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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. „Calftree“-marmorierte Lederbände d.Zt. mit zwei farb. Rückenschilden und –vergoldung. Etwas berieben, Ecken teils etwas bestoßen, kleine Lederausbrüche am Vorderdeckel von Bd.1 über der Unterkante. Erste Ausgabe (Kosch³ 12,Sp.557). – 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 – 1822 Neapel) verbrachte 1784 ein halbes Jahr in Rom. Ergebnis dieses Aufenthalts ist sein vorliegendes erstes größeres Werk, das zwar von GOETHE als „monströses Mittelding zwischen Compilation und eigen gedachtem Werk“ 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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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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, "...to 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’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’Huillier’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’s writings, it surpassed those of Bertrand in its vigor. L’Huillier’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’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’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’Huillier sent to Berlin with the motto "Infinity is the abyss in which our thoughts vanish," e presented a pertinent critique of Fontenelle’s conceptions and even of Euler’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’Huillier’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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        HISTOIRE DES TROUBLES DE L'AMERIQUE ANGLAISE, ECRITE SUR LES MEMOIRES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES

      Paris, 1787. Half titles. Contemporary gilt calf, spines gilt. Minor edge wear, spine ends of fourth volume slightly chipped. Armorial bookplate on each front pastedown, minor insect damage to hinges. Light scattered foxing, two maps with short tears near the mounting stub. Overall, very good. Second, enlarged, and best edition. An excellent work covering the history from 1768 through 1783 and the signing of the treaty at Paris. "In its completed form the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation" - Howes. The large map is a handsome rendering of the eastern and southern United States north through a good portion of Canada. On the "Plan d'York en Virginie, avec les attaques et les Campemens de l'Armee combinee de France et d'Amerique," a number of those locations are colored by hand, as is the case with the map of Long Island, and Delaware and Chesapeake bays (both are on blue paper).

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        1787 1st ed Volney Voyages in Syria EGYPT Maps Illustrated Sinai Turks 2v SET

      A Paris : Desenne, Libraire, MDCCLXXXVII. 1787 - 1787 1st ed Volney Voyages in Syria EGYPT Maps Illustrated Sinai Turks 2v SET 2 Incredible Maps + 3 Engravings / comp@$1,700+ Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney (1757 – 1820) was a French philosopher, abolitionist, historian, orientalist, and politician. We find this same set for sale elsewhere for more than $1,700! Main author: C -F Volney Title: Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les annees 1783, 1784 et 1785, avec deux Cartes geographiques et deux Planches gravees, representant les Ruines du Temple du Soleil a Balbek, et celles de la ville de Palmyre, dans le Desert de Syrie Published: A Paris : Desenne, Libraire, MDCCLXXXVII. Language: French Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Complete 2 volume set • 2 folding engraved maps • 3 folding engraved plates (non-maps) • Volney's narrative, relating his observations during three years of travelling in Syria and Egypt, includes remarks on politics, commerce and industry, the manners and customs of the Turks and Arabs, an account of the Arabic press established at the convent of Marhanna, with a catalogue of books printed there, and an extensive discussion of the diseases prevalent in Egypt: blindness, smallpox, cutaneous eruptions, the plague, and 'Neapolitan Disease' or French Pox. '.the best exposé of Ottoman Egypt at the end of the 18th century.' FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all xvi + 383 + 458 + iv pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 5 engravings Publisher: A Paris : Desenne, Libraire, MDCCLXXXVII. Size: ~7.75in X 5in (19.5cm x 12.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Domenico Cunego nach Edward Francis Cunningham. - "Friedericke Charlotte Prinzesson von Preussen / Seiner Majestät dem Könige Alleruntherthänigst zugeeignet / Im Verlag der Königl- Hoff. Kupferstich Officin 1787 von Jean Marc Pascal".

      - Historische Künstlergraphik. Kupferstich, 1787. Von Domenico Cunego. 58,1 x 38,1 cm (Darstellung ) / 67,4 x 42,0 cm (Blatt) / 79,3 x 55,0 cm (Passepartout). Unterhalb der Darstellung mittig mit Wappen betitelt, sowie mit den Künstlerangabe unten links "E. Cunigham pinxt." und rechts "D. Cunego sculpt." versehen. - Die Darstellung zeigt Prinzessin Friederike Charlotte von Preußen, die Nichte des Friedrich des Großens und Tochter des Thronfolgers und späteren Königs Friedrich Wilhelm II. Durch die Heirat mit dem Prinzen Friedrich August von Großbritannien im Jahre 1791 wurde sie zu Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland. - Unrestauriertes Blatt, durchgängig stockfleckig. Insgesamt in einem gutem Erhaltungszustand. - Blatt in einem Karton-Passepartout montiert. Domenico Cunego (1724/25 in Verona - 1803 in Rom) war ein italienischer Graphiker. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Village Abandonné [The Deserted Village]

      Paris: Published by chez Bance, 1787. Stipple engraving, printed in colours. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed to plate mark on all sides. A beautifully coloured print picturing the sorrowful exodus of two families from a picturesque English village. This fine image is one of a pair of plates by Sherwin (its companion is entitled "The Happy Village") contrasting the conflicting fortunes of a country village. A pupil of the accomplished engraver Francesco Bartolozzi and the painter John Astley, John Keyse Sherwin was a popular English engraver and talented draughtsman. He also trained at the Royal Academy, where he exhibited a number of highly acclaimed chalk drawings between 1774 and 1784. In addition to producing numerous prints after renowned artists, such as Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman, Thomas Gainsborough and Nicolas Poussin, Sherwin engraved several of his own works, including The Happy Village and the The Deserted Village . Although his original plates were well received, he primarily established his reputation with the images he engraved after other artists. In 1785, he was appointed engraver to the king, and he later became engraver to the Prince of Wales. Based vaguely on Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village" of 1770, in which the poet deplores country villages that die while private estates flourish, Sherwin's group actually depicts a highly dramatic moment of quite mixed emotions, for in contrast to the understandably gloomy adults, the three children in the group gleefully begin the journey. This color printed, stipple engraving is the French edition of the Sherwin's touching image. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 21. November, no year. - 4to. 1 p. With autograph address. To music publisher Traugott Trautwein (1787-1865), asking for 60 tickets. - Somewhat spotty and small damage to edges.

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        Sur Moses Mendelssohn, Sur la Réforme Politique des Juifs : Et en particulier Sur la révolution tentée en leur faveur en 1753 dans la grande Bretagne. Par le Comte de Mirabeau.

      A Londres 1787 - In-8 de (68)-130 pp., demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs (reliure moderne). Edition originale très rare. Dans la première partie de cet ouvrage, Mirabeau déclare : « Cet écrit est dans sa partie vraiment importante (celle qui traite de la réforme politique des juifs) une analyse fidèle des deux volumes allemands qu'a écrit M. Dohm sur le même sujet ». Il se livre d'autre part à une attaque contre Lavater et répond à ce sujet à Brissot de Warville. Dans la seconde partie, Mirabeau fait fort habilement précéder sa plaidoirie en faveur des juifs d'un éloge du philosophe Moses Mendelssohn. Selon Mirabeau, le reproche fait aux juifs de vivre uniquement du commerce ne leur est en rien imputable. L'unique cause de leur corruption vient des m?urs politiques européennes qui les ont condamnés à un seul objet « moralement défavorable ». La seule manière d'en faire des citoyens meilleurs et utiles est de leur accorder les mêmes droits civils qu'aux autres. INED, 3192. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Almanach Royal Année M.DCC.LXXXVII

      Published By D'Houry, Paris 1787 - , pages unnumbered, the first three signatures have eight leaves, signature D is five leaves, and after that the signatures are 4 leaves each, complete. Some of the ornaments are similar to item 25 from the Michael Wittock collection [second part] sold in Paris in 2004 First Thus , a little rubbed, book in very good condition , green calf with a charming portrait in gilt of a woman curtsying in an arbour, surrounded by ornate gilt designs, front and rear, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, pink endpapers , 11.5 x 6.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ardinghello und die glückseeligen [glückseligen] Inseln. Eine Italiänische Geschichte aus dem sechszehnten Jahrhundert.

      Meyersche Buchhandlung, Lemgo 1787. 2 Bände (vollständig). Erste Ausgabe. 407 S., 1 Bl., (2)/374 S., 1 Bl., mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten, Kl.-8°., marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen, Einbände etwas berieben, Kanten bestoßen, Papier teils braun-/stockfleckig (vereinzelt stärker), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Erstausgabe, Erstausgaben, 18. Jahrhundert, Dichtung, Literatur,

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        Magie, oder die Zauberkraft der Natur, so auf den Nutzen, und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Mit 9 Kupfertafeln.

      Wien, von Trattnern, 1787. XLVIII + 441 + 18 S. + Tafeln. Ld. der Zeit m. goldgepr. Rücken. Mit Tafeln u. Titelvignette. - Leicht berieben u. bestoßen, R. etwas angeplatzt, leichte Papieroxidation u. stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Literatur

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        Winterlandschaft mit Schlittschuhläufern (Ölgemälde auf Platte).

      19. Jahrhundert - Das Gemälde zeigt eine niederländische, von Schnee- und Eisflächen bedeckte Winterlandschaft, in der sich mehrere Personen, einige von ihnen augenscheinlich auf Schlittschuhen, bewegen. Im rechten Bildbereich ist ein reetgedecktes Bauerngehöft zu sehen. Das dürre Geäst mehrerer Bäume unterstreicht die Kargheit der Landschaft. Ein rückseitiger Galerieaufkleber weist das Gemälde als Werk des niederländischen Malers Andreas Schelfhout (1787 - 1870) aus und beschreibt das Bild zusätzlich mit folgendem Text: "Hiver - De nombreux . circulent sur une riviere prise par la glace. ? gauche une barque ? moitié ?choueé sur le bord; de l'autre coté le batiments d'une ferme entoureéde quelques grands arbres." Schelfhout, ein Schüler des Theatermalters Johannes Breckenheimer, spezialisierte sich früh auf Landschaftsmalerei. Bevorzugte Motive wurden niederländische Winterlandschaften, die Schelfhout in zumeist kleinformatigen Gemälden abbildete (im Niederländischen gibt es für diese Bilder den Begriff "Schelfhoutjes"). Schelfhouts Bilder sind vor allem in Niederländischen Museen (Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam), aber auch in Brüssel, London und Frankfurt (Städel) anzutreffen. Schelfhouts Gemälde und Aquarelle sind zum Teil hochdotiert und werden in zahlreichen europäischen Auktionshäusern gehandelt, unter anderem bei Christie`s Amsterdam, wo sein Werk "An extensive winter landscape with skaters and a horse-drawn sledge" im November 2014 für USD 211.000 den Besitzer wechselte; sein kleinformatiges Gemälde "A winter landscape with skaters on a frozen waterway" fand am selben Tag zum Zuschlagpreis von USD 34.000 ein neues Zuhause. Trotz der rückseitigen Zuschreibung und obwohl das Bild von Motiv und Darstellung her perfekt in das Werk Andreas Schelfhouts paßt und große motivische Ähnlichkeiten zu anderen Werken des Malers aufweist, ist nicht sicher, ob es sich tatsächlich um ein Werk dieses Malers (oder aber um die Arbeit eines Nachahmers oder Kopisten handelt). Es wird daher nur als zugeschriebenes Werk angeboten. 20000 Das Gemälde weist deutliche Abplatzungen und Bereibungen auf, insbesondere an den Rändern, aber teilweise auch auf der Fläche des Bildes. Es ist somit an sich restaurierungsbedürftig, beweist aber auch im vorhandenen Zustand noch seinen Charme. Die Kosten für eine komplette Restaurierung lägen nach Auskunft einer Kieler Restaurierungswerkstatt im Preisbereich zwischen EUR 500 und EUR 700. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte; Format: 43,3 x 35,2 cm. Der hochwertige Barockrahmen (Torrigiani Altgold, Rahmenbreite: ca. 5 cm) wurde eigens für das Bild angefertigt.

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.

      Printed for J. Dodsley, London 1787 - In four volumes. xv, 379pp; 363pp; 356pp; 346, 62pp. Later brown full calf decorated in black on the covers, spines with raised bands, black decorations, and brown and red calf labels lettered in gold. Some minor scuffing to covers. A clean, near fine set. ; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Friend of Youth Being a sequel To the children’s friend and like that work consisting of apt stories , Entertaining Dialogues and Moral Dramas; all intended to excite attention, cherish feeling, and incalculate virtue in the rising generation; partly translated from Mr.Berquin and other French and German writers, and partly original being written by himself the The Rev. Mark Anthony Meilan

      London: Hookham New Bond Street , 1787. fFull leather.. Very Good. C.R.Ryley. 12 volumes bound in six. Each book starts with a copper engraving by C.R.Ryley, engraved by Skelton. Complete. Bound in period full leather with red labels, with plain end papers. Inscribed in ink by ?'Henry Monkton?'. In excellent condition. Berquin (1747-1791) specialized in writing childhood literature, this was unusual in this period. His children's books enjoyed great popularity and were often reprinted throughout the nineteenth century in many languages. Percy Muir lists the first English translation ?'L?'Ami des Enfants…?' (1782-3) being published in 1786 in 24 volumes. This was printed a year later. The British Library does have a later copy of this edition. Provenance : Property from the estate of the late Lady King of Wartnaby.

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        Staats- und Gelehrte Zeitung des Hamburgischen unpartheiischen Correspondenten. Sammlung von 1338 Ausgaben nebst rund 300 Beilagen. Vorhanden: 1787: Gesamter Jahrgang in 209 Ausg., No. 1, 12.1. bis No. 208, 29.12., weit überwiegend mit Beilagen / 1793: 62 Ausg. v. 1. 1. bis 25. 6. / 1813: 24 Ausg. / 1814: 7 Ausg. / 1815: 10 Ausg. / 1816: Gesamter Jahrgang in 209 Ausg., No. 1, 2.1. bis No. 209, 31.12., weit überwiegend mit Beilagen / 1819: 32 Ausg. v. 6. 3. bis 24. 12., 3 Beilagen / 1820: 12 Ausgaben, 2 Beilagen / 1827: 97 Ausg. v. 12. 1. bis 11. 12., 17 Beilagen / 1831: 142 Ausg., 4 Beilagen / 1832: 158 Ausg., 2 Beilagen / 1833: 124 Ausg. / 1834: 44 Ausg. /

       Überwiegend Einzelhefte, gebunden: 1787 (ohne Rücken), 1793, 1813/14/15 (Sammelband), 1816. Leichte Beschädigungen der äußeren Hefte, insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. Bemerkenswert umfangreiches Konvolut dieser bedeutenden, frühen Zeitschrift.Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Hamburg

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        Adelaide

      London: Published by T. Simpson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & No. 15 Villers Street, Strand, 1787. Colour printed stipple with hand-colour. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the platemark. Image size: 12 9/16 x 12 3/8 inches. A handsome, round format print after Wheatley, depicting Adelaide from Marmontel's celebrated play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". This charming image illustrates a scene from Marmontel's romantic play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". The play, first published in 1766 as part of Marmontel's "Moral Tales", became the rage in both England and France and inspired many paintings and prints. The story is the tragic tale of Adelaide and her lover, the Count D'Orestan, two young French aristocrats, who, despite their familys' objections, run away together. Their happiness is short lived as the count dies suddenly. A grief-stricken Adelaide digs her lover's grave with her bare hands, renounces the world and her family, and becomes a shepherdess. She at last finds happiness after she reveals her true identity to a French nobleman, Fonrose. In this charming image, Wheatley depicts Adelaide in her rustic disguise, giving a lamb a treat. And so, although he has chosen to illustrate a literary subject, he has not strayed from his preference for solitary, country scenes. Webster, Francis Wheatley p. 61-63.

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        The Setting Dog and Partridges. Le Chien Couchant, et la Perdrix

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer No 53 Fleet Street, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two mended tears in the upper margin. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches. This is a stunning impression of a hunting scene after the celebrated equine painter James Seymour. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman's club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father's collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Somerset. This wonderful print is listed in Sayer's 1775 catalogue, as being a pair to "Pointers and Hare". In this image, published in 1787, Sayer has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248; Sayer & Bennett Catalogue, p. 27, no. 411.

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

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

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        Leopold Mozarts Hochfürstl. Salzburgischen Vice-Capellmeisters gründliche Violinschule, mit vier Kupfertafeln und einer Tabelle. Dritte vermehrte Auflage.

      Augsburg, Johann Jakob Lotter u. Sohn 1787. Kl.4°. Gest. Frontisp., Titelbl., 2 nn. Bll. (Vorrede L. Mozarts), 268 S., mit 3 Kupfertafeln, 4 nn. Bll. (Register), mit Kopfleisten, Kopfstücken, großen u. kleinen Schlußvignetten u. in den Text eingefügten kleinen Illustrationen (Notenzeichen, Geigenbogen), sowie zahlreichen Notenbeispielen. Halblederband d. Zeit, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, abgerieben u. bestoßen, Rücken schadhaft, Einbanddeckel gelockert, hinteres fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Seiten kaum gebräunt, wenig fleckig. Frontispiz verso etwas fingerfleckig, mit e. kleinen Randausriss, (Brand?)fleck im Blattaussenrand ab etwa S. 200, die letzten 10 Blätter mit Fehlstellen (wegen Papierzerfall) mit geringem Textverlust im unteren Drittel der Blattes. Mit e. Namenszug v. alter Hand am Titelblatt (Karl Wolf). ADB 22,421f. GV 99,320. Riemann, Personen,l-Z,265. Vgl. Wurzbach 19,287ff. - vorliegende dritte Auflage, gilt als letzte maßgebliche bzw. endgültige Fassung von L. Mozarts `Violinschule`. M. (1719-1787), geborener Augsburger, Vicekapellmeister am erzbischöflichen Hof in Salzburg, gab sein, für die damalige Zeit geniales Lehrwerk - etwas Gleichartiges hatte es bis dahin nicht gegeben und er hatte dafür keinerlei Vorbild - 1756, im Geburtsjahr seines Sohnes Wolfgang Amadeus, erstmals heraus. Das lebendige anschauliche Werk \"..ward von kritischen Autoritäten als das erste seiner Gattung wegen seiner Vortrefflichkeit sehr geschätzt erlebte häufige Auflagen und wurde in..(mehrere) Sprachen übersetzt.\" Das gestochene Frontispiz zeigt den violinspielenden Leopold Mozart, die drei weiteren Tafeln Beispiele zur richtigen bzw. falschen Körper- u. Handhaltung beim Violinspiel. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Musik, Violine, Geige

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        Probe von Joh. Christoph Gottlieb Dürsch, seines Alters 11 Jahr geschrieben, 1787. Übungsheft oder Prüfungsheft eines Schönschreibe-Schülers. Kolorierte Kupferstiche und deutsche Handschrift auf Papier.

      Ohne Ort, 1787. 34 x 20,8 cm. 9 Bl., davon 2 weiß. Broschur der Zeit: Prägepapier mit goldenen Sternchen und Punkten auf blasslila Hintergrund. Einband etwas angestaubt, fleckig, knittrig und berieben sowie mit kleinen Randschäden, Rücken teils eingerissen, Ecken geknickt. Innen teils gebräunt, knittrig und fingerfleckig und mit kleinen Randschäden, Titelblatt mit Farbklecks. 4 Blätter lose. Schönes und seltenes Beispiel eines Übungs- oder Prüfungsheftes für einen jungen Schreibschüler im 18. Jahrhundert. Das Titelblatt sowie die Initialen von 5 der 6 beschriebenen Blätter wurden gedruckt (Kupferstiche) und vom Schüler handkoloriert. Die Schriften, das umgebende Bandwerk sowie die Initiale \"D\" mit dem Turm innen stammen vom Schüler. In einem schönen, wenn auch nicht mehr ganz frischen Prägepapierumschlag der Zeit. 18. Jahrhundert, Handschriften, Kalligraphie, Papier, Schriftmuster / Schreibmeister

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        1787 Würfelspiel Spiel board game ganzenspel jeu de l\'oie gioco dell\'oca gravure

      Buch, 1787. 64 x 56 cm (Grafikschrank) \"Vaderlandsch Historiespel\" Amsterdam, Bendorp, um 1787 sehr seltenes Kupferstich-Würfel- und Kartenspiel von ca. 1787behandelt auf 52 Spielfeldern die niederländische Geschichte Blatt-Format: 64 x 56 cm fachmännisch restaurierte Einrisse - kaum sichtbar sehr selten! Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Bemerkungen über die Struktur und Verrichtungen des Nervensystems. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt nebst einigen Anmerkungen und Zusätzen (letztere durch S.T. Soemmerring). Mit dreyzehn Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1787. 4°, zeitgenöss. Pappband, berieben, Rest eines Rückenschildes, zwei alte Namenszüge auf Titel; 2 Bl., 96 S., 13 gefaltete Taf. mit 76 Kupferstichen sehr seltene EA der deutschen Übersetzung von Alexander Monro Secundus‘ (1733-1817) berühmten \"Observations...\" (GARRISON/MORTON 1385 zur engl. EA von 1783). Samuel v. Soemmerring hat die Übersetzung begleitet, die Abbildungen durchgesehen und verbessert sowie umfangreiche Anmerkungen hinzugefügt. Monro ist der berühmteste unter den drei Ärzten des Geschlechts. Er entdeckt und beschreibt hier die Verbindungen der Seitenventrikel des menschlichen Gehirns untereinander und mit dem 3. Ventrikel (\"Von der Verbindung der Hirnhöhlen miteinander, nach den Untersuchungen des Verfassers\"), und nach ihm ist diese Verbindung später benannt worden als Foramen interventriculare Monroi Versand D: 5,00 EUR Neurologie, Psychiatrie

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        Medizinische Elektrizität. Aus dem Holländischen.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1787. - 8°, circa 20,6 x 13,3 cm. 4 Bll., 246 SS., 7 Bll., 3 gefaltete Kupfertafeln von Frolob Pappe d. Zt., mit Buntpapierbezug Engelmann 36; Ronalds 37; vgl. Poggend. I, 103f. u. Wellcome II, 103 (zur holländischen Erstausgabe von 1785-89). Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe mit drei schönen, teils surreal wirkenden Kupferstichen, die Patienten auf einem elektrischen Stuhl sowie verschiedene Werkzeuge zeigen. Der Autor war Apotheker in Amsterdam. Er beschreibt hier die Verwendung der Elektrizität in der Therapie verschiedener Krankheiten. - Etwas gebräunt, nur zu Beginn im oberen Bereich etwas wasserfleckig, berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Xeme. Concerto a Violon principal deux Violons Alto et Basse Cors et Haut-bois ad libitum... Prix 4 livres 4 solidus. [Parts]

      Paris: Imbault. [1787]. Folio. Sewn. 9 parts. Complete. In D major. Violino principale: 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-8 pp.; Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto: [1] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-4 pp.; Oboe primo and secondo: [1] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp.; Corno primo and secondo: [1] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's signature in ink to lower right corner of title of Violino principale part. Slightly soiled; spine of outer bifolium of Violino principale part reinforced with paper tape; stains to Violino principale and Violino secondo parts; occasional minor imperfections. . First Edition. Rare. RISM F1284 (1 copy only, with incomplete Violino principale parts, at the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris). The only complete copy recorded. Publisher's catalogue corresponds closely to Johansson (facsimile 63), with some titles added as described in Johansson p. 56. "Joseph [Fodor]'s violin concertos are mostly virtuosic but poor in harmonic nuances; they display frequently a thematism that is not very elaborate, and the orchestral accompaniment supports the solo part with emphasis." Dick van Heuvel in MGG 2.

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        Select Views in India, drawn on the spot, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and executed in aqua tinta, by William Hodges

      London: printed for the author, and sold by J.Edwards, 1787. Imperial folio. (22 1/4 x 17 inches). Title and text in English and French. 1 uncoloured engraved map, 48 aquatint plates, printed in two or more colours, all hand-coloured to resemble watercolours, by and after William Hodges. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt by Staggemeir & Welcher, covers with elaborate border formed from an outer border of a palmette and anthemion roll flanked by fillets with cornerpieces of various small tools centered around a star, and an inner border of stylized scrolling foliage, flower-heads and barley sheaves with large circular tools at each corner, expertly rebacked to style, the spine in eight compartments with double raised bands, the others with repeat decoration of various small tools around a central Apollo sun-burst tool, the head and foot of the spine with areas decorated with an assortment of horizontal decorative rolls, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, morocco hinges, gilt edges Provenance: Thomas Greer (armorial bookplate) A fine copy of the very rare hand-coloured issue of Hodges' pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India. One of the greatest of all colour-plate books, this copy in a lovely binding by the most fashionable London binders of the time. This work, the main fruit of Hodges six year stay in India, was published with the plates in three separate forms: uncoloured, uncoloured proofs or with the plates hand-coloured to resemble the original watercolours, as here. The images were printed lightly in a single operation using two (sepia and blue) or more colours applied where desired to a single plate. These prints were then coloured by hand (probably by Hodges himself) with great freedom but with careful attention being paid to achieving a depth of colour and shading only possible through the repeated over-painting of contrasting pigments. The results are in a different class to some of the more pedestrian mass-produced works of the period and have all the idiosyncratic vibrancy of the original watercolours. They also offer an accurate reflection of the astonishment and wonder that Hodges felt on arriving in India in early 1780: "The clear blue cloudless sky, the polished white buildings, the bright sandy beach, the dark green sea, present a combination totally new to the eye of an Englishman, just arrived from London, who, accustomed to the sight of rolling masses of clouds floating in a damp atmosphere, cannot but contemplate the difference with delight." Born in London the son of a blacksmith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley's drawing school, where in his spare time he learned to draw. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook's published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea experiences, and after ending his contract with the Admiralty and following the death of his wife, he left for India in 1778. "But the first year in India was disappointing. Hodges health was poor and the Second Mysore War ... was in progress ... he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings ... During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783..." ( India Observed ). On his return to London, he exhibited 25 oil paintings of India at the Royal Academy, along with a selection of his aquatints. "All of these works gave a completely new and direct vision of India translated into an eighteenth century painter's composition. His views of the countryside with its great rivers and forests had little in common with the popular picture of India gained from old engravings in the travellers' accounts. His architectural subjects depicted many little-known Muslim tombs and mosques, Hindu temples, forts and palaces in Upper India..."( India Observed ). Beyond the never-before-seen subject matter of the prints, Hodges proto-impressionistic style is worthy of particular note. "He conveyed the towering bulk of many Indian monuments by exaggerated proportions and foreshortened perspective. The countryside is shown rough with stunted scrub and windswept trees; paint is vigorously applied ... Here was a new and fresh approach to the Indian scene, viewing it in the 'picturesque' taste and presenting novel material, especially architecture, to the British public in a new manner" ( India Observed ). The appearance of this work caused a sensation, as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before. The useful text, though generally brief, gives a history of each site, together with an account of contemporary events in which the site had been involved. The binding is unsigned but a comparison of the tools on a number of signed bindings confirms that it is from the workshop of Staggemeir and Welcher, who are known to have worked extensively for the publisher Edwards. For example, the palmette and anthemion roll on the covers is found on the Botfield copies of John Miller's Illustratio Systemis Sexualis Linnaei (London: [1770]-1777) and again on Abbot and Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia ( London: 1797). The same tools are also present on the Henry Davis copy of Thomas Birch's The Heads of Illustrious Persons . London, 1756 in the British Library. The expense of the contents (an eye-popping 40 pounds according to Brunet), allied to the luxurious nature of the binding clearly indicates that the original owner was a wealthy collector of note. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Mildred Archer, India Observed pp.8-10; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful I, 255; Brunet III, 242; cf. H de Almeida & G.H. Gilpin Indian Renaissance pp.114-126; Lowndes II, p.1079; cf. P. Rohtagi & P. Godrej, India A Pageant of Prints pp.37-47; cf. P. Rohtagi & G. Parlett, Indian Life and Landscape pp. 142-149; Tooley 264.

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        Vetus et nova ecclesiae disciplina circa beneficia et beneficiarios in tres partes distributa (KONVOLUT aus 9 Bänden/ CONVOLUTE of 9 vols.) - Tomus I: Vetus et nova ecclesiae disciplina circa beneficia et beneficiarios, in tres partes distributa, variisque animadversionibus locupletata: Pars I. Seu Tomi I. Liber I: De primo cleri ordine/ Tomus II: Pars I. Seu Tomi I. Liber II: De secundo cleri ordine/ Tomus III: Partis I. Seu Tomi I. Liber III/ Tomus IV: Partis II. Seu Tomi II. Liber I: De vocatione et ordinatione clericorum, de partonatu/ Tomus V: Partis II. Seu Tomi II. Liber II: De episcoporum electione, confirmatione, ordinatione/ Tomus VI: Partis II. Seu Tomi II. Liber III/ Tomus VII: Partis III. Seu Tomi III. Liber I: Cujusmodi fuerin

      Sumtibus Societatis Typographicae apud Andream Crass; 1787 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen im Buchinnern. Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise stockfleckig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 9 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH! la Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Editio posterma, cum parisiensi accuratissime collata;.

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        The History of Mexico. Collected from Spanish and Mexican Historians, from Manuscripts, and Ancient Paintings of the Indians. Illustrated by Charts, and Other Copper Plates. To Which Are Added, Critical Dissertations on the Land, the Animals, and Inhabitants of Mexico. By Abbé D. Francesco Saverio Clavigero. Translated from the Original Italian, by Charles Cullen, Esq. In Two Volumes.

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson. 1787. First English Edition. Hardcover. First edition in English. xxxii, [4], 476pp (with one pagination error); [4], 463, [1]p. Contemporary full calf, spine in compartments with red and green leather labels lettered and decorated in gold. The board edges are also decorated in gold. Map of Mexico and twenty-four inserted plates in volume I; map of the lakes of Mexico and one inserted plate in volume II. The appendix includes a list of Mexican Years from the foundation to the conquest of Mexico, compared with Christian years, a Mexican calendar, and more. With the neat bookplate of mining engineer Franklin Wheaton Smith, designed by Robert W. Hyde. Front joint of volume I and rear joint of volume II partially split, title of map in volume I cut out, wear to corner tips, light scuffing and rubbing to covers. A very good set. Graesse II.196-197. Sabin 13519. Streeter Sale I:194.; Quarto .

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        Mineralogische Tabellen nach Kirwans Mineralogie entworfen, nebst einem Anhange von Versteinerungen.

      Halle, Hemmerde 1787.Mit Titelvign. in Holzschnitt. 4 Bll., 34 S. Pappband d. Zt. Folio. 33,3 x 21 cm. Poggendorff I, 1447; Freilich 354; Schuh 2: "Rare. In order to arrange his own extensive mineralogical cabinet, Leysser developed this series of mineralogical tables based upon Richard Kirwan`s Elements of Mineralogy (1st ed., London, 1784). On pages 25 - 34 a classification plan for fossils is presented.". - Der einfache Einband berieben und etwas fleckig. Titel mit handschriftl. Namenseintrag und etwas braunfleckig, sonst gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt. Bücher de

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        Straußfedern. [Herausgegeben von J. K. A. Musäus, J. G. Müller von Itzehoe und Ludwig Tieck.] Erster (- achter und letzter) Band In 8 Bänden. [Herausgegeben von J. K. A. Musäus, J. G. Müller von Itzehoe und Ludwig Tieck.] Erster (- achter und letzter) Band In 8 Bänden.

      Berlin und Stettin (-1798) 1787 - 8°. Mit 8 (wiederh.) Holzschn.-Titelvignetten und einigen -Vign. im Text. Band I-III: Halblederbände d. Zt. (Rückenvergoldung mit Abrieb, Gelenke mit geringem Riß), IV-VI: einfache Umschlag d. Zt. (Rücken mit Fehlstellen; unbeschnitten), VII und VIII: spätere Pappbände. Goed. IV, 580, 7 u. 938,14 sowie VI, 36, 43. ? Hayn/Got. VII, 458. ? Erste und vollständige Ausgabe dieser Sammlung. ? »Freund Hein hat zuverläßig den sämmtlichen Autoren, denen diese Erzählungen ursprünglich zugehören, bereits den letzten Dienst erwiesen, sie insgesammt ausgebälgt und ihnen ein ewiges Stillschweigen auferlegt, ihr Gefieder ist ein Spiel der Winde worden« (Vorrede von Musäus) ? J. K. A. Musäus übersetzte 4 franz. Novellen (Bd. I), J. G. Müller von Itzehoe war Herausgeber der Bände II und III. ? L. Tieck war für die Bände IV-VIII verantwortlich, erweiterte die anfänglich vom Verleger Nicolai gewünschten Übersetzungen mit eigenen Erzählungen - teils in Zusammenarbeit mit seiner Schwester Sophie. Hier finden sich die Anfangsgründe des späteren »Königs der Romantik« (nach Maassen insgesamt über 20 Erzählungen von L. T., u. a. »Der Fremde«) ? Teilw. etwas fleckig. ? Band IV einige Lagen im weißen Unterrand gestaucht, 1 Ausriß (ohne Textverlust). ? Bände IV-VIII unbeschnitten. ? Selten. 2.000 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, anonym, " Charte von den Sandwich Inseln".

      - 1787, 20,5 x 33 Seltene Karte der Hawaiinseln mit Einzeichnung der Reiseroute von Cook ( 3. Reise ). Links unten eine Insetkarte der Bay von Karakakooa. - Wahrscheinlich stammt die Karte aus dem Buch "Allgemeines Archiv für Länder-, Völker- und Staatenkunde", hrsg. von Friedr. Gottlob Canzler.

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        Oeuvres philosophiques et politiques.

      - Neufchâtel, Imprimerie Typographique, 1787. 2 volumes in-8, plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un riche décor de fers spéciaux, roulettes et palettes dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux et bronze, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches mouchetées, xlviij, 452, (18) p. et (2) f., iv, 292 [i.e. 308] p., portrait frontispice gravé sur cuivre. Première édition collective française des oeuvres de Hobbes, ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé sur cuivre par Le Beau d'après Le Clère. 'Les éléments du Citoyen' et 'Le Corps politique' sont donnés dans la traduction de référence de Samuel Sorbière. 'La Nature Humaine' est traduite par d'Holbach. (Tchemerzine-Scheler, III, 734. Vercruysse, 'Holbach', 1787 D1. Manque à Macdonald & Hargreaves). Petits accrocs aux coiffes et en tête des mors. Très bon exemplaire, très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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