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      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Small hole on one leaf with loss of a few words; another leaf with clean tear and no loss. Light browning throughout. The G signature for Issue Two is duplicated at Issue Four with the resulting loss of the G signature for the latter issue. Front cover holding by two cords with the front edge darkened as is the spine. The leather is dry but has been treated and is now stable. Good to Very Good overall. Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") bound in contemporary tree calf with a gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine label. Includes the July - December 1788 issues of this, one of the most important miscellaneous magazines of the eighteenth century. The subscriber's list includes George Washington and many of the important figures in early American history. Contains much related to the new country including the Bill of Rights, Constitutional Amendments, and the various states' ratification of the Constitution. Also articles on slavery and other matters. Early bookplate of the Library of the German Society on the front pastedown over two other early bookplates, one apparently another Philadelphia institution and the other a mystery; early ink library numbers on the front endpaper.

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        Principia systematis chirurgiae hodiernae in usum publicum et privatum adornata (exemplaire du Dr. Denuce)

      Chr. Gottlob Proft. 1788 Deux volumes reliés demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge, XL-687 [1] pages et XXIV [1]-700-[12] pages. Bien complet des deux vignettes. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. 8vo. xl, 687, [1]; xxiv, 700, [12] pp. Each volume with engraved vignette titles. First edition of this celebrated work of surgery, considered by Hirsch as the outstanding medical textbook in Europe and the most comprehensive book on operative surgery of its time. This work is encyclopedic in scope and covers virtually every subject and procedure known, including cancers of the breast and testicles, the use of electricity in surgery, the origins and treatments of pain, and of special interest, a section on the nature of epilepsy. Les coiffes sont légèrement émoussées sans manques aucun et deux coins un peu cornés. Quelques rousseurs éparses légères Bon exemplaires, couvertures rigides. Editions originales

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

      London:. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. This view of Taloo Harbor on Moorea, French Polynesia, depicts the Discovery & Resolution at anchor, with many native watercraft, and some of Cook's crew on shore. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The extremely rare life time edition was self- published by Webber and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". It is a soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Chap V. Impression mark 450 x 320 mm with large margins, a couple of small foxing spots at sky border but overall in excellent condition. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.138A. & (with)& the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Ch. V. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.138b. The accompanying letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Text with faint offsetting o/w both in very good condition.

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        The English Art of Cookery, According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, On a Plan Entirely New; Consisting of Thirty-Eight Chapters, Containing, Proper Directions for Marketing, and Trussing of Poultry, etc. etc. With Bills of Fare for Every Month in the Year, Neatly and correctly engraved on TWELVE COPPER PLATES.

      Printed for G. J. and J. Robinson Pater-Noster Row. London First edition. 8vo 1788 - pp. iv, xx, 656. 12 engraved plates. Contemporary sheep newly rebacked, single pin-hole worm trace in the lower corner of the first 29 leaves, the same in the upper corner of the last 94 leaves, the final few leaves with a fine trace of worming in the fore-edge margin, occasional foxing, overall a very good copy, the worming quite unobtrusive. *With this ink inscription on the front paste-down - 'The Gift of Mrs. Wilkinson of Plas Grono to Mary Peters of Minera July Anno Domini 1804'. The donor was most likely the wife of JOHN WILKINSON (1728 - 1808), a pioneer of the modern, mechanized iron trade. He was born at Clifton, Cumbria, in 1728, educated at the Dissenting Academy of Caleb Rotherham at Kendal and worked with his father Isaac, in the family iron-works, from c.1748. He subsequently moved to the Midlands and established his own iron-works. In 1753 his father took a lease of the Bersham, Wrexham, furnace and with his wife and younger children took residence at Plas Grono, on the Erthig estate. John Wilkinson returned to the family enterprise and went to live in Wrexham. Using ironstone from Llwyn Einion and coal from Ponciau , the firm made all manner of iron goods. Isaac failed (c. 1761), and with John at the head of the new firm, New Bersham Co., became the leading manufacturer of ordnance for the Government [See National Library of Wales, Dictionary of Biography]. The recipient, Mary Peters, is not known, but Minera, near Mold, was the site of lead-mining activity - John Wilkinson was unsuccessful in his attempts to re-open the Minera lead-mines. ESTC gives four UK locations and 3 in the USA.

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        THE DANCES OF DEATH Through the Various Stages of Human Life; Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Farty six Copper Plates; Done from the Original Designs Which Were Cut in Wood and Afterwards Painted By John Holbein

      1788: W.DARLING, ADVOCATES CLOSE The Dances of Death, Through the Various Stages of Human Life. Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Forty-six Copperplates, done from the Original Designs which Were Cut in Wood, and Afterwards Painted By John Holbein..... Edinburgh. Printed By W. Darling, Advocates Close, 1788. First Deuchars Edition. 8vo. [4], 46pp. With frontispiece portrait of Deuchars, portrait of Holbein, extra-engraved French title, and 48 etchings FOR A TOTAL OF 51 ETCHING. NOT EVEN ANOTHER ONE AVAIALBLE. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with original spine and a new morocco lettering-piece laid down. Rubbed, with loss to corners. Hinges reinforced with buckram. Bookplate of Lieutenant General William Thornton M.P. to FEP. Sporadic marking and heavy foxing to text, with some offsetting to plates. Marginal paper repair to leaf D1. The first Deuchars edition of this classic of European medieval macabre, which rather disingenuously references the original illustrations of Hans Holbein as inspiration and source. David Deuchars (1743-1808), Goldsmith, seal engraved and amateur etcher produced this suite of 48 etchings without reference to the originals; 30 are copied from Wenceslaus Hollar's small suite of 1651, and 17 of the remainder from Hollar's own inspiration, Arnold Birckmann's woodcuts featuring in the 1551 edition. The French extra-engraved title is a copy of that present in the 1780 Mechel edition, altered to read 'D. Deuchar], is mistakenly dated 1786. The work would be entirely devoid of originality were it not for the frontispiece self-portrait and a likeness of Holbein that follows it. Known in two variants, with and without a nambed publisher to the imprint; this signed W. Darling is much rarer (meaning the name of the publisher on the title page) , with ESTC locating only two copies (BL and NLS).. FIRST DEUCHAR EDITION. Full-Leather. Very Good. Illus. by HANS (JOHN) HOLBEIN. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Théatre du monde.

      Chez Defer de Maisonneuve 1788 - - Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, A Paris _1788, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), 335pp. et 352pp. et 360pp. et 374pp., relié. - Réimpression de l'édition de 1775, illustrée de 20 belles figures par Moreau le Jeune et Marillier, gravées par De Longueil, Née. Plein Veau racinée d'époque. Dos lisse joliment orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rose et detomaison en maroquin noir. Manques en coiffe de tête du tome IV. 4 coins émoussés. Agréable compilation de textes tirés des auteurs de l'Antiquité et d'auteurs médiévaux et modernes, illustrant les vices et les vertus par des récits. Elle permet de prendre connaissance de textes oubliés de Diodore de Sicile, Pline. et de textes historiques du Moyen-âge. Très éducatif et tout à fait plaisant à la lecture. Livres à Figures 335pp. et 352pp. et 360pp. et 374pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Hunter

      London: Published by William Sharp, No. 8 Charles Street, Jan. 1, 1788. Copper engraving. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Slight paper discolouration due to sunning where a matt was in place. Two small skillfully mended tears on right and left margins. Laid on to archival backing paper for support. Image size: 16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches. 19 13/16 x 14 7/8 inches. This is a lovely impression of the most famous portrait of John Hunter, one of the three greatest surgeons in medical history. John Hunter is considered, with Ambroise Paré and Joseph Lister, as one of the three greatest surgeons of all time. After studying medicine, he spent the next twenty- five years as an anatomy and surgery instructor at St. Georges Hospital. It was here that Edward Jenner, the discoverer of vaccination, became one of his most prized students. He also served as a surgeon with the British army during the Seven Years' War. Hunter is credited with having raised English surgery from a mere "technical trade", to a skilled medical art. He rejected academic speculation and insisted on experimentation and direct observation. Hunter's most famous expression "Don't think, try", is an expression of this basic tenet. In addition to his medical achievements, Hunter was a prolific writer. He wrote important works on teeth (he coined the terms cuspids, bicuspids, molars, and incisors), sexually transmitted disease, and inflammation. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 2

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        Méchanique Analitique

      Paris: chez la Veuve Desaint, 1788 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (256x200 mm). xii, 512 pp., including the half title. Contemporary French mottled calf, blue edges, spine gilt (minor wear to extremities, boards lightly scatched), end papers glue stained at outer margins, interior clean and virtually unspotted. A next to pristine copy of this important work. ----- Dibner 112; Horblit 61; Norman 1257; Sparrow 120; Honeyman 1880; En Francais dans le texte 179. - FIRST EDITION OF LAGRANGE'S FOUNDATION WORK ON ANALYTICAL MECHANICS. Lagrange's masterpiece was an extension on Newton's work on mechanics. In it he moulded theoretical mechanics into a system from which fundamental equations describing the motions of any systems of bodies could be derived. To achieve this Lagrange combined the principle of virtual velocities with d'Alembert's principle. He thereby set down the principle of virtual velocities as applied to mechanics. In his preface, Lagrange draws attention to the absence of diagrams in the book, which he believed the lucidity of his own presentation had rendered superfluous. "With the appearance of the Mechanique Analitique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics 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... [it] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope" (DSB)..

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      Paris. 1788.. Four volumes. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Head of spine on second volume slightly chipped. Some occasional light foxing. A very good set. The author emigrated to America from Italy in 1773 to introduce the cultivation of grapes and olives to the United States. He became a neighbor of Jefferson in Virginia, settling near Monticello at Jefferson's request, and this association led to their long friendship and the author's acquaintance with Franklin and Adams. A staunch Republican, he took an active roll in the Independence movement. In this work Mazzei outlines the history of the American colonies, the causes of the Revolution, and the economy and government of the United States. Also discussed are Indians, slavery, emigration, and the Society of the Cincinnati. An important work which Dumas Malone characterizes as "probably the most reliable of all the works of the period on the United States." Jefferson aided Mazzei in the compilation of the work while acting as American minister in Paris. HOWES M456. SABIN 47206. MALONE, THOMAS JEFFERSON II, pp.109-10.

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        A Dissertation on the Influence of the Passions Upon the Disorders of the Body. Being the Essay to which the Fothergillian Medal was adjudged

      London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry; and J. Phillips, 1788. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Uncommon First Edition. William Falconer (1744-1824) was an English physician who was a frequent contributor of papers to learned societies on a range of medical subjects. He wrote on such topics as bath waters, nephritis, fevers, gout, and the influence of climate. This work was the first psychiatric prize essay awarded the Fothergillian Medal in 1787 by the Medical Society of London. Bound in contemporary mottled goatskin, with gilt ruled panels, raised spine bands, and embossed compartmental fleurons, with red leather spine label. Embossed library stamp to the title page and one internal page. There is light foxing throughout, and a few pages are neatly repaired at the gutters, else a handsome copy. 105 pages plus advertisements. MED/051612.

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        Marcus Herz Über Die Frühe Beerdigung Der Juden: an Die Herausgeber Des Hebräischen Sammlers

      Berlin; Bey Christian Friedrich Voss Und Sohn. 1788. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 60 pages. 21 cm. In German, with some French and Hebrew. Revised and enlarged from the 1787 1st edition. Engraving on title page by L. W. Chodowiecki. In original paper wrappers, printed on fine paper. Title translates as: “Marcus Herz on the Early Burial of the Jews: To the Editor of the Hebrew Collector. ” Hame’assef (Hebrew: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ; literally "the collector") , first Hebrew organ of the Haskalah. Founded in 1783 in Koenigsberg by pupils of Moses Mendelssohn, Hame'assef was devoted to the education of youth, the increased use of the Hebrew language, and raising the general cultural level of the people. Although the organ was planned as a monthly, it actually appeared as a quarterly whose numbers were collected into annual volumes. The first three volumes were published in Koenigsberg from 1783 to 1786; the next three in Berlin, 1788–90; four issues of the seventh volume in Breslau, 1794–97; and three volumes of the renewed Hame'assef in Berlin, Altona, and Dessau (1809–11) , after which it ceased publication. “Marcus Herz (1747–1803) , German physician and philosopher. Herz was born in Berlin, where his father was a Torah scribe. At the age of 15, Herz left for Koenigsberg, where he worked as a clerk. He attended lectures at the University of Koenigsberg from 1766 but had to stop in 1770 because of his financial situation. He became friendly with Immanuel Kant, who asked him to serve as his "advocate" on the occasion of his submitting his dissertation. In his book Betrachtungen aus der spekulativen Weltweishei (1771) Herz formulated his interpretation of Kant's views. In 1770 Herz returned to Berlin, where he joined Moses Mendelssohn 's circle. Supported by David Friedlander, he completed his medical studies at Halle. In 1774 he was appointed physician at the Berlin Jewish Hospital and was reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time. He married Henriette De Lemons from a Portuguese Jewish family from Hamburg. She was a social leader who gathered at her salon some of the most prominent intellectual figures in Berlin of her time and was known for her intellect. In 1777 Herz started lecturing in his home on philosophy and experimental physics. These lectures were attended by important persons, including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III. In 1787 the king of Prussia bestowed the title of "professor" on Herz with the right to receive an income for life. Kant corresponded with Herz for many years, and these letters are of great importance for understanding both the development of Kant's views before the publication of Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and the relationship between Kant and Salomon Maimon. Herz published several essays on philosophy and on the human soul. His Versuch ueber den Geschmack und die Ursachen seiner Verschiedenheit (1776) developed the conception of perfect beauty (in the spirit of Winckelmanns) . In 1786 Herz published his Versuch der Kuenste. In 1786 he published his Versuch ueber den Schwindel, and in 1777–84 his Briefe an Aerzte. At Mendelsshon's request he translated from English into German Vindiciae Juaeorum, a defense of Judaism by Manasseh Ben Israel. In his work Freimuetige Kaffeegesprache zweier juedischer Zuschauerinnen ueber Juden Pinkus (1772) , Herz criticized the self-hatred found among Jews. He also wrote, at the request of the editor of Ha-Me'assef, a pamphlet in which he argued against quick burial, the traditional custom among Jews. He was for a long time the unknown translator of the so-called "Prayer of the Jewish Physician, " attributed to Maimonides, from Hebrew into German. ” Subjects: Burial laws (Jewish law) . Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies. Burial, Premature. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Light foxing to wraps, with some tears along backstrip. Light soiling to title page. Edges of pages lightly bumped. Pages exceedingly clean and fresh, owing to the fine quality paper and preservation. Very good condition. (GER-40-1) .

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        Vaterlandschronik [ab 1790: Chronik]

      Stgt., Vlg. d. Kaiserl. Reichspostamtes 1788-1791.. 6 Bde. 1. Bd.: Jänner-Juni 1788 (Nr. I.-LII). 2. Bd.: Juli -Dezember 1788 (Nr. LIII.-C) u. Kunstblat zur Vaterlandschronik Nr. I, II. 3. Bd.: Juli-Dezember 1789 (Nr. LIII -CIV. 4. Bd.: Juli-Dezember 1790 (Nr. 54.-105). -5. Bd.: Jänner-Juni 1791 (Nr. 1.- 51). 6. Bd.: Juli-Dezember (Nr. 52-104). 8°. 420; Tit., 421-818, [28 S. Kunstblatt zur Vaterlandschronik, 6 doppelblgr. S. m. Notenbeispielen], (3) 434-908; (3) 459-892; 1-424 S.; (3) 425-852 S. Kart d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit., Bd. 3 m. Brandloch u. geringem Textverlust. 1 Vorderdeckel gelockert. 1 Titelbl. fehlt. H. G. Klein in Fischer, Dt. Zeitschr. 103 ff. - Die "Deutsche Chronik" erschien unter wechselnden Namen von 1774-1793 und wurde mit ener zehnjährigen haftbedingten Unterbrechung Schubarts (1777-1787) bis zu seinem Tode alleine verfaßt und herausgegeben. Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791), Dichter, Organist (in Ludwigsburg), Komponist und Journalist erlangte historische Bedeutung durch seine scharf formulierten sozialkritischen Schriften, mit denen er die absolutistische Herrschaft und deren Dekadenz im damaligen Herzogtum Württemberg öffentlich anprangerte. Hochinteressant ist besonders die in dieser Zeitschrift dargestelle Entwicklung der Französischen Revolution.

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      Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Bailey, 1788.. 29pp. Later plain gray wrappers. Scattered foxing on wrappers. Light occasional foxing. Else very good, with the bookplate of noted Americanist Michael Zinman on verso of front wrapper. This edition follows and enlarges upon the constitution of the Society as published in 1787. The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, was founded in 1774 by Anthony Benezet, and most of its members were Quakers. The officers of the Society included Benjamin Franklin as president, Benjamin Rush and Tench Coxe as secretaries, and Thomas Paine serving as clerk of the General Assembly. Franklin and Rush helped write the Society's constitution. Following the Society's constitution and list of officers, the present pamphlet reprints a series of acts governing slavery in Pennsylvania. These include "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery"; "An Act to give Relief to certain Persons taking Refuge in this State, with respect to their slaves"; and an additional act of March 1788 amending the original act for gradual abolition. This last act is prefixed by a report of the committee of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. In 1788, as a result of petitions from the Society, the Pennsylvania legislature amended the gradual abolition act of 1780, prohibiting the transportation of slave children or pregnant women out of Pennsylvania, making it illegal to build, outfit, or issue slave ships from Philadelphia, and imposing heavier fines for the kidnapping of slaves. EVANS 21381. NAIP w030522. DUMOND, p.91.

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        Essai sur le Phlogistique, et Sur la Constitution des Acides, Traduit de l'Anglois de M. Kirwan; Avec des Notes de MM. de Morveau, Lavoisier, de la Place, Monge, Berthollet, & de Fourcroy

      Paris: Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1788. First Edition. Very Good. xii, 344, [4] p.; 20 cm. Signatures: [pi]2 a4 A-X8 Y6 (8vo). Contemporary full tree calf with five spine compartments between gilt-tooled decoration. Red morocco label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Essais sur le Phlogist. Gilt-tooled decorative border on each board. Blind-tooled decoration on board edges. Marbled endpapers with a horizontal combed pattern. Woodcut title vignette, and head and tail pieces. Includes errata. Blank leaf following front free endpaper bears inscription dated 16 Sept. 1805 (30 Fructidor an treize) indicating that this was a prize book awarded to Louis Cornelissen, a student at Ecole de Medecine a' Gand, Departement de l'Escaut, by Professor of Chemistry P. Beyts. A translation into French by Madame Lavoisier of Richard Kirwan's Essay on Phlogiston, and the Constitution of Acids. Kirwan defended the theory of phlogiston (a now disproved scientific theory that had posited the existence of an element called "phlogiston," which was released during combustion). References: Duveen & Klickstein, no. 243; Cole, 721; Ferguson, p. 472. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed, in particular front joint; front board scraped; slight loss of leather at ends of spine; light foxing on first and last leaves; otherwise clean and bright.

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        Ueber geheime Gesellschaften, aus dem Französischen des Herrn Grafen (Josef Niklas) von Windischgrätz, mit Anmerkungen des Uebersetzers

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, (d. i. Nürnberg, Felßecker), 1788.. 126 S. Umschlag im Stil d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42784; Fromm 27347. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe und einzige mit den Anmerkungen von Adam Weishaupt. Graf Windischgrätz (1744-1802), Reichshofrat, 1770 auch Kämmerer Marie Antoinettes, war in seiner Jugend mit Joseph II. befreundet, lehnte später aber dessen Reformvorhaben grundsätzlich ab und mied den Kontakt zum Hof. Als Franz II. alle geheimen Gesellschaften verbot, machte der Graf dem Staat eine Schenkung von 30.000 Gulden. "Als philosophischer Schriftsteller bedauerte [er] den Ausbruch und den verderblichen Gang der französischen Revolution, allein er erkannte in ihr größtentheils eine Folge der Schwäche und Sittenlosigkeit der Bourbonen und der höheren Gesellschaftskreise Frankreichs ... Eine Aufforderung, für den Krieg gegen Frankreich zu spenden, lehnte er ab, zahlte aber für die gesammten Unterthanen seiner böhmischen Herrschaften den ausgeschriebenen Kriegszuschlag" (Wurzbach LVII S.60 f.). Der Graf stand in brieflichem Kontakt mit Kant und Condorcet. Epstein, Ursprünge des Konservativismus, S. 119 nennt ihn einen "frühen Verfechter der `Verschwörungstheorie`". Der Übersetzer Weishaupt, der Gründer des Illuminatenordens, bescheinigt dem Verfasser "edle Denkungsart" und hält die Begründung seiner Kritik für so relevant, dass er auf den Seiten 85 ff. detailliert darauf eingeht. Dazu liefert Weishaupt einen Beitrag zur Geschichte der geheimen Gesellschaften, in dem er den bis dahin unbekannten Gründungsaufruf einer Geheimgesellschaft aus früherer Zeit mitteilt. - Gutes Exemplar!

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        Les cinquante deux tableaux representant les faits les plus célebres du vieux et du nouveaux testament peints à freaques per Raphael d'Urbin aux voutes des galeries du Vatican gravés en taille douce par Secondo Bianchi

      chez Jean Scudellari,, A Rome, 1788 - Cm. 26,5 x 40, frontespizio, dedica, ritratto di Raffaello + 52 tavole. Legatura ottocentesca in percallina. Qualche rifioritura a rade tracce d'uso, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Interessante raccolta di tavole incise in rame da Secondo Bianchi che riproducono affreschi di Raffaello dipinti sulle volte delle Gallerie vaticane: vi sono narrati gli avvenimenti più famosi del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento. Cfr. Benezit II, p. 279: "Secondo Bianchi, graveur, actif à Rome aux XVIII e XIX siecles. On lui doit un certain nombre de gravures de reproduction, notamment une suite des Apotres ainsi que la serie des Costumes de Naples, executes pour la fabrique de porcelaine de Capodimonte".

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        The works of Alexander Pope, Esq : In six volumes complete. With his last corrections, additions, and improvements; ... printed verbatim from the octavo edition of Mr. Warburton

      London : printed for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington & Sons, B. White, T. Longman, B. Law [and 9 others in London], 1788. 1st Edition in this form. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT5459. Physical desc.: 6v.,plates ; 12°. Subject: English poetry - 18th century. Pastoral poetry, English - Early works to 1800. Very good copies all finely bound in full, contemporary tree calf. Gilt cross-bands with dark Morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        STRICTURES ON FEMALE EDUCATION: Chiefly as it Relates to the Culture of the Heart in Four Essays.

      First Edition. T. Cadell. (1788).. pp152. 8vo. With half title and end papers. Bookplate, inscription, some slight browning to end papers. A beautiful copy in contemporary tree calf, gilt panelled boards and spine. With the Armorial Bookplate of John Sneyd. Not in Rothschild. Not in the British Library catalogue. No copy through auction in 25 years In `Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature' Volume V. The only edition. Extremely Rare. US$0

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

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

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        The Gentle Shepherd. A Pastoral Comedy

      Glasgow: Foulis, 1788... 4to. (11.5 x 9.25 inches). pp.x + 111 + 17 [glossary] + 18 [engraved music]. B/w engraved portrait frontis + 12 aquatint plates, hors texte. Full original calf, title in black compartment to spine. Calf trifle marked and worn to corners. Armorial boookplate to front pastedown. Signature of Allardyce Nicoll to front free endpaper, written faintly and discretely in pencil [and scarcely legible]. Half-title, portrait, title, dedication, advertisement all present. Some staining to front of lower edge but curiously affecting bottom corner of plate margins only. No foxing or marks to textblock. Trifle light spotting here and there to plates. O/w clean and bright. David Allan artist. A very good copy indeed.

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        Principles of Military Movements, Chiefly Applied to Infantry Illustrated By Manoeuvres of the Prussian Troops, and By an Outline of the British Campaigns in Germany During the War of 1757. Together with an Appendix, Containing a Practical, Ectetera

      London: T. Cadell, 1788. Collation, viii, 267[1]88,ii[1]pp, 25 folding engraved plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, gilt title lettering. Calf light rubbed, a few small abrasion wear marks, small section of loss to marble paper on top board, rubbed along hinge joints. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, a few pages, ( about 10 ) with minor staining to margin, 1 plate also has staining on margin. Pages and engravings in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy.A3 . First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Relectio extemporanea ad explanationem legis Pamphilo xxxix. D. de legatis, et fideicommissis III [bound with] Alegato que en la oposición a la catedra de prima de leyes de la Real Universidad de San Marcos de Lima

      Remarkably rare Limenian imprint, containing precious data for the history, intellectual and moral development of Peru. 1788. Lima. Typographia Orphanotrophi, Iannes de Deo Correa. In folio (294 mm x 203 mm). 27 ff. + 20 ff. Contemporary limp vellum, a little soiled, else fine. Remarkably clean and fresh copy. First edition of both texts. Baquijano y Carrillo studied at the Seminary in Lima, where he later taught. In 1793, when leaving for Spain, the Inquisitors recommended not to lose sight of him, in regards to his unusual talent for science, his daring and inclined spirit towards novelties in literature and his notoriously relaxed attitude. According to Medina, these imprints had never been recorded before and contain ?datos preciosos para la historia y desenvlviemiento intellectual y moral del Perú? [precious data for the history and intellectual and moral development of Peru] (Medina, Lima, 1503). Medina, Lima, 1602 & 1603 (different collation for the first work, Medina quotes 30 folios between title, notes & errata, but the work is apparently complete).

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        Biblia latino-germanica 1788 - Die Göttliche Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache durchaus mit Erklärungen nach dem Sinne der heiligen römisch-katholischen Kirche, der heiligen Kirchenväter, und der berühmtesten katholischen Schriftausleger nebst eignen Bemerkungen erläutert von Heinrich Braun

      Augsburg, Rieger 1788 -1797. 22 cm. 13 Bände. Insgesamt über 9000 Seiten mit 2 gestochenen Frontispizes von A. Mayr und J. Verhelst, 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel, 1 Vignette und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Darlow / Moule 4352 Anmerkung - LThK II, 527 - Erstausgabe. Vollständige Ausgabe des Braunschen Bibelwerks. Mit dem Alten Testament begann Braun erst 1789; die Bände 6-10 des Alten Testaments wurden aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben. LThK weist nur die 10 Bände des Alten Testaments nach. Übersetzung, die auf der Vulgata und den Schriften der Kirchenväter und berühmter Schriftausleger beruht. "This, like other Roman Catholic versions of the period, is based on the Vulgata, but the original texts have not been neglected" (Darlow / Moule). "Pädagogisch ist er der bedeutendste Vertreter eines süddeutschen katholischen Philanthropinismus. Der Sprachverbesserung sollte auch seine deutsche Bibelübersetzung dienen" (LThK). Altes Testament: 10 Bände. Mit Frontispiz, 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel und 1 gestochenen Vignette. Kupfertafel: Lagerordnung der 12 Stämme. Band 10 mit Anhang von Laurentius Veith (Kanon der heiligen Schrift, Lesung der Bibel, Hermeneutik, etc.); Neues Testament: 3 Bände. Mit Frontispiz und 1 gefalteten Tabelle (Geschlechtstabelle Jesu). Berieben, teils bestoßen, vereinzelt Wurmspuren und Stockflecken, Stempel auf Titel, Neues Testament (3 Bände) abweichend gebunden - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        BORN, IGNAZ (EDLER von).

      Methode d'extraire les métaux parfaits des minérais et autres substances métalliques par le mercure. Wien, l'imprimerie de Gay, 1788. 4:o. (8),198,(2 blanka) s. & 21 utvikbara grav. plr. Svart hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och svagt rödstänkta snitt. Främre pärmen lite blekt upptill. Bra inlaga med endast några enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Från Biby.. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' library 13555. Översatt från "Über das Anquicken der gold- und silberhältigen Erze Rohsteine, Schwarzkupfer und Hüttenspeise" 1786. Planscherna graverade av J. Ziegler. Verket beskriver Borns (1742-91) nya betydelsefulla amalgeringsmetod. "Dictionary of scientific biography" skriver: "Born invented an amalgamation process for removing gold and silver from various ores. [...] The process was adopted in copper mines throughout Hungary, and Born was given a share of the savings occasioned by its use."

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        Untitled Decorative Medallion] [Pl. 33]

      - [London]: 1788. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition. 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches. 21 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand- coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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        Grammatica indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no imperio do gram Mogol: offerecida aos muitos reverendos padres missionarios do ditto imperio

      Estamperia da Sagrada Congregaça? de Propaganda Fide,, Rome 1788 - First edition, apparently reprinted at Lisbon in 1805. 8vo (190 × 125 mm), pp. 136, [2] (imprimatur). Woodcut ornament to title and elsewhere. Title and few other leaves lightly foxed, but generally clean. Nineteenth-century straight-grain green quarter morocco, spine gilt. Traces of old paper shelf labels to upper and lower covers. Slightly rubbed, further wear to lower corners. A good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia. Jan. 25, 1788.. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. Signed by Franklin on the bottom of the verso. Sheet lightly tanned, some greater darkening around the portion of Franklin's signature. Small strip of tissue along one of the vertical edges. Very good, in a half morocco box. An attractive example of Benjamin Franklin's signature from late in his life, when he served as President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This document is signed by Franklin on the verso. Elected to the Council in October 1785 and chosen its president, this position made Franklin, in effect, the governor of Pennsylvania, and he held the position until October 1788. He signed this document in that official capacity in January 1788, some eight months before the end of his tenure - his last position of public office before his death in 1790. Franklin's signature appears at the conclusion of a petition to the Supreme Executive Council from two Philadelphians, who were owed a large sum of money by a merchant of Pittsburgh. The petition asserts that William Tilton, formerly a merchant of Philadelphia but now doing business in Pittsburgh, was indebted to Willard and Gibbs "in the sum of two hundred pounds & upwards." Tilton declared bankruptcy on January 25, 1788. Willard and Gibbs ask the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth to form a commission to investigate the matter, to inspect Tilton's "body, lands, tenements, freeholds, and customary goods" to determine the extent of his liquidity in order to pay his creditors. Such an action was stipulated by Pennsylvania statutes in cases of bankruptcy. Below the petition, in the hand of Franklin's grandson, William Temple Franklin, is a manuscript note creating a commission consisting of Richard Bache (Franklin's son- in-law), Mathew Clarkson, George Hughes, Peter Boynton, and David Lenox. The document has been signed by Franklin beside this authorization, in the lower right corner of the verso of the document: "B. Franklin Presd."

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      London: Charles Dilly. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1788. Eleventh Edition. Hardcover. B/w maps; Width: 5.75" Height: 9"; 928 pages; A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. 20 foldout maps, all present as called for+ one non folding +chart [22 plates in all]. Front cover held by bonding cords. Front hinge also shows repair. Previous owner's signature appears in top margin of first page of introduction. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing. All called-for maps are present. Intact maps are well preserved. .

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        Les intrigues du cabinet des rats, apologue national, destiné à l'instruction de la jeunesse, & à l'amusement des vieillards

      Paris: Chez le Roi & la veuve Marchand, 1788. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). Frontis., iv, 148 pp.; illus. Uncommon illustrated variant of the classic fable of Reynard the Fox, featuring a copper-engraved frontispiece and 21 headpiece vignettes — these being large for "headpieces" and sometimes somewhat "Sendakian" in style! The preface cites the pan-European nature of the tale, and notes that this version was translated from the German. WorldCat locates only three copies in the U.S. Brunet, IV, 1224; Cohen, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siecle, 510–11; Lewine, Bibliography of eighteenth century art and illustrated books, 252. Later quarter oxblood morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; light wear to paper. Frontispiece mounted some time ago, title-page with short tear from lower margin, repaired; pages age-toned, with foxing and soiling/staining in various degrees throughout; despite flaws, a charmer. Uncut copy.

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        The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Guide: or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture, in the Newest and Most Approved Taste

      London: I. and J. Taylor, 1788. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. Folio (15" x 10"). George Hepplewhite died in 1786 as the plates were being engraved and the book was published by his widow, Alice. The book was very popular, running to three editions within the decade after Hepplewhite's death. This is perhaps the rarest of the three principle 18th century pattern books, Chippendale's and Sheraton's being more well known. This copy was found in poor condition and repaired and restored in 1968 by St. Michael's Abbey, Hants, England. Beautifully rebound in full brown calf with raised bands. The first 24 pages and the last three pages of this copy did not survive and were replaced with facsimiles from another copy of this work. There is some water staining to the first few extant pages and most pages have some foxing. The pages have not been trimmed. What appears to be the original owner's signature (John M. Creight) has survived and is included. Detailed digital images are available upon request.

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        LETTERS TO AND FROM THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. To Which Are Added Some Poems Never Before Printed. Published from the Original MSS. in Her Possession, by Hester Lynch Piozzi

      London: for A. Strahan and T. Cadell , 1788. 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, expertly and sympathetically refurbished at the backs, spines with red morocco lettering labels gilt lettered and with gilt ruled bands. xv, 397; xi, 424 pp. A handsome and clean set. Internally crisp, unpressed and well preserved. RARE, FIRST EDITION OF THE LETTERS TO AND FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON. Letters to and from the illustrious author of the great DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE published in 1755 and of a great many other works including primary writings on Shakespeare and etc. Begun in 1747 and printed over five years, Johnson's DICTIONARY set the standard for all subsequent lexicographical work. Its excellence was immediately recognized in all quarters and the first edition of two thousand copies sold quickly.

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        An History Of Fungusses, Growing About Halifax

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

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        A New Map of the German Empire, and the Neighboring States with their Principal Post Roads

      London: William Faden, 1788. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 24.5" x 29.5". Beautiful large map of the German Empire, showing Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Gulf of Venice, and from the Netherlands to Poland. In high detail, showing major roads.

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        Osservazioni di Ennio Quirino Visconti Su Due Musaici Antichi Istoriati

      In Parma Dalla Reale Tipografia MDCCLXXXVIII. [1788]. 2 preliminary leaves, 50 p., 2 folding engraved plates (2 leaves, a-f4, g2, g2 blank). Observations by Ennio Quirino On Two Ancient Mosaics. This piece, on two Roman mosaics excavated in fields outside Rome in 1787, was printed in 150 copies by Giovanni Battista Bodoni (1740-1813), regarded as one of the great printers of the late 18th century. The engraving on the title-page was cut by Bossio (says Brooks); the two folding engraved plates are by Francesco Cecchini (d. 1811), who worked on other books for Visconti. A bibliography by G. Sforza of the works of Visconti was published in Atti della Societ Ligure di Storia Patria LV, Genova, 1923; cf. Encyclopedia Italiana. Brooks Bodoni 359; Wing Collection 4: 4057; Fogg cat. 14: 264; LC 40-36438. NUC 639: 641 (NV 0196611)- DLC, ICN (one of three printed on vellum), MH, MB; OCLC adds UCLA, Johns Hopkins, TxDSMU. Bound in contemporary marbled paper boards; stitching loose, spine worn, chipped; internally fine. Stock#OB331.

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        The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka

      London:. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. 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.

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad Åren 1770-1779. Första - (Fjerde) Delen. 4 Bd.

      Uppsala, Joh. Edman, 1788-93. 8vo. Indbundet i 4 ensartede, smukke og velbevarede samtidige hldrbd. Rygforgyldning og med forgyldte titeletiketter i skind på rygge. (26),389,(1);(32),384;(14),414,(30),341 pp. Kobberstukket vignet (Goda Hoppet Udda) samt 10 kobberstukne plancher (hvoraf 2 udfoldelige). Med alle 4 halvtitelblade, som dog er indsatte. Trykt på skrivepapir og indvendig meget rene.. First edition, in a very fine copy, of Thunberg's account of his famous naturalist and ethnographical travels in Europa, Asia and Africa. Thunberg is sometimes called "the father of South African botany" and "the Japanese Linnaeus". In the first two volumes he vividly decribes the botanical and ethnographical features of South Africa around the Cape."Thunberg's description of his great voyage, published in four parts in Swedish in 1788-1793 and soon translated into English as Travels in Europe, Africa and Asia (1793-1795), as well as in French and German, contains material of great ethnographical interest." (DSB)

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        Eboracumor the History and Antiquities of the City of York, from its Origin to this TimeIn Two Volumes

      York - T. Wilson and R. Spence, 1788 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A highly detailed andinfluential history of York, entitled Eboracum after the Roman name for the city. Together with an Account of the Ainsty or County of the Same, and a Description and History of the Cathedral Church, from Its First Foundation to the Present Year. Featuring sixteen of the original seventeen beautifullyillustratedcopperplates, including a folding map of York to the frontis of volume one. Francis Drake (January 1696 16 March 1771) was an English antiquary and surgeon, best known as the author of this work. Drake had always been interested in history and had inherited a number of historical manuscripts and, with the aid of a number of other historians and collectors, he started work. By April, 1731, Drake was asking the city corporation for permission to inspect the historical documents in its care, and the corporation, as well as allowing him to do so, voted him 50 towards the cost of acquiring and printing illustrations for his book. Another 50 was contributed by Lord Burlington, who had rescued Drake from an unjust imprisonment for debt and was the dedicatee of the book. The work was originally published in 1736, much of the cost having been borne by the 540 subscribers, who included the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London, but surprisingly, not the Archbishop of York, Lancelot Blackburne. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in diced calf with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, wear to the spines and extremities and light marks to the boards. Loss to the head of the spine to volume two. Both front joints are cracked and strained. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright throughout. Instances of very light foxing and some off-setting. Ebenezer Palmer bookseller's label to the front pastedown of volume one. Overall: GOOD.

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        Briefe eines amerikanischen Landmanns an den Ritter W. S. in den Jahren 1770 bis 1781. Aus dem Englischen ins Französische von *** und jetzt aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Johann August Ephraim Götze

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1788 - 1789.. 3 Bände. Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. VI, 1 Bl., 512 S.; VI, 1 Bl.; 512 S.; 2 Bll., 668 S. Dekorative neuere HLdr.-Bde. im Stil d. Zt. Erste vollständige deutsche Ausgabe. - Howes 833: "Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century". - Die "Letters" sind zwölf Essays in Form von Briefen an einen imaginären Freund in England, ganz im Stil des 18. Jhdts., reich an rustikalem Charme und angefüllt mit zugkräftigen Informationen über die geographischen und gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse im ländlichen Nordamerika. (Kindler). - Der Verfasser wurde 1783 zum französischen Konsul in New York ernannt. Die Falttafel zeigt die Seitenansicht einer Brücke über den Fluss Shetuket in Connecticut. - Gering gebräunt, gutes Exemplar!

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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

      Philadelphia: printed by Joseph James, 1788. Small octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches). [1-]26 pp. Contemporary paper wrappers, early manuscript title on upper wrapper, uncut (wrappers with repaired tears). 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'.

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        The Farmer's Wife and the Raven

      London: Published by George Stubbs, 1788. Etching with roulette and rocker work. State ii/ii, with the title in closed black letters and the engraved inscription: 'The ravens on yon left-hand Oak/ (Curse on his ill-betiding croak) *** Bodes me no good. No more she said,/ When poor blind Ball with stumbling tread/ Fell prone./ The Farmer's Wife and the Raven./ 1st May 1788. Publish'd by G. Stubbs, No.24 Somerset Str. Portman Sq. London.' In good condition with the excepton of being expertly rebacked with facsimilie work in the upper left corner. 20 3/4 x 27 7/8 inches. A sublime example of Stubbs' masterpiece 'The Farmers Wife and the Raven', which exhibits with dramatic effect the artistic genius of this celebrated painter. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. This is a wonderful copy of one of Stubbs' most famous prints. This dramatic image is derived from a series of political fables by John Gray, the renowned author of the Beggars Opera. This mixed method print combines a number of different engraving techniques, making it one of Stubbs' most complicated prints. The bulk of the engraving uses a complex combination of roulette, scrapers, and rockers producing a richly engraved surface that both excites and fascinates the eye. This famous image exhibits Stubbs' skill as an engraver and the genius of his artistic vision, in this print drama and beauty combine to produce a veritable feast for the viewer. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 69, II/II; Gilbey, no.47; Sparrow 1922, page 135; Slater, page 610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints page 271; Taylor 1969, no. 14 (describes State I); Snelgrove, no. 38; Egerton 1984, no.185

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        Da Asia de Jo·o Barros e de Diogo de Couto, Nova EdiÁ?o

      Lisbon,: Regia Officina Typographica, 1788.. 24 volumes, duodecimo, with four portraits and five folding maps; a fine crisp set in contemporary blonde speckled calf. This extensive set is a fundamental travel book, and the basis for any history of Portuguese exploration. This is the first collected edition of the "Decades" of Jo?o de Barros and Diogo de Couto, chronicling the first Portuguese discoveries in Asia, as well as Africa and Brazil. Its twenty-four volumes contain an extraordinary wealth of detail regarding the Portuguese in the East Indies and elsewhere in the New World. An idea of its significance may be gained simply by glancing at the many indexes to the various volumes of Donald Lach's majestic Asia in the Making of Europe, all of whoch contain multiple extensive references to Barros's work.The Portuguese historian and civil servant Barros had equipped an expedition to the Amazon, but its failure brought him to the verge of poverty. His mercantile ambitions destroyed, Barros retreated into the sanctuary of historical studies. Written at the instigation of the king, Barros first published DÈcadas da Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and it is still regarded as one of the supreme accounts of European exploration and colonisation, and famously includes work on Magellan and his discoveries in the Americas. The first volume, Asia de Ioam de Barros, was published in 1552, and the subsequent volumes of his work in 1555, 1563 and 1615. The authenticity of the fourth, published much later, has been questioned. Its vigour and scope are such that it is one of the founding works of Portuguese literature. It was continued by Diogo de Couto, royal historiographer to Phillip II, whose work is generally more critical. Couto not only furthers Barros's original discussion, but also expands on the arguments for the decline of Portuguese influence in the east.The first eight volumes of this set consist of the four original DÈcadas; volume nine is a life of Barros by Manoel Severin de Faria together with an index; the remaining fourteen volumes comprise all of Couto's ensuing books, the last volume an index.

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        Rangaku Kaitei [trans.: Introduction to the Dutch Language]

      32 folded leaves; 31 folded leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. N.p.: 1788. First edition of Otsuki's highly important introduction to Dutch language and studies; it is the first primer on Dutch studies published in Japan. Gentaku Otsuki (1757-1827), studied Dutch medicine under Gempaku Sugita and learned Dutch from Ryotaku Maeno. Entering the service of the Date family, lords of Sendai, he set up the Shirando (a school), where his followers included Sokichi Hashimoto, Sampaku Inamura, Saisuke Yamamura, and others. During the Bunka era (1804-1818), Otsuki studied astronomy on orders from the shogunate, and translated Chomel's encyclopedia under the title Kosei shimpen. The Rangaku kaitei is organized in two volumes and 25 chapters. Volume I gives a brief description of the history and background of Dutch studies, while Volume II is divided into sections entitled Letters, Numbers and Measures, Rhyme, Phonology, Rhetoric, Exegesis, Interpretation, Translation of Words, Translation of Texts, Explanation of Terms, Synonyms, Idioms, Auxiliary Particles, Punctuation, Bibliography, and Explication, with brief descriptions of each topic. While the work was intended for beginners and is far from complete, it gained wide acceptance as a systematic grammar of Dutch, and greatly stimulated interest in this language among the general public. Fine set. .

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From the

      1788. [Massachusetts]. [Thomas, Isaiah, Compiler]. The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From the Establishment of Its Constitution To The First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1788. [viii], [5], 389 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 4-7/8") Contemporary sheep, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped, hinges cracked, front free endpaper and upper portion of following endleaf lacking, bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedown, light browning and foxing to text. Early owner signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First octavo edition, published one year after the folio edition. This title is significant as a first edition of a work printed by Isaiah Thomas, and as the first printing of the first collection of Massachusetts statutes, covering Massachusetts legislation up to the year of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The work contains Massachusetts laws regulating everything from the organization of the legislature to the militia to highways, and represents an important work of American history, as this volume was the tool used to disseminate the laws throughout the Commonwealth. It was intentionally printed in a size and at a price that would enable significant distribution. However, at this time few copies remain. Isaiah Thomas was a successful and highly regarded printer in Worcester, Massachusetts who owned his own paper mill and bindery, and employed many people. An important figure in the history of printing and book collecting in the United States, he founded the American Antiquarian Society and wrote the classic reference on early American printing, The History of Printing in America. Not in Tower or the Harvard Law Catalogue. Benedict locates only ten copies. Benedict, Acts and Laws of the Original Thirteen Colonies and States 214. Check List of American Laws, Charters and Constitutions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in the Huntington Library 467.

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        Discours sur l'abus des dévotions populaires prononcé en 1777 par P ***D'O *** alors Vicaire d'une petite Paroiffe fituée dans les montagnes d'Auvergne - relié à la suite : Pierre Antoine de La Place; Joseph-Antoine-Joachim Cérutti : Lettre a M. Cérutti sur les prétendues prodiges & faux miracles employés de tous les tems pour abuser et subjuger les peuples : avec nombre d'exemples de ces pieuses fraudes non moins amusantes qu'instructives; suivie de la romance ou légende du grand Saint Gengoule patron des bons maris (Paris : De Bray 1790) 36 pages - - LONGUEUE (L.) : Discours familier et préparatoire à des instructions contre la religion des prêtres prononcé dans le Club révolutionnaire des vrais sans-culottes séant à Chartres le dimanche 26 mai l'an second (1793) . et réimprimé le 15 brumaire (15 novembre) par ordre du ministre de l?intérieur. A Paris De l'Imprimerie du Lycée des Arts (1793). 27 (1) pp


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        CLAVIS CAMPANALOGIA Or A Key to the Art of Ringing Dedicated to the Lovers of the Art in general; being the result of many Years Study diligent Application & constant Practice

      London, Printed (by John Warren) for the Authors, and Sold by T. Blakemore... and I. Bowtell, 1788.. FIRST EDITION 1788, printer's name from the list of subscribers, 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, engraved title page, bell vignette with floral decoration, pages: (2), xvi, 1-298, (2 - index), bound in half calf, marbled sides, gilt bands and small ornaments to spine, gilt titled red morocco label. Spine slightly faded, occasional pale staining and spotting, mostly to margins. A good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        On Governors

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. First printing of Maxwell's rare important work "On Governors", marking the beginning of feedback theory. . Although forms of feedback systems were known and used for centuries, it was not until James Watt's invention of the centrifugal governor in 1788, that such devices were seen as an indispensable feature of modern science, and scientists began to understand the necessity of formulating a mathematical theory for such control systems.  By developing models covering negative feedback, stability, and damping, Maxwell, in 1868, became the first to produce an effective theoretical and mathematical analysis of a control system. "On Governors" is now recognized as "the first significant paper on feed-back mechanisms" and one of the foundational documents of cybernetics. In Proceedings of the Royal Society 16 (1868): 270-83. London: Taylor and Francis, 1868. Octavo, original gray printed wrappers; custom folding case. Repaired tear to rear wrapper, original spine mostly perished; ink notation on front wrapper.

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        A List of the Officers of the Army, and Marines;

      London: War-Office,, 1788. with an Index: A List of the Officers on Half-Pay; and a Succession of Colonels. Octavo (222 × 137 mm). Contemporary red morocco, elaborately gilt in compartments with alternating sunburst tools, green morocco label, marbled endpapers, Greek key roll to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Contemporary, related clipping tipped-in to verso of front free endpaper. Binding a little rubbed at extremities, corners bumped, four small, shallow holes in lower board, contents fresh. A very good copy. Wide-margined, and attractively "presentation bound" late eighteenth-century army list. Highly desirable thus.

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        Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les tats-Unis De L'Amrique Septentrionale...

      A Colle, Et se trouve a Paris, Chez Froull... 1788. Four octavo volumes. The Florentine Filippo Mazzei knew the United States more intimately, and was more involved in American life and politics, than any other Italian of the eighteenth century. He had come to know Franklin while representing the Grand Duke in London; he obtained land in Virginia next to young Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and imported laborers from Lucca to raise olives and vines. His Recherches, written after his return to Paris, where he was a champion of the new nation's cause, was the fullest account of the new Republic available to Europeans at the time. The first volume is a constitutional history of the thirteen colonies; the second and third rebut two books critical of America; the fourth is a collection of essays on a variety of subjects including a refutation of charges of anarchy in America, an explanation of paper money, emigration, and on Washington, Lafayette and the Order of the Cincinnati. Altogether the most extensive examination of the United States during the confederation period, written by a sympathetic foreigner. Bound in contemporary red paper boards, leather spine labels. Sabin 47206; DAB XII: 469-470; Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 3005; Antonello Gerbi, Dispute of the New World (Pittsburgh, 1973) 268-275; Hough, The Italians and the Creation of America (Providence, 1980) 95. NUC 372: 246. Stock#OB211.

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