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2020-07-01 22:44:25
L'HÉRITIER DE BRUTELLE, Charles-Louis.
Sertum Anglicum, seu plantae rariores quae in hortis juxta Londinum, imprimis in horto regio Kewensi excoluntur, ab anno 1786 ad annum 1787 observatae.Paris, Pierre-François Didot, 1788 [= after 1800]. 1mo (full-sheet leaves, ca. 34 x 53,5 cm). With 35 engraved botanical plates (8 folding), including 20 drawn by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and 10 by James Sowerby. Contemporary half red roan (sheepskin). Preserved in a professionaly handmade box, made for this book. [4], 20 pp. Second edition, what is usually called the second issue, of a flower art book by the French botanist Charles Louis LHéritier de Brutelle (1746-1800). In this book, LHéritier describes 35 genera and 124 species of rare plants in Kew Gardens and the herbarium of his fellow botanist Joseph Banks, which he studied in 1786 together with Pierre Joseph Redouté. The text mostly describes horticultural plants, including many exotic plants from South Africa. Most of the plates were provided by the two most gifted botanical artists of the time: Pierre Joseph Redouté and James Sowerby.The Sertum Anglicum was published as a token of the authors gratitude for the hospitality shown by Joseph Banks and other fellow botanists on his visit to England. Remarkable for the Sertum Anglicum is that 13 genera and 65 species of exotic plants are described here for the first time. Furthermore no less than 31 of the plates are the first published illustration of the species, and most remarkably 7 still remain the only illustration of the species ever published. For that reason the book remains an unmissable botanical reference work t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-07-01 17:08:09
Gibbon, Edward
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1788. First edition. Near Fine. Mixed state, combining aspects of Norton's variants a and b in Volume I. 6 volumes, quarto (270 x 220 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately stamped in gilt. Volume I with marginal stains affecting the running title to pages 87-88 and stains to the lower corners of 189-193 affecting no text; foxing to pages 42-61 and 392-402 of Volume II; Volume III with dampstains to headers of Contents not affecting text, foxing to pages 16-25, and 1.5 inch tear to inner margin of folding map. Collating complete, with engraved portrait frontispiece by Hall after Joshua Reynolds (dated 1 February 1780) issued with the first edition of Volume II but bound in Volume I as usual; two engraved folding maps to Volume II and folding map to Volume III. All half titles and errata leaves present. Volume I in mixed state, uncorrected up to page 183, with X4 signed and cancelled but a4 and b2 not cancels but signed; no cancels to Volume II; Volume III with page 177 correctly numbered and the misspelling to "Honorious" on page 179; Volume IV with no cancels. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which...maintain their hold on the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar...Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day" (PMM). Scholars continue to discuss how Gibbon participates in eighteenth century t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-30 16:49:05
Carvalho e Sampayo, Diogo de
Regia Officina Typografica, Lisboa, 1788. First edition. In contemporary wrappers. [I]-X [1]-148 [4] p., and two folding plates (one coloured by contemporary hand). First edition of Diogo de Carvalho e Sampayo's important treatise on colour theory which influenced Goethe's famous work, Zur Farbenlehre. In his 1788 book, the Portuguese nobleman and scientist Carvalho y Sampayo (1750-1807) describes his colour system, "the first fully coloured system of one-dimensional simple hue and tint/shade scales as well as a gray scale", in two main chapters. In the first chapter, he introduces its six simple colours (white, black, yellow, red, blue, and green), while in the second one, each simple colour is combined with the other five in three grades, resulting 15 linear scales with a total of 51 samples, presented in his book on a hand-coloured fold-out plate. Carvalho y Sampayo's work served as a reference for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who dedicated a chapter of his influential 1810 book, Zur Farbenlehre (Theory of Colours) to it. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), who met Carvalho y Sampayo in 1799 during his stay in Madrid, was also familiar with Carvalho y Sampayo's work, and he even sent Goethe a letter, stating the similarity between the theory of both Goethe and the Portuguese scientist. Literature: Goethe, J. W. von: Zur Farbenlehre. Zweiter Band. Tübingen: Cotta, 1810. pp. 614-622.; Beau, A. E.: Goethe e a cultura portuguesa. In: Biblos 25. Universidade de Coimbra, 1950., pp. 389-437.; Ferrão, L.; Bernardo, L. M. A. V.: Views on Eighteenth Century Culture: Design, Books an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Földvári Books [Budapest, Hungary]
2020-06-28 21:21:07
ALFRED, the Great
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1788. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. Alfred the Great was one of the most powerful and influential English kings of medieval Great Britain. King of Wessex in the 9th-century, Alfred is best remembered for his military victories over Viking hoards, his development of traditional war strategies, and restructuring the English military defense tactics. Alfred's will has long been an important document to determining the family history and royal relationships of King Alfred. This 1788 Oxford edition was published by Clarendon and includes both the English and traditional Anglo-Saxon English in parallel. It also includes Thomas Astle's commentary. According to Simon Keynes, Thomas Astle's version was monumental convincing Oxford to even publish an edition of 'The Will of King Alfred'. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (schilb_antiquarian_books) [Columbia, Missouri, United States]
2020-06-28 16:43:54
Gibbon, Edward
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1788. First edition. Near Fine. Mixed state, combining aspects of Norton's variants a and b in Volume I. 6 volumes, quarto (270 x 220 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately stamped in gilt. Volume I with marginal stains affecting the running title to pages 87-88 and stains to the lower corners of 189-193 affecting no text; foxing to pages 42-61 and 392-402 of Volume II; Volume III with dampstains to headers of Contents not affecting text, foxing to pages 16-25, and 1.5 inch tear to inner margin of folding map. Collating complete, with engraved portrait frontispiece by Hall after Joshua Reynolds (dated 1 February 1780) issued with the first edition of Volume II but bound in Volume I as usual; two engraved folding maps to Volume II and folding map to Volume III. All half titles and errata leaves present. Volume I in mixed state, uncorrected up to page 183, with X4 signed and cancelled but a4 and b2 not cancels but signed; no cancels to Volume II; Volume III with page 177 correctly numbered and the misspelling to "Honorious" on page 179; Volume IV with no cancels. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which...maintain their hold on the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar...Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day" (PMM). Scholars continue to discuss how Gibbon participates in eighteenth century t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-27 13:33:29
Rétif de la Bretonne [Restif de la Bretone]
Rare. Nicolas-Edme Rétif de la Bretonne [Restif de la Bretone]. La Vie de mon père (1788). Troisième édition. Bel exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. Nicolas-Edme Rétif de la Bretonne [Restif de la Bretonne] La Vie de mon père. Par l'auteur du Paysan perverti. Troisième édition. A Neufchatel, et se trouve à Paris, chés la Veuve Duchesne, 1788 2 parties en 1 volume in-12 (16,7 x 10,4 cm - Hauteur des marges : 163 mm) de (2)-232 et 222-(4) pages. 14 figures hors-texte + vignette-portrait en médaillon sur chaque page de titre. Reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron d'Inde granité, dos lisse orné aux petits fers dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, doublures et gardes de papier marbré. Quelques restaurations à la reliure (extrémité de la coiffe supérieure, mors, quelques frottements et fissures sans gravité le long d'un mors. Intérieur frais. Cicatrices de mouillure ancienne en marge de quelques feuillets, sans aucune gravité. Troisième édition. Il n'existe pas à proprement parler de "seconde édition" de La vie de mon père. Il existe deux tirages de l'édition datée 1779 (le premier sorti des presses à la fin de l'année 1778 et le suivant, quasi identique, sorti quelques mois plus tard). En réalité cette "troisième édition" n'est véritablement que la seconde. Les gravures sont les mêmes que celles de la première édition (premier et deuxième tirage). On trouve, à la page 197 de la deuxième partie, pour la première fois, la curieuse notice généalogique sur sa famille. C'est une plaisanterie de Rétif faisant remonter ses origines familiales à l'empereur Pertinax. Rétif nous di … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE (lamourquibouquine) [Alise Ste Reine, France]
2020-06-27 08:38:09
Gibbon, Edward
W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, London, 1788. Mixed state, combining aspects of Norton's variants a and b in Volume I. 6 volumes, quarto (270 x 220 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately stamped in gilt. Volume I with marginal stains affecting the running title to pages 87-88 and stains to the lower corners of 189-193 affecting no text; foxing to pages 42-61 and 392-402 of Volume II; Volume III with dampstains to headers of Contents not affecting text, foxing to pages 16-25, and 1.5 inch tear to inner margin of folding map. Collating complete, with engraved portrait frontispiece by Hall after Joshua Reynolds (dated 1 February 1780) issued with the first edition of Volume II but bound in Volume I as usual; two engraved folding maps to Volume II and folding map to Volume III. All half titles and errata leaves present. Volume I in mixed state, uncorrected up to page 183, with X4 signed and cancelled but a4 and b2 not cancels but signed; no cancels to Volume II; Volume III with page 177 correctly numbered and the misspelling to "Honorious" on page 179; Volume IV with no cancels. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which.maintain their hold on the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar.Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day" (PMM). Scholars continue to discuss how Gibbon participates in eighteenth century trends of genre blurring and bending, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-06-26 23:23:04
LA FONTAINE (Jean de)
Paris, de l'imprimerie Didot l'aîné, 1788. Grand in-4, reliure postérieure (fin XIXe) demi-maroquin grenat à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et tête dorée, Louis Le Pileur en lettres dorées en queue du dos, vignette sur le titre aux armes de Louis XVI (écartelé de France et de Dauphiné), (2)ff.-XCV-482pp.-(1)f., cette édition a été imprimée au nombre de 250 exemplaires avec les nouveaux caractères de la fonderie de Didot l'Ainé, gravés par Firmin son 2nd fils, sur du papier-vélin de la fabrique de MM. Dervaud et Frères Henry, d'Angoulême. Petit monogramme cerclé formé des initiales HL, en haut d'une garde. Ex-dono à l'encre noire en page de garde "Les bien reconnaissants Joseph et Angèle Duylé (?)"1878. Un nom a été effacé sur cette même page. 2 coins légèrement émoussés, un petit choc sur une coupe, pâles rousseurs marginales (plus présentent en début et fin d'ouvrage, BELLE EDITION, soigneusement imprimée par Didot en un tirage limité à 250 exemplaires sur papier vélin. Elle est précédée d’une notice sur la vie de La Fontaine, par Naigeon ainsi que du "Brevet qui ordonne au sieur Didot l'Ainé d'imprimer pour l'éducation de M. le Dauphin différentes éditions des auteurs François et latins". Le dernier feuillet avec la liste des "ouvrages imprimés par ordre du roi pour l'éducation de monseigneur le Dauphin qui ont paru jusqu'à présent". Louis Le Pileur (1839-1921), "Médecin en chef à la prison de Saint-Lazare, spécialiste des maladies vénériennes. Président membre fondateur de la Société française d'Histoire de la Médecine en 1911-1912. Collectionneur et bibliophile il possédai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl. [TROYES, France]
2020-06-26 16:10:27
Schraembl, F.A.
Franz Anton, Germany, 1788. Original copper engraving, uncolored. The map is from Schrambl's Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas, begun in 1786. The map image shows from Labrador in the north to West Florida in the south and from California in the west to Newfoundland in the east. In the upper left corner is an inset map of Baffin and Hudson Bay: "Specialkarte von der Baffin und Hudsons Bai." Shows boundaries, forts, roads, mines, and Indian villages and tribal territory. In excellent condition. With hand written notes. 505 by 114mm (20 by 4½ inches).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK Inh. R.Berg [Regensburg, Germany]
2020-06-26 13:51:36
[CHARRIERE (Mme de)]
Paris, 1788, demi-maroquin noir à grain long XIXe, titre en long, bel exemplaire. Seconde édition parue l'année de l'originale, et toute aussi rarissime. C'est un pamphlet qui donne des détails sur l'éducation, les habitudes et la vie privée du jeune Louis XVI, publié anonymement par Mme de Charrière, amie de Mme de Staël et de Benjamin Constant. La rareté de cette brochure est célèbre. Drujon livres à clef I.135, dit "elle fut saisie par la police dès sa parution. Son éditeur, le libraire Dezauches fut arrêté avec quatre de ses confrères pour l'avoir mise en vente."Ce texte est inconnu à Quérard, Barbier, et à la plupart des bibliographies traditionnelles. Tourneux IV.20857 et Escoffier n°21 ne connaissaient que l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Nationale (à petit fleuron). Clouzot p. 35 "extrêment rare". Seule la bibliographie de C.P. Courtney décrit 2 tirages différents de ce texte, dont celui-ci (5d) sans fleuron et à 22pp. (toutefois nos confrères J. Espagnon et P. Le Bret ont repéré et décrit pour la première fois une variante inconnue qu'ils qualifient de type A "à large fleuron" et considèrent comme la véritable originale). Notre exemplaire de type C sans fleuron et à 22pp. est tout aussi rarissime, et selon Courtney seule la Biblioth. Hist. de la Ville de Paris possède un exemplaire de ce type. Selon nos confrères Espagnon & Lebret il s'agirait d'une impression provinciale. ¶ Courtney preliminary Bibliography of Isabelle de Charrière (Voltaire Foundation 1980) 5d - Espagnon-Lebret Lie Chaptal cat. 50 n°49.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2020-06-24 16:34:07
SENEBIER (Jean)
à Genève & Paris, chez Briand, 1788, demi-veau époque à petits coins vélin, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge, très bon exemplaire. Edition originale. Jean Sénebier (1742-1809) fut un pionnier dans la recherche sur le rôle de la lumière dans la physiologie végétale. Il établit clairement le mécanisme d'absorption du gaz carbonique par les plantes, sous l'influence de la lumière, ainsi que l'émission d'oxygène. ¶ DSB XII. 309 "In Expériences sur l'action de la lumière solaire dans la végétation (1788), Senebier paid particular attention to the gas exchanges of green plants exposed to light. He was the first to observe that in sunlight such plants absorb carbonic acid gas and emit oxygen while manufacturing a substance with a carbon base" - Partington III. pp.280-83 - Pritzel n°8608.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2020-06-24 05:21:39
GLADWIN, Francis, translator].
Calcutta From the Press of Stuart and Cooper, 1788. First edition. 8vo., [5], 35, 35, [1] pp., complete with half-title, parallel English and Persian texts, test within wavy borders, 2 pages of early manuscript at end, old woodcut stamp to verso of half-title, twentieth century tree calf gilt, morocco labels, a fine example. Scarce. ESTC lists institutional copies at BL, Cambridge, Oxford, and SOAS only in UK; LoC only in U.S.A.; 4 copies in Europe. A beautifully printed edition of an important Sufi text. Shaw, G. Printing in Calcutta, 111. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-23 14:01:32
BRUNE, Guillaume
Londres, Paris, Letellier, 1788. ______ Format : In-8. Collation : (4), 190 pp. Reliure : Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). ____ Première édition de cette œuvre du futur maréchal d'Empire, Guillaume Brune ( 1763-1815), qui était alors apprenti dans une imprimerie à Paris. Ecrite à l'âge de 25 ans, c'est le récit d'un voyage à pied, de Paris à Bordeaux et retour, en passant par Blois, Orléans, Saumur, Périgueux, Brive, Rochefort, La Rochelle... Exemplaire de Jean-Florimond Boudon de SAINT-AMANS (1748-1831), avec cette note à la plume au verso du faux-titre "appartient au citoyen St Amans, à Agen", son monogramme doré "S. A." sur les plats de la reliure et son ex-libris gravé. Une note sur le titre, probablement de Saint-Amans : "Le Maréchal Brune dans sa jeunesse. L'ouvrage a été réimprimé depuis." Saint-Amans est l'auteur des "Fragmens d'un voyage sentimental et pittoresque dans les Pyrénées" (1789). Il serait intéressant de comparer ces deux textes. Première charnière fendillée. *-------*.
Bookseller: Hugues de Latude [FRANCE]
2020-06-23 10:03:07
Mirabeau
1788. Superbe. Edition originale in-4. Provenance. Comte de Mirabeau. De la Monarchie prussienne sous Frédéric le Grand (1788). Edition originale au format in-4. Exemplaire offert par Mirabeau à son ami Nicolas Frochot (1790). Bel exemplaire non rogné. Honoré-Gabriel Riquetti de MIRABEAU. De la monarchie prussienne, sous Frédéric le Grand ; avec un appendice contenant des recherches sur la situation actuelle des principales contrées de l'Allemagne. Par le Comte de Mirabeau. A Londres, 1788 4 forts volumes in-4 (27 x 21,5 cm) de (10)-XLIV-522, (3)-566-(4), (3)-710-(6) et (3)-560-(1) pages. Portrait de Frédéric le Grand en frontispice du premier volume (gravé par H. Marais en 1788 d'après A. Graf). Exemplaire bien complet des 59 tableaux dépliants (ou non) qui se trouvent à leur place intercalés dans les volumes (les feuillets de placement des tableaux sont présents en tête de chaque volume). Le tome III contient un planche symbolique hors-texte gravée par Ransonnette "Grand Ordre de Monsieur" (p. 489). Cartonnage plein papier à la colle bleu à l'imitation des cartonnages de l'époque. Entièrement non rogné, cartonné sur brochure, pièces de titre imprimées sur papier (modernes), étuis cartonnés de papier à la colle (un fond d'étui fêlé, sans gravité). Ensemble en superbe état. Intérieurs généralement d'une très grande fraîcheur. Quelques cahiers légèrement teintés ou avec quelques rousseurs. Sans l'atlas in-folio vendu séparément et contenant 10 cartes sur double page, dressées par Mentelle et gravées par Pierre François Tardieu, 93 planches de tactique non signées. « Cette im … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE (lamourquibouquine) [Alise Ste Reine, France]
2020-06-23 09:55:03
Rétif de la Bretonne
Paris: 1788. Exemplaire exceptionnel ! Complet des 16 parties en reliure d'époque. Nicolas-Edme Rétif de la Bretonne [Restif de la Bretone]. Les Nuits de Paris ou le Spectateur-Nocturne. 1788-1794. 16 parties et 17 figures. Exceptionnel exemplaire complet des 16 parties en reliure homogène de l'époque. Nicolas-Edme Rétif de la Bretonne [Restif de la Bretone] Les Nuits de Paris ou le Spectateur-Nocturne. à Londres, et se trouve à Paris, chés les libraires nommés en tête du Catalogue, 1788 [Parties 1 à 14] 14 parties reliées en 7 volumes suivi de : Les Nuits de Paris ou le Spectateur-Nocturne. Tome huitième : Seizième Partie. [Partie 16] à Paris, 1794 suivi de : La Semaine Nocture : Sept Nuits de Paris ; qui peuvent servir de Suite aux III-CLXXX déjà publiées. Ouvrage servant à l'Histoire du Jardin du Palais-Royal. [Partie 15] A Paris, chés Guillot, 1790 Collationné complet. Ensemble 16 parties reliées en 8 volumes in-12 (17 x 10 cm). Bien complet de la rare quinzième partie et de la rarissime seizième partie. La seizième partie est ici placée en tête du huitième volume, devant la quinzième partie. On joint : 1 tirage ancien (figure volante) "avant la lettre et le numéro" de la figure de la XVIe partie sur papier vélin (tirage non signalé par les bibliographes). Reliure demi-veau fauve de l'époque à petits coins (vers 1794 date d'édition de la seizième et dernière partie - le décor des reliures, ornées aux petits fers dorés, est encore typique des années 1780). Pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, tomaisons noires, plats de papier à la colle "fauve". Reliures homogènes avec que … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE (lamourquibouquine) [Alise Ste Reine, France]
2020-06-23 05:36:36
LA FONTAINE (Jean de)
Paris, de l'imprimerie Didot l'aîné, 1788. Grand in-4, reliure postérieure (fin XIXe) demi-maroquin grenat à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et tête dorée, Louis Le Pileur en lettres dorées en queue du dos, vignette sur le titre aux armes de Louis XVI (écartelé de France et de Dauphiné), (2)ff.-XCV-482pp.-(1)f., cette édition a été imprimée au nombre de 250 exemplaires avec les nouveaux caractères de la fonderie de Didot l'Ainé, gravés par Firmin son 2nd fils, sur du papier-vélin de la fabrique de MM. Dervaud et Frères Henry, d'Angoulême. Petit monogramme cerclé formé des initiales HL, en haut d'une garde. Ex-dono à l'encre noire en page de garde "Les bien reconnaissants Joseph et Angèle Duylé (?)"1878. Un nom a été effacé sur cette même page. 2 coins légèrement émoussés, un petit choc sur une coupe, pâles rousseurs marginales (plus présentent en début et fin d'ouvrage, BELLE EDITION, soigneusement imprimée par Didot en un tirage limité à 250 exemplaires sur papier vélin. Elle est précédée d’une notice sur la vie de La Fontaine, par Naigeon ainsi que du "Brevet qui ordonne au sieur Didot l'Ainé d'imprimer pour l'éducation de M. le Dauphin différentes éditions des auteurs François et latins". Le dernier feuillet avec la liste des "ouvrages imprimés par ordre du roi pour l'éducation de monseigneur le Dauphin qui ont paru jusqu'à présent". Louis Le Pileur (1839-1921), "Médecin en chef à la prison de Saint-Lazare, spécialiste des maladies vénériennes. Président membre fondateur de la Société française d'Histoire de la Médecine en 1911-1912. Collectionneur et bibliophile il possédai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl. [TROYES, France]
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2020-06-22 09:38:18
MEARES
EDITION ORIGINALE Voyages de la Chine à la cote nord-ouest d'Amérique, faits dans les années 1788 et 1789 Précédé de la relation d'un autre voyage exécuté en 1786 sur le vaisseau le Nootra, parti du Bengale D'un recueil d'observations sur la probabilité d'un passage au nord-ouest Et d'un traité abrégé du commerce entre la côte nord-ouest et la Chine, etc. etc. Capitaine John MEARES, commandant le Vaisseau la Felice Traduit de l'anglois par J.B.L.J. Billecocq, citoyen français. Avec une collection de cartes géographiques, vues, plans et portraits, gravés en taille-douce. An 3e de la République 3 volumes In 8° ( 210x130 mm) avec un Atlas de 28 planches, grand In 4° (290x220 mm) Reliés demi veau, dos refait XXIV 391pp, (4) 386pp, et (4) 371pp. L'atlas se compose ainsi, page de titre 1ff n.c., table des planches, 28 planches HT, portraits, cartes, plans, vue. EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction française bon exemplaire Très importe relation qui peut être considérée comme une suite et un complément aux grands voyages anglais de 19e. Voyage qui permit aux anglais de commercer le long de la côte après le passage de Meares auprès des autorités anglaises. Un des grands voyages qui fait référence aux voyages de Cook. Trips from China to the northwest coast of America, made in the years 1788 and 1789 Preceded by the relation of another voyage executed in 1786 on the ship the Nootra, departed from Bengal. A collection of observations on the likelihood of a northwest passage And an abridged trade treaty between the northwest coast and China, etc. etc. etc. Captain John MEARES, Com … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Perraud [France, Antibes]
2020-06-20 18:18:30
Gibbon, Edward
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1776 - 1788. First edition. Mixed state, combining aspects of Norton's variants a and b in Volume I. 6 volumes, quarto (270 x 220 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately stamped in gilt. Volume I with marginal stains affecting the running title to pages 87-88 and stains to the lower corners of 189-193 affecting no text; foxing to pages 42-61 and 392-402 of Volume II; Volume III with dampstains to headers of Contents not affecting text, foxing to pages 16-25, and 1.5 inch tear to inner margin of folding map. Collating complete, with engraved portrait frontispiece by Hall after Joshua Reynolds (dated 1 February 1780) issued with the first edition of Volume II but bound in Volume I as usual; two engraved folding maps to Volume II and folding map to Volume III. All half titles and errata leaves present. Volume I in mixed state, uncorrected up to page 183, with X4 signed and cancelled but a4 and b2 not cancels but signed; no cancels to Volume II; Volume III with page 177 correctly numbered and the misspelling to "Honorious" on page 179; Volume IV with no cancels. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which...maintain their hold on the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar...Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day" (PMM). Scholars continue to discuss how Gibbon participates in eighteenth century trends of g … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2020-06-19 10:44:07
Nordamerika ( North America )
mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1788, je 50 x 58 ( zusammensetzbar auf 100 x 115 cm.) Dekorative Wandkarte von Nordamerika. Oben rechts eine dek. Titelkartusche, unten links eine weitere Kartusche mit Meilenanzeiger. Links oben Insetkarte der Hudson und Baffin Bay, links unten eine weitere Insetkarte der Halbinsel Kalifornien (nach Kino).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Germany]
2020-06-19 02:25:18
PAIN (William & James)
London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1788. Second edition, folio (435 x 270 mm), [4], 14 + 2pp., publisher's advert leaf at rear on a slightly smaller size paper, 42 full-page copper engraved plates (one double-page), new endpapers, later half calf, marbled boards.Some light offsetting from some of the plates else a very good copy of this key pattern book for disseminating the Adam style. "The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of mouldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder's manual, reflects the authors' pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture."—Archer. Harris, 635; Archer, 239.2; RIBA, Early Printed Books, 2368 (1786, first edition). [Attributes: First Edition]
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2020-06-19 02:25:15
(Cook, Captain James) Kippis, Andrew
London: Printed for G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. xvi, 527, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary speckled calf boards with later morocco spine. Light foxing and offsetting to frontispiece, some toning and scattered foxing, but a clean copy overall. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. xvi, 527, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF COOK. The first edition of this highly influential first English biography of Cook by the Anglican clergyman Kippis, one of the leading biographers of his day. In addition to describing the three great voyages in depth, Kippis also deals with Cook's earlier experiences, including his duties aboard the Mercury during the siege of Quebec, and his Newfoundland and Labrador surveys. Most of Samwell's narrative of Cook's death is included as well. While Kippis did not appear to be entirely insensitive to the long-term effects of European contact with Pacific peoples, he championed Cook's humanitarian, cultural and intellectual mission in the circumnavigation of the globe. In a study of European exploration of the Pacific, Lynne Withey concluded that this volume by Kippis became a prominent justification for the involvement of Europeans in the Pacific islands for years after Cook's death (Withey 406-407). The second appendix includes "The Moral, an Ode," by the British poet, novelist, and religious dissenter Helen Maria Williams, an old family friend of Kippis. Hill 935; Sabin 37954; Beddie 32; Holmes 69; Kroepelien, 647; Lada-Mocarski 40; Howes K179, "aa."; Forbes 149. Provenance: John Thornhil … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-18 15:13:37
SOEMMERRING, Samuel Thomas von, the younger.
Vom Hirn und Rückenmark.Mainz, P.A. Winkopp & Komp. (colophon: printed by Johann Joseph Alef), 1788. Small 8vo (15.5 x 9.5 cm). Near contemporary boards. "XIV" [= XVI], 115, [1] pp. First edition of one of the rare early anatomical works of one of the most important German anatomists, later also known for his introduction of vaccinations against smallpox soon after Jenner's 1798 publications on the subject, his work on fossils and sunspots, and his 1809 invention of an electrical telegraph. The present work discusses the anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord, carrying on from the author's doctoral thesis a decade earlier on the neural organization of the brain. In very good condition. The backstrip is slightly damaged, but the binding remains good. August Hirsch, Biogr. Lexikon ... Aerzte (1887), pp. 453-455; cf. VD18 (1792 ed.).
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2020-06-18 11:34:51
MONTESQUIEU.
1788Paris, Bastien, 1788. Cinq volumes in-8 (137 X 208 mm) veau fauve marbré, encadrement de roulette dorée sur les plats, dos lisse cloisonné de filets dorés, compartiments ornés d'un décor à fond criblé, pièces de titre maroquin rouge avec pastille de maroquin vert pour la tomaison, coiffes et coupes filetées, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : Portrait-frontispice, (4) ff., CXL-438 pages, 1 carte dépliante - Tome II : (2) ff., XVI-574 pages, 1 carte dépliante - Tome III : VIII-509 pages - Tome IV : (2) ff., 495 pages - Tome V : (2) ff., 531 pages, (1) f. de table. Epidermures et manque de cuir en tête du mors du plat inférieur du T. II, coiffe supérieure du T. II en partie arasée, petit trou et léger manque de dorure au plat supérieur du T. III, petits manques de cuir aux mors du T. IV JOLIE ÉDITION, bien imprimée sur beau papier vergé. Elle est illustrée d'un PORTRAIT de Montesquieu gravé par Gérardin et de DEUX CARTES dépliantes gravées. Elle contient notamment "De l'Esprit des lois", OEUVRE MAJEURE DE THÉORIE POLITIQUE publiée à Genève en 1748, ainsi que les "Lettres persanes" et les "Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence". (Louis Desgraves, "En français dans le texte",n°138 - Cioranescu, 46071 - Brunet, III, 1858, «Bien imprimé sur beau papier »). CHARMANT EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, au dos décoratif. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.
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2020-06-15 16:44:45
PENTHER, Johann Friedrich.
raxis Geometriae, worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole, und der Mensul, in Ausmessung eintzeler Linien, Flächen und gantzer Revier, welche ... eine Land-Carte ausmachen, auf ebenen Boden und Gebürgen, die Abnehmung derer Höhen und Wasser-Fälle, nebst beygefügten practische Hand-Griffen, deutlich erörtert... Neunte Edition. With: (2) PENTHER, Johann Friedrich. Zugabe zur Praxi Geometriae, worinn noch verschiedene zur ausübenden Geometria nützliche Stücke, dabey auch zweyerley Arten architectonische Schnecken ... zu zeichnen angeweisen werden, und endlich eine Zusammensetzung einer guten Wasser Waage, wie auch derselben Gebrauch mitgetheilet wird. Augsburg, J.M. Probst, 1788-1790. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With 2 engraved frontispieces, second title-page with half-page engraved town view, and 39 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. [6], 97, [5]; 55 pp. Ninth edition of "one of the most popular German works on surveying" (Sotheran). Johann Friedrich Penther (1693-1749), professor of mathematics and economy at the university of Göttingen) deals with geometry and its application in surveying. He discusses the instruments used, such as rules, compasses, graphometer, geometrical circle, geometrical table, surveyor's level pole, and shows how to calculate the size of differently shaped surfaces, circles, cones and cylinders, how to draw multiple-angled surfaces, circles, etc., how to calculate distances in flat areas and mountainous terrain, how to divide a piece of land, how to draw a fortification, e … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 14:42:37
SWINDEN, Jan Hendrik van, Pieter NIEUWLAND and Gerard HULST VAN KEULEN.
Almanach ten dienste der zeelieden voor het jaar 1788.Including:(2) Over het bepalen der lengte op zee door de afstanden van de maan tot de zon, of vaste sterren, ...(3) Van tafelen, ten dienste der zeelieden, en voor al ter bevordering van het bepaalen der lengte op zee, door de afstanden van de maan tot de zon, of de vaste sterren; ...Amsterdam, Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1787-1788. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With three title-pages with woodcut printer's device, mathematical figures in the text, letterpress tables, and 4 large printed folding tables. Contemporary half vellum. XXX, 108, 87, [1]; XXIII, 136; [4], 30, [2], 60 pp. First edition of an almanac for the use of seamen, in three parts, published by order of the board of the Amsterdam Admiralty by the Committee for the establishment of longitude at sea and the improvement of nautical charts, in which committee Van Swinden played a leading role. The almanac is based on the English Nautical almanac and includes everything that can be of use to seamen, including a separate part on the calculation of longitude at sea and a part with letterpress tables necessary for the calculations. Although John Harrison had already demonstrated the accuracy of his chronometer in the 1760s they were still not in widespread use and the present works calculate longitude from very precise measurements of the position of the moon.In very good condition, only slightly browned around the margins. Binding worn along the extremities, sides chafed but otherwise good. Bierens de Haan, 4789 (1), 4791 (2), 4793 (3); C.A. Davids, Zeewezen en wetenscha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 12:29:04
[LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS].
Pharmacopoeia collegii regalis medicorum Londinensis.London, for Joseph Johnson and [printed by] Charles Richard Hake, Rotterdam. 1788. 8vo. Slightly later half, tanned sheepskin, XXIV, 156 pp. Rare sixth edition of the London pharmacopoeia, the first edition influenced by enlightenment science, printed in Rotterdam. The sixth edition was the first to use the system of binomial plant nomenclature devised by Linnaeus in his Systemae Naturae. More important was the omission of most of the animal materia medica (various parts of animals which included excrement), theriacs and mithridates. This reflected the critique of the English physician William Heberden (1710-1801), who in 1746 had successfully showed that that the belief in theriacs and mithridates, which were believed to be panaceas, was based upon a number of mistakes. Heberden's critique came too late for the pharmacopoeia of 1746, but the theriacs and mithridates were almost completely absent from the 1788-edition. Among the new medicines in 1788, was Robert James's patented fever powder, one of the most popular 18th-century patent medicines which was used up until the 20th-century.With owner's inscription on title-page and a partially trimmed-off marginal manuscript note on p. 127. Binding cracked at hinges, spine cracked, affecting title-label; front endpaper loose. Slight foxing throughout. Internally still a good copy. ESTC T201275 (6 copies); this edition not in Blake; STCN; Wellcome.
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2020-06-15 11:51:45
SAVARY, (Nicolas) Claude Étienne.
Brieven over Egypte. Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruyn, 1788-1789. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 numbered engraved folding plates, including maps of Egypt and northern Egypt, a plan of Alexandria, and a cross-section of the Great pyramid. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines and binding edges. XVI, 446, [1], [1 blank]; XVI, 364, [2 blank], [1], [1 blank]; "XIV" [=XXIV], 390, [1], [1 blank] pp. Surprisingly rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of a collection of literary letters published after Savary's travels in Egypt (1777/79). Claude Étienne Savary (1750-1788) was a French Arabic scholar and traveller, known for his translation of the Quran and his posthumously published Arabic grammar. The letters provide, in a polished literary style, a broad overview of the country, treating its rich history, (historical) inhabitants, agriculture, trade, politics, religion, etc. The first two volumes detail his travels, while the third is pure didactic and treats Egyptian mythology, etc. "Savary was the first Frenchman to cite Arabic texts in a work of this nature, and indeed his knowledge of Arabic served him well in his travels at a time when there were many difficulties for the European explorer in Egypt" (Blackmer)Only the flyleaves and title-pages are slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition, nearly untrimmed. Bindings only slightly rubbed along the hinges, otherwise very good and attractive bindings. STCN (2 copies); WorldCat (4 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Blackmer 1492/977; Gay 1622; Howgego, to 1800, S53.
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2020-06-15 11:39:44
COOK, James and James KING.
Reis naar den Stillen Oceaan, ... tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het noorder halfrond, ter uitvoering gebragt onder 't bestuur van de bevelhebbers Cook, Clerke en Gore in de jaaren 1776, 1777, 1779 en 1780. Met de schepen de Resolution en Discovery, ...Rotterdam, Abraham Bothall and Dirk Vis II, 1788. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. XVI, 611, [1 blank] First edition, with the imprint changed to 1788 by pen, of the Dutch translation of Cook's account of his third and last voyage, with an engraved frontispiece depicting Cook's death by the native inhabitants of "Owyhee" (Hawaii). Cook (1728-1779) volunteered in 1776 for a third voyage "to investigate the coasts of the north Pacific, and to settle once and for all the question of the northwest passage" (Howgego). Via Cape of Good Hope, Tasmania and New Zealand they reached the Pacific Ocean, where they discovered and mapped several islands. They continued sailing north to the west coast of North America. Sailing south again they mapped some islands around Hawaii. After some natives had stolen one of the Discovery's boats, Cook came ashore with a small party. The meeting escalated and during retreat Cook was overpowered by some native inhabitants and killed. Clerke gained command and set out to Kamchatka, but died along the way and was buried at Petropavlovsk. James King and John Gore were now in command of the two ships, and started sailing back to Plymouth.Title-page and engraved frontispiece somewhat smudged, some occasional spots and stains, but otherwise in good … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 11:18:02
[FOKKE, Jan].
Amsteldam en zyne geschiedenissen, in het kort.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1788-1792. 6 volumes. 12mo. With 28 engraved plates (13 folding; 15 full-page) by D. Vrijdag, N. van de Meer, T. Elffers and J. Buys. Publisher's boards. 243; 281; 249; 236; 245; 228, [24] pp. First edition of this history of Amsterdam in the form of conversations between a father and his son, adapted from Wagenaar's Amsterdam in zyne opkomst, aanwas, geschiedenissen. The fine illustrations include folding views of the theatre, Felix Meritis, Amstelveen, Diemen, Ouderkerk, Slooten, a folding plan of Amsterdam in 1200, and full-page plates showing historical events, including the Anabaptists running naked through Amsterdam in 1535.Some quires loose; the plan torn at fold; boards damaged. A very good, uncut set in publisher's boards. Buijnsters, School- en kinderboeken, 1087; Haitsma Mulier & Van der Lem 166c; Nijhoff & V. Hattum 315; STCN (8 copies, all but 3 lacking the publisher's boards).
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2020-06-15 11:17:56
[CHARRIERE, Isabelle de, Belle van ZUYLEN].
Lettres écrites de Lausanne.Including: Caliste ou suite des lettres écrites de Lausanne.Genève and Paris, Prault, 1788. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. [4], 118, [2]; [2], 148, [4] pp. Fifth edition of a well-known series of fictional letters by the famous Dutch novelist and playwright Belle van Zuylen (1740-1805), known as Isabelle de Charrière after her marriage to the Swiss teacher Charles-Emmanuel de Charrière de Penthaz (1735-1808). In a series of letters, Belle examines conflicts that arise from differences in wealth and social status, especially as it affects courtship rituals. "The work begins as a series of letters by an anonymous Mme de *** about her daughter Cécile's (economically necessary) foray into the marriage market, but just when a serious and troubling match seems to be developing between Cécile and the Englishmen Edouard, this plot is abandoned for a long narrative about the ill-fated love of Edouard's cousin William for a woman he calls Caliste. In this way, a courtship story narrated by a woman turns into a Romantic tragedy narrated by a man" (Lanser). "The two parts of Charrière's project, radically different in content and tone, are thematically and structurally linked by the relationship between the original narrator (Cécile's mother) and William, the ubiquitous guest in the narrator's parlor throughout the first story" (Daniels).Binding restored, but internally in very good condition with only occasionally some faint foxing. Courtney, Preliminary bibliography of Isabelle de Charriere (Belle de Zuylen) (1980), … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 10:48:04
FRIEDRICH II (FREDERICK II), Holy Roman Emperor.
Reliqua librorum Friderici II. Imperatoris De arte venandi cum avibus. Cum Manfredi Regis additionibus. Ex membranaceo codice camerarii primum edita ...Including: ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De falconibus asturibus et accipitribus quibus annotations addidit suas Jo. Gottl. Schneider, ... Tomus I.[-II.]Leipzig, heirs of Johann Georg Müller (colophons vol. I: J.G.I. Breitkopf; vol. II: Christoph Carl Klaubarth), 1788-1789. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 6 engraved illustration plates (I-VI, including 1 oblong folio folding). Early 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine. XVIII, 198; [4], 228 pp. Important scholarly edition, the first (and only?) edition with the extensive commentaries by Johann Gottlob Schneider (1750-1822), of the most important Mediaeval work on hawking, "still one of the best" (Harting), and an important ornithological and zoological work in general, written by the Holy Roman Emperor Freidrich II (1194-1250). "By far the greatest contribution to zoology was due, mirabile dictu, to the Emperor Frederick II. His treatise on falconry, De arte venandi cum avibus, was completed by 1248. ... It is an astounding work, taking into account the Greek and Arabic literature on the subject, but essentially based upon the author's own observations and experiments, and upon the information elicited by himself from his Muslim advisers. It set forth a number of new anatomical facts ... and discussed bird migrations and the mechanical conditions of flight. Frederick even instituted experiments to determine how vultures were attracted to their prey. ... I said that Frederick's knowl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 10:44:48
JOSSEL, Rabbi.
Kronik der Kinder der Preussen und der Kinder der Holländer. Beschrieben in biblischer Sprache. "Utrecht" [= Altona?], 1788. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, titled: "Es lebe Oranien", woodcut vignette on title-page and at the end, and a woodcut headpiece. Contemporary paper wrappers. 320 pp. Curious German-language chronicle of Dutch history, probably published under pseudonym. It relates in a sort of biblical language the history of the Dutch Patriot Movement, especially in Utrecht, and the intervention by the Prussians in support of the party of the Orangists, preceded by a short survey of the history of the Dutch Stadtholders, the Princes of Orange, since the rebellion against Spain. The author seems to be in favour of the Orangist party, as the title of the frontispiece "Long live Orange" also suggests. This engraving shows soldiers on horseback fighting, while in the background a fortified city is being bombarded from across the river.Wrappers worn, tattered spine. Text foxed and slightly dog-eared. Untrimmed copy of a rare work on the Dutch Patriot Movement. Bilderdijk, Geschiedenis des Vaderlands XXII (1839), p. 208 ("zeldzaam"); GVK (2 copies); Picarta (3 copies); STCN (2 copies).
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2020-06-15 10:21:18
ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich.
Posliednee puteshestvie okolo svieta Kapitana Kuka s obstoiatel'stvami o ego zhizni i smerti ...St Petersburg, P.B. [= Peter Bogdanovich], 1788. 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf. [4], 211, [1 blank] pp. Extremely rare second Russian edition, revised and augmented, of Heinrich Zimmermann's valuable account of Cook's third and final voyage, with a description of Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. Zimmermann's account is followed by articles on Tahiti, a life of James Cook, and an essay on America in general, abridged from the Akademicheskiia izviestiia for 1781 and not included in the first Russian edition of 1786. Though Cook famously discovered Hawaii during his third voyage, Russian interest centred on his explorations of the American Northwest coast, where Russian fur traders had tried to establish permanent posts since the 1770's. Indeed, the first permanent Russian settlement was established only four years prior to the present publication.Zimmermann's account was first published in Germany in 1781; it was the earliest account of Cook's final voyage to appear on the continent. It has an "ingenuousness and charm which differentiates it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook's character deserves to rank with that of Samwell" (Holmes). Foot of title-page with owner's entry (in Russian), back of title-page with stamp of the Russian book collector V.A. Krylov, last page and flyleaf with owner's stamps. Inner front hinge cracked, some smudges, binding chafed, spine damaged at head and foot, some wormholes. Overall a very good copy of an extremely rare Russian … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 09:55:15
HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas.
Faits memorables des empereurs de la Chine, tirés des annales chinoises... gravées ... d'après les dessins originaux de la Chine ... tirés du cabinet de mr. Bertin.Paris, Helman and Nicholas Ponce, 1788. Wholly engraved series, consisting of a title-page, dedication, 24 illustrations and 24 text pages, all printed on one side of a leaf. With: (2) HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas. Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius célebre philosophe chinois, ... gravées ... d'après des dessins originaux de la Chine envoyés à Paris par M. Amiot missionaire à Pékin ...Paris, Helman and Nicholas Ponce, [1788]. Wholly engraved series, consisting of a title-page, 24 illustrations and 28 text pages, all except 8 of the text pages, printed on one side of a leaf. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, sides, binding edges and dentelles, gilt edges. Deluxe issue, printed on wove paper, of two handsomely engraved print series, with each print accompanied by an engraved text leaf. The first series is a radically revised version of Dijian tushuo (The emperor's mirror), designed to appeal to educated Parisians. Besides reframing the Chinese historical anecdotes for a French audience, Helman also completely reconceptualised "Published in Paris just a year before the French revolution, perhaps the volume was meant as a veiled criticism not only of Louis XVI's policies but also of his wife, Marie-Antoinette" (Reed & Demattè). The second series illustrates the life of Confucius, with on the text leaves "morales de Confucius" from Collection des moraliste … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-15 09:43:46
KEATE, George.
Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, ...Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. [4], 282; [4], 274, [6] pp. First French translation of one of the most popular 18th-century books on the Pacific, and the main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1773, the Antelope under command of Captain Henry Wilson was shipwrecked near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew managed to reach shore, where they were well treated by the natives. They built a small boat from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Lee Boo, the son of Abba Thulle, King of the Palau Islands, with them to England where he made a very good impression. Unfortunately, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of Captain Wilson and of Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and oral communications of the Captain and some of his officers. Keate also published books on poetry and history. With manuscript owner's inscription on title-page. Binding worn along the extremities. Some faint browning along the extremities and a couple occasional spots. A good copy. Brunet III, col. 647; Cox II, p. 303; Hill 160.
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2020-06-15 09:22:54
COXE, William.
Beschouwing der maatschappy en zeden in Poolen, Rusland, Zweeden en Deenemarken.Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1788-1791. 9 volumes. 8vo. With 1 full-page engraved illustration (of a thermometer) in volume 9. Contemporary stiff paper wrappers. Dutch adaptation of Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. William Coxe (1748-1828), Anglican priest, historian and tutor to various young noblemen, travelled extensively in northern Europe as tutor and companion to George Herbert (1759-1827), son of the Earl of Pembroke, who was to succeed to his father's title in 1794. The account of his travels, containing first-hand observations and gleanings from local contacts, together providing "a vast amount of historical and cultural material" (Van Gestel-Van het Schip), proved very popular and was reprinted several times. Each volume with manuscript records of the book's readers from a reading circle, giving a remarkably detailed record of each volume's circulation. Small 19th-century ink stamps. In very good condition and almost entirely untrimmed. Marbled wrappers rubbed and spines tattered. V. Gestel-Van het Schip 64; Petersen, Travels in Norway, p. 14; STCN (5 copies, incl. 3 incompl.).
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2020-06-15 05:51:58
1788. RARISSIMA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. Ex-Libris della nobile famiglia dei Marenzi. FILIPPO MARIA RENAZZI AVVOCATO E PROFESSORE ORDINARIO DI GIURISPRUDENZA NELLA UNIVERSITA' DI ROMA ANALISI DEGLI ELEMENTI DI DIRITTO CRIMINALE MODENA, s. n., 1788 ************ In 8° (cm 18 x 12) Pp. 86 Legatura in cartoncino muto; Ex-libris manoscritto al frontespizio; sporadico foxing. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE *** PROVENIENTE DALLA BIBLIOTECA DELLA NOBILE FAMIGLIA DEI MARENZI *** ************ RARISSIMA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE.
Bookseller: epizefiri3 [Italia, Italy]
2020-06-15 03:10:15
1788. Notre blog : https://librairie-trois-plumes.blogspot.fr/ Notre mail : benoit@troisplumes.fr Jean-Jacques Barthélémy & Jean-Denis Barbié du Boccage (pour les cartes), Lettre autographe + Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, dans le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l'ère vulgaire. Paris, de Bure, 1788. Demi-basane, 7 volumes in-8 & 1 volumes in-4, XIV-382-[2]; [6]-568-[2]; [6]-560-[2]; [6]-564-[2]; [6]-543-[3]; 511 et [6]-130-CCCXXII-[2]p & XLIIp-31 cartes. Edition originale au format in-8, complète de TOUS ses volumes et TOUTES ses cartes. L'ouvrage, dû à l'abbé Barthélémy, décrit au travers d'un voyage prêté au philosophe Anacharsis, la Grèce et ses monuments au 4e siècle avant Jésus-Christ. L'ouvrage est illustré de 31 cartes dépliantes (format in-4, 26.5*21.5cm) faites par Jean-Denis Barbié du Boccage, qui travaillait alors avec Barthélémy. L'ouvrage est ENRICHI d'une très rare lettre de l'abbé Barthélémy, lettre autographe non signée, justement écrite à Barbié du Boccage. Cette lettre, simplement datée du "lundy 24 janv." date de 1785 (le contenu de la lettre comme là mention du lundi confirme cette année). Il s'agit probablement de la PREMIERE LETTRE envoyée par Barthélémy à la nouvelle recrue du Cabinet des Médailles car Barbié du Boccage y arrive début 1785. La lettre dit précisément : "Je crains, Monsieur, que vous ne soyez malade et j'envoie savoir de vos nouvelles. Si vous pouvez venir demain, nous irons chez M. Le Noir pour vous présenter à lui" Jean-Charles-Pierre Le Noir, garde de la bibliothèque du Roi depuis 1784 démissionnera durant l'année 1785. Cette … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2020-06-13 20:19:03
DUMAY. Joseph.
1788. 1 volume in-folio, plein vŽlin de lՎpoque, actes de remploi sur les plats et le dos, deux lacets.372 pp. PrŽcieuse histoire manuscrite, trs lisible, des mouvements parlementaires de 1788 (de mai 1788 ˆ dŽbut 1789) reposant sur une compilation de lettres, actes et discours parlementaires. L'ouvrage est centrŽ sur la Bourgogne dont est issu lÕauteur, Joseph Dumay, avocat et juge de Mirebeau. Actuellement Mirebeau-sur-Bze, situŽ au Nord-Est de Dijon. Y figurent les grands discours et dŽclarations royales, notamment la fameuse dŽclaration ˆ Versailles du 23 septembre 1788 (p. 243) fixant la tenue des Etats gŽnŽraux, longtemps demandŽs, en janvier 1789. Il y est question de lÕarrivŽe de Necker au Ministre des Finances en aožt 1788 dont on pense quÕil ÇÊaura calmŽ toutes les craintesÊÈ (p. 214). On y trouvera Žgalement les Lettres des Etats de Bretagne au Roi (10 mai 1788) et le Discours du premier prŽsident du Parlement de Paris ( 8 mai, p. 150)Le manuscrit fait une place ˆ lÕimportante prŽ-RŽvolution dauphinoise, ˆ travers le rŽcit de la fameuse ÇÊjournŽe des TuilesÊÈ du 7 juin ˆ Grenoble (p. 115)Ê: les insurgŽs ont affrontŽ la troupe ˆ coups de tuiles, dans le contexte de la fronde parlementaire consŽcutive ˆ la tentative de rŽforme duÊGarde des SceauxÊLamoignonÊet du Contr™leur gŽnŽral des FinancesÊLomŽnie de Brienne, visant ˆ annuler les pouvoirs redonnŽs aux parlements par Maupeou. Les premiers parlementaires reoivent parÊlettre de cachetÊlÕinjonction du duc deÊClermont-Tonnerre, de s'exiler hors de la ville; le jour mme les habitants prennent les armes. La lect … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST [PARIS, France]
2020-06-13 14:44:04
Weltkarte ( World )
mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1788, 47,5 x 64,5 Dekorative Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären. Aktualisierte Version der erstmals 1755 erschienenen Karte, hier mit Einzeichnung der 1. und 2. Reise von Cook, aber nicht der 3., obwohl Hawaii schon in das Kartenbild eingetragen wurde. Oben mittig die Titelkartusche, in den Ecken jeweils Allegorien auf die 4 Kontinente in Verbindung mit jeweils einer Textkartusche. Am linken und rechten Rand eine Leiste mit je 5 Darstellungen zur Geschichte der Astronomie (nach G. Bailleul). Links knapprandig mit einem hinterlegten Einschnitt in der unteren Hälfte (dieser hinterlegt), aus einer Plano-Ausgabe ohne Mittelfalz.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Germany]
2020-06-13 05:38:04
ITEM DESCRIPTION Jack Lord ESTATE personal 1788 Keate's Pelew Islands book maps,1803 supplement$500.00 NOTE--shipping is free TO THE USA. Foreign countries will cost $50 or more.I am selling several items that belonged to Jack Lord of Hawaii 5-0 and Stoney Burke fame on EBAY right now. Absolutely guaranteed to originate from the estate of Jack Lord ! Bought directly from the estate in 2007 on EBAY and I have the First Hawaiian Bank COA to prove it. ABOUT THE JACK LORD ESTATE Some things about how the estate was handled----First Hawaiian bank was the executor of the estate or at the very least they were commissioned to dispose of Jack and Marie Lord's personal belongings and I believe the proceeds were donated to some designated charity. The bank hired a woman in CA who was already an established EBAY seller to handle the estate sales on EBAY. Their EBAY seller account----jacklordauc--- is no longer active. I was told in 2012 by another person who bought a lot of material from the estate that she was already familiar in 2007 with the seller and that the seller had sold other celebrity estates previously. The seller was overwhelmed with the number of questions and demands from EBAY buyers, with getting items shipped in a timely manner, with the amount of material from the estate etc. They also refused to speak to anyone on the phone and wanted everything done via email. In personal communications to me they expressed the enormity of the task and the difficulties they were having. They also wanted everything to go through PAYPAL for "paper trail" purposes as the bank was expec … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Childhood Memorabilia-Vintage Items (pezdudewelch) [Wentzville, Missouri, United States]
2020-06-12 09:43:06
1788. Bicchierai, AlessandroDei Bagni di Montecatini trattato. Mit doppelblattgrosser gestochener Ansicht, 1 mehrfach gefaltete Kupferkarte, 1 gefalteter Kupferplan, 1 gefaltete Tabelle, 4 Blatt, 347 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 29,5 x 22,5 cmFirenze, Cambiagi, 1788Ein band etwas berieben und bestossen, innen sauber. Erste Ausgabe dieser Fassung mit umfangreichem Text. Die doppelblattgroße Ansicht zeigt Montecatini mit figürlicher Staffage. Breitrandig auf starkem Papier.
Bookseller: keyasvater [Kiel, Germany]
2020-06-12 09:43:06
Bicchierai, Alessandro :
Firenze, Cambiagi, 1788. trattato. Mit doppelblattgrosser gestochener Ansicht, 1 mehrfach gefaltete Kupferkarte, 1 gefalteter Kupferplan, 1 gefaltete Tabelle, 4 Blatt, 347 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 29,5 x 22,5 cm, Ein band etwas berieben und bestossen, innen sauber. Erste Ausgabe dieser Fassung mit umfangreichem Text. Die doppelblattgroße Ansicht zeigt Montecatini mit figürlicher Staffage. Breitrandig auf starkem Papier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen [kiel, Germany]
2020-06-12 08:41:03
BICCHIERAI Alessandro
per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampatore Granducale, 1788. in 4° (cm 28,5x21,5), pp. 8 nn., 347, 1 b., leg. coeva in m/pergamena con angoli, ds. a 5 nervi con tit. su tass., piatti marmor., tagli blu, stemma granducale al front. L'opera contiene: all'antip. 1 bella veduta generale su doppia pag. delle Terme disegnata da Ant. Terreni e incisa da G. Vascellini; 1 Tavola Sinoptica delle sostanze contenute in cento libbre..., ripiegata; 1 pianta rip. delle terme di Monte Chatini di Gio Canocchi, con un Registro de' casi clinici e chirurgici in fine. Manca la pianta generale. Esemplare freschissimo con carta forte ed ampi margini. 571/31
Bookseller: La Fenice [Italy]
2020-06-11 21:36:03
1788. BERLIN - GESAMTANSICHT: 'Berlin', Kupferstich aus Lebensbeschreibung oder glorwürdiges Ansehen .. des Herrn Friedrich des Zweyten, 1788, 18,5 x 30 Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Bd. II, S. 114 ( Gesamtans. 17./ 18 - 11). - Sehr seltene Ansicht über die Spree. Rechts im Vordergrund ein Hirte mit Kühen. Artikelnummer: 305761.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-06-10 19:31:02
King, Edward.
Printed by J. Nichols,, London, 1788. Pagination: xix, [1], 622, [2]p. Contemporary calf, rubbed, edges worn, spine caps worn, lacking top end (see pic). Bookplate of Rev. Edward Penny to inside front board, old ink note at top of first blank signed Henry Drury , likely the same Henry Drury that was an English educator, classical scholar and friend to Lord Byron. Boards are cracked at hinges, repaired with leather weld glue, holding strong. A few leaves with pencil notes to outer margins, some minor foxing, overall contents clean and crisp with large margins. At time of description we locate no other copies for sale, and no auction records at Rare Book Hub. Edward King (1735-1807), English barrister and writer. In 1788 Kings Morsels of Criticism was criticised by Richard Gough in the Gentlemans Magazine but went into demand after a piece by Thomas Mathias in Pursuits of Literature. Amongst many claims, King attempted to prove that John the Baptist was an angel from heaven and that the Earth would eventually change its orbit and become a comet, with hell at its core on a collision course with the sun. A second edition with a supplemental part was published in 1800 in 3 vols, as well as a second part to this edition by popular demand. This first edition stands alone as King presented it and is very rare. Citations: ESTC: T95737. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Dark Parks Books & Collectibles [Harbor City, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-06-10 16:02:03
Potsdam - Park Sanssouci
1788. 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, aber ohne Segel und am Havelufer befinden sich nunmehr Schwäne. Hier vorliegend auch ohne Nummerierung und ohne den Namen des Künstlers.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Germany]
2020-06-10 14:43:39
SAVARY, (Nicolas) Claude Étienne.
Brieven over Egypte. Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruyn, 1788-1789. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 numbered engraved folding plates, including maps of Egypt and northern Egypt, a plan of Alexandria, and a cross-section of the Great pyramid. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines and binding edges. XVI, 446, [1], [1 blank]; XVI, 364, [2 blank], [1], [1 blank]; "XIV" [=XXIV], 390, [1], [1 blank] pp. Surprisingly rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of a collection of literary letters published after Savary's travels in Egypt (1777/79). Claude Étienne Savary (1750-1788) was a French Arabic scholar and traveller, known for his translation of the Quran and his posthumously published Arabic grammar. The letters provide, in a polished literary style, a broad overview of the country, treating its rich history, (historical) inhabitants, agriculture, trade, politics, religion, etc. The first two volumes detail his travels, while the third is pure didactic and treats Egyptian mythology, etc. "Savary was the first Frenchman to cite Arabic texts in a work of this nature, and indeed his knowledge of Arabic served him well in his travels at a time when there were many difficulties for the European explorer in Egypt" (Blackmer)Only the flyleaves and title-pages are slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition, nearly untrimmed. Bindings only slightly rubbed along the hinges, otherwise very good and attractive bindings. STCN (2 copies); WorldCat (4 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Blackmer 1492/977; Gay 1622; Howgego, to 1800, S53.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-10 14:43:38
[LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS].
Pharmacopoeia collegii regalis medicorum Londinensis.London, for Joseph Johnson and [printed by] Charles Richard Hake, Rotterdam. 1788. 8vo. Slightly later half, tanned sheepskin, XXIV, 156 pp. Rare sixth edition of the London pharmacopoeia, the first edition influenced by enlightenment science, printed in Rotterdam. The sixth edition was the first to use the system of binomial plant nomenclature devised by Linnaeus in his Systemae Naturae. More important was the omission of most of the animal materia medica (various parts of animals which included excrement), theriacs and mithridates. This reflected the critique of the English physician William Heberden (1710-1801), who in 1746 had successfully showed that that the belief in theriacs and mithridates, which were believed to be panaceas, was based upon a number of mistakes. Heberden's critique came too late for the pharmacopoeia of 1746, but the theriacs and mithridates were almost completely absent from the 1788-edition. Among the new medicines in 1788, was Robert James's patented fever powder, one of the most popular 18th-century patent medicines which was used up until the 20th-century.With owner's inscription on title-page and a partially trimmed-off marginal manuscript note on p. 127. Binding cracked at hinges, spine cracked, affecting title-label; front endpaper loose. Slight foxing throughout. Internally still a good copy. ESTC T201275 (6 copies); this edition not in Blake; STCN; Wellcome.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-10 14:43:33
FRIEDRICH II (FREDERICK II), Holy Roman Emperor.
Reliqua librorum Friderici II. Imperatoris De arte venandi cum avibus. Cum Manfredi Regis additionibus. Ex membranaceo codice camerarii primum edita ...Including: ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De falconibus asturibus et accipitribus quibus annotations addidit suas Jo. Gottl. Schneider, ... Tomus I.[-II.]Leipzig, heirs of Johann Georg Müller (colophons vol. I: J.G.I. Breitkopf; vol. II: Christoph Carl Klaubarth), 1788-1789. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 6 engraved illustration plates (I-VI, including 1 oblong folio folding). Early 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine. XVIII, 198; [4], 228 pp. Important scholarly edition, the first (and only?) edition with the extensive commentaries by Johann Gottlob Schneider (1750-1822), of the most important Mediaeval work on hawking, "still one of the best" (Harting), and an important ornithological and zoological work in general, written by the Holy Roman Emperor Freidrich II (1194-1250). "By far the greatest contribution to zoology was due, mirabile dictu, to the Emperor Frederick II. His treatise on falconry, De arte venandi cum avibus, was completed by 1248. ... It is an astounding work, taking into account the Greek and Arabic literature on the subject, but essentially based upon the author's own observations and experiments, and upon the information elicited by himself from his Muslim advisers. It set forth a number of new anatomical facts ... and discussed bird migrations and the mechanical conditions of flight. Frederick even instituted experiments to determine how vultures were attracted to their prey. ... I said that Frederick's knowl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
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