Session, December 6, 1926 to January 3, 1963, S. Doc. No. 163, 8

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        Summa S. Thomae Hodiernis Academiarum Moribus Accomodata Sive Cursus Theologiae Part Iii: Pars Tertia Complectens Tractatus De Incarnatione

      , 1787-01-01. 1787-01-01. Hardcover. Good. . Paper covered vellum. Some dampstaining to inner bottom corner about two inches up, faint. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Paper peeling on vellum, not too severe. Minimal foxing. \r\n\r\n728pp. Over 16" tall. Fine paper. \r\n\r\nPart III: PARS TERTIA COMPLECTENS TRACTATUS DE INCARNATIONE

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        Gesamtans., "Weinheim an der Bergstrase. Das alte Schloß Windeck nebst der ganzen Bergkette bis Bensheim von der Mittagseite ..".

      . Kupferstich ( Röteldruck ) n. u. v. Jakob Rieger in Mannheim, dat. 1787, 21,5 x 36,8. Sehr seltenes Blatt. Schefold, Nr. 34946.

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

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

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        Ardinghello und die glückseeligen Inseln. Eine italiänische Geschichte aus dem sechszehnten Jahrhundert.

      Lemgo, im Verlag der Meyerschen Buchhandlung, 1787. Ca. 15 x 10,5 cm. 407 S., (2) Seiten Druckfehlerberichtigungen; (2) S., 374 S., (1) Seite Druckfehlerberichtigung. Mit zwei gestochenen Titelvignetten. Halblederbände der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. Goedeke IV1, 887, 18d; Sammlung Borst 548. "Erzählerisch am farbigsten, von reicher Thematik und stellenweise hinreißender Sprachgewalt ist sein Hauptwerk, "Ardinghello und die glückseligen Inseln", die erste literarische Gestaltung der Renaissance und zugleich Muster vieler späterer Künstlerromane. Sein Held - ein echter "uomo universale", Maler und Stegreifdichter, auf der Guitarre so geschickt wie mit der Klinge, in allen körperlichen Übungen Meister, Schachspieler, Ingenieur, Korsar, schließlich Religionsstifter und Staatsgründer - ist das von den Fesseln "barbarischer Moral" freie, Leidenschaft und Verstand, Genuß- und Tatkraft in sich vereinende große Individuum, dem in Fiordimona ein weibliches Gegenstück zur Seite gegeben ist. Der Schluß des Buches - dichterische Erfüllung von Heinses Griechenlandsehnsucht - richtet, auf zwei Inseln des Archipelagus, das Idealbild einer vom Geist des kosmischen All-Lebens durchwalteten menschlichen Gesellschaft auf." (E. Hock in NDB 8, S. 438 ff). Einbände stärker bestoßen und beschabt. Handschriftliche Noitzen auf Vorsatz. Verlagsangabe (Titelblatt) in Band 2 abgeschnitten. Seltene erste Ausgabe.

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        Essai sur l&#146;art de nager. Par l&#146;Auteur des Préceptes publiés en 1783, sous le nom de Nicolas Roger, Plongeur de Profession, & inserérés depuis dans l&#146;Encyclopédie.

      A Londres: 1787 - additional title-page printed in red (advertising the book&#146;s availability in Paris and the province&#146;s &#145;quoiqu&#146;imprimée à Londres&#146;), woodcut vignette on main title, woodcut headpiece, additional title soiled and defective in upper outer corner, other irregularities of the edges, but not loss anywhere, some foxing, pp. [i], 64, 8vo, mid- to late-19th-century half vellum, spine gilt, red lettering piece, a bit soiled and worn, sound The author refers on the title-page to this first edition of this booklet in 1783, and its subsequent inclusion in the Encyclopédie: in the text he animadverts upon the mangling of the text in the latter. His main output was Revolutionary journalism. The present work is in three sections: on swimming in general; on the elements of swimming; and on the establishment of a swimming school. In the first section Feydel gives an account of one rescue he made in particular, and in general the system of rewards in Paris as regards retrieving people from the Seine, so much for a body, and so much for someone still alive: a system open to abuse.Rare: the only copies located in WorldCat are BNF, and Stasbourg.

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE; containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes: a General History of Insects, their Transformations, Peculiar Habits and Oeconomy:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787.. London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787.. an Account of the various species and singular properties of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: A description of Three Hundred and Seventy-Nine Animalcula, with a concise Catalogue of Interesting Objects: a view of the Organization of Timber and the Configuration of Salts when under the Microscope. 2 volumes in 1, text volume and plates volume, FIRST EDITIONS, 1787. 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, Volume I: mezzotint allegorical frontispiece plate after T.S. Duché, pages: xxiii, 724 including Index and Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by the author, Volume II: 35 finely engraved large plates on 32 folding sheets illustrating microscopes and accessories and microscopically observed specimens. Bound in contemporary tree calf, rebacked in light coloured calf, raised bands, gilt rules and earlier gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, half title present in Volume I, no title page in Volume II. Corners of boards slightly worn, first few prelims in Volume I lightly browned, 1 very neat pencil margin note, faint foxing to margins of a few pages, otherwise text volume bright and clean, 12 folding plates lightly browned to varying degrees on the image, others lightly browned in the margin only, a few with pale offsetting. A very good copy. The author, George Adams, Jr. (1750-1795), was the son of one of the most famous English microscope makers of the mid-eighteenth century. His father (1720-1773) published the popular Micrographia illustrata; or, The Knowledge of the Microscope Explain&#39;d in 1746 and introduced a number of improvements in microscope design. George Adams, Jr. followed in his father&#39;s footsteps in the instrument-making business, and also published works on electricity (1784) and vision (1789). See Wellcome Library Volume II, page13. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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