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        Chymisches Wörterbuch oder allgemeine Begriffe der Chymie nach alphabetischer Ordnung. Aus dem Französischen nach der zweyten Ausgabe übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Gottfried Leonhardi. 2. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 7 Bände.

      Leipzig Weidmann -91 1788 - (20,5 x 12 cm). Zus. ca. 5900 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Halblederbände der Zeit. Vollständiges Exemplar der zweiten deutschen Ausgabe, gegenüber der ersten deutschen Ausgabe um 1600 Seiten vermehrt sowie durch ein 580 Seiten umfassendes Register erschlossen. Sein in mehrere Sprachen übersetztes Hauptwerk ist das erste wissenschaftliche Lexikon der Chemie und gilt als unentbehrliches Nachschlagewerk. - "Macquer was the author of the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense" (Partington). - Durchgehend gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Vorsätze gestempelt. Band 1 gegen Ende mit schwachem Fleckenrand und leichten Beschädigungen im unteren Rand der letzten vier Blätter, des hinteren Vorsatzes und des hinteren Deckels. Einbände gering berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in uniform gebundenen zeitgenössischen Einbänden. - DSB 8, 623; Ferchl 332; Partington III, 82, IX; Cole 878; Bolton 68; Ferguson II, 60 (Anm.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to various parts of Asia. In 2 volumes

      First Edition, xvi+ 442+ vi+ 554 pages sider, Edinburgh Printed for William Creech, 1788, Bound in 2 fine contemporary full claf with raised bands and red titellabels with goldprint , with line decoration in gold on spines fine copies with almost no foxin With 2 large folding engraved maps in very fine condition

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Mappe Monde, Contenant les Parties Connues de Globe Terrestre. Dressée Suivant de Nouvelles Observations.

      Paris, Jean Mondhare 1788 - Rare world map showing a double hemisphere, richly decorated with allegorical and classical scenes. All late-handcoulored in a very attractive way. The western hempisphere is supported by Hercules who is draped in his traditional lion skin, the eastern hemisphere is supported by Atlas. The two allegorical figures are flanked by polar celestial maps and are separated by an armillary sphere with a Ptolemaic solar system on the left and a Copernician solar system on the right. Richly decorated title cartouche with the French royal arms on top, surrounded by angels. The hemispheres provide a fine depiction of the most up-to-date information derived from contemporary explorations, showing the tracks of numerous routes of exploration. Mounted in a modern blue passe partout and framed in a modern gilt frame. Map: H. 70 x L. 140 cm. Including frame: H. 130 x L. 160 cm. The Clouet / Mondhare world map is one of the most decorative double hemisphere wall maps of the world published in the second half of the eighteenth century. It was designed to be both a spectacular object and a statement of the worldliness of the owners, as it was utilized by the French Aristocracy in decorating libraries and salons and depicting the progress of the exploration of the world and scientific models of the known universe, decorated with imagery from the classical world. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        The Works of Thomas Sydenham, M.D. on Acute and Chronic Diseases; Wherein Their Histories and Modes of Cure, As Recited by Him, are Delivered with Accuracy and Perspicuity. To Which are Surjoined Notes, Corrective and Explanatory, From the Most Eminent Medical Writers; Adapting the Whole to the Present Improved State of Physic, and Shewing Under What Classes, Orders, and Genera, Most of the Complaints Treated of are Arranged by Nosologists: With a Variety of Annotations by George Wallis, M.D.

      London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson et al, 1788. Leather bound. Good +. 2 vols.: li, [5], 480; [1], 484, [42] p. 22 cm. Full leather. Some chipping to spine heads and bumped corners. Ink inscriptions on title pages. Dark mark p. xlvii. Small worm holes bottom corners of first two pages in vol. II. English physician Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) was the undisputed master of the 17th-century English medical world and was even known as 'The English Hippocrates'. Among his many achievements was the discovery of a disease, Sydenham's Chorea, also known as St Vitus Dance. He has also been recognized as a founder of clinical medicine and epidemiology. As a Puritan, he fought for Parliament during the Civil War, after which Cromwell helped him set up his medical practice in Westminster. Annotations by George Wallis.

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        Observations on a Guinea voyage in a series of letters addressed to the Rev Thomas Clarkson

      First edition. With an early use of the "Am I not a man and a brother" medallion on the title-page. 8vo. Title-page and verso of final leaf toned, with small (30mm.) repair to crack in top corner of title-page, final leaf glued a little high in the gutter to free end paper, otherwise a crisp copy bound in later quarter calf and green moire cloth boards. [4], 36pp. London, James Phillips,

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        The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788. To deliberate and decide on the Form of Federal Government recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th September, 1787. Taken in short hand

      First edition. This rare volume documents Alexander Hamilton's heroic efforts to secure New York's ratification of the Constitution. In September 1787 the General Convention in Philadelphia sent the proposed Constitution to the states for ratification. One of the most contentious battlegrounds was New York. Without its ratification the new nation would be crippled from the outset. Alexander Hamilton, leader of the New York Federalists, laid the groundwork for his campaign by publishing a series of Federalist papers in newspapers beginning in October 1787. But by June 1788 he saw that the effort was in trouble. Hamilton wrote to James Madison, "the more I can penetrate the views of the anti-federal party in this state, the more I dread the consequences of the non adoption of the Constitution by any of the other states, the more I fear an eventual disunion and civil war." When the New York convention commenced that month, ratification was in jeopardy: Anti-Federalist delegates out-numbered Federalists 47 to 20. An experienced and eloquent courtroom advocate, Hamilton marshaled every argument available to the Federalists. In these speeches Hamilton presents in detail the central themes of the debate: balance of powers, federalism, the bicameral legislature, representation and apportionment, the power of the executive, defense, and so on. This rare volume presents many of the speeches of Hamilton, John Jay and other Federalists, as well as those of George Clinton and the other anti-Federalists. REVISED BY HAMILTON FOR PUBLICATION. "From a letter in the Lamb papers (NYHS) it appears probable that at least Hamilton, Jay and Lansing revised their speeches, though Francis Childs, the reporter, virtually in his preface says that no such revision took place." (P.L. Ford, Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States). Thanks to Hamilton's efforts, New York ratified the Constitution by a vote of 30-27. This rare volume represents a pivotal moment in the establishment of the new nation. VERY RARE. Only two other examples (the Streeter copy and a rebound copy with library stamps) appear in the auction records of the past century.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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        BIBLIOTHECA HISPANA VETUS, SIVE HISPANI SCRIPTORES QUI AB OCTAVIANI AUGUSTI AEVO AD ANNUM CHRISTI MD. 2 TOMOS.

      - Matriti (Madrid). Joaquin Ibarra. 1788. 36x26 cm. T. I, portada cortada 4 cm. sin afectar. XXVII+556.+ VIII pp. T. II, portada + XXII+467 pp. las págs. 71 a 74 cortado el margen inferior sin afectar al texto,(presumo que sería para eliminar posible marca del propietario). Pequeños grabados en comienzo de capitulo, letras capitulares, de R. Ximeno y M. Brandi, texto a dos columnas, plena piel época, tejuelos, amplios márgenes y muy limpio. Las portadas con escudo heraldico por: : dibujo de Ximeno y grabado por Mariano Brandi. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Kst.- Karte, v. Frentzel n. D.F. Sotzmann b. Simon Schropp, "Generalcharte von der Alte Marck entworffen und mit Genehmigung der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin . zu finden bey J.A. Kunz . Berlin 1788".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1788, 44 x 47,5 Seltene Karte der Altmark.- Scharfe, Abriss der Kartographie Brandenburgs, 1771-1821, S. 304, 194. Unten rechts die Titelkartusche, unten links Zeichenerklärung. - Zeigt die Kreise der Altmark. Gebiet: Lüchow, Werben, Tangermünde, Neu Haldensleben. - Bugfalte restauriert. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Neues Palais, "Vue du Palais Royal, Dit Nouveau Palais. Dediée San Altesse Serenissime Madame la Duchesse de Bronsviv née Princesse de Würtenberg - Oels etc. etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Nagel ?) n. Johann Samuel Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1788, 24,4 x 37,3 Sehr selten ! Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 413, II und Abb. Farbtafel II. Das dort abgebildete Blatt weicht aber von dem vorliegenden ab. Unser Blatt mit geänderter Staffage, rechts ist eine Schute abgebildet, ber ohne Segel und am Havelufer befinden sich nunmehr Schwäne. Hier vorliegend auch ohne Nummerierung und ohne den Namen des Künstlers. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Federalist: a collection of essays written in favor of the new constitution

      New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788 A spectacular association copy of The Federalist in original boards. Two volumes. Original boards, rebacked in paper, untrimmed. Title reinserted in volume one, light foxing, a few stains, minor repair to last leaf. An outstanding set. First edition of The Federalist, the most sought-after of all American books. An exceptional copy in the original boards, with the edges untrimmed. A splendid association copy from the library of Major Roger Alden. Alden enlisted as a soldier in Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec in September 1776. He fought at Germantown in October 1777, and spent the winter at Valley Forge. He rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as aide-de camp, with the brevet rank of Major, to Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington. After the war Alden was elected deputy secretary of the Continental Congress, became deputy secretary of Foreign Affairs under Washington, and was the man entrusted with the original Constitution after its signing. "On September 18, 1787, the morning after it had been signed, the [Constitution] was placed on the 11:00 a.m. stagecoach for delivery to the Congress in New York City. There all the papers of the Convention were entrusted to Roger Alden, deputy secretary of the Congress" (Kammen, A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture, p. 72). Two years later, Alden was again entrusted with the great state papers, this time including the Declaration of Independence. When the new government was formed in 1789, President Washington ordered Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress, "to deliver the Books, Records, and papers and the late Congress, the Great Seal to Mr. Roger Alden, the late Deputy Secretary of Congress; who is requested to take charge of them until farther directions shall be given." Alden was keenly interested in the debates surrounding the new government, and he evidently treasured his copy of The Federalist, signing each volume on the cover and on the title. "Few issues in American history have engrossed public attention like the debate about whether to adopt the Constitution. Roger Alden joked to brother-in-law Samuel William Johnson [in a letter dated December 31, 1787] that 'the report of the Convention affords a fruitful subject for wits, politicians and Law-makers-the presses, which conceived by the incubation of the Convention are delivered from the pangs of travail, & have become prolific indeed-the offspring is so numerous, that the public ear has become deaf to the cries of the distressed, and grow impatient for the christening of the first born'" (Kramer, "Putting the Politics Back into the Political Safeguards of Federalism" in Columbia Law Review, January 2000, p. 251). In July 1789, the First Congress under the new Constitution created the Department of Foreign Affairs and directed that its Secretary should have "the custody and charge of all records, books, and papers" kept by the department of the same name under the old government. When Washington wrote to Thomas Jefferson in Paris on October 13, 1789, offering him the post of Secretary of State, he suggested Roger Alden to be his assistant: "Unwilling, as I am, to interfere in the direction of your choice of assistants, I shall only take the liberty of observing to you, that, from warm recommendations which I have received in behalf of Roger Alden, Esq., assistant Secretary to the late Congress, I have placed all the papers thereunto belonging, under his care. Those papers, which more properly appertain to the office of Foreign Affairs, are under the superintendence of Mr. Jay, who has been so obliging as to continue his good offices, and they are in the immediate charge of Mr. Remsen." This extraordinary survival, worthy of the most discriminating collector, combines excellent original condition with an outstanding Founding era provenance. This is one of the most desirable examples of The Federalist remaining in private hands. Provenance: Roger Alden (175.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte des Freystaats Ury. ErsterTheil, bis zur Errichtung des Sempacher Briefs in 1393. Zweyter Theil, bis auf das Verkommniss zu Stans in 1481. (mehr nicht erschienen). 2 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      - Zug, Joh. Michael Aloys Blunschi 1788-1790. Kl.8°. XVI, 254 S., 1 Bl.; 8 Bl., 245 S. Halbleder der Zeit. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. Rücken von Band 1 oben mit 1 cm grosser Fehlstelle. Stockfleckig. Band 2 gegen Ende mit Wasserfleck im oberen Rand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Del commercio dei popoli neutrali in tempo di guerra trattato di Gio. M. Lampredi. Parte 1 [- 2.]

      S.t., In Firenze 1788 - 2 volumi in-8, pp. (4), 248; pp. (4), 283, (1). Belle legature coeve in piena pelle marezzata, dorsi a nervi con scomparti riccamente dorati, titoli e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro su tasselli in marocchino porpora, tagli di rosso, ex lbris all'occhietto "G. Prandi". Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Bibliografia: Einaudi, 3199. Non in Kress. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1) Oeuvres posthumes. Seconde édition originale.

      Berlin, Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils [et Treuttel pour les tomes I, II, IV, V, IX, XI et XIV], 1788, pleine basane de l'époque, dos ornés. - 15 tomes en 9 volumes in-8 ; Orné de 1 portrait.Détail des Oeuvres posthumes :Tomes I et II : 1 portrait-(6)-288 pp. et (6)-331 pp. Histoires de mon tempsTomes III et IV : (2)-358-(2) pp. et (2)-422 pp. Histoire de la Guerre de Sept AnsTome V : (2)-354-(2) pp. Mémoires depuis la paix de Hubertsbourg 1763 jusqu'à la fin du partage de la Pologne 1775 ; Mémoires de la guerre de 1778Tome VI : (2)-329-(3) pp. Considérations sur l'état présent du corps politique de l'Europe ; Essai sur les formes de gouvernement et sur les devoirs des souverains ; Dialogue des morts entre le Prince Eugène, Milord Marlborough, et le Prince de Liechtenstein ; Dialogue des morts entre le Duc de Choiseul, le Comte de Struensée, et Socrate ; Examen critique du système de la nature ; Avant-propos sur la Henriade de Mr de Voltaire ; Dissertation sur l'innocence des erreurs de l'esprit ; PoésiesTome VII : (2)-365-(7) pp. Poésies (suite)Tome VIII : (2)-376-(4) pp. Poésies (suite) ; Correspondance : Lettres à Monsieur de VoltaireTome IX : (2)-382 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres à Monsieur de VoltaireTome X : (2)-348 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres à Monsieur de Voltaire ; Lettres à la Marquise du Châtelet ; Lettres au Marquis d'ArgensTomes XI : 335 pp. Correspondance : Lettres à Monsieur d'AlembertTome XII : 316 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres à Monsieur d'Alembert ; Lettres mêlées ; Lettres de la Marquise du Chastelet au RoiTome XIII : 352 pp. Correspondance : Lettres du Marquis d'Argens au RoiTome XIV : 287 pp. Correspondance : Lettres de Monsieur d'Alembert au RoiTome XV : 284 pp. Correspondance : Suite des lettres de Monsieur d'Alembert au Roi ; Lettres de Monsieur de Fontenelle au Roi ; Lettres de Monsieur Rollin au Roi ; Lettres du Marquis de Condorcet au RoiOn joint :2) Supplément aux oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse, pour servir de suite à l'édition originale. Tome I. Berlin, Vos et Fils et Decker et Fils, 1789, (2)-318-pp [335] à 462-(2) pp. Le faux-titre porte : Oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, tome XVI.La pagination saute sans manque de 318 à 335 (cf. la table).Ce Supplément contient : Le Palladion, poëme grave ; La guerre des confédérés. Poëme ; Poésies diverses ; Tantale en procès. Comédie ; Portrait de M. de Voltaire 1756 ; L'école du monde, comédie et trois actes, faite par Monsieur Satyricus, pour être jouée incognito.On joint également : 3) Oeuvres de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse. Publiées du vivant de l'auteur. Berlin, Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils et Treuttel, 1789. 4 volumes de (4)-XX-439 pp. ; XI-(1)-400-(3) pp. ; (2)-458-(4) pp. et (2)-409-(5) pp.Ces quatre volumes des Oeuvres publiées du vivant de Frédéric II contiennent : Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la Maison de Brandebourg ; Du militaire, depuis son institution jusqu'à la fin du règne de Frédéric-Guillaume ; Des moeurs, des coutumes, de l'industrie, du progrès de l'esprit humain dans les arts et dans les sciences ; Du gouvernement ancien et moderne du Brandebourg (tome I) ;Anti-Machiavel, ou examen du Prince de Machiavel : Mélanges philosophiques et littéraires : Dissertation sur les raisons d'établir ou d'abroger les lois ; Discours sur les satiriques ; Discours sur les libelles ; Discours sur la guerre ; Essai sur l'amour propre envisagé comme principe de morale ; Examen de l'essai sur les préjugés ; Sur l'éducation ; Dialogue de morale à l'usage de la jeune noblesse ; De l'utilité des sciences et des arts dans un état (tome II) ;Mélanges philosophiques et littéraires. Suite : Lettres sur l'amour de la patrie ou correspondance d'Anapistémon et de Philopatros ; De la littérature allemande [.] ; Eloges : E. de Jordan ; E. de Goltze ; E. du Baron de Knobelsdorf ; E. de La Mettrie ; E. du général de Still ; E. de Voltaire ; Pièces militaires : Instruction militaire [.] pour ses généraux ; Réflexions sur les talens militaires et sur le caractère de Charles XII Roi de Suède ; Des marches d'armées, et de ce qu'il faut observer à cet égard ; Inst [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kriegstheater oder Graenzkarte Oesterreichs, Russlands, und der Türkey

      Artist: Müller Johann Sebastian (d) ; issued in: Vienna; date: (d)1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 72; - description: Map shows the black sea with the peninsula Krim, partly Ukraine, Russia, Balkan and Turkey

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        Etwas zur richtigen Beurtheilung der Theosophie, Cabbala, Magie, und anderer geheimer übernatürlicher Wissenschaften. Nebst einem Kupfer. Erstausg.

      174 S., mit einer gest. Taf., 8, Pappband d. Zt. Ackermann III/42 u. V/920 Rosenthal 3062 Grässe S.63 Caillet 10387. - Der Verfasser erhielt für die vorliegende Schrift "von der Russ. Kaiserin Katharina II. durch den Graf Anhalt 100 Dukaten und die Medaille auf die Statue Peters des Großen." (Lausitzisches Magazin 1788, Band 21, S.337) - Stolls auflklärerische Positionen richtet sich hauptsächlich gegen die Anhänger Swedenborgs, Jacob Böhmes u. die "Theosophen" im allgemeinen: "Ich habe verschiedene dieser Secte ausgeforschet und gefunden, dass sie unter ihrer Weißheit in göttlichen Dingen die Cabbalam, die Magie und Alchymie verbergen, dass sie bey einer scheinbaren Verläugnung iher selbst und aller zeitlich Güter, doch nichts zum Grunde haben als die vortreffliche Kunst, die unedlern Metalle in edlere, nämlich in Gold oder Silber, zu verwandeln. Sie selbst wenn sie Protestanten sind, schreiben den catholischen Geistlichen diese Kunst der Verwandlung zu." (S.15f.) - Darüber hinaus enthält der Band seltenes Material, u.a.: "Wie man in einem Glas Wasser alles und jedes sehen auch erfahren kann" mit den dazu gehörigen Sigillen (auf der einzigen Tafel). Oder Kuriosa wie z.B. den Kaspar Hauser ähnlichem Fall des wilden Peter, der 1725 in England gefunden wurde (S.161f). - Einband fleckig, leicht bestossen u. angeknickt Rücken mit handschrftl. Titel Seiten etwas gebräunt u. tlw. leicht braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        RELACIÓN DEL ÚLTIMO VIAGE AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES DE LA FRAGATA DE S. M. S. Mª DE LA CABEZA EN LOS AÑOS DE 1785 Y 1786. EXTRACTO DE TODOS LOS ANTERIORES DESDE SU DESCUBRIMIENTO IMPRESOS Y MSS. Y NOTICIA DE LOS HABITANTES, SUELO, CLIMA Y PRODUCCIONES DEL ESTRECHO

      VIUDA DE IBARRA, HIJOS Y COMPAÑIA, MADRID - Estado de conservación: Muy bueno Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: La obra presenta una buena restauración, tan solo señalar algunos restos de humedad en algunas páginas. Páginas: 359 Año: 1788 Medidas: 23 x 19 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si, Grabado de Magallanes con restos de humedad al pie de página, importante serie de mapas. Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Encuadernación pasta española copn acabado moteado. Tejuelo en verde con título dorado. Año al pie del lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMENTARIOS DE LA PINTURA QUE ESCRIBIÓ DON FELIPE DE GUEVARA

      DON GERONIMO ORTEGA, HIJOS DE IBARRA Y COMPAÑIA, MADRID - Estado de conservación: Bueno. Excelente reencuadernación. Tiene algunos restos de humedad hasta la página 17, tambien entre la 100 y la 120. Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: Aparentemente no presenta faltas o anotaciones. Sello seco en guardas. Páginas: 254 Año: 1788 Medidas: 17 x 11 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: No Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Holandesa con tela.Hierros dorados en lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EMMELINE, THE ORPHAN OF THE CASTLE. VOLUME I & VOL. II

      Dublin: Published for Messrs. White, Wogan, Byrne, Moore, Jones, and Halpen, 1788. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. A Cinderella story in which the heroine stands outside the traditional economic structures of English society and ends up wealthy and happy, the novel is a fantasy. At the same time, it criticises the traditional marriage arrangements of the 18th century, which allowed women little choice and prioritised the needs of the family. Complete in 2 volumes. Vol. I: 317pp; front endpaper removed, light wear to the edges of the covers; Vol. II: 425pp, moderate wear to the edges and hinges of the covers. Both volumes are in the original full calf leather binding and are in good to good+ condition. A nice example of the rare first edition..

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        Fables of Aesop and Others: Translated into English. With Instructive Applications; and a Print before each Fable

      J.F. and C. Rivington, et al., London, 1788. Good: moderate overall wear to binding; small piece torn from margin of C3 affecting approximately 10 letters, gathering P partially sprung. fourteenth Edition 6 3/4 x 4 inches, [xxxiv], 329, [7, index] pages, contemporary calf with red morocco spine label, Includes engraved frontispiece and 196 woodcut illustrations, each measuring 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches, in pagination. Neat ink owner inscription dated 1796 on front free endpaper.

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        La physique des arbres; où il est traité de l'Anatomie des Plantes et de l'Économie Végétale: pour servir l'Introduction au Traité complet des Bois & des Forests: avec une Dissertation sur l'utilité des Méthodes de Botaniques; & une Explication de termes propres à cette Science, & qui sont en usage pour l'exploitation des Bois & des Foret.

      Paris, chez la Veuve Desaint, 1788, due volumi in-4to legatura coeva in piena pelle con snodi, titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli rossi, pp. (4)-LXVIII-307 + (4)-III-438 con testatine e capolettera xilografici e 50 tavole incise in rame ripiegate fuori testo (28 nel privo volume e 22 nel secondo). Bella copia in ottimo stato di conservazione di questa seconda edizione.

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        La chasse au fusil, ouvrage divisé en deux parties, contenant : La première, sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu ; savoir l'arc et l'arbalète : un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des canons de fusil, tant à Paris, et dans les différente manufactures de France, qu'en Espagne ; avec les marques des canoniers de Paris : l'examen de plusieurs questions touchant la portée des canons, eu égard à leur longueur, à leur calibre, à la charge, etc. et quelques notions sommaires sur les autres parties du fusil de chasse, avec des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer. La seconde, les enseignemens et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibier qui se trouv

      Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, et se vend chez Théophile Barrois, 1788, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné. - in-8 de XVI-582-(10) pp. + 1 pl. h.t. ; Relié à la suite : Supplément au traité de la chasse au fusil, contenant des additions et corrections importantes. Paris, Théophile Barrois le Jeune, de l'imprimerie de P.-F. Didot Jeune, 1791, 111 pp. + 8 pl .h.t. (dont 3 dépl.). La marge ext. du dernier f. est restaurée avec du papier de l'époque, sans atteinte du texte.Exemplaire bien complet du supplément en 103 pages; paru en 1791 et de la rarissime addition paginée 105 à 111, qui manque à la plupart des exemplaires. Deux articles de cette addition sont consacrés à la chasse au chamois et au lagopède.Edition originale.Thiebaud col. 621-622 : "Ce livre est non seulement le premier ouvrage français consacré exclusivement au fusil de chasse et à la chasse à tir, mais c'est aussi le premier traité de chasse qui consacre une étude importante à la sauvagine." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La physique des arbres; où il est traité de l'Anatomie des Plantes et de l'Économie Végétale: pour servir l'Introduction au Traité complet des Bois & des Forests: avec une Dissertation sur l'utilité des Méthodes de Botaniques; & une Explication de termes propres à cette Science, & qui sont en usage pour l'exploitation des Bois & des Foret.

      Paris, chez la Veuve Desaint, 1788, due volumi in-4to legatura coeva in piena pelle con snodi, titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli rossi, pp. (4)-LXVIII-307 + (4)-III-438 con testatine e capolettera xilografici e 50 tavole incise in rame ripiegate fuori testo (28 nel privo volume e 22 nel secondo). Bella copia in ottimo stato di conservazione di questa seconda edizione.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE SLAVE TRADE ON THE COAST OF AFRICA

      London: Printed by J. Phillips, 1788. 55,[1]pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, corners tipped with vellum, gilt spine label. Boards rubbed, light edge wear. Outer leaves somewhat foxed and dust soiled, otherwise internally clean. About very good. "The author was formerly a surgeon in the African trade and had thus made several voyages on slavers. A graphic narrative covering the hardships suffered by the blacks at the hands of local dealers, the horrors of the middle passage and the hardships of and high mortality rate of among British seamen engaged in the business. Contains a sketch of the regions from which the British were drawing their supplies of hands [Guinea, Windward and Gold Coasts]" - Ragatz. "A concise and excellent account of all aspects of the slave trade..." - Bell. BELL F11. KRESS B1411. CUNDALL 2517. SABIN 23721. RAGATZ, p.502. GOLDSMITHS' 13694.

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        Examination of The Rev Mr Harriss Scriptural Researches on the Licitness of the Slave Trade

      Only edition. 8vo., 29, [3] pp. With the final advertisement leaf. An excellent copy bound in modern calf and marbled boards, antique style. London: James Phillips,

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        Derecho público

      Imprenta de Benito Cano, Madrid 1788 - 3 v. (244, 421, 550 p.), 21 x 15 cm Español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-ST. GEORGE CHANNEL-IRISH SEA-ENGLAND-Huddart-Laurie & Whittle-1788

      1788 - Antique print, titled: 'A New and Original Hydrographical Survey of the North and St. George's Channels [ ].' - A detailed sea chart of St. George's Channel, the stretch of sea between England/Wales/Scotland and Ireland. Coastal towns are indicated, current directions and depth soundings. Insets show coast profiles, and an inset map shows the harbour of Lamlash on Arran Island. Source unknown, to be determined. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation. Engraving, outline coloured on hand laid paper. Made by 'Laurie & Whittle' after 'Captain Joseph Huddart'. Very good, given age. Two sheets joined together. Original folds, as issued. Paper separation in some of the folds, backed with acid-free archival tape. A small, closed, tear in the lower right edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 70.3 x 101 cm. The image size is ca. 66.1 x 98 cm. The overall size is ca. 27.7 x 39.8 inch. The image size is ca. 26 x 38.6 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-357

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        TRAITE' ELEMENTAIRE DE LA MATURE DES VAISSEAUX. A’ l’usage des élèves de la marine, composé et publié. d’après les ordres de Monseigneur le Maréchal de Castries, Ministre et Secrétaire d’Etat au Département de la Marine .

      Paris, chez Clousier, 1788. In-8 gr. (mm. 254x193), p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni (abrasioni alle cerniere) con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, tagli rossi, pp. XL,294. E' introdotto da una interessante “idée générale de la maneuvre des vaisseaux, de leurs évolutions et de leurs divers mouvements”. In appendice “Vocabulaire des termes qu'on a employés dans le Traité de la Mature” e Indice delle figure. Il volume è molto ben illustrato da 192 figure in 24 tavole f.t., ripieg. e inc. in rame da Benard. “Dans ce livre, qui jouit en son temps d'une réputation bien méritée, l'auteur envisage tout ce qui concerne la construction et la mature des vaisseaux et propose une nouvelle formule de voilure qui permet de tirer le meilleur parti possible du vent”. "Prima edizione" di questo importante trattato del francese Forfait (1752-1807), “Ingénieur-Constructeur ordinaire de la Marine”, grazie al quale venne eletto all'Accademia Reale delle Scienze. Lieve alone al margine super. di tutto il vol. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Fables of Aesop and Others: Translated into English. With Instructive Applications; and a Print before each Fable

      J.F. and C. Rivington, et al., London 1788 - 6 3/4 x 4 inches, [xxxiv], 329, [7, index] pages, contemporary calf with red morocco spine label, Includes engraved frontispiece and 196 woodcut illustrations, each measuring 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches, in pagination. Neat ink owner inscription dated 1796 on front free endpaper. fourteenth Edition edition. Good: moderate overall wear to binding; small piece torn from margin of C3 affecting approximately 10 letters, gathering P partially sprung. Good: moderate overall wear to binding; small piece torn from margin of C3 affecting approximately 10 letters, gathering P partially sprung

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

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1788. - in-12. 64pp. 3 planches dépliantes en couleurs. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre (reliure espagnole du XIXe siècle). Edition Originale de ce curieux opuscule sur l'économie de l'industrie textile et la mode vestimentaire des femmes en Espagne. Désireuse de freiner la coutume d'acheter des vêtements venus de l'étranger, qui était préjudiciable à l'économie nationale, la rédactrice anonyme de cet opuscule y propose la production par les manufactures espagnoles de trois robes, la "Española", la "Carolina" et la "Borbonesa ou Madrileña", destinées à revigorer la production textile du pays et à manifester les sentiments patriotiques des dames espagnoles. Le volume contient notamment une instruction sous forme de règlement en 25 articles dans lesquels sont détaillés les différents aspects de ce projet, qui annonçait déjà l'éclosion de la confection industrielle au 19e siècle. On y trouve en particulier les caractéristiques techniques et stylistiques des 3 modèles de robes, qui figurent sur 3 jolies planches coloriées à la main. L'ouvrage est dédié à l'homme politique José Moñino y Redondo, comte de Floridablanca (1728-1808), lequel s'était imposé comme l'un des principaux ministres de Charles III à la suite de la révolte contre le Marquis Esquilace de 1766, mouvement social qui débuta après l'interdiction du port de la cape longue et du chambergo (chapeau à bords larges) dans la ville de Madrid, au profit de celui de la cape courte et du tricorne, selon la mode venue de France. Légères traces de plis aux planches. Bon exemplaire agréablement relié. Palau, 74339. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Geografica dell Stato Veneto in Italia

      Artist: Cassini Giovanni Maria ca ; issued in: Rome; date: ca1788 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 33 x 42,50; - description: Map shows Veneto with Istria; - vita of the artist: Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - ca. 1824) Rom, was a noted geographer, engraver, and publisher in Rome. He was one of the last of the fine Italian globe makers active at the end of the 18th century. Cassini made Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in 1790 and 1792. He also published the twelve terrestrial and twelve celestial globe gores that formed these globes in his atlas "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale" along with rules for the construction of globes and globe gores.

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        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

      Printed for T. Cadell, Reading 1788 - Unpaginated. 8vo. ". 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. . it [this work] has one quite imperishable claim to fame. Keats owned a copy, and it was the source of much of his knowledge of Latin and Greek mythology; one can sometimes even see the genesis of his lines in Lempriere's humble but lively prose." [PMM]. General extremity wear to binding, with front board held by cords & chips to leather at head and tail of spine. Ffep detached. Period bookplate of Henry Holdsworth. Age-toning to paper. About Very Good. Period full brown calf with gilt stamped maroon title label to spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte des États-Unis D'Amérique et du cours du Mississipi

      Paris: Louis Brion de la Tour, 1788. unbound. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 15" x 21.5" Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 15" x 21.5".This interesting circa 1788 map by Louis Brion de la Tour depicts the United States showing the earliest configuration of the new states. The map extends from L. des Bois (Lake of the Woods) east as far as Newfoundland with the Great Lakes featured in the center. The map was issued following the Treaty of Paris and is among the earliest maps of the new nation of the United States. It includes several Indian tribes west of the Mississippi and identifies early settlements, forts, and Indian villages in New England. In the western part of North Carolina appears what is perhaps the most unique feature of this map, 'Frankland'. The tentative State of Franklin (part of modern day Tennessee), was created in 1784 as an unrecognized, autonomous state up to 1788. After North Carolina ceded the western part of its land between the Allegheny Mountains and the Mississippi River to the United States Congress in April 1784, the counties of Washington, Sullivan, Spencer (modern-day Hawkins) and Greene declared independence from North Carolina to avoid Congress from selling these lands to pay some of the War debt. In 1785, a petition for the statehood for 'Frankland' was sent to Congress and the name changes to 'Franklin' to lure support from Benjamin Franklin. Even though the petition failed to pass, the state of franklin survived as an independent nation for four years. It eventually rejoined North Carolina in 1788 when it came under attack from various Indian tribes. North Carolina would again cede this area to the federal government in 1790, this time for the formation of the Southwest Territory, which would eventually become the state of Tennessee.This map is in good condition with minor wear along the fold lines and some foxing.Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823) is best known for his 'Atlas General' published in collaboration with Louis Charles Desnos. He held the title of Royal Cartographer to the King of France. This is a nice examples of his work.

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        RECUEIL DE TOUS LES COSTUMES DES ORDRES RELIGIEUX ET MILITAIRES avec un abrege historique et chronologique. ARABS, TURKS ETC

      Paris. chez l'Auteur. 1788 - Folio 17x11 inches, 24 SUPERB HAND COLOURED COSTUMES OF ARABS AND OTHER MIDDLE EASTERN COSTUMES, loose prints with some accompanying text- as follows- 5 plates of Marmeluks with accompanying text, 3 plates of Egyptian costumes, 12 plates of Turkish or Ottoman costumes (including Sakaz) with some text, 3 plates of Arabs and one plate of Ancien Carme. In total 24 plates of Middle Eastern costumes. This is rare as the publication was interrupted by the outbreak of the French Revolution. There is little known about Jacques Bar except he changed his name after the revolution to Rabelli. Ref. Colas 209. VERY DECORATIVE PRINTS- see photos.

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Compiled, arranged and Printed to the wishes of many respectable Law Characters, and the Approbation

      Worcester. Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas. 1788.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 8vo. 20cm, First Edition, [1],389p., index, titles and headers in black letter, in the original full sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt titles, raised real bands, blind ruled borders on the boards, all edges rubbed and worn, foxed, sound, very good copy (ds1) ~ This book is significant as a first edition of a work printed by Isaiah Thomas, and as the first printing of the first collection of Massachusetts statutes, which covers Massachusetts legislation up to the year of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It contains Massachusetts laws regulating everything from the organization of the legislature to the militia to highways. It was intentionally printed in a size and at a price that would enable significant distribution. .

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        OEUVRES DE MOLIÈRE, avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce par M. Bret.

      - Paris, Compagnie des Libraires, 1788. 6 vol. in-8: 13.5 x 20.5 cm, I/[3] ff., viii-520 pp.; II/ [2] ff., 576 pp.; III/ [2] ff., 558 pp.; IV/ [2] ff., 560 pp.; V/ [2] ff., 776 pp.; VI/[2] ff., 704 pp. Réimpression, avec les mêmes gravures, de l'édition illustrée par Moreau le Jeune parue à la Compagnie des Librairres en 1773. Avec, en frontispice, un portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignard, 6 fleurons de titre signés Moreau et 33 figures à pleine page d'apres Moreau et gravées par Simonet, Duclos, Née, Launay, Masquelier, De Ghendt, Leveau, Baquoy, Le Bas et Helman. Luxueuses reliures de l'époque en veau raciné. Dos lisses avec pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et pièces de tomaison en maroquin vert et ornés de filets, bandeaux à la grecque et fleurons en dorés. Plats encadrés de deux filets dorés et marqués d'un fleuron à chaques coins. Filets sur les coupes et roulettes intérieures. Tranches entièrement dorées. Gardes recouvertes de papier marbré rose. Magnifique exemplaire en parfait. Contenu. I. [Discours préliminaire, par Bret. Vie de Molière par Voltaire. Supplément à la Vie de Molière. L'Etourdi. Le Dépit amoureux. Les Précieuses ridicules.] ; II. [Sganarelle, ou le Cocu imaginaire. Dom Garcie de Navarre. L'École des maris. Les Fâcheux (avec le Prologue de P. Pellisson). Stances sur l'École des femmes, par M. Despréaux. L'École des femmes.] ; III. [La Critique de l'École des femmes. L'Impromptu de Versailles. Remerciement au roi en 1663. La Princesse d'Élide. Fêtes de Versailles en 1664. Le Mariage forcé. Don Juan.] ; V. [1er (-3e) placet. Le Tartuffe. Amphitryon. George Dandin.] ; VI. [L'Avare. Fêtes de Versailles en 1668 (par A. Félibien). M. de Pourceaugnac. Les Amans magnifiques.] ; VII. [Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. Les Fourberies de Scapin. Psyché.] ; VIII. [Les Femmes savantes. La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas. Le Malade imaginaire. La Gloire du Val-de-Grâce.] Biblio.: Brunet, III, 1799 / Cohen, 716-719 / Graesse, IV, 563 / Lacroix, 360 / Quérard, VI, 180

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        Recherches historiques et politiques sur les États - Unis de l' Amérique Septentrionale, où l' on traite des établissemens des treize Colonies, de leur rapports & de leurs dissensions avec la Grande - Bretagne, de leurs gouvernemens avant & après la révolution, &c. Par un Citoyen de Virginie. Avec quatre Lettres d' un Bourgeois de New Haven sur l' unité de la législation

      Chez Froullé. 4 volumi in-8° (210x130mm), pp. (4), XVI, 383, (1) di errata; (4), 259; (4), 292; (4), 366; legatura ottocentesca m. pelle nera con titolo, fregi, filetti, tomaisons e nome del proprietario ottocentesco in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati, punte in pergamena, segnacoli. Freschissimo esemplare in magnifiche condizioni conservative. Prima edizione della prima storia della Rivoluzione Americana (la History of the American Revolution di David Ramsay apparve solo un anno dopo), nonché la maggiore opera del Mazzei (Poggio a Caiano, 1730-Pisa, 1816), figura di straordinaria importanza nella nascita della nazione americana, mediatore all'acquisto d'armi per la Virginia ("un Citoyen de Virginie" è definito eloquentemente nel titolo dell'opera, che non reca il suo nome) durante la Guerra d'Indipendenza americana e fra i padri della stessa Costituzione statunitense, nonché amico e collaboratore dei primi cinque presidenti americani, primo fra tutti Thomas Jefferson, di cui fu collaboratore, ispiratore per molti anni e vicino, in quanto risiedette a lungo presso Monticello, in Virginia (sia l'Howes che il Dictionary of American Bibliography sostengono che il Mazzei scrisse l'opera avvalendosi della stretta collaborazione dello stesso Jefferson). "One of the largest and probably the most reliable works of the period on the United States. Much of the author's knowledge of American affairs had been gained from his former neighbor (Thomas Jefferson) in the first place, and the historical value of his work was considerably if not primarily due to his reliance on this invaluable source." (Dumas Malone, Jefferson and the Rights of Man, II, p. 109). "Nel gennaio del 1788, dopo una lunga fase di redazione e alcuni rinvii da parte dell'editore J.-Fr. Froullé dovuti alle obiezioni dei censori (il testo era in gran parte pronto alla fine del 1786), il Mazzei pubblicò le Recherches historiques et politiques sur les États-Unis de l'Amérique septentrionale. L'opera, in quattro volumi, comprendeva anche un saggio di Condorcet: De l'influence de la révolution d'Amérique sur l'Europe, e, nel terzo volume (pp. 217-282), una memoria ufficiale di M.-E. Turgot, pubblicata per la prima volta dal Mazzei: Réflexions rédigées à l'occasion du Mémoire sur la manière dont la France & l'Espagne doivent envisager les suites de la querelle entre la Grande-Bretagne et ses colonies. Le Recherches intendevano reagire alle imprecisioni, talvolta ritenute tendenziose, contenute nelle numerose opere sugli Stati Uniti pubblicate in Francia durante la guerra d'indipendenza e dopo la conclusione della pace nel 1783. In particolare il Mazzei confutò le Observations sur les lois et le gouvernement des États-Unis d'Amérique (Amsterdam 1784) di G. Bonnot de Mably e le parti relative all'America settentrionale contenute nella Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements des Européens dans les deux Indes, coordinata da G.-T. Raynal e pubblicata in tre versioni tra il 1770 e il 1780 (proprio quest'ultima, Genève 1780, fu l'edizione utilizzata dal Mazzei). Nella raccolta del materiale necessario e nell'elaborazione della tesi complessiva aiuto e approvazione vennero da Jefferson, impegnato contemporaneamente nella stesura delle Notes on the State of Virginia, destinate inizialmente alla circolazione manoscritta. Analogie di argomentazione accomunano quindi le Recherches del Mazzei agli scritti, privati e pubblici, di Jefferson degli anni Ottanta. Contro Mably il M. ribadiva che i coloni americani non erano mai stati soggetti alla sovranità della madrepatria, cui erano legati piuttosto da legami di alleanza e continuità istituzionale. L'indipendenza era quindi l'esito di un processo di maturazione e di riconoscimento dei difetti insiti nel sistema politico inglese.. Esisteva, secondo il M., una concordia di interessi tra i vari gruppi sociali perché mancavano le distinzioni basate sulla nascita: i poveri non costituivano una classe condannata alla miseria, ma potevano accedere alla prosperità con il loro lavoro ed esercitare una funzione di controllo politico. La libertà di stampa e di religione garantiva un futuro di libertà, perché ogni disegno d'oppressione sarebbe necessariamente fallitoo.. Il quadro di maturità politica degli Americani descritto nella confutazione delle Observations di Mably si completava con la polemica verso l'opera di Raynal. Gli errori materiali nella descrizione della natura americana vi erano corretti minuziosamente, in particolare quelli relativi alla presunta degenerazione di piante, uomini e animali che Raynal riprendeva da C. de Pauw (Recherches sur les Américains..., Berlin 1768). Soprattutto il M. si sforzava di negare che l'indipendenza americana rappresentasse il primo episodio di una generale sollevazione dei popoli della Terra contro l'oppressione. A suo dire l'alleanza tra gli Americani e la monarchia francese non incideva sulla politica interna dei due Stati: gli Stati Uniti erano parte legittima del sistema diplomatico internazionale. Nel primo e nel quarto volume delle Recherches il M. fornì una dettagliata descrizione delle istituzioni americane, mostrando predilezione per mandati di breve durata ai deputati e per il monocameralismo, sostenendo la necessità del suffragio universale maschile per assicurare la tutela dei diritti naturali e polemizzando con ogni forma di anglofilia. I conflitti tra i tre poteri e il rispetto della Costituzione dovevano essere composti da una magistratura apposita, ispirata ai censori della Pennsylvania. In capitoli di impostazione tematica il M. trattò infine le questioni aperte della società e della politica americane. Temi come gli orientamenti filomonarchici di una parte della classe dirigente, l'inflazione provocata dall'emissione di carta moneta, le pressioni centrifughe nei territori di più recente insediamento, l'opportunità di aprire nuovi rapporti commerciali con la Francia erano affrontati dal M. con l'intento palese di rafforzare il prestigio internazionale della repubblica. Egli non nascondeva tuttavia l'esistenza di problemi reali, come la schiavitù, nei cui confronti assunse una posizione di prudente critica raccomandando di rimandare la liberazione degli schiavi e di impedirne l'introduzione dall'estero. Un cauto umanitarismo informava anche il suo atteggiamento verso i pellerossa indigeni, mentre l'ostilità verso la nuova costituzione federale, resa pubblica poco prima della pubblicazione delle Recherches e discussa in un capitolo aggiunto all'ultimo momento, era motivata dal rimando ai principî di un repubblicanesimo attento a conformarsi agli orientamenti degli elettori. L'opera ebbe un certo successo di critica in Francia e all'estero" (Edoardo Tortarolo in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, LXXII, 2008). L'opera contiene fra l'altro anche preziose notazioni sulla storia delle colonie inglesi in terra americana, sull'ordinamento legale, sui Quaccheri, sul clima, sulle condizioni lavorative, sull'economia (sicché l'opera è registrata anche nei repertori economici in quanto buona parte del quarto volume tratta della situazione economica degli Stati Uniti), sulla schiavitù e sugli indiani d'America ("these people are called savages, because their customs differ from ours, which we think the perfection of good breeding; they have the same opinion of theirs"). Monaghan, 1052. Howes, M456. Sabin, 47206. JCB, 3208. Leclerc, 957. Muller, 1612. Fay, 24: "Compilation très exacte, qui réfute les théories de Mably et de Raynal et constitue un répertoire précieux de renseignements de tous ordres sur les États-Unis". Echeverria & Wilkie, 788/65. Echeverria, p. 124. Einaudi. 3807. Reese, Revolutionary, 87. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 3005. Gerbi, Dispute of the New World, pp. 268-275. Hough, The Italians and the Creation of America, 95. Quérard, Supplément, I, 566-567. INED, n. 3119. Manca a Kress e a Goldsmiths. Francese

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        Oeuvres Posthumes de Fréderic II, Roi de Prusse. 15 Bde. Berlin, chez Voss et Fils et Decker et Fils 1788. 4to. Mit 1 gestochenen Porträt Friedrich d. Grossen von Frisch nach Berger.

      Berlin, Voss und Decker, 1788 - app 4000 pages p. Min. Name on titelpage Bound in uniform beautifull contemporary half calf with rich golddevoration and goldprint on spines, very fine copy

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        Sermons & c. I. On the Divisions among Christians. II. On the Necessity of Regeneration to future Happiness. III. The Scripture Doctrine of Election. IV. Extract of a Letter from Mr. Whitefield to Mr. Wesley. V. An Address to the Deists

      Wilmington, Del: Printed by James Adams, for the author, 1788. Hardcover. g- to vg. Duodecimo. xii, 13-295 (1)pp. Original calf with gilt lettering on red label of spine; raised bands. Contains list of subscriber, pages 287-295, and epilogue of the author at rear wherein he, amongst other things, warns copyright violators to expect his due diligence in tracking them down and persecute. Pattillo was a Scottish born pioneer Presbyterian minister, educator, and Patriot in North Carolina. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1758 by the Presbytery of Hanover. In 1784 the Granville parishioners presented him with a 300-acre farm on Spicemarrow Creek where Pattillo lived with his family until his death. In 1787 he was awarded an honorary masters degree in recognition of his accomplishments by the Hampden-Sydney College and in 1788 published a books of his sermons including the homilies. Inscribed Cora Lombard on inside front cover and "Presented to Adelaide G. Frost by Paul Watkins, Oct. 10, 1916" on front free endpaper. Binding with wear along edges, very small chips and closed tear at head of front joint, some staining and scuffing on covers. Some foxing and browning of endpapers. Page numbers for the five sermons added in handwriting on title page. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition.

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        Carte des États-Unis D'Amérique et du cours du Mississipi

      Paris: Louis Brion de la Tour, 1788. unbound. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 15" x 21.5" Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 15" x 21.5". This interesting circa 1788 map by Louis Brion de la Tour depicts the United States showing the earliest configuration of the new states. The map extends from L. des Bois (Lake of the Woods) east as far as Newfoundland with the Great Lakes featured in the center. The map was issued following the Treaty of Paris and is among the earliest maps of the new nation of the United States. It includes several Indian tribes west of the Mississippi and identifies early settlements, forts, and Indian villages in New England. In the western part of North Carolina appears what is perhaps the most unique feature of this map, 'Frankland'. The tentative State of Franklin (part of modern day Tennessee), was created in 1784 as an unrecognized, autonomous state up to 1788. After North Carolina ceded the western part of its land between the Allegheny Mountains and the Mississippi River to the United States Congress in April 1784, the counties of Washington, Sullivan, Spencer (modern-day Hawkins) and Greene declared independence from North Carolina to avoid Congress from selling these lands to pay some of the War debt. In 1785, a petition for the statehood for 'Frankland' was sent to Congress and the name changes to 'Franklin' to lure support from Benjamin Franklin. Even though the petition failed to pass, the state of franklin survived as an independent nation for four years. It eventually rejoined North Carolina in 1788 when it came under attack from various Indian tribes. North Carolina would again cede this area to the federal government in 1790, this time for the formation of the Southwest Territory, which would eventually become the state of Tennessee. This map is in good condition with minor wear along the fold lines and some foxing. Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823) is best known for his 'Atlas General' published in collaboration with Louis Charles Desnos. He held the title of Royal Cartographer to the King of France. This is a nice examples of his work.

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