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        Plan des Iles Juriles et des Terres peu connues

      Paris 1788 - Size : 685x495 (mm), 27x19.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR; AND PRESENT STATE OF THE SEVERAL KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD.

      Charles Dilly, London 1788 - B/w maps; Width: 5.75" Height: 9"; 928 pages; A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. 20 foldout maps, all present as called for+ one non folding +chart [22 plates in all]. Front cover held by bonding cords. Front hinge also shows repair. Previous owner's signature appears in top margin of first page of introduction. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing. All called-for maps are present. Intact maps are well preserved. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        Sur Moses Mendelssohn, sur la réforme politique des Juifs, et en particulier sur la révolution tentée en leur faveur (en 1753) dans la grande Bretagne.

      Londres 1788. - Erstmals 1786 erschiernene Programmschrift des Aufklärers und Revolutionärs zur jüdischen Emanzipation. französich 800 Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar (tr?s bon copie; very good copy). 34 Bl. (unpag.), 130 S. Marmorierter Pbd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles

      Vienna, Maire, 1788. "Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles pour servir de renseignement a la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Theatre de la Guerre". Orig. copper-engraving after F. J. Maire's map of Dardanelles. Published in Vienna, 1788. Orig. old colouring. With title-cartouche with inset 4 fortification plans ("Les Forts des Dardanelles armes en Guerre") and a wind-rose. 29:63 cm.. Detailed map of the strait of the Dardanelles between Aegean and Marmara Sea. - Francois Joseph Maire (1738 - ca. 1800) was a publisher, geographer and engineer active in Vienna. He published some maps in relation to the Russian-Austrian-Turkish war of 1787-91. - With traces of the original foldings.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Religion of the Ancient Greeks

      1788, 1788 - DE SEPTCHENES, M. Le Clerc. The Religion of the Ancient Greeks : Illustrated by an explanation of their Mythology. Translated from the French of M. de Septchenes, Secretaire du Cabinet du Roi. L: printed for C. Elliott and T. Kay, 1788. Pp. (2), [iii]-xvii, (1), [1]-2, [1]-327. 8vo, brown full calf, maroon leather title block, gilt lettering to spine. Hinges cracked, leather scuffed and well worn, gilt rubbed from spine, corners bumped and spine ends chipped, all extremeties worn, missing ffep, rear fep partially detached, occasionaly faint foxing to margins, else vg. Internally sound. 800.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Leipzig ( d. i. Ulm) 1788.. Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.. Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers "Poesies" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 ("Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb."); vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m; Balmer, Haller 36f. ..."Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff .. von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht "Die Alpen".. - KNLL).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Comoediae cum appositis Italico Carmine, interpretationibus ac notis.

      Mediolani, Monast. S.Ambrosi Majoris, 1780-1788 - Sette volumi in 8vo. Intonso. Copertine originali, dorsi laceri. Al primo volume antiporta allegorica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        An Essay On The Life Of The Honorable Major-General Israel Putnam: Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut

      Hartford, Connecticut: Hudson and Goodwin, 1788. First edition. later full polished brown calf ruled in gilt, gilt decorated spine with raised bands and green gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Pratt. Minor rubbing, a fine copy. 12mo. The scarce first edition of David Humphreys? celebrated and lasting biography of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. Humphreys himself performed heroically during the Revolution, and was much admired by George Washington. The book is still a useful source, containing a storehouse of firsthand anecdotes regarding Putnam?s wartime exploits. Humphreys ?had a natural talent or military science, and there are few more intelligent contemporary pictures of certain important campaigns, notably the battle of Long Island and the retreat from Harlem, than those contained in his Essay. In this he wrote as he fought, coolly and vigorously, and the book remains a testimonial to Putnam, to the effort and sacrifice of those stirring days, and to Humphreys own victorious good sense? -DAB [Howes (D)794. Evans 21160. Trumbull 870. Sabin 33804. Learned 1465. DAB IX, pp. 373-75].

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Sur Le Compte Rendu Au Roi En 1781 : Nouveaux Eclaircissemens / Par M. Necker

      Lyon : Chez G. Regnault ; Geneve : Chez Barde, Manget & Cie. 1788 - Physical desc. : viii, 455 p ; 20 cm. Subject: Calonne (Charles Alexandre de) , M. De, 1734-1802. Finance, Public - To 1789. France - History - Revolution, 1789 - Economic aspects Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked calf over matching boards. Raised bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression 1 Kg. 455 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Autographed Letter, Signed, to Doctor [Thomas] Dimsdale, Bishop Stortford, Herts, 31 January 1788.

      1788 - A letter written in the last year of Percivall Pott's life (d. December 22, 1788). "Sir/ I yesterday saw your patient/ with the bad tongue, its aspect, the/ kind of sore, the induration, and the/ pain all imply a Cancerous tendency./ Mercury will do more harm than/ good and therefore ought not to be used/ or taken. I should advise a diet of/ milk, pudding, and vegetables only/ without meat wine beer or any strong/ liquor of any kind; to keep his body/ gently open by any gentle unirritat-/ ing medecine [sic], and to take as freely/ of the Ext. Cicutae as his head/ and stomach will conveniently bear/ and to wash his mouth frequently/ with a thin mucilage of Quince/ Seed sweetened with mell? Rosaceum/ and with half a dram of Sal prunell/ dissolved in half a pint or a pint/ of it as his mouth will bear without/ pain./ I am/ Your most obed Servt/ Percivall Pott/ 31 Jan 1788/ London. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scientia Books, ABAA]
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        Abrégé de l'histoire du Poitou, contenant ce qui s'est passé de plus remarquable dans cette province, depuis le règne de Clovis jusqu'au commencement de ce siècle

      A Paris, Chez Demonville, imprimeur libraire de l'académie Françoise, rue Christine,A Poitiers chez Aug. Girault, libraire, place Royale 1788 - 6 volumes in-12 reliés demi-basane bleu, volume I : 507 pages, volume II : 470 pages, volume III : 518 pages, Volume IV : 415 pages, Volume V XXXVI et 389 pages, Volume VI : 538 pages ; dos insolés, petites epidermures, bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Diccionario dos termos technicos de Historia Natural, extrahidos des Obras de LinnÈo, com a fua explicaÁao, et estampas abertas em cobre, para facilitar a intelligencia dos memos ; e a memoria sobre a utilidade dos jardins botanicos. SUIVI DE Floria Lusitanicae et Brasiliensis ; et epistolae ab erudis viris Carolo A LinnÈ, Antonio de Haen ad Dominicum Vandelli.

      - Coimbra, Na Real Officina da Universidade, 1788. - Conimbricae, Ex Typographia Academio-Regia, 1788. Deux parties en un volume 20 x 14 cms. VI-301-[3]-XXXVI-96 pages. Une gravure en frontispice. 25 planches hors texte, dont 19 dÈpliantes. Pleine reliure du temps. Dos ? 5 nerfs, caissons ornÈs, piËce de titre. Tranches rouges. Reliure un peu frottÈe, manques aux plats, excellent Ètat intÈrieur.

      [Bookseller: Ivres de livres]
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        Voyages de M.P.S. Pallas, En Differentes Provinces de L'empire de Russie, et Dans L'asie Septentrionale. Cinq Volumes in 4, et Un de Planches.

      Lagrange, Paris - 1788 - 1793, 1st French Edition. () Very good. [4], xxxii, 773p. [3p. Errata];[4], 550p., [1p. Errata];[4], 491p., [1p. Errata];[4],722p., [2p. Errata];[iv], 559p., [1p. Errata];Atlas: [iv], Volumes 1 - 5 octavo and volume 6 folio. Volume 6 contains all the plates from the other 5 volumes. Volume 6 is illustrated with a very large folding map of 1787 Russia and 3 additional folding maps and 122 plates from engravings (including frontis from volume 1). Rebacked in new half brown calf with original marbled boards. Two gilt lettered maroon labels on back of spine of each volume and 5 raised bands on spine of each volume. Armorial bookplate of William Henry Fitten, M.D. On front pastedown of each volume. Some minor soiling, mainly on the edges otherwise a very attractive set. Scarce. M.P.S. Pallas (1741-1811) was a German doctor who lived most of his life in Russia and was commissioned by Catherine II to conduct scientific expeditions though Central Asia and Russia. He recorded the geology, fauna and flora of the regions as well as describing the sights, animals, costumes and architecture of the various inhabitants. First French edition after the first German published in St. Petersburg. William Henry Fitten was a British geologist / doctor who published a number of early 19th century works on geology / paleonotology. He was awarded the Wollaston medal in 1852. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The New Annual Register, orGeneral Repository of History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1787

      ONT>To which is prefixed, The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE, in Great Britain, during the Reign of Henry the Eighth, from the Year 1509 to 1547. 1788 - The much sought after first edition ofthe 1787 edition of The Annual Register, a long-established work of reference that records and analyses the years major events, developments and trends. This fascinating tome contains one of the very earliest British printings of the Constitution of the United States. Alongside this may be found other interesting moments of American history, including an address on promoting the abolition of slavery, delivered to the 'Convention of the United States of America, assembled at Philadelphia'; as well as fascinating contemporary documents from European history, such as the declarations and counter-declarations made at the Versailles Treaty of 1787 - in which a treaty of alliance was signed between the French king Louis XVI and the Vietnamese Prince Nguyn nh. Other notable inclusions are History of the Virginia Mountains from Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and Herschel's Account of Three Volcanoes on the Moon. With the bookplate of one George Clive to the front pastedown. Scarce. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Spine and text block have split in two. Someloss to leather at base of spine and front board. Joints are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound - one page loose but present at text block split. Tidemarks to lower margin of first and last few pages. Otherwise a remarkably bright and clean copy, especially considering the condition of the exterior. Would benefit from a sympathetic rebinding. Overall: FAIR with a VERY GOOD interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Maryland Ratifies the Constitution, Suggests Amendments; and Pennsylvanians Speak Out Against the Slave Trade

      Philadelphia, PA 1788 - Newspaper. Independent Gazetteer; or, The Chronicle of Freedom, Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1788. 4 pp., 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. The Maryland ratifying convention suggests some amendments along with their approval of the Constitution. ExcerptsFrom page 3:"From the MARYLAND GAZETTE, or April 29, 1788. The CONVENTION of this state, on Saturday last, determined to ratify the proposed plan of Federal Government. -YEAS 63, NAYS 11-And then appointed a committee of thirteen members to consider and report amendments to be recommended to the people. -The following amendments were proposed by a member, and referred to the committee who are now sitting-And it is hoped that the great and essential rights of the people will be declared and secured.- PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.Wherefore, whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestedly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought, to object to reform the old, or establish a new Government-that the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. All imposts and duties laid by Congress, shall be placed to the credit of the state in which the same be collected. That there shall be no national religion established by law; but that all persons be equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. That the Supreme Federal Courts shall not admit to fictions to extend its jurisdiction; nor shall citizens of the same state, having controversies with each other, be suffered to make collusive assignments of their rights, to the citizens of another state, for the purpose of defeating the jurisdiction of the State Courts; nor shall any matter, or question already determined in the State Courts, be revived or agitated in the Federal Courts. That Congress have no power to lay a Poll-Tax. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, of writing and publishing their sentiments, and therefore that the freedom of the PRESS ought not to be restrained, and the printing presses ought to be free to examine the proceedings of Government, and the conduct of its officers."From page 2: Protesting the Slave Trade by Boycotting West Indian Produce"A CAUTION.WHEREAS, in the year 1787, some vessels were fitted out at the port of Philadelphia, for the iniquitous purpose of stealing the inhabitants of Africa, from all the endearments of domestic life; one of which vessels has succeeded in obtaining a number of poor blacks, and has taken the to a port in the West Indies, where they are under the iron hand of oppression. From this shameful traffic, this horrid source, the proprietors of the vessel have purchased some West India produce, which, after landing at Wilmington, they have brought up to this city, and offered for sale. It is a grateful circumstance to the supporters of the common rights of mankind, that the virtuous inhabitants of the city, reprobate the horrid idea.-A correspondent hopes, that the citizens will further testify their disapprobation of the practice by turning with indignation from the purchase of any property, thus basely procured by men so lost to the common feelings of humanity; notwithstanding the patriotic convention, at which Washington presided, have declared that this abominable traffic shall be continued for TWENTY years by the people of America.From page 1:An advertisement with engraving for a "Line of Stages" between Philadelphia and New York, started by four partners who split off from an established stage line and promising better service. From page 4:An advertisement for another, different "New Line of Stages." And a report on the creation of a Philadelphia committee for the relief of the nearly 100 Americans captured by Algerian corsairs and Barbary pirates.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Efterretninger om Grønland, uddragne af en journal holden fra 1721 til 1788 af Paul Egede

      Hans Christopher Schrøder, Kiøbenhavn [1788]. Titelplansch + [12],284 sidor + 3 graverade planscher [4 med titelplanschen] och en utvikbar graverad karta. Samtida nÃ¥got nött halvskinnband med marmorerat klotpapper, 5 upphöjda bind och stänkmarmorerade snitt. [20x13 cm]. Exlibris. Titelbladet och 5 sista bladen samt planscherna med smärre bruna fläckar. Bibliographia Groenlandica sid. 38, no. 70.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Bothnia]
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        SUPERB HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF FIFTEEN [15] LETTERS, DOCUMENTS AND MEDICAL TREATMENTS TO EDME-CLAUDE BOURRU ESTEEMED FRENCH DOCTOR, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PARIS AND ORATOR AT THE FUNERAL OF GUILLOTIN

      France 1788 - On offer is a superb archive of medical manuscript documents having been addressed to the Faculty of Medicine of Paris and its Dean the esteemed Edme-Claude Bourru (1737-1823), famed 18th century French doctor, [a coin with his likeness was minted], author of numerous treatises on venereal disease and presenter of the funeral oration of Guillotin, [another famed physician more noted for his facilitating the death of humans than of their health.] Bourru has signed and made handwritten notes throughtout the archive. Multiple members of the faculty have also autographed and added other comments. Further research will assuredly find a wealth of 'known' signatures. In fine condition with the usual light signs of ageing as with any archive over 220 years old but overall clean and fresh and VG+. Some items from 12vo to folio-sized. Superb collectible medical archive on the cusp of the French Revolution. Provenance: The Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        View in Macao

      London:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. The "View in Macao" is offered here in two versions; a rare colored Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The rare lifetime issue was self- published by Webber and is a soft ground etching. This is an extremely rare hand colored copy, which Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with large margins, 539 x 390 mm. With notations in pencil, quite possibly by Webber - "Pl.13" penciled in the top right corner, along with "1st Augt. 1788" in the lower right. Soft ground etching with hand color. Watermark J. Whatman. Joppien 3.372A.a. & [with] & The Boydell issue, published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. 11. London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363 mm. Colored aquatint. Light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both the print and letterpress are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.372A.b. & & Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook's third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska. Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history..." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook's ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779. Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. & & After the publication of the official history, Webber issued a series of twelve splendid soft ground etchings produced between 1788 and 1792 and this print is one of those early issues. It is extraordinarily rare. The culmination of his long concentration on his sixteen subjects was finally issued as a book after his death by Mr. Boydell under the title "Views in the South Seas..." The proof reader did a poor job, with two mistakes on the title page, mistaking Webber's last name for James and Captain Cook's name as "Cooke". In this issue, which is also scarce, the plates are dated April 1, 1809, although the watermarks are nearly always later. & & Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Tratado De La Nobleza De La Corona De Aragón, Especialmente Del Reyno De Valencia , Comparada Con La De Castilla, Para Ilustración De La Real Cédula Del Señor Don Luis I De 14 De Agosto De 1724.

      Josef y Tomás De Orga, Valencia 1788 - Portada - 1h. - XIX - 501p. - portada (Apéndice y Colección de los Documentos.) - 122 p. y 3 hojas. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado en el siglo XIX en piel jaspeada. Lomera con un tejuelo, nervios y florones. Cortes pintados. Size: 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Tratado de la nobleza de la Corona de Aragon, especialmente del Reyno de Valencia, comparada con la de Castilla, para ilustracion de la Real Cedula del Señor Don Luis I de 14 de Agosto de 1724, junto a Apéndice y colección de los documentos y notas de

      Josef y Tomas de Orga, Valencia 1788 - pasta epoca bien conservada con nervios, tejuelos y hierros dorados, pequeña polilla marginal en ultimas hojas sin afectar al texto . . 646 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Oeuvres Complètes. La Nouvelle Héloïse. Nouvelle Edition, classée par ordre de matières, et ornée de quatre-vingt-dix gravures

      1788 - Livre ancien Tome 1 : (1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 488p, (1bl); Tome 2 :(1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 468p, (1bl); Tome 3 : (1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 488p, (1bl); Tome 4 : (1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 484p, (1bl) -HRL. Exemplaire, réimposé In-4, illustré de 90 gravures. Condition : 4 volumes In-4, en demi-basane à coins, dos plat orné de fleurons, quelques mouillures -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled Decorative Medallion]

      [London] 1788 - A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Almanach général du commerce, des marchands, négocians, armateurs, &c., de la France, de l'Europe & des autres parties du monde (.). Année M.DCC.LXXXVIII.

      Paris, l'auteur, s.d., (1788), - in-8, XVIII-766 pp., table, demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Volume qui constitue, sous la forme alphabétique d'un dictionnaire, la reprise apparemment sans lendemain, faite par l'avocat Gournay, de l'Almanach général des marchands, négocians, armateurs et fabricans, qui parut de 1771 à 1784, puis encore en 1785 et 1786. Les années 1789 et 1790 sont parfois citées par certaines bibliographies. L'ouvrage se termine par deux traités de navigation et de commerce entre la France, la Grande-Bretagne et la Russie, ainsi que par divers édits et arrêts concernant le commerce avec les colonies, les paquebots, le droit maritime. Grand-Carteret, Almanachs français, 439.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Voyage d'Auvergne.

      Chez Eugène Onfroy 1788 - - Chez Eugène Onfroy, A Paris 1788, In 8 (12x21cm), XII, 551pp., relié. - Edition originale, assez rare, illustré d'un panoramique de la ville de Clermont et des volcans environnants. Demi Veau bleu nuit Restauration. Dos lisse à grand fer romantique en long. Bon exemplaire. Le dernier feuillet de la table des manière est effrangé en marge. L'auteur ayant passé cinq mois à Clermont Ferrand et visité l'Auvergne, s'est proposé d'en faire un récit de voyage à la gloire d'une région méconnue et remarquable pour le tourisme une grande partie de l'ouvrage est une description de la ville de Clermont-Ferrand. Le reste du livre est consacré aux particularités de l'Auvergne, à savoir ses volcans et ses sources. En toute fin d'ouvrage, l'auteur fournit des itinéraires de promenade et de découvertes. XII, 551pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Medicina Pátria ó Elementos De La Medicina Práctica De Madrid. Puede Servir De Aparato á La Historia Natural y Médica De España.

      Antonio Muñoz, Madrid 1788 - 3 h. - XXXXII y 364pp. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera decorada y con un tejuelo. Muy buena obra dividida en 3 partes: Primera parte dedicada a la Región de Madrid - Parte segunda dedicada a las Enfermedades - y - Parte tercera dedicada a los Medicamentos. =Antonio Pérez de Escobar nació en Sigüenza, en 1723. Trabajó enseguida como médico en pueblos importantes de Castilla, especialmente de Madrid. Luego llegó a ser médico de la Casa Real. Más adelante subió a la categoría de "Médico de Cámara" entrando en el grupo de quienes atendían personalmente de sus dolencias a los reyes. En 1787 alcanzó el grado de médico personal y exclusivo del infante don Fernando. El seguntino Pérez de Escobar vive la gloria de la política ilustrada de Carlos III, y considera en sus libros que la política sanitaria que ejerció este rey en Madrid fue muy buena, pues organizó cloacas públicas, conducciones de aguas, fuentes públicas, saneamientos y controles de enfermedades. Tres son los libros que publica, que la gente lee y estudia, y comenta, y practica. Tres libros capitales para entender la medicina española en el siglo XVIII, que si bien no tiene nada que ver con la actual, sí que es muy significativa del gran avance que entonces se hizo, de la gran seriedad con que las cosas eran tomadas, dando la imagen y la realidad absoluta de que España era un país puntero, bajo la monarquía borbónica, en temas científicos, económicos y sociales. Dos años antes de su muerte, en 1788, Pérez de Escobar ve publicado este libro, que subtitula "Medicina Pátria ó Elementos de la Medicina Práctica de Madrid", y que sale de la imprenta de don Antonio Muñoz, que tenía sus oficinas en la madrileña calle del Carmen. Al principio toma el trabajo de describir España, la región de Madrid, y la villa corte, desde un punto de vista geográfico y climatológico, más bien, enfrentándose a su verdadera tarea de poner en comunicación lo que se ve con lo que se controla de esta manera: Para dar a entender al público los fundamentos de este escrito, se hace forzoso poner delante los consejos de la autoridad de Hipócrates de aere, locis, aquis et incolas: Obra digna de toda Biblioteca, y de que los Medicos jamas la olviden. Viene a ser esto una introducción erudita de lo que luego desarrolla: estudiar el suelo, el aire, las aguas y los espacios habitables como lugares donde surge la enfermedad que afecta al hombre. Realmente es un modo nuevo de contemplar la enfermedad, superando con mucho las ideas que hasta no hacía tanto tiempo remitían a los designios de Dios y al pecado las causas de las enfermedades. Un "giro copernicano" que Pérez de Escobar da en este libro, al mismo tiempo que muchos otros médicos lo están haciendo en el resto de la Europa occidental, donde la razón al fin se impone, en este siglo de las Luces, en este nuevo reinado de la Razón, que es la Ilustración. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gentle Shepherd. A Pastoral Comedy

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

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        Compendio de la historia geográfica, natural y civil del Reyno de Chile

      1788 - La traducción Española de esta obra fundamental sobre Chile; First Spanish edition of a fundamental 18th century work on Chili by a Chilean. 1788-95. Madrid. Antonio de Sancha. Two volumes in 8vo (208 mm x 142 mm). xx + 418 + 1 [blank]; xvi + 382 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + 8 plates & maps. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands forming compartments, two morocco labels lettered in gilt, most attractive bindings in very good condition, only slightly rubbed. A fine copy, with only a few scattered foxing spots and mainly marginal worm holes to several leaves in second volume, occasionally touching headlines, heavier on places but overall clean and fresh. First Spanish edition -first printed in Italian during the author´s exile. According to Sabin, the Spanish translation is more complete than the original Italian, with several notes from the translator to the second part. The work deals with the country´s history, costumes, natural history and natives. Illustrated with three folding maps of Chili ¿two regional and the other including the Coast and handsomely decorated with a cartouche-, a frontispiece with the portrait of the author, three folding tables showing the state of Chili and one folding plan of the parks and fortresses in the border of Arauco. Molina (1740 ¿ 1829) was a Chilean historian, naturalist and Jesuit Priest ¿entering the Order at 15. The fact that he was born in Chili makes him arguably one of the first Chilean historians born in Chili; after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits, he exiled to Bologna, from where his works where published; the later years of his life where his most productive, having being father of a progressive evolutionary theory which gained him an investigation from the Church. Molina, known for his linguistic skills, included a Chilean vocabulary at the end. Primera edición en castellano, publicada por primera vez en italiano. Según Sabin, la traducción Española es más completa que la original italiana, habiendo sido incluidas muchas notas por el traductor a la segunda parte. Contiene un ensayo en el idioma Chileno, un vocabulario y una lista de los escritores de Chile. Entre las ilustraciones se encuentra un mapa desplegable de Chile orientado de Oeste a Este o de Norte a Sur con un cartucho decorativo en el extremo inferior izquierdo, constituye una de las piezas cartográficas fundamentales de Chile, un mapa regional, también desplegable, grabados que representan diversas escenas y un retrato del autor como frontispicio. Antonio de Sancha es considerado como uno de los mejores impresores del siglo XVIII de España. Palau, 174563. Sabin, 49889. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de la nobleza de la Corona de Aragón, especialmente del Reyno de Valencia, comparada con la de Castilla. (Sigue:) Apendice y Colección de los documentos y notas pertenecientes al Tratado.

      Josef y Tomas de Orga,, Valencia: 1788 - XIX-501 páginas + Portada, CXXII y 3 hojas. Bella encuadernación de principios del siglo XIX en pergamino rígido con supra-libros heráldico en los planos. Palau 146323. Obra importante y bien documentada para la historia de la nobleza de la Corona de Aragón.

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        TRATADO DE LA NOBLEZA DE LA CORONA DE ARAGON, especialmente del REYNO DE VALENCIA, comparada con la de Castilla. Con: APENDICE Y COLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS Y NOTAS PERTENECIENTES AL TRATADO DE LA NOBLEZA.

      Josef y Tomás de Orga, Valencia 1788 - 8º, portada, 1h, XIXp, 501p, 2h, CXXIIp, 2h (pág.393-456 peq.marcas polilla sin afectar). Pergamino. 1788

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        Plan of the Coast of Cherbourg, with a Sketch of the Works which the French are now executing to Inclose and Defend the Road, &c. Third Edition Revised, Corrected and Improved.

      [London], Published as the Act directs, by W[illia]m Faden, Geog[raphe]r to the King, Charing Cross, Jan[uar]y 1st, 1788. - Broadsheet engraved plan, original outline hand-colour, inset plan of the 'conical caissons' letterpress text below. Rare separately issued plan of Cherbourg. The plan gives detailed information on the defences at Cherbourg in 1788, with the position of the forts, redoubts and the reach of their cannon and mortar; together with the placement and construction of the 'Trucated Cones, or Conical Caissons'. These large wooden structures - some 170 feet in diameter - were being placed at the harbour's mouth in order to narrow its entrance. The plan and the text below goes into considerable detail upon their construction and to how they were placed in the harbour. Although not at war with the French at the time, the plan highlights England's continued concern about the strength and defenses of the French channel ports and their interest in French military technology. BLMC Maps 17365.(3.)

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        The Life of Captain James Cook.

      London: G. Nicol and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788 - Quarto (289 × 223 mm). White paper backstrip with paper label backing brown paper boards in imitation of period boards, edges sprinkled blue. A little rubbed and soiled, frontispiece and title page somewhat foxed, scattered light foxing else, a small tear, no loss, to the title page with archival tissue repair verso, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait. Half-title bound in. Beddie, 32; Hill 935; Holmes, 69; Kroepelien, 647. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'ART D'ELEVER LES VERS A SOIE. Ouvrage précédemment donné sous le titre de Mémoires sur l'éducation des Vers à soie. Nouvelle édition, mise dans un meilleur ordre, et augmentée d'observations faites en Italie, qui servent à confirmer et à développer les

      Gaude Frères 1788 - In-8 ( 205 X 125 mm ) de XVI-296 et 113 pages, demi-basane fauve à petits coins de vélin crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, tranches safran. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Bel exemplaire, très pur de l'édition définitive, la plus complète et la plus recherchée de ce célèbre ouvrage de sériciculture. soie murier miel

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        [A series of major papers on the calculus of variations and mechanics, contained in the first three volumes of Miscellanea Taurinensia].Turin: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1759-1766.

      First editions of the major early papers of Lagrange on the calculus of variations and mechanics, published in the first three volumes of the <i>Miscellanea Taurinensia</i>, of which he was one of the founders. "The first three volumes contained almost all the works Lagrange published while in Turin" (DSB). <br/><br/> The papers are as follows:<br/><br/> I. Recherches sur la méthode de maximis, et minimis (I, 18-32) <br/> II. Recherches sur la nature, et la propagation du son (I, x, 1-146 of the second series) <br/> III. Lettre de M. Euler a M. de la Grange contenant des recherches sur la propagation des ébranlements dans un milieu elastique (II, 1-10) <br/> IV. Nouvelles recherches sur la nature & la propagation du son (II, 11-172) <br/> V. Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies (II, 173-195) <br/> VI. Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique (II, 196-298) <br/> VII. Addition a la première partie des recherches sur la nature & la propagation du son imprimées dans la volume precedent (II, 323-337) <br/> VIII. Solutions de différents problèmes de calcul intégral (III, pp. 179-380) <br/><br/> In the opinion of Lacroix, 'Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies' was 'one of the first and the principal discoveries of Mr. Lagrange, and which rests on the highest degree of abstraction to which mathematics has been lifted up to now' (quoted in Grattan-Guinness, p. 237). Its sequel, 'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique,' "heralded the <i>Mécanique analytique</i> of 1788 in its style and in the breadth of the author's views" (DSB). <br/><br/> "The Memoirs of the Turing Academy for the years 1760-1761 contain two papers by the young Italian geometer J. L. Lagrange: 'Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies' and 'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique.' The theory presented in these memoirs actually originated several years earlier in Lagrange's first important work in mathematical science. In a letter of 1755 to Leonhard Euler the nineteen-year-old Lagrange explained that he had derived a general method for treating those problems which had appeared in Euler's classic treatise of 1744 <i>Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate gaudentes</i> (Method of finding curves lines which show some maximum or minimum property). The branch of mathematics that studies such problems later became known as the calculus of variations and it was Lagrange's achievement to give the subject its characteristic methods and symbolism. In particular, he introduced a new calculus based on the symbol d which provided a powerful tool for attacking the following general problem: given an expression involving several variables and their derivatives, to find the functional relation between these variables which makes the definite integral of the given expression an extremum" (Fraser, p. 198). <br/><br/> "Lagrange's education and early career took place entirely in his home town of Turin, where he spent the first three decades of his life. As early as 1754, at the age of 18, he corresponded with Euler and Giullio di Fagnano (1682-1766) on mathematical questions. He took up a teaching appointment at the Royal College of Gunnery in Turin in 1755 and in the following year became a Foreign Member of the Berlin Academy. Even at this early stage he was developing his d-calculus, which opened up a new approach to the calculus of variations without recourse to Euler's geometric considerations. Soon afterwards, Lagrange co-founded a scientific society, which later grew into the Royal Academy of Science of Turin. Its journal, <i>Miscellanea Taurinensia</i>, first appeared in 1759 and contained some of his most important work on the calculus of variations and analytical mechanics" (<i>Landmark Writings</i>, p. 209). <br/><br/> "In volume 1 of the <i>Mélanges de Turin</i> are Lagrange's 'Recherches sur la méthode de maximis et minimis,' really an introduction to the memoir [V] in volume 2 on the calculus of variations... Another short memoir, 'Sur l'intégration d'une équation différentielle à différences finies, qui contient la théorie des suites récurrentes' (pp. 33-42) was cited by Lagrange in 1776 as an introduction to investigations on the calculus of probabilities that he was unable to develop for lack of time. <br/><br/> "'Recherches sur la nature et la propagation du son' constitutes a thorough and extensive study of a question much discussed at the time. In it Lagrange displays an astonishing erudition. He had read and pondered the writings of Newton, Daniel Benoulli, Taylor. Euler, and Alembert; and his own contribution to the problem of vibrating strings makes him the equal of his predecessors" (DSB). This paper presented "a new approach to the problem of the vibrating string, where the string is first represented as a discrete system of <i>n</i> particles, and <i>n</i> is then allowed to tend to infinity. Using this method Lagrange argued that Euler was right to allow a large class of 'functions,' both 'continuous' and 'discontinuous,' as solutions of the problem, whereas D'Alembert had maintained that only 'continuous functions' (that is, curves expressed by a single equation) could count as solutions" (<i>Princeton Companion</i>, p. 751). <br/><br/> "Work of the same order is presented in 'Nouvelles recherches sur la nature et la propagation du son' and 'Additions aux premiéres recherches,' both published in volume 2 of the <i>Mélanges</i>. His most important contribution to this volume, though, is 'Essai d'une nouvelle méthode pour déterminer les maxima et les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies,' a rather brief memoir in which Lagrange published his analytic techniques of the calculus of variations. Here he developed the insights contained in his Latin letter to Euler of 1755 and added two appendixes, one dealing with minimal surfaces and the other with polygons of maximal area. Although published in 1762, the memoir and its first appendix were written before the end of 1759. <br/><br/> "'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de différens problèmes de dynamique' made the principle of least action, joined with the theorem of <i>forces vives</i> (or <i>vis viva</i>), the very foundation of dynamics. Rather curiously, Lagrange no longer used the expression "least action", which he had employed until then, a minor failing due, perhaps, to the death of Maupertuis. This memoir heralded the <i>Mécanique analytique</i> of 1788 in its style and in the breadth of the author's views. <br/><br/> "Volume 3 of the <i>Mélanges de Turin</i> contains 'Solution de différents problèmes de calcul integral.' An early section treats the integration of a general affine equation of arbitrary order. Lagrange here employed his favorite tool, integration by parts. He reduced the solution of the equation with second member to that of the equation without second member. This discovery dates-as we know from the correspondence with d'Alembert-from about the end of 1764" (DSB). Goldstine points out that this paper also contains a profound study of the question of which functions are representable as Fourier series (although Lagrange does not address the question of convergence) - more than half a century before Fourier. "The question which I need to examine here consists of determining if all the curves which are possible solutions of the vibrating string problem as set out on M. D'Alembert's theory are representable or not [as Fourier series]" (quoted in Goldstine, p. 155). <br/><br/> Volume 3 also contain five papers by Euler. <br/><br/> H. Goldstine, <i>A History of Numerical Analysis</i>, 1977; I. Grattan-Guinness, <i>Convolutions in French Mathematics</i>, 1800-1840, Vol. I, 1990; I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), <i>Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940</i>, 2005; T. Gowers (ed.), <i>The Princeton Companion to Mathematics</i>, 2010; C. Fraser, 'J. L. Lagrange's early contributions to the principles and methods of mechanics,' <i>Archive for History of Exact Sciences</i> 28 (1983), 197-241.. Three vols., 4to (233 x 175 mm), bound in two uniform contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering and old paper lalbels to spines, all edges died in red, bookplates from the Royal Military Academy in Austria (stamped out), rubber stamps to title, very clean and fresh throughout. A fine and fully complete set, rare

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1788-1789. 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in the very rare complete original bindings. The books are very handsomely bound in fine contemporary full polished calf, the covers framed with elaborate gilt rolled borders surrounding borders made of multiple gilt tools, gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome gilt decorated panel designs within compartments featuring elaborate borders and central gilt ornaments, black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and stamped and with beautifully marbled end-leaves. vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, excellently preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. Finding sets of Gibbon which have not been re-backed or rebound is a daunting task. Thus, copies in original calf of the period are truly elusive. This copy is especially well preserved and has only minor expert and very skillful strengthening or restoration. This binding work is nearly imperceptible and is not obtrusive in any way, but rather, restores the books to their original grandeur and strength. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED &#147;PRESENTATION&#148; BINDINGS OF FULL DELUXE CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, BEAUTIFULLY GILT DECORATED. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller&#39;s property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette...." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith.<br> "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147).

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        De l'Impôt territorial, combiné avec les principes de l'administration de Sully et Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France.

      - Strasbourg, Imprimerie de Rolland et Jacob, 1788. In-4, demi-basane de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs (lég. frotté), (2) f., [iii]-xx, 215, (1) p., 15 tableaux dépliants. Edition originale et unique de cet ouvrage d&#146;inspiration physiocratique. Après avoir servi dans les armées du roi et obtenu la concession de terres agricoles dans l'Isle de France (île Maurice), Heurtault de Lamerville s'intéressa aux problèmes financiers que rencontrait la France. Il soumet, dans cet ouvrage, des solutions originales à travers un plan de restructuration du système financier et fiscal et la libération des dettes de l&#146;Etat. Il critique les impôts directs et indirects et propose, en remplacement, un impôt territorial, une taille réelle et une "subvention générale". Ces projets de réformes sont basés sur l&#146;existence d&#146;Assemblées provinciales qui assureraient la perception et la répartition de l&#146;impôt. Mirabeau, Turgot, Le Trosne, Condorcet auront les mêmes objectifs concernant les Assemblées provinciales. (Einaudi, 3185. Goldsmiths, 13642. INED, 2556. Kress, B.1437. Weulersse, La physiocratie à l&#146;aube de la Révolution, p. 432). Très bon exemplaire, imprimé sur vergé fort, grand de marges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'impôt territorial, combiné avec les principes de l'administration de Sully et Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France. Par M. le comte de Lamerville

      Imprimerie Rolland et Jacob, Strasbourg 1788 - De l'impôt territorial, combiné avec les principes de l'administration de Sully et de Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France. LAMERVILLE Monsieur le Comte de A Strasbourg De l¿Imprimerie de Rolland et Jacob avec permission du Roi. 1788 In-4 de (2)-XX-215 pp. 14 tableaux repliés hors-texte numérotés de 1 à 13 et le dernier paginé 200 en regard de la page 200. Reliure d'époque en veau porphyre, dos à 5 nerfs, orné, pièce de titre en cuir noir, triple filet doré d'encadrement, tranches marbrées à l'identique du papier cuve des gardes, filet doré sur les coupes. Fente complète au mors du premier plat, parfaite tenue des nerfs. Petit manque 3mm à la charnière en pied du second plat. Quatre coins légèrement frottés, laissant apparaître le carton sur trois. Légers frottements sur les coupes. Très bonne tenue de la couture. Intérieur frais, déchirure 6 cm sans manque à la planche 2. Voir images en ligne, plus de photos sur demande. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour plus de précisions. Plan d¿administration des finances établi par Heurtault de Lamerville et publié quelques mois avant les Etats-Généraux, basé sur la justice et la simplicité pour abolir le système en vigueur : l¿auteur se fait fort de couvrir le déficit sans augmentation d¿impôts, et de délivrer le peuple des gabelles, aides, etc. afin de développer les ressources de l¿impôt territorial, et rétablir l¿équilibre recettes-dépenses. Ces projets de réforme sont basés sur l¿existence d¿assemblées provinciales qui assurent la perception et la répartition de l¿impôt. Mirabeau, Turgot, Le Trosne Condorcet ont les mêmes objectifs concernant les assemblées provinciales. Le Comte Heurtault de Lamerville (1740-1810) siégea aux Etats-Généraux puis fut membre sous la Constituante de plusieurs comités concernant l¿impôt, l¿industrie, l¿agriculture. A PROPOS DE L¿AUTEUR Jean-Louis-Thomas Heurtault de Lammerville (1733 - 1794) était un politicien français. Moins connu que son frère cadet Jean-Marie, le comte Jean-Louis-Thomas Heurtault de Lammerville mérite néanmoins d'être connu. Après avoir servi dans les armées du roi, sur terre et sur mer, avoir obtenu la concession de terres agricoles dans l'Isle de France, l'actuelle île Maurice, il s'intéresse aux problèmes que connaît le royaume de France, en particulier dans le domaine des finances et propose ses solutions. C'est lui, et non son frère, comme l'indique par erreur la Biographie universelle de Michaud, qui est l'auteur de l'ouvrage intitulé : De l'impôt territorial combiné avec l'administration de Sully et de Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France, un volume de 216 pages avec tableaux, publié à Strasbourg en 1789. Dans la tourmente de la Révolution, il demeure fidèle à son roi. Compromis gravement à la suite de la découverte de l'armoire de fer, il est arrêté à Rouen puis transféré à Paris, incarcéré à la Conciergerie puis à Prison de la Force. C'est là qu'il meurt, le 3 mars 1794, échappant au Tribunal révolutionnaire et à la guillotine. Bel exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS, SITUATED IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.|AN

      London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1788. old calf, rebacked, leather spine label. 4to. old calf, rebacked, leather spine label. xxvii+(i), 378, (2) pages. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company. First edition (Hill p.160; Howgego Vol.1, W41). With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Wilson, sixteen engraved plates and maps (one folding map, one folding coastal profile, three views, three portraits and eight other plates). Pelew Islands (Palau Islands today) lie to the east of Minkanao in the Phillippines and the shipwrecked sailors were the first European visitors to this island. Pinned to the errata leaf in the back is a four page piece of paper with old writing on the first two leaves concerning King Abba coming on board the ship. Covers rubbed with small worn spots along hinges and edges.

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        Carte des Courones de Nord. comprenant le Suede, le Danemarc &c

      Dezauche, Paris. 1788 French. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 62 x 45 cm. (24½ x 17½ inches) Fine condition, good margins, a little browned Fine elaborate cartouche, although the title suggests a map of Denmark, this handsome map shows the northern halves of Sweden, Norway and Finland. The plates were originally made by De l'Isle around 1700. Covens and Mortimer reissued them in the Atlas Novissimo (1730-40). Phillipe Buache, de l'Isle's successor, and son in law continued to reissue de l'Isle's maps in the later eighteenth century

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        KALENDARIO MANUAL GUIA DE FORASTEROS DE MADRID (1788).

      Madrid 1788 - 16º (12 cm.) 202 p. = 106 p. (Estado militar.) Encuadernación pergamino de época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DES DECOUVERTES ET VOYAGES FAITS DANS LE NORD - Tomes I et II.

      Cuchet, Libraire,, Paris, 1788 - Johann Reinhold Forster, naturaliste allemand & pasteur lutherien du 18e siecle d origine anglaise, participa au deuxieme voyage de Cook. Il fut egalement professeur d histoire naturelle & de mineralogie a l Universite de Halle. L histoire des decouvertes & des voyages faits dans le nord, est un de ses ouvrages les plus interessants. 2 vol., XVI-400 pp. + 2 pl. depliantes hors-texte, XII-412 pp. + 1 pl. depliantes hors-texte. in-8°, Reliure d epoque plein cuir, dos lisse orne (l ensemble des charnieres fragiles et dechirees, epidermures).

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        Sämmtliche Werke aus dem teutschen Staats- und Privat-Rechte, der Geschichte und Münzwissenschaft, mit neuen Abhandlungen und Zusätzen herausgegeben von Ernst Ludwig Posselt. Zwei Bände.

      bey Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer, Leipzig, 1787-1788. - Mit einem gestochenen Portrait und zwei gestochenen gefalteten Kupfertafeln. XXX S., 1 Bl., 516 S.; 4 Bll., 616 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildern. Erste Ausgabe der von Ernst Ludwig Posselt posthum herausgegebenen Werkausgabe. Bibliotheca Iuridica I,S.148. Pütter II,70,46. Kosch VI,996. - Der Geschichtsforscher, Staatsrechtler und Numismatiker Hektor Wilhelm von Günderrode (1755-1786) wurde 1775 Regierungsassessor, dann Hofrat und 1781 Kammerherr in Karlsruhe. Er war der Vater der Caroline von Günderrode. - "Man darf auch annehmen, daß Posselt durch den Markgrafen selbst mit der Herausgabe der Schriften Günderrodes, der nach Drais, ., 'zum künftigen Regierungspräsidenten' destiniert war, dessen Tod Karl Friedrich spontan als einen 'großen Verlust' bezeichnete, betraut wurde" (Vierneisel, Posselt, S.259). Günderrode war auch Mitarbeiter an Posselts Zeitschrift "Wissenschaftliches Magazin für Aufklärung". - Der erste Band enthält, nach einer Einleitung von Posselt, die von Günderrode selbst begonnene und von seiner Frau vollendete Lebensgeschichte des Verfassers (S. VII-XXX) sowie zahlreiche Beiträge zur Geschichte des rheinischen und rheinhessischen Raumes, darunter seine Hauptwerke "Geschichte des römischen Königs Adolfs" (S.1-124) und "Von der Staatsverfassung des teutschen Reichs unter der königlichen und kaiserlichen Regierung Otto's des ersten" (S.167-314). - Der zweite Band enthält "Abhandlungen aus der Geschichte", "Abhandlungen aus dem teutschen Staats und Privatrechte", "Abhandlungen aus der Münzwissenschaft", "Biographien", "Antiquarische Abhandlungen" (dazu die beiden Kupfer) und "Sammlung merkwürdiger zum Teil noch nicht gedruckter Urkunden". - Rücken und Deckel berieben und mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen, das Portrait eng beschnitten, alter Name auf dem Titel, Band 2 teilweise etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur les Pays-Bas autrichiens. Traduit de l'anglois.

      s.n.,, Londres 1788 - [4]-188 pp. (qqs pet. souillures) . Edition originale peu courante de la traduction anonyme de "Sketches of the history of the Austrian Netherlands" (Londres, 1786). L'auteur-voyageur présente un tableau du commerce, des manufactures, des villes, de l'agriculture, les lettres, sciences et arts. des Pays-Bas. Mention ms. d'appart. ancienne "De Moor" sur le titre. Ref. Conlon 88:4005 (= NUC). 1 volumes. Reliure demi-basane moderne, dos à 4 nerfs,

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        Colección de los trajes de todas las órdenes religiosas y militares de todo el mundo, traducción del francés.

      - (M., Sancha, 1788 y años siguientes), 40,5 x 25,5 cm., cartoné moderno, 130 hojas + 192 láminas iluminadas a mano representando la historia y hábitos de 96 órdenes. (Una de las obras más espléndidas y raras salidas de la imprenta de Sancha. La edición original francesa fue emprendida por Bar en 1778. Sancha empezó a publicar la versión española en 1788 en cuadernos de 6 láminas y quedó sin terminar. Según Cotarelo, a la muerte de Sancha llevaba entregados al público unos 20 cuadernos y posteriormente su hijo tiró algunos más. Ningún bibliógrafo sabe cuantas láminas llegaron a imprimirse. Así, por ejemplo, en El Grabado en España se afirma "Parece que se publicaron únicamente 188 estampas". El Catálogo Colectivo solo registra 4 ejemplares pero existe uno más en la Academia de la Historia que utilizó Rodríguez Moñino para su bibliografía de Sancha. Todos estos ejemplares tienen diferente número de láminas. El que mas tiene es el de la Biblioteca Episcopal del Seminario de Barcelona con 203 láminas, el de la Academia de la Historia 188, el de la Biblioteca Lázaro Galdiano 186 y el de la Biblioteca de Navarra sólo 94. Creemos que ninguno de estos ejemplares conservan la portada como ocurre también en el que anunciamos. Nuestro ejemplar, a diferencia de los otros conocidos, todas las láminas están coloreadas a mano de época y conserva todos los márgenes). ÓRDENES MILITARES RELIGIOSAS GRABADOS

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        ARTE Ó MODO DE CONOCER A LOS HOMBRES Y MUGERES Y MÁXIMAS PARA LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL ( Traducido del frances al castellano por el D.A. N.)

      0 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. Puesto Por La Imprenta De Benito Cano, En Madrid, 1788. Plena Pasta Española, Con Tejuelo. Cortes Tintados Y Papel De Hilo. 267 Pp, In 8º Mayor. Faltante En Cabeza Del Lomo Y Signos De Fatiga En Las Planchas. Interior Muy Bueno. Muy Raro Ejemplar. 400G Oferta Especial: La Librería Hierofante ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 20% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 20%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1240 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELACION DEL ULTIMO VIAGE AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES DE LA FRAGATA DE S.M. SANTA MARÍA DE LA CABEZA EN LOS AÑOS 1785 Y 1786. EXTRACTO DE TODOS LOS ANTERIORES DESDE SU DESCUBRIMIENTO IMPRESOS Y MSS. Y NOTICIA DE LOS HABITANTES, SUELO, CLIMA Y PRODUCCIONES.

      VIUDA DE IBARRA, HIJOS Y COMPAÑÍA, MADRID 1788 - ENCUADERNADO EL LOMO EN PIEL DE CABRA, CONTIENE ESTUCHE DECORATIVO DEL MISMO COLOR QUE LAS TAPAS. RETRATO DE FERNANDO DE MAGALLANES EN FRONTISPICIO + XVI + 359 PÁGINAS + 4 TABLAS DESPLEGABLES, 4 MAPAS DESPLEGABLES. NO CONTIENE APÉNDICE. ESTE LIBRO TRATA SOBRE EL VIAJE DE EXPLORACIÓN MÁS IMPORTANTE DEL SIGLO XVIII AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES. CONTIENE MAPAS MUY DETALLADOS DE LA PATAGONIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, LAS ISLAS MALVINAS Y EL ESTRECHO. ATRIBUÍDO A JOSÉ VARGAS PONCE (1760-1821), EL TRABAJO ES EN GRAN PARTE COMPILADO POR DOS LUGARTENIENTES DEL VIAJE, DIONISIO ALCALÁ GALIANO (1760-1805) Y ALESSANDRO BELMONTI. LOS PRINCIPALES OBJETIVOS DE LA EXPEDICIÓN, BAJO EL MANDO DEL CAPITÁN ANTONIO DE CÓRDOBA (MUERTO EN 1811), FUE DETERMINAR SI EL ESTRECHO ERA UNA RUTA COMERCIAL VIABLE PARA ASIA Y EL PACÍFICO, EL MAPA DE LAS COSTAS PATAGÓNICAS, Y RECOMENDAR LOS SITIOS DE ASENTAMIENTO ESPAÑOL. LOS OFICIALES Y LA TRIPULACIÓN DE LA FRAGATA DE GUERRA SANTA MARÍA DE LA CABEZA, ESTUDIANDO LA REGIÓN, LA POBLACIÓN NATIVA, LAS CONDICIONES DEL SUELO, EL CLIMA, LA FLORA, Y LA FAUNA; HICIERON MAPAS DE LA ZONA, Y SE OBSERVA MÁS CUIDADOSA EN LOS PUERTOS, LAS CORRIENTES, ASÍ COMO OTROS DATOS NECESARIOS PARA MARINEROS QUE ATRAVIESEN LA EXTENSIÓN DEL TRAICIONERO ESTRECHO. AL FINAL, SIN EMBARGO LLEGARON A LA CONCLUSIÓN DE QUE EL ESTRECHO ERA DEMASIADO PELIGROSO, LO QUE HACE EL TRANSPORTE TERRESTRE PREFERIBLE ENTRE ATLÁNTICO Y PACÍFICO. LOS INFORMES DEL VIAJE, SON LA INFORMACIÓN MÁS PRECISA DE LA ZONA SUR DE ARGENTINA Y CHILE ENTONCES DISPONIBLE. EL LIBRO DESMIENTE QUE LOS PATAGONES SEAN GIGANTES, COMO ANTIGUAMENTE SE PENSABA POR ÚLTIMO ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE NUMEROSOS CAPÍTULOS DE ANTERIORES VIAJES A TRAVÉS DEL ESTRECHO POR OTROS NAVEGANTES. EL PAPEL DEL LIBRO ES DE UNA EXTRAORDINARIA CALIDAD, ESTE LIBRO HA SIDO ADEMÁS RESTAURADO Y TRATADO PARA EVITAR SU DETERIORO, ES POR ELLO, QUE SE TRATA DE UN EXCELENTE EJEMPLAR, PERFECTAMENTE CONSERVADO. Size: 25 X 20

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        Examen du privilège des Nobles de Bresse, pour servir de réponse à la délibération imprimée du Conseil de la Noblesse ; suivi de la délibération de l'Ordre des Avocats du Bailliage de Bresse.

      A Lyon, De l'Impremerie de J. B. Delamolliere, 1788 - In-12° ; VIII-69 pp., plein maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs chiffré en pied richement orné, caissons or, fleurette or, filet pointillé or, titre or, triple filet or à l'ancienne d'encadr. sur les plats, large roulette or int.double filet or sur les coupes, rel. signée de l'atelier « H. Prat », superbe exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE FORT RARE. FIRST EDITION VERY SCARCE. SPLENDID COPY. Antoine François Gauthier des Orcières, dit de l'Ain est né à Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain), France, le 28 novembre 1752 dans une famille de juristes. Il se marie le 7 décembre 1785 à Lyon avec Magdeleine Sophie Rosario de Nervo. Avocat au barreau de Bourg-en-Bresse, il s'opposa à la noblesse et au clergé de Bresse par ses écrits de 1788. Il est élu député du tiers état aux États généraux, le 3 avril 1789 par le bailliage de Bourg-en-Bresse. Devenu procureur-syndic du département de l'Ain, le 6 septembre 1791, il est élu, le 4 septembre 1792, deuxième député de l'Ain, juste après Étienne Deydier, à la Convention nationale, où il siège sur les bancs Montagnards. Il devient membre de la Commission des marchés militaires. Il est révoqué à la première Restauration en 1814, puis nommé conseiller à la Cour d'appel de Paris aux Cent-Jours en 1815, et révoqué de nouveau. Il choisit l'exil en Suisse puis en Belgique en 1816, où il vécut jusqu'à l'avènement de Louis-Philippe en 1830.(CF. Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Classica; or, a Classical Dictionary, containing all the Names in antient Authors. [With] Tables of Coins, Weights and Measures in Use among the Greeks and Romans. AN INSPIRATION TO KEATS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FAUX-VELLUM

      Reading Printed for T. Cadell 1788 - 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, neat eighteenth-century signature on title, some light age-staining (mainly marginal); firmly bound in nineteenth-century faux-vellum BY MYERS OF READING, sides with double frame border in gilt and red, back with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, uncut, last few leaves of Tables chipped and dog-eared (but without material loss), lower margins of same leaves lightly damp-marked in blank margins, very neatly recased else a well-preserved crisp, clean copy. With the errata leaf at end. With the nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate of Sir James R Andrew Clark, and the binder's ticket, on front paste-down. Since it was bound by Myers it may well have been sold in the town of publication. 'Lempriere's Classical Dictionary is the first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a system of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the sources; the 'Oxford Companion' series is a distinguished descendant'. (Printing & the Mind of Man). Lempriere (c.1765-1824) was born in Jersey and remained a schoolmaster most of his life. QUITE APART FROM ITS INTRINSIC UTILITY, HIS DICTIONARY ACHIEVED IMMORTALITY SINCE IT PROVED AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO KEATS. Extremely scarce. PMM 376. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les Iles Ponces et catalogue raisonné des produits de l'Etna, pour servir à l'histoire des volcans. Suivis de la description de l'éruption de l'Etna, du mois de juillet 1787

      Cuchet, Paris 1788 - in 8° - pp.pp VI + 427 + 5 carte di tav. più volte ripiegate - Tela con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Una tavola metodica + 3 tavole di isole più volte ripiegate - mancanza della carta relativa all'isola di Zannone - Libro usato

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze heilige Schrifft deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno1534 zu End gebracht und vor einigen Jahren bereits mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti auch mit dem Vielfältigen und Lehrreichen Nutzen über alle Capitel, des Herrn D. Salomon Glassens ausgefertiget, anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupferbildnissen nebst derselben beygedruckten Lebensläuffen, auch andern annehmlichen Figuren samt deren kurzen Auslegung und angehengten Moralien ausgezieret, dann von denen eingeschlichenen Druckfehlern auf das fleissigste gereiniget. Über dieses sind nicht allein des Herrn Lutheri und seines Geschlechts warh

      Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, Nürnberg 1788 - Elephant folio. [98], 1181, [23]pp. Full calf over beveled wooden boards with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Decorative cornerpieces. Metal clasps on front cover. Two engraved frontispieces (one for the Old Testament, and one for the New Testament). Title page in red and black lettering. Vignette on title page. This exquisite edition is magnificently illustrated with numerous woodcuts in text and 20 full-page engravings (2 frontispieces, 12 portraits, and 6 biblical scenes). Clasps lacking their straps. Modern endpapers. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf. Moderate foxing and browning throughout. Minor and sporadic light damp-staining throughout. Text in German, Gothic script. Stunning binding in overall very good, interior in good to good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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