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         THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (SIX VOLUMES, COMPLETE)

      London, England: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1788. Mixed Set: (First Edition Vols. II - VI, Third Issue, Vol. I). Leather-bound. Very Good Plus. Complete in 6 thick large quarto 4to volumes. (11 3/8" x 9 1/4"). Vol. 1, 704 + lxxxviii, Notes; Vol. 2, Table of Contents to Vol. 1, Table of Contents to Vol. 2, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 3, Table of Contents to Vol. 3, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 4, Preface, Contents, 620 pp.; Vol. 5, 684 pp. Vol. 6, 646 pp. + General Index. Half-title pages and errata present. Bound uniformly in early, most likely original, full polished, mottled calf, (similar to tree calf) and rebacked to sympathetic period style. Boards are bright, with modest wear at edges and corners. Dual contrasting leather spine labels, bright and unchipped. Spine compartments ornamented in gilt. Original heavy laid cotton rag endpapers, guarded by japan paper. Handmade laid paper throughout is high-quality rag stock. No library or ex-library markings. Original hand-sewn headbands and tailbands and silk ribbon placemarkers present (some remnant only). Three original folding maps, large, well- struck on heavy stock, and clean. Eastern Roman Empire map shows some professionally repaired paper weld repair of crease-wear-and-tear on reverse side. Western Roman Empire map reveals at least one paper weld repair on reverse side. Light foxing to text and maps -- less than is often found for this set. Vol. I engraved frontispiece portrait of Edward Gibbon by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Volumes II through VI (are the true London Large Quarto First Edition, issued 1781 through1788. Volume I is the revised third issue, which,though issued but one year after the first issue of Volume I (in 1777), it is the first with Gibbon's final revisions, and preferred footnotes at the bottoms of the pages. Professor J. B. (John Bagnall) Bury notes in a 1909 edition the many changes Gibbon made in this "Third Edition" of volume I: "...for the sake not of correcting mis-statements of fact, but of improving the turn of the sentence or securing greater accuracy of expression." All indications point toward Gibbon himself considering the resulting text definitive -- no further such emendations were offered in the next (1781) reprinting. Further, one of his most important presentation copies to his benefactor of the complete set is recorded by Norton as, "A set made up of Vol. 1, Third Edition, volumes 2 through 6 First Editions, bound in red morocco, presented to Lord Sheffield by Gibbon, with an inscription in his hand-writing, sold at Sotheby's on June 26, 1933." Thus, this (mixed) issue constitutes the textural standard, reprinted for more than 200 years, without significant emendation. (Quoted and paraphrased from A Bibliography of the Works of Edward Gibbon by J.E. Norton, Oxford U. Press, 1940.). "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works. Whereas other eighteenth-century writers in this field such as Voltaire are still quoted with respect, the Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read." PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN, P. 220 Gibbon (1737-1794) conceived of his plan for Decline and Fall while "musing amid the ruins of the Capitol" on a visit to Rome. For the next 10 years he worked away at his great history, which traces the decadence of the late empire from the time of the Antonines and the rise of Western Christianity. "The confusion of the times, and the scarcity of authentic memorials, pose equal difficulties to the historian, who attempts to preserve a clear and unbroken thread of narration," he writes. The first edition of Gibbon's work was printed over time, the first three volumes being printed between 1776 and 1781. The engraved portrait of Gibbon here in Vol. 1 was issued separately in 1780 -- presumably supplied to many early subscribers. In this set portrait is found as frontis illustration to Vol. 1, as usual for the set, with the large Eastern Roman Empire large folding map and the somewhat smaller Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople in Vol. 2 (as called for) and the Western Roman Empire folding map in Vol. 3 (as called for). The first issue of Vol. 1 appeared in 1776. An immediate commercial success, a second issue of a thousand copies, errors uncorrected, was printed released on June 3, 1776. "Gibbon wrote on March 29, 1777 , 'We are now printing a third edition in quarto of 1000 copies. Gibbon now agrees to take David Hume's advice and print the footnotes at the bottom of the pages. "The notes at the bottom take up much less space than I could have imagined," he wrote. A postscript was added to the preface with Gibbon declaring his intention to complete the additional volumes. Bears the bookplates of William Sotheby, member of an important English literary family. The 1777 - 1788 London Quarto Edition is recognized as a landmark of history and of literature in English. Only a handful of complete and collectible sets are offered worldwide. A lovely, restored set, the mixing of which constitutes the earliest authoritative edition of this monumental literary achievement.

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         Handschriftliches Kochbuch um 1750-1788.

      Um 1750-1788. (Wohl süddeutscher Raum). - Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. Ca. 250 Blatt. 19,5 x 15,5 cm. Halbleder der Zeit. Umfangreiches Koch, ohne Titelblatt, gleich mit dem ersten Rezept beginnend. Einträge von 2 unterschiedlichen Händen verfasst: recht einheitlich bis Blatt 144, dann von anderer Hand fortgesetzt, die letzten Blatt mit Register und ein paar ergänzenden Rezepten. Bringt u.a.: Rebhendl Suppen; Mandl Suppen, ein gelegte junge Hendl; Die gefilten Ömelet; Marcipan Dortten zu machen; Die Socolati Dorten; Die rotte Sülz; Die gelbe Sülz; Die gebackene Melonen etc. Umfangreiches Kochbuch mit einer Fülle von Rezepten. - Einband bestoßen und beschabt, oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle, ein Bindeband fehlt. Innen teils fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, mit einigen kleinen Wurmspuren. Insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Meyer-Pomplun]
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         View of Part of the City of Manheim.

      London Dec.1st 1788 - Original hand-coloured aquatint of the city as seen from the Rhine.Full margins, some re-colouring. Plate size: 17 x 20 inches

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         Oeuvres Philosophiques. Tome I-VII en 6. Nouvelle edition. Londre

      1788 - New edition. 7 vols. in 6. 12mo, contemporary full calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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         Oeuvres Philosophiques, traduites de l'anglois. Nouvelle édition.

      Londres, 1788. - 7 tomes en 3 volumes in-12. 2ff. 262pp. 1f. + 1f. 229pp. + 2ff. 199pp. et 2ff. 135pp. + 2ff. 319pp. et 2ff. 415pp. + 2ff. 268pp. 1f. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque restaurée). Edition Collective la plus complète, augmentée des traités d'Economie Politique de Hume ("Essais sur le Commerce, le Luxe, l'Argent, les Intérêts de l'Argent, les Impôts, le Crédit Public, la Balance du Commerce"). Les "Essais Philosophiques sur l'Entendement Humain" occupent les 2 premiers tomes. Exemplaire relié à l'époque sans le titre du tome 2, qui est joint aux tomes 1 et 3 dans le premier volume. Brunissures marginales aux premiers et derniers feuillets de chaque volume, dues à l'encollage des contreplats. Assez bon exemplaire par ailleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sechsteiliger Zyklus mit Schlachtendarstellungen aus den eidgenössischen Befreiungskriegen. / Ensemble de 6 planches des ?Batailles suisses? gravées par Laurent Louis Midart.

      à Berne chéz P.F. Tefsaro Md. d?Estampes, (Tessaro - Marchand d?Estampes), 1780 - 1788, - Image: 28,5 / 46,5 cm, 6 zeitgen. handkolorierte Radierungen: Schlacht bei: - Sempach / - Dornach / - Laupen / - Murten / - Näfels / - Morgarten, 6 Blatt / 6 feuilles. Der vollständige Zyklus, alle Darstellungen wunderbar zeitgenössisch handkoloriert. Alle Schlachten mit gestochenen Legenden in französisch und in Verkauf gebracht ?à Berne chez P.F. Tefsaro Md. d?Estampes?, bekannt sind auch Exemplare, die durch Midart selber in Solothurn zum Verkauf angeboten wurden, original koloriert sind die Radierungen allerdings sehr selten.Exceptionnel cycle des 6 batailles suisses. L?ensemble est magnifiquement mis en couleurs d?époque. Rare. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. L. Schubiger-Serandrei: Werkkatalog von Laurent Louis Midart (1992) Kat, n° 35/I, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40; Tessaro Md. d?Estampes, nachgewiesen bis 1810 (cf. N. König, Description de la Vile de Berne, 1810).

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         ALS to 'My dear Doctor' (Richard Brocklesby) from Princes Court. Feb. 26. 'You know to what a low ebb patriotism and politicks are sunk .'

      [c.1788?] - 11 lines on one page quarto, verso blank; old folds, final blank sl. dusted with minimal signs of letter having at some time been tipped in to an album. To his doctor the eminent physician and reformer Richard Brocklesby with whom Wilkes studied at Leiden. Wilkes asks his old friend and schoolfellow a favour of a discount 'of the enclosed note of forty guineas . I am sure private friendship will ever preponderate in your heart' Wilkes lived at Prince's Court between September 1788 and 1790. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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         St. Patrick's Day; or, the Scheming Lieutenant. A Comic Opera: as it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, Smoke-Alley

      [Dublin]: Printed for the Booksellers, 1788. First edition. 27, [1] pp. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine divided into six compartments, one with red morocco spine label ("Plays"), the rest gilt with small crane tool. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, small library label to front cover, faint pencil notes on title-pages identifying authors, note on flyleaf in 19th-century hand listing contents, bookplate. First edition. 27, [1] pp. 8vo. [in:] A Volume of Plays, as They are Acted at the Theatre-Royal, Smoke-Alley. Dublin. Containing The Young Quaker, The Castle of Andalusia, St Patrick's Day, The Mogul Tale, Belphegor; or, The Wishes, The Son in Law. [Dublin]: Printed for the Booksellers, 1788. The first edition, unauthorized, of Sheridan's St. Patrick's Day, bound with five other contemporary plays, each with its own title page and a general title ("A Volume of Plays"). The other plays include three by John O'Keeffe (The Young Quaker, The Castle of Andulsia, and The Son-in-Law), Elizabeth Inchbald's The Mogul Tale and Miles Peter Andrews' Belphegor. The Rothschild catalogue conjectures that the plays "were probably printed together with the intention of separating them for sale," though the presence of the general title in this copy argues that the plays were also to be sold together. The plays were certainly printed together, as the registration is continuous (for example, the first three leaves of St. Patrick's Day are unsigned E4-6). St. Patrick's Day was first performed at Covent Garden on 2 May 1775, but no authorized edition was printed in Sheridan's lifetime. Rare, with only one copy recorded sold at auction by ABPC (Sotheby's London, 1975); ESTC lists 14 copies of the individual play (T48537) and 3 copies of the volume of plays (N48781). Ashley V, p. 155; Rothschild 1848; Williams, p. 229

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         Vue d un tobeau avec escalier/ view of a tomb with a flight of stairs

      Artist: Engelmann Godefroy ( - 1839) Paris; issued in: ; date: ca 1830 1788 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 27 x 35; - description: View of a tomb in Petra.; -vita of the artist: Godefroy Engelmann was a 19th-century Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer.Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, a small town near the France/Switzerland/Germany border. At the time of his birth Mulhouse was a free German republic associated with the Swiss Confederation, but was annexed by France 10 years later. He died in that same town in 1839, from a tumor in his neck.Engelmann trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux, and he studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault?s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he travelled to Munich, Germany to study lithography, a German invention. The following spring, he founded La Société Lithotypique de Mulhouse. In June 1816 he opened a workshop in Paris.Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to France and later, commercializing chromolithography. In 1837 he was granted an English patent for a process of chromolithography that provided consistently high-quality results.Throughout his life, he produced large numbers of prints, including numerous plates for Baron Isidore Justin Séverin Taylor's celebrated collection of lithographs, «Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l?ancienne France».Engelmann's Paris printing company, -Engelmann et Graf- was passed on to his son, Godefroy Engelmann II (born 1819), who carried on his father's work with the same high artistic quality until his own death in 1897.

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         Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland [I–II]

      London: Printed for the Author, and sold by Edwards also by Edwards's, in Halifax. 1788. - Two parts, 4to., pp. iv, 27, [1] [25 leaves]; 11, [1], [25 leaves], the unnumbered leaves prints on rectos only, with an etched illustration at the head (all signed by Cardonnel) and a letterpress description below; a fine copy, with the etchings printed in sepia, in contemporary red morocco by Edwards of Halifax, covers gilt with a border of wheels and floral sprays, spine gilt in compartments and lettered direct.First edition, the very rare issue with the plates in sepia, printed directly onto thick wove paper.Picturesque Antiquities is the chief work of the Scottish doctor turned antiquarian Adam Cardonnel, who assisted Francis Grose with his studies on Scotland in 1788-91 (Burns wrote to Grose care of Cardonnel in 1789). Cardonnel provided both the delightful illustrations and the text here, his work having one foot in the Picturesque movement and one in the revival of interest in the Gothic. Shortly afterward, in 1791, he left Scotland, having succeeded to estates in Northumberland, and took the name Adam Mansfeldt de Cardonnel-Lawson.The work went through several forms. This, the first, is found more commonly with the illustrations on india paper, pasted above the letterpress text; we can find no record of a sepia printing, nor of a quarto issue with the engravings printed directly on the paper. An octavo issue followed, and then a reprint of the quarto with a new introduction, still dated '1788' but probably printed to coincide with the publication of two further parts in 1793.See G. E. Bentley, The Edwardses of Halifax, Appendix 2 pp.76-84 Language: English [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Life of Captain James Cook

      G. Nicol et G.G. & J. Robinson 1788 - In-4 (290 x 233 mm) de 1 portrait, XVI, 527 pp.ch. ; demi-basane fauve à coins, dos lisse orné de filets, pièce de titre de maroquin olive, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Hill (2), 935 ; Holmes, 69 ; Lada-Mocarski, 40 ; O'Reilly-Reitman, 455. Édition originale. La première biographie du Capitaine Cook, basée sur des sources provenant de l'Amirauté et de documents en possession de Joseph Banks. L'ouvrage comporte de précieux renseignements sur la période de la vie de Cook précédant les grands voyages, notamment sur son rôle à bord du Mercury, sur le Saint-Laurent, pendant le siège de Québec. "Première biographie de Cook et précis de ses trois voyages. Reproduit le témoignage de Samwell sur la mort de Cook et, en appendice, l'ode de Helen Maria Williams The Morai" (O'Reilly). "The Newfoundland and Labrador surveys are discussed, and the three voyages dealt with in great narrative depth. Kippis includes most of Samwell's narrative of Cook's death, and gives accounts of various tributes to Cook" (Hill). Bon exemplaire ; coins frottés et émoussés, accroc à la coiffe sup., portrait un peu piqué. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Life of Captain James Cook

      Chamberlaine, Dublin 1788 - Prima edizione irlandese stampata lo stesso anno della prima londinese, in 8°, in piena pelle, dorso a due bande, xvi, pp. 527, bella copia, interno pulitoe carte fruscianti, prima grande biografia di J.Cook, contiene anche "precis" dei 3 viaggi con informazioni da fonti originali, include morte e tributi al Capt.Cook, biografie di Green (astronomo), Ledyard (marinaio USA) e Capt. Clerke. First Irish edition printed the same year of the first Londoner, in 8°, full leather 2 ribbed back, xvi, pp. 527, fine copy, clean interior and rustling leaves, first great biography of J. Cook, also includes "details" of the 3 trips with information from original sources, including death and tributes to Capt. Cook, biographies of Green (astronomer), Ledyard ( US sailor) and Capt. Clerke. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The life of captain james cook

      Printed by J. J. Tourneisen, Basil 1788 - Two volumes bound as one. xii, [2], 302, [2]; [4], 326pp. With a publisher's advertisement leaf to the end of Vol. I. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to joints, insect damage to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamps of the 'Baron de Chapelain' to title-page of Vol. I, very occasional marginal annotations, lightly foxed. The first continental edition of this popular biography of explorer Captain James Cook first printed in 1778. The author, Presbyterian minister Andrew Kippis (1725-1795), is primarily remembered for his editorship of his celebrated Biographia Britannica - the fourth volume of which contained this work. ESTC T147374. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN COOK.

      Dublin, printed for Messrs. H. Chamberlaine, W Colles et al. 1788. FIRST IRISH EDITION 1788. Pirated edition printed just after the first quarto edition. 8vo, approximately 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, pages: xvi, [1] 2--527, lacks half-title, the Appendix is "the Morai, an Ode by Miss Helen Maria Williams", bound in full sprinkled calf, red gilt lettered label to spine, gilt anchors and gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine, light scratches to covers, last page has tip of corner repaired, wormhole in outer margin persisting through the whole book, nowhere near text, varying in size but mostly pinhole size, another 2 small worm tracks from page 485 to the end runnimg through the text and affecting a few letters, but all easily understood, some pale staining affecting the last 5 pages in the Appendix, 2 tiny repairs to blank side of last page, small ink name crossed through on title page, occasional pale age-browning, occasional pale spot to margins, otherwise a good tight copy. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 79; Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 by David W. Forbes, Volume 1, page 125 No. 152; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1 page 164. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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         Uebersicht der politischen Lage und des Handelszustandes von St. Domingo.

      Haug, Leipzig 1788 - nebst einer Geschichte der Entdeckung und Anbauung dieser Insel. Mit 1 gefalt. Tabelle die sehr interessante Informationen zu Ausfuhren des jahres 1767 auflistet (Gewicht, Wert und Zölle inkl. der Umrechnung in Reichsthaler). 1 Bl., IV S., 1 Bl., 376 S. Hldr. d. Zt. , Papierbezug der Deckel gelöst. Tls. leicht fleckig.  Fromm 21444 (andere Verlagsangabe). Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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         Braia dos mineros a Rio- Janeiro

      Artist: Engelmann Godefroy ( - 1839) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1820 1788 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 24 x 33; - description: View of the harbour of Rio de Janeiro.; -vita of the artist: Godefroy Engelmann was a 19th-century Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer.Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, a small town near the France/Switzerland/Germany border. At the time of his birth Mulhouse was a free German republic associated with the Swiss Confederation, but was annexed by France 10 years later. He died in that same town in 1839, from a tumor in his neck.Engelmann trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux, and he studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault?s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he travelled to Munich, Germany to study lithography, a German invention. The following spring, he founded La Société Lithotypique de Mulhouse. In June 1816 he opened a workshop in Paris.Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to France and later, commercializing chromolithography. In 1837 he was granted an English patent for a process of chromolithography that provided consistently high-quality results.Throughout his life, he produced large numbers of prints, including numerous plates for Baron Isidore Justin Séverin Taylor's celebrated collection of lithographs, «Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l?ancienne France».Engelmann's Paris printing company, -Engelmann et Graf- was passed on to his son, Godefroy Engelmann II (born 1819), who carried on his father's work with the same high artistic quality until his own death in 1897.

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         Recueil de cartes géographiques, Plans, Vues et Medailles de l’Ancienne Grèce, relatifs au voyage du Jeune Anacharsis, précédé d'une analyse critique des cartes.

      Chez De Bure, París 1788 - Tamaño 21,5 x 27 cm. Se compone de una introducción a los planos, numerada en romanos, de 39 folios + 31 grabados, muchos de ellos plegados o a doble página, con laminas reproduciendo mapas, edificios y medallas de la antigua Grecia. El libro que ofrecemos carece de cubiertas, requiere restauración y una nueva encuadernación, pero el ejemplar dispone de suficiente margen alrededor de la caja de texto, ya que no ha sido anteriormente guillotinado y conserva los márgenes originales. El estado de conservación del papel es bueno, salvo una ligera mancha de humedad que afecta a las tres primeras hojas.

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         Consultation pour les Actionnaires de la Compagnie des Indes.

      Paris Lottin & Lottin 1788 - 4to., with a woodcut impression of the arms of the French East India Company on title-page, 103 + (1) + 24pp., with a large folding table, well bound fairly recently in marbled boards with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, uncut. A fine, large, copy. First edition. A substantial paper relating to the termination of the old Compagnie des Indes and the creation of the new one. The author pleads the case for the continuation of the old company: 'La Compagnie existe & son existence est la propriété de plusieurs milliers d'hommes. Cette propriété est attaquée, & nous sommes appelés à son secours'. (p.4). The life of the Compagnie Française des Indes Orientales was a short one after Lord Clive's largely successful anti-French campaigns in India. Louis XVI decided to nationalise the Company's assets and, between 1769 and about 1790 most of these assets were taken over by the French government at often a derisory low value. The Company was finally wound up in 1795. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mémoire sur les États-Généraux, leurs droits, et la manière de les convoquer.

      S.l., 1788, cartonnage de l'époque, pièces de titre manuscrites sur le dos, ex. non rogné. -Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur le f. de titre. -Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. - in-8 de 279 pp. ; Edition originale.Conlon 88 : 2397 ; Martin et Walter 428.Le but essentiel de ce mémoire "est de combattre la désignation des députés aux États généraux par les états de la province de Languedoc." (Godechot, La contre révolution p. 12).Précieux exemplaire, offert par d'Antraigues à Louis Gaspard de Salles, Marquis de Gudans, doyen de la noblesse de Toulouse, surnommé le "Roi des Pyrénées" en raison de sa grande fortune comme maître de forges de l'Ariège. Il fut lechef de file des gentilshommes qui protestèrent contre les États du Languedoc et leur prétention de nommer les futurs députés de la noblesse de la province aux États-Généraux. Le Comte d'Antraigues, qui avait été rejeté des États du Languedoc, joua un rôle de premier plan dans la lutte contre ces États ; il réussit à fédérer la majorité de la noblesse du Vivarais, du Velay et du Gévaudan, pour faire désigner les députés aux États-Généraux par les bailliages ou sénéchaussées et non par les États de la province.Cet exemplaire témoigne des liens de d'Antraigues avec le Marquis de Salle et de son influence sur la noblesse non fieffée du Languedoc.

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         Letters from France to a Gentleman in the South of Ireland Containing Various Subjects Interesting to Both Nations Written in 1787 [2 volumes]

      P. Byrne, Dublin 1788 - Dublin: P. Byrne. 1788. F First Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. 2 volumes, complete as issued. Attractively bound in later full dark brown calf, spines with raised bands and twin red morocco labels (some minor dampstaining; some browning and marginal tears).xvi+224; xx+243 pages. No half titles. Includes account of the Irish regiments in French service. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Scriptores rei rusticae veteres Latini, e recensione Jo. Matth. Gesneri cum ejusdem praef[atione] et lexico rustico (.). Editio accurata.

      Zweibrücken, ex typographia societatis, 1787-1788, - 4 vol. in-8. demi-veau fauve marbré, dos lisses ornés de filets et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre cerise, tranches marbrées (rel. du début du XIXe s.). Dos un peu insolés. Nouvelle édition de la version donnée par Johann Matthias Gesner (1691-1761) dès 1735 (en deux volumes in-4). Depuis sa première sortie en 1472, cette série réunit invariablement les auteurs suivants : Caton, Varron, Columelle, Palladius et Végèce. I. Volumen primum continens Catonem et Varronem. Praemittitur notitia literaria studiis Societatis Bipontinae ([2]-CLVI-248 pp.). - II. Volumen secundum continens Columellam (566 pp.). - III. Volumen tertium continens Palladium et Vegetium cum Gargilii Martialis fragmento et Auson. Popmae libro de instrumento fundi (510 pp.). - IV. Lexicon rusticum ([234] ff. n. ch.). Brunet V, 247.

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         Considérations sur la Guerre Actuelle des Turcs

      A Londres [London]: Printed, and Sold by J. Cole and J. Hoddle. 1788 - A Londres, no publisher details, 1788, cloth spine with marbled boards. Ex library. Title page with an engraving, 140 pp. Folding map at the rear. An English translation also appeared in 1788. Volney had published his travels the previous year and was enjoying the fruit of success. His Considérations on the Russo-Turkish war of 1787 was decidedly pro-Russian and looked forward to the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire, as illustrated by the map; he was presented with a gold medal by Catherine II on its publication. His work was answered by Peyssonnel" [Leonora Navari].   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – cloth spine with gilt titles, worn. Joints – good condition. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – fair condition – marbled with scratches and tears. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Paste downs – good condition ex library sticker. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition – some foxing and three ex library stamps. Pages – good condition – some foxing, stamps to page 1, 45 and 140 which offset on to the opposite page. Binding – good condition – worn but solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1788 Turcs Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Carte de France

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: ; date: ca 1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Centerfold restored; - size (in cm): 49 x 61; - description: Map of total France; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Proces-Verbal De L'assemblée Des Notables, Tenue A Versailles, En L'année M.DCCLXXXVII /1789

      Imprimerie royale 1788 - Livre de 1788, voir photos, entre état correct et bon état, d'autres livres rares du 18ème siècle dans ma boutique, envoi rapide et soigné [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Bergwerks lexicon. I-II

      Stockholm, J. A. Carlbohm. Inbunden bok. 1788-89. 4 vol. gulddekorerade halvfranska band, stänkta snitt, atlasdelen häftad, (gråkappa), tvär folio. 19x23 cm, atlas 40x32 cm. Graverat titelblad, (12), 568 s. + (2), s. 569-1096 + (2), graverad titelsida, 480 s. + (2(, s. 481-1248, (26) s. register. Atlasdelen med 34 graverade planscher, delvis utvikbara. Omslaget nött, planscherna mycket fina. Namnteckning. Textdelarna med ngt fläckade inlagor.

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         Oeuvres posthumes.

      Berlin, Chez Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils 1788 - 15 vol. in-8, portr. en front. du tome I, basane fauve, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque). Édition originale publiée par Jean-Charles Laveaux, libraire et grammairien ; il fut professeur de langue française à Bâle, Stuttgart puis Berlin. I-II. Histoire de mon temps ; III-IV. Histoire de la guerre de Sept ans ; V. De la Politique depuis 1769 jusqu'en 1775. Des Finances. Du Militaire. De ce qui s'est passé de plus important depuis 1774 jusqu'à 1778. Mémoires de la guerre de 1778. Correspondance avec l'Empereur et l'Impératrice-reine au sujet de la succession de Bavière ; VI. Considérations sur l'état présent du corps politique de l'Europe. Essai sur les formes de gouvernement et sur les devoirs des souverains. Dialogues des morts. Examen critique du Système de la nature. Avant-propos sur la Henriade de M. de Voltaire. Poésies : épîtres à M. Jordan ; VII-VIII. Poésies. Correspondance : lettres à M. Jordan et à M. de Voltaire ; IX-X. Correspondance : suite des lettres à M. de Voltaire ; XI-XII. Correspondance : lettres à M. d'Alembert ; XIII. Correspondance : lettres du Mis d'Argens au roi ; XIV-XV. Correspondance : lettres de M. d'Alembert au roi. Bel exemplaire en reliure allemande de l'époque. Ex-libris manuscrit La Fayette de Beaumont, 1854. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Recherche sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations

      - Chez Pierre Duplain, à Londres & se trouve à Paris 1788, In-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) iv, 503pp. (5) et (4) 496pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, rara, dopo la prima di un badge rarità rilasciato nel 1778, senza luogo o l'indirizzo. Legatoria in pieno di pelle di pecora in marmo tempo bionda. Indietro con i nervi decorati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, rare, après la première française d'une insigne rareté parue en 1778, sans lieu ni adresse, mais dont les exemplaires se sont écoulés hors de France et qui est passé totalement inaperçu en France.  Cette édition est une réédition de la traduction de l'abbé Blavet parue en 1779, apparemment en feuilleton dans le journal de l'agriculture, des arts et du commerce... Reliures en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Tomaisons dorées. Coiffes de tête arasées. 2 coins émoussés. Manque de cuir sur un coin. Bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble. Ce grand classique est unanimement considéré à juste titre comme le premier ouvrage d'économie moderne. Smith y développe des notions promises à un grand avenir, notamment la valeur du travail, la division du travail, le marché, la monnaie, les salaires, les profits, la notion d'enrichissement individuel et d'intérêt, les étapes du développement économique... Son système met fin à d'autres théories, comme le mercantilisme ou le matérialisme et constitue l'acte de naissance du libéralisme économique. "le plus grand livre jamais écrit sur la vie économique", Amtya sen (prix nobel d'économie 1998). NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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         Procès-verbal de l'Assemblée des Notables, tenue à Versailles, en l'année M. DCCLXXXVII.

      À Paris, De l'Imprimerie Royale 1788 - in-8, [4]-267 pp., 6 pl. dépliantes (dont 2 plans de la salle d'assemblée des Notables), demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné, filets dorés, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. de l'époque). Petite galerie de ver dans les mors, mors inf. un peu fendu, petites usures aux coins et sur les coupes. Traces d'humidité sur plusieurs feuillets. Une garde fragile, un trou discret dans la page de faux-titre. Ressaut des deux premiers cahiers. Édition originale. Dupont de Nemours et Hennin, premier commis au ministère des Affaires Étrangères, furent les deux secrétaires-greffiers de l'Assemblée des Notables et, à ce titre, ils rassemblèrent les procès-verbaux des délibérations prises dans les sept bureaux constitués pour examiner le plan de Calonne, en vue de la rédaction du présent ouvrage. L'économiste était particulièrement intéressé par ce qui allait se passer devant les Notables afin d'y porter les idées qu'il souhaitait défendre. Bien que collaborateur de Calonne, il critiqua ce qui lui semblait mauvais dans les opérations de son ministre mais refusa de s'associer à la formidable cabale qui s'élevait contre lui. "Preuve du progrès des idées économiques, l'Assemblée se montra favorable à la suppression de la corvée et au rétablissement de la liberté du commerce des grains ; elle accepta l'impôt territorial à peu près tel que l'avait prposé Dupont de Nemours, c'est-à-dire avec la perception en argent ; elle réclama l'abolition totale de la gabelle, accueillit volontiers la suppression des droits de traite et se prononça pour l'établissement des assemblées provinciales" (Schelle). Einaudi, 1972.

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         Recueil de cartes géographiques, plans, vues et médailles de l'ancienne Grèce, relatifs au voyage du jeune Anacharsis, précédé d'une analyse critique des cartes.

      De Bure 1788 - Paris, De Bure, 1788. In-4, cartonnage d'attente époque, dos lisse et muet, XLI, 31 cartes. Atlas de la 1ère édition du "Voyage d'Anacharsis" parue au format in-4, contenant 31 planches (cartes, plans, vues et médailles) dont 12 rehaussés en couleurs. Cartonnage défraîchi, coins émoussés, coupes usées, petits manques au dos et sur les coiffes, mouillure au plat inférieur et sur 2 planches en marge, quelques rousseurs. Barbié du Bocage (1760-1825), géographe et cartographe, membre de l'institut de France et de l'académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Carte des Courones du Nord comprenant la Suede, Le Danmarc, C. La Norwege, La Ponie Sueduise, Danuise et Moscovite

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 82 x 62; - description: Map shows total Scandinavia; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Mécanique analytique.

      Paris, Veuve Desaint, 1788. ____ Première édition. "La Mécanique analytique, sommet et couronnement unificateur de tous les efforts des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles pour construire une mécanique rationnelle embrassant toutes les branches de cette science, statique et hydrostatique, dynamique et hydrodynamique, grâce au formalisme du calcul des variations". En Français dans le texte 179.*-------* First edition. "Perhaps the most beautiful mathematical treatise in existence." Horblit 61. "Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mecanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem (...) The [book] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mecanics, demonstrated their connection and mutal dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope. It is divided into two parts, statics and dynamics, each of which treats solid bodies and fluid separately. There are no diagrams. The methods presented require only analytic operations subordinated to a regular and uniform development. Each of the four sections begins with a historical account which is a model of the kind." DSB, VII, 570. In-4. Collation : XII, 512 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.In Six Volumes Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; together with all his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death. Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. Warburton.

      1788 - 6 Vols. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved plates to Windsor-Forest, Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, January and May, Wife of Bath, Essay on Man (x 4), Moral Essays (x 5), First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Dunciad (x 5). Rather browned throughout, some off-setting from the plates, a few spots in places. Contemporary tree calf by C. Kalthoeber (with his orange ticket in Vol. 1), smooth spines tooled in gilt and with red and green morocco labels, spot-marbled endpapers, yellow edges (corners worn, joints slightly rubbed, foot of spine of Vol. 3 damaged). London for C. Bathurst, [etc.], [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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