The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1788

        Piramo e Tisbe]. Rondò Nel Lasciarti Amato Bene. Musical manuscript full score. Italian. Ca. 1788

      - Oblong folio (320 x 230 mm.). Sewn. [i] (title), 41, [ii] (blank), 4 pp. Notated in ink on 10-stave paper. Ascription: "Der Sig:r Mae:o Angelo Tarchi." Header to title in copyist's hand: "In Pisa nel Primavera dell'Anno 1788 Cantato dall'Celebre Sig:r Pietro Muschietti." "Po I No. 11 [?14]" to lower left corner of title. Various watermarks (three crescents, etc.).Aria of Piramo (soprano castrato). Ten-stave system. Scored for [2] Violini, [2] Oboe, [2] Corni [in F], [2] Viole, voice, unfigured instrumental bass. In F major. A second text underlay has been added in a different hand to several passages (written below the instrumental bass). Incipit: "Ho perduto Ogni mio bene."Final four pages (one bifolium of different paper; watermark of three crescents) notated in a different hand; apparently added later. Note to upper left corner of first extra page: "Rec:vo antecedente a questo che siegue dovrà posare i in alamire terza min:e, a in elami con sesta e terza min:e." Five-stave systems; scored for [2] Violins, Viola, voice [Piramo?], and unfigured instrumental bass. Recitative modulates from D minor to B-flat major. Text incipit:Eh mio SignoreCiò[?] possibil non èTroppo son gravi Le angustie del mio cor.It is not clear whether this recitative belongs to the same work as the aria; there is no trace of the "recitativo antecedente."Spine and edges of some leaves frayed. An enigmatic item. RISM lists no piece with the same music but several with the same text - arias from Giovanni Battista Borghi's Piramo e Tisbe (libretto by Gaetano Sertor), Filippo Maria Gherardeschi's Artaserse, Giuseppe Giordani's L'Acomate, Nicola Zingarelli's La morte de Cesare, etc. The identification of the character as "Piramo" in the present manuscript points to an opera on the subject of Pyramus and Thisbe, using the same libretto as Borghi's; Tarchi, however, has never been credited with such an opera. In addition, Gino dell'Ira's I teatri di Pisa 1773-1986, which chronicles all operatic performances in the city, mentions neither Tarchi nor any opera on the subject of Pyramus and Thisbe; likewise, the singer Pietro Muschietti is never mentioned.The ascription and note on the Pisa performance to the title of the present manuscript are thus somewhat puzzling. The unusual division of the violas might offer a clue to the authorship of the work upon further research.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Marcus Herz Über Die Frühe Beerdigung Der Juden: an Die Herausgeber Des Hebräischen Sammlers

      Berlin; Bey Christian Friedrich Voss Und Sohn, 1788. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 60 pages. 21 cm. In German, with some French and Hebrew. Revised and enlarged from the 1787 1st edition. Engraving on title page by L. W. Chodowiecki. In original paper wrappers, printed on fine paper. Title translates as: ?Marcus Herz on the Early Burial of the Jews: To the Editor of the Hebrew Collector. ? Hame?assef (Hebrew: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ; literally "the collector") , first Hebrew organ of the Haskalah. Founded in 1783 in Koenigsberg by pupils of Moses Mendelssohn, Hame'assef was devoted to the education of youth, the increased use of the Hebrew language, and raising the general cultural level of the people. Although the organ was planned as a monthly, it actually appeared as a quarterly whose numbers were collected into annual volumes. The first three volumes were published in Koenigsberg from 1783 to 1786; the next three in Berlin, 1788?90; four issues of the seventh volume in Breslau, 1794?97; and three volumes of the renewed Hame'assef in Berlin, Altona, and Dessau (1809?11) , after which it ceased publication. ?Marcus Herz (1747?1803) , German physician and philosopher. Herz was born in Berlin, where his father was a Torah scribe. At the age of 15, Herz left for Koenigsberg, where he worked as a clerk. He attended lectures at the University of Koenigsberg from 1766 but had to stop in 1770 because of his financial situation. He became friendly with Immanuel Kant, who asked him to serve as his "advocate" on the occasion of his submitting his dissertation. In his book Betrachtungen aus der spekulativen Weltweishei (1771) Herz formulated his interpretation of Kant's views. In 1770 Herz returned to Berlin, where he joined Moses Mendelssohn 's circle. Supported by David Friedlander, he completed his medical studies at Halle. In 1774 he was appointed physician at the Berlin Jewish Hospital and was reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time. He married Henriette De Lemons from a Portuguese Jewish family from Hamburg. She was a social leader who gathered at her salon some of the most prominent intellectual figures in Berlin of her time and was known for her intellect. In 1777 Herz started lecturing in his home on philosophy and experimental physics. These lectures were attended by important persons, including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III. In 1787 the king of Prussia bestowed the title of "professor" on Herz with the right to receive an income for life. Kant corresponded with Herz for many years, and these letters are of great importance for understanding both the development of Kant's views before the publication of Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and the relationship between Kant and Salomon Maimon. Herz published several essays on philosophy and on the human soul. His Versuch ueber den Geschmack und die Ursachen seiner Verschiedenheit (1776) developed the conception of perfect beauty (in the spirit of Winckelmanns) . In 1786 Herz published his Versuch der Kuenste. In 1786 he published his Versuch ueber den Schwindel, and in 1777?84 his Briefe an Aerzte. At Mendelsshon's request he translated from English into German Vindiciae Juaeorum, a defense of Judaism by Manasseh Ben Israel. In his work Freimuetige Kaffeegesprache zweier juedischer Zuschauerinnen ueber Juden Pinkus (1772) , Herz criticized the self-hatred found among Jews. He also wrote, at the request of the editor of Ha-Me'assef, a pamphlet in which he argued against quick burial, the traditional custom among Jews. He was for a long time the unknown translator of the so-called "Prayer of the Jewish Physician, " attributed to Maimonides, from Hebrew into German. ? Subjects: Burial laws (Jewish law) . Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies. Burial, Premature. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Light foxing to wraps, with some tears along backstrip. Light soiling to title page. Edges of pages lightly bumped. Pages exceedingly clean and fresh, owing to the fine quality paper and preservation. Very good condition. (GER-40-1)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
 2.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        CODE NATIONAL DEDIE' AUX ETATS GENERAUX - LE BON - SENS...

      1788. (Codice AN/1512) In 8° (6)233(1) pp. Progetto di riforma dello Stato, pubblicato anonimo pochi mesi prima della convocazione degli Stati Generali (genn. 1789). Segue: (Kersaint de Koetnempren G.A.) LE BON - SENS... par un gentilhomme Breton, 1788. In 8º 238 pp. Presenta un progetto di riforma costituzionale illustrato con la grande tavola più volte ripiegata, cm 51x30: bozza di governo risultante da un'assemblea costituente. L'autore di questo saggio, ammiraglio e navigatore francese, prese parte alla rivoluzione e fu ghigliottinato il 4/12/1793. Rossure ad alcune pp. Unico volume m.pelle coeva, tass. e tit.oro, fregi oro al d., cerniere e cuffie molto usate, tagli rossi. DUE INTERESSANTI DOCUMENTI STORICI. Euro 900.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
 3.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        La Nouvelle Héloise. Tome 1 - 4. Complete.

      (Paris),, (Poincot), 1788 - In-8°. Avec 15 gravures sur planches. 488 p., 468 p., 488 p., 484 p., (= Oeuvres completes. Nouvelle édition, classée par ordre de matieres, et ornée de 90 gravures. Tome 1, 2, 3, 4). Reliure plein chemin bibliophile, pièces dorées et bicolores de titre sur le dos, encadrement doré sur le plat, gardes marbrées très belles, tranches dorées. Reliure un peu abimée. Des gardes brunies. En tout en bon état. Französisch Band:

      [Bookseller: erlesenes · Antiquariat & Buchhandlung]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Libri quatuor de Imitatione Christi

      S.n. [Pierre - François Didot], 1788. - S.n. [Pierre - François Didot], Paris 1788, grand in - 4 (24,5x32,5cm), (3f.) 338pp., relié. - Sontuoso edizione stampata su carta tessevano di Pierre - François Didot, decorata con un ritratto di Gesù Bambino incisa in intaglio per Klauber. Binding po 'più tardi (1800) in pieno vitello fiera. Torna con cinque falsi nervi decorate con doppie scatole dorate e reti e ferro di ancoraggio, un pezzo titolo marocchino rosso e redattore marocchino verde. Grandi d'oro floreali contreplats pizzo di coaching. Lace, nella contreplats di coaching greci. Tutti i bordi dorato. Due angoli danneggiati, la mascella inferiore distrutte dai vermi. Bellissimo esemplare con tutti i margini, elegantemente situato in un elegante vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Somptueuse édition imprimée sur papier vélin par Pierre - François Didot, ornée d'un portrait de Jésus enfant gravé en taille - douce par Klauber. Reliure très légèrement postérieure (vers 1800) en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq doubles faux nerfs orné de caissons et filets dorés, ainsi que de fers à l'ancre, d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et d'éditeur de maroquin vert. Large dentelle florale dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Dentelle à la grecque en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Deux coins abîmés, partie inférieure des mors détruite par des vers. Une très pâle et infime mouillure en marge de la dernière page. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges, élégamment établi dans une élégante reliure.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 5.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Traité de l'aimant et de ses usages. Histoire naturelle des minéraux. Tome V.

      De l'imprimerie des Bâtiments du roi, 1788. - De l'imprimerie des Bâtiments du roi, à Paris 1788, in - 4 (20x25,5cm), vij (1) 208, 368p., relié. - Edizione originale di questo trattato, che è apparso come conseguenza di cui 4 volumi editoriali date successive dal 1782 per il primo volume al 1788 per l'ultimo caso trattato del magnete, che quindi è spesso manca serie. Bound in rosso periodo marocco pieno. Torna a nervi decorati. Parte del titolo e del numero del volume in pelle nera. Tripla mentoring netto sulle stoviglie. Stendere su turni e gli interni. bordi dorati. Carta Dominoté di stelle d'oro. Angoli strofinato. Molto bella copia, perfettamente collegato a un maestro vincolante, e squisitamente fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ce traité, paru à la suite des 4 tomes dont les dates éditoriales se succèdent de 1782 pour le premier volume à 1788 pour le dernier, en l'occurrence le Traité de l'aimant, qui de ce fait manque souvent à la série. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes et intérieure. tranches dorées. Papier dominoté à étoiles dorées. Coins frottés. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement relié dans une reliure de maître, très frais. Le Traité de l'aimant est le dernier ouvrage publié du vivant de l'auteur et qui vient clore l'Histoire naturelle dont l'édition s'est étalée sur 50 ans, et qui eut un succès comparable à l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert. Le traité proprement dit est suivi de nombreuses tables d'observations sur l'inclinaison de l'aiguille aimantée (avec les noms des voyageurs et navigateurs), dans l'hémisphère austral et boréal, suivant des latitudes différentes... Le traité débute par un exposé des forces magnétiques et électriques. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 6.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres

      Chez Jean - François Bastien, 1788. - Chez Jean - François Bastien, AParis 1788, In - 8 (12x20,3cm), (4) cxl, 438pp. et (4) xvj, 574pp. et viij, 509pp. et (4) 495pp. et vj, 531pp., 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, illustrata con un frontespizio ritratto e due mappe pieghevoli. Legatura in pieno periodo biondo vitello screziato. Torna liscio decorato con diamanti e quattro ruote. Come parte di marocchino rosso e numero del volume in marocco nero. Inquadratura Roulette sui piatti. Sfregamento Luce di utilizzo. Buona copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice et de deux cartes dépliantes. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 losanges et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Légers frottements d'usage. Bon exemplaire, bien frais dans l'ensemble. L'esprit des loix occupe les trois premiers volumes (ainsi que toutes les pièces qui concernent l'oeuvre), le reste est rempli des oeuvres littéraires et de diverses pièces ; Les considérations sur la grandeur des Romains sont dans le dernier volume. L'éditeur assure que c'est l'édition la plus complète parue, elle contient également les ébauches d'éloges écrits pour l'Académie Française où Montesquieu avait remplacé De Sacy. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 7.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne.

      London, 1788. - Folio. Mit 10 doppelblattgroßen Kupferkarten von E. Mentelle, 93 teils gefalteten gestochenen Tafeln und 75 teilweise gefalteten bzw. doppelblattgroßen Tabellen. 2 Bll., 4 S., 2 S. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und einfacher -vergoldung. Phillips 4037 (unter Mentelle). - Enthält 1 Deutschlandkarte und 9 deutsche Gebietskarten (einschließlich Belgien/Luxemburg, Böhmen/Mähren und Österreich/Ungarn), gestochen von P. F. Tardieu. Die Tafeln mit Exerzier-, Marsch- und militärischen Formationsschemata. - Gestochenes Exlibris (Charles Baron de Selby) auf Innendeckel. - Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Deckel mit Schabstellen. Ränder teils leicht gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE CONNEXION OF LIFE WITH RESPIRATION; OR, AN EXPERIMENTAL INQUIRY INTO THE FFFECTS [sic] OF SUBMERSION, STRANGULATION, AND SEVERAL KINDS OF NOXIOUS AIRS, ON LIVING ANIMALS: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATURE OF THE DISEASE THEY PRODUCE; ITS DISTINCTION FROM DEATH ITSELF; AND THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF CURE

      London: Printed by T. Spilsbury, for J. Johnson, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. [i-ii],[2],[iv-v],[iii-iv],[v]-xvi,126 pp. (leaves A2 and A3 reversed), including dedication leaf (cancel), plus three plates (one folding). Modern calf, gilt leather spine label. Light scattered foxing, light dust soiling in title page, p. xvi scuffed, modern ink annotation on p. 31, offsetting from plates on pp. 29 and 115. Very good. Scarce complete first edition containing all three plates, including the rarely seen folding plate of pneumatic apparatus; the rarely seen dedication leaf to John Page is also present. The English physician Edmund Goodwyn (1756-1829) was evidently the first to publish discoveries on lung content values. The present work preceded Antoine Lavoisier's description of oxygen consumption of 1789 by a year and is based on Goodwyn's 1786 dissertation, "Dissertatio medica de morte submersorum," for which he won a gold medal from the Humane Society. ESTC T90151 [check for Austin]

      [Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Connexion of Life with Respiration; or, an experimental inquiry into the fffects [sic] of submersion, strangulation, and several kinds of noxious airs, on living animals: with an account of the nature of the disease they produce; its distinction from death itself; and the most effectual means of cure

      London: Printed by T. Spilesbury, for J. Johnson, 1788. First edition, [4], xvi, 126pp., two engraved plates (lightly offset), recent quarter calf, marbled boards, morocco label to spine. First published, 1786, in Latin, as inaugural dissertation under title: Dissertatio medica de morte submersorum. "An expansion of his dissertation of 1786 for which he received the gold medal of the Humane Society. A pioneering, very important work, emphasizing the importance of ventilation in resuscitation."?American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibition, 58. Wellcome III, p. 136; Garrison & Morton, 2028.53.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Naturgeschichte übersetzt von Gottfried Große.

      Frankfurt, Hermann 1781 - 1788. - 12 in 6 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild. Mit Besitzstempel des bedeutenden Berner Zoologen Theophil Studer (1845-1922). - Rückenenden etwas berieben. Tls. etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Chemisches W

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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & S]
 13.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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]
 14.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 17.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer KG]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Voyage philosophique au Japon, ou conférences Anglo-Franco-Bataves.

      - À Pressure, Dans les jardins de M. L'Ébahi, 1788; in-8, VIII + 86 pp., demi-veau gris moderne, dos lisse orné à faux nerfs, date en pied. Hayden : French revolutionary pamphlets, 1334. Pas dans Barbier. Édition originale rare. Dans ce texte anonyme, le Hollandais Wurzkheim raconte au Français l'Ébahi et à l'Anglais Thincker son voyage au Japon, et son périple alors qu'il était comédien auprès du roi du Japon. Ce voyage en lui-même n'a aucune valeur de représentation, l'auteur affirmant dans sa préface : "il n'est donc rien de mieux pour l'âme et pour le corps que de rire de tout ce qui est risible, sauf à tâcher, en riant, d'instruire quelque fois". Au cours du voyage, l'Empereur duJapon s'éprendra d'un singe déguisé en intrigante et Wurzkheim devra fuir sa colère unefois le subterfuge découvert. Le voyage et son récit ne sera pas tant l'occasion de rapporteret décrire un événement particulier dans l'histoire du Japon, mais les expériencesburlesques permettront de peindre les m?urs et coutumes des Japonais, et ainsi deconfirmer si oui ou non tous les hommes se ressemblent, et de constater que : "lescaractères essentiels sont les mêmes chez tous les hommes ; de sorte que, placés dans lesmêmes circonstances, ils offriront les mêmes combinaisons morales et politiques". 1788 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Galgo]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: A la Recherche]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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)

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer KG]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
 26.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 27.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
 28.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
 29.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer KG]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: coenobium libreria antiquaria]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 42.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.