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        Oeuvres complètes de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, écrits sur la musique (tomes 19, 20, 21, 22)

      A Paris chez Poinçot, libraire, rue de la Harpe, N.°135 0 - Quatre volumes in-12 de l'édition des oeuvres complètes de Rousseau publiées par Poinçot entre 1788 et 1793, volumes 19, 20, 21 et 22 de la collection, (13x20.5 cm), reliures pleine veau, dos lisses, roulettes dorées sur les plats, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches marbrées, reliure empire, volumes complets des 'Ecrits sur la musique' ; volume 19 : 456 pages, volume 20 : 460 pages, volume 21 : 459 pages, volume 22 : 397 pages ; cette série contient 4 frontispices et 13 planches de musique hors-texte dans le volume 22 ; coins et coiffes frottés, quelques rousseurs à l'intérieur de certains volumes, ensemble très agréable. Oeuvres complètes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London : J Johnson . . 1788 . . Hardback . .

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        Lettres de Mademoiselle Aissé à Madame C[alandrini] qui contiennent plufieurs anecdotes de l'histoire du tems depuis l'année 1726, jusqu'en 1733. Précédées D'un narré très-court de l'hiftoire de Mademoiselle Aissé, Pour fervir à l'intelligence de fes lettres, Avec des notes dont quelques-unes font de Mr. de Voltaire. Nouvelle édition corrigée & augmentée du portrait de l'Auteur.

      chez Jean Mourer Libraire - Chez La Grange, 1788 - AÏSSÉ, [Charlotte-Élisabeth Aïcha]. Lettres de Mademoiselle Aissé à Madame C[alandrini] qui contiennent plufieurs anecdotes de l'histoire du tems depuis l'année 1726, jusqu'en 1733. Précédées D'un narré très-court de l'hiftoire de Mademoiselle Aissé, Pour fervir à l'intelligence de fes lettres, Avec des notes dont quelques-unes font de Mr. de Voltaire. Nouvelle édition corrigée & augmentée du portrait de l'Auteur. A Lausanne, chez Jean Mourer Libraire - A Paris, Chez La Grange, 1788. In 12 de 242pp., reliure en plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos lisse orné de double filet doré, pièce de titre de maroquin vert bouteille encadrée d'un filet doré, surlignée et soulignée d'un filet doré, titre doré, mors très légèrement fendillés sans gravité, reliure solide, une petite tache noire dans l'angle inférieur externe du premier plat, coins très légèrement frottés, bruniture sur les marges des premiers feuillets, nom de la destinatrice des lettres manuscrits à l'encre noire de l'époque sur la page de titre, texte manuscrit à l'encre noire de l'époque sur les 5 derniers feuillets, deux lignes manuscrites à l'encre noire de l'époque dans la marge supérieure de la dernière page sans toucher le texte, frontispice orné d'un portrait de l'auteur, intérieur frais, bon et bel exemplaire. L'auteur naquit en 1693 en Circassie et décéda en 1733 à Paris. Elle est surtout et avant tout connue pour sa correspondance. Fille d'un chef circassien dont le palais fut attaqué et pillé par les turcs, Mademoiselle Aissé fut achetée à un marchand d’esclaves, à l’âge de quatre ans et demi, par le comte de Ferriol, beau-frère de Madame de Tencin et ambassadeur de France à Constantinople, qui l’amena à Paris et lui fit donner une brillante éducation. Par la suite elle fut introduite dans le monde, devint célèbre par ses aventures romanesques et ses vives passions, elle résista aux avances du Régent Philippe d’Orléans (1674-1723). Ses recueils de lettres, de par ses relations avec divers personnages féminins et masculins donnent le plus vif intérêt à ce recueil de lettres, publiées avec les notes de Voltaire, qui furent plus tard ajoutées aux ‘’Lettres de mesdames de Villars, de La Fayette et de Tencin’’, publiées en 1805. Outre les précieux renseignements que contiennent ces lettres sur les contemporains de l’auteur, ses Lettres sont d’une grâce touchante et d’un style passionné. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside printed list advertising the stock of the Bristol Butcher, John Weeks, for Christmas 1788.

      1788 Decorative company logo above a largely single column list of meat and fish, with pin hole at head; a few minor tears along old folds but overall a remarkable survival in excellent condition. 10 x 56cm.ESTC T12106 recording British Museum only which also holds a list for Christmas 1790 and a defective list for Christmas 1792, a complete copy of which is held by the University of Kansas; Glasgow University records a copy of the list for Christmas 1789. A fascinating survival, advertising the meat and fish (including for the most part the number in stock) available at John Weeks' butcher's shop in Bristol. The list includes Turtle, British Turtle, Pea Soup, 5 Turbots, 29 Soles, 108 Woodcocks, 12 Golden Plovers, 15 Hogs Puddings, Veal, Beef, Mutton and Pork joints and a list of cold items including Baron of Beef, 3 Hams, 11 Collars Brawn, Potted Partridge, Pickled Oysters, &c. John Weeks was a respected Bristol tradesman and government loyalist. In 1793, amidst the height of radical activity and the fear of possible revolution, he chaired a meeting at the Bush-Tavern of the inn-keepers, vintners, and victuallers, which resolved unanimously that in order to 'shew our Loyalty to the King, and our attachment to our present Excellent constitution, we will suffer no Person or Persons to hold any Society in our respective Houses, or make Use of any Language that tends to subvert the Government of this Kingdom, without giving immediate Notice to our worthy Mayor and Magistrates of this City'.

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        MÁXIMAS SOBRE RECURSOS DE FUERZA Y PROTECCIÓN, con el método de introducirlos en los tribunales.

      Viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañía, Madrid 1788 - 450 pág 30x21 cm Tapa dura, piel entera pasta española nervios y tejuelo Buen estado

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        VOYAGES DE M. P. S. PALLAS, EN DIFFERENTES PROVINCES DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE... Vols. 1, 3, 4, 5

      Paris: Chez Lagrange / Chez Maradan, 1788-1793 Four volumes. Text in French. 4to (10-1/2" x 7-3/4") half-leather over marbled boards. Over 2,500 pp. Covers embossed in gilt with British royal coat of arms and "Military Depot". Covers rubbed; external hinges cracked but bindings tight. Some staining (mostly to margins). Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        The Old English 'Squire

      26 Haymarket, London: Thomas McLean 1788-1875, 1821 A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free. A Poem, in Ten Cantos.1st ed, G+, 24 pls.In half 19c calf, a little worn, with contemporary red marbled boards, some blind tooling, occasional mark, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, a little leather loss at head and middle, raised bands, blind tooling, gilt title to modern maroon label, edges bumped and worn. Internally, 19c endpapers, bookplate to fpd (George TO Bridgeman), ink name to fep, hinges reinforced, coloured frontispiece present, (viii), [1], 2-136 pp, 24 hand coloured aquatint plates (of 24), all dated May 1821, some spotting and offsetting, printed by Howlett & Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho, London. Sometimes attributed to William Andrew Chatto 1799-1864.(Abbey Life 387. Tooley 128. Prideaux 305)

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        De l'importance des opinions religieuses Par M. Necker.

      Hôtel de Thou, 1788 - A Londres et se trouve à Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788. 2 vol. in 12 de 228pp., 274-[2 (table des chapitres)]pp., reliures en plein veau havane marbré de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de frises, de fleurons dorés, losanges résillés dorés, pièces de titre de basane beige encadrées d'un filet doré, titre doré, pièces de tomaison de basane bleue encadrées d'un filet doré, tomaison dorée, 2 petits trous de ver à la tête et un petit trou à la queue du dos du tome 1, filet d'encadrement estampé sur les plats, armes dorées de la ville d'Avranche au centre de chaque plat, une petite épidermure au bord de la charnière supérieure du tome 1, frottement sur celle du plat supérieur du tome 2, petit frottement à la queue du plat inférieur du tome 2, une galerie de 4 centimètres sur la charnière inférieure du tome 2 sans gravité, gravure en bandeau au début du tome 1, fleurs, pot de fleurs et petit diamant en culs-de-lampe dans le tome 2, intérieur très frais et très pur, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. Édition originale. Jacques Necker (1732-1804), suisse d'origine, fut ministre des finances du Roi Louis XVI. En tant que ministre il tenta de financer la participation de la France à la guerre d'indépendance des Etats-Unis contre l'Angleterre, sans prélever des taxes supplémentaires. Il fut le premier ministre de l'économie à pratiquer le déficit public. Il fut contraint de démissionner en 1781. Il écrivit ce texte lors de sa ''retraite" tout comme son livre le plus fameux ''De l'administration des finances de la France" qui se vendit à 80 000 exemplaires en quelques jours. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROMANCES

      Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Monseiur, 1788. Hardcover. 140 x 89 mm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2"). 3 p.l., 3-73 pp., [3] leaves (lacking 18 leaves of music sometimes found at the end). Excellent contemporary crimson polished morocco, covers gilt with double rule border and roundel cornerpieces, flat spine in gilt compartments featuring decorative metope bands, stippled diagonal line at corners, and small diamond centerpiece, two dark green morocco labels, turn-ins gilt with festoon roll, all edges gilt. Woodcut decorated title page, and 10 FINE PLATES AFTER BOREL, engraved by Dambrun, Delignon, Guttenberg, Hubert, de Longueil, and Petit. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomons. Cohen-de Ricci 142; Lewine, p. 55; Graesse I, 348. A few plates with light marginal foxing, one or two leaves creased, but INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the binding especially bright, the text unusually fresh, and with strong impressions of the attractive plates. These "Romances" comprise eight sentimental rhymed ballads on such themes as unhappy love, happy love, and the innocence of childhood. The majority are original creations of the author, but "The Hermit" is translated from the English of Goldsmith, while a Scottish origin is claimed for the first poem, which evokes the lament of a young mother abandoned by her lover. The author, Arnaud Berquin (1749-91), was best known for his children's books, including the popular "L'ami des Enfants," and a translation of the often printed English favorite, "Sandford and Merton." Apart from the lovely binding, the chief pleasure of the present book lies in the illustrations, which depict, in a skilled and frothy Rococo style, the charming and fragile world of the French nobility just before the revolutionary deluge. Our edition marks the first appearance of these endearing plates; previous editions of "Romances" had used illustrations by Marillier. The artist, Antoine Borel (1743-1810), also illustrated historical scenes and was known for his erotica. The imprint used here indicates that our press was under the patronage of "Monsieur," the brother of Louis XVI, who later ruled as Louis XVIII. Books in the library of Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925) were chosen with careful discrimination, with the goal always to obtain copies in very fine condition. The collection was notable particularly for 18th and 19th century illustrated books. Before portions of the library found their way into the marketplace, the books passed into the hands of Salomons' daughter, Vera, the noted bibliographer of French illustrated books, and afterwards to the L. A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, which had received an endowment from her.

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        THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK

      London: Printed for G. Nicol ... 1788. . 1st Ed. 4to. xvi + 527pp. + [i] publ. advert. Port. frontis. (with minor light splash marks). Some light marginal browning, ex.-libris Ronald Maxwell Moore, nicely rebound in period style gilt fillet edged half morocco with marbled boards, dec. gilt filleted raised bands with gilt lettering to spine. ESTC T149305 ‘Includes in the appendix: Helen Maria Williams’s ’The Morai, an ode.’.’& The first published biography of Cook.& Andrew Kippis (1725–1795), Presbyterian minister and biographer. ODNB ‘... His style ... was clear and reflected his wide classical, historical, and biographical knowledge ... Kippis produced several biographies besides his extensive output in magazines ... [including the above] ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$2880

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        Historia General de Philipinas. Conquistas espirituales y temporales de estos españoles dominios. Tomo Segundo

      [Manila, en la Imprenta del Seminario Conciliar y Real de San Carlos, por Agustin de la Rosa y Balagtás, 1788]. 4to.; 1 hoja, 502 páginas, 29 hojas. Ejemplar carente de portada y con pérdida del pie blanco de la primera hoja. Conserva dos terceras partes del plano grabado por Bagay. Encuadernación en pergamino.

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        Historia General de Philipinas. Conquistas espirituales y temporales de estos españoles dominios. Tomo Primero

      [Manila, en la Imprenta del Seminario Conciliar y Real de San Carlos, por Agustin de la Rosa y Balagtás, 1788]. 4to.; 26 hojas, 434 páginas, 31 hojas. Ejemplar carente de portada, de la mitad del texto de las páginas 137/138, 139/140, 141/142 y 143/144, y del plano plegado de las Islas. Con refuerzos en algunas páginas, muchas de las cuales están sueltas y presentan pequeñas pérdidas de papel blanco. Encuadernación en pergamino.

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        An History of the Fungusses growing about Halifax. With forty-four copper-plates on which are engraved fifty-one species of Agarics.

      Printed for the Author. 1788 - Volume 1 [of 3] only. With 52 fine, copper engraved plates. Contents very clean. Bound in original quarter leather binding with marbled boards which are rubbed and marked. Front internal hinge strengthened, otherwise binding in very good condtion. A very good copy of this very scarce work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TRAGEDIES OF SOPHOCLES, TRANSLATED

      London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Quarto. [2], [i]-iv, [1]-583; [A4], B4-4F4; backed in early 19th century calf with corners and marbled paper over boards; spine is desiccated and lacking spine label; joints are weak but holding; lacking rear free endpaper; front free endpaper has a tasteful previous owner name label; contents clean but for very light occasional foxing; two leaves have offsetting from a ribbon marker now gone; one leaf with short closed tear near the top. Despite its binding issues, this is internally a lovely First Edition copy of Potter's translation. Each play has half-title page and most conclude with an ornamental tail-piece. Quite uncommon. Additional images available upon request.

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        The Indian Reed [Pl. 35]

      [London]: 1788. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition. 13 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches. 21 3/8 x 15 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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        Geschichte der merkwürdigsten Rebellionen und Verschwörungen aus den mittlern und neuern Zeiten. Bearbeitet von verschiedenen Verfassern, gesammelt und herausgegeben von Friedrich Schiller. 1. Band.

      Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, Lpz. 1788 - min.best.u.gebr., g.e. WIGÜ 1117/20 EA - MNE I/256 274 pp. + Vlgsverzeichnis

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        Obras de Garcilaso de la Vega , ilustradas con notas

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1788 - Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid. 1788. XXVIII + 212 pp.12,5cm Con el retº del autor, grabado por Selma. Reimpresion de la edic. de 1765 con notas (por D. José Nicolás de Azara). Encuadernacion plena piel epoca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de Calenturas. Quinta Edición

      Madrid, por Don Blas Roman, Impresor de la Real Junta de Comercio, Moneda y Minas, 1788. 4to.; 4 hs., 304 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        Odysseus and Guras are defeating the Turks at Fontana."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Odysseas Androutsos from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. Odysseas Androutsos 1788–1825. Androutsos joined the Turkish army of Ali Pasha and became an officer; however, in 1818 he joined the Filiki Eteria which was planning the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman Empire. in the Summer of 1821 Odysseus with Gouras had a famous victory against 5000 Turks at Fontana close to Livadia; having ambushed the Turkish advance of 300 horses they were attacked by the full force of the Turks on 31st August. Gouras rallied the Greeks as they were being overpowered and they eventually routed the Turks, leaving 1200 of them on the field. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Odysseas Androutsos

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        [Erläuterung des in Deutschland üblichen Lehnrechts] Schnauberts Erläuterung des in Deutschland üblichen Lehnrechts in einem Kommentar über die Böhmerschen Principia juris feudalis. Dritte Auflage. 1799 ... Erste Fortsetzung. Zweite Auflage 1794 ... Zweite Fortsetzung. 1788. (Alles)

      Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung 1788 -1799. 22 cm. In 3 Bänden; 16, 270; (2), 150 (pag. 249-398); (2), 134 (pag. 381-514) S.; Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild - ADB 32, 83 - Stintzing / Landsb. III/1, Noten, 290f - Schnaubert (1750 - 1825) folgte 1785 einem Ruf nach Jena für die Fächer Staats- und Lehenrecht, wo er sich hohe Achtung erwarb (ADB). Auf dem Vorsatz ist ein zeitgenössischer Besitzeintrag "Landgericht zu Cloppenburg". -

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        A Description of all the Bursae Mucosae of the Human Body, their Structure Explained, and Compared with that of the Capsular Ligaments of the Joints, and of those Sacs which line the Cavities of the Thorax and Abdomen.

      Edinburgh 1788 - Tall folio (477 x 285mm). 10 engraved plates including four folding (several marginal closed tears without loss), library stamps to title and plates, some spotting and soiling throughout, Birmingham Library bookplate to front pastedown, near-contemporary cloth, rubbed and soiled, some loss to head and foot of spine. --- Garrison-Morton 399.2; Heirs of Hippocrates 1011; NLM/Blake p. 309; Russell 613; Wellcome IV p. 156. - FIRST EDITION. "The first serious study of this subject and the most original anatomical work by the greatest of the Monro dynasty" (Garrison-Morton). "This classic work contains the first full anatomical description of the sacs between the tendons and bones which Albinus had named the bursae mucosae. They are illustrated on ten plates which for explicit clarity and accuracy have not been improved upon" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Of these plates, four are particularly remarkable for having life-sized representations of the arm and leg bones - from finger and toe-tip to shoulder and hip bone. Each of these is constructed from two sheets and as a result, some copies of the work are found with the plates in two parts, and others incomplete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte d'Asie

      DE L'ISLE 1788 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1788. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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        Utkast till swenska flottans sjö-tåg.

      I-II. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström respektive J. A. Carlbohm, 1788. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(2),175,(20) s. & 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller + grav. titelblad,107,(1),1-13,(1 blank,1) s. & 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Med grav. vinjett överst på s. 1 i respektive del. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, mörkbrunt infärgat titelfält och röda snitt. Ryggen ngt fläckig och skinnet med några skrapmärken. Inlagan till del I med ljusbruna missfärgningar på s. 16-28, 33-43 och 53-56. Några gamla lagningar i samma del på s. 17, 20-28 och 33 och ett litet hål med bokstavsförlust på s. 35. Den första utvikbara tabellen i andra delen med en liten reva. Med stpl från Göthiska förbundet på första delens graverade titelblad.. Setterwall 5189. Både titelblad och vinjett är signerade E. Åkerland. Behandlar svensk sjökrigshistoria från hedenhös till 1719. På slutet återfinns en trettonsidig "Förklaring öfver de [i] detta arbete förefallande sjö-termer". Götiska förbundet hade enligt Carlander "ett ganska respektabelt bibliotek" som efter förbundets upplösning skänktes till olika offentliga samlingar, i första hand Karlstads stifts- och gymnasiebibliotek

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        THE WORKS OF NATHANIEL LARDNER IN ELEVEN VOLUMES (11 Volume Complete Set)

      London: J. Johnson, 1788. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Complete set of the Works of Thomas Lardner, including his important The Credibility of Gospel History. Andrew Kippis'; Life of the author is included at the end of Volume I. Handsomely bound in full brown russia leather, with diced boards and gilt ruling to the perimeters, and raised bands and gilt decorations in the compartments. Volume 1 has been very discreetly rebacked, as has Volume 3; the other volumes may have some minor repairs.There are previous owner bookplates on the pastedowns of each volume, and an inked out name on the first blank of Volume I. Some pencil marginalia to the volumes. But altogether a handsome and sturdy set. Very Good binding.

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        Acis and Galatea [HWV 49]: A Serenata Composed for the Duke of Chandos in the Year 1720 [sic]

      [London: Samuel Arnold, ca. 1788]. Nos. 28-30 of Arnold's edition of the works of Handel. Folio. Engraved title page, engraved score for voice and instrumental ensemble; [3]-103, [1] pp. Modern half maroon-morocco gilt, lightly sunned at spine head, some foxing throughout (generally contained to margins), part names in pencil on contents leaf. Smith, HANDEL: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOG OF THE EARLY EDITIONS, p. 85, no. 17. OCLC: 3 copies . Handel's first dramatic work in English, a pastoral masque based on Ovid's METAMORPHOSIS, with a libretto by John Gay and incorporating works of Dryden, Pope, and others. Written 1718 when Handel was resident composer at Cannons to the Duke of Chandos, ACIS AND GALATEA was partially published in 1722, first publicly performed in 1731, and put through various revisions, permutations and editions thereafter (including an arrangement by Mozart). It proved to be one of Handel's most popular dramatic works during his lifetime and has been steadily performed ever since. This late 18th-century edition is nos. 28-30 of Samuel Arnold's proposed complete works of Handel (he published 180 numbers), which did much to spread the composer's reputation abroad and to preserve works now lost in manuscript. It retains the two-act format that Handel adopted in 1739 (the work was originally written in three acts) with the added chorus at the end of Act I. A handsome, early setting of one of Handel's enduring triumphs. "... in inspiration, conception and execution it remains wholly individual." (Grove)

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        Art du monnoyage ou de la fabrication des monnoies et des medailles.

      Subject: (Numismatica). Paris, (1788) in-8 brossura, copertina posticcia muta, pp. 130/202 con venti tavole di cm. 21 x 27 incise in rame raffiguranti laboratori, fucine, laminatoi, punzonatrici, artigiani, utensili vari e monete europee (Soft Cover)

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        Teoria e pratica di architettura civile per istruzione della gioventù specialmente romana?

      Roma, Antonio Fulgoni, 1788. 1788 Edizione originale. In folio, p. VIII,270,cb. In fine, 13 tavole più volte ripiegate (inc. Conte Carpegna, stampate su carta pesante). Alcune incisioni nel testo. Esemplare eccellente. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con angoli. (Riccardi, I, 134; Comolli, IV, 55: "una delle raccolte architettoniche le più ben fatte e le più utili"; Cicognara, 562).

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.

      Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788. - [4],244pp. plus folding table and 4pp. of ads. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, gilt with leather label. Endpapers renewed with contemporary paper. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Title with scattered foxing, light scattered tanning and foxing in text. 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, in French, 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. HOWES J78, "aa." SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4167. SABIN 35897 (erroneously calling for 204pp.).

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        NOTITIA HISTORICO - LITTERARIA De LIBRIS Ab ARTIS TYPOGRAPHICAE INVENTIONE VSQVE Ad ANNUM MCCCCLXXVIIII. Impressis: in Bibliotheca Liberi, ac Imperialis Monasterii ad SS. Vdalricum et Afram Augustae Extantibus. Accedunt VIII. Tabulae Aereae Sexaginta Primorum Typographorum Alphabeta Continentes

      Avgvstae Vindelicorvm [Augsberg Germany]:: Sumnptibus Fratrum Veith, Bibliofolarvm.. 1788.. 4to: )( )()(4 A - 2C4. 1st edition (Bigmore & Wyman I, p. 79). xvi, 207, [1] pp. Errata last page (which a prior owner has implemented via pen & Ink). Untrimmed.. Period drab boards with printed title to spine.. Expected wear & staining to binding. PO bookplate over removal. evidence of a prior bookplate. Some light foxing & faint. discoloration to lower right quadrant of textblock. Withal, a Very. Good copy.. This Part I of an eventual 2-part work, the second part being published the year following [1789]. No copies at auction these last 30+ years. . Head- & tailpieces. Illustrated at rear with 8 folding copperplate engraved tables of alphabets used by the early printers.

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        NOTITIA HISTORICO - LITTERARIA De LIBRIS Ab ARTIS TYPOGRAPHICAE INVENTIONE VSQVE Ad ANNUM MCCCCLXXVIIII. Impressis: in Bibliotheca Liberi, ac Imperialis Monasterii ad SS. Vdalricum et Afram Augustae Extantibus. Accedunt VIII. Tabulae Aereae Sexaginta Primorum Typographorum Alphabeta Continentes

      Sumnptibus Fratrum Veith Bibliofolarvm. Avgvstae Vindelicorvm [Augsberg Germany]:: Sumnptibus Fratrum Veith, Bibliofolarvm.. 1788.. 4to: )( )()(4 A - 2C4. 1st edition (Bigmore & Wyman I, p. 79). xvi, 207, [1] pp. Errata last page (which a prior owner has implemented via pen & Ink). Untrimmed.. Period drab boards with printed title to spine.. Expected wear & staining to binding. PO bookplate over removal. evidence of a prior bookplate. Some light foxing & faint. discoloration to lower right quadrant of textblock. Withal, a Very. Good copy.. This Part I of an eventual 2-part work, the second part being published the year following [1789]. No copies at auction these last 30+ years. . Head- & tailpieces. Illustrated at rear with 8 folding copperplate engraved tables of alphabets used by the early printers.

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        An History of the Fungusses growing about Halifax.

      PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, Halifax 1788 - 4 VOLUMES COMPLETE WITH 182 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLOURED COPPER PLATES, pagination - vol I: i-xvi, plates 1-44 each with description, (2) pages of index; vol II: -xxv, (2) index, xxv (page no. repeated) - xxxii, (1) index, plates 45 - 92; vol III: - xxvii - xxxii (repeated page nos.), plates 93 - 138, (4) index; vol IV: xxxiii - xlii, plates 139 - 182, (12) index. The work is dedicated to the Earl of Gainsborough, under whose patronage it was published. All volumes are bound with blue boards (somewhat marked), newly re-spined to match original binding, with new endpapers. Occasional offsetting from the darker colours but a marvellous collection of examples of fungi found in a single locality [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur l'Italie, en 1785

      A Rome, et se trouve à Paris, 1788. 1788 Edizione originale. 2 voll. in 8°, p. VIII,320; (4)320. Composto di 115 lettere, il viaggio comincia ad Avignone e prosegue per l'Italia passando da Genova, Firenze, Roma e Napoli. Ottimo esemplare legato in pelle coeva. Doppi tasselli e filettature in oro ai dorsi. Qualche piccola spellatura ai piatti.

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        NOTITIA HISTORICO - LITTERARIA De LIBRIS Ab ARTIS TYPOGRAPHICAE INVENTIONE VSQVE Ad ANNUM MCCCCLXXVIIII. Impressis: in Bibliotheca Liberi, ac Imperialis Monasterii ad SS. Vdalricum et Afram Augustae Extantibus. Accedunt VIII. Tabulae Aereae Sexaginta Primorum Typographorum Alphabeta Continentes

      Avgvstae Vindelicorvm [Augsberg Germany]:: Sumnptibus Fratrum Veith, Bibliofolarvm.. 1788.. 4to: )( )()(4 A - 2C4. 1st edition (Bigmore & Wyman I, p. 79). xvi, 207, [1] pp. Errata last page (which a prior owner has implemented via pen & Ink). Untrimmed.. Period drab boards with printed title to spine.. Expected wear & staining to binding. PO bookplate over removal. evidence of a prior bookplate. Some light foxing & faint. discoloration to lower right quadrant of textblock. Withal, a Very. Good copy.. This Part I of an eventual 2-part work, the second part being published the year following [1789]. No copies at auction these last 30+ years. . Head- & tailpieces. Illustrated at rear with 8 folding copperplate engraved tables of alphabets used by the early printers.

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        DELLE ANTICHITÀ ITALICHE PARTE PRIMA (-QUARTA) CON DUE APPENDICI E DOCUMENTI.

      Milano, Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore 1788-1791 5 VOLUMI IN 4° GRANDE, PERGAMENA COEVA. COMPESSIVE 1670 PP, CON NUMEROSE INCISIONI IN LEGNO E IN RAME N.T.., 2 GRANDI TAVOLE DI ISCRIZIONI RIPIEGATE F.T. E 26 GRANDI TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. CON FIGURE ARCHITETTONICHE ED ALTRE DI SCULTURE ED EPIGRAFI. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE IMMACOLATO DELL' EDIZIONE ORIGINALE DI NOTEVOLE RARITÀ. GIAN RINALDO CARLI, NATO A CAPODISTRIA, POLIGRAFO ED ECONOMISTA, FU CULTORE ANCHE DI LETTERE ED È UN ESEMPIO DI ENCICLOPEDISTA ITALIANO. "NOTEVOLI I CINQUE VOLUMI DELLE ANTICHITÀ ITALICHE ( MILANO, 1788-1791), VASTA OPERA DI ERUDIZIONE DOVE RACCOLSE ED AMPLIÒ I SUOI PRECEDENTI LAVORI IN QUESTO SETTORE, E CHE EBBE UN SUCCESSO EDITORIALE... VI DIFENDE L' ANTICA CIVILTÀ ITALICA, AUTOCRONA E ANTERIRORE ALLA GRECA, SOSTIENE L' ORIGINE NAZIONALE E NON FIORENTINA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA, E RIPETE PURE LA RICORDATA TESI SULL' ORIGINE DEL POTERE TEMPORALE DEI PAPI... " OPERA DELLE PIÙ DOTTE E PIÙ PROFONDE CHE SIANO IN QUESTA MATERIA, RICCA DI MOLTE TAVOLE AI LUOGHI VOLUTI DAL TESTO, O INSERTE NELLE STESSE PAGINE INTAGLIATE IN RAME ED IN LEGNO". " RACCOLTA IMMENSA SULLE ANTICHITÀ ITALIANE, A CUI INTESO PER TUTTA LA VITA... I PRIMI QUATTRO VOLUMI, RISTAMPATI NEL 1793-95, ED ADORNI DI 26 RAMI E DI MOLTE ISCRIZIONI INEDITE, TRATTANO DELLE ANTICHITÀ DI TUTTI I POPOLI D' ITALIA PRIMA DEI ROMANI; DI QUELLE DE' ROMANI ALTRESÌ, DELLA GALLIA CISALPINA, DELL' ISTRIA E DELLA DALMAZIA PRIMA E DOPO LA DOMINAZIONE ROMANA. LE RICERCHE DELL' AUTORE SI STENDONO ATTRAVERSO IL MEDIO EVO SINO AL XIII SECOLO... SIFFATTA OPERA È AFFATTO DIVERSA DA QUELLA DI SIGONIO E DI MURATORI; EBBE UNA VOGA PRODIGIOSA ED ASSEGNÒ ALL' AUTORE TRA GLI ANTIQUARI UN SEGGIO PARI A QUELLO CHE TENEVA FRA GLI SCRITTORI DI ECONOMIA POLITICA"... ( TIPALDO, BIOGRAFIA DEGLI ITALIANI ILLUSTRI, V, PP. 336 - 41 ). BRUNET, I, 1580. GRAESSE, II, P. 48. COLLAZIONE: I° (8), XVI, IX-XXV, (1), 250 PP., 2 GRANDI TAVOLE RIPIEGATE CON ISCRIZIONI E 7 TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. II°. (8), 366 PP. CON FIGURE INCISE IN LEGNO E IN RAME N.T. E 15 TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. III°. (10), LVI, (1), 306 PP. CON FIGURE INCISE IN LEGNO E IN RAME N.T. E 2 TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. IV°. (12), 316 PP. E 2 GRANDI TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. V°. 282 PP. 1 F. (ERRATA) CON UNA TAVOLA DI ISCRIZIONI N.T.

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        The Dramatick Writings

      London: for, and under the Direction of, John Bell,, 1788. With the Notes of all the various Commentators; printed complete from the best editions of Sam Johnson and Geo. Steevens. 20 volumes, 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines with double tan labels, other compartments with gilt devices, boards with gilt rolls, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, the binding apparently continental. With portrait frontispieces, vignette titles and numerous engraved plates. A little rubbing, one label with superficial worm damage, an excellent set. First Bell Edition.

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        MANUSCRITO ? SÉC. XVIII ? PAPÉIS POLÍTICOS.

      - S/L. S/d. [Circa 1788]. De 21x16 cm. Com 65 fólios inumerados. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada e no rótulo vermelho. Conjunto de 7 manuscritos redigidos por duas mãos caligráficas (firmes, legíveis e belas), com alguns apontamentos e rasuras marginais efectuadas por uma terceira mão da época (e não caligráfica). Apresenta índice na 1º página de texto; e supomos a eventual perda da folha de rosto. Exemplar com ex-libris oleográfico do Dr. José Bayolo, na folha de guarda. Contém cópias apócrifas de documentos e de cartas políticas, consideradas na época relevantes para a história da formação da soberania e para a administração do Estado português, nomeadamente: - Uma dedução histórica da decadência, e abatimento do preço a que chegaram os vinhos do Douro; o que deu causa a estabelecer-se a Companhia. Memória dos assuntos tratados entre Portugal e a Inglaterra para o estabelecimento da Companhia dos Vinhos do Alto Douro, no mês de Setembro de 1758. Fólios 1 a 22. - Carta do Imperador José II da Áustria sobre a Administração do Governo, i. e., Negócios Públicos em todos os seus estados, datada de 10 de Junho de 1785. Fólios 41 a 48. - Carta do Imperador José II da Áustria dirigida a Dom João de Bragança Duque de Lafões, contendo um elogio à pessoa do duque, uma saudação nos seus esponsórios, e um convite para integrar o exército austriáco em campanha, datada de Viena de Áustria, de 28 de Fevereiro de 1788. Fólio 41 [documento não mencionado no índice inicial]. - Regimento do Escrivão da Puridade, ditado por Luís de Vasconcelos e Sousa 2º Conde de Castelo-Melhor e 1º Ministro do Rei D. Afonso VI, com cujo título governou absolutamente o Reino, datado de 1663. Fólios 43 a 47. - Alvará da criação das Secretarias de Estado, no ano de 1736. Fólios 49 a 54. - Lei de 19 de Dezembro de 1748 respectiva aos Ministros estrangeiros (embaixadores) residentes em Portugal e sobre as suas imunidades, combate à corrupção passiva e activa dos mesmos, e ao tráfico de influências com eles trocados, punido com pesadas penas de degredo para Angola. Fólios 55 a 58. - Carta Regia do Rei Afonso III ao Arcebispo de Braga, em 1269, sobre a ratificação real da eleição do Bispo do Porto [documento não mencionado no índice inicial], no fólio 59. Restantes fólios em branco. Location/localizacao: raros

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        THE AMICABLE QUIXOTE OR ENTHUSIASM OF FRIENDSHIP (4 volumes)

      London: Printed for J. Walker, 1788. A very good four volume set in contemporary, full tree calf binding with double lettering pieces in red and green. Complete pp. [iii]-vii, [1] 222; [2], 206; [2], 238 & [2], 198. No half-titles which may or may not be wanting, but the pagination for the prelims to vol. I might suggest that one is required? Very good bindings with a little rubbing, a couple of volumes slightly chipped to the head/tail of the spines, corners lightly bruised. Contents clean and tight, manuscript (Greek?) initials to title pages dated 1788 otherwise unmarked, no foxing, paper crisp. A very good set. A Rare Eighteenth Century Novel. We have managed to located just one other copy at auction in the last thirty years and that at Sotheby's sale of July 21, 1993, where it made £1,000 on the hammer, though seemingly not such a nice copy. Referenced by: ESTC T068744. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,

      Cambridge, printed by John Archdeacon, printer to the University; and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin White, and Charles Dilly in London; and J. & J. Merrill in Cambridge, 1788.. And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; And the form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. 4to, 305 x 250 mm, 12 x 9 inches, title page within double ruled frame, (416) pages, collation: A-Cc8. Bound with THE WHOLE BOOK OF ENGLISH PSALMS, collected into English Metre ... printed by Joseph Bentham, printer to the University, by whom they are sold in Cambridge, and by Ben J. Dod in London, 1758. A-D8. Bound for a Duke of Somerset whose title is gilt lettered on the upper cover, possibly the 9th. Full contemporary red morocco, single ruled gilt border to covers with inner gilt chain border, gilt rules to spine with tiny sunburst motif inbetween, gilt lettered black morocco label, gilt patterned edges to boards and inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Binding slightly darkened at edges of covers with some dark spotting, corners just slightly worn, some light shelf wear to lower edges, a few small light scratches, spine slightly darkened, slightly rubbed at head and tail and tiny dent just below head of spine, slight light foxing to title page, occasional light browning to margins, 1 or 2 small pale stains, a little light foxing to a few pages, mostly very clean. Pale foxing to title page of Metric Psalms, otherwise very clean. A very good tight copy. This is the larger of 2 editions of this book, with "Price 11s. unbound" in the border at the foot of the title page. See David N. Griffiths, The Bibliography of Common Prayer 1549-1999, page 198, 1788 No. 1; ESTC T148344. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        DISCURSO SOBRE EL LUXO DE LAS SEÑORAS, y Proyecto de un trage nacional.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1788. - in-12. 64pp. 3 planches dépliantes en couleurs. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre (reliure espagnole du XIXe siècle). Edition Originale de ce curieux opuscule sur l'économie de l'industrie textile et la mode vestimentaire des femmes en Espagne. Désireuse de freiner la coutume d'acheter des vêtements venus de l'étranger, qui était préjudiciable à l'économie nationale, la rédactrice anonyme de cet opuscule y propose la production par les manufactures espagnoles de trois robes, la "Española", la "Carolina" et la "Borbonesa ou Madrileña", destinées à revigorer la production textile du pays et à manifester les sentiments patriotiques des dames espagnoles. Le volume contient notamment une instruction sous forme de règlement en 25 articles dans lesquels sont détaillés les différents aspects de ce projet, qui annonçait déjà l'éclosion de la confection industrielle au 19e siècle. On y trouve en particulier les caractéristiques techniques et stylistiques des 3 modèles de robes. L'ouvrage est dédié à l'homme politique José Moñino y Redondo, comte de Floridablanca (1728-1808), et il contient 3 jolies planches coloriées à la main représentant les trois costumes. Légères traces de plis aux planches. Bon exemplaire agréablement relié. Palau, 74339. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Mörder Philipp Feigel, 23 Jahr alt, in Nürnberg, durch das Rad hingerichtet d. 18 Mertz 1788. Einblattdruck in Kupferstich mit Darstellung des enthaupteten Kopfes auf einem Rad gekettet in Rund mit Bezeichnung, darunter Vierzeiler "Dies ist das Ebenbild des jungen Bösewicht, Der Schmäh- und Schmerzlich starb durchs Pein u. Halsgericht, Es seh` es wer es sieht mit dem Gedancken an, Es bleibt nicht ungestrafft das was man bös` gethan

      (Nürnberg?), wohl, 1788.. Plattengröße: 195 x 168 mm. Blattgröße: 213 x 182 mm. Unten links signiert Kellner. Über KVK nur ein Exemplar in Harvard nachweisbar. - Der 22jährige Johann Philipp Feigel war ein beschäftigungsloser Totengräberknecht in Nürnberg; bei der Bewerbung um eine freigewordene Stelle wurde er zwar genommen, aber nur als Helfer seines ihm vorgezogenen, ehemaligen Arbeitskollegen Langfritz. Feigel fühlte sich in seiner Ehre gekränkt, so schlich er sich am 3. Dezember 1787 an dem im Totengräberhäuschen nach anstrengender Arbeit selig schlummernden Langfritz an und versuchte ihn zu erschießen. Das gelang nicht, aber mittels einer zur Totengräberarbeit dienenden Hacke konnte er den Schädel seines durch den Schuss nur leichtverletzten Vorgesetzten zertrümmern. Feigel wollte nun den Leichnam in einem der aufgehobenen Gräber entsorgen, vergaß aber wohl das Werk zu Ende bringen und ließ den toten Langfritz neben dem Grab auf einen Leichenkarren liegen. Vier Tage später wurde er gefunden, Feigel schnell der Tat überführt, zum Tode verurteilt und am 18. März 1788 vor dem Nürnberger Frauentor mit dem Rad von oben herab hingerichtet, d. h. der Scharfrichter zerschmetterte ihm mit dem schweren Wagenrad zuerst den Brustkorb und arbeitete sich dann langsam bis zu den Unterschenkeln voran. Anschließend wurde Feigel enthauptet, der Kopf auf einen Pfahl gespießt, der Rumpf aufs Rad geflochten und dieses zur Abschreckung aufgerichtet. Der nun hier vorliegende, sehr seltene Einblattdruck soll nun auch ein Memento und Warnung für kommende Generationen darstellen.

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        HISTORIA DE POLYBIO MEGALOPOLITANO traducida del griego por Don Ambrosio Rui Bamba Oficial de la Biblioteca de S.M.

      - Madrid; En la Imprenta Real, 1788. 4º (21 cm.) 3 vol. xvi., 446 p ., 1 h. = 412 p. = 395 p. Encuadernación plena piel de época (Pasta española) ruedas doradas en planos, decorado el lomo con dorados y tejuelos en el lomo. Cortes pintados en rojo.Perfecto estado de conservación papel fuerte y limpio, encuadernación del tomo I restaurada en el lomo que difiere un poco del resto.Encabeza esta esta versión un prólogo del traductor en que se hace el elogio de Polibio, se le defiende de sus detractoresy se apuntan algunas especies acerca del metodo seguido por el interprete. Ajustóse éste a la edición de Kraushecha en Leipzig en 1764; repartió su traducciónen capítulos poniéndoles epígrafes, y en cuanto a la cronología siguió la de Casaubon en su Polybio (Menendez Pidal)Comprende el primer volumen los tres primeros libros, el segundo los dos siguientes(los cinco unicos que han llegado a nuestras manos) y los fragmentos y extractos del sexto y septimo. El tomo tercero contiene los extractos de los demás libros hasta el decimoseptimo, conservados en la colección de Constantino Porfirogeneta. Palau; 230291 Año: 1788

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        THE AMICABLE QUIXOTE OR ENTHUSIASM OF FRIENDSHIP (4 volumes)

      Printed for J. Walker, London 1788 - A very good four volume set in contemporary, full tree calf binding with double lettering pieces in red and green. Complete pp. [iii]-vii, [1] 222; [2], 206; [2], 238 & [2], 198. No half-titles which may or may not be wanting, but the pagination for the prelims to vol. I might suggest that one is required? Very good bindings with a little rubbing, a couple of volumes slightly chipped to the head/tail of the spines, corners lightly bruised. Contents clean and tight, manuscript (Greek?) initials to title pages dated 1788 otherwise unmarked, no foxing, paper crisp. A very good set. A Rare Eighteenth Century Novel. We have managed to located just one other copy at auction in the last thirty years and that at Sotheby's sale of July 21, 1993, where it made £1,000 on the hammer, though seemingly not such a nice copy. Referenced by: ESTC T068744 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SCHOOL BOY RECREATIONS

      London: Published by Robert Sayer, 1788. A large printer's leaf, 460 by 340 mms., with border designs of schoolboys' recreations. The imprint reads "Published Nov. 1788, by Rob. Sayer, 33 Fleet Street, London." The heading reads "School Boys [Re]creatons"; the letters in square brackets being part of a repair to the leaf, which is laid down and mounted. The illustrations are, starting from the top and going clockwise, of schoolboys playing cricket; marbles; spinning hoops; spinning tops; kite-flying; archery; and badminton. In the centre is a manuscript prayer: "Father of Life and Light thou Good Supreme/ Teach me what is good, teach me Thyself./ Save me from Folly, Vanity and Vice/ From every bad Pursuit; if not, feed my Soul/ With Knowledge, conscious Peace and Virtue Pure/ Sacred: substantial never fading [?Bliss]." The text continues in a larger hand: "With early Virtue plant thy Breast/ The specious Arts of Vice detest," with "Breast" and "detest" in smaller hand. Finally, the manuscript portion concludes, "Learning/ From Art and Study true Content must flow/ For tis a God like attribute to know/ He must improve who Studies with Delight/ And learns sound Morals while he learns to write". [Signed] "Peter Bartlett/ December 1789". There are obvious tears in the engraving, which have been repaired and the leaf laid down. The images have been lightly water-coloured by hand, but both the images and the manuscript lines have faded. In the lower portion of the engraving, the parts to the left and right of the imprint have been covered by the border mount.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Tratado de Calenturas. Quinta Edición.

      Madrid, por Don Blas Roman, Impresor de la Real Junta de Comercio, Moneda y Minas, 1788. - 4to.; 4 hs., 304 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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