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        AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY. In a series of letters from a preceptor to his pupil. In which the most useful and interesting parts of the science are clearly and familiarly explained

      London, J. Johnson, 1787.. Second edition, 1787, corrected and improved. 8vo, approximately 215 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, attractive engraved allegorical frontispiece and 19 folding engraved plates, pages vi, (2), 437 including list of terms used in astronomy, (3) - plate list and adverts, handsomely bound in full contemporary straight grained morocco, gilt floral border to covers, 'Honoris Causa' gilt lettered on upper cover, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spine with 5 ornate gilt vases, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine and on corners, upper corner on lower cover very slightly bumped, gilt on spine slightly dull, slight traces of removal of bookplate on reverse of front endpaper, very occasional faint browning to pages, a couple of plates slightly misfolded and protruding very slightly from the text block, text offset slightly on 1 plate, a few plates slightly offset on the text. A very good clean tight copy in an attractive binding. John Bonnycastle (1750-1821) was Mathematical Master and Lecturer in Geography and Philosophy at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. His popular Introduction to Astronomy was first published in 1786 and was still in print in 1822 with a posthumous eighth edition. He was also the author of 4 mathematical text books listed on the final page of this edition. Chapters on the systems of Ptolemy, Brahe, Copernicus, Descartes and on the discoveries of Kepler, Galileo and Newton, plus latitude and longitude, the tides, time, calendar, mensuration and phenomena of objects in the solar system, eclipse etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Traité de la Culture du Nopal, et de l'Éducation de la Cochenille, dans les Colonies Françaises de l'Amérique; précédé d'un Voyage à Guaxaca

      Four folding engraved & finely hand-colored plates. cxliv, 261, [1] pp.; 2 p.l., [263]-436 pp.; 1 p.l., 94, [2] pp. Three parts in two vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, flat spines gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Cap-Français: Herbault; Paris: Delalain; Bordeaux: Bergeret, 1787. First edition of this important dyeing and travel book. "The most significant of the [dyestuff] discoveries from the New World was what was first described as the berry or fruit of the nopal cactus, as a result being referred to as grana cochinilla or cochineal. When Cortes and his crew landed in Mexico in 1519, he saw Aztec farmers harvesting the 'berries' and was amazed by the colours they achieved using this dyestuff in their clothing. He started shipping cochineal back to Spain and by 1523 had received a decree from King Charles V to send back as much as possible, not least because he could see the potential for taxes... "It was not until the development of the microscope that cochineal could finally be identified by Europeans as an insect...Commercial protectionism by the Spanish was so strong that no one in Europe saw a live female cochineal for several centuries. What was made available was always the dead and dried end product, not conducive to being identified as an insect given that the process of gathering, drying, bagging and transporting it over thousands of miles would have worn away recognisable signs, such as legs, for example, leaving a hard, silvery-red 'berry'... "The Spanish were adamant about retaining a monopoly over their finds from the New World, and they succeeded for nearly two centuries by keeping non-Spanish adventurers at bay and making all imports from the Americas go through the city of Seville, to keep a tight control over taxation and distribution. In the 18th century the French sent a spy, Nicolas-Joseph Thiery de Menonville (1739-80), to try to steal the secrets of cochineal farming. He managed to learn how they were produced and even stole some plants containing cochineal insects. By the time he reached Saint Domingue (Haiti) he had lost most of the plants and struggled to establish a colony although he was granted the title of botaniste du roi in recognition of his efforts. However, these efforts finally caught up with him and within three years, before he had been able to send any cochineal back to France, he died of a fever. The Spanish retained their monopoly."-Susan Kay-Williams, The Story of Colour in Textiles (2013), pp. 80-81. The dye produced by the cochineal insect, because of the quality of the red dye it gave, became the second most valuable export from Mexico after silver and the most important red dye in European textiles. Fine set. The handsomely colored plates depict the cactus and the cochineal insect. ❧ Edelstein, Sidney, "Spanish Red -- Thiery de Menonville's Voyage a Guaxaca" in American Dyestuff Reporter, 47 (1958), pp. 67-74. Pritzel 9214. Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria, 1037-"The book was published posthumously and contains a short biography of the author and the journal of a voyage to Mexico in search of the cactus and its very useful and valuable parasite." .

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        An Historical Relation of the Origin, Progress, and Final Dissolution of the Government of the Rohilla Afghans in the Northern Provinces of Hindostan. Compiled from a Persian Manuscript and other Original Papers

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1787 Book. Very Good. Papered boards. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1787. First Edition. Octavo. xvii, 298 pp. Original grey papered boards rebacked in style with beige paper and printed paper label. A very good copy. Charles Hamilton, Esq. An Officer in the Service of the Honourable East-India Company on the Bengal Establishment. The Rohillas, described by Macaulay as "the finest population in India" were military adventurers from Afghanistan who had entered India some 35 years earlier and settled in Rohilkind, a stretch of country between the Ganges and Himalayas on the north-western borders of Oudh. In 1774 Shuja-ud-daula, with the assistance of a brigade of the East India Company's troops provided by Warren Hastings, invaded Rohilkind, killing their principal chief, Hafiz Rahmat, and annexing the country. This action figured later in the charges against Hasting during his impeachment. Hamilton, a lieutenant in the Indian army, served in the campaign against the Rohillas where he collected materials for this, his first book. He was a noted orientalist, and one of the first members of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta. In 1791, whilst in England, he was appointed resident at the court if the grand vizier at Oudh, but died, aged 39, before he could take up the appointment. A second edition was published in 1788. Cox I, p 256; Bibliography of Afghanistan 2480. "A student of oriental languages, Hamilton was one of the first members of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. During an expedition against the Rohillas of Afghanistan he obtained a collection of Persian manuscripts from which he wrote his Historical relation of the origin, progress, and final dissolution of the government of the Rohilla Afghans in the northern provinces of Hindostan (1787). In the year before its publication Hamilton gained permission to return home for five years in order to translate from the Persian the Hedaya (published in 1791 as Hedaya, or, Guide), a commentary on Muslim laws, for which task he had been selected by the governor-general and council of Bengal" (Oxford DNB)..

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        Summa S. Thomae

      Venetiis - Petri Savioni, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome example of Charles-Rene Billuart's version of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologae. Four volumes in three, complete. In Latin. Thomas Aquinas (1225 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. The Summa Theologae (written 12651274) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas and although unfinished, is consideredone of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature. It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man's purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God. It is famous, among other things, for its five arguments for the existence of God, the Quinque viae. Charles-Rene Billuart's adaptation of the Summa, which he completed in 1751, was intended for use in universities. He later also published a compendium. With an attractive engraving of a ship to each title page, as well as a copperplate inscription. Condition: In half roan bindings with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear and bumpingto extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean but with the occasional spot and handling mark. Ink stamps to front endpapers and title pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Briefe über Kalabrien und Sizilien

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1787 - 1792.. 3 Bände. Mit 3 Kupfertiteln, 7 (3 gef.) Kupfertafeln, 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte und 2 gefalt. Tabellen. XV, 428 S., 1 Bl.; XXIII, 500 S., 2 Bll. (le. w.); 38 S., 2 Bll., 902 S., 2 Bll. (le. w.). Hellbraune HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenfileten, 2 farb. Rückenschildern und Grünschnitt. Boucher de la Richarderie III, 47ff; Engelmann 378; Mira I, 87; Schröder I, 172; Marbacher Kat. Nr. 105; Tresoldi 60; Willnat 181, 17/4; vgl. Fossati Bellani 423. - Erste Ausgabe. - Bartels (1761-1850), der spätere Bürgermeister von Hamburg, unternahm nach Abschluss seines Studiums der Theologie und der orientalischen Sprachen seine Italienreise, "wobei er neben archäologischen und kunstgeschichtlichen naturwissenschaftliche, geographische und statistische Studien betrieb" (NDB I, 597). Die Kupfertitel jeweils mit einer Ansicht, darüber hinaus eine Übersichtskarte, Pläne, ein Porträt u. a. - Die attraktiven Einbände kaum berieben, die Rücken gering fleckig. Gering gebräunt und stockfleckig. Fliegende Vorsätze mit Besitzeintrag und Monogrammstempel von Adolph Christoph von Hake (1747-1825; hannoveranischer Militär), die Drucktitel mit Namensstempel um (Von Hake, Hasperde)

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        The series of four separately issued coloured aquatint views of the Pacific

      London,, 1787.. The complete set of four aquatints, each 440 x 600 mm., handcoloured; a fine set; some very light foxing but complete with full captions (often lacking), mounted and framed. A full set of the four beautiful handcoloured aquatints, prepared from watercolours by John Cleveley after original drawings made by his brother James in the South Seas. Perhaps the most magnificent Pacific marine prints ever issued, they have been described as 'the kind of prints that anyone who travelled with Cook, whether officer, midshipman or able seaman, might want to possess to remind him and his family of the days when he travelled with Cook' (Joppien & Smith).Each of the four images shows Resolution and Discovery at anchor in the Society and Sandwich islands. The settings are ideals of Pacific beauty, and particularly of the moments of contact between the European crews and the islanders; whether it is a peaceful transaction being carried out alongside a beached cutter, or the colour and violence of Cleveley's version of Cook's death in Kealakekua Bay.They are based on designs by James Cleveley, who was ship's carpenter on the expedition; although not formally trained, he appears to have been a proficient artist. After the voyage returned to England in October 1780 his brother John, a professional draughtsman, took the sketches made on the voyage ("drawn on the spot", according to the original prospectus issued for the prints), and worked them up into finished watercolours. John Cleveley was a maritime painter who followed in the tradition established by his father. He was known for his watercolours and his skill as a draughtsman, and it was this renown that led to his being appointed draughtsman to Sir Joseph Banks' voyage to Iceland in 1772 (after Banks' famous withdrawal from Cook's second voyage).These aquatints were prepared in 1787-8. In the process of preparing them for European eyes, the landscape has been tamed and the islanders portrayed in a manner both dignified and classical. The finished works portray the Pacific islands and their inhabitants in a picturesque and idealised manner, which perhaps has more to do with conforming to European notions of a Pacific Arcadia than specific representations of the islands as they were.Rare in any state, this excellent set retains the original captions, which are often lacking.Beaglehole, III, pp. ccxiv; Beddie, 1752-1783; Nan Kivell and Spence, p. 68.

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (Copy belonging to George Washington's Secretary)

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. First Edition. Hardcover. Other than lacking the map, the contents are complete with some sporadic foxing but generally clean. The hinges are cracked with the covers loose but still attached; about an inch of leather is lacking at the base of the spine with some loss of leather on the rear cover. Overall about Very Good and a remarkable association copy. Contemporary tree calf leather with gilt-decorated spine and a gilt-lettered black morocco spine label; [4], 382 pages. With the folding table of the Indian tribes and the woodcut of Madison's Cave but lacking the folding map, as is often the case. This work had its origins in a questionnaire circulated to America's governors in 1781 by Francois BarbÈ-Marbois, a French diplomat stationed in Philadelphia. Jefferson, after completing his term as Virginia's governor, responded to these questions on 20 December 1781. Realizing that his efforts might interest a broader audience, he continued to expand his manuscript over the coming years. In 1785, he had a handful of copies printed for private distribution, which was followed by a French translation in 1786. The present edition, printed in 1787, is the first published edition in English and the first (and only) book-length work Jefferson ever published. The published Notes remained framed in terms of Jefferson's responses to BarbÈ-Marbois''s 23 questions. Jefferson went much further than the questions demanded, however. Asked "The number of its inhabitants?", Jefferson responded with a 10-page demographic analysis of Virginia. The work contains extended sections on Virginia's economy, slavery, Indians, constitution, and laws. It concludes with 3 appendices: a commentary on the text by Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress; the 1783 draft of Virginia's constitution (which Jefferson proudly declared to be a legal code drafted in "the plain language of common sense"); and the Virginia Assembly's 1786 act establishing religious freedom (entirely drafted by Jefferson, who considered it as second in importance of his achievements after the Declaration of Independence). Church 1189; Clark I: 262; Howes J-78; Sabin 35895; Vail 760. This copy with the ownership SIGNATURE at the top of the first page of text of George Washington Craik who served George Washington as his secretary during the president's second term. He was the son of Dr. James Craik, the first U.S. surgeon general and Washington's personal physician who attended him at his death. Dr. Craik named his son after the president who educated George Washington Craik.

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        Cytherea Dione (shells)

      Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Freminville (1787-1848)Pencil and Pen and Ink studies of shells17 1/2? x 20 1/2? framedLike 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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        Coquilles Fluviatiles et Terrestres des Antilles

       A stunning original ink study by Christophe Paulin de la Poix de Fremenville (1787-1848). This life-like sketch is exquistetly rendered and includes minute details and marvelous shading. Overall this piece is 17.5"x11.25". The smaller white paper containing the drawing has been and has been tipped into a larger colored and textured paper backing that frames the compostion.Like his contemporary John James Audubon, the Chevalier Fremenville 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, Fremenville 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.In 1819 he published a book with Thomas M'Keevor called "A voyage to Hudson's Bay during the summer of 1812: containing a particular account of the icebergs and other phenomena which present themselves in those regions; also, a description of the Esquimeaux and North American Indians; their manners, customs, dress, language, &c." which was pubilshed in Londonand Printed by Sir Richard Phillips and Co.By the time he retired in the 1830's, Fremenville 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 Fremenville left behind were intended for a half-dozen other related works on exotic butterflies, fish, mollusks, snakes, and other reptiles, but these books remained unrealized.Overall this piece is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. 

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        Samtlige Skrivter.

      2 bd. Kbhvn. 1787. Med kobberstukket portræt, 2 allegoriske titelvignetter samt vignetter i teksten, alle stukket af Georg Chr. Schule efter Erik Paulsens tegninger. (24) + (24, subskribenter) + 318; (4) + 344 s. Eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i smukke senere halvlæderbind i gammel stil med titel- og tomefelter i anden farve skind, samt rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggene. Enkelte blade med fugtskjold foroven. Gammelt navn på friblad.. Den første samlede udg. af Wessels skrifter. Udgivet på foranledning af Jens Baggesen, C. Pram og P.J. Monrad. Bibl. Dan. IV, 169

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        MEMOIRE SUR LA POSSIBILITE D'ETABLIR A BORDEAUX UN NOMBRE SUFFISANT DE FONTAINES

      MICHEL RACLE 1787 - R300074310: 79 pages illustrées de 5 grandes planches dépliantes en noir et en couleur (1 carte, 1 schéma et 3 tableaux). Tracé manuscrit sur la carte des points d'eaux et des conduits en vert et rouge. Notes manuscrites datant de 1790 "Jauge des sources". Table manuscrite. Titre et fleurons dorés. Sur 4 feuilles manuscrites : Dénombrement général de la population de la ville de Bordeaux . Notes sur les difficultés des travaux . Lettre d'invitation pour MONSIEUR THIAC par MESSIEURS LES JURATS . Morceau d'envellope servant de notes . Notes sur les sources de Mérignac et d'Arlac, et sur la possibilité de réunion vers le lieu Le tondut. Petite déchirure sur la carte. Ouvrage conçu par un collectif composé de LARROQUE (Mathématicien), THIAC AINE (Fontainier), BOUFIN (Ingénieur et architecte de la ville) et BLANC (Professeur d'hydrographie). Ouvrage réservé à THIAC AINE. Tiré à 6 exemplaires. Table des planches : Niveau des sources (en bleu) et des places (en rouge) . Plan géométral de la ville et faubourg de Bordeaux avec tous les changements fait jusqu'à présent (1787) . Premier tableau contenant les nombres de sources, leurs qualités suivant l'analyse que messieurs les jurats en ont fait faire, leur produit selon les notes qui sont au dépôt des papiers de la ville, leur distance à la place Dauphine, leur hauteur relativement à cette même place, et la hauteur de la place Dauphine par rapport au différent quartier de la ville . Second tableau contenant les noms des sources qu'on propose de conduire à Bordeaux, et leur qualité, leur produit, leur distance, leur niveau, la distribution qu'on propose de faire de leurs eaux, avec les nouvelles observations à faire à ce sujet . Troisième tableau contenant un aperçu général estimatif de la dépense a faire pour conduire les eaux des sources de Mérignac, d'Arlac et des Carmes dans les différents quartiers de Bordeaux, soit avec des tuyaux de fer, ou des aqueducs, ainsi que les dépenses à faire aux sources et pour les fontaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres posthumes . ou mémoire de M. Turgot, sur les administrations provinciales, mis en parallele avec celui de M. Necker, suivi d'une lettre sur ce plan, & des observations d'un républicain sur ces mémoires; & en général sur le bien qu'on doit attendre de ces administrations dans les monarchies.

      Lausanne 1787 Grand in-8° broché, IV-167 pages. Couverture d'attente de l'époque, exemplaire à grandes marges sans rousseurs dans un état magnifique Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili. -

      Bologna, Stamp. di S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1787.In-8. Legatura del primo '800 in m. pelle con fregi impr. a secco ed in oro. Grande carta geografica del Cile inc. in rame e più volte ripiegata. 333, (1) pp.; lievi fioriture ed arrossature sparse. Prima edizione. In fine vi è uno studio ed un vocabolario sulla lingua degli Araucani (pp. 309-323), seguito dalla più antica bibliografia di opere sul Cile (pp. 324-328). Leclerc 1959. Sabin 49888.

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

      London: T. Cadell, 1787. First edition, with errata page. Slight rubbing of edges, front hinge weak, else fine. Large quarto (10-7/8 x 8-3/8 inches) .

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        Raccolta dei disegni delle fabbriche regie de' bagni di Montecatini nella Valdinevole. -

      Firenze 1787.Grande in-folio. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con angoli, piatti ricoperti da carta decorativa floreale; minime abrasioni. Frontespizio inc. con veduta e stemma (Antonio Terreni inventò e disegnò, Gaetano Vascelllini incise), una magnifica veduta panoramica a doppia pagina (Antonio Terreni disegnò, Cosimo Zucchi incise), e 14 tavole a doppia pagina, la prima con una pianta del territorio dei Bagni di Montecatini, le altre con facciate, spaccati, dettagli architettonici degli edifici e le piante delle tubature idrauliche per condurre le acque dalle sorgenti alle terme (incise da Cosimo Zocchi, Gaetano Vascellini, G.B. Cecchi e Cosimo Colombini su disegni di Antonio Terreni). (3) ff. con le descrizioni delle tavole. Ottimo esemplare a pieni margini. Prima e unica edizione di questa magnifica opera. Le terme di Montecatini, già utilizzate dai Romani e molto apprezzate durante il Rinascimento, subirono un declino nella seconda metà del ?500 che durò oltre due secoli. La rinascita della cittadina la si deve al Granduca Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena, che affidò a valenti idraulici la sistemazione delle fonti e al Paoletti, il maggiore architetto fiorentino del tempo, la progettazione degli stabilimenti termali - il Bagno Regio (1773), le Terme Leopoldine (1779) e il Tettuccio (1779) - nonché un riassetto urbanistico della località. Moreni I, 125. Lozzi 2908. Berlin Kat. 2731. First and only edition of this magnificent work on the ancient thermal resort of Montecatini, west of Florence. With an engr. title, a superb double page view, 14 double page plates, the first one being a map, the others showing façades, plans, sections and details of the spa buildings as well as the plans for the plumbing to conduct the waters from the springs into the bath complexes, all superbly engraved. (3) ff. of explanations of the plates. A fresh and large copy bound in contemp. half vellum (slightly rubbed).

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        PROCES-VERBAL des séances de l'Assemblée provinciale du Berri tenue à Bourges, octobre 1786.

      A Bourges, chez Christo et à Paris chez Née de la Rochelle 1787 In-4° broché en couverture d'attente de l'époque, très bel exemplaire non rogné, (2), 48, 262 pp. - - - of the proceedings of the very first Assemblée Provinciale, as planned by Turgot and created by Necker. The distinction between the three orders was practically neglected and the voting was by call. This Assemblée was, together with the one of Haute-Guienne, the only one to survive until the revolution. During the years of its existence, the Assemblée made important decisions: the corvée was abolished and in this respect Berri became the example for all other provinces; improvement of waterways, extensively dealt with in the proceedings, was promoted because of the high costs of transport by land; the new doctrine of Turgot of 'liberté du travail' was adopted. Important document as the Berry was a sort of experiment for the futur provincial assemblies. In these minutes one finds essais on agriculture, industry, various taxes in use, the Ponts et Chaussees, the future construction of the canal and its navigation Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Poetical Works. Four volumes bound in one

      Glasgow Andrew Foulis 1787. G : in good condition External joint splitting along upper front board. Modern rebind with original backstrip. Wear to corners and extremities. Prelims foxed. Reinforced inner hinges. Marbled endpapers. Aeg Reprint Full leather cover with blind-stamped tooled morocco design 380mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 116pp, 20pp notes; vii, 75pp, 6pp notes;xv, 130pp; viii, iii, 47pp.

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        Good autograph letter signed to "My dear Lord" [most likely the Earl of Wigtown], 3-sides 4to:

      "Many many thanks for the very kind favour of your letter and the paper enclosed. This is the first letter I have been able to open since my being here, the gout having very unfairly attacked my right hand, which has been very painful indeed, but I hope the waters they have made me drink will enable me to leave this place the first week in feby as I believe that will be time enough to begin the attack about the Eustatius papers and the noble Lord who from a real sense of Honour stood forth to support me, is now here and will be in town about the time I propose, he persists in the opinion he gave in the House and will go through with it - tis hard at my time of life I am forced to stand forth and complain of a Minister who has such a weight and such support as the Marquis - but what must be, must be. Party I am not of, but the Party of my King & Country and nothing but the base treatment I have met with, and the Cruel and unjust sentence of a Privy Council, could have made appear an accuser in a House of Parliament, and let my Country know the injuries I have suffered - with them I leave it, and whatever they may determine in this affair, it will be my duty to acquiesce .I have received a pamphlet, from the Author of a paper which I hear makes a great noise, I could wish they would let me alone, and let me pass the remainder of my life, in ease, far from the noise of the World and from Envy and Malice…….". Bath, Jan'y 26th 1787. *Rodney had taken the Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the West Indies in 1781 but much of the booty seized, often belonging to British merchants, was lost to the French when the homeward bound convoy in which it was shipped was intercepted by La Motte Picquet in the western approaches. Such fortune as did escape La Motte Picquet was to drain away from Rodney in the years after the war as he lost many of the cases brought against him in the high court by the merchants seeking compensation for their lost cargoes. Claims appeared to an amount exceeding the whole of the captured property and, in settling them, Rodney 'died in honourable poverty'. [see O.D.N.B.]

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        GUIDA DEL FORESTIERE PER LA CITTA' DI FERRARA

      FRANCESCO POMATELLI AL SEMINARIO FERRARA 1787 Vol. in 16° piccolo: frontespizio, pagg. 4 n.n., 176; 8 tavv. e una pianta di Ferrara f.t. incise su rame. Cartonato coevo, titolo a stampa su tassello al dorso. Vecchia nota di possesso manoscritta alla prima carta bianca. La tavola con il monumento a Lodovico Ariosto è disegnata da Luigi Passega e incisa da Giuliano Zuliani (c.a 1730 - c.a 1814), la carta della città è su disegno sempre di Passega e incisa da Luigi Ughi (1749-1823). Luigi Passega de' Passeyer (Ferrara, 1743-1811) insegnò geometria all'Università di Ferrara, esperto di idraulica fu al servizio dello Stato Pontificio prima e di quello napoleonco poi, quando fu nominato ingegnere capo del Dipartimento del Basso Po. Condizioni ottime.

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        Tragedie. Seconda edizione, riveduta dall'autore, e accresciuta.

      Parigi, Da' Torchj di Didot Maggiore, 1787 - 1789.6 voll. in-8° (225x148mm), pp. CXX, 279, (3); 383, (3); 419, (3); 441, (3); 425, (3); (8) 272, (4) di errata e avviso al lettore; bella legatura in piena pelle marmorizzata marrone con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello bicromo, uno rosso e uno verde, e fregi e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Segnacoli in seta. Unghie decorate in oro, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Dedica a stampa di Alfieri a George Washington, salutato come liberatore dei popoli. Qualche lieve fioritura. Firme antiche di possesso. Freschissimo esemplare. Pregiata edizione del corpus tragico alfieriano curato personalmente dall'Autore a Parigi. L'Alfieri era assai fiero della riuscita di questa edizione, di mirabile nitore tipografico, a differenza della prima, impressa dal Pazzini di Siena nel 1783. Le tragedie del quinto volume sono quelle inedite (Bruto Primo, Mirra, Bruto Secondo); il secondo vol. reca la dicitura editoriale "volume di scarto" e non sempre si trova unito ai precedenti; tale volume contiene le tragedie Filippo, Polinice, Antigone, stampate nel 1787 ed eliminate dal primo volume. In varii esemplari del primo vol. figura un ritratto di Alfieri inciso dal Morghen da invenzione del Fabre, ma, come avverte il Bustico, "non tutti però gli esemplari hanno di fronte detto ritratto". Bustico, pp. 4-5: "Edizione di Crusca.. Di questa edizione ci parla l'Alfieri stesso nella Vita (Cap. XVII) e di essa si compiaceva: vi ha di essa un sesto volume, così detto di scarto, di cui diamo preciso ragguaglio, pur considerandolo parte di questa edizione". Graesse, I, 74. Brunet, I, 74. Gamba, 2527. Poggiali, p. 96: "Sceltissima". Per far di bianca carta carta nera. Prime edizioni e cimeli alfieriani, pp. 48-63.

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        [Lettre de Ratification sur vélin, Maison située paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot, Généralité de La Rochelle, le 13 décembre 1787 ] "Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Pierre Virens Peintre et Demoiselle Gabrielle Villiers son Epouse, et le Sieur Honoré Gourdain peintre demeurant à La Rochelle, nous ont fait exposer que par Contrat passé devant Bonnaud et son confrère Notaire à La Rochelle, le 29 août dernier ... dont l'extrait au terme de l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 a été exposé l'espace de deux mois en l'auditoire de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle suivant le certificat qu'en a donné Bonin commis de notre Greffier le onze du présent mois, ils ont acquis de Pierre Lachambre Etudiant Pierre Auguste Lachambre Marin et Demoiselle Marie Lachambre demeurant tous à Mauzé les trois quarts dans une petite Maison située à La Rochelle paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot Censive du Roy Moyennant Deux Mille cent livres pour en jouir en toute propriété ses hoirs et ayant-cause comme ... leur appartenant à la date du vingt neuf août dernier, lesquel (?) de maison appartenait auxdits Sieur et Demoiselle Lachambre, , ainsi qu'il est énoncé en le contrat devant (ex?) lesdits Sieur Virens, son epouse et Gourdain jouir dudit ..... et quoique les Privilèges et Hypothèques suivants et conformément à l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 Nous ont très humblement fait supplier de vouloir bien leur accorder nos Lettres sur ce Nécessaires, aux considérations de notre Conseil qui a vu le contrat... le certificat de dépôt et autres pièces cy attachées, sous le contrescel de notre Chancellerie, nous avons ratifié ledit contrat du 29 août dernier, Voulons qu'il soit exécuté selon sa Teneur ; ce faisant que les Exposants, leurs hoirs et ayants-cause soient reconnus propriétaires incommutables dudit trois quart de maison, circonstances & dépendances, en jouissent et disposent comme de choses à eux appartenantes, purgées des privilèges et hypothèques conformément à notre arrêt du mois de juin 1771. Mandons à nos conseillers de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle qu'ils aient à faire jouir l'exposant de l'effet des présentes, Car tel est notre plaisir : en témoin de quoi nous avons fait mettre notre scel en cesdites présentes. Données à La Rochelle treize décembre mil sept cens quatre vingt sept. Par le Conseil".

      Document sur vélin (parchemin) format 45 x 27 cm : "Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Pierre Virens Peintre et Demoiselle Gabrielle Villiers son Epouse, et le Sieur Honoré Gourdain peintre demeurant à La Rochelle, nous ont fait exposer que par Contrat passé devant Bonnaud et son confrère Notaire à La Rochelle, le 29 août dernier ... dont l'extrait au terme de l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 a été exposé l'espace de deux mois en l'auditoire de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle suivant le certificat qu'en a donné Bonin commis de notre Greffier le onze du présent mois, ils ont acquis de Pierre Lachambre Etudiant Pierre Auguste Lachambre Marin et Demoiselle Marie Lachambre demeurant tous à Mauzé les trois quarts dans une petite Maison située à La Rochelle paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot Censive du Roy Moyennant Deux Mille cent livres pour en jouir en toute propriété ses hoirs et ayant-cause comme ... leur appartenant à la date du vingt neuf août dernier, lesquel (?) de maison appartenait auxdits Sieur et Demoiselle Lachambre, , ainsi qu'il est énoncé en le contrat devant (ex?) lesdits Sieur Virens, son epouse et Gourdain jouir dudit ..... et quoique les Privilèges et Hypothèques suivants et conformément à l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 Nous ont très humblement fait supplier de vouloir bien leur accorder nos Lettres sur ce Nécessaires, aux considérations de notre Conseil qui a vu le contrat... le certificat de dépôt et autres pièces cy attachées, sous le contrescel de notre Chancellerie, nous avons ratifié ledit contrat du 29 août dernier, Voulons qu'il soit exécuté selon sa Teneur ; ce faisant que les Exposants, leurs hoirs et ayants-cause soient reconnus propriétaires incommutables dudit trois quart de maison, circonstances & dépendances, en jouissent et disposent comme de choses à eux appartenantes, purgées des privilèges et hypothèques conformément à notre arrêt du mois de juin 1771. Mandons à nos conseillers de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle qu'ils aient à faire jouir l'exposant de l'effet des présentes, Car tel est notre plaisir : en témoin de quoi nous avons fait mettre notre scel en cesdites présentes. Données à La Rochelle treize décembre mil sept cens quatre vingt sept. Par le Conseil". Les Lettres de ratification purgent les hypothèques. Bon état Français

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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 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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        Veduta di Baja presa dal monte nuovo

      Veduta panoramica del golfo con Pozzuoli e Capri, incisa da W. Gmelin dal dipinto di Hackert. Edizione originale edita da George Hackert, stampata su carta del ?700. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Napoli Naples 590 430

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        Della filosofia della storia. Libri tre dell'Abate Aurelio De' Giorgi Bertola patrizio riminese....

      Stamperia di G. Bolzani 1787 In 8, pp. (8) + 412 + (4). Cart. coeva con rinforzo al d. Bordi intonsi. Edizione originale non comune di uno dei saggi più importante di questo scrittore riminese, attento viaggiatore, e studioso di estetica. Questo del Bertola fu il primo libro che in Italia porto' titolo di filosofia della storia; libro e titolo poco esplorati dalla tradizionale letteratura, eppure rappresentativi di un pensiero che merita di essere compreso in se' e per se', considerato l'ancoraggio ad alcune delle fondamentali esperienze culturali del tempo: il confronto critico con la storiografia illuministica e i modelli di 'storia filosofica' di Montesquieu e Voltaire, di Condillac e Gibbon; l'adesione al concetto di 'civilta' nell'indagine sulle 'cagioni', i 'mezzi' e gli 'effetti' del corso storico; il ritorno all'antico e l'analisi delle cause fisiche e morali della 'floridezza' e della 'decadenza' delle nazioni; la fortuna dell'esperienza massonica e la problematica conciliazione del principio 'ermetico' della ciclicita' della storia con la teoria illuministica del progresso. In sostanza l'autore riminese credeva, sbagliandosi, essere ormai finite le grandi rivoluzioni, e che i cambiamenti sarebbero avvenuti attraverso graduali trasformazioni. ITA

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        Samtlige Skrivter.

      2 bd. Kbhvn. 1787. Med kobberstukket portræt, 2 allegoriske titelvignetter samt vignetter i teksten, alle stukket af Georg Chr. Schule efter Erik Paulsens tegninger. (24) + (24, subskribenter) + 318; (4) + 344 s. Eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med gulddekoration på ryggen og titellabel i anden farve skind. Biblioteksnummer trykt i guld forneden på rygge. Svagt plettet.. Den første samlede udg. af Wessels skrifter. Udgivet på foranledning af Jens Baggesen, C. Pram og P.J. Monrad. Bibl. Dan. IV, 169

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        Observations on the Plan of Government Submitted to the Federal Convention, in Philadelphia, on the 28th of May, 1787. Delivered at Different Times in the Course of their Discussions

      Francis Childs New York: Francis Childs, 1787. 27 pages. Incomplete, but missing pages (pgs. 11-26) are suppplied in facsimile from the copy held at the Library of Congress. Measures 20.4cm; sheets sewn; unbound. Howes P375 states: This speech, made before the Constitutional Convention, furnishes the only contemporary clue to the much discussed Pinckney plan for a Federal Constitution. Charles Pinckney (1757-1824).. First Edition. Paperback. Good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Shorter Catechism, Composed By the Assembly of Divines, at Westminster, Containing, the Principles of the Christian Religion, with Scripture-Proofs

      Albany, New York: J. Newlands, P. Sim et al, Printed By Charles R. Webster. 1787. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. S Soft Cover. Fair. Published at Albany, NY, 1787. Evans 25030, exceptionally rare. Plain gray softcover, stitched binding, 40 pages. Includes A Scheme of Prayer, beginning at page 36. Covers worn, creased and lightly chipped, probably restitched long ago, contents age-toned but clean with some minor edge chipping and minor dampstaining to upper edges of final few pages, name [Lucy Burn or Burk?] inside front cover.

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        Samtlige Skrivter.

      2 bd. Kbhvn. 1787. Med kobberstukket portræt, samt 2 allegoriske titelvignetter og vignetter i teksten, alle stukket af Georg Chr. Schule efter Erik Paulsens tegninger. (24) + (24, subskribenter) + 318; (4) + 344 s. Totalt ubeskåret og meget stort eksemplar på skrivepapir, indbundet i ét samtidig halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning.. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Geheimeråd BOLLE WILLUM LUXDORPH og bærer hans navnetræk på indersiden af forsatsbladet samt hans super-exlibris på forpermen. Senere har bogen tilhørt C. MOLBECH med hans navnetræk samt årstallet 1810, ligeledes på forsatsbladet. Et helt usædvanligt eksemplar med en fantastisk proveniens af den første samlede udgave af Wessels skrifter. Udgivet på foranledning af Jens Baggesen, C. Pram og P.J. Monrad. Bibl. Dan. IV, 169

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        Sammandrag af justitiæ-rådets herr Casten Niebuhrs resa i Levanten och beskrifning om Arabien, med kopparstick.

      Af Samuel Ödmann. Sthlm, Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, 1787. 8:o. (24),455,(22,3 blanka) s. & 4 grav. plr. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och brun titeletikett av glättad papp. Ryggen lite naggad upptill. Försättsbladet saknas. En bortskrapad gammal namnteckning på insidan av främre pärmen. Sista opaginerade bladet i början med en reva i övre marginalen. Små hål i inre marginalen på s. 65 och 161, en mindre fläck i texten på s. 407-08 och en gammal lagad reva i övre marginalen på s. 433. För övrigt endast sporadiska lagerfläckar. Med J. P. Arenius namnteckning.. Bibliotheca danica II:413. Cox A reference guide to the literature of travel I:238 för originalutgåvan. Niebuhr deltog i den danska expeditionen till främre orienten som ägde rum 1761-67 och var dess astronom och kartograf. Linnelärjungen Peter Forsskål var expeditionens botaniker. Den splittrades av inre stridigheter, framförallt riktade mot filologen F. C. von Haven som t.o.m. beskylldes för mordförsök. Både Forsskål och von Haven avled i nuvarande Jemen under våren 1763 och Carsten Niebuhr var till slut den ende som överlevde expeditionen. Forsskåls manuskript och samlingar skickades till Köpenhamn där de efter flera år togs om hand, redigerades och utgavs av Niebuhr i tre separata arbeten. Niebuhrs egen resebeskrivning "Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und anderen umliegenden Ländern", efter vilken detta är en bearbetad översättning, utgavs första gången, på tyska, i Köpenhamn 1774-78 i två delar. En tredje del utkom först 1834. Hans första skildring från expeditionen "Beschreibung von Arabien" utkom 1772. Ödmann nämner båda arbetena i förordet, men slår sig mest för sitt svenska bröst och framhåller Forsskåls resultat och beskrivningar som expeditionens egentliga behållning

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        VERSI.

      Stamperia Reale 1787 In-8 p. (mm. 225x145), 2 opere dello stesso A. in 1 vol., mz. pelle coeva con ang. (abras. ai piatti), filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso. La raccolta di "Versi" è divisa in due parti: 13 cc.nn., 106 pp.num., 1 c.b.; 6 cc.nn., 99 pp.num.; con deliziosa vignetta inc. in rame ai due frontespizi. La prima è dedicata alla Marchesa di Matallana nata Lady Conock; la seconda a Don Luigi Braschi Onesti. Cfr. Brooks,331: "Jolie édition?. Unito a (come trovasi sovente): "Aristodemo". Tragedia (in versi), Parma, Stamperia Reale, 1787, 6 cc.nn., 118 pp. num., 1 c.b., vignetta inc. in rame al frontesp. Cfr. Brooks,332: ?seconda edizione?. Con solo lievi fiorit. o lievi tracce d?uso, altrim. esempl. con barbe ben conserv.

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        Abregé des Transactions Philosophiques de la Société Royale de Londres - Histoire Naturelle, in 2 tomi

      Buisson 1787 in 8°, pp. xxxiv, 467; xv, 466; p/pelle bazzana coeva, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, stemmi pure in oro ai piatti, tagli rossi. 'Premiere Partie: volcans, tremblemens de terre; Deuxieme Partie: curiosites naturelles, evenemens extraordinaires; Troisième Partie: fossiles, pétrifications; Quatrième Partie: zoologie - quadrupedes, oiseaux, amphibies, poissons, insctes et vers'. Primi due voll., dedicati alla storia naturale, dei 14 dell'opera, completi delle 21 tavv. f.t., "en taille douce", di cui 8 nel 1° vol., tra cui le eruzioni del Vesuvio del 1767 viste da Portici, Bosco, Posillipo, 13 tavv. con animali più volte ripiegate in fine al 2° vol., ed 1 "Table de la fecondité de plusieurs especes de poissons" ripiegata a metà del 2° vol., alcuni fregi tip.; lievi fior. e spellature alla leg. 461/19

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst.

      4°. Über 3330 S. Mit 44 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 7 Bände. Hirsch-H. IV, 800. - Blake 381. - Vgl. Wellcome IV, 523 (für Ausgabe 1782-1804). - Wiener Ausgabe, die gleichzeitig mit der Originalausgabe in Göttingen erschien. Richter "trat der in Deutschland stellenweise eingrissenen Operationsmanie mit Entschiedenheit entgegen und führte die Chirurgie zur Einfachheit zurück" (Hirsch-H.). - Papier wie stets leicht gebräunt. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken auf den Vorsätzen. Uniform gebundenes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

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        STORIA DELLA REGIONE ABBRUCIATA IN CAMPAGNA FELICE.

      NELLA STAMPERIA RAIMONDIANA, 1787 In 8vo; pp. XLIII, 382. grande tavola spieghevole incisa in rame: Mappa topografica dal Capo di Posillipo infino al lago Patria in Campagna Felice. Fioriture. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso, lieve mancanza al piatto anteriore. Bacoli, Pozzuoli, Miseno, Cuma, Baja, Nisida, Lucrino, Lago Patria, Solfatara. 4 immagini allegate.

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        Opera Minora. Emendata, Aucta, et Renovata. Tomi Primi: Anatomica; ad Partes Corporis Humani Vitales, Animales, Naturales. Tome Secundus. Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum. Ad Generationem. Tomus Tertius: Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum..

      Lausannae [Lausannae]: Francisci Grasset, 1787, 1867, 1768.. [First Edition]. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. Worn condition. Suitable for rebind. Text block to volumes one and three split. Boards detached. Leatherwork fragile. Some foxing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. xxii, 608; viii, 607; 388pp :: Many engraved plates, some fold-out. Volume one, 10 plates, volume two, 6 plates & volume three contains 16 plates :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: ...Accedunt Opuscula Pathologica Aucta et Recensa.Latest publication date of contents is 1787, though the titles pages are dated 1763, 1765 & 1768 respectively. Therefore the volume must have been collated at a later date to the original publication dates

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        Prestwich's Respublica; or a display of the Honors, ceremonies and ensigns of the Commonwealth, under the Protectorship of Oliver Cromwell ..

      London: J Nichols, 1787.. Half-leather cover. VG : in very good condition. Modern rebind. New prelims. Pages browning. Trimmed. Some spotting. 279pp.index :: frontis engraved plate of ensigns of honour belonging to Oliver Cromwell :: 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: ... together with the names armorial bearings flags and pennons of the different commanders of the English Scottish Irish Americans and French and an alphabetical roll of the names and armourial bearings of upwards three hundred families of the present nobility and gentry of England Scoltand Ireland etc. Index is hand-written. Some inscriptions neatly in ink in margins. Originally planned as two volumes with advert on back page, however, the 2nd volume was never published. Bookplate on ep

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        Sjö-tactique jemte dag-signaler för en örlogs-flotta.

      Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1787. Folio. (4),204 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. Med en graverad vinjett på titelbladet och illustrationer i texten. Samtida ganska nött och lite fläckigt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen med ytliga sprickor, några maskhål och defekt nederst. Pärmarna med fint klistermarmorerat papper som ser ut som stiliserat tågvirke. En stor samtida handskriven titeletikett på främre pärmen. Inlagan ngt svag i häftningen på sina håll. Några understrykningar i rött bläck. Mindre fuktfläckar dyker upp här och där i den övre marginalen. En smutsfläck i texten på s. 25 och ett litet hål på s. 107. Revor längst ned i den inre marginalen från s. 193 till slutet. Sista bladet ganska brunflammigt. Med Lorentz Leopold von Horns lilla vapenstpl överst på titelbladet.. Under det nordamerikanska frihetskriget hade ett stort antal svenska sjöofficerare tjänstgjort i den franska flottan. De metoder för krigföringen till sjöss, som tillämpats under de i taktiskt avseende banbrytande engelsk-franska sjöslagen i Västindien, gjorde stort intryck på de hemvändande sjöofficerarna. Gyllenskepp hade personliga erfarenheter ifrån dessa slag och gjorde en översättning av fransmännens evolutionsbok efter ett nytt system fastställt några år tidigare. Denna "Sjö-tactique" blev också antagen för svenska flottan i god tid före krigsutbrottet 1788. Av detta följde mindre tvång i valet av taktiska rörelser och följaktligen flera och enklare utvägar att vinna ett och samma ändamål. Genombrytningar och dubbleringar var numera inte tabu för initiativkraftiga befälhavare, och vidare drog man sig inte längre för att engagera motståndaren, även om ordningen inom flottan till äventyrs inte skulle vara rättvänd. Salomon Gyllenskepp (1754-89) var kapten vid amiralitetet och dog under fångenskap i staden Misjaehovsk i Ryssland. Lorentz Leopold von Horn (1836-92) deltog i fransk tjänst i kriget i Kina 1860 och i Indokina 1861 och blev i svensk tjänst kommendörkapten av första graden 1889. Han publicerade "Officerare och civile tjenstemän kommenderade ombord å örlogsfartyg från Carlskrona station åren 1825-85" 1889

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        Ueber W. Shakspeare

      bey Drell Gessner Fssli und Comp.Zurich: bey Drell, Gessner, FŸssli und Comp., 1787 First edition. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. . Octavo. Minor rubbing. A fine copy. Very scarce. The first full-fledged German study of Shakespeare. Eschenburg was a prominent critic and literary historian who is particularly remembered for his efforts to familiarize his countrymen with English literature. He published translations of John Brown, Daniel Webb, Charles Burney, Joseph Priestley, and Richard Hurd, but his most notable achievement was the first full translation, in prose, of Shakespeare's plays, published in thirteen volumes from 1775 to 1782. The present very substantial work has long chapters on Shakespeare's life, his contemporaries, the theaters and actors of the period, etc., as well as analysis of individual plays, and the sonnets and other poems.

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        Unkenneling the Fox-Hounds. L'acher la Meute

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, May 22, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two mended tears in the upper margin. Tear across the bottom right corner. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. 11 3/4 x 19 1/8 inches. This is a lovely rich impression of this striking print which perfectly demonstrates Seymour's artistry and Burford's skill as an engraver. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman's club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father's collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Sommerset. This wonderful print is part of a series of hunting scenes executed by Burford after Seymour and reissued by Sayer in 1787. As with many sporting prints published by Sayer, he has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248

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        Veduta di Pozzuoli.

      Napoli, Giorgio Hackert, incisore di S. M., fine XIII. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, cm 43 x 58 ca. (alla lastra). Sul dipinto di Ph. Hachert, che dipinse la veduta nel 1787 (come si evince da quando riportato in bs. a sn., in lastra), la stampa ? stata incisa da W. F. Gmelin. Bellissima veduta del golfo di Pozzuoli, animata con figure di pastori e animali in primo piano, sullo sfondo il paesaggio. Edizione originale stampata su carta del '700. Un lievissimo e uniforme ingiallimento del foglio non pregiudica lo stato della bella veduta in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Zions högtid.

      Första häftet. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1787. 8:o. (6),14,17-53,(3 blanka) s. Häftad i nära samtida gult glättat omslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Ryggen ngt trasig överst och nederst. Författarnamnet i blyerts på omslagets framsida. Ren inlaga och några vikta nedre hörn i början och slutet. Bra stort ex. från Ericsberg.. Allt som utkom. Med tryckt dedikation till Carl Vilhelm von Düben. Bladet med sidorna 15-16 som vanligt urtaget då texten på detta och det intilliggande bladet genom ett misstag dubbelsattes på tryckeriet. Boken, vars tryckning påbörjades 1786, kom inte ut i bokhandeln förrän i början av 1788. Förseningen berodde bl.a. på Stockholms konsistoriums tveksamhet. De tvingade t.ex. Bellman att ändra namnet från "Zions tempel", då denna titel allt för mycket skulle likna författarens "Bacchi tempel"

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        Trait? des maladies v?n?riennes.

      Par M. Jean Hunter, des Soci?t?s Royales des Sciences de Londres, et de Ghotenburg. Traduit de l'anglois, par M. Audiberti, Docteur en Medicine, Correspondant des Acad?mies Ryales des Sciences de Turin, et de Chirurgie de Paris. A Paris, chez M?quignon, l'ain?, Libraire, rue des Cordeliers, pr?s des ?coles de Chirurgie, 1787, avec Approbation & Privil?ge du Roi. In 8vo, pp. XVI, 430, (2 con l' Approvation e il Privil?ge du Roy), (come note generali va segnalato che il fascicola a ? con umeraz. Romana, ossia: la numeraz. delle pp. inizia in cifre romane e prosegue, da p. 17, in cifre arabe fino alla p. 32, poi ricomincia da p. 1, sempre in cifre arabe, e prosegue, fino alla fine), front. con piccolo fregio tip., 7 tavv. f. t. in fine, incise in rame da Dupin su disegno di Bell, pi? volte rip., a carattere anatomico e strumentale, leg. in t. pelle di vitello biondo con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso, dorso a 5 nervi, sguardie in carta col., tagli in rosso. L'A. John Hunter (1728 - 1793). Prima edizione francese di questo raro e importante trattato sulla cura delle malattie veneree, che merita attenzione per la chiara esposizione con cui affronta patologie, comuni ma insistenti per quel tempo, e per la particolare efficacia nella descrizione dei vari modi di operare e della strumentazione esistente, sofisticatissima per l'epoca. Tracce di usura e mancanze alla legatura (dovute probabilmente alla presenza di roditori). Esemplare peraltro fresco e genuino, del tutto perfettamente conservato all'interno. Belle le tavole.

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