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         Clef pour servir à l'explication du planisphère, ou boussole harmonique calculé par Zozime Boutroy de l'Académie Royale de Musique, d'après les ouvrages des plus savants théoriciens & des plus célèbres compositeurs.

      à Paris, chez l'auteur, & chez Beaublé graveur, 1785, in 8°, de XVI-77pp. 1f. et deux planches de musique gravées se dépl. in fine, pl. maroquin olive époque, titre doré au 1er plat avec trophée musical doré au centre, encadr. d'un triple filet doré sur les plats avec équerre, compas niveau et perpendiculaire dorés aux angles, dos lisse orné, p de t. rouge, dentelle intérieure dorée, tr. dorées. Exemplaire sur papier vélin fort dans une jolie reliure maçonnique du XVIIIe. Edition originale rare de ce traité musical curieux dédié au frère Savalette de Langes, initié dans la loge des « Amis indissolubles » à Lille en 1766, il est cofondateur de la loge « les Amis réunis » en 1773, organe du régime des Philalèthes, mais il est aussi fondateur en 1785 de la Société Olympique de Paris, célèbre société de concerts qui comptait près de 400 membres. Cette société philanthropique musicale était souchée sur la loge « L'olympique de la Parfaite Estime » fondée en 1783. L'auteur, aussi franc-maçon, était lui violoniste et contrebassiste au Concert Spirituel et à l'Opéra, et Maître de composition et de clavecin. Sa clef du planisphère, ou boussole harmonique est destinée à rendre l'étude de l'harmonie plus sûre et plus facile, soit pour composer, accompagner ou analyser toutes sortes de musiques. Edité à compte d'auteur l'ouvrage est rare et le cat. CCFR ne signale que 3 ex. de cette unique édition ( BnF, Rouen et Dijon). Le planisphère lui-même sous forme d'une grande gravure in folio a paru séparément et seule la Bibl. Nationale en possède un exemplaire. ¶ cf. P.F. Pinaud les musiciens francs-maçons au temps de Louis XVI (2009) - Journal des savants 1785 p.447. - Quérard Fr. litt. I.481.

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         Fragment de la Carte Theodosienne, publiée à Venise en 1591 par Marc Velser, & connue sous le nom Carte de Peutinger, seul & unique monument des Anciens en ce genre, & dont l'Original, ou au moins la Copie la plus authentique qui existe, est conservée dans la Bibliotheque Imperiale à Vienne, à laquelle elle sut donnée par le Prince Eugene.

      1785 - Paris, c.1785. Original outline colour. 420 x 600mm. A map of the Italian roads south of Rome, presented as a trompe-l'oil scroll, heavily distorted to allow detail. It is a copy of part of the so-called 'Peutinger Table', a map of the roads of the Roman Empire, one of the few surviving examples of Roman mapping, albeit from this single medieval manuscript copy. The original manuscript was drawn on a parchment scroll 34cm high by 675cm by a monk in Kolmar in the 13th century. The map he was copying was probably based on the one commissioned by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (c.64-12 BC). Pompeii is marked despite being obliterated in 79 AD. The map became known as the 'Peutinger Table' after Konrad Peutinger, the man who brought it to the world's attention in the early 16th century. In 1598 Ortelius requested manuscript copies of Peutinger's map from Peutinger's relative Mark Welser, which he had engraved. However Ortelius' death meant that engraved versions only appeared in his Parergon atlas from 1624. The family sold the manuscript in 1714, eventually coming to Prince Eugene of Savoy, from whose estate it was purchsed by the Habsburg Imperial Court Library, where it is still stored. It is fortunate that Ortelius had copied it: the manuscript had suffered degradation at the hands of the less-than-scholarly owners in the following years and now is not nearly as legible as it was in Ortelius' time. This version was published in Richard de Saint Non's 'Voyage Pittoresque ou description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile'.

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         Prayers and Meditations

      T. Cadell, 1785 - Spine a little rubbed, otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce Later mottled calf gilt, spine with leather labels, all edges gilt, by Riviere & Son [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Splendor Lucis, oder Glanz des Lichts. Eine kurze physico-cabalistische Auslegung des größten Naturgeheimnisses, insgemein Lapis Philosophorum genannt. Aus dem hebräischen Grundtexte der heiligen Schrift gezogen von Aloysio Wienner ... Aufs neue herausgegeben von Adamah Booz (d. i. A. M. Birkholz). Nebst einem Anhange.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Böhme 1785.. 143 S. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und rotem Rückenschild. 18,5 x 10,5 cm. Ferguson II, 549; Kopp II, 388; Rosenthal 906; vgl. Duveen S. 621 und Neu 4359 (Ausgabe 1747). - Der Verfasser Lipman Perlin (1705-1768), Sohn des Landesrabbiners von Brandenburg, war zunächst als Übersetzer und Lehrer orientalischer Sprachen in Nikolsburg tätig gewesen. 1734 ging er nach Wien und konvertierte im folgenden Jahr mit seinen drei Söhnen zum Katholizismus. Er nahm den Namen Alois Wienner an und wurde 1746 zum Freiherrn von Sonnenfels geadelt. Sein Sohn Joseph wurde zum bedeutendsten österreichischen Aufklärer. - Der Herausgeber dieser wohl dritten Auflage, Adam Michael Birkholz (1746-1818) war Professor der Medizin in Leipzig, verfasste jedoch auch alchemistische und freimaurerische Werke. - Gering berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit kleinem Randeinriss, etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar!

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         BIBLIORUM SACRORUM VULGATAE VERSIONIS EDITIO

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1785. Perhaps with royal provenance, this is a desirable combination of printing and binding by two of the most important French artisans of the 18th century. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's best work is indicated, as here, by the presence of his ticket. Genuine Derôme bindings, especially with tickets (as opposed to those inferentially and overconfidently identified), have always been sought after, and are now increasingly rare. This edition of the Vulgate was printed by François-Ambroise Didot (1730-1804), son of the founder of the prestigious Didot printing house. François-Ambroise introduced several innovations in type design (for example, making the contrast between thick and thin letters more noticeable); he improved punch cutting and mold making; and he introduced the practice of distinguishing types by their point size (12-point type, 36-point type, etc.). The present work was printed on the highly finished wove paper Didot introduced in 1780, a stock similar to that used by Baskerville. Former owner, British M.P. and philanthropist Montague Cholmeley (1772-1831), asserts in a pencilled note that this copy belonged to the doomed Louis XVI. The binding of our copy was certainly ornate enough to belong to a king, but when Sotheby's sold this copy in 1936 (for £4, 10 shillings), there is no mention of any provenance earlier than Cholmeley's.. 317 x 212 mm. (12 1/2 x 8 1/2"). Two volumes. ONCE SPLENDID, AND STILL ATTRACTIVE, RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT, BY DERÔME LE JEUNE (his ticket on verso of front flyleaf), covers framed by multiple decorative rolls, raised bands, spine compartments with unusual star-and-lozenge design accented by small tools, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, pale blue watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt.Front pastedowns with engraved bookplate of Sir Montague Cholmeley, Bart.; flyleaves with his signature and his handwritten note stating that these volumes were once in the library of "the unfortunate Louis 16," and offering a prayer for the French king; a note recording the last words of Louis XVI tipped onto front flyleaf. Bibelsammlung der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek I, D1639. Cf. Darlow & Moule 6263. Spines a bit darkened, extremities somewhat rubbed (leather gone at bottom corners), boards a little soiled and faded, but the bindings entirely sound and retaining a good deal of their appeal. Perhaps a score of gatherings with overall browning (noticeable without being severe), occasional rust spots, otherwise quite pleasing internally, the well-margined leaves being especially clean and smooth.Perhaps with royal provenance, this is a desirable combination of printing and binding by two of the most important French artisans of the 18th century. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's best work is indicated, as here, by the presence of his ticket. Genuine Derôme bindings, especially with tickets (as opposed to those inferentially and overconfidently identified), have always been sought after, and are now increasingly rare. This edition of the Vulgate was printed by François-Ambroise Didot (1730-1804), son of the founder of the prestigious Didot printing house. François-Ambroise introduced several innovations in type design (for example, making the contrast between thick and thin letters more noticeable); he improved punch cutting and mold making; and he introduced the practice of distinguishing types by their point size (12-point type, 36-point type, etc.). The present work was printed on the highly finished wove paper Didot introduced in 1780, a stock similar to that used by Baskerville. Former owner, British M.P. and philanthropist Montague Cholmeley (1772-1831), asserts in a pencilled note that this copy belonged to the doomed Louis XVI. The binding of our copy was certainly ornate enough to belong to a king, but when Sotheby's sold this copy in 1936 (for £4, 10 shillings), there is no mention of any provenance earlier than Cholmeley's.

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         The HUDSON ALMANACK, For the Year of the Lord 1786

      Printed and Sold by Webster and Stoddard, Hudson 1785 - Unpaginated, though 24 pages. 12mo: [A]4 B2 C4 D2. OCLC records two holdings: The Library Company of Philadelphia & Case Western.Preceded in the volume by an unidentified almanack [23 ll], marked "1784" by a prior owner.A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf]. Paper age-toned. Closely cropped at bottom, occasionally affecting printed text. A Good copy. Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good 1st printing thus. Not in Evans, Bristol, nor Drake, M. Almanacs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Group of Two Manuscripts and One Document, Attesting to the Service of Samuel Robinson in the Continental Army and Orders for Payments to be Made to His Estate

      Hartford & Windham [CT] 1785 - Various sizes. A SOLDIER FOR JUST FIVE WEEKS. Too young for marriage and children, but old enough to join the fight for independence, these documents may be the last few remaining records of a largely forgotten soldier of 1776. Samuel Robinson III (1757-1776) was born in the Central Village of Windham, Connecticut, and was one of eleven children of Samuel Robinson (1726-1792) and Sarah Kimball (1718-1791). According to the muster rolls, Samuel enlisted in Col. Philip Burr Bradley's Battalion, on August 13, 1776 and was assigned to Capt. Elijah Abel's company. Originally raised for defense of the state of Connecticut, Bradley's Bn, was sent to reinforce the Continental Army in New York. The battalion was stationed during most of the summer and early fall of 1776, at Bergen Heights and Paulus Hook, New Jersey. It was at one of these places that Samuel Robinson died on September 23, 1776, a week after his 19th birthday, and after being in the army only a little more than one month. The cause of his death was not recorded. 1. Autographed Manuscript Certificate, Signed "Ephraim Root" and "Jeremiah Ripley." Signed on verso by "Eben[ezer] Gray, Saml Dorrance, and William Ripley" The recto, dated "Coventry, 24 August 1785, Reads: "There was never any person that belonged to Conventry that served in the Continental Army as a Soldier & died there that we have any knowledge of & from our acquaintance with the Inhabitants of Coventry: believe if there had have been such a person we should have known of it." The verso, dated "Windham, March 10 1785, reads: We do certify that Saml Robinson was in the Continental Army in the year 1777 as a Soldier and died in service sometime after. He was an Inhabitant of this town. 6.25 x 4 inches, 2 pp., pen and ink on paper. Old folds, else very fine.2. Autographed Manuscript, Signed "Eleazer Wales" and "Elijah Johnson Administrator on the Estate of P. Samuel Robinson." Dated "Hartford Aug. 3d, 1785" and reading: Gentlemen, Please pay to the Bearer the balance found due to Samuel Robinson, deceased, for his service in the 1st Connecticut regiment in the Continental Army. Before the Year 1780." "To the Committee of the Pay Table" 8 x 5.5 inches, 1p., pen and ink on paper with watermark emblem of the State of Connecticut. Old folds, two minor stains, fine.3. Autographed Document, Signed "Samuel Turner" Dated "Augst. 30th 1785" and reading: Received of the Pay-Table Committee, their Order on the Treasurer of this State, to secure the Payment of Thirteen pounds Eighteen shillings and on penny being the balance due to Samuel Robinson, deceased on the first day of 1780, as stated by the Committees of the State and of the Army. Received in behalf of Elisha Johnson, Administrator on the Estate of Samuel Robinson, deceased." 8.25 x 6.5 inches, 1p., printed and partially accomplished pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso, old folds, minor toning, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         ALS - Eigernhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Venedig 26.I.1785 (recte 1786). 1 Steite 4°. Schwach fleckig, minimale Randläsuren. Stefano Gallini (1756-1836), italienischer Mediziner; seit 1786 Professor in Padua, 1806 dort der erste Lehrstuhlinhaber für Physiologie. - An den Anatomen und Physiologen Leopoldo Marco Antonio Caldani in Padua, mit der vertraulichen Nachricht von seiner Berufung nach Padua als Nachfolger von Antonio Pimbiolo auf den 3. Lehrstuhl für theoretische Medizin, die allerdings noch der Bestätigung durch den venezianischen Senat bedürfe. ". Vi verrà forse detto che la giubbilazione del Pimbiolo, e la mia sostituzione fu segnata li 22 . per essere portata all'approvazione del senato probabilmente nel mese venturo. Desidero però che se ne faccia poche parole anzi si lasci dubbia finchè non viene approvata. Poiché tante possono essere le vicende per cui si porrà differire. Ve l'avverto intanto per la parte che prendete alla cose mie." Im Folgenden kündigt er eine Buchsendung an. "Ho nuove che in una cassa ch'è per viaggio vi sarà il 7 tomo della Collection academique partie françoise per cui ho esborsate a conto vostro lire 20 : 10 Venete . Il Risparmio è considerabile, e probabilmente vedrete che qui a Venezia ce lo legeranno molto similmente alle legature di Parigi ." "Il Gallini è stato una figura importante nella fisiologia del tormentato periodo di transizione che questa scienza ebbe tra il '700 e l'800" (Loris Premuda, Un grande fisiologo poco noto del Settecento, 1958). Sehr selten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         REAL CEDULA de Ereccion de la Compañía de Filipinas de 10 Marzo de 1785.

      Madrid, por D. Joachín Ibarra, (1785). - in-4. 1f. gravé aux armes de la couronne espagnole. 1f. 57pp. Plein vélin, dos lisse titré, titre sur le plat supérieur (reliure moderne). Edition Originale du texte établissant la création de la Compañía de Filipinas, dont la fondation fut l'une des grandes réformes de Charles III destinées à faciliter le commerce de l'Espagne avec les Philippines et avec l'Asie. Feuillet préliminaire portant les armes gravées du roi. Palau, 249957. Medina, Bibliografia espanola de las islas filipinas, 538. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Conseil de Guerre Privé sur lEvénement de Gibraltar en 1782

      Contenant l'extrait d'une information générale sur toutes les circonstances de cette entreprise; les commentaires de mémoires, des letteres & des relations; les résultats des expériences; la discussion des faits & des fautes d'exécution ou de spéculation; l'incertitude de quelques dispositions politiques; le développement des influences de l'intrigue & de l'avidité;... l'industrie militaire dirigée à l'art de vaincre par les moyens même de conserver; applications en divers exemples, &c...&c... Pour servir d'exercise sur l'art des sieges. 3 large folding plates (2 plans & 1 profile). 8vo. Particularly fine contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, with red morocco label (faded), Macclesfield library plates to front pastedown & facing leaf, with discreet Macclesfield blindstamp to title & first few leaves. [iv], 384, xviii, [i]errate, [i]blankpp. Np. [Paris]

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         An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations

      W. Colles, R. Moncrieffe, G. Burnet, W. Wilson, C. Jenkin, L. White, H. Whitestone, P. Byrne, J. Cash, W. M'Kenzie, Dublin 1785 - 2 volumes. 4th edition. Rebound. Mild rubbing to spine ends and edges of boards. Light chipping to edges of leather spine label nearest joints, of volume one. Previous owner's name inked to f.f.e.ps. Over-opening at title page of volume one. Gutter cracked at 'Contents' of volume two exposing super. A little foxing to leaves. Some pencil scoring and marginal notes to text. VG. THE SET: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Arch of Titus

      Rome 1785 - This extraordinary large folio etching is from Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "Vedute di Roma". The etchings available are from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Some are from the last Rome edition circa 1785-1790 and first Paris edition from 1795-1805. --- Piranesi is known as one of the most famous architectural artists of all times. Born in Venice and later settled in Rome, the young Piranesi first aspired to be an architect. After having little luck in his studied field, he turned instead to the art of architecture. His work masterfully used light and space to create depth and detail in his exceptional work. --- Piranesi noted, "When I saw in Rome how most of the remains of ancient buildings lay scattered through gardens and ploughed fields where they dwindled day by day I resolved to preserve them by means of engravings. I have therefore drawn these ruins with all possible exquisiteness." --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a a few light marks to be expected with age, but most imperfections can be seen in the picture provided. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         琉球三省并三十六嶋之圖. [Ryūkyū Sanshō narabi Sanjūroku-tō no zu]. [Map of Thirty-Six Islands and Three Provinces of Ryūkyū].

      No date. [Late Edo]. Colour watercolour and ink manuscript map on washi. This manuscript was drawn on two separate sheets of paper which have now been professionally laid down on washi. A few holes and some worming in the central area of the map not affecting text, lightly creased in places, with more visible creases along folds. 55 x 76cm. An attractive copy of a scarce map depicting one of the disputed islands of the East China Sea. This Japanese map, frequently cited by scholars for its geographical claims, plays a significant role in the controversy surrounding the disputed island of Diaoyu as it indicates in three different ways China's sovereignty over the island. Three primary colours indicate territories: green for the Ryukyu chain, yellow for Taiwan, and pink for China. Of particular importance is the use on the map of the name "Dioyutai" (釣魚臺), also known today as the Senkaku Islands (尖閣諸島) or Diaoyu Islands (钓鱼岛). Thirdly the island of Diaoyu shown on this Japanese map on the sea-route to Qing China, is not counted as one of the Ryukyu's thirty-six islands - it is instead coloured pink - which is the same colour used to indicate the Chinese sovereignty on the Chinese mainland. The earliest records of the Diaoyu islands date back to 15th century Ming texts. Historically the islands were uninhabited but were used as nautical markers by sailors. Hayashi Shihei 林子平 in his Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries) is one of the first Japanese texts to mention the islands. In it, he refers to the islands by their Chinese name, following contemporary Edo convention. It was not until the victory of the Japanese in the first Sino-Japanese war that the islands were annexed by Meiji Japan. The treaty of Shimonoseki signed at the end of the war gave the sovereignty of Taiwan, the Liaodong Peninsula, and the Penghu islands to Japan, however the Diaoyu Islands were not mentioned. This map is a manuscript copy of one of the five maps which accompanied Hayashi Shihei's controversial work Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries). Published in 1785 this book describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). As Hayashi Shihei's book was banned shortly after publication and the original wood-blocks destroyed, manuscript copies were made and passed secretly among the educated Japanese public who were interested in, but not privy to, the "illegal" information contained on these maps. Controversy surrounds this map to this day due to the continuing dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands. The strong feelings felt about who should have sovereignty over these islands by China, Japan and Taiwan were further exacerbated in 1968 by the discovery of potential underwater oil reserves in the waters that surround them. The Diaoyu Islands are known in China as the 钓鱼岛及其附属岛屿 or 钓鱼岛 the Diaoyutai Islands, 釣魚台列嶼 in Taiwan, the Senkaku Islands 尖閣諸島 in Japanese and also as the Pinnacle Islands. Taiwan and the coast of mainland China (Guangdong Province 廣東省, Fujiang Province 福建省, Zhejiang Province 浙江省, Nanjing Province 南京省, Shandong Province 山東省) are also named on the map. .

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         ALS - Eigernhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Venedig 26.I.1785 (recte 1786). 1 Steite 4. Schwach fleckig, minimale Randläsuren. Stefano Gallini (1756-1836), italienischer Mediziner seit 1786 Professor in Padua, 1806 dort der erste Lehrstuhlinhaber für Physiologie. - An den Anatomen und Physiologen Leopoldo Marco Antonio Caldani in Padua, mit der vertraulichen Nachricht von seiner Berufung nach Padua als Nachfolger von Antonio Pimbiolo auf den 3. Lehrstuhl für theoretische Medizin, die allerdings noch der Bestätigung durch den venezianischen Senat bedürfe."... Vi verrà forse detto che la giubbilazione del Pimbiolo, e la mia sostituzione fu segnata li 22 . per essere portata all'approvazione del senato probabilmente nel mese venturo. Desidero però che se ne faccia poche parole anzi si lasci dubbia finchè non viene approvata. Poiché tante possono essere le vicende per cui si porrà differire. Ve l'avverto intanto per la parte che prendete alla cose mie."Im Folgenden kündigt er eine Buchsendung an. "Ho nuove che in una cassa ch'è per viaggio vi sarà il 7 tomo della Collection academique partie françoise per cui ho esborsate a conto vostro lire 20 : 10 Venete . Il Risparmio è considerabile, e probabilmente vedrete che qui a Venezia ce lo legeranno molto similmente alle legature di Parigi ...""Il Gallini è stato una figura importante nella fisiologia del tormentato periodo di transizione che questa scienza ebbe tra il '700 e l'800" (Loris Premuda, Un grande fisiologo poco noto del Settecento, 1958).Sehr selten

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         Observations sur l'agriculture, et particulièrement sur les objets qui peuvent etre plus propre à la Provence, données en 177.

      Antoine David, Aix 1785 - In 8 broché non rogné, couverture muette d'époque. 211 pages pagination continue; première partie sur le vin, seconde sur l'olivier. Bel exemplaire broché, rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Flora Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica Stirpium indigenarum Pedemontij.

      excudebat Ioannes Michael Briolus,, Augustae Taurinorum, 1785 - Quattro parti in due volumi in-folio: cm. 41 il volume contenente le tre parti di testo e cm. 44 il volume di tavole. Pp. (8) xix (1) 344; (4) 366, xxiv di "Nomina generum" + (2) di imprimatur; (4) xiv di "Iconum Indicatio et Explanatio" (2). L'iconografia comprende il ritratto di Vittorio Amedeo III, dedicatario dell'opera, (inciso in rame da Giovan Battista Stagnon), i tre frontespizi in rosso e nero con incisioni centrali ed il volume a parte contenente 92 tavole f.t. raffiguranti piante della flora piemontese. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Pietro Peiroleri (Ramis per la sola tavola 85) da disegni del padre, Francesco Peiroleri, erborista e illustratore botanico nativo di Viù. Solida ed elegante legatura d'epoca posteriore in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino, particolarmente marginoso, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di splendida pubblicazione sulla flora delle montagne e delle vallate del Piemonte descrivente ben 2.814 piante (di cui 2390 fanerogame e 424 crittogame; 237 sono le specie descritte per la prima volta) ed illustrata da 92 tavole botaniche incise in rame di grande bellezza decorativa e importanza scientifica, opera del grande scienziato e botanico Carlo Allioni (Torino, 1728-ivi, 1804), soprannominato "il Linneo piemontese". ". fu professore dell'Università e direttore dell'orto botanico dopo il Donati, ed uno de' benemeriti della Flora Italica. L'opera che gli fece più onore fu la Flora Pedemontana pubblicata nel 1785, della quale i due primi volumi contengono la descrizione di 2800 piante, e l'ultimo dà la figura di 257 specie esattamente disegnate, col luogo della nascita, le qualità del suolo, il nome vernacolo piemontese, e le facoltà medicinali di esse piante" (Saccardo, "La botanica in Italia", I, p.13). "The botanical garden at Torino holds a collection of about 7500 paintings and drawings of plants, bound in 65 folio volumes. This collection is often cited by Allioni and Colla and contains many of the originals of the illustrations of the works by these authors, in particular of Allioni"s Flora pedemontana. The main artist are: 1741-1766 Francesco Peyrolery, from Viù (Piemont) - Pietro Peyrolery"s drawings for the Flora pedemontana are also probably incorporated" (Stafleu). Perret, 55: "Le plus important et le plus bel ouvrage de botanique alpestre, très rare et très recherché". Pritzel, 108. Nissen, 18. Manno, I, 5233. Brunet, I, 190-191. Graesse, I, 81. Sacheverell Sitwell e Wilfrid Blunt, "Grandi libri di fiori", p. 69. Dunthorne, 6. Johnston, 557. Stafleu e Cowan, 100. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         PARIS., "Vue Intérieure de Paris prise du milieu du Pont-royal regardant le Pont-neuf". Blick von der Mitte der Pont Royal die Seine mit vielen Schiffen und Booten entlang, links der Louvre, im Hintergrund Notre Dame.

      Kupferstich von Berthault, Paris, 1785, 33 x 63 cm. Prächtige Ansicht mit Wappen und Widmung an "Monseigneur Charles Alexandre de Calonne". - Geglättet, wenige Randeinrisse professionell restauriert. Kapitalblatt. Europa, Frankreich

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         Gaming

      1785 - Handwritten and hand-illustrated broadside. This broadside, adorned with flourishes in brown ink and a center illustration in full color, presents Castle's scornful opinion of gambling. It begins with a short definition of gaming-"The Diversion of Cards and Dice"-followed by the warning that it is an activity leading to "Avarice" and "Loss of Temper." The bottom third of the sheet is occupied by a four-line poem, which promotes the same scathing take on gaming as a pastime. The middle third of the sheet contains an illustration of a gaming-initiated argument between Scaramouche and Harlequin, with a five of clubs occupying the central space. Scaramouche and Harlequin are stock comedic characters originally from Renaissance Italy. Scaramouche's conceit and cowardice is often met by Harlequin's wit, acrobatics, and, as depicted here, beatings. Castle is not a known figure, but his choice to mingle a serious moralizing tone with highly satirical and theatrical imagery perhaps suggests a deeper commentary on the tension between stated morality and the reality of everyday activities. Gilt frame shows significant rubbing, but sheet only bears a few smudges. Near fine. (Frame measures 17 1/2 by 12 1/4 in.; 445x311mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         BIBLIORUM SACRORUM VULGATAE VERSIONIS EDITIO

      Didot l'aîné, Paris 1785 - 317 x 212 mm. (12 1/2 x 8 1/2"). Two volumes. ONCE SPLENDID, AND STILL ATTRACTIVE, RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT, BY DERÔME LE JEUNE (his ticket on verso of front flyleaf), covers framed by multiple decorative rolls, raised bands, spine compartments with unusual star-and-lozenge design accented by small tools, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, pale blue watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Front pastedowns with engraved bookplate of Sir Montague Cholmeley, Bart.; flyleaves with his signature and his handwritten note stating that these volumes were once in the library of "the unfortunate Louis 16," and offering a prayer for the French king; a note recording the last words of Louis XVI tipped onto front flyleaf. Bibelsammlung der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek I, D1639. Cf. Darlow & Moule 6263. Spines a bit darkened, extremities somewhat rubbed (leather gone at bottom corners), boards a little soiled and faded, but the bindings entirely sound and retaining a good deal of their appeal. Perhaps a score of gatherings with overall browning (noticeable without being severe), occasional rust spots, otherwise quite pleasing internally, the well-margined leaves being especially clean and smooth. Perhaps with royal provenance, this is a desirable combination of printing and binding by two of the most important French artisans of the 18th century. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's best work is indicated, as here, by the presence of his ticket. Genuine Derôme bindings, especially with tickets (as opposed to those inferentially and overconfidently identified), have always been sought after, and are now increasingly rare. This edition of the Vulgate was printed by François-Ambroise Didot (1730-1804), son of the founder of the prestigious Didot printing house. François-Ambroise introduced several innovations in type design (for example, making the contrast between thick and thin letters more noticeable); he improved punch cutting and mold making; and he introduced the practice of distinguishing types by their point size (12-point type, 36-point type, etc.). The present work was printed on the highly finished wove paper Didot introduced in 1780, a stock similar to that used by Baskerville. Former owner, British M.P. and philanthropist Montague Cholmeley (1772-1831), asserts in a pencilled note that this copy belonged to the doomed Louis XVI. The binding of our copy was certainly ornate enough to belong to a king, but when Sotheby's sold this copy in 1936 (for £4, 10 shillings), there is no mention of any provenance earlier than Cholmeley's. Perhaps with royal provenance, this is a desirable combination of printing and binding by two of the most important French artisans of the 18th century. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's

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         The Trial of Mrs Harriet Errington, Wife of George Errington Esq. of the Adelphi in the Bishop of London's Court.

      sp;- London- [R Randall], 1785 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. The divorce proceedings of Mrs Harriet Errington and her Husband George Errington. An incomplete copy of this work, starting at page 9 and ending at page 107. An extremely scarce work. The issue of this work is unknown and is possibly spurious. All copies listed on ESTC and Copac state that there are 86 pages and this incomplete workfinishes at page 107. Upon referencing the 86 page edition it would appear all that is missing of this work is the sentencing, title page,brief introduction,and the start of Mary Stevenson's Deposition. The copies on Copac and ESTC are dated 1785. As this work does not have a title page it is difficult to date. However, journals from the House of Lords states that Mr Edward Shore and Mr James Baxter were to give their evidence as witnesses 'upon the second reading of the bill. . 'An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of George Errington Esquire with Harriet Coren hisnow Wife and to enable him to marry again. . ''This entry in the journal is datedFebruary 1788. The contents and depositions of this work are identical to the supposed 1785 editions listed on the ESTC. Given that the final leaf of the work provides the sentencing, one of these dates is possiblyincorrect. This work comprises of numerous depositions ofvarious individuals documenting the behaviour and multiple extra-marital affairs of Harriet Errington. The high-profile divorce casecaptivated interest, possibly due to the repeated affairs of Mrs Errington and the high status of the couple. Mr Errington was a wealthy London barrister. The full title of the work lists the men with whom she had adulterous relations with; 'Augustus Muray Smith, Captain Buckley, Captain Southby, Thomas Walker, and many others. ' One of the figures being deposed to this workis Robert Browning, the father of English poet and playwright by the same name. Browning Sr. was a well-paidclerk at the Bank of England andaccording to his deposition, knew George Errington and Harriot Erringtonwell. A fascinating work on this high profiledivorce case. The proceedings were so popularthat R Randall even published 'The Memoirs ofMrs Harriot Errington', which are unlikely to have been writtenby her. Mr Errington remarried and was then murdered by his former mistress Anne Broadrick. Condition: Held in a morocco casing. This work is otherwise disbound. Externally, smart with just a small amount of rubbing mostly to the head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Final two leaves present are detached. These two leaves are also severely chipped to the extremities. affecting the readability of the final leaf. Pages are slightly age toned with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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         Ry?ky? Sansh? narabi Sanj?roku-t? no zu]. [Map of Thirty-Six Islands and Three Provinces of Ry?ky?].

      No date. [Late Edo] - Colour watercolour and ink manuscript map on washi. This manuscript was drawn on two separate sheets of paper which have now been professionally laid down on washi. A few holes and some worming in the central area of the map not affecting text, lightly creased in places, with more visible creases along folds. 55 x 76cm. An attractive copy of a scarce map depicting one of the disputed islands of the East China Sea. This Japanese map, frequently cited by scholars for its geographical claims, plays a significant role in the controversy surrounding the disputed island of Diaoyu as it indicates in three different ways China's sovereignty over the island. Three primary colours indicate territories: green for the Ryukyu chain, yellow for Taiwan, and pink for China. Of particular importance is the use on the map of the name "Dioyutai" (???), also known today as the Senkaku Islands (????) or Diaoyu Islands (???). Thirdly the island of Diaoyu shown on this Japanese map on the sea-route to Qing China, is not counted as one of the Ryukyu's thirty-six islands - it is instead coloured pink - which is the same colour used to indicate the Chinese sovereignty on the Chinese mainland. The earliest records of the Diaoyu islands date back to 15th century Ming texts. Historically the islands were uninhabited but were used as nautical markers by sailors. Hayashi Shihei ??? in his Sangoku Ts?ran Zusetsu (??????, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries) is one of the first Japanese texts to mention the islands. In it, he refers to the islands by their Chinese name, following contemporary Edo convention. It was not until the victory of the Japanese in the first Sino-Japanese war that the islands were annexed by Meiji Japan. The treaty of Shimonoseki signed at the end of the war gave the sovereignty of Taiwan, the Liaodong Peninsula, and the Penghu islands to Japan, however the Diaoyu Islands were not mentioned. This map is a manuscript copy of one of the five maps which accompanied Hayashi Shihei's controversial work Sangoku Ts?ran Zusetsu (??????, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries). Published in 1785 this book describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). As Hayashi Shihei's book was banned shortly after publication and the original wood-blocks destroyed, manuscript copies were made and passed secretly among the educated Japanese public who were interested in, but not privy to, the "illegal" information contained on these maps. Controversy surrounds this map to this day due to the continuing dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands. The strong feelings felt about who should have sovereignty over these islands by China, Japan and Taiwan were further exacerbated in 1968 by the discovery of potential underwater oil reserves in the waters that surround them. The Diaoyu Islands are known in China as the ????????? or ??? the Diaoyutai Islands, ????? in Taiwan, the Senkaku Islands ???? in Japanese and also as the Pinnacle Islands. Taiwan and the coast of mainland China (Guangdong Province ???, Fujiang Province ???, Zhejiang Province ???, Nanjing Province ???, Shandong Province ???) are also named on the map. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         琉球三省并三十六嶋之圖. [Ryūkyū Sanshō narabi Sanjūroku-tō no zu]. [Map of Thirty-Six Islands and Three Provinces of Ryūkyū].

      No date. [Late Edo]. Colour watercolour and ink manuscript map on washi. This manuscript was drawn on two separate sheets of paper which have now been professionally laid down on washi. A few holes and some worming in the central area of the map not affecting text, lightly creased in places, with more visible creases along folds. 55 x 76cm. An attractive copy of a scarce map depicting one of the disputed islands of the East China Sea. This Japanese map, frequently cited by scholars for its geographical claims, plays a significant role in the controversy surrounding the disputed island of Diaoyu as it indicates in three different ways China's sovereignty over the island. Three primary colours indicate territories: green for the Ryukyu chain, yellow for Taiwan, and pink for China. Of particular importance is the use on the map of the name "Dioyutai" (釣魚臺), also known today as the Senkaku Islands (尖閣諸島) or Diaoyu Islands (é'"鱼岛). Thirdly the island of Diaoyu shown on this Japanese map on the sea-route to Qing China, is not counted as one of the Ryukyu's thirty-six islands - it is instead coloured pink - which is the same colour used to indicate the Chinese sovereignty on the Chinese mainland.The earliest records of the Diaoyu islands date back to 15th century Ming texts. Historically the islands were uninhabited but were used as nautical markers by sailors. Hayashi Shihei 林子平 in his Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries) is one of the first Japanese texts to mention the islands. In it, he refers to the islands by their Chinese name, following contemporary Edo convention. It was not until the victory of the Japanese in the first Sino-Japanese war that the islands were annexed by Meiji Japan. The treaty of Shimonoseki signed at the end of the war gave the sovereignty of Taiwan, the Liaodong Peninsula, and the Penghu islands to Japan, however the Diaoyu Islands were not mentioned.This map is a manuscript copy of one of the five maps which accompanied Hayashi Shihei's controversial work Sangoku Tsūran Zusetsu (三国通覧図説, An Illustrated Description of Three Countries). Published in 1785 this book describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). As Hayashi Shihei's book was banned shortly after publication and the original wood-blocks destroyed, manuscript copies were made and passed secretly among the educated Japanese public who were interested in, but not privy to, the "illegal" information contained on these maps.Controversy surrounds this map to this day due to the continuing dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands. The strong feelings felt about who should have sovereignty over these islands by China, Japan and Taiwan were further exacerbated in 1968 by the discovery of potential underwater oil reserves in the waters that surround them. The Diaoyu Islands are known in China as the 钓鱼岛及其附属岛屿 or 钓鱼岛 the Diaoyutai Islands, 釣魚台列嶼 in Taiwan, the Senkaku Islands 尖閣諸島 in Japanese and also as the Pinnacle Islands. Taiwan and the coast of mainland China (Guangdong Province 廣東省, Fujiang Province 福建省, Zhejiang Province 浙江省, Nanjing Province 南京省, Shandong Province 山東省) are also named on the map. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159423).

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         蝦夷国全圖. [Ezo no Kuni Zenzu]. [Complete Map of Ezo].

      (circa1800).. Large ink and water colour manuscript map of Ezo, modern day Hokkaido, showing the northeastern tip of Honshu, Manchuria as a large landmass along the lower border, and the island of Sakhalin. The Russian territory of Kamchatska is also shown. Drawn onto two sheets the sheets have professionally laid down onto a single washi sheet. There is a little lack of continuity in a few places where the lines on the map don't quite match and two holes along folds. Some inoffensive worming mainly at margins, an attractive map. 53.7 x 94cm. This map is an "underground" manuscript copy of one of the five maps published to accompany the highly controversial Japanese book 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' by Hayashi Shihei. Published in 1785 this work described the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ha Yezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Hayashi wrote in this book that he was especially concerned of the growing Russian presence in east Asia, and believed there was a need to strengthen Japan's defences. Hayashi's map of Ezo, is believed to be one of the first descriptions of the island in Japanese literature--a testament to his belief that Japan needed to strengthen their forces on the northern frontier. In his notes on this map of Ezo or Hokkaido, Hayashi discusses the sea lanes indicated by dotted lines and notes "Since, in recent years, men of Orosha [Russians] have taken possession of the territory east of Tartary, this land is called Orosha, or Kamusasuka.... Also since the Russians all wear red coats, the residents of Ezo call it Red Ezo in their dialect." Following the publication of 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' the authorities ordered the banning of the publication and the destruction of the woodblocks used to print the book and maps. Hayashi Shihei was imprisoned as his work was regarded as an offence against Japan's seclusion policies of the time. He died the following year. However Japanese interest in the outside world, and in Hayashi Shihei's work continued throughout the Edo period and although very few copies of the published work were in existence "underground" manuscript copies were made and passed around among trusted friends. .

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         Amusemens physiques, et différentes expériences divertissantes, composées & exécutées, tant à paris que dans les diverses Cours de l'Europe; par M. Joseph Pinetti de Willedal, Romain, Chevalier de l'Ordre-Mérite de Saint-Philippe, Professeur de Mathémtiques & de Physique, Protégé par toute la Maison Royale de France, Pensionnaire de la Cour de Prusse, &c. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée par l'Auteur de six nouvelles Expériences physiques, & de nouvelles Gravures

      A Paris : Chez Hardouin, Libraire de S. A. S. Mdame la Duchesse de Chartres : Chez Gattey, Libraire, MDCCLXXXV 1785 - [i.e. 1785].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 8º, (205x124mm).- [1] h., XII, [13]-108 p.; sign.: [1], [A]8, B-F8, G6; frontispicio grabado 'L.8. Thiery. Del. 1784'; portadilla; marca tipográfica en portada; 2 grabados fuera de texto 'L.V. Thiery. Del. 1785'; adornos tipográficos al inicio y fin de los capítulos.- // Encuadernación de finales de siglo XX en media piel marrón y papel de aguas (Ch. Muller, de Nancy); lomo liso con adornos y tejuelo verde grabado en dorado; papel verjurado. Punta inferior de frontispicio restaurada; levísima acidificación. Hermoso ejemplar.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Caillet, 8690 (1784); Evans, p. 547; Querard, France Litteraire, 7, p. 129.- // Si a lo largo del s. XVIII una de las aficiones en los gabinetes de curiosidades era la realización de demostraciones de experimentos físicos que sorprendían por sus resultados, de un modo parejo comenzaron a aparecer artistas de la magia que añadieron recursos científicos a su prestidigitación. Uno de ellos, pionero en llevar la magia a los teatros y en no pocos de los trucos que siguen haciéndose hoy en día fue Giussepe Pinetti, cuya azarosa vida bien merecería una película. El origen de esta obra hay que situarlo en el libro La magie blanche dévoilée, de Henri Decremps, publicado en marzo de 1784(1), destinado a prevenir a los espectadores cándidos de la charlatanería y el engaño en que, según él, querían sumirles los embaucadores, empezando por Pinetti, para lo cual comenzó su libro destripando uno detrás de otro los números del espectáculo que Pinetti ofrecía en un teatro parisino, acusándole de emplear la ayuda oculta de otra persona. A esa obra respondió Pinetti apenas dos meses más tarde, antes de dejar la capital con destino a Londres, con sus Amusemens physiques(2), en los que ofrecía (y explicaba cómo podían ejecutarse sin ayuda de tercero ocultos) nuevos números a fin de liberarse del sambenito de charlatán. Decremps respondió con un suplemento publicado a principios de 1785(3) y Pinetti hizo lo propio con esta, la segunda edición ampliada (seis nuevos números y dos grabados explicativos) de sus Amusemens. Aun hoy, incluso entre los magos, existen defensores y detractores de Pinetti, aunque ninguno rechaza que fue uno de los grandes magos del siglo XVIII.- // (1) Henri Decremps: La magie blanche dévoilée ou explication des tours surprenants, qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la Capitale et de la Province, avec des réflexions sur la Baguette divinatoire des Automates joueurs d'ëchecs, &c. &c.- A Paris: chez Langlois, 1784.- (2) Jospeh Pinetti: Amusemens physiques, et différentes expériences divertissantes, composées & exécutées, tant à Paris que dans les diverses Cours de l'Europe.- A Paris: Chez Hardouin, M.DCC.LXXXIV.- (3) Henri Decremps: Supplément à la magie blanche dévoilée. Contenat l'explication de plusieurs tours nouveaux joués depuis peu 'a Londres, avec des éclaicissemens sur les artifices des Joueurs de profession. Les Cadrans sympatiques, le Mouvement perpétuel, les Chevaux savans, les Poupées parlantes, les Automatas dansants, les Ventriloques, les Dabots élastiques. &c. &c.- A Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1785. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Bianka Capello. (Ein dramatischer Roman).

      Leipzig, Dyksche Buchhandlung 1785. 8°. Gest. Titel (Geyser), 3 Bl. (Zueignung, Vorerinnerung), 592 S. (44 S. davon sind Anhang m. Anmerk. vom Autor) Mit 3 gest. Kupfern (Geyser nach Chodowiecki, Chodowiecki, Geyser nach Mechau). Goldgeprägter Lederbd. d. Zt. m. 2 Rüschi. u. Rundumrotschnitt. Einband berieben u. stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einige Wurmgänge im Rücken, 2 kleine Läsuren an den Kapitalen, handschriftl. Nummerneintrag auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz, Titelbl. verso, 2 S. im Text u. letztes Bl. m. altem Bibl.-Stempel, Tafeln leicht randfleckig. \"Goed. IV/I, 601, 61, 23; Rümann 18. Jhdt. 708.; Kosch X, 752.; Engelmann Chodow. 457, II. Erste Ausgabe. In der Sammlung der Skizzen (1778-83) erschien bereits ein Teilabdruck, dieser wurde für vorliegende Ausgabe allerdings teilweise überarbeitet.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur

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         Meditazioni sopra le Verità Cristiane ed Ecclesiastiche

      NAPOLI: Presso Vincenzo Orsino, 1785. rilegato. BUONO. 9 16,5. USATO

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         Carta dell'Isola di Corsica.

      Gebauer, 1785. Incisione in rame di mm 285x490, tratta dalla rara opera "Geschichte von Italien und allen allda gegründeten ältern und neuern Staaten". Bell'esemplare con piccola mancanza al margine sinistro in basso. Diffuse fioriture.

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         Catalogus der seit der Restitution der Brüderkirche ordinierten Brüder nebst denen zu Diaconissen eingesegneten Schwestern, und denen zu Acoluthie angenommen Geschwistern.

      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ca. 1785-1835 - (70) p. Contemporary Leather, 8° (The upper-spine-end is split on both sides, 10 pages are left blank. Manuscript containing a catalogue of all the members of the 'Hernhutter Brüdergemeine' at Bethlehem Pennsylvania, starting with the year 1785 and dating until the year 1835.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A New, Universal and Impartial History of England, from the Earliest Authentic Records, and Most Genuine Historical Evidence, to the Spring of the Year Mdcclxxxiv.

      London: Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster-Row.(1785). Containing a clear, authentic, candid, accurate, faithful, and circumstantial account of every memorable transaction, interesting event, and remarkable occurrence, recorded in The Annals of Great Britain. With a comprehensive Account of its Origin and Progressive State, the various Revolutions has undergone, and the Conquests and Acquisitions it has obtained in different Parts of the World. Also a concise View of the Constitution and political Establishments of Britain, its Laws, Institutions, Parliaments, Charters, Commerce, Arts, Sciences, Inventions, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Military and Naval Transactions, &c. Likewise in Accurate and Chronological Account of all the Sovereigns who have swayed the British Scepter; with an impartial Display of their Characters, whether distinguished for their Wisdom in the Cabinet, their Military Achievements in the Field, their private Virtues, or their public Vices. Including Anecdotes of other Illustrious and Extraordinary Personages, such as Historians, Poets, Orators, Admirals, Generals, Statesmen, Patriots, Heroes, Heroines, Divines, Physicians, Philosophers, &c. Whose private Virtues, and public Actions, have combined in promoting the Honour, and supporting the Dignity, of the British Nation. Interspersed with Occasional Remarks, Observations and Reflections, Wherein the Errors of former Writers are corrected, glaring Absurdities pointed out, fabulous Narrations and Legendary Tales expunged, Party Prejudice removed, and what has hitherto appeared obscure and doubtful placed in the clearest Light, and authenticated from the most undeniable Historical Evidence. The Whole comprising, in the most accurate, clear and impartial Manner, every thing worthy of being recorded in the Annals of The British Empire, from the earliest Authentic Accounts to the present Important Period. Embellished and illustrated with upwards of One Hundred beautiful Copper Plates engraved from the Original Drawings of Messrs. Metz, Stothard and Samuel Wale, Esq by those celebrated Artists, Messrs. Heath, Grignion, Walker, Taylor, Roberts, Chesham, &c representing the most remarkable Transactions that occur in the Course of the History; with whole length Figures of all the British Sovereigns, from Egbert the Great, first sole Monarch of England, to their present Majesties. By George Frederick Raymond, Esq. Assisted by Alexander Gordon and Hugh Owen, Esqrs. , and others, who for many Years past, have made the History of this Country their peculiar Study. -- Bound in contemporary full calf with raised banded spine with maroon morocco label lettered in gilt. Frontispiece, (100) One Hundred full page engraved Copper Plates; Map; NOTES: With an index, directions to the binder and a list of subscribers. ; 610, [14] pages, Folio (15" x 10")

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         Stans. (Stanz) Capitale du Canton Unterwalden contre le Rigui (sic).

      Se vend chez l?auteur, s.d., vers 1785, - 26x35 cm (vue), gravure originale au trait, coloriée à la main / Original-Radierung handkoloriert. 1 feuille sous passepartout. Heinrich Thomann, Maler und Kupferstecher von Zollikon bei Zürich. Er fertigte eine grosse Anzahl Schweizeransichten in Rotstift und Aquarell an, ebenso Radierungen, die er dann oft auch kolorierte (Brun).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brun Schweizer Lexikon, Bd. 4, S. 305.

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        Offenbahrungen über Deutschland.

      Amsterdam (d.i. Prag, Schönfeld 1784 oder 1785). - Holzmann-B. III,233,7582. Weller. Druckorte I,128. Wurzbach 38,152ff. ? viel kritisiertes, von der Wiener Zensur zeitweilig sogar auf die Liste der verbotenen Bücher gesetztes, Pamphlet des aus Böhmen stammenden Dramatikers u. Theaterdirektors Ritter v. Steinsberg (1757-1833) der v. a. auch als Publizist kritischer Schriften u. Artikel bekannt und vielfach angefeindet wurde. - Enthält Schmähreden auf Zustände in Augsburg, München, Stuttgart, Konstanz, sowie auf den ganzen deutschen Adel bezogen, was das rasche Verbot des Werkes zur Folge hatte. Entsprechend ist auch die Titelvignette zu verstehen. Die Vignette zeigt die Allegorie der Veritas, in einen Spiegel schauend, in dem die Städtenamen Wien, Berlin, Hamburg, Prag, Leipzig und Frank(furt) stehen. 8°. Gest. Frontisp., 330 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt), mit e gest. Titelblattvignette. in Rotdruck, e. Kopfstück u. zwei kleinen Schlussvignetten. Pappband d. Zeit, Papierüberzug braun marmoriert, Rücken mit e. Papierschildchen mit alter handschriftlicher Zahl, bestoßen u. fleckig, mit Wurmgang im vorderen Gelenk, Bindung locker, Vorderdeckel u. Rücken vom Buchblock gelöst. Seiten etwas gebräunt, teilw. fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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