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        ORIGEN, PROGRESOS, Y ESTADO ACTUAL DE TODA LA LITERATURA. Traducida al castellano por D. Carlos Andrés.

      Antonio de Sancha 1784-1806, Madrid - 9 vols. 4º (de 10, falta el IX) 4º. 7h+XXIIIp+5h+482p = 8h+492p = XXIV+3h+427p = 6h+551p = 7h+526p = 12h+724p = 2h+XXVIIIp+515p = 2h+XVIp+589p+1h = XVIIIp+482p. Algún rastro de óx. o hum. Pasta española algo roz, cortes pintados, tejuelos en lomos. - Palau nº 12205.

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        Lettres de M. Mesmer, à MM. les auteurs du "Journal de Paris", et à M. Franklin.

      [S.l.] : [s.n.], [s.d 1784 - In-8° broché, 16 pages relié par une cordelette tel que paru. Reacting to the negative opinions of mesmerism published in the Journal de Paris and in the reports of the two royal commissions appointed to investigate animal magnetism, Mesmer complains here that the commissions had examined the type of animal magnetism practiced by his former disciple d'Eslon, whose work Mesmer had rejected. When we checked OCLC cited only 3 copies in North American libraries. Norman M26. Mesmer pensait qu'un "magnétisme animal" imprègnait l'univers et existait en toute chose vivante. Il croyait que sa transmission d'une personne à une autre pourrait guérir diverses maladies nerveuses grâce à ses propriétés curatives. Arrivé à Paris en 1778, il a mis en place des cures de guérisons lucratives employant des rituels élaborés destinés à impressionner ses patients. Le succès fut immédiat. Mesmer a été ensuite discrédité par un comité de l'Académie française des sciences (comprenant Lavoisier et Benjamin Franklin) et en 1785 a été forcé de quitter la ville. Si beaucoup de ses contemporains ont considéré ce que l'on appelle aujourd'hui le Mesmérisme comme du charlatanisme, sa théorie du magnétisme animal a jeté les bases de l'hypnose moderne et de la psychothérapie. Garrison-Morton [4992.1 : "The attention Mesmer directed toward hypnosis and suggestion in psychiatry led eventually to its scientific investigation by Braid and others"]. Printing and the Mind of Man [225 : "Suggestibility on the part of the patient can, without question, be a key to his recovery; and having found this out Mesmer became, unwittingly, a pioneer of psychotherapy"], Heirs [1013 : "his theory of animal magnetism laid the foundations of modern hypnosis and suggestion therapy] || 2. Crabtree [50] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Abbildung von fünf und zwanzig und Beschreibung von hundert der neuesten und merkwürdigsten Pelargonien. 1. und 2. Jahrgang in Verbindung mit mehreren Blumenfreunden und Besitzern großer Sammlungen von Pelargonien herausgegeben.

      2 Jahrgänge in einem Band (alles Erschienene). Ca. 20 x 13 cm. (8) S., 130 Seiten (2) S., VIII S., 168 Seiten. Mit 50 handcolorierten Kupfertafeln und lithographierten Titelblättern. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Reider (1784-1853), königl. bayer. Landgerichtsassessor, Gutsbesitzer zu Nedersdorf bei Staffelstein, "war einer der fruchtbarsten Schriftsteller über Landwirtschaft und Gartenbau". (ADB 27, 682). Einbandkanten und Rücken berstoßen. Textseiten teils stockfleckig. Paginierungsfehler in Band 2, hier springt die Paginierung von 64 auf 81 (wie auch beim Vergleichsexemplar der Bibliothek des Metropolitankapitels Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat Bamberg). Die sehr dekorativen Tafeln sauber und schön.

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        Amusemens Physiques

      Paris: Chez Hardouin 1784 - Amusemens Physiques, et Differentes Experiences Divertissantes. Red leather laid down on spine with gilt lettering, plain boards. Original marbled endpapers retained. Includes half title page and engraved frontispiece of Pinetti with cherubs. 94 pages. Wide margins (see photographs). Boards slightly warped, pages toned and soiled heavily on edges, foxing throughout pages, pages also slightly warped with some chips. Ex Libris Trevor Hall and The University of London Harry Price Library. Good. French. Weight: 5 Lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Leopoldstadt, "Ravage cause par le Debordement du Danube a Vienne.".

      - Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) n. Kleiner b. Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie in Augsburg, dat. 1784, 25,5 x 41 Als Vorlage für dieses seltene Blatt diente mit Sicherheit "Prospect der Leopold-Stadt"(Nebehay-Wagner 306/II/30) von Salomon Kleiner, es ist seitenverkehrt und teilweise stark verändert, so wurden sämtliche Straßen verbreitert und die Reste der Brücke perspektivisch angehoben; Text in dt.-franz, hier allerdings als Variante ohne Titel (nur in Spiegelschrift über dem Blatt. "Das Hochwasserereignis wird als eine der größten Naturkatastrophen der frühen Neuzeit in Mitteleuropa angesehen. Das Hochwasser verwüstete ganze Talzüge, unzählige Brücken wurden zerstört." (Wikipedia); die anlassbezogenen Blätter von der Kaiserlich Franziskischen Akademie sind durchwegs selten da sie nur über einen kurzen Zeitraum gedruckt wurden.

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        Magie, oder, die Zauberkräfte der Natur, so auf den Nutzen und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Band 1, 2 und 4 Erster Theil, zweyte Auflage, 1784. Zweyter Theil, 1784. Vierter und letzter Theil, nebst Universal-Register über alle vier Theile, 1786.

      Berlin, bey Joachim Pauli, Buchhändler, 1784. 1, 2 und 4Die Titel mit gestochenen Vignetten, in jedem Band eine andere. LVI, 424; XXXII, 440; XVI, 600; VI, 673 Seiten. 21X13 cm. 20 gefaltete Kupfertafeln (9, 5, 6. Vollständig). Orig. Halbledereinband mit 6 echten Bünden. Lederecken. Band 1 ohne Rückenschild, Band 2 mit stark beriebenem Rückenschild, Band vier mit rotem, gut erhaltenen Rückenschild. Insgesamt gute Exemplare. Versand D: 2,90 EUR Magie

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        Krähwinkliaden, oder bildliche Darstellung doppelsinniger Redensarten.

      Quer-4. 8 (statt 12 ?) handkol. Radierungen mit gestochenen Text im unteren Rand, lose in Orig.-Papierumschlag mit gestoch. Deckeltitel. Sehr seltene Folge der humoristisch-satirischen Kupferstiche über die seinerzeit beliebten kleinstädtischen, spießbürgerlichen Krähwinkler, die in ihrer Beschränktheit den Schiltbürgern gleichen. - Der in Nördlingen geborene Maler, Radierer und Zeichner J. M. Voltz (1784-1858) arbeitete nach seiner Ausbildung bei dem Augsburger Kupferstecher und Verleger Friedrich Weber und dem Hofmaler Schmidt zunächst bei der Akademischen Buchhandlung Herzberg in Augsburg. Nach einem Aufenthalt in München 1808 trat Voltz 1809 in den Bilderbogen-Verlag von Friedrich Campe in Nürnberg ein, für den er bis zu seinem Tod arbeitete. Insgesamt umfasst Voltz uvre etwa 5000 Zeichnungen und Radierungen, die er für Campe und andere Kunstverlage in Augsburg und Nürnberg schuf. - "Staunenswerth bleibt seine immer frische Vielseitigkeit. V. war in der historischen Malerei, im Zeitbild, in Schlachtenscenen ebenso bewandert, wie in der Darstellung religiöser Gegenstände, nicht minder in der Humoristik und in der Caricatur auch im Genrebild bewegte er sich in der umfassendsten Weise. Er schilderte das Treiben der Erwachsenen ebenso wahr, wie er sich in das Gemüthsleben der Kinder versenkte das ganze Gebiet der Thierwelt und der Landschaft zog er gleichmäßig in das Bereich seiner Darstellung, kein Zweig der Kunst blieb ihm fremd... Zur weiteren Signatur der Zeit zählen die zahlreichen Caricaturen, dann die in der Litteratur schon längst eine große Rolle spielenden Räubergeschichten, die Modethorheiten und Schwächen der Menschen,... Dann eine ganze Reihe mit den damals vielbeliebten Kleinstädtereien (Kotzebue) und "Krähwinkliaden", deren Hauptwitz darin gipfelt, daß eine Redensart wörtlich genommen wird (wie z. B. der siegreiche General eine Besatzung über die Klinge springen läßt oder eine Festung schleift) u. dergl." (H. Holland in ADB XL, 280 ff.). - Umschlag am Fuß eingerissen und etwas fleckig sonst sehr gut erhalten und sauber.

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        The New British Traveller, or a Complete Modern Universal Displey of Great Britain and Ireland. VERY GOOD TIGHT COPY

      Alex Hogg, London 1784 - This is a very good hardback copy in the full brown leather covers. 520 pages + 4 page list of subscribers. Large very heavy book, will need extra postage For books going outside Europe I strongly recommend airmail as sea mail is a poor service, books to Europe always go by airmail in any case. Inland, I send all parcels that weigh under a kilo by first class. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Magie, oder, die Zauberkräfte der Natur, so auf den Nutzen und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Band 1, 2 und 4 Erster Theil, zweyte Auflage, 1784. Zweyter Theil, 1784. Vierter und letzter Theil, nebst Universal-Register über alle vier Theile, 1786.

      Berlin, bey Joachim Pauli, Buchhändler, 1784 - Die Titel mit gestochenen Vignetten, in jedem Band eine andere. LVI, 424; XXXII, 440; XVI, 600; VI, 673 Seiten. 21X13 cm. 20 gefaltete Kupfertafeln (9, 5, 6. Vollständig). Orig. Halbledereinband mit 6 echten Bünden. Lederecken. Band 1 ohne Rückenschild, Band 2 mit stark beriebenem Rückenschild, Band vier mit rotem, gut erhaltenen Rückenschild. Insgesamt gute Exemplare. , Preis inkl. MwSt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1510

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        Rare imprimé sur l'ascension de Montgolfier et Pilâtre de Rozier.

      - 1 imprimé 1 In-4 [1784] Imprimerie de A. Idt, à Lyon. pliures en marge, pâles rousseurs Très rare pièce imprimée en patois lyonnais sur l'ascension de Montgolfier et Pilâtre de Rozier, intitulée : "Chanson du ballon de M. de Montgolfier". « Que t'ai don cela marveilla / Que raconte Revarchon / I no baille novella / Qu'on da faire on biau balon [.] / Ze me metons in dispensa / Par alla jusqu'Brotiau [.] / Tot don coup ze vi parêtre / Pilaustre et de Mongorfi [.] ». Au total 96 vers.

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        Deutliche Vorstellung durch den Eisgang vom 28-29. Febr. 1784. verursachten Ruinen in hiesiger Gegend." Oben eine Gesamtansicht der Stadt aus der Vorgelschau mit der Steineren Brücke im Vordergrund, in der Mitte eine Darstellung der Steinernen Brücke mit Eisschollen, unten links ein kleines Bild mit den Beschädigungen der Steinernen Brücke.

      - Ca. 30,5 x 45 cm (Darstellung), ca. 33,5 x 48,5 cm (Blattformat). Kupferstich von Johann Mayr, Regensburg, 1784 (Gezeichnet, gestochen u. verlegt von Ioh. Mayr, Schriftstecher dahier. 9. May, 1784). Seltenes Ereignisblatt. Rechts oben braune Verfärbung durch Feuchtigkeit, am linken Rand alte Hinterlegung (Riß), am rechten Rand kleiner hinterlegter Einriß, rückseitig fleckig umd alte große Adressierung (geschrieben um 1820), etwas knittrig.

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        Nachricht von einigen Häusern des Geschlechts der von Schlieffen oder Schlieben vor Alters Sliwin oder Sliwingen.

      Kassel, Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei, 1784. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen (Kapitale m. kl. Fehlstellen). Kl. altes Bibl.-Schildchen a. Innendeckel („von Schenck‘sche Fidei-Kommiss-Bibliothek"). Titel verso gestempelt (ausgeschiedenes Bibl.-Exemplar). Gebräunt u. braunfleckig. - Holzmann/B. III, 5903. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten, einem Textkupfer, 11 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln (Wappendarstellungen) u. 18 gefalt. Stammtafeln. 4 Bll., 282, IV, XVI S., S. 283-472, 1 Bl. (Druckfehler), 200 S. (Beylagen), Ldr. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia dellÕaugusta Badia di S. Silvestro di Nonantola. Aggiuntovi il codice diplomatico della medesima.

      Modena, presso la Societˆ Tipografica, 1784, due volumi in-folio legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, tre tasselli con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, due frontespizi stampati a due colori ed in entrambi due grandi vignette calcografiche, numerosi capolettera figurati, pp. XIX-326-(4) con 42 testate o tavole incise in rame intercalate nel testo (raffiguranti, oltre alle numerose armi cardinalizie, i panorami di Nonantola, Modena, Bologna, Castelvetro, Sestola, Crevalcore, Serra Sant. Abbondio, Monastero di Fonte Avellana, Facciata e parte laterale della Cattedrale di Modena, Chiesa di S.Silvestro di Nonantola, Chiesa arcipretale di S.Michele Arcangelo, Panorama di Chiesa di S.Luca di Camurana) e una grande carta pi volte ripiegata in fine (Carta corografica della diocesi della Augusta Badia di Nonantola) incisa in rame da G.Zuliani su disegno di G.Pitteri + pp. XIX-588-(2) con due grandi testate calcografiche (Armi del vescovo di Reggio e panorama di Reggio Emilia). Copia in eccellente stato di conservazione.

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        CONCORDANTIAE SACRORUM BIBLIORUM VULGATE EDITIONIS

      BALTHASARUM AB EGMOND & Soci 1784 - - 1784, COLONIAE AGRIPPINAE APUD BALTHASARUM AB EGMOND & Socios. - Fort in-8, d'environ 100/1200 pp. non numérotées, PLEIN MAROQUIN Fauve, dos à cinq nerfs, fleurons et titre aux fers dorés, toutes tranches dorées, Plats ornés d'une dentelle d'encadrement, double filets aux coupes, roulettes au retour de plats. Ex-libris raturés. - Garde, 1 f., planche gzravée en frontispice, p. de titre bicolore, 16 pp. environ 1/1200 pp. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Très rare lettre du Girondin Vergniaud, alors jeune avocat à Bordeaux.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 p. 1/2 In-4 07/02/1784 Adresse au dos. déchirure en marge (sans gravité), quelques rousseurs. Très rare lettre de Vergniaud, alors jeune avocat à Bordeaux. Après quelques considérations familiales et de santé, il évoque l'ambiance au parlement de Bordeaux [il venait d'acquérir la charge d'avocat au parlement de Bordeaux, sous la protection de Dupaty, son président]. «L'hyver sans être bien rude à Bordeaux, a tellement glacé le zèle de MM. du parlement que les audiences se montent après 11 heures pour finir à midi. Aussi les procureurs ne distribuent-ils pas les affaires ; et les jeunes avocats qui n'ont pas de pain cuit commencent à trouver le tems un peu long, ce sont eux qui témoignent le plus de zèle pour que la justice soit bien administrée. J'espère que cette séance je travaillerai au sénéchal où je n'ai pas encore plaidé. J'en serai redevable à M. Le Pt de Verthamon qui me ferait je crois, s'il le pouvoit, recommander à toute la terre. Je lui ai d'autant plus d'obligation qu'il ne me sait point mauvais gré de mon attachement à M. Dupaty et qu'il ne m'en parle jamais, du moins en mal [.]». Conventionnel Girondin, l'un des grands orateurs de la Révolution, guillotiné le 31 octobre 1793. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, on His Majesty's Ships the 'Resolution' and 'Discovery', in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 ..

      London, Printed by W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. Quarto, three volumes (the text) plus the large folio atlas, [viii], xcvi, 421, [1] (blank); [xii], 549, [1] (blank); [xii] (last blank), 558, [2] (advertisement, last blank) pages with a folding letterpress table plus a total of 87 engraved plates, maps and charts (with 24, many folding, in the quarto volumes, and 63 in the atlas, including 2 folding maps); most of the plates are from the artwork of John Webber. Quarto volumes in modern antique-style half calf and cloth, all edges uncut (the atlas in early half morocco and more recent cloth, all edges gilt), spines gilt in compartments, with morocco title-labels; leather very lightly rubbed (a little more so on the atlas); the text leaves tend to be uniformly toned, with scattered foxing (generally light); some margins with chips or short tears (none affecting the text, a few with old archival tape repairs); small light tidemark near the edge of the top margin of the first few leaves of the first volume; the last four leaves of the second volume are a little soiled, affecting mainly the bottom corner (one of which has been tidied up with a slight trim); atlas plates foxed and offset, with a number of them heavily browned and spotted (and with a tiny ember burn in one unprinted margin); minimal old conservation work to the large folding map; minor signs of use and age; these blemishes notwithstanding, a presentable wide-margined set of this important work. Each volume contains the Ingleton bookplate and Ingleton Collection catalogue stamp and number (6362). 'Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70° 44' before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clerke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore' (Hill). Hill 361; Forbes 62; Beddie 1543. [4 items].

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        welche Herr Ingenieur-Hauptmann Müller zu Darmstadt in abgewichenem Jahre gefunden hat. SS. 269-275. In: Der Teutsche Merkur. Hrsg. C. M. Wieland. Erstes Vierteljahr.

      Weimar (Hoffmann) 1784 - (17,5 x 11 cm). 288 S; XLVIII S. Anzeigen. Mit 3 gefalteten Notenbeilagen. Pappband der Zeit. Seltener Beitrag über den Prioritätsstreit zwischen Philipp Matthäus Hahn und Johann Helfrich Müller um die Erfindung ihrer Rechenmaschinen. Letzterer hat 1783 eine Maschine vorgestellt, die er selbst entwickelt hat, deren Äußeres jedoch der von Hahn stark ähnelt und deren Konstruktion vermutlich ebenfalls auf diese zurück geht. - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise gering gebräunt.Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Bischoff, Geschichte der Rechenmaschine S. 173 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collins's Ode on the Passions Set to Music by Benjamin Cooke Mus. D. Organist & Master of the Choristers of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, and Organist of St. Martins in the Fields. Price 1L.1s. 0d-. [Full score]

      Printed for the Author, London 1784 - Tall folio. Modern gray paper boards with brown paper title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to fellow organizers of the festivities at Westminster Abbey commemorating Handel in 1784, verso blank), 1f. (list of subscribers), 99 (engraved music), [i] (blank) pp. With the autograph signature of the composer ("Ben. Cooke") to foot of first page of music. Subscribers include such distinguished individuals as Samuel Arnold, Charles Burney, John Hawkins, Philip Hayes, Shield, and John Stanley.Spine faded. Minor soiling to corners; title slightly browned and with small tears and minor loss to blank outer edge and corners with archival tape repair. Front pastedown with former owner's name to upper outer corner with erasure beneath, printed bookseller's description of related item. A very good, wide-margined copy. First Edition. BUC p. 213. RISM C3558.Benjamin Cooke was an English organist and composer, son of the music publisher of the same name. "His setting of Collins's Ode on the Passions, though largely untouched by the progressive idiom of its day, minimizes the formality of the aria style and is notable for enterprise in the figuration and above all in the sonority of its instrumental writing, calling for muted strings, obbligato organ and harpsichord, harp, cymbals, triangle, carillon and tibiae pares (representing the double flutes of classical Greece." Watkins Shaw and Gerald Gifford in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Herzogthum Magdeburg nach seiner jezigen Abtheilung, nebst der Grafschaft Mansfeld, Magdeburgischer Hoheit.

      Entworfen von F. L. Güssefeld und herausgegeben durch die Homænnischen Erben zu Nürnberg A=o 1784. Handkolorierter Kupferstich. 62,5x47 cm. Mit einem dekorativen Kartusche. Falte und rechter Rand verstärkt.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales with Preliminary Observations and an account of some Foreign Prisons together with Appendix to the State of Prisons in England and Wales; Two Volumes

      Warrington printed William Eyres, London 1784 - Quarto. Two Volume set. Volume 1 is a first edition with Three folding plates.Volume 2 was publsihed in 1784 and is a second edition. 18 leaves of plates as called for but numbered up to 22. Both volumes bound in full leather with professional rebacked spines. Leather title labels to spine. Gilt design to spines.Some age-toning at edges of endpapers. Bindings tight. ties. Both volumes in very in very nice condition. Volume 1 is in PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN (224). This is the first major practical work on the subject and a n influential work on prison reform Thereafter Howard devoted himself to study and the prevention of gaol fever, of which he contracted the disease himself in the Crimea where he died of it in 1790. First Edition and Second edition respectively. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GUIA DEL NIÑO INSTRUIDO, Y PADRE EDUCADO, CARTILLA Y CATON PARA TODAS ARTES. Junto con CONSTITUCIONES DEL REAL COLEGIO DE NIÑOS HUERFANOS DE LA PROVINCIA DE LA MANCHA,

      - fundado año de 1784 en la Villa de Villacañas, priorato de San Juan. Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1787, 12x19, 4 hojas, XXIV-435 págs. y 1 hoja, 46 págs. Alguna manchita. Margen blanco de dos hojas con desperfectos. Nombre y fecha de época de anterior propietario. Encuadernado en plena piel de época(Contiene un Abecedario y Silabario con reglas para pronunciar bien todos los vocablos: nuevo método, por el que se logra aprendan los Niños con brevedad a leer y escribir. y varias instrucciones de importancia a beneficio del público). (57535).

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        Herrn Professor Gellerts Geistliche Oden und Lieder mit Melodien, nebst einem Anhange zwölf geistlicher Oden und Lieder.

      Leipzig Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf 1784 - 64 S. (60 S. und nur 4 S. Anhang, dieser Anhang unvollständig, es fehlen die letzten 10 Seiten). Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln (ausgeschieden), Papier gebräunt und mit altem Wasserrand, im oberen Bereich der Falz Papierverfärbung durch alten Feuchtigkeitsschaden, ansonsten noch ordentlich erhalten, (der Anhang unvollständig, es fehlen die letzten 10 Seiten), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 600 Qu.-Folio, sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halb-Leinen mit marmorierten Deckeln,

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        Manuscrit : Traité de physiologie de l'homme sain ou explication du corps humain

      1784 - In-8° couverture d'attente de l'époque, 285 pages entièrement manuscrites avec une utile table des matières en fin de volume. Le Canu a laissé également laissé des traces comme urologue. Le cours a appartenu à Jacob Thomas Morel de Caen comme en témoigne l'ex-libris manuscrit figurant en deuxième page de gardé daté de 1784 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF JOHN FOTHERGILL, M. D. With Some Account of his Life.

      London, Charles Dilly, 1784. FIRST QUARTO EDITION 1784 (originally published as an 8vo in 3 volumes, 1783-4). Edited with a Life by J. C. Lettsom. 4to, approximately 295 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, small oval portrait frontispiece by F. Bartolozzi after R. Livesay, 4 very nicely hand coloured botanical plates each with an uncoloured duplicate, 2 portrait plates of members of the Royal Society with whom Fothergill corresponded, a plate of a magnetical machine, a plate of plans of boxes for conveying plants by sea, another depicting an elevation of Ackworth School, and the last a medical plate of the Vesica Urinaria, pages: [8], xcv, [1], 657, [3] - blank and 2 pages of adverts, bound in full tree calf with double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked with original slightly chipped and slightly worn backstrip laid on with gilt bands and original gilt lettered morocco label, original marbled endpapers. Covers slightly scratched, corners worn, neat inscription dated 1927 to second endpaper, faint foxing to margins of frontispiece, occasional faint foxing chiefly to margins, tiny chip to 1 margin, small piece missing from 2 blank lower corners, 1 colour plate and its black and white duplicate trimmed at fore-edge just shaving the title and one of the small drawings at the foot of the page, final black and white plate of bladder slightly browned. A very good clean tight copy. John Fothergill (1712 - 1780) was an English physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. Born in Yorkshire he trained as a physician at Edinburgh, achieving M.D. in 1736, and then studied at St Thomas' Hospital, London. He settled in London about 1740 where he gained an extensive practice. In 1745, he gave a brief lecture to the Royal Society of London, citing the work of a Scottish physician, William Tossach, which is the first known lecture on the practice of mouth-to-mouth ventilation. His pamphlet, Account of the Sore Throat attended with Ulcers (1748), contains one of the first descriptions of diphtheria in English, and was translated into several languages. He was a keen botanist and at Upton, near Stratford, he had an extensive botanical garden where he grew many rare plants obtained from various parts of the world. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763. The editor of The Works claims this to be a complete collection of Fothergill's published writings included some posthumous essays and his correspondence with various learned physicians and others. 2 essays are in Latin followed by a translation, the majority are on medical matters: emetics, ruptured diaphragm, the putrid sore throat, cortex peruvianus in scrofulous disorders, cure of sciatica, cure of consumptions, angina pectoris, influenza, Ipecacuanha and the cure of fluxes etc. There are 4 essays on botanical plants, 28 pages on coffee and its history, the editor has compiled a list of "stove and green-house plants" in the doctor's garden at Upton. There is also an essay on the North American Colonies written in 1765 (17 pages) and a letter to a friend on the school Fothergill intended to found at Ackworth in Yorkshire. The final essay written by Lettsom is on the disease of the bladder from which Fothergill died, including his own description of symptoms and treatment which Lettsom transcribed from his letters. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was also an English physician, Quaker, and abolitionist, born in the Virgin Islands. He founded the Medical Society of London in 1773, the oldest medical society in the United Kingdom and was its president for many years. The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 45; Bibliotheca Walleriana Volume I, 3146; Bibliotheca Osleriana, 2640; ESTC T139745. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        All in the Family – Alexander Hamilton Helps Manage his Brother-in-Law’s American Finances, and Coordinates Delivery of a Package that his Sister-in-Law (Angelica) Sent from Paris to his Wife (Eliza) and His Mother-in-law

      New York 1784 - Letter Signed in full "Alexander Hamilton," to John Chaloner, New York, August 14, 1784. Sent copy (The Hamilton Papers at the Library of Congress has Hamilton's retained draft). 2 pp., 8x 13 in. Just months after founding the Bank of New York, Hamilton writes to Philadelphia merchant John Chaloner regarding financial transactions including the purchase by John Church of 25 shares of Bank stock. Hamilton also checks on a package sent to Hamilton's wife Elizabeth from her sister Angelica Church, then in Paris. Historical BackgroundElizabeth Schuyler Hamilton's older sister Angelica married John Barker Church, an English businessman, in 1777. Church supported the American Revolution and made a fortune supplying the American and French armies with provisions. After the war, he served as a U.S. envoy to the French government from 1783 to 1785. Angelica Church apparently was shopping in Paris, and bought a box of sheeting for her sister and another item for their mother, Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler.After a brief return to America, the Church family left for England, where John B. Church served in Parliament from 1790 to 1796. During Church's absence from 1783 to 1797, Hamilton managed his financial affairs, with Chaloner conducting his business in Philadelphia.Hamilton discusses various obligations to his Church, including accounts with Philadelphia merchants James and Alexander Stewart, New York broker John Delafield, New York merchant and Bank of New York stockholder James Buchanan, Philadelphia Captain George Geddis, and New York stationer and printer William Bowne.Hamilton returns drafts on New York merchants Nicholas Low and John Woodward at the request of Pennsylvania merchant William Macarty, who had gone bankrupt and received a general discharge from his creditors. Macarty went to France to reestablish himself in business and asked Chaloner to collect debts owed to him in America.Nathaniel and John Tracy were merchants of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Apparently, they sold Church twenty-five shares of bank stock (for the Bank of North America, according to the Papers of Alexander Hamilton), the obligation for which Hamilton was now sending. Nathaniel Tracy was among the first stockholders of the Bank of North America. According to the editors of the Papers of Alexander Hamilton, "The debates in the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1786 over the recharter of the Bank of North America undoubtedly had an important influence on Hamilton's thinking. Hamilton followed these debates with particular interest, for John B. Church, Elizabeth Hamilton's brother-in-law for whom Hamilton served as attorney, and Jeremiah Wadsworth, who was Church's partner, were both large stockholders in the Bank of North America."[1]John Chaloner (1748-1793) lived in Philadelphia and served as assistant commissary of purchases for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He married Ann Ruby Gilkey (1753-1801) in 1777. He was also a merchant in the firm of Chaloner and White and served as a state legislator. He was appointed an additional auctioneer for the city of Philadelphia in 1790. He died in the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia.The Bank of North America (1781-1908) was a private bank chartered by the Confederation Congress on December 31, 1781, and opened in Philadelphia a week later. It was the nation's first de facto central bank, based on a plan presented by U.S. Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris based on a suggestion from Alexander Hamilton. After Robert Morris deposited large quantities of gold and silver coin and bills of exchange, he issued new paper currency backed by the deposits. After a change of party in Pennsylvania's legislature in 1786, the Bank of North American was rechartered within Pennsylvania in 1787, but under restrictions that prevented it from operating as a central bank. The First Bank of the United States, established in 1791, later took over that role.Alexander H. (See website for full description)

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        Lexicon linguae Arabicae in Coranum Haririum et vitam Timuri.

      - Lugduni Batavorum, apud Sam. et Joh. Luchtmans, 1784.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, with red morocco title-label. XVI,824 pp.First edition. - The Arabic-Latin dictionary by Joannes Willmet (1750-1835) was primarily printed for educational purposes. This work is compiled chiefly from that of Golius, but with many important additions. Though it states to be constructed only for the Koran, Hariri and Ibn Arabshah’s Life of Timur, yet the Arabic student will seldom be at loss for any root he may meet with any other author. For the Koran it is particularly useful, as it contains not only all the words but refers also to the chapter and verse in which they occur (Ras Al Khaimah).- (Blank margin last page restored). - A fine interleaved copy with text in Arabic and Latin in double column. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reglamento para el Monte Pio de viudas y huerfanos de los empleados en las Escribanias de Camara de las Reales Audiencias

      1784 - Attractive Mexican wrappers. 1784. Mexico. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, calle del Espiritu Santo. 8vo (196 x 142 mm). 2 ff., 52 pp., plate. Bound in beautiful contemporary wrappers, lavishly made. Light trace of damp to lower margin on first leaves, else perfect. 800 $ One of several editions of this very pretty Mexican imprint, in a beautifully decorated colonial wrapper; this document was published in Spain, Peru, Argentina and Mexico during the colony, it was a pension fund created to provide for the widows, sons, etc., of deceased officials. Sabin, 68873. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ŒUVRES DE MOLIERE. NOUVELLE ÉDITION. TOME PREMIER

      A Londres [but actually Paris or Amsterdam], 1784. [2],xxii,[2],314,[1]pp. plus frontispiece portrait. 12mo. Contemporary spotted calf, boards ruled in gilt, rebacked with portion of original spine laid down. Corners worn, some scuffing to boards. Contemporary ownership markings in signatures, slightly later ownership inscription on front free endpapers. Occasional dampstaining at edges, scattered foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. Thomas' Jefferson's copy of the first volume of a seven volume set of the works of Molière in French. This is a pirated edition, with a false London imprint but actually printed in Paris or Amsterdam in 1783-1784. This copy is marked by Jefferson in his usual style, with a "T" next to the I or J signature, and a "J" beside the T signature. It is also signed "M. Randolph, Monticello" on the verso of the front free endpaper - the signature of Martha Jefferson Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's daughter. This volume of Molière's works contains the biography of the playwright by Voltaire, and four of his comedies: L'ETOURDI ("The Blunderer"), LE DÉPIT AMOUREUX ("The Love Tiff"), LES PRÉCIEUSES RIDICULES ("The Pretentious Ladies"), and LE COCU IMAGINAIRE ("The Imaginary Cuckold"). It illustrates Jefferson's taste for light literature (or at least what his age would have considered light), especially French. According to Sowerby, Jefferson owned two sets of Molière, one a 1710 edition, the other the present 1784 edition. Both were only known to her through the 1815 Jefferson library catalogue, and Jefferson's confused entry (although it is correct in identifying it as a false imprint) kept her from more fully identifying the set. It is likely that Jefferson acquired this set during his period as U.S. Ambassador in France; it would have been a newly printed work at the time. Jefferson's daughter Martha, who signed the volume at Monticello, was close to her father, lived at Monticello with him for much of his life after he retired, and inherited the estate on his death in 1826. She died in 1836, the last of his children. Sowerby could not locate this set at the time she wrote the catalogue of Jefferson's library. As far as we know, this is the only volume to come to light. An excellent example of a volume from Jefferson's library, with his distinctive marks and the signature of his daughter at Monticello. SOWERBY, CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 4582.

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        Viaje al paraíso

      Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1784 - Viaje al paraíso, compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes-Ed.Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1784. Encuadernación en piel deteriorada y con desperfectos. Tiene un grabado coloreado. Algunas hojas rotas y con manchas de humedad. Medidas: 20,5 cm x 13 cm. Tiene 382 páginas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prose, E Versi Per Onorare La Memoria Di Livia Doria Caraffa Principessa Del S.R. Imp. E Della Rocella

      Stamperia Reale 1784 - 1st ed. 29 x 22 cm. Bound in contemporary mottled leather boards. Front joint cracked, held by cords. Later reback. Marbled end pages. Marginal worming to first seven leaves. Besides this, the pages are bright, generally clean, and crisp. Frontispiece portrait of Caraffa. Wide margins. Armorial book plate of Fratelli Falzacappa. Refs: Cicognara Library ; 1034. Brunet IV 909. Brooks 250. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UVRES DE MOLIERE. NOUVELLE ÉDITION. TOME PREMIER.

      A Londres [but actually Paris or Amsterdam]. 1784. - [2],xxii,[2],314,[1]pp. plus frontispiece portrait. 12mo. Contemporary spotted calf, boards ruled in gilt, rebacked with portion of original spine laid down. Corners worn, some scuffing to boards. Contemporary ownership markings in signatures, slightly later ownership inscription on front free endpapers. Occasional dampstaining at edges, scattered foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. Thomas' Jefferson's copy of the first volume of a seven volume set of the works of Molière in French. This is a pirated edition, with a false London imprint but actually printed in Paris or Amsterdam in 1783-1784. This copy is marked by Jefferson in his usual style, with a "T" next to the I or J signature, and a "J" beside the T signature. It is also signed "M. Randolph, Monticello" on the verso of the front free endpaper - the signature of Martha Jefferson Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's daughter. This volume of Molière's works contains the biography of the playwright by Voltaire, and four of his comedies: L'ETOURDI ("The Blunderer"), LE DÉPIT AMOUREUX ("The Love Tiff"), LES PRÉCIEUSES RIDICULES ("The Pretentious Ladies"), and LE COCU IMAGINAIRE ("The Imaginary Cuckold"). It illustrates Jefferson's taste for light literature (or at least what his age would have considered light), especially French. According to Sowerby, Jefferson owned two sets of Molière, one a 1710 edition, the other the present 1784 edition. Both were only known to her through the 1815 Jefferson library catalogue, and Jefferson's confused entry (although it is correct in identifying it as a false imprint) kept her from more fully identifying the set. It is likely that Jefferson acquired this set during his period as U.S. Ambassador in France; it would have been a newly printed work at the time. Jefferson's daughter Martha, who signed the volume at Monticello, was close to her father, lived at Monticello with him for much of his life after he retired, and inherited the estate on his death in 1826. She died in 1836, the last of his children. Sowerby could not locate this set at the time she wrote the catalogue of Jefferson's library. As far as we know, this is the only volume to come to light. An excellent example of a volume from Jefferson's library, with his distinctive marks and the signature of his daughter at Monticello. SOWERBY, CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 4582.

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        LA GÉOGRAPHIE SACRÉE ET LES MONUMENTS DE L´HISTOIRE SAINTE

      ALEXANDRE JOMBERT, PARIS - Estado de conservación: Bueno. Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: Restos de óxido en algúnas páginas. Páginas: 389 Año: 1784 Medidas: 27 x 21 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si, espectacular colección de grabados desplegables, entre los que se incluyen varios mapas. Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Pasta española moteada. Tejuelos en rojo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opere...

      s.n, 1784. Dodici volumi di cm. 12, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Con ritratto dell'autore inciso in rame al primo volume. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Solo qualche forellino ai dorsi, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Edizione graziosa ed elegantemente impressa. I dati tipografici veri sono: Livoro, presso Masi.

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        Etudes de la Nature (5 Tomes - Complet) Tomes I, II, et III [ Edition originale ] ; Tome IV Quatrième édition [ Seconde édition de Paul et Virginie ] ; Tome V : Voeux d'un Solitaire [ Edition originale ] [ Avec : ] Suite des Voeux d'un Solitaire, pour servir de complément au cinquième volumes des Etudes de la Nature; avec la Chaumière Indienne

      5 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées, Tomes I, II, III : De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez Pierre-François Didot le jeune, Paris, 1784, 2 ff., 623 pp. avec frontispice et une planche dépliante ; 2 ff., 631 pp. avec une planche dépliante ; 2 ff., 574 pp. ; Tome IV : Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée, Chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, Paris, 1790, 2 ff., lxxxii-532 pp.et 2 ff. n. ch. ; Tome V : De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez P. F. Didot le jeune, Méquignon l'Aîné, 1789, 2 ff., xxiv pp., 1 f., 248 pp. ; Tome V Suite : De l'Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Chez Didot, Né de la Rochelle, De Senne, Paris, 1792, 2 ff., pp. 251-411 ; lvi-72 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., 1 f. blanc Edition originale pour les trois premiers tomes et pour la première partie du tome 5. Etat satisfaisant (nombreux accrocs avec mq. en coiffes, frott. à qq. coins). Tchemerzine, X, 147 et 148 Français

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        Latude raconte ses déboires au Roi de Prusse.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 In-folio vers 1784-1785 On joint une gravure ancienne de Latude. rousseurs, mouillure en marge Rare et très intéressant brouillon de lettre de Latude à Joseph II. Etant désormais libéré [il le fut en 1784] après avoir passé 35 ans dans les geôles de Louis XV et Louis XVI, il s'adresse au roi de Prusse, lui racontant ses déboires, ses évasions, mais aussi ses inventions. "Je suis Latude, ingénieur, j'ay été enfermé pendant trente cinq années dans les cachots de la Bastille & le premier qui ait échappé de cette terrible prison & après le duc de Beaufort, je suis le second prisonnier qui parvins à me sauver deux fois de la Tour de Vincennes. Pendant que je gémissais dans les cachots de ces deux prisons, je fis des observations sur tous les objets qui se présentèrent à mon imagination". Il explique l'objet de son invention, destiné aux armées, et raconte la manière dont il s'est pris pour rédiger son mémoire. "Bien assuré que l'intention de tous les souverains était de rendre utile tous leurs guerriers, je crus devoir composer un mémoire à ce sujet. En 1758 j'étais dans un cachot de la Bastille, avec les fers aux pieds & aux mains. Il m'était impossible d'obtenir de mes persécuteurs du papier, des plumes & de l'encre. Il fallut que je devins créateur pour cet effet. De la mie de mon pain, pétrie avec ma salive, je fis des tablettes de six pouces quartées et qui me servirent de papier & de l'arrête triangulaire que les corps ont sous le ventre j'en fis une plume & à défaut d'encre, je me servis de mon sang. Mon mémoire fini, je demandais un confesseur. Le gouverneur m'envoya le père Griffet jésuite, qui à ma prière prit mon projet sous sa protection, depuis ce moment il me fut impossible de revoir ce confesseur. A ma sortie de prison, j'appris que les souverains de plusieurs potentats de l'Europe avaient mis mon projet à exécution [.]". Aventurier, emprisonné pour ses machinations contre Mme de Pompadour, il passa 35 ans en prison malgré ses spectaculaires évasions. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Versuch, den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einführung des Leinenpapieres, und den Anfang der Holzschneidekunst in Europa zu erforschen. Band 1 (von 2).

      Leipzig Selbstverlag 1784 - (26,5 x 22,5 cm). (4) 136 S. Mit 14 Kupfern auf 12 (8 gefalteten) Tafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe dieser frühen Abhandlung über Herstellung, Verwendung und Geschichte der Spielkarten. - Die Tafeln mit Abbildungen von Tarockkarten (Tarot), deutschen Piquet-Karten, Trappolierkarten (Trappola), zweierlei "Sinesischen" Kartenspielen, Scenen verschiedener "Sinesicher Spiele", einer japanischen Papierfabrik, Grund- und Aufrissen verschiedener Papiermühlen, Wasserzeichen mit dem Ochsenkopf etc. - Ohne den erst 1801 erschienenen zweiten Teil. Schönes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Ost= und Nord= Seite des Schlosses zu Heidelberg samt der Stadt und Gegend. Herausgegeben zu Mannheim in Decemb. 1784 von A. Schlicht Kurpfälz: Hofbau Meister". Links das Schloss, rechts der Neckar mit der Stadt.

      Aquatinta-Radierung in Braun von Abel Schlicht. 1784 - Ca. 41 x 57 cm (Darstellung ohne Schrift), ca. 82,5 x 71 cm (Rahmenaußenmaß). Nicht bei Schefold; Thieme/Becker XXX, 108. Abel Schlicht (1754-1826) kurfürstlicher Hofbaumeister, erwarb seine künstlerische Ausbildung bei Lorenzo Quaglio und schuf insgesamt vier großformatige Aquatintaradierungen. Leicht stockfleckig (unauffällig), kleiner Einriß am oberen Blattrand (kaum sichtbar). Gerahmt unter Passepartout in schmaler Goldleiste.

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        ŒUVRES DE MOLIERE. NOUVELLE ÉDITION. TOME PREMIER

      A Londres [but actually Paris or Amsterdam], 1784. [2],xxii,[2],314,[1]pp. plus frontispiece portrait. 12mo. Contemporary spotted calf, boards ruled in gilt, rebacked with portion of original spine laid down. Corners worn, some scuffing to boards. Contemporary ownership markings in signatures, slightly later ownership inscription on front free endpapers. Occasional dampstaining at edges, scattered foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. Thomas' Jefferson's copy of the first volume of a seven volume set of the works of Molière in French. This is a pirated edition, with a false London imprint but actually printed in Paris or Amsterdam in 1783-1784. This copy is marked by Jefferson in his usual style, with a "T" next to the I or J signature, and a "J" beside the T signature. It is also signed "M. Randolph, Monticello" on the verso of the front free endpaper - the signature of Martha Jefferson Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's daughter. This volume of Molière's works contains the biography of the playwright by Voltaire, and four of his comedies: L'ETOURDI ("The Blunderer"), LE DÉPIT AMOUREUX ("The Love Tiff"), LES PRÉCIEUSES RIDICULES ("The Pretentious Ladies"), and LE COCU IMAGINAIRE ("The Imaginary Cuckold"). It illustrates Jefferson's taste for light literature (or at least what his age would have considered light), especially French. According to Sowerby, Jefferson owned two sets of Molière, one a 1710 edition, the other the present 1784 edition. Both were only known to her through the 1815 Jefferson library catalogue, and Jefferson's confused entry (although it is correct in identifying it as a false imprint) kept her from more fully identifying the set. It is likely that Jefferson acquired this set during his period as U.S. Ambassador in France; it would have been a newly printed work at the time. Jefferson's daughter Martha, who signed the volume at Monticello, was close to her father, lived at Monticello with him for much of his life after he retired, and inherited the estate on his death in 1826. She died in 1836, the last of his children. Sowerby could not locate this set at the time she wrote the catalogue of Jefferson's library. As far as we know, this is the only volume to come to light. An excellent example of a volume from Jefferson's library, with his distinctive marks and the signature of his daughter at Monticello. SOWERBY, CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 4582.

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        Mémoire sur la Décomposition de l'Air Atmosphérique par le Plomb.

      A Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1784. - in-8. 24pp. Cartonnage moderne. Edition Originale très rare de cette œuvre de jeunesse du médecin espagnol Ignacio Maria Ruiz de Luzuriaga (1763-1822), pionnier de l'hygiène publique en Espagne. C'est une étude sur la corruption de l'air et ses consequences sur la santé, publié pendant un séjour fait à Paris à l'âge de 21 ans. Ignacio Maria Ruiz de Luzuriaga naquit à Villaro (Vizcaya) en 1763. Il obtint une bourse pour étudier la médecine à Paris puis à Londres et à Edinburgh. De retour en Espagne il se consacra aux questions d'hygiène. En 1797 il fait paraître son ouvrage le plus important ("Tratado sobre el colico de Madrid"). Il fut un des promoteurs de la vaccination en Espagne et le Gouvernement le chargea de l'organisation des services sanitaires. Ruiz de Luzuriaga était membre de nombreuses acédémies et institutions scientifiques et médicales en Espagne et à l'étranger. Rarissime tiré-à-part du «Journal de Physique». Manque au NUC. Inconnu à Cole, Chemical Litterature. Manque à Quérard. Manque également à Palau. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blick v. d. Höhe des Alten Zoll, "Vue des Sept Montagnes prés de Bonn".

      - Kupferstich v. J. G. Sturm n. C. Dupuis, 1784, 18,7 x 29 Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Einer der wenigen Stiche, die auch das rechte Rheinufer zeigen.

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        M. Latude et Mme Legros nouent un pacte.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 In-4 [peu après août 1784] bon Comme il en avait convenu, Pougens adresse à Boulard les noms et titres de Mme Legros et de M. de Latude. «Il [Boulard, lettre de Pougens écrite à la 3e personne] voudra bien se souvenir aussi que nous sommes convenus que ce seroit lui qui seroit supposé avoir fourni les fonds d'après différentes sommes déposées par nos différents particuliers, et que Me Legros auroit le droit de toucher les 300# de rente après la mort de M. de Latude sur ses simples quittances et sans autorisation de son mari [.]». [Latude a passé trente-cinq ans en prison pour des erreurs de jeunesse et trouva en Mme Legros une bienfaitrice qui multiplia les démarches auprès de toutes les personnalités influentes, dont Marie-Antoinette, pour que justice soit rendue. A sa libération, Latude vécut chez elle et finit par obtenir, pour toute indemnité, une rente de 300 livres. La lettre est postérieure au 18 mars 1784 (libération de Latude) et au 7 août 1784 (constitution de la rente)]. Homme de lettres, imprimeur-libraire, atteint de cécité à l'âge de 24 ans. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Bijou de Société ou l'Amusement des Grâces

      (Paris), A Paphos, l'an des Plaisirs, (vers 1784), fort vol. petit in 12, 2 parties à pagination continue, avec un titre gravé, 1f. de préface et 101pp. de texte gravé accompagné en regard de 100 fines gravures sur cuivre attribuées à Desrais, et numérotées de I à CI, mais pour les épigrammes XXXII et XXXIII, il n'y a qu'une seule figure, rel. en 2 vol. pl. maroquin rouge époque, pièce de titre verte, dos orné, triple filet doré sur les plats avec fleurons d'angle, tranches dorées, bel exemplaire en maroquin. Très rare curiosa entièrement gravé en caractères italiques sur un papier vergé épais. Les figures sont assez libres et suggestives, et ne sont pas signées, mais les bibliographes s'accordent à les attribuer à Claude-Louis Desrais. Le texte est composé de courtes pièces, vers, épigrammes et anecdotes de différents auteurs comme J.B. Rousseau, Ferrand, Piron, Grécourt etc... Certaines de ces pièces figuraient déjà dans le recueil "Le cabinet de Lampsaque" de 1784, d'autres sont inédites. Le livre a été condamné en 1815, ce qui explique sans doute sa rareté, surtout complet des deux parties. ¶ Cohen, 147 & 197 - Gay Amour, femmes I, 399 "les gravures (qui sont attribuées à Desrais) ne sont pas libres, mais elles sont assez originales..." - Pia enfer p.121 (BNF incomplet) - Dutel, A-148 - Libr. Vrain délassement du boudoir (2003), n°5 - Brunet III, 940 (entrée à "Légende joyeuse..." ) - cat. CCFR seulement 2 ex. incomplets (BNF, 2e partie seule) - British Libr. 1 ex. (daté de 1780) - OCLC 1 seul ex. (Rice Univ.)

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        Etudes de la Nature (5 Tomes - Complet) Tomes I, II, et III [ Edition originale ] ; Tome IV Quatrième édition [ Seconde édition de Paul et Virginie ] ; Tome V : Voeux d'un Solitaire [ Edition originale ] [ Avec : ] Suite des Voeux d'un Solitaire, pour servir de complément au cinquième volumes des Etudes de la Nature; avec la Chaumière Indienne

      De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez Pierre-François Didot le jeune 1784 - 5 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées, Tomes I, II, III : De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez Pierre-François Didot le jeune, Paris, 1784, 2 ff., 623 pp. avec frontispice et une planche dépliante ; 2 ff., 631 pp. avec une planche dépliante ; 2 ff., 574 pp. ; Tome IV : Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée, Chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, Paris, 1790, 2 ff., lxxxii-532 pp.et 2 ff. n. ch. ; Tome V : De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez P. F. Didot le jeune, Méquignon l'Aîné, 1789, 2 ff., xxiv pp., 1 f., 248 pp. ; Tome V Suite : De l'Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Chez Didot, Né de la Rochelle, De Senne, Paris, 1792, 2 ff., pp. 251-411 ; lvi-72 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., 1 f. blanc Edition originale pour les trois premiers tomes et pour la première partie du tome 5. Etat satisfaisant (nombreux accrocs avec mq. en coiffes, frott. à qq. coins). Tchemerzine, X, 147 et 148 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kort beskrifning på aërostatiska machinen, hvarmed herrar physici Charles och Robert gjorde en luft-resa 1524 famnar öfver jorden, d. 1 dec. 1783, samt berättelse om herr Montgolfiers tilförene gjorde försök med luft-machinen, jemte en tilläggelse på physiska grunder til vidare eftertanka, om bruket med samma machin. Med kopparst.

      Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. (19) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Häftad i samtida svampmålat grålila omslag. Tre små skador på omslagsryggen, vilka indikerar att häftat varit inhängt i ett band. Enstaka småfläckar. Fuktrand i inre marginalen mot slutet. Liten samtida rättelse i texten på s. (14). Mindre tonad fläck på s. (17-18). Planschen med några småfläckar och en fint lagad reva. "Försäljes i Runémarks boklåda på Lilla Nygatan". Den vackra planschen, som har fransk text, visar hur Charles och Roberts ballonger lyfter från Tuilerierna i Paris. Bröderna Montgolfiers ballong, som var fylld med varmluft och inte vätgas, hade företagit sin första resa bara några dagar tidigare. 1784 publicerades ytterligare två småskrifter om luftballonger i Stockholm, denna är dock den mest omfångsrika. På s. (19) återfinns en förteckning på de kartor som finns till försäljning på Runémarks boklåda. Dessutom omtalas ett illuminerat graverat blad i folio föreställande "det stället där herr Charles nederkom med med luft-machinen" som snart förväntas inkomma till boklådan.

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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 ...

      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.

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        A Concise Abstract of All the Public Acts Passed in the Last Two Sessions of Parliament, From November 11, 1783, to August 20, 1784; Being the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third.

      John Fielding and Scatchard and Whitaker, 1784. - 8vo. pp. [6], [2, publisher?s catalogue], 256. Contemporary sheep, worn but sound, internally clean and tight. On-line catalogues identify Liverpool University and Yale as the only locations for this rare title. ?This is the fifth year of publishing this very useful Work.?

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