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

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

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        Nuovo dizionario Italiano-Francese, composto su i dizionari dell' Accademia Francese, e della Crusca, ed arricchito di tutti i termini propri delle scienze, e delle arti [.]. Terza edzione, corretta, ed accresciuta di molti articoli, e delle geografia. (Und:) Nouveau dictionnaire françois-italien [.].

      Nizza & Lyon, Piestre & Delamolliere, 1788. - 2 Bde. IV, IX-XXIV, 1008 SS. XVI, 971, (1) SS. Halblederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Folio. Dritte Ausgabe des geschätzten zweisprachigen Wörterbuchs, erstellt unter Mitarbeit der Accademia della Crusca; erstmals 1771 erschienen und noch 1826-28 wiederaufgelegt. - Kapitale etwas lädiert; papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt. Vgl. Zaunmüller 208. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        L'Indiscretion

      Paris: A Paris chez Janinet, rue Haute Feuille, No. 5. Et chez Efnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques, a la Ville de Coutances, No. 259, 1788. This is considered one of Janinet's masterpieces. From a series of boudoir scenes executed in collaboration with the painter Nicolas Lavreince, it is an exquisite example of a newly devised method of colour printing Jean Francois Janinet (1752-1814) was one of the most accomplished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His beautiful images are among the most sought after prints on the market and they stand as a testimony to the superior quality of early French colour printing. "In 1771 Janinet began to work in Bonnet's atelier where he soon mastered the techniques of multiple-plate colour printing and chalk-manner engraving. On his own, he refined these processes by 1772 to produce the first colour prints in imitation of watercolour and wash drawings. These prints were executed entirely with specialized engraver's tools and without recourse to aquatint". During his career "Janinet made more than eight hundred prints, including 260 in drawing books, three hundred views, 175 costume and theatrical portraits, fifty-six scenes of the significant events of the Revolution, as well as numerous little round prints for buttons and box tops, few of which survive". Janinet's best work is exemplified in this beautiful print, which was published as part of a series of twelve. The series was executed in collaboration with the celebrated Swedish artist Nicolas Lavreince. In Paris during the latter part of the eighteenth century there developed a fashion for titillating pictures of intimate boudoir scenes. This print is a wonderful example of this trend, as well as a lovely impression of the engraving. "L'Indiscretion" was published by Janinet in 1788 as the third print in his famous collaborative series with Lavreince. Typical of this genre of French printmaking "L'Indiscretion" is set in an extravagant boudoir where two young women fight for the possession of a love letter. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814 , p. 265, 266, 351; Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 161. Mixed method colour print, printed in yellow, blue, red, pink and black inks from five plates. Two registration marks in plate. In excellent condition with wide margins. Image size: 14 x 11 inches.

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        An History Of Fungusses, Growing About Halifax.

      Halifax & Huddersfield: Printed For The Author. 1788-89. - 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. xvi, 44, [2]index, [1 leaf]with errata slip mounted; 1 p.l., [ix]-xxv, [1]blank, [45]-73, [1]blank, [2], xxv-xxxii, [1], 74-92, [1]blank, [1 leaf]index & errata; 1 p.l., [xxvii]-xxxii, [93]-134, [2], [135]-138, [4]index. additional etched title in Vol. I & 1 etched headpiece. 138 etched plates, printed in sepia & coloured by hand. 19th century half morocco, t.e.g., rebacked with spines mounted, recornered (some offsetting & light to moderate foxing, becoming heavier in the text of Vol. III, scattered pencil notes). A wide-margined copy. First Edition of "the earliest British work devoted exclusively to fungi" (Henrey II p. 136). A supplementary volume, not present here, was published in 1791. "About 220 of 231 [species] are easily identified, and have been accepted and quoted under various names in their works by subsequent European authors, as Persoon, Fries, Rabhenhorst, and others on the Continent, and by Berkeley, Cooke, Stephenson, and Massee in [Britain]. Many were species new to science, and others previously undescribed in Britain.Bolton describes his specimens with great acuteness, in clear, concise terms, and this.when they were little understood.'. (Crossland) About the author very little is known except that he was a self-taught naturalist and skilful artist, who was a friend and correspondent of the eminent naturalists of the day, including Peter Collinson, William Hudson, and Philip Miller. All of the drawings and etchings for the work were executed by Bolton himself. The publication is dedicated to the Earl of Gainsborough, under whose patronage it was published. Nissen 195. Henrey III 465. Pritzel 962. Stafleu TL2 623. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        G.J. Zollokofers, Evang. reformirten Predigers in Leipzig, Predigten, nach seinem Tode herausgegeben., Erster Band: Christliche Fest- und Passions-Predigten; Zweyter Band:Christliche Fest- und Communion-Predigten; dritter Band: auserlesene Predigten vermischten Inhalts; vierter Band: dass. zweyter Theil; Fünfter Band Predigten über die menschliche Glückseligkeit, und die vornehmsten Ursachen des Mangels derselben unter den Menschen; Sechster Band Busspredigten und Predigten zur Betrachtung der Größe Gottes in den Werken der Natur und der Regierung der Welt. Siebenter Band: Predigten über christliche Menschenliebe und christliches Wohlthun, und einige andere Predigten vermischten Inhalts.

      Leipzig in der Weidmannischen Buchhandlung, 1788 / 789. - zus. ca. 2500 S. Erste Ausgabe der postumen Predigtsammlung des großen Theologen und Philosophen aus St. Gallen in sehr wohlerhaltenem und dekorativen Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 8° Halblederbände der Zeit mit je zwei farbugen Titelrückenschildern (davin eines erneuert) und goldgeprägter Rückenverzeirung. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        A TREATISE ON VENEREAL DISEASE

      LONDON G NICOL 1788 - SECOND EDITION, QUARTO, RECENT FINE HALF LEATHER BINDING, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES, NEW ENDPAPERS, 7 ENGRAVED PLATES. A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF THE LATE WILLIAM STARK, M. D. CONSISTING OF CLINICAL AND ANATOMICAL OBSERVATIONS WITH EXPERIMENTS, DIETETICAL AND STATICAL, REVISED AND PUBLISHED FROM HIS ORIGINAL MSS. BY JAMES CARMICHAEL SMYTH, M.D. PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY

      For J. Johnson,, London 1788 - Dietician; Diet; 18th Century; Experiments, Medical; Science; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxxi, 190, [4], [2], [4] pages; Recent calf and marbled boards, raised bands, leather spine label, (i) iv, vii-xxxi and 190 (iv) pages including half-title, 3 folded engraved plates at rear with two leaves of explanations, 4 pages of publisher's titles at rear. Covers fine, text tight, minor aging and foxing, last few leaves with brief old stains, plates more heavily stained but still complete. Blake, page 431. Nicely restored copy of very scarce work, one of the first on dietary studies. Stark (1741? -1770) obtained his medical degree in 1769, and immediately undertook a series of self-subject dietary experiments. The first, just bread and water, lasted for 31 days; he retained that regimen while slowing adding other foods one at a time, including olive oil, milk, roast goose, boiled beef, fat, figs, and veal. A modern dietician would immediately recognize the inherent imbalance of this diet; Stark learned the hard way when he recorded that after two months his gums were red and swollen and prone to bleeding. Stark had given himself scurvy which led to his early death at age twenty-nine. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO DE CALENTURAS. Quinta edición.

      Blas Roman, Madrid 1788 - "8ºM, port. ("1p" escrito al lado de escudo grab.), 3h, 304p (leve rastro de hum. en margen de 5 de ellas), dedicatoria ant. poseedor en 1ª hoja blanca. Pergamino con leve pérdida." - El autor fue médico de Fernando VI y Carlos III y amigo de Mayans Siscar, quien le influyó sobremanera en su formación humanística al tiempo que le ayudó en su carrera. 1788

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        AURELII PRUDENTII CLEMENTIS V C. - Opera omnia - Nun primum cum codd. Vaticanis Collata. Praefatione, varientibus, lectionibus, notis, Rerum verborumque. Indice locupetissimo (Aucta et illustrata) Volume I- II - , Parmae, Ex Regio typographeo, 1788

      - Cm.28 x 22, Due volumi rilegatura ottocentesca mz, pelle con angoli, titoli in oro ai dorsi, buone condizioni. Piccoli restauri ai due frontespizi.L'incisione del secondo volume è diversa da quella del primo. VOLUME I , 5 cc nn, 72 pp. (l'ultima non numerata), occhietto, 361 pp. e 1 c. per l'errata. VOLUME II : 2 cc nn e 1 c. per l'errata. Vedi Brooks pos. 361 dove viene sottolineato "Edizione sorvegliata dal Bodoni e ben lo scorge chi ne esamina i pregi tipografici. Edizione bodoniana di pregio, rara ed in buone condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION, and the Existence of a Deity, explained in a Series of Dialogues. Adapted to the Capacity of the Infant Mind. Vol. II. [Price SixPence.]

      119, [1 blank], [3 ad's] pages. engraved frontispiece signed in the plate, I Piggott. Original Dutch floral boards. 12.5 x 8.5 cm. All paper lost from spine; boards a little worn; signature of Margt H. Haskoll to endpaper with the date Decr 12 1788; the name M. H, Haskoll to head of title; the name and date, Emily Haskoll 1819, to the head of the Dedication.The Dedication is signed M.P., the non de plume of Dorothy Kilner. Volume I was published earlier in the same year, and both volumes could be purchased separately. Both volumes are rare.

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        NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE FRANCOIS ITALIEN COMPOSE SUR LES DICTIONNAIRES DES ACADEMIES DE FRANCE ET DE LA CRUSCA ENRICHI DE TOUS LES TERMES PROPRES DES SCIENCES ET DE ARTS TOME 1 ET 2

      PIESTRE ET DELAMOLLIERE 1788 - R200008432: 970 + 1004 pages. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 800-LITTERATURE (BELLES-LETTRES) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of the Harbour of Taloo, in the Island of Eimeo.

      1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: 1788 - This view of Taloo Harbor on Moorea, French Polynesia, depicts the Discovery & Resolution at anchor, with many native watercraft, and some of Cook's crew on shore. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The extremely rare life time edition was self- published by Webber and 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". It is a soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Chap V. Impression mark 450 x 320 mm with large margins, a couple of small foxing spots at sky border but overall in excellent condition. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.138A. (with)the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Ch. V. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.138b. The accompanying letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Text with faint offsetting o/w both in very good condition.

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        WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE

      Dublin: Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head, 1788.. 720,[8]pp. plus engraved title and seventy- five engraved plates (including frontis), some folding. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary calf. Bound without wrappers. Year written in ink in an early hand on lower edge, otherwise an excellent copy. The complete volume for the year, comprised of twelve numbers plus the annual appendix. This important Irish monthly was founded in 1771 by James Potts, and Walker assumed control beginning with the March 1774 issue. Publication ceased briefly in April 1785, but resumed again under the new title, WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE, and continued until 1811, the later years under the auspices of Thomas Walker's son, Joseph. During its long run in its different incarnations, THE HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE filled the role of a general Dublin periodical in its coverage of news and politics from Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America, commented on the theatre and new publications, published original poetry and prose, and included marriage, death and business notices. The illustrative material included both serious and satirical subjects, music, and such utilitarian items as patterns for sewing or weaving. Laid in is an a.l.s., "29/7/85," possibly Kingstown, from a collector or bookseller named P. Traymor, to one Geo. Kavanagh, 2pp. on folded octavo lettersheet, extolling the virtues of his set as "the most complete in existence." As one might expect, locations of runs/volumes/individual issues in OCLC and ESTC are spotty, and the reported holdings often imperfect. CRANE AND KAYE 301. ESTC P2405 & P2407. NCBEL II:1379.

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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.

      Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, Connecticut 1788 - 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] 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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        Memoirs of Frederick Baron Trenck

      T. & J. Egerton, London 1788 - Two volumes in full brown leather with black gilt leather labels to spines. Leather worn at the edges o/w a nice copy that is very clean and feee of foxing inside. Translated from the German by an officer of the royal artillery (initials T.D.). First Edition in English with dedication dated March 1788. There is also a dedication to the ghost of Fredrick the Great whom the Baron thought owed him a grudge. This edition was published originally in German in 1786 and the author's own French version in 1787 all of which were bestsellers of their time. The Baron made himself a nuisance however and the French guillotined him in 1794 (after a physical struggle with the executioner). An influential book in the rare true first English translation. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, Forrattad Aren 1770-1779 [Travels in Europe, Africa, Asia in the Years 1770-1779]

      Uppsala: J. Edman, 1788-, 1793. Four volumes, octavo; with ten copper engraved plates, some folding; a very good set in half brown calf, gilt, marbled boards and red labels. The plants of Japan. The complete four-volume first edition, published over six years (1788, 1789, 1791, and 1793), describing Thunberg's famous journey to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon between 1770 and 1779. Carl Thunberg's mentor was the great Swedish botanist Linnaeus. He made this extraordinary voyage to Japan via South Africa in order to collect Japanese garden plants, and was the first western scientist to investigate Japan botanically. His natural history observations on the other places he visited are of great importance too, particularly for the natural history of the Cape Colony, Java, and Ceylon. Some of his remarks on the relations between Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, along with his general remarks on the state of South Africa at this time, have been characterised as among the earliest serious observations on race relations. After three years in South Africa, Thunberg sailed for Batavia in Java, and then continued to the Dutch trading post at Nagasaki harbour in Japan. In 1776 he passed overland to the northern tip of Kyushu, and sailed to Kobe, then proceeded overland by way of Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya to Yedo, the complete journey taking fifty days (Howgego T38). The first two volumes largely treat with South Africa while the last two volumes have been described as "the most detailed account of Japan published in the second half of the 18th century"

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        Plan des Iles Juriles et des Terres peu connues

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

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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]

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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].

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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        La Chasse au Fusil. Ouvrage divisé en deux parties, Contentant; 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: un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des Canons de fusil, tant à Paris, et dans les différentes manufactures de France, qu'en Espagne; avec les Marques des Canoniers de Paris: l'examen de plusieurs questions touchant la portée des canons, eu égard à leur longueur, à leur calibre, à la charge, etc. et quelques notions sommaires sur les autres parties du Fusil de chasse, avec des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer. - La Seconde, les enseignemens et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibie

      De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois, Paris, 1788 - Paris, De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois 1788-1791. 8°. XVI, 582 S., 5 n.n. Bl.; 111 S. Mit einer gestochenen Tafel im Text und 8 (3 mehrfach gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Thiébaud 621-622. - Erste Ausgabe des ersten vollständig dem Thema der modernen Jagd gewidmeten Werkes in Frankreich. - Hier mit dem Supplement und den meist fehlenden 'Additions au Supplément' auf Seite 106-111 des Anhanges. - 5 der 9 Tafeln zeigen Armbrustwaffen. - Name auf Vorsatz. Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Eine Tafel mit kleinerem Einriss. - Sehr schönes, fleckenloses Exemplar in einem sauberen, schlichten bernischen Einband der Zeit. - Selten. Sprache: Französisch Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Analyse et examen de l'Antiquité dévoilée, du despotisme oriental, & du christianisme dévoilé, ouvrages posthumes de Boullanger, par un solitaire.

      Chez Barde Manget |& chez la veuve Duchesne 1788 - - Chez Barde Manget & chez la veuve Duchesne, A Genève et à Paris 1788, In 8 (14x21cm), 400pp., broché. - Edition originale. Broché, sous papier rose d'époque. Dos refait moderne de papier crème. Titre à la plume. Mors supérieur fendu sur 10 cm. L'antiquité dévoilée est un livre du baron d'Holbach d'après des notes manuscrites de Boulanger, sans compter le remaniement important que d'Holbach fit subir aux notes, il en a développé l'esprit anti religieux. L'ouvrage eut un fort retentissement à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, il s'entendait à prouver que chez tous les peuples de la terre, la population avait été maintenu sous le joug de la superstition et de la terreur inspirées par les différentes religions du monde. L'auteur se propose méthodiquement l'analyse et l'examen des thèses et des idées développées par d'Holbach. Il établie un parallèle avec le système des Economistes (Matérialistes) et de Rousseau. La relative impartialité de l'auteur éclaire d'une manière inattendue les thèses des matérialistes et de d'Holbach. 400pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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