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        The Federalist: A Collection of Essays Written in Favor of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787

      John and Andrew MÕLean, New York 1788 - First Edition. Volume two of two only. Modern calf, red leather spine label, gilt work to spine. The second volume of what is generally considered to be one of the most important works of American political thought. Despite lacking the first 36 essays found in volume one, this volume does includes several important pieces by each of the three founding fathers. In Federalist No. 84, Hamilton makes the case that there is no need to amend the Constitution by adding a Bill of Rights, insisting that the various provisions in the proposed Constitution protecting liberty amount to a bill of rights. Federalist No. 78, also written by Hamilton, lays the groundwork for the doctrine of judicial review by federal courts of federal legislation or executive acts. Federalist No. 70 presents Hamilton's case for a one-man chief executive. In Federalist No. 39, Madison presents the clearest exposition of what has come to be called Federalism. An attractive copy, despite imperfections. The title page (1 leaf), the contents pages (2 leaves) and pages 3/4 (1 leaf) are in facsimile, page 5/6 has had its margins enlarged, Article pages at rear are cut with smaller margins and worming damage to these Article pages have been professionally repaired. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Essais sur l'hygrométrie. Ier. Essai. Description d'un nouvel Hygrometre comparable. II. Essai. Théorie de l'hygrométrie. III. Essai. Théorie de l'évaporation. IV. Essai. Application des théories précédentes à quelques phénomènes de la météorologie. - (Relié à la suite:) Défense de l'hygromètre à cheveu, pour servir de suite aux essais sur l'hygrométrie.

      Neuchâtel; Samuel Fauche Père et Fils; Genève, Barde, Manget & Comp. 1783; 1788. - 2 ouvreages en 1 volume. In-4°. XXIV, 365 p., 2 planches ; 60 p. 1 planche. Demi-cuir à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre doré au dos. Couverture frottée et abîmée. Premier titre: Nom et tampo nau titre. Deuxième titre: Papier bruni, rousseurs.

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne

      London, (ohne Verlag), 1788 - Vortitel, Titel, 4 S., 10 doppelblattgroßen grenzkolorierte Kupferkarten von E. Mentelle, 93 Kupferstichkarten(Schlachtpläne) darunter 10 doppelblattgroße ; 13 Tabellen (nummeriert A-O, darunter 6 mehr als doppelblattgroße); 48 Tabellen (verschiedene Formate, 3 doppelblattgroß), dann noch 19 Blätter mit Tabellen ( Nr. 1-19 , kleinformatig). So komplett. Einband berieben und bestossen, stellenweise beschabt, Buchrücken mit Fehlstellen des Bezugpapieres. Handschriftliches Inhaltsverzeichnis verso Vortitel, Vortitel handschriftlich ergänzt. Buchblock angebrochen, 3 Tabellen mit bräunlichen Fleck, etwa 10 Blatt mit Randläsuren, einzelne Fleckchen. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Kupferstichlandkarten: Carte general d' Allemagne (Deutschland gesamt); Carte de la Monarchie Prussienee (östlicher Teil); Carte de la Monarchie Prussienee (westlicher Teil), Haute Saxe et Lusace (Sachsen mit Lausitz), Les Cercles de Haute et Bas Rhin (Ober-und Niederrheinische Kreis), Cercle de Baviere (Bayr. Kreis), Cercle de Boheme et Monavie (Böhmischer Kreis), Etats Orientaux de l'Empereus (östlichen Staaten 2. Kaisers), Comte de Tyrol et de Possession d' Autriche dans le Cercle de Souabe (Tirol und Schwaben), Les Pays-Bas Autrichiens( die österreichische Niederlande) Die Schlachtpläne zeigen mehr als 200 taktische Manöver, die Blätter 83-93 die Taktische Entwicklung von Marschkolonnen. Die Tabellen statistische Angaben zu Preussen, der preußischen Armee, zum preußischen und sächsischen Staatswesen. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2228 Pappband der Zeit, ca. 17,8 x 39,3 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im OPUS, Silvia Morch-Israel]
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        Anfangsgründe der Artillerie

      29 folding engraved plates & one folding printed table. xxxii, 512 pp. 8vo, cont. polished tree-calf (minor foxing), flat spine finely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Liegnitz & Leipzig: D. Giegert, 1788. Third edition (1st ed.: 1760), of one of the most valued works on artillery of the second half of the 18th century, containing the final revisions of the author. At the beginning of his career, Struensee (1735-1804), was a professor of philosophy and mathematics at the Ritter Academy of Liegnitz (modern-day Legnica). While there, he taught military science and noted the lack of general works on various areas of the subject. He proceeded to write several books within the field, including a notable book on military architecture and the present work on artillery and ballistics. He later became an important government official, specializing in financial administration. This treatise was one of the best books on the subject through the end of the 18th century. The plates depict various kinds of field and stationary artillery and ordnance. Various problems of ballistics are also illustrated. The table presents a chart of measurements divided according to cannon size (4-pound, 8-pound, 12-pound, 16-pound, and 24-pound). Struensee also provides a short annotated bibliography of the best books on artillery published previous to his own work. Very pretty copy. Bookplates of Lt. General G.L. Parker, son of the 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, and South Library. ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 36, p. 661-665. N.B.G., Vol. 44, cols. 569-70.

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        Description d'une partie de la vallée de Montmorenci, et de ses plus agréables jardins [Ensemble] Lettres écrites de Lausanne [Ensemble] Voyage à la Bastille fait le 16 juillet 1789

      Second edition of the Description of a part of the valley of Montmorenci after the first appeared in 1784 . Chez Le Jay & chez Prault & chez Garnery A Tempé, A Paris, A Paris 1788 - 1789 In-8 (12x19,5cm) iv, 43pp. 19Pl. ; (4) 118pp. (2) ; 48pp. 3 ouvrages en un volume relié

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        Gartenkalender auf die Jahre 1782, 1785, 1986, 1787/88, 1789.

      Braunschweig, in der Schulbuchhandlung; Kiel, bey dem Herausgeber, [1781-1788]. - 1. u. 4.-7. Jahrgang in 5 Bänden. 11,5 cm. Tbl., (28), 264 S., 12 Taf., einige Vign./Tbl., (26), 280 S., 12 Taf., einige Vign. /Tbl., (3), 256 S. 2 Vign./Tbl., (30), 264 S./Frontispiz, Tbl., (18), 228 S., 1 Taf. Original Halbleder-Franzbände (Hardcover) m. 2 ggpr. RS u. Fileten. Vollrotschnitt. Leder an den Gelenken etwas mürbe, beim 7.Jg. am Vorderdeckel geplatzt und mit fachmännisch hinterlegten Fehlteilen an den Kapitalen. Vorsätze mit Schatten des Leders. Ansonsten schöne feste und saubere Exemplare. Inhalt: Kapitel jeweils I. Gartenlitteratur. Kap. IV Kleine Abhandlungen und Aufsätze. Kap. V. Vermischte Gartennachrichten. Sonstige Inhalte: 1.Jg.: Detaillierter Kalender (julianisch und russisch) m. Mondphasen. II. Neueste Gartenberichte aus verschiedenen Ländern (Sicilien, Malta, Corsica, Toscana, Spanien, Schottland, Slavonien, Niederösterreich, Steuermark und Kärnten, Schwedisch-Pommern, Chursachsen, Darmstadt, Hannover, Pfalz, Hollstein, Seeland, Schweden, Finnland). III. Beschreibungen von Gärten. 4. Jg.: Detaillierter Kalender m. Mondphasen. II. Neueste Gartenberichte aus verschiedenen Ländern (Französisch Afrika, Chile, Patagonien, Marianen Inseln, Kap der guten Hoffnung, Malta, Provence, Pfalz, Schwaben, Bayern, Franken, u.a.). III. Beschreibungen von Gärten. 5.Jg.: II. Neueste Gartenberichte aus verschiedenen Ländern (Sumatra, Guiana, Surinam, Nigritien, Sicilien, Toscana, Bayern, Dännemark). III. Fortgänge und Verirrungen des Gartengeschmacks. 6.Jg.: Detaillierter Kalender (julianisch u. russisch) der Jahre 1787 und 1788 m. Mondphasen, Sonnen- und Mondauf- und -untergang . II. Neueste Gartenberichte aus verschiedenen Ländern (Chile, Türkei, Liegnitz- Wohlansches Fürstentum, Nordhausen). III. Fortgänge und Verirrungen des Gartengeschmacks. Dochnahl 71, nennt als Ort und Verlag Hamburg, Campe. Baumgärtel 152, Köhring 49. Enslin/Engelmann 132. Lanckoronska/Rümann 130: "Der in England zuerst aufkommende Stil des Landschaftsgartens setzte sich in Deutschland namentlich infolge der Bemühungen des Kieler Professors. Hirschfeld durch, dessen theoretische Schriften über die Gartenkunst ergänzt werden durch die von ihm seit 1782 herausgegebenen Gartenkalender." Dies wichtige Dokument der deutschsprachigen Gartenkultur gewinnt seine Bedeutung nicht nur durch die stimmungsvollen Abhandlungen am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution, sondern auch durch die fachgerechten Rezensionen der zeitgen. Gartenliteratur. Die unsign. Kupferstiche sind von hervorragender Qualität. Mit dem 7. Jahrgang endete der Gartenkalender. Im Zuge der großen europäischen Umwälzungen war eine Fortsetzung verlegerisch wohl nicht mehr möglich bzw. vertretbar. Friedrich Schiller selbst hat den Gartenkalender auf das Jahr 1795 in der Nr. 332 der "Allg. Literatur-Ztg." 1794 positiv rezensiert. In diesem Jahrgang begann die Beschreibung der Gartenanlagen zu Hohenheim, denen er sich ausführlich widmet. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An address to the public,

      8vo., 45 + (1)pp., well bound fairly recently in marbled boards, spine lettered on a paper label. A very good copy.Publisher: Newcastle: printed by M. Angus, Drury-Lane, and sold by all the booksellers in town and country,Year: 1788Edition: Probably the 2nd edition, the BL having a copy of both a 1774 and a 1788 printing. However, ESTC finds no library holding of either issue elsewhere.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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        Istoria o Zavoevanii Kitaia Manzhurskimi Tatarami,: Sostoiashchaia v 5 Knigakh, Sochinennaia g. Vozhe de Brunem B. et P.D.M. [History of the Conquest of China by the Manchurian Tatars in 5 parts, Compiled by Vojeu de Brunem; Translated from French by A.R.]

      Moscow Typograficheskaya Company, 1788 - A history of the Manchurian conquest of the Ming Empire in the 17th century and the rise of the Qing Dynasty, translated from the original French edition published in Lyon in 1754. The author behind the pseudonym "Vozhe de Brunem," was Joseph Jouve, 1701-1758, a Jesuit scholar from Lyon. In the Preface he states that this book is an extract from the "History of China" compiled by the Jesuit missionary Moyriac de Mailla, 1669-1748, who lived in China for 45 years, learned the Manchu language and was close to the Kangxi Emperor. Mailla's multi-volume work based primarily on Chinese sources was published in 1777. Jouve systematised and commented on Mailla's text, and also gave a short biography of Mailla in his Preface. This Russian edition was issued at a period of high interest in China and everything Chinese in Russian high society. During the reign of Catherine the Great when the Russian nobility actively collected Chinese art, porcelain and jewellery, Chinese literature and philosophy was translated and published in magazines and books. Our "Istoria" was issued by the famous Russian publisher and bookseller Nikolai Novikov, 1744-1818, whose editions were known for their high quality. Svodny Katalog XVIII 2275. French edition: Cordier BS 629; Löwendahl 468; Lust 436; Morrison II p. 32. One copy only found in Worldcat (Harvard) Bound in period Russian mottled full calf, neatly rebacked. Spine with raised bands and dark red gilt lettered label. 18th century owner's inscription on verso of the first free endpaper: "Iz knig Fedora skago." Chinese chop on title page. A very good copy. First and only Russian Edition Octavo, pp.1-96, (73)-168, (193)-603. Text in Russian.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Vermischte unphysiognomische Regeln zur Selbst- und Menschenkenntniss.

      (Zürich, bey dem Verfasser), 1787-1788. - 2 Bände. 12°. 224 S.; 287 S., (2) Bl. Lederbändchen der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Weigelt 368. 1 u. 2. - Erste Ausgabe. - Der zweite Band mit handschr. Widmung von Lavater. - Mit Exlibris von "Paul Ad. Leemann". - Die restaurierten Einbandgelenke zum Teil vollständig geplatzt. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Wunderbare Reisen Zu Wasser Und Lande, Feldzu?ge Und Lustige Abentheuer ... Des Freyherrn Von Mu?nchhausen ... Aus Dem Englischen Nach Der Neuesten Ausgabe U?bersetzt, Hier Und Da Erweitert Und Mit Noch Mehr Kupfern Gezieret (Zweite Vermehrte Ausgabe)

      London [Actually Gottingen / Goettingen]: [J. C. Dieterich], 1788. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Eleven Plates. 1st Printing 176 Pp (Including Half Title), 11 Plates. Text In German Fraktur. 28 Line Text On P. 165. Quarter Brown Calf With Calf Tips, Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Text Block 1.9 Cm Tall. Probably Rebound In Nineteenth Century. Covers And Contents Very Clean, Light Wear To Calf (No Fraying), Pages Square And Unworn, Light And Generally Even Foxing Within The Text Block, Some Light Foxing To Edges Around The Text. Small Personal Bookplate. No Tears Or Chips, Strong Impressions Of All Plates.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Musik, 2 Bände (mit zehn gefalteten Kupfertafeln).

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1788 - 1801. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Bänden. (Neue) grüne, nach historischen Vorbilder gefertigte Halbleinenbände (Handeinbände) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchrücken in schwarz-grüner Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken. XXXVI, 504, XVIII, 776 S. Beide Bände mit Titelkupfer sowie mit jeweils fünf teilweise mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln (Instrumentenabbildungen etc.). Erster Versuch einer Allgemeingeschichte der Musik in deutscher Sprache des Organisten und Bach-Enthusiasten Johann Nicolaus Forkel (1749 - 1818), der als einer der Begründer der historisch fundierten Musikwissenschaft in Deutschland gilt. Forkel machte sich außerdem als Bach-Forscher einen Namen und gab 1802 die erste Bach-Biographie heraus, für die er auf direkte Informationen aus seiner Korrespondenz mit den Bach-Söhnen Carl Philipp Emanuel und Wilhelm Friedemann zurückgreifen konnte. Forkels Musikgeschichte, welche die Epochen bis zum Ausklang des Mittelalters beleuchtet, kann als dezidiertestes Werk seiner Art im späteren 18. Jahrhundert gelten. Bemerkenswert sind die ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln (Instrumentenabbildungen) im Anhang. Seiten des ersten Bandes partiell etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar dieses musikwissenschaftlich und -historisch überaus bedeutenden Werkes. Die Faltkupfer in sehr guter Erhaltung. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Musik Geschichte Musikgeschichte Mittelalter

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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. 20th-century three-quarter black morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Contemporary inscription on titlepage. Light toning, some foxing. 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. This copy apparently inscribed by the author on the titlepage: "The gift of the author [to] D. Atkins, 1788." HOWES J23. EVANS 21173. ESTC W28300. COHEN 2838. SABIN 35441. STREETER SALE 1051. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 18, note.

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        Conductor Generalis: Or, the Office, Duty and Authority of Justices.

      1788 - 1788 Printing of Parker's Conductor Generalis Parker, James [1714-1770], Compiler. Conductor Generalis: Or, the Office, Duty and Authority of Justices of the Peace, High-Sheriffs, Under-Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Gaolers, Jury-Men, And Overseers of the Poor. As Also the Office of Clerks of Assize, and of the Peace, &c. To Which Are Added, Several Choice Maxims in Law, &c. Compiled Chiefly from Burn's Justice, and the Several Other Books on Those Subjects. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under the Several Titles; With a Table Directing to the Ready Finding Out the Proper Matter Under Those Titles. New York: Printed by John Patterson, for Robert Hodge, 1788. xvi, 539 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and raised bands to spine. Rubbing to extremities, light wear to spine ends, corners bumped and moderately worn, front joint starting at foot, front hinge starting, front free endpaper lacking, about an inch lacking from head of following endleaf, light toning to text. Early owner signature (of Luther Adams) to front endleaf, partially-erased signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * A popular American legal manual issued by different printers and publishers based largely on Burn and other English sources. Part II contains (with caption titles only): The Office and Duty of Sheriffs; The Office of a Gaoler, and Concerning Escapes; The Office and Duty of the Clerk of Assize and Clerk of the Peace; A Guide to Juries; Of Maxims and General Rules, from Jacob's Law Grammar; Of Actions and Remedies; Of Fictions, Intendments, and Presumptions. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7959. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Consultation pour les Actionnaires de la Compagnie des Indes.

      4to., with a woodcut impression of the arms of the French East India Company on title-page, 103 + (1) + 24pp., with a large folding table, well bound fairly recently in marbled boards with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, uncut. A fine, large, copy.Publisher: Paris, Lottin & Lottin.Year: 1788Edition: First edition.

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        Lettre au peuple ou projet d'une caisse patriotique.

      Vienne et Paris, Marchands de nouveautés, 1788. ____ Edition originale. Marie Gouze, dite Olympe de Gouges né à Montauban en 1755 et guillotinée à Paris en 1793, est célèbre avant tout pour avoir soutenu l'émancipation des femmes. Lors de la Révolution elle se découvrit une vocation politique. Elle propose dans cette brochure un impôt volontaire pour assainir les ?nances publiques. "Rebutée par la méchanceté des hommes, ne cherchant qu'à finir mes jours dans une profonde solitude, prête à renoncer à la littérature, délices des imaginations riches & fécondes, tout ce qui sort de mon faible génie doit être considéré comme un fruit que la nature a cultivé & que la main des hommes n'a jamais embelli. Ce fruit je ne le vens pas ...." Admiratrice de Mirabeau, elle se proposa pour défendre Louis XVI et s'opposa à Robespierre qui la fit guillotiner. Premier feuillet poussiéreux, avec une tache d'encre, mais bon exemplaire, tel que paru. *-------*. In-8. Collation : 31 pp. Cousu sur brochure.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands Composed from the Journals Of Captain Henry Wilson

      London: G. Nicol, 1788. 6/25/16. xxvii, 378 pp. Folding chart, b/w plates. “This was one of the most popular of all shipwreck narratives, partly because of the happy ending, of the adventure and partly because of the detailed descriptions of the Pelew IslandsÂ’ natural features and society... Wilson exercised excellent control over his men, dealt smoothly with the natives... The crew set to work to build a schooner from native lumber, while some of their members fought for their hosts in native wars...”— Huntress 107C. When they returned to England they took one of the Pelew Islanders, Prince Lee Boo, with them. He was a celebrity but unfortunately died of smallpox. This is a first edition, bound in full mottled calf. Short worm track on front board. Backstrip dried and showing some wear. Front hinge cracked but holding.

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        Relacion del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786...

      Madrid: Ibarra, 1788. Quarto, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, four fine large folding maps and four folding tables; contemporary sprinkled calf, sides bordered in gilt. First edition of the first comprehensive study and the best early description of Patagonia and the Strait of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the expedition by Antonio de Córdoba on the frigate Santa Maria de la Cabeza, sailing from Cádiz in 1785 with the specific aim of exploring parts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, and of determining whether it was preferable to enter the Pacific by way of the Strait of Magellan or by way of Cape Horn. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are based on observations made during the voyage.Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied here by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region.An Appendix published five years later, and sometimes found bound with the main work, gave an account of a subsequent voyage to the area by Córdoba. A handsome copy.

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        A new abstract of the Excise Statutes: including the whole of the late regulations, to the end of the Session of the 28th George III. Each duty arranged under its proper head. To which is added, a correct cash table, swewing(sic) at one entry, the duty for any number of barrels and ports, to 100; and, at two entries, from 100 to 50,000, for common brewers and victuallers; and the other duties on the same useful plan.

      Sherborne: printed for and sold by the author; and published, in London, by S Smith. 1788. 8vo, viii + (9)-236 + 35pp, contemporary sheep, recently rebound in old-style half calf gilt. A very good copy. First and only edition: rare. Only the BL copy in ESTC. COPAC adds Bodleian + Inst. of Advanced Legal Studies. OCLC adds no more. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths, Masui or Einaudi. The author was an Excise Officer at Sherborne in Dorset. Although he points out that it had been some 18 years since an index to the Excise Laws had been published, it is evident that the project was not a success. Referring to 'the splendid success' of Jellinger Symon's earlier book, Locke declares himself to be financially embarrassed that he could raise only a small number of subscribers to support his own effort.

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        Wunderbare Reisen Zu Wasser Und Lande, Feldzu?ge Und Lustige Abentheuer ... Des Freyherrn Von Mu?nchhausen ... Aus Dem Englischen Nach Der Neuesten Ausgabe U?bersetzt, Hier Und Da Erweitert Und Mit Noch Mehr Kupfern Gezieret (Zweite Vermehrte Ausgabe)

      London [Actually Gottingen / Goettingen]: [J. C. Dieterich], 1788. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Eleven Plates. 1st Printing 176 Pp (Including Half Title), 11 Plates. Text In German Fraktur. 28 Line Text On P. 165. Quarter Brown Calf With Calf Tips, Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Text Block 1.9 Cm Tall. Probably Rebound In Nineteenth Century. Covers And Contents Very Clean, Light Wear To Calf (No Fraying), Pages Square And Unworn, Light And Generally Even Foxing Within The Text Block, Some Light Foxing To Edges Around The Text. Small Personal Bookplate. No Tears Or Chips, Strong Impressions Of All Plates.

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        Philo's endliche Erklärung und Antwort, auf verschiedene Anforderungen und Fragen, die an ihn ergangen, seine Verbindung mit dem Orden der Illuminaten betreffend. Erstausg.

      Hannover, in der Schmidtschen Buchhandlung, 1788. - 142 S., 1 Bl., Kl.-8°, Goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückenschild Kloss 3260; Wolfstieg 42781. - Im Jahr 1786 gerieten bei einer Hausdurchsuchungen geheime Papiere der Illuminaten in die Hände der Regierung, dabei wurde Weishaupt als Oberhaupt entlarvt u. der Orden stark belastetet. Die Dokumente wurden publiziert, um der Bevölkerung Beweise für Konspiration u. Staatsgefährdung zu liefern. Als bekannt wurde, dass der Autor vieler Schriftstücke "Philo" mit dem Freiherr von Knigge identisch war, sah dieser sich zu der vorliegenden Rechtfertigung gezwungen. - Leicht bestossen u. berieben; ein Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt; Innendeckel mit ExLibris "Freiherr Knigge-Leveste" (auf der Illus. ist der Gutshof der Freiherren Knigge im Westen des Dorfes Levestes, in der Region Hannover, zu sehen); wie so oft ohne das Frontispiz; Titel gestempelt; Längskante tlw. knapp beschnitten, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chambre de commerce de Normandie. Réfutation des principes & assertions contenus dans une Lettre qui a pour titre : Lettre à la Chambre du Commerce de Normandie, sur le Mémoire qu'elle a publié relativement au Traité de Commerce avec l'Angleterre, par M. D P. Par la Chambre du Commerce de Normandie.

      Imp. de J.J. Le Boullenger, Rouen 1788 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-8 de 80 et 114 pp., plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos orné à froid, pièces de titres grenat et olive. Magnifique exemplaire dans une condition exceptionnelle. (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de la Réfutation qu'adressa la Chambre de commerce de Normandie à Pierre-Samuel Dupont de Nemours qui avait publié la même année sa Lettre à la Chambre du Commerce de Normandie, sur le Mémoire qu'elle a publié relativement au Traité de Commerce avec l'Angleterre. Les Observations de la Chambre du Commerce de Normandie, sur le Traité de Commerce entre la France & l'Angleterre, mémoire publié pour la première fois l'année précédente, en 1787, et qui déclencha la polémique, est imprimé à la suite. On peut lire dans l'avertissement des Observations : « La Chambre de Commerce de Normandie, justement alarmée sur les effets du traité de commerce entre la France et l'Angleterre, relativement aux manufactures de cette Province, s'est empressée de présenter un aperçu général de ce qu'elle pouvait en prévoir (?) elle s'est occupée de réunir aux renseignements qu'elle s'était d'abord procurés sur les Manufactures Anglaises, tous ceux qui ont pu lui faire connaître l'état actuel de nos ateliers en Normandie. » Dupont de Nemours donna pour réponse sa Lettre à laquelle la Chambre de Commerce apporta cette Réfutation. Frère I, 210 ; Michaud XLVIII, 184. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Diseases Incidental to Europeans in Hot Climates with the Method of Preventing Their Fatal Consequences.

      J Murray, London 1788 - J. Murray., 1788. Fourth Edition. . 357pp + index. Appendix: On intermitting fever . A simple and easy Way to render salt Water fresh, and to prevent a Scarcity of Provisions in long Voyages at Sea. One margin note on Typhus in old ink, a bit faded. Couple of pencil marks. Expertly restored binding, full leather, spine on 5 raised bands, gilt title and ornaments on spine, blindstamped frontcover. Some age staining & occasional useage signs but basically good & sound copy 1 vol volumes. Some age staining & occasional useage signs but basically good & sound copy Expertly restored binding, full leather, spine on 5 raised bands, gilt title and ornaments on spine, blindstamped frontcover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dramatick Writings of William Shakespeare (20 volumes)

      London: Printed for, and under the Direction of, John Bell, 1788. Frist Bell Edition. Small 8vo. Copper-plate engravings, with tissue guards. Contemporary tree calf boards; rebound with new gilt decorated leather spines, red and black labels, gilt dentelles; marbled page edges. This is the 1st edition of John Bell's collected plays of Shakespeare. The first 2 volumes are 'Prolegomena' containing prefaces to all the previous editions of Shakespeare's plays. The remaining 18 volumes contain 2 plays per volume; each of the volumes has a half title; title page to the collection dated 1788; and title page to the play (dated 1785 or 1786 - this being the year that Bell published the individual play).

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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 HoraceÂ’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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        Qvatuor Evangelia Graece,.

      Havniae [Copenhagen] J.F. Schultz, 1788. XCII+676 pages+ 3 faksimiler pp. cum variantibus a textu lectionibus codd. mss. bibliothecae Vaticanae, Barberinae, Laurentianae, Vindobonensis, Escurialensis, Havniensis Regiae. Bound in a very fine contemporary full polished calf with raised bands and very rich golddecoration anf titellabel with goldprint. The book is very clean and in ex. Condition. With goldstamp B.C.R.on frontboard. 17032615

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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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        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

      printed for B. White and Son, at Horace’s Head Fleet-Street; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, London 1788 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 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 Near Fine+¶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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        Account of the Pelew Islands

      1788. KEATE, George. An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean, Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of His Officers, Who, in August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, in The Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company. The Second Edition. London: Printed for Captain Wilson, 1788. Quarto, original three-quarter calf, original marbled boards, uncut. $1750.Second edition, published in the same year as the first, with 15 full-page engraved plates (several folding), frontispiece portrait and folding map.“In August 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Henry Wilson, of the East India CompanyÂ’s Marines, ran on a rock near one of the Pelew Islands, and became a wreck. This group of islands had been sighted by the Spaniards and others, but had never been explored. Captain Wilson and his crew escaped safely to shore. He and his men were well treated by the natives, and in time they managed to build a small vessel from the wreck, in which they were able to reach Macao, taking with themÂ… one of the kingÂ’s sons. Wilson brought him to England where he was lionized and created a very good impression; he, however, unfortunately died of small-pox” (Cox II, 302-3). With superb copper-plates of inhabitants, views, tools, etc. Signatures and bookplate on front endpapers of members of the Chamberlain family, including that of Joseph Chamberlain dated 1789. Occasional light pencil marginalia.Several leaves with early repairs to closed tears and restoration to margins, repair covers text on pages 121-124. Some light scattered foxing or offsetting from plates. A handsome, wide-margined, uncut, large-paper copy in original boards.

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        Poema tragico del español Gerardo, y desengaño del amor lascivo. Primera, y segunda parte.

      Don Pedro Marin, 1788. A popular, oft-translated and much reprinted picaresque novel, from the pen of a Spanish Golden Age novelist and historian. It tells the story of the protagonist's desperate love for four women!John Fletcher used the work as source material for both The Spanish Curate and The Maid in the Mill. This is a revised edition, following the first of 1615; it is not widely held in U.S. institutions.

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        Le jardin anglois, poême en quatre chants, traduit de l'anglais

      1788. A Paris chez Leroy 1788. Petit In-8 relié plein veau blond, dos lisse très orné de filets et fleurons dorés, guirlande dorée d'encadrement sur les plats et sur les coupes, gardes de papier marbré. XIV + 160 pages. Orné de cinq très belles et délicates planches représentant le jardin anglais du Chateau de PRUNAY près MARLY. Ex-libris au tampon Martin Saint Jean. Le chateau de Prunay appartenait à Lord SEYMOUR, il fût détruit à la fin du XIX° siècle, ses jardins anglais étaient renommés et très raffinés. Bien qu'intitulé poême, cet ouvrage est écrit en prose. Titre des 4 parties : Des promenades, des plantations, de la manière de ménager un terrain. Des formes que l'on doit donner aux barrières. Des plantations et des eaux. Des bâtiments et des décorations du jardin. Il fourmille de renseignements et notes sur l'art des jardins. Petit manque à la coiffe. Bel exemplaire. Rare.

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        Hob XX: 1] Sept sonates sur Les sept dernières paroles de notre Seigneur J.C. Prédédées d'une Intrada et finies par un tremblement de terre. Composées et arrangées pour le clavecin ou forte piano. Oeuvre XXX

      Berlin-Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 637, [1788] - 19 S. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Rücken mit breitem Papierstreifen verstärkt. RISM H/HH 4386. Seltener und früher Nachdruck.

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        HAMESH MEGILOT: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VEUR: SHIR HA-SHIRIM. MEGILLAT EICHA. MEGILLAT ESTHER.

      Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Naarim 1788 - First edition. Later boards. 8vo, 34, 42, 51 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Shir Ha-Shirim; Megillat Eicha; Megillat Esther. Loewe (1762-1802) was "a Hebrew writer, grammarian, and biblical exegete in the Moses Mendelssohn circle in Berlin. Born in Berlin, Loewe studied under Isaac Satanow and soon joined Mendelssohn's enlightenment movement. Together with Aharon Wolfsohn, he edited Ha-Me'assef, and was a frequent contributor to it. Mendelssohn helped him obtain a position as tutor in David Friedlaender 's household. In 1791, he was appointed principal of the Wilhelms-Schule in Breslau, serving in this capacity until his death. Loewe's major contribution is his introduction and commentary to Mendelssohn's German translation of Psalms, which includes a study on the structure and style of Hebrew poetry and on the history of ancient Jewish music. On the whole, he took an active part in Mendelssohn's Bible translation project, writing, in addition to his work on Psalms, commentaries to Ecclesiastes, Jonah, and with Wolfsohn, the Song of Songs. Loewe was the first Haskalah writer to publish original epigrams in the style of the Book of Proverbs, and was the first to translate the Passover Haggadah into German" (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, Cambridge, Zurich) , none east of California. Title page missing for Shir Ha-Shirim; other title pages present. Handwriting on Song of Song acknowledgements page. Edgewear to boards. Some foxing and staining to pages. Overall Good Condition. (RAB-35-8A) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous tracts. Containing: I. A narrative of the misfortunes of the author; with original letters of pretended friends, calculated to deceive and lead him to ruin. II. A letter to Dominick Trant, Esq. relative to his pamphlet against the Munster peasantry, and his unfortunate duel with the late Sir John Colthurst, Bt. III. Observations on the Bishop of Cloyne's pamphlet; in which the doctrine of tithes is candidly considered, and proved to be oppressive and impolitic ..... IV. Extract of Theophilus's letter to the author: - his intolerance and cruelty pointed out; as also some of the dreadful effects of bigotry and prejudice, dispassionately and candidly treated of in a rejoinder. V. A letter to Daniel Toler, Esq. relative to that unfortunate victim to popular prejudice, the Rev. Nicholas Sheehy; with a history of the prosecution carried on against him, and the subsequent visitations of providence on those who spilled his blood. In this letter are likewise introduced some observations on the po

      Dublin: printed for the author: by James Mehain. 1788. 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece, iv + (4) + (9) - 264pp., contemporary calf, spine simply gilt and labelled, upper joint worn but still sound. A very good copy. First edition and very rare outside the usual Irish libraries with copies elsewhere only at BL + Cambridge + Bodleian + Un. of Illinois + Yale (Beinecke). Not in Bradshaw. Amyas Griffith (1745 or 6 - 1801), flamboyant poet, playwright and essayist, for a time held the post of Inspector General of Taxes in Munster, from which post he was sacked after opposing the Government at the Carrickfergus elections in 1785, and also the rather more junior post of Surveyor of Belfast. Much of his life, however, was devoted to political commentary and satirical publishing in such outlets as the Stephen's Green Review> (1773). In 1785 he claims to have 'sent my private portable printing press to Carrickfergus to publish squibs'. The final ten years of his life, though, were pretty disastrous for him, with at lest two court actions against him and increasing financial embarrassment.

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

      Milano, Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore, 1788. 5 VOLUMI IN 4° GRANDE, PERGAMENA COEVA. COMPESSIVE 1670 PP, CON NUMEROSE INCISIONI IN LEGNO E IN RAME N.T.., 2 GRANDI TAVOLE DI ISCRIZIONI RIPIEGATE F.T. E 26 GRANDI TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. CON FIGURE ARCHITETTONICHE ED ALTRE DI SCULTURE ED EPIGRAFI. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE IMMACOLATO DELL' EDIZIONE ORIGINALE DI NOTEVOLE RARITÀ. GIAN RINALDO CARLI, NATO A CAPODISTRIA, POLIGRAFO ED ECONOMISTA, FU CULTORE ANCHE DI LETTERE ED È UN ESEMPIO DI ENCICLOPEDISTA ITALIANO. "NOTEVOLI I CINQUE VOLUMI DELLE ANTICHITÀ ITALICHE ( MILANO, 1788-1791), VASTA OPERA DI ERUDIZIONE DOVE RACCOLSE ED AMPLI

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        Carte d'Asie. Dressée pour l'usage du Roi sur ce que les Arabes nous ont laissé de plus exact des Pays Orienteaux, sur les routiers et observations de voyageurs européens notamment sur celles de Pallas.

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

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

      Paris., 1788. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Very good condition, some watermarks on margins, short closed tear at lower centrefold.some sporadic spotting and light browning on margins. Size: 64 x 49 cm. 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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        View of the English Interests in India; and an Account of the Military Operations in the Southern Parts of the Peninsula, During the Campaigns of 1782, 1783, and 1784. In Two Letters Addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of *********, and to Lord Macartney and the Select Committee of Fort St. George.

      Second edition. 8vo. xviii, (ii), 323, (1) pp. Later quarter brown calf over marbled boards by the French bookbinder Duplanil, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, gilt tooling to the other panels, endpapers and all edges marbled, ownership inscription of Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron to the title page, later book label of a "M. de la Tour du Pin" to the front pastedown. Folding plan of "Order of Battle" showing the arrangement of British troops commanded by Fullarton plus a folding map of southern India by William Faden with the routes of armies led by Colonels Fullarton and Humberston in the years 1782-4 coloured in outline. Subtle tissue repair to a small tear without loss to the title page, an attractive copy.A contemporary account of the British campaign during the Second Anglo-Mysore War against Tipu Sultan by one of the leading soldiers in the army. This copy bears the signature of the fêted Orientalist Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (1730-1805). After starting his academic career as a classical scholar, he subsequently distinguished himself in the study of Asiatic languages, initially acquiring Arabic before arriving in India in 1755 to broaden his grasp of other south Asian languages. His pioneering work led to the first European translations of the Zoroastrian text the Avesta, into French, and the Hindu text the Upanisads, into Latin.

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        Tableau méthodique des minéraux suivant leurs différentes natures, et avec des caractères distinctifs, apparens ou faciles à reconnoître.

      à Paris, chez Pierres, Didot le Jeune, & Née de la Rochelle, Dessenne, 1788, pet. in 8°, de 36 tableaux imprimés au recto, cart. papier marbré orangé, titre au dos, intéressantes notes manuscrites de l'époque au verso du dernier feuillet au sujet des résidus bitumeux: Naphte, asphalte, vitrole noire, poix minérale... etc. Bon exemplaire. (Lobstein-Laurenchet). Seconde édition rare de ce tableau publié en 36 feuillets imprimés d'un seul côté car destinés à être réunis en un seul grand tableau. Il regroupe sous forme de tableau l'exposé des leçons de Daubenton au Collège royal depuis 1779. Daubenton était en effet professeur d'histoire naturelle au Collège de France et professeur de minéralogie au Muséum."The first edition of his Tableau méthodique des minéraux appeared in 1784. While they display no great originality, Daubenton's teaching and writings on mineralogy contributed significantly to the spreading of current knowledge of the subject. It was, moreover, under Daubenton's patronage that Haüy began his career." DSB XV, p.113 - Duveen p. 158 (édit. 1784) "a rare work, the pages of which, being printed on one side only, were presumably intended to be stuck on boards and made up into large tables" - Poggendorf, I, col. 515 (8e édit. 1800 ) - Cole 337 (5e édit. An IV).

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        L'America

      Rome. c1788 - Copper engraving. Later colouring. Size: 46 x 33 cm. (18 x 13 inches). In fine condition.Mounted size 69.5 x 57cm An attractive map of the Americas including most of the Pacific Ocean, showing an early depiction of the whole of New Zealand and the routes of Captain Cooke's three voyages. A splendid, large decorative cartouche is seen depicting a female indian holding an arrow surrounded by various wild animals.

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        Geographie der Griechen und Römer aus ihren Schriften dargestellt von M. Konrad Mannert Lehrer an der Schule zu St. Sebald in Nürnberg [ord. Professor der Geschichte in Altdorf]. Mit zwey [mehrfach gefalteten] Kärtchen.

      Nürnberg Grattenauer 1788 - [Erster Theil]. Zweyter Theil, erstes Heft. Das transalpinische Gallien. 1789. + Germania, Rhaetia, Noricum, Pannonia, 1792. Dritter Theil. Mit zwey [mehrfach gefalteten, davon eine koloriert] Karten. + Der Norden der Erde von der Weichsel bis nach China, 1795. Vierter Theil. Mit zwey [mehrfach gefalteten] Karten. + Fünfter Theil. Indien und die Persische Monarchie bis zum Euphrat, 1797, 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte. + Fünfter Theil. Zweytes Heft. Die Persische Monarchie bis zum Euphrat, 1797, 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte. + Sechster Theil. Erstes Heft. Arabien, Palästina, Phönicien, Syrien, Cypern, 1799, 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte. + Sechster Theil. Zweites Heft. Kleinasien. Mit 2 [mehrfach gefalteten, davon eine koloriert] Karten. + Sechster Theil. Drittes Heft. Kleinasien, 1802. 6 in 8 Teilen (von insgesamt 10 in 14) Bänden. Es fehlen: Teil 7 "Thracien, Illyrien, Macedonien, Thessalien, Epirus", Teil 8 "Geographie des nördlichen Griechenlandes, des Peloponneses und der Inseln des Archipelagus", Teil 9 "Geographie von Italia nebst den Inseln Sicilia, Sardinia, Corsica" und Teil 10 "Geographie von Afrika", die bis auf den letzten Teil derzeit alle bei einem Kollegen (Carl Wegner) im Netz angeboten werden. Nicht einheitlich gebundene Halblederbände der Zeit über fünf Bünden, die ersten drei und die letzten fünf Bände gleich gebunden, jedoch alle mit passender floraler Rückenvergoldung und je zwei verschiedenfarbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Lederecken und marmorierten Deckelbezügen. Allseitiger Rotschnitt. (20,4 x 13,2 cm) 8°. - " . Konrad Mannert: ich danke dir, ich verdanke dir viele Kenntnisse ." Arno Schmid in "Brand's Haide" - Die Einbände mit Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, berieben, an den oberen Kapitalen etwas bestoßen, dort stellenweise mit Fehlstellen im Leder. Die Innendeckel und fliegenden Vor- bzw. Nachsätze mit Bräunungen durch klebebedingten Lederabklatsch. Auf allen Vorderdeckeln das Exlibris von Vicco von Bülow-Schwante. Die vollständige Reihe der ersten 6 Teile (in 8 Bänden) in der bei Grattenauer erschienenen Erstausgabe. Mit insgesamt zehn gestochenen Karten, davon zwei in schönem zeitgenössischem Kolorit. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 10001 gr.

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        Da Asia de Joáo Barros e de Diogo de Couto, Nova Edição...

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

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        Reigning Abominations

      1788. First Edition . WINCHESTER, Elhanan. The Reigning Abominations, Especially the Slave Trade, Considered as Causes of Lamentations; Being the Substance of a Discourse Delivered in Fairfax County, Virginia, December 30, 1774. And Now Published With Several Additions. London: H. Trapp, 1788. Slim octavo, period-style three quarter black cloth and marbled boards; pp. 32. $3800.First edition, first printing of this very early indictment of slavery, a powerful sermon delivered in Virginia in 1774, declaring slavery a ""national sin,"" with accounts of slaves brutally tortured and his ominous warning ""that some revolution is at the door.""Massachusetts-born Winchester, one of America's first antislavery voices, ""spent the years 1774-80 in South Carolina preaching to both whites and blacks. He delivered this antislavery sermon on December 30, 1774, in Fairfax County, Virginia, calling on slave-owners to renounce slavery because 'it is an accursed thing, for which the wrath of God will be poured out upon this nation,' and ominously predicting 'that some revolution is at the door'"" (American Antislavery Writings, Library of America). An electrifying orator, he came of age just as Americans began their Revolutionary struggle for freedom, when ""the language of liberty, war, and frontier migration opened debate on the meaning of freedom, authority, and democracy… Winchester's writings against slavery gained him fame among northern abolitionists during the 1840s. During his southern travels Winchester became convinced that slavery was an 'abomination'… he argued forcefully that slave holding and slave trading were evils that debased all involved"" (ANB).One of the first in South Carolina to baptize African slaves, Winchester called slavery ""an unparalleled 'national sin' that would inspire 'national punishment,' including military defeat. In effect, he foresaw a civil war"" (Gilbert, Black Patriots and Loyalists, 54). First published in London in 1788, this was likely printed ""to bolster the newly formed English Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade (henceforth English Abolition Society) while Winchester was living there"" (Gould, Barbaric Traffic, 17). Just as famed British abolitionists Anthony Benezet and Thomas Clarkson would appeal ""to the commercial interests of Britons to countervail the greed they see fueling the trade… Winchester argues in his antislavery sermon that 'avarice tends to harden the heart, to render the mind callous to the feelings of humanity'"" (Gottlieb, Global Romanticism, 180). He powerfully evokes the brutality of the slave trade and Middle Passage, writing: ""Loaded with chains, confined in putrid air, exhausted with hunger, thirst, sorrow and despair, many die in the voyage… This abomination is sufficient to make the land desolate and waste… If the words of Christ are true, the slaves will at length be free."" ESTC T150025. Sabin 104732. Howes W554. Faint inkstamp, ""Bound N.Y.H.S. May 10 1943,"" with deaccession inkstamp ""Withdrawn N-YHS.""Text fresh with only light scattered foxing. A rare about-fine copy.

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        Briefe

      Berlin, Spener, - 1788 - 2. verbesserte u. vermehrte Aufl. 4 Bde. Kl.-8

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        Encyclop

      732 S., 715 S., 675 S., 698 732 S., 715 S., 715 S. mit Abb. /3 Fig. 724 S., 712 S., 683 S. mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Bl. (Coromorphosis..) 707 (1) S., 690 S., 732 S., 731 (1) S., 734 S., 705 S., 705 S., 1 Bl., 713 S., 1 Bl., 715 (1) S., 733 S., 3 Bll., 695 S., 1 Bl., 686 S., 1 Bl., 705 (1) S., 1 Bl. mit einem Faltblatt /Tabelle Kopfgeburten 730 S., 1 Bl., 715 (1) S., 723 (1) S., 721 (1) S., 1 Bl., 694 S., 1 Bl., 724 S., 1 Bl., 698 S., 2 Bll., 693 (1) S., 1 Bl. mit 1 Faltblatt (fehlerhafte Lagen der Frucht) 650 S., 2 Bll., 723 (1) S., 1 Bl., 779 (1) S., 1 Bl., 700 S., 2 Bll., 683 (1) S., 1 Bl., 685 (1) S., 2 Bll. mit (2) Textabb. 694 S., 2 Bll. 523 (1) S., 1 Bl. + Sachregister: 236 S., 2 Bll. 21,5 x 13,5cm Herausgegeben von den Professoren der medicinischen Facult

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches

      Oxford, Printed at The Clarendon Press: W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University, 1788. Small 12mo. 13 x 7cm. Unpaginated. 4 page Table of Feasts written in neat hand from 1805-1818 inclusive. The Order for Morning Prayer in 6 pages, written in out in neat hand. Section at end also written out in neat hand with a hand done title page, 'A Collection of Hymns and Anthems, as used in St. Andrews Chapel Aberdeen, and other Chapels of the Episcopal Church of Scotland' - Brechin, 1832. Three lines are crossed out in black ink, the contents and text is very clean otherwise. The margins have been closely trimmed, not affecting the text. The binding has been expertly repaired with cloth hinge inserts, very neatly, can be seen in the images. Bookplate of Charles Will, Brechin. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Gilt lettering to the spine. Binding very characteristic of the gothic style of St. Andrews Cathedral, Aberdeen. A handsome little prayer book. . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

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