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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 Kenntniß“ 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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Thalia (2 Bände, Heft 1 - 8 von 12). [Erstausgabe]. Erster Band: welcher das I. bis IV. Heft enthält. Zweiter Band: welcher das V. bis VIII. Heft enthält.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen, 1787-79. - 8°. 20 cm/ 22,5 cm. 6 Blatt, 199, 136, 139, 140, 132, 164, 128, 108 Seiten. Pappbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. WG 18. Seiten unbeschnitten (Band 1). Einbände berieben und fleckig, Kanten bestoßen, Kapital mit kleinen Einrissen. Exlibris auf Vorsatz, Blindprägung verso Vorsatz. Gute Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Bayard librairie livre luxe book]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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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        Guide des amateurs et des étrangers voyageurs à Paris ou Description raisonnée de cette Ville, sa Banlieue, & de tout ce qu'elles contiennent de remarquable. Enrichie de Vues perspectives des principaux Monumens modernes.

      Hardouin & Gattey, Paris 1787 - Deux volumes in-12 (17,5 cm x 10,5 cm), xv (Dédicace, Avertissement, Dissertation sur l'origine de Paris, et sur l'antiquité de la juridiction municipale)-784-2 (Approbation et Privilège)-739 pp. 12 Planches gravées. Volume I : St Philippe du Roule, La Place de Louis XV, Le couvent des capucins de la chaussée d'Antin, Le Théâtre Italien, Vue du jardin du Palais-Royal, Vue intérieure de la nouvelle Halle, L'église de St.Eustache. Volume II : Monument du Palais de Justice, Vue du portail de Ste Geneviève, Vue intérieure des écoles de Chirurgie, Vue du Théâtre François, Vue de l'Hôtel des Monnoyes Prise de dessus le Pont neuf. Edition originale. Pleine basane fauve. Aux armes de Anne Léon II de Montmorency-Fosseux sur les plats. Dos lisse, caissons ornés de petits alerions dorés (rappel des armes des plats). Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Double encadrements sur les plats. Filets dorés sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Restauration aux mors et aux coiffes. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Coleccion de noticias de muchas de las indulgencias plenarias y perpetuas que pueden ganar todos los fieles de Christo, que con la debida disposicion, visitaren en sus respectivos dias.

      Mexico: Por Don Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1787. Small 8vo (14.5 cm; 5.5"). [10] ff., 152 pp. First edition of this Mexican calendar of indulgences. The section titles are as follows: "Primera parte, en que se notician las indulgencias plenarias que se ganan en los dias fixos . . ." and "Segunda parte, en que se da noticia de las indulgencias plenarias . . . en las festas movibles y dias que no están fixos. . . .         Medina, Mexico, 7695; Palau 20393. Contemporary vellum over paste boards; vellum rodent gnawed with loss at fore- and bottom edges exposing underlying boards, vellum consequently a bit loose. Vellum also missing from lower two inches of spine; rear free endpaper and final blank also dined upon. Minor worming to upper inner margins, not touching text. A clean, good copy, and despite attacks on binding

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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        1787 EARLY CONSTITUTION full text! Revolutionary WAR George Washington Inaugural

      London : Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1789. Second edition. 1787 - 1787 EARLY CONSTITUTION full text! Revolutionary WAR George Washington Inaugural “This, a most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events for over a hundred years contains accurate accounts of the Revolutionary War, as well as the revolutions in South American, the Second War with Great Britain, and many other American subjects.” ¬– Sabin, 1614. Through the end of the 18th-century, “The Annual Register” became the most respected journal in print. The periodical was a reference work that contained major events from each year, focusing on economics, politics, arts, trends, and world developments. Many leading historians of the American Revolutionary period, including David Ramsay, James Murray, and William Gordon “borrowed heavily from the Annual Register” (Gephart 1016, 2565). This second edition of the 1787 register is famous for including the full-text of the United States Constitution. It was published the same year that George Washington became president, and when congress convened in 1789. In addition to important Revolutionary War events, this tome covers: • the arrest of the Princess of Orange, • riots in Amsterdam in response to declaration of war, • troop movement of the Prussian army, • speeches of the King addressing the Revolutionary war, • the articles of the United States Constitution, • scientific observations on similarities between the wolf, jackal, and dog, • natural history of Syria including volcanoes and earthquakes, • plus much more! An incredible volume! Item number: #465 Price: $1250 Anon The Annual register, or, A view of the history, politics, and literature, for the years 1787. London : Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1789. Second edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [ii], 320, 202, [9] o Printer’s device on title page • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • References: Gephart 1016, 2565; Sabin 1614 • Language: English • Provenance: o Bookplate – Bernice G. Jones o Bookplate – Ithaca Farmers’ Library o Stamp – Cornell Library Association • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 465 Photos available upon request. [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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        Örlogs-manna-sällskapets handlingar. Första häftet, utgifvit under öfversten af kongl. Amiralitetet samt riddaren välborne herr Simon Ruuths præsidio [Transactions of the Royal Society of Naval Sciences .].

      1787 - Stockholm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1787. 8:o. (2),68 pp. & 3 folded printed tables.Uncut in contemporary grey paper wrappers. A good copy, partly printed on blue-toned paper. From Ericsberg Manor in Sweden.Contains articles and reviews related to warships and navigation. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Voyage de Sparrman

      Chez Buisson, Paris 1787 - Three volumes, number labels incorrect. In French, title on spine also not correct. "Voyage au Cap de Bonne Esperance, et autour du monde avec le Capitaine Cook." All plates are present. Volume labelled as I has the ex libris plate of the Mayor's Library in Lyon.

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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

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

      Kronstadt 1787 - 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 pre [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Prestwich's Republica

      London - J Nichols, 1787 Book. VER. Hardcover. First edition.. The first and only volume of Preswich's Respublica. The first edition of this work. With an engraved frontispiece and vignette title page. This heraldic album was originally intended to be two volumes. However, due to illness Prestwich only ever wrote this one volume. This work is a heraldic dictionary providing the names and a description of the armorial bearings of upward of three hundred families. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Rebacked with original spine preserved. Rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Christopher Rowe. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light spots to endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Veduta di Baja presa dal monte nuovo

      Napoli 1787 - Veduta panoramica del golfo con Pozzuoli e Capri, incisa da William Gmelin, da un dipinto di Jacob Philip Hackert, datato 1787. L'opera è edita dal fratello di Hackert, Georg Abraham, che aveva una bottega calcografica in Roma a Piazza di Spagna, ed a Napoli. Acquaforte e bulino, magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata cova, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale pubblicata a Napoli da George Hackert, stampata su carta del ’700. Rara. Dimensioni 590 430mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Coleccion de noticias de muchas de las indulgencias plenarias y perpetuas que pueden ganar todos los fieles de Christo, que con la debida disposicion, visitaren en sus respectivos dias.

      Mexico: Por Don Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1787. Small 8vo (14.5 cm; 5.5"). [10] ff., 152 pp. First edition of this Mexican calendar of indulgences. The section titles are as follows: "Primera parte, en que se notician las indulgencias plenarias que se ganan en los dias fixos . . ." and "Segunda parte, en que se da noticia de las indulgencias plenarias . . . en las festas movibles y dias que no están fixos. . . .         Medina, Mexico, 7695; Palau 20393. Contemporary vellum over paste boards; vellum rodent gnawed with loss at fore- and bottom edges exposing underlying boards, vellum consequently a bit loose. Vellum also missing from lower two inches of spine; rear free endpaper and final blank also dined upon. Minor worming to upper inner margins, not touching text. A clean, good copy, and despite attacks on binding — solid.

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        Statistische und topographische Beschreibung des Burggraftums Nürnberg [Nuernberg], unterhalb des Gebürgs; oder des Fürstentums Brandenburg-Anspach [Ansbach]. Erster [UND: Zweeter] Theil.

      Anspach [Ansbach], bey dem Verfasser 1787; EA; 2 Bände; (32) 332 (1 Leerblatt); (12) 428 (24) Seiten mit 2 gest. Frontispizes, 4 Kupfertafeln und 3 Tabellen; HLdr d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Einbände an den Kanten etwas bestoßen und minimal fleckig, Papierbezug gering berieben, Innendeckel etwas leimschattig, 1 Seite mit handschriftlicher Randbemerkung in Tinte; exquisite dekorative und komplette Exemplare, völlig fleckenfrei!)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Aufschluß und Vertheidigung der Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik. Nebst eine Bitte an die Leser.

      Rom (Leipzig, Göschen) 1787. 288 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. IV/1, 597, 5; Wolfstieg 23408; Kloss 3389; Taute 2711a. - Antwort auf die abfälligen Rezensionen zu seiner im Vorjahr erschienenen "Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik", in der erstmals die Theorie einer Weltverschwörung der Logen zur Erlangung der politischen Herrschaft entwickelt wurde. - Aus dem Besitz von Prinzessin Hermine Reuß (1887-1947), der zweiten Gemahlin des letzten deutschen Kaisers. Mit ihrem radiertem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Das Exlibris zeigt das Obere Schloss Greiz in Thüringen. - Berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit kleinem Randeinriss. Bücher de

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        The Life of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St.Patrick's, Dublin. [With an Appendix: Anecdotes of the Family of Swift. A Fragment, written by Dr. Swift].

      London, Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, and others, 1787. - The Second Edition. 14.5 cm x 21,5 cm. Pagination: Portraitfrontispiece of Thomas Sheridan, III, (2), Portrait - Engraving of Jonathan Swift, (14), 488 pages. Hardcover. Original 18th century calf with richly gilted ornamenting on spine and boards and with the original spinelabel intact. The hinges a little weak but holding. All edges gilt with original, beautifully marbled endpapers well preserved. Interior wonderfully preserved and clean. Two previous, contemporary ownernames in ink (J.Turner, 1806 and M.Peele, 1787). Very good overall condition with only minor signs of external wear. This seems to be a large paper edition. Extremely rare ! Thomas Sheridan (1687 – 10 October 1738) was an Anglican divine, essayist, playwright, poet, schoolmaster and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his friendship with Jonathan Swift. He was born in Cavan, Ireland, the son of James Sheridan, and grandson of the Reverend Dennis Sheridan. Two of his uncles were William Sheridan, Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh and Patrick Sheridan, Bishop of Cloyne. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, he married Elizabeth MacFadden and the couple first lived in Dublin in King James's Mint. He inherited from his father-in-law a substantial property at Quilca in County Cavan. He ran a school in Capel Street, Dublin in the 1720s whose pupils included children of many prominent families such as Anthony Foster, the future Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer. He was father of Thomas Sheridan, a celebrated actor and elocutionist who was the father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; he had two other sons and one daughter. In 1725 he was appointed a royal chaplain, but preached a sermon which was considered by some to be politically suspect, and his appointment was cancelled. In compensation he was given a living at Drumlane in Cavan and in 1735 became headmaster of the Cavan Royal School where he remained for three years. Other appointments he is reputed to have applied for were the position of Dean of Kilmore and the position of headmaster of the Royal School in Armagh, but neither were successful. He was friends with Jonathan Swift, and had a room permanently reserved for him in the Deanery; he was his principal collaborator and wrote his biography. Swift often stayed at Sheridan's country house and wrote part of Gulliver's Travels there. On the much debated question of whether Swift was secretly married to Esther Johnson ("Stella") Sheridan was a strong if not conclusive witness that the marriage did take place; according to friends his source was Stella herself. Like so many of Swift's friends, he was ultimately fated to quarrel with him irrevocably: apart from Swift's increasing eccentricity, perhaps insanity, the cause of the quarrel is obscure. Sheridan collapsed and died suddenly while having dinner at a friend's house in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Swift before their final quarrel called him the best scholar in Ireland; Sir Walter Scott in his Life of Swift calls him "good- natured and light- hearted." (Wikipedia)

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