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        A Statement of Facts Occasional of and Relative to the late Disturbances at the Theatre-Royal Edinburgh

      Edinburgh: Printed and Sold by John and James Ainslies, Booksellers, [1788], 1788. First edition. Lowe, Arnott and Robinson, English Theatrical Literature, 1949. Some staining and browning throughout, mainly in the upper margins; very good, untrimmed copy.. 8vo, attractively bound in later tan paper spine and sprinkled paper boards, with a manuscript title on the spine, untrimmed. A defense by the young actor James Fennell (1766-1816) of his conduct on stage at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal, where he was interrupted with hissing and shouting by the theater patrons who favored another actor who had been passed over for the role of Jaffier in Otway's Venice Preserv'd. Fennell ceased his performance of Jaffier to answer his detractors directly from the stage and in the process made a vague reference to a "scene of villainy." This exacerbated the situation and in an attempt to calm the crowd the other actor and the manager appeared on stage to explain matters, to no avail. The following day Fennell received threatening and insulting letters, including one saying he was only spared further hissing out of consideration for the play's leading lady, Sarah Siddons. The theater's manager was also threatened with a petition signed by 182 Edinburgh advocates and writers, demanding that James Fennell be dismissed unless both publicly apologized. The uproar was great enough to reach London, where Fennell had returned later in 1788 and where a third edition of this pamphlet appeared soon after. See the DNB online.

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        Der ächte Illuminat oder die wahren, unverbesserten Rituale der Illuminaten. Enthaltend 1. die Vorbereitung, 2. das Noviziat, 3. den Minervalgrad, 4. den kleinen und 5. großen Illuminatengrad. Ohne Zusaz und ohne Hinweglassung. [ANGEBUNDEN: Benedikt Stattler: Das Geheimniß der Bosheit des Stifters des Illuminatismus].

      Edessa [Frankfurt, Hermann], 1788. - 212 S., 4 Bll., mit 1 gefaltet. Tabelle u. drei Notenfolgen im Text, Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild ANGEB.: Benedikt Stattler: Das Geheimniß der Bosheit des Stifters des Illuminatismus in Baiern zur Warnung der Unvorsichtigen hell aufgedeckt von einem seiner alten Kenner und Freunde. München und Augsburg [Lentner, 15. Decemb.], 1787, 108 S., mit 2 Vignetten. - Zu Faber siehe Wolfstieg 42955; Kloss 3258: "Die Rituale sind nach Vergleichung mit Originalhandschriften genau abgedruckt und ächt." - Zu Stattler (1728-1797) Kloss 3253. - Einband etwas fleckig u. beschabt; beide Kapitale bestossen u. mit kl. Verlust des Papierbezugs; Vorsatz mit Signatur, Randausschnitt u. Anriss; beide Titel gestempelt; tlw. braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Kupferstich - 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.

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        Essay on the Construction and Use of a Mine-auger. To which are added, the description of an earth-borer, for country gentlemen and farmers; and an improvement on the well-borer of mersennus illustrated with copper-plates. Translated from the German of Mr. Geiss, by William James M'Neven, M.D. member of the Royal-College of Physicians of London.

      First Irish edition, xi, [1], 44pp., 3 engraved plates (2 folding), cont. half calf, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, head and foot of spine a little chipped.The copper-plates illustrates the well-bore with the numerous bits used. Originally published at Vienna in 1770 with both the London and Irish editions appearing in 1788, all editions are rare. Translated by the William James MacNevin, the distinguished United Irishman.

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

      Ginevra, nella Stamperia di Bonnant, 1788. In-16 p. (mm. 170x98), mz. pelle ottocentesca, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),IV,(4),151, in IV libri. "Edizione originale" della traduz. italiana. Cfr. Palau,II,142: "El traductor es Luigi Secreti y su texto solo tuvo una segunda tirada, Basilea, 1799". Dell?opera cervantina apprestò un famoso rifacimento lo scrittore francese Florian, pubblicato nel 1783 col titolo "Galatée, roman pastoral imité de Cervantes". Il Florian riduce a tre, aggiungendovene un quarto, i sei libri dell?originale spagnolo?. Così Dizionario Opere Bompiani,III, p. 537. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        La Chasse au Fusil, ouvrage divisé en deux parties, Contenant : La Première, des recherches 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 différentes 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 enseignements et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gi

      De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez Théophile Barrois 1788 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure postérieure demi-maroquin à coins chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, reliure signée de Dupré, De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez Théophile Barrois, Paris, 1788, XVI-582 pp. et 5 ff. ave 9 planches hors texte : Marques des Cannoniers de Paris, 6 planches d'arbalètes (dont une dépliante), 2 cartes (Plan de la Palomières de Lannes, à 6 lieues de Paul, dans la Vallée de Baretons et Plan géométral de la Pantière d'Igon, près Nay, à 4 lieues de Pau Bel exemplaire de ce beau traité, publié à la veille de la Révolution, bien complet des 9 planches hors texte. Un supplément paraîtra en 1791. Très bel état pour cet ouvrage qui fut le premier à être consacré exclusivement au fusil de chasse. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade. London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.

      1788. (2), 30 pp. (Bound with:) Yearsley, Ann. Poems on various subjects by Ann Yearsley, a Milkwoman of Clifton near Bristol, being her second work. London, printed for the author and sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. XL, 168 pp. Marbled boards. First editions. - "Only edition; the narrative of Luco, who, stolen from the embrace of his Incilada, is sold into slavery. A noble savage made to endure torture at the hands of Christian men, he ends up burnt on a stake, a warning to other slaves never to pause in the work of the cane-fields" (Quaritch, Americana). - Small owner's stamp to each title, some minor fraying. Very good and clean copy. Sabin 106007. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, 384. Quaritch (Americana), cat. 962, no. 682.

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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. L'ouvrage est dédié à l'homme politique José Moñino y Redondo, comte de Floridablanca (1728-1808), et il contient 3 jolies planches coloriées à la main représentant les trois costumes. Légères traces de plis aux planches. Bon exemplaire agréablement relié. Palau, 74339. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomía Completa del Hombre. Con todos los hallazgos, nuevas doctrinas y observaciones raras hasta el tiempo presente, y muchas advertencias necesarias para la Cirugia segun el método con que se explica en nuestro Teatro de Madrid.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Benito Cano, a costa de la Real Compañía de Impresores y Libreros del Reyno, 1788. - 4to.; portada, 578 pp. (de 592, faltando las catorce páginas finales) y 24 láminas grabadas por Matias de Irala. Refuerzos marginales en la correspondiente al retrato del autor y pérdida marginal en el lateral inferior izquierdo de la titulada "Amphitheatrum Matritense". Encuadernación de época, en pergamino. Ejemplar en conjunto fatigado.

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        La Chasse au Fusil, ouvrage divisé en deux parties, Contenant : La Première, des recherches 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 différentes 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 enseignements et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibier qui se trouvent en France ; la manière de dresser les chiens de plaine ; les ruses dont on peut se servir pour approcher certains oiseaux ; et le détail de plusieurs Chasses particulières à quelques provinces, et peu connues ailleurs.

      1 vol. in-8 reliure postérieure demi-maroquin à coins chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, reliure signée de Dupré, De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, Chez Théophile Barrois, Paris, 1788, XVI-582 pp. et 5 ff. ave 9 planches hors texte : Marques des Cannoniers de Paris, 6 planches d'arbalètes (dont une dépliante), 2 cartes (Plan de la Palomières de Lannes, à 6 lieues de Paul, dans la Vallée de Baretons et Plan géométral de la Pantière d'Igon, près Nay, à 4 lieues de Pau Bel exemplaire de ce beau traité, publié à la veille de la Révolution, bien complet des 9 planches hors texte. Un supplément paraîtra en 1791. Très bel état pour cet ouvrage qui fut le premier à être consacré exclusivement au fusil de chasse.

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        La Iliada de Homero, traducida del griego en verso endecasílabo Castellano por D. Ignacio Garcia Malo. Tomo primero [-tercero].

      Con licencia en Madrid: por Pantaleon Aznar, Año MDCCLXXXVIII 1788 - [i.e. 1788].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º, (190x120mm.); 3 v.- Vol. I: [8], XC, 357, [7] p., [2] h. bl.; sign.: *-6*8, 7*2, A-Z8 [Z7 y Z8 blancas].- Vol. II: [4], 390, [2] p., [2] h. bl.; sign.: A-Z8, Aa-Bb8 [Bb7 y Bb8 blancas].- Vol. III: [4], 356, [8] p.; sign.: A-Z8.- // Encuadernación en plena piel, lomo con doble tejuelo, decorado con filetes dorados; cortes levemente tintados. Muy buen estado, salvo alguna página un poco sucia (i.e. p. 4 de v. 1), un cerco antiguo de humedad en lo alto del vol. I (más visible hacia el centro de la obra); un punto de polilla en charnela posterior de vol. 3 que no llega al cuerpo y alguna rozadura en los planos.- // Proc.: Exlibris ms. en verso de guarda delantera, Franco Anto A d. S. C.; anotación ms. solo en verso de guarda delantera de vol. III, 'Sr Eusebio de la Peroja'(1).- // Refs.: CCPB 000387825-2 (oc), 000060546-8 (v. 1), 000060545-X (v. 2), 000060544-1 (v.3); , Palau, 115862.- // Hermoso ejemplar, rarísimo en comercio, de la primera traducción completa al castellano de 'La Iliada' de Homero, debida al prolífico Ignacio García Malo (1760-1812). Esta traducción, en versos endecasílabos, fue recogida cincuenta años después en la edición florentina multilingue en dos volúmenes 'Homeri Ilias graece, quam vertebant latine soluta oratione C.G. Heyne, versibus item latinis R. Cunich, italicis V. Monti, germanicis Woss, anglis Pope, gallicis Aignan, ibericis Garcia-Malo.- Florentiae: Typis V. Batelli et filiorum, MDCCCXXXVII [1837]'. García Malo también tradujo, en 1811, la 'Politique naturelle', del Barón d'Holbach. Del tenor de su traducción resulta elocuente lo que el propio García Malo decía de ella en la presentación (p. XV-XVI, vol. 1): "Si yo hubiese hecho la traducción de la Iliada para mí solo, o para algunos amigos, tal vez me hubiera acercado mas a la armonía imitativa del texto; pero, aunque no ignóro que el Traductor en prosa debe ser un fiel copiante del texto y que el Traductor en verso es émulo del original, sin embargo, como mi trabajo es para el Público, entre cuya multitud de Individuos la mayor parte no se contenta de las traducciones si carecen de fidelidad, me ha parecido mas conveniente acercarme a lo literal, en quanto lo ha permitido la medida y colocación del verso, sujetando a veces mi imaginación, inflamada por la expresión armoniosa del texto." Sobre esta traducción y su autor pueden manejarse el estudio de Pilar Hualde Pascual, 'Ilíada de Homero, en la traducción de Ignacio García Malo (1788)', accesible en la Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes, o los trabajos de Guillermo Carnero, 'Ignacio García Malo y su actividad de traductor', en Sharq Al-Andalus 10-11 (1993-1994): 275-289, y 'Datos para la biografía del novelista dieciochesco Ignacio García Malo (1760-1812)', en Hispanic Revue 64(1996) 1: 1-18.- // (1) San Eusebio de la Peroja es una parroquia del municipio de en Orense (Galicia, España). Cabe la posibilidad de que fuese el lugar de residencia del propietario Franco Anto A d. S. C. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relación del último viage al estrecho de Magallanes de la Fragata de S. M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS. y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del estrecho.

      Madrid: por la Viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañía, MDCCLXXXVIII 1788 - [i.e. 1788].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º mayor, (234x172mm.); [1] h. de lám, [6], XVI, 359 p., [4] h. de map. pleg.; sign. [ ]2, a8, b1, A-X8, Y10.- Frontispicio grabado de cobre, leyenda Ferdin Magallanus superatis Antartici freti angustiis clarissimus firmado Ferdin. Selma delin. et incid. anno 1788; p. 71-74 son 4 h. de tablas plegadas de los datos atmosféricos y de posición día a día a la ida y a la vuelta; p. 158-159, ?Tabla de los rumbos y distancias de los puertos del Estrecho que deterinan la derrota?; los mapas plegados son (I) antes de p. 1, 'Carta esférica de la parte sur de la América Meridional? (648x612mm.); (II) tras p. 92, 'Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes construida por el Comandante, oficiales y pilotos de la Fragata de S. M. Sta. María de la Cabeza. Año 1788' -por Bart. Vazquez, Joaquin Pró lo grabó-, (723x548mm.); (III) cerrando la obra, 'Primer plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786' (712x536mm.) y (IV) 'Segundo plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786' (712x536mm.).- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel; lomo, muy tostado, con filetes dorados y tejuelo grabado; cortes tintados; fuerte papel de hilo con grandes márgenes, limpio, con la natural excepción de las páginas que coinciden con los mapas plegados cuyo grosor hace inevitable la entrada de suciedad. Fecha y otra cifra anotadas ms. en portada; citas ms. de los Salmos y del Eclesiastés en verso de []2; p. vii y viiij sufren el golpe de la punta del pliegue del primer mapa; pérdida de papel en margen interno zona alta de p. 93; leves rasgaduras en el inicio de tres de los pliegues del segundo mapa; p. 357 y 359, papel con pérdida en margen lateral, remarginado por detrás; tercer mapa con refuerzo de 7 cm. por detrás; cerco de humedad antiguo apenas perceptible en margen inferior de la obra; algunos muy ligeros oscurecimientos y oxidaciones; pequeña rasgadura en margen inferior del primer grabado. Muy buen ejemplar.- // Proc.: Exlibris encolados de las bibliotecas geográficas del abogado neoyorkino Francis Bayard Rives (1890-1969) en contraplano delantero y del político y bibliófilo argentino Rubén J. Dussaut en recto de guarda delantera.- // Refs.: Aguilar Piñal, VIII, 2443; Palau, 352514; Sabin, 16765; Sempere, VI, 237-238.- // Tras encargarse de la edición del Atlas para la obra Derrotero de las costas de España en el Océano Atlántico y de las Islas Azores o Terceras, que dirigía Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel (1732-1795), José de Vargas Ponce, oficial y profesor en la Academia de Guardiamarinas de Cádiz, acometió la publicación de la información producida en la últimas expediciones españolas al Estrecho de Magallanes. La de la fragata Santa María en el invierno de 1785-1786 (verano en el cono sur) y la de los paquebotes Santa Casilda y Santa Eulalia tres inviernos más tarde. La primera de ellas, esta que ofrecemos aquí, fue una expedición dirigida por el capitán Antonio Córdoba y Laso para evaluar las posibilidades de utilizar el paso por el Estrecho como ruta comercial, determinar con exactitud su derrota y examinar la posibilidad de establecer asentamientos. Pero la conclusión sería tan negativa que no quedó más remedio que renunciar a los asentamientos y seguir empleando como ruta comercial hacia Filipinas el paso por tierra en América central. A la ordenada presentación que Vargas Ponce hace de la información contenida en las relaciones y diarios de a bordo entregados al regreso, sigue una segunda parte, un ensayo histórico de la mano del propio Vargas, en el que da cuenta de todas las expediciones conocidas al extremo sur de [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS de l'Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux.

      Imprimerie Royale 1788 - ATLAS seul de "l'Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux", "Cartes des déclinaisons et inclinaisons de l'aiguille aimantée, rédigée d'après la table des observations magnétiques faites par les voyageurs depuis l'année 1775", petit in-4 carré ( 275 X 205 mm ), broché sous cartonnage de papier marbré. 8 grandes et belles cartes ( 500 X 660 mm ), tirées sur papier fort, rempliées de déclinaisons magnétiques ( 1 carte détachée ). Les variations magnétiques sur la surface de la terre sont indiquées en différents poins géographiques. Quelques rousseurs claires, agréable exemplaire, très rare, du dernier ouvrage publié du vivant de BUFFON. Voyages Explorations Marine Histoire Sciences Géographie Cartes Atlas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. 3 Platten gedruckt v. F.J. Maire, "Geographische General Karte Der Gränzen zwischen denen dreyen Kaiserthümern und ihren nach und nach geschehenen Veränderungen vom Jahr 1718 bis heutigen Tags oder Kriegs schauplatz gegenwärtigen Kriegs. Dieser general Karte sind nach verschiedene andere Partikulär Karten der angränzend sehr interessanten Ländern, auf einen grösseren Maasstab beigefügt von F.I.M.".

      - altkol., 1788, 66,5 x 149 Szántai Maire 1b. Ulbrich, VIII/1490. Dörflinger, Österreichsiche Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts, p. 97. Im Rahmen des Russisch-Österreichischen-Türkenkriegs von 1787-91 erschienene Karte, zeigt den nördlichen Balkan und das Schwarze Meer, von Triest im Westen bis Batumi im Osten, von den Dardanellen im Süden bis Czernowitz im Norden; die Kartusche zeigt den kaiserlichen Doppeladler und den Russischen Adler, dieser zerreißt gerade einen türkischen Turban; 2. Auflage; von 3 Platten gestochen, zusammengefügt, alte Faltung geglättet, alte Falzen teils aufgeplatzt und hinterlegt.

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        La Chasse au Fusil

      Imprimeries de Monsieur chez Théophile BARROIS - 1788. in8 reliure demi-veau, dos orné, EO complet du supplément de 1791 + 4p d'addition au supplément. Complet des figures et plans. Complet des 6 planches et 2 plans dépliants. Dos légèrement passé, coins légèrement rognés, une tache de mouillure sur les 20 premieres pages, quelques rousseurs, les pages 535 à 538 sont des photocopies d'une belle qualité. Bon état général Rare complet

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION, AND ON THE FÅ’DERAL AND STATE CONVENTIONS. By a Columbian Patriot

      Boston printed, New York: Re-printed [by Thomas Greenleaf], 1788. 22pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Light toning and foxing. Very good. Scarce pamphlet on the newly proposed federal constitution written by Mercy Otis Warren, though long attributed to Elbridge Gerry. Streeter calls this work "An intemperate attack on the proposed constitution." Warren writes with vigor, declaring the Federalist position to be akin to slavery: "And it is with inexpressible anxiety, that many of the best friends to the Union - to the peaceable and equal participation of the rights of nature, and to the glory and dignity of this country, behold the insidious arts, and the strenuous efforts of the partisans of arbitrary power, by their vague definitions of the best established truths, endeavouring to envelope the mind in darkness - the concomitant of slavery; and to lock the strong chains of domestic despotism on a country, which, by the most glorious and successful struggles, is but newly emancipated from the sceptre of foreign dominion." Throughout the Revolutionary period, historian, poet, and dramatist Mercy Otis Warren actively corresponded on political matters with numerous leaders including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and especially John Adams, who became her literary mentor in those early years of unrest. Her political views, however, diverged from those of Adams, who was himself a Federalist. "Warren's move away from attacks on the British and toward satiric treatments of American behavior is perhaps an early indication of her growing disapproval of the direction taken by American politics after the war. As Massachusetts turned more Federalist, the Warrens grew more insistently Republican. After expressing doubts about the quelling of Shays's Rebellion, James Warren was viewed with great suspicion, and his political career never revived. Mercy Warren went so far as to oppose the adoption of the federal Constitution. In a pamphlet published in Albany and wrongly attributed to the Warrens' friend Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814), Warren warned that the Constitution would create an 'aristocratic tyranny' that 'must soon terminate in the most uncontrouled despotism'" - ANB. This work was published first in Boston and later the same year in New York. A rare pamphlet - ESTC records only a handful of copies. This is the first copy that this firm has handled in our forty years of dealing in Americana. The last copy to appear in auction records is the Streeter copy (of the Boston edition) in 1967. EVANS 21112. ESTC W21346. STREETER SALE 1058 (ref). ANB (online).

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        Beiträge zu den neuesten astronomischen Entdeckungen

      Edited by Johann Elert Bode. Eight folding engraved plates. xiv, 288, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. calf-backed yellow boards (head of spine very slightly chipped), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Berlin: A.G. Lange, 1788. First edition of the first book of the great astronomer Schröter (1745-1816); it is in this work that he first outlined his plans for preparing a topography of the moon. Schröter established in Lilienthal one of the finest observatories in Europe, equipping it with the best instruments, all of which were paid for by George III. "For thirty years the observatory at Lilienthal was a center of astronomical research and was visited by foreign astronomers…Schröter was the first to observe the surface of the moon and the planets systematically over a long period. He made hundreds of drawings of lunar mountains and other features, and discovered and named the lunar rills."-D.S.B., XII, p. 226. This work consists of several treatises, the most important of which are Schröter's observations and conclusions on the rotation and atmosphere of Jupiter (pp. 1-137), his description of Herschel's 7-foot telescope (pp. 154-209), and his plan for a topography of the moon (pp. 221-47). A very fine and pretty copy from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria. ? King, History of the Telescope, p. 135. Lalande, p. 606. Poggendorff, II, 846-47.

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        A Summary of The Constitutional Laws of England, Being an Abridgement of Blackstone's Commentaries [with] "A List of Books Published By the Rev. Dr. Trusler". Not in Eller; compare Laeuchli 122 [not recording the eight page "List of Books" present here]

      Printed for the Author, at the Literary-Press [etc.], London 1788 - Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine chipped and the joints cracking, but quite firm, some lightish staining; the Taussig copy The rare first edition of the first abridgment of Blackstone, published within a decade of his death and the earliest of three to appear in the 18th century; six copies in ESTC (one in North America), none containing Trusler's "List of Books" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RELATION DES ILES PELEW SITUEES DANS LA PARTIE OCCIDENTALE DE L' OCEAN PACIFIQUE , COMPOSEE SUR LES JOURNAUX ET LES COMMUNICATIONS DE L' AUTEUR , ET DE QUELQUES-UNS DE SES OFFICIERS , QUI EN AOUT 1783 , Y ONT FAIT NAUFRAGE SUR " L' ANTELOPE "

      CHEZ LE JAY & CHEZ MADARAN, PARIS 1788 - 2 volumes in-8 de 282 + 274 pages , dans une reliure début XIXéme demi basane marron , dos plats ornés avec titrage doré , première édition bien complète du portrait en frontispice , de la carte dépliante et des 15 planches gravées hors-texte dont 12 dépliantes , les dos ont été restaurés , quelques mouillures et taches sans gravité , autrement bons exemplaires .

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        ATLAS de l'Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux.

      Imprimerie Royale Paris 1788 ATLAS seul de "l'Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux", "Cartes des déclinaisons et inclinaisons de l'aiguille aimantée, rédigée d'après la table des observations magnétiques faites par les voyageurs depuis l'année 1775", petit in-4 carré ( 275 X 205 mm ), broché sous cartonnage de papier marbré. 8 grandes et belles cartes ( 500 X 660 mm ), tirées sur papier fort, rempliées de déclinaisons magnétiques ( 1 carte détachée ). Les variations magnétiques sur la surface de la terre sont indiquées en différents poins géographiques. Quelques rousseurs claires, agréable exemplaire, très rare, du dernier ouvrage publié du vivant de BUFFON. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        THE HONOURS OF THE TABLE, or, Rules for Behaviour during Meals; with the whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cuts. Together with Directions for going to Market, and the Method of distinguishing good Provisions from bad;

      London, printed for the Author, at the Literary-Press, 1788.. to which is added A Number of Hints or concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all occasions in Life. By the Author of Principles of Politeness, &c. For the use of young people. FIRST EDITION 1788. 12mo approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 4 inches, 26 woodcuts by John Bewick, pages: [3], 4-120 plus 10 pages of A LIST of BOOKS PUBLISHED by the Rev. Dr. Trusler, 1790, new plain leather spine, old marbled boards with family tree printed on them. Boards rubbed and stained, corners worn with board showing at tips, 2 short closed tears neatly repaired, no loss, hardly noticeable, the last 3 pages of text have a small nick to fore-edge and all the catalogue pages have 2 small nicks to fore-edges, first free endpaper has neat repair to lower margin, a few tiny marks to margins, occasional pale foxing, slight age-browning, old ink names to first free endpaper, inner hinges cracked, binding sound, floral decorated book-plate on first pastedown of Irene Gosse, author of "A Florilege: Chosen From the Old Herbals" . A good copy. See: Thomas Hugo, The Bewick Collector, page 15, No. 31; William Gagle, A Matter of Taste, pages 736-737, No. 1025. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE HONOURS OF THE TABLE, or, Rules for Behaviour during Meals; with the whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cuts. Together with Directions for going to Market, and the Method of distinguishing good Provisions from bad

      London, printed for the Author, at the Literary-Press, 1788. to which is added A Number of Hints or concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all occasions in Life. By the Author of Principles of Politeness, &c. For the use of young people. FIRST EDITION 1788. 12mo approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 4 inches, 26 woodcuts by John Bewick, pages: [3], 4-120 plus 10 pages of A LIST of BOOKS PUBLISHED by the Rev. Dr. Trusler, 1790, new plain leather spine, old marbled boards with family tree printed on them. Boards rubbed and stained, corners worn with board showing at tips, 2 short closed tears neatly repaired, no loss, hardly noticeable, the last 3 pages of text have a small nick to fore-edge and all the catalogue pages have 2 small nicks to fore-edges, first free endpaper has neat repair to lower margin, a few tiny marks to margins, occasional pale foxing, slight age-browning, old ink names to first free endpaper, inner hinges cracked, binding sound, floral decorated book-plate on first pastedown of Irene Gosse, author of "A Florilege: Chosen From the Old Herbals" . A good copy. See: Thomas Hugo, The Bewick Collector, page 15, No. 31; William Gagle, A Matter of Taste, pages 736-737, No. 1025. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lehrbuch der Staats-Polizey-Wissenschaft

      Leipzig, in der Weidmannischen Buchhandlung 1788 - Ein Band in 8vo; LII, 612 SS., 8 Bll. Register; Halbleder der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, marmorierte Deckel mit verstärkten Ecken, gering berieben, Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, roter Schnitt, Innenseite Vorderdeckel mit Stempel Stockholm Högskola, innen sauber und frisch, ein sehr gutes dekoratives Exemplar. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses Lehrbuches von J.H. Jung (genannt Jung-Stilling, 1740-1817). Er zählt als Verfasser populärer religiöser Schriften und Romane, als Mediziner und Augenchirurg, als Jugendfreund Goethes, als Briefpartner bzw. Berater des Zaren Alexander I. und des Kurfürsten Karl Friedrich von Baden und schließlich als Hochschullehrer und Verfasser zahlreicher ökonomischer Schriften und Lehrbücher zu den bekanntesten Persönlichkeiten der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Nach dem Medizinstudium war Jung zunächst als Arzt und Staroperateur tätig und verfasste nebenher Abhandlungen über wirtschaftliche Vorgänge seiner Heimatregion, durch deren Veröffentlichung er sich für ein Lehramt an der neu gegründeten Hohen Kameralschule in Kaiserslautern qualifizierte. Weitere Stationen seiner beruflichen Laufbahn als Professor der Kameralwissenschaften waren die Universitäten Heidelberg und Marburg. Nach Übernahme der neuen Aufgabe in Kaiserslautern begann Jung bereits 1779 damit, die in den Vorlesungen behandelten Sachgebieten in Form mehrerer Lehrbücher herauszubringen. An allen drei Wirkungsstätten als Professor der Kameralwissenschaften erwarb sich Jung beachtliche Verdienste bei der Etablierung der neuen Wissensgebiete als Fächer des akademischen Studiums. (Lexikon ökonomischer Werke, S. 224-225). Unter dem Begriff Polizey versteht Jung „alle Mittel, welche die regierende Gewalt anwendet, die bürgerliche Gesellschaft zu ordnen und einzurichten, daß jeder einzelne und mit ihm das Ganze sicher, ruhig und bequem seine irdische Glückseligkeit erlangen kan, und würklich erlangt.“ (Seite XXXIII-XXXIV). Humpert 7587, Masui 918, Menger Sp. 49, Sauer 5/1968: 1203 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter from the Cape of Good Hope in the London Chronicle

      sold by T. Wilkie, London 1788 - Folio, eight pages measuring 220 x 290 mm. This issue of the London Chronicle dated 26-29 April 1788 contains a brief but informative dispatch from an unidentified First Fleet officer penned at the Cape of Good Hope and dated November 7 1787. Although the extract is succinct, this issue of the Chronicle represents a very early printing of news relating to the First Fleet, and effectively relays news of the Fleet en-route (although published after the landing and official settlement of New South Wales). A good sense of the primacy of newspaper printings such as this example is given by the fact that news from Botany Bay in book form (namely the "Officer" account and Watkin Tench) appeared in early April the following year. The passage is captioned "Extract of a Letter from an Officer in the Botany Bay Fleet, dated Cape of Good Hope, Nov. 7, 1787". The single paragraph does not give any direct clues as to its author, but is the work of someone senior enough to know that the plan had changed and that they no longer planned to make landfall at remote Kerguelen Island, a change which "will in some degree shorten the dismal length of passage we have yet to encounter". It is possible that the letter was written by a medical officer, as the author records a total of 12 dead since the departure from England. Front cover rubbed with slight loss of lettering at the centrefold, otherwise very good.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. C. Jaeck n. Oesfeld hrsg. v. Treuer b. Simon Schropp, "Karte vom Fürstenthum Halberstadt, den Grafschaften Wernigerode u. Hohenstein und der Abtey Quedlinburg .".

      - dat. 1788, 65,5 x 46,5 (H) Unten rechts die Titelkartusche, oben links weitere Kartusche mit Erklärungen, rechts oben Windrose ( = 2. Zustand dieser seltenen Karte ). - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar.

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      .: Geschenk voor de Jeugd. 2nd edition. Amsterdam by Johannes Allart, 1788 a.o. 5 Vols. Uniform (small 8vo.) Half calf, marbled. Gold embossed. Some stains, Vol 5 , small cut in the binding. Overall, very nice, rare set. Vol.1: 216 pgs. Engraved titlepage by R.Vinkeles (handcoloured) for

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        Johann Richardsons Vorschläge zu neuen Vortheilen beym Bierbrauen. Nebst Beschreibung seines neuerfundenen Instruments, um den Gehalt des Bieres zu erforschen

      Aus dem Englischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt. Mit einer Vorrede begleitet von D. Lorenz Crell. Engraved frontis. 20 p.l.(incl. frontis.), 234 pp. 8vo, cont. blue boards, flat spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Berlin & Stettin: F. Nicolai, 1788. First edition in German, a translation of Theoretic Hints on an Improved Practice of Brewing Malt-Liquors (1st ed.: 1777) by Richardson (fl. 1778-98). The text by Richardson has been greatly augmented with important additions by Lorenz Crell (1744-1816), professor of chemistry and mineralogy at Brunswick and later at Göttingen and an early proponent of Lavoisier. Crell was an active correspondent of all the leading chemists in Germany and other countries and his journals diffused a knowledge of the French, British, and Swedish discoveries in Germany. Fine copy. ? Schoellhorn 255.

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        M. Acci Plauti Comoediae I-IV

      Tommaso Bettinelli, Venezia, 1788. In-quarto incisione in antiporta; XXIV+439 (I), 536 (II), 587 (III), 440 (IV); preziosa edizione annotata dal padovano Giovanni Antonio Volpi; cop dell'epoca ottime condizioni.

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        Rangaku Kaitei [trans.: Introduction to the Dutch Language]

      32 folded leaves; 31 folded leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. N.p.: 1788. First edition of Otsuki's highly important introduction to Dutch language and studies; it is the first primer on Dutch studies published in Japan. Gentaku Otsuki (1757-1827), studied Dutch medicine under Gempaku Sugita and learned Dutch from Ryotaku Maeno. Entering the service of the Date family, lords of Sendai, he set up the Shirando (a school), where his followers included Sokichi Hashimoto, Sampaku Inamura, Saisuke Yamamura, and others. During the Bunka era (1804-1818), Otsuki studied astronomy on orders from the shogunate, and translated Chomel's encyclopedia under the title Kosei shimpen. The Rangaku kaitei is organized in two volumes and 25 chapters. Volume I gives a brief description of the history and background of Dutch studies, while Volume II is divided into sections entitled Letters, Numbers and Measures, Rhyme, Phonology, Rhetoric, Exegesis, Interpretation, Translation of Words, Translation of Texts, Explanation of Terms, Synonyms, Idioms, Auxiliary Particles, Punctuation, Bibliography, and Explication, with brief descriptions of each topic. While the work was intended for beginners and is far from complete, it gained wide acceptance as a systematic grammar of Dutch, and greatly stimulated interest in this language among the general public. Fine set.

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        Bergwerks lexicon, Författadt af ... Första - Andra Delen. Tryckt hos Johan A. Carlbohm.

      Stockholm 1788-89. Liten 4to. (24 x 19 cm.). [10], 1096; [2], 1248, [26] s. Samtidige fine skb. Bindenes ytterkanter med noen små sår. Forsatsene noe brunplettet. Samtidig navnestempel nederst på tittelbl. Enkelte bretter. Et plansjebind er også utgitt.

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        Observations d'un voyageur anglais, sur la Maison de force appelée Bicêtre ; suivies de réflexions sur les effets de la sévérité des peines et sur la législation criminelle de la Grande-Bretagne. Avec une lettre de M. Benjamin Franklin.

      Sans lieu, sans nom, 1788 ; in-8 ; demi veau glacé, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge, tranches marbrées (reliure du XIXe) ; VII pp., (1) f. d'errata, 128 pp. De la bibliothèque D. Dubourgneu en lettres dorées en pied du dos.Edition originale de ce rare et violent pamphlet contre le système pénitentiaire français qui n'engendre que du crime.Coiffe supérieure usée avec épidermure en haut du dos et charnière fendue, bel exemplaire intérieur.

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        Briefe an Lina als Mädchen. (Bd. 2 und 3: .als Mutter.) Ein Buch für junge Frauenzimmer die ihr Herz und ihren Verstand bilden wollen.

      Martin Gräff, 1788-97., Leipzig. - Mit 3 gestoch. Front. Tit., 266 S., 1 Bl. (Errata); XII, 249, 2 S. (Verzeichniß einiger Schrifen); 240 S. Bd. 1 erschien erstmals 1785 in Speyer, die Fortsetzungsbände 2 und 3 liegen hier in erster Auflage vor. - ADB 17, S. 717ff.; Goed. IV, 1, 597, 40, 9; Wegehaupt IV, 1243; Ehrlich-Haefeli etc. "Mütter und Mütterlichkeit" S. 73ff.; ausführliche Würdigung s. Neumann "Zwischen Emanzipation und Anpassung S. 60 ff wo u.a. zu lesen ist "La Roche verfasste die "Briefe an Lina" von einem gesellschaftlichen Standpunkt aus, der die sozialen Gegebebenheiten und Strukturen akzeptiert, weil die Zufriedenheit im eigenen Stand Voraussetzung für ein glückliches Leben ist". "Sophie von La Roches Romane und Prosaschriften wie [.] "Briefe an Lina" [.], die zwischen Fiktion, Belehrung und Lebensratgeber changierten. "Häuslichkeit" war sicher das propagierte Ziel und der entsprechende Rahmen, an dem alles gemessen wurde. Bei aller Vielstimmigkeit, Widersprüchlichkeit und Verständigung bleiben jedoch die getrennten Sphären, Aufgaben, Rollen und besonders die Hierarchie der Geschlechter unantastbar und nicht hintergehbar" (Becker-Cantarino, Die ersten deutschen Frauenzeitschriften). - Text durchgehend etwas gebräunt und teilweise wasserfleckig, trotzdem habenswertes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werkes. Marmor. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit roten Rückenschildchen und ornament. Rückenvergold., etwas bestoßen und berieben.

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        1788 Illustrated LONDON England CASTLES Maps Atlas St Paul Cathedral 2v SET

      Paris : Buisson, 1788. - 1788 Illustrated LONDON England CASTLES Maps Atlas St Paul Cathedral 2v SET FILLED with Beautiful Copper Folding Engravings An incredible 2 volume set of the architecture of London incorporated into a charming traveler’s guide! Main author: Alphonse de Serres de La Tour Title: Londres et ses environs, ou Guide des voyageurs curieux et amateurs dans cette partie de l'Angleterre. ouvrage fait a Londres par M. D. S. D. L. Published: Paris : Buisson, 1788. Language: French Notes & content: • 2 volume set • Beautifully illustrated with folding engravings! o Westminster Abbey o St. Paul’s Cathedral o Lord Mayor of London Hotel o Royal Exchange o Convent Garden o Large Map of England, Ireland, and Scotland o Royal Hospital of Chelsea o Greenwich Hospital o Royal Palace of Windor-Castle o And more FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 372 + 323 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Paris : Buisson, 1788. Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $599 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED BY SAMUEL HUNTINGTON AS GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT]

      Norwich, Ct, 1788. 1p. Foxed, paper infill to replace paper loss from removal of wax seal, not affecting text, except for one word of closing address. Backed on archival tissue. Good. Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence, writes as Governor of Connecticut to an unidentified recipient regarding sending copies of Connecticut's state statutes to the newly formed Federal government. He writes: "Sir, I am in want of thirteen setts or copies of all the statutes of this state which have been made & passed since the adjourned Assembly in 1784 January sessession [sic] that is, since the laws were revised. Those late statutes are wanted for use of the United States agriably to an Act of Congress. I wish to be informed as soon as may be whether you have them in print, not bound, & can supply me with thirteen sets of them." In addition to marking his place in history with his signature on the Declaration of Independence, Huntington also served as president of the Continental Congress, and was the third governor of Connecticut, serving for ten years, until his death in 1796.

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        Plan der Gegend bey Minden. Peterman sc. Lipsiae.':.

      - Kupferstich v. J.C. Petermann, um 1788, 46 x 53,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 499. - Karte des Gebietes zwischen Bückeburg, Petershagen und Lübbecke mit Einzeichnungen Truppenstellungen. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Mittig Minden.

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        Voyages en Allemagne. Traduits de l'anglois & revus sur l'original allemand.

      Paris, Regnault, 1788 ; 3 vol. in-8, reliures de l'époque veau marbré, dos lisses ornés, pièces rouges et vertes. Édition légèrement différente et beaucoup plus rare que celle parue la même année chez Buisson. Elle est agrémentée de 2 portraits et d'une grande carte repliée.L'auteur traite de la littérature, des murs, de la politique, des spectacles, de la prostitution, etc., dans différentes villes allemandes.- Absent de Chadenat.- Brunet, 20 277.Bel exemplaire.

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne.

      1788. A LONDRES. 1788. In-Folio.Carré. Cartonné. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Pliures. Ouvrage de 7 planches de cartes géographiques en noir et blanc ( manque la carte n°1) + environ 40 / 50 pages de tableaux, dont certains dépliants + 94 planches collationées, de tactique et plans de bataille (dont la planche n°48 en double) + 13 planches dépliantes de tableaux + 19 pages de tableaux en fin d'ouvrage (Format A4). Marges abîmées par de petites déchirures. Manque 2 parties sur le dos Vélin. Coins et coupes des plats frottés.

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        VOYAGE D'AUVERGNE .

      1788 . Paris ,Libr. Onfroy , In 8° relié pleine basane .Dos lisse orné de caissons dorés et de fleurons .Pièce de titre rouge .Encadrement sur les plats .Filet doré sur les coupes .Tranches jaspées (Coiffe sup.lég. Élimée sur la moitié de sa largeur ). Frontispice dépliant représentant Clermond-Ferrant .XII ,551 pp.Bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage peu commun qui traite avant tout de la ville de Clermond Ferrant .

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        From the timber business he and brothers Ethan and Ira had organized on Lake Champlain, Levi Allen writes to his wife in St. Johns, Quebec that he hopes to take advantage of the wind and sail north to St. John with timber now that "the raft of boards is this day compleated."

      Colchester Bay Montee's Chanty (Vermont): , June 5, 1788. Colchester Bay Montee's Chanty (Vermont), June 5, 1788. 6.25" x 8". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Levi Allen,"" 1.5 pages, 6.25"" x 8"". Colchester Bay Montee's Chanty, June 5, 1788. Integral leaf addressed to his wife, ""Mrs. Nancy Allen/St. Johns."" Colchester Bay, Vermont, is on Lake Champlain. The Richelieu River flows north from Lake Champlain. St. Johns is on the Richelieu in Quebec, about 60 miles north of Colchester.In full, ""In Good health & high Spirits wish you the Same, Compts to Brother Jos & Sisters Betsey Miss Betsey & My Little Daughter. The Raft of Boards is this day completed. Shall Run Out of the River the first Calm, & Take the Advantage of the first South Wind hope to be at St. Johns in about ten days & hope to see you much better than I left you on all accts. Dear Nancy at times depressed with the Idea of former misfortunes but Spirit & Friends Enough to carry me through with a little of your help though weak of Infinite Consequence I cannot go Into a general detail, but beg leave to say you know am handy to not only forgiv but--- Dear Nancy your faithful Friend."" In 1771, brothers Ethan, Levi and Ira Allen left their native Connecticut for the New Hampshire Grants [later, Vermont] and founded the Onion River Land Company for buying lands in the area. Levi Allen (1746-1801), younger brother of Ethan and older brother of Ira, changed sides several times during the Revolutionary War before swearing allegiance to the King, setting up a trading post near the British fort at St. John on the Richelieu River. Levi Allen and his brothers hoped to develop a successful trading company. In a December 19, 1787, letter to younger brother Ira, Levi told him that if he succeeds, ""my poor designing enemies will wilt away like mushrooms."" If he fails, ""Hell will answer for me as well as purgatory."" British authorities in Quebec were unwilling to grant Vermont trade concessions or timber contracts, so Levi went to London in 1789, a year after writing this letter, to negotiate directly with the British; he was unsuccessful. While in London, he thought of another way to help the business. In June 1789, he wrote Ira that he ""can get an act of parliament for cutting a canal from St. John's in the most convenient place."" Nothing came of this either. In 1795, Ira was also unsuccessful in convincing Britain to construct a canal connecting Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence River. Each spring, the Allens floated large rafts of Champlain Valley timber north. In this letter, written in the spring of 1788, Levi tells Nancy that ""the Raft of Boards is this day compleated"" and that he will put it on the ""River the first Calm & Take the Advantage of the first South Wind."" The Richelieu flowed north from Lake Champlain into Canada so there was no profitable way for the Allens to develop trading with Albany, New York City, Boston, or anywhere south. They could only trade with Canada. Levi refers to his ""misfortunes"" and his being ""depressed."" It got worse. By the mid-1790s, the brothers were in financial trouble. Levi petitioned the British government for land grants on the Canadian frontier as compensation for his losses as a Loyalist in the Revolution to no avail. There were rumors that Levi was so bitter over his treatment by the British that he was planning to invade Quebec. Ira concluded that his family's financial condition could only be improved if the British were forced out of Quebec. By 1796, England feared American support of a French-Canadian uprising. After his trip to London, Ira had gone to Paris where he purchased arms for the Vermont militia. In November 1796, the cargo was confiscated by the British as his ship, the ""Olive Branch,"" headed out to the Atlantic, claiming that it was military cargo to be used against the British. In June 1797, at St. Johns, Quebec, Levi Allen was unjustly accused of being involved in a conspiracy against the British, arrested and briefly jailed. It wasn't until 1804, three years after Levi's death, that Ira Allen was able to establish the validity of his claims that the guns were for the Vermont state militia and not for a rebellion in Quebec. In a review of ""Ethan Allen and His Kin: Correspondence: 1772-1819"" (1998) published in the April 2001 issue of ""William and Mary Quarterly,"" Robert E. Shalhope writes of Nancy's relationship with Levi: ""After every misadventure, after every drunken debauch, he would apologize and promise that the next business speculation would bring wealth and with it family happiness and peace. He had only the kindest words for her perseverance and her goodness...The letters of Ethan and Ira Allen are remarkable in their total lack of personal detail. Both men remain completely impersonal figures. In large part, this is what makes the letters of Levi Allen so interesting and informative. Perhaps the most obsessive of the brothers in pursuit of the main chance [to be successful], Levi was also the most introspective. He worried constantly over the fate of his wife and child after each of his misadventures blew up in his face and placed his family in increasingly dire straits. Levi's letters take the reader into the very heart, mind, and soul of the petty speculator. They also reveal a man battling none too successfully against an addiction to alcohol. Of all the Allen brothers, then, only Levi comes to life in these letters. He was truly a pathetic figure and yet very much of a man of his time."" With usual folds, the letter is in fine condition. A circular seal stain appears on the left of the first page not affecting the legibility of the darkly penned letter."

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        Chasse aux bibliographes et antiquaires mal-avisés

      2Vlmes in8,reliures demi-basane;caissons,pieces de titres. A Londres chez N.APHOBE 1788.Editions originaless.

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        IDÉES SUR LE GESTE ET L'ACTION THÉÂTRALE PAR M. ENGEL, DE L'ACADÉMIE ROYALE DE BERLIN; SUIVIES D'UNE LETTRE, DU MÊME AUTEUR, SUR LA PEINTURE MUSICALE. . . . TOME PREMIER [-SECONDE].

      Paris [et al.]: Chez Barrois . . ., 1788. First edition in French. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. [4],324; [4],295 pp. plus 34 plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, gilt eather labels, edges red. Calf worn at edges, corners, and joints, spine ends chipped. Toning in margins of endpapers and title pages, affecting some text, light scattered foxing. Very good. 1788-1789. First edition in French, after the German first edition of 1785-1786, "Ideen zu einer Mimik." Johan Jakob Engel (1741-1802) was a popular German Romantic philosopher, playwright, and, from 1787 to 1784, chief director of the Royal National Theater of Berlin. Illustrated with thirty-four fine etchings by Jacques-Louis Copia (1764-1799) of stage characters, male and female, in various poses, costumes, and scenes.

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

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

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        Melethemata inauguralia unito a: Iosephi Antonii Dardana phil. et med. doct. et medici nosocomii vercellensis in agaricum campestrem veneno in patria infamem acta ad amicissimum et amantissimum Victorium Picum M.D. Augusta Taurinorum, Excudebat Ioan. Mich. Briolus, 1788

      Excudebat Ioan. Mich. Briolus, 1788. In-8°, pp.(4), 283, 32, 2 tav. f.t. più volte ripieg. colorate e incise dallo Stagnon, legatura in piena pelle con titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Timbro di possesso al frontespizio. Raro e interessante studio sui funghi del medico torinese Vittorio Pico che fu il primo a definire il pregiatissimo tartufo bianco Tuber Magnatum ovvero "tartufo dei potenti". Da qui deriva il nome botanico Tuber Magnatum Pico. L'opera si compone di cinque parti così suddivise: Ex physica de fungorum generatione, p (1)-103; Ex materia medica de fungis, p (105)-167; Ex theorica de sumptomatibus quae fungorum venenatorum esum consequi solent, p 237-264; Ex praxi de ratione medendi iis qui a fungis veneficis male habent, p 265-283. A pag. 79 ("... Naribis, & Palato deliciosissimum Autumni productum ..." ) viene descritto il tartufo bianco che il medico piemontese curiosamente, d'accordo con i più insigni studiosi torinesi dell'epoca, continua a ritenere i funghi ipogei come appartenenti al regno animale. Il secondo scritto è una lettera dell'amico Giuseppe Antonio Dardana su alcuni funghi velenosi. Per la seconda opera Biografia medica piemontese, pag. 242

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        ORACION FUNEBRE, QUE EN LAS EXEQUIAS SOLEMNES CELEBRADAS POR LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA EL DIA 29 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1788 A LA BUENA MEMORIA DEL SEÑOR D. ANDRES BORJA Y MONTERO, DIXO

      Imprenta de Andrés García Rico, Salamanca 1788 - 75 pp. 14 x 19,5 cm. Sin encuadernar. Papel buen estado, con leve ondulación. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        Trois textes reliés ensemble : I. Doléances sur les surcharges que le Gens du peuple supportent en toute espèce d'impots ; avec des observations historiques & politiques sur l'origine & l'accroissement de la Taille ; sur l'assujetissement du Tiers-Etat au paiement de la totalité de ce Tribut, & sur les moyens légitimes de soulager les Taillables, & de rétablir les Finances, sans recourir à de nouveaux Impots (1788) - II. Principes sur les Etats-Généraux et sur leur Convocation, suivis de quelques projets de réforme dans le Législation civile & criminelle, & dans l'instruction des Procès criminels par un docteur en droit (1789) - III. Instruction pour les personnes chargées de ma Procuration aux Assemblées de Baillage relatives aux Etats-Généraux par Geoffroy de Limon et Emmanuel Sieyes.

      Le 2e texte est édité par Momoro, pas de mention d'éditeur pour les 2 autres, 1788,1789, de 13x20.5 cm environ, (1) ff., viij pp., 248 pp., iii pp., 160 pp., 75 pp., (1) ff., pleine reliure d'époque, dos lisse avec pièce de titre rouge, orné de fleurons dorés, chasses dorées et coupes dorées, tranches finement mouchetées, gardes de couleurs. Galerie de ver sur un mors sur 5 cm avec petit manque de cuir sur la coiffe, 1 coupe frottée, rares rousseurs, bon état pour le reste. Trois textes reliés ensemble.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        La Grece et ses iles

      Parigi: Sanson et Compagnie, 1788 - Incisione acquarellata sui confini all'acquaforte di mm 440 x 350 alla battuta su carta di filo filigranata. Ottimo foglio. Proviene dall'album di tavole relative all'opera "Voyage du jeune anacharsis en Grece, dans le milieu du quatrieme siecle avant l'ere vulgaire". Lieve alone di gora nella parte più alta della carta vicino al margine superiore. Barbié du Bocage ‹. dü bokàa??›, Jean-Denis. - Cultore di geografia storica (Parigi 1760 - ivi 1825), prof., dal 1809, di geografia all'univ. di Parigi. Disegnò con metodo scientifico le prime carte storiche della Grecia antica, che furono unite alla relazione delle scoperte archeologiche dello Choiseul-Gouffier. Di queste carte fece diverse edizioni fino al 1824. Per J.-J. Barthélemy disegnò l'Atlante inserito nel Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce (1788). Fu tra i fondatori della Société de géographie (1821). Per il resto ottime condizioni. 18mo secolo

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        Teoria e pratica di architettura civile per istruzione della gioventù specialmente romana...

      Antonio Fulgoni, 1788. Edizione originale. In folio, p. VIII,270,cb. In fine, 13 tavole più volte ripiegate (inc. Conte Carpegna, stampate su carta pesante). Alcune incisioni nel testo. Esemplare eccellente. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con angoli. (Riccardi, I, 134; Comolli, IV, 85 - 89: "una delle raccolte architettoniche le più ben fatte e le più utili"; Cicognara, 562).

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