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2018-09-28 19:23:46
Thomas Jefferson
Philadelphia: 1788. The Best Copy I have ever seen. Please See Pictures and ask any Specific Questions on Condition. Rebound in Contemporary Style Leather. Beautiful Copy with no major flaws All First Edition Points Present and in great condition. Signed by New York Merchant "Theodore Bailey". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Old Town Restoration Home Goods [Columbus, Ohio, US]
2018-09-28 15:42:37
CANOVAI, STANISLAO.
Firenze: Nella Stamp. De Pietro Allegrini, 1788. First edition. 4to, contemporary vellum, gilt lettered spine, a.e. stained red. A treatise by Florentine historian and mathematician, Stanislao Canovai (1740-1811), that attempts to restore the reputation of Amerigo Vespucci as the founder of the new world, which was named for him, but he was not generally credited with being the first one there. Canovai makes the case that Vespucci set foot in America one year before Columbus. Canovai's Elogio d'Amerigo Vespucci went through several editions, and the merits of it were debated for decades as new, revised editions appeared. See, for example, a substantial discussion of it in the North American Review, April 1821 (JSTOR). From the library of collector Brent Gration-Maxfield, with his interesting and extensive notes in pencil on the free endpapers, with bibliographical citations and statements (albeit not entirely correct ones) about the rarity of this volume. Skinos book-label on the verso of the front free endpaper. Copies are noted with a frontis portrait of Vespucci, but that is an engraving of a later date, copies of which are sometimes inserted into earlier editions of the book. Slight wear to the edges of the binding; fine copy.
Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop [U.S.A.]
2018-09-28 08:34:52
Robertson, William
Please read below. The History of America. In Three Volumes. by William Robertson London, Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and J. Balfour, 1788. Fifth edition, complete in three volumes. xlvii, [1], 388pp; 499pp; 439, [39]pp + [1]p of publisher's advertisements. Modern red half morocco over marbled boards, spine with four raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold. With four folding maps of Mexico or New Spain (including California); the Gulf of Mexico, the islands and countries adjacent; South America; the countries on the South Sea, from Panama to Guayquil; and one folding plate. In the preface of this edition Robertson replies to criticism of his work by Francesco Saverio Clavigero. A remarkably bright and clean set in fine condition. Graesse VI.138. Howes R358. Sabin 71973.
Bookseller: Parigi Books [Schenectady, New York, US]
2018-09-28 07:56:13
Lempriere, John
Reading: Printed for T. Cadell, 1788. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-09-28 07:48:25
Briggs (Richard)
Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. FIRST EDITION, with 12 engraved plates, 2H8 apparently a cancel, a little browning here and there, and some mild staining (usually damp-), small amount of worming at the lower inner margin at the front, without loss to text or image, pp. iv, xx, 656, 8vo, modern calf backed boards, fore-edges shaved. The very scarce first edition. Richard Briggs proudly proclaims on the title-page that he was 'many years cook at the Globe Tavern, Fleet-Street, the White Hart Tavern, Holborn, and now at the Temple Coffee-House'. 'Briggs's book was aimed at housekeepers and has been described as 'largely a plagiarisation or, more charitably, a competent revision and enlargement' of John Farley's The London Art of Cookery of 1783 (Mennell, 99). However, Briggs's work reveals considerable improvements over Farley's. Cooking times, methods, and quantities of ingredients are often clarified and Briggs includes a wider range of foods—notably fish and vegetables. Interestingly he broke new ground by including recipes for fish rarely mentioned in eighteenth-century cookery books, such as 'To Boil John-a-Dore', a simple recipe remarkably similar to one favoured by James Quin, the actor renowned for his predilection for this fish (Davidson, 81). Although the book was predominantly about English food there were none the less German, Spanish, West Indian, Italian, Dutch, French, and Jewish influences in the recipes. Some were adapted and others are identical with recipes found in Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery (1747) and Elizabeth Raffald's The Experienced … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-09-28 05:18:16
BAMPFYLDE-MOORE CAREW
London: Thomas Martin, 1788.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-09-28 03:06:52
ANDREW KIPPIS
DUBLIN, IRELAND: Hi and WELCOME to ACADEMIC BOOKS . I AM NEW TO EBAY , BUT HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS SELLING RARE AND SCARCE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS SUPPLYING COLLECTORS , RESEARCHERS AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AROUND THE WORLD. OVER THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS I AM GOING TO BE LISTING HUNDREDS OF BOOKS ABOUT AMERICANA, CANADIANA, NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN , HISTORY , TRAVEL EXPLORATION , POLAR ARCTIC & ANTARCTICA , AUSTRALIA , BRITISH EMPIRE , ART PLUS Many More Topics. PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY TO SEE THE LATEST BOOKS. Please Note: We can Combine Auctions / Purchases so you will Save Money on Shipping LIFE of CAPTAIN JAMES COOK By Andrew KIPPIS, D.D. F.R.S. And S.A. 1st Irish Edition.1788; Dublin, Ireland: Printed for Messrs H. Chamberlain, W. Colles, R. Cross, W. Gilbert, W. Wilson, L. White, P. Byrne, P Wogan, T. Stewart, J. Moore, and B. Dornin. Full leather, red title on spine which is slightly worn at of bottom, signature, dated 1858 inside front cover; also on title page; half-title, in very good condition, (no foxing), with pages xvi, 527 Frontispiece - Portrait of Captain James Cook CONTENTS Chapter 1. The History of Captain Cook's Life previously to his first Voyage round the World 2. Continuation of the History of Captain Cook's Life, to the End of his first Voyage round the World 3. The History of Captain Cook's Life, from the End of the first, to the Commencement of his second Voyage round the World 4. The History of Captain Cook's life during his second Voyage round the World 5. The History of Captain Cook's Life, from the Commencement of his second Voyag … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ACADEMIC BREN BOOKS [North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA]
2018-09-28 00:58:34
Complete two-volume set. Bound in full 18th century leather; marbled endpapers; spines hubbed and decorated in gilt. Ex-library with library name stamps on endpapers and title pages; ink call numbers on spine; else generally clean. Tight binding. Books did not circulate and were likely seldom handled. First edition of this monumental history of Chile by an early Jesuit missionary in Chile. This is the Spanish edition translated from the Italian. Vol. II contains a frontispiece and four folding maps and plans: Vol. I contains a single folding map. Touch of wear to spine ends. Some old wormholes to the lower margins of Vol. II. Overall good condition. Important History of Chile in Contemporary Binding COMPENDIO DE LA HISTORIA GEOGRAFICA, NATURAL Y CIVIL DEL REYNO DE CHILE By Don Juan Ignacio MolinaDescription: Madrid: Don Antonio de Sancha 1788-1795 1st ed. Complete two-volume set. Bound in full 18th century leather; marbled endpapers; spines hubbed and decorated in gilt. Ex-library with library name stamps on endpapers and title pages; ink call numbers on spine; else generally clean. Tight binding. Books did not circulate and were likely seldom handled. First edition of this monumental history of Chile by an early Jesuit missionary in Chile. This is the Spanish edition translated from the Italian. Vol. II contains a frontispiece and four folding maps and plans: Vol. I contains a single folding map. Touch of wear to spine ends. Some old wormholes to the lower margins of Vol. II. Overall good condition. This book is offered by Kubik Fine Books Ltd. Established in 1985, our sto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books [Dayton, Ohio, US]
2018-09-27 09:05:06
Sir Torbern Bergman; Edmund Cullen
London: J. Murray and William Creech, 1788. Translated from the original Latin of Sir Torbern Bergman by Edmund Cullen. Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735 - 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two. Collated and Complete. Scarce. Re-bound in quarter-calf bindings. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout - minor browning due to age, with some tidemarks to the rear of volume 2. Ink signature to title page of volume 1. Overall Condition: Very Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-09-27 02:37:11
Keate, George and Capt. Henry Wilson
LONDON: An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his Officers, who, in August, 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company Author: Keate, George and Capt. Henry Wilson Printed for Captain Wilson , London 1788 Edition: 1st edition 1788 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Very GoodDescription: Hardcover with illustrated large folding map, portrait frontispiece , folding plate with 3 views, 14 single page plates. Some spine damage, yellowing of pages due to age. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: jqauctions14 [Amarillo, Texas, US]
2018-09-26 18:50:58
MATTHEWS, John
London: printed for B. White and Son, at Horace's Head Fleet-Street; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1788. First Edition. First edition. 8vo: iv,183,[1]pp (p.142 mispaginated 147), with folding copper-engraved frontispiece of a view of the island Bananas and large folding map of part of the coast of Africa, from Cape St. Ann to the River Rionoonas. Contemporary tree-calf boards with braided gilt frame, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, spine in six compartments stamped with gilt emblems in three, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, original red morocco lettering piece gilt. A superb copy, with virtually spotless pages within a handsome binding. Hogg 161. Cox I, p. 387. Gay 2852. Sabin 46888. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13533. A good account of the country and its people conveyed in a series of letters written by a naval lieutenant during a residence in Sierra Leone, in the years 1785, 1786, and 1787. The final letter, added after Matthews's return to Liverpool, defends the slave trade. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine+.
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd [U.S.A.]
2018-09-25 23:07:19
Homer
1788. antique books over 200 years old. pages overall are in very good clean condition, with a few pages having some yellowing spots. title page of vol 3 has larger spot. some tiny spots scattered about here or there.endpapers and first couple pages inside covers have more spots. gilt page edges with some wear, a previous owners signature on half title page of all volumes. leather covers have wear, edge wear, worn bumped corners, some cracks along spine edges. chips off the spine top and bottom edges. scuffs, scratches,vol 5 is bowed out a bit.please read description and look at photographs to help determine condition. lot of three rare antique old leather books. over 200 years old. Cute little books measure about 5" by 3" signed by a previous owner on half title page " Eleanore Laurillard 1838" 1. "L'Iliade d'Homere" avec des remarques par P. J. Bitaube*, de l'Académie Royale de Berlin. Tome troisieme (Volume III). Published/printed by Didot l'aine in Paris during the year MDCCLXXXVII (1787 - 3rd edition). Contents: Rhapsodies VII-X. Leather binding. Gilt ornaments on both boards. Gilded pages' edges. Text in french. 256 pages 2."L'Odyssee d'Homere" avec des remarques par P. J. Bitaube*, de l'Académie Royale de Berlin. Tome quatrieme (Volume IV). Published/printed by Didot l'aine in Paris during the year MDCCLXXXVIII (1788 - 2nd edition). Contents: Rhapsodies XI-XIV. Leather binding. Gilt ornaments on spine & on both boards. Gilded pages' edges. . 258 pages 3."L'Odyssee d'Homere" avec des remarques par P. J. Bitaube*, de l'Académie Royale de Berlin. Tome cinquieme (Volume … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: bunchofoldstuff (scottalbertson) [Nellysford, Virginia, US]
2018-09-25 19:16:32
Piozzi, Hester Lynch. (Samuel Johnson)
Dublin, For R. Moncreffe, L. White, et al 1788. Two volumes. First Irish Edition. (same year as the London Edition) Rothschild 1270. 8vo, period style modern blue boards with paper labels. Fine copy with renewed end-papers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-09-24 20:38:06
Londres: E. Newbery, au Coin du Cimetiere de St. Paul, 1788. xii, [13], 14-208 pages. Engraved frontispiece and five other full-page engraved plates. Recently rebound in half red sheep over marbled boards, retaining original endpapers. First French edition (published in London). Frontispiece has some light colouring; last page a little soiled; short tear in front endpaper; the odd mark here & there; else a very good copy. Rare. Roscoe J85, notes two copies only (possibly one and the same) and calls for only five plates ( the above copy has six).
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-09-22 05:53:56
BIBLE IN ENGLISH
First Folio and First Illustrated Bible Printed in America[BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Christian's New and Complete Family Bible:. or, the Universal Library of Divine Knowledge: Being a Clear, full and comprehensive Exposition and Commentary of the Holy Scriptures, Containing the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha at Large; Illustrated with Annotations and Commentaries...By Those Eminent Divines, Henry Doddridge, Gill, Brown, &c. &c.... Philadelphia: Printed for the Proprietors; and Sold by all the Booksellers in the United State, 1788- [1790].First edition of the first folio Bible printed in America, also the first illustrated Bible printed in America. Folio (16 5/16 x 10 1/8 inches; 415 x 255 mm). [A]?, B-9O?, A-2I?, [A]?, B-3H?. Also contains a duplicate set of signatures 5I-5N2 not included in collation. 2H missigned '2G' and 2K missigned '2L' in New Testament, same as Hills bibliography. Illustrated with twenty-eight engraved plates.Original American calf, rebacked to style. Red morocco spine label. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt. Bible complete with 28 plates and 570 leaves. Our general title is not a cancel unlike the Library Company of Philadelphia's copies. Although some of the plates are signed London, they were probably brought to America to be printed there.With some staining and browning throughout. Professional restoration to the frontispiece, title-page of the Old Testament and"To the Christian Reader." Plates II, III, IV, V, VI, IX, XIII, XX, XXI, XXIII, XXIV, and XXVI all with some professional restoration. Many leaves with small … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC [US]
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2018-09-21 07:03:50
Nicolai, Friedrich ( *1733 Berlin - 1811ebenda )
Nicolai Berlin, Stettin 1788 ( Erste Ausgabe WG II / 44 – ohne Verlagsangabe ( bei Nicolai erschienen )). Mit Titelblatt, 174 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), Halblederband wohl etwas späterer Zeit mit farbigem Titelschildchen auf dem goldgeprägten schmalen Einbandrücken sowie marmorierten Buchdeckeln, 8° ( 21 x 12,5 cm ). Der Einband ist etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils gering bestoßen. Innen Seiten teils gering stockfleckig oder gering fleckig, das Titelblatt gering fleckig. Insgesamt von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 250 Gramm ) ( Lagerort SR )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 6,00 EUR Friedrich Nicolai, Geheimorden, Geheimgesellschaften, Illuminati, Starck, Lavater, Google, Erstausgaben, Okkult, Okkultismus, Spiritismus, Geheimkult, Freemason, Franc macon, Freimaurer
Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen [Hamburg, Germany]
2018-09-18 00:40:02
CONDORCET, Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de]
Paris, 1788. Plein vélin rigide vert de l'époque, dos lisse portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deux ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8 (192x122 mm). "Essai sur la Constitution". T1 : 196-54 pages / T2 : 328-106 pages et 7 planches dépliantes. / "Sur la nécessité de faire ratifier la Constitution" : (2)-41-( 1bl.) pages Quelques rousseurs Édition originale fort rare de "l'ouvrage politique le plus important" de Condorcet" (Badinter. Condorcet). Il s'agit de l’un des textes fondamentaux dans l’histoire politique française et de « l’ouvrage de Droit constitutionnel le plus important qui ait été publié à cette époque et même depuis » (Allengry, Condorcet guide de la Révolution Française). Dans cet ouvrage, Condorcet est l'un des premiers auteurs à réclamer le droit de vote pour les femmes. Relié à la suite, "Sur la nécessité de faire ratifier la Constitution par les citoyens", une plaquette méconnue et pourtant importante, puisque Condorcet y étudie la question de savoir si, et dans quelle conditions, une nation peut conférer à une assemblée le pouvoir de lui donner une constitution ou celui de l'accepter en son nom. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full green stiff vellum, flat spine, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Two works bound in one 8vo (192x122 mm). "Essai sur la Constitution". T1 : 196-54 pages / T2 : 328-106 pages a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens [LE VÉSINET, France]
2018-09-13 23:03:34
James Hutton
J.Dickson. Extract from Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, modern blue paper wrappers, text and plates in very good condition. Title page with repair at bottom of page. HUTTON, James (1726-1797). The theory of the earth, extract from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 1788, pp. 211-304, two engraved plates, plus half title and title page and contents pages....In modern paper wrappers bound with Hutton's paper **The Theory of Rain, pp.41-86., 1788. 4o (260 x 200 mm), title "Theory of the earth; or an investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution, and restoration of land upon the globe... [Read March 7. and April 4. 1785]", 2 engraved plates, by F. Baine and D. Lizars respectively. Hutton's revolutionary theory of the Earth as a unitary system.... Hutton's theory was first made public at two meetings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, early in 1785. The society published it in full in 1788 [in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh]. Hutton's theory which he invariably referred to as a "system," the title "Theory of the Earth" having been applied to the work by the editors of the Edinburgh Transactions -- postulated a cyclical history of the earth in four stages, consisting of erosion, deposition of the eroded land as strata at the bottom of the ocean, compression of the strata under the heat which lies beneath the earth's crust, and the fracturing and re-emersion of the fused sediments to form new continents. The revolutionary nature of Hutton's system lay in its cyclical view of geologic processes - … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Apollo Fine Art [Bella Vista, Arkansas, US]
2018-09-13 17:00:45
DE GUEVARA, FELIPE
Madrid, Gerónimo Ortega, hijos de Ibarra 1788. Encuadernado en pasta con pequeños agujeritos en la cubierta. XIV, 254 páginas, algunas tostadas. 17x12 cm. Ref: 2029 [LS/015711-2029]
Bookseller: Libreria Sanchez [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-09-13 00:50:21
WESLEY, John ~(Charles Wesley, Samuel Wesley)
New Chapel, London. ~Full leather: original tan sheepskin boards fairly recently rebacked in near-matching tan calf, double blind ruling to spine, unobtrusive repairs to leather at board corners. Replacement blue and white headbands. Hinges sound. Page edges darkened. Some marking and wear to front endpapers. Owner's signature in old hand to inside front board (partly rubbed): 'Mr Raymond'. Pencil owner's signature and annotation to free front endpaper. Annotation to verso of free front endpaper in pen over pencil: 'M Raymond, the gift of Mrs Westley (sic), Widow of the Revd Charles Wesley, May 1799. She died Dec 1822 aged 96'. This book was thus almost certainly once the property of Sarah Wesley (1726-1822), the devout and musical daughter of a wealthy Welsh magistrate, who married Charles Wesley in 1749. The marriage was a notably happy one, with Sarah Westey's support providing a much-needed balance to her husband's 'fluctuating temperament' (ODNB). Pen inscription to reverse of title page, giving the text of Samuel Westley's last hymn ('In age and feebleness extreme'; 1788), with what is still the accepted account of its composition: 'Composed on a sick Bed about half an Hour before death at the Age of mor (sic) than eighty years' (Samuel Westley is supposed to have dictated the hymn to his wife), with additional date and inscription 'Sept: 10th, 1800. Adieu! My friend & sister - often shall I remember the few choice and pleasant Hours we have enjoyed together conversing on the best of subjects, trusting that one day we shall meet in the paradise of God to part no more. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-09-11 19:54:01
PAIN (William & James)
London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1788. Second edition, folio (435 x 270 mm), [4], 14 + 2pp., publisher's advert leaf at rear on a slightly smaller size paper, 42 full-page copper engraved plates (one double-page), new endpapers, later half calf, marbled boards. Some light offsetting from some of the plates else a very good copy of this key pattern book for disseminating the Adam style. "The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of mouldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder's manual, reflects the authors' pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture."—Archer. Harris, 635; Archer, 239.2; RIBA, Early Printed Books, 2368 (1786, first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2018-09-11 19:54:01
PAIN (William & James)
Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant. Demonstrating, in the most Easy and Practical Method, all the Principal Rules of Architecture, from the Ground Plan to the Ornamental Finish. Illustrated with Several New and Useful Designs of Houses, with their Plans, Elevations, and Sections. Also, Clear and Ample Instructions, annexed to each Subject, in Letter-Press; with a List of Prices for Materials and Labour, and Labour only. This Work will be universally useful to all Carpenters, Bricklayers, Masons, Joiners, Plasterers, and others, concerned in the several Branches of Building, and comprehending the following Subjects, viz. Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Gentlemen's Houses. Designs for Doors, Chimneys and Ceilings with their proper Embellishments, in the most modern Taste. A great Variety of Mouldings for Base and Surbace Architraves, Imposts, Friezes and Cornices, with their proper Ornaments, for Practice, drawn to Half-size: To which are added, Scales for enlarging or lessening at Pleasure. Also, Great Variety of Stair Cases; shewing the practical Method of executing them, in any Case required, viz. Groins, Angle Brackets, Circular Circular Flewing and Winding, Soffits, Domes, Sky Lights &c. all made plain and easy to the meanest Capacity. The Proportion of Windows for the Light to Rooms. Preparing Foundations; the Proportions of Chimneys to Rooms and Sections of Flews. The principal Timbers properly laid out on each Plan, viz. The Manner of framing the Roofs, and finding the Length and Backing of Hips, either square or bevel. Scantlings of the Timbers, figured in Proportion to their Bearing. The Method for Trussing Girders, Scarfing Plates &c. And many other Articles, particularly useful to all Persons in the Building Profession. The whole correctly Engraved on Forty-two Folio Copper Plates, from the Original Designs of William and James Pain.
Second edition, folio (435 x 270 mm), [4], 14 + 2pp., publisher's advert leaf at rear on a slightly smaller size paper, 42 full-page copper-engraved plates (one double-page), new endpapers, later half calf, marbled boards.Some light offsetting from some of the plates else a very good copy of this key pattern book for disseminating the Adam style. "The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of mouldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder's manual, reflects the authors' pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture."--Archer.
Bookseller: Forest Books [UK]
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2018-09-10 08:05:43
TRUSLER, John.] John Bewick, COOKERY FOR CHILDREN.
London printed for the Author at the Literary-Press. to which is added A Number of Hints or concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all occasions in Life. By the Author of Principles of Politeness, &c. For the use of young people. FIRST EDITION 1788. 12mo approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 4 inches, 26 woodcuts by John Bewick, pages: [3], 4-120 plus 10 pages of adverts added later (A LIST of BOOKS PUBLISHED by the Rev. Dr. Trusler) dated 1790, new plain leather spine, old marbled boards with faint family tree printed on them. Boards rubbed and stained, corners worn with board showing at tips, 2 short closed tears neatly repaired, no loss, hardly noticeable, the last 3 pages of text have a tiny nick to fore-edge and all the catalogue pages have 2 tiny nicks to fore-edges, first free endpaper has neat repair to lower margin, a few tiny pale marks to margins, very occasional pale foxing, old ink names to first free endpaper, inner hinges cracked, binding sound, floral decorated bookplate on first pastedown of Irene Gosse, author of "A Florilege: Chosen From the Old Herbals" . A good copy. See: Hugo, The Bewick Collector, page 15, No. 31; William Cagle, A Matter of Taste, pages 736-737, No. 1025; Osborne Catalogue II, page 743 listing the second edition only; ESTC T71755. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-09-08 00:19:08
Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher (I-II); T. Watley (III); the Honorable Company's Press (IV-VI, VIII); the Hircarrah Press, by Thomas Hollin, 1788-1816. Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher (I-II); T. Watley (III); the Honorable Company's Press (IV-VI, VIII); the Hircarrah Press, by Thomas Hollingbery (VII); Thomas Hubbard, at the Hindoostanee Press (IX-XI); Calcutta Gazette Office (XII), 1788-1816. First edition, twelve volumes, 4to, in total 6,230 pages, 153 plates and maps. A very good set uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. Volumes 2-12 bear the bookplate of William van Mildert, last Prince-Bishop of Durham and one of the founders of the University of Durham; Volume 1 has the bookplate of Milton [Hall], Peterborough, seat of the Earls Fitzwilliam. The journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by Sir William Jones, High Court Judge and pioneering orientalist, in 1784. It holds the distinction of being the first learned journal ever published to be devoted specifically to Asian studies. Just as the Asiatic Society of Bengal was the model for all such learned societies established in South Asia and beyond– Bombay, Dacca, Colombo, Singapore - and indeed for the Royal Asiatic Society in London itself, so Asiatick researches became the template for all future journals of these societies and similar bodies. In that sense, it may be said to have contributed significantly to the creation of the concept of modern Asian studies. Its wide-ranging contents reflect the aims of the Society to investigate "the history, civil and natural, the antiquities, arts, sci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-09-07 20:45:09
SMITH, Adam.
London & Paris: Chez Pierre J. Duplain, 1788. 2 volumes, octavo (196 x 121 mm). Contemporary quarter calf, blue paper boards, brown calf label to spines, compartments ruled in gilt, sprinkled edges. A few neat pencil annotations to front endpapers. Wear to boards and extremities, hinges slightly cracked but firm, some minor foxing and dampstains to contents, a very good set. Third Blavet edition, the first to be published in book form within French borders, based on the second French translation by Blavet published in 1781. Jean-Louis Blavet's identity remained unknown until the publication of this edition, after which he publicly acknowledged his role as translator in a letter to the Journal de Paris on 5 November 1788. Although the Preface was reprinted from the 1781 Yverdon edition it contains some significant changes which are noted by Carpenter. In The Wealth of Nations, considered "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought", Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). Tribe 32; Goldsmiths' 13535; Carpenter p. 57; Printing and the Mind of Man 221.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-09-07 20:44:11
Tissot, Samule (Simon) Auguste André David
A Laussane : chez Francois Grasset & comp. et chez kes principaux librairies de l'Europe, 1788, 12°, ca. 2800 pp., 10 feine Kalbledereinbände der Zeit; ein Band im unteren Rand mit geringen Wurmspruen, frisches und feines Exemplar. Cette collection a été constituée par l'éditeur à partir d'éditions particulières des ouvrages de l'auteur, parues entre 1786 et 1789. Elle comprend: 1.T.: "Onanisme"; 2-3.T.: "Avis au peuple sur sa santé; 4.T.: "Inoculation justifiée", "Essai sur les maladies des gens du monde" et "Dissertation sur l'inutilité de l'amputation des membres (par Bilguer, trad. par Tissot)"; 5-6.T.: "Observations et dissertations de médecine pratique"; 7.T.: "De la santé des gens de lettres"; 8.T.: "Traité de l'épilepsie"; 9.T.: "Traité des nerfs et de leurs maladies"; 10.T.: "Essai sur les moyens de perfectionner les études de médecine". Chaque tome est précédé d'une page de titre collective.
Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com [Marburg, Germany]
2018-09-07 05:34:12
PAIN (William & James)
Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant. Demonstrating, in the most Easy and Practical Method, all the Principal Rules of Architecture, from the Ground Plan to the Ornamental Finish. Illustrated with Several New and Useful Designs of Houses, with their Plans, Elevations, and Sections. Also, Clear and Ample Instructions, annexed to each Subject, in Letter-Press; with a List of Prices for Materials and Labour, and Labour only. This Work will be universally useful to all Carpenters, Bricklayers, Masons, Joiners, Plasterers, and others, concerned in the several Branches of Building, and comprehending the following Subjects, viz. Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Gentlemen's Houses. Designs for Doors, Chimneys and Ceilings with their proper Embellishments, in the most modern Taste. A great Variety of Mouldings for Base and Surbace Architraves, Imposts, Friezes and Cornices, with their proper Ornaments, for Practice, drawn to Half-size: To which are added, Scales for enlarging or lessening at Pleasure. Also, Great Variety of Stair Cases; shewing the practical Method of executing them, in any Case required, viz. Groins, Angle Brackets, Circular Circular Flewing and Winding, Soffits, Domes, Sky Lights &c. all made plain and easy to the meanest Capacity. The Proportion of Windows for the Light to Rooms. Preparing Foundations; the Proportions of Chimneys to Rooms and Sections of Flews. The principal Timbers properly laid out on each Plan, viz. The Manner of framing the Roofs, and finding the Length and Backing of Hips, either square or bevel. Scantlings of the Timbers, figured in Proportion to their Bearing. The Method for Trussing Girders, Scarfing Plates &c. And many other Articles, particularly useful to all Persons in the Building Profession. The whole correctly Engraved on Forty-two Folio Copper Plates, from the Original Designs of William and James Pain.
London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1788. Second edition, folio (435 x 270 mm), [4], 14 + 2pp., publisher's advert leaf at rear on a slightly smaller size paper, 42 full-page copper engraved plates (one double-page), new endpapers, later half calf, marbled boards. Some light offsetting from some of the plates else a very good copy of this key pattern book for disseminating the Adam style. "The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of mouldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder's manual, reflects the authors' pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture."?Archer. Harris, 635; Archer, 239.2; RIBA, Early Printed Books, 2368 (1786, first edition).
Bookseller: Forest Books William Laywood [GB]
2018-09-06 13:23:25
Cook, Captain James) Kippis, Andrew
Printed for G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London, 1788. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. xvi, 527, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF COOK. The first edition of this highly influential first English biography of Cook by the Anglican clergyman Kippis, one of the leading biographers of his day. In addition to describing the three great voyages in depth, Kippis also deals with Cook's earlier experiences, including his duties aboard the Mercury during the siege of Quebec, and his Newfoundland and Labrador surveys. Most of Samwell's narrative of Cook's death is included as well.While Kippis did not appear to be entirely insensitive to the long-term effects of European contact with Pacific peoples, he championed Cook's humanitarian, cultural and intellectual mission in the circumnavigation of the globe. In a study of European exploration of the Pacific, Lynne Withey concluded that this volume by Kippis became a prominent justification for the involvement of Europeans in the Pacific islands for years after Cook's death (Withey 406-407). The second appendix includes "The Moral, an Ode," by the British poet, novelist, and religious dissenter Helen Maria Williams, an old family friend of Kippis. Hill 935; Sabin 37954; Beddie 32; Holmes 69; Kroepelien, 647; Lada-Mocarski 40; Howes K179, "aa."; Forbes 149. Provenance: John Thornhill (armorial bookplate); The Beaufoy Library (bookplate) Contemporary speckled calf boards with later morocco spine. Light foxing and offsetting to frontispiece, some toning and scattered foxing, but a clean copy overall Frontispiece portrai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-09-03 20:48:18
Old, well-used and well-kept, with commensurate wear and aging. Bindings are strong, and interiors are clear. Covers are worn, and half-bound leather is dry and crumbling. AS IS. Please see description and photos for more information. More detailed photos are available in the description. VOYAGES DE MPS PALLAS, by Peter Simon Pallas - 1788-1793 [5 vols+atlas] Product Description Voyages De M.P.S. Pallas, En Différentes Provinces De L'empire De Russie, Et Dans L'asie Septentrionale by Peter Simon Pallas Five volumes + Atlas Translated from German into French by Gauthier de la Peyronie. This is the complete set of 5 volumes, plus the additional atlas volume. These are the detailed accounts of the travels of German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), at the behest of Russia's Empress Catherine II. Over the course of six years (1768-1774). Pallas traveled from the Caspian Sea to the borders of China, reporting on the flora, fauna, geology, people, land, architecture, and anything else of note. Specific regions of travel include central Russian provinces, Povolzhye, Urals, West Siberia, Altay, and Transbaikal. He also explored the Caspian Sea, the Ural and Altai Mountains and the upper Amur River, reaching as far eastward as Lake Baikal. At that time, Pallas was a professor at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. The "Atlas" volume houses the many detailed plates from each volume, clearly referenced to the volume and text. This copy includes a total of 124 plates, with 31 foldout plates. The oversized foldout map of Russia is present. Pallas is credited with identifyin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Panoply Books [Lambertville, New Jersey, US]
2018-09-01 10:14:42
Hayne, J. C. G.
Vienna, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, 1788. 4to. XXXVI, 455, (1) pp. With 5 engraved folding plates and one folding table which extends to pp. 135-138. Contemporary boards with handwritten spine title. A prominent work on Ottoman military history divided into two parts, the first treating weapons, marches, camps, battles and sieges in general, including the Siege of Vienna in 1683, the second one discussing armed conflicts between the Ottoman and the Holy Roman Empire in Hungary between 1682 and 1739. The engraved plates illustrate the text by exhibiting the line-up of the Ottoman forces as well as their fortifications in various situations, while the table shows the organisation of the army divided into land and naval forces. - With several shelfmark numbers and notes ("Rerum Turcicarum") to front pastedown and flyeaf. Lower inside hinge weakened, binding rubbed, temporary blue boards and first few pages slightly waterstained, otherwise well preserved. Ownership stamps by Hungarian libraries to the title-page and the plates ("M. Kir. Testörség Könyvtára", "M. Némz. Muzeum"). Removed from the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp, dated 1977, to front pastedown. Seemann 4130. Cf. Apponyi 2489 (1783). Sturminger 158. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2018-08-30 21:05:21
London: J. Marshall & Co, 1788. 88, [4 ad's] pages. Pastedown advertisement' for 'A New Publication... The Juvenile Magazine,' at end, from which the date of publication can be deduced. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and 31 woodcuts within the text. Original patterned pink boards. 12mo. Spine restored; else a very good copy. The true first edition which has a longer text and four more woodcuts, was published circa 1781 and is known by a single copy in the Cotsen Children's Library. This above edition differs slightly from other known editions of approximately the same date; for whilst the frontispiece conforms to later printings, having fewer children in the reading circle and with the boy reading his text facing to the right, the woodcut on page 74 still shows Lady Worthy weeping, as in the first edition; whereas in later printings the illustration has been altered to show her reading from a book.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-08-30 16:38:44
THE NEW BRITISH JEWEL, or Complete Housewife's Best Companion. Containing I. A number of the most uncommon and useful RECEIPTs in Cookery, with the Manner of trussing Poultry, Rabbits, Hares &c, Illustrated with CURIOUS CUTS, shewing how each is to trussed. II. The best and most fashionable Receipts for all Manner of Pastry, Pickling, &c. with some general Rules to be observed therein. III. Directions for making all Sorts of English Wines, Shrub Vinegar, Verjuice, Catchup Sauces, Soups, Jellies, &c. IV. A Table to cast up Expences by the Day, Week, Month, or Year. V. Every Man his own Physician; a valuable Collection of the most approved Receipts for the Cure of most Disorders incident to human Bodies, from the most eminent English Physicians. VI. The Manner of preparing the Elixir of Life, Turlington's Balsam, Friar's Balsam, the Court or Lady's Black Sticking Plaster, Lip-Salve, Lady Yorke's Receipt to preserve from the Small-pox or Plague, &c. the Royal Patent Snuff for the Head and Eyes; Dr. Bracken's Powder for the Teeth, a Secret for the Cure of the Toothache, a speedy Method to destroy Warts or Corns, &c. VII. Directions for destroying Rats, Mice, Bugs, Fleas, &c. And a choice Variety of Useful Family Receipts, together with a Method of restoring to Life People drowned, or in any other Manner suffocated. Also The Complete Farrier, Being the Method of Buying, Selling, Managing, &c. and of the Diseases incident to Horse, with their Cure. To which is added, The Royal Gardner, or Monthly Calendar.
London: Osborne and Griffin, and H. Mozley, Gainsborough, 1788. 108 pages. Illustrated with 10 woodcuts within the text. Contemporary full untitled, undecorated sheep. 12mo. 178 x 108 mm. Binding worn and spine cracked; some water-staining in places; occasional marking; else a very good copy of a rare book. Curiously the front endpaper bears the inscription, 'Mary Brentrall Her Book 1785.' The New British Jewel supersedes The British Jewel, first published circa 1780, though the work remains essentially the same.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-08-29 02:02:44
VRIESE, Willem Hendrik.
Bradley I, p. 51; Landwehr, Coloured plates 206; Paradisus Batavus 105; Pritzel 9838. First and only edition of the first catalogue of the plants and trees in the famous garden of the Spaarnberg country estate in Santpoort, a few kilometres north of Haarlem in the Netherlands. The Dutch banker Adriaan van der Hoop (1788-1854) expanded the estate by buying adjacent land and created the beautiful garden with exotic and tropical plants. Van der Hoop was one of the richest men in the Netherlands and an important collector of art and botanical books. It contains plants from all over the world, including several species from Australia.The plants were catalogued by the Dutch botanist and physician Willem Hendrik de Vriese (1806-1862). A second catalogue was published in 1849 by J.J.F.H.T. Merkus Doornik.The book was a gift by Van der Hoop and contains the inscription "Een geschenk van ... van der Hoop in ...". Some wear to the spine and the front wrapper nearly detached. Internally in very good condition, wholly untrimmed and with two attractive colour plates.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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2018-08-27 22:05:09
Giuseppe Palmieri
Napoli: Flauto, 1788, 1789. Due opere in un volume in 8vo (13x20 cm), legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio ornato con due tasselli di titolo. La carta dei piatti marmorizzati si presenta con larghe erosioni alla superficie colorata. 1-RIFLESSIONI... Seconda edizione. VIII-359 pagine. Fioriture sparse. Questa seconda edizione è “dall'Autore accresciuta”. Kress Italian 572. 2- PENSIERI ECONOMICI... Prima edizione. (4)-158 pagine. Una macchia chiara all'angolo superiore del titolo; qualche fioritura alla ultime pagine. Non comune. Kress Italian 581.
Bookseller: Libreria Bacbuc [Italy]
2018-08-26 14:18:22
HALBERSTADT:
Kupferstich v. Carl Jäck n. Rosenberg herausgegeben v. Treuer b. Schropp in Berlin, dat. 1788, 65,5 x 46,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 417. - 1. Zustand der seltenen Karte des Fürstentums Halberstadt mit den Grafschaften Wernigerode und Hohenstein sowie der Abtei Quedlinburg. - Unten rechts fig. Titelkartusche mit Wappen der genannten Gebiete. - Oben links Kartusche mit Erklärungen und Putten. - Hier noch mit Stempel der Verlegeradresse im Gegensatz zum 2. Zustand mit gedruckter Verlegeradresse und ohne die Windrose oben rechts. - Die Karte wurde 1794 von Oesfeld verbessert (2. Zustand).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2018-08-23 17:15:33
[TRUSLER, John.]
London: Printed for the Author, at the Literary=Press, 1788. 120, 8 [list of Books] pages. Illustrated with 26 wood-engravings by John Bewick. Original marbled boards, recently re-backed in untitled sheep to match original. 12mo. First edition. Some occasional light spotting; ownership names on front endpaper; else a very good copy of the scarce first edition. Tattersfield JB34. This book was the first and most successful product of the collaboration between Bewick and Trusler. It was reprinted in 1791, 1803, and again in two undated editions. A pirated edition was published in Dublin in 1791.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-08-23 16:07:33
MARTIN (Benjamin)
London: Printed for Messrs. Gregory and Wright, 1788. New edition, 8vo (220 x 130 mm), 40pp., engraved frontispiece of the 'New Portable Air-Pump and Condensing Engine', folding engraved plate at rear, folding plate and last few leaves a little foxed, recent cloth, printed paper label on upper cover. The main body of the text is a description of each of the 64 principal experiments which Martin carried out upon the Air-Pump, 40 of which are illustrated on the folding plate. Two editions appeared of this work, the first published in 1766 and this new edition which is far more rare, ESTC locates 4 copies (Oxford; Cambridge: Boston Athenaeum; New York Public Library). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2018-08-17 08:51:48
RECUEIL DE VOYAGES XVIIIEME : ROOKE (Henri) // Jean-François MIMAUT (pseud. de Saint-Rémy) // d'ARBOIS frères // Victor DELPUECH de COMEIRAS // Anonyme COMPAGNIE DES INDES
A Londres, & Se vend à Paris, Chez Royez, 1788 // A Paris, Chez Huet, an VI // A Paris, De l'Imprimerie d'André, an sixième de la République // A Paris, Chez Debray Et chez Laran, an VI // A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Mme. Vve. Laurent Prault, 1787.5 parties in-8 : vj, 153 pp. // 61 pp. dont le titre // 104 pp. dont le titre // 139 pp. , 1 f. // 224 pp. (quelques rousseurs éparses dans l'ouvrage, accentuées et accompagnées de quelques cernes de mouillures anciennes dans la cinquième partie ; envoi récent manuscrit sur le feuillet de garde blanc liminaire). l'ensemble relié en un volume demi-basane beige, dos lisse orné, titre doré sur pièce de titre maroquin vert, plats papier chiné beige (sans la coiffe de tête, mors fendus ou fendillés pour partie - reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire de cet intéressant recueil factice de voyages : il renferme notamment l'édition originale de la traduction française de la relation du voyage de Rooke donnant des notions nouvelles sur la ville de Moka, le royaume de Sanaa, sur d'autres régions de l'Arabie et sur les Arabes Bédouins ; deux mémoires sur les Iles de Malte & Goze en Méditerranée, et les Iles Ioniennes & de la mer Egée, ainsi que deux ouvrages sur le commerce de l'Inde, tous en édition originale. DES PHOTOGRAPHIES NUMERIQUES SONT DISPONIBLES PAR E-MAIL SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie ancienne Michèle Masson [Bordeaux, France]
2018-08-14 12:02:57
Drake, Francis
York: Wilson and Spence, 1788. Book. Very Good. Half-Leather. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Two volumes: 418; 382 pages. 17 copperplates including folding map of York (all present). Leather is partially cracked on spine but has been professionally restored, binding is very firm. A nice set..
Bookseller: Tinakori Books [Wellington, New Zealand]
2018-08-12 21:26:37
Honoré-Gabriel Riquetti de MIRABEAU.
4 forts volumes in-4 (27 x 21,5 cm) de (10)-XLIV-522, (3)-566-(4), (3)-710-(6) et (3)-560-(1) pages. Portrait de Frédéric le Grand en frontispice du premier volume (gravé par H. Marais en 1788 d'après A. Graf). Exemplaire bien complet des 59 tableaux dépliants (ou non) qui se trouvent à leur place intercalés dans les volumes (les feuillets de placement des tableaux sont présents en tête de chaque volume). Le tome III contient un planche symbolique hors-texte gravée par Ransonnette "Grand Ordre de Monsieur" (p. 489). Cartonnage plein papier à la colle bleu à l'imitation des cartonnages de l'époque. Entièrement non rogné, cartonné sur brochure, pièces de titre imprimées sur papier (modernes), étuis cartonnés de papier à la colle (un fond d'étui fêlé, sans gravité). Ensemble en superbe état. Intérieurs généralement d'une très grande fraîcheur. Quelques cahiers légèrement teintés ou avec quelques rousseurs. Sans l'atlas in-folio vendu séparément et contenant 10 cartes sur double page, dressées par Mentelle et gravées par Pierre François Tardieu, 93 planches de tactique non signées. « Cette importante étude, fort bien documentée, sur la Prusse est le résultat d'une vaste enquête » ; « C'est une œuvre conçue par Mirabeau selon son plan, d'après sa conception de l'histoire économique et philosophique », il « fondait de grands espoirs sur cet ouvrage pour établir sa réputation d'écrivain et obtenir enfin un emploi digne de son talent, de son origine et de son ambition. » (H. Aureille, Bibliographie de Mirabeau.). On y trouve d'intéressantes informations sur l'organisation mil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine [ALISE SAINTE REINE, France]
2018-08-12 05:36:56
VRIESE, Willem Hendrik.
Bradley I, p. 51; Landwehr, Coloured plates 206; Paradisus Batavus 105; Pritzel 9838. First and only edition of the first catalogue of the plants and trees in the famous garden of the Spaarnberg country estate in Santpoort, a few kilometres north of Haarlem in the Netherlands. The Dutch banker Adriaan van der Hoop (1788-1854) expanded the estate by buying adjacent land and created the beautiful garden with exotic and tropical plants. Van der Hoop was one of the richest men in the Netherlands and an important collector of art and botanical books. It contains plants from all over the world, including several species from Australia.The plants were catalogued by the Dutch botanist and physician Willem Hendrik de Vriese (1806-1862). A second catalogue was published in 1849 by J.J.F.H.T. Merkus Doornik.The book was a gift by Van der Hoop and contains the inscription "Een geschenk van ... van der Hoop in ...". Some wear to the spine and the front wrapper nearly detached. Internally in very good condition, wholly untrimmed and with two attractive colour plates.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2018-08-12 00:42:16
ROOKE (Henri).
Londre, et se vend à Paris, Royez, 1788. In-8 de (1) f., vi-154 pp. (mal chiffrée 150); demi-basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française, traduite de l'anglais par Louis Langlès. L'auteur prit part à l'expédition britannique placée sous le commandement du chef d'escadre George Jonstone qui avait pour but la prise de la colonie néerlandaise du Cap de Bonne-Espérance. Mais, après la bataille de Porto Praya (au large des îles du Cap Vert) qui vit la défaite des Anglais par une flotte française placée sous le commandement du bailli de Suffren, l'escadre anglaise se dirigea vers l'Arabie. Là, l'auteur, malade, quitta l'expédition et se rendit à Moka à bord d'un navire arabe, puis à Al Hudaydah et à Suez. Il poursuivit en caravanne jusqu'au Caire, remonta le Nil jusqu'à Rosette, et se rendit à Alexandrie pour s'embarquer vers l'Angleterre. Chadenat, 5452. -- Gay, 116. -- Hage Chahine, 4130. -- Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, 181. [Relié avec:] LANGLES (Louis). Ambassades réciproques d'un roi des Indes, de la Perse &c. et d'un empereur de la Chine, traduites du persan, avec la vie de ces deux souverains & des notes tirées de différents auteurs orientaux, manuscrits & imprimés. Londres, et se rend à Paris, Royez, 1788. In-8 de (1) f., 58 pp. Récit écrit par Louis Langlès d'après celui d'Abd al Razz?k Samarqandi, ambassadeur perse à Calicutt au XVe siècle, et d'après des extraits de la collection des voyages de Melchisedech Thevenot pour l'ambassade chinoise. Boucher de La Richarderie, I, 45. Bel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail [France, Paris]
2018-08-11 05:34:15
VRIESE, Willem Hendrik.
Bradley I, p. 51; Landwehr, Coloured plates 206; Paradisus Batavus 105; Pritzel 9838. First and only edition of the first catalogue of the plants and trees in the famous garden of the Spaarnberg country estate in Santpoort, a few kilometres north of Haarlem in the Netherlands. The Dutch banker Adriaan van der Hoop (1788-1854) expanded the estate by buying adjacent land and created the beautiful garden with exotic and tropical plants. Van der Hoop was one of the richest men in the Netherlands and an important collector of art and botanical books. It contains plants from all over the world, including several species from Australia.The plants were catalogued by the Dutch botanist and physician Willem Hendrik de Vriese (1806-1862). A second catalogue was published in 1849 by J.J.F.H.T. Merkus Doornik.The book was a gift by Van der Hoop and contains the inscription "Een geschenk van ... van der Hoop in ...". Some wear to the spine and the front wrapper nearly detached. Internally in very good condition, wholly untrimmed and with two attractive colour plates.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2018-08-10 05:51:24
Hayne, J. C. G.
1788. 4to. XXXVI, 455, (1) pp. With 10 engraved illustrations on 5 folded plates and one folded table which extends to pp. 135-138. Contemporary boards with handwritten spine title. A prominent work on Ottoman military history divided into two parts, the first treating weapons, marches, camps, battles and sieges in general, including the Siege of Vienna in 1683, the second one discussing armed conflicts between the Ottoman and the Holy Roman Empire in Hungary between 1682 and 1739. The engraved plates illustrate the text by exhibiting the line-up of the Ottoman forces as well as their fortifications in various situations, while the table shows the organisation of the army divided into land and naval forces. - With several shelfmark numbers and notes ("Rerum Turcicarum") to front pastedown and flyeaf. Ownership stamps by a Hungarian library to the title-page and the plates ("M. Kir. Testörség Könyvtára") and by the Hungarian National Museum ("M. Némz. Muzeum") to the title-page, verso. Lower cover loosened, bindings and first few pages slightly waterstained, otherwise well preserved. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to front pastedown. Seemann 4130. Vgl. Apponyi 2489 (1783). Sturminger 158.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2018-08-05 07:20:32
[GAMBADO, Geoffrey, pseudonym, possibly for Francis Grose] BUNBURY, William Henry (artist).
London:: Printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, & Messrs. Robinsons, 1788., 1788. // Wove paper issue. Folio. 330 x2325mm. Collation: [¹]4, B2-4, B-G4. Pagination: xx, 38 pp. 13 stipple-engraved plates by W. Dickinson after W.H. Bunbury (1750-1811); cellophane tape repair applied to p.37, lightly spotted or foxed. [TOGETHER WITH]: An academy for grown horsemen; containing the completest instructions for walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, stumbling and tumbling: The annals of horsemanship: containing accounts of accidental experiments and experimental accidents, both successful and unsuccessful communicated by various correspondents to the author, Geoffrey Gambado, Esq. ... Illustrated with cuts, by the most eminent artists. London: Printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, & Messrs. Robinsons, 1788; London: Printed for W. Dickinson, . . . and J. Archer, and R. White, Dublin, 1791. // Folio. 330 x2325mm. Collation: Pagination: xvii, [1], 81, [1] pp. 17 large stipple-engraved plates (including frontispiece). Final leaf contains errata and the instructions to the binder, publisher's ads; numerous, but careful cellophane tape repairs to margins, B2 corner creased. Both volumes bound to match in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spines, red morocco gilt-title labels; spine ends heavily chipped, joints worn, cords holding, edges scuffed. Old signature on t.p. of Alexander Irving. minor foxing. At the end is an ORIGINAL CARICATURE DRAWING in Bunbury's style: one original drawing [257 x 205mm] by "Mr. Ross a caricaturist in Aberdeen" of Sandilands. A note be … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [US]
2018-08-03 14:08:21
Gibbon, Edward.
London, W.Strahan & T.Cadell, 1777-1788. The Third Edition (with the portrait that is missing in the First Edition). 6 volumes (complete set). 4° (24 x 28,5 cm). Volume I: Portrait-Frontispice of Edward Gibbon, VI, (9), 704, (6) pages / Volume II: (5), Errata-leaf, 2 Large Foldout-Maps, 640 pages / Volume III: (6), Errata-Leaf, Large Fold-Out Map, 640 pages / Volume IV: VIII, 620 pages / Volume V: (6), 684 pages / Volume VI: (6), 646 pages plus 26 nn. pages and Errata-leaf for volumes IV, V and VI. Hardcover. Beautifully rebacked in full calf, with original boards and new endpapers. Minor foxing only. Very good+ condition of the third edition. From the 18th century-library of George and Isabella Baker, with the armorial bookplate of George Baker to the pastedown and his daughter Isabella's name in ink on the titlepage (dated 1798). Including: 1. Large folded "Map of the Western Part of the Roman Empire", 2. A Map of the Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople, 3. A Map of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchin, sen.// Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion. Gibbon returned to England in June 1765. His father died in 1770, and after tending to the estate, which was by no means in good condition, there remained quite … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Skibbereen, Ireland]
2018-08-01 20:47:53
RUSSELL, John.
Edinburgh: Printed for Charles Elliot, and C. Elliot and J. Kay, 1788. Octavo (206 x 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, red label, spine richly gilt to compartments, foliate roll-tooled border to covers, marbled endpapers. Head of spine chipped, minor wear to extremities, a few black ink splashes to fore-edge, contemporary annotations to p. 179. A very good copy. First edition of Russell's guide to conveyancing. Presentation copy, inscribed "from the author" to front free endpaper, believed to have been presented to Sir William Forbes Bart (1739-1806), with his bookplate to pastedown. Forbes, the banker and philanthropist, is now best remembered as the close friend of James Boswell, with Boswell leaving him many of his papers. A contemporary manuscript addition of two and half pages is bound in at the rear of the volume, relating to a case between John Gordon of Kenmore and the Earl of Hopetoun, heard in 1789. The contents of this addition were included in the appendix to the second edition of the present work, printed in 1791. There is the pleasing possibility that the manuscript addition is from the author, but without signature or known examples of the handwriting of Russell, it cannot be proved. It does not appear to be Forbes's handwriting, recorded as more florid than the current hand. ESTC T112853. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-07-29 15:36:07
Tofiño de San Miguel, Vicente.
1788 y 1789, Madrid. TOFIÑO DE SAN MIGUEL, VICENTE. [Atlas hidrográfico de las costas de España en el Mediterraneo.] Madrid, 1788.15 maps. 63 x 52 cm. Without title page (never was printed). The maps are dated 1786, except No 4, 13 and 14 which are undated, and No 15 which is dated 1787. They all bear the name of Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel as autor. Plates 12 to 15 bear only the name of engraver. The maps are engraved by Manuel Salvador Carmona, Santiago Droüet, Joachin Ballester, Josep Assensio, Juan Antonio Salvador Carmona, Fernando Selma, Joachin Pró, Moreno Texada, S. Brieva, Joaquín Fabregat and Josep Vazquez. Original de-luxe binding in red calf. Atlas marítimo de España. Madrid, 1789.Title page, 31 maps. 63 x 50 cm.The maps are dated 1786 to 1789. They all bear the name of Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel as autor, except No 14 and 15 which have the name of Joseph Varela y Ulloa, and Nos 8, 12-13, 16, 21 and 31 which have no statement of authorship. The engraved illustrated title page is signed "Inventado y dibuxado por D. Rafael Mengs. Grabado por D. Manuel Salvador Carmona." The maps are drawn by Bauzá and engraved by Fernando Selma, Josef Assensio, Manuel Salvador Carmona, Santiago Droüet, Bartolomé Vazquez, Joaquin Ballester and Juan de la Cruz. Original de-luxe binding in red calf with gold Royal super-libris. One coastal profile cropped at head, some minor dampstaining, repairs and restoration mostly of wormholes, bindings expertly restored and refurbished. A RARE SET WITH VOLUME ONE IN A ROYAL BINDING.This copy match exactly with the copy of the Library of Cong … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Els Llibres del Tirant [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-07-27 06:29:25
MONTESQUIEU
" - Chez Jean-François Bastien, à Paris 1788, in-8 (12x20,3cm), (4) cxl, 438pp. et (4) xvj, 574pp. et viij, 509pp. et (4) 495pp. et vj, 531pp., 5 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice et de deux cartes dépliantes. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 losanges et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Légers frottements d'usage. Bon exemplaire, bien frais dans l'ensemble. L'esprit des loix occupe les trois premiers volumes (ainsi que toutes les pièces qui concernent l'oeuvre), le reste est rempli des oeuvres littéraires et de diverses pièces ; Les considérations sur la grandeur des Romains sont dans le dernier volume. L'éditeur assure que c'est l'édition la plus complète parue, elle contient également les ébauches d'éloges écrits pour l'Académie Française où Montesquieu avait remplacé De Sacy.- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and two folding maps. Binding in full mottled calf blond contemporary. Back smooth decorated with diamonds and four wheels. As part red morocco and volume number in black morocco. Roulette framing on the boards. Light rubbing of use. Good copy." Chez Jean-François Bastien à Paris _1788 "in-8 (12x20,3cm)" "(4) cxl, 438pp. et (4) xvj, 574pp. et viij, 509pp. et (4) 495pp. et vj, 531pp." 5 volumes reliés
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-07-26 10:51:21
Braun, Placidus Ignatius 1756
Avgvstae Vindelicorvm Augsberg Germany: Sumnptibus Fratrum Veith, Bibliofolarvm, 1788. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
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