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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. Hardcover. 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) .

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        Catechismo Nautico o vero de' particolari doveri della gente marittima. Tratti principalmente dalla S. Bibbia, e dalle massime fondamentali della Religione Opera del sacerdote Marcello Eusebio Scotti. Parte prima [tutto il pubblicato]. Doveri in generale di tutti gli abitatori delle Città marittime.

      Stamperia Simoniana, 1788. In 8° (mm 182x110), pp. XLIV, 281, (3). Segnatura: a-b8 c6 A-R8 S6 (le c. b4v, S5v e S6 bianche). Legatura in piena pergamena coeva, con doppio tassello al dorso recante titolo, autore e numero del tomo in oro. Lievi mancanze e spellature al dorso e ai piatti, angoli un po' danneggiati, aloni e fioriture nel testo dovute alla qualità della carta, ma nel complesso ottima copia genuina. PRIMA EDIZIONE DI GRANDE RARITà. L'autore nato a Napoli nel 1744, da una famiglia originaria dell'isola di Procida, ricevette la prima educazione presso il Collegio dei Cinesi. L'abilità mostrata nello studio convinse ben presto i suoi insegnanti, nonostante la giovane età, a giudicarlo degno di diventare loro collega. Scelse lo stato religioso per potersi più facilmente dedicare ai propri studi e con il passare degli anni crebbe la sua straordinaria abilità sia come studioso che come oratore. Nel 1779 fu chiamato all'Accademia delle scienze e delle lettere di Napoli e successivamente a predicare ad Ischia e ad Aversa. Con la fama, tuttavia, giunsero anche i primi problemi, legati all'accusa mossagli di &ldquo,spargere nel popolo massime pericolose per la fede&rdquo,. Non potendo più predicare dal pulpito, Scotti ideò un'opera destinata all'istruzione dei marinai: il Catechismo nautico. L'opera era suddivisa in tre parti: nella prima erano presentati i doveri generali, nella seconda i doveri dei marinai e dei capitani di nave, mentre nella terza erano esposti i doveri di coloro che fanno parte dell'armata navale. Nella prima parte, l'unica ad essere stata stampata, l'autore presenta i &ldquo,benefizi innumerevoli di cui la provvidenza ha colmato gli abitanti delle spiagge marittime: insiste sull'obbligo che hanno d'istruirsi nella navigazione e nel commercio, di esercitare i doveri dell'ospitalità, di soccorrere i naufraghi, di prender cura dell'educazione delle loro mogli e delle loro figlie, sì esposte ai pericoli della seduzione nelle lunghe assenze dei loro mariti e dei loro padri&hellip,&rdquo, (Biografia universale antica e moderna, Venezia, Giovanni Battista Missaglia, 1829, p. 158). &ldquo,Destinata originariamente all'istruzione dei marittimi dell'isola di Procida, l'opera ebbe vasta diffusione, anche presso i pescatori di Santa Lucia e i corallieri di Torre del Greco&rdquo, (R. Di Castiglione, La Massoneria nelle due Sicilie e i &ldquo,fratelli&rdquo, meridionali del &lsquo,700, Roma, 2006, p. 130). L'opera, che si rifaceva alle massime fondamentali della religione, nonostante fosse stata completata dall'autore, non fu mai pubblicata per intero per mancanza di fondi. Scotti fu membro della massoneria napoletana, probabilmente dal 1785. Nel 1789 venne pubblicata senza autore la Monarchia universale dei papi, opera la cui paternità venne tuttavia ben presto scoperta e della quale la corte di Roma ordinò la soppressione. Per sottrarsi alla &ldquo,&hellip,tempesta, l'autore dovette vivere ritirato&hellip,&rdquo,, dedicandosi ad una serie di volumi sulla liturgia e sulle tradizioni della Chiesa delle origini. Si dedicò inoltre al commento dei Quadri di Filostrato. Nel 1799 la rivoluzione di Napoli tolse Scotti dai suoi studi. Eletto membro della giunta legislativa, dopo aver accettato con riluttanza la carica, fu esempio di prudenza e moderazione. Ciò tuttavia non gli evitò la sorte che colpì tutti i partigiani della rivoluzione alla restaurazione della monarchia, avvenuta il 13 giugno 1799. Fu imprigionato e messo a morte nel gennaio del 1800. A causa del saccheggio della sua casa di Procida, gran parte dei suoi manoscritti è andata distrutta. Il Catechismo nautico è stato di recente riscoperto e ripubblicato (Procida, 2001) (cfr. R. Salvemini, Introduzione, in: M.E. Scotti, &ldquo,Catechismo nautico&rdquo,, Procida, 2001). Catalogo unico, ITICCUCAME000980 (2 sole copie censite a Napoli e Procida).

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        DISCURSO sobre el luxo de las Señoras y proyecto de un Trage Nacional. De orden superior

      Real, Madrid 1788 - 62 pp. incl. portada, 2 h. blancas. Con 3 grabados en color. Obra rara de encontrar completa, con los tres pequeños y lindos grabados coloreados que la ilustran, se trata de un Discurso sobre el lujo en la moda femenina, sobre la necesidad de crear un proyecto para establecer un traje destinado a las mujeres.En buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue des coquilles de l'ile de Corse.Avignon, Fr. Seguin aînée, 1848. 8vo. Original printed yellow wrappers. Untrimmed.

      - WorldCat (7 copies); not in BMC NH; Junk, Thesaurus (Cat. 278). A very rare, interleaved catalogue listing the shells found on Corsica written by the eminent French naturalist, botanist, paleontologist and macalogist Esprit Requien (1788-1852). Requien dedicated most of his life to the first botanical inventory of Corsica and founded the library of the Musée d'Histoire in Avignon. In 1839 he donated his scientific collection and a large part of his collection of books to the Fondation Calvet, who still run the Museum Requien.Bottom of spine damaged; wrappers slightly soiled. Very rare conchological work on Corsica in good condition.

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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)

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        OMELIE E LETTERE PASTORALI DI MONSIGNORE FR ADEODATO TURCHI VESCOVO DI PARMA E CONTE EC

      Parma, ex Regio Typographeo / Stamperia Reale, 1788-1802. In-4 p. (mm. 285x190), 3 voll., p. pelle coeva (restauri per manc.), sottili cornici e motivi floreali in oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, tagli dorati. Introdotta da 3 titoli generali, questa importante raccolta contiene 49 opuscoli (ognuno col suo titolo e adorno di uno stemma) così suddivisi: 26 omelie - 2 lettere - 14 indulti - 2 editti - 1 giubileo - 1 pastorale - 2 notificazioni - 1 circolare. Il primo opuscolo è un?"Epistola" nella quale si legge: ?Datum Romae.. xxI Septembris, Anno MDCCLXXXVIII?; l?ultimo è l?"Indulto.. per la Quaresima" dell?Anno MDCCCII. Vol. I°: cc. 230 (complessive) - Vol. II°: cc. 269 - Vol. III°: cc. 136. Inoltre, in questa edizione, sono stati aggiunti 4 opuscoli: ?Orazioni funebri e discorso sul segreto politico. Opere di Monsignor Turchi, Vescovo di Parma??, Parma, co? caratteri de? F.lli Amoretti, 1796, cc. 91 (complessive). Le orazioni funebri sono: In morte dell?Imperatrice Maria Teresa, composta l?anno 1781 - In morte di Elisabetta Farnese, regina delle Spagne, recitata l?anno 1766 - In morte dell?Infante Don Filippo Duca di Parma ec., recitata l?anno 1766. L?esemplare citato dal Brooks,882bis contiene solo 49 opuscoli e porta, su tutti i titoli ?Parmae, ex Regio Typographeo?. Nel ns. è solo sul primo, i restanti 48 sono della ?Stamperia Reale?. ?L?A., Fra Adeodato Turchi, dell?Ordine dei Cappuccini (1724-1803) fu predicatore famoso alla corte di Parma (1768), precettore dei Reali Infanti e confessore della famiglia reale; dal 1788 vescovo di Parma?. Così Diz. Treccani,XII, p. 455. Fresco esemplare, ben conservato. Su richiesta possiamo fornire l?elenco dettagliato degli opuscoli.

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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

      London: Printed for T. Cadell... and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1788. 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. First published a year earlier, this edition with a new preface refuting criticisms of the work printed on different paper stock and with the map of region included for the first time so the work "may be rendered more intelligible"

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        Victorii Pici phil. et medic. doctoris taurinensis ampliss. medicorum collegii candidati Melethemata inauguralia

      Augustae Taurinorum [Turin], Ioannes Michael Briolus, 1788. 1788, 1788, in-8, 1 volume de 4 ff. non chiffrés, 283-[1]-32 pages, 2 planches gravées dépliantes de champignons peintes à la main, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse, compartimenté et fleuronné, pièce de titre verte, triple filet d'encradement doré sur les plats, coupes guillochées, tranches rouges, ÉDITION ORIGINALE. C'est dans cet ouvrage (p. 79) que Vittorio Pico, médecin turinois, définit pour la première fois la truffe blanche de haute qualité, Tuber Magnatum, ou "truffe des puissants", à laquelle sera attribuée, en hommage au mycologue, le nom botanique de Tuber Magnatum Pico ; l'espèce se trouve classée par l'auteur dans le règne animal. L'ouvrage est divisé en 5 parties, il se termine par une lettre de Giuseppe Antonio Dardana adressé à Pico sur certains champignons vénéneux. Les planches gravées par Stagnon sont de très belle qualité. Rare, bel exemplaire. Cachets anciens et étiquette de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Volbracht, MikoLibri, n° 1606 et n° 461

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        The Institution of the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: with the Rules for regulating said Society, and the Methods of Treatment to be used with Persons apparently Dead..

      27 pp. 8vo, modern wrappers (title soiled). Boston: 1788. First edition of what we believe to be the first American work on resuscitation methods. "This fledgling Society [founded in 1786], closely patterned after the Royal Humane Society, was now ready to disseminate the 'rules for the regulation of a Society instituted in the town of Boston for the recovery of persons who meet with such accidents as produce in them the appearance of death.' Their methods included chiefly warming, stimulation by rubbing the skin and by blowing tobacco smoke into the fundament. There is, however, in a short case report, mention of the value of breathing 'forcibly into the mouth, and continue this act until he should recover, or become cold…'."-Huston, Resuscitation: An Historical Perspective, 74. Very good copy, preserved in a box.

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        The Life of Captain James Cook.

      Basil: Printed by J. J. Tourneisen 1788 - FIRST CONTINENTAL EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo, 203 x 128 mms., pp. xii, 302 [303 adverts, 304 blank]; [iv], 326, contemporary half calf, slightly orange/lemon coloured boards, spines gilt to a botanical motif, morocco labels; fore-edges of binding very slight affected by damp, spines and corners a bit worn, tops and bases of spines very slightly chipped, most of numberng label on spine of volume 2 missing. "There are numerous statues and monuments to Cook in many parts of the world, but the monument erected by Palliser in the grounds of The Vache, his country house in Chalfont St Giles, is perhaps the most significant. It consists of a square plinth, within a square tower, open on all sides, with a lengthy eulogy to Cook inscribed on the four sides of the plinth, beginning with the words 'To the Memory of Captain James Cook The ablest and most renowned Navigator this or any country hath produced'. In 1874 an obelisk to Cook's memory was erected near the spot where he fell, but the best memorial to him is the present-day map of the Pacific, which he did so much to shape" (ODNB). The Analytical Review for September, 1788, reviewing the London edition, concluded with this endorsement: "The language would, probably, in some places admit of a higher polish, but in general it is perspicuous, easy, and natural, and, in our opinion, more agreeable to the standard of classical simplicity, than the verbose, tumid, and highly figurative style so fashionable at present." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery in All Its Branches... To Which is Added, the Complete Brewer...also the Family Physician

      London: G. Kearsley , 1788. Recent rebind in full calf. xxv, 564pp. Titlepage neatly repaired. Page 479 in facsimile. Previous owners' details to front end-papers, front blank and to verso of titlepage. A few marks to and age-discolouration to paper. A pleasing copy. (bs47). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Discurso sobre el luxo de las señoras, y proyecto de un trage nacional. Junto con Respuesta a las objeciones que se han hecho contra el proyecto de un trage nacional para las damas.

      Imprenta Real., Madrid 1788 - 62 pp., 3 láminas coloreadas + 5 h., 196 pp. Piel con tejuelo y dorados en lomo. Palau 74339. Muy difícil de encontrar en un mismo volumen las dos obras más significativas del intento de proyecto de un traje netamente español, en la lucha contra las modas importadas del extranjero, que provocaban además serios problemas a la industria textil nacional. Se proponen tres modelos femeninos: la "española", la "Carolina" y la "Borbonesa o Madrileña" que se corresponden con las tres láminas que embellecen la impresión. Piel con tejuelo y dorados en lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Institution of the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: with the Rules for regulating said Society, and the Methods of Treatment to be used with Persons apparently Dead.

      - 27 pp. 8vo, modern wrappers (title soiled). Boston: 1788. First edition of what we believe to be the first American work on resuscitation methods. "This fledgling Society [founded in 1786], closely patterned after the Royal Humane Society, was now ready to disseminate the 'rules for the regulation of a Society instituted in the town of Boston for the recovery of persons who meet with such accidents as produce in them the appearance of death.' Their methods included chiefly warming, stimulation by rubbing the skin and by blowing tobacco smoke into the fundament. There is, however, in a short case report, mention of the value of breathing 'forcibly into the mouth, and continue this act until he should recover, or become cold?'."-Huston, Resuscitation: An Historical Perspective, 74. Very good copy, preserved in a box. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        View of the inside of the Royal Exchange, London].

      Published by published & sold by Mr. Chapman, 1788]., [London, - "Finished and Embellished in so exquisite a manner" Copper engraving, proof before letters. A view of the courtyard in the Royal Exchange with merchants and brokers, by Francesco Bartolozzi RA (1727-1815). The lettered version of the print is dedicated to William Pitt.There have been three Royal Exchanges. The first, based on the Antwerp Bourse, was built at the expense of Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565 (the grasshopper on the top of the present Exchange recalls Gresham's family crest). The site was provided by the Corporation of the City of London and the Mercer's Company. Roughly triangular, it is formed by the converging streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle Street. The present image is of the second exchange, built on the same site after the Great Fire of London, designed by Edward Jarman and opened in 1669. Daniel Defoe noted in the 1720s that the Royal Exchange was "finished and embellished in so exquisite a manner", that although it "cost the citizens an immense sum of money", it was money well spent. This too was destroyed by fire on 10th January 1838. The present exchange, still at the heart of the City of London, built to a design by Sir William Tite, was opened in 1845. Heywood's lines about the first Exchange are equally apt for the second: "Not in my life; yet I have been in Venice, In the Rialto there, called Saint Mark's; 'Tis but a bauble, if compared to this. The nearest, that which most resembles this, Is the great Burse in Antwerp, yet no comparable Either in height or wildeness, the fair cellarage, Or goodly shops above. Oh my Lord Mayor, This Gresham hath much graced your city, London; His fame will long outlive him". Image: 377 by 526mm (14.75 by 20.75 inches). Sheet: 400 by 545mm (15.75 by 21.5 inches). BM 1868,0328.300 (original drawing). Thomas Heywood, If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody, part 2 (London: Nathaniel Butter, 1605).

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        Almanach ten dienste der zeelieden voor het jaar 1788. Including: (2) Over het bepalen der lengte op zee door de afstanden van de maan tot de zon, of vaste sterren, ... (3) Van tafelen, ten dienste der zeelieden, en voor al ter bevordering van het bepaalen der lengte op zee, door de afstanden van de maan tot de zon, of de vaste sterren; ...Amsterdam, Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1787-1788. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With three title-pages with woodcut printer's device, mathematical figures in the text, letterpress tables, and 4 large printed folding tables. Contemporary half vellum.

      Bierens de Haan, 4789 (1), 4791 (2), 4793 (3); C.A. Davids, Zeewezen en wetenschap, pp. 188-190; Poggendorf II, col. 1058. First edition of an almanac for the use of seamen in three parts, published by order of the board of the Amsterdam Admiralty by the Committee for the establishment of longitude at sea and the improvement of nautical charts, in which committee Van Swinden played a leading role. The almanac is based on the English Nautical almanac and includes everything that can be of use for seamen, including a separate part on the calculation of longitude at sea and a part with letterpress tables necessary for the calculations.In very good condition, only slightly browned around the margins. Binding worn along the extremities, sides chafed but otherwise good.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. ( Don Pelipe ) Bauza nach Tofino de San Miguel aus dem Atlas "Maritimo des Espana", "Carta Esferica de la Islas de los Azores ò Terceras .".

      - dat. 1788, 52,5 x 84 Tooley, Dictionry of Mapmaker, Bd. 1 ( für Bauza ) und Bd. 4 ( für Tofino). - Schöne, sauber erhaltene Karte der Azoren aus dem berühmten spanischen Seeatlas "Atlas Maritimo de Espaba", erschienen 1797 - 1789. .

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        A new abstract of the Excise Statutes:

      8vo, viii(9)-23635pp, contemporary sheep, recently rebound in old-style half calf gilt. A very good copy.Publisher: Sherborne: printed for and sold by the author; and published, in London, by S Smith.Year: 1788Edition: First and only edition: rare. Only the BL copy in ESTC. COPAC adds BodleianInst. of Advanced Legal Studies. OCLC adds no more. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths, Masui or Einaudi.

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        Les Nuits de Paris, ou Le Spectateur Nocturne

      London (i.e. Paris): 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. 1788-1790. 15 parts bound in beige paper covered boards with black morocco spine labels. Spines slightly browned, light shelfwear. Scattered minor foxing and inexpertly opened pages, plate in volume 1 loose, small old stamps to titles, bookplate in volume 1. 17 plates in all. Though he authored over 200 books, Restif de la Bretonne was most famous for Les Nuits de Paris, his tales of the other side of Paris on the eve of revolution, and his autobiography. Though variously accused of pornography (which, ironically, he had redefined in his 1769 work on prostitution Le Pornographe), and of writing too hastily (he often wrote and composed type for his works simultaneously), his first hand accounts of Paris and her citizens are irreplaceable and hugely influential. Gerard de Nerval hailed him as his ''spiritual tutor." and though the sobriquet "Le Rousseau des ruisseaux" (The Rousseau of the gutters" perhaps wasn't meant as a compliment, it is descriptive. The 15th and 16th parts were written 3 and 5 years after the 14th (which Restif had planned on being the last) and are rare than the rest - the 16th (here lacking) especially so as it was mostly destroyed. Size: duodecimo (12mo). 15 volumes of the 16-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 046304.

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        Analyse chimique de l'eau sulfureuse d'Enghien, pour servir à l'histoire des eaux sulfureuses en général

      (5), de VIII à XX, 386pp. Paris, Cuchet, 1788, in-8, (5), de VIII à XX, 386pp, demi-basane postérieure à petits coins, dos lisse portant une pièce de titre (dos frotté), Première édition de ce traité qui applique la nouvelle chimie française à l'hydrologie. Notamment, les auteurs donnent, après l'introduction, un tableau de synonymes des anciens et nouveaux termes de chimie, la nouvelle nomenclature chimique de l'Académie des Sciences venant de paraitre entre la rédaction et la publication du présent livre sur les eaux d'Enghien. La nature sulfureuse des eaux d'Enghien fut reconnue en 1766 par l'Abbé Cotte, puis cette nouvelle source fut étudiée par des pharmaciens et médecins, mais non des chimistes. Le présent volume forme donc un ensemble neuf de d'observations et d'analyses, Fourcroy étant, avec Lavoisier, un des principal contributeur au renouveau de la chimie française des années 1780. Comme les auteurs l'indiquent en introduction, "Nous avions à fixer d'une manière plus précise l'action des différents réactifs sur une eau chargée de gaz hépatique. Aucun chimiste ne nous avait précédés dans cette sorte de recherche [...]". Les auteurs expérimentations furent l'usage des réactifs (colorants, acides, sels, substances métalliques, chaux métalliques, savon, spiritueux, etc.), la distillation, l'évaporation et analyse des résidus. En fin de volume, on trouve l'analyse des eaux de Saint-Germain-en-Laye et l'eau de Vaugirard. Intérieur légèrement piqûé.

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        The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1787.

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson,, London: 1788 - 8vo, contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, gilt spine, xxviii, 184, 159, [1], 299 pages. The New Annual Register for 1787 here includes in the pages of its "Public Papers" section the "Plan of a new Constitution of the United States of America, agreed upon at a Convention held at New York," which stands as an early publication of the U. S. Constitution in Britain. Founded by Andrew Kippis (Godwin’s tutor at Hoxton) as a Whig answer to Burke’s Annual Register, this annual compendium of history, politics, public documents, literature, poetry, and criticism for the year had since the 1783 number had its extensive section on "British and Foreign History" written anonymously by Godwin. Godwin gave up the position in 1791, having grown weary of the demands of the job and its limited scope—though as Peter Marshall notes in his life of Godwin, the work "demanded a detailed knowledge of leading events and personalities in Britain, Europe, India and America, as well as first-hand acquaintance with the parliamentary debates. In the next seven years Godwin was therefore to acquire a thorough understanding of contemporary history and politics" (68). See also Jack W. Marken, "William Godwin’s Writings for the New Annual Register." Modern Language Notes. Vol. 68, No. 7 (Nov., 1953), pp. 477-479. This year’s number also includes accounts of astronomical discoveries by Herschel, and the Memorial of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society to the Constitutional Convention, as well as a note from Dublin dated June 19 on the successful tanning of goat-skins and calf-skins for book-binding "in the warm ooze wherein artichoaks, were boiled." Joints a bit cracked but quite sound, head of the spine chipped; a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyages de M. le Marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amérique septentrionale, dans les années 1780, 1781 & 1782

      Chez Prault 1788 - - Chez Prault, A Paris 1788 - 1791, In-8 (13x20cm), 408pp. et (4) 351pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Mention de seconde édition, en réalité quatrième édition, mais seconde parisienne chez Prault. La première, selon La biographie universelle de Michaud, n'aurait été tirée qu'à 24 exemplaire à Newport et destinée aux amis de l'auteur, et la seconde serait tout aussi rare, publiée à Cassel en 1785 ; cependant cette dernière serait fautive et pirate, éditée sans le consentement de l'auteur et incomplète (seulement un volume in-12). La publication du second volume de cette édition en 1791 tend à penser qu'elle est la plus complète. 2 cartes et 3 planches dépliantes in fine. Reliures en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Un manque en tête du tome 2. Mors supérieur du tome I très étroitement fendu en tête et queue. Frottements. 4 coins émoussés. Feuillet manuscrit sur Chastellux contrecollé sur le premier feuillet de garde du premier volume. Bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage constitue un récit de la guerre d'indépendance américaine et un récit de voyage à Philadelphie, en Albany et sur la côte est des Etats-Unis, avec la description de nombreuses villes : Salem, Portsmouth. On considère que c'est le premier récit d'importance sur la vie aux Etats-Unis. Major général dans le corps expéditionnaire commandé par Rochambeau, il assura la liaison, en tant que Maréchal de camp, entre l'état major français et Washington. L'auteur raconte dans son journal ses entrevues et ses amitiés avec La Fayette, Washington, Jefferson. Oeuvre remarquable et d'importance, non seulement parce qu'elle fournit une relation de la guerre d'indépendance contre les anglais, mais également pour ses nombreux récits sur la vie au sein de la jeune Amérique, et sur les relations précieuses que Chastellux entretint avec les grands hommes fondateurs des Etats-Unis. En annexe Lettre à M. Madisson sur le progrès que les arts et les sciences doivent faire en Amérique. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] second edition plain sheepskin bindings rooted contemporary. back smooth decorated. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. 408pp. et (4) 351pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Sicile.

      1788. 8284 DENON Dominique Vivant. Voyage en Sicile. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'ainé, 1788. In 8vo; 2cc. n.nn., pp.248, 1n.n. con approvazionee due carte bianche. Ex copia del British Museum, al verso del frontespizio due timbri in rosso e nero con la dicitura "Museum Britannicum" e "Duplicate for sale". Tavola più volte spieghevole "Plan de Syracuse". Bazzana coeva, dorso a cordoni, ricchi fregi dorati. Tassello con titolo in oro, tagli rossi. Edizione originale. Un intero capitolo dedicato a Malta. Moncada Lo Giudice, 702: "Lo scritto di Denon è piacevole alla lettura, ricco di note sui costumi, affascinante la descrizione delle feste palermitane. L'autore, creato Barone da Napoleone I, fu grande collezionista di stampe, vasi e monete greche, statue, tessuti etc."; Mira I,294. "Il Voyage en Sicile di Denon fa parte di una delle più importanti imprese editoriali del XVIII secolo: il "Voyage Pittoresque ou Description du Royaume de Naples et de Sicile" (1781-1786) dell'abate Saint Non. Quest'ultimo, insieme con Jean Benjamin de Laborde, affidò a Denon, disegnatore, incisore, viaggiatore e diplomatico, la direzione di una squadra incaricata di raccogliere sul posto la documentazione necessaria. Mentre gli architetti Louis Jean Desprez e Jean Augustin Renard e il pittore Claude Louis Châtelet si occuparono dei disegni, Denon fu incaricato di riportare la storia di questo viaggio (1777-1778) nel sud Italia allora ancora poco esplorato dai viaggiatori. Per i volumi del suo "Voyage Pittoresque" Saint Non preferì riscrivere il testo a modo suo, ispirandosi al manoscritto di Denon. L'abate si giustificherà affermando poi che il testo del diplomatico e viaggiatore fu scritto "in gran fretta e con poca cura" e precisando che lui era in ogni caso il finanziatore dell'impresa editoriale, "molto costosa". (Secondo Saint Non il viaggio di Denon e la sua squadra costò più di diecimila scudi). Nel 1783 apparve a Londra la prima parte della storia di un viaggiatore inglese, Henry Swinburne, che aveva viaggiato nel Regno di Napoli tra il 1777 ed il 1780. Laborde, che intanto era stato estromesso dal progetto del "Voyage Pittoresque", si occupò della traduzione in francese e la arricchì con le note, i commenti e i frammenti tratti dal giornale di viaggio di Denon che erano stati eliminati dal Saint Non. Nel 1787 pubblicò la seconda parte del racconto di Swinburne e pochi mesi dopo aggiunse, con la complicità di Swinburne, il Voyage di Denon in Sicilia. Nel 1788 finalmente fu pubblicato da Didot a Parigi "Voyage en Sicile" per M. Denon. Au-delà de la description des vestiges antiques et des paysages, le Voyage de Denon vaut aussi pour le ton naturel et le regard de l'auteur, sa curiosité, son humour, sa tolérance, son scepticisme et son ironie: l'esprit et le sourire des Lumières cheminant à dos de mule sous le soleil sicilien !" Vivant Denon, Voyage au Royaume de Naples, Mathieu Couty (éd.), Paris, 1997, pp. 11-40.

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        The Federalist, On the New Constitution, signed by Civil War General John Bell Hood

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "Book signed in graphite with a grand signature by John Bell Hood as ""JB Hood"" with his New Orleans address as ""100"" (street name illegible), ""N.O."" 496 pages, 5.5"" x 9"". The Federalist, On the New Constitution written in the Year 1788. Appendix containing letters of Pacificus, Helvedius, Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793, the Original Articles of Confederation, and The Constitution of the United States. New Edition, 1857. By Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Madison, and Mr. Jay. Published by Hallowell: Masters Smith & Co. Leather book, recased with new leather spine with raised band and gilt titles and ruling. Very slight edgewear. Original end papers present. Internal pages age toned with scattered light foxing or handling marks. A highly collectible, scarce book known as America's greatest, perhaps only great, contribution to the theory of the political process, and an ""incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer"". Signed by John Bell Hood, a Confederate general during the Civil War with a commanding reputation for bravery and aggressiveness. He is known as arguably one of the best brigade and division commanders in the Confederate Army.Perfect for the collector of political theory and made that much more important having been the personal copy of John Bell Hood."

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        Oeuvre badines et morales

      S.n.[|Cazin], 1788. - S.n.[ Cazin], Londres 1788, In-18 (8,5x13,5cm), 234pp. et 231pp. et 218pp. et 282pp. et XI, 192pp. et 233pp. et 232pp. (2), 7 volumes reliés. - nuova edizione - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition et première chez Cazin. La première édition collective paraîtra en 2 volumes in-8 en 1776, puis un troisième volume viendra s'adjoindre aux deux premiers en 1788. 7 frontispices par Dunker. Reliures de l'éditeur en plein veau blond glacé d'époque. Dos lisse ornés de 4 petits fers et de roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin brun. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Manque au mors inférieur en tête des tomes 3, 5, et 7., idem mors supérieur en queue du tome 1. Coins frottés et frottements divers. Rousseurs éparses sur un papier jauni uniformément. Très jolie série. Tomes 1 et 2 : Ollivier. Tome 3 : Le lord impromptu. Tome 4 : Le diable amoureux. Tome 5 : Fables. Tome 6 : Fables et contes. Tomes 7. Contes. Bien qu'on retienne aujoud'hui Cazotte exclusivement pour Le diable amoureux, les épisodes magiques sont assez nombreux dans son oeuvre, notamment dans ses contes orientaux, ou de fées, qui s'apparentent à ceux d'Hamilton, mais aussi dans le poème Ollivier. Il est cependant vrai que Le diable amoureux est d'une tout autre facture, ce n'est plus seulement une oeuvre charmante, mais troublante, et beaucoup y on vu et y voient encore la preuve de l'illuminisme chez l'auteur, système qui sera entièrement dévoilé par Swedenborg et d'autres. Cazotte demeure par dessus tout, un des pionniers de la littérature fantastique française avec Potocki et Le manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse, autre diablerie, mais qui restera inconnu jusqu'en 1960.  

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        Voyages de M. le Marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amérique septentrionale, dans les années 1780, 1781 & 1782

      - Chez Prault, A Paris 1788 - 1791, In-8 (13x20cm), 408pp. et (4) 351pp., 2 volumes reliés. - seconda edizione rilegature di pelle di pecora pianura periodo radicati. indietro liscio decorato. parti del titolo in marocchino rosso, e il numero del volume in pelle nera. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de seconde édition, en réalité quatrième édition, mais seconde parisienne chez Prault. La première, selon La biographie universelle de Michaud, n'aurait été tirée qu'à 24 exemplaire à Newport et destinée aux amis de l'auteur, et la seconde serait tout aussi rare, publiée à Cassel en 1785 ; cependant cette dernière serait fautive et pirate, éditée sans le consentement de l'auteur et incomplète (seulement un volume in-12). La publication du second volume de cette édition en 1791 tend à penser qu'elle est la plus complète. 2 cartes et 3 planches dépliantes in fine. Reliures en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Un manque en tête du tome 2. Mors supérieur du tome I très étroitement fendu en tête et queue. Frottements. 4 coins émoussés. Feuillet manuscrit sur Chastellux contrecollé sur le premier feuillet de garde du premier volume. Bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage constitue un récit de la guerre d'indépendance américaine et un récit de voyage à Philadelphie, en Albany et sur la côte est des Etats-Unis, avec la description de nombreuses villes : Salem, Portsmouth... On considère que c'est le premier récit d'importance sur la vie aux Etats-Unis. Major général dans le corps expéditionnaire commandé par Rochambeau, il assura la liaison, en tant que Maréchal de camp, entre l'état major français et Washington. L'auteur raconte dans son journal ses entrevues et ses amitiés avec La Fayette, Washington, Jefferson... Oeuvre remarquable et d'importance, non seulement parce qu'elle fournit une relation de la guerre d'indépendance contre les anglais, mais également pour ses nombreux récits sur la vie au sein de la jeune Amérique, et sur les relations précieuses que Chastellux entretint avec les grands hommes fondateurs des Etats-Unis. En annexe Lettre à M. Madisson sur le progrès que les arts et les sciences doivent faire en Amérique. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America: including an Account of the Late War; and of the Thirteen Colonies, from their origin to that period

      London: Printed for the Author, 1788. 4 volumes, 8vo. (8 x 4 7/8 inches). 9 engraved folding maps and plates. (Minor foxing to the plates). Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style retaining the original morocco lettering pieces A lovely set of the first edition of the "first full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid" (Howes). Gordon was a dissenting minister in England, who like many of his class sympathized with the contention of the Thirteen Colonies. Going to America during the disturbances, and becoming pastor of the church at Jamaica Plain, now a district of Boston, he was throughout the Revolution a spectator close at hand of many important events, and the associate of many of the chief patriots. "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution" (Sabin). The work is noted for its folding maps, engraved by T. Conder, which include a general map of the United States, as well as maps of New England, New Jersey, Virginia, the Carolinas, maps of the areas surrounding Boston and New York City, plus battle plans of Fort Moultrie and Yorktown. Howes G256; Sabin 28011; Larned 134; Gephart 996.

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        Promenade ou itinéraire des Jardins d'Ermenonville, Auquel on a joint vingt-cinq de leurs principales vues, dessinées & gravées par Mérigot fils.

      1788 - Edition originale des Jardins d'Ermenonville. Premier tirage des 25 ravissantes estampes gravées par Mérigot. A Paris, chez Mérigot père, Gattey, Guyot et à Ermenonville, chez Murray, 1788.In-8 de 68 pp., (2) ff. de partition de musique sur papier bleuté et 25 planche numérotées de 0 à 24. Plein veau fauve de l'époque, filet à froid encadrant les plats, dos lisse orné de filets pleins et au pointillé doré formant faux-nerfs, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, coupes décorées. Charnières anciennement restaurées. Reliure de l'époque. 219 x 138 mm. / First edition of the Jardins d'Ermenonville. First issue of the 25 delightful prints engraved by Merigot. Paris, chez Mérigot père, Gattey, Guyot et à Ermenonville, chez Murray, 1788.8vo [219 x 138 mm] of 68 pp., (2) ll. of musical score on blue-tinted paper and 25 plates numbered from 0 to 24. Full contemporary light-brown calf, blind-stamped fillet on covers, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets, red morocco lettering piece. Joints formerly restored. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522. in unsere teutsche Muttersprache zu ubersetzen angefangen, 1534. zu Ende gebracht, und nachmals mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti mit dem vielfaltigen und lehrreichen Nutzen über alle Capitel, des Herrn Doctor Salomon Glassens ausgefertiget. Anjetzt mit ganz neuen und schönen Kupferbildnissen nebst derselben beygedruckten Lebensläufen, auch andern annehmlichen Figuren samt deren kurzen Auslegung und angehengten Moralien ausgezieret, dann von denen eingeschlichenen Druckfehlern auf das fleißigste gereiniget. Uber dieses sind nicht allein des Herrn Lutheri und seines Geschlechts wahrhafte und aus uralten Gemählden genommene Abbildungen und Lebenslauf beygefüget, sondern auch zu Ende des ganzen Werks, neben den Christlichen Haupt-Symbolis, ein kurzer und nützlicher Bericht von der Augspurgischen Consession selbsten , wie man sie in dem rechten Original, im Jahre 1530, Kaiser Carl dem Fünften überantwortet, beygedruckt worden. Samt einer Vorrede von Herrn Johann Michael Dillherrns Mit Römisch.- Kaiserl. auch Königl. Polnisch. und Churfürstl. Sächsischen allergnädigsten PRIVILEGIIS. Nürnberg, in Verlegung der Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung

      Nürnberg Endters 1788 Dilherr-Bibel, \"kleinere\" Kurfürstenbibel Folio. 38 x 26 cm, (11), 1181 S S. Mit 18 Kupfertafeln und 146 Textholzschnitten von Elias Porcelius nach Joachim v. Sandrart. Vorwort von Johann Michael Dillherr. Dabei Portraits von 11 protestantischen Kurfürsten der Reformationszeit. Landkarten gehören nicht zum Buch. Der Ledereinband stammt von 1796 Leder der Zeit auf 5 echten Bünden, mit Blindprägung und jeweils 4 Metall-Eckbeschlägen (ein Beschlag fehlt) ,die Schließen nur noch fragmentarisch vorhanden, Titel in rot-schwarz Druck. Einband mit starken Holzdeckeln, der Schnitt etwas geschwärzt. Geringe Wurmfraßlöcher, Leder am Rücken oben ca. 5cm eingerissen und etwas brüchig. Altersbedingt guter Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bibel; 18. Jahrhundert; Religion; Christentum

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        Generalkarte von Nordamerica samt den Westindischen Inseln Verfasst von Herrn Pownall, neu herausgegeben von Herrn F.A. Schraembl. MDCCLXXXVIII.]

      Gestochen von J. Stenger, Vienna 1788 - One sheet (of 4), approx. 23" x 26½", lightly hand-colored in outline; fine. This is the upper left part of the 4-sheet map of North America (sheet no. 21), featuring the northwestern part of North America, and includes an inset map of Baffin and Hudson Bay: "Specialkarte von der Baffin und Hudsons Bai." Includes descriptive and historical notes throughout the map. Shows boundaries, forts, roads, mines, and Indian villages and tribal territory. This is a German-language edition of the 4-sheet map of North America first brought out by Emmanuel Bowen and John Gibson in London about 1775; the engraver Franz Anton Schraembl has apparently based it on one of the states of 1777 or later. The four sheets are numbered 20-23, and this particular sheet is no. 21 showing the Mississippi Basin as far south as Natchez, the Great Lakes (except Ontario), and west to California.

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        Abhandlung von der Mastdarmfistel. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Joseph Jakob Plenk

      Einfache Broschur, 111 Seiten mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette und 1 Kupfertafel, leicht fleckig, Stempel am Titelblatt (dieses ist etwas fleckiger), ein gutes Exemplar sehr seltene und wichtige Publikation der Proktologie Percival Pott, Chirug, geb. 6.1.17.13 London, 22.12.1788. War fast ein halbes Jahrhundert am Londoner Bartholomews Hospital tätig. Nach ihm sind der Pottsche Buckel und ein Bruch des Wadenbeins dicht oberhalb des Knöchels mit Verdrehung des Fußes nach außen (Pottsche Fraktur) benannt, die er beschrieb.

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        Premier & Deuxieme Cayer de Panneaux, Frises et sujets Arabesques. 12 Radierungen, 1788.

      Beide Lieferungen des Vorlagenwerkes mit Darstellungen der Jahreszeiten, mythologisch und asiatisch inspirierter Szenerien. Obere Blattränder außerhalb der Darstellungen mit je zwei Löchlein, erstes Blatt deutlich fleckig, sonst von kaum bis etwas stockfleckig, wenige Ecken leicht knick- oder fingerspurig.

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        Don Juan. Heiteres Drama in zwei Akten von Lorenzo da Ponte. Mit zwanzig Zeichnungen von Max Slevogt. In Holz geschnitten von Reinhold Hoberg. Textbuch aus der Druckerei der Taubstummen, Wien 1788.

      4, 130 S., 20 Orig.-Holzschnitte (davon 16 als Vollbilder)., OHLdr. auf 5 Bünden m. gold. Rückenpräg., marmoriertes Bezugspapier, roter Kopfschnitt., Kapitale, Bünde und Ecken tlw. berieben, Exlibris a. Innendeckel, sonst tadellos. Ex. Nr. 41 der 250 Ex. der in Halbleder gebundenen Ausgabe B auf gelblich getöntem deutschen Bütten, mit dem von Max Slevogt signierten ersten Vollbild. Teil der vierten Reihe der Neuen Bilderbücher. Unter der Leitung von E. R. Weiss in der Holländischen Renaissance gedruckt in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig. Text ital. ( WV Söhn 381 -404).

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        [Autograph letter, signed, revealing his work for deaf mutes to a critic].[Paris], 20th June 1825[?]. 1 leaf (20 x 12.6 cm). In French.

      For the author: NBG XLI, cols. 968-975. Autograph letter by the French sinologist and physician Jean Pierre Abel-Rémusat (1788-1832), member of Conseil de Perfectionnement des Sourds et Muets ("Counsel for the Development of the deaf mutes") since 1824. In the letter Abel-Rémusat humbly reveals his work to a critic "Monsieur le Duc": ''J'ai peur qu'il ne vous en paraisse peu digne. Si vous daignez y jeter les yeux, vous saisirez aisément quelques uns de ces traits d'analogie qui m'ont fait trouver tant d'intérêt dans la développement de l'esprit des sourds-muets.''With biographical notes in manuscript in red ink at top of leaf. Right edge of leaf cut short, slightly affecting text. In very fine condition.

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        Theoretische und praktische Abhandlung der Lehre vom Magnet

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1788. - mit eigenen Versuchen. Aus dem englischen übersetzt. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 4 Blatt, 206 Seiten, 3 Blatt, Original-Halblederband mit illustrierten Deckelbezügen, 20,5 x 12,5 cm, Einband angestaubt und etwas bestossen, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, Übersetzung von »Treatise on Magnetism« (London 1787) des italienischen Physikers und Naturphilosphen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1788 Isaiah Thomas Hieroglyphic Bible - 1st Edition - Massachusetts

      A curious hieroglyphic Bible, or, Select passages in the Old and New Testaments, represented with emblematical figures, for the amusement of youth: designed chiefly to familiarize tender age, in a pleasing and diverted manner, with early ideas of the Holy Scriptures: to which are subjoined, a short account of the lives of the Evangelists, and other pieces: illustrated with nearly five hundred cuts. Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1788. Isaiah Thomas's hieroglyphic Bible of 1788 is both a landmark piece of American children's literature and a newly ambitious use of woodcut illustration in an American printed book. The idea of a hieroglyphic Bible, in which select scriptural passages were presented in a combination of words and images, was consistent with Thomas's interest in works for children that simultaneously instructed and amused. He based his book on an English edition first published in 1783. In his preface - dedicated to the "parent, guardians, and governesses of the (newly constituted) United States of America" - Thomas notes the "considerable expense" involved in commissioning the hundreds of woodcuts that fill the book. Some of these, to the modern eye at least, seem a bit opaque; fortunately, Thomas printed the full text of each passage at the foot of the page.Isaiah Thomas (January 30, 1749-April 4, 1831) was an American newspaper publisher, Bible Printer, and author. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Worcester, Massachusetts, and reported the first account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He was the founder of the American Antiquarian SocietyPage 127 and 129 someone cut out one of the small woodcuts (see pics)

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        LES ILLUSTRES MODERNES ; ou tableau de la vie privée des Principaux personnages des deux sexes, qui, depuis la renaissance des Lettres, ont acquis de la célébrité en Europe, tant en Politique ou dans les Armées, que dans les Arts, les Sciences & la vie contemplative.

      1788 - Édition originale de cet intéressant recueil de 100 biographies de personnalités ayant marqué l'Europe dans des domaines variés, entre le XVe et le XVIIIe siècle. Paris, Leroy, 1788. 2 tomes en 2 volumes in folio de : I/ 1 titre-frontispice, 104 pp. et 50 portraits gravés ; II/ : (2) ff., 100 pp., (3) pp. de table et privilège, 50 portraits gravés. Reliés en plein veau blond marbré, plats encadrés d'un triple filet à froid, dos lisses ornés d'armes royales, drapeaux et canons, répétés dans les caissons, pièces de titre et de tomaison de veau rouge, coupes décorées, tranches rouges. Reliure de l'époque. 388 x 250 mm. / First edition of this interesting compilation of 100 biographies of personalities who marked Europe in various fields, between the 15th and the 18th century. Paris, Leroy, 1788.2 parts in 2 folio volumes [388 x 250 mm] of: I/ 1 frontispiece, 104 pp. and 50 engraved portraits; II/ (2) ll., 100 pp., (3) pp. of table and privilege, 50 engraved portraits. Bound in full light brown marbled calf, triple blind-stamped fillet around the covers, flat spines decorated with royal arms, flags and cannons in the panels, red calf lettering pieces, red edges. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miyako Meisho Zue, ? Illustration des sites célèbres de la capitale (impériale)?.

      1788 - Edition originale de la plus grande rareté de ce superbe ouvrage illustré de 418 gravures sur bois représentant Kyoto deux ans seulement avant sa destruction par le terrible incendie de 1788. Osaka, 1786-1787. AKISATO, Rito Shoseki. Miyako Meisho Zue, ? Illustration des sites célèbres de la capitale (impériale)? (Miyako est appelé Kyoto depuis 1788). 6 volumes. [Suivi de] : - Shûi-Miyako Meisho Zue, ?Supplément aux Illustrations des sites célèbres de la capitale.? 5 volumes. Osaka, Kawachiya Tasuke, [Tenmei 6 (1786)] - Tenmei 7 (1787).11 volumes in-4 imprimés sur papier japonais de riz ou de mûrier. Texte en sino-japonais. Tampon circulaire au début de chaque volume. 327 gravures sur double-page et 91 gravures à pleine page. Conservés dans leurs brochures d'origine bleu pâle cousues à la manière chinoise. Sutures renouvelées. Volumes anciennement numérotés à l'encre sur la couverture avec des chiffres chinois. Etui de toile bleue moderne. Reliure de l'époque.270 x 186 mm. / Extremely rare first edition of this superb work, illustrated with 418 woodcuts representing Kyoto two years only before its destruction by the terrible fire of 1788. Osaka, 1786-1787. AKISATO, Rito Shoseki. Miyako Meisho Zue, ?Illustrations of the famous places of interest of the (imperial) capital? (Miyako is called Kyoto since 1788). 6 volumes. [Followed by]: - Shûi-Miyako Meisho Zue, ?Supplement to the Illustrations of the famous places of interest of the capital? 5 volumes. Osaka, Kawachiya Tasuke, [Tenmei 6 (1786)] - Tenmei 7 (1787). 11 volumes 4to [270 x 186 mm] printed on Japanese mulberry or rice paper. Sino-Japanese text. Circular stamp at the beginning of each volume. 327 double-page engravings and 91 full-page engravings. Preserved in their original pale blue wrappers sewn the Chinese manner. Stitches renewed. Volumes formerly numbered in ink on the cover with Chinese numerals. Modern blue cloth protecting chemise. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on the Active Powers of Man

      Edinburgh: John Bell Parliament Square, 1788. 1\2 title , title pages vii 493 ad leaf, in modern 1\4 calf raised bands gilt red label. First. Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Country Book-Club. A Poem ?

      Printed for the Author; and sold by W. Lowndes ? R. Baldwin ? and W. Keymer, Colchester., London 1788 - First edition, with four pages of subscribers, many of them from the Colchester area (where a couple of other books by Shillito were published). A satire on the rural reading group and its rustic members, including 'The rural bookseller of aspect pale, / And bent with age, comes tott'ring down the vale ? / Who but has heard his tale, so often told, / Of famous men, whose names he once enroll'd. / How those illustrious members spoke and thought, / What ale they tippled, and what books they bought. Books, that were worthy of superior praise, / Unlike the flimsey works of modern days ?' (p. 21).'It evidently appears that the author of this work had Goldsmith in his eye when he wrote: his characters are well delineated; his verse is generally harmonious, and we have no doubt that this poem will be read with pleasure' (Literary Magazine and British Review). 4to (268 × 213 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [9], 12-39, [1]; title vignette by Rowlandson after Dinthorne; light waterstain to upper edge and down into the gutter, the odd other mark; disbound. [Jackson, p. 138.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lettre à la chambre du commerce de Normandie; Sur le Mémoire qu'elle a publié relativement au Traité de Commerce avec l'Angleterre.

      Rouen and Paris: Chez Moutard, 1788 - Octavo (196 x 120 mm). Late 19th or early 20th century half calf and marbled boards by George J. Swayne of Brooklyn, spine decorated gilt in compartments, morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Very occasional light spotting; an excellent copy. Engraved armorial bookplate of Alexis and Elizabeth du Pont of Rencourt to front pastedown. First and only edition of Dupont's defense of the free-trade treaty concluded between France and England in 1786. Du Pont had played an important role in its formation and passage. "Dupont's Lettre constitutes one of the best justifications of the Treaty of 1786 ever published. While admitting that certain interests have been temporarily damaged, it insists upon the ultimate benefits which will be certain after necessary changes have been carried out in France. Had these measures been effected, as the King and the Ministry desired according to the author, there would have been no ill results." (Saricks, Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, p. 97). Einaudi 1667; Goldsmith's' 13576; Kress B1404; Mattioli 1077; Schelle 30; 411. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 3617. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses....

      [Paris?]: [publisher unknown], 1788. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (220 x 133 mm). [5] 6-136 pp. Uncut in contemporary paper wrappers. Leaves carefully cleaned, some minor remaining spotting and marginal finger soiling, a few leaves with paper repairs of tears to blank fore-margin, pp. 39/40 with repaired tear to upper corner just touching page numbers. Still a very good, unmarked and untrimmed copy. ----Einaudi 5772; En francais dans le texte 165 (citing the work's publication in the Ephemerides); Goldsmiths' 13536; Kress B.1506. RARE FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Turgot's principal work, first published in 1769-70 in the Ephemerides du citoyen, was addressed to two young Chinamen who, "having been brought to France and educated by the Jesuits, were then sent back to Canton with a royal annuity and the task of maintaining a correspondence on the state of literature and science in China." (Palgrave III, 592). The work is divided into a hundred sections tracing the existence of commmerce to the unequal distribution of land, the diversity of the soil in fitness for production, the multiplicity of human needs, and the advantages of the division of labour. It was read by and had considerable influence upon Adam Smith, and was one of the most important economic texts to be published before Wealth of Nations. Première édition séparée mis à part le très petit nombre d'exemplaires réservés à l'auteur, extrait des Éphémérides du citoyen (1770). Écrit en nov. 1766, il fut d'abord publié en 1769 dans les tomes XI et XII de ce périodique. Édition définitive. Turgot l'a débarrassée des quelques ajouts par trop physiocratiques du trop bien intentionné Dupont de Nemours, qui figuraient dans les Éphémérides du citoyen. Principal ouvrage de Turgot qualifié ''l'un des plus grands économistes scientifiques de tous les temps'' (Schumpeter). Il aborde en cent chapitres diverses questions relatives à la culture, la production, les capitaux, le commerce, la spéculation, les intérêts, etc. Les Réflexions, d'inspiration apparemment physiocratique, n'en sont pas moins profondément originales. Plus développées, elles eussent constitué, a-t-on dit, le ''grand traité d'économie politique de leur temps.'' On n'est pas loin aujourd'hui de les considérer comme telles, et Schumpeter n'hésite pas à les égaler à la Richesse des Nations d'Adam Smith qu'elles surpassent même à ses yeux quant à la structure théorique. (Jean Viardot, En Français dans le texte). Very Good....

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        A New And Authentic System Of Universal Geography, Antient And Modern : All the late important discoveries made by the English,...

      London : Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-Noster-Row, and sold by the booksellers... [no date - c. 1788-89] . 0. "One of the most imposing books is Thomas Bankes, Edward Warren Blake, and Alexander Cook's A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography (hereafter Thomas Bankes's). A massive folio volume of 990 double-columned pages, this was a popular work, running to six editions in the ten years from 1787 to 1797. This is the First edition, well bound in brown half calf, complete with all engravings and maps. Folio. pp.900/[6pp.] . A very good half calf binding: Brown leather spine and corners over brown linen covered boards. Spine with 6 raised bands and brown leather title label: "Bankes' Geography". Modern brown endpapers (handmade paper). Clear English text throughout. Engraved frontis carefully strengthened around the edges. Most of the folding maps show signs of wear and creasing and have been carefully strengthened along the folds with archival standard repair tape. Light water staining to some engravings at the rear. Otherwise all text and engravings in very good condition, with just the odd small blemish, missing corner, or edge tear. From all accounts very rare to find a complete first edition. ** Referenced by: ESTC N42049. ***An excellent paper published by the State Library, Victoria: La Trobe Journal (No. 8 October 1971) identifies this edition as a true first edition. The 'New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean' is signed 'Thos. Bowen 1788'. There is, the inclusion of the abstract of Keate's Pelew Islands in the Supplement [in later editions it is included in 'New Discoveries']. Bankes concludes the Supplement with some paragraphs, the details of which indicate that they were written about August 1788. Also; Cut. No. 90, the last listed in the Directions to the Binder, bears the legend 'Published as the Act directs by C. Cooke No. 17 Paternoster Row, Oct. 31. 1788'. From this, then, it would seem that this edition was published in sections in the period between early 1787 and October 1788, with the plates being the last section issued; and the wording of the Directions to the Binder and of the note at the conclusion of the List of Subscribers supports this view. Collation is as follows: Frontispiece (Neptune raising Captn. Cook up to Immortality); Titlepage; Verso (blank); (1)-(2) His Majesty's Royal Licence and Authority (for publication); (3)-(4) Preface; (5)-106 Book I, New Discoveries; (107)-314 Book II, Asia; (315)-460 Book III, Africa; (461)-576 Book ;IV, America; (577)-944 Book V, Europe; 944-947 Supplement; 947-948 Origin and Progress of the Art of Navigation; (949)-953 A General Table of Coins; (954)-959 A New Geographical Table; (960) The Superficial Contents of the Globe; (961)-980 A Guide to Geography; (981)-990 Index; + 2 pp. ;Directions to the Binder; + 4 pp. A List of Subscribers; 90 plates (including the frontispiece) ; 10 full-page maps; 12 double-page/folding maps. **** Full title reads: "A new and authentic system of universal geography, antient and modern : All the late important discoveries made by the English, and other celebrated navigator of various nations, in the different hemispheres, from the celebrated Columbus, the first discoverer of America, to the death of our no less celebrated contryman Captain Cook, &c. and containing a genuine history and description whole world, as consisting of empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, continents, Islands, oceans, &c. with the various countries, cities, towns, promotories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, rivers, harbours, lakes, mountains, volcanos, deserts, &c. Europe Asia, Africa, and America: together with their respective situations, extent, latitude, longitude, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities, mines, metals, minerals, trees, shrubs, fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetable productions. With an account of the religion, laws, customs, manners, genius, habits amusements, and ceremonies of the respective inhabitants: their arts, sciences, manufactures, trade, commerce, military and civil governments, &c. also exact descriptions of the various kinds of beasts, birds, fishes, amphibious creatures, reptiles, infects, &c. together with a complete history of every empire, kingdom, and state. Also an account of the most remarkable battles, sieges, sea-fights, and various revolutions that have taken place in different parts of the world. The whole forming an authentic and entertaining account every thing worthy of notice throughout the whole face of nature, both by land and water. In which is introduced, to illustrate the work, a considerable number of the most accurate whole sheet maps, forming a complete atlas. To which is added a complete guide to geography, astronomy the use of the globes, maps, &c. with an account of the rise, progress, and present state, of navigation, throughout the known world. Likewise containing every important, interesting, and valuable discovery throughout the whole of Captain Cook's voyages round the world. Together with those of the modern circumnavigators, particularly byron, carteret, wallis, clerke, gore, King, forrest, and Wilson. Also containing a particular account of the Pelew Islands. And the latest accounts of the English colony of botany bay: with a particular description of Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, &c. where the convicts are now settled. The whole forming a complete collection of voyages and travels. By the Rev. Thomas Bankes, vicar of dixton, in monmouthshire and author of the christian's family Bible. Edward Warren Blake, Esq. Alexander Cook, Esq. and Thomas Lloyd. Embellished with near two hundred beautiful engravings, consisting, of views, antiquities, customs, ceremonies, &c. together with whole sheet maps, plans, charts, &c. executed in a much superior stile than any work of the like kind that has ever appeared in this kingdom.". .

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        La perspective aérienne, soumise à des principes puisés dans la nature; ou nouveau traité de clair-obscur et de chromatique, à l'usage des artistes.

      Paris, Didot, 1788. - LIVRES Très rare exemplaire de cette étude. Bien complet des deux planches dont une en couleurs. Reliure XIXè. 1 volume in-8°. 1/2 veau tabac, dos à nrfs orné, pièce de titre verte. 1 mors en partie fendu.

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        Lettre à la chambre du commerce de Normandie; Sur le Mémoire qu'elle a publié relativement au Traité de Commerce avec l'Angleterre.

      Rouen and Paris: Chez Moutard,, 1788. Octavo (196 x 120 mm). Late 19th or early 20th century half calf and marbled boards by George J. Swayne of Brooklyn, spine decorated gilt in compartments, morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate of Alexis and Elizabeth du Pont of Rencourt to front pastedown. Very occasional light spotting; an excellent copy. First and only edition of Dupont's defense of the free-trade treaty concluded between France and England in 1786. Du Pont had played an important role in its formation and passage. "Dupont's Lettre constitutes one of the best justifications of the Treaty of 1786 ever published. While admitting that certain interests have been temporarily damaged, it insists upon the ultimate benefits which will be certain after necessary changes have been carried out in France. Had these measures been effected, as the King and the Ministry desired according to the author, there would have been no ill results." (Saricks, Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, p. 97).

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. C.C. Glaßbach n. Tieffenthaler b. Rennell aus Bernoulli, Beschreibung von Indien, "The Gesamtansichtnges , from the CalligonGesamtansicht to its confluence with the Magna or Burrampoozet, and the Megna from thence to the head of the Luckia River".

      - dat. 1788, 23,5 x 49,5 Oben mittig der Titel. Die Karte zeigt das Stromgebiet der Flüsse Magna und Brahmaputra. mittig die Gegend um Dacca ( Dhaka ). Unten rechts eine Insetansicht, die das Ansteigen des Wassers des Jellinghy Fluss zur Regenzeit veranschaulicht.

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        Four Qianlong Battle Prins of the Formosa (Taiwan) Campaign

      Forbidden City Workshops 1788-1789, Beijing - Original Engravings. Highlights. 55 x 87 cm each. Very good: Backed on thin paper. Minor wear. The Qianlong reign (1736-1795) was highlighted by an enormous expansion of its territories. The Emperor marched, fought and patrolled his land from Sichuan, Nepal, Burma, Taiwan (Formosa) all the way to Vietnam. There were to be ten military campaigns throughout his territories during his reign. As the Chinese Emperors often did, Qianlong presented these military campaigns as triumphs. In some cases, regardless of event facts. In Chinese tradition, Qianlong was a patron of the arts and science. There were many Jesuit priests among his court staff. The Jesuit priests had already proven their worth with knowledge in the fields of cartography, mathematics, science, architecture and the arts. In 1773 the Jesuit order was suppressed by the Pope under pressure of the French, Spanish and Portuguese rulers. However, this order never reached the Chinese and thus the Jesuit priests were able to continue to do their work under the safeguard of the Chinese court. Qianlong had, at his court, a number of Jesuit priests who were very gifted and skilled in the arts of painting and astronomy. The known Italian Jesuit Castiglione and the French Jesuit Benoist were amongst them. In the story of the copper plate engravings offered here, they play an important part. During the reign of Kangxi, (1662-1722) copperplate prints were made at the Chinese court by a missionary called Matteo Ripa. These prints depicted scenes of gardens and palaces, but battlefields were not a topic.yet. After Kangxi died, the craft of the copperplate prints was lost. When Qianlong was shown copper prints from Germany he decided to use this medium to eternalize his military triumphs. He ordered Castiglione and his colleagues to make ?drawings? of significant events of his military campaigns. These drawings were sent to Paris, to the Royal Engraver Monsieur Cochin Beauvais. Beauvais was put in charge of this enormous project. He enlisted the services of 4 copper engravers to make the plates according to Castigliones example. The copper was ordered from England and the paper was especially made in size by Monsieur Prudhomme. There were 16 plates in total. The first 4 examples by Castiglione and his colleagues arrived in Paris in December 1766. The order was to make copper plates, and 200 prints of each plate. The copper originals with 100 prints per plate were then sent back to Beijing. Thus safe-guarding 100 copies of the print still in Paris, should the ship not survive the journey. The first prints came back to Beijing in 1770. The last ones in 1775. Many prints were lost during the journey. The Taiwan Campaign Prints: Qianlong was an impatient man. Luckily his court staff consisted of many skilled and gifted artists; The Jesuit astronomer and artist Benoit being one of them. Benoit had proven his skills many times and had a.o. designed the famous ?clock? fountain at the Summer Palace. Qianlong had decided that Benoit was the right person to take up the task of setting up a copper plate studio at the Imperial court in Beijing. In 1769 Benoit had started this craft by making maps in copper plates. The Emperor was very satisfied and ordered further plates to be made. After Father Benoists death in 1774, his pupils followed his strict teachings and continued to make the copper prints in the Jesuit European tradition. All later copper etchings were then made at the Imperial Court. As are these prints of the Taiwan campaign in 1788-89 and the Vietnam campaign. The Chinese text was later added by woodblock printing. Of the Taiwan campaign, there were depictions made in three different media, each made for a different purpose. There were several watercolours made on paper, meant for the archives. One set was made in lacquer. The purpose for them was to be put on the walls of the Great Purple Hall. This reception hall was the area where the representatives of the vazal states of China

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