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        The Lady's Magazine - 1786 et 1793.

      1786 - The new lady's magazine or polite and entertaining companion for the fair sex entireley devoted to their use and amusement. London, Alex Hogg, 23 numéros reliés en deux épais volumes toilés, titres et années inscrits à la dorure sur le dos, 1786 et 1793, 664 et 632 pp. Important et rare journal féminin anglais du XVIIIe siècle, mensuel, contenant des rubriques sur l'histoire, la géographie, la musique, la confection, l'art de vivre et de recevoir, la vie de la cour d'Angleterre, les voyages, l'instruction, l'économie, le jardinage, la philosophie, l'éduction, ainsi que des partitions. Sa publication a été lancée en août 1770 par le librairie John COOTE, et se poursuit jusqu'en 1837. C'est un des premiers journaux féminins anglais (le 1er étant "The Ladies Mercury", publié en 1693).Le volume I - 1786 contient les livraisons de février, N°1 ; mars, N°2 ; avril, N°3 ; mai, N°4 ; juin N°5 ; juillet, N°6 ; août N°7 ; septembre N°8 ; octobre N°9 ; novembre N°10 (complet) ; décembre N°11 (complet) ; supplément au volume I. Il est illustré de 24 gravures à pleine page dont une double, représentant des actrices de théâtre, des portraits de la cour, des gravures de mode et des schémas de plan de table. Pour le volume de 1786 : passage de la pp. 100 à 113 sans manque ; ordre des chiffres de la p. 439 inversés ; usures aux pp. 459-463 ; petites salissures et déchirures sans manque de texte. Manquent pp. 25-26, 73-74 ; 145-148 ; 185-188 ; 245-248 ; 297-298 ; 353-354 ; 409-410 ; 465-466 ; 631-634. Généralement, les pages manquantes sont celles qui correspondent à la rubrique cuisine "The lady's assistant in the whole art of cookery" ; en face, une illustration de la table avec un numéro qui fait correspondre le service des plats et les recettes proposées. Le volume II - 1793 (VIII dans l'ordre des livraisons) contient les livraisons de janvier N°1 (complet) ; février N°2 : avec un portrait de Louis XVI et Marie Antoinette et le récit de leur exécution, pp. 85-89 (complet) ; mars N°3 : avec une planche et un texte sur l'exécution de Louis XVI, pp. 135-136 (complet) ; avril N°4 ; mai N°5 ; juin N°6 (complet) ; juillet N°7 : avec la relation de l'exécution de Marat ; 1 planche et 1 partition déreliées sinon complet ; août N°8 (complet) ; septembre N°9 ; octobre N°10 ; novembre N°11 ; décembre N°12 (complet) ; supplément vol. VIII (complet). Il est illustré de 24 gravures à pleine page dont 5 doubles. Manquent pp. 179-182 ; 207-208 ; 425-426 ; 447-448 ; 495-496 : comme dans le volume I, les pages manquantes correspondent à la rubrique cuisine "useful and approved receipts". Petites déchirures, brunissures, quelques manques de papier n'atteignant pas le texte. Livres

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        The trial of Mrs Ann Wood, wife of William Wood, Esq. Commissary and Pay-Master of Artillery;

      8vo., engraved frontispiece, (2) 9 - 76 [i.e. 92]pp., pp.89-92 misnumbered 73-76, most leaves with largely marginal foxing, with advertisements on verso of title-page but no additional advertisement leaf, well bound in 19th/20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, minor wear to extremities, bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library. ESTC finds copies only at BL Lambeth Palace Niedersachsische-Staats-und Universitatsbibliothek NYPL. An Irish (Dublin) reprint is found at the Royal Irish Academy St. Patrick's College). A deliciously sordid adultery case with graphic descriptions by a whole string of witnesses, usually servants and domestic staff. It is a story of "the foul crime of adultery", with stained sheets, crumpled beds, bribed servants and shameless sex. The graphic engraved frontispiece is divided into three compartments, identified as: "Bed-Chamber Scene", "Sopha Scene", and "Lord Mayors Day Scene". Ann Wood's adulterous affairs seem to have been even more reprehensible in view of her husband's absence on government service in America. The pair had originally lived in America, were married at the Presbyterian church in New York in 1763, had lived apparently in various places in New York and Pennsylvania, where Ann had produced four children. She and her children were shipped back to England in March 1778 for their own safety. She bought a house in Curzon Street, Mayfair, and the "notorious" affair with Quintin Dick soon began.

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE METHODIQUE - GRAMMAIRE ET LITTERATURE - 3 TOMES EN 6 VOLUMES - VOIR LA NOTICE.

      CHEZ PANCKOUCKE / CHEZ PLOMTEUX 1786 - R300114913: 392 pages + paginé de 393 à 790 + 392 pages + paginé de 393 à 768 + 396 pages + paginé de 397 à 748 - textes sur deux colonnes - relié dos toilé - plats jaspés - titre et tomaison dorés sur le dos - 5 photos disponibles. 1ER VOLUME : TOME 1 PREMIERE PARTIE 1782 - 2EME VOLUME : TOME 1 DEUXIEME PARTIE - 3EME VOLUME : TOME 2 PREMIERE PARTIE 1784 - 4EME VOLUME : TOME 2 DEUXIEME PARTIE - 5E VOLUME : TOME 3 PREMIERE PARTIE 1786 - 6E VOLUME : TOME 3 DEUXIEME PARTIE. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland; commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783. volumes 2-4

      John Fielding and John Jarvis, London 1786 - Full brown leather with red leather title and volume labels, gilt lettering and ornate designs. Corners are rubbed, and a quarter-size piece of leather missing from one board, a hinge is cracked. Otherwise the leather is in fine condition and is especially beautiful. The owner name George Penfield is written across title page. Volume 2, 449 pages, two foldout maps and four portraits; Volume 3, 445 pages, one map and three portraits, Volume 4, 416 pages; index; list of subscribers, two maps and ten portraits. Map for Volume IV, page 308 is provided by photocopy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam, aller daselbst befindlicher Merkwürdigkeiten, und der umliegenden Gegend. Komplett in drei Bänden und dem 4.Anhang sowie allen fünf Karten! mit genauen Grundrissen der Städte Berlin und Potsdam, einem Grundrisse des neuen Schlosses bey Sanssouci, und einer neuen Karte der Gegend um Berlin. Im dritten Band beigebunden: Beschreibung.Potsdam, Anhang; oder Nachrichten von den Baumeistern, Bildhauern, Kupferstechern, Malern, Stukkaturern und anderen Künstlern welche vom dreyzehnten Jahrhunderte bis jetzt in und um Berlin sich aufgehalten haben und zum Theil daselbst noch vorhanden sind.

      Berlin und Stettin bey Friedrich Nicolai , Dritte völlig umgearbeitete Auflage. 1786 - 8° ( 19,3 x 11,9 cm). Drei uniforme ockerfarbene Originalpappbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf Rückenschild und Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Ecken, Kanten und Rücken stärker berieben, Rückenschilde blass. (46) Titelei incl. Privileg, Vorrede, Veränderungen usw., LXX, 436 Seiten / (2), Seiten 437-1002 / (2), Seiten 1003-1306, 60 (= 3.Anhang), (28) Register, (2) Seiten Druckfehler; 158, (8) Seiten Nachrichten. Mit allen fünf, mehrfach gefalteten, gestochenen Grundrissen Gegend um Berlin, Königl. Residenzstadt Potsdam, neues Schloss bei Potsdam Erstes oder Erd-Geschoss, Zweites Geschoss und Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin 1786. Die drei Titel mit dem heraldischen Stempel der Fabricius Crull'sche Familien Bibliothek. Im Innenbereich wenig papiergedunkelt und vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Seite für Seite genau überprüftes Exemplar. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Ausgabe und vor allen Dingen absolut komplett mit allen Stichen und dem 4.Anhang. Letzte u. umfangreichste Auflage dieser wichtigen, zuverlässigen Quelle für den Zustand Berlins in der 2. Hälfte des 18.Jhdts. (1.Aufl. in nur 1 Bd. schon 1769). Berlin-Bibl. S. 52. Raabe 75 u. Spieckermann 132 z.B. mit abweichenden Angaben zu den Tafeln, - wie auch sonst unterschiedliche Zählungen vorkommen. - Die manchmal als 4.Anhang bzw. Band bezeichnete "Nachricht von den Baumeistern, Bildhauern [.] und andern Künstlern" erschien ebenfalls 1786, jedoch als selbständiges Werk, zwar mit Bezug auf die "Beschreibung", jedoch ohne bandmäßige Zuordnung - hier beigebunden. -- Band 1 mit ca. 4cm langem Randeinriss Seiten 415/416. Seiten 424 bis Schluß mit einem zunehmenden Randfleck oben. Seiten 293/294 im unteren stark gebräunt. Band 2 die ersten 3 Blätter und Seiten 897-914 mit schwacher alter Feuchtspur. Die gestochene Karte Gegend um Berlin von Oesfeld 1786 vielfach gefaltet, gut erhalten. Die Stiche Grundriss des Königl. neuen Schlosses bei Potsdam Erstes und Zweites Geschoss jeweils mit durchgehendem Feuchtrand. Die Karte Grundriss des Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin 1786 gestochen von D.F. Setzman im mittleren Falz hälftig mit Papier hinterlegt. M12250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings at a meeting of the British inhabitants of Fort St. George, Madras, on Monday, September 19, 1785, in consequence of a summons by the High Sheriff of the said town. With an address to His Majesty, and petitions to both Houses of Parliament, on the subject of Mr. Pitt's East-India Bill.

      London: J. Debrett. MDCCLXXXVI [1786]. 8vo., (2) + 36pp., some minor staining of title-page, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A good copy. Only edition: rare. OCLC, ESTC & COPAC find copies at only BL + Columbia + Melbourne (Baillieu Lib.) + Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. But see also Goldsmiths 13209 for a related report. Virtually the whole of the British ex-pat population were in a state of high dudgeon about Pitt's India Act> of 1784. Their complaints turned particularly on their change of status vis-à-vis the new system of criminal jurisdiction. Meetings of British residents had already taken place in Calcutta in July, and in Cawnpore as early as March. Both meetings had resulted in strong complaints being forwarded to London. The Fort St. George meeting in September underlined the uncompromising mood. In a letter to the King, the residents regretfully complained that: 'We observe, with inexpressable concern, that the Act of Parliament, passed in the 24th year of your Majesty's reign, and entitled, An Act for the better regulation and management of the affairs of the East-India Company, and for establishing a Court of Judicature for the more speedy and effectual trial of persons accused of offences committed in the East Indies>, is liable to an interpretation extremely adverse to that freedom and protection which are equally claimed by every subject in your Majesty's dominions. The privilege of trial by jury is there taken away from us, and our persons and property endangered without even the formation of a charge, or any alledged cause of suspicion against us'.

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        Ueber den Werth der Empfindsamkeit besonders in Rücksicht auf die Romane. Nebst einer Nachschrift über den sittlichen Werth der Empfindsamkeit von Johann August Eberhard.

      Halle, bey Johann Jacob Gebauer 1786 - VIII, 142 S. Leinenband (um 1900) mit Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe (Holzm./Boh. IV,6588; Goedeke IV,519,13 [Eberhard]). – Leicht gebräunt. Frühe Schrift des von keinem der bio- und bibliographischen Standardwerke erwähnten, in seiner engeren westfälischen Heimat aber noch heute hochangesehenen, ja legendären J.C.F.BÄHRENS (Meinerzhagen 1765 – 1833 Schwerte); eine 1997 erschienene Biographie tituliert ihn „Universalgelehrter, Esoteriker, Schwerter Stadtrat“, in Schwerte ist ein Gymnasium nach ihm benannt, in seinem Geburtsort eine Straße. Seine Verdienste im Allgemeinen und um die schulische, soziale und strukturelle Entwicklung Schwertes, wo er seit 1789 wirkte, im Besonderen fanden Anerkennung in der Ernennung zum Badischen Hofrat 1812 und in der Verleihung des preußischen Roten Adlerordens. Zugleich verstörten seine geheimwissenschaftlichen Umtriebe seine Mitbürger so, dass sie ihm die Fähigkeit nachsagten, an zwei Orten zugleich zu sein; einigen erschien er nach seinem Tod als Geist. Die vorliegende seltene Schrift entstand während seines Studiums der Theologie und Philosophie in Halle/S., letzteres bei dem MENDELSSOHN- und LESSING-Freund J.A.EBERHARD, der eine recht umfangreiche (S.117ff.) „Nachschrift“ beisteuerte. BÄHRENS untersucht auf Grundlage des Studiums der „neueren Psychologen“ (S.11), d.i. vor allem C.PH. MORITZ, aus dessen Magazin mehrfach zitiert wird, die Auswirkungen, die die häufige Lektüre von „Moderomanen“ auf Psyche und Geist junger Leser hat und kommt zu der Erkenntnis, dass diese, besonders junge Männer, in ihrer Entwicklung entscheidend behindert. Seine Argumente erscheinen dabei nicht nur wie eine vorweggenommene Kritik der Aufklärer an den Romantikern, sie ähneln manchmal verblüffend auch denen, die heute in Bezug auf den Einfluss digitaler Medien gebraucht werden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MÉMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF POUR TROIS HOMMES CONDAMNÉS À LA ROUE

      À Paris, de l’imprimerie de P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon 1786 - À Paris, de l’imprimerie de P. G. Simon et N. H. Nyon, 1786 1 vol. in-8 (298pp.). Reliure d’ép. pleine basane beige. Plats cartonnés. Dos à nerfs, ornés de caissons et de fleurons dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison noires. Coiffres frottées. Une épid. sur la pièce de tomaison avec une erreur de tomaison. Coins légèrement frottés. Intérieur frais avec qqs rousseurs et déchirures (sans altération à la lecture) en milieu d’ouvrage. Arrêt (dépliant) de la cour du parlement en fin d’ouvrage. Tableaux dépliants (3). En dépit des imperfections signalées, bel exemplaire. Le célèbre Président Dupaty a lui aussi eu son affaire Calas que relate ce très rare recueil, fort bien relié. En 1785, un groupe de trois hommes, Lardoise, Bradier et Simare, se sont vus accusés d’avoir pénétré dans la ferme Thomassin, et d’avoir volé les propriétaires, après s’être livrés à des actes de violence contre eux. Ce terrible fait divers donna lieu à l’affaire des trois roués. Condamnés à Chaumont aux galères, leur peine fut ensuite aggravée : tous trois furent destinés au supplice de la roue. Dupaty fut mis au courant par son beau-frère, lui-même membre de la juridiction. Il s’enflamma pour cette cause, avec l’aide d’un jeune avocat, Legrand de Laleu, et publia ce mémoire, anonymement. Le tout Paris se jeta sur la brochure, vendue au profit des condamnés, et celle-ci fut condamnée au feu, ce qui n’empêcha pas Dupaty de réitérer. Il finit par avoir gain de cause et obtint la cassation. On a toujours considéré que c’est cette affaire qui fit songer à la guillotine comme un substitut au supplice.Rarissime recueil, puisque jeté au feu, de ce mémoire que Dupaty avait consacré à l’affaire des trois Roués et qui conduisit, outre à la cassation, mais également à l’idée de la guillotine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schattenriß von Berlin.

      Amsterdam, (d.i. Zittau, Schöps), 1786.. Titel mit großer gest. Vignette (Schattenriss der Gräfin Lichtenau im Medaillon). 142 S., 1 Bl. Neuer Pappband. Hayn/Got. I, 313 u. IV, 159. - Seltene erste Ausgabe, die einzige mit der Titelsilhouette. Schilderung von Berlin am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution, mit Kapiteln über Schulen, Minister, Akademien, Wucherer, Gefängnisse, Juden, französische Kolonie, Buchhandel, Lebensart, Charité, Oper und Theater, aber auch mit freimütigen Schilderungen der damaligen Sittenzustände (Madame Schubitz, Dirnen, Kupplerinnen usw.). - Etwas gebräunt, unbeschnitten. Titel mit Fleck im Unterrand.

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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de Heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Resort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1786. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, en Regeering derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, als mede de beide Hoven van Justitie, en die van de Kamer der Rekeninge der Domeinen, met derzelver Suppoosten. Voor den Jare 1786. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland, Uitmaakende de Staat

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1786 - 7 werken in 1 band, 48, 107, 192, 92, 156, 22, 48 p. Origineel Perkament met overslag, 12°

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        Letters of Albanicus to the people of England, on the partiality and injustice of the charges brought against Warren Hastings, Esq., late Governor General of Bengal.

      London: Pr. for J. Debrett, 8vo (19.5 cm; 7.5"). [1] f., vii, [1 (blank)], 97, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1786 The Earl of Buchan (1742–1829) writes convincingly in defense of Warren Hastings (1732–1818), the former governor of Bengal, against charges levelled against him by Burke. Buchan was impeached on several charges, others were added in later months, and the trial dragged on from 1787 to 1795, when he was ultimately found not guilty of all charges. What a nightmare! Attributed to the Earl of Buchan by Halkett & Laing (vol. 9 [1962 ed.]). Recent full brown speckled calf, covers gilt-tooled in the Cambridge style. Raised bands on spine accented with gilt beading on bands and defined by gilt rules above and below each band. Title-page printed aslant or trimmed somewhat askew, and with a few small old inkspots; pamphlet otherwise clean, with occasional light instances of foxing.

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        Espectaculo de la naturaleza o conversaciones acerca de las particularidades de la historia natural, que han parecido mas a proposito para excitar una curiosidad util, y formales la razon a los jovenes lectores. Tomo XII Parte VI:: Que contiene lo que pertenece al hombre en sociedad.

      Madrid Andres de Sotos quarta edicion 1786 - Encuadernacion pergamina.Taco separado de la tapa, algunas paginas en la parte inferior hacia el lomo con pocos senas de guzano, titulo, (2p.) tabla de las conversaciones, 240 paginas con 30 laminas dobladas con grabados en cobre, algunas hojas y laminas sueltas, 8°. Las laminas demuestran detalladamente diferentes aparatos para el arado y cedazo, asadores de torno y de humo, trabajos de desmugrar de la lana, torno y aspa de quenta, la urdidera, diferentes construcciones de telares, la perchadura, el plan de los batanes, el labor de los tunididores, corte de un batan, la calandria, la prensa para dar lustre a las telas, el doblador y reparador, la devanadera, el modo de poner la cadena en el telar, la vrdidora para terciopelos, telares de terciopelos y sus instrumentos, lizos bajos u horizontales, la urdidera de la udimbre, los lizos bajos y altos o perpendiculares y el telar de pasamanero . Dos laminas tienen un pequeno hueco en el papel y dos laminas son algo manchado. La mayoria de las laminas demuestran los aparatos de trabajo en tela en conjunto con las obreras y obreros del tiempo. Dos laminas demuestran el trabajo de ninos en la producion de telas.

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        Picturesque Beauties of Boswell.

      4to., half calf recently rebacked by Bernard Middleton over original marble paper boards, spine with contrasting leather label, gilt centre tools. 20 etchings by Rowlandson after S. Collings. Folded plates recently rehinged and washed. Skilful repaired tear to one plate. Imprint slightly shaved on a couple of plates. A very good collection. First edition. The complete suite of plates bound without title-pages but with a manuscript list of plates entitled "Plates in ridicule of Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides" bound in. The plates were issued originally in 2 oblong folio parts in wrappers with letterpress title-pages but no text apart from the captions on the plates. "Very rare in this state" (Falk). Boswell's account of his tour to the Hebrides with Johnson had been published the year before.

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        A poetical review of the literary and moral character of the late Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. : with notes by John Courtenay, Esq.

      4to., disbound, pp. 40. A little dog-earring and occasional browning otherwise a very good copy preserved in cloth fall-down-back box with leather label. First Dublin edition, first issue, with Byrne the only named printer. Copies of this edition are also found with the imprint "Dublin : printed for Luke White, and P. Byrne, 1786." Comparing both copies held at Harvard the latter imprint with both names has a cancel stub behind the title page from which we presume that that is a later issue. OCLC records only Huntingdon Library and Harvard for this imprint. Irish politician John Courtenay frequented London literary society, attaching himself to James Boswell as a fellow admirer of Samuel Johnson, on whose character he published A Poetical Review in 1786. Courtenay's poetical biography was one of the first to be published after Johnson's death. Courtenay is one of the biographers pictured in James Sayer?s famous satirical engraving on Johnson?s biographers. Boswell in his Life of Johnson describes Courtenay's work, as ,"a performance of such merit, that had I not been honoured with a very kind and partial notice in it, I should echo the sentiments of men of the first taste loudly in its praise".

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        Delle porpore e delle materie vestiarie presso gli antichi.

      Modena, dalla Stamperia Ducale, 1786, 4to legatura in mezza pelle moderna con cinque snodi e fregi dorati al dorso, tassello antico originale, tagli spruzzati in blu, incisione xilografaca animata al frontespizio, pp. XX-387 con una grande tavola incisa in rame, da Francesco Rosaspina, raffigurante dodici conchiglie, pi? volte ripiegata fuori testo. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Three years before becoming President George Washington's first Attorney General, Edmund Randolph advises a lawyer on handling a case - most possibly written to his junior partner, future Chief Justice John Marshall

      Richmond, Virginia, January 2, 1786. 6.5" x 8.75". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Edm: Randolph,"" 1 page, 6.5"" x 8.75"". Trimmed at all edges, removing letters on each line. Unnamed recipient. Stained, soiled, affixed to a heavier sheet of the same size. Good condition.In full, ""I have given a memorandum for the pro … subpoenas, with the necessary indorsements. It is true, [tha]t an attachment will not be in the ordinary form: … an attachment in chancery is the legal step. But [the] latter is far more ineffectual; since it can not jus:[tify] a detention of the effect in the hands of the pla … only security, which it presents, is, that if the other [de]fendants convey away the effects, they will be liable … their proper fortunes. I do not know the gentlemen, [b]ut if they should remove themselves out of the state, … chance will be a poor one. I use these observations by way of [a]dmonition to you to push the attachment which you have already levied. If you obtain judgment, you may settle, but cannot insure your cause; nor can you be hurt by failing in it. If any of the defendants in Virginia are about to leave it, send me affidavits of the [f]act - of their having Noah's effects in their hands and of Noah being indebted to you and the Messrs [S]miths and to what amount. I will then obtain a ne exeat. [P.]S. The attachment in chancery gives no preference, to the first who brings suit. I am Sir yr mo. Ob. Serv. Edm: Randolph""This letter may have been written to future Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall who had been admitted to the Virginia bar in 1780. R. Kent Newmyer writes in John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: LSU Press 2001) that Edmund Randolph ""took the newly minted lawyer in as a junior partner. Only two years older than Marshall, Randolph was an ideal conduit into the elite ranks of Virginia lawyers … Working alongside Randolph, Marshall learned on the job. And because the courts were closed to regular business from 1781-1784, there was ample time to do so … Marshall's mastery of the process is clear from the fact that Randolph transferred his extensive practice to him when Randolph became Governor in 1786."" Virginia law forbade executive officers from private practice in its courts. On December 1, 1786, Edmund Randolph was sworn in as the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry."

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        NEW FOUNDLING HOSPITAL FOR WIT Being a Collection of Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse - Six Volumes

      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1786 - Not in any other collection, with several pieces never before published, a new edition, corrected and considerably enlarged. In Six Volumes. Contemporary full mottled calf with newer spine, one maroon label with gilt lettering. Two Previous owner's bookplates. British satire, popular in its time. Volume I has 4 full page ads. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas d'Italie.

      - Parigi, 1786 circa. L' "Atlas d'Italie" accompagna il "Voyage d'un francaise en Italie, fait dans l'années 1765 et 1766" (Parigi, Veuve Desaint, 1786). Incisioni in rame all'acquaforte rip. a doppia pagina, b/n, cm 29 x 43 circa (il foglio). L'album, completo delle tavole, contiene la carta de l'Italie e una serie di vedute planimetriche con relative e ricche legende: Plan de Turin, Plan de Milan, Plan de la Ville de Plaisance, Parma, Plan de Modene, Plan de Bologne, Plan de Florence, Plan de Rome + 5 più piccole vedute, Plan de Naples + 1 veduta in oblungo, Carte du pais situé entre Bologne et Ferrare, Plan de Venise + 2 più piccoli inserti planimetrici (di cui uno è il Plan de Verone), Plan de Brescia, Plan de Mantoue, Plan de la Ville de Genes. Non comune. Lieve ingiallimento marginale dei fogli ma trattasi, nell'insieme, di piacevoli e dettagliate piante, in buona impressione e a pieni margini.

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        Gesamtans., ( ca. 10,5 x 40 ) auf einer Kundschaft der Maurer von Butzbach f. d. Gesellen Christian Graff aus Schweiditz (?).

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ), dat. 13.12. 1786, 31 x 43 Stopp D. 98 - Darmstadt von Westen, unter Beschränkung der Darstellung auf die neue Vorstadt. Über der Ansicht ein von einem Löwen gehaltenes Wappenschild mit den Initialen Ludwig IX. - Sehr seltene Kundschaft, nur 3 weitere Exemplare bekannt. Mit gut erhaltenem Papiersiegel.

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        Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, and the Sciences, Human and Divine. Intended as a Course of Ancient and Modern Learning. With the Supplement, and Modern Improvements incorporated in one Alphabet, by Abraham Rees. ‘New Edition’. IN FOUR VOLUMES.

      London; Printed for J. F. & C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, B. White, T. Longman, &c. &c... 1786. Four Volumes. Large. 16.5 x 10.5 inches. Bound in full brown calf leather. Blind embossed decorative edging and detailing to boards. Red and black morrocco spine labels with gilt lettering and decoration. Raised banding to spines. In very good conditions. Covers show some wear, corners bumped, edges rubbed/chipped, ends of spines chipped. Front hinge slightly cracked on vol.1 but holding well. No loose pages or torn endpapers. Bindings all tight and sound. One or two small marks otherwise inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Vol.1 four pages at ‘CAP’ have small nick/chip to top edge. Vol. 4 lacks title pg and a couple of pages up to ‘QUA’, some creasing and marks to last pages of v.4. Else a very clean and tight copy. Unpaginated. Illustrated with many B&W full page engraved plates. (2 large folding plates in vols. 1, 3 and 1 in vol. 4.) 148 plates total. Plates list at rear of volume 4.

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        NOUVELLES RÉCRÉATIONS PHYSIQUES ET MATHÉMATIQUES Troisiéme édition, considérablement augmentée.

      

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        The works of Peter Pindar.]

      G. Kearsley 1786-87, London - Includes 12 works by the satirist, under the pseudonym of Peter Pindar, which correspond exactly to the advertisement "A Complete List of the Productions of Peter Pindar, Esq., any of which may be had of G. Kearsley, at Johnson's Head, No. 46, in Fleet Street' which is the final leaf of the volume. 4to, varoius paginations and various editions, uncut in original boards; boards rubbed and worn, hinges cracked, spine largely perished; a venerable old survival, interneally fine. 1) A poetical, supplicating, modest, and affecting epistle to those literary colossuses, the reviewers, New edition, 1787; 2) Lyric odes to the royal academicians for M,DCC,LXXXII, Fifth edition enlarges, 1787; 3) More lyric odes to the royal academicians for M,DCC,LXXXIII, Third edition, n.d. ; 4) Lyric odes for the year 1785, New edition, 1786; 5) Farewell odes for the year 1786, New edition, 1786; 6) The Lousiad. An heroi-comic poem, Canto I, Seventh edition, 1787, with an engraved plate; 7) The Lousiad. An heroi-comic poem, Canto II, 1787; with an engraved plate; 8) A poetical and congratulatory epistle to James Boswell, on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Sixth edition, 1787; 9) Bozzy and Piozzi: or, the British biographers, Sixth edition, 1786, with an engraved plate; 10) Ode upon Ode, or a Peep at St. James, 1787, with an engraved plate; 11) An apolgetic postscript to Ode upon Ode, 1787; 12) Instructions to a celebrated lauriat; alias the progress of curiosity, Second edition, 1787. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rules and Instructions for Playing at Skittles. By a Society of Gentlmen.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley. 1786 - A printed leaf, 448 x 288, printed on one side only, with coloured illustration of eight men playing skittles at top, the layout of the court or ground, and rules; stained on left-hand side, top margin chipped, two holes in imprint, rather browned, but an uncommon item. "As the Game of Skittles is now a favourite Amusement, a general Guide to remove Doubts, and prevent Disputes, is become necessary. Stimulated by these considerations, a respectable Society of Gentlemen (who are esteemed good Players) have been induced to print the following Rules and Instructions, which they have themselves often lamented the want of, hoping they will be found generally useful, but particularly to Learners." Kearsley offered this for saled at 6d. plain or 1s. coloured. ESTC T228506 locates a copy in the BL; OCLC adds Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.

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        A history of the late siege of Gibraltar With a description and account of that garrison from the earliest periods Second edition corrected with a copious table of contents

      

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        Oeuvres complètes contenant différens traités sur la théorie de la peinture Traduit de lItalien Paris lHotel de Thou

      

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        Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      Title within typographical border. viii, [1], 10-240 pp. 8vo, fine late 19th-cent. red morocco by Riviere, sides nicely decorated in gilt, spine richly gilt, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Kilmarnock: J. Wilson, 1786. First edition of Burns' first and most important book of poems, published in an edition of only 612 copies. "There has never been a more truly national poet than Burns. Himself of humble origin, he spoke the language of the people and his songs are part of the air breathed by Scots the world over...Burns is not only the greatest Scots poet but one of the great poets of any age and nation."-Printing & the Mind of Man 231. Fine copy. The W.A. White (?) -- John Whipple Frothingham (bookplate) copy. Frothingham (1878-1935), who at the time of his marriage in 1921 lived just up the street at 375 West End Avenue, was the nephew of William Augustus White (1843-1927), the great collector of Elizabethan literature and William Blake. Following his uncle's death, Frothingham inherited a portion of White's library which he removed to France and where it remained until very recently. Understandably not listed in Bartlett's Catalogue of the Early English Books chiefly of the Elizabethan Period collected by William Augustus White (1926). ❧ Egerer 1. Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, 61. .

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        SENTENCES, DIVINE, MORAL, AND HISTORICAL; IN PROSE AND VERSE; WITH COPIES FOR THE ALPHABET. DESIGNED FOR THE CONDUCT OF HUMAN LIFE, AND PARTICULARLY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH, IN GOOD SENSE, AND CORRECT ENGLISH. THE WHOLE BEING THE BEAUTIES OF ADDISON, JOHNSON, ROLLIN, WESLEY, AND OTHER EMINENT AUTHORS; ACCURATELY EXTRACTED FROM THEIR WORKS, AND ARRANGED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

      1786 - Salisbury: printed by E. Easton; and sold by Messrs. Wilkie, No 71, St. Paul's Church Yard, London; Sollers and Simmonds, Blandford; Young, Milborne; Applin, Winborne; and Jeffery, Weymouth. pp vi, 360, full contemporary calf. COPAC locates two copies, BL; Bod. Worldcat, five copies, Oakland; Cleveland; Kent State; Michigan; Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. ESTC three copies, Library of Congress; Illinois; New Brunswick. Joseph Longman is described as "Writing Master", at Child-Okeford, near Blandford, Dorset, and he dedicates this work to the Reverend Henry Hall, M.A., Rector of Child-Okeford. A small hole on p.165, and a piece cut from the head of p.183, with no loss of text.

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        The New Instructor Clericalis, Stating the Authority, Jurisdiction, and Modern Practice of the Court of Common Pleas. With Directions for commencing and defending Actions, entering up Judgments, suing out Executions [etc.]. The Second Edition

      London: Printed for the Author, by His Majesty's Law Printers [etc.], 1786. Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, a clean usable copy; two copies in ESTC, neither in a law library A rare early edition of Impey's lucid, richly knowledgeable work on the Court of Common Pleas which, with his like work on the Court of King's Bench, have been called "the first systematic account of the practice of the two great common law courts

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        Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné ... contenant ... les classes, les familles, les genres, & les herborisations des environs de Grenoble, de la Grande Chartreuse, de Briançon, de Gap & de Montelimar ...

      Grenoble, chez l'Auteur, 1786-1789. 3 volumes (bound in 4). Royal-8vo (222 x 145 mm). pp. (12), lxxx, 467, (1); (2), xxv, 690; xxxii, 1091, with 55 engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt ornamented and lettered spines. "La Flore du Dauphiné, dans les Alps, fut étudiée à cette époque par un botaniste éminent Dominique Villars" (Davy de Virville, Hist. Bot. en France p. 88). Dominique Villars was professor of botany at Grenoble as well as director of the botanic garden. It is according to Stafleu an excellent treatise on the flora of the Dauphiné. "La rédaction de l'Histoire des Plantes du Dauphiné (1786-1789) occupe Dominique Villars durant toutes les années 1780. Publiée à ses frais, elle est l'aboutissement de près de vingt années d'exploration botanique. Deux mille sept cent quarante quatre espèces y sont décrit, réparties en cinq cent cinquante et un genre. Localités, propriétes médicinales et utilisation agricoles sont également indiqués" (B. Dayrat, Les botanistes de la flore de France pp. 115-6). A very attractively bound and fine copy.//Provenance: Bookplate of Albert Garrigues.//Nissen BBI, 2064; Stafley & Cowan 16.171.

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        The poetical works

      printed by Andrew Foulis, printer to the University, Glasgow 1786 - Folio, pp. [2], xii, 388, [4] subscriber list (among whom Edmund Burke and Adam Smith); contemporary full speckled calf, red morocco label on spine; a fine copy. Engraved bookplate of Emo Park Library.Foulis's handsome folio edition of the poems of Thomas Parnell (1679-1718). Parnell's poems were only first published after his death by Pope in 1721, who prefaced them with a dedicatory poem to the Earl of Oxford, which also appears in this edition. Also with a brief Life of Parnell.Gaskell 681.

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        Der Arzt Der Mannspersonen, Von Ihrer Mannbarkeit an Bis In Das Höchste Alter. / Der Arzt Des Frauenzimmers Oder Die Kunst, Dieselben Gesund Zu Halten - 2 Bde

      Johannes Thomas Edlen Von Trattnern, Wien, Innsbruck 1786 Hartkarton Altersspuren, aber Solide Aus dem Französischen. Zwei schlichte Hartkarton-Bände mit Titelei und zwei hübschen Titelvignetten, solide, mit minimalen Abriebspuren, nicht 100%ig sauber. Band 1: \"Der Arzt der Mannpersonen\", Vorbericht des Übersetzers, Vorbericht des Verfassers, 392 Seiten, Fußnoten zugeordnet, kaum stockfleckig, klarer Druckspiegel. Aus dem Inhalt: Von der ersten Erziehung der Kinder, Von der Lebensart, Von der Bewegung und Ruhe, Von den Leidenschaften überhaupt, Von den Sinnen überhaupt, Von der Lust überhaupt, Von den Reisen, Von den Absonderungen und Auswürfen der Natur, Von männlichen Samen, Von dem Alter, Von den Krankheiten der Kinder, Von dem männlichen Alter, Von den Krankheiten der Jünglingsjahre, Von den Krankheiten des abnehmenden und hohen Alters, Von den Gefahren, welche aus dem unnöthigen Gebrauche der Medikamente entstehen, Von der Sorge für den Körper. Band 2: \"Der Arzt des Frauenzimmers\", Titelblatt oben zu einem Viertel abgerissen, Titeleintragung vom ehemaligen Besitzer auf Blatt gegenüber, Vorbericht des Übersetzers, Vorbericht des Verfassers, 459 Seiten, Fußnoten zugeordnet, kaum stockfleckig, klarer Druckspiegel. Aus dem Inhalt: Von den Jahreszeiten überhaupt, Vom Hunger und Durste, Von den Nahrungsmitteln überhaupt, Von der Verdauung, Von den Leidenschaften überhaupt, Von der Bewegung und Ruhe, Vom Schlafen und Wachen, Von der Schönheit, Von der Zeugung, Von der Lebensart der Weiber, Von den Krankheiten der Kindheit/Jugend des mannbaren Alters/reifen Alters, Von den Bädern und dem Waschen, Von einigen besondern Unbequemlichkeite, Mit Register der Krankheiten. Insgesamt zwei gut erhaltene, textvollständige Bände, die sich sehr angenehm lesen lassen. --- 11 x 17,5 Cm. 0,7 Kg. +++ Stichwörte: Medizin Naturheilkunde Urologie Gynäkologie Ratgeber Ernährung Hygiene Gesundheitslehre Curiosa Versand D: 5,50 EUR Medizin Naturheilkunde Urologie Gynäkologie Ratgeber Ernährung Hygiene Gesundheitslehre Curiosa

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        . Traité Analytique des Mouvemens apparens des Corps célestes.

      Seven folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxxx, 738 pp., 1 leaf of errata; 2 p.l., lvi, 680 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, attractive cont. marbled sheep, flat spines richly gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: la Veuve Valade, 1786-89. First edition and quite scarce on the market. "From 1764 to 1783 he [Dionis] wrote a series of important memoirs on the application of the most recent analytic methods to the study of the principal astronomical phenomena (eclipses, occultations, reductions of observations, determination of planetary orbits, etc.). Revised and coordinated, these memoirs were reprinted in the two-volume Traité analytique des mouvements apparents [sic] des corps célestes (1786-1789), of which Delambre gives a detailed analysis...All these works are dominated by an obvious concern for rigor and by a great familiarity with analytical methods...their reexamination in the light of present possibilities of calculation would certainly be fruitful."-D.S.B., IV, p. 107. A most attractive set. ❧ Lalande, p. 599-"Le plus grand ouvrage d'astronomie analytique." .

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        Traité Analytique des Mouvemens apparens des Corps célestes.

      - Seven folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxxx, 738 pp., 1 leaf of errata; 2 p.l., lvi, 680 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, attractive cont. marbled sheep, flat spines richly gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: la Veuve Valade, 1786-89. First edition and quite scarce on the market. "From 1764 to 1783 he [Dionis] wrote a series of important memoirs on the application of the most recent analytic methods to the study of the principal astronomical phenomena (eclipses, occultations, reductions of observations, determination of planetary orbits, etc.). Revised and coordinated, these memoirs were reprinted in the two-volume Traité analytique des mouvements apparents [sic] des corps célestes (1786-1789), of which Delambre gives a detailed analysis All these works are dominated by an obvious concern for rigor and by a great familiarity with analytical methods their reexamination in the light of present possibilities of calculation would certainly be fruitful."–D.S.B., IV, p. 107. A most attractive set. ? Lalande, p. 599–"Le plus grand ouvrage d’astronomie analytique." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Account of the Cargo of Trade Goods aboard the Jean Marie, Slaver of Nantes, under Captain Noel Marchis - Destined for the African Slave Trade via Lisbon and on to the Gold Coast, 1786 - with which 383 Human Beings were Purchased - 57 of whom died on the Passage.

      No Binding. Very Good. large folio, (sheets measure 15.5 x 10"), 9 pages, folded, docketed: "Armement de Jean Marie - 2me Voyage," neatly inscribed in ink, in very good clean and legible condition. Highly detailed document headed: Compte des fraix au Radout et armament, vivres et Provisions, Gratifications destiné pour le traite des noires En Afrique parti de Nantes pour Lisonne ou il a fait Relache le 24 octobre dernier et de Lisbonne pour la Cote d'Or le 24 Decembre suivant ." Highly detailed expense account for refitting of weapons, food and provisions, bonuses, advances to the crew, and most importantly, the ship's cargo of trade goods. The list of goods is highly detailed listing the goods for which captain Marchis was to exchange for 383 human beings, including cowries, brandy, anchors, iron bars, French rifles and pistols, barrels of gunpowder, tissues, textiles, tobacco, etc., and details of insurance and the ship owners. Deductions included a "negre port permis" belonging to Mr. Vassal, etc. The Jean Marie was a vessel of 560 tons, owned Guilon de Lapiverdière (Fils), the total crew on this well documented voyage at the beginning was 53, 4 died enroute. The Jean Marie left Nantes, one of the major French slave trading ports, on October 25, 1786, traveled first to Lisbon before reaching Porto Novo, where 383 slaves were purchased with the goods on board. The Jean Marie then traveled to Les Cayes in Saint-Domingue where the surviving 326 slaves were disembarked and sold. 57 slaves died during the passage. The Jean Marie traveled on to Cuba, where it struck rocks and was broken up on November 25, 1787. The voyage of the Jean Marie is documented in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, number 31207

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        Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné . contenant . les classes, les familles, les genres, & les herborisations des environs de Grenoble, de la Grande Chartreuse, de Briançon, de Gap & de Montelimar .

      - Grenoble, chez l'Auteur, 1786-1789. 3 volumes (bound in 4). Royal-8vo (222 x 145 mm). pp. (12), lxxx, 467, (1); (2), xxv, 690; xxxii, 1091, with 55 engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt ornamented and lettered spines. "La Flore du Dauphiné, dans les Alps, fut étudiée à cette époque par un botaniste éminent Dominique Villars" (Davy de Virville, Hist. Bot. en France p. 88). Dominique Villars was professor of botany at Grenoble as well as director of the botanic garden. It is according to Stafleu an excellent treatise on the flora of the Dauphiné. "La rédaction de l'Histoire des Plantes du Dauphiné (1786-1789) occupe Dominique Villars durant toutes les années 1780. Publiée à ses frais, elle est l'aboutissement de près de vingt années d'exploration botanique. Deux mille sept cent quarante quatre espèces y sont décrit, réparties en cinq cent cinquante et un genre. Localités, propriétes médicinales et utilisation agricoles sont également indiqués" (B. Dayrat, Les botanistes de la flore de France pp. 115-6). A very attractively bound and fine copy.Provenance: Bookplate of Albert Garrigues.Nissen BBI, 2064; Stafley & Cowan 16.171. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Réunion De 7 Ouvrages

      - Réunion de 7 ouvrages en 2 volumes in 12, plein basane d'époque. - Les sept nuances de l'oeuvre philosophique-hermétique.Paris Ségaut (1786) frontispice gravé (2)-60 pp (Taches d'encre sur la page de titre et sur le frontispice) - Philosophie des Hautes Sciences, ou la clef donnée aux enfans de l'art de la science et de la sagesse. Amsterdam chez l'auteur, 1785, 189 pp, 1 planche gravée hors texte, 1 figure gravée dans le texte. - Manière de se recréer avec le jeu de carte nommées Tarots. 1783-1785 4 cahiers illustrés de 10 planches dont une dépliantes, figures gravées dans le texte, 180 - 202- 141- 256 pp - Fragment sur les Hautes Sciences. Amsterdam 1785, 64 pp - Jeu des Tarots ou le livre de Thot. Menphis ( 1789), 12 pp - Science. Lecon theorique du livre de Thot. Moyennes classes, Amsterdam 1787 , 94 pp - Appercu d'un rigoriste sur la cartomancie et sur son auteur. (Circa 1785), 24 pp. Coins émoussés, un mors fendu au premier volume, mouillures au second volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geographie für Kinder. 3 Bände

       Verschiedene Auflagen. Dieterich, Göttingen, 1786-1791. XXIV, 604, XII; 354; VIII, 424 Seiten, original Halbleder/Halbfranzbände mit je zwei goldgepr. Rückenschildchen (es fehlt jeweils ein Vorsatzblatt/teilweise etwas stockfleckig/leicht berieben und bestoßen) - sonst ordentlich. In dieser Vollständigkeit selten - Vgl. Wegehaupt 1722 ff. kennt nur den ersten Band in verschiedenen Auflagen. LKJ III 120 ff. Teil I in 5. Aufl., Teile II und III in frühen Auflagen, von Christan Carl Andre nach dem Tod des Verfassers zu Ende geführt bzw. verfaßt. \"\"Raff schrieb seine naturkundlichen, geschichtlichen und geographischen Lese- und Lehrbücher fast ausschließlich in dialogischer Form. Für die Zusammenstellung dieses Werkes zog er die Schriften von Geographen, Biologen, Astronomen und Weltreisenden heran, wie beispielsweise Anton Friedrich Büsching, Carsten Niebuhr, Christian Konrad Sprengel, Klaus Römer, Georg Forster und James Cook\"\" (LKJ). Teil I behandelt Europa, Teil II Asien und Afrika, Teil III Amerika und Australien. Teil II und III mit einem chronologischen Register der vorkommenden historischen Merkwürdigkeiten - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Geographie,Kinder- und Jugendbücher

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        Letters of William Russell, on the doctrine of constructive contempt. With a true copy of the original affidavit, upon which the sheriff of the county of Dublin was attached, and an accurate report of the judgment of the King's Bench in that case.

      Dublin: [s.n.] 8vo (20.4 cm, 8"). [iii]–xl, 155, [1] pp. (lacking half-title).. 1786 Sole edition of this strongly worded epistolary examination of constructive contempt (contempt of court which occurs outside of the court's actual presence) and its role in Sheriff Henry Steevens Reily's case — the disposition of which the author considered an attempt to subvert the rights of free Irish citizens. The dedication to Prime Minister William Pitt makes particular note of the "independent situation of Irish courts" (p. vii). While this work is certainly held in the expectable Irish libraries, it is => little held in British or American libraries. In fact, searches of NUC, ESTC, and WorldCat locate only two copies in the U.S., both in the northeast. Period-style half calf and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title. Half-title lacking; title-page with early inked inscriptions in upper portion (one inked over), lower corners torn away, and edges chipped as next few leaves' are; first dedication page with early 20th-century inscription in inner margin. Pages darkened, especially at edges, and a good many bumped; last four leaves tattered with old repairs to lower corners taking a few letters but not sense, and once-separated final leaf with repairs also to upper and inner margins. A copy with some rough aspects, but one now sound and => a book that's scarce.

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        NOUVELLES RÉCRÉATIONS PHYSIQUES ET MATHÉMATIQUES. Troisiéme édition, considérablement augmentée.

      chez Gueffier 1786 Iin - 8 p. (mm. 216x135), 3 voll., bross. muta coeva (dorsi restaur.), pp. XV,375; (4),408; (4),408,(4); con complessive 102 tavv. inc. in rame f.t., ciasc. con numerose figure che rappresentano gli apparecchi, gli strumenti e le esperienze curiose realizzate e descritte dall'A.: fisica, statica, elettricità, ottica, lanterna magica, ecc. L'opera contiene ?ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans ce genre, et ce qui se découvre journellement; auxquelles on a joint les causes, leurs effets, la manière de les construire, et l'amusement qu'on en peut tirer pour étonner et surprendre agréablement?. Alla fine dell'opera si trova la lista ?des pièces de récréations contenues dans cet ouvrage qui sont vendues par l'auteur?. ?.. monumentale trattato di scienza dilettevole di Edme - Gilles Guyot, che presenta numerosi giochi di prestigio - alcuni basati su trucchi matematici, altri sulla manipolazione e altri su elaborati principi che sfruttano le carte da gioco. Oltre 30 pagine sono dedicate al gioco dei bussolotti e alle sottigliezze necessarie per eseguire ciascuna mossa in modo illusivo?. Cfr. Caillet,II,4900 che cita altre edizioni di: ?Edme - Gilles Guyot, géographe, philosophe et physicien, né à Paris en 1706, mort en 1780. Directeur du Bureau Général des Postes de France?. Con lievi fiorit. interc. nel t., ma certamente buon esemplare con barbe.

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        Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, and the Sciences, Human and Divine. Intended as a Course of Ancient and Modern Learning. With the Supplement, and Modern Improvements incorporated in one Alphabet, by Abraham Rees. ?New Edition?. IN FOUR VOLUMES.

      London; Printed for J. F. & C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, B. White, T. Longman, &c. &c. 1786 - Four Volumes. Large. 16.5 x 10.5 inches. Bound in full brown calf leather. Blind embossed decorative edging and detailing to boards. Red and black morrocco spine labels with gilt lettering and decoration. Raised banding to spines. In very good conditions. Covers show some wear, corners bumped, edges rubbed/chipped, ends of spines chipped. Front hinge slightly cracked on vol.1 but holding well. No loose pages or torn endpapers. Bindings all tight and sound. One or two small marks otherwise inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Vol.1 four pages at ?CAP? have small nick/chip to top edge. Vol. 4 lacks title pg and a couple of pages up to ?QUA?, some creasing and marks to last pages of v.4. Else a very clean and tight copy. Unpaginated. Illustrated with many B&W full page engraved plates. (2 large folding plates in vols. 1, 3 and 1 in vol. 4.) 148 plates total. Plates list at rear of volume 4.

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. [bound uniformly with] THE ANTIQUITIES OF SCOTLAND. [and] THE ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND. [and] MILITARY ANTIQUITIES RESPECTING A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH ARMY. [and] A TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR AND WEAPONS. [and] SUPPLEMENT TO A TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR. [and] DARELL, W. THE HISTORY OF DOVER CASTLE

      London: S. Hooper, 1786-95. FIRST EDITIONS of "Scotland," "Ireland," Military Antiquities," "Supplement," and "Dover Castle." y. This is a very attractively bound set of all of the major publications--in their fully expanded form--of English antiquary Francis Grose. First published in six volumes in 1772, "Antiquities of England and Wales" was Grose's breakthrough work, establishing his name and reputation. It was released in expanded new editions and supplemented over the next dozen years; our 1787 edition contains the most complete text, with all additions and supplements. Grose followed up on this success with his works on military antiquities and on armor. These well-illustrated and useful works combine a history of the English army with a treatise on weapons and armor, "illustrated by plates taken from the original armour in the Tower of London, and other arsenals, museums, and cabinets." "Military Antiquities" is not the history of battles, but the history of the development and organization of the army, examining such things as the requirements for military service, methods of mustering troops, rates of pay, and standard weapons and equipment for the various historical periods. "Ancient Armour" and its "Supplement" contain a discussion of English armor (with a small section on Asiatic armor) from the Norman conquest until it fell out of use after the general employment of gunpowder, along with a general history of the development of armor and weapons. Driven partly by insatiable curiosity and partly by the need for funds, Grose went on to publish surveys of the antiquities in Scotland and Ireland, and was working on the latter at the time of his death. Born and educated in England, Francis Grose (1731?-91) studied classics and art. At the death of his father (a Swiss jeweller resident in England who designed the crown used by George III), Grose inherited a substantial fortune, which he squandered in short order. DNB says that "Grose has been described as a sort of antiquarian Falstaff. He was immensely corpulent, full of humor and good nature." Grose died of apoplexy in Dublin, still hard at work ferreting out more fodder for his work. While his various "Antiquities" appear on the market with some regularity, it is uncommon to find such a complete set in such pleasant bindings. The final volume here is not by Grose, but fits in well with his antiquarian studies. Although author William Darell lived and wrote in the 16th century, producing a noted work on Kentish castles, the 1786 publication of the "Dover Castle" portion of that work was his first appearance in print. Darell was a prebendary at Canterbury Cathedral and announced the election of Matthew Parker as archbishop, but he had a sharp fall from grace in the late 1570s when he was caught smuggling a lady of dubious reputation into his quarters in a laundry basket.. 285 x 220 mm. (11 1/4 x 8 5/8"); ("Scotland" 10 mm. shorter). 16 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS of "Scotland," "Ireland," Military Antiquities," "Supplement," and "Dover Castle." HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT, covers with frame of plain and dotted rules and two decorative rolls, oblique fleuron cornerpieces, flat spines divided into compartments by decorative rolls, octagonal centerpiece containing a star tool, with lancets radiating toward corners, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endapers, all edges gilt. With 56 vignette maps of the counties of England and Wales, hand-colored in outline, and 633 (of 635) plates, including a folding map; lacking the plates of Stanstead Place and Malmsbury Market Cross in "England." Front pastedowns with bookplates of Samuel Rodbard and Hugh and Frances Fattorini. A hint of darkening to some spines, extremities just slightly rubbed, a few minor spots or stains to boards, but the bindings entirely sound, with very little wear, and making an extremely pleasing appearance on the shelf. Occasional marginal smudges, mild offsetting or minor foxing from some of the plates (more pronounced in half a dozen instances), but A REALLY EXCELLENT SET, clean and fresh inside and out, and with few signs of use. This is a very attractively bound set of all of the major publications--in their fully expanded form--of English antiquary Francis Grose. First published in six volumes in 1772, "Antiquities of England and Wales" was Grose's breakthrough work, establishing his name and reputation. It was released in expanded new editions and supplemented over the next dozen years; our 1787 edition contains the most complete text, with all additions and supplements. Grose followed up on this success with his works on military antiquities and on armor. These well-illustrated and useful works combine a history of the English army with a treatise on weapons and armor, "illustrated by plates taken from the original armour in the Tower of London, and other arsenals, museums, and cabinets." "Military Antiquities" is not the history of battles, but the history of the development and organization of the army, examining such things as the requirements for military service, methods of mustering troops, rates of pay, and standard weapons and equipment for the various historical periods. "Ancient Armour" and its "Supplement" contain a discussion of English armor (with a small section on Asiatic armor) from the Norman conquest until it fell out of use after the general employment of gunpowder, along with a general history of the development of armor and weapons. Driven partly by insatiable curiosity and partly by the need for funds, Grose went on to publish surveys of the antiquities in Scotland and Ireland, and was working on the latter at the time of his death. Born and educated in England, Francis Grose (1731?-91) studied classics and art. At the death of his father (a Swiss jeweller resident in England who designed the crown used by George III), Grose inherited a substantial fortune, which he squandered in short order. DNB says that "Grose has been described as a sort of antiquarian Falstaff. He was immensely corpulent, full of humor and good nature." Grose died of apoplexy in Dublin, still hard at work ferreting out more fodder for his work. While his various "Antiquities" appear on the market with some regularity, it is uncommon to find such a complete set in such pleasant bindings. The final volume here is not by Grose, but fits in well with his antiquarian studies. Although author William Darell lived and wrote in the 16th century, producing a noted work on Kentish castles, the 1786 publication of the "Dover Castle" portion of that work was his first appearance in print. Darell was a prebendary at Canterbury Cathedral and announced the election of Matthew Parker as archbishop, but he had a sharp fall from grace in the late 1570s when he was caught smuggling a lady of dubious reputation into his quarters in a laundry basket.

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        Oeuvres Completes d'Antoine Raphael Mengs. Premier Peintre du Roi d'Espagne, etc. Contenant differens Traites sur la Theorie de la Peinture. Traduit de l'Italien [by H. Jansen]. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF THE FIRST FRENCH EDITION

      A l'Hotel de Thou, Rue des Poitevins, Paris, 1786 - 2 vols., 4to., First Edition thus, with engraved portrait frontispiece; handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, backs with four flat bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments with leather labels (red/green respectively) lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled in glt, gilt dentelles, blue speckled edges, marbled endpapers, red silk markers, joints cracked (but binding entirely sound), boards lightly age-marked else a remarkably bright, crisp copy in wholly unrestored period binding. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, following publication in Italian by Bodoni. VERY SCARCE. Palau 164521. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné,

      contenant une preface historique; un dictionnaire des termes de botanique; les classes, les familles, les genres, e les herborisations des environs de Grenoble, de la Grande Chartreuse, de Briancon, de Gap e de Montelimar. Grenoble: l'Auteur e chez les Libraires, 1786-89, - 4 vol. in-8 gr., pp. (12), LXXX, 468, (1), XXV, 690, XXXII, 1091; e 54 tavole; bella leg. coeva in p. pelle marmorizzata, filetti oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi con filetti in oro e titoli su triplice tassello granata (qualche lieve abrasione). Una tavola inc. f.t. al vol. II; il vol. IV comprende il titolo con al verso l'avviso degli errori per il legatore, e 54 tavole botaniche incise da J.Robert. Benché numerate I-LV, la 6, 13 e 15 sono bis e sostituiscono le 16-18, mentre la tavola 53 contiene l'immagine prevista sulla 52, che pertanto non è stata stampata. Prima edizione della prima ''Flora del Delfinato'', di notevole importanza per la prima classificazione di molte piante alpine. Uscita l'anno dopo la ''Flora Pedemontana'' di Allione, è tra i fondamenti della storia naturale delle Alpi. L'autore (1745-1814) fu direttore dell'ospedale di Grenoble, dove sono conservati il suo erbario ed i suoi manoscritti. Esempl. a grandissimi margini, probabilmente su carta grande, con invio autografo sulla sguardia del vol.II ''A M. De la Tourette de la part de l'auteur son Elève et aujourd'hui son Emule'' (Marc-Antoine-Louis Claret de la Tourette, 1729-1793, aveva fondato nel 1763 il Jardin Botanique di Lione). Ottimo esempl. completo (con qualche annotazione manoscritta coeva). Nissen 2064. Perret, Livres sur la montagne, 4471: ''Très bel ouvrage . superbement illustré. Rare et recherché''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson

      London - T. Cadell 1786 - A collection of anecdotes concerning Samuel Johnson, in very attractive leather binding. From the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Dealing primarily with the last twenty years of his life, the eighteenth century work is here rebound by Bayntun's of Bath, with bookbinders' stamp, and contains several inkstamps from Selbourne library throughout. Condition: In half-calf binding with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally smart, there is some minor wear to the boards only, with occasional light markings also. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are generally bright and clean aside from the odd instance of spotting, and library inkstamps. Bound without frontispieceÂOverall: FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae

      seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Io. Ant. Scopoli. Pars I (II-III). Ticini (Pavia), ex Typ. Reg. e Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786-1788, - 3 parti in un vol. in-folio, pp. (2), X, 85, (1); (4), 115; (4), 87; leg. coeva p. pelle, tit. oro al dorso. (Due fogli della prefazione del vol.I e le tavole XIX della parte seconda e XVIII della parte terza, mancanti, sostituiti da buoni facsimili). Riccamente illustrato da: 3 front. a motivo architett. dis. da Gius. Fed. Chiesa ed inc. da Giov. Ramis, 3 vignette sui titoli, 3 vignette illustr. l'orto botanico pavese e complessive 75 splendide tavole di piante ed animali per lo più dis. da Gius. Lanfranchi e Gius. Cairoli ed inc. da Giov. Ramis e Cagnoni. Magnifica opera sulla flora e la fauna, nativa ed esotica, presente in Lombardia nella seconda metà del XVIII sec., uno dei pochi libri di storia naturale veramente grandi prodotti a quel tempo in Italia. Assai raro. Le tavole, magistralmente disegnate e finemente intagliate, tutte a spese di un diverso personaggio facoltoso, mostrano le piante nel loro insieme e nei particolari e gli animali nel loro habitat. Esempl. assai bello, su carta forte ed a grandi margini, in ottime condizioni a parte le mancanze sopra segnalate (spesso infatti molti esempl. sono stati distrutti o rovinati dai numerosi fatti bellici che hanno interessato la città di Pavia). Nissen 1822. Wood 559: «Gems of the flora and fauna of Lombardy, including native and exotic species which have lived there.The book is very rare.». Pritzel 8558. Zimmer 565-6: «.the third part contains a discussion of the mammals and birds treated in Sonnerat's ''Voyage a la Nouvelle Guinée'', 1776, and ''Voyage aux Indes Orientales et à la Chine'', 1782, with short diagnoses and the first application of binomial names to the species.». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lobrede auf Herrn Leonhard Euler, in der Versammlung der Kayserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu St. Peterburg den 23. Okt. 1783.

      Basel Schweighauser 1786 - (21 x 13 cm). 181 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 gestochenen Vignetten und 1 Holzschnittvignette. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe; vom Verfasser selbst aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit verschiedenen Zusätzen vermehrt; nebst einem vollständigen Verzeichnis der Euler'schen Schriften. - Das Frontispiz zeigt ein von Christian von Mechel gestochenes Porträt Eulers. - Schönes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar auf kräftigem Papier [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Provincia di Cremona nello Stato di Milano.

      Milano, 1786 - Incisione in rame di mm 390x410. Rara versione della mappa con il cartiglio modificato nella seconda variante. La carta appartiene alla serie di mappe delle province lombarde pubblicate fra il 1786 e il 1789 dal monaco olivetano Mauro Fornari. Marginosa. Ottime condizioni, con minima mancanza e forellino all'angolo inferiore destro.

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        Reales Ordenanzas para la Direccion, Regimen y Gobierno del Importante Cuerpo de la Mineria de Nueva-Espana...

      Lima: Casa Real de los Ninos Huerfanos, 1786. Second Lima edition. Quarto, title-page, pp lxxix, vii, 269. [Palau 251938: Sabin 56260] Laws relating to the practice of mining in New Spain (Mexico), prepared by, or most likely for, Josef de Galvez, whose name does not appear on the title page, but does on the final page. First published in Madrid in a folio edition in 1783, then in Lima, in folio, in 1785: then this quarto edition was published the year later; it was republished as late as 1833 in Chile. This celebrated and comprehensive code was drawn up by the Mexican mining court in consultation with the Spanish crown, and served as the basis of the mining law of most Spanish-American countries until the late nineteenth century; it became law also in both Peru and the Río de la Plata viceroyalty in 1794. Galvez, a lawyer by profession, was an important royal official (Visitador), of the highest rank, who spent the years of 1765 - 71 in Mexico . He sponsored the settlement of California and generally reformed Mexican finances and civil service under the new Bourbon dispensation. (He suffered from mental illness and apparently ended his own life.) He was created the Marques de Sonora for his valuable services to the crown, among which may be numbered this digest of mining laws, of which Sabin says it is "a rare and valuable compendium of the old mining laws and mineral customs." This printing house was an important one in colonial Lima; it was a royal orphanage whose members were trained in the trade of printing. Fine, fresh copy, with marbled edges and bound in contemporary vellum (ties missing).

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        Allgemeine Theorie der schönen Künste in einzeln, nach alphabetischer Ordnung der Kunstwörter auf einander folgenden, Artikeln abgehandelt, von Johann George Sulzer. Erster (-vierter) Theil.

      Leipzig M.G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1786-1787. Neue vermehrte Auflage. gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz (nach D. Chodowiecki) Titleblatt mit gestochener Vignette, XX, 506 S.; (Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette), 589 S. mit einer mehrfach ausfaltbaren Tafeln zur Perpektive; Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette [3 nn Bll. Vorrede] 638 S.; Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 678 S. mit 6 mehrfach ausfaltbaren Tafeln mit Noten. Mit zahllosen Abbildungen im Text (vielen Notenbeispielen und Zeichungen). 8°Halblederbände der Zeit mit fünf Bünden zwei farbigen, goldgeprägten Titelrückenschilden und goldgeprägten Rücken-Verzierungen. ADB XXXVII, 144ff. Goedeke IV/1, 6, 8 (zur EA). Engelmann (Chodowiecki) 76 u. 109; Außergewöhnlich wohlerhaltene und sehr dekoratvie Ausgabe der maßgeblich erweiterten Auflage von Sulzers ästhetischem Hauptwerk, reich illustriert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America.

      1786 - "The Magna Carta of the United States" [United States]. [Constitutions]. The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation Between the Said States; And the Definitive Treaty Between Great-Britain and the United States of America. Published Originally by Order of Congress. New York: Re-Printed by E. Oswald, 1786. 36, 10-266 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities, small chip to head of spine, joints cracked but secure, corners bumped and worn, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing and dampstaining to some leaves, a few leaves creased or dog-eared, offsetting and some edgewear to endleaves. Early owner signature (H.E. Ingraham) to head of title page, his inkstamp to head of following leaf, interior otherwise clean. Item housed in recent cloth clamshell box with period-style calf spine. * Third American edition, preceded by the rare 1781 Philadelphia printing, 200 copies, and 1785 Boston edition. (London, Dublin and Glasgow editions were issued in 1782 and 1783). Published originally by order of Congress, this compilation exerted a significant influence on the 1787 Federal Constitution. "This work was the first authoritative and original printed texts of these important documents. It is, in short, the book which may be considered as the Magna Carta of the United States. It is scarcely necessary to say that this important work has been repeatedly reprinted" (Sabin). OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1785 edition in North American law libraries (Boston College, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Social Law, University of Michigan, Yale). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16092. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3025. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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