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         Voyages Autour du Monde

      1782 - et Vers les Deux Poles par Terre et par Mer, Pendant les Années 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774 & 1775.First edition. 2 vols. Seven large folding engraved maps (including one showing Texas & Mexico), one large folding & 2 other folding plates. 8vo. Fine contemporary French mottled calf, red morocco labels to spines, these richly gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, neat library stamp to lower outer margin of half titles. [iv], [5]-432; [iv], [5]-272pp. Paris, Chez Moutard, Born in Toulouse in 1748 the author of this extraordinary work joined the French Navy in 1766 and was posted to St. Domingo. Obtaining leave to travel he sailed to New Orleans and thence up the Mississippi, continuing up the Red River to Nachitoches by canoe. From there he travelled overland through Texas to San Antonio before going on to Mexico City and Acapulco where he took a passage to Guam and then Manilla. Unable to visit China, he voyaged westward through the Straits of Malacca to Muscat and up through the Persian Gulf, finally reaching Marseilles in December, 1771. An ?inveterate traveller? (Clark), Pagès was selected to join the unsuccessful second voyage of Kerguelen in search of the ?Great South Land? in 1773. Since Kerguelen was dismissed from the service and imprisoned, and his account suppressed, the good account of the voyage which Pagès gives is particularly important. It is in some respects fuller than Kerguelen's own, but never once mentions his captain's name, evidently owing to the trouble that had occurred. To complete his travels Pagès sailed in a Dutch whaler to the north of Spitzbergen. After service in the American war he made a second voyage round the world and eventually retired to his estate in St. Domingo where he was killed in the slave uprising of 1793. The author's journey through Texas occupies about sixty pages of this work, and is illustrated by Plate 2, which is entitled Carte d'une Partie de l'Amérique Séptentrionale, qui contient partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Louisiane (approx. 315 by 415mm). The map shows New Orleans and the Red River as far North as Nachitoches in the upper right quadrant, with ?Province de los Texas? to the West, and Mexico, as far South as Acapulco on the Pacific coast, beyond. In addition the tribal lands of Native Americans are marked, including those of the Apaches and Tegas. cf. Hill 1285; Sabin, 58168; Clark I, 285. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Daniel Jenifer

      April 24, 1782. Letter Signed “Daniel St. Jenifer,” as a Congressional Representative for the state of Maryland, one page, 7” X 9”. April 24th, 1782. On laid paper. Reinforcing of margins on verso. Charring along left margin of page resulting in some loss of text. Slight paper loss at bottom left and right side. Fair condition with a large, bold signature.

In full, “Under the sketch of … of British property which you ret’d … office. You have have [sic] made a … remains a considerable part of … [a]bove mentioned property unsettled for … [t]he purchasers who have yet neglected … [re]fused to comply with the terms of Sale … [s]hall be obliged by your favoring me … [w]ith a list of the names and amount of … [t]he property sold annexed to it and also [t]he reason why the Terms of Sale have not been complied with. I should have been glad that you have added the dates of the sales to your returns”

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790) was a Maryland-born Politician as well as one of America’s Founding Fathers. The letter is dated 1782, which signifies that it was written during Jenifer’s last year a representative for Maryland in the Continental Congress. At the date of writing Jenifer was also manager of Maryland’s finances. The letter itself is concerning an issue about the terms of sale, of what ostensibly was seized British property. Jenifer himself was a prominent landholder and lived on a large plantation. The managerial and financial expertise he acquired throughout his life lent itself to the formation of strong opinions regarding the ideal role of the central government. In fact, he would argue five years later to his fellow delegates at the Constitutional Convention that a strong central government was necessary for the financial and commercial stability of the United States.

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         The holy war: made by Shaddai upon Diabolus : for the regaining of the metropolis of the world, or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul / by John Bunyan

      London : Printed, by permission of the former proprietors, for the editor; and now published by Alex. Hogg; and Vallance and Conder, 1782. First Edition. Near fine copy bound in quarter aniline calf over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. . Edition; An entire new and correct edition. Physical description; viii, 343, [1]; [4], 32 p., [1], XIV leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects; Bunyan, John (1628-1688). Spiritual warfare — Fiction. Genres; Illustrated. Novel.

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         Histoire de Russie, tirées des chroniques originales, de pieces authentiques, & des meilleures historiens de la nation. 5 tomes complet.

      Debure, Paris 1782 - Avec deux cartes. Reliure cuir. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The holy war: made by Shaddai upon Diabolus : for the regaining of the metropolis of the world, or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul / by John Bunyan

      London : Printed, by permission of the former proprietors, for the editor; and now published by Alex. Hogg; and Vallance and Conder, 1782, Hardcover, First Edition. Near fine copy bound in quarter aniline calf over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Edition; An entire new and correct edition. Physical description; viii, 343, [1]; [4], 32 p., [1], XIV leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects; Bunyan, John (1628-1688). Spiritual warfare - Fiction. Genres; Illustrated. Novel. 343 pages. Inventory No: 241588.

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         DES ERREURS ET DE LA VÉRITÉ SAINT-MARTIN 1782 ÉSOTÉRISME FRANC-MAÇONNERIE ENSEMBLE BIEN COMPLET DE SES DEUX VOLUMES. OUVRAGE CULTE D'ÉSOTÉRISME ET DE FRANC-MAÇONNERIE.

      Edimbourg, 1782 Interieurs trés frais avec peu de rousseurs sur papier de qualité.RARE OUVRAGE DANS UN TEL ETAT DE CONSERVATION, TRES ESTIME PAR LES COLLECTIONNEURS D'ESOTERISME ET DE FRANC-MACONNERIE. 2 tomes.

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         Rechtswissenschaft von richtiger und vorsichtiger Eingehung der Verträge und Contracte (Iurisprudentia heurematica).

      Göttingen, im Vandenhoekschen Verlage (bzw. im Verlag der Witwe Vandenhoek), 1782-1786. 1.-3. und ins teutsche übersezte verbesserte Ausgabe. 3 Bde. 8vo. Schöne zeitgenössische Pappbände mit geprägten Rückenschildchen und schönem Rotschnitt. (St.a.T.). Eine der ersten großen Zivilrechtsmonographien in deutscher Sprache! - Claproth (1728-1805), Rechtsprofessor in Göttingen, verfasste dieses umfangreiche Werk zum Vertragsrecht. Claproth war der führende Zivilprozessualist seiner Zeit. Nach der grandiosen Zeit von Johann Stephan Pütter war es für die Göttinger Universität nicht leicht, einen geeigneten Nachfolger zu finden. Der hervorragende Ruf der Universität, sie war inzwischen die angesehenste in Deutschland, konnte mit dem Nachfolger aber noch gesteigert werden. Claproths Name bürgte für den guten Ruf der Universität, seine Schriften bestätigen dieses Bild. - I. (3.A.): Erster Theil welcher den allgemeinen alle Contracte und Verträge betreffenden Abschnitt, und die beträchtlichsten Verträge enthält; II. (3.A.): Zweyter Theil welcher die eigentlichen Contracte enthält; III. (1.A.): der Iurisprudentiae Heurematicae dritter Theil. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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         Extrait du Journal d'un L'escadrem de M. Le Comte D'estaing

      No publisher 1782 - First edition, first issue. 8vo wrappers. [2], 158pp. Portrait frontispiece present. A critical account of Estaing's command of the French fleet off Savannah in 1778. No author listed, but Howes suggests authorship of Captain Walsh. An important Revolutionary War resource. Wrappers with wear at spine tips and corners. Text pages with wear at the edges, but with no loss of text. Contents clean and bright. Preserved in a cloth chemise and custom half-morocco slipcase with two spine labels. A very good copy. Scarce in the first issue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         WARREN REVIVED: AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1783.

      Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull, [1782]. - [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor toning, soiling, and dampstaining, some contemporary ink marginalia, handful of horizontal tears reaching some text. Overall good. An exceedingly rare Connecticut almanac printed in the last years of the American Revolution. Includes "The Thoughts of an Astronomer in his Study" on pp.17-19, with a few lines relating to George Washington: "I view'd some stars here in New-England skies, Portending good, as they did set and rise; And now, bright Hesperus, the harbinger of day, Smiles gently down, on glorious Washington's sway; The crowding years roll'd swiftly on to view, The glorious actions he was born to do." Only three copies in ESTC, two at the American Antiquarian Society and one at the Connecticut College Library. BRISTOL B5617. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44286. TRUMBULL 1860. DRAKE 358. ESTC W25176.

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         Carte d’une partie de l’Amérique Septentrionale, qui contient partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Louisiane

      1782 - 32 x 42.5 cm. Importante mapa de México y de su golfo realizado por el vizconde Pierre Marie Francois Pagès (1748-1793). Fue publicado en 1782, en el atlas que acompañaba la obra Voyages autour du monde et vers les deux poles. La Carte d’une partie de l’Amérique Septentrionale comprende el sur de Luisana, la provincia de «los Texas», el país de los «Apaches Bravos», y el México actual, desde Xalapa y Campeche al Sur, hasta Nogales (menciona las minas de Cerro Prieto, Sonora, cerca de Santa Ana) y la Baja California. El mapa ilustra el viaje que hizo el mismo Pagès entre Nueva Orleans y Acapulco, vía San Antonio (Texas), Laredo, Saltillo, San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro y Cuidad de México, donde llegó en marzo de 1768. En él hace mención de varios pueblos autóctonos ("Indiens de Monterrei", Natchitoches, comanches ), así como minas y misiones católicas. La particularidad más llamativa de este mapa es que, al contrario de la mayor parte de los mapas de la época colonial, se trata de un documento elaborado por un testigo directo. Mientras que era más común que los cartógrafos europeos trabajaran desde sus gabinetes. Sencillo cartouche ubicado en la esquina superior izquierda, con leyenda en el ángulo opuesto; también muestra una gran rosa de los vientos. Esta copia se encuentra en buen estado, con colores antiguos aplicados a mano y sus pliegues de origen. Se nota una discreta oxidación en el pliegue central.

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         Romantic Hidden Kerry - Legendary, Antiquarian and Historical Associations, Political, Economic and Social Conditions & Scenic Attractions of the Barony of Corkaguiny. With 25 illustrations and one map.

      First and only Edition. Small Octavo. XIII, Folded Map of Corkaguiny, 656 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering on spine) in protective Mylar. Giftinscription to halftitle. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of wear. This is the cleanest and best preserved example of this rare book we have ever seen ! Absolutely scarce and even more so in this wonderful condition ! One of the best researched and important local histories of Ireland. Includes for example the following essays: Glimpse of a famous Barony / Legend, Romance and History / Life in ancient Corkaguiny / The Christianising of Corkaguiny / Famous Corkaguiny Saints / The Norsemen in Corkaguiny / The Anglo-Normans / Papal Taxation of Corkaguiny / The Desmond Tragedy / Corkaguiny's Calvary / The Undertakers in Kerry / Armada Ships on the Kerry Coast / The 'Sugan'Earl's Revolt / The Cromwellian Butchers / Kerry Wild Geese / Tories in Kerry / Love of Learning in Kerry / Smuggling on the Kerry Coast / The Volunteers of 1782 / Kerry and the 1798 Insurrection / Kerry M.P.'s and the Union / Entering the Gaelteacht / The Train Journey from Tralee to Dingle / Dingle from the 13th to the 16th Century / Dingle in the 17th Century / Dingle in the 18th Century / Smuggling in Dingle / Dingle in the first half of the 19th century / Proselytism in Dingle District / Black Forty - Seven (Black 47) / Dingle in the second half of the 19th century / The Famine of 1879-1880 / The Land War of the Eighties / Dingle in the Nineties / Dingle in the 20th century / The Martyrdom of Tom Ashe / The War of the Irish Nation / The Dingle of To-Day / Antiquities of the Peninsula / Dingle Town and District Antiquities / Minard Antiquities / Kinard and Antiquities / Ballynacourty and Stradbally Antiquities / Kilgobban Antiquities / Killiney Antiquities / Kilmalkedar Antiquities / Caherdorgan and Gallerus / Kilquane / Cloghane / Ballyduff / On the Holy Mountain / Dunurlin / Marhin / Ventry / Dunquin / The Blasket Islands / With a full Index /

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         Naked Man being Wrapped in a Mantle.

      1782.(). Woodcut print after Baccio Bandinelli. Brown line on tan paper. 390 x 255 mm. Nagler, 27. Le Blanc, 27. Kennedy, 168.

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         An Exposition of English Insects: Including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies, & Libellulae

      Sold by Mr White & Mr Robson, London 1782 - (2), viii, (9-)166, (4), 51 plates. 4to. HB. Half leather, marbled boards, corners bumped + worn, spine heavily scuffed. Engraved title-page, plain anatomical plate, 50 engraved plates (only one has been hand-coloured). Lacks engraved frontis. 2nd edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Beauties of Fielding: Carefully Selected from the Whole Works of that Eminent Writer. To Which is Added Some Account of His Life

      G. Kearsley, London 1782 - First edition. Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo. First edition, a beautiful copy of this collection of Fielding extracts, organized into more than one hundred alphabetical headings, from avarice to zeal. According to the final page of ads, Kearsley published a series of "Beauties" of Johnson, Goldsmith, Watts, Sterne, Pope and Swift, "principally intended for the Use of Youth of both sexes ?" A second edition followed in the same year. Cross III, p. 330. Provenance: Charles H. McDonald (pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper); Ximenes (pencil price and note, "$225 ? very scarce"); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label. Some offsetting to margins of title Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Opere.

      Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi,, 1782–3. 6 volumes, quarto (277 x 210 mm). Contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco by Henry Walther (with his ticket in vol. I), spines gilt lettered and numbered direct, 5 pairs of raised bands, two-line gilt border on sides, intersecting gilt semi-circle decoration at the corners, gilt Greek-key roll tool to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, pink silk page markers. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Machiavelli by Gregori after Santi di Tito, large arms of Earl Cowper on each title page, folding plate facing p. 333 in vol. II (showing the layout of an army camp), another facing p. 1 in vol. IV (a facsimile of Machiavelli's handwriting). Armorial bookplates of Sir Robert D'Arcy Hildyard (1743–1814), High Sheriff of Yorkshire. Minor rubbing to extremities, a few scrapes, slight scuff to top edge of vol. VI, library stamp removed from final leaf of each volume (with concomitant faint dampstaining), previous bookplates removed (with tears to those remaining). A tall, clean set. First Cambiagi edition, containing a number of previously unpublished works. The Enciclopedia Machiavelliana remarks that the production of this handsome edition was a "complex editorial operation" involving the garnering of original manuscripts from the grand duke of Tuscany, the viceroy of Sardinia, the Austrian governor of Lombardy, Catherine the Great and Pope Pius VI, and a team of editors headed by the Florentine Jansenist Reginaldo Tanzini (1746-1825): "given their religious and moral convictions, it was natural that the Jansenists should consider Machiavelli, the republican who was an enemy of the popes, as their 'dearest idol.' The name of Machiavelli appears often in their letters, and in Florence it was the Jansenists who edited, 'in crocchio,' ('in a small group') under the supervision of the Abbot Reginaldo Tanzini, secretary of Scipione de' Ricci, bishop of Pistoia and descendant of Giuliano de' Ricci [Machiavelli's nephew], a new and important edition of the works of Machiavelli" (Maurizio Viroli, Machiavelli's God, Princeton UP, 2010, p. 256). This was also the edition that "first spread the news of the translation of The Prince into Ottoman Turkish" (Biasiori and Marcocci eds., Machiavelli, Islam and the East: Reorienting the Foundations of Modern Political Thought, 2017, p. 182). The dedication is to the art collector and patron George Nassau Clavering Cowper, third earl Cowper (1738-1789) and each volume blazons his arms on the title page: "The title and property inherited from his father in 1764 helped Cowper gain a position of importance within Florentine society… In 1766 he became a member of the Accademia delle arti del Disegno (known as the Florentine Academy) and two years later he was elected to the Accademia della Crusca" (ODNB). One of the most important editions of Machiavelli presented here in a restrained but distinguished binding from the atelier of the celebrated Henry Walther, one of the foremost London binders of the period.

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         Copia de la Carta Escrita al Sr. Comandante General por el Vecindario de la Jurisdiccion de Cuencame. [A petition from the inhabitants of the district of Cuencame for protection against the local Indians.]

      1782 - Manuscript in ink. 16pp with an integral blank. Folio. Mexico, 20th February, These three manuscripts are transcripts of the petition addressed by the Spanish settlers in the Cuencame district of New Spain, to the Cavallero de Croix, the General commanding that region, together with transcripts of the letters sent to Don Jose de Galvez, Spanish Secretary of State for the Indies, and to the Viceroy, Governor and Captain General of New Spain, Don Martin de Mayorga, begging their support to the petition.For a period of five years - from 1775 to 1782 - the Cuencame settlers, who were engaged in pastoral pursuits, had been the victims of constant attacks by the Indians, who had incessantly raided their territory, murdered its inhabitants, robbed them of their goods and made off with large portions of their flocks. The farmers had patiently suffered these outrages, in the hope that time would bring about an amelioration in their condition. But the passage of time had only provided a monotonous continuance of the evil and, as the period when the petition was drawn up, things had come to such a pass that the dwindling community was faced with imminent extermination, if military aid were not quickly forthcoming. Accordingly, a conference of the leading members of the community was held, with their mayor at the head, and an urgent petition was decided upon, as the only means left to preserve what remained of their number and their possessions. The appeal is concluded in the most humble terms, setting forth in detail the particulars of the attacks which the colonists had suffered, and requesting immediate relief. It is provided out in the document that, owing to the ever-diminishing numbers of the community through murder and captivity, it had been impossible to keep up the tax required to maintain a force of Militia for the defence of the district, over a frontier that extended for forty leagues, between the Rio de Nazas and the Rios de Buenaval, these unprotected passes enabled the enemy to enter the territory with impunity. What was required was a force, sufficiently strong to be divided into three detachments, in order to close those gaps. The General is also reminded that the farmers had held back from enlisting his support until circumstances had made it imperative for them to do so.

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         Essai historique sur la bibliothèque du Roi Louis XVI

      Belin, Paris 1782 - Le Prince Nicolas Thomas (1750-1818) ~ Essai historique sur la bibliothèque du Roi Louis XVI ~~ ++ Paris, Paris: chez Belin, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques. Et se trouve à la Bibliothèque du Roi, chez le Suisse de la Porte-Royale, rue de Richelieu, 1782 In-12, pp. xxi (3), 372, couverture origine marbrée, Le Prince, bibliographe et littérateur. - Inspecteur de la librairie. - Secrétaire de la Bibliothèque du roi de 1789 à 1792 Guide historique intéressant de la Bibliothèque nationale de France: description des éléments architecturaux, décorations, peintures, règlement intérieur, liste raisonnée des salons, etc. En ce qui concerne les références bibliographiques, nous avons des chapitres détaillés consacrés à des centaines de fonds spéciaux de manuscrits et d'éditions imprimées, avec des listes des principales ¿uvres conservées. Annexe dédiée aux nombreuses bibliothèques parisiennes. Rare édition originale. Voir Brunet, VI, 3114 Bibliography: Peignot, Répertoire bibliographique universel (1812) p. 64; Brunet, Supplément (1878) I, p. 838. A guide to the Royal Library of printed books and manuscripts and its departments, the Cabinets des Estampes, Titres & Généalogies and Médailles & Antiques. The history, arrangement and principal holdings in each department are described in some detail. The principal librarians and other personnel in 1781 are listed at the beginning, from the chief librarian, Bignon, to the engraver, St Aubin, the copperplate printer, Lercullier, and the binder Durand. The final section is ¿Bibliotheque publiques et parliculieres de Paris¿ occupies pages 337¿364. An early owner has copied out Peignot¿s note: ¿Ce petit volume n¿est plus dans le commerce; on le consulte avec intérêt; i. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1500. compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori ... dedicati all'illustrissimo signore d. Michele Sancio

      NAPOLI: Nella Stamperia del Paci, a spese di Andrea Migliaccio e dal medesimo si vendono nel suo negozio, 1782. RILEGATO. DISCRETO. 12 18,5. 17 USATO

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         THE WATERY GODS [caption title]

      [London, 1782. Broadside, measuring 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Very good plus. A song sheet commemorating Rodney's naval victory over the French fleet under the command of the Comte de Grasse off Dominica in the West Indies. The Battle of the Saintes was a naval battle that took place over four days in April 1782, in which the British defeated the French fleet whose aim was the capture of Jamaica. This nine verse, six line song tells the tale of the sea gods wakened by the fight and amazed at the glorious victory of the British. ESTC locates four copies - two at the British Library, one at the Bodleian, and one at New York Public. Those records mention a woodcut illustration, which has been neatly trimmed off the top of the sheet and is not present here. ESTC T10517.

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         Les oeuvres de François Rabelais Docteur en Médecine. Tome premier (.quatrième)

      s.t., Genève 1782 - Legature coeve in piena pelle con cornici oro ai piatti, fregi, fili e titolo oro al dorso. Antica firmetta di appartenenza ai frontespizi e ex libris al contropiatto. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. 12mo (cm. 11,7), 4 Voll., 4 cc.nn. (compreso ritratto dell A. inciso in antiporta), 294 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 347 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 276 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 224 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Théorie des Machines simples, en ayant égard au frottement de leurs parties et a la roideur des Corages. Piece qui remporté le Prix double de l'Academie des Sciences pour l'année 1781.

      Moutard, Paris 1782 - Extremely rare offprint, with imprint three years before publication in journal form, of this important memoir in which Coulomb created the science of friction. ?Coulomb?s most celebrated study, one that brought him immediate acclaim, was ?Théorie des machines simples,? his prize-winning friction study of 1781. He investigated both static and dynamic friction of sliding surfaces and friction in bending of cords and in rolling. From examination of many physical parameters, he developed a series of two-term equations, the first term a constant and the second term varying with time, normal force, velocity, or other parameters. In agreement with Amontons?s work of 1699, Coulomb showed that in general there is an approximately linear relationship between friction and normal force; but he extended the investigation considerably to show complex effects due to difference in load, materials, time of repose, lubrication, velocity, and other considerations. Coulomb?s work in friction remained a standard of theory and experiment for a century and a half, until the advent of molecular studies of friction in the twentieth century. To quote Kragelsky and Schedrov?s recent monograph ([Development of the Science of Friction - Dry Friction (1956)], p. 52) on the history of friction: ?Coulomb?s contributions to the science of friction were exceptionally great. Without exaggeration, one can say that he created this science? (Gillmor in DSB III.442). The Théorie was delivered orally in 1781 and it won an important prize of the Academy of Sciences, a fact advertised on the title: ?Piece qui a remporté le Prix double de l?Académie des Sciences pour l?Année 1781.? It was published in 1785 in Tom. X of the Mémoires de Mathématique et de Physique Présentés à l?Académie Royale des Sciences, Par Divers Savans, pp. 161-332. The completely different pagination (and signatures) establish the present work as a separate publication, and it was almost certainly intended for limited distribution (Academy members, etc.). OCLC lists three copies of this offprint worldwide: Harvard, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (2 copies or a duplicate record?). No copies located in auction records.?During the period 1720-1793 the Academy offered numerous prizes in essay contests. Capturing one of the handsome awards was not always a guarantee of entrance into the Academy, but those who did win found themselves among an impressive group which included Pierre Bouguer, three Bernoullis (Johann, Johann II and Daniel), Euler, Lagrange, Bossut and Bailly. The contests fell into two main categories, astronomy and maritime ??The Academy had proposed for the prize for 1779 (and again for 1781), the solution of problems of friction for sliding and rolling surfaces, the resistance to bending in cords and the application of these solutions to simple machines used in the navy. There existed so many friction theories and experimentally determined constants that it was specifically indicated that the contestants must examine ?the effects resulting from the stiffness of ropes, being determined after new experiments made on the full scale; it is required also, that the experiments be applicable to machines utilized in the Navy, such as the pulley, the capstan, and the inclined plane.? The solutions of some of these problems were of the highest priority. For example, the data on inclined planes would be used in constructing arrangements for ship launchings. Coulomb noted that often when ships were launched by sliding down ways they would stick halfway down, the ways would catch fire from the generated heat or the ship would fall over and possibly suffer major damage ?.?In the preface to ?Theory of Simple Machines? Coulomb discussed the existing work on friction ? the original hypothesis of Amontons and the experimental variances found by Musschenbroek, Camus and Desaguliers. He criticized the neglect of deformation considerations in previous work. Camus and Desaguliers had noted that frict

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         Di Aneddoti Viniziani Militari, ed Amorosi del Secolo Decimoquarto Sotto I Dogadi di Giovanni Gradenigo e di Giovanni Dolfin

      Venice: Modesto Fenzo, 1782. First edition, thick paper issue. Woodcut title device. [ii], xxiv, 244 pp. 8vo (6 x 4-1/4 in.; 152 x 108 mm). Contemporary flexible boards, pink paper backstrip with ms. title on spine. Covers soiled, textblock a bit shaken, a few stains to text, two small clean marginal tears on leaf I1. First edition, thick paper issue. Woodcut title device. [ii], xxiv, 244 pp. 8vo (6 x 4-1/4 in.; 152 x 108 mm). First edition of this rare adaptation of Madame Tencin's romance La Siège de Calais (1739), which Casanova admitted he wrote only for money, simply changing the characters and scene. "The siege of Calais has become the siege of Nona near Zara, and the protagonists, Venice and Hungary, instead of France and England" (Childs, p. 57). Casanova signs the preface in type on page x. Childs notes copies printed on light and thick paper, the light paper copies likely reserved for presentation and omitting the "Avviso," which is present in this copy. OCLC notes 5 copies, of which 3 are in the United States. Childs XXVII; Pollio, pp. 88-91

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         Antique Master Print-THE FORTUNE TELLER-GYPSY-PALMISTRY-Bartolozzi-Reynolds-1782

      - Plate : 'The Fortune Teller'. A woman in gypsy dress, standing at left, reads the palm of a shy young girl, sitting on the lap of a boy in a plumed cap; landscape beyond at left. Copperplate engraving / stipple engraving on a verge type of hand-laid paper. Hand colouring. Description: This original antique print was published in London, dated 1782.Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by F. Bartolozzi after Joshua Reynolds. Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was a famous Italian engraver known for his refined stipple engraving, whose most productive period was spent in London. Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an influential English painter of the 18th century. He specialised in portrait painting and the 'Grand Style' of painting, which emphasises on idealisation of the imperfect. Condition: Good. Paper slightly browned and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. A few spots and stains in the margins. Small tear top edge, not affecting image; repaired. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B6-37 The overall size is ca. 18.7 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 47.5 x 40 cm. The image size is ca. 42 x 34.5 cm.

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         Les confessions de J. J. Rousseau: suivies des Reveries du promeneur solitaire, Volume 1 + 2

      Genf, 1782. 471 +295 p Ledereinband 2 Bände mit beschädigtem Ledereinband,aber gut erhaltenem Buchblock und Text.

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         Les oeuvres de François Rabelais Docteur en Médecine. Tome premier (...quatrième)

      s.t, 1782. 12mo (cm. 11,7), 4 Voll., 4 cc.nn. (compreso ritratto dell’A. inciso in antiporta), 294 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 347 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 276 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 224 pp. Legature coeve in piena pelle con cornici oro ai piatti, fregi, fili e titolo oro al dorso. Antica firmetta di appartenenza ai frontespizi e ex libris al contropiatto. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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         Rare Antique Master Print-FRUIT MARKET-MONKEY-SQUIRREL-Earlom-Snyders-1782

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'A Fruit Market.' - A woman with a basket of purchases samples a plum held out to her by the salesman. Beside the women is a large table with all sorts of fruit. A monkey overturns a basket on which a squirrel sits. Mezzotint engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This print originates from: From the set of four mezzotints by Earlom known as 'the Markets'. After paintings that were present in the Houghton collection (sir Robert Walpole's celebrated collection). A large part of this collection was sold to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1779 and remains today one of the greatest parts of the Hermitage Museum collection in St. Petersburg. Rare. Published by John Boydell in London, 1782. The figures in the original painting were originally attributed to Jan Boeckhorst (hence the name Long John beside Snyders). Joseph Farington made an intermediary drawing of the painting as a design for this mezzotint.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Richard Earlom' after 'Frans Snyders'. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknowned English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Frans Snyders (1579-1657) was a reknown Flemish painter of animals and still lifes. Condition: Very good, given age. Minor restorations to small tears in the left and right margin (backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. The lower margin with several small damages, all backed with paper and acid-free archival tape. A very nice impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-12 The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 17.6 inch. The image size is ca. 22.4 x 16.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 44.8 cm. The image size is ca. 57 x 41.5 cm.

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         Storia Ecclesiastica Dallo stabilimento della Chiesa sino al presente

      NAPOLI: A Spese ed Appresso Gaetano Castellano, 1782. rilegato. BUONO. 19 24. USATO

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         The Beauties of Fielding: Carefully Selected from the Whole Works of that Eminent Writer. To Which is Added Some Account of His Life

      London: G. Kearsley, 1782. First edition. Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label. Some offsetting to margins of title. First edition. Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo. First edition, a beautiful copy of this collection of Fielding extracts, organized into more than one hundred alphabetical headings, from avarice to zeal. According to the final page of ads, Kearsley published a series of "Beauties" of Johnson, Goldsmith, Watts, Sterne, Pope and Swift, "principally intended for the Use of Youth of both sexes …" A second edition followed in the same year. Cross III, p. 330. Provenance: Charles H. McDonald (pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper); Ximenes (pencil price and note, "$225 … very scarce"); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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         44 Antique Prints-LATHE-TURN LOCKSMITH-Panckoucke-1782

      - Title: Tourneur; Attelier; Tour en Bois; Tour en Fer; Filieres et Tarots; Compas; Outils; Meules; Tour en l'air; etc. (Lathe, Turn Locksmith; workshop, tools and methods.). Set of 44 prints. Only 4 prints shown. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Plates 9,12,13,14,15,20,44 double size. Description: These plates originate from 'Encyclopedie Methodique ou par ordre de matieres .' published between 1782-1832 by Panckoucke. This is one of the most extensive of all encyclopaedias ever produced. It is in fact a much enlarged and re-arranged edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie. Its famous predecessor: 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers .' was originally published in folio under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates, between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Charles-Joseph Panckoucke (1736-1798) was a French writer and publisher, notable for the Encyclopédie Méthodique. His partner was Henri Agasse, married to his daughter Therese-Charlotte, who finished the last 166 volumes after Charles-Joseph died. His son Charles Louis Fleury Panckoucke continued in the writing and publishing business as well. Robert Benard (fl. 1750-1785) direxit. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Fine. General age ralated toning and occasional light staining. Irregular paper edges from uncut sheets. Irregular left paper edge with some small holes from binding, not effecting images. Storage location: A57-15 The overall size is ca. 9.3 x 12.6 inch. The image size is ca. 6.1 x 9.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 23.5 x 32 cm. The image size is ca. 15.5 x 23.5 cm.

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         Ornamenti Diversi Inventati Disegnati ed eseguiti Da Giocondo Albertolli Professore d'Ornati nella Reale Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano Incisi da Giacomo Mercoli Luganese Si vendono dallo stesso Albertolli in Milano

      Milan, Giocondo Albertolli, [1782]-1787-1796 (but probably issued c. 1796). A series of influential works documenting both interior decoration completed by Giocondo Albertolli and ornament he had observed on his travels around Italy. One of the most important taste-makers of his day, Albertolli was the professor of drawing and ornament in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where he taught his own brand of neoclassicism to an entire generation, from the founding of the academy in 1776 until 1812. These three works - together with a Corso elementare di ornamenti architettonici, a suite of twenty-eight plates published in 1805 - became the "principale strumento didattico a disposizione degli allievi della scuola d'ornato" (Giuseppe Beretti), and further spread Albertolli's ideas in Italy and abroad. Bound with Albertolli, Giocondo. Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti di Giocondo Albertolli Professore nella Reale Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milano Incisi da Giacomo Mercoli e da Andrea de Barnardis MDCCLXXXVII. Bound with Albertolli, Giocondo. Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno pubblicata da Giocondo Albertolli Professore Nella Reale Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milano L'Anno MDCCXCVI. Parte terza. Si ritrova presso allo stesso Albertolli in Milano.Albertolli, Giocondo Bedano 1742 - 1839 Milan Ornamenti Diversi Inventati Disegnati ed eseguiti Da Giocondo Albertolli Professore d'Ornati nella Reale Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano Incisi da Giacomo Mercoli Luganese Si vendono dallo stesso Albertolli in Milano. Bound with Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti di Giocondo Albertolli Professore nella Reale Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milano Incisi da Giacomo Mercoli e da Andrea de Barnardismdcclxxxvii. Bound with Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno pubblicata da Giocondo Albertolli Professore Nella Reale Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milano L'Annomdccxcvi.Parte terza. Si ritrova presso allo stesso Albertolli in Milano. Milan, Giocondo Albertolli, [1782] - 1787 - 1796 [but probably issued together circa1796] Three parts in one volume, broadsheets (627 × 483 mm). i: Ornamenti diversi, (24) ff., comprising engraved title (transcribed above), engraved dedication by Albertolli to the architect Giuseppe Piermarini (dated at Milan, 25 February 1782), and twenty-four numbered plates of vari­ous sizes (platemarks 225 × 155 mm to 465 × 265 mm; nos. xxi-xxiv imposed in pairs on two sheets) engraved by Giacomo Mercoli (nos. ii-iii, iv dated 1778, v-xi, xii dated 1781, xiii, xiv dated 1782, xv-xvi, xvii dated 1781, xviii-xx) and Carlo Antonio Aspari (nos. i, xxi-xxiv) after designs by Giocondo Albertolli. ii: Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale, (26) ff., comprising engraved title (transcribed above), engraved dedication by Albertolli to Count Johann Joseph Wilczek (dated at Milan, 20 May 1787), letterpress address L'Autore a chi legge (printed on recto and verso of one leaf), and twenty-three numbered plates (platemarks mostly 460 × 320 mm) engraved by Giacomo Mercoli (nos. iii, vii, ix, xii-xv, xvi dated 1785, xvii, xx-xxi, xxiii) and Andrea de Bernardis (nos. i-ii, iv-vi, viii dated 1784, x, xi dated 1787, xviii-xix, xxii) after designs by Giocondo Albertolli (xxiii dated 1788). iii: Miscellanea, (22) ff., comprising engraved title (tran­scribed above), engraved dedication by Albertolli to Lodovico Galeazzo Busca Arconati Visconti, marchese di Lomagna (dated at Milan, 2 April 1796), and twenty num­bered plates of various sizes (platemarks 265 × 270 mm to 490 × 540 mm; nos. xii-xiii achieved by two matrices) engraved by Giacomo Mercoli (nos. i-ii, iv-vi, viii, xix), Michelangelo Mercoli (nos. x dated 1795, xii/b, xx), Giuseppe Longhi (no. iii dated 1792), Girolamo Mantelli (no. xv dated 1796; a stipple engraving), and Raffaello Albertolli (nos. vii, ix, xi, xii/a, xiii/a-b, xiv, xvi dated 1794, xvii-xviii both dated 1793; nos. vii, xi, xvi, xvii, xviii printed in sepia), after designs by Giocondo (nos. i - x, xi dated 1793, xii/b, xvi, xix-xx) and his son Raffaele Albertolli (nos. xiv, xv, xvii, xvii). paper the three parts printed on the same thick laid paper watermarked v m, except sheet of letterpress (in part ii) printed on a similar, unwatermarked paper; lower deckle edge occasionally preserved by the binder. Extra-illustrated with a hand-coloured print Tria pavimenta tessellata Romani operis ... quae in agro Wintertoniae, Lincolniensis... annomdccxlviiprimum reperiebantur | Drawn by W. Fowler Winterton 1796 | Engraved by J. Hill London from William Fowler's Engravings of the principal mosaic pave­ments (1796-1804) bound in as a frontispiece (this plate alone some­what browned). 1 provenance Earls of Mansfield and Mansfield, Scone Palace, Perthshire -- Christie's, 'Scone Palace & Blairquhan: The Selected Contents of Two Great Scottish Houses', London, 24 May 2007, lot 329 Occasional spotting in margins and light marking, other­wise a clean and crisp copy. Edges and corners of the binding slightly rubbed and scuffed. binding contemporary English half-calf over marbled boards, back decorated in gilt. A series of influential works documenting both interior decoration completed by Giocondo Albertolli and ornament he had observed on his travels around Italy. 'One of the most important taste-makers of his day', 2 Albertolli was the professor of drawing and ornament in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where he taught his own brand of neo­classicism to an entire generation, from the founding of the academy in 1776 until 1812. These three works - together with a Corso elementare di ornamenti architettonici, a suite of twenty-eight plates published in 1805 - became the 'principale strumento didattico a disposizione degli allievi della scuola d'ornato', 3 and further spread Albertolli's ideas in Italy and abroad. 4 In 1774, upon the success of decorations completed in Parma and Tuscany, Albertolli had been invited by the imperial and royal architect, Giuseppe Piermarini, to decorate the Palazzo Arciducale in Milan. The first work in our volume, Ornamenti diversi (1782), records on fifteen plates stucco ceiling decorations he designed for the 'Camere di Conver­sazione', 'Camere da Letto', 'Gabinetto nobile', 'Gabinetto famigliare', and 'Sala di Udienza', and also two-light and four-light girandoles 'situato lateralmente alle Caminiere' (see Fig. 3). 5 Three plates document Albertolli's decorations in the 'Sale di Compagnia' of the Villa Reale in Monza, 6 and another a ceiling he designed for the Palzzazo Casnedi (1776) in Milan. 7 These three projects also had been undertaken at the behest of Piermarini, and it is no surprise that Albertolli dedicates the publication to him, crediting Piermarini for bringing back good taste to Milan. The rest of the Ornamenti diversi is not linked to specific projects: four plates are designs for sculptured ornament emblematic of the 'Belle Arti', 'Scienze', 'Musica', 'Pastorale' (pls. xxiii-xxiv); one is drawn after the antique (pl. i: 'Il presente Ornato é preso dall'antico, e fú inciso anche nel Cinquecento, trovandosene ancora qualche coppie in alcune racolte d'Italia'). [img-2758-left-large_default] Fig. 1 A Roman mask of Medusa, drawn by Giocondo Albertolli and engraved by his son Raffaele for students at the Accademia di Brera in Milan (from Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno, pl. xvi i; platemark 297 × 350 mm) [img-2755-left-large_default] Fig. 2 Candelabro in grande designed by Giocondo Albertolli for the Palazzo Belgiojoso d'Este in Milan (from Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale, pl. xv; platemark 465 × 310 mm) [img-2757-left-large_default] Fig. 3 Two-light girandole designed by Giocondo Albertolli for the Palazzo Arciducale in Milan (from Ornamenti diversi, pl. xix; platemark 420 × 265 mm) Albertolli's second work, Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti, dedicated in 1787 to the governor-general of Milan, Johann Joseph Wilczek (1738-1819), also com­bines designs for completed projects with plates of architectural details drawn after the antique, but is altogether less technical than its predecessor. In a letterpress address 'L'Autore a chi legge', the author indicates that it is intended 'di giovane all'avanzamento de'giovane', and proceeds to elaborate his teaching theory. Four plates in the new work are plans, profiles, and details of the ceiling and cornices of the 'Sala de pransi' in the Villa Reale in Monza, and another two plates show a carved door, and two stools and a sofa designed by Albertolli for its other rooms; 8 four plates document a fireplace and overmantel, a three-light girandole, a doorway, and a fireplace 'in marmo di Carrara' designed for the Palazzo Arciducale in Milan; 9 four plates show the ceilings of two rooms and an 'Ornamento di un altare' designed for the Palazzo Belgiojoso d'Este in Milan (remodelled by Piermarini 1772-1781) (see Fig. 2); 10 one plate shows a faldistorio commissioned by Archbishop Filippo Maria Visconti for the Duomo; 11 and another plate a frieze commissioned by Christian Wilhelm Steinauer, director of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (pl. xxiii). Other decoration documented in Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale is not precisely identified: three candleholders designed 'per alcuni amici dell'Autore' (pl. xix), table silver designed 'per un Cavaliere Cremonese' (pls. xx-xxii); and two types of Corinthian capitals drawn from the antique (pls. xi-xii), 12 probably associated with models of Corinthian capitals made by Albertolli for the architect Carlo Vanvitelli, for use in his church of SS. Annun­ziata in Naples, or perhaps with a model 'three Roman palms high' made for Piermarini. 13 [img-2756-left-large_default] Fig. 4 Marble bas-relief designed by Giocondo Albertolli for the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in Lugano (from Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno, pl. xix; platemark 333 × 172 mm) In his third publication, the Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno (1796), dedicated to Lodovico Galeazzo Busca Arconati Visconti, marchese di Lomagna (1758-1841), Albertolli presents examples of ornament (none of his own projects) intended to help stu­dents design and later compose ornament. Eight plates show carved ornament presumably drawn by Albertolli on his travels in Rome and Tuscany: details of two fragments in the Orti Farnesiani (pls. i-ii), 'un Basso-rilievo in marmo lavorato di Cinquecentisti' (pl. iv), 'un pilastro nella Casa detta dell'Opera del Duomo in Firenze' (pls. vi, viii), 'uno de balaustri di marmo che si vedono alla scala del Pulpito nel Duomo di Siena' (pl. xiii/b), an unspecified bas-relief (pl. xvi), and 'un Bassorilievo in marmo, che si vede in uno de'pilastri delle porte sulla facciata della Insigne Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lugano' (pl. xix) (see Fig. 4). 14 A plate inscribed 'Tratto da una scultura in bronzo di Benvenuto Cellini Fiorentino' (pl. xx) may have been drawn after an object observed in Tuscany. Five plates present the eagle, either drawn from life or with the laurel wreath and snake, latterly adopted as the symbols of the Cisalpine Republic: 'Studio d'Aquila nella sua natu­rale grandezza' (pl. iii), 'Dal vero, della stessa grandezza' (pl. v), a plate without any inscription (pl. vii), 'Dal naturale l'anno 1794' (pl. ix), a plate without any inscrip­tion (pl. xi, dated 1793). 15 Another presents 'Cornucopia simbolo d'abbondanza' (pl. x). Some of Giocondo Albertolli's drawings for the Miscellanea were engraved by his son, Raffaele (1770-1812), a student in the Brera and later pupil of Appiani, who became an Academician of the Brera in 1803, and thereafter assisted his father in the school of orna­ment. Some plates were both drawn and engraved by Raffaele, including several in aquatint, a technique which he is said to have introduced into Milan. Raffaele's designs show heads in profile (pls. xii/a, xiii/a-b, xiv), an eagle 'Dal naturale' (pl. xv dated 1796), and a 'Medusa tratta dall'antico' (pls. xvii-xviii), apparently a Roman copy of a Greek original (of the type of the Rondanini Medusa in Munich) (see Fig. 1). The original issue of the Ornamenti diversi is reputed to be printed on smaller and less white paper than the subsequent issues and two succeed­ing works, 16 but this has proved impos­sible to ver­ify. Albertolli himself states that the original issue of Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale was 'stampate in carta d'Olanda'. 17 As the title and dedication of that work are dated 1787, and one plate (pl. xxiii) is dated 1788, an identifying fea­ture of the origi­nal issue is probably the absence of this twenty-third plate. 18 The three works were often issued together. The British Library has a copy (Cup. 648. h. 20) printed on an unwatermarked laid paper, but otherwise like our own. In a second British Library copy (1899 p. 24), the leaf of letterpress in Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale is re-set, 19 and all the plates in the Miscellanea printed in black (a similar copy is in the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 51.H.52). A new edition of the three works was published 'Presso gli editori Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi... e dagli eredi Albertolli' in 1843. 20 references Leopoldo Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal Conte Cicognara (Pisa 1821), nos. 390-392; Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin (1939), nos. 595 (parts i-ii, early issue of part ii comprising twenty-two plates) and 596 (parts i-iii, later issue of part ii, lacking dedications in iii); British Architectural Library, Early printed books 1478-1840. Vol. 1, A-D (London 1994), nos. 64, 61, 63 (in one volume); Enrico Colle, Giocondo Albertolli: i repertori d'ornato: the repertoires of decoration (Cinisello Balsamo 2002), pp.44-55: 'Giocondo Albertolli: biographical details useful for the history of neoclassical ornament'; Il trionfo dell'ornato: Giocondo Albertolli (1742-1839), catalogue of an exhibition by Enrico Colle and Fernando Mazzocca, Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Züst, Rancate (Cinisello Balsamo 2005) 1. See Colin Franklin, 'William Fowler of Winterton' in The Book Collector 53 (2004), pp.381-412. 2. Mary L. Myers, Architectural and ornamental drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, the Bibiena Family, & other Italian draughtsmen, catalogue of an exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York 1975), p.11. 3. Giuseppe Beretti, 'Giocondo Albertolli: le volte per il Palazzo Arciducale di Milano e la "nuova maniera d'ornare"' in Rassegna di studi e di notizie 21 (1997), p.68, citing a statement of Giuseppe Bossi, Secretary of the Brera from 1801-1807; see also, Anna Finocchi, 'La scuola d'ornato dell' Accademia di Brera e Giocondo Albertolli' in Architettura in Emilia-Romagna dall'illumi­nismo alla restaurazione: atti del convegno (Florence 1977), pp.159-169. 4. On the use of Albertolli's engraved works in England, for example, see Roger Smith, 'Benjamin Vulliamy's Library: A Collection of Neo-Classical Design Sources' in The Burlington Magazine 141 (1999), p.334. 5. Ornamenti diversi (1782), pls. ii-x, xiv-xvii, xix-xx. Beretti, op. cit., 1997, pp.55-98, figs. 2-7, 8-11, 13-18 (twelve plates and three associated drawings); Fernando Mazzocca, 'Palazzo di Corte (o Arci­ducale), poi Palazzo Reale' in Milano Neoclassica (Milan 2001), pp.131-152 (pls. iv, vi, ix, xvi); Il trionfo dell'ornato: Giocondo Albertolli (1742-1839), catalogue of an exhibition, Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Züst, Rancate (Cinisello Balsamo 2005), pp.223-233, Tav. 1-11 (reproducing drawings associated with pls. ii, v, vii, ix, x, xii, xiv, xvi, xvii). 6. Ornamenti diversi (1782), pls. xi-xiii. Enrico Colle, 'Villa Arciducale, poi Villa Reale, Monza' in Milano Neoclassica (Milan 2001), pp.153-174 (pls. xi-xiii). 7. Ornamenti diversi (1782), pl. xviii. Enrico Colle, 'Palazzo Casnedi' in Milano Neoclassica (Milan 2001), pp.241-250 (pl. xviii and associated drawing). 8. Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale (1787), pls. i-vi. Colle, 'Villa Arciducale', op. cit., pp.160, 162-163, 169 (pls. i-iii, v); Enrico Colle, 'Le arti decorative' in Milano Neoclassica (Milan 2001), p.546 (pl. vi; compare p.574 for a stool made after the design); Giuseppe Beretti, 'Giocondo Albertolli: uno sgabello a foggia di tripode per la villa di Monza' in Rassegna di studi e di notizie 19 (1995), pp.45-54 (reproducing pl. vi in two states, the earlier before letters, and with manuscript inscription 'Stampato in April 1784'). Il trionfo dell'ornato, op. cit., pp.201-202, no. 10.2. 9. Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale (1787), pls. vii-x. Mazzocca, op. cit., 2001, pp.138-139 (pls. vii, ix-x); Colle, 'Le arti decorative', op. cit., p.561 (pl. viii); Il trionfo dell' ornato, op. cit., pp.203-204, no. 10.4. 10. Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale (1787), pls. xiii-xvii. Fernando Mazzocca, 'Palazzo Belgiojoso d'Este, poi Palazzo Brivio Sforza' in Milano Neoclassica (Milan 2001), pp.219-240 (pls. xiii, xvi). 11. Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale (1787), pl. xviii. Enrico Colle, 'Le arti decorative', op. cit., p.546 (pl. xviii; compare p.567 for the chair made after the design); Il trionfo dell'ornato, op. cit., pp.202-203, no. 10.3. 12. Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale (1787), pl. xi: 'Capitello corintio di colonna a foglia di ulivo con sua pianta, disegnato sulle forme e misure de'più belli antichi di Rome'. Pl. xii: 'Capitello corintio di pilastro a foglia di acanto'. 13. Compare Beretti, op. cit., 1997, pp.55, 68; and Enrico Colle, Giocondo Albertolli: i repertori d'ornato (Cinisello Balsamo 2002), pp.47, 49. 14. Simone Soldini, 'I pilastri del portale mediano della cattedrale di Lugano: un esempio di rinnova­mento nella scultura decorativa lombarda del primo Cinquecento' in Florilegium: scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Carlo Bertelli (Milan 1995), pp.130-133. 15. Rudolf Wittkower, 'Eagle and Serpent. A Study in the migration of symbols' in Journal of the Warburg Institute 2 (1939), p.325 (pl. xv reproduced as fig. 53e). 16. Leopoldo Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal Conte Cicognara (Pisa 1821), no. 393: 'carta meno candida, e più piccola'; Jacques-Charles Brunet, Manuel du librairie et de l'amateur de livres (Paris 1860), i, col.136: 'Le premier tirage des Ornamenti diversi a été fait sur un papier moins blanc et plus petit que celui des autres vol., et cela peut servir à le faire reconnaître.' 17. Letter of 7 August 1787 to the dedicatee, Wilczek, cited by Beretti, op. cit., p.52. 18. Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (Berlin & Leipzig 1939), no. 595 (copy of Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale comprising twenty-two plates only, bound with Ornamenti diversi). 19. This setting is reproduced by Colle, op. cit., pp.83-84. 20. The copy in National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum (shelfmark 67. H. 40) is printed on wove paper, letterpress titles replace the original engraved titles to Ornamenti diversi and Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale, the dedications to those works are absent, and pls. vii, ix, xvi-xviii are printed in sepia. A copy of Vallardi's edition of the Ornamenti diversi bound alone is in the Avery Library of Columbia University (shelfmark AA 2840 Al1).

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         Vues de Mannheim représentées sur vingt six planches dessinées d après nature par Jean François de Schlichten et gravées par les fréres Klauber à Augsbourg. Avec une explication des planches

      Mannheim, Christian Friedrich Schwan, 1782. A suite of twenty-six views documenting the extensive building programme carried out at Mannheim during its years as Electoral capital, 1720-1778. The plates were engraved by the Klauber brothers of Augsburg, Joseph Sebastian (1710?-1768) and Johann Baptist (1712-1787), from drawings by Johann Franz von der Schlichten, professor in the Mannheim Academy, and after 1751 'Court Painter' and curator of the Electoral picture gallery. "Dieser Ansichtenband ist der einzige, der ausführlich über das Aussehen einzelner Bauten in Mannheim des 18. Jahrhunderts informiert" (Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers).Schlichten, Johann Franz von der Mannheim 1724 - 1795 Mannheim Vues de Mannheim représentées sur vingt six planches dessiné es d'après nature par Jean François de Schlichten et gravées par les fréres Klauber à Augsbourg. Avec une explication des planches. Mannheim, Christian Friedrich Schwan, 1782 oblong folio (240 × 345 mm), (7) ff. letterpress signed A-D2 (-D2, cancelled as usual) and paginated 1-14, plus twenty-six numbered engraved plates (one folding, the others full-page). provenance Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 77, Munich, 2 November 1994, lot 927 -- Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 119, Munich, 5 May 2008, lot 590 Title and margins of a few leaves faintly browned, otherwise in very good state of preservation. binding nineteenth-century blue cloth over thin paper boards; spine lettered and bands decorated in gilt; pink endpapers, blue speckled edges. A suite of twenty-six views documenting the extensive building programme carried out at Mannheim during its years as Electoral capital, 1720-1778. The plates were engraved by the Klauber brothers of Augsburg, Joseph Sebastian (1710?-1768) and Johann Baptist (1712-1787), from drawings by Johann Franz von der Schlichten, professor in the Mannheim Academy, and after 1751 'Court Painter' and curator of the Electoral picture gallery, 1possibly assisted by the architect Franz Wilhelm Rabaliatti (1716-1782). 'Dieser Ansichtenband ist der einzige, der ausführlich über das Aussehen einzel­ner Bauten in Mannheim des 18. Jahrhunderts informiert'. 2 [img-2759-left-large_default] The Electoral Residence (1720-1760), incorporating the Schlossbibliothek (centre) and Schlosskirche (West Wing). Engraving by the Klauber brothers (platemark 665 × 212 mm) [img-2760-left-large_default] The Konkordienkirche, built for simultaneous worship by Lutheran and Reformed congregations. Engraving by the Klauber brothers (platemark 212 × 280 mm) The unexpected transfer of the Palatinate court from Heidelberg to Mannheim in 1720 pro­vided the court architect Alessandro Galli-Bibiena (1686-1748) with a series of important commissions, notably the Electoral Palace with its integral opera house, the largest Baroque complex in Germany (shown on folding plate 5). The sculptors Pieter Antonie von Verschaffelt, Gabriel Grupello, and Johann Paul Egell also benefited from the patronage of Kurfürst Karl Philipp. His successor, Karl Theodor, favoured the architect Lorenzo Quaglio (1730-1805), whose reconstruction of the National Theatre, remodelled from grain and fruit warehouses (shown on plate 22), was completed just as the Court was obliged to move to Munich. Most buildings depicted in these views were damaged or destroyed during the Siege of 1795, or disappeared in the devastation of 1939-1945. Since other contemporary engraved views lack equal architectural detail, historians have often depended upon the present work for the original appearance or position of lost or damaged works. 3 [img-2761-left-large_default] The Theaterplatz and the Jesuitenkirche, built 1733-1756 to a design of Alessandro Galli-Bibiena. Engraving by the Klauber brothers (platemark 220 × 285 mm) The book is of long-standing rarity - four facsimile editions have been published, in 1856, 1917, 1929, and 1959 - and thirteen copies only can be located by the writer in public collections (none in North America) ● Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, quer 4° Karten Abt. Y 30305 ('Bestand erfragen / Kriegsverlust möglich') 4● Düsseldorf, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, 19 GUST 359(4) ● Fulda, Hochschul- und Landesbibliothek, quer KW D 28/53 ● Heidelberg, Univer­sitätsbibliothek, BATT 25/2 FOL RES ● Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, O74 B 5 ● London, British Library, 744.a.5 ● London, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, 15.GG.23 ● Mannheim, Reiß-museum, Mh 9076 5● Mannheim, Universitätsbibliothek 6● Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 4 Germ. sp. 300m ● Vienna, Landesbibliothek, C 98178 (Bibliothek Portheim) ● Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Th A 2: 19[a] ● Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, 35/A 22.32 ('Titelseite und S. 1-14 fehlen') Since 1950, three other complete have been offered for sale in the German auction rooms; 7no copy is recorded in Anglo-American sale records since 1975. reference Lebenslust und Frömmigkeit: Kurfürst Carl Theodor (1724-1799) zwischen Barock und Aufklärung, Katalog, edited by Alfried Wieczorek (Regensburg 1999), ii, pp.240-247 no. 4.4.10 (all plates reproduced from copy in Reiss-Museum, Mannheim, B Bass 181), 389-390 no. 5.6.17 (plate of Marktplatz from Reiss-Museum, Mannheim, G Ad 121 c, k) 1.Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers, Die Mannheimer Zeichnungsakademie 1756/1769-1803 (Frankfurt 1980), pp.143-147, 256. 2.Inge Gesche, in Lebenslust und Frömmigkeit (op. cit.), p.240. 3.Klaus Lankheit, for example, reprints Schlichten's descriptive text for four views, and reproduces two plates (nos. 4, 9) in his monograph Der kurpfälzische Hofbildhauer Paul Egell (Munich 1988); five prints are discussed and one reproduced (as pl. 17) by Alexandra Glanz, Alessandro Galli-Bibiena (1686-1748): inventore delle Scene und Premier Architecteur am kurpfälzischen Hof in Mannheim; ein Beitrag zur Bibiena-Forschung (Berlin 1991). 4.Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (1939), no. 2160. 5.   Heinz Veitenheimer, Druckort Mannheim: Mannheimer Verleger und ihre Drucke von 1608 bis 1803 (Frankfurt am Main 1996), no. 997. 6.Formerly in the Wissenschaftlichen Stadtbibliothek Mannheim, utilised for the facsimile edition (with foreword by Gustav Jacob) Das kurpfälzische Mannheim 1782: eine wichtigsten Bauwerke zur Zeit der Uraufführung von Schillers 'Räubern' (Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institut, 1959), and since 1971 subsumed in Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim. 7.  ● Tenner, Auktion 46, Heidelberg, 19 May 1965, lot 1137 (dm 1000) ● Tenner, Auktion 100/i, Heidelberg, 8 May 1974, lot 1942 (dm 6350) ● Zisska, Schauer & Co. KG, Munich, Auktion 63, 7-9 May 2014, lot 1586. An incomplete copy (24 of 26 plates) was sold in Tenner, Auktion 109, Heidelberg, 4 May 1976, lot 2207 (dm 1500).

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         Extract of the Work Entitled Principles of Music. Estratto Dell' Opera De' Principj Della Musica &c. By.

      Printed for the Author London 1782 - Slim 8vo. 46pp. + IV Music score plates at rear. Bound in full calf, gilt compartments to spine, contrasting label piece, bevelled edges, gilt. Bookplate to front pastedown. Text in 2 columns per page, Italian and English text. Closed tear to bottom margin of rear endpaper o/w contents clean and sound. A lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Map-BASEL-RHINE RIVER-SWITZERLAND-Beaurain-1782

      - Map: 'Carte Topographique du cours du Rhin depuis Basle jusqua Mayence .' (Map of the course of the Rhine from Basel to Mainz.) This very large and detailed map is the first section of a total of 6 maps which together show the German and French regions of Sundgau, Alsace, Bishopric of Worms and Speyer, Palatinate, Archbishopric of Mainz, County of Katzenellenbogen, Territory of Frankfurt, Hesse, Darmstadt, Baden, Hanau, Ortnenau, Brisgau etc. This map indicates the positions and movements of the French and German armies during the campaigns of 1674 and 1675 in the Sundgau region in Germany. Also shown is the city of Basel in Switzerland. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Watermark present. Blank rear. Description: This old antique engraved copperplate print originates from 'Histoire des quatre dernieres campagnes du Maréchal de Turenne en 1672-1673-1674 et 1675, enrichie de cartes et de plan topographiques, dediee et presentee au Roi, par M. Le Chevalier de Beaurain, Geographe de Sa Majeste, & son Pensionnaire.', published in Paris Chez le Chevalier de Beaurain, 1782. This work tells the history and documents the war of the French against the Netherlands and its allies. Ref: Brunet I, 733 - Barbier 7928. Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne-Bouillon (1611-1675), viscount of Turenne, duke of Bouillon, prince of Sedan, generally known as Turenne, was one of the best generals for Louis XIII and Louis XIV.Artists and Engravers: Jean de Beaurain (1696-1771), was a French Geographer and Royal Geographer to King Louis XV. He published a 14-volume atlas (Atlas de géographie ancienne et moderne.) and 'Description topographique militaire de la Flandre, ou Campagnes du maréchal de Luxembourg.' (1690-1694), Paris, 1756. His son Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain (1728-unknown) continued his work on military history and finished: l' Histoire de la campagne de M. le Prince de Condé en Flandre en 1674.' (Paris, 1774) and this work. Maps engraved by Berlin Storage location: A191-23 The overall size is ca. 36.8 x 24.6 inch. The image size is ca. 35.6 x 23.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 93.5 x 62.5 cm. The image size is ca. 90.5 x 60 cm.

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         Traktat o druzhbe i torgovle mezhdu Rossiiskoiu Imperieiu i Koronoiu Datskoiu, zakliuchennyi v Sanktpeterburge Oktiabria 8/19-go dnia, 1782 goda. Traité d'amitié et de commerce entre l'Empire de Russie et la couronne de Dannemarc, conclu à St. Petersbourg le 8/19 Octobre 1782

      [St. Petersburg]: Pri Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, 1782. Folio (29.5 × 19.5 cm). Sewn leaves, remnant of paper spine strip; 22 pp. Text in Russian and French in facing columns. Old vertical crease; first and last leaf lightly soiled and discolored; spine partially split; still about very good. Rare copy of a treaty between the Russian Empire and Denmark, determining mutually benefitial trade relations. Ties between the two powers were strained after Peter III became the Russian Tsar in 1762, as his descent from Holstein-Gottorf led to territorial conflicts between the two powers and even the treat of war. After Catherine II ousted her husband and ascended the throne, however, relations normalized. An alliance was entered in 1765 and in 1773 the return of Schleswig-Holstein to Denmark in exchange for Russian control over the duchy of Oldenburg was formalized in the Treaty of Tsarskoe Selo. The present treaty establishes "firm peace" and "eternal friendship" between Russian and Denmark, and specifies conditions under which subjects of each nation could reside and conduct business in the respective country, as well as the details of customs proceedings and tariffs. No auction records found. Not in the Fekula Collection. Not in Bitovt. KVK, OCLC show only the copy at SUB Göttingen.

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        Antique Print-Pl.XI-BRIDGE ENGINEERING-CONSECRATE-VIEW-INAUGURATE-Perronet-1782

      - From a rare, landmark, classic engineering work: plate XI, captioned: Vue du deceintrement du Pont de Neuilly. Fait en presence du Roy, le 22. septembre 1772 (View of the consecration of the Neuilly Bridge, in the presence of the King, September 22, 1772.). Original etching and engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Description des Projets et de la Construction des Ponts de Neuilly, de Mantes, d'Orleans et autres, du Projet du Canal de Bourgogne, Pour la Communication des deux Mers par Dijon, et de celui de la Conduite des Eaux de l'Yvette et de Bievre a Paris' (and the Supplement), by Jean Rodolphe Perronet, (Translation: Description of the projects and construction of the bridges of Nieully. Mantes, Orleans and others, the project of the Canal of Burgundy, for the connection of the two seas through Dijon, and those for the canals of Yvette and Bievre in Paris.), Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1782-83 (the supplement published by Didot & Jombert, 1789). Jean Rodolphe Perronet (1708-1794) was a French architect and strucutral engineer, best known for his stone arch bridges. He is regarded as the father of modern bridge building, as his efforts brought the masonry bridge to technical and aesthetic perfection. He disregarded traditional rules of thumb, developing isntead a scientific approach to bridge design, and his precepts as laid down in this work have been followed ever since. In 1747 Perronet was named director of the Bureau des dessinateurs du Roi (Royal office of designers). At this first 'Ecole des ponts et chaussees' Perronet was given the task of training bridge and road engineers and of overseeing their work in the regions in which they worked. The Bureau became the Bureau des eleves des ponts et chaussees, then in 1775 was renamed the Ecole des ponts et chaussees. Its organiser, inspiration and teacher, Perronet was a true spiritual father to his students and used a new teaching method which seems very contemporary to modern eyes. He was named 'Premier ingenieur du Roi' in 1763, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1788, after having become a member of the Academie des sciences in 1765. Besides the bridges, 2500 kilometers of road were made or repaired under Perronet's direction.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Prevost & De Longueuil after J.F. Eustache de St. Far. Condition: Good given age. Some dark lines over the image, a brown stain in the middle of the image, margins quite stained. Original folds. General age-related toning, please study scan carefully. Storage location: B51-06 The overall size is ca. 29.9 x 20.7 inch. The image size is ca. 25.2 x 10.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 76 x 52.5 cm. The image size is ca. 64 x 27.8 cm.

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