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        Atlas Encyclopedique, Contenant La Geographie Ancenne et Qulques Cartes Sur Moyen Age, La Geographie Moderne, Et Les Cartes Relatives a La Geographie physique

      Paris [a Orleans]: Hôtel de Thou [de Court De villeneuve], 1787. Quarto. Volume one only. Frontispiece, 65pp text and 77 double paged maps of the world. Bonne was one of the most important mapmakers of his time. He did not elaborate his maps with cartouches or sea monsters, His maps were simple but highly detailed and accurate of the time. Bound in full mottled calf, raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt, marbled endpapers. old damp staining throughout mostly affecting title page and frontispiece, text faintly stained, but more so to maps, staining clearing about midway through book, then mostly clean. With two small labels and a bookstore label of Gabriel Molina from 1954.

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        Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite, contenant les catéchismes des quatre premiers grades, l`ouverture & clôture des différentes loges, l`instruction de la table, les santés générales & particulières, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers officiers en charges; enrichi d`une infinité de demandes & de réponses symboliques, de l`explication des emblêmes & d`un grand nombre de notes aussi curieuses qu`utiles. Dédié aux maçons instruits. Par un Chevalier de tous les ordres maçoniques.

      Philadelphie [i.e. Paris?], chez Philarethe, rue de l`Equerre, à l`A-plomb, 1787.. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel. 127 S., 1 Bl.; 153 S., 1 Bl. - Angebunden: (ders.), La vraie Maçonerie d` adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames. 141 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 13 x 8,5 cm. Guaita 380 (dieses Exemplar); Wolfstieg, Ergänzungsband 10995; Caillet 4849 und 4850 . - Der dritte Teil mit dem selbständigen Titel: "La vraie Maçonerie d` adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames". - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Ex libris kabbalisticis" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897), desweiteren sein Namensstempel auf allen 3 Vortiteln. Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. 1899 verauktionierte die Pariser Librairie Dorbon die aus 2227 Lots bestehende Sammlung Guaita. - Rücken neu aufgezogen. Die Tafel verso mit einer Zeichnung; auf den Titeln der Verfassername handschriftlich fälschlich mit Tschoudy angegeben (von Guaitas Hand?). Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans les pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur.

      - Paris, Buisson, 1787. Three volumes in three. 8vo (19.3 x 12.2 cm). 1,155 [xxxii, 390; 367; 366] pp.; double-sized frontispiece, 15 [2; 7; 6] copper-engraved plates and one large, folded engraved map. Contemporary uniform full polished calf. Boards with gilt pattered borders and gilt dentelles. Spine with gilt floral vignettes and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.l First French 8vo edition. Translated by M. le Tourneur. Sparrman, a Swedish naturalist, sailed around the world with Captain Cook on his second voyage; most of this work is devoted to the various travels in South Africa. Originally published in Swedish, this work was soon translated into English, German, Dutch, and French. The French translation, published by Buisson, came in a quarto and an 8vo edition. The latter was immediately counterfeited. It can be recognized by several deviations, the most noticeable being a) the typeface is slightly smaller; b) the large, folded map of South Africa has slightly thicker lines, and the word "Giraffe" touches the plate frame; - more peculiar - c) the large, folded frontispiece is engraved in reverse, being a perfect mirror image of the original plate; and - even more apparent - d) the images of African mammals are reversed and reduced in size. The original edition, like this set, has the plates larger, folded, and in fact identical to those in the 4to edition. The first two plates show Hottentot clothes, jewelry, and and weapons. The work also contains the work of Smeathman on termites in French translation and with all the fine plates, usually sold separately from about €500 and up. Plate VII in volume 2 cut without loss (binder's error). Boards very slightly worn at edges; a few pages with a light, marginal damp-stain, a few spots, mostly in the margins; otherwise a fine set in attractive bindings. Beddie, 1279; Brunet, 19857; Dal, p. 62, 321; Gay, 3125; Sallander, Bibliotheca Walleriana, 20277; Horn-Schenkling, 20545 (Smeathman). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Feudalism and Seigneurial Justice - Ancien Régime France

      Castelnaudary, 14 August 1787. An extensive manuscript document detailing the complexities of a purchase of a feudal land ('domaine directe') in South France, made by French noble Bernard Dolmières, Seigneur de Lastourzeilles [Lord of Touzeilles], specifically outlining claims for the distribution of proceeds from the sale, and monies owing from the seller's vassals based on existing contracts, many of the parties involved also being Lords, or upperclass gentry and wealthy merchants. The land in question was a manorial estate "Domaine de La Salle" and the particulars were decided upon by a juge-mage of the seignorial court (senechaussee and presidial court) of Lauraguais, situated in the town of Castelnaudary. Includes a list of twenty-two persons implicated in this transaction, including claimants. Qto. 228 pages in manuscript, written recto and verso onto vellum leafs. All text is in French. Docketed on 2 September 1787. Detailed inscription with list of names, signed and dated in the original by a Mr. Crouzet, scribe or secretary to Lord Dolmières, on 7 September 1787. Manuscript annotations "1e Cayér", "2e Cayér," numbered 1 to 19, made in a different ink, may be referring to the "Cayer/Cahier de doléances des sénéchaussées" (a book of grievances and requests which was made by the people prior to a General Assembly of nobles and for their consideration). Features 57 revenue stamps from the Toulouse office, stamped throughout at upper center of some leafs. Solid early nineteenth century binding, ivory paper over thick boards. Volume measures approximately 21 x 29 x 3 cm. Bernard Dolmières (born 1741) was Lord of Lastouzeilles and Montferrand; he is also connected to the Château de Las Touzeilles, in Palleville, situated some twenty-five kilometers from Castelnaudary, and some twenty-eight kilometers from Montferrand. In the archives of Aude which mentions the former county called Lauraguais, he is listed as an attendee of a General Assembly in 1788 and described as "Messire Bernard Dolmières de Las Touzeilles, chevalier, habitant de Castelnaudary, possesseur de directes, fiefs, et biens nobles dans les juridictions de Montferrand, Labastide-d'Anjou et Avignonet." A man of great wealth, with substantial earnings from peasant tenants on his lands, this document pertains to the "Domaine de La Salle" suggesting that he also held a feudal estate in Lasalle, which is now in the Gard department in southern France. Upon the announcement in 1789 that feudal privileges of the nobles were abolished, in particular monetary dues paid by a peasant to the lord, such as the "banalités" of manorialism, Dolmières wrote to the governing body of the Commune if Montferrand to declare a renunciation of his title of Lorship. Dolmières was present at the General Assembly for the three levels of nobles of the Seneschal of Castelnandary, held on 28 February 1789, and surely the one 4 on August 1789 when the changes were announced. [In the earliest stages of the French Revolution, on August 4, 1789 the dues that a peasant had to pay to the lord, such as the banalités of Manorialism, were abolished by the National Constituent Assembly. Noble lands were stripped of their special status as fiefs; the nobility were subjected to the same taxation as their co-nationals, and lost their privileges (the hunt, seigneurial justice, funeral honors). The nobles were, however, allowed to retain their titles. Nevertheless, it was decided that certain annual financial payments which were owed the nobility and which were considered "contractual" (i.e. not stemming from a usurpation of feudal power, but from a contract between a landowner and a tenant) such as annual rents (the cens and the champart) needed to be bought back by the tenant for the tenant to have clear title to his land.] In May 1794, only 7 years after the present document was made for him, Bernard Dolmières was imprisoned during the French Revolution Reign of Terror, by order of a decree made in March 1793 for religious oppression. He was a Carmelite, a wealthy and influential man. Owing to ill health, however, he was released from incarceration and confined to his own home under voluntary house arrest. Because he was "of great nobility and also a fanatic" Dolmières was denied the all-important "certificat de civisme" - a document which proved a person's ideological soundness and prevented indefinite imprisonment under the Law of Suspects. A book published in 1895, "Les reclus de Toulouse sous la terreur" describes Bernard Dolmières, his renunciation of nobility, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and religious oppression. From the final era of the Ancien Régime, during the reign of Louis XVI (Restorer of French Liberty and the last King of France), survives this uncommon manorial document which illuminates the feudal rights and judicial system of nobles in South France, still in effect at the dawn of the French Revolution, in this case pertaining to a Lord who was also significant in a religious order and subsequently oppressed seven years later by the Reign of Terror. The purpose of the document is revealed in the two final pages of the volume, the writer stating that, at the behest of Lord Dolmières of Las Touzeilles, following his Lordship's purchase of a domain or fiefdom, "Domaine de La Salle" all parties having made a financial claim had been notified of the court ruling. All names, titles and/or trades, are produced: twenty-two persons, mostly nobles and upperclass civilians. The manuscript appears to be a direct transcript from the seigneurial court document, and contains each of the verdicts with supporting details. The statement is dated only two weeks after the so-called trial of justice, and reads as follows: "L'an mil sept sents quatre vingt sept [1787] et le 3e du mois de September... au Senechal et Presidial de Castelnaudary y resident sous signée - La Requette de Mr. Bernard Dolmières Seigneur de Lastourzeilles poursuivant la distribution, j'ai intimé et signifié la sentence cy dessus en suivant ca forme et teneur." Some fascinating and historically significant individuals were involved in this transaction, including a king's royal knight, a jeweller, a known juge-mage, other nobles, and wealthy widows, the lot still to be investigated in ancient records. We find several mentions of François Carrau, for example, which is also a family connected to nobility. Other surnames found herein include Carut, Galabert, and Vaissette. The first named is "Marie Antoine Guillaume Jules de Paulo, Chevalier Vicomte de Calmont, Baron de Sevillac et de Saint Marcel, Seigneur de Saint Jean Deltore, la Sauvetat... Sergent-Royal..." From a celebrated family descending from Antoine de Paulo, a Grand Master of the Order of Malta, on 29 March 1787 he became a Royal Knight to Louis XVI King of France. His son and namesake, born in Toulouse in 1776, would later become a brigadier in the king's army. Economic feudalism, seigneurial justice, nobles' financial rights, and the proceedings of the hierarchal court system of ancient France are illustrated firsthand in this surviving manuscript, which, unknown to the participants at the time, also marks the end of the era of such extreme privileges and absolutism. The extensive single document contains numerous verdicts made at a seneschal court concerning monetary claims resulting from a transfer of ownership of a fiefdom in South France, all decisions being made by a single judge whom was also a noble. It forms an excellent presentation of feudal rights enjoyed by French nobility just before they were stripped away by the French Revolution Excerpts from the manuscript: "Marie Antoine Guillaume Jules de Paulo, Chevalier Vicomte de Calmont, Baron de Sevillac et de Saint Marcel, Seigneur de Saint Jean Deltore, la Sauvetat... rejoinant et autres placer... a Lauragais... Sergent-Royal... le vingt-neuvième mars mil sept cent quatres vingt sept a été rendue au rapport de Mre. Jacques Degaury Jugemage lieutenant general... en la Senechaussée et Siege presidial de Lauraguais Séant a Castelnaudarry la sentence dont la teneur suit Etre Mre. Bernard Dolmieres Seigneur de Lastouzeilles demandeur par Exploit libellé du neuvième november mil sept cents quatre vingt quatre contenant assignation donné devant nous Me. Joseph Vaissete prêtre prébandier de légible de Saint Felix... touts opposants au séant des lettres de ratiffication obtenues par le requerant le vingt huit septembre dernier Sur le Contract de vente du Domaine de la salle... retenue par M. Aynard pour voir proceder de notre autorité Conforment alors se prescrit par lavl [l'avril?] 19e de le dit de 1771 a la distribution entreux... lettres de ratiffication du prix de la vente du dit domaine de la salle..." Rough translation: [Marie Antoine Guillaume Jules de Paulo... brought before the Chief Judge Lieutenant General Jacques Degaury... in the bailiwick and criminal court of justice of Lauraguais at Castelnaudarry... the verdict which deems Monsieur Bernard Dolmieres Lord of Las Touzeilles, petitioner by libel... containing summons given before us... [numerous parties named]... all opponents of the letters of ratification obtained on 28 September last by the petitioner for the sale contract of the Bailiwick of La Salle... retained by Mr. Aynard to pursue under our authority compliance of distribution amongst them according to the prescribed ruling... of 1771."] "... les dits Sieurs Carrau pere et fils vandeurs et sans prejudice de tous les autres droits et actions dune part... donnée devant nous au frère François Barreau menager haut de la Salle consultat a Montferrant pour intervenir..." [... Sirs Carrau, father and son, sellers... given before us to Brother François Barreau chief manager of La Sall consul of Montferrand to intervene...] "... dont sagit tenant a payer sollidairement au suppliant la somme de cinq milles livres pour la rente constituée et düe le 1e juillet 1784 avec les arrerages legitiment dus sur prejudice de la rente courante, ensemble la somme de mille livres pour le Capital dicelle devenüe exigible... justifié par le contract du 29e octobre 1776... " [... remains to be paid to the petitioner... the sum of five thousand livres for the rent established and due on 1st July 1784, together with the arrears legitimately due from the prejudice of the current rent, together the sum of one thousand livres in respect of... Justified by the contract of 29th October 1776...] "Et le dit Mre. Dolmières les dits frères Carrau et autres intimes... Et entre le dit frère qui rand suppliant par requettes et joint du premier avril 1786 a ce que disant droit sur la position faite par le suppliant le deux cent mil sept cent quatre vingt quatre aux lettres ratiffication prises par le dit Mre. Dolmières sur la vente a luy faite... le suppliant sure le prix de la ditte vente... Metant competant le dit Sieur Jacques Carrau fils suivant lors priorité et privilege de son hipoteque pour la somme capitalle de quatre cents soixante neuf livres quinze sols dont le suppliant obtient la Condemnation Contre le dit Carrau fils par appointment de la bourse du 28 fevrier 1784 duement signifié. 2e - pour les interets legitimements dues. 3e - pour la somme de vingt huit livres... liquider par le dit appointment... 4e - cinq livres et deux sols pour le frais de la ditte opposition... " [And the said Monsieur Dolmières, the said brothers, and others involved... the brother who became suppliant by request and joined on 1 April 1786... to that which claimed the rights made by the petitioner in 1784 by the letters of ratification taken by the said Mr. Dolmieres on the sale made to him by the said request... for the price of the said sale... Sir Jacques Carrau, the next son in line for priority and privilege of his mortgage, for the total sum of four hundred and sixty nine livres fifteen sols, of which the suppliant obtains the judgment against the said Carrau, son, by appointment of the stipend of 28 February of 1784 duly served.... for interest legitimately due... liquidated by the said appointment... five livres two sols for the fees of the said opposition...] "... requette de M. Vaissette entre la main du suppliant le 1ier 8bre 1784 du prix assignié au mobilier ... vingt Juillet de la ditte année, ensembles sur les requettes du dit M. Vaissette offrant le suppliant dans le cas quil sera Jugé quelque prix au dit mobilier ne doit pas etre comrpis dans la distribution de remettre le montant au dit M. Vaissette..." [... the request of Mr. Vaissette for the price assigned to the dwelling was delivered to the petitioner on the 1st October 1784...] "... Et quil exposera a lavenir aucune frais de Justice y compris ceux de linstance engagée separament par le dit M. Vaissette qui a été jointe a la presente par notre appointment du 23 mars 1784. Luy permettre paraillement de reternir par privilege et preference a tous creanciers sur et entant moins du prix de la vente toutes les sommes quil a payéer au Sieur Mazieres Collecteur de Montferrand pour les impositions royalles en consequences de notre appt. ..." [And that he will set forth in future any expenses of Justice, including those of the proceedings instituted separately by the said M. Vaissette, which was annexed to the present [proceeding] by our appointment of the 23rd March, 1784. Allowing him furthermore to retain by privilege and preference to all creditors on, and less than the price of the sale, all the sums that he has paid to the Sieur Mazieres Collector of Montferrand for the royal taxes in consequence of our appt...] "... Et entre le dit Dolmières demandeur par exploit libellé du trois Janvier dernier contenant assignation donnée devantons aux heritiers de Mre. de Bellisseur Seigneur dayroux [d'Ayroux] et dautres places et aux heritiers du Sieur Dekestaing marchant haut de Castelnaudarry pouvoir reprendre avex eux suivant les derniers actes. Et errement linstance de distribution... des dits Sieurs... Jaques Carrau et fils discutés, ce faisant voir a juger au dit Sieur requerant les Conclusions par luy prises... et autres quil avisera prendre avec de peus comme frais de Justice d'une part..." "Vù par nous Jacques Degaury conseille du roy Juge-mage lieutenant general en la Senechaussée et Siege presidial de Lauraguais Séant a Castelnaudarry les exploits et requettes ci dessous mis en qualité... de quels sont les certificats des presentations... faites aux procureur en parties, Et de la part du dit Messire Dolmières l'expedié du Contract de vente du Domaine de la Salle..." [Witnessed by us Jacques Degaury advisor to the King, Chief Judge Lieutenant General in the bailiwick and criminal court of justice of Lauraguais at Castelnaudarry the exploits and requests... of which are certificates of presentation... made in part by the prosecutor, on behalf of the Messire Dolmières expediter of the contract for the sale of La Salle...] "Par notre Presente Sentence disant droit aux parties les recevons aux Corrections par Elles demandées Et procedant à la distribution du prix du mobiliers compris dans la vente du Domaine de la Salle vendû au dit Sieur Dolmieres Las Touzeilles par les Sieurs Carrau pere et fils par l'acte du vingt Juillet mil sept cents quatre vingt quatre..." [By our present verdict... distribution of the price of the dwelling included in the sale of the Bailliwick of La Salle... 20 July 1784.] "... avons alloué en Premiere Rang le dit noble Dolmieres pour les fraix quil a expozés depuis lintroduction de linstance.... En Second Rang le dit noble Dolmieres pour la somme de trois cens livres quatorze sols six deniers quil a payée au Sieur Mazieres Collecteurs de Montferrand pour impositions royalles en consequence de notre appointment... Troisieme Rang disant quand a ce droit sur la requette de Jeanne Dubois faite par la demoiselle... declarons les deux pieces de terres ayant appartenû a Jean Bené et qui sont incorporées dautres... la somme de huit cents cinquante livres sera prelevée sur le prix de la vente du Domaine de la Salle pour etre distribuée... En Septieme Rang le dit Jean Mazieres pere haut de Sainte Camelle... En neufieme rang le Sieur Jean... marchand bijoutier de Paris et Margueritte Fabre epouze Françcois Frezouli voiturier haute... En onzieme rang... que la somme de trois mille livres montant du Cantonement que le dit Sieur Carrau fit par acte trois fevrier mil sept cens soixante seize restera entre les mains du dit Sieur Dolmieres..." [... have allocated in the first place to the said noble Dolmières for the fees incurred by him since the introduction of this instance... in the second place to the said noble Dolmières the sum of three hundred livres fourteen sols six deniers for... for royalties... in the third place, in the event that upon her right, demoiselle Jeanne Dubois makes a request... declaring two sections of land belonging to Jean Bené and which incorporates others... the sum of eight hundred and fifty livres will be levied on the sale price of the Bailliwick of la Salle for distribution... in the eleventh place... the sum of three thousand livres for the Cantonment...] "Expedié a Castelnaudarry le quatorzieme aout mil sept cens quatre vingt sept." [Expedited at Castelnaudary on 14 August 1787.] End excerpts. Messire Bernard Dolmières (born 1741) was Lord of Lastouzeilles and Montferrand. He was a Carmelite, a wealthy noble and influential man, also a philanthropist. His principle residence was at Castelnaudary, in a region formerly known as Lauraguais. He also possessed feudal lands called 'domaine directe,' fiefs, and noble estates in the regions of Montferrand, Labastide-d'Anjou, and Avignonet. During the French Revolution Reign of Terror, only 7 years after the present document was made for him, in May 1794 Bernard Dolmières was imprisoned by order of a decree made in March 1793 for religious oppression. Owing to ill health, however, he was released from incarceration and confined to his own home under voluntary house arrest. Because he was "of great nobility and also a fanatic" Dolmières was denied the all-important "certificat de civisme" - a document which proved a person's ideological soundness and prevented indefinite imprisonment under the Law of Suspects. A book published in 1895 describes Bernard Dolmières, Lord of Lastouzeilles and Montferrand, and records the circumstances of his imprisonment in 1794. Evidently, upon the announcement in 1789 that feudal privileges of the nobles were abolished, in particular monetary dues paid by a peasant to the lord, such as the banalités of Manorialism, Dolmières wrote to the governing body of the Commune if Montferrand to declare a renunciation of his title of Lorship. Titled, "Les reclus de Toulouse sous la terreur: Registres officiels concernant les citoyens emprisonnés comme suspects" the following excerpt pertains to Dolmières. "Bernard Dolmières, domicilié à Toulouse, 7e son, âgé de 52 ans, marié, ayant trois enfans; reclus depuis le 26 germinal conformément à l'arrêté du 14." ["Germinal" was the seventh month in the French Republican Calendar. The month started 20 or 21 March.] "Ci devant noble, jouissant d'un revenu de 10,000 livres dont le revenu est un peu diminué & ou est comprise l'adot de son épouse de 80,000 livres plus 71,000 livres de capitaux. * Avec les aristocrates & les fanatiques. * D'un caractère fort tranquille, n'ayant jamais rien fait en faveur de la Révolution." "Approuvé. "En réclusion chez lui pour cause de maladie". "B. D'OLMIÈRES, seigneur de Lastouzeilles Et de Montferrand, faisait partie de ces gentilshommes à esprit plus généreux que prudent qui saluèrent la Révolution comme apportant la félicité aux Français & un régime dont la base serait la fraternité dans es qu'elle a de plus élevé. Dès l'annonce de la suppression des droits féodaux, il écrivit à la Commune de Montferrand pour lui déclarer sa renonciation aux droits seigneuriaux qu'il possédait, « renonciation qu'il maintiendrait même si l'Assemblée constituante revenait sur sa décision. » Chef de la légion de Montferrand, il prit à sa charge tous les frais quelconques d'équipement, &, quand eut lieu le premier appel de la levée de mars 1793, il donna à sa commune 1,000 livres pour aider les volontaires, 600 livres pour le méme objet à Peycens, autant à Issel & à la Bastide-d'Anjou. Enveloppé dans les grandes arrestations d'avril 1793, d'Olmières fut élargi le 9 mai suivant par jugement du Comité de sûreté générale (de Toulouse), qui (le reconnaît citoyen s'étant de toutes manières prononcé pour la Révolution ». Atteint un an plus tard par l'arrêté de Dartigoeyte contre les nobles, d'Olmières dut se rendie à la prison des Carmélites; mais la faibleîse de sa vue s'aggrava par la réclusion, &, sur un certificat signé de l'oculiste Nizet & du professeur Larrey, chirurgien en chef de l'hôpital général Saint Joseph de la Grave, il sortit le quatrième jour sans-culottide an II pour rester en réclusion chez lui. Une pétition de Mme d'Olmières au représentant du peuple Mallarmé obtint l'élargissement de son mari le 21 vendémiaire an III. D'Olmières s'était vu refuser un certificat de civisme du Conseil général de la Commune parce qu'il était « de grande noblesse et fanatique »." [End excerpts] His ancestors include: •Paul d'OLMIÈRES (ca 1600-1676), Bourgeois de Montferrand, then in the diocese of Saint-Papoul •Paul Dolmières (1639-1713), Seigneur de Las Tousseilles Docteur, avocat au Parlement de Toulouse, capitoul depuis 1683, syndic du diocèse de Saint-Papoul, maire de Saint-Papoul à Montferrand; •Bernard Dolmières, sieur de Las Touzeilles was born 1672; •Louis d'Olmières, Seigneur de Las Touzeilles et Callaguès, co-seigneur de Montferrand et de Labastide d'Anjou ca 1614-1664, Conseiller du roi, receveur des tailles du diocèse de St-Papoul, fermier de la baillie royale d'Avignonnet.. He is connected to the Château de Lastouzeilles near Palleville through his ancestry, and may have been in possession of it until it was sold in 1806. French historic documents record that sometime shortly after 1550, an ancestor, Louis d'Olmières, Seigneur de Las Touzeilles et de Montferrand et Labastide, possessed "un château appellé las Touseilles sive Lencauderon" with "écuries, fournial, grange, le tout dans l'enclos de la basse-cour, pigeonnier, garenne, jardin, verger, allée, terre labourable, prés et hermes, joignant ensemble une autre maison appelée Le Gallaguès, 31 sétérées deux carterias, place de moulin à vent - et plus de 43 sétérées de terres et bois, ainsi que des censives. Le Gallaguès doit loger les fermiers ou métayers de L. d'Olmières." The castle was sold in 1806, possibly by Bernard Dolmières, who would have been aged 65 at the time [further research warranted]. The purchaser was Jean-Louis de Gouttes whose descendants retain ownership today. The Carmelites, a Roman Catholic religious order is believed to have been founded in the 12th century, on Mount Carmel in the Crusader States. By the middle of the 17th century, the Carmelites had reached their zenith, however, became involved in controversies with other orders, particularly with the Jesuits. The French Revolution, the secularization in Germany, and the repercussions on religious orders following the nineteenth century unification of Italy reduced the Carmelites to only approximately 200 men around the world. A Scant few notes on feudalism and seigneurial justice in France In early modern France, nobles maintained a great number of seigneurial privileges over the free peasants who worked lands under their control. They could, for example, levy the cens tax, an annual tax on lands leased or held by vassals. Nobles could also charge banalités for the right to use the lord's mills, ovens, or wine presses. Alternatively, a noble could demand a portion of vassals' harvests in return for permission to farm land he owned. Nobles also maintained certain judicial rights over their vassals, although with the rise of the modern state many of these privileges had passed to state control, leaving rural nobility with only local police functions and judicial control over violation of their seigneurial rights. Unlike the English, France permitted women to hold seigneurial land. When the wife of a noble died, she would inherit the land. Some women took charge of managing the land and finances, while some held onto it only as long as a son came of age or was able to farm it or manage it. The English term bailiwick originated in France (bailie being the Old French term for a bailiff). Under the ancien régime in France, the bailli was the king's representative in a bailliage, charged with the application of justice and control of the administration. In southern France, the term generally used was sénéchal (cf seneschal) who held office in the sénéchaussée. The administrative network of baillages was established in the 13th century, based on the earlier medieval fiscal and tax divisions (the 'baillie') which had been used by earlier sovereign princes. (For more on this French judicial system, see bailli, prévôt and Early Modern France.) In late medieval and early modern France, the seneschal was originally a royal steward overseeing the entire country, which developed into an agent of the crown charged with administration of a seneschalty (French: sénéchaussée), one of the districts of the crown lands in Languedoc and Normandy. The seneschals also served as the chief justice of the royal courts in their areas. At the time of the above-described document, there were eight sénéchaussée courts in Langedoc, including one each at Toulouse and Castelnaudary (for Lauragais), and some twenty to thirty thousand courts in the entire Kingdom of France including the New World. These were equivalent of a bailliage court in the north. A chief judge (juge-mage) assumed the seneschal's judicial functions in the south.

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        Méthode de nomenclature chimique EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1787. Fine. Chez Cuchet, à Paris 1787, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) 314pp., relié. - first edition. Bound in full brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. red calf as an exhibit. corners bumped. Scuffs on the borders and on the second flat. Small pits and traces of waterstains in the margins. misfolded boards in fine. A hole in the upper joint in the tail. The method is a manifesto for a revolution in the world of chemistry, and the birth of modern chemistry, a chemistry that resolutely turns his back to the past by becoming a scientist. This is Lavoisier, learned the most influential in the Academy of Sciences, which gathers around its theory and to support a crucially, the largest French chemists Fourcroy, Bertholet, Adet, Hassenfratz, and Guyton Morveau , that the already constituted group welcomes in Paris in February 1787. the latter joined the with advanced chemical nomenclature, which will be revisited by Lavoisier, which requires Morveau abandon its phlogiston theory (the principle of a fuel element in the air) which dates from the seventeenth since discovered the role of oxygen in the air. This is the price that is entrusted with the presentation of the new nomenclature. It is in the meeting on 2 May 1787 to the Academy of Sciences that will be imposed for the first time the terms oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. Adet Hassenfratz and are responsible for the proposed symbols for "new characters to use in Chemistry" which will not be very successful but promised a great future. The entire project is placed under the authority and will of Lavoisier, and the decision Morveau is the project is a political decision, which should enable better reception among foreign scholars. No one deceive them because it is Lavoisier who will be attacked by Western science. Book very important sign that the birth of scientific chemistry. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre de veau rouge. Coins émoussés. Épidermures sur les bordures et sur le second plat. Petites piqûres et traces de mouillures dans les marges. Page de titre en partie décousue. Planches mal repliées in-fine. Un trou au mors supérieur en queue. La Méthode constitue un manifeste pour une révolution dans le monde de la chimie, et la naissance de la chimie moderne, une chimie qui tourne résolument le dos au passé en devenant scientifique. C'est Lavoisier, savant le plus influent à l'Académie des sciences, qui réunit autour de sa théorie et pour la soutenir d'une façon déterminante, les plus grands chimistes français : Fourcroy, Berthollet, Adet, Hassenfratz, et Guyton de Morveau, que le groupe déjà constitué accueille à Paris en février 1787. Ce dernier les rejoint avec une nomenclature chimique avancée, laquelle sera revisitée par Lavoisier, qui exige de Morveau qu'il abandonne sa théorie phlogistique (principe d'un élément combustible dans l'air) qui date du XVIIème, puisqu'il a découvert le rôle de l'oxygène. C'est à ce prix que lui est confié la présentation de la nouvelle nomenclature. C'est dans la séance du 2 mai 1787 à l'Académie des Sciences que seront prononcés pour la toute première fois les termes « oxygène », « hydrogène », et « carbone ». Adet et Hassenfratz sont responsables de la proposition de symboles pour de « nouveaux caractères à employer en chimie », qui n'aura pas beaucoup de succès mais sera promis à un grand avenir. L'ensemble du projet se place sous l'autorité et la volonté de Lavoisier, et la décision que Morveau porte le projet est une décision politique, qui doit permettre une meilleure réception chez les savants étrangers. Nul ne s'y trompera car c'est Lavoisier qui sera attaqué par la science occidentale. Ouvrage très important qui signe l'acte de naissance de la chimie scientifique.

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        The Ladies Friend; and Family Physical Library. The midwifery in this edition is by question and answer. With thirteen curious engravings of the natural and unnatural position of the infant as it lies in the Womb. With a true Description and Cure of every Disease incident to married and single Women, as well as those of young Children. Though this Book is wrote in so familiar and plain a Manner to every one's Understanding, yet the young Physician, Surgeon, Apothecary, Anatomist, Midwife, and Chemist, by paying Attention may at least refresh their Memories, if not gain Instruction. This Work contains at least three Times more than any former Edition. The additions are, A Compendium of Anatomy, by Question and Answer. A Formulae for the Diseases incident to the white and black Inhabitants of the Indies, together with the medical Remedies that Country produces for each Disease. A Treatise of Cancers, with the Case of Mrs. Phillips, of Birmingham, describing the Remedy that the Author made Use of to extirpat

      London: Printed for the Author, 1787. Fifth edition, viii, 480, [4]pp., one folding plate of thirteen curious engravings of the natural and unnatural posture of the infant as it lies in the womb, bookplate to front paste-down, cont. marbled boards, calf reback, gilt. Wellcome III, p. 65; no copies of the first and second edition are recorded by ESTC; all editions are rare.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans les pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur.

      Paris, Buisson, 1787. Three volumes in three. 8vo (19.3 x 12.2 cm). 1,155 [xxxii, 390; 367; 366] pp.; double-sized frontispiece, 15 [2; 7; 6] copper-engraved plates and one large, folded engraved map. Contemporary uniform full polished calf. Boards with gilt pattered borders and gilt dentelles. Spine with gilt floral vignettes and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.l First French 8vo edition. Translated by M. le Tourneur. Sparrman, a Swedish naturalist, sailed around the world with Captain Cook on his second voyage; most of this work is devoted to the various travels in South Africa. Originally published in Swedish, this work was soon translated into English, German, Dutch, and French. The French translation, published by Buisson, came in a quarto and an 8vo edition. The latter was immediately counterfeited. It can be recognized by several deviations, the most noticeable being a) the typeface is slightly smaller; b) the large, folded map of South Africa has slightly thicker lines, and the word "Giraffe" touches the plate frame; - more peculiar - c) the large, folded frontispiece is engraved in reverse, being a perfect mirror image of the original plate; and - even more apparent - d) the images of African mammals are reversed and reduced in size. The original edition, like this set, has the plates larger, folded, and in fact identical to those in the 4to edition. The first two plates show Hottentot clothes, jewelry, and and weapons. The work also contains the work of Smeathman on termites in French translation and with all the fine plates, usually sold separately from about €500 and up. Plate VII in volume 2 cut without loss (binder's error). Boards very slightly worn at edges; a few pages with a light, marginal damp-stain, a few spots, mostly in the margins; otherwise a fine set in attractive bindings. Beddie, 1279; Brunet, 19857; Dal, p. 62, 321; Gay, 3125; Sallander, Bibliotheca Walleriana, 20277; Horn-Schenkling, 20545 (Smeathman).

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        Dya-Na-Sore oder die Wanderer. Neue Auflage.

      5 Bände. Mit einem Titelkupfer (V. Kininger del., Cl. Kohl sc.), fünf gestochenen Titeln mit Vignette (J. Wertheim sc.) und fünf gestochenen Schlußvignetten (F. Ponheimer f.). Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit späteren Rückenschildern. Goed. V, 460, 1 Rümann 214 Lanck./Oehler III 17 Wolfstieg 41514 Taute, Bundesromane 147. - Maßgebliche Ausgabe des bedeutenden utopischen Romans, gegenüber der Ausgabe von 1787 um 2 Bände erweitert. Der Verfasser hieß eigentlich nur Meyer (1759-1829), ein Kanonier aus Ansbach, der sich im Laufe eines bewegten Lebens zu einem "von Meyern" nobilitierte. Schiller rezensierte den Roman, Goethe las ihn zumindest und für Nietzsche stellte die Phantasmagorie eines spartanischen Heldenstaates wohl auch eine Inspiration dar. - Es "... findet sich hier viel Tiefes und Originelles, von einzigartigem, starkem Denkvermögen zeugend. Danach ist die Vergessenheit, in welche M. gesunken ist, als bitteres Unrecht zu beklagen. Seine Sprache ist ungemein kräftig, schwungvoll, ja fast dithyrambisch, reich an neuen, frischen Wortbildungen und Zusammensetzungen, kühnen Bildern und Wendungen, dabei knapp, präcis und in hohem Grade eindrucksvoll (ADB XXI, 643). - "Liest man, was Arno Schmidt in seinem Radio-Essay und Wolfgang Harich in seinem Jean-Paul-Buch über Dya-Na-Sore zu sagen haben, will man nicht glauben, daß beide vom selben Gegenstand handeln. Meyerns politisches Ideal ist für Schmidt das niedrigste, was es überhaupt geben kann: das Kriegerische!, für Harich aber ist es das höchste: das demokratischer Revolution ... Daß mit dem l. Band von Dya-Na-Sore der Anfang eines politisch-brisanten Romans vorlag, wußten weder Schiller noch Schink, die ihn rezensierten ... Bedenkt man, wann und wo dieser Roman geschrieben wurde, so ist das erstaunlich mutig und erklärt den Erfolg, den er trotz seiner künstlerischen Schwächen hatte. Doch vergeht einem die Freude an dieser demokratischen Literaturtradition, wenn man sieht, wie stark hier schon vorgebildet ist, was später einmal, 1933, Nationale Revolution genannt werden wird: Vergottung des Staates, Elite-Denken, Nationalhaß, Militarismus und Verherrlichung des Krieges - alles das also, was Arno Schmidt dazu veranlaßte, den Roman für Wehrkreisbüchereien zu empfehlen (aus G. de Bruyns Nachwort Taten und Tugenden. Meyern und sein deutsches Revolutionsmodell zur Neuausgabe von 1979, S. 951 ff.). - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Etwas bestoßen. Tls. leicht stockfleckig. Zeitgen. Namenseintrag Louise Amos.

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        Letteratura turchesca dell'abate Giambattista Toderini

      in Venezia presso Giacomo Storti 1787. 8°, cm 200x120, un tomo diviso in tre parti: pp. (16) 256 + 2 tavole ripiegate di spartiti musicali, pp. 224 + 39 (numerate in romano), mancanti cinque pagine di indice; pp. 259 (1), Raffinata legatura in mezza pelle coeva con doppio tassello rosso indicante autore e titolo in oro e in basso il numero dei tomi, filettatura dorata ai piatti, tagli colorati rosa e blu, lieve abrasione al margine inferiore del dorso, parte superiore del dorso leggermente allentata. Frontespizi calcografici entro cornice ornata all'inizio di ogni volume; un  timbro di provenienza sul frontespizio che non lede il testo all'interno della cornice. Carta freschissima e senza gore, bell'esemplare. Edizione originale di quest'opera considerata il primo trattato occidentale sulla storia della cultura turca. Nel secondo tomo compare in caratteri arabi il "Catalogo della Libreria del Serraglio trasportata da Costantinopoli a Venezia l'anno 1786" dall'autore stesso. Il terzo tomo è dedicato esclusivamente alla storia della tipografia e dell'editoria turca.

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        Koningsplein Amsterdam - François Joseph Pfeiffer naar Jean George Teissier, 1787.

      DE SCHUTTERIJ OP HET KONINGSPLEIN?Gezigt van de parade der Amsterdamsche burger cavallerie op ?t konings-plein 1787?, stippel-ets vervaardigd door Fran?ois Joseph Pfeiffer, naar een tekening van Jean George Teissier, uitgegeven door Dirk Meland Langeveld. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 35 x 46 cm.We zien het Koningsplein in Amsterdam, komende vanuit de Heiligeweg naar de Herengracht en (in de achtergrond) de Leidsestraat, links de bloemenmarkt en rechts het Singel.De prent is een momentopname (eind september 1787) uit de periode dat de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden in crisis verkeert. Ons land balanceerde op het randje van een burgeroorlog tussen politieke vernieuwers (de patriotten) en aanhangers van stadhouder Willem V. De patriotten hadden zich sinds 1780 georganiseerd om bestuurlijke misstanden aan de kaak te kunnen stellen en om de incapabele stadhouder Willem V te controleren en in zijn macht te beperken.In 1784 braken in Rotterdam rellen uit tussen patriotten en orangisten. Op 15 september 1785 ontvluchtte Willem V Den Haag, nadat de Staten van Holland hem hadden ontheven van zijn functie als bevelhebber van het Haagse garnizoen. In Amsterdam en Rotterdam werden eind april 1787 een aantal prinsgezinde vroedschapsleden en burgemeesters vervangen, zonder goedkeuring van de stadhouder. De patriottische euforie zou echter maar kort duren. In juni 1787 besloot Wilhelmina van Pruisen, de vrouw van de stadhouder, terug te gaan naar Den Haag om de orangisten daar op te wekken tot verzet tegen de patriotten. Bij Goejanverwellesluis werd ze aangehouden, waarop haar broer, de koning van Pruisen, een enorm leger naar de Republiek stuurde om de orde te herstellen. Tegen deze overmacht hadden de patriotten geen verweer.De patriotten weken uit naar Amsterdam, maar reeds op 10 oktober gaf de stad zich over. Binnen enkele maanden zat Willem V weer stevig in het zadel en was de rust hersteld.Prijs: ?750,-.

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        Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite, contenant les catéchismes des quatre premiers grades, l`ouverture & clôture des différentes loges, l`instruction de la table, les santés générales & particulières, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers officiers en charges; enrichi d`une infinité de demandes & de réponses symboliques, de l`explication des emblêmes & d`un grand nombre de notes aussi curieuses qu`utiles. Dédié aux maçons instruits. Par un Chevalier de tous les ordres maçoniques.

      Philadelphie [i.e. Paris?], chez Philarethe, rue de l`Equerre, à l`A-plomb, 1787.. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel. 127 S., 1 Bl.; 153 S., 1 Bl. - Angebunden: (ders.), La vraie Maçonerie d` adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames. 141 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 13 x 8,5 cm. Guaita 380 (dieses Exemplar); Wolfstieg, Ergänzungsband 10995; Caillet 4849 und 4850 . - Der dritte Teil mit dem selbständigen Titel: "La vraie Maçonerie d` adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames". - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Ex libris kabbalisticis" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897), desweiteren sein Namensstempel auf allen 3 Vortiteln. Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. 1899 verauktionierte die Pariser Librairie Dorbon die aus 2227 Lots bestehende Sammlung Guaita. - Rücken neu aufgezogen. Die Tafel verso mit einer Zeichnung; auf den Titeln der Verfassername handschriftlich fälschlich mit Tschoudy angegeben (von Guaitas Hand?). Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Nachricht von des berüchtigten Cagliostro Aufenthalte in Mitau, im Jahre 1779, und von dessen dortigen magischen Operationen

      Berlin und Stettin, Nicolai 1787.. XXXII, 168 S. - Angebunden: Keller, Wilhelm: Geschichte des eklektischen Freimaurerbundes mit einer Einleitung in die Allgemeingeschichte der Freimaurerei . Gießen, Ricker 1857. VIII, 180 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. I.: Raabe, Kat. Nicolai 259; Becker, Kat. Nicolai 54; Caillet 9194; Ackermann V/67; Hayn, Cagliostro, 86; Goed. V, 456, 8, 3; Wolfstieg 14372. - Erste Ausgabe der berühmten Schrift, mit der Frau v. d. Recke öffentlich gegen den berüchtigten Hochstapler, Glücksritter, Spieler und Betrüger (1743-1795) auftrat und die in ganz Europa Aufsehen erregte. Elisabeth v. d. Recke war anfänglich ebenso wie halb Europa von dem Abenteurer fasziniert, der es trotz zahlreicher Schwierigkeiten und Verfolgungen immer wieder schaffte, an anderen Orten Fuß zu fassen und bewundernde Gemeinden zu bilden. Doch sie distanzierte sich von ihm, als „einige von unsittlicher Lebensauffassung zeugende Aussprüche“ ihr Misstrauen weckten. Ihr Bericht von seinem Aufenthalt am Mitauer Hof im Jahr 1787 und von der betrügerischen Natur seiner dort erfolgten „magischen Operationen“ trug maßgeblich zum endgültigen Sturz Cagliostros bei, „der sich von diesem Schlage nicht wieder zu erholen vermochte." (ADB). Die ‚Nachricht ...` ist in zwei Teilen gedruckt: Dem „Aufsatz vom Jahre 1779“ links stehen auf der rechten Seite die „Anmerkungen und Erläuterungen ... geschrieben nach erlangter besserer Kenntniߓ von 1787 gegenüber. Das Buch ist auch ein entschiedenes Fanal gegen die Rosenkreuzer und die aufklärungsfeindlichen Kräfte vor allem in Süddeutschland. Friedrich Nicolai als Herausgeber ergänzte das Buch durch eine Vorrede und die Widmung an ihre Schwester, die regierende Herzogin von Kurland. ---- II.: Wolfstieg 8085; Taute 445 (zur 2. Auflage des gleichen Jahres): "Eine gediegene Monographie...“. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        Bonne Desmarest Atlas Encyclopédique contenant la géographie ancienne et moderne Hotel de Thou 1787-1788 140 cartes finement gravées. A toutes marges tel que sorti de l'imprimerie.

      Hotel de Thou 1787 - 2 volumes grand in quarto, 32 x 25 cm Bien complet des 140 cartes finement gravées annoncées. soit au tome 1 Frontispice de l'encyclopédie, titre, 65 pages de texte et 77 cartes ; au tome 2 titre 112 pages de texte et table et 63 cartes . Cartonnage d'attente de l'époque, brochage de l'époque sur onglets. Bel exemplaire quelques feuillets uniformément roussis (lié au papier) quelques infimes salissures. Exemplaire des plus désirable pour un Atlas puisque non rogné, ce qui laisse les plus belles marges aux cartes. Cet atlas comble un manque que l'on pouvait reprocher à l'édition originale de l'encyclopédie, qui malgré ses 3129 planches et ses suppléments ne comprenait pas d'Atlas géographique complet. On retrouve au premier volume le célèbre frontispice de l'encyclopédie. 19 cartes de géographie ancienne, toutes les cartes restantes étant consacrées à la description du monde tel que connu fin XVIIIe Outre les cartes classiques des hemisphères, la terre est vu sous différents point de vu soit 6 cartes d'hémisphères au total et une carte générale des surfaces connus. Puis toutes les parties du mondes dernières découvertes etc.voir photos des tables. Les cartes sont d'une grande précision et de la plus grande modernité, avec ces cartographes scientifiques du XVIIIe nous entrons ici dans l'ère de la cartographie moderne, avec bien sur tout le charme du papier vergé ancien à la feuille, non rogné. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite, contenant les catéchismes des quatre premiers grades, l\'ouverture & clôture des différentes loges, l\'instruction de la table, les santés générales & particulières, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers officiers en charges; enrichi d\'une infinité de demandes & de réponses symboliques, de l\'explication des emblêmes & d\'un grand nombre de notes aussi curieuses qu\'utiles. Dédié aux maçons instruits. Par un Chevalier de tous les ordres maçoniques.

      Philadelphie [i.e. Paris?], chez Philarethe, rue de l\'Equerre, à l\'A-plomb, 1787. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel. 127 S., 1 Bl.; 153 S., 1 Bl. - Angebunden: (ders.), La vraie Maçonerie d\' adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames. 141 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 13 x 8,5 cm. Wolfstieg, Ergänzungsband 10995; Caillet 4849 und 4850 . - Der dritte Teil mit dem selbständigen Titel: \"La vraie Maçonerie d\' adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames\". - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag \"Ex libris kabbalisticis\" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897), desweiteren sein Namensstempel auf allen 3 Vortiteln. Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. - Rücken neu aufgezogen. Die Tafel verso mit einer Zeichnung; auf den Titeln der Verfassername handschriftlich fälschlich mit Tschoudy angegeben (von Guaitas Hand?). Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Leben und Meinungen Moses Mendelssohn, nebst dem Geiste seiner Schriften in einem kurzen Abrisse dargestellt. 6 Bl., 200 S., 2 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und gestoch. Porträt von J. C. G. Fritsch. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, Bezugspapier am unteren Vordergelenk beschabt) mit rotem Rückenschild.

      Hamburg, Möller, 1787. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten Biographie Moses Mendelssohns (1729-1786), ein frühes Werk des bedeutenden Hamburger Jakobiners Schütz am Beginn seiner Phase als radikaler Aufklärer und deutscher Jakobiner. Er würdigt Mendelssohns literarische und philosophische Verdienste und berichtet auch ausführlich über den Streit zwischen Mendelssohn und Jacobi. Teils verwendet er mündliche Berichte von Freunden Mendelssohns, die sonst nicht veröffentlicht wurden. Mit dem spärlichen Subskribentenverzeichnis, das nur 89 Zeichnungen enthält, darunter allein 30 von einem Ungenannten. Der Schwerpunkt der Subskriptionen liegt in Norddeutschland. – Teils im Satzspiegel gebräunt, Titel verso in der unteren Hälfte im Falz schmal hinterlegt. Gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Mit dem meist fehlenden Porträt. Nur drei vollständige Exemplare im deutschen Handel seit 1975. – Goed. IV 1, 485 g. Meyer, Mendelssohn, 736 (nur 4 Bl. Vorstücke und ohne die 2 Bl. am Schluß) und P. 28 (Porträt). Fürst II, 367 und III, 298 (falsch: 1781). Nicht im Mendelssohn-Katalog Wolfenbüttel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite, contenant les catéchismes des quatre premiers grades, l`ouverture & clôture des différentes loges, l`instruction de la table, les santés générales & particulières, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers officiers en charges; enrichi d`une infinité de demandes & de réponses symboliques, de l`explication des emblêmes & d`un grand nombre de notes aussi curieuses qu`utiles. Dédié aux maçons instruits. Par un Chevalier de tous les ordres maçoniques.

      Philadelphie [i.e. Paris?], chez Philarethe, rue de l`Equerre, à l`A-plomb, 1787. - 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel. 127 S., 1 Bl.; 153 S., 1 Bl. - Angebunden: (ders.), La vraie Maçonerie d` adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames. 141 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 13 x 8,5 cm. Wolfstieg, Ergänzungsband 10995; Caillet 4849 und 4850 . - Der dritte Teil mit dem selbständigen Titel: "La vraie Maçonerie d` adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames". - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Ex libris kabbalisticis" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897), desweiteren sein Namensstempel auf allen 3 Vortiteln. Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. - Rücken neu aufgezogen. Die Tafel verso mit einer Zeichnung; auf den Titeln der Verfassername handschriftlich fälschlich mit Tschoudy angegeben (von Guaitas Hand?). Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origine de la maçonnerie Adonhiramite, ou nouvelles observations, critiques et raisonnées, sur la philosophie, les hiéroglyphes, les mystères, la superstition et les vices des mages: Précédée d`un chapitre sur l`Egypte ancienne et moderne : avec des remarques et des notes sur les historiens et la chronologie du monde : dédiée à Mgr. le Duc de Gowres, par l`auteur du recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite.

      Helyopolis (d. i. Paris), 1787.. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel und gefalt. Tabelle. 6 Bll., 172 S., 2 Bll. Roter Maroquin des 19. Jhdts., mit Innenkantenverg. und Goldschnitt. 14 x 8 cm. Wolfstieg 33383; Caillet 4846 (für eine Parallelausgabe mit 164 S.) . - Mit dem schönen Wappenexlibris des Okkultisten Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897). Der Anhänger Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Mit der sonst praktisch nie vorhandenen Tafel (3 Rituale in der Loge zeigend) selten. Sehr schönes Exemplar!

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        A General Index to the Philosophical Transactions, from the First to the End of the Seventieth Volume

      London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly for The Royal Society, 1787. Thick quarto. 801 pages. 20th-century black buckram, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST EDITION. Complete printed indexes of Volumes 1-70 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Each index arranged in two formats: alphabetically by subject (through page 552) and alphabetically by author (pages 555-end). Twenty entries are recorded for Isaac Newton, eighteen for Christian Huygens, and a full fifty-eight for Robert Boyle. Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.

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        Il Cuoco Francese, ove viene insegnata la maniera di condire ogni sorta di vivande, e di fare ogni sorta di Pasticcierie, e Confetti

      A spese Remondini di Venezia, Bassano 1787 - Contemporary blue card wrappers, contents coming detached, scattered modest browning and foxing. Styled the third edition: In three sections, continuously paginated: Cuoco, Pasticciere, Confettoriere. 310pp. Originally published in French in 1651 and in Italian in 1682. Pennell 118-119 (1703 ed.), Notaker 918 (earlier eds)La Varenne's groundbreaking French cookbook rippled through Europe for centuries and was directly responsible for French haute cuisine taking over in Italy for the better part of 150 years. Hugely influential and reprinted well into the 19th century, it was only with the creation of an Italian Republic that they really broke free from La Varenne. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000415. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Notions claires sur les gouvernemens.

      - Amsterdam, 1787. 2 volumes in-8, plein veau havane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés répétés en place des nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison citron et bleu,coupes filetées, tranches rouges, (2) f., xxviij, 359 p. et (2) f., 424 p. Edition originale publiée sans nom d'auteur. Le premier exposé général de la doctrine politique et économique de L.-S. Mercier qu’il voudrait, selon sa préface, "être susceptible d’une grande clarté". Embrassant en un exposé ambitieux, politique, économie, histoire, droit et considérations sociales, il livre ses idées originales sur le pouvoir et le régime politique, se montre favorable à un système républicain vertueux, "juste et modéré" dominé par l’exécutif. Il intervient sur la question du rôle de l’opinion publique, sur Machiavel, la place du droit, les colonies, le rôle social des beaux-arts, etc., et soumet sa conception d’un nouvel espace politique qui tienne compte des mutations sociales. Sur cet ouvrage et son importance, cf. M. Dorigny, 'Du despotisme vertueux à la République' in: 'L.-S. Mercier' sous la dir. de J.-C. Bonnet, p. 247 sq. (Conlon, 'Siècle des Lumières,' 87:2383. Rufi, 'Bibliographie de L.-S. Mercier', n° 74). Quelques petites épidermures, galerie de vers dans la marge inf. des premiers feuillets sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broek in Waterland, 1838.

      ?View de Broek in Waterland? en ?View of Broek in Waterland?, sfeervolle steendrukken van Het Havenrak met kerk, theehuis en theekoepel, verdaardigd door Hendrik Greven (1787-1854), uitgegeven te Amsterdam als onderdeel van Souvenirs de la Hollande door Frans Buffa & Zonen in 1838. Deels in de tijd deels later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. elk 16,0 ? 22,3 cm.Souvenirs de la Hollande bevatte een 14 tal fijn ingekleurde steendrukken van klederdrachten en dorpen uit Noord-Holland, met onderschriften in het Frans en Engels.Prijs: ?750,- (2 stuks samen).

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        Traité élémentaire de minéralogie. ... Deuxième edition.Paris, Verdière (back of half-title: Hippolyte Tilliard; volume 2: Paul Renouard), 1830-1832. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 24 folding engraved plates, some coloured by hand, and several letterpress folding tables. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      DSB II, p. 106; Schuh, Beudant 5; not in Sinkankas. Second edition of a monograph on mineralogy by the eminent French mineralogist and geologist François Sulpice Beudant (1787-1850). "This much expanded and improved edition reflects the tremendous strides mineralogy and chemistry made during the first part of the 19th century. ... this was the leading textbook in mineralogical science in France for many years" (Schuh). It starts with a brief introduction on the distinction between mineralogy and geology, followed by chapters on the different forms of minerals, how they arise, their chemical composition, classification, usage etc. The second volume deals with the different mineral families and their precious stones. "Mineralogical investigations, particularly experiments with carbonates and other salts, revealed to Beudant a principle of the combination of mineral substances that he expressed in Beudant's law. Essentially, he found that some compounds dissolved in the same solution would precipitate together, forming a crystal whose properties they determined in common. The interfacial angles of this new crystal would have a value intermediate between the angles of the original compounds, proportional to the quantity of each" (DSB).Slightly browned and foxed throughout. Bindings rubbed along the extremities. Overall in good condition.

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        Storia della Regione Abbruciata in Campagna Felice

      1787. CARLETTI Niccolò. Storia della Regione Abbruciata in Campagna Felice. In Napoli, 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. Fior. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Bacoli, Pozzuoli, Miseno, Cuma, Baja, Nisida, Lucrino, Lago Patria, Solfatara.

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        THE MIRROR A PERIODICAL PAPER VOL II OF THREE [WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION]

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1787. Seventeenth Edition. Very Good binding. A copy with a Washington association. On the pastedown is the signature of S. Tayloe Washington, signed again on the title page as Sarah Tayloe. Sarah Tayloe Washington was the third wife of Capt. William Augustine Washington, whose father, Augustine Washington II was the half-brother of George Washington. Very Good binding.

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        THE MIRROR. A PERIODICAL PAPER . VOL. II OF THREE [WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION]

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1787 - A copy with a Washington association. On the pastedown is the signature of S. Tayloe Washington, signed again on the title page as Sarah Tayloe. Sarah Tayloe Washington was the third wife of Capt. William Augustine Washington, whose father, Augustine Washington II was the half-brother of George Washington. Very Good binding.

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        THE MIRROR. A PERIODICAL PAPER ... VOL. II OF THREE [WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION]

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1787. Seventeenth Edition. Very Good binding. A copy with a Washington association. On the pastedown is the signature of S. Tayloe Washington, signed again on the title page as Sarah Tayloe. Sarah Tayloe Washington was the third wife of Capt. William Augustine Washington, whose father, Augustine Washington II was the half-brother of George Washington. Very Good binding.

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        Biblioteca Maphei Pinellii magno iam studio colecta, descripta et annotationibus illustrata.

      Venetiis, typis Caroli Palesii. 1787, Venetiis - 6 volumi in 8°, cartonatura marmorizzata coeva. Ritratto del Pinelli inciso in rame da F. Bartolozzi, liv, 377 pp. .; iv 468pp.; iv 367 pp., 1 grande tavola con facsimile incisa in rame ripiegata f.t.; Iv, 471 pp.; viii 355pp. con 5 tavole f.t. incise in rame raffiguranti antichità egizie e greche; xvi, 365 pp. Bellissimo esemplare in carta greve, intonso. " E' questa una delle più superbe raccolte che siano state fatte da pariticolari e ben meritava di adornare la libreria di qualche principe sovrano. Il catalogo presente fu accolto con grande favore e da molti preso a modello di consimili lavori. Maffeo Pinelli era Direttore della Stamperia Ducale a Venezia. Si crede che giungesse a raccogliere tanti e così buoni e rari libri cavandoli a poco prezzo dalle biblioteche dei conventi veneziani." ( Bonamici , Opere biografiche e bibliografiche, p. 137 ). Ottino & Fumagalli, 2387. Brunet, III, 1899. Taylor, Book catalogues, pp. 97 - 98. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WELTKARTE und die vier Erdteile. "Mappe - Monde. Suivant les Nouvelles Observations". Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären, umgeben gestochenen Erklärungen. - Dabei: Gesamtkarten von Europa, Amerika, Asien und Afrika.

      - 5 altkolorierte Kupferstiche von Mr. Abbé Clouet, dat. 1787, je ca. 32 x 55 cm. Schöne, wohl erhaltene Folge dieser französischen Karten.

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        Los diez libros de architectura de M. Vitruvio Polión. Traducidos del latín y comentados por don Joseph Ortiz y Sanz

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1787 - Gran folio, XVIII+277 p+LVI láminas, pasta española de época, rozada, ALGUNOS INJERTOS EN LOMO Y PLANOS, nervios, tejuelo. Firma en portadilla, taladros y galerías de polilla en margen de buena parte de la obra, aunque sin afectar. 56 láminas calcográficas, que presentan algunas manchas. PALAU: "Magnífica edición, comparable a las más espléndidas que se hicieron en Europa durante el siglo XVIII"

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        La perla de América, provincia de Santa Marta: reconocida, observada y expuesta en discursos históricos

      Madrid: Por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1787. [2]+xxx+280 pages. lacks map puerto De Santa Marta. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") bound in quarter leather and pebble boards with gilt lettering to spine. (Medina; Palau 126001; Sabin 36882) First edition.A detailed study of the Santa Marta province in what is now Columbia, including a chapter on the Guajira (Wayuu) language. The Wayuu language, or Goajiro is spoken by 305,000 indigenous Wayuu people in northwestern Venezuela and northeastern Colombia on the Juajira Peninsula. Wayuu is one of the major Arawakan languages. there are minimal differences depending on the region of La Guajira in which speakers live. Most of the younger generations speak Spanish fluently. the extinct Guanebucan language may actually have been a dialect of Wayuu.Condition:Spine heal chipped, corners bumped and heavily rubbed, marginal working to a few leaves, lacks map else a good to very good copy.l

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        THE HISTORY OF EDINBURGH, FROM THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS TO THE PRESENT TIME; BY WAY OF GUIDE TO THE CITY AND SUBURBS. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED A GAZETTEER OF THE COUNTY ...

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author; and sold by N.R. Cheyne, 1787. vi,[2],336,59,[1]pp. 12mo. Modern half calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt label. Two folding maps. Bit of offsetting to margins of prelims and terminal leaves from former binding, maps a bit foxed and offset to facing leaves; but a very good copy. First edition. A relatively early work by the soon to be significant Scottish printer/publisher/bookseller, published two years after he assumed a partnership role in the publication of the EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT. The two folding maps are of a) "A Plan of the Town & Suburbs of Edinburgh," and b) "The Environs of Edinburgh," the latter with colored outlines. The separately signed and paginated sequence at the end is the "Gazetteer of the County," which was issued as a separate, with its own title page, the same year. GOLDSMITHS 13318. ESTC T36367.

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen containing the completest instructions for walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, stumbling and tumbling. Illustrated with copper plates, and adorned with a portrait of the Author [TOGETHER WITH] Annals of Horsemanship

      London: W. Dickinson ; S. Hooper ; Mess. Robinsons 1787. FIRST EDITIONS 1787 & 1791 - 2 works bound as 1. With 12 and 17 stipple engraved plates by Bunbury, engraved by W. Dickinson. pp., xx., 38 + xvii., 82 . 32.7 cm tall. all edges gilt. There is some old waterstaining as well as some foxing, but a good copy of this humorous equestrian work. Both first editions not often found bound together. . Very Good. Full Calf. First Editions. 1787. 4to..

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        uvres posthumes, ou Mémoire 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: no publisher, 1787 - Octavo (195 x 120 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, smooth spine tooled in gilt, triple rule border to boards with flower corner-pieces, inner gilt dentelles, edges blue, marbled endpapers. Acquisition date to rear free endpaper in red ballpoint pen. Rear joint skilfully repaired, extremities worn, small chip to bottom edge of rear board, tiny loss to top corner of title and following leaf. A very good copy with bright contents. Engraved portrait frontispiece. First edition, published by Honoré Gabriel Mirabeau, son of Victor de Riquetti. The work was originally drawn up by Du Pont de Nemours in 1776 under the title Mémoire sur les municipalités after a draft left by Turgot. The Lettre which begins on page 99 was written by Du Pont de Nemours and the Observations (p. 113ff.) by Brissot de Warville. The work was reprinted in 1788 under the title Des administrations provinciales. Turgot was opposed to the summoning of the states-general advocated by Malesherbes, possibly on the ground that the two privileged orders would have too much power in them. His own plan is found in the Mémoire, which was submitted informally to the King. Einaudi 1668; Goldsmiths' 13504; INED 1614 bis; Kress B.1203. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Œuvres posthumes,

      Lausanne: no publisher,, 1787. ou Mémoire 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. Octavo (195 x 120 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, smooth spine tooled in gilt, triple rule border to boards with flower corner-pieces, inner gilt dentelles, edges blue, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Acquisition date to rear free endpaper in red ballpoint pen. Rear joint skilfully repaired, extremities worn, small chip to bottom edge of rear board, tiny loss to top corner of title and following leaf. A very good copy with bright contents. First edition, published by Honoré Gabriel Mirabeau, son of Victor de Riquetti. The work was originally drawn up by Du Pont de Nemours in 1776 under the title Mémoire sur les municipalités after a draft left by Turgot. The Lettre which begins on page 99 was written by Du Pont de Nemours and the Observations (p. 113ff.) by Brissot de Warville. The work was reprinted in 1788 under the title Des administrations provinciales. Turgot was opposed to the summoning of the states-general advocated by Malesherbes, possibly on the ground that the two privileged orders would have too much power in them. His own plan is found in the Mémoire, which was submitted informally to the King.

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        WELTKARTE und die vier Erdteile., "Mappe - Monde. Suivant les Nouvelles Observations". Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären, umgeben gestochenen Erklärungen. - Dabei: Gesamtkarten von Europa, Amerika, Asien und Afrika.

      5 altkolorierte Kupferstiche von Mr. Abbé Clouet, dat. 1787, je ca. 32 x 55 cm. Schöne, wohl erhaltene Folge dieser französischen Karten. Dekorative Graphik, Spezialkarten, Landkarten, Spezialkarten, Weltkarte

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        Autograph letter signed, to Georg Forster, informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia.

      Kronstadt: 26 November 1787 (old calendar; 7 December 1787 in the modern calendar). Single sheet of laid paper, 232 x 382 mm., folded to letter size, watermark "J. Honig & Zoonen", written in French in a neat and legible hand, signed "G. Moulowsky", noted as received on 1 January 1788; excellent condition. An important letter: the Russian commander Grigory Mulovsky writes to Georg Forster informing him of the cancellation of their proposed voyage to the Pacific and Australia. In April 1787 Catherine the Great commissioned Mulovsky as commander of a squadron destined to carry out a voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Japan and the western coast of America. Five ships - four naval vessels and a transport - were to have taken part, with officers and crew recruited from around the world.One of the driving forces in planning the expedition was James Trevenen, a midshipman on Cook's third voyage, who first discussed his idea with the Russian ambassador in London as an attempt to circumvent the monopoly of the British South Sea Company. Trevenen was so convinced of the reality of his Russian appointment that he did not push for another commission for which he was being sponsored by Alexander Dalrymple: to command the Bounty on her ill-fated breadfruit voyage.Mulovsky's voyage was openly modelled on the discoveries of Captain Cook and was intended as a Russian riposte to British ambitions in the region, much in the same way that the French had appointed La Pérouse and the Spanish Malaspina. It is considered very likely that Mulovsky would have visited the new colony at Port Jackson, much like the French and Spanish expeditions: if this had eventuated it would have been an incredible opportunity for Forster to judge the merits of his early essay on Botany Bay, "Neuholland und die brittische Colonie in Botany Bay", published in a Berlin journal in 1787.This expertise was all the more reason, of course, to ask Georg Forster to join the expedition. Forster had sailed as a young man on Cook's imposing second voyage, and although relations between the Forsters and the British Admiralty soured, Georg had forged a career as a Pacific expert, partly because of his firsthand experience, and partly because of his continuing research. He was approached by Mulovsky in person and offered a position as naturalist and "scientific commander" in June 1787; the same month Forster wrote to his friend Thomas Soemmering inviting him to join an expedition which 'will visit England, Lisbon, Madeira, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, New Holland, New Zealand, the Friendly, Society and Sandwich Islands, the Coast of America, Kurile Islands, Japan and China - and everywhere our zeal for Science will be left unhindered' (Forster to Soemmerring, 17 June 1787, Georg Forsters Werke, Berlin, 1978, vol. 14, p. 696). Sadly, the hoped for expedition never materialised as the Russian Navy became increasingly immured in war with the Sultan of Turkey. As this letter confirms, the Pacific voyage was finally cancelled in 1787; Mulovsky died two years later during the war with Sweden.The letter, sent from the Russian naval capital Kronstadt, written in rather halting French, informs Forster about the cancellation of their planned voyage ('Je suis bien fachée de vous apprendre que mon Expédition n'a plus lieu et que par concequand, tous ceux que vous aurez peut engagée...'). Mulovsky also comments that he has written a second letter to Soemmering as well, and he stresses that there is no personal conflict behind the cancellation. hoping that their relationship will continue to be amicable.This letter was transcribed as part of the East German publication of Forster's Werke, although it was only located in time for the appendix volume (see Georg Forsters Werke, Briefe 1792 bis 1794 und Nachträge, Berlin, 1989, volume 17, p. 541; the editors remark that the letter only became known to them during the printing of the book). Added to the original letter is a typescript transcription, plus three typescript pages with further research. It seems that these typescripts were prepared by the editors of the multi-volume Werke. Some old folds, chipped along inner margin.

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        Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise -

      Buisson 1787 -, Paris - 4 tomes. In-8. Tome 1: 379 pp. Tome 2: 365 pp. Tome 3: 420 pp. Tome 4: 272 pp. Reliure d'époque plein veau raciné. Dos lisses ornés avec pièces de titre rouges, de tomaisons noires. Roulette dorée en encadrement sur les plats. Sur tome 3: manque aux deux derniers feuillets dont demi page au dernier feuillet). Bien complet des 3 cartes dépliantes. En bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Histoire de la Guerre d?Indépendance américaine depuis l?affaire de l?impôt du timbre en 1765 jusqu?au traité de Versailles en 1783 ; l?auteur se montre ici favorable aux principes fondant la révolution américaine, mais s?astreint à un véritable travail d?historien en allant recueillir des informations de première main, aussi bien des mémoires manuscrits que des témoignages directs auprès d?acteurs français, anglais et américains. François Soulès publiera de nombreux autres ouvrages, dont des traductions de l?anglais de Thomas Paine, Ann Radcliffe, Arthur Young, d?historiens et voyageurs dont William Bligh. Un des meilleurs ouvrages français sur la guerre de l?Indépendance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papiere eines Verstorbenen. Ein Vermächtnis für die Lebenden. Herausgegeben von der Wittib des braunen Mannes. Für die Leipziger Jubilate-Messe.

      [Basel], [Flick] 1787. 8°. 344 S., 2 w. Bll. Mit einer gest. Porträt-Vignette auf Titelbl. (J. del., Dunker sc.) und einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. Halblederband der Zeit. m. kl. Fileten, Zierleisten und Titel auf mont. Papierschildchen in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Sprenkelpapier u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Rü. etw. berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Signatur v. alter Hd. auf flieg. Vorsatz, papierbed. leicht gebräunt, aber im Text kaum Gebrauchsspuren. \"Hayn-Got. VI, 26 f.; VD18 10722017 nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta. - Seltene Sammlung von 60 Aufsätzen eines anonymen, für uns nicht zu ermittelnden Verfassers. Lediglich die Badische Landesbibliothek gibt den deutschen Schriftsteller Johann Gottwerth Müller als Verfasser an, was sich aber nicht verifizieren lässt. \"\"Diese Papiere fanden sich unter Schloß und Riegel nach dem Tode meines Vetters AB. CD. in einer zinnernen Kapsel, korrekt geschrieben, und als ein Vermächtnis seinen Erben geheiliget. Diese guten einfältigen Leute bezeugten aber so wenig Gefallen an diesen Dokumenten .. daß ich sie gegen ein Equivalent in dem Vorsatze erhandelte, dem grossen deutschen Publikum damit ein Geschenk zu machen.\"\" (Aus dem Vorwort). - Mit Kapiteln über: `Ueber die Verbesserung der deutschen Dialekte` / `Seyd sparsam mit euren Kohlen!` / `Etwas von unnützen Menschen` / `Schreiben von Wittwenklöstern` / `Schreiben eines Hypochondristen über die Begräbnisse in Kirchen und auf Kirchhöfen` / `Ueber das Spiel` / `Der Mann und das Weib` etc.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Philosophie, Literatur, 18. Jahrhundert

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Veduta del porto di Reggio Calabria

      Napoli 1787 - Veduta del porto di Reggio Calabria incisa da Giovanni de Grado. Il soggetto deriva dal dipinto di Hackert conservato alla Reggia di Caserta, nella collezione dei dipinti dei principali porti del Regno delle Due Sicilie dedicatà a Ferdinando IV di Borbone. I dipinti di hackert riscossero un successo clamoroso e furono riprodotti a stampa con delle incisioni realizzate dal fratello George Hackert, che ne curò anche la realizzazione, e da altri artisti. Acquaforte e bulino, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rara. View of the port of Reggio Calabria engraved by Giovanni de Grado. The subject comes from the painting by Hackert kept at the Palace of Caserta, in the collection of paintings of the main ports of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies dedicated to Ferdinand IV of Bourbon. Hackert's paintings met with a resounding success and were reproduced in print with the recordings made by his brother George Hackert, who also supervised the construction, and other artists. Etching and engraving, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, in perfect condition. Rare. Dimensioni 590 440mm

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        Grammatica e vocabulario della lingua Kurda.

      Roma, Stamperia della Sacra Congregazione di Propaganda Fide, 1787. - circa 19,5 x 13,5 cm. 288 pp., title with a woodcut vignette Contemporary decorated paper-wrapper (spine renewed) "Zaunmüller 232. The first systematic Kurdish grammar, including an Italian-Kurdish dictionary and a preface concerning missionaries. The author Garzoni was a Dominican missionary, the second to go into the region of the Kurds setting out from Mosul in 1764 (the first missionary in Kurdistan was also a Dominican, Leopoldo Soldini, resident 1760 to 1779). Garzoni stayed until 1787 and managed to learn the language, understand the grammar and compile a vocabulary of some 4500 words that are given here with an Italian translation. - "This work is very important in the Kurdish history as it is the first acknowledgement of the originality of the Kurdish language on a scientific base. Garzoni was given the title of Father of Kurdology, and of the pioneer Kurdish grammarian" (Mirella Galetti). " "- Some minor foxing, title with small label, endpaper with small note, otherwise mostly quite clean. Uncut and unopened.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Rigaku nyushiki ensei kansho zusetsu.Nagoya, Kansho juku, Bunsei 6 [= 1823]. 3 vols. With 10 astronomical illustrations (mostly double- or 1½-page (including a terrestrial map in 2 hemispheres) and 2 dials with rotating parts (all in vol. 1), 10 seals integral to the text woodblocks and a red (owner's?) seal at the end of vol. 1. Original grey paper wrappers in traditional Japanese style (25 x 17 cm).

      First edition of a rare and well-illustrated introduction to Western science (mostly astronomy) by Yoshio Nanko (1787-1843). Nanko was "of pivotal importance ... to the spread of Western learning" and the present book was "his most influential publication" (Goodman). All the illustrations appear in volume 1, including the geocentric universe according to Ptolemy and according to Tycho Brahe; Copenicus's heliocentric universe (including comets); sun spots; the sun, earth and six planets depicted at the same scale; the earth orbiting the sun to show its axis at the solstices and equinoxes; solar and lunar eclipses; and a world map in two hemispheres. There are two astronomical dials: a simple rotating dial on one page and triple dial in a paper pocket on another. Volume 2 discusses the sun, moon, earth and planetary system. Volume 3 discusses the individual planets, the stars, constellations and comets. The appendix on the motion of the earth discusses Newton's discoveries in relation to traditional Chinese views. With an occasional manuscript annotation in ink, both Dutch and Japanese. Lacking 1 leaf (pp. 13-14 of vol. 2), but otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor and mostly marginal worm holes and a few pages with faint water stains. The label on the front wrapper of volume 1 is tattered, and a couple threads are broken, but the wrappers are also still in good condition. An important example of the beginnings of Japanese interest in European astronomy and an indication of the state of Japanese-Dutch relations on the eve of Siebold's arrival in Japan.

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        Discourses on Various Subjects, Including Several on Particular Occasions

      Birmingham: J Johnson [printed for the Author By Pearson and Rollason], 1787. First Edition. Maroon Cloth. Near Fine. 8 1/2" Tall. Xvi, 464 + 4 Pp Catalogue At End. Original Maroon Moire Cloth, Morocco Spine Label, Spine Faded. No Fraying, Hinges Tight, Slight Bumping To Corners.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Rigaku nyushiki ensei kansho zusetsu.Nagoya, Kansho juku, Bunsei 6 [= 1823]. 3 vols. With 10 astronomical illustrations (mostly double- or 1½-page (including a terrestrial map in 2 hemispheres) and 2 dials with rotating parts (all in vol. 1), 10 seals integral to the text woodblocks and a red (owner's?) seal at the end of vol. 1. Original grey paper wrappers in traditional Japanese style (25 x 17 cm).

      - First edition of a rare and well-illustrated introduction to Western science (mostly astronomy) by Yoshio Nanko (1787-1843). Nanko was "of pivotal importance . to the spread of Western learning" and the present book was "his most influential publication" (Goodman). All the illustrations appear in volume 1, including the geocentric universe according to Ptolemy and according to Tycho Brahe; Copenicus's heliocentric universe (including comets); sun spots; the sun, earth and six planets depicted at the same scale; the earth orbiting the sun to show its axis at the solstices and equinoxes; solar and lunar eclipses; and a world map in two hemispheres. There are two astronomical dials: a simple rotating dial on one page and triple dial in a paper pocket on another. Volume 2 discusses the sun, moon, earth and planetary system. Volume 3 discusses the individual planets, the stars, constellations and comets. The appendix on the motion of the earth discusses Newton's discoveries in relation to traditional Chinese views. With an occasional manuscript annotation in ink, both Dutch and Japanese. Lacking 1 leaf (pp. 13-14 of vol. 2), but otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor and mostly marginal worm holes and a few pages with faint water stains. The label on the front wrapper of volume 1 is tattered, and a couple threads are broken, but the wrappers are also still in good condition. An important example of the beginnings of Japanese interest in European astronomy and an indication of the state of Japanese-Dutch relations on the eve of Siebold's arrival in Japan.

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE. Containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787.. PLATE VOLUME ONLY 1787. Oblong folio, approximately 410 x 285 mm, 16 x 11¼ inches, 32 engraved plates, numbered 1-31; with 26A and. 26B, making 32 in total, all with old ink descriptions, bound in half black roan, dull cloth covers. Spine rubbed, upper hinge slightly weak but still holding, cloth covers slightly wrinkled, margins of plates water stained, not affecting images, some wear to edges of plates, first inner paper hinge strengthened with binder's white linen, bottom of first free endpaper has small repair, plate 30 has a 2" closed margin tear not affecting image, neatly repaired on the blank side, title page has a crossed out ink name to top margin, ink initials to first free endpaper, pale age-browning throughout. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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