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        1) Avis important sur le ministère et sur l'assemblée prochaine des États-Généraux.

      S.l., 1788, 49 pp. ; (suivi de). -2) Second avis important à la nation, sur les vices de son gouvernement ; sur la nécessité d'établir une constitution ; & sur la composition des états-généraux. Adressé à l'Assemblée des notables. Par l'auteur de l'Avis important [ ]. S.l., En Novembre, 1788, 67 pp. ; (suivi de). -3) Le Tiers-État entièrement éclairé sur ses droits, ou supplément à l'Avis important ; par le même auteur. Suivi des Principes de Messieurs Necker & de Fénelon sur l'administration ; & de la différence de trois mois en 1788, par le marquis de Casaux. S.l., 1788, 52 pp. ; cartonnage bradel moderne. - soit 3 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-8 ; Très rare réunion de trois écrits essentiels de Rabaut Saint-Etienne sur les États-Généraux, en édition originale.1) Très rare édition parue la même année que celle que Conlon 88 : 3855 considère comme l'originale. Il est probable que notre édition comportant une page de plus que celle décrite par Conlon soit en fait la véritable originale. Le CCFr. et le Worldcat n'en localisent aucun exemplaire.2) Edition originale. Très rare.Conlon 88 : 3857 n'en localise qu'un seul exemplaire en France (B.M. de Montauban).3) Edition originale. Très rare.Conlon 88 : 3858 n'en localise qu'un seul exemplaire (B.M. de Grenoble).

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        A Voyage to the River Sierra Leone on the Coast of Africa Containing an Account of the Trade and Productions of the Country and of the Civil and Religious Customs and Manners of the People in a Series of letters to a Friend in England 

      First edition. Folding frontispiece map and a folding plate. 8vo. Smart modern half morocco. iv, 183pp. London, B. White,

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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Leipzig ( d. i. Ulm) 1788. - Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers "Poesies" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 ("Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb."); vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m; Balmer, Haller 36f. ."Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff . von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht "Die Alpen". - KNLL). Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ornati e graffiti di varie facciate e sfondi che si ritrovano in antichi palazzi e chiese

      1788. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 29 plates (of 40) including title, plates 345 x 220 mm, sheets 495 x 330 mm. Some printed on tinted blue paper. Contemporary half vellum, marbled boards. Plates 26-28 with some pale staining. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, a rare proof copy before changes to the title. A CHARMING SERIES OF PLATES of ornaments, grotesques, wall and ceiling decorations, interlaced ornaments, etc., executed by the gifted designer and decorator Carlo Lasinio from Treviso. These ornaments were taken from various buildings in Florence, originally designed by the most famous artists of the early and later Renaissance: Cosimo Feltrini, Bernardino Poccetti, Michelangelo, Giov. da Udine, Benedetto da Rovezzano. Rare in this state: the NYPL copy has only 23 plates in proof state. Berlin Kat. 598 (incomplete). Guilmard p.335. See Jessen, Der Ornamentstich, pp.161, 163, 328. For another work by Lasinio see Cicognara 3402.

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        Il mappamondo o Descrizione generale del globo terracqueo

      Calcografia camerale, Roma 1788 - Incisione in rame, mm 340x460. Piacevole mappamondo circondato da raffigurazioni allegoriche dei continenti agli angoli. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionÚ l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 340x460. A double-hemisphere world map showing all three of Cook's voyages, with allegorical figures of the continents in the borders. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold cartografia.

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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1776

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1788. The Fourth Edition. Hardcover. G- (Much wear to outer spine, with some missing material; leather is crumbling; front hinge is loosening but board is still intact; interior is surprisingly clear for age, with no noticeable foxing; ex-library with several bookplates incl. David Cornell; first flyleaf is loose but present; interior is nice overall; a candidate for rebinding.). Marbled paper boards, with leather spine and corners, gilt-rimmed decoration; black title block on spine with gilt letters and decoration; various paginations. 1776 was quite a year, wasn't it? So much so, that this Annual Register had to be reprinted several times to meet demand. Covered here, from the British point of view, are a History of Europe; a Chronicle of births, deaths, and marriages, with appendix; State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Projects, Antiquities, Miscellaneous Essays, Poetry, and reviews of three books: "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," by Edward Gibbon; "An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations," by Adam Smith; and "The History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain," bu Robert Watson. Get your eyes used to interpreting the long s in order to read this text. Please note that this is an original book, and not a paperback reprint, e-book, or print-on-demand title. As such, it is rare.

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        Generalkarte von Nordamerika sant den Westindischen Inseln

      Vienna 1788 - Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, on four unjoined sheets, with full natural margins, in excellent condition. Sheet size of each 24 1/3 x 33 inches. A finely engraved monumental map of North America depicted shortly after the American Revolution, by a great Austrian cartographer. This is one of the largest depictions of North America made during the eighteenth-century. Schrämbl, who was by then one of Austria's most prominent cartographers, directly based this work on the map by Thomas Pownall. Pownall, a British MP, and formerly the governor of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, first produced this map in 1777. Schrämbl based his work on Pownall's 1783 second state, which showcases the former thirteen colonies as the newly independent United States of America. It was included as one of the principal maps of his grand work, the Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas . The immense scope of Schrämbl map's takes in all of the territory from James Bay, all the way down into the Spanish Main of South America. The map shows the newly independent American republic to be a small nation hugging the Atlantic seaboard, while the vast lands of the Ohio and Mississippi basins are shown to be largely uninhabited. The map covers all regions in great geographic detail. One of the most attractive features of the map is its pictorial representation of Native American villages, trading posts, mines and other features. Mexico, Central America, and the broad chain of the West Indian archipelago are also elegantly portrayed. The map features two fascinating cartographic insets; the first of which depicts Hudson's Bay and the Canadian Arctic; the latter supposedly containing the entrance to the purported Northwest Passage. The second inset features the head of the Sea of Cortes in the southwest, evincing Father Eusabio Kino's declaration that California is not an island, based on his exploration of the area from 1698 to 1701. This elegant compostion is further embellished by a large cartouche of rocaille ornamentation. Cf. Kohlmaier, Ursula, Der Verlag Franz Anton Schrämbl (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Vienna, 2001); McCorckle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 788.6.

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        System der neueren Wundarzneykunst zum öffentlichen und Pirvatgebrauche. 2 Bde.

      Kopenhangen, bey Christian Gottlob Prost, 1788-1791, 8, 42, 853, (1) 30, (2), 895, (1) pp., 1 Titelkupfer, 2 feine geprägte Halbleinenbände der Zeit. Seltene deutsche Übersetzung dieses bekannten Klassikers der Chirurgie aus dem lateinischen übersetzt von Karl Gottlob Kühn (1754-1840) "der Arzneywissenschaft und außßerordentlichen öffentlichen Lehrer" und späteren bekannten Leipziger Professor der Medizin. Heinrich Callisen (1740-1824), "berühmter Chirurg in Kopenhagen, Verfasser mehrerer systematischer-chirurgischer Werke, wurde 1740 zu Preetz in Holstein als Sohn eines Predigers geboren. 15 Jahre alt kam er um Chirurgie zu studiren nach Kopenhagen, wo er als Lehrjunge des Barbieramtes angebracht, in einigen Jahren Gesell wurde. Unter der Protection SIMON KRÜGER'S. des Genernldirectors der Chirurgie, wurde er dann in Anatomie und Chirurgie ausgebildet, und nachdem er die Probe am Amphitheatrum anatomicum absolvirt hatte, wurde er Assistenzchirurg am königl. Friedrichs - Hospital und habilitirte sich durch Vorlesungen am Amphitheater. Durch die Bestrebungen seiner Gönner gelang es ihm, ohne Immatriculation 1767 das Examen medicum rigorosum zu absolviren. Er unternahm dann eine mehrjährige Studienreise nach Paris und London, wo besonders W. HÖXTER sein Lehrer war. Nach Kopenhagen zurückgekehrt wurde er Primarchirurg in der Marine, 1772 als Dr. med. creirt, nach dem Falle BERGER'S 1773 Professor chirurgiae an der Universität und Mitglied des Collegium medicum, 1776 wirksames Mitglied einer Commission für die Förderung der Chirurgie. 1787 wollte der König von Preussen ihn an die Berliner Universität rufen, er lehnte aber die Aufforderung ab. 1791 wurde er Professor an der neu eröffneten chirurgischen Akademie, 1794 erhielt er das Generaldirectorat, das er bis an seinen Tod 1824 bekleidete. Seine "Principia systematis chirurgiae hodiernae" waren eine lange Zeit hindurch, theils in der Originalsprache, theils in Uebersetzungen, das gewöhnliche Lehrbuch der Chirurgie an den meisten Universitäten und chirurgischen Schulen Europas." Petersen, Hirsch I, p.646 First german edition. 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.

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        The temporal government of the Pope's State.

      London: J. Johnson. MDCCLXXXVIII 1788 - 8vo., xii + 268pp., wanting front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine simply gilt and labelled. A very good copy. First edition: scarce. A comprehensive, damning, and seemingly reasonably objective survey of the civil administration and political economy of the Vatican State during the papacy of Pius VI (1775-1799). The book was dedicated by the author to Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, eccentric absentee Bishop of Derry, and serial visitor to Italy (see, e.g. Ingamells p.126 et seq.]. The thirty chapters examine the inner workings of an influential but generally unpopular Papacy. Subjects examined, and objectively commented upon, include Papal finance, departments of state and the relevant officers and officials, including ministers, the governor of Rome, the Pope's auditor, the Cardinal Vicar, Rota, treasurer, the Sagra Consulta, the President of the public streets, the prefect of the Archives, the President of the Mint, of the Quays and of the Prisons, the Majordomo of the Pontifical Palace, of the Congregation del Buon Governo, &c. &c. There are other chapters on agriculture and 'bad air', manufactures, commerce, justice, and even nepotism. The name of Pope Pius VI is associated with many and often unpopular attempts to revive the splendour of Pope Leo X in the promotion of art and public works. He is best remembered in connection with the establishment of the Vatican Museum, and with an impractical and expensive attempt to drain the Pontine marshes, He has been accused of having led a futile and immoral life, of having neglected his duties and of having been bad tempered and even brutal with his attendants. Denham concludes his survey by observing that 'the peculiar infelicity of the papal government, so manifestly demonstrated in this work, will naturally prompt a curious enquirer to search for some principle in human nature to account for it'. And he concludes with damning clarity. 'However they may be supposed to promote the good of souls, their want of a proper relation, and their own particular insulated situation, never to be altered, depriving them of sympathy, must generally produce an insensibility to the misery of others. Whether this be a proper solution of the phenomenon or not, philosophers will judge. Facts evince, that priests so circumstanced, are by no means qualified to govern in temporal matters'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ragionamento giuridico-politico sopra la costituzione della Valtellina e del contado di Chiavenna, e sopra i loro rispettivi diritti fissati, e garantiti dal Capitolato di Milano 3 settembre 1639 con un'appendice [..].

      [s.n.], 1788. In-8° (cm. 20,2), elegante legatura del XX secolo in m. pelle verde e punte, con titolo al tassello e ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati; pp. XVI 176 in ottimo stato, con alcuni deliziosi finalini in legno; Ex libris applicato al contropiatto, mancanza della prima carta bianca. Edizione originale della famosa ricostruzione storico-giuridica dell'autonomia di Valtellina, Valchiavena e Val San Giacomo dai Grigioni. Il governo delle Tre Leghe rispose violentemente, istituendo un apposito tribunale per giudicare il De Simoni che dovette così rifugiarsi a Milano. L'epigrafe ciceroniana al verso del frontespizio Desinant aliquando dicere male [..] giustifica l'anonimato in cui tentò di nascondersi l'autore. Cfr. Lozzi II, 5804; Melzi II 406. Ottimo esemplare.

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        uvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.

      London: no printer, 1788 - 7 volumes bound in 5, octavo (160 x 98 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, triple rule gilt border to covers, spines elaborately decorated gilt, red and green morocco labels, edges stained yellow. Neat repair to head of spine of volume one, small chip at foot, very occasional light spotting, one leaf with short closed tear; a very attractive set. Titles printed in red and black, woodcut vignette chapter openings and endings. Third, enlarged edition of the second French collected works of Hume, first published in 1759-64; this is the most complete edition, which includes Hume's writings on economics. "The contents are differently ordered and vol. 7 . is an addition, containing seven of the Political Discourses of 1752 trans[lated] by Mlle. de la Chaux" in 1767 (Jessop). The other volumes contain the Treatise concerning Human Understanding (vol. I-II), Four Dissertations (vol. II), Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (vol. III), the essays on the passions, tragedy, and taste (vol. IV), Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (vol. V), and Essays Moral and Political (vol. VI). The first collected edition in French was published in five volumes in 1758-60 (it was preceded by a German edition in four volumes in 1754-6; the first collected works in English, Hume's own edition, had appeared in 1753-6). Hume's works were quickly translated into French, reflecting the high regard in which he was held by a considerable number of French philosophes. Early enthusiasm more generally in France for Hume's writings had rested on his political and ethical thought (and later the History); the Political Discourses (1752) were acknowledged in the Bibliotèque raisonnée to be "greatly esteemed", and received two editions in French in 1754. But the irreligious tendency of his philosophical scepticism greatly affected Hume's reception in France, and even restricted scope for publication there. By 1761, all his works were included in the Index librorum prohibitorum. See Mossner, Life, p. 225ff. Chuo 29; Jessop, p. 11.

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        The History of America In Three Volumes

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and J. Balfour, 1788. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Fifth edition, complete in three volumes. xlvii, [1], 388pp; 499pp; 439, [39]pp + [1]p of publisher's advertisements. Modern red half morocco over marbled boards, spine with four raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold. With four folding maps of Mexico or New Spain (including California); the Gulf of Mexico, the islands and countries adjacent; South America; the countries on the South Sea, from Panama to Guayquil; and one folding plate. In the preface of this edition Robertson replies to criticism of his work by Francesco Saverio Clavigero. A remarkably bright and clean set in fine condition. Graesse VI.138. Howes R358. Sabin 71973. ; Octavo.

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        THE NEW BRITISH JEWEL, or Complete Housewife's Best Companion. Containing I. A number of the most uncommon and useful RECEIPTs in Cookery, with the Manner of trussing Poultry, Rabbits, Hares &c, Illustrated with CURIOUS CUTS, shewing how each is to trussed. II. The best and most fashionable Receipts for all Manner of Pastry, Pickling, &c. with some general Rules to be observed therein. III. Directions for making all Sorts of English Wines, Shrub Vinegar, Verjuice, Catchup Sauces, Soups, Jellies, &c. IV. A Table to cast up Expences by the Day, Week, Month, or Year. V. Every Man his own Physician; a valuable Collection of the most approved Receipts for the Cure of most Disorders incident to human Bodies, from the most eminent English Physicians. VI. The Manner of preparing the Elixir of Life, Turlington's Balsam, Friar's Balsam, the Court or Lady's Black Sticking Plaster, Lip-Salve, Lady Yorke's Receipt to preserve from the Small-pox or Plague, &c. the Royal Patent Snuff for the Head and Eyes; Dr. Bracken's Powder for the Teeth, a Secret for the Cure of the Toothache, a speedy Method to destroy Warts or Corns, &c. VII. Directions for destroying Rats, Mice, Bugs, Fleas, &c. And a choice Variety of Useful Family Receipts, together with a Method of restoring to Life People drowned, or in any other Manner suffocated. Also The Complete Farrier, Being the Method of Buying, Selling, Managing, &c. and of the Diseases incident to Horse, with their Cure. To which is added, The Royal Gardner, or Monthly Calendar.

      London. Osborne and Griffin, and H. Mozley, Gainsborough.1788. 108 pages. Illustrated with 10 woodcuts within the text. Contemporary full untitled, undecorated sheep. 12mo. 178 x 108 mm. Binding worn and spine cracked; some water-staining in places; occasional marking; else a very good copy of a rare book. Curiously the front endpaper bears the inscription, 'Mary Brentrall Her Book 1785.' The New British Jewel supersedes The British Jewel, first published circa 1780, though the work remains essentially the same.

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        Traité des Haras, [...]. avec un traité des mulets. Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1788.

      1788. 8vo. LVI, 312, (4) pp. With 2 folding engr. plates and 5 (3 folding) tables. Contemp. calf binding (repaired); marbled endpapers. First French edition. - "Été longtemps considéré comme un ouvrage classique" (Mennessier de la L.). - First and final gatherings a and V misbound, but complete. Old stamp to title page; occasional browning and waterstaining. Mennessier de la Lance I, 607. Huth, p. 51. Schrader 181.

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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1776

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1788. Marbled paper boards, with leather spine and corners, gilt-rimmed decoration; black title block on spine with gilt letters and decoration; various paginations. 1776 was quite a year, wasn't it? So much so, that this Annual Register had to be reprinted several times to meet demand. Covered here, from the British point of view, are a History of Europe; a Chronicle of births, deaths, and marriages, with appendix; State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Projects, Antiquities, Miscellaneous Essays, Poetry, and reviews of three books: "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," by Edward Gibbon; "An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations," by Adam Smith; and "The History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain," bu Robert Watson. Get your eyes used to interpreting the long s in order to read this text. Please note that this is an original book, and not a paperback reprint, e-book, or print-on-demand title. As such, it is rare. G- (Much wear to outer spine, with some missing material; leather is crumbling; front hinge is loosening but board is still intact; interior is surprisingly clear for age, with no noticeable foxing; ex-library with several bookplates incl. David Cornell; first flyleaf is loose but present; interior is nice overall; a candidate for rebinding.).

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        Fables. Imprimé par ordre du Roi pour l'éducation de monseigneur le dauphin.

      de l'Imprmerie de Didot l'Ainé, 1788. In-4° (cm. 29,3), legatura romantica in m. marocchino con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso (lievi usure), tagli e risguardi marmorizzati, pp. [8] XCVI 482 [2] in ottimo stato e fresche di papier-vélin della ditta Dervaud et Freres Henry, vignetta al frontespizio; sporadiche fioriture. Edizione originale edita in sole 250 copie. Cfr. Graesse IV, 73. Esemplare molto buono.

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        THOUGHTS UPON THE POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN WHICH THAT OF MASSACHUSETTS IS MORE PARTICULARLY CONSIDERED. WITH SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSTITUTION FOR A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNION. By a Native of Boston

      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1788. 209pp. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label, in antique style. Some foxing, most severe on titlepage. Very good. An important argument in favor of adopting the Constitution. "Jackson arrives in a most leisurely manner at his conclusion that the Constitution should be ratified...he condemns opulence and drunkenness as unbecoming to a republic, and warns the country to be on guard against European influence in either politics or fashion" - Streeter. Jackson (1743-1810) was a Harvard graduate, member of Congress, state senator, and in 1789 was made a United States marshal. His arguments are a classic example of a New England Federalist. Goodspeed's paid $80 for the Streeter copy in 1967. HOWES J23. EVANS 21173. ESTC W28300. COHEN 2838. SABIN 35441. STREETER SALE 1051. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 18, note.

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        Sammlung interessanter und durchgängig zwekmäszig abgefaster Reisebeschreibungen für die Jugend. Reutlingen, Johannes Grözinger, 1794 [some parts 1796]. 12 parts in 4 vols.

      "Half-leather. Spine of vol 1 and 2 and edges damaged, some stains inside, else a reasonable copy. With a folding b/w map. Rare edition of Campe collection; no copy available in the Netherlands. Reprinted after the first edition of 1788. In part 5 (pp. 5-58) Wilhelm Isbrand Bonteku's merkwürdige Abentheuer auf einer Reise aus Holland nach Ostindien. The German teacher Campe based his adaptation of the famous adventures of Willem IJsbrantsz Bontekoe on the earlier German adaptation in the Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu wasser und Lande (Leipzig 1751, vol. VIII). He was especially interested in true stories that could learn something to children and yet were attractive for the youth. Bontekoe's spectacular survival after the massive explosion of his ship the Nieuw Hoorn, fitted extremely well in Campe's ideas.B0013".

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        Technologische Bemerkungen auf einer Reise durch Holland, mit 10 Kupfern. Freyberg und Annaberg: Crazischen Buchhandlung, 1792.

      "Geb., 236 p., ill. Lit: Jacobsen Jensen 190; Van der Meulen, p. 29; niet in Bodel Nijenhuis."."Zeer zeldzaam boek van de hand van de “Königl. Preuss-Bergrath und Fabrikencommissarius der Graffschaft Mark” Eversmann, die geroemd wordt als iemand die in zijn loopbaan grote technische verbeteringen aanbracht. Zo voerde hij in 1788 in Pruissen de eerste stoommachine in en verbeterde de techniek van het linnen weven. Uit dit reisverhaal is te bemerken dat hij steeds probeert achter fabrieksgeheimen te komen. Hij bezoekt in 1783 Arnhem, Amersfoort, Naarden, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Weesp, Halfweg, Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Oudshoorn, Alphen aan den Rijn, ‘s Gravenhage, Delft, Rotterdam, Vlaardingen, Maassluis, Brielle en Hellevoetsluis. Hij deelt vele interessante, technische details mee over door hem bezochte fabrieken. Het boek heeft tien uitslaande, gegraveerde platen met technische afbeeldingen van: I. vermiljoenfabricage; II. diamantslijperij, kanongieterij, pijpenfabriek te Gouda; III. zoutpan te Leiden, kalkoven te Oudshoorn, dakpanbakkerij te Alphen; IV. muurtegelbakkerij; V. dakpanbakkerij te Alphen; VI en VII. kanongieterij te Den Haag; VIII. molens, blekerijen bij Haarlem; IX. brandewijnstokerij te Weesp, garenblekerij te Haarlem, papiermolen; X. blekerij te Bloemendaal."

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        La Mort du capitaine Cook,a son troisieme voyage au nouveau monde.

      1788 - First edition. 8vo. Contemporary calf, gilt, a little rubbbed headcap chipped, last leaf browned but still entirely legible. [ii], 3-36pp. Paris, Chez Lagrange, The rare first edition of an important contribution to the legend of Cook's death. After the news of Cook's death in Hawaii in February 1779 reached Europe, his achievements - and death - were celebrated in a series of creative tributes. These ranged from paintings and engraving to eulogies and dramatic works. The first, by Anna Seward and Alexander Schomberg, appeared in 1780 and were quickly followed by the notable examples of Brooke, Gianetti and Samwell. Arnould's pantomime - a staged spectacular with accompanying music but no dialogue - opened in Paris in October 1788. The plot is a romanticised interpretation of the events leading up to Cook's death in Hawaii. Cook is portrayed in a merciful light, engaged by the Hawaiian King to assist against his enemies. Having completed this task, Cook intercedes to prevent the King issuing death sentences. Despite this generous act, he is later betrayed and murdered by the same men. This text is partiularly important as it was used as the basis for the 1789 London stage production The Death of Captain Cook a grand serious pantomime and several other English dramatisations of Cook's death in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It therefore provides much of the core, if ahistorical, material from which a large part of the British public understood the explorer. This copy is bound as the last work in a Sammelband of plays, allowing us to see Arnould's play in the context of the theatre of the day.Those bound here include Romeo et Juliette, Ducis, 1772; Alexandre, Tragedie nouvelle en cinq actes, M de Fen., 1754; La gageure imprevue, Sedaine, 1788, nouvelle edition; Tom Jones a Londres, Desforges, 1782; Le vaporeaux, M. M. D., 1782; L'esprit de contradiction, Dufresny, 1760, nouvelle edition; L'anglois a Bordeaux, Favart, 1763; Le francais a Londres, Boissy, 1782, nouvelle edition. Beddie, 2450; Holmes, 68; Kroepelien, 39, Forbes, 141. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dei bagni di Montecatini. Trattato.

      per Gaetano Cambiagi, 1788. In-4° (c, 27,7); deliziosa legatura coeva in m. pelle con dorso riccamente decorato con fregi floreali in oro ai comparti, titolo in oro su tassello, piatti marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo; pp. [8] 347 con 4 tavole f.t. (1 grande pianta generale di Montecatini e Valdinievole ripiegata in fine, 1 veduta, 1 tabella a stampa e 1 pianta di Montecatini sempre ripiegate). Edizione originale dedicata a Pietro Leopoldo. Cfr. «Razzolini e Bacchi Della Lega, essendo libro citato dalla Crusca» [Lozzi 2906]; De Renzi V, 681. Superbo esemplare.

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        L'influence de la découverte de l'Amérique sur le bonheur du genre-humain

      Paris, Nyon, 1788, in-8, de front, X, 352, (4) pp.. et une carte dépliante, reliure à dos lisse de basane, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, Première édition. Genty dresse un violent réquisitoire contre l'avarice, le violence et la lâcheté qui marquèrent les premières expéditions coloniales des Européens : "Je parcours en vain toutes les contrées de l'Amérique, pour chercher une nation, qui puisse ne pas détester le jour de l'arrivée des Européens." Extrémités légèrement frottées, quelques pages un peu brunies, bel exemplaire

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        Gemeinnüziges Lexikon für Leser aller Klassen, besonders für Unstudierte; oder kurze und deutliche Erklärung der, sowohl in den vornehmsten Wissenschaften und Künsten, als in gesellschaftlichem Umgange gebräuchlichen Redensarten, Ausdrücke und Kunstworte etc. in alphabetischer Ordnung. " Theile in einem Band (komplett).

      Nürnberg, Six, 1788 - 526, 626 S. Einband berieben, bestoßen, fleckig und angeschmutzt. Hinteres Überzugspapier fehlt zur Hälfte, verbliebener Rest ist teilweise gelöst. Ganschriftliche Besitzervermerke auf Vorsatz und Titel (Hezel, Registrator und Ratsschreiber J.F. Seiferheld). Innen durchgehend fleckig und wasserrandig. Gutes Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 18 x 12 cm, Halbpergament mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt

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        Magie, oder die Zauberkräfte der Natur, so auf den Nutzen und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Tle.[1] u. 4 [und] Fortgesetzte Magie, oder die Zauberkräfte der Natur, so auf den Nutzen und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Bde. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 u. 11.

      8. XLVIII, 441(1) S., 9 Bll. (Inh.) VI S. (Titelei), 650 S. (einschl. Universalregister f. die Tle. 1-4) 4 Bll. (Titelei), 592 S. 8 Bll. (Titelei), 622 [recte 620] S. (Ss. 615/16 fehlen) 6Bll., 596 S. 4 Bll. (Titelei), 603(1) S. 4 Bll. (Titelei), 542 S. 4 Bll. (Titelei), 599(1) S. und VI S. (Titelei). Mit je 1 gest. Titelvignette u. zus. 48 (v. 49) gef. Kupferstich-Tafeln (Taf. 7 in Tl.1 fehlt). 6 Bde. ([1], 4 u. fortges. Magie 3, 5, 8 u. 11) uniform gebunden in neuen, grauen Pappbänden m. schwarzgepr. Rü.titel auf. mont. rotem Papierschi. e. graumelierter, neuerer Pappbd. m. goldgepr. Tit. auf mont. rotem Rüschi. (2. Bd. Fortges. Magie) u. e. Halbleinenbd. d. Zeit. m. goldgepr. Rü.titel. u. marmor. Deckelbezügen (4. Bd. Fortfges. Magie). Einbde. stellenw. leicht gegilbt u. sehr vereinz. fleckig, im Text nahezu durchgeh. m. alten Spuren v. Feuchtigkeiteinwirkung (Flecken), Titelbll. z. Tl. etw. angeschmutzt, sehr vereinz m. Sign. od. Anstreichungen v. alter Hand, insges. im Text kaum abgegriffen, die ersten Seiten von Bd. 5 im unt. Blattrd. leicht augefranst, Leinenbd. d. Zt. an den Kanten stärker abgewetzt u. am ob. Kapital lädiert u. fleckig. Seemann/Trattner 3897 u. 4129 Poggendorf I, 1003 Ackermann I, 449. Die Bände 1 u. 4 der ersten Serie und 6 Bände (2, 3, 4, 5, 8 u. 11) von 12 Bänden der zweiten Serie über verschiedene Versuche aus dem Bereich der Naturwissenschaften in der Wiener Nachdruckausgabe bei Trattner. Das Werk erschien in zunächst 4 Bänden und wurde 1788-1801 durch 12 Bände unter dem Titel Fortgesetzte Magie ergänzt und 1802 um noch einen weiteren Band Neue fortgesetzte Magie fortgeführt. Das Werk beschreibt viele Versuche, die mit zum Teil verblüffenden Resultaten eben magisch gewirkt haben könnten. In den vorliegenden Bänden neben einer umfassenden Einleitung über Magie im ersten Band, u. a. mit Kapiteln über Wiedererweckung der Todten, Die Verwandlung eines lebendigen Menschen in einen Bären, Das neue Luftschiff, Veranlassende Reize zum Menschenessen, Die Heilung der Zahnschmerzen durch die Electrizität, Daß der gebratne Kalbskopf auf der Tafel blöcke etc. Die Tafeln mit Abbildungen u. a. eines Flugapparates, einer Camera obscura, einer Zauberlaterne, eines elektrischen Drachens und eines Zauberspiegels. - Der preußische Historiker und Toxikologe Johann Samuel Halle (1727- 1810) kam nach Abschluss des Studiums 1753 als Erzieher nach Berlin. Dort wurde er 1760 an das königlich-preußische Kadetten-Corps berufen, um die neuerrichtete Professur für Geschichte zu übernehmen. Er war der Autor verschiedener naturwissenschaftlicher, handwerklich/technologischer und historischer Schriften. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1776

      Printed for J. Dodsley, London 1788 - Marbled paper boards, with leather spine and corners, gilt-rimmed decoration; black title block on spine with gilt letters and decoration; various paginations. 1776 was quite a year, wasn't it? So much so, that this Annual Register had to be reprinted several times to meet demand. Covered here, from the British point of view, are a History of Europe; a Chronicle of births, deaths, and marriages, with appendix; State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Projects, Antiquities, Miscellaneous Essays, Poetry, and reviews of three books: "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," by Edward Gibbon; "An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations," by Adam Smith; and "The History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain," bu Robert Watson. Get your eyes used to interpreting the long s in order to read this text. Please note that this is an original book, and not a paperback reprint, e-book, or print-on-demand title. As such, it is rare. G- (Much wear to outer spine, with some missing material; leather is crumbling; front hinge is loosening but board is still intact; interior is surprisingly clear for age, with no noticeable foxing; ex-library with several bookplates incl. David Cornell; first flyleaf is loose but present; interior is nice overall; a candidate for rebinding.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il mappamondo o Descrizione generale del globo terracqueo

      Incisione in rame, mm 340x460. Piacevole mappamondo circondato da raffigurazioni allegoriche dei continenti agli angoli. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionò l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 340x460. A double-hemisphere world map showing all three of Cook's voyages, with allegorical figures of the continents in the borders. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold

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        Le souterrain ou Matilde, traduit de l'anglois sur la deuxième édition.

      à Paris, chez Th. Barrois, 1788, 3 tomes in 12, de VII-170pp. 2ff. 130pp. 2ff. 170pp. 2ff. & 1f. bl., nbr. en-têtes gravées, en 3 vol. demi-veau marbré époque à petits coins, dos orné de filets dorés, p. de t. rouge, bel exemplaire. 3e édition française, assez rare. C'est la traduction du roman "the Recess, or a tale of other time " publié à Londres en 1783 et 1785. Sophie et Harriet Lee ont commencé leur carrière littéraire avant Ann Radcliffe. Dans son étude sur le roman gothique anglais, Maurice Lévy accorde une place de choix au souterrain oeuvre qu'il qualifie de majeure. Le souterrain est aussi différent qu'il est possible du château d'Otrante, encore qu'il participe du même besoin vital d'évasion. Sophie Lee en déversant ... toute la richesse du sentiment et des effusions du coeur... orienta définitivement l'évolution du genre créé par Walpole ... Elle définit le climat des romans (noirs) à venir, en leur donnant la dimension psychologique... la neurasthénie, le spleen, cette espèce de délire phrénétique... D'après Barbier et la NUC la traduction est de Pierre Bernard de Lamare. "The Recess can be regarded as a formative work of the original Gothic, echoing and pre-dating themes from other contemporary Gothic writers." ¶ M. Lévy p.178/196 - Cat. Oberlé nº27 à 29 (autres éditions) - Pas dans le Cat. Loliée romans noirs (deux éditions tardives) - Martin & Mylne nº86.40 3e édition française (cité d'après un catalogue Quaritch, pas d'exemplaire en Bibliothèques) - Cat. CCFR 1 seul ex. (Instit. Catho. Paris)

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        Histoire de Sumatra

      : dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, du commerce, des arts, des loix, des coutumes & des moeurs des habitans de s productions naturelles, & de l'ancien ètat politique de cette isle ...Paris : Chez Buisson, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, original marbled wrappers, spines with original printed title labels; vol. 1. pp 16, 360, folding map and folding table of the Rejang alphabet; vol. 2. pp 353, [3 Approbation; Privilege du Roi]; engraved head- and tail-pieces; both volumes uncut, a fine and beautifully unsophisticated set in the original state of issue. The first French edition of William Marsden's History of Sumatra (1783). The translation, by J.-P. Parraud, is based on the text of thesecond edition (London : Th. Payne, 1784). Three copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Monash University Library; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Istituzione riti, e crimonie dell'Ordine de'Francs-maçons ossia Liberi Muratori

      in Venezia, presso L. Bassaglia, 1788, in 8°, de 92pp., ill. de 7 planches gravées ht., cart. papier marbré jaune moderne ganre ancien, petit cachet au faux-titre sinon bel exemplaire à toutes marges. Très rare ouvrage resté anonyme. La première édition date de 1785. Ce texte a été rédigé après la fermeture de la loge anglaise "l'Union" par le Sénat de Venise en 1785. La Loge était située corte da Mosto, à San Marcuola. Les planches sont principalement d'origine française avec des tableaux de loges de grades écossais, et un frontispice représentant des scènes maçonniques avec des devises latines du Régime Rectifié. ¶ Lattanzi Biblio massoneria italiana n°770 "Libro anonimo che, mettendo in burletta la Istituzione sul frontespizio ne trattava, nel testo, in modo non avverso, secondo il costume corrente dei suoi detrattori, quasi a disporre in suo favore l'opinione pubblica, per svelenirla dall'ondata di odio pauroso che aveva prodotto la teatralità dell'avvenimento" (la scoperta di une loggia à Venezia)- Pas dans Fesch, ni Caillet - Kloss 1924 (édit. de 1785) - Wolfstieg 29997 (édit. de 1785) - cat. CCFR (aucun exemplaire dans les Bibliothèques françaises) - cat. KVK (1ex à Suttgart, et 6 ex. en Italie.)

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        Kupferstich- Karte, n. Anville b. Schraembl, "Karte von Italien .".

      - mit Grenzkolorit, dat. 1788, 80,2 x 66,1 (H) Oben rechts die Titelkartusche. - Von 2 Platten gestochen und zusammengesetzt. - Dörflinger I, 164.

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        Fables. Imprim? par ordre du Roi pour l'?ducation de monseigneur le dauphin.

      de l'Imprmerie de Didot l'Ain?, 1788. In-4? (cm. 29,3), legatura romantica in m. marocchino con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso (lievi usure), tagli e risguardi marmorizzati, pp. [8] XCVI 482 [2] in ottimo stato e fresche di papier-v?lin della ditta Dervaud et Freres Henry, vignetta al frontespizio; sporadiche fioriture. Edizione originale edita in sole 250 copie. Cfr. Graesse IV, 73. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Letters on Greece; being a sequel to letters on Egypt, and containing travels through Rhodes, Crete, and other islands of the Archipelago; with comparative remarks on their ancient and present state, and observations on the government, character, and manners, of the Turks, and modern Greeks. Translated from the French.

      London, G. G. u. J. Robinson 1788. - Vgl. dazu Peignot III, 348 (hier irrig Nicolas Savary) u. Graesse VI.1, 278 (nennen franz. Ausg.). Claude Etienne SAVARY (1750-1788), Orientalist u. Grammatiker, bereiste von 1776 bis 1781 Ägypten und das griechische Archipel. Das Ergebnis seiner Reisen waren die `Lettres sur l`Egypte` (3 Bde.) u. die `Lettres sur la Grece`, die durch den vorzeitigen Tod des Verfassers nur in einem Band erschienen sind. Bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe handelt es sich wohl um die erste Ausgabe der anonymen Übersetzung in englische Sprache. Tit., Nebentit., 407(1) S. u. 4 Bll. (Index). Mit 1 gef. Karte u. 1 gef. Taf. (Labyrinth of Cnosus) in Kupferstich. Alter zeitgen. Lederbd., von einem Laien unschön m. Papier bezogen. Einbd. stark angestaubt u. stellenw. wasserfleckig; Ecken bestoßen u. berieben; Karte u. ersten 2 Bll. im Falz z. Tl. ausgerissen; Tit. etw. staubfleckig; d. ersten 18 Bll. am oberen Seitenrand wasserrandig; Karte etw. gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        L'ALLEMAGNE, dresse sur les Observations de Tycho Brahe, de Kepler, de Snellius.

      Paris. 1788 - Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Size: 64 x 49 cm. Very good condition, some watermarks on margins, short closed tear at lower centrefold.some sporadic spotting and light browning on margins. Attractive ornamental cartouche, Two secondary cartouches, one containing nine scales, the other is an ' Avertissement' explaining the depiction of the German provinces and enclaves. The map not only shows Germany, but also the Low Countries, Switzerland, Austria parts of Poland and Hungary. The plates were originally made by De l'Isle around 1700. Covens and Mortimer reissued them. Phillipe Buache was de l'Isle's successor, and son in law, he continued to reissue de l'Isle's maps in the later eighteenth century.

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        First lines of the practice of physic. 4th ed. 4 vols.

      C. Elliot, Edinburgh 1788 - 4 volumes. Calf c. 1788, rebacked. 210 x 128 mm. 4th edition. Very good.

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'Océan Pacifique -

      Le Jay et Maradan 1788 -, Paris - 2 tomes. In-12. Tome 1: 282 pp. Tome 2: 274 pp. Reliure d'époque pleine basane marbrée. Dos lisse orné. Tranches marbrées. Petites fentes aux mors, coins frottés, quelques rousseurs, tâches et réparations au tome 1. L?édition est ornée d?un portrait du capitaine Wilson gravé par Sophie Massard d?après Russell, d?une carte dépliante des îles Pelew, et de 15 planches, dont 12 dépliantes, gravées en taille-douce notamment par De Gouy, Pierre François Tardieu, Miss Kent d?après Devis ou encore S. Jouan. Bon exemplaire. Édition originale de la traduction française de cette relation composée par l?écrivain et poète George Keate (1729-1797) à partir des journaux et des communications de Henry Wilson, capitaine de l?Antelope qui fit naufrage en août 1783 sur un récif près de Koror. Elle parut la même année que l?originale anglaise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elogio d'Amerigo Vespucci che ha riportato il premio dalla nobile Accademia Etrusca di Cortona nel di 15 d'Ottobre dell'anno 1788 con una dissertazione giustificativa di questo celebre navigatore

      Pietro Allegrini, Firenze 1788 - Annotazione coeva e ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Trascurabili e naturali imperfezioni alla copertina, ottimo stato generale di conservazione L'Autore sostiene che Amerigo Vespucci sbarcÌ_ in America prima di Cristoforo Colombo e che scoprÌÂ il Brasile prima di Cabral. Queste teorie dettero origine a molte ricerche scientifiche sugli esploratori spagnoli. VIII + 80 p. 215x140 mm p.perg. coeva fregi oro a dorso e piatti

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        THE RENOWNED HISTORY OF PRIMROSE PRETTYFACE, who By her Sweetness of Temper, & Love of Learning, was raised from being the Daughter of a poor Cottager, to great Riches, and the Dignity of Lady of the Manor. Set forth For the Benefit & Imitation of those pretty little Boys & Girls, who by learning their Books & obliging Mankind, would to Beauty of Body, add Beauty of Mind. (Price 6d in Gilt Paper. - 9d bound in Red.)

      88, [4 ad's] pages. Pastedown advertisement' for 'A New Publication... The Juvenile Magazine,' at end, from which the date of publication can be deduced. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and 31 woodcuts within the text. Original patterned pink boards. 12mo. Spine restored; else a very good copy.The true first edition which has a longer text and four more woodcuts, was published circa 1781 and is known by a single copy in the Cotsen Children's Library. This above edition differs slightly from other known editions of approximately the same date; for whilst the frontispiece conforms to later printings, having fewer children in the reading circle and with the boy reading his text facing to the right, the woodcut on page 74 still shows Lady Worthy weeping, as in the first edition; whereas in later printings the illustration has been altered to show her reading from a book.

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        Beobachtungen auf Reisen nach dem Riesengebirge. UND ANGEBUNDEN: (FUSS) Versuch einer Topographischen Beschreibung des Riesengebirges, mit Physikalischen Anmerkungen, der Böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften gewidmet.

      Dresden, in der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung 1788 (Fuss) und 1791 (Jirasek); EA; 2 Bände in 1; ca 19x16 cm; XVIII, 309 (5) Seiten mit gest. Titelvignette, 3 gest. Textvignetten, 1 Kupfertafel, 1 kolorierte Karte und 1 Falttabelle; 63 Seiten (Fuss); Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Einband berieben und bestoßen, Kanten teils stärker beschabt, Exlibris-Stempel auf Innendeckel, handschriftlicher Eintrag auf Vorsatzblatt, kleiner Stempel auf Titelblatt, Seiten vereinzelt gering fleckig; sonst guter Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Böhmen; Schlesien

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne, contenant dix Cartes Geographiques, quatre-vingt-treize Planches de Tactique, & plus de cent Tableaux Numeriques

      Londres, ohne Verlag (Selbstverlag), 1788, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbledereinband, Großformat, abschnittsweise paginiert, geographische Karten, Tabellen, Abbildungen mit taktischen Aufstellungen und Manövern, Einband etwas stärker berieben, Einriss am Gelenk, Innen aber gut erhalten, Zustand 2-3 (OG3) (Selbstverlag)

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        THE ART OF COOKERY made plain and easy; which far exceeds any thing of the kind yet published....To which are added, one hundred and fifty new and useful receipts. And also fifty receipts for different articles of perfumery. With a copious index...

      "A new edition, with all the modern improvements; and also the order of a bill of fare for each month, in the manner the dishes are to placed upon the table, in the present taste." Octavo, leaf height 21 cm. pp (2), vi, (20, Contents), 409, [1], (25, Index), [1] + folding table at p. 1 + binder's blank front and rear. Facsimile author signature on p.1, as issued. Recently rebound in full tan calf, spine with red morocco label, gilt rules to raised bands, date at foot. Page edges tanned; two inch tear at bottom of folding table neatly repaired on blank side; in all, externally fine, internally near fine, with only occasional minor foxing. Collated complete. A very nice clean copy of the most famous 18th century English cookbook. Cagle 695-706, not listing the 1788 printing. First published in 1747, it went through numerous printings and revisions Binding: Hardcover .

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        Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza en los anos de 1785 y 1786.

      First edition; considered one of the best descriptions of the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonia. The work is based on the explorations undertaken by Captain Antonio de Cordoba (appointed by the Spanish Crown) with the aim of determine the continuity of use of the Strait for Spanish ships in voyages to the Pacific; the results were negative "After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east ports and then overland to the Pacific ports" (Hill). The author used also the journals of lieutenants Galiano and Belmonte, who sailed with Cordoba. In 1793, an Appendix was published, sometimes found bound with the Relacion. "Obra interesante y bien publicada" (Palau). Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Fernando Magallanes, by Selma, four large folding maps (two of them with 12 plans of ports), including the "Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes" and the "Carta Esferica de la parte sur de la América Meridional" and four folding tables. Palau, 352514. Sabin, 16765. Hill, 1756.

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        [Slave Trade] A voyage to the river Sierra-Leone, on the coast of Africa; containing an account of the trade and productions of the country, and of the civil and religious customs and manners of the people; in a series of letters to a friend in England

      London: printed for B. White and Son, at Horace's Head Fleet-Street; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1788. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine+. First edition. 8vo: iv,183,[1]pp (p.142 mispaginated 147), with folding copper-engraved frontispiece of a view of the island Bananas and large folding map of part of the coast of Africa, from Cape St. Ann to the River Rionoonas. Contemporary tree-calf boards with braided gilt frame, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, spine in six compartments stamped with gilt emblems in three, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, original red morocco lettering piece gilt. A superb copy, with virtually spotless pages within a handsome binding. Hogg 161. Cox I, p. 387. Gay 2852. Sabin 46888. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13533. A good account of the country and its people conveyed in a series of letters written by a naval lieutenant during a residence in Sierra Leone, in the years 1785, 1786, and 1787. The final letter, added after Matthews's return to Liverpool, defends the slave trade. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Versuch einer genauen Theorie des Unendlichen. Erster Theil [all published]. Vom Unendlichgroßen, und der Meßkunst desselben. Mit zwey Kupfertafeln. Königsberg und Leipzig: Gott. Lebrecht Hartung, 1788.

      - First edition of a rare work on Infinity by Kant's colleague at Königsberg, the professor of mathematics J.F. Schultz ( (1739–1805). 'The bulk of his literary efforts were concerned with mathematics, and with the explanation and exploration of Kant’s new critical system. Schultz’s mathematical writings include several successful textbooks, but of most interest is his work on the parallel lines postulate and an essay on infinity which was an entrant for the 1786 Berlin Academy prize essay question asking for a ‘clear and precise theory of mathematical infinity’; although unsuccessful, this essay anticipated certain features of Cantor’s theory of transfinite numbers (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, xxxii, 368 pp., 2 folding tables, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco labels, a few worm traces in spine and boards, title-page with old ownership inscription and stamp on verso, occasional spots, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        VOYAGE AU TONQUIN [Tonkin - Vietnam] contenant l'Histoire Naturelle, Civile & Politique de ce Pays, Par l'Auteur de la Description de l'Italie.

      - Paris, Volland, 1788. 2 tomes en 2 vol. in-12: I/ Titre, xxxviii pp. d'introduction, 3 pp. de tables, 1 p. d'errata, 366 pp. de texte et tables II/Titre, 7 pp. de tables, 1 p. d'errata, 366 pp. de texte et tables, [1] ff. d'approbation. Édition originale et seule édition à notre connaissance. En-têtes des livres gravés sur bois. Reliures de l'époque en pleine veau marbré. Dos lisses avec pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et pièces de tomaison de maroquin noir, filets et fers dorés. Encadrement à froid des plats. Filets sur les coupes. Intérieurs marbrés. Provenance: Ex-libris Bibliothèque Jean-Louis Rivier, de la famille Rivier de Lausanne. Une griffure sur le plat sup. du vol. 2, sinon ouvrages en excellent état, propres et frais, de cette édition peu courante sur le marché. Ce voyage a été rédigé sur les mémoires de l'abbé de Saint-Phalle, missionnaire au Tonquin [Tonkin - Vietnam] pendant douze ans et mort à Paris en 1766. (Cat. bibliothèques Marine et Colonie, 1840, T. III, no. 12524; Feller, Biographie universelle, 1845, T. 3, p. 273) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Compendio de la historia geográfica, natural y civil del Reyno de Chile

      First Spanish edition -first printed in Italian during the author´s exile. According to Sabin, the Spanish translation is more complete than the original Italian, with several notes from the translator to the second part. The work deals with the country´s history, costumes, natural history and natives. Illustrated with three folding maps of Chili -two regional and the other including the Coast and handsomely decorated with a cartouche-, a frontispiece with the portrait of the author, three folding tables showing the state of Chili and one folding plan of the parks and fortresses in the border of Arauco. Molina (1740 - 1829) was a Chilean historian, naturalist and Jesuit Priest -entering the Order at 15. The fact that he was born in Chili makes him arguably one of the first Chilean historians born in Chili; after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits, he exiled to Bologna, from where his works where published; the later years of his life where his most productive, having being father of a progressive evolutionary theory which gained him an investigation from the Church. Molina, known for his linguistic skills, included a Chilean vocabulary at the end.   Primera edición en castellano, publicada por primera vez en italiano. Según Sabin, la traducción Española es más completa que la original italiana, habiendo sido incluidas muchas notas por el traductor a la segunda parte. Contiene un ensayo en el idioma Chileno, un  vocabulario y una lista de los escritores de Chile. Entre las ilustraciones se encuentra un mapa desplegable de Chile orientado de Oeste a Este o de Norte a Sur con un cartucho decorativo en el extremo inferior izquierdo, constituye una de las piezas cartográficas fundamentales de Chile, un mapa regional, también desplegable, grabados que representan diversas escenas y un retrato del autor como frontispicio. Antonio de Sancha es considerado como uno de los mejores impresores del siglo XVIII de España. Palau, 174563. Sabin, 49889.

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