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        Beobachtungen auf Reisen nach dem Riesengebirge. UND ANGEBUNDEN: (FUSS) Versuch einer Topographischen Beschreibung des Riesengebirges, mit Physikalischen Anmerkungen, der Böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften gewidmet.

      Dresden, in der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung 1788 (Fuss) und 1791 (Jirasek); EA; 2 Bände in 1; ca 19x16 cm; XVIII, 309 (5) Seiten mit gest. Titelvignette, 3 gest. Textvignetten, 1 Kupfertafel, 1 kolorierte Karte und 1 Falttabelle; 63 Seiten (Fuss); Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Einband berieben und bestoßen, Kanten teils stärker beschabt, Exlibris-Stempel auf Innendeckel, handschriftlicher Eintrag auf Vorsatzblatt, kleiner Stempel auf Titelblatt, Seiten vereinzelt gering fleckig; sonst guter Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Böhmen; Schlesien

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne, contenant dix Cartes Geographiques, quatre-vingt-treize Planches de Tactique, & plus de cent Tableaux Numeriques

      Londres, ohne Verlag (Selbstverlag), 1788, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband, Großformat, abschnittsweise paginiert, geographische Karten, Tabellen, Abbildungen mit taktischen Aufstellungen und Manövern, Einband etwas stärker berieben, Einriss am Gelenk, Innen aber gut erhalten, Zustand 2-3 (OG3) (Selbstverlag)

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        THE ART OF COOKERY made plain and easy; which far exceeds any thing of the kind yet published....To which are added, one hundred and fifty new and useful receipts. And also fifty receipts for different articles of perfumery. With a copious index...

      "A new edition, with all the modern improvements; and also the order of a bill of fare for each month, in the manner the dishes are to placed upon the table, in the present taste." Octavo, leaf height 21 cm. pp (2), vi, (20, Contents), 409, [1], (25, Index), [1] + folding table at p. 1 + binder's blank front and rear. Facsimile author signature on p.1, as issued. Recently rebound in full tan calf, spine with red morocco label, gilt rules to raised bands, date at foot. Page edges tanned; two inch tear at bottom of folding table neatly repaired on blank side; in all, externally fine, internally near fine, with only occasional minor foxing. Collated complete. A very nice clean copy of the most famous 18th century English cookbook. Cagle 695-706, not listing the 1788 printing. First published in 1747, it went through numerous printings and revisions Binding: Hardcover .

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        Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza en los anos de 1785 y 1786.

      First edition; considered one of the best descriptions of the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonia. The work is based on the explorations undertaken by Captain Antonio de Cordoba (appointed by the Spanish Crown) with the aim of determine the continuity of use of the Strait for Spanish ships in voyages to the Pacific; the results were negative "After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east ports and then overland to the Pacific ports" (Hill). The author used also the journals of lieutenants Galiano and Belmonte, who sailed with Cordoba. In 1793, an Appendix was published, sometimes found bound with the Relacion. "Obra interesante y bien publicada" (Palau). Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Fernando Magallanes, by Selma, four large folding maps (two of them with 12 plans of ports), including the "Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes" and the "Carta Esferica de la parte sur de la América Meridional" and four folding tables. Palau, 352514. Sabin, 16765. Hill, 1756.

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        [Slave Trade] A voyage to the river Sierra-Leone, on the coast of Africa; containing an account of the trade and productions of the country, and of the civil and religious customs and manners of the people; in a series of letters to a friend in England

      London: printed for B. White and Son, at Horace's Head Fleet-Street; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1788. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine+. First edition. 8vo: iv,183,[1]pp (p.142 mispaginated 147), with folding copper-engraved frontispiece of a view of the island Bananas and large folding map of part of the coast of Africa, from Cape St. Ann to the River Rionoonas. Contemporary tree-calf boards with braided gilt frame, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, spine in six compartments stamped with gilt emblems in three, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, original red morocco lettering piece gilt. A superb copy, with virtually spotless pages within a handsome binding. Hogg 161. Cox I, p. 387. Gay 2852. Sabin 46888. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13533. A good account of the country and its people conveyed in a series of letters written by a naval lieutenant during a residence in Sierra Leone, in the years 1785, 1786, and 1787. The final letter, added after Matthews's return to Liverpool, defends the slave trade. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        VOYAGE AU TONQUIN [Tonkin - Vietnam] contenant l'Histoire Naturelle, Civile & Politique de ce Pays, Par l'Auteur de la Description de l'Italie.

      - Paris, Volland, 1788. 2 tomes en 2 vol. in-12: I/ Titre, xxxviii pp. d'introduction, 3 pp. de tables, 1 p. d'errata, 366 pp. de texte et tables II/Titre, 7 pp. de tables, 1 p. d'errata, 366 pp. de texte et tables, [1] ff. d'approbation. Édition originale et seule édition à notre connaissance. En-têtes des livres gravés sur bois. Reliures de l'époque en pleine veau marbré. Dos lisses avec pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et pièces de tomaison de maroquin noir, filets et fers dorés. Encadrement à froid des plats. Filets sur les coupes. Intérieurs marbrés. Provenance: Ex-libris Bibliothèque Jean-Louis Rivier, de la famille Rivier de Lausanne. Une griffure sur le plat sup. du vol. 2, sinon ouvrages en excellent état, propres et frais, de cette édition peu courante sur le marché. Ce voyage a été rédigé sur les mémoires de l'abbé de Saint-Phalle, missionnaire au Tonquin [Tonkin - Vietnam] pendant douze ans et mort à Paris en 1766. (Cat. bibliothèques Marine et Colonie, 1840, T. III, no. 12524; Feller, Biographie universelle, 1845, T. 3, p. 273) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Compendio de la historia geográfica, natural y civil del Reyno de Chile

      First Spanish edition -first printed in Italian during the author´s exile. According to Sabin, the Spanish translation is more complete than the original Italian, with several notes from the translator to the second part. The work deals with the country´s history, costumes, natural history and natives. Illustrated with three folding maps of Chili -two regional and the other including the Coast and handsomely decorated with a cartouche-, a frontispiece with the portrait of the author, three folding tables showing the state of Chili and one folding plan of the parks and fortresses in the border of Arauco. Molina (1740 - 1829) was a Chilean historian, naturalist and Jesuit Priest -entering the Order at 15. The fact that he was born in Chili makes him arguably one of the first Chilean historians born in Chili; after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits, he exiled to Bologna, from where his works where published; the later years of his life where his most productive, having being father of a progressive evolutionary theory which gained him an investigation from the Church. Molina, known for his linguistic skills, included a Chilean vocabulary at the end.   Primera edición en castellano, publicada por primera vez en italiano. Según Sabin, la traducción Española es más completa que la original italiana, habiendo sido incluidas muchas notas por el traductor a la segunda parte. Contiene un ensayo en el idioma Chileno, un  vocabulario y una lista de los escritores de Chile. Entre las ilustraciones se encuentra un mapa desplegable de Chile orientado de Oeste a Este o de Norte a Sur con un cartucho decorativo en el extremo inferior izquierdo, constituye una de las piezas cartográficas fundamentales de Chile, un mapa regional, también desplegable, grabados que representan diversas escenas y un retrato del autor como frontispicio. Antonio de Sancha es considerado como uno de los mejores impresores del siglo XVIII de España. Palau, 174563. Sabin, 49889.

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        Manuscript on paper, in Spanish. Carta de hidalguia.

      Brothers Don Diego, Don Juan, and Don Manuel Berdugo, citizens of Seville and all legitimate children of Agustin Berdugo and Doña Isabel de Torre y Espinal, petitioned on 2 December 1697 for themselves and on behalf of their brothers Don Martin and Don Agustin Berdugo, living in the Indies, to have their status as hidalgos confirmed as represented in this volume (fol. 71r-84v). That confirmation was granted in the town of Arevalo on 4 January 1698 after the usual provision of documentation and the taking of testimony from witnesses. => The brothers living the the New World were in Zacatecas where Martin was the Tesorero Juez of the Royal Treasury and Agustin a captain in the Army. Beginning on 13 January 1700 they began the process of presenting, for authorities in the New World, copies of all of the documents generated in Spain and also offering the testimony of people living in Mexico who could bear witness that they were the Martin and Agustin of the Spanish documents, personally speaking to their nobility, purity of blood, and legitimacy of birth (fol. 85v-140v). => The American resident members of the family are certified as to their nobility on 9 May 1710. Other documents in the volume (especially those before fol. 85) relate to the histories and genealogies of the Berdugo, Avila, Haro, Torre, and Velasco families in Spain, with folios 129 to the end relating to the children and grandchildren of the Mexican Berdugos. => It is discovered in this volume that Don Martin had emigrated to Mexico without the required license to do so and on 31 December 1689 availed himself of a royal indulgence, paid a 30 gold peso fine, and was legitimized in his status in the New World (fols. 64v-66v). Curiously, also copied into this compendium is => the will of Doña Maria de Haro, the widow of Agustin Berdugo (fol. 66v-71r). All documents are certified copies by notaries, and written in a standard public notarial hand liberally and interestingly using => black, blue, red, and gold ink with calligraphic touches. The originals dated from 1652 to 1788. The painted and illuminated Coats of Arms: The volume begins with a full-page accomplishment on => vellum, in full color, of the Berdugo Avila coat of arms. The coats of arms of ancestors that are incorporated therein are found in the text in appropriate places:Berdugo (fol. 8v), Avila (fol. 13r), Haro (16v), and Torre (21v). These are accomplished in => reds, gold, silver, blue, black, and white, and each is followed by a full heraldic explanation of its symbolism and origins. => All of these coats of arms are worthy examples of Mexican Colonial illuminated art on paper and vellum. Binding: Acid-stained Mexican calf (ca. 1790) with single gilt rope roll on periphery of boards; gilt spine extra, no raised bands. Bright blue-striped floral/foliate "wallpaper" pastedowns, all edges red. Provenance: The Berdugo Avila Haro family; in the 20th century in the library of Dirk Stenger of Dusseldorf and then later in the stock of the the Antique Book Shop in Buenos Aires. => New World cartas de hidalguia are much rarer than those done in Spain, and are as yet a little-studied area of Colonial art.

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        Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza en los anos de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y mss. y noticia de los habitantes [bound with] Apendice a la relación del viage al Magallanes

      First edition, a fine copy bound in red morocco with the arms of Charles III of Spain, bound post mortem, as the Apendice was printed in 1793 and Charles III died in 1793; normally only the Relacion -and even then is quite rare- is found bound for Charles III, copies with both works bound together with the arms are excessively rare. The fact that even after the King´s death there was a desire to have the book presented with his arms is a testament to the magnitude of the expedition commissioned by the crown, and the respect held for the King. This is considered one of the best descriptions of the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonia of the 18th century. It is based on the scientific explorations undertaken by Captain Antonio de Cordoba on board the frigate Santa Maria de la Cabeza, with the aim of exploring the Patagonia and determine the continuity of use of the Strait for Spanish ships in voyages to the Pacific; the results were negative: "After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east ports and then overland to the Pacific ports" (Hill). Vargas y Ponce, to whom authorship is normally attributed, used also the journals of lieutenants Galiano and Belmonte, who sailed with Cordoba. In 1793, an Appendix was published "Obra interesante y bien publicada" (Palau); this later part is more of a historical view of former expeditions, including those of Drake and Bougainville. The illustration comprises -between the Relacion and the Apendice- five large folding maps ("Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes", "Carta Esferica de la parte sur de la América Meridional", and two multi-inset maps of ports), a frontispiece portrait of Fernando de Magallanes by Selma, and five folding tables. Palau, 352514 and 352514. Sabin, 16765. Hill, 1756.

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        L'Asia secondo Le Ultime osservazioni divisa ne' suoi stati principali

      Roma 1788 - Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Dimensioni 475 350mm

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        CODE NATIONAL DEDIE' AUX ETATS GENERAUX - LE BON-SENS...

      (Codice AN/1512) In 8° (6)233(1) pp. Progetto di riforma dello Stato, pubblicato anonimo pochi mesi prima della convocazione degli Stati Generali (genn. 1789). Segue: (Kersaint de Koetnempren G.A.) LE BON-SENS... par un gentilhomme Breton, 1788. In 8º 238 pp. Presenta un progetto di riforma costituzionale illustrato con la grande tavola più volte ripiegata, cm 51x30: bozza di governo risultante da un'assemblea costituente. L'autore di questo saggio, ammiraglio e navigatore francese, prese parte alla rivoluzione e fu ghigliottinato il 4/12/1793. Rossure ad alcune pp. Unico volume m.pelle coeva, tass. e tit.oro, fregi oro al d., cerniere e cuffie molto usate, tagli rossi. DUE INTERESSANTI DOCUMENTI STORICI. Euro 900.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Collection de vues des prinéipaux [ recté principaux] palais, eglises, bâtimens publies, campagnes & jardins tant de Vienne que de ses environs. | Ansichten Sam[m]lung der berühmtesten Palläste, Gebäude, und der schönsten Gegenden von und um Wien.Vienna, Maria Geissler, [1812]. Large oblong 16m? (11 x 13.5 cm). With an engraved title-page and 64 (of a possible 100) engraved plates numbered 1-56, 58-61, and odd numbers 63-73 (including 2 folding plates with 2 numbers each, 21/22 and 23/24). Hand-coloured in watercolour by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Bobins 1037; KVK & WorldCat (8 copies, incl. at least 2 with less than 100 pl.); Nebehay & Wagner 193; not in Abbey, Travel. A series of charming views of Vienna and its environs in the middle of Beethoven's thirty-five years there, around the time Wagner was born there, and about eight years after it became the capital of the new Austrian Empire, including views of Baden, Klosterneuburg, Bratislava and other neighbouring sites, all attractively and artistically coloured by a contemporary hand. It shows palaces, castles and ruins, churches, chapels and the Vienna cathedral, gardens and pavilions, city streets and squares, the spa at Baden, Christoph de Bach's Circus Gymnasticus, the lavish Apollo Saal, views along the Danube and more. The famous streets, squares, buildings and interiors appear bustling with fashionable ladies and gentlemen, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, and the river full of boats. Four views are signed by the artist, Josef Eisner (1788-1861), and about a third by the engraver, mostly Johann Jaresch (but two by Johann Boehm (ca. 1770-post 1821), probably as engraver). All plates are captioned in French and German, and numbered in the centre.With early owner's name. Although this book can have 100 plates, there is no evidence that any have been removed and none is numbered higher than 73. The present copy may therefore have been issued before the series was complete. The fact that most plates are still in their first states supports that suggestion. With a small stain affecting a couple letters on the title-page, an occasional lighter spot in some of the plates, and part of 1 letter shaved in one caption, but still in good condition. The binding is slightly worn, but is also still good. Lovely coloured views of Vienna when it was the musical and in many ways the cultural capital of Europe.

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        ALS to 'My dear Doctor' (Richard Brocklesby) from Princes Court. Feb. 26. 'You know to what a low ebb patriotism and politicks are sunk ...'

      [c.1788?] 11 lines on one page quarto, verso blank; old folds, final blank sl. dusted with minimal signs of letter having at some time been tipped in to an album.To his doctor the eminent physician and reformer Richard Brocklesby with whom Wilkes studied at Leiden. Wilkes asks his old friend and schoolfellow a favour of a discount 'of the enclosed note of forty guineas ... I am sure private friendship will ever preponderate in your heart'. Wilkes lived at Prince's Court between September 1788 and 1790. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        [COOK] Histoire des découvertes et des voyages faits dans le Nord, par M. J. R. Forster ;

      mise en français par M. Broussonet. Avec trois cartes géographiques.A Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, near-contemporary marbled card covers, spines with manuscript paper title labels and gilt paper decoration, nineteenth century owner's stamps to front paste downs, xv-399 pp, xii-410-[2] pp (untrimmed, crisp and clean), 3 folding maps (map of northern Asia with short repair). The German scientist J.R. Forster, one of the most important naturalists of the eighteenth century, travelled on Cook's second voyage. This is the first French translation, based on the English edition of 1786, of Forster's work which originally appeared in 1784,Geschichte der Entdeckungen und Schiffahrten im Norden, a comprehensive history of exploration in regions north of the 50th parallel, concentrating on Asia (Siberia, Tartary) and northern Europe. A single copy recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

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        The Life of Captain James Cook (variant Basel edition)

      Basil : J. J. Tourneisen, and Paris : Pissot, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, early worn calf over marbled boards, pp. xii; [2]; 302 and [4]; 326, with ex-libris bookplates of Sidney Brown, early ownership signature of G. A. King R.N. on front blank, an old paper flaw to the margin of the title page on volume one, without the publisher's announcement sometimes found at the end of volume one. With the scarce variant imprint of Tourneisen and Pissot, which is not to be found in most copies, as noted by Holmes and observed in copies we have inspected. Forbes writes: "It appears to be of greater scarcity than the Basel-only issue. Holmes knew of it only from an entry in Jackson's catalogue, Centenaire de la mort de Cook(Paris, 1879)'.A variant imprint of the scarce first continental edition of Kippis, published the same year as the first English edition. Beddie 33; Holmes 70; Forbes 151

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        Collectio rerum curiosarum, eller: Samling af några courieusa reglor, angående åtskilliga metaller, förgyll- och försilfringar: åtskillig slags pärlors, bärnstens, elfenbens- och horns tilredande och brukande: åtskillig slags winers : tilredande, förbättrande samt förwarande: allahanda färnissors, färgors och bleckers preparerande: åtskillige wetenskaper angående fyrwerkeri, skytt- och fiskerier: allahanda fläckars uttagande ur siden, ylle och linne; jemte et bihang : af andra courieusa, nyttiga och lustiga wetenskaper. Utur många lärda mäns skrifter och böcker sammansökte af J.S. Femte gången uplagd. Stockholm, tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1788. Stockholm, 1788 Svenska [16] , 160 s.

      Inbunden bok. Tryckt hos Johan Georg lange. femte gången uplagd uppl. 1788. 160 s. Inbunden. Nyare halvklotband med guldtryck på rygg. Mycket gott skick. måleri, tillreda färger, metaller, konsthantverk, fläckborttagning, vintillverkning, preparera färger, göra fyrverkeri, 1700-tal, mycket intressant bok, sökt.

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        Lo spirito degli usi e costumi dei diversi popoli ovvero Osservazioni ricavate dai Viaggiatori e dagli Istorici... Tradotta dall'Idioma francese in Italiano.

      Pezzana, 1788. Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. xii, 276; 253 (1); 248. Cartonato coevo con titoli manoscritti al ai dorsi. Esemplare con qualche fioritura, ma genuino e marginoso. Non comune prima edizione della traduzione italiana condotta sull'originale francese del 1776. Ricca compilazione di considerazioni etnografiche che si distingue per vivacità delle descrizioni e per gli argomenti trattati. Accanto agli usuali capitoli riguardanti leggi, usi bellici, schiavitù ed educazione si tratta di alimenti, usi gastronomici, ricreazioni, abitudini sessuali, ornamenti, bellezza, pudore, castità, continenza, usi domestici, sacrifici umani.

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        Manuscript on paper, in Spanish. Carta de hidalguia.

      Seville, Zacatecas, Mexico City, 1788. . Brothers Don Diego, Don Juan, and Don Manuel Berdugo, citizens of Seville and all legitimate children of Agustin Berdugo and Doña Isabel de Torre y Espinal, petitioned on 2 December 1697 for themselves and on behalf of their brothers Don Martin and Don Agustin Berdugo, living in the Indies, to have their status as hidalgos confirmed as represented in this volume (fol. 71r–84v). That confirmation was granted in the town of Arevalo on 4 January 1698 after the usual provision of documentation and the taking of testimony from witnesses.    => The brothers living the the New World were in Zacatecas where Martin was the Tesorero Juez of the Royal Treasury and Agustin a captain in the Army. Beginning on 13 January 1700 they began the process of presenting, for authorities in the New World, copies of all of the documents generated in Spain and also offering the testimony of people living in Mexico who could bear witness that they were the Martin and Agustin of the Spanish documents, personally speaking to their nobility, purity of blood, and legitimacy of birth (fol. 85v–140v). => The American resident members of the family are certified as to their nobility on 9 May 1710.    Other documents in the volume (especially those before fol. 85) relate to the histories and genealogies of the Berdugo, Avila, Haro, Torre, and Velasco families in Spain, with folios 129 to the end relating to the children and grandchildren of the Mexican Berdugos.    => It is discovered in this volume that Don Martin had emigrated to Mexico without the required license to do so and on 31 December 1689 availed himself of a royal indulgence, paid a 30 gold peso fine, and was legitimized in his status in the New World (fols. 64v–66v). Curiously, also copied into this compendium is => the will of Doña Maria de Haro, the widow of Agustin Berdugo (fol. 66v–71r).    All documents are certified copies by notaries, and written in a standard public notarial hand liberally and interestingly using => black, blue, red, and gold ink with calligraphic touches. The originals dated from 1652 to 1788.    The painted and illuminated Coats of Arms: The volume begins with a full-page accomplishment on => vellum, in full color, of the Berdugo Avila coat of arms. The coats of arms of ancestors that are incorporated therein are found in the text in appropriate places:Berdugo (fol. 8v), Avila (fol. 13r), Haro (16v), and Torre (21v). These are accomplished in => reds, gold, silver, blue, black, and white, and each is followed by a full heraldic explanation of its symbolism and origins. => All of these coats of arms are worthy examples of Mexican Colonial illuminated art on paper and vellum.    Binding: Acid-stained Mexican calf (ca. 1790) with single gilt rope roll on periphery of boards; gilt spine extra, no raised bands. Bright blue-striped floral/foliate "wallpaper" pastedowns, all edges red.    Provenance: The Berdugo Avila Haro family; in the 20th century in the library of Dirk Stenger of Dusseldorf and then later in the stock of the the Antique Book Shop in Buenos Aires.    => New World cartas de hidalguia are much rarer than those done in Spain, and are as yet a little-studied area of Colonial art. Binding as above; free endpapers lacking and poor quality paper ones substituted for the "wallpaper," with some old "repair" to pastedown "wallpaper" at gutters. Bookstore label on font pastedown; Stenger's neat round ownership stamp on front free endpaper and verso of the vellum coat of arms. => This is a meaty example of an iconic kind of Spanish-world document offering social history, legal history, and painted and illuminated art, with the text presented in an attractive and readable hand and the whole in a good, attractive original binding.

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        [NATURAL HISTORY] Études de la nature

      Paris : De l’imprimerie de Monsieur. Chez P. F. Didot le jeune [&​] Méquignon l’aîné, 1788. Troisième Édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Four volumes, octavo, speckled calf (some wear to joints and edges), spines with raised bands, black and red morocco labels to spine, finely tooled, marbled endpapers and edges, frontispiece, pp. xxx, 648; 652; 596 (paper flaw to margin of pp. 515-516); 532 (tear to margin of pp. 529-530), 5 plates (one folding). This third edition of the botanist Saint-Pierre’s major work, first published in 1784, is divided into fourteen sections across four volumes. The first eight parts are general reflections on the nature of the cosmos, the animal and plant kingdoms and their relationship to a divine order. Parts nine to eleven deal with scientific method, laws and phenomena of nature such as colour, form and movement, the more abstract concepts of harmony, contrast and hierarchy, and how these ideas apply to the botanical realm. Parts twelve and thirteen cover the human physical senses and ‘sentiments’ - spiritual and emotional states including pity, love, pleasure and melancholy - and how these manifest themselves in various levels of society. The final volume is devoted to Saint-Pierre’s novel ‘Paul et Virginie’, a hugely popular work first published in 1787. Set in Mauritius, this work is a study of the conflict between a utopian world and what Saint-Pierre regarded as the false mores and ideals of the French ruling classes. It espouses the purity of Nature and the virtues of equality, harmony and emancipation, inspired to a large extent by the writings of the Enlightenment philosopher Rousseau. In the notes preceding this final volume, however, Saint-Pierre discusses reactions to the ideas and format of the previous editions of his Études de la nature, including observations on barometric pressure and tidal movement in New Holland and the Pacific based on data from Cook’s voyages.

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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Leipzig ( d. i. Ulm) 1788. Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers \"Poesies\" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 (\"Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb.\"); vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m; Balmer, Haller 36f. ...\"Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff .. von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht \"Die Alpen\".. - KNLL). Versand D: 15,00 EUR

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        Catechismus der zeevaartkunde, of vragen en oefeningen over het beschouwende en werkdadige der stuurmanskunst; ...Groningen, J. Oomkens, 1840. 8vo. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with at the back an advertisement for 6 other works by Van Cleeff.

      Crone Library 844, cf. 916 (third ed.); NCC (1 copy); WorldCat (5 copies, incl. that in the NCC); cf. Bierens de Haan 874 (second ed.); Cat. NHSM, p. 694 (third ed.). Rare first edition of a schoolbook on navigation in the form of questions and exercises, by Jacob van Cleeff (1788-1862), lecturer in mathematics, engineering and navigation at the maritime academy at Groningen known as the Academie Minerva. The work was meant to be used together with Jan Carel Pilaar's Handleiding tot de beschouwende en werkdadige stuurmanskunst first published in 1831. A second edition of the present work appeared in 1846 and a third in 1859.With a library stamp of "Kon. College Zeemanshoop" on title-page and an owner's stamp of Dr. P.J. Kaiser on the title-page and wrappers. Title-page and paste-downs foxed. Spine of the wrappers gone and a few small chips along the edges. Good copy, most of the quires with the bolts unopened.

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        A Treatise Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Destruction of Babylon; Shewing That All the Predictions contained in the Revelation, are at this Day Fulfilled. [bound with:] A Continuation Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Spiritual World.

      London:: R. Hindmarsh, 1788-1791.. 2 vols. in 1. Small 4to. Collation: [-]2, a4, b2, A-Y4; A-K4. Pagination: [4], xvi, 154, [2 ads]; iv, 80 pp. Half-title; light occasional foxing. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; worn, marbling rubbed off nearly entirely, covers reattached by Kozo. Very good. First English translations by R. Hindmarsh and printed at his own expense. Originally issued in 1763, a second edition was issued in 1810. ¶ Emmanuel Swedenborg led one of the most remarkable careers in the history of science and philosophy. He mastered natural science and mathematics in his youth, writing some 150 works on scientific subjects. He rigorously sought a comprehensive physical explanation of the world based on mathematical and mechanical principles. Gradually his inquiries turned toward philosophical matters and after a profound mystical experience in 1745 he devoted his reasoning almost entirely to the interpretation of religion. In these later treatises, Swedenborg gives vivid descriptions of his experiences in the spiritual worlds beyond space and time which he was able to enter by consciously suspending bodily sensations. Despite its bizarre aspects, his theosophical system is characterized by logic and is obviously rooted in his previous concern with the sciences. Swedenborg attempted to explain reality in terms of psychic energy, in which matter, intellect, and spirit emanate from the world soul. ¶ This work responds to the question as to whether the last judgment coincides with the final destruction of the world. It also collects reports from various sources of experiences of the next world. James John George Hyde, ?Rev. James Hyde, A bibliography of the works of Emanuel Swedenborg, 1168 & 1991. ¶ Hobart prints the content of a letter from Kant relating to Swedenborg's beliefs of the spiritual world, which he denotes it is “sound reason to incline to the negative side” meaning that there is no proof of spirits and there is also numerous cases of deceit, “proofs of deception, that I have never [considered] if necessary to suffer fear or dread to come upon me, either in the cemeteries or the dead, or in the darkness of night. This is the position in which my mind stood for a long time, until the accounts of Swedenborg came to my notice.” But having stated as much, he relates in detail an account involving figures of high repute, namely the Austrian ambassador, etc., and then relates, at great length, a proof of psychic feats by Swedenborg relating to the Stockholm fire of 1763, which was written in letter form to Charlotte von Knobloch, and another relating to the queen's secret. – Hobart, p. 68. See also: Gregory R Johnson, “Kant on Swedenborg in the Lectures on Metaphysics,” Studia Swedenborgiana 1974-2006. ESTC t137429 & t137428.

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        MÉMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BÉTHUNE, DUC DE SULLY, Ministre de Henri IV, mis en ordre avec des Remarques, par M. L. D. L. D. L. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée ; avec des Observations sur les Remarques jointes auxdits Mémoires, l'Esprit de Sully & celui de Henri IV. [10 volumes].

      1788 - Londres [Paris], sans nom d?éditeur, 1778. Dix volumes in-12 (108 X 174 mm) demi-chevrette rouge vif à petits coins, dos lisse cloisonné par des filets dorés, titre et tomaison dorés, fer doré en queue représentant une ancre marine et voile d'argent (reliure de l'époque). Ex-libris ancien avec la devise « Fata viam invenient » collé en regard du titre de chaque tome. Mouillure dans la partie inférieure du titre du volume IX et au feuillet blanc en regard, infimes taches aux dos. JOLIE ÉDITION XVIIIe au format in-12, réimpression de celle établie par Pierre-Mathurin de L'Écluse des Loges (1713-1783) à Paris en 1745. « Mémoires très précieux pour l'histoire du règne de Henri IV » (Pierre Larousse). EXEMPLAIRE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DU BARON Nicolas-Charles de VINCENT (1757-1834), avec ses pièces d'armes dorées en queue du dos de l'ensemble des volumes et son ex-libris héraldique collé au verso du faux-titre de chaque volume. Général et diplomate lorrain au service de la maison de Habsbourg-Lorraine, il fut aide de camp de François II et joua un rôle dans les préliminaires de Léoben en 1797. Il fut ambassadeur d'Autriche en France de 1814 à 1826. (Brunet, V, 589 - "Grand Larousse du XIXème", Tome XIV, 1243-2 - Tulard, "Dictionnaire Napoléon", 1730 - Mahuet & Robert, "Essai de répertoire des ex-libris et fers de reliure des bibliophiles lorrains", 322). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure armoriée. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Notitia Historico-Litteraria de Libris ab Artis Typographcae Inventione usque ad Annum

      Augustae Vindelicorum: Fratrum Veith, 1788. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols. Vol. 1: xvi, 207p with 8 foldout tables with typographic examples; Vol. 2: viii, 325p, with an additional 9 unpaginated index and erratum and 3 additional foldout tables with typographic examples. 25.5 cm original publisher's bindings. Binding stains with worn off labels and fading to spines, bumps to corners. Pages clean. Text and foldout tables unmarked and in beautiful condition. Being a report on seventy-five incunabula in the library of the monastery of Saints Uldari and Afra at Vienna. This study is one of the earliest attempts to classify inculabula by use of type styles. Braun has added eleven folding plates with facsimiles of type used in these books.

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        Sophoclis Tragoediae septem cum scholiis veteribus, versione Latina, et notis. Accedunt deperditorum dramatum fragmenta. Ex editione Rich. Franc. Phil. Brunck [Three Volumes]

      Argentorati [Strasbourg]: [Treuttel et Würtz], 1788. Three quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt, four raised bands, compartments paneled in gilt, gilt titles, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A very good set, boards rubbed, spines lightly sunned, boards on final volume with repaired paper splits.. One of only 250 copies. "...elle est assez recherchée," Brunet. Didbin wrote "The popularity of Brunck's edition was very great; and was exceeded by no work to which that celebrated name was attached. But the dearness of the quarto edition prevented many from purchasing it. Brunck, therefore, brought out an octavo edition, in three vols. 1786-8: containing the Scholia and indexes, fully as complete as the quarto. In the year 1789 [this edition date 1788] he published another octavo edition, in three vols., very handsomely printed, of which only 250 copies were struck off, at his own expense. In this latter edition, the Scholia of Triclinius, and other recent scholia, are omitted, and some fresh notes are added," (Rare & Valuable Editions of Greek and Latin Classics, 4th ed.,Vol. 2, p.415). Richard Francis Frederick Brunck (1729-1803), a celebrated Greek scholar and critic, had such admiration of the authors he edited that he conceived their writings to have been originally immaculate, and therefore attributed to the copyists whatever errors he discovered. Scarce. OCLC shows only five complete sets: BL, BN France, Nat. Lib. Denmark, Brown, Univ. Nebraska; also one in the Nat. Lib. of Greece. Brunet V: 449.

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        Collection de vues des prinéipaux [ recté principaux] palais, eglises, bâtimens publies, campagnes & jardins tant de Vienne que de ses environs. | Ansichten Sam[m]lung der berühmtesten Palläste, Gebäude, und der schönsten Gegenden von und um Wien.Vienna, Maria Geissler, [1812]. Large oblong 16m? (11 x 13.5 cm). With an engraved title-page and 64 (of a possible 100) engraved plates numbered 1-56, 58-61, and odd numbers 63-73 (including 2 folding plates with 2 numbers each, 21/22 and 23/24). Hand-coloured in watercolour by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Bobins 1037; KVK & WorldCat (8 copies, incl. at least 2 with less than 100 pl.); Nebehay & Wagner 193; not in Abbey, Travel. A series of charming views of Vienna and its environs in the middle of Beethoven's thirty-five years there, around the time Wagner was born there, and about eight years after it became the capital of the new Austrian Empire, including views of Baden, Klosterneuburg, Bratislava and other neighbouring sites, all attractively and artistically coloured by a contemporary hand. It shows palaces, castles and ruins, churches, chapels and the Vienna cathedral, gardens and pavilions, city streets and squares, the spa at Baden, Christoph de Bach's Circus Gymnasticus, the lavish Apollo Saal, views along the Danube and more. The famous streets, squares, buildings and interiors appear bustling with fashionable ladies and gentlemen, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, and the river full of boats. Four views are signed by the artist, Josef Eisner (1788-1861), and about a third by the engraver, mostly Johann Jaresch (but two by Johann Boehm (ca. 1770-post 1821), probably as engraver). All plates are captioned in French and German, and numbered in the centre.With early owner's name. Although this book can have 100 plates, there is no evidence that any have been removed and none is numbered higher than 73. The present copy may therefore have been issued before the series was complete. The fact that most plates are still in their first states supports that suggestion. With a small stain affecting a couple letters on the title-page, an occasional lighter spot in some of the plates, and part of 1 letter shaved in one caption, but still in good condition. The binding is slightly worn, but is also still good. Lovely coloured views of Vienna when it was the musical and in many ways the cultural capital of Europe.

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        Le manuel de Xéfolius.

      Au Grand Orient (d. i. Paris), 1788.. IV, 331 S. HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. Caillet 11551. - Exlibris Robert Graf Lichnowsky und Werdenberg (1849), Domherr zu Olmütz, Titel mit seinem Stempel. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titelblatt am Falz gebräunt.

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        Atlas Encyclopédique, contenant la Géographie Ancienne, et quelques Cartes sur la Géographie du Moyen Age, la Geographie Moderne, et les Cartes Relatives a la Géographie Physique

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1788. First edition. 4to. Two volumes: 65 pp., tables 77 engraved maps, mostly double-page, four with hand-colored outline; 110, (2) pp., 63 engraved maps (numbered 78-14), mostly double-page. Includes 22 maps of the Western Hemisphere and 12 maps of the Pacific islands. Recent quarter-calf and marbled boards, gilt spine title; old tideline in first two leaves of volume one, some marginal worming in each volume, not affecting text, a little interior soiling. Still a very good copy in sturdy new bindings.

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        Anatomía Completa del Hombre. Con todos los hallazgos, nuevas doctrinas y observaciones raras hasta el tiempo presente, y muchas advertencias necesarias para la Cirugia segun el método con que se explica en nuestro Teatro de Madrid.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Benito Cano, a costa de la Real Compañía de Impresores y Libreros del Reyno, 1788. 4to.; portada, 578 pp. (de 592, faltando las catorce páginas finales) y 24 láminas grabadas por Matias de Irala. Refuerzos marginales en la correspondiente al retrato del autor y pérdida marginal en el lateral inferior izquierdo de la titulada "Amphitheatrum Matritense". Encuadernación de época, en pergamino. Ejemplar en conjunto fatigado.

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        Recherche sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations

      New edition, rare, after the premiere of a rarity badge appeared in 1778, without place or address. Bindings in full blond marble blonde of time. Back with ornate nerves. Chez Pierre Duplain à Londres & se trouve à Paris 1788 In-8 (12,5x20cm) (4) iv, 503pp. (5) et (4) 496pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Letters to and from the Late . . . to Which are Added Some Poems Never Before Printed. Published from the Original Mss. in Her Possession, by Hester Lynch Piozzi

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. R. Moncrieffe, L. White, P. Byrne [et al.], 1788, 1788. First Dublin edition. Fleeman 88.3L/2; Courtney, page 168. Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing; front free endpaper slightly stained from residue of tape; very good copy.. 2 vols in one, 8vo, contemporary tree calf (rebacked preserving the original spine), red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Contemporary bookplate on the front paste-down.

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        Hinterlassene Werke Friedrichs II., Königs von Preussen. 15 Bde. (in 8 Bdn.). [Aus dem Französischen].

      Berlin, bei Voß und Sohn, u. Decker und Sohn, 1788. . Diese Ausgabe ausschließlich in Berlin erschienen. - Enthält: Geschichte meiner Zeit; Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges; Denkwürdigkeiten seit dem Hubertsburger Frieden 1763 bis zur beendigten Theilung von Polen 1775; Betrachtungen über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des europäischen Staatensystems; Gedichte; [Briefwechsel des Königs:] Briefe des Königs an Voltaire; Briefe an die Markisin du Chatelet; ... an den Markis d'Argens; ... an d'Alembert; Vermischte Briefe; Briefe des Markis d'Argens an den König; Briefe von d'Alembert an den König; ... dem Herrn von Fontenelle ... ; Herrn Rollin ... ; ... des Markis von Cordocet ... - Carl Ignaz Geiger lässt in seinem "drammatische[n] Gemälde" (in: Reise eines Engelländers durch Mannheim, Baiern und Oesterreich nach Wien) "Friderich II. als Schriftsteller im Elisium" (1789) Lessing über die literarischen Ambitionen des Preußenkönigs urteilen: "Seine nachgelassene Werke sind ein Gewebe von Schmähungen über geistlich und weltliche Mächte, besonders übers östreichische Haus, gegen welches er die niedrigste Leidenschaft alle Augenblike auf eine plumpe unanständige Art verräth; wobei er Sich in seinen Geschichterzählungen hinter der Larve der freimütigsten Unparteilichkeit immer den verborgensten Weihrauch streut." - Das flieg. Vorsatz von Bd. 3/4, recto u. verso, sowie der unt. Rand des Titels von alter Hand in schw. Tinte beschrieben. - Einbände beschabt, Rückenschildchen teils fehlend, Kap. von Bd. 1 beschäd.; Papier stellenw. stockfleckig, verschied. (teils ältere) Namensvermerke a. V. (darunter Emma von Loebell u. Jenni von Loebell). -

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        Osservazioni di Ennio Quirino Visconti Su Due Musaici Antichi Istoriati

      In Parma Dalla Reale Tipografia MDCCLXXXVIII. [1788]. Hard Cover. 2 preliminary leaves, 50 pages, 2 folding engraved plates (2 leaves, a-f4, g2, g2 blank). Observations by Ennio Quirino On Two Ancient Mosaics. This piece, on two Roman mosaics excavated in fields outside Rome in 1787, was printed in 150 copies by Giovanni Battista Bodoni (1740-1813), regarded as one of the great printers of the late 18th century. The engraving on the title-page was cut by Bossio (says Brooks); the two folding engraved plates are by Francesco Cecchini (d. 1811), who worked on other books for Visconti. A bibliography by G. Sforza of the works of Visconti was published in Atti della SocietÃ?  Ligure di Storia Patria LV, Genova, 1923; cf. Encyclopedia Italiana. Brooks Bodoni 359; Wing Collection 4: 4057; Fogg cat. 14: 264; LC 40-36438. NUC 639: 641 (NV 0196611)- DLC, ICN (one of three printed on vellum), MH, MB; OCLC adds UCLA, Johns Hopkins, TxDSMU. Bound in contemporary marbled paper boards; stitching loose, spine worn, chipped; internally fine. Stock#OB331.

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        Costumes Civiles Atuels De Tous Les Peulples Connus, Desines D'Apres Nature, Graves Et Colories. VOLUME ONE ONLY

      Paris: Chez Pavard, 1788. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown tree calf. Very good. 5 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Seventy-four full-page hand-colored aquatint plates, all with tissue guards. Born in Canada, Grasset removed to France in 1764, serving there as writer, diplomat and publisher with a bent toward Republicanism and enlightenment ideals. Set complete in four volumes. COLAS 1879-81. Plates clean, fresh and bright, raised bands, spine labels in red and green, edge scuffing, one centimeter chip backstrip foot toward rear cover.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of His Officers, Who, in August 1783, were there Shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company

      London: Printed for Captain Wilson..., 1788. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Tree calf, handsomely rebacked, with gilt-stamped ornate rules and details on spine, gilt-stamped lettering in red leather spine label; 4to (9.5 x 12 inches); pp. xxvii, [1] (directions to the binder), 378, plus frontis., folding map, and 12 plates (one of which is folding). Spine, corners, and edges of boards a bit scuffed. Some off-setting of the plates onto facing pages, some interesting marginalia (see below), and a little worming in the gutter; otherwise, text block is nice and clean, with side margins. Armorial bookplates of John Thurlow Dering (front paste-down) and Sir Samuel Hoare, Baronet (FFEP). Ticket of "Pigge Binder, Lynn" on front paste-down. A feather has been laid-in at pp. 364-5, marking the beginning of "A Vocabulary of the Pelew Language," and a lengthy manuscript addition across the bottom margins of both pages -- an early hand, and trimmed close along the bottom edge, it records an account from an officer on board the Panther, describing the Pelew monarch's devastated response to the news of the death of his son, Le Boo. A few more instances of discreet notations alongside the printed marginalia, all of it tidy (even pleasing), in black ink. An unique, handsome copy.

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        Traité de l'aimant et de ses usages Histoire naturelle des minéraux Tome EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'imprimerie des Bâtiments du roi, 1788. Fine. De l'imprimerie des Bâtiments du roi, à Paris 1788, in-4 (20x25,5cm), vij (1) 208, 368p., relié. - first edition of this treatise, which appeared as a result of which 4 volumes editorial successive dates from 1782 for the first volume to 1788 for the last case the Treaty of the magnet, which therefore often lacks series. Bound in red full morocco contemporary. Back to ornate nerves. Part of title and volume number in black leather. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Roll on turns and interior. gilt edges. Dominoté paper to gold stars. Rubbed corners. Very nice copy, perfectly connected in a master binding, and exquisitely fresh. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de ce traité, paru à la suite des quatre tomes dont les dates éditoriales se succèdent de 1782 pour le premier volume à 1788 pour le dernier, en l'occurrence le Traité de l'aimant, qui de ce fait manque souvent à la série. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes et intérieure. tranches dorées. Papier dominoté à étoiles dorées. Coins frottés. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement relié dans une reliure de maître, très frais. Le Traité de l'aimant est le dernier ouvrage publié du vivant de l'auteur et qui vient clore l'Histoire naturelle dont l'édition s'est étalée sur cinquante ans, et qui eut un succès comparable à l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert. Le traité proprement dit est suivi de nombreuses tables d'observations sur l'inclinaison de l'aiguille aimantée (avec les noms des voyageurs et navigateurs), dans l'hémisphère austral et boréal, suivant des latitudes différentes... Le traité débute par un exposé des forces magnétiques et électriques.

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        Brief Deductions Relative to the Aid and Supply of the Executive Power, According to the Law of England. In Cases of Infancy, Delirium, or Other Incapacity of the King. Second Edition

      . Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards; a very nice, clean copy. Printed for J. Debrett, London, 1788.

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        Collection de vues des prinéipaux [recté principaux] palais, eglises, bâtimens publies, campagnes & jardins tant de Vienne que de ses environs. | Ansichten Sam[m]lung der berühmtesten Palläste, Gebäude, und der schönsten Gegenden von und um Wien.Vienna, Maria Geissler, [1812]. Large oblong 16m? (11 x 13.5 cm). With an engraved title-page and 64 (of a possible 100) engraved plates numbered 1-56, 58-61, and odd numbers 63-73 (including 2 folding plates with 2 numbers each, 21/22 and 23/24). Hand-coloured in watercolour by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Bobins 1037; KVK & WorldCat (8 copies, incl. at least 2 with less than 100 pl.); Nebehay & Wagner 193; not in Abbey, Travel. A series of charming views of Vienna and its environs in the middle of Beethoven's thirty-five years there, around the time Wagner was born there, and about eight years after it became the capital of the new Austrian Empire, including views of Baden, Klosterneuburg, Bratislava and other neighbouring sites, all attractively and artistically coloured by a contemporary hand. It shows palaces, castles and ruins, churches, chapels and the Vienna cathedral, gardens and pavilions, city streets and squares, the spa at Baden, Christoph de Bach's Circus Gymnasticus, the lavish Apollo Saal, views along the Danube and more. The famous streets, squares, buildings and interiors appear bustling with fashionable ladies and gentlemen, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, and the river full of boats. Four views are signed by the artist, Josef Eisner (1788-1861), and about a third by the engraver, mostly Johann Jaresch (but two by Johann Boehm (ca. 1770-post 1821), probably as engraver). All plates are captioned in French and German, and numbered in the centre.With early owner's name. Although this book can have 100 plates, there is no evidence that any have been removed and none is numbered higher than 73. The present copy may therefore have been issued before the series was complete. The fact that most plates are still in their first states supports that suggestion. With a small stain affecting a couple letters on the title-page, an occasional lighter spot in some of the plates, and part of 1 letter shaved in one caption, but still in good condition. The binding is slightly worn, but is also still good. Lovely coloured views of Vienna when it was the musical and in many ways the cultural capital of Europe.

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        Atlas de la Monarchie prusienne.

      London (=Paris Lejay) 1788 - 4 SS. m. 10 dplblgr. Kst.- Karten v. p. F. Tardieu nach Mentelle, 75 gest. Tabellen auf 76 Bll. sowie 93 ( davon 5 dplblgr.) Kst.- Taf., folio, HLdr.- Bd. im Stile d. Zt. (m. braunem Ln.- Bd. überkl.) Bünden ( st. Besch., best. u. ber., kleine Bezugsfehlstellen, Rücken im Falz z. Tl. einger. ). Philipps 4037 ( f. Mentelle); Jähns 1893 ff.; Kress B. 1449. - Selbstständig erschienener Atlas zu Mirabeaus mit J Mauvillon und J. Thibault verfasstem Werk " De la monarche prussienne sous Frédéric le Grand ". - Enthält eine Generalkarte von Deutschland, Karten von Preussen, Sachsen und der Lausitz, dem Rheinland, Bayern, Böhmen und Mähren sowie östlichen Kaiserländern, Tirol, Schwaben und den Niederlanden. Die über 90 Kupferstiche zeigen militärische Formationen und Anordnungen. Mit den 75 Tabellen. - Die Tafeln sauber und in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Reichs-Stadt Augsburg, nach ihrer Lage, jetzigen Verfassung, Handlung und den zu solcher gehörenden Künsten und Gewerben auch ihren andern Merkwürdigkeiten

      - Folding engraved map of the city. 8 p.l., 205, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. boards (a little marked & rubbed). Augsburg: C.H. Stage, 1788. First edition of this detailed description of Augsburg. Stetten (1731-1808), was one of the most notable personalities of 18th-century Augsburg, active in city government and the arts. He wrote several other works on different aspects of the city, its history, and most notable residents as well as literary works. In this book, Stetten provides much detailed information on the social and political situation of the city, with considerable information on the arts and commercial activities which has made Augsburg such a wealthy city over the centuries. Very good copy. Ownership inscription on free front-endpaper of Joseph Edler von Pilat (1782-1865) and bookplate of Franz Pollack-Parnau. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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