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        THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN COOK

      Dublin, printed for Messrs. H. Chamberlaine, W Colles et al. 1788.. FIRST IRISH EDITION 1788. Pirated edition printed just after the first quarto edition. 8vo, approximately 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, pages: xvi, [1] 2--527, lacks half-title, the Appendix is "the Morai, an Ode by Miss Helen Maria Williams", bound in full sprinkled calf, red gilt lettered label to spine, gilt anchors and gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine, light scratches to covers, last page has tip of corner repaired, wormhole in outer margin persisting through the whole book, nowhere near text, varying in size but mostly pinhole size, another 2 small worm tracks from page 485 to the end runnimg through the text and affecting a few letters, but all easily understood, some pale staining affecting the last 5 pages in the Appendix, 2 tiny repairs to blank side of last page, small ink name crossed through on title page, occasional pale age-browning, occasional pale spot to margins, otherwise a good tight copy. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 79; Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 by David W. Forbes, Volume 1, page 125 No. 152; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1 page 164. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Uebersicht der politischen Lage und des Handelszustandes von St. Domingo.

      Haug, Leipzig 1788 - nebst einer Geschichte der Entdeckung und Anbauung dieser Insel. Mit 1 gefalt. Tabelle die sehr interessante Informationen zu Ausfuhren des jahres 1767 auflistet (Gewicht, Wert und Zölle inkl. der Umrechnung in Reichsthaler). 1 Bl., IV S., 1 Bl., 376 S. Hldr. d. Zt. , Papierbezug der Deckel gelöst. Tls. leicht fleckig.  Fromm 21444 (andere Verlagsangabe). Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Braia dos mineros a Rio- Janeiro

      Artist: Engelmann Godefroy ( - 1839) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1820 1788 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 24 x 33; - description: View of the harbour of Rio de Janeiro.; -vita of the artist: Godefroy Engelmann was a 19th-century Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer.Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, a small town near the France/Switzerland/Germany border. At the time of his birth Mulhouse was a free German republic associated with the Swiss Confederation, but was annexed by France 10 years later. He died in that same town in 1839, from a tumor in his neck.Engelmann trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux, and he studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault?s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he travelled to Munich, Germany to study lithography, a German invention. The following spring, he founded La Société Lithotypique de Mulhouse. In June 1816 he opened a workshop in Paris.Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to France and later, commercializing chromolithography. In 1837 he was granted an English patent for a process of chromolithography that provided consistently high-quality results.Throughout his life, he produced large numbers of prints, including numerous plates for Baron Isidore Justin Séverin Taylor's celebrated collection of lithographs, «Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l?ancienne France».Engelmann's Paris printing company, -Engelmann et Graf- was passed on to his son, Godefroy Engelmann II (born 1819), who carried on his father's work with the same high artistic quality until his own death in 1897.

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        Recueil de cartes géographiques, Plans, Vues et Medailles de l’Ancienne Grèce, relatifs au voyage du Jeune Anacharsis, précédé d'une analyse critique des cartes.

      Chez De Bure, París 1788 - Tamaño 21,5 x 27 cm. Se compone de una introducción a los planos, numerada en romanos, de 39 folios + 31 grabados, muchos de ellos plegados o a doble página, con laminas reproduciendo mapas, edificios y medallas de la antigua Grecia. El libro que ofrecemos carece de cubiertas, requiere restauración y una nueva encuadernación, pero el ejemplar dispone de suficiente margen alrededor de la caja de texto, ya que no ha sido anteriormente guillotinado y conserva los márgenes originales. El estado de conservación del papel es bueno, salvo una ligera mancha de humedad que afecta a las tres primeras hojas.

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        Consultation pour les Actionnaires de la Compagnie des Indes.

      Paris Lottin & Lottin 1788 - 4to., with a woodcut impression of the arms of the French East India Company on title-page, 103 + (1) + 24pp., with a large folding table, well bound fairly recently in marbled boards with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, uncut. A fine, large, copy. First edition. A substantial paper relating to the termination of the old Compagnie des Indes and the creation of the new one. The author pleads the case for the continuation of the old company: 'La Compagnie existe & son existence est la propriété de plusieurs milliers d'hommes. Cette propriété est attaquée, & nous sommes appelés à son secours'. (p.4). The life of the Compagnie Française des Indes Orientales was a short one after Lord Clive's largely successful anti-French campaigns in India. Louis XVI decided to nationalise the Company's assets and, between 1769 and about 1790 most of these assets were taken over by the French government at often a derisory low value. The Company was finally wound up in 1795. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les États-Généraux, leurs droits, et la manière de les convoquer.

      S.l., 1788, cartonnage de l'époque, pièces de titre manuscrites sur le dos, ex. non rogné. -Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur le f. de titre. -Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. - in-8 de 279 pp. ; Edition originale.Conlon 88 : 2397 ; Martin et Walter 428.Le but essentiel de ce mémoire "est de combattre la désignation des députés aux États généraux par les états de la province de Languedoc." (Godechot, La contre révolution p. 12).Précieux exemplaire, offert par d'Antraigues à Louis Gaspard de Salles, Marquis de Gudans, doyen de la noblesse de Toulouse, surnommé le "Roi des Pyrénées" en raison de sa grande fortune comme maître de forges de l'Ariège. Il fut lechef de file des gentilshommes qui protestèrent contre les États du Languedoc et leur prétention de nommer les futurs députés de la noblesse de la province aux États-Généraux. Le Comte d'Antraigues, qui avait été rejeté des États du Languedoc, joua un rôle de premier plan dans la lutte contre ces États ; il réussit à fédérer la majorité de la noblesse du Vivarais, du Velay et du Gévaudan, pour faire désigner les députés aux États-Généraux par les bailliages ou sénéchaussées et non par les États de la province.Cet exemplaire témoigne des liens de d'Antraigues avec le Marquis de Salle et de son influence sur la noblesse non fieffée du Languedoc.

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        Letters from France to a Gentleman in the South of Ireland Containing Various Subjects Interesting to Both Nations Written in 1787 [2 volumes]

      P. Byrne, Dublin 1788 - Dublin: P. Byrne. 1788. F First Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. 2 volumes, complete as issued. Attractively bound in later full dark brown calf, spines with raised bands and twin red morocco labels (some minor dampstaining; some browning and marginal tears).xvi+224; xx+243 pages. No half titles. Includes account of the Irish regiments in French service. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scriptores rei rusticae veteres Latini, e recensione Jo. Matth. Gesneri cum ejusdem praef[atione] et lexico rustico (.). Editio accurata.

      Zweibrücken, ex typographia societatis, 1787-1788, - 4 vol. in-8. demi-veau fauve marbré, dos lisses ornés de filets et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre cerise, tranches marbrées (rel. du début du XIXe s.). Dos un peu insolés. Nouvelle édition de la version donnée par Johann Matthias Gesner (1691-1761) dès 1735 (en deux volumes in-4). Depuis sa première sortie en 1472, cette série réunit invariablement les auteurs suivants : Caton, Varron, Columelle, Palladius et Végèce. I. Volumen primum continens Catonem et Varronem. Praemittitur notitia literaria studiis Societatis Bipontinae ([2]-CLVI-248 pp.). - II. Volumen secundum continens Columellam (566 pp.). - III. Volumen tertium continens Palladium et Vegetium cum Gargilii Martialis fragmento et Auson. Popmae libro de instrumento fundi (510 pp.). - IV. Lexicon rusticum ([234] ff. n. ch.). Brunet V, 247.

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        Considérations sur la Guerre Actuelle des Turcs

      A Londres [London]: Printed, and Sold by J. Cole and J. Hoddle. 1788 - A Londres, no publisher details, 1788, cloth spine with marbled boards. Ex library. Title page with an engraving, 140 pp. Folding map at the rear. An English translation also appeared in 1788. Volney had published his travels the previous year and was enjoying the fruit of success. His Considérations on the Russo-Turkish war of 1787 was decidedly pro-Russian and looked forward to the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire, as illustrated by the map; he was presented with a gold medal by Catherine II on its publication. His work was answered by Peyssonnel" [Leonora Navari].   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – cloth spine with gilt titles, worn. Joints – good condition. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – fair condition – marbled with scratches and tears. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Paste downs – good condition ex library sticker. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition – some foxing and three ex library stamps. Pages – good condition – some foxing, stamps to page 1, 45 and 140 which offset on to the opposite page. Binding – good condition – worn but solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1788 Turcs Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de France

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: ; date: ca 1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Centerfold restored; - size (in cm): 49 x 61; - description: Map of total France; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Proces-Verbal De L'assemblée Des Notables, Tenue A Versailles, En L'année M.DCCLXXXVII /1789

      Imprimerie royale 1788 - Livre de 1788, voir photos, entre état correct et bon état, d'autres livres rares du 18ème siècle dans ma boutique, envoi rapide et soigné [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bergwerks lexicon. I-II

      Stockholm, J. A. Carlbohm. Inbunden bok. 1788-89. 4 vol. gulddekorerade halvfranska band, stänkta snitt, atlasdelen häftad, (gråkappa), tvär folio. 19x23 cm, atlas 40x32 cm. Graverat titelblad, (12), 568 s. + (2), s. 569-1096 + (2), graverad titelsida, 480 s. + (2(, s. 481-1248, (26) s. register. Atlasdelen med 34 graverade planscher, delvis utvikbara. Omslaget nött, planscherna mycket fina. Namnteckning. Textdelarna med ngt fläckade inlagor.

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        Oeuvres posthumes.

      Berlin, Chez Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils 1788 - 15 vol. in-8, portr. en front. du tome I, basane fauve, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque). Édition originale publiée par Jean-Charles Laveaux, libraire et grammairien ; il fut professeur de langue française à Bâle, Stuttgart puis Berlin. I-II. Histoire de mon temps ; III-IV. Histoire de la guerre de Sept ans ; V. De la Politique depuis 1769 jusqu'en 1775. Des Finances. Du Militaire. De ce qui s'est passé de plus important depuis 1774 jusqu'à 1778. Mémoires de la guerre de 1778. Correspondance avec l'Empereur et l'Impératrice-reine au sujet de la succession de Bavière ; VI. Considérations sur l'état présent du corps politique de l'Europe. Essai sur les formes de gouvernement et sur les devoirs des souverains. Dialogues des morts. Examen critique du Système de la nature. Avant-propos sur la Henriade de M. de Voltaire. Poésies : épîtres à M. Jordan ; VII-VIII. Poésies. Correspondance : lettres à M. Jordan et à M. de Voltaire ; IX-X. Correspondance : suite des lettres à M. de Voltaire ; XI-XII. Correspondance : lettres à M. d'Alembert ; XIII. Correspondance : lettres du Mis d'Argens au roi ; XIV-XV. Correspondance : lettres de M. d'Alembert au roi. Bel exemplaire en reliure allemande de l'époque. Ex-libris manuscrit La Fayette de Beaumont, 1854. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherche sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations

      - Chez Pierre Duplain, à Londres & se trouve à Paris 1788, In-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) iv, 503pp. (5) et (4) 496pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, rara, dopo la prima di un badge rarità rilasciato nel 1778, senza luogo o l'indirizzo. Legatoria in pieno di pelle di pecora in marmo tempo bionda. Indietro con i nervi decorati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, rare, après la première française d'une insigne rareté parue en 1778, sans lieu ni adresse, mais dont les exemplaires se sont écoulés hors de France et qui est passé totalement inaperçu en France.  Cette édition est une réédition de la traduction de l'abbé Blavet parue en 1779, apparemment en feuilleton dans le journal de l'agriculture, des arts et du commerce... Reliures en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Tomaisons dorées. Coiffes de tête arasées. 2 coins émoussés. Manque de cuir sur un coin. Bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble. Ce grand classique est unanimement considéré à juste titre comme le premier ouvrage d'économie moderne. Smith y développe des notions promises à un grand avenir, notamment la valeur du travail, la division du travail, le marché, la monnaie, les salaires, les profits, la notion d'enrichissement individuel et d'intérêt, les étapes du développement économique... Son système met fin à d'autres théories, comme le mercantilisme ou le matérialisme et constitue l'acte de naissance du libéralisme économique. "le plus grand livre jamais écrit sur la vie économique", Amtya sen (prix nobel d'économie 1998). NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Procès-verbal de l'Assemblée des Notables, tenue à Versailles, en l'année M. DCCLXXXVII.

      À Paris, De l'Imprimerie Royale 1788 - in-8, [4]-267 pp., 6 pl. dépliantes (dont 2 plans de la salle d'assemblée des Notables), demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné, filets dorés, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. de l'époque). Petite galerie de ver dans les mors, mors inf. un peu fendu, petites usures aux coins et sur les coupes. Traces d'humidité sur plusieurs feuillets. Une garde fragile, un trou discret dans la page de faux-titre. Ressaut des deux premiers cahiers. Édition originale. Dupont de Nemours et Hennin, premier commis au ministère des Affaires Étrangères, furent les deux secrétaires-greffiers de l'Assemblée des Notables et, à ce titre, ils rassemblèrent les procès-verbaux des délibérations prises dans les sept bureaux constitués pour examiner le plan de Calonne, en vue de la rédaction du présent ouvrage. L'économiste était particulièrement intéressé par ce qui allait se passer devant les Notables afin d'y porter les idées qu'il souhaitait défendre. Bien que collaborateur de Calonne, il critiqua ce qui lui semblait mauvais dans les opérations de son ministre mais refusa de s'associer à la formidable cabale qui s'élevait contre lui. "Preuve du progrès des idées économiques, l'Assemblée se montra favorable à la suppression de la corvée et au rétablissement de la liberté du commerce des grains ; elle accepta l'impôt territorial à peu près tel que l'avait prposé Dupont de Nemours, c'est-à-dire avec la perception en argent ; elle réclama l'abolition totale de la gabelle, accueillit volontiers la suppression des droits de traite et se prononça pour l'établissement des assemblées provinciales" (Schelle). Einaudi, 1972.

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        Recueil de cartes géographiques, plans, vues et médailles de l'ancienne Grèce, relatifs au voyage du jeune Anacharsis, précédé d'une analyse critique des cartes.

      De Bure 1788 - Paris, De Bure, 1788. In-4, cartonnage d'attente époque, dos lisse et muet, XLI, 31 cartes. Atlas de la 1ère édition du "Voyage d'Anacharsis" parue au format in-4, contenant 31 planches (cartes, plans, vues et médailles) dont 12 rehaussés en couleurs. Cartonnage défraîchi, coins émoussés, coupes usées, petits manques au dos et sur les coiffes, mouillure au plat inférieur et sur 2 planches en marge, quelques rousseurs. Barbié du Bocage (1760-1825), géographe et cartographe, membre de l'institut de France et de l'académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte des Courones du Nord comprenant la Suede, Le Danmarc, C. La Norwege, La Ponie Sueduise, Danuise et Moscovite

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 82 x 62; - description: Map shows total Scandinavia; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mécanique analytique.

      Paris, Veuve Desaint, 1788. ____ Première édition. "La Mécanique analytique, sommet et couronnement unificateur de tous les efforts des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles pour construire une mécanique rationnelle embrassant toutes les branches de cette science, statique et hydrostatique, dynamique et hydrodynamique, grâce au formalisme du calcul des variations". En Français dans le texte 179.*-------* First edition. "Perhaps the most beautiful mathematical treatise in existence." Horblit 61. "Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mecanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem (...) The [book] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mecanics, demonstrated their connection and mutal dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope. It is divided into two parts, statics and dynamics, each of which treats solid bodies and fluid separately. There are no diagrams. The methods presented require only analytic operations subordinated to a regular and uniform development. Each of the four sections begins with a historical account which is a model of the kind." DSB, VII, 570. In-4. Collation : XII, 512 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.In Six Volumes Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; together with all his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death. Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. Warburton.

      1788 - 6 Vols. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved plates to Windsor-Forest, Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, January and May, Wife of Bath, Essay on Man (x 4), Moral Essays (x 5), First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Dunciad (x 5). Rather browned throughout, some off-setting from the plates, a few spots in places. Contemporary tree calf by C. Kalthoeber (with his orange ticket in Vol. 1), smooth spines tooled in gilt and with red and green morocco labels, spot-marbled endpapers, yellow edges (corners worn, joints slightly rubbed, foot of spine of Vol. 3 damaged). London for C. Bathurst, [etc.], [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TARTARIE, CHINOISE, ROY, DE COREE ET ISLES DU JAPON.

      - [Paris 1788], Hydrographe de la Marine. A single sheet map, center folded, sheet: 45 x 30cm., map size 34 x 23 cm., with distance chart, from Tartarie to Sahalen Islands, very clean white copy. S C A R C E *** A beautiful example, uncolored, as issued, with etching mark in the margin. With wide margins, clean, no defects. . Shows Tartarie Russia at the North & Nankin at the South, with all of the Japanese Islands. All of the Korean peninsula, the Gobi or Shamo deserts, Mongolia, Petcheli & Leaoton areas. . With details of cities, mountains, the Great Wall, rivers, seas, bays, provincial divides, lakes, with major cities as a special symbol. All main cities listed. . A nice addition to any library, ready for framing & display. . *** Bonne worked as a marine hydrographer in Paris from 1771-1788. . *** Color scans of this & most other items are posted to our website.

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        Critik der practischen Vernunft.

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch,, 1788. Octavo (230 x 135 mm). Contemporary interim decorated paper wrappers printed in black and white, uncut edges. Woodcut device to title, woodcut headpiece. Printed in Gothic type. A couple of small ink marks to lower edge of title page. Wrappers slightly discoloured, some wear to spine ends with one exposed cord, lower edges of covers ueneven, endpapers shortened along fore edge, contents browned and lightly foxed, overall a very good, wide-margined copy. First edition of Kant's Critique of Practical Reason, the second of his critical works, in which he develops the concept of categorical imperative. This work established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of ethics. "The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).

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        SYSTÈME MILITAIRE DE LA PRUSSE, et principes de la Tactique actuelle des Troupes les plus perfectionnées. Extrait de la Monarchie Prussienne.

      1788 - Londres, sans nom d'éditeur, 1788. Fort volume in-quarto (216 X 270) basane fauve marbrée, dos cinq nerfs filetés, caissons dorés ornés, guirlandes dorées en queue et tête, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, coupes et coifes filetées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. de titre et avis des éditeurs, 424 pages, 93 planches. Epidermures sur les plats, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce tiré à part qui constitue le septième livre de "De La Monarchie Prussienne", oeuvre maîtresse de Mirabeau qui fut publiée la même année en huit volumes au format in-octavo. Il contient 93 PLANCHES à double page, certaines dépliantes. L'appendice (pp. 249-424) est en fait une description et une analyse détaillées de chacune des 93 planches. L'exemplaire a été relié SANS LE PORTRAIT FRONTISPICE de Frédéric Le Grand, dessiné par Graf et gravé par Marais. BEL EXEMPLAIRE au format in-quarto, conservé avec de belles marges dans sa reliure de l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLANO DEL PUERTO DE VALDIVA EN LA COSTA OESTE DE LA AMERICA MERIDIONAL.... [and:] PLANO DE LA RADA DE SN. JUAN BURTISTA EN LA PARTE N.E. DE LA ISLA DE JUAN FERNANDEZ DE TIERRA...

      [Madrid], 1788. Folding engraved map, 23 x 17 inches. Sectioned and backed on linen. Minor dust-soiling. Label of 19th century Paris map dealer Charles Picquet Géographe on verso. Very good. A detailed Spanish cartographical work on Chile and the island of Juan Fernandez, including two large-scale engraved charts on one sheet, with one view. Includes charts of the port of Valdiva, in Chile South of Santiago. There is also a map of the bay of San Juan Bautista on the island of Juan Fernandez, best known for having been the home to the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk for more than four years from 1704, the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's ROBINSON CRUSOE. The view is titled, "Vista, para el reconocimiento de la Entrada de Valdivia Demorando el Morro Gonzalo." This is number 33 of the 53 maps composing the ATLAS MARITIMO ESPANOL (1789-1814). Rare. PHILLIPS ATLASES 4155.

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        The Federalist: a collection of essays written in favor of the new constitution

      New York: John and Andrew M’Lean, 1788 - A spectacular association copy of The Federalist in original boards. Two volumes. Original boards, rebacked in paper, untrimmed. Title reinserted in volume one, light foxing, a few stains, minor repair to last leaf. An outstanding set. First edition of The Federalist, the most sought-after of all American books. An exceptional copy in the original boards, with the edges untrimmed. A splendid association copy from the library of Major Roger Alden. Alden enlisted as a soldier in Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec in September 1776. He fought at Germantown in October 1777, and spent the winter at Valley Forge. He rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as aide-de camp, with the brevet rank of Major, to Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington. After the war Alden was elected deputy secretary of the Continental Congress, became deputy secretary of Foreign Affairs under Washington, and was the man entrusted with the original Constitution after its signing. “On September 18, 1787, the morning after it had been signed, the [Constitution] was placed on the 11:00 a.m. stagecoach for delivery to the Congress in New York City. There all the papers of the Convention were entrusted to Roger Alden, deputy secretary of the Congress” (Kammen, A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture, p. 72). Two years later, Alden was again entrusted with the great state papers, this time including the Declaration of Independence. When the new government was formed in 1789, President Washington ordered Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress, “to deliver the Books, Records, and papers and the late Congress, the Great Seal to Mr. Roger Alden, the late Deputy Secretary of Congress; who is requested to take charge of them until farther directions shall be given.” Alden was keenly interested in the debates surrounding the new government, and he evidently treasured his copy of The Federalist, signing each volume on the cover and on the title. “Few issues in American history have engrossed public attention like the debate about whether to adopt the Constitution. Roger Alden joked to brother-in-law Samuel William Johnson [in a letter dated December 31, 1787] that ‘the report of the Convention affords a fruitful subject for wits, politicians and Law–makers-the presses, which conceived by the incubation of the Convention are delivered from the pangs of travail, & have become prolific indeed–the offspring is so numerous, that the public ear has become deaf to the cries of the distressed, and grow impatient for the christening of the first born’“ (Kramer, “Putting the Politics Back into the Political Safeguards of Federalism” in Columbia Law Review, January 2000, p. 251). In July 1789, the First Congress under the new Constitution created the Department of Foreign Affairs and directed that its Secretary should have “the custody and charge of all records, books, and papers” kept by the department of the same name under the old government. When Washington wrote to Thomas Jefferson in Paris on October 13, 1789, offering him the post of Secretary of State, he suggested Roger Alden to be his assistant: “Unwilling, as I am, to interfere in the direction of your choice of assistants, I shall only take the liberty of observing to you, that, from warm recommendations which I have received in behalf of Roger Alden, Esq., assistant Secretary to the late Congress, I have placed all the papers thereunto belonging, under his care. Those papers, which more properly appertain to the office of Foreign Affairs, are under the superintendence of Mr. Jay, who has been so obliging as to continue his good offices, and they are in the immediate charge of Mr. Remsen.” This extraordinary survival, worthy of the most discriminating collector, combines excellent original condition with an outstanding Founding era provenance. This is one of the most desirable examples of The Federalist remaining in private hands. Provenance: Roger Alden (175 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire historique, politique et géographique de la Suisse, contenant une description de ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable dans les Cantons Suisses & dans let Etats de leurs Alliés, la constitution politique de sec Etats, un précis de leur histoire, une notice de leurs productions naturelles, de leur commerce, de leur population, de leurs relations entr' eux & avec les Etrangers, &c. &c. &c. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de près de la moitié, rendue conforme à l'état actuel du pays, & enrichie d’une Carte générale de la Suisse, la plus correcte qui ait paru.

      A Genève, Chez Barde, Manget & Comp. Imprimeures-Libr. 1788 - 3 Teile in 1 Band. 22,5x14 cm. VIII, 330 S.; 2 Bl., 336 S.; 2 Bl., 319 S. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen grenzkolorierten Karte nach Jacques de Clermont (46 - 62 cm). Halblederband um 1800 mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher klassizistischer Rückenvergoldung. Haller I, 748. - Überarbeitete Neuausgabe des 1775 erstmals erschienenen Lexikons. Im Vorwort verdankt Gottlieb Emanuel Haller J.S. Wyttenbach von dem die meisten neuen Beiträge stammen. - Einbanddeckel berieben. Kanten bestossen. Die Karte mit alt hinterlegtem Einriss. Der zweite Teil ohne Vor- und Haupttitel. - Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.

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        Letters from Barbary, France, Spain, Portugal, etc.

      London: T. Cadell,, 1788. By an English Officer. 2 volumes, octavo (208 x 126 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines ruled in gilt, red morocco labels, edges dyed yellow. With the errata slip tipped to vol. 1 p. 1 as issued. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to vol. 1 front pastedown. Spines slightly dry, front joint of vol. 1 cracked but sound, tips worn, marginal browning to pastedowns, free endpapers and blanks from adhesive used in the original binding, occasional foxing, vol. 1 sig. 2C8 untrimmed at upper outer corner, and folded over. A very good copy. First edition. Jardine (d. 1799), a Royal Artillery officer, was for much of his career stationed in Gibraltar, from where he conducted a mission to the sultan of Morocco, Muhammad III, in 1771; after the end of his active military career in 1776 he became a British agent in Spain. His Letters are "notable for [their] defence of sexual equality" (ODNB), which Jardine based on the profitable intermingling of the sexes which he observed on his travels: Jardine was a friend of William Godwin's and his book was read by Mary Wollstonecraft, who reviewed it favourably in the fourth volume of the Analytical in 1789 (O'Neill, The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate, p. 116). It proved a demonstrable influence on her Vindication of the Rights of Women, which was published in 1792 (Chernock, Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism, p. 21)

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        Lettres sur la Grèce, faisant suite de celles sur l'Egypte.

      Onfroi Paris 1788 - First edition. 8vo. (21 x 13.5 cm). 362 pp., 2 folding maps, a few engraved vignettes in text, marbled endpapers and edges; full contemporary calf, flat spine in 6 compartments, single red label, gilt flower centre tools, gilt dentelles, outer edges gilt, some loss of leather, upper joint starting, still a very good copy. Provenance: Bibliothèque de A. H. Dampmartin's ticket to front pastedown, dated 1775; Paul's Desjardins' bookplate to front free endpaper. Savary left Alexandria for Asia Minor and the Greek islands in 1779. He returned home to France in 1780, staying at the house of Madame Le Monnier, to whom these letters, which centre on the actual condition of the places visited, are addressed. Malakis, pp.41-2; Spencer, p.219. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur la Grà ce, faisant suite de celles sur l'Egypte.

      - Paris, Onfroi, 1788. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt; pp. [iv], 362, [2, approbation], woodcut vignette on title, further woodcut vignettes in the text, folding engraved map and folding engraved plate; light wear and weakening to himges and extremities; fist and last leaves a little browned, apart from occasiopnal very light spotting a very good copy. First edition. The orientalist Claude-Étienne Savary (1750-1788), after having travelled for three years in Egypt, moved on the to Greece and the Greek Islands in 1779 and 1780, where he observed life and society under Ottoman rule, visited ancient Greek communities near Asia Minor, and spent some time on Rhodes and Crete. The map shows Crete in the centre with the southern tip of mainland Greece and Lycia in the North, the Egyptian and Lybian coast in the south. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur la Grèce, faisant suite de celles sur l'Egypte.

      Paris, Onfroi, 1788. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt; pp. [iv], 362, [2, approbation], woodcut vignette on title, further woodcut vignettes in the text, folding engraved map and folding engraved plate; light wear and weakening to himges and extremities; fist and last leaves a little browned, apart from occasiopnal very light spotting a very good copy. First edition. The orientalist Claude-Étienne Savary (1750-1788), after having travelled for three years in Egypt, moved on the to Greece and the Greek Islands in 1779 and 1780, where he observed life and society under Ottoman rule, visited ancient Greek communities near Asia Minor, and spent some time on Rhodes and Crete. The map shows Crete in the centre with the southern tip of mainland Greece and Lycia in the North, the Egyptian and Lybian coast in the south.

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        Faits Memorables des Empereurs de la Chine, tires des Annales Chinoises.

      Paris Chez l'Auteur n.d 1788 - Landscape folio (54 x 40 cm.), engraved title, engraved dedication, 24 engraved plates accompanied by engraved text, contemporary cartonnage binding, later manuscript label to upper cover, a little light foxing, a very good example. In this edition, the plates and the engraved text are printed on recto only next to each other on the same sheet. The plates are reductions of large plates engraved from drawings by Jesuit Attiret, on orders of the Emperor of China and the intervention of the East India Company. Cochin the French engraver was charged by M. de Marigny to oversea the work, and the plates were actually done by Aliamet, Choffard, Le Bas, Nee, Prevost and Saint-Aubin. Distribution was very strictly limited to China, and only one or two rare copies were found in Europe. It was after these sets that Helman made his fine engravings. Cohen de Ricci 479; Lust 1987; Cordier 587-88. Cf Lowendahl 655 for a similar (smaller sized) edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thirty-eight Plates intended to Illustrate "Letters on the Elements of Botany".

      Late 18th-/early 19th-century botanical manuscript . 4to (27,4 x 19,0 cm). 79 mounted leaves, of which 38 with an original bright watercolour (21/22 x 14 cm). Contemporary half-morocco, spine giltdecorated, marbled covers with triple gilt-fillets. Manuscript by a skilled amateur after Martyn's 1788-publication with the same title. The watercolours accompanied by explanatory leaves, a watercolour frontispiece, title-page, introduction- and index- leaves. All text-leaves hand-calligraphed and very legible. As frontispiece, an original watercolour of the Sweetcented Bedstraw (not after Martyn). The brightly coloured plates each show 4 to 12 small and large figures. Leaves somewhat wrinkled, some slight foxing of leaves, but outside the watercolours themselves; leather of hinges bit chafed, bit rubbed, corners bumped. For a full description and more images please visit our website: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        RELACION DEL ULTIMO VIAGE AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES DE LA FRAGATA DE S.M. SANTA

      Madrid MDCCLXXXVII [1788], Por La Viuda De Ibarra, Hijos Y Compania. 1/4 calf over marbled boards, 5 large folding maps & 5 large folding charts, very clean, solid copy, 359+128p., 18 x 24.7 cm., appendice. FIRST RARE EDITION *** *** *** . . . AN EARLY & LEGENDARY WORK . . . BY THE MOST CELEBRATED NAVIGATOR . . . FERDINAND MAGELLAN . . . THE COMPLETE FIRST EDITION WITH APPENDIX . . * A legendary early work, by the most celebrated navigator of all times. . *** Written in Spanish, a true period account, by Jose Vargas de Ponce [1760-1821], co-authored by Antonio de Cordoba. . *** Complete, 2 volumes bound in one, with the additional appendix. Complete with five fine, large folding copper etched maps, five folding tables and a full page copper etched frontispiece of Ferdinand Magellan. . *** CONDITION: THE BINDING: Thes book is nicely bound in contemporary 1/4 calf spine, over marbled boards, with matching marbled end papers. . The leather spine has a red leather label, with gold-stamped title and six double-rule gold lines. . There is some of the usual minor spine rubbing, covers, corners and edge wear, comensurate for a book 230 years old. . There are a few insignificant, tiny old worm holes which do not affect the otherwise solid & firm binding. By and large a very nice copy. . CONTENTS: The text is remarkably and unusually very clean, no foxing, with bright white paper. All folding engraved maps are on heavy rag paper, without any soiling. Each map lower hinge edge has been reinforced with a small verso mend to prevent tearing when opened. Else no issues. All maps are solid. . *** THE FIVE LARGE FOLDING MAPS + FIVE FOLDING TABLES: The five maps: . 1. CARTA REDUCIDA DEL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES 1788 p.1 . 2. CARTA ESFERICA DE LA PARTE SUR DE LA AMERICA MERIDIONAL . 1788 p.161 . 3. PRIMER PLANO DE VARIOS PUERTOS DEL ESTRECHO DE . MAGALLANES, LEVANTADOS EL ANO DE 1786 . With insets of the ports of Bahia De San Nicolas, Tres . Bahias, Bahia De Valcarcel, Puerto De San Miguel y . Bahia De Gaston, and Puerto De San Antonio y Bahia . Valdes... after p.359 . 4. SEGUNDO PLANO DE VARIOS PUERTOS DEL ESTRECHO DE . MAGALLANES, LEVANTADOS EL ANO DE 1786 after p.359 . 5. VIAGE AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES numbered 98, after . p.128 . * THE FIVE FOLDING TABLES: Each is very clean and with out any issues. Each have page numbers, the first four are at pp. 72, 73, 74, 75. The last is numbered p.98, found near the end of the volume. Complete as issued. Some bibliographers cite four charts, ours has five. See below for the collation statement. . *** THE COLLATION: From WorldCat: With five folding tables between pp.70-75. Containing 3 leaves, xvj, 359 pages, [5] leaves of plates [= folding maps], illustrations, folded maps, folded charts, portrait. . *** REFERENCE: . WorldCat cites the 1788 Edition: https://www.worldcat.org/title/relacion-del-ultimo-viage-al- estracho-de-magallanes-de-la-fragata-de-sm-santa-maria-de-la -cabeza-en-los-anos-de-1785-y-1786-extracto-de-todos-los-ant eriores-desde-su-descubrimiento-impresos-y-mss-y-noticia-de- los-habitantes-suelo-clima-y-producciones-des-estrecho-traba jada-de-orden-del-rey/oclc/18919454&referer=brief_results . WorldCat locates 16 copies worldwide. . * WikiPedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Magellan * OCLC Number:18919454 * Palau: 352514 * Sabin: 16765 * Hill: 1756 . *** .

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        Letters from Barbary, France, Spain, Portugal, etc. By an English Officer.

      London: T. Cadell, 1788 - 2 volumes, octavo (208 x 126 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines ruled in gilt, red morocco labels, edges dyed yellow. With the errata slip tipped to vol. 1 p. 1 as issued. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to vol. 1 front pastedown. Spines slightly dry, front joint of vol. 1 cracked but sound, tips worn, marginal browning to pastedowns, free endpapers and blanks from adhesive used in the original binding, occasional foxing, vol. 1 sig. 2C8 untrimmed at upper outer corner, and folded over. A very good copy. First edition. Jardine (d. 1799), a Royal Artillery officer, was for much of his career stationed in Gibraltar, from where he conducted a mission to the sultan of Morocco, Muhammad III, in 1771; after the end of his active military career in 1776 he became a British agent in Spain. His Letters are "notable for [their] defence of sexual equality" (ODNB), which Jardine based on the profitable intermingling of the sexes which he observed on his travels: Jardine was a friend of William Godwin's and his book was read by Mary Wollstonecraft, who reviewed it favourably in the fourth volume of the Analytical in 1789 (O'Neill, The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate, p. 116). It proved a demonstrable influence on her Vindication of the Rights of Women, which was published in 1792 (Chernock, Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism, p. 21) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Almanach, op 't Schrik. Jaar ons Heeren Jesu Christi, 1788. Voorsien met de Jaar- / Paarde- / Beeste- en Leermarkten: En de Maans op- en ondergang. WITH: Reys-Wyzer, Wanneer de Veerschepen en Trekschuyten moeten afvaren. Ook het luyden der Poortklokken van Amsterdam, Haarlem, enkhuysen, Gouda en Leyden. WITH: Korte Kronyk, beginnende van den Jare 1711.

      Amsterdam, Heirs of Widow Cornelis Stichter 1788. 3 works in 1 binding, (32), (16), (16) p. Contemporary Tortoiseshell Binding with 4 silver hinges, 2 silver catches and a silver linking pin, 16° H. 7,5 x L. 5,5 x W. 1 cm. (The spine is not contemporary and is made of imitation tortoiseshell, the leaves are trimmed short, because of this a few letters and lines are unreadable. The only known copy of this rare edition of the Almanac for the year 1788 by Meyndert van Dam, ca. 1730-1812. This miniature sized almanac describes in the first work the forthcoming events for the year 1788, illustrated with a woodcut title vignette and a calendar printed in red and black with multiple small woodcuts of the moon phases. The second work is a time-table for the departures of ships, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration. The third work contains lists important events which occured from the year 1711 until 1788, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration. Attractive binding made from black with ochre coloured flamed tortoiseshell, the clasps, hasps and joints on the spine are identically decorated with a cut out filigree pattern.) Salman, J. (2011). Populair drukwerk in de Gouden Eeuw. De almanak als lectuur en handelswaar, for other editions.

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        Catechismo Nautico.

      Stamperia Simoniana, 1788. In 8vo (mm 182x110); pp. XLIV, 281, (3). Segnatura: a-b8 c6 A-R8 S6 (le c. b4v, S5v e S6 bianche). Legatura in piena pergamena coeva, con doppio tassello al dorso recante titolo, autore e numero del tomo in oro. Lievi mancanze e spellature al dorso e ai piatti, angoli un po' danneggiati, aloni e fioriture nel testo dovute alla qualità della carta, ma nel complesso ottima copia genuina. PRIMA EDIZIONE DI GRANDE RARITà. L'autore nato a Napoli nel 1742, da una famiglia originaria dell'isola di Procida, ricevette la prima educazione presso il Collegio dei Cinesi. L'abilità mostrata nello studio convinse ben presto i suoi insegnanti, nonostante la giovane età, a giudicarlo degno di diventare loro collega. Scelse lo stato religioso per potersi più facilmente dedicare ai propri studi e con il passare degli anni crebbe la sua straordinaria abilità sia come studioso che come oratore. Nel 1779 fu chiamato all'Accademia delle scienze e delle lettere di Napoli e successivamente a predicare ad Ischia e ad Aversa. Con la fama, tuttavia, giunsero anche i primi problemi, legati all'accusa mossagli di "spargere nel popolo massime pericolose per la fede". Non potendo più predicare dal pulpito, Scotti ideò un'opera destinata all'istruzione dei marinai: il Catechismo nautico. L'opera era suddivisa in tre parti: nella prima erano presentati i doveri generali, nella seconda i doveri dei marinai e dei capitani di nave, mentre nella terza erano esposti i doveri di coloro che fanno parte dell'armata navale. Nella prima parte, l'unica ad essere stata stampata, l'autore presenta i "benefizi innumerevoli di cui la provvidenza ha colmato gli abitanti delle spiagge marittime: insiste sull'obbligo che hanno d'istruirsi nella navigazione e nel commercio, di esercitare i doveri dell'ospitalità, di soccorrere i naufraghi, di prender cura dell'educazione delle loro mogli e delle loro figlie, sì esposte ai pericoli della seduzione nelle lunghe assenze dei loro mariti e dei loro padri..." (Biografia universale antica e moderna, Venezia, Giovanni Battista Missaglia, 1829, p. 158). "Destinata originariamente all'istruzione dei marittimi dell'isola di Procida, l'opera ebbe vasta diffusione, anche presso i pescatori di Santa Lucia e i corallieri di Torre del Greco" (R. Di Castiglione, La Massoneria nelle due Sicilie e i "fratelli" meridionali del "700, Roma, 2006, p. 130). L'opera, che si rifaceva alle massime fondamentali della religione, nonostante fosse stata completata dall'autore, non fu mai pubblicata per intero per mancanza di fondi. Essa apparve nel contesto della riorganizzazione del sistema scolastico dell'isola di Procida. Scotti collaborò anche con le autorità locali per permettere ai figli dei marinai poveri di acquistare libri e quaderni. Scotti fu membro della massoneria napoletana, probabilmente dal 1785. Nel 1789 venne pubblicata senza autore la Monarchia universale dei papi, opera la cui paternità venne tuttavia ben presto scoperta e della quale la corte di Roma ordinò la soppressione. Per sottrarsi alla "...tempesta, l'autore dovette vivere ritirato...", dedicandosi ad una serie di volumi sulla liturgia e sulle tradizioni della Chiesa delle origini. Si dedicò inoltre al commento dei Quadri di Filostrato. Nel 1799 la rivoluzione di Napoli tolse Scotti dai suoi studi. Eletto membro della giunta legislativa, dopo aver accettato con riluttanza la carica, fu esempio di prudenza e moderazione. Ciò tuttavia non gli evitò la sorte che colpì tutti i partigiani della rivoluzione alla restaurazione della monarchia, avvenuta il 13 giugno 1799. Fu imprigionato e messo a morte nel gennaio del 1800. A causa del saccheggio della sua casa di Procida, gran parte dei suoi manoscritti è andata distrutta. Il Catechismo nautico è stato di recente riscoperto e ripubblicato (Procida, 2001) (cfr. R. Salvemini, Introduzione, in: M.E. Scotti, "Catechismo nautico", Procida, 2001, pp. 3-8). Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\CAME\000980 (2 sole copie censite a Napoli e Procida)..

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        Histoire des découvertes et des voyages faits dans le nord.

      Cuchet, Libraire 1788 - 2 volumes in-8 ( 205 X 125 mm ) de XV-399 pages et XII-410 pages, plein veau havane, dos à nerfs orné de double filet doré, chiffres couronnés dorés en queue, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, roulette hachurée sur coupes, filet à froid en encadrement des plats, tranches mouchetées de rouge ( Reliures de l’époque ). EDITION ORIGINALE française bien complète de ses 3 cartes dépliantes hors-texte. Ex-libris. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. Voyages Explorations Marine Histoire Sciences Géographie Cartes Atlas Groenland Arctique [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek: And with the former translations diligently compared and revised. Appointed to be read in Churches [FROM THE PERSONAL LIBRARY OF ELIAS NASON]

      Isaac Collins, Trenton, [NJ] 1788 - Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4"). Unpaginated. [A1] to [Kkk8]. Contemporary full calf covers rebacked with modern morocco. Previous owner's inscription on inside of front cover and on title page (Elias Nason*). This is first New Testament printed in New Jersey with an error in I Timothy, 4:16, thy, for the, corresponding to the Philadelphia, 1786, edition. For more information, see Evans 20968 and Hills 17. Covers heavily rubbed, with abrasion to calf. Spine slightly rubbed and scratched. Bound high and tight into the inside gutter, thus causing some difficulties to read the inside text. Tiny closed tear and minor chipping along edges of title page (not affecting lettering). Previous owner's signature on title (Elizabeth B. Elliot). Pages age-toned. Minor to moderate foxing throughout. Leaf Kkk/Kkk2 in Revelation (Chapter XVIII) is partly chipped at lower margin, thus affecting some text. Binding in overall fair, interior in good- to good condition. * Elias Nason (1811-1887) was a Massachusetts Congregational clergyman, educator, editor and author. He was a successful lecturer, spoke several languages, was a member of many learned societies, and at one time edited the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1866 and 1867). Elias Nason was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1865. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Important Facts and Opinions relative to the King, faithfully Collected from the Examinations of the Royal Physicians and clearly arranged under general heads, [and]A Serious Address to the Queen, Prince of Wales, and the Public at Large, relative ti His Majesty's unhappy Situation,

      1) 4to, pp. 63 (1), (title-page dusty; small hole pp. 17 / 18, rust or food spot on p. 57) 2) 4to, pp. 24, (title slightly dusty) 1) Two variants exist, both rare; this one, without an imprint, according to ESTC, is held at BL, CU, NL of Ireland, Huntington & Texas Medical. The text, a precis of the government Report, with additional notes and a table, is sometimes attributed to William Rowley. The other variant is dated by ESTC to a year later, i.e. 1789. 2) One of 2 variants, this one, according to ESTC, held at Birmingham Central, BL, CU, NL of S, Harvard, Huntington, McMaster, Princeton & Yale. A fascinating glimpse into one of the more arresting concerns of the day, namely the sanity of the British Monarch, George III. Until recent times, every schoolboy was taught about King George's penchant for talking to the oak trees in Windsor Great Park, but the issue had far more profound constitutional and other implications. Different branches and factions of the medical profession were hence under extreme duress, and medicine became politicised in hitherto unfamiliar ways. At a safe distance in time, the subject was dramatised, to much acclaim, and made into the Oscar-winning film, "The Madness of King George", with a screenplay [1994] by Alan Bennett.

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        Vita dell’Abate Ferdinando Galiani...

      presso Vincenzo Orsino, 1788. 8vo (cm. 17,6) 4 cc.nn., 94 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca). Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Carte leggermente ingiallite ed alcune sporadiche piccole macchie ma, nel complesso, buon esemplare. Il nome dell’A. si ricava dalla firma in calce alla Dedica. Edizione originale, rara. Einaudi, 1574; Kress, 567.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Thirty-eight Plates, with Explanations: intended to Illustrate Linnaeus's System of Vegetables,

      London: For B. White and Son,, 1788. and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany. Octavo (214 x 131 mm). Contemporary green straight-grained morocco, title gilt to the spine, compartments formed by single gilt rule, single fillet gilt panel to the boards, dotted edge-roll, gilt edges, greek key roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, blue silk page-marker intact. 38 hand-coloured engraved plates by F. P. Nodder. Spine sunned, some old dark marking to head of back cover. A very good copy with the terminal advertisement leaf. First edition. Thomas Martyn (1735-1825) followed his father as professor of botany at Cambridge. He was an "early adopter" of the Linnaean system and in 1763 gave a course of lectures on that subject. He also translated Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany (1785); in fact, twenty-four of the thirty-two letters in that edition were the work of Martyn. In his "Advertisement" Martyn notes that "Some persons, who have honoured the Letters on the Elements of Botany with their approbation, having signified a wish that the subject might still be further illustrated by figures [i.e. plates], Mr. Nodder, an ingenious artist, has been employed for this purpose". The work of Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1773-1800), described by ODNB as "finely eteched", here "actually underpinned the whole project to illustrate Linnaeus's system of vegetables" (ibid.). The publisher Benjamin White, "produced a wide range of titles, some of great beauty" (ibid.) and was younger brother of Gilbert White; his most famous publication being Gilbert's Natural History of Selborne (1789); the advertisement leaf (present here) puffs this: "In the Press, and speedily will be Published, handsomely printed on fine Paper...". A lovely copy of an important work in the propagation of the Linnaean taxonomy in Britain.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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