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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      Philadelphia, 1788. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, leather label. Endpapers renewed with contemporary paper. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Title with scattered foxing, light scattered tanning and foxing in text. Very good. The first American edition. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." The book was largely written in 1781 and first printed in Paris in 1785, for private distribution. In 1786, Jefferson consented to a regularly published French edition; the first English edition appeared in London in 1787, and this first American edition in 1788. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, it supplied a description of the geography, and develops an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Appendixes to the present edition, totaling thirty pages, were furnished by Charles Thomson (1729-1824), the first secretary to Congress. Born in Ireland, Thomson arrived in Delaware at the age of ten, one of six orphaned children. He was educated in Chester County, Pa., and in 1750, through the influence of Benjamin Franklin, received an appointment as tutor in the Philadelphia Academy, where his pupils must have included Jacob Duché and Francis Hopkinson. Later he was an active participant in Pennsylvania politics, and was in the forefront of all the colonial controversies with Great Britain. He served the Continental Congress as secretary for fifteen years, at the end of which, in 1789, he was chosen to notify Washington of his election to the presidency.

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        REISE DURCH EINIGE DER MITTLERN UND SÜDLICHEN VEREINIGTEN NORDAMERIKANISCHEN STAATEN NACH OST-FLORIDA UND DEN BAHAMA-INSELN UNTERNOMMEN IN DEN JAHREN 1783 UND 1784

      Erlangen, 1788. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Two volumes from different sets, bound uniformly. First volume foxed and dampstained. Second volume with institutional ex-lib. on titlepage. Titlepage of each volume printed on thick paper. Nonetheless, a good set. The first edition of Schöpf's account of his travels along the eastern coast of America immediately following the Revolutionary War. The author was a German-trained physician who served as a field surgeon attached to the Ansbach regimen of Hessian mercenaries employed by the British during the American Revolution. After the war ended, Schöpf stayed an additional two years in America, travelling from New York City south to St. Augustine, Florida. He also spent time in the Bahamas. Howes refers to the work as the "first notable 18th century account of the United States by a German traveller." Schöpf was a careful student of natural history, and was particularly interested in the geology and mineralogy of the region. He was the author of the first significant work on American geology and the earliest MATERIA MEDICA based on plants found in eastern North America. "Among travellers in America it would be difficult to find his equal in combined breadth of interests, accuracy of observation and judgement, wit, and serene good temper...he is one of the best exemplars of the culture of the Enlightenment" - DAB. This book has proved to be a notably difficult work to obtain over the years, and this is the first set we have ever handled, although we have had both Schöpf's geological and MATERIA MEDICA works.

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        Versuch einer Einleitung in die allgemeine Pathologie der Nerven.

      Prag / Leipzig, Widtmann 1788 - 19 x 11 cm, VIII, 230 S., Register, Lederband auf 4 Bünden ( etwas berieben) , Rückenschildchen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Introduction to Merchandise: containing, a complete system of arithmetic, a system of algebra, forms and manner of transacting bills of exchange, book-keeping in various forms, an account of the trade of Great Britain, and the laws and practices relating to sale, factorage, insurance, shipping, &c. Second edition, corrected and revised.

      Edinburgh and London: Charles Elliott; C. Elliott, T. Kay, and Co., 1788 - Octavo in 4s (212 x 128 mm), pp. vii, [1 blank], 544, 19, [1 blank], [4 (advertisements)]. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine ruled gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Occasional light foxing, one blank corner torn away; a very good, clean copy. Second, corrected and revised edition of this famous work by the Scottish political economist and mathematician, (1743-1829). He was born in Edinburgh and his working life began as a clerk with a firm of bankers during which period he, with other literary and political enthusiasts, formed the Speculative Society. In 1769 he became rector of Perth Academy and it was there that he published the first edition of this book in two volumes, 1777-1779. It is the present corrected edition, however, that Bywater and Yamey, Historic Accounting Literature, chose to write a chapter on, where they fully describe its contents, innovations and importance. "A relatively small number of books indicated how accounting arrangements, by double entry or otherwise, could be adapted to the recording of farming operations, whether on a large scale or small, or to manufacturing operations. Hamilton's Introduction to merchandise . 1788, about half of which is given to 'Italian Bookkeeping', has short chapters on the accounts of tradesmen (that is 'artificers and manufacturers'), of land stewards and of farmers". Yamey, Introduction to ICAEW, p. xix. Herwood 236; ICAEW, p. 140; Kress B.1427. See Bywater & Yamey, p. 185ff.

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        THE FEDERALIST: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS WRITTEN IN FAVOR OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION, AS AGREED UPON BY THE FEDERAL CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 17, 1787

      New York, 1788. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked in matching style, spine with raised bands and gilt morocco label. Calf a bit worn around the edges. Light foxing and tanning. Very good. In a cloth chemise and brown half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. The rare first edition of the most important work of American political thought ever written and, according to Thomas Jefferson, "the best commentary on the principles of government." The first edition of THE FEDERALIST comprises the first collected printing of the eighty-five seminal essays written in defense of the newly drafted Constitution. The essays were first issued individually by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in New York newspapers under the pseudonym "Publius" to garner support for the ratification of the Constitution. The first thirty-six numbers of THE FEDERALIST were here published in book form in March 1788, with the remaining forty-nine, together with the text of the Constitution, in May of that year. Upon its publication George Washington noted to Alexander Hamilton that the work "will merit the Notice of Posterity; because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government, which will always be interesting to mankind" (George Washington, letter to Hamilton, Aug. 28, 1788). The genesis of this "classic exposition of the principles of republican government" (Bernstein) is to be found in the "great national discussion" which took place about the ratification of the Constitution, and the necessity of answering the salvos in print from the Anti- Federalists and other opponents of a strong federal government. The original plan was that James Madison and John Jay were to help Hamilton write a series of essays explaining the merits of their system, while also rebutting the arguments of its detractors. "Hamilton wrote the first piece in October 1787 on a sloop returning from Albany....He finished many pieces while the printer waited in a hall for the completed copy" - Brookhiser. In the end, well over half of the eighty- five essays were written by Hamilton alone. Despite the intense time pressures under which the series was written "what began as a propaganda tract, aimed only at winning the election for delegates to New York's state ratifying convention, evolved into the classic commentary upon the American Federal system" (McDonald). This copy bears the contemporary ownership signature on the titlepage: "John H. Lothrop 1803." Just below it is further marked: "William K. Lothrop, Aug. 1831." In a few instances a contemporary hand (likely that of John Lothrop) has identified the author of a particular essay in the text. The rear free endpaper contains a manuscript note in the same hand further assigning authorship of the essays to Hamilton, Madison, or Jay. This is evidently the Rev. John Lothrop of Boston and his son, William; through his daughter, Anna, Rev. John was the grandfather of renowned historian and diplomat John Lothrop Motley, author of THE RISE OF THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. John Lothrop's annotations in the text are as follows: 2. "(Jay)"; 3. "Jay." On the rear endsheet Lothrop has written" "NB. Nos. 2.3.4.5.54. Jay - 10.14.37 to 64 inclusive Madison - 18.19.20 Hamilton and Madison - all the rest Hamilton - " THE FEDERALIST is without question the most important commentary on the Constitution, the most significant American contribution to political theory, and among the most important of all American books.

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        THE QUEBEC GAZETTE. NUM. 1199

      Quebec: William Brown, Aug. 7, 1788.. 4pp. printed in double-column format in parallel English and French. Folio. Dbd. some dust soiling at top and bottom, else very good. Contains a proclamation by Lord Dorchester for the regulation of the civil courts of Canada, as well as general news of the town, ship arrivals, etc.

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        A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States...

      1788. First Boston Edition of Adams's Defence of the Constitutions Adams, John [1735-1826]. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. London, Printed; Boston: Re-Printed and Sold by Edmund Freeman, 1788. xxx, 317 pp. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules and corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and existing lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining and ink smudges to a few leaves, section of fore-edge of leaf T4 (pp. 193-194) lacking with loss to text, facsimile leaves laid-in. Early owner signature (David Shepherd/ Dedham) to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * First Boston edition. With six-page subscriber list that includes John Hancock, Levi Lincoln, Theophilus Parsons, Theodore Sedgwick and other distinguished New Englanders. Adams wrote this fundamental contribution to American political theory when he was the American ambassador at the Court of St. James. First published in London, the Defence was a profound influence on the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the framers of several post-Revolutionary state constitutions. It also did much to familiarize Europeans with the novel political events taking place in America. Adams intended the Defence to be a one-volume work. He added two more volumes in 1787 and 1788 to offer more examples and address issues raised by critics. The first volume, reprinted from the London edition, was reprinted in New York and Philadelphia in 1787 and Boston in 1788. OCLC locates 4 copies of the 1788 Boston edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Maine). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2734. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 233n.

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        Voyage d'Auvergne EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Eugène Onfroy, 1788. Fine. Chez Eugène Onfroy, à Paris 1788, In 8 (12x21cm), XII, 551pp., relié. - First edition, rare, illustrated with a view of the city of Clermont and surrounding volcanoes. Half Calf midnight blue boards. Smooth back to great romantic long iron. Good copy. The last page of the table is so frayed margins. The author who spent five months in Clermont Ferrand and Auvergne visited, is proposed as a travelogue to the glory of an unknown and remarkable for tourism region; much of the book is a description of the city of Clermont-Ferrand. The rest of the book is devoted to the peculiarities of the Auvergne, namely volcanoes and sources. Very end of the book, the author provides walking routes and discoveries. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, assez rare, illustré d'un panoramique de la ville de Clermont et des volcans environnants. Reliure en demi veau bleu nuit Restauration. Dos lisse à grand fer romantique en long. Bon exemplaire. Le dernier feuillet de la table des manière est effrangé en marge. L'auteur ayant passé cinq mois à Clermont Ferrand et visité l'Auvergne, s'est proposé d'en faire un récit de voyage à la gloire d'une région méconnue et remarquable pour le tourisme ; une grande partie de l'ouvrage est une description de la ville de Clermont-Ferrand. Le reste du livre est consacré aux particularités de l'Auvergne, à savoir ses volcans et ses sources. En toute fin d'ouvrage, l'auteur fournit des itinéraires de promenade et de découvertes.

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        Lexicon Syriacum, ex eius lexico heptaglotto.

      Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1788. - 2 parts in 1 vol. (2), VIII, (2), 393, (2), 393-980 pp. With half-title. 19th century marbled half calf with giltstamped title to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. 4to. First separate edition of Castell's Syriac-Latin dictionary, taken from the author's great "Lexikon heptaglotton" (1669) and here edited by the German Biblical scholar Johann David Michaelis. The English orientalist Edmund Castell (1606-85) was appointed Professor of Arabic at Cambridge in 1666. - Insignificant browning; upper spine-end chipped, otherwise a well-preserved, prettily bound copy. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. Zaunmüller 372. Vater/Jülg 387. Graesse II, 65. OCLC 4683081. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philo's endliche Erklärung und Antwort, auf verschiedene Anforderungen und Fragen, die an ihn ergangen, seine Verbindung mit dem Orden der Illuminaten betreffend.

      Hannover: Schmidt 1788 - 142 S., 1 Bl. Schwarz marmorierte Kartonage der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen, Rücken oben und unten mit gleichem Bezugspapier überklebt, darauf je ein altes Signaturschild. 1. Ausgabe. - Exemplar aus einer Freimaurer-Bibliothek mit Exlibris im Innendeckel, kleinem Stempel der Loge Apollo zu Leipzig und deren handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag auf dem Titel; Titelrückseite, Seite 77 im Unterrand und letzte Seite ebenfalls mit altem Freimaurer-Stempel. - Sauberes Exemplar. - Wolfstieg 42781; Goedeke IV 1, 615, 12; Knigge 29.01.

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        Sammelband mit drei älteren, pädagogischen und aufklärerischen Schriften.

      Mangoldt / Friedrich Nikolai / Crusius, Prag, Berlin und Stettin, Leipzig 1788 - 1788-1795. 7 Blatt, 142 Seiten; XXII, 71 Seiten; 4 Blatt, 182 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel und allseitigem Farbschnitt. (gering bestossen und beschabt, Spuren von entferntem Exlibris, Bibliothekssignaturen, nur wenig gebräunt oder braunfleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten). Der Band enthält die Schriften: 1.: Leonhard Cochius "Untersuchung über die Neigungen". Prag, 1788. Cochius (1718 - 1779) war Hofprediger in Potsdam und hatte 1767 für die Schrift den Preis der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin erhalten. Nach Fürsprache D'Alemberts wurde er dafür 1777 in die Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen. - 2.: Friedrich Eberhard von Rochow: "Catechismus der gesunden Vernunft: oder Versuch, in faßlichen Erklärungen wichtiger Wörter, nach ihren gemeinnützigsten Bedeutungen und mit einigen Beyspielen begleitet, zur Beförderung richtiger und bessernder Erkenntnis". Zweyte, verbesserte und hin und wieder vermehrte Auflage. Berlin und Stettin, 1790. Rochow (1734 - 1805) war erst Offizier, später Gutsverwalter, Pädagoge und Aufklärer. - Doderer III, 192 - Raabe, Nicolai 134. - 3.: Karl Traugott Thieme: "Erste Nahrung für den gesunden Menschenverstand. Dritte viel verbesserte Auflage". Leipzig, 1795. Der Verfasser (1744 - 1802) war Hauslehrer, Prediger und Rektor in Leipzig, Lübben, Merseburg und Löbau. Er verfasste zahlreiche, pädagogische Schriften. - vgl. Online-Version des "Lexikon der Oberlausitz". 250 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibel. BIBLIA. das ist die gantze Heilige Schrift deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Seel. Im Jahr Christi 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter -Sprache zu übersetzen angefangen. Anno 1534 zu End gebracht

      In Verlegung der Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung., Nürnberg. 1788 - 2° Folio,40 x 27cm, (55) + 1181 +(23) SS. Zweispaltiger Druck mit allen ganzseitigen Kupfern, 11 Porträts der Kurfürsten +1 Porträt Luthers daneben je eine S. mit Beschreibung. 2 ganzseitige Kupfer als Frontispize, sowie über 140 größere Textholzschnitte in den numerierten S. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit , über Holzdeckeln. Rücken mit 7 Bünden, Deckel mit je 4 geprägten Messingbeschlägen und 2 intakten Messingschließen mit Krallen, Metall im Original. Schließenbänder Leder jünger, sonst alles vom Einband Original in recht gutem Zustand. schöne feste Bindung. Innen teils fingerfleckig u. teils fleckig vom Schnitt her auf die Ränder übergreifend, in der Mitte der Blätter dann weniger fleckig. Insgesamt komplett u. schönes Exemplar der berühmten Bibel 14, Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio de Botanica, noçoens elementares desta sciencia, segundo os melhores escritores modernos, expostas na lingua Portugueza

      - Vende-se em Lisboa, em caza de Paulo Martin, Mercador de Livros, Paris, 1788. Primeira edição, 2 volumes e xxxi estampas. 20cm. Enc. Encadernação inteira de pele da época. Bom estado de conservação. 2 volumes. 20cm. With 31 etched plates. Contemporary full leather binding. Good copy. First edition of Brotero's influential Compendio de botanica. Volume 2 includes a botanical dictionary and a biographical dictionary of botanists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook, traduite de l'Anglois ...Paris, [Charles-Joseph Panckouck], 1789. 4to. With 2 extra-added portraits of James Cook, one (bound in) by Klauber after Dance ("proefdruk"), dated 1793, engraved for Pasteur's 13-volume Dutch edition of Cook's voyages; and the other (loosely inserted) by Strunck, engraved for the second edition of Reis naar de Zuidpool (1793), a Dutch translation of Cook's second voyage. Contemporary mottled sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Beddie 37 (other issue); Forbes 169 (other issue); Sabin 37955 4to (issue ambiguous). First French edition of the first biography of James Cook, "which, despite its many disappointing aspects, should be included in any comprehensive collection" (Davidson). The present copy is in the rarer of two simultaneous issues, without the translator's name on the title-page (this issue not recorded in the literature, though in some descriptions the issue remains ambiguous). Kippis first published his biography in London in 1788 as The life of Captain James Cook. Although it contains some significant errors and is primarily concerned with Cook's naval career, it provides a valuable account of his three voyages, remaining the standard biography until Young's Life and voyages of Captain James Cook (1836). IKippis derived his account of Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay from Samwell's Narrative of the death of Captain James Cook (1786). The appendix contains Helen Maria Williams's ode to Tahiti, "the Morai".The present copy is enhanced with two portraits of Cook, engraved soon after the book's publication. With an occasional minor spot and in the second half an unobtrusive small worm hole in the upper outside corner but still in very good condition and with large margins. The binding is rubbed and the corners and spine damaged, with much of the gold tooling on the spine lost. First French edition of the standard early biography of Captain Cook, with 2 portraits extra added.

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        1) Sur le Compte rendu au Roi en 1781. Nouveaux éclaircissemens par M. Necker. Ensemble avec:2) Réponse de M. de Calonne a l?écrit de M. Necker, Publié en Avril 1787; contenant l?examen des comptes de la situation des finances Rendus en 1774, 1776, 1781, 1783, et 1787: Avec des observations sur les résultats de l?assemblée des notables.

      1) A Lyon, Chez G. Regnault, rue Mercière. / 2) Londres, De l?Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, Snowhill, 1788, Janvier 1788, - gr. in-8vo, 1) VIII + 455 p. (+ 1 errata), non rogné / 2) VIII + 196 p., non rogné. brochure originale, couvert d?un jolie papier dominoté rose, pièce de titre en papier, avec texte ms. ?contre Calonne? au dos / 2) également broché avec papier dominoté. 1) Edition rare, publiée la même année que l?originale de Paris (Hôtel de Thou, in-4° carré, 284 p), d'un célèbre ouvrage de Jacques Necker, banquier genevois et ministre des finances de Louis XVI. Directeur général des Finances et Ministre d'Etat (1776-1781), Necker avait publié en 1781 un célèbre «Compte-rendu présenté au Roi» qui avait été traduit en plusieurs langues et qui avait soulevé de vives critiques. Successeur malheureux du banquier genevois, le dispendieux Calonne, qui s'était permis de vives critiques à l'encontre de Necker, est à son tour attaqué dans cet ouvrage qui contient notamment: Examen du plan d'attaque de M. de Calonne / Discussion du Tableau comparatif de M. de Calonne / Rapprochement du Compte-rendu (de 1781) avec le dernier compte publié par le Gouvernement / Observations sur le Compte général des Finances / Sur l'état dans lequel j'ai laissé le Trésor royal à l'époque de ma retraite / Sur la somme des emprunts depuis 1776. Ce texte paru pour la première fois en 1781, reçut le nom de "Conte bleu", parce qu'il présentait sous un jour favorable les finances du royaume. Il fit beaucoup de bruit à l'époque.2) Première édition, Rare.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Quérard VI/392; Kress B-1452 / Quérard II, 26; Kress B 1375; 1376. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Debates, Resolutions and Other Proceedings, of the Convention of the

      1788. 187 to 168 in Favor of Ratification [Massachusetts]. [Federal Constitution]. Debates, Resolutions and Other Proceedings, Of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Convened at Boston, On the 9th of January, 1788, And Continued Until the 7th of February Following, For the Purpose of Assenting to and Ratifying the Constitution Recommended by the Grand Federal Convention. Together with The Yeas and Nays on the Decision of the Grand Question. To Which The Federal Constitution is Prefixed. Boston: Printed and Sold by Adams and Nourse, and Benjamin Russell, and Edmund Freeman, 1788. 219 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary speckled sheep, blind fillets and fragment of later hand-lettered paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to head of spine, front joint starting, hinges cracked, later owner bookplate to front pastedown, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Item housed in a period-style clamshell box, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. A desirable copy. * First edition. "The ratification process in Massachusetts was viewed with anxiety by supporters of the Constitution throughout the nation. Massachusetts was a key state, and it was thought that actions there might determine the ultimate fate of the Constitution. The struggle was hard, bitter, and characterized by wild rumor and allegations of corrupt behavior. The Federalist strategy was to ratify the Constitution first and then consider amendments to it. On February 6 the Constitution was endorsed by the narrow vote of 187 to 168. Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify. Massachusetts was the first state to propose amendments along with ratification, setting a pattern for the states that followed. All except Maryland and Rhode Island were to ratify and simultaneously propose amendments" (Paeckham). A second edition was published in 1808; another, edited by Bradford K. Peirce and Charles Hale, in 1856. Peckham, Liberty's Legacy: Our Celebration of the Northwest Ordinance and the United States Constitution USC-25. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2859. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 45702.

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        Observations sur l'Histoire de France

      à Kell: S.n., 1788. Fine. S.n., à Kell 1788, 6 tomes en 6 vol. in-12 (10x17cm), 297pp. (2) et 295pp. (4) et 336pp. (3) et (4) 332pp. et (4) 355pp. et (4) 276pp., 6 volumes reliés. - New edition. Binders of the time in full sheepskin blond rooted. spine smooth ornate gilded florets and of nets, as well as parts of title and volume number red morocco. Golden streaks on the cuts and caps. All slices of yellow speckled red. Bookplate Helix. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition ; La première parut en 1765 avec seulement deux volumes. Reliures de l'époque en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisses richement ornés de fleurons et filets dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge. Stries dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches jaunes mouchetées de rouge. Dos très légèrement passés et quelques petits trous de vers, sinon bel exemplaire. Ex-libris d'Helix. Souvent considéré comme un précurseur des thèses communistes, en raison de ses discours sur l'égalité des hommes que vient corrompre la propriété qu'il faut abolir, Mably, après un éloge de la liberté de la nation française à ses origines, critique sévèrement le féodalisme et la monarchie arbitraire ; il en appelle à une restauration des Etats Généraux et préconise de grandes réformes économiques et sociales, car selon l'auteur, la France porte "l'empreinte fatale du despotisme".

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        Voyage philosophique, politique et littéraire fait en Russie pendant les années 1788 et 1789

      first edition.Half vellum binding green wedges in time. Jansenist back smooth decorated with 7 small wheels. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Headdress head of Volume 2 threadbare. Volume 1 of the lower joint split tail of 5 cm, 2 cm and higher. Pretty green vellum copy however. Chez Briand A Paris 1794 In-8 (12,5x20,5cm) xvj, 387pp. et x, 381pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        Oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, Roi de Prusse. 15 Bde. Berlin, chez Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils 1788. 4to. Mit 1 gestochenen Porträt Friedrich d. Grossen von Frisch nach Berger. Ca. 4500 S. Braune Orig.-Halblederbde. d. Zeit mit Rückentitel u. Rückenvergoldung.

      . . Erstausgabe in sehr gut erhaltenen und dekorativen Einbänden. Breitrandiges und fleckenfreies Exemplar. In diesem Zustand sehr selten. - Brieger 548. - Henning 23.

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        Le Préfet Apostolique, Aux Colons de l'Isle de France [caption title]

      1788 - Broadsheet, 12¾ x 8 inches. Folio. Moderate wear and soiling, small hole in center of sheet, affecting a few letters of text. Early and unrecorded imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text contains the articles for establishing a Bureau de Charité for the island. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, the Dutch abandoned the colony in 1710. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC, and not recorded by Toussaint in his bibliography of Mauritius imprints.

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated into the Choctaw language. Pin chitokaka pi okchalinchi Chisus Klaist in Testament Himona, chahta anumpta atoshowa hoke.

      First edition of the first complete New Testament in Choctaw. Variously given as Chahta, Chactas, Chato, Tchakta, Chocktaw, or Chactaw, Choctaw is a language of the Muskogean family, spoken by Native Americans who originally lived in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana before being relocated to Oklahoma. This translation was done by two Presbyterian missionaries, the Revs. Alfred Wright and Cyrus Byington; the Book of a Thousand Tongues says that they were "substantially assisted by Joseph Dukes and W.H. McKinney, educated Choctaws." The Rev. Wright (1788-1853) spent over 30 years among the Choctaw people in Mississippi and Oklahoma. He founded the Wheelock Mission (named for his friend Eleazer Wheelock, Dartmouth College's first president) in 1832, where he was directly involved in developing the Choctaw written language, along with Byington and Dukes.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situate in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed From the Journals and Communication of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of His Officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in The Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company. The Second Edition.

      Printed for Captain Wilson, 1788. - 4to. pp. xxvii, [1, directions to the binder], 377; 16 plans, maps and engravings [some folding]. A light water stain affecting the bottom inner edge of the portrait frontispiece and title page [not affecting the printed area], some of the usual offsetting of the plates but a nice example in full contemporary tree calf a little worn at the extremities.

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        Aventuras de Gil blas de Santillana, robadas á España, y adoptadas en Francia por Monsieur Le Sage, restituidas á su patria y á su lengua nativa por un Español zeloso, que no sufre se burlen de su nación.

      En Madrid, en la imprenta de Manuel Gonzalez, 1787-1788. - 4 tomes en 3 volumes in-8. 16ff. 335pp. 1f. + 2ff. 283pp. + 2ff. 288pp. + 2ff. 328pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin cerise (reliure de l'époque, accroc avec manque au bas du second volume). Première Edition Espagnole de ce célèbre roman picaresque "à la française" composé sur une période de 20 ans (1715-1735) et considéré comme l'un des chefs d'œuvre de Lesage. Cette traduction, parfois accusée de ne pas être assez fidèle au texte original, constitue en elle-même un intéressant tour de force littéraire. "Le Père José Francisco de Isla y Royo (1702-1781), prenant l'ouvrage pour la traduction d'un livre original espagnol perdu, l'a traduit dans sa langue (.). De Isla, qui utilise l'anagramme de Joaquín Federigo Issalp, a traduit le chef d'œuvre français avec un sens admirable de la langue et de la couleur, ce qui rendit plausible le plagiat de Lesage. La thèse du plagiat trouva, en Espagne, de nombreux défenseurs. C'est ainsi que Llorent, sans aucune preuve d'ailleurs, attribue le roman à Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra, l'auteur de l'Histoire de la Conquête du Mexique" (Laffont Bompiani). Bon exemplaire, malgré un petit manque au bas du dos du second volume; le troisième volume contient un cinquième tome provenant de l'édition donnée en 1791 par Benito Monfort à Valence. Palau, 136298: "Verdadera primera edición". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

      o. O. u. D. - An einen Freund: „ich übersende Ihnen hiermit die Festbeschreibung von 1788, welche Se. Königliche Hoheit zu sehen verlangt haben. Sie leidet, so viel ich im Überblick sehe, an einer großen [ ]wärtigkeit, welche nicht minder die damaligen Festlichkeiten garantiert. Von dieser Art ist besonders auch die akademische Festrede des Hofrath über die Frage: „Ist denn alles so aufgeklärt als man’s wähnt, und ist’s im Vaterlande auch also?" Da Sie durch das Ihren schon genug bezeichnet ist u. kaum noch ein anderes Interesse zu Anspruch nehmen könnte, als etwa um ebensolche die breite Zivielität des Redens wie die Geduld der ,Durchlauchtigsten Herrschaften’ die ihn hörten, zu bewundern. - Wir leben noch ausschliesslich in der Erinnerung der vergangenen schönen Tage, welche bei allen, die sie miterlebt haben, einen unvergeßlichen Eindruck zurücklassen werden. Nachträglich erfährt man noch immer mehr Eigenheiten von der Liebenswürdigkeit unseres Großherzoglichen Paars, welche alle Welt gefesselt hat.

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        An Introduction to Merchandise: containing, a complete system of arithmetic, a system of algebra, forms and manner of transacting bills of exchange, book-keeping in various forms, an account of the trade of Great Britain, and the laws and practices relating to sale, factorage, insurance, shipping, &c. Second edition, corrected and revised

      Edinburgh and London: Charles Elliott; C. Elliott, T. Kay, and Co., , 1788. Octavo in 4s (212 x 128 mm), pp. vii, [1 blank], 544, 19, [1 blank], [4 (advertisements)]. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine ruled gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Occasional light foxing, one blank corner torn away; a very good, clean copy. Second, corrected and revised edition of this famous work by the Scottish political economist and mathematician, (1743-1829). He was born in Edinburgh and his working life began as a clerk with a firm of bankers during which period he, with other literary and political enthusiasts, formed the Speculative Society. In 1769 he became rector of Perth Academy and it was there that he published the first edition of this book in two volumes, 1777-1779. It is the present corrected edition, however, that Bywater and Yamey, Historic Accounting Literature, chose to write a chapter on, where they fully describe its contents, innovations and importance. "A relatively small number of books indicated how accounting arrangements, by double entry or otherwise, could be adapted to the recording of farming operations, whether on a large scale or small, or to manufacturing operations. Hamilton's Introduction to merchandise ... 1788, about half of which is given to 'Italian Bookkeeping', has short chapters on the accounts of tradesmen (that is 'artificers and manufacturers'), of land stewards and of farmers". Yamey, Introduction to ICAEW, p. xix.

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        Einleitung in die Analysis des Unendlichen. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen begleitet von Johann Andreas Christian Michelsen. Erstes- (Drittes Buch). 3 Bde. (Bd. 3 auch mit eigenen Titel: Die Theorie der Gleichungen. Aus den Schriften der Herren Euler und de la Grange.).

      Berlin, Carl Matzdorff, 1788-91. Bound in 3 nice uniform contemp. calf. Spinesgilt. Tome-and titlelabels withgiltlettering. A paperlabel pasted on top of spines. Stampson title-pages. XXIV,626,(3);VIII,578;(8),530 pp., 2 tables (one folded) and 9 double-page folded engraved plates (8+1). A bit of soiling and browning to title-page in volume 1. Volume 3 has a rather faint dampstain to the lower third of leaves, causing a bit of yellowing to some leaves in the middle of the volume. A few scattered brownspots,but clean.. Scarce first German edition of his "Introductio in analysin infinitorum" from 1748, a work by which Euler lays the foundation of modern mathematical analysis, by summarizing his numerous discoveries in infinite series, infinite products, and continued fractions, and it is here he introduces the CONCEPT OF FUNCTION by the notation F(x), and defines it as any analytical expression formed in any manner from a variable quantity and constants. He includes polynomials, power series, and logarithmic and trigonometric expressions. He also defines a function of several variables. - "Euler's book is one of the few books on mathematics that is mentioned by John Carter and Percy H. Muir in their Printing and the Mind of Man. There Euler is compared with Euclid: what Euclid did with his "Elements" for geometry, Euler did with his "Introductio" for analysis. It was by means of this textbook that analysis became an independent discipline within mathematics." (Karin Reich in "Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics"). Enestrom (Euler Archive): E 101-02 (Introductio) - Volume 3 is not listed by Enestrom, and it comprises 7 memoirs on equations, 2 by Euler and 5 by Lagrange. All 7 are first German translations as the memoirs originally appeared in Latin and French in St. Petersbourg Akad. der Wissenschaften and in Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. (Euler: translation of Enestrom E 30 (1738) and E 282 (1764)).The 5 memoirs by Lagrange consist of his famous contributions to the theory of algebraic equations originally published in French in Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1769-73, here in the first German translations, and among these his groundbreaking "Von der Auflösung der numerischen Gleichungen" (Sur la Résolution des Équations Numèriques 1769), where he provides methods, by examining the roots of algebraic equations, of separating the real and imaginary roots of approximating the real roots with continued fractions.Enestrom E 101-102 (1. ed., not listing vol. 3) - PMM: 196 (Introductio)

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        Pasionario en que se contienen las cuatro pasiones de los cuatro santos evangelistas Arregladas al canto de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, primada de las Españas. .

      1788. Ed. Real Monasterio del Escorial. 1788 - Imp. Benito Cano. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . Grab. + H + 200 pp. . Plena Piel de época. Artes Gráficas (Notables impresores), Música / Danza / Ballet / Opera / Canción , Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (General), Siglo XVIII . Magnífica edición del pasionario de los Santos Evangelistas adaptada al canto de la iglesia primada de Toledo. Editado por el Real Monasterio del Escorial, el volumen contiene un grabado de la pasión de Jesucristo, ligeramente restaurado, y 200 páginas de pautado musical. Impreso en buen papel con la encuadernación a plena piel de época con ruedas doradas en tapas y lomera, cortes tintados. Conserva los dos cierres metálicos. Excepcional ejemplo de la música religiosa española del siglo XVIII. .

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        The Gentle Shepherd. A Pastoral Comedy

      Glasgow: Foulis, 1788.. 4to. (11.5 x 9.25 inches). pp.x + 111 + 17 [glossary] + 18 [engraved music]. B/w engraved portrait frontis + 12 aquatint plates, hors texte. Full original calf, title in black compartment to spine. Calf trifle marked and worn to corners. Armorial boookplate to front pastedown. Signature of Allardyce Nicoll to front free endpaper, written faintly and discretely in pencil [and scarcely legible]. Half-title, portrait, title, dedication, advertisement all present. Some staining to front of lower edge but curiously affecting bottom corner of plate margins only. No foxing or marks to textblock. Trifle light spotting here and there to plates. O/w clean and bright. David Allan artist. A very good copy indeed. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Catalogue des arbres fruitiers les plus recherches et les plus estimes qui peuvent se cultiver dans notre climat ... par F.J. Baumann. - Angebunden: Verzeichniß sowol in- als ausländischer Bäume und Sträucher, die im Freyen unser Clima aushalten, zu finden bey Johann Peter Buek, Peters Sohn, Blumen- Samen- und Baumhändler, wohnhaft auf der großen Drehbahn.

      Colmar (Neukirch) / Hamburg (Michael Christian Bock) 1788 / 1783.. 152; 46 S., mit 1 Vignette. Halbleder der Zeit mit RVerg. u. 2 RSchildchen (Einband berieben u. bestoßen; innen teils gering gebräunt; sauber). * I. Einzige Ausgabe. Sehr seltener Katalog des Baumschulgärtners und Pflanzenzüchters Baumann aus Bollwiller im Elsass. Inhalt: Pecher. Abricotier. Prunier. Cerisier. Poirier. Observations sur les fruits a pepins & surtout les poires. Pommier. Observations generales sur la plantation des arbres fruitiers. Mit ausführlichen Erläuterungen und Verweisen auf frühere Autoren. - II. Sehr seltenes Pflanzenverzeichnis der Firma Buek in Hamburg, das speziell für das hiesige Klima geeignete Bäume und Sträucher für die Pflanzung im Freien auflistet. Höhe, Größe, Wuchs und sonstige Beschaffenheit sind durch Buchstaben und Ziffern kategorisiert. - Zwei Rarissima in einem Band.

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        Collection de comptes-rendus, pièces authentiques, états et tableaux, concernant les Finances de France, depuis 1758 jusqu'en 1787.

      - Lausanne et Paris, Cuchet et Gattey, 1788. In-4, broché, couverture de papier gris bleu d'origine, xij, 231, (1) p. Edition originale de cet "ouvrage indispensable" selon Stourm ('Finances de la France au XVIIIIe s.’, p. 26 et 27) qui renferme la collection des principaux rapports des contrôleurs généraux de 1758 à 1787. "Il permet de trouver utilement 19 ou 20 comptes-rendus financiers dont plusieurs seraient demeurés inconnus si l'auteur ne les avait collectionnés" (Stourm, id.). "Avertissement", "Notions générales sur les comptes de finances", "Table chronologique des contrôleurs-généraux des Finances" et Mémoires, Rapports, Etat des finances, tableaux et comptes des recettes et dépenses sous les administrations de: Boullongne (1758), Silhouette (1759), L'Averdy, Terray, Joly de Fleury, Turgot, avec un état des revenus et des dépenses pour les années 1775 et 1776, Necker, Calonne, etc. Nombreux tableaux statistiques et rapports chiffrés. (Kress, B.1446. Goldsmiths, 13646. Einaudi, 1179). Bon exemplaire, très frais, imprimé sur papier vélin, non rogné, tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I.

      Leipzig, Georg Emanuel Beer, 1788.. Editio decima tertia, aucta, reformata. Cura Jo. Frid. Gmelin. 7 Teile in 4 Bänden. 8°. Zusammen 4120 S. Marmor. Ppbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen.. Diese von Johann Friedrich Gmeilin (1748-1804) besorgte Ausgabe von Carl Linnes (1707-1778) System der Natur erschien 1788-93 in drei Bänden, zwanzig Jahre nach Linnes letzter Auflage. Gmelin unternahm noch einmal den Versuch, sämtliche bekannten Arten der drei Naturreiche in einem Werk zusammenzufassen. Der vorliegende erste Band befasst sich mit dem Tierreich und besteht aus sieben Teilen: I. Mammalia, II. Avis (1 Bd.); III. Amphibia, IV. Pisces, V. Insecta (1 Bd.); V. Insecta (Fortsetzung, 1 Bd.); VI. Vermes sowie VII. Index (1 Bd.). - Einbände stark berieben, Papier leicht gebräunt. (Sprache: Deutsch / German)

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        Real Declaración de S.M. y Señores del Consejo por la qual se declara que la derogación de fueros contenida en la de 16 de Septiembre de 1784 por lo respectivo a los juicios executivos que se pusiesen para el pago de los créditos de Artesanos, Jornaleros, Menestrales, Criados y otros, sea extensiva a las demandas que por éstos se instaurasen sobre el asunto, aunque desde luego no presenten documento que justifique la deuda y trayga aparejada la execución

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Don Pedro Marín, 1788. Folio; 4 hojas sin paginar. Cubiertas mudas en cartulina.

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        De L importance des opinions religieuses

      Hotel de Thou 1788 - 544 pags. Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado de tapa dura. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. WE SEND (upon request) video demonstration of the conservation status of the specimen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres

      AParis: Chez Jean-François Bastien, 1788. Fine. Chez Jean-François Bastien, AParis 1788, In-8 (12x20,3cm), (4) cxl, 438pp. et (4) xvj, 574pp. et viij, 509pp. et (4) 495pp. et vj, 531pp., 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés. - New edition, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and two folding maps. Binding in full mottled calf blond contemporary. Back smooth decorated with diamonds and four wheels. As part red morocco and volume number in black morocco. Roulette framing on the boards. Light rubbing of use. Good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice et de deux cartes dépliantes. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 losanges et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Légers frottements d'usage. Bon exemplaire, bien frais dans l'ensemble. L'esprit des loix occupe les trois premiers volumes (ainsi que toutes les pièces qui concernent l'oeuvre), le reste est rempli des oeuvres littéraires et de diverses pièces ; Les considérations sur la grandeur des Romains sont dans le dernier volume. L'éditeur assure que c'est l'édition la plus complète parue, elle contient également les ébauches d'éloges écrits pour l'Académie Française où Montesquieu avait remplacé De Sacy. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Descrizione della basilica vaticana con una biblioteca degli autori che ne hanno trattato. [segue:] Notizie intorno alla novena vigilia notte e festa di Natale con una biblioteca delle questioni spettanti alla nascita del Redentore.

      - Roma, nella Stamperia Vaticana [Salvioni], 1788. 2 volumi in-12 (180x100 mm.), pp. 144; 164. Belle incisioni in rame ai frontespizi. Ottime legature pregiate in marocchino rosso, piatti ornati con bordure e festoni incisi in oro e di gusto neoclassico, dorso a finti nervi e scomparti riccamente decorati con titoli in oro su tasselli. Tagli in oro, sguardie in leggiadra carta di Remondini, segnacoli serici. Decorativi esemplari di monografie distinte, ma tenute qui insieme in virtù delle uniformi legatura che le racchiudono. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Post Karte von der Halbinsel Taurien oder Krim

      Vienna Maire 1788 - "Post Karte von der Halbinsel Taurien oder Krim (pour Servir de renseignemens a la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Theatre de la Guerre de 1787 entre la Russie et les Turcs)". Orig. copper-engraving after F. J. Maire's map of the region. Published in Vienna, 1788. Engraved by H. Benedicti. Orig. old colouring. With oval title-cartouche, the scale of map and the cartouche with explanatory notes. 29,5:42,5 cm (11 3/4 x 16 3/4 inch.). Detailed map of the Crimean Peninsula wit its postal routes. - Francois Joseph Maire (1738 - ca. 1800) was a publisher, geographer and engineer active in Vienna. He published some maps in relation to the Russian-Austrian-Turkish war of 1787-91. - With traces of the original foldings.

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        The new royal encyclopedia; or, complete modern universal dictionary of arts and sciences on a new and improved plan . containing a digest and display of the whole theory and practice of the liberal and mechanical arts comprising a general repository of ancient and modern literature . including all the material information that is contained in Chamber's Cyclopedia, the Encyclopædia Britannica, and the French Encyclopædie .

      printed for C. Cooke and sold by the booksellers of Bath [and 29 other towns] and by all other booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, n.d. [?1788-90], London - First edition, with all the title pages reading The New Royal Encyclopedia (see Alston); 3 volumes in 4, folio, 8-p. subscribers' list at the back of volume III (listing over 1500 names), contemporary full reversed paneled calf, red and black morocco labels on spine; engraved frontispiece in volume I and 153 engraved plates (including 7 folding maps) placed in a separate fourth volume (plate list calls for 150); some slight cracking of the joints on the plate volume, spine ends slightly chipped and/or rubbed, but otherwise very good and sound. Apparently issued in 150 parts. Not in Walsh, Anglo-American General Encyclopaedias; not in Circle of Knowledge; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13772; Alston III, 568 recording the third edition (1797?) only with the title The New Encyclopaedia: "The extraordinary variety of editions for each volume found in various ciopies makes this seem like a bookseller's hoax. The title page to the second volume in the Signet copy reads The New Royal Encyclopaedia . No acknowledgement is made to previous works . The usually found combination is as follows: vol. I - third edition; vol. II - second edition; vol. III - second edirtion. One of the editor's copies is clearly the first issue with all the title pages reading The New Royal Encyclopaedia and without and edition number." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "The new royal encyclopedia; or, complete modern universal dictionary of arts and sciences on a new and improved plan ... containing a digest and display of the whole theory and practice of the liberal and mechanical arts comprising a general repository of ancient and modern literature ... including all the material information that is contained in Chamber's Cyclopedia, the Encyclopædia Britannica, and the French Encyclopædie ..."

      London: "printed for C. Cooke … and sold by the booksellers of Bath [and 29 other towns] and by all other booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, n.d.". [?1788-90]. "First edition, with all the title pages reading The New Royal Encyclopedia (see Alston); 3 volumes in 4, folio, 8-p. subscribers' list at the back of volume III (listing over 1500 names), contemporary full reversed paneled calf, red and black morocco labels on spine; engraved frontispiece in volume I and 153 engraved plates (including 7 folding maps) placed in a separate fourth volume (plate list calls for 150); some slight cracking of the joints on the plate volume, spine ends slightly chipped and/or rubbed, but otherwise very good and sound. Apparently issued in 150 parts. Not in Walsh, Anglo-American General Encyclopaedias; not in Circle of Knowledge; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13772; Alston III, 568 recording the third edition (1797?) only with the title The New Encyclopaedia: ""The extraordinary variety of editions for each volume found in various ciopies makes this seem like a bookseller's hoax. The title page to the second volume in the Signet copy reads The New Royal Encyclopaedia ... No acknowledgement is made to previous works ... The usually found combination is as follows: vol. I - third edition; vol. II - second edition; vol. III - second edirtion. One of the editor's copies is clearly the first issue with all the title pages reading The New Royal Encyclopaedia and without and edition number."""

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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.

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        A comparative statement of the two bills, for the better government of the British possessions in India, brought into Parliament by Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt ... second edition

      London: J. Debrett 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1788 Second edition. Sheridan entered Parliament in 1780, crowning his previous career as a successful playwright and theatre manager with a long and distinguished record of public service. He originally read the main portion of this statement before the House of Commons as part of the debate, after noticing that the gentlemen discussing the two bills in question appeared not to have paid "any very minute degree of attention" (p. 6) to the details of either one. The texts of both bills are present here, along with Sheridan's analysis of how each would address "the question of right between the public and the [East India] Company" (p. 39). Recent marbled paper?-covered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped leather title label and spine with gilt-stamped leather author label. Half-title and several other pages stamped by a now-defunct institution. Pages with edges untrimmed and a few small spots of staining; mostly, clean.

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        Den Danske Skue-Plads, deelt Udi 7 TOMER,

      . Förste TOME. KIÖBENHAVN, Trykt hos Directeuren over Hans Kongel. Majests. og Univ. Bogtrykkerie, J.J. Höpffner, som förste Forlaegger, og findes hos hannem tilkiöbs. + Den Danske Skue-Plads, Anden (-Syvende) TOME. Trykt paa Forlaeggerens egen Bekostning. 3. optryk 1788. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i 7 smukke nyere conforme halvlaederbind i gammel stil, med farvede titelfelter og rig gulddekoration pa ryggene. Bindene signeret Wilh. Gethers Eftf Kannikestr 15. * EM II, 208-216..

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        The dances of death, through the various stages of human life: wherein the capriciousness of that tyrant is exhibited in forty-six copper plates; done from the original designs, which were cut in wood, and afterwards painted, by John Holbein, in the town house of Basil [...]. Etched by D. Deuchar.

      Edinburgh, o. Vlg., 1788. 8°, 1 Bl., 2 Kupfern (Portrait D. Deuchar; frz. Titelkupfer (von Mechels Kupferstich von 1780, aber mit Duchars Namen u. der Jahreszahl 1786) als Fronti. bzw. Taf. I, Titelbl. (Portrait H. Holbein), 2 S. (Preface), 1 Kupfer ("Creatio Mundi"), 46 S. Text wechselnd mit 46 Kupfern. Zusätzlich: 1 Kupfer (Mortalium Nobilitas, 2-streifiger Kupferstich: Dolchscheiden-Totentanz., Ldr. d. Zeit gold.geprägt. m. Rückenschild., Blätter durchgängig fingerfleckig, Monogramm a. erstem Kupferstich a. Vs., Meist Abklatsch der Kupfern auf Textseite, ein Blatt am Steg minimal verstärkt. Die Kupfern manchmal etwas flach abgezogen. Preis in CHF: 1800. Ohne das Wappen des Todes. Die Bildunterschriften in den Kupfern in Latein, die erläuternden Texte engl./frz. - David Deuchar (1743 - 1808) kopierte recht unbeschwert die 30 Totentanzstiche von Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), den jener nach Holbein neu gestochen hatte. Die dekorative Rahmen um die Kupferstiche nach Abraham van Diepenbeck (1596-1675,. - Massmann 57.

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        COMPENDIO DE LA HISTORIA GEOGRAFICA NATURAL Y CIVIL DEL REYNO DE CHILE.

      Madrid: Don Antonio de Sancha 1788-1795 1st ed. - Complete two-volume set. Bound in full 18th century leather; marbled endpapers; spines hubbed and decorated in gilt. Ex-library with library name stamps on endpapers and title pages; ink call numbers on spine; else generally clean. Tight binding. Books did not circulate and were likely seldom handled. First edition of this monumental history of Chile by an early Jesuit missionary in Chile. This is the Spanish edition translated from the Italian. Vol. II contains a frontispiece and four folding maps and plans: Vol. I contains a single folding map. Touch of wear to spine ends. Some old wormholes to the lower margins of Vol. II. Overall good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Befestigungsplan ('Plan von der Festung Choczim und der umliegenden Gegend 1788. zu finden bey C. L: Thomas Ingenieur und Geographe zu Franckfurt am Mayn.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Christian Ludwig Thomas in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1788, 38 x 27 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 266 (Christian Ludwig Thomas, 1757-1817. Geographer and cartographer. Crimea, 1788; Plan of Belgrade, 1788.). - Zeigt einen Befestigungsplan von Choten in der Ukraine mit Karte der Umgebung u. dem Lauf des Dniester (Niester / Dnjestr / Dnestr / Dnister / Nistru) von Okop bis Ustia. - Sehr seltener Frankfurter Einblattdruck! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Befestigungsplan und Gesamtansicht ('Accurater Grundris Der Stadt und Festung Belgrad 1788. - Prospect der Stadt Belgrad von der Nord Seite - Plan de la Ville de Belgrad 1788.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Christian Ludwig Thomas in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1788, 39,5 x 27 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 266 (Christian Ludwig Thomas, 1757-1817. Geographer and cartographer. Crimea, 1788; Plan of Belgrade, 1788.). - Zeigt in dem oberen Drittel einen Befestigungsplan; darunter Stadtansicht von Belgrad. - Sehr seltener Frankfurter Einblattdruck! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        M. Tullius Cicero's Reden aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehn von J. B. Schmitt. Erster bis achter Theil (in 8 Bänden).

      Wirzburg (Würzburg) Stahelische Buchhandlung - 1794 1788 - Sieben O-Pappbände und ein O-Halbledereinband (Fünfter Theil) der Zeit mit Kibitzpapierdeckeln. Einbände mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren, Rücken verblasst, etwas fleckig und zum Teil mit einigen Wurmlöchern. Seiten sauber und wurmlochfrei. Jeweils mit einer Titelvignette, (8 S.), 288 S., 330 S., 226 S., 294 S., 228 S., 193 S., 198 S. und 382 Seiten auf Büttenpapier, 8°. Spätestens seit Quintilian ist Ciceros Ruhm als klassisches Vorbild unangefochten, und er wird noch heute als der herausragende Redner der römischen Antike bezeichnet. Cicero hat die meisten seiner Reden selbst veröffentlicht; 58 Reden sind im Originaltext erhalten, etwa 100 durch Titel oder Bruchstücke bekannt. Ciceros rednerisches Werk kann in zwei Gruppen eingeteilt werden: politische Reden vor dem Senat oder dem Volk sowie Verteidigungsreden vor Gericht. Auch die Verteidigungsreden hatten oft einen politischen Hintergrund. Als Ankläger in einem Strafprozess trat Cicero nur einmal auf, nämlich gegen Gaius Verres. Seinen Erfolg verdankte er neben seiner argumentativen und stilistischen Kunst, die sich Gegenstand und Publikum perfekt anzupassen wusste, vor allem seiner klugen Taktik, die sich ebenfalls ganz auf die jeweilige Hörerschaft einstellte und Meinungen verschiedener philosophischer oder politischer Schulen eklektisch zusammenführte, teilweise weil dies seiner eigenen Auffassung entsprach, aber auch um dem Publikum entgegenzukommen und seine Ziele zu erreichen. (Wikipedia) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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