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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        KALENDARIO MANUAL GUIA DE FORASTEROS DE MADRID (1788).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        ARTE Ó MODO DE CONOCER A LOS HOMBRES Y MUGERES Y MÁXIMAS PARA LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL ( Traducido del frances al castellano por el D.A. N.)

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

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

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

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        BIBLIOTHECA HISPANA VETUS Y NOVA

      - Bibliotheca Hispana vetus, sive Hispani scriptores qui ab Octaviani Augusti ævo ad annum Christi MD. floruerunt. Auctore D. Nicolas Antonio, Curante Francisco Perezio Bayerio, qui et prologum, & auctoris vitæ epitomen, & notulas adiecit. . .- Matriti, Viduam et Heredes D. Joachimi Ibarrae, 1788; 2 tomos, 1º. Retrato de Carlos III dibujado por Ximeno y grabado por Selma, anteportada, portada grabada, XXVII pp. - 556 pp. - VIII pp. 2º. Anteportada, portada grabada, XXII pp. - 467 pp. SIGUE: Bibliotheca Hispana Nova sive Hispanorum Scriptorum qui ab anno MD. ad MDCLXXXIV. floruere notitia.- Matriti, Joachimum de Ibarra, 1783 - 1788; 2 tomos, 1º. Retrato de Nicolás Antonio dibujado y grabado por Selma, 6 hojas incluida portada grabada, XXIII pp. - 830 pp. - 1 hoja blanca. 1 lámina. 2º. Anteportada, portada grabada, 670 pp. Los 4 tomos en folio mayor 37,5 x 26,5 cm. Plena piel chagren color tabaco. Palau nº 13310. Muy buen ejemplar sin desbarbar de este libro del que Palau dice "Monumento y obra capital de la bibliografía española".

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

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

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        The History of the Insurrections, in Massachusetts, In the Year MDCCLXXXVI, and the Rebellion consequent thereon

      Worcester: Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts, by Isaiah Thomas 1788 - first edition; iv, [5]-192 pp.; leather sides very rubbed along with the calf spine (this apparently added later as the label is inappropriate), modern endpapers but hinges cracked, signature of a previous owner at corner of title, age staining and age spotting throughout but never dark, a few words underlined in pen, good+ only but scarce as a first; Howes M 651, Vail 782 ?A History of Shays' Rebellion, a Massachusetts frontier insurrection against the severe laws regarding debt and the heavy taxation during the economic depression following the Revolutionary War.?, and a strictly Federalist view. Photos available upon request.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A sermon, written by the late Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. for the funeral of his wife. Published by the Rev. Samuel Hayes.

      London: printed for T. Cadell, 1788 - [6],18p.; 8vo. With the advertisement leaf for two of Johnson's publications often missing from the three preliminary leaves. Nineteenth century half green morocco, marbled boards. A very nice copy. Courtney and Nicol Smith p. 170. Maggs Samuel Johnson Catalogue no 197. Chapman and Hazen, p. 167. A moving and concise statement by Johnson of his Christian faith, his belief in the existence of the soul and his certainty of life after death, preached on the occasion of his wife's funeral. Originally published in a collection entitled "Sermons on Different Subjects, left for publication" by John Taylor, LL.D., Johnson's lifelong friend. The editor's note, on a leaf following the title page of this first separate edition, states "The following sermon (the Authenticity of which cannot be doubted) came, with many others, into the hands of the Editor by the death of Dr. Taylor, late Prebendary of Westminster, etc. It is now published for two reasons: first, as it is a composition that will reflect no disgrace on the author; and, secondly, as it is upon a subject of the highest importance to mankind." "To afford adequate consolations to the last hour, to cheer the gloomy passage through the valley of the shadow of death. is the privilege only of revealed religion. All those to whom the supernatural light of heavenly doctrine has never been imparted, however formidable for power, or illustrious for wisdom, have wanted that knowledge of their future state, which alone can give comfort to misery, or security to enjoyment; and have been forced to rush forwards to the grave, through the darkness of ignorance or, if they happened to be more refined and inquisitive, to solace their passage with the fallacious and uncertain glimmer of philosophy." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS TO AND FROM THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. TO

      Published from the original MSS. in her possession by Hester Lynch Piozzi. London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1788. - First edition. Two volumes, octavo, xv,397; xi, 424pp. Contemporary speckled calf, spine ruled in gilt, leather labels gilt. A large proportion of the letters are from Dr. Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, and cover a period from August 1765 (six months after their first meeting) to July 1784, when he expresses his grief at her marriage to Mr. Piozzi, and his gratitude for 'that kindness which soothed twenty years of a life radically wretched.' The poems are Verses addressed to Dr.Lawrence and Translations from Boethius, in some of which he was assisted by Mrs. Thale. Wear to edges, else very good+ copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka.

      1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: 1788 - An illustration of transport in Kamtchatka, Russia, showing the sledge dogs hooked up to the sledge, and their master on skis. 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 R.A. fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. NB not mentioned in Cooks last Voyage. Penciled in the top right margin "Pl. 10" and "1 July 1789" lower right margin, in a period hand, possibly Webber's. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm with large margins, in excellent condition with one small smudge in lower right margin. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.340A. Signed on the verso "A.W.F.Fuller 2 Augt 1951." Captain Fuller was a noted English collector of ethnographica and visual material from the Pacific. (with)the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. NB not mentioned in Cook's Last Voyage. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820, as is the accompanying letterpress. Joppien & Smith 3.340b. Excellent condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.

      Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788. - [4],244pp. plus folding table. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in modern calf, spine gilt. Early bookplates on front pastedown. Closed tear in leaf T, repaired with tape. Lower left corner of folding table torn away, but with no loss of text (repaired with laid paper); closed split along one fold. Foxing and age- toning. A sound copy. The first American edition. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." The book was largely written in 1781 and first printed in Paris in 1785, for private distribution. In 1786, Jefferson consented to a regularly published French edition; the first English edition appeared in London in 1787, and this first American edition in 1788. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, it supplied a description of the geography, and develops an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Appendixes to the present edition, totaling thirty pages, were furnished by Charles Thomson (1729-1824), the first secretary to Congress. Born in Ireland, Thomson arrived in Delaware at the age of ten, one of six orphaned children. He was educated in Chester County, Pa., and in 1750, through the influence of Benjamin Franklin, received an appointment as tutor in the Philadelphia Academy, where his pupils must have included Jacob Duché and Francis Hopkinson. Later he was an active participant in Pennsylvania politics, and was in the forefront of all the colonial controversies with Great Britain. He served the Continental Congress as secretary for fifteen years, at the end of which, in 1789, he was chosen to notify Washington of his election to the presidency. This copy bears the very early bookplate of the "Frederick-Town Library" (likely of Frederick, Maryland) noting it as book number 69 in that collection; and also of the "Phenix Library." HOWES J78, "aa." SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4167. SABIN 35897 (erroneously calling for 204pp.).

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        Lettres écrites de Lausanne. Première partie. Caliste ou Suite des lettres écrites de Lausanne. Seconde partie.

      GeneÌve; et se trouve aÌ Paris: chez Prault, 1788. - Octavo. Two parts in one volume. I: [vi], 118pp.; II: [iv], [iv], 148pp. I: []2, A8-G8, H4 (- H4 blank); II: []1, []2, A8-H8, I7, K2. Half-title to part II present. Additionally, this copy has an extra leaf addressed 'a madame la marquise de S . . . . .' Signature K of part II on blue paper. Fifth edition for the first part and second edition for "Caliste". Contemporary mottled calf, repaired. Hoefer X, 14-5; not in Cioranescu. From the library of Ann Jane Abercorn, with her armorial bookplate. At the top of the title-page to Part I, the original owner has written: Given to me by Him in 1800 before we were married. Him refers to John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn. Lady Anne Jane Gore was his third wife, whom he married on 3 April 1800. He married, firstly, Catherine Copley, and secondly, his first cousin, Lady Cecil Hamilton, from whom he was divorced in 1799 by an Act of Parliament.

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        View in Macao including the residence of Camoens when he wrote his Lusiad

      London:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. 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". Soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash; Holmes suggests colored by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. 1788. London Pubd. Augt. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI . "1 Augt. 1788' penciled in the lower right margin, "Pl. 12." in the top right, likely by Webber himself. Impression mark 17 1/2 x 12 13/16"; 445 x 325 mm, with margins. With some light toning at edges o/w very good condition. Paper watermarked "Whatman" but without a date. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.a.& [with]& the Boydell issue, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI. Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with margins, 500 x 365 mm. Plate 12 engraved in the top left corner. Colored aquatint. With light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. No watermark on the print, but the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.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. & & Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

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        Asiatick researches or transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature of Asia.

      Calcutta Asiatic Society of Bengal 1788 - The Indo-European Family of Languages JONES, William. On the Hindus. In: Asiatick researches or transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the ARTS, SCIENCES, and LITERATURE of Asia. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1788. True first edition (preceding the London issue). Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches; 285 x 215 mm.). Xvi, 465, [1, errata] pp. Iwth thirty-four engraved plates (of which three are folding). Contemporary tree calf with twining gilt borders, expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, smooth spine densely gilt and with red and black morocco gilt lettering labels, marbled endpapers. A very attractive copy. This scholarly periodical went to twenty volumes but the key piece, the piece cited by Carter in Printing and the Mind of Man, is found in this first volume; "This slim paper, read to the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1786 and published in its Tarnsactions, marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology. Jones a product of Harrow and University College, had established his reputation as an orientalist by his Grammar of the Persian Language (1771) and Poeseos Asiaticae Commentariorum Libri VI (1774). In 1783 he was knighted and appointed a judge of the high court in Calcutta, the administrative seat of the East India Company, an office which he held until his death. Here Jones indulged his oriental studies, founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1784), edited its Journal of Asiatic Researches, translated Indian classics into English. In 1786 Jones made his epoch-making discovery of the relationship between the Sanskrit, Gothic, Greek and Latin languages-to which he later, erroneously, thought he could add Egyptian. His clear understanding of the basic principles of scientific linguistics provided the foundation on which Rask, Bopp, and Grimm built the imposing structure of comparative Indo-European studies" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 235. HBS 65336. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of Hindostan, during the reigns of Jehangir, Shahjehan, and Aurungzebe. Volume the First.

      Stuart and Cooper, Calcutta 1788 - All published. 4to. Pp xiii, 132. Coeval half calf, marbled boards. Edges abraded and boards rubbed and marked. Internally clean and sound with only occasional spotting. A most acceptable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia del luxo, y de las leyes suntuarias de España.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1788. - Small typographical vignette on title-pages. 24, 200 pp.; (1 l.), 219 pp. 2 volumes bound in 1.@ 8°, contemporary Spanish tree calf, flat spine gilt with red and black morocco lettering pieces, edges rouged (some worming at foot of spine and joints, light wear). Occasional slight marginal spotting. Overall in fine condition. 2 volumes bound in 1.@ ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, with lengthy excerpts describing extravagant dress and spending and substantial quotes from the laws that attempted to control them from Roman times to the eighteenth century. "Though not devoid of economic errors worthy of censure, it deserves praise in that it shows the futility and ineffectiveness of the laws condemning lavishness," comments Colmeiro. Sempere y Guarinos approached the problem of lavish spending as a contemporary mercantilist, condemning the extravagance of luxury as a vice, but finding it inevitable in a society that encouraged inequality and admired a man more for his ostentation than for his virtue and moderation. Such needless consumption was therefore a necessity for it kept industry, and the state, thriving. Herr considers Sempere one of the outstanding members of the Amigos del País of Madrid, an early economic society (@The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain, p. 163).Sempere y Guarinos (1754-1830), a native of Elda in Alicante, a historian of law, literature and institutions, is known for his prologue and translation of Muratori's @Riflessioni sopra il buon gusto intorno le scienze e le arti, 1782, which helped disseminate Muratori's neoclassical ideas in Spain. The prologue was later expanded to the six-volume @Ensayo de una biblioteca española de los mejores escritores del reinado de Carlos III, 1785-89, which remains a useful bibliographical reference for its period.---- Palau 307412: calling for 200, 219 pp. Aguilar Piñal VII, 4611: without collation. Colmeiro, @Bibliografía de los economistas españoles 360: without collation. Goldsmiths 12676. Not in Kress. On the author, see Ward, @Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature p. 538. Not located in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        T. Macci Plauti COMOEDIAE superstites viginti novissimo recognitae et emendatae

      ex typographia societatis, Biponti 1788 - Collezione Classici Latini. 3 Volumi in 8°(20 x 13). Pagine XLVI/ index 2 n.n./594 - 645 - 608 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con filetti e titoli dorati; incisioni ai tre frontespizi. Minimi segni del tempo; una cerniera è piuttosto usurata ma opera nello stato di più che discreto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Evidence. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The Fifth Edition, corrected; With Many Additions; and a Compleat Table to the Whole. Cohen 5055

      Philadelphia: Re-Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank in Market-Street [etc.], 1788. Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, definite browning and some staining, corners of two leaves torn away (no text affected); crisp The first (and only 18th century) American edition of the classic early work on the law of evidence, truly a pioneering treatise which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal study and provide it with its theoretical underpinnings

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        Relación del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho.

      1788 - Relación del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho. Trabajada de orden del Rey.– Madrid : Por la viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañía, 1788.– 4 h., xvi, 359 p., 2 h. , 128 p, mapas pleg., tablas pleg., retrato ; 25 cm.–Al final: Apéndice a la relación del viage al Magallanes de la fragata de guerra Santa María de la Cabeza, que contiene el de los paquebotes Santa Casilda y Santa Eulalia para completar el reconocimiento del estrecho en los años 1788 y 1789. Trabajado de orden superior.– Madrid : Imprenta de la viuda de D. Joaquín Ibarra, 1793.– 2h., 128p. : mapa pleg. Descripción de las ilustraciones, mapas y tablas: 1 retrato previo a la portada: Ferdin Magallanus. Superatis Antarctici Freti Angustiis Clarissimus. Ferdin Selma, delit. et incid. anno 1788.- 1 mapa plegado, intercalado entre las páginas XVI y 1: Carta esférica de la parte Sur de la América Meridional en la qual se ha colocado el Estrecho de Magallanes por el resultado de la última expedición y los demás puntos según las mejores noticias de los viajeros antiguos y modernos que los han reconocido. Año 1788.- 1 tabla plegada, página 71, reverso en blanco: Viage de ida. Tabla, que manifiesta el estado del Termómetro de Reaumur, y la situación de la Fragata a las 12 del día: la alteración de la estima en rumbo y distancia, deducida por el cotejo del punto de estima con el de observación: las mutaciones del tiempo; y algunas variaciones de la Aguja, determinando el parage que fueron observadas.-1 tabla plegada, página 72, reverso en blanco: Continuación del viage de ida.-1 tabla plegada, página 73, reverso en blanco: Viage de vuelta.-1 tabla plegada, página 74, reverso en blanco. Continuación del viage de vuelta.-1 mapa plegado, entre página [160] y 161: Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes, construida por el Comandante, Oficiales y Pilotos de la Fragata de S.M. Sta. María de la Cabeza. Año 1788. Nota: Los Cabos o Puntas cuyas Longitudes son observadas Astronómicamente van señaladas con * en sus respectibos lugares: las deducidas de las Bases y Angulos medidos desde diferentes Parages con **: las Latitudes observadas en tierra con quarto de círculo se señalan con ***: las observadas desde la mar con ****; y las que no tienen señal son combinadas por enfilaciones, y marcaciones. Escrita por . Droüet.- 1 mapa plegado, insertado al final del texto, previo al Apéndice : Primer plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786.-1 mapa plegado, insertado al final del texto, previo al Apéndice: Segundo plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786.-1 tabla plegada, página 98, reverso en blanco: Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. Tabla que manifiesta el estado del Termómetro de Fahrenheit y la situación del Paquebot Santa Casilda a las 12 del día: la alteración del rumbo y distancia de estima, deducida por el cotejo de ésta con las observaciones: las mutaciones del tiempo, y algunas variaciones de la ahuja, determinando el parage en que fueron observadas.-1 mapa plegado insertado al final del apéndice: Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes, desde el Pto. de Sn. Miguel hasta su desembocadura en el Océano Pacífico. Construida sobre las Observaciones echas en los Viages de 1786 y 1789. Grabado por D. Juan de la Cruz, Geógrafo de S.M.- Encuadernación de época. Excelente ejemplar, en condiciones inmejorables, tanto el papel como los mapas y la encuadernación. Una breve anotación manuscrita de época en borde superior derecho de la portada. Palau lo consigna como de: Jose de Vargas Ponce, con el número 352514 y el Apéndice con el número 352515. Dice Palau : El derrotero, paginas 92 a 158, se debe a Dionisio Alcalá Galiano y Alejandro Belmonte; y los mapas al Piloto Joaquín Camacho. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dash

      Published by S. Gilpin Knightsbridge, & R. Pollard, N. 15 Braynes Row Spa Fields, London 1788 - A dramatic portrait of Dash, Colonel Thornton's prized pointer, after a painting by Sawrey Gilpin. Sawrey Gilpin studied art under Samuel Scott, the well-known landscape painter. He devoted himself to sporting art and developed a keen eye and hand for horse portraiture. In 1773 he was made a Director of the Society of Artists, and in the following year he was elected President. Gilpin caught the eye of Colonel Thornton who became his chief patron, commissioning such noted paintings as "The Death of the Fox," which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793. This striking image is a portrait of Colonel Thornton's treasured hound Modish, and is one of two portraits painted by Gilpin of Thornton's hunting dogs. Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes produced many prints together with Pollard doing the etching and Jukes the aquatinting. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, 124-125. Engraving and aquatint. With hand colour. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light scuffing in the margins.

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        Lettre à la Chambre du commerce de Normandie ; Sur le mémoire qu'elle a publié relativement au Traité de commerce avec l'Angleterre.

      - Rouen et Paris, Moutard, 1788. In-8, demi-veau de l'époque à coins, dos lisse orné de filets gras dorés, pièce de titre de veau havane, 285 p. (qqs rouss.) Edition originale et unique ancienne. Dupont de Nemours prend la défense du traité de libre-échange qui venait d'être conclu entre la France et l'Angleterre (traité d’Eden-Rayneval du 26 septembre 1786) dans une atmosphère très largement hostile. Il répond à des "Observations de la Chambre de commerce de Normandie" qui attaquaient violemment le traité (p. 1-91) puis consacre le reste de l’ouvrage à un important appareil d’essais et de pièces justificatives, sur le change, l’étendue du commerce franco-anglais, la balance du commerce ou les manufactures normandes, ensemble illustré de statistiques. Très défavorable à la France du fait de son retard industriel, le traité provoqua une invasion de produits textiles anglais moins chers et souvent de meilleure qualité, et, dans le climat prérévolutionnaire, des émeutes et bris de machines. En même temps, il conduisit la France à encourager la modernisation rapide de son industrie. L’ouvrage contribua à renforcer les positions de Dupont de Nemours qui fut nommé Conseiller d'Etat et attaché à Calonne et à d'Ormesson. (Einaudi, 1667. Frère, I, 406. Goldsmiths, 13576. Kress, B.1404. Schelle, 30) Bon exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      London. 1787-1788. - Volumes two and three only (of three). [4],451;[2],528,[36]pp. Contemporary calf, gilt morocco spine labels. All boards present, though front board detached on volume two and rear board detached on volume three. Lightly tanned. Good. Lacks the first volume. In a half morocco clamshell case. This set bears the ownership signature of Charles Adams (1770-1800), second son of President John Adams, who was the author of this work. The second volume bears a presentation inscription from Charles Adams on the front pastedown. There is also an inscription on a front fly leaf of volume three reading "Uranian Society from Charles Adams," likely in the hand of another person. Though we cannot be certain, it is quite possible that President Adams himself gave these volumes to his son, Charles. At the age of nine Charles Adams travelled with his father and his older brother, John Quincy, to Europe, returning to America two years later. He graduated from Harvard in 1789 and moved to New York, where his father had assumed the position of George Washington's Vice President. Charles lived with his parents for a time when he initially moved to New York, studied law for three years (for a brief period in the office of Alexander Hamilton), established a practice in New York in 1792, and married in 1795. Ultimately, Charles was a disappointment to his father, living a dissolute life and dying of complications of alcoholism at the age of thirty. The Uranian Society, to which these volumes were at some point given by Charles Adams, was a debating society under the auspices of Columbia College, and existed in New York from circa 1788 to circa 1794. Records show that Charles Adams was a member, and he likely donated these volumes to the Society in an effort to develop their collection of useful books. Both volumes also have the ownership signature of William Stuart, also a member of the Uranian Society, who likely acquired them when the Society disbanded. This set lacks the first volume, and it is unlikely that we will ever know for certain whether John Adams personally presented these volumes to his struggling young son, Charles. It is known that John Adams provided financial support to his sons, John Quincy, Charles, and Thomas, especially when they were struggling early in their professional lives. Further, biographer Joseph Ellis notes that John Adams "sold his own horses in order to purchase the most up-to-date law books for Charles." When the transfer of the seat of government caused John Adams to move to Philadelphia, he carried on a lengthy correspondence with Charles, asking his opinion on legal issues and recommending readings to further and broaden his education. It is not a wild conjecture to suppose that, having likely given Charles a copy of the book when it was initially published in a one-volume edition in London in 1787, John Adams supplied his son with these two volumes when they were subsequently published. The second and third volumes of the complete first edition of one of the most important and widely read of the many writings of the important Revolutionary figure and second President. These second and third volumes, issued later, contain descriptions of the Italian republics of the Middle Ages as well as a lengthy analysis of "the Right Constitution of a Commonwealth." At the time Adams wrote this work he was serving as the first United States Ambassador in England, an uncomfortable position for a recent rebel, but he was ever ready to argue the American point of view. The book was popular and went through numerous editions; its issuance as the Federal Constitutional Convention was assembling added to its popularity and resulted in several American reprintings; according to the DAB, "its timeliness gave it vogue." Later, Adams' detractors sought to find in it a hidden desire for a monarchy. HOWES A60, "aa." SABIN 233. DAB I, p.76.

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        THE COMPLEAT IRISH TRAVELLER containing A general Description of the most Noted Cities, Towns, Seats, Buildings, Loughs &c. in the Kingdom of Ireland, Interspersed with Observations on the Manners, Customs, Antiquities, Curiosities and Natural History of that Country. Vol. I. Illustrated with Elegant Copper Plates.

      Printed for the proprietors and Sold by the Booksellers price 14s. Bound., London 1788 - Copperplates (18 + engraved titlepage with Irish view) inc. 8 large folding plates & maps by Charles Smith (1715?-1762) and Anthony Chearnley, engraved by Giles King, S. Wheatley & Thos Chambers. Octavo leather spined dark green papered boards with paper title label (rebacked & recornered) 188pp last leaf lacking but supplied in MS facsimile. Six leaves with central brown stain, map of Waterford with paper repairs to blank verso, otherwise remarkably clean and tight. *Includes 8 beautifully engraved large folding views of Waterford, Dungarvan, Youghal, Cork, Kinsale & Lismore and large folding maps of Waterford & Cork, evidently printed from the original plates of Charles Smith's Histories of Waterford and of Cork (1746, 1774). Very scarce - only 4 copies have appeared at auction in the last 30 years, and this copy of Vol I has more plates than all but one of the 2-volume sets listed by ABPC. Collates as Vol I of the same edition in Trinity College Dublin, which also has the plates from Smith's Histories. The second volume was shorter, only 74pp and up to 6 plates (cf. ESTC T85086 which like this is only Vol I, but T85086 has only 7 single and 3 double page plates so 8 less than this and the Trinity College Dublin copy). 1 volume.

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        Sacred to Cook's immortal name

      London: circa, 1788. Engraved view with poem, 195 x 105 mm., laid down on card. Cook's immortal name. Rare Cook engraving, with commemorative poem, after a drawing by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834). Stothard was elected to the Royal Academy in 1794 and often collaborated with William Blake, although the present engraving is by T. Cook. Coxhead, who wrote the standard monograph on Stothard, gives a tentative date of 1788 and described it as a 'frontispiece of allegorical character, showing a bust of Captain Cook, round which are three naked cupids, and a figure, holding a scroll, pointing to a temple of fame' (A.C. Coxhead, Thomas Stothard, R.A., p. 168). Beddie knew three copies of the print, all in the Dixson collection of the State Library of New South Wales, and she gives the image the nominal title 'Philosophy inviting Youth to the heights of science: allegorical representation with bust of Cook.' A copy of the image is also known in the Nan Kivell collection at the National Library of Australia.

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        A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, Whereby is Clearly Shewn, From Actual Experiments, That Steam May be Applied to Propel Boats or Vessels of Any Burthen Against Rapid Currents With Great Velocity. The Same Principles are Also Introduced with Effect, by a Machine of a Simple and Cheap Construction, for the Purpose of Raising Water Sufficient for the Working of Grist-Mills, Saw-Mills, &c. and for Watering Meadows and Other Purposes of Agriculture

      printed by Joseph James, Philadelphia 1788 - Contemporary paper wrappers, early manuscript title on upper wrapper, uncut (wrappers with repaired tears) Provenance: W.H.H. Newman (Buffalo, New York, bookplate and signature on title) Second edition, second issue of this important early pamphlet on steam navigation by one of the two American steam pioneers. James Rumsey's pamphlet was first published under a slightly different title ( A plan wherein the power of steam is fully shewn. ) in 1788. It was then reprinted with this title, in two different issues (the first with the word 'chep' on the title, the second with the word correctly spelled, as here). Rumsey states in the "Advertisement" on the verso of the title that this pamphlet is reprinted from "a pamphlet published in Virginia, to prove the authors prior right of applying steam, to propel boats &c. as well as to establish the principles on which he has done it, a few copies were then thought sufficient for that purpose, but as Mr. Fitch intends to answer the pamphlet, it is therefore necessary to re-publish as much of it as respects Mr. Fitch, which is done with no other variation, from the original, than to correct a few of the omissions and mistakes that were introduced into the first publication". Rumsey and John Fitch entered into a controversy over whose steam-powered boat had priority. Fitch was the first to publicize his invention and obtained a 14-year privilege for the manufacture of steam vessels, giving him a virtual monopoly on its production in America. Rumsey's pamphlet prompted John Fitch to reply by publishing his Original steamboat supported , (1788) in which Fitch attacked Rumsey's claim to priority. Though neither man was financially successful, Fitch went on to inaugurate the first commercial steamboat service on the Delaware River in 1790. Evans 21442; Norman 1859; Sabin 74128; Streeter sale 3961; Rink 2924; Howes R499 'b'. (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches). [1-]26 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pair of Prints] To the Right honorable William Pitt . this Accurate Perspective View of the Outside [. this Accurate Perspective View of Inside] of the Royal Exchange, in London, is . Dedicated, by . J. Chapman

      published & sold by Mr. Chapman, London 1788 - A famous pair of engravings of the second Royal Exchange by Bartolozzi, one of the greatest engravers of his age. The first image is of the exterior on Cornhill, the second of the interior. There have been three Royal Exchanges, each of which in their heyday were at the heart of what the City of London does best: commerce. The first, based on the Antwerp Bourse was built at the expense of Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565 (the Grasshopper on the top of the present Exchange recalls Gresham's family crest). The site was provided by the Corporation of the City of London and the Mercer's Company. Roughly triangular, it is formed by the converging streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle Street. The present image is of the second exchange. Built on the same site after the Great Fire of London, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669. This too was destroyed by fire on 10 th January 1838. The present exchange, still at the heart of the City of London, built to a design by Sir William Tite was opened in 1845. Heywood's lines about the first Exchange are equally apt for the second: "Not in my life; yet I have been in Venice, In the Rialto there, called Saint Mark's; 'Tis but a bauble, if compared to this. The nearest, that which most resembles this, Is the great Burse in Antwerp, yet no comparable Either in height or wildeness, the fair cellarage, Or goodly shops above. Oh my Lord Mayor, This Gresham hath much graced your city, London; His fame will long outlive him." (Thomas Heywood If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody part 2 ). Remarkably, the printing plates for both these images still exist and re-strikes are available. The present examples are the "real thing" and not modern reprints. Copper engravings by Bartolozzi after Chapman & Lutherburgh. Expert restoration to margins. Sheet sizes: 18 3/4 x 23 inches and 19 x 23 3/8 inches.

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        The Works of Nathaniel Lardner DD in Eleven Volumes (complete)

      J Johnson, London 1788 - 'containing credibility of the gospel history; Jewish and heathen testimonies; history of heretics; and his summons and tracts; with general chronological tables and copious indexes. To the first volume is prefixed the Life of the Author, by Andrew Kippis DD FRS and SA'. Half bound in calf with marbled boards and edges, gilt titling to spines. Leather has dried out, and all volumes are rubbed and worn on boards and extremities, some volumes have been crudely restored. Contents of all volumes are intact, with a little browning to prelims, but text is clean, bright and free from foxing. There is a very neat small signature of 'Richd Kirwan' in beautiful copperplate on the title pages. Volume 1 has been crudely rebacked and given new white end papers; original spine has been relayed with a protective coating (possibly varnish) applied. Volume 2 has not been restored, leather at top and tail of spine pulling but all binding intact; ffep almost detached, otherwise volume 2 is in good condition. There is an attempted repair to spine of volume 3, one of end papers detached, brown marks to title page. Volumes 4 and 5 have not been restored, only some protective varnish(?) applied to leather. Volume 6 has been rebacked with white leather, not dyed, original spine relayed, there is significant loss of original spine, approx 14 cms preserved but this does include the titling; end papers not replaced so boards are tight to open. Volume 7 - no restoration, varnish to leather; spine is little more worn than other volumes - leather is pulling at top and tail; title page is detached along approx 2/3rd of its length. Volume 8's spine is worn, with pulling of leather at top and loss an area 2cm x 1cm at the base. Volume 9 has foxing to end papers and prelims; one end paper and title page are detached but present. Volume 10 has been crudely rebacked, relaying original spine on new leather. Volume 11 has also been rebacked with original spine laid on; new cream end papers onto which title page has been tipped. Overall the condition of the bindings are reflective of age and crude restoration however the contents of this set are in good condition.

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        BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE GANZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DES ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS. WIE SOLCHE VON HERRN DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER IN JAHR CHRISTI 1522. IN UNSERE TEUTSCHE MUTTERSPRACHE ZU UBERSETZEN ANGEFANGEN, 1543.

      In Verlegung Der Johann Andrea Endterischen Bandlung, Nurnberg 1788 - Blind-stamped covers over wooden boards. Panelled spine. Three of the metal clasps remain, but without the catches. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette. Full-page engraving of Martin Luther seated at his desk. Eleven full-page engravings of the Dukes of Saxony, each with a facing page of biography. Six full-page engravings of biblical persons and events. Numerous text illustrations throughout. Pages show some browning at periphery with light to moderate foxing. Four of these Bibles have sold at auction in the past 25 years. Worldcat shows twelve libraries worldwide with a listing. A well-preserved reprint edition of the Martin Luther Bible printed in 1534. Martin Luther (1483-1546) began translating the Bible into German in 1521. His reasoning was to make the Bible more accessible to all the Germanic people. He used Erasmus' second edition (1519) of the Greek New Testament rather than the Vulgate which was the official Latin translation used by the Catholic Church. This task required a collaborative effort by Luther, Johannes Bugenhagen, Philipp Melanchthon, Georg Rorer, Caspar Creutziger, Justus Jonas. The Luther Bible by reason of its widespread circulation was largely responsible for the formation the modern German language by standardizing its usage rather than using the many disparate dialects. 1034pp. Text in German. Postage will be extra due to the size of this tome. Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idées sur le geste et l'action théatrale; - suivies d'une lettre, du même auteur, sur la peinture musicale. Le tout traduit de l'allemand

      Paris: Chez Barrois, 1788-1789. First edition in French. 2 vols., 8vo. Avec trente-quatre planches. 34 finely etched plates by Copia, EXQUISITELY COLORED by a contemporary hand. [4], 324; [4], 295 pp. Contemporary tan polished calf, triple gilt- filet borders, smooth spines richly gilt with 2 black leather spine label, by Bozerien jeune. Cohen-De Ricci 346-347; Brunet III 982; Magriel, p. 179 . An extremely rare, if not unique copy of Engel's classic treatise on acting, with the plates colored by hand. This is the very scarce first French edition of Engel's famous Ideen Zu Einer Mimik, first printed in German in 1785-86, and one of the most important works on the theory and psycho-physiology of acting. Engel (1741-1802) was a German philosopher who was professor of moral philosophy in the Joachimstal Gymnasium in Berlin, and, following that, tutor to the crown prince of Prussia, the future Frederik William III. In 1787 he became director of the Royal Theater in Berlin, where he wrote many plays which enjoyed considerable success, as well as many essays on aesthetic subjects ONE OF A VERY FEW COPIES WITH HAND-COLORED PLATES

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        ALMANACH Royal, année 1788.

      Paris, Vve d'Houry & Debure 1788 - in-8, 716 pp., maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs aux caissons fleurdelysés dorés, plaque Dubuisson sur les plats, armes aux centres, roulette dorée sur les coupes et int., tranches dorées, gardes moirées bleues (reliure de l'époque). Discrets trous de ver au dos, les coins sup. usés, très léger manque à la coiffe sup. Aux armes de M. de Verdun, surintendant des finances du comte d'Artois de 1791 à 1821. Il s'agit ici du second fer apposé postérieurement à la Restauration, lorsque notre amateur se reconstitua une bibliothèque, de retour en France. M. de Verdun avait vendu tous ses livres en 1790 avant de partir en émigration. Guigard, pp. 464-2. Bel exemplaire malgré les défauts signalés.

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        Defence of usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains in a series of letters to a friend. To which is added, a letter to Adam Smith, Esq.; LL. D. On the Discouragements.....Inventive Industry, by-

      Dublin, Printed for Messrs. D. Williams, Colles, White, Byrne, Lewis, Jones and Moore, 1788.. The titlepage shows 1788. (VI), 232 pp. Contemporary full calf (expertly rbkd.) with blindruled spine & blindstamped letterpiece (title still -but hardly-readable). Binding rbbd., crnrs bit worn. Inner joints reinforced. * Most probably the second edition in the year following the 1787 (first) edition, according to Lowndes who gives 1791 for the 2nd. edition.In places marginally waterstained & some foxing. On title-page contemporary previous owner's signature in ink: "Mark Rochfort".

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        Almanach Royal, Année Bissextile M. DCC. LXXXVIII, présenté à Sa Majesté Pour La Permière Fois En 1699

      Debure, Gendre De Feu M. d'Houry, Paris 1788 - in-8 Plein maroquin rouge. Triple filet sur les plats. Dos long décoré d'amphores et du lyres. Pièces de titre. Roulette sur les contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. 716 p. Bon exemplaire. Reliure et intérieur en bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief Deductions Relative to the Aid and Supply of the Executive Power, According to the Law of England. In Cases of Infancy, Delirium, or Other Incapacity of the King. Second Edition

      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1788 - Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards; a very nice, clean copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beskrivelse over Staden Kallundborg tilligemed Hans Jakob Paludans Levnetsbeskrivelse.

      . Kbhvn.: Sebastian Popp 1788. Med kobberstukket frontispice og foldet kort over byen. (12) + LXXXVIII + 296 + (2) s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med rygforgyldning. * Trykt pa lyseblat skrivepapir. Bogen er udarbejdet efter forfatterens faders efterladte samlinger. Bibl. Dan. II, 681..

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        MÉMOIRES SUR LES HOPITAUX DE PARIS [E.O] 15 très grandes planches dépliantes.

      Pierres 1788 - Paris, de l'imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, 1788, fort in-4°, (8)-LXXIV-472 pp. -- Cartonnage d'attente frotté avec manque de papier. A toutes marges. En partie non coupé. 15 très grandes planches dépliantes et 2 tableaux. *** C'est déjà vers les années 1750, que Jacques René Tenon, soumet à Pichault de La Martinière, alors premier chirurgien du Roi, les plans de réforme du service des hôpitaux qu'il avait médités depuis sa jeunesse. La Martinière acheta les bâtiments propres à fonder un nouvel hôpital et Tenon en dirigea l'installation. Ce fut la première maison hospitalière établie conformément aux principes élémentaires de la science. La comparaison détermina le gouvernement à demander une enquête sur l'Hotel-Dieu, où plusieurs malades se trouvaient souvent dans le même lit et où la mortalité était effrayante. Louis XVI ordonna enfin, en 1785, à l'Académie des Sciences de lui faire un rapport sur tous les hôpitaux de Paris. Tenon et sept autres membres de l'Académie (dont Daubenton, Lavoisier, et de la Place) s'y attellèrent. Ce fut l'occasion pour lui de publier ses cinq célèbres mémoires que renferme notre ouvrage. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. *** Reforms quickly followed Tenon's disclosures of the dreadful conditions prevailing in the hospitals of Paris in the 18th century. He was also instrumental in the foundation of a special hospital for children. (G&M) FIRST EDITION. ** Références : Garrison & Morton 1600 ; Norman 2061 ; Norman, vente 820 ; Blake, p.447 ; Waller 9516. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original watercolor created for manuscript folio The Felidae

      - Original watercolor created for the manuscript folio The Felidae. Cat Kind 19th Century Watercolor over graphite Each numbered and annotated in pencil Framed size: 15 measuring 27" x 24"; 2 measuring 24" x 27" Provenance: H. Bradley Martin The expansion of trade and growing exploration of the world, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, brought about a growing interest in the exotic with wild animals being captured and returned to Europe as both objects of curiosity and scientific specimens. In Britain, the eminent doctor William Hunter led the way in the study of these animals, acquiring not only living specimens but also assembling a considerable collection of paintings. The field was also aided by the foundation of the Linnaean Society in 1788, named after the creator of the now universal system of nomenclature for plants and animals. This institution expressly encouraged ‘the cultivation of the Science of Natural History in all its branches.’ Interest extended beyond scientific study to the general public at large and a menagerie was established at Exeter Change in the Strand by Pidock, a trader in wild animals. This proved to be exceptionally popular with the London public and artists frequently used it as a source for their paintings and drawings. Publications also fed the public interest in the exotic and perhaps Samuel Howitt’s Oriental Field Sports, is the finest example of this kind. Howitt, along with Charles Hamilton Smith, contributed to the stunning images of cats to be found in the manuscript Felidae. Smith, a lieutenant colonel in the army, seems to have specialized in the depiction of exotic animals perhaps reflecting his military career as the British Empire expanded. A collection of 64 of his drawings, depicting hunting scenes in Africa, North and South America, Ceylon, Australia, the Antarctic and Artic, can be found in the Paul Mellon Collection. Felidae was perhaps intended for eventual publication and reflects the work of scientists, such as the above-mentioned William Hunter, who specialized in comparative anatomy. However, the illustrations are more than just anatomical studies as they elegantly meld the art of watercolor painting with that of science to create enduring images with aesthetic appeal. The cats are skillfully placed within suitable landscapes to replicate their natural habitats and each animal possesses an element of animation reflecting their innate physical movement.

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        Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrional où l'on traite des établissements des treize colonies & de leurs dissensions avec la Grande Bretagne, de leurs gouvernements avant et après la révolution, &c. Par un Citoyen de Virginie. Avec quatre Lettres d'un Bourgeois de New-Heaven (sic) sur l'unité de la législation.

      Froullé 1788 - - Froullé, Colle (Toscane) & Paris 1788, (13x20cm), (4) xvi 384pp., (4) 259pp. (1), (4) 292pp., (4) 366pp., 4 tomes en 4 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale. Pleine Basane marbrée Empire fauve. Dos lisse très orné de Grecques, et roulettes, fers de cornes d'abondance. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons dans une basane plus claire. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Quelques coins émoussés. Un accroc à la coiffe de tête du tome 3. L'ouvrage fut à l'origine conçu comme une réponse à L'histoire philosophique et politique de Raynal, et de ce fait, de nombreuses pages reprennent et critiquent son oeuvre , les Recherches historiques et politiques sont sans aucun doute l'un des livres les plus importants sur l'histoire des jeunes États-Unis, traitant de la guerre d'indépendance, de l'histoire des colonies, du droit, des Quakers, du climat, du travail, de l'esclavage. Filippo Mazzei fut un physicien et un horticulteur italien, il se rendit en Virginie en 1773 afin d'introduire la culture de vergers (olive, vigne, fruits.) en Amérique. Voisin de Thomas Jefferson, il se lia d'amitié avec lui , les renseignements et l'aide qu'il aurait fourni à Mazzei auraient joué un rôle non négligeable dans la rédaction du livre. Il fut un partisan de l'indépendance, et fut chargé de trouver des fonds en Europe pour aider la Virginie. Il quitta plus tard les Etats-Unis pour travailler en Europe de l'Est. L'ouvrage contient entre autres les Reflexions rédigées à l'occasion du Mémoire sur la manière dont la France & l'Espagne doivent envisager les suites de la querelle entre la Grande-Bretagne & ses Colonies (volume 3, pages 217-282), by A.R.J. Turgot, qui paraissent ici pour la première fois , Turgot y prévoit l'indépendance des colonies. Les lettres d'un bourgeois sont de Condorcet. (4) xvi 384pp., (4) 259pp. (1), (4) 292pp., (4) 366pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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