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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).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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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. Frontispiece, 9 plates (one torn and repaired), marbled leaf in vol. II (Tristram Shandy), pp. 111-2. 11 vols. 8vo. 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.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tony Hutchinson]
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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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat SCHADEN Einzelunternehmen]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        Sacred Literature: Shewing the Holy Scriptures to be superior to the most celebrated writings of antiquity, by the testimony of above five hundred witnesses and also by the comparison of their several kinds of composition Four Volume Complete Set

      M Swinney. Hardcover. This set of four companion volumes are fully leather bound and share a continuous state of wear across the volumes. The leather over the spines has dried and is crackling with some light flaking and the leather over the hinges has split on all hinges. The Title inlay of volume 1 has been lost and the front board is detached, volume 2 has a detached front board, volume 3 has a partially detached rear board, held by the upper threads. Owner's marks on the endpapers, the pages are lightly tanned with a deep exterior tone. Firm within their respective bindings. . Good. 1788.

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        Über die Wichtigkeit der Religiösen Meinungen. Aus dem Französischen übersezt von Ströhlin.

      Stuttgart, Erhard, 1788.. 8°, circa 17,6 x 11 cm. 2 Bll., 444 SS. Pappe d. Zt.. Fromm V,19026. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, noch im selben Jahr wie das französische Original erschienen. "De l'importance des opinions religieuses" gilt als Neckers philosophisches Hauptwerk und eine der wichtigsten Quellen für das politische Programm der "Gleichheit". Der Schweizer Bankier und Finanzminister unter Ludwig XVI. Necker (1732-1804) untersucht hier die Beziehungen von Staatsverwaltung, Jurisprudenz, Sittenlehre und Religion, wobei sein Augenmerk besonders der Trennung von Kirche und Staat gilt. - Nur gering gebräunt, Vorsatz mit älterem Sammlerstempel und biographischen Notizen. Einband etwas angestaubt, oberes Kapital bestossen, neueres hs. Rückenschild. Insgesamt gut erhalten und innen meist sauber.

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        OEUVRES DE LE SAGE / EN 13 VOLUMES - VOLUMES1 à 4 ET DE 7 à 15 INCLUS.

      A AMSTERDAM 1788 - R320066007: 442 + 424 + 638 + 476 + 554 + 418 + 397 + 542 + 420 + 526 + 582 + 590 + 500 pages - Augmenté de quelques gravures en noir et blanc dans lers tous premiers volumes - Des mouillures sur quelques ouvrages, sans conséquence réelle sur la lecture - Dos de quelques volumes tres abimés (tomes 1 et 2 essentiellement) / Auteur, titre, tomaison. fleurons et roulettes dorés aux dos des ouvrages - 2 pièces de titres rouges sur chacun des volumes (sauf Tomes 1 et 2). SOMMAIRE : TOMES 1 + 2 : HISTOIRE DE GUZMAN D'ALFARACHE / TOME 3 : HISTOIRE DE BLAS (2) / TOME 4 : AVENTURS DE BEAUCHENE / TOME 7 : LE BACHELIER DE SALAMANQUE / TOMES 8 et 9 : ROLAND LAMOUREUX (I) ET (II) / TOME 10 : ESTEVANILLE DE GONZALES / TOME 11 : THEATRE FRANCAIS / TOMES 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 : THEATRE DE LA FOIRE (1 + 2 + 3 + 4) / NOTA : Guzmán de Alfarache est un roman picaresque écrit par Mateo Alemán et publié en deux parties : la première à Madrid en 1599, avec le titre de Primera parte de Guzmán de Alfarache et la deuxième à Lisbonne en 1604, intitulée Segunda parte de la vida de Guzmán de Alfarache, atalaya de la vida humana In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tax no. six. : Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight. An act, for apportioning and assessing a tax of sixty-five thousand pounds four shillings .

      Printed by Adams and Nourse, printers to the Honorable General Court, Boston 1788 - 19 p. State seal in midst of title. Act passed March 27, 1788. Signed in print by James Warren, Speaker of the House, Samuel Adams, President of the Senate and approved by John Hancock and attessed to by John Avery, Jun. Secretary. This tax raised money from the towns to operate the government and was enacted just a few months after Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution. Written above the title is "The Assesor of the Town of Machias." The Massachusetts General Court incorporated Machias as a town on June 23, 1784. It first encompassed present-day East Machias, Whitneyville, Machias and Marshfield. It was the first town incorporated between the Penobscot and the St. Croix rivers. The first naval battle of the American Revolution was the Battle of Machias. Machias is now located in the State of Maine. Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820, when it voted to secede from Massachusetts. On March 15, 1820, it was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state under the Missouri Compromise. A bit tattered, small tears and mild staining and notes in pencil on front page. [E 974.4] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Turks Islands From a Survey made in 1753 by the Sloops l'Aigle and l'Emeraude, By Order of the French Governor of Hispaniola, with improvements from Observations, made in 1770, in the Sr. Edward Hawke Kings Schooner. (West Indies)

      Robert Sayer, London 1788 - Engraving. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 20Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 21 x 14 1/4". Inventory#: p1789pmat.

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        Lettres écrites de Lausanne. Première partie. Caliste ou Suite des lettres écrites de Lausanne. Seconde partie. - (Relié avec): Ségur, Alexandre Joseph Pierre: Correspondance secrette entre Ninon de Lenclos le Marquis de Villarceaux, et Madame de M.

      Prault, Le Jay, Genève et Paris, / Paris 1788 - 2 oeuvres à 2 parties en 1 volume. Genève et Paris, / Paris Prault, Le Jay 1788 et 1789. Petit in-8°. 2 f. n. ch., 118 p., 2 p. errata. n. ch., 1 f. n. ch., 148 p., 3 p. n. ch.; 2 f. n. ch., 112 p., 2 f. n. ch, 96 p. Reliure maroquin vert à long grains avec deux pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et orange, dos et plats avec riche décor à fers. I: 5e édition pour la première partie. 2e édition pour "Caliste". Avec le carton pour la feuille C8 de la 2e partie. - Belle van Zuylen connue sous le nom d'Isabelle de Charrière (1740 près d'Utrecht-1805 Colombier près de Neuchâtel). Epouse de Charles-Emmanuel de Charrière, qui lui laisse la liberté qu'elle souhaite au sein du mariage, elle a des contacts intellectuels dans toute l'Europe avec entre autres Mozart, Rameau, Rousseau, Benjamin Constant dont elle est l'amie et avec qui elle entretient une correspondance jusqu'à sa mort. De ses réguliers séjours à Lausanne et Neuchâtel datent ses plus fameuses publications, les "Lettres neuchâteloises" (1784) puis les "Lettres écrites de Lausanne". Ces romans épistolaires racontent la vie en Suisse romande à l'époque dans un style clair et vivant. "Dans 'Lettres écrites de Lausanne', une veuve raconte les plaisirs et les difficultés d'élever seule sa fille et de lui chercher un parti convenable lui autorisant la liberté qu'elle chérie tant. La fille reconnaît la difficulté et le livre se termine en rejetant tant le mariage que la vie en société. Dans 'Caliste', son oeuvre la plus populaire, Charrière décrit une relation ruinée par l'humilité, la complaisance et la couardise. L'oeuvre est remarquable par sa variété et sa profondeur. Appartenant à la tradition littéraire féminine française de Marie de Sévigné, Germaine de Staël et George Sand, Charrière a été remarquée pour l'originalité et le courage de son oeuvre, notamment en ce qui concerne le rôle traditionnel de la femme dans la société du XVIIIe siècle. Reconnue par certains critiques comme l'une des romancières les plus subtiles et accomplies du siècle, Charrière est appréciée pour son innovation dans les thèmes et dans la forme et elle est également l'une des premières avocates de l'égalité des sexes." (enotes com) - II- Gay-L. 1,736. - :Edition originale de ce texte apocryphe, la correspondance imaginaire entre Ninon de Lenclos, Louis de Mornay et la Marquise de Villarceaux à Madame de Maintenon. "Il y a beaucoup d'esprit dans cette correspondance, amis ce n'est ni le ton, ni le style de l'époque, que Ségur n'a point conservés. On assure qu'il y fit entrer des billets que lui avaient adressés quelques dames, ses maitresses". (Gay). De la bibliothèque d'Adolphe de Musset, cousin d'Alfred de Musset, avec ex libris. Les plats légèrement frottées. Sprache: Französisch Reliure maroquin vert à long grains avec deux pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et orange, dos et plats avec riche décor à fers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schattenriß von Berlin. 142 S., 1 Bl. Titel mit großer gestoch. Vignette (Schattenriss der Gräfin Lichtenau im Medaillon). Neuer Pappbd.

      Amsterdam (d. i. Zittau, Schöps) 1788.. . Seltene erste Ausgabe, die einzige mit der hübschen Titelsilhouette. Schilderung von Berlin am Vorabend der französ. Revolution, mit Kapiteln über Schulen, Minister, Akademien, Wucherer, Gefängnisse, Juden, französische Kolonie, Buchhandel, Lebensart, Charite, Oper und Theater, aber auch mit freimütigen Schilderungen der damaligen Sittenzustände (Madame Schubitz, Dirnen, Kupplerinnen usw.). - Etwas gebräunt, unbeschnitten. Im selben Jahr erschien eine weitere Ausgabe mit nur 86 S. und ohne den Schattenriss. - Berlin-Bibl. S. 331 u. 365. Hayn/G. I 313 u. IV 159.

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        Robert Burns, Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) June 14, 1788

      Ellisland, England, 1788. Autograph Letter Signed (ALS). Good/No Jacket. Autograph Letter Signed from Robert Burns to Robert Ainslie, June 14, 1788. One-page, on verso only. Letter is torn at edges, missing portion of right edge with one word missing because of tear. Folded and worn with minor additional loss of writing in middle of letter. Toning throughout. Burns had recently moved to the 170 acre farm, Ellisland and was going through a period of adjustment. Robert Ainslie a student of the law and much younger than Burns would become a close friend and confidant. Letter is not addressed but is documented in J. De Lancey Ferguson's "Letters of Robert Burns". Ferguson states that Ainslie allowed his friends's letters later to be published. The letter is transcribed in total in Ferguson's book and in Cromek in 1808 and evidently in Gebbie and Hunter in 1886. A portion of the manuscript of this letter was said to be at Eastern Illinois State Normal School (Eastern Illinois State University) but no record was found (Ferguson, Volume 1, 1931). '...I hate the language of complaint--Job, or some of his friends, says well, "why should a living man complain?" The letter goes on to ask Ainslie about "What books are you reading, or what is the subject of your thoughts, beside the great studies of your Profession?" Photos upon request.

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        An Inaugural Oration, on the Progress and Importance of the Mathematical Sciences, Delivered at Princeton, on the Evening Preceding the Annual Commencement, 1788

      - [bound with nine other College of New Jersey (i.e., Princeton University) commencement orations, 1831-1836, seven catalogues of Princeton students and faculty members, 1834-1841, 12 small broadsides printing Princeton commencement exercises, 1836-1841, and two New Jersey State Agricultural Society related pamphlets, 1839-1840]. Trenton, (NJ): Printed by Isaac Collins, 1788. First edition. 8vo. (51) pp. "Minto was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer who emigrated to America in 1786 . [The following year] he was named professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in the College of New Jersey, where he remained until his death nine years later" (Felcone). Evans 21260. Karpinski 87: "The first American contribution to the history of mathematics." Felcone 140: "The first American contribution to the history of mathematics, as well as the earliest American analysis and appreciation of the work of Isaac Newton." Noll "Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822": "[Minto's] inaugural address exhibited a method of uniting natural philosophy and natural theology that, if it did not use language customary to all the trustees, still won their approval. Minto's address offered an occasion to rehearse the slow advance of the human mind until the recent unfolding of the active genius of man with Copernicus, Descartes, and others who paved the way for Isaac Newton, 'a man without an equal in the history of human genius.'" Full descriptions of the 29 pamphlets and handbills bound with the Minto oration, many of which seem to be quite scarce, will be provided upon request. Owner's stamp on front pastedown. Very good. Mid 19th-century half-leather and marbled boards, red morocco spine label ("College Addresses, Catalogues, &c."), small paper label at base of spine reads "1842, spine gilt-stamped "1842". (#4387) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, raised bands and 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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        Kunst-Gewerb- und Handwerks Geschichte der Reichs-Stadt Augsburg

      Augsburg. Heinrich Stage.1788,79.. 2 Bde. Komplett. 19,5 x 12 cm. 8 Bll., 556 S., 8 Bll. Register, 8 Bll., 320 S., 6 Bll. Register. Neue Halbpergamenteinbände mit braunen Rsch. Sehr gut erhalten.. Paul von Stetten, genannt der Jüngere (* 24. August 1731 in Augsburg , 11. Februar 1808 ebenda) war von 1792 bis 1806 der letzte Stadtpfleger der Stadt Augsburg. Paul von Stetten besuchte das Anna-Gymnasium und erhielt Privatunterricht. Danach studierte er an der Universität Genf und der Universität Altdorf . Anschließend kehrte er wieder nach Augsburg zurück, wo er eine Familiengeschichte zu schreiben begann, die er 1766 unter dem Namen Neues Ehrenbuch oder Geschichte des adeligen Geschlechtes der von Stetten veröffentlichte. Er verfasste Darstellungen der adeligen Geschlechter (1762) und der Wappen des Patriziats (1763), außerdem verschiedene literarische Porträts berühmter Augsburger, unter anderem auch der Agnes Bernauer. Er schrieb aber auch Romane und Kantatentexte und pflegte den Umgang mit anderen Künstlern. In den Jahren 1779 und 1788 veröffentlichte Stetten in zwei Bänden die Kunst-, Gewerb- und Handwerksgeschichte der Reichs-Stadt Augsburg, die bis heute eine bedeutende Quelle geblieben ist. Er war zudem in verschiedenen Verwaltungszweigen in Augsburg Inhaber von Ämtern und seit 1770 Ratsmitglied. Stetten war von 1792 bis 1806 der letzte Stadtpfleger der Stadt Augsburg.; - Beinhaltet: Mechanische Künste./ Eigentliche mechanische Künste./ Oeconomische Künste./ Bildende schöne Künste./ Die Tonkunst, etc. - Mit jeweils schönem gestoch. Titelkupfer.; - Titeblätter etwas fleckig, eine Seite mit wenig Tesaabklatsch, sonst stellenweise leicht braunfleckig.

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        [WF 83] Der Soldat [song for voice and piano; text by Adelbert von Chamisso]. Autograph musical manuscript, unsigned and undated, but December 1899. 4 pp. Together with fragments of two additional compositions.

      . Folio, 356 x 270 mm. 2 leaves, notated on a bifolium of 16-staff "B & H Nr. 3. C" music paper. Unpaginated. Recto and verso of first leaf: "Der Soldat. Chamisso." Song for alto voice and piano, with text underlay in German cursive. Parts marked in German ("Alt"; "Klav[ier]). Time signature: C; key signature: 4 flats, for F minor (albeit with final chord on the dominant). Sixty-five measures (10 systems). A draft of the complete song. 2 pp. Notated in pencil, with three barlines doubled in ink. Recto of second leaf: untitled fragment of fugue "Kyrie eleison" for mixed choir (SATB), probably a cappella. Time signature: C; key signature: 2 flats, for G minor. Eighteen measures (4 systems, increasingly sketchy, incomplete). Notated in pencil. Verso of second leaf: untitled fragment of homophonic chorus (SATB) a cappella. Time signature: C; key signature: 5 flats, for D-flat major. Eight completed measures (2 systems), with clefs for 2 more systems indicated (staves blank). Text: "Erinnerung" (Memory) by Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857); incipit: "Lindes Rauschen in den Wipfeln..." (Soft rustle in the tree tops...). Incomplete. Notated in pencil, with text underlay in a different (more mature) hand. Slightly soiled and creased; some staining to edges; occasional foxing; two small tears to blank edges; lower outer corners slightly creased and chipped; central fold with very small split to both head and tail.. Der Soldat is unpublished, but has been recorded (see the article on Furtwängler in German Wikipedia). A fair copy, in ink and bearing a dedication "To my mother on Christmas 1899," is held at the Zurich Central Library (see the Nachlassverzeichnis Wilhelm Furtwängler on the library's website, p. 46). The poem "Der Soldat" (1833) is by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), after a Danish original (1830) by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75). Furtwängler set it in full, albeit with minor changes. Although the vocal staff of "Der Soldat" is designated "alto," its range extends from a to a''; "mezzo-soprano" would be a more fitting designation. The poem was also set by others, most famously Robert Schumann (no. 3 of his Five Songs for Voice and Piano, op. 40, 1840). The choral fragments do not belong to any documented works by Furtwängler. The Kyrie may have been a contrapuntal assignment from Anton Beer-Walbrunn, with whom Furtwängler studied from 1899.

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