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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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2018-03-12 08:12:31
Jacques Necker Giuseppe Coltellini trad
Hotel de Thou. In-4° grande; Sur le compte...) pp. VIII, 284; Conto presentato...) Milano, eredi Antonio Agnelli, 1781. pp. (4), 107, (1), xxiv; mezza pelle con due tasselli al dorso. Esemplare in barbe, intonso il primo libro. Piccolo timbro di proprietà al frontespizio. Edizione originale. Nel 1781 Jacques Necker (1732-1804) controllore generale delle finanze, pubblicò il primo resoconto mai pubblicato sullo stato delle finanze francesi che qui si trova nella rara traduzione in italiano ; venne duramente criticato e attaccato e la prima opera qui rilegata è la difesa che Necker scrisse per difendere il suo operato, particolarmente indirizzata contro Calonne. Siamo all'alba della Rivoluzione francese; Necker aveva amministrato le finanze dal '76 all'81 e nuovamente nel 1788; Calonne dall'84 all'87. Cioranescu 47909. Goldsmiths' 13648. Kress B.1452. Stourm p. 126. cfEinaudi 4112.
Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini [IT]
2018-03-11 20:24:59
Nichols, John
Printed by and for John Nichols and Son, 1788. First edition of Nichols’ splendid history of the reign of Elizabeth I, a magnificent two-volume chronicle of England’s greatest queen, featuring 30 full-page engraved illustrations (three folding and frontispiece in Vol. I), three folding genealogical charts, numerous in-text engravings and facsimile signatures and a large folding map of London circa 1558. numerous illustrations, plates & fold-outs all checked & free from markings. Bindings are tight with no cracks. 3/4 leather with marbled brown cloth boards show some edge wear. Spines have gilt titles and decorations divided by raised bands with some flaking and edge wear at the hinges. Text and plates fresh and clean with only light scattered foxing, expert archival repair to verso of folding plate (I:113), small closed tears to a few text leaves. A highly desirable two-volume history in near-fine condition. Armorial bookplates of Ireland's Fitzpatrick of Grantstown Manor. John Nichols's The Progresses of Queen Elizabeth has long been an indispensable reference tool for scholars working on Elizabethan court and culture. Includes accounts of the dramatic performances, orations, and poems written for the Queen, supplemented by eye-witness accounts of the Queen and her progresses, contemporary correspondence, details of the day-to-day running of the Court. Elizabeth I was “the last of the Tudors and the greatest of queens” The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn came into her inheritance on 17 November 1558, a day to be marked by celebrations even after the close of her lon … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books [Buford, GA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-11 08:28:48
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.]
2018-03-11 08:28:48
GORDON, William (1728-1807)
London: Printed for the Author, 1788. 4 volumes, 8vo. 9 engraved folding maps and plates. Repaired tear to map of Yorktown. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked. The first edition of the "first full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid" (Howes). 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. "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution" (Sabin). The 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, maps of the areas surrounding Boston and New York City, plus battle plans of Fort Moultrie and Yorktown. Howes G256; Sabin 28011; Larned 134; Gephart 996; Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution 23, 63, 86, 105, 201.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-10 20:55:21
Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Isaiah Thomas
Printed by Isaiah Thomas Worcester, MA 1788 First Edition. Book Octavo (8vo) Hardcover Very good- condition [iv], 389 pages including an index. Hardcover: rebacked in brown buchram with gilt lettering and design with original full leather boards retained. New endpapers; the front endpapers have ink notations from 1980. The title page and a few pages are browned in the margins, there is minor foxing scattered throughout the text, and a few pages near the end of the text are lightly stained in the margin. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.
Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA [US]
2018-03-10 11:25:52
GRASSET DE SAINT SAUVEUR Jacques (-)
Paris, Pavard, 1788 (ma in antiporta: 1787). In-4° (21 x 17), 40 fascicoli con 74 tavv. complessive, stampate in rame all'acquatinta a colore impresso e rialzate ad acquerello, con i relativi fascicoli di testo ad accompagnamento, composti da numeri di pagine variabile da 4 a 28 a seconda dell'importanza delle diverse regioni geografiche. Il tutto preceduto da un frontespizio a stampa e da un'antiporta allegorica, sempre incisi su rame a colori impressi, eseguiti da Mixelle su disegno di Daisrais. Bella legatura piena pelle coeva, dorso ornato con fregi e motivi neoclassici, cornicetta in oro ai piatti. Ottimo es. (5487) Volume primo soltanto, comprendente la maggior parte dell'Europa, di quest'opera che ebbe vicende editoriali travagliate. La prima edizione, in soli due volumi, apparve nel 1784; fu poi ripresa ed ampliata nel 1787 in 4 voll. sotto il nome dell'editore Pavard, senza il nome del Grasset de Saint Sauveur, che ricomparve poi nel 1796 in un'altra edizione in 5 voll. col titolo Encyclopédie des Voyages. I testi descrittivi sono di Sylvain Maréchal che avrebbe poi affermato la sua notorietà nel periodo rivoluzionario. Il presente volume comprende Francia, Spagna, Inghilterra e Scozia, Olanda e Paesi Bassi, Germania, Islanda, Finlandia, Lapponia, Svizzera, Austria, Boemia, Ungheria, Piemonte, Repubblica di Genova e Corsica, Isole Baleari; ogni nazione è accompagnata dal suo fascicolo di testo descrittivo. Le tavv. hanno la singolarità di essere a colore impresso e poi ritoccate ad acquerello. Colas, n. 1979; Lipperheide, AC. 10-11.
Bookseller: Libreria Soave [IT]
2018-03-10 11:25:46
AGRICOLTURA - TORINO (-)
Torino, Giammichele Briolo (in seguito: Gaetano Balbino), 1788-1821. 10 voll. in-8° (19 x 13), di pp. (4)+XCIX+164; pp. 296; pp. 324;pp. 240 con 3 tavv. in rame; pp. (4)+450+(2), con 2 tabelle e 1 tav. in rame f.t.; pp. (4)+436, con 3 tavv. in rame f.t.;pp. XXVI+(2)+436, con 17 tavv. f.t. con varie numerazioni; pp. XXXV+307+(4), con 2 tavv. in rame f.t. Nei primi voll. vignetta xilografica con emblema della Soc. Agraria ai frontespizi. Leg. mezza pelle coeva, tasselli ai dorsi con titoli e filetti in oro. Ottimo es., con due errori di impaginazione nei fascicoli preliminari del I e del X volume. (10225) Rara raccolta completa delle "Memorie della Società Agraria di Torino", che svolse un ruolo significativo e meritorio nel rinnovamento delle colture e delle pratiche agricole in Piemonte a cavallo tra XVIII e XIX secolo. Dopo il 1790, con il tomo VI, la serie si interruppe, per riprendere col tomo VII negli anni repubblicani IX e X sotto la denominazione della 27.ma Divisione Militare della Repubblica Francese, fino al 1812; dopo una nuova interruzione, nel 1821 apparve il vol. X, conclusivo della serie. Infine, nel 1831, apparve ancora un vol. XI, che quasi mai si trova unito ai presenti. Cfr. Sirugo, p. 21. La Società Agraria di Torino nacque nel 1785 col patrocinio di Vittorio Amedeo III, ispirandosi in parte al modello dell'Accademia dei Georgofili di Firenze. Ne fecero parte scienziati e studiosi di qualità, come C. I. Giulio, V. Virginio, B. Bonvicino, A. Giobert, M. Paroletti; nel 1788 la Società assunse la denominazione di "Reale Società", e infine con Carlo Alberto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Soave [IT]
2018-03-10 11:25:39
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 [France, Alise-Sainte-Reine]
2018-03-10 06:06:01
Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Isaiah Thomas
Worcester, MA: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, 1788. Book. Octavo (8vo). [iv], 389 pages including an index. Hardcover: rebacked in brown buchram with gilt lettering and design with original full leather boards retained. New endpapers; the front endpapers have ink notations from 1980. The title page and a few pages are browned in the margins, there is minor foxing scattered throughout the text, and a few pages near the end of the text are lightly stained in the margin. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Very good-condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2018-03-09 07:41:44
JONES, Sir William.
Calcutta: Printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788. FIRST EDITION. "This slim paper, read to the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1786 and published in its Transactions, marks a turning-point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology... "In 1786 Jones made his epoch-making discovery of the relationship between the Sanskrit, Gothic, Greek and Latin languages -- to which he later, erroneously, thought he could add Egyptian. His clear understanding of the basic principles of scientific linguistics provided the foundation on which Rask, Bopp and Grimm built the imposing structure of comparative Indo-European studies" (PMM). Jones (1746-1794)had established his reputation as an orientalist by his Grammar of the Persian language (1771). In 1783 he was knighted and appointed a judge of the high court in Calcutta, the administrative seat of the East India Company, an office he held until his death. Here he indulged in his oriental studies, founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal, of which he was president, and edited its journal. The first paper in this, the first volume of its journal, is "A dissertation on the orthography of Asiatick words in Roman letters", also by Jones, with 7 plates. Printing and the Mind of Man 235. The London reprint of this journal is common, but this original edition, printed in Calcutta, is much scarcer. Neither Jones's name nor the title of his paper are given on its first page.Large 4to, 1 leaf, pp. xvi, 465, (1), and 33 engraved plates. Modern half calf. Light spotting on pp. 423-431, otherwise a fine copy. The whole v … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [United Kingdom]
2018-03-08 08:11:27
[Peter the Great]; Staehlin, (Jakob von)
London: Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street; J. Sewell, No. 32, Cornhill; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, 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]
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2018-03-07 15:29:18
HOCHENLEITTER, Lukas (Hrsg.)
Wien & Leipzig Hochenleitter und Komp, 1788. In-8; Titel mit kolor. gest. Vignette, 1 Bl., 60 kolor. Kupfertaf. mit lateinischen und deutschen Pflanzennamen; späteres HLn. mit goldgepr. Rücken; Titel mit gelöschtem Stempel und etwas angeschmutzt, Vorrede knapp beschnitten (geringer Buchstabenverlust), sonst ausgezeichnet erhalten, die altkolorierten Kupfertafeln frisch. - Ohne das Abbildungsverzeichnis. Nissen, Botan. Buchillustr. 2342. - In zweimonatigen Lieferungen erschienen. Die qualitätvollen, nicht nummerierten Kupferstiche (gezeichnet von J. Lachenbauer, gestochen von Ignaz Albrecht) sind in unserem Exemplar alphabetisch nach den lateinischen Pflanzennamen eingebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH [Wien, Austria]
2018-03-05 11:56:14
MENON
Paris, Par la Compagnie des Libraires associés, 1788. In douze ,x-525 pp, reliure d'éditeur en plein veau, dos à cinq nerfs , à restaurer car premier plat détaché, annotations dans les marges,papier taché par endroits et traces de vers,état usagé. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Jousseaume (SLAM/ILAB) [Paris, France]
2018-03-03 17:27:45
Lavater, John Caspar. Blake, William.
London: J. Johnson, 1788. Small 8vo, vi, i (errata), 224 pp, with the frontispiece designed by Fuseli and engraved by Blake. Very Good in original drab paper-covered boards, slightly worn on paper spine and at one corner : a firm and clean copy with George Goyder's bookplate and a clean copy of the engraving in the first state. Scarce in boards in this condition. First edition, first state of the plate. The frontispiece is after a drawing by Fuseli (see Essick, Blake and His Contemporaries..., 43 for the original drawing) and is a powerful image. The text notes “End of Vol. I” but no further volumes appeared as a fire destroyed Lavater’s manuscript at the printer. The Huntington Library has Blake’s own copy, extensively annotated throughout. Bentley, BB, 480. Essick and Easson 2, XXXII, 1a. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XVIII.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 17:25:45
Lavater, John Caspar. Blake, William.
London: J. Johnson, 1788. Small 8vo, vi, i (errata), 224 pp, with the frontispiece designed by Fuseli and engraved by Blake. Very Good in original drab paper-covered boards, slightly worn on paper spine and at one corner : a firm and clean copy with George Goyder's bookplate and a clean copy of the engraving in the first state. Scarce in boards in this condition. First edition, first state of the plate. The frontispiece is after a drawing by Fuseli (see Essick, Blake and His Contemporaries..., 43 for the original drawing) and is a powerful image. The text notes “End of Vol. I” but no further volumes appeared as a fire destroyed Lavater’s manuscript at the printer. The Huntington Library has Blake’s own copy, extensively annotated throughout. Bentley, BB, 480. Essick and Easson 2, XXXII, 1a. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XVIII.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 17:24:22
Lavater, John Caspar. Blake, William.
London: J. Johnson, 1788. Small 8vo, vi, i (errata), 224 pp, with the frontispiece designed by Fuseli and engraved by Blake. Very Good in original drab paper-covered boards, slightly worn on paper spine and at one corner : a firm and clean copy with George Goyder's bookplate and a clean copy of the engraving in the first state. Scarce in boards in this condition. First edition, first state of the plate. The frontispiece is after a drawing by Fuseli (see Essick, Blake and His Contemporaries..., 43 for the original drawing) and is a powerful image. The text notes “End of Vol. I” but no further volumes appeared as a fire destroyed Lavater’s manuscript at the printer. The Huntington Library has Blake’s own copy, extensively annotated throughout. Bentley, BB, 480. Essick and Easson 2, XXXII, 1a. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XVIII.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2018-03-02 16:31:03
Goethe, J. W. v.
Druck der Officina Bodoni und eines von 12 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in gelbem Maroquin. Der Text folgt der Weimarer Sophienausgabe und wurde von Hand auf Fabriano Bütten abgezogen. Goethe erlebte den römischen Karneval zweimal. Seine Wohnung befand sich damals im Corso, unweit von der Piazza del Popolo, und er konnte vom zweiten Stock des Hauses zusehen, was sich alles unter ihm auf der Straße begab. Tadelloses Exemplar. - Mardersteig 6.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther [Kelkheim, Germany]
2018-03-02 14:55:05
Dreyzehn geheime Briefe
Leipzig Böhme, 1788. (19,5 x 12 cm). (8) 120 S. Kartonband aus altem Material, unbeschnitten. Einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen alchemistischen Schrift, "aus zwey geheimen Manuscripten mit der größten Genauigkeit zum erstenmal zum Druck befördert". - Die Abbildungen zeigen ein "alchemistisches Gräslein" und zwei Destillieröfen. - Durchgehend leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig. Vier Blätter mit kleinem Fleckenrand in der rechten unteren Ecke. Einband gering fleckig und berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - Gardner 103; Caillet 3254; Brüning 5440; nicht in den einschlägigen Bibliographien
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
2018-03-01 22:40:38
Gibbon, Edward (Esq)
London, England: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776-1788. Mixed Set: (First Edition Vols. II - VI, Third Issue, Vol. I). Complete in 6 thick large quarto 4to volumes. (11 3/8" x 9 1/4"). Vol. 1, 704 + lxxxviii, Notes; Vol. 2, Table of Contents to Vol. 1, Table of Contents to Vol. 2, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 3, Table of Contents to Vol. 3, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 4, Preface, Contents, 620 pp.; Vol. 5, 684 pp. Vol. 6, 646 pp. + General Index. Half-title pages and errata present. Bound uniformly in early, most likely original, full polished, mottled calf, (similar to tree calf) and rebacked to sympathetic period style. Boards are bright, with modest wear at edges and corners. Dual contrasting leather spine labels, bright and unchipped. Spine compartments ornamented in gilt. Original heavy laid cotton rag endpapers, guarded by japan paper. Handmade laid paper throughout is high-quality rag stock. No library or ex-library markings. Original hand-sewn headbands and tailbands and silk ribbon placemarkers present (some remnant only). Three original folding maps, large, well- struck on heavy stock, and clean. Eastern Roman Empire map shows some professionally repaired paper weld repair of crease-wear-and-tear on reverse side. Western Roman Empire map reveals at least one paper weld repair on reverse side. Light foxing to text and maps -- less than is often found for this set. Vol. I engraved frontispiece portrait of Edward Gibbon by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Volumes II through VI (are the true London Large Quarto First Edition, issued 1781 through1788. Volume I is the revised th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Aardvark Books [USA]
2018-02-28 22:24:14
NOGUÈS (Marie-Germain).
Sans lieu ni nom d'éditeur, 1788. In-8 (140 X 225 mm) broché sous couverture muette d'attente à couture apparente, boîte-écrin demi-basane brune, dos lisse cloisonné de triple filet doré, compartiments ornés d'un fleuron à froid, pièces de titre et d'auteur basane grenat, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré (reliure moderne) ; 36 pages dont le titre. ÉDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE de cet ouvrage qui, selon Henri Béraldi, n'aurait été imprimé qu'à «un petit nombre d'exemplaires ». Jacques Labarère quant à lui, dans sa bibliographie publiée en 1978 et intitulée "Les Vingt Livres Pyrénéistes les plus rares", dénombre 10 exemplaires connus : 8 en collections privées et 2 en collections publiques. (Dendaletche, 1348, «Très rare » - Labarère, 1103, «Très rare » - Labarère, "Les Vingt Livres Pyrénéistes les plus rares", n°12 - Bourdette, "Annales du Labéda", IV-341, «brochure rarissime » - Béraldi, "Cent ans", I-37). BEL EXEMPLAIRE broché, entièrement non rogné, tel que paru, et conservé dans une élégante reliure-écrin de belle facture. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN [TOULOUSE, MP, France]
2018-02-27 11:23:15
(OHIO)
ALS. 2pg. 6” x 8”. April 6, 1788. Stone Lick [Ohio]. An autograph letter signed “Wm Steele” to Dr. Richard J. Waters of Falls of Ohio: “I received your of the 23d of March. Also yours left at Mr. Collins which I answered immed after, which it appears that it must have been miscarried. The Winter has been so cold that I have not been out surveying in that quarter where Doctor Culbertrom land lyes [sic], and it is out of my power to tell whether it is clean of prior claims or not. I will thank you to write me (if in your power) who located the Land. Perhaps he may direct the survey better than any one else. I will do the best I can for you. As to the Town you mentioned I am yet undetermined but the present situation of our frontier will not admit of doing anything in the matter, and therefore will defer it some time.” The letter has some toning and wear, as well as a seal tear. An early letter from the Ohio frontier.
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [US]
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2018-02-27 09:17:08
LIVOY TIMOTHEE DE R. P.
NYON. Used. RO20189831. DICTIONNAIRE DE SYNONYMES FRANCOIS. 1788. In-8. Relié plein cuir. Bon état, Coins frottés, Dos frotté, Intérieur frais. XIJ + 700 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - coins rognés - nombreuses epidermures - 1 annotation sur la page de titre - dos frotté - coiffe en tete manquante.. . . . Classification Dewey : 443-Dictionnaire français.
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2018-02-27 00:59:12
Bibel - -
Nürnberg, In Verlegung der Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, 1788. Ca. 40 x 26 cm. 57 nn. Blätter, 1181 (23) Seiten, mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 1 ganzseitige Darstellung Luthers mit Familie, 11 ganzseitige Porträts der Kurfürsten, und 6 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Abbildungen, mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Abbildungen und -Initialen nach J. J. Sandrart. Lederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden über Holzdeckeln mit acht Messing-Eckbeschlägen, einer (von zwei) Schließe und Farbschnitt. Zweispaltiger Druck mit allen Kupfern. Einband datiert 1789. Die Holzschnitte teils etwas flau im Druckbild. Vorsätze mit Wurmgängen, fliegender Vorsatz mit halbseitiger Widmung aus dem Jahr 1936, hinterer Vorsatzspiegel mit alten Eintragungen, Schließband einer Schließe fehlt. Einband berieben. Insgesamt schönes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar der letzten Auflage der Kurfürstenbibel von Endter.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht [DE]
2018-02-25 17:49:39
COXE, Guillermo
- Traducida con notas, observaciones y un apéndice por Jacinto de Salas y Quiroga. Madrid, Tip. Mellado, 1846, 11x17, 4 tomos: XII-432+338+517+608 págs. E (57261).
Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas
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