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         The Works Of Henry Fielding, Esq; With The Life of the Author. A New Edition, In Ten Volumes

      W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne et al., London 1784 - 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Engraved frontispieces in each volume by Colyer, a well-known engraver working in London during the later 18th and early 19th centuries who at one time was official engraver of the queen, plus additional portrait of Fielding in Vol. one. ''New edition'' of a compilation first issued in 1762 and reprinted every few years during the 18th century. Prefaced by Arthur Murphy's long biography and appreciation of Fielding, this set contains the great writer's novels, plays, journals, essays, and miscellaneous publications. Armorial bookplates of Sir Samuel Hannay, bound by Haddon & Co., New York, marginal dampstain vol. one frontispiece and Fielding portrait, raised bands, spine panel gilt floret in corners. Three quarter brown morocco, marbled endpapers and matching endpapers. Near fine. 10 vols [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A System of Chronology: Containing, I. An Explanation of the Principles of this Science; together with an Account of the most remarkable Epochs, Aeras, and Periods, the Dates and Extent of which are ascertained. II. A Chronological History, which exhibits a connected View of the Time, Mode, and Circumstances of the Origin, Progress, Decline, and Fall of every considerable Kingdom, from the earliest Period to the present. III. A Lift of several Eclipses before the Christian Aera, observed by Astronomers, or recorded by Historians, and of all Eclipses from A.D. I, to A.D. 1900, with an explanatory Preface. IV. A Chronological List of Councils, in which the Date, Place, and Subject of every Council are specified. V. Chronological Tables and Charts from B.C. 2300, to A.D. 1784, adapted to a Scale, and ascertaining the duration of the Lives and Reigns of the most eminent Personages in all Ages. VI. A List of Remarkable Events and Occurrences relating to every Kingdom and Nation, from the earliest Ages to the prese

      Edinburgh: William Creech, 1784. Leatherbound. Very good. 8, 419 p. 49 cm. 8 charts, 5 of which fold out. Full leather. Burgundy spine label. Respined with original spine overlaid. Corners repaired. Bookplate on front pastedown. Hinges repaired internally. Hole in top of p. 5. Occasional spots. Rev. James Playfair (1738 1819) was an eminent figure in 18th-century Scotland. He received the degree of doctor of divinity from the University of St. Andrews in 1779 and was the school's principal for twenty years. For many years he held the appointment of historiographer to the Prince of Wales, later George IV. His later works include A System of Geography Ancient and Modern (1810-14), General Atlas Ancient and Modern (1814), and A Geographical and Statistical Description of Scotland (1819). An article about Playfair's Chronology in the English Review, 1784, states that "great pains, and a judicious selection, and adoption of the discoveries and opinions of other men, have enabled him to present to the public the most useful, and the most entertaining system of chronology with which we are acquainted." According to an amusing writer in The Monthly Review: "The table of eclipses is followed by a chronological list of councils, containing the title and date of every council, together with the chief subject of debate. For what reason these two tables are brought so near each other, we are at a loss to conjecture, unless our author meant to insinuate, that councils and eclipses have both occasional spread darkness over the face of the earth."

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         Ossians Und Sineds Lieder. [6 Bände in 3 Büchern].

      Wien, Wappler. 1784 - 1. Auflage dieser Nachdichtung in der metrischen Übersetzung von Michael Denis. 4° (21x16 cm). Abschnittsweise paginiert. 1. Buch, 1. u. 2 Band: 10 Blatt, XXXI, 200 S.; XLVII, 208 S. / 2. Buch, 3. u. 4 Band: CXLIII, 176 S.; XCIV, 1 Bl., 223 S. / 3 Buch, 5. u. 6. Band: XLIV, 2. Bl., 200; 4 Blatt, 214 S. + 30 Seiten Anhang. , Bd. 6 enthält die Nachlese zu Sineds Liedern gesammelt u. hrsg. v. Joseph von Retzer. Alle Bücher mt gestochenen, jeweils gleichen Titelvignetten, sowie schönen Kopf- und Schlussstücken v. J. Adam. Dekorative, spätere HLdr. Ausgabe (Lederrücken- und -ecken) mit Rückenvergoldung im Stile der Zeit. Schnitt u. Vorsätze marmoriert. Lesebändchen Einbände nur wenig berieben u. bestoßen. Bei der Neubindung von Buch 1, Bd.2 fehlen die letzen Seiten, diese (Seiten 209-215) liegen lose als Kopie bei. Alle Bücher mit Wappen - Exlibris von August Sillen. Nahezu stockfleckenfrei. Insgesamt schöne Erhaltung dieser seltenen Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [ Dirigible Design ] Mémoire sur l'équilibre des machines aérostatiques, sur les différents moyens de les faire monter et descendre, et spécialement sur celui d'exécuter ces manœuvres, sans jeter de lest, et sans perdre d'air inflammable, en ménageant dans le ballon une capacité particulière, destinée à renfermer de l'air atmosphérique

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal de Physique 1784. First Edition. 480 pages. 4to. (7 3/5 inches x 10 inches) Recent 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Bright and clean internally, with very occasional spotting. We offer the entire Volume XXV [25] (July-December 1784) of Observations sur La Physique, Sur L'Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts, Avec des Planches en Taille-Douce Dediees A Mgr. Le Comte D'Artois; Par M. l'Abbe Rozier, M. J. A. Mongez. The article by Meusnier is on pp. 39-47. INCLUDES a followup-article pages 48-69. Text in French. Boards. In 1783 Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier constructed a full sized hot air balloon and demonstrated it for King Louis XVI - one of the very first balloon ascensions. A detailed report was made 'immediately after the attempt with the aerostatic machine' and signed by members of the Academie de Sciences Francaise. The machine was 70 feet high, and stayed up for twenty to twenty five minutes. "This first passenger flight was a spectacular success." Other Frenchmen Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles and Pilatre de Rozier quickly built variations - some successful, some tragic. The only real control these pioneering balloonists had was buoyancy - how far up or down they soared. Steering was a mighty wish, but the wind was the real master without active steering control coupled with propulsion. Propulsion and control experiments quickly became the rage, including gunpowder charges, movable wings, riggings of sails, rotating screws, and oarsmen with silk covered oars. None worked very well. Enter Jean Baptiste Meusnier, who on leave of absence from his work as a military engineer at the Cherbourg harborworks was fascinated by this new field, "aerostation". After some study, on December 1783 he read before the Academy the paper offered here, the first published on these "machines", and the next month was elected a full member, immediately appointed to a committee on aerostation along with Lavoisier, Berthollet, and Codorcet. The results of his work on this committee were presented ina follow-on report read in November 1784 which included a theory and detailed construction plans for dirigible balloons. Although it "led to no practical results at the time", the new work was important and pioneering. Some of his ideas were tested by the Roberts brothers who flew a dirigible shaped balloon for seven hours during 1784, but the real test of the designs really required a means of propulsion that wouldn't exist for nearly 100 years - a small, lightweight engine. As with many innovators and futurists, Meusnier was well ahead of the technology his time afforded. Meusnier unfortunately died before he could test out his own theories. Other articles in the volume include work by Franz Karl Achard ("sur les altérations que le feu de fusion fait éprouver à la terre des végétaux, mêlée avec les autres terres pures" and "sur la vitrification de la terre alumineuse mêlée en proportions differentes & connues avec des sels" and one other), chemist M. Pelletier on salts, an article by Cavallo on an air pump, de Fouchy on measuring densities of the atmosphere, an article by Woulfe "nouveau procede pour faire l'ether nitreux", experiments on the air by cavendish, etc. etc. Beautifully engraved plates accompany some articles. The title of this paper translates to: "On the balance of aerostatic machines, on different ways to move them up and down, and especially on that of executing these maneuvers without throwing ballast and without losing inflammable air, providing in particular the ball capacity , for containing atmospheric air" and is a pioneering work on the subject. See "The Zeppelin Story" by W. Robert Nitske (A.S. Barnes & Company, 1977) and DSB IX, pp. 342-44 for more details. Near Fine.

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         Tafereel van harde winters, doormengd met staatkundige en andere gebeurtenissen van die jaaren in ons vaderland. Amsterdam, v.d. Burgh, [1784].

      6+236 pag., half leer. Geillustreerd met een uitvouwbare kaart en twee gravures (waaronder: Ys vermaak 1784 op de Amstel door B. de Bakker naar J. Verstegen).B705

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         Rapport des commissaires charges par le roi, de l'examen du magnetisme animal. J. F. Blumenbach's copy

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale. [2], 64 (of 66)pp., lacking pp. 65-66 and final blank. 252 x 202 mm. Boards c. 1784, a little foxed. Very good apart from missiong leaves. From the library of anthropologist Johann F. Blumenbach (1752-1840), with his signature on the front endpaper and 5 lines of his ms. notes facing the title. First edition. In the spring of 1784 the French government, no longer able to ignore the challenges to established medicine and politics posed by Mesmer and his followers, appointed two separate commissions to investigate animal magnetism, the first consisting of nine members-- five from the Académie des Sciences, four from the Faculté de Médecine-- and the second composed of five members of the Société Royale de Médecine. The first commission, presided over by Benjamin Franklin (then the United States' Ambassador to France), decided to investigate animal magnetism as practiced by Eslon, since Eslon, unlike Mesmer, welcomed an official inquiry. After observing Eslon at work and performing several tests on his clients, the commission concluded that mesmeric "fluid" did not exist, and that the convulsions and other effects produced by animal magnetism were merely the products of imagination and imitation. The commission's report, edited by the astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly, unleashed a storm of controversy that raged for many years, with dozens of pamphlets and books published on both sides. An octavo edition of the Rapport was published in the same year. Crabtree 31. Norman M124.

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         Viage al Parnaso compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra dirigido A d. Rodrigo De Tapia Caballero del Habito de Santiago, &. publicanse ahora de nuevo una tragedia y una comedia ineditas del mismo Cervantes: Aquella intitulada La Numancia: esta el trato de Argel.

      1784 - En Madrid por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1784. In 8vo (cm.19,3); piena pelle coeva con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; pp. XVI, 384 + 4 tavole incise. Edicion bellisima. Mejor, ni ta buena no se ha hecho, exceptuando la de las Obrasa completas, de Rivadeneyra. L. Rius, Bibliografia de las obras de M. de Cervantes. vol. I p. 147. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A complete and authentic detail of the several debates in the House of Commons, on the East-India Bill, on Thursday the 27th of November, on Monday the 1st of December, and on Monday, the 8 th of December. Together with authentic copies of the two East-India Bills ; the arguments of Counsel against one of them ; the several papers, containing a true statement of the Company's affairs ; lists of the divisions, of the absentees, and of those who retired before the divisions commenced [jusqu'à] Monday, Februrary 23, up to the dissolution of the late Parliament, Wednesday, March 24, 1784, both days inclusive (.).

      Londres, J. Stockdale 1784 - 6 vol. in-8, pagination multiple, basane fauve, dos lisses orné de filets dorés, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes et coins frottés, mais bon exemplaire. Rare série complète des débats tenus et à la Chambre des Communes et à celle des Lords en 1784 et qui devaient aboutir à la réforme majeure de la Compagnie des Indes orientales : à l'issue, le East India Bill sépare nettement le gouvernement des territoires conquis en Orient par la Compagnie - et qui doit revenir à la Couronne - des activités commerciales que ladite Compagnie est habilitée à poursuivre, mais sous le contrôle financier et réglementaire de la Couronne. Ainsi s'achève pour un temps l'évolution initiée en 1773 par le Regulating act et par la nomination de Warren Hastings comme premier Gouverneur général (poste à la nomination de la Couronne). L'autonomie de la Compagnie, de plus en plus restreinte, en dépit des moyens quasi-régaliens qu'elle conserve, ne cessera de décliner.

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         Canon missae, ad usum episcoporum, ac praelatorum solemniter, vel private celebrantium. Indice, Praefationibus sine notis, ac Figurie aere incisis, ceteris auctior, ac nobilior PII SEXTI Pont. Opt. Max.

      Romae, Typographia Vaticani Superiorum Facultate, 1784 - 176 Seiten 6 Bünde, mit 15 ganzseitigen Kupfern und einer gestochenen Titelvignette sowie 18 Vignetten, gestochene Noten, im Anhang beigebunden handschriftliche Anmerkungen der Zeit ( zweifärbig ) Seiten etwas fleckig und beinahe durchgehend im unteren drittel nit Fleck, Seiten teils fachmännisch restauriert, Kanten stark berieben, sonst guter Zustand la Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to his Guardian

      London: Printed for the Author: and sold at the Pantheon; also by the Publisher, J. Bell, at the British Library, Strand; and at Mr. Molini's, Woodstock-Street, 1784. First edition of this account of the first balloon ascent in England, accomplished one year after the first aerial experiments in France. The Italian Lunardi describes the inspiration and preparation for his flight, as well as the failed ascent of his rival, the Frenchman Moret. The result is a personal and surprisingly moving account of the experiment: "the concern betrayed by the looks of my friends, though I know it to be without reason, has a considerable effect on me." (Indeed, Lunardi would suffer a near-fatal ballooning disaster above the North Sea just over a year later.) The book closes with eyewitness accounts by those who saw Lunardi land safely, miles away from the starting point where thousands of spectators, including the Prince of Wales, had anxiously watched his balloon ascend. Lunardi's feat made him an instant sensation in England and across Europe, even inspiring balloon-themed fashion trends. His book was sold at the Pantheon in Oxford Street, where his balloon was on triumphant display: "Most of my time is now taken up with the exhibition of the Balloon, and indeed of myself. . . . It is difficult to imagine any thing more pleasing than the solicitude which multitudes of beautiful women express concerning dangers that are past, and the heroism of others who wish to accompany me in my second tour." Lunardi signed the first copies of his book, including this one, to limit piracy. A near-fine copy of an important early record of aerial innovation, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. Octavo in fours, late nineteenth-century three-quarter mottled calf over tan linen boards, boards double-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, blue marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Lunardi, two folding engraved plates of the balloon and apparatus, followed by a page describing the plates with publisher's advertisements on verso (usually bound at rear). Signed on the half title by Lunardi. Light wear to edges of boards and head of spine, joints reinforced, half title dusty.

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         7 Antique Religious Prints-KING JOSIAH-JEWS-Galle-Heemskerck-Spanoghe-1784

      - 7 Plates : 'Iosias Rex Iuda.' (Josiah, King of Judah.) Set of 7 from a series of 8 plates with scenes from the old Testament relating to King Josiah. Plate 5 is missing. Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Rear blank. Absolutely 100% authentic. Description: This scarse copperplate engraved print originates from: 'Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Oud Testament .', published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1784 or the companion to this work is 'Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Nieuw Testament .', published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1783. (translation: Very correct discourse of the history of the Old testament / New Testament. This work contains many engravings and suites of engravings that date back to the sixteenth century, reprinted in 1783-84.Artists and Engravers: Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe (1758-1829), was a Flemish (Belgium) publisher, printer, poet and political writer born in Doel. Many of the plates in this work are engraved by Philippus Galle (1537-1612), Theodorus Galle (1571-1633) or Joannes Galle (1600-1676), all reknown Flemish engravers. These plates engraved by Joannes Galle after Martinus Heemskerck. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and light staining from handling. Please study the scan carefully as this shows the condition well. Pin prick holes in the margins from binding. Storage location: A213-28 The overall size is ca. 11 x 9.1 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 8.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 28 x 23 cm. The image size is ca. 25 x 20.5 cm.

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         CRONICA DE D. ALVARO DE LUNA, CONDESTABLE DE LOS REYNOS DE CASTILLA Y DE LEON MAESTRE Y ADMINISTRADOR DE LA ORDEN Y CABALLERIA DE SANTIAGO.

      - 1784 Antonio Sancha, Madrid 2ª impresión. CRONICA DEL CONDESTABLE Y APENDICES, XL-481 pg. 26x20 cm. Enc. media piel no época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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         Biblia, das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft des Alten und neuen Testaments. Aus der hebraischen und griechischen Sprache, in welcher sie anfangs von den Propheten und Aposteln geschrieben worden, übersetzt durch Johann Piscator.

      Bern, Beat Friedrich Fischer (Drucker), 1784. - Kl.-folio. (4) Bl., 3 S., 252 S., 336 S., 221 S., 258 S. Am Schluss einige Seiten lose. Papier durchgehend etwas, im Schnitt stärker gebräunt.

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         1784 Richard Watson Chemical Essays Metallurgy Science Chemistry Experiments 4v

      London : Printed for T. Evans, Paternoster-Row, MDCCLXXXIV. [1784]. - 1784 Richard Watson Chemical Essays Metallurgy Science Chemistry Experiments 4v "A man must blacken his own hands with charcoal, he must sweat over the furnace, and inhale many a noxious vapour, before he can become a chemist." ― Richard Watson Richard Watson was an 18th-century English bishop most-known for this work, “Chemical Essays” – a collection of treatises and writings on chemistry and chemical sciences. This work includes his account on phlogiston theory as well as classic hot and cold water experiments. These essays reveal and support Watson’s interest in Britain’s industrial potential. All of the research and experiments used in these essays were done by Watson himself. While many of the findings and discoveries were not new to the science world, the experiments were genuine and true. For instance, “Some metallic substances burn, when sufficiently heated, with a flame more bright than that of spirits of wine, or charcoal; others burn or smother away like rotten wood; and most of them, when they have been kept in the open air in a proper degree of heat, lose their metallic appearance, and are converted into earth.” (Watson, Chemical Essays, vol 1, 171, experiments on metals) Item number: #1029 Price: $950 WATSON, Richard Chemical essays. By R. Watson, D.D.F.R.S. and regius professor of divinity in the University of Cambridge. London : Printed for T. Evans, Paternoster-Row, MDCCLXXXIV. [1784]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 4 volume set: o Vol. I – 349 o Vol. II – 368 o Vol. III – [ii], 376 o Vol. IV – 354 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: No edition in the Neville catalogue • Language: English • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1029 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Rapport des commissaires charges par le roi, de l'examen du magnetisme animal. J. F. Blumenbach's copy

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris - [2], 64 (of 66)pp., lacking pp. 65-66 and final blank. 252 x 202 mm. Boards c. 1784, a little foxed. Very good apart from missiong leaves. From the library of anthropologist Johann F. Blumenbach (1752-1840), with his signature on the front endpaper and 5 lines of his ms. notes facing the title. First edition.In the spring of 1784 the French government, no longer able to ignore the challenges to established medicine and politics posed by Mesmer and his followers, appointed two separate commissions to investigate animal magnetism, the first consisting of nine members-- five from the Académie des Sciences, four from the Faculté de Médecine-- and the second composed of five members of the Société Royale de Médecine. The first commission, presided over by Benjamin Franklin (then the United States' Ambassador to France), decided to investigate animal magnetism as practiced by Eslon, since Eslon, unlike Mesmer, welcomed an official inquiry. After observing Eslon at work and performing several tests on his clients, the commission concluded that mesmeric "fluid" did not exist, and that the convulsions and other effects produced by animal magnetism were merely the products of imagination and imitation. The commission's report, edited by the astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly, unleashed a storm of controversy that raged for many years, with dozens of pamphlets and books published on both sides. An octavo edition of the Rapport was published in the same year. Crabtree 31. Norman M124. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Réfutation des vingt-sept propositions mesmérienes, publiées par M. Court de Gebelin & le Révérend Père Hervier ; par un Anti-Investigateur, animal immagnétisable.

      - Paris, et Bordeaux, Pallandre l'aîné, 1784. In-12, 34-(2) pp., sous couverture muette d'attente de l'époque (taches d'encre sur la couverture, petites mouillures). Caillet, 7450 : "écrit introuvable" (pense qu'il n'a pas été publié). AUCUN EXEMPLAIRE EN BIBLIOTHEQUE (Worldcat). * Conlon, 84 : 856. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         24 Antique Religious Prints-APOCALYPSE-JOHN-de Jode-Galle-Spanoghe-1784

      - 24 Plates on 6 sheets: 'Visiones Apocalipticae.' Complete and very scarse set of 6 plates with 24 engravings relating to the apocalypse of John or the Book of Revelation in the new testament. Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Rear blank. Absolutely 100% authentic. Description: This scarse copperplate engraved print originates from: 'Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Oud Testament .', published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1784 or the companion to this work is 'Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Nieuw Testament .', published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1783. (translation: Very correct discourse of the history of the Old testament / New Testament. This work contains many engravings and suites of engravings that date back to the sixteenth century, reprinted in 1783-84.Artists and Engravers: Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe (1758-1829), was a Flemish (Belgium) publisher, printer, poet and political writer born in Doel. Many of the plates in this work are engraved by Philippus Galle (1537-1612), Theodorus Galle (1571-1633) or Joannes Galle (1600-1676), all reknown Flemish engravers. These plates are by Petrus de Jode. The first plate shows Joannes Galle in who also published these plates in 1650. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and light staining from handling. Please study the scan carefully as this shows the condition well. Pin prick holes in the margins from binding. Storage location: A213-27 The overall size is ca. 9.4 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 6.1 x 6.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 24 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 15.5 x 16.5 cm.

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         Viage al Parnaso compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra dirigido A d. Rodrigo De Tapia Caballero del Habito de Santiago, &. publicanse ahora de nuevo una tragedia y una comedia ineditas del mismo Cervantes: Aquella intitulada La Numancia: esta el trato de Argel.

      En Madrid por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1784. In 8vo (cm.19,3); piena pelle coeva con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; pp. XVI, 384 + 4 tavole incise. Edicion bellisima. Mejor, ni ta buena no se ha hecho, exceptuando la de las Obrasa completas, de Rivadeneyra. L. Rius, Bibliografia de las obras de M. de Cervantes... vol. I p. 147. Axs

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         Reisen durch Oesterreich, Steyermark, Kärnten, Krain, Italien, Tyrol, Salzburg und Baiern, im Jahr 1780, in Briefen an den Herrn Hofrath v. S. in M. 3 in 1 Band.

      Wien, Wappler, 1781-, 1784. - 8°. 7 Bll., 170 SS.; 4 Bll., 143 SS.; 2 Bl., 188 SS. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt., mit Rückenschild "Umfangreiche Reisebeschreibung des Geologen und Mineralogen Benedict Franz Johann von Hermann (1755-1815), der stets auch ein besonderes Interesse für den Bergbau in den bereisten Gegenden zeigt. Der erste Band behandelt Niederösterreich, die Steiermark und Kärnten, der zweite ist überwiegend dem heutigen Slowenien gewidmet (Reise von Klagenfurt nach Laibach / Ljubljana, Idria, Reise von Istrien nach Triest, Karst, Beschreibung von Krain), der dritte Band enthält "Bemerkungen über den Karakter und die Industrie der Einwohner der österreichischen Staaten". - Einzelne Kapitel widmen sich 1. dem Weinbau, den Eisenwerken in Murau, der Mineraliensammlung des Herrn Zinner, der Sammlung des Herrn Rauch (Schmetterlinge, Gemälde, Kupferstiche), Gesteinsarten, Eisenhütten, Blechhammer auf der Möderbrücke, Mineraliensammlung in St. Veit, Bergwerke in Kärnten - 2. Naturaliensammlung des Herrn Hacquet, natürliches Berlinerblau, Bergbau in Krain, Mineralogie im Karst, Die Juden Luzzato und Morpurgo - 3. Kleidertrachten, Liebe, Heirat, Schwangerschaft, Bereitung von Käse, Bierbrauerei, Haarpuder, Tabakfabriken, Feuerwerkerei etc. - Alle drei Titel mit kleinem altem Besitzvermerk und verso mit kleinem altem Sammlerstempel. Zweiter Titel mit kleinem Randausriss von entferntem Blattweiser (ohne Textverlust), dritter Titel leider unten rechts mit etwas grösserem Ausriss mit auch etwas Textverlust (!) - ansonsten wenig gebräunt, leicht stockig, teils schwacher kleiner Feuchtrand, Einband berieben und an den Kanten etwas retouchiert, sonst gut. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour...

      London: C. Dilly, 1784. Large quarto, with a portrait, two maps and 27 numbered plates; a very good, large copy in half calf antique, spine panelled in gilt, crimson label by Aquarius; attractive library stamp on title-page and a few unobtrusive stamps elsewhere. Best edition of one of the most significant of the Cook narratives: the artist's account of Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. This is the rare second and much expanded issue of the first edition; fewer than 400 copies were published.Parkinson, long since dead, had fought with Banks over the original publication and Dr. John Fothergill, like Parkinson a Quaker but also a friend of Banks, had stepped in and purchased the unissued portion of the first edition, adding some "explanatory remarks" to Parkinson's brother Stanfield's ill-tempered preface, a double-sheet map of the world and a history of Cook's explorations which almost doubled the size of the book. The new material was bound with the sheets of the first edition and a new title-page included. The second edition is considered the best, combining as it actually does both editions in one. By 1784 Fothergill himself had died, and it was his editor Lettsom who finally published the long-expected revised edition, incorporating these 400 sets of sheets from the first printing with extensive new material, including a two-page preface by John Lettsom, a lengthy (about 140 pages) extension of the text, a new double-hemisphere world map, an additional résumé of the voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Bougainville, as well as the summary of Cook's second and third voyages. This second edition of Parkinson is thus one of the earliest volumes to collect information on all three of Cook's voyages.This is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage; it contains extensive accounts of New Zealand and Australia, is the first work to identify the kangaroo by name, and contains splendid engravings by the expedition's official artist - and incidentally the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. Parkinson, the son of a Quaker brewer of Edinburgh, was apprenticed to a draper when his ability for drawing "flowers, fruits and other objects of natural history" first attracted the attention of Sir Joseph Banks. Banks engaged him as botanical artist on the first voyage, during which he produced an enormous number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. At the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, Parkinson died of a fever.Parkinson's journal of the voyage is plain and unaffected, and in the words of its editor "its only ornament is truth, and its best recommendation characteristic of himself, its genuine simplicity". Curiously, as the botanical drawings were retained by Banks, none of his botanical drawings appears in his own account, and not until recent years has the world at large learned of Parkinson's genius as a botanical artist. Provenance: From the Library of the Inner Temple, London. A few leaves lightly spotted, light offsetting from some plates.

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         Weimar. - Stadtplan. - "Plan von der Fürstlich. Saechsischen Residenz Stadt Weimar".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, koloriert, 1784. Von Franz Ludwig Güssefeld. 41,4 x 52,5 cm (Darstellung) / 51 x 61 cm (Blatt). Mittig oberhalb der Darstellung mit "Plan von der Fürstlich. Saechsischen Residenz Stadt Weimar, aufgenommen von F. L. Güssefeld, und zu finden bey denen Homaennischen Erben in Nürnberg. 1784. Mit Kaiserl. Allergnad. Privilegio" betitelt. Links innerhalb der Darstellung mit Legende A-Z; a-z; aa-dd; 1-109 und Erläuterungen versehen. - Sehr detaillierter Stadtplan von Weimar mit der Stadtmauer sowie der angrenzenden Bebauung und Parkanlagen. - Blatt etwas gebräunt und im Randbereich berieben sowie leicht knickspurig. Geringe Randläsuren. Mit original Verlagsbugfalte. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld (1744 Osterburg - 1807 Weimar). Deutscher Kartograf. Assistierte zunächst Baudirektor Hahn in Königsberg in Preußen bei der Vermessung des Netze-Bruches. Wurde sodann Forstrat in Sachsen-Weimar. Seit 1773 lieferte ihm Anton Friedrich Büsching geografische Daten. Zeitgleich erschien seine Karte von Brandenburg im Verlag Homanns Erben, für den er nahezu 100 Karten schuf. Seine Karten waren für die Zeit außerordentlich exakt und machten ihn zu einem der angesehensten deutschen Kartografen der 2. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ab 1808 arbeitete er für das Landes-Industrie-Comptoir und Geographische Institut von Bertuch in Weimar. Sprache: Deutsch

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         Over de Physiognomie.

      - 4 Volumes. Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1784. (34) 357 (3); (8) 342; (6) 347; (6) 435 (21) p. Cloth, 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Novus orbis sive America meridionalis et tentrionalis". Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Gottfried Rogg nach Matthäus Seutter.

      Augsburg, Johann Michael Probst, 1784 - Die Platte der Amerika-Karte aus dem großen Atlas von Matthäus Seutter ging nach dessen Tod an die Verlegerfamilie Probst in Augsburg. Diese begannen in der Folge die aus dem Nachlass Seutters erhaltenen Kartenunter dessen Namen für eigene Verlagsprodukte zu verwenden. Die vorliegende Karte von Amerika noch mit der Darstellung von Kalifornien als Insel. - Linke untere Ecke mit hinterlegtem Einriss. Knapp beschnitten. Leicht gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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         The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography and Natural History of that important Country: to which is added The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon, one of the first settlers

      Wilmington: Adams, 1784 - FIRST EDITION. A classic of the early American frontier, this is the first book on Kentucky and the first published biography of Daniel Boone, dictated by the legendary frontiersman himself. “Boone’s international fame was secured with the publication of ‘The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon’ in John Filson’s Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke in 1784 and its subsequent translation and reprinting in France and Germany the next year” (ANB). While Filson has clearly improved Boone’s spelling and diction, this narrative provides an exciting firsthand view of the exploration and settlement of the old frontier. Boone’s riveting tale concludes, “I can now say that I have verified the saying of old Indian who signed Col. Henderson’s deed. Taking me by the hand, at the delivery thereof, Brother, says he, we have given you a fine land, but I believe you will have much trouble in settling it—My footsteps have often been marked with blood. ” “Boone’s significance to American history and culture is hard to overestimate, for in a very real sense it is impossible to discuss the frontier without discussing Boone. Historically and imaginatively, perhaps no single individual is more central to the frontier experience. [Boone is] the prototype of the frontier hero” (ANB). This is a rare untrimmed copy of a classic of the American frontier. The map called for on the title-page was printed separately in Philadelphia by Tenoor Rook and is virtually never found with the text (none since the Hoe copy, last sold in 1921). Modern calf. Without map as always; H3,4 with long closed tears into text. An excellent untrimmed copy. Provenance: the Siebert copy, Sotheby’s, New York, 21 May 1999, lot 297. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oeuvres completes de Voltaire (\"Kehler Ausgabe\"), 69 Bände (v. 70).

      O. O. (Kehl), De l`Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique,1784 - 1789. Exemplar in 69 (von 70) Bänden (fehlend, missing: Bd. 38). Pappbände der Zeit in braun-schwarzer Marmorierung mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf schwarzem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Format: 22 x 15 cm. Die Bände 1, 16 und 70 jeweils mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt Voltaires als Frontispiz; Bd. 31 mit 14 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln zu Voltaires physikalischen Schriften. Frühe, umfassende Gesamtausgabe der Werke des berühmten Aufklärers, Lyrikers und Dramatikers François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1694 - 1778). Die von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais herausgegebene \"Kehler Ausgabe\" gilt bis heute als berühmteste Werkausgabe Voltaires. Die Bände partiell etwas berieben, sonst durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; bei Bd. 47 kleine Ecke des Rückenschildes fehlend; bei den Bänden 6 und 37 jeweils letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig; Seiten sonst bemerkenswert sauber (nicht gebräunt), allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches, auch innen sauberes Exemplar dieser renommierten frühen Werkausgabe. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Voltaire Werke Werk

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         JUST IMPORTED, AND TO BE SOLD BY JOSEPH GREENOUGH, JUN. AT HIS CHEAP SHOP, A LITTLE BELOW THE FERRY-WAY, NEWBURY- PORT.

      Newburyport: John Mycall, 1784. - Letterpress broadside, approximately 12 x 8 1/2 inches. Text in two columns with ornamental border. Very good. This early American advertising broadside lists various imported goods available for sale, including many types of fabric, hose, handkerchiefs, shawls, ribbon, gloves, buttons, thread, ostrich feathers, shoes, leather, tea, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, cloves, pepper, allspice, indigo, glass, and yellowware. Greenough was a shopkeeper in Newburyport who lived from 1762 to 1796. EVANS 18504. FORD 2388. ESTC W13067.

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         George Washington Autographed Letter Signed.

      - Autograph letter signed from George Washington all in his hand to the Reverend Lee Massey, dated July 10, 1784. It reads, "I have been favored with your letter of June 30th--I thank you for the friendly style of it, & pray you to be assured that I shall, at all times, be glad to see you at Mount Vernon. Business, & old concerns of the War, with which I have now nothing to do, are still pressed upon me. This, and Company, has left me little leizure hitherto to look into matters which more immediately relate to myself--but finding it necessary, I mean to devote my forenoons to business, while I give the after part of the day to my friends, 'till I can (if that should ever be) bring my affairs into order again--With this indulgence from my friends, their visits can never be unseasonable--& none will be received with more pleasure than those of Mr. Massey. G Washington" In very good condition with toning from the old silk backing; the letter remains very bold and legible. The letter measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece of history written after the American Revolution as Washington looked to the future, little would he know that he would become the first President of the United States. George Washington and The Rev. Massey, who was Washington's pastor, were two of the twenty-five signers of the Fairfax Resolves in 1774, which rejected the British Parliament's claim of supreme authority over the American colonies; these were among the most influential and radical resolutions passed in the early days of the Revolution. At the end of the Revolution on December 23, 1783, the heroic General Washington resigned his commission and returned home to Mount Vernon, determined to return to private life. The newborn nation still demanded his time, however, and he would re-enter public life in 1787 by leading the Constitutional Convention, before being elected president of the United States in 1789. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Delineatio Episcopatus Osnabrugensis, olim jam ex conatibus Mascopii a Giga et Meuschenio postea emendatis in tabulis exhibita geographicis anno vero 1774 a L. B. de Busche [d. i. Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche] et de Benoit [d. i. Francois Chretien de Benoit] ex dimensionibus suis descripta et novissime 1776 opera et studia accuratissime emendata.

      Augsburg, Lotter, 1784 - Seltene Karte des Erzbistums Osnabrück von Tobias Lotters Söhnen nach der von Chistian. L. Reinhold überarbeiteten Militärkarte des Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche und des Francois Chretien de Benoit. Unter dem Kartenbild eine schöne Ansicht der Stadt Osnabrück. - Etw. gebräunt, kl. hinterlegter Randeinriss (ohne Bildverlust und nur ca. 3 mm Bildberührung). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Master Print-SATIRE-ELASTIC BREECHES-RAMSKIN-Rowlandson-Nixon-1784

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'New invented Elastic Breeches.' - Satirical print showing two men standing on chairs attempting to pull up the very tight breeches of a stout man, who is lifted from the ground by their efforts. A stout woman enters from the right holding a pair of breeches under her arm. Etching on hand laid paper. Made by 'Thomas Rowlandson' after 'J. Nixon'. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was famous for his satyrical prints. His loose and quick way of working was ideal for the depiction of all kinds of daily scenes. He was one of the great British etchers of satyrical subjects. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 12.6 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 32 x 23.9 cm. The image size is ca. 32 x 23.9 cm.

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         George Washington Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autograph letter signed from George Washington all in his hand to the Reverend Lee Massey, dated July 10, 1784. It reads, "I have been favored with your letter of June 30th--I thank you for the friendly style of it, & pray you to be assured that I shall, at all times, be glad to see you at Mount Vernon. Business, & old concerns of the War, with which I have now nothing to do, are still pressed upon me. This, and Company, has left me little leizure hitherto to look into matters which more immediately relate to myself--but finding it necessary, I mean to devote my forenoons to business, while I give the after part of the day to my friends, 'till I can (if that should ever be) bring my affairs into order again--With this indulgence from my friends, their visits can never be unseasonable--& none will be received with more pleasure than those of Mr. Massey. G Washington" In very good condition with toning from the old silk backing; the letter remains very bold and legible. The letter measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece of history written after the American Revolution as Washington looked to the future, little would he know that he would become the first President of the United States. George Washington and The Rev. Massey, who was Washington's pastor, were two of the twenty-five signers of the Fairfax Resolves in 1774, which rejected the British Parliament's claim of supreme authority over the American colonies; these were among the most influential and radical resolutions passed in the early days of the Revolution. At the end of the Revolution on December 23, 1783, the heroic General Washington resigned his commission and returned home to Mount Vernon, determined to return to private life. The newborn nation still demanded his time, however, and he would re-enter public life in 1787 by leading the Constitutional Convention, before being elected president of the United States in 1789.

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         CARLO KHAN DETHRON'D OR BILLY'S TRIUMPH.

      London. March 24, 1784. - Engraving with contemporary hand-coloring, 9 x 11 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Color bright and fresh. Very good. A satire on William Pitt's triumph over chief rival Charles James Fox in getting the New India Bill passed; the India Act of 1784 brought control of the East India Company under the auspices of the British government. The fact that the cartoon depicts Pitt holding a second paper labeled "Stamp Act," would seem to denote that passage of the New India Bill was seen in some quarters as disastrous. The image shows a triumphant William Pitt astride an elephant bearing Lord North's face, while Fox, dressed in oriental garb, lies on the ground behind the elephant. A dice cup and two dice lay on the ground before him (a reference to his notorious gambling) as he cries, "Perdition take thee for the chance is thine." BM SATIRES 6462.

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         Oeuvres. Traduit de l?anglois. En 10 volumes.

      A Genève, Chez les Libraires associés, 1784, - pt. in-8vo, première page avec petite déchirure, pièce ?d?ex-libris? au contre-plat du tome 1: ?Se vend chez Louis Luquiens Nouveau Libraire A Lausanne?, reliure en veau blond d?époque, dos avec pièce de titre et de tomaison (1 à 10), le dos orné de filets or, bel exemplaire. Il y a 3 tomes (1 à 3) pour ?Evelina? puis tome 4 à 10 de la nlle édtion de ?Cecilia ou mémoires d?une héritière? Numérotés tome 1 à 7? Ensemble de 10 volumes compl. Mémorialiste et romancière anglaise, fille d?un musicologue célèbre, elle passe sa jeunesse parmi les artistes et les lettrés les plus en vue de Londres. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Van Tieghem , Dict. de littératures. Tome 1,652

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         An Authentic and accurate Journal of the Late Siege of Gibraltar being a circumstantial Account of every material transaction relative to that memorable event from the day on which the communication between that Garrison and Spain was shut up to the arrival of the Thetis Frigate with the preliminary Articles of Peace

      First edition. 8vo. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; spine rubbed and minor loss to headcap, very good otherwise. Macclesfield library plates to front pastedown & facing leaf, discreet Macclesfield blindstamp to title & two following leaves, some very light foxing to first few leaves and foxing to edges. [iv], 173pp. London: Pr. by T. Bensley,

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         JUST IMPORTED, AND TO BE SOLD BY JOSEPH GREENOUGH, JUN AT HIS CHEAP SHOP, A LITTLE BELOW THE FERRY-WAY, NEWBURY- PORT

      Newburyport: John Mycall, 1784. Letterpress broadside, approximately 12 x 8 1/2 inches. Text in two columns with ornamental border. Very good. This early American advertising broadside lists various imported goods available for sale, including many types of fabric, hose, handkerchiefs, shawls, ribbon, gloves, buttons, thread, ostrich feathers, shoes, leather, tea, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, cloves, pepper, allspice, indigo, glass, and yellowware. Greenough was a shopkeeper in Newburyport who lived from 1762 to 1796. EVANS 18504. FORD 2388. ESTC W13067.

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         Description générale et particulière de la France, département du Rhône, ouvrage enrichi d?estampes d?après les dessins des plus célèbres artistes. Ce volume contient: 1° L?histoire du Dauphiné & la description de cette Province, par M. Béguillet. suivi de: 2° La minéralogie du Dauphiné, par M. Guettard.

      Paris, Ph.-D. Pierres, Imprimeur Ordinaire du Roi, M DCC. LXXXII, 1782-1784, - gr. in-folio, robuste reliure en demi-vélin à coins récente, dos lisse, pièce de titre orange. Ces deux très rares ouvrages formant un ensemble sont bien complets des 55 splendides planches gravées avec 92 vues et images minéralogiques, ils ont été reliés en un seul volume. Avec de magnifiques vues de Grenoble, Sassenage, la fontaine qui brûle, Fort Barraux, Valence, région de Bourg d'Oisans, Allemont, la Grande-Chartreuse, massif d'Allevard, Valence, Montélimar, etc. etc. et en double-page la célèbre ?Vue du site d'Allevard? ?Un ouvrage important. Très rare complet de toutes les parties et gravures? . Perret.Le tout se décompose de la manière suivante:1) 2ff. (faux-titre + titre générale ?Description générale et particulière de la France Département du Rhône. Gouvernement de Dauphiné.? (1ère partie) avec vignette gravée de ?Maquellier inv. & sc. 1781?).2) XXIV p. (d?introduction:) Discours sur l?histoire des Princes-Dauphins. par Béguillet. Avec en-tête et fin-de-chapitre gravée.3) 102 p. ?Abrégé de l?histoire du Dauphiné & des Princes Dauphins. par M. Béguillet. 1 en-tête gravé d?un scène historique, par Le Barbier et L. Pauquet: ?Prise de possession du Dauphiné en 1349?.4) 1 ff. Frontispiece gravé pour le Voyage pittoresque. du Province du Dauphiné + 13 ff. non num. de texte suivis de 45 planches gravées avec 72 vues (la double ?Vue du site d?Allevard? compte pour 2).5) 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre: Département du Rhône Gouvernement du Dauphiné ?Seconde Partie? M DCC. LXXXIV.) + 255 p. (+ 1 bl.) (Minéralogie du Dauphiné 1784 suivi de différents mémoires par régions (Lyon à Vienne, St Vallier, Montélimar, volcans éteints du Vivarais, etc.) - Itinéraire. Premier voyage en Dauphiné 1775 (Grésivaudan, Grande Chartreuse, etc.) - Explication des planches) + 10 planches gravées minéralogiques (chacune avec 2 images, num. de 1 à 20 dans l?explication des planches). 6) 240 p. Description de Dauphiné. 3ème partie. L'un des plus beaux livres illustrés du Dauphiné; il fait partie d'une aventure ambitieuse et considérable qui dura 15 ans ! De 1781 à 1796 parut la "Description générale et particulière de la France" qui devint par la suite "Voyage pittoresque de la France". C'est Benjamin de La Borde (valet de chambre de Louis XVI, fermier général et musicien) qui en fut le maître d'oeuvre. Le Dauphiné inaugure la série et forme, comme pour chaque province, un tout en soi. La célèbre "minéralogie de Guéttard et Béguillet" en constitue la suite; Beguillet seconda La Borde dans cette entreprise monumentale dont la révolution viendra réduire les ambitions.Les contributions sont nombreuses et remarquables, tant pour les auteurs du texte que pour les illustrateurs et graveurs qui figurent parmi les meilleurs artistes de l'époque: Chamfort, d'Alembert, Cochin, Moreau le Jeune, Tavernier, etc. La plupart de ces gravures sont célèbres à juste titre; outre leur qualité elles sont un témoignage du Dauphiné de l'ancien régime.Notre exemplaire est en très bon état et ne comporte que des défauts mineurs n'altérant pas la qualité de l'ensemble : des piqûres au papier sur certaines pages et une petite et discrète restauration. charnières renforcées. Grandes marges ; entièrement non rogné. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cohen, 291; Brunet, II, 620; Perret 2077. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Present State of the Ottoman Empire.

      K Baldwin London 1784 - 8vo, pp. (4), xv, (8), 443. Modern full calf with leather title label. Complete with the half title. Some tiny chips to top edge of title page, occasional foxing and browning, but very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vroedkundige Oeffenschool

      1784 - [20]-432 pages, 21 planches Gant, J.F. Vander Schueren, 1784, in-4, [20]-432 pages, 21 planches gravées en taille-douce, dont 2 dépliantes, basane havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, double filet d'encadrement sur les plats, fleurons d'angle et armes centrales, Première édition de cet ouvrage du chirurgien accoucheur Jan Bernard Jacobs (1734-1790) : ce traité connut un succès important ; il fut plusieurs fois réédité et, l'année suivante, traduit en français sous le titre École pratique des accouchements (Paris, Mequignon, 1785). Les belles gravures qui l'illustrent sont dues, en partie, au graveur et orfèvre gantois Pierre Tiberghien (1755-1810) ; les autres sont signées J. L. Wauters. Elles représentent les os du bassin, l'appareil génital féminin, des femmes enceintes de profil - l'une en vue écorchée -, des foetus in utero, des scènes d'accouchement et différents cas de présentation. Exemplaire comportant, sur les plats, un fer représentant le porte du château des comtes de Flandre tenu entre les pattes d'un lion. Charnières frottées, coiffes et coins usés. Auréole angulaire très pâle au texte et aux planches. Blake, 232. Wellcome III, 338. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        George Washington Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autograph letter signed from George Washington all in his hand to the Reverend Lee Massey, dated July 10, 1784. It reads, "I have been favored with your letter of June 30th--I thank you for the friendly style of it, & pray you to be assured that I shall, at all times, be glad to see you at Mount Vernon. Business, & old concerns of the War, with which I have now nothing to do, are still pressed upon me. This, and Company, has left me little leizure hitherto to look into matters which more immediately relate to myself--but finding it necessary, I mean to devote my forenoons to business, while I give the after part of the day to my friends, 'till I can (if that should ever be) bring my affairs into order again--With this indulgence from my friends, their visits can never be unseasonable--& none will be received with more pleasure than those of Mr. Massey. G Washington" In very good condition with toning from the old silk backing; the letter remains very bold and legible. The letter measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece of history written after the American Revolution as Washington looked to the future, little would he know that he would become the first President of the United States. George Washington and The Rev. Massey, who was Washington's pastor, were two of the twenty-five signers of the Fairfax Resolves in 1774, which rejected the British Parliament's claim of supreme authority over the American colonies; these were among the most influential and radical resolutions passed in the early days of the Revolution. At the end of the Revolution on December 23, 1783, the heroic General Washington resigned his commission and returned home to Mount Vernon, determined to return to private life. The newborn nation still demanded his time, however, and he would re-enter public life in 1787 by leading the Constitutional Convention, before being elected president of the United States in 1789.

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