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        Bibliotheca Classica; or, a Classical Dictionary Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors To which are subjoined, tables of coins, weights, and measures, in use among the Greeks and Romans

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. v, [1], ca. 800 pages (supposedly 807, but they are not numbered and I didn't count them); printed errata on final leaf. A dictionary of the Greek and Latin classics, with summaries of the major characters of myth. A profoundly influential book that stayed in print for a century. Many scholars believe that John Keats relied heavily on it when writing Endymion and Hyperion. Printing and the Mind of Man, 236: The first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a system of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the original sources; the 'Oxford Companion' series is a distinguished descendant.' This, ESTC T98229, is one of two Reading imprints of the first edition. Both are scarce, with just one record at auction in recent years (1994, $1,150). First edition (first printing), bound in a contemporary calf binding with five raised bands on the spine and a morocco spine label. Front hinge cracked, but the cords are holding. Front blank detached but present. Spine ends chipped. But much nicer than usually found (i.e., not rebound). A scarce book.

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        Plan von Belgrad und Pantschowa, Semlin nebst denen umliegenden Gegenden.

      Bayreuth, Zeitungs Comptoir, 1788.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von 2 Platten, Bildausschnitt 25,5 x 40,5 cm (Plan) und 6,5 x 39,5 (Grundrisse), Blattgr. 42 x 50 cm.. Seltene Karte anlässlich des Russisch-Österreichischer Türkenkrieg (1787-1792) spätestens 1788 nach der Seeschlachten von Liman vom Zeitungs-Comptoir in Bayreuth herausgegeben; der obere Teil des Blattes zeigt eine Umgebungskarte von Belgrad von Zemun im Westen bis Pancevo im Osten, mit Legende 1-14; im unteren teil des Blattes von separater Platte gedruckter Streifen mit 5 Grundrissen: Banja Luka und Zvornik in Bosnien, Bender in Bessarabien (heute Moldawien bzw. Transnistrien), die Mündung des Dnepr-Bug-Liman mit Otschakiw (Karl Heinrich von Nassau-Siegen siegte im Juni 1788 fast vollständig gegen eine weit überlegene türkische Flotte) und Nis in Serbien; das Kolorit etwas verblaßt, fleckig, zweifach gefaltet, verso Montagereste.

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        Nachrichten von den Türken und Tartaren mit Herrn von Peyssonnel's Verbesserungen und Zusätzen. Aus dem Französischen. 2 Bände.

      Wien, Th. von Schmidbauer, 1788. - 8°, circa 16,8 x 10,8 cm. Titel, 300 SS., 1 Bl.; 297 SS., 8 Bll., mit 2 Titel-Vignetten, 3 Textvignetten und 27 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln Pappe d. Zt. Vgl. Fromm 25632; Lipperheide Lb 35; Cox I, 234. Wiener Druck im Jahr der ersten deutschen illustrierten Ausgabe, die in Leipzig erschien. Hier mit 27 Kupfern (! es gibt Exemplare mit nur 26). Wichtige Schilderung des osmanischen Reiches nach eigenen Erfahrungen. Dem Verfasser Baron de Tott, der selbst durch die Türkei gereist war, lag es daran, Vorurteile oder auch romantische Vorstellungen, die in Europa uber die Türkei kursierten, richtigzustellen. Unter den schönen Kupfertafeln: Darstellungen von einem Rechtsgelehrten, Admiral, Soldaten, religiösen Würdentragern, einem Derwisch, einer rauchenden Türkin und einer Begrabnisszene etc. - Innen nur wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, Einbände angestaubt, stärker beschabt, Ecken bestossen. Insgesamt gut erhalten und komplett mit allen Kupfern.

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        Libri quatuor de Imitatione Christi

      S.n. [Pierre-François Didot] 1788 - - S.n. [Pierre-François Didot], Paris 1788, grand in-4 (24,5x32,5cm), (3f.) 338pp., relié. - Somptueuse édition imprimée sur papier vélin par Pierre-François Didot, ornée d'un portrait de Jésus enfant gravé en taille-douce par Klauber. Reliure très légèrement postérieure (vers 1800) en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq doubles faux nerfs orné de caissons et filets dorés, ainsi que de fers à l'ancre, d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et d'éditeur de maroquin vert. Large dentelle florale dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Dentelle à la grecque en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Deux coins abîmés, partie inférieure des mors détruite par des vers. Une très pâle et infime mouillure en marge de la dernière page. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges, élégamment établi dans une élégante reliure. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Sumptuous edition printed on wove paper by Pierre-François Didot, decorated with a portrait of the Child Jesus engraved in intaglio by Klauber. Binding slightly later (1800) in full fair calf. Back with five false nerves decorated with double gilded boxes and nets, and irons anchor, a red morocco title piece and green morocco editor. Large golden floral lace coaching contreplats. Lace in the Greek coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. Two damaged corners, lower joint destroyed by worms. Beautiful copy wide-margined, elegantly set in a stylish binding. (3f.) 338pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INSTRUCCIÓN DE FIELES ALMOTACENES para conocer los defectos y vicios de pesos, pesas y medidas, y corregidos segun la ley, util tambien a toda clase de Magistrados á quienes pueda convenir. Adornado con 12 láminas finas. Compuesta por D. Ramón Cárlos Rodriguez, bachiller en ambos derechos por la Universidad de Alcalá, Ministro del Santo Tribunal de la Inquisición

      Madrid 1788 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre pesas y medidas editado por Benito cano. Primera edición. Publicación: Madrid, en la Imprenta de Benito Cano, 1788. Primera edición. Descripción fisica: Octavo (17 cm.) xx páginas incluida portada, 218 páginas, 12 láminas. Encuadernado con papel de aguas de época y estuche. Conservación: Muy buen estado, conserva todos sus margenes. Revisado completo. RSS1

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        Framed Autographed Document signed twice

      New York, 1788. unbound. 1 page, 8.25 x 7 inches, New York, September 10, 1788. Signed as United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the precursor to United States Secretary of State, and just months before being appointed the first United States Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with an additional "John Jay" signature in the text. This is a financial document whereby the Secretary disposes of some farm business in preparation of his new government responsibilities, in full: "On this day we settled all accounts between us prior to the 1st day of May cash (except the taxes of 1786 & 1787, and except the account of Boards bought of Js. Smith, and of Rails from Randall & some Timber from Runnels) & there was found due on this settlement from Major Lyons to John Jay seventy pounds - twelve shillings - and four pence (including the balance due the last year). Besides: his share of David Dans note fore seven pounds and Robert Elliot's note for twenty pounds, both of which are yet unpaid." The settlement is counter-signed by Samuel Lyons -- a Revolutionary War Major and business partner of John Jay. In 1799 Jay built a house for Lyons on his estate when the latter served as his farm manager. Matted with an original 8.25 x 5.25-inch engraving executed by J.C. Buttre and set in an attractive brown wooden frame measuring 15.5 x 20.25 inches. Near fine condition. American statesman, diplomat, and first Chief Justice of the United States.

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        Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to various parts of Asia. In 2 volumes.

      Edinburgh Printed for William Creech, 1788. xvi+ 442+ vi+ 554 pages pp. With 2 large folding engraved maps in very fine condition. Bound in 2 fine contemporary full claf with raised bands and red titellabels with goldprint , with line decoration in gold on spines fine copies with almost no foxing. First Edition.. 15051216

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        Théorie de la libration de la lune et des autres phénomènes qui dépendent de la figure non sphérique de cette planète.Berlin: George Jacques Decker, 1782.

      First edition, extremely rare separately-paginated offprint, of this work in which Lagrange introduced the potential function of a system of gravitationally-interacting bodies and gave the first proof of his general laws of motion, now called the 'Lagrange equations,' which were to play a central role in his masterpiece, <i>Mécanique Analitique</i> (1788). "Lagrange's work on the libration of the Moon was significant mainly because of the mathematical tools he used to study it, rather than for the results themselves. In his treatment of this particular problem from celestial mechanics, he derived general equations that have served as the basis for the study of dynamical systems ever since" (Linton, p. 320). The present work was published in <i>Nouveaux memoires de l'Académie des sciences et belles-lettres</i> (Berlin), 11 (1782), pp. 203-309. OCLC lists copies of this offprint at Berlin and Utrecht only (no copies in US).<br/><br/> "Lagrange's interest in celestial mechanics was stimulated by the Paris Academy prize contest of 1764, for which it was asked, '<i>whether it can be explained by any physical reason why the Moon always presents the same face to us; and how, by observations and by theory, it can be determined whether the axis of this planet is subject to some proper movement similar to that which the axis of the earth is known to perform, producing precession and nutation</i>.' Lagrange successfully resolved the first issue and won the prize" (Linton, p. 319). Lagrange's paper was published in 1777 as 'Recherches sur la libration de la lune, dans lesquelles on tâche de résoudre la Question proposée par l'Académie Royale des Sciences pour le Prix de l'année 1764,' <i>Recueil des pieces qui ont remporté les prix de l'Académie Royale des Sciences 9, pièces de</i> 1764, '65, '66, '70, '72, pp. 1-50. <br/><br/> "The physical cause of the equality between the length of a lunar day and a lunar month had been given by Newton, who argued, by analogy with the tides on the Earth, that the Moon would not be spherical but a spheroid, the greatest diameter of which, if produced, would pass through the centre of the Earth. The Moon could be in equilibrium only in this position, and any small displacement would result in slow oscillations about this configuration. Despite the efforts of people such as D'Alembert, no one had developed a theory capable of analysing such motions. What Lagrange accomplished was the development of a method by which the period of these so-called librations could be determined ...<br/><br/> "His approach was founded on a combination of Maupertuis' principle of rest and d'Alembert's principle of virtual velocities, and served as a cornerstone for all Lagrange's subsequent work on dynamics. As well as the details of the celestial mechanics, Lagrange's essay contains technical explanations of the procedures he was using, and in particular provided an outline of the derivation of what we now refer to as 'Lagrange's equations of motion.' <br/><br/> "Lagrange derived the differential equations of motion for the non-spherical Moon from his new principle, and went on to show that the physical libration of the Moon should have a period of 119 months. He could not, however, explain another phenomenon - concerning the orientation of the axis of rotation of the Moon - discovered by G. D. Cassini and subsequently confirmed by Mayer. Cassini observed that the mean plane of the equator of the Moon made a constant angle with the ecliptic plane, that angle being 2° 30'. Furthermore, the line of intersection of these two planes is also the line of nodes of the orbit of the Moon, with the ascending node of the orbit corresponding to the descending node of the equator. Lagrange could find no reason from his analysis why this should be so. <br/><br/> "Lagrange gave a more complete solution in 1780 [in the offered paper], by which time he had improved and generalized his analytic methods considerably, and presented a formal derivation of his fundamental dynamical equations ... Lagrange introduced what we would now call a 'potential function.' Defining <i>L = T - V</i>, where <i>T</i> is the kinetic energy and <i>V</i> is the potential, Lagrange expressed the equations of motion of any system of bodies in the form now known as Lagrange's equations ...<br/><br/> "By an expeditious choice of variables, Lagrange derived differential equations that enabled him to show that the angular distance of the Moon from the mean ascending node of its orbit had to be the same as the mean angular distance of the prime meridian of the Moon from the node of the lunar equator. This is precisely what Cassini had observed, and thus once more, what had presented itself as an apparently arbitrary fact turned out to be a consequence of universal gravitation" (Linton, pp. 320-1). <br/><br/> C. M. Linton, <i>From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy</i>, 2007.. 4to (256 x 210 mm), pp. [1-3] 4-109, [3:blank], contemporary calf, richly gilt spine, some wear and 1-2 cm loss of leather to botton and top parts of spine, hinges a little worn but still strong, three book plates to front paste down, internally fine and fresh. A very nice and entirely unrestored copy. Highly rare

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        DIARIO DE MADRID DE 1788, TOTAL 120 (LOS PRIMEROS 120 DIARIOS DE MADRID)

      1788 Madrid. 1788. 120 Numeros. 22X15. Pergamino. 472 Pág. Del 1 de Enero de 1788 al 29 de Abril de 1788. Diario 1 de enero de 1788 contiene muesca de media pagina. Polilla leve en algunas paginas afectando en 15 Diarios (fotos). El Diario de Madrid fue un periódico fundado el 1 de febrero de 1758, considerado el primer diario publicado en España. Conocido inicialmente como el Diario noticioso, curioso, erudito y comercial, político y económico, tras cambiar su título por el de Diario de Madrid en 1788, continuó publicándose hasta mayo de 1808, cuando toma el control sobre la publicación el gobierno de José Bonaparte hasta el 17 de junio y del día 18 de junio hasta el 7 de agosto fue sustituido por la Gaceta de Madrid. El día 8 de agosto se vuelve a publicar durante unos años más, hasta su cierre definitivo, el 31 de diciembre de 1814. Buen estado salvo la polilla. Raríssima Obra ya que tan antiguos no se ven. Ref 20 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Victorii Pici phil. et medic. doctoris taurinensis ampliss. medicorum collegii candidati Melethemata inauguralia

      Ioannes Michael Briolus, Augustae Taurinorum 1788 In 8°, legat. coeva p. pelle, filetti e fregi in oro e titoli su tassello al dorso, guardie marmorizz., tagli rossi, pp.283+32, 2 grandi tavole ripiegate colorate a mano, incise da Stagnon (vedi foto, altre immagini su richiesta); leggera patina del tempo in copertina, piatto inferiore leggermente imbarcato ma volume in eccellenti condizioni, senza bruniture o tracce d'uso. Bell'autografo stilizzato all'occhiello. Al fondo vi è un saggio dal titolo ''Iosephii Antonii Dardana in agaricum campestrem veneno in patriam infamem acta ad amicissimum et amantissimum Victorium Picum'', di pp.32 - In riconoscimento ai meriti di Vittorio Pico per i suoi studi sul tartufo bianco, ne venne data la denominazione scientifica Tuber magnatum Pico per onorarne la memoria. Molto raro - -

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        Enchiridion .

      Halle (Saale) Hemmerede et Schwetschke 1788 - [Cook: Zweite Südseereise]. Forster, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798). "Enchiridion historiae naturali inserviens, quo termini et delineationes ad Avium, Piscium, Insectorum et Plantarum adumbrationes intelligendas et concinnandas, secundum methodum systematis Linnaeani continentur". Halle (Saale): Hemmerede et Schwetschke, 1788. EA. 8vo. (16), 224 S. OPp. Einb. a. d. Z. mit Rck.-Titelschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ruine einer antiken römischen Villa.

      . Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Pauspapier. 15,7:31,6 cm. Provenienz: Friedrich August II., König von Sachsen, Lugt 971. Zeichnungen auf Pauspapier fertigte Reinhold in der Regel als notwendiges Arbeitsmaterial für die Ausführung von Gemälden an. Diese vor der Natur entstandenen Studien verkaufte er in einzelnen Fällen schweren Herzens, aber aus Geldnöten gezwungen. Bei dem Motiv handelt es sich möglicherweise um die Ruinen der Villa die Quintili, heute von den Römern auch Roma Vecchia genannt, gelegen an der Via Appia Antica. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog: Heinrich Reinhold (1788-1825). Italienische Landschaften. Gera, 1988, Nr. 44, Abb. S. 130 (obwohl die Größenangabe ein klein wenig abweicht, sind diese und unsere Zeichnung vermutlich identisch); Ausst. Katalog: Von Dillis bis Piloty. München, 1979/80. S. 74.. Ersten Unterricht erhielt Reinhold an der Dresdener Akademie. 1807 übersiedelte er zu seinem Bruder und Förderer Friedrich Philipp Reinhold (1779-1848) nach Wien, wo er bis 1809 die Akademie besuchte. Ein Aufenthalt in Paris folgte von 1809-1814, danach wohnte er wieder in Wien. Hier begegnete ihm J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und er verkehrte im Kreise von Fr. Olivier (1791-1859). Nach einer Reise mit E. Welker (1788-1857) und J.Chr. Erhard (1795-1822) zum Schneeberg bei Wien unternahm er mit seinem Bruder Friedrich Philipp und den bereits oben erwähnten Malerfreunden im gleichen Jahr eine längere Studienreise nach Salzburg und in das Berchtesgadener Land. 1819 ging er mit Erhard nach Rom und verbrachte in den Jahren 1821, 1822 und 1824 die Sommermonate in Olevano. 1824 lernte er in Rom K.F. Schinkel (1781-1841) kennen, der Landschaftsstudien von ihm erwarb. Reinhold war vor allem Landschaftszeichner, malte aber seit 1816 auch in Öl. Er pflegte engen Kontakt zu J.J. Faber (1778-1846) J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872), C.W. Götzloff (1799-1866), A.L. Richter (1803-1884), J.H. Schilbach (1798-1851) u. a.

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        Trattato di Anatomia, Fisiologia, e Zootomia di Lorenzo Nannoni Chirurgo della Reale Gran-Ducale Corte di Toscana. Pubblico Dimostratore d'Operzioni Chirurgiche, e d'Osterecia nel Regio Spedale degl'Inocenti, Maestro-Chirurgo nel Regio Arcispedale di Santa Maria Nuova, e nello spedale di S. giovanni di Dio, Professore d'Anatomia, Socio dell'Academia di Chirurgia di Parigi, della Fiorentina, dell'Etrusca di Cortona, della Società Georgica di Montecchio ec. ec.

      Siena 1788 - Tomo Primo [Tomo Secondo, Tomo Terzo]. In Siena 1788 [1789, 1791, alles !]. Nella Stampria di Luigi, e Benedetto Bindi. Con Licenza dei Superiori. XII; 246 Seiten; VIII; 300 Seiten; VIII; 356 Seiten; 2 mehrfach gefaltete anatomische Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Lackpapier-Rückenschild. (25,6 x 20,1 cm) 4°. Lorenzo Nannoni (1749 - 1812 )- "pioniere delle cellule staminali". Handbuch zur vergleichenden Anatomie des berühmten Chirurgen aus Florenz Blake 319. Hirsch IV, 335. Vollständig mit allen drei Teilen recht selten, das Exemplar der BSB wurde digitalisiert. "Nannóni, Lorenzo. - Chirurgo (Firenze 1749 - ivi 1812), figlio di Angelo; prof. di anatomia e fisiologia in Firenze. Opere: Trattato di chirurgia teorico-pratica (1785; 2a edizione, col titolo Trattato delle materie chirurgiche e delle operazioni loro rispettive, 1794); Trattato di anatomia e fisiologia (1788)." ex: Treccani. [ i t ] - Enciclopedie on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, 15 marzo 2011. "Lorenzo Nannoni (Firenze, 1749 - 1812) è stato un chirurgo italiano, figlio di Angelo Nannoni e padre di Giuseppe Nannoni. Tenuto in grande considerazione dal Granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo, fu direttore dell'Ospedale degli Innocenti di Firenze. Oltre che nella chirurgia ottenne notevoli successi anche nell'insegnamento. Come il padre, scrisse molti trattati medici." ex: wikipedia.it "Nannoni was the son of the famous surgeon Angelo Nannoni, and a renowned surgeon in his own right." * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. * 3001 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MISAL, MISSALE SACRI ORDINIS PREADICATORUM, BALTASAR DE QUIÑONES 1788

      Ex Tipographia Puccinelliana Roma. 1788. Piel, nervios, ruedas y dorados. 37X24. 13h+XXXVIII+1h+512Pág+CXXXV+11Pág+7h++3Pág+8Pág+3h. Espectacular Misal de Baltasar de Quiñones con 13 preciosos grabados a toda pagina eclesiasticos ademas de varios entre texto y multitud de grabados musicales a la madera de gran belleza. Una autentica obra de arte. Ref 7.1 Biblioteca A.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        MISAL, MISSALE SACRI ORDINIS PREADICATORUM, BALTASAR DE QUIÑONES 1788

      Ex Tipographia Puccinelliana Roma. 1788. Piel, nervios, ruedas y dorados. 37X24. 13h+XXXVIII+1h+512Pág+CXXXV+11Pág+7h++3Pág+8Pág+3h. Espectacular Misal de Baltasar de Quiñones con 13 preciosos grabados a toda pagina eclesiasticos ademas de varios entre texto y multitud de grabados musicales a la madera de gran belleza. Una autentica obra de arte. Ref 7.1 Biblioteca A.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Gesamtansicht mit Blick nach Barmen u. Elberfeld; i.Vgr. Schlagbaum an der Grenze zwischen der Grafschaft Mark u. dem Herzogtum Berg ('Aussicht von der Schwelmer Graenze ins Bergische Sr. Königlichen Maiestaet von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm II. Bey der Allerhoechst dero Anwesenheit in der Graffschaft Marck, allerunterthaenigst ueberreicht am 7 Iunius 1788').

      - Aquatinta v. I.G. Prestel n. Friedrich Christoph Müller, dat. 1788, 29 x 45 (Westfalia Picta, Band II, WP 80/1/018) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Bibliotheca Hispana nova sive Hispanorum scriptorum qui ab anno MD. ad MDCLXXXIV, floruere notitia [junto a:] Bibliotheca Hispana vetus, sive Hispani scriptores qui ab Octaviani Augusti aevo ad annum Christi MD. floruerunt. .

      1783-1788. . - Imprenta de Ibarra/Viuda de Ibarra. Madrid. . 4 Vol. . . Folio. Media Piel con Puntas. Bibliografía / Bibliofilia (Bibliografía - Catálogos), Historia de España (General), Literatura Hispánica (General) . Paginación: Vol.I-I: Port.+Ant.+XXIII+830 pp. Vol.I-II: Port.+670 pp. Vol.II-I: Port.+Ant.+XXVII+556 pp. Vol.II-II: XXII+467 pp. Segunda edición de estas dos importantísimas obras del erudito sevillano Nicolás Antonio, con las que sienta las primeras bases de la bibliografía española. Se trata de dos completos repertorios de todos los autores que escribieron en España hasta su época, la Vetus desde la antigüedad hasta 1500 y la Nova desde 1500 hasta 1700, que contienen información bibliográfica y crítica sobre las obras reseñadas. Considerado como uno de los antecedentes de la Ilustración en España, su obra fue reeditada bajo el impulso de la Biblioteca Real, gracias al político y jurista Francisco Pérez Bayer, uno de los hombres más influyentes en la Corte madrileña a finales del s. XVIII. Este ejemplar pertenece a dicha reedición, impresa en los talleres de Ibarra. Buen estado. .

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        Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses

      [Paris?]: [no publisher],, 1788. [bound after 2 other works:] Le conciliateur ou lettres d'un ecclesiastique à un Magistrat sur les affaires présentes. No place: no publisher, 1788. Lettres sur les Grains. Ecrites a M. l'abbe Terray, contrôleur général, par M. Turgot, intendant de Limoges. No place: no publisher, [1770-71?]. 3 works, octavo (191 × 119 mm). Contemporary French sheep-backed marbled boards, decorative gilt spine, red morocco label, red speckled edges. Single wormhole through top panel of spine, Reflexions bound without the half-title. A superb volume containing of some of Turgot's rarest works. The Conciliateur, written with Loménie de Brienne, deals with the problem of religious toleration, here present in second edition, first published in "Rome" in 1754. The Réflexions, first serialised in the Ephémérides du Citoyen, is a milestone in the history of economic thought, which exerted a major influence on Adam Smith. Written in 1766, it first appeared in 1769?-70 in the Ephémérides du citoyen, and is here present in its first book edition. "The Réflexions is a remarkable book, containing not only the skeleton of the structure of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, particularly the concept of the division of labor, the distinction between the market and the natural equilibrium price of commodities, and the stress on the volume of real savings as the prime determinant of an economy's rate of growth, but going beyond Adam Smith in the analysis of the relation between profit and interest and the clear statement of the law of diminishing returns in agriculture" (Blaug, Great economists before Keynes, pp. 254-255). "Two young Chinamen, who had been brought to France and educated by Jesuits, were sent back to Canton with a royal annuity, to maintain a correspondence upon the state of literature and science in China" (Palgrave III, 592). Turgot wrote this treatise for them, his most considerable work in economic speculation. The work is divided into 100 sections in which he traces the existence of commerce to (i) the unequal distribution of land, (ii) the diversity of the soil in fitness for production, (iii) the multiplicity of human needs, and (iv) the advantages of the division of labour, which he illustrates by examples. Turgot's conclusions, 'C'est toujours la terre qui est la première et l'unique source de toute richesse … Il n'y a de revenu que le produit net des terres', are in harmony with those of the Physiocrats; it was only his repugnance to all 'sects' that kept him aloof from the inner circle of the school. The Lettres sur les Grains reprints Turgot's correspondence with the Abbé Terray on the subject of the corn trade. In 1770-1771 Turgot found his generality menaced by famine. Rigorously enforcing the unfettered movement of corn within the district, he trusted with confidence to an influx of corn and to its commercial distribution where it was most required, as evidenced by the height of prices. At this period, he addressed to Abbé Terray, then controller-general, seven letters on the corn trade, of which three are lost. In these letters he examined the ill effects of legal restrictions upon the free circulation of corn throughout the country, and strenuously pleaded for free trade.

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        MANNHEIM. "View of Part of the City of Manheim". Gesamtansicht vom Rhein aus mit Sternwarte, Jesuitenkirche und einem Flügel des Schlosses.

      - Schabkunstblatt von W. Ellis nach J. Gardner, London, 1788, 35,5 x 46 cm. Schefold 30145. - Sehr seltene Ansicht. - Mit ca. 3 ca. Rand, gering gebräunt. Kräftiger Abzug.

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        Critik der practischen Vernunft (Critique of Practical Reason)

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1788. First edition. Very Good +/none. First Edition of Kants Second Critique Dealing with Practical ReasonKANT, Immanuel. Critik der practischen Vernunft (Critique of Practical Reason), Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1788. TP + [3]-292, small Octavo. First Edition (Warda 112).The second major Critik, in which Kant undertakes a more elaborate survey of moral concepts and assumptions than in his Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten of 1785."The Critique of Practical Reason aims at the coordination of human intellect and conscience, stressing that moral action may be accompanied by pleasure, but should on no account be determined by it. Moral conduct should be guided only by criterion of duty, which Kant considered the sole foundation of human freedom, this concept resting upon the submission of the individual will to the sublime moral law" (Garden Ltd., #162).CONDITION: Contemporary 3 4-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards. Corners bumped and the cover has occasional spots. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free end paper. Light foxing throughout as is common. Scattered pencil marginalia. Overall, a very good contemporary copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary 3 4-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards. Corners bumped and the cover has occasional spots. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free end paper. Light foxing throughout as is common. Scattered pencil marginalia. Overall, a very good contemporary copy.

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        The carpenters companion, for Chinese railing and gates, containing thirty-three new designs . being a work of universal use to carpenters, joiners, etc. and intended to furnish the nobility and gentry with variety of choice. A new edition

      I. Taylor, London 1788 - (9 x 5 1/2 inches). 16 engraved plates. 8pp. publisher's ads in the rear. Publisher's blue paper wrappers Rare illustrated work on Chinoiserie inspired railings and gates. The 16 plates are engraved by Morris (12) and Crunden (4). This is a particularly early work for Crunden, who would later publish his own book titled Convenient and Ornamental Architecture ; little is known of Morris, who is simply described on the title as a carpenter. The work was originally published by Henry Webly in 1765, with the present edition published by I. Taylor who succeeded him. The publisher's ads in the rear include an announcement of the forthcoming publication of the Iron Workers Guide, thus supplying the circa 1788 date. A seldom-encountered pattern book. Ward-Jackson p. 47; Park 9. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        1) Sur le Compte rendu au Roi en 1781. Nouveaux eclaircissemens par M. Necker. Ensemble avec:2) Reponse de M. de Calonne a l'ecrit de M. Necker, Publie en Avril 1787; contenant l'examen des comptes de la situation des finances Rendus en 1774, 1776, 1781, 1783, et 1787: Avec des observations sur les resultats de l'assemblee des notables.

      1) A Lyon, Chez G. Regnault, rue Merciere. / 2) Londres, De l'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, Snowhill, 1788, Janvier 1788,. gr. in-8vo, 1) VIII + 455 p. (+ 1 errata), non rogne / 2) VIII + 196 p., non rogne. brochure originale, couvert d'un jolie papier dominote rose, piece de titre en papier, avec texte ms. 'contre Calonne' au dos / 2) egalement broche avec papier dominote.. 1) Edition rare, publiee la meme annee que l'originale de Paris (Hotel de Thou, in-4° carre, 284 p), d'un celebre ouvrage de Jacques Necker, banquier genevois et ministre des finances de Louis XVI. Directeur general des Finances et Ministre d'Etat (1776-1781), Necker avait publie en 1781 un celebre "Compte-rendu presente au Roi" qui avait ete traduit en plusieurs langues et qui avait souleve de vives critiques. Successeur malheureux du banquier genevois, le dispendieux Calonne, qui s'etait permis de vives critiques a l'encontre de Necker, est a son tour attaque dans cet ouvrage qui contient notamment: Examen du plan d'attaque de M. de Calonne / Discussion du Tableau comparatif de M. de Calonne / Rapprochement du Compte-rendu (de 1781) avec le dernier compte publie par le Gouvernement / Observations sur le Compte general des Finances / Sur l'etat dans lequel j'ai laisse le Tresor royal a l'epoque de ma retraite / Sur la somme des emprunts depuis 1776. Ce texte paru pour la premiere fois en 1781, recut le nom de "Conte bleu", parce qu'il presentait sous un jour favorable les finances du royaume. Il fit beaucoup de bruit a l'epoque.2) Premiere edition, Rare.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Querard VI/392; Kress B-1452 / Querard II, 26; Kress B 1375; 1376.

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        Die Neue Kirche in Neuchâtel in der Schweiz.

      - Pinsel in Braun, braun und etwas blau laviert, über Bleistift, auf Zeichenkarton, links unten signiert &#132;J. Zimmerman.". 37:28,8 cm, auf Untersatz montiert. Mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Zimmermanns fein ausgeführtes Aquarell besticht durch eine sachlich-zurückhaltende Atmosphäre. Ersten Unterricht erhielt der Münchner Historien- und Landschaftsmaler von seinem Vater C. von Zimmermann (1788-1969). Anschließend ging er zum Weiterstudium nach Rom. Seit 1854 war er in Ausstellungen vertreten. Von Zimmermann, der als Spätnazarener angesehen werden kann, sind vor allem seine für die Wittelsbacher Ahnegalerie in Schloß Schleißheim geschaffenen 16 Idealbildnisse bekannt.

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        HI NO YOJIN HANA MOMIJI MIYAKO BANASHI: STORIES ON PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE IN KYOTO. [Actually Documents a Huge Conflagration in Kyoto 1780's]

      LATE 18TH CENTURY WOODBLOCK BOOK ABOUT KYOTO CONFLAGRATIONS Edo 1788 - Suharaya. Brown stitchd wrs., very good, 3 vol.set16 x 22.5 cm., covers/title slips rubbed, some marginal oldworming, text/illustrations unaffected, woodblock printed &illustrated on hand-made Washi paper. FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Corso di studio per l'istruzione del Principe di Parma oggi S. A. R. l'Infante D. Ferdinando Duca di Parma, Piacenza, Guastalla - In questa prima ed. napolitana trasportato in volgar favella e adattato ad uso della gioventù italiana.

      13 voll. in 16°, 18x12 cm, tomo II: (1788)Trattato dell'arte di scrivere, pp. 366; tomo III: (1788) Continuazione dell'arte di ragionare, pp. 320; tomo IV: (1788) Continuazione dell'arte di pensare, pp. 270; tomo V: Introduzione allo studio della storia, pp. 302 + 2 (indice), testat. e bel capolettera, lievi tarlature; tomo VI: Storia antica (e segg.), pp. 358; tomo VII, pp. 364; tomo VIII: pp. 256; tomo IX: pp. 334, testat., capolettera; tomo X: pp. 384; tomo XI: Introduzione allo studio della storia, pp. 406, belle testat.; tomo XIII: (1788) Storia moderna (e segg.), pp. 420; tomo XV: (1788), pp. 380, ; tomo XVI e ultimo (1788), pp. 428. Leg. in mezza pelle marrone coeva con angoli, tit. su tassello rosso al ds. Ottime condizioni, a parte qualche lieve mancanza ai dss. -

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        L'Iliade. L'Odyssée. Avec des Remarques ; Précédée de Réflexions sur Homère et sur la traduction des Poëtes par M. Bitaubé

      - 1788. Douze volumes in - 12 (131 x 81 mm), maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin rouge, filets entourant les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie rose, tanches dorées (reliure d'époque). Orné des portraits de Homère et Bitaubé, ce dernier d'après Cochin, gravés par Saint - Aubin, et de deux planches dépliantes représentant le Bouclier d'Achille. Bel exemplaire. (quelques petits défauts, coins un peu usés, rousseurs). / / 1787 - 1788. Twelve 12o volumes (131 x 81 mm), green morocco, smooth spine tooled, red morocco labels, fillets border on covers, fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, pink silk linings and end - papers, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with the portraits of Homère and Bitaubé engraved by Saint - Aubin (the portait of Bitaubé is engraved after Cochin), and with two folding plates depicting the "Bouclier d'Achille". Nice copy. (some little defects, corners a bit used, brownings).

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        Servius Tullius".

      - Kupferstich in Punktiermanier, 1788, von D. Berger (1744-1824), auf festem Velin. 38,3:42,2 cm. Guter Abdruck, auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, gering fleckig. Literatur: Huber 20 ; Nagler I, S. 427; Le Blanc 26; Boerner 1979, 73. Illustration zu: Titus Livius: A urbe condita. Angelika Kauffmann war eine der berühmtesten Malerinnen ihrer Zeit. Bereits als 11jährige galt sie als Wunderkind. Als Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers J.J. Kauffmann (1702-1782), der ihr erster Lehrer war, wurde Kauffmanns zeichnerisches und musikalisches Talent schon im Kindesalter erkannt und gefördert. Die beiden ersten Italienaufenthalte in den Jahren 1754-1757 und 1758-1766 brachten entscheidende künstlerische Impulse sowie die Verbindung zu zahlreichen potenziellen Auftraggebern. 1766 ließ sie sich in England nieder, wo sie zahlreiche Porträtaufträge von Hof und Adel erhielt. Nach der Heirat mit dem Maler A. Zucchi (1726-1795) siedelte sie 1782 nach Rom über, wo sie ebenfalls bald zu einer der gefeiertsten Künstlerinnen ihrer Zeit avancierte. Auch für die deutschen Romreisenden war ihr Atelier eine wichtiger Treffpunkt, insbesondere für den Weimarer Kreis um Goethe, Herder, die sie beide porträtierte, und Herzogin Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar. Neben ihrer Porträttätigkeit betrieb Angelika Kauffmann ebenso erfolgreich die Historienmalerei. So führte sie Aufträge u.a. für Kaiser Joseph II. und für das russische Herrscherhaus aus. Bereits 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Bologna und 1765 ordentliches Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca zu Rom. Zudem beteiligte sie sich 1768 an der Gründung der Royal Academy; gemeinsam mit Mary Moser (1744-1819), einer der berühmtesten Malerinnen Englands, gehörte sie zu deren einzigen weiblichen Mitgliedern.

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        DICCIONARIO DOS TERMOS TECHNICOS DE HISTORIA NATURAL EXTRAHIDOS DAS OBRAS DE LINNEO, COM A SUA EXPLICAÇAO E ESTAMPAS ABERTAS EM COBRE . ENCUADERNADO JUNTO CON, FLORAE LUSITANICAE ET BRASILENSIS SPECIMEN ET EPISTOLAE AB ERUDITIS VIRIS CAROLO A LINNÉ ANTONIO DE HAEN AD DOMINICUM VANDELLI SCRIPTAE

      Coimbra 1788 - Materia: Libro antiguo Portugués del siglo XVIII sobre historia natural y botánica con grabados en plancha de cobre. Dos obras encuadernadas en un volumen. Publicación: Coimbra, na Real Officina da Universidade, 1788. Conimbricae, Ex Typographia Academico Regia, 1788. Primera edición. Descripción física: 2 obras encuadernadas en un tomo. Octavo mayor (20 cm.) Diccionario de historia natural: Frontis, portada, VI páginas, 301 páginas, 3 páginas, XXXVI páginas, 69 páginas que pertenecen a la segunda obra Florae lusitanicae et brasilensis specimen,21 láminas de animales, plantas, insectos etc. Florae lusitanicae et brasilensis specimen: Portada, paginas de la 73 a la 96, 5 láminas plegadas. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios, tejuelo y dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Muy buen estado papel muy limpio con buenos márgenes. Revisado compoleto. Domenico Agostino Vandelli:Fue un naturalista italiano ( 8 de julio 1735, Padua - 27 de junio 1816, Lisboa).Realiza sus estudios en la Universidad de Padua y obtiene su doctorado de medicina con la tesis Dissertationes tres: de Aponi thermis, de nonnullis insectis terrestribus et zoophytis marinis, et de vermium terrae reproductione atque taenia canis. Le envía, en 1761, a Carlos Linneo (1707-1778) una correspondencia sobre los invertebrados Holothuroidea. Posteriormente en 1767 le dedica el género Vandellia de la familia de las Scrophulariaceae.En 1765, enseña química e historia natural en la Universidad de Coímbra donde funda un jardín botánico.En 1788 publica el Diccionario dos termos technicos de historia natural extrahidos das obras de Linnéo, com a suo explicaçaõ así como una Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimen (Coimbra). Toda su obra está bajo la autoridad de Linneo. ESS1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres, traduites du grec par J.-N. Belin de Ballu, avec des notes et des remarques.

      J.-F. Bastien. Paris. 1788-89. - 6 vol. in-8, reliés plein veau, et environ 3130pp. et un frontispice, manque la coiffe sup. du vol. 4, sinon tbe.

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        Weiblicher Akt, liegend, mit erhobenen, gestreckten Armen.

      - Schwarze Kreide, auf blaugrauem Bütten, mit angeschnittenem Wasserzeichen, rechts unten signiert &#132;Hypt Lazerges". 22,9:30 cm. Verso: Weibliche Figur mit antikisiertem Kopf (angeschnitten). Schwarze und weiße Kreide. Insgesamt etwas fleckig, verso in den Ecken Reste alter Verklebung. Als Sohn eines Bäckers konnte Lazerges sich erst im Alter von 20 Jahren gegen die Wünsche seinen Vaters durchsetzten und ging nach Paris. Dort wurde er Schüler von D. d Angers (1788-1856) und F. Bouchot (1800-1842). Zunächst schuf Lazerges Porträts, religiöse und allegorische Darstellungen, seit 1876 kamen Schilderungen aus dem Orient hinzu - Lazerges besuchte mehrfach und auch für längere Aufenthalte Algerien. Daneben war er auch als Freskomaler tätig sowie als Musiker, Komponist und Schriftsteller.

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        "Der Mufti befeuchtet bey Eröfnung des Feldzuges die Kanonen mit Rosenwasser". Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus der Werkstatt des Hieronymus Löschenkohl.

      (Wien, Hieronymus Löschenkohl, 1788).. Ca. 31 cm x 36 cm.. Interessantes ironisches Blatt aus dem Beginn des Russisch-Österreichischen Türkenkrieges von 1787 - 1792, wie alle Blätter von Löschenkohl selten. - Sommer S. 143 f.( Abb. auf S. 146): "Unter den zahlreichen Stichen, in denen sich der Künstler mit dem letzten Türkenkrieg auseinandersetzt, fällt besonders einer auf, der den Titel 'Der Mufti befeuchtet bey Eröfnung des Feldzuges die Kanonen mit Rosenwasser' trägt. Dass bei den Osmanen je eine derartige Sitte gebräuchlich war, ist nicht bekannt. Die Darstellung kann entweder als eine fantasievolle Parallelisierung zwischen dem christlichen Brauch der Waffensegnung und einem fiktiven Gegenstück im Islam gesehen werden, oder der Künstler will darauf hinweisen, dass dieser Brauch im aufgeklärten Zeitalter nicht mehr jene Bedeutung hat, die ihm die unaufgeklärten 'Türken' immer noch zuschreiben. Dem Rosenwasser wird jedenfalls in islamischen Gemeinschaften reinigende Wirkung zugeschrieben. In diesem Sinne könnte der Künstler auf einen damals vielleicht gängigen, heute nur noch wenig bekannten Abschiedsgruß anspielen: 'Pfüat di Gott mit Rosenwasser', der in ironischer Brechung die Wirkungslosigkeit der 'türkischen' Kanonen bzw. die 'Verabschiedung' der Osmanen symbolisiert. Die fantastischen Kopfbedeckungen der dargestellten islamischen Würdenträger jedenfalls deuten ebenso auf die ironische Absicht Löschenkohls hin wie der kleine Halbmond, den er dem Aspergil aufsetzt, mit dem der Mufti das Rosenwasser verteilt". - Fleckig und gebräunt. Kleinere hinterlegte Papierdurchbrüche bzw. Löcher (ohne Bildverlust).

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        The temporal government of the Pope's State

      A comprehensive, damning, and seemingly reasonably objective survey of the civil administration and political economy of the Vatican State during the papacy of Pius VI (1775-1799). The book was dedicated by the author to Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, eccentric absentee Bishop of Derry, and serial visitor to Italy (see, e.g. Ingamells p.126 et seq.]. The thirty chapters examine the inner workings of an influential but generally unpopular Papacy. Subjects examined, and objectively commented upon, include Papal finance, departments of state and the relevant officers and officials, including ministers, the governor of Rome, the Pope's auditor, the Cardinal Vicar, Rota, treasurer, the Sagra Consulta, the President of the public streets, the prefect of the Archives, the President of the Mint, of the Quays and of the Prisons, the Majordomo of the Pontifical Palace, of the Congregation del Buon Governo, &c. &c. There are other chapters on agriculture and "bad air", manufactures, commerce, justice, and even nepotism.The name of Pope Pius VI is associated with many and often unpopular attempts to revive the splendour of Pope Leo X in the promotion of art and public works. He is best remembered in connection with the establishment of the Vatican Museum, and with an impractical and expensive attempt to drain the Pontine marshes, He has been accused of having led a futile and immoral life, of having neglected his duties and of having been bad tempered and even brutal with his attendants.Denham concludes his survey by observing that "the peculiar infelicity of the papal government, so manifestly demonstrated in this work, will naturally prompt a curious enquirer to search for some principle in human nature to account for it". And he concludes with damning clarity. "However they may be supposed to promote the good of souls, their want of a proper relation, and their own particular insulated situation, never to be altered, depriving them of sympathy, must generally produce an insensibility to the misery of others. Whether this be a proper solution of the phenomenon or not, philosophers will judge. Facts evince, that priests so circumstanced, are by no means qualified to govern in temporal matters".8vo., xii + 268pp., wanting front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine simply gilt and labelled. A very good copy., [1788]. First edition: scarce.. A comprehensive, damning, and seemingly reasonably objective survey of the civil administration and political economy of the Vatican State during the papacy of Pius VI (1775-1799). The book was dedicated by the author to Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, eccentric absentee Bishop of Derry, and serial visitor to Italy (see, e.g. Ingamells p.126 et seq.]. The thirty chapters examine the inner workings of an influential but generally unpopular Papacy. Subjects examined, and objectively commented upon, include Papal finance, departments of state and the relevant officers and officials, including ministers, the governor of Rome, the Pope's auditor, the Cardinal Vicar, Rota, treasurer, the Sagra Consulta, the President of the public streets, the prefect of the Archives, the President of the Mint, of the Quays and of the Prisons, the Majordomo of the Pontifical Palace, of the Congregation del Buon Governo, &c. &c. There are other chapters on agriculture and "bad air", manufactures, commerce, justice, and even nepotism.The name of Pope Pius VI is associated with many and often unpopular attempts to revive the splendour of Pope Leo X in the promotion of art and public works. He is best remembered in connection with the establishment of the Vatican Museum, and with an impractical and expensive attempt to drain the Pontine marshes, He has been accused of having led a futile and immoral life, of having neglected his duties and of having been bad tempered and even brutal with his attendants.Denham concludes his survey by observing that "the peculiar infelicity of the papal government, so manifestly demonstrated in this work, will naturally prompt a curious enquirer to search for some principle in human nature to account for it". And he concludes with damning clarity. "However they may be supposed to promote the good of souls, their want of a proper relation, and their own particular insulated situation, never to be altered, depriving them of sympathy, must generally produce an insensibility to the misery of others. Whether this be a proper solution of the phenomenon or not, philosophers will judge. Facts evince, that priests so circumstanced, are by no means qualified to govern in temporal matters". 8vo., xii + 268pp., wanting front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine simply gilt and labelled. A very good copy.

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        Histoire de la décadence et de la chûte de l'empire romain Traduite de l'Anglois

      Paris Moutard: then Moutard et Letellier: then Maradan 1788 - 1788-1795. 18 vols, nice set in contemp. tree-calf, triple gilt fillet, flat spine gilt, twin labels, sl wear, minor cracks in joints The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88). PMM 222. Vols I-III are in the translation by Leclerc de Septchênes, who had been tutor to the Dauphin (became king as Louis XVI in 1774). The first ébauche of his translation appeared as a 12mo volume in 1776, reputedly translated with the assistance of his royal pupil. He sent a copy to Gibbon, who replied with great praise and enthusiasm (Dec.1776; Letters II, 131) and offered, if he were sent the proofs, to make observations on the continuation; he also wonders if his chapters 15-16 [on Christianity] could be published in France. De Septchênes did continue, publishing 3 vols 8vo in 1776, of which this set contains the second edition. Given Gibbon's involvement, this is plainly a significant text. Vol.III ends with chaps. 15-16, prefaced with the words: "Le Traducteur n'a pas entendu, dans les Chapitres suivans, adopter tous les principes de l'Auteur, qui est Protestant." The other vols, translated by A.S.M.Cantwell (IV-XI), unattributed (XII), D.M.[Demeunier?] revised by A.M.H.Boulard, are the first editions in French. Norton 81; Miss Norton gives a detailed history of the translation at p.119 ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        til liden Hielp for Tronhiems Huusarme. Første årgang. Følgende nr. er med her : 1, 7-11, 16-18, 36, 38 - til sammen elleve nr.

      1788. U. st. (Trondhjem). 8vo. Liggende i materie i et stivt omslag. Hvert nr. på åtte sider.. Proveniens : Jonas Skougaard.Vedlagt to kvitteringer signert H. Tonning for betalt "abonnement".Den første artikkelen handler om kaffe ! Sjelden

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        Landschaft am Königssee mit Blick auf den Watzmann, im Vordergrund Bauern bei der Rast.

      - Bleistift und weiße Kreide, auf grauem Papier, rechts unten bezeichnet &#132;am Königsee bei Berchtesgaden". 26,5:22,6 cm. Elise Crola, Tochter eines Bankiers, wuchs in einem künstlerisch-musisch orientierten Elternhaus auf. Hier verkehrten neben Wissenschaftlern auch Maler und Bildhauer wie W. von Schadow (1788-1862), Chr.D. Rauch (1777-1857), C.J. Begas (1794-1854), C.W. Wach (1787-1845) und ihr Vetter E.J.F. Bendemann (1811-1889), der spätere Direktor der Dresdner Gemäldegalerie. Ihre Eltern förderten die künstlerische Begabung ihrer Tochter &#150; auch Schadow, der sie in jungen Jahre porträtiert hatte (&#132;Die Poesie"), empfahl ihren Eltern, das Talent ihrer Tochter zu fördern. So erhielt sie früh Zeichenunterricht durch den Porträt- und Miniaturmaler J.F. Zimmermann (tätig 1796-1838). Im Alter von 18 Jahren heiratete sie den vierzehn Jahre älteren Baron K.H.L. von Weiher; die kinderlose Ehe wurde 1836 auf Drängen ihrer Familie und gegen ihren Willen geschieden. Kurz darauf lernte sie in Berlin den Maler Georg Heinrich Crola (1804-1879) kennen, sie trafen sich wieder in Ilsenburg, wo sie sich bevorzugt aufhielt, und heirateten 1840. Gemeinsam entschied man, in Ilsenburg sesshaft zu werden und erwarb schließlich 1847 ein großes Haus. Obwohl sie fünf Kinder gebar, unternahm sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann nicht nur zahlreiche Fahrten nach Berlin, Dresden und auf die Insel Rügen, sondern auch nach Dänemark, Schweden und in die Alpen. Zudem führten sie in Ilsenburg ein reges gesellschaftliches Leben. Zu ihren Künstlerfreunden zählten u.a. P. von Cornelius (1783-1867), L. Richter (1803-1884) und W. von Kügelgen (1802-1867). Elise zeigte zudem ein ausgeprägtes soziales Engagement und wurde zur Wohltäterin der Alten und Armen. Nicht näher zu spezifizierende Beschwerden zwangen sie jedoch zu Reisen, z.B. eine vermutlich anderthalbjährigere Reise gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann 1854 in die Schweiz. Auch zwei längere Aufenthalte in Italien zwecks Erholung sind zu belegen. Ihr künstlerisches Schaffen, sie arbeitete meist mit dem Bleistift, selten in Aquarell, wird von figürlichen Themen, Porträts, Tierdarstellungen, Veduten und Landschaften bestimmt. Daneben betätigte sie sich bildhauerisch (Porträts). Später bemalte sie auch Porzellane und Gebrauchsgegenstände. Im Hüttenmuseum Ilsenburg wurde Ende der 1990er Jahre eine Crola-Stube eingerichtet.

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        Aventuras de Gil blas de Santillana, robadas á España, y adoptadas en Francia por Monsieur Le Sage, restituidas á su patria y á su lengua nativa por un Español zeloso, que no sufre se burlen de su nación.

      En Madrid, en la imprenta de Manuel Gonzalez, 1787-1788. - 4 tomes en 3 volumes in-8. 16ff. 335pp. 1f. + 2ff. 283pp. + 2ff. 288pp. + 2ff. 328pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin cerise (reliure de l'époque, accroc avec manque au bas du second volume). Première Edition Espagnole de ce célèbre roman picaresque "à la française" composé sur une période de 20 ans (1715-1735) et considéré comme l'un des chefs d'&#156;uvre de Lesage. Cette traduction, parfois accusée de ne pas être assez fidèle au texte original, constitue en elle-même un intéressant tour de force littéraire. "Le Père José Francisco de Isla y Royo (1702-1781), prenant l'ouvrage pour la traduction d'un livre original espagnol perdu, l'a traduit dans sa langue (.). De Isla, qui utilise l'anagramme de Joaquín Federigo Issalp, a traduit le chef d'&#156;uvre français avec un sens admirable de la langue et de la couleur, ce qui rendit plausible le plagiat de Lesage. La thèse du plagiat trouva, en Espagne, de nombreux défenseurs. C'est ainsi que Llorent, sans aucune preuve d'ailleurs, attribue le roman à Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra, l'auteur de l'Histoire de la Conquête du Mexique" (Laffont Bompiani). Bon exemplaire, malgré un petit manque au bas du dos du second volume; le troisième volume contient un cinquième tome provenant de l'édition donnée en 1791 par Benito Monfort à Valence. Palau, 136298: "Verdadera primera edición". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings Executed in the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire et caetera

      London: Messrs. Taylor, 1788. First edition of SoaneÕs second book. With 47 engraved plates. [viii], 11, [1], [32] pp. Folio. Bound in modern half crushed tan morocco, with elaborately gilt spine, some occassional light spotting, still a very handsome copy. SoaneÕs Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings with 47 Plates Soane (1753-1837) was an architect working in the neo-Classical style who is best-known today for his work on the Bank of England. He developed an idiosyncratic, poetic, and pared-down style ?' subsequently dubbed protomodernist ?' that has remained influential into the 20th century. ?'Plans?" is his second book and features 47 plates with designs for 18 buildings.

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         La Chasse au Fusil ... en deux parties, contenant: ... des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu; savoir l'Arc et l'Arbalète: un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des Canons de fusil ... avec les marques de canonniers ... des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer.... les différentes espèces de gibier... la manière de dresser les chiens de plaine; les ruses dont on peut se servir pour approcher certains oiseaux...

      Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1788, in 8°, de XVI-582pp. 5ff., ill. de 9 planches gravées h.t. dont 6 d'arbalètes et 3 se dépl., demi-veau brun époque, dos orné, p. de t. rouge, bon exemplaire. Edition originale. ¶ « Ce livre est non seulement le premier ouvrage français consacré exclusivement au fusil de chasse et la chasse à tir, mais c'est aussi le premier traité de chasse qui consacre une étude importante à la Sauvagine » Thiébaud 622. Un supplément a paru en 1791.

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        Faits Memorables

      1788. HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri. Faits Memorables des Empereurs de la Chine, tires des annales. Engraved throughout, including title, dedication with armorial head-piece, 24 leaves of text and 24 engraved plates in full contemporary hand-colouring, numbered 1-24, each with tissue guards on papier de hollande. Folio, 278 x 274 mm, bound in full French 18th-century dark blue morocco, ruled in gilt. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1788. |~||~||~| First Edition, a superior copy with contemporary hand-colouring to the 24 engraved plates, plus yellow hand-coloured borders to the text. This is the most luxurious issue of this work, printed on papier de Hollande. The plates were commissioned from the Jesuit artist in Peking, Father Jean-Denis Attiret, by the orders of the Emperor Qianlong, to be drawn and engraved in the Western style and based on the Ming work "Dijian tushuo" [The Illustrated Discussion of the Emperor's Mirror], 1573, telling of the heroic deeds of the Emperors of China in parables. Helman was involved in a re-impression of the original French production Suite de Seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine. (Paris, 1775). In 1786 Helman (a pupil of J.P. le Bas who worked on the original plates) published reduced versions with captions in French by which the plates are usually identified by European scholars. According to the title page, this issue was originally priced at 48 livres. The work could also be purchased unbound at 12 livres, in paper wrappers at 13 livres and 10 francs, and unbound but on papier velin at 18 livres. It was to be published in four parts, appearing every two months from 15th April onwards. Cohen-De Ricci 447. Lust 729.

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        SOME HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF GUINEA... WITH AN INQUIRY INTO THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE SLAVE TRADE, ITS NATURE, AND LAMENTABLE EFFECTS

      London: J. Phillips, 1788. New Edition. Some minor foxing, but a nice tall copy uncut and partially unopened. New Edition. xvi, 132p. Rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards. Blockson 10074 and Work p. 257 for the 1771 edition; Sabin 4689.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Erster und zweiter Theil = Politische Schriften: Erster Theil - Zweiter Theil.

      Rellstab, Berlin 1788 - ( = Erste deutsche Ausgabe ) Mit XV, 296 Seiten und 384 Seiten. Im ersten Band ein Kupferstich-Frontispiz nach E. Henne. Die Bände jeweils in Pappbänden der Zeit, 8° ( 15,5 x 9,5 cm ). Inhalt der beiden Bände: Zueignungsschrift an die Republick Genf - Vorrede - Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Ungleichheit unter den Menschen, und worauf sie sich gründet - Brief an Herrn Philopolis - Abhandlung über die politische Oeconomie // Vom gesellschaftlichen Vertrage oder Grundsätze des bürgerlichen Rechts - Betrachtungen über die Regierung von Polen und über den Entwurf einer Verbesserung derselben. Die Einbände berieben, stärker fleckig, Band 1 mit Beschädigungen im Bezugspapier. Die Bände jeweils von alter Hand auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken tituliert *Rousseaus polit. Schrift: I. Theil - II: Theil*. Innen jeweils ein altes Exlibris *Bibliothek Hermann Ott* sowie jeweils ein kleiner alter Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Im ersten Band einige Seiten etwas braunfleckig ( wenige Seiten auch stärker ), das schöne Porträtkupfer gering stockfleckig, das hintere Vorsatzblatt fehlt - im zweiten Band wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. Zusammen 2 Bände. - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 500 Gramm ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Compiled, arranged and printed to the wishes of many respectable law characters, and the approbation of the Honourable judges of the Supreme Judicial Court. Carefully compared with the original acts

      Printed at Worcester [Mass.]: Isaiah Thomas, 1788. First edition. Full calf. Boards quite tender, though holding, worn, circular stain to front board, chips to rear board, leather separating, spine label lacking, head and tail bands chipped, dampstain to free front endpaper, scattered foxing and toning, small worm hole to rear pastedown, impressions quite strong with only the odd crease. A good copy. 8vo (21 cm). p. 231 mis-numbered 431. Lacking only the final rear blank. The first true compilation of the complete laws of Massachusetts published the same year as the ratification of the Constitution. Called the "Baskerville of America" by Ben Franklin, Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was an anti-British radical and leading publisher as well as the author of History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers (1810). Signed by C. H. Witt. Evans 21245. Sabin [45932]. ESTCW6813. Barlow 1592. Rich 348.

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        "Extract of a Letter from an Officer in the Botany Bay Fleet" dated Rio De Janeiro. 29 August 1787 [in] The London Chronicle

      London: 1 March, 1788. Broadsheet, 8 pp. comprising a complete issue of the London Chronicle, p. 2 with a long letter written from Rio, original tax stamp; excellent. Even the convicts have a dessert after dinner. Rare: a significant letter written from on board one of the ships of the First Fleet at Rio de Janeiro, published in the London Chronicle. Such letters in contemporary journals, indifferently recorded and only very rarely seen, include some of the most candid comments on the voyage of the First Fleet: this letter does not appear to he recorded in the Historical Records of New South Wales or otherwise noted.Rio de Janeiro, writes the correspondent, is 'without exception the pleasantest and most fruitful place in the whole universe; it is now the middle of their winter, yet we have oranges, lemons, limes, olives, coffee, &c. in blossom and in fruit at the same time; oranges are only four-pence per hundred, and even the convicts have a dessert after dinner.' Indeed, as this remarkable comment about convicts indulging in sweets suggests, much of the letter is taken up with fulsome praise of Phillip's care and attention during the voyage. One passage notes: 'He gives them fresh beef every day when in port, and procures them fruits, when to be had. He liberated them all from their irons a week after they left England; in short, he allows them every indulgence which prudence and discretion in our present situation will authorize. It is to this clemency and attention, that we must ascribe the extraordinary good health they have enjoyed since we left England. The sick list at present is not above 30.'Although the letter is full of interesting asides on the conditions aboard, two stories get top billing. The first is the tale of the attempted escape of a convict, who 'attempted his escape at Teneriff, and effected it so far as to land by the help of a small boat, about ten miles from the ship, round the S.W. part of the island; he was taken the next morning by a party of marines, sent on shore for that purpose' (the convict in question was on board the Alexander; see White's Journal, p. 14).The second tale is a benign, even slightly approving, account of the ingenuity with which one of the convicts set about counterfeiting coins: 'one of the convicts felt an inclination to have a little trade with the Portugueze, and... he therefore determined upon a new coinage of dollars... some of the best counterfeited dollars I ever saw; they were so ingeniously executed, so as to render them passable; he coined them out of pewter spoons, and a something that gave them the solidity and lustre of silver; however, an end is put to his plan, and on account of the circulation of his dollars being topped, and his credit not being good in the island, his intended investments cannot be made.' The convict in question was Thomas Barrett, now famous for the Charlotte Medal, recently purchased by the National Maritime Museum of Australia.The letter signs off in the best of good spirits. 'I have the pleasure to acquaint you,' he writes, 'that we have not lost an officer since we left England, and at his moment, we are all in health and spirits. We sail in a day or two for the Cape, where you shall hear from me again. If you are curious to know the occurrences at sea on our passage hither, you shall hear them in a few words. We saw flying fish, caught bonettas, albacoras, &c. &c. and took the Devil.'Neither the original author nor his correspondent is recorded here, and it is not even absolutely clear on which ship the author was sailing, despite the tantalising hints. Generally speaking, there are surprising few comments about anything nautical, but there are more than a few about the sicklist and general health. There is also the glorious tale of Barrett and his counterfeiting, and the tale of the attempted escape in Tenerife, both of which stories were reprinted in White's Journal; indeed, it is White who is thought to have commissioned the Charlotte Medal from his old shipmate Barrett. Taken together, this might suggest that the letter was originally written by John White, but any attribution is likely to remain little more than speculation. The only clue to the recipient is a passing reference in the passage about the good health on board the Fleet, with the note 'that you have not a village on your island (wherein there are an equal number with us) more healthy.'.

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        The Book of Common Prayer - Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David -

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University, 1788 - Knapp (1722-1792) was the Clerk of the Haberdashers' Company, Clerk of the Assize on the Home Circuit in England and made Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 1789 (undoubedtly the occasion for this binding) Folio. A-H2, A-4Q3, A-O2. Contemporary full dark green morocco, covers gilt with outer Greek key roll, surrounding gilt dentelle border made up of alternating urn and floral tools, covers stamped in gilt with the arms of the Middle Temple, and beneath on front cover "Jerome Knapp Esq. / Treasurer /1789," spine in seven compartments with raised bands, compartments stamped in gilt with large urn tool and smaller floral tools, marbled endpapers. Covers darkened, some light wear to extremities, New York City Bar Association stamp on the title, accession stamp on verso, in custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Griffiths 17885; ESTC T81428. Provenance: Jerome Knapp (inscription stamped in gilt on front cover) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer ? Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ?

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University, 1788. A-H2, A-4Q3, A-O2. Folio. Contemporary full dark green morocco, covers gilt with outer Greek key roll, surrounding gilt dentelle border made up of alternating urn and floral tools, covers stamped in gilt with the arms of the Middle Temple, and beneath on front cover "Jerome Knapp Esq. / Treasurer /1789," spine in seven compartments with raised bands, compartments stamped in gilt with large urn tool and smaller floral tools, marbled endpapers. Covers darkened, some light wear to extremities, New York City Bar Association stamp on the title, accession stamp on verso, in custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Knapp (1722-1792) was the Clerk of the Haberdashers&#39; Company, Clerk of the Assize on the Home Circuit in England and made Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 1789 (undoubedtly the occasion for this binding).

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