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

      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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        A View of Society and Manners in Italy: with anecdotes relating to some eminent characters.

      Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell London 1787 - Fourth edition. 2 volumes, 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), occasionally with light foxing, contemporary ownership inscription to ffep "Somerset Davies". Original tree calf, flat spines in six compartments, black label to second, red numbering roundel to fourth, elaborate vine tooling to the panels. A beautiful set. A charming book, which explores 18th century Italy and the Italians by way of letters, laden with facts, observations and amusing anecdotes.

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

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        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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      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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        Guide des Amateurs et des étrangers Voyageurs à Paris ou description raisonnée de cette ville, de sa banlieue et de tout ce qu'elles contiennent de remarquable.

      1787 - Livre ancien Paris, Hardouin & Gattey, 1787, 2 volumes in-8, reliures plein veau marron, dos 5 nerfs orné de caissons doré, pièces de titre maroquin fauve, petit manque ce cuir sans conséquence sur le premier plat du tome 1, rare édition originale, 12 planches dépliantes de Thiéry gravées par Etienne Jourdan, 784 et 739 pages. [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]

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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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        Relación Histórica de la vida y apostólicas tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junípero Serra, y de las misiones que fundó en la California septentrional, y nuevos establecimientos del Monterey

      Imprenta de Don Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, calle del Espiritu Santo, Mexico 1787 - Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine (lightly rubbed, ties lacking). Housed in a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A primary source for information on the history of early California. An outstanding book on early California. Palou was a disciple of Father Junipero Serra (1713-1784) for many years, and his work is still the principal source for the life of the venerable founder of the California missions. "The letters from Father Serra to Father Palou [provide] interesting details on the various Indian tribes and their manners and customs, together with descriptions of the country.This work has been called the most noted of all books relating to California" (Hill). "Both a splendid discourse on the California missions, their foundation and management, and an intimate and sympathetic biography of the little father-present. Better, by long odds, than the bulk of lives of holy men, written by holy men" ( Libros Californianos ). The map shows the locations of nine missions (of an ultimate total of twenty-one) and also the presidios at San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco. "[The map] is of interest here because it seems to be the first on which a boundary line was drawn between Lower and Upper California" (Wheat). The plate is a portrait of Serra. First edition, second issue, with "Mar Pacifico" printed on the map (see Wagner). This is also the issue of the text with "car" instead of "pro" at the end of the index and with the phrase "a expensas de various bienhechores" preceding the imprint on the titlepage. Barrett 1946; Cowan, p.472; Graff 3179; Hill (2004) 1289; Howes P56, "c"; LC, California Centennial 34; Libros Californianos , pp.24,67; Wagner Spanish Southwest 168; Weber p.77; Wheat Transmississippi 208; Zamorano 80, 59. [28], 344pp. 1 engraved portrait, 1 folding engraved map. (Abrasion on top edge of text block). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations.To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc

      London: Printed for C. Stalker, 1787 - Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London." (Westwood & Satchell) First edition, with half-title. 12mo. Frontispiece. 112, [4, ads] pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, perforated stamp of Field Museum on title page, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Handsome copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 31 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales WITH The Antiquities of Scotland

      S. Hooper, London 1787 - Ten volumes, published between 1787-1791 - Volume One - iv, [6], iv, 160pp, [4], 63pp, [1]; Volume Two - [4], 246pp; Volume Three - [4], 168pp; Volume Four - [4], 188pp, [2]; Volume Five - [4], 195pp, [1]; Volume Six - [4], 214pp; Volume Seven - [4], 114pp, [2]; Volume Eight - [4], 172pp; Volume Nine - (Scotland) - xxiii, [1], 170pp, *173-*176 and Volume Ten - 171-308pp. Uniform later half-morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author and volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower, with eight smaller flowers surrounding and joined by curved lines, marbled endpapers. Externally, the corners are bumped, extremities slightly rubbed. Internally lightly browned and foxed throughout, occasionally heavy, with some off setting, with some colour bleed through to verso of maps. Each volume with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved title, two folding hand coloured in outline maps (map of England torn along folds) and fifty-four hand coloured county maps, with a total of seven hundred and ninety (six folding) engravings [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. The Third Edition

      for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and W. Creech, London 1787 - Engraved frontispiece portrait by Beugo after Nasmyth. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 28 mm]. xlviii, [i], 14-372 pp. Bound c.1920 by George Bayntun (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in green goatskin, the covers with a border of gilt and black fillets with semi-circular openings at the corners containing a large gilt thistle-head surrounded by black dots. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments and bands tooled with gilt and black dots, lettered in the second panel and dated at the foot, the others with a gilt thistle-head within gilt and black fillets, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt fillets, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Spine a little faded, one corner slightly bumped). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettre de Ratification sur vélin, Maison située rue des Allamandiers, Paroisse de Saint Michel, à Bordeaux, n 1792 ] "Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Sieur Jean Pierre Sorbe Aîné, et Jacques Daniel Sorbe négociants associés demeurant rue des Allemandiers size Paroisse St Michel, Nous ont fait exposer que par contrat du dix sept mail 1792 devant Maître Hazera l'un de nos Notaires à Bordeaux, ils ont acquis pour une Somme de 14660 Livresdes Sieurs et Delles Pinon Frères Sieur et Tante une maison très vieille et en bien mauvais état située à Bordeaux rue des Allemandiere parroisse Saint Michel pour en jouir en toute propriété ses hoirs et ayant-cause comme de chose

      1787 - Expédition (copie), en 1 pièce sur vélin (parchemin) format 42 x 31 cm, avec cachet de la Gironde : Les Lettres de ratification purgent les hypothèques. Bon état. La rue des Allamandiers, jouxtant la Basilique Saint Michel, joint la place Saint Michel au Quai de la Grave. Jean-Pierre Sorbe demeurant encore au "10 rue des Almandiers" en 1819 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Conférence de la Coutume de SENS sur YONNE, avec le Droit Romain, les Ordonnances du Royaume, les autres Coutumes

      à Sens, chez Tarbé 1787 - Par M. PELEE de CHENOUTEAU, Conseiller aux Baillage & Siege Présidial de SENS : Conférence de la Coutume de SENS sur YONNE, avec le Droit Romain, les Ordonnances du Royaume, les autres Coutumes. Ouvrage dans lequel on a rassemblé, sur chaque texte, les questions qui peuvent y avoir rapport, le sentiment des plus célèbres juriconsultes & les sentences & les arrêts rendus dans le ressort de la Coutume, qui ont confirmé ou interprêté les dispositions. Suivi de détails historiques sur le Baillage e SENS, rédigés par M. T.D.S., Avocat au Parlement - à Sens, chez Tarbé - 1787 - in 4 de 621 pages, plus table - reliure plein veau moucheté, dos bien orné, en bon état, sauf coiffes supérieures absentes. Petites épidermures sur les deux plats. Coins émoussés. Customary Law. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Botanical Arrangement Of British Plants; In Medicine, Diet, Rural Economy And The Arts. With An Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany, &c. &c

      M. Swinney for G.G.J. & J. Robinson 1787-1792, Birmingham - 1151 pages Vols. I-II, and 503 pages Vol. III. 21 1/2 x 14 cm. Illustrated with eight plates, five fold-outs, one plain and two in color. First published 1776 in two volumes (titled A BOTANICAL ARRANGEMENT OF BRITISH VEGETABLES.), Vol.III, a first edition, 1792 describes cryptogamia only. "This edition, was rendered especially valuable by the addition of `a new set of references to figures.'" were by Jonathan Stokes (Vols. I-II) and Stokes and Withering (Vol.III). "Sir J.E. Smith considered, that Stokes performed with great judgment the laborious task of examining almost every figure, throughout the whole botanical library, which was referable to any British plant, and of disposing citations of the whole in order, according to their comparative excellence." [see: HENREY Vol.II, p.124]. Withering, a prominent physician of Birmingham authored two other major works: "Account of the Foxglove,and Some of Its Medical Uses" (1785) and "Botanical Arrangement." Withering was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1785. Biographical references and indexes. Scattered, intermittent age-toning, a few contemporary penciled text annotations. Vols. I-II contemporary marbled boards rebacked in brown calf with leather spine labels; Vol. III in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, corners worn, boards rubbed, spine foot worn. 3 vols. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descripciones de las islas Pithiusas y Baleares

      Madrid.Imprenta viuda de Ibarra,hijos y compañia 1787 - 4to.18,5x 25 cms,Portada,XXIV,158 pgs,2 estdos plegados y un mapa añadido de las baleares por Coronelli de su rarisima obra: "teatro della guerra della Europa, Spagna". Encuadernación en marroquín rojo con armas reales de Carlos III en ambos planos enmarcado por rectangulo formado por entrelazos y filete.Lomo cuajado,tejuelo en negro con letreria dorada. Cortes, cantos y contracantos dorados.Impreso en papel de hilo.Portada con perida en margen no afectando al texto y reforzada con papel antiguo Muy buen ejemplar de esta obra que es una descripción geográfica, demográfica, económica e histórica de Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza y Formentera. Tiene en cuenta las descripciones anteriores de Ventura Serra, Antonio Despuig, Antonio Montis, Agustín Roncali, Juan Ramis y Ramis. Fine book on the Balearic islands with important provenance,King Charles III of Spain red morocco binding with his arms on both covers and with a very rare map by Coronelli of the Balearic islands included. Title page remargined and reinforced.The map,text and binding in perfect condition.The glamorous Charles III morocco bindings are very scarce and seldom appear on the market. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in North America, in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782 translated from the French by an English gentleman, who resided in America at that period; with notes by the translator.

      Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London 1787 - Octavo (22 cm); 2 volumes, xv, [1], 462; xii, 432 pages, and 5 folding copper-engraved plates (two maps, one plan, and two views). Bound in full speckled calf, ruled in gilt, with six-panel gilt-tooled spines, expertly rebacked, with new leather labels titled in gilt. Contents generally unblemished, with some light foxing at endleaves and plates. Reference: Sabin 12229; Howes C324 ("the first trustworthy record of life in the United States"). First English translation of Chastellux's vivid account of America during the Revolution. A commander under Rochambeau in George Washington's army, Chastellux stayed on in America after the war to write down his observations of the new nation and its inhabitants. His account is based on his extensive travels, including visits with Washington at Mount Vernon, Jefferson at Montecello, and Paine in Philadelphia. Chastellux enjoyed membership in the Order of the Cincinnati, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, as well as in the Academie Française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in North-America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. (2 volume set)

      London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787 - London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. 2 volumes. : folded ill., folded maps ; 22 cm. Translated by G. Grieve. cf. Dict. nat. biog., and Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 1869-70, v. 11, p. 5-9. Watt and Sabin ascribe the translation to J. Kent.Professionally re-bound. Fully bound in modern beige cloth with gilt lettering and bands on spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Personal library bookplate of James Lorimer Graham inside front board. Clean, unmarked pages. Illustrated. Folding copper-plate engraved illustration at front of each volume. Text block is clean and legible.Major General de Chastellux served during the American War of Independence as principle liaison between Rochambeau and General Washington. In later years, he placed on record and published in 1786 his complete recollections of the War. This included a description of his travels in America after the war had ended.A bright, clean, and well preserved edition of this scarce set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in North-America, In the Years 1780, 1782, and 1782

      Printed for Messrs. Colles, Moncrieffe, White, H. Whitestone, Byrne, Cash, Marchbank, Heery, and Moore, Dublin 1787 - Two volumes: xv+462 pages with two folding maps; xv+430 pages with three folding plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original full leather with black and red labels to spine, lettered in gilt. translated from the French by an English gentleman, who resided in America at that period ; with notes by the translator. Translated by G. Grieve, Watt and Sabin ascribe the translation to J. Kent. (Sabin 12229) First Irish edition. was a military officer who served during the War of American Independence as a major general in the French expeditionary forces led by general Comte de Rochambeau. Being on general Rochambeau's staff for the duration of the war, Chastellux acted as the principal liaison officer between the French commander in chief and George Washington. However the Chevalier de Chastellux was also widely recognized, at the time of his campaigns in America, as a highly talented man of letters and a member of the French Academy. After arriving in America in July 1780, Chastellux participated to the American Revolutionary War as Major General in the French expeditionary force led by general Rochambeau. During the following year, he was third in command of the French forces engaged at the decisive Siege of Yorktown in 1781 where the British were ultimately defeated. Major General de Chastellux was fluent in English and with his strong ideological support of the American cause, he served the alliance well. During the latter part of the campaign he was the principal liaison officer between George Washington and French general Rochambeau. Thereafter, Chastellux remained a personal friend of George Washington for life. Furthermore, the College of William and Mary and the University of Pennsylvania also awarded Chastellux with honorary degrees. After his return to France, Chastellux also remained in contact with Thomas Jefferson, now the American representative in Paris, whom he had previously visited on his Virginia estate at Monticello. Condition: Title page clipped at top corner, first fold out map repaired, map edges repaired, hinges repaired, previous owner's names on front paste downs and content pages else a good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alticchiero par mad. J.W.C.D.R.

      A Padoue, 1787. - In-4 (10) (1) c. (di tav. rip.) 80 XXIX c. (di tav.) frontespizio e tavole incise da Giovanni De Pian e Antonio Sandi . Dedica firmata: Le comte Benincasa. Cartoncino marmorizzato. Carte fresche e pulite senza arrossature, né gore. Alcune pagine intonse. Rosenberg-Orsini, Justine Wynne (1737-1791) figlia naturale di Richard Wynne e Anna Gazini, legittimata nel 1745. Colta e affascinante, fu introdotta nell'alta società veneziana. Frequentò il Console Britannico a Venezia, Joseph Smith; fu in rapporti molto stretti con Andrea Memmo, nobile veneziano, e discepolo delle idee architettoniche del Lodoli. In uno dei suoi viaggi attraverso l'Europa, conobbe Giacomo Casanova,che ne parlò nelle sue "Memoires". Sposò nel 1761 Philipp-Joseph, conte Orsini-Rosemberg, ambasciatore austriaco a Venezia. Quest'opera che venne scritta negl'ultimi anni della sua vita, descrive la villa, presso Padova, di Angelo Querini, grande collezionista di antiquaria. Estremamente raro. Collazionato e completo. Graesse vol.1 p.87. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TOPOGRAFIA VENETA ovvero Descrizione dello Stato Veneto. Secondo le più autentiche relazioni e descrizioni delle provincie particolari dello Stato Marittimo, e di Terraferma.

      Bassaglia,, Venezia, 1787 - 4 gr. voll. in-8, pp. (2), 237, (2); (2), 303; (2), 304; LX, 243, belliss. leg. p. pelle coeva con doppio tass. e tit. oro ai d. Segnalibri in seta cons. Risguardi in carta marmorizz. Tagli spruzzati. Con 9 tavv., talvolta ripiegate, tutte inc. in rame. L’opera più importante dell’A. (Piacenza 1752 - Mantova 1797) che gli valse il titolo di "pubblico perito agrimensore". Contiene una dettagliata descrizione del Friuli, Veneto e Dalmazia. Sono descritti usi e costumi della Vojvoda, Sebenico, Trau, Spalato, Quarnaro, Zara, etc. Manca a Lozzi. Platneriana 415. Cicogna 5233. Coleti lo data 1777 ma è un probabile errore. Belliss. esempl. su carta forte. [105]

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        Pinna Speciosa (oyster shells)

      - Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Freminville (1787-1848) Pencil and Pen and Ink studies of shells 17 1/2” x 20 1/2” framed Like his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Freminville had an adventuresome and productive life. Fremenville was the son of a naval architect. He chose a naval career after hearing a lecture on Captain Cook's voyages. At the age of 15, Freminville joined the navy and traveled to Haiti under General LeClerc. While there he discovered the great ray, native to the bay of Port-au-Prince, which came to bear his name. By the time he retired in the 1830's, Freminville had spent most of his life at sea, traveling from Iceland and Russia to Central and South America to West Africa and the Antilles, and drawing specimens of exotic species. He enjoyed much fame in his own day as an antiquary and writer of travel accounts, but he died having produced only one book on natural history subjects, Considerations Generales sur les Moeurs et les Habitudes des Serpens (1842). The drawings that Freminville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.

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