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        Recueil des plans de batailles, sièges et combats, arrivés dans les expéditions mémorables da la guerre de sept ans, pour servir a l'intelligence des oeuvres de Frederic II, roi de Prusse. A Amsterdam, Et se trouve a Strasbourg, chez J. G. Treuttel, Libraire. 1789

      Straßburg, Treuttel 1789. 42 cm. (4) Seiten mit Titelvignette, 19 teilkolorierten Tafeln (davon 18 doppelblattgroß und ausfaltbar) in Kupferstich von Jakob van der Schley nach L. W. F. von Oebschelwitz, Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Thieme / Becker 30, 108 (Schley) - Die Tafeln mit Stadtplänen, Schlachtplänen und Festungsgrundrissen von 1756 bis 1759. In den Schlachtplänen und Belagerungsplänen sind die Truppenstellungen durch Kolorit hervorgehoben. Jeder Plan mit umfangreicher Legende unterhalb der Darstellung. Enthält: 1: Lowositz. 35 x 63 cm; 2: Pirna. 25 x 33 cm; 3: Reichenberg. 25 x 33 cm; 4: Prag, Schlacht 6. Mai 1757. 31 x 46 cm; 5: Prag, Belagerung 19. Juni 1757. 34 x 44 cm; 6: Kolin. 31 x 47 cm; 7: Jägerndorf. 28 x 43 cm; 8: Roßbach. 33 x 42 cm; 9: Schweidnitz. 32 x 34 cm; 10: Breslau. 35 x 39 cm; 11: Leuthen. 33 x 44 cm; 12: Krefeld. Schlacht an der Hückelsmay. 27 x 40 cm; 13: Minden (Todtenhausen) 46 x 56 cm; 14: Hastenbeck. 33 x 51 cm; 15: Bergen. 28 x 24 cm; 16: Stralsund. Plan. 31 x 37 cm; 17: Erfurt. Plan. 30 x 37 cm; 18: Dresden. Plan. 39 x 49 cm; 19: Liste Générale des Troupes de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse. 40 x 46 cm. Durch Kolorit sind die Uniform-Farben der einzelnen Regimenter dargestellt. Rücken erneuert; Vorsätze und Tafeln im unteren Rand außerhalb der Darstellung Feuchtigkeitsspuren; Tafel 13 und 14 unten außerhalb der Darstellung ca. 3 cm angesetzt - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      Amsterdam: J. G. Treuttel. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1789. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Military; Maps, Military; French Revolution; 18th Century; Patial color and b/w; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Recueil des plans de batailles, sieges et combats, arrives dans les expeditions memorables da la guerre de sept ans, pour servir a l'intelligence des oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, roi de Prusse. Contemporary boards worn. Binding sound. 17 x 13.5". Engraved, partly hand-colored table + 17 (18 of 19 total) engraved partly hand-colored battle maps [1756-1759]- primarily large double-page & folding. Occasionally slightly toned but generally clean of markings and tears. On good quality paper. Ex-library - blind stamp on title page. .

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        The civil and natural history of Jamaica

      Third and preferred edition of a cornerstone work on Jamaica. 1789. London.  White and Son. In folio (362 mm x 232 mm). 1 ff. + viii + 503 + 24 ff. + 49 plates & 1 folding map. Contemporary or slightly later half brown calf, boards tooled in blind, spine flat, elegantly tooled and lettered in gilt, gently rubbed, else fine. A good copy, folding map slightly creased, foxing and browning as expected but generally a fine copy with wide margins. Third and considered the best edition ?first 1756; an exceedingly important and comprehensive work on Jamaica. Browne (c1720 ? 1790) was an Irish physician ?correspondent of Linnaeus- and traveller, after spending a few years in the West Indies, he decided to go back and settle in Jamaica in 1746. A lavish production, in a handsome folio and embellished with 49 plates of the island´s flora & fauna by George Ehret, and a large folding map of Jamaica by Thomas Kitchin. The plates are of remarkable significance, as Browne was the first English speaking writer to use Linnaeus´ system of classifying plants in print; these plates are different from those used in the first edition, since they perished in a fire shortly after the publication. Sabin, 8671.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the Country of Southampton

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. First edition. 4to (269 x 205 mm). Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two folding, errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered 262 and pp. 441-442 omitted from the pagination. Later half calf, marbled boards, uncut, a few early annotations in ink, signed "LS", some spotting, fly-title to Natural History bound after Advertisement, some offsetting to text from plates, rebacked preserving original spine (some rubbing, front joint cracked), in quarter morocco folding case. Martin 90; Rothschild 2550; Grolier English 62. Provenance: Sir Benjamin Chapman (bookplate); morocco ex-libris of Frank Hogan . A classic of English literature and a cornerstone of popular natural history. White is admired by modern ornithologists as one of the first observers to record detailed notes of birds and their habitats

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

      London,: John Stockdale, 1789.. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; bound with the final leaf of advertisements, with the title-page in the second state (with Webber's name removed from the medallion), the early state of the 'Kangooroo' (later changed to 'Kanguroo'), and the later state of the 'Vulpine Opossum' plate, and page 122 misnumbered 221; some scattered foxing and binding slightly worn but overall a excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, spine gilt in compartments with original crimson label. First edition: the foundation book of European settlement in Australia.Based on the governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale, this is - as the the official account of the first settlement - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. It describes the events from March 1787, just before the First Fleet sailed from the Isle of Wight, up to September 1788. There is a chapter dealing with the fauna of New South Wales, appendices detailing the routes of various ships to Botany Bay, from Botany Bay to Norfolk Island and from Port Jackson to various other ports, and finally a list of convicts sent to New South Wales. The book also contains some excellent maps by John Hunter and William Dawes, including the first of the Sydney Cove settlement, which shows in detail the buildings and "progress" which had been made by July 1788.Davidson summarises the importance of this volume: 'Being the authentic record of first settlement the work's importance cannot be over-emphasised, and no collection [of Australiana] can be complete without a copy', and Wantrup notes that 'as a detailed and officially sanctioned account of the new colony, the first edition of Stockdale's Phillip is a key work and essential to any serious collection of Australian books'.Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 180; Ferguson, 47; Hill, 1346; Wantrup, 5.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. Représentées par des figures dessinées & gravées par Bernard Picard [sic.], & autres habiles artistes ... Nouvelle edition. Enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l'ancienne édition en sept volumes, & dans les quatre publiés par forme de supplément. Par une Société de Gens de Lettres

      Edited by Poncelin de La Roche-Tilhac: Amsterdam, 'et se trouve à Paris': chez Laporte, 1789-1783-1789-1789. 4 volumes, folio. (15 3/8 x 10 inches). Half-titles. 4 engraved headpieces, 264 engraved plates (6 double-page, 35 folding) by and after Picart and others. Duplicate final text leaf in vol.II. Contemporary French blue half morocco over paper-covered boards, the spines in six compartments with wide semi-raised bands, the bands decorated with a gilt decorative roll and flanked by gilt fillets, the second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, the others with repeat decoration built up from small tools, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of this fascinating survey of the religious ceremonies of the world. A beautifully illustrated work with images that were adapted by Picart and others from various sources, including (in volumes I and II) about 30 plates taken from the famous illustrations in de Bry's description of life in the Americas. Volume II also includes an important series of 15 plates offering a contemporary picture of the life and ceremonies of Jews in Europe. This work is based on Picart's Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde published in Amsterdam between 1723 and 1743 and, according to the title, includes all the plates that appear in the earlier work. The text for this edition appears to have been so extensively rewritten and improved by Poncelin that it almost amounts to a new and separate work. cf. Brunet I, 1743; cf. Sabin 4932.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Company, 1789.. vi,[7]-138,[blank leaf];158pp[blank leaf]. 12mo. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked in matching calf, gilt label. Inserted engraved frontis by Samuel Hill (unsigned in this copy). Characteristic offsetting from frontis to title, some occasional foxing and spotting, several relevant clippings affixed to rear binder's endsheet and pastedown; withal, a very good copy. First edition of the prose work generally accorded status as the first American "novel," its few potential predecessors being more properly categorized as political or religious allegories. This epistolary romance was long ascribed to Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton due to parallels of incident with events in her life, but the attribution to Brown is now canonical. The novel's intended purpose, "to expose the dangerous consequences of seduction," is accomplished, though with a high moral tone, via a narrative of infidelity, suicide and a near miss at an incestuous marriage. The plot's parallels with a reported liaison between Sarah Morton's husband, Perez, and her sister, Frances Apthorp, lead to the earlier misattribution, and a hostile reception by the clergy and the press, leading to anecdotal tales of destruction of copies shortly after publication. In most copies, including all those examined by BAL, the frontispiece is signed by Hill in the plate below the lower frame; this copy does not bear the cutline, and though BAL records that such copies have been reported, implies those reports may be erroneous. However, it was also not present in the Bennett-Martin copy, and precedence (if any) does not seem to have been established. This copy has a number of early 20th century clippings about the book, its rarity, and the question of authorship affixed to the rear binder's endsheets. EVANS 21979 BAL 1518. WRIGHT I:432. WEGELIN (FICTION), p.26.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A PICTURE OF ENGLAND: Containing a description of the laws, customs, and manners of England. Interspersed with curious and interesting Anecdotes

      London, Edward Jeffery, 1789.. 2 volumes in 1, complete set, 1789, each with title page, translated from the French, 12mo, 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages (4), iv, 210; (2), iv, 223, attractively bound in contemporary full tree calf, narrow gilt Greek key border to covers, gilt decoration between gilt bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco labels, edges yellow, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, tiny blemish to surface of leather just above upper label, small label of Easton Neston private library and armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh former owner of Easton Neston on front pastedown, very small piece torn from top corners of 2 pages, small closed tear to 1 lower margin, 2 pages before final page slightly creased in the fore-edge margin, fore-edge margin trimmed on final page, otherwise a very good clean, tight copy. Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz (1743-1812), a German historian, was first an officer, serving in the later campaigns of the Seven Years War, sustaining wounds and retiring in 1763 as a captain. After travelling extensively in Europe, Archenholz settled in 1780 in Magdeburg where he set up as a publicist, founding the periodical Litteratur- und Völkerkunde, which ran from 1782 to 1791. The work offered here is the first English edition. It was originally written in German (1785) but is here translated from a French version. The author covers a very wide range of topics including law, police and punishments, politics, finance, industry, commerce, arts and sciences, the press, religion, national character, food, hospitals, theatre and entertainments, London, coffee houses, British Museum, giving an all round portrait of 18th century life in England. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dunoly Castle

      London: Published by J. Grives, 103 Strand, 30 March, 1789. Colour-printed aquatint with additional hand-colouring. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 11 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches. 16 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches. A wonderful view of Dunoly Castle, Scotland. in the grand tradition of the picturesque English landscape. Dunollie Castle is north of Oban on the western coast of Scotland. It is a castle, now ruin, that was built in the 14th century. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling.At the same time the concept of the picturesque landscape developed amongst artists and printmakers across England and Europe. As an aesthetic theory the picturesque presents an idealized and sentimentalized view of nature. Using this concept, artists strove to depict nature as an aesthetic form, which was designed to evoke awe and amazement in the viewer. This practice developed a visual language for landscape painting that dominated the genre until the onset of the twentieth century. The effects of the picturesque on landscape painting, in a large measure, forms the way we see the countryside today, and the manner in which we perceive and interpret "beauty". According to "the picturesque" nature is wild and abandoned yet it conforms to a symmetrical structure that defines a sense of beauty and visual harmony. This is a wonderful example of a picturesque eighteenth century landscape print. By trimming the image within the platemark and mounting it on a decorative washline background the print has the effect of a landscape painting. The likeness is heightened by the addition of added body colour in the image and the use of a heavy painterly technique of engraving. This practice was common amongst engravers and printsellers who wished to capitalize on this trend for picturesque landscapes of the English countryside.This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 155; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a

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        EL TIO GIL MAMELUCO. Por D.F.V. y C.P.

      1789 - En Madrid, en la Oficina de Aznar, Carrera de San Gerónimo. Año 1789.XVIII + 371 p. + 1 h.12º, pasta espa., rueda dorada en planos, super libris gofrados de Ángel Uriarte, lomo liso, cuajado, tejuelo, firmada ARIAS, en hoja de respeto.Ref:Catálogo de la Colección Cervantina, Givanel, tomo II.416 :"Esta obra pertenece al género de las imitaciones quijotescas" Ref: Palau VII- 35 Cervantina, Falso Quijote, Avellaneda

      [Bookseller: Vindel Subastas]
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        Examen du gouvernement d'Angleterre comparé aux constitutions des Etats-Unis. Où l'on réfute quelques assertions contenues dans l'ouvrage de M. Adams, intitulé : Apologie des Constitutions des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, & dans celui de M. Delolme, intitulé : De la Constitution d'Angleterre. Par un cultivateur de New-Jersey. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais et accompagné de notes.

      chez Froullé, A Londres, et se trouve à Paris 1789 In-8 de VIII-291 pp., demi-veau brun de l'époque, dos lisse orné,coiffe supérieure émousée, une petite fente à la charnière sinon très bel exemplaire. Première édition française donnée par Fabre avec des notes de Dupont de Nemours et Gallois. « Avec le concours de quelques-uns de ses amis, peut-être de Condorcet, Du Pont entreprit de réfuter le livre de Delolme et publia dans ce but, la traduction de l'un des écrits qui, aux États-Unis, avaient porté le coup le plus rude à l'aristocratie, une brochure de Livingston, à la traduction de laquelle il ajouta des notes plus étendues que l'ouvrage et toutes animées du même esprit quoique dues à des plumes différentes. C'est parmi les nombreux écrits politiques qui parurent alors, un de ceux qui donne l'idée la plus nette des vues de la majorité du parti populaire à la veille de la Révolution » (Schelle, Du Pont de Nemours et l'École physiocratique). Sabin, 41646 Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: Printed for the Booksellers, 1789. Hardcover. Very good. A New edition, in which are inserted some celebrated Receipts by other Modern Authors. 8vo. iii,(1),384,(14) pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Three folding plates. Early black polished calf, the boards tooled in blind at the borders, and the spine with gilt bands, blind tooling, and a later lettering piece, gilt. Trace of wear, occasional light foxing, else a very good copy. ESTC T208014.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Die moderne Bau-Kunst, mit Vorstellung Accurater Modellen Vortrefflicher Dach-Werken, Hohen Helmer, Französisch- und Holländischer Creutz-Dächer, auch Wiederkehrung; ingleichen Herrlicher Palläste, schöner Kirchen, Bibliotheken und Thürme, auch bequemer Rath- und Wohn-Häuser; wie auch Verschiedener Arten Brücken, Schleusen, Dämme, Wasser- und Hand-Mühlen, Pressen, Windel-Stiegen oder Treppen und anderer vortheilhaften Maschinen. Welchen angehängt sind, Einige Geometrische und Stereometrische Exempel, Alles nach den besten Regeln der geschicktesten Baumeister herausgegeben.

      Hamburg, Heroldsche Buchhandlung, 1789. - Johann Vogel wirkte um 1700 als Baumeister in Ulm; sein Vater Markus Vogel war dort Stadtbaumeister. Vogels Werk über die Baukunst erschien erstmals (mit 36 Kupfetafeln) im Jahre 1707. Der Großband mit ganzseitigem Frontispiz sowie 58 überwiegend gefalteten Kupfertafeln (fehlend: Tafeln LII und XLV) zu folgenden Motiven (Formate der Tafeln bis ca. 50 x 36 cm): 1. Bürgerliches Gebäude. 2. Grund- oder Werk-Satz eines Schregen Gebäudes. 3. Grund-Riß oder Werk-Satz einer Chorhaube. 4. Grund- oder Werk-Satz zu einer Wiederkehrung. 5. Grund- oder Werk-Satz eines Kreuz-Dachs. 6. Grund- oder Werk-Satz einer Kirche in Dännemark. 7.Durchschnitt dieser Kirche. 8. Gebäude von Holz. 9. Grund- oder Werk-Satz eines schreegen Kirchen-Gebäudes. 10. Eine Hand-Mühle. 11. Ein Gebnäude nach Römischer Art. 12. Palais mit gebriochenem Dache. 13. Palais nach Holländischer Art. 14. Palais auf eine prächtige Art. 15. Auf-Eiß desselben. 16. Hinterer Aufzug. 17. Adeliches Gebäude. 18. Rath-Haus. 19. Gebäude vor einen großen Herrn. 20. Windel-Stiege oder Treppe. 21. Lust-Haus von acht Ecken. 22. Dessen Durchschnitt. 23. Bürgerliches Gebäude von Holz. 24. Dasselbe von Stein. 25. Adeliches Haus von Stein. 26. Brücke von Holz, Stein usw. 27. Kleine Aufzug-Brücke. 28 + 29. Thurn zu einem Palais. 30 + 31. Thurn zu einer Kirche. 31. 32.Thurn von acht Ecken. 33. Eines Thurns Durchschnitt. 34. Zug mit einem Krahn-Rade. 35. Profil des Krahn-rades. 36. Perspectivischer Aufzug des ganzen Krahns. 37. Aufzug vor dem Tret-rade. 38. Schleusse. 39. Ramme. 40 + 41. Mühle in einer berühmten Stadt. 42. Cuppel. 43. Brücke. 44. Perspectivisches Haus. 45. Postamenter von Holz und Stein.46. Schrauben-Zeug; Presse 47. Lust-Haus mit einer Cascade. 48. Kirche nach heutiger Art. 49. Bibliothek. 50. Gebäude nach Französischer Manier. 51. Wasser-Maschine zu Marly. 52. Dachfenster. 53. Problemata. 54. Aufzug einer Kirche. 55. Eine Art von Rammen. 56. Ein Zug. 57. Ein Gatter von Steinen. 58. Gatter von Holz. de 2000 Der Band allenfalls leicht berieben, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Einige wenige (seitlich etwas herausragende) Tafeln mit kleinen Randläsionen, die Tafeln sonst bemerkenswert gut erhalten, sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei.Sehr gutes Exemplar dieses äußerst seltenen, reich illustrierten Werkes, in dem sich die Baukunst des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts in beeindruckender Weise widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 10 Bl. 58 Tafeln. LVIII (58) Tafeln. Blauer Pappband der Zeit (wohl ursprünglicher Einband) im Großformat 37 x 24 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Telluris Theoria Sacra: Originem & Mutationes Generales, quas Aut jam subiit, aut olim subiturus est, Complectens. Libri Duo Posteriores de Conflagration Mundi, et de Futuro Rerum Status.

      Londini Typis R. N. Impensis Gualt Kettilby ad Insigne Capitis Episcopi in Coemeterio Paulino 1789 - FIRST EDITION of parts 3 and 4. 4to, 198 x 157 mms., pp. [xx], 262 [263 - 264 adverts] including engraved frontispiece, engraved illustration on page 149, extensive contemporary annotations on pages 132 - 133, small marginal annotation on page 196, contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red leather label, seemingly rebacked at early stage with old spine laid down and glazed; top and base of spine defective, front joint very slightly cracked. The first two parts of Telluris Theoria Sacra were published in 1681. In those two books, he considered the dissolution of the earth at the flood, the primaeval earth, and paradise. In the third and fourth books, Burnet " discussed the completion of the sacred history of the earth in the coming conflagration of the world and the creation from it of a new heaven and a new earth, similar in form to the original, pristine world, which would last for a thousand years in which the saints would practise devotion to and contemplation of the divine. After the day of judgment, the earth's final state would be that of a star, like the sun" (ODNB). A contemporary commentator, Matthew Mackaile said that the theory was "most Romantick and Antiscriptural" ( Terrae Prodromus Theoricus, 1691). Steele took Burnet's rather gloomy conclusion to Book 3 as an encouragement to be almost hedonistic: in Spectator 143, he quoted Burnet approvingly, having commented "We should not form our Minds to expect Transport on every Occasion, but know how to make it Enjoyment to be out of Pain. [T]he ready way to the right Enjoyment of Life, is by a Prospect towards another to have but a very mean Opinion of it. A Great Author [Burnet] of our time has set this in an Excellent Light." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        I riti nuziali de' greci... - (In fine:)

      Firenze, Grazioli, 29 settembre 1789.In-4 grande. Legatura coeva in pelle maculata, dorso con tassello e fregi oro; minime tracce d?uso. Stemma sul frontespizio ed un finalino inc. in rame in color seppia. 146, (2) pp.; immacolato esemplare su carta azzurrina. Erudita ed elegante pubblicazione per le nozze del Marchese Vincenzo Riccardi con Ortenzia del Vernaccia. Alla fine si trovano componimenti poetici di vari autori. Per il Fontani, autore del noto "Viaggio pittorico della Toscana", vedi DBI e Moreni. Pinto, Nuptialia, 1849.

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        Descrizione istorica dell'Estrazione della pubblica nave La Fenice dal canal Spignon, in cui giacque circa tre anni totalmente sommersa: impresa dal... Senato.. (e) Giovanni Zusto prestantissimo Senatore, e verificata sotto la di lui direzione e comando. - -

      (Venezia), Pinelli, 1789.4to. Contemp. marbled boards. Allegorical frontispiece and 7 most interesting and finely engr. large folding plates, some with glimpses of Venice in the background, showing in detail the various phases of hoisting the vessel La Fenice which had sunk 3 years before in a channel in the lagoon of Venice causing great difficulties to other ships. XXXII (incl. frontisp.), 90, (1) pp.; light damp stain on the plates and lower margin of frontispiece, and plates with a small tear in inner fold. First and only edition of this early account on raising a sunken ship. Cicogna 1458. Morazzoni 263 (with only 5 plates). Riccardi I, 407: «Bella ediz. E' opera interessantissima per gli studiosi della meccanica applicata alla nautica». Edizione originale ed unica. Dettagliata descrizione di una notevole opera d?ingegneria per recuperare una nave con 74 cannoni a bordo affondata nel 1783 in un canale di piccole dimensioni dove causava gravi difficoltà alla navigazione. Con un'antiporta allegorica e 7 belle tavv. f.t. più volte ripieg., dis. da Giuseppe Cason e finemente inc. in rame da Giuseppe Daniotto, che mostrano le apparecchiature utilizzate. Lieve velatura d'umidità sulle tavole e nel margine inferiore dell'antiporta, e strappetto nella piegatura interna delle tavole; legatura coeva in cartonatura marmorizzata.

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        Raccolta universale delle opere. (Manoscritto). -

      Cosmopoli (Venezia ?) 1789.In-8 (196 x 148 mm.). Legatura moderna in pergamena. (2), 306 pp.: manoscritto esemplato nel tardo '700 in una grafia chiara e di facile lettura. Esemplare molto fresco e marginoso. Raccolta di 178 sonetti, canzoni e madrigali licenziosi, scritti nel più puro dialetto veneziano. Baffo condusse una vita irreprensibile ed ebbe importanti incarichi nella pubblica amministrazione della Serenissima, coltivando privatamente la passione per le poesie oscene che componeva in maniera frenetica e instancabile («Me lambico el cervelo zorno e note / Per far sonetti grassi e butirosi, / Per divertir le done e i so? morosi»). Sebbene non ne permise la pubblicazione, si compiaceva dei diversi ammiratori che le facevano circolare manoscritte, per cui la fama di poeta pornografo si diffuse rapidamente. Nel 1771 uscì postumo un volumetto stampato in pochi esemplari per alcuni amici del poeta (uno dei quali fu Casanova), e nel 1789 la "Raccolta universale delle sue opere" con falso luogo di stampa Cosmopoli (da cui provengono probabilmente le poesie in questa raccolta). Un paio di edizioni apparvero nel tardo ?800, ma solo nel 1910 Baffo emerse dalla semiclandestinità e raggiunse la gloria letteraria grazie a Guillaume Apollinaire, che pubblicò una scelta delle sue poesie con un dotto saggio introduttivo, in cui lo definì "le plus grand poète priapique qui ait jamais existé et en même temps l?un des poètes le plus lyriques du XVIIIe siècle." DBI V, pp. 163-166. Cf. Gay III, 924.

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        Provincia di Lodi a norma del compartimento della Lombardia Austriaca pubblicatosi l'anno 1786

      Rara carta geografica raffigurante il territorio della provincia di Lodi dedicata a Gilberto Borromeo Arese. Coloritura coeva. mm 378x400

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        LETTERA NELLA QUALE vengono espressi colle figure in rame e dilucidati colle Annotazioni dal P.D. GIANGRISOSTOMO SCARFÒ Dottor Teologico Basiliano varj antichi Monumenti. Opera dedicata all?Eminentis... D. ALESSANDRO ALBANI... In Venezia, 1789 Per Bonifacio Vizzeri.

      Carton. coevo, cm 24x18, pp (CXXVI), 14 stupende tavv f.t. con inc. di Arnoldus Van Westerhout, Silv. Pomarede, Josephus Philosus. Modesti segni d?uso all?esterno, altrim. ottimo esempl.

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        L'ADONE. Poema. Con gli argomenti, le allegorie e l'aggiunta di pezzi fuggitivi.

      Senza indic. edit. (Masi) 1789 (Codice libreria AN2420) In 16° (16,5) 4 volume, XLIV-491, 482, 463, 384 pp. Preziosa edizione su carta celestina. Completa con ritratto all'antiporta del I. vol., 4 bei frontespizi figurati e 20 deliziose tavole fuori testo incise in rame da Schellemberg, piacevolmente galanti. Pubblicati in fine 8 opuscoli di soggetto amoroso. Ediz. curata da Gaetano Poggiali, che secondo Brunet, III/1434 e Gay, I/42, è la migliore del celebre poema. Vedi anche Gamba, 2002 (nota) e Graesse, IV/481: "Cette éd. soignée par Poggiali est la plus complète". Timbrini nobiliari alle sguardie bianche anticamente cancellati a penna. Esemplare molto ben conservato tranne qualche rossura marginale. Belle legature piena pergamena coeva, doppi tasselli e titoli oro, tagli colorati a spruzzo. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 600

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        Gedanken über die Bildung des Basalts und die vormahlige Beschaffenheit der Gebirge in Deutschland. Neue verbesserte Auflage.

      Braunschweig, in der Schulbuchhandlung, 1789. 8vo (181 x 106mm). pp. 75,( 5). Contemporary calf, floral gilt spine with black gilt lettered label, covers with gilt border. The first edition was published in Leipzig 1787 with a somewhat different title 'Etwas über die Bildung des Basalts und die vormahlige Beschaffenheit der Gebirge in Deutschland'. Graf August Ferdinand von Veltheim (1741-1801) was a German scientist with 'wide ranging antiquarian, historical, and mineralogical interest' (Sinkankas 6834). The work is listed in 'Geologie und Bergbau im rheinisch-westfälischen Raum' by Bartels, Feldmann and Oekentorp and described as follows: 'In diesem Werk argumentiert von Veltheim vehement gegen die neptunische Enstehung des Basaltes, wobei er sich fast ausschliesslich auf die säuligen Ausbildungen des basaltes bezieht. In seinen Überlegungen zur vormaligen Beschaffenheit der Gebirge erahnt und 'inszeniert' er den Wechsel von Land- und Meerverteilungen, Gesteinsbildungen und -abtragung sowie Verrückung von Gesteinen, muss aber selbst die mangelende Beweislage eingestehen'. Geologie und Bergbau im rheinisch-westfälischen Raum no. 5.

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire historique; ou histoire abrégée de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Forfaits, des Erreurs; Etc. Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les

      A Caen, chez G. Leroy. A Lyon, chez Bruyset 1789 Nouveau Dictionnaire historique; ou histoire abrégée de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Forfaits, des Erreurs; Etc. Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les écrivains les plus judicieux ont pensé sur le caractère, les moeurs & les Ouvrages des hommes célèbres dans tous les genres : avec Des Tables Chronologiques pour réduire en Corps d'histoire les Articles répandus dans ce Dictionnaire. Septième édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. 9 volumes complet.Plein veau raciné havane avec roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Dos long orné de pièces de titre et de tomaison. Toutes tranches marbrées. Petits manques en coiffe, coins et plats légèrement frottés (surtout les tomes 7 & 9). Rousseurs très éparses.

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        Emisfero terrestre settentrionale (insieme a:) Emisfero terrestre meridionale.

      Due tavole incise in rame di mm 350x470 raffiguranti gli emisferi in visione polare. Ai lati della carta settentrionale sono poste due tavole dei climi; ai lati di quella meridionale, due tabelle indicano il "valore de' gradi del meridiano e di quelli de' paralleli nelle diverse latitudini". Bell'esemplare assai marginoso. Minima traccia di umidità alla carta settentrionale.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale delineato secondo le ultime Osservazioni

      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. Roma Rome 470 345

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        Poema supra di lu vinu si sia utili o dannusu a li viventi cantatu ntra l'Accademia di li Etnei pri lu Carnuvali di l'annu 1789. Da Giuseppi Leonardi Sicritariu di la stissa Accademia

      ntra li stampi di l'Accademia pressu Franciscu Pasturi 1789 in 16° - pp.pp 304 + 1 carta ritratto - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 1 ritratto f.t. inciso dal catanese Antonio Zacco - Prima edizione - Fioriture, lievi tracce d'umido. Sporadici piccoli fori di tarlo che talvolta ledono il testo sempre leggibile. Per il resto buon esemplare - Rarissimo testo poetico in dialetto siciliano, prodotto da alcuni membri dell'Accademia degli Etnei di Catania, e dedicato al mecenate Vincenzo Paterno' Castello VI principe di Biscari, e figlio del fondatore dell'Accademia stessa, il naturalista Ignazio V deceduto nel 1787.Il componimento contenuto nella prima parte e' una Cicalata, cioe' una lezione o discorso in burla, in rima oppure in prosa, che si teneva nelle Accademie durante le feste, nel nostro caso durante il carnevale del 1789.La seconda e' una raccolta di "poesii" degli Accademici: un lungo "Ditirambu" di Domenico Tempio, un poemetto di Giuseppe Zuccareddu, una "Cantata" dell'abate Vitu Marletta, un "Capitulu" di Giuvanni Sardu, una "Terzina" di Vincenzu Gaghianu, una "Stanzini" di Camillu Reina", due "Sonettu" di Rusariu Pinnisi, un'elegia "Macaronica" di "Petri Russo et Marcellino", alcune "Stanze bernesce" di Gio. Francesco Paterno' e Nicolau Paterno', un sonetto conclusivo di Giuseppe Leonardi. Paleari - Henssler, I, pp. 428-429. Mira, I, p. 510 - Narbone p.165

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        Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des trois Règnes de la Nature: CETOLOGIE.

      Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xli, 28, with 12 (2 double page) engraved plates; ERPÉTOLOGIE. Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xxviii, pp. 70, (1), with 26 engraved plates; OPHIOLOGIE. Paris, Panckoucke, 1790. 4to. pp. xliv, 76; with 43 (4 double page). Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering (hinges weak). The complete section on whales, amphibians & reptiles and snakes by Bonnaterre of the famous and largest encyclopedia of the enlightenment. Of the 26 plates of the section on reptiles 7 concern 'grenouilles'; 6 'tortus' and 13 'crocodiles, lézard, salamandres etc'. It is rare to find these volumes together. Some waterstaining to the inner uppermargin.

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        Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

      Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), 64, with publisher's woodcut device on titles and 30 fine engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, spine with blue gilt lettered label. A very rare item and as far as we know there has not been a copy on the market since decades. The fine plates are by L. Maioli after C. and A. Maioli. "Gilii, Filippo Luigi (1756-1821) Italian naturalist, clergyman, and Director of the Vatican Observatory. For twenty-one years Gilii made twice daily meteorological readings at the Observatory, and it was Gilii who had the meridian line and obelisk placed in front of St. Peter's for readings of the seasons. With the first Argentinean botanist, Gaspar Xuarez (1731-1804), Gilli co-authored the three volumes of Observazioni Fitologiche (1789, 1790, 1792) a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants, their sexuality, form of reproduction, anatomy, etc. Most of the plants had been cultivated by the natives before the discovery of America and some were grown in the Vatican gardens. As the following information shows, it was Filippo Luigi Gilii's co-authoring of Observazioni Fitologiche that brought him to the attention of Ruiz and Pavon and earned him such respect in their eyes that they dedicated the genus Gilia to him" (Quotation copyright and from Al Schneider, . See the section "Biographies of Scientists and Explorers Honored in the Name of Plants"). Very light marginal worming to first 3 leaves. A fine copy. Nissen BBI, 706; Pritzel 3332.

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        Travels in Switzerland in a series of letters to Wiliam Melmoth, in three volumes.

      London, T. Cadell, 1789. 1789 3 voll. in-8° (215x131 mm), pp. VI, (2), IV, 428; (4), 442, (2); VIII, IV, 446; legatura dell'epoca p. pelle picchiettata con dorsi adorni di segnature di volumi e di fregi in oro e titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. 6 tavv. complessive incise su rame, due delle quali ripiegate, raffiguranti, nell'ordine, l'elevazione di un ponte di legno a Wettingen, i laghi di Thun e di Brientz dalla cima del Niefs, una cartografia della catena del Monte Bianco (ripiegata in principio del secondo vol.), raffigurazioni di stambecchi delle Alpi, della testa di un avvoltoio delle montagne svizzere, della catena delle Alpi viste dai dintorni di Berna. Manca la carta geografica della Svizzera in principio del primo vol. Numerose tabelle e ampio indice in fine del terzo vol. Malgrado la mancanza della suddetta carta,, splendido e freschissimo esemplare a pieni margini. Timbri antichi di estinta biblioteca alle pagine del tit. dei tre volumi e segnature ai contropiatti. Lievi sottolineature ad alcune pagine. Edizione di estrema rarità, ignota al Perret, di questa classica opera di viaggi in Svizzera molte volte ristampata e contenente importanti brani di descrizione delle Alpi, esposte sotto forma di novanta lettere inviate a William Melmoth. L'opera apparve originariamente nel 1779 col titolo "Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Switzerland". In fine del terzo vol., "Faunula helvetica: or a catalogue of the quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, fishes, and testaceous animals of Switzerland", vasto catalogo della fauna svizzera attinto alle opere zoologiche di Pennant e Brisson. "Edizione riveduta ed aumentata, rispetto all'originale del 1779, in seguito ai nuovi viaggi del Coxe del '85 e '87. L'opera, pur essendo dedicata prevalentemente alla Svizzera, contiene diverse "lettere" aventi come argomento il Monte Bianco, in particolare la 39 fa la cronistoria dei tentativi di salita fino alla prima ascensione inclusa" (Réan, p. 35). L'opera ha inoltre "ha notevole importanza perché è la più antica a riferire del primo effettivo tentativo di ascensione, compiuto il 14 luglio 1775 da Jean Nicolas Couteran, figlio di un'albergatrice e di un notaio di Chamonix" (Nava, C-1). Il Coxe (Londra, 1747-ivi, 1828), valente storico, fu membro di numerose accademie inglesi ed estere e, fra le numerose cariche che ricoprì, cappellano del Duca di Marlborough. Cfr. Graesse, II, 293 (la dà erroneamente come prima edizione). Perret, 1159. Brunet, II, 399. Neate, C-137. Mathews, 301. Meckly, 057. Garimoldi, n.10. ACL, 79. Haller, I, 753. Wäber, 38. Blumer, 299. Cox, I, 158. Engelmann, II, 924. Lowndes, I, 543.

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        La Henriade, poème, suivi de quelques autres poèmes.

      [Kehl], de l'Impr. de la Société Littéraire Typographique, 1789. 1789 In-4° (320x243mm), pp. (6), 624, bella legatura Impero in piena pelle rossa con ricca bordura dorata a motivi floreali e vegetali inquadrante il perimetro dei piatti. Titolo, filetti e motivi ornamentali e arabescati impressi in oro al dorso. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli dorati, dentelle interne decorate in oro. Antiporta con ritratto inc. di Enrico IV di P. A. Tardieu dal noto ritratto del Pourbus. 10 magnifiche tavole calcografiche a p. pag., una in principio di ciascun canto proemiale, incise da vari artisti (Dambrun, de Launay, Duclos, Guttenberg, Helman, Lingée, Patas, Romanet, Simonet, Trière) da invenzioni di Moreau il Giovane. Fioriture e bruniture sparse quanto usuali, per il resto ottimo esemplare. Riedizione splendidamente illustrata del celebre poema volterriano, qui presente alle pp. 41-262 (le pp. 193-262 sono di note e di varianti testuali). "L'Henriade", composta di dieci libri in versi alessandrini, venne originariamente pubblicata nel 1728 col titolo "La Ligue ou Henri le Grand" e assunse la denominazione definitiva solo nel 1728, quando venne ristampata in forma rimaneggiata. L'opera, di versificazione alquanto turgida, è imperniata sulla figura di Enrico IV e sulle lotte religiose tra cattolici e calvinisti che portarono proprio il futuro sovrano ad abiurare la sua fede ugonotta per salire al trono di Francia. Enrico IV diviene nel poema il simbolo del sovrano illuminato così come venne concepito dalla cultura dell'Illuminismo.Le pp. 1-40 contengono la "Préface du Prince Royal de Prusse", la prefazione di Marmontel, la traduzione di una lettera di Antonio Cocchi al Rinuccini concernente l'"Henriade", l'"Idée de l'Henriade", un compendio degli avvenimenti teatrali. Alle pp. 263 e sgg. si trovano altri scritti volterriani: l'"Essai sur les Guerres Civiles de France", la "Dissertation sur la Mort d'Henri IV", l'estratto dal processo a Ravaillac (l'uccisore di Enrico IV), l'"Essai sur la poèsie épique", i "Poèmes et Discours en vers" seguiti da note e varianti degli stessi. Le pp. 619-624 contengono il dettagliato indice di tutte le opere in versi e in prosa comprese nel volume. Brunet, V, 1760. Graesse, VI, II, 392. Cohen-De Ricci, 1028: "Belle édition...".

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        Voyage autour du monde, et principalement à la Cote Nord-Ouest de l'Amérique, fait en 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788, a bord du King-George et de la Queen-Charlotte, par les Capitaines Portlock et Dixon..

      Paris, Maradan, 1789. 1789 In 4° (27 X 21), pag. (3) 499 e appendice di pag. 46 (1). Una grande carta ripiegata in antiporta con itinerario del viaggio e 21 tavole incise su rame. Legatura coeva in cartone decorato, dorso riparato. Traduzione dall'originale inglese di M.Lebas. L'opera è dedicata dal capitano Dixon a Sir Joseph Banks, baronetto e presidente della Royal Society. Ad una introduzione di Dixon, fa seguito l'opera vera e propria costituita da 49 lettere di William Baresford, commissario di bordo. Seguono l'Appendice I, di carattere naturalistico, e l'Appendice II, con numerazione 1-46, contenente le tavole della rotta dei due velieri. Le pp. 377-378 riportano un glossario della lingua degli indiani Fowtows. Lo scopo principale di questo viaggio fu di stabilire rapporti commerciali con quelle zone oggi Canada, ricche di pellicce. Particolarmente interessante la descrizione delle isole in seguito denominate Charlotte Island, che per la ricchezza e varietà della loro fauna sono considerate le Galapagos del Nord. Ottimo esemplare in barbe e ampi margini. Opera non comune.

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        Anatomicae Disquisitiones de Auditu et Olfactu

      Ticini: Petri Galeatii, 1789.. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover. Front board detached. Rear board almost detached. Ex. Royal College of Surgeons Library. 440mm x 290mm (17" x 11"). [x], 101pp + plates. 16 large b/w plates.

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        La Sainte Bible contenant l'ancien et le nouveau Testament traduite en francois sur la vulgate, par M. Le Maistre de Saci...

      chez, Defer de Maisonneuve e altri 1789-1804 Dodici volumi di cm. 12, pp. 4.000 ca. complessive. Con 300 belle tavole incise in rame per opera di M. Marillier, ciascuna protetta da velina. Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno marocchino verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, filetti ad inquadrare i piatti con rosoni a secco centrali, dentelles interne e sguardie marmorizzate. Tagli dorati. Un abile restauro ad una cerniera del primo volume, una seconda cerniera internamente disunita, qualche fioritura sparsa e dorsi schiariti. Complessivamente bell'esemplare, fresco e ben conservato. Manca, verosimilmente dall'origine, la carta geografica. Edizione originale della celebre bibbia tradotta da Saci ed illustrata da Marillier, uno dei capolavori della tipografia francese di fine '700. Il periodo "rivoluzionario" in cui fu pubblicata la presente opera ne ha reso rara la reperibiltà soprattutto in esemplari completi ed in legatura coeva uniforme. Cfr. Cohen 935.

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        Anatomicae Disquisitiones de Auditu et Olfactu

      Front board detached. Rear board almost detached. Ex. Royal College of Surgeons Library First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover 440mm x 290mm (17" x 11"). [x], 101pp + plates. 16 large b/w plates.

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        Ceremonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. Représentées par des Figures dessinées & gravees par Bernard Picard, & autres habiles artistes ... Nouvelle edition. Enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l`ancienne edition en sept volumes, & dans les quatre publies par forme de supplement. Par une Société de Gens de Lettres. Tome 1 + 2 (von 4) in einem Band./ Tome 1 + 2 ( de 4) en un volume. Ouvrage qui comprend l`histoire philosophique de la religion des nations des deux hemispheres; telles que celle des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonois, des Thibétins, & celle des différens peuples qui habitent l`Asie & les Isles de l`Archipelage Indien; celle des Mexicains, des Péruviens, des Brésiliens, des Groenlandois, des Lapons, des Caffres, de tous les Peuples de la Nigritie, de l`Ethiopie & du Monomotapa; celle des Juifs, tant anciens que modernes, celle des Musulmans & des différentes sectes qui la composent; enfin celle des Chrétiens & de cette multitude de branches dans lesquelles elle est subdivisée.

      Nouvelle edition. 163,1 Seiten, 81 (gezählt 82) Tafeln, 8 davon gefaltet; 156 Seiten, 2 Bll., Tafel 82-162 (gez. 163) davon 10 gefaltet. Einfarbig gemusterte Vorsätze. / 163, 1 pp., 81 (compté 82) tableaux, dont 8 sont pliés; 156 pp., 2 ff., tableaux 82-162 (compté 163), dont 10 sont pliés. Halbledereinband der Zeit auf echten Bünden. / Demi-cuir, dos à nerfs, reliure d'époque. Gr.Folio. (41x 27cm). Halbledereinband berieben, Kanten teils rissig, Kordel des unteren Bündes locker bis lose. Seiten leicht angebräunt, anfangs auch fingerfleckig. / Les coiffes du dos, les bords et les plats sont très usés. Les joints sont partiellement s`éffondues. Le papier dedans est légèrement bruni, les premiers pages avec des tâches d`usures, les pages suivies sont en très bon état. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Mrs. Goodall

      London: Published by R. Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, Nov. 20, 1789. Stipple, colour printed a la poupée. Printed on wove paper. Collectors blindstamp of a star in left margin. Collectors mark not identified in Lugt but attributed to the eighteenth century. In excellent condition. 9 x 7 3/8 inches. 17 x 11 9/16 inches. This charming colour-printed portrait by Robert Laurie depicts the celebrated actress Charlotte Goodall in the character of Adeline in "The Battle of Hexham". Charlotte Goodall (1766- 1830) was the daughter of Stanton, who managed a "sharing company" in Staffordshire. She joined the stage at an early age, and made her first successful début in Bath as Rosalind in "As You Like It." She made a name for herself as a Shakespearean actress in the provinces and quickly joined Kemble's Drury Lane theatre in London. She was primarily a supporting actress, working with such noted thespians as Mrs. Farren and Mrs. Jordan, but she was known for her roles in "breechers parts," playing such noted cross-dressers as Viola in "Twelfth Night," and Adeline in George Coleman's "The Battle of Hexham." It is in this celebrated role, as the cross-dressing Adeline, that Laurie depicts Mrs. Goodall. "The Battle of Hexham" was a three-act musical drama in which an abandoned wife, Adeline, disguises herself as a soldier in order to search for her fugitive husband, Gondibert. Dictionary of National Biography; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 4; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 2872.

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        Entdeckung der verborgenen Schatzkammer der Natur, oder: desselben ober- und unterirdische Reisen durch das Mineralreich. Nebst einem Anhang, von den reichen Silberbergwerken, welche von jeher in dem Chursächsischen Erzgebirge sind betrieben worden.

      335 S. Pappband d. Zt. Meusel VI, 321; ADB XIV, 659 (irrig 1781); Curtis Schuh`s Biobibliography of Mineralogy (Online Cat.), Nr 6; vgl. Ferguson I, 440ff. - Sehr seltene, nicht in den einschlägigen Bergbau- und Chemiebibliographien nachgewiesene einzige, posthum erschienene Ausgabe. "Johann Gottfried Jugel, ein berühmter Montanist und Metallurg des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, über dessen Leben sehr wenig bekannt wurde, wahrscheinlich weil (er) nie eine öffentliche Stellung einnahm. Wenigstens nannte er sich in seinen zahlreichen Schriften nie anders, als `Philosophiae` oder der geheimen Wissenschaft `Cultor`. Geboren 1707 wahrscheinlich in Sachsen, weil er sich daselbst längere Zeit aufhielt - in Zittau und Dresden - lebte Jugel später in Berlin, wo er auch im Mai 1786 starb. Als ein wahrer Polyhistor umfaßte Jugel mit seinem Wissen verschiedene Zweige der Wissenschaft, der Mathematik, Physik, Technologie, Baukunst, Kosmologie, vertiefte sich aber besonders in die Gebiete der Mineralogie, der Chemie, des Berg- und Hüttenwesens. In allen diesen Zweigen, in denen er sich auch schriftstellerisch thätig zeigte, klebt ihm etwas Mystisches und Alchemistisches an. Vorherrschend beziehen sich seine Publikationen auf montanistische und metallurgische Gegenstände und sind, obwohl meist weitschweifig und großsprecherisch abgefaßt, nicht ohne Werth. Mehrere derselben sind sogar für seine Zeit von hervorragender Bedeutung und auch in mehreren Auflagen erschienen" (ADB). - "All his life had been devoted to the investigation of nature, and in some 36 books and papers he had recorded his views in the mathematical, mining, and occult sciences. On account of his reputed knowledge of chemistry, he became a member of the Rosicrucian Society. He was, however, attacked by Kopp, who calls his work a `coagulum of nonsense` and considers that he has given proof that the science of the later Rosicrusians was `pseudo-science of the most contemptible kind.` He believed strongly in alchemy." (Schuh). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Nur vereinzelt leichte Braunflecken. Schönes und sauberes Exemplar dieser seltenen alchimistischen Schrift.

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        Der Geisterseher. Aus den Memoiren des Grafen von O**.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz und gest. Titel. 338 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goedeke V, 177, 26a. Marcuse 101. - Erste rechtmäßige Buchausgabe, hier in einem Exemplar ohne die bei Marcuse erwähnte Druckfirma am Schluss. Das Titelkupfer zeigt "Die Hexe von Endor". - Berieben und bestoßen. Erste und letzte Lagen stärker fingerfleckig. Sonst mal mehr, mal weniger braun- und stockfleckig. Insgesamt stärker fleckiges Exemplar.

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        Mythologia fennica, eller förklaring öfver de nomina propria deastrorum, idolorum, locorum, virorum &c.

      eller afgudar och afgudinnor, forntidens märkelige personer, offer och offer-ställen, gamla sedvänjor, jättar, troll, skogs- sjö- och bergs-rån m.m. som förekomma i de äldre finska troll-runor, synnyt, sanat, sadut, arwotuxet &c. samt än brukas och nämnas i dagligt tal; til deras tjenst, som vela i grund förstå det finska språket, och hafva smak för finska historien och poësin, af gamla runor samlad och uttydd. Åbo, Frenckellska boktryckeriet, 1789. 4:o. (16),112 s. Nära samtida ngt nött hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och tegelröd titeletikett i glättad papp. Grönstänkta snitt. Ryggskinnet lite naggat upptill och bakre ytterfalsen med obetydlig spricka överst. Lagerfläckig, några blad mot slutet hårt lagerfläckiga. Med A. Wiborgs donationsexlibris till Stockholms nation i Uppsala och dess stpl på försättsbladet samt Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Pipping Förteckning öfver i tryck utgifna skrifter på finska 1622. En ny upplaga utkom 1822 och en tysk översättning trycktes i Riga 1821. Med tryckt dedikation till H. G. Porthan. Alfabetiskt uppställd från "Aarni" till "Österbotn". Gananders klassiska arbete rör både finsk och samisk mytologi och var ursprungligen tänkt som ett bihang till ett aldrig tryckt finskt-svenskt lexikon. Det innehåller omfattande citat på finska. "Mythologia fennica" behandlar även mytologiska djur och föreställningar om olika djur, t.ex. underjordiska hästar och hundar, getingar ("en blåkulles fogel"), uttergudinnor, "ormpigor" m.m. Christfrid Ganander (1741-90) var skriftställare och kaplan i Frantzila

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        L'Adone. Poema del cavalier Marino. Con gl'Argomenti, le Allegorie, e l'aggiunta di pezzi fuggitivi, in 4 voll.

      s.e. 1789 in 16°, pp. 4 nn., XLIV, 2 nn., 491; 2 nn., 482; 2 nn., 384; 2 nn., 463; leg. coeva p/pelle con tit. e filetti in oro al ds., tagli spruzz., front. incisi a tutti e 4 i voll., ritratto dell'A. all'antip., carta lievemente azzurrina. Opera ornata inoltre da 21 inc. f.t. Ediz. a cura di Gaetano Poggiali; Parenti, p. 124. Legature del 3° e del 4° vol. un po' allentate e piccole mancanze a 2 dorsi, ma opera rara e fresca. 370/18

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        A Concise Treatise On The Art Of Angling. Confirmed By Actual Experience, And Minute Observations, Exempt From Redundancies, And Superfluities, Which Tend More To Perplex, Than Instruct, With The Proper Methods For Breed

      Second Edition, corrected and enlarged. Frontispiece engraving. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards with the spine and a red leather spine label stamped in gilt. Offsetting to title page from the frontispiece. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine condition

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        Bibliotheca Luxdorphiana, sive index librorum quos reliquit vir excellentissimus Bolle Wilhelmus Luxdorph [...] Quorum sectio fiet Hafniæ ad d.

      14 septembris 1789. I-II. Köpenhamn, C. F. Holm respektive J. F. Schultz, (1789). 8:o. Grav. porträtt,18,(2),1-352 + (8),470,1-88 s. Två oskurna häften i konstfulla blå klistermarmorerade pappomslag med guldpressad delbeteckning på ryggarna. Del I med maskhål i yttermarginalen på de första 200 sidorna. Mot slutet lite småfläckig och med små maskhål i övre marginalen. Del II mestadels tryckt på blåtonat papper. En lagad reva i övre marginalen på s. 333. Sista hälften av inlagan lätt lagerfläckig i nedre hörnet. Maskhål från s. 51 till slutet i den sista pagineringsföljden, mest i yttermarginalen, men mot slutet även in i texten med en del bokstavsförluster. Med en svart monogramstpl "JSL" eller "JLS". Trevligt ex.. Bibliotheca danica IV:583. Den sista pagineringsföljden förtecknar "Libri manuscripti". Bolle Willum Luxdorph (1716-88) började, inspirerad av sin morbror Christen Worm, tidigt i livet att samla böcker och vid hans död omfattade biblioteket runt 15000 volymer och cirka 500 handskrifter. Biblioteket bestod till största delen av humaniora och dansk och utländsk periodisk litteratur. Auktionskatalogen är försedd med ett flertal bokhistoriskt intressanta noter. Böcker ur Luxdorphs bibliotek känns lättast igen på hans exlibris, ett guldpressat elefanthuvud vars snabel kröns av en krona genomskjuten av tre pilar. Det sitter vanligtvis på främre pärm, men ibland även på ryggen

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        Vivarium naturae of the naturalist's miscellany. Butterflies & moths.

      Gross-8°. Mit 134 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Leinwandband um 1850. Zusammenstellung aus den seit 1790 erschienenen Lieferungen. Von den 256 Tafeln des Gesamtwerkes mit Schmetterlingen sind hier 127 vorhanden. Die Tafelnumerierung ab Nr. 400 und höher. - Wenige Tafeln mit schwachem Wasserrand. [4 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Mythologia Fennica eller förklaring öfver de nomina propria deastrorum, idolorum, locorum, virorum &c. eller Afgudar och Afgudinnor, Forntidens Märkelige Personer, Offer och Offer-Ställen, Gamla Sedvänjor, Jättar, Troll, Skogs- Sjö och Bergs-Rån m. m. Som Förekomma i de äldre Finska Troll-Runor, Synnyt, Sanat, Sadut, Arwotuxet &c. samt än brukas och nämnas i dagligt tal; Til deras tjenst Som vela i grund förstå det Finska Språket, och hafva smak för Finska Historien och Poësin, Af Gamla Runor samlad och uttydd.

      Åbo, Tryckt i Frenckellska Boktryckeriet 1789. På egen Bekostnad. (16,(112)s. Samtida halvfranskt band. Exlibris Gunnar Brusewitz. Ur Stockholms Nations Bibliotek. Lagerfläckad

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        Reales exequias, que por el fallecimiento del señor don Carlos III, rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima

      En la Imprenta Real de los Ninos Expositos Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1789. Contemporary limp vellum with late, neatly inked title on spine. Some foxing. Plate lacking lower half and small portion of upper one; a handsome skeleton (memento mori) archer is the focus of what remains. Bookplate sometime removed; rubber-stamps on several pages, including title, reading (yes, in English), "Bought of F. Perez Velasco October 1912.. Folio. [2] ff., 169, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 50 pp., fold. plt. Fr. Rico, an Oratorian, describes the memorial services in Lima on the occasion of the death of King Carlos III, as well as the commemorative art work and its Latin-language epigraphs. Fray Bernardon Rueda's "Oracion funebre que en las solemnes exequias del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos III" has a sectional title-page and its own pagination; the folding plate is of the funeral monument erected in the king's memory.Rare: WorldCat locates only two copies in the U.S.An important source on the social and artistic life of Lima in the decade following the Tupac Amaru rebellion.

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        Essays Upon I. The Law of Evidence. II. New Trials. III. Special

      1789. Morgan, John. Essays Upon I. The Law of Evidence. II. New Trials. III. Special Verdicts. IV. Trials at Bar. And V. Repleaders. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, H. Chamberlaine, [et al.], 1789. Three volumes. Octavo (5" x 8"). Contemporary calf, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs to boards, Some wear to spine ends and corners, front joint of Volume III cracked but secure, another crack near center of text block with a crease through the spine, all hinges cracked or starting. Early and later bookplates to each front pastedown, early owner signature to head of Volume I title page. Light foxing to sections of text, interior otherwise clean. * This title was issued in Dublin and London in 1789. No later editions were published. "The following essays, especially the two first, may be considered as nearly related to each other. (...) It is presumed that these Essays will be of great use, not only to the learned advocate (much engaged in business), and to the student of the law; but that the two first, at least, will be very useful to every acting magistrate, who wishes to discharge his duty conscientiously; and which he cannot do, even when acting ministerially, much less when acting judicially, unless he hath some knowledge of the Law of Evidence.": Preface iii-iv. The author was a barrister of the Inner Temple. His books include The Modern Pleader, The Attorney's Vade Mecum and A Digest of the Common Law. We found no listings of the Dublin edition of Essays in Sweet & Maxwell or other standard references.

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        Lettres originales de Madame la Comtesse Du Barry;

      Avec celles des Princes, Seigneurs, Ministres & autres, qui lui ont ècrit, & qu`on a pu recueillir. On y a joint une grande quantité de Notes amusantes & instructives, propres à donner les éclaircissemens les plus curieux sur les causes des principaux évenemens de la fin du Regne de Louis XV. A Londres 1789. 12:o. VIII,206 pp. First edition. Contemporary full speckled calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments, title-label. Edges rubbed. Small loss at head of spine. Book-plate. Interior nice and clean. 16,5 x 11 cm.. Notes by Mathieu Francois Pidansant de Mairobert

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        Journalisten, eller utwalda samlingar i blandade ämnen hämtade i synnerhet utur de nyaste och bästa engelska journaler; till nytta och nöje för medborgare af bägge könen.

      Profstycke + 1-4. Stockholm, Anders Zetterberg, 1789-94. 8:o. Graverat titelblad,+ (4),+ 188; graverat titelblad,+ (2),+ 62,+ (2),+ 63-124,+ (2),+ 125-86,+ (2),+ 187-248,+ (2),+ 249-310,+ (2),+ 311-74,+ (2),+ 375-436,+ (2),+ 437-98,+ (2),+ 499-560,+ (2),+ 561-622,+ (2),+ 623-84,+ (2),+ 685-746; graverat titelblad,+ (2),+ 190,+ (2),+ 191-380,+ (2),+ 381-762; graverat titelblad,+ (2),+ 776; graverat titelblad,+ (2),+ 766 s.+ 48 graverade planscher, varav några utvikbara. Varierande lagerfläckiga och med småfläckar. Provnumret med liten fuktrand på det graverade titelbladet, små revor i s. (1) och 75 samt fläckar på s. 57-64 och 93-94. Tom I med fläckar på s. 87-89, 177, 231-68 (marginalen) och 725-31, pappersförlust i marginalen på s. 431, reva i marginalen på s. 613, samt en fuktrand överst i inre marginalen på s. 375-420. Tom II med reva i marginalen på s. 172 och 211 och med fläckar på s. 207-08, 421 och 717, solk på s. 384-85 och 618 och svag fuktrand på s. 397-442. Tom III med fläckar på s. 262-63, 393, 527, 667-72 och på s. 126 med solk på den motstående planschen. Tom IV med fläckar på s. 23-26, 263, 313, 467-68 samt på s. 383, vilket är titelbladet för det tredje kvartalet. Nötta samtida stänkmarmorerade pappband med rödstänkta snitt. Åtta volymer. Fjärde och sjunde volymerna med lite defekta försättsblad. Lundstedt 291. "Journalisten", som publicerades med mottot "Omne tulit punctum, qui miscuit utile dulci." utgavs av fortifikationssekreteraren Johan Fredrik Bagge (1744-1805) och läkaren Gideon Herman de Rogier (1738-1814) efter engelsk förebild. Enligt programförklaringen i "profstycket" skulle tidskriften behandla "Alle upptäckter, rön och försök till vetenskapernas, allmänna och enskilda hushållningens samt konsternas och slöjdernas förkovran, alla beprövade grunder och säkra genvägar till det angelägna uppfostringsverkets upphjälpande; alla berömliga och mänskligheten hedrande gärningar; alla avhandlingar till hjärtats och sedernas förbättring". C. D. Josephson och Bengt Hildebrand skriver i SBL: "Tidskriften, som var vackert illustrerad med kopparstick av Fr. Akrel, utkom med ganska brokigt innehåll från 1790 häftesvis under fyra år. Den innehöll t. ex. biografier över stora män (Newton, Voltaire, Rousseau, Shakespeare, Franklin, Rubens, Haydn, Pitt m. fl.), hushållsråd av för 1700-talets ekonomientusiasm kännetecknande slag, små sedelärande berättelser, skildringar av städer och orter samt recensioner av engelska böcker. Men även förekommo bidrag av t. ex. typen »Berättelse om en hisklig, hittills föga kännd orm, som finnes på ön Ceylon» med rafflande innehåll."

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