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        Voyages de M. Le Marquis de Chastellux Dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, Dans les annees 1780, 1781 & 1782 (2 vols.)

      Chez Prault, 1788-1791, Hardcover, Book Condition: G- (Ex-library, with markings and bookplates in both vols.; average edge wear to bindings, heavy corner and spine wear; pages are generally clean with foxing only present on outer pages of both vols.), Second Edition. 2 vols. Brown leather boards, red title and volume blocks on spines, gilt letters and decorations on spines, marbled flyleaves and marbled edges all around; 759 pp. total, 3 BW illus., 5 fold-outs. Text is in French. Title on spines: Voyage de l'Ameriqu. Here French military officer Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, the Marquis de Chastellux (1734-1788) recounts his travels in North America, from Massachusetts to Virginia. Includes two fold-out maps of his routes and three fold-outs of BW illustrations. Please note that a pagination printing error makes volume 2 seem as though it contains 251 pages when it really has 351. The page numbers advance in it from 320 to 221, and the error continues for the rest of the volume. The marbling is exquisite. Includes a boxed set of the 1963 English translation published by Chapel Hill and prepared by Howard C. Rice, Jr.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc.]
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        AN ESSAY ON THE SLAVERY AND COMMERCE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES PARTICULARLY THE AFRICAN. Translated from a Latin Dissertation which was honoured with the First Prize in the University of Cambridge for the year 1785.

      Printed and Sold by J Phillips,London,1788.The Second Edition Revised and Considerably Enlarged. - 8vo.pp.xxiv + 167 + 1 page cat.Bound in half calf, raised bands,marbled boards.Very Good. In 1785 Cambridge University held an essay competition with the title: "Is it rights to make men slaves against their wills?" Clarkson had not considered the matter before but after carrying out considerable research on the subject submitted his essay. Clarkson won first prize and was asked to read his essay to the University Senate. On his way home to London he had a spiritual experience. He later described how he had "a direct revelation from God ordering me to devote my life to abolishing the trade."Clarkson contacted Granville Sharp , who had already started a campaign to end the slave-trade. In 1787 Clarkson and Sharp formed the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade . Of the twelve members on the committee, nine were Quakers. Influential figures such as John Wesley and Josiah Wedgwood gave their support to the campaign. Later they persuaded William Wilberforce the MP for Hull , to be their spokesman in the House of Commons . Thomas Clarkson was given the responsibility of collecting information to support the abolition of the slave trade. This included interviewing 20,000 sailors and obtaining equipment used on the slave-ships such as iron handcuffs, leg-shackles, thumb screws, instruments for forcing open slave's jaws and branding irons. In 1787 he published his pamphlet, A Summary View of the Slave Trade and of the Probable Consequences of Its Abolition. Clarkson was a brilliant writer and Jane Austen who completely disagreed with his views on slavery, was so impressed with his writing style that she claimed after reading one of his books that she was "in love with its author". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Voeux d'un patriote.

      A Amsterdam 1788 - In-8 de XVI-282 pp. [ANTRAIGUES (Emmanuel-Louis-Henri de Launay, comte d')]. Mémoire sur les États Généraux, leurs droits, et la manière de les convoquer. Sans lieu, 1788. In-8 de 279 pp., demi-basane blonde, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Ensemble 1 vol. in-8, veau havane, filets doés sur les plats, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées, plats épidermés (reliure de l'époque). 1. Nouvelle édition de ce célèbre pamphlet du pasteur et virulent polémiste Pierre Jurieu (1637-1713), dont la première édition fut donnée par livraisons à Amsterdam dès 1689 et pendant plus d'un an, sous le titre de Les Soupirs de la France esclave qui aspire après la liberté. Des quinze mémoires dont se compose la première édition, seuls les treize premiers ont été réimprimés ici. L'ouvrage constitue une critique vive du gouvernement de Louis XIV : l'auteur proclame avec force le principe de la souveraineté du peuple et la subordination des rois aux Etats-généraux. 2. Edition originale. A la fin de 1788, le comte d'Antraigues (1755-1812) publia ce Mémoire sur les Etats-Généraux où il défend avec énergie les droits du peuple contre la monarchie, et représente la noblesse héréditaire comme « le présent le plus funeste que le ciel irrité ait fait au genre humain ». Cette publication participa fortement au mouvement révolutionnaire ; l'auteur fut élu député aux Etats-Généraux avant de devenir un farouche défenseur de l'absolutisme ; il fonda l'un des plus importants services d'espionnage des Bourbons. Martin & Walter I, 428 ; inconnu de Tourneux. Quérard II, 442. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flora macelli hortensis.

      Swenska köks- och krydde-gården. Innehållande alla de förnämsta i Europa brukeliga kål- rot- grön- sallat- och krydde-gårds matwäxter, med deras odling och bruk sammanfattad. Andra uplagan, förökt och förbättrad. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1788. 8:o. 54,(10) s. Tagen ur band. Enstaka småfläckar. Med D. P. Tisells namnteckning.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1301. Du Rietz Gastronomisk spegel 47. De sista opaginerade sidorna består av ett register och bokreklam från J. Lundblads boklåda. Första upplagan utkom 1784 och den tredje 1793. Bygger på arbeten av i första hand Carl von Linné och Fr. H. Lueder men även J. Ahlich, J. L. Kammecker och P. Lundberg. Engelbert Jörlin (1733-1810) var en av Linnés lärjungar och verksam vid Lunds universitet och sedan som lärare i Göteborg. Daniel Peter Tisell (1762-1843) var brukspatron på Hassla bruk, Östergötland

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        Dialogue between a nobleman and a farmer, upon the reduction of the National Debt, and other affairs of State: also, the distressed condition of the farmers in Scotland, considered; with the probable means of their relief, and their landlords advantage; - a more effectual method than any hitherto, for suppressing vice and immorality, and encouraging of religion and virtue. - The whole calculated exceedingly to promote the prosperity and grandeur of the British Nation.

      Edinburgh: printed for, and sold by the author, and by all others entrusted with Proposals. 1788. 12mo., viii + 219 + (1)pp., collating as BL copy (see note* below), contemporary half sheep, spine simply gilt and labelled, rubbed, joints worn and split. First edition: rare. (ESTC finds copies at only 7 libraries: BL + LSE + NLS + Worcester Coll. Oxford, and at Columbia + Minnesota + Yale (Beinecke).) The author, who describes himself as 'a Native of Banff', may have been a relative of George Suttor (1774-1859) the Anglo-Scottish farmer, pioneer settler of Australia and the founder of a significant Australian family. * ESTC suggests collation should be viii + (4) + 219 + (1)pp. but BL copy is identical to ours (collation: A-A4, A-S6, T-T2). Our text sequence is: title (p. i-ii), Contents (p. iii-iv), dedication leaf to the Lords and Commons (p. v-vi), address to William Pitt (p. vii-viii), text (p. 1 - 219 with verso of final leaf blank).

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        Annalen der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsgelehrsamkeit in den preussischen Staaten.

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1788-1819. Bde. 1-26 (komplett). Mischauflage: 1. Auflage: Bde. 1, 5-25; Neue Auflage (2. Aufl.): Bde. 2, 3, 4, 26 LVI, 400; 336; XII, 356; VIII, 390; XIV,314; XV, 355; XII, 341; LII, 392, 110 (Register); IX, 385; X, 364, 3 unn. Bl.; VIII, 308; X, 390; X, 356, 1 unn. Bl.; XVI, 396; VIII, 376; XII, 388; VIII, 350; VIII, 356; VIII, 286, 36 (Register); X, 354; VI, 330; VI, 312; VIII, 268; IV, 240, 30 (Register); X, 245; VIII, 246 S. 21 x 13 cm, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Vergoldung Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Rücken mit etwas Verlust. Rückenschilde mit Verlust. Schnitt fleckig. Exlibris (Bibliothek des Hamb. Gesundheitsrathes) auf den Innendeckeln. Besitzerstempel auf Titel (\"Hamburger Gesundheit Rath\" und \"Aerztlicher Verein in Hamburg\" mit Ausstempelung). Innen durchgehend gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Insgesamt in recht gutem Zustand.\"Ernst Ferdinand Klein (* 3. September 1744 in Breslau; † 18. März 1810 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Jurist und prominenter Vertreter der Berliner Aufklärung. Er war Mitglied der Berliner Mittwochsgesellschaft, einem Geheimbund, der sich selbst Gesellschaft der Freunde der Aufklärung nannte.Klein besuchte in seiner Heimatstadt Breslau die Schule und studierte ab 1763 an der Universität Halle bei Daniel Nettelbladt Rechtswissenschaften. Nach Abschluss des Studiums war er zunächst in Breslau als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Dort unterbreitete der Aufklärer Vorschläge für Änderungen im Zivilprozessrecht und veröffentlichte einige Arbeiten zu Gesetzgebungsverfahren. Dadurch wurde der preußische Staatsminister Carmer auf ihn aufmerksam, der ihn 1781 in einen Kommission für die Schaffung eines Allgemeinen Landrechts für die Preußischen Staaten (ALR) berief. Im ALR gingen insbesondere die Abschnitte zum Ehe- und zum Strafrecht in wesentlichen Teilen auf Klein zurück. Darüber hinaus verfasste er weitere Werke zum Strafrecht.Von 1788 bis 1807 gab Klein als „Königlich Preussischer Kammergerichtsrat“ die Annalen der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsgelehrsamkeit in den Preussischen Staaten heraus, die im Verlag seines Freundes Friedrich Nicolai erschienen. Sie enthielten die Abschnitte: „Merkwürdige Rechtsfälle“, „Entscheidungen der Gesetz-Commission“, „Entscheidungen der Jurisdictions-Commission“, „Aufsätze und Nachrichten“. Einige Prozesse wurden kommentiert. Kleins Beiträge bezogen sich insbesondere auf das Ehe- und Strafrecht.Ab 1789 gehörte er der Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften an. Von 1791 bis 1800 lehrte er als Ordinarius der juristischen Fakultät an der Universität Halle, deren Universitätsdirektor er zeitweilig war. Hier entwickelte er mit den sogenannten \"Sicherheitsmaßregeln\", mit denen Wiederholungstäter an der weiteren Begehung von Straftaten gehindert werden sollten, die Idee von einer vorbeugenden Bestrafung. Nach 1800 gehörte er in Berlin erneut der Gesetzgebungskommission und dem Obertribunal an.Klein gehörte zu den Lehrern der Brüder Alexander und Wilhelm von Humboldt. Er war Freimaurer in der Berliner Loge L\'amitié und von 1801 bis 1809 Großmeister der Großen Loge Royal York.\" (Wikipedia) Versand D: 20,00 EUR

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        Le jardin anglois, poême en quatre chants, traduit de l'anglais

      - A Paris chez Leroy 1788. Petit In-8 relié plein veau blond, dos lisse très orné de filets et fleurons dorés, guirlande dorée d'encadrement sur les plats et sur les coupes, gardes de papier marbré. XIV + 160 pages. Orné de cinq très belles et délicates planches représentant le jardin anglais du Chateau de PRUNAY près MARLY. Ex-libris au tampon Martin Saint Jean. Le chateau de Prunay appartenait à Lord SEYMOUR, il fût détruit à la fin du XIX° siècle, ses jardins anglais étaient renommés et très raffinés. Bien qu'intitulé poême, cet ouvrage est écrit en prose. Titre des 4 parties : Des promenades, des plantations, de la manière de ménager un terrain. Des formes que l'on doit donner aux barrières. Des plantations et des eaux. Des bâtiments et des décorations du jardin. Il fourmille de renseignements et notes sur l'art des jardins. Petit manque à la coiffe. Bel exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Defence of Usury.

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs D. Williams, Colles, White, Byrne, Lewis, Jones, and Moore,, 1788. Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the terms of Pecuniary Bargains. In a series of letters to a friend. To which is added, a letter to Adam Smith, Esq; LL, D. On the Discouragements opposed by the above Restraints to the Progress of Inventive Industry. Octavo (160 x 95 mm). Contemporary speckled sheep, gilt banded spine, later red morocco label, pale green edges. A few scratches and marks to binding, minute paper flaw in blank fore-corner of first few leaves. A very good copy complete with the half-title. First Dublin edition, originally published in London in 1787, and issued in Dublin in the year when a debate on the reduction of the rate of interest (from 6 to 5 per cent) was being held in the Irish parliament. The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle that no adult of sound mind acting freely and aware of the circumstances, should be hindered from making any bargain that he sees fit to make; it is thus "an attempt to out-Smith Smith" in hostility to state intervention in economic life (Ross Harrison in The New Palgrave I, 228).

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        Mémoires de Sully, principal ministre de Henri-Le-Grand

      New editionBinders in full sheepskin brown granite. Back with nerves decorated. Parts of titles and volume numbers in red morocco. 4 corners bumped. Friction. A brown spot in the upper tail dish of volume I. Chez Jean François Bastien A Paris 1788 In-8 (12,5x20cm) xviij, 528pp. et (4) 631pp. et (4) 606pp. et (4) 634pp. et (4) 397pp. et (4) 383pp. 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        Idées sur quelques objets militaires, adressées aux jeunes officiers.

      J. Guichard, Avignon 1788 - In-8 de (VI)-103 pp., maroquin cerise, dos lisse à caissons fleurdelisés, pièce de titre verte, encadrement de dent-de-rat, double filet et guirlande dorés sur les plats avec grandes fleurs de lis en écoinçon, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Tout premier opuscule attribuable à la plume de l'officier lettré et philosophe qu'était le jeune Dampmartin (1755-1825), alors capitaine au Royal-Cavalerie, et méditant sur les devoirs du métier des armes. Dans l'esprit de son siècle, il opére une réflexion globale sur la carrière militaire. Il précède d'un an la parution de l'Histoire de la rivalité de Carthage et de Rome, que l'on prend ordinairement pour le premier livre sorti de sa plume. Précieux exemplaire de l'auteur lui-même avec double vignette ex-libris : légendée « Bibliothèque de A.H. Dampmartin, commencée en 1775 » et armoriée, contrecollées l'une au-dessous de l'autre sur les premières gardes. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Samlede skrifter. Bind 1-16.

      Kiøbenhavn 1788-99. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbl. Fine samt. skinnbd. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Ex libris på forsats. Bind 3 litt ormhullet på ryggen

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        Letter from the Cape of Good Hope in the London Chronicle

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

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        LE PRÉFET APOSTOLIQUE, AUX COLONS DE L'ISLE DE FRANCE [caption title]

      Isle de France: Imprimerie Royale, 1788. Folio. Moderate wear and soiling, small hole in center of sheet, affecting a few letters of text. Good. Early and unrecorded imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text contains the articles for establishing a Bureau de Charité for the island. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base. The British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC, and not recorded by Toussaint in his bibliography of Mauritius imprints.

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        O pai de familia, comedia de Diderot.

      Lisboa, na typografia rollandiana 1788 - 30 pp., à l’état de parution, en feuilles, non rognées, non coupées, non reliées, condition d’une grande rareté. 313 x 215 mm. TRES RARE EDITION ORIGINALE PORTUGAISE D’UN PERE DE FAMILLE, CETTE PIECE INSPIREE PAR L’AMOUR DE DIDEROT POUR SA FUTURE FEMME, MADEMOISELLE CHAMPION. Au sieÌ€cle des LumieÌ€res, MolieÌ€re, Beaumarchais et Diderot, entre autres, deviennent au Portugal, les premiers modeÌ€les de la comédie de caracteÌ€re et de la comédie sérieuse susceptible de fournir les nouvelles orientations du répertoire comique portugais qu’on voulait éloigné du modeÌ€le de la comédie baroque espagnole. « Au XVIIIème siècle, la puissance que la France exerça sur une grande partie de l’Europe passa par ses libres opinions et ses théories d’amélioration sociale. Partout à cette époque se retrouvent les idées françaises. Elles sont dans l’académie de Berlin, dans la cour de Catherine, dans les conseils de Joseph II. Elles influent sur les gouvernements, elles transforment l’esprit des sociétés. Au Portugal, le marquis de Pombal fait traduire en portugais Voltaire et Diderot ; mais, entouré d’ennemis, établit les plus rigoureuses entraves sur la presse » (M. Villemain). PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE CONSERVE DANS SON ETAT DE PARUTION, EN FEUILLES, CONDITION D’UNE GRANDE RARETE. Aucun exemplaire n’est passé sur le marché public international depuis le début des relevés, il y a plus de 35 ans. Aucun exemplaire n’est répertorié dans les Institutions publiques nationales ; seulement 4 dans les Institutions publiques Internationales : Bibliotheca Nacional de Madrid, Espagne, Leeds University, UK, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill et Harvard University, USA. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Staat- und Kirchengeschichte des Herzogthum Steyermarks. 7 in 4 Bänden.

      Graz, J. G. Weingand u. Franz Ferstl, 1786-1788. - Erstausgabe dieser vollständig wie vorliegend seltenen Staats- und Kirchengeschichte der Steiermark von Geburt Christi bis 1740. - Einbände etw. beschabt u. bestoßen. Altes Exlibris („Bibliotheca Türkheimiana") u. spätere Bibl.-Signatur a. den Innendeckeln. Leicht gebräunt u. vereinzelt min fleckig bzw. wasserrandig. - Schlossar 1; Wurzbach II, 229. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 8°. Mit einem gest. Titelportrait. Zus. ca. 3200 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annales de la Petite-Russie; ou Histoire des Cosaques-Saporogues et des Cosaques de l'Ukraine, ou de la Petite-Russie, depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours; suivie d'un Abrégé de l'Histoire des Hettmans des Cosaques, & des pièces justificatives: traduite d'après les manuscrits conservés à Kiow, enrichie de notes.

      Paris Cuchet 1788 - Two volumes 8vo (20 x 13 cm). Half-title, title, XVI, 328 (but actually 330; mistake in the pagination after p. 240), [2]pp.; half-title, title, [2], 384, [6] pp.; very occasional light spotting, light waterstain in vol. 2, mostly marginal. Contemporary calf, flat spine decorated in gilt, brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers; a bit rubbed, especially at corners, head and tails restored. The earliest European work on the Zaporozhian Cossacks. Rare on the market: we could not trace any copy selling at auction in the last 35 years. Jean-Benoît Scherer (1741-1824), a German and French historian who spent some time in Saint-Petersburg as an attaché in the French embassy, rightly notes that the history of the Ukrainian Cossacks "is more celebrated than known" and even a list of the cossacks' hetmans, i.e. leaders, is not known to be available. Thus, in his work Scherer attempts to acquaint the European public with the history of the Ukrainian Cossacks from the times of their formation to the annihilation of the Zaporozhskaya Sech by Catherine II in 1775. The text is largely Scherer's translation of the local chronicles supplemented with the author's clarifying notes where necessary. The first volume provides an overview of the history of the Cossacks, focusing solely on the Ukrainian speaking and the Zaporozhian Cossacks, their organization, customs and way of life, while the second volume describes history of the Cossacks' leaders and provides translations of the texts of some important treaties. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aventuras de Gil blas de Santillana, robadas á España, y adoptadas en Francia por Monsieur Le Sage, restituidas á su patria y á su lengua nativa por un Español zeloso, que no sufre se burlen de su nación.

      En Madrid, en la imprenta de Manuel Gonzalez, 1787-1788. - 4 tomes en 3 volumes in-8. 16ff. 335pp. 1f. + 2ff. 283pp. + 2ff. 288pp. + 2ff. 328pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin cerise (reliure de l'époque, accroc avec manque au bas du second volume). Première Edition Espagnole de ce célèbre roman picaresque "à la française" composé sur une période de 20 ans (1715-1735) et considéré comme l'un des chefs d'œuvre de Lesage. Cette traduction, parfois accusée de ne pas être assez fidèle au texte original, constitue en elle-même un intéressant tour de force littéraire. "Le Père José Francisco de Isla y Royo (1702-1781), prenant l'ouvrage pour la traduction d'un livre original espagnol perdu, l'a traduit dans sa langue (.). De Isla, qui utilise l'anagramme de Joaquín Federigo Issalp, a traduit le chef d'œuvre français avec un sens admirable de la langue et de la couleur, ce qui rendit plausible le plagiat de Lesage. La thèse du plagiat trouva, en Espagne, de nombreux défenseurs. C'est ainsi que Llorent, sans aucune preuve d'ailleurs, attribue le roman à Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra, l'auteur de l'Histoire de la Conquête du Mexique" (Laffont Bompiani). Bon exemplaire, malgré un petit manque au bas du dos du second volume; le troisième volume contient un cinquième tome provenant de l'édition donnée en 1791 par Benito Monfort à Valence. Palau, 136298: "Verdadera primera edición". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New Robinson Crusoe: An Instructive and Entertaining History for the Use of Children of Both Sexes

      London: Stockdale, 1788 This is the first English language edition of Campe's adaptation of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe as a manual for the moral guidance of children. Joachim Campe is considered a founding father of the modern genre of children's literature. Issued here in four volumes in two books, bound in contemporary full calf with gilt titles on red morocco, gilt cross lines with volume designations in gilt roundels. The title pages read; The New Robinson Crusoe; An Instructive and Entertaining History for the Use of Children of Both Sexes. Translated from the French. Embellished with Thirty-two Cuts. Volume I [ II, III, IV as appropriate] London: Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly. MDCCLXXXVIII. Entered at Stationers Hall. Illustrated with thirty-two woodcut prints by John Bewick. All frontispieces, title pages, illustrations and Stockdale titles advertisement pages present as required for a complete collation of this title and edition. 12mo. An extremely rare example of Robinsonade and outstanding copy of title by pioneering champion of genre whose most recent exponent is J K Rowling.

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        Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius, célèbre philosophe chinois - Orné de 24 Estampes in 4o - Gravées d'après des dessins originaux de la Chine envoyés à Paris par le Père Amiot, Missionnaire à Pékin et tirés du Cabinet de Mr Bertin, Ministre et ancien Secrétaire d'Etat.

      A Paris, Chez l'Auteur, de l'Académie de Lille en Flandre, Rue St Honoré, et chez M. Ponce, Graveur de Mgr Comte d'Artois, Rue Ste Hyacinthe, sans date [1788]. - 1 volume in-4, enrichi de 24 planches gravées hors texte et de 24 feuillets de texte explicatif en regard des planches, demi-maroqui vert, dos lisse orné, plats cartonnés marbrés, intérieur très propre et très frais, bon état général. With 24 prints, contemporary hard covers, inside very clean and fresh, a good copy. L'ouvrage illustre la vie et faits de Confucius, d'après des dessins chinois envoyés par le Père Jésuite Amiot à Bertin, Ministre du Roi Louis XIV. Helman était un célèbre graveur et imprimeur français. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will Shakspere Vol II

      John Bell, 1788. Acceptable. 1788. 558 pages. Brown leather. Hinge cracked with Firm binding. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with. Intermittent dog-eared corners with B&W plates. Marbled endpapers with insert at front. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will Shakspere Vol 1

      John Bell, 1788. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1788. Bell's edition. 296 pages. No dust jacket. Vol 1 only. Brown leather binding. Loss to gilt title panels on spine. Name plate to front pd. Front hinge is slightly slack. One of the front endpapers are detached and loosely inserted. Pages are mildly tanned but ultimately remains clear throughout. Illustrated. Boards are slightly loose but remain attached. Text block remains firm. Moderate rubbing to spine and boards. Loss to title panels on spine. Otherwise fine.

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        Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere Vol.II

      John Bell 1788 - 1788. 558 pages. Brown leather. Hinge cracked with Firm binding. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with. Intermittent dog-eared corners with B&W plates. Marbled endpapers with insert at front. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph document, signed ("Noah Webster" and again in third person), receipt for items consigned to Nicholas Power

      New York 1788 - 1 p. pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 6-3/4 x 7-1/2 in. Webster Sells Maps of the Southern States. Webster consigns for sale to Nicholas Power "279 Magazines a 20/a dozen, 35 Maps of the Southern States a 2/" and spells out the terms of the consignment, "Deduct one seventh of those which are sold, for commission. Give credit to Mr. Power for what he shall return unsold ? pay his charge of one advertisement only, which is all I requested him to insert." An early document from Webster, dating from his time in New York where he was advocating for ratification of the Constitution and publishing the American Magazine.With an autograph letter, Christmas 1947, gifting the letter and explaining it came from Walter R. Benjamin, and with an engraved portrait of Webster by Halpin after Flagg. Faint creasing, wear and staining along left margin 1 p. pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 6-3/4 x 7-1/2 in [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript on paper, in German. "Schlüssel zu Irrthum [sic] und Wahrheit.

      No place [Germany] 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). xi, [5 (blank)], 153 [i.e., 154] pp.. 1788 A German dictionary of philosophy called the "Key to Error and Truth," with copious numerical references (to another text?) and occasional Latin, this is written in a single cursive hand in black ink with red underlining. The text is divided into alphabetical sections with corresponding letters at the top middle of each page, and pagination in the upper outer corner; the title-page is written in neat gothic letters. The preliminary leaves are an index. The paper has a clear watermark dated 1787, showing a man sawing a tree, with the countermark reading "Rethenbach Beys Wolfgang" (?). Provenance: Now missing bookplate (see below) read "Aus der Büchersamlung von Georg Stophel"; acquired by August Neander; later in the Colgate University Library (the Rochester Theological Seminary, later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, deaccessioned 2005). Modern black moiré cloth, gilt leather spine label; damaged in a fire and its aftermath, losing its previous binding, this also lost its previously recorded bookplate and other provenance indicia with only one line of a shelfmark remaining. Translucently waterstained throughout in a W pattern across each opening, handwriting and reading almost miraculously unaffected; now restored to strength and safety for use.

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        Postkarte Saemtlicher K:K: teutsch und hungarischer Erbländer.

      Wien Sebastian Hartl 1788 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach G.I. von Metzburg, Bildausschnitt 44 x 68,5 cm, Blattgr. 46 x 70,5 cm. Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts, p. 85f. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe der Postkarte des "k.k. Hofpostbuchhalterey-Raitoffiziers" Franz Landschau, die Karte basiert "zumindest in geographisch-topographischer Hinsicht" auf der 1782 erschienenen Karte von Gorg Ignatz von Metzburg; "Da Landschau . die Österreichischen Niederlande und Vorderösterreich unberücksichtigt ließ, konnte er viel Raum sparen und das Kartenblatt, obwohl es in etwas größerem Maßstab als die kleinformatige Metzburg-Karte ausgeführt ist, auf geringere Ausmaße beschränken." (Dörflinger); die Karte war so erfolgreich, dass bis 1808 noch weitere vier Auflagen erschienen; zerschnitten und auf Leinwand geklebt, als Reisekarte faltbar eingerichtet, verstärkt fleckig und angestaubt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript on paper, in German. "Schlüssel zu Irrthum [sic] und Wahrheit.

      No place [Germany] 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). xi, [5 (blank)], 153 [i.e., 154] pp.. 1788 A German dictionary of philosophy called the "Key to Error and Truth," with copious numerical references (to another text?) and occasional Latin, this is written in a single cursive hand in black ink with red underlining. The text is divided into alphabetical sections with corresponding letters at the top middle of each page, and pagination in the upper outer corner; the title-page is written in neat gothic letters. The preliminary leaves are an index. The paper has a clear watermark dated 1787, showing a man sawing a tree, with the countermark reading "Rethenbach Beys Wolfgang" (?). Provenance: Now missing bookplate (see below) read "Aus der Büchersamlung von Georg Stophel"; acquired by August Neander; later in the Colgate University Library (the Rochester Theological Seminary, later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, deaccessioned 2005). Modern black moiré cloth, gilt leather spine label; damaged in a fire and its aftermath, losing its previous binding, this also lost its previously recorded bookplate and other provenance indicia with only one line of a shelfmark remaining. Translucently waterstained throughout in a W pattern across each opening, handwriting and reading almost miraculously unaffected; now restored to strength and safety for use.

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        Ueber Friedrich den Grossen und meine Unterredungen mit Ihm kurz vor seinem Tode. 332 S., 9 Bl. Gr.-8°. Bibliophiler Pappbd um 1900 mit rotem Rückenschild.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1788. - Erste Ausgabe, kaum bekannte Vorzugsausgabe in Gr.-8° auf starkem holländischem Papier; so sehr selten. Das Buch war seinerzeit heftig umstritten. Zimmermann wurde 1786 von Friedrich II. an dessen Krankenbett gerufen. Die wiedergegebenen Gespräche sollen während der 33 Konsultationen erfolgt sein. "Wenige Schriften werden wohl mit so vieler Begierde und so vielem Vergnügen verschlungen werden wie diese" rezensierte Heyne 1788 dieses erste Buch Zimmermanns über Friedrich II. Und so war es auch, es folgten jedoch sofort heftige Entrüstung und zahlreiche Gegenschriften (von Hippel, Schmid, Nicolai, Knigge u. a.), da in dem Buch mehr von dem eitlen Zimmermann als von Friedrich die Rede war. Daneben enthält es aber doch wertvolle Berichte über die Gemütsverfassung und den Krankheitsverlauf Friedrichs und auch – natürlich negativ – über die Berliner Aufklärung. – Titel verso mit Stempel, sonst sehr gutes, breitrandiges und nahezu unbeschnittenes Exemplar. – Goed. IV 1, 483, 15. Knigge-Kat. Wolfenbüttel 115. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bankrupt Laws. The Second Edition. Two Volumes

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, For E. and R. Brooke etc., 1788. Contemporary calf, slightly rubbed, the joints of the first volume just cracking, else quite clean, the Taussig set; one copy in ESTC in this country The much expanded edition of Cooke's well-regarded treatise, appearing in eight editions over almost fifty years, "an eminently lucid and virtually exhaustive digest of the earlier law", the second volume adding an appendix of forms of some 300 pages

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        Aristotle's compleat master piece : in three parts : displaying the secrets of nature in the generation of man : regularly digested into chapters and in sections, rendering it far more useful and easy than any yet extant : to which is added, A treasure of health, or, The family physician, being choice and approved remedies for all the several distempers incident to human bodies

      London : Printed and sold by the booksellers, 1788-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 32nd edition. A banned book on human reproduction. Falsely attributed to Aristotle. Presumed to be authored by Dr. William Salmon, 1644-1713. viii, 9-144 p. : illustrations. ; 15 cm. Rebound in later calf. Minor wear to cover. An attractive copy. "The Dirty Book of the Early Modern Period. It was sold furtively by country peddlers and in general stores and taverns; regular booksellers seldom advertised it, though they usually had it under the counter" - Library Company. First published in 1684 and banned in England until 1961, Aristotle's Masterpiece was the first English sex book that served as a popular guide to human reproduction and pregnancy. In the 18th century, "this small book became the best-selling guide to pregnancy and childbirth ... going into more editions than all other popular works on the topic combined." Fissell, Mary. "Hairy Women and Naked Truths: Gender and the Politics of Knowledge in "Aristotle's Masterpiece". The William and Mary Quarterly 60.1 (2003): 43-74. Double frontispiece portrait of a hairy woman followed by a black child. This illustration served "as a warning of the effigies of the Maid all hairy, and an infant that was born black, by the Imagination of the Parents." This engraving also appeared in early editions and was the author's warning to those who engaged in sinful sex. Other Titles: Aristotle's Master-Piece Completed; Treasure of health, or, The family physician. Family physician. Aristotle's Masterpiece. Aristotle's master piece. Aristotle's compleat masterpiece. Aristotle's complete master piece. Aristotle's complete masterpiece. <br> Side note: Colin Schultz wrote a lovely little article about this book for the January 7, 2013 issue of the Smithsonian magazine. Included is a copy of his article for your enjoyment.

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        Sepher Schimmusch Tehillim. Oder: Gebrauch der Psalme zum leiblichen Wohl der Menschen. Ein Fragment aus der praktischen Kabbala. Mit Kupfern. Uebersetzt von Gottfried Selig

      in Commission bey Johann Andreas Kunze, gedruckt in Wittenberg, bey A. C. Charisius, Berlin 1788 - Originalausgabe 12,5 x 20,7 cm, 152 Seiten, marmorierter Halb-Kalbslederband mit Lederecken und aufgesetztem Rückenschild, mit zahlreichen Figuren auf 5 Kupferstichtafeln und 3 Textvignetten in Holzschnitt, Zustand: Einbandkanten minimal berieben, Papier leicht gebräunt, selten ein paar Braunflecken, Kupferstiche flächig schwach braunfleckig, Bindung fest, insgesamt guter Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCURSO SOBRE EL LUXO DE LAS SEÑORAS, y Proyecto de un trage nacional.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1788. - in-12. 64pp. 3 planches dépliantes en couleurs. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre (reliure espagnole du XIXe siècle). Edition Originale de ce curieux opuscule sur l'économie de l'industrie textile et la mode vestimentaire des femmes en Espagne. Désireuse de freiner la coutume d'acheter des vêtements venus de l'étranger, qui était préjudiciable à l'économie nationale, la rédactrice anonyme de cet opuscule y propose la production par les manufactures espagnoles de trois robes, la "Española", la "Carolina" et la "Borbonesa ou Madrileña", destinées à revigorer la production textile du pays et à manifester les sentiments patriotiques des dames espagnoles. Le volume contient notamment une instruction sous forme de règlement en 25 articles dans lesquels sont détaillés les différents aspects de ce projet, qui annonçait déjà l'éclosion de la confection industrielle au 19e siècle. On y trouve en particulier les caractéristiques techniques et stylistiques des 3 modèles de robes. L'ouvrage est dédié à l'homme politique José Moñino y Redondo, comte de Floridablanca (1728-1808), et il contient 3 jolies planches coloriées à la main représentant les trois costumes. Légères traces de plis aux planches. Bon exemplaire agréablement relié. Palau, 74339. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A comparative statement of the two bills, for the better government of the British possessions in India, brought into Parliament by Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt ... second edition.

      London: J. Debrett 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1788 Second edition. Sheridan entered Parliament in 1780, crowning his previous career as a successful playwright and theatre manager with a long and distinguished record of public service. He originally read the main portion of this statement before the House of Commons as part of the debate, after noticing that the gentlemen discussing the two bills in question appeared not to have paid "any very minute degree of attention" (p. 6) to the details of either one. The texts of both bills are present here, along with Sheridan's analysis of how each would address "the question of right between the public and the [East India] Company" (p. 39). Recent marbled paper–covered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped leather title label and spine with gilt-stamped leather author label. Half-title and several other pages stamped by a now-defunct institution. Pages with edges untrimmed and a few small spots of staining; mostly, clean.

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        RELACION DE LA CONVERSION DEL SR. JUAN THAYER, ANTES MINISTRO PROTESTANTE EN BOSTON EN LA AMERICA SEPTENTRIONAL, Y CONVERTIDO A LA RELIGION CATOLICA EN ROMA EL DIA 25 DE MAYO DE 1783. ESCRITA POR EL MISMO: SE AÑADEN DOS CARTAS.TRADUCIDO DEL FRANCES.

      Barcelona: La viuda Piferrer, []. 1788 - 96pp. Contemporary Spanish dyed calf, spine gilt. Very light dampstaining and foxing in margins, a few minor instances of soiling. A very good copy. The scarce first Spanish edition of John Thayer's account of his conversion to Roman Catholicism after originally training to be a Congregational minister. Thayer received a degree from Yale in 1779, and later went to France, hoping to become Benjamin Franklin's personal chaplain. Franklin was having none of it, and the rejected Thayer converted to Catholicism in 1783. First printed in London in 1787, this popular work went through numerous editions and translations. Before 1800, versions were published in Dutch, French, German, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish. This Barcelona edition, translated from a French printing, includes two letters. The first is a letter from the author to his brother answering some of his sibling's objections to his conversion; the second is from a young English woman who was received by Thayer into the Catholic Church, written after her first communion. While in Europe, "as a result of theological controversies with priests in France and in Rome, and a reputed miracle of which he had first-hand knowledge, he entered the Roman Catholic Church.Ordained, June 2, 1787, by the archbishop of Paris, he was lionized by ecclesiastics as the first converted American divine, who had grand plans for the conversion of his fellow Puritans.After two years in the London mission, Thayer set forth for Boston, where his arrival (Jan. 4, 1790) and early activities attracted numerous notices in the New England press.In Boston, his tactless zeal, his uncompromising Puritan spirit, his uneasiness under ecclesiastical restraint, and his egotism prevented any degree of success" - DAB. SABIN 95253. OCLC 7571052. DAB XVIII, pp.406-7.

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        RELACION DE LA CONVERSION DEL SR. JUAN THAYER, ANTES MINISTRO PROTESTANTE EN BOSTON EN LA AMERICA SEPTENTRIONAL, Y CONVERTIDO A LA RELIGION CATOLICA EN ROMA EL DIA 25 DE MAYO DE 1783. ESCRITA POR EL MISMO: SE AÑADEN DOS CARTAS...TRADUCIDO DEL FRANCES

      Barcelona: La viuda Piferrer, 1788. Contemporary Spanish dyed calf, spine gilt. Very light dampstaining and foxing in margins, a few minor instances of soiling. A very good copy. The scarce first Spanish edition of John Thayer's account of his conversion to Roman Catholicism after originally training to be a Congregational minister. Thayer received a degree from Yale in 1779, and later went to France, hoping to become Benjamin Franklin's personal chaplain. Franklin was having none of it, and the rejected Thayer converted to Catholicism in 1783. First printed in London in 1787, this popular work went through numerous editions and translations. Before 1800, versions were published in Dutch, French, German, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish. This Barcelona edition, translated from a French printing, includes two letters. The first is a letter from the author to his brother answering some of his sibling's objections to his conversion; the second is from a young English woman who was received by Thayer into the Catholic Church, written after her first communion. While in Europe, "as a result of theological controversies with priests in France and in Rome, and a reputed miracle of which he had first-hand knowledge, he entered the Roman Catholic Church...Ordained, June 2, 1787, by the archbishop of Paris, he was lionized by ecclesiastics as the first converted American divine, who had grand plans for the conversion of his fellow Puritans...After two years in the London mission, Thayer set forth for Boston, where his arrival (Jan. 4, 1790) and early activities attracted numerous notices in the New England press...In Boston, his tactless zeal, his uncompromising Puritan spirit, his uneasiness under ecclesiastical restraint, and his egotism prevented any degree of success" - DAB. SABIN 95253. OCLC 7571052. DAB XVIII, pp.406-7.

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        Hinterlassene Werke Friedrich II Königs von Preussen.

      Berlin: Voß und Sohn, Decker und Sohn, 1788. 15 Bände komplett (in 7 Bänden). 1 Frontispiz, Gr.-8°, marmorierte Halbleder-Bände mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel, Ganzrot-Schnitt, Einbände und Kanten durchgehend berieben, stabil, ExLibris, Vorsätze stockfleckig, innen teilweise leicht gebräuntVersand D: 3,00 EUR Geschichte, Werke

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        Histoire naturelle des quadrupédes ovipares et des serpens

      Hôtel de Thon 1788- 89, Paris - 2 Volumes. 4to (25.6 x 18.8 cm). Contemporar mottled calf. Collation: Vol. I- 17, 651 pp. + 2 folding charts and 41 copper engraved plates; Vol. II- [4]. [1] 2-527 pp. + 22 copper engraved plates. Bindings have raised bands and floral decorated panels in gilt. Titles and subject of each volume identified in separate panels with red or maroon leather labels and gilt lettering, Ovipares, Serpens. The subject labels have some loss. Hinges are solid but there is some break in Volume I. There is age wear to ends of spines and corners. Covers have triple gilt line borders. The text has minor foxing, but charts have browned paper and slightly more foxing. There are two plates with some paper adhering from facing page from previous drop of moisture on plate. These two volumes are part of a larger "Oeuvres" of La Cépède. The plates were from drawings by De Seve. This is a scarce 4to two volume set by an associate of Buffon and represents "one of the earliest treatises on natural history by" La Cépède. (Wood, p. 424 for 8vo set). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere Vol 1

      John Bell 1788 - 1788. Bell's edition. 296 pages. No dust jacket. Vol 1 only. Brown leather binding. Loss to gilt title panels on spine. Name plate to front pd. Front hinge is slightly slack. One of the front endpapers are detached and loosely inserted. Pages are mildly tanned but ultimately remains clear throughout. Illustrated. Boards are slightly loose but remain attached. Text block remains firm. Moderate rubbing to spine and boards. Loss to title panels on spine. Otherwise fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine, avec leur explication]. With: (2) [Supplement 1 with views 17-20]. - (3) [Supplement 2 with views 21-24].

      Paris, Isidore Stanislas Helman, Nicolas Ponce, 1783-1788. - Oblong Imperial folio (35 x 48.5 cm). A series of 24 numbered engraved views (plate size 27 x 43 cm; image size 24 x 41 cm) of the conquests of the Qianlong Emperor of China in what became Xinjiang province in western China, advancing to the area around the modern Chinese-Kazakhstan border, and the celebrations that followed in Beijing and elsewhere. With reproductions of the engraved explanation of the views, both in the earlier state covering views 1-16 and the later state covering views 1-24.Loose prints in folders in a modern archival box. A fine complete series of 24 large and meticulously engraved views of the western conquests by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), the favourite grandson of the Kangxi Emperor in the Manchu Qing dynasty, who ruled China officially from 1735 to 1796. In the latter year he took the title of Emperor Emeritus, though in fact he held the reins of power to his death in 1799. The first series of 16 views illustrates events from 1754 to 1760, the first and most important of what the Chinese termed Qianlong's ten great military campaigns. From his base in Beijing, he took the Chinese army across the Gobi desert and into the Dzungar Khanate, where he decimated the Zunghars, a nomadic western Mongol people, and made the region into Xinjiang province, establishing the western border of China as we now know it. Hundreds of thousands of Zunghars were killed and most of the few that survived fled to what is now Kazakhstan. The campaign also greatly increased Chinese influence over Mongolia and Tibet. It largely established Chinese control of the highly influential Dalai Lama and set the stage for the suppression of the Turkic-speaking Islamic peoples in the southern part of the province, also covered in the present series. The views give very detailed images of the battles, with large numbers of foot soldiers and cavalry, often with the Chinese troops using Western long guns (as well as cannons) against the Zunghars' bows and arrows. It shows the troops, clothing, arms, camps and fortifications of both sides, and the use of camels and other beasts of burden, all in the spectacular mountainous landscapes of the region. The last three plates of the original sixteen show the presentation of Islamic prisoners to the Emperor, and celebrations of the victory. - The Qianlong Emperor had close relations with Europe and brought several missionaries into his court, mostly Jesuits. In 1765 he ordered the production of a series of 16 European copperplate prints commemorating the campaign against the Zunghars, drawn by the leading European artists in China: the Milanese Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), then the most famous European painter in China, the Roman Augustinian Jean Damascène (Sallusti), the Roman Jesuit Jean Denis Attiret (1702-1768) and the Bohemian Jesuit Ignaz Sichelbart (1708- 1780). The first edition was engraved on enormous plates under the direction of Charles-Nicolas Cochin in Paris in the years 1769 to 1774, but few of his prints ever reached China and it was decided to have the present new edition of the same views produced at a more practical scale. It was engraved in Paris from 1783 to 1785 by Isidore Stanislas Helman, who published it together with Nicolas Ponce. This edition was a great success. While the original series stopped with the sixteenth view, Helman added two supplementary series to his edition, each with 4 views, giving a total of 24. The first supplement (1786) shows the ceremonial breaking of new ground with an ox-drawn plough and three views that could be assembled to make one panoramic view of the Emperor's procession through Beijing. The second supplement (1788) shows the Emperor's various celebrations, mostly in honour of his ancestors. - An engraved plate of text was produced to accompany Cochin's first edition of the first 16 views, giving a brief explanation of each view. Helman appears to have acquired the plate and added descriptions of the 8 supplemental plates [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Faits memorables des empereurs de la Chine, tirés des annales chinoises [.] gravées [.] d'après les dessins originaux de la Chine [.] tirés du cabinet de Mr. Bertin.

      Paris, Helman and Nicholas Ponce, 1788. - Wholly engraved series, consisting of a title-page, dedication, 24 illustrations and 24 text pages, all printed on one side of a leaf. (With) II: Helman, Isidore-Stanislas. Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius célebre philosophe chinois [.] gravées [.] d'après des dessins originaux de la Chine envoyés à Paris par M. Amiot missionaire à Pékin [.]. Paris, Helman and Nicholas Ponce, [1788]. Wholly engraved series, consisting of a title-page, 24 illustrations and 28 text pages, all except 8 of the text pages, printed on one side of a leaf. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Later gold-tooled, mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, sides, binding edges and dentelles, gilt edges. Deluxe issue, printed on wove paper, of two handsomely engraved print series, with each print accompanied by an engraved text leaf. - The first series is a radically revised version of Dijian tushuo, designed to appeal to educated Parisians. The Dijian tushuo, known in English as The emperor's mirror, was a very popular Chinese work with stories an illustrations of the praise-and blameworthy actions of Chinese emperors, originally composed for the instruction of the young Wanli emperor. A manuscript version of this work was sent to the French minister of finance Henri Bertin, after which Helman modelled his edition. Besides reframing the Chinese historical anecdotes for a French audience, Helman also completely reconceptualised the illustrations. Although Helman intended to publish four instalments, only the present first instalment appeared. "Published in Paris just a year before the French revolution, perhaps the volume was meant as a veiled criticism not only of Louis XVI's policies but also of his wife, Marie-Antoinette" (Reed & Demattè). - The second series is also based on a collection of drawings from the library of Bertin, who had received these from the French Jesuit missionary Joseph-Marie Amiot. Amiot wrote a lengthy biography of Confucius, which was published as Vie de Koung-Tsée, appellé vulgairement Confucius, together with the engravings by Helman, in 1786, simultaneously with the first impression of the present print series. The accompanying text to the plates are short "morales de Confucius" from Collection des moralistes anciens (1782). - As stated on the title-page, ad 1 could be purchased unbound, at 12 livres; in paper wrappers, at 13 livres and 10 francs; unbound on wove paper for 18 livres; on large paper to accompany the Batailles de la Chine and hand-coloured on "papier de Hollande". Both series are here printed on wove paper, and ad 2 (usually dated 1786) is, as such, clearly issued together with ad in 1788. - Isidore-Stanislas Helman (1743-ca. 1810), a student of Le Bas, was a successful engraver in service of the Duke of Chratres. In 1785 he had reproduced a then already extremely rare print series illustrating Chinese battles, that was commissioned by the Emperor of China in France. Helman would later engrave the major events of the French Revolution. - A couple occasional spots and some very minor foxing in the upper margins, otherwise a very good copy. The binding has some minor wear along the extremities of the spine, but is also very good. Cohen/De Ricci 479. Cordier, La Chine en France au XVIIIe siècle, pp. 59f. Cordier, Sinica, 587f. Journal de Paris, 9 oct. 1786, p. 1167. J. K. Murray, "Narrative and visual narrative across disciplines and cultures", in: A. Green, Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia (2013), pp. 21-22. Löwendahl 647 & 654. Lust 729 & 1133. Reed & Demattè 21f. & pp. 43-45. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE QUEBEC GAZETTE NUM 1199

      Quebec: William Brown, 1788. Folio. Dbd. some dust soiling at top and bottom, else very good. Contains a proclamation by Lord Dorchester for the regulation of the civil courts of Canada, as well as general news of the town, ship arrivals, etc.

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        "The gentle shepherd, a pastoral comedy"

      Glasgow: "printed by A. Foulis, and sold by D. Allan Dickson's". 1788. "4to, pp. [2], x, [2], 111, [3]; followed by 17 page glossary and 18 pages of engraved sheet music; portrait frontispiece, 12 hand-colored aquatints by David Allan; full paneled calf, gilt fleurons on corners, spine rebacked with blind fleuron designs and false raised bands (one is missing), black morocco labels, gilt decorated turn-ins, a.e.g.; corners bumped, a very good, bright copy. Gaskell 688."

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        Versuch einer allgemeinen teutschen Idiotikensammlung, Sammlern und Liebhabern zur Ersparung vergeblicher Mühe bey bereits schon aufgefundenen Wörtern, und zu leichterer eigener Fortsetzung gegeben.

      Friedrich Nicolai,, Berlin und Settin, 1788 - Berlin und Settin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1788. Ca. 20,5 x 12 cm. (12) Seiten, 608 Spalten, 1 Seite Druckfehlerberichtigung. Späterer Halbleinenband mit Rückengoldprägung. Wörterbuch für mundartliche Ausdrücke. "Provinzial zu seyn, hört als ein Vorwurf endlich auf, und erhält sein Recht wieder, nicht mit dem Pöbelhaften für einerlei zu gelten." (Vorwort). "Aus der Vielzahl einschlägiger Studien sei insbesondere auf den . "Versuch einer allgemeinen teutschen Idiotikensammlung" hingewiesen. Sprache wird hier als ein zusammenhängendes, sinnvolles System von Zeichen aufgefaßt, dessen bildungsgeschichtliche Entstehung nicht auf Akte willkürlicher Konstruktion zurückgeführt wird, sondern das als unmittelbarer Ausdruck einer dem Menschen natürlichen Mitteilungsfähigkeit gedeutet wird. (Wolfes in Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, XIX, 496 ff). Seiten teils braunfleckig (einige Seiten stärker). Späterer Halbleinenband mit Rückengoldprägung.

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        Le nouveau Robinson pour servir à l?amusement et à l?instruction des enfans : allemand et françois à l?usage des deux nations.

      A Fribourg en Suisse, chez A. W. Eggendorffer, & se trouve à Paris, chez P. Th. Barrois le Jeune 1788. - 2 vol. (cpl.). 8°. 14 Bll., 317 u. 1 Bl. (Titel), 397 SS. Einige gest. Vignetten. Schriftsatz in 7-Punkt Fraktur (deutsch) resp. -Antiqua (französisch . )Druck a. Bütten (unbeschnitten). Interims-Kart. d.Zt. (blau marmoriert; min. berieben). Seiten leicht gebräunt u. unterschiedlich etwas (stock-) fleckig, Bd. 1 im Titel und Kopfsteg der vorderen Lagen unterschiedlich wasserrandig u. mit einigen feinen Wurmspuren. Alters- u. Lagerungs-, im Prinzip kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, zeitgenöss. Besitzervermerk in zierlicher Schrift a. Vorsätzen. Gesamthaft relativ gepflegtes und sehr ordentliches Exemplar mit lokal- und regionalhistorisch interessanter Provenienz. Paralleltext in Deutsch und Französisch / Texte allemand avec traduction française en regard. ? Wegehaupt 1, Nr. 318. ? Vgl. u.a. den Eintrag des Westschweizer VK für den Freiburger Verbund, mit Angabe des (sonst nicht bestimmbaren) Übersetzers und dem Hinweis ?Traduit de: Robinson der Jüngere? Eine digitalisierte Version dieser Fribourgerer Ausgabe findet sich in EROMM Web Search. ? ?Mr. Campé ayant ajouté plusieurs pieces interessantes dans la seconde édition de son nouveau Robinson, qui n?ont encore paru dans aucune des traductions françoises, on les trouvera dans celle, que j?offre ici au public.? (vol. 1, Avis du libraire). ? Ungewöhnliche und auch typographisch interessante zweisprachige Schweizer Ausgabe aus Freiburg i. Ue. der bedeutenden Robinsonade von J. H. Campe. Die jeweils linke Seite bringt den deutschen Text gesetzt in Fraktur, die rechte den französischen Wortlaut in Antiqua. Zum sonst nicht weiter identifizierbaren A.-S. d?Arnex od. Arnay notiert die BNF : Nationalité(s) : Suisse; Langue(s) : français; [.]; [.]; Naissance : 17.; Mort : 18.; Traducteur de l'allemand en français. -- Joachim Heinrich Campe (Deensen od. Deersen b. Stadtoldendorf in Braunschweig 1746-1818 Braunschweig), Erzieher Alexander und Wilhelm von Humboldts (Wegehaupt), war die hervorragendste Gestalt der an der Kinderliteratur als Mittel der kulturellen und moralischen Bildung und der Unterhaltung interessierten Pädagogen, die sich insgesamt nach den Grundsätzen der Aufklärung richteten. ?1778 gründete er in Hamburg eine Erziehungsgemeinschaft, die nach seinen Worten nicht grösser sein durfte als eine Familie. Seinen Schülern erzählte er Geschichten, Abenteuer und Entdeckungen und führte Gespräche mit ihnen, die den Keim zu seinem späteren Werk bildeten. Bei diesen Gesprächen redete nicht nur der Lehrer, er führte vielmehr ein Rundgespräch mit seinen Schülern, und während er sie lehrte, lernte er gleichfalls vieles von ihnen. [.] 1779 veröffentlichte Campe ?Robinson der Jüngere?; er erklärte das Buch zur Kinderlektüre und zur Schul-Enzyklopädie. Das Vorbild war der ?Robinson? von Defoe, der 1719 in England erschien und 1721 zum ersten Mal ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde. Er rief eine Reihe von Nachahmungen hervor, die in der Literatur ?Robinsonaden? genannt werden. Campe stimmte mit den Gedanken Rousseaus überein, der seinem Emile alle Bücher ausser Robinson verbot. Er wollte daher einen neuen Robinson schreiben, der für Kinder besser geeignet wäre als der von Defoe. [.] ?Robinson? ist in Form eines Gesprächs zwischen einem Vater und seinen Kindern verschiedenen Alters geschrieben. Sie unterbrechen die Erzählung mit Fragen oder äussern ihre Meinung dazu und veranlassen damit moralische Ermahnungen und Belehrungen des Lehrer-Vaters. [.] Für viele deutsche Leser war das Buch eine Sensation. In den Erinnerungen und Memoiren vieler Schriftsteller wird es als unvergesslich erwähnt.? (C. Bravo-Villasante, Weltgeschichte der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Hannover 1977, p. 43 ff.; vgl. auch I. Dyhrenfurth, Geschichte des Deutschen Jugendbuches, 3. Aufl. 1967, p. 44 f.). -- Alter Besitzervermerk ?Häberlin Bürglen? (Kanton Thurgau) : ?Hans Ulrich Häberlin [geb. um 1750] erwarb im Jahr 1806 von der Stadt St. Gallen die Mühle Bürglen [.]. Hans Ulrich Häberlin war zunächst Bauer in Opfershofen. Dan [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Romane. Erster (- Vierter) Band [d.i. alles, was erschien]. In vier Bänden. Mit drei gestochenen Titelvignetten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von J.F.E.AL-BRECHT).

      in der von Schönfeldischen Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1788 - 1788 &#150; 1794. I: Titel, 398 S.; II: Titel, 481 S.; III: Titel, 289 S.; IV: Titel, 379 S. Marmorierte Pappbände d.Zt. mit Rückenschild. Berieben, an Ecken und Kapitalen bestoßen, alte Restaurierungen. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung (Fromm 22635 [ohne Übersetzer; irrig: Prag, Schönfeld]; nicht bei Goedeke). &#150; Durchgehend etwas fleckig, teils feuchtrandig, in Bd.1 und 3 jeweils eine Lage gelockert mit kleinen Randschäden, ein Bl. mit horizontalem Einriss. Zeitgenöss. Stempel a.d. Titeln, Vortitel von Bd.4 mit altem, rasiertem Namen. Kein frisches Exemplar! Vollständig wie vorliegend außerordentlich selten. In drei deutschen Bibliotheken (UB Augsburg, LMU München, Wessenberg-Bibl. Konstanz) sind nur die drei ersten Bände vorhanden; einzig die UL Cambridge scheint ein komplettes Exemplar zu besitzen. Die Bände enthalten ausschließlich eine neue Übersetzung der Neuen Heloise, genannt nur auf Halbtiteln in Bd.1 und 4. Der Übersetzer wird weder hier noch in Bio- bzw. Bibliographien erwähnt; vieles spricht meiner Meinung nach für J.F.E. ALBRECHT. Der hatte ROUSSEAUs Philosophische Werke übersetzt und in sechs Bänden im eigenen Verlag herausgegeben (Bde 1-4: Reval, bei Albrecht 1779 - 1782; dann, nachdem er die Schönfeldische Buchhandlung in Prag gekauft hatte, 1787 ebda Bd.5 und Bd.6 mit Impressum Leipzig 1787). Die Romane sollten sicher die Philosophischen Werke ergänzen. Auffällig ist, dass die ersten drei Bände in kurzen Abständen zwischen 1788 und 1789 herausgegeben wurden, der vierte aber erst 1794. Dazwischen veröffentlichte ALBRECHT 1789 den erotischen Roman Lauretta Pisana. Leben einer italienischen Buhlerin. Aus Rousseaus Schriften und Papieren, basierend auf einer Episode aus der Neuen Heloise, die ROUSSEAU in Geschichte von Eduard Bomstons Liebe ausgearbeitet hatte, zuerst posthum 1780 gedruckt (vgl. No.1982). Dies belegt einerseits ALBRECHTs intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Roman, erklärt andererseits die lange Unterbrechung bei der Übersetzung, denn ALBRECHT wandte sich aktuelleren Themen zu. &#132;Mit dem Beginn der Französischen Revolution erscheinen dann politische Schlüsselromane .&#147; (H.-W. Engels, Zu Leben und Werk, S.654, in: Aufklärung in Europa, Weimar u.a. 1999). Dass die Ausgabe ein kommerzieller Misserfolg war, darf wohl aus der ungewöhnlichen Seltenheit geschlossen werden. Beigetragen dazu hat sicher, dass nur kurz zuvor (1785/7) die Neue Heloise auch innerhalb der Sämmtlichen Werke ROUSSEAUs (Bde 3 -6) in der Übersetzung CARL FRIEDRICH CRAMERs erschienen war. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Will of King Alfred. [The Anglo-Saxon Text, with English and Latin Versions by Owen Manning and with Notes by Thomas Astle]

      Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1788. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical desc. : pp. Iii. 51. 4º. Translated by Owen Manning. Notes by Thomas Astle. Pages 6-27 have on facing pages the Anglo-Saxon text and literal 18th century English translation; p.29-36, a free English translation; p.37-51, a Latin translation.

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        L Asia secondo le ultime osservazioni, divisa ne suoi Stati principali

      Calcografia Camerale, Roma 1788 - Coloritura coeva all acquerello. Lievi aloni sui margini bianchi altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Incisione originale su rame (cm. 47x34 più ampi margini bianchi).

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