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        Antiquities Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines gravees par F.A. David.

      Paris: 1785-1788. - 5 volumes, 4to., (10 x 7 5/8 inches). 5 engraved frontispieces all with original hand-colour, 360 engraved plates of vases and antiquities by F.A. David, most with original hand-colour. Contemporary green half morocco, the smooth spines gilt decorated in six compartment, red morocco lettering-pieces in one (extremities a little scuffed). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Mathew Anderson on the front paste-down of each volume; The Richard Harris Collection: Natural History & Colourplate Books; his sale Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 13th October 2012, lot 142. A fine and attractive set of the 'pocket' edition of Hamilton's vases, with unusually wide margins. Hamilton's collection of ancient vases, assembled by him after his appointment to the court of Naples in 1764, was first illustrated, described, and published between 1776 and 1777. Pierre Francois Hugues, an authority on ancient art, had introduced Hamilton to the Porcinari family, the owners of a large collection of ancient classical vases which Hamilton bought and enlarged, and then sold to the British Museum in 1772. Before their shipment of England, all the objects were listed, drawn and described under the supervision of the brilliant but unscrupulous 'baron'. The work was finely illustrated with hand-coloured engraved plates whose 'influence on neo-classical design and taste was to be profound' (Dictionary of Art). One of the explicit aims of the work was to discover the proportions of ancient vases in order to aid in their true reproduction, and indeed its influence on Josiah Wedgewood was significant. "Within barely a year of the publication of the first volume Josiah Wedgwood had opened his pottery works, Etruria, in Staffordshire, and thrown six black basalt ‘first day vases’ based on vases in Hamilton's publication. Countless other subsequent Wedgwood articles and designs were inspired by the work. "When Hamilton and his wife returned to London on leave in August 1771, he negotiated for his collection of vases to be bought for the nation. According to tradition, this ‘first collection’ was purchased for the British Museum in 1772, for £8400, out of funds authorized by act of parliament. There seems to be no evidence for this sale, although the story was known to Horace Walpole, who refers to it in one of his ‘books of materials’ but mentions the sum of £8000. In 1772 Hamilton was made a knight of the Bath and elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; he and his wife arrived back in Naples early in 1773, after travelling via Vienna, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Believing that he had exhausted the supply of fine Greek vases, Hamilton did not resume collecting until 1789, when he began amassing what would become his second collection of vases. This collection was fully described in Collection of Engravings from Ancient Vases (4 vols., 1791–5), edited with illustrations by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, director of the Naples art academy. Far less expensive than the Antiquités, the volumes of these vase engravings, which were soon republished in various affordable editions, had considerable influence on public taste and on artists such as John Flaxman and Henry Fuseli" (Geoffrey V. Morson for DNB). Catalogued by Kate Hunter [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mannheim. - Jesuitenkirche und Schloss. - Gardnor. - "View of Part of the City of Manheim".

      London Ellis & Walter 1788 - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Aquatinta, 1788. Von Elizabeth Ellis, William Ellis, nach Richard Gardnor. 35,9 x 46,4 cm (Darstellung) / 43,1 x 50,7 cm (Platte) / 51,5 x 67 cm (Blatt). Aus: John Gardnor, Views taken on and near the river Rhine, at Aix la Chapelle, and on river Maese (London: Ellis & Walter 1788). - In der Platte rechts unten signiert: "Engraved By Wm. & Eliz Ellis." Unterhalb der Darstellung Titel und Verlegeradresse mit Jahr. Oben rechts nummeriert: "Plate 1st." - Blatt im Rand stockfleckig. Im Rand rechts oben etwas wasserfleckig. Die unteren beiden Ecken bestoßen. Insgesamt mäßig guter Zustand. Elizabeth Ellis (2. Hälfte 18. Jh.). Englische Kupferstecherin. Schwester oder Gattin des William Ellis. War ab 1785 vielfach mit diesem zusammen tätig. William Ellis (1747 London - um 1810 London). Englischer Zeichner und Kupferstecher. Sohn eines Schriftstechers, wohl Joseph Ellis. Ab 1785 arbeitete Ellis vielfach mit seiner Gattin oder Schwester Elizabeth Ellis zusammen. Richard Gardnor (2. Hälfte 18. Jh.). Englischer Maler und Zeichner. Neffe und Schüler von John Gardnor. Stellte 1765-67 in der Free Society of Artists und 1786-93 in der Royal Academy in London aus. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Animadversio in causa Beatificationis Ven S. D. Joannis Palafox.[with] Animadversio in Causa Oxomen

      1788 - "The Beatification of Juan Palafox y Mendoza: 2 Eighteenth-Century Manuscripts". Two manuscripts (20 x 28cm) 39ll. + 3bll. and 52ll. en Latin, Spanish and Italian in a bordeaux cloth box. The manuscripts belong to the lawsuit brought by the "devil's advocate" against Palafox. They consist of a detailed reading of Palafox's writings in search of possible offences against orthodoxy. The texts by Palafox in Spanish or Latin are accompanied by the comments of the devil's advocate in Latin. There are some notes in Italian. The case for the beatification of Palafox y Mendoza (b. Fitero, Navarra 24 June 1600, d. Osma 1 October 1659) was initiated in 1726 under Benedicto XIII and continued under the papacies of Benedict XIV, Clemente XIII, Clemente XIV and Pío VI. It became a political question since it was opposed by the Jesuits whose exemptions and privileges Palafox, as Bishop of Puebla and Viceroy of New Spain, had denounced. A vote by the Congregation then responsible for the cause was taken on 28 February 1777 and twenty-six out of forty one prelates favoured the continuation of Palafox's cause of beatification but the final decision was suspended by Pope Pius VI. As this manuscript record of the examination of Palafox's orthodoxy demonstrates the matter was far from being settled. In fact it was not resumed until 2003 under Pope John Paul II. On 17 January 2009 Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognizing Palafox's heroic virtue, thus granting him the title of Venerable. On 27 March 2010 Pope Benedict XVI promulgated the decree recognizing the miracle which had been approved unanimously by the Congregation of Cardinals and Bishops. Juan Palafox y Mendoza was finally beatified on 5 June 2011, the whole process having taken from the late seventeenth to the early twenty-first century. [G. 4989] RF 955. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Carte de la partie d'Albanie occupée par le Bacha de Scutari, le district des Montenegrins, et partie des Territoires des Rep.ques de Venise et de Raguse: pour servir de renseignemens à la Carte des limites des trois empires...

      1788. Particolare carta raffigurante: parte dell'Albania occupata dal Bacha di Scutari, il Distretto dei Montenegrini e parte dei territori della Repubblica di Venezia e di Ragusa. Dal cartiglio apprendiamo che si tratta di una carta "pour servir de renseignements à la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Thèatre de la guerre presente". Quest'ultima, stampata a Vienna, è una grande carta in tre fogli (670x1490 mm complessivi) in cui, nel cartiglio nell'estremo angolo in basso a sinistra, si legge appunto "à cette Carte générales se trouvent annexées plusieurs autres Cartes particulieres des Contrées les plus intéressantes, sur une plus grande echelle". Rara, coloritura confinale all'acquerello coeva, piega centrale

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        The manoeuverer, or skilful seaman: being an essay on the theory and practice of the various movements of a ship at sea, as well as of naval evolution in general.

      London: S. Hooper, 1788. Quarto, with 13 engraved plates of naval tactics; a a few early annotations; contemporary marbled calf, flat spine gilt with anchor motif repeated in compartmemts; an early naval diagram in pencil on front free endpaper. An important study of naval tactics and strategies: first English edition, first issue, identified by its dedication to Prince William Henry and a short errata; in a later issue the dedication is to the Duke of Clarence, the title Prince William Henry assumed later in 1788, and there is an additional leaf of errata. Copies of both issues are recorded at both the Bibliothèque Nationale and the National Maritime Museum.This was the first of several English editions, derived from the French original which had first appeared in 1765, and was significant in the development of English naval thought. It contains detailed descriptions of how to handle a fleet and of the system of numerary signals devised by Mahé de la Bourdonnais. The work was endorsed by the Royal Academy of Science in Paris and deemed "well worthy of publication, both on account of the mathematical principles of manouevres which are therein explained with perspicuity and method, as well as the particular experiments and rules of practice with which it abounds; and we consider it as highly deserving the approbation of the Academy' [p. vi]. Bourdé de Villehuet served in ships of the French East Indies company before joining the naval service. Later, in 1798, he was part of the naval force that occupied Corfu, Zante and Cephalonia.This edition is not held in any Australian library despite its precise relevance to things naval in the late 1780s. Provenance: Baron Alington of Crichel, Dorset, with armorial bookplate. A couple of small stains on title, some plates lightly foxed; spine and extremities a little rubbed, a very attractive copy in a good binding of the period.

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        La situazione trasciminia degli antichi Falisci e della loro metropoli Falerio dimostrata contro l’erroneo sentimento d’alcuni scrittori...

      Nella Stamperia del Collegio, e Seminario. Presso Antonio Paris Stampatore, 1788. 4to (cm. 26,5), VII-288 pp., 1 c.nn. (Errata, inserita tra p. 286 e p. 288) con una grande carta geografica del più volte ripiegata. Cartonato coevo con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ottimo, freschissimo esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale. Lozzi (I, 1559): ‘assai raro’. Platneriana (p.129): ‘tratta molto della storia di Montefiascone’.

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        Voyage de M. le Marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amerique septentrionale, dans les annees 1780, 1781, et 1782 (2 volume set)

      Paris: Chez Prault, Imprimeur Du Rof, 1788-01-01. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated 2nd edition. Octavos, 20 cm. Bound in full contemporary French calf. Gilt ruled spine. With 2 folding maps & 3 folding plates. A fresh, crisp copy. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes C324; Sabin 12227. <br> "In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States" - Howes. "This journal is one of the most notable of American travel accounts of the Revolutionary period not only because of Chastellux's keen observation and directness of his narrative but also because of his acute comments on society and the character of the people in different walks of life," (Clark I, 212). Chastellux served in the American Revolution as a Major General in the French expeditionary forces of the Comte de Rochambeau. Chastellux acted as the principal liaison officer between the French commander in chief and George Washington. After the war he recounted his experiences of the American Revolution, an account of his friend George Washington, and his travel in America (Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire) immediately after the war in this book. George Washington library at Mount Vernon had a copy of Chastellux's book (which sold at Christies for $1 million in 2013. (1st ed. printed in 1785, though a smaller version was printed in 1781, 1st English ed. was in 1787.)

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        Some Historical Account of Guinea,

      1788 - its Situation, Produce, and the General Disposition of its Inhabitants. With an Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Slave Trade, its Nature and Lamentable Effects. New (4th) edition. 12mo. Later half red morocco, spine professionally rebacked, with marbled paper boards. Slight rubbing. Lacks half title page. Preliminary pages lightly foxed. Very good. xiii (of xv), 131pp. plus 1 page list of Tracts on Slavery. London, J. Phillips, First published in Philadelphia in 1771, this edition was published afterBenezet's death in 1784,with the4pp.?advertisement? before the introductionserving as a brief biography of the author. One of a series of pamphlets produced by Benezet explicating the horrors of slavery with a view to abolition. Though there is a certain amount of repetition of sources between these pamphlets, this title in particular was intended specifically as an ?impartial enquiry? to vindicate the oft cited pro-slave trade justification that ?the slavery of the Negroes took its rise from a desire, in the purchasers, to save the lives of such of them as were taken captives in war, who would otherwise have been sacrificed to the implacable revenge of their conquerors? By examining a variety of first hand accounts of trade and exploration on the African continent, Benezet sets out to fully discredit this assertion. He does this through outlining the influence of European factors and trading posts on local conflict, in particular emphasising the corrupting influence that tax on slave ships had on local rulers. Alongside this, the frank descriptions of African society, government, agricultural and religious practicesis designed togive a humanising portrait of African people in their native land. This is then vehemently contrasted with accounts of the conditions of slavery, the circumstances of transportation and the treatment of enslaved people in the colonies. cf. Evans, 11985 (first edition); Sabin, 4689. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'Océan Pacifique, composée sur les journeaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de ses Officiers, qui en août mil-sept-cent-quatre-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l'Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales

      - Chez Le Jay et Maradan, à Paris 1788, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), xiv (2) 384pp., relié. - French Edition in-4, illustrato con 16 tavole (viste, ritratti, oggetti) e una grande mappa pieghevole. Questa edizione è stata pubblicata lo stesso anno l'inglese originale. Bound in pieno vitello periodo di marmo. Indietro con i nervi decorati. come Allegato pelle rossa. L'arcipelago di Palau si trova ad est delle Filippine, a nord di Indonesia, Micronesia; Il capitano George Wilson e il suo equipaggio, al servizio della Compagnia delle Indie Orientali, naufraghi su un'isola vicina di Palau nel 1783. Il libro racconta come sono stati ricevuti dagli indigeni e il loro re, e come vivevano, fino che il re ha detto di costruire una nave di viaggiare a Macao, affidando il figlio alle cure di capitano Wilson, che ha ricevuto un'educazione occidentale. Georges Keate, utilizzando i diari del capitano, ha stabilito la nave racconto di viaggio del Antilope che è andato a Macao. L'introduzione è una ricerca bibliografica dell'esistenza di queste isole. Il libro si riferisce, ovviamente, gli usi ei costumi degli abitanti. Alla fine del II volume, un linguaggio del vocabolario Pelew. È interessante notare che, un episodio che mostra il re in una guerra contro gli abitanti di altre isole, e 5 uomini in prestito il capitano di accompagnarlo alla guerra, le relazioni pacifiche tra l'inglese e il re avranno sicuramente la loro origine in questo diplomatica fatto curioso. Il libro è stato un grande successo, probabilmente perché la testimonianza ha fatto corrisponde al mito del buon selvaggio infuria in Europa; Paul et Virginie Bernardin de Saint-Pierre è stata pubblicata in pari data. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française in-4, illustrée de 16 planches, dont 12 dépliantes (vues, portraits, objets) et d'une grande carte dépliante, le tout sur papier fort. Cette édition est parue la même année que l'originale anglaise, et la traduction a été revue par le Comte de Mirabeau. Une autre édition au format in-8 est parue dans le même temps, moins précieuse, les gravures ayant été réduites. Reliure en plein veau raciné d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Manques en queue. Restaurations en tête et aux mors. Mors supérieur en partie fendue. Un coin émoussé. 2 accrocs sur le plat supérieur. 2 estafilades sur le plat inférieur. La carte est affectée d'une déchirure au dépliage sur 8 cm. Malgré les défauts mentionnés, bon exemplaire, plutôt frais. L'archipel des îles Palaos est situé à l'est des Philippines, au nord de l'Indonésie, en Micronésie ; Le capitaine Georges Wilson et son équipage, au service de la Compagnie des Indes, firent naufrage sur une île proche des Palaos en 1783. L'ouvrage conte comment ils furent reçus par les indigènes et leur roi, et comment ils vécurent, jusqu'à ce que le roi leur fit construire un navire pour se rendre à Macao, tout en confiant son fils au soin du capitaine Wilson, afin que celui-ci reçut un éducation occidentale. Georges Keate, à l'aide des carnets du capitaine, a établi la narration de voyage du navire l'Antelope qui partit de Macao. L'introduction est une recherche dans la littérature de l'existence de ces îles. Le livre relate, bien évidemment, les moeurs et coutumes des habitants. A la fin du tome II, un vocabulaire de la langue Pelew. On notera avec intérêt un épisode qui montre le roi en guerre contre les habitants d'autres îles, et qui emprunta 5 hommes au capitaine pour l'accompagner à la guerre, les relations pacifiques entre les Anglais et le roi tirent sûrement leur origine de ce curieux fait diplomatique. L'ouvrage connut un grand succès, certainement parce que le témoignage qu'il rendait correspondait à ce mythe du bon sauvage qui sévissait en Europe ; Paul et Virginie de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre est paru à la même date.  

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        The Gentle Shepherd. A pastoral comedy.

      Glasgow: Printed by A. Foulis, and sold by D. Allan, Dickson's Cross, Edinburgh., 1788. - 4to, frontis. aquatint portrait and 12 aquatint plates, (some occasional spotting), 18 engr. pages of music at end, pp. [2] half-title, verso blank, x, [2] advertisement leaf, 111, [1] blank, [2] title for 'Glossary' with verso blank, 17, [1] blank, 18 [engr. music], full cont. sprinkled calf, bound by Cecil & Larkins for E. Stibbs, gilt rule borders and turnovers gilt, spine with raised bands and gilt tooled in compartments with botanic design, green title labels on spine. An attractive copy. With a pencil note on verso of front free e.p. 'Bought at the sale of Hugh Galbraith Reid's library at Sothebys May 16, 1894, for £1 18.' [Gaskell 688; ECSB 397. "The most beautiful edition of Allan Ramsay's Pastoral adorned with delightful aquatints by David Allan." ECSB. [Extra postage may be required] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Frentzel n. D.F. Sotzmann b. Simon Schropp, "Generalcharte von der Alte Marck entworffen und mit Genehmigung der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin . zu finden bey J.A. Kunz . Berlin 1788".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1788, 44 x 47,5 Seltene Karte der Altmark.- Scharfe, Abriss der Kartographie Brandenburgs, 1771-1821, S. 304, 194. Unten rechts die Titelkartusche, unten links Zeichenerklärung. - Zeigt die Kreise der Altmark. Gebiet: Lüchow, Werben, Tangermünde, Neu Haldensleben. - Bugfalte restauriert.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. C. Jaeck n. Oesfeld hrsg. v. Treuer b. Simon Schropp, "Karte vom Fürstenthum Halberstadt, den Grafschaften Wernigerode u. Hohenstein und der Abtey Quedlinburg .".

      - dat. 1788, 65,5 x 46,5 (H) Unten rechts die Titelkartusche, oben links weitere Kartusche mit Erklärungen, rechts oben Windrose ( = 2. Zustand dieser seltenen Karte ). - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Qvatuor Evangelia Graece,

      XCII+676 pages+ 3 faksimiler sider, Havniae [Copenhagen] J.F. Schultz, 1788, Bound in a very fine contemporary full polished calf with raised bands and very rich golddecoration anf titellabel with goldprint. The book is very clean and in ex. Condition. Wi cum variantibus a textu lectionibus codd. mss. bibliothecae Vaticanae, Barberinae, Laurentianae, Vindobonensis, Escurialensis, Havniensis Regiae

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        Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und Lande, Feldzüge und lustige Abentheuer des Freyherrn von Münchhausen wie er dieselben bey der Flasche im Zirkel seiner Freunde selbst zu erzählen pflegt. Aus dem Englischen nach der neuesten Ausgabe übersetzt, hier und da erweitert und mit noch mehr Kupfern gezieret

      London (i..e. Göttingen) o.D. (J. C. Dieterich), 1788 (Zweyte vermehrte Ausgabe). 18 x 10cm, grauer Pappband d.Zt., 176 S. incl. Vortitel (Des Freyherrn von Münchhausen wunderbare Reisen, aus dem Englischen, mit Kupfern. Zweyte vermehrte Ausgabe mit altem handschriftlichem Vermerk), 14 n.n. Blatt mit teils ganzseitigen Kupferstichen mit 15 Motiven berieben, Seiten teils angeschmutzt die erste Ausgabe dieses inzwischen weltberühmten und in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzten Buches erschien 1786 anonym in London in englischer Sprache, verfaßt von Rudolf Erich Raspe (1737-1794), einem deutschen Gelehrten. Im gleichen Jahr erschien bereits eine erste Übersetzung ins Deutsche, ebenfalls ohne Namensnennung, verfaßt von Gottfried August Bürger (1747-1794), und in 1788 eine zweite Auflage basierend auf der fünften englischen. Bürger erweiterte jeweils den Bestand der Raspe\'schen Erzählungen um eigene Beiträge; die berühmte Geschichte vom Flug Münchhausens auf der Kanonenkugel stammt z.B. von Bürger. In der ersten deutschen Ausgabe vom September 1786 finden sich 13 Illustrationen, die hier vorliegende zweite Ausgabe hat 15, hinzugekommen sind der Hundsmensch und der Mondmensch. Die Ilustrationen stammen von Raspe und von Riepenhausen. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Weltliteratur, Erzählung

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        Critik der practischen Vernunft.

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch,, 1788. Octavo (195 x 118 mm). Recent half sprinkled calf and decorated boards, spine ruled in blind and in gilt in compartments, red morocco label, red edges. Printer's woodcut vignette on title, printed in Gothic type. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Original free endpapers preserved, with an ink ownership inscription to the front one; occasional light spotting as usual, final leaf with a small ink annotation; a very good copy. First edition of Kant's Critique of practical reason, the second of his critical works, in which he develops the concept of categorical imperative. This work established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of ethics. "The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).

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        Extrait des registres de l'académie royale des sciences. Du 22 Novembre 1786. Rapport des Commissaires chargés ... de l'examen du projet d'un nouvel Hôtel-Dieu. [Bound with:] Troisième rapport...

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1786, 1788. 4to (235 x 188 mm). 128, vi pp. Folding table. 20th-century leather-backed boards. Some intermittent pale foxing. Provenance: occasional ink annotations in a contemporary hand supplementing the information provided in the text; Bibliothèque Imperiale (inkstamp on some text leaves and table, duplicate stamp); later pencil annotations. FIRST EDITIONS. "Lavoisier was a member of an Academie comittee appointed to report on the terrible and insanitary conditions in Paris hospitals, and particularly the Hotel-Dieu, with a view to replacing it with a new building on the Isle des Cygnes. The committee concluded, that four smaller hospitals would be more efficient than a single large one, and in 1787, Louis XVI ordered their construction" (Christie's, Haskell F. Norman Part II, 15 June 1998, lot 608 [not this copy]). Duveen & Klickstein 239; Norman 1289. [BOUND WITH:] Extrait des registres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Du 12 Mars 1788. Troisième rapport des Commissaires chargés ... des Projets relatifs a l'établissement des quatre Hôpitaux. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1788. 4to. 36, [2] pp. Folding engraved plate of a plan for a new hospital. FIRST EDITION. Duveen & Klickstein 702; Norman 1293. See also our inventory numbers 403054 and 403056.

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        Recherches historiques et politiques sur les Etats-Unis de l'Amérique septentrionale, où l'on traite des établissemens des treize Colonies, de leurs rapports & de leurs dissentions avec la Grande-Bretagne, de leur gouvernemens avant & après la révolution, &c. Par un citoyen de Virginie. Avec quatre Lettres d'un Bourgeois de New-Heaven sur l'unité de la législation.

      1788 - Bel exemplaire provenant du château de la Roche-Guyon, aux armes de Louis-Armand, duc de la Rochefoucauld (1732-1792),traducteur des Constitutions des treize Etats-Unis de l'Amérique. A Colle, et se trouve à Paris, chez Froullé, 1788.4 tomes en 4 volumes in-8 de : I/ (2) ff., xvi pp., 383 pp., (1) p. d'errata ; II/ (2) ff., 259 pp. ; III/ (2) ff., 292 pp. ; IV/ (2) ff., 366 pp. Cachets de bibliothèque sur les titres.Basane marbrée, encadrement de filet à froid autour des plats, dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés avec armoiries en tête, étiquettes de bibliothèque en pied des dos, pièces de tomaison en maroquin rouge, coupes décorées, tranches rouges. Quelques usures sans gravité. Reliure de l'époque.193 x 123 mm. / Fine copy coming from the castle of la Roche-Guyon, with the arms of Louis-Armand, Duke of la Rochefoucauld (1732-1792), translator of the Constitutions des treize Etats-Unis de l'Amérique. A Colle, et se trouve à Paris, chez Froullé, 1788.4 parts in 4 volumes 8vo [193 x 123 mm] of : I/ (2) ll., xvi pp., 383 pp., (1) errata p. ; II/ (2) ll., 259 pp. ; III/ (2) ll., 292 pp. ; IV/ (2) ll., 366 pp. Library stamps on the titles.Marbled roan, blind-stamped fillet around the covers, flat spines decorated with gilt fleurons and arms at the head, library label at the foot of the spines, red morocco lettering pieces, red edges. Slight signs of wear. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on the Active Powers of Man.

      Edinburgh: for John Bell; and G. G. J. & J. Robinson, London, , 1788. Quarto (262 × 203 mm). Contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, gilt rules either side of raised bands, red sprinkled edges. With the half-title. Engraved armorial bookplate of McKenzie of Coul to front pastedown. A little minor surface and edge wear; occasional light spotting; a very good copy in an unrestored contemporary binding. First Edition. Reid succeeded Adam Smith and Hutcheson at the chair of moral philosophy at Glasgow. His Essays on the Active Powers of Man "combined a defence of the concept of human free will with an attack on aspects of Hume's theory of morals. [Reid's two Essays] shaped the teaching of moral philosophy in Britain and America well into the nineteenth century, partly thanks to the influence of his disciple Dugald Stewart, but also because they provided the basis for a systematic account of the faculties of the mind which was both well suited to the practicalities of pedagogy and consistent with most variants of protestant theology" (ODNB). His advocacy of common sense as a philosophical method was given fresh currency by G. E. Moore early in the 20th century, and more recently contemporary philosophers such as William Alston and Alvin Plantinga have paid careful attention to Reid.

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft, deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Seel. im Jahr Christi 1522, in unsere Teutsche Muttersprache zu übersetzen angefangen, 1534 zu End gebracht, . Anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupfer-Bildnissen nebst derenselben beygedruckten Lebensläufen, . Samt einer Vorrede Herrn Johann Michael Dilherrns.

      Nürnberg, In Verlegung der Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung. 1788 - Ca. 40 x 26 cm. 57 nn. Blätter, 1181 (23) Seiten, mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 1 ganzseitige Darstellung Luthers mit Familie, 11 ganzseitige Porträts der Kurfürsten, und 6 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Abbildungen, mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Abbildungen und -Initialen nach J. J. Sandrart. Lederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden über Holzdeckeln mit acht Messing-Eckbeschlägen, einer (von zwei) Schließe und Farbschnitt. Zweispaltiger Druck mit allen Kupfern. Einband datiert 1789. Die Holzschnitte teils etwas flau im Druckbild. Vorsätze mit Wurmgängen, fliegender Vorsatz mit halbseitiger Widmung aus dem Jahr 1936, hinterer Vorsatzspiegel mit alten Eintragungen, Schließband einer Schließe fehlt. Einband berieben. Insgesamt schönes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar der letzten Auflage der Kurfürstenbibel von Endter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Destruction of Babylon:

      London: Printed and Sold by R. Hindmarsh, [Treatise: Sold also by J. Denis; and I. and W. Clarke, Manchester,], 1788 & 1791. Shewing that all the predictions contained in the Revelation, are at this day fulfilled. Being a testimony of things heard and seen. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1758. [Bound with:] — A Continuation concerning the Last Judgement, and the Spiritual World. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1763. 2 works bound in 1 volume, octavo (207 x 126 mm). Contemporary marbled sheep, smooth spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label. Later ownership inscription of Dorothy Schneider to front free endpaper, some pencil annotations to contents. Some skilful restorations to spine ends, headcaps chipped, corners just worn, a few light stains, first half-title torn at across at upper outer corner to remove ink ownership inscription, with slight loss of typographic border, still very good copies. First editions in English, translated and published by the printer Robert Hindmarsh (1759–1835), a leading light among the early Swedenborgians in England, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society. On 14 April 1789 William Blake and his wife, Catherine, attended the First General Conference of the Swedenborgian New Jerusalem Church at the chapel in Maidenhead Lane, just off Great Eastcheap, which Hindmarsh had helped established and where Hindmarsh's father was the first preacher. Hindmarsh subsequently gave a misleading impression of the movement in his Rise and Progress of the New Jerusalem Church, published posthumously in 1861; his earlier works better reflect the radical, even revolutionary flavour of the sect at this time.

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        Suite des seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de lEmpereur de la Chine Avec leur explication ("Bataillet et conquétes de Chine" et "Faits mémorables des empereurs de Chine"). Paris, Selbstverlag ca. 1788. 2 (Gr. Quer-Folio), ca. 56 x 44 cm (Bildgröße: ca. 41 x 23 cm). 3 gest. Titelbll., 24 Kupfertafel (bez. I-XXIV). Ledereinband von Zaehnsdorf mit Intarsien auf V-Deckel.

      Gr.-Fol. Paris, Selbstverlag ca. 1788. 2 (Gr. Quer-Folio), ca. 56 x 44 cm (Bildgröße: ca. 41 x 23 cm). 3 gest. Titelbll., 24 Kupfertafel (bez. I-XXIV). Vgl. Cohen/R. 479 Cordier 587-88: louvrage à été divisé en 4 livraison Brunet III, 90. - Prachtvolle Darstellungen vom chinesischen Kaiserhof u. Szenen aus dem Alltagsleben. Vorhd. Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de lEmpereur de la Chine avec leur explication. Das gest. Titelbl. mit Hinweisen auf die Darstellungen der 16 Tafeln mit dem Zusatz Supplément de deux tableaux, formant quatre estampes. Es folgen die großen, figurenreichen Schlachtenszenen, Zeltlagern u. kaiserl. Empfang (num. I-XVI). Anschließend ein gest. Titelbl. wie oben, jedoch mit dem Zusatz XVII Estampe Cérémonie du labourage.... - XVIII, XIX et XXE Estampe Marche ordinaire de lEmpereur mit den Taf. XVII-XX. Ein weiteres gest. Titelbl. mit einem weiteren Hinweis auf die Taf. XXI-XXIV u. prachtvollen Darstellungen von Festlichkeiten. Die Kupfer sind von Helman, dat. 1783-1786 nach Attiret, Damascenus, Castilloni Sichelberth u. vom Peitre de lEmpereur de la Chine. Zustand: Vom Sangorski/Zaehnsdorf im zwei Bänden gebunden. Ganzleder Einband mit Intarsien-Motiv v. Castiglione auf V-Deckel im Halbleder-Schuber. - HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri (1743-1809) Suite des seize Estampes représentant les conquêtes de lEmpereur de la Chine. Paris Engraved index leaf listing the plates 1-20 (plates 18-20 to be bound as a wide panorama). 24 engraved plates, complete as issued. A RARE WORK WITH FINE PLATES. The first 16 plates are derived from the larger prints by Cochin based on drawings by Giuseppe Castiglione, a missionary artist in the Court of the Emperor. Helman added 8 further prints to make up this work, which records the battles, victories and ceremonies of the Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796). Cochin seized on the commerciality of Chinese imagery in the European market in the late 18th century, publishing several other works on China.

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        Konkordanz der Materia Medica.

      Erste Auflage, groß 8, goldgeprägter Leineneinband, 1788 Seiten auf Dünndruckpapier. Best of. Oberer Buchrücken mit minimalster Stauchspur.Praxisstempel auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Ansonsten neuwertig. Vergriffen.

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        Don Juan. Heiteres Drama in zwei Akten von Lorenzo da Ponte. Mit zwanzig Zeichnungen von Max Slevogt. In Holz geschnitten von Reinhold Hoberg. Textbuch aus der Druckerei der Taubstummen, Wien 1788.

      4, 130 S., 20 Orig.-Holzschnitte (davon 16 als Vollbilder)., OHLdr. auf 5 Bünden m. gold. Rückenpräg., marmoriertes Bezugspapier, roter Kopfschnitt., Kapitale, Bünde und Ecken tlw. berieben, Exlibris a. Innendeckel, sonst tadellos. Ex. Nr. 41 der 250 Ex. der in Halbleder gebundenen Ausgabe B auf gelblich getöntem deutschen Bütten, mit dem von Max Slevogt signierten ersten Vollbild. Teil der vierten Reihe der Neuen Bilderbücher. Unter der Leitung von E. R. Weiss in der Holländischen Renaissance gedruckt in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig. Text ital. ( WV Söhn 381 -404).

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      - 1788 Antonio de Sancha Con retrato y Mapa. 382 pg. 21x15 cm. Enc.plena piel época. ((PÁGINA 54, CENSURADA Y LAS PÁGINAS 115,116, 117, 118, FALTAN.) Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'Océan Pacifique, composée sur les journeaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de ses Officiers, qui en août mil-sept-cent-quatre-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l'Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales

      First french edition in-4, illustrated with 16 boards (views, portraits, objects) and a large folding map. This edition was published the same year as the English original.Binding full calf vintage root. Back to nerves adorned. Title piece in red morocco.The Palau Archipelago is located in the east of the Philippines, in northern Indonesia, in Micronesia; Captain George Wilson and his crew in the service of the East India Company were shipwrecked on an island near Palau in 1783. The book tells how they were received by the natives and their king, and how they lived, until that the king had them build a ship to go to Macau, while entrusting his son to the care of Captain Wilson, so that he received a Western education. Georges Keate, using the captain's notebooks, drew up the voyage narration of the Antelope ship that departed from Macao. The introduction is a research in the literature of the existence of these islands. The book relates, of course, the habits and customs of the inhabitants. At the end of Volume II, a vocabulary of the Pelew language. It is interesting to note an episode which shows the king at war against the inhabitants of other islands, and who borrowed 5 men to the captain to accompany him to the war, the peaceful relations between the English and the king surely draw their origin from this curious diplomatic fact.The work was a great success, certainly because the testimony it rendered corresponded to this myth of the good savage that raged in Europe; Paul and Virginie de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre appeared on the same date. Chez Le Jay et Maradan à Paris 1788 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm) xiv (2) 384pp. relié

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        Le Jardin Anglois, poëme en quatre chants traduit de l&#146;anglois

      - Paris. Leroy. 1788. 3 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8, plein veau raciné, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, frise dorée en encadrement sur les plats.XIV pp; 160 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Federalist: A Collection of Essays,

      New York: J. and A. McLean,, 1788. Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, duodecimo in sixes (vol. I, 174 × 110 mm; vol. II 188 × 113 mm). Uncut in the original paper-backed boards, original number stamped to spine of vol. II. Vol. I backstrip replaced to style; vol. II largely unopened. Housed in matching late 20th-century red straight-grain morocco pull-off cases and red linen chemises. Black morocco book labels of Alfred Nathan. First blank and title leaf of vol. I torn across to remove early ownership inscription, loss to title including most of the word "The"; the remaining inscription reading: "John [–] New York April 9th St Dominic 1809" and listing the three authors. Some marking and early inkstains to boards of vol. I, light foxing and toning to same vol., small inkstain in margin of Q3v not affecting text; vol. II generally clean and fresh; a very good set. First edition of the "most famous and influential American political work" (Howes), and "one of the new nation's most important contributions to the theory of government" (Printing and the Mind of Man). The collection of 85 essays that came to be known as the Federalist Papers originated in the drive to ratify the Constitution, which was intended to replace the Articles of Confederation and create a more powerful and stable federal government. Ratification occurred on a state-by-state basis, and the essays were conceived by Alexander Hamilton as propaganda in support of the Constitution within New York State. The majority were written by Hamilton, later to become Secretary of the Treasury, and James Madison, "the father of the Constitution" who served as secretary of state under Jefferson and as president between 1809 and 1817. Published under the pseudonym Publius, the first essay in the series appeared on 27 October 1787 in the Independent Journal and continued in that and three other newspapers until 2 April the following year. The first 36 essays were published in book form on 22 March 1788, with the second volume appearing on 28 May, so that essays 78–85 were published as a book before their appearance in the press. The Federalist Papers have profoundly influenced the interpretation of the Constitution, and have been described by historian Richard B. Morris as an "incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer" (The Forging of the Union, p. 309). Only 500 copies were printed, and due to the size difference between vols. I and II, most sets include a second volume that has been trimmed down to match the first. Uncut sets in the original boards are extremely uncommon.

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        The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia or complete, Modern and Universal Dictionary Arts and Sciences. On an Entire New and Improved Plan, and including all the Modern Improvements and Latest Discoveries on the various Subjects. Containing a new, full, complete, general, accurate, and copious Digest and Display of the whole Theory and Practice of Liberal and Mechanical Arts Also the whole Circle of the Sciences, Human and Divine. Mit 161 Copperplates.

      London Hogg 1788 - 3 Vol. Großfolio. 1815 S. Modernes, hellbraunes Leder auf 6 Bünden, Rückenvergoldung, Innenkanten-Blindprägung. --- Bd. 3 am unt. Eck in unterschiedlich starkem Maße gebräunt (s. Abb), sonst teilweise etwas braunfleckig, 1 Blatt (S. 1781 / 1782) mit Ausriß am unt. Eck (20 Zeilen der linken Spalte fehlend, s. Abb.) Durch 161 Tafeln reich illustrierte Encyklopädie mit naturwissenschaftlichem Schwerpunkt von Aerostation, Akustik, Architekur, Astronomie, Festungswesen, Mathematik, Mechanik, Waffenkunde, Seefahrt, Muscheln, Fische, Vögel, Botanik, Zoologie etc. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. Modernes, hellbraunes Leder auf 6 Bünden, Rückenvergoldung, Innenkanten-Blindprägung. --- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Historical Account of Guinea

      its Situation, Produce, and the General Disposition of its Inhabitants. With an Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Slave Trade, its Nature and Lamentable Effects. New (4th) edition. 12mo. Later half red morocco, spine professionally rebacked, with marbled paper boards. Slight rubbing. Lacks half title page. Preliminary pages lightly foxed. Very good. xiii (of xv), 131pp. plus 1 page list of Tracts on Slavery. London, J. Phillips,

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        Sermons & c. I. On the Divisions among Christians. II. On the Necessity of Regeneration to future Happiness. III. The Scripture Doctrine of Election. IV. Extract of a Letter from Mr. Whitefield to Mr. Wesley. V. An Address to the Deists

      Printed by James Adams, for the author, Wilmington, Del 1788 - Duodecimo. xii, 13-295 (1)pp. Original calf with gilt lettering on red label of spine; raised bands. Contains list of subscriber, pages 287-295, and epilogue of the author at rear wherein he, amongst other things, warns copyright violators to expect his due diligence in tracking them down and persecute. Pattillo was a Scottish born pioneer Presbyterian minister, educator, and Patriot in North Carolina. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1758 by the Presbytery of Hanover. In 1784 the Granville parishioners presented him with a 300-acre farm on Spicemarrow Creek where Pattillo lived with his family until his death. In 1787 he was awarded an honorary masters degree in recognition of his accomplishments by the Hampden-Sydney College and in 1788 published a books of his sermons including the homilies. Inscribed Cora Lombard on inside front cover and "Presented to Adelaide G. Frost by Paul Watkins, Oct. 10, 1916" on front free endpaper. Binding with wear along edges, very small chips and closed tear at head of front joint, some staining and scuffing on covers. Some foxing and browning of endpapers. Page numbers for the five sermons added in handwriting on title page. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relacion del último Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la Fragata de S.M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza en los an(n)os de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS. Y Noticia de los Habitantes, Suelo, Clima y Producciones del Estrecho (+) Apéndice a la Relacion del Viage al Magallanes de la Fragata de Guerra Santa Maria de la Cabeza, que contiene el de los Paquebotes Santa Casilda y Santa Eulalia para completar el reconocimiento del estrecho en los an(n)os de 1788 y 1789. 2 Vols.

      Madrid, 1788-93. 4to. Bound in 2 nice contemp. full sprinkled calf. Gilt borders on covers, 5 raised bands, gilt spine, titlelabels with gilt lettering. The Appendice slightly different bound, but matching. Fine marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait. (6),XVI,359 pp. and 4 folded tables, 4 large folded engraved maps. Appendix: (4),128 pp., 1 folded table and 1 folded engraved map. Clean and fine printed on thick paper. A small wormtract in top of the last 2 maps and the last few leaves (margins). ¶ First edition of two importent expeditions by Antonio de Córdoba. The first voyage was made with the intention of surveying the Straits of Magellan to see if it was advisable for the Spaniards to continue to use it as a route to the Pacific. It also includes a history of the discovery of the strait, as well as of the expeditions of Cabot, Drake, Bougainville, Carmargo and others. The second voyage includes an interesting account by Cevallos of the first encounter with the natives.Sabin, 16765.

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        Oeuvres Posthumes de Fréderic II, Roi de Prusse. 15 Bde. Berlin, chez Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils 1788. 4to. Mit 1 gestochenen Porträt Friedrich d. Grossen von Frisch nach Berger.

      app 4000 pages sider, Berlin, Voss und Decker,, 1788, Bound in uniform beautifull contemporary half calf with rich golddevoration and goldprint on spines, very fine copy Min. Name on titelpage

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        Chymisches Wörterbuch oder allgemeine Begriffe der Chymie nach alphabetischer Ordnung. Aus dem Französischen nach der zweyten Ausgabe übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Gottfried Leonhardi. 2. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 7 Bände.

      Leipzig Weidmann -91 1788 - (20,5 x 12 cm). Zus. ca. 5900 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Halblederbände der Zeit. Vollständiges Exemplar der zweiten deutschen Ausgabe, gegenüber der ersten deutschen Ausgabe um 1600 Seiten vermehrt sowie durch ein 580 Seiten umfassendes Register erschlossen. Sein in mehrere Sprachen übersetztes Hauptwerk ist das erste wissenschaftliche Lexikon der Chemie und gilt als unentbehrliches Nachschlagewerk. - "Macquer was the author of the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense" (Partington). - Durchgehend gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Vorsätze gestempelt. Band 1 gegen Ende mit schwachem Fleckenrand und leichten Beschädigungen im unteren Rand der letzten vier Blätter, des hinteren Vorsatzes und des hinteren Deckels. Einbände gering berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in uniform gebundenen zeitgenössischen Einbänden. - DSB 8, 623; Ferchl 332; Partington III, 82, IX; Cole 878; Bolton 68; Ferguson II, 60 (Anm.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to various parts of Asia. In 2 volumes

      First Edition, xvi+ 442+ vi+ 554 pages sider, Edinburgh Printed for William Creech, 1788, Bound in 2 fine contemporary full claf with raised bands and red titellabels with goldprint , with line decoration in gold on spines fine copies with almost no foxin With 2 large folding engraved maps in very fine condition

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        Mappe Monde, Contenant les Parties Connues de Globe Terrestre. Dressée Suivant de Nouvelles Observations.

      Paris, Jean Mondhare 1788. Rare world map showing a double hemisphere, richly decorated with allegorical and classical scenes. All late-handcoulored in a very attractive way. The western hempisphere is supported by Hercules who is draped in his traditional lion skin, the eastern hemisphere is supported by Atlas. The two allegorical figures are flanked by polar celestial maps and are separated by an armillary sphere with a Ptolemaic solar system on the left and a Copernician solar system on the right. Richly decorated title cartouche with the French royal arms on top, surrounded by angels. The hemispheres provide a fine depiction of the most up-to-date information derived from contemporary explorations, showing the tracks of numerous routes of exploration. Mounted in a modern blue passe partout and framed in a modern gilt frame. Map: H. 70 x L. 140 cm. Including frame: H. 130 x L. 160 cm. The Clouet / Mondhare world map is one of the most decorative double hemisphere wall maps of the world published in the second half of the eighteenth century. It was designed to be both a spectacular object and a statement of the worldliness of the owners, as it was utilized by the French Aristocracy in decorating libraries and salons and depicting the progress of the exploration of the world and scientific models of the known universe, decorated with imagery from the classical world.

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        The Works of Thomas Sydenham, M.D. on Acute and Chronic Diseases; Wherein Their Histories and Modes of Cure, As Recited by Him, are Delivered with Accuracy and Perspicuity. To Which are Surjoined Notes, Corrective and Explanatory, From the Most Eminent Medical Writers; Adapting the Whole to the Present Improved State of Physic, and Shewing Under What Classes, Orders, and Genera, Most of the Complaints Treated of are Arranged by Nosologists: With a Variety of Annotations by George Wallis, M.D.

      London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson et al, 1788. Leather bound. Good +. 2 vols.: li, [5], 480; [1], 484, [42] p. 22 cm. Full leather. Some chipping to spine heads and bumped corners. Ink inscriptions on title pages. Dark mark p. xlvii. Small worm holes bottom corners of first two pages in vol. II. English physician Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) was the undisputed master of the 17th-century English medical world and was even known as 'The English Hippocrates'. Among his many achievements was the discovery of a disease, Sydenham's Chorea, also known as St Vitus Dance. He has also been recognized as a founder of clinical medicine and epidemiology. As a Puritan, he fought for Parliament during the Civil War, after which Cromwell helped him set up his medical practice in Westminster. Annotations by George Wallis.

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        Observations on a Guinea voyage in a series of letters addressed to the Rev Thomas Clarkson

      First edition. With an early use of the "Am I not a man and a brother" medallion on the title-page. 8vo. Title-page and verso of final leaf toned, with small (30mm.) repair to crack in top corner of title-page, final leaf glued a little high in the gutter to free end paper, otherwise a crisp copy bound in later quarter calf and green moire cloth boards. [4], 36pp. London, James Phillips,

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        The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788. To deliberate and decide on the Form of Federal Government recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th September, 1787. Taken in short hand

      First edition. This rare volume documents Alexander Hamilton's heroic efforts to secure New York's ratification of the Constitution. In September 1787 the General Convention in Philadelphia sent the proposed Constitution to the states for ratification. One of the most contentious battlegrounds was New York. Without its ratification the new nation would be crippled from the outset. Alexander Hamilton, leader of the New York Federalists, laid the groundwork for his campaign by publishing a series of Federalist papers in newspapers beginning in October 1787. But by June 1788 he saw that the effort was in trouble. Hamilton wrote to James Madison, "the more I can penetrate the views of the anti-federal party in this state, the more I dread the consequences of the non adoption of the Constitution by any of the other states, the more I fear an eventual disunion and civil war." When the New York convention commenced that month, ratification was in jeopardy: Anti-Federalist delegates out-numbered Federalists 47 to 20. An experienced and eloquent courtroom advocate, Hamilton marshaled every argument available to the Federalists. In these speeches Hamilton presents in detail the central themes of the debate: balance of powers, federalism, the bicameral legislature, representation and apportionment, the power of the executive, defense, and so on. This rare volume presents many of the speeches of Hamilton, John Jay and other Federalists, as well as those of George Clinton and the other anti-Federalists. REVISED BY HAMILTON FOR PUBLICATION. "From a letter in the Lamb papers (NYHS) it appears probable that at least Hamilton, Jay and Lansing revised their speeches, though Francis Childs, the reporter, virtually in his preface says that no such revision took place." (P.L. Ford, Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States). Thanks to Hamilton's efforts, New York ratified the Constitution by a vote of 30-27. This rare volume represents a pivotal moment in the establishment of the new nation. VERY RARE. Only two other examples (the Streeter copy and a rebound copy with library stamps) appear in the auction records of the past century.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Frentzel n. D.F. Sotzmann b. Simon Schropp, "Generalcharte von der Alte Marck entworffen und mit Genehmigung der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin . zu finden bey J.A. Kunz . Berlin 1788".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1788, 44 x 47,5 Seltene Karte der Altmark.- Scharfe, Abriss der Kartographie Brandenburgs, 1771-1821, S. 304, 194. Unten rechts die Titelkartusche, unten links Zeichenerklärung. - Zeigt die Kreise der Altmark. Gebiet: Lüchow, Werben, Tangermünde, Neu Haldensleben. - Bugfalte restauriert. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Neues Palais, "Vue du Palais Royal, Dit Nouveau Palais. Dediée San Altesse Serenissime Madame la Duchesse de Bronsviv née Princesse de Würtenberg - Oels etc. etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Nagel ?) n. Johann Samuel Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1788, 24,4 x 37,3 Sehr selten ! Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 413, II und Abb. Farbtafel II. Das dort abgebildete Blatt weicht aber von dem vorliegenden ab. Unser Blatt mit geänderter Staffage, rechts ist eine Schute abgebildet, ber ohne Segel und am Havelufer befinden sich nunmehr Schwäne. Hier vorliegend auch ohne Nummerierung und ohne den Namen des Künstlers. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Federalist: a collection of essays written in favor of the new constitution

      New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788 A spectacular association copy of The Federalist in original boards. Two volumes. Original boards, rebacked in paper, untrimmed. Title reinserted in volume one, light foxing, a few stains, minor repair to last leaf. An outstanding set. First edition of The Federalist, the most sought-after of all American books. An exceptional copy in the original boards, with the edges untrimmed. A splendid association copy from the library of Major Roger Alden. Alden enlisted as a soldier in Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec in September 1776. He fought at Germantown in October 1777, and spent the winter at Valley Forge. He rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as aide-de camp, with the brevet rank of Major, to Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington. After the war Alden was elected deputy secretary of the Continental Congress, became deputy secretary of Foreign Affairs under Washington, and was the man entrusted with the original Constitution after its signing. "On September 18, 1787, the morning after it had been signed, the [Constitution] was placed on the 11:00 a.m. stagecoach for delivery to the Congress in New York City. There all the papers of the Convention were entrusted to Roger Alden, deputy secretary of the Congress" (Kammen, A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture, p. 72). Two years later, Alden was again entrusted with the great state papers, this time including the Declaration of Independence. When the new government was formed in 1789, President Washington ordered Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress, "to deliver the Books, Records, and papers and the late Congress, the Great Seal to Mr. Roger Alden, the late Deputy Secretary of Congress; who is requested to take charge of them until farther directions shall be given." Alden was keenly interested in the debates surrounding the new government, and he evidently treasured his copy of The Federalist, signing each volume on the cover and on the title. "Few issues in American history have engrossed public attention like the debate about whether to adopt the Constitution. Roger Alden joked to brother-in-law Samuel William Johnson [in a letter dated December 31, 1787] that 'the report of the Convention affords a fruitful subject for wits, politicians and Law-makers-the presses, which conceived by the incubation of the Convention are delivered from the pangs of travail, & have become prolific indeed-the offspring is so numerous, that the public ear has become deaf to the cries of the distressed, and grow impatient for the christening of the first born'" (Kramer, "Putting the Politics Back into the Political Safeguards of Federalism" in Columbia Law Review, January 2000, p. 251). In July 1789, the First Congress under the new Constitution created the Department of Foreign Affairs and directed that its Secretary should have "the custody and charge of all records, books, and papers" kept by the department of the same name under the old government. When Washington wrote to Thomas Jefferson in Paris on October 13, 1789, offering him the post of Secretary of State, he suggested Roger Alden to be his assistant: "Unwilling, as I am, to interfere in the direction of your choice of assistants, I shall only take the liberty of observing to you, that, from warm recommendations which I have received in behalf of Roger Alden, Esq., assistant Secretary to the late Congress, I have placed all the papers thereunto belonging, under his care. Those papers, which more properly appertain to the office of Foreign Affairs, are under the superintendence of Mr. Jay, who has been so obliging as to continue his good offices, and they are in the immediate charge of Mr. Remsen." This extraordinary survival, worthy of the most discriminating collector, combines excellent original condition with an outstanding Founding era provenance. This is one of the most desirable examples of The Federalist remaining in private hands. Provenance: Roger Alden (175.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte des Freystaats Ury. ErsterTheil, bis zur Errichtung des Sempacher Briefs in 1393. Zweyter Theil, bis auf das Verkommniss zu Stans in 1481. (mehr nicht erschienen). 2 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      - Zug, Joh. Michael Aloys Blunschi 1788-1790. Kl.8°. XVI, 254 S., 1 Bl.; 8 Bl., 245 S. Halbleder der Zeit. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. Rücken von Band 1 oben mit 1 cm grosser Fehlstelle. Stockfleckig. Band 2 gegen Ende mit Wasserfleck im oberen Rand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Del commercio dei popoli neutrali in tempo di guerra trattato di Gio. M. Lampredi. Parte 1 [- 2.]

      S.t., In Firenze 1788 - 2 volumi in-8, pp. (4), 248; pp. (4), 283, (1). Belle legature coeve in piena pelle marezzata, dorsi a nervi con scomparti riccamente dorati, titoli e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro su tasselli in marocchino porpora, tagli di rosso, ex lbris all'occhietto "G. Prandi". Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Bibliografia: Einaudi, 3199. Non in Kress. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1) Oeuvres posthumes. Seconde édition originale.

      Berlin, Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils [et Treuttel pour les tomes I, II, IV, V, IX, XI et XIV], 1788, pleine basane de l'époque, dos ornés. - 15 tomes en 9 volumes in-8 ; Orné de 1 portrait.Détail des Oeuvres posthumes :Tomes I et II : 1 portrait-(6)-288 pp. et (6)-331 pp. Histoires de mon tempsTomes III et IV : (2)-358-(2) pp. et (2)-422 pp. Histoire de la Guerre de Sept AnsTome V : (2)-354-(2) pp. Mémoires depuis la paix de Hubertsbourg 1763 jusqu'à la fin du partage de la Pologne 1775 ; Mémoires de la guerre de 1778Tome VI : (2)-329-(3) pp. Considérations sur l'état présent du corps politique de l'Europe ; Essai sur les formes de gouvernement et sur les devoirs des souverains ; Dialogue des morts entre le Prince Eugène, Milord Marlborough, et le Prince de Liechtenstein ; Dialogue des morts entre le Duc de Choiseul, le Comte de Struensée, et Socrate ; Examen critique du système de la nature ; Avant-propos sur la Henriade de Mr de Voltaire ; Dissertation sur l'innocence des erreurs de l'esprit ; PoésiesTome VII : (2)-365-(7) pp. Poésies (suite)Tome VIII : (2)-376-(4) pp. Poésies (suite) ; Correspondance : Lettres à Monsieur de VoltaireTome IX : (2)-382 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres à Monsieur de VoltaireTome X : (2)-348 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres à Monsieur de Voltaire ; Lettres à la Marquise du Châtelet ; Lettres au Marquis d'ArgensTomes XI : 335 pp. Correspondance : Lettres à Monsieur d'AlembertTome XII : 316 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres à Monsieur d'Alembert ; Lettres mêlées ; Lettres de la Marquise du Chastelet au RoiTome XIII : 352 pp. Correspondance : Lettres du Marquis d'Argens au RoiTome XIV : 287 pp. Correspondance : Lettres de Monsieur d'Alembert au RoiTome XV : 284 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres de Monsieur d'Alembert au Roi ; Lettres de Monsieur de Fontenelle au Roi ; Lettres de Monsieur Rollin au Roi ; Lettres du Marquis de Condorcet au RoiOn joint :2) Supplément aux oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse, pour servir de suite à l'édition originale. Tome I. Berlin, Vos et Fils et Decker et Fils, 1789, (2)-318-pp [335] à 462-(2) pp. Le faux-titre porte : Oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, tome XVI.La pagination saute sans manque de 318 à 335 (cf. la table).Ce Supplément contient : Le Palladion, poëme grave ; La guerre des confédérés. Poëme ; Poésies diverses ; Tantale en procès. Comédie ; Portrait de M. de Voltaire 1756 ; L'école du monde, comédie et trois actes, faite par Monsieur Satyricus, pour être jouée incognito.On joint également : 3) Oeuvres de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse. Publiées du vivant de l'auteur. Berlin, Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils et Treuttel, 1789. 4 volumes de (4)-XX-439 pp. ; XI-(1)-400-(3) pp. ; (2)-458-(4) pp. et (2)-409-(5) pp.Ces quatre volumes des Oeuvres publiées du vivant de Frédéric II contiennent : Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la Maison de Brandebourg ; Du militaire, depuis son institution jusqu'à la fin du règne de Frédéric-Guillaume ; Des moeurs, des coutumes, de l'industrie, du progrès de l'esprit humain dans les arts et dans les sciences ; Du gouvernement ancien et moderne du Brandebourg (tome I) ;Anti-Machiavel, ou examen du Prince de Machiavel : Mélanges philosophiques et littéraires : Dissertation sur les raisons d'établir ou d'abroger les lois ; Discours sur les satiriques ; Discours sur les libelles ; Discours sur la guerre ; Essai sur l'amour propre envisagé comme principe de morale ; Examen de l'essai sur les préjugés ; Sur l'éducation ; Dialogue de morale à l'usage de la jeune noblesse ; De l'utilité des sciences et des arts dans un état (tome II) ;Mélanges philosophiques et littéraires. Suite : Lettres sur l'amour de la patrie ou correspondance d'Anapistémon et de Philopatros ; De la littérature allemande [.] ; Eloges : E. de Jordan ; E. de Goltze ; E. du Baron de Knobelsdorf ; E. de La Mettrie ; E. du général de Still ; E. de Voltaire ; Pièces militaires : Instruction militaire [.] pour ses généraux ; Réflexions sur les talens militaires et sur le caractère de Charles XII Roi de Suède ; Des marches d'armées, et de ce qu'il faut observer à cet égard ; Inst [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kriegstheater oder Graenzkarte Oesterreichs, Russlands, und der Türkey

      Artist: Müller Johann Sebastian (d) ; issued in: Vienna; date: (d)1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 72; - description: Map shows the black sea with the peninsula Krim, partly Ukraine, Russia, Balkan and Turkey

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