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        The temporal government of the Pope's State

      A comprehensive, damning, and seemingly reasonably objective survey of the civil administration and political economy of the Vatican State during the papacy of Pius VI (1775-1799). The book was dedicated by the author to Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, eccentric absentee Bishop of Derry, and serial visitor to Italy (see, e.g. Ingamells p.126 et seq.]. The thirty chapters examine the inner workings of an influential but generally unpopular Papacy. Subjects examined, and objectively commented upon, include Papal finance, departments of state and the relevant officers and officials, including ministers, the governor of Rome, the Pope's auditor, the Cardinal Vicar, Rota, treasurer, the Sagra Consulta, the President of the public streets, the prefect of the Archives, the President of the Mint, of the Quays and of the Prisons, the Majordomo of the Pontifical Palace, of the Congregation del Buon Governo, &c. &c. There are other chapters on agriculture and "bad air", manufactures, commerce, justice, and even nepotism.The name of Pope Pius VI is associated with many and often unpopular attempts to revive the splendour of Pope Leo X in the promotion of art and public works. He is best remembered in connection with the establishment of the Vatican Museum, and with an impractical and expensive attempt to drain the Pontine marshes, He has been accused of having led a futile and immoral life, of having neglected his duties and of having been bad tempered and even brutal with his attendants.Denham concludes his survey by observing that "the peculiar infelicity of the papal government, so manifestly demonstrated in this work, will naturally prompt a curious enquirer to search for some principle in human nature to account for it". And he concludes with damning clarity. "However they may be supposed to promote the good of souls, their want of a proper relation, and their own particular insulated situation, never to be altered, depriving them of sympathy, must generally produce an insensibility to the misery of others. Whether this be a proper solution of the phenomenon or not, philosophers will judge. Facts evince, that priests so circumstanced, are by no means qualified to govern in temporal matters".8vo., xii + 268pp., wanting front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine simply gilt and labelled. A very good copy., [1788]. First edition: scarce.. A comprehensive, damning, and seemingly reasonably objective survey of the civil administration and political economy of the Vatican State during the papacy of Pius VI (1775-1799). The book was dedicated by the author to Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, eccentric absentee Bishop of Derry, and serial visitor to Italy (see, e.g. Ingamells p.126 et seq.]. The thirty chapters examine the inner workings of an influential but generally unpopular Papacy. Subjects examined, and objectively commented upon, include Papal finance, departments of state and the relevant officers and officials, including ministers, the governor of Rome, the Pope's auditor, the Cardinal Vicar, Rota, treasurer, the Sagra Consulta, the President of the public streets, the prefect of the Archives, the President of the Mint, of the Quays and of the Prisons, the Majordomo of the Pontifical Palace, of the Congregation del Buon Governo, &c. &c. There are other chapters on agriculture and "bad air", manufactures, commerce, justice, and even nepotism.The name of Pope Pius VI is associated with many and often unpopular attempts to revive the splendour of Pope Leo X in the promotion of art and public works. He is best remembered in connection with the establishment of the Vatican Museum, and with an impractical and expensive attempt to drain the Pontine marshes, He has been accused of having led a futile and immoral life, of having neglected his duties and of having been bad tempered and even brutal with his attendants.Denham concludes his survey by observing that "the peculiar infelicity of the papal government, so manifestly demonstrated in this work, will naturally prompt a curious enquirer to search for some principle in human nature to account for it". And he concludes with damning clarity. "However they may be supposed to promote the good of souls, their want of a proper relation, and their own particular insulated situation, never to be altered, depriving them of sympathy, must generally produce an insensibility to the misery of others. Whether this be a proper solution of the phenomenon or not, philosophers will judge. Facts evince, that priests so circumstanced, are by no means qualified to govern in temporal matters". 8vo., xii + 268pp., wanting front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine simply gilt and labelled. A very good copy.

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        Histoire de la décadence et de la chûte de l'empire romain Traduite de l'Anglois

      Paris Moutard: then Moutard et Letellier: then Maradan 1788 - 1788-1795. 18 vols, nice set in contemp. tree-calf, triple gilt fillet, flat spine gilt, twin labels, sl wear, minor cracks in joints The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88). PMM 222. Vols I-III are in the translation by Leclerc de Septchênes, who had been tutor to the Dauphin (became king as Louis XVI in 1774). The first ébauche of his translation appeared as a 12mo volume in 1776, reputedly translated with the assistance of his royal pupil. He sent a copy to Gibbon, who replied with great praise and enthusiasm (Dec.1776; Letters II, 131) and offered, if he were sent the proofs, to make observations on the continuation; he also wonders if his chapters 15-16 [on Christianity] could be published in France. De Septchênes did continue, publishing 3 vols 8vo in 1776, of which this set contains the second edition. Given Gibbon's involvement, this is plainly a significant text. Vol.III ends with chaps. 15-16, prefaced with the words: "Le Traducteur n'a pas entendu, dans les Chapitres suivans, adopter tous les principes de l'Auteur, qui est Protestant." The other vols, translated by A.S.M.Cantwell (IV-XI), unattributed (XII), D.M.[Demeunier?] revised by A.M.H.Boulard, are the first editions in French. Norton 81; Miss Norton gives a detailed history of the translation at p.119 ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        til liden Hielp for Tronhiems Huusarme. Første årgang. Følgende nr. er med her : 1, 7-11, 16-18, 36, 38 - til sammen elleve nr.

      1788. U. st. (Trondhjem). 8vo. Liggende i materie i et stivt omslag. Hvert nr. på åtte sider.. Proveniens : Jonas Skougaard.Vedlagt to kvitteringer signert H. Tonning for betalt "abonnement".Den første artikkelen handler om kaffe ! Sjelden

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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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        Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings Executed in the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire et caetera

      London: Messrs. Taylor, 1788. First edition of SoaneÕs second book. With 47 engraved plates. [viii], 11, [1], [32] pp. Folio. Bound in modern half crushed tan morocco, with elaborately gilt spine, some occassional light spotting, still a very handsome copy. SoaneÕs Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings with 47 Plates Soane (1753-1837) was an architect working in the neo-Classical style who is best-known today for his work on the Bank of England. He developed an idiosyncratic, poetic, and pared-down style ?' subsequently dubbed protomodernist ?' that has remained influential into the 20th century. ?'Plans?" is his second book and features 47 plates with designs for 18 buildings.

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         La Chasse au Fusil ... en deux parties, contenant: ... des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu; savoir l'Arc et l'Arbalète: un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des Canons de fusil ... avec les marques de canonniers ... des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer.... les différentes espèces de gibier... la manière de dresser les chiens de plaine; les ruses dont on peut se servir pour approcher certains oiseaux...

      Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1788, in 8°, de XVI-582pp. 5ff., ill. de 9 planches gravées h.t. dont 6 d'arbalètes et 3 se dépl., demi-veau brun époque, dos orné, p. de t. rouge, bon exemplaire. Edition originale. ¶ « Ce livre est non seulement le premier ouvrage français consacré exclusivement au fusil de chasse et la chasse à tir, mais c'est aussi le premier traité de chasse qui consacre une étude importante à la Sauvagine » Thiébaud 622. Un supplément a paru en 1791.

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        Faits Memorables

      1788. HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri. Faits Memorables des Empereurs de la Chine, tires des annales. Engraved throughout, including title, dedication with armorial head-piece, 24 leaves of text and 24 engraved plates in full contemporary hand-colouring, numbered 1-24, each with tissue guards on papier de hollande. Folio, 278 x 274 mm, bound in full French 18th-century dark blue morocco, ruled in gilt. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1788. |~||~||~| First Edition, a superior copy with contemporary hand-colouring to the 24 engraved plates, plus yellow hand-coloured borders to the text. This is the most luxurious issue of this work, printed on papier de Hollande. The plates were commissioned from the Jesuit artist in Peking, Father Jean-Denis Attiret, by the orders of the Emperor Qianlong, to be drawn and engraved in the Western style and based on the Ming work "Dijian tushuo" [The Illustrated Discussion of the Emperor's Mirror], 1573, telling of the heroic deeds of the Emperors of China in parables. Helman was involved in a re-impression of the original French production Suite de Seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine. (Paris, 1775). In 1786 Helman (a pupil of J.P. le Bas who worked on the original plates) published reduced versions with captions in French by which the plates are usually identified by European scholars. According to the title page, this issue was originally priced at 48 livres. The work could also be purchased unbound at 12 livres, in paper wrappers at 13 livres and 10 francs, and unbound but on papier velin at 18 livres. It was to be published in four parts, appearing every two months from 15th April onwards. Cohen-De Ricci 447. Lust 729.

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        SOME HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF GUINEA... WITH AN INQUIRY INTO THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE SLAVE TRADE, ITS NATURE, AND LAMENTABLE EFFECTS

      London: J. Phillips, 1788. New Edition. Some minor foxing, but a nice tall copy uncut and partially unopened. New Edition. xvi, 132p. Rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards. Blockson 10074 and Work p. 257 for the 1771 edition; Sabin 4689.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Erster und zweiter Theil = Politische Schriften: Erster Theil - Zweiter Theil.

      Rellstab, Berlin 1788 - ( = Erste deutsche Ausgabe ) Mit XV, 296 Seiten und 384 Seiten. Im ersten Band ein Kupferstich-Frontispiz nach E. Henne. Die Bände jeweils in Pappbänden der Zeit, 8° ( 15,5 x 9,5 cm ). Inhalt der beiden Bände: Zueignungsschrift an die Republick Genf - Vorrede - Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Ungleichheit unter den Menschen, und worauf sie sich gründet - Brief an Herrn Philopolis - Abhandlung über die politische Oeconomie // Vom gesellschaftlichen Vertrage oder Grundsätze des bürgerlichen Rechts - Betrachtungen über die Regierung von Polen und über den Entwurf einer Verbesserung derselben. Die Einbände berieben, stärker fleckig, Band 1 mit Beschädigungen im Bezugspapier. Die Bände jeweils von alter Hand auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken tituliert *Rousseaus polit. Schrift: I. Theil - II: Theil*. Innen jeweils ein altes Exlibris *Bibliothek Hermann Ott* sowie jeweils ein kleiner alter Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Im ersten Band einige Seiten etwas braunfleckig ( wenige Seiten auch stärker ), das schöne Porträtkupfer gering stockfleckig, das hintere Vorsatzblatt fehlt - im zweiten Band wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. Zusammen 2 Bände. - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 500 Gramm ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Compiled, arranged and printed to the wishes of many respectable law characters, and the approbation of the Honourable judges of the Supreme Judicial Court. Carefully compared with the original acts

      Printed at Worcester [Mass.]: Isaiah Thomas, 1788. First edition. Full calf. Boards quite tender, though holding, worn, circular stain to front board, chips to rear board, leather separating, spine label lacking, head and tail bands chipped, dampstain to free front endpaper, scattered foxing and toning, small worm hole to rear pastedown, impressions quite strong with only the odd crease. A good copy. 8vo (21 cm). p. 231 mis-numbered 431. Lacking only the final rear blank. The first true compilation of the complete laws of Massachusetts published the same year as the ratification of the Constitution. Called the "Baskerville of America" by Ben Franklin, Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was an anti-British radical and leading publisher as well as the author of History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers (1810). Signed by C. H. Witt. Evans 21245. Sabin [45932]. ESTCW6813. Barlow 1592. Rich 348.

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        "Extract of a Letter from an Officer in the Botany Bay Fleet" dated Rio De Janeiro. 29 August 1787 [in] The London Chronicle

      London: 1 March, 1788. Broadsheet, 8 pp. comprising a complete issue of the London Chronicle, p. 2 with a long letter written from Rio, original tax stamp; excellent. Even the convicts have a dessert after dinner. Rare: a significant letter written from on board one of the ships of the First Fleet at Rio de Janeiro, published in the London Chronicle. Such letters in contemporary journals, indifferently recorded and only very rarely seen, include some of the most candid comments on the voyage of the First Fleet: this letter does not appear to he recorded in the Historical Records of New South Wales or otherwise noted.Rio de Janeiro, writes the correspondent, is 'without exception the pleasantest and most fruitful place in the whole universe; it is now the middle of their winter, yet we have oranges, lemons, limes, olives, coffee, &c. in blossom and in fruit at the same time; oranges are only four-pence per hundred, and even the convicts have a dessert after dinner.' Indeed, as this remarkable comment about convicts indulging in sweets suggests, much of the letter is taken up with fulsome praise of Phillip's care and attention during the voyage. One passage notes: 'He gives them fresh beef every day when in port, and procures them fruits, when to be had. He liberated them all from their irons a week after they left England; in short, he allows them every indulgence which prudence and discretion in our present situation will authorize. It is to this clemency and attention, that we must ascribe the extraordinary good health they have enjoyed since we left England. The sick list at present is not above 30.'Although the letter is full of interesting asides on the conditions aboard, two stories get top billing. The first is the tale of the attempted escape of a convict, who 'attempted his escape at Teneriff, and effected it so far as to land by the help of a small boat, about ten miles from the ship, round the S.W. part of the island; he was taken the next morning by a party of marines, sent on shore for that purpose' (the convict in question was on board the Alexander; see White's Journal, p. 14).The second tale is a benign, even slightly approving, account of the ingenuity with which one of the convicts set about counterfeiting coins: 'one of the convicts felt an inclination to have a little trade with the Portugueze, and... he therefore determined upon a new coinage of dollars... some of the best counterfeited dollars I ever saw; they were so ingeniously executed, so as to render them passable; he coined them out of pewter spoons, and a something that gave them the solidity and lustre of silver; however, an end is put to his plan, and on account of the circulation of his dollars being topped, and his credit not being good in the island, his intended investments cannot be made.' The convict in question was Thomas Barrett, now famous for the Charlotte Medal, recently purchased by the National Maritime Museum of Australia.The letter signs off in the best of good spirits. 'I have the pleasure to acquaint you,' he writes, 'that we have not lost an officer since we left England, and at his moment, we are all in health and spirits. We sail in a day or two for the Cape, where you shall hear from me again. If you are curious to know the occurrences at sea on our passage hither, you shall hear them in a few words. We saw flying fish, caught bonettas, albacoras, &c. &c. and took the Devil.'Neither the original author nor his correspondent is recorded here, and it is not even absolutely clear on which ship the author was sailing, despite the tantalising hints. Generally speaking, there are surprising few comments about anything nautical, but there are more than a few about the sicklist and general health. There is also the glorious tale of Barrett and his counterfeiting, and the tale of the attempted escape in Tenerife, both of which stories were reprinted in White's Journal; indeed, it is White who is thought to have commissioned the Charlotte Medal from his old shipmate Barrett. Taken together, this might suggest that the letter was originally written by John White, but any attribution is likely to remain little more than speculation. The only clue to the recipient is a passing reference in the passage about the good health on board the Fleet, with the note 'that you have not a village on your island (wherein there are an equal number with us) more healthy.'.

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        The Book of Common Prayer - Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David -

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University, 1788 - Knapp (1722-1792) was the Clerk of the Haberdashers' Company, Clerk of the Assize on the Home Circuit in England and made Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 1789 (undoubedtly the occasion for this binding) Folio. A-H2, A-4Q3, A-O2. Contemporary full dark green morocco, covers gilt with outer Greek key roll, surrounding gilt dentelle border made up of alternating urn and floral tools, covers stamped in gilt with the arms of the Middle Temple, and beneath on front cover "Jerome Knapp Esq. / Treasurer /1789," spine in seven compartments with raised bands, compartments stamped in gilt with large urn tool and smaller floral tools, marbled endpapers. Covers darkened, some light wear to extremities, New York City Bar Association stamp on the title, accession stamp on verso, in custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Griffiths 17885; ESTC T81428. Provenance: Jerome Knapp (inscription stamped in gilt on front cover) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer ? Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ?

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University, 1788. A-H2, A-4Q3, A-O2. Folio. Contemporary full dark green morocco, covers gilt with outer Greek key roll, surrounding gilt dentelle border made up of alternating urn and floral tools, covers stamped in gilt with the arms of the Middle Temple, and beneath on front cover "Jerome Knapp Esq. / Treasurer /1789," spine in seven compartments with raised bands, compartments stamped in gilt with large urn tool and smaller floral tools, marbled endpapers. Covers darkened, some light wear to extremities, New York City Bar Association stamp on the title, accession stamp on verso, in custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Knapp (1722-1792) was the Clerk of the Haberdashers' Company, Clerk of the Assize on the Home Circuit in England and made Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 1789 (undoubedtly the occasion for this binding).

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne, contenant dix Cartes Geographiques, quatre-vingt-treize Planches de Tactique, & plus de cent Tableaux Numeriques,

      . Londres, ohne Verlag (Selbstverlag), 1788, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband, Großformat, abschnittsweise paginiert, geographische Karten, Tabellen, Abbildungen mit taktischen Aufstellungen und Manövern, Einband etwas stärker berieben, Einriss am Gelenk, Innen aber gut erhalten, Zustand 2-3 (OG3).

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        Toxophilus, The Schole, or Partitions of Shooting Contayned in II bookes, Writen by Roger Ascham, 1544 And now newly perused Pleasaunt for all Gentlemen, and Yeomen of Englande For theyr pastime to read and profitable for theyr use to folowe both in warre and peace To which is added A Dedication and Preface by the Reverend John Walters

      Wrexham: Reprinted by R. Marsh, 1788. The Fourth edition. Engraved frontispiece. xxi, 230, (2) pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Nineteenth-century brown polished calf, red leather spine label, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Very pretty copy. "Not only is this the most renowned work on the subject of archery in English, or for that matter in any language, but its publication marked the beginning of the decline of the prejudice in favour of Latin as the literary language of Englishmen for original compositions, the works of Tynedale and Sir Thomas More being the only illustrious predecessors easily recalled. For writing this book and presenting it to the king, Ascham was granted a pension of £10." (Pforzheimer Catalogue). Originally published in 1545, the second edition was issued in 1571 and the third in 1589. Ascham's love of sports is interesting. According to Camden (Annales, 1568) he lived and died a poor man owing to his addiction to dicing and cock-fighting.

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        AN HISTORY OF FUNGUSSES, GROWING ABOUT HALIFAX (VOLUME II)

      1788. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bolton, James. Good condition with no wrapper. An History of Agarics, growing about Halifax. Volume 2 (of 4). Large format. Leather spine with red title label, gilt title. Marbled boards. Exquisite hand coloured plates! Marbled boards are clean and bright. A few marks to leather spine. New, modern endpapers. Frontis is possibly missing. Damp stain to top half of all pages. All plates present. A good copy of a scarce item. [S]

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        Der Zweite Trenck oder Geschichte meiner Entweichung aus dem Staatsgefängnis zu Venedig.Geschrieben in Dux in Böhmen 1787., Nach dem Französischen.

      Wien und Leipzig, 1788 - Mit 2 Kupfertafeln (nach J. Berka) 125 S. Überaus seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des einzigen zu Lebzeiten Casanovas erschienenen Teils aus seinen Lebenserinnerungen, enthaltend die berühmte Flucht aus den Bleikammern,- Childs XXXVII, 2.; Fromm 4573a; Hayn-G. IX, 99; Hehres und Triviales II, 131,- Erschienen im selben Jahr wie die in Prag mit 2 Kupfern von Berka gedruckte französische Ausgabe (Childs kennt von dieser ca. 16 Ex.) und ist wesentlich seltener als diese.- Im deutschen Nachkriegshandel sind 2 Exemplare nachweisbar, beide indes mit fehlerhaften Kupfertalfeln: das von Kaldewey 1972 angebotene Exemplar enthielt 2 Kupfertafeln nach Berka (diese waren also aus dem französischen Druck ergänzt) dem bei Brandes 1975 versteigerten fehlte eine Tafeln (Faksimile ergänzt),- die beiden Tafeln in der deutschen Ausgabe sind nicht signierte Nachstiche nach den Berkarschen Kupfern.- Zur Kollation: die Seiten 1-7 nicht paginiert, S. 8-125 paginiert. 126 leer. Als der Entdecker dieser ersten deutschen Ausgabe muß F. von Zobelitz (in Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde, N.F. XI/1919,69) gelten, desssen Exemplar brandes verkaufte.-Fromms Verlagsangabe (Breslau, Korn) beruht wohl nicht auf Auotopsie, ein Exemplar mit diesem Impressum ist nicht bekannt.Schlichter Pappband, Innen kleiner Wurmgang außerhalb von Text und Abbildung, minimal fleckig, insgesamt sehr wohlerhalten. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 758 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: Chez Froullé, libraire, quai des Augustins, 1788. First edition. (4), xvi, 383, (1); (4), 259, (1); (4), 292; (4), 366 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter leather, pastepaper boards, french tips, flat spines with red leather title and volume labels. Spines rubbed, some minor starting of joints to two volumes, small loss to head of vol. I, a very good contemporary set. Mazzei emigrated to America from Italy in 1773 and introduced the cultivation of grapes and olives to the United States.  He became a neighbor of Jefferson in Virginia, settling near Monticello at Jefferson's request, and this association led to their long friendship and the author's acquaintance with Franklin and Adams.  A staunch Republican, Mazzei took an active role in the Independence movement.  In this work he outlines the history of the American colonies, the causes of the Revolution, and the economy and government of the United States.  Also discussed are Indians, slavery, emigration, and the Society of the Cincinnati. The book was a contemporary success and remains an important work which Malone characterizes as "probably the most reliable of all the works of the period on the United States" (Thomas Jefferson 2:109-110). Jefferson aided Mazzei in the compilation of the work while acting as American minister in Paris.

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        The Quip Modest, a few words by way of supplement to Remarks, critical and illustrative, on the text and notes of the last edition of Shakspeare; occasioned by a republication of that edition, revised and augmented by the editor of Dodsleys Old plays

      London: J. Johnson, 1788. First edition. vii, [1], 32 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full crimson straight grained morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Bookplate of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. Ritson (1752-1803) was an antiquary and provocative critic who, from 1782, was involved in a number of literary controversies, including an attack upon Thomas Warton, a well-respected and well-liked literary scholar and antiquary, as well as attacks upon Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Edmund Malone, and others. However In 1795 he detected the Shakespearian forgeries of William Henry Ireland which had fooled many experts, including Samuel Ireland, the forger's father (DNB). In "The Quip Modest" he challenges Isaac Reed's 1785 edition of Shakespeare. Our copy contains the un-cancelled leaf A4, with the reference to George Steevens as an "infamous scoundrel" (p. vii of preface), a leaf subsequently replaced after a small number of copies had been issued, with the comment modified. Similarly, leaf E2 (p. 28) is in its original state, with a sentence critical of George Steevens at foot of the page. Leaf F1, printed later and added to copies, is not present.

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        Voyages intéressans dans différentes colonies françaises, espagnoles, anglaise

      a Londres et se trouvre a Paris: Jean-François Bastien, 1788. First edition. vii, [1, errata], 507 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled french calf. Very good (foot of spine and lower board slightly darkened).

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        Le jardinier fleuriste, ou la culture universelle des fleurs, arbres, arbustes, arbrisseaux servant à l'embellissement des jardins. Contenant plusieurs parterres sur des dessins nouveaux, bosquets, boulingrins, salles, sallons, & autres ornemens de jardin. Avec la maniere de rechercher les eaux, de les conduire dans les jardins, & une instruction sur les bassins: ouvrage ou tous les curieux trouveront de quoi s'amuser agréablement

      Chez la veuve de Pierre Dumesnil 1788 - - Chez la veuve de Pierre Dumesnil, A Rouen 1788, In 12 (9,5x17,3cm), xij 419pp. (1), relié. - Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1711. Illustrée de 8 figures in-texte et de 14 planches dépliantes Pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin fauve. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Coins émoussés. Manuel pratique du jardinier contenant des chapitres sur la préparation de la terre, les outils, les graines, les soins, les insectes, des saisons, des agrumes et des arbustes, des parterres d'ornement et sur l'utilisation des eaux. Ex-libris manuscrit Henri Baudere. Boulhaut. - [Automatic english translation: ] New edition, after the original was published in 1711 Illustrated with 8 figures in-text and 14 plates dépliantesPleine sheepskin blond marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title morocco fawn. Head cover torn off. Coins émoussés.Manuel practical gardener with chapters on the preparation of the land, tools, seeds, care, insects, seasons, citrus and shrubs, ornamental beds and water use .ex libris Henry Baudere manuscript. Boulhaut. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! xij 419pp. (1) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d' Auvergne.

      Paris, Onfroy. 1788 - In-8, XII-555 pp.,(ntées 551), 1/2 basane racinée à coins brune, dos lisse orné, rel. début XIXème. En front., gravure dépl.: "Vue de Clermont et des montagnes voisines". Ed. originale, Quérard V-109. Le fx-titre manque, déchirure marginale à 3 ff. sans atteinte au texte, petit trav. de ver en marge int. sup., pp. 547 à la fin, rel. modeste, mais l' ex. reste fréquentable. In-fine, l' auteur conseille qqes itinéraires de balades. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works ? in ten volumes complete ?

      London: J. Rivington and Sons, et al., 1788. Frontispiece, 9 plates (one torn and repaired), marbled leaf in vol. II (Tristram Shandy), pp. 111-2. 11 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary calf, covers with thin outer gilt rule, spines in six compartments with raised bands, two compartments with red and black morocco lettering pieces, the rest with bird and urn devices tooled in blind, volume contents ("T. Shandy," etc.) stamped in gilt to tail of spines, light scuffing and wear to covers, a very pretty set. Contemporary owners' signatures to title-pages, small bookplate, wax seal to fly leaf of one volume. In Contemporary Binding [With:] The Original Letters ... London: T. Longman, et al., 1788.

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        Le Pot au Noir.

      Londres. 1788 - In-8, 160 pp., veau blond glacé, dos lisse orné, tranches dorées, triple filet or autour des plats, gardes de papier violet, rel. de l' ép. Une des 2 éditions parues à Londres (?) en 1788, l' une de 206 pp., et celle- ci ; (la 1ère de Rome ? , 1787). On peut comparer notre ex. avec une éd. en 206 pp., mise en ligne chez Livre-rare, et constater les différences des p. de titre et des pp. 98/99. Celle en 160 pp. semble plus rare, cf. CCFR. Violent et savoureux pamphlet antireligieux et anticlérical, dont l' attribution par Cioranescu (34067) à d' Holbach est contestée par Vercruysse (biblio de d' Holbach p. 42). Petite tache au dos, autres défauts mineurs, bel état intérieur, somme toute bel ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Hunting Excursions of Asoph ul Doulah, Visier of the Mogul Empire, and Nabob of Oude. By William Blane, Esq; who attended in these Excursions in the Years 1785 and 1786

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, 1788. First separate edition, 20, 11 of adverts, [1] pp., brown half calf, spine gilt, morocco label, by Kelly and Sons, with the armorial bookplate of Sir Peter Crossman, a nice copy. ESTC lists only six copies, four in the UK at Birmingham, Cambridge, BL and Oxford; two in North America at Harvard and Sutro. The work was also incuded in the 1788 edition of 'Essays on Hunting' which Blane edited.

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        Essays on Hunting. A Philosophical Enquiry into Nature & Properties of the Scent, Kinds of Hounds & Training, Choice of a Hunter, & Rules in the Chace. Intro on Greek Method of Hare-Hunting. + An Account of the Hunting Excursions of Asoph Ul Doulah.

      Printed for John Stockdale and T. Baker., London 1788 - 27 + 135 + 20pp + 11 page list of Stockdale's books, (abbreviated titles shown). No front board or spine, starts with title page, which is loose & has owner's name at top, rest from Dedication page to end blank still well bound together, rear board just attached by the strings. Interior in very nice clean condition. An ideal candidate of 2 rare books for rebind. Picture of this book available. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer ? Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ?

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University, 1788. A-H2, A-4Q3, A-O2. Folio. Contemporary full dark green morocco, covers gilt with outer Greek key roll, surrounding gilt dentelle border made up of alternating urn and floral tools, covers stamped in gilt with the arms of the Middle Temple, and beneath on front cover "Jerome Knapp Esq. / Treasurer /1789," spine in seven compartments with raised bands, compartments stamped in gilt with large urn tool and smaller floral tools, marbled endpapers. Covers darkened, some light wear to extremities, New York City Bar Association stamp on the title, accession stamp on verso, in custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise. A-H2, A-4Q3, A-O2. Folio. Knapp (1722-1792) was the Clerk of the Haberdashers' Company, Clerk of the Assize on the Home Circuit in England and made Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 1789 (undoubedtly the occasion for this binding).

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        The Common Law of Kent: or, the Customs of Gavelkind. With an Appendix Concerning Borough-English. Second Edition

      Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for P. Uriel [etc.], London 1788 - Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing, yet still attractive The principal work on the custom of gavelkind, peculiar to Kent and significantly different from the English law of inheritance and intestacy, providing much comparative value; first published in 1741, Robinson's work appeared as late as 1897

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        Promenade ou Itinéraire des Jardins d'Ermenonville

      Paris: Paris: Mérigot père, 1788. First edition. Illustrated with 25 aquatint plates engraved by Mérigot fils after his drawings, and 2 engraved plates of music. 68 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf with gilt-lettered spine. Lovely, fresh copy, plates and text clean and crisp. First edition. Illustrated with 25 aquatint plates engraved by Mérigot fils after his drawings, and 2 engraved plates of music. 68 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Homage to Rousseau: the English Garden at Ermenonville. Beautiful copy of this classic illustrated account of the famous "English garden" - among the earliest of its kind on the Continent - designed by the Marquis Louis-René de Girardin in honor of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose vision of nature inspired Girardin and who would spend the last 6 weeks of his life there until his death and burial in the park at Ermenonville in 1778. Carefully conceived, designed and financed by Girardin with the aid of landscape architecte Jean-Marie Morel, the painter Huber Robert, the Abbé Delille, and Scottish gardeners, the park was inspired along the model of the "jardin anglais", where nature is not subordinated to the gardener but is rather carefully allowed the freedom to develop its own natural charm and beauty. It was the first, or at least the most important, such garden on the Continent. Rousseau, who spent the last 6 weeks of his life there, is buried on the Isle of Poplars in the park's lake; his tomb there was designed by the painter Hubert Rober. The park itself is filled with numerous details evocative of the great philosophe and his works. This account of the park - rare in such condition - was written by Louis-René's son, and is far more frequently seen in the second edition of 1811. This First edition, which appeared ten years after Rousseau's death, is rare; and, with its 25 masterful aquatint plates by Merigot, it is quite beautiful, illustrating the stunning vistas and rustic charms of the park which will forever be associated with the name of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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        Neuvermehrtes und verbessertes Gesangbuch, in welchem Doct. Martini Lutheri sel. und anderer erleuchteten Männer geistreiche und erbauliche Lieder, wie solche in denen Kirchen der sämmtlichen Grafschaft Mannsfeld [.]

      Joh. Christ. Wackers Witwe u. Erben / Friedrich Gottlob Höfer 1788 / o.J., Eisleben / Zwickau - altersgemäß g.e. Kl.-8° Pgmtbd.m.Präg.u.Schließe de Theologie - Gesangbücher [.] pflegen abgesungen zu werden, befindlich (15 Bll., 629 pp. + Anhang) / Geistreiches Gebetbuch, Bestehend in auserlesenen Gebeten (49 pp. + Anhang) / Der ganze Psalter Des Königes und Propheten Davids (84 pp.) / Episteln und Evangelia, Wie solche an den Sonn- und Festtagen erkläret werden (144 pp.); Vollgoldschnitt mit Prägung, Rücken etw. aufgeplatzt

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Frederic II, Roi de Prusse. 15 Bände und 2 Supplementbände.

      Berlin, Voss und Decker, 1788, und Cologne (d.i. Berlin) 1789 (Suppl.-Bde).. Mit gest. Porträt. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und -vergoldung.. Erste Gesamtausgabe. - Alter Name auf Titel, Vorsätze teils gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden der Zeit.

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        Neuvermehrtes und verbessertes Gesangbuch, in welchem Doct. Martini Lutheri sel. und anderer erleuchteten Männer geistreiche und erbauliche Lieder, wie solche in denen Kirchen der sämmtlichen Grafschaft Mannsfeld [...]

      Eisleben / Zwickau Joh. Christ. Wackers Witwe u. Erben / Friedrich Gottlob Höfer 1788 / o.J.. altersgemäß g.e. Pgmtbd.m.Präg.u.Schließe Format: Kl.-8°. [...] pflegen abgesungen zu werden, befindlich (15 Bll., 629 pp. + Anhang) / Geistreiches Gebetbuch, Bestehend in auserlesenen Gebeten (49 pp. + Anhang) / Der ganze Psalter Des Königes und Propheten Davids (84 pp.) / Episteln und Evangelia, Wie solche an den Sonn- und Festtagen erkläret werden (144 pp.); Vollgoldschnitt mit Prägung, Rücken etw. aufgeplatzt

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        Rélation des ÎIles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'Océan Pacifique; Composée sur les journeaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns des ses officiers, qui, en Août 1783, y on fait naufrage sur l'Antilope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes orientales. Traduit de l'Anglois de George Keate, écuyer, membre de la Sociéte royale, et de celle des Antquaires.

      Paris, Le Jay Fils. libraire & Maradan, libraire, 1788. First french edition, xvl, 384 p., with 1 engraved portrait of Capt. Henri Wilson, 14 folding engraved plates and 2 folding engraved maps, 4to modern halfcalf with giltlettered label, marbled boards. - very good condition. KEYWORDS:caroline islands/micronesia.

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        HORLOGERIE PRATIQUE, À L'USAGE DES APPRENTIS ET DES AMATEURS.

      Chez la veuve Douladoure. Toulouse, 1788 - . 21 cm. VIII-342 pág. Ilustr. con cabeceras y vinetas xilográficas por Gritner, y 14 lám. plegadas, grabadas al acero, dibujadas por Schuler y Mercadier, fuera del texto. Enc. en plena piel de época. Papel tostado. Primera edición. Relojes Horologia, calendari, mesura Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Visitkarte.

      Wohl Wien, zwischen 1788 und 1824.. Kl.-qu.-12mo (98 x 69 mm).. Vom großen Wiener Kapellmeister eigenhändig ausgeführtes Visitkärtchen auf gutem Postpapier: "Ant. Salieri / Maestro di Cappella / Tella Corte imp. e Reale / di Vienna" (mit Zierschnörkel).

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        Schriften. 2 Bände.

      Zürich, Orell, Gessner, Füssli, 1788. Format: 8°.. 307, [1]; 304 S.. Mit 2 fadierten Kupfertiteln (in Pag.), 31 radierten Vignetten von Salomon Gessner und zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Vignetten von Hans Rudolf Füssli.. Hellbraune Halblederbände der Zeit mit jeweils rotem und grünen Rückenschild, reicher floraler Rückervergoldung, breiten Lederecken und Rotschnitt gering beschabt und nur leicht bestoßen.. 2 Bände. Ausgabe letzter Hand. *** Ausgabe letzter Hand der Schriften des Schweizer Idyllendichters, Malers und Grafikers Salomon Gessner (1730-1788), reizend illustriert von dem Autor selbst, der auch sein eigener Verleger zusammen mit Orell und Füssli war. Letzter, Hans Rudolf Füssli, steuerte auch noch zahlreiche Holzschnitt-Vignetten bei. Enthalten sind eine längere Vorrede zu "Der Tod Abels in fünf Gesängen", "Daphnis", "Die Nacht", "Idyllen", "Gedichte" sowie die berühmten Schäferspiele "Evander und Alcimna" und "Erast" sowie "Brief ueber die Landschaftsmalerey an Herrn Fuesslin". An fast allen Stücken hatte Gessner noch bis zu seinem Tode verbessert und ergänzt, so entstand diese letztgültige Ausgabe: "die letzte von Gessner selbst besorgte Ausgabe" (Leemann-van Elck). Die Vignetten gehören zu den schönsten, die Gessner schuf. Exemplar auf bestem, starken Büttenpapier, daher in außergewöhnlich guter Erhaltung: strahlend weiß und sauber, völlig fleckenfrei, die Illustrationen in bestem, kontrastreichen und gratigen Abdruck, gebunden in zeitgenössische Goldrückeneinbände mit Goldprägung und Rückenschildern, ein bemerkenswert schönes Exemplar. Auch die hübschen blauen Marmorpapier-Vorsätze sind erwähnenswert. Goedeke IV/1, 82, 11. Leemann-van Elck 541.

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        Die Kugelfläche als mathematisches Constructionsfeld im Gegensatze der Ebene oder die Geometrie und Trigonometrie auf der Sphäre in ihren Elementen ausführlich dargestellt. Berlin, G. Reimer 1819. Gr. 8°. XX, 252 S., 9 Bll., mit 6 Kupfertafeln, HLdr. d. Zt. mit RSch.

      . . Poggendorff II, 484f. - ADB XXVI, 368f.- Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes.- Georg Friedrich Pohl (* 24. Februar 1788 in Stettin; 10. Juni 1849 in Breslau) war u.a. Professor der Mathematik und Physik am Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium in Berlin und wurde durch seine Arbeiten über den Elektromagnetismus bekannt.- Leicht gebräunt u. tlw. etwas stockfleckig, Ebd. fleckig u. etw. berieben.

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        Theoretische und praktische Abhandlung der Lehre vom Magnet

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1788.. mit eigenen Versuchen. Aus dem englischen übersetzt. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 4 Blatt, 206 Seiten, 3 Blatt, Original-Halblederband mit illustrierten Deckelbezügen, 20,5 x 12,5 cm,. Einband angestaubt und etwas bestossen, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, Übersetzung von "Treatise on Magnetism" (London 1787) des italienischen Physikers und Naturphilosphen.

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad åren 1770-1779 [A journey in Europe, Africa, Asia, in the years 1770-1779]. I-IV.

      1788 - Uppsala, J. Edman and Ednans [!] enka, respectively, 1788-91. 8:o. (26),389,(1) pp. & 2 engraved plates, whereof 1 folded. With 1 engraved vignette pasted onto title + (32),384 pp. & 4 folded engraved plates + (14),286,289-414 + (36),285,288-341 pp. & 4 folded engraved plates. Four volumes in contemporary half calf, worn, with raised bands, gilt spines, brown labels and sprinkled edges. A few stains, dampstains and marginal tears. Spines with green labels under the title labels with initials "J. J. P." Signatures, MS notes and library stamp.The first part contains "resan til södra Europa och Goda hoppets udde i Africa, åren 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773", the second part "tvänne långa resor inåt södra Africas hörn, och sedan til ön Java, åren 1773, 1774, 1775", the third part "resan til och uti kejsaredömet Japan, åren 1775 och 1776" och the fourth part "resan uti kejsaredömet Japan, på Java och Ceilon samt hemresan". Pp. 296-353 in volume III with a Swedish-Japanese dictionary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anleitung für Bibliothekare und Archivare. (I)-II.

      1788 - Ulm, auf Kosten der Stettinischen Buchhandlung, 1788-91. 8:o. XI,(1),364 + (10),390 pp. Somewhat worn contemporary half calf with raised bands, richly gilt spine and sprinkled edges. Clean copy with the signature of Carl Joh. Fant, dated 1830 and the book plate of J. O. Wedberg. Carl Johan Fant (1798-1875) worked as a librarian at the Uppsala University Library and eventually became the head of that institution. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite de L'Orangerie des Serres-Chaudes et Chassis

      1788. |~||~| LE BERRYAIS, Louis René. Traité de l'orangerie, des serres-chaudes et chassis, Par M. L. B***. [2], 523 pp. Illustrated with 15 folding engraved plates. 8vo., 199 x 122 mm, bound ca. 1795-1800 in French calf, flat spine gilt, divided into compartments by a Greek key roll, large neo-classical flower basket tool alternating with overall lozenge and star pattern, red morocco lettering-piece. Caen: chez Manoury and Paris: chez Belin, 1788. |~||~||~||~||~| First Separate Edition. Issued both on its own and as volume IV of the third edition of Le Berryais's Traité des Jardins (1785-88), this edition of his treatise on indoor gardening and the care of exotic plants includes the latest information on new imports. The work is methodically organized by plant group, the first part being devoted to the construction and requirements of a proper orangerie, a building intended for sub-tropical or temperate plants that cannot support frosts, with an alphabetical descriptive list of a selection of such plants; while the second part treats hothouses and boxes, and the tropical plants best suited to this sort of controlled cultivation. The author lists nearly 130 suitable plants for the orangerie and 160 varieties for the greenhouse, providing copious details of the characteristics, proper cultivation and practical applications of each species. An Appendix at the end adds 25 plants, most of which the author discovered in the Vilmorin nursery after the printing of the edition had already been completed. "The great dynasty of Vilmorin nurserymen began in the eighteenth century, and the firm's Paris shop is still in the Quai de la Mégisserie. Le Berryais seems to have kept a close eye on the Vilmorin garden… The additional list… includes a new mimosa, tea plants, a double-flowered camellia, indigo, a white-flowered datura, and a rose apple, ending with a mention of the plants too new to have been given names: `je ne fais point mention de plusieures belles plantes nouvelles de Serre-chaude, parce qu'elles ne sont pas encore nommées'" (Raphael p. 92). Le Berryais (1722-1807) was a French horticulturist who collaborated with Duhamel du Monceau in the writing and illustrating of the Traité des Arbres fruitiers (1768). He is also credited with discovering a new variety of pear, called the "Louise-Bonne." This is a fine, crisp copy (discreet restoration to upper cover). Hunt 648. Lindley Library 249. Pritzel 5107. Cf. Raphael, Oak Spring Pomona, 32. Cf. Barbier IV, 782.

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        Recueil de Chansons et Romances. Calligraphic Manuscript

      1788. A MASTERPIECE OF FRENCH EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CALLIGRAPHY FRENCH CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT. Recueil de Chansons et Romances. [4], 108 pp. Square 8vo., 178 x 137 mm, bound in contemporary French red morocco, spine richly decorated with gilt-tooled lyres and floral ornaments in alternating spine compartments, French filet borders on covers, blue silk endpapers and flyleaves, a.e.g. Paris, 1788. |~||~||~||~||~| A Superb Calligraphic Manuscript; a masterpiece of eighteenth-century creative text and image. The manuscript is completely written and drawn in black ink on thick papier vergé by a French calligrapher of the Ancien Régime. The pages of this manuscript contain one image per page, each being an incorporation of words and ornament to create a morphological composition. For example, there appears on page 4 a verse "A Eleonore" where each couplet forms the solid part of a cloverleaf, as a symbol of luck to Eleonore; page 22 is a short verse on the body and soul, set inside a shaped heart composed of a triple floral border; on page 51 one finds a pair of eye-glasses (Les Lunettes) with four couplets of verse in each lens on the subject of seeing matters of life clearly; several pages contain songs with the border ornamentation comprised of musical staves and notes, while the lyrics can be found in the center ornaments. A number of the morphological compositions are shaped into pieces of jewelry, flowers, trees, snowflakes, or furniture (page 50 shows a couplet of verse inside of a table mirror composed of flowers). The remainder of the pages offer compositions which are purely ornamental in nature, with text and image creating geometric lozanges, circles or a coalescence of circles, partitioned quadrangles, floral rectangles, etc., all of them ornamented with flowers and garlands of a most delicate and exquisite design. The manuscript is absolutely complete, executed by an exceptional, artistic calligraphic hand. The volume is preserved in a contemporary French red morocco binding in very fine condition.

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        Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland... Volume Second

      London: W. Stahan and T. Cadell, 1788. Quarto, engraved vignette on title-page; an attractive untrimmed copy in the original boards, spine rather worn but sound. Separately issued third volume: with an account of a little known South Seas plan. An unusual survivor: Dalrymple's "Memoirs" was originally published as a two-volume set in 1771-3, but this so-called "Volume Second" did not appear until 1788, and seems to be very rare indeed (only very occasionally do library catalogues list all three volumes of the work, and we can find no record of a three volume set being offered for sale: it would seem that this additional volume, as is often the case with continuations published many years after the original work, was not often reunited with the original work).As a result, this single volume represents an unusual opportunity to complete Dalrymple's work, and is of particular significance as it prints a fascinating and little known account of detailed 1779 plan for an "intended expedition into the South Seas". As two important and lengthy appendices in this work make clear, Sir John Dalrymple (1726-1810) had been the prime-mover in a plan discussed in Scotland and considered at the highest levels of government, to surprise the Spanish by rounding the Cape of Good Hope, before establishing a base in New Holland or New Zealand with which to harass Spanish ships, in the style of earlier privateers such as Anson.Spain had entered the war between England and France in mid-1779, and several plans were discussed about attacking them in the South Seas. The first one to be seriously considered was this one by Dalrymple, one of the Barons of the Scottish Exchequer, who suggested a privateering voyage in the Elizabethan style that should either sail from the Cape of Good Hope and New Zealand, or from India via the south of New Holland, to make surprise raids on Spanish settlements in South America. Lord Germain, Secretary of State for America was initially enthusiastic, but the plan was eventually rejected in favour of a more overtly military plan, as proposed by William Fullarton (see Alan Frost, Arthur Phillip, p. 106). The most tantalising aspect of Dalrymple's proposal was that he discussed and refined his plan in conversation with none other than Sir Joseph Banks.A reasonably prolific essayist, the Memoirs was Dalrymple's most significant work, first appearing in 1771. The first volume traced British history from the dissolution of Parliament in 1640 through to the sea battle of La Hogue in 1692. Two years later he added an enormous appendix, the form in which most copies are seen. Only in 1788 was this belated "second" volume added, continuing the history until the capture of the Spanish Fleet at Vigo in 1702, but the quarto edition is almost never seen complete in three volumes. Of course, it was only in this belated 1788 volume that Dalrymple was able to include the two important appendices on the South Seas, and it was evidently in order to be able to issue the work as a complete, coherent and revised edition, that this 1790 edition was prepared.Ferguson was clearly baffled by the bibliography of this book, not being aware of the London-published 1788 "second" volume, but noting a copy of the Dublin piracy of this volume only in the National Library of Australia (Ferguson, 31). He also recorded the existence of this complete 1790 edition via a copy in the British Museum noted by the early bibliographer Lowndes (Ferguson, 78, "not seen"). Exact details of which Australian libraries hold which edition are difficult to confirm, due both to the confused publishing history and the proliferation of electronic records.

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        Voyage d'Auvergne

      First edition, rare, illustrated with a view of the city of Clermont and surrounding volcanoes. Half Calf midnight blue food. 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. Chez Eugène Onfroy A Paris 1788 In 8 (12x21cm) XII, 551pp. relié

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        Le souterrain, ou Matilde

      New edition, rare, after the first French translation published in 1786 by De La Marre the English novel: the Recess, or a tale of --other time (1785) .Demi sheepskin brunette vintage corners. Back tooled raised fillets. Part of title tan morocco. Head cover frayed. Cap tail largely missing. A slot at the bottom. Corners bumped. The top slot at the top jaw. Modest reliure.A like the Castle of Otranto Walpole, Underground is one of the first gothic novel, not yet inhabited revenue and stereotypes that exhaust the genre itself, but it already contains all the ingredients that will make Success: spleen, melancholy, fear, decor castle and abbey ruins, secrets lurking on obscure birth. This novel sign above the superiority of the English romantic fiction, and a frame and a much more mature and supplied than was The Castle of Otranto novel writing. Two sisters live in the underground of a castle, the novel gradually deploy the discovery of this strange situation. We read in the historical, literary and anecdotal memories from the correspondence of Diderot and Grimm "is the story of a daughter of Mary and the Duke of Norfolk, a romantic incidents tissues, sad improbable, but whose sequence has yet indescribable charm that can attach readers who like this kind of work. " Chez Théophile Barrois A Paris 1788 Fort In 12 (9x16,5cm) vij (1) 227pp. ; (4) 175pp. ; (4) 226pp. relié

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