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        De la France et des Etats-Unis, ou de l'importance de la Revolution de l'Amerique pour le bonheur de la France, des Rapports de ce royaume et des Etats-Unis, des avantages reciproques qu'ils peuvent retirer de leurs liaisons de commerce, et enfin de la situation actuelle des Etats-Unis

      Londres [Paris?: no publisher]. 1787. First. First edition. Octavo. xxiv, xlviii, 344pp. Text in French. Two or three minor pencil notations and underlining in text. Contemporary three-quarter leather dark brown calf and marbled boards. Spine and corners professionally restored; hinges strengthened with Japanese paper. An ex-library copy, with blind-stamp on title page and some old markings on dedication page; some small scattered library stamps at corners of text professionally removed. Inscribed by Thomas Jefferson to Sir John Sinclair on front free endpaper: "Th. Jefferson to Sr. John Sinclair." Brissot de Warville, a Girondist during the French Revolution, came to an untimely end by the guillotine in 1793. This important economic work by Claviere and Brissot de Warville advocated mutually beneficial commerce between France and the fledgling United States. Brissot sent a copy of the proof sheets to Jefferson a year before the book was published, and Jefferson made a few comments and corrections to the text. In a letter to him in 1786, Jefferson says "I have read with very great satisfaction the sheets of your work on the commerce of France & the United States which you were so good as to put into my hands.... were I to select any particular passages as giving me particular satisfaction, it would be those wherein you prove to the United States that they will be more virtuous, more free, & more happy, employed in agriculture, than as carriers or manufacturers. It is a truth, and a precious one for them, if they could be persuaded of it."A copy of the published work was part of Jefferson's library [Sowerby #3609], and signs of his influence on the text are scattered throughout [Jefferson is specifically referred to in a footnote on p. 321 of this text.] Jefferson apparently had not had a chance to read the finished work, as his duties as Minister to France kept him very busy. He did, however, send a copy of the book to his friend Sinclair and James Madison in 1787. In a letter from Paris dated July 2, 1787, Jefferson writes: "I avail myself of the earliest moment possible after my return to thank you for the sketch of your last year's journey which has come duly to hand. I send you through the medium of Count Sarsfeild a late publication on the connections between France and the United States which is said to be well written. I have not yet read it, and indeed I wonder how any body finds time to read any thing in Europe." [The editors of the Princeton edition of Jefferson's letters have identified this "late publication" as Claviere & Brissot de Warville's De la France et des Etats-Unis. See The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, (Princeton: 1955), volume 11, p.532.].Sir John Sinclair and Jefferson were in constant correspondence over the years, often exchanging publications, seeds, and newly developed farm implements. Sinclair (1754-1835) was a Scottish agriculturalist, and first President of the Board of Agriculture in London. Jefferson himself became a Foreign Honorary Member of the London Board of Agriculture while Sinclair was President. [Sowerby #726 & 767]. In their correspondence on agriculture, Jefferson reiterated the sentiments he had expressed to Brissot: "I have to acknowledge the receipt of your two favors of June 21. & July 15, & of several parcels of the Agricultural reports. These now form a great mass of information on a subject of all in the world the most interesting to man; for none but the husbandman makes any thing for him to eat, & he who can double his food, as your exertions bid fair to do, deserves to rank among his benefactors, next to the creator." [Letter dated March 23, 1798.] According to ESTC T 109594: "The imprint is false; possibly printed in Paris." Howes C464; Kress B1169; Sabin 13516. Provenance on request. .

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        Versuch zu einem slesischen Idiotikon, nebst einer großen Anzahl anderer veralteten Worte, welche in Documenten und sonderlich bey alten slesischen Dichtern, angetroffen werden.

      Stendal, Franzen und Grosse, 1787. 8°. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 4 Bll., 168 S., Marmor. Ppbd. d. Zt. Erstausgabe dieses sehr seltenen schlesischen Idiotikons; lt. Zaunmüller das erste erschienene. - Einband lichtrandig u. etw. berieben. Vorderdeckel m. Spur eines entf. Bibl.-Schildchens. Rechte Blatthälfte mit abnehmendem, gebräuntem Wasserrand. - Zaunmüller 75; Vater 90. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Berndt, Versuch zu einem slesischen Idiotikon, nebst einer großen Anzahl anderer veralteten Worte, welche in Documenten und sonderlich bey alten slesischen Dichtern, angetroffen werden, Schlesien, schlesische, schlesisch, schlesischen, Wörterbuch, Wörterbücher,

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        Psalms and hymns for public and private worship.

      London: C. Watts 12mo. [22], 418 pp.. 1787 Second edition, following the first of 1776: Augustus Toplady's collection of metrical hymns. Toplady was a Calvinist divine, noted for his "controversial venom against Wesley and his followers" (DNB), of whom Bishop J.C. Ryle said, "Of all the English hymn-writers, none perhaps, have succeeded so thoroughly in combining truth, poetry, life, warmth, fire, solemnity, and unction as Toplady has." Rare: ESTC locates only two copies in the U.S. (Emory, Duke) and three in Britain (two at Rylands, other at Congregational). Contemporary calf, covers framed in gilt roll; rubbed, worn, and rebacked with library buckram, spine with typed paper label; hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape. Front pastedown with institutional bookplate. Title-page (and one other) with pressure-stamp, pastedowns and verso of title-page rubber-stamped. A few instances of faint foxing, pages otherwise clean.

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        Commentaire sur la Loi des Douze Tables.

      1787 - A Notable French Commentary on the XII Tables Bouchaud, Mathieu-Antoine [1719-1804]. Commentaire sur la Loi des Douze Tables. Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Moutard, 1787. xxiii, [i], 863, [1] pp. Quarto (9-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf with cats-paw decoration, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering pieces, gilt fillets to board edges, edges of text block rouged, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to foot of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, minor worming near lower corner of front board, rear pastedown, preliminaries and final two text leaves and rear free endpaper, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves, faint staining to margins of preliminaries and final few leaves of text. Early annotations to rear endleaf, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. Bouchaud was a professor of law at the College de France, member of several learned societies and an active participant in the eighteenth-century "republic of letters." Grounded in a study of original as well as secondary sources, it remains an important commentary. Another edition was published in 1803. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 19 copies of the first edition worldwide, 2 in North America (Harvard Law School, University of Montreal). This edition not in Camus. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 3:1055. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Case, Trevett Against Weeden: On Information and Complaint.

      1787 - One of the Earliest Examples of Judicial Review in America, Jefferson Owned a Copy of this Account [Trial]. Varnum, James M. [1748-1789]. Weeden, John, Defendant. The Case, Trevett Against Weeden: On Information and Complaint, For Refusing Paper Bills in Payment for Butcher's Meat, In Market, At Par with Specie. Tried Before the Honourable Superior Court, In the County of Newport, September Term, 1786. Also, The Case of the Judges of Said Court, Before the Honourable General Assembly, At Providence, October Session, 1786, On Citation, For Dismissing Said Complaint. Wherein the Rights of the People to Trial by Jury, &c. Are Stated and Maintained, And the Legislative, Judiciary and Executive Powers of Government Examined and Defined. Providence: Printed by John Carter, 1787. iv, 60 pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers. Moderate edgewear and staining. Light browning to text, internally clean. An appealing copy of an important item. * First edition. This landmark in the history of American judicial review arose from a dispute with a butcher. In 1786 Trevett attempted to purchase meat from Weeden with paper money issued by an act of the General Assembly of Rhode Island, which Weeden refused. Trevett lodged a complaint with Superior Court of Newport, but it ruled in favor of the defendant, who was defended by Varnum, stating that it was unconstitutional for the state to demand acceptance of its paper money. The judges were called before the state legislature, where they defended their actions. This event received a great deal of public attention and inspired Varnum's brief study, which examines the motivations of the legislature, the power of the judiciary to alter legislation and the rights of individual citizens. John Marshall noted Varnum's book in the debates leading to his decision in Marbury v. Madison. Also a general in the Rhode Island State Militia, Varnum was a Rhode Island lawyer who served in the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782. He was appointed Judge of the Northwest Territory in 1787 and spent the rest of his life in Ohio. Ritz, American Judicial Proceedings Published Before 1801 157. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11239. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2018. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gruendliche Violinschule, mit vier Kupfertafeln und einer Tabelle. Dritte vermehrte Auflage

      Augsburg : Lotter, 1787. - [6], 268, [8] S. 4 Abb. auf Tafeln. Frontisp. Portr. Gr. 8vo. Gelegentlich leicht randfleckig. 2. Abb. mit 3 cm. Einriß. 3. Abb. etwas braunfleckig. Rechte Hälfte der Falttafel fehlt (abgerissen). HLdr. d. Zt. Deckel beschabt. Dazu: Faksimile der 1. Ausgabe 1756 dieser Violinschule mit inhaltlich derselbe Falttafel (Ausgabe Wien, Stephenson, 1922). // Edges partly sl. stained. 2nd. plate with a 3 cm tear, 3rd. plate sl. spotted. Right half of folding plate is lacking (teard off). Cont. Halfleather. Boards shaved. Endgültige Fassung von Leopold Mozart`s Violinschule.Versand D: 4,00 EUR early music, illustration, alte Musik, illustration

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        A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters On.

      1787 - First Edition of the First English Treatise on Insurance Park, James Allan [1763-1838]. A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, With Three Chapters on Bottomry; On Insurances on Lives; And on Insurances Against Fire. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers. For T. Whieldon, 1787. xvi, [8], xliv, 530, [50] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style Three-quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, top edge excised from upper margin of dedication leaf. A few early annotations to text, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Park's System of Marine Insurances was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer and the first book on the subject to appear in America. Holdsworth has called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, System of Marine Insurances went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII: 390. English Short-Title Catalogue T112941. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems chiefly Scottish.

      8vo. Edinburgh: Creech, 1787. 8vo, xlviii, 368 pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Full red morocco extra, richly gilt, covers and backstrip stamped with thistles etc., gilt edges, cloth box, a very fine binding by Root. Text washed and pressed. First Edinburgh edition, the “skinking” issue (p. 263). A beautifully bound copy of the first regular printing of Burns’s poems (after the Kilmarnock edition). Egerer 2.

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        Oekonomisk-physisk Beskrivelse over Schagens Kiøbstæd og Sogn. Forfattet, i Følge Kongelig Ordre.

      Kjøbenhavn 1787 - XVI + 434 sider p. med alle de 6 tavler, lettere brunplettet Indbundet original marmoreret karton. Forperm pålimet, ryg slidt [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        South Britain or England & Wales

      London: Sayer, Robert, 1787. unbound. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 28" x 45". This large-scale wall map depicts the entirety of England and Wales extending to parts of Ireland, Scotland, and France. Map has an incredibly fancy commodities cartouche including depictions of cannons, clocks, sheep, the military, representing everything that England was doing at the time. This map was made right around the time the concept of longitude was discovered. perhaps why the clock and time is represented in the cartouche. Based on the work of Marcus Armstrong, this two-part map has a particular focus on military and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs and firths are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "The Islands of Shetland or Zetland." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and the map's lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edinburgh." The map is in good condition with little edge wear. Minor foxing and offsetting throughout.<br><br>Robert Sayer (1725-1794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. This beautiful, large-scale map is an impressive example of his work.

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        A Defense (Defence) of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

      C. Dilly in the Poultry, London, 1787 The true first edition, preceding any of the editions published in the United States. Volume one is rebound in recent leather, volumes two and three appear to be rebound in contemporary leather. Very good condition. C1787. Adams, John [1735-1826]. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. London: Printed for C. Dilly and J. Stockdale, 1787-1788. Three volumes. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Some toning to text, negligible light foxing, internally clean. A handsome set. * First edition. Rare. Adams wrote this fundamental contribution to American political theory when he was the American ambassador at the Court of St. James. Published in London and immediately reprinted in New York and Philadelphia, the Defence was a profound influence on the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the framers of several post-Revolutionary state constitutions. It also did much to familiarize Europeans with the novel political events taking place in America. Adams intended the Defence to be a one-volume work. It attracted a good deal of critical attention after its publication in 1787, which Adams addressed in two more volumes published in 1788. Since this book was published in two stages, complete sets are uncommon. They are rare in the trade, having appeared only three times at auction since 1955. OCLC locates 6 complete copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Jenkins, New York Law Institute, Social Law, Yale, York). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 234.omes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case in quarter leather with gold tooling and lettering on the spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        (Teatro) Storia critica de' teatri antichi e moderni

      Vincenzo Orsino 1787 - 1790 NAPOLI - SIGNORELLI, Pietro. Napoli, Vincenzo Orsino, 1787 - 1790. Storia critica de' teatri antichi e moderni. 6 volumi in - 8°, m. pelle coeva con angoli, dorsi con tassello, titolo e decorazioni in oro. Complessive 1876 pp. Frontespizi stampati in rosso e nero con vignette al centro incise in rame. Seconda e più completa edizione di quest' opera notevole. L' autore (1731 - 1815), napoletano scrisse numerose opere di interesse letterario. Ottimo esemplare. Uff. mob. 8

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        Simcoe's military journal. A history of the operations of a partisan corps, called the Queen's Rangers, commanded by Lieut. Col. J.G. Simcoe, during the war of the American Revolution....

      First U.S. edition, following the English first of 1787: The exploits of one of the most famous Loyalist regiments, led by Lieutenant Colonel John Graves Simcoe, the man who later became the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. The volume features => ten oversized, folding maps lithographed by Endicott (several after Simcoe's own drawings, others from Lt. Spencer and other officers of the troop), depicting the topography and troop deployments at various battle sites in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and Virginia.

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        Vasorum Lymphaticorum Corporis Humani Historia et Ichonographia.

      Pazzini Carli, Siena 1787 - Imperial folio (560 x 415 mm), [4], 138 pp., engraved allegorical title vignette, engraved dedication leaf within border and 41 plates, of which 14 are accompanying duplicate outline key plates, title a little soiled at margins with library stamps to foot, mounted on stub, light finger-soiling to plate margins, final outline plate enhanced at guard and with paper repair at lower corner. Early 20th-century quarter tan calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt and with 6 raised bands, gilt morocco lettering piece (very minor rubbing and soiling). Minor occasional, mainly marginal foxing and thumb-soiling to text and plates, some wrinkling to leaves. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman. A fine copy, printed on strong paper, the stunning plates in fine condition. ---- Wellcome IV, 73; Norman 1450; Heirs of Hippocrates 1099; Choulant-Frank 315-316; Garrison-Morton 1104; Waller 6295. - FIRST EDITION. Mascagni was appointed professor of anatomy at the University of Siena at the age of 22; in 1784 he submitted to the Academie des Sciences in Paris his Prodrome d'un ouvrage sur le systeme des vaissaux limphatiques. This was followed by the present work, a magnificent production, which gained him lasting fame and paved the way for progress in anatomy, physiology and clinical medicine, since half of the lymphatic vessels now known were discovered by him. His extremely detailed discoveries of naked-eye anatomical distribution of the lymphatics could only be described through illustrations. For this purpose Mascagni hired Ciro Santi, a painter and engraver from Bologna who lived in Sienna until about 1780. Santi prepared 27 drawings and engraved 27 spectacular copperplates and 16 key plates. These depict vessels in some of the finest detail present in anatomical illustration before the advent of photography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amsterdam Amstelland.

      AMSTERDAM AMSTELLAND, IN KAART GEBRACHT DOOR OPRUKKENDE PRUISENKaart van de omgeving van Amsterdam - "Carte des environs d'Amsterdam représentant d'un coup d'oeil les avenues fortifiées avec les inondations autour de cette ville célèbre, telles quelles étoient vers la fin de Septembre 1787; et en même tems les quartiers des Troupes Prussiennes et leurs attaques au lendemain le 1er d'Octobre, sous les ordres de S.A.S. le Duc régnant de Brunswick, pour servir de mémoire à l'histoire de cette époque rémarquable."Zeldzame (later) met de hand gekleurde kopergravure gedrukt van 2 platen. Gegraveerd door G. Tischbein en opgedragen door C.G. De Schaikowsky 1ste luitenant in het leger van de koning van Pruisen, aan Charles Guillaume Ferdinand, hertog van Braunschweig en Luneburg. Afmeting prent: ca. 62 x95 cm.De kaart is een momentopname uit de periode dat de Republiek in crisis verkeert. 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 (de kaart schetst de situatie van eind september 1787), 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: € 3.450,- (incl. lijst).

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        Discurs über den Geist des Menschen. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn Helvetius. [Von Claude Adrien Helvetius. Übersetzt von Johann Gabriel Forkert].

      Liegnitz und Leipzig: David Siegert 1787 - XXIV, 16, 646 Seiten. Frakturdruck. Fromm III, 12306; Ziegenfuss I, 503. - Abweichend von Fromm gegenüber der Erstausgabe unveränderter Verleger. - Claude Adrien Helvetius (Claude Adrien Schweitzer, 1715-1771) war ein französischer Aufklärungsphilosoph des Sensualismus und Materialismus, der in der Eigenliebe des Menschen seine zentrale Motivation verortete. Gesetzgebung und Erziehung müssten eine Übereinkunft zwischen Allgemeinwohl und egoistischem Nutzen erreichen, so dass denn auch die Norm des Handelns durch das Beste für die Allgemeinheit bestimmt werden könne. - Leder an Kapital, Bünden und Ecken leicht berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen und Buntpapierbezug leicht berieben. Oberes Rückenfeld mit Spuren eines enternten Papier-Rückenschilds. Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis gestempelt, Papier gleichmäßig gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar des bedeutenden Standardwerkes in dekorativem Halbledereinband. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1490 8° (21 x 13,5 cm). Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Titelschild und goldgeprägten Harfen auf dem Rücken, Buntpapierbezug, rotgefärbtem Schnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aufschluß und Vertheidigung der Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürgerrepublik. Nebst einer Bitte an die Leser. 288 S., 1 Bl. Pappbd d. Z. (Rücken berieben).

      Rom (d. i. Leipzig, Göschen), 1787. - Erste Ausgabe. Göchhausen verteidigt sich gegen die abfälligen Rezensionen und gegen die Angriffe auf seine Schrift 'Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik', in der erstmals die angeblichen politischen Umsturzpläne der Freimaurer dargestellt wurden, und er präzisiert seine Position. Trotzdem wurde er später in Rebmanns Obscuranten-Almanach (1798) heftig angegriffen und verspottet. &#150; Vorsatz mit altem Stempel. Frisches Exemplar. &#150; Goed. IV 1, 597, 5. Kloss 3389. Taute 2711a. Wolfstieg 23408. Weller, Druckorte, S. 133. Nicht bei Füssel, Göschen-Bibliographie. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1787 - London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. First Edition in English. 8vo - 22.5 cm. In Two Volumes - complete. Publisher's original light-blue paper covered boards with cream colored paper spines and original paper labels -- all in unusually well preserved condition considering the age of this unique work. Volume I: [xii], 418pp. (2) blank; 2 fold-out copper engraved maps, all text pages uncut. Volume II: [iv], 500pp., 15pp. unnumbered Index, 1pp. Errata. Three fold-out copper engraved plates -- all in excellent condition - Complete. Rare. The author's first book, and is called by Chambers "one of the most exact and valuable works of [its] kind ever published" (Cox quoting Chambers' "Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences"). The Blackmer catalogue says that "Volney's popular and highly-regarded work was the result of three years' travels, a good deal of which time was spent in Cairo. His account has never really been surpassed. Volney went to great lengths in preparation, which included a year devoted to exercise and self-deprivation and three months learning the language required in a convent in the mountains of Lebanon." Constantin Fran&#141;ois Volney (1757-1820) was a learned man, a frequent traveller, and an important governmental official who was expelled from America as a suspected spy and who narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Des Troubles De L'amerique Anglaise : Ecrite Sur Les Memoires Les Plus Authentiques Dediee a Sa Majeste Tres-chretienne (4 Volume Set)

      Paris : Buisson, 1787-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Good. 4 volume set. Full contemporary French leather binding. Gilt stamping to spine, 5 raised bands. Minor chips/shelf wear to spine crown/tail. Marbled end pages. All edges red. Collated. Vol I: [8], 379, ads [3]-6, blank [1] pp. Vol II: [4], 365, blank [1] pp. Vol III: [4], 420 pp. Vol IV: [4], 272, 43 pp. With three large, folding engraved maps. Toning. Sabin 87290; Howes S770. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13424.1. A contemporary French account of the history of the American revolution. In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation - Howes. "Rochambeau probably either wrote himself, or perhaps only dictated, that account of his American expedition which forms a part of the Histoire... by Francois Soules." -- Winsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, Volume 8, page 505.

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        To the Right Honorable Francis Godolphin Marquis of Caermarthen, Baron Osborne &c. &c. This View of Hanover Square, from a Drawing in his Possession, Is with great respect inscribed by His Lordship's obedient & obliged Servants, Rob.t Pollard & Fra.s Jukes.

      1787 - London: Robert Pollard & Francis Jukes, 1789. Aquatint with line etching. Sheet 440 x 570mm. A view of Hanover Square, looking south towards the St George's Church, with a mixture of pedestrians, riders and coaches braving the cobbblestones. Of particular interest is the 'high-flyer', a phæton carriage with the cab above the four horses pulling it. Behind railings the centre of the square is a simple lawn. Edward Dayes (1763-1804) was one of the leading topographical artists of the late eighteenth century. This was one of a series of four views of the great London squares, the others being Bloomsbury Square, Grosvenor Square and Queen Square. This aquatint was engraved and published by Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes. The original drawing mentioned in the title is now in the British Museum.

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      Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1787. First Edition. Hardcover. Fore-edges of the covers a little chewed, not affecting the pages which have mild browning. Nice, Near Fine copy. Octavo (5-3/4" x 7-3/4") bound in contemporary sheep leather with a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. BAL 865. Pages [263-264], which were blank, excised, as noted by BAL. Includes a highly flattering dedication to King Louis XVI of France who, along with George Washington, leads the list of subscribers. The dedication did not appear in the first English edition. Preceding his magnum opus, the COLUMBIAD (1807), by twenty years, this poem laid the groundwork for his more ambitious later effort which was dedicated to Robert Fulton and which was the most costly work published in America to that date. His revision, however, was lost on the general population of his young country which preferred this the earlier version.

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        5 publications religieuses, 4 italiennes et 1 arménienne, provenant des archives de l'abbé Camus, grand vicaire de Nancy

      1787 - 5 volumes Lorette, Bologne, Rome et Venise, 1787-1792, , 5 volumes, brochés sous couvertures d'attente de l'époque (2 de papier dominoté), Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814), grand vicaire de Nancy, prêtre insermenté, émigra à partir de la fin de l'année 1791 : depuis l'Allemagne, il gagna l'Italie où il entra en contacts avec les académies locales et se lia d'amitié avec les savants de l'époque. Il voyagea jusqu'à Naples, en passant par Venise, Bologne, Rome, Florence et Milan, puis il s'installa à Sursée en Suisse, où il fut à la tête d'une petite colonie d'émigré français dans le besoin. Au cours de son périple italien, il fut en contact et en correspondance régulière, outre avec les savants les plus en vue (Bandini, Tiraboschi, Spallanzani, Fortis, Gioeni, etc), avec différentes communautés religieuses qui semblent lui avoir fait bon accueil : de leur part, il reçut en présent des petites publications, dont les celles décrites ci-dessous. Elles proviennent d'un important ensemble d'archives inédites, jusque-là perdu. (P. Fiel : « Jean-Denis-François Camus, Vicaire Général de Nancy, Évêque nommé d'Aix-la-Chapelle (1752-1814) », Revue historique de la Lorraine, Nancy, 1939.) Les 4 opuscules que nous réunissons ici sont : - Abrégé de l'histoire de Notre Dame de Lorette à l'usage de la nation française. A Lorette, chez Frédéric Sartori, 1787. In-12, 96 pages, dont le frontispice orné d'un bois gravé figurant la statue de la Vierge noire de Lorette. Joli exemplaire sous couverture de papier dominoté italien, imprimé à la planche en vert olive, jaune et rouge au pochoir. Inscription de la main de l'abbé Camus au verso du frontispice : "donné . le 10 févr. [17]92". - CALINDRI (Serafino), Racconto storica della immagine di Maria detta di S. Luca conservata nel Monte della Guardia e del grandioso tempio, magnifico portico, pitture, sculture, etc. Bologna, nella Stamperia di Lelio Dalla Volpe, 1791. In-8, frontispice gravé en taille-douce, 30 pages et [1] planche sur cuivre figurant l'élévation du sanctuaire de la Madonne de San Luca à Bologne. Couverture d'attente blanche muette. Annotation de l'abbé Camus en 2e de couverture : "Madonna di S. Luca. Bologne 3 (?) fevr. [17]92". (Une mouillure intérieure sur les premiers feuillets.) - Il figliuol prodigio componimento sagro per musica da cantarsi nell'oratorio de RR. PP. della Congregazione dell'Oratorio di Roma. In Roma, per Filippo Neri, 1792. Plaquette in-8 de 16 pages. Exemplaire sous une charmante couverture de papier dominoté italien, imprimé à la planche en rouge. Inscription manuscrite en pied du titre par l'abbé Camus : "Entendu le 4 mars 1792 dans la chapelle de l'Oratoire des Oratoriens à Rome." - Sacro settenario del glorioso protettore di s. chiesa s. Niccola di Tolentino. In Faenza, nella stampa dell'Archi, [c. 1750]. In-12, 36 pages, un bois gravé. - [titre en arménien] Nerès de Lampron, [Discours synodal] [Homélies sur l'Ascension et la Pentecôte]. [Venise], [1787]. In-8, 100 pages. Couverture d'attente de papier marbré. Annotation de l'abbé Camus en 2e de couverture : "Homélies de St Nierses de Lampron sur l'Ascension et sur la Pentecôte, précédées d'un discours synodal prononcé . à Tarse. Donné par les P.P. arméniens de l'Isle de St Lazare, à Venise ce 14 janvier 1792." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The poetical works of George Lord Lyttelton

      printed by Andrew Foulis, printer to the University, Glasgow 1787 - Large (demy) folio, pp. xv, [1], iv, 130; bound with: Hammond, James, The Poetical Works, demy folio, pp. [4], viii, iii, [3], 45, [3]; together 2 volumes in 1, bound in recent brown calf-backed marbled boards, spine in 6 compartments decorated in blind, gilt-lettering and gilt rules on spine; corners a bit bumped, otherwise fine.Gaskell 686 and 685 respectively. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 13 Seperata und Kleinschriften und eine Handschrift

      - - Christian F. Baron Stockmar (August 1787 - Juli 1863), deutscher Arzt und Staatsmann. War einflußreicher Sekretär des Prinzen Leopold von Coburg - Gotha, des späteren Königs Leopold I. von Belgien. 1848 wirkte er als Coburg-Gesandter am Frankfurter Bundestag und 1850 als Mitglied des Erfurter Reichstages für die Einigung Deutschlands unter preußischer Führung / Der Sammelband enthält einen 23-seitigen Originaltext von Stockmar über das Völkerrecht. Die weiteren Texte sind mit ca. 40 Zeilen Marginalien von Stockmar beschrieben. Enthalten sind: Kommentar zu Hinrichs Geschichte der Rechts- und Staatsprincipien/Dissertation. An Judicem Teneat principisConstitutio carens eo quem Fundamentales rei Publicae leges Adhiberi Jubent Statuum Cosensu/Nouveau recueil general de traites, conventions et autres transactions remarquables/Studien über das preußische Staatsrecht, 2 Hefte (Pseudonym)/Zur Entstehungsgeschichte und Auslegung des Art. 106 der preußischen Verfassung. Eine Replik auf die Aufsätze von Dr. R. John und Dr. L. v. Rönne im dritten Heft der Zeitschrift für deutsches Staatsrecht (Pseudonym - G.A.Chr.)/Das englische Budgetrecht/Literarisches/Ein Beitrag zur Textkritik des goetheschen Claviogo/Die Herstellung des authentischen Textes der Memoiren von La Rochefoucauld/Zur Kritik der Memoiren der Mad. Campan/Zeitschrift des Preußischen Hofe/Zur Kritik von Bacourt`s Korrespondenz zwischen Mirabeau und la Marck/Literaturbericht/Der Staatsstreich und die Orleans/Die Unfreiheit des menschlichen Willens/Völkerrecht/Beschreibung zur Person Stockmar/Eine Deutsche Reichszeitung, Titelseite ,Baron Stockmar". Ausgabe zum Tode, Braunschweig, Juli 1863 - Gewicht in Gramm: 640 Verschiedene Verlage und Orte, ca. 1850 - 1893. Zusammen ca. 220 Seiten, Halbleder der Zeit [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kleine ökonomische und cameralistische Schriften. Erste und zweite Sammlung. 2 in 1. IV, 219; 222 S., 1 Bl. Gr.-8°. Halblederbd d. Z. (etwas berieben, Kapitale geschickt restauriert) mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, Friedrich Christian Pelt, 1787. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Enthält 'Oekonomische Betrachtungen einer Reise nach Dänemark'; "Einige Anmerkungen veranlasset durch eine Schrift unter dem Titel: Breve anaaende den danske Proprietär og Bonde", eine Schrift, die sich mehr noch als der vorangegangene Reisebericht für die Freiheit und Rechte der Bauern einsetzt und in diesem Zusammenhang in aller Schärfe Pressefreiheitt verlangt, in der 2. Sammlung der 'Pragmatische Beytrag zur Geschichte der Korn-Polizey', der im Hinblick auf die in Frankreich und England gemachten Erfahrungen Handelsfreiheit fordert. &#150; Etwas stockfleckig, unbeschnitten. &#150; Humpert 996. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire des ponts et chaussées, contenant Les règles de la construction, les usages, les ordonnances de police, & les arrêts qui concernent l'entretien des grands chemins; un tableau des chaussées que les Romains ont construites dans l'Helvétie, avec les autorités & les preuves, tirées des monuments de l'antiquité.

      chez Mourer, libraire, Et à èaris, chez La Grange, libraire., A Lausanne, 1787 - A Lausanne, chez Mourer, libraire, Et à èaris, chez La Grange, libraire. 1787. In-8°. VIII, 278 p., 1 p. Errata, 12 planches Reliure plein cuir d'époque, étiquette au dos, dos doré. Abram-Henri Exchaquet (1.2.1742 à Court - 6.2.1814 à Lausanne), . Ingénieur, actif dans le Pays de Vaud dès 1767, inspecteur des chemins en 1779, architecte-ingénieur de LL.EE. de Berne en 1781 (plan pour le port de Lausanne-Ouchy en 1791), fut responsable des Ponts et chaussées vaudois sous la République helvétique et la Médiation. En 1801, il fut appelé au ministère de la Guerre de la République helvétique à Berne, où il succéda à Jean Samuel Guisan comme inspecteur général des Ponts et chaussées. Membre de la Chambre administrative du canton du Léman (dès 1802). Soucieux de progrès techniques, E. est l'auteur de plusieurs mémoires et d'un remarquable Dictionnaire des ponts et chaussées (1787). (v. Paul Bissegger, DHS). Sprache: Französisch Reliure plein cuir d'époque, étiquette au dos, dos doré.

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        Russia, anno 1787, big map, Schraembl, 2 leaves

      Schraembl F.A. - Coppermap, 2 leaves, not put together, each size: 510x530 mm., edited by Schraembl, anno 1787, "DRITTER THEIL DER KARTE VON ASIEN WELCHER SIBIRIEN UND EINIGE ANDERE THEILE DER TARTAREI enthält." Extending from the Caspian sea to Japan. Scarce map of Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de M. Goldoni, pour servir à l'Histoire de sa vie, et à celle de son Théâtre. Dédiés au Roi.

      chez la Veuve Duchesne, A Paris 1787 - 3 vol. in-8 de (6)-424 pp. ; (4)-364 pp. ; (4)-366-(1) pp., demi-basane havane à petits coins de vélin, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre en veau blond et de tomaison en veau vert (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale écrite en français et publiée avant l'édition italienne qui parut à Venise en 1788. Portrait de Goldoni dessiné par Cochin, gravé par Lebeau. « On ne peut nier que je sois né sous l'influence d'une étoile comique, puisque ma vie même a été une comédie ». C'est à la relation de cette "comédie" que sont consacrés les Mémoires, rédigés directement en français et publiés à Paris en 1787. Par le biais d'une existence riche en épisodes picaresques, ils nous font entrer de plain-pied dans la folle et fascinante société vénitienne du XVIIIe siècle, puis à la cour de Louis XV et de Louis XVI. C'est un homme curieux de tout qui évoque les coulisses des théâtres, les cabinets des diplomates ou les champs de bataille, nous introduit chez les grands seigneurs comme chez les petites gens et rapporte, en passant, un entretien avec Vivaldi à Venise ou avec Rousseau à Paris. « Méconnu du public français, ce texte révèle l'un des plus savoureux mémorialistes de la langue française du XVIIIe siècle » (Paul de Roux). Provenance : ex-libris armorié du marquis de Saporta. Très bon exemplaire dans une reliure représentative de la transition des reliures de l'Ancien Régime aux reliures du Directoire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monde Primitif, Analysé Et Comparé Avec Le Monde Moderne, Considéré Dans Son Génie Allegorique Et Dans Les Allégories Auxquelles Conduisit Ce Génie

      Paris: Durand, Neveu, 1787. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Complete in 9 volumes bound in full contemporary acid calf, various wear at edges, surface scrapes, a few hinges cracked but all held by cords - volume 9 front board a little loose. Scattered foxing, minor stains and tears, but very good overall and a nice and complete set with 45 plates, 2 maps, 4 frontispieces. Published 1781-1796, but most 1787. A treasure trove of influential, if largely nonsensical, occult musings. Court was the source of the original occult trappings of the Tarot which he considers in volume VIII. A remarkable moment in history when the enlightenment love of collecting human knowledge met the lingering belief in the outlandish. Scarce complete, volume IX is often lacking. Sabin 17174 ("Copious details of American languages") Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Inventory No: 045800.

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        Recueil de dix ouvrages publiés de 1787 à 1789.

      1787-1789 1787 - In-8, maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, torsade dorée encadrant les plats, pièce d'armes de maroquin rouge contrecollée sur le premier plat, filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Réunion des ouvrages d'économie politique écrits par Louis-Henri Duchesne de Voiron (1737-1793), économiste d'origine savoyarde ; il entra dans la maison de la comtesse de Provence vers 1774 et fut successivement son secrétaire puis son intendant. Là plupart de ses brochures sont publiées anonymement. Il se prononce globalement pour des réformes fiscales d'envergure qui visent à faire peser les impôts sur le luxe et l'industrie et non pas sur la terre ; ceux qui touchent l'ensemble de la population doivent être modérés. Enfin, l'Etat doit être libéré de sa dette. Ce recueil semble exhaustif pour les écrits de Duchesne publiés jusqu'en 1789. - Projet d'administration, remis à M. Turgot, quand il fut nommé Contrôleur Général, et présenté dans l'Assemblée des Notables en 1787. S. l. n. d., (3)-16 pp. - Premiers principes d'une bonne administration, et causes de la décadence d'un royaume. S.l.n.d., 23 pp. - Projet pour libérer l'état, sans emprunt, sans innovations, et en soulageant les peuples. S. l. n.d., (3)-58-4 pp. - Observations sur les réformes projetées dans la maison du Roi et celle des princes, de 1781 à 1787. S. l., 1789, (3)-30 pp. - Observations sur les finances de la France, comparées à celles de l'Angleterre. S. l. n. d., 8 pp. - A Messieurs les députés à l'Assemblée Nationale. S. l. n. d., 2 pp. (non paginé). - Observations sur le Mémoire de M. Necker, lu à l'Assemblée Nationale le 14 novembre 1789. S. l., 1789, 8 pp. - Projet d'imposition juste et facile, propre à suppléer au déficit qu'occasionnerait dans les revenus du Roi la suppression des Traites intérieures des Gabelles et du Tabac, et des impôts mis sur les cuirs, etc. S. l., 1789, (3)-34 pp. - Projet d'emprunt beaucoup moins onéreux à l'Eat que ceux qui sont usités jusqu'à ce jour, et propre à être substitué à celui de septembre dernier. S. l. n. d., (1)-7 pp. - Mémoire d'observations sur le privilège à accorder à M. de Fer. S. l., 1787, (3)-8 pp. Bel exemplaire en maroquin vert de l'époque revêtu sur le premier plat d'une pièce d'armes non identifiées. INED, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512.

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        Geheime Briefe über die Preußische Staatsverfassung seit der Thronbesteigung Friedrich Wilhelms des Zweyten.

      Utrecht (d.i. Ulm ?) 1787 - (BORCKE, ADRIAN HEINRICH VON). Geheime Briefe über die Preußische Staatsverfassung seit der Thronbesteigung Friedrich Wilhelms des Zweyten. Utrecht (d.i. Ulm ?) 1787. 88 S. [Angebunden:] ANONYM. Imakoromazypziloniakus ein kleiner Appendix zu den geheimen Briefen. Nebst einer Anecdote genannt: der Todtenkopf. Utrecht 1788. 32 S. In einem Halblederband d.Zt. auf vier Bünden mit Rückenschild und &#150;vergoldung. Diese oxydiert, kleine Wurmlöcher a.d. Rücken, etwas berieben. &#128; 700 1) Erste Ausgabe (Hayn/G. II,456 [hat &#132;Titel, 86 S.&#147;]; Holzm./Boh. VII,1944; Weller, Druckorte I,134). &#150; 2) Erste Ausgabe (Hayn/G. II,457; Weller, Druckorte S.137 [unklar]). &#150; Leicht gebräunt. Die Geheimen Briefe waren die vielleicht unerhörteste Skandalschrift nach dem Tod FRIEDRICH D.GR. In ihr beschrieb der ungenannte Autor aus intimer Kenntniss die Machenschaften im Umkreis des neuen Königs und machte die Dunkelmänner in Kabinett und Ministerien namhaft. &#132;Der wohlmeinende und fleißige Herrscher erschien in dieser Darstellung geradezu als ein Gefangener seiner zweifelhaften Entourage.&#147; (R.Markner). Tatsächlich provozieren die &#132;Würdigungen&#147; des Verfassers in Bezug auf den König den Eindruck, dass dieser als Regent völlig ungeeignet sei. Seit B.Reiches Dissertation Die politische Literatur unter Friedrich Wilhelm II (1891) gilt ADRIAN HEINRICH VON BORCKE (1733 &#150; 1793; preußischer Gesandter in Dresden, später in Stockholm. Nicht zu verwechseln mit dem General HEINRICH ADRIAN v.B. [1715 &#150; 1788]) als Autor. Neuerdings bezweifelt R.Markner (Imakoromazypziloniakus. Mirabeau und der Niedergang der Berliner Rosenkreuzerei. In: Sozietäten . Neue Forschungen zur Vergesellschaftung im Jahrhundert der Aufklärung. Hg.v. M.Meumann u. H.Zaunstöck. Tübingen 2003, S. 215&#150;230) dies und regt an, die Autorschaft offen zu lassen. Die Schrift wurde mit Anmerkungen versehen ins Französische, diese wieder zurück übersetzt (vgl. No.1510). Natürlich erschienen auch Gegenschriften, unter denen die vorliegend beigebundene schon wegen ihres seltsamen Titels die bekannteste ist. In einem fiktiven Brief an seinen Vater weist ein auf Kavalierstour in Berlin weilender junger Mann aus "einer der ältesten Familien eines entfernten Landes", die in den Geheimen Briefen gegen den König und seinen Hofstaat erhobenen Anschuldigungen zurück und protestiert gegen die ausländerfeindliche und antimasonische Tendenz des Pamphlets. Der König (FRIEDRICH WILHELM II.) müsse frei sein, fähige Männer aus anderen Ländern zu berufen, und die Freimaurerei sei eine respektgebietende, verdienstvolle Einrichtung. Wie alle Schriften im Umkreis dieser Affäre erschienen die Geheimen Briefe und die hier beigebundene Gegenschrift in auch im Umfang unterschiedlichen Drucken, die bislang nicht untersucht sind. Die hier mitgedruckte Anekdote genannt der Todtenkopf scheint nicht in allen Drucken enthalten zu sein. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vies des fameux architectes depuis la Renaissance des arts, avec la description de leurs ouvrages. Vies des fameux sculpteurs, depuis la Renaissance des arts...

      first edition, rare, illustrated by two allegorical frontispiece by Renou and engraved by Robert.Binding in full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated with irons caissonés the onion and wheels. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number in green calf. Lack head of Volume I and a cut head of Volume II (with slight lack). Mors top of Volume I split the head and upper joint of Volume II closely split tail. 2 corners bumped. Friction. Slight relief engraving on the title page of Volume I. Despite some flaws mentioned, fine copy, good holding.The lives of architects and sculptors are preceded Speech architecture (84p.), And the Sermon on the sculpture (36p.). These biographies are classified by nationality; besides strictly biographical elements are detailed the main buildings made and books written. There are 17 Italians for architects inputs, 2 for English, one for Germans, and 23 for the French. The proportion is similar for sculptors. Chez Debure A Paris 1787 In-8 (12,5x20cm) lxxxiv 494pp. et (2) xxxvj 324pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        Guida del forestiere per la città di Ferrara.

      Ferrara, Pomatelli, 1787. - circa 15 x 10,5 cm. 3 ff., 176 pp., with large folding map and 8 folding engraved plates Contemporary wrapper A nice guide through Ferrara with decorative plates and a large map of the city, engraved by Ughi and drawn by Luigi Passega a geometer at the University of Ferrara. - Fine, uncut, with just minor browning, little spotting. Nice.

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        A NEW AND COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF HUSBANDRY. Containing the Mechanical, Chemical, and Philosophical Elements of Agriculture. Illustrating I. The Properties of different Soils. II. The Properties of Manures, and their Effects. III. The most advantageous Method of applying Manures on the different Soils. IV. The Improvment of Lands ... XI. A Copperplate and Description of a new-invented Patent Drill Machine, for planting all Sorts of Seed, Grain and Pulse; universally acknowledged to be superior to any hitherto constructed. XII. The Application of Substances for the Analysis of Soils and Manures. With many other useful and interesting Subjects.


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        Monde Primitif, Analysé Et Comparé Avec Le Monde Moderne, Considéré Dans Son Génie Allegorique Et Dans Les Allégories Auxquelles Conduisit Ce Génie

      Durand, Neveu, Paris 1787 - Complete in 9 volumes bound in full contemporary acid calf, various wear at edges, surface scrapes, a few hinges cracked but all held by cords - volume 9 front board a little loose. Scattered foxing, minor stains and tears, but very good overall and a nice and complete set with 45 plates, 2 maps, 4 frontispieces. Published 1781-1796, but most 1787.A treasure trove of influential, if largely nonsensical, occult musings. Court was the source of the original occult trappings of the Tarot which he considers in volume VIII. A remarkable moment in history when the enlightenment love of collecting human knowledge met the lingering belief in the outlandish. Scarce complete, volume IX is often lacking. Sabin 17174 ("Copious details of American languages") Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Inventory No: 045800. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie Storiche dell' Antichissima Citt di Alba-Longa e dell' Albano Moderno

      Roma, Giovanni Zempel, 1787. xvi, 271 p., 2 maps (one folding); 29 cm. Bound with his Lettera dell' autore delle memorie Albane al cittadino Emmanuele Lucidi canonico dell' Ariccla ed autore delle memorie Aricine, Roma, A. Fulgoni, 1798, 1 preliminary leaf, 38 p.; 28 cm. Lozzi 32 (V. 1, p. 110). Very Good in vellum spine and marbled paper over boards. Stock#OB1045.

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        The Soliloquy

      London: Published by W. Dickinson, Bond Street, 1787. Stipple with hand-colour. Printed on early wove paper. In excellent condition with the exceptioin of a small mended tear in the right margin. Small paper loss in lower left corner. Image size: 11 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches. A wonderful print of a young woman contemplating love by the celebrated painter William Ward. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his master's delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. This delicate image recalls the style of Ward's master John Raphael Smith, who made a name for himself with his subtly suggestive portraits of women. Like many similar images produced by Smith, Ward's ambiguous picture depicts an ornately dressed young woman in a park setting. She sits by herself contemplating love, an emotion that is elucidated by the text underneath that makes reference to her denial of unchaste desires.

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        Exposition raisonnée de la théorie de l'électricité et du magnetisme, d'apres les principes de M. Aepinus

      1787 - de XXVII, (5), 238 pages Paris, Desaint, 1787, in-8, de XXVII, (5), 238 pages, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, dos lisse portant le nom et de l'auteur et le titre, signet, Première édition d'un des premiers ouvrages d'Hauy. Il expose les principes de physique développés par Franz Aepinus en 1759 dans son "Tentamen Theoriae Electricitatis et Magnetismi", oeuvre pionnière pour la théorisation de l'électricité. les feuillets préliminaires sont salissures et portent une large mouillure, et une petite mouillure dans la marge intérieure des planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Mahlerei und Bildhauerarbeit in Rom für Liebhaber des Schönen in der Kunst. Erster (- Dritter) Theil. In drei Bänden.

      bei Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig 1787 - I: (8) Bll., 340 S.; II: (4) Bll., 320 S.; III: (9) Bll., 378 S. &#132;Calftree&#147;-marmorierte Lederbände d.Zt. mit zwei farb. Rückenschilden und &#150;vergoldung. Etwas berieben, Ecken teils etwas bestoßen, kleine Lederausbrüche am Vorderdeckel von Bd.1 über der Unterkante. Erste Ausgabe (Kosch³ 12,Sp.557). &#150; Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, gelegentlich etwas stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Zeitgenöss. dänisches Wappenexlibris a.d. Innendeckeln. In Bd.1 a.d. hinteren weißen Vorsatz ein handschriftl. dän. Kaufvermerk, demnach gehörte das Exemplar zuvor dem General Classen und dem dän. Kunsthistoriker Fr.Schidt, erworben wurde es von dem Vorbesitzer im Dez.1941 bei der Versteigerung der Bibliothek des Museumsinspektors Neergard. Starke Marmorpapiervorsätze. F.W.B.V.RAMDOHR (Hoya 1757 &#150; 1822 Neapel) verbrachte 1784 ein halbes Jahr in Rom. Ergebnis dieses Aufenthalts ist sein vorliegendes erstes größeres Werk, das zwar von GOETHE als &#132;monströses Mittelding zwischen Compilation und eigen gedachtem Werk&#147; kritisiert wurde, aber weite Verbreitung bei den Italienreisenden seiner Zeit fand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mémoire sur la question suivante, proposée en 1784 par l'Académie Impériale & Royale des Sciences, Belles Lettres & Arts de Bruxelles. Quels sont les moyens que la Médecine & la Police pourroient employer pour prévenir les erreurs dangereuses.

      De l'Imprimerie d'Emmanuel Flon,, a Bruxelles, 1787 - In-4° (263x207mm), pp. (14), 227, (5), (2) bianche, bella legatura coeva in p. pelle rossa con bordura fitomorfa impressa in oro lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorso a 5 nervi adorno di titolo in oro su tassello nonché, entro scomparti, di filetti e di decori floreali e vegetali riccamente impressi in oro. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli dorati, dentelle interne in oro, sguardie in decoro marmoreggiato policromo. Antiporta calcografica disegnata e incisa da A. Cardon con ritratto dell'autore entro ovale. Dedica a stampa a Luigi Carlo di Barbiano di Belgioioso, Signore di San Colombano e Conselice. Le pp. nn. e quelle in cifre romane contengono un estratto del Supplemento alla "Gazette des Pays Bas" del 13 novembre 1786, un "avant-propos", un'introduzione generale. Testatine e fregi tipografici istoriati in calcografia. Indice generale in fine. Qualche minima fioritura e arrossatura. Bellissimo esemplare. Edizione originale, assai rara, di questa lunga memoria dedicata alla questione, posta nel 1784 dall'Académie Royale di Bruxelles, di quali siano i mezzi più consoni da impiegare, da parte della polizia e dei servizi medici, per prevenire i casi di morte apparente e di seppellimento prematuro. L'autore indaga su che cosa sia la vita e su che cosa sia invece la morte e su dove finisca l'una e dove inizi l'altra, sui segni distintivi tra la morte reale e la morte apparente, sull'asfissia in genere, sull'asfissia prodotta da cause interne, sull'asfissia considerata in rapporto alla differenza tra sessi e alle differenze d'età, sull'asfissia causata da malattie interne, sull'asfissia da cause esterne, sull'asfissia da avvelenamento e da miasmi pestilenziali, sull'asfissia da caldo, da freddo, da schianti di fulmini, da esalazioni vulcaniche, da vapori. Blake, p. 362. Manca al Wellcome. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traitor Benedict Arnold, disappointed with his welcome in Britain, plans to relocate to a Loyalist settlement at St. John [Canada] and pens a scathing letter regarding mishandling of his property there, " my great astonishment & mortification, I have never recd a line from you or any of my friends...I do not know to what cause to impute your Silence...I have for some time been in expectation of Receiving a handsome remittance...instead of which I have lately been presented with several of his Draufts..."

      London, [England], April 30, 1787. 8" X 12.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""B Arnold"", 2 pages folio, London, April 30, 1787, to James Hayt. Arnold writes to ask for assistance with his business affairs in St. John [Canada] until he arrives from London. ""I have wrote [sic] you several times since my arrival in England, but to my great astonishment, & mortification, I have never recd a line from you or any of my other friends at St. Johns since I left it, nor do I know to what cause to impute your Silence. From the assurances which your Brother game me, that he did not doubt he should be able to collect Six or Eight hundred pounds in Bill in Debt I have for some time been in expectation of Receiving a handsome remittance from Mr. Henry, instead of which I have lately been presented with several of his Draufts, -- With the property which I left in his hands I cannot consider it possible that he would be under a necessity of drawing on me, and why he has done it I cannot conceive. I can only conjecture and am much alarmed, lest he should take this advantage of my absence, to abuse his trust, and embezzle my property. -- I wrote you and your Brother but I am [?] on this subject and [Enclosed] a power of Atty to him should my fears Respectg. Mr. Henry be realized. I beg you will both [put] yourselves to prevent his Injuring me, and take the Charge of my Affairs into your own hands, for which purpose, this letter, should my power of Atty to your Brother have miscarried, shall be your sufficient authority, & I make no doubt will answer the purpose until my Arrival at St. Johns.--The ship which I have chartered is nearly loaded. I expect to Embark in Eight or ten days, for St. Johns, with my family, I took the liberty in several former letters to request you would be so good as to Assist Mr. Henry in procuring me the largest & best house you could get for their reception, which I now repeat, lest those letters should have miscarried, I wish the House to be ready by the Middle of June, & engaged for 16 to 18 months, by the end of which time I hope to have one built, --I shall bring out a very general & handsome assortment of goods, & have some proposals to make to you when I come out which may be to our mutual advantage-- Pray present my Compl. to all enquiring. Friends...very Sincerely / Dear Sir... B. Arnold."" Light edge wear and small hole on integral leaf from seal removal, else fine. After his treason, and subsequent service as a British officer toward the end of the Revolutionary War, Arnold went to England. He did not receive the acclaim or position which he expected there, and in disappointment returned to North America to reside in the new Loyalist settlement at St. John, New Brunswick. Arnold traded in lumber and apparently some other types of goods, but he was not very successful in business or well-liked in St. John, and so returned permanently to London in 1791 This letter, or course, dates from shortly before his departure for Canada, and it seems to foreshadow his later difficulties in New Brunswick."

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        Natuurlyke en naar't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der spooken, wandelnde bladen, zabelspringhaanen, krekels, treksprinkhaanen en kakkerlakken (Teile 1 bis 4 (von 6) in 1 Band).

      Amsterdam, Sepp, (1787/88). - In alle vier deelen der waereld Europa; Asia; Afrika en America huishoudende. Mit 36 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. 1 Blatt, 9, 56, 16, 28 Seiten, Halbledereinband des 19. Jahrhunderts, 30 x 24,5 cm, Deckelbezüge teils berieben, innen sauber und auf starkem Papier gedruckt. Mit herrlichen Abbildungen von Gottesanbeterinnen, Gespensterheuschrecken, Zikaden usw.

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        Méthode de nomenclature chimique [.] On y a joint un nouveau système de caractères chimiques, adaptés à cette nomenclature, par MM. Hassenfratz et Adet

      1787 - de (4), 314 pages 1 grand Paris, Cuchet, 1787, in-8, de (4), 314 pages 1 grand tableau et 6 planches, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, filet à froid sur les plats. (Rel. de l'ép.), Première édition, en premier état, peu courante. Ouvrage capital dans lequel les grands chimistes de l'époque mettent au point une nouvelle manière de dénommer les éléments et ouvrent ainsi la voie à la chimie moderne la dégageant pour toujours de la lourdeur héritée du langage des alchimistes. "Avec Guyton de Morveau, Berthollet et Fourcroy, Lavoisier fait paraître en 1787 la Méthode de Nomenclature chimique qui donne une révision complète de l'ancienne nomenclature" (En Français dans le texte N° 184 "First of all, to persuade a new generation of chemists to join their ranks and to complete what Lavoisier had envisaged since 1773 - a revolution in chemistry - these men brought out a collaborative work, the Méthode de nomenclature chimique (1787) ; Originally suggested by Guyton De Morveau to eliminate the confused synonymy of chemistry, and prefaced by a memoir of Lavoisier, it emerged as a complete break with the past. The Nomenclature was extremely influential and widely read". (DSB VIII p. 80) ---- Partington III p. 481 - Honeyman N° 1937 Un grand tableau dépliant donne la nouvelle nomenclature et 6 planches dépliantes finales les nouveaux caractères chimiques. Malgré quelques rousseurs éparses, bon exemplaire, portant l'ex-libris imprimé de la bibliothèque de M. Boutron-Charlard, membre de l'Académie de Médecine et l'estampille, annulée, de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      Edinbugrh: Printed for the Author and Sold By William Creech, 1787. Octavo. xlviii, [9]-368 pages, half-title, portrait frontispiece and subscriber's list present. The second state of the second edition. Besides the major point of "stinking" for "slinking" on p. 363, here the subscriber's list is somewhat larger than the first state of the second edition, Burns' correspondence reveals that the subscribers list grew at a faster rate than he had anticipated. Additional typesetting was required on the early pages through page 288. The new sheets on the second state were reset and published on April 17, 1787. From Burns own notes it would appear that there were 1500 copies printed for each state (with a total number of 2900 subscribers for both). Creech the printer and distributor was unable to sell a large number of his copies so sent some of them to London to be sold by A. Strahan and T. Cadell, thus this London imprint is the Third Edition. Consequently, the second state of the second edition has become the more scarce of the two states.

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        St. Petersinsel im Bielersee. Gouache.

       Altmontiert und mit breitem Tuschrand auf der Unterlage, dort bezeichnet \"peint par Hartmann a Bienne 1787\". 28 x 41,8 cm. Dekorative Vedute mit weitem Blick über den Bielersee und die St. Petersinsel links im Vordergrund. Hartmann war vier Jahre lang in Mannheim ein Schüler von Ferdinand Kobell. Er begleitete den englischen Gesandtschaftssekretär de Vantravers u.a. nach Biel (Bienne). Dort entstehen zahlreiche Schweizer Ansichten - insbesondere in Gouache - die sich schon zu seinen Lebzeiten großer Beliebtheit erfreuten. - Fest aufgelegt. Im rechten Darstellungsrand wasserrandig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Schweiz, Bielersee, St. Petersinsel, Vedute, Stadtansicht,

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        Exposition élémentaire des principes des calculs supérieurs [et] De relatione mutua capacitatis et terminorum figurarum, geometrice considerata ; seu de maximis et minimis, pars prior, elementaris

      [178 - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4 Berlin, Georges Jacques Decker [et] Varsovie, Gröle, [1787] et 1782, , 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4 de 216 pages et 2 planches, puis XLVIII, 285, (7) pages et 6 planches, demi-basane olive de l'époque, dos lisse orné (dos, coiffes et mors frottés), L'introduction de la notation moderne "lim" pour la notion de limite et une utilisation rigoureuse de la méthode des limites de D'Alembert. Rares éditions originales. Dans son De relatione mutua capacitatis, Lhuilier propose une approche géométrique rigoureuse des problèmes élémentaires relatifs à l'isopérimétrie et aux solides. Le texte de 1787 remporta le concours lancé par l'Académie de Berlin en 1784 sur la définition et démonstration mathématique de l'infini. Lhuilier développe une utilisation rigoureuse et originale de la méthode des limites de D&#146;Alembert (que celui-ci avait le premier formulé dans le première édition de l'Encyclopédie), méthode canonique au XVIIIe siècle pour résoudre les difficultés du calcul différentiel. "L&#146;Huillier&#146;s extensive and varied scientific work bore the stamp of an original intellect even in its most elementary components; and while it did not possess the subtlety of Sturm&#146;s writings, it surpassed those of Bertrand in its vigor. L&#146;Huillier&#146;s excellent textbooks on algebra and geometry were used for many years in Polish schools. His treatise in Latin on problems of maxima and minima greatly impressed the geometer Jacob Steiner half a century later. L&#146;Huillier also considered the problem, widely discussed at the time, of the minimum amount of wax contained in honeycomb cells. While in Poland he sent articles to the Berlin Academy, as well as the prize-winning memoir of 1786: Exposition élémentaire des principes des calculs supérieurs. Printed at the Academy&#146;s expense, the memoir was later discussed at length by Montucla in his revised Histoire des mathématiques and was examined in 1966 by E. S. Shatunova. In this work, which L&#146;Huillier sent to Berlin with the motto "Infinity is the abyss in which our thoughts vanish," e presented a pertinent critique of Fontenelle&#146;s conceptions and even of Euler&#146;s, and provided new insights into the notion of limit, its interpretation, and its use. Baron J. F. T. Maurice recognized the exemplary rigor of L&#146;Huillier&#146;s argumentation, although he regretted, not unjustifiably, that it "was accompanied by long-winded passages that could have been avoided." (DSB) Lhuilier est aussi connu pour avoir généralisé, en 1813, la formule de Descartes-Euler et joue ainsi un rôle important dans le développement de la Topologie. Très bon exemplaire, provenant de la bibliothèque de Michel Chasles, et portant l'ex-libris d'Henri Viellard et le tampon annulé de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. DSB, VIII, pages 305-307. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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