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        FAITS MEMORABLES des EMPEREURS de la CHINE HAND COLOURED DE LUXE COPY

      Paris, chez l'auteurÂ…et chez M.Ponce, 1788.. DE LUXE HAND COLOURED COPY 1788. LACKS 2 PLATES. 4to approximately 260 x 195 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, engraved title, 22 hand coloured plates only of 24, each plate with descriptive leaf of text, dedication with hand-coloured headpiece, bound in full red contemporary sheep skin, green gilt lettered label and gilt decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms to covers, blue endpapers and blue speckled edges. Binding slightly scuffed, covers unevenly stained, spine faded, slight damage to lower cover, occasional small brown spot to margins, otherwise plates and text clean, a very good copy lacking 2 plates as mentioned, plates 3 and 23. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'Ecole des pères. Comédie en cinq actes, en vers, par M. Pieyre, de l'Académie royale de Nîmes ; representée pour la première fois, par les comédiens françois, le 1er juin 1787. Les Amis à l'épreuve, comédie en un acte, en vers croisés. Par M. Pieyre, de l'Académie de Nîmes reprensentée pour la première fois par les comédiens françois, le 19 juillet 1787.

      chez Debure l'ainé, A Paris 1788 - 2 pièces en 1 vol. in-8 de 123 pp. et 40 pp., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné de 5 caissons dorés avec fleurs de lis, triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, armes sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublures et gardes de papier moiré bleu roi, tranches dorées, signet de soie vert (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire de dédicace au armes duc de Chartres, futur roi Louis-Philippe Ier. Edition originale des deux premières pièces du dramaturge Pieyre (1752-1830). La première comédie est dédiée à Monseigneur le duc de Chartres, futur roi Louis Philippe 1er, alors agé de 14 ans. La représentation au Théâtre-Français (1er juin 1787) eut un véritable succès. Louis XVI, enchanté, envoya à l'auteur une riche épée à poignée d'or aux armes de France sur la garde, avec ces mots autour de la poignée : Don du roi à M. Pieyre, auteur de l'Ecole des Pères, février 1788, comme un témoignage de son estime. Quelque temps après, Pieyre fut attaché à l'éducation du duc de Chartres dont il fut le mentor et dont il devint l'ami ; il était aux côtés du duc de Chartres le 27 juin 1791 lorsque le prince, alors colonel du régiment de dragons en garnison à Vendôme, sauva plusieurs prêtres que le peuple voulait exécuter. Un tableau d'Horace Vernet a immortalisé la scène. Olivier-Hermal-Roton, planches 2574 et 2577. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Über die Wichtigkeit der Religiösen Meinungen. Aus dem Französischen übersezt von Ströhlin.

      Stuttgart, Erhard, 1788. - 8°, circa 17,6 x 11 cm. 2 Bll., 444 SS. Pappe d. Zt. Fromm V,19026. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, noch im selben Jahr wie das französische Original erschienen. "De l'importance des opinions religieuses" gilt als Neckers philosophisches Hauptwerk und eine der wichtigsten Quellen für das politische Programm der "Gl - Nur gering gebräunt, Vorsatz mit älterem Sammlerstempel und biographischen Notizen. Einband etwas angestaubt, oberes Kapital bestossen, neueres hs. Rückenschild. Insgesamt gut erhalten und innen meist sauber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      London: Printed for G. Nichol and G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Quarto. (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches). Half title. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath, unsigned but after Nathaniel Dance. Contemporary diced russia, covers ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, dark brown endpapers, marbled edges, modern cloth box Provenance: J.C.B. (armorial bookplate); John Lees (armorial bookplate) A fine copy of the first edition of Kippis, the first and most important biography of Captain James Cook. "Kippis's book, the first English biography of Cook, was intended to give a well-balanced account of his life from birth to death, including his family and early years, and the capacities in which he was engaged prior to the famous voyages. Cook discharged several important duties while aboard the Mercury, on the St. Lawrence River, during the siege of Quebec. The Newfoundland and Labrador surveys are discussed, and the three voyages are dealt with in great narrative depth" (Hill). In addition, Kippis reprints most of David Samwell's eye-witness account of Cook's death. This account was first published in 1786 and as a separate publication is the rarest of all 18th-century works relating to Cook. Beddie 32; Forbes 149; Hill (2004) 935; Holmes 69; Kroepelien 647; Lada-Mocarski 40; O'Reillly-Reitman 455; Sabin 37954.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Voyage en Allemagne, dans une suite de Lettres, Par M. le Baron de Riesbeck ; Traduites de l'Anglois ; Avec Portraits, Plans & Cartes en Taille-douce.

      chez Buisson, A Paris 1788 - 3 vol. in-8 de II-332 pp. ; (2)-312 pp. ; (2)-350-(2) pp., veau havane marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française établie par Pierre-Prime-Félicien Le Tourneur (1737-1788) sur l'édition anglaise de 1787 de Paul Henry Maty. L'édition originale allemande de Riesbeck (1754-1786) parut en 1784 sous le titre Briefe eines reisenden Franzosen über Deutschland an seinen Bruder zu Paris. Selon Quérard, « cet ouvrage n'est autre que celui de Collini (Lettres sur les allemands, 1784) avec quelques augmentations, qui fut traduit du français en allemand par le baron Riesbeck et en anglais par Maty ». Il y a deux traductions françaises d'après ces deux versions. 3 cartes repliées : au tome I, Carte de l'Empire d'Allemagne et du Royaume de Prusse (40 x 30 cm) et Plan de la ville et des fauxbourgs de Berlin (45 x 40 cm), ce dernier répété au tome II. Coiffes et coins usés. 2 portraits de Joseph II en tête des tomes II et III, gravés respectivement par Huot d'après Hickel et Launay d'après Ramberg. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia or complete, Modern and Universal Dictionary Arts and Sciences. On an Entire New and Improved Plan, and including all the Modern Improvements and Latest Discoveries on the various Subjects. Containing a new, full, complete, general, accurate, and copious Digest and Display of the whole Theory and Practice of Liberal and Mechanical Arts Also the whole Circle of the Sciences, Human and Divine. Mit 161 Copperplates.

      London Hogg 1788 - 3 Vol. Großfolio. 1815 S. Modernes, hellbraunes Leder auf 6 Bünden, Rückenvergoldung, Innenkanten-Blindprägung Durchgehend unterschiedlich braunfleckig, dennoch insgesamt gepflegtes Expl. dieses naturwissenschaftlichen Kompendiums. Durch 161 Tafeln reich illustrierte Encyklopädie mit naturwissenschaftlichem Schwerpunkt von Aerostation, Akustik, Architekur, Astronomie, Festungswesen, Mathematik, Mechanik, Waffenkunde, Seefahrt, Muscheln, Fische, Vögel, Botanik, Zoologie etc. 1.100 gr. Modernes, hellbraunes Leder auf 6 Bünden, Rückenvergoldung, Innenkanten-Blindprägung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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        Bibliothek der Schweizer Geschichte und aller Theile, so dahin Bezug haben. Systematisch-Chronologisch geordnet. 6 Bände und Register in 7 Bänden. Mit 1 gestochenen Titelvignette.

      Bern, Haller, 1785-1788 - Spätere Kleisterpapiebände mit neuen Rückenschildern Lonchamp 1383 - Barth 9364 - Wäber S. 1 - Erste Ausgabe der Standardbibliographie zur älteren Geschichte der Schweiz, systematisch und chronologisch geordnet. - Stellenweise gering gebräunt bzw. leicht braunfleckig, insgesamt sauber und wohlerhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Osservazioni di Ennio Quirino Visconti Su Due Musaici Antichi Istoriati

      In Parma Dalla Reale Tipografia MDCCLXXXVIII. [1788]. 2 preliminary leaves, 50 p., 2 folding engraved plates (2 leaves, a-f4, g2, g2 blank). Observations by Ennio Quirino On Two Ancient Mosaics. This piece, on two Roman mosaics excavated in fields outside Rome in 1787, was printed in 150 copies by Giovanni Battista Bodoni (1740-1813), regarded as one of the great printers of the late 18th century. The engraving on the title-page was cut by Bossio (says Brooks); the two folding engraved plates are by Francesco Cecchini (d. 1811), who worked on other books for Visconti. A bibliography by G. Sforza of the works of Visconti was published in Atti della Societ Ligure di Storia Patria LV, Genova, 1923; cf. Encyclopedia Italiana. Brooks Bodoni 359; Wing Collection 4: 4057; Fogg cat. 14: 264; LC 40-36438. NUC 639: 641 (NV 0196611)- DLC, ICN (one of three printed on vellum), MH, MB; OCLC adds UCLA, Johns Hopkins, TxDSMU. Bound in contemporary marbled paper boards; stitching loose, spine worn, chipped; internally fine. Stock#OB331.

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        DEBATES, RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROCEEDINGS, OF THE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, CONVENED AT BOSTON, ON THE 9th OF JANUARY 1788, AND CONTINUED UNTIL THE 7th OF FEBRUARY FOLLOWING, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSENTING TO AND RATIFYING THE CONSTITUTION RECOMMENDED BY THE GRAND FEDERAL CONVENTION. TOGETHER WITH THE YEAS AND NAYS ON THE DECISION OF THE GRAND QUESTION. TO WHICH THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION IS PREFIXED

      Boston: Russell...and Edmund Freeman..., 1788. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Lightly foxed. Very good. "These DEBATES were recorded by printers representing the MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL and INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE in Boston and were reprinted from them. A later edition (1856) included the official journal and notes on the debates kept by Theophilus Parsons, a delegate to the state convention and later chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. "The ratification process in Massachusetts was viewed with anxiety by supporters of the Constitution throughout the nation. Massachusetts was a key state, and it was thought that actions there might determine the ultimate fate of the Constitution. The struggle was hard, bitter, and characterized by wild rumor and allegations of corrupt behavior...The Federalist strategy was to ratify the Constitution first and then consider amendments to it...On February 6 the Constitution was endorsed by the narrow vote of 187 to 168. Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify...Massachusetts was the first state to propose amendments along with ratification, setting a pattern for the states that followed. All except Maryland and Rhode Island were to ratify and simultaneously propose amendments" - LIBERTY'S LEGACY. The debates of other states were also extensively published. That of Virginia, where many of the leaders of the Revolution were delegates, appeared in two volumes in 1788.

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        Atlas de la Monarchie prussienne.

      Londres, 1788 - Oberes Kapital minimal bestoßen, Deckel berieben und fleckig, wenige Blätter im aüßeren Rand minimal ausgefranst, teils geringe Eckausrisse. Dieses Exemplar enthält 74 Tabellen statt 75; vermutlich fehlt ein Blatt, bezeichnet H, mit Daten zur Wirtschaft Sachsens. Es ist wohl nie eingebunden gewesen, da keine Spuren eines Herauslösens sichtbar sind. Dieser Mangel ist stark im Preis berücksichtigt. Alle Karten und Tafeln sind sauber und wohlerhalten. Vortitel, Titel, 4 S., 10 Karten, 93 militärische Tafeln, 74 Tafeln mit Tabellen Französisch 2770g Fol. goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne.

      S.N. 1788 - In-folio ( 400 X 270 mm ) de 4 pages, 10 cartes à double page montées sur onglets, 77 tableaux certains dépliants et 93 planches, pleine basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, tranches brique ( Reliure de l'époque ). Les cartes sont gravées par TARDIEU d'après MENTELLE. Coins et coiffes usés, ancienne mouillure claire marginale sur les premiers feuillets, bon exemplaire, solidement relié. Histoire Allemagne Prusse Royauté [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      de l Imprimerie de Monsieur, Paris 1788 - Legature inizi 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. 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 d un solitaire, pour servir de suite aux études de la nature., ibidem 1789, XXXIV pp., 1 c.nn., 248 pp. (segue) Suite des Voeux d 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.

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        Dash

      London: Published by S. Gilpin Knightsbridge, & R. Pollard, N. 15 Braynes Row Spa Fields, 1788. Engraving and aquatint. With hand colour. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light scuffing in the margins. A dramatic portrait of Dash, Colonel Thornton's prized pointer, after a painting by Sawrey Gilpin. Sawrey Gilpin studied art under Samuel Scott, the well-known landscape painter. He devoted himself to sporting art and developed a keen eye and hand for horse portraiture. In 1773 he was made a Director of the Society of Artists, and in the following year he was elected President. Gilpin caught the eye of Colonel Thornton who became his chief patron, commissioning such noted paintings as "The Death of the Fox," which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793. This striking image is a portrait of Colonel Thornton's treasured hound Modish, and is one of two portraits painted by Gilpin of Thornton's hunting dogs. Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes produced many prints together with Pollard doing the etching and Jukes the aquatinting. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, 124-125.

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        Procès-verbal des États de Dauphiné, assemblés à Romans dans le mois de Décembre 1788 [1er Déc. 1788 au 6 Janvier 1789].

      - Grenoble, De l'Imprimerie de J.M. Cuchet, 1788. In-4, broché, couverture papier bleu d'attente, (1) f. de titre, 195 p., (1) p. de table, vignette et bandeaux gravés. Edition originale de cette important document, source de première importance pour l'histoire du Dauphiné à la veille de la Révolution. Le procès-verbal est rédigé et signé en fin par J.-J. Mounier alors "Secrétaire des Etats". Vignette de titre aux armes de la province du Dauphiné. "Le 1er décembre 1788 s’ouvre à Romans la session des Etats de Dauphiné, présidée par l’archevêque de Vienne, avec comme secrétaire Jean-Joseph Mounier, avocat à Grenoble. La session se passe à Romans durant tout le mois de décembre. Les députés du clergé viennois sont Aimé-François Corbeau de Saint-Albin (né en 1744) doyen du chapitre Saint-Maurice et Charles-Emmanuel de Gratet de Dolomieu, chanoine-comte de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Chef. Un seul représentant du bas clergé, le curé de Chirens Fuzier, siège à Romans. Les Etats du Dauphiné se séparent le 16 janvier 1789 après avoir désigné leurs représentants aux Etats Généraux prévus à Versailles en mai 1789". (Catalogue de l'histoire de France, IX, n°71. Maignien, 'Biblio. du Dauphiné pendant la Révolution', n°291. Maignien,' Imprimerie à Grenoble', n°1464). Bel exemplaire, très frais, imprimé sur papier fort, grand de marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dissertations sur l'extraction des corps étrangers des plaies, et spécialement de celles faites par les armes à feu. Avec la description et les figures de plusieurs instruments nouvellement imaginés, pour rendre cette opération plus facile et plus sûre

      Treuttel, Strasbourg 1788 - Demi-chagrin chamois de l'époque, dos pièce de titre, , dos à nerfs, XIV, 116, (2) pp. Plus de la moitié de l'ouvrage est consacré à l'examen des instruments de chirurgie et à leurs usages pratiques. Illustré par deux grandes planches dépliantes d'instruments, dont certains inventés par Thomassin. - - - BOUND WITH (relié avec) : JEAN-PIERRE MAUNOIR : Mémoires physiologiques et pratiques sur l'anévrisme et la ligature des artères (A Genève, Paschoud, 1802), 91 pages et deux très grandes planches dépliantes. (two big plates) - (Maunoir (1768-1861) était professeur d'anatomie de l'Académie impériale de Genève et docteur en chirurgie. Il est renommé comme chirurgien et comme ophtalmologue. "The procedure for iridectomy modified by Maunoir, a Swiss surgeon and ophtalmologist, was widely adopted by other ophthalmic surgeons. It was incorporated into the ophthalmological textbooks of the period. Guthrie summarizes Maunoir's technique and Scarpa's adaptation of it." Becker, collection in ophtalmology 250. BOUND WITH : JACQUES-LOUIS BEGIN : APPLICATION DE LA DOCTRINE PHYSIOLOGIQUE A LA CHIRURGIE (Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1823), 186 [1] pages - - - JEAN-CHRYSANTE GALES : Memoire et rapports sur les fumigations sulfureuse. . .au traitement des affections cutanees (Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1816), [4] 137 [1], 3 [1]pp. 8 hand-colored and 3 uncolored engraved plates, on blue paper. (la plupart des exemplaires ne possèdent que 7 planches en couleurs, le notre en a 8) - - - Galès developed a method of treating scabies and other generalized skin disorders by means of fumigation with sulfur vapors. Galès is best remembered for his infamous "rediscovery" of the scabies mite in 1812; the supposed acarus, which he claimed to have found in the scabies vesicle (an incorrect location), was actually a common cheese mite, artfully placed in the vesicle by Galès himself (see Crissey & Parish, pp. 61-68). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte d'Asie. Dressée pour l'usage du Roi sur ce que les Arabes nous ont laissé de plus exact des Pays Orienteaux, sur les routiers et observations de voyageurs européens notamment sur celles de Pallas.

      DE L'ISLE 1788 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1788. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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        Hochfürstlicher Brandenburg-Onolzbach- und Culmbachischer Genealogischer Calender und Addresse-Buch auf das Jahr 1789.

      Ansbach (Johann David Messerer für) Benedict Friedrich Haueisen () 1788 - 222, 96 (recte 66) S., 2 Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel und Falttabelle. 8° (16,5 x 10,5 cm). Rotes Leder der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelbordüren und Deckeltitel sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Mit ausführlichem "Adresse-Buch" der Fürstentümer Brandenburg-Onolzbach und Brandenburg-Culmbach sowie der Reichsgrafschaft Sayn-Altenkirchen; verzeichnet die Staatsbediensteten vom Ministerium bis zu den Briefträgern und Packern. Im Anhang Maße, Münzen, Märkte, Posttage etc. Die Tabelle mit den Posttagen und Briefporto für Ansbach. - Sauber, die Tabelle etwas schief gefaltet. Einband gering berieben und minimal bestoßen. - Dekoratives, schön erhaltenes Bändchen mit hübschen Buntpapiervorsätzen. *Pfeiffer 7712. 280 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS FROM ST. PETERSBURG IN RUSSIA, TO VARIOUS PARTS OF ASIA, IN 1716, 1719,

      Edinburgh 1788, Creech. Full contemporary leather,2 vol. set. 2 etched copper folding maps, 442+544p., some minor cracks. to hinge, not loose, minor corner wear, solid copy, gold. stamped spine, as is contents clean & bright, 14 x 22 cm.. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE & GUIDE TO PEKING & CENTRAL ASIA Covering the famous travels overland beginning in 1715-1718 to Ispahan, part of a journey to Peking in China through Siberia, in the years 1719-1721, with a very nice map of the author's routes between Moscow & Pekin, with an Embassy from His Imperial Majesty, Peter the First to the Sophy of Pers- ia, Sach Hussein Anno MDCCXV. Vol. I covers the origin of the Embassy from St. Petersburg & then restarting to Peking. With observations along the way through Kalmucks, Tomsky Tzu- limm Tartars, Elimsky, Iakutsky, Kamtzatskky, Lake Baykal Selinginsky, Kutachtu, Selinginskyk, hunting, Saratzyn & the boundary between the Russian & Chinese territories. Saratzyn entering the Chinese land to the Great wall, and Pekin. Aud- ience with the ambassadors, occurrences at Pekin, festivals, New Years celebrations, audience with the Emperor & return. The wonderful overland journey from Russia to Peking of the diplomatic Ambassadors. * A fascinating account of the trip & what was observed along the way. Through the Great Wall, in to Peking, and to the Emperor's internal court. This early primary resource addresses the people, customs, flora, fauna ethnography of the Chinese.With a useful glossary of Chinese numbers, & vocabulary also in Mongol, Tangut Indostan & Mantzuir. A grand work, loaded with keen insights & observation on the whole area. Of major import is the commentary on the Mongols & Mongolia. Bell was the only Englishman in the Emb- assy, & was the official physician. His lucid remarks are a valuable early record of the area. * This is also the first Embassy to Ispahan in Persia, Central Asia, Mongolia, and to Peking. Bell was a British expatriate, who accompanied the embassies of Peter the Great, strong on manners and customs, this also includes a translation of De Lange's journal relating to the court of Peking. A very fascinating early primary resource. * Note: we may have more than one binding or variant edition so please request scans for the copy you are interested in. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: E. Cox: A REFERENCE GULIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL, P.342, 256. * H. Cordier: SINICA 2093 * Crowther 2031. * Gaskell 415. * Lust 314. * Nerhood 78. * Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles

      Vienna Maire 1788 - "Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles pour servir de renseignement a la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Theatre de la Guerre". Orig. copper-engraving after F. J. Maire's map of Dardanelles. Published in Vienna, 1788. Orig. old colouring. With title-cartouche with inset 4 fortification plans ("Les Forts des Dardanelles armes en Guerre") and a wind-rose. 29:63 cm (11 1/2 x 24 3/4 inch.). Detailed map of the strait of the Dardanelles between Aegean and Marmara Sea. - Francois Joseph Maire (1738 - ca. 1800) was a publisher, geographer and engineer active in Vienna. He published some maps in relation to the Russian-Austrian-Turkish war of 1787-91. - With traces of the original foldings.

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        A View near Scheveling painted by DeVlieger

      London: Published by Molteno & Co. No. 132, Pall Mall, 1788. Etching and aquatint with hand-colour. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 14 7/16 x 20 5/8 inches. A charming seaside view by Samuel Ireland, the engraver and collector connected with the infamous Shakespeare forgeries. Ireland was a minor engraver and publisher who worked in London at the close of the eighteenth century. He was an avid art and manuscript collector, and many of the works that he engraved and published were after pieces found in his own collection. This romantic view is after a painting by DeVlieger, which was in Ireland's collection at the time. This image operates as both an example of the picturesque tradition in eighteenth century landscape prints, and as an advertisement and promotion of Ireland's celebrated collection. With this image Ireland presents himself as both a serious engraver and a respected collector. Unfortunately, today Ireland is better remembered for his involvement in the Shakespeare forgeries than for his evocative prints. Over a period of many years Ireland's son, William Henry, sold his father a series of forged manuscripts, which he claimed to be written in Shakespeare's hand. Ireland, who willingly trusted his son, added these forgeries to his collection and presented them in an exhibition to the literary community, who accepted them as genuine. The charade progressed so far that an invented play entitled 'Vortigern', which William Henry had written and presented as a missing work by Shakespeare, was performed at Sheridan's Drury Lane theatre by some of the leading actors of the age. When the hoax was eventually discovered Ireland's reputation was ruined, and his son was disgraced. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Dictionary of National Biography ; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections , (Supplement) 2715a.

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        De Animi Affectu in theologicis disciplinis tractandis Oratio, quam in regio Ticinensi Archigymnasio Antonio Mussi Ex Congreg. oblatorum SS. Ambrosii et Caroli R. Professor Theologiae Dogmaticae et in Seminario Langobardiae Austriacae General Studiorum Praefectus ad Prolusionem Habuit XII. Kal. Decemb. An. MDCCLXXXVIII.

      Ticini, R. I. Monast. S. Salvatoris 1788 - 21 x 14 cm, 46 S., Bibliotheksexemplar, stockfleckig, Or - Br. mit Notiz, Bindung gelockert [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Pair of Prints] To the Right honorable William Pitt ... this Accurate Perspective View of the Outside [.... this Accurate Perspective View of Inside] of the Royal Exchange, in London, is ... Dedicated, by ... J. Chapman

      London: published & sold by Mr. Chapman, 1788. Copper engravings by Bartolozzi after Chapman & Lutherburgh. Expert restoration to margins. Sheet sizes: 18 3/4 x 23 inches and 19 x 23 3/8 inches. A famous pair of engravings of the second Royal Exchange by Bartolozzi, one of the greatest engravers of his age. The first image is of the exterior on Cornhill, the second of the interior. There have been three Royal Exchanges, each of which in their heyday were at the heart of what the City of London does best: commerce. The first, based on the Antwerp Bourse was built at the expense of Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565 (the Grasshopper on the top of the present Exchange recalls Gresham's family crest). The site was provided by the Corporation of the City of London and the Mercer's Company. Roughly triangular, it is formed by the converging streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle Street. The present image is of the second exchange. Built on the same site after the Great Fire of London, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669. This too was destroyed by fire on 10 th January 1838. The present exchange, still at the heart of the City of London, built to a design by Sir William Tite was opened in 1845. Heywood's lines about the first Exchange are equally apt for the second: "Not in my life; yet I have been in Venice, In the Rialto there, called Saint Mark's; 'Tis but a bauble, if compared to this. The nearest, that which most resembles this, Is the great Burse in Antwerp, yet no comparable Either in height or wildeness, the fair cellarage, Or goodly shops above. Oh my Lord Mayor, This Gresham hath much graced your city, London; His fame will long outlive him." (Thomas Heywood If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody part 2 ). Remarkably, the printing plates for both these images still exist and re-strikes are available. The present examples are the "real thing" and not modern reprints.

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        L'Indiscretion

      Paris: A Paris chez Janinet, rue Haute Feuille, No. 5. Et chez Efnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques, a la Ville de Coutances, No. 259, 1788. Mixed method colour print, printed in yellow, blue, red, pink and black inks from five plates. Two registration marks in plate. In excellent condition with wide margins. Image size: 14 x 11 inches. This is considered one of Janinet's masterpieces. From a series of boudoir scenes executed in collaboration with the painter Nicolas Lavreince, it is an exquisite example of a newly devised method of colour printing Jean Francois Janinet (1752-1814) was one of the most accomplished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His beautiful images are among the most sought after prints on the market and they stand as a testimony to the superior quality of early French colour printing. "In 1771 Janinet began to work in Bonnet's atelier where he soon mastered the techniques of multiple-plate colour printing and chalk-manner engraving. On his own, he refined these processes by 1772 to produce the first colour prints in imitation of watercolour and wash drawings. These prints were executed entirely with specialized engraver's tools and without recourse to aquatint". During his career "Janinet made more than eight hundred prints, including 260 in drawing books, three hundred views, 175 costume and theatrical portraits, fifty-six scenes of the significant events of the Revolution, as well as numerous little round prints for buttons and box tops, few of which survive". Janinet's best work is exemplified in this beautiful print, which was published as part of a series of twelve. The series was executed in collaboration with the celebrated Swedish artist Nicolas Lavreince. In Paris during the latter part of the eighteenth century there developed a fashion for titillating pictures of intimate boudoir scenes. This print is a wonderful example of this trend, as well as a lovely impression of the engraving. "L'Indiscretion" was published by Janinet in 1788 as the third print in his famous collaborative series with Lavreince. Typical of this genre of French printmaking "L'Indiscretion" is set in an extravagant boudoir where two young women fight for the possession of a love letter. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814 , p. 265, 266, 351; Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 161.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean

      London: printed for G. Nicol, 1788. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Wilson by I. Heath after I. Russell, 16 engraved plates and maps (comprised of 1 folding map, 1 folding coastal profile, 3 views, 3 portraits and 8 other plates), extra-illustrated with 1 plate from the 1803 fifth edition of the same work. [ with :] John Pearce HOCKIN (1773?-1831). A supplement to the account of the Pelew Islands. London; printed for Captain Henry Wilson by W. Bulmer & Co, sold by G. & W.Nicol [and others], 1803. Half-title. 2 works in one volume, 4to (12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches). Contemporary half russia, uncut, rebacked, later endpapers. Provenance : Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert (1831-1905, bookplate). A fine, large, completely uncut set of the first edition of this highly popular and very readable work on the Palau Islands, together with the subsequent supplement, with an appropriate provenance. From the library of a British colonial administrator of the first rank: the governor of Queensland, under-secretary of the colonies, etc. Keate's Pelew Islands was one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, and remains the main source for early knowledge of the Palau Islands in Micronesia and has been described as 'a splendid yarn of danger and adventure in the South Seas and the most thoroughgoing and elaborate presentation of the noble savage in the literature of the South Seas' ( European Vision and the South Pacific , pp. 136-7). "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, was wrecked on a reef near one of the Palau (Pelew) Islands, a previously unexplored group. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a good impression. Unhappily, in spite of all precautions, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate ... composed this relation from the journals and communications of Captain Wilson and some of his officers. The Account ... was extremely popular, and in 1788 and 1789 four editions were printed in London..." (Hill p.321). "After the death of Prince Lee Boo (sometimes called Libu) ... the East India Company sent two ships under Captain John M'Cluer to convey the unfortunate news to Abba Thule, the king of the Palau Islands. The Company also sent out gifts of cattle, domestic animals, plants, and seeds to the inhabitants. The Englishmen and the Palau islanders established friendly relationships, and the ships stayed intermittently for over a year, allowing the crew to teach the natives how to plant and cultivate the new crops. Each ship left for a few months at a time to survey the coast of New Guinea and to visit the coast of China ... After a time, M'Cluer married an island woman, resigned his commission, acquired a plantation, and became a Palau chieftain. After a year and a quarter, M'Cluer grew tired of the solitude, and he managed to reach the coast of China in a native boat ... He returned to Palau for his family and then sailed for Calcutta, India, where they were to live. Hockin's narrative ... was originally published as part of the fifth edition of Keate's work published in London in 1803. Some copies [as here] were issued as thin quarto separates, so that owners of the 1788 editions of Keate could bind the two together as one volume" (Hill pp.289-290). This copy is from the library of Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert, G.C.B., who held the office of Premier of Queensland between 1859 and 1866; was Assistant Under-Secretary of the Colonial Office between 1869 and 1871; Under-Secretary of the Colonies between 1871 and 1892; and Agent-General of Tasmania between 1893 and 1896. Hill (2004) 907 & 816.

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        Histoire raisonnée du commerce de la Russie.

      A Paris, chez Cuchet 1788 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8, XII-293-[2] pp. et VI-259-[1] pp., basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse orné d'encadrement de filets et de frises dorés, fleurons dorés au centre et en écoinçon, chaînette dorée sur les coupes, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Petits trous de vers sur les mors et qqs épidermures sur les plats. Mouillures claires en tout début d'ouvrage. Édition originale de ce tableau général des échanges de la Russie, classé d'abord par lieu d'échange (Saint-Pétersbourg, Ukraine, Reval, Riga, Friedichshafen), puis par partenaire (Turquie, Perse, Chine). Les ouvrages du jurisconsulte Scherer, qui fut un moment membre du collège impérial de justice de Saint-Pétersbourg, sont toujours précis et bien informés. INED, 4113. Kress, B 1486. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Romantic Landscape]

      London: Published by Molteno & Co. No. 132, Pall Mall, 1788. Etching and aquatint with hand-colour. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 14 5/8 x 20 1/4 inches. A charming landscape by Samuel Ireland, the engraver and collector connected with the infamous Shakespeare forgeries. Ireland was a minor engraver and publisher who worked in London at the close of the eighteenth century. He was an avid art and manuscript collector, and many of the works that he engraved and published were after pieces found in his own collection. This romantic continental view is after a painting by David Tenier, which was in Ireland's collection at the time. This image operates as both an example of the picturesque tradition in eighteenth century landscape prints, and as an advertisement and promotion of Ireland's celebrated collection. With this image Ireland presents himself as both a serious engraver and a respected collector. Unfortunately, today Ireland is better remembered for his involvement in the Shakespeare forgeries than for his evocative prints. Over a period of many years Ireland's son, William Henry, sold his father a series of forged manuscripts, which he claimed to be written in Shakespeare's hand. Ireland, who willingly trusted his son, added these forgeries to his collection and presented them in an exhibition to the literary community, who accepted them as genuine. The charade progressed so far that an invented play entitled 'Vortigern', which William Henry had written and presented as a missing work by Shakespeare, was performed at Sheridan's Drury Lane theatre by some of the leading actors of the age. When the hoax was eventually discovered Ireland's reputation was ruined, and his son was disgraced. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Dictionary of National Biography ; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections , (Supplement) 2715a.

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        A BILL FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [WITH FOUR ADDITIONAL BRITISH ACTS REGARDING BRITISH TRADE WITH THE UNITED STATES, AS LISTED BELOW]

      [London, 1788. Folio. Four of the titles string-tied, as issued. First title lightly foxed and toned. Very good. In a half morocco and marbled boards box, spine gilt. An interesting assemblage of British legislation from the period immediately following the Revolutionary War, documenting British efforts to allow only very limited trade with the newly independent United States. British trade policy during this period is an excellent example of a foreign power taking advantage of the weak structure of the American Articles of Confederation, which made it difficult for the thirteen states to act in concert and out of a any position of strength through unity. By 1783 the United States had formal trade relations with only two nations: France, secured through the 1778 Treaty of Amity and Commerce; and the Netherlands, via a Commercial Treaty negotiated by John Adams in 1782. Before the Revolution, British merchants had relied heavily on exports sent to the British colonies in North America, which greatly outweighed goods imported to Britain from the colonies. After the war the British government was reluctant to sign a formal commercial treaty with the United States. The states at the time were operating under the relatively weak structure of the Articles of Confederation, and the British felt that they could secure the benefits of trade with the American states without making any treaty concessions. Britain opted instead for a series of acts that established limited trade with the United States and between the United States and Canada and the British colonies in the West Indies. The first of these laws was passed in 1783, and the evolution of that law is reflected in the first three items below. In all, these British laws severely circumscribed American trade with England and with English colonies, though they did allow some markets for American exports, and did facilitate the flow of much needed imports into the United States. In 1784, British exports to the United States were valued at more than £3.5 million, while American exports to England were less than one-fifth of that sum. The United States and Great Britain would not sign a formal trade treaty until the Jay Treaty, which was approved in 1795 and which gave the United States limited trading rights in the British West Indies. The first, second, third, and fifth titles below were printed in very small numbers for the use of members of Parliament during debate and action on the bills. Known as "slip bills," they are a snapshot of the legislation as it proceeded through the legislative process. The first and fifth titles contain blank spaces in the text where dates and tariff rates would be filled in later, and all four of the slip bills have printed docketing on the final page. The first and fifth items also contain a printed note before the text of the bill reading "the figures in the margin denote the Number of the Folios in the written copy," which indicates just how early in the legislative process these bills were printed. The four bills and one act included in this group are: 1) A BILL FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [London. 1783]. 3,[1]pp. This bill gives the United States the same trading status as other independent sovereign states, but restricts American exports to Great Britain only to those goods that are "the growth, produce, or manufacture of the said United States." It thus forbad the "triangular" trade in which American merchants liked to engage, while not imposing the same restriction on British exporters. ESTC locates only five copies. ESTC N32490. BELL G578 (ref). 2) A BILL [AS AMENDED IN THE COMMITTEE] FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [London. 1783]. 5,[1]pp. This bill expands on and further defines the previous bill, clearly spelling out the limitations on American trade with England while imposing no such restrictions on English merchants, and in fact making every provision to facilitate British exports to America. ESTC locates six copies. ESTC N32061. 3) A BILL [AS AMENDED IN THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM THE SAME WAS RE-COMMITTED] FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [London. 1783]. 5,[1]pp. As with the previous two versions of this bill, the language here explains that it would be "highly expedient" to have a trade treaty with the United States, but until that point England would make due with legislation regulating Anglo-American commerce. The same restrictive language regarding exports from America is carried over. ESTC locates only five copies. ESTC N32016. 4) AN ACT TO EXTEND THE POWERS OF AN ACT...FOR GIVING HIS MAJESTY CERTAIN POWERS FOR THE BETTER CARRYING ON TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF HIS MAJESTY'S DOMINIONS AND THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF THIS KINGDOM WITH THE BRITISH COLONIES AND PLANTATIONS IN AMERICA...[caption title]. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1784. [2],715-716pp. This law specifically relates to British exports of iron, hemp and sail cloth from the Baltic states to the United States. ESTC locates only three copies. ESTC N58431. BELL G585. 5) A BILL FOR REGULATING THE TRADE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF HIS MAJESTY'S COLONIES AND PLANTATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA AND IN THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS, AND THE COUNTRIES BELONGING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AND BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY'S SAID SUBJECTS AND THE FOREIGN ISLANDS IN THE WEST INDIES [caption title]. [London. 1788]. 9,[1]pp. This bill essentially prohibits American trade with Britain's colonies in the West Indies and prohibits American exports to Canada as well. The sole exemption is with regard to salt from the Turks Islands, a product the English wanted to encourage. The bill allows American ships to receive salt on the islands. It also limits exports from the West Indies to America on such goods as sugar, molasses, coffee, etc. to British ships only. ESTC locates only four copies. ESTC T201245. RAGATZ, p.95. BELL G618 (ref). An important group of rare working drafts of British legislation.

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        A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave - Trade. Humbly inscribed to the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Frederick, Earl of Bristol, etc.

      London, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.2 Bll., 30 S. - Angebunden: 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 S. Marmorierter Karton aus altem Material. 24,5 x 19,5 cm. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 384; Sabin 106007; Quaritch (Americana), Kat. 962, Nr. 682: "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." - Ann Yearsley (1753 - 1806) auf dem Titel des angebundenen Werkes als Milchmädchen ("Milkwoman") bezeichnet, aber wohl tatsächlich nur die Tochter einer solchen, veröffentlichte unter der Ägide der Bristoler Philanthropin Hannah More und später mit Hilfe des 4. Earls von Bristol Frederick Hervey einige Gedichtbände. Ihr einflussreichstes Werk ist allerdings das hier vorliegende "Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave - Trade". Bristol war im 18. Jahrhundert der wichtigste Umschlagplatz für den Sklavenhandel nach Amerika; zwischen 1697 und 1807 haben von Bristol aus 2108 Sklavenschiffe über 500000 Menschen von Afrika nach Amerika transportiert. Durch die in Bristol täglich zu erlebenden Brutalitäten formte sich die Bewegung der Abolitionisten; mit dem Poem wurde Ann Yearsley unter ihnen eine der markantesten Persönlichkeiten. Der Slave Trade Act von 1807 verbot schließlich den Sklavenhandel im British Empire, die Sklaverei selbst wurde allerdings erst 1833 abgeschafft. Das tränenreiche Schicksal der wohl literarischen Figur des Sklaven Luco dürfte dazu sein Teil mit beigetragen haben. - Titel jeweils mit kl. Besitzstempel "v. Zach" (eventuell Franz Xaver v. Zach, vgl. ADB XLIV, 613). Gutes und sauberes Exemplar! Bücher en

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        A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, Whereby is Clearly Shewn, From Actual Experiments, That Steam May be Applied to Propel Boats or Vessels of Any Burthen Against Rapid Currents With Great Velocity. The Same Principles are Also Introduced with Effect, by a Machine of a Simple and Cheap Construction, for the Purpose of Raising Water Sufficient for the Working of Grist-Mills, Saw-Mills, &c. and for Watering Meadows and Other Purposes of Agriculture

      Philadelphia: printed by Joseph James, 1788. Small octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches). [1-]26 pp. Contemporary paper wrappers, early manuscript title on upper wrapper, uncut (wrappers with repaired tears) Provenance: W.H.H. Newman (Buffalo, New York, bookplate and signature on title) Second edition, second issue of this important early pamphlet on steam navigation by one of the two American steam pioneers. James Rumsey's pamphlet was first published under a slightly different title ( A plan wherein the power of steam is fully shewn... ) in 1788. It was then reprinted with this title, in two different issues (the first with the word 'chep' on the title, the second with the word correctly spelled, as here). Rumsey states in the "Advertisement" on the verso of the title that this pamphlet is reprinted from "a pamphlet published in Virginia, to prove the authors prior right of applying steam, to propel boats &c. as well as to establish the principles on which he has done it, a few copies were then thought sufficient for that purpose, but as Mr. Fitch intends to answer the pamphlet, it is therefore necessary to re-publish as much of it as respects Mr. Fitch, which is done with no other variation, from the original, than to correct a few of the omissions and mistakes that were introduced into the first publication". Rumsey and John Fitch entered into a controversy over whose steam-powered boat had priority. Fitch was the first to publicize his invention and obtained a 14-year privilege for the manufacture of steam vessels, giving him a virtual monopoly on its production in America. Rumsey's pamphlet prompted John Fitch to reply by publishing his Original steamboat supported , (1788) in which Fitch attacked Rumsey's claim to priority. Though neither man was financially successful, Fitch went on to inaugurate the first commercial steamboat service on the Delaware River in 1790. Evans 21442; Norman 1859; Sabin 74128; Streeter sale 3961; Rink 2924; Howes R499 'b'.

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        Generalkarte von Nordamerika sant den Westindischen Inseln

      Vienna, 1788. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, on four unjoined sheets, with full natural margins, in excellent condition. Sheet size of each 24 1/3 x 33 inches. A finely engraved monumental map of North America depicted shortly after the American Revolution, by a great Austrian cartographer. This is one of the largest depictions of North America made during the eighteenth-century. Schrämbl, who was by then one of Austria's most prominent cartographers, directly based this work on the map by Thomas Pownall. Pownall, a British MP, and formerly the governor of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, first produced this map in 1777. Schrämbl based his work on Pownall's 1783 second state, which showcases the former thirteen colonies as the newly independent United States of America. It was included as one of the principal maps of his grand work, the Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas . The immense scope of Schrämbl map's takes in all of the territory from James Bay, all the way down into the Spanish Main of South America. The map shows the newly independent American republic to be a small nation hugging the Atlantic seaboard, while the vast lands of the Ohio and Mississippi basins are shown to be largely uninhabited. The map covers all regions in great geographic detail. One of the most attractive features of the map is its pictorial representation of Native American villages, trading posts, mines and other features. Mexico, Central America, and the broad chain of the West Indian archipelago are also elegantly portrayed. The map features two fascinating cartographic insets; the first of which depicts Hudson's Bay and the Canadian Arctic; the latter supposedly containing the entrance to the purported Northwest Passage. The second inset features the head of the Sea of Cortes in the southwest, evincing Father Eusabio Kino's declaration that California is not an island, based on his exploration of the area from 1698 to 1701. This elegant compostion is further embellished by a large cartouche of rocaille ornamentation. Cf. Kohlmaier, Ursula, Der Verlag Franz Anton Schrämbl (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Vienna, 2001); McCorckle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 788.6.

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        Neueste Reise durch Corsica, mit Bemerkungen über die natürliche Geschchte des Landes, und die Sitten und Gebräuche seiner Bewohner. Aus dem Französischen des Abbé Gaudin. Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette.

      Leipzig Weygand 1788 - IV Seiten, 1 Bl., 170 Seiten, 8°, blauer Orig.-Intermiskart. mit späterem Ln.-Rücken u. hs. Umschlagtitel a. Schildchen. 1. deutsche Ausgabe von "Voyage en Corse" (1787). - Der einfache Umschlag mit kleinen sorgfältig ausgebesserten Randläsuren, alter Namenseintrag a. Titel, unbeschnittenes breitrandiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        System der Gesetzgebung. Aus dem Italienischen. 2. verb. Auflage.

      Ansbach, Haueisen 1788 - 1793.8 in 6 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt. Deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes "La scienza della legislazione" des italienischen Juristen Gaetano Filangieri (1752 - 88). - Unbeschnitten, tls. etwas braunfleckig. Bücher de

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        Abbildungen zum Cabinet der vorzüglichsten in- und ausländischen Holzarten nebst deren Beschreibung.

      Erfurt, auf Kosten des Verfassers 1788 - Folio mit zahlreichen handkolorierten Tafeln in leuchtenden Farben. Ca. 36 cm x ca. 22 cm. Marmorierter Schnitt. Zeitgenössischer Halbleder-Einband mit Rückentitel (dort fälschlicherweise "Pettermann" anstatt "Bellermann"). Kollation: Titelblatt, 2 Seiten Vorrede (nicht nummeriert), 4 Seiten Kurze Beschreibung (Seiten 1 bis 4), doppelblattgroße Tafel (koloriert), Textblätter 7 bis 72 (vorhanden sind 61 Textblätter, es fehlen die Blätter 8, 11, 18, 40, 60), zu jedem Textblatt ein Tafelblatt (Text- und Tafelblätter einseitig bedruckt; Tafel und Text stehen sich gegenüber, Tafeln in sehr kräftigem Druck, leuchtend handkoloriert) (vorhanden sind 50 Tafeln, darüber hinaus fehlen - zumindest nach der fortlaufenden Zählung - die Tafeln 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 19, 24, 32, 40, 44, 48, 55, 56, 60, 61). - Das Werk ist ursprünglich in Lieferungen erschienen mit je "1) sechs Stück Holz nebst Titel; 2) sechs illuminirten Foliokupferblättern; 3) sechs Blätter Text, ein halber Dukaten. Hierzu kommt noch jetzt der Titel, Vorrede und Emballage. - Der Ladenpreiß ist zwey Rthl. Sächsisch." (Bellermann in der Vorrede) Der tatsächliche Umfang dieses Werkes ist dennoch nicht ganz klar: Stafleu (TL, Nr. 20.811) nennt "p. I-VI, 1-4, folded colour plate, 72 coloured numbered plates each facing a numbered page of text numbered 1-72. Copy: NY. (Pritzel states: "Dazu gehören 2 Kästchen mit 60 (sic) Stück Holzarten.")" Pritzel (Thesaurus Literaturae Botanicae, Nr. 596) dagegen: "folio. 60 Blätter Text und 60 ill. Tafeln. (Dazu gehören 2 Kästchen mit 60 Stück Holzarten.)" Nissen schließlich (Die Botanische Buchillustration, Nr. 129 und 130) kennt als einziger 2 Werke von Bellermann: Nr. 129 mit dem Titel "Abbildungen und Beschreibung von 72 der vorzüglichsten Holzarten den In- und Auslandes. Erfurt: Ferd. Bellermann 1788. 2°, 73 kol. Kupf. (1-72 u. 1 Taf. Analysen) vorh. Greifswald, Univ.Bibl." und Nr. 130 mit dem hier vorliegenden Titel: "Erfurt 1788. 2°. 60 Bl., 60 kol. Kupf. (dazu nach Pritzel 2 Kästchen mit 60 Stück Holzarten). " Der Einband berieben und bestoßen. Vorne keine Vorsatzblätter. Das Titelblatt ca. 1 cm schmäler. Die Vorrede oben rechts und unten links mit Ausriss (oben rechts mit Textverlust); mit Knickspuren und einem Einriss im Text. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel unten mittig mit Ausriss. Keine Einträge. Papier nicht gebräunt, gelegentlich gering altersfleckig. Die Bindung an mehreren Stellen angebrochen oder gebrochen. Zustand insgesamt (III -) IV (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gerne Fotos per Email., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Art du Distillateur et Marchand de Liqueurs considerees comme Alimen Medicamenteux; avec un memoire sur les Acides natifs du Verjus, de l'orange et du citron. 2 volumes

      Nyon l'aine de fils, Paris 1788 - 448pp; 372pp; 31pp. The Art of the Distiller and Merchant of Liquors considered as medicines of ailments; with a memoire on the native Acids of the Juices, orange and lemon. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rubbed and scuffed leather. Corners bumped. Tooled gilt spine with raised bands. Marbled eps. Tightly bound. Pages cut and slightly browning. Text in French. A few inscriptions and marks to prelims. Small hole in eps [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entwurf einer physikalischen Erdbeschreibung. Aus dem Englischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt von J. G. Geissler.

      Dresden, Walther, 1788. - circa 19,8 x 12,3 cm. 4 Bll., 406 SS., 3 gefaltete Kupfertafeln Pappe d. Zt. VD18 12292915-001. Seltene, einzige deutsche Bearbeitung des um 1785 erschienenen Werkes "A New, Complete, and Universal Body, or System of Natural History", mit einer Einführung und Kommentaren von dem Übersetzer Johann Gottlieb Geisler (1753-1816). Das Werk gibt eine Naturgeschichte, die sich auf geologische, mineralogische und paläontologische Funde stützt, sowie Naturereigisse, wie Erdbeben zu deuten versucht. Millar diskutiert verschiedene Theorien über die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Erde, auch im Bezug auf ihre Vereinbarkeit mit dem biblischen Schöpfungsbericht. Mehrere Kapitel widmen sich Vulkanen, Kometen und Versteinerungen. Aus dem Inhalt: Übersicht der verschiedenen Theorien der Erde, Von den Höhlen und unterirdischen Gängen, Von den Bergwerken, Dämpfen und andern mineralogischen Ausdünstungen, Nachricht von der erwartetetn Wiederkunft des Kometen vom Jahr 1532 und 1661 im Jahr 1788., Berechnete Oerter des Kometen., Bemerkungen über einige Versteinerungen, wie man sie in dem St. Petersberge bei Mastricht gefunden, Fernere Bemerkungen über die Vulkane, nebst Widerlegung einiger Einwürfe in Rücksicht ihrer Erscheinungen gegen die Wahrheit der Offenbarung etc. - Eine Tafel gibt eine Tabelle der höchsten Berge, die anderen beiden zeigen Uhrzeit-Funde und Versteinerungen aus dem Petersberg. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, Titel mit kleinem, altem privatem Monogrammstempel, Einband beschabt.

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        Reden zum Wohl der Menschheit über verschiedene Gegenstände. Ueber Religion, Freydenkery und Aufklärung. Ueber die Art, wie man zum Tod verurtheilte Uebelthäter, vorzüglich aber verstockte Bösewichter in ihren letzten Stunden behandeln soll, aus physiologischen Grundsätzen. Grundsätze für Dienende. Geschrieben von Ignaz Klein, und mit einer Vorrede herausgegeben von dem Hofrath von Eckartshausen.

      - Brünn, Joh. Sylv. Siedler, 1788-89. Frontispiece. Halfleather. 8vo. 253, 213, 77, (VIII), 115 pp. *binding slightly wormed, paper here and there slightly foxed , last page somewhat damaged otherwise good condition* 'Franz Karl von Eckartshausen, Haimhausen 1752 - München 1803. Eckartshausen was an eminent and influential exponent of early German romanticism. His work in natural philosophy and christian theosophy was read and discussed by some of the most well-known European writers and poets of his time. In Germany Goethe, Schiller, Herder and especially Novalis knew his work.In Russia Tsar Alexander I was an avid reader of his work. In France, he influenced contemporary mystical thinkers and Böhmist theosophers such as Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin (.). With regard to Naturphilosophie, the christian kaballah and christian theosophy, corresponding themes may be discovered between his work and that of his friends, the christian theosophers and philosophers Franz von Baader and Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling. (.) Eckartshausen lived and worked in the south of Germany, straddling the cultural divide between the German Aufklärung and the early Romantic period. He defended his own kind of religious philosophy against the new rationalism and materialism of what he considered the wrong sort of Enlightenment. (.) His works have always confronted the turbulent political, social and religious reality of his time and thus caught the early romantic Zeitgeist. (.)'RitmanlibrarySee also: Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie. München, 2001, 3, 9. 'Kleins Grundsätze für Dienende' is an enlightened guide of being a perfect servant written from below stairs with an introduction from upstairs by Eckartshausen. Klein outlines the requisite characteristics of a good servant, such as loyalty, discretion, gratitude etc. Eckartshausen stresses in his introduction that the responsibilities of the servant-master relationship are not one-sided. Human rights exist irrespective of class and need to be respected' . First edition was printed by Joseph Lentner at München in 1787. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Artist's Repository and Drawing Magazine, Exhibiting the Principles of the Polite Arts in their Various Branches (vols. I, II, III, IV)

      C. Taylor, London 1788 - Brown uniform linen with leather labels on spines. Vol. I: engraved title page. viii, 214 pp. + 73 engraved plates. Vol. II: engraved title page. iv, 225 pp. + 69 engraved plates. Vol. III: engraved title page. iv, 188 pp. + 48 engraved plates. Vol. IV: engraved titled page. 132 pp. + 23 engraved plates, eight are handcolored. Prepared by Francis Fitzgerald. Volumes intended as instruction books for art students. The books also include lectures meant to refine the taste of the mature art lover. Vol. I: The lectures include, "Introductory, being an historical sketch of the progress of the arts", "A view of their excellence and utility, with thought upon genius", "of the materials for drawings, and method of using them, with hints upon beauty", "of the human figure, its divisions, and proportions of the head", "of character of the head", "of expression of the head", "of proportions of the figure", and "of character and expression of the figure". Vol. II (perspective): "on the nature of perspective", "elements of the practice", "perspective of shadows", "perspective of the human figure", "historical sketch (of architecture)"; and "general principles (of architecture)". Vol. III: first section is a "compendium of colors and other materials used in the arts of drawing, painting, engraving, etc., in their various branches, with remarks on their natures and uses". Second section, "a dictionary of principles, and terms of art, adopted in the arts of design, in their various branches with explanatory remarks and observations". Vol. IV: miscellaneous reviews, and essays on criticism and individual artists. VG+, mild foxing. one volume (2) has dampstaining that is very light to moderate on most pages due to a recent flooding, but no pages have stuck and the item is still quite usable and appealing [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An address to the public, in behalf of the Association among Protestant Schoolmasters in the North of England, for the support of their aged brethren, widows, and orphans: in which the necessity and utility of that charitable institution are briefly illustrated. To which is subjoined, an abstract of the rules: submitted to the consideration of gentlemen and ladies who are inclined to promote this laudable scheme by their subscriptions or benefactions.

      Newcastle: printed by M. Angus, Drury-Lane, and sold by all the booksellers in town and country, 1788. 8vo., 45 + (1)pp., well bound fairly recently in marbled boards, spine lettered on a paper label. A very good copy. Probably the 2nd edition, the BL having a copy of both a 1774 and a 1788 printing. However, ESTC finds no library holding of either issue elsewhere. 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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        Drey Abhandlungen über den Straßenbau. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Berlin, Akademie, 1788. - (20 x 12 cm). XVI (8) 40, 22, 110 S. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Einzige Ausgabe. - Die erste, von der Akademie preisgekrönte Abhandlung beschreibt die Planung und den Bau zweier Haupt- und Landstraßen (von Hamburg bzw. Braunschweig nach Leipzig). Die zweite Abhandlung bezieht sich darauf und behandelt das Anlegen zweier großer Heerstraßen. Im dritten Teil wird der Nutzen guter Straßen beschrieben. - Stegemann (1737- nach 1789) war Baudirektor bei der Kriegs- und Domänenkammer zu Magdeburg. - Titel verso mit durchschlagendem Stempel. Satzspiegel gebräunt. Einband etwas berieben und leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECHERCHES HISTORIQUES ET POLITIQUES SUR LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE...PAR UN CITOYEN DE VIRGINIE

      Paris, 1788. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. The author emigrated to America from Italy in 1773 to introduce the cultivation of grapes and olives to the United States. He became a neighbor of Jefferson in Virginia, settling near Monticello at Jefferson's request, and this association led to their long friendship and the author's acquaintance with Franklin and Adams. A staunch Republican, he took an active roll in the Independence movement. In this work Mazzei outlines the history of the American colonies, the causes of the Revolution, and the economy and government of the United States. Also discussed are Indians, slavery, emigration, and the Society of the Cincinnati. An important work which Dumas Malone characterizes as "probably the most reliable of all the works of the period on the United States." Jefferson aided Mazzei in the compilation of the work while acting as American minister in Paris.

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        Letters on Greece being a sequel to letters on Egypt, and containing travels through Rhodes, Crete, and other islands of the Archipelago.

      London, Robinson, 1788. - Mit gefalteter Karte, 1 gefalteten Tafel, 407 Seiten, 4 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit, 21,5 x 13,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, die Karte mit kleinem hinterlegten Einriss. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Erster und zweiter Theil = Politische Schriften: Erster Theil - Zweiter Theil.

      Rellstab Berlin 1788 ( = Erste deutsche Ausgabe ) Mit XV, 296 Seiten und 384 Seiten. Im ersten Band ein Kupferstich-Frontispiz nach E. Henne. Die Bände jeweils in Pappbänden der Zeit, 8° ( 15,5 x 9,5 cm ). Inhalt der beiden Bände: Zueignungsschrift an die Republick Genf - Vorrede - Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Ungleichheit unter den Menschen, und worauf sie sich gründet - Brief an Herrn Philopolis - Abhandlung über die politische Oeconomie // Vom gesellschaftlichen Vertrage oder Grundsätze des bürgerlichen Rechts - Betrachtungen über die Regierung von Polen und über den Entwurf einer Verbesserung derselben. Die Einbände berieben, stärker fleckig, Band 1 mit Beschädigungen im Bezugspapier. Die Bände jeweils von alter Hand auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken tituliert *Rousseaus polit. Schrift: I. Theil - II: Theil*. Innen jeweils ein altes Exlibris *Bibliothek Hermann Ott* sowie jeweils ein kleiner alter Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Im ersten Band einige Seiten etwas braunfleckig ( wenige Seiten auch stärker ), das schöne Porträtkupfer gering stockfleckig, das hintere Vorsatzblatt fehlt - im zweiten Band wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. Zusammen 2 Bände. - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 500 Gramm ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Werkausgabe, Rousseau, Google, Politik, Politische Schriften, Teil, Gesellschaftsvertrag, Genf, Polen, Ungleichheit, Ökonomie, Philopolis

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        Oeuvres de Molière, avec des Remarques grammaticales, des Avertissemens et des Observations sur chaque Pièce, par M. Bret.

      compagnie des libraires associés, Paris, 1788 - 6 vol. in-8, veau fauve glacé marbré, dos à nerfs ornés aux petits fers à l'urne et à la lyre, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée en bordures intérieures, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque). belle réimpression de l'édition de 1773. Fameux portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignaud, 6 fleurons de titre et 33 figures à pleine page de Moreau Le Jeune. Superbe exemplaire sur beau vergé blanc, menues restaurations anciennes à la reliure.Cohen 719

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        Enchiridion .

      Halle (Saale) Hemmerede et Schwetschke 1788 - [Cook: Zweite Südseereise]. Forster, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798). "Enchiridion historiae naturali inserviens, quo termini et delineationes ad Avium, Piscium, Insectorum et Plantarum adumbrationes intelligendas et concinnandas, secundum methodum systematis Linnaeani continentur". Halle (Saale): Hemmerede et Schwetschke, 1788. EA. 8vo. (16), 224 S. OPp. Einband a. d. Zeit mit Rck.-Titelschild. J. R. Forster war ein vielseitig gebildeter deutscher Naturwissenschaftler und Entdecker in der Zeit der Aufklärung. Geschrieben als Ergebnis der Forschungen gemachten währned Cooks zweiter Reise (1772-1775), die hat Forster mit seinem Sohn Georg (1754-1794) als Naturforscher mitabsolviert. - Enthält Kapitel: "Fundamenta et Termini Ornithologiae", ". Ichthyologiae", ". Entomologiae" und "Termini Botanici". - Einb. ber., Kanten best. Text frisch, sauber, ungelesen. - Sehr selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Horologie- en uurwerkmakers handboek.Nijmegen, widow of J.C. Vieweg and son, 1826. 8vo. With 4 letterpress folding tables, and numerous illustrations and figures on 16 folding plates, lithographed by Guillaume Philidor van den Burggraaf, Brussels. Modern half tanned sheepskin.

      Saalmink, p. 1788; Tardy, Bibliogr. Mesure du temps, p. 233; WorldCat (9 copies). First edition of a rare Dutch manual on clockwork, by the experienced Groninger clock- and watchmaker Jacob Levi Smit (ca. 1766-1826). The work is divided into 4 parts and a conclusion: the first part treating basic mechanics, the second the calculation and design of clockworks, the third clock music and the fourth sundials; the whole is preceded by an introduction telling the history of the profession. The publisher's preface tell us that Smit passed away on 1 November, just as the main part of the text was being printed.With owner's stamp on half-title. Some faint water stains in the margins of the plates and some occasional spots throughout, but still in good condition. Binding also good, only the spine slightly rubbed.

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        First lines of the practice of physic. 4th ed. 4 vols.

      Edinburgh: C. Elliot, 1788. 4 volumes. Calf c. 1788, rebacked. 210 x 128 mm. 4th edition. Very good.

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