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2018-05-16 21:11:42
[TRUSLER, John.] John Bewick, COOKERY FOR CHILDREN.:
London, printed for the Author, at the Literary-Press, 1788. 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.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2018-05-15 03:20:52
Original watercolor created for the manuscript folio The Felidae. Cat Kind 19th Century Watercolor over graphite Each numbered and annotated in pencil Framed size: 15 measuring 27" x 24"; 2 measuring 24" x 27" Provenance: H. Bradley Martin The expansion of trade and growing exploration of the world, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, brought about a growing interest in the exotic with wild animals being captured and returned to Europe as both objects of curiosity and scientific specimens. In Britain, the eminent doctor William Hunter led the way in the study of these animals, acquiring not only living specimens but also assembling a considerable collection of paintings. The field was also aided by the foundation of the Linnaean Society in 1788, named after the creator of the now universal system of nomenclature for plants and animals. This institution expressly encouraged ‘the cultivation of the Science of Natural History in all its branches.’ Interest extended beyond scientific study to the general public at large and a menagerie was established at Exeter Change in the Strand by Pidock, a trader in wild animals. This proved to be exceptionally popular with the London public and artists frequently used it as a source for their paintings and drawings. Publications also fed the public interest in the exotic and perhaps Samuel Howitt’s Oriental Field Sports, is the finest example of this kind. Howitt, along with Charles Hamilton Smith, contributed to the stunning images of cats to be found in the manuscript Felidae. Smith, a lieutenant colonel in the army, seems t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-05-14 16:34:52
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]
2018-05-14 06:51:15
More, Hannah
London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1788. First Edition. An excellent copy of this exceptionally rare abolitionist work. Quarter calf with marbled boards; text block is tight and internally clean, with only occasional mild foxing not affecting text. Slavery: A Poem has not appeared at auction since 1956, and according to OCLC the only known copy in an institution is housed at the British Library. Hannah More, one of the leading activists of her time, firmly believed in applying education to improve the lives of women and minorities. Composed to support William Wilberforce's parliamentary campaign for abolition, her poem Slavery was read aloud at rallies and meetings, and its use of sound was designed to strike at its audience mentally and emotionally, encouraging listeners to question the importance of skin color. Drawing on religious doctrines and political philosophy, she urged listeners to consider the illogic of their own racism; and she powerfully blended these arguments into a tragic narrative depicting a female slave being torn from her children. "Does then th' immortal principle within Change with the casual colour of a skin? Does matter govern spirit? or is mind Degraded by the form to which tis join'd? No: they have heads to think, and hearts to feel, And souls to act with firm, tho' erring zeal; For they have keen affections, kind desires, Love strong as death, and active patriot fires." The Broadview Anthology suggests that More's poem was widely read among abolitionists, and in its own time it was considered successful for its ability to "force pro-sl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2018-05-14 06:11:11
REID Thomas
1788. First edition. 4to (272 x 218mm). vii, [1], 493, [3], pp. Contemporary tree calf, boards with a blind double-fillet border, spine divided into six panels by gilt rules, the second panel lettered in gilt on red morocco label (neatly rebacked, retaining the original spine, with a ?Restored by Aquarius London? label to front pastedown front cover). Edinburgh: for John Bell, and G.G.G. and G.J. Robinson, London, Reid followed Adam Smith and Francis Hutcheson at the chair of moral philosophy at Glasgow. In this work, with its central theme of the Philosophy of Common Sense, Reid distinguished himself from both his predecessors; from Hutcheson's claim that a moral sense and benevolent action were equatable, and from Smith who seemed to Reid to ally sympathy and moral relations too closely. However, Reid's true opponent was Hume. Reid's assertion that morality was a rational form of duty (in this case to God) was in direct contradistinction to Hume's reduction of morals to the whims of human nature. In this both prepared the ground for the later debate between Dugald Stewart and Francis Jeffrey. Provenance: Light booksellers pencil notes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-05-13 06:31:23
No registra autor
Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía, 1788. (OE53) - Madrid, MDCCLXXXVIII - Contiene XVI + 359 páginas - Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS. y Noticia de los Habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho - Contiene 359 páginas - Lámina en el frontispicio - 3 Tablas desplegables - Encuadernado en medio cuero blanco con puntas del mismo material - Lomo gastado, desprendido en un costado , con manchas y pequeño corte - Primeras hojas reparadas (revestidas con una especie de plástico transparente) - Manchas en hojas - Cantos dorados - Pintas de óxido - Firma del dueño anterior - Bordes gastados - Estado menos que regular
Bookseller: Librería El Cid Campeador [CL]
2018-05-12 13:49:59
LAGRANGE, Joseph Louis de
Veuve Desaint; de l’Imprimerie de la République 1788; An V [1797], Paris; Paris. An exceptional volume, in a fine contemporary binding, containing the first edition of Lagrange?s masterpiece, the Méchanique, ?one of the outstanding landmarks in the history of both mathematics and mechanics? (Sarton, p. 470) and ?perhaps the most beautiful mathematical treatise in existence, together with the corrected second printing of the Théorie, containing Lagrange?s formulation of calculus in terms of infinite series, which provided the basis for Augustin-Louis Cauchy?s development of complex function theory in the first decades of the next century. The Méchanique contains the discovery of the general equations of motion, the first epochal contribution to theoretical dynamics after Newton?s Principia? (Evans). ?Lagrange?s masterpiece, the Méchanique Analitique (Paris, 1788), laid the foundations of modern mechanics, and occupies a place in the history of the subject second only to that of Newton?s Principia? (Wolf). ?The year 1797 ? saw the appearance of the famous work of Lagrange, Théorie des fonctions analytiques ? This book developed with care and completeness the characteristic definition and method in terms of ?fonctions dérivées,? based upon Taylor?s series, which Lagrange had proposed in 1772 ? Lagrange?s Théorie des fonctions was only one, but by far the most important, of many attempts made about this time to furnish the calculus with a basis which would logically modify or supplant those given in terms of limits and infinitesimals? (Cajori).?With the appearance of the Mécani … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Koebenhavn V, Denmark]
2018-05-11 05:07:22
Ordre du SAINT-ESPRIT
Imprimerie Royale 1788 -, Paris. 1 volume. Fort in-4. 399 pp. Reliure d?époque plein maroquin bordeaux. Dos à nerfs orné d?un semis de fleurs de lys et flammèches dorées et pièce de titre en maroquin vert. Plats richement ornés au centre aux armes royales de Louis XIV entourées des ordres de Saint-Michel et du Saint-Esprit, beaux fers dorés en écoinçon représentant la colombe du Saint-Esprit sur fond rayonnant dans un entourage floral baroque. Encadrement de dentelle dorée, roulette intérieure et sur les coupes. Toutes tranches dorées. Imprimé sur grand papier, cette édition est ornée d?un titre gravé, 3 vignettes, 3 lettrines et 8 culs-de-lampe par Sébastien Le Clerc. Luxueuse édition des statuts de l?ordre du Saint-Esprit. C?est pour regrouper autour de lui les plus puissantes maisons du royaume et s?attacher les principaux chefs du parti catholique, en pleine guerre de religion, qu?Henri III créa, en décembre 1578, un nouvel ordre de chevalerie. Dédié au Saint-Esprit, en souvenir de son accession aux trônes de Pologne (en 1573), puis de France (en 1574) un jour de Pentecôte, l?Ordre devint le plus illustre de la monarchie française. Il comprenait cent membres qui devaient attester trois degrés de noblesse. Il brilla de tout son éclat sous Louis XIV. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI [BAYONNE, France]
2018-05-10 21:45:50
RENNELL, James.
London: [for the author,] 1788. Large folding engraved map (1060 x 1230 mm), hand-coloured in outline, dissected into 12 panels and mounted on linen, housed in the original marbled paper-covered slip-case. Memoir: first edition, quarto (260 x 207 mm), contemporary streaked calf, smooth gilt-banded spine, red morocco label, 3 folding maps and a full-page plan, a little rubbed, front joint cracked to the cords, but holding, some browning; second edition, quarto (264 x 209 mm), contemporary tree calf sometime rebacked retaining the original endpapers, gilt Greek key roll tool border to sides, 5 folding maps, rubbed, some wear to corner, scattered foxing. The slip-case just a touch rubbed, a couple of marginal pin-holes to the map, else very good. An excellent copy of the second iteration of Rennell's important and finely engraved general map of India, the first version published some six years earlier: "A large collection of materials of various kinds having been added to my former stock, I have been enabled to produce a work of a more perfect kind than the former; and therefore drawn it to a larger scale" (Preface to the 1788 Memoir). The map was engraved by James Phillips and William Harrison, the lettering by Thomas Harmar, who was "employed [by the Admiralty] on piece-work rates as writing engraver. [and had] worked for [the hydrographer, Alexander] Dalrymple on East India Company charts since the 1780s" (Andrew Cook, "Alexander Dalrymple and the Hydropgraphic Office", in Pacific Empires: Essays in Honour of Glyndwr Williams, 1999, p. 61). The map is accompanied by two edi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-05-10 20:53:54
FENN, Lady Eleanor.
London. J. Marshall and Co. No. 17, Queen Street, Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, In Bow Lane.No date. (Circa 1788/90). Volume two only: 87, [1 ad'] pages. Illustrated with a copper-engraved frontispiece (not present in the first edition), and 15 wood-engravings within the text. Original marbled paper-covered boards, sometime re-backed. 12moThe 18th century forerunner of Dick and Jane and Janet and John, Eleanor Fenn's Cobwebs to catch Flies, with its skilful mixture of amusement and pedagogy, was a revolutionary new approach to children's education. The first edition was published circa 1783. The advertisement at the close of the work promotes, at some length, Eleanor Fenn's A Set of Toys, which had been advertised in the first edition as being shortly ready for sale.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [United Kingdom]
2018-05-10 01:16:39
Wesley, John
Printed for the Author, London, 1788. Fifth edition of Reverend John Wesley's Methodist doctrinal standard. Quarto, bound in three quarters morocco, black morocco spine label, gilt titles to the spine, engraved frontispiece portrait of Wesley by Ridley from an original drawing by Edridge. In near fine condition. An exceptional example. One of the three founders of Methodism, English minister John Wesley wrote, edited and abridged over 400 theological and political publications. A clear and concise writer, his Forty-Four Sermons and Notes Upon the New Testament became Methodist doctrinal standards distinguished by Wesley's theological focus on the primacy of Scripture, assurance of salvation, imparted righteousness, and the possibility of perfection in love. A key step in the development of Wesley's ministry was travelling and preaching outdoors; moving across England and Ireland Wesley appointed hundreds of unordained evangelists who, in turn, traveled and preached as he did, becoming leaders in resolving many social issues of the day including the abolition of slavery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-05-06 07:48:00
Moritz, Karl Philipp.
Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung, 1788. Außerordentlich seltene erste Ausgabe von Moritz' ästhetischem Hauptwerk, aus Unterhaltungen mit Goethe in Rom hervorgegangen, "welche Moritz nach seiner Art benutzt und gebildet" (Goethe, Italienische Reise). Später schreibt Goethe in einem Brief an Riemer: "Wo nicht auf's Publicum selbst Einfluß gehabt, doch das Fundament unsrer nachher mehr entwickelten Denkart geblieben ist". Die auch von Herders Ideen beeinflusste und auf bestimmte ästhetische Positionen der deutschen Klassik vorausweisende Schrift enthält die aufschlussreiche Forderung: "Die Menschengattung aber muss sich heben, weil sie den Endzweck ihres Daseyns nicht mehr ausser sich, sondern in sich hat; und also auch durch die Entwicklung aller in ihr schlummernden Kräfte, bis zur Empfindung und Hervorbringung des Schönen in sich selber vollenden muss Der Horizont der thätigen Kraft muss bei dem bildenden Genie so weit wie die Natur selbst seyn" (S. 43 f.). Newald weist auf die große Bedeutung dieser spekulativen Abhandlung hin, die man erst am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts zu würdigen begann, die aber im vollen Maße bis heute nicht gewürdigt sei. "Weil der Verleger wohl den größten Teil der Auflage hatte makulieren lassen, war die Schrift schon damals ganz aus dem Buchhandel verschwunden" (Kippenberg). Seit über 50 Jahren nur ein weiteres Exemplar im Handel nachweisbar. Kriegsverlust der Berliner Staatsbibliothek. – Titel mit hübschem altem Stempel und handschriftl. Besitzeintrag von Eckehard Catholy (1914-2010). Dieser war ein deutscher Germanist, der 1950 in Göttingen seine D … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein [Berlin, Germany]
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2018-05-06 01:46:26
De Vargas Ponce, Jose
Printed for la viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compania and en la imprenta de la viuda de D. Joaquin Ibarra [The widow of Joaquin Ibarra]. , Volume I, xvi, 359 pages, 4 folding tables, 4 folding maps, frontispiece portrait. Describes the first voyage of Antonio de Cordoba in 1785-86 to explore the Magellan Straits. Volume II, [4], 128 pages, 1 folding table and 1 folding map. The appendix volume describes the second voyage of Cordoba in 1788-9. In total there are 5 folding maps and 5 folding plates. In Spanish. , slight wear to spines, corners bumped and rubbed, hinge cracked to front of volume I but binding is firm, short closed tear to stub of map facing p92 of volume I, pages clean, very good condition Hardback
Bookseller: Keogh's Books [GB]
2018-05-06 00:58:09
MARECHAL, Sylvain
1788 COSTUMES Dress Sylvain Marechal 80 Handcolored Plates Clothing Spain France First published in 1784, Sylvain Marechal’s ‘Civil Costumes’ was an impressive and important work on the cultures of people groups from all over the world. It was filled with 80 full-page, hand-colored engravings depicting clothing and costumes from Western cultures, African and Native American tribes, Pacific Islanders, and from all over the rest of the known world. These incredible illustrations were engraved by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur. This first volume covers the clothing, cultures, and religion of the inhabitants of Spain, France and Holland, including the regions of Normandy and Salamanca. The illustrations depict both men in women in formal dress including the upper bourgeoisie. Item number: #3213 Price: $950 MARECHAL, Sylvain Costumes civils actuels de tous les peuples connus dessines d'apres nature graves et colories accompagnes d'une notice historique sur leurs coutumes, moeurs, religions . rediges par M. Sylvain Marechal A Paris, Chez Pavard, Editeur, rue St. Jacques, Np0s 240. Et se trouve Chez Knapen & Fils, Imprimeurs-Libraires, au bas du Pont St. Michel. Chez Bailly, Libraire, rue St. Honore, Barriere des Sergens. Chez Gastey, Libraire, au Palai-Royal, et chez tous les Libraires de l'Europe. M. DCC. LXXXVIII. Avec approbation, et privilege du Roi. First edition. Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages o [8], 28; 7, [1]; 7, [1]; 8; 6; 4; [4]; [4]; [4]; [12]; [6]; 13, [1]; 8; 18; 11, [1]; 16; [8]; [4]; 4; 9, [1]; 5, [1]; 14; 2; 5, [1]; 2 (i.e. 8); 8; 9, [1]; [2]; 10, 3-6; 6; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-05-03 06:57:06
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791
We believe this to be the only autograph manuscript of a complete work by Mozart offered for sale within the last 25 years. The present manuscript is also interesting for its reference to "Turkish music," also employed in the composer's Die Entführing aus dem Serail K.384 and the Alla Turca piano rondo K.331. The piece, quite programmatic in nature, dates from Mozart's "annus mirabilis," 1788, the year in which he also composed the last of the three symphonies (K.543, K.550 and K.551, the Jupiter) and the string trio K.563. "La Bataille" was associated with events in Austria's military campaign against the Turks in 1788-1791; its instrumentation is particularly notable in calling for various combinations including trumpet, fife, and drum and, in the coda, war-like sound effects created by the methods in which the basses are struck. "Mozart composed dance music throughout his life. His first surviving dances, a set of minuets composed in Salzburg, dated from 1769; between that date and 1791 he composed over thirty sets of dances, as well as a number of independent works, around 200 single dances in all, for Prague and Vienna, as well as Salzburg. Mozart was an enthusiastic and accomplished dancer himself..." "... In Vienna in the 1780s Mozart's enthusiasm for dancing coincided with a general upsurge in the popularity of the pastime... Dancing took place in inns, parks and dance halls but the highpoint of the year was the series of Carnival balls held under the auspices of the court in the Redoutensall... As Kammermusicus in the co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-05-02 19:55:42
Massachusetts]
Printed and sold by Adams and Nourse, in Court-Street; and Benjamin Russell, and Edmund Freeman, in State-Street, Boston. 219, [1 blank] pp, as issued. Followed by contemporary ink manuscript index on four succeeding blank pages. Bound in modern quarter calf and marbled boards. Light to moderate foxing, Good+. An early printing of the proposed Constitution appears at pages 3-19, followed by the Resolution of Submission and the Letter to Congress dated September 17, 1787, the day on which the delegates signed the Constitution. The Debates and other proceedings, commencing January 9, 1788, begin at page 23, and are reported in detail. Included are, not only the yeas and nays, but also the debates and speeches [summarized in varying degrees] of the delegates. Hancock, Adams, Gerry, Ames, King, Sedgwick, Minot, and other luminaries participated in one of the most thoughtful recorded discussions on the foundations of a just republican society, the nature of good government, and the means of protecting citizens against its encroachments. Massachusetts ratified the Constitution on February 6, 1788, proposing amendments that would explicitly guarantee the reserved rights of the States, trial by jury, and other protections. The minority's concerns-- about the absence of a Bill of Rights, the overshadowing of local governments-- and their final gracious assent to the ultimate verdict against them, are also reported here. FIRST EDITION. Evans 21242. JCB 3207. II Gephart 9607. II Harv. Law Cat. 80. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA [Woodbridge, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-04-28 16:12:12
VOLNEY Constantin-François Chassebeuf de
P., chez Desenne, Volland, Plassans, 1791 ; Londres, 1788. In-8 plein veau marbré, dos lisse, caissons ornés, bel encadrement des plats de roulettes à la grec, dentelles et fleurons d’angles, filet en coupes, dentelles en contreplats, tranches dorées, XVI- 410 pp., frontispice, 2 planches repliées : carte du monde ancien et tableau du ciel astrologique des anciens ; titre gravé, 140 pp. Carte repliée. Dos passé, menus frottements, légers accroc de coiffe sup., infimes rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire frais. Edition originale du poème philosophique de Volney emblématiques du premier romantisme français : une méditation sur la vicissitude des empires et sur les effets du despotisme et de la superstition tels qu’il les avait observés en Orient. Edition originale des Considérations sur la guerre russo-turque ou Volney se montre visionnaire quant à la puissance de la Russie. in-8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier [Saint-Ouen, FR, France]
2018-04-28 01:35:26
De Vargas Ponce, Jose
Printed for la viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compania and en la imprenta de la viuda de D. Joaquin Ibarra [The widow of Joaquin Ibarra] 17881793, Madrid. , Volume I, xvi, 359 pages, 4 folding tables, 4 folding maps, frontispiece portrait. Describes the first voyage of Antonio de Cordoba in 1785-86 to explore the Magellan Straits. Volume II, [4], 128 pages, 1 folding table and 1 folding map. The appendix vo First Edition , slight wear to spines, corners bumped and rubbed, hinge cracked to front of volume I but binding is firm, short closed tear to stub of map facing p92 of volume I, pages clean, very good condition , spanish cat's paw calf on volume I, tree sheep on volume II, red morocco title labels with gilt lettering to spines, gilt bands on spines, marbled endpapers, red edges to volume I , octavo, 24 cm x 18 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Keoghs Books [Stroud, United Kingdom]
2018-04-27 08:10:27
xiv (2) 384 pp - half calf with marbeled carton boards. original label on spine - 21 x 27 cm. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf
Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAAT DE SALAMANDER [UK]
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2018-04-26 18:35:38
Gordon, William
London: Printed for the Author and sold by Charles Dilly and James Buckland, 1788. First edition. 8vo. 4 volumes: (26), 504; (8), 584; (8), 499; (8), 446, (34, index) pp. Nine engraved folding maps and plans; errata. Gordon sympathized with the Colonials so much that he resigned his pastorate in England and emigrated to America. According to Justin Windsor in his "Narrative and Critical History of America," he interviewed Nathanael Greene, which may explain a more thorough reading of the southern campaign. The details of the maps are exceptional. Howes G-256: "First full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid." Sabin 28011: "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution." Gephart 996. Reese Revolutionary Hundred 86. Larned 1341: "Becoming pastor of the church at Jamaica Plain, now a district of Boston, [Gordon] was throughout the Revolution a spectator close at hand of many important events, and the associate of many of the chief patriots. Returning to England he published his history, which has been held to be a source of value for more than a hundred years." Sowerby 487, a 4-page entry showing correspondence between Gordon and Jefferson and outlining Jefferson's contributions. An attractive copy, the text crisp and clean, in a lovely new binding. Period-style calf, gilt rules and leather labels on spine, gilt scroll on edges, by Philip Dusel. (9753).
Bookseller: Bartlebys Books [US]
2018-04-26 18:35:19
Gordon, William:
London: Printed for the Author..., 1788. Four volumes. [26],504; [8],584; [8],499; [8],445,[35]pp., plus nine engraved folding maps and plates. Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style retaining original labels. Very good. A handsome set of the "first full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid" (Howes). "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution" - Sabin. Gordon was a dissenting minister in England, who like many of his class sympathized with the contention of the Thirteen Colonies. Going to America during the disturbances and becoming pastor of the church at Jamaica Plain, now a district of Boston, he was throughout the Revolution a spectator close at hand of many important events, and the associate of many of the chief patriots. Later scholarship has shown that a good part of Gordon's history was taken from the ANNUAL REGISTER. This work is noted for its folding maps, engraved by T. Conder, which include a general map of the United States as well as maps of New England, New Jersey, Virginia, the Carolinas, and the areas surrounding Boston and New York City, plus battle plans of Fort Moultrie and Yorktown. HOWES G256, "aa." SABIN 28011. LARNED 1341. GEPHART 996. NEBENZAHL, BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 23, 63, 86, 105, 201. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 86.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-04-26 07:54:09
KEATE Georges
- Chez Le Jay et Maradan, A Paris 1788, in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) 282pp. et (4) 274pp. (3), 2 volumes reliés. - French Edition, illustrato con 16 tavole, 11 di piegatura e una grande mappa pieghevole (vista indigene, oggetti ...). Questa edizione è stata pubblicata lo stesso anno l'inglese originale. Leganti piena marmo di pelle di pecora e di ghiaccio d'epoca. indietro liscio decorato con quattro pinnacoli in scatola. come mostre in numeri di volume marocchino rosso in pelle nera. Triple Net mentoring sulle stoviglie. 2 piccoli tagli in testa Volume 2, stretta fessura nella mascella in cima Volume 1, mascella inferiore raggruppati testa e coda di 4 cm. Angoli urtato, certaons guarniti con carenze in pelle. Strofinato insieme. Buon aspetto generale. L'arcipelago di Palau si trova ad est delle Filippine, a nord di Indonesia, Micronesia; Il capitano George Wilson e il suo equipaggio, al servizio della Compagnia delle Indie Orientali, naufraghi su un'isola vicina di Palau nel 1783. Il libro racconta come sono stati ricevuti dagli indigeni e il loro re, e come vivevano, fino che il re ha detto di costruire una nave di viaggiare a Macao, affidando il figlio alle cure di capitano Wilson, che ha ricevuto un'educazione occidentale. Georges Keate, utilizzando i diari del capitano, ha stabilito la nave racconto di viaggio del Antilope che è andato a Macao. L'introduzione è una ricerca bibliografica dell'esistenza di queste isole. Il libro si riferisce, ovviamente, gli usi ei costumi degli abitanti. Alla fine del II volume, un linguaggio del vocabolario Pelew. È interessante notare che, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-04-25 19:02:12
Ordre du SAINT-ESPRIT
Reliure d?époque plein maroquin bordeaux. Dos à nerfs orné d?un semis de fleurs de lys et flammèches dorées et pièce de titre en maroquin vert. Plats richement ornés au centre aux armes royales de Louis XIV entourées des ordres de Saint-Michel et du Saint-Esprit, beaux fers dorés en écoinçon représentant la colombe du Saint-Esprit sur fond rayonnant dans un entourage floral baroque. Encadrement de dentelle dorée, roulette intérieure et sur les coupes. Toutes tranches dorées. Imprimé sur grand papier, cette édition est ornée d?un titre gravé, 3 vignettes, 3 lettrines et 8 culs-de-lampe par Sébastien Le Clerc. Paris Imprimerie Royale 1788 - 399 pp. Fort in-4. Relié. Luxueuse édition des statuts de l?ordre du Saint-Esprit. 1 volume. C?est pour regrouper autour de lui les plus puissantes maisons du royaume et s?attacher les principaux chefs du parti catholique, en pleine guerre de religion, qu?Henri III créa, en décembre 1578, un nouvel ordre de chevalerie. Dédié au Saint-Esprit, en souvenir de son accession aux trônes de Pologne (en 1573), puis de France (en 1574) un jour de Pentecôte, l?Ordre devint le plus illustre de la monarchie française. Il comprenait cent membres qui devaient attester trois degrés de noblesse. Il brilla de tout son éclat sous Louis XIV.
Bookseller: Librairie Koegui [France, Bayonne]
2018-04-21 23:44:22
RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE (Nicolas-Edme);
et se trouve ? Paris, ch?s les libraires nomm?s en t?te du Catalogue 1788-1794, A Londres. 16 parties en 8 vol. in-12, demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse orn? (reli? vers 1890). ?dition originale. Exemplaire bien complet de la 15e partie et de la tr?s rare 16e partie. Les Nuits de Paris constituent ? en quelque sorte, un journal personnel de Restif pendant la R?volution depuis le 23 avril 1789 jusqu'au 31 octobre 1793, et poss?dent pour cette raison seule, un int?r?t exceptionnel ? (Rives-Child). La pagination se suit jusqu'? la fin de la quatorzi?me partie (tome 7), qui devait ?tre la derni?re car on lit apr?s la table : Fin de la XIVe et derni?re partie. La quinzi?me partie, parue deux ans apr?s porte un titre diff?rent : La semaine nocturne : sept nuits de Paris, qui peuvent servir de suite aux III-CLXXX d?j? publi?es. A Paris, ches Guillot. La rarissime seizi?me partie publi?e trois ans apr?s la 15e partie, porte le m?me tire que les quatorze premi?res parties, sans non d'?diteur, A Paris, 1794, avec en caract?res minuscules au bas du titre : ? Les XV Ieres parties se trouvent chez le C. M?rigot quai de la Vall?e ? (par prudence, M?rigot, ? cette date, avait cess? de se charger de la vente des ouvrages de Restif). L'?pigraphe diff?rente, Je ne m'apitoie pas sur un roi : que les rois plaignent les rois ; je n'ai rien de commun avec ces gens-l? ; ce n'est pas mon prochain. Drame de la vie, 1332 pages, a ?t? biff? ? l'encre du temps dans notre exemplaire. Le dernier mot du volume est : ? Vive la R?publique et la Montagne ! ? Les premiers volumes n'ont pas ?t? cartonn?s ; la … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2018-04-21 06:51:45
RAYNAL Abbe Guillaume Thomas Francois, JUSTAMOND J.O.
Printed for A.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1788. 8 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full tree calf with elaborately gilt tooled spines (some labels missing; outer joints worn and some corners rather bumped). Pp. 399 [&] 432 [&] 426 [&] 523 [&] 499 [&] 520 [&] 564 [&] 374 + index, illus with engraved portrait frontispiece in vol I and 7 folding maps (some maps with small tears; front and rear endpapers and prelims of vols spotted; previous owner's engraved armorial bookplates on front paste-downs; no inscriptions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB) [Dulverton, United Kingdom]
2018-04-21 00:04:43
Peter the Great]; Staehlin, (Jakob von)
Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street; J. Sewell, No. 32, Cornhill; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, London, 1788. First edition in English of this lively oral history of Peter I of Russia (1672-1725), first published in German in 1785. Peter the Great overhauled the Russian military, introduced compulsory education for children of the nobility, and replaced the ranking of officials by birth with a merit-based system. Many of his policies, which elevated Western values over traditional Russian ones, proved deeply antagonistic to the political and religious establishment of his day. The English, however, tended toward "Petrolatry," viewing Peter the Great as a modern and enlightened philosopher king (Cross, Peter the Great Through British Eyes). Author Jakob von Staehlin came to Petersburg in 1735, where he headed the arts department at the Imperial Academy of Sciences (now the Russian Academy of Arts), eventually serving as tutor and librarian to Peter's grandson. In this volume, he collects eyewitness accounts of Peter the Great, gathered during his decades among the Russian nobility and royal family: "But for the pains I have taken, the facts here contained would have been buried in oblivion; and I conceive I have done an action both useful and agreeable to my contemporaries and posterity, by preserving a thousand traits that mark the character of the Russian hero." One account tells of how, eager to support Russian industry, Peter spent a month learning to work the iron forges near Moscow; another tells of his leniency to an unsuccessful assassin; and another recounts … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers, ABAA [Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-20 19:02:37
HUYN, P. N
1788. ______ Format : In-8. Collation : 51 pp. Reliure : Cartonnage moderne en papier marbré. ____ Seule édition. En analysant les principaux jeux de hasard du point de vue des probabilités, l'auteur démontre l'impossibilité d'y gagner d'une manière autre que ponctuelle. "J'établis dans cet ouvrage la Théorie des jeux qui sont les plus suivis, et j'y démontre les désavantages que chacun d'eux a pour les pontes. Ils en tireront cette conséquence qu'on ne doit jouer que pour s'amuser, et qu'en ce genre toute spéculation intéressée est fausse." Rare. Relié à la suite : ROBERT. Le guide des joueurs de 31. Paris, Vulliet, (vers 1792). In-8 de 24 pp. L'auteur explique dans cette brochure comment maximiser ses chances pour gagner au 31 (un jeu de cartes). Il faut "avant de jouer, examiner soigneusement les chances et les vicissitudes de ce jeu (...) et distinguer paisiblement, sur des cartes marquées, les avantages qu'il peut espérer et les pertes qu'il doit éprouver." Illustré par de nombreux bois gravés dans le texte. Nous avons déduit le nom de l'auteur de la devise sur le titre : "Experto crede Roberto". Très rare. *-------* (1). HUYN. Analyzing the principal games of chance from the probability's point of view, the author demonstrates the impossibility of wining in a way other than exceptional. Only two copies on OCLC. (2). ROBERT. No copy in OCLC.
Bookseller: Hugues de Latude [FRANCE]
2018-04-20 01:52:37
Jefferson, Thomas
Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, [4], 244, [4] pages; G; bound in contemporary mottled brown leather, flat spine with gilt bands and lettering; chipping to head of spine; rubbing and bumping to corners; front hinge shaken, with lower half detached; an unrestored copy, no signs of repair to binding; collation: [A]2, [B]4, C-G4, H3/4, I4, K1-3, L4, M-Z4, 2A-2I4, lacking H1/2, K4, L1-L3 (corresponds to pages 49-52, 71-78); L4 and M1 partially loose; title page has a strip torn off at the head, does not impact text; name written on title page; first and last few leaves and pastedowns have light to moderate browning in irregular along edges, probably from binder's glue; mild foxing throughout; lacking folding demographic Table of Virginia Indians; map on page 20 present; 4 pages of ads in rear as called for; JG consignment; shelved case 1. The only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, it has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." The book was largely written in 1781 and first printed in Paris in 1785 for private distribution. In 1786, Jefferson had a trade edition published in French, with the first English edition appearing in London in 1787, and this first American edition in 1788.; Widely considered the most important American book published before 1800, Notes on the State of Virginia is both a compilation of data by Jefferson about the state's natural resources and economy, and his vigorous argument about the nature of the good society, whic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-04-14 19:03:25
PRAYER BOOKS.:
Cambridge, printed by John Archdeacon, printer to the University; and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin White, and Charles Dilly in London; and J. & J. Merrill in Cambridge, 1788. Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; And the form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. 1788, 4to, approximately 305 x 250 mm, 12 x 9 inches, title page within double ruled frame, (416) pages, collation: A-Cc8. Bound with THE WHOLE BOOK OF ENGLISH PSALMS, collected into English Metre ... printed by Joseph Bentham, printer to the University, by whom they are sold in Cambridge, and by Ben J. Dod in London, 1758. A-D8. Bound for a Duke of Somerset whose title is gilt lettered on the upper cover, possibly the 9th. Full contemporary red morocco, single ruled gilt border to covers with inner gilt chain border, gilt rules to spine with tiny sunburst motif inbetween, gilt lettered black morocco label, gilt patterned edges to boards and inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Binding slightly darkened at edges of covers with some dark spotting, corners just slightly worn, some light shelf wear to lower edges, a few small light scratches, spine slightly darkened, slightly rubbed at head and tail and tiny dent just below head of spine, slight light foxing to title page, occasional light browning to margins, 1 or 2 small pale stains, a little light foxing to a few pages, mostly very clean. Pale foxing to title page of Metric Psalms, otherwise very clean. A very good tight copy. T … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2018-04-14 06:34:38
MATHON DE LA COUR (Charles Joseph) - LOMENIE DE BRIENNE (E.C. de)
A Lausanne - A Paris Chez Guchet - Gatet - Imprimerie Royale 1788 Deux volumes reliés en un seul fort volume in-4 (26x20.5 cm), reliure époque plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons et fleurons dorés, étiquette de titre, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges. Pour le premier volume : xii pp. dont titre, 231, (1) pp. (table) [1] ff. Pour le second volume : xiv pp. dont titre, 183 pp. Excellent état. Loménie de Brienne fit imprimer le Compte Rendu de la situation des finances, dans lequel on a coutume de rechercher les derniers chiffres des budgets de la monarchie, chiffres intéressants à consulter en raison des commentaires qui les accompagnent.
Bookseller: Librairie Michel Defer [France, Crosne]
2018-04-12 23:59:03
Correos Postal, España
RECIBO DE LA OFICINA DEL CORREO GENERAL, IGNACIO DE BEXAR 1788. 18X15. 75 REALES DE VELLON. ORLAS. ESCUDO REAL IMPRESO. EXTREMADAMENTE RARO. REF PICS 1 BIBLIOTECA CC. Language: eng [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques [Sabadell, BCN, Spain]
2018-04-12 19:02:08
PRAYER BOOKS.
Cambridge printed by John Archdeacon printer to the University; and sold by John Francis & Charles Rivington Benjamin White and Charles Dilly in London; and J. & J. Merrill in Cambridge. Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; And the form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. 1788, 4to, approximately 305 x 250 mm, 12 x 9 inches, title page within double ruled frame, (416) pages, collation: A-Cc8. Bound with THE WHOLE BOOK OF ENGLISH PSALMS, collected into English Metre . printed by Joseph Bentham, printer to the University, by whom they are sold in Cambridge, and by Ben J. Dod in London, 1758. A-D8. Bound for a Duke of Somerset whose title is gilt lettered on the upper cover, possibly the 9th. Full contemporary red morocco, single ruled gilt border to covers with inner gilt chain border, gilt rules to spine with tiny sunburst motif inbetween, gilt lettered black morocco label, gilt patterned edges to boards and inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Binding slightly darkened at edges of covers with some dark spotting, corners just slightly worn, some light shelf wear to lower edges, a few small light scratches, spine slightly darkened, slightly rubbed at head and tail and tiny dent just below head of spine, slight light foxing to title page, occasional light browning to margins, 1 or 2 small pale stains, a little light foxing to a few pages, mostly very clean. Pale foxing to title page of Metric Psalms, otherwise very clean. A very good tight copy. This is the lar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-04-11 15:54:58
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU (Henri Louis).
Paris, Veuve Desaint, 1788. 2 volumes in-4°, veau fauve, dos à nerfs ornés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). LXVIII-307 pp. ; IV-432 pp. Seconde édition accompagnée de 50 planches hors-texte gravées sur cuivre et repliées du chef d'oeuvre de Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782). Les besoins de la marine et la nécessité de rénover la forêt française firent cet agronome le premier spécialiste de la filière sylvicole.Dans cet ouvrage, le second des cinq ouvrages indépendants qui composent le Traité des bois et forêts, le célèbre agronome dresse, avec clarté, un état des connaissances en matière de botanique forestière. "Pour servir d'introduction au traité complet des bois et des forests : avec une dissertation sur l'utilité des méthodes de botanique ; et une explication des termes propres à cette science, et qui sont en usage pour l'exploitation des bois et des forests." Un dictionnaire en fin d'ouvrage. (Pritzel, 2468).. Livre premier : De l'anatomie des arbres.. Livre second : Des boutons, des fleurs et des fruits.. Livre troisième : Des boutons à fleur et à fruit, ou des organes de la fructification, des fruits, de l'usage des parties des fleurs et des fruits.. Livre quatrième : Des semences et de leur germination ; de l'accroissement des arbres tant en hauteur qu'en grosseur ; des plaies des greffes ; des boutures ; des marcottes ; de la direction des tiges et de celle des racines, etc.. Livre cinquième : De l'économie des végétaux ; des divers mouvements de la sève ; des maladies des arbres et des remèdes qu'on peut y appliquer.Restauration aux coins. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Blomet [France, Paris]
2018-04-10 11:34:06
MARTYN, Thomas.
London: For B. White and Son, 1788. London: For B. White and Son,, 1788. and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany. Octavo (214 x 131 mm). Contemporary green straight-grained morocco, title gilt to the spine, compartments formed by single gilt rule, single fillet gilt panel to the boards, dotted edge-roll, gilt edges, greek key roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, blue silk page-marker intact. 38 hand-coloured engraved plates by F. P. Nodder. Spine sunned, some old dark marking to head of back cover. A very good copy with the terminal advertisement leaf. First edition. Thomas Martyn (1735-1825) followed his father as professor of botany at Cambridge. He was an "early adopter" of the Linnaean system and in 1763 gave a course of lectures on that subject. He also translated Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany (1785); in fact, twenty-four of the thirty-two letters in that edition were the work of Martyn. In his "Advertisement" Martyn notes that "Some persons, who have honoured the Letters on the Elements of Botany with their approbation, having signified a wish that the subject might still be further illustrated by figures [i.e. plates], Mr. Nodder, an ingenious artist, has been employed for this purpose". The work of Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1773-1800), described by ODNB as "finely eteched", here "actually underpinned the whole project to illustrate Linnaeus's system of vegetables" (ibid.). The publisher Benjamin White, "produced a wide range of titles, some of great beauty" (ibid.) and was younger brother of Gilbert White; his most … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-09 14:17:23
[BONNEVILLE (Nicolas de)]
Orient de Londres, 1788, 2 parties in 12, de 4ff.-4pp.-134pp. & 4ff.-172pp., 1 planche emblématique gravée h.t. de N. Ransonnette représentant "le poignard des Jésuites retrouvé dans les ténèbres", rel en 2 vol. cart. papier marbré bleu moderne genre ancien, derniers ff. du 2e vol. rognés en marge sinon bon exemplaire bien complet de la gravure qui manque souvent. (ex-libris Den Danske Store Landsloges Arkiv og Bibliothek) Rarissime ouvrage maçonnique, certainement l'un des plus rares, car en grande partie détruit. En effet, La Mère Loge Ecossaise fut tellement irritée par cet ouvrage qu'elle le brûla le 13 juin 1788. L'auteur y accuse ouvertement les Jésuites d'être les fameux Supérieurs Inconnus et ceci à grand renfort de preuves numérologiques et cryptographiques très curieuses. Transportés en Ecosse par Marie Stuart, les "Adonhiramites" profitèrent des troubles du règne de Charles Ier pour s'infiltrer en Angleterre et dans toute l'Europe. La restauration des Stuart fut bien le règne des Jésuites et ce fut de leur 7° collège "d'Hérodon" que sortit la condamnation de Charles Ier d'Angleterre et de Louis XVI, ainsi que le démontre savamment Grasset d'Orcet dans son étude détaillée de la planche emblématique (cf. "le pacte de famine" in Revue Britannique, Nov. 1890). Ce dernier pense d'ailleurs que l'auteur de cet ouvrage ne serait pas Nicolas de Bonneville mais bien plutôt le fameux Abbé Sicard bienfaiteur des sourds-muets. D'ailleurs l'abbé Le Franc dans la "conjuration contre la religion catholique et les Souverains" distingue très nettement le Bonneville président du ce … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2018-04-09 14:17:22
FRANC-MAÇONNERIE VENISE 1788]
in Venezia, presso L. Bassaglia, 1788. cart. papier marbré jaune moderne genre ancien, petit cachet au faux-titre sinon bel exemplaire à toutes marges. Très rare ouvrage resté anonyme. La première édition date de 1785. Ce texte a été rédigé après la fermeture de la loge anglaise "l'Union" par le Sénat de Venise en 1785. La Loge était située corte da Mosto, à San Marcuola. Les planches sont principalement d'origine française avec des tableaux de loges de grades écossais, et un frontispice représentant des scènes maçonniques avec des devises latines du Régime Rectifié. Lattanzi Biblio massoneria italiana n°770 "Libro anonimo che, mettendo in burletta la Istituzione sul frontespizio ne trattava, nel testo, in modo non avverso, secondo il costume corrente dei suoi detrattori, quasi a disporre in suo favore l'opinione pubblica, per svelenirla dall'ondata di odio pauroso che aveva prodotto la teatralità dell'avvenimento" (la scoperta di une loggia à Venezia)- Pas dans Fesch, ni Caillet - Kloss 1924 (édit. de 1785) - Wolfstieg 29997 (édit. de 1785) - cat. CCFR (aucun exemplaire dans les Bibliothèques françaises) - cat. KVK (1ex à Suttgart, et 6 ex. en Italie.) in 8°, de 92pp., ill. de 7 planches gravées ht., [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-04 01:45:15
KEATE GEORGES
" - Chez Le Jay et Maradan, A Paris 1788, in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) 282pp. et (4) 274pp. (3), 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale française in-8, parue dans le même temps que l'édition in-4. Elle est illustrée de 16 planches, dont 12 dépliantes (vues, portraits, objets) et d'une grande carte dépliante, le tout sur papier fort. Cette édition est parue la même année que l'originale anglaise, et la traduction a été revue par le Comte de Mirabeau. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée et glacée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fleurons caissonnés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, tomaisons en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 micro coupures en tête du tome 2. Etroite fente au mors supérieur en tête du tome 1, mors inférieur fendu en tête et queue sur 4 cm. Coins émoussés, certains rognés avec manques de cuir. Ensemble frotté. Bon aspect général. L'archipel des îles Palaos est situé à l'est des Philippines, au nord de l'Indonésie, en Micronésie ; Le capitaine Georges Wilson et son équipage, au service de la Compagnie des Indes, firent naufrage sur une île proche des Palaos en 1783. L'ouvrage conte comment ils furent reçus par les indigènes et leur roi, et comment ils vécurent, jusqu'à ce que le roi leur fit construire un navire pour se rendre à Macao, tout en confiant son fils au soin du capitaine Wilson, afin que celui-ci reçut un éducation occidentale. Georges Keate, à l'aide des carnets du capitaine, a établi la narration de voyage du navire l'Antelope qui partit de Macao. L'introduction est une recherche dans la littérature de l'existence de ces îles … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-28 06:48:09
LE PRIEUR CHARRIERE DE Isabelle & CUBIERES DE Michel
A Tempé, A Paris, A Paris: 1788. LE PRIEUR CHARRIERE DE Isabelle - Description d'une partie de la vallée de Montmorenci, et de ses plus agréables jardins [Ensemble] Lettres écrites de Lausanne [Ensemble] Voyage à la Bastille fait le 16 juillet 1789 LE PRIEUR CHARRIERE DE Isabelle Description d'une partie de la vallée de Montmorenci, et de ses plus agréables jardins [Ensemble] Lettres écrites de Lausanne [Ensemble] Voyage à la Bastille fait le 16 juillet 1789 Chez Le Jay & chez Prault & chez Garnery, A Tempé, A Paris, A Paris 1788 - 1789, In-8 (12x19,5cm), iv, 43pp. 19Pl. ; (4) 118pp. (2) ; 48pp., 3 ouvrages en un volume relié. Seconde édition de la Description d'une partie de la vallée de Montmorenci après la première parue en 1784 ; elle est illustrée de 19 figures, dont 3 dépliantes. Les dessins ont été réalisés par la Duchesse d'Albon et François Marie de Lussy et gravés par Lepagelet.Seconde édition sous le nouveau titre des Lettres écrites de Lausanne des Lettres Neuchateloises parues initialement en 1784.Edition originale de ce Voyage à la Bastille...Reliure en demi basane brune d'époque. Dos lisse orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Manque aux mors en queue. Coins émoussés et dénudés. Une planche dépliante jaunie. Rousseurs éparses sur les premiers feuillets.Description de plusieurs jardins de la vallée de Montmorenci et principalement de celui du Comte d'Albon à Franconville, et notamment de sa demeure comportant une bibliothèque de 30000 volumes ; les planches qui illustrent ce jardin avaient auparavant été publiées dans un r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-03-28 01:04:40
(Wimpffen, Félix Louis de):
Au Grand Orient (d, i. Paris, 1788. IV, 331 S. HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. Caillet 11551. - Exlibris Robert Graf Lichnowsky und Werdenberg (1849), Domherr zu Olmütz, Titel mit seinem Stempel. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titelblatt am Falz gebräunt. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski [DE]
2018-03-27 11:31:10
MAKINTOSH William & CAPPER John
- Chez Regnault, A Paris 1788, In-8 (12x20cm), xxiv, 486pp. et viij, 414pp., relié. - Seconde édition, après la première parue en 1786, chez le même éditeur. Elle est illustrée de 3 cartes dépliantes sur papier fort, une de l'Europe, une seconde du milieu de l'Asie, une troisième du Pôle Nord. Reliures en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fleurons. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome 1 arasée ; celle du tome 2 en grande partie manquante. Coiffe de queue du tome 2 arasée. 6 coins très émoussés. Une incision au dernier caisson au tome 2. Frottements et épidermures sur les plats. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Une déchirure sur une pliure à la grande carte de l'Asie. Composé d'une série de lettres, les voyages de Makintosh ont pour but essentiellement la description et la situation de l'Indostan, et présence anglaise en Inde. Ce voyage passe néanmois par l'Europe (description des Pays-Bas, de Anvers, de Nantes et Lorient), le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et l'ïle Bourbon, où Makintosh fut retenu prisonnier. Certaines lettres paraissent avoir des sujets très divers mais toutes en fait se rattachent à la situation de l'Angleterre et à son avenir dans les Indes, ainsi des lettres concernant la guerre entre les Américains et les Anglais, ou de celles concernant les principaux chefs anglais des Indes. Intéressant appendice Sur les fourmis qui attaquent les cannes à sucre. Le Voyage de Capper, colonel de la Compagnie des Indes orientales, nous découvre l'ancienne route des Indes par voie de terre, depuis l'Egypte. In fine, extrait du … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-03-27 10:39:40
KEATE Georges
- Chez Le Jay et Maradan, A Paris 1788, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) 282pp. et (4) 274pp. (3), relié. - Edition originale française, illustrée de 16 planches, dont 11 dépliantes et d'une grande carte dépliante (vues autochtones, objets.). Cette édition est parue la même année que l'originale anglaise. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée et glacée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fleurons caissonnés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, tomaisons en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 micro coupures en tête du tome 2. Etroite fente au mors supérieur en tête du tome 1, mors inférieur fendu en tête et queue sur 4 cm. Coins émoussés, certains rognés avec manques de cuir. Ensemble frotté. Bon aspect général. L'archipel des îles Palaos est situé à l'est des Philippines, au nord de l'Indonésie, en Micronésie ; Le capitaine Georges Wilson et son équipage, au service de la Compagnie des Indes, firent naufrage sur une île proche des Palaos en 1783. L'ouvrage conte comment ils furent reçus par les indigènes et leur roi, et comment ils vécurent, jusqu'à ce que le roi leur fit construire un navire pour se rendre à Macao, tout en confiant son fils au soin du capitaine Wilson, afin que celui-ci reçut un éducation occidentale. Georges Keate, à l'aide des carnets du capitaine, a établi la narration de voyage du navire l'Antelope qui partit de Macao. L'introduction est une recherche dans la littérature de l'existence de ces îles. Le livre relate, bien évidemment, les moeurs et coutumes des habitants. A la fin du tome II, un vocabulaire de la langue Pelew. On no … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-03-27 01:32:20
Georges KEATE
First french edition, illustrated with 16 boards, including 11 unfolding and a large folding map (native views, objects ...). This edition was published the same year as the English original.Bindings in full marbled and glossy sheepskin. Smooth back decorated with 4 boxed florets. Title pieces in red morocco, tomatoes in black morocco. Triple framing net on the boards. 2 micro cuts at the head of Volume 2. Narrow slot in the upper joint at the head of Volume 1, lower joint split at the head and tail over 4 cm. Blunt corners, some cut off with lack of leather. Rubbed together. Good general appearance.The Palau Archipelago is located in the east of the Philippines, in northern Indonesia, in Micronesia; Captain George Wilson and his crew in the service of the East India Company were shipwrecked on an island near Palau in 1783. The book tells how they were received by the natives and their king, and how they lived until that the king had them build a ship to go to Macau, while entrusting his son to the care of Captain Wilson, so that he received a Western education. Georges Keate, using the captain's notebooks, drew up the voyage narration of the Antelope ship that departed from Macao. The introduction is a research in the literature of the existence of these islands. The book relates, of course, the habits and customs of the inhabitants. At the end of Volume II, a vocabulary of the Pelew language. It is interesting to note an episode which shows the king at war against the inhabitants of other islands, and who borrowed 5 men to the captain to accompany him to the war, the peac … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2018-03-25 02:20:13
CONFUCIUS] - HELMAN (ISIDORE STANISLAS HENRI)
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-maroquin 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]
Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS [HONG KONG, N/A, Hong Kong]
2018-03-23 16:24:56
More, Hannah
London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1788. First Edition. An excellent copy of this exceptionally rare abolitionist work. Quarter calf with marbled boards; text block is tight and internally clean, with only occasional mild foxing not affecting text. Slavery: A Poem has not appeared at auction since 1956, and according to OCLC the only known copy in an institution is housed at the British Library. Hannah More, one of the leading activists of her time, firmly believed in applying education to improve the lives of women and minorities. Composed to support William Wilberforce's parliamentary campaign for abolition, her poem Slavery was read aloud at rallies and meetings, and its use of sound was designed to strike at its audience mentally and emotionally, encouraging listeners to question the importance of skin color. Drawing on religious doctrines and political philosophy, she urged listeners to consider the illogic of their own racism; and she powerfully blended these arguments into a tragic narrative depicting a female slave being torn from her children. "Does then th' immortal principle within Change with the casual colour of a skin? Does matter govern spirit? or is mind Degraded by the form to which tis join'd? No: they have heads to think, and hearts to feel, And souls to act with firm, tho' erring zeal; For they have keen affections, kind desires, Love strong as death, and active patriot fires." The Broadview Anthology suggests that More's poem was widely read among abolitionists, and in its own time it was considered successful for its ability to "force pro-sl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2018-03-23 11:25:21
RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE (Nicolas-Edme);
et se trouve ? Paris, ch?s les libraires nomm?s en t?te du Catalogue 1788-1794, A Londres. 16 parties en 8 vol. in-12, demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse orn? (reli? vers 1890). ?dition originale. Exemplaire bien complet de la 15e partie et de la tr?s rare 16e partie. Les Nuits de Paris constituent ? en quelque sorte, un journal personnel de Restif pendant la R?volution depuis le 23 avril 1789 jusqu'au 31 octobre 1793, et poss?dent pour cette raison seule, un int?r?t exceptionnel ? (Rives-Child). La pagination se suit jusqu'? la fin de la quatorzi?me partie (tome 7), qui devait ?tre la derni?re car on lit apr?s la table : Fin de la XIVe et derni?re partie. La quinzi?me partie, parue deux ans apr?s porte un titre diff?rent : La semaine nocturne : sept nuits de Paris, qui peuvent servir de suite aux III-CLXXX d?j? publi?es. A Paris, ches Guillot. La rarissime seizi?me partie publi?e trois ans apr?s la 15e partie, porte le m?me tire que les quatorze premi?res parties, sans non d'?diteur, A Paris, 1794, avec en caract?res minuscules au bas du titre : ? Les XV Ieres parties se trouvent chez le C. M?rigot quai de la Vall?e ? (par prudence, M?rigot, ? cette date, avait cess? de se charger de la vente des ouvrages de Restif). L'?pigraphe diff?rente, Je ne m'apitoie pas sur un roi : que les rois plaignent les rois ; je n'ai rien de commun avec ces gens-l? ; ce n'est pas mon prochain. Drame de la vie, 1332 pages, a ?t? biff? ? l'encre du temps dans notre exemplaire. Le dernier mot du volume est : ? Vive la R?publique et la Montagne ! ? Les premiers volumes n'ont pas ?t? cartonn?s ; la … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2018-03-23 06:04:15
PROVENCE -
A Aix, Des Imprimeries de B. Gibelin-David & T. Emeric-David, 1788. 406 pp. 4to. Modern cloth. Kress B.1464; not in Goldsmiths. Original edition. Signed on the title-page by the clerk of the court, Bertrand, as was required. The publication of this volume was deemed necessary with an eye on educating those involved in discussing the new constitution and laws of the Provence concerning the various contributions of the three orders. The project generated an enormous number of proposals which often showed grave misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the constitution and the law. This work was printed on the expense of the nobility.
Bookseller: A. Gerits & Son b.v. - Antiquarian booksellers [Netherlands, La Diemen]
2018-03-22 05:36:02
M. PERRONET
- COMPLET DU VOLUME IN-QUARTO DE TEXTE ET TRES GRAND IN-FOLIO POUT l'ATLAS. - 1782, GRAND IN-FOLIO, Demi basane d'époque et plats agréablement recouverts de papier marbrés également d'époque, pièce de titre orangée. Bien complet du beaux Frontispice du Portrait de PERRONET de Cochin, des 73 planches dont les planches 34* & 34** (75 pl.) & (avec les 8 planches ajoutées pour l'édition de 1788), des plus grands graveurs du temps. (Soit 75 pl. + front.) Planches très propres. Cachet d'ex-libris gauffré de la Bibliothèque de J.L. et M.C. JUNG. - 1788, DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE FRANCOIS-AMBROISE DIDOT Chez Didot Fils Aîné=Jombert Jeune, Libraire. - Fort in-quarto divisé en deux parties. Pleine basane marbrée, fissure du cuir au premier plat, coiffes élimées, dos lisse orné de semis de lis avec trou de cuir, pièce de titre maroquin verte. Corps de texte propre. Légère salissure des tranches. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DANS SES RELIURES D'EPOQUE. Edition la plus complète. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE BERNARD MARIE ROLIN [BLET, France]
2018-03-17 20:04:08
Minot George Richards
A UNIQUE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND SUPERBLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY OF THIS VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Wonderfully extra-illustrated with excellent inclusions from period sources; 10 engraved portraits, four plates including early mentions of Shay and the rebellion, 4 printed promissory notes, 3 of which are dated from 1775 -1777 and finished and signed by hand. A signed, manuscript letter dated February 15, 1787 to Major General Lincoln from William Shepard, who, as a state militia leader protected the Springfield Armory during the Rebellion is also included. The two men, both significant leaders in Massachusetts during the birthing of the new nation, were instrumental in preventing the rebellions from succeeding. 8vo, very finely bound in full red crushed morocco, the covers triple-framed in gilt, the spine with gilt tooled raised bands separating beautifully gilt tooled compartments incorporating a thistle motif, two compartments gilt lettered, board edges gilt ruled and with wide richly gilt decorated turn-ins, silk endleaves and pastedowns and t.e.g. 192pp. A magnificent example, the rare original first edition quite clean with only a hint of occasional spotting that is typical to the book, the additional material all in very fine condition, as is the very beautiful binding. A UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, PRINTED IN 1788 IN MASSACHUSETTS BY ISAIAH THOMAS, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE EARLY AMERICAN PRINTERS. This insightful and scarce contemporary history of the Massachusetts rebellions written largely from the Federalist point of v … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Buddenbrooks, Inc. [US]
2018-03-17 03:26:42
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791
We believe this to be the only autograph manuscript of a complete work by Mozart offered for sale within the last 25 years. The present manuscript is also interesting for its reference to "Turkish music," also employed in the composer's Die Entführing aus dem Serail K384 and the Alla Turca piano rondo .331. The piece, quite programmatic in nature, dates from Mozart's "annus mirabilis," 1788, the year in which he also composed the last of the three symphonies (K543, K550 and K551, the "Jupiter}") and the string trio K563. "La Bataille" was associated with events in Austria's military campaign against the Turks in 1788-1791; its instrumentation is particularly notable in calling for various combinations including trumpet, fife, and drum and, in the coda, war-like sound effects created by the methods in which the basses are struck. "Mozart composed dance music throughout his life. His first surviving dances, a set of minuets composed in Salzburg, dated from 1769; between that date and 1791 he composed over thirty sets of dances, as well as a number of independent works, around 200 single dances in all, for Prague and Vienna, as well as Salzburg. Mozart was an enthusiastic and accomplished dancer himself..." "... In Vienna in the 1780s Mozart's enthusiasm for dancing coincided with a general upsurge in the popularity of the pastime... Dancing took place in inns, parks and dance halls but the highpoint of the year was the series of Carnival balls held under the auspices of the court in the Redoutensall... As Kammermusicus in the court from December 1787, Mozart's only … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [U.S.A.]
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