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         LES NOUVELLES DECOUVERTES DES RUSSES ENTRE L'ASIE ET L'AMERIQUE, AVEC L'HISTOIRE DE LA CONQUETE DE LA SIBERIE & DU COMMERCE DES RUSSES ET DES CHINOIS, Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais (avec 4 cartes et 1 vue rempliée de Maimatschin, ville frontière chinoise et du ruisseau de Kiachta.

      Hôtel de Thou, Paris, 1781. - Un volume in-4°, reliure de l'époque (veau fauve marbré), dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées, 2 ff, XXII et 314 pages. Cet ouvrage, première édition française du texte de William COXE édité en anglais l'année précédente, débute avec un avertissement du traducteur (DEMEUNIER), une Préface de l'auteur suivie de quelques indications bibliographiques, linguistiques et économiques (par exemple, les équivalences monétaires). Vient ensuite une Table des Chapitres : 23 dans la première partie, 6 dans la seconde .L'ouvrage proprement dit s'ouvre alors, et l'on découvre à quel point cette conquête de la Sibérie par les Russes fut une histoire difficile et sanglante . En tout cas cette conquête ne fut rendue possible que par de nombreux voyages ou expéditions préliminaires (qui sont évoqués en détails), permettant de découvrir ces immenses territoires. Et c'est peu à peu seulement que des relations commerciales avec la CHINE purent s'établir, relations que les Chinois n'acceptèrent qu'avec beaucoup de réticences. Signalons en particulier , dans ce livre, les pages sur le Traité de KIATCHA (1728) où il fut stipulé que deux places seulement seraient consacrées aux relations commerciales entre les deux pays, situées aux confins de la Sibérie: l'une qui serait appelée KIACHTA (représentée dans la vue dépliée mentionnée plus haut) et l'autre ZURUCHAITU ( Le chapitre III de la 2ème partie de cet ouvrage décrit en détail ces deux places commerciales) En ce qui concerne les 4 cartes dépliantes, voici leurs titres. La 1ère est une Carte générale de l'Empire de RUSSIE et de ses frontières avec la CHINE. La 2ème est une Carte du Voyage de KRENITZIN et de LEVASHEFF aux ILES DES RENARDS en 1768 et 1769. La 3ème est une Carte du voyage de SYND vers les parages de TSCHUKOTSKOI NOSS. La 4ème est celle du Voyage de SHALAUROF (depuis la LENA jusquà SHELATSKOI-NOSS). Ces 4 cartes sont en excellent état, tout comme du reste l'ensemble de cet ouvrage passionnant et rare. La reliure de notre exemplaire a été légèrement restaurée mais il peut être présenté cependant comme en TRES BON ETAT.

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         Geschiedenis van Java . vertaald, wat betreft de onderwerpen, welke voor Nederland en Indië wetenswaardig zijn, en voorzien van aanteekeningen, tot verbetering, beoordeeling en vervolg van het oorspronkelijke werk, door J.E. de Sturler.The Hague and Amsterdam, Van Cleef, 1836. 8vo. With folding letterpress table. Modern half parchment, gold-tooled spine, gilt upper edge.

      - Cat. NHSM, p. 244; Tiele, Bibl. 896. First and only edition of a revised Dutch translation of a classic on the history of Java by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826). From 1811 to 1816 Raffles was Lieutenant Governor of Java during the British administration of the Dutch colonies following the blockade of the coasts of Europe by Napoleon. Raffles worked on his history during his stay in Java. The original is important not only for the usual topics - such as the history of Java, its geography, demography, natural history, religion, law, customs, antiquities, European administration, commerce, military system, etc. -, but also for its highly original chapters on Javanese ethics, literature, poetry, music, national drama, games of skill, hunting, languages, etc. The present edition omits most of the cultural chapters and focuses more on commerce. At the end ca. 30 pages follow with additional notes, made by the translator, Jacques Eduard de Sturler (1800-1840).With the bookplate of the Dutch politician Gerbrand de Jong (1917-1984). A very minor waterstain in the lower, outer corner of the last five pages, otherwise in fine condition. Binding very good.

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         Opere Giusta le correzioni e aggiunte dell'Autore nell'edizione di Parigi del 1780

      Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1781, quindici volumi (di sedici, manca il vol. XV) in-8vo (cm. 16,5 x 9,5) rilegati in mezza pelle coeva con tasselli, fregi e titoli dorati ai dorsi, oltre 5000 pagine complessive. Frontespizio inciso a ciascun volume con vignetta centrale, ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume e moltissime (238) incisioni in rame fuori testo, poste all'inizio di ciascun atto ed altrettante testate ad un terzo di pagina. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Esemplare marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione, bella la parte incisa.

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         Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains.

      Bruxelles: s.n., et Paris: Chez l"auteur, pour les T.III et IV, 1781-1782 - Edition originale, 5 volumes in-8, dont un atlas contenant les cartes et planches; Tome Premier, première partie: xvi, 198p.; seconde partie: xii, 199 - 441p. Tome Second, première partie "Essais historiques et politiques sur la Révolution de l"Amérique septentrionale": xii, 208p.; seconde partie: xiv, 436p. Atlas: 8 cartes et 1 plan dépliants, 4 portraits et 5 planches, pour un total de 18 gravures; les planches sont de Le Barbier gravées par Pelicier, Patas, Halbou, Godefroy. portraits de John Hancock, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin et William Pitt; les gravures illustrent la Première assemblée du Congrès, Incendie de New York, Pompe funèbre de Warren. Reliure d"époque en veau marbré, triple filet d"encadrement sur les plats, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, gardes et tranches marbrées, coupes ornées. Extrémités légèrement frottées, deux trous de vers à un mors, pâle mouillure à une quinzaine de feuillets du troisième volume, mais un bel exemplaire. Intéressante relation détaillée de la période 1776-77: émigration, formation et évolution des colonies anglaises d"Amérique du nord jusqu"en 1770, troubles de Boston, imposition des droits sur le thé (Boston Tea-Party), George Washington nommé commandant des armées d"Amérique, siège de Québec, arrivée de l"armée anglaise au Canada, déclaration d"indépendance des 13 états réunis le 4 juillet 1776 dans l"hôtel de ville de Philadelphie. Rôle et mort de Pitt, voyage de Lafayette et d"autres jeunes aristocrates français pour soutenir les insurgés, alliance de la France avec l"Amérique. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Ouvrage très rare en dehors des bibliothèques d"institutions. Sabin 31899, Chadenat 3525, 4563. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Lettre d'un médecin de la Faculté de Paris à un médecin du Collège de Londres, ouvrage dans lequel on prouve contre Mesmer que le magnétisme animal n'existe pas

      1781 - 70, (2)pp. La Haye, s.n, 1781, in-8, 70, (2)pp, demi-toile rouge moderne, dos lisse portant une pièce de titre en chagrin rouge, Unique impression de cette apologie fallacieuse des théories de Mesmer. Nicolas Bergasse, orateur et rhétoricien brillant d'origine lyonnaise, était un proche de Mesmer. En prenant le masque du dénonciateur, il fait l'éloge indirect du magnétisme animal et des "cures magnétiques" pratiquées par son ami ; en plaidant une mauvaise cause, il valorise celle qu'il prétend dénoncer. Intérieur propre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume LI (51) January to December 1781

      London: David Henry; Elizabeth Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1781. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). vi, 633pp, [xv] + plates. 15 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). Includes Captain Cook's Journal. .

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         Elogio di Francesco Redi.

      Firenze, a spese della Societa Stecchi e Del-Vivo, 1781. - in-8. 136pp. Cartonnage postérieur. Edition Originale de cette apologie du célèbre naturaliste italien Francesco Redi composée par Giuseppe Gorani (1740-1819), "une des personnalités les plus intéressantes du Siècle des Lumières en Europe" (Vitali-Volant). Cet aristocrate aventurier, né à Milan et qui parcourut l'Europe au gré d'une vie tumultueuse, s'intéressa à l'économie politique et se lia notamment à de nombreux intellectuels d'envergure parmi lesquels Diderot, d'Alembert, ou Condorcet. "Ses traités d’économie politique manifestent son esprit de révolte contre la société arriérée de l’Ancien Régime, contre les préjugés et le cléricalisme. ( ) Inspiré de Rousseau, Gorani oppose à la tyrannie le gouvernement d’un despote éclairé, et prône la lutte contre les corps intermédiaires, les privilèges de caste et la propriété. Gorani cite l’« ordre naturel » de la pensée physiocratique et revient sur le concept du droit de propriété, exalte la liberté absolue du commerce, la lutte contre les règlements, les impôts et les autres inventions du fisc qui détruisent le commerce et l’agriculture, et préconise une grande circulation des richesses et des investissements par les possédants et par l’Etat". Très bon exemplaire non rogné et non coupé, conservé dans un cartonnage d'attente postérieur. Cf. Viutali-Volant, "Giuseppe Gorani (1740-1819) et les réformes. La Physiocratie à l'italienne" (1984). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A plan for the better relief and employment of the poor; for enforcing and amending the laws respecting houses of correction, and vagrants; and for improving the police of this country. Together with Bills intended to be offered to Parliament for those purposes.

      London: G. Wilkie 1781 - 8vo., (4) + 139 + (1)pp., including the half-title, contemporary marbled boards rebacked in calf, spine fully gilt labelled, and with raised bands. A fine and large, crisp, copy in an excellent binding. First edition*. Thomas Gilbert (bap. 1720, d. 1798), land agent, lawyer, and poor law reformer, devoted much of his mature years, certainly from 1765, to the cause of poor law reform. He had produced composite bills in both 1765 and 1768, but neither actually reached the statute book. There were further attempts at legislative progress in the 1770s, and Gilbert published pamphlets on the subject, including Observations upon the orders and resolutions of the House of Commons with respect to the poor> (1775), and A Bill intended to be offered to Parliament for the better relief and employment of the poor in England> (also 1775). Two Bills initiated by him in 1781 made little progress in spite of an assiduous pamphlet campaign, including three by Gilbert himself. Eventually, the Act which became known as Gilbert's Act was enacted in 1782. It was to be described by the Webbs as 'the most carefully devised, the most elaborate and perhaps the most influential, for both good and evil, of all the scores of Poor Law statutes between 1601 and 1834'. * A short supplement (38pp.) was published later in 1781 but is not present here. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Travels from Aleppo to the city of Jerusalem, and through the most remarkable parts of the Holy Land in 1776.

      London & Edinburgh, no printer, 1781. - 8vo. 36 pp. Leaves mainly disbound, stored in custom-made black cloth portfolio. Second recorded copy (all printings are rare) of this little-known travel account of the Holy Land in the late 18th century. Unlike most other examples of this genre, the author was evidently not interested in a refined readership, but chose to publish his work in a popular, brief format. Despite its humble appearance, Tyron's account is a key contribution to Holy Land travel during this period (cf. Talbot), and his accounts of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, etc. are both direct and informative. - Tyron was one of three Britons to visit the region during the second half of the 18th century. Tyron's Protestantism certainly colours his observations; according to Michael Talbot, descriptions such as his "gave further weight to the proof of Biblical prophecy that the Holy Land was desolate and cursed" (p. 43): "A merchant of the Levant Company based in Aleppo, his writing has [.] more of a sense that it was intended to function as a guidebook, with itineraries in various towns and costs of provisions. He also noted the chief economic activities of the region, although describing the local population as very poor and dependent on European trade. As with [Thompson and Haynes], Tyron spent many pages ridiculing the religious rites of other Christian sects, commenting on their ostentation and superficiality. He was disgusted by the marble and gold adorning the Holy Sepulchre, and believed that money alone drove the dominance of the Catholics and the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem. He also continued the theme of a cursed land. Instead of tigers, the barren terrain was 'pestered with the wild and savage Arabs [.] said to be the descendants of Ishmael', claiming this was in fulfillment of prophecies in Genesis. It was because of those wild Arabs that the land was 'now under a curse'". Talbot has argued that it was this popular perception of Palestine as an accursed land which influenced the Restorationist movement for the return of the Jews to Palestine under British protection (as a necessary precursor of the Second Coming) in the early 19th century. - Talbot mistakenly presumes the first edition of Tyron's "Travels" from Aleppo as 1785. In fact, all printings of this pamphlet-format work are extremely rare in census. The earliest dated example in the ESTC is from 1780, suggesting that the present work is the second edition. Full census of ESTC worldwide holdings: 1780: Princeton; 1781 (the present edition): National Library of Scotland; 1785: British Library; 1786: National Library of Scotland; 1787: Illinois; 1790: New York Public Library; 1793: National Library of Scotland, Oxford; 1798: University of California, Los Angeles. - A very worn copy, but a rare survival. Repair to blank right margin of title page, not affecting text; generally browned and duststained; all text present and legible. No copies of any printing are recorded at Anglo-American auctions in the last 50 years. OCLC 316392139. ESTC T176153. Cf. Weber II, 575 (later ed.: Glasgow, Robertson, 1790); Jain, Four Paths to Jerusalem: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, And Secular Pilgrimages (2006), p. 158; Michael Talbot, "Divine imperialism: the British in Palestine, 1753-1842" in Martin Farr & Xavier Guégan (eds.), The British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century, vol. II (2013). Not in Roehricht. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Risposta a molte quistioni proposte alla Societa Regale di Medicina di Parigi in nome del Gran Maestro della Religione di Malta dall'Ambasciadore della medesima. Tradotta del Francese.

      Napoli, per Vincenzo Mazzola-Vocola, 1781. - Petit in-4. VIII. (le faux-titre manque). LXVI. 1f. Plein vélin rigide du temps, décor à froid sur les plats, étiquette dorée au dos. Première édition italienne de ce ce mémoire rédigé par les membres de la Société de Médecine de Paris, à la demande du Grand Maître de l'Ordre de Malte; les savants devaient donner leur avis, à l'occasion de la reconstruction d'une église endommagée par un tremblement de terre, sur l'usage répandu à Malte d'enterrer les morts dans les églises et ses conséquences sur la santé publique. Le traducteur de ce mémoire est Giovanni Vivenzio, célèbre médecin de Sicile, auteur du premier ouvrage sur les constructions "parasysmiques" (1783). Rare impression napolitaine. Bel exemplaire.

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         Recherches chimiques sur l'Étain, faites et publiées par ordre du gouvernement; ou réponse à cette question: Veut-on sans aucun danger employer les vaisseaux d'Étain dans l'usage économique.

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1781.. in-8. VIII. 285pp. Broché. Exemplaire assez abîmé aux 20 premiers et 10 derniers feuillets. Non rogné. Manque de papier à la page de titre (avec légères atteintes au texte). Mouillures. Feuillets un peu déreliés. Première édition. Bayen, ami de Lavoisier, y montre, par une série d'expériences chimiques, l'innocuité de l'étain.

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         [K376, 296, 377-380]. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin, ou Pianoforte avec l'accompagnoment[!] d'un Violon Dediés A Mademoiselle Josephe D'Aurnhamer... Oeuvre II... Prix f5. [Parts].

      Vienna: Artaria [PN 22], [1781]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Keyboard part in full modern dark green cloth with black leather title label gilt to spine; violin part in flexible marbled boards with decorative ivory cut paper label to upper. 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border. verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-85 pp.; 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border, verso blank), [1] (blank, 2-28 pp. Engraved throughout. With fine decorative title-page to each part. Watermark as in Haberkamp first issue. Keyboard part with some marginal tears with slight paper loss in several instances; repairs to lower margin of final leaf, just affecting plate number. Violin part with minor browning and soiling to title, very small red ink stains to upper portion; first few leaves partially separated; tear to upper area of pp. 19/20 with no loss; narrow strip of clear tape to spine. Possibly a mixed set. Very good copies of both parts overall. First Edition, first issue (without plate number to foot of title). Rare. Haberkamp p. 173 and illustration no. 128. Hoboken II, 129. Fraenkel: Decorative Music Title Pages, 187. RISM M6492 (not distinguishing among issues). These sonatas "are especially notable for the quality of their thematic development (shared between the instruments)." Eisen & Keefe pp. 473-474. The dedicatee of this publication, Josephine Aurnhammer (1758-1820), was Mozart's pupil in Vienna in 1781; she formed an amorous attachment to the great composer which proved not to be reciprocal. Among the first Viennese publications of Mozart's works.

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         K376, 296, 377-380]. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin, ou Pianoforte avec l'accompagnoment[!] d'un Violon Dediés A Mademoiselle Josephe D'Aurnhamer. Oeuvre II. Prix f5. [Parts]

      Artaria [PN 22], Vienna 1781 - 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Keyboard part in full modern dark green cloth with black leather title label gilt to spine; violin part in flexible marbled boards with decorative ivory cut paper label to upper. 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border. verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-85 pp.; 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border, verso blank), [1] (blank, 2-28 pp. Engraved throughout. With fine decorative title-page to each part. Watermark as in Haberkamp first issue.Keyboard part with some marginal tears with slight paper loss in several instances; repairs to lower margin of final leaf, just affecting plate number. Violin part with minor browning and soiling to title, very small red ink stains to upper portion; first few leaves partially separated; tear to upper area of pp. 19/20 with no loss; narrow strip of clear tape to spine. Possibly a mixed set. Very good copies of both parts overall. First Edition, first issue (without plate number to foot of title). Rare. Haberkamp p. 173 and illustration no. 128. Hoboken II, 129. Fraenkel: Decorative Music Title Pages, 187. RISM M6492 (not distinguishing among issues).These sonatas "are especially notable for the quality of their thematic development (shared between the instruments)." Eisen & Keefe pp. 473-474. The dedicatee of this publication, Josephine Aurnhammer (1758-1820), was Mozart's pupil in Vienna in 1781; she formed an amorous attachment to the great composer which proved not to be reciprocal. Among the first Viennese publications of Mozart's works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The History of the Isle of Wight.

      London: A. Hamilton,, 1781. Quarto (294 × 232 mm). Contemporary straight-grain red morocco, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments with floral sprays, twin green morocco labels, single-fillet frame gilt to sides, all edges gilt, turn-ins hatched in gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved title vignette, 7 similar tailpieces, folding map by John Hayward coloured in outline, 10 double-page engraved views by Thomas Vivaries after Antony Devis, or by Richard Godfrey, one folding view by Godfrey after J. Brotherton, double-page plan of Carisbrooke Castle, further plan of Sandown Fort, 18 plates including views and seals, folding genealogical table. With the terminal errata leaf. Handwritten collation and newspaper clipping laid in. Joints and extremities slightly rubbed, sides lightly marked, old tape-repair and commensurate staining to folding map stub, occasionally light spotting or browning, stronger in sig. Cc and the view between pp. 258-9, plates variably offset, sig. X2 a little soiled in lower margin, otherwise a few other minor spots or marks. A very good copy in a splendid contemporary binding. First edition. Worsley's political career as member of parliament for the Isle of Wight constituencies for Newport (1774-83) and subsequently Newtown (1790-3) were hampered by a mixture of limited skill, a somewhat abrasive personality and the very public collapse of his marriage, but "antiquarian studies were always an important refuge. His father and grandfather had begun work on The History of the Isle of Wight and Worsley brought it to completion, albeit with unacknowledged contributions from the Newport attorney Richard Clarke. It was published in 1781 after four years' labour and was well received, Worsley having been elected both FSA and FRS in 1778 on its strength. He found it satisfying work, gathering materials patiently and searching the sources with some expertise. Modern opinion considers it 'well researched, organized, and written, and handsomely produced' (Hicks, 166)" (ODNB). Provenance: from the library of Major J. R. Abbey (1894-1969), who built the standard collection of travel books illustrated in aquatint and lithography, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper, and a note to the rear free endpaper recording purchase at the posthumous 1942 sale of Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Baronet (1845-1919), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

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         Dictionnaire raisonne de physique, par m. Brisson, de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. I: A-G. II: H-Z. III: Planches du dictionnaire de physique de M. Brisson

      Hotel de Thou, rue des Poitevins, A Paris 1781 - 3 volumi, in 4°, 27 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati. p. xvi, 708; (2), 769; diverse tabelle nel testo, incipit decorati all'inizio di ogni volume, testo su due colonne. Il terzo volume ha p. vi e 90 tavole ottimamente incise, di cui alcune ripiegate tutte su carta forte. Bello e fresco esemplare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Man holding Mantle, with Aureole.

      1781.(). Woodcut print after Parmigiano. Three color blocks: tan, brown, dark brown. 210 x 123 mm. Kennedy, 186.

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         William Westall (1781-1850) ARA - Signed and Framed Oil, River.

      19th Century - DescriptionA fine English School oil painting depicting figures in a river landscape. Presented in a modern metallic effect frame. Signed in the lower right by the listed artist William Westall (1781-1850). Signed. ConditionThis oil painting on canvas has been restretched and re-lined. Inspection under UV light reveals some touching up to the sky area. There is a craquelure typical for a picture of this age and a small loss below the house in the distance at the right edge of the canvas.BiographyWilliam Westall ARA (12 October 1781 â€" 22 January 1850) was an English landscape artist best known as one of the first artists to work in Australia. He was admitted a probationer of the Royal Academy Schools in September 1800, but never became a full student. His paintings in notable international collections including The National Gallery of Victoria in Australia and the Iniapolis Museum of Art, as well as domestically in the Tate Britain, Courtauld, Royal Academy of Arts and The Royal Collection in London. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The History of the Isle of Wight.

      London: A. Hamilton, 1781 - Quarto (294 × 232 mm). Contemporary straight-grain red morocco, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments with floral sprays, twin green morocco labels, single-fillet frame gilt to sides, all edges gilt, turn-ins hatched in gilt, marbled endpapers. With the terminal errata leaf. Handwritten collation and newspaper clipping laid in. Joints and extremities slightly rubbed, sides lightly marked, old tape-repair and commensurate staining to folding map stub, occasionally light spotting or browning, stronger in sig. Cc and the view between pp. 258-9, plates variably offset, sig. X2 a little soiled in lower margin, otherwise a few other minor spots or marks. A very good copy in a splendid contemporary binding. Engraved title vignette, 7 similar tailpieces, folding map by John Hayward coloured in outline, 10 double-page engraved views by Thomas Vivaries after Antony Devis, or by Richard Godfrey, one folding view by Godfrey after J. Brotherton, double-page plan of Carisbrooke Castle, further plan of Sandown Fort, 18 plates including views and seals, folding genealogical table. First edition. Worsley's political career as member of parliament for the Isle of Wight constituencies for Newport (1774-83) and subsequently Newtown (1790-3) were hampered by a mixture of limited skill, a somewhat abrasive personality and the very public collapse of his marriage, but "antiquarian studies were always an important refuge. His father and grandfather had begun work on The History of the Isle of Wight and Worsley brought it to completion, albeit with unacknowledged contributions from the Newport attorney Richard Clarke. It was published in 1781 after four years' labour and was well received, Worsley having been elected both FSA and FRS in 1778 on its strength. He found it satisfying work, gathering materials patiently and searching the sources with some expertise. Modern opinion considers it 'well researched, organized, and written, and handsomely produced' (Hicks, 166)" (ODNB). Provenance: from the library of Major J. R. Abbey (1894-1969), who built the standard collection of travel books illustrated in aquatint and lithography, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper, and a note to the rear free endpaper recording purchase at the posthumous 1942 sale of Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Baronet (1845-1919), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Literatur.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1781-82. 2. Jg., 4.-6. Stück 4: 1 Kupfer. 463 Seiten. Kl.-8° Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. Lichtenbergs aufklärerisches Zeitschriftenprojekt. Er betreute das Magazin redaktionell allein, Forsters Name diente in erster Linie als Werbung. Enthält Aufsätze über Inventar von Johann Käpler, System des Empedokles, über die Liebe der Tiere, über die deutsche Literatur, über die polnische Sprache, über Ursprung und Bedeutung von Tarok-Charten etc. - Mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren.Auf Titelblatt von Heft 4 ein Bibliotheksstempel. Siehe Photo. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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         Thelyphthora; or a Treatise on Female Ruin, in Its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law

      J. Dodsley, London 1781 - This is a three volume set. All are in similar condition with exceptions noted. Volumes one and two are wrapped in removable plastic. All have frayed, chipped edges, spines and corners. Volume three has much of the spine missing. Volume one's cover's are detached. The pages are intact and hold fine. The pages are tanned with some foxing. The title pages all have a previous owner's name in ink, and a note indicating that these books were given to her by the author. Overall in Fair condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Thelyphthora; or, a Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law

      London - J. Dodsley 1781 - The secondedition of Thelyphthora; or, a Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law by Martin Madan. Under the following Heads, viz. Marriage, Whoredom, and Fornication, Adultery, Polygamy, Divorce. With many other Incidental Matters; Particularly including an Examination of the Principles of the Tendency of Stat. 26 Geo. II. c. 33. Complete in three volumes, third volume printed at a later date. Commonly called the Marriage Act. The second edition, enlarged. Martin Madan (1726 2 May 1790) was an English barrister, clergyman and writer, known for controversial views on marriage expressed in his book Thelyphthora. In 1780, Madan raised a storm of opposition by the publication of his Thelyphthora, or A Treatise on Female Ruin, in which he advocated polygamy as the remedy for evils he deplored. His arguments were based mainly on scriptural authority; but his book caused many angry replies. Amongst them was 'Anti-Thelyphthora' by his first cousin, the poet William Cowper, which he published anonymously. Condition: In full calf leather bindings with gilt embellishment to the front boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Front board is detached on volume III. Front board is held by cords only on volume I. Other joints are starting but firm. There is some loss to the leather on the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is a label to the front pastedown in volume II. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vollständige Anleitung zur Erziehung und Wartung aller in Deutschland in freyer Luft zu ziehenden Obst- und Fruchtbäume und Frichtsräucher aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit einer vollständigen Beschreibung aller britischen Obst- und Fruchtsorten vermehrt von F.H.H. Lueder

      Lübeck, Christian Gottfried Donatius 1781 - Bemerkungen: Eine sehr frühe und detailliert aus dem Kenntnisstand der Zeit heraus verfasste Anleitung zur Obstzucht, wobei die Beschreibung der Sorten und ihre Gewinnung, Erhaltung und Mehrung im Vortdergrund steht. Der Inhalt bietet in 26 Kapiteln 26 verschiedene Obstsorten dar; angehängt ist ein Obst- und Fruchtgärtner-Kalender und ein Sortenregister, das die Sortenvielfalt des Obstbaus in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern des 18 Jhdts. verdeutlicht. So werden die "Apfelbäume", "Apricosenbäume", "Birnbäume", "Feigenbäume", "Hollunder", "Kirchenbäume" bis zum "Wallnußbaum" und "Weinstock" dargestellt. Der Anhang enthält ein ausführliches Register, einen umfangreichen Kalender und einen "Catalogus von auserlesenen Obstbäumen und Fruchtsträuchem, welche bey Herren. Klefeker in Hamburg. zu bekommen sind." (Aus der Vorrede) Beschreibung: Format/ Einband 20,5 x 12,5 cm, Schweinsledereinband der Zeit mit 5 Bändern und goldener Rückenprägung gebunden; 376 Seiten im Rotschnitt; Ex libris eingeklebt vorne; alter Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelseite; leichte Bestoßung der Einbandecken.sehr gut erhaltenes vollständiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vita di Donna Olimpia Maidalchini Pamfili Principessa di S. Martino cognata d Innocenzio X. Sommo Pontefice

      s.t., s.l. 1781 - Solida legatura inizi 900 in mz. pergamena con piccoli angoli. Titoli oro al dorso su doppio tassello in pelle. Due carte aggiunte ms. all inizio del volume. Alcuni aloni sul ritratto e sulle ultime carte della prima opera, altre ingialliture sparse, ma nel complesso un buon esemplare di questa inconsueta raccolta di scritti sulla Principessa Olimpia. Non comune l opera anonima del Leti e quella del Delécluze. 8vo (cm. 17,8), 183 pp. con il ritratto ripiegato della Principessa in antiporta inciso su rame da I. B. Cecchi (unito) Delécluze E.-J., Donna Olimpia. Nouvelle édition, Paris Michel Lévy frères éditeurs 1872, 2 cc.nn., 356 pp. (unito) Capranica Luigi, Donna Olimpia Pamfili. Romanzo storico. Terza edizione, Milano Fratelli Treves, 1875, 2 cc.nn., 366 pp., 1 c.nn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      Salisbury: E. Easton, 1781. Contemporary brown calf. Five raised bands with gilt tooling, title and date. Boards with gilt lines at edges, blind stamped decorations adjacent to lines and blind crosshatching within. Expert repairs to joints. Edges marbled. Ruffling and short tears to the margins of the first plate and title page, each of which extended beyond the text block. 16 b/w plates, some missing tissue guards. 4to. 214 ps. Errata. Bookplate of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on paste-down endpaper. Signed and dated (1781) on half title page by illustrator S.H. Grimm. Signed on title page by presumed first owner Andrew Gother. Reverend Gother was the rector of Shorwell on the Isle of Wright, who drowned off the coast of southwest Africa on his way to start service as a missionary. Boston. Very good +.

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         The Freeman's journal, or, The North-American intelligencer. No. 34 (Wednesday, December 12, 1781)

      F. Bailey 1781 - [Revolutionary War Newspaper]. One issue, no. 34, Wednesday, December 12, 1781. 4 pages. Folio, 43.2 x 26.5 cm. 17.5 x 10.5 inches. Freeman's Journal was a weekly newspaper published by Francis Bailey. It was first printed in Apr. 25, 1781 and ceased publication in May 16, 1792. In 1778 Bailey moved from Lancaster to Philadelphia, becoming the official printer for the new U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He started the infamous Freeman's Journal at the instigation of his friends, George Bryan and John Dicking Seargeant, both important figures in the Constitutionalist Party of the Revolution. Bailey's paper was radically egalitarian and decidedly pro-Revolutionary. It features an engraving of blind lady Justice on the front banner-head. This issue features a letter from General Cornwallis describing the English surrender of the ports of York-town and Gloucester in Virginia due to the combined action of the American and French forces (letter dated Oct. 20, 1781, siege of Yorktown). Additional articles include a letter from Lafayette. Court notices including the sentence of death for slave Michael Ege for Ravishing a white woman; Negro Patty indicted, tried and acquitted of burning a barn; the same account for Phoebe. A remarkable piece of early Americana. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         James Lovell

      , February 15, 1781. February 15, 1781. An autograph letter signed "James Lovell" as a Continental Congressman to "President Reed". Lovell penned: "I intreat your Excellency's Patronage of the inclosed petition... " Written eight months before Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Lovell wrote to Joseph Reed, the President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. The piece has wear along one margin that affects nothing; the paper is in fine condition with dark writing.

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         A Complete Geographical Dictionary, or Universal Gazetteer; of Ancient and Modern Geography: Containing a Full, Particular, and Accurate Description of the known World; in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America: Comprising a Complete System of Geography, Illustrated with Correct Maps and Beautiful Views of the Principal Cities, &c. and Chronological Tables of the Sovereigns of Europe. Vols. I & II

      London: John Fielding, nd. Engraved frontispiece dated 1781. Leatherbound. Very good. 2 vols.: xxiv, unpaginated. 28 cm. Engraved frontispiece in vol. I as well as 15 colour maps (13 of which fold out) and 14 b&w engravings. Vol. II has 16 colour maps (9 of which fold out) and 19 b&w engravings. Tree leather bindings. Repaired hinges and corners. Some scuffs and marks to boards. Occasional spots and tears. John Seally's Geographical Dictionary is a fascinating description of what he calls the "terraqueous globe" in the late 18th century. London, England is "a prodigy, that nothing in the world does, or ever did surpass, except it was old Rome in Trajan's time..." Paris, however, is "greatly inferior to London in many of the conveniences of life." The description of Canada is even less complimentary, since "the air of Canada is so excessive cold from December to April, that the greatest rivers are frozen over, and the snow lies commonly from 4 to 6 feet deep on the ground, even in the southern parts of the province." The American Revolutionary War has begun, but not ended, and Boston has been "proscribed, and port removed by the English parliament, April 4, 1774, for refusing a tax on tea..."The astronomical section of these volumes came from "the papers Of the late Mr. Israel Lyons" who, the title page tells us, was "Astronomer in Lord Mulgrave's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere." Although many opportunities were denied Lyons because of his Jewish heritage, Sir Joseph Banks obtained Lyons the position of astronomer on the 1773 North Pole voyage led by Constantine Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave. Lyons died of measles in May 1775 at age 36, while preparing a complete edition of astronomer Edmond Halley's works for the Royal Society.

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         Recueil de pièces et Mémoires concernant le Testament de M. Rouillé des Filletières, attaqué par ses héritiers

      - 1781. 1 volume in-4, plein veau tacheté, triple filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches dorées. 1 coin frotté. [1] f.; 4 pp.; 21 pp.; [1] p. bl.; 21 pp.; [1] p. bl.; 38 pp.; 62 pp.; [1] f.; XXXVI pp.; [1] f.; 17 pp.; [1] p. bl.; 9 pp. Selon la légende, la Boite à Perette aurait été créée en 1695 par Pierre Nicole, qui aurait confié à sa servante Pierrette une forte somme qu’elle aurait caché dans un pot à lait. Quoi qu’il en soit, il exista une caisse de secours au sein du milieu janséniste en cette période de persécution, l’argent se transmettant de membre à membre, et permettra en autre de financer Les Nouvelles Ecclésiastiques, puis la Société des Amis de Port-Royal. Un procès retentissant, que relate l’ouvrage, eut lieu au XVIIIème siècle, lorsque les descendants de Denis Rouillé des Filletières contestèrent devant la justice que l’argent leur appartenait en propre, alors que Rouillé des Filletières n’en avait été que le dépositaire. Ils furent déboutés. 49 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Journey to Snowdon

      London, Henry Hughes, 1781 - Pp. ii, [i], 487, [8] . 26 plates. Modern half-leather, red label with gilt lettering on spine. Brown marbled boards. Interior is largely clean and bright. Also issued as A Tour in Wales Vol. II.Thomas Pennant (1726-98) was a renowned naturalist and antiquary from Flintshire. This work is widely seen as the best account of North Wales as it appeared to visitors in the late 18th Century. This volume is the second part of Pennant's Tours and mainly covers North-West Wales. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Description des beautés de Genes et de ses environs ornée de differentes vuës, de tailles douce, et de la carte topographique de la ville

      chez Yves Gravier libraire sous la Loge des Banquis, à Genes 1781 - In-8, pp. 142, (2, di avviso al legatore). Frontespizio calcografico inciso da Giovanni Lorenzo Guidotti. Con 20 tavole fuori testo, più precisamente la grande carta topografica della città eseguita da Giacomo Brusco (mm.432x298), 1 tavola di iscrizioni epigrafiche, oltre a 18 vedure (delle quali 15 ripiegate). Legatura in mezzo marocchino marrone, dorso a nervi con incisioni in oro agli scomparti, titolo inciso in oro. Tagli marezzati a coda di pavone. Bell'esemplare, candido e ottimamente impresso di questa celebre guida, pubblicata la prima volta nel 1761. Bibliografia: Lozzi, 2113. Schlosser Magnino, 576. Manno, VI, 23830. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ELEMENTI DI CHIMICA TEORICA, E PRATICA

      Venice: Giovanni Gatti, 1781. Offered here in very pleasing contemporary paper boards, this is the first combined edition in Italian of two of Macquer's most popular works: "Élémens de chymie-théorique" (1749) and "Élémens de chymie-pratique" (1751). Coherently written in a straightforward manner, primarily with the classroom in mind (Macquer himself was a highly respected teacher), these works became instantly successful as university-level textbooks. Partington tells us that they replaced Lemery's rather outdated "Cours de Chymie" as the favored text for teaching, and they were eventually translated into English, German, Russian, and Italian. Macquer (1718-84) made a few modest chemical discoveries, but his chief contributions to the science were his applications of chemistry (in particular to the porcelain industry) and, most importantly, his writing. In addition to the present work, he also penned "the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense," according to Partington. Given that Macquer's works were often destined for the hands of students, our copy is a fortunate survival indeed, not to mention enormously charming with its original deckle edges, clean contents, and vibrant pattern. This edition also appears to be quite rare. OCLC locates only eight copies worldwide with just one in the US (Huntington) and one in the UK (Wellcome).. 214 x 147 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 3/4"). Four volumes. Attractive contemporary limp paper boards, patterned with yellow, red, and black inks, paper manuscript labels on spines, deckle edges. With four folding engraved plates at the end of volume IV. Pastedown of volume I with a small square of paper with some inscrutable pencil notations glued down. Bolton, p. 646; Cole 893; Partington, III, pp. 80-90. Edges just a touch bumped, a few pages with some very light foxing, one page with a small hole affecting a word or two of text, plates a little browned along the fold and one plate partially torn along the fold, but still A SUPERB COPY, exceptionally fresh and clean inside and out. Offered here in very pleasing contemporary paper boards, this is the first combined edition in Italian of two of Macquer's most popular works: "Élémens de chymie-théorique" (1749) and "Élémens de chymie-pratique" (1751). Coherently written in a straightforward manner, primarily with the classroom in mind (Macquer himself was a highly respected teacher), these works became instantly successful as university-level textbooks. Partington tells us that they replaced Lemery's rather outdated "Cours de Chymie" as the favored text for teaching, and they were eventually translated into English, German, Russian, and Italian. Macquer (1718-84) made a few modest chemical discoveries, but his chief contributions to the science were his applications of chemistry (in particular to the porcelain industry) and, most importantly, his writing. In addition to the present work, he also penned "the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense," according to Partington. Given that Macquer's works were often destined for the hands of students, our copy is a fortunate survival indeed, not to mention enormously charming with its original deckle edges, clean contents, and vibrant pattern. This edition also appears to be quite rare. OCLC locates only eight copies worldwide with just one in the US (Huntington) and one in the UK (Wellcome).

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         Collections for the history of Worcestershire.

      London: Printed by John Nichols. Sold by T. Payne and Son, J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotheby, in London: Fletcher at Oxford, and Lewis at Worcester 1781 - First edition; very large folio; two volumes; Vol.1: [4], xcii, [610]pp; Vol.2: [4], 484, clxviii, [13], 32, [11]pp. In full 19th century crimson leather (rubbed at extremities, spines a little faded, light stain to centre of front board to vol.1), five raised bands to spines, gilt lettering direct to spines in second and third compartments, remaining compartments with gilt tooled panels, gilt date to foot of spines, gilt panelled boards, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Collated complete: Volume I with folding engraved map as frontispiece, 33 engraved plates and 17 pedigrees, many folding. Volume II with 42 Plates and pedigrees. Includes supplement, Domesday facsimile, and with additional plate opposite p.276 of vol.2. Internally a superb clean copy. Very attractive example of this monumental local history, profusely illustrated with fine engravings, in finely produced ornate 19th century binding. ESTC T87480. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Discorsi del Conte Pietro Verri.

      Giuseppe Marelli, 1781. In 8° (mm 205x150); pp. (23), 2-100, (5), 102-183, (4), 186-394. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorso con fregi, tassello e titolo in oro, piatti in carta marmorizzata, tagli picchiettati. Mancano le due carte con l'indice dei paragrafi della terza parte (Della economia politica) e la prima e l'ultima carta bianca. Ritratto in medaglione sul titolo. Ottima copia.PRIMA EDIZIONE COLLETTIVA. Le Meditazioni sull'economia politica apparvero per la prima volta nel 1771. "Verri's Reflections is a complete treatise on political economy, reminiscent of Turgot's work (1766) with its tight logical framework and division into fairly short sections. Although these cover a wide range of subjects, they are interconnected by the basic theme of the work, the increase in annual reproduction of the nation through trade of surplus product which Verri related to the balance of production and consumption. ... Some features of this analysis may be specifically noted... His emphasis on supply and demand (used to determine all prices including the rate of interest) combined with references to utility and scarcity in the context of value (section 4) explains why this part of his work has been linked with marginalist economics. ... Verri's Reflections were highly regarded when they appeared, and could be found, for example, in Smith's library" (Groenewegen in New Palgrave, IV p. 807). J.A. Schumpeter elogia Verri come "a true econometrician - for example, he was one of the first economists to figure out a balance of payments - that is to say, he knew how to weave fact-finding and theory into a coherent tissue: the methodological problem that agitated later generations of economists he had successfully solved for himself" (Geschichte der ökonomischen Analyse, p. 178). Cossa, I, 131. Biblioteca Einaudi, 5875. Goldsmiths'-Kress, 12128. Mattioli, 3731. ICCU, ITICCUPARE 42397..

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         Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780.

      1781 - Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm. An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Five Speeches and Letters by Edmund Burke. Published separately

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. Wraps. Good +. 5 separate disbound wraps. Good to very good condition with light toning to pages. Speech #1. "Mr. Edmund Burke's Speeches at His Arrival at Bristol, and at the Conclusion of the Poll. Second Edition, London 1775". 31 pages plus the half title page; 2. "A Letter form Edmund Burke, Esq; One of the Representatives in Parliament for the City of Bristol, To John Farr and John Harris, Esqrs. Sheriffs of that City, On the Affairs in America". Fourth Edition. London, 1777. 79 pages. Page 79 and the blank verso of page 79 is detached. 3. "Two Letters From Mr. Burke to Gentleman in the City of Bristol, On the Bills Depending in Parliament Relative to the Trade of Ireland". Second edition. London, 1778. 32 pages. 4. "Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. Member of Parliament for the City of Bristol, On Presenting to the House of Commons (On the 11th of February, 1780) A Plan for Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Oeconomical Reformation of the Civil and Other Establishments". Fourth edition. London, 1780. 95 pages. Half title page and title page are loose. Light pencil marginalia. 5. "A Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. At the Guildhall, In Bristol, Previous to the Late Election in that City, Upon Certain Points Relative to his Parliamentary Conduct". Fourth edition. London, 1781. 68 pages. Light pencil marginalia. Edmund Burke, 1729-1796, was born in Dublin, Ireland. Burke served in the British Parliament and was critical of Britain's treatment of the American Colonies. Burke supported the American Revolution. He is often considered the father of British Conservatism.

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         Antique Master Print-HARBOUR-AMSTERDAM-FLOATING DOCK-De Jong-De Sallieth-1781

      - Antique print, titled: 'De Haven van Amsterdam', ('The Harbour of Amsterdam') with several sail boats. One (a large ship of the line) is being repaired in a floating dock. Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Originally published in Amsterdam by P. Yver, J. Smit en Zoon, en F.W. Greebe. This ed. originates from: 'Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek die van Batavia en Onrust mitsgaders der afbeeldingen van de haringvisscherij en de walvischvangst in een-en-dertig kunstplaaten . met vermelding van veele bijzonderheden betreffende den ouden en lateren toestand des Nederlandsche koophandels, visscherijen, trafieken en fabrieken .', by C. v.d. Aa, published in 1805 in Amsterdam by E. Maaskamp. (Translation: Atlas of the ports of the Batavian / Dutch Republic, of Batavia / Djakarta, Onrust, including images of the herring fishery and whaling in a total of 31 art plates . with description of many interesting characteristics of the historic and current state of the Dutch trade, fischery, navigation and plants.). Artists and Engravers: Made by Mathias de Sallieth after D. de Jong. Mathias de Sallieth (1749 - 1791): Czech etcher/engraver of etchings, stipple engravings and aquatint. Publisher and artist. Born in Prague, died in Rotterdam. He worked in Vienna, Paris, Schoonderloo and Rotterdam. He was a student of J.E. Mansfeld in Vienna and Jacques Philippe Le Bas in Paris. He worked for F. Samsom. Condition: Excellent, given age. Original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P9-23 The overall size is ca. 18.9 x 13.9 inch. The image size is ca. 15.6 x 11.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 48 x 35.4 cm. The image size is ca. 39.7 x 28.3 cm.

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         A Complete Geographical Dictionary, or Universal Gazetteer; of Ancient and Modern Geography: Containing a Full, Particular, and Accurate Description of the known World; in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America: Comprising a Complete System of Geography, Illustrated with Correct Maps and Beautiful Views of the Principal Cities, &c. and Chronological Tables of the Sovereigns of Europe. Vols. I & II

      John Fielding nd. Engraved frontispiece dated 1781, London - 2 vols.: xxiv, unpaginated. 28 cm. Engraved frontispiece in vol. I as well as 15 colour maps (13 of which fold out) and 14 b&w engravings. Vol. II has 16 colour maps (9 of which fold out) and 19 b&w engravings. Tree leather bindings. Repaired hinges and corners. Some scuffs and marks to boards. Occasional spots and tears. John Seally's Geographical Dictionary is a fascinating description of what he calls the "terraqueous globe" in the late 18th century. London, England is "a prodigy, that nothing in the world does, or ever did surpass, except it was old Rome in Trajan's time." Paris, however, is "greatly inferior to London in many of the conveniences of life." The description of Canada is even less complimentary, since "the air of Canada is so excessive cold from December to April, that the greatest rivers are frozen over, and the snow lies commonly from 4 to 6 feet deep on the ground, even in the southern parts of the province." The American Revolutionary War has begun, but not ended, and Boston has been "proscribed, and port removed by the English parliament, April 4, 1774, for refusing a tax on tea."The astronomical section of these volumes came from "the papers Of the late Mr. Israel Lyons" who, the title page tells us, was "Astronomer in Lord Mulgrave's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere." Although many opportunities were denied Lyons because of his Jewish heritage, Sir Joseph Banks obtained Lyons the position of astronomer on the 1773 North Pole voyage led by Constantine Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave. Lyons died of measles in May 1775 at age 36, while preparing a complete edition of astronomer Edmond Halley's works for the Royal Society. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      1781 - Third edition. Frontispiece portrait, five plates (four coloured), and two partially coloured folding maps. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, corners renewed. Early 19th-century ownership signature on front free endpaper, light foxing. Very good. [4], 22, [22], 543, [1], [20]pp. London, A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word ?Oregon.? The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index.Greenly Michigan, 21; Howes, C215 ?b?; Field, 251; Sabin, 11184; Vail, 670. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        The case of the inn-holders, victuallers, and other persons, subject to the burthen of quartering soldiers, in support of their petition depending in Parliament. With an account of their losses annexed.

      [London, 1781?]. folio, drophead and docket titles, (4)pp., with two short marginal tears (no loss and nowhere near printed surface), well bound in early 20th century cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, with the old bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library> (but no other marks of this previous ownership). A very good copy. Only edition. This was a great big grumble by the landlords of inns, lodging houses and hostelries on the one hand, and by suppliers of food and victuals on the other, who claimed they were sustaining serious financial losses because the military authorities were not compensating them in full and certainly not taking into account the inflationary rise in prices. The annual Mutiny Act> obliged inn-keepers either to supply troops quartered on them with 'candles, vinegar and salt, and with small beer or cyder ..... gratis, - or to find them diet and small beer at sixpence a day for each Light-Horseman or Dragoon, and at four pence a day for each Foot Soldier'. Inn-keepers also had to supply the soldiers' horse with hay and straw (6 pence per horse per night) and beds for officers and men 'gratis'. 'By the great increase in the price of all provisions and necessaries of life, and the great number of non-commissioned officers and soldiers quartered on the Petitioners, they sustain great losses which the profits of their businesses, during these periods, seldom, if ever, enable them to defray. Such of the Petitioners as are inn-holders lose four pence per day by each man, and six pence per day and night by each horse, quartered on them (according to the nearest calculation they can make) yet the Petitioners derive no advantage from the Army except in common with his Majesty's other subjects, neither do they enjoy any peculiar exemptions from taxation .....'. The second and third pages of this Petition comprise An Account of Innholders and Victuallers losses by the Army,> and, in peculiar, the losses sustained by a certain Mr. Charles Wasse of One Crown Inn, Blandford, who sustained crippling losses when he had to billet 18 Dragoon horses and 16 Dragoon soldiers for one month in 1781. And he accounts also for all the additional - but essential - items that he is required to supply ..... . 'Salt, vinegar, pepper, mustard, lodging, wear and tear of beds, bedding, dishes, plates, knives, forks, and other utensils for dressing and eating their meat .....'.

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