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        The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, & Prose and Poetical. Volume III, January to June 1788

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey. 1788. Six months of this magazine bound in contemporary calf. iii-xvi, (17), 18-602. Binding is present but poor. The January issue lacks a couple of preliminary leaves including the title page, and begins on page [iii] at the second page of subscriber's names; the other five month's issues have integral title pages; last leaf (the end of the contents of the June issue), and any subsequent blank leaves are lacking. Front pastedown has a contemporary owner name, and a later, but still early book label; pages 371-(395) have chipping to the foredge that just touchs, but doesn't remove any significant text; text contains other small marginal chips, tears, foxing, and small stains, affecting a few words, but no significant loss to the text. .

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        Kratkoe Rukovodstvo k' Drevnei Geografii [A brief guide to ancient geography].

      St. Petersburg: Imperazhorskoy Akademii Nauk', 1788. - 4to., (10 x 8 ¼ inches). (Occasional pale stains). 28 fine folding engraved maps (slightly toned). Contemporary calf, the spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in one and decorated in the rest (lacking flyleaf, extremities of spine worn with loss, some staining). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription to title page; ink library stamps to title page and occasionally throughout. Second Russian edition, first published in Leipzig in 1686. Extremely rare Russian edition of Cellarius's famous work on ancient geography. The maps in this St. Petersburg edition are very close copies of those in the near-contemporary editions of Cellarius's Geographia antiqua, retaining the overall design and cartouches but with the substitution of Cyrillic lettering. The maps are: 1. Gishpania drevnya; 2. Galliya Narbonskaya; 3. Galliya Belgicheskaya; 4. Drevnee Britanskikh' Ostrovov'; 5. Italiya drevnya; 6. Oblasti Italii; 7. Sitsiliya Drevnya; 8. Germaniya drevnya; 9. Vindelitsiya Retsiya Norik'; 10. Pannoniya Miziya, Datsiya lllirik'; 11. Thrakiya drevnya; 12. Carmatsiya; 13. Gretsii drevnei; 15. Gellada ili Gretsiya sobstvenno; 14. Makedoniya Tessaliya Yepir' [bound out of order]; 16. Aziya Menshaya; 17. Bospor' Meoticheskii; 18. Mesopotamiya i Babiloniya; 19. Arabiya Kameinistaya i Pustaya; 20. Siriya; 21. Palestina ili Zemlya Svyataya; 22. Vostok'Persiya, Indiya; 23. Skithiya i Serika; 24. Egipet'i Kirineya; 25. Egipetsk delta; 26. Afrika Sobstvenno; 27. Mavritaniya i Numidiya; 28. Afrika Viutrennya. Christoph Cellarius (also known as Christoph Keller) was a German scholar who popularized the concept of a tripartite division of history: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern. Though he was not the first to put forth this theory, his promotion of the idea gave it traction. Not in Phillips (Atlases). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department.

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      1788 - Madrid. 1788. 120 Numeros. 22X15. Pergamino. 472 Pág. Del 1 de Enero de 1788 al 29 de Abril de 1788. Diario 1 de enero de 1788 contiene muesca de media pagina. Polilla leve en algunas paginas afectando en 15 Diarios (fotos). El Diario de Madrid fue un periódico fundado el 1 de febrero de 1758, considerado el primer diario publicado en España. Conocido inicialmente como el Diario noticioso, curioso, erudito y comercial, político y económico, tras cambiar su título por el de Diario de Madrid en 1788, continuó publicándose hasta mayo de 1808, cuando toma el control sobre la publicación el gobierno de José Bonaparte hasta el 17 de junio y del día 18 de junio hasta el 7 de agosto fue sustituido por la Gaceta de Madrid. El día 8 de agosto se vuelve a publicar durante unos años más, hasta su cierre definitivo, el 31 de diciembre de 1814. Buen estado salvo la polilla. Raríssima Obra ya que tan antiguos no se ven. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Londres et ses environs, ou guide des voyageurs, curiex et amateurs dans cette partie de l`angleterre,.,

      Paris, Buisson 1788. - 2 Bde. Titelbl., 1 Bl., 372 S.; Titelbl., 1 Bl., 323 (5) S. Mit 9 mehrf. gef. Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Erste Bll. in Bd. 2 braunrandig. Rückensch. tlw. abgeblättert. EA Cox III, 102; Barbier II, 1341 f. - Mit einer Karte von Großbritannien. Die schönen gefalteten Kupfer zeigen Westminster und St. Paul`s Cathedral, Börse, Hampton Court, Covent Garden, Windsor Castle etc. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Artist's Repository and Drawing Magazine (Vol 2 & 4 Only, Bound as 1)

      10 Castle Yard, Holborn, London: C Taylor, 1788 Exhibiting the Principles of the Polite Arts in their various Branches. Bound in half brown leather with marbled boards, has been professionally repaired. New spine with old relaid, gilt tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, ink name to ffep dated 1872, engraved title page in red and black ink, additional letter press tp stating: The Artists Repository Vol 11, A Compendium of Colours, and other Materials used in the arts of Design, in their various branches: with remarks on their natures and uses. Including the method of drawing in chalk, crayons etc, of painting in water colours, crayons, oil, etc, Of Engraving in its several Manners and of Sculptures etc, 132pp. Followed by 4 page preface and then. The Artists Repository Vol IV A Dictionary of Principles, and Terms of Art, adopted in the Arts of Design, in their various Branches; With explanatory remarks and observations, 159 pp. + 33 plates which include 11 flower plates with 8 in colour and 2 large pull out plates. [5], 4-132 pp, (iv), [3], 8-159 pp, pl. Not dated but c1788, originally published in parts, with the main compiler and principal contributor being a Francis Fitzgerald (ie Charles Taylor). Uncommon! (ESTC T219860) (see COPAC for a fuller description of the printings)

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        Zoologie universelle et portative, ou Histoire naturelle de tous les quadrupèdes, cétacés, oiseaux et reptiles connus; de tous les poissons(.)

      Paris, Valade 1788 - In-4, (2)-XXIV-710pp;-(1ff.). Plein veau marbré roulette sur les plats, reliure de l'époque. Très bel exemplaire de l'édition originale de ce dictionnaire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leipzig. - Grundriss. - Johann Elias Lange. - "Neuer Grundriss der Chursächß. Handels-Stadt Leipzig".

      . Kupferstich / Radierung, 1788. Von Johann Elias Lange. 36,0 x 48,3 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 37,9 x 50,0 cm (Platte) / 44 x 56,5 cm (Blatt). In der Titelkartusche oben rechts signiert und datiert. Darstellung flankiert von diversen Legenden zu Vorstädten, Straßen, Brücken, Plätzen, Kirchen, Gebäuden, Gelehrten Gesellschaften, Bibliotheken, Kunst- bzw. Naturalienkabinetten, Bibliotheken, Manufakturen und bürgerlichen Gärten. Rechts oben in der Darstellung Windrose, am unteren Rand Meilenzeiger / Maßstab. - Detailreiche, in Kombination mit den Legenden sehr informative Darstellung von Leipzig im 18. Jahrhundert und zur Goethezeit. - Blatt im rechten Rand leicht knickspurig und partiell schwach stockfleckig. Sonst dem Alter entsprechend sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Johann Elias Lange (erwähnt 1781-1807 in Leipzig). Deutscher Kupferstecher und Verleger in Leipzig..

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        Tragedies of SOPHOCLES Greek & Latin Plays Exquisite BINDING 2v Set

      Etonæ : Excudit T. Pote, 1788. / 2v set - 1788 Tragedies of SOPHOCLES Greek & Latin Plays Exquisite BINDING 2v Set STUNNING Binding & Highly Desirable Greek Text Sophocles (c. 497 BCE – 406 BCE) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Main author: Sophocles Title: Ai toy Sophokleoys Tragodiai epta = Sophoclis Tragoediæ septem : nova versione donatæ scholiisque veteribus illustratæ : accedunt notæ perpetuæ, et variæ lectiones Publisher: Etonæ : Excudit T. Pote, 1788. / 2v set Language: Greek & Latin FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure white leather binding Pages: complete with all iv + 379 + 161 + 292 + 133 + 76 pages plus indexes, prefaces and such Published: Etonæ : Excudit T. Pote, 1788. Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21cm x 14cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan de la Ville et des Fauxbourgs de Berlin.

      Buisson, Paris 1788 - An attractive 18th century map of Berlin and vicinity., Size : 365x450 (mm), 14.375x17.75 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, laid on acid free tissue paper for long term preseravation.

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        Voyages de M. le Marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amérique septentrionale dans les années 1780, 1781 et 1782. Seconde édition.

      1788 - Paris, Prault, 1788. Deux tomes en un volume, 408 et 352 p., demi-reliure basane à petits coins. / Two 8vo volumes bound together, 408 and 352 p., half sheepskin binding. "Le premier récit fidèle de la vie aux États-Unis" (Howes). Complet des 3 planches et 2 cartes, dépliantes. Agréable exemplaire. / "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States" (Howes). Contains 3 plates and 2 maps, in fold-outs. A pretty copy. * Sabin, 12227 ; Howes, C334. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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      Madrid 1788 - 8vo mayor (20.5 cm). 4 vols. Encuadernación plena piel (Sancha). Muy buen estado, revisado completo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grundsätze der Moral und Politik. Aus dem Englischen übersezt. Mit einigen Anmerkungen und Zusätzen von Christian Garve. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1788.

      - Second edition (published in the year following the first) of Garve's translation of Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy (1785), his most important work in which he lays out an early form of utilitarian ethics. Paley compiled the Principles from his ethics lectures at Cambridge. The late priest and scholar the Revd Dr David Nicholls (1936-96) kept a pet Venezuelan macaw which he named after William Paley. The macaw was responsible for many penetrating letters to the Times and other national newspapers on political and ecclesiastical matters of the day, under the nom-de-plume 'The Ven. William Paley, Archdeacon emeritus'. Christian Garve's translations of influential British authors (usually, as here, with his own remarks and commentaries) helped to make his reputation as one of the leading philosophical teachers in Germany. His other translations included Adam Ferguson's Institutes of Moral Philosophy, Burke's On the Sublime and Beautiful, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 2 volumes in one, 8vo, xxxii, 390, 520 pp., contemporary marbled boards, red spine label lettered gilt, rubbed at edges, small early ownership inscription on first title-page, uniform light browning and the occasional spot, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Madrid: La viuda de Ibarra, hijos, y compañia, 1788. - [6],xvi,359pp. including four folding tables (lacks the four folding maps). Frontispiece portrait. [bound with:] APENDICE A LA RELACION DEL VIAGE AL MAGALLANES. Madrid. 1793. [2],128pp. including folding table (lacks the folding map). Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Bit rubbed. Frontispiece portrait neatly mounted, tear at top of one leaf repaired with no loss of text, some scattered foxing and dust soiling, else very good. Lacks the four folding maps from the RELACION. and the folding map from the APENDICE. The objective of the voyages recorded here was to determine whether Spanish ships should continue to use the Straits of Magellan in voyages to the Pacific. Under the command of Captain Antonio de Córdoba y Laso, both expeditions ascertained negative conclusions and afterwards "the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to Pacific ports" (Hill). A major portion of this work, the first comprehensive study of the Straits of Magellan and Patagonia, was compiled from the journals of D.A. Galiano and A. Belmote, Cordoba's lieutenants. The RELACION. also includes Vargas y Ponce's review of earlier explorations of the area, with descriptions of the region's climate, natural resources, and native peoples. HILL 1756. SABIN 16765, 1729. PALAU 352514, 352515.

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        Hellespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles pour servir de renseignement a la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Théatre de la Guerre presente 1788.

      [Paris], o. Dr., 1788. - Gest., alt ankolorierte Karte, Plattenmaß 645:295 mm (Blattmaß 666:340 mm). Unter Passepartout (800:455 mm). Zeigt die 65 Kilometer lange Meerenge der Dardanellen zwichen Ägäis und Marmarameer. Vier zusätzliche kleine Pläne (je 75:54 mm) zeigen "Les Forts des Dardanelles armes in Guerre", nämlich den "nouveau chateau d'Asie construit en 1658", den "nouveau chateau d'Europe construit en 1658", den "vieux chateau des Dardanelles en Asie" sowie den "vieux chateau d'Europe ou Dardanelle". 1788 trat Österreich in den Russisch-Türkischen Krieg ein. - Mit zeitgenössischem grünem Grenzkolorit. BM Cat. Maps 43980 (4).

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        L'Art d' éléver les vers à soie. Ouvrage précédemment donné sous le titre de Mémoires sur l'éducation de vers à soie. Nouvelle édition.

      Avignons, J.J. Niels, 1788. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. (4), xvi, 296, 113, (3). Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine, sides with gilt borders. The works contains 2 other contributions 'La culture à mûriers' pp. 1-92 and 'Observations sur l'origine du miel' pp.93-115. The first edition was published in 1763. A very fine copy.//Horn-Schenkling 1854.

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      - República literaria de Don Diego Saavedra Fajardo.- Madrid, Imprenta de Benito Cano, MDCCLXXXVIII (1788); en 8º mayor pasta época, frontis grabado, retrato del conde de Campomanes por Ximeno, 3 hh. CXVIII- 216 pp. 13 viñetas y 7 culs de lampe. Palau: 283516 Bella edición en buen papel.

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        Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae ... Editio decima tertia, aucta, reformata.

      Cura Jo. Frid. Gmelin, Lipsiae, G.E. Beer, 1788-1793. 3 volumes (bound in 9). pp. (2), x, 1-500; (2), 501-1032; (2), 1033-1516; (2), 1517-2224; (2), 2225-3020; (2), 3021-4010; (2), xl, 1-884; (2), 885-1662, (1); 476, with 3 engraved folded plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels (first 6 vols), the remaining vols. in recent half calf, bound to match the others.//. The original edition of the posthumous Gmelin edition of the 'Systema Naturae', adding new material, in particular with regards to the discoveries in the field of Zoology made during the last 20 years, and therefore one of the most sought after new editions. The 3 plates show minerals./The edition is important as it describes numerous species from Cook's voyages. "... Johann Friedrich Gmelin who, making free use of the many non-Linnaean works of the day, revised Linnaeus's 'Systema Naturae', beginning in 1788. By introducing new and acceptable binominals he was able to obtain authorship of numerous species, and many New Zealand molluscs and fish collected on Cook's voyage bear his names...This explains why so many New Zealand birds discovered in those days have Gmelin's name as author: the Shining Cuckoo, the Tui, Morepok, South Island Kaka - the list is long" (Andrews, The Southern Ark pp. 55 & 61).//Hulth p. 13; Souslby 118.

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        Aves Frisicae.

      Rotterrodami, apud C.R. Hake, 1788. 8vo. pp. 298, (1), with a charming engraved title showing a bird (Alauda) by J.L. Anselin. Contemporary marbled boards, spine renewed. B.M.(Nat. Hist.)II, 813. Gerhard N. Heerkens was a physician who settled at Groningen after having studied with scholars as Voltaire and Fontenelle in Paris. He devoted all his spare time to Latin poetry, of which he published several collections. His present work is in elegiacs, with notes.

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        Leben Friedrichs II., K?nigs von Preussen, f?r deutsche J?nglinge bearbeitet

      Fel§ekerische Buchhandlung N?rnberg 1788 - First Edition. Extremely Scarce, only one copy listed on WorldCat, at the British National Library. Two volumes bound in one. Early or contemporary full vellum, leather spine label with gilt lettering. Very Good plus, modest soiling, covers modestly bowed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Costumes Civiles Atuels De Tous Les Peulples Connus, Desines D'Apres Nature, Graves Et Colories. VOLUME ONE ONLY

      Chez Pavard, Paris 1788 - 5 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Seventy-four full-page hand-colored aquatint plates, all with tissue guards. Born in Canada, Grasset removed to France in 1764, serving there as writer, diplomat and publisher with a bent toward Republicanism and enlightenment ideals. Set complete in four volumes. COLAS 1879-81. Plates clean, fresh and bright, raised bands, spine labels in red and green, edge scuffing, one centimeter chip backstrip foot toward rear cover. Contemporary full brown tree calf. Very good [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Chasse au fusil, ouvrage divisé en deux parties, contenant: La première, des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu; savoir l'Arc et l'Arbalète ... La seconde, les enseignements et connaisances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibier qui se trouvent en France.

      Paris, T. Barrois, 1788. 8vo. pp. xvi, 582, (10), with 9 (3 folded) engraved plates. (Bound up with:) IDEM. Supplément au Traité de la chasse au fusil contenant des additions et corrections importantes. Paris, T. Barrois, 1791. 8vo. pp. 111, (1). Contemporary calf, double gilt lines at the borders of the front- and back-covers in between gilt stipple undulating line, gilt music instrument at the corners, spine with blue gilt lettered label and richly gilt ornaments, gilt edges; bound by Tessier. Schwerdt II, p. 3; Thiébaut pp. 621-622. An absolutely complete copy, with the supplement and the 4 additional leaves numbered 105-111, which are almost always lacking. In a beautiful binding by Tessier, one of France most famous binders./"Ce livre est non seulement le premier ouvrage français consacré exclusivement au fusil de chasse et la chasse à tir, mais c'est aussi le premier traité de chasse qui consacre une étude importante à la Sauvagine"(Thiebaut). Bottom of spine a little rubbed.

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        Methode d'extraire les métaux parfaits des minérais et autres substances métalliques par le mercure.

      1788 - Wien, l'imprimerie de Gay, 1788. 4:o. (8),198,(2 blank) pp. & 21 folded engraved plates. Mid 19th-century black half calf from with sparsely gilt spine and red sprinkled edges. Some insignificant minor stains. From the library of Biby manor.Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' library 13555. Translated from Born's important "Über das Anquicken der gold- und silberhältigen Erze Rohsteine, Schwarzkupfer und Hüttenspeise". Plates engraved by J. Ziegler. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of voyages to the southern hemisphere.

      - London, printed for the editor and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1788.2 volumes. Modern leather. 692; 745 pp.* First published in three volumes in Edinburgh in 1766-1768. - The source of this collection is the Histoire des navigations aux terres Australis by Des Brosses, Paris 1756. This two-volume edition contains a total of forty-one narratives, some in English for the first time, including the voyages of Hawkins, Quiros, Spilbergen, Le Maire and Schouten, Pelsaert, Tasman, Dampier, Shelvocke, Anson, etc. The final section contains Callander's essay 'Advantages from the forming of colonies in the Terra Australis', first pubished in 1768. This has been described as 'the fundamental proposal for the first European settlement of the Southern continent'. 'The work is valuable both for its narratives and for its editorial comments' (Cox I, p.18). An important early collection depicting the discovery, exploration, natural history, geography and commerce of Australia. - (First leaves volume I waterstained; age-browned). - A very rare edition.Hill 240 and Landwehr, VOC, 271 first edition only; not in Cat. NHSM. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Costumes civils actuels de tous les peuples connus dessinés d aprés nature gravés et coloriés.

      Paris,chez Pavard 1788 - First edition.4to. 4 volumes in original brown leather binding with labels in red and Green.Very slightly rubbed at corners.Illustrated with 294 plates showing costumes from all parts of the world. The plates are in original color. Of special interest is that one of the volumes is dedicated to the Americas illustrated with plates of Indian costumes either south or north part of the continent and another volume to Asia. A fine copy of this scarce book. Colas calls for 301 plates. This work was issued in installments so that many copies don´t match with the number. Ref Colas 1979,Brunet III 1410,Rahir 524 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moral Tales, Translated from the French by C. Denis and R. Lloyd. In Two Volumes.

      Printed for Joseph Wenman 1788 - engraved frontispiece in each vol., the plates trimmed close at fore-edge, pp. [i], ii, [3-]304; [i], 304, 12mo, contemporary tree calf, flat spines gilt in compartments, red and green lettering pieces, spines partly defective, contemporary ownership inscription on flyleaves of Lucy Hobson Furlong, armorial book-plate inside front covers, sound A scarce edition, not in ESTC although there are 5 North American locations in Worldcat (not the obvious places). This translation first appeared in 1764, and the third was a Murray co-publication (Zachs 290). Wenman makes no claim as to edition, and skimps on the illustrations - the Murray edition had 16 plates. The tales of Marmontel were hugely successful and played an important part in popularising Enlightenment ideas such as virtue, sensibility, humanity, and equality, even if not all of the tales were as moral as they might at first appear to be.

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

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

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        Oeuvres avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pieces par M. Bret.

      La Compagnie des Libraires Associés 1788 - A Paris, par la Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1788. 6 vol. in 8 de VIII-520pp., (4)-576-(2)pp., (4)-558-(2)pp-, (4)-560-(2)pp., (4)-776-(2)pp., (4)-704-(2)pp., reliures en plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons, de frises et de fleurons dorés, légèrement frottés et passés, triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, frottés et en partie passés, pages de garde en papier marbré, titre en noir et en rouge sur les pages de titre, 34 gravures en noir sur cuivre imprimées hors texte dont le portrait de Molière gravé au frontispice du tome I. par L. J. Cathelin d'après le portrait de Mignard, quelques pages sont imprimées sur du papier à la teinte bleue, coins et plats légèrement frottés sur l'ensemble des volumes, coins émoussés aux tomes I. et II., rousseurs éparses et quelques petites épidermures, tranches dorées, tome I. comportant le discours préliminaire de l'éditeur des oeuvres, Bret et une vie de Molière par Voltaire, bon et bel exemplaire. Edition reconnue comme l'une des meilleures et de référence. Jean-baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), naquit au sein d'une riche famille bourgeoise marchande. Il prit le pseudonyme de Molière à l'âge de 21 ans. Parcourant la France de 1646 à 1658 avec sa troupe de théâtre ''L'illustre Théâtre'', il écrivit ses premières petites comédies: ''Docteur amoureux'', ''Le médecin volant'', et ses premières pièces en cinq actes: ''L'étourdi'', et le ''Dépit amoureux''. De retour à Paris en 1658, il créa la ''Troupe de Monsieur'', sous la protection du frère du Roi. Les premières représentations furent celles d'oeuvres de Scarron, Thomas et Pierre Corneille. La première oeuvre écrite par Molière qui fut représentée fut ''Les précieuses ridicules'' en 1659. Devenue la troupe officielle du Roi, Molière écrivit et joua des farces: ''Le médecin malgré lui'' (1666), ''Les fourberies de Scapin'' (1671), des comédies psychologiques telles que: ''L'école des femmes'' (1662), ''L'avare'' (1668), des comédies ballets: ''Le bourgeois gentilhomme'' (écrit avec Lully), des oeuvres à caractères anthropologique, social et politique: ''Le misanthrope'' (1665), ''Tartuffe'' (1664-1669). Contrairement à la quasi totalité des auteurs français de son temps, Molière s'inspira d'auteurs antiques ou contemporains étrangers, espagnols ou italiens, surtout Boccace avec le ''Décameron'' et Straparola avec son ouvrage ''Les facétieuses nuits''. Après avoir adapté ces dernières dans ''L'étourdi'', ''Le dépit amoureux'', ''Dom Garcie de Navarre'', il s'inspirera à deux reprises de Plaute pour ''L'avare'' et ''L'Amphitryon''. Molière fut un peintre des moeurs de son temps, surtout de la bourgeoisie dont il dénonça les travers (prétention nobiliaire, place des femmes, mariage d'intêrets, rapports à l'argent et aux classes subalternes). Molière créa des personnages emblèmatiques et approfondis, maîtrisant parfaitement le jeu scènique et le texte théâtral. Il reste l'auteur français le plus joué dans le monde. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'Administration provinciale, et de la Réforme de l'impôt.

      - Basle et Paris, Pierre J. Duplain, 1788. 2 volumes in-8, plein veau marbré de l’époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de compartiments fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux et bronze, tranches rouges (coiffes et coins frottés, petite fente à un mors, qqs épid.), (2) f., xvi, 605 p. et (2) f., 556 p. Deuxième édition augmentée de la "Dissertation sur la féodalité" et de "Manière de simplifier le plan proposé". "Le seul travail pratique de l'école physiocratique et son dernier mot. Le Trosne y examine l'administration de son époque avec une précision remarquable et sans aucune partialité ( ). Cette puissante étude est le meilleur tableau que nous possédions des Finances de l'ancien régime" (cf. Jérôme Mille, 'G.-F. Le Trosne, un physiocrate oublié', p. 25 sq et passim). Ce traité est salué par Schumpeter (I, 317) pour son "ampleur" et le catalogue de l’INED souligne qu’il constitue une "source importante de renseignements sur l’organisation de la société avant 1789". L’ouvrage fut saisi pour avoir attaqué les prérogatives du clergé. (Einaudi, 3357. Goldsmiths, 13644. INED, 2867. Kress, B.1438. Peignot, 'Livres condamnés au feu', II, 164).

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        The rural economy of Yorkshire. - Comprizing the management of Landed Estates, and the present practice of husbandry in the agricultural districts of that county.

      London, 1788 - 2 vols. 413 + 366pp + two folding maps. 1st ed., very fine in orig. full calf with original morocco labels. Includes a study of Yorkshire dialect. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (&quote;Schiller&quote;).

      [Weimar, 15. oder 19. November 1788].. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Gottlieb Hufeland (1760-1817), Professor der Rechte zu Jena und zweiter Redakteur der jenaischen &quote;Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung&quote;, dem Schiller seine (zweite) Rezension zu &quote;Goldoni über sich selbst und die Geschichte seines Theaters&quote; (Leipzig 1788) zusendet. Die erste und nur den ersten Teil des Werkes betreffende Rezension war im &quote;Teutschen Merkur&quote; erschienen, die zweite und das ganze Werk betreffende Rezension sollte in der &quote;Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung&quote; im Januar 1789 erscheinen. - &quote;Hier mein Bester, einstweilen die Recension des Goldoni. Die andern folgen nächstens. Auch folgt die N[iederländische] Geschichte, die ich als Autor demütigst zu Euer Liebden Füßen lege. Für das überschickte Werkchen danke recht schön. Es ist seines Verfaßers würdig. Mündlich ein mehrers darüber. Adio! Künftig schicken Sie mir die A[llgemeine] L[iteratur] Z[eitung] wieder durch Bertuch hieher. Schiller&quote;. - Das erwähnte &quote;Werkchen&quote; ist Hufelands Stellungnahme zu dem berüchtigten Religionsedikt des preußischen Justizministers Johann Christoph von Wöllner: &quote;Ueber das Recht protestantischer Fürsten unabänderliche Lehrvorschriften festzusetzen und über solchen zu halten: veranlasst durch das preussische Religionsedict vom 9. Julius 1788&quote; (Jena 1788). - Mit Siegelrest an den linken Ecken, etwas angestaubt und mit kleinem Ausriß in der rechten oberen Ecke; die Verso-Seite mit Notizen eines Vorbesitzers über den Erwerb des Blattes bei einer Auktion von Hartung in Leipzig, &quote;d. 15ten October 1855 [...] meistbietend erstanden&quote;; Schillers Namenszug von alter Hand unter der authentischen Unterschrift wiederholt (und später etwas beschabt). - Abgedruckt in: Schiller Nationalausgabe, Bd. XXV, Nr. 113.

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        Romantic Landscape]

      Published by Molteno & Co. No. 132, Pall Mall, London 1788 - Etching and aquatint with hand-colour. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 14 5/8 x 20 1/4 inches. A charming landscape by Samuel Ireland, the engraver and collector connected with the infamous Shakespeare forgeries. Ireland was a minor engraver and publisher who worked in London at the close of the eighteenth century. He was an avid art and manuscript collector, and many of the works that he engraved and published were after pieces found in his own collection. This romantic continental view is after a painting by David Tenier, which was in Ireland's collection at the time. This image operates as both an example of the picturesque tradition in eighteenth century landscape prints, and as an advertisement and promotion of Ireland's celebrated collection. With this image Ireland presents himself as both a serious engraver and a respected collector. Unfortunately, today Ireland is better remembered for his involvement in the Shakespeare forgeries than for his evocative prints. Over a period of many years Ireland's son, William Henry, sold his father a series of forged manuscripts, which he claimed to be written in Shakespeare's hand. Ireland, who willingly trusted his son, added these forgeries to his collection and presented them in an exhibition to the literary community, who accepted them as genuine. The charade progressed so far that an invented play entitled 'Vortigern', which William Henry had written and presented as a missing work by Shakespeare, was performed at Sheridan's Drury Lane theatre by some of the leading actors of the age. When the hoax was eventually discovered Ireland's reputation was ruined, and his son was disgraced. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Dictionary of National Biography ; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections , (Supplement) 2715a.

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        Voyage en Allemagne

      Buisson, Paris 1788 - Voyage en Allemagne ~ Baron Johann-Kaspar von Riesbeck ~ Voyage en Allemagne, dans une suite de lettres, traduites de l’anglois ; avec portraits, plan en taille-douce ~ A Paris, chez Buisson, 1788, 3 vol. In-8, I-332 pp., Bel exemplaire illustré d'une grande carte de l'Empire d'Allemagne et du Royaume de Prusse , d'un plan de la ville de Vienne et un autre de Berlin et de 2 portraits de Fréderick II et Joseph II, veau havane moucheté, dos lisse orné de fins caisson fleuronnés doré rythmés de losanges de pointillés et de motifs à la roulette dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison de maroquin vert, guirlande de roulette dorée en encadrement avec fleurons en écoinçon sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, roulette dorée sur les coupes (reliure de l’époque) . Le baron de Riesbeck, littérateur allemand (1705-1786) fait partie, à l’instar de Cook, Mayer ou Poivre, de ces conteurs ou philosophes en pérégrination qui se lisent au Siècle des Lumières. Parution très critiquée par les journalistes qui, surtout dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIème siècle comme Mallet du Pan dans le Mercure de France s’élisaient seuls juges de la qualité de la littérature de voyage alors très en vogue, avec pour critère quasi-exclusif la seule crédibilité apparente dudit voyageur. Quelques inexactitudes, des décisions tranchantes et jugements furent parfois le pain blanc des auteur comme Riesbeck et l’on comprend les emportements de Mallet du pan dans le Mercure. Dès la fin du XVIIIème siècle, l’opposition culturelle entre le nord et le sud de l’Allemagne a fasciné l’opinion publique et fut à l’origine de nombreuses relations de voyages, dont celle de Riesbeck ou encore de Hess en 1796. Le sud de l’Allemagne, c’est-à-dire la Bavière, la Souabe et l’Autriche, est traditionnellement considéré comme ‘’ridicule’’ car les habitants en sont superstitieux, dominés par les Jésuites, attachés aux institutions du saint Empire et, pour les allemands du nord, deviennent émouvants de naïveté, de piété, de sentiments patriotiques. Confortés dans leur idée par les écrits, plus ou moins manichéens, des voyageurs anglais ou français qui parcourent cette région. Il devient alors bucolique et de bon ton pour le Bürger nordique instruit de partir ‘’explorer’’ le sud, ne serait-ce que par procuration Rare dans cette condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "Francilla"

      - Pixis was the foster-daughter of the pianist and composer Johann Peter Pixis (1788-1874), "who had recognized her vocal gifts. Pixis was her principal teacher, although she studied further with Josephine Fodor- Mainville, Henriette Sontag, Rossini and Paer. Her voice was powerful and sonorous, free from strain at louder dynamics and, when required, softly beautiful. Among her most renowned roles were Amina (La sonnambula), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Norma, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Gabriella (Mercadante's Gabriella di Vergy). Pixis conceived his operetta Die Sprache des Herzens for her, and Pacini wrote for her the leading role in his Saffo (1840)." Gaynor G. Jones et al in Grove online Madame Schubert, a coloratura soprano, was the wife of Franz Schubert (1808-1878), violinist and composer, eldest son of the composer and double bass player Franz Anton Schubert (1768-1827), and daughter of the Kapellmeister Georg Abraham Schneider (1770-1839) and singer Caroline Portmann. "She made her début in London in 1832 and was later a valuable, versatile member of the Dresden Opera, her range including soubrette and tragic roles." Grove online 3 pp., densely written on two conjugate octavo leaves. Weimar, March 4, 1841. To Madame Maschinka Schubert, "famous artist." With integral address panel. In German, with translation. An important letter, describing the German premiere of Bellini's "La Sonnambula" by the celebrated contralto singing Amina, one of her most famous roles. "Over the course of six days in Leipzig, I sang three times, came here the other morning, where the next rehearsals were already awaiting me. Besides La Sonnambula and Romeo, I also sang Norma; all three performances were sold out. and applause was just what you would wish for in Germany. The Sonnambula was performed here for the first time. I confess that I enjoyed greatly making this dear opera known. The tenor Götze is very good and sang and acted with a passion. So the opera caused a big splash. I was called out twice, which, I was told, happens never, or at least only very rarely."Slightly soiled and foxed; minor tears and paper defects; creased at folds.

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        L’Indiscretion. Farbradierung nach Nicolas Lavrince (Aquatinta in Farben gedruckt). 1788/89.

      - 35,5 : 27,6 auf 40 : 31,5 cm. Guter Druck (eines frühen Zustandes vor der Schrift?). Lediglich unten links und rechts unter der Darstellung die Namen der Künstler: „Lavrince del. / Janinet sculp." – Linke obere Ecke und im Unterrand rückseitig etwas wasserfleckig, rechte Ecke unten recto im weissen Rand mit schwachem Wasserfleck. Zwei ganz geringfügige Farbschäden an den Säulen im Bildhintergrund durch leichten Papierknick. – Schöner Gesamteindruck. – Selten.

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        Oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, Roi de Prusse. In franz. Sprache.

      Bln. Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils. 1788. - 15 Bände. 8°. Mit 1 Kupfer (Portrait Fr.d.Gr.) Orig.hellbraunes HLdr. d. Zt. Rücken mit Goldornamentik. Bd.12 mit unterschiedlicher Rückenornamentik.Kanten gering beschabt. Sehr schöne und saubere Exemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description Des Beautés De Gènes et De Ses Environs, Ornée de Différentes Vues, de Tailles Douce, & de la Carte Topographique de la Ville

      Published by Yves Gravier, Genes 1788 - , 268 pages, with 16 plates of which 14 are folding First Edition thus , lacking 3 plates - 'Femme en Mezzaro', 'Le Doge' and 'Le Page', closed tear at one edge of frontispiece, small split at tail of spine but binding is tight, lacking front and rear free endpapers, neat owner's inscriptions at front and rear blanks, text and plates clean, book in good condition , full mottled calf with gilt titles on red leather spine label, gilt bands and decoration at spine Octavo, 17 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: T. Cadell, 1788. Sixth Edition, corrected n. Hardcover. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). xii, 162 pp. Sixth Edition, corrected. Once remarkably attractive and still very pleasing late 18th century citron morocco by Staggemeier & Welcher, the covers with inlaid black and red morocco tooled in gilt to a diapered mosaic design "à répétition," raised bands, spine compartments with central lyre of inlaid black morocco and gilt, enclosed by four small floral tools, black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, pink moiré silk endleaves, all edges gilt (expertly rejointed, the spine label with tiny repairs, and some of the inlays artfully replicated and replaced by Courtland Benson). With seven engraved plates after Stothard. Front pastedown with the silk bookplate of R. M. Trench Chiswell (see below); title page with ink ownership inscription of Augusta E. Vincent; verso of front free endpaper with presentation inscription from A. Vincent to Blanche Cely-Trevilian. For the binding: Foot "Henry Davis Gift" II, 197; Hobson "Abbey" 102; Miner "History of Bookbinding" 510. Spine a little darkened, minor soiling to boards, plates rather foxed, otherwise without any significant defect and, in all, an excellent (albeit restored) specimen, the binding with much of its original dramatic appeal reclaimed. This is a good example, offered at an attractive price, of an 18th century English mosaic binding, a design closely associated with Staggemeier & Welcher. Like Kalthoeber and several other German binders, Staggemeier & Welcher came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among gentry and nobility for elegant bindings. In partnership in London from about 1799 to 1810, the two oversaw "one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration, and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. The mosaic binding is said to have originated in France in the early part of the 18th century, and the famous French binder Antoine-Michel Padeloup (1685-1758) is credited with first employing the particular style seen here, the so-called "à répétition" binding, "where a small compartment of colored leather outlined in gold is repeated in diaper-fashion all over the covers." (Broxbourne catalogue) Hobson says that this design was resurrected in England at the end of the century by Staggemeier & Welcher at the suggestion of James Edwards. Our binding is unsigned, but is very close--in design, tools, and even colors of leather--to Staggemeier & Welcher bindings in the Henry Davis Gift (#197), the Abbey collection (#102), and the Walters Art Gallery (#510). Binder Henry Walther did similar bindings at around the same time, but ours is distinguished from Walther's work by the width of the lobed tools and by the squared-off petals on the daisy tool. "Triumphs of Temper" was one of the most popular poetical publications during the last part of the 18th century, and it was instrumental in qualifying Hayley (1745-1820) for the laureateship, which he was offered in 1790, but which he refused. Our previous owner, Richard Muilman Trench Chiswell (1735-97), was a wealthy banker and antiquary, and the great-grandson of noted bookseller Richard Chiswell. He inherited Debden Hall and its library from his uncle, and added to it the considerable collection of his father and his own carefully selected volumes. According to DNB, the books that appeared in his sale at Sotheby's in 1847 were "beautifully preserved, sumptuously bound," and characterized by "refined taste." Chiswell's only child Mary married Sir Francis Vincent and inherited her father's entire estate. The signature on the title page is that of her grandson's wife, Augusta Elizabeth Vincent (d. 1876), who later inscribed the book to her only child Blanche Cely-Trevilian (d. 1914). While this binding is no longer original (which is why it costs a tenth of what an unsophisticated specimen in splendid condition would), the restorer has done a remarkable job of replicating tools and recovering much of what the volume had lost over time.

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        Carte du Gouvernement de Tauride, Comprenant la Krimee et les Pays Voisins

      Paris 1788 - A scarce 18th century map of Ukraine with part of Russia on the East. With a large decorative cartouche on the lower left. , Size : 511x680 (mm), 20.125x26.75 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Toxophilus, The Schole, Or Partitions Of Shooting. Contayned In Ii Books. Written By Roger Ascham. 1544. And Now Newlye Perused . Anno 1571 .

      Wrexham: reprinted by R. Marsh 1788 - Roger Ascham (1515-1568) was an English scholar and noted wordsmith, who acted as Princess Elizabeth's Greek and Latin tutor between 1544-50. He was introduced to archery by Sir Humphrey Wingfield, a barrister, in about 1533, and went onto write his earliest work, Toxophilus ("Lover of the Bow"), in 1545, which he dedicated to Henry VIII. It is the first book on archery in the English language. Its aim was twofold; first, to promote shooting with the long bow as a manly pastime and an aid to national defence, and second, to raise the standard of composition of the English Language. In short, he wished to extol the virtues of the bow by using a highbrow form of language. 12mo. xxi + 230pp. + [2]. Includes Table of Contents at the rear. Rebound in contemporary half morocco over sand-grained boards. sl rubbing to head and tail of the spine and corners. Title label affixed to spine between raised bands. A very good copy of the first book on archery in the English language.

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        Toxophilus the Schole or Partitions of Shooting . Contayned in II Books

      Reprinted By R. Marsh, Wrexham 1788 - Collation, xxi[1]230[2]pp. Bound in modern paper backed blue boards. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy. A25 Size: 8vo

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        CATHEDRAL MUSIC: Being a Collection in Score of the Most Valuable and Useful Compositions for that Service, By the Several English Masters Of the Last Two Hundred Years. The Whole Selected and Carefully Revised By the late Dr, William Boyce, Organist and Composer to the Royal Chapels, and Master of his Majesty's Band of Musicians. Second edition.

      London. Printed for John Ashley. 1788. - Three volumes. Volume I: (1) title , [1 blank], (1) Dedication, [ 1 blank], [4 Subscribers], i- xi Memoirs of Dr. Boyce, (1) Erratum, iii- iv Preface, vii-x Account of the Authors, xi-xii The Table, 290 pages of engraved music. Volume II: (1) Title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, (1) blank, vii-x, Account of the Authors, xi â€" xii The Table, 305 pages of engraved music. Volume III: (1) Title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, [1 blank], v-vi untitled notice from William Boyce, ix-x, Account of the Authors, xi-xii The Table, 300 pages of engraved music. Original sheep-backed marbled boards. The paging at the start of all of the volumes is somewhat eccentric, and this is acknowledged in the Erratum in Volume I: 'Some irregularities may appear in the paging of the letter-press in the ensuing volumes.' Lacks the engraved frontispiece to volume I; some leaves in the preliminaries loose; some small loss of paper to the inner gutter of the first four leaves of volume II; bindings heavily worn and rubbed. In truth, this sets needs re-binding, but it will make a very good set when that is done. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1788 - 216 x 137 mm (8 1/2 x 5 3/8"). Two volumes. Second Edition in English. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY FLAMED CALF, flat spines ruled in gilt, red morocco label on each spine. Three engraved folding plates (views and plan) and two engraved folding maps. Front pastedowns with the armorial bookplate of Penelope Vaughn. Cox I, 235 (citing French edition of 1787); Lowndes IV, 2790; Graesse VI, 389 (both citing English edition of 1787). A handful of paper flaws (one causing a short tear without loss just into text), a half dozen leaves with light marginal soiling (apparently incurred in the print shop), top inch of front joint of second volume slightly cracked, two bottom corners a bit bumped and rubbed, but A VERY FINE COPY INSIDE AND OUT, the bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, the text bright and clean, and the plates all remarkably well preserved. The author's first book, this item is called by Chambers "one of the most exact and valuable works of [its] kind ever published" (Cox quoting Chambers' "Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences"). The Blackmer catalogue says that "Volney's popular and highly-regarded work was the result of three years' travels, a good deal of which time was spent in Cairo. His account has never really been surpassed. Volney went to great lengths in preparation, which included a year devoted to exercise and self-deprivation and three months learning the language required in a convent in the mountains of Lebanon." Volney (1757-1820) was a learned man, a frequent traveller, and an important governmental official who was expelled from America as a suspected spy and who narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. The present bindings obviously are not notable for their decoration, but they are wonderful examples of attractively executed flamed calf bindings typical of those making up the bulk of country gentlemen's libraries all over Great Britain. The condition of the present copy is nothing short of extraordinary, very nearly capturing the look and feel of the volumes as they would have appeared on their original shelf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters on Greece; being a sequel to letters on Egypt, and containing travels through Rhodes, Crete, and other islands of the Archipelago; with comparative remarks on their ancient and present state, and observations on the government, character, and manners, of the Turks, and modern Greeks. Translated from the French.

      London, G. G. u. J. Robinson 1788.. Tit., Nebentit., 407(1) S. u. 4 Bll. (Index). Mit 1 gef. Karte u. 1 gef. Taf. (Labyrinth of Cnosus) in Kupferstich. Alter zeitgen. Lederbd., von einem Laien unschön m. Papier bezogen. Einbd. stark angestaubt u. stellenw. wasserfleckig; Ecken bestoßen u. berieben; Karte u. ersten 2 Bll. im Falz z. Tl. ausgerissen; Tit. etw. staubfleckig; d. ersten 18 Bll. am oberen Seitenrand wasserrandig; Karte etw. gebräunt.. Vgl. dazu Peignot III, 348 (hier irrig Nicolas Savary) u. Graesse VI.1, 278 (nennen franz. Ausg.). Claude Etienne SAVARY (1750-1788), Orientalist u. Grammatiker, bereiste von 1776 bis 1781 Ägypten und das griechische Archipel. Das Ergebnis seiner Reisen waren die 'Lettres sur l'Egypte' (3 Bde.) u. die 'Lettres sur la Grece', die durch den vorzeitigen Tod des Verfassers nur in einem Band erschienen sind. Bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe handelt es sich wohl um die erste Ausgabe der anonymen Übersetzung in englische Sprache.

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        Del commercio dei popoli neutrali in tempo di guerra. Trattato.

      (o. Dr.),, Firenze, 1788 - 2 Teile in 2 Bden. Firenze, (o. Dr.), 1788. 17x11,7 cm. 2 Bl., 248 S.; 2 Bl., 283 S. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, etwas Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapierbezug. Erstausgabe. - Givanni Maria Lampredi (1732-1793), wichtiger Vertreter der italienischen Aufklräung, Professor für öffentliches Recht in Pisa. Das vorliegende Werk behandelt die Rechte und Pflichten neutraler Staaten im Krieg. Es entstand als Erwiderung auf Ferdinando Galiani, der Lampredi beschuldigte mit seiner Position der vollkommenen Neutralität und damit des erlaubten Handels der Neutralen mit den Konfliktparteien den Krieg zu verlängern. Lampredi's Theorien sind insbesondere in der Entwicklung internationalen Handels- und Seerecht immer wieder diskutiert worden. - Es erschienen Ausgaben in italienisch, französisch und Deutsch. -Vorliegendes Werk in italienischer Sprache mit französischen und lateinischen Textbeigaben. - (Mit je einem Papierschild am Rücken. Rücken und Vorsätzen etwas wurmstichig. Rücken am Kopf eingerissen bei Band 1). - Innen sauber. Sprache: Italienisch HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, etwas Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapierbezug. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, & Prose and Poetical. Volume III, January to June 1788

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey. 1788. Six months of this magazine bound in contemporary calf. iii-xvi, (17), 18-602. Binding is present but poor. The January issue lacks a couple of preliminary leaves including the title page, and begins on page [iii] at the second page of subscriber's names; the other five month's issues have integral title pages; last leaf (the end of the contents of the June issue), and any subsequent blank leaves are lacking. Front pastedown has a contemporary owner name, and a later, but still early book label; pages 371-(395) have chipping to the foredge that just touchs, but doesn't remove any significant text; text contains other small marginal chips, tears, foxing, and small stains, affecting a few words, but no significant loss to the text. .

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        The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, and Prose and Poetical. Volume III, January to June 1788

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey 1788 - 8vo. Fullbound in contemporary brown leather. Collects American Museum magazine from January to June 1788, as well as a list of subscribers in introductory segment, which includes, among others, Gen. George Washington and James Buchanan. The American Museum was a monthly American literary magazine published by Mathew Carey in the late-18th century. Carey established the magazine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using $400 that was given to him by Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Carey published a total of 72 issues (twelve volumes) of the magazine; one each month from January 1787 to December 1792. The magazine reprinted significant historical documents of American history and also some original work. This particular volume provides an excellent example of the magazine's thorough and comprehensive contents. Moderate shelf wear. Slight cracking to spine edges. Moderate rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Extensively rubbed title stamp on spine. Binding remains tight. First 3 pages, including title page are missing. Moderate staining around borders of endpapers. Few stains throughout. Some discoloration to page edges. Overall, a rare volume in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über die Schweiz.:

      Berlin, Spener, 1788-1790. - 4 Bde. Kl.-8°. Mit 4 gestochenen Titeln, 2 Kupfertafeln und 11 Textkupfern. Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschildern, (leicht berieben, 1 Rückenschild andersfarbig). Engelmann II, 925; Wäber I, 42; Barth II, 17550. - Bericht des Göttinger Philosophen Christoph Meiners, der in den Jahren 1782 und 1788 in die Schweiz reiste. - Mit Beschreibungen der Natur, Geographie, Kultur und Politik des Alpenlandes. - Teils etwas gebräunt, wenige Blatt wasserfleckig, gutes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Madrid 1788 - 8º mayor (21 cm.) 447 p. Encuadernación plena piel de época con dorados y tejuelos en el lomo. Buen estado, encuadernación con pequeños roces. Revisado completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some historical account of Guinea, its situation, produce, and the general disposition of its inhabitants. With an inquiry into the rise and progress of the slave trade, its nature, and lamentable effects. New edition.

      - London, J. Phillips, 1788.Original boards (sl rubbed). With woodcut title vignette. XV,131,(1) pp.* First published in Philadelphia in 1771. - Contains an inquiry into the rise and progress of the West-African slave trade, 1442 to 1771, including a general account of Guinea, the Ivory-, Gold- and Slave-Coast, Benin, Kongo and Angola and chapters on the slave-trade by the Portuguese and English, and chapters on the treatment of the slaves in the North American colonies and in the West Indies. Benezet (1713-1784), a French-born Quaker and Philadelphia resident, was one of the chief early anti-slave trade agitators in the New World, his views influenced those of English abolitionists William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson. An important, very early, American antislavery work.Cardinall 377; Sabin 4689, Ragatz p.479; Hogg 1734; Work p.257; Afro-Americana 1084. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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