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        A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade.

      London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Chemisches W

      Leipzig, Weidmanns, 1788-1791. 8vo. In 6

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inge Utzt]
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        TheHistory of Great Britain, From the First Invasion of it by the Romans Under Julius Caesar

      1796 - London - T Cadell et al., 1788 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. All volumes of Robert Henry's History of Great Britain plusJames Pettit Andrews' continuation. Two books are bound ineachvolume. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. 8 plates to volumes I, books I and II,including folding frontispiece. 1plate to volume II, bookIV. Half a plate 'Hibernicus Oceanus' loosely inserted to volume VI, bookXI. No collation found for plates, however binding instructions for book I and II plates bound in volume IX andall plates are present. Henry's six volume History of England is his most successful work. It attracted the support of the Earl of Masfield and brought the author over 3,000. James Petit Andrews' continuation of Henry's work was equally as popular. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, generally smart. Rubbing to spines and joints. Small crack to front joint of volume V (books IX and X). Front hinge to volume II (books III and IV) is starting but firm. All volumes have prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown,E H Greenly. Her signature is written to the title pages of volumes VII (books XIII and XIV),V (IX and X),VI(XI and XII) as wellasvolume III (V and VI). Her signature is to the pastedown of volume IV (books VII and VIII). Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages areage toned from paper used and there is scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Lettres Ecrites de Lausanne. Premiere Partie. [And] Caliste ou Suite des Lettres Écrites de Lausanne. Seconde Partie.

      A Geneve Et se trouve a Paris Chez Prault Imprimeur du Roi. 1788 - 2 volumes in 1. 8vo, 187 x 118 mms., pp. [iv], [3], 4 - 118 [119 - 120 Errata]; [ii], [2], 3 - 148 [149 - 151 Errata, 152 blank], including half-title for each part, contemporary half sheepskin, spine gilt in compartments to a flower motif, black leather label, a very good copy with the ownership autograph "Lady C. Hornby's/ October 1804" on each half-title, the presentation inscription, "Charlotte Hornby/ 1804/ Bequeathed to/ Sophia Hesketh/ Nov. 1805." The book label of the Easton Neston Library is on the front paste-down end-paper. Sophia Hesketh is possibly the wife of the naval officer Sir Phipps Hornby (1785–1867), but the book seems to have some association the Hornby family. Isabelle de Charrière (1740 – 1805), known also as Belle van Zuylen, met James Boswell, who thought about asking her to marry him several times. He made some sort of proposal in 1766, which his father and Isabelle's father both rejected. The work is an imaginary epistolary correspondence between Madame de Maintenon and Ninon de l'Enclos, Louis de Mornay, and the Marquise de Villarceaux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Neue Art, mathematische und astronomische Instrumente abzutheilen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt,und herausgegeben von J. S. Halle.

      Berlin Pauli 1788 - (24,5 x 19,5 cm). 70 S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit 10 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der französische Physiker Chaulnes (1714-1769), Ehrenmitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften, wendet 1768 erstmals das Mikroskop zur Bestimmung von Brechungsindices an. In vorliegendem Werk beschreibt er die Herstellung eines Gerätes zum Gravieren von Skalenteilungen einschließlich eines Spezialmikroskops. - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht angeschmutzt und berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Vgl. Poggendorff I, 425 (EA). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Anti-Kant.

      München, bei Joseph Lentner, nächst dem schönen Thurme; 1788 - 429 Seiten; Halbledereinband mit Lederecken; Rotschnitt; sehr gepflegtes ORIGINAL aus Klosterbibliothek. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 300

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Vue du Palais ImpŽrial de Petrowski

      Artist: Engelmann Godefroy (-1839) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: c 1820 1788 - Artist: Engelmann, Godefroy (1788-1839) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: c. 1820; - Condition: Perfect condition, WIDE-MARGINED, Counterlaid; color="#373737">View of the Imperial Palace of Petrovsky, near Moscow, a Russian-Ottoman style castle within walls. Godefroy Engelmann was a 19th-century Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer.Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in MŸhlhausen, a small town near the France/Switzerland/Germany border. At the time of his birth Mulhouse was a free German republic associated with the Swiss Confederation, but was annexed by France 10 years later. He died in that same town in 1839, from a tumor in his neck.Engelmann trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux, and he studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Godefroy Engelmann was a 19th-century Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer.Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in MŸhlhausen, a small town near the France/Switzerland/Germany border. At the time of his birth Mulhouse was a free German republic associated with the Swiss Confederation, but was annexed by France 10 years later. He died in that same town in 1839, from a tumor in his neck.Engelmann trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux, and he studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste RegnaultÕs atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he travelled to Munich, Germany to study lithography, a German invention. The following spring, he founded La SociŽtŽ Lithotypique de Mulhouse. In June 1816 he opened a workshop in Paris.Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to Franc and later, commercializing chromolithography. In 1837 he was granted an English patent for a process of chromolithography that provided consistently high-quality results.Throughout his life, he produced large numbers of prints, including numerous plates for Baron Isidore Justin SŽverin Taylor's celebrated collection of lithographs, ÇVoyages pittoresques et romantiques dans lÕancienne FranceÈ.Engelmann's Paris printing company, Engelmann et Graf was passed on to his son, Godefroy Engelmann II (born 1819), who carried on his father's work with the same high artistic quality until his own death in 1897.

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        AVENTURAS DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANA ROBADAS A ESPAÑA, Y ADOPTADAS EN FRANCIA POR MONSIEUR LE SAGE, RESTITUIDAS A SU PATRIA Y A SU LENGUA NATIVA POR UN ESPAÑOL ZELOSO QUE NO SUFRE SE BURLEN DE SU NACIÓN.

      - SEGUNDA EDICIÓN ESPAÑOLA. Cinco volúmenes. Vol. 1: 15 hh.+336 pp. Vol. 2: 2 hh.+283 pp. Vol. 3: 2 hh.+287 pp. Vol. 4: 2 hh.+328 pp. Vol. 5: 2 hh.+344 pp. Enc. en media piel con nervios y planos gofrados, excepto el tomo 1 que está en pasta española por ser de diferente procedencia. Muy buenos ejemplares, muy limpios y bien conservados. 20,5x14,8. Imp. de D. Benito Monfort. Valencia, 1788-1791. Palau ref. 136299. Posteriormente se publicarian los tomos 6 y 7 con adiciones a la obra. LIBROS ANTIGUOS

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        Délibérations et mémoires de la Société royale de la généralité de Rouen. 3 Bände.

      Rouen, Lallemant (Vol. 1-2) und Oursel (Vol. 3), 1763-1788. - Mit 2 gestochenen Front. und 3 (1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 367 S.; XVI, 350 S., 1 Bl. Errata; VIII, 348 S., 1 Bl. Approbation. Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung; Band 3 abweichend gebunden; bestoßen und beschabt. Goldsmiths 37390; Higgs 2876 (gibt nur 2 Tafeln an; wie Goldsmiths ohne Bd. 3); Frère 333. - Seltene Publikation, besonders mit Bd. 3, der 11 Jahre nach band 2 erschien. Die ersten 164 S. in Band 3 mit einer Partie historique. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan des Isle Kurilles et des Terres peu connues.

      Artist: La PŽrouse Jean Francois; Issued in: Paris; date: 1788 - Artist: La PŽrouse, Jean Francois; Issued in: Paris; date: 1788; - Condition: Very good; Map shows the south part of Kamtschatka, the Kurile Islands and the north coast of Japan, on inset map Kamtschatka with the Commadeur Islands and partly the Aleutian Islands (Alaska)

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        L'Indépendant, nouvelle anglaise imitée par M. Soulès. Londres: Cadell, et se trouve à Paris: chez Lagrange, 1788; [Bound after:] [CHARRIÈRE, Isabelle de.] Lettres écrites de Lausanne. Premiere partie. [Caliste ou Suite des lettres écrites de Lausanne. Second partie.]

      A Geneve, et se trouve a Paris, chez Prualt, 1788 - Together 2 works in 3 volumes bound as one, octavo (195 x 120 mm), L'Indépendant in two parts, the second part with separate pagination and register but no divisional title, as issued. Contemporary French marbled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments with CM cipher, red morocco label, sides with gilt roll borders, marbled endpapers and edges. Skilful repair to headcaps and joints, occasional browning, L'Indépendant, pt 1, with 2 leaves (sigs. G1 and G2) bound out of order after sig. F4; very good. With the half-titles. First edition of each work. The Independent (1784) was an English-language novel in two volumes by the ill-fated Scottish poet and playwright Andrew Macdonald (1757–1790). It is here "imitated" by the French historian and translator François Soulés (1748–1809), author of the two-volume Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise (London, 1785), for the second edition of which Thomas Jefferson supplied Soulés with materials. In 1804, when he applied for Napoleon's recently established Légion d'honneur, Soulés stated that he had been resident in England for 12 years and had worked for Whitworth, the British ambassador to France. The cipher on the spine is that of Caroline Bonaparte (1782–1839), third and youngest sister of Napoleon. In 1800/02 she married Joachim Murat (1767–1815), who became King of Naples in 1808. After her husband was court-martialled and shot in 1815, she was forced to leave the country, and styled herself as the Countess of Lipona. She settled in Trieste, North Italy, and married General MacDonald (no relation of the novelist), one of Marat's ex-ministers. The first work in the volume is the two-volume epistolary novel by Isabelle de Charrière (1740–1805), known in the Netherlands as Belle van Zuylen, the admirer and supporter of Rousseau and correspondent of David-Louis Constant d'Hermenches, James Boswell, Benjamin Constant, and her German translator Ludwig Ferdinand Huber. L'Indépendant is rare, with no copy in the British Library: OCLC locates two copies, at BnF and Augsburg, to which ESTC adds Biblioteka Narodowa, Warsaw.

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        Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les Etats-Unis de L'Amérique Septentrionale Par un Citoyen de Virginie

      Paris: Chez Froullé, 1788, 1788. First edition. Sabin 47206; Howes M-456. Edges a little rubbed; a few corners bumped; a very good copy in a handsome contemporary binding.. 4 vols, 8vo, contemporary tree calf, marbled endpapers, black leather labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Half-titles present. An interesting and important work on economic, political and cultural life in America during the Revolution by Italian Filippo Mazzei (1739-1816), physician, wine merchant and horticulturist who moved to Virginia in 1773 to promote the cultivation of grapes and other fruits. He lived close to Charlottesville, where he and his next-door neighbor, Thomas Jefferson, became kindred spirits and lasting friends. His Recherches constitute his memoirs and observations of his tenure in America. See the DAB for an account of this "extraordinarily versatile" man.

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        Imman. Joh. Gerhard Schellers ausführliches und möglichst vollständiges lateinisch-deutsches Lexicon oder Wörterbuch zum Behufe der Erklärung der Alten und Übung in der lateinischen Sprache in drey Bänden (KOMPLETT) - A bis Z UND: Deutsch-lateinisches Lexicon oder Wörterbuch zur Übung in der lateinischen Sprache: A bis Z (KOMPLETT) - insgesamt 4 Bände des kompletten Werks.

      Caspar Fritsch; 1788/ 1789. - 7830 + 2840 Seiten; durchgehende Zählung; zweispaltig; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise stockfleckig; Orig.Ganzleder mit altersbedingtem Abrieb und Metall-Leder-Schnallen; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; Bei dem deutsch-lateinischen Teil sind die Schnallen defekt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 4 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7500 Zweyte sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage;. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Custumale Roffense, From the Original Manuscript in the Archives of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: To which are added. Memorials of that Cathedral Church; and some Account of the Remains of Churches, Chapels, Chantries, etc. Whose Instruments of Foundation, and Endowment, are for the most part contained in the Registrum Roffense; with divers curious pieces of Ecclesiastical Antiquity, Hitherto unnoticed, in the said Diocese. The whole intended as a Supplement to that Work. Illustrated with Copper Plates, from accurate Drawings; Taken principally under the Editor's Inspection.

      Printed by and for John Nichols, Red Lion Passage, Fleet-Street, 1788., 1788. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp.iv; 266. With engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title page vignette, engraved colophon and 56 engraved plates, five of which are folding. Entire uncut/untrimmed copy with deckle edges. Bound in twentieth century half grey calf over marbled sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands. Light and occasional browning within but essentially contents are fine; first and last leaves guarded when rebound. Externally near fine. John Thorpe, a Fellow of the Royal Society, had an abiding interested in the architecture of Kent, and the Registrum Roffense, a collection of the monuments of Rochester Cathedral, was published by his son John, almost a decade after his death, with assistance from John Baynard of the Navy Office. In 1788 Thorpe Jr supplemented it with the Custumale Roffense from the original manuscript, with other memorials of Rochester Cathedral. His mention, in Custumale Roffense of a Roman mosaic pavement, discovered about 1750 in Lullingstone Park by workmen digging post holes, led archaeologists in 1949 to not only locate and uncover the pavement, but also to reveal the extensive Lullingstone Roman Villa to which it belonged. He also published a scientific letter maintaining in opposition to Daines Barrington, that the cherry is indigenous to England. A particulrly difficult title to find as much book stock was destroyed by a fire at John Nichols's printing works and warehouse.

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        Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce. Dans le Milieu du quatrième siecle avant l'ère vulgaire. 4 Bände. 4 Vol.

      Paris, De Bure l'ainé 1788. - 4°, VII S., 4 Bl., 553 S., 1Bl., 11 Karten 4 gest. Tafeln; 4 Bl., 646 S., 1 Bl., 10 meist grenzkol. gest. Karten, 1 gest. Tafel; 3 Bl., 599 S., 3 Bl., 2 gest. Karten, 1 gef. gest. Tafel; 4 Bll., 383 S., 2 gest. Tafeln, 1 Karte, CLXXXIV S., 2 Bl., XLII S., geflammte Ganzlederbände der Zeit, vergold. Deckelbordüren, vergold. Rückentitel, reiche Rückenvergoldung, Einbände wenig berieben, innen sauber und gut erhalten, komplett mit allen Karten und Tafeln, Band 1 Fehlpaginierung von 168 auf 171 springend, Text fortlaufend, Band 4 Blatt 21/22 doppelt statt 23/24, Graesse I, 300 - Erste Ausgabe der zu seiner Zeit weitverbreiteten und einflußreichen literarische Reisebeschreibung einer fiktiven Entdeckung des antiken Griechenlands durch einen jungen Skythen. Der Altertumsforscher J. J. Barthelemy (1716-1795) legte die Beschreibung in das dritte Jahrhundert vor Christus, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Etudes de la nature. Troisième Edition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Tome premier (... Tome quatrième)

      de lâ??Imprimerie de Monsieur 1788 12mo (cm. 16,5), 4 Voll., XXX pp., 1 c.nn.(bianca), 648 pp. e bella incisione in antiporta; 2 cc.nn., 652 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 596 pp.; 2 cc.nn., LXXXVIII - 532 pp., 2 cc.nn. (segue) Voeux dâ??un solitaire, pour servir de suite aux études de la nature..., ibidem 1789, XXXIV pp., 1 c.nn., 248 pp. (segue) Suite des Voeux dâ??un solitaire, pour servir de complément au cinquième volume des Etudes de la nature; avec la chaumière indienne, Paris, Imprimerie de Didot jeune 1792, 2 Voll., 3 cc.nn., da p.251 a p.411, LVI - 72 pp., 1 c.nn. Disegni n.t., una grande carta geografica rip. (emisphère atlantique) e 3 tavole rip. Legature inizi â??800, omogenee per tutti i sei volumi, con fregi in stile Impero, fili, titolo e numerazione in oro su doppi tasselli colorati al ds. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Antichi interventi di restauro alle cuffie e agli angoli per i primi 3 voll., qualche abrasione e mancanze ai margini degli altri. Interni con piccoli percorsi di tarlo per lo più ai margini interni che solo raramente e minimamente interessano il testo. Una piccola parte laterale della p. 209 (primo vol.) mancante con minima perdita di testo, lieve uniforme ingiallitura della carta, qualche macchia bruna ma buon esemplare. Rara edizione.

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        Critik der practischen Vernunft

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch,, 1788. Octavo (200 x 120 mm). Contemporary paper boards with simulated tree-calf pattern, manuscript paper label to spine, red edges. Woodcut device to title; woodcut headpiece. Printed in Gothic type. Recent bookplate of F. Scriba to front pastedown, 2 laid-in leaves each extensively annotated in a distinct contemporary hand, one dated 1790 and with scholarly notes, the other transcribing the text of Johann Gottfried Herder's poem Die verschiedene Weise der Moral, published in Friedrich Schiller's Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1797; 20th-century newspaper clipping on Kant also laid in. Extremities and spine lightly rubbed, pale marking to cover, contents browned as usual, contemporary pencilled annotation to p. 266. A very good copy in a pleasing contemporary binding. First edition of Kant's Critique of practical reason, the second of his critical works, in which he develops the concept of categorical imperative. This work established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of ethics. "The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).

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        Méchanique Analitique.

      chez la Veuve Desaint, Paris 1788 - 4to (257 x 197 mm). xii, 512 pp., including the half title. Later half speckled sheepskin over marbled boards, spine decorated in blind and with gilt-lettered morocco label (rebacked, extremities lightly worn), without the first free endpaper. Interior clean with only little browning and very minor occasional spotting, tiny hole in pp. 449/50 and 471/72 (affecting one page numeral), faint old oval stamp to p.11. Provenance: Ticket of Galloway & Porter Ltd., Cambridge to front pastedown. A fine copy of this important work. ---- Dibner 112; Horblit 61; Norman 1257; Sparrow 120; Honeyman 1880; En Francais dans le texte 179. - FIRST EDITION OF LAGRANGE'S FOUNDATION WORK ON ANALYTICAL MECHANICS. Lagrange's masterpiece was an extension on Newton's work on mechanics. In it he moulded theoretical mechanics into a system from which fundamental equations describing the motions of any systems of bodies could be derived. To achieve this Lagrange combined the principle of virtual velocities with d'Alembert's principle. He thereby set down the principle of virtual velocities as applied to mechanics. In his preface, Lagrange draws attention to the absence of diagrams in the book, which he believed the lucidity of his own presentation had rendered superfluous. "With the appearance of the Mechanique Analitique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem. [it] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope" (DSB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Fothergill, M D Member of the Royal College of Physicians, and Felllow of the Royal Society of London ; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh ; And Corresponding Member of the Royal Medical Society of Paris, and of the American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. With Some Account of his Life.

      Dilly, Charles 1788 - 657 pages (complete). A most venerable copy. Fothergill was one of the most progressive men of his generation. He advanced the treatment of Scarlet Fever, diphtheria. He identified arteriosclerosis as a condition. He encouraged inoculation against small pox. Fothergill as reckoned coffee better than tea (which was a luxury drink at the time). Further to this his botanical research and paintings were much regarded and sought after (Catherine II of Russia bought his botanical paintings after his death in 1780). He was active in prison reform and worked with Benjamin Franklin (as a Quaker) to try to avoid war between Britain and the American Colonies. This is a collection of medical and scientific papers in particular. It is much worn. Fully leather bound. Large and heavy. The boards are worn all about. They are scuffed and marked. They are, however, sound and sturdy. The spine is also worn about the seams and body. Five ridges. The aspect is benign and assured. Within, there is a presentation inscription: "Presentation by M Woolrich to R Chorley 1801." There is also a signature by Rebecca Chorley. The front inside cover has an ex-libris plate for Elizabeth Waterhouse (possibly the same who is renowned for her craft ware based on botanical design). Frontisplate etched portrait of Fothergill. The contents, especially given the age and evident usage of the book, are most agreeable and placid. The early and later pages have age related foxing and tanning but are clear and contented. Two hand coloured plates (one of the Coffea Arabica plant). Handmade paper, handpressed printing. Printer markings at the foot of the pages. Some of the text is in Latin. Majority of the text is in English. The pages are tight, clear, firm, comfortable and healthy to the touch and sight. The pages are clear, calm, confident, clubbable. A thoroughly pleasing book especially with the illustrations being sharply detailed and clear. Perfect for display, perusal and ownership. fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de d«Hemosphere Austral.par le capitaine Jaques Cook

      Artist: Bernard; Issued in: Paris; date: c 1788 - Artist: Bernard; Issued in: Paris; date: c. 1788; - Condition: Very good; Map shows the south pole with Australia, New Zeeland, South Amerika and Sout Africa

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        An address to the public,

      8vo., 45 (1)pp., well bound fairly recently in marbled boards, spine lettered on a paper label. A very good copy. The Introduction (pp. iii-vi) is signed by Alex. Murray, Rev. Robert Green and James Wood who were presumably the trustees. They give a brief history of the Association which had been launched at a meeting of "a respectable number of schoolmasters in Newcastle, assembled July 15th, 1774, to consider the practicableness of providing for their indigent brethren". The Duke of Northumberland accepted the honorary office of President thereby taking "the association under his protection". The Rules of the Association, which here comprise pp.31-45, are largely typical of any Friendly Society of this period. It is worth noting, however, that the geographical limitations for membership comprised the towns of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Berwick upon Tweed and the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Durham.

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        Consultation pour les Actionnaires de la Compagnie des Indes.

      4to., with a woodcut impression of the arms of the French East India Company on title-page, 103 (1) 24pp., with a large folding table, well bound fairly recently in marbled boards with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, uncut. A fine, large, copy. A substantial paper relating to the termination of the old Compagnie des Indes and the creation of the new one. The author pleads the case for the continuation of the old company: "La Compagnie existe & son existence est la propri?t? de plusieurs milliers d'hommes. Cette propri?t? est attaqu?e, & nous sommes appel?s ? son secours". (p.4). The life of the Compagne fran?aise des Indes orientales was a short one after Lord Clive's largely successful anti-French campaigns in India. Louis XVI decided to nationalise the Company's assets and, between 1769 and about 1790 most of these assets were taken over by the French government at often a derisory low value. The Company was finally wound up in 1795.

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE METHODIQUE - ECONOMIE POLITIQUE ET DIPLOMATIQUE - 3 TOMES EN 6 VOLUMES - VOIR NOTICE.

      CHEZ PANCKOUCKE / CHEZ PLOMTEUX 1788 - R300114906: 416 pages + paginé de 417 à 760 + 436 pages + paginé de 437 à 757 + 368 pages + paginé de 369 à 787 - textes sur deux colonnes - relié dos toilé - plats jaspés - titre et tomaison dorés sur le dos - 4 photos disponibles. 1ER VOLUME : TOME 1 PREMIERE PARTIE 1784 - 2EME VOLUME : TOME 1 DEUXIEME PARTIE - 3EME VOLUME : TOME 2 PREMIERE PARTIE 1786 - 4EME VOLUME : TOME 2 DEUXIEME PARTIE - 5EME VOLUME : TOME 3 PREMIERE PARTIE 1788 - 6EME VOLUME : TOME 3 DEUXIEME PARTIE. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description physique de la contre'e de la tauride relativement aux trois regnes de la nature. Pour servir de suite a' l'histoire des decouvertes faites par divers savans voyageurs dans plusieurs contre'es de la Russie et de la Perse ecc. Publie'e en 1779 a' Berne et a' La Haye. Traduite du russe et enrichie de notes

      Chez J. Van Cleef, La Haye 1788 - In 8, pp. VIII + 298. Frontespizio polveroso. Br. ed. muta con segni d'uso e manc. al d. Es. in barbe. Edizione originale di questa rara pubblicazione dedicata alla storia naturale della Tauride, in pratica della Crimea. L'opera divisa in tre parti tratta nella prima sezione della descrizione fisica e geologica del paese, comprese le fonti termali e non.ÂA seguire tratta del clima. La seconda parte descrive poi il regno vegetale e i prodotti del suolo. Alcune pagine sono dedicate alla descrizione dei vari vitigni presenti, cosi' come sono descritte le foreste e gli alberi che ivi allignano, i fiori selvatici e le piante medicinali. La terza parte, infine, e' dedicata al regno animale. Nell'intenzione dell'autore quest'opera sarebbe dovuta servire di complemento a una descrizione della russia e dell'Asia minore comparsa circa dieci anni prima. In realta' si tratta di un'opera a se' stante, nonostante l'annuncio che compare al frontespizio. L'autore fu un diplomatico russo, cultore di mineralogia e scienze geologiche. ITA

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        L'Indépendant, nouvelle anglaise imitée par M. Soulès.

      

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        De la Maison de Force appelée Bicêtre ; Suivies de Réflexions sur les effets de la sévérité des Peines, & sur la Législation criminelle de la Grande-Bretagne. Imité de l'anglais. Avec une Lettre de M. Benjamin Franklin.

      1788 - In -8 de 72 pp., demi-basane mouchetée, dos lisse orné de filet doré, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Edition publiée à la date de l'originale, non décrite par Tourneux. Violent pamphlet contre le système pénitentiaire français qui n'engendre que le crime et la maladie. Mirabeau présente cet opuscule comme un complément de son grand ouvrage sur les prisons d'Etat. Il propose d'améliorer la pénalité en adoptant le projet anglais de Blackston : des maisons de pénitence, à la fois institutions pénales et institutions de charité. Reliés à la suite : ANTRAIGUES (Emmanuel-Louis-Henri de Launay, comte d'). Mémoire sur la constitution des Etats de la province de Languedoc, et sur le danger qui menace la liberée publique, quand les provinces sont régies par des Etats inconstitutionnels. Imprimé en Vivarais, 1789. In-8 de 71 pp. Deuxième édition. Le comte d'Antraigues (1755-1812) défend avec énergie les droits du peuple contre la monarchie. Comparant l'abus du pouvoir des Etas provinciaux à celui des intendants, Antraigues constate que le premier est pire ; c'est plus facile de se débarrasser d'un mauvais intendant que de s'opposer à un corps constitué ». Dictionnaire des Constituants, Lemay, I, p. 26. Le Livre Rouge ou Liste des Pensions secrettes sur le Trésor Public, Contenant les noms & qualités des Pensionnaires, l'état de leurs service, & des observations sur les motifs qui leur ont mérité leur traitement. Première Classe. De l'Imprimerie Royale 1790. In-8 de 24 pp. Seconde Livraison du Livre Rouge. De l'Imprimerie Royale 1790. Troisième Livraison du Livre Rouge. De l'Imprimerie Royale 1790. In-8 de 24 pp Anniversaire du Massacre des Catholiques de Nismes, Fait par les Protestans, Le 13 juin 1790. Sans lieu ni date. In-8 de 46 pp. [MOUNIER (Jean-Joseph)]. Exposé de la Conduite de M. Mounier, Dans l'Assemblée Nationale ; Et des Motifs de son retour en Dauphiné. Sans lieu, 1789. In-8 de 120 pp. LALLY-TOLLENDAL (Trophime Gérard, comte de). Mémoire de M. le Comte de Lally-Tollendal A ses Commettans. A Paris chez Desenne, 1790. In-8 de 134 pp. Lally-Tollental (1751-1830) député de la noblesse aux États généraux de 1789, membre des premier et second comités de constitution de l?Assemblée nationale constituante, abandonne son siège le 2 novembre 1789, en même temps que Mounier, en prétextant que sa santé ne lui permet plus d?assurer ses fonctions et s?enfuit à Genève. De son exil, il écrit ce mémoire justifiant son attitude. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Gallerie Electorale de Dusseldorff ou catalogue raisonné et figuré de ses tableaux . Ouvrage composé dans un goűt nouveau.

      

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        Geschichte der Revolution von Nord-America. Mit einer illuminirten accuraten Charte von diesem neuen Freistaate

      im Verlage der Gegelischen Buchdruckerei und Buchhandlung, Frankenthal 1788 - Second separate edition. With woodcut printer's device on title page, and woodcut headpieces. In contemporary hard paper. (10), (1)-272 p., and 1 folding, engraved, hand-coloured map of North-America and Newfoundland (by Joseph Marianus after the 1783 Faden map). The first German history of the American Revolutionary War. Sprengel (1746-1803) was a German polymath and geographer very interested in the history of the British colonies in North America and the War of Independence. His writings concentrated on the colonies, and the revolutionary events. Sprengel's books satisfied the increasing need of information about United States and the new nation in Germany, especially after the return of the Hessian veterans, who fought in the Revolutionary War. The map that accompanies the book is the reduced version of Faden's 1783 map of the United States. It shows the States, the territory east of the Mississippi, and part of Louisiana with an inset of Newfoundland. Howes S 846; Sabin 89758. Light water-stain throughout, no effect on text. Map with a small torn at folding. Binding worn. Overall in very good condition. Second separate edition. With woodcut printer's device on title page, and woodcut headpieces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two original watercolour set designs for Paisiello's opera L'Amor Contrastato (La Molinara) by Domenico Fabbroni. (fl. late 18th-early 19th century)

      1788. Very attractive and well-executed designs, most likely for an early production of the opera. L'Amor Contrastato, an opera in 3 acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Palomba, was first performed in Naples at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in the Autumn of 1788. It was one of Paisiello's most successful operas, so much so that it was revived for Carnival the following year at the Teatro S. Moisè in Venice, and thereafter at most of Europe's leading opera houses. Robinson: Giovanni Paisiello A Thematic Catalogue of his Works, p. 439. Fabbroni was a recognized set designer of the period.. 333 x 444 mm. and 336 x 444 mm., one signed by the artist at the lower right below the image. On laid paper. Some dampstaining to lower margin of one painting; both with foxing to verso and remnants of hinges to upper corners.

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        Biblia, Das Ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrift Desz Alten Und Neuen Testaments. Wie Solche Von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Im Jahr Christi 1522

      Ohann Andrea Endterischen Handlung, Nurnburg 1788 - Woodcuts; Thick folio; 1181 [24] pages; Bible: Biblia, A massive 12+ lb German 18th century Bible in Good condition.40 x 27 x 13cm. Das Ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrift Desz Alten Und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von herrn Doctor Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522, in unsere teutsche muttersprache zu uberseszen angefangen, 1534. Zu ende Gebracht. Des Herrn Doctor Solomn Glassens. Herrn Johann Michael Dillherrns. Nurnburg: Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung, 1788. 4to. Signings of preliminary leaves: [title leaf], a2-a4, b[1]-[e4], [11 leaves with engraved portrait on recto and text on verso], [fly-title with engraved portrait of Luther on verso], [chi]2 - [chi]6, [2 leaves w/ one engraving and three pages of text]. Pagination of text: I-912; [NT's title leaf], 915-916, 917, 1181pp, plus 2 leaves inserted between pp916-917 that consist of 1 full-page engraving and 3 printed pages. Signings of ending leaves: 5G3v-[5G6], H[1]-[H8]. Contemporary [probably original] leather worn. Lacking straps to clasps. Wooden boards. Spine with 6 compartments and 5 raised bands. Elaborate but faint blind stamped design. Some leaves with moderate toning and foxing, tears. Frontis and last few leaves separated . Spme leaves with shallo fraying to fore-edge or loosening. Contents in generally good condition. 4 engravings: 2 frontis’ featuring Biblical scenes (at beginning of OTest and NTest) , engraved portrait of Luther, 11 engraved portraits of other individuals. Text is voluminously [about 150] illustrated with 4 x 7" partial-page woodcuts. Famous Bible edition soundly bound and in presentable condition. Thick Folio. Approximately 16x11x4" weighing 14 pounds. ; 14 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788 . . . Carefully Compared with the Original Acts. Volume One

      Worcester: Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, 1788. Original sheep, very worn, back board detaching, with the signature of J. Perkins, perhaps the James Perkins whose mansion housed the Boston Athenaeum An elaborately glossed copy of Isaiah Thomas's pioneering effort to print the Massachusetts laws arranged by subject as conceived by him, with a manuscript index covering much of the title and adjoining leaf and the printed index similarly annotated

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        An Account of the Trial of William Brodie and George Smith, Before the High Court of Justiciary, on the 27th and 28th Days of August, 1788; for Breaking Into, and Robbing, the General Excise Office of Scotland, on the 5th Day of March Last

      Printed By and for the Author; and Sold in London By T, Cadell in the Strand, Edinburgh 1788 - Second edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of William Brodie, and portrait of Smith at p. 226, by John Kay. xxii, [2], 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. From "Deacon" Brodie to Jekyll and Hyde. Inscribed "To James Ritchie Esq. from the author." The author, William Creech, was the famous Edinburgh publisher and author - he published the first Edinburgh edition of Robert Burns' Poems.William Brodie, known as Deacon Brodie, was a respectable Edinburgh cabinetmaker who copied his client's house keys to rob them at night. He was the inspiration for R.L. Stevenson's play (wth Henley), "Deacon Brodie, or The Double Life"; the notion of a double life led naturally to Stevenson's great masterpiece, Jekyll & Hyde. Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label. Rebacked to style. Small closed tear to frontispiece, some offsetting to title-page. Small booklabel of Charles Whibley Engraved frontispiece portrait of William Brodie, and portrait of Smith at p. 226, by John Kay. xxii, [2], 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788 . . . Carefully Compared with the Original Acts. Volume One

      An elaborately glossed copy of Isaiah Thomas's pioneering effort to print the Massachusetts laws arranged by subject as conceived by him, with a manuscript index covering much of the title and adjoining leaf and the printed index similarly annotated. Original sheep, very worn, back board detaching, with the signature of J. Perkins, perhaps the James Perkins whose mansion housed the Boston Athenaeum. Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, 1788.

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        Naturgeschichte übersetzt von Gottfried Große.

      Frankfurt, Hermann 1781 - 1788. - 12 in 6 Bänden. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und je 2 Rückenschildern. Tls. etwas braunfleckig. Wohl erhaltene Reihe in schönen Einbänden! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"View of Part of the City of Manheim\". Gesamtansicht vom Rhein aus mit Sternwarte, Jesuitenkirche und einem Flügel des Schlosses.

       Schabkunstblatt von W. Ellis nach J. Gardner, London, 1788, 35,5 x 46 cm. Schefold 30145. - Sehr seltene Ansicht. - Mit ca. 3 ca. Rand, gering gebräunt. Kräftiger Abzug. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Memoirs of the late war in Asia. With a narrative of the imprisonment and sufferings of our officers and soldiers: by an officer of Colonel Ballie's detachment.

      London: printed for the author; and sold by J. Murray. 1788. "First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 512; [2], 304; 2 engraved folding plans; contemporary tree calf, smooth spines with gilt decorations and red and black morocco labels; upper joint starting on vol. I, extremities lightly rubbed; a very good set. Thomson (1746-1817) was an interesting man of various literary talents who wrote on many subjects, including biographies, voyages and travels, military treatises, and Biblical commentary; he made translations, continuations, wrote plays, and for ten years prepared the historical part of Dodsley's Annual Register. He did not serve in India, and compiled this account from other sources."

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        Memoirs of the Late War in Asia,: with a Narrative of the Imprisonment and Sufferings of our Officers and Soldiers. By an Officer of Colonel Baillie's Detachment.

      London 1788 - A very good set bound in recent half calf. First edition Two volumes, pp.vii, 512, 2 plans on 1 folding plate; 304.

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        Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza en los anos de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y mss. y noticia de los habitantes [bound with] Apendice a la relación del viage al Magallanes

      1788 - Bound in red morocco for Charles III of Spain, extremely rare, including both parts. 1788-93. Madrid. Viuda de Ibarra. In 4to (238 mm x 170 mm). 1 [blank] + portrait frontispiece + 3 ff. + xvi + 359 + 4 folding maps & 4 folding tables; 2 ff. + 128 + 1 folding tables and 1 folding map. Contemporary red morocco gilt, with supralibros of Charles III on boards, double-fillet and roll-tooled borders to boards, raised bands to spine with simple tooling, green morocco lettering piece, blue silk endpapers, spots of soiling and very light rubbing, else fine. A very good copy overall, tall and clean, only light occasional marginal damp. 16,000 $ First edition, a fine copy bound in red morocco with the arms of Charles III of Spain, bound post mortem, as the Apendice was printed in 1793 and Charles III died in 1793; normally only the Relacion –and even then is quite rare- is found bound for Charles III, copies with both works bound together with the arms are excessively rare. The fact that even after the King´s death there was a desire to have the book presented with his arms is a testament to the magnitude of the expedition commissioned by the crown, and the respect held for the King. This is considered one of the best descriptions of the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonia of the 18th century. It is based on the scientific explorations undertaken by Captain Antonio de Cordoba on board the frigate Santa Maria de la Cabeza, with the aim of exploring the Patagonia and determine the continuity of use of the Strait for Spanish ships in voyages to the Pacific; the results were negative: “After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east ports and then overland to the Pacific ports” (Hill). Vargas y Ponce, to whom authorship is normally attributed, used also the journals of lieutenants Galiano and Belmonte, who sailed with Cordoba. In 1793, an Appendix was published “Obra interesante y bien publicada” (Palau); this later part is more of a historical view of former expeditions, including those of Drake and Bougainville. The illustration comprises –between the Relacion and the Apendice- five large folding maps (“Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes”, “Carta Esferica de la parte sur de la América Meridional”, and two multi-inset maps of ports), a frontispiece portrait of Fernando de Magallanes by Selma, and five folding tables. Palau, 352514 and 352514. Sabin, 16765. Hill, 1756. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens.

      - Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788-1789. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. 17, (1), 651, with 2 large folded tables and 41 engraved plates; pp. 8, 19, (1), 144, 527, with 22 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border lines (hinges 2nd volume splitting but firm, ends of spine shaved). First edition. Forming a part of Buffon's famous 'Histoire Naturelle'. Much in demand and scarce; especially this section is difficult to find separately. Its excellent plates were drawn by de Sève and show the animals surrounded by lovely landscapes. It is the author's major herpetological work and "was the first comprehensive world summary of amphibians and reptiles and contains still-useful historical information . " (Adler. Contributions to the history of herpetology, p. 14).Nissen ZBI, 2350. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [and] A COMPANION TO THE ALTAR [with] A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID

      Edinburgh: printed by the assigns of Alexander Kincaid, 1788, 1785. n. Looking very pretty on the shelf, this is an elegant Edinburgh binding with Neoclassical elements that hint at the influence of James Scott. Working outside the two traditional Scottish geometrical manners of decoration--the so-called "wheel" or "herringbone" styles--Scott (fl. 1773-84) made a significant divergent contribution to British bookbinding, and his work is highly prized. Whoever is responsible for our binding, (s)he has exhibited a measure of Scott's originality, and shows notable subtlety in the facile use of tools.. 178 x 108 mm. (7 x 4 1/4"). [216] leaves. VERY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH CRIMSON MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with single fillet outer border and entwined feather and bead gilt roll as inner border, smooth spine panels decorated with gilt curls at corners and one of three large and elegant centerpieces (spider's web within starburst, urn with garland, and urn with stylized bird alighting on its finial), black morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Verso of first preliminary blank neatly signed in ink by early owner Helen Campbell. Griffiths 1788/9. Upper joint a bit rubbed and flaked, faint soiling to covers, one gathering trivially browned, but an excellent copy, clean and fresh internally, and in a solid binding that still gleams. Looking very pretty on the shelf, this is an elegant Edinburgh binding with Neoclassical elements that hint at the influence of James Scott. Working outside the two traditional Scottish geometrical manners of decoration--the so-called "wheel" or "herringbone" styles--Scott (fl. 1773-84) made a significant divergent contribution to British bookbinding, and his work is highly prized. Whoever is responsible for our binding, (s)he has exhibited a measure of Scott's originality, and shows notable subtlety in the facile use of tools.

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        A Critical Examination of the Marquis de Chatellux's Travels in North America in a letter addressed to the Marquis; principally intended as a refutation of his opinions concerning the Quakers, the Negroes, the People, and mankind.

      Joseph James, Phildaelphia, PA 1788 - This pamphlet has been beautifully and expertly bound, mimicking common practices from the late 18th century. The pamphlet itself has a newly sewn binding, with matching end papers. These have been lightly pasted into a cardstock wrapping, as was a common practice at the time. Those few who could afford to own books often purchased the printed portion of the book in one location, which was in turn leather-bound to match the rest of their library. This very scarce pamphlet might have once been part of a larger bound collection of pamphlets. This pamphlet is an impassioned editorial criticizing one aspect of a book by François Jean de Beauvoir, Marquis de Chastellux (1734-1788). The Marquis had served in the American Revolutionary War, and upon his return wrote extensively about his experience. In it, Brissot claims, he spoke out with a harsh bias against the Quakers for being gloomy, insipid, churlish and amoral, the African American slaves as not human enough to understand and feel badly about their predicament, and the American people in general as something less than even the French peasants for their affectations and government. A notable portion of the pamphlet addresses the fundamental immorality of slavery, particularly based on skin color. New professional binding, using a reproduction card stock cover, and matching pastedowns. Title block on gray wraps is an aged copy of the pamphlet's title page. Interior is free of writing and intentional marks. Inside pages are tanned, with light scattered foxing and some smudges. Occasional tiny chip or tear or crease to interior page edge. Stored in a plastic sleeve for safe keeping and preservation. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. 89 pages. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bibliotheca et Philosophia Ichthyologica - Pars.1: Petri Artedi Angermannia-Sueci BIBLIOTHECA ICHTHYOLOGICA seu Historia Litteraria Ichthyologiae in qua Recensio fir Auctorum qui de Piscibus Scripsere .... - Ichthyologiae Pars I - Emendata Et Aucta A Iohanne Iulio Walbaum M.D. Practico Lubecensi ... und Pars.2: Petri Artedi PHILOSOPHIA ICHTHYOLOGICA - In Qua Quicquid Fundamenta Artis Absolvi ... - Ichthyologiae Pars II - Emendata Et Aucta A Iohanne Iulio Walbaum M.D. Practico Lubecensi ...

      Grypeswaldiae, Ant.Ferdin,Roese, 1788. 1. Aufl. [4] Bl., 230 S., [2] Bl., 196 S., [3] Bl. Seiten mit einer Kupfertafel 4°, Softcover/Paperback Obr. nur im Fragment, Titel und Vorwort des 1.Buches nur im Fragment, die erste Seite des 2.Buches mit Textverlust, Fraßspuren der linken oberen Ecke bis Seite 30 immer weniger werdend (ohne Text-Verlust), Rest vollständig, Block unbeschnitten und typisch abgegriffen und angestaubt, durchgehend leicht fleckig, einzelne Seiten stärker. Nach einer Restaurierung sicher ein schönes Exemplar, Derzeitige Bindung: 1.Buch:[Haupttitel, Titel, Lectori von Linnaeus, Praefatio von Walbaum jeweils 1 nn.Bl.also insgesamt 4 Bl. ] 2.Buch: Seiten 1-128 1.Buch: Seiten 129-196 + Errata (2 nn.Bl.)und einer Kupfertafel, 2.Buch: [Titel, Praefatio Linnaei, Praefatio Walbaum auf 3 nn.Bl.] 1.Buch: Seiten 1-128 2.Buch: Seiten 1-210 (Achtung das letzte Blatt ist fälschlicherweise mit 229 und 230 nummeriert, statt richtig 209 und 210.)

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