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        "An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North West of the River Ohio," [in] The American Museum (August, 1787)

      Mathew Carey [Philadelphia: Mathew Carey]. 1787. First. First edition. Volume 2, Number 2: August, 1787. Octavo. Single stitched issue without the title page: [107] - 207, [1]pp. Light scattered foxing, very good. Contains one of the earliest printings of The Northwest Ordinance, also known as the Ordinance of 1787, one of the most important legislative acts of the Continental Congress. It established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that the newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen states. Massachusetts representative Nathan Dane helped draft the Ordinance and introduced an amendment at the last minute (Article 6) prohibiting slavery in the new territories. Also included in this issue is the "Essay on the Consequences of Emitting Paper-Money," by North Carolina representative Hugh Williamson, and, "An Enquiry into the effects of Public Punishments upon Criminals, and upon Society," by Benjamin Rush. A scarce early issue of America's first important literary and political magazine. .

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        A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red-sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt, and of a Route Through the Desarts of Thebais in the Year 1777.....2 Volumes..

      London: J Dodsley, 1787.. Third Edition. (title continued)..with a supplement of a voyage from Venice to Latichea; and of a route through the desarts of Arabia, by Aleppo, Bagdad, and the Tygris, to Bursrah in the years 1780 and 1781 in letters to a Lady... "Eyels Irwin, an East India Company official who travelled up the Red Sea coast of Arabia in the 1770s..His travel narrative of 1780 was a long recitation of Bedouin treachery.." (Tidrick). This octavo edition in two volumes omitted the four sepia aquatints which appeared in the first 4to edition, and was illustrated by 4 engravings on copper. However this set has had the earlier aquatints inserted in volume I as well as an extra one in volume II in addition to the engravings and maps as called for. The folding maps are Vol I 'A View of the Town of Yambo on the Coast of Arabia; A Map or the Red Sea (reinforced verso), Vol II The Nile Valley; Assyria, Mesopotamia, Babylonia (torn and repaired); The Gulf of Catarro on the Coast of Dalmatia - (5 maps in all). Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt border and dentelles; recent professional restoration and relaying of back strips with blind-tooled and gilt decoration, raised bands and twin labels in red and black. NB the back cover of volume I, although of similar age has been taken from another volume and has a small gilt armorial motif appearing upside down - the gilt border and dentelles are of a different design but the whole restoration of the set has been very successful. Three armorial book plates have been relaid on new marbled endpapers. One of these book plates belonged to the author - Irwin of Brooke with a note to that effect in a contemporary hand). A note in the same hand appears under the frontis engraved portrait of Irwin and reads 'Bartolozzi fecit.' This is an extra plate inserted after publication. Given the additional insertions, inscriptions and bookplate, it is possible that this set was owned by the author, or someone closely connected. pp 387; 401. Digital images available on request.

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      Godeke IV,3,4s. Sogenannte "geringere Ausgabe" (eigener Nachdruck Göschens) wie die fast zeitgleich erschienene 8bändige Ausgabe, jedoch ohne die dort vorhandenen Kupfer. Enthält u.a.: Leiden des jungen Werthers; Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand; Die Mitschuldigen; Iphigenie auf Tauris; Clavigo, Die Geschwister; Die Vögel; Egmont; Claudine von Villa Bella; Torquato Tasso, Faust; Scherz, List und Rache. Rücken leicht berieben, Einbände leicht fleckig. Ein Titelblatt und ein Zwischentitel Einriss hinterlegt. Seiten teils stockfleckig.

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        A Poetical, Supplicating, Modest & Affecting Epistle to those Literary Colossuses, the Reviewers. Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. More Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. Lyrics Odes for the year 1785. Farewell Odes for the year 1786. The Lousiad, Canto I. The Lousiad, Canto II. A Poetical and Congratulatory Epistle to James Boswell. Bozzy and Piozzi: or, the British Biographers. Ode upon Ode; or, a Peep at St. James's. An Apologetic Postscript to Ode upon Ode. Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat. Brother Peter to Brother Tom. Peter's Pension. Peter's Prophecy. Sir Joseph Banks and the Emperor of Morocco. A Political Epistle to a Falling Minister. Subjects for Painters. Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke and a Little Lord. A Benelovent Epistle to Sylvanus Urban.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley 1787-90.. Twenty works bound in one volume, 4to, final two works first editions, the others later editions. Eight works with an engraved plate, five works lacking the final advertisement leaf, title page of first work with two signatures - one contemporary but cut down slightly, final leaf of final work a cancel, bookplates to front endpapers - Finborough College and Eric Bywaters. Contemporary tree calf, corners a little bumped, rebacked retaining the original gilt backstrip, red label. A good collection of just under a third of Wolcot's prolific output. Full collation available on request.

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        Fabulas en Verso Castellano para el uso del Real Seminario Bascongada. Tome I. y. II.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1787. Small 8vo. Bound in one cont. full mottled calf. Upper part of back lacks. Corners bumped. Rubbed. XVI,251 pp. Internally clean and fine, printed on good paper.. Early (second edition ?) of this classic Spanish work, originally issued 1781-84

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        Versuch zur Entwickelung fester Begriffe von Arbeit und Handel, als den Mitteln zur Bef¨rderung des Wohstandes; wie auch von Geld und Vermögen; Münzen; der in den Herzogthümern einzuführenden neuen Species=Münze; Banken; und der in Altona zu errichtenden Bank; Veranlasst durch einige Schriften über den am 8ten November v. J. approbirten Plan zur Veränderung der Münze in den Herzogthümern und Errichtung einer Bank in Altona. Aus dem Dänischen.

      Kopenhagen und Altona, 1787. Small 8vo. Later barbled paper boards. Old owner's name to title-page. Last three leaves restored at upper corner, not affecting text, but shaving off two numerals. Only very light occasional browning. 144 pp.. Scarce first German edition (printed in the same year as the original Danish edition), translated from the Danish, of arguably the first independent Danish work worth mentioning in the history of economic thought. It constitutes the first Danish attempt at developing an independent economic theory. Zoëga gives strong arguments for freedom of trade, argues that the influence of the state upon business and trade should generally be diminished, and generally presents a coherent theory that much resembles that of Adam Smith, although he seems not to have been acquainted with his work. This milestone work of Scandinavian economic thought, originally written in Danish, was widely noticed and appeared in this German translation later the same year. In spite of the great interest in political economy that dominated Danish political thought in the last quarter of the 18th century, the value of Smith's work (which was translated into Danish as early as 1778-79) was not immediately recognized in Denmark, and a quarter of a century had to pass after the appearance of the Danish translation, until its importance was acknowledged and Danish political economy adapted the revolutionizing theories of Adam Smith. According to a contemporary source (see e.g. DBL), like most of his Danish contemporaries, Zoëga had not read Adam Smith, but in spite of this, he propounds thoughts that greatly resemble his, arguing strongly for free trade. The last quarter of the eighteenth century in Denmark was dominated by a lively discussion of monetary policy and the institutional framework best suited to realize that policy. There was a vital interest in questions of economic concern, and contemporary Danish sources refer to the period as "this economic age" and state things such as "never was the world more economically minded" (both from "Denmark and Norway's Economic Magazine"). During this period, Smith's revolutionary ideas did not play a major role, however, and only at the beginning of the 19th century did Danish politicians and economists in general come to realize the meaning of Smith's views. "Without exaggeration it can essentially be said that a quarter of a century was to pass from the time of the publication of the book in Denmark before Danish political economy fully made Adam Smith's theories and points of view its own. It took so long a time because the economic conditions as a whole in the years from 1780-1800 did not make desirable or necessary the changing of their concepts. That glorious commercial period had to pass before it was understood that we had altogether too little help in our own natural resources and that a different course was, therefore, necessary. Only when one had come so far could the new thinking find a nourishing soil so that it could develop strength with which to push aside the old ideas."(Hans Degen: "On the Danish Translation of Adam Smith and Contemporary Opinion Concerning It." Translated by Henrietta M. Larson. In: Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 51). Zoëga, however, viewed things differently, and in 1787 he published his great work "Attempts at developing solid Concepts of Labour and Trade, as the Means to promoting Wealth, as well as of Money and Fortune; Coinage; that in the Dukedom newly imported Scpecies Coin; Banks and that in Altona created Bank", which constitutes a milestone of Scandinavian economic thought. "As a contribution to the discussion for and against the change of the monetary system in the dukedoms, Johan Zoëga formulated a general economic theory in the work "Attemps at developing solid Concepts of Labour and Trade", 1787 (German ed. same year). In this work thoughts resembling those of Adam Smith are presented, although Johan Zoéga, according to a near contemporary source, has not read Adam Smith. In opposition to the then still prevailing mercantilist mindset, Johan Zoëga proposes in the book the notion that in a country there should not be produced goods that are not free to compete against similar imported goods, and that the influence of the state upon business and trade should generally be diminished. (Own translation from the Danish of: Dansk Biografisk Lexikon [DBL])

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        A Map of South America Containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia

      Sayer Robert London: Sayer, Robert, 1787. unbound. very good. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each panel measures 19.75" x 46.5". Fantastic engraving of the South American continent with geographical and historical details. Includes a table of cultural information of each country and an inset of the Falkland Islands. Stunning cartouche with flora and fauna. Some offsetting from cartouche.

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        Karte der Magellanischen Strasse von Herrn Don Juan de la Cruz Canoy Olmedillo... und nach den Beobachtungen der Herrn Byron, Wallis, Carteret, und Bougainville

      Vienna:. 1787.. Large map of the Straits of Magellan, with soundings and detailed observations. 26 1/2 x 20" with large margins, copper engraving with period outline color. Inset of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands. Wonderfully detailed map marking the direction of water flow, soundings, mountains & wooded areas on shore, notable landmarks, with names in German, English & sometimes French. Some marginal waterstaining at the far right edge o/w very good condition with a few period folds.

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        Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten mit allen seinen Einrichtungen und Graden.

      Tit., 362 S., 1 w. Bl. Umschlag d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 522, (22), 8; Wolfstieg 42953. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Nach Aufhebung des Illuminatenordens erschienen. Enth. W.s Gedanken über Plan u. Einrichtung des Bundes, wie er sich ihn nunmehr dachte" (Wolfstieg). - Unbeschnitten. Tls. gebräunt.

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        Traité élémentaire de Chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau, et d'après les découvertes modernes.Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789. First edition.

      "One of the great milestones in the history of chemical literature. By common consent modern chemistry begins with this work" (Neville), "which finally freed the science from its phlogiston chains and formed the starting point of its modern progress. It may be said to have done almost as much for chemistry as Newton's Principia did for physics." (Zeitlinger). PMM 238; Grolier/Horblit 64; Dibner 43; Evans 53; Sparrow 127.<br/><br/> "Lavoisier's chemical textbook includes the unified exposition of his four most significant contributions to chemistry. These are first, the use of accurate measurements for chemical researches, such as the balance for weight distribution at every chemical change; second, researches on combustion which effectively overthrew the phlogiston theory of Stahl; third, the law of conservation of mass; and fourth, the reform of chemical nomenclature, whereby every substance was assigned a definite name based upon the elements of which it was composed." (Norman). <br/><br/> "This book accomplished a chemical revolution ... Lavoisier made extensive use of the chemical balance when investigating the results of the calculation of metals. He proved that the increase in the weight of the calcined metals was due to something taken from the air, and that this effect was constant in all such processes. He named the substance oxygen. He repeated Cavendish's experiments and concluded that water was a compound of oxygen and hydrogen. Cavendish, still clinging to the phlogiston theory, had named them phlogiston and dephlogisticated air. Lavoisier perceived that respiration and combustion were similar processes, and, since oxygen was that part of the air that combined with metals in the process of combustion, he named the resulting substances oxides...<br/><br/> "One of the most important consequences of Lavoisier's work was the establishment of the concept of the conservation of matter. Compound bodies were now found to present the combined weight of the simple bodies of which they are composed, while, when these simple bodies are withdrawn, they have the same weight as was put into them; i.e. matter remains constant throughout all chemical changes... <br/><br/> "He finally established the modern conception of elements as substances which cannot be further decomposed. His 'Elementary Treatise on Chemistry' contains a list of twenty-three such elements, which are still recognized today. Together with Morveau and Berthollet he introduced a completely new system of chemical nomenclature in the <i>Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique</i>, Paris, 1787. Thus the great confusion as to the actual number of elements and the very fanciful nomenclature which still included many alchemical terms were finally swept away." (Printing and the Mind of Man). <br/><br/> "The thirteen copperplate illustrations for the <i>Traité</i> were drawn and engraved by Lavoisier's wife, a highly skilled draftswoman, engraver and painter who had studied under the artist Louis David." (Norman). <br/><br/> "An incomplete first issue in one volume (known in only about three copies) was circulated by Lavoisier, but he quickly decided that the book should be in two volumes, as here. Full details are given in Duveen & Klickstein (pp. 154-73)." (Neville Historical Chemical Library, p. 21).. Two volumes, 8vo (192 x 123 mm), contemporary French calf with gilt spine, one title label missing, pp [i-iv] v-xliv, [1] 2-322 and 2 printed folding tables; [i-iv] v-viii, [323] 324-653 [3] and 13 engraved folding plates. Fine and clean throughout

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      Suhm. Versione, lectionum varietate ac indice rerum. Auxit G. J. Thorkelin. Köpenhamn, Aug. Frid. Steinii, 1787. 4:o. XII,+ 354,+ (1) s. Ställvis med fläckar och lagerfläckar. Smutstitelsidan med graverad vinjett, liksom första textsidan. Välbevarat samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg med beige titeletikett, stänkmarmorerade snitt. L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Fint exemplar. Bibl. danica III, sp. 633. Fiske s. 145f. (som endast anger en upplaga från 1798). Isländsk-latinsk parallelltext. Fint exemplar av Editio princeps av en av de mer kända isländska sagorna. G. J. Thorkelin (1752-1829) var arkivarie vid Geheimearkivet och sekreterare för den Arnamagnæanske kommissionen

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        Teatro... venezia, nella stamperia di carlo palese, 1787-88.

      Sei volumi di cm. 21, pp. 2.000 circa complessive. Le 18 pagine finali contengono partiture musicali incise. Bel frontespizio inciso in rame a ciascun volume. Graziosa legatura coeva in cartoncino rigido rosa con titoli su tasselli bicolore ai dorsi. La leg. del secondo volume appena percettibilmente diversa. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con poche tracce d'uso. Elegante edizione del teatro completo del conte Pepoli.

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