viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1788

        Bergwerks lexicon. 1-2.

      Stockholm, A. Carlbohm, 1788-89. 2 volymer, (10) + 1096; 1248 + (26) s. Titelsidan med graverat porträtt i vart och ett av banden saknas här. Graverad vignett på s. 1 i första delen. Samtida halvskinnband. Titelsidorna saknas, förtitelsidan i första delen är lös. Lösa ark i första volymen s. 227-230, 755-758, 771-774. Genomgående spricka i lädret på ryggen i volym två.. Här saknas atlasdelen

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
 1.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Del commercio dei popoli neutrali in tempo di guerra. trattato... in firenze, s.n., 1788.

      Due volumi di cm. 18, pp. (4) 248; (4) 283 (1). Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli a stampa su tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Rara edizione originale di questo celebre trattato in cui il Lampredi, fra i primi, tenta un ordinamento del diritto marittimo internazionale. Manca a Kress.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 2.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 3.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 4.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Costumes Civiles Atuels De Tous Les Peulples Connus, Desines D'Apres Nature, Graves Et Colories. VOLUME ONE ONLY

      Chez Pavard Paris: Chez Pavard, 1788. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown tree calf. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 5 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Seventy-four full-page hand-colored aquatint plates, all with tissue guards. Born in Canada, Grasset removed to France in 1764, serving there as writer, diplomat and publisher with a bent toward Republicanism and enlightenment ideals. Set complete in four volumes. COLAS 1879-81. Plates clean, fresh and bright, raised bands, spine labels in red and green, edge scuffing, one centimeter chip backstrip foot toward rear cover.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
 5.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Oeuvres de Molière, avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret.

      In-8°. 33 planches et frontispices gravés, d'après Moreau le jeune, portrait par L.-J. Cathelin, d'après Mignard. Reliure plein veau moucheté d'époque, triple filets, pièces de titre en rouge et vert et décor rosaces. 6 vol. Lacroix, 350. - Cohen-De Ricci, 716-719 (pour l'édition de 1773). - Edition identique de celle de 1773, mais avec la date de 1788. - Vol.1, Discours préliminaire, Vie de Molière par M. de Voltaire, Supplément à la Vie de Molière, L'Étourdi, ou les contre-temps, Le Dépit amoureux, Les Précieuses ridicules, Sganarelle, ou le Cocu imaginaire; Vol. 2, Don Garcie de Navarre, ou le Prince jaloux, L'École des maris, Les Fâcheux [avec le Prologue de P. Pellisson], L'École des femmes [avec les Stances sur l'École des femmes, par M. Despréaux], Critique de l'École des femmes. Remerciement au Roi. L'Impromptu de Versailles ; Vol. 3, La Princesse d'Élide, Les Fêtes de Versailles, en 1664, Le Mariage forcé, Don Juan, ou le Festin de pierre, L'Amour médecin, Le Misantrope ; Vol. 4, Le Médecin malgré lui, Mélicerte, Pastorale comique, Le Sicilien ou l'amour peintre, Le Tartuffe, [précédé des 3 placets au Roi], Amphitryon ; Vol. 5, L'Avare, George-Dandin, ou le Mari confondu, [avec la Fête de Versailles, en 1668 (par A. Félibien)], M. de Pourceaugnac, Les Amans magnifiques, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme ; Vol. 6, Les Fourberies de Scapin, Psiché, Les Femmes savantes, La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas, Le Malade imaginaire, La Gloire du Val-de-Grâce. - Même composition que l'édition de 1773. - Bel exemplaire imprimé sur un papier hollandais de qualité. - Provenance: Exlibris gravé de Jérome Emanuel Boye, Neuchâtel 1731-1820, Conseiller d'état et chancelier.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
 6.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        The rural economy of Yorkshire.

      London, 1788. 2 vols. 413 + 366pp + two folding maps. 1st ed., very fine in orig. full calf with original morocco labels. Includes a study of Yorkshire dialect.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
 7.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        AURELII PRUDENTII CLEMENTIS V C. - Opera omnia - Nun primum cum codd. Vaticanis Collata. Praefatione, varientibus, lectionibus, notis, Rerum verborumque. Indice locupetissimo (Aucta et illustrata) Volume I- II - , Parmae, Ex Regio typographeo, 1788

      Cm.28 x 22, Due volumi rilegatura ottocentesca mz, pelle con angoli, titoli in oro ai dorsi, buone condizioni. Piccoli restauri ai due frontespizi.L'incisione del secondo volume è diversa da quella del primo. VOLUME I , 5 cc nn, 72 pp. (l'ultima non numerata), occhietto, 361 pp. e 1 c. per l'errata. VOLUME II : 2 cc nn e 1 c. per l'errata. Vedi Brooks pos. 361 dove viene sottolineato "Edizione sorvegliata dal Bodoni e ben lo scorge chi ne esamina i pregi tipografici. Edizione bodoniana di pregio, rara ed in buone condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
 8.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        A Key To Civil Architecture; Or, The Universal Builder

      R. Baldwin London: R. Baldwin, 1788. Third edition. leather_bound. Modern full brown calf. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 387 pages. 21 x 13 cm. Two engraved folding plates of circular staircases and components. Originally published 1774. COLVIN p.739. "advertised himself in "Aris's Birmingham Gazette" as a Surveyor and Builder from London, who proposes drawing Plans, Elevations and Sections.....He was a carpenter and joiner by trade." This work presents a detailed discussion of the methods and practices of measuring materials and estimating jobs. Moderate age-toning, portion of second plate professionally repaired and restored in facsimile on old paper, raised bands, spine label printed in gilt, cover border panels decorated in blind.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
 9.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Utkast till swenska flottans sjö-tåg.

      1-2. Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, 1788. Grav. titelblad,+ (2),+ 175,+ (20) s.+ 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller; Grav. titelblad,+ 107,+ (1),+ 13,+ (1) s.+ 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Med två grav. vinjetter. Välbevarat samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind. Fint exemplar, med stor och ren inlaga. Setterwall 5189. Titelblad och vinjetter av Åkerlund. En svensk sjökrigshistoria fram till och med Karl XII. De sista 13 sidorna en ordlista över termer använda i verket. Carl Gustaf Tornqvist (1757-1808), blev överstelöjtnant 1799. Han var i fransk örlogstjänst 1780 till 1783, lieutenant de vaisseau, liksom ett antal svenskar. Sin tjänstgöring med franska flottan i Västindien skildrade Tornqvist anonymt i den 1787 utgivna "Grefve Grasses siö-batyailler, och krigs-operationer uti Vest-Indien"

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
 10.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Bergwerks lexicon.

      I-II. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1788-89. 4:o. Grav. titelblad,(12),568,(2),569-1096 s. Med 1 grav. vinjett på s. 1. + grav. titelblad,(2),480,(2),481-1248,(26) s. + 34 grav. plr i tvärfolio. Två häftade, oskurna och ouppskurna volymer i samtida gråpappomslag. Stämplade numreringar på ryggarna som har några små revor. Det separata planschdelen i tvärfolio likaledes i samtida gråpappomslag med ngt skadad rygg. Inlagorna genomgående lätt lagerfläckiga, ngt mer i del I. Denna del har några tråkiga fläckar i yttermarginalen på de första opaginerade sidorna och även fuktfläckar i början, sporadiskt fram till s. 116 och på deltitelbladet mellan s. 568-69. Även delvis med svaga fuktfläckar i yttermarginalen i del II, t.ex. på s. 33-36. Planschdelen har eskalerande svaga fuktfläckar i yttermarginalen, dock utanför plåtkanterna och enstaka småfläckar. Pappersförlust i yttermarginalen på den sista planschen.. Häftningen av detta exemplar är utförd i enlighet med de bokbindaranvisningar som återfinns på sista sidan. Titelbladen med författarens porträtt efter Sergels medaljong är graverade av J. Gillberg. En tysk översättning utkom 1808-09. Rinman hade utgått från ett efterlämnat manuskript av A. R. Bellander som han totalt omarbetade och väsentligt utvidgade. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver: "Bergwerks lexicon är en huvudkälla för vår kunskap om den äldre järnhanteringen, och som sådan har den en ovärderlig betydelse för förståelsen av olika arbetsprocesser och arbetsoperationer inom så gott som alla järn- och metallhanteringens områden innan modernare metoder började införas från 1820-talet och framåt."

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 11.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Collectio rerum curiosarum, eller samling af några courieusa reglor, angående åtskilliga metaller, förgyll- och försilfringar: åtskillig slags pärlors, bärnstens, elfenbens- och horns tilredande och brukande: åtskillig slags winers tilredande, förbättrande samt förwarande: allahanda färnissors, färgors och bleckers preparerande: åtskillige wetenskaper angående fyrwerkeri, skytt- och fiskerier: allahanda fläckars uttagande ur siden, ylle och linne; jemte et bihang af andra courieusa, nyttiga och lustiga wetenskaper. Utur många lärda mäns skrifter och böcker sammansökte af J. S.

      Johan Georg Lange, Stockholm, 1788. Liten 8:o. (16), 160 s. Femte gången uplagd. Trevligt, modernt halvklotband (Knut Hässlers bokbinderi) med marmorerade pärmpapper och förgylld ryggtiteletikett. Titelbladet lätt solkat och fläckat, sidorna 17-22 samt 67-74 med smärre fläckar i marginalerna, sidorna 105-115 med ett par mindre, genomgående fläckar.. Femte och sista upplagan av "Collectio", vilken är tillökt av Ehrenström och försedd med ytterligare ett titelblad (sidan 79-80) med tryckåret 1787. Festlig samling kuriösa ämnen vilka tas upp till avhandling i kortare notiser såsom "At se allahanda wildjur i sömnen", "At afstympa en led utan någon pina", "At göra en skrift på människans kropp, hwilken icke afgår" och annat smått och gott

      [Bookseller: Aspingtons Antikvariat]
 12.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
 13.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


      Paris: A Paris chez Janinet, rue Haute Feuille, No. 5. Et chez Efnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques, a la Ville de Coutances, No. 259, July 1788. Mixed method colour print, printed in yellow, blue, red, pink and black inks from five plates. Two registration marks in plate. In excellent condition with wide margins. Image size: 14 x 11 inches. 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. 21 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. This is considered one of Janinet's masterpieces. From a series of boudoir scenes executed in collaboration with the painter Nicolas Lavreince, it is an exquisite example of a newly devised method of colour printing Jean Francois Janinet (1752-1814) was one of the most accomplished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His beautiful images are among the most sought after prints on the market and they stand as a testimony to the superior quality of early French colour printing. "In 1771 Janinet began to work in Bonnet's atelier where he soon mastered the techniques of multiple-plate colour printing and chalk-manner engraving. On his own, he refined these processes by 1772 to produce the first colour prints in imitation of watercolour and wash drawings. These prints were executed entirely with specialized engraver's tools and without recourse to aquatint". During his career "Janinet made more than eight hundred prints, including 260 in drawing books, three hundred views, 175 costume and theatrical portraits, fifty-six scenes of the significant events of the Revolution, as well as numerous little round prints for buttons and box tops, few of which survive". Janinet's best work is exemplified in this beautiful print, which was published as part of a series of twelve. The series was executed in collaboration with the celebrated Swedish artist Nicolas Lavreince. In Paris during the latter part of the eighteenth century there developed a fashion for titillating pictures of intimate boudoir scenes. This print is a wonderful example of this trend, as well as a lovely impression of the engraving. "L'Indiscretion" was published by Janinet in 1788 as the third print in his famous collaborative series with Lavreince. Typical of this genre of French printmaking "L'Indiscretion" is set in an extravagant boudoir where two young women fight for the possession of a love letter. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814, p. 265, 266, 351; Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 161

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 14.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Mémoires d'un gentilhomme suédois écrits par lui même dans sa retraite, l'annèe 1784.

      Berlin, S. Pitra, 1788. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,+ III-VIII,+ (6),+ 365 s. Fläck s. 193-194 och liten papperslagning i nedre hörn s. 223-224. Näst sista bladet något fläckigt. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett och ryggstämpel CS i nedre fält, röda snitt. Försättsbladet med bortklippt namnteckning. Setterwall 4730. Första upplagan. En ny upplaga med ny titel utkom i Paris 1805. En tysk översättning kom 1788 och en engelsk 1806. Mindre utdrag har publicerats på svenska åren 1789 och 1790. Johan Ludvig Hård (1719-89) var lierad med hovpartiet och en av hjärnorna bakom det misslyckade kuppförsöket 1756. Han lyckades fly till Danmark. År 1757 inträdde han i preussisk tjänst och avancerade till generallöjtnant och guvernör i Spandau. Han besökte sedan Sverige flera gånger som diplomat. Dessa hans memoarer sträcker sig till 1784

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
 15.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        The Observer Being a Collection of Moral. Literary and Familiar Essay

      London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1788. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1788-91. Mixed editions (First through third). Uniformly bound in contemerary full natural tan calf leather bindings. Five volume complete set (153) issues. Hardbacks. No dustjacket. Browning to edges of prelims. Minor foxing. Some hinges are starting to crack. Boards are firm. Some chipping to the top of two spines.

      [Bookseller: Golden Books Group]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 17.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera]
 18.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Collectio rerum curiosarum, eller samling af några courieusa reglor, angående åtskilliga metaller, förgyll- och försilfringar: åtskillig slags pärlors, bärnstens, elfenbens- och horns tilredande och brukande: åtskillig slags winers tilredande, förbättrande samt förwarande: allahanda färnissors, färgors och bleckers preparerande: åtskillige wetenskaper angående fyrwerkeri, skytt- och fiskerier: allahanda fläckars uttagande ur siden, ylle och linne; jemte et bihang af andra courieusa, nyttiga och lustiga wetenskaper.

      Utur många lärda mäns skrifter och böcker sammansökte af J. S. Femte gången uplagd. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1788. 8:o. (16),160 s. Häftad i samtida trasigt marmorerat pappomslag. Rödstänkta snitt. Delvis med en brun fläck i nedre marginalen, t.ex. på s. 1-4, 7-17 och 135-45. Enstaka sidor med små fläckar i texten. Minimalt hål i nedre marginalen på s. 9. Med Carl Östbergs och Clas, Adolf respektive Anton Tamms namnteckningar.. Schreber 413. Första upplagan utkom 1738. Detta är den femte och sista. Ehrenström var ansvarig för en tillökning av "Collectio" som med eget titelblad och tryckåret 1787 återfinns på s. 79-160. Bland de kuriösa ämnen som avhandlas märks ett längre avsnitt med samlingsnamnet "Om skytt- och fiskerier, samt fyrwerkerier". Även i tillägget återfinns några jaktnotiser, bl.a. om att "förjaga leopard- eller panther-djur ifrån sig"! Vinavdelningen upptar s. 20-37. Boken har ägts i samma familj i fyra led: grosshandlaren Carl Östberg var svärfar till Clas Tamm som var far respektive farfar till Adolf och Anton, vilka alla tre föddes på Tvetaberg

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 19.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        BREM- UND VERDISCHES GESANGBUCH, zum Behuef des öffentlichen Gottesdienstes und der Besonderen Hausandacht. Mit Königl. Grossbrit. und Churfürstl. Braunschweig-Lüneb. allergnädigsten Privilegio.

      Heinrich Andreas Friedrich, Stade 1788. 8vo. XX+1216+92 pages. Lacks last page. Contemporary black leatherbinding with silver centerpieces, cornerpieces and clasps (dated 1788). All three edges gilt and with blindtooled rich ornamentation. Endpapers missing. Otherwise a firm and wellpreserved copy

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
 20.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


      In-4 p. (mm. 297x220), cartonato rustico coevo, pp. (8),347, stemma granducale al frontesp., con 1 tav. sinottica e 2 piante: quella "generale di tutte insieme le R.R. Fabbriche dei Bagni di Montecatini e campagna adiacente nella Valdinievole" e ?la pianta dei bagni", inc. in rame e più volte ripieg. "Manca l'antiporta", a doppia pag., con la veduta panoramica delle Terme. Nell'opera: ?Le acque minerali di Montecatini; le sorgenti introdotte all'uso medico; storia, fortuna e decadenza dei bagni e loro restaurazione con la costruzione di nuove fabbriche (1773); opinioni sulle facoltà medicinali di queste acque rilevate da scrittori a partire dal XIV secolo; loro effetti nella cura dei mali e loro proprietà. In appendice documenti, progetti, lettere e osservazioni mediche sulle proprietà delle acque, con un catalogo delle cure mediche e chirurgiche eseguite alle sorgenti dal 1775 al 1781?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Moreni,I, p. 125 - Lozzi,I,2906 - De Renzi,V, p. 681 - Olschki,VIII,8381. Esempl. con barbe, a grandi margini, freschissimo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 21.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        CHOIX DES PIERRES GRAVÉES DU CABINET IMPÉRIAL DES ANTIQUES... A Vienne en Autriche De l?Imprimerie de Joseph Noble De Kurzbek, Libraire-Imprimeur de la Cour, 1788.

      Ril. originale in pelle, tassello con titolo e motivi in oro al dorso con nervature, tagli marezzati in blu, cm 35x25, cc. 6 non num., pp 77 di t., 40 pregevoli tavv incise f.t., (disegno di Kibler). Il rivestimento in pelle è consunto sia ai piatti che al dorso, con modeste mancanze a 3 angoli, la coperta è stata precedentemente riconnessa al dorso, l?interno è comunque in ottime condizioni, con una elevata qualità delle incisioni.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
 22.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze heilige Schrifft deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno1534 zu End gebracht und vor einigen Jahren bereits mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti auch mit dem Vielfältigen und Lehrreichen Nutzen über alle Capitel, des Herrn D. Salomon Glassens ausgefertiget, anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupferbildnissen nebst derselben beygedruckten Lebensläuffen, auch andern annehmlichen Figuren samt deren kurzen Auslegung und angehengten Moralien ausgezieret, dann von denen eingeschlichenen Druckfehlern auf das fleissigste gereiniget. Über dieses sind nicht allein des Herrn Lutheri und seines Geschlechts warhafte und aus uralten Gemählden genommene Abbildungen und Lebensläuf beygefüget, sondern auch zu Ende des ganzen Wercks, neben den christlichen Haupt-Symbolis, ein kurzer und nützlicher Bericht von der Augspurgischen Co

      Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung Nürnberg: Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, 1788. 31st edition. Hardcover. g. Elephant folio. [98], 1181, [23]pp. Full calf over beveled wooden boards with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Decorative cornerpieces. Metal clasps on front cover. Two engraved frontispieces (one for the Old Testament, and one for the New Testament). Title page in red and black lettering. Vignette on title page. This exquisite edition is magnificently illustrated with numerous woodcuts in text and 20 full-page engravings (2 frontispieces, 12 portraits, and 6 biblical scenes). Clasps lacking their straps. Modern endpapers. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf. Moderate foxing and browning throughout. Minor and sporadic light damp-staining throughout. Text in German, Gothic script. Stunning binding in overall very good, interior in good to good+ condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 23.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Opuscula physica et chemica.

      Cum tabulis aeneis. I-VI. Leipzig, G. Müller, 1788 respektive Uppsala, J. E. Edman, 1780 respektive Leipzig, G. Müller, 1786-90. 8:o. XXIV,388 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (6),510 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (8),488 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. tabeller + (10),392,(6) + (8),421,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta & 5 utvikbara grav. plr + (8),214,(92) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Sex häftade volymer i samtida ngt nötta och lätt solkiga gråpappomslag med handskrivna ryggtitlar i bläck. Oskurna inlagor. Delvis med skador på omslagsryggarna. Inlagorna med några obetydliga småfläckar. Första delen med lite solk på s. 388. Andra delen slarvigt sprättad på s. 223-24 och med liten reva på s. 357. Några fuktränder i tredje och femte delen, som också är ngt lagerfläckig. Mycket trevligt ex.. Moström 150 respektive 282, anger bara 4 sidor i inledningen av andra delen. Första och tredje delen i andra upplagan, som endast omfattade del I-III och trycktes i Leipzig i samband med tryckningen av del IV-VI. Första upplagan av del I-III trycktes i Stockholm och Uppsala 1779-83. Del IV-VI utgavs posthumt av E. B. G. Hebenstreit då Bergman avled 1784. Andra delen med varianten av s. 365 med omsatt text. Verket innehåller större delen av Bergmans produktion och översattes till de flesta kulturspråk inom bara några få år

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 24.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Proceso criminal, fulminado contra el Rmo. P. M. Fray Froylan Diaz, de la sagrada religion de predicadores, confesor del rey N. S. D. Carlos II. Y electo obispo de Avila: Que tuvo principio en el año pasado de 1698. y se concluyó en el de 1704. con Relación historica del estado de esta Monarquia y su Gobierno + Criticos Documentos que sirven como de segunda parte al proceso criminal... + Apendice al proceso criminal... 3 vols. in one (Complete)

      Don Blas Roman; Don Antonio Espinosa Criticos Documentos; D. Joseph Doblado Apendice Madrid: Don Blas Román; Don Antonio Espinosa (Criticos Documentos); D. Joseph Doblado (Apendice), 1787-1788. First edition. Hardcover. fair. 16mo. 230, [2], 277, [1], [4], 146pp. Original full calf with gold lettering on spine. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Fascinating work on the trial of Dominican Froilan de Llanos, who was the official confessor of Charles II of Spain. Fray Froylan Diaz de Llanos was convinced that the king's poor health was a result of a spell cast on him. In 1698-1699, under the Head Inquisitor, Juan Tomas de Rocaberti's supervision, he performed a series of exorcisms over the king, after which he stated that Charles II was indeed under the influence of evil forces, for which various persons from the royal court were responsible, among others Queen Maria Anna of Neuburg. When the queen found out about the accusations against her, Froylan Diaz de Llanos was dismissed from the post of royal confessor and transferred to the diocese of the city of Avila and subsequently arrested by the Tribunal of the Inquisition on charges of heresy. Some age wear on binding with rubbing on spine and along edges. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 25.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Öffentliche Erklärung über seine Verbindung mit dem Illuminatenorden. Nebst beyläufigen Digressionen betreffend Hrn. Johann August Stark und Hrn. Johann Kaspar Lavater

      Berlin und Stettin, (Nicolai) 1788.. 174 S., 1 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 26.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        [Romantic Landscape]

      London: Published by Molteno & Co. No. 132, Pall Mall, Sept. 1, 1788. Etching and aquatint with hand-colour. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 14 5/8 x 20 1/4 inches. 16 11/16 x 22 1/4 inches. A charming landscape by Samuel Ireland, the engraver and collector connected with the infamous Shakespeare forgeries. Ireland was a minor engraver and publisher who worked in London at the close of the eighteenth century. He was an avid art and manuscript collector, and many of the works that he engraved and published were after pieces found in his own collection. This romantic continental view is after a painting by David Tenier, which was in Ireland's collection at the time. This image operates as both an example of the picturesque tradition in eighteenth century landscape prints, and as an advertisement and promotion of Ireland's celebrated collection. With this image Ireland presents himself as both a serious engraver and a respected collector. Unfortunately, today Ireland is better remembered for his involvement in the Shakespeare forgeries than for his evocative prints. Over a period of many years Ireland's son, William Henry, sold his father a series of forged manuscripts, which he claimed to be written in Shakespeare's hand. Ireland, who willingly trusted his son, added these forgeries to his collection and presented them in an exhibition to the literary community, who accepted them as genuine. The charade progressed so far that an invented play entitled 'Vortigern', which William Henry had written and presented as a missing work by Shakespeare, was performed at Sheridan's Drury Lane theatre by some of the leading actors of the age. When the hoax was eventually discovered Ireland's reputation was ruined, and his son was disgraced. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Dictionary of National Biography; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A View near Scheveling painted by DeVlieger

      London: Published by Molteno & Co. No. 132, Pall Mall, Sept. 1, 1788. Etching and aquatint with hand-colour. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 14 7/16 x 20 5/8 inches. 16 9/16 x 22 3/4 inches. A charming seaside view by Samuel Ireland, the engraver and collector connected with the infamous Shakespeare forgeries. Ireland was a minor engraver and publisher who worked in London at the close of the eighteenth century. He was an avid art and manuscript collector, and many of the works that he engraved and published were after pieces found in his own collection. This romantic view is after a painting by DeVlieger, which was in Ireland's collection at the time. This image operates as both an example of the picturesque tradition in eighteenth century landscape prints, and as an advertisement and promotion of Ireland's celebrated collection. With this image Ireland presents himself as both a serious engraver and a respected collector. Unfortunately, today Ireland is better remembered for his involvement in the Shakespeare forgeries than for his evocative prints. Over a period of many years Ireland's son, William Henry, sold his father a series of forged manuscripts, which he claimed to be written in Shakespeare's hand. Ireland, who willingly trusted his son, added these forgeries to his collection and presented them in an exhibition to the literary community, who accepted them as genuine. The charade progressed so far that an invented play entitled 'Vortigern', which William Henry had written and presented as a missing work by Shakespeare, was performed at Sheridan's Drury Lane theatre by some of the leading actors of the age. When the hoax was eventually discovered Ireland's reputation was ruined, and his son was disgraced. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Dictionary of National Biography; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens

      Paris,: Hôtel de Thou ( Pankoucke?),, 1788-1790.. 4 volumes: [ii, blank], 60, 359, [iii, blank]; [ii, blank], iv, 462, [ii], [ii, blank]; [ii, blank], 24, 432, [ii] blank]; [ii, blank], 8, 408, [ii, blank] pp. 12mo (10 x 17 cm.). Uniformly bound in contemporary full marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettered & numbered on red morocco labels, in compartments richly gilt tooled with floralmotives, marbled end-papers and marbled edges (turn in at the bottom of volume I slightly damaged; edges of the sides a trifle rubbed). Finely illustrated with 49 copper engraved plates after De Sève. The rare first 12mo edition. Not in the BM(NH).These volumes comprise a semi-independent part of Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle" as it was continued by his followers.This edition was published as a stand alone edition. Lacépède was well known for his work on the natural history of amphibians and reptiles. The present work being republished in at least three new editions and translated into English and German. It was highly praised by Cuvier. The work is concluded by an "Eloge de Buffon" who had died in 1788. --(Apart from some scattered, chiefly in the margins, clear waterstains a good and complete copy in an attractive contemporary binding).

      [Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian ]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The New Robinson Crusoe: An Instructive and Entertaining History for the Use of Children of Both Sexes [Four Volumes] [2]

      London John Stockdale, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly 1788. Four Volumes. Contemporary full calf, gilt cross lines and titles to spine. Slim 8vo 7¼" x 4½" 170; 156; 137; 177 1, [pp]. Embellished with thirty-two cuts and one text illustration, some of which have been hand-coloured at a later date. Title pages to volumes I, 11, IV missing, cracking of lower hinge to volume IV, age darkening to page edges and some margins, corners turned-in and rubbed. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Costumes Civiles Atuels De Tous Les Peulples Connus, Desines D'Apres Nature, Graves Et Colories. VOLUME ONE ONLY

      Paris: Chez Pavard, 1788. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown tree calf. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 5 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Seventy-four full-page hand-colored aquatint plates, all with tissue guards. Born in Canada, Grasset removed to France in 1764, serving there as writer, diplomat and publisher with a bent toward Republicanism and enlightenment ideals. Set complete in four volumes. COLAS 1879-81. Plates clean, fresh and bright, raised bands, spine labels in red and green, edge scuffing, one centimeter chip backstrip foot toward rear cover.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Two retained letterbooks, containing the private correspondence of merchant and commercial agent Andrew Lambert

      Calcutta, Purnia and St. Helena: 3 May 1788 to 21 March 1798. 2 volumes, small folio. (12 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches). 8 pages of manuscript indices of the names of the recipients of the letters (4 in each volume), 753 pages of letters (319 in vol.I; 434 in vol.II), in two or more hands. The subjects covered by Lambert include family matters (letters to his sisters Mary Ovans and Jane Gilchrist, his brothers Thomas and Charles, his uncle Anthony senior), life in India (his precarious health, social occasions, views on marriage), the political situation in India and Europe, and the wars in India (the third Anglo-Mysore war against Tipoo Sultan of 1789- 1792) and Europe (the French Revolution and its aftermath), but mostly concerning all aspects of trade, within India itself, with England, with China, as conducted by Lambert, a partner in the very powerful agency house of Lambert and Ross, (the indices list 2 letters to Gabriel Gillett; 38 letters to John Prinsep; 21 letters to Jacob Wilkinson; 4 letters to Major Samuel Shaw; 18 to Patrick Heatly; 17 to Richard 'Rupee' Johnson). Original Indian red roan, covers bordered in blind, the upper cover of the first volume with manuscript ink titling in ink "Private Letters commencing 3d. May 1786 / ending - 20 Janry 1792" (one cover detached). Housed in a red morocco-backed box. A remarkable unpublished collection of retained letters offering a powerful insider's view of the development of trade in India in the late 18th century, and an educated and articulate contemporary reaction to the events of the third Anglo-Mysore War. These albums constitute an apparently unrecorded primary source whose importance rests chiefly in the information it gives about the interwoven operations of Lambert & Ross, a major merchant house in India, at the time when the East India Company's monopolies were beginning to come under attack. A widespread network is revealed controlled by a few key figures who continue to do business and prosper enormously against the background of the ongoing operations against Tipu Sultan in India and revolutionary France in Europe and on the maritime routes home. On a micro level, Anthony Lambert (1758-1800), offers insights into his long-distance management of his family (most of whom remained in England), friends and colleagues. He also was aware of the dreadful attrition rate amongst Europeans who lived and worked in India: only one in ten long-term East India Company employees survived long enough to retire to England. A recurring theme is his slowly failing health, with occasional frank and clear-headed appraisals of the gamble he took when he pitted his health against the opportunity of creating an enormous personal fortune. He understood that the key decision was to know when it was time to leave before the damage became irreparable. Anthony Lambert (1758-1800) was born in Berwick-on-Tweed in Northumberland, England. Little is known of his early years in England, but a contemporary obituary (in The Asiatic Annual Register, vol.I, pp75-76) noted that he was not born into money, and that he was largely self-educated. He joined the East India Company as a cadet, arriving in India in 1781, but resigned the following year to pursue a very successful trading career in Calcutta. By 1790, the firm of Lambert & Ross, which he founded, was one of about 15 agency houses which collectively came to rival the East India Company itself in terms of its commercial power. In particular, Lambert was very involved in the setting up of the highly lucrative opium trade between India and China ("To his exertions, the opium trade of India owes its principal support and improvement" [op.cit]), and he fought a successful battle against the restrictive shipping policies of the East India Company ("His judicious and persevering representations to government, contributed in no small degree to induce the East India Company to abandon the old policy in their shipping concerns" [op. cit.]). On a theoretical level he also made a valuable contribution to the economics of the region: the present collection includes a copy of a covering letter (dated 2 November 1795) he sent to Lord Cornwallis with a copy of Henry Thomas Colebrooke's Remarks on the husbandry and internal commerce of Bengal, (privately printed in Calcutta in 1795). In this letter he notes that "it is from the pen of Mr. Colebrooke except the first and third sections of the Chapter on foreign commerce, of which I must take the responsibility". The present collection ends with an unfinished record of letters he wrote from St. Helena in March 1798, on the voyage home. Unfortunately, as he had speculated might be the case, Lambert did not live to enjoy his success for very long: "Mr. Lambert, since his return to England in 1798, had been struggling with the disease which prematurely closed his useful and exemplary life… At Calcutta, where he passed the best years of his life, his memory will long be cherished… He died in the 41st year of his age, at his house, Devonshire street, Portland-place, on the 17th of January, 1800" (op.cit). Some of the key figures with whom he corresponds at length are: Patrick Heatly (1753-1834), born in Newport, Rhode Island, joined the East India Company as a cadet, but quickly transferred to the civil branch, before going into business on his own. By 1785 he was in a position to offer to supply 3200 chests of opium of guaranteed quality, from the province of Bahar, to the Company at a fixed rate. He returned in England in 1788 but the present letters show that he negotiated a deal with Lambert before doing so. John Prinsep (1748-1830), arrived in Bombay in 1771, but resigned his commission in 1772 in favour of the commercial world. Prinsep was extremely successful, and by the time he returned to England in 1788 he was one of the wealthiest Europeans in India. The present letters cover the period when he had set up as an East India agent, and when he was most vocal in his call for free trade. He later served as a Member of Parliament. Jacob Wilkinson (d.1799), another successful merchant: he was elected a Director of the East India Company in 1782. The present letters cover a period after he had returned to London. He died at his house in Bedford-row, London, June 24, 1799, shortly after Lambert returned to England (cf. obituary notice in The Times, June 27, 1799) Major Samuel Shaw (1751-1794), first American Consul in Canton. (see The journals of Major Samuel Shaw, the first American consul at Canton with a life of the author, by Josiah Quincy [Boston: 1847]. Richard Johnson (d.1807) was for a short time British Resident in Hyderabad, a post in which he incurred censure which led to his resignation. He was elected Chairman of the General Bank, Calcutta, in 1788; he retired from the service, returning to England in about 1789. By 1797 he joined the Middlesex Bank in London. He was on friendly terms with Warren Hastings in England: this and other connections would have been of obvious help to Lambert. These letter books offer a fresh overview of Indian history during a pivotal period and are worthy of further study and publication. Cf. M.Archer, India and British Portraiture 1770-1825, London, 1979, p. 313, pl. 217, illustrated (a portrait of Lambert by Robert Home)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Bibliotheca Classica; Or, a Classical Dictionary, containing a full Account of all the Proper Names mentioned in Antient Authors. To which are subjoined, Tables of Coins, Weights, and measures, in Use among the Greeks and Romans

      Reading: Printed for T. Cadell, London, 1788 First edition. Modern half brown calf over marbled boards. Spine ruled in blind, with title in gilt, new endpapers. Marbled edges. Octavo. Text in double columns (except for the few leaves at the end with classical weights and measures, etc.). Occasional light browning, but a very good copy. The first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a series of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the sources…Lemprière's is the first specialist work designed as a substitute for, rather than as an aid to, learning…Frequently re-edited and its accuracy has been greatly improved, although its original style, always lively and unusually readable for a work of reference, has been largely preserved. Beyond this, finally, it has one quite imperishable claim to fame. Keats owned a copy, and it was the source of much of his knowledge of Greek and Latin mythology; one can sometimes even see the genesis of his lines in Lempriére's humble but lively prose" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 236).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
 33.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales ; des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce par M. Bret

      Par la compagnie des libraires associ? Paris : Par la compagnie des libraires associés, 1788. relié. 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x21cm). Réimpression de la très célèbre édition des oeuvres complètes de Molière publiée par les soins de Bret (avec ses remarques) parue chez le même éditeur en 1773. Ouvrage illustré du fameux portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignaud en frontispice du premier volume, de 6 fleurons de titre ainsi que de 33 très fines figures de Moreau Le Jeune. Sans conteste une des plus belles éditions de Molière, parfaitement imprimée. Plein veau blond glacé d'époque signé Bozérian père. Dos lisses richement ornés de fers carnavalesques dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin noir. Roulette dorée en tête et en queue. Dentelles dorées en encadrements des plats. Dentelle intérieure. Tranches dorées. Certaines coiffes très légèrement frottées sans gravité. Certains coins légèrement émoussés. Très élégantes reliures et très originales pour une série de Molière, signées de l'illustre relieur Bozérian. Riche ensemble, éminemment désirable. - Par la compagnie des libraires associés, Paris _1788, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x21cm), 6 volumes reliés. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe 6 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Second Edition in English. 216 x 137 mm (8 1/2 x 5 3/8").Two volumes. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY FLAMED CALF, flat spines ruled in gilt, red morocco label on each spine. Three engraved folding plates (views and plan) and two engraved folding maps. Front pastedowns with the armorial bookplate of Penelope Vaughn. Cox I, 235 (citing French edition of 1787); Lowndes IV, 2790; Graesse VI, 389 (both citing English edition of 1787). A handful of paper flaws (one causing a short tear without loss just into text), a half dozen leaves with light marginal soiling (apparently incurred in the print shop), top inch of front joint of second volume slightly cracked, two bottom corners a bit bumped and rubbed, but A VERY FINE COPY INSIDE AND OUT, the bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, the text bright and clean, and the plates all remarkably well preserved. The author's first book, this item is called by Chambers "one of the most exact and valuable works of [its] kind ever published" (Cox quoting Chambers' "Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences"). The Blackmer catalogue says that "Volney's popular and highly-regarded work was the result of three years' travels, a good deal of which time was spent in Cairo. His account has never really been surpassed. Volney went to great lengths in preparation, which included a year devoted to exercise and self-deprivation and three months learning the language required in a convent in the mountains of Lebanon." Volney (1757-1820) was a learned man, a frequent traveller, and an important governmental official who was expelled from America as a suspected spy and who narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. The present bindings obviously are not notable for their decoration, but they are wonderful examples of attractively executed flamed calf bindings typical of those making up the bulk of country gentlemen's libraries all over Great Britain. The condition of the present copy is nothing short of extraordinary, very nearly capturing the look and feel of the volumes as they would have appeared on their original shelf.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 35.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        The Life of Captain James Cook

      London: Printed for G. Nichol and G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Quarto. (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches). Half title. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath, unsigned but after Nathaniel Dance. Contemporary diced russia, covers ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, dark brown endpapers, marbled edges, modern cloth box. A fine copy of the first edition of Kippis, the first and most important biography of Captain James Cook. "Kippis's book, the first English biography of Cook, was intended to give a well-balanced account of his life from birth to death, including his family and early years, and the capacities in which he was engaged prior to the famous voyages. Cook discharged several important duties while aboard the Mercury, on the St. Lawrence River, during the seige of Quebec. The Newfoundland and Labrador surveys are discussed, and the three voyages are dealt with in great narrative depth" (Hill). In addition, Kippis reprints most of David Samwell's eye-witness account of Cook's death. This account was first published in 1786 and as a separate publication is the rarest of all 18th-century works relating to Cook. Beddie 32; Forbes 149; Hill (2004) 935; Holmes 69; Kroepelien 647; Lada- Mocarski 40; O'Reillly-Reitman 455; Sabin 37954.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Various places, including Washington, West Point, New York, and locations in Mexico. 1788-1863.. 144 letters and five official documents, detailed below. Primarily quarto, with a few octavo letters. Documents are larger, on folded vellum sheets. Light scattered soiling, a few small paper losses. Very good. Housed in two custom binders and one half morocco clamshell case. An extensive archive of correspondence from the Kirby family, spanning three generations and three major American wars, with letters from the Mexican- American War, official presidential documents, and correspondence from the Civil War. The Kirbys were a military family, with several career soldiers among them. Most of the archive relates to Edmund Kirby (1794-1849), who fought in the Mexican-American War, and includes correspondence from Kirby to his son and his wife, several of them written from the front lines of the War in Mexico. Also in the archive are letters from Edmund Kirby the son (1840-1863) written to his brother during the Civil War, and several earlier letters written to the patriarch, Ephraim Kirby (1757-1804), who fought in the American Revolution. Edmund Kirby settled his family in Brownville, N.Y., the ancestral home of his wife, Eliza Brown, daughter of Major General Jacob Brown, for whom the town was named. Edmund Kirby fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican- American War, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel (the certificate awarding him that rank is included in this archive) and chief of the pay department. He would return from the war but die from a disease contracted while in Mexico. The Kirbys had nine children. The archive includes eighty-two letters from Edmund Kirby to his wife, and forty-three letters from Edmund to his eldest son, Jacob Brown Kirby. It also includes thirteen letters from Edmund Kirby (1840-63) to his brother, Reynold Marvin Kirby, written during the Civil War. Edmund Kirby the younger was a Second Lieutenant in the Artillery who fought for the Union. He took a wound at Chancellorsville which resulted in the amputation of his leg and his eventual death. Facing his death in a Union Army hospital, he expressed concern about the welfare of his widowed mother and sisters, for whom he was the sole support; President Lincoln, who was visiting the hospital, commissioned him a Brigadier General on his deathbed, assuring his family a sizable pension. Edmund Kirby the younger's sister, Frances Kirby Smith, was the mother of General Edmund Kirby Smith, who fought for the Confederacy. Contents are as follows: 1) [Kirby, Edmund]: [FIVE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, PRINTED ON VELLUM; FOUR OF THEM SIGNED BY U.S. PRESIDENTS]. 1812- 1849. Four measuring 18 x 15 inches, the fifth 11 x 15 inches. Some light soiling. Very good. Five engraved documents, printed on vellum, appointing Edmund Kirby (1794-1849) to various military positions, illustrating his rise through the ranks of the U.S. Army. Four of these documents are signed by U.S. Presidents - James Madison (1812), James Monroe (1825), Andrew Jackson (1832), James K. Polk (1848). The fifth document is a certificate of Membership in the Aztec Club, a society for officers of the Mexican-American War. Kirby appears to have been elected posthumously, as this certificate is dated two months after his death. 2) Kirby, Edmund: [EIGHTY-TWO LETTERS WRITTEN BY EDMUND KIRBY TO HIS WIFE ELIZA]. Various places, including Washington, Detroit, and Mexico City. 1827-1848. Over two hundred pages. Primarily quarto. Light scattered soiling; a few small losses. Very good. Twenty-three of these letters cover the period from 1827 to 1845, and are primarily comprised of letters sent from western New York and points in the Midwest, discussing his travels and expressing his desire for home and family. He gives Eliza instructions as to the care of the farm and relates news of business dealings and mutual acquaintances. In the 1830s, Edmund was involved in campaigns against the Indians, including the Black Hawk War. One particularly interesting letter written in September 1832 from an army camp on the bank of the Mississippi, near Rock Island, relays news of a cholera outbreak and its effect on an Indian treaty: "The business of the campaign however is drawing to a close & nothing but the distressing prevalence of our old & worst enemy, cholera, will prevent its speedy termination. Since my last we have moved our camp to the west bank of the Mississippi near the spot where the treaty is appointed to be held. ... It has already interfered with the arrangements for the treaty & if it continues may yet do so." He goes on to discuss the progress of subduing the Indians: "The hostile Sacks are subdued. The Black Hawk is a prisoner & will be here probably today. The Prophet...& all their principal chiefs are also prisoners in our hands. The treaty will be held with Keeokuck, chief of the friendly Sacks, those who did not take up arms against us with the Winnebagoes...." The remainder of the letters, 54 in all, cover the years 1846-1848, recounting Edmund's service in the Mexican-American War. Edmund was a paymaster with the army. His correspondence, which consists of letters of about 1000 words about twice a month, is full of rich detail of the circumstances of the army and the occupation of Mexico. Among his correspondence are several letters written from Monterey, where Edmund was invited by General Zachary Taylor to attend the signing of the Mexican capitulation. "The conference was tedious and after all was concluded and the articles signed by the commissioners on both sides and by General Taylor, General Ampudia was an hour in fixing his name to the instrument. We had retired except Col. Davis who says that he sat fifteen minutes at a time with the pen in hand and the sweat rolling off his face in big drops." He gallantly sends home a rose plucked from General Arista's garden. His letters are filled with details of army life and his marches through Mexico, as well as details of Mexican life - women who smoke, fruits in the market, &c.; he often sends souvenirs home to his wife and children - ponchos, sea shells, a Mexican tent, Aztec relics, &c. Writing from Tampico on Feb. 3, 1847, he relates that General Scott is daily expected and says, "The force accumulated in the Gulph & tending towards Vera Cruz is so large that the city & castle of San Juan d'Ulloa must fall before it without any great struggles." Camped before Vera Cruz on March 24, he relates the opening of hostilities: "Three mortar batteries were established however on the 22d instant when Captain Jos. E. Johnston was sent in with a flag & a summons from the General for the surrender of the city. It was rejected in courteous but decided terms. Whereupon our batteries opened at half past four o'clock (22d) P.M. The bombardment has continued without intermission night or day to the present time." He longs for peace and home, at one point writing, "I feel sad...I have nothing whatever to gain by remaining here." He writes of the delays with peace and negotiations, and many other battles and engagements. Several of his letters home are written on official stationery of the Mexican Ministry of War. 3) Kirby, Edmund: [FORTY-THREE LETTERS WRITTEN BY EDMUND KIRBY TO HIS SON JACOB BROWN KIRBY]. Brownville & Washington. 1838- 1844. Over eighty pages. Quarto. Some light soiling. Very good. In these letters, Edmund passes along fatherly advice and news to his eldest son, Jacob Brown Kirby (1827- 1860), who is, part of the time, studying at West Point. Writing to Jake, he reminds him that he bears his grandfather's name (General Jacob Brown who fought in the War of 1812), "& should learn to emulate his virtues, for his name will be an honor to you no longer than you honor it by striving to do all your duties properly." In a letter dated March 22, 1838, he passes along news of the Indian Wars in Florida, including a mention of the opening actions of the Cherokee removal that would become the Trail of Tears: "I have long letters from General Eustis, Col. Lindsey, your Uncle Reynold & other officers in Florida giving sad accounts of the sufferings of the troops. The campaign is over & the war is not ended. The infantry will be left to keep the Indians in check through the summer & the artillery regiments will be sent to the upper part of Georgia & Alabama to the Cherokee country where a large army will be assembled including several thousand militia to compel the Cherokee Indians to emigrate to the west of the Mississippi. Gen. Scott will probably command this army, but I have no desire to join it & do not expect to be called upon to do so." In the years leading up to the Mexican- American War, he discusses the annexation of Texas, and the military and political implications of the impending conflict. On the question of annexation, he writes, "The members from the Southern states will support the measure for the purpose of creating new slave states & thus gaining the ascendency for the slavery interest in the councils of the nation & because they fear that the government of Great Britain which has great influence with that of Texas will compel or induce the latter to abolish slavery. The effect of which would be to weaken the slave interest in our southern states greatly by depriving them of their best market for slaves & by affording a new place of refuge for runaway slaves from the southern plantations. The Northern members will oppose the annexation with all their might headed by that indomitable old patriot John Quincy Adams." 4) Kirby, Edmund, the younger: [THIRTEEN LETTERS WRITTEN BY EDMUND KIRBY TO HIS BROTHER REYNOLD MARVIN KIRBY]. West Point and several other locations. 1860-1863. Over forty-five pages. Octavo and quarto sheets. Light scattered soiling. Very good. Some letters with postal covers. Letters written by Edmund Kirby (1840-1863) to his younger brother Reynold Marvin Kirby (b. 1844), the baby of the Kirby family. Edmund's letters begin from West Point, where he is a cadet training to be an artilleryman. Edmund discusses life at school, family affairs, and his concern for the approaching war between the states. Later he writes of life in camp, and his constant concern about his brother's allowance and expenditures. In a letter dated Jan. 19, 1861, he writes to Reynold that he has completed his examinations and expresses his feelings about the impending conflict: "Only one more examination and then I will don the blue and doff the grey, which I assure you I shall not be sorry to do. We are all looking anxiously for some settlement in Washington. I think that it is time that both parties saw that it is impossible for them to rule, and if they make concessions why all will be right. They are fighting for a more abstract question and it is of little moment to either which gains ascendency. I should dislike very much indeed to fight in this country yet I am determined to use my little influence for the Union. I have seen a good deal of excitement on this subject as you may suppose as we have cadets here from every part of the country." By August 19, Edmund is writing letters from a Union army camp. Stationed along the Potomac, he writes of camp life, noting, "I have very little affection for picquet duty in December." Among others, Edmund would later see action at the First Battle of Bull Run and Malvern Hill, before sustaining mortal wounds at Chancellorsville. Also included in this archive is a letter from Brigadier General Henry J. Hunt, Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac, sending condolences to Mrs. Kirby on the loss of her son. He writes: "We have just learned from the newspapers of the death, from his wounds, of your son Edmund. The news has produced deep feeling throughout this army. It is seldom indeed that one so young with so little rank, and so small a command, has achieved so much. ... [My writing to you] will not lessen your sorrow, but it will be a melancholy satisfaction to you to know that your son is mourned by an army...." 5) Tracy, Uriah: [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, BY URIAH TRACY TO EPHRAIM KIRBY, DISCUSSING THE WORK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY]. New Haven. Oct. 16, 1788. 1pp. Folio. Old fold lines. A few neat repairs at folds. Minor soiling. Very good. Letter written by Connecticut Senator Uriah Tracy to Ephraim Kirby discussing the work of the General Assembly, sitting in New Haven. "We have chosen Wm. Saml. Johnson & Oliver Ellsworth, senators, we have passed a very benevolent act relative to Africans; & have passed a very long act organizing New Congress, &c &c." Ephraim Kirby fought in the American Revolution and served as a judge later in life. 6) [Burr, Aaron]: [AUTOGRAPH NOTE WRITTEN TO EPHRAIM KIRBY REQUESTING A MEETING]. [N.p.] Feb. 1801. [1]pp. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. Note written by Aaron Burr to Ephraim Kirby. Burr was in a tie vote with Thomas Jefferson for the Presidency, with balloting to decide the tie slated for Feb. 11th. On the 36th ballot, Feb. 17th, Jefferson was declared the victor. The note reads: "Mr. Burr will be very happy to see Mr. Kirby immediately if convenient to him - if not Mr. B. will make a point of being disengaged at any hour Mr. K. may be pleased to name." Burr may have been seeking legal advice or simply politicking. 7) Worthington, Thomas: [LETTER OF INTRODUCTION WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY THOMAS WORTHINGTON, FOR EPHRAIM KIRBY]. Suffield. Aug. 28, 1803. 1pp. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. Letter of introduction provided by U.S. Senator from Ohio Thomas Worthington to Ephraim Kirby. Kirby was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as a judge in Mississippi Territory, but fell ill and died shortly after his arrival there. 8) Wolcott, Oliver, Jr. : [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, BY OLIVER WOLCOTT TO EDMUND KIRBY]. Litchfield, Ct. Jan. 13, 1824. 2pp. Old fold lines. Minor repairs. Very good. Letter written by Connecticut governor Oliver Wolcott to Edmund Kirby, acknowledging Kirby's fine qualities but expressing doubt that he will be able to extend any influence to help Kirby acquire a government position. An incredible archive of correspondence, spanning three generations, with particularly nice content relating to the Mexican-American War.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Missale Romanum ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum, S. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum, Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII. Auctoritate Recognitum

      ex Typogra[hia Heredis nicolai Pezzana. Collectible - Acceptable. Quarto. Leather 1788. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Full brown leather with gilt lettering and hand tooled trim. 36 + 404 pages. double columned text, with portions rubricated. Continues with Commune Sanctorum., CXI pages. Some feast day papers, Beatiss Virgiinis Mariae de Mercede, and others. 32 pages Missae Propriae follows. Ribbon tabs. Almost 225 years old, this book has signs of age. Tracks of book worms at the bottom back margins of the first quarter of the book, as well as some back pages.Water lines on a few front pages. Damp soiling to the bottom corners of the last several pages. High quality paper has kep the text and illustrations clean. Outside front hinge is beginning to split. Will require a bit of repair, but well worth the effort. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Better World Books ]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Vecchio Testamento ... [and] Nuovo Testamento Secondo La Volgata, Tradotto in Lingua Italiana: E Con Annotazioni Dichiarato dall'Illustrissimo, e Reverendissimo Monsignore Antonio Martini, Arcivescovo Di Firenze (22 Volume Set)

      Rome: Per Filippo Neri [e Luigi Vescovi]. 1788. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition Thus. H Full Vellum. Good +. Lacking volume 5 of the Old Testament; wear to upper right corner of volume 2 of the New Testament (vellum chipped, with internal erosion to board; some fraying); slight rubbing and chipping to few spine labels; slight soiling, rubbing and minor cracks to covers (chiefly at extremities); slight internal dampstaining, browning and/or foxing (generally to edges and preliminaries). Text chiefly in Italian (with main text in Latin and Italian). Incomplete set of Old Testament volumes (lacking only the books from 1 Samuel through the third book of Kings (i.e. 1st Chronicles)), with a complete set of the New Testament volumes, in both the Vulgate (i.e. Saint Jerome's Latin version) and Archbishop Martini's Italian-language reworking thereof, with his preliminary material (dedications, etc), footnotes, and a few tables throughout. See BMC, volume 2, page 1253, column 10 (citing an incomplete set, dated 1784- 88, printed at Rome; lacking volume 14 of the Old Testament (Baruch); originally printed in Florence, Italy between 1769 and 1781); this set is also dated from 1784 to 1788. 22 (of 23) volumes in all, bound uniformly in full white vellum, gilt-stamped red/brown morocco spine labels, plain endpapers, all edges trimmed and flecked red. Nice, fairly clean and tight volumes internally.

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Abhandlung über das Kommerz zwischen Seele und Körper. Aus dem Hebräischen übersetzt von Salomon Anschel.

      4 Bll., 63 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 490, 16 (gibt Frankfurt an). - Erste Ausgabe. Aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben. "(An) einen seiner Freunde in hebräischer Sprache geschrieben, worinnen der Verfasser besonders über Leibnitzens System: von der vorbestimmten Harmonie, ein weiteres Licht zu verbreiten sucht" (Vorbericht des Übersetzers). - Rücken leicht lädiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 40.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        A View in Annamooka, One of the Friendly Isle's; View in Ulietea; A View in Matavai, Otaheite (variant title)

      J. WebberLondon:: J. Webber,. 1787-1788.. This series of three views are UNPUBLISHED views by Webber. They are monochrome aquatints, a different process used in others of Webber's views. They were not published in either the extremely rare lifetime edition of "Views in the South Seas" nor the more common but still rare 1809 (1820) edition of "Views in the South Seas".They seem to have been bought together by an early collector, one being marked on the verso "3 views L 10" (sterling) in the 1950's. 1. "A View in Annamooka, One of the Friendly Isle's" is not directly recorded in Joppien & Smith, but this view with the date of Feby. 1, 1788 is obliquely referred to in the reference notes to Joppien & Smith 3.44b as a lone copy with this publication date in the British Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings. It could possibly be recorded as Joppien & Smith 3.44c. "Drawn & Etch'd by J. Webber. Aquatinta by M.C. Prestel. London Pubd. Feby. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. I Ch. IV". Printed on laid paper, watermarked.Impression mark 430 x 293 mm, on paper 452 x 308 mm.A little dusty around edges, the top edge with some old creases and marginal tears repaired and a small bit of border added. Otherwise very good. 2. [Variant Title] "A View in Matavai, Otaheite". London: J. Webber, 1787. There were 2 earlier etchings of this view, and neither includes the name of "Matavai" in the title. Joppien & Smith 3.120c which cites 4 known copies."Drawn & Etch'd by J. Webber. Aqua Tinta by M.C. Prestel. London Pubd. Feby. 1, 1787 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. II Ch. II". Impression mark 430 x 293 mm, on paper 480 x 333 mm.Aquatint printed on laid paper, watermarked. A little dusty, with an old crease in lower margin, very good overall. 3. "View in Ulietea". This is an intimate view of native life in Ulietea, French Polynesia. The foreground is filled with a native boat, the long bow & stern pieces topped with carved statues and a covered area housing natives, baskets & food. An open sided meeting house is visible on the shore with 5 natives conversing underneath.Joppien & Smith 3.157c. "Drawn & Etch'd by J. Webber. Aqua tinta by M.C. Prestel. London Publish'd Feby. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. II Ch. VII". Aquatint printed on laid paper, watermarked with a Dovecote. Impression mark 427 x 293 mm, on paper 470 x 335 mm. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
 41.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        LA GALATEA. Romanzo pastorale; già tirato dallo spagnuolo di Michele Cervantes dal Signore di Florian, ed ora tradotto in italiano.

      In-16 p. (mm. 170x98), mz. pelle ottocentesca, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),IV,(4),151, in IV libri. "Edizione originale" della traduz. italiana. Cfr. Palau,II,142: "El traductor es Luigi Secreti y su texto solo tuvo una segunda tirada, Basilea, 1799". Dell?opera cervantina apprestò un famoso rifacimento lo scrittore francese Florian, pubblicato nel 1783 col titolo "Galatée, roman pastoral imité de Cervantes". Il Florian riduce a tre, aggiungendovene un quarto, i sei libri dell?originale spagnolo?. Così Diz. Opere Bompiani,III, p. 537. Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 42.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 43.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  

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

      . Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards; a very nice, clean copy. Printed for J. Debrett, London, 1788.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 44.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  

        Memoires sur les Hopitaux de Paris,

      First Edition, [8], lxxiv, 472pp quarto with half title, 15 fine copper-engraved plates (mostly showing hospital layouts and buildings, some very large, one extending 30 x 22 inches [76 x 56 cm]) and two printed folding tables, near contemporary patterned boards with gilt printed red label, neat red very early stamp in margin of title, hinges very slightly rubbed but an excellent large copy, Paris, Pierres, 1788. Photograph available on request.Blake p.447;Waller 9516; Norman 2061. Garrison-Morton 1600; "Reforms quickly followed Tenon's disclosures of the dreadful conditions prevailing in the hospitals of Paris in the 18th Century.." This epochal report brought to public and professional attention the dreadful conditions existing in Paris hospitals at the time, and outlined various urgently needed reforms, many of which were soon to be implemented as a direct result. Written by one of the greatest of pioneer medical reformers, Jacques Tenon, the work was the result of detailed research, which the experienced French surgeon carried out over many years. As a young student Tenon's first sight of surgery at the Hôtel-Dieu had left a terrifying indelible impression upon him. Operations were performed in the same room in which other patients awaited their turn, who heard the screams and witnessed the anguish of those on the table. His many years of research culminated in a report issued to the Académie des Sciences in 1786, by a committee of eight, including the mathematician Antoine Lavoisier and the astronomer Pierre-Simon Laplace, on the subject of a new Hotel-Dieu. The report so aroused public concern about the lamentable state of hygiene in hospitals that the Academie sent Tenon and C. A. Coulumb to England to study English hospitals and seek new ways of improving the situation at home. During an eleven week tour, the two men visited 52 institutions including a number of London hospitals, infirmaries and prisons, as well as hospitals in Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter and Portsmouth. A detailed analysis of the care of the sick was made, investigating many areas of care including diet, attitude towards the patient, hours of meals and treatment. The condition of the water and the institution's water supply was also observed as well as the state of the latrines, stairways, anatomical amphitheatres, operating rooms and the institution's ventilation system. A year after his tour, Tenon published the present seminal report, outlining specific and much needed reform.See, Wangensteen, Rise of Surgery, pp. 369-71; "Jacques Tenon ... was easily the greatest of the early French hospital reformers.. For many years Tenon had been quietly studying the problems and shortcomings of Paris hospitals. His research formed the basis of a report (1786) to the Royal Academy of Sciences by a committee of eight on the subject of a new Hotel-Dieu.. Public concern was so aroused by accounts of conditions at the Hôtel-Dieu and other Paris hospitals that the Academy of Sciences, with the approval of Louis XVI, sent Tenon and C.-A. Coulomb .. to England to study hospitals, prisons, and workhouses and to find ways to improve Paris hospitals. Their journey covered fifty-two institutions in eleven weeks.. A year later appeared Tenon's great Mémoires sur les hôpitaux de Paris, an epochal report (1788) outlining specifics for needed reforms. He made many important suggestions and initiated a movement that forcefully brought the lamentable situation in Paris hospitals to the attention of both the profession and the public. The Mémoires revealed that in the Hotel-Dieu there were often four and even frequently six patients in one large bed.. Tenon spoke of this as a dangerous practice that needed correction; patients with puerperal fever, scabies, or venereal disease were huddled indiscriminately together. He said that the women were more neglected in hospitals than men. Tenon studied the mortality of many of the great hospitals of Europe and Britain and found .. that the Hotel-Dieu in Paris had probably the highest mortality among hospitals. Tenon recommended that surgical wards should not be near the postmortem rooms, that separate rooms be set aside for operations, and for postoperative cases, and that obstetrical beds should not be mingled with surgical beds. He recommended the establishment of wards for the reception and care of patients with contagious fevers. Many of Tenon's suggestions are universally in force in hospitals throughout the world today.. Tenon's broad-based address to the problems served to focus attention upon a number of hospital matters that had gone unregarded., including the need for hospital tables of morbidity and mortaliy, vital statistics, hospital planning, ventilation, sewage disposal, and general hygienic safeguards."

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
 45.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, & Prose and Poetical. Volume III, January to June 1788

      Mathew Carey Philadelphia: Mathew Carey. 1788. Six months of this magazine bound in contemporary calf. iii-xvi, (17), 18-602. Binding is present but poor. The January issue lacks a couple of preliminary leaves including the title page, and begins on page [iii] at the second page of subscriber's names; the other five month's issues have integral title pages; last leaf (the end of the contents of the June issue), and any subsequent blank leaves are lacking. Front pastedown has a contemporary owner name, and a later, but still early book label; pages 371-(395) have chipping to the foredge that just touchs, but doesn't remove any significant text; text contains other small marginal chips, tears, foxing, and small stains, affecting a few words, but no significant loss to the text. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 46.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.